Approximately one-third of troops have declined to take the coronavirus vaccine so far, Pentagon officials told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, the vice director of operations for the Joint Staff, said the military has a two-thirds acceptance rate for the vaccine, meaning as much as a third isn't taking it. The vaccine is not yet mandatory for service members.
"Our initial look — and this is of course very early data — is acceptance rates are somewhere in the two-thirds territory," Taliaferro told the panel's top Republican, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama. "And of course it varies by different groups."
Top leaders were testifying on the Pentagon's role in the federal pandemic response.
Maj. Gen. Steven Nordhaus, the director of operations for the National Guard Bureau, added later that the Guard has a similar acceptance rate of "two-thirds to 70 percent."
The Pentagon has not previously specified how many troops are declining the vaccine. Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters later on Wednesday that the department doesn't have a system in place to track that information and pushed back on the notion that officials are hiding information.
Officials at the House hearing were referring to broad data showing that the military's acceptance rates "mirror" those of American society as a whole, Kirby said, noting that they went on to say that the department is not specifically tracking that data right now.
"Nobody is hiding data," Kirby said. "We don't have a system in place across the services to specifically track data with respect to those individuals who for whatever reason are declining."
Early in the hearing, lawmakers from both parties voiced concerns about the pace of vaccinations, the number of troops who may be declining the vaccine and the impact of refusals on military readiness.
"It's critical for our national security that every service member, as well as DoD civilian personnel and contractors, receive vaccines as soon as possible," Rogers said in his opening statement. "I am interested to hear from our witnesses what percentage of our service members have been vaccinated, what the refusal rate has been, and what steps they are taking to get more shots into arms."
Pentagon officials have said the vaccine will initially be voluntary because it does not have full FDA approval yet, though leaders have encouraged personnel to get vaccinated.
"We believe that, of course, the vaccine is the right thing to do. It's clearly safe for service members," Taliaferro said. "And we need to continue to educate our force and help them understand the benefits."
By the numbers: Taliaferro told the committee that 916,575 doses of the vaccine have been administered to Defense Department personnel so far.
Pentagon official Robert Salesses added that 359,000 troops have been given initial doses, and 147,000 troops have been fully vaccinated.
Vaccination timeline: Armed Services Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) pressed officials on how long it will take the Defense Department to vaccinate its full military, civilian and contractor workforce. Salesses told lawmakers the Pentagon will likely achieve that milestone this summer.
"It'll probably be sometime in late July, August timeframe," Salesses said.
The annual flu season that has been around since The Dawn of Man and Woman IS NOT, I repeat IS NOT "COVID-19". The annual flu season was relabeled to "COVID-19" in 2019 to suit the agenda for the Big Pharma/Big Tech Takeover. Ignore every single person and creature posing as a person, even those in the alternative media, who at this point still claim that "the virus may or may not exist."
I'm posting the video and document below for anyone who happens to come across my website, and who still has any doubts as to whether or not "COVID-19" is a real disease. In the clip below multi-award-winning journalist Gemma O’Doherty reads an excerpt from the response from the UK's Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), to a request that was made under the UK's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by Marc Horn on July 25th, 2020.
In his request Mr. Horn asked DHSC the following:
Subject: Freedom of Information request – Full, accurate and complete disclosure of SARSCOV-2 virus records
Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within your office, and or under your authority, describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly taken from a symptomatic patient of COVID-19 where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic material (not limited but by way of example monkey kidney cells, aka vero cells, liver cancer cells) thereby eliminating contamination as a possible alternative source of sampling.
Please note isolation is used in the normally understood meaning of the word – the act of separating a thing from another. I am not referring, and hence not requesting, to isolation meaning the culture of something else, the performance of an amplification test (eg PCR test which only detect mRNA or DNA) or the sequencing of “something”.
If any records match the above description and are available to the public elsewhere, please provide enough information so that I may identify and access each record with certainty (i.e. title, author(s), date, journal, and weblink or location where the public may access it). I remind you full, accurate and complete disclosure is required.
On August 24th, 2020 DHSC responded as follows:
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). DHSC does not hold information on the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus.
