On October 6, Professor Didier Raoult visited Quebec to give conferences and promote his autobiography. Despite being a renowned infectious disease specialist and microbiologist, Raoult faced criticism and was portrayed as a charlatan during the health crisis for mentioning that therapeutic treatment with hydroxychloroquine was effective for treating COVID-19. Subsequently, state media relentlessly targeted him for censorship and tarnishing his reputation. Those who dared to invite him to their platforms also faced consequences.
In his autobiography, Raoult frequently mentioned his father, who was a scientist working for the military. He noted that his father undertook missions for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN). When asked about whether Raoult believes these two organizations have changed and if they prioritize the well-being of the population or harm it, he expressed his skepticism. He stated, “I’m not convinced that it’s natural that the WHO is funded overwhelmingly by Bill Gates. I don’t think this is correct.” Raoult highlighted how, during his time doing his post-doctorate in the United States in ’86, he was impressed by the anti-monopoly law against Rockefeller and the morals that fought against conflicts of interest. However, he observed that both of these things have disappeared in the United States, which he believes is a problem that needs to be addressed and reinvented.
During the interview, Raoult also discussed the level of funding offered by lobbyists and Big Pharma to various organizations and scientific journals. He lamented the decrease in life expectancy in Western countries, specifically mentioning the United States. He stated, “In the United States, now, life expectancy has fallen to seventy-six years. You know, it’s less than all of America’s enemies, it’s less than China, it’s less than Vietnam, it’s less than Cuba, it’s less than the Maghreb. We need to start asking questions. It is the country in which there is the greatest expenditure per capita in terms of health.”
In this first part of a three-part series, Professor Didier Raoult focuses on censorship, conflicts of interest, and the role of the WHO. He sheds light on his concerns regarding the funding of the WHO and the disappearance of anti-monopoly laws and the fight against conflicts of interest in the United States. Raoult also raises questions about the level of funding from lobbyists and Big Pharma and the decreasing life expectancy in Western countries, particularly in the United States.
To counter censorship and support Raoult’s views, a petition called “Stop The Censorship” has been created. People are encouraged to sign the petition at StopTheCensorship.ca.