Common Questions Regarding COVID-19 and the mRNA Vaccines

Hi _________,

Regarding your list of questions:

Table of Contents

Vaccines “Experimental”?


Is the legal status of the “vaccine” experimental?

The legal status of the vaccines against COVID-19 is currently under the FDA’s “Emergency Use Authorization”, with Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine to receive “Full Authorization” this September.  This doesn’t mean that the mRNA vaccines are “experimental” since the technology has been researched, studied, and developed now for over 30 years. We know very well how these vaccines work and how they interact with the human body. It’s just that this technology wasn’t released for use by the general public until December 2020.  Also, before it was released for general public use via EUA, it was extensively tested via double-blinded placebo-controlled animal trials as well as in 70,000 human volunteers – all with excellent, even miraculous, results regarding efficacy and safety.  This has remained true how that hundreds of millions of doses have been given worldwide. 

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko:

You had mentioned that Dr Vladimir Zelenko’s treatment plan of 6000 is not very effective, and that the “Vaccine” is the best method available. According to impartial studies, what is the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing covid illustrated percentage terms?

Initially, when the original COVID-19 strain and then the “alpha variant” were the most common types of COVID-19 worldwide, the efficacy of the mRNA vaccines in preventing infections was over 95%, with even better rates of reducing hospitalizations and deaths. However, now that the “delta variant” has become the most common variant in this country, and many others as well, the efficacy of the mRNA vaccines has decreased when it comes to preventing nasopharyngeal infections (42% for Pfizer and 75% for Moderna) compared to those who aren’t vaccinated – which is still pretty good.  What’s even better, however, is that both of the mRNA vaccines still have very high efficacy when it comes to preventing hospitalizations and deaths of over 95% – which is amazing!  (Link)

The reason for this is that the portion of the human immune system that is activated by the mRNA vaccines does its “surveillance” within the blood and vasculature of the body.  It’s not so good when it comes to viruses that start their infection and replication within the mucosal linings of the nasopharynx.  However, it does significantly reduce the spread of the initial nasopharyngeal infection to the rest of the body.  This is the reason for the significant reduction in severe illness, hospitalizations, and death for those who are vaccinated vs. those who are not.

Chances of being infected by COVID-19:

In percentage terms or by way of a ratio, what overall chance of being infected by Covid as an American?

It depends upon the timeframe you’re considering.  However, eventually, it is very likely that everyone will be exposed to infective doses of the COVID-19 virus.  Of course, since most people have already had many bouts of the “common cold” (which is also a CoV virus), the thought has been entertained that perhaps this would provide natural immunity against COVID-19.  In fact, prior studies have suggested that recent exposure to seasonal CoVs protects against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, research from Hensley’s team, published in Cell, suggests that if there is such protection, it does not come from antibodies. “We found that many people possessed antibodies that could bind to SARS-CoV-2 before the pandemic, but these antibodies could not prevent infections,” Hensley said. “Although antibodies from prior coronavirus infections cannot prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections, it is possible that pre-existing memory B cells and T cells could potentially provide some level of protection or at least reduce the disease severity of COVID-19. (Link)

In any case, it seems that around 1/3 of people will not have a symptomatic infection, or with have very mild symptoms.  Of course, the Delta Variant is much more infectious with about 1000x the viral load of the earlier type of COVID-19. So, it only stands to reason that more people are having symptoms and hospitalization rates are increasing – along with deaths (even for those who had prior infections with earlier types of COVID-19). It turns out that “natural immunity” doesn’t provide much protection against COVID-19.  However, those with natural immunity who do end up getting at least one mRNA shot, achieve even better immunity compared to those who are “fully vaccinated” but who have never been infected by the live virus (Link).

Drugs vs. Vaccine:

Is early treatment of Covid using Dr Vladimir’s treatment not more effective than the shot?

Unfortunately no, it’s not.  I wish it were, but good scientific studies have failed to reveal any significant benefit.

There are, however, various “natural remedies” that do appear to provide useful advantages – particularly in the early stages of infection with COVID-19 and some if started before being infected (Link).

Hospitals and mild cases of COVID-19:

Why were people sent home once diagnosed only to be instructed “come back when you are having trouble breathing”?

Because most modern hospitals, unfortunately, are not set up to treat people who are in the early stages of infection, who might recover on their own without requiring what most hospitals can provide – i.e., oxygen, steroids, monoclonal antibodies, and eventually mechanical ventilation.

