"Safe and effective" has been the mantra of doctors and public health agencies for decades, and if you were hesitant or even just wished for more information about vaccine ingredients, you were instantly labeled "anti-vax."
Though name-calling and censorship are not part of the scientific method, those with the power did not wish to engage in dialogue!
Now, however, all the world is focused on the making of the new vaccines, and their distribution among us. This page will follow reports and updates on the COVID-19 vaccines.
At Least 18 Cases of Apparent Heart Problems in Young People in CT After COVID-19 Vaccine...
At least 18 teens and young adults in Connecticut have shown symptoms of heart problems after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, acting health commissioner Dr. Deirdre Gifford said Monday
...."All of the cases that were reported to us were hospitalized, the vast majority for a couple of days," Gifford said at the governor's regular Monday COVID-19 news conference. Full article
Based on what's being seen, Seattle Children's Hospital has issued new recommendations:
From an article at VaccineImpact.com:
"Besides the recorded 2,050 deaths, there were 7,485 visits to Emergency Room doctors, 826 permanent disabilities, and 4450 hospitalizations.
"There are now 1,107 adverse events including 16 deaths reported following the third experimental COVID vaccine to be granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA at the end of February, the Johnson and Johnson Janssen COVID vaccine."
Two rebuttals to Geert Vanden Bossche's warnings of global catastrophe, both of them sounding credible.
First, Dr. Yeadon & a colleague, from deep inside this article:
"... We know that the mutation rate in SARS-CoV-2 is slower than other RNA viruses because it benefits from a proofreading enzyme which limits potentially lethal copying errors. To date, these mutations have caused changes in less than 0.3% of the entire virus sequence. All variants are therefore currently 99.7% similar to the original Wuhan viral sequence. ...
"Natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is gained in the immune system by the body ‘cutting up’ the virus into hundreds of pieces. Multiple pieces are used to develop a suitably diverse immune response to many parts of the virus. Specialised immune cells will launch an immune response if exposed to the same ‘learned’ viral fragment in the future. Prior immunity gained from the original SARS-CoV-2 should work perfectly well against any new ‘mutant variant’, given the 99.7% sequence similarity. " From "How Broad is COVID Immunity?"
Second, a journalist with a science background questions Geert VB's conflicts of interest, at The Defender.
Listen here to his initial interview, and The HighWire's summation of that interview, and a very easy to understand commentary on the interview by Dr. Vernon Coleman of the U.K. Then go visit Geert VB's website, where he has multiple papers and charts.
"Tragically, by giving the vaccine to millions, we're teaching the virus how to mutate..." says Dr. Vernon Coleman. He says Dr. V-B says the jabs make the body produce specific antibodies which COMPETE with the body's own non-specific antibodies. The body's normal antibodies or mechanisms, are SUPPRESSED, because the new specific antibodies just take over. And they're permanent; they're there forever... Vaccinees' bodies are exclusively geared to defend against the original form of the virus, all the while it is mutating.
"Israel's parliament passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities...
"The objective of the measure -- valid for three months or until the Covid-19 pandemic is declared over -- is "to enable these bodies to encourage people to vaccinate by personally addressing them"...
We know how these "TEMPORARY MEASURES" work out. Remember "two weeks to flatten the curve"? Visit the article or watch Pam Popper's video at left, starting at 2:20 minutes in.
The UK media is reporting this morning that as many as 200,000 staff working in the National health Service have refused a jab or have indicated that they will not take one.
Rather than try to ascertain why so may health workers are reluctant to take it, the media is instead asking whether or not the staff can be compelled to have a vaccine. The media has dubbed this “no jab, no job.” No reporter in the UK’s mainstream media has dared to ask the only question that matters, that is, what do they know? Read full article
Mandating this experimental vaccine is a violation of federal law, as the article below discusses at length. All of the COVID-19 vaccines are still issued as "Emergency Use Authorization", which means they cannot be required.
"Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is making it mandatory for all new employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination series. That includes new hires, contractors on location, and students/learners, such as those completing internships or practicums...
"The new order was issued by SEARHC administration and is effective immediately..."
Are state governments and private employers about to mandate COVID-19 vaccines?
Fortunately, because the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are emergency use products, and as such, not fully licensed, the law is clear: States may not mandate the vaccines, and private entities do so at the peril of violating federal law.
