COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase

Since coronavirus pandemic lockdowns were implemented by many governments in 2020, people around the world have held largely peaceful protests against unprecedented social distancing restrictions that are devastating global economies and ruining people’s lives.1 2 3 4 Now, faced with being ordered to obey new laws that require them to be injected with COVID-19 vaccines in order to enter public spaces or hold a job, on July 24, 2021—World Freedom Day—hundreds of thousands of people of all ages took to the streets in Australia, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece and Germany to publicly challenge oppressive public health laws.5 6

The messages on the signs they held were diverse but they were united in pushing back against government overreach. The brave determination of people, in democracies around the world who are publicly defending civil liberties—freedom of thought, speech, conscience and assembly—and the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking, demonstrates that the spirit of freedom lives in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Both those who gather in the public squares of cities big and small and those who are watching are inspired by this commitment to defending liberty.

In the United States, no large demonstrations have been held yet, but polls reveal the nation is sharply divided about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A Politico/Harvard poll taken in late June 2021 found that Americans were evenly split on whether children should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine to go to school and more than half of employed Americans are against COVID-19 vaccine requirements for holding a job, while almost 70 percent of Americans oppose being required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter a store or business.7 A recent CS Mott Children’s Hospital poll found that more than half of parents in the U.S. with children between the ages of three and 11 say it is unlikely they will give their children the COVID-19 vaccine.8

Australia: “The lockdown is killing us, not COVID”

With a population of 25 million people, Australians have been subjected to repeated strict lockdowns over the past 18 months and the government’s “stay at home” lockdown in early July 2021 was imposed on New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, where more than half the country’s population lives. The 30-day rigid social distancing restrictions were enacted after 176 new daily infections were registered in the whole country.9

In response, thousands of Australians gathered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on July 24 to protest the lockdown. Social distancing restrictions that have been imposed include compulsory masking in all indoor non-personal residence settings; most schools closed; restrictions on how far people can travel from their homes; no going to work except for designated “essential” employees (who must be tested every three days); exercising and gathering outside only in groups of two; shopping only for essential items; attendance at funerals limited to 10 people but weddings are banned, and other limits on person-to-person social interaction.

In what the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail described as “frenzied crowds” coming together on July 24, there were estimates that as many as 10,000 protesters marched from Victoria Park to Town Hall in the central business district. Carrying signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth” and “I don’t consent” and “Wake up Australia!” and “We are your employers, we are not your slaves” and “unmasked, untested, unvaxxed, unafraid” and “I am not a biohazard” and “Our kids are not your guinea pigs” and “No false tests, no false cases, no lockdowns,” one protester said, “We don’t give a f*** mate, this lockdown is killing us.” Another agreed: “I’m against lockdowns, they’re killing my business.”

Dozens of protesters climbed onto the roofs of a train station and Woolworths store as the crowd gathered around Town Hall singing the Australian national anthem. One observer said on social media, “Protest stretches right down Broadway! Absolutely massive turnout.” The Sydney protest was mostly peaceful but when mounted police told the demonstrators to disperse or they would be pepper sprayed, some broke through a police barrier and threw plastic bottles and plants at officers. The New South Wales Police Minister confirmed 57 people were arrested and charged and a “strike force has been established to investigate who was in attendance.”10

On July 28, the Australian Prime Minister called in military personnel to help enforce social distancing restrictions in Sydney and extended the lockdown for another month after 239 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the city of five million people within a 24-hour period. Residents will be forced to wear a mask outside their homes and must stay within 3 miles of their homes, only going out for “essential” activities like food shopping.11

On July 30, the Australian government used helicopters and the Army to help police enforce its ‘Zero Covid’ lockdown in Sydney and issue $500 fines for failure to mask.12 The BBC reported that Australian Defense Force soldiers will begin conducting unarmed patrols of the streets this week.13 According to media reports, sirens could be heard throughout the city and helicopters blared messages that ‘this is public health order—do not break rules—you will be found and fined.” Road blocks were set up in a military show of force in response to the public demonstrations earlier in the week, although soldiers are under police command. Starting this week, military personnel will accompany police going door to door to ensure that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating.14

Reuters reports that the Australian COVID-19 vaccination rate for adults stands at 18 percent and the Prime Minister has said 80 percent of adults must get vaccinated before the border, which has been sealed since the pandemic began, will be re-opened.15

Britain: “No forced testing, no forced vaccines”

