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This week, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” cover the latest COVID headlines, including a New York law requiring unvaccinated people over two to wear a mask in public or face a $1,000 fine, an article by The Guardian that says vaccinated people who die from COVID should be expected because the jab is “effective but imperfect” and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel that confirms mRNA COVID vaccines are causing heart inflammation.
Mary and Polly also discuss the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to add a heart inflammation warning label to Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, a Michigan teen who died from myocarditis three days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and a report linking the Pfizer COVID vaccine to a rare blood disease.
Here are more of this week’s highlights:
- UK health officials say children over 12 should be vaccinated “as soon as possible” to reach herd immunity against rising Delta variant. “They’re going after the kids,” said Mary. “This is the next market they’re trying to reach and they’re using the stories about the Delta variant as the basis to whip up the fear.”
- Health officials warn the Delta variant can “spread quickly” and “spike a new pandemic,” but so far, statistics don’t justify another round of lockdowns or widespread vaccination of children.
- As parents forbid COVID shots, defiant teens are finding ways to get the vaccine. “They’re valorizing teenagers who defy their parents,” said Mary.
- A 3-year-old from Atlanta got the COVID shot as part of a pediatric vaccine trial for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine. The children are divided into 3 groups, those ages 5 to 11, 2 to 5 and 2 to 6 months. “I’m troubled by the admission that they’re planning tests on two to six-month-olds,” said Mary. “If they can do it at birth or pregnancy, they’ll try that next,”
- The creator of mRNA vaccine technology, Dr. Robert Malone, told Tucker Carlson that the “government is not being transparent” about the risks of COVID vaccines.
- A new trial is testing a slightly modified version of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, which is designed to be more effective against the beta variant.
- Two unvaccinated North Carolina State baseball players tested positive for COVID, prompting the NCAA to test the entire team, including vaccinated players. That revealed four more positive tests, all from vaccinated individuals who were in the dugout for Friday’s game. The NCAA declared that day’s semifinal game a no-contest, thus eliminating NC State from the tournament.
- Morgan Stanley’s New York office plans to ban workers from its NY headquarters if they haven’t gotten the COVID shot. “This is a mandate of an Emergency Use Authorization-only product,” said Mary. “This is unethical and I would argue it’s illegal.”
- A university fired a surgeon who voiced his concerns about the safety of giving COVID vaccines to kids. “This is censorship,” said Mary. “This is muzzling of a doctor who’s standing up for informed consent.”
- Dr. Caroline Turek, who practices integrated medicine, tweeted her frustration that as a doctor, she can give the COVID vaccine without informed consent and if a patient has a reaction, that’s okay with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. But if she discusses the risk vs. benefit and the patient declines the vaccine, she gets investigated.
- Australia is phasing out the AstraZeneca vaccine due to its link to serious blood clots in people under 60. Recipients will start receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine instead.
- A report by CNC3 TV says breast-feeding mothers will now be allowed to get the Sinopharm vaccine. “The World Health Organization does not say this is okay” for breast-feeding moms, said Polly. “They have no sufficient data on any of it.”
- Russia is mandating vaccinations for some workers to get vaccinated and requiring the shots to enter certain businesses, like restaurants. A poll by “the Levada Center said 60% of Russians are unwilling to get the vaccine,” said Mary.
- A UK media minister said travel quarantine rules do not apply to “important people.”
- A report by Whales Online said COVID vaccines could be given to pets.
- A local CBS reporter was fired after sharing the network’s pro-vaccine practices. In an interview with Project Veritas, April Moss accused CBS 62 of manipulating its audience with a corporate agenda. Polly said, “Thank you to those girls and many who will follow, you’re doing the right thing.”
- The Make-a-Wish Foundation said it will only grant wishes to terminally ill children who are fully vaccinated. “When you read the fine print, it says they are actually not going to require proof of vaccination,” said Mary.
- Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protesters marched in London calling for “freedom.” Protesters held placards calling for police to “arrest Matt Hancock” after he was caught breaching COVID rules.
- A group of “anti-vaccine” protesters showed up to the opening night of Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” holding signs against the theater policy that required show attendees to have proof of vaccination by a WHO- or FDA-approved vaccine.
- As of June 26, no restrictions on gatherings due to COVID apply in Iceland. “Good for them!” said Polly.
- Graduate student Cait Corrigan told RFK, Jr. on the “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast” that she was threatened and harassed by her classmates, professor/academic advisor and the president of Earlham College when she pushed back against the school’s refusal to accept her religious belief exemption for the COVID vaccine.
Here’s my latest podcast… Cait Corrigan explains how she was threatened + harassed by her classmates, professor + president of Earlham College when she pushed back against school’s refusal to accept her religious belief exemption for the COVID vaccine.https://t.co/FKWCvhg2qr
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 28, 2021
- Mary will speak at the Freedom Symposium (July 3 – 4) at Old Town Hall in Philadelphia.
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