We all know the value of making our own food, and I think most of us like the idea of having a home cooked meal every night, but despite intellectually understanding the benefits of cooking for ourselves (and starting each week with the best of intentions), many of us often find ourselves reaching for the phone or the microwave when it comes down to actually feeding ourselves after work. And it’s not that we’re all lazy, or undisciplined (though of course that is the case for some). The problem is that we are disorganized, and the unforgivingly rapid pace of modern life rarely accommodates those who fail to plan ahead.
If this sounds like you, or even if you’re someone just looking to enliven your weeknight meals, then the below list should help making real food every night become an (almost) effortless reality. And while the words ‘meal prep’ may send a shudder of anxiety down your spine, I promise: it gets easier with practice. Soon you’ll have a Pinterest-worthy fridge filled with prepped veggies and cooked grains just waiting to be turned into delicious, inventive, and fast meals.
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It all starts with a plan. Creating a weekly menu plan may sound tiring, even restricting, but it is actually the most liberating thing you can do towards realizing your dinnertime goals. Deciding what to make for dinner when you’ve just come home from work and are exhausted, starving, and rushed is no way to cook. It promotes neither creativity nor healthy choices, and it’s certainly not fun, which means you’re more likely to avoid the whole experience the next time it rolls around (which, unless you are superhuman and don’t require food for extended periods of time, will probably be the same time tomorrow night).
Your plan can be as detailed or as cursory as you like, so long as it enables you to organize yourself ahead of time: grocery shopping, meal prep, recipe searching, whatever. This will save you from so much unnecessary stress each night, and allow you to avoid falling into the trap of trying to make healthy choices when you’re feeling desperate. You should be able to come home already knowing what to make for dinner, with everything necessary to prepare it already in your fridge.
It also gives you something to look forward to. You planned your menu, so (presumably) you filled it with things you like to eat, or are excited to try. This really doesn’t need to be a chore — it should be fun! I can’t be the only one who loves scoping out (and drooling over) restaurant menus before I ever enter the building; now you can have that experience every night!
Making grocery lists saves you time and money in equal measure.
When you create your menu plan, you should create your grocery list at the same time, seeing what you have on hand already and planning to buy what you don’t. You can also do this backwards, planning a menu based on what’s in your fridge or cupboard.
Either way, writing a list ensures you don’t wander around the grocery store aimlessly, picking up whatever catches your fancy, which often leads to a fridge full of food and you having no idea what to do with all of it — or worse, a cupboard full of junk you bought impulsively. And while I admittedly do love to get my recipe inspiration from the store (or even better, farmer’s market) itself, I still go with a list in hand and an idea of meals I’d like to make during the week, then adjust according to what looks fresh.
Making a list also helps you keep your food costs down, as you only buy what you are planning to use for that week. This eliminates food waste as well, a major problem in North America.
But my favourite part about making a shopping list? It means I probably won’t have to make any last minute trips to the store while I’m in the middle of cooking something — an occurrence which, without a car, is always a major hassle!
Arguably the most crucial element to eating well during the week, meal prep is the hallmark of organized chefs and efficient home cooks the world over. All you have to do is set aside an hour at some point during the week that is convenient for you; Sunday afternoons always worked best for me, but perhaps you’d rather do it after dinner one night while catching up on your favourite show.
Depending on what you’re making, this probably isn’t going to be a full hour of active cooking time. Meal prep can be as simple as cooking a pot of your favourite grains — maybe you want rice this week, or perhaps you’re craving quinoa — and/or some beans, and steaming a big batch of vegetables. Make yourself a couple of dressings, quick pickle some onions or other veggies if you’re feeling particularly enthusiastic, and you have yourself the basis for a number of great weeknight meals. When you’re ready to eat just throw in some fresh greens, some nuts or seeds, and protein of your choice, and you’re done! And these same principles can be applied to making your lunches for the week, too.
The other option is to make a large batch of one or two full meals that you can eat throughout the week. A big pot of soup or stew is a timesaving dream, or if your Sunday is particularly free from commitments, why not make a veggie lasagna? The time invested will be worth the joy you feel coming home to an amazing dinner each night.
