by Dr. Joseph Mercola
January 07, 2023
Dr. Peter Hotez, dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine
at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, is enamored with dangerous
virus tinkering, censorship and state-directed cyberattacks on
civilians. He decries the benefits of whole food and nutrition and
is a leading advocate for biomedical tyranny and the murder of
In a professionally produced PR video for the World Health
Organization, Hotez refers to vaccine safety advocates as
"anti-science aggressors" and claims "anti-vaccine activism" has
become "a major killing force globally"
Hotez ignores data showing the jab does more harm than good. For
example, a recent Cleveland Clinic study concluded that the risk of
COVID-19 infection "increased with the number of vaccine doses
Cleveland Clinic also found the bivalent COVID-19 booster was only
30% effective in preventing infection "during the time when the
virus strains dominant in the community were represented in
In the fall of 2021, about 3 in 10 adults who died from COVID-19
were jabbed or boosted. By April 2022, 6 in 10 adults who died from
COVID-19 were jabbed or boosted, and that remained true through
August 2022, which is the latest data available
Meet Pharma's New Poster Boy...
Anthony Fauci steps down from his position as director of the
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and
top chief of the American bioweapons program, the scene is open for
another word-wrangling science bungler to step into the limelight.
Seemingly vying for the position of lead propagandist for
and the global
Deep State is Dr.
Peter Hotez, dean for the National
School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,
a scientist enamored with dangerous virus tinkering, censorship and
state-directed cyberattacks on civilians, who decries the benefits
of whole food and nutrition and is a leading advocate for biomedical
tyranny and the murder of independent thinkers.
Vaccine Safety Advocates Are Now 'Anti-Science Aggressors'
An M.D. who writes articles on Substack under the moniker
Midwestern Doctor recently addressed the hateful rhetoric being
thrown about by Hotez. 1
"Although I am used to seeing inflammatory
approaches... being used to silence debates, I was nonetheless quite
taken aback by the WHO's recent tweet," he writes.
The WHO tweeted out a video
2 (above) featuring Hotez, in which he
refers to vaccine safety advocates as "anti-science aggressors"
- a term he coined in a 2021 article 3 - and claims,
activism" has become "a major killing force globally." 4
According to Hotez, 200,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19 because they
refused the experimental COVID jab.
Hotez goes on to claim that,
"anti-science now kills more people than
gun violence, global terrorism, nuclear proliferation or cyber
...a statement that makes anti-science sound threatening but
actually absolves it, seeing how nuclear proliferation and cyber
attacks have killed no one (at least not to my knowledge), and the
death toll from terrorism is infinitesimal compared to things like
preventable medical errors.
Pouring additional fuel to the fire, he makes the absolute statement
that the anti-vaccine movement is a "far-right" political movement.
"This is the new face of anti-science aggression," he says, "so we
need political solutions to address this."
In other words, he wants
government to pull out the big guns and enforce a one-sided
Hotez Stirs the Pot With Flawed Assumptions
As explained by
A Midwestern Doctor, the central claim in that video
appears to be based on an October 2021 study 5 that estimated 163,000
"could have been prevented by vaccination since June
2021, when safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines were widely
available to all adults in the U.S."
However, as A Midwestern Doctor
points out, there are several problems with this argument: 6
"Since so many deaths not caused by COVID-19 have been classified
as COVID-19 deaths, we don't actually know how many people died from
the illness (this study just assumed the official but inflated
figure as accurate).
In Pfizer's trial, the survival benefit from the vaccine worsened
with time (this has also been observed outside the trials), and at 6
months follow-up (where the trial was abruptly terminated).
More people who were vaccinated died than those who were
unvaccinated (which means that it is impossible that there could
have been a net gain of life through vaccinating). Since this is the
longest clinical trial that was performed on the vaccines, its
conclusion must stand until a longer trial is conducted.
The vaccines we are using have caused SARS-CoV-2 to rapidly evolve
into variants for which it no longer offers protection. For this
reason, the alleged benefits of the vaccine have had to be
continually modified because it failed to meet each of its
previously promised metrics (e.g., it does not prevent transmission
of COVID-19). 7
The study fails to account for the fact that national death rates
consistently increased or stayed the same (but never decrease)
following COVID vaccination campaigns...
The estimate also fails to account for the fact that life
insurance data has shown that there has been an unprecedented spike
in deaths for age groups rarely expected to otherwise die, following
the mass vaccination campaigns."
Research Shows COVID Jab Raises Risk of COVID-19 Infection
Hotez, the WHO and the PR firm that made that video also ignore data
showing that the COVID jab increases your risk of contracting
COVID-19 over time.
