Hype and emotion surround the debate to vaccinate or not. Vaccination should be an individual decision.
Government pushes the vaccine with religious and totalitarian fervor. President Biden wants to mandate it for all, including children for whom it seems to present more risk than safety. Science doesn’t need mandates, only evidence.
Most of us try to lead long, uneventful lives. Sure Americans are overweight and probably don’t eat as healthily as we should. But that is a choice (at least it has been so far). These same people spend millions and millions on healthy supplements and medical visits. Such behavior is not irrational or even contradictory. It reflects a personal trade-off between enjoying life versus maximizing its length. Each makes this trade-off differently. That is freedom at work!
When information is difficult to find or deliberately withheld, a red flag goes up. The legal profession has an expression that seems applicable: “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have the law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table.” Lack of facts prevent rational decisions. Facts are available but are not being disseminated. Why do we get only table-pounding and coercive threats? Provide the facts! Americans are not stupid.
Some people are anti-vaccine, regardless of evidence. They may be so stupid or stubborn that no amount of evidence will change their mind. Force is not the answer. Let Social Darwinism solve the problem. After all, isn’t keeping the gene pool healthy the ultimate goal?
I trust the average American more than I do Brandon and his assistant
Igor Fauci. Give people the proper information and the vaccine issue will resolve itself. And, it will do so better than any centralized dictate would. (To the right is a doctor purportedly arrested for trying to vaccinate people coming across the border.)
Here is Some Information
Information on Covid is harder to find that it should be. Also, its validity is questionable. That was especially so when early reporting did not distinguish between “died from” versus “died with” Covid. Monetary incentives for hospitals encouraged over-reporting.
VAERS stands for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. It is a passive reporting site set up by the CDS which they describe as follows:
- It is national in scope and serves as an early warning tool for safety problems related to vaccines.
- VAERS reports can be submitted voluntarily by anyone, including healthcare providers, patients, or family members.
- Underreporting is one of the main limitations of VAERS, whereby only a fraction of all adverse effects are ever reported.
- A report to VAERS generally does not prove that the identified vaccine(s) caused the adverse event described.
Here is a chart from this site that is troubling:
All charts and tables below reflect the data release on 10/29/2021 from the VAERS website, which includes U.S. and foreign data, and is updated through: 10/22/2021
|High-Level Summary||COVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)||All other vaccines 1990-present||US Data Only
COVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)
|US Data Only
All other vaccines 1990-present
|Number of Adverse Reactions||856,919||845,019||634,609||741,881|
|Number of Life-Threatening Events||20,110||13,800||9,726||9,795|
|Number of Hospitalizations||88,910||79,519||38,818||38,476|
|Number of Deaths||18,078*||9,215||8,284||5,178|
|# of Permanent Disabilities after vaccination||28,112||19,929||9,580||12,615|
|Number of Office Visits||133,972||46,456||121,100||44,979|
|# of Emergency Room/Department Visits||95,898||211,090||79,615||202,004|
|# of Birth Defects after vaccination||610||153||363||97|
*Note that the total number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines is greater than the number of deaths associated with all other vaccines combined since the year 1990.
The source of the data (and much more) is available here. It is worthwhile to review.
On another note, Karl Denninger has tried to analyze the safety of the various vaccines by manufacturer and batch. His analysis might be a bit complicated, but can be found here.