According to a March 2022 report released by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Finland has shown that there have been zero COVID deaths in young people throughout the entire pandemic. Only 26 percent of children ages 5-11 and 80 percent of children ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Children under 12 were never masked and only 9 percent of children ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated.
This data correlates with other data across the globe. Children are at the lowest risk from COVID, at least not anymore at risk from other common viruses like the flu, many of which are actually some type of coronavirus.
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A study published at the end of 2021 provided the following numbers regarding kids and COVID in Germany:
For healthy kids, the risk of going to the hospital is 51 per 100,000
For healthy kids, the risk of going to the ICU is 8 per 100,000
For healthy kids, the risk of death is 3 per 1,000,000 with no deaths reported in kids older than 5
Kids 5 to 11 have a lower risk than kids <5 and adolescents 12 to 17
Kids 5 to 11 have a risk of going to the ICU of 2 in 100,000; 0 died
Early on in the pandemic Jonas F. Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute, published research showing that out of nearly 2 million school children, zero died from COVID despite no lockdowns, school closings or mask mandates during the first wave of the pandemic. After he published his research he was bombarded with an onslaught of intimidating comments. As a result Ludvigsson quit his research which led the Swedish government to strengthen their laws on academic freedom.
Even during thes Delta wave, the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that while the Delta variant is infecting more children, it is not causing increased disease severity. They also found that 0.1-1.9% of their child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalizations, and 0.00-0.03% of all child COVID-19 case resulted in death.
We already know that the majority of people at risk from COVID are those with multiple other underlying health issues. In the United States, approximately 95 percent of people who have died with COVID have had an average of four other underlying causes listed on their death certificates. In England and Wales, only 6,183 in the region can be attributed solely to COVID from the beginning of 2020 up until the end of Sept 2021
From Dec 2020-Jan 2022 only 10% of children 0-18 hospitalized with COVID actually had severe COVID. 56% were incidental infections. This gives more context to “COVID hospitalizations” as does the fact that throughout the pandemic, many “COVID hospitalizations” weren’t actually hospitalizations for COVID.
Why have legacy media and government affiliated scientists ridiculed these sentiments throughout the entire pandemic? Why have they been ignored and not considered when it comes to health policy?
All of these facts beg the question, was COVID used and politically weaponized by those who put profit and their desire for total population control? Or have the interventions and measures that were and have been put in place really from a place of good will? It seems many of these interventions may even be considered for the next pandemic, which is something that’s already being discussed by the likes of Bill Gates and others.
Pfizer hired 600 employees in the months after its COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization in the United States due to the “large increase” of reports of side effects linked to the vaccine, according to a recently released company document. The FDA is required to release a certain number of vaccine-related Pfizer documents each month as the result of a February court ruling.
Pfizer has “taken multiple actions to help alleviate the large increase of adverse event reports,” according to the unredacted document. “This includes significant technology enhancements, and process and workflow solutions, as well as increasing the number of data entry and case processing colleagues.”
According to the document, Pfizer had recorded 42,086 case reports (25,379 medically confirmed and 16,707 non-medically confirmed) across 158,893 events as of February 28, 2021. When breaking this figure down further, Pfizer recorded 1,403 cardiovascular Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESIs), amounting to 3.3% of the adverse events data set. The full unredacted document contains information on all recorded AESIs that were recorded as of its creation last year.
The analysis of adverse event reports was previously disclosed to the health transparency group, but certain portions were redacted. Among the redacted information was the number of workers Pfizer hired in order to deal with the increase adverse event reports.
“We asked that the redactions on page 6 of this report be lifted and the FDA agreed without providing an explanation,” Aaron Siri, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, told The Epoch Times in a statement. The redactions had been made under (b) (4) of the Freedom of Information Act, which lets agencies “withhold trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential.”
The Pfizer document further revealed that approximately 126,212,580 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine had been shipped worldwide as of last February, though it is unclear how many of those doses had been administered. Prior to the court order, the FDA wanted to keep the documents sealed for at least 55 years.
Kansas state senators passed a bill early Thursday that would authorize the prescriptions of off-label drugs for Covid-19 treatment, such as Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. The bill also exempts children from being vaccinated if “such immunizations would violate sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Senate Sub. for HB 2280, as amended, concerns prescribing and dispensing of drugs for off-label use and religious exemptions for childhood vaccines, the bill stated.
The bill was passed with 21 voted yes, and 16 voted no.
