In 1796, Edward Jenner, an English doctor, performed the world’s first vaccination, which was used to fight Cowpox and Smallpox. This was a monumental achievement in medical history, and since then vaccines have saved many lives.
Vaccines can be a blessing to society. They are designed to keep individuals safe from harmful diseases by forcing the immune system to create antibodies for a disease, so that when the disease does come, the body is prepared to fight back.
This is why many politicians and health officials want to make certain vaccines mandatory, particularly the recently released Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. But let’s ask the question: Is a vaccine really what we need?
To answer that question, we’re going to have to learn more about the vaccine.
First, let’s look at how the vaccine works.
Both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are known as mRNA vaccines, meaning they use a dead strand of protein from the virus and make an RNA copy of it. When the RNA copy is injected into someone, their immune system is then able to fight the virus.
Sounds simple and painless, right?
Now let’s see what the vaccine actually does to people.
The first COVID-19 vaccines were tested in late 2020, and are now undergoing extensive testing. All the information we have about the vaccine comes from these tests, so let’s go over some of the reports we’ve seen so far.
Here’s part of an article from Truly USA News.
Over 1,000 people injected with a new COVID-19 vaccine have experienced an adverse event, with hundreds being taken to emergency rooms.
One patient in Michigan on Dec. 16, 2020, became lightheaded and dizzy, and experienced chest tightness and hand tingling. She repeatedly told doctors, “I think I am having a panic attack.” She was sent to the emergency room for evaluation.
That’s one of 308 reports from patients sent to hospital emergency rooms documented on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That represents 0.0064 percent of the total vaccinations done, 4.8 million, as of Jan. 5.
In other cases, patients experienced nausea, tremors, stabbing pain, and wheezing.
The CDC and FDA didn’t respond to queries about the hundreds who, according to VAERS, have been sent to emergency rooms. The system has received reports of 1,156 total adverse events. Of those, 17 have been life threatening and two have led to a permanent disability.1
I get it. Severe reactions in recipients of the vaccine are rare. But to be permanently disabled after taking a vaccine? That’s no small deal.
Not only is there a safety issue with this vaccine; for many, there’s a moral issue. The research that was used in creating the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines relied on tissue from aborted fetuses. Although this connection with abortion is remote, it definately raises ethical questions.
On October 22, 2020, the FDA’s advisory committee came up with a list of possible adverse side effects associated with the COVID vaccine.2 These included pregnancy and birth problems, autoimmune diseases, and even death, along with a bunch of diseases I can’t even pronounce!
The FDA is clearly concerned about this vaccine, and we should be as well.
On November 28, 2020, Friar John Fields died suddenly of unknown causes. He was 70 years old, and had just recently participated in the early trials of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. He was in great health, and didn’t have any expectations of dying soon. Although there is no evidence that the vaccine contributed to his death, I don’t think it’s that far-fetched to assume the worst.
Doctors from the American Medical Association have warned that the side effects of the vaccine are bad enough to “put you down for a day”.3 My friend’s dog got put down, and as far as I know, it didn’t survive the experience. Keep in mind that these are healthy people being put down by the side effects of the vaccine. What happens when you give it to older people? We can find our answer in an article from the Global Times.4 Here’s an excerpt:
Chinese health experts called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as Pfizer, especially among elderly people, due to the vaccines’ safety uncertainties following the deaths of 23 elderly Norwegian people who received the vaccine.
The new mRNA vaccine was developed in haste and had never been used on a large scale for the prevention of infectious disease, and its safety had not been confirmed for large-scale use in humans, a Chinese immunologist said.
The death incidents in Norway also proved that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines’ efficacy was not as good as expected, experts said.
This isn’t just being permanently disabled, or miscarrying a child, or getting “put down” for a day. People are dying. Let me ask again… is a vaccine really what we need?
These are just a few of the many reminders of just how dangerous this vaccine is. Like I said before, severe reactions have been rare so far, but we have to realize just how little we know about this vaccine.
Does the COVID-19 vaccine actually work? I’ll tell you the answer: nobody knows yet. Although my personal opinion is that there’s no way it’s going to go down like they say it is, there’s a chance I could be wrong.
But regardless of how effective or ineffective it is, the government has no right to mandate it. Keep in mind that people are dying out there, some almost certainly because of the COVID-19 vaccine. We all have a right to choose if we are safe or not. Even if you think the vaccine is so effective that I’d have to be an idiot not to get it, I still have a choice. As long as I’m not affecting others, since when has it been illegal to be an idiot?
Of course, some of you reading this may have concerns about public health. I hear you… “We’ll never have herd immunity and stop the spread of the virus unless everyone gets the vaccine!”… Here’s the deal. If I want to be safe from a disease, I take the vaccine, right? And if you want to be safe, you take the vaccine. If people don’t want to be safe, they won’t take the vaccine, and you don’t have to worry about them, because they made that choice, and you don’t have to worry about you, because you took the vaccine. Problem Solved!
The founders of our country wrote a set of rules to keep us free. It’s called the constitution. It’s the source of all government power in America. The fact is, there is no power in the constitution that allows the government to make vaccines mandatory, even for a really good reason. Thousands of Americans have bled out their lives so that we can be free. Let’s not throw away the precious gift of liberty just because we’re scared. Freedom isn’t free. We can’t afford to sell it for something as cheap as false security.