Dr. Larry Burke

The last 2.5 years of the pandemic have been dominated by unelected medical bureaucrats making proclamations about lockdowns, social distancing, mask wearing, and other draconian measures based on dogma not data. They are in positions of power in the 3-letter agencies of the NIH, FDA, CDC and WHO with unchecked influence over elected government officials around the world who are charged with making decisions about COVID-19 policies. Unfortunately, this process has been primarily directed not by following the science, but by following the money.

My former radiology fellowship colleague, Scott Atlas, MD, witnessed this situation firsthand during his four months on President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force beginning in August 2020. In his book “A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America,” he described walking into his first task force meeting armed with every scientific paper he could find on COVID, which would be typical for him as the most published academic neuroradiologist in the world prior to shifting his focus to health care policy at the Hoover Institute.

Much to his shock, Dr. Atlas soon discovered that the bureaucratic triumvirate of Drs. Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and Robert Redfield operated in a science-free bubble citing only documents from the NIH and CDC without offering peer-reviewed randomized controlled trials as evidence to support critical policy decisions. To make matters worse, it was Dr. Birx who was charged with being the liaison to all the states in the country. It was she who provided marching orders to rollout the lockdown to governors such as Roy Cooper who relayed the policy for implementation to NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.

Atlas was attacked by the media for not being a virologist despite the fact that he was the only one on the committee with any health care policy qualifications. Plus, he was careful to consult with top epidemiologists around the world who pointed out that these policies were not based on sound science and in fact, were causing more harm than good. It seemed that this bureaucratic trio did not even consider the potential collateral damage being inflicted on the entire country. The devastating impacts on civil liberties, the economy, mental health, and the educational system were ignored.

A likely explanation for these irrational policies is that they were following the money rather than the science due to massive conflicts of interest that exist between the agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. The FDA is a captured agency that gets 45% of its $5.7 billion annual budget from industry user fees, and the CDC profits from every vaccine it approves. Fauci and his NIAID own half the patent for the Moderna vaccine, and the extensive corruption at the NIH is documented in “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” by RFK, Jr.

These same bureaucrats colluded to suppress all early COVID treatments to guarantee a vaccine EUA despite scientific studies showing impressive success with the off-label use of repurposed FDA-approved drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. President Trump’s attempt to make such game-changing treatments available to all outpatients was undermined resulting in thousands of preventable deaths as documented in “The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex” by John Leake and Peter McCullough, MD, MPH.

The promotion of vaccines above all else has proven to be a misguided choice that the nation is beginning to regret. False promises of safety and effectiveness have been replaced by back-pedaling from the CDC saying the vaccines do not prevent infection or stop the spread of the virus. Adding insult to injury, a massive list of adverse vaccine reactions has been compiled on the CDC’s VAERS database currently totaling over 178,000 hospitalizations and 31,000 deaths, as documented in RFK, Jr.’s “A Letter to Liberals: Censorship and COVID: An Attack on Science and American Ideals.”

It is important to note that the drug companies have been indemnified against any liability for these dubious products while pushing the agencies to mandate their use even in healthy children who have virtually zero chance of dying from COVID. The only state that has taken a bold stand against this policy is Florida via Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Surgeon General Joe Ladapo, MD, PhD, whose book “Transcend Fear: A Blueprint for Mindful Leadership in Public Health” features the many op-eds he wrote in the Wall Street Journal against lockdowns and promoting civil liberties.

The US COVID policies have been followed in lockstep by most countries around the world where many of the leaders are graduates of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program, such as Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand which has had the most draconian policies on the planet. However, there is growing pushback against this totalitarian trend led by the recent election victory in Italy by Giorgia Meloni who ran on an anti-mandate platform.

Perhaps the stage is set for a similar turn of events during the November midterm elections in this country away from fear and toward freedom.

Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, is a retired associate professor of radiology. He is a certified energy health practitioner and online health/life coach. His books, TEDx talks, blogs and articles can be found at http://www.larryburk.com

(34) comments

drewski

WOW.. perhaps the good dr. missed his calling in radiology. media relations and hindsight propaganda seems to be his forte'.

Vaccine producers have always had immunity for their products, and for good reason: if they could be sued out of existence they would not produce vaccines but stick to safe and profitable products.

