WHO, Fauci Warn COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Prevent Infection and Disease Transmission

WHO, Fauci Warn COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Prevent Infection and Disease Transmission

At a virtual press conference held by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec. 28, 2020, WHO officials warned there is no guarantee that COVID-19 vaccines will prevent people from being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and transmitting it to other people.1 In a New Year’s Day interview with Newsweek, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), reinforced the WHO’s admission that health officials do not know if COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection or if people can spread the virus to others after getting vaccinated.2 According to U.S. and WHO health officials, vaccinated persons still need to mask and social distance because they could be able to spread the new coronavirus to others without knowing it.3 4

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in December 2020 for Pfizer/BioNTech5 and Moderna6 to release their experimental mRNA vaccines for use in the U.S., the companies only provided evidence from clinical trials to demonstrate that their vaccines prevented more mild to severe COVID-19 disease symptoms in vaccinated participants compared to unvaccinated trial participants. The companies did not investigate whether the vaccines prevent people from becoming asymptomatically infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and/or transmitting it to other people.7 8

WHO Officials Say COVID-19 Vaccines Designed to Prevent Severe Disease

According to WHO officials, while it appears the vaccines can prevent clinically symptomatic COVID-19 clinical disease, there is no clear evidence COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing asymptomatic infection and transmission. During the press conference, WHO chief scientist and pediatrician Soumya Swaminathan, MD said:

We continue to wait for more results from the vaccine trials to really understand whether the vaccines, apart from preventing symptomatic disease and severe disease and deaths, whether they’re also going to reduce infection or prevent people from getting infected with the virus, then from passing it on or transmitting it to other people. I don’t’ believe we have the evidence on any of the vaccines to be confident that it’s going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on.9

Dr. Swaminathan said the COVID-19 vaccine was designed to first prevent symptomatic disease, severe disease and deaths. Mark Ryan, MD, MPH, who is executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, agreed with Swaminathan and added:

So the first primary objective is to decrease the impact the disease is having on people’s lives and, therefore, that will be a major step forward in bringing the world back to some kind of normal. The second phase is then looking at how will this vaccine affect transmission. We just don’t know enough yet about length of protection and other things to be absolutely able to predict that, but we should be able to get good control of the virus.10

SARS-CoV-2 Eradication Via Mass Vaccination is a “Moonshot”

Dr. Ryan also pointed out that the decision by WHO to try to eradicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus “requires a much higher degree of efficiency and effectiveness in the vaccination program and the other control measures” and that it is likely the new coronavirus will “become another endemic virus, a virus that will remain somewhat of a threat but a very low level threat in the context of an effective vaccination program.”

Ryan cautioned that, like with measles and polio, there is no guarantee of eliminating the SARS-CoV-2 virus through mass vaccination programs. He said:

The existence of a vaccine even at high efficacy is no guarantee of eliminating or eradicating an infectious disease. That’s a very high bar for us to be able to get over. First, we have to focus on saving lives, getting good control of this epidemic, and then we will deal with the moonshot of potentially being able to eliminate or eradicate this virus.11

Azar Says Get Vaccinated But Still Mask Up

In a Dec. 22 interview, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Fox News that the current “consensus” among health officials is that people who get two doses of COVID-19 vaccine should still mask up and practice social distancing. He said:

We’re still studying some fundamental scientific questions though, such as, once you’ve been vaccinated, do you sill need to wear a mask to protect others, could you still be carrying the virus even though you’re protected from it…If you’re getting vaccinated right now, still social distance, still wear a mask, but all these [recommendations] have to be data and science-driven, so we’re working to generate the data there so that as we go forward, we’ll be able to advise people on a foundation of data.12

Fauci Says “We don’t know what we don’t know,” but COVID-19 Vaccine Passports and Mandates May Be Coming

In an interview on CNN in early April 2020 when most states were in some form of a coronavirus lockdown, Dr. Fauci told Alyson Camerota that, “It’s very likely that there are a large number of people out there that have been infected, have been asymptomatic, and did not know they were infected.”13 Eight months later, on New Year’s Day 2021, Dr. Fauci told Newsweek that in his role as the new Administration’s chief medical advisor, there is a possibility the federal government will eventually introduce “COVID-19 vaccine passports” and that some city, county or state governments and businesses will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, including in schools.14

Everything will be on the table,” Dr. Fauci declared.

