The United States has evolved into a “Cancel Culture” where “unpopular” thoughts and ideas are demonized and punished by what appears to be the masses. We continue to be pawns, divided by race, religion, sexual orientation, professional occupation, and now, vaccines, masks, and shutdowns. A vocal percent buy into this division, engaging in personal attacks and shaming. At the same time, those, who I firmly believe are the majority, remain silent to avoid the attacks and downfall they see their brother, sister, friend, or neighbor go through. While this happens, people wait for someone else to speak up or for a “savior” to make things right. In reality, the “savior” to this division going on around us today is the collective power of individuals choosing to see people for people and to speak up when things do not feel right, even if it means speaking up against the group or organization we belong to and standing up for our neighbor’s human right to share an opinion different than our own without persecution.
The path to real personal and community fulfillment only occurs when we unite as the common people. We need to have the courage to act and show our support for not only what we believe in as individuals, but also to reserve judgment and show respect and support for opinions of our brother, sister, neighbor and friends that may have a different opinion than we do. Nothing invigorates me much more than real discussion with someone who has a different opinion than me, who has a pure heart and that also hears me without judgement. At the end of these dialogues, it’s not uncommon for us both to slightly alter our opinions, or at least gain a new found respect and understanding of those we are speaking with.
Now is the time to leave the messages of division that are propagated all around us by those with a different agenda, whether it be money or power, and to take the power back to where it truly belongs, with “we the people.” In reality, we’re all dying. We cannot take the things of the world accumulated here with us. What good is it to gain the world or to avoid criticism by remaining quiet if you “lose your soul” by fearing to stand up for what you know is right?
When it comes to the unvaccinated and anti-mask, are they really that crazy? Have you ever considered why corporations spend millions of dollars on annoying commercials and ads? It’s because they work. Everyday we hear people spew the talking points they hear from ads, the news, or social media. I’ve heard vaccinated people passionately declare, “you’re putting me at risk!” and “Follow the science. Its a no-brainer. Get vaccinated!” I’ve even listened to nurses in reputable healthcare institutions saying, “if it were up to me, we wouldn’t even treat the unvaccinated. They made a choice.” I like to respond to these statements with “tell me more.” “Help me understand how the non-vaccinated are putting you at risk?” “Will you explain the science that makes it a ‘no-brainer’ for this particular COVID-19 vaccine?” Without fail, to date, the “science” has consisted of shallow talking points, citing statistical manipulation or unproven theoretical concepts, and data from previous vaccines with a very different mechanism of action than the current COVID-19 vaccines we are speaking about today. From early in school, we are taught to follow rules, listen to authority, and to make our decisions based on what “experts” say without asking for more information. Every person has the right to ask for full transparency and clarification, especially when it impacts our health and our livelihood.
This anxiety, fear and judgement going on today is not who most of us are at the core. What was once something we may not have even considered, now becomes something that doesn’t seem like a bad idea after hearing the vaccine message spewed from every avenue available. When it comes to vaccinations. I’m neither pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine. My children have all had vaccinations. I’ve had vaccinations for different occupations and travel I’ve been engaged in. What I strongly oppose is censorship and the lack of full transparency. We all should fully understand the risks and benefits of what we are asked to do with our bodies. We as individuals must have the right to choose which risk makes sense for ourself, especially in the absence of concrete data, showing that an individual choice puts those around him or her at significant risk.
But, back to the question, “are those who don’t want to get vaccinated or wear masks really that crazy?” Is it a political ploy? Below are some of the facts that raise concern with many holding out on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Natural Immunity is vastly overlooked. Corporations mandating the vaccine are stating that employees with natural immunity still have to get the vaccine. Is that following the science? Government, CDC and corporate organizations pushing vaccination mandates for all people cite the Kentucky Study that says those with natural immunity from previously contracting COVID-19 are 2.3 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than vaccinated people. The study concludes that natural immunity doesn’t last and therefore patients with a prior infection should be vaccinated. However, what is not regularly discussed is the significant limitations of the Kentucky Study and the fact that multiple studies with larger sample sizes had a very different conclusion.