Either way, the difference between having rice and veggies already cooked in the fridge and having to cook them when you get home from work — plus all the dishes this means you’ll have to do when you’re tired — will be incredible. You get home, you’re hungry, you want dinner now, not an hour from now. Just think about how easy dinner would be this way.
On a related note, every good chef knows the importance of the mise en place, which is the French culinary term for “putting in place,” or in other words, setting up. It means having things ready before you begin to cook — your onions are diced in one bowl, your garlic minced in another, all prepared so you aren’t scrambling about trying to chop and measure while your sautéed veg goes from perfectly caramelized to utterly burnt. While meal prep in the sense that we have established above doesn’t take things quite this far, the concept is the same, and once you begin organizing yourself in this way, you may find yourself investing more time beforehand into making the actual experience of cooking efficient, stress-free, and fun.
What could be easier than throwing some things into a pot, turning it on, and coming home several hours later to dinner stewed to perfection? The smell when you walk in the door alone should be enough to convince you to use your slow cooker more often, but the convenience really can’t be beat. You can make all kinds of things in these devices — soups, stews, baked beans, overnight oats — even caramelized onions!
Here’s a list of 10 vegan slow cooker recipes to get you started.
Don’t be afraid to try new recipes! The internet has a staggering wealth of resources to draw from — everything from classic recipes to the latest vegan innovations — and offers plenty of how-to videos and tips and tricks to help you along the way. You can also find healthy versions of all your favourite takeout foods, ensuring you don’t feel like you’re missing out on that Thai curry or pasta al forno you love so much just because yore cooking for yourself.
Your own version will probably taste better and be healthier for you, anyway, and you will come to value the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying something new. Plus, once you’ve mastered that difficult recipe, having learned about new ingredients and spices in the process, you can show off what you’ve learned to your friends and family. Master your fear of trying something new and going outside your comfort zone, and you will be grateful you did so.
Let the internet inspire you. Whenever I need recipe ideas, I always turn to my favourite blogs; between the often thought-provoking and informative written posts, the stunning visuals, and the creative recipes, today’s blogs are a foodie’s dream come true. Sometimes I browse just for the fun of it, while other times I search for ideas to help me use up whatever leftover veggies are sitting in the fridge. Bought a vegetable you’ve never tried cooking with before? The internet can help!
This is also a great time to catch up with your family. It’s likely you have many treasured memories of your mother cooking for you, or your grandparents, or some other adult in your life. There is always that one dish from your childhood that comforts you from the top of your head down to the tips of your toes, making you feel safe, and warm, and loved.
Whether it’s the soup your mother made for you every time you were sick, or that special bread your grandmother used to bake when you came to visit, food connects us to our heritage, to our family, and to our own past. Why not set up a Skype call with your grandmother one day and learn how to make that borscht, or arancini, or whatever it is that brought a smile to your face as a child? Not only will she appreciate hearing from you and having the opportunity to pass on her significant knowledge and experience, but you will be preserving a part of your culture for future generations to enjoy.
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The University of California Makes The Flu Vaccine Mandatory For All Students, Faculty & Staff
- The Facts:
The University of California, along with several other universities have now made the flu shot a requirement for all students, staff and faculty.
- Reflect On:
Why are vaccine mandates moving forward when there is adequate evidence showing that they are not a one size fits all product, they cause injury, they've never provided herd-immunity and they are not effective all the time against the target disease?
What Happened: The University of California recently announced that all students, faculty and staff will be required to get their flu vaccinations before November 1st of this year. It’s part of a new system-wide executive order that UC officials announced on Friday. According them, it’s a “proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community – and the public at large – and to ameliorate the severe burdens on health care systems anticipated during the coming fall and winter from influenza and COVID-19.”
A few other universities nationwide have enacted similar policies — Purdue University in Indiana, for example, decided in June to require people returning to campus to get the shot. The University of Miami and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have also added flu vaccine requirements.
