Epidemiologist Slams Top Health Officials: Big Pharma’s ‘PR Department’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. The committee will hear testimony from members of the Trump administration's Coronavirus Task Force. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Dr. Harvey A. Risch, one of the nation’s top epidemiologists, blasted top federal health officials for acting like the “PR department” for drug and vaccine makers.
  • Risch, professor emeritus at the Yale School of Public Health, told the “Just the News, No Noise” television show on Friday that federal agencies such as the CDC and NIH manipulated statistics to support their faulty arguments during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • “When you play fast and loose with statistics trying to be plausible, that’s not science,” he said.

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