Meanwhile The NSC devised the guide — officially called the Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents, but known colloquially as “the pandemic playbook” — across 2016. The project was driven by career civil servants as well as political appointees, aware that global leaders had initially fumbled their response to the 2014-2015 spread of Ebola and wanting to be sure that the next response to an epidemic was better handled.

What happened? chris christie was appointed to lead trumps transition team, however jared kusher , now the rasputin of the new administration whispered in trumps ear of his personal hatred for christie and christie was dismissed. That put the transition team in gridlock and disarray, many important positions went unfilled and the pandemic playbook was one of the things that suffered from a lack of effective leadership and chain of command.

kenwood12

Over 1,000,000 Americans died from COVID-19 and the deniers persist in their efforts, not to inform but to sow division. By pitting one against the other they see a path by which to dominate not just their fellow Americans, but their fellow Americans country. Division, not unity is their goal, and this page gives them a platform by which to sow disunity.

JusticeForAll

Exactly, Dr. Larry Burke, follow the science. You left out the "science" part in your false and biased observations. Obviously, you are making a lot of money from this adventure in spreading incorrect information, as a "...online health/life coach" and your "...books, TEDx talks, blogs..."

You know your audience and pander to that theme. That is the only fact of this editorial.

dc

Playing with deadly viruses in a country and system intent on controlling the world is what killed millions yet nobody is accountable. Fauci was told in 2014 to knock it off. Did he? What did WHO do? DJT did push the so-called vaccine in hopes of getting the economy and society opened back up. The jab saved lives among the elderly and infirm but what about the young and heathy? Why are so many athletic types dying? Is it true or a conspiracy theory that insurance companies and morticians are experiencing what they haven't previously experienced? Will anybody ever be held accountable or is the money and control in control?.

mpjeep

A-ha, I was correct about this all along.

This is one of the most informative and well-written letters I’ve read in a long time.

It certainly explains what our government thinks of its citizens, all in the name of Control/Power.

Doc Epoch

Bingo.

Doc Epoch

It’s not surprising the ones who have called for everyone to unquestionably follow the lockdowns, mandates, and vaccine schedule are the first ones to defend the decaying narrative while blaming those who dissent as dividers of America. “Leave big Pharma alone!”

The forever followers of “Scientism” and the righteous risk mitigation managers are now squawking again calling anyone who disagrees with their established belief as deniers and kooks. Why are they still defending a failed strategy and still blaming Trump?

These people will never admit that the vaccines don't work, long COVID is made up, or that the vaccines have caused more deaths than all other vaccines since the VAERS database was created 30 years ago. Myocarditis is a myth. There's nothing unusual about the unexplained excess deaths and young healthy people that were vaccinated dying at an unprecedented rate. They also

accept that the common cold and flu magically disappeared in 2020-2021. They'll continue thinking they're the enlightened ones that follow the science and anyone who opposes their worldview is stupid and uneducated.

There’s a lot to digest in the editorial and everyone should look into what’s being said. Seriously, look into the all cause mortality increase that’s occurring and has already occurred. I agree with the freethinkers here, it’s well written and informative.

Now, that I’ve stated my position watch the narrative defenders come out to moan. Why is it when new evidence, increase risk of myocarditis from the vaccine, is introduced they don’t they look further into the new information? I’ve been talking about it for awhile, it’s now common knowledge. Well, that’s because it goes against their core belief, “COVID is bad but I’m protected with my booster booster!”. The resistance to new information is cognitive dissonance and it occurs because their core belief is weak, it’s easily challenged because it’s not a thought of their own. “I can’t be wrong, everyone agrees with me!”

Well, everyone is starting to see the truth, the whole facade is crashing down. When the truth is understood, people are going to be sick to their stomachs. It’s pretty bad what we have done and we should be ashamed of ourselves for not using our brains to look further into the issue instead of trusting known liars in public health and our corrupt medical and regulatory institutions. Was the pandemic supposed to change my long established distrust for the FDA and major pharmaceuticals companies??? Do you think they were established to heal people? Where’s the money in that?

The pandemic just exposed how terrible the system is and now everyone to see’s it, some are still in the denial phase. Some will never leave their core belief. Defiant we Stand, we are not the same.

dc

One source said now a lab in Boston producing virus with 80% kill rate. Mighty fine job these killers are doing.