The Kentucky study included 738 patients. A Cleveland Clinic Study, with 52,238 patients, stated that vaccinated patients do not have any benefit over those who previously contracted the COVID-19 virus. Another retrospective analysis of a multi-hospital health system with over 150,000 patients concluded that, “prior infection in patients with COVID-19 was highly protective against reinfection and symptomatic disease,” and this protection increased over time. The UK SIREN study with 25,661 patients concluded that prior infection induces effective immunity to future infections in most people. A recent Israeli study, with nearly 6 million people, found that those with natural immunity had 6.7 times greater level of protection than those with vaccinated immunity. Another retrospective analysis from Israel declared that vaccinated individuals “had a 13-fold increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant, compared to those previously infected” with COVID-19. A study looking at 43,044 patients from Qatar found that “natural infection appears to elicit strong protection against reinfection with an efficacy ~95% immunity provided over 95%.”
Do natural antibodies last, especially with mild COVID infection?
A study published July 20, 2021 stated that even very mild COVID-19 infections produced durable and broad-based immune response “that may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients.” An additional study from the University of Washington concluded that even mild infection with COVID-19 “induces robust antigen-specific, long-lived humoral immune memory in humans….producing cells that can last a lifetime.” A study that analyzed survivors of the 1918 flu pandemic found that survivors exhibited highly effective antibodies well into the 10th decade of life.
In conclusion, from everything I have studied and heard from the mouths of experts in the field that cite real data, requiring the vaccine in people who are already immune with natural immunity has no real scientific support.
Do unvaccinated people put vaccinated people at risk?
The ADA prohibits disability inquiries and medical examinations (i.e. vaccines), unless they are job related and consistent with business necessity and when an employer has reasonable belief that an employees ability to perform essential job functions will be impaired by a medical condition, or an employee will pose a direct threat due to a medical condition. A “direct threat” is defined as, “significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation. Assessments of whether an employee poses a direct threat in the workplace must be based on objective, factual information, “not on subjective perceptions… or irrational fears”
When I have asked the question, “what significant risk does an unvaccinated employee pose to vaccinated employees?” I have received theoretical answers about “viral load” that have not been backed by concrete evidence. In fact, the evidence has shown differently. A recent report from the CDC indicated that 74% of the 469 patients that tested positive with COVID-19 in Massachusetts after a large public gathering were previously vaccinated. Four out of 5 people hospitalized were also previously vaccinated. When they looked at the viral load between vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, it was similar. With the body of evidence represented here, mandates do not appear to meet the “employee will pose a direct threat” to others criteria established by the ADA.
Just the two leading vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, could combine to generate nearly $60 Billion this year. However, it’s not just big pharma that has the opportunity for significant gains. The NIH owns the mRNA spike protein technology used in both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccine and is receiving royalties. Big pharmaceutical and others are on the list for large CDC donations for 2020 and both members from congress and the senate have millions invested in big pharmaceutical.
Vaccines also hold a very different place in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1986 Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) because vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe,” which created a no-fault environment for manufacturers of vaccines. Under 42 U.S. Code § 300aa–22 – Standards of responsibility: Paragraph (b) states, “(1) No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.”
We are in a capitalist society. I don’t feel that there is a problem when organizations or individuals take calculated risks and financially benefit when those risks pay off. At the same time, the two leading vaccines are using government owned technology, where the government receives a royalty. Unlike drugs, because of the NCVIA act, vaccines do not carry liability when the side-effects of those vaccines result in injury or death. This can result in taking short-cuts to accelerate approval. Those passing legislation also financially gain from wide-spread vaccine use. When these biases are introduced into a market that can impact each individual’s health, full transparency of all information should be made public and individuals should have the right to make the choice as to which risk (vaccine or no vaccine) makes the most sense for them.
