Why Catholics should oppose vaccine mandates (both private and public)

Some assorted observations on serious (and often-ignored) legal, medical, ethical, cultural, social, and theological concerns surrounding COVID vaccinations and mandates.

A nurse prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Fasano, Italy, April 13, 2021. (CNS photo/Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters)

• Most people have heard of Buck v. Bell (1927), in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled lawful a Virginia statute permitting sterilization of the “unfit.” Many know the infamous line of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s ruling: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” Many people do not know, however, the sentence that immediately precedes it: “The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination (Jacobson v. Massachusetts [1905]) is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.” There was a direct connection, at least in the minds of the Supreme Court justices, between compulsory vaccination and compulsory sterilization.

• This connection should give us pause in our present situation, when there is a lot of talk about the need for vaccine mandates for COVID-19. This is a disease which has a >99% survival rate for people under 70 years old (the survival rate is 94.6% for those over 70). Thus, while it seems to make a great deal of sense for those older than 70 and those with exacerbating conditions to receive the vaccine, what are we to say about the tremendous pressure, exerted by both public and private authorities, for absolutely everyone to get vaccinated—even children, upon whom COVID-19 seems rarely to have any effect whatsoever?

• The Church, too, is not unaffected by the present trend. Catholics, and Catholic institutions in particular, are also exerting pressure for universal vaccination. But not only does this program of complete vaccination lack a clear scientific basis, as just noted, exerting pressure in the way it requires arguably looks very much like what is at its core an anti-Christian attempt to control.

• The Buck v. Bell case ushered in an era of state-backed eugenical programs in the United States, leading to things like the North Carolina Eugenics Board, which routinely sterilized minorities and poor people; the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which experimented upon black men; and anti-miscegenation laws, which, one supposes, were intended to protect people from themselves.

• We’d like to think we are far beyond such horrors, but I very much doubt it. In some sense, we can now exert violent control over human bodies and lives both more broadly and more hiddenly, thanks to the rise of modern technology. And even if we insist that we are beyond temptation here, do we want to test our theory by giving the state, and the corporate oligarchy that works with it, the sweeping powers required to enforce vaccine mandates?

• But let us return for a moment to eugenics. People think it looks exclusively like state-backed programs such as eugenics boards, or Josef Mengele, or the Holocaust. But eugenics is both more and less than these concrete programs: it is a logic.

• The logic of eugenics is a logic of willful control. It is anti-creational. The Christian understanding of creation is that it is a gift: received from Another, animated by a purpose and an order that precede man’s will. Eugenics, by contrast, attempts to reject the gift and is at root a bid by man to assert his will over the order of creation, rather than being steward to it.

Humanae vitae articulates this logic well, though the encyclical stops short of calling it eugenical: “the domination and rational organization of the forces of nature to the point that [man] is endeavoring to extend this control over every aspect of his own life—over his body, over his mind and emotions, and even over the laws that regulate the transmission of life” (2).

• Am I saying this in order to equate the COVID-19 vaccines with forced sterilization? Of course not. I am, however, saying that there seems to be a similar logic at work in both—especially in view of the effort to exert immense public and private pressure on those who hesitate about receiving the vaccine. Again, even the appearance of a logical similarity between forced sterilization and compulsory vaccinations should at least give us pause.

• Let me lay my cards on the table and propose the following thesis: Modern medicine has an anti-woman bias. I say this on account of what I see as its tendency to view women’s bodies as if they were men’s bodies with some inconvenient body parts attached. Modern medicine, in short, does not regard women’s fertility as central to their health, but approaches it as a problem it doesn’t know how to handle. The medical establishment then tries to suppress this problematic fertility with contraception, to jump-start it with IVF, or to erase it all together with sterilization.

