From President Joe Biden to the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to your local physician, those in authority repeated the mantra that COVID-19 vaccines were “safe and effective.”

However, Dr. Pierre Kory, a pulmonary critical care physician and the head of a team of medical professionals who develop prevention and treatment protocols for COVID-19, begged to differ. Appearing on “The Tucker Carlson Encounter” on X, Kory said the data didn’t support such a statement but actually supports the opposite conclusion.

Kory is president of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, an organization started by five intensive care unit doctors who were on the front lines of patient treatment when the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. He gained national attention for advocating widespread off-label use of certain drugs such as ivermectin as treatments for COVID-19.

Kory told Carlson that excess fatalities and disability claims started to skyrocket when people started taking the COVID-19 vaccines. He said data showing a dramatic increase in deaths among young people and white-collar workers drew him to ask these questions: “Why was there an explosion in dying in the youngest and healthiest sectors of society, and why did the employed fare far worse than those that weren’t?”

Americans’ life expectancy dropped by three years during the three years of the pandemic, he said, and in those same three years, 4 million Americans joined the disability rolls.

Since the pandemic, Kory said he has seen more people coming into his clinic complaining about a whole series of problems they developed after taking the vaccines.

He said that what we call “long COVID” doesn’t seem to be a result of COVID-19 at all because his patients’ long COVID symptoms began after they got their vaccinations, not after they contracted the disease.

The media, government officials, and medical societies have worked to suppress information that was counter to the message that vaccines were safe and effective, Kory said.

Kory told Carlson that the pharmaceutical industry influences the major medical journals to print pieces that are favorable to pharmaceuticals. When doctors read the articles in those journals, he said, they often treat them as gospel truth.

He personally saw that studies that went against the “vaccine agenda” didn’t get published in major journals, Kory said, while studies that favored the vaccines and tried to debunk alternatives were the ones that got published. According to Kory, those studies favorable to vaccines were heavily manipulated and not based in science.

The critical care physician told Carlson that the media and medical professionals attacked him for promoting ivermectin as a successful treatment for COVID-19 patients in his own practice. The drug had been used safely around the world for years but was suddenly considered dangerous when doctors wanted to use it to fight coronavirus infections.

With ivermectin, Kory said his organization was “fighting a war, a global disinformation campaign, trying to destroy early effective treatment drugs [like ivermectin] in order to prop up this vaccine campaign.”

Watch Kory’s full interview with Carlson here:

Have an opinion about this article? To sound off, please email, and we’ll consider publishing your edited remarks in our regular “We Hear You” feature. Remember to include the URL or headline of the article plus your name and town and/or state.