Having spent over 20 years working with pharmaceuticals and reviewing clinical research, I’ve found that a study can be designed to say whatever the designers of the study want it to say. For example, in the previously mentioned Kentucky Study, different criteria were used to determine a positive for the COVID-19 virus that was dependent on vaccination status. A patient was considered positive for COVID-19 in the unvaccinated group if they received a positive PCR-test. In contrast, after May 1, 2021 vaccinated patients were only considered positive for COVID-19 if the patient was hospitalized or died. This represents a stark disparity in reporting that undermines any claims made by the Kentucky Study.
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, a 22 year immunology and research veteran who chaired the department of medical, microbiology and hygiene at the University of Mainz in Germany broke down statistics on the larger COVID-19 vaccine trials. Dr. Bhakdi shared the following:
Pfizer reports a relative risk reduction of 95.1%. Moderna cites a 94.1% risk reduction. Those numbers seem large! What are the real numbers behind these percentages? In the COVID-19 trials, the absolute risk reduction is only 1%, which means for every 100 people, only one unvaccinated person got COVID. This does not mean patients were hospitalized or died from COVID. This means they tested positive for COVID-19.
To further explain, Dr. Bhakdi breaks down one of the Pfizer trials. The trial consisted of 20,000 vaccinated patients and 20,000 unvaccinated patients. COVID-19 occurred in less than 1% of both groups. COVID-19 was found in 0.8% of unvaccinated patients and in 0.1% of fully vaccinated patients, resulting in the 95.1% relative risk reduction we hear about. After obtaining these results, Pfizer and Moderna abandoned the non-vaccination control arm of the trial, which eliminated further analysis of the vaccinated and non-vaccinated cohorts.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director acknowledged that COVID-19 deaths reported could be overinflated due to monetary incentives hospitals gain for COVID-19. Congressman Leukemeyer clarified with the following statement:
“As long as you have COVID in your system you get to claim it as a COVID death, which means you get more money as attending physician, hospital, whatever.”
The CDC Director Redfield responded with, “I think you’re correct in that and we’ve seen this in other disease processes too.”
During the 2017-2018 Influenza season, the CDC reports 45 million people infected with the flu, 21 million medical visits related to the flu, 810,000 flu related hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths in the United States. As you see in the graph below, presented by the World Health Organization, the regular flu, for all practical purposes, has disappeared during the 2020-2021 flu season.
COVID-19 is a bad flu. At the same time, panic is propagated 24/7 on news stations, social media ads, and even freeway signs. Data and reporting is not done without bias. Because our communities are in “panic-mode,” we as a people accept protocols and mandates from “trusted officials” that are not backed by real evidence. This is the time to take a deep breath and to question what our communities are asked to do.
Risk versus Benefit
CDC Reported Risks:
The risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 in kids ages 5-17 is 0.3 per million for the week ending July 24, 2021. The risk of death is 0.001% for children under 15 and 0.003% for children and young adults under 20. The CDC reports Myocarditis (heart inflammation) occurring in 40.6 incidences per million vaccinated in males ages 12-29. Dr. Michael Yeadon, former Pfizer Vice President, admits being “very pro vaccines,” but is adamantly against COVID-19 vaccinations in children, stating that children are 50 times more likely to die from the vaccine than the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Yeadon also stated that the first 6 months of 2021 resulted in 5000 vaccine related deaths, according to the VAERS system. “Normally there’s 200 a year for all vaccines combined.”
What are the risk of other serious side-effects? According to the CDC from patient or physician reports:
- 2-5 per million have had confirmed anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
- 3-4 per million blood clot complications have been confirmed, with the J&J vaccine. Women under 50 are at higher risk
- 12-13 per million are reported to have Gullain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) in people who have received the J&J vaccine. GBS is when the body’s immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.
- 19 per million deaths have been reported post vaccination. The question posed is if the deaths were caused by the vaccine. Recent reports indicate a plausible causal relationship between the vaccine and death, resulting from blood clots.
