To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Question

Joseph F. Dumond

Joe Started Sightedmoon in 2005 to assist him in spreading his understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years according to Torah.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Published: Nov 27, 2020 - (5856)

News Letter 5856-040
The 4th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 25th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 12th day of the 10th month 5856 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Middle of the 70th Jubilee Since Yehovah told Moses To go Get His People
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

November 28, 2020

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,


Shabbat Zoom Meeting

There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat at 12:30 PM Eastern Time Zone, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our youtube channel.

We hope you can invite those who want to keep Torah to come and join us by hitting the link below. It is almost like a Torah teaching fellowship talk show with people from around the world taking part and sharing their insights and understandings.

 Sabbath Nov 28, 2020, will be a 1 PM Eastern.

Joseph Dumond is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Joseph Dumond’s Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3505855877

Meeting ID: 350 585 5877

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,3505855877# US (Germantown)

+13126266799,,3505855877# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 350 585 5877

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctjNqPYv0

 


 

Introductory Comments.

We are now entered into the 2nd wave of COVID 19. Cases are skyrocketing across the USA and the world. We have brethren who are now in the hospital with COVID. Brethren! We have others at home with mild cases of it.

We have read of the rising death tolls and we have a constant barrage of information on the daily news and from Facebook where many of you get your information from.

We are inundated with information about vaccinations and how they are deadly and against the laws of Nature. What is the truth? And how do you find out what that truth is?

Those who speak against this or that group are attacked and ridiculed. The cancel culture then takes over and they have the detractors job removed from them for having another opinion or they are attacked and beaten and even killed. Our society is not a democracy. Mob rule rules.

This News Letter is going to upset many people. I know that. Truth usually has that effect. But at the same time it is going to help put to ease the dire situation that many people face in their own family situations.

Many of those who are anti vaccines are pro blood transfusion if it would save a life. Many of those who are anti Pharmacy or Pharmakeia as in sorcery of the book of Revelation, do take pills for this or that, again if it will save a life or ease the pain they are suffering at that time. Hypocrisy is the norm.

With vaccines now coming in the very near future to the whole world, it is time to look at them without all the hype and biases of this or that group. What does the Bible say about this subject.

Matt18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, regard him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. 18Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.

Does this verse apply to this subject? Who is the authority that we have to bind or loosen something on earth? Again you must study to prove yourself approved.

Am I pro vaccine or anti vaccine? You can decide once you have read the newsletter. I am anti propaganda and anti false information.

This week we are going to discuss something that for sure is going to be very controversial. And almost everyone has a very strong opinion about it.

In our society today, if you differ in your views the rest of the people try to shut you down or cause you to loose your job. Freedom of speech does not exist. To have a different view than the crowd is dangerous. But to go along with the mob is also dangerous.

So what is my role in this. What is the role of Sightedmoon.com in this explosive situation that we are now going to step into.

We have sought to share the truth since we began our walk. We have resisted the majority view many times in order to present the truth and it has cost us as I explained last week.

This past spring I wrote many articles against conspiracy teachings and gossip and Lashon Harah, the speaking evil of other people or slandering other people. A number of our brethren got upset and left sightedmoon.com. Some have never come back. They continue to think they are doing Yehovah’s work by sharing such things.

We are at the very door of the return of our Messiah and the end of this age. Those you understand the Jubilee Cycles know this. I want you all to consider what Yehshua says in Luke. This is right after He told them about the woman and the unrighteous judge.

Luk 18:6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.

Luk 18:7And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him, though He has been long-suffering over them?

Luk 18:8I say to you that He will avenge them speedily. Yet when the Son of Man comes, shall He find faith on the earth?

Luk 18:9And He spoke this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others:

Luk 18:10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-collector.

Luk 18:11The Pharisee stood and prayed within himself in this way: God, I thank You that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector.

Luk 18:12I fast twice on the Sabbath, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Luk 18:13And standing afar off, the tax-collector would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but struck on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner!

Luk 18:14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

The word Faith here is

G4102

πίστις

pistis

pis’-tis

From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: – assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

G3982

πείθω

peithō

pi’-tho

A primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty): – agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) content, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

We have sought the input of brethren and we have sought the input of professionals. In all of this we wanted the truth and not opinions or views. And in all of this we believe we are seeking the truth out of love.

1Co 13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

1Co 13:2And though I have prophecies, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and do not have charity, I am nothing.

1Co 13:3And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, I am profited nothing.

1Co 13:4Charity has patience, is kind; charity is not envious, is not vain, is not puffed up;

1Co 13:5does not behave indecently, does not seek her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil.

1Co 13:6Charity does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth,

1Co 13:7quietly covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1Co 13:8Charity never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be abolished; if tongues, they shall cease; if knowledge, it will be abolished.

1Co 13:9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

1Co 13:10But when the perfect thing comes, then that which is in part will be caused to cease.

1Co 13:11When I was an infant, I spoke as an infant, I thought as an infant, I reasoned as an infant. But when I became a man, I did away with the things of an infant.

1Co 13:12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known.

1Co 13:13And now faith, hope, charity, these three remain; but the greatest of these is charity.

Faith Hope and Love.

The times we are in right now are going to put to the test our Faith and our Hope and our Love.

In the past few weeks we have had news of Pfizer, Moderna and now Oxford University are all coming out with a vaccine against COVID 19 that is 90% effective.

‘Just beautiful’: Another COVID-19 vaccine, from newcomer Moderna, succeeds in large-scale trial

By Jon Cohen Nov. 16, 2020 ,

Now, there are two. Another COVID-19 vaccine using the same previously unproven technology as the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, the U.S. and German companies that reported success on 9 November, appears to work remarkably well. And this time, the maker, U.S. biotech Moderna, is releasing a bit more data to back its claim than the other two companies.

An independent board monitoring Moderna’s 30,000-person vaccine trial met on Sunday and reported to the company and U.S. government health officials that only five people in the vaccinated group developed confirmed cases of COVID-19, whereas 90 people who received placebo shots became ill with the disease. That’s an efficacy of 94.5%, the company reported in a press release this morning. Although the clinical trial measurement may not translate into an equally high level of real-world protection, the success indicates the vaccine is Iikely more than effective enough to stop the pandemic if it can be widely distributed.

We have this newest report this November 23, 2020

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 VACCINE

The University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection.
Our vaccine work is progressing quickly. To ensure you have the latest information or to find out more about the trial, please visit the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine web hub or visit the COVID-19 trial website.

Phase 3 interim analysis including 131 Covid-19 cases indicates that the vaccine is 70.4% effective when combining data from two dosing regimens
In the two different dose regimens vaccine efficacy was 90% in one and 62% in the other
Higher efficacy regimen used a halved first dose and standard second dose
Early indication that vaccine could reduce virus transmission from an observed reduction in asymptomatic infections
There were no hospitalised or severe cases in anyone who received the vaccine
Large safety database from over 24,000 volunteers from clinical trials in the UK, Brazil and South Africa, with follow up since April
Crucially, vaccine can be easily administered in existing healthcare systems, stored at ‘fridge temperature’ (2-8 °C) and distributed using existing logistics
Large scale manufacturing ongoing in over 10 countries to support equitable global access
Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and Chief Investigator of the Oxford Vaccine Trial, said:

‘These findings show that we have an effective vaccine that will save many lives. Excitingly, we’ve found that one of our dosing regimens may be around 90% effective and if this dosing regimen is used, more people could be vaccinated with planned vaccine supply. Today’s announcement is only possible thanks to the many volunteers in our trial, and the hard working and talented team of researchers based around the world.’

Professor Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said:

‘The announcement today takes us another step closer to the time when we can use vaccines to bring an end to the devastation caused by SARS-CoV-2. We will continue to work to provide the detailed information to regulators. It has been a privilege to be part of this multi-national effort which will reap benefits for the whole world.’

Now, many people were claiming the COVID 19 virus was fake. Then they were saying it was a man made virus created in a lab in China. Then they said it was created by Bill and Melinda Gates. Then it was George Soros. And the propaganda is still going on to this very day.

Sightedmoon.com has said and our position for the past 15 years is the same. This virus is from Yehovah. Period.

No ya buts. No yes ands… Yehovah sent this virus and He alone.

Lev 26:23  And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:24  then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins.

Lev 26:25  And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Lev 26:26  When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied.

Lev 26:27  And if you will not for all of this listen to Me, but will walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:28  then I will walk contrary to you also in fury. And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:29  And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat.

Sword Plague and Famine.

Yehovah is the one who is going to send these things. Not some conspiratorial invention by men in the back room working to take over the world by the inner workings of the illuminati.

Yehovah has sent this plague around the entire world. And yet many still deny it it real. Many still deny and will not wear a mask to help curb the spread. They say masks do not work. And yet Doctors were mask when they operate on you and dentists wear masks when they work in your mouth. If they do not work then why do they wear them?

Common sense is tossed out the window in favour hyperbolic drama. This is very plain to see in the USA where the wearing of a mask is against their human rights or their constitutional rights. They are indifferent to the rights of the elderly who are the prime targets for the disease.

Instead of acting out of love for the elderly and their fellow man they demand we accept their rights to not wear a mask. They care not if the elderly get sick. During the election in the USA the mask was weaponized with the Democrats wearing a mask and not assembling. in crowds and the Republicans not wearing them and assembling in large crowds.

Ironically just a short time earlier the Democrats were protesting in every city across the USA against Trump with thousands of people gathered without masks and no social distancing. It is hypocritical of them now to jump on the other side for political reasons.

Now the USA has the highest daily rates of COVID 19 each day from around the world and the numbers are climbing.

Coronavirus Cases:
12,598,974

Deaths:
262,757

Over 183 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States on November 23, 2020.

As you can see the daily death totals seems consistent after the initial outbreak. But with more and more people getting sick, more space in the hospital beds is being taken up. And the stress levels of the medical teams is being worn out. The ICU beds are being filled and once they are fill then overflow beds are created and emergency operations are turned away.

I understand that many people write these numbers off and these charts off as the yearly flu and that this is nothing more than that.

Again what I said about the 4th curse of Leviticus. Sword Plague and famine.

We are coming up to a cliff. We are not going back to normal.

Sword Plague Famine.

These are the things we have been warning you were coming starting in 2020. As you look back over this year with 2020 vision you see wildfires in Australia and the USA west coast. Smoke so thick it turns the day to night. Record long fire seasons. Record number of hurricanes. Apocalyptic sized locust across Middle East Pakistan India China Iran and Pakistan. A world wide pandemic and now the second wave has begun. The UN is still warning of 270 million being in famine by years end.

And now we see line ups by thousands in the USA the greatest nation on earth begging for food.

Lev 26:23 And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me,
Lev 26:24 then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:25 And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Lev 26:26 When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied.
Lev 26:27 And if you will not for all of this listen to Me, but will walk contrary to Me,
Lev 26:28 then I will walk contrary to you also in fury. And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat.

Again I want urge you to get our book The 2300 Days Of Hell and learn why these things are happening and what it means.

It is not getting better. Your family is in danger. Get the book and learn why all of this is happening.

We also had the following from the PBS News Hour on Tuesday.


 

Doing Good

We are told that we can break the Sabbath in order to help save an animal in distress.

Luk 14:5  And He answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?

We also have the parable of the good samaritan.

Luk 10:25  And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luk 10:26  He said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?

Luk 10:27  And answering, he said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

Luk 10:28  And He said to him, You have answered right; do this and you shall live.

Luk 10:29  But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Luk 10:30  And answering, Jesus said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothing and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

Luk 10:31  And by coincidence a certain priest came down that way and seeing him, he passed by on the opposite side.

Luk 10:32  And in the same way a Levite, also being at the place, coming and seeing him, he passed on the opposite side.

Luk 10:33  But a certain traveling Samaritan came upon him, and seeing him, he was filled with pity.

Luk 10:34  And coming near, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Luk 10:35  And going on the next day, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him. And whatever more you spend, when I come again I will repay you.

Luk 10:36  Then which of these three, do you think, was neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?

Luk 10:37  And he said, The one doing the deed of mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.

I would like you to read the rest of the articles I have here and consider the two parables I have shared above. Is it wrong to do good to hep others?

Please read the next article and click on the link to look at just how young the people are that are documenting their stories after they have COVID 19.

 


We have all had the flu and many of you think this COVID is no different. It is not the same as the Flu. Please click on the link and look how young the people are in this next article.

I would also like you to watch this Nov 22, 2020 interview on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-long-haulers-60-minutes-2020-11-22/

Long Haulers

‘It hurts to be alive’: Stories from COVID-19 long-haulers
For thousands of people who have had COVID-19, the disease never left.

Diana Duong October 21, 2020

Gastrointestinal pain, mini strokes, short-term memory loss, months of “brain fog,” and chronic fatigue. Just some of the signs of COVID-19 that don’t make the official list of symptoms.

It’s hard for anyone to understand what living with any disease is like, much less living with one that’s just barely 10 months old and still so misunderstood.

For thousands of people who have had COVID-19, the disease never left.

Known as “long-haulers,” they are the unfortunate ones, struggling with lingering symptoms and debilitating relapses several months after the initial symptoms of the potentially deadly virus, for which there is no cure.

But while the physical damage that’s been done to their bodies has had devastating effects on quality of life and emotional health, many of these long-haulers say what’s worse is not being believed.

The Body Politic Covid-19 support group believes in patients. What started as a small Instagram group chat has evolved into a massive Slack channel with more than 7,000 active members worldwide who have struggled with COVID-19. There are channels for patients from every country, those who have had symptoms for more than 30 days, more than 90 days, caretakers of sick friends or family, and for every single symptom or organ system affected. Members discuss and support each other through all aspects of COVID-19, from mental health struggles to navigating through financial and employment concerns.

Healthing spoke with three women who are members of Body Politic and currently living with the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Lauren Nichols began feeling ill on March 10.

It wasn’t just a sore throat. But rather, a pain deep in her lungs that made every word she spoke, and every breath inhaled, burn. Within 24 hours, she was overwhelmed with debilitating fatigue, diarrhea, and painful lower gastrointestinal pain that left blood in her stool for five days.

But in March, these abstract symptoms didn’t match the CDC’s description of COVID — which, back then, was still largely seen as a respiratory disease. Nichols was denied a COVID-19 test and told she had bad acid reflux.

By March 17, she developed such severe shortness of breath to the point where walking just a few steps around her one-bedroom Boston apartment left her completely winded and gasping for air. She had a fever, dry cough, nonstop migraines, loss of taste and smell, and purple lesions on her feet, now known as COVID toes. After a test, the worst was confirmed: she had the novel coronavirus.

“It felt like someone was really tearing my lungs apart from the inside,” she says. “I could feel each body system that I had gradually get more and more decimated by this thing.”

“I’m lucky enough to have that positive test on file because a lot of people have COVID but don’t have that positive test. It really makes a difference when you get the test done.”

I can’t function in the morning at all. It’s not like a cute where’s-my-coffee morning. I really can’t function and it hurts to be alive every morning.
But a positive result for the virus was only the beginning of Nichols’ health struggles. By mid-April, the previously healthy 120 pound 32-year-old with no pre-existing conditions developed walking pneumonia, experienced continued gastrointestinal symptoms, and developed hand tremors in her left hand and numbness in her left foot that lasted two months. After four straight months of nausea, vertigo, and constant diarrhea, she’d lost 12 pounds.

For the majority of long-haulers, COVID-19 post-exertional malaise can make one bedridden even after a simple task like walking to the kitchen. Nichols, who used to walk six miles a day pre-COVID, would now get dizzy easily and forget how to do the simplest of things.

“I’d literally forget what to do with a door and not know how to close the shower door. I’d have to write everything down or I’d forget it,” she says.

These days, the mornings are the hardest. Nichols’s employer has allowed her to change her schedule so she starts work at 11 a.m.

“I can’t function in the morning at all,” she says. “It’s not like a cute where’s-my-coffee morning. I really can’t function and it hurts to be alive every morning.”

The disbelievers

Nichols says she’s met a lot of people, both online and in real-life, who don’t believe long-haul COVID survivors. And although she wakes up most mornings completely exhausted, this is what has motivated her to advocate for long haulers.

“A lot of people don’t relate because they haven’t lived it. Sometimes, people aren’t getting the proper medical support, so you’re really left to kind of fend for yourself — and that’s a very difficult place to be in when you are battling such difficult physical issues,” she says. “You cannot pretend it’s psychological when there are very real physical symptoms going on. It’s incredibly inhumane to tell that person your erratic heartbeat, your COVID toes, your diarrhea or severe nausea is because of anxiety.”

Heather-Elizabeth Brown had been taking all the precautions she could to avoid COVID-19. She started wearing a mask early in the pandemic, stayed physically distanced from others, and constantly washed her hands and used hand sanitizer. To this day, she’s not sure where she contracted the disease that would put her on a ventilator for 31 days.

As chaplain of the Detroit Police Department, Brown was able to get tested for the virus as a first responder. Her first two tests came back negative even though she was already coughing. On her first visit to hospital, she was told to go home, self-quarantine, and get a pulse oximeter to check her oxygen levels. As she got sicker, she returned to the hospital, where she was turned away again.

On her third visit to the hospital on April 15, with a high temperature, low oxygen levels and a chest X-ray that showed pneumonia, she was finally tested. The positive result was both reaffirming and frightening.

“It was a feeling of bittersweet and almost relief that I was right in listening to my body. I knew that something was wrong,” she says. “But also a sense of dread because I knew that I had COVID and I was pretty sick.”

Within 48 hours, Brown’s condition deteriorated rapidly. The previously healthy 35-year-old was sedated, put into a coma, then on a ventilator in the early hours of April 18.

I finally asked, ‘when was I?’ — as in ‘where was I’ but when is it. He told me, ‘it’s the middle of May.’ And I remembered the last time I went to sleep was middle of April.
“I have only been able to piece together that 12 to 24 hour range from looking back over text messages from a couple people I was talking to leading right up to when I went on to the ventilator,” she says. “But I don’t remember anything about that whole day.”

Waking up from being on a ventilator was nothing short of surreal.

“I had some really vivid dreams and nightmares when I was on the ventilator, and when I first woke up, it was really difficult to know what was reality,” she says. “It took me a couple days to like get my bearings and grasp what had happened.”

She describes not being able to speak.

“It wasn’t until a day or two later, when one of the nurses in the intensive care unit was talking to me and I realized I couldn’t talk back,” she says. “I could make movements and mouth words, but nothing was coming out. I finally asked, ‘When was I?’ meaning, ‘Where was I?’ and ‘When is it?’ He told me, ‘It’s the middle of May.’ Then I remembered the last time I went to sleep was in the middle of April.”

A week later, Brown was able to check her phone where she found text messages and emails from friends, family, and her church family. When she looked at the date of the messages, it sank in how long she had been unconscious: 31 days.

The time spent on a ventilator was not without consequences. She had developed a blood clot which has resulted in a persistent numbing sensation and weakness in her left arm and leg. Her left arm also doesn’t have full range of motion — the result of what doctors suspect was a mini stroke had while on the ventilator.

For now, Brown is getting stronger every day, but it’s not easy.

“I have my moments of being frustrated or dejected. But I have a very strong faith, I trust God, I believe in him,” she says. “And I have confidence in myself and my resilience. Keeping a positive focus on the main thing, which is getting better and doing whatever I can to recover.”

Before COVID-19, Brown was constantly on the go and active in her community as a minister. But since her illness, she has had to slow things down. Walking up and down stairs now leaves her winded and even going to a doctor’s appointment uses up all her energy for the day. And while she says that those around her have tried to rally around her, the fact that no one shares her experience has contributed to a sense of isolation.

“As supportive as everyone has been, nobody has been in my shoes to fully understand how I feel or why I’m so frustrated when it takes me 10 minutes to get up the stairs or why I can’t do this or that,” she says. “It’s a challenge, but I appreciate people are at least trying. I do wish I could impress the importance of staying healthy and safe for themselves and others because the ramifications can be really serious.”

Like many Americans at the end of March, Lauren Trozzo wasn’t able to get a COVID-19 test immediately — even while she was feeling sick.

Her husband had been in Argentina settling his late grandmother’s affairs when he flew back to their home in New York in mid-March. There, he quarantined in a hotel for 12 days, feeling only a scratchy throat. A week later, however, Lauren and her three kids began to feel sick. Her children had much milder symptoms, but Lauren was coughing and congested, experiencing a faster heart rate, shortness of breath, and a low-grade fever — symptoms that didn’t meet strict testing policies at the time.

The first telltale sign that Trozzo had the virus was when she made bacon and eggs for breakfast a week and a half later and found she couldn’t taste anything — a reported symptom of COVID-19.

“That was the weirdest thing ever,” she says. “It was like eating a piece of cardboard, it was just bizarre.”

When Trozzo went to the hospital, the doctor gave her an antibiotic and recommended a COVID test. The technician struggled with a stiff wooden swab and said the swab wasn’t going “where it needed to go.” Wooden shafts are not recommended for PCR tests. Another technician later told Trozzo she might have been using a throat swab. The test was negative.