In May 2021, a 12 mile procession of tens of thousands of people ended at Parliament Square in a protest against continuing lockdowns and vaccine passports as a condition of accessing public venues.16 On July 19, the British government lifted the COVID-19 lockdown that had been in place for over a year, eliminating masking requirements, work from home, and limits on numbers of people who can gather together, which allowed for the full opening of restaurants and other public venues without social distancing restrictions.17

Just five days after the lockdown restrictions were lifted, thousands of people made their way to Trafalgar Square on July 24 to signal their opposition to potential future lockdowns, as well as to protest against the showing of COVID-19 vaccine passports as a condition of entering public spaces.18 There were banners draped in front of the speaker podium saying, “the public demands live debate” and “Science is not science without discussion” and demonstrators held signs that said “No forced testing, no forced vaccines” and “We are the lions in a world of sheep” and “If you tolerate this, your children will be next.”19

Toward the end of the July 24 demonstration, the huge gathering in Trafalgar Square in unison sang, “You’ll Never Walk Alone:”

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.  

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, Walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never walk alone.

The United Kingdom, which has a population of 57 million, ranks in the top 20 most COVID vaccinated nations, with an adult vaccination rate of over 57 percent.20

France: “My body is mine” and “It is my choice”

Paris, France and the cities of Marseille, Montpelier, Nantes and Toulouse saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets on World Freedom Day to protest against a proposed law that would require all health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations or lose their jobs. People will be barred from entering restaurants or other public venues, effectively preventing them from participating in public life unless they have a health pass showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery from the disease or a recent negative COVID-19 test. A care assistant at a Strasbourg nursing home expressed her disgust with the proposed law, saying it is “the blackmail of caregivers who were at the fronts line during the first wave and who are now threatened with “no more pay” and even being fired.21

A huge crowd of 160,000 people or more, many chanting “freedom, freedom” and carrying signs saying “stop the dictatorship” and “Big Pharma shackles freedom” and “no to the pass of shame” and “vaccines: fake freedom” and “don’t touch our children” were met by police deploying tear gas and a water cannon used against some of them.22 Reuters reported that scuffles broke out at the Champs-Elysees and the Gare Saint-Lazare railway station.23 The demonstrators met at the Bastille plaza and marched through eastern Paris and also gathered at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower to protest the required carrying of a “health pass.”24

Just two days after witnessing several hundred thousand people voicing their opposition to the proposed new public health law, on July 26, the French Parliament voted to pass the law that will take effect this week.25 26

Five days later, on July 31, several hundred thousand French citizens of all ages again flooded into the streets of Paris with signs saying “We are not guinea pigs” and “It is our choice” and “My body is mine” and “Health terror—I will not submit” and “the 4th wave is us” in opposition to the new COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine passport.27 According to media reports, four marches dovetailed into the Place de la Bastille, with health care workers in white coats leading some of them, and were met by waiting squads of gendarmes and CRS riot police with water cannons. Demonstrators also gathered at the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees and at the Villiers metro station in northwest Paris.

Reportedly, about 150 other protest events also took place in cities around France, which has a population of about 67 million and an estimated COVID vaccination rate of about 47.5 percent28 or more.

Italy: “Enough Dictatorship: No Green Passes”

Thousands of people gathered in Rome, Genova, Milan, Naples, Turin and scores of other cities in Italy on July 24 to voice their opposition to the government’s imposition of social distancing and COVID-19 vaccine requirements on citizens, including a requirement to carry the “Green Pass,” which is an extension of the European Union’s digital COVID certificate.29 The Green Pass will be required to enter cinemas, museums, indoor swimming pools, sports stadiums or eat indoors at restaurants, proving that a person has been vaccinated, has had a recent negative COVID-19 test or has recovered from the coronavirus infection.30

Chanting and carrying signs that said “Freedom” and “No Green Pass” and “Down with the dictatorship” and “Better to die free than live like slaves” and “against vaccination obligations” and “government does terrorism” and “shame-shame,”31 32 reportedly about 80 cities in Italy saw demonstrations on World Freedom Day. These included an estimated nine thousand people in Milan, who marched in procession to the Piazza Duomo, the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele and to the Piazza Scala in front of the Town Hall. One banner said “Big Pharma out of the state. No to multinationals.”

