A regular here sent in what follows below, which I publish in its entirety on account of its powerful indictment of what is styled “The Science” – using facts and rational arguments, which “The Science” retreats from like a slug from salt:
An enormous amount of pressure is being placed on people, from politicians, public health officials, the media, celebrities and friends, to get vaccinated. Many go so far as to claim that researching the issue for oneself and doing a careful cost/benefit analysis is selfish. As with all things Covid, this obsessive push is unprecedented, and is not remotely supported by evidence. It is understandable why people are afraid, and mostly misinformed, about Covid in general, and these vaccines in particular. For 18 months we have been subjected to a non stop, entirely one sided, campaign of fear, censorship and misinformation. Factual information from the most credible experts in the world has been labelled “fake” and suppressed. Meanwhile misleading, and often false, information is simply asserted as fact, and those who challenge the narrative are criticized and suppressed. Something very strange is going on here.
Until recently, suggesting that making decisions about one’s own body is selfish, would be mostly unthinkable. Now it is commonplace. Determining what one puts in his body is a basic human right, it is important that we do not sacrifice it. Everyone has a right to assess their own risk and decide for themselves.
Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to take these vaccines.
– How dangerous is Covid for you should you become sick?
It is well known that the risk of Covid varies widely due to age and health. If you are old and sick, it might make sense to take the vaccines, if you are not, it is reasonable to decide not to. Here is the IFR (infection fatality rate) breakdown by age.
Note that for those under 55, the IFR is similar to the seasonal flu. But, and this is very important, these broad demographic categories include large numbers of very unhealthy people. Within each demographic, the IFR is an average of people at higher and lower risk. According to the CDC, 94% of those reported to have died from Covid had severe comorbidities (average of 2.6). This suggests that your health is the most important factor to consider when assessing risk. If you are healthy, not obese, don’t have diabetes or a heart condition, your actual risk will be significantly lower than the average IFR in your group. Under age 65, the risk to you, if you are healthy, is likely to be similar to, or less than, the risk posed by the seasonal flu. In younger groups, if one is healthy, the risk is negligible. The bottom line is that, if you are healthy, Covid is not very dangerous.
– What are the benefits of the vaccines?
According to the manufacturers and the CDC, the vaccines do not necessarily provide immunity, nor prevent infection or transmission. They were tested for efficacy and safety in reducing the likelihood of infection and the severity of the symptoms if infected. Also, while they may reduce transmission and infection, which could accelerate herd immunity, significant numbers of fully vaccinated people have become infected after both doses. This does not mean that you shouldn’t take the vaccine, it just should be considered when assessing risk.
– What are the short-term risks of the vaccines?
These risks range from mild to fatal and include: migraines, muscle soreness, anaphylaxis, uncontrollable spasms seizures, brain fog, myocarditis, pericarditis and death. How dangerous are these risks? It’s hard to know. Adverse events may (not must) be reported to VAERS (vaccine adverse event reporting system), we can use this information to assess the relative risk of these vaccines to past vaccines. But, it is important to note that a study by Harvard, commissioned by the US government concluded that VAERS vastly under-reports adverse effects. Here is the latest data:
To understand what this means, consider that in 2019 a total of 605 deaths linked to ALL vaccines were reported to VAERS. So far, 11,405 have been reported linked to the Covid vaccines alone. Here is a chart showing reported deaths from 1990 (when it began) and now:
This seems alarming to me. Consider, it is widely accepted that VAERS significantly under-reports the actual adverse events (Harvard studied this, at the request of the CDC, and recommended ways to improve VAERS, the CDC ignored the study), so it is likely that the actual adverse events are higher. There are numerous articles in the corporate press that purport to debunk this information. However, they don’t challenge the numbers, they stress the overall low risk associated with them and suggest, without evidence, that people are gaming the system which has caused over-reporting of adverse events. There are two problems with this unfounded allegation. First, most people have never heard of VAERS, including many doctors. Second, reporting a false event is a crime, punishable by fines and up to 5 years in prison. The striking difference in reported adverse events between these Covid vaccines and past vaccines is troubling (to me at least) and the attempts to explain it away seem desperate and dishonest. Consider these three possibilities:
– For the first time ever, VAERS captures all, or most, of the actual adverse events.
– Large numbers of people are risking criminal penalties, including prison time, gaming the system.
