The 4 physician groups leading the political anti-vax movement
The Big 4: The Great Barrington Declaration, America's Frontline Doctors, The Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance, and the Unity Project
The Great Barrington Declaration (GBD)
The GBD was the proposed pro-economy anti-public health policy in the early pandemic with ties to the Koch Industries (via the linked AIER, Brownstown Insutitute, Hillsdale College) that found a welcome ear with then-president Trump.
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The GBD was authored by:
Jay Bhattacharya, the professor of medicine at Stanford University, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, director of Stanford's Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging - contributor to the GBD-tied Brownstone Institute
Martin Kulldorff, the former professor of medicine at Harvard University - contributor to the GBD-tied Brownstone Institute
Sunetra Gupta, the epidemiologist at the University of Oxford - contributor to the GBD-tied Brownstone Institute
The GBD was signed at a summit hosted by the American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) a libertarian think tank with a history of climate change denial. The policy is further aided by Scott Atlas, the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health care policy at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a fellow at Hillsdale College's Academy for Science and Freedom - contributor to the GBD-tied Brownstone Institute.
America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLD)
America’s Frontline Doctors is an anti-vaccine, pro-hydroxychloroquine group formed by ER physician and lawyer Simone Gold during the Trump administration that based clinical recommendations off of controversial physician Dr. Stella Immanuel’s unproven claims.
AFLD has pressured medical boards to ‘let it slide when doctors spread covid misinformation’ and ambushed Medical Board of CA president Kristina Lawson in the parking garage of her office in addition to flying a drone over her house in December 2021.
Gold pled guilty to her attendance at the 1/6 insurrection in March 2022 and faces up to six months in jail, yet still has her medical license and is currently on the ‘AWAKEN’ pro-Trump tour with Roger Stone and Mike Flynn (association: Q-anon).
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Florida-based AFLD physician Dr. Kathleen Ann Cullen has been stripped of her state licenses (FL, NC).
Frontline Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC)
The Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) is an anti-vaccine pro-ivermectin group that based clinical recommendations off Egyptian studies found to have plagiarism and data-forging issues.
The group was founded by:
Pierre Kory MD, MA (Unity Project)
Keith Berkowitz MD, MBA (Unity Project)
Kory testified in December 2020 on behalf of the FLCCC calling ivermectin a “wonder drug” to protect against Covid infection, caught Covid in November 2021, and has since pivoted to long-Covid concierge medicine treatments with the unproven treatment (NEJM, ABC). Despite this, Kory participated in Ron Johnson’s ‘2nd Opinion’ panel Jan 2022 with the Unity Project’s McCullough and Malone.
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Scott Mitchell MBChB
Eivind H. Vinjevoll MD
Mary Talley Bowden MD
The Houston-based ENT physician, owner of BreatheMD
Houston Methodist has suspended her privileged and reported her to the Texas medical boards
Has referred to the physician group No License for Disinformation as the ‘Gestapo’ (NLFD’s Dr. Nick Sawyer testified in support of CA bill AB2098 to classify the spread of disinformation as unprofessional conduct by physicians and surgeons)
Has harassed pharmacists who won’t fill her ivermectin prescriptions, going as far as to post the home address of a pharmacist online
Posted SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics survey links to the ‘PROVES’ study (endorsed by Steve Kirsch, IRB is held by hormone PhD researcher Aditi Bhargava of the Unity Project) on anti-vaccine political Twitter threads
The FLCCC sponsors Defeat the Mandates.
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The Unity Project
The physician group that opposes Covid mandates for ‘healthy children’ lists the following physicians and scientists on their ‘Strategic Advisory Council’:
Robert Malone MD
-Active on Substack with increasingly violent imagery like the GBD authors
-Participated in Johnson’s ‘2nd Opinion’ panel, states that “Senator Ron Johnson is a Truth Warrior and COVID hero” and supports his reelection
-Has appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast
Peter McCullough MD, MPH
-Baylor has filed a restraining order against their controversial former employee
-Has taken $2.1million from pharmacology companies (non-research) since 2014 including from AstraZeneca per OpenPayments, despite calling pro-vaccine doctors grifters
-Has a long history of failing to disclose financial ties, dating back to 2012
-Participated in Johnson’s ‘2nd Opinion’ panel
-Has appeared with Hillsdale College, the politically-active Christian school
-Has appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast
Aditi Bhargava PhD
-The UCSF hormone researcher with stated goal to “understand the sex-specific molecular and cellular actions of the stress hormones and their receptors that operate in health and disease”
-Holds the IRB for the Steve Kirsch-endorsed ‘PROVES’ study to do survey research on vaccine safety (already proven) - the survey contains many questions on hormones and gender and sneaks in questions on the vaccine, raising concerns for study ethics and informed consent of participants
-Dr. Mary Bowden has recruited for this study on antivax Twitter threads
Pierre Kory MD, MA (FLCCC)
Keith Berkowitz MD, MBA (FLCCC)
Paul Alexander MSc, MHSc, PhD
Aaron Kheriaty MD
Tess Lawrie MD, PhD
Chris Martenson PhD
Charles Penick MD
Harvey Risch MD
The Unity Project sponsors Defeat The Mandates.
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