Friday, August 26, 2022

Free Speech and Medical Authoritarianism: A Personal Narrative of Resistance and Betrayal

I am proud to have spoken against the unconstitutional and fundamentally illiberal (that is, authoritarian) vaccine mandate, the censorship of opposition and the terrifyingly fascistic propaganda campaign against the unvaxxed.

Below you will find excerpts from a letter I sent to all of my elected representatives in 2021. Another version of this letter was sent to every member of the FDA Advisory Committee on vaccines.

The damage that the vaccine mandates have done to my country - the US - will take decades to repair.

All of those journalists, political authorities, medical authorities, and academics who participated in creating an untouchable class of unvaccinated have destroyed public trust in these institutions.

The spiritual and ethical crimes committed by those who censored dissent, created stigma and divisiveness, and who favored incarcerating the non-vaccine compliant, will never be forgiven. 

I have nothing but disgust for them and (more personally) for those who showed no objections to having me fired because I could not comply with their arbitrary mandate after having an adverse reaction to the first shot. It was clear that public health was not the objective when people with adverse events from the first shot were coerced into taking more. I will never forgive.

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August 31, 2021

Dear Governor____

I am writing to you regarding my concerns about alarming COVID-19 vaccination effects and to encourage you to maintain the statewide ban on vaccination passports. Although writing as a private citizen, I have over 27 years researching Crisis/Risk Communications....


  • Severe adverse effects are far more common than is being acknowledged. Fifty percent of my household suffered vaccine injuries and two people in our network died from COVID-19 vaccine injuries. Six physicians have documented our adverse reactions as vaccine injuries. We reported in the VAERS system. No one has contacted us despite the severity of our injuries. These injuries are not uncommon:
  • Vaccine-induced vascular damage lends support to Yuyang Lei et al.’s finding that the spike protein can cause vasculitis in the absence of the rest of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Those who previously had Covid-19 are particularly at risk for antibody-dependent enhancement effects (See Lee et al., 2020; Ricke, 2021; Yahi, Chahinian & Fantini, 2021).
  • Exposure to spike protein reduces resistance to fungal infections (Apostolopoulou, 2020; Domínguez-Andrés et al., 2021) and may reduce resistance to subsequent exposures to spike protein elicited in vaccination or by exposure to virus.

What is going to happen to people vaccinated against COVID-19 who then contract fungal infections or experience breakthroughs and then go on to get “boosters”? The answer is already available in the empirical research. People with previous COVID-19 infections are far more likely to suffer severe side effects.

The spike proteins elicited by vaccination cause vascular damage. Each exposure to vaccine and/or virus, amplify risk. Vaccine “booster”-induced thrombosis, myocarditis, pericarditis, Bell’s Palsy, encephalitis, immune-dysregulation and other “adverse effects” are inevitable and incidents will exceed those from first two shots (see FDA 2021; Domínguez-Andrés, 2021; Sangli et al., 2021; Watad et al., 2021).

In our experience, doctors are ill-prepared to diagnose and treat these conditions, in part because they have been told repeatedly that adverse events are rare. Moreover, they do not understand the reporting system.


The vaccines’ failure to stop people from contracting and transmitting COVID-19 infection invalidates the public safety rationale for mandating vaccination and challenges risk/benefit representations:

  •  CDC’s data published by The Washington Post demonstrate the vaccines do not prevent contagion, transmission or long-Covid, especially to mutations (see “Read: Internal CDC”).
  •  The vaccinated who become infected have similar viral loads as the unvaccinated (see Bergwerk et al., 2021; Riemersma, 2021).
  •  An individual's decision to get vaccinated or not does not impact "the herd's" or population level risk of contagion (e.g., see Mishra, 2021).
  •  Acquired immunity from infection well documented (e.g., Cohen et al., 2021; Turner et al., 2021).
  •  Immune-evading variants are being linked to vaccination, not the unvaccinated (See Robertson, 2021; Soundararajan, et al., 2021).
  •  Effective therapeutics for treating Covid-19 exist, including existing off-label drugs that are inexpensive and widely available.
  •  COVID-19 Vaccines present significant health hazards, many of which are now outlined on the CDC’s own website (see also FDA, 2021; European Medicines Agency, 2021)


Since there is no evident public health mandate, the choice to vaccinate or not belongs to the individual. Presumption lies with individual bodily sovereignty. Yet, there is a concerted policy and media effort to create a vaccine apartheid and the population is being incited towards violence against the unvaccinated by the mainstream news media despite the failed mandate. 

I am shocked and horrified by this violent media propagandization and censorship of expert dissent.


Although it is critically important to ensure safe workplaces, vaccine mandates will not deliver desired security. Please continue to prevent this horrifying trajectory of forced vaccination and injury and demand investigation of adverse events logged in the VAERS system. Employer mandates and federal coercion violate the principle of choice upon which the FDA approved emergency use.




Apostolopoulou, Anna, Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, Prakhar Vijayvargiya, Alexis H. Lerner, and Dimitrios Farmakiotis. (2020). "Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Systematic Review of the Literature" Diagnostics 10(10): 807.

Bergwerk, Moriah, Tal Gonen, Yaniv Lustig, Sharon Amit, Marc Lipsitch, Carmit Cohen, Michal Mandelboim, Einav Gal Levin, Carmit Rubin, Victoria Indenbaum, Ilana Tal, Malka Zavitan, Neta Zuckerman, Adina Bar-Chaim, Yitshak Kreiss, and Gili Regev-Yochay (2021, July 28). Covid-19 Breakthrough Infections in Vaccinated Health Care Workers. New England Journal of Medicine, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2109072

Cardozo T, & Veazey R. (2021). Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease. Int J Clin Pract., 75(3):e13795. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.13795. Epub 2020 Dec 4. PMID: 33113270; PMCID: PMC7645850.

Cohen, K. W., Linderman, S. L., Moodie, Z., Czartoski, J., Lai, L., Mantus, G., Norwood, C., Nyhoff, L. E., Edara, V. V., Floyd, K., De Rosa, S. C., Ahmed, H., Whaley, R., Patel, S. N., Prigmore, B., Lemos, M. P., Davis, C. W., Furth, S., O'Keefe, J. B., Gharpure, M. P., … McElrath, M. J. (2021). Longitudinal analysis shows durable and broad immune memory after SARS-CoV-2 infection with persisting antibody responses and memory B and T cells. Cell reports. Medicine, 2(7), 100354.

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Lee, W.S., Wheatley, A.K., Kent, S.J. et al. (2020). Antibody-dependent enhancement and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies. Nat Microbiol 5, 1185–1191.

Mishra, M. (2021, July 30). Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC. Reuters.

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Read: Internal CDC document on breakthrough infections (2021, July 30). Washington Post. 

Ricke, D. (2021) Two Different Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) Risks for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies. Frontiers in Immunology 12, doi 10.3389/fimmu.2021.640093

Riemersma KK. (2021). Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have similar viral loads in communities with a high prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant, medRxiv,,

Robertson, S. (2021, July 6). COVID-19 vaccination may be stemming evolution of “fitter” SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Sangli, Swathi Ahmed Virani, Nicholas Cheronis, et al. (2021). Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After the Messenger RNA–1273 Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 29 June 2021]. doi:10.7326/L21-0244

Soundararajan V, et al. (2021). COVID-19 vaccines dampen genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2: Unvaccinated patients exhibit more antigenic mutational variance. medRxiv. doi:,

Turner, J.S., Kim, W., Kalaidina, E. et al. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 infection induces long-lived bone marrow plasma cells in humans. Nature 595, 421–425.

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