A week earlier, Fauci told The New York Times that between 70 percent and 90 percent of the U.S. population would need to get COVID-19 vaccinations in order for the country to reach vaccine-acquired herd immunity. He explained why he has continued to shift the “herd immunity” goal post over the past year:

When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent. Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85… We really don’t know what the real number is. I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent.15

Even as Fauci discussed vaccine passports and mandates in Newsweek, he admitted proving that COVID-19 vaccines do more than prevent clinical disease but also block infection and transmission has been elusive. He emphasized that persons who get vaccinated still must wear masks:

We do not know if the vaccines that prevent clinical disease also prevent infection. They very well might, but we have not proven that yet….That’s the reason I keep saying that even though you get vaccinated, we should not eliminate, at all, public health measures like wearing masks because we don’t know yet what the effect [of the vaccine] is on transmissibility.16

Fauci added, “We don’t know what we don’t know.”

Immunity Passports: Suggested Soon After the COVID-19 Pandemic Began

Government health officials in Israel are getting ready to issue a COVID-19 “green passport” to citizens who have received two COVID-19 shots, which will exempt them from travel restrictions and testing for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or being required to quarantine after exposure to an infected person. 17 Technology companies have been working on creating a digital certificate, which contains personal medical information giving evidence that an individual has been vaccinated and can be used as a screening tool by employers, businesses and owners or operators of services and public venues, such as airlines, theme parks, concert halls, hotels and other places where people gather in groups with other people.18 19 20 21

Immediately after the coronavirus pandemic was declared by the WHO last winter, Silicon Valley businessman Bill Gates began talking about the need for issuing digital certificates proving immunity to the virus and, once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, proof of vaccination. In a comment posted on Reddit in March 2020, Gates said, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.”22 That same month in a TED Talk, Gates explained how lockdowns and resulting “economic pain” will prevent people from getting naturally acquired immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and that immunity “certificates” will eventually be required. Gates said:

Now we don’t want to have a lot of recovered people, you know. To be clear, we’re trying through the shutdown in the United States, to not get to one percent of the population infected. We’re well below that today, but with exponentiation you could get past that three million. I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain.

Eventually, what we’ll have to have is certificates of who is a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person, because you don’t want people moving around the world where you’ll have some countries that won’t have it under control, sadly. You don’t want to completely block off the ability for people to go there and come back and move around.23

In an Apr. 9 interview on National Public Radio (NPR), Gates returned to the message that some “social distancing” measures have to stay in place “until we get a vaccine that almost everybody’s had.” He said:

What I’m saying, what Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying, what some other experts are saying, there’s a great deal of consistency. We’re not sure yet which activities should be resumed, because until we get a vaccine that almost everybody’s had, the risk of a rebound will be there.24

As of Jan. 3, 2021, the CDC had recorded over 20 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 350,000 related deaths.25

New Study: Evidence of Lasting Immunity After Mild or Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection

A study was published in Science Immunology on Dec. 24, 2020 by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London in which they analyzed antibody and T cell responses in 136 London health care workers and reported that there was evidence of protective immunity up to four months after mild or asymptomatic COVID-19.26 A press release issued by the University stated that mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections represent the largest infected group and noted that researchers found T cell responses tended to be higher in those with the classic, defining symptoms of COVID-19, while asymptomatic infection resulted in a weaker T cell immunity than symptomatic infection, but equivalent neutralizing antibody responses.27

One of the researchers commented:

Our study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers from London hospitals reveals that four months after infection, around 90 percent of individuals have antibodies to block the virus. Even more encouragingly, in 66 percent of healthcare workers we see levels of these protective antibodies are high and that this robust antibody response is complemented by T cells which we see reacting to various parts of the virus. This is good news. It means that if you have been infected there is a good chance that you will have developed antibodies and T cells that may provide some protection if you encounter the virus again.28


