by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 23, 2022) — At 12:30 p.m. EST, Kevin Jenkins, CEO, Urban Global Health Alliance, gave a motivational speech in which he urged Americans to invoke the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil-rights crusaders for “freedom.”
He described the current situation giving rise to the protest as “the tyranny of our time.”
At 12:34, he asked those attending to turn to their neighbors and embrace them to “show the world” the spirit of love Americans can have for each other.
“We are going to take our country back from these tyrants,” Jenkins said, if Americans foster hope, love and a determination to reclaim their rights.
At 12:37, emcee JP Sears introduced pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole as a group of doctors and scientists assembled behind him. Cole then introduced Dr. Peter A. McCullough, who said “the shortcoming” in the medical community was the lack of a “full-throated endorsement… for doctors and healthcare providers…our best and compassionate care to each and every American” in response to the coronavirus.
“There was effectively a chill put on early treatment,” McCullough continued, which he said affected seniors and minorities in particular.
Of the choice to use a vaccine-only approach, McCullough said, the “gamble” he predicted came to pass. “We have three critical circles that all of you are in today…a circle of medical freedom…you have the freedom to determine what happens to your body,” McCullough said. The second circle is “social freedom,” he said, which involves, “family, employment” and “faith.” “That is inextricably linked to the circle of economic freedom,” he asserted.
“If we allow the circle of medical freedom to be touched, let alone be broken, all the circles crumble…” he said.
The ability to maintain medical freedom, McCullough said, “is in your hands.”
At 12:44 McCullough concluded by asking Americans to “join” him in defending medical freedom.
Cole again took the podium and introduced Dr. Richard Urso who said he represented “17,000 doctors,” referencing an effort spearheaded by Dr. Robert W. Malone, the “COVID Declaration,” to “resist this tyranny.”
Update, 1:08 p.m. EST: As the event unfolded, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News, “We may need to boost again.”