Financial incentives to diagnose COVID-19:

Why are hospitals financially incentivized to diagnose and treat Covid?

The “coronavirus relief legislation” created a 20% premium, or add-on, for COVID-19 Medicare patients – and only Medicare patients. The reason for this is because, treating someone with COVID-19 who requires hospitalization, and/or ventilation on top of it, is much more expensive and labor-intensive for the hospital.  So, hospitals are compensated to treat COVID-19 patients (Medicare only) instead of trying to send them elsewhere for treatment.  This does not mean, however, that COVID-19 is being overdiagnosed. In reality, if anything, it is being underdiagnosed.  Julie Aultman, a member of the editorial board of the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics, said, “It is very unlikely that physicians or hospitals will falsify data or be motivated by money to do so.”  And, there just isn’t any evidence that this is what is happening to any significant degree anywhere in the country.

The flu’s disappearance:

Why isn’t anyone diagnosed with the flu anymore?

Cases of the flu have significantly decreased during this pandemic – and nobody knows for sure why?  There are, however, a few plausible theories as to why this might be, and it has nothing to do with a government conspiracy.  Some theories have to do with decreased travel, social distancing, mask-wearing, etc.  Other theories have to do with what is known as “viral interference” (Link).  I personally think that it’s probably a combination of these things.

Scientific testing of the vaccines:

Have the vaccine’s been fully, independently and rigorously tested against control groups?

Are the subsequent outcomes of those tests available?

Yes, the mRNA vaccines were testing in double-blinded placebo-controlled animal studies as well as with human volunteers (70,000 of them).  During the vaccine testing phase, during the double-blinded trials, of the six people who died during this period, four of them were given the placebo (normal saline injection), not the actual vaccine. Now, since the mRNA vaccines have been taken by hundreds of millions of people, following the EUA, there have been very rare vaccine-related deaths.  It’s not like these vaccines are 100% risk-free.  Like everything else in this life, there are always risks.  However, for every single one of these risks, the risk associated with the actual COVID-19 infection is much much MUCH higher.

Vaccines and Pregnancy:

Why are pregnant woman being encouraged to take the shot irrespective of their stage of pregnancy?

Because, several studies have shown that the risks associated with a COVID-19 infection are far far FAR greater than the risks associated with the mRNA vaccines for pregnant women and their unborn babies.

This I do not buy. It has always been risky to inject a pregnant woman and this has been something never encouraged let alone in an Emergency Use Authorization (experimental) situation. I have read that first-trimester spontaneous abortions have moved from a 10% average to over 80% in vaccinated pregnant woman.
Where did you read this? – no doubt from some conspiracy theory website – right?  The estimated frequency of spontaneous abortion is between 12% and 24% of all clinically identified pregnancies. And, this hasn’t changed for those who’ve been vaccinated.  Those who are claiming otherwise are just making it up and lying to you.
The fact of the matter is that pregnant women (and their unborn babies) and nursing mothers are far more at risk from a live COVID-19 infection than they are from an mRNA vaccine (Link).

Vaccine ingredients:

Can you provide me with a full list of contents of the vaccines?

Here’s a list of the ingredients for the Pfizer vaccine:

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. (Link)

The Moderna mRNA vaccine ingredients are very similar – just mRNA, some salts, a sugar, and some lipids.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose. (Link)

Thank-you – why not on the inserts?

The mRNA vaccine ingredients are listed on the “Fact Sheets” for Pfizer and Moderna:  Link, Link

Vaccine Toxicity:

Are any of the ingredients toxic?

No – not for most people.  Now, there are some people who naturally have severe allergies (like peanut allergies, etc).  These people are at increased risk of having an allergic reaction to the lipids that carry the mRNA molecule in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Adverse reactions to the vaccines:

Can you please provide me a list of adverse reactions associated with the vaccine?

There’s a long list, but the most common adverse reactions have to do with allergic reactions.  Also, particularly after the second dose of an mRNA vaccine, once the immune system has been primed by the first vaccine dose, many people will feel “sick” for a day or a few days – with local arm soreness, fevers, chills, body aches, etc.  However, serious injuries, such as heart inflammation (primarily in young men), immune thrombocytopenia, or blood clots resulting in long-term damage to the body, or even death, do also happen but are extremely rare – equivalent to getting hit by lightning. In comparison, these very same serious risks are far more common with an actual COVID-19 infection. For example, around 1/3 of young healthy people (even athletes) will end up with at least one long-term symptom (i.e., Long-Halter’s Syndrome).

