Sunday, January 31, 2021

Nineteen years ago, I warned of the broad power grab that proposed legislation would bring when a pandemic or bioterrorism was declared. We are now living through the results of this usurpation of the citizens' authority.

Meryl Nass, MD

The Model Emergency Health Powers Act Creates Its Own Emergency


Meryl Nass, MD

April 8, 2002 - One year ago, the Centers for Disease Control began negotiations for a model piece of legislation that would help states deal with a bioterrorism epidemic. Why focus on the states rather than the federal government? Because control of the practice of medicine is regulated at the state, not federal level. Some emergency responses are also handled at the state level, such as disasters in which the national guard (really a state militia) is called to assist. Other preparations for emergencies are made at the federal level.

The CDC negotiations concluded rapidly after September 11, and Georgetown and Johns Hopkins University Professor of Law and Public Health Lawrence O. Gostin received a CDC contract to write and do public relations to help pass such a bill in every state. He says, "America is experiencing a tragedy of unprecedented proportions, but there is one silver lining: the political community is coming together with a clear determination to protect the civilian population from harm."

The silver lining for him was a $300,000 per year contract for up to three years for his services.

By October 30 (was it a trick or a treat?) the first version of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act was unveiled, and presented to every governor and state legislature for review. Outside the halls of government, the bill bombed. A wide variety of pundits blasted its unprecedented incursions of our civil liberties. George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley points out that "what the Act does not mention is that governors in most states already have all of the authority contained in the Act."

The bill allows a governor to declare an emergency on almost any infectious basis (emergencies are loosely defined in the bill) — and once declared, would then give the governor "unchecked and unfettered power," according to Turley. He also notes, "What is most astonishing is the triggering of this absolute authority is left entirely to the discretion of each governor."

According to Jennifer King, Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council, "Most unusual is the fact that there are no provisions for judicial or legislative review of the emergency declaration. In fact, the legislature is pointedly prohibited from reviewing the declaration for 60 days."

She also points out the bill’s "blatant disregard for personal privacy and individual liberties... All information gathered by medical professionals and pharmacists [must] be reported to public health authorities," who may share it with "persons who have a legitimate need," including law enforcement authorities. But ‘legitimate need’ is not defined.

That is only the beginning. The bill further gives the authorities the right to seize or destroy property, food, medicines, firearms, etc. Citizens can be subjected to medical examinations and treatments against their will. The bill’s first draft made refusal of medical care a misdemeanor! In addition to compulsory acceptance of medications and vaccinations, citizens can be forcibly quarantined. According to Jennifer King, "public health authorities may determine who gets what drugs when, ‘without any additional legislative authorization.’"

Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has pointed out what should be an obvious problem: "Public health officials are not omniscient." For example, "They were silent as the WHO destroyed tens of millions of smallpox vaccine doses in the 1990s for want of $25,000 per year to buy electricity for the storage freezers." More recently, CDC made a number of poor decisions when it came to handling the anthrax crisis.

Dr. Orient sums up what the Act provides, compared to what would really be needed in an actual emergency: "In improving emergency preparedness, States should emphasize abilities to mitigate the situation, not powers to seize, commandeer, coerce, punish and disrupt. Better laboratories with surge capacity; stockpiles of vaccine, drugs, medical equipment and supplies; protective gear; decontamination equipment; and improved training of both officials and citizens would all be very helpful, but are not part of the Emergency Health Powers Act."

The Model Emergency Health Powers Act will be coming to your state for a vote sometime this year, if it has not already done so. Consider letting your representatives know what you think about this bill.


Professor Gostin’s Center for Law and the Public Health

Prescription for Disaster

Power Grab: The states in a state of emergency. Jennifer King

Thursday, January 28, 2021

USG buys too much vaccine. Governments Sign Secret Vaccine Deals: Here’s What They Hide/ NYT

Check out this NY Times article published today. The US government is buying much more vaccine than is needed for every American. But it also has signed contracts restricting the overseas sale of some of its purchases.  So if it can't be sold, why is the government committed to buying so much?  Is the plan to give everyone frequent boosters?  The contracts are extremely secret.

Multibillion-dollar contracts give drug makers liability shields, patent ownership and leeway on delivery dates and pricing — and promises that much of it will not be made public.

When members of the European Parliament sat down this month to read the first publicly available contract for purchasing coronavirus vaccines, they noticed something missing. Actually, a lot missing.

