At long last, the United States is scrapping the vaccination requirement for foreign travelers who enter the US by air. It’s about time.
Vaccination Requirement Ends For Foreign Travelers To USA Via Air
The Biden Administration is ending vaccine requirements for international air travelers as well as federal employees and contractors. On Monday, the White House released the following update, effective at the “end of day” on May 11, 2023:
Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Additionally, HHS and DHS announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start educators, CMS-certified healthcare facilities, and certain noncitizens at the land border. In the coming days, further details related to ending these requirements will be provided.
For reasons that View From The Wing articulated quite well, this move was long overdue. I am happy that those who opted against the vaccine will now be welcomed back to the United States.
I am vaccinated and boosted, so the issue is not at all that I am anti-vaccine, but our current vaccine formulas are targeted at a strain of COVID-19 that is no longer prevalent. As there now exists widespread vaccine access as well as treatment options for those who contract the virus, the need for strict vaccine requirements is no longer necessary. Furthermore, there were loopholes a mile long in terms of the US vaccine requirement (including entering via land from Canada or Mexico), making the whole vaccine requirement almost farcical. And the fact that only one jab of a bivalent vaccine was required further undermined the efficacy of the rule.
As the rest of the world has loosened up its own vaccine requirements, it is time the USA does the same. While a shame it was not immediate, but there is less than two weeks left a chapter in our history that was clouded by miscalculation and overreaction.
Effective May 11, 2023, the vaccination requirement for federal workers and foreign air visitors via air will be lifted. This policy change is long overdue.
One day I still will publish a retrospective on our fear-based approach to COVID-19. Even giving our government the benefit of the doubt, history will not judge our overreaction kindly. That impacts travel too…as the prohibitions against movement undermined the social contract and led to outcomes that can only be described as heinous. But we will save that debate for another time.
It’s embarrassing that it took so long for the USA.
Busy building back better.. https://i.postimg.cc/DzD52Rjz/8f09caac4c6ddba1.jpg
Not overreaction and miscalculation.
And the fact that only one jab of a bivalent vaccine was required further undermined the efficacy of the rule. — NOT true. There is medical science behind that. That science is that most people in the US are vaccinated or got sick, which acts like one dose of vaccine.
The trouble is that this sends the WRONG message. Many people wrongly think the pandemic is over. It is not. Hundreds of dead people every day. Millions of people with long covid, some of them really suffering.
And hundreds die from influenza and car crashes each day. Life must go on.
I dont really care about covid anymore but to compare it to the flu is a little off. Flu kills hundreds a week during flu season… not all year round. Covid killed 1000 in the US last week alone, which is the lowest number since March 2020. There were close to zero flu deaths. About 100 die per day in car crashes… not quite the same numbers
Don’t be a bot now https://i.postimg.cc/nL8CpkKJ/8a2a7a4fe217abd9.jpg
Fair, but how about heart disease? Over 2,000 die per day in the USA from that. Point is that we accept the risks that life deals us and must move on and take reasonable precautions as we see fit.
And about half of the 100 per day were not wearing seatbelts so they don’t count because they did it to themselves
And what about the co-morbidities of nearly every COVID-19 case? The obese did it to themselves as well?
To some extent… a lot of otherwise healthy people died too. But I will say the death rate among unvaccinated is about 5x higher currently so those people are in that category too… which is why I’m not upset about getting rid of any remaining restrictions.
My point was just that covid =/= flu, and never did for the purposes of discussing past decisions.
Please explain this: https://i.postimg.cc/y8sbtqt4/unnamed.png
@derek Biden himself said it was over. Did that not count? Either, way “long COVID” seems more like 5G radiation sickness symptoms–or vaccine side effects. Seeing they turned up the 5G on us around the same time as the pandemic, who is to say that people aren’t experiencing sickness from that? I’d bet that they are.
Grabbing my popcorn. This post will be an interesting one. LOL!!
The freaking hardest thing is convince people they have been lied to.. just replaced Ukraine with COVID or anything else our evil gov is pushing https://i.postimg.cc/W3H81C53/IMG-5675.png
You forgot to mention that Covid vaccines do not prevent Covid transmission so requiring vaccination for travelers coming to the US makes absolutely no sense.
Right, now the FDA is saying the same last week. These stories write themselves.
