‘Allow People to Exercise Their Natural Immunity’: Former HHS Adviser

Several prominent doctors joined around 30,000 demonstrators in the “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington on Sunday. Among them was former federal government adviser Dr. Paul Alexander, who declared that COVID-19 mandates and rules have failed to prevent transmission of the virus.

“Society has been so terrorized for two years,” Alexander told The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders,” adding, “we found the science shows us lockdowns, school closures, mask mandates, they all failed, those policies have failed.”

“And it’s time now to end this pandemic emergency,” he said. “The time has come now for us to move forward.”

In some highly vaccinated places such as Israel, which also has a vaccine passport system in place for restaurants and similar businesses, COVID-19 cases numbers have soared. On Jan. 22, Israel set its all-time record for cases despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

In New York City and Los Angeles, which similarly employ vaccine passport systems, COVID-19 cases driven by the relatively mild Omicron variant spiked to all-time highs, according to government data.

Alexander, who was an adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services under the Trump administration, noted: “If the vaccine does not prevent transmission, and if we are seeing… the vaccinated person is harboring infection, becoming grossly infected, and even transmitting to the vaccinated” then “why would we have a mandate?”

“It’s only functioning to tear the society apart, we should allow people to exercise their natural immunity, because natural immunity is far superior,” he continued.

According to some estimates, between up to 35,000 people attended the march and protest in Washington. Many demanded an end to compulsory vaccination policies, including rules handed down by various federal agencies tying workers’ vaccination status to their employment.

Several other doctors who attended the rally also spoke with “American Thought Leaders.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, “the ability to know what is the truth and what isn’t the truth” has been subverted by American institutions and legacy media outlets, said Dr. Paul Marik, who had served as chair of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

“Most people who read the newspaper or listen to the TV are absolutely clueless and believe what they’re being told,” the doctor told “American Thought Leaders” on Sunday. “The lies are so convincing, that they are convinced by these lies” that have been disseminated by the federal government and various state agencies on COVID-19, Marik added.

“They are filling Americans with misinformation and mistruth … to control Americans,” Marik said.

Another, Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist, told “American Thought Leaders” that he lost his job “because of the mandate.”

“I’m still a doctor, I should still practice and I will always land on my feet, but not true for a lot of other people who were actually destroyed” by COVID-19 vaccine mandates, he said. “[The mandates have] been extremely destructive. It obviously has not stopped his viral spread … . It’s a horrendous public health and medical policy.”

From The Epoch Times