– VAERS is functioning roughly as it always has and the dramatic increase in reported events indicates that these vaccines are significantly more dangerous than previous vaccines.
The first is preposterous, the second is an evidence free allegation, the third is likely.
– What are the long-term risks of these vaccines?
Nobody knows, anyone who says otherwise is deluded or dishonest. These new mRNA vaccines were rushed to market and, for obvious reasons, have not undergone long term testing. These vaccines have not been approved by the FDA, but have received an EUA (emergency use authorization). They have not been tested in the manner required for FDA approval.
So, do we have reasons to be concerned about the long term risks of these vaccines? Yes we do. The previous attempts to develop mRNA vaccines have not fared well.
– In 2004 attempted vaccine produced hepatitis in ferrets
– In 2005 mice and civets became sick and more susceptible to coronaviruses after vaccination.
– In 2012 ferrets became sick and died. And, in this study
– In 2016 this study also produced lung disease in mice.
These previous attempts at mRNA vaccines initially produced good results. But, when exposed to the wild version of the virus, many of the subjects became ill and died. The speculation was that these vaccines produced Antibody Dependent Enhancement. In short, these vaccines seemed to cause the immune system to wildly over-react, often resulting in death. Will these vaccines do the same? Nobody knows.
Add to this the fact that Anthony Fauci, and others pushing the jab, own patents in parts of these vaccines, and it is legitimate to be concerned about conflicts of interest.
– Are there alternatives to these vaccines?
Yes, there are numerous treatments that can be used prophylactically (before sickness) and in the early stages of sickness. These include: hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, zinc, Ivermectin, fluvoxamine, vitamin D, and more, that indicate promising efficacy. Many doctors around the world have achieved great success using these medications, usually in some combination, but information on this has been censored and suppressed. The Lancet published a fraudulent paper claiming that hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and ineffective. They retracted the paper 2 weeks later.
Not only was information suppressed about these alternatives, official treatment guidelines in many parts of the world recommended they not be used. Instead many doctors were instructed to tell their sick patients to stay at home until they were so sick that they had trouble breathing. This insane policy likely caused hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths around the world, and likely contributed to the few places where hospital overcrowding was a real issue. To make it worse, doctors using these alternatives all said that they are effective in the early stages of the disease, but not in the late stages.
Here’s a peer-reviewed study on Ivermectin:
Here’s another one:
Opposition to these therapies makes no sense medically or scientifically. Unfortunately it does make sense financially. First they are all inexpensive and easily available, which threatens the staggering profits being made by the vaccine producers. Second, and this is quite astonishing, it is illegal to grant emergency use authorization to a drug if there are other safe and effective treatments available. Draw your own conclusions from this.
– Has a one sided campaign of censorship, character assassination, suppression of legitimate information and open discussion, and dissemination of false and misleading information been used to create an environment of fear?
Dr. Tedros of the WHO intentionally conflated the initial crude case fatality rate (CFR) of Covid with the established infection fatality rate (IFR) of the seasonal flu. It is well known in the scientific community that the CFR is 10 to 100 times greater than the IFR. Dr. Tedros, of the WHO, said “Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported Covid-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1 percent of those infected.” (generally accepted as 0.1%). He directly compared the two and did not explain that he was comparing two completely different things. I can think of no innocent explanation for this. The impression given was that Covid is 34 times deadlier than the seasonal flu. But, a CFR of 3.4% indicates a likely IFR of 0.034% – 0.34%. What should have been understood as good news, if reported properly, was presented as cause for extreme alarm, “justifying” the unprecedented lockdown policies forced upon us. Interestingly, the CDC now estimates the total IFR (including all demographic categories) at 0.23%, in line with what we should have expected from the initial CFR of 3.4%.
On March 11, Anthony Fauci lied to the Senate and the American people when he claimed that Covid has a fatality rate of 1%, ten times higher than the seasonal flu. This is quite a charge, so how do I know that he lied? On February 28, a paper he co-authored was published in the NEJM. Here’s the money quote:
Since the beginning of this, the most qualified and credible experts in the world, far more so than Deborah Birx, Anthony Fauci or Neal Ferguson, have been presenting a consistent, non-hysterical narrative, based on data, genuine research and facts. The following are just a handful of the good scientists that the world chose to ignore or vilify. Michael Levitt (winner of the Nobel prize in chemistry for his work on complex models, John Ioannidis (multiple PHD holder and professor at Stanford), Dr. Jay Bhattacharia (also of Stanford), Dr. Sunetra Gupta (professor at Oxford and considered the premier epidemiologist in the world), Dr. Martin Kulldorff (professor at Harvard, bioststistician and epidemiologist), along with many more. All of these people have been effectively banned from corporate media, have been personally vilified, called deniers, and had their content, videos, etc… censored or banned. It is reasonable to find these people more credible than proven liars and serial hysterics, some of whom have a financial interest in sowing fear.
