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How an experienced medical professional deals with evidence that goes against his belief system
Here's an email I just received from Harvey Cohen, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. It shows you how professionals handle cognitive dissonance.
Today, December 25, I sent my friend Dr. Cohen a message with a link to an article “More VC Nurses Blow Whistle on ‘Overwhelming’ Numbers of Heart Attacks, Clotting, Strokes” which describes what is really going on in hospitals. Here’s an excerpt:
“It has never been this busy, and none of it is Covid-19,” Dana says. “We don’t normally see this amount of strokes, aneurysms and heart attacks all happening at once. … Normally we’ll see six to ten aortic dissections a year. We’ve seen six in the last month. It’s crazy. Those have very high rates of mortality.”
The article is one of the few to appear in the press about what is really going on in hospitals. The reason for this is that doctors and nurses are both licensed professions and there are far too many cases of these professionals having their licenses revoked if they say anything that contradicts the CDC narrative of “safe and effective.” Even a single tweet can cause your license to be revoked.
I asked him a very simple question: “Are you going to speak out or remain silent?”
His response was to completely discredit those healthcare professionals who risked their career to speak out:
This is why you can’t believe individual reports. There is no conspiracy to suppress side effects of vaccines. The hospitals are filling with non-vaccinated COVID patients. Why don’t you speak out in favor of getting people vaccinated so we will have fewer hospital admissions and fewer deaths?
To which I replied:
Because the vaccines are dangerous.
Do you support revoking the medical licenses of anyone who reports what they’ve observed? This is what is happening now for the few who dare to speak out.
Have you read this:
Do you think they are faking it???
I’ve talked to other pathologists and state medical examiners who say the same thing.
So all of them are lying, right? Why? What do they have to gain other that losing their job?
Why would the nurses lie?
His answer was stunning, but not surprising. He is fundamentally is incapable of dealing with evidence that contradicts his belief system.
explaining why those health care professionals were lying to the press
displaying the intellectual curiosity to learn more
explaining to me how Sucharit Bhakdi, MD and Arne Burkhardt, MD were mistaken (which would be hard since their work is consistent with the findings of Dr. Ryan Cole and Dr. Peter Schirmacher)
Or expressing concern after reading this vaccine injury paper which clearly shows causality
he basically shutdown, labeled it as misinformation, and refused to hear any more evidence that would conflict with what he believes.
We are in alternative worlds. There is no conspiracy about vaccines, only attempts to control the severity of the pandemic. Sorry, I cannot deal with your misinformation. Please don’t write me anymore about it. I rely on the CDC and FDA to give me the information I need to take care of patients.
There you have it: the rules for dealing with conflict in Dr. Cohen’s world: if someone says anything that challenges your belief system (which is set by the FDA and CDC who can do no wrong and must not be questioned), you simply politely tell them that they are wrong and to never talk to you again.
Dr. Cohen’s behavior is exemplary. He did exactly as he was told. I believe his critical thinking skills have been decimated. He doesn’t question the narrative or the authorities.
Or perhaps Dr. Cohen has viewed the JP Sears video “Why Critical Thinking is Dangerous” and actually took it seriously? I just don’t know. All the rest of us took it as a joke.
Either way, I sure am glad I never went to medical school.
A note about Dr. Cohen
Dr. Cohen is an example of the best of medical society (of the ones who support vaccination). He’s not a bad guy. I learned a lot from the interaction.
Most of his peers wouldn’t engage in any discussion at all. For example, Professor David Relman is the typical mainstream professor. He totally ignores all emails to him. He won’t give me the time of day. He was forced into taking a video call with me and basically said he couldn’t argue with anything we said, but that further discussion would be a waste of time.
Dr. Grace Lee is even worse. She’s ignored everything. No intellectual curiosity at all. They only look at the evidence they are spoon-fed by the CDC. They will never question the drug companies with questions like “so exactly how could you rule out the vaccine in the cause of death of the 21 people who died in the vaccine group? Did you do an autopsy? Why not?”
This is why the conversation with Dr. Cohen is important so you can get insight into the thought process of why evidence gets ignored by the scientific community: it gets ignored and not even considered because it must be wrong since it goes against what the FDA and CDC are saying.
Background of two of the scientists behind the autopsy study
Dr. Bhakdi has spent his life practicing, teaching and researching medical microbiology and infectious diseases. He chaired the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, from 1990 until his retirement in 2012. He has published over 300 research articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology and parasitology, and served from 1990 to 2012 as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, one of the first scientific journals of this field that was founded by Robert Koch in 1887.
Dr. Arne Burkhardt is a pathologist who has taught at the Universities of Hamburg, Berne and Tübingen. He was invited for visiting professorships/study visits in Japan (Nihon University), the United States (Brookhaven National Institute), Korea, Sweden, Malaysia and Turkey. He headed the Institute of Pathology in Reutlingen for 18 years. Subsequently, he worked as an independent practicing pathologist with consulting contracts with laboratories in the US. Burkhardt has published more than 150 scientific articles in German and international scientific journals as well as contributions to handbooks in German, English and Japanese. Over many years he has audited and certified institutes of pathology in Germany.
More on their fascinating study in my next article. It showed 92% of the patients they autopsied who died after taking the vaccine were killed by the vaccine.