Vaccine Skeptics Are Scientifically Literate

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles August 16 2021

Vaccine Skeptics Are Scientifically Literate

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

In last week’s newsletter, I reported that as of early summer, the actual vaccine uptake rate was about 20% lower than our rulers and health officials were reporting. During the last several weeks things have not improved. Every week, states are tossing expired doses due to lack of demand. Thus the current hysteria. Our rulers have threatened to have government workers go door-to-door; have demanded that healthcare institutions require the shot for employees; and in some areas have demanded that people present vaccine cards in order to dine in restaurants and shop. The pushback in response has been even stronger. Unless the government is prepared to start locking people up in camps – and the CDC has posted some information indicating that this is a possibility[1] – we may be at an impasse.

Part of the problem is that government and health officials, along with many arrogant members of the public, have the mistaken notion that people who are refusing to get a COVID vaccine are stupid or misinformed. Condescension has never been a great strategy for winning anyone over. And recent research conducted at MIT shows that it is even less likely to win over COVID jab refusers, because, the study shows, skeptics are highly informed, scientifically literate, and sophisticated in their use of data.[2] We’re not idiots, in other words.

MIT researchers examined hundreds of thousands of social media posts and found that the people referred to as skeptics use data sets from official sources and their conclusions are quite sophisticated. Lead researcher Crystal Lee says, “A lot of people think of metrics like infection rates as objective. But they’re clearly not, based on how much debate there is on how to think about the pandemic. That’s why we say data visualizations have become a battleground.” Data visualization is the use of charts, graphs and maps to help people understand information, trends, and patterns.

Lee and her group looked at networks of communities that interacted with one another on social media. They found that groups comprised of skeptics were sharing data visualizations at least as much if not more than other groups. And their data visualizations were sophisticated and just as polished as those posted on public health dashboards. “It’s a very striking finding,” Lee said “It shows that characterizing anti-mask groups as data-illiterate or not engaging with the data, is empirically false.”

Contrary to what many people think, skeptics were not ignoring data at all. Instead, they discussed how different kinds of data were collected and why. Lee’s group concluded that their arguments were “quite nuanced,” and that groups often pointed out how the way some data were reported could be quite misleading. In response, skeptics would create their own data sets, and even provide instruction on how to create accurate graphs and charts. “I’ve been to livestreams where people screen share and look at the data portal from the state of Georgia,” reported Lee. “Then they’ll talk about how to download the data and import it into Excel.”

Co-author Graham Jones says a skeptic’s “idea of science is not listening passively as experts at a place like MIT tell everyone else what to believe.” He says that the skeptics reflect “deep-seated values of self-reliance and anti-expertise that date back to the founding of the country.” In other words, people who are skeptical of the current public health narrative are independent thinkers, not sheep.

Lee adds that “…data analysis is important,” but that just posting data does not convince people who believe that the scientific establishment is not trustworthy. Jevin West at the University of Washington agrees, and says that the same data can be used to report opposite sides of an issue. He says that Lee’s study “…underscores the complexity of the problem.”

An article in National Review concurs, stating that distrust of public health is, indeed a major issue.[3] According to author Michael Brendan Dougherty, vaccine skeptics think that excessive fear of COVID is the reason for unconstitutional restrictions. They see consenting to the vaccine as a condition of freedom as a promise to consent to house arrest the next time a new variant becomes front-page news.

Dougherty reports an example of a public health message that backfires when viewed by skeptics. The spokesperson reports that “…the Delta variant is a “more contagious strain” of the virus, that life-threatening complications and long-term effects on brain and body can occur in young people; it’s available for free; and it’s about joy – getting the vaccine helps you travel more safely, visiting the people and places you love.”

Dougherty rightly points out that the messenger does not state that the Delta variant is actually more dangerous – just more contagious. And most of the country has already been set free, so vaccination status won’t change much for many people. Dougherty writes that a barrage of public health messages that do not address actual concerns are often interpreted as more government propaganda; and that censorship does not help either.

Dougherty writes that the most serious phenomenon fueling vaccine hesitancy is the “…bizarre public health treatment of children.” Children have a 0% chance, statistically, of serious illness or death from COVID-19; masks can cause serious negative consequences; and at one point the CDC recommended that children wear masks outdoors. Dougherty writes that the CDC and Fauci repeat alarmist, fear-mongering nonsense about children and COVID which leads many people to believe that health authorities are lying about risks in order to justify unnecessary medical interventions while censoring all dissent.

Dougherty concludes that convincing vaccine skeptics will require discontinuation of “…efforts that seem like open manipulation in defiance of the evidence” and “…leveling with people.” He notes that Americans are “…unruly and in a sour mood about their authority figures.” Amen to that.

What Lee, Dougherty, and many others who are trying to make sense of vaccine hesitancy are missing, however, is that distrust of government and medicine did not start with the COVID debacle. It started decades ago with other fake pandemics; with other incorrect mantras such as “early detection saves lives,” and dozens of other incorrect messages about health-related issues such as “vaccines are safe and effective.” COVID is the result of the fact that organized medicine and drug companies, along with their government partners, have been lying and hurting and killing people for decades – and getting away with it. So, of course they assumed they would get away with targeting the entire world population in 2020.

Will they get away with it? That’s up to us. There are good reasons to believe that the resistance is bigger and more determined than our rulers thought it would be. As government messages have become more incoherent and they seem more desperate, the number of people joining us has multiplied exponentially. There are good reasons to be hopeful. Our odds get better with each new person who joins us. If you’re not already on board, this is the time to act. Email pampopper@msn.com to take action now.


[1] Interim Operational Considerations for Implementing the Shielding Approach to Prevent COVID-19 Infections in Humanitarian Settings. Updated July 26, 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/global-covid-19/shielding-approach-humanitarian.html

[2] Daniel Ackerman. When more COVID-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding. MIT News March 4 2021

[3] Michael Brendan Dougherty. Convincing the Skeptics. National Review July 16 2021

The Microbiome and COVID-19

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles Sept 13 2021

The Microbiome and COVID-19

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

According to Hippocrates, “All disease begins in the gut.”

The gut is the largest immune organ in the body and is colonized by a significant number of microorganisms, referred to as the microbiome. The microbiome plays a major role in the development and function of the immune system through signaling and crosstalk with immune cells throughout the body.[1] Therefore, it is not surprising that there is a connection between the gut microbiome, gastrointestinal symptoms, and COVID-19. A study published in April 2020 reported that 20% of patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection had gastrointestinal symptoms, and two thirds of infected people shed viral RNA in their feces. Over 60% of patients continued to shed RNA in their feces even after PCR tests showed negative results.[2]

Patterns in the makeup of the microbiome have been found to be related to patient outcomes for many diseases and conditions. Dysbiosis is characterized by a reduction in microbial diversity, along with the loss of beneficial bacteria and an increase in pathogenic bacteria. Patients with dysbiosis have worse outcomes and longer recovery times from COVID-19 than those who have healthier microbiomes.[3]

In order to look more closely at the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and the gut, researchers in Hong Kong analyzed the microbiomes of 15 patients who tested positive in March 2020. They examined 2-3 fecal samples each week until the patients were discharged from the hospital. At that time, any patient who tested positive was required to be hospitalized, even if the person had no symptoms.

All of the patients had increased levels of pathogenic bacteria and reduced levels of beneficial bacteria as compared to healthy controls. Those who were treated with antibiotics had even less beneficial bacteria and higher levels of pathogenic bacteria. The degree of dysbiosis was directly related to the severity of symptoms, and negative changes to the microbiome persisted after the patients had cleared the infection.[4]

A larger study of 100 patients confirmed these results and also reported that higher levels of pathogenic bacteria were associated with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines. Follow-up with these patients showed a link between a damaged gut microbiome and persistent symptoms, sometimes referred to as “long COVID.” On the other hand, people who completely recovered had a microbiome similar to those who were never infected.[5]

SARS-CoV-2 has an affinity for ACE-2 receptors, which are found throughout the human body including in the mucosal lining the human gut. It is thought that the ACE2 receptors play a role in regulating the microbiome, and infection interferes with this regulatory system. In other words, dysbiosis can increase the risk of symptomatic infection, and infection can cause or exacerbate dysbiosis. To that point, recent research showed that in a mouse model, SARS-CoV-2 directly and negatively affected the gut microbiome. The same research group analyzed 101 stool samples from human COVID-19 patients and reported that the samples showed significant dysbiosis, with blooms of opportunistic pathogenic bacteria and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in those who were hospitalized. Blood tests showed that bacteria had translocated from the gut to the circulatory system, which indicates a relationship between dysbiosis and the development of secondary infections.[6]

Still more evidence for the connection between COVID-19 and the gut microbiome is the fact that people who are diabetic, obese or have high blood pressure are at higher risk of COVID-19, and these patients also are known to have compromised gut microbiomes.[7]

What should you do in response to this information? Protect your microbiome! Avoid taking antibiotics whenever possible, since antibiotics cause dysbiosis. Change your diet. Beneficial bacteria thrive on carbohydrate and fiber, and vegetarians tend to have healthier microbiomes with higher counts of beneficial bacteria than meat eaters.[8]  If your microbiome has been compromised, you can address this with by improving your diet and taking a high-quality probiotic.

If you get COVID-19, taking a probiotic may be helpful. A pilot study involving 25 COVID-19 patients given probiotics showed that they had higher levels of beneficial bacteria in their gut, lower levels of inflammatory markers and were more likely to recover fully than 30 controls who were given usual care without probiotics.[9] 


[1] Geuking M, Cahenzli J, Lawson M. “Intestinal bacterial colonization induces mutualistic regulatory T cell responses.’’ Immunity. 2011; 34(5), 794-806.

[2] Chen Y, Chen L, Deng Q et al. “The presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the feces of COVID-19 patients.” J Med Vir 2020 Apr   https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.25825

[3] Nogrady B. “Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against Sars-CoV-2.” The Scientist Aug 31 2021

[4] Zuo T, Zhang F, Liu GC et cl. “Alterations in Gut Microbiota of Patients With COVID-19 During Time of Hospitalization.” Gastroenterology 2020 Sep;159:944-965

[5] Yeoh YK, Zuo T, Liu GC et al. “Gut microbiota composition reflects disease severity and dysfunctional immune responses in patients with COVID-19.” Gut 2021 Apr;70(4):698-706

[6] Venzon M, Bernard L, Klein J et al. Gut microbiome during COVID-19 is associated with increased risk of bacteremia and microbial translocation.“ bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.15.452246

[7] Bull MJ, Plummer NT. “Part I: The Human Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease.” Integr Med (Encinitas) 2014 Dec;13(6):17-22

[8] De Fillipo C, Cavalieri D, Di Paola M et al. “Impact of diet in shaping gut microbiota revealed by a comparative study in children from Europe and rural Africa.”

