Last weekend the largest mass vaccine administration site in the United States was forced to close for an hour because of protests by vaccine safety groups. Dodger Stadium was recently repurposed from showcasing its World Series-winning baseball team into a supersite for citizens to get their experimental COVID-19 jab. As motorists rolled up to roll up their sleeves, an estimated 100 “anti-vaxx” protesters blocked traffic, denying Angelenos their Warp Speed vaccines.
One frustrated commuter complained that it was “completely wrong” after he had traveled more than 30 miles to get the shot for a virus that presents a 0.26% possibility of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). He had already been waiting for an hour when the stadium gates were closed at 2 p.m., only to reopen an hour later. Ultimately, he received his vaccine, but not without delay or the unfortunate experience of inhaling car exhaust.
The justifiably upset German Jaquez reported that some of the protesters told people waiting patiently in their cars that the coronavirus vaccine is dangerous. According to the CDC, 285 Americans have died after receiving the vaccine as of the weekend. There also have been concerning documented adverse reactions (ADRs) to the vaccine, including transverse myelitis, Bell’s palsy, and anaphylaxis, as well as fever, headaches, body aches, and fatigue. The wife of a doctor who died after receiving the vaccine stated that it was “100% linked” to her husband’s death.
Whether these many concerns constitute a danger is for individuals to decide for themselves. Yet the zeitgeist increasingly suggests an erasure of personal choice for a vaccine that underwent just two months of safety trials and for which there is no scientific evidence it will stop transmission of the SARS CoV2 virus expressed as COVID-19.
Austin Beutner, the superintendent of schools for Los Angeles County, recently stated that teachers would need to get the experimental COVID vaccine before schools can reopen. He also asserted that students should ultimately get it because that would be “no different than students who are vaccinated for measles or mumps.” But there are many flies in his authoritarian ointment, including the intransigently fearful teachers’ unions that don’t want a return to in-person learning now and the increasingly well-informed public that is beginning to see what vaccine-safety advocates have been yelling about for decades: The system is corrupted.
Case in point: On Aug. 27, 2020, following a lawsuit that proved the CDC had no evidence of the claim, it quietly removed the header on its vaccine page that said: “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.” When the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), the non-profit organization that brought suit, trumpeted the win, the CDC immediately put the header back up with no proof it’s true. The CDC will now face ICAN in court, where it has already won a highly consequential lawsuit that forced the federal government to admit it has never done the required safety studies on any childhood vaccines since 1988. Are the citizens of California, and the American people in general, starting to notice this shifting truth peddled by the government institutions charged to protect out safety?
Censorship is alarmingly on the rise, but the internet still cuts both ways — for now. One of the unexpected “adverse events” for the ruling class during the pandemic has been the public’s growing awareness of the utter deficiency of our so-called “experts.” Disgraced British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson’s Imperial College model that predicted more than two million COVID deaths in the United States is one of the most catastrophic statistical failures in history. It was cited globally as the main reason to quarantine planet earth for nearly a year and has caused 100 million people to fall into extreme poverty, according to the World Bank, even as it did little to nothing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Ferguson joins a rogues’ gallery of feckless bureaucrats, including Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, Tedros Adhanom of the World Health Organization, and Robert Redfield of the CDC, who failed utterly during the last year. And now people are paying attention.
State-mandated lockdowns, which have shown little to no success in slowing the spread of the virus, succeeded wildly in increasing unemployment, suicide, drug overdose, domestic abuse, and the destruction of the American economy. There is sparse science to demonstrate the efficacy of masks against the spread of COVID, but Fauci now wants you to wear two. The WHO recently admitted that flawed PCR testing resulted in thousands, possibly millions, of false positives, driving case numbers up and causing governors like California’s Gavin Newsom to lock down hard. Perhaps with so much time on their hands to assess the results, many Americans are increasingly disinclined to accept the mainstream media browbeating them into total submission on all matters COVID.
In Florida, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is justifiably proud his state got it right. Schools are open, citizens are not locked down, businesses have not been decimated, COVID-19 mortality is lower than New York’s, and life goes on. While in California, the new epicenter of the virus, Newsom, whose authoritarian COVID edicts were ruled unconstitutional, faces a possible recall if roughly 1.4 million signatures are gathered by March 10. Newsom wants the vaccine rollout to continue unimpeded, apparently so he can claim credit when COVID cases magically disappear after adjusting the PCR testing protocols to eliminate vast numbers of false positives. Though nothing except the inauguration of Joe Biden has changed, Newsom is already signaling the reopening of California, including a return to school for children, based on no new data. The timing is deeply suspect.
The epic flight of businesses and citizens out of California – the state people used to flock to from around the world – the extraordinary Newsom recall efforts, the onerous tax burden, and the Dodger Stadium disruptions seem like dark harbingers of the state’s trajectory. Is it time to enlist a bagpiper in a kilt to mournfully soundtrack the demise of a once-great state?
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