COVID19: Top Yale Professor Says ‘Decisions Not Based On Science’/ By Michael Thau

Published on October 14, 2020

Written by Michael Thau

You may not have heard, but on August 23, a guy named Harvey Risch made some shocking accusations against Anthony Fauci.

Of course, that by itself doesn’t say much since a lot of people have accused Anthony Fauci of a lot of things since he stepped into the spotlight as the de facto leader of America’s response to COVID-19.

But Harvey Risch isn’t just anybody. Risch is a professor of epidemiology at Yale University. He has an M.D. from UC San Diego, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and he’s published over 300 papers in a career that spans four decades.

Harvey Risch can’t be dismissed as a “crackpot conspiracy theorist.” You can’t brush aside such unbelievably serious accusations with some mantra about “following the science” when a world-renowned scientist is the one making them.

Yet what’s in a way more alarming than Risch’s accusations themselves is the way they, nonetheless, have been completely brushed aside. There hasn’t been a single call by anyone to investigate whether there’s any truth to what Risch is saying. As the palace guard says after seeing the ghost of Hamlet’s father, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Very rotten.

Risch claims that Fauci has knowingly lied about the drug hydroxychloroquine and used his influence to get the FDA to help him suppress it because he and other bureaucrats are “in bed with other forces that are causing them to make decisions that are not based on the science [and are] killing Americans.”

Moreover, Risch specifically claims that Fauci and the FDA have caused ” the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans who could have been saved by” HCQ

Dr. Risch was mentioned in an open letter lambasting Fauci for lying about HCQ written by three working physicians I reported on a couple of months back.

Drs. George C. Fareed, Michael M. Jacobs, and Donald C. Pompan open with a perfect description of the disturbing way Fauci’s opinions are presented as incontrovertible fact “without formal public opposition from physicians who passionately disagree,” which, despite his media branding as a “man of science,” is actually the antithesis of how science should operate and, in fact, emblematic of a cult.

From the very beginning of the pandemic:

“[P]hysicians worldwide discovered that high-risk patients can be treated successfully as outpatients, within the first five to seven days of the onset of symptoms, with a “cocktail” consisting of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin (or doxycycline). Multiple scholarly contributions to the literature detail the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine-based combination treatment.”

Besides the “hundreds of physicians in the United States and thousands across the globe who have had dramatic success treating high-risk individuals” with HCQ,  there are also “at least 10 studies demonstrating” its effectiveness.

The three MDs go on to cite an article by esteemed Yale epidemiologist, Dr. Harvey Risch in the American Journal of Epidemiology that urged in its very title – sadly to no avail – that prescribing HCQ should be “…Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.”

The trio of doctors point out that Dr. Risch and the thousands of physicians worldwide who’ve had such great success with HCQ recommend it only for high-risk patients within the first five to seven days of the onset of symptoms. It also has to be administered in a “cocktail” along with zinc and another medication. No one has ever claimed that HCQ is effective when taken by itself or more than a week after symptoms first appear.

Yet, as Drs. Fareed, Jacobs, and Pompan go on to directly rebuke Fauci for shamelessly deceiving the public about, all of the randomized controlled trials which he claimed show that HCL is ineffective either used HCL by itself without the rest of the full cocktail or didn’t administer it within the first five to seven days after symptoms appeared.

The studies Fauci’s touting to suppress HCQ might as well be about some other drug entirely for all the relevance they have to the actual course of treatment those who’ve been saving lives with it since the outbreak began are recommending.

Harvey Risch and Drs. Fareed, Jacobs, and Pompan are by no means the only physicians or scientists who’ve called out Fauci for ignoring established scientific facts and research to justify inflicting ruinous and deadly fake remedies on us.

As I pointed out way back in July, though the media pretends that Fauci’s opinions represent some kind of scientific consensus. literally thousands of working physicians and distinguished scientists have been calling out his deadly quack medicine since almost the very beginning. Their numbers even include Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, Michael Levitt.

In May, over 600 physicians from “all specialties and from all states” signed a public letter to President Trump  describing, not COVID-19, but Fauci’s lockdowns as a “mass casualty incident.” Their letter warned:

It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown. Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a persons health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million other people. Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come. The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.

The original 600 physicians who signed that letter warning us that Fauci was inflicting a literal mass casualty incident on America has since grown to the thousands.

The fact is the shocking number of experts warning that Fauci’s advice had no scientific basis and is causing an unprecedented disaster means that he should have been investigated ages ago. But Harvey Risch has gone a step further and explicitly charged Fauci with suppressing a drug he knows full well would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives because he’s “in bed with forces” who benefit.

