by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 19, 2022) – As announced on his website January 17, on January 24, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) will be holding a three-hour roundtable discussion titled, “COVID-19: A Second Opinion.”
The session will take place at the Russell Senate Office Building in Kennedy Caucus Room 325 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST, with media asked to register by 10:00 a.m. on Friday.
Johnson termed the session as one in which “a group of world renowned doctors and medical experts will provide a different perspective on the global pandemic response, the current state of knowledge of early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.”
On Wednesday one of the guests, Dr. Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, tweeted a color version of the announcement with the commentary, “Two years of agency pandemic response has failed with record case counts and no end in site. America deserves a second opinion from top doctors handling acute cases and managing a tidal wave of Spike protein injury syndromes. Public health leaders invited to attend and learn.”
McCullough will be speaking about the “Four Pillars of Pandemic Response.”
Other guests include Dr. Pierre Kory and Dr. Paul Marik, co-founders of the Front Line Covie-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC); Dr. Robert Malone, innovator of mRNA vaccine technology; Dr. Ryan Cole, one of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) advocating for early at-home treatment; and Dr. Bret Weinstein, a scientist whose video on possible dangers from COVID-19 vaccines’ “spike protein” was censored last year by YouTube.
Numerous other physicians who have advocated for alternative approaches to the government’s COVID-19 pandemic response are included in the press release.
The announcement concludes with:
In addition to doctors and academicians, the Senator has also extended an invitation to the following federal health agency heads, the CEO’s of Pfizer and Moderna, and other individuals who have developed, promoted, and led the response to the pandemic over the last two years:
- Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. Janet Woodcock, MD, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President
- Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health
- Jeffrey D. Zients, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
- Dr. Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer
- Dr. Ugur Sahin, MD, Chief Executive Officer of BioNTech
- Stéphane Bancel, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna Therapeutics
- Dr. Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Dean of Brown University School of Public Health
- Dr. John R. Raymond Sr., MD, President and CEO of Medical College of Wisconsin
- Dr. Jonathan Reiner, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Labs
- Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, Ph.D.,Former Director of the National Institutes of Health
- Dr. Rick Bright, Ph.D., Former Director of Biomedical Advancement Research and Development Authority