2021 Aug 3, 10:45pm
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AUSTIN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Peter McCullough, a prominent physician and expert on COVID-19, is being sued by Texas-based health system Baylor Scott & White (BSWH) after appearing on the Stew Peters Show to warn Americans against the COVID vaccines.Dr. McCullough is being sued for having allegedly misrepresented himself as a spokesperson for BSWH during an interview in which he expressed his expert opinion and listed his concerns on the coronavirus vaccines. The lawsuit coincides with a decision by BSWH to mandate vaccination for all their 40,000 employees.McCullough is in fact a prominent graduate of Baylor University and worked as a Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center from January 2014 until February 2021. Though he himself did not claim association with Baylor during the interview, his former title was displayed on screen during the Stew Peters show, and this resulted in the lawsuit.Stew Peters himself has since then reacted on his program and denounced the lawsuit as being: “nothing less than an attack on Dr. McCullough’s character meant to discredit [him].”Peters also pointed out that Dr. McCullough’s association with Baylor is public knowledge.“As a current active member of medical staff for both Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Heart and Vascular hospital with his office on campus, Dr. McCullough is associated on public internet platforms and groups with countless links and mentions to BSWH,” he said, adding that the Dr. McCullough is also a “prominent graduate from Baylor with an endowed scholarship in his name” and is “commonly associated as a point of pride for Baylor” who “kept him up on their website until mid-July creating a whole bunch of confusion with hundreds of media personnel.”Peters acknowledged fault in the editing mistake which allowed BSWH to file the lawsuit: “We made an error, and as a result of our error (…), he is being sued.”Dr. McCullough has since issued a statement to Health Freedom Fund insisting that he has “not falsely represented [himself] as a spokesperson for Baylor Scott and White nor has [he] publicly claimed past senior leadership roles at any prior institution. With >800,000 third party internet profiles and ~16 M hits in Google, [Dr. McCullough’s] views have always been represented as [his] own and not those of any organization.”This is not the first time that Dr. McCullough, the most published author in his field and one of America’s leading physicians on the early treatment of COVID-19, has suffered serious consequences simply for expressing his expert view on the response to COVID-19. In 2020 a video he published on YouTube discussing early treatment for the disease was censored for “violating the terms of the YouTube community.”In a recent address to Texas Senate Health and Human Service Committee, McCullough condemned this censorship, which he deemed a “near total block of information” about a treatment that could have reduced COVID-19 fatalities by 85%.