A number of letters have recently been published in this paper by a Mr. Robert Wise advocating for private-employer vaccine mandates of the mRNA injection. This stance is as unpopular as it is unfortunate, as we are witnessing a nation-wide walkout of healthcare workers, law-enforcement officials and teachers who would rather lose their jobs than get a controversial injection against their will. It appears that Mr. Wise believes everyone should be injected, willingly or unwillingly, and will use anyone critical of the vaccines as a whipping boy for their poor success rate (“vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus.” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, 7/30/21).
Moving on: as we are all aware, the Biden administration proposes vaccination mandates on employees across the board. As unpopular as this move is, thankfully, we live in a state where our governor does not share the same feelings as our nation’s president: “The President has no authority to require that Americans inject themselves because of their employment at a private business. The vaccine itself is life-saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants” (Twitter, Tate Reeves, 9/9/21).
As for the “vaccine hesitant,” there should be at least 15,937 reasons to question the rationale behind mandatory shots, but here are just a few that come to mind:
First of all, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) shows that, as of 10/3/21, there have been 15,937 COVID vaccine reported deaths - more than all the other vaccines deaths put together - and 71,036 COVID vaccine reported hospitalizations. VAERS is a voluntary reporting system of vaccine injuries and is built from the HHS data available. It currently has 752,801 COVID vaccine adverse event reports on the website that are available for download. Everyone should take a look at this website (www.openvaers.com).
Second, doctors believe that early treatment of the illness is the proven option for fighting the virus, vs. the insanity of doing nothing, per CDC recommendations, until hospitalization is required. It is no wonder that people are terrified of this 99% recoverable virus when early treatment is not recommended. Instead, they are sent home to be alone, cross their fingers, and simply hope they won’t die. Off-label use medications, along with a host of other treatments, are being used all over the world and are proving to be highly effective. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies support their safety and efficacy, and these life-saving treatments do not threaten anyone’s Constitutionally-protected rights to decline them (DuckDuckGo any of the COVID treatment articles by Dr. Peter McCullough, internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist and see for yourself).
Third, Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology used by Pfizer and Moderna to create the COVID vaccines, has given dozens of interviews warning about the dangers surrounding the shot, and calls for a stop to the injections. Furthermore, he has reported that individuals who have been vaccinated with these vaccines are at a greater risk of getting COVID than non-vaccinated people. His opinion is well worth considering. (www.vaccinefreedom.wordpress.com/2021/07/30).
Fourth, two top FDA vaccine regulators, Dr. Marion Gruber and Dr. Philip Krause, recently resigned over the Biden-administration’s recent announcement of the booster shot plan before the FDA had actually signed off on it. (www.businessinsider-.com, 9/1/21). For anyone following the booster-shot controversy, this should cause great concern.
Fifth, there is legitimate concern that the vaccines created to fight the infections are now in fact making them worse. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said during a March 2020 press briefing: “There are diseases in which you vaccinate someone, they get infected with what you’re trying to protect them with, and you actually enhance the infection… It’s the worst possible thing you could do, is vaccinate somebody to prevent infection and actually make them worse.” Are the vaccines making some people worse? It’s a question worth considering.
And lastly, a fast-tracked injection program against the swine flu in 1976 was halted after 32 deaths. But with near 15,600 COVID reported deaths, why does it go against the politically correct rulebook to question the current vaccine program? Where is the well-deserved black-box warning?
I have many friends and family that are fully vaccinated, and have seen others greatly relieved to come out of isolation. But vaccines are clearly not for everyone.
On a more positive side, an estimated 100 million people have already had the virus, have fully recovered from it, and now are assumed to have full, natural immunity. Thankfully, we live in a state where we are free to request different treatments to fight this virus. In addition, Mississippi is currently leading the nation in the use of the lifesaving monoclonal antibody infusions per capita (The Sun Herald, 9/20/21).
Regardless of what people may feel about the vaccines, everyone should be current on the controversies surrounding the use and efficacies of them. The CDC and FDA should not be the sole authority of this pandemic – other voices should matter. One size does not fit all. Other life-saving alternatives are at hand, and proof of natural immunity from prior infection should be sufficient to waive the need for vaccination. It is high time the vaccine mandate discussions end and for other treatment protocols to come to the forefront of the fight against COVID.
Greta Mills is a Northsider.