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1 World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) Press Briefings: Dec. 28, 2020.
2 Kim S. Dr. Fauci on Mandatory COVID Vaccines: ‘Everything Will Be on the Table. Newsweek Jan. 1, 2021.
3 Rivas K. Vaccinated against COVID-19? Still wear a mask, social distance, Azar says. Fox News Dec. 22, 2020.
4 Saey TH, Lambert J. Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines. Science News Dec. 22, 2020.
5 FDA. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Dec. 11, 2020.
6 FDA. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Dec. 18, 2020.
7 CBS. FDA releases details on Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Dec. 8, 2020.
8 Baumgaertner E. Can COVID-19 vaccines get us herd immunity? ‘The jury is definitely still out.’ Los Angeles Times Dec. 26, 2020.
9 Sky News Australia. WHO doesn’t have evidence vaccines prevent people transmitting virus to others. YouTube Dec. 28, 2020.
10 Ibid.
11 Ibid.
12 See Footnote 3.
13 CNN. Dr. Fauci: Antibody tests are coming soon. Anthony Fauci, MD interview with Alisyn Camerota Apr. 10, 2020.
14 See Footnote 2.
15 Conklin A. Fauci shifts herd immunity goalposts, now says as much as 90% may be needed to halt coronavirus. Fox News Dec. 24, 2020.
16 See Footnote 2.
17 Hamodia. Green Passport to be Available After Second Covid Shot. Jan. 3, 2021.
18 del Castillo M. Apple and Google Admit Ethereum App to Let Employees Prove They’ve Been Vaccinated. Forbes June 16, 2020.
19 Hendler C. Ticketmaster Walks Back Plans to Require COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 24, 2020.
20 Cáceres M. Wanna Fly? Proof of Vaccination, Please. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 30, 2020.
21 MacDonald B. Could Disneyland require proof of COVID-19 vaccination when it reopens? Orange County Register Dec. 31, 2020.
22 Dimitry B. Bill Gates: Coronavirus Means We Need ‘Digital Certificates’ To Prove Who Received Vaccine. News Punch Mar. 19, 2020.
23 TED. Bill Gates on how we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic. You Tube: 33.46-33.36. Mar. 25, 2020.
24 Glenn H. Bill Gates, Who Has Warned About Pandemics For Years, On The U.S. Response So Far. NPR Apr. 9, 2020.
25 CDC. United States COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by State Reported to the CDC since January 21, 2020. CDC Covid Data Tracker Jan. 3, 2021.
26 Reynolds CJ, Swadling L et al. Discordant neutralizing antibody and T cell responses in asymptomatic and mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Science Immunology 2020; 5(54).
27 Queen Mary, University of London. Study finds evidence of lasting immunity after mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. MedicalXPress Dec. 24, 2020.
28 Ibid.

35 Responses to "WHO, Fauci Warn COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Prevent Infection and Disease Transmission"

  1. Maverick   January 4, 2021 at 1:12 am

    So one wonders then…….what is the point. Even ardent pro-vaxxers have got to admit if they truly trust the ‘science’ then what is the genuine point of this vaccine since they are saying pretty much that all of the things a vaccine is meant to do this isnt gonna do. What the heck is the use of this if it doesn’t stop spread(they never have they are what spreads disease) and doesn’t stop you getting it…..sounds to me they are trying to get their ducks in a row so they can continue this nonsense of lockdowns etc whilst making bank on useless vaccinations whilst saying ‘oh look it hasnt work there is a new mutant strain we need a new vaccine meanwhile lock you backsides down again’ this will happen over and over again mark my words.

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    • Redpill   January 4, 2021 at 10:28 am

      ..sounds to me they are trying to get their ducks in a row so they can continue this nonsense of lockdowns etc.

      I don’t think they are trying to continue lockdowns; I think they are trying to set up long range financial revenue. Since all pharma drugs have hit their patent limits, their profits have tanked, and vaccines are the only profitable products they make. Current childhood vaccine uptake is looking questionable as more people are questioning them, so this is a new financial pathway.

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      • David Leslie Adam   January 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

        Nailed it.

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    • Felicia   January 4, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Useless, but dangerous! Not happening at my house!

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  2. Redpill   January 4, 2021 at 10:20 am

    This is not new. Peter Dorshi asks questions about this in his opinion pieces in the BMJ. The vaccine seems to be a glorified FLU shot which we know doesn’t prevent a person from getting the flu but only shorten the severity or duration-so they say. The Flu shot vaccine viral manufacturers inserts used to state this years ago until pharma and the CDC realized people were actually reading them, so they removed that tidbit bit of info.

