|Neither the Pfizer nor Moderna vaccine are in the clear when it comes to the use of cell lines from aborted babies. The Charlotte Lozier Institute has been following these developments closely and has produced another very helpful table. While it seems the vaccines themselves are not necessarily based on the cell lines, some testing involved in the development of these drugs did involve the use of these cell lines.|
A specialist doctor pleaded with the Senate hearing to put his research to the test. Dr. Pierre Kory says he and his colleagues ran tests using Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infestations. His findings indicate that this drug is also very effective against Sars-CoV2. Dr. Kory said he is sick of the accusations that he’s politicizing COVID treatments. Yes, the world has gone crazy. Investigating claims used to be called “science.”
Wired has pointed out that the FDA’s approval of Pfizer’s vaccine could hamper further testing of it. “Any time there is any kind of preapproval access to a drug or vaccine, there’s always a concern that by providing that access we will reduce the population that’s willing to participate in clinical trials, delaying the research that is needed to fully understand how well it works.”
|Not an overreaction|
|The Huffington Post, among other outlets has reported the severe allergic reactions experienced by medical staff in the UK who were among the first to take the Pfizer vaccine. While allergic reactions can be triggered by any vaccine, officials in England advised that “any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine, or food should not receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. A second dose should not be given to anyone who has experienced anaphylaxis following administration of the first dose of this vaccine.”|
Lifesite news has reported a French disease control expert saying he’s been shocked by the amount of adverse reactions to COVID vaccines.Ura Soul, writing at Peakd, suggests that besides people with allergies, pregnant women should also avoid being vaccinated.
He reasons that as the COVID vaccines are not 100% effective, upwards of 75% of a population would need to be vaccinated to achieve the desired “herd immunity.” By his calculations, the amount of people who should avoid the vaccine is more than 30%. (Yes, that math did not inspire us either.)
You could always identify as BIPOC
Cornell University has offered a vaccine exemption if you are a ‘person of color.’ (Translation, “only white students will need to be vaccinated.”)
The idea is that due to the American past, some people of color might feel marginalized by being forced to take a vaccine right now.
While Cornell toes the Woke line, are they on to something? A huge article from Unlimited Hangout details the disconcerting relationship between Palantir Technologies, the US military, and public health. While Palantir has held military contracts, dating from the Iraq war, the company has been heavily involved in the race for a COVID vaccine.
“As the previously cited reports have detailed, Operation Warp Speed is being almost completely managed by the US military, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA), as opposed to civilian health agencies, which…are significantly less involved than in previous national-vaccination efforts and have even been barred from attending some Warp Speed meetings. The DHS, NSA, and the military all have multimillion-dollar contracts with Palantir.”
The authors of this article detail how Palantir has emerged as the “public health police” with panopticon-style surveillance in the USA and UK. Particular concern is raised on behalf of minorities who don’t want to participate in vaccination efforts. “Information warfare and economic coercion will likely be necessary to combat ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among these minority groups, rather than directly targeting the actual causes of this ‘hesitancy,’ namely, by addressing past instances of illegal medical experimentation on minorities by the US government.”
Guess who feels marginalized now?
For a lighter topic of exemption, Jeff Minick writes about a friend who’s doesn’t wear a mask due to CS. Chances are, if you are reading this, you have CS too. In addition to the condition, Minick discusses the effect masks have on dehumanization, community, and individuality. As we all look forward to the eradication of coronavirus, let’s also protect those who have CS.
Or move to Switzerland
Swiss regulators are being more cautious stating that emergency approval for vaccines is “not a legal option” in Switzerland. The country has low cases (perhaps linked to low testing, see below) but schools, restaurants, and other businesses remain open. One document states that because the health of the people is uppermost, vaccinating prematurely is not the answer.