• Modern medicine is by nature short-sighted: it is focused on treating symptoms now, rather than on waiting to understand why they are arising and what they can tell us about the whole. For the same reason, modern medicine lacks the patience to understand women and their fertility. This is how we end up with the disasters of thalidomide and diethylstilbestrol. The history of modern medicine is littered with women’s bodies—and the bodies of their children (it is fairly well known that mothers who were prescribed thalidomide for their morning sickness gave birth to children with severe limb deformities; it is less well known that the children of mothers who were prescribed diethylstilbestrol are much more likely to have problems with their fertility—and their daughters are at much greater risk for blood clots and cancer. We are now seeing epigenetic effects in the grandchildren of those women who were prescribed diethylstilbestrol).

Vaginal mesh is another example of the horrors inflicted upon women because of an over-hasty modern medicine directed all too often by the interests of pharmaceutical companies, rather than by the health of the patient. Some types of hormonal contraception increase a woman’s risk of fatal blood clots three to nine times, but this has never halted the production and use of birth control. Jennifer Block’s excellent Everything Below the Waist is a mine of information on these matters, while Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Women documents the phenomenon of the bias against women in both modern medicine and modern science.

• The lesson is this: when modern medicine moves too quickly, women suffer most immediately. Men suffer too—it’s just that their suffering is not as immediate or apparent. How we treat women—and in particular their fertility—is a bit like the canary in the coal mine: it reveals how we approach all of nature (human and otherwise).

• We know that many women are reporting irregularities with their period after receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Given what’s at stake—women’s health, their fertility, and human nature’s capacity to be, literally, pro-creative—why are we barreling ahead with this program of vaccination? Shouldn’t reports like these give us pause? Are we sure that we are not backing ourselves into a logic of violent control that is akin to that displayed in eugenics?

• I am not arguing that no one should take the COVID-19 vaccines. I am arguing that we ignore these kinds of signals about their possible long-terms effects at great risk.

• The biotechnology being used in the vaccines available in the United States has never before been used in vaccination. We do not and indeed cannot have data about its long-term effects. And yet we seem to be barreling forward with a population-level experiment while preparing to take coercive measures against those who would hesitate.

• In April 2020, the New York Times reported that it would likely take us until November 2033 to produce a vaccine. We have rushed this process in an unprecedented way. Why? So that we might attempt to guard ourselves against the possibility of suffering and the very slight possibility of a more immediate death?

• So much for the risk-benefit calculus. But I am also arguing that these vaccines in particular, combined with the pressures being exerted to force it upon everyone, look an awful lot like a form of hasty, eugenics-like control that is totalitarian in spirit.

• To repeat: I am not arguing no one should take these vaccines—it in fact seems prudent that many who are at higher risk should take them. But compulsory universal vaccination looks like an attempt to exert control over every single person on the planet. It thus smells strongly of the logic of eugenics and of its sponsorship by the state and its techno-corporate actors (which, it must be said, stand to profit a great deal from every person being mandated to take the vaccine).

• The Church has always acted as a counterbalance to the (attempted) political and cultural hegemony of the state. It’s one of the reasons Rome murdered Christians en masse.

• By contrast, Catholic institutions, such as universities, that claim to serve the Church, but are also joining the attempt to mandate an experimental vaccine, are not first serving the Church. They are making it clear that they serve the state first by exerting the same pressure upon the people as the state is.

• Many Catholics argue that we should get behind vaccine mandates (or even mandate them ourselves) for the sake of the common good. But public health is not synonymous with the common good. In order for a good truly to be common, it must transcend individual consumption. For a good to be transcendent in this sense, moreover, it must be wholly shareable by many at the same time A cake is not a common good because you and I cannot enjoy the same piece at the same time: by definition it is not common. The same is true of a road, no piece of which you and I can use at once.

• Creation, and its logic, however, is a common good. It is common to all of humanity, past, present, and future. It transcends us, preceding both our existence and our individual will.

• The anti-creational logic of eugenics is by definition also anti-transcendent because it is the assertion of one individual’s (or group’s) will over nature. It says that the individual’s will should supersede the logic of creation. And it does so, as history has shown us repeatedly, at the expense of the most vulnerable.