About five thousand people gathered in Piazza Castello in Turin with signs that said “We want to have the freedom to choose – the freedom to go wherever we want without being tied to a sheet.” In Rome, where there have been anti-lockdown demonstrations over the past year to protest then closure of cafes, bars and restaurants,33 an estimated two thousand demonstrated and the police intervened to disperse the crowd with armored vehicles.34

Italy has a population of about 60 million people, with nearly 52 percent vaccinated for COVID-19.35

Greece: “Hands off our children”

Thousands of people gathered in Omonia Square in the center of Athens on July 24 to express their opposition to the government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. They carried signs saying “No mandatory vaccinations” and “No blackmail to dismiss” and “No separation of Greeks” and “hands off our children.” The leader of the anti-COVID vaccine movement in Greece, cardiologist Faidon Vovolis, MD addressed the huge crowd, which, according to Athens News, included “not only anti-vaccination activists, but also food and tourism entrepreneurs, clergy, citizens disaffected by the overall government leadership over the pandemic, and vaccinated citizens who view recent government measures as anti-democractic.”36

Greek police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators, who had rallied outside the Parliament building to protest COVID-19 vaccine requirements for workers, such as health care workers. Reuters said that about 45 percent of Greece’s 11 million population is already vaccinated.37

Germany: “For Peace, Freedom, Truth”

Berlin has been the site of several large demonstrations against lockdowns and COVID vaccine passports over the past year.38 On Aug. 1, 2021, tens of thousands of citizens marched in the streets of Berlin to protest lockdowns that have restricted dining indoors at restaurants or staying in a hotel and requirements to provide proof of COVID vaccination, defying a ban by German lower and upper administrative courts on public demonstrations.39 Berlin’s administrative court had refused to authorize 13 demonstrations, some of which had been organized by the Querdenker (Lateral thinker) anti-lockdown movement.40

Berlin’s police department deployed more than 2,000 officers armed with batons, pepper spray and water cannon as the crowds made their way from Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood, past the Tiergarten park and on to the Brandenberg Gate. Reportedly, police in heavily armed vans dragged protesters across roads and into the vans with marchers shouting for freedom and the lifting of mandatory masking and travel bans. Protesters continued to march in the evening through the city streets and 600 people were arrested.41

Germany has a population of 83 million and 52 percent have been fully vaccinated.42

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Triggers Wave of Free Speech Abuse

On Feb. 11, 2021, Human Rights Watch published a report called for an end to excessive restrictions on free speech and peaceful demonstration where people are criticizing COVID-19 lockdowns, mandatory masking and other social distancing regulations that restrict civil liberties. The human rights organization said:43

At least 83 governments worldwide have used the Covid-19 pandemic to justify violating the exercise of free speech and peaceful assembly… Authorities have attacked, detained, prosecuted, and in some cases killed critics, broken up peaceful protests, closed media outlets, and enacted vague laws criminalizing speech that they claim threatens public health. The victims include journalists, activists, healthcare workers, political opposition groups, and others who have criticized government responses to the coronavirus… Governments and other state authorities should immediately end excessive restrictions on free speech in the name of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Decentralized Government in U.S. Makes A National COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate More Difficult

Unlike centralized governments in Europe and many other parts of the world, the founders of the United States of America ensured in the U.S. Constitution that this country would operate with lawmaking power shared between national, state and local governments.44 The fact that lawmaking power in the U.S. does not solely reside with the federal government, which is composed of the legislative (U.S. Congress), Executive (President/federal agencies) and Judicial (federal courts) branches, so far has protected the U.S. population from being subjected to the same kinds of uniform lockdown restrictions and now, the same kinds of COVID-19 vaccine mandates that are being implemented in European Union countries and other nations with centralized federal governments.

Since most public health laws in the U.S. fall under the legal jurisdiction of states, if a resident does not like the lockdown, masking, social distancing or COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state they are living in, they simply can move to a different state that does not have the same kind of oppressive public health laws. This is one reason why, although there have been smaller anti-lockdown and anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrations in the U.S. over the past 15 months, some of them protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers,45 so far there have not been massive national demonstrations in the U.S. like those taking place in Europe and other parts of the world.