PNAS 2010 Aug;107(33):14691-14696

[9] Nogrady B. “Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against Sars-CoV-2.” The Scientist Aug 31 2021

School Has Started: Let The Psychological Torture Begin

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles August 23 2021

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

School Has Started:

Let the Psychological Torture of Children Begin!

For months, school officials and board members led parents to believe that their opinions and input mattered. Acting on that belief, parents attended school board meetings, wrote letters, delivered speeches, wrote more letters, chased the school board members out of the building, submitted scientific articles, and delivered expert testimony. The result of all of this busy work – the kids are masked up, and COVID insanity is in full force in America’s schools.

In some school systems, all students in grades K-6 are required to wear masks, while masks are optional for grades 7-12. Some school systems started the school year with no mask requirement, which resulted in about 48 hours of normalcy until the fake testing began. According to a recent article in USA Today, thousands of kids throughout the U.S. are currently in quarantine because of rising “cases.”

For example:

  • New Orleans School District had 299 cases, and has quarantined over 3000 students and staff.
  • Ware County in Georgia closed all schools after cases started rising and over 800 students and staff are now in quarantine.
  • In Mississippi, 20,000 students are quarantined.
  • Many schools in Texas have shut down. Four school districts that opened with masks optional are now closed due to “cases” and even though there is a state order against masking in schools, administrators are requiring masks anyway. Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District in West Texas closed for two weeks to quarantine all students and staff.
  • 6000 students and staff in Hillsborough Public Schools in Florida are now quarantined.

It looks like life in the “more free” states like Texas and Florida is not so free after all.

There are more examples, but you get the idea. Not enough children were adequately psychologically and physically damaged last year, so those who are trusted with America’s children are doubling down to make sure they destroy an entire generation of kids during this school year.

Had enough? We will help you get your children out of these dystopian places we used to refer to as schools. It’s easier than you think, and you will sleep better at night knowing that you have rescued your kids before the really bad stuff starts to happen (like vaccination without your permission).

Email pampopper@msn.com to sign up for an orientation session.

Jeanine Santucci. Thousands of US kids are in COVID-19 quarantine. USA Today

Contributing: The Clarion Ledger, The Louisville Courier Journal, The Associated Press  

An Analysis of Vaccine Uptake

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles August 9 2021

An Analysis You Will Want to Read!

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

According to the CDC, 60.8% of all adults are fully vaccinated, and over 80% of seniors have taken the jab.[1] Hospitals are telling their employees that over 70% of staff have been vaccinated and at least one airline reports that almost all pilots have been vaccinated. The state-controlled media reports daily that the vaccine rate is very high – just not high enough, which is why continued pressure is needed to convince more people to get in line and get the jab. These reports have led many unvaccinated people to conclude that they are in the minority.

But something is not quite right. If the vaccine rate is really so high, why is there so much hysteria about getting more people vaccinated? The reason government officials are applying so much pressure is that they are panicked. The vaccine uptake is significantly lower than they have reported, and it seems that almost no matter what they do, it won’t budge.

COVID Vaccines in Ohio

Ohio, like most other states, launched it’s COVID vaccine program with mass vaccination clinics throughout the state. The first sign that the clinics were not doing well was when Emperor DeWine issued an “urgent appeal” on June 7 stating that “The time to act is now.”[2] The reason for the urgent plea? 200,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine were going to expire unused on June 23. DeWine announced several strategies for preventing this, including deploying a mobile vaccine unit to worksites.

According to a friend, the mobile unit was parked in front of a building with 50,000 employees inside, and during an 8-hour workday, only about a dozen people showed up to be vaccinated. A tad embarrassing, and the mobile unit was no longer discussed.

Ohio is the model state for the rest of the country, so it is not surprising that our emperor was the first to announce a “vaccine lottery” with millions of dollars in cash prizes and college tuition. Other states, as usual, followed suit.

But within a short time, reports showed that millions of dollars in prizes did not motivate people to get the jab. For 10 days, the number of adults getting the shot increased by 40% but by four weeks later, the number of adults being jabbed was lower than it was before the lottery was launched. At this time, Ohio continues to lag behind the national average in the percentage of adults who have had a first dose.[3]

The Problem is Not Limited to Ohio

According to Irwin Redlener, director of the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative at Columbia University, “It’s just not working. People aren’t buying it. The incentives don’t seem to be working — whether it’s a doughnut, a car or a million dollars.”[4]

The news was equally dismal in Oregon, where the empress Kate Brown also instituted a lottery. This generated a small and temporary uptake in some eastern conservative counties but not at all what was expected. Trying to spin the situation, Charles Boyle, a spokesperson for Brown, said that the lottery was just one of many strategies the state used, and that officials did not expect it to have a big impact.[5]

After watching the lottery failures, Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills announced a sweepstakes with a twist: the prize money would increase by one dollar for every person vaccinated in the state. “If it helps turn the direction of the declining rate, that’s the best, but if it just doesn’t cause the rate to go down further, that’s a win, too,” said Nirav Shah, the director of Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an interesting twist – just slowing the rate of declining interest was the new goal in Maine.[6]

New York fared no better with only a 10% jump in adults getting their first shot after the lottery was announced followed by a 40% drop. And shortly after North Carolina instituted a lottery, health department data showed that the state’s vaccination rate was not going to get any better, even with incentives.[7]

Some Real Numbers

The Kaiser Family Foundation gathered data from 2415 counties and reported that as of May 11, an average of 28.5% of people living in counties that Trump carried were fully vaccinated, while 35% of people living in counties carries by Biden were fully vaccinated.[8] It looks like the administration added these two numbers together in order to report good news about vaccine uptake rather than taking the average of the two which is under 32%. These data were collected less than a month before DeWine started scrambling to get the numbers up in Ohio.

By July reports of expiring vaccine stockpiles started appearing even in mainstream news, and state health departments started asking the federal government to send their vaccines to foreign countries so that they would not go to waste.

Robert Ator, a retired colonel in the Arkansas Air National Guard is in charge of his state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution drive, and reported, “We’re drowning in this stuff. It’s starting to get a bit silly…”[9] The problem is widespread, with CDC data showing that states have administered 52.36 million fewer doses than were distributed to them.[10]

Marcus Plescia is chief medical officer at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. He says, “We’re seeing demand falling off across all the states. It’s not like, if Connecticut doesn’t need theirs, it can go to Alabama. There just isn’t the demand.”[11]

North Carolina was set to discard 119,756 doses from all three vaccines by the end of July; reported that an additional 854,548 would be expected to expire in August; and that hundreds of thousands more doses would likely expire in the fall. Arkansas was expected to toss 380,000 doses, and Colorado was sitting on 352,533 doses expected to expire by September.[12]

The federal government has purchased a total of 1.41 billion doses, of which a little over 405 million doses had been distributed to states by August 6 2021.[13] The feds have committed to purchase another 562 million doses from Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson by the end of 2021.[14] Another 500 million doses were purchased to send to low-income nations.[15] This is an incredible gift to the vaccine makers, but hard to justify in view of so little demand.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that it had considered redistributing vaccines stockpiled by the states, but that it was “…legally and logistically complex.”[16] In plain English I think this means there is no place where interest is high enough to send the excess inventory to.

No Wonder “They” Are Frantic

The plan has not worked. Alcohol, marijuana, donuts, cheeseburgers, ice cream, convenience, and even significant amounts of money have not motivated most people to get the jab. Now they must be forced, which is why the sudden push for mandates and COVID vaccine passports. More about this next week.


[1] https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/28/960901166/how-is-the-covid-19-vaccination-campaign-going-in-your-state accessed 8.6.2021

[2] https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/media/news-and-media/dewine-issues-urgent-appeal-to-covid19-vaccine-providers-06072021 accessed 8.6.2021

[3] Dan Goldberg and Tucker Doherty. Million-dollar lotteries fail to cur through vaccine apathy. Politico June 19 2021

[4] IBID

[5] IBID

[6] IBID

[7] IBID

[8] Nathaniel Weixel. Risks rise as vaccination gap with Trump counties grows wider. The Hill July 6 2021

[9] Olivia Goldhill. States are sitting on millions of surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses as expiration dates approach. STAT July 20 2021

[10] https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-total-admin-rate-total accessed 8.6.2021

[11] Olivia Goldhill. States are sitting on millions of surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses as expiration dates approach. STAT July 20 2021

[12] IBID

[13] https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-total-admin-rate-total accessed 8.6.2021

[14] Olivia Goldhill. States are sitting on millions of surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses as expiration dates approach. STAT July 20 2021

[15] https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/10/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-historic-vaccine-donation-half-a-billion-pfizer-vaccines-to-the-worlds-lowest-income-nations/ accessed 8.6.2021

[16] Olivia Goldhill. States are sitting on millions of surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses as expiration dates approach. STAT July 20 2021

The Wuhan Institute and COVID-19

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles August 2 2021

An Important Excerpt From My Book

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

Covid Operation: What Happened, Why It Happened, and What’s Next was published in September 2020. My co-author (Shane Prier) and I continue to enjoy the “breaking news” which we reported in our book almost one year ago. Epoch Times recently featured a story about the French trying to warn the world about the Wuhan Lab several years ago. Here is the except from our book regarding this issue:

The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was originally founded in 1956 as the Wuhan Microbiology Laboratory. The Institute has operated under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1978. The Institute’s labs range from Biosafety Level II (BSL-2) to Biosafety Level IV (BSL-4). BSL-4 labs can be used for research with dangerous agents and substances.

The WIV BSL-4 LAB, which is of interest in the COVID-19 debacle, was developed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in partnership with France following the 2003 SARS pandemic. Almost immediately after the project was undertaken, French officials expressed discomfort because it was suspected that the PRC had a biological warfare program and the BSL-4 lab might be used for the purpose of developing biological weapons. To mitigate this concern, the parties agreed that all PCR/French research projects would be conducted under the supervision of French researchers on site at the lab. This did not, however, resolve the issue.

Disagreements between the parties continued. The French obtained information that led them to think that the PRC intended to build several BSL-4 labs. There were ongoing disputes over construction. After the lab opened, the French became alarmed when the PRC requested biohazard suits that offered protection beyond what would have been necessary based on the research that should have been going on in the lab.

Of concern to everyone is the influence the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had and continues to have on the Institute. High-level CCP officials serve on committees that decide the projects that will be undertaken in the lab and are also placed in management positions.

Accidents at the lab have been another concern. For example, during a one-month period in 2004, the PRC reported nine new cases of SARS related to an accident during research using both live and inactivated samples of SARS-CoV.[1]

The Institute is headed by Dr. Shi Zheng-Li, who is known as China’s “Bat Woman” because she has spent a significant portion of her career collecting bat viruses to make vaccines.[2] Her colleagues include scientists and physicians who have close ties to both the political and military leadership of the PRC. An example is Guo Deyin, who has conducted research on AIDS and hepatitis vaccines, as well as genetic recombination methods.