People say, ‘but you didn’t test positive,’ but I didn’t have to test positive.
On April 22, Trozzo started feeling dizziness and numbness. It disappeared overnight, so she drove herself to the hospital the next day. Halfway through the 20-minute drive, her lips, hands, and entire face started to tingle and she started losing muscle control in her hands. She drove with her wrists, her vision became blurry, and, as she talked to her dad on the phone, she was suddenly unable to articulate her words.

At the hospital, she was given a wheelchair just as she lost all muscle function in her legs. She was sent to triage and saw multiple nurses and referred for an EKG and a chest X-ray. She was released and referred to a neurologist. It was revealed she had blood clotting, which could have led to the mini stroke-like symptoms she experienced. Later, one doctor told Trozzo she likely just had anxiety while driving.

While the other symptoms have since mostly subsided, Trozzo continues to experience shortness of breath and is now getting random body pain. She has seen a neurologist, a rheumatologist who told her she doesn’t have an autoimmune disease, and a hematologist for blood clotting. She has also had another COVID-19 test — this time with the correct swab. Once again, the result was negative.

The previously healthy 36-year-old had no history of strokes or any other disease or illness. She regularly exercised — running two miles every day — maintained a healthy diet and weight, and didn’t smoke, drink, or do drugs. Now, she spends her time biking with her family, trying to build lung capacity just so she can walk without feeling out of breath.

It’s definitely been a long haul for Trozzo, especially as she continues to fight Blue Cross, her insurance company, over hospital bills that have racked up to $11,000. Blue Cross states that any treatment for COVID is covered, but because of Trozzo’s negative test in April, which may have been administered incorrectly, the insurance companies won’t cover anything. Her pulmonologist — who had told her on June 23 that she had COVID-19 with pneumonia — is currently her “only saviour” throughout this grievance process.

“People say, ‘but you didn’t test positive,’ but I didn’t have to test positive,” she says.”

The story of long-haulers is just one of many during this pandemic. But after more than seven months of advocating for themselves, it’s only now that long-haulers are becoming part of the dialogue on COVID-19.

“It’s really heartbreaking because patients really don’t have the energy to advocate for themselves,” says Nichols. “But we have to advocate because no one else is helping us.”


 

Brethren this disease is real. It is not some made up figment of our imagination. It is not a conspiracy fake news event. It is very real and very dangerous. What are we to do as believers? With the potential for a cure by a vaccine it is now time for all of us to seriously consider what we must do. Whether to get the vaccine or not to get it, each of us must base our decision as though we are a King over our nation and decide what is best for all concerned. The time for hiding behind a computer screen and playing FB games is over. What do you do and have you examined the truth and all the facts? Do not go off with only one side and half truths. Satan wants all of us dead.

If you are getting your facts from FB then you do not have any facts. You have hearsay. I am going to present to you I hope facts from reliable sources. I am not going to tell you what to do. Nor am I going to give you the same old FB conspiratorial propaganda. What are the facts? Are children really being killed to make vaccines. Are Monkeys? What does the Torah say? May Yehovah guide you in all you decide to do based on the truth.

Jewish position on vaccines

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2870103/jewish/What-Does-Jewish-Law-Say-About-Vaccination.htm

What Does Jewish Law Say About Vaccination?

Question:
Recently there’s been is a lot of debate and discussion on the issue of vaccinations. As a parent, I’m curious what Jewish law has to say on the topic.

Informed Citizen
Answer:
Dear Informed Citizen,

Thank you for your question! Or perhaps I should say questions, because the topic of vaccinations has many sub-topics and issues that need to be addressed. What makes your question even more complex is the fact that the term vaccination is very broad—there are some vaccinations that are for life-threatening diseases, and others for non-life-threatening ailments. Also, different segments of the population might have different risks based on their age and location, and so on.

However, before we address the question of vaccination specifically, we first need to understand the Torah’s take on the importance of guarding your health in general.

The Halachic Mandate to Take Precautions

Guarding your own health doesn’t only make sense, it’s actually a mitzvah. That means that even if you don’t want to do it, for whatever reason, you are still obligated to do so. The Torah is teaching us that our body is a gift from G‑d, and we are therefore not the owners of it and we can’t cause it any damage.1

It is not enough to deal with health issues as they arise; we must take precautions to avoid danger. The final chapter of the Code of Jewish Law emphasizes that “just as there is a positive commandment to build a guardrail around the perimeter of a rooftop lest someone fall, so too are we obligated to guard ourselves from anything that would endanger our lives, as the verse states,2 ‘Only guard yourself and greatly guard your soul . . .’”3

As an example of this ruling, Rabbi Moshe Isserles (known as the Rema), one of Judaism’s outstanding halachic decisors, writes that when a plague breaks out in a city, the inhabitants of that city should not wait for the plague to spread. Rather, they (with some exceptions4) are obligated to try and flee the city at the onset of the outbreak.5

When there is an epidemic, not only is it your obligation to flee, but as a parent you have the obligation to secure the safety of your children. Rabbi Yeshayah ha-Levi Horowitz, known as the Shelah, writes that any parent who doesn’t move his children out of a city plagued by an epidemic is held responsible for their fate.6

We have established that one must do whatever is in their power to save oneself, one’s children, and others as well from possible life-threatening dangers. and it would seem that there is no difference between vaccinating and having to flee a city when there is an epidemic.

However, the question of general vaccinations when there is no current epidemic seems to be a bit more complex.

Vaccinations

The directives found in the Code of Jewish Law for avoiding danger don’t really carry any risks of their own (e.g., fleeing the city, not eating meat and fish together, or not putting coins into your mouth). Vaccinations, however, may have certain risks, however minuscule they may be. Thus presenting us with the question of whether one may take a small risk now in order to perhaps avoid a bigger risk later.

In grappling with this issue, one of the leading authorities at the time of the discovery of the smallpox vaccine during the 19th century, Rabbi Yisroel Lipschutz (famed for his commentary on the Mishnah entitled Tiferet Yisrael), ruled that despite the risk of death from the smallpox vaccine (at that time 1/1000), one should still get vaccinated.7

When the polio vaccine was being implemented in Israel, there were those who turned to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, for his opinion. The following is a sampling of his replies.

In the winter of 1957 the Rebbe wrote a reply, pointing out that he was hurrying to do so because of the prime importance of the issue at hand:

. . Regarding your question about inoculations against disease:

I am surprised by your question, since so many individuals from the Land of Israel have asked me about this and I have answered them in the affirmative, since the overwhelming majority of individuals do so here [in the United States] successfully.

Understandably, if there are inoculations that are produced by multiple pharmaceutical companies, you should use the ones whose product has been safely tried and proven.8

In the spring of 1956 the Rebbe wrote:

. . In reply to your letter in which you ask my opinion about the injections that are commonly given to young children:

It is with regard to matters such as these that the axiom “Do not set yourself apart from the community” applies. You should act according to that which is done by [the parents of] the majority of children who are in your children’s classes . . .9

Even as the polio vaccine effectively eliminated the dreaded disease, there were instances where faulty shots actually brought about illness. In a letter from the winter of 1957, the Rebbe addressed this issue:

. . The event that occurred in the United States was at the beginning of the use of these vaccines, before the [exact] medical compound was definitively established. This is not the case at present, after months of experience with the vaccine.

Therefore, once a vaccine’s reliability is firmly established, there is no worry. To the contrary . . .10

In a similar vein, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, one of the preeminent rabbis of the past century, rules that if one has reasonable concern of the dangers of not being vaccinated, and the only chance to be immunized is on Shabbat (or the person would have to wait 4 or 5 years for the next chance to be immunized), then immunization would be permitted on Shabbat.11

Mandating Vaccinations

Assuming that vaccinating when there is a high risk of catching a disease is similar to fleeing from an epidemic, then it’s mandatory for you to do it, and others can be compelled to do so as well. The question that still needs to be addressed is whether, from a purely halachic perspective, we can mandate it even when there is no current epidemic.

Some hold that since vaccinations have become the accepted and standard practice, it is incumbent upon all parents to provide them for their children. Thus, it would be right to mandate vaccination.12 Others, however, are of the opinion that while we can at times force someone to receive medical treatment, we cannot, from a purely halachic perspective, compel a healthy person or a parent to vaccinate, even if his or her refusal is based on an “irrational fear.”13

Obviously, as in all cases, especially in regard to the health of children, one should consult one’s personal physician, a licensed medical doctor. If your personal physician advises you not to vaccinate due to specific concerns, then you should not vaccinate.

Food for Thought

Having discussed the Torah’s approach to vaccines in a general, it should be noted that not all vaccines are necessarily equal, and some pose unique questions of their own. For example, chickenpox (varicella), while inconvenient, is relatively benign and very rarely fatal in children. On the other hand, while adults are less susceptible to varicella infection, they are more likely to die of chickenpox. Perhaps, some argue, it would be better for the child to actually get chickenpox than be vaccinated?14

Another potential question rises with the polio vaccine. Strains of polio have been found in parts of Israel which can affect unvaccinated people. To remedy this, there is a campaign to introduce a weakened live strain of the virus into children who have already been inoculated but can still transmit the virus to others. Having received the live virus, the child will not get sick, but will fight the virus and not be a carrier, thus helping to eradicate the virus completely. However, at the same time, this child cannot come into close contact with immune-deficient people, who will contract the disease even from a weakened live virus. The question then is: do we compromise the health of some immuno-deficient people with whom one may come in contact, for the greater good?

In summary, as with many other issues in Jewish law, open and educated debate based on Torah principles and the opinions of our sages is vital to reaching a consensus. As the Rebbe writes, it is with regards to matters such as these that the axiom “Do not set yourself apart from the community” applies.

Vaccination as a Life Lesson

Let’s conclude with the following incident related by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

A Jew visited me recently, and we discussed education. He told me that statistics have shown that a bad education harms only 5 percent of children.

I asked him if he vaccinated his children for measles, polio, etc. He replied: “Of course! We are parents!”

“Do you know what percentage of children who do not receive the vaccine actually contract the disease?” I asked. He happened to know the statistic—less than 3 or 4 percent. In other words, even for a possibility of 4 percent, and especially in these countries where these diseases are even more rare, it is still worthwhile to vaccinate, with all of the pain, etc., that it causes. Why?

“Who cares about those minor inconveniences, as compared to what possibly could happen without vaccinating?” he responded.

I said to him: “If for a doubt of 4 percent it is worth causing the child pain, enduring the child’s screaming and all the other effects of the vaccination, just to avoid the disease—even though for the most part there is not even a possibility of any life danger, but rather just severe discomfort for some time—how much more so is it worthwhile to ensure the health of the child’s soul, where the doubt is 5 percent, and where the vaccine does not cause any pain. All that is required is to sign the child up for studies in a Torah-true educational facility! This action will affect his entire life!”

 


 

Why Jews will not get vaccinated until school age.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/11/9/18068036/measles-new-york-orthodox-jewish-community-vaccines

New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. Vaccine deniers are to blame.

Rockland County and New York City have declared emergencies because of the outbreaks.

By Julia Belluz@juliaoftoronto  Updated Apr 10, 2019, 1:22pm EDTGraphics: Javier Zarracina

Anti-vaccine advocates have swayed parents in New York to refuse immunizations for their kids, sparking two of the largest measles outbreaks in the state’s recent history, according to local health officials.

As of April 10, at least 285 people in New York City — mainly in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods — had fallen ill. In nearby Rockland County, 168 people have caught the virus. The outbreaks have prompted health officials in both areas to declare states of emergency. In the city, officials ordered mandatory immunizations among unvaccinated people on Tuesday, threatening those who opt out with fines. Nearby Rockland took the unusual step of barring anyone under the age of 18 who hadn’t been vaccinated for measles from public places for 30 days in March. That order that was put on hold by a judge ten days later.

What’s notable here is that the affected communities are closely linked: Cases are occurring mostly among unvaccinated or under-vaccinated Orthodox Jews, particularly children. When asked why people are opting out of vaccines, the New York city health department said anti-vaccine propagandists are distributing misinformation in the community.

The fearmongerers include a group called PEACH — or Parents Educating and Advocating for Children’s Health — which appears to be targeting the Jewish community with misinformation about vaccine safety, citing rabbis as authorities, through a hotline and magazines. Brooklyn Orthodox Rabbi William Handler has also been proclaiming the well-debunked link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Parents who “placate the gods of vaccination” are engaging in “child sacrifice,” he told Vox.

Last fall, when the outbreak started, I talked to Orthodox Jews in New York about the outbreak and their vaccine concerns. And I learned that a minority distrust vaccines — for reasons that have nothing to do with religious doctrine.

Yet the fact that some Orthodox Jews live outside the mainstream, avoid technology, and hold rabbinic opinion in high esteem may leave them particularly vulnerable to anti-vaxxers.

”Being a religious Jew, you also get used to having a minority viewpoint,” said Alexander Rapaport, the CEO of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network in Brooklyn, and a public face of the Hasidic community. “So if something is not mainstream, it doesn’t take you away from believing it.”

He also explained that some Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn go to school together, worship together, and live and travel together. This means a few unvaccinated people living in close proximity can be dangerous. But it also means making inroads with public health messages requires extra effort. “We see government invest in public health awareness a lot,” Rapaport said. “But it never trickles down to Yiddish speakers or people who don’t own TV sets.”

The story in New York is familiar: Other tight-knit communities — like the Somali-Americancommunity in Minnesota, the Amish in Ohio, and, more recently, Russian-language immigrants in Washington — have recently fallen victim to measles outbreaks as a result of vaccine refusal. This New York outbreak is a reminder of how vulnerable more insular groups can be to anti-vaxxers, and the unique challenges for public health advocates in countering their messages in these communities.

Measles was eliminated in the US in 2000 — but outbreaks linked to vaccine refusal have been popping up in insular communities

There’s one fact that makes the measles virus really scary: It’s one of the most infectious diseases known to man. A person with measles can cough in a room, leave, and — if you are unvaccinated — hours later, you could catch the virus from the droplets in the air that they left behind. No other virus can do that.

So if you’re not vaccinated, it’s extremely easy to catch measles. In an unimmunized population, one person with measles can infect 12 to 18 others. That’s way higher than other viruses like Ebola, HIV, or Sars.

By 2000, because of widespread vaccination, the virus was declared eliminated in the United States: Enough people were immunized that outbreaks were uncommon, and deaths from measles were scarcely heard of.

But in order for any vaccine to be effective, you need to have a certain percentage of people in a population immunized. That’s what’s known as “herd immunity,” and it means diseases can’t spread through populations very easily. With the MMR vaccine, 95 percent of people need to get the shot. So just a few people refusing vaccines can be dangerous.

Since 2000, we’ve seen outbreaks every year in populations with lower levels of vaccine uptake, totaling between 37 and 667 cases. The virus typically spreads when unvaccinated travelers visit places where measles is circulating widely and bring it back to other unvaccinated or under-vaccinated people in a close-knit community where some parents have been opting out of vaccines for their kids.

That’s what happened in two of the largest recent measles outbreaks in the US since the disease was eliminated. In 2014, measles spread among unvaccinated Amish people in Ohio after a missionary brought the virus back from the Philippines. And in 2017, a traveler sparked an outbreak in an unvaccinated Somali-American community in Minnesota.

In New York, the current outbreaks also originated with travelers who had recently visited Israel, where a massive measles epidemic is currently underway. The travelers returned to the US and spread it among unvaccinated or under-vaccinated New Yorkers.

But this is not an isolated incident. The Orthodox Jewish community has already faced numerous outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in recent years, including whooping cough and mumps. As recently as 2013, another measles outbreak involving 58 cases became the largest in the city since 1992, nearly a decade before measles was eliminated, and cost the city $400,000 to contain.

The reason parents aren’t vaccinating in New York

Most of the people I spoke to for this story had no concerns about vaccine safety and happily vaccinate their families. The majority view is also that there’s no religious reason to avoid vaccines.

“From a religious point of view, people have to vaccinate,” Rabbi David Niederman, executive director and president of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, told me. Instead, people have a duty to protect their families and the most vulnerable in their communities. “Anything that causes harm — you have to do whatever you can to [avoid] that.”

Yet Rabbinic authority, and the argument about avoiding harm, is being used by anti-vaccine campaigners as a vehicle to spread misinformation.

Consider the story of Rachel,* an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn. When her eldest child was 18 months old, she brought her baby to the doctor for the MMR vaccine. Soon after, the girl came down with a fever that climbed up to 106 and eventually had to be hospitalized.

“The doctor said there was no correlation with the vaccine,” the mother of seven, ranging in age 11 months to 15 years, recalls. But Rachel was skeptical. After that, she noticed her daughter was getting sick all the time. “Ear infections, viruses. I lived at the doctor’s office.” She thought vaccines might be the culprit.

So she read up on the shots in PEACH’s pamphlets, watched the anti-vaccine documentary Vaxxed, and talked to her neighbors in her Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish community.

“The rabbis that don’t think vaccines are the right way to go keep a low profile,” she said, “but I could name you a bunch of them.”

She read and heard about things that concerned her. The ingredients in vaccines didn’t seem safe or healthy, and she heard rumors of neighbors whose kids got autism right after their shots. (For the record, data on thousands of people over the past half-century have found vaccines are overwhelmingly safe and effective.)

So over the years, Rachel has vaccinated her kids “less and less.” Her two youngest aren’t immunized at all.

Nowadays, between bringing her children to school and changing diapers, the stay-at-home mom hosts a library in her home, where parents can borrow books about vaccines and discuss what they read. The library includes both pro- and anti-vaccine books. “People can read and decide for themselves.”

Her library is advertised in anti-vaccine materials that are being spread in Rachel’s community, and she’s now part of the minority who resists vaccines — one that’s helped spark two of the largest measles outbreaks in recent US history.

“It has been very difficult to dissuade parents”

Some of Rachel’s concerns are reflected in the Vaccine Safety Handbook, purportedly produced out of Brooklyn by the PEACH group. (The group declined to be interviewed for this story.) The book carries the slogan, “You can always vaccinate later. You can never unvaccinate,” pages of misinformation about vaccines, including the well-debunked link with autism, as well as advice from rabbis about the “Biblical commandment” to avoid putting one’s life or health in danger — including the danger of vaccines.

Another source of vaccine misinformation is Rabbi William Handler, who also holds the view that vaccines cause autism — and shares it with parents. “I explain to parents that public health authorities like [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] are not interested in individual children,” he said. The best way to avoid potential harm is to avoid getting immunized, he advises. “[Parents] don’t want to play Russian roulette with their children. It’s like child sacrifice.”

Though large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries have failed to establish a link between the MMR vaccine and the mental developmental disorder, it’s the autism views that the New York City health department hears a lot of.

“Unfortunately the concern about whether there’s any linkage has really lingered and [because of] misinformation, and it has been very difficult to dissuade parents,” Jane Zucker, New York City’s assistant commissioner of the bureau of immunization, told Vox. “We hear they want to wait until the child is older so they know the child doesn’t have autism, then get the child vaccinated.”

The challenge of countering anti-vaccine rhetoric in isolated communities

New York State does not allow parents to refuse vaccines for philosophical reasons, though parents can get exemptions for health and religious reasons. Once children reach school, they have to present evidence that their kids have been vaccinated, unless they have been granted an exemption.

Zucker says vaccine levels in Jewish schools in New York City look average, although religious schools have more religious exemptions than non-religious schools. And before kids get to school, there’s a problem in Williamsburg: It has one of the lowest rates of vaccine coverage among young children, ages 19 to 35 months, in the city.

So it was no surprise to Zucker that the children currently affected by measles in this outbreak were all too young to be in school. According to the city health department, the Williamsburg and Borough Park measles cases involved only small children, ages ranging from seven months to 4 years old. (Rockland declined to provide details about the affected, citing privacy concerns.)

That means there’s a cohort of kids for which state vaccine laws aren’t applicable, and who are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.

“Once the kids get into school we know we have good vaccine uptake,” said Zucker. “It’s the delay, though, and that’s what’s linked to this outbreak.”

Reaching vaccine-hesitant parents isn’t easy, however. The public health department has sent notifications to schools and hospitals with large Orthodox Jewish populations, done outreach, and placed ads and distributed posters in Orthodox papers in both Yiddish and English.

Public health officials need to intervene before outbreaks start

But they need to try harder, community leaders said, and intervene before outbreaks start.

“We have a language barrier, a culture barrier,” said Rabbi Avi Greenstein, executive director of the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, in one of the affected areas, “and it only makes sense the health department should reach out to [our community].”

After outbreaks, posters about the importance of vaccines from the public health department will show up in community centers and neighborhood bodegas, said Alexander Rapaport, the Masbia Soup Kitchen CEO. But, “The posters from the city are reactionary,” he added, and not enough is being done to educate people ahead of outbreaks.

In a recent Facebook post, Rapaport also shared his view that the city vaccine mandate might backfire. “Instead of spending some real numbers on marketing and awareness they are trying coercion tactics. It will not work,” he wrote. “Spend some real money on a pro-vaccination message.”

Prior to the mandate, the outbreak led to a surge in MMR vaccine uptake among children in the city, according to data from New York City’s health department last fall.

So maybe the health emergency will be an opportunity to change people’s views. “It’s becoming increasingly clear if people take the position [not to vaccinate], they are an irresponsible person, an irresponsible parent,” Greenstein reiterated. “This is the challenge for the community.”

