by Alison Despathy
Today at 5PM, Bernie Sanders is hosting a Live Q and A with White House COVID-19 response coordinator, Dr. Jha. I have submitted the following questions, with the hope that all or at least one will be addressed. Vermonters are seeking answers to the real questions that have arisen from the COVID-19 response. I received a message that my post “has been submitted and is pending approval by an admin or moderator.”
The link for the event is here.
My questions are-
1- With regards to the fact that coronaviruses have always been with us, they mutate regularly and naturally and are one of the viruses responsible for the common cold, it seems we have set ourselves up on a vicious cycle with regards to masking, testing, cases, vaccines and fear that at this point are not grounded in science or necessity. Common colds have always been a risk for certain vulnerable populations and they should be offered options, support and services. How do you suppose we break this cycle and inform and educate people so we can get back to living without unwarranted and unjustified mitigation strategies and policies that actually cause harm?
2- It’s so very sad actually really criminal that all of the children in our schools were forced to wear masks when Covid poses no threat to our children. We know these masks have health risks are ineffective and interfere with social, emotional and educational engagement and development. How do you propose we help ensure that this detrimental mask policy does not happen to our children again?
3- The PCR test is not FDA approved and does not test for specific or active infection. It only tests for possible presence of a certain gene sequence that may or may not be the cause of the symptoms. And if we learned from the time of AIDS that a cycle threshold over 28 resulted in a high probability of false positives and unreliable results and research regarding the PCR Covid tests showed that a cycle threshold over 35 resulted in a 97% false positive, and Vermont Department of health was using a cycle threshold between 35 and 40 the entire time how do we help ensure that we have proper diagnostic tools that are being used appropriately and not leading to skewed and unreliable data which dangerously influences policy and procedure. Isn’t it time to stop using the unapproved, unreliable PCR test?
4- What is your opinion on the unbelievably and disturbingly high Covid vaccines adverse events and deaths that have been reported to the Health and Human Services vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS). These numbers are higher than all combined vaccines in the past several decades and in a study done by McLaghlan with trained researchers, it was found that in their study sample 86% of the adverse events could not be associated with any other identifiable probable cause. They also found that 64% of these reports had been done by healthcare professionals. Do you feel that these adverse events are being thoroughly investigated and does Health and Human services actually have the manpower to be able to go through these reports properly? In your opinion, should the Covid vaccines be halted similar to what happened with the swine flue vaccine? Many people are deeply concerned about these numbers, especially with regards to their children – these vaccines are apparently not safe or effective?
5- It seems that the Covid vaccines are very much so a failure in that they have not shown to prevent infection or transmission. There is a narrative in place that they prevent severity of disease but how would that be clinically determined? What are the current Covid vaccines actually offering if anything besides risk for adverse events? Especially given we have peer reviewed early outpatient care and treatment at this point. In your opinion, are they truly worth it when assessing the benefit/risk analysis?