FDA: ‘Vaccines Do Not Require Demonstration of the Prevention of Infection or Transmission’
‘Asymptomatic transmission’ study in 2020 out of China using a sample of 10 million persons, showed zero asymptomatic transmission:
‘Stringent COVID-19 control measures were imposed in Wuhan between January 23 and April 8, 2020. Estimates of the prevalence of infection following the release of restrictions could inform post-lockdown pandemic management. Here, we describe a city-wide SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening programme between May 14 and June 1, 2020 in Wuhan. All city residents aged six years or older were eligible and 9,899,828 (92.9%) participated.
****No new symptomatic cases and 300 asymptomatic cases (detection rate 0.303/10,000, 95% CI 0.270-0.339/10,000) were identified. There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases.****
–Asymptomatic transmission lie was to force people to lock down, get masks, and take the fraud mRNA gene shot; of 300 asymptomatics, none produced live infectious virus via over-cycled RT-PCR (>24 cycles)
05/02/23 • COVID
U.S. and UK Secretly Agreed to Hide Vaccine Reactions
In the days leading up to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. and U.K. health officials entered into a “mutual confidentiality agreement” to keep vaccine adverse events under wraps.
Story at a glance:
• U.S. and U.K. health officials discussed “anaphylactoid reactions” due to COVID-19 shots and emphasized their “mutual confidentiality agreement” regarding the topic.
• The news was revealed in 57 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) records via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.
• A government email exchange from May 14, 2021, also discusses concerns about administering COVID-19 shots along with other vaccines during pregnancy
• Regulatory filings show Pfizer knew of its shots’ waning effectiveness in April 2021 but didn’t publicly acknowledge it until late July 2021.
• Preclinical studies for Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots also warned of rhabdomyolysis, which is the breakdown of skeletal muscles, but the trial reported it was “completed with no safety concerns.”
Survival of the smartest
State media? no thanks. https://i.postimg.cc/tTW9KWJJ/0fe8376103139355.jpg
You and Elon, two cucks in a pod. Only one holds down a job and doesn’t live in their parents basement however.
Still awaiting a reply on this:
May 1, 2023 at 6:38 pm
@Matthew – you happy with your blog being overrun by nut jobs like this chump?
May 1, 2023 at 8:06 pm
First, I am not a nut job. I am speaking the truth. Forgive me for not trusting an industry that is financially dependent on me being sick. I just see something you don’t, learned something you haven’t yet, and understand patterns you don’t. I am not a nut job for seeing through propaganda. And even with your never-ending ridicule, I am still trying to translate it for you.
Second, to your never-ending “anti-vaxxer” insult, which is so old, if by calling me that you mean I’m opposed to injecting synthetic carcinogens made by habitually criminal companies who aren’t liable for injury or death, for theories that rely on flawed reasoning, speculation, and pseudoscientific presuppositions, you’d be right.
Third, you’ve asked Matthew the same question for years now. Was his answer different previously? He’s made his views on free speech known time and time again.
Fourth, the unvaxxed aren’t spreading anything other than the truth. It is not wrong to question things. The fact that you insist that I stay silent shows that you’re five levels of wisdom behind someone like me who is asking the important questions. COVID showed us all of the many authoritarians in our communities and companies. I am still blown away and disgusted by how many people bent the knee to gov and corps (like United) on this.
Fifth, please see Dr. Aseem Malhotra on Joe Rogan re: celebrity vaccine injuries: “A lot of the have stories..people that I know have come up to me privately to tell me about their own vaccine injury”
Sixth, we still have a lot of work to do:
* Remember when we were not on the verge of WW3
* Remember when the borders were secure
* Remember when gas was under $2 a gallon
* Remember when interest rates were much lower
* Remember when we had a president who had press conferences and actually answered the questions
* Remember what your 401K looked like
* Remember when the rest of the world respected the USA
* Remember when eggs were affordable
* Remember when the president’s son wasn’t a crack head
Government: “Just give us y0ur money, your guns, your privacy, your children, and your ability to make your own medical decision and everything will be okay.
May 1, 2023 at 8:09 pm
Finally, we are in a weird space rn as a country and global community. Many now realize that people like me were exponentially closer to the truth than the approved narratives, yet the masses still carry on with the charade like nothing happened. While that may be fascinating, it’s also extremely disturbing. Extremely.
You’re right Vietri, and don’t forget that the Earth is flat, and the official media hides that from us.
