Letter from a pediatrician

Letter from a pediatrician

Dear Families,

I was your child’s doctor until I was fired by my clinic. What happened? I was placed on unpaid administrative leave a few months ago for “failing to comply” with the “show me your papers” vaccine mandate from my state governor. My employer abruptly cancelled my already booked clinic schedule and I have no idea what they told you about why I “disappeared.” I chose to stay silent for the last few months so that the clinic could not say that they fired me because I spoke out about what was happening. Now that they have made their final move, I can speak with the certainty that they fired me only due to my refusal to comply with the unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

I am not “anti-vaxx” as I have spent my entire career advocating for vaccines and counseling parents about the pros and cons of their decision. It is ironic that I have lost my clinic position due to this situation; however, I am 100% certain that I am acting on the right side of history.

I made a choice to STAND UP and risk my entire career for the sake of MEDICAL FREEDOM; I told my former employer that I WILL NOT COMPLY with the order to share my personal medical information. They gave me the option of filing a religious or medical exemption in order to keep my position in the clinic. Why was my own personal choice not a good enough reason for my refusal to comply? The answer is an easy one: they are wrong. As free human beings, we each have the right to say “no” and that is reason enough. To be clear, I made this decision to “not comply” to help protect your rights as much as I did to protect my own, regardless of the decision that your family made about taking the vaccine. We will all stay free only if we fiercely protect our freedom and keep others from taking our freedom from us.

I am just as healthy today as I have been for the last two years of this pandemic. I would have easily and safely continued to care for your children as I have done throughout my entire lengthy career as a physician. As it is, I can’t even communicate to tell you what happened because my large multi-specialty health care system employer controls everything. That should scare you. They control everything. If they control what I do or do not inject into my own body then it will not surprise you that they increasingly control what I tell you regarding your child’s health care and what I can and cannot prescribe. Your formerly confidential doctor-patient visit now has additional forces in the room and these pharmaceutical, governmental and employer influences keep physicians from providing the best care for your family member without a massive conflict of interest. This limits medical freedom for your family and erodes your personal freedom as well as mine. None of us will have freedom if we continue traveling down this road into a terrifying new world.

I may or may not have taken the Covid 19 vaccine. This is my own personal and private information and it has nothing to do with patient safety. How so? The CDC Director has clearly told us, and we all have seen, that vaccinated people can and do catch and transmit this virus. Unvaccinated people also catch and transmit this virus. Knowing that someone has been vaccinated does not tell you that they can’t transmit the virus to you. Put another way, the vaccine does not “stop the spread” of this infection. Thus, the vaccine mandate makes no sense when it comes to protecting the health of others and is quite simply tyrannical governmental and employer overreach into a decision that each individual has the right to make without duress. This vaccine will not make this virus magically disappear. The decision to take it must be your own private health care choice as you weigh your individual risks and benefits. There is a risk to vaccinating and there is a risk to catching the virus; when there is risk you must have the personal choice to decide how to act.

Our actions in medicine right now are ethically, morally and legally wrong. We are actually threatening our colleagues, employees, and citizens with job termination if they do not comply with the vaccine mandate. We are restricting access to parts of society for non compliance with this mandate. Please look back at history and see how dangerous this is rapidly becoming. Think about where this road leads us if we continue to go down it as a nation. Tyranny historically has always started with intentions initially defined as being for the “common good.” Never have the words “show me your papers” or “you must because we say so” ended well for entire populations of people. Please tell me how informed consent for this medical procedure can possibly exist when a person is threatened, coerced, bullied, intimidated or otherwise forced to agree?