Regarding myocarditis or pericarditis, in particular, yes, young men do have a rare risk of myocarditis/pericarditis following vaccination against COVID-19 – primarily after the second dose. The rate appears to be ~16 cases per million, usually following the second dose, in people ages 16-39. There have been no deaths, but some have had some serious problems. Among 285 cases with a known outcome, 270 were discharged, most to their homes. About 81% have made a full recovery, and the rest had ongoing symptoms or unknown status. Fifteen are still hospitalized, including three in intensive care. (Link)

Now, balance this with the risk of getting myocarditis, or pericarditis, from an actual COVID-19 infection. Myocarditis (or pericarditis or myopericarditis) from primary COVID19 infection occurred at a rate as high as 450 per million in young males. Young males infected with the virus are up 6 times more likely to develop myocarditis as those who have received the vaccine. (Link)

Vaccines and Genetic Modification:

Is the vaccine mRNA gene altering therapy?

No.  The mRNA molecule never even makes it into the nucleus of a cell in the human body.  It does not interact with or change a person’s DNA.  It only exists for a short time (days to a couple of weeks at most) within the human body as it is used by the cells of the body to produce a very small part of the COVID-19 virus known as the “spike protein”. The relatively small amount of this spike protein that is produced stays localized at the site of injection with less than 1% making it into the bloodstream. After this time, the mRNA molecule disintegrates and disappears from the body.

Compare this with an actual COVID-19 infection where large numbers of active self-replicating viruses expanded in large numbers throughout the entire body, particularly targetting the blood vessels of the body, resulting in a large number of small, and even large, blood clots that disrupt and often permanently damage various organ systems – to include the lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain.

Vaccines and the Nuremberg Code:

Why are medical practitioners of today exempt from the Nuremberg code?

The Nuremberg Code addresses the treatment of human subjects in medical experiments and says nothing about the use of tested and authorized vaccines on patients.
The principle of “informed consent” in the regular doctor-patient relationship, outside of medical experimentation, doesn’t come from the Nuremberg Code, he said. That developed separately.

The concept of informed consent in medical research grew largely out of unethical research projects conducted in the early 20th century, including the experiments during the Holocaust and the syphilis study done on black men without their consent in Tuskegee, Alabama, according to a paper from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which distinguishes between the idea of informed consent for medical research and regular treatment.

The concept of informed consent in the health care setting, however, “developed from the intentional tort of battery, which protects individuals from an unwanted physical touching of the body by others having neither express nor implied consent of the person touched,” according to a paper published in the Mayo Clinic’s peer-reviewed journal.

For more information on the history of all this see: Link

Vaccines and the risk of injury and death (and compensation):

Is there any risk of injury and or fatality to this vaccine?

If there are risks of injury and or fatality what is the entity and or with whom do I have recourse?

Yes, as already noted, there are risks of injury and death for the mRNA vaccines.  Although these risks are very rare, they are real.  And, for those who are injured by vaccines, there is a “National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program“.

Vaccines and the creation of a “Super Bug”:

Could the “vaccine” not be responsible for creating a “super-bug”?

Not any more so than just letting the COVID-19 pandemic run wild without any vaccine.  For example, if everyone in the world were to be vaccinated, all at once, the odds of mutational variants being produced would drop dramatically as would the odds of the COVID-19 virus continuing to exist at all.  The primary source of mutational COVID-19 variants are those places where the vaccination rate is very low and the virus is able to infect a great many people, mutating all the time, until a more virulent strain is produced, which then takes over the world – as is currently the case with the Delta Variant.

My misguided logic tells me that there is a chance that the vaccine could actually be causing a super-bug. As for everyone getting vaccinated – this is highly impractical, but open for abuse.
It might seem logical to only rely on natural immunity derived from a natural viral infection. However, when it comes to helping the most people survive a pandemic, vaccines are the best option there is.

Break-Through Infections:

If the vaccines actually work, why are there so many people (in some cases as high as 75%) who have taken the shot still infected with Covid?

For a detailed explanation of this see:  Link

Relative Seriousness of the COVID-19 Pandemic:

When I last checked there were no less than 10 causes of death ahead of Covid. Then the massive manipulation of statistics and false report.