Do you realize what this means? It means that the UK's Department of Health & Social Care confirmed on August 24th, 2020 that SARS-COV-2, i.e. "COVID-19", has never been proven to exist.
In the same response they continued with the following:
However, outside of the scope of the FOIA, and on a discretionary basis, the following information has been advised to us, which may be of interest. Most infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. Some bacteria or fungi have the capacity to grow on their own in isolation, for example in colonies on a petri dish. Viruses are different in that they are what we call “obligate pathogens” – that is, they cannot survive or reproduce without infecting a host. An explainer of these different types of pathogen (disease causing agents) can be found from BMC Biology here:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5648414/
For some diseases, it is possible to establish causation between a microorganism and a disease by isolating the pathogen from a patient, growing it in pure culture and reintroducing it to a healthy organism. These are known as “Koch’s postulates” and were developed in 1884. However, as our understanding of disease and different disease-causing agents has advanced, these are no longer the method for determining disease causation. It has long been known that viral diseases cannot be identified in this way as viruses cannot be grown in ‘pure culture’. When a patient is tested for a viral illness, this is normally done by looking for the presence of antigens, or viral genetic code in a host with molecular biology techniques.
So, Koch's postulates which have been used since 1884 as the benchmark to determine whether there is a cause-and-effect relationship between a bacteria (or any other type of microorganism) and a clinical disease, were very conveniently thrown out the window when "COVID-19" was announced.
On August 25th, 2020 Marc Horn replied to DHSC asking for an internal review of the Department of Health & Social Care's handling of his FOI request and he also asked the following:
Based upon your previous responses to my FOI:
…it has long been known that viral diseases cannot be identified in this way as viruses cannot be
grown in ‘pure culture’. When a patient is tested for a viral illness, this is normally done by looking
for the presence of antigens, or viral genetic code in a host with molecular biology techniques
Accordingly, please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within your office, and / or under your authority, supporting the following claims;
1 – Which symptoms uniquely identify COVID-19?
2 – Which viral antigens uniquely identify COVID-19?
3 – Which viral genetic code uniquely identifies SARS-Cov-2?
4 – What is the accuracy of the testing method for unique COVID-19 antigens upon which those governing rely upon, with supporting scientific verification?
5 – What is the accuracy of the testing method for unique SARS-Cov-2 genetic code upon whichthose governing rely upon, with supporting scientific verification?
6 – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequ…shows updates detailing the explanation of the removal of COVID-19 from the HCID list was on the version dated 21 March 2019. However, there is no link to the source document.
Please provide source document from the 4 nations public health HCID group… that supported the decision that as of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.
On October 28th, 2020 DHSC sent a response to Mr. Horn in which they stated that:
After careful consideration of the subject matter, I have concluded that the response you received was compliant with the requirements of the FOIA and I uphold DHSC’s statement that the Department does not hold the requested information.
This means that after careful consideration of their initial reply DHSC concluded, that Mr. Horn's request was handled correctly and DHSC does not hold information on the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus.
There you have it – the end of every single discussion about the reality of "COVID-19".
This is the greatest public health fiasco in the history of the world and the media has distorted it so badly, that much of the general public is celebrating villains and hissing at heroes , and even perversely enough, celebrating the destruction of their own lives and their children's lives.
The title of this article came from an excellent article that was posted by Ryan McMaken on the website of the Mises Institute. I urge you to read it before or after you've read this article, because he makes some very common sense points that seem to get overlooked by the general public. A few quotes:
In other words, government agencies may issue declarations of when pandemics end, but as notedin the New York Times last May, Pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes. "When people ask, 'When will this end?,' they are asking about the social ending," said Dr. Jeremy Greene, a historian of medicine at Johns Hopkins. In other words, an end can occur not because a disease has been vanquished but because people grow tired of panic mode and learn to live with a disease.
All of this will go into calculating risk, and this is why the public's recognized end to pandemics is often different from the "official" end. The public is made up of countless individuals who make their own risk assessments based on the available facts.
I will point out once again that in the case of "COVID-19", a Mount Everest of evidence has already shown that it's not "an apocalyptic virus", it's not "a pandemic"and it's not "the bubonic plague" or some other lethal disease.
