‘We’re Fighting a War of Information’: Dr. Pierre Kory

‘We’re Fighting a War of Information’: Dr. Pierre Kory
Dr. Pierre Kory in an interview with NTD's "Capitol Report" during the "Defeat the Mandate" rally in Washington on Jan. 23. (Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Harry Lee
Steve Lance
1/27/2022
Updated:
1/27/2022

Doctors who have developed effective protocols treating COVID-19 patients have difficulty getting their voices heard because information has been suppressed, according to Dr. Pierre Kory, a pulmonary and critical care specialist.

“We have combination protocols for every phase of the illness: from prevention to early treatment, to hospital, and even long haul COVID. That information is present. It’s on our website. We are having difficulty disseminating that because we’re fighting a war of information,” Kory told NTD’s “Capitol Report” program during the “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23.
Kory is the founder and president of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on developing effective treatment protocols to prevent the transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus and treat infected patients. Its website also lists doctors and pharmacies that are willing to provide early treatments or related medicines.

“The powerful interests that are seeking to suppress that information, they’re using widespread censorship, as well as propaganda to try to discredit the science and suppress the science,” Kory continued.

“There has been incredible amounts of that misinformation and it takes many forms,” Kory said. “Some of it is just the outright censoring or suppression of it. The agencies don’t talk about it. They don’t disseminate or give guidance to the population.

“And then you’re seeing active—what I would call disinformation, which is information to dissuade the use and really distort the science.”

Since the start of the pandemic, federal health agencies have been under fire for inconsistent messages about COVID-19 and their handling of related data. For example, the COVID-19 death or hospitalization numbers could be inflated because those who were hospitalized or died from COVID-19 were not distinguished from those “with” COVID-19.

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky have also been criticized for flip-flopping on opinions regarding masks, school closures, vaccines, and boosters.

Doctors and other experts have also raised concerns that the CDC, from May 2021, has not been investigating all COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases, but “only those among patients who are hospitalized or die.”

“And so you’re seeing medical journals that only will publish studies that don’t show the great benefits. All of the really positive studies are not being published,” Kory said. “The media does not mention any evidence of the numerous studies. We have 73 controlled trials showing that ivermectin works. We’ve known for two years that hydroxychloroquine works. Now even the new drug—fluvoxamine, an antidepressant—has a huge trial done by a major academic medical center. It shows incredible efficacy. They don’t talk about it. The newspapers particularly avoid mentioning it.”

Kory was referring to a double-blind, randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet in October 2021 and another study about the use of antidepressants against COVID-19 published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last November.

The first study showed that fluvoxamine, an FDA-approved drug, reduced COVID-19 mortality rates by up to 91 percent and hospitalizations by two-thirds. The second study showed similar benefits.

However, according to the latest COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “There is insufficient evidence for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel to recommend either for or against the use of fluvoxamine for the treatment of COVID-19.”

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH told The Epoch Times that studies funded by or conducted at NIH are published by scientific journals, and NIH has no control over what the journals choose to publish.

“I have to say, again, the pervasive and pernicious influence of the pharmaceutical industry is so fearsome, they literally can control the medical journals, the media outlets, as well as the health care agencies,” Kory said. “And so they’re really good at what they do. They’ve been doing this for decades. … And they’re doing it harder and more effectively than they ever had.”

“But we’re fighting back. That’s what my organization is trying to do,” Kory said.

Kory understands it’s not easy.

“Those of us who spoke out and have any scientific opinion that diverges from the official recommended one, we’re losing our jobs, we’re being attacked. Our reputations are attacked. Our credibility is attacked.

“I can’t get access to life-saving medicines for my patients because they’re not profitable medicines. They’re being discredited. … The loss of those freedoms has really affected me the most as a physician. I can’t care for my patients anymore,” Kory said.

Talking about the recent abolition of vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions by the UK and Ireland, Kory said the United States should follow in their footsteps.

“The science around these vaccines and the mandates and all these, the science is there to show they don’t work. They have failed,” Kory said. “There’s no more sense in being in a constant state of a public health emergency. That public health emergency is over. And when it ends, all of those policies have to end, and I can’t wait till that happens.”

The CDC hasn’t responded to a request from The Epoch Times for comment.

Harry Lee is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.
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