She told the world in March 2021, as controversial gene level mRNA medical treatments were being aggressively pushed on the public, that people who received the vaccines “don’t carry the virus and don’t get sick.”
Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s statement was false. But that false narrative was used by the Biden administration as a reason to mandate vaccines for government workers, Americans serving in the military, and more.
The CDC director, who served under Biden for two years, announced her resignation on 5 May.
Critics reacting to the news noted Walensky had focused during her tenure on pushing the mRNA treatments on children, who were widely known to be among the least vulnerable to serious adverse outcomes from COVID.
Children’s Health Defense acting President Laura Bono commented:
“Dr. Walensky was no friend to public health in general, but those who suffered the most during her tenure are our nation’s children. By the time Walensky signed off on COVID-19 vaccines for infants and children, public health officials knew full well that the virus causes statistically no risk to children, that the vaccines don’t prevent infection or transmission and that the rate of vaccine-related deaths and injuries reported by adults was off the charts.
“Her embrace of draconian pandemic measures for schools and businesses were not based in science and will have lasting, incalculable consequences.”
(“CDC Director Walensky Resigns, Ending Contentious Reign Over COVID Vaccine Policies,” childrendshealthdefense.org, 5 May 2023.)
Perhaps most famously, she told MSNBC in March 2021, that based on clinical trials and real-world data gathered by the CDC, people who are vaccinated, “don’t carry the virus and don’t get sick.”
Walensky also earned controversy by advocating for political censorship initiatives during her tenure, by casting issues ranging from “racism” to “gun control” as urgent health issues. (See, for example, “GOVERNMENT: FREE SPEECH IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH,” 21 Sep 2021.)
And she controversially pushed mRNA vaccines on children, including overruling CDC advisors on the matter. (See “JAB THE YOUNG? THE BOOSTER GOOSE STEP” 15 Feb 2022 and “JAB KIDS WHO WON’T DIE OF THE VIRUS: THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE VAX BUSINESS” 9 Nov 2021.)
Walensky claimed until the end that her statements regarding mRNA vaccines stopping virus spread were somehow “accurate” at the time, though the ability of the vaccines to prevent transmission has long been conclusively proven to have never been true. (See “WALENSKY FINALLY ADMITS COVID-19 VACCINES DON’T STOP THE SPREAD, INSISTS SHE DIDN’T MISLEAD PUBLIC,” 25 Apr 2023.)
The Trends Journal pointed out Walensky’s propensity to peddle misinformation concerning COVID policies, in articles including “COVID FRAUDSTER” (18 May 2021) and “MORE ‘CATCH COVID’ LIES” (1 Jun 2021).
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