Since regaining control of the House, Republicans have been eager to hold hearings on a variety of issues such as Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates, the corruption of the Biden administration, and immigration. In the first two months of 2023, they have already started to hold hearings on important topics like social media censorship, the open-borders policies of the Biden administration, and the FBI investigation into the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
On Tuesday, the House held a roundtable on Covid policies to evaluate the effectiveness of some of the policies used to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Renowned Harvard Professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff was one of the people invited to speak.
During the roundtable, Kulldorff criticized the notion that children should have to get the Covid-19 vaccine and discussed the reasons why many people distrust the vaccine in an exchange with Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA). Kulldorff argued that by forcing children to get vaccines they don’t need because they have already had the disease, it undermines the trust in other vaccines like the measles vaccine or the polio vaccine. This could lead to serious consequences as over the last several decades, anti-vaccine people have been trying to undermine trust in vaccines but have had limited success.
Kulldorff went on to explain that vaccine fanatics who want to vaccinate every person in the country, even though there are people who have already had COVID, have undermined trust in vaccines and created an enormous vaccine hesitancy.
Miller-Meeks asked if not allowing physicians or providers to determine the risk and the benefit was the issue, to which Kulldorff replied that people themselves also know about immunity, and we learn about it in school. People understand that if they have had a disease, they have immunity.
Kulldorff expressed disbelief at the fact that people have been taught about immunity since 430 BC, the Athenian plague, until 2020. Yet, for three years, people didn’t know about it. He also mentioned that now people know about immunity again.
Dr. @millermeeks: Infection-Acquired Immunity Was a Never a Novel Concept Until I Came to Congress
Dr. @MartinKulldorff: “Yeah, I guess we knew about it since 430 BC, the Athenian plague, until 2020. And we didn’t know about it for three years. And now we know about it again.” pic.twitter.com/qm5NkW5oG8
— The Vigilant Fox ? (@VigilantFox) February 28, 2023
The Republicans have been enthusiastic about holding hearings on various issues that they believe have not received adequate attention, including Covid policies. This roundtable with Dr. Martin Kulldorff highlights some of the concerns that some people have with vaccines, and why it is essential to have open and honest discussions about the Covid-19 vaccine and other vaccines. By doing so, people can make informed decisions about their health and well-being.