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On January 25, Project Veritas released what has already become by far its most-watched video ever: An undercover conversation with Dr. Jordon Trishton Walker.
BREAKING: @Pfizer Exploring “Mutating” COVID-19 Virus For New Vaccines
“Don’t tell anyone this…There is a risk…have to be very controlled to make sure this virus you mutate doesn’t create something…the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest.”#DirectedEvolution pic.twitter.com/xaRvlD5qTo
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) January 26, 2023
Dr. Walker’s claim that Pfizer has considered intentionally mutating Covid-19 in a lab, the same type of risky behavior that preceded a likely leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is a major bombshell, of course.
But there’s another story here, worthy of at least a little discussion. It’s not as shocking, but certainly very revealing about the nature of modern America: Who the heck is Jordon Walker and how did this blabbermouth idiot get a sweet job at Pfizer?
According to Project Veritas, and supported by screenshots found online, Walker works for Pfizer as Director of Research and Development Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning. Critics of the Veritas scoop have zeroed in on the idea that Walker could not possibly hold a senior role with Pfizer, citing his relatively recent graduation and unremarkable research history.
This criticism is rooted in truth. After attending Yale undergrad, Walker graduated medical school from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which ranks solidly but not in the top tier. He also only graduated in 2018. From 2019-2020, Walker spent a year in a urology resident program at Massachusetts General Hospital, itself an odd resume line item — the Massachusetts General Hospital urology residency, run in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, is five years long. Walker, it seems, may have left the program early.
Yet immediately, he pivoted to a desirable job at Boston Consulting Group, and then picked up a lovely-sounding title at Pfizer.
In truth, though, as amazing as the title sounds, it’s not exceptionally remarkable. Pfizer has a great many directors, and senior directors above them, as can be seen by glancing at the company’s jobs page.
Still, it’s hardly some awful job.
So, we have a twenty-something man, a graduate of Yale and a moderately-ranked medical school, who went into (and then left) a Harvard-linked residency, then briefly passed through an ultra-elite consulting company to land a nice (but not that nice) job at Pfizer where he immediately spilled disastrously harmful information about his employer to an undercover reporter. Jordon Walker, whatever else might be said about him, seems oddly unimpressive for his pileup of credentials.
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But there is another straightforward explanation for all of the oddities in Walker’s biography: He is the proud product of America’s affirmative action industrial complex, which reliably rewards and elevates members of preferred races far above where they would be if they were white or Asian.
Jordon Walker allegedly graduated from Yale and a top Medical School
Later worked as consultant for top consulting firm BCG then a nominally executive role at Pfizer
Judging from his speech patterns, is his IQ above or below 115?
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) January 27, 2023
Pfizer itself has proudly offered fellowships that literally don’t even allow white people to apply for them:
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer offers a prestigious fellowship that bars whites and Asians from applying. Trumpeted on the company’s website as a “Bold Move” to “create a workplace for all,” civil rights lawyers are characterizing it in a different way: as a blatant violation of the law.
“This Pfizer program is so flagrantly illegal I seriously wonder how it passed internal review by its general counsel,” said Adam Mortara, one of the country’s top civil rights attorneys.
Pfizer’s “Breakthrough Fellowship” offers college students multiple internships, a fully funded master’s degree, and several years of employment at the pharmaceutical giant. It also restricts applications to “Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American” students, the fellowship requirements state.
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While Walker doesn’t seem to have received the fellowship in question, it’s not hard to imagine a company that offers it being desperate to hire the melanin-enabled whenever it can, even if ability is shaky.
And if Pfizer did that for Walker, it would just be the culmination of a career that has been given racially-motivated boosts every step of the way. Obviously, affirmative action to get into his Yale undergrad is a given; the school was even slapped with an investigation by the Trump DOJ for its racially discriminatory practices before Biden pulled the plug.
But perhaps even more than regular Ivy admissions, medicine as a field is one of the areas where affirmative action is at its most dramatic, and most dangerous.
Glancing at the above chart, you might think those differences don’t look very dramatic. A 512.6-point average for whites, versus 505.7 for blacks? Just ten points out of more than 500? So what?
But this is misleading. The MCAT is scored from 472 to 528. A 505 is only in the 61st percentile of MCAT scores, while 512 points is in the 83rd percentile. Asian matriculants, with scores averaging more than 514 points, are on average around the 88th percentile.
Just to get a seat in medical school, whites need to be 22 percentiles above blacks, and Asians have to be 27 percentiles better.
But soon, there may be no MCAT at all.
The WaPo article above make arguments representative for the whole genre.
The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) currently mandates that medical school admissions teams include the MCAT score among the many variables they use in evaluating applicants. Proponents tout the test as the great equalizer of applicant competency assessments — leveling the playing field for students who come from varying academic backgrounds and testing their basic scientific knowledge.
However, like the LSAT, and the SAT for college admissions, the MCAT clearly favors White applicants who have the wealth and resources to help them achieve competitive scores on the test — and disadvantages those from a lower socioeconomic background. … [T]he AAMC should make the MCAT a pass/fail exam to remove barriers for disadvantaged minority applicants, while still ensuring that students are prepared for medical school.
This is a crucial step if the medical profession is to diversify its physician ranks and develop trust among underserved minority communities.
That’s the beginning and the end of it: Measuring ability is an obstacle to diversity, so measuring ability must go.
If the MCAT test ends up going pass-fail, then it would follow in the steps of the US Medical Licensing Exam. Scores on Step 1 of the USMLE, taken by students during medical school, have long played a central role in which residencies students are accepted to; a strong score is crucial for acceptance into the most challenging specialties.
Not anymore, though! Now, Step 1 is a Pass/Fail test. Why? Oh come on, you know the answer.
A 2020 Health Science Reports research article sought to determine whether Step 1 exam scores affected the diversity in the medical school interview process. … The analysis showed that mean Step 1 scores were significantly higher among White applicants compared with URiM applicants. White applicants also tended to be younger, and their percentage of applicants who were male and members of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society was higher as well.
The researchers concluded that using Step 1 cutoff scores as an application filter could have undesirable effects on diversity.
Of course, USMLE scores are inversely correlated with the odds a medical student will later be disciplined for misconduct as a physician. And MCAT scores, in turn, are correlated with performance on the USMLE.
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In a more sane world, it would be so obvious it wouldn’t have to be said: People who score better on the MCAT do better in medical school, score better on later exams, and ultimately make better doctors. As such, if we want better medical professionals, we should elevate those with better MCAT scores.
But America does the opposite, because as a nation we have decided that competency in the practice of medicine — the preservation and extension of human lives — is a feeble matter compared to the Great Cause of diversity.
It’s all a situation that is perfectly engineered to produce people like Jordon Walker. Use racial preferences to get into Yale, use racial preferences to get into med school, and then (as America’s “racial reckoning obsession is hitting its absolute peak) use racial preferences to land a rapid sequence of elite jobs that he’s not actually very good at doing. And right now, left unchecked, it’s all getting worse.
There is a comforting myth that racial discrimination in the form of affirmative action is just a “tiebreaker,” or a way of elevating those with more promise but less superficial polish. That is now how it works and it never has been. The American affirmative action cult has always been about favoring less able people over more able ones, purely based on skin color or other superficial identity traits. There has been a vague sense that for things that “really matter,” pure competency will reign supreme. Yet that is a lie too — or, alternatively, the management of America’s medical system shows that the lives and health of the American masses do not matter.
Why does America have so many Jordon Walkers — shrill, hysterical, sinister, incompetent? Because every day we choose to have them.