Retired surgeon Dr. Hooman Noorchashm warned "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Monday that while the coronavirus vaccine should be viewed as a medical miracle, applying a "one-size-fits-all" approach, as many experts are, could cause more harm to some patients.
Noorchashm, a former professor of surgery at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, insisted that he is not stoking "vaccine hesitancy" but instead calling for both the government and citizens to use critical thinking.
"I can tell you on social media platforms I have been on, Tucker, the signal is almost deafening. The people who are having complications and adverse events are people who have been recently or currently or previously infected. I don’t think we can ignore this," he said.
"There are some very, very strong anecdotal cases coming and I’m happy to talk to you about these, but I believe that, you know, we can’t trade safety for efficacy. So, in other words, yeah, this vaccine is going to be one of the most effective vaccines we have ever made. If you take that efficacy and say 'You know what? We will sacrifice the lives of X numbers of Americans who are unsuspecting and trusting,' I think you are doing a real disservice."
He noted that the coronavirus has a survival rate of greater than 99%, and medical experts touting the proverbial binary choice are "causing totally avoidable harm". MORE