Who is Dr Robert Malone? YouTube, Twitter cancels scientist who equated vax mandate to Nazism
YouTube and Twitter have removed videos of conservative commentator Joe Rogan's interview with vaccine scientist Dr Robert Malone, over his controversial comments on Nazi Germany. The leading virologist, who is credited for helping in the invention of mRNA vaccines, reportedly claimed that the US has now become like Nazi Germany where the society is "hypnotized" to believe in vaccines. He made the problematic remarks while appearing on notorious anti-vaxxer Joe Rogan's podcast 'The Joe Rogan Experience'.
Episode 1757 of the YouTube show features a three-hour-long conversation with the Covid expert, who holds an MD from Northwestern University. However, he had been criticized in the past as well for allegedly spreading misinformation around the safety and efficacy of Covid vaccine. Due to his conflicting stance on vaccine mandate, Twitter also suspended Dr Malone's account where he had over 500,000 followers.
What is Dr Robert Malone say?
On Joe Rogan's podcast episode that aired on New Year's Eve 2021, Dr Malone alleged that the American society is reeling under a "mass formation psychosis". He continued, "It was from, basically, European intellectual inquiry into what the heck happened in Germany in the 20s and 30s. Very intelligent, highly educated population, and they went barking mad."
The 61-year-old scientist further added, "And how did that happen? The answer is mass formation psychosis. When you have a society that has become decoupled from each other, and has free floating anxiety, in a sense that things don't make sense. We can't understand it. And then their attention gets focused by a leader or series of events on one small point, just like hypnosis. They literally become hypnotized and can be led anywhere."
Rogan also addressed Dr Malone's ban from Twitter as he said, "They removed you for not going along with whatever the tech narrative is because tech clearly has a censorship agenda when it comes to Covid in terms of treatment, in terms of whether or not you are promoting what they would call 'vaccine hesitancy' - they can ban you for that."
Malone showed agreement with Rogan's opinion as he remarked, "If it's not okay for me to be a part of the conversation even though I'm pointing out scientific facts that may be inconvenient, then who is?"
The top researcher also added, "'Whether or not I'm factually correct or not - and I freely admit no one's perfect. I'm not perfect. It's one of my core points is people should think for themselves. And I try really hard to give people the information and help them to think, not to tell them what to think. No one can debate the dispute that I played a major role in the creation of this tech." He also accused top vaccine manufacturers like Moderna and Pfizer of having "financial conflicts of interest".
Dr. Robert Malone is best known for his laudable research in the field of mRNA technology that played a prime role in creating the Covid-19 vaccine. He also specialized in areas like pharmaceuticals and drug repurposing research. In 1989, he had authored a groundbreaking paper that explained how RNA could be delivered to cells via lipids or fatty acids. The following year, he demonstrated a new kind of vaccine by injecting DNA and RNA into the muscle cells of mice.
Despite his direct association with vaccine invention, Dr. Malone considers the government-imposed vaccine mandate as "explicitly illegal" as it does not align with the major scientific principles.