The COVID-19 vaccines—their hasty development, their unknown long-term effects, the private and public means being used to pressure everyone to get them—represent the assertion of control over nature, over human beings, that looks very much like the logic that is eugenics.

• All of this stands in sharp contrast to the biblical directive to steward nature, not assert our will over it.

• Christ did not ask us to be safe at all costs. He did not ask us never to risk. He asked us to understand that he is the way, the truth, and the life. He asked us to believe—profoundly, to the core of our very being—that our lives are not in our own hands, but they are in the hands of the Father. He asked us to see, protect, and preserve what his Father created.

• We are not given the gift of existence never to die, but so that we might live.


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About Rachel M. Coleman 1 Article
Rachel M. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Assumption University in Worcester, MA. In addition to her PhD in Theology, she holds a BS in Biology and BA in Philosophy. She researches primarily in the area of metaphysics, and often writes on the intersection of philosophy, theology, and science.

32 Comments

  1. Diocesan schools must stop requiring vaccines competely, to the point that they do not require “exemption paperwork.” In addition, parishes should put on notice that Catholic physicians who wish to advertise in the back of the bulletin (or be lectors or Extra Ordinary E.M., etc) that they must not prescription contraception, sterilization, or require vaccination as part of their pediatric practice (it is common for pediatric and family physicians to require vaccination of young children or to dismiss the family from the practice.)
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    Of course, the CDF says that vaccines and other medical treatments that arise from abortion tainted cell lines are acceptable, so that is not likely to happen any time soon.

  2. If we mandate (force) vaccinations on people, it is the same slippery slope we encounter with killing the unborn. Who (or what) comes next? Everyone should have the right and responsibility to decide for or against being vaccinated without any coercion. I will be vaccinated as soon as they offer a shot that has no connection to abortion. The “remote” connection to fetal tissue from an abortion in 1973 is not remote, because taking such a vaccination while protesting its development is hypocritical and will lead to more of the same kind of research and development in the future. I cannot deplore the method while accepting the resulting treatment. The end does not justify the means.

  3. In my case, Dr. Coleman is preaching to the choir, but she’s provided some great ammo for “anti-covidiot” apologetics. The obstinant, stubborn, germaphobic PR out there is truly satanic in light of the facts. I’m sharing this outstanding article far and wide. It should be published in every Christian Sunday bulletin, Catholic and otherwise.

  4. excellent article. well made points that i can use with the multitude of people pushing me to get this vaccine (though i have many concerns about it , both moral and physical)to prove i am a good christian, or unselfish or charitable.

  5. “The COVID-19 vaccines—their hasty development, their unknown long-term effects, the private and public means being used to pressure everyone to get them—represent the assertion of control over nature, over human beings, that looks very much like the logic that is eugenics.”

    Nice effort, but I think the comparison to eugenics defies logic rather than being an example of it. There are a number of reasons one might be concerned about, or reject, vaccination for SARS-CoV-2. But asserting that this vaccination is akin to a eugenic practice (images of Nazi forced sterilization practices difficult to avoid)seems to me to be like comparing apples to hippopotamuses.

  6. “Am I saying this in order to equate the COVID-19 vaccines with forced sterilization? Of course not. I am, however, saying…”

    To be honest, it seems irresponsible to publish these bullet points to confuse or dissuade readers on this site, trying to link the vaccine to eugenics (‘oh but don’t worry, I’m not even if the whole article is about eugenics in relation to the vaccine’). Don’t tell me the rad-trad attempt to guilt everyone out of getting their vaccine by linking them to abortions failed, so we’re going to the next mortal sin? What’s next, the vaccines will be linked to genes responsible for sodomy and adultery? Will nothing stop those degenerates and their New World Order!?!?

    • She’s not saying an individual choosing to get the vaccine itself is eugenic, but that the basis used to justify the state/ society *forcing* everyone to get it is similar to the justification of eugenics.

      • Interesting, informative and long overdue article. IMHO the RCC is playing with fire. The sight of Pope Francis and Benedict taking the jab may well come back to haunt the church in a scandal that will make the clerical abuse one look like a picnic. We simply do not know enough about this illness, its origin or why big names like Gates are getting involved. That the unborn are being used in Nazi style experimentation should be enough pause for thought.