The price per dose? Redacted. The rollout schedule? Redacted. The amount of money being paid up front? Redacted.

And that contract, between the German pharmaceutical company CureVac and the European Union, is considered one of the world’s most transparent.

Governments have poured billions of dollars into helping drug companies develop vaccines and are spending billions more to buy doses. But the details of those deals largely remain secret, with governments and public health organizations acquiescing to drug company demands for secrecy.

Just weeks into the vaccination campaign, that secrecy is already making accountability difficult. The drug companies Pfizer and AstraZeneca recently announced that they would miss their European delivery targets, causing widespread concern as dangerous virus variants spread. But the terms of their contracts remain closely guarded secrets, making it difficult to question company or government officials about either blame or recourse.

Available documents, however suggest that drug companies demanded, and received, flexible delivery schedules, patent protection and immunity from liability if anything goes wrong. In some instances, countries are prohibited from donating or reselling doses, a ban that could hamper efforts to get vaccines to poor countries.

Governments are cutting at least three types of vaccine deals: Some are buying directly from pharmaceutical companies. Others are buying through regional bodies like the European Union or the African Union. Many will turn to the nonprofit Covax program, an alliance of more than 190 countries, which is buying from the drug makers with an eye toward making vaccines available worldwide, especially to poor countries free or at reduced cost. Some governments have signed deals with manufacturers and Covax alike.

The United States has secured 400 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, enough for 200 million people, and is close to arranging 200 million additional doses by summer, with options to buy up to 500 million more. It also has advance purchase agreements for more than 1 billion doses from four other companies whose inoculations do not yet have U.S. regulatory approval.

The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch negotiating on behalf of its 27 member states, has nearly 2.3 billion doses under contract and is negotiating for about 300 million more, according to data collected by UNICEF and Airfinity, a science analytics company...

Covax says it has agreements for just over 2 billion vaccine doses although it, too, is keeping its contracts secret. Only about a dozen of the 92 countries that qualify for vaccine subsidies under the alliance have managed to secure separate deals with individual companies, for a combined 500 million doses.

The CureVac contract, for example, prohibits European countries from reselling, exporting or donating doses — including to Covax — without permission from the company. Some contracts in the United States have similar restrictions...

Companies Get Liability Protection

In the United States, drug companies are shielded from nearly all liability if their vaccines don’t work or cause serious side effects. The government covered Covid-19 drug makers under the PREP Act, a 2005 law intended to speed up access to medicine during health emergencies.

That means that people cannot sue the companies, even in cases of negligence or recklessness. The only exceptions are cases of proven, “willful misconduct.”

Drug companies are seeking similar liability waivers in negotiations with other countries... The CureVac-E.U. contract does shield the company from significant liability, but with exceptions. Those exceptions are redacted...

3 Cabinet Ministers Die from Covid--Suddenly Ivermectin Becomes Legal for Use in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe OKs use of Ivermectin after officials' deaths

'We have to be careful to protect patients as well as not to deny them effective treatment regimes,' says Health Ministry

John Cassim   |28.01.2021

HARARE, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has approved the use and import of the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients. 

“In these difficult times of COVID-19 treatment, we have to be careful to protect patients as well as not to deny them effective treatment regimes,” said a statement by the Health Ministry addressed to the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ).

“It is in this regard, the authority is hereby granted for you to proceed to allow importation and use of these medicines under the supervision and guidance you outlined. Ivermectin can be evaluated for both treatment and prophylaxis,” the ministry said.

This ministry’s decision comes a few days after the deaths of three cabinet ministers and several top government officials from COVID-19 in a short period of time.

Owing to the fact that Ivermectin was not registered for use in Zimbabwe, COVID-19 patients ended up using the Ivermectin product meant for animals.

While some revealed that the animal drug worked for them, the government warned that it causes serious side effects in humans.

A veterinary expert who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the covert use of Ivermectin by COVID-19 patients and that one 5 millimeter shot was selling for US$5 (1,809 Zimbabwe dollars).

Two weeks ago, the medicines control body threatened to arrest anyone found to be administering Ivermectin to humans. MCAZ Director General Richard Rukwata was quoted in the local media expressing concern that the animal drug was not registered.

Zimbabwe has to date recorded 32,304 COVID-19 cases, including 1,122 deaths and 23,687 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health.

