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 Vaccines TIME: 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.
From MSNBC: ‘I believe in science’: NYC Nurse first to get vaccinated for covid-19 in United States
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.
Dec 10, 2020, WASH TIMES: COVID-19 vaccine's rocky U.K. start raises red flags on safety
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.
In other words: We knew that some people wouldn’t react well to the vaccine. So we’re now asking that those people who think they won’t react well to the vaccine to stay home and not take the vaccine.
That’s an interesting public relations whitewash.
It’s sort of the same message the people who don’t want to serve as Big Pharma’s coronavirus guinea pigs have been saying as reason to not take the shot — that the side effects aren’t known, and that this unknown makes it risky business for individuals to take the shot.
Now here come the adverse side effects.
But instead of acknowledging individuals’ concerns and underscoring the individuals’ rights to choose what goes into one’s own body, versus what does not, government — at least the government in the United Kingdom — is shoulder-shrugging off the adverse allergic reactions of a couple, and saying, in essence, big deal, this is expected.
Well, if the government expects negative effects from the coronavirus vaccine, isn’t that the same as admitting that individuals are quite right and proper and correct in hesitating to take the coronavirus shot?
Yes, it is.
The fact that the government is trying, Orwellian like, to draw the opposite conclusion just underscores the need for individuals to think and think hard before taking the vaccine.
On the COVID-19 vaccine, there’s no guarantee of its safety. At this point, there’s not even a guarantee citizen safety is the government’s No. 1 priority.
And for Americans, the lesson is this: Just because government says something is safe doesn’t mean it is. Just because politicos and medical bureaucrats promise the vaccine will return society to normal doesn’t mean it will. On the vaccine, Americans need to think and consider carefully the effects, the side-effects and the long-term effects and side-effects — because right now, and this is the red flag, nobody knows.
Cheryl Chumley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @ckchumley.