How Data Compelled a Columbia U Researcher to Fight Mandates: A Conversation with Dr. Spiro Pantazatos
The tide is turning.
This story is about Dr. Spiro Pantazatos, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology at Columbia University, who has been previously featured in my Honest People Series and also in a longer article I wrote for Dr. Mercola (republished by the Epoch Times). I recently had the joy of interviewing Dr. Pantazatos, and he has an important update that I want to share.
When COVID hit, Dr. Pantazatos did not see any reasons to doubt the establishment narrative. In fact, early on, he felt very scared of the pandemic and planned to stay home until there were vaccines.
When Dr. Herve Seligmann, who later co-authored a paper with Dr. Pantazatos, analyzed European data and showed that vaccination campaigns seemed to be accompanied by an increase in all-cause mortality during the following month, Dr. Pantazatos found the findings alarming and wanted to see for himself.
So he looked at the U.S. CDC data—and was able to verify the trend. In October 2021, he co-authored a paper on risks associated with COVID injections.
And then the predictable happened, and no one wanted to publish—despite his paper’s tremendous importance to the public—and the fact that Dr. Pantazatos used official CDC data and established computational methods.
Until recently, the editors flat out rejected it without even sending it out for peer review. It’s gotten a little better lately but the pushback is still strong (I wonder why). For example, when one editor showed interest, said editor was promptly replaced by another, citing very loosely interpreted “conflict of interest” (Never mind the kind of conflict of interest that drives the promotion of this medical product.)
An ode to bravery and benevolence
When I first saw an interview with Dr. Pantazatos, I thought, wow, it’s probably the interview to send to your loved ones who are still on the fence. Dr. Pantazatos’ presentation is so non-sensationalist and balanced, and he is just so well-mannered and goodhearted that is it hard to find any fault with his report on the facts!
And when I had the joy of interviewing him, my admiration grew. Dr. Pantazatos really has a gift at presenting unpleasant findings in a gracious manner, and I hope everybody on Earth watches this interview and reads both his paper and his letter to the President of Columbia University!
Dr. Pantazatos’ letter to Columbia University
Columbia University is enforcing the mandate (their requirements are listed here).
Dr. Pantazatos’ work is fully remote. None the less, he is required to comply with the mandate or else lose his job—and currently, he is in the process of submitting his exemption.
In meanwhile, he sent a letter to the President of the Columbia University to demonstrate the lack of science behind the university mandates. The letter is very in-depth and sourced through the teeth.
Additionally—as a public service—in collaboration with attorney Kevin M. Barry from Mermigis Law Group, Dr. Pantazatos created a generic version of the letter that can be used by other people. Generously, he made it publicly available. The full live version of the document can be found here.
The recommendation he mentioned during our interview is to download or make a copy of the template, use one’s own name and university-specific details, sign it, print it out, and send it via certified mail, in case of future mandate-related legal action.
On my end, I applaud Dr. Pantazatos’ courage, his grace, and his plight that can hopefully help many others. The universe is with the honest, and miracles happen when people act brave.
My prayer is for the victory of love and courage (and facts!!!) and for more scientists to follow the science as opposed mainly the ego and the wallet.
Without further ado, here is the conversation, and as usual, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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