The medical world is changing rapidly into a tyrannical system where doctors can no longer use their own training and common sense to make decisions. I used to see professional and respectful dialogue and debate. I now see a concerning suppression of any critical thinking and the immediate silencing of expert voices who dare argue for the correct and scientific interpretation of data. Increasingly, only one narrative is handed down from above and physicians are threatened with the potential loss of their medical licenses if they speak out. Your doctor is being silenced and censored. Physicians received a letter in late 2021 from the Federation of Medical Boards stating that providing “misinformation” regarding Covid 19 would result in the risk of losing the medical licenses that they worked so hard to earn. The definition of “misinformation” was not provided making the messaging crystal clear——deviate from the plan being sent from positions of power in the medical world, dare question what is being said, and your license to practice medicine could be taken away. In short, your doctor was directly threatened into compliance and into silence.

Fear drives this entire process in the push to take away our freedom. Yes, the Covid 19 virus is real and it is dangerous for a very small group of people. Fortunately, your otherwise healthy children have a 99.998% chance of surviving this infection. Stated another way, your otherwise healthy children have close to a 0% chance of dying from Covid 19. I have seen many children with Covid 19 in the last year and a half; all have had minor symptoms and rapidly recovered. Serious admissions to the pediatric ICU for children are relatively rare despite what the media will tell you to scare you. When you are scared, you are much more likely to give away your freedom in exchange for a plan that is portrayed as providing safety.

Freedom is one of the basic foundations of the United States of America. Yes, there have been times in the relatively brief history of our nation when we have gotten this wrong. We are a beautiful work in progress. Yet if we give away our freedom as if it has no value then we will surely fall as a nation. You are seeing tyrannical overreach right here in America. You are seeing our constitutional rights trampled. You are watching people give their freedom away as if it has no value. By staying silent, you are taking part in the destruction of our country with the resultant loss of individual rights and the suppression of free speech. If tyrannical forms of government are so wonderful, why does history show us that countless millions have fled from this type of government or died under its power?

As your child’s former physician, I am willing to risk my entire career by adding my voice to the growing outcry to save our nation. We have to preserve our freedom. Your children deserve to grow up in a world in which they live as free people. They deserve to make their own future choices; to not be enslaved by their employers and by their government. We are rapidly heading into a situation where we will live as modern day slaves and our government and employers will directly tell us what we must or must not do. They will control us. Do you doubt this? Look to the recent horrific tyrannical situation in Canada’s city of Ottawa for details of how this will happen. Look to what is happening in Australia and in Europe; to the anti-freedom decisions that our own government is endorsing. Our actions now will determine how our future descendants will live. AMERICA, STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT! DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOUR FREEDOM AND THE FREEDOM OF YOUR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN AWAY!

You have the right to make your own medical decisions. Let me say that again: you have the right to decide what personal medical procedures you agree to allow. Please understand that this is not about who is or is not vaccinated. There is a goal to divide us and to encourage us to fight against one another. Please, now is the time to stand up TOGETHER. Stand side by side and UNITE for YOUR COLLECTIVE rights. You cannot afford to sit this one out. You cannot afford to say nothing and to watch as this country just gives its freedom away. Once personal freedom is given away, you will NOT easily get it back. Our nation’s Founding Fathers (& Mothers!) fought for our liberty and freedom. They did not fight so that we could sit idly by and say that freedom doesn’t matter. Faith, Freedom and Family are the very foundation of the United States of America and are absolutely worth defending.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”

—President Ronald Reagan

We the People have been blessed with this beautiful country and we know that our US Constitution and our God given rights must be defended and protected. Our children and grandchildren are worth every ounce of our effort and one day they will thank us because they will happily live as free people.

America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. Be Brave, America. We are the majority in this nation!

California wants to listen in at your next doctor’s appointment

There is a new bill making its way through the California Legislature that could punish doctors for straying from “the contemporary scientific consensus” for COVID-19: California’s AB 2098 would discipline physicians for disseminating or promoting “misinformation” or “disinformation” as it relates to COVID-19.

