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We've done this before, haven't we?
But let's take a look at the "experts" PA State Senator is having in this discussion.
Dr Peter McCullough
The AFP wrote this about McCullough in November 2021:
A video has been shared repeatedly on social media that shows American cardiologist Dr Peter McCullough urging Malaysia to dismantle its Covid-19 vaccination program because vaccines are purportedly unsafe and create virus mutations. The claims — many of which have previously been debunked by AFP — are misleading, according to experts.
The nine-minute and seven-second video was posted here on Facebook on September 25, 2021.
The video shows Dr Peter McCullough, an American cardiologist who has previously been exposed for promoting virus misinformation, speaking to the camera about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines.
And the link in that piece leads here:
Video of a cardiologist claiming that there is no reason for healthy people under the age of 50 or those who have recovered from Covid-19 to be vaccinated against the virus has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media. But medical experts say younger people should be inoculated because they can still be affected by the virus, and that the shots also benefit those who have already had the disease.
And some facts from the AFP:
Healthy people younger than 50 do not need a Covid-19 vaccine: FALSE
The CDC says on its website that risk of severe disease from the novel coronavirus increases with age, but National Center for Health Statistics data shows that people under age 50 account for four percent of deaths involving Covid-19.
And a March 26, 2021 article in Science also found that by mid-August 2020 “the resurgence in the United States was largely driven by adults 20 to 49 years of age.”
Olivier Schwartz, head of the Virus and Immunity Unit at the Pasteur Institute, told AFP by phone: “It is obvious that people under 50 who are in good health should be vaccinated” because they can still be affected by the disease.
That was back in April of 2021.
So Dr McCullough has been spreading Covid misinformation for some time now.
Attorney Thomas Renz
This is what The Washington Post (by way of The Seattle Times) had to say about attorney Renz:
In one of dozens of recent media appearances, Ohio attorney Thomas Renz was claiming that coronavirus vaccines were more harmful than the virus itself. “The people that are dying are vaccinated,” he said on a conservative online talk show in July.
As Renz spoke, a message flashed across the screen with his website address. “Donate to his cause,” it urged.
Renz’s quick public ascent illustrates how promoting misinformation about the pandemic can be an effective fundraising tool and lead to renown within the portion of the country that remains suspicious of coronavirus vaccines, despite their general acceptance by the medical and scientific communities. The legal challenges are similar to the courtroom wrangling that followed the presidential election, when groups supporting former President Donald Trump raised money and made headlines by filing lawsuits — or promising to file them — based on dubious claims of widespread election fraud.
Oh, and there's this:
Anti-vaccine groups, conspiracy theory enthusiasts and far-right media have embraced him, and his best-known client, the group America’s Frontline Doctors, calls him part of a “Legal Eagle Dream Team.”
So he's been spreading Covid misinformation for some time.
This is what Politifact had to say about Steve Kirsh:
Kirsch’s presentation said: "Pfizer vaccine kills more people than it saves."
There is no evidence that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has caused death. Available data indicate just the opposite: Vaccines are overwhelmingly effective at preventing death and serious illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.
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That was back in September 2021.
This is what ABC27 wrote about Graham Hetrick:
The Dauphin County Coroner is an outspoken critic of mask mandates and believes the COVID vaccines aren’t safe. Public health officials say arguments like these are dangerous.
And Lancaster Online:
Hetrick also told ABC27 that he doesn’t wear a mask, saying “this is uncomfortable, and it’s not a good thing to do.” He added that he’s not getting a vaccine since he already had COVID-19, and that “God vaccinated me … As a matter of fact, it might be more harmful for me to have the vaccine.”
He's also not a doctor.
That was back in August of 2021.
Graham Hetrick has been spreading Covid misinformation for some time.
Yea, that's PA State Senator Doug Mastriano "expert panel" set to discuss "Medical Freedom."