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Let’s put an end to this pandemic: Why my child will not be getting a covid vaccine and what citizens and local politicians need to do

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First I just want to say I respect you and your opinions and the decisions you make within your family.  Sure I’d love to convince you, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last two years it’s this:  Decisions people are making around covid are not necessarily about covid.  My beliefs and yours are more likely tied to an overall world view.

To let you know about my world view, I’ve been associated with media my entire adult life.  I’ve always loved it even though I can pinpoint the very day I realized journalism and truth were not the same thing. I spent New Years Eve 1999-2000 in a fully staffed news room because of the Y2K panic.  That multi-billion dollar boondoggle turned out to be an incredible farce.  In short, rather than investigate the truth thoroughly, the media as a whole convinced itself of an oncoming tragedy.  In the end nearly every business in the western world spent time and money trying to fix something that was, as it turned out, absolutely nothing. When it was over the media simply didn’t talk about it.  No one was at fault.  No one paid a price.  There was certainly a financial crime in the needless spending of billions of dollars, but there was no follow up.  No one was ever charged.  Who would you charge anyway?  It was like a rumour no one knows who started.

Missing the big party at the turn of the century taught this young reporter a valuable lesson.  Even if the vast majority of people are ‘certain’ about something that has turned into a narrative, it’s OK to question it.  In fact, it’s important to question well established narratives.  Basic journalism really.

Enter covid.  In the winter of 2020 we all locked down for two weeks to flatten the curve.  When the curve didn’t flatten we agreed to do everything we could to continue to battle the virus we were told might kill 3 or 4 percent of us.  How innocent we were. I was an early proponent of masks.  This was back when our government said we should NOT wear masks.  I was looking at articles from Asia at the time, which made sense to me because that was where most of the covid was.  I saw people in Hong Kong and South Korea going to school and shopping in their masks and I thought they must be on to something.  Then for the first, and not the last time in covid, our leaders lied to us.  Not just our health leaders, but our provincial Premiers and the people running our public health agencies.  “Sorry.  We needed all the PPE we could get for people working in health care.  It was important for us to lie to you, to save them.”

Hhhhhm.  No!  That was a mistake or something worse.  Canadians would have been happy to breathe through an old sweaty shirt if they would have told us the truth.  Heck you know Canadians.  Half of us would have delivered masks along with Tim Hortons to our nearest hospitals within hours.  Healthcare workers would have been wading in masks, drowning in coffee and choking on timbits.  That’s how Canadians would have acted.  We never got the chance.  Because they lied. Public health care officials and politicians decided as a group that the public was not to be dealt with squarely, but we should be handled. That makes them liars. They have not changed that position. I can’t explain why people continue to believe everything they say.

Somehow the VAST majority of media failed to take our officials to task for lying to us. It broke our trust. Like so many I have not accepted anything media or government and public health officials have said since, without checking on it first.  What kind of a reporter would I be if I did? The officials we elected to serve us could have apologized and stuck to the truth and earned our trust back.  Instead they double down every chance they get. Politicians are caught breaking the rules they’re setting for us constantly.  They allow the large multinational store to operate, but they shut down the neighbourhood pub.  They allow thousands to attend some events, but punish preachers for opening their doors to a few hundred.  They greet each other with drinks and hugs, then put on their masks and step away from each other for the official photographs. Now they’re allowing only the double-vaxed to travel while restricting people who have actually tested negative.  Comically absurd.  All this under the eyes of the media who lift not one finger to complain on our behalf.

So here we are.  People have fallen into their camps and very few are switching sides.  On one side, are the Pro Mandaters.  They continue to invest their trust in the institutions we grew up with.  The politicians and the health officials, and the people on TV and in the newspapers have always told the truth right?  OK maybe they don’t ‘always’ tell the truth, but our health is their top priority right?  You’d certainly hope so, but there’s a simple fact that proves differently.  TREATMENT.  Despite the fact politicians and some leading health officials declare ignorance, they know millions of people are being treated.  They know India and Japan have had miraculous results after offering treatment.

 

They know doctors in the United States and Canada have used over 20 different treatments with results ranging from interesting, to incredible.  They don’t care. It’s not that they just insist vaccine mandates are the best way forward. Those in charge go as far as to ban treatment for desperate, dying people.  Then they punish anyone who dares to try to save lives through safe, trusted, well known and widely used treatments. Let me repeat that… they ban treatment for desperate, dying people.  Take a second to let that sink in.