    • How about more than 4,400 deaths following COVID-19 vaccine injections through this past Monday, more deaths than reported for all vaccines combined over the past 15 years? How about 795 reports related to blood clotting disorders? The data is available from the VAERS reporting system. Or, how about a renowned toxicologist, calling on the U.S. government to halt COVID-19 vaccine distribution?

      • The deaths reported to VAERS are voluntary and are said to be from ` to 10 percent of the actual number. Check Covid News online. The swine flu vaccine was stopped when 53 people died from it. If only 20 percent of the U.S. population say they are certainly not going to be vaccinated is everyone else just watching television>

  7. Thank you for this article, particularly the presentation of the analogy between the mainstream medical treatment of women’s fertility, and the rollout of the COVID injections (they are not vaccines are they?) It is indeed a shortsighted treatment in both cases, and the former very clearly establishes our understanding of the latter.

    I’d like to push back on the idea that there is an “anti-woman bias” in modern medicine however. This strikes me as a sentimental phrase which unnecessarily stokes the emotions and ultimately does damage to your argument. You could just as well talk of an “anti-man bias” when, for instance, birth control chemicals leach into the environment and wreak havoc on the male endocrine system in particular (you may even be alluding to something like this effect when you talk of the long-term ill effects of medicine on men). Yet speaking of “anti-man” anything doesn’t evoke sentiment like “anti-woman” does, even though it has just as much truth to it. Ironically, using the “anti-woman” argument probably gives a boost to your argument in the short-term, but doesn’t run very deep or ring true in the long-term sense, and so very much resembles the short-term solution nature of modern medicine, which argument your present very worthily.

  8. “The Dicastery of Cardinal Turkson has produced a kit (here) for representatives of the Church on the anti-Covid vaccines composed of seven sections that refer to some documents, provide an anthology of speeches (especially by Pope Francis), answer clinical questions…”

    This “kit” gives clergy instructions to convincingly and efficiently promote vaccines. According to CBS News, “Fauci said doubters should be encouraged to get vaccines from people they trust.” “You’ve got to match the messenger with the audience,” So here we go, Catholics should be coerced into the global elites cattle drive. This is war!

    read more (copy and paste):

    Pro-vax Vatican creates a kit to indoctrinate priests and the faithful – Daily Compass (newdailycompass.com)

    Americans have a big fight on their hands. Globalist are targeting our children and family life. With the Vatican’s unraveling fabric, it is up to faithful Catholics not to “make a mess” but to MAKE A SCENE, to speak up and put on the armor of Truth.

    Chelsea indicated that continual advocacy of vaccines should be part of a global program.

    “… in November of 2012 Pope Benedict XVI signed a Motu Proprio clarifying what even common sense might suggest, namely that Catholic charitable organisations cannot be funded by “groups or institutions that pursue ends contrary to Church’s teaching.” Now the Vatican is scrapping that directive with impunity!

    John Templeton Foundation sponsorship of $700,000 to the conference “… makes it clear why it generously funds the Vatican Health Conference. As Monsignor Trafny candidly admits, the funder also gets to choose the speakers.” John Templeton Foundation funds the contraception mill to the tune of $3 billion a year. B & M Gates are on the same page with Planned Parenthood. There we have it! Serving up balogna such as the recent Health Conference has become a pattern! The Vatican has lost its moorings. The faithful suffer while vaccines, and development of illicitly procured human cell use is promoted at the Vatican Health Conference. Only two members of our Catholic clergy spoke.

    read more(copy and past):
    Vatican in the pocket of the contraception industry – Daily Compass (newdailycompass.com)

    • Many bureaucratic organizations self-co-ordinate using ten-year paradigms. This applies to groups within such organizations and groups among such organizations. It stabilizes things for them in having to deal with leaderships changing from time to time, achieves predictability, facilitates budgeting and tracking, sets the promotion process to be run with some known “objective” criteria, builds periodic synergy, avoids sharp changes or shows how change is more imperative, etc. And there’s another side: it affords bureaucrats comfort zones which they can define and carve out for themselves; allows them to pursue their own agendas or at least some of the tracks; shifts a power balance to them. The co-ordinating can be through formalized plans, practical arrangements, accepted concurrences or informal understandings -or a mix. In these situations it is entirely possible for them to sustain positions and cultures that are contrary to the organizations’ standards, vision, mission and goals.