Flu seasons have been around since the Dawn of Time and I have no doubt that there is a cave painting or an Egyptian hieroglyph somewhere that shows a hunter or pharaoh sneezing.
What started out as a regular and harmless flu season in 2019/2020, was WEAPONIZED by a Satanic Cult of global "elite" and is being used for a Pharmaceutical/Technocratic Takeover. I've written more than enough articles on this subject already, and I refer you to the posts in this section if you are new to the site and would like to have more context: The Corona Virus Cult.
In this article, I'm going to share some additional material that I have found in my research that obliterates the "COVID-19" narrative. The psychopaths are struggling very hard and they are trying everything they can to keep the narrative alive, but you have to remember this: it takes an ENORMOUS amount of energy to keep a lie of this magnitude going, and ALL the "COVID-19" actors draw their energy from the public's fear and belief in the story.
As more and more people see "COVID-19" for the monumental fraud that it is, the air will go out of the balloon because the perpetrators are not being energized by being seen and treated as "COVID-19" rockstars, while they're in the process of killing more than half the population on the planet.
I'm going to kick the videos in this article off with an awesome video that was made by Jeff Berwick a.k.a The Dollar Vigilantein which he shows some very powerful clips. One of these clips is an interview with Bill-I-Have-No-Medical-Degrees-Whatsoever-Gates, in which this psychopath actually says the following: "we see a lot of things that are going very well, things like producing childhood death". Seriously, that's what he said.
If you're familiar with micro-expressions you can see that a split second after he says it, he realizes he verbalized what his REAL agenda is and he tries to brush over the remark. Watch the clip twice or three times if you have to, to catch it. Wake up people!
In this article, I also want to address everyone who works in ANY position or rank as a government official, or in law enforcement, i.e. police and military personnel first and foremost, but I'm also addressing the men and women who serve in the air force, navy, and intelligence services who all get their paycheck by following orders and just doing what they are told without thinking rationally. My message to you is this: even though you may think that you are "doing your duty" and are "serving and protecting your country", I can absolutely guarantee that the people and creatures you take orders from do not give a SHIT about you and/or your family. When you have served your purpose in their eyes, they will dispose of you just as ruthlessly as they are trying to do with the rest of the population. Think very carefully about where you put your allegiance and plant your flag, because nothing in life is without consequences. If you want to know what I'm talking about read these two articles as well:
And The Emmy For Best Actor in 2020 Goes To….. (posted by The Dollar Vigilante on 24/11/2020)
I started this article with a quote by Tom Woods and I've seen two exceptional presentations that he's given that I will end the article with. He made two poignant statements, from the looks of it without even knowing, that go to the heart of the matter and the ideology of the "COVID-19" perpetrators.As I've already said, their ideology happens to be Satanic.
In the second presentation, Tom Woods says "it's almost like they take a perverse delight in this" and he also shares a statement that was shared with him by a friend, who has a friend in Australia. In this statement, the friend shares what life is like for him in Australia under the extreme lockdown that is being enforced there and this person says: "..this isn't human, this isn't human, this isn't human, this isn't human. There is no empathy here".
It's a well-known fact that I'm allergic to religion and even though it's possible to argue about "good and bad Name-Your-Religion-Here", I think it's within the general consensus for those who apply logic and reason, that there is NO SUCH THING as "good Satanism" or "a good Satanist" unless you're a Satanist yourself. You might say that the only good Satanist is a dead Satanist.
What's very, very, important however to people who are Satanic, is topretend to be perfectly saintly. Keep that in mind when you watch the 8 o'clock, or whatever o'clock news. (..which I never do by the way)
The COVID Cult – Tom Woods Destroys Lockdowns and Masks with Science
The Fact-Free COVID Dystopia
I've written extensively about mask-wearing and the effects of the lockdown on the global population since they started but, again, for those who are new to the site there is more information in these articles (and others):
It really is high time for the people of Planet Earth to reclaim and reaffirm their Humanity and there are some very simple things that you can do, even if you don't have your own website, to help with getting this started.