U.S. Government Pushes for an 85 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

As of July 28, about 60 percent of the U.S. population of 332 million people age 12 and older had received at least one dose of COVID vaccine and reportedly 50 percent, or about 165 million Americans, are “fully” vaccinated.46 As the third largest country in the world, the U.S. has a high COVID-19 vaccination rate compared to other countries, with only 25 countries recording a higher vaccination rate than the U.S.47

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the country with the largest population in the world at 1.5 billion people—China—has a 16 percent COVID vaccination rate; the country with the second largest population in the world at 1.4 billion people—India—has a 7.4 percent COVID vaccination rate; and Russia, with a population of 146 million people, has a 17 COVID vaccination rate.48

However, U.S. government officials are pushing for an 85 percent COVID vaccination rate in the U.S.,49 even as a former FDA commissioner says that a combination of natural acquired immunity and vaccine acquired immunity is likely rapidly achieving an 85 percent herd immunity rate with the Delta variant in the U.S. population.50

Half to Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Punitive COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates As Companies Begin to Mandate

Even though polls show that one-half to two-thirds of Americans oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates, depending upon the setting,51 on July 29, the President announced that all federal workers and contractors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or mask and social distance at all times and get constantly tested.52 The federal government also is urging corporations, local and state government agencies, medical facilities and other institutions to make vaccination a condition of employment.

Some companies, like Google, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Ascension Health, The Washington Post, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lyft and Uber, Walmart and Disney have already mandated employees to get COVID-19 shots to continuing working for the companies.53 54 On July 30, Broadway theaters announced that all members of the audience will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and must keep a mask on at all times except when eating or drinking.55

Opposition Grows As CDC Admits Fully Vaccinated Persons Can Get and Efficiently Transmit COVID-19

After lifting national masking recommendations for COVID vaccinated persons in May 2021 with the assurance that the vaccine was effective in preventing symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection,56 on July 27, CDC officials abruptly reversed course and said that Americans, whether vaccinated or not, should wear a mask indoors outside their homes in certain places.57 58 They said they based that policy change on new information that the COVID-19 vaccines do not reliably prevent infection and transmission of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 and that the viral load in vaccinated persons who get infected is as high as the viral load in unvaccinated persons who get infected.59 60

CDC officials said the new federal indoor masking policy especially applies to adults in “high risk” areas where there are more people being infected with the Delta variant. The masking directive also applies to all unvaccinated children over age two, as well as vaccinated children over age 12 attending school, and additionally includes all teachers, school staff and visitors to schools whether vaccinated or not.61

Reuters reported on July 24 that vaccinated people made up 75 percent of recent COVID-19 cases identified in Singapore, but vaccinated cases were associated with mild symptoms:

Of Singapore’s 1,096 locally transmitted infections in the last 28 days, 484 or about 44 percent were in fully vaccinated people, while 30 percent were partially vaccinated and just over 25 percent were unvaccinated.62

The percentage ratio of infected vaccinated to infected unvaccinated persons in Singapore matches that of a recent SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Massachusetts. On July 30, Associated Press reported that information in CDC documents revealed that 75 percent of the Provincetown outbreak occurred among fully vaccinated individuals. About 80 percent of them experienced COVID-19 symptoms, with the most common being cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and fever.63

U.S. States Push Back Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Over the past year, Americans have been taking action at the state and local level to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A number of states have passed laws that restrict COVID-19 vaccine mandates and “vaccine passports” that bar people from entering public spaces. Among the states that have passed laws prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine passports or COVID-19 vaccine mandates in some way are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. 64 65 66

On July 29, the Governor of Texas signed an executive order prohibiting state government agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccine being distributed under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and banning public or private entities that receive state funds from denying entry to those who are not vaccinated and, additionally, banning companies, state and local agencies—including school districts—from requiring mask wearing. He said that Texans, “have the individual right and responsibility to decide for themselves and their children whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, and engage in leisure activities.”67

Governors of several other states also have issued executive orders prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and some local and state governments have prohibited mask mandates.68 69 But some city and state governments, like New York City and California, have created legal requirements that force state employees to get vaccinated as a condition of keeping their jobs.70

On July 26, the nation’s largest healthcare worker union, United Healthcare Workers, demonstrated in New York City against employee COVID-19 vaccine mandates.71 So far, the COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment is also opposed by the American Postal Workers Union,72 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and United Auto Workers.73

It’s Up to You to Act Now

With military soldiers patrolling the streets in Sydney, Australia and poIice with water cannons and tear gas facing tens of thousands of people protesting against vaccine passports and COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the streets of London, Paris, Rome, Athens and many other cities in Europe, there should be no doubt where the enforcement of mandatory vaccination policies are headed in the U.S. if Americans fail to proactively take action now.