The effort is being made to avoid the potential surge of flu patients who seek hospital care while many may be dealing with coronavirus patients. According msn, this means that “fewer people will have flu and COVID-19 at the same time, a combination that could potentially worsen their health outcome.”
Why This Is Important: This is important because all of these mandates are being enacted under the belief that they will prevent flu cases, COVID-19 cases, and also help protect other people as well, which is the backbone argument of the vaccine industry. Mandates are also moving forward based on the assumption that vaccines are completely safe and effective for everyone.
The problem is, these assumptions do not match a lot of the science that’s been published over the years regarding the flu shot.
Dr. Peter Doshi is an associate editor at The BMJ (British Medical Journal) and also an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy published a paper in The BMJ titled “Influenza: Marketing Vaccines By Marketing Disease.” In it, he points out that the CDC pledges “to base all public health decisions on the highest quality of scientific data, openly and objectively derived,” and how this isn’t the case when it comes to the flu vaccine and its marketing. He stresses that “the vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and that “the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”
He goes on to state:
But perhaps the cleverest aspect of the influenza marketing strategy surrounds the claim that “flu” and “influenza” are the same. The distinction seems subtle, and purely semantic. But general lack of awareness of the difference might be the primary reason few people realize that even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the “flu” problem because most “flu” appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive. (fig 2).⇓ All influenza is “flu,” but only one in six “flus” might be influenza. It’s no wonder so many people feel that “flu shots” don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.
Dr. Alvin Moss, MD and professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine emphasizes in this video:
The flu vaccine happens to be the vaccine that causes the most injury in this country. The vaccine injury compensation program, 40 percent of all vaccinations in this country are flu shots, but 60 percent of all the compensations are for the flu vaccine. So a disproportionate number of vaccine related injuries are the flu shot. I think many of you it’s been recommended to you that you get the flu shot, I don’t know if you’re aware of the fact, the CDC statistics are, that every year they look at vaccine effectiveness, for this particular year the vaccine effectiveness is 48 percent, so that means it’s not highly effective. It’s not even all that effective, if you look at the scientific literature…the evidence to support giving the flu vaccine is moderate to weak. It is not strong evidence. They say the evidence to support giving the flu vaccine to people over the age of 65 is not there, it’s inconclusive. So a lot of the things we’ve been told as Americans about vaccinations are not really based on the science. (source)
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury (NCVIA) has already paid out approximately $4 billion to compensate families of vaccine injured children. As astronomical as the monetary awards are, they’re even more alarming considering HHS claims that only an estimated 1% of vaccine injuries are even reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). If the numbers from VAERS and HHS are correct – only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported and only 1/3 of the petitions are compensated – then up to 99% of vaccine injuries go unreported.
Preliminary data was collected from June 2006 through October 2009 on 715,000 patients, and 1.4 million doses (of 45 different vaccines) were given to 376,452 individuals. Of these doses, 35,570 possible reactions (2.6 percent of vaccinations) were identified. This is an average of 890 possible events, an average of 1.3 events per clinician, per month. This data was presented at the 2009 AMIA conference. (source)
This completely contradicts the CDC’s claim that 1/1,000,000 people are injured from vaccines.
As far as the flu vaccine and if it can help prevent other respiratory viruses, Greg. G Wolff, an Epidemiologist with the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch recently published a study in the Journal Vaccine titled, Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season. The study examined virus interference in a Department of Defense population, this refers to the increased risk of other respiratory viruses as a result of, in this case, the influenza vaccine. The study found that virus interference varied among vaccinated individuals for individual respiratory viruses, and found that for coronaviruses in particular, in this study, those who had been vaccinated with the flu vaccine had a 36 percent higher risk of contracting them. This doesn’t apply to the new coronavirus, but instead already existing circulating coronaviruses. There were no associations found with most other respiratory viruses, except metapneumovirus, which was associated with an even higher risk of contracting it among those who had received their flu vaccine.
A recent consensus statement from a group of renowned infectious disease clinicians observed that vaccine programs have proven ill-suited to the fast-changing viruses underlying these illnesses, with efficacy ranging from 19% to 54% in the past few years. (source)
Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Project points out that t’s “not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers, we have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines.” She did so at a World Health Organization conference on vaccine safety, you can read more about that here.
