by David Brownstein, MD
The White House is asking Congress for AT LEAST (oy vey) $2.5 billion in emergency funds, in part, to develop a vaccine for the Coronavirus outbreak. (1)
I have written two recent blog posts about coronavirus which you can find on my homepage (www.drbrownstein.com).
Before we give any governmental agency AT LEAST $2.5 billion dollars we should know how it is going to be spent. Recall the Zika scare from 2016. At that time we were being told by the US governmental agencies (FDA, CDC, and HHS) that somehow a relatively benign virus that has been around for nearly 100 years was suddenly causing birth defects in the form of small-headed babies. There were headlines in the major papers and fear-mongering stories that Zika would do the same in the US.
My first article about Zika can be found here: https://www.drbrownstein.com/zika-schmika-how-to-waste-2000000000/.The title of the article says it all: “Zika Schmika How to Waste $2,000,000,000.” I lamented that President Obama asked Congress for $2 billion dollars to research the “new” problem with Zika.
I subsequently wrote three other blog posts stating that Zika would not be a problem in the US and was not the cause of the small-headed babies. I thought giving the CDC $2 billion dollars was a waste of money. Congress ended up giving the CDC over $1 billion dollars to develop a Zika vaccine.
My fourth Zika post was titled, “Where is our billion dollars?”Here we are 4 years later and…no Zika vaccine and no more reports of small-headed Zika infections. The reason there are no more reports is because Zika did not cause the problem in the first place. Zika is still occurring around the world and we are still surviving—without an epidemic of small-headed babies. But, we are $1 billion dollars poorer. And, we still have no Zika vaccine. So, should we give the US government AT LEAST $2.5 billion to make a vaccine against COVID-19 (the coronavirus strain currently active)?
Right now, the answer should be absolutely not. We simply do not know how deadly this virus is. The information out of China simply cannot be trusted. The CDC should be the last governmental organization trusted with AT LEAST $2.5 billion dollars to study COVID-19.
The CDC has consistently lied and hid data that shows our kids are suffering adverse effects from receiving too many vaccines. The CDC is the same organization that refuses to complete a study comparing children fully vaccinated against those unvaccinated. That study would provide the final answer to whether too many vaccines are harming our children. The CDC was tasked with that study decades ago and has the available data available, and yet…we still have no study.
If the Government snares another AT LEAST $2.5 billion from us to study COVID-19, it should be earmarked for treating and quarantining the sick. I say use the money and give the infected COVID-19 patients treatment with antiviral therapies that actually work such as intravenous infusions of hydrogen peroxide, ozone, and vitamin C. That would be a good use of our money.
Please don’t use the money for lousy antiviral drugs like Tamiflu. And, most importantly, keep the CDC away from our pockets. One last thing, someone (President Trump!) needs to force the CDC to complete a study comparing fully vaccinated children to unvaccinated children.
Really? The government wants to do what? The government is out of control.