Americans are confused. Is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a vital, viable, and very visible guardian of national health, or is it “actually a vaccine company” as charged by Robert Kennedy, Jr.? The full title of the CDC is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but is it prevention of disease or is it to prevent taxpayers from knowing the connection, collusion, corruption, and conspiracy with the vastly wealthy pharmaceutical companies, vaccine producers, and universities?
No doubt, many dedicated people work at the CDC; however, flawed people often become corrupted people when there is a threat to their status, their salary, and their success. This column and future columns will look closely at that possibility with federal health officials.
An attorney friend of mine who is a Harvard-trained Christian activist (not many around anymore) sent me a revealing email in response to one of my recent columns. He sued a Michigan hospital and the Centers for Disease Control on behalf of a female nurse who was fired by a Michigan hospital for declining to take a series of flu vaccinations. Her refusal was based on religious and health reasons.
She charged that the hospital, state health officials, and the CDC did not “fully disclose dangers, per Informed Consent rules.” She maintained that she had a right to be fully informed about the risks and side effects of the flu vaccine. That was not done.
The CDC estimates up to 35 million people contract the flu each year, and up to 700,000 will end up in the hospital. Moreover, “An estimated 12,000 to 56,000 people die each year from the virus.” However, another report reveals, “the highest annual average [death] toll was 48,614” in 2003-4. The numbers from 2017-2018 are “45 million infections, 810,000 hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths” in America.
As to the vaccine’s effectiveness, a 2019 National Public Radio report reveals, “The vaccine’s ability to prevent flu cases last year hovered around 44 percent overall; it was about 59 percent effective in young children and just 16 percent in adults over 65.” You can get much better odds in Las Vegas.
Now you know why health care workers, as well as this writer, adamantly refuse to get a flu shot.
Everyone knows that some people are allergic to some vaccines; other patients may be recovering from an illness and too weak for foreign objects to be injected into a compromised body. We are assured that maybe one in a million will die of the flu shot, and others will be disabled while still others may suffer after-effects for months. However, if I am the one in a million, the odds don’t matter. I’m still dead. I don’t like the odds.
Health officials tell us that one possible problem with flu shots is the Gullian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) which results in 13% deaths and 20% or more disabilities with the inability to work for a year because of the syndrome. One does not know if he or she will die from a shot or be incapacitated or simply be uncomfortable for a few days. Does the individual take that risk, or does the all-powerful state decide that important personal decision?
No one on the face of the earth can guarantee the safety of any medicine or vaccination. A person must have the right to decide for himself or herself or their child as to what is put in their bodies. After all, anything can go wrong, and the law protects the vaccine maker and the health official who injects the victim—or patient if you insist.
Laws in all states require numerous vaccinations before a child can enter school, and many of those shots are mandated at an early age—the flu shot now given at six months! Moreover, multiple shots for childhood diseases are given at one time. Few ask if the child has been sick or is allergic to anything, nor do they inform parents of the vaccine’s ingredients. Few notify the parent of the risks and his or her legal rights for compensation if an injection goes awry.
Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny reminds us that vaccine injuries are “rare,” but few reactions are accepted by the CDC as being caused by vaccines. They always look for other reasons, according to Tenpenny, to keep the numbers down, and if a vaccine is not on this list, it will not be permissible to sue for compensation. In a private letter, Dr. Tenpenny quotes the CDC Pink Book, “[M]any temporally associated adverse events probably represent background illness rather than illness caused by the vaccine.” If a child has an adverse reaction to the DTaP shot and has brain swelling within three days of the shot, a parent can sue; however, if the symptoms start on the fourth, fifth, or sixth day, there is no resort in the courts. Many times a physician illegally refuses to inform the CDC of any vaccine reactions.
Vaccine refusers are ridiculed and characterized as rebels, lawbreakers, and know-nothings who need to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. I’m not going. I have a civil, human, religious, and legal right to decide what goes into my body. Thugs, tyrants, and totalitarians tell me I don’t. Most states have removed religious and philosophical reasons for refusing vaccinations, keeping only medical ones.
However, those same people tell me that a fornicating woman has a right to chop up, poison, or rip an unwanted child out of her womb, but I can’t decide what goes into my body.
That is atrocious!
We are told that an American has a right to decide to blow out his brains or to take a simple pill and go quickly and quietly into the dark night of eternity. He or she has a right to die but does not have a right to refuse a shot that may kill or injure him.
That is abhorrent!
We are told a boy, pretending to be a girl, against the wishes of a parent, has a right to take body-changing hormones, and have various organs chopped off, followed by further physical and emotional mutilations. But he does not have a right to refuse a shot.
That is appalling!
But the shot must go on. After all, very big bucks are involved. Plus, petty tyrants don’t like to hear the word no from their subjects.
Ordinary, decent people can disagree about vaccinations as to the age and health of the recipient, the number of shots given at once, the vaccine ingredients, reasons for refusing the shot, etc.; however, no sane person can agree with the legitimacy of a shot being forcibly administered. Now, a short dude (not referring to Dr. Fauci) in a fancy uniform, a funny mustache, and a foreign accent might argue such a case, but no rational person would do so.
My former lung specialist always closed our appointment with chart in hand as he smilingly said, “I assume you’ve already had your flu shot”—knowing for years my decision not to get shot. My current specialist doesn’t even ask the question.
ABC News reported on January 3, 2012, about Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital firing eight employees, “including at least three veteran nurses, after they refused mandatory flu shots.”
The hospital said they were concerned about “patient safety based on recommendations from the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The hospital said 95 percent of their 26,000 employees statewide complied with the order. The math reveals that 1,300 employees did not comply, but only eight were fired. No reason was given. Why the erratic treatment?
Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., said, “I cannot think of a reason for any health care professional to decline influenza immunization that’s valid.” Well, this is America, and each person should have the right to choose what goes into his or her body.
Or, maybe shot-decliners simply want to take a stand for their own independence and tell arrogant authorities and employers that the patient will make their own health decisions. It might be a religious objection. Or, maybe they are concerned about some of the vaccine’s ingredients such as mercury, formaldehyde, aborted baby material, etc.
Physicians and nurses are supposed to follow the first rule of medicine: “First, do no harm,” but they defend forcibly injecting a patient with a Jim Jones Kool-Aid concoction blended and produced by Jim Jones and Associates.
Final thought: since health experts can be (but are not always) lazy, stressed, angry, incompetent, dishonest, or arrogant pains in the posterior, you must take care of your health and always get a second or even third opinion.
I’ve given you mine.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for eight years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.