For example, a Cleveland Clinic preprint
December 19, 2022, concluded that the risk of COVID-19 infection,
"increased... with the number of vaccine doses previously received."
As of April 2022, about 6 in 10 adults who died from COVID-19 were
vaccinated or boosted.
Moreover, the bivalent COVID-19 booster was only 30% effective in
"during the time when the virus strains
dominant in the community were represented in the vaccine."
So much for "safe and effective."
The boosters provide minimal
protection when well-matched to the circulating strain, and as its
protection wanes, it leaves you at higher risk of infection than
Deceiving people into taking this product? Now THAT'S
The Jabbed Now Account for Most COVID-19 Deaths
We also have U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data
that confirm Cleveland Clinic's findings.
As reported by the Kaiser
Family Foundation (KFF): 9
"The share of COVID-19 deaths among those who are vaccinated has
risen. In fall 2021, about 3 in 10 adults dying of COVID-19 were
vaccinated or boosted.
But by January 2022, as we showed in an
analysis 10 posted on the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, about 4
in 10 deaths were vaccinated or boosted.
By April 2022, the United States Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) data 11 show that about 6 in 10 adults dying of
COVID-19 were vaccinated or boosted, and that's remained true
through at least August 2022 (the most recent month of data).
The data from this chart come from the CDC, which collects data on
the number of deaths by vaccination status from 30 health
departments (including states and cities) across the country.
In order to be counted as vaccinated, a person must be at least two
weeks out from completing their primary series... Similarly, to be
counted as having a booster, a person must be at least two weeks out
from their booster or additional dose before testing positive.
People who were partially vaccinated are not included in this data."
The irony here is that the data Hotez cites in the video match an
earlier KFF Health System report, but when he was presented with the
updated dataset from the same source, now showing that 170,000
vaxxed Americans have died from COVID, he simply blocked the person
who shared it. 12
A Poster-Boy for Emotional and Physical Ill Health
Of course, maintaining a propaganda narrative demands that you
ignore everything that might poke holes in it, and Hotez is no
stranger to propaganda tactics.
He's been a relentless vaccine
pusher and denier of vaccine-induced autism, even though (or perhaps
because) his own child is autistic.
As noted by A Midwestern
"Prior to this recent push to criminalize those questioning vaccine
safety (which is evil), I viewed him as a comical individual who I
genuinely felt bad for, and someone - who like many that do immense
harm to the world - is simply controlled by habitual fixations they
are never able to move beyond.
I have not done a deep dive into his background.
I've seen is consistent with an unhappy, frustrated individual who
frequently gets scammed by life and is both physically and
Case in point:
Hotez's Joe Rogan interview (clip of which is
featured in the video above), where he admitted being a junk food-aholic
and intends to stay that way.
Rogan, who is neither a doctor nor a
nutritionist, actually ended up lecturing Hotez about the merits of
a healthy diet.
As noted by Dr. Pierre Kory:
"In just a few minutes, Peter Hotez inadvertently shows the world
exactly what has gone wrong with our medical system and why his
endless push for more vaccines will never create health."
Indeed, as Ryan Cristiàn, editor-in-chief of
The Last American
Vagabond, points out in the video above, Hotez nonchalantly
discusses his unhealthy choices (and on the largest podcast on the
planet) as if it's perfectly OK to cast the foundations for health
aside - because we have vaccines.
"I think he genuinely, to some degree, doesn't understand why that's
so stupid," Cristiàn says.
"But on the other side of it, there's
obviously a push to make it about,
'that's not real health [i.e.,
food and lifestyle], vaccines are real health.'
It's just this
What's in a Vaccine?
Rogan interview, 15 Hotez also makes the ridiculously
unscientific claim that vaccines contain just antigens in saline,
basically mimicking an advertisement by the Colorado department of
Anyone who knows anything about vaccines
- especially the COVID shot - can see how utterly and shamefully
deceptive this is.
Another gross piece of
propaganda was recently put out by the United
Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (video 16 below).
The ad chastises
the West for withholding COVID shots from Africa, resulting in it
having one of the lowest jab rates in the world.
Set three years into the future, it claims the virus kept mutating
into ever more dangerous variants, which is the complete opposite of
what's been happening in the real world.
It portrays Africa as a
continent ravaged by COVID-19 due to lack of COVID shots, yet in the
real world, Africa has fared far better in terms of cases and deaths
than highly-jabbed nations.
Frankly, it's so distorted and contrary
to facts, it's hard to watch.
