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However, according to the latest CBS News poll, at least four in 10 Americans remain in the “maybe” or “no thanks” categories.
Though some media and medical and public health officials mock the uninjected as know-nothing rubes, the objections of so-called “vaccine holdouts” are far from uniform or frivolous.
Reports of “rare” blood clots and other serious adverse events are emerging on an almost daily basis. As of April 26, 3,848 post-vaccine deaths had been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Faced with widespread recalcitrance, health officials like Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have been upping their public relations offensive, including dangling the threat of COVID vaccine mandates.
This is unsurprising coming from a pharma-beholden and conflict-of-interest-riddled health agency like the NIH. But why are financial gurus like Jerome Powell, U.S. Federal Reserve chair — a wealthy lawyer and investment banker — also heavy-handedly making the COVID vaccines the centerpiece of their public prognostications?
In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Powell returned to the COVID jabs again and again, trying to make the case that economic recovery depends on everyone getting vaccinated.
Powell’s preoccupation with COVID vaccines makes little sense — unless one recognizes the growing convergence of the financial, tech, biopharmaceutical and military-intelligence sectors, as well as the “global policy coordination” being engineered by private central banks.
Pilot programs that bundle biometric digital identity, vaccination and payment systems “into a single cohesive platform,” plus the aggressive worldwide push for “vaccine passports” that would make access to businesses and events contingent on proof of vaccination,