What about private employers?
A private party, such as an employer, school or hospital, cannot circumvent the EUA law. For example, this Fact Sheet approved last month by the FDA for the Pfizer vaccine states:
“It is your choice to receive or not receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Should you decide not to receive it, it will not change your standard medical care.”
The previously referenced section of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act governing medical products approved for emergency states that the FDA-approved fact sheet must state “the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product.”
Nowhere in the fact sheet does it specify that a person may be fired from their employment, denied education, disciplined or otherwise discriminated against for refusal.
...Indeed, the EUA law preventing mandates is so explicit that we found only one precedent case regarding an attempt to mandate an EUA vaccine, and the court held that the vaccine could not be mandated, even to people in the military. In Doe #1 v. Rumsfeld, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5573 (D.D.C. Apr. 6, 2005).
In that case, six soldiers challenged the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), which at the time mandated EUA anthrax vaccines, often leading to what has been called Gulf War Syndrome. Six soldiers sued DOD to refuse vaccination and won. A federal court held that because the anthrax vaccine was an EUA product, the soldiers had the right to accept or refuse vaccination.
It’s a solid precedent showing that because a federal court upheld soldiers’ rights to decline EUA vaccines, it’s likely that courts would uphold employees’ rights to refuse EUA vaccines as well. Read full article
"...Using data straight from the CDC’s own VAERS reporting system we noted* that at least five Alaskans died shortly after receiving the COVID vaccine, and 111 Alaskans suffered adverse reactions after getting the shot between December and January. Our story provided direct links to every statement. While we noted that the deaths and adverse reactions occurred shortly after Alaskans received the vaccine, we did not take the next step and conclude that there was a direct relation. We don’t know this for certain, so we didn’t say.
"...Well, the Anchorage Daily News and state health officials took issue with the article." Read full article
The outbreak was first declared on Tuesday, January 5, with 60 per cent of its residents testing positive for the disease, according to sources.
Within three weeks, 22 people had died - over one-third of the home's residents.
It is understood the outbreak started as residents began to have their first coronavirus vaccines. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency (MHRA) said there was no suggestion the vaccine was responsible for the deaths.
A spokesperson for the MHRA said they were saddened by the deaths but said they were not linked to the vaccine patients might have received, saying: “We are saddened to hear about any deaths which have occurred since receiving COVID-19 vaccination. However, our surveillance does not suggest that the COVID-19 vaccines have contributed to any deaths.
“It is not unexpected that some of these people may naturally fall ill due to their age or underlying conditions shortly after being vaccinated, without the vaccine playing any role in that.
"We have robust surveillance systems in place to rapidly review all reports of suspected side effects to determine whether these are possible new risks, or coincidental.” Full article
The numbers reflect the latest data available as of Jan. 22 from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website.
Of the 329 reported deaths, 285 were from the U.S., and 44 were from other countries.
The average age of those who died was 76.5.
As of Jan. 22, 329 deaths — a subset of 9,845 total adverse events — had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following COVID-19 vaccinations. VAERS is the primary mechanism for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before confirmation can be made that an adverse event was linked to a vaccine.
Write-up: I was 28 weeks and 5 days pregnant when I received the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine. Two days later (12/25/2020 in the afternoon), I noticed decreased motion of the baby. The baby was found to not have a heartbeat in the early am on 12/26/2020 and I delivered a 2lb 7oz nonviable female fetus at 29 weeks gestation. I was 35 years old at the time of the fetal demise and the only pregnancy history for this pregnancy included a velamentous cord insertion that was being closely monitored by a high risk OB. My estimated due was March 12, 2021. Read full report
By Children's Health Defense Team
The Florida Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the death of a Florida doctor who died Jan. 3 from a rare autoimmune disorder he developed on Dec. 21, three days after receiving Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.
...Heidi Neckelmann, the wife of Dr. Gregory Michael, said that in her mind, her 56-year-old husband’s death was “100% linked” to the vaccine.
