Readers may know Collins from his role promoting theistic evolution and/or some ethical issues around accusations of the use of premature babies as guinea pigs.
Dr. Francis Collins, a top U.S. health official, was caught off-guard when he was asked for the first time about a report issued by members of Congress that revealed new information, including the email Collins sent urging a “takedown” of the Great Barrington Declaration, according to an email obtained by The Epoch Times.
Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) until Dec. 19, 2021, called for a “quick and devastating published takedown” of the declaration, which called for a more balanced approach to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, in an email in October 2020.
The email, sent just days after the document was authored by three epidemiologists, was made public by a congressional panel near the end of 2021.
In an appearance on Fox News just hours after the panel’s report was released, Collins was confronted about the email for the first time.Zachary Stieber, “EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Collins Caught Off-Guard by First Questions on ‘Takedown’ Email” at Epoch Times (March 20, 2022)
If Collins was confronted about that e-mail for the first time — after a year and a half — most U.S. media have way too cozy a relationship with science bureaucrats. He and other top ‘crats not only promoted harsh lockdown measures that have probably done much more harm than good, given that the people affected were not at much risk anyway, but appear to have sought to insulate themselves by directing attacks on critics.
All we can say is, keep those hardline questions coming. We can supply Canadians, if needed: