Biden Selects Anti-Supplement Crusader

November 12, 2020

Dr. David Kessler, an anti-supplement crusader, drug industry adviser, and former FDA Commissioner, has been named to Biden’s COVID-19 task force. We must push back. Action Alert!

Dr. Kessler has been named co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force. Dr. Kessler was FDA commissioner between 1990 and 1997. During that time, Kessler demonstrated his hostility towards the dietary supplement industry. The last thing we need is someone who is diametrically opposed to natural medicine in a position of power, particularly concerning how our country deals with a virus against which natural medicines like zinc, potassium, and vitamin D have demonstrated efficacy.

The record on Dr. Kessler is clear. In 1993, he took aim at the supplement industry by trying to limit the health claims supplements could make under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990. This law gave the FDA the authority to approve disease-prevention claims for food, including supplements (for example, “adequate calcium throughout life may reduce the risk of osteoporosis”)—but Dr. Kessler said the FDA would not approve any of the proposed claims for supplements. He stood before Congress that same year and compared the supplement industry to “snake oil salesmen.”

Ironically, Dr. Kessler’s aggressive campaign against supplements led to a grassroots movement in favor of supplements culminating in the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Industry observers note that Dr. Kessler was “so infuriated by the enactment of DSHEA that he ordered the FDA not to enforce the new law.” Former FDA officials subsequently admitted that the goal of this policy of non-enforcement was to allow the worst aspects of the supplement industry to run wild in hope that the law would be repealed. Thankfully, his plan failed, but this episode demonstrates the extreme measures Dr. Kessler was willing to pursue to undermine supplement access.

Dr. Kessler also serves as board chair for the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) Board of Directors. It is a fitting post for Dr. Kessler, as CSPI shares his negative views on dietary supplements. In particular, CSPI worked to eliminate legal structure/function claims for dietary supplements. (A structure/function claim describes the role of a nutrient on the structure or function of the body, such as “calcium builds strong bones,” or “antioxidants maintain cell integrity.”)

There is also speculation that Dr. Kessler is being considered for a more prominent role in government, such as heading up the Health and Human Services Department.

Dr. Kessler’s appointment to the COVID-19 task force is therefore particularly concerning. We are already dealing with federal agencies trying to gag doctors to prevent them from disseminating basic information about the benefits of supplements for COVID-19—supplements that were part of President Trump’s own treatment regimen. There is clear evidence to suggest many natural medicines to help prevent and treat COVID.

Another potential red flag for those with natural health concerns are those with ties to the drug industry. Dr. Kessler recently joined the Board of Directors of Ellodi Pharmaceuticals. Rick Bright, formerly of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and another pick for the COVID-19 task force, has ping-ponged several times between government work and private industry, having held positions at Novavax and Altea Therapeutics. This is one of many examples of the revolving door that helps keep our crony medical system going and drug industry interests front and center.

We need people who will recognize and harness the power of natural medicines to fight COVID, not a proven supplement foe who will continue—and worse, potentially expand—this censorship campaign that is costing American lives.

Action Alert! Write to Joe Biden’s transition team and tell them we need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments. Please send your message immediately. By sending this message, you will also be supporting our petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

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167 responses to “Biden Selects Anti-Supplement Crusader”

  1. Laura Zerr says:

    We need people that will look at all healthy options for treating Covid-19 and other illnesses and not just to Big Pharma where they can get a kick back. The health and freedom of choice on treatments by citizens is a MUST>

  2. James A Clark Jr says:

    WHY?? are we going through this?

  3. Truth59 says:

    I am still praying the President wins reelection because of this and many other things.

  4. Charles Fletcher says:

    Please preserve supplements which have very few side effects, and don’t push drugs

  5. susanne Nowak says:

    Reconsider this choice—we have a right to natural and alternative health options

  6. Shanna Bennington says:

    Hello,I am a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and RN. I have helped thousands of people survive surgery as a surgery nurse and then helped them regain their life by relearning healthy lifestyle habits. These healthy lifestyle habits have nothing to do with toxic pharmaceuticals and everything to do with how we choose to live and treat our bodies. If we continue to think drugs are the only way humans may recover from disease then we will all end up diseased and never recover. I am begging you to please add FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE and INTEGRASTIVE doctors and practitioners to any health task force. Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Jeffrey Bland would be excellent places to start. We do not need MORE STAY SICKbut ALIVE care we NEED MORE HEALTH PREVENTION AND SUPPORT to LIVE, engage with our communities, and bring a better harmony with humans and nature. PLEASE consider other thinkers in medicine than the standard pharmaceutical pusher trained doctors.

  7. Simona G Scaglione says:

    Please ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

  8. Nancy DeJarlais says:

    In my late 70’s now, I am healthier than I ever was, due to the fact I will NO LONGER TAKE PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE and rely on good food and a few additional FOOD BASED SUPPLEMENTS! Before I changed my diet and did take prescribed medication, I was very sick much of the time. One of them nearly killed me. Doctors do NOT get enough training in natural health in Med Schol, probably due to “donations” from the big drug companies!

  9. Mary Mills says:

    Leave our supplements alone. e need someone NOT associated with the FDA!!!

  10. Steve Rider says:

    Yes, we must defeat Dr. David Kessler’s helping the COVID-19 commission. He is too biased against alternative medicine usage to be useful for the COVID-19 issue.

  11. Toni Culpepper says:

    I don’t know what has happened to the natural health community, but they have all lost their minds, this includes you.
    I am disgusted by the leaders in the natural health community, who have selected a obese, orange piece of trash as their leader.

    Trump isn’t ever going to be a natural health person and he isn’t even the best
    Person to be the president. He wanted to used bleach, what did you say about that? Nothing, right?

    Trump isn’t into natural health, he thinks it is stupid. Look at him! What part of trump makes you believe he’s interested in natural health, 😂

    Stop bashing the calm, respectful newly elected President. He’s here to help and while I use to think people in the natural health community were smart,

    It seems they’ve lost their collective minds choosing to support such a disgusting individual, such as trump.

    You never said anything about trump, thus you are a hypocrite when it comes to trump.

    I will not be a part of your group, since this is where you’ve chosen to take a stand.
    I will make sure those I know leave as well.

  12. Lolo Duvall says:

    I’m concerned by your pick for Co-chair of your Covid Task Force: He’s a very strong proponent of Pharma and AMA-meds. You need members of the team who will look at all types of healing. . . . supplements from the natural and homeopathic realm which works for many and must be considered in the ‘care-mix’.

  13. Sean Beckman says:

    Biden is NOT president elect…!! don’t refer to him as that… you’re being part of the reason we have these problems…!!

  14. Janet Michaelson says:

    The use of scientifically proven dietary supplements to build our immune system is the best defense against COVID-19. We need to hear from doctors who have successfully treated people with natural remedies. I know that they have been censored. Dr. David Kessler is not a sound representative to have on the COVID-19 task force. I oppose his appointment.

  15. Elizabeth Mucino says:

    Please our petition is to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.
    People pay for them out of their pocket because insurance does not cover them.

    Leave us free to choose our options.

  16. M. Ambeel says:

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically proven treatments.

  17. Carol Wagner says:

    President Elect Biden. Your selection of an anti-supplement crusader is NOT right! I have a right to do what I think my body needs and my body does not do pharmaceuticals very well. My body prefers natural to chemicals.

  18. Pauline says:

    It’s really incredible! Uncle Joe is not even by far, the president elect, like he and the entire left and controlled news media is claiming to condition people’s minds and he is already selling out to the drugs companies! I only wonder how much he was bribed in terms of a dollar amount and deposited in a secret foreign bank account.

  19. L E Payne says:

    I ate & exercised healthy & was not in best shape. I researched supplements from the foremost board certified doctors. I, with help, created my own custom blend of supplements. I am greatly improved & healthy. My diabetes is minimum to non existent; mostly from the supplements, minimizing my need to take the toxic, side effect causing, man made chemicals. I will find a way to continue to take my life saving supplements. The alternative will kill me at a younger age.

  20. Rossen Vassilev Jr says:

    Not surprised that Biden would select a Big Pharma stooge for his cabinet.

  21. Katherine Piedl says:

    Please include practitioners of natural medicine in your Covid task force. I am aware of Dr. Kessler’s history and agenda.
    I strongly support freedom of choice and information regarding what I put in my body. Good health requires working with nature, not just against it. People must be allowed to choose what goes into their bodies. Do not put our access to supplements and other natural healthcare products at risk.

  22. You’re working under the assumption that Biden is the president elect. ANH needs to keep tabs on the proof of voter fraud piracy being committed by the democratic party.

  23. Jane and Charles Batzel says:

    Let our supplements alone!!!
    We have taken supplements for almost 50 years and we intend to continue taking them!!!! Focus on the pharmaceutical drug companies.
    As voting Democrats who have voted for Biden-Harris we stroigly urge you to let our supplements alone!

  24. MJ Brewster says:

    I have been using natural medicines for many years and I am doing very well for my age and look 20 years younger. I’m still very active, and most people don’t believe I’m 75, but I am, and feeling great. Please don’t bring someone into your administration or COVID-19 task force, who will fight against natural medicine. It’s great! You should try it.

  25. Terry Nation says:

    Drugs and surgery would have made me dependent on the drug and medical establishment back in 1993. Supplements gave my life back to me while keeping all my body parts at that time. This is still a land of choice so lets keep it that way!

  26. Barbra Music says:

    Mr. Biden, please don’t act like your predecessor; it’s none of your business or Kessler’s what supplements I take. The drug companies control everything and that needs to stop!!!

  27. Cynthia Dittman, DDS says:

    I am a licensed DDS. Just as there is no way to know with certainty what intended effects and side effects will arise from any prescription medication or treatment, the same applies to supplements. Most supplements are naturally occurring and therefore not desirable for pharmaceutical companies to market, but that does not indicate they should not be used for conditions known to mankind for hundreds of years. By restricting the use of supplements, you are making common treatment modes unavailable and/or unaffordable to many people whom you say you want to help by providing affordable healthcare. Please do not disappoint your constituents.

  28. Emily says:

    I think the big problem with this article is that you call Biden the president elect. The only one who has christened him such is the media, which does not actually have any legal bearing on the process which is ongoing. There has been massive election fraud. Please do not further contribute to the confusion in this country.

  29. AIMEE H MILLENSIFER says:

    Stop the pharmaceutical grab on natural herbs and vitamins – this is outrageous!

  30. Cheryl Trykv says:

    Americans want natural medicine advocates included in the COVID-19 task force.

  31. Supplements build healthier, more resilient bodies.

  32. Nancy Hauer says:

    Allow people to choose their nutritional supplements.

  33. Charlotte Waterson says:

    This is the same Dr. Kessler who persecuted Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski whose antineoplaston protocol for cancer enraged him and the pharmaceutical companies. Not a great advocate for the people .

  34. Catherine says:

    Keep the supplement industry safe. FDA regulation will make many healthy alternatives unavailable.. Not good at all. I do not use pharmaceuticals ever. If the supplement industry ends up in the hands of the FDA I still won’t use big Pharma for anything…

  35. Dave Kisor says:

    I have no confidence in the pharmaceutical industry. What they do is take a working natural remedy, synthesize it, patent it and then vilify the original. If you drop their boy in place, you will effectively be gagging science. It’s selections like this that chase democrats over to independent parties. Kessler is not the person we need, he’s just there for the industry and they definitely aren’t there for us. When three people died possibly from a natural remedy and fifty thousand died from pharmaceuticals, which one do you believe got maximum adverse publicity? If you guessed drugs, then you must be on them.

  36. Donna says:

    Biden is counting his chickens before they hatch. Very premature, with the recounts, illegal and fraudulent voting, he us unlikely to become president. He is bound for the big house, not the Whitehouse.

  37. Challamar Rayne says:

    Gag orders on Doctors will bite you big time, Biden and team. Goes against all principles of consciousness that are arising and WILL be supported at this time. Get real!

  38. Robert Metivier says:

    Please reconsider putting someone on you COVID Task Force who will seriously consider the efficacy of supplements, especially Vitamin C & D and Zinc in the fight against COVID-19

  39. Jan L Kerr says:

    I believe in supplements! I have first hand experience with greatly improved health and well being achieved through the use of nutritional supplements. I think every person knows their own body better than someone else and should be allowed to make their own decisions regarding what they choose to put into their bodies to maintain of their own health! I avoid pharmaceuticals except for when it becomes absolutely necessary. For me that means almost never.

  40. Michelle Carden says:

    All you care about is the money.

  41. Karl Hamann says:

    Leave approved supplements alone! Keep them safe & legal!

  42. Connie Kisor says:

    Supplements help keep people healthy withour using expensive drugs with harmful side effets. Keep them available!!!

  43. Patricia says:

    The nightmare with Biden begins!!

  44. JEAN M JAKUSZ says:

    #NaturalRemedies #HomeopathyHealthRemedies are Necessary to help eliminate #Covid19 along with other maladies.

    Not all are #SnakeOilRelated as false Tonics! #NaturalHealth has been practiced for many years in many countries!
    Do your research before making false decisions.

  45. Toni M Logan says:

    I took action; however, Biden is NOT president-elect, no matter what the media says! And I don’t believe he’s going to be!!

  46. Diane Ranck says:

    Biden is not going to be President so how can he be doing anything?

  47. We have raised our 5 children using homeopathy, and have had excellent results, with no bad side effects. My mother used homeopathy on me and my 4 siblings as we were growing up, and had no problems with bad side effects. My older sister is now almost 97 years of age. We are thankful for this type of natural medication one can use at home.

  48. Jane says:

    Dr. David Kessler, please go pollute some other planet and get off this one. WE DO NOT WANT YOU HERE.

  49. Lyn Lowry says:

    Hands off homeopathy! You’re welcome to believe that it doesn’t work if you want to, but leave it alone. A lot of us depend on it. And it’s standard medicine in many countries in Europe and in South America.

    More than a few of us prefer to stay out of the hands of doctors with closed minds and the determination to fight anything that they think might take business away from them. Don’t let MDs with clear conflicts of interest take our right to use a modality, with absolutely NO side effects, that has helped millions across the world, including in the US until the AMA started suppressing the competition. Leave it alone.

  50. jim Barber says:

    A potential red flag for those with natural health concerns are those with ties to the drug industry. Dr. Kessler recently joined the Board of Directors of Ellodi Pharmaceuticals. Rick Bright, formerly of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and another pick for the COVID-19 task force, has ping-ponged several times between government work and private industry, having held positions at Novavax and Altea Therapeutics. This is one of many examples of the revolving door that helps keep our crony medical system going and drug industry interests front and center.

  51. bill Woodbridge says:

    Drugs for anything and nothing but drugs for everything is NOT the answer. Drugs are killing us. Supplements are a safe and effective alternative to many toxic drugs. Dr. Kessler is NOT an appropriate opinionated selection to co-chair this committee.

  52. Dianne Noblett says:

    Supplements work so he is just like Biden saying marijuana is a gateway drug…you are both wrong!!!!!

  53. Valerie Starr says:

    Biden will not be our president so it doesn’t matter who he thinks will be on this advisory team.

  54. Denise Picorale says:

    I have been using natural products including essential oils and essential oil products to take care of me and my family’s health and wellness for over 11 yrs. now, and it has dramatically changed our lives. My digestive system is very sensitive, plus I had side effects from allopathic medicine and otc’s. My son also have a sensitive respiratory system which caused him to be on antibiotics several times up to 4 yrs old and he hasn’t been on anything since we went to natural healthcare. It also saved him from the side effects of the medication that was suggested for his issue. He’s now 16 and a very healthy child. We just do daily protocols to maintain our health. I lost two sisters to incurable auto-immmune diseases at young ages. This runs in my family. I see how their quality of life diminished before they passed due to the side effects of medications that was supposed to be helping them. We should have the option to choose. We are also using these products to support our immunity and emotions during these scary times of Covid. The product we use has science behind them and is not a fly by night fad. Educate, Learn, Empower!

  55. Joan says:

    Our healthcare system needs rebuilding in more ways than one. 65% of the population use some type of natural medicine and/or supplements and herbs. Dr. Kessler does not understand the value of natural medicine or supplements. In fact, he aggressively worked against them. He is not educated about their value. More and more physicians are learning about natural medicine and it WILL be an important part of the medicine of the future. Many natural/complementary medicine treatments have good science behind them. Until our conventional medical system catches up, people will be looking for this care elsewhere. The use of supplements to support a strong mind and body have science behind them too. We must not allow the pharmaceutical industry to dictate what methods of healing are used by the citizens of this nation. Our bodies are our responsibility and doctors and other licensed practitioners must have the right to treat patients with them. And people must have the right to educate themselves and do what is right for their bodies. The government needs to stay out of what I do with my physical body until that is proven to be toxic and poison. I might add that the U.S. allows many toxins and known poisons to be in the food we eat and people have to fight long and hard to get these toxins, herbacides, pesticides etc. out of our foods. They have not been proven safe. We need the precautionary principle in this country – like Europe. And we need to look at all of the good science – all of it – not just what supports the status quo.

  56. Pamela Benton says:

    Americans deserve the right to have options, not just the ones that are pushed for by the pharmaceutical groups. There are many ways to maintain health and I hope you will support what many others would like to see also. A respect for the paths to healing that do not have to be part of the FDA package that is normally pushed will be a good path.

  57. Catherine Beu says:

    Natural Health and Natural supplements are very important to me. Everything I do for my health is Organic and Natural.. I don’t do drugs period! That may be why I am so healthy at the age of 72. Dr. Kessler has a record of crusading against
    natural supplements. If you want to bring us all together, please let Natural Health have a seat at the table of all the government health agencies including the Covid-19 task force! Natural supplements helped President Trump heal from his Covid-19. But I voted for you Joe! Don’t let me down! .

  58. Gail B. says:

    I just heard of your appointment of Dr. David Kessler to Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force. This upsets me greatly! We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments. If everyone would take care of themselves by eating healthy foods, we are what we eat, let food be thy medicine, exercising and taking natural health supplements, we’d have good immune systems to fight diseases. I don’t want to hear they don’t work either because I’ve seen my levels optimized by using them. Why aren’t we telling people to make sure their Vitamin D levels are high to fight this and not to eat junk food, what a difference that would make.

  59. Miles Babcock says:

    Don’t make us get a prescription just to take vitamins. Joe, you were elected by the people of america not BIG PHARMA. Stay awake and make sure vitamins stay available to all who want to take them-no big pharma necessary.

    GET IT DONE!

  60. Piper Ziv says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Just more reason I am disheartened by the immoral actions these political power figures demonstrate. Let’s get the word out there!

  61. David Steinecker says:

    Please do no not put this Doctor in a position of authority. The goal should be to drain the swamp not create one.

  62. Mary O. says:

    Why am I not surprised? We must not allow them to take any other supplements off the market. After Hydroxychloroquine was banned from use on people with Corona Virus we saw exactly how the government feels about natural products being used on diseases and illnesses.

  63. Alternative health care and supplements has worked for me, my family and my pets.

  64. Vidal Salas says:

    Mr. Biden is truly showing us how much he really hates the average people. Dr. Kessler is a lover of big pharma and not people. Mr. Biden has sold the people for the coin. May God have mercy on the people of the United States.

  65. Sherry Weers says:

    Biden is a bad choice and hopefully he won’t be elected

  66. Paul Brandli says:

    Dear Sir: This message regards the appointment of Dr. Kessler to Biden’s covid task force. We need people who will recognize and harness the power of natural medicine to fight covid, not a proven supplement foe who will continue, and worse potentially expand this censorship campaign that is costing American lives.

  67. Patricia A Spangler says:

    I want my right to take supplements intact…they are vital to my health and well being without side effects of precsription drugs

  68. Irene Dobronski says:

    Dr. Kessler should not be and cannot be with the COVID-19 TASK FORCE.

  69. Marc Knee says:

    Natural remedies are safe, much safer than drugs with side effects. Leave the people the choices they want to make.

  70. We should be able to treat our bodies the way we want to with healthy alternatives

  71. Lisa Frey says:

    We need people in government that support natural medicine and supplements. Doctor Kessler IS NOT one of those people!

  72. CAROL DEKORTE says:

    Please Please Please…….DO NOT abolish supplements! I have taken them for many years, and they contribute greatly to my health and well-being. This is our American Freedom, and we as Americans are entitled to choose what we like/want for our own bodies and I don’t want to have that taken away from me or my family, or any of my friends or other loved ones who choose to take nutritional options to help their health. My health has been improved over the years by taking the supplements (good quality ones) that I have chosen, and my doctor has also approved of these and noted them on my health records. This is very important to many people, and we deserve to make our own choice on this as well as other things that affect our health and wellness. IT IS VITAL THAT THIS NOT BE ABOLISHED FOR ANYONE WHO DESIRES TO USE THESE SUPPLEMENTS AND NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND TO EVERY AMERICAN THAT WE MAINTAIN THIS FREEDOM!

  73. Susan Neri says:

    To rob the american public that can not afford the pharma costs or the side affects of it need those supplements to continue to thrive. Quality inspections are required as with the FDA but not restrictions of sales to the general public.

  74. Dr. Kessler is well known for his stance against supplements. He is also well known for trying to steal patents while employed at the FDA. It is for this reason that I strongly disagree with his appointed position! His acts of trying to jail Dr. Stanislaus Burzinsky, confiscate his active cancer patients files for whom he was treating, perform 5 grand jury investigations all of which produce nothing and then while he is being investigated to file for his patent on anti-neoplastons was not just deplorable but should have resulted in Kessler being convicted of multiple felonies. Get rid of Dr. Kessler.

  75. Elizabeth Cunningham says:

    Do NOT allow Big Pharma to trample on our freedom to decide to partake in supplements and homeopathy.
    I would be in a wheelchair taking potent drugs if I followed allopathic medicine.

  76. Lisa Gilles says:

    We need people who will recognize the proven science of natural medicine on the COVID-19 task force.

  77. Gabreya Bradley says:

    Some people need to take their supplements. Supplements are good for the body.

  78. Jeremiah Hornbaker says:

    The record on Dr. Kessler is clear. In 1993, he took aim at the supplement industry by trying to limit the health claims supplements could make under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990. This law gave the FDA the authority to approve disease-prevention claims for food, including supplements (for example, “adequate calcium throughout life may reduce the risk of osteoporosis”)—but Dr. Kessler said the FDA would not approve any of the proposed claims for supplements. He stood before Congress that same year and compared the supplement industry to “snake oil salesmen.”

    Ironically, Dr. Kessler’s aggressive campaign against supplements led to a grassroots movement in favor of supplements culminating in the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Industry observers note that Dr. Kessler was “so infuriated by the enactment of DSHEA that he ordered the FDA not to enforce the new law.” Former FDA officials subsequently admitted that the goal of this policy of non-enforcement was to allow the worst aspects of the supplement industry to run wild in hope that the law would be repealed. Thankfully, his plan failed, but this episode demonstrates the extreme measures Dr. Kessler was willing to pursue to undermine supplement access.

    Dr. Kessler also serves as board chair for the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) Board of Directors. It is a fitting post for Dr. Kessler, as CSPI shares his negative views on dietary supplements. In particular, CSPI worked to eliminate legal structure/function claims for dietary supplements. (A structure/function claim describes the role of a nutrient on the structure or function of the body, such as “calcium builds strong bones,” or “antioxidants maintain cell integrity.”)

    There is also speculation that Dr. Kessler is being considered for a more prominent role in government, such as heading up the Health and Human Services Department.

    Dr. Kessler’s appointment to the COVID-19 task force is therefore particularly concerning. We are already dealing with federal agencies trying to gag doctors to prevent them from disseminating basic information about the benefits of supplements for COVID-19—supplements that were part of President Trump’s own treatment regimen. There is clear evidence to suggest many natural medicines to help prevent and treat COVID.

    Another potential red flag for those with natural health concerns are those with ties to the drug industry. Dr. Kessler recently joined the Board of Directors of Ellodi Pharmaceuticals. Rick Bright, formerly of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and another pick for the COVID-19 task force, has ping-ponged several times between government work and private industry, having held positions at Novavax and Altea Therapeutics. This is one of many examples of the revolving door that helps keep our crony medical system going and drug industry interests front and center.

    We need people who will recognize and harness the power of natural medicines to fight COVID, not a proven supplement foe who will continue—and worse, potentially expand—this censorship campaign that is costing American lives.

  79. Lee Stevens says:

    Mr. Kessler must be a republican, he spouts all the anti-everything that they do. Either that or he is just plain stupid. I guess he doesn’t realize that vitamins & minerals are a major requirement for the body to function properly. Those necessary vitamins and minerals are lacking in the amounts needed in today’s food, whether processed or fresh. Supplements are necessary to fill the requirements the body needs, which today’s foods do not.

  80. Ellen Segale says:

    Holistic health is imperative for good health. Our bodies recognize supplements and herbs, not prescription medications and vaccines, which present side affects.

  81. Jeanne Deller says:

    Supporting alternative medicine is imperative to keeping many Americans healthy, eliminating runaway costs for medical support, saving our government billions. Do NOT appoint anyone to the Biden Covid Task Force who fails to comprehend the value of supplements, homeopathics, naturopathic, acupuncture, and other approved alternative medicine options.

    Be forward thinking, be smart, support those of us who believe in science.

  82. Shaye says:

    STAY IN YOUR LANE & LEAVE SUPPLEMENTS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Jo Ann Ann Mikulencak says:

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the covid 19 Task Force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments.

  84. Maureen DeNunzio says:

    Please leave reputable supplements alone! Sometimes a person needs something other than a prescription.

  85. Mary T Bundy says:

    Vitamin and mineral supplements have made profound and positive benefits to my health. Erosion of healthy soil, artificial chemicals and the storage and shipping of produce have degraded the nutritive content of many foods. I deserve the choice of taking supplements. Appointing an individual who patently disagrees with this right is not the right choice for a prominent government post.

  86. malissa daniel beeson says:

    Please reconsider your choice of Dr. Kessler who appears to be very retro in his view of science in health. Rather he is a booster for big pharma which is unfortunately bad for this country’s health. He has a long history of aggressive anti-natural supplementation, a very constricting choice to benefit the welfare of the citizenry.

  87. Jean Perez says:

    Natural remedies can be a wonderful way of helping to battle Covid 19!
    Filling our body with healthy nutrients, keeping our body’s immune system healthy and stable can help combat disease and hopefully Covid 19. Please take a look and acknowledge a nutritionally healthy plan in supporting our health! Supplements have supported my health and well-being! Thank you for allowing each of us to support our body’s immune system in the way each of us needs. Everyone has our own needs. Each of us has a unique body, different from others. Meaning we need different supplements for different people’s needs! Thank you for understanding!

  88. Sherry Costa says:

    It is absolutely Necessary that the natural medicine doctors and health care providers are as available to the people as any of the other professional medical services are. Natural and organic supplements as well as medications should be absolutely available for the people with no corporate agenda restrictions, limitations.

  89. Geraldine May says:

    Supplements and natural remedies are often/usually more effective than pharmaceuticals and they have no deleterious side effects. They are often more affordable. Do not do anything to impede their availability.

  90. Annette Allen says:

    Dr. Kessler’s history of attacking the nutritional supplement industry is troubling. There are plenty of supplements that doctors recommend to support general health and to treat certain acute and chronic conditions. We need someone who is not wedded to the pharmaceutical industry as HHS secretary. We don’t need to continue with reactionary policies of the Trump era.

    Thank you

  91. David M. Laws says:

    What is the matter with you? It wasn’t corporate interests who propelled you to the White House, it was PEOPLE WHO EAT. WE DON’T WANT ANY CORPORATE FLACKES POISONING US!
    Teconsider your choice. America is depending on you making better ones than David Kessler, Natural supplements and healing techniques saved my life when AMA-style medicine could not!
    If this is the kind of person you are going to go with, look to lose the Senate and the House at midterm. That would be a disaster!

  92. Kent Roberts says:

    At a time when you really need unity, it is not smart to include someone at the table who has been an enemy of natural supplements. I can’t think of a better way to irritate both progressives and independents simultaneously. Fracking is safe, and supplements aren’t?

  93. Natalia Franklin says:

    Natural remedy the only cure that is working without side effects. We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments.

  94. Joanne Sanford says:

    All citizens deserve the right to health care of their choice. My health has improved dramatically since 1995 after I sought out holistic help for dismal complications I experienced following surgery by an OB-GYN in 1992. I discovered that natural medicine is safe and highly effective because the body readily recognizes it. In my experience, for example, I NEVER get colds and flus. I don’t get vaccines because I use natural medicines that support my immune system. I will not be deterred by the constant barrage of marketing for drugs. Natural medicine speaks quietly for itself. I want natural medicine to be available to me as my right, whether it be herbal, homeopathic, mineral or other sources. Stop the censoring by vested interests of the illness industry who fear competition. Allow traditional wisdom and its practitioners their rightful seat at the wellness table. Public health is for all. Natural information, practitioners and products must thrive.

  95. Soula says:

    how about a name or two of Joe Biden’s transition team,
    so a person could fill out your nice form more adequately than with “Dear [Decision Maker]”

    ??

    thank you.

  96. Emily Metz says:

    Please investigate what constitutes a quality supplement. Not all supplements are bogus. Consider true efficacy of product. Do not condemn all as harmful or quackery until you have vetted them and the FDA approved, as well.

  97. Eva Lester says:

    We need well rounded open minded individuals that are well versed in all aspects of medicine, including preventive medicine to head up any health related task forces. We don’t need crusaders with strong ties to pharmaceutical industries that demonize natural medicines and actively prevent and censor any information aimed at naturally increasing the body’s health and defenses.

  98. Jill Madigan says:

    Please leave the urge to legislate control of other people’s bodies to the repubs, who do a significantly nasty job of it already. Respect individuals’ right to privacy in a world full of diverse solutions, knowledge, and traditions. (MYOB!)

  99. Mark M Giese says:

    Please, we need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments.

    Thank you.

  100. Kris Knoll says:

    Natural medicines/supplements are a powerful tool for every citizen. Do not limit our rights/access to them. This will only prove that the new administration, just like what we’ve endured for the past four years, is only concerned with corporate profits at the expense of the citizens.

  101. Mark M Giese says:

    Please, we need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments. Thank you.

  102. Kira L Ivory says:

    Everyone I meet who takes supplements says they feel better with them than without them. We should retain the right to decide if we feel better on supplements and how much of them.

  103. Tina Thornton says:

    No. This pick will not work for the American people.

  104. Bruce Hempel says:

    I oppose Dr. Kressler for his negative position on natural supplements. Please remove him from your transition team and add proponents of natural medicine.

  105. Nikki Baker says:

    While people are hasty to de-thrown Donald Trump, they fail to see that Joe Biden is the true nefarious choice. He was never for the people and although it was raging obvious, Trump derangement syndrome over powered people’s ability to see what the devil would look like if he was a man.
    We need to pray that the results of the election will be contested, truth and freedom are restored to America and that we keep our rights to govern our own bodies as we see fit. We should have never allowed the globalist big pharma corporations to take over our health freedom.
    But here we are.
    And Biden’s task force is riddled with filthy, stinking pharmaceutical con men and monopolistic corporations.
    Take action, take heed and fight to give back Donald Trump’s rightful presidency. Our lives depend on it.

  106. Lori Erbs says:

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments.

  107. Charles Marshall says:

    Nutritional supplements have not only been shown by numerous double blind studies to positively impact health and protect from sickness and diseases such as Covid 19, but their success has also been experienced by those who voted for you. To place a man such as Dr. Kessler, who has demonstrated his vehement hatred for supplements and those who supply them, on your team is very concerning. Please reconsider both the political and health ramifications of such a decision. You don’t owe the drug companies anything. Your debt is to the American people who voted for you and who benefit from food supplementation.

