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During a September 30, 2021, U.S. Senate hearing, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., went head to head with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. Paul called out Becerra for ignoring the science of natural immunity.

Becerra, who is neither a medical doctor nor a scientist — Paul pointed out that Becerra doesn’t even have a degree in science — is traveling the country calling people “flat-earthers” for believing that if they’ve already had COVID they don’t need the vaccine, Paul said.

“We find that very insulting. It goes against the science,” Paul said. And, Paul added, Becerra is doing this in spite of an Israeli study1,2,3 of 2.5 million people that found the vaccinated group was actually seven times more likely to get infected with COVID than those with natural immunity from a previous infection.

When Becerra said he wasn’t familiar with that study and “would have to get back” to Paul on it, Paul chastised Becerra for his ignorance, saying he was making decisions for 100 million Americans who already had COVID when he isn’t even keeping up with the science.

“You alone are on high and you’ve made these decisions, a lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree. This is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American,” Paul said. “You, sir, are the one ignoring the science.”

Another Israeli study4 that included 700,000 people, posted August 25, 2021, on the preprint server medRxiv, found those with prior SARS-CoV-2 infections were 27 times less likely to develop symptomatic infection for a second time, compared to those who were vaccinated.

A June 11, 2021, Public Health England report5 also showed that as a hospital patient, you are six times more likely to die of the COVID Delta variant if you are fully vaccinated, than if you are not vaccinated at all.

[gone] Vaxxer Regime Has a Real Problem Denying Natural Immunity

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Agreed:

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As hard as it would be on many who'd benefit from even a severely watered-down bill, the progressives should not cave in to the corporatist Democrats on the $3.5 reconciliation bill. The blame for not passing anything should be place squarely at the feet of those corporatists, who should not be reelected and who should be blocked by the Democratic Party at every turn from enacting anything those corporatists want from this point on. They should be reduced in committee power to as low as possible and should not be invited to, or consulted about, anything until they've publicly repented and actually voted correctly. It's called party discipline.

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So, even though we know the COVID "vaccines" wear off; they don't offer any immunity; they don't stop the spread of the disease; there are huge risks in taking them (astronomical levels of "vaccine" injuries and deaths); there could be long-term dangers associated with them; natural immunity is so far superior to them; and there are excellent, inexpensive, readily available early treatment protocols and other preventative measures; there aren't even universal religious and/or medical exemptions from the mandates.

Corporate greed is driving censorship, policy, and practices.

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Yikes!

It may still be too soon to untangle the full array of corporate and political interests driving the counterproductive policies that are chasing out large swaths of competent health workers, first responders, aviation workers and service members — while demoralizing (or sickening via COVID injection) those who comply with mandates and remain.

One thing is for sure, however: COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of blood clots and so does air travel, which could make flight personnel especially vulnerable. Members of the public who take to the skies would surely rather have an experienced unvaccinated pilot who is of the caliber of a Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in the cockpit — rather than a “second-string” vaccinated pilot who could be at higher risk of dying in mid-flight.

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"Koch-aligned groups are together spending millions of dollars on advertising, targeting moderate Democratic lawmakers, and pushing their influence in the halls of Congress to whittle down or outright kill the sweeping policy package, which would represent the largest expansion of the social safety net in the past 50 years and the biggest step toward addressing climate change in U.S. history."

Sinema's opposition to the popular reconciliation bill—a centerpiece of Biden's domestic policy agenda—is imperiling its chances of passing the narrowly divided Congress, prompting growing concerns that Democrats are on the verge of missing an opportunity to make historic investments in green energy, child care, Medicare expansion, and other priorities.

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... the inability to get Sinema, Manchin, and other right-wing Democratic holdouts on board is "a failure on the part of the Biden administration."

"You're the president of the United States, you've got all the leverage in the world," said Jarding.

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... in Taiwan, the nation's Central Epidemic Command Center ("CECC") has reported that 847 deaths have been reported as adverse events following vaccinations as of October 6, a number which has risen to 850 since according to other media outlets. That total eclipses the number of fatalities attributed to the virus itself.

Deaths Following Vaccination Reported in Taiwan Exceed Nation's COVID Death Total

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