Aside from the problem that the “consensus” on COVID-19 is constantly changing, the bill’s language is ambiguous and, as some California lawyers say, almost certainly infringes upon physicians’ First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

While the bill authors intend to protect patients from harm, there are already existing mechanisms for disciplining doctors who harm patients through negligence or by deviating from the standard of care. But the current bill specifically targets speech and would only “consider” if there is harm, negligence or malicious intent instead of requiring such things for physician punishment.

The way the bill is worded would lead physicians to self-silence unorthodox opinions or anything that may not be entirely aligned with “consensus,” even though those opinions may eventually be proven correct. Physicians who may be ahead of the curve or rapidly adopt new data into patient care may be unjustly punished. Furthermore, science advances because of scientists and physicians who are brave and insightful enough to rightfully challenge orthodoxy.

In the last two years alone, we were told by officials that COVID was mostly spread via droplets at short distances, but now we know it is predominantly airborne and lingers in the air. We were told long-term school closures were necessary to slow the spread and protect children, but we now know prolonged closures of school and outdoor spaces were unnecessary and in fact very harmful to children. We were told that cloth masks would protect, but now we know they are highly unreliable.

While vaccines continue to offer protection against severe disease from COVID-19, we initially believed they would prevent infection and transmission, but it has now been clarified they are unreliable at preventing both infection and transmission; as stated recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, they “will not offer long-term protection against mild illness.” We were told “there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection,” and its existence was ignored in vaccination guidelines, but now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and numerous additional publications support its robustness, particularly against severe disease, which may be similar to if not superior to vaccination alone.

Our understanding of the above and many other topics has advanced because the consensus was challenged by doctors and other medical experts who dared to speak out. Silencing unconventional views would do more harm than good. In a free society, we do not allow the government to determine the “current scientific consensus,” let alone silence those who disagree.

We were warned about a situation like this not only in George Orwell’s “1984” but also in our own recent history where, according to the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in a 2018 California free speech case, “regulating the content of professionals’ speech ‘pose[s] the inherent risk that the Government seeks not to advance a legitimate regulatory goal, but to suppress unpopular ideas or information.’ ... Throughout history, governments have ‘manipulat[ed] the content of doctor-patient discourse’ to increase state power and suppress minorities.” As Stanford University’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya said, AB 2098 could turn “doctors into agents of state public health rather than advocates for their patients.

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First we couldn't trust the government, then we couldn't trust the police, and now we can't trust our doctors. We can't trust the Church, we can't trust the pentagon, we can't trust the grocery store. Soon we won't be able to trust our dogs.
Can we still trust our dogs?

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On to Biden since 1973

@doh1304 unlesss and until some disease/cure for said disease screws them up. Beyond dogs, trust your family, your close pals.
I am still gobsmacked about a tv add for a miracle drug for asthma and allergies that help you breathe, and then hear the main side effect of inability to breathe!
I do not have tv, only watch it when in a hotel, passing time.
To repeat, my Dr. BRAGGED about not losing any patients by treating them with Ivermetin. Then...he will not prescribe it unless your labs show a parasite. He has kids to get through university.

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Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro, president of European pharmaceuticals giant PharmaMar, has been charged by police with being falsely vaccinated against Covid-19. Dr. Sousa-Faro has been caught up in a scandal in Europe involving people being added to the National Immunization Registry in exchange for large sums of money, with many of them familiar faces and household names.

Police allege that Sousa-Faro arranged to be injected with a saline solution instead of a Covid-19 vaccination and paid thousands of dollars to have his name added to Spain's immunization register, as confirmed by police sources and reported by El Periodico de Espana.

Dr. Sousa-Faro is among more than 2,200 celebrities and European elites on the list drawn up by National Police of those falsely vaccinated against Covid.

According to El Mundo, Spanish police carried out the investigation called Operation Jenner which uncovered the vast network of celebrities and elites who have paid money to have their names fraudulently entered on the National Immunization Register, despite refusing to be vaccinated.

