In a recent article reprinted around the state, Sen. Dick McCormack condemned unvaccinated Vermonters as guilty of embracing “pseudo-science.” In a subsequent email, he stated his “opinion,” unsupported by either law or scientific evidence, that he “would forbid the unvaccinated to force others to breathe “their exhalations.”
But the so-called pseudo-science is being touted by those who blindly accept every “scientific” claim as sacrosanct fact, even when there is no science involved. This is demonstrated in how Vermont, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are not treating adverse vaccine reactions scientifically.
At a May 26 press conference, Gov. Phil Scott was asked why Vermont was opening up again with only an 80% first-shot vaccination rate. Scott answered that he made the decision that 80% would be the number for first shots, and added that Vermont has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. In other words, the number is pseudo-science — the governor made it up based on how he feels.
A simple question asked at the same press conference by Islander reporter Mike Donoghue reveals just how pseudo the state’s science is. In a question offered to the governor and Health Department commissioner, Donoghue cited a startling statistic from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Response System — namely, that eight Vermonters have died from taking the COVID vaccine.
Dr. Levine began his answer about the reported deaths by dismissing this claim unscientifically.
It’s a challenge to figure out if that’s a cause and effect issue or if there was another condition the person had … [and] that the vaccine was coincidence.
Note the very obvious “scientific” bias here: As soon as potentially legitimate concerns about adverse reactions arise, the health commissioner dismisses them as difficult to prove. The opposite was the case when reporting deaths from COVID-19 — any person who died with the coronavirus in their system (using a highly dubious test) was labeled a COVID death, no matter how many other grave health conditions were present. People on death’s door with cancer or heart disease were labeled COVID deaths, but people dying right after getting the shot are dismissed as having an unrelated health issue, with the shallowest of dismissals. Such double standards are not scientific.
Dr. Levine went further, casting doubt on the very idea that experimental vaccines could be anything but wonderful, and saying the state’s data didn’t match the CDC data about eight deaths.
“That is clearly not the data we have, for sure. … That’s important if that’s truly what they are listing, but we’re pretty much in contact with the CDC all the time, and if there was something that was a real signal of an alarm like that we would be aware,” he said.
It appears Dr. Levine is quite unaware. He moved to dismiss the data without even examining it. The CDC itself requires those viewing it’s adverse vaccination reaction data to sign this disclaimer:
While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. … This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind. … The number of reports alone cannot be interpreted or used to reach conclusions about the existence, severity, frequency, or rates of problems associated with vaccines.
Health Commissioner Levine seeks to have his cake and eat it too. He points to CDC data when it suits him, but dismisses it just as easily when it doesn’t. The vaccines are experimental drugs using a novel technology touted by government on behalf of industry. And the rest of us are guilty of being unscientific for questioning their safety? How “scientific” is it to trust a pharmaceutical-government alliance that keeps obfuscating the facts?
The Centers for Disease Control, which announced its decision [to stop investigating breakthrough cases] earlier this month, will continue to gather data about mild breakthrough cases that are reported to the agency voluntarily by local health departments, but will only investigate the most serious cases of breakthrough cases that are reported to the agency voluntarily by local health departments, but will only investigate the most serious cases of breakthrough infections — about one in 10.
Until May, the agency was monitoring all cases. A report issued Tuesday said that as of the end of April, when some 101 million Americans had been vaccinated, the agency had received 10,261 reports of breakthrough infections from 46 states and territories, a figure it said was probably a “substantial undercount.”…. Some people who were infected with the virus when they thought they were protected by the vaccine are troubled by the lack of interest in their cases.
There is science that suggests inoculating infected people will create resistant COVID variants, but the CDC won’t be investigating that possibility. Like Dr. Levine and Gov. Scott, they will hide behind the “science” they politically create as they go along. Reports of COVID deaths will continue to be “scientifically” inflated, just as reports of adverse reactions will be “scientifically” negated.
McCormack is correct about the abuse of pseduo-science: he just has the shoe on the wrong foot. He is in sad sack company, and the fraud is becoming apparent.
Why in the world would we inject this experimental vaccine into the arms of healthy young Vermont children when they are at low risk from COVID? The dismissal of relative age risks in assessing suitability for experimentation is perhaps the most patently unscientific aspect of this years-long charade. If a single child is sickened or dies after injection, perhaps we should scientifically conclude — as with COVID — that it was caused by the injection, and hold McCormack and the rest legally and morally accountable for that preventable harm. Or is the “science” just not there?
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield, and the former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2021. All rights reserved.