Dr. Shi’s Research at WIV

In a 2010 paper, Shi and her colleagues reported the results of their research on angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE2) protein, which is a known SARS-CoV receptor. The group looked at ACE2 molecules from seven bat species and tested the interaction of the ACE2 receptor with the human SARS-CoV spike protein. They used HIV-based pseudo type and live SARS-CoV infection assays. Spike proteins are structures that allow coronaviruses to bind to the receptor sites on human cells.

The researchers found that the ACE2s of two bat species – Myotis daubentoni and

Rhinolophus sinicus were susceptible to SARS-CoV and might be candidates as the natural host of the SARS-CoV progenitor viruses.[3]

Shi was also a member of the Chinese research team that was involved in the controversial gain-of-function research financed by the U.S. government, and conducted in partnership with a research team at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In a paper published in 2015 in Nature Medicine the group characterized a chimeric virus with the spike protein SHC014 that was able to use multiple genes of the SARS receptor human angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE2) and “replicate efficiently in primary human airway cells and achieve in vitro titers equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-Cov.” In other words, this virus could infect humans and quickly replicate. The article specifically stated, “…we synthetically re-derived an infectious full-length SHC014 recombinant virus and demonstrate robust viral replication both in vitro and in vivo.” 

Furthermore, the team also reported replication of the chimeric virus in the lungs of mice. Most important, therapies typically used to treat SARS patients were found to be ineffective for treating the chimeric virus and vaccines did not prevent “infection with CoVs using the novel spike protein.”[4]

The bottom line: Researchers at the Wuhan lab were conducting research on bat viruses, were successful on at least one occasion in developing one that could infect humans, and this virus seemed to be resistant to treatment and prevention with vaccines.

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[1] The Origins of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Including the Roles of the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization. House Foreign Affairs Committee Minority Staff Interim Report. June 12. 2020 https://gop-foreignaffairs.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Interim-Minority-Report-on-the-Origins-of-the-COVID-19-Global-Pandemic-Including-the-Roles-of-the-CCP-and-WHO-8.17.20.pdf accessed 9.1.2020

[2] Jane Qiu “How China’s ‘Bat Woman’ Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus.” Scientific American June 1 2020

[3] Hou Y, Peng C, Yu M et al. “Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SATS-CoV entry.” Arch Virol 2010;155(10):1563-1569

[4] Menachery VD, Yount BL, Debbink K et al. “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.” Nat Med 2015 Nov;21:1508-1513

If an Explanation is Really Needed…

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles August 30 2021

If an Explanation is Really Needed…

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

I posted a video last week that provided some guidance on how to just say “no” when asked to do something you do not want to do, without feeling the need to justify your response. Somehow grown adults with free will are allowing others to make them feel uncomfortable or defensive about their choices. Having said that, if you feel a compelling need to explain yourself to someone else, this exchange, which was sent to me by a subscriber, is a good one.

Hi (Grandson), thank you so much for all your work on my old kindle and setting up my new one.  I am starting to learn it.  I really value your expertise .  Also, as your beloved Granny, I am pleading on bended knee that you get the Covid Vaccine.  The Delta Variant is really hitting 30 to 49 year olds, and is really serious. You would not look good on a Vent!!  Please protect yourself and your children. Granny has spoken.  Love you so much.   Granny

The Grandson’s reply:

Granny,

No problem, you’re welcome. You were long overdue for new technology.

As for Covid, I choose not to live in fear and while I do not believe Covid is a conspiracy, I do believe that the virus has been blown out of proportion. Never in the history of mankind have people been encouraged to be vaccinated for the sake of other people and therefore shunned for not being vaccinated. This is the first time I have ever heard that one must be vaccinated for another one’s sake.

I’ve seen little proof that Covid is as dangerous as the general public may think. For example, during an average flu season, roughly 650,000 people die from the flu. Nobody talks about that and the headlines certainly aren’t publishing flu deaths. Roughly 1.35 million people die every year in car accidents but the media isn’t suggesting a person doesn’t drive every day. Could you imagine if you woke up every day to a headline “Automobiles took 3700 more lives today. STOP DRIVING NOW! STAY HOME!” That’s crazy. We can look up that data but we all continue to drive. For the irrevocable damage that these extreme measures have done to our economy and (I believe) long-term health (mental health, weakened immune systems, loss of freedom), we should all know 10-20 people off the bat that have beyond the shadow of a doubt that have died of Covid–and that just isn’t the case.

People that are dying of Covid have other complications whether the media, healthcare or you are willing to admit it or not. As for the Delta variant, headlines say it is more contagious. Yes, that might be true but it hasn’t been proven to be any more dangerous than Covid. Why is it hitting 30 to 49 year olds the most? They are the most unvaccinated group. People are going out more now, the mask mandates have been lifted. We expected this to happen. Is Delta more dangerous to children than Covid was? Studies have not proven that. Yes there are children down at CHOP right now with Covid/Delta but they are also suffering with RSV. RSV is a winter virus yet it is summer right now. Mortality rate of Covid in children is 0.00-0.03%. That is nothing to be concerned about.

The lockdown has weakened everyone’s immune systems so we are seeing other viruses we don’t normally see. At some point, we are going to have to wake up and face the music. You can’t live in hibernation for a year to a year and a half and then face the world and expect nobody is going to get sick. Viruses evolve–we knew the variant was going to come. I’m not sure why anybody is surprised. And most mandates were lifted in the last month so one logically must expect Covid cases to rise, but as any virus does…it will eventually peter out.

As for me and my kids, I do not believe in getting the vaccine. That’s not to say that I don’t think anyone should get the vaccine but it’s certainly a risk assessment. The average vaccine goes through a minimum of 5 years before it hits the market–often times up to 10 years. I already don’t ever get a flu shot. I’m not about to take a vaccine for a virus I believe is overhyped and I believe I am at a low risk for. I’ve known hundreds of people that have had Covid and not one person I know directly (not to say I haven’t heard of people) but not one person I know personally has been even hospitalized. I hear things from “I had cold-like symptoms for 3 days” to “it was really nasty and I was in bed for 2 weeks”. I’ve been sick for two weeks before. It happens. But it does not justify shutting down a country, shutting down schools, crushing the economy and then slowly day by day watching my freedom be stripped of me as I am required to wear a mask just to live or go get a vaccination that hasn’t been through a full year of testing to protect others? That’s crazy. I am aware of the vaccine and I respect that others choose to receive it and they would like the protection it promises. I am going to gamble on my own body’s immune system–as I would if I had cancer as well–I would not do chemotherapy or radiation. I think society as a whole doesn’t think for themselves, think of alternative ways, think outside the box–rather they regurgitate media headlines, or what they learned in medical school, etc.

I haven’t skipped a beat since the lockdown began March 2020. I go to work every day, I go out to eat, and I try to live as normal of a life as possible. I see a lot of people. I have been far from “careful”. I’ve never been tested for Covid and I haven’t missed a day of work since March 2020 for illness. From what I’ve seen, those most worried of Covid are either those in hospitals that see the worst cases (and frankly are so wrapped up in testing for Covid that they are often too busy and overlook underlying conditions) or those that don’t leave their house and have nothing better to do than watch/read the news all day which is pushing a fear-mongering agenda 24/7. Those that have continued to work and leave their house are often unafraid–which I believe is the best way to remain healthy: a low stress and active lifestyle. Sooner or later we are going to see problem upon problem with all the stress, depression, anxiety, etc that I believe a lockdown and fearing media has created.

So in conclusion I appreciate your concern but hopefully you can understand why I and my children will not be vaccinated. And I would encourage you to do more of your own research to hopefully ease your mind and reduce your worry of all the “bad” going on in the world.

The American Rescue Plan of 2021

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 28 2021

Gifts From the Federal Government for Public Schools

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law. This law provides $1.9 trillion dollars to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 debacle, and $122 billion dollars of this money is allocated to state education agencies and school districts. The money for the schools will be provided via the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief (“ARP ESSER”) Fund.

In order to qualify for funding, school districts and community schools must post a “Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan” on their websites by June 24 2021. The school plan must include information about the extent to which the school or school system intends to address Centers for Disease Control Guidance in these areas:

  • universal and correct wearing of masks
  • physical distancing (e.g. including use of cohorts/podding)
  • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities including improving ventilation
  • contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the state, local, territorial, or tribal health departments
  • diagnostic and screening testing
  • efforts to improve vaccinations to educators, other staff, and students

The school or school system is required to review and revise its plan if necessary at least every 6 months through September 30, 2023. Apparently the federal government and the schools intend to be engaged in COVID management for at least another 26 months. This is not going to end anytime soon.[1]

The Pickerington School System in Central Ohio consists of two high schools, two junior high schools, seven elementary schools, a preschool, and an alternative school. The system reports that about 10,600 students are enrolled at this time.[2] The school system recently received $6,183,229.20 in ARP ESSER Funding.[3] According to the school system’s online plan, here is what Pickerington parents and their children can look forward to for the 2021-22 school year:[4]

  • The school system plans to “…follow mandates/requirements required by the Governor, Ohio/Franklin Department of Health, and Ohio Department of Education. These mandates/requirements may affect any/all proposed courses of action.”
  • Masks will be optional but will be made mandatory if the Governor so orders.
  • Physical distancing is not possible with a return to in-person learning, but “…frequent hand-washing, cleaning, and maintaining healthy facilities, and other mitigation protocols” will remain.
  • “…please also be advised that we do not know to what extent Franklin County Public Health will still be enforcing quarantine protocols for COVID exposure during the 2021-2022 school year. The District therefore urges families to consider this as decisions are made about whether to wear masks or get vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year.”
  • Links and resources for vaccination are provided for both staff and students.

Contact tracing is alive and well in the Pickerington school system. If a student, teacher, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the school nurse will submit information about the “case” to the Franklin County Public Health Department. The principal will be notified so that he/she can start identifying close contacts, defined as anyone who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes cumulative or longer 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms. If the person who tests positive has no symptoms then the 48 hours starts on the date that the test took place.

There’s more. The principal is also supposed to identify any classrooms that the “positive person” was in and confirm the setup of the classroom, which should configured for all students to remain three feet apart. If this is the case, then the affected individuals qualify for “modified quarantine.” Modified quarantine means that the students can come to school as long as they wear masks covering their mouths and noses at all times. The only extracurricular activity allowed during the quarantine is sports.

Additionally, the principal is supposed to provide a list of close contacts to a staff person who creates a spreadsheet, which is used to take attendance and to note days that students who do not qualify for modified quarantine are supposed to be absent. This staff member is also supposed to call each close contact to notify these contacts that they have been “exposed,” and are ordered to quarantine. A “Close Contact” email is to be sent as a follow-up.