* We did not use Rachel’s real name because she was concerned about privacy and backlash about her views.

 


 

Autism debunked

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/27/17057990/andrew-wakefield-vaccines-autism-study

Research fraud catalyzed the anti-vaccination movement. Let’s not repeat history.

How Andrew Wakefield’s shoddy science fueled autism-vaccine fears that major studies keep debunking.

By Julia Belluz@juliaoftoronto  Updated Mar 5, 2019, 12:06pm EST

Two decades ago, an esteemed medical journal published a small study that has become one of the most notorious and damaging pieces of research in medicine.

The study, led by the now discredited physician-researcher Andrew Wakefield, involved 12 children and suggested there’s a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine — which is administered to millions of children around the world each year — and autism.

The study was subsequently thoroughly debunked. The Lancet retracted the paper and Wakefield was stripped of his medical license. Autism researchers have shown decisively again and again that the developmental disorder is not caused by vaccines.

Still, public health experts say the false data and erroneous conclusions in that paper, while rejected in the scientific world, helped fuel a dangerous movement of vaccine skepticism and refusal around the world.

Since its publication, measles outbreaks have erupted in Europe, Australia, and the US in communities where people refuse or fear vaccines. Vaccine refusal has become such a problem that some countries in Europe are now cracking down, making vaccines mandatory for children and fining parents who reject them. In 2019, the World Health Organization called vaccine hesitancy one of the top threats to global health.

But there’s more to the story. While the WHO’s 2015 target to eliminate measles has not yet been met, and a recent spike in measles cases is concerning, progress against the disease has continued globally. The publication of yet another major study debunking the vaccine-autism link, on March 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, seems like a good moment to look back at what fueled the vaccine concerns, and consider how we can prevent other ideas harmful to public health from taking hold.

The MMR vaccine-autism study was dubious science

The first thing to know about Wakefield’s paper is that it was very dubious science. It did not deserve to be published in a top-tier medical journal — let alone receive all the attention it has subsequently gotten.

Wakefield drew the association between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism based on a study involving only 12 children.

The paper was also a case report. Case reports are detailed stories about particular patients’ medical histories, and — because they are basically just stories — they are considered among the weakest kinds of medical studies. To be sure, these reports can be useful, but they are certainly not the evidence on which you want to make bold claims about something like the vaccine-autism link.

Many children have autism and nearly all take the MMR vaccine. Finding in this case that among a group of a dozen children most of them happen to have both is not at all surprising. And it in no way proves the MMR vaccine causes autism. (Wakefield also proposed a link between the vaccine and a new inflammatory bowel syndrome, which has since been called ”autistic enterocolitis” and has also discredited.)

What’s more, when British investigative journalist Brian Deer followed up with the families of each of the 12 kids in the study, he found, “No case was free of misreporting or alteration.” In other words, Wakefield, the lead author of the original report, manipulated his data. (See the pop-up chart in this report for details.)

Wakefield also had major financial conflicts of interest. Among them, while he was discrediting the combination MMR vaccine and suggesting parents should give their children single shots over a longer period of time, he was conveniently filing patents for single-disease vaccines. Even more absurdly, the General Medical Council (the UK’s medical regulator) found that he had paid children at his son’s 10th birthday party to donate their blood for his research. (In deciding to take away his UK medical license, the GMC said Wakefield acted with “callous disregard for the distress and pain the children might suffer.”)

Finally, Wakefield never replicated his findings. At the very bedrock of science is the concept of falsification: A scientist runs a test, gathers his findings, and tries to disprove himself by replicating his experiment in other contexts. Only when that’s done can he know that his findings were true.

As the editor of the BMJ pointed out, “Wakefield has been given ample opportunity either to replicate the paper’s findings or to say he was mistaken. He has declined to do either.” In 2004, 10 of his co-authors on the original paper retracted it, but Wakefield didn’t join them, and he has since continued to push his views, including doing the rounds on the anti-vaxxer speakers’ circuit and publishing books.

The vaccine-autism link has repeatedly been debunked

In the most recent analysis, published March 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark linked vaccine information to autism diagnoses, sibling histories of autism, and autism risk factors in more than 600,000 children born in Denmark between 1999 to 2010. “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination,” the researchers concluded.

Before that, researchers writing in JAMA looked at nearly 100,000 children who got the shot and their family histories of autism. The researchers again found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism, even with children who had older siblings with the disorder. “These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD,” the researchers concluded.

All together, the idea that the MMR vaccine may cause autism has been debunked by large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries.

But the whole debacle isn’t only Wakefield’s fault

So how did such a shoddy idea gain such outsized influence? The second thing to know about Wakefield’s vaccine-autism study is that the media helped it go viral.

One of my favorite writings on the Wakefield debacle comes from the British journalist-researcher Ben Goldacre. In a column for the Guardian and in his book Bad Science, Goldacre pointed out that journalists were complicit in helping perpetuate the notion that vaccines cause autism:

Wakefield was at the centre of a media storm about the MMR vaccine, and is now being blamed by journalists as if he were the only one at fault. In reality, the media are equally guilty.

Even if it had been immaculately well conducted — and it certainly wasn’t — Wakefield’s “case series report” of 12 children’s clinical anecdotes would never have justified the conclusion that MMR causes autism, despite what journalists claimed: it simply didn’t have big enough numbers to do so. But the media repeatedly reported the concerns of this one man, generally without giving methodological details of the research, either because they found it too complicated, inexplicably, or because to do so would have undermined their story.

We journalists are still doing this today on myriad health topics. We report on single, often poorly designed studies — even if they don’t deserve an ounce of attention. We also focus a lot more on the anti-vaccine movement and their concerns than on the astounding progress made against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Part of this has to do with how newsrooms work: Reporters favor anomalies and novelty instead of slow and plodding progress, as Steven Pinker points out in his recent book, Enlightenment Now. But in doing so, we lose sight of the big picture.

Vaccines, Pinker notes, have been critical to the progress we’ve made during the past century against death and disease. The discovery of a smallpox shot, for example, helped turn a gruesome and painful illness — which killed more than 300 million people in the 20th century — into a thing of the past. (Smallpox is the only disease in humans that’s been eradicated, with the last case turning up in Somalia in 1977.)

More recently, since 1990, childhood deaths from infectious diseases like HIV and measles (yes, measles!) have continued to decline around the world, thanks to both vaccines and infection control practices. Just look at this recent chart from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

It shows that measles deaths with vaccination have continued to drop around the world through the 2000s. “For the first time,” the report read, “annual estimated measles deaths were fewer than 100,000, in 2016.”

Measles cases in the US in recent years have held fairly steady since the disease was eliminated here in 2000 (meaning it’s no longer endemic). These days, outbreaks occur when travelers return to unvaccinated communities — like the 2014 outbreak among an unvaccinated Amish community in Ohio.

Again, the progress against measles happened because of routine immunization services becoming increasingly available here and abroad. Since 2000, some 5.5 billion doses of measles-containing vaccines have been given to kids, saving an estimated 20.4 million lives. So the most powerful contributor to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases was science, Pinker reminds us. Let’s not lose sight of that by focusing too much on bad science.

But truly stopping the spread of dubious science will require a lot more than developing a more skeptical media. As I’ve written before, it must also involve thinking about how to prevent bad science from taking off in the first place by educating young people in critical thinking skills.

Creating armies of little bad science detectors — who can easily spot a shoddily designed study — is the only way to inoculate ourselves against another Wakefield debacle.

 


 

Abortion opponents protest COVID-19 vaccines’ use of fetal cells

By Meredith Wadman Jun. 5, 2020 , 6:15 PM

How making a COVID-19 vaccine confronts thorny ethical issues

Senior Catholic leaders in the United States and Canada, along with other antiabortion groups, are raising ethical objections to promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are manufactured using cells derived from human fetuses electively aborted decades ago. They have not sought to block government funding for the vaccines, which include two candidate vaccines that the Trump administration plans to support with an investment of up to $1.7 billion, as well as a third candidate made by a Chinese company in collaboration with Canada’s National Research Council (NRC). But they are urging funders and policymakers to ensure that companies develop other vaccines that do not rely on such human fetal cell lines and, in the United States, asking the government to “incentivize” firms to only make vaccines that don’t rely on fetal cells.

“It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience,” members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and 20 other religious, medical, and political organizations that oppose abortion wrote to Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in April. “Thankfully, other [COVID-19] vaccines … utilize cell lines not connected to unethical procedures and methods.”

“We urge your government to fund the development of vaccines that do not create an ethical dilemma for many Canadians,” wrote Archbishop of Winnipeg Richard Gagnon, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and 17 other antiabortion religious, medical, and politic groups and individuals in a 21 May letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “The … manufacture of vaccines using such ethically-tainted human cell lines demonstrates profound disrespect for the dignity of the human person.”

FDA and senior White House officials did not respond to emails requesting comment on the letter to Hahn. In Canada, the health ministry has promised to respond to the letter to Trudeau, says Moira McQueen, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and lead signatory on the letter.

Cells derived from elective abortions have been used since the 1960s to manufacture vaccines, including current vaccines against rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis A, and shingles. They have also been used to make approved drugs against diseases including hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, and cystic fibrosis. Now, research groups around the world are working to develop more than 130 candidate vaccines against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization; 10 had entered human trials as of 2 June.

At least five of the candidate COVID-19 vaccines use one of two human fetal cell lines: HEK-293, a kidney cell line widely used in research and industry that comes from a fetus aborted in about 1972; and PER.C6, a proprietary cell line owned by Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, developed from retinal cells from an 18-week-old fetus aborted in 1985. Both cell lines were developed in the lab of molecular biologist Alex van der Eb at Leiden University. Two of the five vaccines have entered human trials (see table, below).


In four of the vaccines, the human fetal cells are used as miniature “factories” to generate vast quantities of adenoviruses, disabled so that they cannot replicate, that are used as vehicles to ferry genes from the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. When the adenoviruses are given as a vaccine, recipients’ cells begin to produce proteins from the coronavirus, hopefully triggering a protective immune response.

The fifth vaccine, which has shown promise in monkeys and is headed for human trials as soon as this summer, is what is known as a protein subunit vaccine. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh use HEK-293 cells to manufacture the coronavirus’ spike protein—a vital part of its structure—which is used to trigger an immune response. The vaccine is delivered through a skin patch with 400 tiny needles.

The fetal cell lines are key to producing both types of vaccine. “HEK-293 [cells] are essential for making protein subunit vaccines,” says Andrea Gambotto, a vaccine scientist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the vaccine’s lead developer. Their human origin is important, he says: “Cultured [nonhuman] animal cells can produce the same proteins, but they would be decorated with different sugar molecules, which—in the case of vaccines—runs the risk of failing to evoke a robust and specific immune response.” (Among the developers of the five vaccines, only Gambotto responded to a request for comment.)

David Prentice, vice president and research director at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which opposes abortion, notes researchers making adenovirus vaccines have modified HEK-293 cells to be adept at packaging new genes—such as those that direct cells to assemble the coronavirus spike protein—into adenoviruses. But he adds that other technologies are available, including using cells captured from amniocentesis that are engineered to make replication-deficient adenoviruses.

“The use of cells from electively aborted fetuses for vaccine production makes these five COVID-19 vaccine programs unethical, because they exploit the innocent human beings who were aborted,” Prentice and a co-author—molecular biologist James Sherley, a Lozier Institute associate scholar and director of the adult stem cell company Asymmetrex—wrote in a position paper published last month.

But Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the New York University School of Medicine, counters: “There are better ways to win the abortion wars than telling people not to use a vaccine. These are long-over abortions. These cells are decades old, and even major religious leaders like the pope have acknowledged that for the greater good it’s not worth the symbolism to put the community at risk.”

The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life declared in 2005 and reaffirmed in 2017 that in the absence of alternatives, Catholics could, in good conscience, receive vaccines made using historical human fetal cell lines.

A vaccine made by the Chinese company CanSino Biologics was the first COVID-19 vaccine to enter phase II human trials. It was developed using adapted HEK-293 cells that the company licensed from Canada’s NRC, where the cells were developed. (NRC-developed HEK-293 cells have already been used to develop an approved Ebola vaccine.) Last month, NRC announced a collaboration with CanSino Biologics under which it is preparing to run late-stage clinical trials of the vaccine in Canada, and scale up facilities to produce the vaccine in quantity.

The two U.S.-backed vaccines that have drawn criticism from antiabortion groups are on a short list of candidates targeted to get financial and logistical support from the U.S. government under the White House’s Operation Warp Speed, which aims to accelerate the development and approval of at least one COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, according to a 3 June report in The New York Times.

One of the Warp Speed candidates, made by Janssen Research & Development, uses PER.C6 cells. The second, from University of Oxford researchers and AstraZeneca, uses HEK-293 cells. Both have received U.S. government commitments of, respectively, $456 million and $1.2 billion, if they meet milestones, through the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA).

Another vaccine that relies on HEK-293, being developed by two companies owned by the billionaire scientist and businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong, made an earlier, Warp Speed long list of 14 promising candidates, according to a press release from one of companies, NantKwest.

Prentice says: “As they are choosing—BARDA and the Warp Speed people— what vaccines to move ahead, they should at least recognize that there is some portion of the population who would like an alternative vaccine they can take in good conscience.”

Caplan disagrees. “If you are going to say the government shouldn’t fund things that a minority of people object to, you will have a very long list of things that won’t get funded by the government, from research on weapons of war to contraceptive research.”

The Trump administration has restricted the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions in biomedical research. One year ago, it adopted a policy that forbids researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using fetal tissue from elective abortions in their studies. And it imposed an extra layer of review on non-NIH scientists seeking agency funding to do research using such tissue. But the policy did not stop either group from using decades-old fetal cell lines like HEK-293 and PER.C6.

 


 

How mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna work, why they’re a breakthrough and why they need to be kept so cold

November 18, 2020 8.19am EST
Author
Sanjay Mishra Project Coordinator & Staff Scientist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University
Disclosure statement
Sanjay Mishra receives funding (P30 CA068485) from the National Institute of Health through his employer.
Partners

Vanderbilt University provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation US.

As the weather cools, the number of infections of the COVID-19 pandemic are rising sharply. Hamstrung by pandemic fatigue, economic constraints and political discord, public health officials have struggled to control the surging pandemic. But now, a rush of interim analyses from pharmaceutical companies Modernaand Pfizer/BioNTech have spurred optimism that a novel type of vaccine made from messenger RNA, known as mRNA, can offer high levels of protection by preventing COVID-19 among people who are vaccinated.

Although unpublished, these preliminary reports have exceeded the expectations of many vaccine experts, including mine. Until early this year, I worked on developing vaccine candidates against Zika and dengue. Now I am coordinating an international effort to collect reports on adult patients with current or previous cancers who have also been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Promising preliminary results

Moderna reported that during the phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate mRNA-1273, which enrolled 30,000 adult U.S. participants, just five of the 95 COVID-19 cases occurred among the vaccinated, while 90 infections were identified in the placebo group. This corresponds to an efficacy of 94.5%. None of the infected patients who received the vaccine developed severe COVID-19, while 11 (12%) of those who received the placebo did.

Similarly, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, was 90% effective in preventing infection during the phase 3 clinical trial, which enrolled 43,538 participants, with 30% in U.S. and 42% abroad

How does mRNA vaccine work?

Vaccines train the immune system to recognize the disease-causing part of a virus. Vaccines traditionally contain either weakened viruses or purified signature proteins of the virus.

But an mRNA vaccine is different, because rather than having the viral protein injected, a person receives genetic material – mRNA – that encodes the viral protein. When these genetic instructions are injected into the upper arm, the muscle cells translate them to make the viral protein directly in the body.

This approach mimics what the SARS-CoV-2 does in nature – but the vaccine mRNA codes only for the critical fragment of the viral protein. This gives the immune system a preview of what the real virus looks like without causing disease. This preview gives the immune system time to design powerful antibodies that can neutralize the real virus if the individual is ever infected.

While this synthetic mRNA is genetic material, it cannot be transmitted to the next generation. After an mRNA injection, this molecule guides the protein production inside the muscle cells, which reaches peak levels for 24 to 48 hours and can last for a few more days.

Why is making an mRNA vaccine so fast?

Traditional vaccine development, although well studied, is very time-consuming and cannot respond instantaneously against novel pandemics such as COVID-19.

For example, for seasonal flu, it takes roughly six months from identification of the circulating influenza virus strain to produce a vaccine. The candidate flu vaccine virus is grown for about three weeks to produce a hybrid virus, which is less dangerous and better able to grow in hens’ eggs. The hybrid virus is then injected into a lot of fertilized eggs and incubated for several days to make more copies. Then the fluid containing virus is harvested from eggs, the vaccine viruses are killed, and the viral proteins are purified over several days.

The mRNA vaccines can leapfrog the hurdles of developing traditional vaccines such as producing noninfectious viruses, or producing viral proteins at medically demanding levels of purity.

MRNA vaccines eliminate much of the manufacturing process because rather than having viral proteins injected, the human body uses the instructions to manufacture viral proteins itself.

Also, mRNA molecules are far simpler than proteins. For vaccines, mRNA is manufactured by chemical rather than biological synthesis, so it is much quicker than conventional vaccines to be redesigned, scaled up and mass-produced.

In fact, within days of the genetic code of the SARS-CoV-2 virus becoming available, the mRNA code for a candidate vaccine testing was ready. What’s most attractive is that once the mRNA vaccine tools become viable, mRNA can be quickly tailored for other future pandemics.

What are problems with mRNA?

MRNA technology isn’t new. It was shown a while back that when synthetic mRNA is injected into an animal, the cells can produce a desired protein. But the progress remained slow. That’s because mRNA is not only notoriously unstable and easy to degrade into smaller components, it is also easily destroyed by the human body’s immune defenses, which make delivering it to the target very inefficient.

But beginning in 2005, researchers figured out how to stabilize mRNA and package it into small particles to deliver it as a vaccine. The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be the first using this technology to be approved by the FDA.

After a decade of work, the mRNA vaccines are now ready for evaluation. Physicians will be watching for unintended immune reactions, which can be both helpful and detrimental.

Why keep mRNA supercold?

The most important challenge for development of a mRNA vaccine remains its inherent instability, because it is more likely to break apart above freezing temperatures.

Modification of the mRNA building blocks and development of the particles that can cocoon it relatively safely have helped the mRNA vaccine candidates. But this new class of vaccine still requires unprecedented freezer conditions for distribution and administration.

What are the refrigeration requirements?

The Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine will need to be optimally stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit and will degrade in around five days at normal refrigeration temperatures of slightly above freezing.

[Get facts about coronavirus and the latest research. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter.]

In contrast, Moderna claims its vaccine can be maintained at most home or medical freezer temperatures for up to six months for shipping and longer-term storage. Moderna also claims its vaccine can remain stable at standard refrigerated conditions, of 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit, for up to 30 days after thawing, within the six-month shelf life.

Not surprisingly, Pfizer is also developing shipping containers using dry ice to address shipping constraints.


 

Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?

By Catholic News Agency
Posted: 7/31/2020

Print Friendly and PDF

A woman models a small bottle labelled “Vaccine COVID-19” in this illustration photo April 10, 2020. CNS photo/Dado Ruvic, Reuters


Washington, D.C. (CNA) — As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.

President Donald Trump announced July 27 that the vaccine mRNA-1273, co-designed by the biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), had entered phase 3 of clinical trials. The vaccine will soon be tested for safety, and to confirm that it can effectively prevent COVID-19 in two doses.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID and White House health advisor, said on Monday that a vaccine is “urgently” required to “control this pandemic,” but has also cautioned in recent days that, despite speedy progress, a vaccine might not be widely available until several months into 2021.

The Trump administration is funding vaccine candidates as part of “Operation Warp Speed,” making investments in vaccine candidates from Novavax, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen. It is also investing $1.95 billion with Pfizer to facilitate the delivery of 100 million doses after a vaccine is developed.

Fauci said July 27 that early testing of the Moderna vaccine indicates that it is “safe and immunogenic.”

While demand for a vaccine is urgent, questions have been raised by some pro-life advocates about the Moderna candidate, and its ethical development — specifically, whether it has been tested using a fetal cell line taken from an aborted baby.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute, research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, has listed the Moderna vaccine among the “ethically uncontroversial CoV-19 vaccine programs,” along with development projects from Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi and Translate Bio, Pfizer and BioNTech, Novavax, and Merck/IAVI.

According to CLI, two vaccine candidates are the product of unethical programs — those being developed by the University of Oxford and Astrazeneca, and by Johnson and Johnson and Janssen Res. and Devel., Inc.

On the straightforward question of whether the Moderna vaccine is being produced from cell lines from elective abortions, Dr. John Brehany, director of institutional relations at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, said “it appears that the answer is no.”

Vaccines use a weakened version of a disease, grown in laboratory cell lines, in order to inoculate someone against the disease. With some common vaccines, such as those used to fight chicken pox and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the cell lines of babies who were aborted decades ago are used to grow the weakened diseases.

