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The faux outrage over Dr Robert Malone

11 January 2022

4:00 AM

11 January 2022

4:00 AM

With school set to resume in a few weeks’ time, panic is being whipped up about children not getting their Covid jabs before then. Children aged 5 to 11 are eligible as of Monday, 10 January.

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said all premiers and chief ministers at National Cabinet last Wednesday were ‘completely committed’ to making sure children are back in classrooms for term one, despite many parents unable to book their children in for vaccinations before school resumes.

According to the ABC, the teachers union has repeatedly raised concerns about classroom safety and how the system would cope with staff absenteeism due to Covid exposure. Mr Perrottet said a plan that deals with all these issues was forthcoming.

‘[The state and territory leaders] will be finalising our plan within 24 hours and … hopefully next week we will have a national position in ensuring every single kid is back in the classroom on day one.’

In putting together this ‘plan’, no doubt National Cabinet will take no heed of Rebecca Weisser’s brilliant exposé of the scant nature of trials conducted regarding the jab with kids, and the terrible side effects some suffered.

I would also bet that they completely ignore what Dr Robert Malone, the inventor of mRNA vaccines, has had to say on the matter. Here is a video of his most recent statement in this regard. For his trouble, Dr Malone has been banned from Twitter.

In a recent opinion piece for The Epoch Times, John Mac Ghlionn noted the following about Dr Robert Malone:

Dr. Robert Malone is a U.S. virologist and immunologist who has dedicated his professional existence to the development of mRNA vaccines.

In the 1980s, Malone worked as a researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he conducted studies on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology. In the early 1990s, Malone collaborated with Jon A. Wolff and Dennis A. Carson, two eminent scientists, on a study that involved synthesization.

In fact, Malone is the father of mRNA vaccines. He has served as an adjunct associate professor of biotechnology at Kennesaw State University, and he co-founded Atheric Pharmaceutical, a company that was contracted by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in 2016.

Mac Ghlionn goes on to ask the following question:

Malone is arguably the most qualified person in the world to speak on what we as a society should and shouldn’t be doing during the pandemic. Yet for reasons that will become abundantly clear, he finds himself ostracised, largely silenced, and cut off from the scientific community. Why?

Mac Ghlionn answers by stating that Malone has been silenced, not because he’s some quack spouting nonsense, but because he challenged – and still challenges – the overarching narrative about vaccines and the lethality of Covid.

He writes:

Malone has been painted as some kind of anti-vax fringe scientist, a man of questionable merit who’s spouting nonsense. Well, he’s not. Malone happens to be vaccinated. All he has ever asked for is the chance to have frank and honest discussions on vaccines.

In his own words, vaccines have ‘saved lives. Many lives’.

But it is also increasingly clear that there are some risks associated with these vaccines,’ Malone said. ‘Various governments have attempted to deny that this is the case. But they are wrong. Vaccination-associated coagulation is a risk. Cardiotoxicity is a risk. Those are proven and discussed in official USG communications, as well as communications from a variety of other governments.’

Mac Ghlionn’s conclusion is that the pile-on against Dr Malone seems to be another version of the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ with an extra nasty twist.

I highly recommend reading Mac Ghlionn’s piece in full. While it has an American focus, its contentions are equally applicable in the Australian context. It is an excellent summary of the malaise we are in. I, along with others, have said it before, and I’ll say it again: if we are to save ourselves, it is up to us.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Curtin University.

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