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I took Ronan's little sister to the hospital last week for two follow-up appointments. [Before I go further, know that she’s fine, has no worrisome conditions like her brother has, and is one of the healthiest in our family. That said, we sometimes go to the hospital for appointments because it’s easier to see the doctor there than at the smaller satellite clinic.] The first appointment of the day was at 9am. The second one wasn’t until 1pm. Planning on staying on the hospital grounds for lunch, we both looked forward to lunch at the cafeteria. Some people don’t like hospital food, but this group offers great meals, including ones that are made with clean ingredients. Plus, who doesn’t love a lunch out and some mommy-daughter time?
So, on Tuesday, we got ourselves to the hospital and got ready for the long day ahead. Before we arrived, I’d been tipped off that things had changed again because of COVID. A phone call the day before the appointments confirmed that things were still pretty intense there, “Mrs. Jameson, when you come to the parking garage, you’ll receive a card. On it is a phone number. After you park, call it. The person answering will let you know when you can walk into the building. Once you’re at the entrance, you’ll need to be mask up, get your temperature taken, and sanitize your hands. Then, you will be asked to go directly to the clinic. You’ll both receive a sticker to wear that shows you’ve been cleared to enter the building.”
I’m used to that sort of instruction now having taken Ronan to several doctor’s appointments there, but if I had no idea what was going on in the world? Those instructions sound like what you see in movies during some covert ops when someone breaks into a secret entrance of a classified area: Use the password we give you. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Don’t look anyone in the eye. Go in quickly. Go in quietly. Do the job, and get out safely.
The young receptionist continued, “Now, before your visit, I need to ask you a few questions. Have you or your daughter have
The Virus Formerly Known as Corona
I could toy with this young person and ask, “Which one?”
I could be super annoying, and say, “Yes,” because we’ve certainly come in contact with viruses on a daily basis.
Or I could be compliant, not make any waves, and just say No.
I opted to keep things simple while on the phone and told her we did not. No need to ruffle feathers before we even step foot into the hospital. She then rattled off the extensive list of symptoms of The Virus asking if either of us currently have any of the following symptoms or had them in the past 48 hours: Do you have a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing? Do you have fatigue, muscle or body aches, or a headache? Have you experienced a new loss of taste or smell? Do you have a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea? And finally, within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact with anyone who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
Big news yesterday from ICAN:At the Informed Consent Action Network, you are the authority over your health choices and those of your children. In a medical world manipulated by advertising and financial interests, true information is hard to find and often harder to understand. Our goal is to put the power of scientifically researched health information in your hands and to be bold and transparent in doing so, thereby enabling your medical decisions to come from tangible understanding, not medical coercion.
As of today, January 15, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has withdrawn the mandate for all students to receive an influenza vaccine. An ICAN-funded lawsuit brought about this amazing development for all in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Last week, we reported to you about a lawsuit funded by ICAN, brought against the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), to challenge the legality of a flu shot vaccine mandate for all children in childcare and all students in school, ages 6 months through 29 years old. Episode 197’s Legal Update segment explained the legal bases for the lawsuit.
Today we bring you even better news: on the same day that the DPH was to file its response to the lawsuit with the Court -- including responding to a request for a preliminary injunction striking the flu shot mandate -- the DPH capitulated and withdrew the mandate in its entirety! This means that NO STUDENT will be MANDATED to receive the flu vaccine in order to attend school!
The DPH’s updated list of required vaccines does not contain influenza vaccine. This is an enormous and significant victory and a huge relief for thousands of individuals and families across Massachusetts who had been backed into a corner by the DPH’s fiat.
The DPH first showed signs of weakness when, within days of being sued and the Court ordering an expedited hearing, it pushed back the original December 31, 2020 deadline for receipt of the vaccine to February 28, 2021.
ICAN is beyond proud that its funding and its legal work continues to make real life changes for real people every day. Victories like this will continue to motivate us to never rest and to always stand up for informed consent and people’s right to choose!
Remember CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden? Under his watch, the autism rate went from 1 in 88 to 1 in 54. Now he is CEO of "Resolve to Save Lives," with several Public Health initiatives.
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNBC on Thursday he believes making so-called Covid vaccine passports mandatory may be ill-advised because it could deter Americans from wanting to receive the shot.
"I think a vaccination certificate is something that you should have the right to have but not be forced to have," said Frieden, who led the public health agency under former President Barack Obama. Read more at CNBC here.
That is the actual verbiage sent by a school district in the Midwest to all of their staff. It was sent to Age of Autism via email and the source CONFIRMED. January, 2021, and schools know the Covid vaccines are a chimera. A bait and switch. A sham. A scam. Got any other names?
Gollygeewhillikers, sure wish we knew of a British gastroenterologist who could help us understand how so many illnesses including COVID keep coming back to a conversation about the gut... Vitamin D and the microbiome could be superstars in preventing or recovering from COVID. But they are not. Many of us in the autism community have been talking about the state of our children's guts for decades. Teresa Conrick wrote dozens of articles about the microbiome over the years as well.
Although the coronavirus is primarily a respiratory disease, there is increasing evidence that suggests the GI tract is involved, scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said.
The team studied samples from 100 patients treated at two Hong Kong hospitals to see how the so-called microbiome in the digestive system might affect recovery from the deadly bug.
“Gut microbiome composition was significantly altered in patients with COVID-19 compared with non-COVID-19 individuals irrespective of whether patients had received medication,” they wrote in the British Medical Journal’s publication Gut.
“Based on several patients surveyed in this study for up to 30 days after clearing SARS-CoV-2, the gut microbiota is likely to remain significantly altered after recovery from COVID-19,” they said.
I saw on FB last night a post that the photo shown was from Old Orchard Beach in Maine. I went there as child. Take a good look. What do you see? In 1970 the Microbiome was intact. In 2021 it's attacked.
Eleven years ago, John Stone wrote Paul Offit’s 10,000 Vaccines and the Milgram Experiment. The Milgram experiment was, and is now a name for, a test of obedience to authority. Seems our entire world is engaged in a Milgram experiement right now. That said, Yale University finds itself in trouble again regarding a study at its "world renowned” (renounced?) Child Study Center involving children with autism.
For decades, we’ve been called terrible parents for using diet and supplements - unapproved, dangerous (!). At Yale, parents gave consent for scientists to perform this study.
The Milgram experiment has long passed into modern folklore. In 1961 a 28 year-old psychologist at Yale, Stanley Milgram, devised an experiment to test the preparedness of ordinary citizens to co-operate in performing inhuman acts. In the experiment volunteers were induced (as they believed at the time) into subjecting another party to ever larger doses of electricity: “The subjects believed they were part of an experiment supposedly dealing with the relationship between punishment and learning. An experimenter—who used no coercive powers beyond a stern aura of mechanical and vacant-eyed efficiency—instructed participants to shock a learner by pressing a lever on a machine each time the learner made a mistake on a word-matching task.
From Safeminds: Research on Emotional Regulation Draws Ethic Concerns
A new study from Yale University titled, “Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder” sparked a firestorm of criticism from thousands of people on social media. The unusual research investigated how toddlers (42 with autism and 22 neurotypical) responded to potentially threatening stimuli. Before embarking on their study, the researchers received approval from Yale’s Institutional Review Board and received informed consent from the toddler’s parents. The study’s methodology involved exposing toddlers to fake spiders, mechanical dinosaurs, as well as masked strangers. According to the study’s authors, their research aimed to examine and measure distress in toddlers. It also set out to investigate the level of visual attention these toddlers paid to the stimulus and how they tried to regulate their emotions after being exposed to a stressor. The researcher’s ultimate goal was to better understand the differences of emotional responses between toddlers with autism and neurotypical toddlers. However, since the study’s release, thousands of people have objected to the research on Twitter. The outrage even resulted in a Twitter poll posted by an adult with autism that received 1400 votes. Ninety-four percent of the respondents felt the study’s design was unacceptable. Many in the poll, including Yale students, worried that toddlers may have been traumatized by the research. This study received such an extraordinary amount of public scrutiny that Yale Medical School made a statement explaining the intent of the research.
A Yale study that deployed mechanical spiders to assess how autistic toddlers respond to emotional distress has drawn widespread criticism on social media for its methods of eliciting fear in the children.
The study, titled “Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” was published earlier this month and examined toddlers’ reactions to a variety of fear-inducing probes. Yale researchers Katarzyna Chawarska, Suzanne Macari and Angelina Vernetti conducted the study at the Yale Child Study Center with the goal, they told the News, of better understanding emotional difficulties in autistic children.
