Wisconsin. Senator Ron Johnson (R) and Dr. Robert Malone wrote in an op-ed at The Federalist Thursday the “COVID cartel” – federal health agencies, Big Pharma, establishment media, and Big Tech – lied in order to scapegoat unvaccinated Americans in a campaign to divide the nation.

Johnson, who has spearheaded efforts to break the silencing of physicians and scientists on the issue of early treatment for COVID-19, and Malone, a pioneer in the development of mRNA technology, wrote Americans have been deceived for the sake of covering up government fraud and incompetence, while likely thousands have died unnecessary deaths.

Johnson and Malone accused federal health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical and technology industries, and media who chose not to report on the successes of treating COVID-19 with longstanding early treatment drugs, of joining forces to scapegoat Americans who opted not to be vaccinated.

The senator and physician condemned what they referred to as the actions of the “COVID cartel”:

The timing of scapegoating the unvaccinated for the ongoing pandemic was no coincidence. For anyone paying attention and not blinded by the siren song of Fauci, it was becoming apparent that the vaccines were not as safe or effective as we all hoped and prayed they would be. Because the Covid cartel was so vested in vaccines as the only solution to the coronavirus, evidence that their strategy was failing required a response.

The op-ed’s authors noted that, with all of its “eggs in the vaccine basket,” the “COVID cartel” “sabotaged early treatment,” slandering any health professional, scientist, politician, or journalist who spoke up about the successes of treating the virus with drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.

They explained the situation that existed in the country last year, when the pandemic should have been winding down:

The fall 2020 surge had peaked in January 2021, with the number of cases and deaths falling rapidly over the next 5 months. By June 2021, there had been approximately 120 million Covid infections in America, and strong evidence of the durability of natural immunity following Covid infection was growing. The percentage of fully vaccinated Americans was steadily increasing, and the logical expectation was that herd immunity was being achieved and the end of the pandemic should mercifully be in sight.

The “COVID cartel,” however, was not done with Americans, Johnson and Malone continued:

But it wasn’t, and the Covid cartel needed someone to blame: the unvaccinated. Because they had done everything they could to block early treatment, they had no therapeutics to offer the newly infected. Unlike Mexico, India’s Uttar Pradesh, and many other “less developed” nations, they couldn’t suddenly embrace the widely available, safe generic drugs they had spent the last year trashing and suppressing. The body count was simply too high for them to admit they were wrong about the life-saving potential of these drugs. So instead of fessing up to their tragic mismanagement, they allowed more people to needlessly die.

Johnson and Malone asserted many Americans needlessly died as a result of the suppression of early treatment options. With any other medical illness, doctors would have instinctively used early treatment protocols, but, with the “cartel” directing America’s COVID response, people who tested positive were told to simply stay at home and wait until they developed breathing problems and had to be admitted to a hospital.

The authors, however, warned the “COVID cartel” that “a time of reflection and reckoning is coming, as the Canadian trucker strike proves.”

“The Biden administration and the rest of the Covid cartel must stop dividing America and abusing its awesome powers,” they wrote. “The path forward should be obvious. Respect the public by being honest and transparent with it. And stop infringing our God-given freedom and personal health autonomy.”

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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Ron Johnson” by United States Senate Photographic Studio. Photo “Dr. Robert Malone” by Dr. Robert Malone. Background Photo “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” by Raed Mansour. CC BY 2.0.