Hotez Implicated in Creation of Chimeric Coronavirus
Since the beginning of the COVID outbreak, Hotez has repeatedly
accused those who disagree with him of committing a hate crime,
which is a rather infantile defense mechanism.
It's quite typical
for people who know they have no grounds for their argument to
resort to name-calling and threats instead.
Not only has he called on government to use its military and
intelligence forces to quash public discussion about COVID jab
dangers, he's also been a vocal defender of the natural origin
theory, dismissing evidence of a lab leak as pure fiction and
This too is an example of that same defense mechanism.
recently revealed that
Hotez funded risky gain-of-function research
on coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, so no wonder he wanted people to
shut up about the possibility of the virus being a lab creation. His
own work might be implicated in its creation.
As reported by U.S.
Right to Know (USRTK): 17
"While casting concerns about Wuhan's labs as 'fringe,' Hotez has
not mentioned his own connection to a project involving a
laboratory-generated chimeric SARS-related coronavirus that has come
under Congress' microscope.
The project was helmed by Zhengli Shi, a
senior scientist and 'virus hunter' at the Wuhan Institute of
Virology nicknamed the 'Bat Lady.'
As part of his NIH grant, Hotez subcontracted funding for research
on combined or 'chimeric' coronaviruses, a scientific paper 18 shows.
Hotez's grant 19 underwrote two of Shi's collaborators on the
In the 2017 paper 20 co-funded by Hotez, Shi and her colleagues
generated a recombinant virus from two SARS-related coronaviruses:
It's not clear whether the paper co-funded by Hotez
should have been stopped under a temporary 'pause' on
gain-of-function work before 2017.
However, some independent biosecurity experts have said research on
this chimeric virus in some ways epitomizes lapses in NIH oversight
of risky research in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic.
A prior study
21 of one of the coronaviruses that comprised the
chimera, WIV1, found it to be 'poised for human emergence.'
prior paper 22 on the other coronavirus, SHC014, stated that its
future study in lab-generated viruses may be 'too risky to pursue.'
'The work here should have been at the very least, heavily
scrutinized,' said David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and
'This work should have been heavily reviewed for
[gain-of-function], and probably should have been subject to the
pause prior to December 2017'."
Hotez, One of the Most Shockingly Hateful People in Medicine
Hotez has made headlines a number of times through the years,
typically delivering some kind of hateful rhetoric.
stated he wants to "snuff out" vaccine skeptics, 23 for example, and
in May 2021
called for cyberwarfare measures to be deployed against
people who share vaccine safety information. 24
Hotez has repeatedly spewed vitriol at parents of vaccine-injured
children and called for physical harm and imprisonment of people who
don't agree with the one-size-fits-all vaccine agenda, so it was
rather funny when he whined and complained about getting bombarded
with "anti-vaxx hate speech" in response to his cyberwarfare
Hotez is not above casting an evil eye on other scientists either.
As reported by journalist
Paul Thacker in an August 9, 2022, Substack article titled, "Peter Hotez Sees Aggression Everywhere But
in the Mirror": 26
"Patrolling scientific discourse, Hotez has a knack for discovering
'anti-science' in anyone who disagrees with him.
economics professor at Columbia University and chair of an
international commission on COVID-19, charged in a wide-ranging
interview 27 last week that the National Institutes
of Health and allied scientists were impeding an investigation
into how the COVID-19 pandemic started...
Hotez went on
the assault, tweeting that Sachs, as leader of the Lancet
Commission, did not represent the views of science.
Much like a Pentagon
general wrapping himself in freedom and the flag to demand more
federal monies for another foreign war...
Hotez has been
shrouding himself in the mantle of science to denigrate anyone who
questions taxpayer funding for dangerous virus research by the
National Institutes of Health."
What Is Hotez Really Fighting For?
In his article, 28 Thacker goes on to review several other bizarre
incidences involving Hotez.
For example, he referred to the
scientific experts invited to testify before Congress as,
elements" testifying and promoting "outlandish conspiracies."
much for Ph.D.s and med school.
He also accused Sen. Rand Paul of
Here's the take-home: The reason Hotez rails against "anti-science"
is because he can sense the danger the research community and
vaccine industry are in.
If SARS-CoV-2 is conclusively proven to be a lab creation, it would
put a massive spotlight on scientists involved in dual purpose viral
Gain-of-function research may be banned altogether (as it
should), which would sink many a career, including his own.
Similarly, public acknowledgement that the COVID jabs are a public
health disaster would permanently and perhaps lethally injure the
So, all that hateful rhetoric?
It really comes
down to protecting self-serving interests...
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