The FDA voted to approve the Pfizer vaccine for EUA for children two weeks ago, and the CDC voted to recommend it last week. It is fair to assume confidence in the vaccine’s safety and efficacy would warrant its use, especially in such a young and healthy population. That much research has been done and done well.
In the past week, two unique situations offered insight to the lack of confidence and integrity in the vaccines.
Rochelle Walensky Grilled By Senator Cassidy on Natural Immunity and Vaccination Rate at the CDC
Last week, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) questioned Rochelle Walensky during a Senate Meeting. Senator Cassidy hit hard on the negligence of the CDC to study the durability of natural immunity:
“If we don’t know that natural immunity confers protection against future infection, it’s because we’ve decided not to look.
“Why haven’t we done the research showing natural immunity confers protection against reinfection?”
Cassidy shared various ways the CDC could use the data already available to determine, clinically and empirically, the robust protection natural immunity provides. With access to tens of thousands of electronic health records and the analysis of antibodies, T-cells, and B-cells for those tested and recovered, sufficient data is easily accessible.
For nearly two minutes, Cassidy grilled Walensky on the lack of vaccination and confidence in the vaccine within the CDC personnel. His key point was the number of CDC employees who still work remotely. Cassidy stated that “somewhere north of 75% of the CDC haven’t returned to work” and continue to work remotely.
Walensky dodged the questioning and insisted they were following HHS and federal guidelines but wouldn’t comment on how many CDC employees were back to work or vaccinated. Cassidy took the opportunity to reply to a recent GAO (Government Accountability Office) document in its Report to Congressional Committees. He stated that:
“there’s been no coordinated response in the federal government to get people back into work.”
“We have to lead by example in the federal government. If our public health agencies don’t have enough confidence in the immunization and the PPE to go back to work, fighting infectious diseases, there’s going to be a lot of undermining of willingness to further fund public health.”
Senator Johnson Holds Expert Panel for Vaccine Injured
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) once again took shots as an “anti-vaxxer” as he sponsored a meeting in Washington DC. The expert panel, which included people who have been injured by the vaccine, was held on Monday, November 1st.
The vaccine-injured included people in the study trials who say their cases were handled inappropriately; their data was either falsified or dropped from the study all together. They fear the truth isn’t represented in the data used to approve the vaccines. One participant of the children’s 12 and over trial reported her first symptom as severe abdominal pain following the vaccine. Very rapidly, the young girl has become wheelchair bound, has several neurological challenges, severe pain, spent months in the hospital, and relies on a feeding tube. Her data was recorded simply as abdominal pain. Another participant was locked out of the reporting system after recording her initial reaction and unable to access for further update. Her information was left out of the final data.
Many have said their calls are unreturned by the FDA, the drug manufacturers, and even the NIH is unable to offer help. As their lives are forever changed and medical bills mount, they feel unheard, forgotten, and disregarded. Many felt alone, even ashamed to speak out until they started hearing there were others. They started connecting online to support each other through social media and websites.
People who believed they were doing the right thing by volunteering for the trials, lining up first when the vaccine was available for themselves, or taking their children as soon as possible for a vaccine, stood up to be heard. Now they are accused of spreading “misinformation” and are called “anti-vaxxers.” Some have been told their symptoms are in their head and due to anxiety. One went as far as to tell Washington lawmakers:
“You can no longer say you didn’t know.”
The three-and-a-half-hour meeting was a follow-up to a June roundtable discussion Johnson hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At that event, critics accused Johnson of being an “anti-vaxxer” and spreading “misinformation.”
Johnson, has recovered from COVID, and has chosen not to get the vaccine due to his natural immunity. He refuted the accusations by sharing that he’s current on all other vaccinations and has had every annual flu shot for the last few decades. In June, when critics accused Johnson of being “reckless and irresponsible” with his platform, his response was:
“I think it’s called compassion. I think it’s showing concern for your fellow human beings who have stepped up.”
Since that time, he’s been a vocal support for those who’ve suffered vaccine injuries, giving a voice to those who feel their doctors, trial conductors, and drug manufacturers have turned their backs.