All posts by Jonathan Howard

Dr. Jonathan Howard is a neurologist and psychiatrist who has been interested in vaccines since long before COVID-19. He is the author of "We Want Them Infected: How the failed quest for herd immunity led doctors to embrace the anti-vaccine movement and blinded Americans to the threat of COVID."

When Doctors Have Different Standards of Evidence for the Virus and the Vaccine

817,000 Americans had already died of COVID by December 23, 2021, and 244,000 more would die the next year. Millions more survived, but were injured. These numbers could have been lower if doctors had not become defense attorneys for SARS‑CoV‑2 and prosecutors against the vaccine, and instead applied similar standards of evidence to both.

/ July 4, 2023

Anti-Vaccine Doctors: “Kids Don’t Need the Vaccine Because They Are Less Likely to Acquire SARS-CoV-2 and Because Most Already Had COVID-19”

Those of us who thought about vaccines before the pandemic know perfectly well that anti-vaxxers start with their conclusions and work backwards to retrofit the "evidence." Doctors who do the same shouldn't be regarded any differently.

/ June 30, 2023

Steve Kirsch and Brandolini’s law

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it.

/ June 24, 2023

The Pandemic As Spectacle

Though calls for "debates" are made by unserious people, unserious people can do serious damage when they are willing to spread disinformation about vaccines, all because a doctor with principles isn't willing to play his part in their absurd theater.

/ June 18, 2023

A Letter to My Critics: To Refute Me, Stand Up For Your Own Words

Calling me a "lockerdowner" generates likes and retweets from "free-thinkers", but it doesn't refute anything I wrote. Since you obviously need help, I'd like to give you a clear roadmap to refute my ideas. All you have to do is stand up for your own words and make the affirmative case that the purposeful infection of unvaccinated children and young adults was...

/ June 16, 2023

Three New Studies Show the COVID Vaccines Are Very Safe for Children

Three new studies tell us what we already knew- vaccine isn't perfect, but it's far safer than the virus for children. 

/ June 11, 2023

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya Responds to Words I Never Said

My critics lack the courage to accurately quote me. That tells you everything about them and nothing about me.

/ June 4, 2023

“Their Plan is Incongruent With My Existence”

The authors of the Great Barrington Declaration never asked "vulnerable" people if they were on board with their plan to lock them down for month on end, with no backup plan if herd immunity never arrived. They just wanted to impose their will on tens of millions of vulnerable Americans whether they wanted it or not.

/ June 2, 2023

Open Letter to a Medical Student Part 2: “It Was Criminal in My Mind”

Some of your fans want public health officials to suffer. Should you care?

/ May 29, 2023

Open Letter to a Dean: You’re Allowed to Speak

You can publicly disagree with a medical student who carries the imprimatur of your university and who has gained attention in the national media by spreading misinformation.

/ May 23, 2023