There is no question that we are dealing with a global assault on civil liberties and human rights when public discussion and debate about government policy is censored 74 75 and peaceful dissent is considered a crime. Public health laws that respect civil liberties and the informed consent ethic can only be secured if the lawmakers we elect value civil liberties and defend informed consent rights. Become fully informed about who you are voting for and never miss an opportunity to vote.

I and the supporters of the non-profit charity the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) have worked since 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. We have publicly defended the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking and other human rights that include freedom of thought, speech and conscience. In 2010, we launched the

NVIC Advocacy Portal, a free online communications and advocacy network to empower Americans to work in their own communities to secure informed consent protections in public health laws.

Now more than ever, it is time to get to know your local, county and state elected representatives – from your school board members and county supervisors to your local sheriff and lawmakers – who represent you in your local and state governments. Establish a personal relationship with those who make laws that govern you and your family. Have a conversation with them now about why you believe it is important to protect civil liberties and vaccine informed consent rights in public health laws. Provide them with well referenced vaccine information from NVIC.org and register and join with thousands of others in your state working to protect the legal right to make a voluntary vaccination decision by becoming a user of the NVIC Advocacy Portal at NVICAdvocacy.org.

Actively participate in the democratic process that has defined who we are as a Constitutional Republic since the US Constitution was ratified in 1788. Be the one who never has to say you did not do today what you could have done to change tomorrow.


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31 Responses to "COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase"

  1. Frank Obtuse   August 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Everybody is safe from COVID-19, because it exist only in computer models and on TV.

    The miracle cures are probably as effective as peeing on a house fire.

    We are being microwaved alive. Add the spike proteins shed by the injected, and you get the full picture.

    Radiation by 5G and military radars cause insomnia, increased body heat, hardness of breathing, rapid and irregular heartbeat, and coughs. Sounds familiar? These are the so-called “COVID symptoms.”

    Lung and heart tissues will never regenerate, even if one stops the current inflammation.

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  2. Heather Rosplock   August 2, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you for this article and all that you do!!!

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  3. Ellen Rixford   August 2, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    I am now traveling in Germany with my German sweetheart…..we will soon marry. I get the impression that the majority of Germans are getting their news about the US through the heavily censored “liberal” media, like The NY Times, Washington Post, CNN and other pharma-controlled publications and broadcasts. If more Germans, and other Europeans could be exposed to the data and the thoughtful discussions available on Bitchute, Rumble, Gab, Brighteon, and other much freer and more open platforms, it would strengthen resistance to the kind of world-wide techno-medical apartheid that BigPharma and the Globalists seek to impose. I am very glad that Robert Kennedy Jr., a hero to all of us, is doing his best to make communication easier between the US and Europe through translation of the information and arguments about the Plandemic and the dangers of the Covid injections.

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  4. Bob   August 2, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Check out the Frontl Line Covid-19 Critical Care alliance of doctors at FLCCC.NET – they have had Covid-19 protocols posted for over a year that have proven effective by dozens of studies.