The Senate worked on a host of bills into the early morning hours in a marathon session. The off-label drug bill, HB 2280, passed 21-16 shortly before 1:30 a.m.
“Thousands of Kansans and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died because of this propaganda that shut down early treatment,” said Sen. Mark Steffen, R-Hutchinson. “I fully believe that this passage of this bill through the Senate will gain national attention and help be a very important part of getting the care to the people who need it.”
The bill would allow doctors to prescribe ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and any other FDA-approved drug that isn’t a controlled substance for an off-label use to prevent or treat COVID-19.
It further requires pharmacists to fill the prescriptions, removing their professional discretion to refuse to fill a prescription, unless they find a reason other than the connection to COVID-19.
“With this provision, a doctor can write a prescription for abortion medication under the guise of COVID, and the pharmacist must fill it,” said Cindy Holscher, D-Overland Park, who opposed the bill.
Another piece protects doctors from board of healing arts investigations connected to the pandemic, prohibiting any “recommendation, prescription, use or opinion” on COVID-19 treatments from being considered unprofessional conduct.
The bill also expands existing religious exemptions for childhood wellness vaccines at schools and day cares. It effectively creates a new exemption where any parent can claim a moral or ethical exemption to any youth vaccinations.
Three pathologists have published a piece in the journal, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine regarding their examination of autopsies conducted of two teenage boys who died days after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. According to the three pathologists, two of whom are medical examiners, ”The myocardial injury seen in these post-vaccine hearts is different from typical myocarditis.”
These were healthy children, with no evidence of active or previous COVID-19 infection. They also had toxicology screens showing no poisons or drugs present in their bodies.
Instead of observations seen with normal myocarditis injury, the authors explain the injury as “closely resembling a catecholamine-mediated stress (toxic) cardiomyopathy.”
“The microscopic findings are not the alterations seen with typical myocarditis. This suggest a role for cytokine storm which may occur with an excessive inflammatory response.”
Autopsy Histopathologic Cardiac Findings in Two Adolescents Following the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
The idea that these injuries could be a result of a natural COVID infection was thus ruled out. They explain that “there are areas of contraction bands and hypereosinophilic myocytes distinct from the inflammation that’s seen with typical myocarditis.”
The type of injuries these two boys suffered is also called ‘neurogenic myocardial injury’ or ‘broken heart syndrome.’
“This injury pattern is instead similar to what is seen in the myocardium of patients who are clinically diagnosed with Takotsubo, toxic, or ‘stress’ cardiomyopathy, which is a temporary myocardial injury that can develop in patients with extreme physical, chemical, or sometimes emotional stressors.”
Autopsy Histopathologic Cardiac Findings in Two Adolescents Following the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
Their injuries were a result of a reaction to something, in this case it seems pretty clear that these deaths were vaccine-induced.
“This post-vaccine reaction may represent an overly exuberant immune response and the myocardial injury is mediated by similar immune mechanisms as described with SARS-COV-2 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) cytokine storms.”
Autopsy Histopathologic Cardiac Findings in Two Adolescents Following the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
The next question is, are these types of injuries really as rare as federal health regulatory agencies claim? The citizenry has been assured that the risks of serious adverse reactions to COVID vaccines are far less than the risk of serious reactions to COVID itself. But is this true for children? Multiple countries have reported zero COVID deaths in children throughout this pandemic, like Germany and Sweden for example. Others have reported similar numbers on par with the flu, and the survival rate for children has been estimated to be nearly 100 percent.
These are a few of many reasons why some countries, like Norway, do not recommend these vaccines for children.
Furthermore, how effective can a vaccine be for children if their survival rate is already so high, and their chances of hospitalization so low? The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine against Omicron “declined rapidly for children, particularly those 5-11 years,” according to a study released Feb 28, 2022. It was found to be only 12 percent effective.
A 2021 study out of the University of California used VAERS to show the risk of myocarditis for teenage boys in the 12-15 age group is at least six times greater after two doses of the Pfizer vaccine than being hospitalized for COVID. Another one published in Nature Medicine suggested the same.
Has an appropriate cost/benefit analysis been done with regards to the rare risk of vaccine injury compared to the rare risk of injury from a COVID infection for children?
There are multiple reports of serious reactions to COVID vaccines that have been reported in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). This includes approximately 24,000 deaths ad 44,000 permanent disabilities since their rollout. But the CDC continues to assure the public that “Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem.”
Well, do they (the vaccine injury reports) or don’t they cause health problems? Are they properly looked into or not? How can we determine if vaccine injury reports did or didn’t and are appropriate measures being taken by these federal health regulatory agencies to dive in deeper into these cases?
