Writes Tom Woods in his latest newsletter:
Last week I noted the “shut up — you’re not an expert” problem.
One person who’s had to endure that is the controversial Steve Kirsch, who’s not a medical professional but who can interpret numbers the way any intelligent person can, and who has suggested that the numbers when it comes to the Covid shots are, to say the least, not favorable.
I have this crazy idea that people on both sides should be able to speak, and that people can decide what to do. I don’t think some people should be silenced because they might be wrong and might influence some people to make bad decisions. I don’t trust whoever would be in charge of telling us which side is allowed to speak.
At any rate, Kirsch (whom I’ve tried without success to interview on the Tom Woods Show) has been talking lately about the situation in New Zealand. Remember when it was held up to us as a great success story? If only we’d erected a totalitarian state we might have done as well as New Zealand!
Well, now New Zealand isn’t looking too good. Data has just been leaked that cast the shots in a particularly bad light in terms of excess deaths in that country, that people had not known about.
The usual suspects are telling him that he’s not an expert, that he should shut up, etc.
(He may not be an “expert” on the strictly medical side, but in order simply to interpret data why would he have to be?)
Well, Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Public Health has suddenly jumped in on Kirsch’s side.
Risch says: “I think that you’ve made a very strong case that the Covid genetic vaccines are associated with appreciably increased mortality rates for 6-12 months after each dose. This is particularly compelling in people over age 65. I am not aware of actual evidence that the increased post-vaccine mortality that you’ve shown has a different cause.”
Risch’s remark doesn’t make Kirsch correct; Kirsch’s analysis stands or falls on its own. But now that Risch has weighed in — and Risch is a major scholar at a major program — it’s harder to dismiss it as the ravings of a dummy who’s commenting in an area outside his proper lane.
Likewise, it doesn’t hurt that my book Diary of a Psychosis, released last week, contains a foreword by Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, of Stanford University.
I followed Jay from the beginning, when he was reporting the good news that whatever it was that was circulating, it wasn’t nearly as deadly as the authorities were saying.
You’d think that would have made people happy. Trust me, it didn’t.
Jay wound up being targeted by name by the Biden White House, which urged social media platforms to suppress his voice.
Jay never aspired to be anyone’s hero. “I just want to do science,” he told me in his most recent appearance on the Tom Woods Show.
To have someone with Jay’s courage and integrity — and yes, “medical credentials” — write the foreword to my book has been a huge boon for me.
Not to mention: the state surgeon general the New York Times hates, Florida’s Joseph Ladapo, wrote a generous endorsement of the book.
As did Matt Ridley, recently retired from the UK’s House of Lords.