Invitations were extended to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Rochelle Walensky
WND News Center
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis, hosted a panel session in Washington, D.C., Monday morning featuring critics of the COVID-19 vaccines and the federal government’s response to the pandemic, including Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough.
McCullough asked for a show of hands of physicians, scientists and health experts on the panel and in attendance who “personally have witnessed censorship, intimidation or professional reprisal and damage as a result of your advocacy for patients.”
“I want this to be recorded,” he said of his informal poll.
He estimated from a show of hands it was 80% of the people in the room.
Invitations were extended to the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and “other individuals who have developed, promoted, and led the response to the pandemic over the last two years.”
Johnson’s office said “the panel discussion on the global pandemic response” will look at “what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.”
“The panel will also discuss censorship from Big Tech and the mainstream media, pandemic response effect on children, and vaccine mandate impact on worker shortage,” the senator’s statement said.
Johnson has hosted events featuring the testimonies of people injured by COVID-19 vaccines and has chaired Senate hearings on the suppression of COVID-19 treatments.
Malone said vaccine mandates for children are completely unjustified because children are statistically at zero risk of serious adverse effects from COVID while the vaccines pose risks to their immediate and long term health.
“Our public policies managing COVID have had a particularly strong adverse effect on our children,” he said.
McCullough contested the claim by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and academic institutions that vaccination is associated with a decrease in hospitalization.
In recent days, he noted, the CDC has cited five papers that show vaccination is associated with a reduction in hospitalization, even in the omicron wave.
“But it’s only in U.S. hospitals,” he said. “Not in South Africa, not in Germany, not in the Denmark, not in the U.K. and not in Israel.”
He said the claim that the vaccines somehow reduce hospitalization without reducing infection and spread is “academic fraud.”
“These hospitals are not telling us why the patients are hospitalized,” he said. “And we’ve had multiple officials come out and tell us that 40 to 60 percent of the people coming to the hospital who test positive for COVID are not there for COVID.”
Further, he pointed out that the vaccinated get a lot of testing and the unvaccinated refrain from testing.
“So the combination of not adjudicating hospitalizations and this asymmetrical testing is creating a fraudulent data scheme in order to make the claim that the vaccinations are associated with reductions in hospitalizations,” McCullough said.
He argued that Israel “is loaded with vaccinated people in the hospital with COVID. and so is Germany, and so is the United Kingdom, and so elsewhere.”
McCullough became emotional when he cited papers presented to FDA vaccine advisory boards that have not been contested indicating that for young people, particularly boys, the risk of getting myocarditis from the vaccines is far greater than from COVID-19.
“Under no circumstances … should a young person every receive one of these vaccines,” he said.