Actually, the “all-cause” death rate spiked dramatically in March of 2020 and remained high, resulting in well over 600,000 “excess deaths” in the United States and over 4.25 million “excess deaths” worldwide.  It just isn’t rational to conclude that all of these extra unexpected deaths, above the baseline death rates worldwide, had nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic (Link).


Comparison with Heart Disease and Cancer:

Recently the CDC only reports that Heart Disease and Cancer are the two killers that “out rank” Covid and that by substantial amounts. If they are really that concerned with the populations well-being, why not address these two killers? I guess those who make these public healthcare decisions have no vested interest!

These “two killers” are being addressed. However, freedom works both ways you know.  You simply can’t force people to be as healthy as they should be.

Comparison with Abortion:

Then there is abortion responsible for the deaths of no less than 135 000 babies per day internationally! Oh I forgot…”My body, my choice!”

Abortion is a tragedy.  However, again, trying to force people to do the right thing…

Informed Consent:

What about the obligation to provide “informed consent”?

Regarding “informed consent” for the COVID-19 vaccines, there is no federal requirement to obtain the patient’s signature on an “informed consent” form prior to administering the COVID-19 vaccine. However, various regions around the country have their own “informed consent” rules.  Here, for example, is the informed consent used by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Link).  The consent forms may vary, but health care providers who give the mRNA vaccines should first give the vaccine recipient a “fact sheet” for patients that is written by the vaccine manufacturer and approved by the FDA — see Pfizer’s Fact Sheet and Moderna’s Fact Sheet.
Agree never force. The federal position is to allow individuals to make the decision in this regard, but they are trying to legislate and force the “vaccine” – sure is very hypocritical. For us it is just about what have become public platforms / monopolistic mediums censoring of other than “official” positions on the subject and “project mocking bird” type activity becoming the norm. Then there is the liberty of conscience which I am sure, and hope would agree with! Do you in this regard?
While I’m in favor of a more open discussion of this topic, and I don’t like the fact that this issue has been so politicized, I would still strongly urge you to get vaccinated – for yourself and for your neighbors.  Just ignore the politics and all the conspiracy theories out there and consider that the weight of very good scientific evidence that is currently available strongly favors the risks of the vaccines over the much MUCH higher risks of the natural infection in this case.

Censorship of Information:

What about censorship of information on various social media platforms and the mainstream media?

Regarding “censorship” I’m not a fan – although I wouldn’t support the presentation of some ideas without counterbalancing response.  However, the thing about free speech is that people, in this country, are still free to provide you with a platform for your speech – or not.  No one is required, nor should they be required, to promote speech that he/she doesn’t personally want to promote.  In other words, no one is required to provide you, or me, with a soapbox.  You’re welcome to get your own soapbox, but free speech does not mean that someone must always provide you with one.
I look forward to your answers.
Hope this helps.  Again, all the best to you and yours,

Followup Q&A:

Regarding your additional questions/concerns:

“Emergency Use Authorization” of Vaccines vs. Other “Better” Treatment Protocols:

My understanding is that “Emergency UseAuthorization” is when there are no alternative treatment methods available. Based upon the growing number of experienced physicians in clinical practice that have come forward with their cost-effective and treatment protocols that have proved successful. I think this authorization was prematurely awarded.

EUA is granted by the FDA after pretty rigorous investigations into effectiveness and safety. And, in the case of the mRNA vaccines, the animal and human trial data was very impressive in this regard – far more impressive than expected. So, that is why the FDA granted EUA for the public use of the mRNA vaccines.

As far as the argument that there were better options available.  Well, that’s just not the case.  These claims may be common on conspiracy theory websites, but as far as the actual scientific investigations are concerned, no other suggested treatment or preventative option has come remotely close to the efficacy and/or the relative safety of the mRNA vaccines.

The Origin of the COVID-19 Virus:

There seemed to be very little attempt made in discovering the origin of the virus. Scientist have also proposed that this has the markings of a lab manipulated virus and the characteristics of this virus do not appear in nature.  

There’s been a great deal of effort expended to determine the origin of the COVID-19 virus.  However, the argument that there are clear features of “manipulation” of the COVID-19 virus really isn’t that clear.  There are many dangerous viruses found in nature, particularly in bats for some reason, and labs around the world have been studying these viruses for a long time.  It’s a risky business, to be sure.  So, why are labs in many different countries, including our own country, studying these dangerous viruses?  Well, for medical as well as military reasons.  You might say that’s just terrible, but that’s the nature of things in this world – not just in China.  Still, it doesn’t mean that this particular virus was man-made.  While certainly possible, there is no clear evidence of that in this particular situation.