  108. Pat C Pickett says:

    Natural Medicine that is based on scientific studies must be represented in the Covid 19 task force. Dr David Kessler is so narrowly focused that he would surely miss potentially successful treatments that arise in conflict with the profits of the pharmaceutical industry. We must give the task force every chance of success, including scientifically-based natural treatments.It would be a devastating mistake to restrict the task force to only treatments approved by big pharma since there is clear evidence that natural treatments already exist that can prevent and heal Covid 19..

  109. Bonnie Yohe says:

    We must retain the “right to choose” when it comes to supplements. We have the right to learn and educate ourselves, and then, make choices. This man has not been a choice for those of us who want to maintain prevention by the healthiest choices we can make for ourselves. There is no corner on knowledge and medical doctors do not know enough about other practices except what the AMA and Pharma teaches them. Do not choose David Kessler. He’s a poor choice.

  110. GARY HIGGINS says:

    Dietary supplements are key element in health maintenance today!!! Americans no longer raise their own food, organically or otherwise. We are not well protected against corporate cultivation, processing and distribution practices … given the recent 4 years of corporate oligarchy over food / nutrition regulation … and that’s exactly where supplements fill a HUGE gap!!! Americans must however, get more and more thoroughly vetted information about supplements and nutrition generally!!! THAT’S WHERE AMERICANS NEED HELP … not from removal of dietary supplements from over the counter availability!!! WISE UP GUYS … this is a real life DUH!!!

  111. Bonnie Johnstone says:

    WE MUST HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE FOR OUR HEALTH CARE!!

  112. Amber says:

    Holistic medicine takes into account the whole picture. Let’s not have a biased person in charge of such an important task force!!

  113. Keep natural supplements legal!

    My 80-yo parents have both been diagnosed with COVID, and all the doctor can tell them is “take cough syrup and monitor your blood-oygen.” No mention of zinc supplements or steaming with oregano oil or any time-honored naturopathic treatments … no thanks to anti-supplement zealots like your new COVID task force co-chair David Kessler.

    Tell Kessler to keep his hands off the natural health industry.

  114. Naomi Zurcher says:

    It is extremely disconcerting to have Dr David Kessler appointed as co-chair of the COVID Task Force. His negation od the value of supplements and his strong connections to and support for BIG PHARMA put him at odds with an open-minded approach to COVID prevention and treatment.

    I am 74 years old and a long time user of supplements and I do not want that usage threatened by the likes of a mouthpiece for BIG PHARMA. If we were to weigh the number of deaths caused by supplements against the number of deaths caused by FDA approved medicines, complements of the BIG PHARMA industry, supplements pale by comparison.

    A COVID Task Force needs to be open minded in their examination, researching and determining all possible mechanisms to defeat this virus and I am not convinced that Dr. David Kessler has the capacity for any open-minded thinking and he should be removed from the Task Force before he is able to limit its perspective.

  115. Bharat Adarkar says:

    Ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

  116. Lisa Goodale Brinton says:

    It is absolutely imperative in this time of pandemics, abject poverty, and millions of underinsured, that we honor and support the rights of citizens to choose medicine and therapies they want. This should not be a time where drug companies can look to further profit by removing alternative choices. This is a basic human right.

  117. Ruta Vardys says:

    Dear President Biden,
    Please consider natural health advocates to be part of your Covid 19 task force. A holistic approach to medicine which includes a multitude of perspectives provide the best outcome. I am a firm believer that both natural health solutions combined with allopathic health solutions provide the best outcome for patients. It would be negligent to leave one or the other out of the covid 19 solution.

  118. Marilu says:

    These supplements are far safer than anything the pharmaceutical companies have to offer. I’ve been working for the top hospital in NYC for over 20 years and the hold that the pharmaceutical/hospital industry has over this country is dangerous. It’s about profits and health doesn’t pay. I’m a health & fitness expert.

  119. Trisha Waters says:

    Dr. Kessler – an spokesman against supplement use is appointed to the COVID-19 task force. This is therefore particularly concerning since there is clear evidence to suggest many natural medicines to help prevent and treat COVID.
    I urge you to not interfere in people’s freedom to support themselves naturally, to care for their children naturally, as well as use conventional sources of medicine. IN my life I would not be as healthy as I am today at 62 w/o any serious medical conditions had it not been for supporting my health and well-being through supplements and homeopathy.
    Having voted for Biden/Harris I expect to be respected as a person who is free to choose for myself and my loved ones, what is best for them w/o being coerced by government – one area where the republican party understands how wrong it is to do so.

  120. Stacey Madden says:

    It is crucial that we have educated American citizens with access to natural as well as pharmaceutical options in this country. We must be free to make the choices that ring true for ourselves and our children. Let no political appointee or person in a position of power ensure the continued and obscene profits for the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of the health of millions of Americans who would, with open conversations with varied practitioners, be able to educate and keep themselves healthy independently of the health care system. Health is a human right, not to be controlled and bartered by an elite few. This is a crucial time for our government to support all science-based preventions, remedies and cures. This, without a doubt, includes all forms of natural medicines including supplements, vitamins, acupuncture and more.

  121. Linda L. Randazzo says:

    Leave nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies alone.
    You are violating our rights to purchase the products that keep us healthy.
    STOP IT NOW!!!

  122. Kosta Bounos says:

    Let’s keep an open mind to all medication pharmaceutical and natural.

  123. Rita Mahoney says:

    President-elect Biden, voters like me are looking to you to progress our nation, including with natural health means like taking responsibility more for our own health and using preventative methods like dietary supplements. Dr. Kessler’s record shows he has done everything he can to oppose what I have just advocated. Please replace him with someone who is truly progressive about usage of dietary supplements.

  124. Betty Morton-Perich says:

    Let us have our supplements, vitamins, and our freedom to choose.

  125. Kristine L Kriner says:

    Really? What is wrong with choosing a leader that has a more holistic view??

  126. Cheryl Militello says:

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments

  127. Rosemary Agrista says:

    Natural supplements are a proven health remedy and have value.

  128. Christina Riggs says:

    I stand and fight for honesty, transparency, and freedom.
    I expect my elected and appointed government officials, who are working for us (US) citizens, to do the same.
    Thank you.

  129. Chris says:

    We all need to get together on this in large numbers. The World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates, have plans for the Great Reset, aka, New World Order, to get rid of natural food, supplements, (both will be controlled by pharma, yes, even food will be sold in drug stores), and much more. ND’s which were covered by insurance in Australia are no longer covered, so they will be on the chopping block. Some call it Agenda 21, some call it Agenda 2030. The WHO wants everyone vaccinated by 2030. Look it up on their website, it’s called, No One Left Behind. If you want to see some of the World Economic Forum’s plans, you can find them in this video done by a woman who worked at FEMA and Homeland Security. For obvious reasons, she quit.