All school families and staff are to be notified via email that a “case” has been identified in the building. A “class/activity letter” is sent to all students who have classes or activities with the person identified as a “case.” It is noted that due to HIPAA rules  close contacts cannot be told who the “case” is.[5]

If this seems excessive, remember that this school system has received over six million dollars, part of which is to perpetuate this type of COVID nonsense.

The state of New York is receiving $9 billion dollars in ARP ESSER funds and its plan includes expanded access to vaccines for staff and students.[6] This is frightening because many states have enacted the Mature Minor Doctrine, which allows minors to make their own decisions about healthcare if they are deemed “mature enough” to do so. Washington State allows this, and according to its guidelines, the “medical services” that can be provided without parental consent include vaccinations. Healthcare providers determine if the minor meets the criteria, and this is a subjective decision.[7]

The bottom line: There will be very few safe schools in the U.S. to which you can send your children during the 2021-2022 school year. Masks are a small part of the master plan to destroy the emotional and mental health of children. In fact, since masks have become such a big issue, many school officials have cleverly stated that masks will not be required during the coming school year. But I’m willing to bet that no school systems have disclosed to parents the full extent of their COVID management strategies which are concerning with or without masks; and which allow for masks to be mandated for students exposed to anyone who tests positive with one of the fake tests, or for the entire student body if the government demands it.

A growing collection of stories in which COVID-related policies have resulted in abuse of children as young as five years of age shows that many school officials and teachers are willing to do anything they are told to do by government and health officials – even if it harms the children for whom they are supposed to be responsible.

Parental pressure is not likely to make much difference, as long as millions of dollars are flowing from Washington D.C. to school system bank accounts, and those receiving these funds have abdicated their responsibility to families and the communities they used to serve.   


[1] http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Reset-and-Restart/American-Rescue-Plan-Safe-Return-to-In-person-Ins

[2] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/at-a-glance/#:~:text=Driven%20by%20a%20dynamic%20and,facilities%20educating%20more%2010%2C000%20students.

[3] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[4] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[5] Procedure for reporting COVID cases. https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Procedure-for-reporting-COVID-cases.pdf

[6] https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-posts-state-plans-use-american-rescue-plan-funds-support-students-and-safe-and-sustained-reopening-schools

[7] https://depts.washington.edu/uwhatc/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washington%20State.pdf

A Review of Our Current Health Policies

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles July 19 2021

A Review of Our Current Health Policies

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

Long-time subscribers know that one of my areas of interest is World War II. I think it is one of the most fascinating times in history, and new stories are still being told about both the terrible things that happened in Europe under Hitler’s tyrannical rule and the amazing acts of bravery that saved hundreds of thousands of people from death.

I’ve stated several times during the last 16 months that the criminals behind the COVID debacle seem to have been inspired by Hitler and his followers. They are, in fact, using some of the same strategies that the Nazis used. Here are some examples:

Censorship.  Joseph Goebbelswas a key member of Hitler’s inner circle and the Nazi party. As Minister of Propaganda, he helped the Nazis to gain control of newspapers and radio stations so that the only information available to Germans was “approved” by the government. Foreign radio broadcasts were eventually deemed illegal. Goebbels also took control of all forms of media in countries Germany invaded and conquered. In this way, the Nazi’s were able to manipulate public opinion about Germany’s plans for the future and the war by controlling citizen access to information.[1]

Today, ANYONE who questions or reports or writes anything contrary to the government’s narrative on COVID-19 is strictly censored. My YouTube channel has been censored four times since this began. The most recent episode took place on Friday July 9. We try to avoid posting information that upsets the authorities on YouTube and only post that information on alternative channels (at least for as long as those are available). One of my colleagues accidentally posted information our rulers would not approve of, quickly realized what happened and removed the video right away. But not fast enough – the censors at YouTube deemed a fully referenced article on Chinese vaccine development as a violation of “community guidelines” and suspended our posting privileges for a week. Other censored videos posted on my channel included referenced information about masks, and an update on our litigation.

I’m not the only target. People far more qualified than I am – well-respected medical doctors and researchers – are censored just as much. Hitler and Goebbels would be proud of the level of control health authorities and the government currently have over the media.

Favored Businesses. The first major action taken against Germany’s Jews took place on April 1, 1933. German citizens were ordered not to shop at Jewish-owned stores, seek medical care from Jewish doctors, or hire Jewish lawyers. Referred to as the “Judenboykott,” this took place long before the war and massive deportation of Jews and other groups of people the Nazis did not like to labor and extermination camps began.

The Nazis created lists of Jewish businesses and stationed uniformed Nazis and Hitler youth outside the shops to intimidate and threaten people who tried to enter. What is most astounding is the number of non-Jewish Germans who agreed to boycott these businesses, and even vandalized them and harassed Jews, seemingly caught up in the frenzy instigated by the regime. Overall, society seemed to go along to get along, deferring to Nazi rule. This was just the beginning, and by allowing this to happen, almost all Jewish businesses in Germany were closed by 1938.[2]

During the last 16 months, governments all over the world determined which businesses would be allowed to continue to be open and which would be closed in order to “control the spread of the virus.” Stores like Walmart and Target that sold shoes and clothes and housewares and furniture and books were allowed to be open. Smaller stores that sold these very same items had to be closed – because the government said so.

Furthermore there were rules for entering “approved stores” which included masks and in some places being subjected to a temperature-taking device. The general population in most countries had already become so willing to follow “government orders” that no government employees were required to stand outside and enforce “the rules.” Stores gladly charged their own employees with conducting enforcement activities at entrances, and some were demonstrably excited about their new responsibilities. Many citizens took it upon themselves to berate anyone who managed to get past the Nazi-like guards at the door without the “required” mask.

While many Germans went along with Hitler’s plan, he would have been astounded at how easy it was for government to start bankrupting the middle class and small business owners – otherwise known as “non-essential businesses,” and how many citizens would join the government regime and help to accomplish these goals.

Identification of specific groups of people.

One of the most horrifying books I’ve read about the Nazis and their extermination program is IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black. It’s a long and very well-documented book about how IBM collaborated with the Nazis to form a subsidiary corporation in Germany in order to collect data on citizens. The subsidiary then hired thousands of employees to conduct a census that included questions about race and religion. IBM also developed a machine to gather and sort the results (the IBM punch card system). Names of Jewish people could be cross-referenced against employment records and financial institutions. Ration cards for food were allocated based on these databases, and when the government decided to start rounding up Jews for deportation to labor and extermination camps they were easy to find.[3] This program was instituted in every country that Hitler invaded.

Biden recently announced the federal government’s door-to-door program designed to “convince” people who have not yet been vaccinated to agree to the jab. And Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services, stated that the federal government is entitled to know who has and has not received a COVID-19 vaccine.[4]

This should frighten all thinking people – a lot. A Lake County government document titled “Community Health Ambassador Outreach Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance provides instructions for the government employees who will be calling on citizens. These include:

  • “Ignore no soliciting signs. You’re not soliciting! You’re offering critical information and resources.”
  • “Report on your work! Be sure to fill out the Doorknocking Spreadsheet with the counts of who still needs a vaccine, who is already vaccinated, who needs more info, etc. This is important information that the Health Department is relying on!”

The document also instructs these people to lie to property managers and if asked “What information do you need from the residents?” to reply “Absolutely nothing. I won’t be asking any personal information, not even their name.” The spreadsheet includes address, building number, floor number, apartment number and “contact information for follow-up.”[5] I think we can all assume that “contact information” means “the person or persons who live there.”

What might the government do with this “contact information?” The Center For Rural Development provides some clues. This is posted on the organization’s website:

“This 8.0-hour, instructor-led course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to begin planning for situations requiring the isolation and quarantine (I&Q) of a large portion of a local, rural population. This training will provide public- and private-sector emergency managers, community policy makers, public health, and public safety personnel with the general knowledge necessary to begin planning for situations requiring the isolation and quarantine of a large portion of a local, rural population. A rural community’s ability to collectively respond to an emergency requiring isolation and quarantine is not only essential to minimizing the negative impacts to the community at risk, but also to minimizing the long-term negative economic and health effects on the American public as a whole.”[6]

As if all of this is not frightening enough, IBM, which has never been brought to justice for its crimes during WWII, is partnering with vaccine-maker Moderna to offer the Excelsior Pass in New York, which is required for admission to sporting events and large gatherings).[7]

The bottom line: We live in scary times. Some of us are committed to doing something about this and ignoring the obvious risks of taking a stand. Others are watching from the sidelines and hoping we succeed. I ask you to visualize a discussion with a grandchild or younger person 15 years from now about the COVID-19 debacle. What would you like to tell this person about what you did during these times? Here are the choices:

          #1“I sat back and hoped that someone would solve the problem. Getting involved was just too much for me. Fortunately, everyone did not do that which is why we all survived.”

          #2 “I could not let my community and my country be ruined by medical tyranny. I got involved took risks, had hives some days because I was scared, but I survived and our communities and our country survived and we were able to guarantee a future for you.”

pampopper@msn.com


[1] https://www.historycrunch.com/joseph-goebbels.html#/ accessed 7.14.2021

[2] https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-boycott-of-jewish-businesses accessed 7.14.2021

[3] https://leohohmann.com/2021/07/07/what-should-you-do-when-federal-agents-arrive-at-your-door-with-questions-about-your-personal-health-decisions/?fbclid=IwAR0uPLzKLbRSTrehutenj6z7PBpu5q0OfTcxPYLjJc4dzWeWJyx3KlnZQcM#more-6734

[4] Jack Phillips. Health Secretary Becerra: ‘Absolutely the Government’s Business’ to Know Who Gets Vaccinated. Epoch Times July 8 2021

[5] Lake County Department Community Health Center. Community Health Ambassador Outreach Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance.

[6] https://ruraltraining.org/course/mgt-433/ accessed 7.14.2021

[7] https://leohohmann.com/2021/07/07/what-should-you-do-when-federal-agents-arrive-at-your-door-with-questions-about-your-personal-health-decisions/?fbclid=IwAR0uPLzKLbRSTrehutenj6z7PBpu5q0OfTcxPYLjJc4dzWeWJyx3KlnZQcM#more-6734 accessed 7.14.2021

How the CDC and America’s Pediatricians Will Keep Children Safe

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles July 26 2021

How the CDC and America’s Pediatricians Will Keep Children Safe!

