Patrick Provost, a professor at Université Laval who studies microRNAs — small molecules that help regulate genes — was announced in June for comments at a conference last December. Suspended for eight weeks on the 14th without pay.
Provost said he believes the risks of vaccinating against COVID-19 in children outweigh the benefits, because a potential side effect of mRNA vaccines is to use messenger RNA created in the lab to teach cells how to make proteins.
“I’m just doing what I’m hired to do,” he said in an interview Wednesday. “I was a little concerned about something, I searched the literature, prepared a speech, gave a speech to the public. Being censored because I was trained — and hired to do it — well, it’s hard to believe.”…
Provost said a university committee of an attorney and two experts concluded that his comments were biased and that he did not rigorously analyze his data or provide his information objectively…
According to local news reports, Provost is one of two professors suspended from Laval University for making anti-vaccine remarks. The university declined to comment on any suspensions, while the union said it was not aware of the second case.
Canadian professor suspended for criticizing kids’s Covid-19 vaccine