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Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘Insane’ to Force Any American ‘to Take a Vaccine That Doesn’t Prevent Infection or Transmission’

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In a press conference Wednesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asserted the ridiculous nature of COVID vaccine mandates in any sector of the United States.

“The bottom line is the vaccine does not prevent infection, does not prevent transmission,” Johnson said. “So, why would we make anybody take it? It is insane.”

The senator added:

These are self-inflicted wounds, whether we’re talking about the military, within our health systems, or any parts of our economy where we would force people to take a vaccine that doesn’t prevent infection or transmission. Again, it’s an insane policy.

Johnson and his colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have just led an effort with 11 other GOP senators to press Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) into not moving ahead with the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), without a Senate vote on an amendment that would end discharges from military service due to a decision not to take the COVID shots.

The NDAA authorizes U.S. Department of Defense spending and decides military policy regarding equipment, supplies, and training for troops, as well as provision for military families.

“There are safety signals, that anybody who’s looking at CDC and NIH and FDA data, might have cause for concern about,” Johnson said during the press conference. “Part of our problem here is that the FDA, the CDC, the NIH have not been honest and not been transparent.”

The senator’s words come as the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals the majority of the COVID-19 deaths in August 2022 were individuals who received the COVID shot and boosters.

During the month of August, CDC recorded 6,512 deaths, of which 58.6 percent were attributed to individuals who were vaccinated or boosted with the COVID mRNA shots.

A report at the Epoch Times Thursday noted that outcome suggests “a growing trend where vaccinated individuals are increasingly becoming the majority in COVID-19 mortalities.”

The Times observed:

In January 2022, COVID-19 mortalities in the vaccinated was still the minority with 41 percent of the data related to vaccinated or boosted individuals.

However, analysis of the CDC data from June and July showed over 50 percent of deaths were being reported in vaccinated individuals, with 62 and 61 percent reported respectively.

“[The CDC data] is far too late in drawing that conclusion, [the vaccinated] probably assumed the majority sometime during 2021,” said internist, cardiologist, and champion of early treatment for COVID-19 Dr. Peter McCullough.

The Times reported McCullough stated it was only in 2020 that the pandemic was driven by the unvaccinated, when vaccines were unavailable. From 2021 onward, mostly vaccinated people were dying from COVID.

“He reasoned that it is simply because the vaccine did little to control mortality,” the Times noted, adding:

In 2020, more than 385,000 COVID deaths were documented by the CDC, whereas in 2021, when vaccinations were rolling out, there were more than 463,000 COVID-19 deaths.

By June of 2021, around 53 percent of the U.S. population had received their first dose and 44 percent were fully vaccinated.

Yet there was little difference in COVID-19 mortality cases between the first half of 2021 and the second half, with over 244,000 cases (more than 50 percent of the whole year) reported from July to December.

“It certainly can’t be a situation where we blame the unvaccinated for COVID deaths,” McCullough said. “And we certainly wouldn’t conclude that the vaccines made any impact on us as the majority of deaths happened during the era of vaccinations.”

McCullough elaborated that with the prominence of the less severe Omicron variant, the CDC data may not present an accurate picture of COVID deaths.

“The CDC death data has to be interpreted with caution, because they’re not adjudicated as dying of COVID,” he asserted. “They can actually die with COVID.”

Meanwhile, the “insanity,” referred to by Sen. Johnson, is not only that the COVID shots have proven not to prevent infection or transmission of the virus, but the presence of glaring “safety signals” that suggest the shots themselves are the cause of primary concern.

In his column Courageous Discourse today, McCullough addressed the now all too frequently heard news of deaths among the recently vaccinated.

He reports a study in Germany by Schwab et al regarding deaths after COVID vaccination that utilized autopsies which, McCullough observes, is “the most definitive way” of addressing the question of whether an individual’s death was caused by vaccination.

McCullough’s report on the study’s results:

Of 35 fatalities within 20 days of injection, 10 were ruled out as clearly not due to the vaccine (eg drug overdose).  The remaining 25 (71%) had final diagnoses consistent with a vaccine injury syndrome including myocardial infarction, worsening heart failure, vascular aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, fatal stroke, and vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia.  Interestingly, 5 cases had acute myocarditis as the cause of death with the histopathology in the heart muscle showing patchy inflammation very similar to what was seen in the deltoid muscle were the mRNA vaccine was injected. 

“Overall, autopsy findings indicated death due to acute arrhythmogenic cardiac failure,” Schwab et al concluded. “Thus, myocarditis can be a potentially lethal complication following mRNA-based anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.”

“[D]eath within a few days of vaccination is most likely due to the genetic product and that inflammation in the arm may be a surrogate for a similar process in the heart,” McCullough wrote.


This content is solely for educational and discussion purposes. Any treatment undertaken in terms of COVID (or any illness) should be discussed with a licensed medical professional.

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