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

The people at the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics have worked hard to ensure the “safety” of children in school since the COVID debacle began. Last year, the CDC posted a document titled “Easy as ABC” to help parents to prepare their children for emergencies at school that might require separation from parents overnight. The guidelines included:

          Bring extra medicines, special food, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight

          Complete the backpack card and tuck in your child’s backpack and your wallet – this includes social needs, medical conditions, allergies and other important information[1]

At about the same time that these guidelines were posted, the Ohio Department of Health issued an order creating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shelters to be used for people who “are unable to safely self-quarantine in their place of residence and to isolate those diagnosed with or showing symptoms of COVID-19.”

According to (at the time) Director Lance Himes, people who would qualify for quarantine would include those who “test positive for COVID-19 who do not require hospitalization but need isolation (including those exiting from hospitals); those who have been exposed to COVID-19 who do not require hospitalization; and asymptomatic high-risk individuals needing social distancing as a precautionary measure.”[2] Almost anyone, including a child, or even many children in one place, such as at a school, could qualify with such a broad definition.

Dan Tierney, Press Secretary to Emperor DeWine of Ohio, provided even more concerning information while trying to reassure people that quarantines and camps were really a great idea. He disclosed that the federal government would reimburse the state for quarantined people, and then added, “The intent of the order is to provide a safe and healthy space for the individual who needs to be quarantined or isolated as determined by local needs. This also helps protect family members from exposure.” This statement indicates an expectation that people could be removed from their homes.

“As determined by local needs” remains ambiguous as an answer to the question of who decides whether a person’s residence is safe,” Tierney said.[3]

Why am I bringing this up now? The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March 2021, includes $122 billion for schools, some of which is to be used for COVID-related enforcement. One of the criteria for schools who applied for grants from this fund was to publish the extent to which the school or school system will address CDC guidance in these areas:

  • universal and correct wearing of masks
  • physical distancing (e.g. including use of cohorts/podding)
  • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities including improving ventilation
  • contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the state, local, territorial, or tribal health departments
  • diagnostic and screening testing
  • efforts to improve vaccinations to educators, other staff, and students

Some schools have posted detailed policies related to these issues – enough to make any parent concerned. Others have posted far more general information so as not to alarm parents. Most school officials have told parents that masking will not be required. I’ve been opining for several weeks now that this is not true, and this false promise is being used to distract parents and make them think that the schools will be psychologically safe places for kids this fall.  

When parents press school officials for more details, they often receive responses that are much more forthright. For example, Trent Bowers, Superintendent of Worthington Schools in central Ohio, wrote that the Worthington schools intended to create a “mask-friendly environment” for students. This is troublesome since there are dozens of reports of masked children and teachers bullying unmasked children who were exempt from mask-wearing last year due to medical issues. Bowers also reported that the Worthington Schools can’t have policies that differ from other school systems in the area since we all “share the same communities.” This should get rid of any remaining hope that parents hold that they will have any influence over school policies. Almost all schools will do what the others are doing, and they almost all state that they will defer to public health officials.

But perhaps most chilling was this: Bowers wrote, “We’re waiting to hear from our local health departments on how quarantine will work if there is a positive case in the classroom and we’re watching potential statewide legislation…we’ll see how things go.” There’s that pesky and most concerning word again – “quarantine.”

In case anyone still harbors the illusion that America’s pediatricians will intervene to protect children, the latest announcement from their trade group should put this crazy thought to rest. On Monday, July 19, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement titled “Covid-19 Guidance for Safe Schools.” In this document, AAP calls for all children over the age of two to wear masks when they return to school this fall, regardless of their vaccination status. This is much more restrictive than guidance from the CDC which recommends that students remain 6 feet apart in classrooms and masks should be worn by unvaccinated people.

The justification for this nonsense, according to the AAP, is that masks have proven to be effective for reducing transmission of the virus, a statement that is patently false.

The AAP also encouraged all “eligible individuals” to receive a COVID vaccine.

The AAP recommended that school districts communicate and coordinate with state and local public health authorities, school nurses, pediatric providers, and other medical experts. It also encouraged families to get caught up on vaccinations they may have missed during the pandemic, including the flu vaccine.[4]

If this information makes you nervous and you are thinking about not enrolling your children in school this fall, we can help you. We are going to hold informational sessions for parents to discuss this problem and provide options. We are also going to provide experienced parents and coaches to help parents transition to alternative education. There will be no charge for this assistance; the only requirement is to be a member of Make Americans Free Again (www.makeamericansfreeagain.com) and to belong to one of our Thursday groups. (note – if you are not a member of a group we can help you start one right now!)

email pampopper@msn.com if you are a parent who needs help, or a teacher or experienced parent who can provide help.


[1] https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/infographics/documents/Easy_as_ABC_infographic.pdf

[2] https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/DO-Non-Congregate-Shelter-Second-Amended-08.31.20.pdf

[3] https://theohiostar.com/2020/09/04/ohio-fema-camps-still-more-questions-than-answers/

[4] https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/

Here’s What The Government and Schools Have Done to Children

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles July 12 2021

Here’s What the Government and Schools Have Done to Children

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, masking children in school is outright dangerous. The study included 45 children between the ages of six and 17 who were determined to be in good health. The carbon dioxide content of inhaled air was measured while breathing with and without two types of nose and mouth coverings. The sequence of masks was randomized and blinded. The children were asked to wear masks for short periods of time and within just three minutes the kids were inhaling carbon dioxide several times the acceptable limit for adults. The younger the children, the higher the carbon dioxide levels. One seven-year-old child’s carbon dioxide level was 25,000 parts per million.[1]

What does this mean? The seven-year-old was breathing in 2.5 times the amount of carbon dioxide that would be considered safe for adults in work settings. For example, the Minnesota Department of Health’s website states that The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MNDOLI) “has set workplace safety standards of 10,000 ppm for an 8-hour period….” and also states that “These standards were developed for healthy working adults and may not be appropriate for sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly.”[2]

What are the consequences of high carbon dioxide levels? According to MNDOLI “At high levels, the carbon dioxide itself can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms. This could occur when exposed to levels above 5000 ppm for many hours.”[3] Remember that the school day is 6-8 hours long depending on the age of the child. This means that children were exposed to as much as 5 times the amount deemed potentially hazardous for several hours daily for several months!

This explains some of the issues reported in a German study, in which parents, doctors, teachers and others were asked to enter their observations and experiences with masks into a registry. According to data reported by the parents for over 25,000 children, average time per day for mask wearing was 270 minutes per day and negative effects reported were:
          irritability                         60%

          headache                         53%  

          difficulty concentrating      50%

          less happiness                  49%

          reluctance to go to school  44%

          malaise                            42%

          impaired learning              38%

          drowsiness or fatigue        37%[4]

What is most distressing about this is that public health officials had to know that not only were the masks harmful, but also completely useless for preventing the spread of any virus including SARS-CoV-2, which measures 0.125 µm in size, and can penetrate any surgical mask. According the US National Academy of Sciences, in community settings “face masks are not designed or certified to protect the wearer from exposure to respiratory hazards.”[5]  Another study showed that surgical masks do not provide protection for aerosols ranging from 0.9-3.1 µm.[6]

In household settings, surgical masks do not prevent transmission of flu.[7] [8]

According to Dr. Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer in England, wearing masks can actually increase the risk of contracting the virus because virus can be trapped in the material and cause infection when the person inhales. According to Dr. Harries, members of the public should not wear masks unless they are sick, and only if advised to do so by a healthcare provider.

“What tends to happen is people will have one mask. They won’t wear it all the time, they will take it off when they get home, they will put it down on a surface they haven’t cleaned,” she said. Furthermore, people go out and about and don’t wash their hands every time they touch something – they can’t – and then touch their mask constantly to drink water or eat, or even communicate, and this becomes a means of infection.[9]

A review of 17 studies concluded, “None of the studies we reviewed established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.[10]

Due to shortages, some people have been advised to make their own masks out of cloth. According to a hospital study in which hospital wards were randomized to medical masks, cloth masks, or a control group which included a high proportion of people who wore some type of mask, the rate of infection was highest in the cloth mask group as compared to the group wearing some type of medical mask. Transmission of viral particles through cloth masks was almost 97% as compared to medical masks at 44%. Reasons cited included moisture retention, reuse of the masks, and poor filtration, all of which actually can increase rather than decrease the risk of infection. The researchers concluded that the results “…could be interpreted as harm caused by cloth masks.”[11]

A 2020 study in South Korea looked at the efficacy of both surgical and cotton masks for blocking transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from coughing patients. Patients were instructed to cough 5 times while wearing no mask, a surgical mask, or a cotton mask. The researchers reported that neither surgical nor cotton masks were effective for filtering SARS-CoV-2 from environment or the external mask surface. They also reported that there was greater contamination on the outer rather than the inner surface of the mask, which they said could be due to air leakage around the mask edge, or high-velocity coughing which might cause viral particles to penetrate the mask. They wrote that these results support the importance of hand hygiene after touching outer surfaces of the mask.[12]

As parents prepare for the 2021/2022 school year, an important question to ask is, “Can the government, school officials and teachers be trusted to make decisions that will keep my child safe and protect his/her health?” If past behavior is a predictor of future behavior, the answer would be a resounding “no!”


[1] Walach H, Weikl R, Prentice J et al. “Experimental Assessment of Caron Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children. A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA Pediatrics 2021 Jun published online doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2659

[2] https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/toxins/co2.html accessed 7.7.2021

[3] IBID

[4] Schwarz S, Jenetzky E, Krafft H, Maurer T, Martin D. “Corona children studies “Co-Ki”: First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children.” Research Square preprint. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-124394/v1

[5] Larson EL, Liverman CT, editors. Preventing transmission of pandemic influenza and other viral respiratory diseases: personal protective equipment for healthcare workers: update 2010. Washington: The National Academies Press; 2010.

[6] Oberg T, Brosseau LM. “Surgical mask filter and fit performance.” Am J Infect Control 2008 May;36(4):276-282

[7] MacIntyre CR, Cauchemez S, Dwyer DE et al. “Face mask use and control of respiratory virus transmission in households.” Emerg Infect Dis 2009 Feb;15(2):233-241

[8] Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Fang VJ et al. “Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial.” Ann Intern Med 2009 Oct;15(7):437-446

[9] Laguipo ABB. “Wearing masks may increase your risk of coronavirus infection, expert says.” News Medical Life Sciences Mar 15 2020

[10] Bin-Reza F, Chavarrias VL, Vicoll A, Chamberland ME. “The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence.” Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2012 Jul;6(4):257-267

[11] MccIntyre CR, Seale H, Dung TC et al. “A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers.” BMJ Open 2015 Mar;5:e006577

[12] Bae S, Kim MC, Kim JY et al. “Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS-CoV-2: A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients.” Ann Intern Med 2020 Apr; DOI: 10.7326/M20-134

Gifts From the Government for Public Schools

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 28 2021

Gifts From the Federal Government for Public Schools

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law. This law provides $1.9 trillion dollars to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 debacle, and $122 billion dollars of this money is allocated to state education agencies and school districts. The money for the schools will be provided via the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief (“ARP ESSER”) Fund.