The mainstream media never addresses the points made above, and it doesn’t even represent the tip of the ice-berg. It’s confusing at to why it’s assumed the flu vaccine is safe and effective for most people, when it’s clearly, in the opinion of many, not.
Our CETV Episode About The Flu Shot: Facebook is blocking many of our posts from our own audience, Youtube demonetized us and many articles like this particular one may labelled and are labelled as “fake news.” As a result, in order to (attempt to) stay alive and continue doing what we do, we created a platform called CETV. It’s away for people to access information without organizations like Google or Facebook stepping in to censor it. You can sign up for your free trial if you’re interesting in browsing through what we have, and if you’re interested in supporting us you can get a monthly/yearly subscription after that if you want to continue. In one of our latest episodes, CE founder Joe martino and I discuss the flu vaccine. Below is a brief clip of the episode, again, you can sign up for a free trial to watch the full episode.
Why are so many concerns being raised with regards to vaccinations being completely ignored and unacknowledged? Why are those who raise these concerns labelled as “anti-vaccination?” Why does the mainstream use these labels, as well as ridicule, instead of actually addressing the points made and countering them? Why are vaccines marketed to be gods gift to humanity when there are so many safety concerns? Would more rigorous safety testing not be in the best interest of everybody? Wouldn’t everybody agree that any concerns with vaccinations should be addressed openly, publicly and transparently?
Vaccine mandates, and others, are simply going to force people to exit various parts of the ‘system’ they will no longer be allowed to participate in. This begs the question, do we want to continue to be dependent on an entity, like the government, for our basic needs, like food and shelter, etc, or is there another way to do it? With so many conflicts of interests and examples of corruption within our federal health regulatory agencies, as well as clear evidence of concern, why do we continue to live the way we do, why do we keep voting when that only upholds a system we no longer want to play with? Why are we letting powerful entities make our decisions and do our thinking for us? What’s really going on here?
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Nearly One Billion Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Be Released In Florida & Texas
- The Facts:
British-based biotechnology company, Oxitec, received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release approximately one billion genetically modified male mosquitoes in Florida and Texas despite opposition from many.
- Reflect On:
How is this able to happen without or consent as a global citizenry, especially when there are so many clear concerns being raised by so many non corporate/government affiliated scientists who are publishing research.
What Happened: A couple of months ago, British-based biotechnology company, Oxitec, received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release approximately one billion genetically modified male mosquitoes in Florida and Texas, the decision took a step closer to reality after state regulators then approved the idea, despite the objection of many environmentalists and scientists.
The purpose of the planned release is to supposedly help fight diseases that normal mosquitoes infect people with, like malaria, for example. For this specific release, the lab-altered patented bugs are members of the Aedes aegypti, the species of mosquito that spreads diseases such as yellow fever, malaria and chikungunya. They’ve been genetically altered to artificially reduce future mosquito populations.
We are being told that the plan is to unleash these insects so they can mate with female mosquitoes and produce weak offspring that never make it to adulthood, thus reducing the total population and in turn reducing the rate of disease spread. Male mosquitoes don’t drink human blood, and since all of the mosquitoes are male, there is apparently nothing to worry about, but this simply isn’t true. Releasing nearly one billion genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment raises multiple causes for concern, and a percentage of the released insects will still be genetically modified females that are capable of biting humans and other animals, more on that below.
Why This Is Important: It’s important to ask why the independent scientists who have been raising a cause for concern about this new technology are being ignored, and if federal health regulatory agencies like the EPA and biotech giants like Oxitec actually hold more power and influence when it comes to receiving such approval. Do we really know what goes on behind the scenes within these federal health regulatory agencies? The CDC SPIDER is one of many great examples that has emerged throughout the years. If history tells us anything, one common theme seems to be corruption and the deliberate destruction of data that hinders the corporations plans.
