Over the past year, we have often asked you to “Hold Fast”. We have always believed the truth and common sense would eventually win out; that if we keep fighting, sharing and praying, our country will overcome the daily attacks on our freedoms.
You may have heard that in the past few days the Biden vaccine mandates are hitting a brick wall in the courts. This has lead many government agencies and businesses to back off firing people for resisting a vaccine that is being shown worthless against the virus and also dangerous to some peoples’ health.
1- Alex Berenson reports on his Substack, he has been totally banned from Big Tech social media, that vaccine mandates are being ignored more often. You will not be told this by the Fake-Corporate Media.
Vaccine mandates suspended at the Cleveland Clinic, across other NE Ohio hospitals
QUOTE: I’m guessing now that this is happening all over the country and the elite media has just refused to report it. If your hospital or provider has suspended its mandate, please let me know.
A giant Florida hospital system has ended its vaccine mandate
QUOTE: Advent Health will no longer require its 83,000 employees to be vaccinated against Covid.
Given the fact the mandates are causing crippling staff shortages around the country, expect other hospitals and healthcare providers to follow soon.
Amazing that rules that are likely never even to take formal effect have caused such a crisis. Just another gift from Uncle Joe this holiday season.
3- The boosters being pushed now by governments, shows no greater protections. At least that is what the World Health Organization has found.
WHO: ‘No Evidence’ Boosting Entire Population Offers Greater Protection to Healthy Individuals
Quote: A top World Health Organization (WHO) official said there is “no evidence” to suggest that CCP virus booster doses would offer “greater protection” to healthy people. Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s emergency director, questioned the logic of some countries trying to produce more booster doses to vaccinate anyone aged 18 and older.
“Right now, there is no evidence that I’m aware of that would suggest that boosting the entire population is going to necessarily provide any greater protection for otherwise healthy individuals against hospitalization and death,” Ryan said.
“The real risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death lies, in particularly, in at-risk and vulnerable individuals,” he said, “who do require protection against all variants of COVID-19,” the illness caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus.
4- Shockingly, Washington DC has lifted the mask mandates imposed by a far-left Mayor.
DC’s mask mandate is gone, and it has cost zero lives thus far
QUOTE: What does total herd immunity from the coronavirus look like? It might look like Washington, D.C.
Even before Mayor Muriel Bowser reimposed an indoor mask mandate over the summer, the nation’s capital had averaged less than one coronavirus death per week. By the time the Democrat decided to revoke the mandate last month, just 12 unvaccinated residents had died in all of 2021. And now, more than a week after the mask mandate’s removal went into effect, not one life has been lost to the coronavirus.
Unlike Southern states, which already suffered their latest coronavirus wave as people headed indoors for the warm months, the coronavirus’s seasonality for D.C. will probably increase cases for the winter. But not yet. Even with more D.C. residents heading indoors, traveling, and congregating in intergenerational households for Thanksgiving, the coronavirus death rate remained nonexistent.
And contrary to the ever-shifting goalposts presented by such “experts” as Anthony Fauci, D.C. did not have to vaccinate every resident older than 2 to do so.
5- We have been forced to be fearful by lying, unscientific “leaders”.
COVID-19 a Pandemic of Fear ‘Manufactured’ by Authorities: Yale Epidemiologist
QUOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of fear, manufactured by individuals who were in the nominal positions of authority as the virus began to spread across the globe last year, according to Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch.
In an appearance on EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program, Risch, an epidemiology professor at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, argued that by and large, what has characterized the entire CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic has been a “degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
“Overall, I’d say that we’ve had a pandemic of fear. And fear has affected almost everybody, whereas the infection has affected relatively few,” said Risch.
“By and large, it’s been a very selected pandemic, and predictable. It was very distinguished between young versus old, healthy versus chronic disease people. So we quickly learned who was at risk for the pandemic and who wasn’t,” he added.
“However, the fear was manufactured for everybody. And that’s what’s characterized the whole pandemic is that degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
The epidemiology professor suggested that individuals who held the nominal positions of authority during the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 initially spread a much worse picture of the “dire nature” of the virus than was warranted.
6- This is a good example of how the left uses real science to scare, intimidate, and remove people’s rights.
Researcher who helped discover omicron blasts travel bans: ‘Is that how you reward science?’
QUOTE: The scientist who helped discover the omicron coronavirus variant is ripping the travel bans that multiple nations, including the U.S., have imposted on certain African countries in an attempt to slow its spread.
“Is that how you reward science? By blacklisting countries?” Sikhulile Moyo, a virologist at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership who is considered one of the first to identify omicron, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The virus does not know passports, it does not know borders,” Moyo added. “We should not do geopolitics about the virus. … We should be collaborating and understanding.”
Pandemic worriers shown to have impaired general cognitive abilities
QUOTE: A new study finds the pandemic may have also impaired people’s cognitive abilities and altered risk perception, at a time when making the right health choices is critically important.
Scientists at McGill University and The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) surveyed more than 1,500 Americans online from April to June, 2020. Participants were asked to rate their level of worry about the COVID-19 pandemic and complete a battery of psychological tests to measure their basic cognitive abilities like processing and maintaining information in mind. The data were then compared to results of the same tests collected before the pandemic.
The researchers found that those who experienced more pandemic-related worry had reduced information processing speed, ability to retain information needed to perform tasks, and heightened sensitivity to the odds they were given when taking risks. The pandemic group performed more poorly on the simple cognitive tasks than the pre-pandemic group. Also, participants in the last wave of data collection showed slower processing speed, lower ability to maintain goals in mind, and were more sensitive to risk than those in the first wave.
Interestingly, the study found that pandemic worry predicted individuals’ tendency to distort described risk levels: underweighting likely probabilities and overweighting unlikely probabilities. This suggests that worry related to COVID may have affected people’s decision-making style, which is crucial as it may influence people’s decisions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
8- This podcast discusses what we should do when we find ourselves surrounded by people who have been infected by “Groupthink”. There is no place more infected by this than Hollywood. How do sensible people who still live and work there cope?
QUOTE: What should you do when you’re surrounded by groupthink? To find the answer, we hear from Nick Searcy – the actor and filmmaker behind the documentary Capitol Punishment, the true story behind the January 6th protest against election fraud. Nick has figured out how to survive and thrive in perhaps the most monolithic groupthink environment in America – Hollywood – and his story will help us all get through the cancel culture plaguing our country.
In our newsletters, we talk a lot about the Covid-CCP situation. Defending The Republic has been working to defend people, particularly those in the military, from being victims of these ill advised, non-scientific mandates being used to strip basic human freedoms.
We will continue to talk about and share information on this subject as it has a vast implications for each and everyone of us and how we live our lives.
READ. KNOW. SHARE. PRAY.
Defending The Republic
Regardless of who wins any election, in order to have confidence in the outcome, we must continue to demand (1) real paper ballots, (2) hand counted in a bipartisan transparent process, and (3) citizen voter ID.
NOTE: Defending The Republic, Inc. is a §501(c)(4) non-profit organization, gifts to which are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.
Have you missed a newsletter or wish to revisit a past newsletter? They are archived HERE .
Follow Our Progress:
Defending The Republic, located at 2911 Turtle Creek – Suite 300; Dallas, Texas 75219 (United States).