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  3. Brian James   January 4, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    December 29, 2020 Medical Cruelty In Action- doctors Mock Autism After Taking Covid Vax

    Hello. No matter what your thoughts on vaccine induced autism or even vaccine choice – surely we can all agree that when doctors mock autism in concert on social media, with the same derisive, dismissive tone – it’s the nadir of medical etiquette.

    https://www.ageofautism.com/2020/12/medical-cruelty-in-action-doctors-mock-autism-after-taking-covid-vax.html

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  4. Anna Scheidt   January 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    The head of the WHO is not a citizen one would want to emulate (do your own research). As for Fauci (and WHO) he( THEY) is(are) being controlled by the globalists who have a nefarious agenda for the world and he seems to be the tool they are using….he changes positions very frequently….

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  5. DR   January 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Since when is Bill Gates, an IT/business owner, an expert on vaccination and herd immunity? Seems to me that he is outta his lane.

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    • Mavericks   January 5, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Well he sure knows about his eugenics he has been studying that for many decades……fits that perfectly!

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  6. Mark R   January 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    There will come a “Black Market” of forgers creating passports and “Negative COVID tests”. Just wait and see.

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    • WW   January 5, 2021 at 9:17 am

      How can we find out where to get things like this? I’m serious.

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  7. mark   January 4, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Ineffective vaccine, but still will be mandated for everyone. That is science according to Fauci.

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  8. Sid   January 4, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Gates, Fauci, the WHO and CDC knew all along the vaccine hype they propagandized didn’t work. They have never been able to produce an effective coronavirus vaccine. Of course was never about stopping the spread of a virus. It was always about the Great Reset or Green New Deal or whatever you want to call it. This nefarious plan aligns perfectly with Agenda 21. The non-believers and pro vaxxers need to stop and ask, “If they are telling us it doesn’t prevent infections or stop the spread, why are they going to mandate an ineffective vaccine along with a digital passport? WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

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  9. christopher m passalacqua   January 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Bill Gates can kiss my gluteal region. Money doesn’t buy access to my mind, immune system nor a medical degree. See ya round the corner, bring your mouth guard and cup.

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  10. T-Mac   January 4, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    So why would you need a covi–pass proof of vaxx if it doesn’t prevent transmission? The vaxxed should not be allowed to travel either – there is no difference if everyone can still transmit it.

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    • Bridge   January 9, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Bravo. Nicely stated.

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  11. Lawrence Greenberg   January 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Here’s a question to which I would like an answer. If a person can be tested for the Covid and is found to be immune, what would be the purpose of getting a vaccination? Or am I misunderstanding something?

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  12. Radp   January 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Fire Fauci!

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  13. Cass   January 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    So, if over 90% of us get a vaccine that doesn’t work we will be able to reach herd immunity. Makes total sense.

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  14. Charlotte Mullet   January 5, 2021 at 6:07 am

    Bill Gates-We need to de-populate………

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  15. Human   January 5, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Rather than Fire Fauci it should read. NEXT F A U C I. FIRE. NEXT G A T E S. FIRE NEXT…….the list is long

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  16. Peter Haddad   January 5, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Thank You Barbara, for your tireless work.

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  17. Tony   January 5, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Passport types of people:
    1. Vaccinated – can still transmit and get infected
    2. Unvaccinated – can still transmit and get infected
    3. Had covid – only class of people with covid passport

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  18. Nathalie   January 5, 2021 at 10:18 am

    For the sake of liberty of expression, we do not need to fire anyone, just get everyone the same amount of air time on major TV channels, or space on print media…then people can start potentially realize that nothing is settled. I frankly have limited the amount of time I spend watching the news because it has felt like “groundhog day” for the past several months with doom approaching and I refuse to live my life that way, and most importantly I want to show my 4 year old grandson that this is not the world we should live in (I do fear however what all this is going to do psychologically to many children for the future).

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  19. KD   January 5, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Let’s start with Gates himself!

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  20. Kimberly   January 5, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    SOOOO…in other words, the so-called vaccine is actually SPREADING the virus to unsuspecting persons, say in the hospital?!?! What else do they know or NOT know? WE should never be used as forced human guinea pigs. This makes me question if we aren’t being used for other interest by the fascists in control…sterility, auto-immune and inflammatory disease, death for the “useless” old folk…I am sure others can add to this list. Becoming a hermit is sounding better by the day!