This is also reportedly the case with some coronavirus vaccines in development, such as one worked on by the University of Oxford and Astrazeneca, which relies on the HEK-239 cell lines from a baby aborted in the Netherlands in the 1970s. That program is also being funded by the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp Speed.”

But the Moderna vaccine works in different way than most vaccines. Its method of innoculation “is not based on using cells at all in production,” Brehany said.

The Moderna vaccine relies upon a spike protein from SARS-CoV-2 to induce the production of antibodies in the recipient, instead of a weakened version of the disease.

The gene sequences for the spike protein were determined to be a good candidate for producing a vaccine.

Non-Moderna scientists had initially made DNA vectors with the gene sequence of the spike protein, and injected them in HEK-293 cells to produce the spike protein. That work was studied and evaluated by experts at NIAID and the University of Texas, who determined that the spike protein was a good candidate for testing. Moderna was not involved in the DNA construction nor was it involved in the evaluation of the construction.

Thus, Brehany said, while the company has some association with the use of cell lines from elective abortions, it is not responsible for that use, and its vaccine was not produced using those HEK-293 cells.

A 2005 document from the Pontifical Academy for Life considered the moral issues surrounding vaccines prepared in cell lines descended from aborted fetuses. The Vatican group concluded that it can be both morally permissible and morally responsible for Catholics to use these vaccines.

“In general, doctors or parents who resort to the use of these vaccines for their children, in spite of knowing their origin (voluntary abortion), carry out a form of very remote mediate material cooperation,” the pontifical academy said.

“The duty to avoid passive material cooperation is not obligatory if there is grave inconvenience. Moreover, we find, in such a case, a proportional reason, in order to accept the use of these vaccines in the presence of the danger of favouring the spread of the pathological agent, due to the lack of vaccination of children,” it added.

The pontifical academy also noted that Catholics have an obligation to use ethically-sourced vaccines when available, and have an obligation to speak up and request the development of new cell lines that are not derived from aborted fetuses.

The 2008 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith document Dignitatis personae strongly criticized aborted fetal tissue research. The CDF said that researchers should “refuse” the material even when they have “no close connection” to “the actions of those who performed the artificial fertilization or the abortion.”

“This duty springs from the necessity to remove oneself, within the area of one’s own research, from a gravely unjust legal situation and to affirm with clarity the value of human life,” the CDF stated.

Regarding common vaccines, such as those for chicken pox and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), that may be derived from cell lines of aborted babies, the Vatican has said they could be used by parents for “grave reasons” such as danger to their children’s health.

Another ethical question at the heart of COVID-19 vaccine production is the speed at which it is taking place.

The hurried development makes it all the more important that bioethicists scrutinize the vaccine, said NCBC president Joseph Meaney in a July 24 statement.

“Good bioethicists are nearly always wary when scientific research is rushed forward, and even more so when the potential impact on human beings could be profound,” he said.

Brehany echoed that point, telling CNA that a vaccine must be developed and distributed with the informed consent for all recipients about the possible risks, without testing on vulnerable populations especially the poor.

On April 17, leading U.S. bishops wrote Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking that a COVID-19 vaccine be developed ethically.

“It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience,” the bishops wrote.

The letter was signed was the chairs of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ committees on pro-life issues, doctrine, and domestic justice, and subcommittee on health care issues. Leaders of pro-life and bioethics groups, including the National Catholic Bioethics Center, the Catholic Medical Association, and the American College of Pediatricians, also signed the letter.

Brehany said that vaccines derived from cell lines of aborted babies is “a very significant bioethical issue” that Christians and pro-lifers “ought to take seriously.”

“This is the time to be advocating for alternatives,” he said of current COVID-19 vaccine production and ethical sources for vaccines.

Around 30,000 people who are not COVID-positive will be enrolled in the phase 3 testing of the Moderna vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will then review the testing results.

In addition to the Moderna candidate, Trump said that four other vaccine candidates “are expected to enter final trials in the coming weeks.”

Brethren I have gone through this process to seek the truth. NOT to share propaganda nor to spread half truths. Airlines will soon be demanding that you have proof of being vaccinated in order to fly with them. You should now be able to make a decision for you and your family and not have to worry whether or not you are sinning.

96 Comments

  1. Lia

    The reason that people are having chronic symptoms from covid is the same people develop chronic symptoms from Lyme disease. The brain gets stuck in a flight and fight mode. But there is a way to recover by rewiring the brain. Chronic covid is being reversed just like chronic Lyme. Just google DNRS.

    Reply
    • Tracy L.

      “he reason that people are having chronic symptoms from covid is the same people develop chronic symptoms from Lyme disease.”

      That may seam reasonable to someone in the U.S. where Lyme disease is an issue but it does not explain Europe and other places in the world where there is no Lyme disease because there are no ticks (carriers of Lyme).

      A 17 yr old in Scotland ended up losing the ability to walk after recovering from COVID-19 in the hospital. No ticks or Lyme disease involved. A woman in UK developed neurobiological problems ranging from hallucinations to limb-control issues – also no ticks or Lyme disease.

      SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19, is not like any other “flu” or corona virus. It is bad all by itself, we don’t need to make up other reasons it is so nasty or drag in alternate culprits.

      It doesn’t matter anymore where it comes from, insect or animal, that is not helping with treatment or vaccine. .

      Reply
      • Elaine

        She isnt saying its Lyme she is saying >>The brain gets stuck in a flight and fight mode. But there is a way to recover by rewiring the brain. Chronic covid is being reversed just like chronic Lyme.

        Reply
    • Kathy Frances

      Because of the people that are behind the virus in the first place I wouldn’t trust them, second gates and fouci has been pushing to vaccinate people the second week this virus was out, and they are globalist and want to control the population not just in the u.s. but world wide, and they will not stop at just one vaccine, if we are in the end times then do we think of this vaccine as the mark of the beast without the vaccine or verification of taking it the government starts dictating your like and I think there is no stopping once it starts, I will have to disagree about the childhood vaccines my son was damaged in the 80s I think if the vaccines where spaced out they may not have been the autism damage.

      Reply
  2. Ella Morgan

    Since this virus is from Yehovah why should we seek a vaccine to prevent it.

    Reply
    • Mike

      The scriptures on this in the past in various forms, so I won’t spend my time doing research again to answer this with the research that you should be doing. However, I will point you into a good starting direction so that you can research for yourself:

      When King David sinned and the sword of a plague was sent (yes, he his eyes were opened such that he saw the sword in the spirit realm), he took direct action to stop the plague. This sword is spoken of in Leviticus 23 (printed in this newsletter above).

      So I ask you, “Why did King David take action?”

      Likewise, if you have a need, “Why bother praying?” Does not your Heavenly Father already know your needs? This is the type of question that you just posted.

      Reply
      • Jan

        I hope you aren’t comparing the anointing oil as prescribed by YHVH and distributed by the Priests to manmade vaccines as having equality in stopping a plague.

        Reply
        • Mike

          No, Jan… not at all. I was comparing 1st Chronicles 21 where David builds an alter to Yehovah to stop the plague after seeing the angel with the sword to the plague of the sword in Leviticus 26.

          I just did not want to bother looking it up, as I don’t think the person that posted the original comment really cares. It seems that most of the people the comments that have been made on this newsletter this week are a bit… well, I won’t say.

          Another example I thought about concerning what this person posted is when the red sea was turned to blood, why did the Egyptians bother digging wells? They could have just accepted the curse and chose to die of dehydration.

          So, to repeat the question of this post, “Since this virus is from Yehovah why should we seek a vaccine to prevent it?”

          To live.

          Reply
      • Elaine

        ohhh the controversies….. no#1: 4 out of 6 children inoculated were diagnosed with autism in one family, we believe it was caused by vaccinations. this is a family i know personally. so i do not believe this> well-debunked link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. We almost lost my mother to Gillian barre syndrome due to a flu shot. Her doctors concluded, they believe it was caused by mold in the basement and the flu shot combination. I myself will not get the vaccinations. i put my trust in Yah, If I die, I die. i will not put my trust in man. I am pretty holistic, i believe Yahuah gives us herbs and natural things to fight off viral and bacterial infections. i live with cronic pain due to chemicals. whos to say these long haulers were not poisoned by the drugs they were given to combat the virus?. Jewish Rabbi’s laws?? just more man made ideology. To one it seems right to another wrong,,, Vaccines that have been or are made using fetal tissue for the propagation of viruses include:

        Adenovirus
        Chicken pox
        Ebola
        Polio
        Rabies
        Rubella
        Shingles aluminum , mercury, aborted fetal tissues, formaldehyde ,ect… there are plenty of Doctors against vaccinating!
        I think everyone should seek diligently not just one sided . thats 60 doctors in 2nd article and why they are against vaccines. also included >Documentaries that Include 100’s of Health Professionals WARNING The Public About The Dangers of Vaccination…. manmade pharmaceuticals ALWAYS have warnings of much greater problems that can occur if you take their drugs! lolol such foolery to put your trust in man.

        Reply
        • Joseph F. Dumond

          Again Eilaine you rlinks to other sites have been removed.

          We are not talking in this article about all the vaccines you have listed above. Read the article I posted. It was about the mRNA new technology which was ethically produced not using any cells from fetus or human taken years ago.

          Read what was said about the mRNA and then comment intelligently about it.

          Reply
          • Jesse Zirkle

            Just one question
            Who are the Wizards of today?.
            I thought we was to stay away from witchcraft.
            Torah tells how to combat any plague.
            Did Mose hand out vaccine.
            If it from YeHoVaH then why vaccinate. Where is your faith.
            Man or Elohim???

          • Elaine

            If you would have read one of the 2 links i attached you would have seen that the MRNA DOES contain fetal material.(both links had more than one stating the facts about the vaccines.

      • Johnny Kern

        Mike,
        I simply believe that what Ella is really asking is this – If Yehovah wants to kill His saints with the plague, what good would a mask do? Can a mask stop Yehovah?

        Reply
    • Susan

      Exactly! People spout one thought and totally contradict it with a manmade solution, such as a vaccine. Repent instead, and turn to Yehovah for the solution. Don’t preach about your following of Yehovah and then say the solution is to be found in vaccines.

      Reply
  3. Michael Jessing

    Thank you for this newsletter. I have tried to share similar information to what you have shared in this newsletter since the pandemic began (and before, actually) with great resistance from those in my local area. As a result, my family and I have suffered great rejection. I often feel very alone in my beliefs

    As I have said many times before, the newsletters at sightedmoon encourage me in that they remind me that I am not alone in my beliefs.

    All the best to you and yours.

    Reply
  4. sonia Clarke

    There is a virus, not a pandemic. I have met regularly face to face no covering and all are well. We celebrated Sukkot in tents and greeted each other with a holy kiss.
    My trust is in my Father and not pharmacia.
    There have been American doctors who have treated the virus successfully but they have been silenced.

    Reply
    • Elaine

      That be true Sonia.I am in agreement with you .

      Reply
  5. Robert Marr

    Joseph and all,
    The polio vaccine in the 1950s stopped polio. That makes logic sense. Vaccines full of baby fetus blood, monkey blood, mercury and aluminum are NOT VACCINES AT ALL.

    Whoever says so is not living in REALITY.

    Its my humble opinion whoever flees to Philippines to escape wrath is not better then Naomi’s family who went to Moab to seek themselves and their agenda. Good luck.

    You will surely lose relatability with the Western believers.

    YHVH end time plan is the regathering of the 12 tribes any other agenda will come second to this biblically based plan.

    What did John the Baptist have to prepare Israel for is they ALREADY HAD THE BARLEY CALENDAR AND JUBILEE CYCLES?

    Think really hard about that.

    Israel is the key.

    A United Nation is the foundation.

    To be a holy righteous representative of Truth and in order to be a light to the very nations they will one day RULE OVER.

    One law for native and foreigner.

    Reply
    • Jayson

      I’ll risk getting stung here as I brave into this stirred up hornet’s nest!

      I heard a good suggestion that I’ll pass along. How about testing any covid vaccines on liberal politicians? If they survive, it’s safe. If they die, the country is safe.

      In all seriousness, if this virus is Elohim’s judgement, why are we looking for man’s solution? Repentance is what heals our land.

      Reply
      • Elaine

        Amen Jayson! Ill hold my tongue on the long term affects as well.

        Reply
  6. Patrick

    Fear over Fear when did we think to follow these evil Jewish Talmud people. And no YaHaWaH. The shot is unclean according to our Torah and Tanakh. Plus the same people behind trying to depopulate the world you would allow them to stick something in your Temple designed to change your DNA? No never Yah has will protect and fight for his people.

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      I know you will provide the scriptures that you claim are in the Torah to back up your opinion both about the Jewish people being evil and how vaccines are unclean. I also look forward to hearing you say you would never take an aspirin for a headache or cough medicine for a cold or put on Makeup which was tested on animals. And of course You would never allow a transfusion for you or your child should you have an accident and need one to live. But I digress.

      The part you state about those secret people who want to depopulate the world. Is just conspiracy teachings and not based on any facts. But you are allowed to think what you want.

      Reply
      • Elaine

        Joseph it is a fact that fetal tissues are used in the making of vaccinations, and it is also true that we are eating our children!!!

        I am not going to allow all those links to be shared here Elaine. Sorry. You are welcome to state your views. Just not the links to other sites.

        Reply
      • Linda

        Have you ever listened to Bill Gates? He had not been secret about want to reduce the population…..it is a necessity he says. Fauci said it was coming when Trump was elected. How did he know?

        Your article debunks autism due due to vaccines, yet I have a nephew this happened to and his doctor verified the cause.
        For every article you post pro-vaccine there just as many against it, from doctors and the CDC

        The CDC said just today that we needed to open the country back up, that shut down is proving more harmful than corona….yet we are being put in shutdown mode again

        We’ve been told the viral particle is so small the masks don’t stop it, yet we are told we have to wear them

        We are told it is a virus, but all doctors tell us if it’s viral nothing works…..treat symptoms, lots of fluids and rest.

        We have heard so many conflicting so called “facts” how do we know who we can trust?

        And if it is , as you say, from Yah, He is He not the only one that can stop it?

        Reply
        • Joseph F. Dumond

          Shalom Linda, you have hit the nail on the head. With so many so called experts and so called doctors and everyone with a computer an arm chair expert, who can we trust. And now you are pinpointing the danger of all these conspiracy teachings and those like Mr Jones who spin every report into something he can twist. I have warned for year against using that information and few listened. And now no one trust any authority or and news source or any teacher.

          And just look at this line of comments. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone knows what they think they think. Most already use Pharmakia products for head aches and cancer treatments. But vaccines are the real evil out there not the medicine they use or have in their medicine cabinets.

          So deal with the mess you allowed in to your minds. You chose conspiracies over sound research. I present this teaching and it is ridiculed as not applying to those who read it. But it was put out just to explain the simple truths that are not being said. No hype. No bull. Choose whom you will believe and if you want, do your own research but stop using conspiracy sites. YOU all have come to know much of what I teach here. If you do not trust me yet then find someone you can trust and let them teach you about the Jubilee cycles and end time prophecy.
          Many like a dog to it own vomit will not heed what I say. Again I have not shared all the comments here.

          Reply
      • K. Anne

        Is it conspiracy theory if they put up giant granite rocks outlining their plan to depopulate the earth. Look up the Georgia Guidestones these are real and many friends and family members have physically been there. So what if I said I don’t take aspirin, cough medicine and I do think a blood transfusion is a sin. Do I fall in
        the category of people that are not hypocritical? Stop reading and watching the news you should not need any article or paper to tell you if this vaccine is good or safe. Yah alone will confirm the truth. We are in the age where Information from the Internet trumps sheer prayer and fasting. Everyone needs to leave the empire mindset bc anything (right or left) still within the empire is not from Yah.

        Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      I have removed your last post and I will remove all further posts if they are steeped in anti-Semitic comments. I will in no way tolerate any of that here. If you thought otherwise then you have erred in what we stand for.

      Reply
    • Elaine

      Amen Patrick!!

      Reply
  7. Michael

    Joe, have you studied what they are putting into vaccines? Like the guy said above, abortive tissue, heavy metals and quite a bunch more things they are using in vaccines have anything to do with bettering our health. But are destroying us. I am told. (I do not know this) but I am told they must list everything they put into a specific vaccine. My reasons for refusing vaccines is lies! To this very day this world lies, the media, most Christian teachers, doctors, people we are supposed to be able to trust lie! Yes i use prescriptions, i take vitamins and i take pain meds, as i see or feel the need. Yes i to am a hypocrite. But I’m not going to just trust the liars just because they say its for everybody’s good. I agree, we have this pandemic because Yahovah Yahshua is fulfilling His promise, fully laid out in His Word. When they produce a vaccine that is exempt of all the trash that our bodies do not need, having only what protects us from the virus, then i would concede.

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Thank you Michael for conceding that you are a hypocrite for taking those other things and putting them into your body. If you do not believe anyone then whom can you trust to provide you with any source of information?
      I shared with you what was being done with the mRNA vaccine. It is there in the article. I urge you to read it. It does not use fetal cells in the production of it. That is the line produced by Moderna. But if you do not believe that then what can I say to you. Nothing. This News Letter was to provide insight to what is an over exaggerated position about vaccines. Conspiracy teachings about vaccines undermine the legitimacy of Doctors and scientist and leaders so that you trust no one. I have sought out the truth in this matter. But that does not matter when you are convinced all vaccines are evil.
      But then those same people see nothing wrong with blood transfusions or Chemo therapy or taking other prescriptions from Pharmakea. The hypocrisy it there. I wanted to try and present a controversial subject with the facts and the truth. I think I did, but peoples bias prevents them from seeing this.

      Reply
      • Elain

        I have been with you in study hmmm i think about 5 yrs now, you have taught me sooooo very much! i do believe it was Yahuah that put me on your path, Joseph Dumond, But here in America, Doctors who have found cures for cancer are removed from sharing. they have to take their practices out of America, several have been murdered, My doctors, are Government ran, there is no longer a Hippocratic oath, they have to do what the gov tells them or they will lose their liscence to practice medicine. that is a fact, my doctor told me this! i would not take chemo if i got cancer! We have scientist who are creationist, but they are kept silenced. and again, NO to blood transfusions! my daughter was forced into 6 units of plasma and 10 units of blood because her stupid doctor lied and did not perform a DNC to save her life! , so now she suffers from LUPIS,MCTD disorder and rheumatoid arthritis! only the arthritis can b found in our family line. you too are biased Joe. you are loved but you too are biased. you cant have all the right answers and everyone else be wrong and considered conspiracist. You know where the Word Conspiracy came from?? our crooked media ! and not everything labeled conspiracy is false! ~ you want to take the vaccine go ahead! to each their own. besides you will have to if you are moving to Philippians. and above you removed links to prove you wrong but you wont allow them. so i wont share think links that you are biased with. and i did not say anything anti-Semitic. at ALL.

        Reply
  8. Glenn

    Most of what you posted above are from secular or MAN made denominations of the CATHOLICS or JEWS themselves of which Yehshua did say listen to no man and especially not the Pharisees, you even quote the U.N ( the beast system by your own analysis). I have many ,many days and even weeks in deep study on masks , biological, vaccines and many other issues associated with what you just touch on in your newsletter, mostly because this issue hits me at HOME ( my body is vax injured).
    The brethren will judge angels , NO? so we have the power from God to be able to discern the truth. We have determined that you have much truth regarding the sabbatical and Jubilees years and on the Calendar issue , but I still vet all that you post and write on in your newsletters , . I agree with most and have proven most of it to myself . BUT you still have some error and assumptions in your area of expertise that I disagree with . But I must criticize you greatly when you post a cursory study with biased media work to convince us of your position of which , after reading , know what you answer is. Its pretty obvious. But I am not ashamed to say that you are WRONG and will some day have to face this EGG that will be on your face . You dont have to listen to us , just as We dont have to listen to you . WE just want the CHOICE and do not condone your beliefs as we KNOW better, for we talk to the victims, Of which you didn’t bother to speak to those who HAVE been injured greatly by these Vaccines. You used several examples of people who suffered this real disease and pulled on our heartstrings to try and change our minds. NOT FAIR when you did not bother to check the other side, JOE!.
    I am so amazed that YAH could disseminate so much truth and revelation to YOU and yet you are blind to the real truth on this ONE subject . You have already been told that most of us on the Zoom meetings , and I would garner that MOST of SM followers on FB and readers of the newsletter , would vehemently disagree with your position!. If you want to know, then do a questionnaire next ZOOM and see! You are outnumbered on the truth of this issue . But lets go on and be constructive here……listen to those who do know and have the references and backing to support the other side. You have never given any of us the opportunity , which is not fair, especially when there are quite a few very learned people right on the Zoom who are highly qualified . I would ask that you NOT discuss this issue if you are not ready for the counter argument from US, the Brethren and the future children of God! Col 2:16  Therefore let no one judge …..Col 2:17 ….. but the body of Christ.  WE are to judge our brothers and their walk and Way ! I do not claim you are sinning but I am saying you are way off track and are falling for mans deception of which I am very confident that you will see it soon someday I HOPE! I am also saying that if you continue to say these things you are setting many up to potentially be harmed or even killed !
    Please stay on topic that you do best … SCRIPTURAL interpretations ! That’s why we are here after all for the TORAH study!! Most of us KNOW how to vet and discern the truth and have , for that matter, thats what drew us HERE! . SO my point is That you can have your opinion and others can have theirs but we must respect and hear BOTH sides to have a valid midrash about Scripture and the truth. BOTH sides must be heard to…. 1Th_5:21  Prove all things, hold fast to the good.
    Please do not remove the last few that have stuck it with you through this so called conspiracy issue. Are you TRYING to close this ministry down by your obvious lousy choice of argument on a predominantly antivax group? What are you doing ? Many of us support SM and do so with real hard earned money and time too. Why are you potentially destroying our investment by stirring up so much controversy when you have even said … do not waste our time on “theories” but yet we even yet know they are truths. You can see the division you are causing on a site that is about TORAH ! DO what you say and stick to what you do best please!
    All you other brothers and sisters , I LOVE Joseph and all that he has done for Yehovah and for us , the brethren , its time that we help him to see this truth . I implore you to speak up and show Joe where YOU stand on this issue . He needs to know the truth ! I will not relent just like JOE will not relent on Torah !

