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Here are anti-vaxxer rants YouTube removed

When a speaker asked audience members if they mistrusted Covid-19 vaccines, many raised their hand. When a speaker asked audience members if they mistrusted Covid-19 vaccines, many raised their hand.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains direct quotes from citizens during a meeting of the Board of Commissioners, many of which have been challenged or debunked by the CDC, FDA or other public health or research agencies. We’re reporting them so readers will have access to speech uttered in a public meeting and no longer available on YouTube.

During a June 16 meeting of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, anti-vaccination speakers called Covid-19 shots dangerous and implored commissioners not to spend money promoting them.

Speakers falsely implied that commissioners intended to spend some of its $22 million American Rescue Plan money to promote the shots, accused the county health department of attempting to cover up information on a whiteboard during a public meeting, called the Covid vaccines ineffective and dangerous and compared public health campaigns promoting the shots to “crimes against humanity,” Hitler’s propaganda and “Nuremberg 2.0.”

YouTube removed the video on Thursday shortly after it was posted and denied County Attorney Russ Burrell’s appeal of its decision the next day. "We have reviewed the content carefully and have confirmed that it violates our medical misinformation policy,” YouTube said. “We know this is probably disappointing news but it's our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all."

Here are comments citizens made at the meeting, followed by remarks by county Director of Public Health Steve Smith and CDC or FDA reports on the anti-vaxxers’ assertions.
“We have been manipulated and misdirected from the beginning,” David Nock said. “It’s not your fault for falling prey to the mainstream media. Factual data should have been made available prior to making any decision regarding informed consent and freedom of choice. Hitler’s own propaganda master quoted, ‘If you tell a lie long enough it becomes the truth.’ There is more truth suppressed every day,” he said. Scientists and doctors are starting to speak out, he said. “The vaccine was never intended for our safety but to accomplish a task before the vast majority sees the truth.” The vaccine, Nock said, is causing death and injury worldwide. “The biggest atrocity is urging humans to allow gene-altering and toxic materials to be injected in good faith. We are not human test subjects but we are when we are getting these injections.”

More than 310 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through June 14, 2021, the CDC says.
“Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Covid-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).
“Millions of people in the United States have received Covid-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that Covid-19 vaccines are safe. … Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccination, including Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccine monitoring has historically shown that side effects generally happen within six weeks of receiving a vaccine dose. For this reason, the FDA required each of the authorized Covid-19 vaccines to be studied for at least two months (eight weeks) after the final dose. Millions of people have received Covid-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected.”

‘Crimes against humanity’

Jay Pfeil, a Black Mountain artist, sounded the alarm about children getting the vaccine. “We have been lied to. The lies are so huge, it’s mind-boggling," she said. "It’s hard to wrap your mind around how the big lies are. … I have friends whose children are injured by vaccines. To force this on children is criminal, it’s crimes against humanity. It’s experimental, not even a vaccine, if you really look into what’s going in that. Doctors who are coming out and speaking the truth are being suppressed, their reputations destroyed, they lose their job and some of them have even been killed. This is huge and we need to stop the insanity of the fear around this virus. … A child is not mentally equipped to make that decision (to get a shot) and yet we’re pushing it on our kids in schools. This is criminal and each of us needs to stand up and make a choice: Are you for God, humanity, freedom of choice in what we put in our bodies? It’s devastating what’s happening in this country right now.”

The risk of Covid-19 in children is “insignificant and yet this experimental agent that is not medically necessary is being pushed,” Janice Parker said. A group of scientists in Canada concluded that “we made a big mistake. We are inadvertently inoculating people with a toxin.”

'Nuremberg 2.0'

Lee Emerson, Polk County’s Republican Party chairman, called the vaccine “an unapproved experimental shot” pushed by public health campaigns. “In addition, they are immorally and illegally coercing people with monetary and other enticements. That’s happening here in Henderson County. HHS has a whiteboard that they call a war room. The HHS people didn’t want us to see this board and take screenshots. There are over 6,000 deaths and they say they’re 90 days behind in reporting and almost a half million injuries." A thousand lawyers and 10,000 doctors are getting ready to file “the largest court case and crimes against humanity case ever conducted," he said. "This is Nuremberg 2.0.”

At the end of the public comment period, Health Director Steve Smith responded. “There were some comments made about forcing people to take a vaccination or coercing them,” he said. “I just want to say I regret that that was anybody’s interpretation. We have honorable public health staff and medical community partners and no one to my knowledge has ever crossed that line.”

“Contrary to what the legacy media, big tech and for-profit science says, there are thousands of doctors speaking out on the dangers of these new gene therapy drugs, also known as Covid vaccines,” Carolyn Widener said. America’s Front Line Doctors has sued to halt the vaccine for young people. “There are other doctors that have outlined their judgments about the Covid vaccine (as) unnecessary, the vaccines lack efficacy and vaccines are dangerous.”

