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Three cheers for Dr Sam – and a judge who backs free speech


A GP who resigned because of his doubts about Covid-19 vaccines has won his High Court battle for freedom of speech after he was ordered not to make comments about anything to do with Covid or the government’s response to it.

Dr Sam White is delighted, not just for himself but for the hundreds and thousands of medical health practitioners in the UK who have been scared to voice their concerns and want open debate.

He said: ‘It was really important to do this for other doctors and nurses who want to speak out and don’t feel able, as well as for me. I know there are many out there who want open debate. Censorship on all platforms has made that difficult anyway but my example – first being suspended as an NHS doctor, and then being told to stay off social media – scared many.

‘I was overjoyed at the High Court ruling but at the same time felt like the work really needed to start and I had an unbearable burden of guilt. Not being able to talk and warn people for the last four months about what’s been going on has been really difficult.

‘The original video I put out on social media last June which explained why I resigned as a partner from my GPs’ practice, and caused me to be suspended from the NHS, was the culmination of no one in the NHS listening to any balanced debate on the Covid response.

‘From mask wearing, which can be dangerous for people who have to wear them for eight hours-plus in a non-clinical setting, to vaccinating children, I really felt the need to be able to talk about these things openly and to warn of the harms.’

You can read the background to Dr White’s story here. He won his case against his governing body the General Medical Council (GMC) although it was the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), a supposedly independent body advising the GMC on complaints about doctors, which imposed the gagging order.

Dr White and his legal team of QC Francis Hoar and solicitor Philip Hyland of PJH Law were pleased that the judge, Mr Justice Dove, said the tribunal had made an ‘error of law’ banning Dr White from social media in breach of his human rights. Justice Dove also said that the MPTS had not considered its likelihood of success if the case had gone to court.

In a letter to Charlie Massey, chief executive of the GMC, sent on Tuesday December 7, Dr White’s legal team said Mr Justice Dove had made it clear that before any restrictions of free speech had been imposed, the MPTS should have considered whether or not a fitness to practise hearing would have ruled Dr White’s comments would have been likely to risk patient safety. It was Mr Justice Dove’s opinion that Dr White ‘would more likely than not succeed at the trial’. Basically, he said the GMC and NHS should listen to what he had to say.

Ignoring evidence has been a pattern in all Covid legal challenges such as when families attempted to have Covid vaccination for under-18s suspended, and when they tried to stop mandatory vaccination for care workers. This, according to lawyer Stephen Jackson, who brought both those High Court cases, is because government advisers ‘trump’ any other advisers, however well qualified. It doesn’t matter whether they are right or wrong, as I explain here. The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Sage, has been consistently wrong.

Desperate to get some of this information out into the public domain, last Friday, Dr White sent a letter to NHS CEO Amanda Pritchard explaining how many of his June predictions had now been proved right.

Perhaps one of the most serious accusations levelled at the NHS is that they ignored all available Covid treatments, preferring to wait for the experimental vaccines to be launched. Many lives could have been saved had doctors been allowed to use safe and proven treatments such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, vitamin D and vitamin C. According to German researchers, vitamin D deficiency may account for nine out of ten Covid deaths. Supplementation could have saved millions of lives but Big Pharma would have missed out on their billion-dollar vaccine pay day.

The letter says that ‘the public have had their health, wellbeing and lives put at risk because the NHS adhered to government diktat by cutting the role of primary care and keeping GPs out of the loop with Covid cases throughout 2020. As a consequence of that decision, early diagnosis and treatment was denied to many patients and prophylactic therapeutic treatments, used elsewhere to great effect, were being denied to NHS patients.’

The 12-page letter goes on to say how the introduction of the vaccine passport will compromise informed consent and could prevent patients exercising free will in consenting to vaccination.

It also criticises masks and says: ‘Wearing face coverings in health care settings had not been properly risk-assessed. There is evidence that masks do harm, particularly children.’

Dr White, who knows his views are seen as controversial by some, but that many welcome them as common sense, said: ‘I’ve wanted to speak out about all of these topics, and it’s been very difficult staying quiet.’

Now, thanks to Mr Justice Dove and the Human Rights Act 1998, Dr White can post information on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, if he can get past their notoriously biased censors and fact checkers.

Mr Justice Dove wants this to happen and said it was ‘clear’ that the tribunal had not shown that the restrictions sought by the GMC were legal and that there had been an ‘error of law and a clear misdirection’, meaning the decision was ‘clearly wrong and cannot stand’.

Dr White is finally free to share the peer reviewed literature he has been saving since his social media ban and his focus will be on protecting children from the experimental mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, as they can cause myocarditis.

He said: ‘The outcomes for myocarditis are not “mild”, as the government like to tell us. It’s a condition that has a 50 per cent mortality rate after five years and 20 per cent after one year. It is extremely serious. It can kill and is a problem for healthy young men who get the vaccine who are at virtually no risk from Covid.

‘But the guilt has now lifted. I can tell people what’s going on and share the peer review evidence I have. One of the most important bits of information is if you’ve had Covid, your immunity is long lasting and robust, whereas Pfizer vaccine immunity for example, begins to wane after six months. People should be told this before they are vaccinated as part of informed consent, but it is generally ignored.

‘People want to label me as an antivaxxer, but I am just trying to have an honest debate.’ 

Footnote: Dr White would like to thank all TCW readers who contributed to his fighting fund.
He said: ‘I could not have fought and won these important cases without these invaluable donations. Thank you so much.’

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Sally Beck
Sally Beck
Sally Beck is a freelance journalist with 30 years of experience in writing for national newspapers and magazines. She has reported on vaccines since the controversy began with the MMR in 1998.

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