News of the study generated a firestorm on Twitter this week as people reacted in horror to its methods.... Read more.
A system of immunity passports in the United States threatens to exacerbate racial disparities and harm the civil liberties of all.
As governments the world over seek ways to jumpstart economic activity, one proposal is a so-called “immunity passport” that would allow certain people who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies to return to work before others. We at the ACLU have serious concerns about the adoption of any such proposal, because of its potential to harm public health, incentivize economically-vulnerable people to risk their health by contracting COVID-19, exacerbate racial and economic disparities, and lead to a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights.
An immunity passport system is fundamentally different from a regime whereby employers routinely test workers for COVID-19 or screen for symptoms, to ensure that no one with active infection is entering a workplace. In the latter system, only contagious workers are prevented from going to work and only for the period of time in which they are contagious. Every worker is subject to the same screening rules. But an immunity passport system would divide workers into two classes — the immune and the non-immune — and the latter might never be eligible for a given job short of contracting and surviving COVID-19 if an immune worker is available to take the slot. Read more at ACLU HERE.
By Dr. Meryl Nass, excerpted from her blog with permission. While we can, we must read everything about our healthcare choices, while they are still... choices. Dr. Nass is a physician in Maine, she was graduated from MIT and U Mississippi Medical School. Her curriculum vitae is here.
People have asked why am I not blogging about the Covid vaccines. To be honest, I felt there was not enough information for me to be decisive, and I have been waiting for more information to become available.
However, someone called me this morning and told me about a lot of allergic reactions, including one anaphylactic reaction, at a local hospital after 30 doses were given. Staff were instructed to keep this quiet.
Today I watched a 9 minute Ben Swann video about the vaccines, in which he reads the "Declination form" that must be signed by EMTs in Maine who refuse the vaccine. It contained false and misleading statements, and I realized I should no longer delay discussing what is known about the vaccines.
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are made from messengerRNA and lipid nanoparticles containing polyethylene glycol (PEG).
MessengerRNA (or any RNA) can potentially be converted to DNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase. That DNA potentially, or bits of it, could become linked to your native DNA. While I have no idea how likely this is, I began to take the possibility seriously only after two members of FDA's advisory committee (the VRBPAC) asked about it during their meeting to approve the Pfizer vaccine on December 10. (I watched the entire meeting and took copious notes.) Virologist tell us that much of our DNA is, in fact, originally viral DNAthat found its way in.
I now consider the potential for vaccine RNA to be permanently inserted in my DNA a remote possibility--but one that I would like proven wrong before being vaccinated.
70% of Americans have per-existing antibodies to PEG. FDA suspects that these PEG antibodies may be the cause of anaphylaxis post vaccination. The UK recommends againstpeople with severe allergic conditions receiving the mRNA vaccines. The CDC, however, recommendeds people receive it regardless of their allergy history, only asking that those with severe allergies wait an additional 15 minutes (total of 30 minutes) in the clinic in case they need to be resuscitated. Anaphylaxis is occurring at about 10x the rate it occurs after flu vaccine (if the early numbers released by CDC are accurate). Therefore, getting the shot in a drugstore or anywhere that trained physicians are not close by to perform a resuscitation seems like a bad idea. READ MORE HERE.
Who ever thought an old school blog format would be "last man standing," as the world flocked to social media? Platforms that have been censoring us for many years are now widening the net. C'est la guerre. We’ve been feeling the squeeze of big tech for years. It’s a travesty of freedom. And yes, we’re on Parler if it’s still up. It’s a platform to reach familes. We were deleted from Pinterest years ago. Insta too.
So you know, I'm working on a few minor updates to make reading us seamlessly easier and as reliable as ever. Google removed us from searches years ago. We used to be indexed in Google News. Armies of editors have re-written our Wiki etc and to be honest, I can not keep whacking the mole. Guess what? We're still here. And you might have to click into a browser to read us.
Autism will always be our primary topic. We write about vaccine injury and medical freedom as an integral part of the epidemic but at the end of the day, and maybe the social media era, we are an autism site. We write about vaccine choice because many of us had no choice or knowledge when our babies were born. And there are so many current issues to discuss. I don't want to over-expand or water us down because some folks who write about other topics of social importance actively dislike, mistrust and frankly, avoid us. We scare them. Vaccine injury is the last third rail. Autism makes their donors nervous. (Not our warrior donors.) Tough noogies and adios. No thanks. We are the Age of AUTISM.
I published this on our Age of Autism Facebook page on Saturday evening:
Why do we continue to write, publish and talk about the autism epidemic? Because, almost twenty years after this photo was taken, not much has changed for the better, has it? We have intense needs for our children, our loved ones and our adult friends with autism. It doesn't always matter HOW we got here. Vaccine injury, family history - we are HERE.
Age of Autism will always write from INSIDE the epidemic because this is where we live. I sure do. Mia, Gianna and Bella are each in their 20s now. Imagine that. Please, keep supporting us, read us, agree or disagree with what we publish - we'll never be all things to everyone. We're approaching the 4th anniversary of the death of our dear co-founder Dan Olmsted. I'm amazed and proud we have continued in his name. AofA isn't the same. I could never hope to match Dan's professional Yale journalism expertise. That said, I think we have a personality and voice that's unique online. And I think we are important.
You know we are real. Boy, oh boy, are we ever. I'm here every single day. A tired Mom of three adults on the spectrum. "And not the gifty kind" as I like to say. I'm here with Mark Blaxill our fierce co-founder, John Stone and Anne Dachel, who have remained with the ship so to speak. John moderates comments from people who think our site is their living room, or their octagon..... Anne tracks the epidemic like a hawk following a rabbit on the ground. Cathy Jameson adds hope and humanity each Sunday. Contributors send us amazing content. So many of our readers are generous supporters as well. And without them, we're sunk.
So thanks, everyone.
I will point out that what many of us old timers hesitate to say, is that it gets MUCH MUCH WORSE in adulthood. The refusal of neurodiversity and previous administrations, including the current one that has now overfilled the swamp with sewage, to acknowledge and ACT on the epidemic beyond "acceptance" has meant no progress for adults and their families. Just as parents are aging, they find themselves with their adult children home with them. Behaviors that are expected at 5, tolerable at 15, are NOT ACCEPTABLE at 25 or beyond in polite society..... The discrimination against people with autism is rampant.
In a matter of months it seems, our governments added several new gender orientations to our forms, licenses, vocabulary in response to the demand for acknowledgement. I'm waiting for the "EAM" category - exhausted autism mom. My point is that we ARE capable of change to deeply embedded systems. Look at what's happened (for better or worse) for COVID. We HAVE the ability, we have never had the will as a nation to look the never ending autism increase in the eye and say, "STOP." Who makes these decisions? Not us. The company line has been to DENY the epidemic and the causes. Our loved ones do NOT fit into old models of day programs, job coaching and housing.
We remain on the "Island" with the train with square wheels and jelly squirt gun and polka dotted elephant. I'd share my HuffPo from ten years ago to explain that, but they deleted ALL of my content years ago as too controversial.
Taking a child to the hospital can be a little nerve wracking. Taking a special needs child with medical complications during life with COVID to the hospital…well, the frustration level is a wee bit higher. Our hands are tied this time as we wait for medical care to catch to the massive delays caused by restrictions put in place last year. I know it should all work out, but I’m going to reread this old story again before I take Ronan to his next procedure, which is scheduled next month.
I’ll need the motivation.
That time, from start to finish, everything turned out well. This time, it’s a new team of providers working with us. They know where I stand on certain medical topics. They know that I trust them and respect them. Most importantly, they know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, that yes, I do know my son best.
Ronan has a procedure coming up this week. He has another one scheduled in two weeks, too. I'm getting lots of phone calls about those appointments as they get closer. The nurse, the doctor, another doctor, a patient advocate, and now another nurse - quite a few people, including me, are checking and double checking on things. That involves making sure that all of the paperwork is done, that all of the information is current, and that all of us are on the same page.
I've experienced being on the same page with other providers. It's a good feeling and actually quite comforting to know that someone else understands just how complicated Ronan's case is. I'm grateful that they quickly include me in discussions and in pre-op work ups. In the past, providers have told me that they appreciate what I have to offer. They want to hear my thoughts, and they make sure to include me and update me as much as possible. That makes appointments run smoother, and it makes treatment plans more successful.