  130. Cindy Ramsey says:

    We all have a right to treat our families’ and our own bodies the way that we see fit. All else is medical Tyranny

  131. candyce says:

    Please do not anyone be able to block our use of supplements and herbs.I have turned to natural methods all my live and especially since 2000 being Diagnosed with MS .We need to be able to blend Alo!!!!pathic and natural medicine in this Century!!!!!! Thank you

  132. Sharon Parshall says:

    I oppose any attempt to limit my access to dietary supplements, which I take to keep me healthy. I’m in charge of my health and so I want to continue to take supplements of my choosing.

  133. ML Polak says:

    This goes to show how very little difference there is between the two major political parties, and you
    can say one leader is a ‘monster’ and the other will save us but no, DUH. They are not thinking of us as long as they can support these enemies of alternative healing. Beware.

  134. rev. elisabeth zenker says:

    Having survived Near-Death more than once, Dietary supplements are an important aspect of healing — along with eating Organically Grown foods!

  135. Rene says:

    Dear task Force,We absolutely need proponents of natural medicine in the task force of COVID-19.We do not need demonstrated scientifically proven treatments. Natural medicine sure we can work alongside of scientifically proven treatments. And also independently of scientific treatment.
    Thank you.

  136. Jane Grace says:

    Why is tobacco and alcohol readily available to U.S. citizens, but not preference of supplements provided from natural resources? With gained knowledge and increasing popularity, is this a threat to Big Pharma? They BOTH have their place, but it should be MY JUDGMENT AND MY CHOICE as to what I want to ingest. PERIOD. The Government’s hypocrisy and control are outrageous!

  137. Bonnie Keck says:

    I have had positive results supplementing with natural medicines such as Vitamin B’s, Vitamin C,D E, zinc, potassium etc for over thirty years which have been extremely helpful from homeopathic medicine. My suggestion is to incorporate in Biden’s transition team and COVID-19 task force professionals also that have expertise with Natural Medicine.

  138. Gladys Overton says:

    BIDEN SHOULD ABSOLUTELY RE-CONSIDER THIS APPOINTMENT.

  139. Charles A. Reid III says:

    Where is an address for Biden’s transition people?

  140. Pamela Snyder says:

    I am writing to ask you to keep an open mind on natural supplements which can be used to fight disease. Do not impede or hinder the health of the American people by imposing impossible standards on the natural health industry. I have personally improved my health with the guidance of a naturopathic doctor. Thank you for your time.

  141. Keith j Keller Sr. says:

    Now, I wish we had Bernie! Wake up, Biden, or this may be the last Democrat I vote for.

  142. Evalinda Nuanez says:

    I have the inalienable right to choose holistic methods of treatment.

  143. denise pratschner says:

    We need people who will recognize and harness the power of natural medicines to fight COVID, not a proven supplement foe who will continue—and worse, potentially expand—this censorship campaign that is costing American lives.

  144. Stanlee Palmisano says:

    For the future of our children and generations after, it’s imperative for this administration to allow documented safe and effective natural supplementation to be used to maintain and address various illnesses due to bacterial and viral infections, as well as conditions due to imbalances in system dysfunction! Natural remedies have worked for thousands of years, chemical laden prescription meds are based on the efficiency of the natural effective medicines. Why restrict the well documented natural remedies?? We must protect natural remedies for everyone, who choose to use them.

  145. Karen Levins says:

    The supplement industry is huge! We can’t afford to lose this industry. We need this just like we need clean, healthy, non GMO, organic food. This is only the beginning. When you vote for a socialist you get communism!

  146. Cindy McMullen says:

    This is very very disturbing, because my husband is a type 2 diabetic, and after years of taking prescription medication to keep it under control (which none of the prescriptions ever did keep it under control and had bad side effects!) we finally went to a naturopathic doctor, and after only 8 months of working with the naturopath and taking supplements, my husband has been cured of type 2 diabetes!!! That is our true story!!!

  147. James McMullen says:

    Supplements cured my type 2 diabetes while prescriptions did not!!!

  148. Hildegard B Groves says:

    Dear President Biden,
    Dr Kessler’s appointment as co-chair to the Covid 19 Task Force greatly concerns me. He has clearly demonstrated his opposition to supplements because of his connection to, and support of, drug companies. Supplements are plant and mineral based and are created to enhance our health and well-being by helping to heal and balance the root core of health issues through nutrition as well as to strengthen our immune system.They are designed to conveniently supplement our diet which is often lacking in necessary nutrients. Supplements promote safe protection for diseases like Covid 19. This is contrary to the side effects and risks of chemical-based Pharmaceutical drugs which primarily mask health symptoms and do not solve the cause of health issues, and often lead to expensive life-long usage and addiction. Pharmaceutical companies have become mercenary and do not have the best interests of the public in mind. Please remove Dr Kessler as co-chair because of his lack of understanding and knowledge of the efficacy and benefits of supplements, and because his affiliations with drug companies clearly demonstrates a grave conflict of interest.

  149. Tammie says:

    We cannot allow corporate cronies to dictate our health needs, and deprive us of them…it’s that simple

  150. F. Botwinik says:

    Since antibiotics now fail to cure urinary tract infections, my doctor had no alternative prescription, but recommended capsules containing d-mannose and cranberry extract. We need to ensure that such supplements are not banned by bureaucratic officialdom.

  151. ELIZABETH LAFRENZ says:

    PLEASE look outside the box and consider appointing proponents of natural medicine to positions of leadership in your Administration. Western medicine has improved our quality of life with numerous advancements over the years, but still fails to help people in many areas, especially those with viruses like COVID or chronic illness. Natural medicine has been a godsend for so many, and is an area that deserves further attention and research, even though it doesn’t have the backing of profit-pursuing pharmaceutical companies like traditional medicine does. PLEASE consider making appointments and funding research around natural medicine… our country & citizens would be so much better for it.

  152. Dirk Bruehl says:

    Vitamin C will protect against COVID-19, and high dose intravenous vitamin C (HDIVC) therapy helps patients with COVID-19 to survive!
    There is a report on this at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7553131/ and there are NIH treatment guidelines:
    https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/adjunctive-therapy/vitamin-c

    But the NIH Panel says there are insufficient data for to recommend either for or against the use of vitamin C for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. They should make a recommendation for the use of vitamin C treatment of COVID-19 patients.
    140,000 people could be saved!