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  5. Calamity Jane   August 2, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    We need to expose and go after Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the World Bank, the Bank of International Settlements, JP Morgan bank, the Fed, and all of the other elements of the Big Tech/Bank/Pharma complex who are really all behind this. One interesting and very useful idea to fight back comes from former City of London options trader Maneco64 (watch him on his YouTube channel). He keeps almost no currency in the bank and urges the rest of us to draw down as much as we can from our bank accounts, as well. The reason is because the banks re-lend 90% of your deposits out to borrowers or use it to gamble on risky assets like stocks and junk bonds. They also indirectly fund the growth of the monstrous national debt that is eating our life savings alive by lending to the government at rates below the rate of inflation, and making up the difference by giving us less interest than they acquire from the government. Banks thus cheat you mightily of interest income while funding the government’s unchecked spending, even as they risk YOUR capital with no guarantee of return should the economy take a dive! Right now, the banks are parking more and more cash at the Fed’s repo facility instead of lending it out to each other like they normally do, which is a sign that they have grown distrustful of one another. That’s a VERY bad omen and indicative of a brewing credit freeze which may be too big for the Fed to “fix’ this time around. (Certainly pumping almost a trillion dollars a day into the system and re-opening lending swap facilities to Europe isn’t solving the problem yet). A systemic credit freeze would down the world monetary system in a matter of hours. And if that isn’t bad enough, the U.S. Treasury has been outright STEALING our money by using bank reserves to pay our country’s debts, and handing the banks IOU’s to put into their pool of account holders’ deposits. So which would you rather have – cash in hand, or cash in banks that are looking more and more as though they’re moving all together towards system-wide final failure? Or electronic cash that will be doled out to you according to a social credit score and programmed to expire by whenever the government thinks you should have used it? Maneco suggests that we either hide/store our cash somewhere else (not a bad idea as the banks pay almost zero interest, anyway, and the money is no longer legally yours once it hits your account), or use it to buy tangible goods while you still can. Or you could turn it into actual money by exchanging it for silver and gold. Withdrawing our cash en masse from traditional banking institutes literally starves the banking beasts, who are largely behind the COVID madness, of their life’s blood and could thereby help stave off the technocrats’ wet dram of using “vaccinations” to implant nanoparticles, biosensors, tracking chips and Heaven knows what else directly into our bodies, perhaps even without our knowledge. For better or worse, the banking system and the vaccine problems are actually intertwined, Taking the radical but simple step of reclaiming your cash and moving it out of the paws of the banksters will help bring the power back to where it belongs. If you can’t see taking everything out of the bank (except a few dollars to cover monthly bills that you pay on line, say), at least move it to a credit union. CU’s cannot use your money to gamble with, and have rules about putting the money to use within their communities. They are safer than traditional banks and offer the same services. But having your cash in hand when the S hits the F is safest still. I know this isn’t directly related to the vaccine issue, but it’s a way to safely fight back by depriving the banking/pharma/tech complex that’s behind COVID of the thing it must have to survive: your cash to play with!

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    • Steve Smith   August 3, 2021 at 12:23 am

      Satan rules the BigFinance/BigTech/BigPharma complex!

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      • Peace   August 5, 2021 at 8:38 am

        That’s how I view it, too.😔. Also Big Agra.

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    • Michael Morningstar   August 3, 2021 at 10:12 am

      Very good points and suggestions. Thanks for posting.

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    • Joe Boudreault   August 11, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Taking your cash out of the bank will not work. They ate heading toward a cashless (digital) society
      You will end up with a bagful of useless money. Everything’s going digital, so they can control you.

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      • Steve   September 7, 2021 at 3:35 am

        Hey Joe, a couple of times I have taken cash and bought silver and paid for my daughters car with it after it went up . recently i pleasantly found out my gold liberties (.25 ounces) had really went up in value and I made 50% on the dollar! if you got cash in the bank its better to invest it in hard assets, buy low sell higher, even if its a pallet of used solar panels, which works too! As long as your money is in some institution you don’t have control of it. We are going to be in some rough times ahead, we need to have our own markets to survive.

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    • Jo   August 24, 2021 at 1:31 am

      C1984 is a cover for the privatization of everything the bankers can get their grimy hands on and the coming worldwide digital currency. It’s mass hysteria/confusion/compulsion to cover their monetary agenda.

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  6. Loretta   August 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    It is vital that those who oppose vaccination maintain good health by being sure they are getting enough of the critical anti-viral, immune -strengthening nutrients like vits. C and D3, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and above all glutathione (produced in the body with the help of the supplement n-acetylcysteine [NAC]). Avoidance of sugar and alcohol are essential too, as is adequate sleep (7-8 hours). Health authorities are not telling us this most likely because of their incestuous relationship with pharma. Our survival is our best argument against forced vaccination.

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    • immaga   August 3, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      You are right on Loretta! This has been my strategy from the beginning.

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    • JENNYMURDOCK   August 3, 2021 at 3:13 pm

      You also need to avoid processed foods that aren’t organic- Stephanie Seneff had a great article in the Wise Traditions summer edition about how glyphosate in Round Up sprayed foods (wheat, sugar cane, sugar beets and other grains are sprayed with round up POST HARVEST to ‘brown’ them) helps to weaken the body and cause the ‘covid’, this is in combination with vitamin deficiencies already outlined in the comments here, and exposure to ‘vaccinated’ individuals and 5 and even 6 G! People with these phones are particularly dangerous, I was driving around with my EMF Coronet meter and saw someone with a cellphone, the meter went off the charts almost.

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    • Betty   August 21, 2021 at 11:48 am

      We use the anti-viral supplements and haven’t had to change the way we live. I’ve stocked up a 3 month supply for each of us, just in case. There was a bill in congress to make supplements available only as prescribed by a doctor. Sure hope that doesn’t go through. We have to stand against any type of forced mandates. It’s easy in Florida because of our great governor but in blue states; it’s imperative people stand and fight for their rights. We should expect every freedom pre-plandemic to still exist. Don’t sell out your rights and freedoms.

