Camas resident Margaret Tweet shares her thoughts about reports of the serious risks of investigational COVID vaccines
Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com
A Clark County Today poll question should ask, “Do you support offering COVID vaccines that are NOT FDA approved or licensed, with unknown long-term health and fertility impacts, with the risk of serious side effects to people 12 years old and up at school vaccine clinics with no parental permission required for all minors and no ID required for all vaccine recipients?
Ridgefield High School recently hosted a COVID vaccine clinic like this conducted by Clark County Public Health during school hours on May 26, with another clinic scheduled. The clinic was heavily promoted by ASB students using school resources like Facebook and school news announcements etc. Parents met with the Ridgefield Superintendent Nathan McCann prior to the first clinic with concerns about the serious risks of new synthetic spike protein vaccines for young people, who seem to be at low risk of harm from COVID infections. Students from other high schools were reportedly bussed to Ridgefield for vaccination, and it’s unclear if all parents of students from all schools invited were notified in advance or whether parental permission was required for all minors who attended the clinic.
Vaccine recipients /caregivers must be provided with a Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet or a J&J EUA Fact sheet PRIOR to vaccination, with the option to choose NOT to get vaccinated after reading it. The EUA statements note that “COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction.” “Serious and unexpected side effects may occur.” And in the case of J&J, “Blood clots involving blood vessels in the brain, abdomen, and legs along with low levels of platelets (blood cells that help your body stop bleeding), have occurred in some people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.” Many people have developed blood clots after COVID vaccination.
Deaths after Pfizer vaccination and serious adverse health events in teens have been reported to the CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, VAERS. ChildrensHealthDefense.org reports on weekly VAERS updates. Per the latest CHD report, 329,021 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 5,888 deaths and 28,441 serious injuries have been submitted to VAERS from Dec. 14, 2020 to June 4, 2021. Regarding death reports: 23% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination, 39% occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of vaccination, and 20% were related to cardiac disorders. A CHD search of VAERS revealed 900 cases of pericarditis and myocarditis reported in the U.S., among all age groups, following COVID vaccination as of June 4, 2021.
A May 24 news release stated, “The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is aware of reports of a small number of cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in some patients, post-vaccination.” A Healthy teen sent to ER after Pfizer vaccine shared his story. A Washington mom shared about her 17-year-old son who suffered heart problems after Pfizer vaccination. A 15-year-old in Beaverton, OR and others around the county have been hospitalized for heart inflammation after Pfizer vaccination. An Israeli Panel of Experts concluded that Pfizer Vaccine was ‘Probably’ Linked to Heart Inflammation. Many cases were reported among men 16-30 years old. A 22-year-old Israeli woman suffered heart inflammation, and died 2 weeks after a second Pfizer shot. Cases of heart problems in young military service members after COVID vaccination have also been reported. The CDC will Convene an Emergency Meeting on Reports of Heart Inflammation After COVID Vaccine in People Under 30.
Under federal law, schools, and universities cannot legally mandate COVID vaccines because they are unlicensed Emergency Use Authorization products which are, by definition, experimental. This May 4 Open Letter from a PhD to UW President & Regents by a UW graduate notes that, “In the first 6 months of the COVID19 EUA program, the deaths, AEs (Adverse Events) and hospitalizations are higher than all incidences of other vaccines on the market for the past 10-20 years. Recent EEOC guidelines do not supersede EUA regulations. University and college students have died after investigational COVID vaccinations.
Neither first nor second doses of Pfizer investigational vaccines are mandatory. In the Pfizer clinical trials of 12-15 year olds, some opted out of a second dose, and one 12-year-old girl who got a second dose was paralyzed. Boards overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are supposed to be independent of pharmaceutical companies, yet an ICAN investigation reveals shocking conflicts of interest.
Residents who are concerned should contact their school district, county councilors, state legislators and congressional representatives. Residents and families/caregivers of those who have suffered adverse events after COVID vaccination should report the incidents promptly to VAERS even if it is not known whether the vaccine caused the adverse event. Legal firms that specialize in vaccine injury offer information and legal assistance for those who have suffered injuries after vaccination, and for families of those who died after vaccination.