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Bret Weinstein is an evolutionary biologist and podcast who recently interviewed Robert Malone and Steve Krisch about the current COVID vaccines1. Dr. Malone, the researcher who invented mRNA technology, expressed concerns about continuing to push these new vaccines, when it was clear that the medication Ivermectin could be used effectively as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-192. Dr. Malone pushing for the use of Ivermectin, and challenging the safety and efficacy of the current vaccines being promoted by Pfizer and Moderna, lead to the podcast with Weinstein being removed from YouTube3.

Censorship

Weinstein refused to back down, and both he and Malone later appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast. They echoed the statements they were making about COVID vaccines and Ivermectin to a much larger audience4. Rogan had previously faced criticism for mentioning on his podcast that he didn’t think young healthy individuals needed to take the vaccine, and later retracted his statement5. After appearing on Rogan, both of Weinstein’s YouTube channels were demonetized, removing over half of his family income6.

Over a year ago, YouTube censored the Bakersfield ER Doctors, a former World Health Organization chief oncologist, and others who challenged the official narratives fed to the population through state entities. Currently in Canada, doctors could face discipline for any treatment suggestions that are not officially recognized by health authorities, or by raising safety concerns about vaccinations7. In the United States, the release of Dr. Fauci’s e-mails under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that Facebook worked directly with Fauci in his position as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Zuckerberg himself worked with Fauci to leverage his Facebook platform to disseminate state information, censor anything that challenged official government statements, and potentially turn Facebook directly into a state actor8.

Big tech platforms are actively choosing what information people are allowed to see or disseminate. Their unnatural relationship with government entities should trouble everyone. The current president’s administration has stated they are planning to start door to door programs to spread COVID-19 information, as well as distributing fact-checks via text messages9.

Side Effects

Shawn Skelton, Angelia Desselle and Kristi Simmonds are three women who work in the medical field, and were among the first people to get COVID-19 vaccinations. All three have suffered tremors and debilitating neurological problems after receiving their injections. When they posted videos on social media platforms, they were met with resistance and censorship. Many people asserted they were either making up their claims, and even major fact checking sites disputed their stories without even contacting them to ask for a statement10.

A 39-year-old woman in Utah died in February, four days after taking her second dose of a COVID vaccine11. The Utah medical examiner said the vaccine was not the root cause12. Baseball legend Hank Aaron died at the age of 86, a few weeks after getting his COVID vaccine. The Fulton Country Medical Examiner says his death wasn’t related13. One of the earliest recipients of the vaccine, a 75-year old man from Beit She’an, Israel, died within hours of being vaccinated. Initial findings claim the man’s heart attack was not related to the vaccination. Israel’s Midaat Association said vaccines administered to at-risk populations may result in “unfortunate cases. One should not infer from this about the safety of the vaccine14.” Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old doctor, had his platelet count drop to zero within days of taking the Pfizer vaccine. He died sixteen days later due to a stroke caused by the lack of platelets, and Pfizer claims his death does not have “any direct connection to the vaccine15.” A 13-year-old teenager in Michigan died within days after his second COVID-19 shot16.

As of July 2021, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has reports of over 10,000 vaccine related deaths17. It’s likely that less than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported18. In just the first four months of this year, the U.S. government has recorded more deaths after COVID vaccinations than from all other vaccines administered in the United States between mid-1997 and the end of 201319.

Untested

In a study publish in the New England Journal of Medicine, preliminary findings did not show obvious safety signals among pregnant women who received mRNA vaccines20. However, the results are misleading. The study included 700 out of 827 participants who didn’t receive the vaccine until their final trimester of pregnancy. Yet, they were still included in not having miscarriages within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy21. In January, the World Health Organization warned that pregnant women should not get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to a lack of safety testing22.

Because these are emergency use authorization vaccines, the package inserts intended for pharmacists and physicians are intentionally blank pages23. Updates on safety and efficacy data are provided online from the manufactures websites24. Studies have not been completed on any of the vaccines currently in use, with the Pfizer study due to be completed in May of 202325, and the Moderna trials expected to finish in October of 202226.