At this point, due to the constant lies since JFK was murdered, I’d say anything is possible. Flat earth isn’t really something I have a major interest in one way or another, and I have not researched it closely. However, NASA is hella suspect with the moon landing alone, so there’s certainly questionability.
Just add NPR https://i.postimg.cc/bwSTwpM2/351b4213fc348d60.png
Suzanne Gazda, MD: Vast majority of her patients got significantly worse after the shots
She’s a neurologist with 4,000 patients. Most were vaccinated with the COVID vaccine. The majority of those vaxxed got significantly worse after getting the shot.
You can’t have the vast majority of your 4,000 patients get significantly worse after a “safe and effective” intervention.
That’s not safe.
The COVID vaccine should never have been approved.
But we know this damage happens because too many people are getting significantly worse after vaccination. We have a mechanism of action. And, most importantly, in autopsies, we can see the damage inside the brain that has the vaccine’s fingerprints in the brain.
No vaccine should damage anyone’s brain. Period. Since when is this “safe”??
After listening to her keynote talk on Alzheimer’s at the FLCCC conference today, here are the questions I think each of us should ask ourselves:
1) Why would you take a vaccine which makes you more likely to get COVID, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease (among others)?
2) Why would you take a vaccine which, when it works as designed, makes you more likely to be hospitalized and die (increase all-cause hospitalization and death)?
3) Why would you take a vaccine where you can objectively measure the permanent damage to the brain that happens within 2 days of the shot?
4) Why would you consider taking a vaccine which you know causes brain injury where the doctors can’t even tell you an accurate number for the chance of significant injury because they’ve never measured it?
Of course, the damage doesn’t happen to everyone who gets the shots. This is because the quality control of the vaccine is so poor that many people get “duds.” So if you don’t get a “dud” shot, what are the chances you’ll have a clinically significant brain injury? Nobody knows, but I’d estimate it is happening in at least 5% of people who have been vaccinated.
Are you feeling lucky?
Possible links between Covid shots and tinnitus emerge
People who have developed life-altering ringing in their ears after Covid vaccinations demand deeper investigation into this potential side effect.
As of Sunday, at least 16,183 people had filed complaints with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they’d developed tinnitus, or ringing in their ears, after receiving a Covid vaccine.
After internal reviews of the reports, the CDC “did not find any data suggesting a link between Covid-19 vaccines and tinnitus,” an agency spokesperson said in an email.
The CDC has not, however, made those reviews public, as it did after looking into other possible vaccine side effects, such as inflammation of the heart or myocarditis — frustrating leading vaccine expert Dr. Gregory Poland, founder and director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minnesota.
“Why has the CDC not done all of the research that they should do on this and published it?” Poland said.
Poland, who was stricken with tinnitus after he received his Covid vaccines two years ago, suggested that the CDC remains “unconcerned” about these reports of tinnitus.
Since speaking publicly about his experience, Poland receives emails from strangers “almost daily” who say they experience the same constant noises and believe it was triggered by the Covid vaccines.
“You don’t ever get over tinnitus,” he said.
BREAKING NEWS – 3 million Americans say “Thanks, science!”
‘The Antidote’, post-vaccination:
Although the full affects of this new med is unknown, this is not medical advice, just what I would do for 14 days.
Daily 14 days: upon rising 32 Oz water & juice of 1 lemon or lime & 1/2 Tspn spirulina. (Inhibits microbial replication. 30 min follow w/ 16 oz celery juice to support liver in removal of toxins & dead waste material daily.
I would use a cold pack on the site immediately after rcvd: on & off for 48-72 hours to control Immune response. Cold showers only for 72 hours.
Vitamin C: buffered form 5000-10000 a day for 72 hours w/ meals to target inflammation & free radicals. Reg daily dose after. Non ascorbic acid is preferred in this case. Vita c helps include attenuation of the pro-inflammatory response, enhancement of epithelial barrier function to protect mucosal lining in lungs & increases lung alveolar fluid removal. It is also an inactivating agent for both RNA & DNA a specific microbes.
Vitamin E: gamma based vitamin E to prevent chemical reactions & oxidation in the nerves & muscles that are in first contact w/med. E also reduces possible cytokine storms. It needs to work directly with b3, C, selenium & glutathione to be 100% affective. It stabilizes the cells membrane & promotes plasma membrane repair. 300-400 ius daily.
