Those who have been patiently waiting for a true vaccine debate to occur have been out of luck. It started with assurances that vaccines were safe despite no discussion of a laundry list of possible risks, no informed consent. Then came the reality that vaccines are not tested against inert placebos during pre-licensure safety testing. The inconvenient truths mounted. No studies have ever compared total health outcomes of the CDC’s vaccine schedule between vaccinated and unvaccinated groups. Broken adverse event reporting systems and an adversarial vaccine court continued to tarnish the government assurances backing the vaccine medical products of multinational corporations. Greed, conflict of interest, regulatory agency revolving doors and billions paid in criminal fines by Big Pharma from past product failures and frauds have been demanding for open debate to occur.
Many were relieved to learn a debate was set to occur in full public display, just down the road from the CDC, in Atlanta last October. Doctors, researchers, journalists, professors and vaccine developers were set to give the public the facts. Until the entire ‘settled science’ side of the vaccine debate withdrew. Most cited communications from their superiors and medical groups as their excuses for not confidently appearing to present their exhaustive, settled science the public keeps hearing so much about. Nevertheless, the debate turned presentation went on, televised and attended by a live audience, comprising several hours of inconvenient facts about vaccines often from the governments and vaccine manufacturers own data and admissions. Among the Atlanta debaters with cold feet was Dr. Peter Hotez; vaccine developer, collaborator with Merck and recipient of $52M from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The public was again anticipating some form of soft debate, or at the very least, challenging questions when Hotez announced he was going to appear on the Joe Rogan Experience show recently. Sounding like a questionable used car salesman instead of a man with confidence in his settled science, Hotez wiggled and squirmed through the livestream on two occasions when asked by Rogan if he would debate. After listening to Hotez complain about ‘the anti-vaccine lobby’ and ‘anti-vaccine media empire,’ Rogan stated: “It seems like there should be some sort of a debate..some sort of monitored conversation where you can have you versus someone else and break this down.