Doc Epoch

DC, you’re saying that Boston University is producing a deadlier COVID virus by mixing the omicron with delta variant? Isn’t that considered gain of function testing? Why on earth are these researchers playing with something so deadly on US soil? Didn’t Fauci state in a Senate hearing that the US doesn’t support or conduct gain of function research?

Wuhan, Boston, and Ukraine biolabs creating mutant bioengineered vectors was so crazy a couple of years ago but here we are, welcome to the current state of affairs. You can’t deny the truth much longer.

Here we go again!

Over a million dead just in this country, countless others dealing with Covid's long term effects, and this non virologist, non immunologist, and non infectious disease specialist declaring he alone has all the correct answers and solutions after the fact. Fame, fortune, and politics may be the driving forces here, not any worthwhile goals.

drewski

The best decoration this Halloween is a tombstone inscribed " I did my own research"

Subject matter experts should be ignored in favor of you tube videos.

Click bait headlines extrapolated into dire innuendo..

Those long covid folks will feel so silly when they read in the ccnt their problems are imaginary.

Doc Epoch

It’s the vaccine. It’s not caused by the imaginary diagnosis of systemic symptoms called “long haul COVID”, it’s an adverse reaction to the vaccine and or spike proteins.

Two major points here. The unvaccinated are not dying and no one, not a single person, regrets not getting the vaccine.

Osprey

Not debating your points except I personally know several people who regret not getting the vaccine.

mpjeep

“follow the science”...Science and Scientists can’t even agree on whether or not lobsters feel pain.

Doc Epoch

A new pre-print study published on medRxIV last week titled, “Age-stratified infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in the non-elderly informed from pre-vaccination national seroprevalence studies.” In the study, researchers calculated the current worldwide ‘infection fatality rate’ for covid. You remember the IFR? It’s the ratio of number of deaths to number of confirmed infections.

Well, back in the day, you could get canceled for comparing covid’s IFR to the flu’s IFR…but here we are.

The researchers found, for unvaccinated and for previously uninfected, the median covid infection fatality rates were:

0.0003% at 0-19 yrs

0.003% at 20-29 yrs

0.011% at 30-39 yrs

0.035% at 40-49 yrs

0.129% at 50-59 yrs

0.501% at 60-69 yrs

You should research it yourself and not trust someone on the discussion forum. I don’t celebrate Halloween but if I did, I would wear my tin foil hat because at least I can remove the hat vs the lipid nano tech spike proteins. Boo.

dc

Just find out and tell us who is responsible. We know COVID-19 research didn't work as planned or did it? We've been shown some of those questioned about their research roles have done some pretty bad stuff no?

drewski

In general a really bad flu yr kills about 65k ppl, Total deaths from COVID-19 1,056,002

0-17 years 1,304

18-29 years 6,608

30-39 years 18,950

40-49 years 44,501

50-64 years 194,146

65-74 years 240,339

75-84 years 273,371

85 years and older 276,783

Clearly the older you are the more risk, underlying health conditions ( that tend to increase with age more risk)

The earth's population is approaching 8 billion, this country as in others it is an aging population. So tiny decimals as you can see add up to large numbers of actual people.

My family is going to continue to get shots and boosters, annual flu shots, shingles and pneumonia as recommended by Dr's we will continue to vaccinate the children &grandchildren against childhood diseases.

JusticeForAll

Well, I did do a little research Doc and found out that your source medRxIV is supported by Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, thru the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. That organization is pro science and pro vaccine. What is your point with your chart? And your statements, "Two major points here. The unvaccinated are not dying and no one, not a single person, regrets not getting the vaccine." are completely false. If you have valid, scientific evidence, list it. I can provide you with over a 100 plus scientific, fact based articles disproving your statements.

And jeep, your statement, "“follow the science”...Science and Scientists can’t even agree on whether or not lobsters feel pain." is erroneous. Perhaps you might understand how science works if you read Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Issac Newton, Neil DeGrasse Tyson...

You guys might try watching "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Foil." He hits a home run with that parody.

Doc Epoch

The point of the study is to show that there’s evidence that COVIDs IFR is on par with the common flu, tinfoil hat stuff in 2020.

I’m not surprised or shocked that the Zuckerberg’s fund a site for medical research, thanks for pointing that out. They fund election integrity stuff too. I’m not surprised that the modern day Carnegie’s / Rockefeller’s own and operate a medical research site, media, and voter integrity initiatives.

