The global medical establishment was only able to dredge up 270 “doctors, scientists and healthcare workers” to sign onto an open letter smearing podcaster Joe Rogan as a “menace to public health,” and demanding that Spotify censor him for “misinformation.”
The doctors and scientists complained that Rogan has a “concerning history of broadcasting misinformation, particularly regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“As physicians, we bear the arduous weight of a pandemic that has stretched our medical systems to their limits and only stands to be exacerbated by the anti-vaccination sentiment woven into this and other episodes of Rogan’s podcast,” they wrote.
By comparison, over 60,000 infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists signed the Great Barrington Declaration in October of 2020 to express their “grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies.”
And last September, over 16,000 physicians and medical scientists signed onto a physicians’ statement known as the Rome Declaration, condemning the global strategy to treat COVID. The strongly worded declaration, which was read aloud by Dr. Robert Malone during the Global Covid Summit in Rome, accuses policy-makers of potential “crimes against humanity” for preventing physicians from providing life-saving treatments for their patients and for suppressing open scientific discussion.
An updated version of the Rome Declaration includes a condemnation of forced COVID vaccinations on children.
Although authors of the the letter advocating censorship describe themselves as physicians, they are not medical doctors, nor are “the vast majority of its signatories,” investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel reported on Substack.
“Paradoxically, the disseminators of this petition are guilty of the very misinformation label that they’ve attached to Rogan. The two reported co-authors — Jessica Rivera and Ben Rein — don’t possess MDs. Rivera holds a master’s degree & Rein is a PhD who researches psychiatry,” Schachtel wrote, noting that three veterinarians had signed on to the letter.
The letter denouncing Joe Rogan and pressuring Spotify to censor his speech has all kinds of random signatories. By my count, the letter is signed by over 50 PhD academics, around 60 college professors, 29 nurses, 10 students, 4 medical residents, and even a handful of… science podcasters.
Dr. Pierre Kory, a critical care specialist who has successfully treated hundreds of patients—including 200 members of Congress—with Ivermectin, called the effort to censor Rogan “pathetic.”
“… the most pathetic part is they could only find 270 scientists,” Kory said in a tweet to academic Brett Weinstein. “The Rome Declaration & the Global Covid Summit has over 16,000 physicians and scientists who fully support everything Malone said on Rogan (as well as what you and me and @P_McCulloughMD have said on there).”