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Journalist; Former Investigator U.S. Senate; Former Safra Ethics Center, Harvard.
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Apr 12 8 tweets 3 min read
1) WHO's leading vaccine official testified in court that she advised against #COVID passports & was ignored.
COVID vaccines didn't stop transmission; passports gave a false sense of security.

REMEMBER: truth about medicine always comes out in lawsuits.
Image 2) Dr. Hanna Nohynek is chief physician at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and serves as the WHO’s chair of Strategic Group of Experts on immunization.
Apr 9 8 tweets 3 min read
1) Pfizer has spread so much vax misinformation that a regulator accused them of "bringing discredit" on the entire industry--the entire industry!!!

And the fact checkers keep looking the other way.

Let's look at the facts.
Image 2) @FullFact even tried to bolster confidence in Pfizer’s #COVID vaccine by pointing out that—while Pfizer paid an unprecedented $2.3 billion fine for healthcare fraud—everyone needs to calm the fuck down, none of Pfizer’s fraud involved a vaccine. Image
Apr 3 12 tweets 4 min read
1) Allison Neitzel served as physician-expert on misinformation stories at NBC, Mother Jones, MedPage Today, & others, but was forced to apologise last week for spreading misinformation and defaming physicians.

Also, she's not a physician!
Image 2) In one incident, @AliNeitzelMD attacked physician @TracyBethHoeg as "Hoeg hag."

HOEG: “The fact [Neitzel] has not nearly completed her training but has appointed herself as an expert physician in pointing out misinformation strikes me as both odd and ironic.” Image
Mar 7 6 tweets 3 min read
1) A US Attorney's Office and the FBI are now monitoring public universities' release of #FOIA documents on sensitive science. What is going on?

The documents involve "disinformation researcher" Kate Starbird of UW & virologist Ralph Baric of UNC.
Image 2) The Justice Department's involvement became public though a state FOI.

An AUSA emailed Kate Starbird about reviewing release of public documents. Starbird is a "disinformation researcher" at UW.
Mar 1 8 tweets 3 min read
1) On January 31, 2020, Jon Cohen wrote for Science Magazine that “most researchers say” the virus could not have come from a lab.

The very next day, researchers Cohen quoted emailed concerns that the virus was actually engineered.

Let's see emails!! 2) Cohen's awkward “most researchers say” article is classic science writing. What science writers label “reporting’ is just calling up the known experts and then quoting them as experts.

Science writers report for, not on science. #sciomm
Feb 28 11 tweets 3 min read
1) Four years ago this week, published Taylor & Francis published a commentary claiming it was a “conspiracy theory” to speculate if COVID started in a Wuhan lab.

Emails show ghostwriting and the authors worried about a lab accident.
Image 2) The purported authors of the commentary are:
Shan-Lu Liu, Ohio State University
Linda J. Saif, Ohio State University
Susan R. Weiss, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Lishan Su, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image
Feb 20 6 tweets 2 min read
1) Florida has a Grand Jury looking into the pandemic response, interviewing and assessing evidence, and hearing from scientists.

They released initial findings. Guess what?

Not much evidence for "masks work" propaganda you've been hearing from "follow the science" experts. Image 2) Some KEY POINTS: The CDC has not put out quality science on masks through their journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Feb 15 4 tweets 2 min read
1) German newspaper reports @MichaelWorobey study in Science is "blatant nonsense" and accuses @ScienceMagazine of "careless and unprofessional handling of statistical methodology.”

Worobey study argued pandemic started in a wet market.

@R_H_Ebright 2) The reporters forced Science Magazine to make a minor correction to the Worobey paper. Image
Feb 12 7 tweets 3 min read
1) Why are German but NOT American science writers covering the study finding Science Magazine’s paper advocating market Origin for COVID was has "invalid" & "flawed" statistics?

cc: @NateSilver538 @mattwridley @R_H_Ebright 2) The paper finds @MichaelWorobey paper "statistical arguments are unconvincing and do not provide sufficient evidence to support the claim that the market was the early epicenter.” Image
Feb 8 8 tweets 3 min read
1) The CDC is now warning CDC scientists that their finding on masks “is not scientifically correct” because they found N95 respirators aren't better than surgical masks.

This is how agency retaliation against scientists begins.
Image 2) CDC Director Mandy Cohen is all in on masks. During congressional testimony last November, she would not explain whether she would bring back mask mandates for toddlers.
Feb 6 13 tweets 5 min read
1) INVESTIGATION: CDC's own experts won't ignore science and promote masks, so the CDC is demanding they redo guidelines.

Also, a CDC scientist reported respirators don't work better than masks at stopping viruses.