Have a few t-shirts made that say "I Know The Virus Isn't Real and Will Give You A Hug" and wear it everywhere you go. You can still be respectful of people's state of mind and only hug those people who approach you. Remember when the psychopaths tried to ban Hugging a couple of years ago!
You can also make a laminated poster for your front door, or a piece of paper (written or printed) for the windows in your house that say "I/We Know The Virus Isn't Real. Ring The Bell between [enter the time here] If You Need A Hug". You can also have a bumper sticker made that says "Honk If You Know The Virus Isn't Real", or just write it on a piece of paper and tape it to the inside of the rear/front window of your car.
I'm sure there's a lot more you can come up with so be creative! If there are TWO things the perpetrators of "COVID-19" can't stand it's creativity and unpredictability, so go ahead and annoy the hell out of them. (literally )
You can also regain your sense of well-being by disconnecting from mainstream media reporting. Make an agreement with yourself to check the news once a day and leave it at that. Spend as much time as you can on activities and information that is uplifting and empowering instead of draining.
Play board games with your family, buy paint-by-numbers kits and puzzles for your kids and all sorts of other toys that will stimulate the development of their right brain (i.e. creativity and intuition) instead of shutting it down, which is what the "COVID-19" perpetrators are trying to do.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But It Will Happen.
If a system of information is corrupted to the core, we would expect it to share characteristics with other life systems in decay. In Nature, when an organism is about to die, it may go through a flailing disintegration, a penultimate frenzy of faux-vitality. Think of a chicken with its head cut off, madly running around the barnyard. Then think of the evening news.
In the fractured format of today's popular news programs, with their jumble of popping visuals and speed-crawling sound bites, we see a similar pre-mortem hysteria. The plan seems to be to pile on overstimulating production techniques to keep viewers from thinking about what they are seeing and hearing.
Last June I found a clip from a presentation by David Icke, in which he talks about the very deliberate effort by the big technology companies to get people addicted to their (mobile) devices as part of the Transhumanism Agenda. I added this clip to the article Are You Addicted To Your Devices?, but I never watched the full presentation until today because I simply didn't have time, and I'd posted several other Icke presentations on my site already. I'm very glad though that I finally got around to this one.
This presentation brings together very nicely many of the subjects that have now become absolutely critical for people to understand and that I have been writing about, especially in the articles that I've been posting since March 2020. I even saw some of the same images that I have used flashing by! Synchronicity, it's just how the Universe works when you're in tune with it.
In April 2019 I posted David Icke Live at Wembley Arena (2014) – Awakenand this presentation isa very good follow-up to that one. This is also an all-day seminar and the total running time is 10 hours, but again, you can watch it in parts and I promise you that it will be 10 hours well spent.
Arm yourself with this Knowledge and Get Ready for 2021, so you cannot be easily brought off balance by unfolding world events.
Update 18 February 2021
If you are someone who still belongs in the category of people who believe everything they are told by the mainstream media, the future doesn't have much good in store for you. That may be difficult or depressing to read but it's true nonetheless. Reality Bites.
However, since you are visiting this website you may be trying to find out what you are NOT being told, and if that's the case, Good For You. This is yet another David Icke presentation filled with information, that can help you navigate and make sense of current global events.
There are flickering images in some parts of the video but it's well worth watching.
David Icke on the Road to The Great Reset and the A.I./Transhumanism Agenda (live in Maastricht, Holland 2017)
Update 30 November 2020
I started this article with a quote from Jessica Murray's book Soul-Sick Nation which I read shortly after it came out and I made a post for it on Be Brilliant in 2009. On April 13th and 14th of 2019 Astrology University held a Virtual Summit in which top astrologers gave their views on 2020 and Jessica Murray was, as I just found out, one of the speakers at this event. The title of the Astrology Summit was 2020: Epic Cycles of Change and Renewal – Aligning Intention with Vision and Action. (..I know, wow!) The clip below was posted on April 12th, 2019 and in it, you can see the astoundingly accurate forecast that Jessica Murray made for 2020. The full title of her presentation was Chaos into Clarity: The Aquarius Threshold
As complex, difficult, and revealing as this year has been on an individual and collective level, "COVID-19" was apparently the only way to get the majority of people on the planet to literally sit down and have a deep look at what's really going on in the world. In a previous article I already stated that unfortunately throughout history, people have shown an unwillingness to pay attention to global events unless and until they are personally and negatively affected. The major takeaway for 2020 should be that problems, both personal and planetary, don't go away if they are ignored with baseless optimism and "happy thoughts" but they need to be addressed. Baseless optimism and looking the other way have made what could have been addressed at a much earlier stage (for example political and environmental excesses to name two) exponentially worse, taking Humanity to the brink of Global Enslavement.