Dr. Angelina Farella, a pediatrician who has been practicing for 25 years, testified before the Texas Senate against vaccinating children against COVID-19. She stated that “Children have 99.997 percent survivability” from COVID-19, and had deep concerns about the adverse effects from vaccinations she had seen in her own patients and adults27.

Edward Jenner discovered the first vaccine over 180 years ago, before the discovery of viruses themselves. He exposed children to horsepox or cowpox, diseases that were not dangerous to humans. After a month, he exposed them to smallpox to see if they’d develop an infection. This is called a challenge trial, and using them, Jenner discovered related diseases could be used to build immunity against smallpox. Challenge trials have been deemed unethical for most vaccine research, replaced by long term studies. However, with these vaccines being rushed to production, control groups using placebos were also considered unethical, as were bringing back challenge trials28.

Without these critical pieces of the scientific method, how can any claims be made about either the safety or efficacy of these new vaccinations? Pharmaceutical companies may claim they have sped up the process by running some trials in parallel, but you cannot hire nine women and create a baby in a month. It is literally impossible to judge the the effects these vaccines will have three or four years from now, based on our current observations.

The Religion of Science

How many people have access to an electron microscope capable of viewing viruses and compound interactions in vitro? Science requires reproducibility. When it comes to biomedical research, reproducibility is in the hands of the few who have the training, experience and access to lab equipment capable of understanding the mechanics of what happens when compounds and viruses interact at a microscopic level. During the year of the pandemic, many people have forgotten that prior to 2019, science was facing a massive reproducibility crisis in both the hard and soft sciences29.

The rest of society typically defers their understanding to, not the experts, but news sources that simplify complex results from scientific papers into easily digestible snippets30. If you and I don’t have access to the equipment needed to reproduce complex scientific experiments, mainstream news sources certainly won’t either. In 1964, journalists around the globe reported that Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in New York City with dozens of witnesses present, none of whom called the police. This story was found to be entirely false, likely due to a police statement meant to cover up their slow response time. Yet the story spread internationally through various media outlets trusting their American counterparts; a process known as an information cascade31.

“There’s a saying in journalism: some stories are too good to check.” -Vsauce31

Stanley Milgram proved that an expert in a lab coat, who portrayed an image of authority, with the right preconditions, could convince over half of the people he studied to administer a lethal electric shock to someone they did not know. In 1927, in Buck v Bell, the Supreme Court of the United States, siding with scientific papers, ruled that states could force sterilization on those they saw as unfit, including those who were mentally disabled. Last year, Forbes released an article titled “You must not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When IT Comes to Science”, in which it encouraged readers to defer unquestioningly to those deemed experts and authorities32. Trusting the researchers in lab coats is not science. Novel scientific discoveries are not found via consensus, but are born out of doubt, and challenging established dogma about how certain things work.

Conclusions

Millions of people around the world are being pushed to get vaccines that were developed in less than a year, often with perverse incentives, that are allowed on the market under emergency use authorization. Those who questioned either the safety or efficacy of these new medications are grouped together with the anti-vax movement.

“…We spent 12 billion pounds on the vaccine system now, this was back in December 2020. And we spent another 1.6 billion pounds now … We want everyone to get vaccinated. We want children to get vaccinated. It’s like, ‘Why?’ Children are at no risk. Apparently they’re not like super spreaders, or anything like that. I think it’s about money. I mean it’s because … the pharmaceutical companies are just rinsing us at this point … because they’re going to be making stacks of cash.” -The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters33

If what Dr. Malone and Weinstein are saying is accurate with regards to Ivermectin being an effective treatment for COVID-19, none of the potential risks from these experimental vaccines are even necessary. These two, as well as other respective experts in their fields, are having their voices curtailed by state actors and private corporations. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies are drawing in record profits, as human beings are voluntarily being injected with one of the least tested drugs of the modern age of medical regulation.

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