Approximately 50 percent of vaccine injuries reported to VAERS in the last 30 years are all from COVID vaccines. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence of people sharing what they perceive to be their COVID vaccine-induced injuries has exploded on social media. There are multiple examples, Jab Injuries Australia is one of them, Jab Injuries Canada is another.
Below are a few examples of reports submitted to VAERS in context with the autopsy examination analyzed in this article.
A recent death involved a 12-year-old girl (VAERS I.D. 1784945) who died from a respiratory tract hemorrhage 22 days after receiving her first Pfizer product dose. Another recent death is the case of a 16-year-old girl (VAERS I.D. 1694568) who died of pulmonary embolism 9 days after a Pfizer product dose (whether it was the first or second is unknown).
Yet another recent death was that of a 15-year-old boy who died six days after receiving his first dose of Pfizer product. The VAERS report (I.D. 1764974) states that the previously healthy teen ‘was in his usual state of good health. Five days after the vaccine, he complained of shoulder pain. He was playing with 2 friends at a community pond, swinging from a rope swing, flipping in the air, and landing in the water feet first. He surfaced, laughed, told his friends “Wow, that hurt!”, then swam towards the shore, underwater as was his usual routine. The friends became worried when he did not reemerge.
His body was retrieved by local authorities more than an hour later.’ The autopsy revealed ‘small foci of myocardial inflammation, an adverse effect of these COVID products commonly found among children and youth, particularly young men.
People, journalists, doctors and scientists who have brought up vaccine safety and efficacy concerns throughout this pandemic have been censored, vilified and labeled as “conspiracy theorists” by governments and legacy media.
That’s not a good look for inspiring confidence in COVID vaccines. What would be more effective would simply be an open discussion, and addressing these concerns that have been brought up. They continue to remain unacknowledged within the mainstream and therefore those who rely on legacy media sources for information remain completely unaware.
The World Health Organization has signed a contract with Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) subsidiary T-Systems to build a software solution for global electronic verification of coronavirus certificates, the telecoms company said.
The QR code-based software solution will be used for other vaccinations as well, such as polio or yellow fever, T-Systems said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the WHO would support its 194 member states in building national and regional verification technology.
The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Health is a strategic growth area for T-Systems,” said T-Systems Chief Executive Officer Adel Al-Saleh.
T-Systems previously worked with SAP (SAPG.DE) to develop Germany’s Corona-Warn-App tracing and verification app and a Europe-wide digital COVID-19 vaccine verification system.
The article below by Dr. Joseph Mercola dives into the bombshell. I suggest reading it all the way through, watching the videos, and sharing if your situation allows you to be so bold.
Embalmers Find Veins and Arteries Filled With Rubbery Clots
Richard Hirschman, a board-certified embalmer, has been finding “strange clots” in the bodies of the deceased since the rollout of COVID-19 shots
Hirschman describes, and has photographed, unnatural, fibrous clots that are filling vessels and veins, making it difficult for embalming to occur; his colleagues have had similar experiences finding the fibrous clots
Many of those affected were said to have died from a heart attack or stroke
Since November, Hirschman states that more than 50% of the bodies he embalms are affected by the strange clots
If you’ve been injected, consider fibrinolytic enzymes on an empty stomach, which digest the fibrin that leads to blood clots, strokes and pulmonary embolisms
Richard Hirschman, a board-certified embalmer and funeral director with more than 20 years of experience, has come forward with some mysterious and disturbing findings. In the time period since COVID-19 shots were rolled out, starting around the middle of 2021, Hirschman states that he’s been finding “strange clots” in the bodies of the deceased.
In a worldwide exclusive interview with the Dr. Jane Ruby Show, Hirschman describes unnatural, fibrous clots that are filling vessels, making it difficult for embalming to occur.1 In the video above, you can view the long, rubbery clots firsthand. Warning: Some of the photos are graphic. “I’ve seen a handful of these,” Hirschman says, referring to a clot he pulled from a body’s groin area, which is nearly the length of the leg.