When I was younger, a veteran reporter once told me how things really work.  At a city council meeting I came to him perplexed at a seemingly stupid decision.  He told me that whenever things don’t make sense it always has something to do with money.  “Stop trying to make sense of it, and start looking for who is making money from that decision.”  Probably the best advice I ever got until this next piece about politicians.  I’m paraphrasing: “When you phone a politician and ask for a call back, you’d better keep this in mind.  Politicians don’t care about you. They don’t care about your tv station.  They care about being reelected.  If they think talking to you about something voters care about will get them reelected, they’ll call you back right away.  If not, they’ll avoid you like the plague.  You need to make them understand this question will influence the next election. You’ll get a call every time.”

While it’s difficult to believe politicians could deny treatment to dying people, it’s nearly impossible to think public health officials would be so cruel. I’ve had a lot of trouble getting my head around that. These are good people. They are in public health care after all.  This is a good time to think of that advice about things that don’t make sense.  So, forget about trying to make sense of it and ask “who is making money from this decision?”.  Well in this case it’s the pharmaceuticals.  These are some of the biggest businesses in the world.  They have been the most heavily fined businesses in the world.  Pre-covid, they were viewed as among the most untrustworthy businesses in the world.  Then their public face turned from lawyers and multi-millionaire executives, to public health officials and we forgave (or forgot).  In his new book Robert F. Kennedy Jr. examines the relationship between pharmaceuticals and the world’s most influential (dare I say powerful) health official, Anthony Fauci.  Kennedy outlines how over the many decades of Fauci’s leadership, the US has turned into an incredibly unhealthy nation with an insatiable thirst for pharmaceuticals.  Instead of promoting healthy lifestyles, public health officials have become intertwined with the pharmaceutical industry.  Now it starts to make sense.

Then there’s the other side, widely known as the Anti Vaxers even though this is the only vaccine most of them haven’t taken. The Pro Mandaters may not know it, but the other side are not against vaccines, they’re against MANDATING THIS PARTICULAR vaccine.  They know the risk for a severe outcome for people below 70 with no comorbidities is extremely low.  They’re OK with that risk.  They’re not OK with being ordered to take part in a medical trial. A lot of them, tens of thousands in fact, have had covid already.  Even the NIH admits readily that covid survivors have lasting strong immunity.  Can’t catch it.  Can’t pass it on.  Unlike vaccinated people who still get sick and pass covid on to someone else.  There’s only one way to protect yourself from catching covid with statistical success.  That’s to have had covid already.  Why these people are being asked to also get vaccinated is something future medical students will shake their heads at.

Many of us know someone, or know of someone who has died of covid. Other people we know of have been saved by a treatment we’re not supposed to even talk about.  Those who have died are poorly mourned at small funerals.  Those who were saved are buried in a different way.  We’re not to talk about them.  Incredibly as doctors in other parts of the world are treating, and studying, and creating data, our front line health care practitioners are relegated to the sidelines, waiting to see what their public health officials will allow.  Some step up at great risk. They diagnose and prescribe treatments their training and experience tells them will work. I’ve met two people who felt they were close to death when a very brave doctor swept in with treatment cocktails.  Neither of the people I talked to knew each other.  Their experiences happened months, and miles apart.   Both swear they turned around dramatically within hours of their first dose.  You’d think they’d stand on the roof and yell out their truth.  But they’re scared.  Who can blame them?  Both doctors who treated them have been disciplined.  If lives are not as important as the narrative, how could mere careers have a chance?

I’m not personally against the vaccine.  I am very much against mandating it, and I am very much against giving it to children. We are here to protect our children, not to ask them to protect us. Knowing that young people are statistically at a greater risk of a serious reaction from the vaccine than they are from covid, I will keep my child away from this particular vaccine.  Knowing that children are at less risk from covid than they are from the yearly flu virus I will act accordingly. Children have a statistical 0 % chance of dying from covid and they are not good at spreading it to adults.  They don’t need to take the risk, as tiny as it is, of suffering from a vaccine reaction.

My final argument is the simple fact that our government’s Zero Covid Approach is obviously failing.  Show a single country in the world which is both highly vaccinated, and has wiped out covid. There’s not a single example.  Meanwhile, two prominent countries with good record keeping and advanced health care systems have had remarkable success against covid.  Japan has a vaccination rate well above 70%.  India is struggling to get to 20%.  The two countries have completely different levels of vaccinated citizens, but they share one thing in common.  Facing brutal waves of covid earlier this year, in desperation both Japan and India allowed medical treatments.

Less than 20 percent of India’s population is vaccinated.  Japan’s rate is in the 70’s.  Clearly something other than vaccinations is in play.  Treatment.