It’s also noteworthy to mention that these mosquitoes have already been released around the world. Multiple regions in Africa have been subjected to this, and from 2013 to 2015 Oxitec released millions of them into neighbourhoods in Jacobina, Brazil. In this case, some of the gene-edited mosquitoes passed their genes to the native insects, causing concerns that they created a more robust hybrid species.
They found that some of the genes from the genetically modified mosquitoes had transferred to the native population. In other words, some of the offspring had survived and were strong enough to reproduce. This new population is a hybrid of Brazilian mosquitoes and the genetically modified mosquitoes that were created from strains in Cuba and Mexico, according to the study, which was published Sept. 10 in the journal Scientific Reports.
In fact, the genes that were passed on weren’t the tweaked genes that were designed to kill and tag the mosquitoes but rather genes from the strains in Cuba and Mexico, according to Science magazine. The researchers also noted that this mixing of genes might have led to a “more robust population,” perhaps one that would be better able to resist insecticides or transmit diseases, Science magazine reported. (source)
Oxitec has always opposed science coming from independent scientist, and the science used to gain approval for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment comes straight from the corporation.
Critics have accused Oxitec of a lack of transparency. Earlier this year, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Germany examined information regarding the release of modified insects into the environment in Malaysia and Grand Cayman, which were carried out by Oxitec. The scientists’ findings suggest that there are “deficits in the scientific quality of regulatory documents and a general absence of accurate experimental descriptions available before releases start”.
There are various concerns such as, what happens if someone receives a bite from one of these mosquitoes? The company had widely publicized that they were only releasing males, which don’t bite. But it turns out that their method of sorting males from females is flawed, and thousands of biting female mosquitoes are released. In addition, their method to create non-viable offspring is also incorrect. Between 3%-15% of the offspring survive and prosper. This can obviously equate to millions of biting females, born from a genetically engineered family tree.
The potential exists for these genes, which hop from one place to another, to infect human blood by finding entry through skin lesions or inhaled dust. Such transmission could potentially wreak havoc with the human genome by creating “insertion mutations” and other unpredictable types of DNA damage. (Joe Cummins, long time genetics professor at Western University, London, Ontario)
Todd Shelly, an entomologist for the Agriculture Department in Hawaii, said 3.5 percent of the insects in a laboratory test survived to adulthood, despite presumably carrying the lethal gene. (source)
Another factor to consider is this:
Tetracycline and other antibiotics are now showing up in the environment, in soil and surface water samples. These GM mosquitoes were designed to die in the absence of tetracycline (which is introduced in the lab in order to keep them alive long enough to breed). They were designed this way assuming they would NOT have access to that drug in the wild. With tetracycline exposure (for example, in a lake) these mutant insects could actually thrive in the wild, potentially creating a nightmarish scenario. (source)
It’s also important to note that there is there is no specific regulatory process for GM insects anywhere in the world. Oxitec seems to have infiltrated the decision making process around the world, and they have a close relationship with multinational pesticide and seed company, Syngenta. Oxitec has already made large-scale open releases of GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Brazil and is developing GM agricultural pests, jointly with Syngenta. (source)
Where have we seen this before? Not long ago I wrote an article about Glyphosate, an active ingredient within Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and how it was recently re-licensed and approved by the European Parliament. However, MEPs found the science given to them was plagiarized, full of industry science written by Monsanto. This is just one of many examples. You can read more about that story here.
A report released as far back as 2012 from GeneWatch UK, Testbiotech, Berne Declaration, SwissAid, and Corporate Europe Observatory explains:
Regulatory decisions on GM insects in Europe and around the world are being biased by corporate interests as the UK biotech company Oxitec has infiltrated decision-making processes around the world. The company has close links to the multinational pesticide and seed company, Syngenta. Oxitec has already made large-scale open releases of GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Brazil and is developing GM agricultural pests, jointly with Syngenta.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is one of several examples showing how industry organises its influence. In EFSA´s GM insects working group, which was established to develop guidance for risk assessment of genetically engineered insects, there are several cases of conflicts of interest, including experts with links to Oxitec who only partially declared their interests. The draft Guidance on risk assessment of GM insects shows some significant deficiencies: for example it does not consider the impacts of GM insects on the food chain. Oxitec’s GM insects are genetically engineered to die mostly at the larval stage so dead GM larvae will enter the food chain inside food crops such as olives, cabbages and tomatoes.