The clot was so alarming that Hirschman snapped a photo, explaining that he thought, “I’ve got to take a picture of this because nobody is going to believe what this looks like.” At the time of the photo, he had already pulled out a few other similarly large clots from other bodies.2
Hirschman’s observations have been confirmed by colleagues, including Cary Watkins, who has more than 50 years of embalming experience. Not only does Watkins know Hirschman personally, but he said he is a credible embalmer. Watkins witnessed Hirschman remove the strange clots from a body and said he has never seen any clots like them in his five-decade career.3
Strange White, Fibrous Clots: It ‘Just Isn’t Normal’
Steve Kirsch is doing a great job of compiling loads of information to refute the mainstream media’s narrative. If you are interested in learning the latest about COVID you need to subscribe to his free Substack Newsletter. The two video interviews in this section are a good example of the type of content you will receive when you subscribe.
“When I do the embalming, I have to go into the vein. And in order for the embalming process, I have to allow blood to be drained. So I actually pulled this huge, long clot — fibrous looking clot — out prior to an embalming,” Hirschman said.4
The beginning of the clot, which resembles a white, rubbery worm, appears red and like a normal clot. But the majority of the clot is different; it’s composed of a white, fibrous material. “It just isn’t normal,” he said, adding:5
“Typically, a blood clot is smooth; it’s blood that has coagulated together. But when you squeeze it, or touch it or try to pick it up, it generally falls apart … you can almost squeeze it between your fingers and get it back to blood again. But this white fibrous stuff is pretty strong. It’s not weak at all. You can manipulate it, it’s very pliable. It’s not hard … it is not normal. I don’t know how anybody can live with something like this inside of them.”
The person from whom the long clot in the video was pulled had received COVID-19 shots but contracted COVID-19 anyway. They were released from a hospital after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2, but died a few days later — “probably because he was full of blood clots,” Hirschman said.6
He also had information from a reliable source that family members were upset because the man had been released from the hospital despite still feeling sick, including suffering from difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
A second photo in the video shows what the clots looked like once Hirschman rinsed them off. “To get a view of what’s inside of this, I could literally rinse these clots, rub the blood off of them, and this white stuff holds strong. It does not dissolve. You can break it, but it’s stretchy.”7 When he spoke with his colleagues, they confided that they’re also seeing the same thing.
Another unusual aspect of the clots is that they’re being found in both veins and arteries. Typically, clots aren’t found in arteries unless a person has been dead for several days, which wasn’t the case when Hirschman found them.
‘It Looks Like Heartworms for People’
Hirschman and a colleague have pulled numerous fibrous strings from bodies — a phenomenon that he hasn’t seen before in his 20-plus year career. He described them as resembling worms while a colleague said, “It looks like heartworms for people.” However, these are not worms or parasites. As Hirschman said, he never saw one move. In a commentary, Dr. Robert Jay Rowen explained:8
“I watched this video and it is frightening. This undertaker could not withdraw blood from leg veins to inject formaldehyde to preserve the body. He explored and not only found clots, which can be natural, but at the end of the clot he found dense white stringy material he described as shaped like a worm, but I don’t want you to be misled that there could be a parasite.
It looked like a twisted rope. You won’t believe this unless you see it. Worse, he found a few in arteries which should never have anything like it due to high flow. His colleagues are reporting similar findings to him since COVID vaccine advent.”
Hirschman said that January 2021 was the busiest he’s been in his career, which happened to coincide with the rollout of COVID-19 shots. He didn’t see the white “wormy” structures right away, but as he’s now seeing it increasingly often, he’s become concerned for the future.
Many of those affected were said to have died from a heart attack or stroke. “Most people will not see what I see. Doctors, when they draw blood, they cannot see this stuff.” Hirschman intends to have the substance chemically analyzed, adding it’s become so common that if he embalms four bodies in a day, two of them will have the fibrous clots.
Majority of Bodies Now Affected
Since November, Hirschman states that more than 50% of the bodies he embalms are affected by the strange clots, and the trend appears to be on the rise:9
“If this is caused by the vaccine, which my gut is telling me it is — I can’t prove that — if it is caused by the vaccine, imagine the amount of people that will be dying in the future, because people can’t live with this kind of substance floating around in their vessels.
And it’s amazing how many people are dying of heart attack and stroke lately. If one of these small, fibrous tissues gets up into the brain, they’re going to have a stroke. If it gets into your heart, it’s going to lead you to a heart attack.”
One individual in his 50s, who Hirschman embalmed, died of a heart attack and had the white, fibrous clots. His wallet was on him, and as Hirschman checked for personal effects, he noticed the man’s COVID-19 vaccine card there.
