Mandates, mandates, mandates
Last updated 10/8/2021 at 4:31pm
Gov. Newsom announced his new vaccine mandate for school children, a group of citizens who have very little risk of dying from COVID. The risk benefits I’ve written about before, so we don’t need to go back over it. But to sum it up, out of tens of millions of children, we’ve had 35 deaths from COVID. In 2018, we had 636 child deaths by car accident and 97,000 injuries in California.
Almost all the COVID deaths had other co-morbidities and doctors are saying the school mandate is not based on clinical evidence. Rather it appears to be political, to appease the larger teachers’ unions. There’s very little risk benefit for the students, so are the students being used as human shields for the schoolteachers and employees? Or, it’s just a flat out “follow the money” scenario.
Pharmaceutical companies are some of the largest political lobby donors.
Companies like Pfizer can double their profits if they can just get politicians to “mandate” their products to children. By the way, if you do have an adverse effect, like the myocarditis and death that has been documented with mostly young males, or any of the other documented adverse effects, there is no compensation. Congress under the Reagan administration passed a law exempting pharmaceutical companies from being liable or responsible for their own products.
Parents who have long-term injuries to their children can go to the vaccine court and try and get compensation, but it takes years, and the roadblocks are huge. There were supposed to be safety studies done regularly to protect children and none of those studies happened as was outlined in the original bill. A lawsuit was won last year by Children’s Health Defense after exposing the negligence.
President Biden also announced his decision to recommend the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could formally review the scientific booster data.
In protest, two senior FDA officials, Marion Gruber, Ph.D. and Phil Krause, M.D., stepped down from the COVID vaccine review team in the middle of the approval process. There was reportedly widespread frustration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its advisory committee’s involvement in FDA responsibilities. The FDA didn’t officially cite a reason for their resignations.
Gruber, a 32-year FDA employee, served as the director of FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review. Dr. Krause was OVRR deputy director and worked with the FDA for over a decade. Former FDA chief scientist Luciana Borio, M.D. said that the FDA was losing “two giants'' in the field.
The two doctors didn’t publicly state why they were leaving, but they, along with a group of doctors published this statement in the Lancet, a world-renown medical journal published since the 1800s.
“Although the benefits of primary COVID-19 vaccination clearly outweigh the risks, there could be risks if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects (such as myocarditis…or Guillain-Barre syndrome). If unnecessary boosting causes significant adverse reactions, there could be implications for vaccine acceptance that go beyond COVID-19 vaccines. Thus, widespread boosting should be undertaken only if there is clear evidence that it is appropriate.”
The FDA voted against President Biden’s vaccine booster plan Aug. 17, despite heavy political pressure. Biden then announced Aug. 18 that boosters would be available to the general public by Sept. 20. The CDC shows that 955,000 Americans have received boosters despite the FDA only endorsing them for high-risk populations aged 65 and older.
The pressure for boosters comes largely from the presence of the Delta which is reportedly more contagious but less deadly. The FDA analyzed Pfizer's data on immune responses to the Delta variant, but it only involved two dozen participants, according to the FDA’s analysis. It puts regulators in an awkward situation with the current administration.
AP News stated, “The uncertainties were yet another reminder that the science surrounding boosters is more complicated than the Biden administration suggested when the president and his top aides rolled out their plan at the White House last month.”
Or, maybe those FDA leaders were uncomfortable with the fact that half their agency’s funding comes from the pharmaceutical companies that are trying to get their new products approved? Or the fact that the political pressures are really tough, coupled with a revolving door of employees and directors that go from the FDA and the CDC to pharmaceutical company positions once their products are approved and vice versa.
Part of the issue is that while people are parroting “follow the science,” it’s actually more political. Children don’t need COVID vaccines, but it’s politically correct. Boosters need more time to be studied, but it’s politically correct to rush them out there. Many vaccine decisions are being fought in the public square by press release rather than science or even the regulatory agencies approval.
Johnson & Johnson announced via press release, Sept. 21, that second doses of its COVID vaccine provided 94 % protection of asymptomatic COVID-19. By-the-way, how do you prove that if you don’t know you’re sick and don’t have symptoms? Especially when the PCR tests have shown that they have such a high false positive result?
The data for either claim has not yet been reviewed by the FDA. Science by politics and science by press release is dangerous.
Or, maybe the FDA employees were uncomfortable with what Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on national TV about the FDA and Pfizer.
“We do not have an FDA-approved vaccine being administered in the U.S. The FDA played a bait and switch. They approved the Comirnaty version of Pfizer drugs. It’s not available in the U.S. They even admit it. I sent them a letter three days later asking, ‘What are you doing?’ What they did is they extended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer drug vaccine that’s available in the U.S., here that’s more than 30 days later, they haven’t asked that very simple question.”
Then Sen. Johnson made a presentation on the Senate floor Thursday, Sept. 30, to expose some COVID facts that he says have been censored in the U.S.
He referred to public health figures from England, because he says health authorities in the U.S. are obfuscating the facts and misleading Americans with their COVID reports. There have been reports where large numbers of deaths and adverse reactions have disappeared from the CDC Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS), by families of the victims. A CDC whistleblower reported that the numbers are as much as 5x higher than what is public.
“Let’s look at some data,” Sen. Johnson said. “The type of data we are not getting from our healthcare agencies, so we have to look, unfortunately, to England and Israel, that are more transparent.
“I will give you the highlights,” Johnson went on. “But I am showing that this is from Public Health England. This is one of their federal healthcare agencies. This is from their Technical Briefing No. 23, dated Sept. 17, 2021.
“It covers cases for about seven-and-a-half months. What the data shows for that seven-and-a-half-month period in England, there were about 750,000 new COVID cases. About a little under 600,000 of those were Delta variant – about 80%.
“The number of deaths associated with those 600,000 Delta cases was 2,542,” Johnson added. “Which gives us a Case Fatality Ratio of about 0.4. Now, again, case fatality is higher than infection fatality because these are actually registered cases and there are all kinds of infections that never get registered.”
“So, to put this in context, an infection fatality rate for a bad flu season is slightly under 0.2,” he went on. “Half of this. Just to put things in perspective.
“Now, President Biden – and this has been parroted by the media and news media – said that what we are currently experiencing is a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’,” Johnson said. “They don’t really give us any data to back that up. They just proclaim, pronounce that 99% of people with COVID now are unvaccinated. But they don’t give us the data.”
“Well, we have data from England,” he went on. “And here’s the data. So, of the 600,000 cases in England, 43% were the unvaxxed, 27% were with the fully vaxxed, another 30% were with the partially vaxxed, or just undetermined.”
“Here is another quote from President Biden,” he continued. “President Biden said, ‘if you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized. You’re not going to an ICU unit. You’re not going to die. You’re not going to get COVID, if you have these vaccinations.’”
“Well, maybe that’s true in the U.S., I kind of doubt it,” he said. “Because in England, of the 600,000 new cases of Delta, of the over 2,500 deaths, 63% of those deaths, 1,613 people, were fully vaccinated. Twenty-eight percent were with the unvaxxed.
“Now, this is information the American people have probably never heard,” he said. “This information, by conveying it, I will get attacked. I will be vilified. I will be censored. I will be suppressed.
“So, that is one of the reasons I come to the floor of the Senate to reveal this information that the American people need to know,” he concluded.
Monday, Oct. 4, it was announced that ‘Double Vaccinated’ Emmy Award Winner Marc Pilcher died tragically of COVID at age 53.