So how do we get out of this mess here in Alberta, Canada?  I’m certainly open to ideas.  Personally  I only see one way out and one path to get there.  It starts at home and leads directly to our local politicians.  We need to face our fear of speaking the truth within our families and among our loved ones.  We need to resist the name calling and the emotion (speaking to myself here), and stick to reciting boring facts and data.  Then a very critical step. We need to talk to our school board members, and our city councillors.  They are not affiliated with a political party and don’t have to worry about being punished by political bosses.  We need to insist they take the measures they can to set us on a new path.  The approach of mandating vaccines on employees and restricting citizens while banning medical treatments is a colossal misstep, a divider of families and community, and a devastation on local business.  Most importantly it steals the lives of desperate, dying citizens.  We need to beg, plead and demand our local politicians stand up against vaccine mandates and restrictions against their citizens in private and public buildings.  We need to respect the legal choices of individuals.  Together we need to demand doctors be allowed to treat patients the way they always have.  With treatment, the need for the restrictions and mandates will vanish.  This is the only way to get our communities and our families back, if it’s not too late already.

As for the politicians who are in a position to make changes quickly.  Remember the advice from my friend and veteran reporter.  We need to stop waisting our time with common sense arguments and start appealing to them about the next election.  They’re reading the polls and those polls tell them most of the voters are afraid.  It’s a tragedy that leaders with courage are so few and far between, but this is the world we live in and this is the fault of the courageous for avoiding politics. The good news is if we start to demand treatment and this movement grows it’s only a matter of time! The very second those same poll-reading politicians see enough people are demanding treatment, they’ll suddenly rise above their role of vaccine sales person and switch over to medical treatment advocates.  It will happen in the blink of an eye.   If you want treatment there when you’re the one who gets sick, start advocating now.  The best thing about it is everyone wins, because medication is a both – and solution.  Medications don’t need vaccines to go away, they just make them a voluntary extra precaution.

Premiers tremble at the very thought of contradicting the public health officials they used to hire and fire as they saw fit.  The cowardice is embarrassing.  Worse.  Their cowardice stops so many thousands from encountering a doctor who wants to treat them with available drugs.  For the rest of us, their cowardice means we’ll continue indefinitely to live in a suspended existence, restricted from going where we want to, when we want to, to do what we want.  In fear, we willingly surrendered our freedoms and assaulted our small businesses and our community life.  Those freedoms and those communities will not come back until effective medical treatments for covid are no longer banned.

Even though I’m vaccinated to protect my mother my child will not be vaccinated.  My older children have made their decisions.  My youngest is too young to make that decision. I’ll take the lesser of the two risks, and the one that will protect him the most going forward. Most importantly I know there are treatments available and I know who to talk to if someone close to me gets sick.

Here’s the Guide to Home Based Treatment for Covid from the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, and here’s the Guide to Covid Early Treatment from a group of US doctors on their website TruthForHealth.

 

 

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Red Deer Doctor critical of Alberta’s COVID response to submit report to Danielle Smith this May

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By Anthony Murdoch

Leading the task force is Dr. Gary Davidson, who was skeptical of mandates at the time.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith will soon be receiving a little-known report she commissioned which tasked an Alberta doctor who was critical of the previous administration’s handling of COVID to look into how accurate the province’s COVID data collection was, as well as the previous administration’s decision-making process and effectiveness. 

As noted in a recent Globe and Mail report, records it obtained show that just less than one month after becoming Premier of Alberta in November of 2022, Smith tasked then-health minister Jason Copping to create the COVID data task force. 

Documents show that the Alberta government under Smith gave the new task force, led by Dr. Gary Davidson – who used to work as an emergency doctor in Red Deer, Alberta – a sweeping mandate to look at whether the “right data” was obtained during COVID as well as to assess the “integrity, validity, reliability and quality of the data/information used to inform pandemic decisions” by members of Alberta Health Services (AHS).  

As reported by LifeSiteNews in 2021, Davidson said during the height of COVID that the hospital capacity crisis in his province was “created,” was not a new phenomenon, and had nothing to do with COVID.

“We have a crisis, and we have a crisis because we have no staff, because our staff quit, because they’re burned out, they’re not burnt out from COVID,” Davidson said at the time. 

Davidson also claimed that the previous United Conservative Party government under former Premier Jason Kenney had been manipulating COVID statistics.  

In comments sent to the media, Smith said that in her view it was a good idea to have a “contrarian perspective” with Davidson looking at “everything that happened with some fresh eyes.” 

“I needed somebody who was going to look at everything that happened with some fresh eyes and maybe with a little bit of a contrarian perspective because we’ve only ever been given one perspective,” she told reporters Tuesday. 