In order to fake (reduce) the rate of anaphylaxis immediately after Moderna's vaccine, CDC uses a prohibited database


Did CDC Deliberately Mislead Public on Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine?

The CDC had more accurate and up-to-date data that it could have used to calculate the rate of severe allergic reactions to Moderna’s COVID vaccine — why didn’t it

On Jan. 13, California health officials issued a hold on 330,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after “fewer than 10” people at San Diego’s Petco Park stadium vaccine clinic suffered allergic reactions to the vaccine. Santa Clara County officials lifted the hold on the vaccine lot in question on Jan. 21.

One day later, on Jan. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Morbidity Mortality Weekly “early release” report on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. For the report, the CDC used data reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between Dec. 21, 2020  – Jan. 10, 2021 to investigate cases of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, following injections of Moderna’s vaccine.

The CDC’s choice to use VAERS data to calculate the rate of anaphylaxis associated with Moderna’s vaccine is idiosyncratic and troubling. Why?

First, VAERS is a “passive” reporting system, which results in a high degree of underreporting. In fact, a 2010 study (Lazarus et al, 2010) commissioned by the CDC, concluded that “fewer than 1% of vaccine injuries” are reported to VAERS. A 2015 study (Shimabukuro et al, 2015) similarly concluded that vaccine adverse events are underreported.

The other problem with VAERS? Reports often get filed only weeks or months after the event, which means the data is not current.

There are other reporting systems that the CDC could have used to calculate anaphylactic reactions to Moderna’s vaccine.

For example, the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) data, which the CDC used to calculate its overall rate of 1.3 events per million doses, updates in real time. So does the V-safe database, which was created specifically to assess the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe sends text message prompts to vaccine recipients on a daily basis for a week after a person is vaccinated, and occasionally thereafter. The prompts urge vaccine recipients to report any side effects directly using a cell phone app.

CDC notified the public of six cases of anaphylaxis following Pfizer’s COVID vaccine during the first week of the vaccination program. Its information came from the V-safe active surveillance data.

Both the Vaccine Safety Datalink and V-safe are considered “active” surveillance systems, sensitive for identifying events and fit for calculating event rates in a vaccinated population. However, unlike VAERS, neither systems’ contents are available for public scrutiny.

CDC’s Jan. 22 report on the Moderna reactions surprisingly asserted that “reporting efficiency to VAERS … is believed to be high,” and “VAERS is likely sensitive at capturing anaphylaxis cases occurring after COVID-19 vaccinations.”

The only reference cited to support these assertions was a 1995 CDC publication on VAERS, written by the CDC’s own scientists — which instead of supporting the CDC’s Jan. 22 assertions, contradicted them.

Just like the 2010 Lazarus study, the CDC’s 1995 report found that less than 1% of certain serious adverse events were being reported to VAERS. The report, which didn’t mention anaphylaxis, also “highlight[ed] the limitations of passive surveillance systems in assessing the incidence of vaccine adverse events.”

In fact, according to the VAERS website: “It is not possible to use VAERS data to calculate how often an adverse event occurs in a population.”

Notwithstanding these extraordinary impediments to relying on VAERS to calculate any adverse event rate, CDC found 108 potential episodes of anaphylaxis following Moderna vaccinations in VAERS, of which only 10 met the Brighton criteria for anaphylaxis. With 4 million doses administered, the CDC calculated a rate of 2.5 anaphylaxis events per million doses — still double the accepted average rate for vaccination.

Pfizer’s vaccine has also been associated with higher-than-expected anaphylaxis events. By Dec. 19, 2020, after only a few days of use, the CDC had confirmed 6 cases of anaphylaxis among 272,000 vaccine recipients, or 22 cases per million doses. This is also considerably higher than CDC’s expected rate of 1.3 million cases of  anaphylaxis following vaccination.

CDC had promised it would have five adverse event monitoring systems at work at the onset of the COVID-19 vaccination program, and it would add six more systems later.

Yet V-safe is the only one of these systems currently in use that provides active surveillance. As such, it is the only one from which adverse event rates can be reliably calculated. The CDC should have used V-safe to calculate the anaphylaxis rate associated with the Moderna vaccine — but it didn’t.

If the CDC were desperate to improve the appearance of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safety profile, and release the 330,000 doses quarantined in California, using the VAERS data — and hoping no one would notice — was probably the best option.