Dr. Jerry L. Spivak, an expert on blood disorders at Johns Hopkins University, told the New York Times Tuesday that he believes “it is a medical certainty” that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine caused the death of Dr. Gregory Michael. Read more
The COVID Vaccines – part 2 – UPDATED, 12/28/20
By Dr Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
When the coronavirus vaccine is injected, the mRNA contains “instructions” for building the spike protein that has been identified on the surface of the SARS-CoV2 virus. The cell’s reverse transcriptase enzymes are called into action, leading to the mass production of the spike (S) protein, the protein thought to play a vital role in its infectivity.
However, is this a good thing? Full article
by Katherine J. Wu, New York Times
Britain seems to be making up the rules as they go!
"Amid a sputtering vaccine rollout and fears of a new and potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, Britain has quietly updated its vaccination playbook to allow for a mix-and-match vaccine regimen. If a second dose of the vaccine a patient originally received isn’t available, or if the manufacturer of the first shot isn’t known, another vaccine may be substituted, health officials said.
The new guidance contradicts guidelines in the United States, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that the authorized Covid-19 vaccines “are not interchangeable,” and that “the safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.”
"Some scientists say Britain is gambling with its new guidance.
"If a second dose of one vaccine isn’t available, another may be substituted, according to the guidelines." Full article
"A NURSE IN California tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving Pfizer Inc's vaccine, an ABC News affiliate reported on Tuesday, but a medical expert said the body needs more time to build up protection.
"Matthew W., 45, a nurse at two different local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received the Pfizer vaccine, telling the ABC News affiliate that his arm was sore for a day but that he had suffered no other side-effects.
"Six days later on Christmas Eve, he became sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit, the report added. He got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue." Read more
"CDC emphasizes that it believes both of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use are safe and effective.
"The agency is keeping a close eye out for adverse events.
"The agency's "V-safe active surveillance program," which allows for patients to voluntarily, directly report adverse events outside of the normal VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), reports that a total of 215,362 people had received their first dose of vaccine as of December 18.
"Of that number, 5,052 or 2.3% were reported to have an unspecified "health impact event" defined by CDC as serious enough that they were "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional." Full article
by Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN
"Another day, another story about a healthcare worker suffering a “severe allergic reaction” after receiving Pfizer’s COVID vaccine — this time, in New York. The report follows the news Children’s Health Defense (CHD) has been covering about similar severe reactions, first in the UK, then in Alaska and Illinois.
"In light of these events, and because CHD (ChildrensHealthDefense) previously warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), about the potential for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to cause anaphylactic reactions, we have some questions we’d like Fauci and the FDA to answer.
"1. Why didn’t the FDA’s Center for Biological Evaluation and Research require Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to conduct immunogenicity testing on their COVID-19 vaccines for anti-drug antibodies as recommended in the agencies’ own guidelines for drug development during clinical trials? ...
" ...However, despite the FDA’s own guidance recommending that information about immunogenicity be included on the vaccine package inserts, no such information is included on either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine inserts.
The agency acknowledged the reactions may have been caused by PEG, a compound in the Pfizer vaccine that CHD previously told the FDA could put millions of people at risk...
"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CHD chairman and chief legal counsel, said: “As we told the FDA in September, studies show that one in seven Americans may unknowingly be at risk of experiencing an allergic reaction to PEG.”
“'At the very least, everyone should be screened for anti-PEG antibodies before getting the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines,” Kennedy said. “It is unconscionable that instead, the FDA and CDC are encouraging people to go ahead and risk a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction and just assume that someone will be on hand to save them.'” Full article
..."The Fairbanks worker started to show what hospital officials described as “traditional anaphylactic symptoms,” including tongue swelling, hoarse voice and difficulty breathing, roughly 10 minutes after getting vaccinated, Foundation Health Partners spokeswoman Kelly Atlee wrote in an emailed release Friday morning." Full article
“He was taken to the Emergency Department and administered epinephrine, Pepcid and Benadryl,” the hospital explained, adding that the man felt “completely back to normal within an hour and was released.” Read more
"Clinics in Alaska will continue with the vaccines as planned, the state said with more clinics coming on board this week at hospitals around the state." Read more
Jun 08, 21 03:23 AM
Vaccine injury - many doctors think it doesn't happen. They now consider seizures almost a rite of passage - but years ago they were rare, not common.
Jun 07, 21 11:10 PM
COVID-19 perspectives from countries around the world. Experts do disagree.
May 31, 21 02:09 PM
Public Health - our best & brightest? Are they saviours, or bunglers?