In order to qualify for funding, school districts and community schools must post a “Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan” on their websites by June 24 2021. The school plan must include information about the extent to which the school or school system intends to address Centers for Disease Control Guidance in these areas:

  • universal and correct wearing of masks
  • physical distancing (e.g. including use of cohorts/podding)
  • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities including improving ventilation
  • contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the state, local, territorial, or tribal health departments
  • diagnostic and screening testing
  • efforts to improve vaccinations to educators, other staff, and students

The school or school system is required to review and revise its plan if necessary at least every 6 months through September 30, 2023. Apparently the federal government and the schools intend to be engaged in COVID management for at least another 26 months. This is not going to end anytime soon.[1]

The Pickerington School System in Central Ohio consists of two high schools, two junior high schools, seven elementary schools, a preschool, and an alternative school. The system reports that about 10,600 students are enrolled at this time.[2] The school system recently received $6,183,229.20 in ARP ESSER Funding.[3] According to the school system’s online plan, here is what Pickerington parents and their children can look forward to for the 2021-22 school year:[4]

  • The school system plans to “…follow mandates/requirements required by the Governor, Ohio/Franklin Department of Health, and Ohio Department of Education. These mandates/requirements may affect any/all proposed courses of action.”
  • Masks will be optional but will be made mandatory if the Governor so orders.
  • Physical distancing is not possible with a return to in-person learning, but “…frequent hand-washing, cleaning, and maintaining healthy facilities, and other mitigation protocols” will remain.
  • “…please also be advised that we do not know to what extent Franklin County Public Health will still be enforcing quarantine protocols for COVID exposure during the 2021-2022 school year. The District therefore urges families to consider this as decisions are made about whether to wear masks or get vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year.”
  • Links and resources for vaccination are provided for both staff and students.

Contact tracing is alive and well in the Pickerington school system. If a student, teacher, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the school nurse will submit information about the “case” to the Franklin County Public Health Department. The principal will be notified so that he/she can start identifying close contacts, defined as anyone who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes cumulative or longer 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms. If the person who tests positive has no symptoms then the 48 hours starts on the date that the test took place.

There’s more. The principal is also supposed to identify any classrooms that the “positive person” was in and confirm the setup of the classroom, which should configured for all students to remain three feet apart. If this is the case, then the affected individuals qualify for “modified quarantine.” Modified quarantine means that the students can come to school as long as they wear masks covering their mouths and noses at all times. The only extracurricular activity allowed during the quarantine is sports.

Additionally, the principal is supposed to provide a list of close contacts to a staff person who creates a spreadsheet, which is used to take attendance and to note days that students who do not qualify for modified quarantine are supposed to be absent. This staff member is also supposed to call each close contact to notify these contacts that they have been “exposed,” and are ordered to quarantine. A “Close Contact” email is to be sent as a follow-up.

All school families and staff are to be notified via email that a “case” has been identified in the building. A “class/activity letter” is sent to all students who have classes or activities with the person identified as a “case.” It is noted that due to HIPAA rules  close contacts cannot be told who the “case” is.[5]

If this seems excessive, remember that this school system has received over six million dollars, part of which is to perpetuate this type of COVID nonsense.

The state of New York is receiving $9 billion dollars in ARP ESSER funds and its plan includes expanded access to vaccines for staff and students.[6] This is frightening because many states have enacted the Mature Minor Doctrine, which allows minors to make their own decisions about healthcare if they are deemed “mature enough” to do so. Washington State allows this, and according to its guidelines, the “medical services” that can be provided without parental consent include vaccinations. Healthcare providers determine if the minor meets the criteria, and this is a subjective decision.[7]

The bottom line: There will be very few safe schools in the U.S. to which you can send your children during the 2021-2022 school year. Masks are a small part of the master plan to destroy the emotional and mental health of children. In fact, since masks have become such a big issue, many school officials have cleverly stated that masks will not be required during the coming school year. But I’m willing to bet that no school systems have disclosed to parents the full extent of their COVID management strategies which are concerning with or without masks; and which allow for masks to be mandated for students exposed to anyone who tests positive with one of the fake tests, or for the entire student body if the government demands it.

A growing collection of stories in which COVID-related policies have resulted in abuse of children as young as five years of age shows that many school officials and teachers are willing to do anything they are told to do by government and health officials – even if it harms the children for whom they are supposed to be responsible.

Parental pressure is not likely to make much difference, as long as millions of dollars are flowing from Washington D.C. to school system bank accounts, and those receiving these funds have abdicated their responsibility to families and the communities they used to serve.   


[1] http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Reset-and-Restart/American-Rescue-Plan-Safe-Return-to-In-person-Ins

[2] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/at-a-glance/#:~:text=Driven%20by%20a%20dynamic%20and,facilities%20educating%20more%2010%2C000%20students.

[3] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[4] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[5] Procedure for reporting COVID cases. https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Procedure-for-reporting-COVID-cases.pdf

[6] https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-posts-state-plans-use-american-rescue-plan-funds-support-students-and-safe-and-sustained-reopening-schools

[7] https://depts.washington.edu/uwhatc/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washington%20State.pdf

Why Many People Are Not Getting a COVID Vaccine Pt 6

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles May 31 2021

Why Many People Are Not Getting a COVID Vaccine: Part VI

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

With great fanfare, the first dose of a COVID vaccine was given on December 14, 2020.[1] Vaccine centers were set up all over the country in order to make it easy for anyone who wanted a vaccine to get one – for free! The U.S. government is paying for COVID vaccines for all Americans.

For the last 6 months, the media has dutifully reported the government’s propaganda regarding COVID vaccines, falsely claiming that the vaccines are safe and effective (see previous newsletter articles posted in the Health Briefs Library). The media has also reported that most people want the vaccine, that most adults have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and only a tiny percentage of “vaccine-hesitant” lunatics like me are saying “no.” If this is true, then why is the government spending so much money to convince people to get a COVID vaccine that is free to any and all who want it??

On March 25, 2021, the White House announced that it would be investing $10 billion dollars to increase, among other things, “vaccine confidence.”[2] On April 6 2021, the Centers for Disease Control decided to spend $3 billion on an ad campaign designed to address skepticism about COVID vaccines. The CDC enlisted 275 partners to help to push the jabs, including NASCAR, The Catholic Health Association and the North American Meat Institute. The partners are collectively called the COVID-19 Community Corps and were chosen because of the trust Americans have in those organizations. The CDC hopes leveraging the relationships these groups have with the public will result in more people getting vaccinated.[3]

Apparently months of promotion prior to the arrival of the vaccines, and $13 billion dollars combined with endless free advertising by the state- and vaccine-maker- supported media was not enough to convince Americans to get the jab. In mid-May, Ohio emperor Mike DeWine announced a $5 million dollar lottery with cash prizes for adults and another lottery awarding 4-year college educations to teens as incentives for getting vaccinated. Five “lucky” adults will receive $1million each and 5 teenagers will receive a 4-year scholarship to any Ohio-based university that includes tuition, room and board, and books.[4]

Not to be outdone in the sweepstakes category, and anxious to ensure his legacy before being recalled, California’s Emperor Gavin Newsome announced that $15 million in prizes would be awarded to people who agreed to the jab. All who get vaccinated will receive a $50 gift card and be eligible for a weekly $50,000 drawing and also a drawing for a grand prize of $1.5 million. All California residents age 12 and older are eligible for the prize money after receiving at least the first dose of the vaccine.[5]

So what is really going on? It is clear that resistance to these vaccines is much more significant than the government would like to admit. Hence the government not only has made the drug companies richer by paying for the development of these vaccines and purchasing hundreds of millions of doses; it has also set itself up as an advertising agency for them, spending billions of dollars and recruiting “trusted partners” to coerce people into getting vaccinated.

I think that this is a good sign. A growing number of people do not trust the government, the drug companies, or the media. According to a February survey, 56% of Americans said they agreed with this statement: “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”[6] Another survey showed that 57% of people think that government officials are deliberately misleading them.[7] And a March 2021 poll showed that only 34% of Americans had confidence in public health officials and the public health system.[8]

This distrust cannot be resolved with lotteries and advertising campaigns and “trusted partners.” Trust can only be restored with open scientific debate, full disclosure and transparency, and freedom of choice.


[1] Ben Guarino, Ariana Eunjing Cha, Josh Wood, Griff Witte. The weapon that will end the war: First coronavirus vaccine shots given outside trials in U.S. Washington Post December 14 2020

[2] https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/25/fact-sheet-biden-administration-announces-historic-10-billion-investment-to-expand-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-and-build-vaccine-confidence-in-hardest-hit-and-highest-risk-communities/

[3] Annie Karni. Biden Administration Announces Ad Campaign to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy. New York Times April 5 2021

[4] https://www.hpnonline.com/infection-prevention/crisis-planning-outbreak-response/article/21222654/ohio-governor-mike-dewine-offers-ohio-vaxamillion-chance-for-covid19-vaccinations

[5] https://covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win/

[6] Andy Meek. Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Trust the Mainstream Media. Forbes Feb 20 2021

[7] https://www.edelman.com/trust/2021-trust-barometer/press-release

[8] https://www.cagw.org/thewastewatcher/lack-trust-public-health-authorities-will-impact-debate-medicare-all

Why Colleges and Universities are Requiring COVID Vaccines

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 21 2021

Why Colleges and Universities are Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

Curious about why so many American colleges and universities have become militant about COVID-19 vaccinations as a requirement for in-person learning? This is, in part, due to an organization you most likely have never heard of – The American College Health Association (ACHA).

The American College Health Association (ACHA) was founded in 1920 for the purpose of “…advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.” The organization represents over 800 institutions and 20 million students.[1] ACHA’s stated goals include that it wants “To be the recognized voice of expertise in college health.”[2]

The problem is that “college health,” is largely defined by ACHA based on the vaccination status of students. The organization is heavily sponsored by drug and vaccine makers and its initiatives include programs like “Implementing Best Practices for Campus Vaccine Coverage: A Partnership with GlaxoSmithKline” and Utilizing Social Media to Increase HPV Vaccination: A Partnership with Merck.”[3]

In 2020, a subsidiary, the American College Health Foundation, formed a working group of health professionals and charged them with assessing vaccine readiness and coverage at U.S. colleges and universities. This project was underwritten by Pfizer, which provided $120,000 and the topics covered included:

  • immunization requirements and enforcement policies
  • immunization history data, to estimate vaccine coverage
  • vaccine administration at campus health centers
  • immunization data policies and practices
  • Impact of the CVID-19 pandemic on the above

The group reported several “shortcomings” in vaccine coverage:

  • While most schools require some vaccines, many do not collect data on immunization history from students, which can negatively impact management of preventable disease outbreaks.
  • Schools do not know the percentage of students who have received various vaccines; a more comprehensive assessment of vaccine coverage of college students is required.
  • Only one third of colleges had a reminder system in place for vaccines that require multiple doses.

