There’s a few loose ends I want to tie up in this post.
I want to bring to your attention an additional response from the ‘pro-Covid shots’ blogger I was corresponding with, plus point out why it is you have to carefully double-check every single bit of information you are given yourself, before you believe it.
Even the stuff on this website.
To see the beginning of our email exchange, go HERE.
Here is the blogger’s response:
Something frequently missing from these conversations, which usually are brought from an American freedom culture perspective, is community responsibility.In the Gemora we learn that we have an obligation, a halachic requirement, to build a fence around our ROOF. This seems somewhat silly, if we don’t intend to use our roof as a patio or living space, why would we build a fence? Yet children or strangers might traverse our roof (this has more context in a place like Jerusalem’s old city where buildings are up against each other, or Brooklyn!) and come to injury if they fall off.Why is this our problem, we didn’t invite them there?Similarly there are a series of halachot about being required to repair walls or take care of trees that could fall into public space.
Because we bear some community responsibility for the common safety of all of us.====
In the case of this pandemic, we bear some community responsibility.It is obvious we can’t go out ill where we could infect others and one who does so knowingly could be considered a rodef. It is also clear that masking at times of high infection rates, even though it makes us uncomfortable and reduces social understanding, is an obligation (and this isn’t considering the laws in the area which may or may not require it).[Ed. note – we’ll get to this point in a minute.]But we can also be obligated to take the very very tiny negative risk of getting vaccinated to provide increased protection for the community and society. (Very very tiny does not mean some few in number people are not seriously affected or even die, it means the number is very few.)====Here’s a first hand story:My father, may he live and be well, has been a very healthy aging gentleman. He ate well, exercised a lot, and in his mid 70’s was weightlifting 200 lbs. daily. He suffered a moderate back problem and became partially paralyzed from the waist down – to the point of not being able to walk and requiring a catheter. A spinal surgeon took a look, took some MRI’s, and determined some moderate spinal surgery should offer a full recovery…Due to Corona it took several months to get the MRI, and then due to Corona, because the hospitals were devoting their full resources to caring for serious Corona cases and not taking chances on regular surgery, he was unable to schedule surgery FOR 1 YEAR. In that one year as an old man, he deteriorated. He could not exercise, he needed semi-full time care. Because he is far away and due to travel restrictions, his family could not come and could not care for him. So he suffered with minimal care and deteriorated.====
He is vaccinated, and he has not had Corona.But he was and is directly impacted by people having Corona. (The good news is he finally had his surgery 2 weeks ago and is in rehab. The bad news is given the level of deterioration, his new goal from walking miles a day and weight lifting is to be able to walk with a walker and be able to use the restroom on his own.)
There is no such thing as a vaccine or ANY medication without side effects, up to and including death.(Even Tylenol and Penicillin cause deaths every year.).We take a small personal and societal risk on vaccinating and on using medications to improve our lives, improve our health, and to reduce or eliminate the risk of serious illness. (Every wonder why there is no vaccination for warts or cold sores? Because the illness isn’t serious enough to be worth the risk.)====Our hospitals are FULL of Corona patients, our outpatient care services are at max equipment use, society is suffering degraded health care services which is also affecting many non-Corona cases.There is a very strong argument that we owe it to society to vaccinate against Corona. A (very) small number of people will be seriously injured or even die from that.But a much larger number of people will be injured and die if we do not.
I’ll leave it to other readers who probably have a much better grasp of the halacha to argue the finer points of ‘communal responsibility’ in this context.
Because what I want to focus on now is THE FACTS.
Plain and simple.
Again, I respect this blogger a lot, but when we’re literally discussing life and death situations, and when we’re pressuring people to ‘get the shots’, and when we have a large following online – we have a very big obligation to do our best to give the readers THE FACTS, and to do our homework on the information we are sharing.
BTW, that doesn’t mean we always get it right, because we are all fallible human beings. But it means we make our best effort to not spread disinformation and lies around, and to check things out to the best of our abilities.
So, I went to check the factual basis of some of these statements and assumptions, about Covid shots being no more dangerous than Tylenol and Penicillin, and here is what I found.
‘In that first post, the blogger stated this, in connection to the number of people dying and being serious injured from Covid shots, on the VAERS database:
The VAERS database is voluntary open reporting. You could submit a report.The VAERS database also says 50,000 people are dying each year in the US from… Tylenol.
Just one problem: It’s totally untrue.
This is clearly not at all in the same category as people dying from *mandated*, experimental Covid shots.
What about deaths from Penicillin, in the USA?
400 people in the USA die from anaphylactic shock after being given penicillin.
