We still have a long road ahead of us before the world returns to anything resembling the way that it was before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the globe.
But the new COVID-19 vaccines mark a huge step forward. So when I see so-called “experts” discouraging the public from getting them? Needless to say, I get pretty outraged.
So, allow me to continue yesterday’s conversation, in which I set out to dismantle one particularly deceiving article making claims against the COVID-19 vaccines…
Distinguishing between fact and fiction
False Statement #3: “Let me re-emphasize that this COVID-19 experimental gene therapy does not meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) own definition of a vaccine. This means that the individuals who get them are the guinea pigs.”
Simply put, these statements are nothing more than scare tactics. And using this logic, you’d have to live inside a bubble. Let me explain…
Any patient who submits to any novel therapy is a “guinea pig.” Each year, millions of patients take medicines and vaccines that have been tested on a large cohort of subjects, multiple times, and which have been designated generally safe as novel therapies.
Some of those patients will have an adverse reaction; some won’t. Some will be affected much more severely than others. That’s just the nature of medical advances. And it’s why novel therapies go through a three-step process to test for general safety.
Absolute safety in medicine—or life, for that matter—simply does not exist. You can either try the novel therapy or not. The choice is yours, but nothing comes without risk.
(And let’s not forget how many other ways we’ve been used as “guinea pigs”, and for far less noble reasons—from glyphosate, the main chemical in the week killer Roundup®, and DDT to the ultra-processed Frankenfoods we stuff in our mouths every day.)
False Statement #4: “Because these are the first mRNA ‘vaccines’ ever used in humans, you would think that they would have been first tested and proven safe in animal studies and have at least two years of human testing, which are routinely required. Instead, the COVID-19 mRNA ‘vaccine’ was only tested on humans for a couple of months. Wouldn’t it be prudent to have long term-human studies before recommending mass vaccination?”
Sure, that’s exactly what we would all prefer.
But keep in mind that 15 years have elapsed between early experiments on this medical technology and what’s currently being produced.
The mRNA element of this vaccine is just the carrier—and that part of it has been thoroughly tested, with minimal adverse findings.
Years from now, it’s possible that we discover problems or drawbacks with mRNA vaccines. Because once again, absolute safety unfortunately does not exist. But right now, this is a calculated risk that the entire world must weigh. This pandemic has grinded life as we know it to a halt for a year already. I don’t think any of us are willing to put a return to normalcy on hold for another decade while researchers do long-term testing.
False Statement #5: “In the first month of use, there were more than 40,000 documented adverse reactions in the U.S., including thousands of cases of anaphylactic shock and serious neurological problems. Because only 10 percent of adverse effects are routinely reported, hundreds of thousands have likely been harmed. That is only in the first 30 days! As of February 14, there were also 934 deaths in individuals who had received this experimental gene therapy so-called ‘vaccine,’ including baseball great, Hank Aaron.”
Simple mathematics anticipated adverse reactions, based solely on the final testing phases—so there’s actually nothing shocking or surprising here as the actual numbers trickle in. Plus, it’s a flat-out lie that only ten percent of adverse effects are routinely reported.
Not only that, but 95 percent of these 40,000 adverse reactions required no medical intervention and were mild. Even anaphylactic shock, which is a life-threatening medical emergency, can be treated quickly and effectively, in virtually all instances. (This is one of the main reasons why the CDC recommends patients to be observed for a minimum of 15 minutes post-vaccination.)
Finally, it is not common to experience “serious neurological problems” after vaccination—though as I explained above, nothings comes without risk. And everyone’s body reacts differently to anything you put into it.
Bottom line? These stats don’t even come close to the number of COVID-19 deaths around the globe. So, again, I urge you to make a calculated decision here.
False Statement #6: “There is convincing evidence that this experimental gene therapy may trigger an antibody-dependent enhancement reaction and increase the virus’s ability to infect your cells.”
As for this claim… show me the source! (I’ll enjoy these cricket sounds while I wait.)
I couldn’t find anything to back this nonsense up. And I understand that a lack of source may not make a difference to some people. But it should—especially given what’s at stake here.
So I’ll leave you with the same message I always do in situations like this: Ultimately it’s your choice to vaccinate or not—at least, so far.
But for the health of the nation and the world, I’m asking you to at least consider getting vaccinated. Take everything that I’ve reported about COVID-19 here in my Reality Health Check e-letter and in my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter into account. And if you feel comfortable, when eligible, make an appointment to get vaccinated.
“The So-Called COVID-19 “Vaccine” Is Really A Dangerous Experimental Gene Therapy.“ Conservative Republicans of Texas News, 02/25/21. (crtxnews.com/dangers-of-the-covid-19-vaccine/)