    Dr. Fauci predicts COVID-19 vaccine by April 2021 – 140 days until then!
    1,000 people are dying each day of COVID-19 here in the USA.
    That means 140,000 people have to die which could be saved by a cheap vitamin C HDIV therapy!
    We should rigorously explore vitamin C for fighting COVID-19 instead of letting people die!

    Vitamin C is cheap. Instead of waiting for a miraculous cure, we could start with Vitamin C: suggesting that everybody takes a daily dose – as recommended above – to prevent COVID-19, additional to social distancing and face covering masks, of course – not to forget extensive hand washing.

    Then we could ask every infected person if he/she took his/her Vitamin C supplements regularly. I am sure the answer will be “no, I didn’t”.
    If the answer is yes instead, we will know this approach is not working 100%, but we can still find out to what percentage it is working.

    A cheap method which will give hope to millions of people and will prevent thousands of deaths.

  153. Teresa Hartley says:

    No anti- supplement person on task force

  154. Katy Hoover says:

    Joe Biden is not!!! the President-elect. The election must be certified by all of the state legislatures and many have not. Trump is pulling ahead in many states where he won in 2016. There is blatant fraud in Michigan and Pennsylvania on the part of the Democrats. The best thing that we can do to support supplements is to make sure that all legal ballots are counted so President Trump will be President for four more years.

  155. Dr. Kessler has proven he will not look out for the good of the people, but only for the bottom line of Big Pharma. PLEASE don’t let him be appointed to any cabinet or advisory position! THANK YOU!

  156. Constance Westphal says:

    We need people who support the use of natural medicine and supplements. Quality supplements do help with viral and bacterial infections. It’s been proven zinc, potassium, and Vitamin D all help to lessen the severity of COVID. China uses both TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) and modern medicine to treat COVID. We need to do the same to provide the quickest recovery for patients who are infected with COVID.

  157. zina schiff says:

    I depend on homeopathic and other gentle, natural remedies, all of which are proven safe and effective. I have been greatly harmed by “standard of care” medicine, and have seen much preventable suffering. Please allow freedom of choice in medical care and lend your support to natural health alternatives.
    With sincere thanks!

  158. Linda Bedre Vaughn says:

    I am 75, in excellent health and rely on many modialities day to day to function well (eating well, have a healthy lifestyle) a few supplements here and there due to the degradation of our food supply, grow some of my food — I do not use conventional medicine for any of my health care needs – I use the medical system for what they do best, respond in an emergency – were there to be an accident/need for cataract surgery, done consciously etc. or I need access to diagnostic tools that I am so grateful for when the need arises. I like the demeanor of natural practitioners, I have found most docs to be arrogant and dismissive of results I am able to achieve when necessary and the process I used.

    I have been signing petitions/ fighting most of my adult life to keep govt and big pharm out of my body and health on a day to day basis. Yes, there is sometimes “snake oil”, however compare the deaths to prescription drugs of all categories to what is considered “natural health”. Appoint someone who will work for all American’s choices, not just access to big pharm. Make agriculture practices more sustainable, renew our soil, create healthy food not food laced with pesticides and monoculture. My health is not an opportunity for someone else to decide.

  159. John Dunlap says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t send this one. Doing so would be a quiet acceptance of the Biden campaign’s open fraud and treason against our nation. If this blatant election theft succeeds, it won’t matter who is appointed anyway. There will be blue helmets on American streets within a year, and folks like me, and all of you at the ANH, will be in ‘re-education camps’ for having dared to challenge the technocrat’s agenda.

  160. Judith Baassler says:

    To: Ron Klain
    We worked hard to get Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected! Congrats on your appointment too! I’m writing b/c at last experts will be appointed to run agencies and the COVID task force who are qualified.

    Sorry to say Dr. Kessler and Dr. Bright have been active in their careers in an effort to destroy the use of supplement and natural treatments. Our food industry does not supply us with all the benefits we need nor does the Big Pharma Industry give us drugs that are free of side effects. The People need Supplements so we do NOT need powerful doctors who crusade against us! Please limit that control! We need help with COVID but hands off on Supplements to make Big Pharma an enemy of the people!

  161. Amanda Love says:

    Hello,

    I am a nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner and have used supplements for years to help my clients heal from disease. I could not do my job without the life changing power of natural supplements. For those of us who want to use supplements, we should be left alone and not limited to use them. An integrative approach is best where the brilliance of both natural medicine as well as allopathic medicine can work in tandem.

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments.

    Please find someone else to appoint that is welcoming and friendly towards alternative medicine. Thank you for your time.

  162. Skip Swift says:

    Please l ok into the background of Dr Kessler. He is too tied in to Ted prescription drug companies and anti supplement views to be a fair voice on the Covid19 board. Several natural and completely safe supplements and remedies improve Covid 19 symptoms and should at least be allowed to be used along with the prescription drugs that cause many side effects, so dangerous.

  163. Dianna Vagianos Armentrout says:

    We need proponents of natural medicine in the COVID-19 task force, not demonstrated crusaders against scientifically-proven treatments. Let’s use both western and alternative methods to improve our health.

  164. barbara Hunter says:

    Supplements is what saved my life and gives me quality of life today. It would be criminal to take away a persons freedom of choice. In fact Medicine’s neglect of nutritional basics is causing needless suffering for many people today causing increased hospitalizations and declining health. Treating nutritional deficiencies symptoms with expensive toxic drugs and not even checking to see if a nutritional deficiency is the cause of the symptoms being expressed. This is criminal to do such a thing to a person. This plays right into big pharma’s plan to get more people on drugs with no option. Please do not allow this to happen for the millions of Americans that clearly benefit from using their supplements and desire a better quality of life!!

  165. Amy E Stottlemyer says:

    Please do not put Dr. David Kessler on the Covid task force.

  166. Mercedes says:

    If Mr Biden is for the people then he needs to be for ALL the styles of MEDICINE that the PEOPLE have used for generations! Ones that have utiilzed safe, inexpensive and reliable solutions for our health that do not harm the majority of humans/constituents, the environment, and cause NO harm but heal effectively. PLUS vitamins and minerals are something WE all can use to easily rebalance our body. Anyone you choose for this position MUST BE FOR all the options WE the people can access without harm and high costs.

  167. Bob Tomkins says:

    David Kessler should be removed from Covid Task Force due to his bias against natural supplements and his actions at the FDA to destroy the natural supplements industry.

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