Founded by Simone Gold, a doctor and lawyer, Americas Frontline Doctors says it’s a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that speaks out against “government overreach and the politicized science surrounding Covid-19.” “Throughout the pandemic, AFLDS has been a powerful voice for doctors and patients who have been misinformed, victimized and silenced by public health bureaucrats, the media and politicians,” it says.

One medical website, MedpageToday, said the organization “became infamous in July after a viral press conference that protested government lockdown restrictions and spread inaccuracies ranging from the ineffectiveness of masks to claims that hydroxychloroquine could ‘cure’ Covid-19. Now, those same doctors — the majority of which have no experience treating Covid-19 patients — have launched a campaign to warn Americans that they should not be forced to take an ‘experimental vaccine,’ while failing to mention the safety trials and large phase III efficacy trials, along with the fact that no vaccine mandate exists.”

 'Blanket of fear'

Darcy Rose also warned against vaccinating children.
“They do not deserve these shots," she said. "They do not deserve using them as drug pushers, of swaying their buddies and peers to get the shot by rewarding them with a gift card. This just goes so against everything that I feel right inside of me. … When we went on lockdown, every red flag went up inside of me. I felt the entire globe being laid with a blanket of fear over them and I had to step way, way back because I knew instinctively that this was wrong but I needed to know why. I looked at everything. I looked at the media. I was listening to the underground … and every evidence kept telling me that there was something not brought out in the moment. We need to approach this and back way off.”

'President was cured taking hydroxychloroquine'

Susane Brown said when she and others attended a recent meeting of the county Board of Health they "were astonished to find that that department is already under way with a program to pressure several groups of people in our county to get this vaccine — students, Hispanics and elderly,” she said. “They had it all up on a whiteboard and it was so secret evidently that they wouldn’t even let the people who attended this meeting photograph it. What is going on here? … Why isn’t the health department required to inform people of sensible alternatives such as hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, or zinc or vitamin D or vitamin C. These are all substantiated remedial alternatives. Our own president was cured taking hydroxychloroquine. I’m sure you know that.”
Smith, the public health director, explained what happened regarding the whiteboard. “That was a variety of guidance … which was used in a staff kind of war room about Covid-19,” he said. “I had left that on those whiteboards so board members could see some of the activity that had been playing out for several months, and what I had not realized was that there was some personal staff member phone numbers on there. That was the only aversion for that board being photographed. But I’m almost certain that the board was indeed photographed by an attendee. There was no attempt to hide or to be secretive about any public information.”

Teenagers 'follow the herd'

Helen Stewart said she had been trying to warn young coworkers against the shot. “I have been researching this since Day 1,” she said. “I was a teacher 50 years ago … and I now work as a cashier at Ingles and I work with young people and I have been talking to them about this issue since Day 1 and what I have found is that they just follow the herd. They’ve been programmed in schools, they’ve been socialized in their education and they just follow what they’re told. They’re not doing critical thinking on their own. I bring facts to them and they listen and they say, ‘Oh no, I’m young, I’m going to die.’ I remember that. ‘Don’t smoke, you might die from smoking.’ That was the big thing when I was a kid. But now it’s this, and guess what? Every single one of them are getting the shot. I’ve gone to the girls and said, ‘Do you know you can become unable to have children? That’s a huge, huge possibility.’ … I have to wear a mask to work. The masks don’t even work. The company’s telling me, ‘You have to wear a mask.’ Now the company’s telling me, ‘You have to have a vaccine in order to take off your mask.’ The mask never worked. … Babies are wearing masks. They don’t do anything but you know what they do? They prevent you from breathing. They prevent you from getting oxygen. I see old people wearing masks. … Please do your research. We have done it. We are against it. Do not force us. Let us make our own decision.”

“There is no scientific evidence to suggest that the vaccine could cause infertility in women,” the FDA says. “In addition, infertility is not known to occur as a result of natural Covid-19 disease, further demonstrating that immune responses to the virus, whether induced by infection or a vaccine, are not a cause of infertility. Reports on social media have falsely asserted that the vaccine could cause infertility in women and the FDA is concerned that this misinformation may cause women to avoid vaccination to prevent Covid-19, which is a potentially serious and life-threatening disease. … After a person is vaccinated, their body produces copies of the spike protein, which does not cause disease, and triggers the immune system to learn to react defensively, producing an immune response against SARS-CoV-2. Contrary to false reports on social media, this protein is not the same as any involved in formation of the placenta.”


‘Weaponized useful idiots’

“Don’t be a weaponized ‘useful idiot,’ which is used by tyrants historically,” Laurie Fisher urged the commissioners. “They weaponize the good nature of people through carrots, like $11 million, and sticks of many sorts. There’s tons of information on the dangers of vaccines. This last one is the freak vaccine of them all. It’s not even a vaccine. It’s a genetic device. It is not an antigen to get an antibody response. It is a DNA-modifying device that has all sort of nefarious intent behind it. You can find this information out. They are very credible people — Nobel laureates, award-winning doctors — all over the globe, doing their best to educate. They’re censored. That should cause a red flag. Why would someone censor that doctor? You can inform yourself just as we informed ourselves.”