Dr. Vladimir’s Treatment Protocol (again):

So you saying that Dr Vladimir’s treatments worked in the first round of Covid but not with the Delta Variant? Seems like this was a recent interview with Israels Ministry of health. Dr Vladimir must be an idiot of the highest order to make such claims of success when he stand to loose his reputation, his livelihood and his very life (based upon the number of death threats that he has received). 

What I’m saying is that Dr. Vladimir’s treatments haven’t been shown to be very beneficial for any variant of COVID-19.  Now, he may believe, based on a few hundred patients, that what he’s doing is helpful.  However, science doesn’t work that way.  Scientific studies that are set up to produce useful predictive power and to limit human bias just haven’t been able to demonstrate the benefits for this particular protocol.  I wish it did work.  However, evidently, it just isn’t that helpful.

Is early treatment of Covid using Dr Vladimir’s treatment not more effective than the shot?
Unfortunately no, it’s not.  I wish it were, but good scientific studies have failed to reveal any significant benefit.
Wow this seems so counter intuitive. My understanding once again is that early treatment is key in just about every other illness there is
There are things that you can do, early on, that are beneficial. It’s just that Dr. Vladimir’s protocol isn’t one of these.

Follow the Money:

Contrast his position with those who are making a fortune on the “vaccine” including the like of Bill Gates a major investor who by his own admission claims to be making a 20:1 return on his investment. My understanding is that both the treatments and the Covid have been patented. If the virus is naturally occurring then it cannot be patented by law and if it is patented then it must be traced to a company and or individuals? Conspiracy or what? Sure needs greater investigation! Which entities are standing to gain. Dr Fauci sure seems to be investigated for “insider trading” and or having a “conflict of interest” fo the highest order! Follow the money as it were. Then there is the gain-of-function involvement – what a danger and gamble to public health! Highly irresponsible and even criminal in my opinion! (Conspiracy or what?)
Do people make money producing vaccines?  Do doctors make money treating sick people?  Yes.  Does this necessarily mean that anyone who makes money helping sick people is evil?  No.  The scientists who actually did the research and who tested the effectiveness and relative safety of the mRNA vaccines really are striving to help people – to save as many lives as possible.  This isn’t primarily about the money for them.  Sure, the mass production of vaccines and other medication does require the involvement of large pharmaceutical companies.  However, these companies were not the ones who actually came up with the science behind the mRNA vaccines – science which is very well done and very solid indeed.
I mean, if you’re going to make this argument consider that some of the top anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists in this country (such as Dr. Mercola or Dr. Sherri Tenpenny for instance) make millions and millions of dollars every year promoting their conspiracies to gullible people.

Pandemics “Burn Themselves Out”:

Am I right is saying the viruses generally “burn themselves out” as the natural and herd immunity begins to take effect. This is unless of course there is something more sinister about this particular one. 

Yes, generally speaking, viral pandemics, like this one, eventually “burn themselves out”.  However, in the meantime, millions and millions of people are injured and killed.  What the vaccines help to achieve is a “burn out” of the pandemic with the fewest injuries and lives lost as is possible.

The questionable motives of others:

It also begs the question: If I have no symptoms why should I get treated? Once again this choice should remain with me. We should be allowed to gamble with our own lives. Some may say we gamble with the lives of others, well these same people take the lives of others daily with their appetite of war (for profit) and the killing unborn babies.
Why should the questionable motives of others affect the good motives of the Christian who is truly striving to protect his/her neighbor?  I mean, regardless of the motives of this or that other person, the fact is that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted to other people without you actually feeling “sick” – people who may be much more at risk of a bad outcome than you might be.  The mRNA vaccines not only reduce your own personal risk of severe disease and/or death, but also reduce your risk of transmitting a potentially lethal virus to your neighbor.  That was one of the main reasons that I took the Pfizer vaccine as soon as it became available to me back in December of 2020.

Natural remedies:

There are, however, various “natural remedies” that do appear to provide useful advantages – particularly in the early stages of infection with COVID-19 and some if started before being infected (Link).
Great lets create more public awareness about these and more readily available!

That’s what those like Dr. Roger Seheult have been doing from the very beginning of this pandemic – with tens of millions of people, worldwide, having watched his numerous YouTube videos on this topic.