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      • Betty   September 28, 2021 at 2:54 pm

        False. Supplements are not tested, regulated in any way. The only Time our government agencies look into supplements is if there Are cases of death due to these supplements. Don’t you think supplements should show proof of effectiveness. I sure do. If you don’t continue to spend your money on snake oil. Good luck!

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  7. catt   August 2, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Good to see people fighting back. Too bad most of these people weren’t doing it 18 months ago.

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  8. Tom   August 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    There are numerous sources that show vaccines have failed miserably over the last 60-70 years. The great book “Good-Bye Germ Theory” exposes the trickery and outright manipulation of renaming diseases, faulty recognizing of diseases and altering statistics to show vaccinations working when in reality they hardly made a difference or actually exacerbated infections and diseases.

    It’s the same crappola that big pharma, the FDA and CDC have been pulling the last 50 years or longer. It’s just this time, they have finally paid off and bribed enough “experts” and “power positions” to get a fake pandemic up and running based entirely on the fear of death from some phantom virus. The medical patents for the invention of covid go back over 20 years.

    And as usual, big pharma is out for blood…yours…through demanding the injection of the entire world with experimental poisons which will kill off the older generations, at least. This is shown as most of the pretend covid deaths (70% at least) have been in the elderly populations. Throw in the fact that many governments will not be able to pay out pensions and retirement benefits much longer as well as pay for medical care and you can se the need to get rid of those getting the benefits.

    Further injections called boosters and yearly boosters will begin to destroy the young generations. You can no longer trust big pharma as you have in the past.

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  9. Knut Garshol   August 3, 2021 at 5:51 am

    The logic of forcing everybody to take the vaccine shots is seriously flawed. On one hand, they claim to be aiming for flock immunity to stop the virus, while they also claim the vaccines to be close to 100% effective. So, why is it so bloody important to practically blackmailing everybody to take the shots? My point can be expressed in a question: If people not vaccinated are moving around and participating at work, social events, travelling etc., who is at risk? With the basic claims hammered in, the vaccinated ones are safe (certainly regarding hospitalization and death), while if not vaccinated you will catch the virus and with high probability get seriously sick. So, what is the problem if somebody voluntarily accepts this risk by NOT taking the shots? If you also add that the fully vaccinated now are proven to become infected AND be contagious (like the not vaccinated), what is the benefit and logic of forcing vaccination? Of course, it is BS with a different purpose than officially expressed!

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    • UseYerBrain   August 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Like Gary Allen wrote as a title page in his book, “The Rockefeller Files”, “Don’t Confuse Me With Facts.” Across the board the smart phone frying, TV watching brain dead drones and zombies out there can be completely immersed in cognitive dissonance and are still blissfully unaware that they are. Someone from a church I used to go to (but not anymore since the “pastor” was encouraging people to get shots after I showed him a video Dr. Tenpenny had put out) they and their family got the DNA changing shot. Now they all have COVID, one is in the hospital. So their brilliant conclusion is, OH WE NEED TO WEAR A MASK to not get it. The profound stupidity just floors me!

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  10. JENNYM   August 3, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    This is a precursor of the Mark of the Beast from Revelations 13 (KJ Authorized 1611 version). Not surprised that Bill Gates’ patent for a crypto currency tattoo is listed as patent number 060606.

    I’ve seen some signs on peoples’ lawns saying stuff like, “The Vaccine KILLS”, and also some graffiti, as well as a sign saying about the Mark of the Beast. Plus, it’s almost impossible to FIND places they are going to protest in my area. I’ve been looking for the past year and can’t find diddly squat. Any suggestions?

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  11. Leo   August 4, 2021 at 1:45 am

    U.S. States Push Back Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
    Over the past year, Americans have been taking action at the state and local level to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A number of states have passed laws that restrict COVID-19 vaccine mandates and “vaccine passports” that bar people from entering public spaces. Among the states that have passed laws prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine passports or COVID-19 vaccine mandates in some way are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. 64 65 66 South Dakota should be in the list of states.

