Informed Consent: COVID Vax Safety & Solidarity

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“Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care.”

The American Medical Association


Your body is yours and yours alone – to love and care for, inhabit fully, and enjoy life through.  If your instincts are telling you the COVID-19 vaccines may not be safe for you and/or your children, you may be right.  No one can truthfully say, because the long-term safety profile of the experimental COVID-19 gene therapies has yet to be established.  

Informed Consent

Questioning vaccine safety is a necessary part of informed consent. No one can make health conscious decisions without sufficient benefit and risk information – including an analysis of what is as yet unknown.

Vaccinations normally undergo 7-15 years of safety trials, yet the COVID-19 gene therapies had less than a year before being offered to the public.  

Be aware that the blanket claims of “safety” and recommendations for all people (as young as 12) to receive the experimental gene therapy may not be in your individual best interest.

Next to nothing has been discussed with the public in terms of a risk-benefit analysis. For whom does the vaccine make the most sense to take the risk?  For whom does it make the least sense?  Perhaps that’s because there’s so little to go on, and…. That’s the point!  

Labelling the injections as safe when there is zero scientific or anecdotal evidence of long-term safety is unethical in my view, and could be endangering countless numbers of people — especially children and young adults, for whom contracting the actual illness of COVID-19 may present a much smaller risk than the vast unknowns of an inadequately tested new gene therapy.

The following scientific evidence explains why COVID-19 gene therapies could be hazardous to the human body.


Potential for Autoimmunity

To set the stage, there have been more than 7,000 peer-reviewed studies published on molecular mimicry as a cause of autoimmune diseases.  There are over 50 recognized cross-reactive relationships between specific viruses and human tissues.  That is to say, the phenomenon of viruses and antiviral vaccines triggering autoimmunity is already well-established.  

A ground-breaking study which examined this phenomenon showed that 28 out of the 55 different human body tissues tested were cross-reactive with antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 proteins.  

Cross-reactivity occurs when there are specific similarities between the infection and the body’s own tissues (aka molecular mimicry).  It means that when the body ramps an immune response – whether infection or vaccine induced – the body’s immune system may attack other tissues as well (because their proteins are extremely similar) as it seeks to kill the virus.  

This is one of the current explanations of the COVID-19 “long-haul” syndrome.  I believe our primary public health need is for effective treatment (which exists in the form of Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, and various vitamin and herbal protocols), rather than a vaccine that programs the body’s own cells to manufacture the COVID-19 spike protein – a process that has never been proven safe or self-limiting for the human body!  

In the study, some of the tissues that exhibited cross-reactivity included:  gut and barrier proteins, GI system cells, thyroid, nervous system, heart, joint, skin, muscle, mitochondria (the energy producers of our cells) and liver tissues.

Autoimmune illness typically develops over several years.  Without long-term studies, there’s no way to know how many people this will happen to, and who is most susceptible.  

Based on the current scientific understanding, those with preexisting autoimmune illness, a family history of autoimmunity, or genetic predisposition to autoimmune conditions may be especially vulnerable to developing or worsening autoimmune illness resulting from COVID-19 vaccination.

Compromised Gut, Lung & Brain

Among the most concerning is the immune reactivity that the researchers observed between SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and tight junction (barrier) proteins. These proteins are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the lung, gut and brain.  These cross-reactive interactions may lead to permeability of these organs, which may increase the spread of the virus throughout the body and potentially promote a systemic cytokine storm. 

Additionally, permeability of these immune barriers is also an independent mechanism that may promote immune dysregulation and the onset of autoimmune diseases. This is of great concern since it may be the mechanism that leads to the life-threatening complications of blood clotting.  

Therefore, people who have preexisting leaky gut, leaky brain, or compromised lungs may be more susceptible to inflammation and illness provoked by COVID-19 vaccination.

Antibody-Dependent Enhancement

In some viruses, if a person harbors a “non-neutralizing” antibody to the virus, (i.e. non-specific – as we might see when the body forms antibodies to only the COVID-19 spike protein due to vaccination rather than the whole actual virus), a subsequent infection by the virus can cause that person to elicit a more severe reaction to the virus. 

This is called Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE).  Upon exposure to the actual viral infection, antibodies direct the virus to infect cells of the immune system, and these viruses then replicate and wreak havoc within the immune system.  This can cause a hyper-inflammatory response, a cytokine storm, and general dysregulation of the immune system that can result in multiple organ damage and a far worse infection that would have occurred if one had not been vaccinated.  

ADE is a common and well-known problem with SARS coronaviruses, and a major reason why many previous vaccine trials for other coronaviruses have failed.