Living GM insects could also be transported on crops to other farms or different countries. EFSA has excluded any consideration of these important issues from its draft guidance. Many other issues are not properly addressed. A World Health Organisation (WHO)-funded project has allowed the company to bypass requirements for informed consent for the release of GM mosquitoes. The WHO-funded Mosqguide project, which was supposed to be developing best practice, also allowed the company to gain approval from Brazilian regulators to release 16 million GM mosquitoes before draft regulations on the release of GM insects had been finalised or adopted, without publishing a risk assessment.
The report also outlines how Oxitec influences regulation around the world, which include:
- Attempts to define ‘biological containment’ of the insects (which are programmed to die at the larval stage) as contained use, by passing requirements for risk assessments and consultation on decisions to release GM insects into the environment.
- Attempts to avoid any regulation of GM agricultural pests on crops which will end up in the food chain.
- Avoidance of any discussion of how GM insects can be contained at a site, or products produced using GM insects can be labelled
- Exclusion of many important issues from risk assessments, including impacts of surviving GM mosquitoes on the environment and health, and impacts of changing mosquito populations on human immunity and disease
- Failure to follow transboundary notification process for exports of GM insects correctly
- Undermining the requirement to obtain informed consent for experiments involving insect species with transmit disease
- Attempts to avoid liability for any harm if anything goes wrong
- Pushing ahead with large-scale open releases of GM mosquitoes before relevant guidance or regulations are adopted
The amount of environmental, health and food-safety issues that this is creating among many scientists around the world in the field is quite overwhelming. There is a lot of information out there and many publications that clearly oppose these decisions. This ‘quiet’ release of genetically modified insects that has been happening for a few years now. The information presented in this article is simply a tidbit, and I really wanted to emphasize how the only one’s approving the release are the corporation, their science, and their claims. They do this by the power they (the corporation) exercise over federal regulatory agencies.
Why do we continue to be subjected to, and allow our environment to be subjected this type of ‘experimentation’ against our will? Are there other agendas at play here besides the ones we are told, the ones used to justify these actions? Why do corporations and government agencies have the authority and ability to do something that could have long lasting, and quite large health and environmental consequences? How are they able to sneak their way through any type of appropriate regulation and safety testing? Why are these decisions going forward despite the concerns raised by so many scientists, health and environmental organizations? Why are there always conflicts of interests? Why has the mainstream heard nothing of this, and why aren’t the concerns being addressed appropriately? What’s going on here?
We’ve created a pyramid system, we are on the bottom, the government is above us, and the corporations are above the government because they dictate government policy. The corporations get their money from the big banks, who sit above the corporation. Is this something we want to keep playing with? Why are the people and so many activists rendered completely powerless in their/our ability to stop these efforts. Why do we keep playing with and participating in the political process when all it does is hand our power over to people who don’t really have humanities best interests at heart, and have the ability to take such actions?
There are so many initiatives like this and many others that are being rolled out on the human population without our consent, and as a result many people are experiencing a shift in consciousness, a shift in the way they view our world. We have to ask ourselves, why do we live the way we do and think the way we think?
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Canada Inks Deal With Pfizer & Moderna To Prepare The Nation For “Mass Vaccinations”
- The Facts:
Canada recently announced that they signed a deal with Pfizer & Moderna to secure millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine when it's ready.
- Reflect On:
Why is vaccine hesitancy growing? Should the freedom of choice always remain? Are people who refuse made out to be the "bad" ones as a result of mainstream media/government/big pharma perception manipulation?
What Happened: The Canadian government has inked a new deal with pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna to secure tens of millions of doses of the new coronavirus vaccine in 2021, which is still currently in the developmental stages. Procurement Minister Anita Anand recently made the announcement after Pfizer tweeted news of the new deal, stating that “We are increasingly focused on the next stage of our recovery, including preparing Canada for mass vaccinations”
This comes shortly after the U.S. government gave more than a billion dollars to Bill Gates‘ vaccine alliance called Gavi, which was co-founded by Bill & Melinda Gates. President Trump also signed a deal with Pfizer for one hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can read more about those stories here.