Suggested areas of improvement included the ability to share data between state health departments and institutions, which would benefit “…the broader community.”

At the time this project was completed, COVID-19 vaccines had not yet been approved under the Emergency Use Authorization, but colleges and universities were already making plans for both requiring and administering the vaccines on campus. Many planned to also aggressively promote influenza vaccines along with COVID vaccines.[4]

On March 31 2021, ACHA received a $450,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control for the purpose of “…reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission on college campuses and in their surrounding communities.” This grant money was to promote masking, handwashing, physical distancing, and testing. According to Michael Huey MD, Interim Chief Executive Officer of ACHA, “…common sense risk mitigation practices such as washing our hands, wearing a mask, watching our distance, and regular testing are going to need to continue for the foreseeable future.”[5]

ACHA was also given $2 million dollars by the CDC to “…address vaccine hesitancy, increase vaccine visibility, and combat vaccine misinformation in campus communities.” The campaign includes development of a vaccine confidence toolkit for staff and faculty, a social media toolkit, and a student social media campaign. According to ACHA, 23% of undergraduates reported earlier this year that they were unlikely or very unlikely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Without citing any scientific evidence, ACHA states that this is concerning since communities in which colleges and universities are located are at higher risk, and that students traveling home after each semester end pose a threat wherever they go. ACHA ignores that fact that if only 23% of students are refusing the vaccine, herd immunity would be achieved anyway since 77% of students would be vaccinated.

in spite of this, Dr. Huey emphasizes the importance of this campaign, stating: “Based on previous vaccine preventable disease outbreaks on campuses, we know that vaccine refusal can result in significant disruption and illness in the campus community. We also know that a long history of health inequities in the health care system alongside a separate crisis of vaccination misinformation and disinformation means that a lot of work needs to be done. Our goal with this initiative is to build trust in the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines through outreach to all campus constituencies and to specifically engage in student-to-student campaigns that will reach young adults with messages that resonate with them.”[6]

The ACHA website features many COVID-19 resources, including program such as:

  • Connect Before You Correct: How to Host Listening Sessions to Inform COVID-19 Mitigation and Vaccination Strategies on Campus
  • Building Trust and Confidence for the Long Term: How to Design Campus COVID-19 Mitigation Vaccination Strategies That Address the Needs of Marginalized Communities
  • COVID-19 Communications: Real-World Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance.[7]

The Mass Vaccination Clinic Guidance and Resources section of the website includes some of the strategies that will be used to achieve vaccination goals such as:

  • Creation of a comprehensive communication and health promotion strategy that includes plans to address vaccine hesitancy in the campus community
  • Encouraging use of CDC’s “V-safe after vaccinations health checker” tool for COVID-19 vaccine symptom tracking and reporting[8]

Tools include “Resources for Starting Up Mass Vaccination services” and “Mass Vaccination Clinics: Challenges and Best Practices (Webinar).”[9]

While ACHA publicly states that it is interested in promoting the health of students, it is really a marketing machine that partners with vaccine makers, the CDC, and colleges and universities to coerce students to agree to more and more vaccinations. The COVID-19 debacle is being used to increase the coercion.

At the very least this partnership and its goals should be revealed to students and their parents, who have no idea that the messages they are receiving about vaccines are largely bought and paid for either directly by vaccine makers or indirectly by the CDC, which receives money from vaccine makers and owns vaccine patents (see articles on this topic in the Health Briefs Library).


[1] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/About/About_ACHA/ACHA/About/About_ACHA.aspx?hkey=9deff142-0898-4f21-8a69-f5e0621eb59c

[2] IBID

[3] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/Partner_Resources/ACHA/Foundation/Partner_Resources.aspx

[4] Immunization Practices in College Health: Requirements, Coverage and Data. A 2020 American College Health Foundation Survey.

[5] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/About/ACHA_News/HECCOP_Initiative.aspx

[6] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/About/ACHA_News/COVID_Vaccine_Initiative.aspx

[7] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/About/ACHA_News/COVID_Vaccine_Initiative.aspx

[8] https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Resources/Topics/Mass_Vaccination_Clinic_Guidance_and_Resources.aspx

[9] IBID

There Really IS a Conspiracy!

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 14 2021

There Really IS a Conspiracy: We are Not Conspiracy Theorists!

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

Emails sent and received by Fauci and other government officials which have been obtained by several organizations show that even before the pandemic was declared, the criminals behind this worldwide debacle were working hard to make sure that citizens of the world would not learn the truth about COVID-19. Here is a presentation and analysis of just a few of the emails; this newsletter will feature many more articles like this in the months ahead.

On January 31 2020 Fauci received an email from Greg Folkers of the National Institutes of Health.[1] The email included no text, but an article published in Science was attached.[2] This article reported that scientists were sharing and reviewing a growing number of genetic sequences of the virus obtained from infected patients. These had been posted in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data database.[3] The author reported that there was some doubt as to whether or not the virus originated in the wet market, which was the story promoted by U.S. and Chinese authorities at the time. The author also reported that many scientists had been expressing concerns for many years about experiments conducted at the Wuhan Institute and cited the gain-of-function research fully described in an article in Nature Medicine in 2015.[4] This article included a disclosure that the research was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the division of the NIH headed by Fauci.

Within minutes, Fauci forwarded the Science article to Jeremy Farrar, the head of Wellcome Trust, a UK non-profit, and Kristian Andersen with Scripps Research Institute.[5] He later sent the article to Robert Kadlec at the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.[6]

On the same day, Kristian Anderson wrote in an email to Fauci: “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.”[7]

The next day on February 1 2020, Fauci sent an email to Hugh Auchincloss, deputy director of NIAID.[8] The subject line was IMPORTANT (in all caps) and read: “It is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on…Read this paper as well as the email that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done.” Attached to the second email was a document titled “Baric, Shi et al – Nature Medicine – SARS Gain of Function.pdf.” This is particularly important since Fauci denied under oath in front of a Senate hearing that Ralph Baric was conducting gain-of-function research at the University of North Carolina. Within a few seconds, Fauci forwarded the article from Science[9] to Auchincloss as well.[10] He then forwarded the Nature Medicine article to Lawrence Tabak at the National Institutes of Health with “IMPORTANT” in the memo.[11]

It seems that Fauci was concerned and was alerting his colleagues that disclosure of this information might be a problem.

The others seemed equally concerned. Farrar sent an email at 10:34AM[12] announcing that he had scheduled a conference call and wrote that his expectation was that “information and discussion is shared in total confidence and not to be shared until agreement on next steps.”

Auchincloss then wrote to Fauci, “The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH. Not sure what that means since Emily is sure that no Coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad.”[13] Fauci replied, “OK. Stay tuned.”[14]

During the conference call, Farrar sent an email to four of the people on the call, including Fauci, that read, “Can I suggest we shut down the call and then redial in? Just for 5-10 minutes?”[15]

There are several follow-up emails between the parties but the most important are those that discuss the need to talk to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros. An email of particular interest is from Farrar to Fauci and NIH Director Collins, which was shared with others: “Tedros and Bernhard have apparently gone into conclave … they need to decide today in my view. If they do prevaricate, I would appreciate a call with you later tonight or tomorrow to think how we might take forward [sic].”[16] In this email, Farrar expressed concern about an article published by ZeroHedge which discussed the potential lab release as the origin of the virus.[17] Subsequently ZeroHedge was banned from Twitter.

On February 3 2021, Tedros delivered a Report of the Director-General, 146th Meeting of the Executive Board, during which he emphasized the importance of controlling the spread of misinformation and announced that WHO was working with Google “to make sure people searching for information about coronavirus see WHO information at the top of their search results. Social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and Tiktok have also taken steps to limit the spread of misinformation.”[18] I think the proper term to describe this might be “censorship.”

On February 19 2020, a statement of support for the idea that SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted from an animal to a human was published in the Lancet.[19] It was signed by many people including Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance and Christian Drosten. This is where things start to get very interesting.

EcoHealth Alliance is the organization that received money from NIAID and distributed it to Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Shi Zhengli, a virologist referred to as the “bat lady” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The money was earmarked for gain-of-function research. Emails obtained by U.S. Right to Know show that the “statement of solidarity” that appeared in the Lancet was actually drafted by Peter Daszak.[20]

Apparently Ralph Baric was shown drafts of Daszak’s letter but was informed by Daszak that he did not need to sign the statement. Baric agreed, stating that doing so would appear to be self-serving. Daszak wrote that other key people would be looking at the letter and that it would be “…put out in a way that doesn’t link it back to our collaboration so we maximize an independent voice.”[21]  Daszak also wrote, “Please note that this statement will not have EcoHealth Alliance logo on it and will not be identifiable as coming from any one organization or person, the idea is to have this as a community supporting our colleagues.”[22]  This shows deliberate intent to hide the relationships between the parties. Indeed, five of the signers of this “solidarity statement” were directly affiliated with EcoHealth Alliance[23] and two were partners of EcoHealth.[24] 

Christian Drosten is another signer of the solidary statement. He also has an interesting background. Drosten and his colleagues had published an article in Eurosurveillance on Jan 23 2020 in which they claimed to have developed a RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.[25] There were several problems with this paper, including the fact that that this group did not have SARS-CoV-2 viral material at the time that the article was published. The researchers acknowledged this, writing: “We aimed to develop and deploy robust diagnostic methodology for use in public health laboratory settings without having virus material available.”[26] Instead, the group relied on theoretical sequences which were provided by a lab in China. In spite of this, the test was immediately endorsed by World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom. A large group of scientists has called for this paper to be retracted for many reasons, including undisclosed conflicts of interest for some of the authors and lack of peer review.[27]

The bottom line: both Daszak and Drosten had significant motivation to keep the actual origin of the virus, their knowledge about it, and other details a secret; as did Fauci and other employees of the NIH and NIAID.

Kristian Andersen, who had, in late January, written to Fauci expressing his concerns that SARS-Co-V-2 included sequences that appeared to be manmade, led a group that published an article in Nature on March 17 2020 in support of the theory that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans.[28] After this, Andersen received a nice grant from the National Institutes of Health. At this time we have no way of knowing if this was a form of quid pro quo, but it does not pass the “smell test” Both Andersen and three other researchers recently deleted their entire Twitter accounts.

What to make of all of this? More information will be needed before definitive conclusions can be reached. But it does appear that this entire debacle started with some dishonest people covering up inconvenient information.