Kerry Kennedy Meltzer also admits "Being a doctor does not make me a vaccine expert..." And yet The New York Times provides Kerry Kennedy Meltzer with a soapbox to push her poorly informed views on vaccine safety, and denies Robert Kennedy Jr. a right of reply.
What a dire situation we are in now, with people such as Kennedy Meltzer using her credentials as a 'doctor' to pontificate on a subject in which she self-admittedly has no expertise.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prohibited the import of any Covid vaccines from the US and UK, questioning their efficacy and suggesting developers might be willing to “test” their drugs on foreign nations.
The announcement came in a televised speech on Friday, with the Supreme Leader going as far as to suggest that London and Washington might be seeking to “contaminate” other countries with their anti-coronavirus solutions.
Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden ... They’re completely untrustworthy. It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations.
Khamenei did not miss the opportunity to take further swipes at Iran’s arch-rival, stating that the soaring numbers of coronavirus infections in the US are the best proof why its medical products should not be trusted. Read more here at RT News.
Thank you to Anne Dachel for working with Dr. Ken Stoller for this most interesting piece on AofA:
Dr. Ken Stoller of San Francisco, a longtime advocate for medical freedom, recently sent me his opinion on mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.
Below is his advice as a physician. You’ll notice that his opening argument is that it’s not really a vaccine. The COVID-19 ‘injection’ does not do what we all assume a true vaccine should do.
You are not antivax if you are against the COVID-19 injections
You are not anti-vax because the COIVD injections are not vaccines.
Yes, they are being called vaccines, but this is to bypass the regulatory requirements for a medical device.
This ‘vaccine’ is actually a medical device that has never been used in humans before and rushed to market without any appreciation for what it will do either in the short term or long term.
This injection is also being called a vaccine to gain more acceptance, because most people assume that all vaccines are safe and effective. That’s what the CDC tells us. So if it is a vaccine, it must be safe and effective for ending the pandemic.
Some sources have indicated the adverse event rate for COVID-19 injections is as high as 80 percent, and that would include all the minor adverse events.
But if the short-term adverse event rate is 80 percent, what is in store for the long term?
They honestly don’t know and really don’t care.
Politics and eugenics, not science or good public health practices, are what is driving this grand medical experiment dwarfing the Tuskegee incident by a billion-fold.
While this is an over simplification, a vaccine, as defined by the CDC & FDA, is procedure that introduces into the body a foreign protein or weakened virus or bacteria and activates the immune system to make antibodies to same. In theory, to be effective, those antibodies actually have to perform in a useful manner.
If it works as advertised, a vaccine gets in your body and programs itself to attack the infection should it cross your path. It has to stimulate both immunity and disrupt transmission by definition, but the COVID-19 injection does not encourage your body to program your immune system. Instead, it is the program.
Note: December 30th is now a week in the rearview mirror and the reports are mounting. Here's an anecdotal report: Yesterday, I was speaking with a friend who teaches Zumba. She is not in the vaccine injury community. We were talking about the state of the world and she asked me (me!) what I thought about the Covid vaccine. Then she went on to tell me that one of her students, a healthy, woman who was able to sail through a rigorous Zumba class had been part of the Pfizer trial. And she has fallen down twice in class, since the clinical trial. This will never be considered, let alone reported, as a "health impact event" formerly known as Prince - I mean an Adverse Side Effect. Perhaps we could come up with an unprounceable symbol to avoid the discomfort of saying anything negative about these products.....
AS ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS complex dynamic systems, and is admittedly puzzled by the death of bioethics in the United States over the last decade, and as one with first-hand direct experience witnessing the pressures placed on biomedical researchers that place bottom-line concerns over health outcomes, in honor of those individuals in medicine and public health who have stayed the course and not sold out, I am pleased to propose a new approach to Public Health in one of my two latest peer-reviewed publications. It is a blueprint for reason-based, reality-based public health and a return to the public good model of medical practice.
Due to suppression, please share this across diverse social media platforms and by email. Take it to those who say they represent you. We must succeed.
Lyons-Weiler, J. 2020. Plan B Public Health Infrastructure and Operations Oversight Reform for America. Intl J Vacc Theor, Pract, Research 1(2):283-294.
On Dec. 30, 2020, the New York Times published an opinion piece by my niece, Dr. Kerry Meltzer. Although the piece contained factual errors and defamatory accusations, the Times declined to publish my letter to the editor correcting those false claims.
The “right of reply” — the opportunity to defend oneself against public criticism in the same venue where that criticism was published — is a constitutional right in some European countries and in Brazil. The BBC’s editorial guidelines state:
“When our output makes allegations of wrongdoing, iniquity or incompetence or lays out a strong and damaging critique of an individual or institution the presumption is that those criticized should be given a “right of reply,” that is, given a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations.”
Even where there is no legal right, respectable journalistic outlets, including the New York Times, have traditionally regarded it as their moral, ethical and professional obligation to publish the replies by people who have been criticized in their pages.
Dr. Arthur Caplan is the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York. He is an ardent proponent of vaccines and strongly denies any link between vaccines and the development of autism.
Autonomy focuses on the right of individuals to govern their own behavior and requires both ability to comprehend the choice, the alternatives, the consequences, and freedom from outside limitations. Children generally have less autonomy than adults, because their capacity to make decisions is less. The autonomy in question here is that of parents to make medical decisions for their children and that autonomy is more limited, since the primary focus is on the child’s benefit, with the parent or guardian acting as their agent.
It is unclear what age COVID-19 vaccines will be recommended for, but if adolescents, there may be more of an argument for autonomy and in that case, it is worth considering not just a mandate, but the right of a minor to consent to a vaccine over parental opposition. …
While the risk to healthy children is less, healthy unvaccinated children who do not receive the vaccine can get—and transmit—the virus both to vulnerable classmates, for example, children with medical conditions that put them at high risk if they get COVID-19, and to high-risk teachers (such as the teacher, administrator, or janitor who is over 60 years old, those who are immunocompromised or have conditions like diabetes or heart disease). There may be additional risks not yet discovered, for example, recent findings from the UK suggest that COVID-19 may cause a severe but rare syndrome in children, though the data are yet too limited to be certain.
Vera Sharav, a medical activist, is the founder of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, and an activist against some practices of the biomedical industry, particularly in matters of patient consent and children.
Thank you to Anne Dachel for this detailed transcription.
Below is a transcription of Part Two of a video interview with health freedom advocate, Vera Sharav.
In Part One(HERE) Vera called everyone to stand up against the growing forces bent on taking away our rights. Here she expands on the topic with chilling examples of what’s at stake for all of us.
These government agencies are orchestrating obedience and it is not democratic—it’s not the product of democracy. It’s the product of a pharmaceutical-driven, bio-security agenda that will enslave the entire human race and plunge us into a dystopian nightmare where the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed will be running our lives and ruining our children and destroying all the dreams and dignity that we hope to give to our children.
Shots Fired from Across The Pond! Pfizer's COVID vaccine administration website says that the second dose should be given 21 days later. So why is the UK government now saying the second dose will be 3 full months not three weeks later? Could it be that the second dose provides the one-two punch of more severe side effects that are sure to turn OFF first dosers who may be in line? By waiting three months, you may have tens of thousands of first doses administered, doses that may have been refused had citizens heard about second dose adverse events.
Participants were more likely to report such symptoms following the second dose of the vaccine.
“[The reaction to the second dose] tends to be a little more of an intense response, which does make sense, considering your immune system has been exposed already,” Heinz said.
The editor of the British Medical Journal has asked the New York Times to correct an article that says UK guidelines allow two Covid-19 vaccines to be mixed.
The US publication reported that UK health officials would allow patients to be given a second dose that is a different vaccine to their first.
Fiona Godlee pointed out in her letter to the NYT that it was not a recommendation.
She said the NYT's headline claiming UK guidelines say such substitutions "may happen" was "seriously misleading".
The UK has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab - but both require two doses which are now to be administered 12 weeks apart
Ms Godlee said the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) does not make any recommendation to mix and match - in other words, having a shot of one vaccine and then a different one 12 weeks later.
On January 2, 2021, Ecuador's highest court ruled the new state of emergency decree of December 21 2020 unconstitutional. HERE The Constitutional Court held that the reasons for the invocation of emergency powers - the allegation of increased "contagion" of Covid 19 and the future possibility of a new UK virus strain - were not sufficiently compelling to justify a one month state of emergency applying to the entire country.
The court ruled that narrower measures tailored toward protecting public health are available using non-emergency governmental procedures, and furthermore that a new state of emergency cannot be declared based upon future not current conditions nor can it be based on the same set of facts used to justifiy the earlier states of Covid-related emergency last year, the last of which expired in August. Although called a state of "exception," that is Ecuador's particular language for a state of national disaster which gives the President extraordinary powers to curtail citizens' constitutional rights including freedom of assembly and freedom of movement both of which had been restricted until yesterday's ruling. The Court's decision which was reported to have been signed six days ago, was not released until the evening of January 2.The front page article and the text of the full decision is in the Ecuadorian newspaper of record El Comercio today, January 3, 2021. The following link may or may not work anymore but the newspaper's website (below) should bring up this morning's article or at least a follow up. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_VDK9aHV1cS1XTepwsXFw-fmuvZkOGP/vie General link: www.elcomercio.com
The song Ronan shared from this memory came on the radio last week. Besides remembering the connection my non-verbal son made, I instantly remembered the sadness that came over me the day that Dolores O’Riordan died. A long-time fan of The Cranberries, I was devastated.
This bands’ music was part of my life long before autism and vaccine injury rocked my world. The day O’Riordan died happened to occur during a time we were struggling to control seizures.
Already crying because of how helpless I felt as I tried to help Ronan, I cried a bit more thinking about the tragedy of losing her voice. I’m grateful that it still has a way of creeping into not-so-random moments, like last week and in the memory I’ve shared below.
Sometimes, I can't believe the music selections that Ronan chooses. Other times, I realize that the songs he picks are spot on. I shared one of those amazing discoveries years ago. The one I'm sharing today was, I thought, totally random. Thinking that it was so totally random, I'd shared the link with some friends: "Ronan's choice of songs tonight. Little dude's music is amazing."
I do not understand this thinking. A beautiful, young Mom who works in a nursing home facility in Canada suffered a serious adverse event after her Covid vaccination, and the subhead in the article is the takeaway that "Deborah Tilli says she still thinks people should get the vaccine." And she blames the "system", not the product.
Have you ever read a Yelp review? If a restaurant piles the French fries in the wrong direction on the plate, the reviewer trashes them. "Don't EVER GO HERE!" Nail salon files the tips square instead of rounded? "THEY ARE BARBARIANS! RUN! RUN FROM THEM!" I make decisions all the time based on whether or not my choice could negatively affect my children. My job is to stay alive to take care of them. We call that parenting. I remember staying home one New Year's Eve many years ago because a snowstorm might make the roads dangerous. We never got the snow, and I was disappointed to miss the J. Geils Band. But my kids came first. This young Mom had a serious reaction, and BLAMES THE NURSE and her lack of training. There are so many things wrong in the story. I hope she has a full recovery and at least a partial awakening. But I'm not holding my breath.....
Hamilton PSW says allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine led to fainting, seizures and CPR Social Sharing Deborah Tilli says she still thinks people should get the vaccine Bobby Hristova · CBC News · Posted: Dec 30, 2020 11:56 AM ET | Last Updated: December 30, 2020
A personal support worker feels the health-care system "failed" her after someone overlooked her allergies, she says, and let her get a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine triggered a severe reaction which she says caused her to faint, suffer multiple seizures, require CPR and still feel the effects almost a week later.
Deborah Tilli, 27, is one of the few people to have had a severe reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. And while she doesn't want people to avoid the vaccine, Tilli says her case is a cautionary tale for those with allergies.
When she initially found out she was getting a vaccine, Tilli says, she was excited.
"I wasn't scared, I was excited. I was like, 'I'm going to be one of the first health-care workers in the city to get the vaccine,'" she said.
It came after nine gruelling months working during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping residents at Dundurn Place Care Centre who Tilli said "think their family doesn't love them anymore and they're not going to see their family again."
On Thursday at around 11:15 a.m., she was preparing to get vaccinated. She said she filled out consent forms and waited to be screened.
That's when Tilli noticed something was off. She said the nurse looking over her file lacked confidence about what they were doing. READ MORE HERE FROM CBC News, Canada
The Italian citizens’ organization Corvelva has finally forced an inquiry into the quality of vaccine lots after having financed independent analyzes of different vaccines that showed many samples are not compliant with quality standards and health product regulations.
Corvelva just issued a press release of the decision made by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Rome on December 28th. They proudly announced that our analyzes, which had led to a complaint to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome, after a request for dismissal made by the Public Minister and with our subsequent opposition last year, were today considered worthy of further study. The judge in charge issued AN ORDER in which he indicates to the Public Prosecutor the need to proceed with investigations.
Particularly interesting is a quote of this decision that emphasizes the need to provide real scientific answers and not get away with administrative or legal arguments. “It is believed that a merely formal response to the complaint is not sufficient to overcome the technical and scientific arguments of the exponent”. This sentence was written as a response to the Public Ministry who had motivated his request to dismiss, by arguing that the effectiveness of the controls of the Italian and European health agencies “cannot be questioned by the results of the analyzes carried out by private individuals”.
The order finds that arguments of the complaint are “detailed” and that it is therefore considered necessary to investigate what was reported.
Therefore there is an indication to proceed with independent analyzes by the health security police department to see if the findings can be reproduced.
Mattia Marchi a member of the Corvelva team summarizes the whole story: Read more here.
Happy New Year's Eve. 2020 can't leave soon enough, though to be honest, I am a bit worried that 2021 could bring even more topsy turvies, and that's saying something. What are your plans for tonight? A bit of bubbly? Watch the ball drop in an empty Times Square? As upside down and inside out as this year has been, my three beautiful daughters with autism have kept me grounded and firmly tethered to so many of our routines. How about you? We've seen the memes and heard the jokes about autism preparing us all for lock down mode. It's true. Many of us have spent years and years staying home, altering plans, not visiting family, saying "no" to party invitations and trips here or there because of our kids needs. We're used to sacrifice. We live it. It's part of our love for our children, from tot to teen to twenty and beyond.
In our home, the calendar is a very big deal. One of my daughters is all about the day and date and the countdown to the end of the month. December 31st is the granddaddy of countdowns - month and YEAR! Let's talk screen time. Is this a dream come true for our kids? We might as well look for the bright side.
I'd like to thank the teachers and day programming staff who have worked so hard to keep my daughters' lives somewhat on track. We're lucky to have a snug little house with good food, better desserts and more noise than most could imagine. Someone one said that my daughters bring "joy and chaos," and while I knew it was not a compliment, I get it. I'll walk into 2021 with my eyes and ears open. Hopeful as ever, watchful and yes, doubtful too.
America, where a McDonald's coffee cup has to warn you that the coffee is hot. Where the frozen "chicken" nuggets have to say "NOT READY TO EAT!" on the bag. We have Corona virus vaccines that are so complicated in their distribution as to guarantee human error. When the vaccines are not mixed or stored 100% accurately, will we be told if they simply become "inert" or do they endanger recipients if administered? If they are benign but ineffective, we'll have people thinking and acting as if they are protected. Will hospitals, medical centers, public health offices be willing to throw thousand of dollars down the drain if they realize they erred? 500 Moderna doses may have cost close to $20,000. How many restaurants serve not quite fresh fish or meat or dairy, or vegetables with a touch of rot to save a dollar?
Some of our family and friends, people we love, will be to be eager to be vaccinated for their deeply personal reasons. They deserve transparency and the right to informed consent. Some will feel forced to be vaccinated. No matter the reason, how much more risk should they bear?
Fifty vials of the Moderna vaccine were left out of a pharmacy refrigerator overnight over the weekend at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton.
Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement the Moderna vaccine vials "were inadvertently removed from a pharmacy refrigerator overnight."
Each vial contained 10 doses.
Some of the vaccine was administered to team members on Dec. 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window but most had to be discarded because of temperature requirements, Advocate Aurora Health said.
An internal review determined the vials were not replaced after temporarily being removed to access other items.
A Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman said the state is not aware of this happening anywhere else in Wisconsin, but health officials have recently underscored the immense pressure in the vaccine's rollout.
"Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine is the most significant public health undertaking of our lifetimes," DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems said.
Member of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner slammed the German government and media for their endless propaganda, misinformation and fake news concerning the Chinese coronavirus. In an impassioned speech on the floor of the German Parliament, Dr. Fiechtner also warned the public of the dire consequences of the new “killer vaccination” and urged the public to resist the illegal government impositions.
Dr. Fiechtner, a licensed and trained hematologist and oncologist, explained that minutes after observing a national television report describing the coronavirus-strained capacity of hospital intensive care units (ICUs), he phoned his former hospital colleagues and learned that the hospital had not a single coronavirus patient in its ICU. Outraged by these irresponsible and politically motivated lies and exaggerations, Fiechnter lashed out at the fear mongering politicians and their media allies.
I called his hospital’s ICU and requested to speak with the chief physician on duty, with whom I spoke. I asked him, “How many COVID patients have been admitted to your Intensive Care Unit?”
This ICU has 19 beds, and as of yesterday there WASN’T A SINGLE PATIENT! With such half-truths and complete lies, the wool is being pulled over our eyes. These propagandists that are invited on these shows for the sole purpose of creating panic and fear among the population.
In addition, Dr. Fiechtner admonished politicians and the media for conflating the number of infected individuals by not distinguishing positively tested individuals from positive tests. More specifically, if the same person receives three positive tests in their medical care, the reckless media has been reporting triple the infection rate with three different infections.
Hello. No matter what your thoughts on vaccine induced autism or even vaccine choice - surely we can all agree that when doctors mock autism in concert on social media, with the same derisive, dismissive tone - it's the nadir of medical etiquette.
We won't bother tracking down these nudniks. Skirko - who has a Masters in Public Health along with his MD - has already changed his name on his FB profile. He is a pediatric ENT and he repairs cleft palates and other facial deformities in children. He loves children! One commenter on our FB page made the best retort to these jerks: "It won't be autism. It will be Alzheimer's..."
They say "Thank you, Science," as if it's a prayer. Does anyone think either of these medical "professionals" have or would EVER report a vaccine injury? Not on their life, or yours. God help us all.
2020 has been a year of impossible things. Is it too far fetched to wonder about a campaign to quietly decrease populations who.... do not contribute? Like my three adult daughters. Before you pillory me - I do not think for one moment that my beautiful children are non-productive. They employ many people tangentially. They bring joy to many. They are teachers - they teach humility, gratitude, fortitude. My daughters are valuable members of society. They also cost the government a whole lot of money. Oh dear. As the autism epidemic Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill and the rest of us at Age of Autism have been clamoring about for going on two decades ages out, the burden is shifting from Mommy and Daddy to the states, here in the USA. 18 means adulthood and an application for Supplemental Security Income. That's about $800 a month at the top level. Add SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, dollars to the tune of a high end of $195 for a sole head of household, and let's say you're looking at $1000 a month per adult with autism as a minimum. Then add those who have the "luxury" of state DDS programs, budgets for day programs or residential care, each of which can run into six figures. Our kids are precious indeed. Perhaps "someones" have noticed the crushing burden that's coming. Perhaps "someones" have noticed that our "typical" children, boys and girls alike, are riddled with anxiety and mental illness, have lower IQs than their grandparents and are overwhelmed with college debt that hobbles them into their thirties and beyond? Less coming up. And the elderly living longer and longer "thanks" to the miracle of modern medicine. Living expensively in congregate care, not with their adult children as in past generations. Spending down to make Medicaid,. Turning Medicare on its head.
I think we have cause to worry. I'm reminded of the song Silver and Gold that Yukon Cornelius sings in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: "How do you measure it's worth? Just by the pleasure it brings us on earth?"
...mainstream media has had little, if anything, to say about the role of the vaccine developers’ private company – Vaccitech – in the Oxford-AstraZeneca partnership, a company whose main investors include former top Deutsche Bank executives, Silicon Valley behemoth Google and the UK government. All of them stand to profit from the vaccine alongside the vaccine’s two developers, Adrian Hill and Sarah Gilbert, who retain an estimated 10% stake in the company. Another overlooked point is the plan to dramatically alter the current sales model for the vaccine following the initial wave of its administration, which would see profits soar, especially if the now obvious push to make COVID-19 vaccination an annual affair for the foreseeable future is made reality.
Yet, arguably most troubling of all is the direct link of the vaccine’s lead developers to the Wellcome Trust and, in the case of Adrian Hill, the Galton Institute, two groups with longstanding ties to the UK Eugenics movement. The latter organization, named for the “father of eugenics” Francis Galton, is the re-named UK Eugenics Society, a group notorious for its promotion of racist pseudoscience and efforts to “improve racial stock” by reducing the population of those deemed inferior for over a century.
The ties of Adrian Hill to the Galton Institute should raise obvious concerns given the push to make the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine he developed with Gilbert the vaccine of choice for the developing world, particularly countries in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa, the very areas where the Galton Institute’s past members have called for reducing population growth.... READ MORE HERE
Note: As if New York does not have enough taxes, rules and penalties? It's disingenuous to say that Covid vaccines will not be "mandatory." It's doublespeak. Gobbledygook. Sleight of hand, or mouth. LIES. Sure, you don't have to get vaccinated, but...... then the penalties mount.
By Anne Dachel
Attention New Yorkers. Lawmakers are making plans. Notice the flat out contradiction:
Rosenthal emphasized that the bill is not the Legislature mandating that people receive the vaccine, but would give health experts the ability to make that call if necessary."It's to establish a process if there is not herd immunity," she said. "Mandatory simply means you are going to be required to get this, and if you don't you’re going to face certain fines” or other repercussions.
Before there was even a campaign promise of an effective coronavirus vaccine, there were those who vowed not to get inoculated. ...
Legislation proposed earlier this month by Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal would give the health department the ability to require individuals or groups of individuals who are medically cleared to receive the vaccine if clinical data shows that “residents of the state are not developing sufficient immunity from COVID-19.”
Rosenthal emphasized that the bill is not the Legislature mandating that people receive the vaccine, but would give health experts the ability to make that call if necessary.
"It's to establish a process if there is not herd immunity," she said. "I'm very confident there will be."
Robert Rock, a partner at Tully Rinckey law firm in Albany, said a vaccination mandate does not mean New York is “going to go around and round people up, restrain them and give people shots.”
Much like other aspects of life — for example, it is illegal to drive a car without insurance and you can face fines and fees as a result — thwarting a vaccine requirement would have consequences, Rock said.
“Mandatory simply means you are going to be required to get this, and if you don't you’re going to face certain fines” or other repercussions, he said.
If there isn’t a sufficient percentage of the population getting vaccinated in order to keep the rest of the population safe, Rock said it would be reasonable for the health department to mandate the vaccine. The response, he said, must be measured, reasonable and proportionate to the problem. ...
It’s that concern and desire for bodily autonomy that prompted state Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, to introduce legislation that prohibits a mandatory vaccine.
“We thought it was incumbent upon us to come up with a bill that will give mature, rational adults the opportunity to do their homework and decide if they want to get the vaccine,” Salka said. “It’s a bill that allows people to make a rational decision on their health care.”
Salka emphasized the legislation is not “an anti-vaccine bill,” but rather allowing the public to make their own decisions regarding one’s health. ...
"I think every time there is discussion about a vaccine, whether it's the measles vaccine or the flu vaccine, you have to go over the facts that a vaccination does not cause Autism," she said. "The basic facts of what a vaccine is."
I shared this story several years ago with family and friends. I thought of it again as I vacuumed that highly-trafficked rug area last week. It’s due for a deep clean once more. I’d love to make an appointment with this company, just to have the chance to catch up with the carpet cleaning guy.
With as much traffic our floors and carpets get, I've often wondered if it would be wise to purchase a steam cleaner. During Ronan's de-robing phase a few weeks ago, I came to a conclusion that YES, we do need our own steam cleaner.
During that phase, I scrubbed Ronan's bedroom carpet daily. The cleaner I got his carpet, the dingier other carpeting in the house started to look. While trying to recall the last time we had them professionally cleaned, I remembered a conversation that the carpet cleaner guy and I had.
We were talking about our kids, the summer ahead, and fun family things to do in town. Halfway through the conversation, Ronan walked into the room where we were talking. Boy was he was a sight! Ronan had tried to put on a bathing suit over his shorts, two pair of swim goggles, and swim floaties--both of them on one arm.
The carpet cleaner guy stopped mid-sentence. Ronan, taking no notice of him, stood in front of him and then stared at me. Signing 'swim, water, boat', his way of saying that he wants to go to the pool, Ronan reached for my hand. I offered it to him but didn't leap into action. Tugging on my hand, Ronan looked puzzled. It would be at least another hour before the carpet cleaning crew was done. That, and because it was raining, had us staying home with no plans to go to the pool that day at all.
A big thank you to everyone for helping us meet our $5,000 matching gift donor campaign!I have no plans to install an Age of Autism cee-ment pond here in our Connecticut "headquarters," but I can promise you that 10 grand is black gold and Texas tea toward keeping us up and running in 2021. Letters and emails with IRS info are forthcoming. What a year, eh? We'll continue to follow Covid, the big V topic that gets us in so much trouble and cost us our ability to keep most sponsors (always thank you to Jennifer Larsen and The Holland Center for their unwavering support), and of course, first, last and always the AGEING of autism. We will never forget Dan Olmsted's mission.
Thank you so very much to Laura Hayes for her generous match. And if anyone one cares to start a match of their own - let me know!
Merry Christmas. Here's an 8 hour video of lovely music. 8 hours. One shift of work. Except for most of us who work 3 shifts a day plus our "day job", right? One shift of work for those of us whose adult children are in congregate care with staff. Covid has been brutal for all of us, those taxed with all of the work at home and those whose "kids" are in lockdown in group homes across the world.
I hope you can relax a little bit today. I hope someone brings you a cup of tea or coffee, or your favorite appetizer that you didn't have to make. Maybe you can sit down at the dining table to eat a full meal. Possible or pipe dream, I hope we can all find way to continue traditions that have had to morph for autism first, and now, Covid on top of it.
My Christmas wish is that your family is safe and sound, content and well cared for, wherever they are.
We must point out that while the report focuses on "children," COVID changes have also ravaged families of adult children with autism and other diagnoses. Group homes have been especially hard hit, and families have been separated from their children for months. Mental health is a factor in general health. At what point are the restrictions.... enough. Or too much? My own daughter's school closed in June, and the report features local families that I know (like my daughter and I) who have struggled to find new placements and a way forward. How is your family doing? What are your challenges? Share in our comments.
Note: Yesterday, we told you that Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, gave his approval of Covid Vaccines. Here is a Bishop in Texas, urging caution. From The Bishop Strickland Hour on Virgin Most Powerful Radio.
Bishop Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler Texas, urges CAUTION getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Host Terry Barber:…Bishop Stickland, you’re in an article from LifeSite News. The headline is, U.S. Bishops Endorse Abortion Tainted COVID Vaccine; An Act of Love of Our Neighbor.
And this document entitled Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccinations was published just yesterday, December 14th and in this article, you and many other good bishops like Athanasius Schneider and many others, are actually on the other side of the coin in this. In other words, I want to ask you because so many of our listeners are thinking, what should I do with this COVID-19? Is it moral for me to take this vaccine if it’s been tainted from aborted babies, even though it was twenty or thirty years ago.
That’s the case, and in this article they’re saying that out of charity we should take this vaccine so that someone else won’t get the COVID-19. What’s your take on all this?
Bishop Joseph Strickland: I address the question for my flock here in east Texas, and my statement really comes down to this: I can’t, in good conscience, receive a vaccine myself that is tainted in whatever way from abortion.
An aborted child is used in whatever way for the production of this vaccine.
I can’t in good conscience personally receive that. I’m not demanding of others, but I think we need to look at the moral questions.
What I’ve really encouraged for a lot of other factors that go into these controversial vaccines and this very controversial disease of COVID-19 that truly does kill people, but how we control it and how we deal with it, you can talk to a different expert that tells you something different every day.
I’ve encouraged people to simply wait, not to rush into vaccines that have been thankfully very quickly produced, but also that’s somewhat problematic that they were produced so quickly without the usual testing of a vaccine.
SO my basic instruction says, I personally can’t in good conscience receive a vaccine that has been tainted, as you say, with the connection to an aborted child, a willfully aborted child.
The reality is that other vaccines are in development. They’re not being marketed yet. They’re not been approved yet, but are in development that have no association with aborted children.
So I’ve encourage my flock, and I encourage everyone, but my responsibility is the flock of east Texas here in the diocese of Tyler. I’ve encouraged all the people here, not just the Catholics, but everyone to just wait and evaluate all sorts of factors with these vaccines.
To me it’s a deal breaker when the two that are being offered now, as I understand it, have some connection to aborted children. And if that’s the case, I’m not going to receive it.
Barber: Bishop Strickland, are you aware that the death rate from COVID-19—now notice I said directly from COVID-19—is 0.03 percent, and most of these people who die from COVID die with it, not from it. In other words, they have heart disease, they have other ailments that they have to deal with.
Ninety-two percent of them die with other health problems. In other words, the 300,000 people that died with COVID, about 10 percent—now this is the CDC—only 10 percent died directly from COVID.
That’s 30,000 people. Bishop Strickland, … I read that more people are dying from the flu and pneumonia, and we don’t stop the economy.
I believe that it is a virus, and it can be serious, but in my lifetime we’ve gone through this and we deal with not by using a vaccine that’s immorally developed or even shutting down economies where people lose their jobs.…
Some people go, I’m going to not allow myself to be connected giving this COVID-19 to anyone else. So I’m going to wear the mask, stay at home. I’m not going to go to church. I’m not going to do anything because out of charity for my brother and sister out there I’m just going to not go to work. I just live in this bubble because it’s the right thing to do.
What’s wrong with that thinking?
Bp Strickland: It’s not taking in all the factors that need to be addressed. That’s what I encourage people to do, to look at all of it.
…Each of us needs to consider this and make our own decision. I think that people need to very much resist.
There’s a lot of talk about mandates. … I think we need to be very aware that mandating something like this, I think that we need to be very careful about that. …
I would encourage people to resist any forcing of receiving these vaccines because, like you said, there are many factors there. The death rate is not large. Certainly any death is bad and life is sacred, but I think we’ve got to look at all the different factors.
Look at the fact that these vaccines have been produced very quickly, shortcutting some of the usual testing and all.
Even beyond the moral issue of using unborn children, unborn neighbors, if we’re concerned about our neighbor, which we should be, …we’ve got a lot of unborn neighbors that our society isn’t concerned about at all…
We need to look at all the sides of the issue and make a well-formed conscience decision.
Barber: Bishop Strickland, I understand that flying on an airplane… the airlines are going to say you must have a vaccination shot before you get on certain airlines
I would imagine more and more airlines are going to require that. I know at the theaters they’re going to require you to have a vaccine.
What would happen… if they keep telling us, you can’t go to the grocery store without having this vaccine? They’re not telling you you have to have it, you just can’t do normal things in life.
Would it be an overstep to say if they came to your door as the bishop of Tyler, and they said, “Bishop Strickland, as the bishop of Tyler, I want you to implement this.”
The state is saying, nobody comes into church without being vaccinated.
What would you say?
Bp Strickland: No, thank you.
Barber: What happens if they pressure you as the bishop saying, “Look… you need to go along with this because if you don’t, the church is going to be persecuted? “
This has happened before in cultures. Are you going to hold the line on that, or what are you going to tell the government if they say you got to close your churches? What would you say?
Bp Strickland: Churches are being persecuted in the world as we speak. That’s just a reality…
That’s what persecution comes down to. It’s trying to be forced to do something that goes contrary to your faith.
We have to be willing to do what we have to, to live the truth that Jesus Christ has revealed to us. And if it becomes persecution, then in justice, we need to speak against that and do everything we can to resist any diminishing of the freedom of religion and the freedom of living our faith in every aspect of society. …
What I keep reminding myself, as a bishop, I need to act on what I know and what is true…and act on that…
“My father told me when I was a child: people in authority lie.
If we are going to continue to live in a democracy we need to understand that people in authority lie.
People in authority will abuse every power that we relinquish to them and right now we are giving them the power to micro-manage every bit of our lives, 24 hours a day. They’re going to know where we are, they’re going to know the money that we spend, they’re going to have access to our children.
They’re going to have the right to compel unwanted medical interventions on us. You know, the NAZIs did that in the camps, in World War 2—they tested the vaccines on Gypsies and Jews.
And the world was so horrified after the war that we signed the Nuremburg Charter and we all pledged when we do that, we would never again impose unwanted medical interventions on human beings without informed consent.
And yet in two years all of that conviction has suddenly disappeared, and people are walking around in masks where the science has not been explained to them—they are doing what they’re told.
These government agencies are orchestrating obedience and it is not democratic—it’s not the product of democracy. It’s the product of a pharmaceutical-driven, bio-security agenda that will enslave the entire human race and plunge us into a dystopian nightmare where the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed will be running our lives and ruining our children and destroying all the dreams and dignity that we hope to give to our children.”
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican told Roman Catholics on Monday that it was morally acceptable to use COVID-19 vaccines even if their production employed cell lines drawn from tissues of aborted foetuses. Read more here.
The middle to old aged, celibate men who will never get pregnant, never marry, and if they themselves father a child, it will be in secret, who tell women that they can not use birth control and never to have an abortion, have deemed the use of fetal cell lines acceptable. I am a Catholic woman. Divorced. My Grandmother was divorced in the early 1930s, and unable to take the sacrament of Communion throughout her life. It crushed her to sit in the pew when the rest of us would take our turns. She was considered a sinner. She was not. I'm not sure if I would be able to walk up the aisle to Communion in my former Parish here in my town, the Priest is extremely Conservative and strict. But The Vatican has approved fetal cell lines in Covid vaccines. This isn't new information. No major religion has disallowed vaccination because of how they are made, including Muslims and Jews for pig derived ingredients.
Moral relativism: No, it's not when cousins kiss. Moral relativism is the idea that there is no universal or absolute set of moral principles. It’s a version of morality that advocates “to each her own,” and those who follow it say, “Who am I to judge?” Moral Relativism - U Texas
European countries have been shutting down their borders with the United Kingdom following advice that it harbours a 70% more contagious version of the Covid virus, which has already led to the new Tier 4 lockdown arrangements in Southern England and the effective cancellation of Christmas. Whether the mutation is actually more contagious is a matter for dispute between two Oxford professors. The case that the “strain” is more contagious has been hypothesised by the Nervtag advisory committee led by Prof Peter Horby. According to the Daily Mail Prof Horby, who is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, said the figure of 70 per cent was based on 'converging data'.
“He said: 'This is including, but not limited to, the rate of change in the frequency of detection of the variant (the growth rate) and the correlation between R values and the frequency of detection of the new variant.'”
This, however, is disputed by Prof Carl Heneghan of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. He told the Mail:
'I've been doing this job for 25 years and I can tell you can't establish a quantifiable number in such a short time frame.'
He added 'every expert is saying it's too early to draw such an inference'.
Professor Heneghan said there was no doubt this time of the year, the 'height of the viral season', was a difficult time for the NHS. But he said failure to put out the basis of the figures was undermining public trust.
But while the mutation is already circulating in other European countries it has led to them shutting down food supplies to the UK coincidentally or not on the very verge of Brexit. Prof Horby had previously been embroiled in controversy earlier this year over the Hydroxychloroquine trial in which inappropriately high quantities of HCQ were given to Covid patients already in a serious condition (the trial was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Also on the Nervtag Committee is Prof Ferguson of Imperial College whose controversial modelling led to the UK’s first lockdown in the spring. Ferguson was forced to resign from the more prominent SAGE committee after breaking lockdown rules pursuing a romantic liaison, but not apparently from Nervtag. Ferguson’s Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium at Imperial College is also funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the global vaccine alliance, GAVI. Ferguson's group was said to have received $185 million from the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation between 2006 and 2018.
Russell Brand is a brash, bright, loquacious thinker who is also an actor, author and comedian. You might recognize him from HBOs "Ballers." I expect the usual dismissal from the mainstream - after all he's the wrong kind of "tor." Ac not doc. When a celebrity speaks out within the allowed Point of View he or she is commended for bravely speaking out. When a celebrity speaks out from the disallowed POV, he or she is a airhead (females) or bigot (males) or worse. Russell Brand will not be easily shut up. You can visit his YouTube Channel here. Welcome to my YouTube channel! Everybody knows that the old ideas won’t help us. Religion is dead. Capitalism is dead. Communism is dead. Where will the answers of the next century lie? Particularly, when we’re facing a mental health epidemic and ecological melt down. On this channel my videos explore new ways to connect with ourselves and one another and how to elevate our consciousness. I post wellbeing and spirituality videos every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. And you can watch some of my Under The Skin podcast every Thursday! I'd love you to subscribe to my channel, oh and make sure to hit that notification bell otherwise you won't get told about new videos! Love, Russell
The #Covid vaccine has just been approved to be used from next week in the UK. How do you feel about it? Would you take it or are you sceptical about? Is it the essential antidote to life resuming we've been waiting for or are you wary about it? Why?
All of them took center stage last week with a COVID-19 vaccine. Quite a few others have put their names and faces out there including this nurse.
She isn’t a well-known leader or influencer but certainly played a role in the latest COVID19 vaccine public relations campaign. Caught on camera, those watching saw the nurse manager hit the deck several minutes after receiving the vaccine.
While I appreciate that the news is finally covering all the facts, including that vaccines have serious side effects, I’ll never advocate for the administration of vaccinations to be shown on TV. What other medical procedure gets broadcasted on live television like vaccines do? None that I can think of. I know that airing the event with famous people and front-line workers is all part of the dog and pony show. Financial backers think it will help reduce vaccine “hesitancy”.
Vaccine hesitancy certainly exists, but so does not wanting to go to other types of medical appointments. I know no man who looks forward to a yearly check-up. I know no woman who excitedly counts down the days for her next breast or pelvic exam. Can you imagine if we got to see those procedures or other private exams on TV – like Pence’s prostate exam or Pelosi getting a mammogram?
It wasn't so momentous for Nurse Tiffany Dover of CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who passed out on camera at the dog and pony show put on by her medical center. I could see her distress before she opened her mouth. She staggered to the microphone. The video is all over Facebook and elsewhere. It's on our Facebook page too.
What really struck me, and what I hope that I can bring to you as a unique perspective, is that while she stumbled to the microphone, NONE OF THE MEN AROUND HER came to her aid or stopped her from going forward. Such is war. ONWARD VACCINATION SOLDIERS! They had a job to do after all, to make this press conference a full tribute to Pfizer.
I noticed her distress in one second. She wobbled like the Weebles my little brother loved in the 1970s. Did you notice it too? Imagine the callous disregard of those around her. She is a 30 year old mother of two children. I would have run to her to help in that moment.
Ask the leadership of CHI how they feel about endangering this young Mother. Go ahead and run a Google search for the cmi medical center vaccine press conference and see if you can find anything. Scrubbed cleaner than my kitchen sink. The next day, she told media that she sometimes faints when in great pain. Not sure how that became the smart cover story. First of all, she was cheerful and followed the script well until she had to mumble, "sorry," (in the photo shown, that's what she was saying). And second if the product causes so much pain that you pass out, well, that's not exactly a roaring endorsement. But endorse Nurse Dover did. Before, during and after.
Worry. Go ahead and worry. Would you eat a 20 pound turkey that had been cooked for 2 hours, even if the chef promised you he used a new kind of bird, in a fancy pan, in a never before used oven designed by angels? What if your OB said he could deliver your baby at 5 months gestation and ensure you'd have a perfectly developed, healthy baby? Who will stand up and scream that the Covid vaccines rolling out across the nation have serious side effects and no liability? Seems the FDA might be trying. A little.
CNBC: FDA staff recommends watching for Bell’s palsy in Moderna and Pfizer vaccine recipients
U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff recommends monitoring people who get Pfizer or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine shots for possible cases of Bell’s palsy, saying it’s not necessarily a side effect but worth watching out for after a handful of trial participants got the condition, which causes half of your face to droop.
A 54-page staff report released Tuesday said there were four reported cases of Bell’s palsy among Moderna’s more than 30,000 clinical trial participants. Three of the participants who got Bell’s palsy also received the vaccine instead of a placebo shot. Pfizer’s trial similarly had four reported cases of Bell’s palsy out of some 43,000 participants. All four Bell’s palsy cases in Pfizer’s trial got the vaccine and not the placebo. READ MORE
We may be entering a Sneetch world. Discrimination based on vaccination status. If you aren't familiar with Dr. Suess' story, there are two sorts of Sneetches. Those with and those without stars upon thars - their bellies. I've copied a video reading below. Theodor "Ted" Geisel, aka Dr. Suess, was a political cartoonist and activist, not simply an author of iconic children's books.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widespread, could a card proving recipients have been vaccinated soon be required to get on a plane, go to a concert or sporting events?
A year ago, it would be hard to imagine but it is a possibility that some facets of everyday lives could look very different as more people get the COVID-19 vaccine. The first doses were administered Monday afternoon. But there are already questions about whether people will be required to get it.
