But Dr. Malone was not the lead author of the paper and Dr. Acsadi, did not make significant contributions to the research. While the paper states that the technology could “provide alternative approaches to vaccine development,” Drs. Aksadi said no other authors would claim to have invented the vaccine.
“Some of his work was important,” said Dr. Alastair McAlpine, a pediatric infectious disease doctor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, said, “But that is far from the way we claim technology has been invented the way we use vaccines today.”
The vaccines are the result of “hundreds of scientists from around the world, all working together to create this vaccine,” said Dr. McAlpine said. “It was not the leading work of an individual or an individual.”
A Penn Medicine spokesperson said: “We are excited to witness the deployment of vaccines in the global fight against the virus and to witness a well-deserved global recognition for DRS.
Dr. Malone backs down from criticism leveled at him by scientists, researchers and journalists, and dismisses dozens of fact-checks that have disputed his statements as “attacks.”
He has also continued to repeat his claims, with the help of his wife, Dr. Glasspool Malone, trained in biotechnology and public policy. She writes, she said, more than half of the articles posted on her substack newsletter – which are full of conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine. Recent articles have covered the “illusion of evidence-based medicine” and “how is it proven?”
Dr. Malone said he did not associate himself with any particular political party. But in recent months, he and his wife have made numerous stops at popular conservative conferences, such as the Peter Thiel-backed conference in Miami for the self-proclaimed opponents of Heraticon, Silicon Valley, and the “Defeat the Mandate” march in Washington.