“He has been super busy with his embalming business since the vaccine rollout,” Rowen said. “He never saw it before 2020 in 20 years of work. He doesn’t know if they all were vaccinated. The rate of this occurrence seems to be increasing in the past few months from 50% to 80% of the bodies.”10
In the last month, Hirschman said, out of 35 people he embalmed, 24 had the clots. He’s hesitant to reveal the findings to family members of the victims, as he doesn’t want to start a panic. However, if the composition of the fibrous material can be uncovered, he’s hopeful that something could be done to stave off the damage and save people’s lives.
Shots Double Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Rare blood clots continue to be reported as adverse reactions to COVID-19 shots.11 In one example, 17-year-old Everest Romney received his first dose of the Pfizer shot, and experienced extreme swelling in his arm and neck that night.12 Two days later, the previously healthy athlete was unable to lift his head due to the pain and swelling. A pediatrician dismissed the concerns, blaming them on a sports injury.
His mother insisted on a CT scan, which revealed a blood clot inside his jugular vein on the same side he got the shot. Rare blood clots in his brain were also later revealed. He ended up in the ICU, where doctors still refused to acknowledge that the clots could be linked to the shot.
A study published in the November 16, 2021, issue of the journal Circulation is also especially relevant given Hirschman’s testimony. The study concluded that “the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.”
People who had been jabbed more than doubled their risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term that includes not only heart attacks, but also a range of other conditions involving abruptly reduced blood flow to your heart. Signs and symptoms of ACS typically begin very suddenly and include:13
Chest pain/discomfort, often described as aching, pressure, tightness or burning sensations
Pain that radiates from your chest to your shoulders, arms, upper abdomen, back, neck and/or jaw
Nausea and/or vomiting
Shortness of breath
Sudden heavy sweating
Lightheadedness, dizziness and/or fainting
Unusual or inexplicable fatigue
Patients who received a two-dose regimen of mRNA more than doubled their five-year ACS risk, driving it from an average of 11% to 25%. In a November 21, 2021, tweet, cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra wrote:14
“Extraordinary, disturbing, upsetting. We now have evidence of a plausible biological mechanism of how mRNA vaccine may be contributing to increased cardiac events. The abstract is published in the highest impact cardiology journal so we must take these findings very seriously.”
Fibrinolytic Enzymes May Help
If you’ve received a COVID-19 injection and are suffering from any shot-induced symptoms, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group’s (FLCCC) I-RECOVER15 protocol for long-haul COVID syndrome has been used to treat shot-induced symptoms with similar success.
The protocol can be downloaded in full,16 and gives you step-by-step instructions on how to treat long-haul COVID syndrome and/or reactions from COVID-19 injections. Further, if you’ve been injected and want to reduce your risk of any potential complications, there are a few basic strategies I would advise.
Make certain you measure your vitamin D level and take enough vitamin D orally (typically about 8,000 units/day for most adults) and/or get sensible sun exposure to make sure your level is 60 to 80 ng/ml (150 to 2000 nmol/l).
Eliminate all vegetable (seed) oils in your diet, which involves eliminating nearly all processed foods and most meals in restaurants unless you can be sure the chef is cooking only with butter. Avoid any sauces or salad dressings in restaurants, as they are loaded with seed oils. Also avoid chicken and pork, as they are rich in linoleic acid, the omega-6 fat that nearly everyone consumes far too much of and contributes to oxidative stress that causes heart disease.
Consider taking around 500 milligrams a day of NAC, as it helps prevent blood clots and is a precursor for your body to produce the important antioxidant glutathione.
Hirschman recommended daily aspirin, but consider fibrinolytic enzymes instead, which digest the fibrin that leads to blood clots, strokes and pulmonary embolisms. The dose is typically two, twice a day, but must be taken on an empty stomach, either an hour before or two hours after a meal. Otherwise, the enzymes will digest your food and not the fibrin in the blood clot.
For even more options, the World Council for Health, a worldwide coalition of health-focused organizations and civil society groups that seek to broaden public health knowledge, has released a spike protein detox guide full of natural remedies that may help support your health.17
Last year, Pfizer has withdrawn its application for emergency-use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine in India. The company failed to meet India’s demand for a local safety and immunogenicity study. Furthermore, India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has stated concerns of side effects resulting from the vaccine abroad.
As of today, vaccine injury reports have been a common theme throughout this pandemic. By Oct 15, 2021, adverse events reported worldwide passed 2,344,240 for COVID vaccines in the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting system VigiAccess. These include serious adverse reactions like deaths, permanent disabilities, hospitalizations and emergency room visits to very mild reactions as well. Approximately 50 percent of vaccine injuries reported to VAERS in the last 30 years are all from COVID vaccines. Documents released in November show Pfizer was aware of over 50K serious COVID vaccine reactions within months of distribution.