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Glen You have your views and you have shared them many times. But the majority rules do not apply here. We are not doing a vote on this. And we will not be turning our zoom meetings into vaccine theories. As I mentioned in the news letter, to have a different view on a subject is to suffer the wrath of the cancel culture. Why is it that only one view is allowed to be spoken. You rave about a democracy but I am not allowed to disagree with your views. That is not right.

      I have presented the facts that I was able to dig up in my research about this new vaccine mNRA. The one Maderna is developing does not use fetal cells. I also presented what the Jewish authorities have to say about their views on vaccinations. Why is sharing what they think from the very religious group, the Chabad.org group, wrong? They are not just any old Jewish group. They are a well respected group dedicated to keeping Torah.

      I also presented two article from Catholic scientific research. They too are concerned about fetal cells being used in vaccines. And they found that Moderna and another one did not use fetal cells, which is what the whole vaccine debacle is about. This now makes taking the vaccine produced by Moderna ethical.

      There are people out there who are concerned and do not want to violate their beliefs by using aborted baby cells even those taken from over 50 years ago. This method of vaccine development addresses that very issue and is making it morally acceptable for them to do so and for their families.

      You also said I said it was OK. I did not say it was OK or not OK. I made sure to keep my opinion off the table. I wanted to provide the truth without the bias or slant of anti vaccines people. I just wanted the facts on this mNRA to be shown and let people make up their mind.

      You also said you have vetted me on all the subjects I have taught. And you have not found me to teach lies or errors. You do not agree with me on a few things but you said for the most part I teach the truth. So why do think I am now coming out to teach a flat out lie? Either I am teaching the truth or I am a liar.

      This subject is emotional and divisive. You know and I know it. If people want to support another ministry then go ahead. You know as well as I do that Yehovah is doing a work here that is not being done in any other group. This work will get done with or with out the support of those now want to walk away. It is a real shame I am not allowed the same curtesy of having an opinion and being allowed to express it with out threats and being attacked for doing so. I am not saying you are Glenn, but others most certainly are.
      You will know them not by their knowledge or by their wisdom, you will know them by their love for one another…. Agree and disagree, but if you do not have love for me then you are not my brother.

      Reply
    • Mike

      Many walked away from the ministry of Christ when He walked on this earth. Maybe they did not like how He put mud in a person’s eyes when he Healed them. Maybe, it was anumber of things. In the end, a crowd shouted to kill him because they disagreed with him. One might say that the group proved Him wrong, and thus He was not teaching truth.

      Many walked away from that ministry, and He let them… but, it survived, I think.

      Reply
    • Elaine

      Amen Glenn! i had 2 very good links with 100’s of doctors against these vaccines and this mrns vaccine does too have fetal tissue used in it.

      Reply
  9. Glenn

    ONE more thing …. ALL things come from Yehovah, ALL things good and bad are orchestrated to occur by HIM whether he does it or allows it, it IS his will . SO yes these plagues are from Yehovah allowing Satans wrath to be as his ROD against those who ARE his chosen people but do not DO his will . YES he uses others as his rod just like he is using Assyria as the rod of his anger . Assyria and the beast system is Satans wrath being allowed on Yehovahs people for disobedience ! But in the end Yehovah will have his final wrath on those who destroyed HIS PEOPLE ! We are at that final time to see all this unfold … so be IN Yehovahs palm to be protected and that is through your deep heartfelt faith and conviction(action) to DO all of his will like Yehshua did!
    May Yehovah bless you all and keep you . PEACE!

    Reply
    • Wouter

      Dear Joseph and Glenn,

      I have to say that I am with Glenn on what he wrote to you Joseph. It seems hard when reading it, but writing this to you is love as far as I can tell from his message (I do not know Glenn personally). I also did not understand why you would bring this up. Stay focussed on what matters, the bible and not what a rabbi says or others with agendas like these pump and dump stockmarket companies Moderna and others. And if you do it, than I fully missed the other side as Glenn mentioned. There is good science and real bad ones and it is up to us to discern.

      Thank you brother Glenn for being bold, supporting SM and giving feedback.

      Joseph, I love you and respect you. Many of us can tell YHVH has given you much understanding because you gave up much for Him (like most of us however we all have different tasks to fulfill). I hope you will continue to help many see His calendar and get straight before His throne.

      May Yehovah’s will be done and not ours. May He bless you and protect you in these difficult times Joseph.

      A big hug from your Dutch brother,

      Wouter

      Reply
  10. George Spiteri

    In case you get the Covid-19 Virus – – use a Nebulizer with 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide for 20 minutes sessions, 3 to 4 times a day while awake. No bacterial virus will live in high Oxygen environment. This treatment gets rid of any flu in one day flat.

    Reply
    • Elain

      I agree George, I keep 35% in my med cabinet always including, mms and a host of herbs and extracts, and always vitamin C, colloidal silver ,Zinc Oregano,,ect. All Yah given. Im not taking no vaccines and just love the way the medical teams mark ppl. who refuse vaccines.

      Reply
  11. Philippe

    Joseph, I completely agree with the comments of Glen, you should stick to what you know best and stay away from debating this issue of vaccines because it is so obvious you are clueless and you have not done your home work properly, your research is very limited and bias. you have not been approved of God on that one issue !
    Just like your belief that the end time place of refuge is in the Philippines and you are agreeing with the fanciful imagination of the Gods culture videos, you believe vaccines are harmless ! nothing could be further from the truth. This a very dangerous stand you are taking Joseph, one that is highly accountable in the eyes of God.

    Reply
  12. Hollie Remenda

    Good Evening Joseph and Glen,

    Regarding this newsletter, I have to agree whole heartedly with you Glen. Joe- I think you are wonderful and you are truly blessed. Nobody on earth has taught me as much as you besides a friend of mine (with the grace of Yehovah) over the last 5 years. But Joe- I have to agree with Glen. If you are going to write an article about like this, you need to do the proper journalism and get both sides of the debate. I am sorry but an article you posted from “Anderson Cooper” is laughable. When mainstream media is bought out by the corporations and controlled by certain powers, I do not believe it. Everything you posted in this newsletter was “mainstream media.”

    What about putting a link addressing the harms of vaccines by Dr. Suzanne Humphries?
    (Not going to happen and I am not allowing your link to her, but you are allowed your views)
    Or links to doctors on You Tube losing their jobs exposing the truth about the fear and true infection rate of this virus around the world. Doctors and scientists are being muzzled by governments and health authorities. For what reason????

    I have been on this walk with Yehovah for 5 years and I have come across 3 random people who have seen their children experience serious side effects from vaccines. Coincidence?

    We know that this is a curse from Yehovah. But those who have eyes to see and are watchful (with the knowledge and help from Yehovah) will hopefully be able to discern truth from lies. P.S…….And this is NOT a conspiracy.

    Thanks
    Hollie from Saskatchewan

    Reply
    • Elaine

      Well said, Hollie, i did the same researches and got shot down too. but its ok, others will research even harder to know the truth.
      This newsletter ………. thats all i am saying.

      Reply
  13. Mike

    Personally, I am very thankful for vaccines and plan to take the covid vaccine. I am thank for the protection that the many vaccines that I have taken has given me. I am very thankful and amazed at how knowledge has been increased in these last days. Medical science and the human body is fascinating and continues to give us glimpses at the intricacies of our Creator’s ultimate handywork.

    One should take a moment and consider how the western world of Christiandom/Israel has blessed the world through spreading this knowledge of medical science and health that our Heavenly Father has given to the west. When the world gets sick, they look to us in the west for help because of the knowledge He has given us.

    Reply
  14. Joseph F. Dumond

    I want to submit the following comment taken from FB. I thought it rather good.

    Gigi Bernardino
    The almighty God has given man a free will so that each person could make his/her own choices. Exercise of one’s free will can either be a blessing or a curse or both. God has given man the absolute ability to makes choices in life – to choose good or evil, right or wrong, self or others. But free will has its own limitation. How so? A man cannot choose to make himself righteous because his (sin) nature prevents him from canceling his guilt (Romans 3:23). Yet this limitation does not mitigate our accountability. The Bible is clear that we not only have the ability to choose, we also have the responsibility to choose wisely.
    In thinking through the seemingly complex / ethical and moral issues raised by Catholic bishops notably from Tyler TX (and regurgitated in this chat), there are four or five factors non Catholic Christians should consider.
    1) First, consider what Paul writes, “as we who have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16) consider the questions surrounding vaccination, we should strive to honor Him with how we use that mind.” As Christians, our position on vaccinations should be based on the best available empirical evidence and not on anti-science propaganda, anecdotes, celebrity non-endorsements, or unwarranted skepticism of government institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    2) Second, we should strive to seek the common good (Jer. 29:7). The harm done to children from not getting vaccinated is exponentially greater than the harm, both physical and moral of using the vaccines. Because of herd immunity, the choice to vaccinate our children protects those who cannot receive certain vaccinations due to allergies, ages, or a weakened immune system. We must always consider whether we are using our religious liberty or concern for parental rights as cover for a choice that may cause significant harm to the neighbors we are commanded to love (Matt. 22:36-40).
    3) Third, while we may have a right as parents or religious believers to forgo vaccinations, we also must accept the consequences of our actions. If we choose not to vaccinate our children then we must accept that there will be some public institutions in which your children cannot participate. Also, a parent who refuses to have their child vaccinated is morally responsible for the outcome of that choice. If their child were to get sick and/or die because of the rejection of the vaccine or cause other children to become sick, they would be morally culpable. Same principles apply for ourselves.
    4) Christ, in response to Peter’s question ‘what defiles a man’, unequivocally said, “There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
    Christ also advised His disciples that ” if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. ”
    5) From a Jewish perspective, the amazingly quick development of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 is a fulfillment of the biblical imperative to continue the divine act of creation as well as the Almighty’s role of healing. There is an earliest published Torah material concerning vaccination in 1785. Alexander ben Solomon Nanisch of Hamburg, who had lost two of his own children to smallpox, published a work entitled Aleh Terufah in London containing a responsum concerning the permissibility according to Jewish law of inoculation against smallpox. Despite public opposition to this new inoculation, the Jewish majority opinion that stressed not only permissibility but even obligation for vaccination, had prevailed. Interestingly, Edward Jenner who conquered smallpox by inserting pus extracted from a cowpox pustule on the hand of milkmaid into a healthy boy who then gained immunity from his minimal exposure, is likened to Pfizer and Moderna – both developed vaccines that use a synthetic version of coronavirus genetic material to program a person’s cells to churn out many copies of a fragment of the virus. That fragment sets off alarms in the immune system and stimulates it to attack if the person is exposed to the real virus. Isn’t this an incredible and profound scientific reality that “the bad” (like the bitter water of Exodus 15) which contains the key to its elimination? It is precisely in the aftermath of that biblical revelation that God identifies Himself as divine healer. Do you doubt this?
    With all that being said, God is not only interested but also closely examines the motives of our hearts. A motive is the underlying reason for any action. Proverbs 16:2 says, “All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.” Human beings can operate from a variety of motivations, often negative. Pride, anger, revenge, a sense of entitlement, or the desire for approval can all be catalysts for our actions. Because our hearts are so deceitful, we should constantly evaluate our own motives and be willing to be honest with ourselves about why we are choosing a certain action.

    Reply
  15. Joseph F. Dumond

    And one more comment I would like have added.

    Gigi Bernardino
    9 hrs ·
    Conspiracy theories on covid 19 abound but the mother of ’em all is believing that this pandemic is a plot by the globalist elite not only to take away people’s freedoms but to create a one-world centralized government. The behavior of conspiracy theories is like the viruses themselves which are spreading just as rapidly online as covid 19 does offline. Surprisingly, these conspiracy theories are ONLY limited to nations who botched the pandemic response with USA acclaimed the number 1 rank. But as you travel optically on the globe, there are exemplar countries that have succeeded at flattening the curve. Ideal example is Taiwan which recorded its first case of the coronavirus on Jan. 21, but has managed to keep its number of confirmed cases to just 639 with 7 deaths as of Nov. 27. Equally outstanding is Vietnam’s resiliency which comes rather naturally. Vietnamese followed the directions of the government and health officials (with science based facts), making the safety of all the country’s first priority. To date, the reported confirmed cases are just 1,339 with 35 deaths. Other exemplar nations are New Zealand, Thailand, Mali, Aruba, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, even China capped their deaths at 4,600, Myanmar, Slovakia, Japan, etc.. All these exemplar nations implemented five phases of preparedness and response framework: prevent, detect, contain, treat and recovery in a unified way between responsible government (i.e. strong leadership) and a strong community spirit was deemed an essential element in the fight to contain the virus.
    Furthermore, one of the most needed and lifesaving services during the pandemic has been accurate and reliable information about the virus, including on its spread, prevention, recognition of symptoms and importantly, on debunking myths and misinformation around it.
    False or misleading information about the virus, including conspiracy theories have greatly hampered efforts to ensure the circulation of reliable information. Sadly, as the world fights this deadly virus, the most challenging crisis some nations have faced (notably USA) since the WW 2 is the epidemic of misinformation.

    Reply
    • K. Anne

      This plague is from Yah. I agree! If you are keeping his laws, commandments and word you will be covered. Why are you worried or even talking about a vaccine. Your covering/protection is from Yah. the word that has been given to me this entire time is do not fear the virus, fear yah. Be humble, meek and spread Yah’s love.

      Reply
      • Nadia

        Well said K. Anne! My thoughts exactly

        Reply
  16. Johanan

    Well, I for one am grateful about this controversial subject being dared to take on for more than one reason. It gives perspective from different viewpoints of which you can base your decision whether you vaccinate or not. What really baffles me that this subject brings out the worst in people, every-single-time. So, to understand the Torah, we rely on teachers. After all, that’s one of the gifts given to the congregation, right? Some are good teachers, some are a bit less and others outright false teachers. To me, Joseph is a good teacher, bringing the Torah alive back to Israel in these last days. Does he have everything right? Probably not, but not a single teacher has. Unless Joseph states it explicitly what his point of view is on this subject, I can neither agree of disagree with him but maybe that is not what this is about. What if it’s not the subject of this newsletter, but rather about how we treat each other? Can we love one another in spite what we believe to agree or disagree with a person? What if Yehovah is weeding out the chaff from the wheat?

    I’ve seen some harsh comments from people – condemning ones even – both here and elsewhere. Is that really necessary? Let me ask you this: ‘Where is the love?’

    Reply
    • Wouter

      Amen!

      We can agree or disagree but be respectful and try to build up and not break down. Thanks Johanan!

      Shalom, Wouter

      Reply
    • Anon

      Yeah, you know that song ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’? Apparently, everything:)

      Reply
  17. Ella Morgan

    Since the virus is from Yehovah, why should we seek a vaccine to prevent it.

    Reply
    • Stephen in Kansas

      Well said! If we truly trust in Yah consider this: Duet 7:15 And YHWH will remove from you all sickness. He will not lay upon you any of the terrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but He will inflict them on all who hate you.

      No fear of covid here. No need for vaccines either.

      Reply
  18. Henry Mate

    Its worryingly disturbing how far man has fallen.
    Instead of seeking to know how toobey the eternals instructions,international man minded firms are busy researching for vaccine.
    Many a men are as we talk volunteering to be their Guinea pigs.
    Will man ever return in obedience?
    I believe he needs to before its too late.
    But will he?
    The prophet reminds humanity of its choice in the book of Jeremiah 6:16

    Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

    Reply
  19. Stephen Skillitzi

    In reference to this ‘take-it-or-leave-it’, too-selectively-sourced ‘Vaccination’ compilation-article by the always esteemed Scriptural Calendrical expert, J. Dumond.
    Some of my ongoing personally-admonishing, admittedly-counterintuitive Memes [whilst engaging robustly in controversial academic, political, medical, philosophical, religious issues since the 1960s] are:
    1/ Trying manfully to disprove cherished beliefs wars against human nature, as much as water flowing upstream.
    2/ Believing a fresh error is easier than dissuasion from an accepted error, or “drawing sweet water from a bitter well”.
    3/ The higher the leader’s group status, the less flexible is his lateral-thinking.
    4/ Cognitive Dissonances, Virtue-Signals, and paradigm-driven Echo-Chambers neatly define successful self-deceiving Propaganda.
    5/ The more focussed and dogmatic the public posture, the less likely is any deep private research.
    6/ The more cerebrally-tenuous the opinion is, the tastier and more aggressively-offered is the sheeple’s generic ‘Kool-Aid’.
    7/ Conceptual-Clarity and Communal-Consensus are, if in reverse order, antithetical bedfellows, fostering dreaded ‘Cancel-Culture’.
    8/ Mature opinions rest upon, and are proven by, one’s acknowledged cogency when attempting a summary of oppositional platforms.
    9/ ‘Straw-man’ rebuttals [tangential or hyperbolic] rot the credibility of unwitting simpletons.
    10/ What is not articulated, through sly evasion, often shouts loudest in the ear of a discerning soul than that which is actually spoken.

    Reply
  20. Victoria Koorzen

    This argument and calling people hypocritical is absurd. There is no logic in comparing “normal” medication to a vaccine with dubious contents. This newsletter clarified the “aborted tissue issue” and nothing else.

    Reply
  21. Lucinda Robinson

    Dear Joseph and saints,

    I have respectfully read this article thoroughly and highly disagree with you. You are very mistaken and have quoted articles from sources known to cover up vaccination injury.

    If you want to know anything about vaccinations and their real intent and outcomes, go to http://www.vac-info.com. This FACT based website has volumes of proofs, researches, trials, personal stories of the negative, unhealthy effects of vaccinations.

    I have studied this issue of vaccinations for decades as an herbalist from a BIBLICAL perspective. I have even written a torah based book named SHOT DETOX available on Amazon teaching others how to rid yourself of the poisons, heavy metals, and deleterious effects of vaccinations and multiple vaccinations. I have worked with many people with vaccination damage directly correlated to the DAY of vaccination.

    Here are some FACTS your readers should consider-

    #1- If you truly think this covid virus is a plague directly from Yehovah, do you really think a vaccination made by man is going to cure it?

    #2- The fact is this is a virus, a protein fragment, altered to cause alarming symptoms in the body as a form of warfare and control. It was developed with the help of the CDC, Harvard, and Chinese scientists together, released in Wuhan, and then spread all over the world. Anyone with an already compromised immune system ( by years of bad health habits, years of taking drugs of any kind, years of eating fake foods, years of taking injections of any kind like OTHER vaccinations, years of eating the filthy unclean animals of the Scriptural, etc.) will be highly affected by it. And highly affected by ANY disease passing in their community, by the way. Yehovah predicted it would happen. He did not say where it EXACTLY would come from. He just said it would happen.

    #3-The CDC and Wikipedia have identical charts (under vaccination ingredients) of what is in each vaccination now commonly used. Keep in mind, this is just what the CDC ALLOWS you to know what is in each vaccine. Vaccine paper inserts are much more reliable. You will find that aborted fetal cell lines, heavy metals, known poisons, unclean animal DNA are all the norm in these vaccines. As one reseacher said, you can not make a modern vaccine without fetal cell lines. To me, it is a type of witchcraft’s brew in each one. If we are to touch no unclean thing or take in no unclean thing, you can not even consider taking any of these.

    #4- There is a VAST difference in taking in BY MOUTH and GOING THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS BEING BROKEN DOWN BY THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM a one time ibuprofen to take down swelling or an aspirin (from white willow bark) to help suppress pain or a temporary antibiotic to kill off deadly strains of bacteria( although there are herbs that will do the same job), or even chemo (which I despise as an herbalist because I know herbs that correct cancer) to cure cancer- all of which will be eventually ELIMINATED by the body, COMPARED TO having something injected directly into your flesh-muscles-undigested where it will stay for a lifetime and interact with your DNA! One affects you for a short period of time and repair and processes can then go on. The other affects you for a lifetime and can cause lifetime damage.

    #5- Most importantly, Yehovah gave you an immune system. If you feed it organically grown foods and natural medicines, it will protect you. That does not mean you will never get sick. It means if you use your immune system wisely, you will be able to eventually overcome any sickness when you are confronted with a challenge to it. My torah based book NATURAL HERBAL THERAPY on Amazon explains from a Scriptural standpoint how this is done.