      Typically the 10-year paradigm “hides in plain sight” -the case in most national situations. One glaring open example exists on the international level, the WHO’s relationship with GAVI. This has no basis in international law or the UN charter but the WHO is able to undertake its functions through these alter-arrangements, unchecked. This has to be broken down, held to account and repelled. It can not go on and it is not a precedent for allowing other things like it. Further, in the present insistence of “pandemic” peddled by WHO, the influence is out of all proportion to realities and is utterly contrary to reason, to law and to rule of law. Moreover this particular alliance is demonstrating it has every intention to keep flourishing beyond ten years and to make connections according to peculiarities/abberational quirk-ologies, like “gender” and “population”.

      Super-imposing onto this a random multi-lateralism is very negligent and at the same time will cause disruptions in regional outlooks and agendas.

      GAVI is not a Russia problem, it is a China problem. The Russia “problem” is by and large a work-up done to divert attention and to make cover for different types of sabotage. It inevitably puts Russia on a defensive and chokes down the development of international relations and global security. You can get a sense who else would be involved, from my comments to Leila Miller’s article “The Church’s ultimate trial: the final unleashing of evil” March 2 2021. Here is the link.

      https://www.leilamiller.net/blog/2020/10/6/the-churchs-ultimate-trial-and-the-final-unleashing-of-evil

        • Rosemarie,

          Here is a link to the WHO website revealing a “formal” type “agreement” / “letter of intent” between the WHO and “official representatives” of different countries. What is the basis in law for it? Let them say -let them try to say- and the absence of foundation will immediately emerge. Some are Presidents and some are Prime Ministers and neither type of office works like that “just so”; but where did they find or establish the uniform format for having mixed-level signatories? Etc.

          Is it going to move from “between” to “among”? If so how?

          The second link is a discussion at LIFESITE ​/ Dr. Joseph Mercola / Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger, describing what else is going on with aforementioned “formal emplacement”; how GAVI relates /aims to relate; and how GAVI is “composed” and “recognized”. In many countries it would all be null in law and I would venture to say GAVI has no substance in any jurisdiction. What anyway is the “recognition” process?

          So they’re jumping the hoops and nobody puts a stop to it.

          https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/op-ed—covid-19-shows-why-united-action-is-needed-for-more-robust-international-health-architecture

          https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/who-insider-blows-whistle-on-gates-and-gavi

          • Rosemarie,

            I read through some of the material I found via your suggested “copy and paste” notes (above here May 10 12:46pm). Thanks very much, I’d have missed that. One of the main themes and objects at the conference is “fraternal vaccinations” and “morality of vaccination” developing from an idea asserted as fact, that the virus came about because of deforestation and climate change. Am sure you know it’s just wrong. This virus came through deliberate human lab experiments in “gain of function” manipulations. Various authorities know this and it is not speculation. What they have not admitted is 1. exact sources and 2. place of release. As Catholics we never derive religion or morality or professional conduct from the arbitrary.

            And as well, it’s neither spirituality nor witness!

            The “gain of function” business is interesting in another way. If they continually focus singularly on the Wuhan lab they avoid addressing the various matters and people and governments and other labs and institutes that have to be brought under accountability and be regulated; and they give cover to GAVI, Big Pharma, Big Tech, the WHO and the wrong set-ups going on at the UN.

          • Elias Galy, I just now saw your replies to my comment when I was researching articles on Covid. Thank you. I will read them as I need information for a letter. I am quite disturbed by church authorities falling in line with governors to push vaccines. Sadly this is top down pressure on the Catholic population. I wish the same kind of concern would be manifested for inoculation in the repentance department.