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    • JENNYM   August 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      If our stupid state mandates vaccine passports or shots, WE ARE MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Data detective   August 5, 2021 at 8:03 am

    How stupid are they?
    How stupid do they think we are?
    We know the difference between science and marketing.
    Do they?
    If the vaccine don’t stop spread, why punish people for not getting jab 💉. ? A recent study found new infection were hire in vaccinated.
    Probably do to false confidence.
    Soon vaccinated people will have to get tested and ware masks.

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  13. Ron S   August 6, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Game over.
    Who recommended vaccinated to ware mask June 29 2021.
    CDC recommended vaccinated to ware mask indoor July 28 2021. After
    Outbreak Barnstaple Massachusetts outbreak where vaccine < 0 % effective.
    Statisticly not detective able.
    Google, Walmart, Amazon … Delay return to office. Vaccine mandate on hold.
    Delta booster on hold " not enough people received their first shot".
    No more talk about vaccinating children under 12. With the new Delta the vaccine will fail. Start over.
    1/2 the people stoped getting their 2 nd jab 💉. They gave up or are waiting for the Delta.
    By the time they release the Delta 💉, it will be obsolete to late.
    Everyone that wanted 💉 got 💉💉.

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  14. Brian James   August 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    July 31st, 2021. 1 MILLION PEOPLE MURDERED BY COVID VACCINES!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/k1imr0bn3uMe/

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  15. Peggy O   September 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

    The France percentage is low, even at August 2nd, when the article was published. As of August 25 the percentage of vaccinated people was 60%. Additionally, polls show that 61% of the French (as of september 2nd published in La Depeche) approve of mandatory covid vaccinations for the public at large. Additionally, only 37% of French approve of the anti-sanitary pass demonstrations. (same source). It doesn’t help that the “gilets jaunes”, who disrupted France a couple of years ago with their demonstrations, are front and center at these demonstrations. It is important to understand the full context of the demonstrations, particularly in a country where demonstrations are an inherent part of the social structure and are a frequent occurrence. Europe is not a monolith, and France at least shows that the headline of this piece is wrong for at least one country. It is important to fact check.

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  16. Ron S   September 7, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Illionis fat governor issue a vaccine mandate for health care workers, teachers, and collage students.
    Now he has lots of campaign commercials.
    With the vaccine not effective what good is a vaccine?
    Our fat governor thinks he makes better medical decisions than health care workers do for themselves?
    Dept of health says their is no punishment for not getting vaccinated.

    Our Illionis governor should loose his job.

    Chicago Mayer an cook county president also issue vaccine mandate.
    Cook county president also thinks she makes better medical decisions than health care workers.

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  17. Ron S   September 12, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Now that we know that the vaccine is not effective. They want to mandate it.
    In Australia they mandate vaccine to cross state lines.
    The trucks obay and stopped the trucks at the state line. They blocked all traffic crossing states.
    Chicago Mayer wanted all school personal to get vaccinated. The bus drivers found other jobs. Driveing delivery trucks.
    In the new York Mayer thinks he should make medical decisions for health care workers. The medical workers disagree and quit and more to get fired.
    No one left to deliver baby.
    Biden wants to fire all non vaccinated employee. He said it will help the economy recover.?
    What gona happen when they fire the garbage men?

    In Montana they are celebrating.
    No vaccine mandate.

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  18. Doug   September 27, 2021 at 8:47 am

    I’ve been sympathetic and often in agreement with your work for more than a decade, and have been extremely skeptical of the pace and frequency of childhood vaccines (and the military Anthrax vaccine, as another example). I’ve worked in pharma for 15 years, and had a dear friend who worked for a large vaccine producer in the early 2000s, and know enough to be very skeptical of what goes on in that industrial-complex. But you’ve lost me when it comes to COVID vaccine, masking, social distancing, and opposition to a vaccine mandate. Covid is a clear and present danger, and in this case, we have real solutions that require the smallest of effort on all our parts. I had assumed and hoped NVIC would be more clear-eyed here, and not fan the flames of all the University of Facebook graduates out there. There is balance to everything, which almost does not exist on Facebook (which is specifically discouraged by it’s algorithm), where everything is a conspiracy and the more obscure and unqualified a person is to promote an idea, the more they are trusted and promoted on the platform. I’ve heard the arguments, I’ve read the science, and I’ve seen the results; NVIC is on the wrong side of history and decency on this issue. Sorry to see your readers and your leadership get duped, as people look for every red-herring and half baked gossip to become completely distrustful of medical and governmental authority. Trust but verify is a good way to go through life, but trust and verify through Facebook and gossip is not.

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