"I can assure you the state has no intention of mandating the vaccine," Deputy DHS Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said. "What private employers do, you know, will be up to each employer as to the conversations they want to have with their employees."
The state gives anyone getting the vaccine a card. But Willems Van Dijk said it's meant as a reminder to return for the next injection. It's not meant to be used as proof for admission to work or other venues.
This article is from an interview with Dr. Peter Hotez on NPR last month. The Tweet in the photo is from yesterday. Dr Hotez jubilantly taking a CoVax. I expect his tie to spin with giddy delight. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are starting to be delivered and administered as of this week. Imagine any doctor stating that we need to vaccinate THE ENTIRE WORLD POPULATION. What on earth is that? The assumption is safety and efficacy for billions, which is impossible nonsense. The reality is that the damage and danger is considered “worth it.” Vaccines are now a bona fide religion, a cult requiring compliance, no questions, no choice. MMR bows before CoVax as the new god on the block. This is a frightening road, no matter what your thoughts on vaccination, all, some, none. Never before has the world been told to fall into step like this, so fast. In 10 months, life has been radically changed and now we need a vacccine. Why does the mainstream accept this like the second coming of Christ? The new enemy is a virus that knows no nation, has no birthplace but is meant to instill fear from pole to pole, around the equator. And the United States, once the bastion of freedom and independence is marching proudly toward... what? This is NOT about anti-vax - it's about what has happened to our nation. Today we can blame President Trump. And in a month we can blame President Biden. Two pawns in a game I simply do not understand.
By Anne Dachel
Hotez makes it clear that we all need to be vaccinated against COVID.
This is not a time to be defiant. This is not a time to be reckless. This is a time to take this virus seriously and realize now we have an end to this through vaccination. 19:00
Remember ultimately we have to vaccinate the world’s human population, billions of people. 43:27
Furthermore, Americans not wearing a mask will cause thousands to die.
It says unless we can get to 95 percent mask wearing, we’re looking at another 150,000 who will lose their lives between now and a week or two after the inauguration. We have the stunning number in a terrible way of 400,000Americans losing their lives by a week or so after the inauguration. …
For me the tragedy is none of those people have to die if we adhere to 95 percent mask wearing, number one. 14:47
Hotez sees anyone questioning vaccine safety as a direct threat.
In his words:
We need to … start doing something about this very aggressive anti-vaccine movement that’s now morphed into a wide scale anti-science machine or empire or confederacy that really dominates the Internet and dominates our American life right now. We’ve got to figure out a way to begin dismantling that as well. 25:10
Dr. Peter Hotez is part of a team working to develop a low-cost COVID vaccine that could be distributed globally. "Vaccines are coming," he says. "We have to get everybody through to the other side." Hotez talks about vaccine development, the anti-vax movement, and what the year ahead might look like.
Like it or not. Legal or not. Government collects, maintains, and even shares and sells massive amounts of your personal data. This data collection starts before you are born and continues after you die. Government knows your name(s), social security number, age, birthdate, if and whom you married, and when. Were you ever divorced? Do you have children? What are your unchanging physical characteristics, like your height and eye color? Government likely has several photos at different ages, and possibly even your DNA and fingerprints. Government knows how much you weighed at birth and how much you weighed when you got your first driver’s license. They know what kind of student you were, if you received special education services, and if you attended public schools, what your grade point average was. They certainly know how much money you reported making, and how you earned it, every time you filed a tax return. This list could go on and on including the use of your identifiable data for medical and educational profiling of you, your immediate and extended family members, alive or dead, for any research purpose they deem appropriate. And all of this without your consent.
Not only is government collecting massive amounts of your personal data, so are private entities. Your information is routinely gathered by social networks, websites, and businesses across a broad spectrum of situations and circumstances. Have you ever queried a product or topic in a search engine then to see advertisements or news feeds inundating your social media accounts, emails, etc. about the very topic or product you had just searched hours before? It seems impossible to avoid. Sometimes helpful and other times extremely annoying and invasive.
These government and private data efforts have become an industry of its own. That industry has many names, but for our purposes here we will call it “big data”. This industry has many components, the keys to which are large diverse sets of information growing at rapid, often exponential, rates. The purpose of “big data” is to help someone make money somehow, either quickly (often by way of targeted advertisements) or in the future (often by way of targeted research). Many agree “big data” is now a hot new asset class, a way to invest in a new form of intellectual property.
Businesses all over the world have turned their focus to data as a source of competitive advantage. But some of the biggest participants in the ecosystem of “big data” are large universities involved in medical, pharmaceutical, and biochemical research. These universities typically represent their primary mission as educational: to teach, train and prepare their students for productive careers as scientists and physicians. Increasingly, however, these universities have become focused on a different mission altogether: applying for grants, conducting basic and applied research, pursuing medical innovation, and ultimately securing patents for commercially valuable ideas, which they can then turn around and license for huge returns. If you thought universities paid their bills exclusively through tuition and alumni giving, think again. Increasingly, these universities participate in a different kind of industry, one best described as “big research.”
In the world of big research, whether it’s conducted in public or private universities, “big data” is deployed in the service of multiple applications all the way from electronic health records, drug safety and efficacy, finding a cure for cancer, or new buzzword topics and efforts such as “personalized healthcare”, or “large population-based disease surveillance”. All the medical data being collected must go somewhere, and it does, into databases all over the world. With “big data” growth comes huge benefits and the ever-increasing challenges of collecting, transmitting, storing, securing, protecting, sharing, displaying, analyzing, accessing provisions, and -yes-monetizing it.
It is hard to overstate the value and scope of “big data”. One area in which big data and big research have come together over the last few decades has been the pursuit of genomic research. Inputs to this research take many forms and require many kinds of data, including (but not limited to), genealogy, disease patterns, heritability patterns, DNA markers, gene expression, etc. Big research grant funds flow liberally to researchers with access to unique archives of such big data.
The very first recipient of the Pfizer vaccine is an African American female nurse. She hopes to inspire others to get vaccinated. She believes in science. And Melinda Gates now believes firmly in super safe vaccines and in Santa Claus because months ago she said that she wanted healthcare workers and African Americans to be among the first to get vaccinated for Covid. From our post The One In Which Melinda Gates Bestows COVID VaccinesTIME: The scale of anti-racism protests we’re seeing right now is incredible. How does this moment relate to your work in health equity? We know the way out of COVID-19 will be a vaccine, and it needs to go out equitably. Who needs it after health care workers? In the U.S., that would be black people next, quite honestly, and many other people of color. They are having disproportionate effects from COVID-19. Mind you, Melinda Gates is not a scientist. She is not an MD. She is not a PhD (Hello, Dr. Biden!) She is not even a pharma technician.... Let's not tell Nurse Lindsay. And let's hope she stays safe and does not have too much of an adverse reaction to her vaccine.
New York City ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay was the first person to get the covid-19 vaccine after FDA authorization in the United States. On The ReidOut, she says “As a nurse, my practice is guided by the science. I believe in science ... I hope that me taking the vaccine today is an inspiration to you."New York City ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay was the first person to get the covid-19 vaccine after FDA authorization in the United States. On The ReidOut, she says “As a nurse, my practice is guided by the science. I believe in science ... I hope that me taking the vaccine today is an inspiration to you."
Just last, week, reports of adverse reactions to the Pfizer vaccine in the UK hit the press. Anne Dachel shared this with us:
Washington Times reporter Cheryl Chumley is a voice of reason in a world where the media is pushing for universal, mandated COVID vaccination. She urges caution and calls for the right of an individual to choose to be vaccinated.
I wonder if Cheryl knows there is no liability for the vaccine makers for any damage they inflict.
It was Day One of U.K.’s rollout of the much-ballyhooed coronavirus vaccine — and already people began reporting adverse reactions.
That’s not just bad news. That’s oops, public relations’ devastation bad news.
Anyhow, now the UK. government regulators are saying that people who have a “significant history” of allergic reactions to things like, umm, cats or Christmas trees or, oh, let’s see, maybe chemicals that are injected into their bodies that haven’t undergone testing for long-term effects — that maybe these people with these significant allergy-prone histories ought not stand in line for the Pfizer-BioNTech version.
“As is common with new vaccines, the MHRA [Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency] have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded adversely,”said Stephen Powis, the national medical director for the National Health Service in England, in a statement reported by The Associated Press.