Slander on Women’s Hour Podcast released Jan 12 2021

Dear Emma Barnett.
I'm the person you traduced in your Women's Hour podcast, released today. Please provide the source of the "form of female sterilisation" remark which you accused me of making.
I've spent...
... my entire career in pharmaceutical R&D, was Chief Scientist for Respiratory at Pfizer until 2011 & have since been a successful biotech CEO & consultant to 30 start up companies, some now on NASDAQ.
I do not appreciate the way you cast me & more importantly the statement...
... you allege I've said is a lie. I've never said it.
So I'm courteously giving your the opportunity to produce the authentic source of that alleged remark in the next 48h from this message, together with any relevant context.
I understand that not having contacted me...
... beforehand means you have violated your code as a journalist.
I have also texted this to your program website & emailed your BBC address.
Dr Mike Yeadon

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