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Americans who remain hesitant about masking, social distancing and safe vaccination, or who believe “natural immunity” is the best way to herd immunity, are taking for granted the gift it is that SARS-CoV-2 is sparing our children — for now.

Even large scale disasters have a silver lining or two.

And the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of a disaster for the United States and the world— both in terms of the lives lost and in terms of the ignorance it has revealed, especially in America.

This ignorance isn’t just on the part of folks who do not believe in the value of a higher education, science or civil conduct — some highly decorated professionals and regulators have revealed their scientific and ethical ignorance in confronting this existential challenge of our time.

Irrespective of what camp you, the reader…

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Dr. Stephen Threlkeld of Memphis, TN has been caught concocting a false narrative about the death of his patient following COVID-19 vaccination. Why?

Two weeks ago, tragic news of a 36 year old’s death from a COVID-19 related disease rippled through the press.

The deceased was a 36 year orthopedic surgeon from Memphis, TN. He was a graduate of Harvard College. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee and went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah. From a purely professional perspective, his death at 36 years old was an immeasurable loss. One can’t even begin to measure the magnitude of the personal loss to his family, friends and loved ones.

According to news reports…

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Daily Memphian reporter, Ms. Jane Roberts. It is my great hope that the commitment to balanced truth telling in journalism will allow Ms. Roberts to correct the record about the tragic death of Dr. J. Barton Williams.

On 2/24/21, I wrote the below e-mail to reporter Ms. Jane Roberts of the Daily Memphian in Memphis, TN.

I wrote to inform her that in an article she penned about the death of a young orthopedic surgeon, Dr. J. Barton Williams of Memphis, she had been misled by her source.

You may read Ms. Roberts’ article HERE.

Following the tragic death of Dr. Williams, and based on his doctors’ statements to the press, I wrote the an opinion article about what is almost certain to be the cause of his death. I wrote this article because it is amply…

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A COVID-19 patient in prone position and on supplemental oxygen in a hospital. Most such patients recover. But in my opinion, such patients and even those with asymptomatic infections should not be getting indiscriminately vaccinated, even after they’ve recovered from active infection.

America is in the midst of doing something both remarkable and unprecedented.

We have created powerful and effective vaccines against a pandemic virus in under a year — and we are aiming to vaccinate the majority of the population in under a year. This is a remarkable feat of scientific prowess — and we should all be proud of our nation and its scientific community for it.

Literally, the availability of these vaccine is similar to having placed a man on Mars in record time.

But, we are also doing something unprecedented and potentially dangerous: We are very literally indiscriminately…

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Indiscriminate administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to the recently or concurrently infected elderly and infirm is a breach of standard and likely hazard to the lives of these susceptible persons.

Dear Colleague,

I am writing here to inform you of a serious safety concern, as you embark on vaccination of the elderly, frail at risk residents and patients under your care with all speed.

As you know, COVID-19 illness is caused by a hyper-inflammatory process — triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the elderly and infirm with underlying cardiovascular disease, COVID-19 inflammation is far more deadly than in younger or otherwise healthy persons.

We are now accelerating our nation’s vaccination program to achieve herd immunity. …

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Israeli prime minister, Mr. Netanyahu, undergoing COVID-19 vaccination. The Israeli ministry of health specifically avoids vaccination of those citizens infected with the SARS-COV-2 virus. This is cogent and safe public health policy — sorely missing in the United States.

I was recently made aware by my good friend, who is an Israeli physician, that Israel’s strategy for COVID-19 vaccination differs from ours in the United States — in a major way.

It is a fact that Israeli public health officials have been far more methodical and committed than their US counterparts in their COVID-19 screening practices and requirements since last year — with a far higher percentage of the Israeli people, if not the entire population with symptoms or exposures, screened to date. This, compared to the haphazard American approach to COVID-19 screening.

So the Israelis have a good…

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Some of the staff, providers and residents of The Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn, NY (pix dated 2018). The Commons was ground zero for an astronomical, over 15%, mortality rate from COVID-19 inflammatory disease, within a short span of time in January 2021. These deaths all reportedly occurred within several weeks following the start of vaccination of residents and staff on December 22, 2020. The administration of this facility has now confirmed that The Commons had experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 infections immediately prior to the start of its vaccine program. So, it is almost certain that many of the vaccinated at The Commons were already infected at the time of their immunization.

I’ve waited this long to write about the disaster that unfolded at The Commons on St. Anthony in January 2021, because I wanted the facts to be more clearly established in the press first.

Yesterday, reporter Mr. Robert Harding of published an update on the tragedy at The Commons — so it’s time for me to express my professional opinion as an American physician, immunologist and public health advocate.

You can read Mr. Harding’s article in at THIS LINK.

The tragic case of The Commons is ominous and telling. Because out of 180 residents and staff infected with…

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It’s very simple for high level professionals and scientific thought leaders to advocate for the mainstream, utilitarian “majority benefit” part of the COVID-19 vaccine strategy, presumably to combat vaccine hesitancy — but this is not an effective strategy. Because it’s much more difficult to relinquish professional hubris and to carefully and empathically address real and prognosticated potential for “minority harm”, and the safety concerns of the 20–30% of the American population, whose trust can be earned.

We are in the midst of a viral pandemic, where nearly 1% of the general population is at risk of being killed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. That number works out to potentially over 3 million Americans dead.

Already over 500,000 Americans are dead from COVID-19, since March 2020— and more are susceptible to or are dying already.

So, without a question, achievement of herd immunity using an effective vaccine capable of generating protective IgG antibodies and priming T-cells against SARS-CoV-2, is the key to preventing infections and containing the pandemic.

In my opinion as a physician, Immunologist and public health…

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Dr. Peter Marks is chief of the Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research. In this role, he has the ability to guide FDA to protect those already infected with COVID-19 from potential harm by indiscriminate vaccination.

Fellow Concerned Citizen,

Recently, I warned the United States Food and Drug Administration and Pfizer’s executives about a highly likely potential for immunological harm to persons already infected with COVID-19 at the time of their vaccination.

You may read my two letters of warning HERE and HERE.

To date, neither FDA leaders, nor Pfizer executives, have been adequately responsive to these warning, despite acknowledging receipt of my analyses and letters of warning.

I am particularly concerned that the population of previously infected elderly and frail, or institutionalized, with cardiovascular disease are susceptible to harm by indiscriminate vaccination.

You may read…

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Drs. Janet Woodcock (left) and Peter Marks (Right), are the FDA leaders critically involved with the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines — Both have acknowledged understanding the warnings regarding indiscriminate vaccination of the previously infected.

Today, 2/15/2021, I submitted the following e-mail to FDA commissioner, Dr. Janet Woodcock.

My e-mail of concern and warning was prompted by the language used in the CDC’s February 10, 2021 revised “Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United State”.

It is my expert professional opinion, as an American physician and Immunologist, that indiscriminate vaccination of persons previously, or currently, infected with SARS-CoV-2 poses a risk of harm to these individual. Therefore, as I have delineated for FDA Commissioner, Dr. …

Hooman Noorchashm

Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. He is an advocate for ethics, patient safety and women’s health. He and his 6 children live in Pennsylvania.

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