The questions that I continue to have are, how many of these deaths or strokes go unreported? Data shows that the COVID-19 virus can cause vascular damage, but recent data from Salk Institute demonstrates how the spike protein found in vaccines can also cause vascular damage. This poses the question, which risk do I want to take, and are all post-vaccine deaths, potentially related to blood clots, being reported?
I personally have two people that are close to my family that died of a stroke after having had one of the vaccines. One was a 38-year-old mother. The other was a 92-year-old grandmother. Neither had a history of blood clots or stroke. Neither death was reported as a result of the vaccine. The 38 year old’s stroke was attributed to a fall that occurred the week before. The 92 year old’s stroke was attributed to her age. The causes that were reported could definitely be the cause of death. At the same time, blood clots are reported as “a rare but potential side-effect.” With the current reporting system, experts in the field estimate that side-effects and deaths may be 5-10 times what is reported. A statement from a CDC whistleblower said that the VAERS COVID reporting system underestimates deaths by a factor of 5 or more. These statements have been followed by a federal lawsuit.
What are the potential long-term side-effects? If a vaccine can cause larger blood clots that could contribute to heart attack or stroke, what about microscopic blood clots? At least one physician has reported finding microscopic blood clots in the small blood vessels in the lungs in up to 62% of patients by using a D-dimer test (test used to identify blood clots). Microscopic blood clots in the lungs could lead to a rare but deadly disorder called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. To rebut those reported findings, Dr. Sevestre-Peitri of France stated, “When you are vaccinated, there is often inflammation: you have a little fever, aches and pains… it proves that the vaccine works. An inflammatory reaction will result in an elevated D-dimer level, but this does not mean that thrombosis will occur.”
Whether the findings of microscopic blood clots are true or whether it is a symptom of vaccine caused inflammation, we don’t know. The truth is, nobody knows if there are long-term side-effects from the current COVID-19 vaccines, which are different than any other vaccines that have previously been on the market. On top of that fact, these vaccines were fast-tracked to approval “for emergency use,” which included skipping standard testing. I have personally witnessed prescription medications go through years of clinical studies to be approved by the FDA, only to later be pulled from the market because of dangerous side-effects and/or a lack of substantial benefit.
The table below indicates the risk of COVID-19 Infection related deaths by sex and age group. Given both the known immediate risks, and the unknown long-term risks of these new types of vaccines, one is not without substantial scientific backing when arguing against self-vaccination, especially when under the age of 65 and without other serious complications that put a person at greater risk.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, significant knowledge has been obtained in determining how to effectively manage COVID-19 and reduce mortality, both acutely and prophylacticly. Multiple studies have been published with inexpensive medications, like Ivermectin by authors that don’t have any conflict of interest to declare. In other words, they don’t make money when Ivermectin or the Math+ protocol is used. Why is this message not being shared? Could the financial bias discussed previously play into that decision? The deaths reported in the graph also includes deaths that occurred in areas where treatments like this were not in use.
A phrase that continues to come to mind and that is often shared during the opening welcome to medical school is, “50% of what we teach you over the next five years will be wrong, or inaccurate. Sadly, we don’t know which 50%.” When we take this acknowledgment and combine it with evidence cited above that conflicts with current mandates, we as a people, have to stop and question what is going on. Still with so much conflicting “noise” in the COVID-19 environment, how do I choose what is right for me and my family?
While struggling to support a young family, I came to a scripture that has been a guiding force for me since. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6. Whether you believe in God, the Universe, a Higher Consciousness, or that soft voice that speaks to us from inside, I firmly believe that our best decisions and choices come from reflecting and listening to that voice.
Wearing masks has become an accepted part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, we see photos of government officials at parties where no one appears to be wearing a mask. I watch kids walk to school, interacting and playing together, only to put on their mask before walking on school grounds. As sports were postponed at high schools, my high school aged children and others met with other high school football teams to compete in 7 on 7 passing leagues on their own. On a daily basis, I constantly watch people adjust their mask with their hands throughout the day, which has made me think, “that’s got to bring more of the virus and bacteria close to the nose and mouth, doesn’t it?” So what data is there? Are the mask mandates backed by science?
