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(LifeSiteNews) — Dallas-based internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, who has authored 54 peer-reviewed publications on COVID-19 and testified before the U.S. Senate on the pandemic response, told LifeSiteNews during a Tuesday interview that he has received notice of potential disciplinary action from the American Board of Internal Medicine because of his stance on the COVID-19 response.
According to McCullough, the letter from the Board “cited public statements” the cardiologist has made concerning COVID-19 with which the board disagreed.
McCullough has publicly and repeatedly denounced the draconian COVID-19 restrictions, lockdowns, and mandates imposed over the past two years, advocating instead for the cultivation of natural immunity and early treatment through effective therapeutics.
According to McCullough, the Board said his previous comments “could lead somebody to think the vaccines weren’t effective or that they would not take a vaccine.”
The prominent doctor said the letter makes it obvious that the American Board of Internal Medicine has made “the presumption that the vaccines are safe and effective.”
However, he argued that since the jabs have only been rolled out under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and lack long-term studies, “no board, no doctor can ever encourage or discourage people to take them because they’re experimental.”
The internist and cardiologist further asserted that if the Board believes people should be pressured into taking the experimental drugs, they are “implicitly violating the Nuremberg Code,” the post-World War II ethics code that prohibits forcing people to take part in medical experiments.
McCullough said that the Board’s letter included quoted comments he made under oath during his testimonies before the U.S. Senate and the Texas State Senate.
Emphasizing that he stands by his previous remarks, McCullough also pointed out that one such statement was in reference to “a calculation of herd immunity in Texas,” which he made using the CDC’s own equation.
“I’ve asked the board to dismiss the allegations,” he said, however to date, “they have not.”
McCullough said the Board will hold a “a closed meeting in 45 days from the time of issuance of the letter.” He said he doesn’t know who will attend or “what the rules are to adjudicate potential disciplinary action.”
“It is basically a kangaroo court,” he said.
McCullough told LifeSite that the board is essentially attacking doctors who disagree with the prevailing narrative on the COVID-19 pandemic response, including himself and Dr. Pierre Kory, among others.
“They are attacking the doctors who are the leaders in helping American people,” he said.
During the interview, McCullough also pointed out that “the majority of the population” wants to move on from the fear-mongering over the coronavirus and the endless vaccination push.
“There is a group of people out there that think that COVID is not over or don’t want COVID to be over. And they really, really want to believe vaccines work and they really, really want everyone to get vaccinated. Now, for the majority of the population, people are over with this. They want to get done with COVID, put it in the rearview mirror,” he said.
McCullough’s observation aligns with recent polling data which highlights the fact that Americans are far more concerned about inflation and rising costs, largely caused by lockdowns and related supply chain disruptions, than the coronavirus itself.
A New York Times/Sienna College Research Institute poll conducted last month found that 0% of respondents would rank COVID-19 as the “most important problem” facing the U.S., while 20% named the economy and 15% cited inflation and the cost of living.