Helping People Be Seen, Heard and Believed After Adverse Vaccine Reactions

Adverse Vaccine Reactions Press Conference

News Conference Photo

On Monday, June 28, I held a very important press event. I was contacted by former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Ken Ruettgers about a group of individuals, including Ken's wife, Sheryl, who are suffering from severe neurological issues after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. I hope you will watch and listen to their stories. All they are asking for is to be seen, heard and believed. They are not anti-vaccine. To the contrary, many of them signed up for clinical trials to do their part to end the pandemic.

Links to press conference coverage:

Video recap of Monday's event: Why I held this event.

Livestream video of entire press conference

Video shown at press conference

Podcast audio of press conference

Interview with Dan O'Donnell

Interview with Vicki McKenna

ICYMI: Vicki McKenna did a great job this week interviewing Dr. Michael Yeadon, former VP and chief scientist of Pfizer. Many important facts about the coronavirus, early treatment and vaccines are discussed with clarity and are made easy to understand. Well worth the time to listen to the entire interview.

Their Stories

Ken Ruettgers, a former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman, and his wife, Sheryl, who received the Moderna vaccine in January. Four days after receiving the first dose, Sheryl experienced severe neurological reactions that still inhibit her ability to live a normal life, including muscle pain, numbness, weakness and paresthesia.

Stephanie de Garay is a mother from Cincinnati, Ohio, whose daughter, Maddie, participated in the Pfizer Covid vaccine trial in December and January. After Maddie received her second dose of the vaccine, she experienced severe side effects that resulted in multiple hospitalizations.

Kristi Dobbs is a dental hygienist from Webb City, Missouri, who received the Pfizer Covid vaccine in January. Since her vaccination, she has experienced multiple severe side effects, including pain, paresthesia and heart palpitations.

Brianne Dressen is a preschool teacher from Saratoga Springs, Utah, who received the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine during a clinical trial in November. She has since experienced extensive adverse effects from the vaccine that has resulted in a medical bill of over $250,000.

Candace Hayden is from Detroit, Michigan, and received both doses of the Moderna vaccine in March. In April, she suffered from paresthesia and partial paralysis from the chest down, which lead to a month-long hospital stay and weeks of physical therapy.

Letters to Moderna and Pfizer

Press conference with cameras

On Thursday, I sent letters to Moderna and Pfizer to request information and data on adverse events and the steps their companies have taken to assist individuals who have reported experiencing serious adverse events following receipt of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Here's a portion of what the letters said. I asked for a response by July 15.

"We all want the pandemic to be over. Operation Warp Speed and your company's success in producing a generally safe and effective vaccine have played a key role in ending it. But just because a vaccine is generally safe, does not mean it is 100 percent safe. The small percentage of people experiencing serious adverse events deserve to be taken seriously and their health issues thoroughly researched and addressed."

Fox News: Sen. Ron Johnson Sends Letters to Moderna, Pfizer CEOs Seeking Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines

Censorship by Media & Big Tech

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To all those criticizing Monday's press event, how would you feel if you enrolled your healthy child in a vaccine trial and she suffered serious injury from it? Would you want help, or would you want to be ignored and your child's suffering kept secret?

The mainstream media response to my news conference has been outrageous. From Governor Evers' tweeting that I was being "reckless," to many of the state's newspapers running the exact same Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hit piece ( which I debunk here), why can't the media handle the truth?

The internet could have been a force for good in disseminating useful information between doctors during the pandemic. Instead, Big Tech and media censors have now sunk so low that they censor the true stories of sick people who need help.

Facebook censors support group.

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The Data

The following data is from the CDC's own early warning system called VAERS, Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System. While certainly not perfect, this system was established 31 years ago to collect self-reported data. What we are seeing right now is that number of deaths following a Covid vaccination over the past six months is fast approaching the total number of deaths after any vaccination over the past 31 years. Doesn't it make sense to investigate this?

VAERS Data graph

VAERS data