If the CDC wants to cultivate trust in COVID vaccines and reinstate trust in vaccine injury monitoring, it’s essential that it make public the best, most accurate data — data the CDC has had all along.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Israel and Pfizer just discovered facial nerve (Bell's) palsy is a side effect of Pfizer's shot/ We knew it December 17

Israel National News reports below that new side effects are discovered when you vaccinate 2.5 million people at once with an experimental vaccine. 

Funny, even before one Israeli was vaccinated it was reported in this blog on December 17 that the mRNA vaccines caused Bell's Palsy. Don't you think Pfizer and Moderna knew it too? What else do they know while feigning ignorance?

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has apparently caused a number of side-effects not anticipated by the producers, a department manager at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer said Tuesday.

Professor Galia Rahav, chief of the Infectious Disease Unit and Laboratories at the Sheba Medical Center, spoke with Kan Reshet Bet Tuesday about the newly-discovered side-effects some people have reported experiencing after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The new side-effects range from paraesthesia – a nerve condition causing a tingling sensation or ‘pins and needles’ – to facial nerve paralysis.

When we noticed this and spoke with [the company], they started to get reports about this,” said Rahav.

“At the beginning, they said that it was just hysterical women, but it doesn’t seem that way, because we’re seeing this with men as well.”

Prof. Rahav emphasized that the side-effects are likely temporary, and that it is not yet certain that the vaccine caused the reactions. But, she added, since the vaccine is new “we need to examine it, to learn, and to observe.”

“We’re just now learning about the effectiveness of the vaccine in real life. In real, day to day life, you learn different things. The effectiveness is a little different. When you vaccinate 2.5 million people in one shot, obviously we’re going to see different things happening.”

Two prominent med school professors confirm what I have been saying: You get excellent immunity after having Covid, and while it has only been studied for an 8 month duration, there is every reason to think immunity will remain robust for the forseeable future

Quoting from Martin Makary, MD and Monica Gandhi, MD in MedPageToday:

Gandhi:  my favorite paper had natural immunities which I will tout to the ends of the Earth because I just couldn't believe how well done it was -- it was this Science paper that was just published in November -- because it had the longest data.

This was Jennifer Dan and colleagues from UCSD, and showing that if you follow these 888 people with COVID-19 with a wide range of severity of illness, some hospitalized, some asymptomatic and mild infection, that you get profoundly robust antibodies, expected, memory B cells that don't even seem to have a half-life. [In other words, they do not reduce in number over the 8 months of measurement--Nass]

They just keep on going at the same level, so they're estimating it could be lifelong memory B cells, and then memory T cells that are so high that they emulate the half-life of what happens after a yellow fever vaccination with memory T cells. The yellow fever vaccination is once in a lifetime...[So the T cells probably last a lifetime--Nass]

Then this recent data that's gotten a lot of attention, the Science paper, would suggest you could wait 8 months. It actually could, by the half-life extrapolations, it's suggesting you could wait many years [before immunity would wane--Nass]. But at least if we want to be very strict about it, the Science paper went out to 8 months and you have profoundly strong immunity at 8 months after natural infection, very strong from all arms of the immune system, so you could at least wait 8 months.

If people have had it for sure, they've been confirmed to have the positive COVID test or the antibodies, they should step aside in the vaccine line in order for us to save the most number of lives.

Gandhi: They should step aside.

So the CDC could say, very well grounded in excellent data, that you should wait 8 months. Just let everyone else get it [the vaccine] first and then you can wait at least 8 months. They could very well say that on strong scientific data and it would help because people are estimating that at least 14% of the U.S. population and up to 20%... Paul Offit said maybe 20% of the U.S. population has had natural COVID-19 infection, which is not surprising. We've been the epicenter of the pandemic. [CDC estimated that 16% of the population had had Covid in December--Nass.]

As I said earlier, if you have already had Covid, you will already have much better immunity than you can obtain with a vaccine.  You will only subject yourself to the side effects, without any benefits, and possibly expose yourself to additional risks, if you receive Covid vaccinations.  Smile and step aside.  You are no longer at risk.  You are one of the lucky ones who can safely restart your life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

My "Rapid Response" to the BMJ about the concept "Fitness to Vaccinate"

Re: Covid-19: Doctors in Norway told to assess severely frail patients for vaccination/ Fitness for Vaccination

The deaths of frail elderly after vaccination, and subsequent advice to Norwegian doctors to perform an assessment instead of issuing universal guidance on vaccinations for their patients, has reanimated an old medical concept: fitness for vaccination.