India’s decision meant that the shot would not be available for sale in one of the most populous countries. India is running their immunization campaign using other products. The studies used to approve the Pfizer shot in other countries, like the United States and Germany for example, were not enough for India’s drug regulatory agency.
Pfizer said in a statement to Reuters approximately one year ago.
Based on the deliberations at the meeting and our understanding of additional information that the regulator may need, the company has decided to withdraw its application at this time.
The Indian government declined to meet Pfizer and Moderna’s requests for legal protection over any side-effects from the use of their shots. Pfizer and Moderna trying to gain freedom from legal liability in India was no surprise. What is surprising is that the Indian government denied this request when vaccine manufacturers are already liability-free in multiple countries like the US & Canada.
Indemnifying vaccine makers from liability has been a common theme throughout this pandemic. It allows manufacturers to get their products on the market faster, but it’s also a troublesome thought that there is no legal incentive for these companies to create safe vaccines and really vet their products.
In 1986 The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was created in the United States.
The VICP was established after lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and healthcare providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce vaccination rates.
This act, like the one recently established in Canada, also protects manufacturers from liability regarding adverse reactions and serious adverse reactions like death. It also uses taxpayer money to pay victims.
The VICP has paid out more than $4 billion dollars due to vaccine injuries. Since 2015, the program has paid out an average total of $216 million divided by around 615 claimants each year.
Those injured by COVID vaccines, however, are not eligible to go through the VICP because the shots are being rolled out under emergency use authorization. As long as vaccines are approved for emergency use in the United States, those injured by them have nowhere to turn.
Nobody can be held accountable, neither the pharmaceutical companies nor the government.
This does not mean that the vaccines being used in India are more safe and effective. The potential consequences and lack of effectiveness are, at least, clearly outlined by the Indian government. It’s called the Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine, and you can learn more about it here if interested. They also recently approved a single-dose vaccine.
As far at those who remain unjabbed, they do so due to a variety of reasons. Vaccine injury concerns, their low chances of death and hospitalization from COVID, and if they don’t have multiple underlying health conditions (given the fact that an overwhelming majority of people who have died with COVID also have an average of four other causes listed on their death certificate). Another big one would be that they want to reap the benefits of natural immunity.
A Jan. 19 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed natural immunity against COVID was at least three times as effective as vaccination alone at preventing people from becoming infected with the Delta variant.
Overall, the study showed natural immunity outperformed vaccine immunity when it came to preventing infection and hospitalization from Delta.
The results contradicted a previous CDC study, published in August 2021, which concluded vaccination was better than natural immunity. The CDC issued a media statement about the August study, which was widely covered by mainstream press.
When a much larger Israeli study was published two weeks later, finding the opposite, the CDC did not offer any comment or analysis on the new data.
“The CDC is now finally revising its position five months later,” said Dr. Madhava Setty, senior science editor for The Defender. “This is a major problem with the CDC and its data. They have been opaque and late to the game from the beginning.”
Are vaccines interfering with natural immunity?
The latest CDC study examined four categories of people in California and New York between May and November 2021: unvaccinated and vaccinated who survived a previous COVID infection, and unvaccinated and vaccinated who had never been infected.
While the highest case rates were among those who had neither previous exposure nor vaccination, the outcomes with Delta for those who were unvaccinated but previously exposed were substantially better than for those whose immunity came from vaccination alone.
Unvaccinated, recovered individuals had infection rates 14.7 (N.Y.) to 29 (Calif.) times lower than those who had no immunity, while the vaccinated who had no prior COVID exposure had rates 4.5 (N.Y.) to 6.2 (Calif.) lower than those without any immunity.
The results were similar for hospitalization: Those with natural immunity were 2- 6 times less likely to be hospitalized than those with vaccinated immunity alone.
Additionally, the week-by-week hospitalization risk data often showed natural immunity registering lower risk rates than even hybrid immunity (vaccination plus prior recovery from COVID).
During the last three months of the study (Sept. 4 to Nov. 13), the hazard rate of hospitalization for those with natural immunity was typically 20 or more points lower than the hazard rates for those with hybrid immunity.
The report did not offer cumulative, comparative data on hospitalization rates.
“This is potentially a concerning finding in that it suggests the vaccine could be interfering with natural immunity,” Setty said.