[1] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3229

[2] Jon Cohen. Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins. Science Jan 31 2020

[3] https://www.gisaid.org/

[4] Menachery VD, Yount BL, Debbink K et al. “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows great potential for human emergence.” Nature Medicine 2015 Nov;21:1508-1513

[5] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3187

[6] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3222

[7] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p 3187

[8] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p 3221

[9] Jon Cohen. Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins. Science Jan 31 2020

[10] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p 3215

[11] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3210

[12] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3197

[13] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3206

[14] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3206

[15] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf

p 3172

[16] [16] https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561/leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails.pdf p3125

[17] Tyler Durden. Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”, Stoking Fears Over Artificially Created Bioweapon. ZeroHedge Feb 1 2020

[18] Report of the Director-General, 146th Meeting of the Executive Board. https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/report-of-the-director-general-146th-meeting-of-the-executive-board

[19] Calisher C, Carroll D, Colwell R et al. “Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19.” Lancet 2020 Mar;395(10226):E42-E43

[20] https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Biohazard_FOIA_Maryland_Emails_11.6.20.pdf

[21] https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Baric_Daszak_email.pdf p 273

[22] https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Baric_Daszak_email.pdf p 274

[23] Sainath Suryanarayanan. EcoHealth Alliance orchestrated key scientists statement on “natural origin” of SARS-CoV-2. USRTK Nov 18 2020

[24] https://www.ecohealthalliance.org/partners

[25] Corman VM, Landt O, Kaiser M et al. “Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR.” Eurosurveillance 2020 Jan;25(3):

[26] IBID

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[28] Andersen KG, Rambaut A, Lipkin WI, Holmes EC, Garry RF. “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2.” Nature Medicine 2020 Mar;26:450-452

Making COVID Vaccines Look More Effective Than They Are

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 7 2021

Making COVID Vaccines Look More Effective Than They Are

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

For 26 years, Wellness Forum Health has helped consumers to make informed decisions regarding all matters related to health, ranging from which dietary supplements to take to evaluating treatments for stage 4 cancer. We’ve also trained health professionals all over the world to help their own clients and patients to do this too.

Our process involves the use of specific criteria for evaluating risks and benefits. These include factors such as conflicts of interest and differentiating correlation from a cause- and-effect relationship. It is only through applying pre-determined filters to the medical literature that one can arrive at the real truth about the value of any proposed medical intervention.

The pressure to get a COVID vaccine has become increasingly intense, with some officials even offering entry into multi-million-dollar lotteries as incentives to get the jab. Perhaps that alone should arouse some suspicion. If the vaccines were, as promised, safe and effective, it seems that seven-figure enticements would not be required – they would sell themselves. The appetite for medical treatment in the U.S. is huge – Americans spend about $3.5 trillion dollars on healthcare per year. So why are so many people refusing to get vaccinated? And should you consider it? An objective look at risks and benefits of COVID vaccines is required in order to make an intelligent decision.

According to the vaccine makers and their government and media partners, the vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective. Let’s look at efficacy first. Tal Zaks, Chief Medical Officer of Moderna, admitted in 2020 that the clinical trials were not designed to prove that his company’s vaccine prevented infection, transmission, hospitalization, or death.[1] It seems that the reason to get the vaccine would be to prevent these events. But in spite of this rather stunning admission, the vaccine makers and government officials report that the vaccines are as much as 95% effective. How can this be?

One of the ways in which the public is consistently misled about the efficacy of medical interventions is the reporting of data in relative rather than absolute terms.

Drug companies like to use relative reporting of trial results because doing so makes their products look better.

For example, let’s say the incidence of a disease in the general population is 2%. A company makes a vaccine that reduces the risk of disease from 2% to 1%. There are two ways to report these data:

          the vaccine reduces the risk by 50% (1 is 50% of 2)

          the vaccine reduces the risk by 1% (the difference between 1 and 2 is 1)

Aside from the fact that you might not be concerned about a disease that you have a 98% chance of not getting, clearly 50% reduction sounds more compelling than 1% reduction.

The constant use of relative data is a form of reporting bias that makes COVID vaccines and many other medical interventions appear more appealing than they might be if the absolute data were used. So let’s see what the real absolute efficacy rate is for two of the COVID vaccines.

For the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine:

relative risk reduction 95.1% (90.0%-97.6%) – sounds really good!

absolute risk reduction 0.7% (0.59%-0.83%) – not so good

For the Moderna vaccine:

relative risk reduction, 94.1% (89.1%-96.8%) – sounds really good!

absolute risk reduction, 1.1% (0.97%-1.32%) – not so good![2]

These minor reductions in risk can sound even less appealing when considering that according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), as of May 21 2021, 4224 deaths had been reported from COVD vaccines, along with thousands of injuries, some of which are serious enough that it is unlikely that the affected people will recover.[3]

You have to decide what you think of these data and what you think is best for your own health. But the average person reading this article has a 99.98% chance of recovering from COVID-19 if he or she becomes ill. For children there is a statistically 0% chance of serious illness and death. It seems that the COVID vaccines are a solution looking for a non-existent problem to solve.


[1] Doshi P. “Will COVID vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us.” BMJ 2020;371:m4037

[2] Brown RB. “Outcome Reporting Bias in COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Clinical Trials.” Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Feb;57(3):199

[3] https://vaers.hhs.gov/

Gifts From the Government For Public Schools

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles June 28 2021

Gifts From the Federal Government for Public Schools

Pamela A. Popper, President

Wellness Forum Health

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law. This law provides $1.9 trillion dollars to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 debacle, and $122 billion dollars of this money is allocated to state education agencies and school districts. The money for the schools will be provided via the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief (“ARP ESSER”) Fund.

In order to qualify for funding, school districts and community schools must post a “Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan” on their websites by June 24 2021. The school plan must include information about the extent to which the school or school system intends to address Centers for Disease Control Guidance in these areas:

  • universal and correct wearing of masks
  • physical distancing (e.g. including use of cohorts/podding)
  • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities including improving ventilation
  • contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the state, local, territorial, or tribal health departments
  • diagnostic and screening testing
  • efforts to improve vaccinations to educators, other staff, and students

The school or school system is required to review and revise its plan if necessary at least every 6 months through September 30, 2023. Apparently the federal government and the schools intend to be engaged in COVID management for at least another 26 months. This is not going to end anytime soon.[1]

The Pickerington School System in Central Ohio consists of two high schools, two junior high schools, seven elementary schools, a preschool, and an alternative school. The system reports that about 10,600 students are enrolled at this time.[2] The school system recently received $6,183,229.20 in ARP ESSER Funding.[3] According to the school system’s online plan, here is what Pickerington parents and their children can look forward to for the 2021-22 school year:[4]

  • The school system plans to “…follow mandates/requirements required by the Governor, Ohio/Franklin Department of Health, and Ohio Department of Education. These mandates/requirements may affect any/all proposed courses of action.”
  • Masks will be optional but will be made mandatory if the Governor so orders.
  • Physical distancing is not possible with a return to in-person learning, but “…frequent hand-washing, cleaning, and maintaining healthy facilities, and other mitigation protocols” will remain.
  • “…please also be advised that we do not know to what extent Franklin County Public Health will still be enforcing quarantine protocols for COVID exposure during the 2021-2022 school year. The District therefore urges families to consider this as decisions are made about whether to wear masks or get vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year.”
  • Links and resources for vaccination are provided for both staff and students.

Contact tracing is alive and well in the Pickerington school system. If a student, teacher, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the school nurse will submit information about the “case” to the Franklin County Public Health Department. The principal will be notified so that he/she can start identifying close contacts, defined as anyone who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes cumulative or longer 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms. If the person who tests positive has no symptoms then the 48 hours starts on the date that the test took place.

There’s more. The principal is also supposed to identify any classrooms that the “positive person” was in and confirm the setup of the classroom, which should configured for all students to remain three feet apart. If this is the case, then the affected individuals qualify for “modified quarantine.” Modified quarantine means that the students can come to school as long as they wear masks covering their mouths and noses at all times. The only extracurricular activity allowed during the quarantine is sports.

Additionally, the principal is supposed to provide a list of close contacts to a staff person who creates a spreadsheet, which is used to take attendance and to note days that students who do not qualify for modified quarantine are supposed to be absent. This staff member is also supposed to call each close contact to notify these contacts that they have been “exposed,” and are ordered to quarantine. A “Close Contact” email is to be sent as a follow-up.

All school families and staff are to be notified via email that a “case” has been identified in the building. A “class/activity letter” is sent to all students who have classes or activities with the person identified as a “case.” It is noted that due to HIPAA rules  close contacts cannot be told who the “case” is.[5]

If this seems excessive, remember that this school system has received over six million dollars, part of which is to perpetuate this type of COVID nonsense.

The state of New York is receiving $9 billion dollars in ARP ESSER funds and its plan includes expanded access to vaccines for staff and students.[6] This is frightening because many states have enacted the Mature Minor Doctrine, which allows minors to make their own decisions about healthcare if they are deemed “mature enough” to do so. Washington State allows this, and according to its guidelines, the “medical services” that can be provided without parental consent include vaccinations. Healthcare providers determine if the minor meets the criteria, and this is a subjective decision.[7]

The bottom line: There will be very few safe schools in the U.S. to which you can send your children during the 2021-2022 school year. Masks are a small part of the master plan to destroy the emotional and mental health of children. In fact, since masks have become such a big issue, many school officials have cleverly stated that masks will not be required during the coming school year. But I’m willing to bet that no school systems have disclosed to parents the full extent of their COVID management strategies which are concerning with or without masks; and which allow for masks to be mandated for students exposed to anyone who tests positive with one of the fake tests, or for the entire student body if the government demands it.

A growing collection of stories in which COVID-related policies have resulted in abuse of children as young as five years of age shows that many school officials and teachers are willing to do anything they are told to do by government and health officials – even if it harms the children for whom they are supposed to be responsible.

Parental pressure is not likely to make much difference, as long as millions of dollars are flowing from Washington D.C. to school system bank accounts, and those receiving these funds have abdicated their responsibility to families and the communities they used to serve.

Note: Parents will have very difficult decisions to make concerning the 2021/2022 school year within the next few weeks and we intend to provide assistance and resources. For information email pampopper@msn.com  


[1] http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Reset-and-Restart/American-Rescue-Plan-Safe-Return-to-In-person-Ins

[2] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/at-a-glance/#:~:text=Driven%20by%20a%20dynamic%20and,facilities%20educating%20more%2010%2C000%20students.

[3] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[4] https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/arp-esser-pickerington-local-schools-plan/

[5] Procedure for reporting COVID cases. https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Procedure-for-reporting-COVID-cases.pdf

[6] https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-posts-state-plans-use-american-rescue-plan-funds-support-students-and-safe-and-sustained-reopening-schools

[7] https://depts.washington.edu/uwhatc/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washington%20State.pdf