"Others feel the draconian efforts of governments and their ever-changing health analyses are alarming, if not tyrannical. Rather than working to protect the most vulnerable among us (including nursing home residents), the vaccination mandates are forced on nearly the whole population, even those who are understood to already be immunized by having had the illness or the vaccines. However, these "approved for emergency use only" mRNA vaccines and freedom-thrashing mandates have proven to be ineffective and inefficient for many." - Gary Curtis
Notice suddenly the issue has switched from a medical argument to a political one. Suddenly its about freedom and tyranny. One of the common practices these people use is to overhype the classification of "approved for emergency use", which is an FDA distinction. I would ask Curtis if he thinks five million dead people constitutes an emergency? Once again, choosing the stupid side. A government protecting people from a killer virus is not "tyranny." It is almost embarrassing to have to point that out. Polio used to ravage this world until they found the vaccine to prevent it. No one is complaining about the mandate we have for kids to receive their polio vaccine. Curtis also reveals here that he clearly does not understand anything about viruses or vaccines. You cannot just vaccinate the vulnerable and allow everyone else to transmit the virus all over town. Having the illness previously does not exempt you from catching it again, nor from the benefits of taking the vaccine.
"Current Vaccines Don't Guarantee Immunity. Moderna Therapeutics is now set to begin its three-phased clinical trials with its COVID-19 vaccine for children, ages 6 months to 11 years old. Over 13,000 children, including infants, will participate in the three, multi-aged groupings for the study. Pfizer is already administering grade-school-sized dosages of its "emergency use" vaccine while booster shots of the mRNA vaccines for adults are now being pushed. Also, the vaccine manufacturers are seeking emergency approval for early treatment pills to lessen the effects on those infected by the virus. Masks are still being recommended indoors, in many countries and locations, because virologists are finding some fully vaccinated and some who have recovered from the virus and have antibodies are still thought to be potential spreaders of the virus. The degrees of protection in these transmission scenarios seem to vary. A so-called "vaccine" that doesn't stop transmission over a sustained period of time is not really a vaccine but only a temporary, medical treatment, which may actually make the virus, at large, adapt and learn to grow stronger and more durable." - Gary Curtis
Yeah, no. Masks are mandated because the virus is still active because people like Gary Curtis keeps convincing people to not take it. The degree of protection really does not vary as much as Mr. Curtis pretends. Most hospitals will tell you that 90% or more of the COVID hospitalizations today are from the unvaccinated. Think about that staggering number before you start listening to charlatans and snake oil salesmen. No vaccine stops 100% transmission so his notion here about what is not really a vaccine is moronic. So, if the vaccine is only 90% effective Curtis is saying we shouldn't take it? How ridiculous.
"One California nurse expressed the frustration of many millions of already-vaccinated-residents when she asked the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, "Why do the 'protected' need to be protected from the 'unprotected' by forcing the 'unprotected' to use the protection that didn't protect the 'protected' in the first place?" It seems that if a few scores of people get sick after drinking a certain fruit juice, it is recalled from store shelves immediately. But as one online-forum commenter points out, if our government's own VAERS reporting system receives 875,000 adverse-effects vaccine reports--including 135,000 "serious" ones, with nearly 92,000 related hospitalizations--the reaction is "Hey, let's vaccinate the kids too!" The commenter concluded, "This is madness." What do you think?" - Gary Curtis
Now we come to the part of the article where Curtis just starts throwing everything against the wall hoping something will stick. Remember this is supposed to be a serious article dissuading you from taking a vaccine that can save your life. It deserves to be approached with some gravity and sanity not quotes from a random YouTube video and a respondent in a right wing forum. Yes, the quotes Curtis uses here are ridiculous. The alleged nurse is just some random YouTube video that went viral, ironically enough, in the anti-vaccine crowd because they think it sounds smart. It doesn't. It sounds like a child is posing the question. The second quote is literally from a random unknown person replying to an article on a right-wing website! Are you serious! People's lives will hang in the balance and your proof is someone you do not know, whose credentials you do not know, supporting someone you do not know. Even this rando-guy shows his own blind ignorance. The VAERS system is not meant to use for statistical proof. Their own website asserts:
"Key considerations and limitations of VAERS data: Vaccine providers are encouraged to report any clinically significant health problem following vaccination to VAERS, whether or not they believe the vaccine was the cause. Reports may include incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental and unverified information. The number of reports alone cannot be interpreted or used to reach conclusions about the existence, severity, frequency, or rates of problems associated with vaccines. VAERS data is limited to vaccine adverse event reports received between 1990 and the most recent date for which data are available. VAERS data do not represent all known safety information for a vaccine and should be interpreted in the context of other scientific information." - VAERS Website
What is madness is blindly and stupidly following people who lie with impunity at worst and at best display so much ignorance they should not be commenting to begin with. What is true madness is siding against 99% of science and experts to follow the advice of forum commentators, Facebook memes, and YouTube idiots. What is deeper madness is attaching the name of Christ to such nonsense, forgetting our role and responsibility.
"Now we are suddenly faced with a new strain of the current COVID-19 virus. Named the "Omicron variant," it is spreading from South Africa and is considered to be highly transmissible. Immunologists say it may infect an even larger group of people who may have avoided or been immune to the original COVID-19 virus and its earlier adaptations. Meanwhile, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association says they have actually seen only "mild" cases so far and called imposing travel restrictions on her nation "hasty" and "premature," at this point." - Gary Curtis