Even though 2020 is now coming to an end, I decided to add this information to the article as well, as The Great Global Awakening will go on, and will NEED to go on throughout 2021. Humanity isn't out of the woods yet! This is what another speaker had to say about developments in 2020 and the years ahead:
Seeing the Capricorn Stellium Through the Eyes of the Heart
With the earthy Capricorn section of the cardinal cross so prominently in focus over the next 2+ years—along with Uranus in Taurus—life-changing events are likely to touch our personal and/or collective lives in both broad and profound ways. New limitations, boundaries, disciplines will present themselves amidst the transformations, and a growing hunger for structure and certainty could have us forget that so much activity in one corner of the cardinal cross explicitly and implicitly stirs activity in the other three—and we’d best not push the latter into shadow.
So, in our quest to participate as consciously as possible in what this archetypal field would suggest is an evolutionary necessity, we’ll also need to keep our hearts open and transform our perspective on what it means to be courageous (Aries), caring (Cancer), and connected (Libra)—not just with one another, but with the Earth Herself. The generations that have been born in preparation for this time are now maturing into it and will need all the support and mentoring we can offer. Like Persephone, we’re being abducted into a new identity, and ultimately we’ll need fierce, caring connections to reunite us with what has seemed lost. The earth changes now being dramatically brought to our attention will demand that we explore what’s contained in a word—and a place—we’ve too long taken for granted: Earth/heart/hear/ear/art/heart.
You can read all the lecture descriptions onthis page.
By now it's glaringly obvious that political parties of every color and creed all over the world, have completely and utterly failed their supporters. What was known to everyone who did their research at least 10 years B.C.(Before "COVID"), and is now known to almost everyone on the planet, is that global politics is just a spectacle. Larry Hardiman described it perfectly when he said: The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood-sucking parasites'.
I included the link to the Mises Institute's free e-books on Libertarianism in this article, because the Libertarian political philosophy and Austrian Economics have been suppressed in mainstream discourse (and even in schools and universities) for a very long time. I first heard about the Mises Institute in 2007 and posted Money, Banking & The Federal Reserve when Be Brilliant was launched in 2009. Libertarianism as a political philosophy is not the ultimate solution to the problems the world is currently facing, but its core principles of freedom and individual sovereignty are more important today than they have ever been. To use an excerpt from theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Libertarianism:
Libertarianism is a family of views in political philosophy. Libertarians strongly value individual freedom and see this as justifying strong protections for individual freedom. Thus, libertarians insist that justice poses stringent limits to coercion.
In his bookAnatomy of the State, Murray N. Rothbard (Austrian Economist and Libertarian) describes the State as a predatory entity that doesn't produce anything, but rather steals resources from those engaged in production.
Every single "ism" throughout history has been corrupted, but as this hasn't happened yet with Libertarianism their views deserve a fighting chance.
"The Great Reset" is the Pharmaceutical/Technocratic "governance of Humanity" with Communism and Fascism combined. The video below gives a brief explanation of the similarities, differences, and overlap between these two political ideologies:
Can We Compare China to Nazi Germany?
It's important to understand that in 2021 the World Economic Forum (the world's global Forum of Satanists) will sell "The Great Reset" as the solution to "the problems that were created by COVID-19", which they created themselves, and this message will be smeared on every channel 24/7. Under the banner of "Equality", "Health & Safety" and "Sustainability" the psychopaths will try to herald in "The Age of Transhumanism and Global Slavery", but resistance to their agenda is increasing by the day which is a very good development!