So now, let’s take a look at some comparative stats, shall we?
I did a search to see how ‘deaths from Covid 19 shots’ in 2021 stacks up vs deaths from all other vaccines.
What you’ll notice is that while there ARE some deaths associated with the other vaccines, the highest number of deaths for any other vaccine is just 19, for the year 2021 – for the Hepatitis B vaccine.
When I search ‘ALL VACCINES’ in VAERS for 2021, looking for ‘PERMANENT DISABILITY’, the only results that come back are for the COVID 19 shot.
And when I search for ‘LIFE THREATENING’ events across ‘ALL VACCINES’ on the VAERS database, again, it seems the only vaccine coming back – at least in the first 100 results – is COVID 19 shots.
OR – does it sound like a whole bunch of ‘permanent disability’ and ‘life threatening’ reports connected with the COVID 19 shots are just kind of missing, from this equation?
You can sum up the crux of his argument like this:
Our hospitals are FULL of Corona patients, our outpatient care services are at max equipment use, society is suffering degraded health care services which is also affecting many non-Corona cases.There is a very strong argument that we owe it to society to vaccinate against Corona. A (very) small number of people will be seriously injured or even die from that.But a much larger number of people will be injured and die if we do not.
1) Our hospitals (in Israel) ARE full of Corona patients.
Watch this clip of Dr Kobi Haviv saying exactly this, on Israeli TV, from the beginning of August 2021:
“95% of the severe patients are vaccinated”.
“85-90% of the hospitalizations are in Fully vaccinated people.”
“We are opening more and more COVID wards.”
“The effectiveness of the vaccine is waning/fading out”
— Ran Israeli (@RanIsraeli) August 5, 2021
So, even according to the ‘official narrative’ getting the Covid 19 shot doesn’t seem to be preventing serious Covid – and most of the seriously sick in Israel ARE FULLY VACCINATED.
There are ‘early intervention’ treatments available for Coronavirus, that work amazing well and don’t require hospitalisation.
Why aren’t these being used in Israel, at the early stages of ‘infection’ that the State knows all about, as it’s testing all its citizens all the time anyway?
Here’s another factor to consider, that only 14% of Covid patients who get a breathing tube end up surviving that process.
“The ICU mortality rate among those who required non-invasive ventilation was 23 (79%) of 29 and among those who required invasive mechanical ventilation was 19 (86%) of 22.”
There is a very strong argument that we owe it to society to vaccinate against Corona.
The government did stockpile midazolam
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the government did stockpile certain medications, including midazolam.
DHSC told Full Fact: “COVID-19 has brought about an increase in global and UK demand for a number of medicines, including midazolam to support patients in intensive care or at the end of their lives.”
Point is this:
If the bloggers you are reading are not doing their homework, and not doing at least basic due diligence on the information they are passing along as ‘FACT’ – don’t trust their conclusions.
If you persuaded even just one person to ‘vaccinate’ by using fake stats and faulty information; if you deliberately misrepresented the safety of these ‘vaccines’ to even one person, and they get injured or die as a result….
In the case of this pandemic, we bear some community responsibility.
Not least, to make sure we have our facts straight, before we start pushing people into taking untested medications that could kill or seriously injure them.
The above screenshot shows the ‘assumptions’ being used to determine who is ‘vaccinated’ and who isn’t, in Israel, when it comes to the stats for ‘seriously ill with Covid 19’.
Let’s zoom in on what it says (in the original Hebrew):
You’ll notice that ‘vaccinated’, according to the MoH in Israel are only those people who are:
“Vaccinated with a booster dose – those who have recieved 3 doses of vaccine and have gone 7 days since receiving the third dose.”
Then, you’ll notice that while there are only 3 lines on that graph for the seriously ill, as follows:
- Vaccinated with a booster shot – JADE GREEN
- Vaccinated without a booster shot – GREEN
- “Unvaccinated” – LIGHT BLUE
The descriptions of who fits into the ‘unvaccinated’ category is stated as this:
“PARTIALLY VACCINATED: Those who have recieved 3 doses of vaccine and 7 days haven’t yet passed, or those who have recieved 2 doses of vaccine and 7 days haven’t yet passed receiving the second dose, or those who have been vaccinated with one dose and 7 days haven’t yet passed since receiving the dose.
UNVACCINATED: Those who did not recieve a first dose of vaccination.”
Does this make any sense to you?
Clearly, there should be at least 5 separate categories here, for a truthful picture of the ‘seriously ill with Covid’ in Israel.
- People who have not been vaccinated with any Covid shots ever, i.e. truly UNVACCINATED.
- People who had one shot.
- People who had two shots.