COVID-19 Underdiagnosed:

I cannot buy for a millisecond the notion that it is being under diagnosed. There have been far too many stories of folk even close to us who have died from another illness only to be recorded as a Covid death. I guess this is all hear say! I have no way of knowing. 
There are stories here and there like this, but they just don’t add up to much.  Contrary to the claims of the conspiracy theory websites out there, there just is no pattern of over-diagnosing people with COVID-19 who are dying from this disease. Rather, the “all-cause death rate” is very hard to argue away as being the result of something other than COVID-19 since it spiked at the very same time – with an overall increase in all-cause deaths that is around 20% higher than the deaths that have been “officially” attributed to COVID-19.

Flu cases reported as COVID-19 cases:

I know that even the CDC told us that masks did not work, then they did etc. If masks and social distancing worked for flu then it should have worked for Covid. Could it be the flu cases are simply reported as Covid cases because of the financial benefits?
Masks and social distancing are helpful to at least some degree when no other options are available – for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and for the flu and other respiratory viruses.  The problem with masks and social distancing is that they are only moderately effective measures – even if everybody is very conscientious at all times (which never happens in real life).  In comparison, the mRNA vaccines are far more effective.
As far as the claim that flu cases are being recorded as COVID-19 cases for “financial benefits”, that’s just not the case.  The tests are pretty good at telling the difference between the flu and COVID-19.  And, the financial benefits for treating COVID-19 patients are minimal compared to the financial consequences of falsifying data for physicians and hospitals.  There just isn’t any evidence that this is happening beyond the feverish imaginations of conspiracy theorists.

Test animals killed by mRNA vaccines:

Seemed to have been rushed. Why did all the ferrets die? Why were the death rates in all the test animals so high? 

The test animals used for the mRNA double-blinded placebo-controlled trials didn’t die.  They lived and became highly resistant to COVID-19.

The claim that the test animals died is a false claim being spread by anti-vaxx conspiracy theories (Link).

Many doctors concerned about vaccines:

15 000 medical doctors. 3000 dentists 8000 psychologists 9000 scientific documents seem to have grave concerns.
Consider that 98% of medical doctors have been or are on their way to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The available data actually shows patterns of lower vaccination rates among people with lower levels of education, no health insurance coverage, and marginalized racial and ethnic groups – with the highest rates of vaccination among those with at least a bachelor’s degree or higher (Link). Also, those with lower income levels are less likely to get vaccinated (Link).
What is interesting, however, is that the two groups with the highest levels of those with vaccine hesitancy are those with only a high school level of education, or less – and Ph.Ds.  (Link)
Overall, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy declined by about one-third from January through May, according to a study in the preprint server medRxiv posted July 23. The study is not yet peer-reviewed. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh evaluated the responses of more than 5 million U.S. adults who completed an online survey about COVID-19 vaccination and answered questions about education, race, and other personal details. (Link)

Vaccine spike protein dangerous:

The spike protein produced sure doesn’t seem to do good!  
How else would you suggest educating the human immune system to attack the virus? without first being infected by the virus that is, itself, covered with spike proteins?  Would you rather have a bunch of spike proteins and live viruses invading cells all over your entire body?  Or, would you rather have the spike proteins, without the rest of the virus, localized to a small injection sight in your arm?  I’m sorry, but your fears seem to be very misplaced here.

Relative Risks of COVID-19 vs. Vaccines:

For example, around 1/3 of young healthy people (even athletes) will end up with myocarditis following a COVID-19 infection and up to 1/3 of infected people will end up with at least one long-term symptom (i.e., Long-Halter’s Syndrome).
I’ll take my chances with Covid.
Ok, but why would any rational person do that?  You have two risks in front of you.  One risk looks like a mountain next to a tiny anthill.  And, you pick the mountain?

Vaccine Spike Proteins Concentrate in Ovaries and other Organs:

What about the Japanese Regulatory Agency study siting that the spike protein does not remain localized, but concentrates in the spleen, liver, adrenals and the ovaries in very high concentrations. Then too another study revealed that the breast milk is even contaminated causing bleeding disorders and even some cases of death in infants?