“Case rates were initially lowest among vaccinated persons without a previous COVID-19 diagnosis; however, after emergence of the Delta variant and over the course of time, incidence increased sharply in this group [those with vaccinated immunity], but only slightly among both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons with previously diagnosed COVID-19.”
The CDC cautioned the data in question measured results only against the Delta variant and Omicron may present new challenges that could alter the comparison of natural immunity to vaccination.
The authors also emphasized that data clearly indicated the unvaccinated without prior exposure had the highest infection and hospitalization rates.
Why aren’t we doing ‘gold standard’ testing on natural immunity?
Analyzing the data on his YouTube channel, Dr. Vinay Prasad, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California — San Francisco said:
‘This finally confirms something that a lot of people have known to be true and is supported by Israeli data — but there’s been a lot of fragmentary data on this question — which is: If you have had COVID-19 and recovered, your probability of catching the virus again and getting so sick you require hospitalization is very, very, very low.
“Biden administration officials and some public health experts, including CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, have repeatedly dismissed the value of natural immunity against COVID-19.”
In fact, the more recent study of people in New York and California is only the latest to indicate that recovery from prior infection can at least rival, if not surpass, immunity provided by vaccination alone.
In December, a South African study found Omicron provided robust immunity against both reinfection and exposure to the Delta strain, and last fall a major study found natural COVID immunity provided 6-13 times better defense against Delta than the Pfizer vaccine.
Summing up his analysis, Prasad praised the CDC study for looking at “clinically relevant endpoints,” but added:
“What would be even better, would be to run randomized control trials in every single one of these groups randomized to different doses and different strategies of vaccination … to have enough power in these randomized control trials to see interaction by age or comorbidity.
“That would be the gold standard, and, in fact, companies have a lot of money and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] could have compelled them to do that, but instead we have a very low regulatory standard which is something I have quite a problem with.”
The fact-checking industry, empowered by the vast resources of social media giants, is under sustained scrutiny amid a possible legal battle among the British Medical Journal, Facebook owner Meta and a contractor it pays to flag purported COVID-19 misinformation.
Facebook stopped some readers from sharing a BMJ investigation of “data integrity” issues in a Pfizer COVID vaccine trial, BMJ editors wrote in an open letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in November. It also slapped “missing context” labels on posts that went through, warning users they could be penalized for sharing the article.
Contractor Lead Stories seemed more interested, however, in promoting guilt by association and policing political views than checking the facts, the journal’s editors wrote in a blistering New Statesman op-ed last week.
The disputes have major implications for the public’s ability to follow ongoing scientific debates around COVID, especially on masks, vaccines and other treatments.
Asked about rumors that it was contemplating litigation against Meta or Lead Stories, BMJ spokesperson Emma Dickinson wrote in an email: “The BMJ is considering all available options.” A defamation lawsuit would be easier in the U.K., which unlike the U.S. favors plaintiffs.
Facebook didn’t respond to queries, but Lead Stories editor Alan Duke told Just the News the organization is “very confident about our fact-checking work and stand by everything we’ve written,” including two followup articles in response to the BMJ allegations. “We’ve been very transparent.”
He noted the organization has defeated two fact-check lawsuits in the U.S. by conservative pundits, Candace Owens and Gateway Pundit publisher Jim Hoft.
BMJ’s November investigation was based on documents turned over by a whistleblower at Pfizer contractor Ventavia, Brook Jackson, whom BMJ describes as a 15-year veteran of clinical research coordination and management.
The report was one of the final items tweeted by mRNA vaccine pioneer-turned-critic Robert Malone before Twitter kicked him off the platform in December. Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also reprinted it, as he had other investigations written by the author, Paul Thacker.
Two days before the New Statesmen op-ed, Lead Stories defended its choices at length in a blog post titled “Context matters.” It faulted BMJ for opening with a quote by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and mentioning the company “24 times by name” even though the problems were at Ventavia.
Facebook users responded by “wildly misinterpreting and overstating what the article said,” the contractor said: “When your headline or article causes a large number of readers to conclude things you didn’t write, you are doing something wrong.”
When BMJ first protested, Duke passed the buck to Facebook for the “missing context” label, which refers to “otherwise true or real” content, but he also noted the BMJ report was being shared by anti-vaccine activists.
It wasn’t the only credible medical source “affected by the incompetence of Meta’s fact checking regime,” the editors wrote in November, citing a purportedly botched Instagram fact-check of medical research nonprofit Cochrane.
Thacker, the investigation’s author, previously investigated financial ties between physicians and pharmaceutical companies for the Senate Finance Committee under Republican Chuck Grassley.