  9. The concatenation referred to by Bishop Athanasius Schneider is warning you (and me) that what is present in certain abortion-taint vaccines, is not merely products of evil acts that are finished, but a presentation of on-going evil processes that have now become apparent. By giving your consent to such ones, which they need and which you will now be knowingly doing, you enter into the paradigm for which they were/are, in fact, patterned.

    I also assert IN ADDITION that the mass use of unproven vaccines is reckless and unsupportable; and so is the dumbing-down of regular medicines which are efficacious. To oppose all of that can amount to other acts in saintly obedience.

    For some of the vaccines a different (non-abortion) concatenation is concurrently active; and it is the experimenting and development of bio-marking and “high-tech” dimensions “in the name of advance”. If however you do not participate it can not co-opt you. I assert further, therefore, that prudence indicates clearly that you do not accept to be vaccinated with these. So that a voluntary decision of this kind of prudence can itself amount to a saintly act.

  10. I recall seeing a young boy suffering from polio—I am thankful we no longer have to worry about polio. Tuberculosis is no longer a worry because of our health system. My children all received the required vaccinations to attend school. I would argue that vaccinations are pro-life. Vaccinations have prevented much suffering in the world. Scientists have been developing vaccine science for years and were able to create the covid vaccine quickly. If a mandatory vaccine can save thousands of elderly and at risk people, we should surely debate the idea. Vaccines might be pro-life.

    • Read the article again Gerard. The author does not deny, indeed strongly endorses, the elderly and vulnerable getting the vaccine. She merely queries the overly totalitarian moves to make it mandatory even in younger healthy people in whom the risks may outweigh the benefits.

    • I doubt you will get much debate on the benefits of vaccines in general…past vaccines like those you mention have gone through a rigorous long-term approval process (including long-term testing), before being approved for widespread use. With the COVID19 “vaccine”, they haven’t completed the near-term or long-term studies. They authorized the use of this new gene-therapy “vaccine” under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)…and this “vaccine” does not prevent you from contracting Covid19 or from transmitting it (it’s designed to lesson the symptoms when the person contracts the virus only). As such this synthetic mRNA gene-therapy “vaccine” continues to be experimental. Forcing people to take an experimental drug is unethical and immoral (and illegal), as the world has been down this path before (ref. most notably, the Nurenburg Trials/Mengele experiments on Jewish children). Additionally, with a greater than 99% survival rate for COVID19 for healthy people under 60, there is no reason to hurriedly introduce this vaccine to the mass public, especially since there are legitimate concerns raised by medical professionals, immunologists, experts in the field of vaccines, etc. on the long-term safety of this new gene-therapy “vaccine”. I can understand the use of an experimental drug for high risk people who have no alternatives for survival, but not for young healthy people and especially for pregnant women, where they are just guessing at its long-term safety. That is reckless and it doesn’t seem to be very “pro-life” to me.

    • These. vaccines are all experimental in nature without any knowledge of long term effects. It will be 2023 or 24 before any long term clinical studies will be completed. As I pointed out in another post, VAERS has reported more than 4,400 deaths following COVID-19 vaccine injections as of this past Monday. This is more deaths than reported for all vaccines combined over the past 15 years. These deaths along with other very serious reported side effects have lead Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay, a renowned toxicologist, to call for a halt by the U.S. government to all COVID-19 vaccine distributions. This is in addition to concerns over the relationship between these vaccines and aborted fetal tissue.

  11. I feel we have to consider a few things. Fortunately we did have a head start on other illnesses caused by coronaviruses SARS and MERS which are roughly 80% identical.. This helps explain how scientists developed the COVID19 test so quickly. Another unknown factor is we don’t know the long term affects of COVID19 that can also lead to lifelong issues to our youth.

    • We don’t know how what the vaccine will do long term.
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      Much acrimony could be avoided by stopping both the endless “pandemic porn” and “vaccine porn.” The vast majority of people who get SC2 do fine. The vast majority of people who get the vaccine don’t have significant reactions.