    #6- The issue of taking in blood- There is a difference from injecting SOMEONE ELSE’S whole blood into your bloodstream and taking IV’S of plasma, platelets, vitamins, and minerals. Separated and filtered plasma and platelets have no DNA distinction, nor do they carry in with it the list of filth in the following sentence. Whole blood, even whole blood scanned for some pathogens, can contain gender specific DNA, and can also contain heavy metals, drugs, diseases, fungi, parasites, viruses, bacteria, etc. I would never suggest taking whole blood, but would suggest plasma, platelets, vitamins, minerals, and even filtered organic coconut water (used in WW2 for blood transfusions) if absolutely needed. I would also suggest hourly use of chlorophyll liquid, dandelion and fenugreek tea, and carrot juice to RAPIDLY build blood NATURALLY after large blood losses.

    #7- I personally am very wary of the extremely nice people in the extremely nice offices being extremely nice to you while they fill you with death producing poisons.

    #8- We are promised protection in the midst of horrible things in the Scriptures IF we live in torah based, faith based obedience to His will and words. Period. But we have to do our part by living in physical purity, cleanliness, eating real organic food, staying away from known sick people, and torah obedience. A passing community sickness is different than being constantly bombarded by chemtrails, tainted foods by pesticides and herbicides and additives, tainted water, contaminated air, and direct injection of live diseases! Both we can not totally control, but some are more deadly than others by the piling on effect. Live as physically and spiritually clean as you can.

    #9- I have personally met Dr. Andrew Wakefield and had lunch and a long conversation with him. He was, before, a very shy quiet doctor who noticed data from vaccination damage was altered and became, unwillingly, as he told me, now a worldwide spokesperson for vaccination damage. He is a very humble man, very informed, and very tired from the fight. But he is still a champion, informing people of the severe dangers of vaccinations. He has several films out now proving his findings.

    #10- Many of you have friends and family in the medical profession who allow themselves to remain uninformed in this area. Just because they are, does not mean you have to be.

    #11- Revelation indicates the last great man to man battle on earth will be about controlling other men by way of Pharmekia- the drugging of others for the point of control. Think that over very carefully as you see the vast push to use pharmaceuticals for every body affecting condition from here on out to the millennium. We are in that battle right now!

    #12- When medical ethics cross Scriptural commands, as a believer, the Scriptural command has to win. Vaccinations contain Scripturally unclean animal DNA, chimera DNA( the combining of 2 or more different animal DNAS), blood, aborted male or female fetal cell lines and more things that the Scripture says to earth bury, burn, or wash away from the body to keep them from coming in contact with human bodies. Do you really think it is holy to directly inject them into your body?

    #13- Covid responds to 10 grams ester, buffered Vitamin C daily, zinc, Vitamin D, lemongrass oil, pine needle oil, eucalyptus oil, quinine, goldenseal tea, mullein tea, and most likely many other natural things around the world. These have already been used successfully to stop its spread by different health workers.

    #14- Covid vaccines from Astra Zeneca contain recombinant DNA (which can be a combination of human and animal DNA or chimera-a combo of more than one animal) and MRC-5 from aborted fetal cell lines and ethanol. Period.

    #15- It is possible that the whole issue of gender confusion may have its roots in the effects of vaccinations as there are male or female DNA cell lines in them that may affect the opposite sex receiving them.

    I respectfully and lovingly offer this information. There are deceivers in every profession now, especially if it has to do with power over others or money. Do not vaccinate for anything. Use natural medicines like herbs, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, etc. that have been freely given to us by the Father above.

    I have been a torah believer for 50 years at this point.

    Lucinda Robinson
    Natural Herbal Therapy

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Shalom Lucinda, I know you and we have had many a talk, but the moment you mention chem trails, you discredit yourself as a conspiracy follower. And the moment you justify the use of Pharmakia when it suits you for this treatment or that you become a hypocrite. NO disrespect intended.

      You have restated the anti vaccine position but you have not addressed the mNRA development.

      Let me restate what one person said.
      There is an earliest published Torah material concerning vaccination in 1785. Alexander ben Solomon Nanisch of Hamburg, who had lost two of his own children to smallpox, published a work entitled Aleh Terufah in London containing a responsum concerning the permissibility according to Jewish law of inoculation against smallpox. Despite public opposition to this new inoculation, the Jewish majority opinion that stressed not only permissibility but even obligation for vaccination, had prevailed. Interestingly, Edward Jenner who conquered smallpox by inserting pus extracted from a cowpox pustule on the hand of milkmaid into a healthy boy who then gained immunity from his minimal exposure, is likened to Pfizer and Moderna – both developed vaccines that use a synthetic version of coronavirus genetic material to program a person’s cells to churn out many copies of a fragment of the virus. That fragment sets off alarms in the immune system and stimulates it to attack if the person is exposed to the real virus. Isn’t this an incredible and profound scientific reality that “the bad” (like the bitter water of Exodus 15) which contains the key to its elimination? It is precisely in the aftermath of that biblical revelation that God identifies Himself as divine healer. Do you doubt this?

      Do not rehash the old conspiracy crap. Please look at this and discuss it. Or not.

      Reply
      • Lucinda Robinson

        Brother,

        You know I respect you in the area you are THE singular expert in- the sabbatical and jubilee years.

        Chemtrails are real and damaging-repentant pilots have attested to their USAGE AND damage as well as soil samples have revealed their contents. See the movie WHAT INTHE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?

        The vaccines in the 1700’s and 1800’s were vastly different than the ones now. Fetal cell lines are the norm for the grow of the viruses because a protein strain is needed for replication.

        Although I mentioned the outcome of using some simple drugs, it does not mean I support their use. I was showing the final out come of each one’s use.

        I have stated basic facts on this issue. I seek love and unity. I still stand on the absolute idea of not taking any vaccinations ever.

        Reply
        • Joseph F. Dumond

          Shalom Lucinda, we all know FB is full of conspiracy teachings. We also know I have been warning against them for some time to no avail. People love gossip. They love to Lashon HArah those they have associated with that industry. This is an evil in itself. Vaccinations has been taken over by conspiracy people. They want to fight this war. But they are not protesting the abortion industry with such vigour. Abortions do not have the intrigue of the deep state and depopulation that vaccines and conspiracies do.
          Nor are they fighting mad about Pharmakia unless it fits their narrow narrative of vaccines. Then it is a huge crime. So when you used it to decry vaccines I called you out on it. I have great respect for you in your field of study. But I called you and all those who cry Pharakai hypocrites. You use epidurals to ease the pain of child birth. You race to get an epipen shot if you get stung by a bee. Why not just stand there and have faith God will heal you. When people have operations they go under the anesthesiologist so as not to feel the pain of the witch doctor. Sorry at this time they are not witch doctors because people need them. DO you not see the hypocrisy here. Those with lime disease seek doctors and the many pills that come from the Pharmecy industry to help them with their ailment. It is not pharmakia then.
          There is a fentanyl plague right now across the USA and Canada. People are dying. Why are you all not protesting this atrocious sickness? It would require you to get your hands dirty. Naloxone is the chemical they give these drug overdose people to help them survive. Why not just let them die. Cry out Pharmakia and let them die. See if God will save them by their faith. So I take great issue when you and others who cry Pharmakia about vaccines and not about its use in the rest of our society. It is hypocritical to do so and after crying pharmakia pharmakia to then go and get your inulin shot. So I am calling you all out on this issue. Stop being hypocrites.
          Pamela said I was an expert in the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and calendar issues. I thank her and others for saying that. They then go on to say that because I am not an expert in vaccines, that I am not allowed to voice my opinions on it. ESPECIALLY when they contradict the mob. I have also had the silent brethren write me and thank me for having this debate and exposing the hypocrisy of many of you. Most of you are not experts on vaccines either and yet you feel quite free to state your views on it. Again this is hypocrisy. A number of people say I am great at research but then say I took a stupid pill when it comes to vaccines.

          Pamela knows I have consulted with her on this subject many months ago. Many months ago I began to do my own research into this divisive and conspiracy plagued subject cutting out all the idiotic things people say. Just looking for the truth. So if I am great researcher in some areas as many of you have said, then why could I not put those talents to use here on this subject? The objections come from those I suspect who are incapable of doing their own research and only repeat what others tell them.

          Let me address the chem trails thing you seem to be upset over. When you go outside on a cold day and breath out. You have a mist that can be seen. It is caused by the difference in temperature from your body heat to the air that is below freezing. That is why you see it and once it becomes the same temperature it disappears.

          A jet engine like any engine produces exhaust that comes from the used up gasoline which is used to make the engine turn. It is the same as your car and you can see the car exhaust when there is a great temperature difference. The exhaust is full of chemicals. Your car is leaving a chem trail. Airplanes fly high up in the atmosphere where the temperatures can be as low as -60 below. The temperature difference between the exhaust and the outside freezing air is what you see when an airplane flies by. Yes there are chemical in the exhaust from the combusted engine. But it is not chem trails as some call it. The reason you see lines in the sky is because aircraft have to fly in certain lanes in the air and at certain altitudes so as not to hit each others. I was a budding pilot at one time sp that makes me qualified. I suspect many of the chem trail people were never pilots so they should not be allowed to speak about this subject.
          As the winds blow the exhaust lines move and then the next plane comes and leaves another exhaust trail as it flies in the same place the previous planes flew. The winds move it over and the next one comes.
          When people claim chem trails they betray their studying under Alex Jones and just how far from the truth they have erred.

          Now I ridicule those who subscribe to conspiracy verbiage and believe that nonsense. For them to share that nonsense and then try to witness the Torah, discredits them and it in no wonder many christians do not see the great things in Torah. Far too many have mixed the truth of Yehovah with conspiracy crap. Using them both together is what causes people to turn away. They think we are all nut jobs. This is why I attack conspiracy teachings with such vigour. So that your credibility in presenting Torah and Yehovah will not be tarnished. But few listen to me. This is also why I tolerate zero discussion about it on our zoom meetings. It is a complete waste of time. And it does not help anyone come to know Yehovah.

          So when Karen and Wilson presented evidence about the mRNA vaccine, I applauded them. They do not agree with my position, but they debated with me intelligently and politely. They did not attack my character. They did not say I was not qualified to talk about this subject. They just debated with me. Awesome. If only everyone were as mature and intelligent enough to do so. But many are not so they resort to calling me Satan and evil. Others call me and threaten myself and my wife. Others with low intelligence get mad and storm away and take all their marbles with them. And all of this has happened from those people who think they are or call themselves “brethren”. If they are brethren then what the tares look like. They look like the wheat but they are not they are tares. You will know them by their love for one another.

          Lucinda you did not talk about mRNA with me. You went into your anti vaccine montra or mahantra.
          You did not discuss how essential oils also cause cellular changes in the same way mRNA does. That was disappointing because I do as, you know, have a great deal of respect for you.
          But if I am not qualified to speak on this subject then neither are any of you. None of us are virologist. Only Dr. Fauci is but many of you have already labeled him as an evil person and slandered his name and credibility with lashon harah. And not one of you see that as being wrong.

          In my article I brought out things that most of you will not share. That the Jews do use vaccines and I shared with you why. I did this because there are some people with children who are being bombarded by anti vaccine doctrines. Let them have all the facts and then make up their own minds.

          You are to judge angels. But if you can’t have an intelligent conversation about vaccines or any other subject then why would I let you judge me. I will not be judge for mixing conspiracy teachings with Torah. I will be judged on Torah.

          So all of you. Stop with the slander. Stop with the threats to me and my family. Stop with the conspiracies. Talk intelligently about the mRNA or don’t talk at all.

          Reply
  22. Johnny Kern

    Brother Dumond,
    Seeing how you feel about masks and vaccines, as you continue searching for property in Orbit for a Kibbutz, will you require that all participants/members wear masks and be vaccinated?
    I am not going, as it appears now, but I believe those that are planning to go deserve to have this information. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Johnny Kern

      That was suppose to say Ophir.

      Reply
  23. Just ger

    Peter Bowes. I have warned you before and do so now again. Racial biggotry will not be tolerated in any form here. Time you grew up and went to another site. I have nothing to teach you here.

    Reply
  24. Philippe

    Joseph here are some more information about this new covid vaccine
    An Invisible Quantum Dot ‘Tattoo’ has been created by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to be implanted with the covid vaccine. Researchers from MIT have created an ink that can be safely embedded  in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special smartphone camera app and filter.
    The invisible “tattoo” accompanying the vaccine is a pattern made up of minuscule quantum dots – tiny semiconducting crystals that reflect light – that glows under infrared light. The pattern – and vaccine – gets delivered into the skin using hi-tech dissolvable microneedles made of a mixture of polymers and sugar. 
    Part of the plan for vaccination against the coronavirus is to inject people with syringes that contain implantable “quantum dot” tattoos, which really are a type of microchip . 
    Dr. Madej notes that Moderna’s vaccine includes a luciferase enzyme that not only facilitates RNA reprogramming of an antigen but also has bioluminescent properties (glows) that can facilitate confirmation of your vaccination by, let’s say, scanning your injection site to “read the glowing enzyme, kind of like a bar-code,” 
    The use of hydrogel as part of the plan to engineer synthetic and genetically modify human cell lines is in the creation of vaccines.
    This has the ability to both read and modify the mDNA & the mRNA of the Human Genome. 
    These vaccines are completely experimental technologies going way beyond traditional medical science. 
    The use of these Frankenstein technologies to be implanted in human bodies HAS NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE.  One wonders why are all these extraordinary technological researches and developments  for a COVID-19 coronavirus that only kills 0.00049% of the human population (or 5 in 10,000), most of these cases being people with co-morbidities like obesity or diabetes).? 
    Last September 2019, an annual summit was hosted by the ID2020 alliance, composed of significant partners from around the world. Microsoft, GAVI (Global Alliance of Vaccines and Immunizations), The Rockefeller Foundation, and a growing number of partners from international governments, universities, and humanitarian relief programs. The entire summit was sponsored by the UN Office of Information Communications Technology, the UN Refugee Agency, the International Telecommunication Union and the Danish Mission to the UN.

    The mission of the ID2020 alliance is “Accelerating technology to ensure that everyone in need has access to a unique digital identity as part of their basic human right.”
    During the 2019 summit, ID2020 announced it’s latest program “Recognizing the opportunity for immunization to serve as a platform for digital identity, this program leverages existing vaccination and birth registration operations to offer newborns a persistent and portable biometrically-linked digital identity.”  GAVI, the Global Vaccine Alliance, who have vaccinated 198 million children since 2016, making these immunizations a platform for providing digital identity profiles to every child.

    Organizations, like Everest, already in possession of the technology, actively working to remove the ‘barriers’ of devices and borders to buy, sell and verify your identity. 
    More recently, ID2020 launched it’s first “Certification Mark” certifying end-to-end digital identity solutions.
    This vaccine technology has an Antichrist Spirit-Driven Agenda
    Never has there been in human history such an aggressive, coordinated effort to create a mark that will identify every person on an international scale and link this mark to one’s ability to buy and sell.
    Though these programs spearheaded by ID2020 are masquerading as humanitarian projects intended for the greater good of humanity, they are, in actuality, creating a gateway to make the one-world, cashless society a reality in the Tribulation period.

    Joseph, I find it very troubling that you dismiss everything that is not in your view or in your knowledge as conspiracy theories. How convenient ! what I have just shared here, do you really think are conspiracy theories ? do the research and you will find all this information on government/ corporation official websites.
    Let me tell you it is no Conspiracy Theory, it is a Conspiracy Fact. It’s a fact that this is happening and it’s a fact that it’s a conspiracy. After I read your pro-vaccination article ,I was in shock, I honestly think Joseph, unknowingly and ignorantly, you are promoting the Mark of the Beast ! Hos 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy Elohim, I will also forget thy children. https://harbingersdaily.com/id-2020/

    Reply
  25. Dora Goebel

    Thank you for your news letters. This may be one of the only times I’ve commented since reading your weekly letters from 2012 to now. 2012 is when I came to find the Lamp. Your article really struck a error cord in my heart and mind. It made me believe you are advocating for vaccines for the love of our neighbors and community. I haven’t used pharmaceutical drugs for about 8 years now.
    One thing that always stands out for me “YHVH created life giving food according to Gen 1:11,12, 29”. He gave us that which is life giving (nutrition) which is what is found in herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables and grains. Pharmaceutical drugs do NOT give you nutrients that restore, heal or bring forth new life. I love my neighbor and community by keeping Torah and caring for my body/temple. Keeping myself clean makes me a non participant in contaminating others. It is each individual’s responsibility to keep a clean, healthy temple. A vaccine will not do what YHVH does. Hoping you were just testing us.

    Best regards and love in Messiah,
    Dora Goebel

    Reply
  26. Jim Heffelbower

    Sorry, Joe. I have to vote with Glenn on this issue. I believe I recently commented about the need to stay in your lane.

    While I may agree that YHVH brought the plague, it is a lot like the curse where Israel will flee when no one is pursuing. He did say He would discipline His people with the rod of men, yes? There is no sign of repentance in the nation that I can see.

    Even if it is no more deadly than the yearly flu, many believe it to be real and therefore perception is reality. Here in Michigan we had about 750 daily cases and 7-10 people dying daily during the summer. That is about a 1 -1.5 % mortality rate. One day last week, Wednesday I believe, the two day count was about 16,000 cases and 174 people dying. About a 1.1% death rate. Pretty much the same as during the summer but much higher numbers. Were the numbers true?

    HOWEVER, of the 174 people who died, 104 were people the State had revised to claim CV-19 was now to be considered the REAL cause of death. I can only assume these same kinds of games are being played in the other Demon-crat run states. If you take out the revisions the mortality rate is just .044% or 4.5 deaths per 1,000. This amount is pretty much the same as when they do not add any revisions to the numbers. I don’t think it unlikely that with the Dems desire to use CV-19 as a weapon to meet their global domination utopia that .0044 is an inflated number.

    They bumped the number of deaths up by putting CV positive patients in the nursing and assisted living homes. It has been widely reported, not in the MSM which only does propaganda for the Dems, that fully 40% of all CV-19 deaths were in nursing homes or assisted living and 94% of those people who passed on had at least 2 co-morbidities. Frankly, they deliberately killed them.

    I’m not sure where you get your news from but I can tell you during my audit travels to western Canada, pre-2010, I became very aware the U.S. media was no longer reporting the news. The Canadian papers were far more filled with relevant information. I doubt that is the case anymore.

    A decent percentage of those of us who went to Sukkot this fall came back and ended up with CV-19 within a week. I was sick for 3 days and had a positive test. My wife never got a test but was sick for two weeks. On the 11th day she went to the Dr and was prescribed a Z-Pac. Four days latter she was probably at about 85% full strength, from probably 40% for over a week. She never gets sick but I have COPD also.

    This week an article came out in from John Hopkins, (which was nearly immediately removed from the internet! Why? Did it not fit the right MSM narrative?), a leading research medical school, stating that the total number of deaths in the U.S. last year was up by about 11,000 from the prior year. That doesn’t make a lot of sense when you consider that we’ve already had, supposedly, 260,000+ people die from CV-19. This is about 9% of all deaths in the U.S. this year (2,900,000- about the same for the last 4 years). CV-19 is supposedly a (the?) leading cause of death in the U.S. this year surpassing even heart disease! Funny how all those other causes of death all went down substantially while CV-19 picked up all their decline so there is statistically no change in the nation’s death rate. How did that happen? Lies!

    I think YHVH is trying to let people know that if we want to lie to ourselves about how we don’t have to obey His Word then He will give us a measure for measure judgment by giving us leaders who will lie to us and try and tear down our Constitution, just like we tear down His Word! Is anyone waking up? Not that I can see! I do not see any signs of repentance by our nation!

    With regard to vaccines, it is kind of hard to tell people who have autistic children, who were normal just days before getting a vaccination, that vaccines were not the cause of the drastic life changes in their child. I don’t think you will win on that issue and we are told to follow after peace, right?

    Have you ever heard of “astro-turfing”? Look up TEDD Talks and watch Sharyl Attkinson’s talk on astro-turfing. Apply what you learn to vaccines. The medical field makes lots of money from vaccines. It is always about the money!

    Sharyl is truly an investigative reporter and the FBI set her up for some of the things she exposed under the Obama administration. She currently has a case going on against some of the former FBI leadership, the same ones that attempted to frame POTUS. Some classified docs were released late last year giving her the information necessary to proceed with her case. We do need to know who we can trust.

    I look forward each week to your teachings on the Word of YHVH.

    May YHVH’s Peace Keep You,
    Jim

    Reply
  27. johan

    Thank you Jospeph,

    I would like to be informed and therefor will post two terms which I came across in research: CRISPR gene editing & gain of function research.
    I prayed to Yah for a meeting (hopefully here in Jerusalem) with somebody who from a scholarly / scientific background can explain these terms and use.

    Shalom to y’all.
    Johan

    Reply
  28. Stephen Skillitzi

    I offer comment #53, probably the last one, as interest always wanes after a few days. I recon 53 blogs would be a record for this site.

    Me as an educator of adults since the 1960s: for someone to ATTRACT attention, be deliberately editorially-provocative, and dismissive of blogged-alternatives, as J.D. has been herein…. ‘in spades’.