“They’re not fact checking facts,” Thacker told the heterodox liberal writer Matt Taibbi this week. “What they’re doing is checking narratives.”
The significance of the controversy is showing “how easily reporting that is true can be made to look untrue or conspiratorial,” tarring good journalism because controversial figures share it, Taibbi wrote.
BMJ itself was accused of sloppiness with facts shortly before the Pfizer contractor investigation was published.
It retracted claims about the purported funding source of the anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration and its authors’ associations following complaints by one of them, former Harvard Medical School epidemiologist Martin Kuldorff.
Adverse event reports explode
Beyond policing narratives, fact-checkers may seize on one element of a source to discredit or distract from the broader themes of that source.
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler issued “Four Pinocchios” to Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s claim about hearing “story after story” of athletes “dropping dead on the field” after taking COVID vaccines.
Kessler claimed Johnson was relying on “debunked” foreign sources that lacked or buried disclaimers that correlation does not equal causation, but the fact-checker also buried a counter-example.
In the 28th of the 42-paragraph article, Kessler noted that a U.S. website’s video “Why Are Healthy Athletes Collapsing?” included a disclaimer that “a causal link has not been established” between the vaccine and athletes’ deaths.
Noting Sen. Johnson routinely cites reports from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, co-run by the CDC and FDA, Kessler said: “Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, and the reports are not verified. The numbers are basically meaningless.”
CDC Vaccine Task Force spokesperson Martha Sharan declined to evaluate Kessler’s characterization, but walked Just the News through VAERS.
More than half the reports for COVID vaccines between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 1, 2022 were filed by manufacturers or healthcare providers, and 35% by patients, she said. COVID vaccine reports (742,007) were about 95% of all vaccine reports (784,483) during that time.
Healthcare providers themselves determine “the cause of serious adverse events,” and the official who completes the death certificate or pathologist who conducts the autopsy determines the cause of death, Sharan said.
An FDA spokesperson said the VAERS mandatory reporting requirements for vaccine makers and administrators were “highly successful as in 2021, VAERS received over a million reports of adverse events compared to approximately 50,000 reports received in previous years.”
She emphasized reports were required “regardless of the plausibility of the vaccine causing the event” and that it’s “unreliable” to compare COVID vaccine reports to previous years because of this “robust reporting.”
“A more suitable analysis is to use the reporting rate for [a] particular adverse event in VAERS and compare it to the background rate in the general population,” which is how the feds flagged post-vaccine “safety signals” for Guillain Barre Syndrome, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia, myocarditis and anaphylaxis.
Citing medical billing code data captured by the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database, the doctors found sharp spikes in miscarriages, myocarditis, cancer diagnoses, Bell’s palsy and female infertility in the first 10 months of 2021, when COVID vaccines became widely available.
Asked to elaborate on why VAERS numbers are “basically meaningless,” Kessler referred Just the News to Washington Post PR. Director of Communications Molly Gannon Conway wrote in an email that Kessler was referring to “Johnson’s use of the numbers,” not VAERS itself.
South Carolina Republicans are introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense to ask anyone about their Covid vaccination status. H. 4848, the bill under consideration, was introduced on January 20.
“Any employee, officer, agent, or other representative of a public, nonprofit, or private entity who inquires about the COVID-19 vaccination status of any student, employee, member, or anyone else seeking admission on the entity’s premises is guilty of a misdemeanor,” the text of the bill states.
Demanding that someone provide their Covid vaccination status would be punishable by a fine of up to $14,000 fine or up to a year in jail, or both.
The bill is being spearheaded by South Carolina Rep. Mike Burns with Reps. Patrick Haddon, Steven Wayne Lond and William Chumley as its sponsors.
“This bill is primarily one to protect both your job, home, health insurance, car, future,” Burns told Newsweek.
“They cannot ask you if you are pregnant or intend to get pregnant, or HIV status. But they won’t to fire you when you disclose that you’re not taking the vaccine?” he added. “Who thinks all this is a great idea?”
Burns earlier told Fox News that insurance companies were planning on charging higher premiums for ‘unvaccinated’ people.
“They’re charging up to an extra $100 a week more than the vaccinated people,” he said. “It is absolutely insane to do this kind of thing.”
Numerous states have banned Covid passports, including Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Alaska, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.
A number of states, including Florida, Montana, Utah, Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia, also have a state worker vaccine mandate ban in place. These states also ban school mandates.
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