– Why is so much pressure being employed to get everyone vaccinated?
Honestly, I don’t know. It doesn’t make sense scientifically, ethically or medically. I do know that sowing fear and mistrust, labeling anyone with concerns about these vaccines a “denier”, “anti-vax” or a selfish person who doesn’t care about others, is deplorable.
– Is it true that deciding not to get vaccinated harms others?
No! This is a tool, intended to shame people, founded on a series of claims, always asserted as facts that are not supported by credible evidence.
Asymptomatic spread is the mother of all shame tools, but it is not a significant driver of the virus. This fact was, until recently, acknowledged the CDC, the WHO, even Dr. Fauci himself. There is no new, credible science that justifies this sudden reversal. The claim that asymptomatic spread is a significant driver of the virus is not based on identifying infected, but asymptomatic, individuals, tracking their contacts, and testing whether they infected anyone; they are based on anecdotal claims and mathematical models. Such “evidence” cannot establish causation. Yet this scare tactic, originally used to justify draconian and harmful lockdown policies, is now being used to shame people into taking the vaccine. It is perfectly reasonable to say “because I am not sick, I cannot infect others; if I do get sick, I will quarantine myself until I’m fully recovered”. “Oh, but you might be sick and not know it”, say the people who’ve been conditioned into fear. The asymptomatic spread narrative serves two purposes, sowing fear and shaming those who’ve researched the issue and concluded otherwise. Here is a study on this that does identify, track and test; it found no examples of asymptomatic spread.
Should children and young adults be vaccinated?
No! Children are not drivers of the virus, pose little threat of infecting others, and are at near zero risk of dying from Covid.
Yet parents are being encouraged to vaccinate their children due to these imaginary risks. This is particularly repellent because, while the risk of the vaccines appears to be low (long-term risks are unknown), they are real and can be debilitating or fatal. Post vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis are more prevalent in children and young adults than in older demographics, and these conditions can cause permanent heart damage. Also, many perfectly healthy children and adults have died shortly after taking the vaccines. It should be obvious that, in the face of statistically zero risk, exposing children to any risk of debilitating injury or death, is unethical.
According to the CDC, the IFR for people aged 0-24 ranges from 0.001 (100 times less than the average IFR of the seasonal flu) to 0.008 (12 times less than the average IFR for the seasonal flu). There’s something else to consider, we know that general health is a major risk factor (perhaps the most significant). According to the CDC, 75% of those 24 and under had underlying health conditions.
This means that the actual risk to healthy children and young adults is lower than the average IFR for those groups (essentially zero). I can’t say this powerfully enough, scaring and pressuring children, young adults and their parents into vaccinating this group is anti-scientific and morally repellent.
– Is vaccine acquired immunity superior to naturally acquired immunity?
Deciding what to put in our bodies is a basic human right. Unfortunately, a one-sided campaign of fear, misinformation, and suppression of alternate views has been waged upon us, making it very difficult to make a rational decision for ourselves.
I just passed this link on to multiple people. Thank you for writing it.
To those interested, Lew Rockwell posted my piece.
Thanks again for posting Eric,
Excellent – and, of course!
PS: Text me your mailing address? You won six quarts of AMSOIL! (Also need your make/model vehicle to get the right oil for it.)
Hey Jeremy, very well written and objective post. Have seen the data but am not as organised as you to get it all in one place !
but yes when you look at it all on one page – it sounds crazy. Just one point to add- do you now how much Ivermectin costs to treat a covid patient in a place where the medical industry isn’t as heavily controlled by the government? About 2 dollars….. (just ordered some from Pakistan for someone and it costs 300 Pakistani Rupees a box retail)…. when you put that into perspective, this whole thing is absolutely criminal….
That is a spectacular acknowledgment (by Lew) of what a great achievement your piece is.