    Question #1: how many vaccinations do you think likely in the Kingdom Age following 2045 C.E. I say: “ZERO vaccines”.
    So why not model in 2020C.E. any Torah-believer’s medical orientation towards that Kingdom Age paradigm instead of the current ‘pharmakia’ ‘playing-god’ advocators, who are proudly supplanting YHVH’s gift of a viable immune system with their worldly experimental concoctions?

    #2: Has J.D.’s endorsement of ‘pro-vaccinator platforms’ secured his favour with the arguably-satanic medical powers-that-be and their subservient mainstream BigTech.? I say: “Yes, definitely!”

    #3: Where is the evidence J.D. has ACTUALLY researched the platforms of those ‘vaccine-hesitators’ who he excoriates as dumbed-down crap-spewing Conspiracy Theorists? I say: “No evidence presented!”

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Here to the hypocritical response to me sharing information for people to look at. Stephen said:
      Question #1: how many vaccinations do you think likely in the Kingdom Age following 2045 C.E. I say: “ZERO vaccines”.
      So why not model in 2020C.E. any Torah-believer’s medical orientation towards that Kingdom Age paradigm instead of the current ‘pharmakia’ ‘playing-god’ advocators, who are proudly supplanting YHVH’s gift of a viable immune system with their worldly experimental concoctions?

      Assuming Stephen to be correct, then let us also stop al use of Insulin for those with diabetes. We should also stop the use of pepto bismol for those with stomach indigestion. Everyone using a epipen for allergic reaction is also showing great lack of faith for not trusting in God. Any woman who has an epidural to ease the giving of birth is also a sinner if we extract this foolish line of thinking out to be all inclusive.

      Those taking medication for parkinsons or HIV or chemo or any of the many sicknesses now plaguing the entire earth should stop doing so immediately as they are all derived from Pharmakia. We must also ban the use of aspirin and ibuprofen as they too are made from Pharmakia.

      Pharmakia is the mixing of various chemicals to get a result. Shall we then put all chemical use into the pharmakia bucket and ban the use of all plastics and anything that requires you to use chemistry to find a solution.
      Are we now going back to the middle dark ages when people were burned at the stake as witches for doing chemical experiments?

      In the same way as Pavlogs dog salivated as soon as they heard the attendant coming, the mere mentioning of the word vaccine causes many to salivate with hysteria. I do appreciate the few who have discussed this subject with reason and logic. I am not able to say the same to the majority who do so with insults and slander.

      Reply
      • Stephen Skillitzi

        Joseph F. Dumond on November 30, 2020 at 3:56 pm
. J.D. says:”Here to the HYPOCRITICAL response to me sharing information for people to look at…….the mere mentioning of the word vaccine causes many to salivate with HYSTERIA…..Are we now going back to the middle DARK AGES when people were burned at the stake as witches for doing chemical experiments?”

        J.D.: Your rebuttal attempt of my #1 query is amusing to me, who has spent a long career bouncing off such tangential hyperbolic exchanges in my characteristically non-“hypocritical” and non-“hysterical” and non-“dark ages” way. Ironically, as an innovative Glaze and Glass craftsman/technician my career was in part dedicated to “doing chemical experiments”. Go figure!!
        My key caveat you overlooked in your hasty put-down was: “the current ‘pharmakia’ ‘playing-god’ advocators, who are proudly supplanting YHVH’s GIFT of a viable immune system with their worldly experimental concoctions” . I repeat: “YHVH’s GIFT”. Yet you erroneously extrapolate in your rant that that caveat implies I condemn any and all pharmaceuticals. Axiomatically:NO!
        As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet: ‘Thou doth protest too much, methinks”.
        Or as I chimed in a previous blog of “my 10 memes” herein. “9/: ‘Straw-man’ rebuttals [tangential or hyperbolic] rot the credibility of simpletons.”
        Non-simpletons use another of YHVH’s gifts, ie. sufficient discernment to separate out and weigh complex oft-conflicted issues [read, personal and communal health autonomy and risk/benefit analyses].

        Remaining unaddressed by J.D. is my:”#2: Has J.D.’s endorsement of ‘pro-vaccinator platforms’ secured his favour with the arguably-satanic medical powers-that-be and their subservient mainstream BigTech.? I say: “Yes, definitely!” ”

        And “#3: Where is the evidence J.D. has ACTUALLY researched the platforms of those ‘vaccine-hesitators’ who he excoriates as dumbed-down crap-spewing Conspiracy Theorists? I say: “No evidence presented!” “

        Reply
  29. Philippe

    Joseph, how can you compare Insulin, pepto bismol, epipen or even  epidural and medication for parkinsons or HIV or chemo to the deadly concoction of the Covid vaccine ?
    Pharmakiea will change the chemistry of your body but this Luciferian vaccine will change your DNA forever ! 
    People who have received the trial covid vaccine have reported: “They have killed God in me, I cannot feel God anymore, my soul is dead, I am so lost !!!!!
    Many doctors have explained once you take this DNA altering vaccine, there is no turning back, it will stay in you until you die and this is why Scripture says you are lost forever, you become marked for perdition out of your own willingness to give yourself up to this deception.
    That is the Mark of the Beast indeed! Please google dr Carrie Madej videos on bitchute because she has been banned on youtube.  Also DR. MICHAEL YEADON , DR ROGER HODKINSON. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=Vb4VRp8KznE&fbclid=IwAR2CgDDnARIthPk3iOKBMisTpHRxXk8HgoZTKLQflgW9aZtoBS_hbt24gNU&app=desktop

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Either screaming pharmakia is for all things made in pharmacies or it is not. And if it is not then who decides which is which. Those of you on facebook? Your quote is not substantiated with facts and is laughable. It is hysteria and is not helpful to the general public.
      You are aware that essential oils do the exact same thing that you are claiming is so terrible.

      https://www.saratoga.com/healing-health-wellness/2018/01/multi-factorial-effects-essential-oils-immunity-health-cellular-health-aging-epigenetics/
      The Multi-Factorial Epigenetic Effects of Essential Oils for Supporting Immunity, Cellular Vitality, and Aging
      Last week, I discussed how essential oils are able to act as environmental influencers to alter our cellular functions at the DNA level. This is known as epigenetics. Many people who are savvy health blog followers have heard of this term, but may be confused by what it is.

      According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms.” It stores our biological information and the genetic instructions on growth, reproduction, and other living processes. Epigenetics explains how our DNA can be altered by outside factors.

      NIH states the precise definition as follows:

      DNA modifications that do not change the DNA sequence can affect gene activity. Chemical compounds that are added to single genes can regulate their activity; these modifications are known as epigenetic changes. The epigenome comprises all of the chemical compounds that have been added to the entirety of one’s DNA (genome) as a way to regulate the activity (expression) of all the genes within the genome. The chemical compounds of the epigenome are not part of the DNA sequence, but are on or attached to DNA (“epi-“ means above in Greek). Epigenetic modifications remain as cells divide and in some cases can be inherited through the generations. Environmental influences, such as a person’s diet and exposure to pollutants, can also impact the epigenome.

      Epigenetic changes can help determine whether genes are turned on or off and can influence the production of proteins in certain cells, ensuring that only necessary proteins are produced. For example, proteins that promote bone growth are not produced in muscle cells. Patterns of epigenetic modification vary among individuals, different tissues within an individual, and even different cells.

      Now, here is a simple, non-scientific analogy comparing our body’s blueprint for life interacting with environmental factors to a computer’s hardware communicating with its operating system.

      If you think of your DNA as the computer’s hardware, it contains all the necessary parts and pieces to allow the machine to run, process, and store information in its hard drive. Some lucky machines have been built more “robust” with touch-screens, quad cores, higher storage capacities, and other techy terms I am unfamiliar with, but in general, all computers have the same basic parts in order to be a functioning machine. Now, in order to access and obtain information on the computer, save it, and work with its apps, you need an operating system, whether it be iOS or Office. The better the software, the better the machine works. You want to make sure you are updating and upgrading regularly with helpful resources, so you can have an optimally running machine. However, if your computer gets a virus, or if its been damaged (such as my 2016 “hot cocoa on the computer incident”), the machine malfunctions.

      In my article,I cited several reviews that highlighted how essential oils modulate specific cellular pathways relating to immune modifying effects. Like other holistic methods, they can act in multifaceted ways to keep our operating systems in-tune including:

      microbe inhibition
      microbiome support
      cellular defense and repair
      immunoregulatory actions
      emotional, biological, and physiological effects on enzymes and hormone pathways, modulating systemic responses
      addressing preventative and causative factors contributing to autoimmunity
      Recently, a 2016 in vitro review, Effects of Essential Oils on Telomere Length in Human Cells, provided some evidence that essential oils may also help with preventing cellular dysregulation due to aging. (Wiki states: A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome (a DNA molecule with genetic material), which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes.)

      The researchers tested the effect of 31 essential oils on cellular aging markers in the presence and absence of oxidative stress. The results demonstrated that certain essential oils could influence damage on telomeres. (Note, that the essential oils that did not positively impact telomeres in vitro still have reported health benefits that may modulate cellular response in other ways. See above.)

      The abstract states,

      The abstract states, in scientific jargon for my fellow geeks, the following (you can also skip to the conclusion if you prefer):

      Essential oils are used for their reputed health benefits; reversal of inflammation, oxidative damage, and infection are some of the therapeutic effects that essential oils are believed to possess. In many cases, there is scientific evidence to back these claims. However, the purported anti-aging effects of essential oils are not yet supported by the literature. We set out to evaluate the effects of 31 oils on telomere length, believed to play a role in cellular senescence. Cells were subjected to oils in the presence or absence of hydrogen peroxide, and changes in telomere length were measured using a PCR-based assay. Two oils which showed telomere-protective effects were further characterized using a cytogenetic assay, staining for telomeres. Significant variability was seen among these oils with respect to their ability to induce an apparent increase or decrease in telomere length, and to protect against peroxideinduced telomere damage. Expression analysis showed that telomere-protective oils did not increase telomerase (hTERT) gene transcription, but reduced TERF-1, a suppressor of telomere length. Though this mechanism is not yet understood, these data provide a base upon which the community can build, and represent the first formal scientific foray into the study of essential oils on the telomere.

      Conclusion: Certain essential oils, including those from basil and rosemary, appear to have telomere-protective effects, mediated through a reduction of the TERF-1 telomere-suppressive protein.

      Summary

      These results provide more evidence of the versatile actions of essential oils on various cellular pathways to support our health. Now, click to read more on this subject on my homepage blog, Essential Oils and Immune & Cellular Modulation- The Epigenetics of Essential Oils: Part II.

      I am not here to spread conspiracy lies and misinformation and hysteria. I am here to present the truth as best I can. Many of you go crazy if when I do not agree with the mob. Sorry Not going to happen. The facts are in. mRNA is not made using fetal cells and it is 95% effective at stopping COVID 19. If we can save a life we should our best to do so. We are not to slander others nor Lashon Harah others, yet many here and elsewhere have no problem doing that and calling themselves brethren.

      Are you equally upset at those who are heavy users of cannibis as it too changes the DNA and is passed down to the children. I only hear crickets on this. Where is the balance, where is the same standard across the board. It is not there.

      Reply
  30. Karen

    Dear Mr. Dumond,

    At first, I started to never return to this website, but some internal sense told me the vaccine question I asked you a couple of weeks before was far from over. After reading the responses from everyone over the last three days, something tells me that Mr. Harding’s research on celestial events and their intensity on humans has been proven. You do realize we had a lunar eclipse early this morning. Upon the eclipse’s conclusion, my husband and I were awakened to what sounded like screams coming from the cattle pastured behind our home. For nearly 19 years, we have never heard them so loud, so animated, so scared . . . not even when the coyotes are on the prowl. So I wonder what might happen on December 21, 2020 with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, their “closest great conjunction since 1623”?

    After initially reading the comments, I regretted bringing up the vaccine question. My husband said that perhaps YHVH wanted to draw YOUR attention to something He wants YOU to know. YHVH works in mysterious ways. The focus of the debate faltered between naturopathic and allopathic medicine, but when you sweep everything off of the table the only topic that remains is the vaccine. Unfortunately, one cannot thoroughly research the vaccine issue in one or two weeks and come up with an answer. It is like peeling away the layers of an onion. I will give you an example by your posting someone’s “FB” comments:

    ” . . . Edward Jenner who conquered smallpox by inserting pus extracted from a cowpox pustule on the hand of milkmaid into a healthy boy who then gained immunity from his minimal exposure, is likened to Pfizer and Moderna – both developed vaccines that use a synthetic version of coronavirus genetic material to program a person’s cells to churn out many copies of a fragment of the virus.”

    I recognized part of this coming from an article entitled: Smallpox Vaccine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2003 Apr; Edward A. Belongia, MD and Allison L. Naleway, PhD, ncbi.nim.nih.gov)

    “A more safe and effective method for smallpox control originated in the late 18th century when Dr. Edward Jenner of Gloucestershire, England noticed that milkmaids exposed to cowpox appeared to be immune to smallpox. He tested his hypothesis by inoculating a boy with cowpox pus and subsequently challenging him with smallpox. The experiment was a success, and Jenner prepared a paper describing this case along with 13 other individuals who had contracted either horsepox or cowpox before being exposed to smallpox. In one of the worst editorial decisions of all time, the Royal Society rejected the paper and suggested that Jenner cease his cowpox investigations.5 Jenner wisely ignored this advice, named the cowpox material the “vaccine virus”, and thus discovered the concept of vaccination.1, 6 Early smallpox vaccinations utilized pustular material from one vaccinated person to directly inoculate another person by scratching the material into the recipient’s arm. Later improvements included the inoculation of cow flanks to obtain larger quantities of virus, and use of glycerol solution as a preservative.7”

    I keep this article in my “inbox”, as I was one of the little children from the 1960s who was damaged by the Smallpox vaccine, because the medical physician administering the vax did not realize I had an “incompetent immune system(s)” at the time.

    Do you think that it is a coincidence that I keep this article on my computer, and you quote someone who . . . well . . . I’ll let you decide. No, I am too old to believe in coincidence.

    I will give my two-cents, for what it is worth (not much these days), but before anyone takes this vaccine, they might want to seriously inquire with YHVH . . . fast and pray if that is what it takes. And wait . . .

    Shalom

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Finally someone who is discussing rationally. With facts and proofs and not hysteria and conspiracy verbiage. Without insults to my integrity as you did the last time or slandering me. Thank you for this. Gad you came back. But it was not your questions to me a few weeks ago that brought this news letter on. It was the development of the mRNA vaccine and how it did not use fetal cells. And that is what I was showing those who read it. It will soon be time to decide and people need to know the facts and not just the propaganda on Facebook.

      You see Karen, I am not against the discussion of the vaccine. I am dead set against half truths and false propaganda. Period. I grew up in an age when the greatest fear in the west beside the nuclear bomb was catching the polio virus. My Aunt caught it and her one leg was 6 inches shorter her entire life. Others had to live in what was called iron lungs. Polio is now virtually irradiated around the world. Most people today have no clue how terrifying it is to not know if your child is going to catch the disease or not. And it was worse on people as they got older. They did not know how it spread but it was getting worse each year.

      Many people talk with little to now understanding. They say the vaccines are all made from Monkey cells as some have here. So let me share with you where they get that from and why they were used. Just as we did in our article we quoted reliable sources about the vaccine mRNA. Not Alex Jones adherents.
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3782271/
      IPV
      The first inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was produced by Salk using virus grown on monkey kidney cells and inactivated with formalin. In 1954, the inactivated vaccine was tested in a placebo-controlled trial, which enrolled 1.6 million children in Canada, Finland and the United States[13]. In April 1955, Salk’s vaccine was adopted throughout the United States. The incidence of paralytic poliomyelitis in the United States decreased from 13.9 cases per 100 000 in 1954 to 0.8 cases per 100 000 in 1961[14]. Some disadvantages of the Salk vaccine in that time were the decrease of the titres of the circulating antibody within a few years of vaccination, the further circulation of wild PV and its implications in outbreaks, and the large number of monkeys (about 1500) needed to be sacrificed to produce every 1 million inactivated doses. The strains of virus used in the vaccine were Mahoney (type l), MEF-I (type 2) and Saukett (type 3). Shortly after the licensing of Salk vaccine, the failure of inactivation of vaccine virus at Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, was followed by 260 cases of poliomyelitis with PV type 1 and 10 deaths. The supposition was that the virus was resistant to inactivation by formaldehyde because it contained more foreign proteins than optimal or that the virus may have clumped. A second filtration step was introduced in the production process in order to remove aggregates that may have developed during treatment and safety tests were improved. The use of the highly virulent Mahoney strain in vaccine production has been controversial and after the Cutter incident, even more so. In Sweden, the Brunenders strain for type 1 was preferred. In 1980, concentration and purification of polio antigens were introduced into the manufacture of IPV and the immunogenicity of the vaccine was increased. The original IPV contained 20, 2 and 4 D antigen units of PV types 1, 2 and 3. Van Wezel introduced a technology to produce enhanced potency IPV. He decided to concentrate and purify the virus before treatment with formalin. Since this procedure has been introduced, no failure in the inactivation process has been recorded. By the introduction of a new culture technique using cells on microcarrier beads in suspensions cultured in large stainless steel tanks, a more potent IPV containing 40, 8 and 32 D antigen units of types 1, 2 and 3 was produced[15,16]. Trials with this enhanced IPV (eIPV) showed greater than 90% seropositivity against all 3 PV types after one dose and 100% seropositivity after two doses[17]. An enhanced-potency IPV was licensed in the United States in 1987, with a good response to types 1 and 3 for either a 4 or 8 wk interval between doses and after 8 wk to type 2. The recommended schedule of vaccination in different countries contains 4 IPV doses in the primary series received at 2, 4, 6 and 15-18 mo of age[18] and a booster dose at age 4-6 years. For an optimum booster response, a minimum interval of at least 6 mo is needed between dose 4 and 5. In IPV vaccines, pharyngeal infection by PV is inhibited and intestinal excretion is reduced.

      Reply
  31. Philippe

    Joseph I used to read all your newsletters, I have bought all your books and read them, You may or may not remember we have met at Sukkot 2019 and we have exchanged and shared around the dinner table. 
    Calling all of our concerns regarding this covid vaccine, hysteria and conspiracy verbiage is an insult to all of us who have shared with you to the best of our knowledge the truth. At this point I questioned your integrity and I am indeed wondering like some have expressed here, why you are on the side of the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical corporation ?
    Who are you giving your allegiance to ?  
    I have stopped reading you because you routinely in your bullying typical fashion condemn people and like you are doing here on this page, you belittle us saying we are not rational ! 
    There is no love coming out of you that I can feel or see.
    I have also come out of this Messianic/ Hebrew roots movement for the same reason. I got so tired of religious legalistic people who have zero love in their heart ! And as the apostle Paul said, if you have no love, you have nothing. ! 
    The best teachers are those who can admit they are in error, that they don’t know everything and repent. 
    For the sake of the people on your mailing list, I will share one more  thing about this covid situation. The 5G network and soon the 6G as well is designed to interact with the nano particles injected in your body alongside the vaccine.
    These high electromagnetic frequencies when turned on will make you very sick and will likely kill you. The 5g exposure of electromagnetic radiation symptoms are the same as the coronavirus symptoms. Coincidence ? not at all.
    In the spring the place where it all started in Wuhan, China happened to be where they have the highest concentration of 5G. And so it is everywhere in locations where 5G is deployed around the world.  
    So if you take the vaccine and you live in a 5g environment, your life expectancy will be very short not to mention you will be doomed for eternity. 
    Joseph if I am telling the truth and you still refuse to look into it and acknowledge that perhaps you really don’t know what you are talking about, then you will have blood on your hands because some people on here have said they will take the vaccine ! 
    You still have time to make a public declaration, repent of your self righteousness and ask for forgiveness. I truly hope you do !

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Philippe you did not have to remind me, I did and I do remember who you are from 2019. I also remember some of the things you and your friend said. It told me volumes about what you were studying. There was no need for me to comment then about it. But you have come on my page and made your comments here. So I will speak and not hold back.
      Your last comment about 5g gives you away as a conspiracy person. And that ends all further discussion.

      I have had a number of people write me privately and thank me for having this discussion now and presenting what I have presented. They know I take a lot of abuse for doing so. But few like Karen or Wilson are willing to speak to me as a brother with facts and not with vaccine fanaticism or other conspiracy hypocrisy. Tehy may not agree but they are respectful. You want to talk about mRNA then this is the time to do so. You want to talk about 5G and the New World Order and conspiracy half truths, then I am not interested.

