A Stanford doctor laid out Wednesday what he says is Dr. Anthony Fauci’s “playbook” for silencing anyone who goes against “official” COVID-19 information.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford School of Medicine, argues that Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins try to “create a false impression of scientific consensus on COVID policy” by labeling scientists “who disagree ‘fringe.'”
“They deploy big tech misinformation hordes to suppress opposing thoughts,” Bhattacharya said.
“They deploy press propagandists & scientist allies to smear and takedown opponents” and they “reward allies with large grants.”
In a recent op-ed for Newsweek, Bhattacharya explained in detail the “playbook,” noting how during October 2020 when the Great Barrington Declaration “criticized Fauci’s lockdown strategy,” Collins, “a geneticist with little public health experience – wrote an email to Fauci suggesting a ‘take down’ of the declaration, and characterizing its Harvard, Oxford and Stanford authors as ‘fringe epidemiologists.'”
A copy of the email which was obtained by the American Institute for Economic Research through a Freedom of Information Act request, showed Collins telling Fauci that the declaration “seems to be getting a lot of attention — and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt at Stanford.”
“There needs to be a quick and devastating published takedown of its premises. I don’t see anything like that online yet — is it underway?” Collins wrote.
Bhattacharya also questioned Fauci’s recent claim that he was receiving death threats. He stated that while it’s “tragic” scientists often have to deal with threats, Fauci and Collins “organized a ‘take down'” of other scientists with “their grave mischaracterization of focused protection as a let-it rip strategy” which led to death threats against several authors of the Great Barrington Declaration.