A Q&A on the unintended consequences of vaccine mandates with Canadian author and social scientist Kevin Bardosh
Great interview. The mandates are tearing society apart. Maybe that has been the goal all along, have people yelling and screaming at each other and not look at who is really pulling the strings...
Thanks for doing what you did and now doing what you do Tara. I hope you inspire many more in media to do the same. It's unbelievable how the 4th Estate has so utterly crumbled in just 5 years. As the legacy media's readership numbers crash, I look forward to what is rising from the ashes. You are a part of that phoenix and we appreciate it. Keep being the journalist you were intended to be.
Oh Tara, thank you so much for this! It is indeed the breath of fresh air I have been waiting for. It is really what the general public needs to hear, and it is so tragic that they will, I strongly suspect, never hear it from the mainstream media. I have passed it on where I can, but this is mainly to the people who are already well aware of the truth that lies in this content. How to get it out to the people who most need to hear it is truly problematic. Most of my friends holding a different viewpoint are simply not interested in hearing other perspectives; unfortunately, their heads are thoroughly struck in the sand of the mainstream messaging. I don’t like to push anything on to anyone who isn’t open to receiving new information, so this is frustrating. Still, I do what I can.
It may take some time but I expect many people will come to view the entire response to COVID as a serious overreach by governments. Fairly early in the pandemic there were reputable physicians telling us that cheap medications were available to treat most cases of COVID. I am uncertain about regulations in Canada, but in the States doctors were forbidden to prescribe some drugs that had been on the market for over 50 years and had shown good results and no side effects. That action, and threats to de-license doctors who prescribed these meds, should cause everyone to question the motives of those making decisions like that.
Probably the most rational Q & A I've seen since this thing began. Will be reading the entire paper.
When there is this much subterfuge from those in authority, nuance is not going to move this situation toward a just resolution. People are tired of deception and having their lives disrupted based on information that has no verifiable basis in truth! Too much corruption becoming too deeply entrenched!
I've only recently learned of Tara Henley, just since she resigned from the CBC and started her own Substack newsletter.
I'll admit, I don't often pay a lot of attention to Canadian news, and that's an oversight on my part.
Anyhow, so far, what I've read in her newsletter, she reads like the real deal, an actual living, breathing journalist. Not the faux journalism pablum we're spoon fed every day by the establishment shills on CNN and MSNBC and others.
A personal note: My father made his living in print journalism his entire career. I'm glad he didn't live long enough to witness the sad state of much of today's chattering classes.
Thanks for bringing this paper, “The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good,” to your readers' attention and writing your interview with Bardosh. His paper needs to be read by everyone. Certainly changes are needed to what we have been doing. One thing I noticed was missing in his paper. There was no mention of people who do not wish to vaccinate due to uncertainly of adverse effects (short or long) but have supplied themselves with prevention protocol medications and early treatment kits as outlined by the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance. https://covid19criticalcare.com/
Tara keep up the excellent work.
Frankly your paper on the consequences of mandates reads like academic mumbo-jumbo to justify your personal positions. When I was a kid mumps, measles, rubella, whooping cough, typhoid fever, diphtheria and polio were common. Solicitations for the March of Dimes to purchase Iron Lungs for polio victims were in all major department stores. The vaccines and antibiotic were a godsend. Somehow as the population has grown so has the distrust and dumbness factors. Politicians have disappointed the electorate since the first elections but generally civil servants, including medical authorities, have been trustworthy even if their bosses weren't. By now we should all recognize that our knowledge and understanding of Covid-19 was zero at the beginning of the pandemic. I agree that the Chief Medical Officers of Health in Canada have changed direction and advice a lot as the medical and scientific understanding of the disease has evolved. But to my knowledge they have never advised that people do things that were detrimental to their health. Strange antidotes, drinks and supposed medicines promising miraculous cures were never promoted. Use a mask. Well I am sure I don't have natural immunity but since early 2020 I have worn a mask, as recommended, when I leave the house and have not had a cold or flu. Is that a coincidence? I also got vaccinated, including booster, when it became possible. This was not a plot by provincial authorities, it was a reasonable, science-based recommendation to protect the health of my family and neighbours. Following health directives has most certainly not impinged on my freedom. The subject of "the consequences ..... et al" have been discussed to death. We aren't and have not suffered mental health issues as a result and in spite of the vicious battles waged in social media (Now there's a scourge of society if there ever was one). Our local high school has regretted not being able to pursue sports like they did in 2019 but they haven't given up and haven't succumbed to mass outbreaks of illness, vaping or drug abuse. All-in-all the students seem to be a pretty resilient bunch - as are their parents.
I'm going to read the paper but I am really concerned about the state of freedoms. I bought into the whole thing with vaccines and passports but never wanted to restrict or disrespect anyone else's freedoms. At the end of this when the dust settles there'd better be a full and open discussion. If we find out much of this was not science but was exaggeration then I don't want to see that fall out. The implications could go on forever. History is being written and maybe not in a nice way. Thanks Tara again you have opened my eyes.
You know what’s really pathetic about the parliament vote in favour of the Emergency Measures Act? Probably many of the Liberals and NDP who voted for it know damn well it isn’t called for. But they were kowtowed into it by Trudeau’s framing it as a non-confidence vote. In other words, a no vote would have triggered an election. Those chicken shit, compliant MPS were not voting in the best interests of Canadians or with any moral conviction or fortitude at all. They were voting to keep their cushiony jobs. How hypocritical is that in the face of all the decent, hardworking, and caring Canadians who have lost their jobs due to draconian policies?
Great interview Tara, thank you for doing what you’re doing. I hope more locate their moral compass and follow in your steps.
This is an intense, stimulating, incisive, and right-on conversation between Jordan Peterson and Rex Murphy about the whole Canadian catastrophe that has unfolded and is unfolding before our very eyes.
The US is looking at ways to offer asylum to Canadian truckers. Off the charts awesome.