      Reply
    • Elaine

      Thank you Philippe, For JD has upset me with his insults too, I can only pray for him, I know several who have walked away from his teaching because of the insults, tis truly sad because what Joe has been given regarding the Sabbatical, and Jubilee yrs has helped most of us to know the right dates and how to start the new year.i am absolutely thankful as i would have never been able to come to know this without his mathimatical help.But I have also seen things i wish i have not seen,, ego at work.., I pray this film be removed . Many see what Yahuah teaches us about not trusting in mankind, Yahuah has always used His enemies to bring about His Will., Today is no different. aspirin…. white willow., essential oils, are good changes to the DNA. It is His medicines. some man made medicines like pepto bismal are good, i suppose… papaya i must say works much better and has much more enzymes .,apples for heartburn,butterbur and feverfew for migrains and headaches, Not all pharmaceuticals are evil, not all pill makers adhere to the government. We all have different spiritual gifts assigned to us who do our best to live Godly lives, no one is perfect as much as they would like to think themselves perfect. A humble heart doth please our Abba, This newsletter was not a good idea , Joe knew it would set off a lot of ppl. who he now says are tares,,,,, hmmmm…. blessngs Brother Philippe, We must pray . Lucinda a 50 yr Torah keeper, and gifted with great knowledge in Yah’s meds. Yah has greatly blessed her as well. I dont know I have much thinking to do. to stay or not i do know other teachers who are not far off from the tombstones of Zoar.

      Reply
    • Nadia

      I am so blessed by all the above bold faithful comments of brothers and sisters in YHVH. You’re faith in the Almighty have placed a smile on my face today. Thank you for your beautiful examples of uncompromising faith in the Most High. Your fruit is testifying of the work of His Holy Spirit amongst those who refuse to trust in man and receive the curse thereof 🙂

      Reply
  32. Wilson

    Shalom Brother Joseph, regardless how anyone feels about ANY vaccine, I think it would be wise not to be the first to be in line to get it. I am including a link to a news story from the Jerusalem Post, I hope that is okay. The name of the article is- ‘Could mRNA COVID-19 vaccines be dangerous in the long-term?’

    https://www.jpost.com/health-science/could-an-mrna-vaccine-be-dangerous-in-the-long-term-649253

    I encourage everyone to read it and consider what some of the researchers are saying about the new covid vaccinations. I am including some quotes that are of note-

    ‘But when the world begins inoculating itself with these completely new and revolutionary vaccines, it will know virtually nothing about their long-term effects.’
    “There is a race to get the public vaccinated, so we are willing to take more risks,” Tal Brosh, head of the Infectious Disease Unit at Samson Assuta Ashdod Hospital, told The Jerusalem Post.

    “…he acknowledged that there are unique and unknown risks to messenger RNA vaccines..”

    Here is the biggie to this whole story, which is actually ‘pro’ covid vaccine. Look at the two contradictory statements from the professor of biological chemistry at Hebrew U.

    “BUT MICHAL LINIAL, a professor of biological chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told the Post that she believes there is no cause for concern”
    ‘Linial expressed similar sentiments: “Classical vaccines were designed to take 10 years to develop. I don’t think the world can wait for a classical vaccine.”
    But when asked if she would take the vaccine right away, she responded: “I won’t be taking it immediately – probably not for at least the coming year,” she told the Post. “We have to wait and see whether it really works.”’

    I leave you with that! So she says ‘there is no cause for concern’, but when pressed, ‘she won’t be taking it for AT LEAST the coming year’. UNBELIEVABLE! So she wants all of us to take it first, and then, if it works and is safe, she will take it.

    Thank you brother for having this tough discussion. Although I have a different opinion on this matter, please know I love and respect you. I pray we can all (me, very much included) get to the Truth of this, and all matters. Shalom to all the Brethren

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Shalom Wilson, thank you for having this discussion and being reasonable in doing so. So far I have been threatened and told I am Satan and evil and people threatening to leave. To discus and talk in love… that is a brother. That is how you will know them. So thank you for this and yes it is a very good article on this subject of mRNA. That is what I want to have. A discussion. Not hysteria. You do not have to agree. You will know them by their love for one another. Thank you Wilson for showing that love.

      Reply
      • Elaine

        Awe Joe I am sorry for all the threats you have been receiving, but do you think stating them here is appropriate? is what you just said showing love? Did Job take insults in such a way?, i definitely would never call you satan nor threaten u nor your wife! thats just plumb crazy! but calling us hysteria is no better. nor conspiarist, or anything else you have said in anger on this blog. i see both sides giving thier points of view not in an evil way as you do, If ppl. dont agree with you why do you have to insult them? are you any better?its truly sad to see all the anger here. i come to learn Torah i dont come here to hear your left winged thoughts. you brought up a subject you knew would cause strife. why do that? Are you trying to judge ppls actions? tares???????

        Reply
        • Joseph F. Dumond

          Elaine, do not try to justify the threats to myself and my family as OK. It is flat out wrong. Any excuse otherwise is insulting. You belittle yourself when you say things like this. You will know them by their love for one another.

          Reply
  33. Pamela

    Joe, I love you as a brother in the faith, but I’m greatly disappointed in many of your responses above ….. example – you dismiss Lucindas detailed, well-reasoned and easily documented response b/c you happen to disagree with a single item she happens to believe in! You thank Wilson for “being reasonable” and “discuss in love” but your response to Lucinda (and a number of others) is anything but! Dismissing the 50+ years of her expertise in the subject of health and wellness b/c you disagree with 1 issue is NOT reasonable and smacks of self serving bias!

    Had you read the book by Dr Suzanne Humphries that I sent to you last month, then you would KNOW that Dr Wakefield was as a Voice Crying in the Wilderness early on in the vaccine debate even though it cost him greatly; the FACT that neither polio nor smallpox were eradicated by vaccines and are still active globally as PROVEN by DNA tissue; that vaccines in fact contribute to disease and disability with considerable regularity…

    All Documented and Referenced to published, peer reviewed medical studies – not a single bit of conspiracy theory in the 504 pages. She absolutely makes it a point to only use SCIENTIFICALLY VALID sources! Dr Suzanne is double board certified and left her lucrative $300,000 per year position at a hospital b/c she could not in good conscience continue to inject patients with substances she KNEW to be potentially harmful.

    In order for your newsletter to present a valid argument for or against the use of vaccination you needed to present ALL the evidence, not just one side.

    YOU are the expert in the Levitical Feasts, especially Sabbatical and Jubilee years, and how to determine the start of the year. I have argued with MANY people who disparage your ideas and teachings – encouraging them to do further research and study…..which I believe would open their eyes to Biblical truths. Now I’m going to encourage you to do further study into the issue of vaccination! Actual study, of all sides of this controversial and divisive issue, not just those easily found on the internet. Begin with that book, Dissolving Illusions by Dr Suzanne Humphries b/c it is filled with DATA, graphs, monographs, etc from W.H.O, CDC, and all the big name medical journals. Not a single conspiracy theory website in the bunch!

    You told me of the many people emailing you for help with the issue of health and vaccinations, which is why I sent that book. I know your heart is to HELP folks! But refusing to change your stance on this (or any other issue) without looking at all sides is not helpful.

    You’ve asked me to prepare info on how to deal with malaria, dengue, etc for those going to the Philippines. Should we follow your analogy from thIs newsletter then there is no need for any of that…..unless those people are willing to take the vaccine. Sorry, dear brother – but you cannot have it both ways. You equated refusal to accept the vaccine with not using aspirin, etc……meaning Mission folks shouldn’t need any medical help unless they take something they believe is harmful?

    Joe, you ARE the Biblical expert in SY and JY! Stick to that! And when people ask for your help with other issues, like vaccination, politely inform them that you are NOT an expert in that area. That approach may not help them but at least it won’t cause harm!

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Shalom Pamela, I know you know your books were packed away with my library the day after they arrived. And are now in storage. Please see my response to lucinda.

      Reply
    • Elaine

      I’ve listened to both Dr, Wakefield and Dr Humphries tubes, very insightful. and several others . i am thankful for all of them. and you!

      Reply
  34. Rebecca

    Just for the record, I don’t wear make up, I don’t use cough medicine, I don’t use aspirin. And I’ve had all my children are home. Please don’t be a fool and use blanket statements. It’s very sad. When a fool and wise man are both silent you can’t tell which is which.

    Reply
  35. Philippe

    Joseph, you wrote that my comment about 5g gives me away as a conspiracy person but really it only shows how ignorant you are of the electromagnetic pollution created by the 5G network. There have been so many scientific studies about the harmful effects of 5G on all life, humans and animals, it is embarrassing  that you don’t know about it. Here in Kelowna, BC, there have been reports of countless people getting sick since they installed the 5G in the downtown area. Believe me the last thing I wanted to do is come here on this page and argue with you but the Holy Spirit prompted me to expose your ignorance about vaccines. I honored all the work you have been doing about the calendar and the Feasts even though I have often been upset at the way you delivered your messages. Shalom !

    Reply
  36. Philippe

    Joseph, before I even started commenting on here, I sent your article to a trusted Torah teacher to have his opinion. Here is his response:
    Shalom Philippe

    Everyone must act according to their own conscience but I for one would
    NEVER NEVER take an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine. It genetically modifies
    people so they CAN’T be treated for any illnesses they may succumb to
    because of the vaccine. It’s a genocidal tool. And it contaminates the
    DNA of their children. There’s no way even a CLEAN vaccine could be
    produced so quickly.

    Covid-19 can EASILY be cured but NOT using the methods offered by the
    state. A brother here, in his 70’s, got it badly, and he was treated at
    home by his daughter and made a full recovery using a nebuliser
    , colloidal silver, hydrogen peroxide, lots of vitamin C, and essential
    mineral ions like zinc and selenium.

    If you can get hold of hydroxychloroquine and zinc sulphate that has
    proven to be VERY effective. Ventilators do more harm than good.

    I need to update my article, actually as my views have changed a little.

    Blessings

    Christopher

    Reply
  37. Pamela perrine

    In your response to my earlier comment you admit that you DID NOT study BOTH sides of this issue completely since you packed away the book I sent in response to your request for my opinion. If you will email your current address I’ll send another, Joe. It is 504 pages of information showing the TONS of information which counters EVERY pro-vaccine argument going all the way back to Jenners experiment 300 yrs ago. (Even the rabbinical sources your promote). LONG before the internet or ‘conspiracy theories’ entire cities protested the forced vaccinations b/c it was SO obvious that they DID NOT help and they DID cause huge health problems, kill and maim!

    Dr Suzanne Humphries is a medical doctor and an EXPERT on the immunization debate. Should you continue to ignore the data she presents in a clear, complete and easy to understand manner then you will be admitting that you aren’t interested in the truth of this controversy, only in maintaining your own position.

    Dr Suzannes book and videos are full of links to studies published by PubMed, NIH, NICH, JAMA, NEJM, Lancet, CDC, WHO, and other VALID medical and scientific publications and websites. Not a single conspiracy theory site!

    Or you can watch her YouTube channel which has hours of presentations she has given WORLDWIDE. Like you, Dr Suzanne has Devoted herself to sharing the TRUTH, which the medical industry has worked to hide RELIGIOUSLY! Her presentations and her videos are FREE (like yours) b/c she recognizes that the powers that be don’t want people to have this information.

    Forget the fact that I told you about her WEBSITE (DrSuzanne.net) and YouTube channel (Dr Suzanne Humphries) so you could begin your research while waiting for the book to arrive, and/or supplement it with the additional info available at those sources. That’s now past.

    Please don’t be like the Pharisees and refuse to consider new information b/c it challenges your own position and current stance. We ALL have been there at some point about some thing and we will ALL CHEER for you if you are willing to invest a few more hours into this much needed discussion. Even if 300 yrs of VALID SCIENTIFIC data doesn’t convince you of the fallacy of the ‘safety and effectiveness’ of vaccines, at least everyone will know that you are trying to provide the best guidance possible. The group of folks who have invested their time into learning what you have to teach about SY and JY are looking to you to be a stand up guy and ….

    PROVE ALL THINGS!

    Reply
    • Elaine

      for sure! i tried to share her pages but they were not allowed . and you are completely right >> The group of folks who have invested their time into learning what you have to teach about SY and JY are looking to you to be a stand up guy and ….

      PROVE ALL THINGS!

      Reply
  38. Karen

    Dear Mr. Dumond,

    A question for your consideration . . .

    According to Rabbi Dani’el Rendleman’s writing “The YHWH Code”, he states that the name of YHWH/YHVH is written on our DNA.

    Now, according to an online video of Bill Gates (unless his voice has been tweaked by some voice altering software), he states the following:

    “One final way that’s new and is promising is called the RNA vaccine. With RNA and DNA, instead of putting that shape in, you put in instructions in the code to make that shape.”

    My question to you is, if this vaccine has the capability to alter one’s DNA, then whose name will be written upon humanity’s genetic code?

    Shalom

    Reply
    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Shalom Karen, I have not read the Rabbi’s book nor have I listened to or watched any video from Bill Gates or purported to be from Bill Gates. So I cannot comment on this.
      But let me ask you the same question when you apply essential oils and some are known to alter the DNA, whose name is written on that DNA? If Yehovah gives you sickness, and you take medication for that sickness, such as insulin or aspirin or anaesthesia for an operation or even for having the operation at all, are you going against Yehovah’s will? After all He allowed it.
      Was the blind man blind because of the sins of his parents or because he did something? Were the lepers guilty of sin and if you had it would you not seek a cure for it? Was Yehshua wrong for healing the blind man?
      If you truly believe in Yehovah then why would you take your kids to the Doctor? Where is your faith? Do you see any hypocrisy here in the things I am saying? We all seek a cure for the crippling diseases we come across. No one wants to see anyone suffer nor die. Whether they are sinners or not, we all want them to be well.

      Reply
      • Karen

        Dear Mr. Dumond,

        As I read your response to my husband, he asked: “If you didn’t have cancer, would you still take chemotherapy?”

        He continued to clarify that CDC reported in August that only 6% actually died from Coronavirus, while the other 94% had underlying causes. Then in September, CDC stated those between the ages of 0 and 70 have a 99% survival rate.

        “Why would you take an untried vaccine,” he continued, “for something you do not have and your odds of survival are greater than the potential side effects of the vaccination?”

        But consider that essential oils come from YHVH. This vaccine was created in record-breaking time by man, when most take 5 -10 years before ever reaching the market. From my understanding, it synthetically alters DNA. Perhaps the vaccine is part of the curse? I consider 2 Thessalonians 2:11 “For this reason YHVH sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.”

        Mr. Dumond, I understand your argument about hypocrisy, but something about this vaccine deeply troubles my spirit. (The Ruach HaKodesh at work?) But from a scientific approach, perhaps those who plan on receiving the injection might consider ordering a DNA test before their first and/or second round of the vaccine, and then retake the DNA test to determine if their genetic code changed or an unknown mutation occurred. Or perhaps a third helix formed. Much to prayerfully consider.

        Shalom

        Reply
  39. Angela

    I am ashamed that I ever followed anything you taught. First, you became angry and hateful which caused me to depart from your teachings. Now you are giving people excuses for breaking Torah. Shame on you! Fear is the real virus. You obviously love your life and fear death. This vaccine not only contains aborted fetal tissue and mouse dna but the mRNA you route actually changes our dna. Shame on you. May Yah have mercy on you and open your eyes.

    Reply
    • Nadia

      So blessed by your words Angela. I thought I was the only one seeing these things. I’m so blessed by brothers and sisters who are putting their faith in the Most High, refusing to put their trust in man and reaping the consequences thereof.

      Reply
  40. David Robinson

    My-oh-my. Mr. Dumond:

    I’d like to take a minute and respond here. The tit-for-tat on this subject reminds me of why I rarely post anymore, for the long knives always come out, no matter what side you are on. I have a few points I would like to raise to both sides if you do not mind.

    #1. I have always been vaccinated, since gee, the started vaccinations. I remember standing in line at school and getting my measle and smallpox shot; I must have been six? In the military I was injected with every known disease before I left for Vietnam; not dismissing the sadness of folks who have had loved ones injured by a vax gone wrong (and my heart aches for them also)- I am grateful that I have never been affected. The truth is I am neither for vaccination nor am I against it: I weigh both sides and decide.

    #2. Who made the doctors and nurses – by that I mean who inspired these people to become caregivers and healers? I’d like to think it was YHVH. Who made-inspired- the chemists, the researchers, the myriads of people involved in the pharmaceutical industry to try to find cures for the various ailments in the world today? Was it YHVH? Did He create all these people to be evil, with the intent of harming so many? Or are some of them good, decent people with a desire to help mankind? My guess is only He knows.

    #3. Has science and the pharmaceutical industry made mistakes? I believe we can all agree yes. Think the thalidomide babies… Yes, mistakes and missteps have hurt many in the pursuit of cures – and profits. Can you name a single industry that has not fallen prey to harmful mistakes or intentions?

    #4. Conspiracy theories have been around since Cain and Able. The adversary started the ball rolling when he asked Eve “Did G-d really say that?”

    #5. Everyone has an opinion. On every subject. At all times. When such a controversial subject such as this one is broached, you will always get the nay-sayers, the protagonists, the experts, the non-experts, the listers of “I can prove this” and “You cannot say this without proof!” and every opinion in between. And this is where the real trouble begins. The more someone tries to present their case, pro or con, or even neutral, the more the detractors of whatever position the original presenter posted will leap up with articles, “expertise”, sarcasm, insults, etc. to discredit the position, they are either for or against. Dialogue flies out the window, intelligent discussion grounds to a halt and the original intent of the main post is overshadowed by the oftentimes introduction of vitriolic diatribes.

    #6. Now, an intelligent discussion is one where one side talks, presents their point-of-view, and the other side listens, ponders, and makes a rational rebuttal, which the other side listens to, ponders, then makes a rational response. The two sides then first try to seek a common ground, based upon the original POV – pro, con, or neutral. This exchange swings back and forth without resorting to insults, hurt feelings, anger, etc. It is entirely possible that no consensus can be reached or agreed upon, but all involved can then, at the end, walk away hopefully with an open mind concerning each other’s position. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. This thread is a good example of that.

    #7. Mr. Dumond, some of your responses have been a bit curt – violating a common response you have posted – “You will know them by their love for one another”. Now, to be fair, you are human, and you have been mercilessly derided as a heretic, even though, in my opinion, your original intent was to be a bit neutral, just trying to put or find a balance to the “vax vs. anti-vax” question. I am not attacking you sir, please, just stating my observation. We all must practice what we preach, and that goes for some of your detractors also. If we cannot rebuke with love, then we should not rebuke at all.

    #8. As some of your commentors have said, it might have been a bit more balanced had you been a bit more open to presenting both sides. That said, I still believe you were just trying to bring about an understanding of a side that has not been heard as much as the opposing side. Therefore, I reserve judgment and take a no-fault position. I am just sorry to see that truly, no real discussion developed here. Just a lot of defensive maneuverings by all involved.

    #9. My last point and final observation. This is an extremely hard topic to address. I am in that group that is at risk – and I have underlying conditions. Will I take the vax? Depends. Let me see true data on the pros and cons. Let us hear truth, not rumor or speculation about “RFI transmitters” or “quantum dots” that change one’s DNA. Has anyone ever seen a study where DNA can be altered in a living being? Honestly, I have not. I will have to do my own independent research, which again, is what I believe Mr. Dumond your original intent is: stir up people to take a hard look and come to an informed decision. So that we are all clear: the “mark of the beast” is explained thusly:
    Rev 13:11-18 MKJV  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. And it had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.  (12)  And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  (13)  And it does great wonders, so that it makes fire come down from the heaven onto the earth in the sight of men.  (14)  And it deceives those dwelling on the earth, because of the miracles which were given to it to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling on the earth that they should make an image to the beast who had the wound by a sword and lived.  (15)  And there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might both speak, and might cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.  (16)  And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads,  (17)  even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.  (18)  Here is the wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred and sixty-six.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but will not this vax be injected into the muscular structure of your upper arm, like most of my previous vaxs’? Just saying… Now, if this is of the adversary, and one is led by the Ruach and we hold to the Word of God (Torah) and the Testimony of Messiah Yeshua, then to me, all this is moot. YHVH will not allow His sons and daughters to take this vax. Cannot speak for anyone else, but I am sure that will be the case. I will pray, seek His guidance and with His help, make the right decision. YHVH raised up doctors. He raised up the chemists. They are good or bad. This is His call. Is CCP from G-d? More than likely, according to Occam’s razor (just joking…)! Is judgment coming upon this nation? Yes. Should not we be turning our thoughts and energies toward our blessed hope instead of berating one another over a post? Controversial or not, Mr. Dumond had every right to post his hypothesis, and like it or not, did not deserve to have himself or his family threatened. To all who disagree – chill out and concentrate on what matters: getting your heart and soul right with YHVH. Do that and you will not have to worry over whether “to vax or not to vax”. Shalom to all.

    Reply
  41. Anon

    Thank you so much for this information on Moderna, which has actually been calming to know for when a vaccine may be required to board a plane. And now you know the secret to selling more books – just include a chapter on vaccines and they will sell like hotcakes, lol. Between your article and the story of Paul on the island of Melita, I have been greatly comforted:
    Act 28:3 And Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laying them on the fire, a viper came out of the heat and fastened on his hand.
    Act 28:4 And when the foreigners saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, being saved from the sea, Justice has not allowed to live.
    Act 28:5 Then indeed he shook off the creature into the fire, suffering no harm.
    Act 28:6 But they expected him to be about to become inflamed, or to fall down dead suddenly, But over much time expecting and seeing nothing amiss happening to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.