Vaccination used to be an individual decision, made jointly by patient and doctor, that the benefits of a vaccine for that patient exceeded the expected harms. Patients paid small sums to be vaccinated.

Payment systems changed, and the government or insurance companies took over paying for vaccinations. Then the Affordable Care Act in the US waived all copayments, allowing pharmacies and grocery stores to advertise "free" vaccinations while you shop. Pediatricians were given bonuses if they reached assigned target levels of "fully vaccinated" children, which could amount to tens of thousands of dollars.

Vaccine mandates were brought in, and became tighter over the ensuing years. Children who are not fully vaccinated cannot attend school in certain states, regardless of their religious or philosophical orientation.

To make the mandates work, the concept of "fitness for vaccination" was undermined, then deeply buried. All vaccines became "safe and effective."

It is a tragedy that deaths and anaphylactic events have occurred following Covid vaccinations. But maybe some good will come of it, by focusing awareness on the fact that vaccines are drugs, whose use is never absolutely risk free. Let us hope that the idea of establishing fitness for vaccination has been permanently disinterred.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Twitter Censored Brazilian Ministry of Health for telling Brazilians to request early COVID treatment

It is incredibly hard to believe.  But Jack Dorsey (Twitter's billionaire founder), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and the US government's health agencies don't want us to get good care.  They don't want the pandemic to end yet.  I don't know their end game.  But their actions to censor knowledge about effective early treatments have led to many, many deaths. The oligarchs and the politicians are not dying of Covid.  We are. According to there have been 383,130 US Covid deaths as of yesterday.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

NJ governor has power to drain a gym's $165,000 bank account for staying open?

"BELLMAWR, New Jersey, January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The owner of a New Jersey gym who has fought to keep his business open during the COVID lockdown said that overnight the gym’s bank account was 100% drained of its funds by the state government.

Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith released the shocking news in an Instagram video posted last night which, as of this writing, has been viewed over 370,000 times.

“As of this morning, without warning, and without permission, and in the middle of litigation, Governor Murphy took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000,” explained Smith."

80 year old woman improves on ivermectin in ICU, taken off ventilator, then new doctor refuses to continue it while she worsens

"The patient’s son, Michael Smentkiewicz, said hospital officials had told him and his sister, Michelle Kulbacki, on Dec. 31 that their mother’s chance of survival – as an 80-year-old Covid-19 patient on a ventilator – was about 20%.

He said doctors at the hospital also told the family that Smentkiewicz would probably be on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit for at least a month.

“We did a lot of our own research, we read about Ivermectin ... The results sounded very promising, and we decided we had to try something different,” Michael Smentkiewicz said. “We pressured the doctor in the ICU to give it to her. He finally agreed.”

On Jan. 2, Smentkiewicz was given her first dose of Ivermectin, and according to court papers filed by her family, she made “a complete turnaround.”

“In less than 48 hours, my mother was taken off the ventilator, transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit, sitting up on her own and communicating,” Kulbacki said in a court affidavit. 

But after her mother was transferred to another hospital wing away from the ICU, doctors in that unit refused to give her any more doses of the drug, and her condition quickly declined, the family said in court papers..."

The judge ordered that it be given immediately.  Luckily, she is doing well now.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Pfizer admitted the vaccine does not prevent Covid infection, and other vaccine problems; and how EMTs are being lied to and shamed to force vaccine uptake

People have asked why I was not blogging about the Covid vaccines.  To be honest, I felt there was not enough information for me to be decisive, and I was 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 short Ben Swann video about the vaccines, in which he read the "Declination form" to 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 I know about the vaccines.

1.  Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are made from messenger RNA and lipid nanoparticles containing polyethylene glycol (PEG).

a.  Messenger RNA (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.) Virologists tell us that much of our DNA is, in fact, originally viral DNA that found its way into ours. 