I’m pro science, that’s the point of referencing studies and research to debate, hopefully we can develop better practices. I’m happy to hear you’re in the same boat but do know, you can buy a scientist just as easily as a politician.

Have you seen or looked through the Pfizer documents that the FDA requested, in federal court, 75 years to release? Thank God for that TX federal judge, check it out. Look at the pregnant women in the cohort. In January of 2021, the New England Journal of Medicine came out with an article that stated that pregnant women who got the shot did not have a higher rate of spontaneous miscarriage. However, when you look at the data, they lumped women in their third trimester into the first-trimester group and assessed whether or not they had a first-trimester spontaneous miscarriage. When you take that cohort out, the rate of miscarriage was 82%, right in line with findings from the Pfizer documents. Ask your health department how many miscarriages and spontaneous abortions they are seeing in vaccinated women in the county, I’m still waiting for all the 2020-2021 data.

Also, vaccine shedding was tinfoil hat stuff in 2021 now we know its also found in breast milk of lactating women who received the shot, meaning it’s expressed through breast milk and not being contained within the original location of the injection. The vaccinated shedding the spike protein was tinfoil hat stuff too.

Anywho, lets wait for the “speed of Science” to catch up. I hear you and appreciate your engagement on this. We won’t agree right now but let’s give this conversation time to simmer and check back in two months. Talk again in December. While we wait, go listen Bryson Gray “Hunter Biden” on the YouTube’s. Russian disinformation is silly and Weird Al is lame.

drewski

Boston researchers did alter a covid virus that then had an 80% kill rate. In mice. Having read the article, it says basically that researchers do this to determine what mechanism of the virus assessment ore or less secure outcomes, and this experiment seemed to indicate it was not the spike proteins but other proteins that make the virus more or less deadly. They change the definition of what is and what is not " gain of function" as it suits them it seems.

Logically understanding what is going on with a virus provides clues to combat it.

There is an interesting and true story about a lab in Lorton Virginia that had a serious problem with some ebolla cousin not all that long ago.

I certainly am not qualified to say. Do this don't do that.

dc

Did the so-called vaccine prevent the transmission of COVID?

drewski

Logic suggests many people who did not get the vaccine, are no longer able to voice their regrets?

dc

Same applies to some who got it.

mpjeep

What about anti-science lockdowns? Show me the science, please. It's all about control by the radical left.

JusticeForAll

Weird Al graduated high school at 16, as valedictorian. Has a degree in architecture, but choose to pursue his musical talents and has had a very successful career. He plays a mean accordion, has a incredible voice and is funny. Just saw him live in concert and it was fantastic. Don't think lame is a term that describes him. I could give you a couple examples of lame dudes, but I would get edited for hurting their feelings.

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drewski

Control by the radical left? Malarky! Who was in power when lockdowns were ordered? gee whiz, since we cant say that.. lets move on to the deep state yea, yea, its the deep state. lets ask banned everywhere ( now including newsmax after her latest comments) Laura Loomer.

dc

Weird Al in Raleigh yesterday? The virus and price of gas too much.

dc

That short nut who experiments with viruses, dogs, and other things and the scarf were in charge. The scarf bailed but shorty needed a few more small checks.

dc

Hard to imagine why some people will add to their carbon footprint just for a little silly entertainment.

drewski

Interesting to note the epochtimes is running daily articles about how the vaccine is ineffective, the origin of the virus and, side effects, other deeply devisive political articles. Motive? Hmmm...

dc

Now that you mention "motive" what would be much more interesting is what was the motive for creating the virus. Even more interesting is the motive for finding out who and why nothing is being done about it.

drewski

A. We don't know who is doing what about it.

B. if, as some want to beleive it was escaped from a lab in china what shall we do? nuke Beijing? Enact sanctions? boycott takeout food?

C . perhaps a show trial of fauchi, birx, and the " squad" when they are convicted and hung, a public flogging of hunter and his laptop?

drewski

Correction that ebola cousin with the lab incident was Reston virus not lorton.

Google reston virus for a scary and true story ( hollowen is monday after all)

dc

Foulchee or somebody in his realm was told to stop funding it in 2014. That evidently didn't happen or someone or some entity continued funding it.. Families of millions and many millions more affected need answers unless it's a secret. With the deaths, sickness and especially money involved no wonder. Yep, almost as big a secret as a laptop.

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