You’ve entered the prestigious wing of the Dissent-O-Sphere!
That is wonderful news, Jeremy. Congratulations! I am happy that Lew posted the piece. Hopefully, it will provide many, that are still on the fence, the ammunition that they need to tell the naysayers to f’off.
Well done. 🙂
I don’t think this about money at all. The hidden hands at the levers of power have most of the “money” already. I think this is clearly part of a bigger and more diabolical plan.
I know a con when I see one. This one’s so bad it’s like a time share hard sell. Yet so many rubes just nod and parrot the lines repeated to them from their screens.
Prayer and peaceful dissent is advised.
I don’t know the numbers but if 45% have refused thus far and called their bluff by standing together, their leverage crumbles. No companies demanding vaccinations facing 40% of it’s workforce laying out survives. Their own actions with “lockdowns” proves this.
The covid crackdown escalates in Commiefornia:
‘In a policy shift, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday it will require all students and district employees returning to in-person activities for the upcoming academic year to undergo “baseline and ongoing weekly COVID-testing,” regardless of vaccination status.‘
Fancy getting a swab shoved up your nose every week till your sinuses bleed?
Me frickin’ neither.
Like airport gropedowns, this is no longer about public health. It’s about total humiliation and domination of groveling serfs.
Any La-La-Lander in their right mind (a tiny remnant, to be sure) is gonna walk off the reservation next week, drive till the last Christ-forsaken palm tree fades from the rearview mirror, and never return.
Clearly there’s a push to eliminate COVID-19 from the planet. We’ve only ever eliminated a handful of virus diseases, and they did a lot more damage to the infected. Polio and smallpox come to mind, which arguably are far more debilitating and therefore will naturally restrict the interactions that cause spreading. This virus is much weaker (and continues to weaken) even though it is more easily transmitted, which is why rhinoviruses are so prevalent. They simply don’t do much that debilitates the host unless they’re already compromised.
Given the hostile attitude by Fauxchi and the others it seems pretty obvious it came out of that lab. And even a cursory look at the money trail leads right back to the state operatives who seemed to want this research to take place. So that leads to one of two conclusions: They’re all incompetent, or they’re all psychopaths. If they’re incompetent they’re on the hook for damages. If they’re psychopaths, they’re on the hangman’s noose. Either way they better hope to God the truth is sufficiently buried.
Of course there’s still a pretty good chance this is a natural mutation. That means that the hubris of these people that they can somehow control nature is on the line. So they decide to test using flawed techniques and methods. When the tests generate an excess of false positives they claim the test is foolproof. When the test is later found to be flawed and fraud is suggested, they double down and ignore the facts. Time after time after time all the predictions are wrong, yet they continue to have the power (and stage). Their desire to action seems like they’re caught up in their own action-movie hubris. Well, this ain’t General Hospital and they aren’t Doogie Howser MD. If they really want to save lives, maybe they can work on the third leading cause of death in the United States…
‘Federal health officials this week came with a startling bolt of news: People who have had their shots and become infected with the delta variant can harbor large amounts of virus just like unvaccinated people.
‘But the CDC did not publish the new research. In updated masking guidance, the agency merely cited “CDC COVID-19 Response Team, unpublished data, 2021.”
‘Some outside scientists have their own message: Show us the data.’
As we’ve been discussing here for a couple of days, this suppressed data obliterates the rationale for mass vaxxing.
But wait, there’s more:
‘Delta [SARS-CoV-2] floods the zone. It grows so quickly in the nose that it may be overwhelming the body’s vaccine-enhanced defenses.’
Based on a protocol developed by Dr David Brownstein (who was forced by the FDA to take down his web page), Dr Joseph Mercola recommends nebulizing with hydrogen peroxide infused saline.
Nebulized hydrogen peroxide, a powerful antiseptic, inhibits viral replication in the nasal mucosa, say doctors. Naturally the CDC has zero interest in researching this prompt treatment, as Big Pharma can’t make no money on it: the ingredients are dirt-cheap.
For offering this non-prescription home remedy which might work even better against the delta variant, Dr Mercola was denounced as No. 1 in the Disinformation Dozen, gleefully reported New York Slimes stenographers as they ripped copy from the clattering Operation Mockingbird teletype.
