Kirsch, who got his start as an entrepreneur and inventor in Silicon Valley, left his successful career to be a philanthropist and a COVID-19 vaccine researcher. He is the founder of the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund, an organization that identifies and funds research for early COVID-19 treatments that do not require vaccinations.
During his appearance on the "Health Ranger Report," Kirsch said that he, his wife and their children are all fully vaccinated.
But his preconceived notions about the vaccine started to waver after hearing from friends and acquaintances that the COVID-19 vaccines were causing disabilities and deaths. "I started looking into it because I knew my friends weren't lying to me," he said.
"What the data showed was consistent with what my friends experienced. These vaccines are the most dangerous vaccines of all time. Thousands of times more deadly than, say, even the deadliest vaccine, which is the smallpox vaccine."
He continued: "And so, when I found that out, I tried to get people's attention, and nobody would listen. They all thought that I wasn't interpreting the data correctly," he said. "But there was no doubt in my mind that what the data was telling me was unambiguous." (Related: 8-year-old girl suffers stroke and brain hemorrhage less than a day after getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.)
One of Kirsch's sources for his research is an unvaccinated friend who has connections to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The source told Kirsch that multiple people who work for the CDC informed him back in January that he should not get vaccinated.
According to Kirsch's research, the COVID-19 vaccines have killed at least 150,000 Americans. This number is just a low estimate.
Kirsch pointed out that a lot of the data for COVID-19 vaccine deaths comes from the federal government's Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database, and that the number of vaccine deaths may be drastically underreported.
He recounted the story of his friend in California, who works as a neurologist and needs to file over 2,000 VAERS reports that involve COVID-19 deaths. She has only filed two. According to Kirsch's estimates, the real number of Americans who have died due to the COVID-19 vaccine could be as high as 300,000.
Adams supported Kirsch's estimates by pointing out that there is a significant backlog of cases that VAERS has yet to recognize involving COVID-19 vaccine injuries and deaths.
The efforts of researchers like Adams and Kirsch to tally the number of vaccine deaths are also being actively blocked by hospital administrators and executives, who are ordering their staff to not to report adverse reactions or deaths due to the COVID-19 vaccines.
"There is a backlog of data entry at the HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] level of entering the various reports into the VAERS system," said Adams. "And the backlog is estimated to be many months, it's hard to know exactly. But given those multiple delays and backlogs, just reasonably, your current numbers could be double or triple right now, we just don't know for sure."
Kirsch agreed but said he is sticking with his number of 150,000 deaths. He and his team have found multiple different ways to calculate the number of deaths caused by the vaccine and concluded that the lowest number was 150,000.
Kirsch also talked about how his research regarding the lack of effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is being "expunged" from the internet. He noted that a nearly four-hour-long podcast he was on with several other vaccine researchers, including the inventor of the mRNA vaccine Dr. Robert Malone, was censored by YouTube before it could reach one million views.
"You and I both grew up in a world where normally science welcomed dissenting views or competing theories," said Adams. "And that was how we sorted out truth from fiction. But now, one side of this debate is completely silenced."
"In the past, it's always been that people could express their views and express views that maybe disagreed with other scientists, and the scientists would respect that, and they'd have a discussion or they would publish articles and register their dissent," said Kirsch. "Well, here, you can't do that anymore. You're not allowed to publish articles … and people who dissent, they're silenced, they're put on a list, they're taken off of Twitter."
"What's happening is that people who are telling the truth – and it's backed by science – are being deplatformed," Kirsch continued. "And I've never seen anything like this before, where the truth-tellers are being deplatformed. They're being censored. And nobody wants to debate the truth-tellers."
Watch the full Dec. 3 episode of the "Health Ranger Report" with Mike Adams, featuring Steve Kirsch, here:
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