In stating his qualifications, Dr. Malone explained why he is in a unique position to provide an opinion regarding federal pandemic responses, “I have been deeply involved in multiple prior outbreak responses including AIDS, the Post Anthrax/Smallpox scare, Pandemic Influenza, Ebola, Zika, and now SARS-CoV-2.”
He explained how in all prior pandemic responses, the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was to provide impartial and accurate data to advise state public health authorities who, according to the U.S. Constitution, have the right and duty to manage their own public health policy as well as the practice of medicine.
In the United States, each state has its own public health department and licensing board for medical doctors. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) took a lead role over the CDC. This had never happened before.
Malone also related how, “In my professional experience, during all prior outbreaks and vaccine development programs, risks and benefits have always been evaluated and stratified by risk group, and public health recommendations have been tailored to account for differences in risk/benefit ratios.”
Rather than following tried and true methods, new protocols were developed by Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx in a non-transparent way without public hearings, comment, or input from treating physicians.
These new protocols involved the rapid development of vaccines with inadequate safety trials and the aggressive blocking and suppression of the use of effective repurposed drugs and treatment regimes. None of the vaccines could have received Emergency Use Authorization if there existed an alternative efficacious treatment.
Since the COVID-19 vaccine role outs began, the CDC has purposefully withheld data that it thought would contribute to vaccine hesitancy and admitted that it did not monitor or analyze vaccine safety data, included cases reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Malone said, “This has compromised the informed consent process. Instead, the “CDC has actively promoted and marketed vaccination with unlicensed (emergency use authorized) products, with over $1 Billion USD in federal funding expended to both market the products and to censor those who have raised concerns regarding vaccine safety and effectiveness.”
He continued, [the] “FDA, NIH, and CDC (together with WHO) have cooperated to actively restrict, demean, and deprecate use of multiple currently available licensed drugs for treatment of COVID-19 by licensed practicing physicians, and have facilitated retaliation against physicians who do not follow the treatment guidelines established and promoted by the NIH – which has neither mandate nor significant prior experience in developing and implementing universal treatment guidance and protocols, and which has done so in a unilateral manner without seeking meaningful input from practicing physicians.” He provided the example of the retaliation experienced by the highly qualified physician and scientist authors of the Great Barrington Declaration.
Both the NIH and CCD have promoted federal policies across the entire United States with no respect for state autonomy and evidence suggests they have gone so far as to withhold monoclonal antibody treatment from the state of Florida because Governor Desantis’ COVID management policies did not align with federal ones.
He stated, “It is my professional opinion that in the case of the COVID crisis, we have seen an unprecedented weaponization of public health policies to advance political and economic agendas, which are not directly related to public health.”
“It is also my opinion that the federal government has incrementally usurped the constitutional rights of states to regulate health care and the practice of medicine, and that this has been accomplished using a variety of coercive tactics.”
He urged Texas senators to develop their own state drug manufacturing not only for business and economic development but to also protect the health and safety of the citizens of Texas as, in his opinion, outsourcing drug development and manufacturing to places like China and India represents a threat to national security and public health.
Dr. Malone concluded, “In sum, during the COVID crisis, I believe that we have seen an unprecedented encroachment of the U.S. Federal Government into the practice of medicine, the circumventing of both bioethical and regulatory norms that have been developed over decades, and heavy handed and politicized federal implementation of a wide range of interventions in our communities, businesses, churches, government, monetary policy and general commerce.”