New emails released under a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that last year, reveal the National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins instructed Dr. Anthony Fauci to carry out a “quick and devastating” takedown of The Great Barrington Declaration.
The Declaration is written by experts. It was written by Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, Sunetra Gupta of the University of Oxford, and Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University, and, according to its website, more than 15,000 medical & public health scientists and over 45,000 medical practitioners have signed onto it.
They advocated for herd immunity to stop the pandemic. They also pushed for “focused protection” for the most vulnerable populations over universal lockdowns.
The declaration addressed lockdowns.
“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection,” they wrote.
They write that the “current lockdown procedures are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.”
Suicides, child abuse, wife battering, bankruptcy, alcoholism, and drug addiction are going off the charts.
They also dealt with immunity as science has known for decades.
“As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls,” the declaration continues. “We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity … Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.”
Collins and Fauci were opposed to the science they espoused.
In an email to Fauci dated Oct. 8, 2020, Collins torched the Great Barrington Declaration as the work of “three fringe epidemiologists” that “seems to be getting a lot of attention.”
“There needs to be a quick and devastating published takedown of its premises,” Collins told Fauci. “I don’t see anything like that online yet – is it underway?”
They exchanged several emails echoing the same angry response.
“So now I know what it feels like to be the subject of a propaganda attack by my own government,” Bhattacharya tweeted after the release of the emails. “Discussion and engagement would have been a better path.
So now I know what it feels like to be the subject of a propaganda attack by my own government. Discussion and engagement would have been a better path. pic.twitter.com/p5tqigdRgg
— Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) December 17, 2021
THE GREAT BARRINGTON DECLARATION
Incredible arrogance and stupidity from the establishment: calling @MartinKulldorff @DrJBhattacharya @SunetraGupta “three fringe epidemiologists” is like calling LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant “three mediocre basketball players.” https://t.co/mkgghGk3wa
— Aaron Kheriaty, MD (@akheriaty) December 17, 2021
Reporting on NIH-directed smear campaign against @MartinKulldorff @DrJBhattacharya + Sunetra Gupta is gaining traction. Fauci+Collins activated their shock troops in media – we knew this was going on but shocking to see.#GreatBarrington @jeffreyatucker https://t.co/KC6L0Xxucq
— Trish Wood (@WoodReporting) December 19, 2021
Professor Sunetra Gupta has been saying for almost 2 years that we need a RANGE of scenarios. And models should not be used as evidence for a particular course of action.
Prof Gupta is one of the world’s leading epidemiologists.@FraserNelson @GrahamMedley
— Allison Pearson (@AllisonPearson) December 18, 2021
Collins, #Fauci & TheExperts™ will not allow anyone to challenge their narrative
They did not propose “let it rip”
They & many other esteemed professionals proposed “focused protection”
This arrogance is extreme https://t.co/IGwz5FAiFZ
— Phil Holloway™ ⚖️ ✈️ 😁 (@PhilHollowayEsq) December 19, 2021
If you are pro-vaccine, you should be against vaccine mandates.
— Martin Kulldorff (@MartinKulldorff) December 17, 2021