Major safety concerns were observed in animal models. For example, rhesus monkeys who were vaccinated with the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 experienced severe acute lung injury when challenged with the actual infection, while monkeys who were not vaccinated did not. Similarly, mice who were immunized with 1 of 4 different SARS-CoV-2 vaccines showed inflammatory changes in the lungs after being challenged with the COVID-19 virus. This did not occur in the controls that had not been vaccinated. 

In 2005, an animal study was done with SARS-CoV-1 mRNA vaccines on ferrets. Two doses were administered in the same manner as the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. The ferrets showed no adverse reaction and seemed to be completely healthy. After some time, the ferrets were exposed to the SARS-CoV-1 coronavirus in the wild. The ferrets died. The mRNA Vaccine had caused a cytokine storm, a fatal cascade of exaggerated immune responses. The SARS-CoV-1 vaccines was not further developed.  

We won’t see how this plays out until the coming fall and winter, when many now vaccinated people become  exposed to the real “wild” virus post-vaccination.  Personally, I prefer to be in the control group of this vast human experiment.  


Infertility & Miscarraige 

If you google, “Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility?” you will get pages and pages of information from health organizations, doctor offices, and media stories all saying the same thing:  “There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines result in infertility.”  Be that as it may, there’s a paltry amount of evidence to base a claim of safety on.

The mechanism through which infertility and miscarriage could occur is this: The vaccinations cause the body to produce antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. However, spike proteins also contain syncytin-homologous proteins, which are essential for the formation of the placenta in mammals, including humans. It has NOT been absolutely ruled out that a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 would not trigger an immune reaction against syncytin-1, in which case infertility of indefinite duration could result in vaccinated women.

If you may want children or grandchildren in the future, I strongly recommend against taking the vaccine at this time!  We simply do not know the impact this could have on an individual’s ability to carry a pregnancy.  Our children need our protection, and any claims of “safety” in this regard are based on wishful thinking at best.


Us Vs. Them

Only you can determine what is best for your body and your children’s bodies.  Own your right to choose, make decisions on your own timing, and maintain your medical privacy.    

Beware of mandates and discriminatory rules (“show us your papers”), for such regulations will weaken our communities by feeding the “Us versus Them” monster mentality.  We each have a responsibility to ensure that our society does not become one that discriminates based on consent to medical procedures. 

Our communal, societal health will not be determined by how many people get the vaccine.  It will be determined by how well each of us is able to respect, love and embrace those who make a choice that’s different from our own.


“The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an intelligent choiceRational, informed patients should not be expected to act uniformly, even under similar circumstances, in agreeing to or refusing treatment.”

– Canterbury v. Spence, 1972

Yours In Vibrant Health,



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  • Carla McClure

    Thanks for writing this summary and speaking out! I have been speaking out also, and find many others reaching out saying they are afraid to speak their opinions.

  • susan brown

    Thank you so much for this article. This is one big human experiment, one that has failed, as you stated, many times in the testing of animals.

    So much is being left out of mainstream ( corporate ) media and we must read between the lines and search out more peer reviewed papers, immunologist’s and vaccinologist’s perspectives.

    I have a question. Does the original spike protein ever leave the body after injected? I am assuming it does not in the case of ADE. Is it replicated only when the virus, as they found with the ferrets, or in our case, like you said when confronted in the next flu season ? And how can I find what Doctors are saying ( ones that are pro gene therapy shot) regarding this? I wish there could be a dialogue, an open debate between both sides of the isle. I wish I could see how, in one year the “vaccine” was altered to the degree that science felt it was safe.

    Again, thank you so much for this explanation….I have so much to learn.

  • Jason

    Thank you for this balanced and well-referenced piece. I wish the journalists were doing as good a job providing real information. Also thank you for sharing your recommendations as a healthcare practioner.

  • Navin R. Johnson

    Nicely written post. Thank you for the article.

    It’s a complicated matter, for sure. Personally, I’ve not been vaccinated. However, I remain open to the possibility. Initially, I was against the idea. Over time, however, seeing people I know get very sick and some even die from COVID-19 caused me to reconsider my entrenched position.

    From what I can tell, the health of a person prior to getting the virus was/is an important factor. In the year that it took the vaccines to be produced, I saw no effort by mainstream medicine encouraging people to improve their health by losing excess weight, ensuring sufficient sleep, eating a nutrient-dense diet, etc. Instead, many people gained weight and became even more sedentary.

    The best time to get healthy is always “now.” No one knows what the future will bring.

    • Hillary Thing

      Thank you for sharing your perspective, Navin! We like to envision a world where all people have abundant health / vitality / life force energy flow and experience the benefits of this daily.

  • Patricia Husted

    Some of us are now faced with work places mandating the covid vaccine. Since the J&J vaccine is not an mRNA vaccine I am wondering if there is any way to detox that from the body? Any comments regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hillary Thing

      Hi Patricia, yes, we released a blog about supporting your body through vaccination, whichever vaccine you take. That blog can be found here.

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