Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
Acknowledging the messy COVID-19 vaccine landscape.
Governments, health officials, and most journalists have zero interest in acknowledging the bigger, messier picture. Instead, it’s all propaganda, all the time.
Get your shot. Get your next shot. Now get another.
Do your part. Don’t be selfish. Fall into line.
It’s as though we’ve all forgotten how incompetent governments can be (case in point: the $1 billion, decade-long debacle when Canada upgraded its public service payroll system).
Bedrock concepts such as medical privacy, bodily autonomy, and informed consent have mysteriously vanished. As though they never existed.
Beginning tomorrow, and for the rest of September, this blog will feature a daily video in which COVID vaccines are discussed. Some will be short testimonials. Others will be longer interviews. Taken together, these videos will provide a more complete picture, a broader perspective.
Here’s to confronting the bad stuff, rather than sweeping it under the rug.
Over the past year, I’ve written 27 blog posts about vaccines in the context of COVID-19:
- Vaccines Are Complicated
Eager as we are for a COVID vaccine, we need to be realistic about possible harms – and a plausible timeline (30 Sept. 2020)
- Vaccines & Informed Consent
Adverse reactions to a 2009 swine flu vaccine profoundly harmed a small minority of those who received it (9 Dec. 2020)
- Vaccines, Legal Liability & Learning from History
Governments are shielding vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits (14 Dec. 2020)
- We Don’t Know if COVID Vaccines Are Safe
Let us be adults. Let us be honest. At this stage, no one knows what will happen when COVID vaccines are given to millions of people (16 Dec. 2020)
- Who Died After Receiving COVID Vaccines?
966 post-vaccine deaths have been reported to the CDC (1 Mar. 2021)
- What We Know About UK Vaccine Reactions
460 people have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccines (10 Mar. 2021)
- Many Frontline Workers Decline COVID Vaccines
Concerns mustn’t be swept under the carpet.
- CDC Revises Vaccine Screener 9 Times in 6 Months
2-page COVID vaccine screening form is now 9 pages long – and was updated three times in May alone (9 June 2021)
- Canadians Aren’t Being Told About Vaccine Risks
Guest post by a recently retired doctor (21 June 2021)
- WHO: Most Kids Shouldn’t Get COVID Vaccines
Parents are urged to vaccinate their kids. They aren’t told the World Health Organization disagrees (23 June 2021)
- Francis Christian, Medical Hero
Saskatchewan surgeon insists on informed consent prior to children receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Health authority fires him before an investigation has even begun (26 June 2021)
- Doctor Resigns Over Lack of Informed Consent
Israeli committee decides pregnant women don’t need to be told COVID vaccine risk is wholly unknown (30 June 2021)
- Israeli Doctors Against COVID Vaccines for Kids
Highly qualified medical professionals have been objecting for months (5 July 2021)
- Israel Not Tracking Post Vaccine Problems
Every health system in the world should be keenly interested in Israel’s adverse vaccine reactions. But the data doesn’t exist (7 July 2021)
- COVID-19 Vaccines & Forbidden Questions
Is the public good guiding government decisions? It doesn’t look like it (12 July 2021)
- 8 Ways in Which COVID Vaccines Are New
Should we trust vaccines that are unprecedented in so many respects? (14 July 2021)
- COVID News You May Have Missed
Lockdowns and vaccine coercion were protested around the world this weekend, as doctors sang the praises of Ivermectin (26 July 2021)
- Unity or Division? Individual Choice or State Coercion?
Prominent artist promotes brave, big-hearted petition addressed to Singapore’s Prime Minister (28 July 2021)
- COVID Vaccines: What Medical People Say Amongst Themselves
Enthusiastic support is counterbalanced by concerns about Dr. Fauci, improper inoculation techniques, and unknown long term consequences (2 Aug. 2021)
- When Medical Personnel Have Dreadful Vaccine Experiences
Doctors and nurses are among the thousands of individuals coping with severe COVID-19 vaccine reactions (4 Aug. 2021)
- Two Vaccine Doses, Two Leg Amputations
Minnesota woman develops catastrophic health problems after her second COVID-19 vaccine (9 Aug. 2021)
- Breastfeeding Infant Dies After Mom Is Vaccinated
CDC says there’s no data about COVID vaccines & nursing infants. But its own database records the death of a 5-month-old. From blood clots. 72 hours after his mother received her second shot of Pfizer (11 Aug. 2021)
- The Stark Math Behind Vaccine Mandates
New vaccines have a 98% failure rate after 10 full years in development. How can more than a dozen COVID vaccines possibly be ready for prime time? (18 Aug. 2021)
- Message to I’m-a-Feminist Trudeau: It’s My Body, My Choice
Canada’s Prime Minister threatens millions of women (25 Aug. 2021)
- Toronto Star on Unvaxxed: ‘Let them die’
Canada’s largest newspaper foments hate & hysteria toward the non-vaccinated (30 Aug. 2021)
- Professor’s Vaccine Mandate Manifesto
‘This will be, for most Canadian faculty, the first if not the only real test of their integrity and dignity, and their purpose as scholars and intellectuals. It is absolutely essential that they not fail this test…’ (1 Sept. 2021)
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