Why This Is Important: Many people are wondering if the coronavirus vaccine will be mandatory, or perhaps similar to recent mask mandates that multiple governments have put in place in certain areas. In Canada, masks are mandatory when inside many public buildings, and many people are starting to see that these types of mandates may actually become permanent, and also worry that other permanent changes are being put in place that will remain as “then new normal” under the guise of necessity.
Survey results released on Tuesday from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute found half of Canadians say they have no reservations and are ready to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it’s available. But 32 per cent — roughly a third of respondents — say they’d likely wait a while. Another 14 per cent don’t want to get a vaccine at all. This comes from CBC, a major mainstream media organization in Canada. I do have a hard time trusting these numbers, and personally feel that the number of those who do not desire the vaccine may be much greater than 50 percent, but I could be wrong. At the end of the day, mainstream media and poll organizations could easily team up and manipulate numbers, it’s so hard to trust anything that comes from mainstream media given their relationship with corporations and governments. We’ve already seen a great amount of manipulation when it comes to the new coronavirus, as with many other topics over the years.
Are powerful people creating a problem in order to propose a solution? In today’s day and age, this is an important question to ask.
According to Edward Snowden, “Governments around the world are are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before.” He and many others have been pointing out how society is moving fast towards an authoritarian type of existence, and how it’s already here. The enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom has been here for quite a while, and it’s done in a very clever way, often hiding under the guise of good will, or making people feel that they may be harming others if they do not comply.
This pandemic has been a catalyst for many people to question actions taken by government and if they’re actually in societies best interest. Are governments simply following the will of their masters, without question, like we follow the will of our government? Global chaos seems to be a recipe for change, awareness, and for more people to see through potential lies and manipulation.
Can human beings do better? We have unlimited potential to create a human experience where everyone can thrive. We have solutions, finding them is not the problem, implementing them seems to be the case and solutions that can change our world for the better have long threatened powerful interests and their ability to control the human population.
A common theme throughout this pandemic is the ‘waking up’ of humanity. Given the discrepancy that’s existed around the world with regards to categorizing coronavirus deaths when they are not the result of COVID-19, the controversy surrounding masks, an infection fatality rate that is no different from a seasonal flu (read more about that here and here), treatment options that have worked yet have been constantly ridiculed, and the unreliability of the tests used to detect the new coronavirus, many people are asking themselves what’s really going on?
Vaccine hesitancy hasn’t only increased among the citizenry, Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Project, recently emphasized that, “The other thing that’s a trend, and an issue, is not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers, we have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines.” She did so at a World Health Organization (WHO) conference on vaccine safety. You find find links to the conference and read more about it here, if interested. She cites multiple studies proving her point.
Doctors and scientists are starting to distrust pharmaceutical companies, and many don’t feel comfortable prescribing certain medications, another point emphasized by Larson at the conference, and the research she cites.
Multiple clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines have shown severe reactions within 10 days after taking the vaccine. Meanwhile, the US government and Yale University are collaborating in a clinical trial to determine the best messaging to persuade Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, why is there a digital authoritarian Orwellian “fact-checker” going around the internet censoring any information that contradicts the WHO on health issues? Why are so many scientists and doctors experiencing censorship, and why is mainstream media bringing no attention to what these doctors have been saying? What’s really going on here? How long has our perception of major global events been completely manipulated? Should we not have the right to examine information openly and freely, and determine for ourselves what is and what isn’t and choose, for ourselves, what decisions we desire to make?
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NBC News Report: Hillary Clinton ‘Covered Up’ Elite Pedophile Ring At State Department
The Pizzagate topic has been one of great controversy, and for good reason – if true, the implications of the...
Bronfman Family Billionaires Implicated In NXIVM Hollywood ‘Sex Cult’
What Happened: When Hollywood actress Allison Mack became one of multiple actresses t0 be implicated in the “NXIVM” sex cult case,...