The Lancet Commission on Vaccine Refusal has Failed Miserably
By STEVE KIRSCH
Vaccine hesitancy has gotten much worse since they began. It is clearly an ineffective committee. It is time to reconstitute it.
The committee has failed miserably. Vaccine hesitancy has gotten much worse. Why isn’t the Lancet replacing the committee members?
More than a year ago, on February 24, 2021, The Lancet created the Commission on Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance, and Demand in the USA.
That committee has been ineffective in increasing demand for the vaccine and increasing trust in the CDC.
Here are the members:
Peter J Hotez, Rebecca E Cooney, Regina M Benjamin, Noel T Brewer, Alison M Buttenheim, Timothy Callaghan, Arthur Caplan, Richard M Carpiano, Chelsea Clinton, Renee DiResta, Jad A Elharake, Lisa C Flowers, Alison P Galvani, Rekha Lakshmanan, Yvonne A Maldonado, SarahAnn M McFadden, Michelle M Mello, Douglas J Opel, Dorit R Reiss, Daniel A Salmon, Jason L Schwartz, Joshua M Sharfstein, and *Saad B Omer.
All of them take the blue pill.
To the best of my knowledge, all of these people have ducked all opportunities to engage in a serious dialog with any of the primary “misinformation spreaders” to resolve their differences. So the problem is going to get worse until they do.
It’s time for The Lancet to reconstitute the committee with members who are willing to engage in scientific dialog as described in this op-ed: Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized.
Misinformation costs lives. It’s important that The Lancet appoint a commission, perhaps headed by UCSF Professor Vinay Prasad, who will fix the problem and expose the CDC as corrupt.
Trust in the agencies will never be restored until the agencies admit their errors and purge the people responsible for making them.
I predict The Lancet will do nothing to fix their ineffective committee. They will continue to do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
What do you think?