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  21. Tom   January 5, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Fauci don’t know nothing from nothing. Him and WHO flip flop like a sea bass on the boat deck. These are the same people and institutions that want the entire world to be vaccinated…all 7.85 billion residents. And for what purpose? Looking at the Pfizer and Moderna trial info, according to the CDC, there will be no final conclusions about the efficacy of their vaccines until January/February 2023. TWO YEARS FROM NOW! There has been no submitted proof that these vaccines work for those with the most risk or that they will prevent ANY deaths. We are, for all intents and purposes, the LAB RATS of Big Pharma and the Communist cabal of Gates, Soros and Schwab. None of these people know if these vaccines will work because they are still being tested…ON THE WORLD… for another two years.

    No way for me…I am an anti-vaxxer to the core. Why? There have been few if any independent studies that prove vaccines work at all…period. And the fact that pharma is off the hook for any vaccine injuries, speaks volumes to me about the dangers of these immune system altering poisons. And this goes back at least 50 years. Why the sudden rise in auto-immune diseases at the same time pharma has exponentially increased the use of vaccines over the last 20-30 years? Vaccines directly affect your immune system, so it is reasonable to conclude that pharma is the problem. They don’t need any FDA approval of their drugs beyond the pay-offs, so it is safe to assume they are responsible for the rising medical pandemic (not the fake Covid pandemic).

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    • Jonathan   January 8, 2021 at 6:41 am

      Hi Tom, antivaxxer to the core here too. You wrote “Looking at the Pfizer and Moderna trial info, according to the CDC, there will be no final conclusions about the efficacy of their vaccines until January/February 2023”. Do you maybe still have a link to that information?

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    • Jeanne   January 10, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      AGREE!

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  22. laurenbkb   January 5, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    The purpose of vaccination is to create revenue… not to reduce illness or prevent transmission. Very few of them actually do prevent transmission… and this was not even a stated goal of the limited safety studies done on either of the two emergency use approved vaccines.

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  23. Steve Lamb   January 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    “As of Jan. 3, 2020, the CDC had recorded over 20 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 350,000 related deaths.”

    Should this say 2021?

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    • Marco Caceres   January 6, 2021 at 1:16 am

      Thank you for catching that Steve. I’ve corrected the error.

      Managing Editor, The Vaccine Reaction

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  24. Dr. Steve   January 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    The more that people expect someone outside themselves to provide them with a cure for anything, the more unhealthy they will become. The medical community should be isolated to serve humanity for emergencies only – that is where they shine. Health care should be reserved for the people and organizations that actually promote health in the human body which requires commitment and discipline by each individual who wants to be healthy. Everything should be a choice: One may choose to walk the path of sickness and disease which may get them a timely death or emergency medical care which turns into chronic medical care for a continued lesser quality of life while their body is gradually and perpetually poisoned. On the other hand one may choose health and participate in the path of health to be the best version of themselves, fearless to walk this earth adventurously like Kwai Chang Caine. 🙂

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  25. Sonya   January 9, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Gates is NOT a Doctor OR scientist. Why does he have so much say in World Health matters???

    If they don’t know if vaccinated people will pass it onto others, aren’t they possibly spreading the virus even further than it has naturally gone – aren’t they CREATING an epidemic? Aren’t they doing what everyone has tried to avoid ie bringing the world to an economic standstill?

    If people are forced to do so much to avoid getting CoVid19, why are they so keen to have it (along with who knows what) injected directly into their bodies? Surely it’s safer to get the natural CoVid19 – at least you’re not putting other possible toxins etc into your body.

    The authorities say people with co-morbidities are more likely to die from CoVid 19 yet they are the same ones they want to inject with the vaccine to PROTECT them? How does that make sense?

    Fauci is always changing the goal posts and pivoting. How can he be trusted?

    Beware the New World Order Plan repercussions of this Plandemic – all is not what it seems – be careful what you wish for.

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    • Jeri   February 16, 2021 at 2:51 am

      There’s SO much more that can be said, but here’s a quick response to your question about Gates:

      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are the largest financial contributor to the WHO. They also have a financial interest in The GAVI Alliance, which is another large financial contributor to the WHO.

      So, in essence, his money talks. Loudly, and without any moral compass.

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