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Few issues are as divisive as the question of whether or not to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines. However, it’s not as black and white as you may think. Some people who originally decided, or were forced into, taking a two-dose vaccine have since backed out of their second dose. Increasing concerns over side effects and ebbing fears over the so-called “new normal” lasting forever have changed many minds. Those who were pro-vaccine are now pro-choice, or against the shots entirely.

What Becoming An Ex-Vaxxer Looks Like: A Report From Australia

Almost every “anti-vaxxer” demonized by media and governments is in fact an ex-vaxxer. They once believed that following pharma-sanctioned health advice was safe and necessary until they got stung. 

Here’s a typical story of an ex-vaxxer, sent to me by a friend active in the health freedom movement of my home country, Australia. Previously, he was a fit and healthy 77-year-old man. He regularly walked for four kilometers a day, went to the gym three times a week, and participated in weekly 10-12 kilometer walks. This did not protect him from his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which he received on May 27, 2021. 

On July 31, my friend states that he “started bleeding dark blood from his bowel with regular urging to pass stool or flatus.” My source then adds, “This continued regularly during Saturday and Sunday. He had no other symptoms such as pain, fever, sign of inflammation, bloating or passing of mucus from the bowel.”

It got worse on the following Monday. 

He attended the A&E department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He was admitted to the ward, IV therapy commenced and he was placed on fluids only. Monday evening, he was administered one unit of blood, IV was therapy continued. Doctors were aware of the first AstraZeneca injection [on] 27th May.

Mid-week he was started on a soft diet. Still, no other symptoms were experienced.

Thursday 5th August: a blood test showed Fibrinogen level was elevated (4.8) indicating an increased risk of developing a blood clot and platelet count was on the low side (194). He was ordered an anti-coagulation injection, which he refused as he was not informed as to why it had been ordered.  Persistent bleeding from his intestine continued throughout the week he was in the hospital.

What Happened?

Several days later, he was given another unit of blood and underwent a colonoscopy, which showed no clear sign of what caused the bleeding. This bleeding stopped for two days, then reappeared at a much lesser severity. Pathology reports showed low iron and hemoglobin, and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a supposedly “rare” side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Unfortunately, can appear up to two months after receiving the shots. 

Unlike many who suffer adverse reactions to vaccines, he had the incident submitted to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) database of adverse events, and to the Australian Vaccine Network (AVN). 

I must also add that when he developed TTS, our region was in lockdown. Stress, particularly when you feel that you have no escape from a situation, is absolutely terrible for the immune system and our overall health. As I explained here, stress impairs cellular immunity and increases your risk of severe COVID-19, among other infectious diseases. It reduces growth hormone production, which would already be very low in a 77-year-old man. Over time, the constant high output of stress hormones also wears out the adrenal glands, which regulate sex hormone release and the immune response. Could it be that yet more restrictions and uncertainty pushed him over the edge, and into a vaccine reaction? 

The Bans Have Begun

Not everyone who hasn’t received a second dose of their intended vaccine made that choice for themselves. 

Over a dozen countries had already banned the Astra-Zeneca vaccine by March 2021, including Denmark. This year, Denmark also became memorable for being the first European country to abandon all domestic pandemic-related restrictions. COVID-19 now has a lower status, as an ordinarily dangerous disease. It is no longer the critical threat that justifies severe emergency measures. When they began to lift coronapas (vaccine and negative test passport) requirements in August 2021, I had to hear it from a Danish museum. Australia’s mainstream media is not celebrating the return to the real normal in other countries. They prefer to push an image of hopelessness, that our only option is compliance. 

Denmark is also one of the countries that’s banned or restricted Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. The risk of TTS in young, healthy women was described as the reason for the ban. Even pro-vaccine health officials considered the one-month delay in vaccinating the population as worthwhile in exchange for protecting the population against TTS. Over in Belgium, it took just one death from TTS for Johnson & Johnson’s product to be suspended. 

More recently, in October 2021, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and now Iceland have either ended or stopped promoting Moderna. No one under 30 can receive the Moderna vaccine in Sweden until December. This time, myocarditis and pericarditis – both forms of heart inflammation – are responsible for the restriction. Over 81,000 people are estimated to miss their second dose. Iceland has stopped using Moderna entirely, for all age groups. 

The Pfizer Double Standard

Currently, it seems as though only Pfizer has escaped the bans – at least for now. Cases of heart inflammation in young men who have received the Pfizer vaccine have been reported, but there are still no restrictions on its use. Here lies a double standard. Pfizer has recently had to modify a gene therapy trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to prevent the treatment from causing heart inflammation. Fifteen percent of children with the disease have other genetic issues that raise their risk of heart inflammation, and they are now excluded from the trials. DMD is invariably a disabling and ultimately fatal genetic illness that will require a gene therapy to address the root cause. 

On the other hand, the vast majority of younger people, and most of the population in general, will get through COVID-19 without serious problems. The risk/benefit ratio is clearly different. We also don’t know what long-term effects there may be. Like the case I was sent, men may suffer from heart inflammation months after their vaccines. 

Why is there no genetic testing to prevent heart inflammation in the general population? Even if 15 percent of healthy people also carry gene variations that increase the risk of inflammatory heart problems, the remaining 85 percent would still fit the targets that pro-vaccine groups aim for. 

The Narrative Is Falling Apart Already

Overall, it seems as though the cracks in the “normal life won’t return without a vaccine” story. More people are coming forward with adverse reactions. Additionally, an increasing number of restrictions are being placed on COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. Whether governments are easing off thanks to growing natural immunity, new treatments, humanity’s awakening or a combination of these, this isn’t 2020. 

Alexandra Preston

Alexandra Preston is an Australian naturopath, passionate about empowering others to take charge of their health and healing the planet. Her special area of interest in natural health is antiaging; she also loves the beach and is a semi-professional dancer.

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