House Republicans have a chance to use their newly won authority to restore the balance of power in Washington. Various committees will investigate mistakes and unethical decisions made by the Biden administration over the past two years.
One of these, the “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government,” has real promise to deliver answers on the government’s mishandling of the pandemic response.
Writing in The Daily Caller, Dr. Kory argues that the Select Subcommittee should be ground zero for investigating how the administration is using COVID-19 to wage war on doctors who won’t follow its orthodoxy. He highlights some of the most harmful actions taken to silence and suppress physicians, which would have been unthinkable a few years ago.
Biden’s declaration that, “If you get vaccinated, you won’t get COVID” has now been exposed as a lie, but it’s crucial to understand how it came to this. In the past, broad skepticism would have greeted plans to mass distribute a “safe and effective” vaccine that was developed and approved in just 12 months. And society would have flatly rejected government mandates that pushed people to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs and becoming social outcasts. Science and medicine, practiced correctly, should challenge the powers that be, not blindly follow them.
But in our ongoing ordeal, no skepticism has been allowed, no discussion, no options. Those who raised questions or suggested different approaches were smeared as “deniers” or even worse, “anti-vaxxers.”
Virtually every week, new data casts more doubt on the vaccines’ efficacy and safety. Yet the Biden administration and its allies in media and medicine only push them harder, inventing far-fetched narratives to explain their shortcomings. Imagine their gratitude learning about this Canadian physician’s discovery of a “stroke season”!
By now we all understand that these profoundly anti-scientific, unethical positions are driven by an unholy alliance of government, the pharmaceutical industry, and the media. These groups have co-opted public health institutions to suppress dissent so they can continue raking in astronomical profits. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), a nonprofit organization that certifies physicians’ medical licenses, is chief among the once-trusted institutions that have bent the knee.
Last year, the ABIM accused Dr. Kory and Dr. Marik of spreading “misinformation” and threatened their ability to practice medicine, ignoring the ever-widening disconnect between the Biden administration’s statements and the reality on the ground. Despite its status as a private organization with no statutory authority, the ABIM has morphed into an “enforcement” arm of the government, wielding the ability to control certification and the livelihood of doctors, who are subject to career-ending threats for veering from the government’s narrow and singular approach.
Dr. Kory and Dr. Marik are fighting the charges tooth and nail.
A “one-size fits all” approach to vaccines, or to any other health issue, is almost never warranted. Here, proponents of vaccines (and of government and big-tech coercion and censorship) flatly refuse to consider patient factors, such as age, medical history, and overall health, to determine who needs what treatment.
By virtue of their professional training, doctors must advise patients on available treatments and known risks of any treatment or procedure. By threatening doctors who might provide information different than their preferred worldview, ABIM is disrupting the doctor-patient relationship.
When allowed to practice their craft freely, physicians can prevent societal disaster by focusing on individual patients, informed by clinical experience.
Groups like the ABIM, and public medical officials like Fauci, should support and encourage evidence-based debate and patient-centered care.
Instead, they have suppressed both that debate and treatment approach by persecuting its proponents. This campaign must be stopped, its origins and evolution must be thoroughly documented, and it must never be allowed to recur. Physician autonomy must be restored lest all patients suffer.
Oversight is a core congressional function, and it’s particularly important when the government is under divided party control. The new Select Subcommittee has a long to-do list, but the people deserve a thorough accounting of the ongoing war on doctors.
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