People should be able to just say no thank you I do not care to do that. Especially after Walensky and Fauci admitted that the mRNA shots do not keep you from getting infected. We don’t mandate everyone get a flu shot that mainly targets the elderly and those who have autoimmune diseases and it kills lots of people every year.

As far as I know congress is exempt from having to get jabbed as are people in the White House and other federal agencies, but many federal workers were mandated to get one. The post office is exempt too. Do they just have a stronger union? NYC has a mandate except for athletes now and a few other types of people. How is that even sane or fair to those who would rather not have to be jabbed and have lost their jobs because of it? Double standards make a mockery of standards. IMO.

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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

@snoopydawg I am both shocked AND dismayed!
I am sure those 2200 liars and cheaters that paid their way into fraud, can pay their way out of fraud.
I want to know who they were. I want to know if they were tweeting and chiding parents to get the jab for their babies.
I want them to go to prison, and their money forfeited to their governments.

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@snoopydawg and others to take a vaccine, increasing his personal wealth. At the same time, he knew when he did it that faking a jab would risk him going to prison. So, what was the most important thing to him? To risk imprisonment as a preference to the risk of taking the product product making him rich.
Won't he be pissed if prisoners are required to be vaccinated!

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in our county and state. I think I would be kind of glad he wasn't working in any of our local medical clinics.

"We the People have been blessed with this beautiful country and we know that our US Constitution and our God given rights must be defended and protected."

Beware of anyone who claims that our rights come from a god.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

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and the worst of it is that people who might otherwise agree will join the witch hunt because they don't agree with the reasons.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

@TheOtherMaven are Constitutional rights.
I find what Ca. is attempting to do is unconstitutional, and violates HIPPA, and likely some Ca. state laws.
All this when pharmaceutical CEO and other "important people" will not take the vax they produce, and wind up in jail.
Wow. What a world.

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that having to disclose private medical information is wrong? He didn’t say that he refused to take a mRNA shot. He said that he didn’t think he should have to disclose whether he had. Do you think it’s proper to ask people if they have gotten treatments or shots for other diseases like AIDS or hepatitis or whatnot? Or should that be something between us and our doctors? Or are we doing double standards?

You are seeing our constitutional rights trampled. You are watching people give their freedom away as if it has no value. By staying silent, you are taking part in the destruction of our country with the resultant loss of individual rights and the suppression of free speech.

Are you also against people’s right that their medical information is between them and their doctor and see that it’d be wrong for the government to sit in the exam room with you and your doctor?

And if you are for mandatory jabs that don’t protect you from getting infected, sick or dying can you explain why? And it’s very obvious that they aren’t working and they are possibly causing more harm than good:

Death rates are soaring again in highly vaccinated European countries

All-cause mortality is spiking - right on schedule, three-plus months after booster mRNA shots - and mostly in the elderly, the most highly boosted group. It's getting hard to see this as coincidence.

Only months after suffering a huge and unexplained increase in their death rates in the fall of 2021, many Western European countries are seeing a new spike.

The increase includes some Covid deaths but is not limited to them. Several countries now have death rates more than 15 percent above normal, an extremely unusual event - especially since demographers expected death rates to fall as Covid eased.

The spike last fall came a few months after near-universal Covid vaccinations. This spring’s rise comes on the heels of third-shot “booster” mRNA jabs that were far more common in Europe than the United States.

Notably, while last fall’s increase encompassed adults of all ages, this one is taking place mostly in the elderly, who were the focus of the booster campaign.

The excess deaths are occurring in countries that currently have large waves of Covid, like Portugal, and in those that do not, like England.

England and Wales have had 45,950 deaths in the most recent four weeks (through May 20), compared to the five-year average of 39,716, according to Britain’s Office of National Statistics. That’s more than 6,000 extra deaths, a 16 percent increase.

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Maybe you can address the essence of the letter instead of just finding one thing to be outraged over. Here’s where your free speech sigline comes into play. People have a right to religious beliefs and to talk about them do we not?

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