I now consider the potential for vaccine RNA to be converted to DNA and permanently inserted in my DNA a remote possibility--but one that I would like proven wrong before being vaccinated.

b.  70% of Americans have pre-existing antibodies to  PEG.  FDA suspects that these PEG antibodies may be the cause of anaphylaxis post vaccination.  The UK recommends against people with severe allergic conditions receiving the mRNA vaccines. The CDC, however, recommends 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 one in 45,000 doses, or 17 times the rate CDC has determined it occurs after other vaccines (1.3 episodes per million vaccinations).  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. According to the American College of Allergy, "The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be administered in a health care setting where anaphylaxis can be treated." California has temporarily halted use of a lot of Moderna's vaccine due to a high rate of anaphylaxis.

2.  No vaccines made from messenger RNA nor this type of lipid nanoparticles have ever been used in humans.  We have no idea about their long-term side effects.  The clinical trials followed subjects for only 2 months after 2 doses of vaccine at the time the vaccines were authorized for use.

3.  Neither the Moderna nor the Pfizer trial enrolled many frail elderly subjects.  Since both vaccines entered general use less than one month ago, we have heard tales of nursing home residents catching Covid or dying in higher numbers after receiving the vaccines.  But we do not know if this is a random event or a reaction to vaccination, since reliable data are not yet available. The elderly often fail to mount an immune response to a vaccine; if this is the case, they should not receive the vaccine, because they will be subject to the side effects without the benefit.

UPDATE Feb 1: Officials in Germany claim the upcoming Astra-Zeneca vaccine (not the mRNA vaccines) is only 8% effective in those over 65. French President Macron has complained to Agence France Press that the A-Z vaccine was only "quasi-ineffective for people over 65."

UPDATE: Norway has recorded 23 deaths after the vaccinations.  Thirteen have been investigated, autopsied and occurred in the frail elderly. Norway has now decided to recommend the obvious '“If you are very frail, you should probably not be vaccinated,” Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency said at a webinar on corona vaccine for journalists on Thursday." 

On Jan 15 from Bloomberg, "Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval."

4.  Public health officials have said over and over that they do not know if the vaccines prevent spread. Pfizer's lead representative to the VRBPAC meeting, Kathrin Jansen, PhD, said that Pfizer did not test human subjects to see if those vaccinated could get and spread the infection.  But Jansen admitted that Pfizer DID test primates--and found that vaccinated monkeys did get Covid infections despite being vaccinated.  Their duration of infection was shorter than in the unvaccinated monkeys. (You can watch Dr. Jansen first claim that primates did not get the lung... but then admit they did get infections, of shorter duration than unvaccinated primates-- at 7 hours 30 minutes into the meeting.  By the way, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin do exactly the same thing--reduce duration of viral carriage--as shown in a new review article by Didier Raoult.) 

5.  Are the data from the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials reliable, especially the claim that both yield 95% efficacy?

a.  Members of the VRBPAC advisory committee wanted more information.  Two of them asked to be given the results between November 14 (the date the data collection ended) and December 10 (the date of the meeting).  Separately, at two different times, both FDA and Pfizer refused to provide this to the committee.

b.  There were relatively few Covid-19 cases in Pfizer's trial (under 200) despite 40,000 enrollees.  Peter Doshi, blogging for the British Medical journal, noted that 20x as many subjects had Covid-like symptoms as those who were diagnosed positive using PCR tests, but the much larger group had negative PCR tests.  We now know there are large numbers of false positives and negatives with PCR tests.  Cycle threshold information was not supplied.  No sequencing was done to assure that PCR positive individuals actually had Covid.  I don't trust these data.

c.  Both Moderna and Pfizer provided rudimentary information to the FDA to apply for Emergency Use Authorizations--much less than is required to issue a vaccine license, according to US law...despite what Drs. Stephen Hahn and Peter Marks at FDA may have claimed to sooth the public.

d.  FDA made the incomprehensible decision to NOT perform inspections of the manufacturing facilities of the Covid vaccine manufacturers.  What did FDA not want to find?  FDA misled its advisory committee by claiming to have reviewed all the manufacturing paperwork supplied to it.  That is a far cry from inspecting the facility. 

6.  No one knows how long immunity lasts, if in fact the vaccines do provide some degree of immunity. (Should it be called immunity if you can still catch and spread the virus?)  For every known vaccine, the immunity it provides is LESS robust and long-lasting than the immunity obtained from having had the infection. People who have had Covid really have no business getting vaccinated--they get all the risk and none of the benefit. (It is said that Israelis who had Covid are not being vaccinated.)

Now to the Maine EMT declination document.