It ain’t hard to see that the authorities, angered and upset by public exposure of their brazen lies, are resorting to a desperate pincer strategy of brute force coupled with harsh censorship to pimp Big Pharma’s venomous vax at all costs.
Their last scrap of legitimacy is gone; vaporized. We owe these psycho killers no allegiance.
Heavy boots of lead
Fill his victims full of dread
Running as fast as they can
Dark Lord Fauci jabs again!
– Black Sabbath, Iron Man
Just for info, this article does not show up on the site’s main page.
An attempted comment was rejected with a 403 error, ‘Unsafe operation detected.’
No idea what’s causing that error.
Great article, though.
This is excellent information. It is concise, factual, and is actually backed by science.
Just an FYI: NYC is now offering $100 to any resident who is willing to get vaccinated. They will receive their monies on a prepaid debit card after they have received the jab. They are paying people to take it. Every person that has taken the jab should be fearful on what is floating around in their body. Everyone who hasn’t taken it should be congratulated on holding the line and not allowing peer pressure and threats to override our natural gut instincts and honest research.
I doubt it will convince anyone “of the body” to question their conditioned hysteria, but it may be helpful to those who know something is wrong, but don’t have the info at hand to explain why. Please share it with anyone you like.
Sounds like there’s a lucrative business for the transients of the city. Get some homeless person to impersonate you, they get the vaccine (and the $100), you get the not-a-passport.
This line seems to cut off:
“– In 2012 ferrets became sick and died. And, in this study”
This is great stuff, and I want to make sure I’ve got everything that was in the original message.
Thanks. Yes, after that, it should read, “mice and ferrets developed lung disease”.
Hey Eric, can you update that?
I didn’t realize it was from a regular commenter! Excellent, concise, and–as you say was intended–non-inflammatory review of the state of affairs. You have Free_Phi’s hearty admiration, Sir Jeremy!
Thanks, I appreciate it and have enjoyed your posts here.
Thanks, of course it’s ok to share. That’s why I asked Eric to post it.
This post reads like it was written by a very well-informed physician.
I was wondering about viral transmission by asymptomatic folks, so that specific link was very helpful. Unfortunately (?), some will reject that evidence simply because it came out of China.
Thank you. I’m not a physician, but my dad was a doctor and medical researcher. I hope people find this helpful.
“Came out of China”…sort of like the entire hypothesis that a “novel coronavirus” called “sarscoff-bla-bla-2” causes a new deadly syndrome?
“A Novel Coronavirus Genome Identified in a Cluster of Pneumonia Cases — Wuhan, China 2019−2020”
[ http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/a3907201-f64f-4154-a19e-4253b453d10c ]
Of course, even without suspecting the Red Chinese Menace of chicanery, this seminal paper suffers from the core fallacy of virology: it ascribes causation to a mere finding of correlation. I have read factoids that the “human virome” contains tens or hundreds of thousands of stowaway viral sequences. Yet these researchers just knew for sure that the scrap of genetic material they found in a sick guy’s throat just must be causing his (highly nonspecific) symptoms! And based on that, oh gee whiz the global social order just had to be overturned.
Thanks for posting this. I wrote it at the request of two friends, Cindy and Bob (not their actual names), who are resisting the pressure to take the jab. At a recent memorial for a friend, Cindy was brought to tears when another friend berated her about her vaccine resistance. Previously we had met at the local pub and they asked me about the vaccines. They were very impressed with my knowledge and asked me to write something that they could send to other vaccine resistant people and to those pressuring others to take the jab. I intentionally used as little hyperbole as possible, so as not to alienate people right away. I also included many links in support of my claims. Shortly after writing the first draft, which I sent to my friends, Cindy was offered a job in the field she loves, but taking the jab was required. She thought about it and decided not to do it. She told me last night that my essay helped her make the right decision.
Nice write-up, Jeremy. I’ve made a copy to my computer; hope it’s ok to share with any potential willing recipients.
Jeremy – thank you for synthesizing and compiling this information. There is a firehose of information out there that refutes the persistent avalanche of lies that we are constantly being assaulted with, and it can be overwhelming to contemplate, much less analyze, and convey it in a readable form.
Wanted to add the NIH paper published recently regarding the astonishing efficacy of ivermectin:
Please forgive me – I should have checked your link. One of your links includes the same study, I just provided the NIH link instead.
Thanks, and no problem.