Risch also says that this is by no means the first time Fauci has caused Americans to die by depriving them of life-saving medication. He says that Fauci did exactly the same when AIDS emerged in the 80s, resulting in over 17,000 needless deaths:

This was started, and most noticeably in 1987, when people with AIDS in New York City were dying of what is called pneumocystis pneumonia, PCP, and the clinical experience then had been amassed. A large number of cases who were prevented from dying by use of the antibiotic, Bactrim. This is even then was a generic medication and cheap.

And activists obtained a meeting with Dr. Fauci and 15 of his selected scientists at F.D.A., at N.I.H. and asked Dr. Fauci just to make guidelines to physicians that they consider using Bactrim to treat preventively AIDS people so that they wouldn’t die of this pneumonia. Dr. Fauci refused. He said, I want randomized, controlled, blinded, controlled trial evidence. That’s my gold standard. That or nothing.

The activists left. The N.I.H. did not fund any randomized trials. They raised money themselves from their own AIDS patients to collect the data to do a randomized trial. It took them two years. They came back to Dr. Fauci. During those two years, the F.D.A. approved AZT as a treatment for AIDS, AZT works, but not completely. It needs other medications as well.

And during the two years that it took them to get this data to come back to Dr. Fauci to support using Bactrim, 17,000 people with AIDS died because of Dr. Fauci’s insistence on not allowing even a statement supporting consideration of the use.

Moreover, Fauci himself even admits to”killing people with red tape” by withholding life-saving AIDS medication!

The gay groups said we were killing people with red tape. When the smoke cleared we realized that much of their criticism was absolutely valid.

It’s difficult to understand how he even kept his job after that.

But something is even more seriously wrong when thousands of doctors and scientists spend months warning us that Fauci is peddling pseudoscientific quack medicine that’s causing a mass casualty incident and a world-renowned Yale epidemiologist goes on to openly accuse him of causing hundreds of thousands of deaths by suppressing medication he knows is effective because he’s in bed with special interests yet not a single person in authority has evinced the slightest concern about whether any of this is true.

As my colleague Bonchie reported this morning, in an interview on CNN yesterday Fauci claimed he’s unable to think of a single reason besides COVID-19 for the excess deaths America has suffered since his lockdowns began.

He must not read the Washington Post. Even they reported Fauci’s lockdowns had killed over 13,000 Alzheimer’s patients by August 15 alone. God knows how many more have died since.

Of course, that’s just a number. Sometimes to fully grasp how awful something is we need to see a picture…

Or to read one woman’s awful story of how Fauci’s policies caused her beloved mother to suffer and die.

I know what some of you are thinking.

It was a tradeoff. Lockdown was a difficult decision that had to be made in order to save countless more people from dying of COVID-19.

Except this is utter BS. There was never a shred of scientific evidence that putting healthy people in quarantine would accomplish anything and everything we know about viruses made it 100% certain it wouldn’t.

Even the CDC’s most recent pandemic planning guide from 2017 admits that “direct evidence for the effectiveness of these measures is limited.” And by limited they meant non-existent. There isn’t a single study that supports the idea that isolating healthy people does a damn thing to stop viruses from spreading.

The European Centre for Disease Control’s summary of the research was more honest. They noted that “there are few, if any, empirical data underpinning these assumptions” that workplace closures do anything to stop viruses from spreading. Indeed, they found no evidence for the effectiveness of any social distancing measures.

Another review of the research published in the journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, concluded:

There are no historical observations or scientific studies that support the confinement by quarantine of groups of possibly infected people for extended periods in order to slow the spread of influenza.

And the reason they mention influenza specifically is that every single study that has been done on the subject was narrowly focused on whether isolation stops the spread of the flu. So, even if any of them had shown that social distancing would do anything, WHICH NOT A SINGLE ONE DID, it still wouldn’t have proved anything about COVID-19.

Finally, as the previous study noted, even the World Health Organization had concluded that “forced isolation and quarantine are ineffective and impractical.

You can find lots of research saying that there was no reason to think putting healthy people in quarantine would accomplish anything. But you won’t find a single one that claims there’s any solid reason to think it would.

And everything we know about viruses made it a given that social distancing wouldn’t do a damn thing to stop one from spreading.

Respiratory viruses travel in tiny pockets of moisture called aerosols that almost certainly make their way across the ocean.

In 1969, a group of people in Antarctica experienced a spontaneous respiratory virus outbreak in their 17th week of isolation!

And if you’re thinking that it’s possible that none of that applies to COVID-19, you’ve got another think coming. An Argentinian naval ship suffered a COVID-19 outbreak after 35 days at sea which were preceded by 14 days of isolation for everyone on board.

But forget that. Researchers have found aerosols containing live COVID-19 virus 16-feet away from the only people who could have possibly shed them. That’s as far as they tried to find them and, as that crew of Argentinian sailors found out, they’re bound to travel a lot farther than that.

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