This is a document designed to force EMTs to take the vaccine by using false information and veiled threats.  For example, the document claims with certainty that one can asymptomatically spread Covid, even up to 10 days.  That has not been shown to be true.  Even Anthony Fauci was recorded as saying that asymptomatic spread has never driven an epidemic, although it might occur rarely.  We still don't know with certainty how much asymptomatic spread contributes to cases, but probably very little.  

CDC made a claim just this past week that asymptomatic spread could contribute to 59% of cases.  CDC, however, made this claim based on its own researchers using modelling and estimates alone.  CDC loves to publish its models of illness, cases and spread, instead of providing real data.  Models can be easily manipulated to support whatever narrative is desired, as we have seen with the Neil Ferguson and University of Washington/BMGF models of the pandemic.

The declination document claims that the clinical trials were rigorous.  I doubt few who read the trial documents would agree with that.  The trials are still in progress.  And FDA explicitly said these two vaccines have NOT BEEN APPROVED.  They have instead been "authorized."

But the most pernicious thing about the EMT document was that it was intended to make the decliner feel awful for letting down the team and the community.  In fact, based on the monkey data, the only data we have, you can probably still spread the virus even after being vaccinated.  So the declination was built on a lie. And, lying document that it is, it is not signed. You don't know who wrote it.  Why are EMTs being made to sign it, and initial every paragraph?

Here is just one of its passages:

"The consequences of my refusal to be vaccinated could have life-threatening consequences for my health and the health of everyone with whom I am in contact, including my co-workers, my family, and members of the community I serve."

When a product is good for you, there is no need to scare or threaten people into taking it.  If you are being coerced to do something, that should be a strong clue to avoid it.

If you become injured by one of these experimental vaccines, the chance of receiving any financial benefit is tiny.  The US government has waived the liability of everyone involved, from manufacturers to vaccinators. 

Luckily, the drugs and vitamins/supplements that are effective for Covid are safe, and have been used for many decades.  See earlier blog posts for details.

UPDATE:  1/30/21. Two local EMTs have told me they were not asked to sign the declination form.  But the letterhead was familiar, so I went to the Maine EMS website, and sure enough, I found the document, and have linked to the site where it can be found. You must scroll down to "Maine EMS Declination Form" to download it. 

This is on an official Maine state government website. 

I examined the form, and discovered that it references the organization Immunization Action Coalition at the bottom. This is an organization worth knowing about.  It is funded by the CDC and pharmaceutical companies, and frequently acts as a surrogate for the CDC, perhaps because CDC does not want to be directly linked to erroneous documents like this one. 

In Maine, the EMS system is run by a patchwork of municipalities, nonprofits and private companies. Presumably, only some are currently using the form.

UPDATE:  1/13/21 from FiercePharma: "Aside from J&J, coronavirus vaccines from Novavax and AstraZeneca are in late-stage trials, and a host of other companies are in various stages of research. At a Fierce JPM Week panel, experts said there will be plenty of need for a “second wave” of coronavirus vaccines."

UPDATE:  1/14/21  First, both mRNA vaccines are comprised of mRNA that codes for the spike proteins. However, the spike itself may have inherent toxicity and cause serious Covid symptoms, according to a very thoughtful review of the literature sent to FDA by Dr. Patrick Whelan, MD, PhD at UCLA.

Second, an article published by Kanduc and Shoenfeld in September termed "Molecular mimicry between SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoproteins and mammalian proteomes: implications for the vaccines" showed that "a massive heptapeptide sharing exists between SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and human proteins." The sharing of peptides between SARS-CoV2 and humans also occurred with mice but no other animals, and other human coronaviruses lacked this commonality of peptide sequences with humans.  What does this mean?  "A massive peptide commonality is present with humans and mice, i.e, organisms that undergo pathologic consequences following SARS-CoV-2 infection." The authors suggest molecular mimicry as a reason for the massive autoimmune phenomena that occur in late-stage Covid-19.

The paper concludes, "Finally, this study once more reiterates the concept that only vaccines based on minimal immune determinants, unique to pathogens and absent in the human proteome, might offer the possibility of safe and efficacious vaccines." In other words, vaccines need to eliminate the regions of the Spike protein that mimic human proteins in order to avoid triggering autoimmunity.

Whether this paper provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2 may have been grown in humanized mice, or designed to deliberately mimic human peptide sequences to induce autoimmunity in humans, I leave to the imagination.