- People who had three shots.
- People who have RECOVERED from Covid.
That’s not what’s happening here.
And according to this statement on the MoH’s own website, even people who have 3 shots of vaccine are still considered ‘partially vaccinated’, if a week hasn’t passed since they got that shot.
And we also know that most of the deaths and serious injuries occuring from these Covid 19 shots are happening within that first week, when CO-IN-CID-ENT-ALLY, they won’t be counted as ‘vaccinated at all’, or ‘double-vaccinated’, or even ‘vaccinated with the booster shot’.
These stats are a joke!
Where is the official breakdown of the number of serious reactions – including deaths – from these Pfizer shots in Israel?
Let me walk you through some of the sums you’ll find here, so we can try to tease out what’s really going on.
Exhibit 1: Total Cases of ‘Covid 19’ in Israel, since the start of the pandemic.
Worldometer gets its stats directly from Israel’s Ministry of Health.
263,209 people still got Covid 19 AFTER they were vaccinated.
So in total, over 885,000 people still got Covid 19 in the last 10 months – when the government was ‘force-vaxxing’ everything that moved.
So, how many people got ‘Covid 19’ in Israel, in the 10 months from February 2020 to December 2020, when there were NO vaccinations?
Now we know that the MoH doesn’t count someone as ‘vaccinated’ with the third dose until after a week has past since they got the shot.
Because if they were, then we’d all see that it’s the Covid shots themselves, that are making people ill with ‘Covid 19’ symptoms, and creating all these so-called ‘variants’.
The real discussion here has to be about deaths and serious illnesses, as a result of ‘Covid 19’, and not more meaningless drivel about ‘rate of infection’.
But when you click on, or even try to download it, the screen just comes up with a bunch of FALSEs….
Which strangely, makes this Excel spreadsheet probably the most honest one of all, put out by Israel’s Orwellian Ministry of Health.
There is a very strong argument that we owe it to society to vaccinate against Corona. A (very) small number of people will be seriously injured or even die from that.But a much larger number of people will be injured and die if we do not.
Personally, I’m not seeing anything – at all – that suggests this is true.
Anything can be rationalized in the interests of public safety, and these days it sure is.
The day will come when “medical ethicists” declare that we should murder certain people to harvest their organs. After all, if we can sacrifice one life to save many lives – particularly if the first life is not “worthwhile” – it should be done for the greater good.
The only source we can turn to for objective moral truth is the Torah. Let’s see what the Torah has to say about public safety.
Of the 613 mitzvos, there is exactly one which obligates people to take a proactive measure to reduce the likelihood of others being harmed in the course of normal life.
This is mitzvah #494 in the Rambam’s count, to make a fence for one’s roof to prevent someone from falling (Devarim 22:8). This is followed by the negative commandment not to place blood in one’s house.
Chazal derive from this a prohibition to keep a dangerous dog or a faulty ladder in one’s home. The Rambam elaborates that we should build fences around dangerous buildings and pits, and remove things that pose a clear and direct threat to human life. Contemporary examples would include having safe construction sites, maintaining roads and other infrastructure, and clearing minefields. (See Sefer Hamitzvos positive commandment #184, negative commandment #298, Kesubos 41B, Bava Basra 61A.)
Rashi cites a Midrash that provides important insight into the Torah’s position on public safety.
The Torah refers to the potential victim as “the one who will fall”. One who is destined to fall will fall regardless of whether or not the homeowner builds a fence on his roof. The Torah is commanding us to prevent the tragedy from happening in our home.
In essence, the mitzvah is not so much to protect the lives of others, for the Angel of Death will do his job regardless when the time comes, but to protect ourselves from being his assistant! Obviously we are forbidden to actively jeopardize other people’s lives, but this does not condone restricting normal human behavior inside or outside their homes.
We must take basic protective measures to ensure that a tragic accident – which will happen anyway – will not happen in our domain, and that’s it…
…The Torah does not obligate people to take extreme, self-harming measures to protect others from unintended harm.
One who takes such measures voluntarily is either a saint or a fool, but this is never imposed on people. The damage caused to society by such measures far outweighs any presumed benefits, especially in light of the fact that whoever must fall will fall regardless. The imposition of extreme protective measures on the public will always cause more harm than good, and violates the Torah’s teachings on human rights….
Those who claim that anything goes in the name of “public health” and “the greater good” are ignorant of history, and abetting evil.
All the above will have to give a reckoning for every ounce of harm they inflict on individuals and on society.
Those who voluntarily wish to take extreme precautions to avoid the slightest chance of harm may do so, but they are mostly likely exhibiting mental illness or lack of faith.