Denis G. Rancourt, PHD, researcher and tenured professor at the University of Ottawa spoke to his large compilation of randomized controlled studies and meta analysis and stated, masks don’t work in a viral respiratory illness endemic. As I search why masks are mandated, I continue to find theoretical or lab based findings that conclude with “the CDC recommends masks be worn in public.” Just as with every other mandate in this pandemic, we must ask for the clear evidence that overwhelms the vast amount of data concluding that mask mandates for the COVID-19 pandemic don’t work. Simply stating, “we’re following the science” without valid explanation does not work. As my 21-year-old, with a passion for bio-science told me, “truth should always be able to stand scientific critic, which leaves no place for censorship.”
The CDC has acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic “has profound psychological and social effects.” Biased reporting, isolating mandates, and restrictions from what brings richness to peoples lives have accelerated the negative impact our communities have endured. Domestic violence and child abuse is also reported to have increased significantly amongst the pandemic. I would personally rather live a shorter full life than stay alive in fear, not fully living. But the great news is, from the data discussed in this memo, I can do both. Shutdowns have created unrecoverable hardships for some small businesses, which leaves more and more of the population working for large firms or the government. Over the years, we have been conditioned away from self-reliance. We buy our processed and hormone or pesticide laden food from the grocery store and feel stuck sacrificing individual choice to corporate and governmental mandates to pay for the expenses and debts many of us have incurred. It is time to support small business, get out of debt, and to work our way back to self-reliance as individuals and communities.
Suzy Kassem stated in her book Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, “When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.” As mentioned in the beginning of this memo, we have been divided by race, politics, sexual orientation, occupation and now masks, vaccines and shutdowns. As a united voice, we are powerful. As a divided and fearful people, we are easily controlled. What does history say about what is happening in the world around us?
- Creating an environment for Prejudice: “unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding an ethnic, racial, social, or religious group”
- Scapegoating: blaming them for societal problems in Germany
- Discrimination: discriminatory laws were created to alienate the Jews
- Persecution: Jews were forced from their homes, valuables confiscated, lost businesses
How does this relate to us today?
- Shaming the unvaccinated and unmasked people who fail to “follow the science.” Those who speak up against mandates are attacked, lose jobs, and are slandered to discredit their statements.
- Those who are unvaccinated and unmasked are blamed for more shutdowns, mandates, “unnecessary deaths,” and overwhelmed hospitals.
- In corporate and governmental settings, those who are vaccinated can meet with one another, not subject themselves to weekly COVID-19 tests, receive financial incentives, and benefit from lower insurance premiums. Children who are vaccinated do not have to quarantine after a “COVID” exposure. Those who are not, do.
- With corporate and governmental mandates, those who choose not be be vaccinated, even if they have natural immunity are losing their jobs, which includes healthcare workers who have worked the entire pandemic. New York is already enforcing proof of vaccine to visit any indoor establishment. Business owners are fined if they do not enforce those mandates.
During a corporate sponsored review of the history of the racial divide in the United States, the videos talked about the divide between those with the money and the underprivileged. As the underprivileged began to unite, a strategic move was made by the government to divide the underprivileged through race. “Separate but equal,” Jim Crow Laws, Chinese Excise Tax, Greasers movements were instituted to divide the underprivileged by race. A campaign was waged that gave white Americans, just a little more to propagate this division with a resounding sentiment that “at least you’re not black, asian, or hispanic.” The same strategies are being used today, right now.
Whether we belong to the vaccinated class or the non-vaccinated class, the pro-mask community or the anti-mask community, we must stand united against censorship, an environment of prejudice, scapegoating, discrimination, and persecution. Whether it impacts us as individuals or only our neighbor, we as a people need to unite and speak up!
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