Dr. Anthony Fauci wants America to know that the coronavirus vaccine is safe, effective and completely safe and effective, and that every man, woman and child over the age of 12 should get the shot because, well, it’s completely, utterly, inarguably and irrefutably safe and effective. And safe.
Just don’t talk about that little 13-year-old Michigan boy who died in his sleep three days after receiving his second Pfizer vaccine dose.
Fauci, party of one? Calling Fauci.
The Centers for Disease Control and Health is investigating. The county coroner already did, and reported the boy’s death to the state and to the feds.
They’re looking for links.
The boy just finished eighth grade. His name was Jacob Clynick. He died on June 16.
But from Fauci, it’s this: “You’ve got to ask,” he said during a recent MSNBC interview about the lag in vaccine rollouts, “what is the problem? Get over it. Get over this political statement. Just get over it and try and save the lives of yourself and your family.”
Wonder if that includes the Clynick family, too. Get over it. Just get over it.
“F.D.A. Attaches Warning of Rare Nerve Syndrome to Johnson & Johnson Vaccine,” The New York Times wrote.
“FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder,” The Washington Post wrote.
The risks are low, but high enough to affix the warning: According to the FDA, the J&J vaccine brings with it a potential to develop Guillain-Barre syndrome. Feds have so far found 100 suspected cases of Guillain-Barre victims with the common denominator of taking the one-dose J&J shot; 95% of those people were sent to the hospital, in serious condition.
“[T]he available evidence suggests an association” between the vaccine and Guillain-Barre, but not yet a “causal relationship,” the FDA said in a statement.
In other words: Get over it, as the mighty Dr. Fauci might say.
“What is the problem?” — as the mighty Dr. Fauci might ask.
“CDC issues warning after a connection is found between COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation in young adults,” CBS8 wrote a few weeks ago.
“FDA to Add Warning to Pfizer, Moderna Vax After CDC Finds ‘Likely’ Link With Rare Heart Condition,” NBC7 wrote, also a few weeks ago.
Does the fed not know that American people actually pay attention to this stuff — and respond accordingly? It’s called free choice; free will; or, in a word — freedom. Here in America, individuals have the liberty to dictate their own course of health and decide their own path of medical treatments. And if Americans have concerns about taking the path of medical treatment recommended by the government, by the medical bureaucrats or even by their own personal health professionals, so be it. That’s the right of Americans.
That’s the right of American parents to exercise with their children, too.
That’s not political.
That’s a God-given right.
And as the fate of poor 13-year-old Jacob Clynick shows, it’s a God-given right that could very well bring life versus death results.
Or does Fauci disagree?
Thing is, Fauci won’t even give the courtesy of addressing these points. He’s strangely silent on the facts that pop up that get in the way of his orders — that by their very nature, challenge his call for sheeplike obedience. He’s strangely silent on the death of this 13-year-old boy.
He wants us to get over it. But America should keep demanding answers, and exercising free choice, and resisting, resisting, resisting pinhead calls for vaccine mandates, until the questions about safety and effectiveness are truly vetted. Or, until the vaccines are moved from emergency use authorization category into full-approved-use category. Or, until the military forces its troops to get the shot. Or, at the least, until little 13-year-old vaccinated boys stop dying.
• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise Or America Will Fall,” is available by clicking HERE.
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