      • The odds, so far, are better than Russian roulette, but why play? Virologists at prestigious universities studied 1500 positive covid19 test samples and found only
        type A and B virus in them…the common annual flu. The CDC does not have a sample of the covid 19 virus which is supposed to be everywhere. What does all this suggest?

        • Far too many people misunderstand viruses. COVID-19 is not a virus. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS CO-V2 coronavirus. All viruses are associated with two names: the name of the virus and the disease it causes. One prominent example is AIDS, which is the disease causes by the HIV virus. It should be noted that not everyone who gets the virus gets the disease.

          The virus can be detected through testing, but the disease it causes is diagnosed according to its effects or symptoms. The confusion is understandable. Though the CDC does explain this in their website, many in the media seem to be unaware that a virus and the disease it causes are two different things.

          Tests for the SARS CO-V2 coronavirus vary in their specificity. Rapid testing sacrifices specificity, whereas specific testing sacrifices time. Generally speaking, the shorter the test, the more prone to error it is (such as false positives). This is why positive results are followed up with a longer, more accurate (specific) test to confirm the results.

          SARS CO-V2 is a real virus that has been mutating worldwide into more dangerous forms. The issue isn’t whether it exists but the effectiveness of measures used to diagnose, control and treat it. But then, that’s an entirely different topic requiring far more space to adequately discuss it.

      • Lucky the Students who have Her for a Professor Her credentials are excellent, and, I do believe that we need to listen to more of these well educated — HOLISTIC Professionals With the UNDIAGNOSED EVIL taking over our Country and our Freedom to WORSHIP, America will no longer be the Land of the Free. I have read many of these comments and they are from those mostly who have been convinced that this Vaccine is the Answer to a Virus of unknown ETIOLOGY. As an RN who has spent 2 years in Military — way, way back in 1960, working with Obstetricians of Several Faiths, and receiving an MOS in OBstetrics, I do see this Mandate as the Bottom of the Slippery Slope — that Pope Paul VI tells us would happen in His encyclical on Humanae Vitae .Having been educated by the School Sisters of St Francis (They are the Sisters who helped the beginning of Mayo Clinic, We were taught to always QUESTION the NEWS, and ask — IS THIS TRUE. They warned us back then that Communism would try to INSIDIOUSLY take over our Freedom . Pope Paul VI told us that Satan had entered the Sanctuary back over 60 years ago Our Blessed Mother tells us that Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph, and Pope Francis tells us to Never give up Hope. I do believe that we have Educated Professionals in the Health Field who will Prevail. and We do need more Professors lke the author of this article

  12. For women who like using pen & paper, keeping track of periods/menstrual cycles on a paper hard copy of a calendar can be a helpful visual aid. Teen girls can do it too! A woman can let her doctor know if there’s been any changes.

  13. There are major side effect concerns with respect to these vaccines. For example, VAERS has tracked more than 4,400 deaths following COVID-19 vaccine injections as of this past Monday. This is more deaths than reported for all vaccines combined over the past 15 years. There have also been 795 reports related to blood clotting disorders as of April 9th in the VAERS reporting system. A number of other serious side effects have been reported following COVID-19 shots, including irregular menstrual cycles. The seriousness of these side effects has gotten to the point where a renowned toxicologist, Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., has called on the U.S. government to halt COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

  14. My daughter’s employer put out a notice that every employee who gets the shot will receive a check for $150. She has not received the vaccine. Looks like the pressure comes from all sides. At one of the Masses in our church we have what I call the mask masters. One woman was told to leave because she doesn’t wear a mask. I attend 5:oopm or 9:00am. I don’t wear a mask.

  15. On the web the most pro-vax are the most tyrannical, most new world government, who want to force vaccination on everyone. This is back to the U.S.S.R.
    LifeSiteNws.com , a good Catholic pro-life site has information about the Vaccine issue that you would regret not having seen before you were vaccinated.

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