This particular study didn’t deal with the spike proteins at all, only with the distribution of lipid nanoparticles.  And, only tiny quantities of these lipid nanoparticles make it beyond the injection site of the mRNA vaccines. The claim that “high concentrations” localize in the “spleen, liver, adrenals, and ovaries” is yet another lie being spread by conspiracy theory websites.  The peak concentration in the ovaries, occurring at 48 hours post-injection, was just 0.095% of the administered dose – or less than 1:1,000 of the total dose of lipid nanoparticle. 50% was metabolized by the liver. Brain peak was 0.02% (1/5000 of the total dose).  For more details regarding the true story here see:  Link

Patient Consent vs. Coercion:

Good points, but it should still come down to patient consent and not coercion and force.
No one is forcing you to get vaccinated. Sure, you might be limited when it comes to exposing others to your choice… as is the case for many other laws of the land as well.

Government-based insurance of vaccines:

So the tax payer has to pay for private companies cause of injury.
There is no other good option if some important benefits of modern medicine are to be made generally available to an entire country…

Unemployment increases death rates:

I remember coming across a study in business school that made mention of the fact that for every 1% of un-employment the death rate went up the death rate for the next year went up 6% (I think the 6% was could be higher today). I believe one used the micro-data to investigate the relationship between mortality and unemployment using logistic regression… responsible for quite the number. Once a gain thanks to those who took draconian steps to wipe out peoples livelihood. 
I agree that wiping out the economy was not the best approach to this pandemic. However, the politics here have nothing to do with the very good science that supports the effectiveness and relative safety of the mRNA vaccines.

Swiss Cheese Illustration:

The overall case fatality ratio of COVID-19 is around 1.38% – which is almost 15 times higher than that of seasonal influenza (0.0962%). This is bad enough, but in some age groups, the relative risk is far higher for COVID-19 as compared to the flu. For example, for those older than 65, the risk of death for the flu is 0.83% while for COVID-19 it is 10.4% (Link). Beyond this, COVID-19 has much greater long-term complications for those who survive but are injured. Around 25% of those who get COVID-19, regardless of severity, will end up with long-term symptoms (Link).

The best situation is to live by the laws of health AND getting the mRNA vaccine. As Dr. Seheult explained, it’s like sheets of Swiss Cheese. A bullet is far more likely to get through one layer of Swiss cheese as compared to multiple layers of protection – despite each layer have “holes” in it.

The risk of serious injury and death is not “small” for healthy vegans who don’t get vaccinated – especially for those older than the age of 65. Let’s say, for example, that you’re over the age of 65 and a very healthy vegan. This healthy lifestyle will reduce your risk of death by say, 70%. Now, your risk of death isn’t 10%, but just 3%. Well, that’s a far far higher risk of death as compared to having the mRNA vaccine on board, which will reduce the death rate to 0.03%. The vaccine will also reduce the risk of long-term injury from 25% to less than 0.1%.

But what about the risk of getting the vaccine for a very healthy vegan over 65 years old? The risk of long-term injury or death in this situation is about the same as getting hit by lighting (better than 1 in 500k).

Vaccines vs. Faith:

Isn’t taking a vaccine a sign of a lack of faith in God and His promised protection for the Christian?
Well, this same question came up in the days of Martin Luther during an outbreak of the plague (or the “Black Death”.  I think it is very interesting how he addressed this particular question:
Others sin on the right hand. They are much too rash and reckless, tempting God and disregarding everything which might counteract death and the plague. They disdain the use of medicines; they do not avoid places and persons infected by the plague, but lightheartedly make sport of it and wish to prove how independent they are. They say that it is God’s punishment; if he wants to protect them he can do so without medicines or our carefulness. This is not trusting God but tempting him.

God has created medicines and provided us with intelligence to guard and take good care of the body so that we can live in good health. If one makes no use of intelligence or medicine when he could do so without detriment to his neighbor, such a person injures his body and must beware lest he become a suicide in God’s eyes. . . .

Use medicine; take potions which can help you; fumigate house, yard, and street; shun persons and places wherever your neighbor does not need your presence or has recovered, and act like a man who wants to help put out the burning city. What else is the epidemic but a fire, which instead of consuming wood and straw devours life and body?

You ought to think this way: “Very well, by God’s decree the enemy has sent us poison and deadly offal. Therefore I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above.”

Martin Luther: From a 1527 letter to a friend when a deadly plague hit Martin Luther’s town of Wittenberg (Volume 43, Pg. 132: Whether One Should Flee From A Deadly Plague – To Rev. Dr. John Hess)

Once again thanks for your answers, 

Bio of Dr. Sean Pitman

Dr. Sean Pitman is a pathologist, with subspecialties in anatomic, clinical, and hematopathology, currently working in N. California.

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