Dr. Peter McCullough vs. The System: A Battle for His Career
Dr. Peter McCullough, M.D., M.P.H. is an internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist, who is at the forefront of the Medical Freedom movement and has been since the onset of COVID-19.
Dr. McCullough joined The DailyClout to discuss his personal struggle with board certification, accusation rebuttals, agency corruption, and the journey toward Medical Freedom. In his words:
“We have a situation here where the American Board of Internal Medicine has completely lost all credibility as an independent, fair balanced organization, and if indeed I’m completely stripped (of medical license) it will effectively terminate my career.”
The Fight for his Career
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has been systematically attempting to tear down Dr. McCullough’s career. The ABIM is the institution that provides doctors with an official license to practice medicine in their field. Without this certification, obtaining insurance and hospital privileges as a physician is not possible. Dr. McCullough was certified by the ABIM in Internal Medicine in 1991 and in Cardiovascular Disease in 1997. He is among the most published cardiologists in America with more than 1,000 publications and 660 citations in the National Library of Medicine. Included in his published works are dozens of peer-reviewed articles relating to the COVID-19 crisis.
The American Board of Internal Medicine notified Dr. McCullough that his board certification is under review due to his public statements about the risks and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. McCullough publicly responded in June of 2022 with a thorough rebuttal that discussed COVID death counts, natural immunity, global vaccine adverse events reporting systems, and conflicts of interest in the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. He also requested that he be present or have legal counsel present at the meetings regarding his certification, or a dismissal of the matter altogether.
The ABIM responded to Dr. McCullough’s public rebuttal on October 18, 2022, by dismissing all of his carefully laid out arguments and moving forward with a recommendation to remove his certification while allowing him the opportunity to appeal.
Conflicts of Interest at the CDC, Pfizer+Moderna, and the ABIM Directly Affect Dr. McCullough
Weber Shandwick: The Connecting Link
Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading marketing and public relations firms that represents a variety of major global corporations. As Dr. McCullough discovered, among its client list are Pfizer and Moderna, and among its campaigns includes “Plan Vx: A Playbook for the Business Response to COVID-19 vaccinations”.
Plan Vx is a downloadable overview of Weber Shandwick’s guide toward solving vaccine hesitancy. Included in the guidebook is Weber Shandwick’s mission statement that “More work is needed to convince Americans – particularly those in the “probably will not” group – to get vaccinated”. The guidebook describes to employers how to cajole and “educate” their employees to stay up to date with their COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations.
CDC Contracts Weber Shandwick
The CDC granted a contract to Weber Shandwick in the Fall of 2020, to the tune of up to 55 million dollars. Having the same firm represent pharmaceutical companies while simultaneously representing the public agencies that are tasked with regulating said pharma companies is a clear conflict of interest.
Senator Rand Paul noted as such in a letter to the Director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky on October 24, 2022:
Weber Shandwick doesn’t try to hide the conflicting nature of representing both the regulatory agency and the pharmaceutical companies simultaneously, and in fact, seems to be proud to be able to implement their “Plan Vx” on behalf of both entities.
- The website proudly touts that it “partner with clients in the healthcare ecosystem including… drug developers… and government”.
- On the “About” page for Susan Howe, the President of Weber Shandwick, it says that she “oversees all Weber Shandwick regions and deepens the strategic integration among the specialist brands within the agency’s ecosystem to drive cross-functional collaboration at global scale.”
Marketing a drug developed by one client while the approval of the drug is under the responsibility of another client, both of whom share the goal of vaccinating as many people on the planet as possible certainly seems to qualify as “cross-functional collaboration at global scale”.
Weber Shandwick Teamed up with ABIM to “Combat false medical information”
A panel hosted by South by Southwest (SXSW) called “When Doctors Prescribe Misinformation” was organized by the Managing Director of Weber Shandwick. On the panel, along with the Co-Founder of Blackbird.AI sat the Vice President of Weber Shandwick, and Richard Baron, the President and CEO of the very same American Board of Internal Medicine that launched an assault on Dr. McCullough’s career.
One of the main takeaways of the discussion was that in order “to combat false medical information, institutions need to take action against those who provide false or inaccurate information to the public.”
The American Board of Internal Medicine is apparently taking that seriously in their relentless pursuit to discredit Dr. McCullough.
Goals of the ABIM
Since the American Board of Internal Medicine holds a tremendous amount of power over the practice of medicine in the United States, one would assume that its top priorities would include the basic health of the American people, along with the practice of medicine. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. The homepage of the ABIM website looks like this:
The site prominently displays its fight against “Medical Misinformation”. Alongside that goal is their other goal, displayed on top – “Diversity and Health Equity” which looks like this:
Richard Baron, the CEO of the ABIM, who appeared alongside the VP of Weber Shandwick at SXSW, appears to be far more concerned with “diversity” and “misinformation” than he is with ensuring that American patients get treated properly. The ABIM seems so focused on combatting what it’s already deemed to be “misinformation” that it won’t engage with those they’re disparaging in order to listen to the information they are trying to share. Richard Baron’s Twitter page is almost entirely focused on the two goals of DEI and “misinformation”:
Dr. McCullough never had an issue with the ABIM before he challenged the Weber Shandwick/Pfizer/Moderna/CDC narrative. He successfully treated thousands of patients throughout the pandemic and created an effective protocol that led to safe treatment for countless patients.
The attempt to strip Dr. McCullough of his credentials and halt him from treating patients within the traditional medical system should be recognized as an egregious overreach by an institution that refuses to directly engage with the professional it threatens.
The ABIM launched an initiative called ” Building Trust.org -Counteracting Medical Misinformation”. That organization will be holding a public Zoom panel tomorrow which will include Ms. Pamela Browner White, Senior Vice President of Communications & Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, ABIM & ABIM Foundation. The link to signup for the session is here.
Dr. Peter McCullough is also the Chief Scientific Officer of The Wellness Company. His tremendous contributions to health and the practice of medicine deserve the support of the Medical Freedom movement.
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