Covid-19 vaccines, which have failed miserably, shouldn’t be mandated, and doctors that blow the whistle shouldn’t be censored, Dallas-based physician Dr. Peter McCullough told the Ingraham Angle.
Appearing Tuesday, the early Covid treatment proponent who spoke at the “Defeat the Mandates” protest in Washington DC over the weekend told host Laura Ingraham that it’s been established the vaccines don’t work as they were intended.
“The science now is settled that the vaccines aren’t sufficiently effective to reduce, or handle the pandemic and they’re not safe enough to mandate,” McCullough said, referencing a panel discussion he participated in Monday held by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
McCullough was also asked about comments Tuesday by US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who urged Big Tech companies to suppress the free speech of figures discussing alternative Covid therapies, such as podcast host Joe Rogan, on whose program McCullough has appeared.
“I asked that question yesterday in public, on the Senate record now, ‘Who’s actually received been the recipient of censorship, or a reprisal, professional injury?’ — 80 percent of people in the room raised their hands,” McCullough stated.
“Censorship is incredibly divisive in the United States today in the scientific community,” McCullough went on. “You know the high-quality doctors always cite the science. Those who claim misinformation never have any backup. So the problem is those who are hunting misinformation are the spreaders of misinformation.”
McCullough also dismissed the idea of an omicron variant-specific vaccine, saying there would most likely be new variants to deal with by the time an omicron jab was produced.
On a more hopeful note, the Texas physician said the panel established the “emergency phase of the epidemic is closed now.”
“We should move on to just treating the occasional high-risk patient and then moving on with normal life,” he said.
Here’s a full transcript of the interview:
Laura Ingraham: Joining me now is Dr. Peter McCullough, cardiologist, epidemiologist based in Dallas, Texas.
Dr McCullough, first of all, you were awesome at that rally over the weekend. I watched all the video. I wasn’t able to be there, but that was such an impressive show of support and clarity, and it was a diverse crowd. It was just awesome. So I want to say that first and foremost, but do you sense a shift in some of the thinking of the medical talking heads?
Dr. Peter McCullough: It’s clear and I think they’re listening to Senator Ron Johnson who clearly understands pandemic response better than anybody in Washington. He held a five-hour senate panel yesterday titled “A Second Opinion,” and there were dozens of physicians, clinical investigators, scientists, nurses, patients, and they made it clear that America has always needed early treatment for Covid-19 to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death and that the science now is settled that the vaccines aren’t sufficiently effective to reduce, or handle the pandemic and they’re not safe enough to mandate.
Ingraham: Well, Biden’s surgeon general now believes the key to ending the pandemic apparently is censorship. Watch:
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: This is not just about what government can do, this is about companies and individuals recognizing that the only way we get past misinformation is if we are careful about what we see and we use the power that we have to limit the spread of that misinformation that’s going to be a critical part of how we get through this pandemic.
Ingraham: Well Dr. McCullough, you know this. I know this. A lot of the doctors who’ve appeared on the Ingram Angle over the last two years know this all too well. They have been censoring anyone who questions their narrative, including treating physicians who saw success with certain therapeutics.
McCullough: I asked that question yesterday in public, on the Senate record now, ‘Who’s actually received been the recipient of censorship, or a reprisal, professional injury?’ — 80 percent of people in the room raised their hands: doctors, scientists, nurses, patients – believe me, censorship is incredibly divisive in the United States today in the scientific community. You know the high-quality doctors always cite the science. Those who claim misinformation never have any backup. So the problem is those who are hunting misinformation are the spreaders of misinformation.
Ingraham: Well, there are a lot of folks that talk to some offline because they’re afraid of losing their privileges at various hospitals. You know some of them, Dr McCullough, who say that they’re very worried now about this talk of an omicron designed booster, a special booster just for omicron. They’re worried about the antibody dependent enhancement and other issues that may come down the road. How concerned are you about this, because it’s gaining steam?
McCullough: We’re on the back end of the omicron curve. On your show a few weeks ago, I had predicted this, that this was going to be a rapid, tall-peaked, but narrow outbreak, and indeed it is. We’re deeply on the back end. World Health Organization has already put out a warning that future boosters could actually weaken the immune system, and by the time a vaccine for omicron could be ready – and it definitely needs to be tested in randomized trials – that variant is basically going to be extinct and we could be on to new variants, or hopefully at the end of the pandemic. It is clear in our panel, by the way…we made it clear, that the emergency phase of the epidemic is closed now. We should move on to just treating the occasional high-risk patient and then moving on with normal life.
Ingraham: Dr. McCullough, thank you. Great to see you.