Let's look at the documents! 2) CDC's outside experts began to update CDC advice on infection control 2 years ago. When they turned in their draft guidelines, CDC sent them a letter telling them to rewrite the guidelines.

CDC is not happy the experts don't recommend more masks & respirators.
Jan 31 10 tweets 4 min read
1) These #COVID hearings are great fun.

Professor Mark Woolhouse kicked lockdown liberals in the head and accused BBC of fomenting "misinformation"

Meanwhile, @deb_cohen & @freddiesayers called bullshit on "I didn't promote zero covid" lies.
Image 2) WOOLHOUSE: No formal assessment, despite lockdowns likely to cause severe harms to the economy, education, mental health, health care access and societal well-being … exacerbating inequalities. Image
Jan 19 6 tweets 2 min read
1) Chinese researchers who first mapped #COVID was being paid by Anthony Fauci.

How do we know?

Show me the documents! 2) Chinese researcher Lili Ren was a paid co-investigator on a grant awarded by Fauci's institute to Peter Daszak w/ EcoHealth Alliance.

NIH officials refused to respond to multiple requests to explain how much salary they paid Ren. Image
Jan 17 11 tweets 4 min read
1) Thanks to everyone who sent me stuff on @YaleLawSch @gregggonsalves. He blocked after I got sick of his constant attacks on reporters doing reporting.

Let's take a look at his scholarship.
Image 2) Gonsalves filed a legal declaration that claimed 6 feet social distancing stopped spread of #COVID. This claim is completely made up, as Anthony Fauci testified last week.

Screenshot of Gonsalves' declaration. Let's see footnote #7 Image
Jan 9 11 tweets 4 min read
1) I've caught FDA Commissioner Robert Califf promoting the #COVID vaccines off label to children.

FDA spokesperson confirms no COVID vaccine is approved/authorized to prevent long COVID.
Image 2) “The FDA-approved and authorized coronavirus vaccines are indicated for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2,” an FDA official emailed me. “The vaccines are not approved or authorized as a treatment [prevention] for long COVID.”
Dec 28, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
1) Harvard University’s plagiarism scandal is latest example of campus bureaucrats and professors protecting one of their own after outsiders expose unethical behavior.

But there are so many examples at other universities. Harvard is not alone. Image 2) Harvard tried to sell Claudine Gay as a "scholar's scholar." The student newspaper reported Harvard’s Board threatened the NY Post w/ a lawsuit, reviewed Gay’s plagiarism found to be “demonstrably false” & Gay submitted corrections for … plagiarism that she didn’t commit. Image
Dec 22, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
1) It’s become a pandemic truism that academic researchers and their pet science writers eventually get caught dissembling

Let's look at that #scicomm!
Image 2) @USRightToKnow released documents showing virologists & Wuhan researchers attempted to mislead on a DARPA grant--they hid that they would do some dangerous virus research in Wuhan.

Right where the pandemic started. Image
Dec 15, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
1) Biden’s Ex-Pandemic Advisor Called A Wuhan Lab Accident Plausible, But Can Writers Still Say It's “Conspiracy Theory”?

A short look back at science writers promoting a conspiracy that never was.
Image 2) By Feb 1, 2020, Fauci and virologists knew the COVID virus was possibly engineered and were concerned about dangerous research being conducted in Wuhan, a place Peter Daszak of EcoHealth was funding.

So why did these facts get labeled "conspiracy"? Image
Dec 6, 2023 14 tweets 5 min read
1) Disney's CEO @RobertIger is a Biden campaign donor who is running a squeeze play on @elonmusk w/ Democratic attack dogs Media Matters & Center for Countering Digital Hate
Image 2) If you think @Disney's Bob Iger is above political reproach, take a look at his bona fides.

He donated $250K to Biden's campaign and began angling for an administration job even before Biden had been sworn into office. Image
Nov 3, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
1) I had to sit down with a documentary film maker and explain how Fauci and virologists covered-up the possibility that COVID-19 leaked from a lab.

Here's how they lied and deceived, and covered that up.…
Image 2) A month after the pandemic started, NIH created talking points for Anthony Fauci: he funded Peter Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance "for coronavirus research in China for the past five years" and researchers: Ian Lipkin at Columbia and Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina Image
Oct 2, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
1) My latest piece at @tabletmag dives into the money and possible motives behind @Imi_Ahmed the Labour Party political operative behind the Center for Countering Digital Hate, now being sued by @elonmusk

BTW, I found Ahmed's hidden money. Image 2) In their 990s, Ahmed doesn't list funders. CCDH also fails to report funders on their website. They took in $1.47 million in their first year in the US.

Where'd the money come from? Image