‘The continued propaganda coming from the offices of elected officials in addressing vaccine hesitancy is getting to the point of being sickening. And honestly, I wonder if perhaps criminal is the right word to use.
On July 27, 2021, sixteen Republican state senators in the state of Tennessee signed a letter making the following claims.
A strong majority of these cases are among those who are not vaccinated. And virtually all of those currently hospitalized with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.
The vaccines have been found to be safe and effective against COVID-19. If they had been available from the start and widely used, over 600,000 American families that are mourning the loss of a loved one, along with tens of thousands of people who are awaiting lung transplants, or trying to learn to walk again, would have avoided that heartache.
The facts are clear — the benefits of the vaccines far outweigh the risks.
Unfortunately, efforts to get more people vaccinated have been hampered by politicization of COVID-19.
How do legislators make these kinds of statements with a straight face; and further, how are we still taking statements directly from the CDC as medical facts and apolitical? Recently, the American Medical Association suggested that it was time to drop the designation of sex (male and female) as a legal and medical designation. How can we continue to take seriously a medical community that can deny the existence of simple male and female biology?
Yet, we have a Republican majority legislature here in Tennessee that seems quite okay with taking statements from these so-called medical experts at face value and urging all Tennesseans to be vaccinated, because after all, vaccines are “safe and effective.”
OpenVAERS does an amazing job at creating an accessible version of the data that can be found in the CDC vaccine adverse events reporting system and other available data. As of July 23, 2021, with over 500,000 adverse events reported, there are…
11,940 deaths, 12,808 permanently disabled, 4,799 heart attacks, 11,199 life-threatening events amongst other reported injuries.
In addition to these startling statistics, we know conclusively that these shots are not vaccines. Vaccines, by previously known standards, prevent disease, at least according to the CDC. But these shots do no such thing. In fact, there is current evidence to suggest that the rate of spread of COVID-19 is now the same amongst those that have received a shot and those who have not.
And Tennessee doctors like Dr. Bryan Terry (District 48 Representative) had this to say on his Facebook page…
As some of you may know by now, I was the first Tennessee legislator to get the COVID vaccine. A few weeks ago, I tested positive for COVID. While it hasn’t been easy, I know it could’ve been so much worse; and in part, I attribute that to my vaccination status. I’m very thankful that I didn’t get COVID before I received the vaccine, especially considering my risk factors.
The message is constantly changing. Terry’s statement seems to acknowledge that this vaccine is not a vaccine at all and nothing more than a treatment. And honestly with the data that is available, who is to say that his contracting COVID-19 was not instead due to the fact that he was vaccinated? Anyone who actually wants to follow the science would be asking themselves that question, not simply assuming that the shot saved his life. Again, this was a shot that was supposed to prevent the disease in the first place.
Back to the 16 senators who signed a letter urging the use of this experimental treatment for a disease that is hardly a threat to the general population.
In sum, these senators have received a total of $67,050 in campaign contributions directly from Pfizer. And 58% of those contributions have gone directly to Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Senator Jack Johnson (Senate Majority Leader). Go figure that the encouragement from legislators to take a vaccine is most likely not one born of benevolence.
It is also worth noting that all of these signatures were garnered from Republican legislators. The Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee is a PAC that has garnered over $100,000 in contributions directly from Pfizer. This PAC is currently managed by Scott Golden, the state chairman of the TN Republican Party.
Are these contributions tied directly to this letter? I don’t know. But it is certainly worth revealing that there is always money flowing behind the scenes in everything we see coming out of our General Assembly. And we would be fools to look the other way and pretend that money plays no role in these decisions being made that continue to infringe upon the freedoms of we the people here in Tennessee and erode trust in those who lead.
I can literally hear the hissing and the gnashing of teeth by some of those reading this commentary, feeling wronged and accused. Well, let me give you some advice. Stop spewing propaganda at your constituents. Stop ignoring your constituents. Stop pretending that you know better and simply do what you were sent to office to do. Secure our rights!
This year, a marketing firm called Designsensory provided a report to the Governor’s office regarding vaccine uptake in Tennessee. Here are some of the key findings of the study.
- 66% of Tennesseans are unwilling or undecided on getting the vaccine.
- 59% of Tennesseans are more scared of dying of the vaccine than of COVID-19.
- 70% of Tennesseans don’t trust any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available.
- There is a broad lack of trust in information currently available regarding the vaccines.
- Only 25% believe that if enough people get vaccinated it will create herd immunity.
So let every legislator take note. We do not care about your opinion on vaccines. Literally. We. Do. Not. Care.
What we do care about is that vaccines are being forced upon employees and you are doing nothing about it. And you should. Local school districts are threatening mask mandates once again and you are doing nothing about it. And you should. Corporations around the country including the federal government are encouraging the widespread use of vaccine passports, including the NIH who stated support of the use of vaccine passports in order to get groceries. And this General Assembly has done nothing about it. And you should.’https://tennesseestands.org/commentary/tennessee-republican-senators-signed-a-letter-encouraging-the-vaccine-they-also-get-money-from-pfizer/