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Assessing RFK Jr. and Claim That Covid Is “Ethnically Targeted”


In a new video obtained by the New York Post, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suggested that SARS-CoV-2 may be an “ethnically targeted” bioweapon engineered by China to “attack Caucasians and Black people” and to spare “Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese” people. 

    Mina is an epidemiologist, immunologist and pathologist. He is chief medical officer at eMed and has widely promoted the use of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 since 2020. 

Mina told the Institute for Public Accuracy: “This video is somewhat remarkable. [RFK Jr.] has been spewing lies about vaccines for years, and he has an amazing ability to contort scientific information with enough credibility that people who don’t know much about the science––and even those who know some––believe him. He’s been doing it for vaccines for so many years,” alongside other anti-vaccine activists “like [Joseph] Mercola and [Andrew] Wakefield.”

Mina added: “This is an egregious example. [The 2021] study [that RFK Jr. cites] had nothing to do with SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity and had nothing to do with suggesting that the virus has a predilection for targeting [people of] different races or ethnicities. The stuff coming out of his mouth is becoming more nonsensical and scary.”