“I left it to [Davidson] to assemble the panel with the guidance that I would like to have a broad range of perspectives.” 

After assuming her role as premier, Smith promptly fired the province’s top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, and the entire AHS board of directors, all of whom oversaw the implementation of COVID mandates. 

Under Kenney, thousands of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare and government workers lost their jobs for choosing to not get the jabs, leading Smith to say – only minutes after being sworn in – that over the past year the “unvaccinated” were the “most discriminated against” group of people in her lifetime. 

As for AHS, it still is promoting the COVID shots, for babies as young as six months old, as recently reported by LifeSiteNews.  

Task force made up of doctors both for and against COVID mandates  

In addition to COVID skeptic Dr. Gary Davidson, the rather secretive COVID task force includes other health professionals who were critical of COVID mandates and health restrictions, including vaccine mandates.  

The task force was given about $2 million to conduct its review, according to The Globe and Mail, and is completely separate from another task force headed by former Canadian MP Preston Manning, who led the Reform Party for years before it merged with another party to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada. 

Manning’s task force, known as the Public Health Emergencies Governance Review Panel (PHEGRP), released its findings last year. It recommend that many pro-freedom policies be implemented, such as strengthening personal medical freedoms via legislation so that one does not lose their job for refusing a vaccine, as well as concluding that Albertans’ rights were indeed infringed upon. 

The Smith government task force is run through the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) which is a provincial agency involved in healthcare research.  

Last March, Davidson was given a project description and terms of reference and was told to have a final report delivered to Alberta’s Health Minister by December of 2023. 

As of now, the task force’s final report won’t be available until May, as per Andrea Smith, press secretary to Health Minister Adriana LaGrange, who noted that the goal of the task force is to look at Alberta’s COVID response compared to other provinces.  

According to the Globe and Mail report, another person working on the task force is anesthetist Blaine Achen, who was part of a group of doctors that legally challenged AHS’s now-rescinded mandatory COVID jab policy for workers. 

Some doctors on the task force, whom the Globe and Mail noted held “more conventional views regarding the pandemic,” left it only after a few meetings. 

In a seeming attempt to prevent another draconian crackdown on civil liberties, the UCP government under Smith has already taken concrete action.

The Smith government late last year passed a new law, Bill 6, or the Public Health Amendment Act, that holds politicians accountable in times of a health crisis by putting sole decision-making on them for health matters instead of unelected medical officers. 

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Inquiry shows Canadian gov’t agencies have spent $10 million on social media ads for COVID jabs

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By Anthony Murdoch

One campaign cost $1.5 million alone to encourage children to receive the COVID-19 shots.

A recent Inquiry of Ministry request revealed that Canada’s Public Health Agency (PHAC) along with Health Canada have combined to spend approximately $9.9 million on social media advertising to promote the experimental COVID injections since 2020.

The Inquiry of Ministry information showing the large advertising spending on the COVID shots became known as the result of a request from Conservative Party of Canada MP Ted Falk, who demanded answers about what was being spent by officials to promote the shots.

The information published on April 8 shows that PHAC and Health Canada spent approximately $4.6 million on production costs of ads, with $5.3 million on actual advertising of the COVID shots on social media platforms Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Pinterest from 2020 to 2024.

One mass COVID vaccination advertising campaign titled the “Ripple Effect” cost about $1.8 million alone. PHAC claimed the campaign served to “remind Canadians about the collective vaccination effort required to see a reduction in restrictions and public health measures.”

Other campaigns ranged in spending from $75,000 to $564,000 to promote the shots to young adults.

PHAC also spent $1.5 million on a campaign to promote the COVID shots to parents with kids to try and encourage them to get their kids injected.

It should be noted that PHAC, as per a 2021-22 Departmental Results Report, had tried “diligently to counter false statements and misinformation” to prop up the COVID shots. In 2023, PHAC was looking to hire social media influencers to promote the jab to Canadians who were opposed to taking the shots.

Health Canada previously was found to have spent some $132,000 on social media influencers to promote the COVID shots.

As reported by LifeSiteNews recently, the Trudeau government is still under contract to purchase multiple shipments of COVID shots while at the same time throwing away $1.5 billion worth of expired shots.

Canadians’ decision to refuse the shots also comes as a Statistic Canada report revealed that deaths from COVID-19 and “unspecified causes” rose after the release of the so-called “safe and effective” jabs.

LifeSiteNews has published an extensive amount of research on the dangers of receiving the experimental COVID mRNA jabs, which include heart damage and blood clots.

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