Selenium & B complex synergy m: selenium w/ all 3 forms Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine & L-selenomethionine. Selenium works directly w/ our house R-Ñ-à to avoid microbial mutations. B complex works w/ selenium by encouraging T cell memory to recognize specific Microbial proteins & how the system fights them. It also helps avoid cytokine storms & inflammation in lung tissue. Daily as recco.
Magnesium: citrate or malate. 1000 or more mg a day. Plus food based magnesium greens, nuts beans. Also magnesium baths for 45 min minimum, 2-3 times a week for 14 days AFTER initial first 72 hours & cold shower therapy is over. It works w/ B vitamins to protect the nerves & neuro system from inflammation & hypersensitivity when microbes are presented through med. It also works with the vitamin D3 as a Cofactor in multiple enzymes involved in lung protection.
Don’t forget the horse tranquilizer! And maybe some bleach while you are at it.
Mental illness is truly sad. Get yourself some help.
Good evening to all those who know:
– There are only two genders.
– COVID-19 was a scam.
– The 2020 election was stolen.
– Climate change is a hoax to tax the middle class into oblivion.
– Everything they accused Trump of doing, Biden is actively carrying it out.
Why do Bill Gates (and UA-NYC) ignore all the adverse data on the COVID vaccines?
If they really the vaccine health and safety advocates that they claims to be, they would be:
1) Able to explain why there are over 17,000 excess death reports in VAERS for the COVID vaccines but not for any other vaccines since 2021 and why this is happening in adverse event reporting systems worldwide
2) Advocating for data transparency and calling for all countries and states to release the death-vax records as I have done
3) Calling for autopsies with the required stains to be done anytime there is an unexpected death in someone who was vaccinated
4) Criticizing the CDC for not releasing their investigation reports on vaccine related deaths. Hiding this data has no value. It will not save lives.
5) Willing to engage with experts who disagree with him in a civil debate
6) Able to explain how Martin Neil and Norman Fenton got it wrong in their brilliant analysis
7) Able to explain why the FDA ignored the Pfizer Phase 3 trial data showing the vaccines made you 2X more likely to be infected
8) Able to explain why the Cleveland Clinic study showed that the more COVID vaccines you have, the more likely you are to be infected with COVID
9) Able to explain why in the US, the states with the highest vaccination rates have the highest mortality
COVID Vaccines Were Never Safe for Pregnant Women, Pfizer’s Own Data Show
Pfizer elected not to follow up the vast majority of pregnancies in the original human trials, despite high miscarriage rates in the minority they did follow.
Recently, a lengthy vaccine evaluation report sponsored by Pfizer and submitted to the Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) dated January 2021 was released under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
The report contains significant new information that had been suppressed by the TGA and by Pfizer itself. Much of this relates directly to the issue of safety in pregnancy and its impacts on the fertility of women of childbearing age.
The whole report is important, but four key data points stand out:
– The rapid decline in antibody and T cells in monkeys following the second dose.
– Biodistribution studies (previously released in 2021 through a FOI request in Japan).
– Data on the impact of fertility outcomes for rats.
– Data on fetal abnormalities in rats.
For those who missed it (sorry for the two repost for those who didn’t)–Steve Kirsch would like to debate any epidemiologist or similar on the COVID narrative. Paying up to 10x their consulting rates. Do we have any takers?
Hi Dr. Gounder,
My name is Steve Kirsch. I am contacting you because you are an expert on COVID misinformation.
Quick background on me: I trusted the CDC and FDA and had two Moderna shots in March 2021. But after my friends died or were injured after getting the COVID vaccine, I directly looked at the data and became a journalist to tell people what I found.
I have two degrees from MIT, one of the auditoriums at MIT is named after me, and I have a respectable h-index despite the fact that I went into a business career immediately after graduating from MIT. Over my years of funding medical research, I have developed a strong understanding of research studies, evidence-based medicine, and statistics. I have spent many hours doing VAERS queries, reading the medical literature, and talking directly with world experts.
What I found was quite troubling to me. But even more troubling was that none of the members of the medical community were able to explain the data I uncovered from disparate sources. And all that data was consistently showing the vaccines had an unfavorable risk/benefit ratio.
Today, I’m considered one of the world’s top “misinformation spreaders.”
In fact, if you do a Google search for “misinformation superspreader” I’m the top hit.
To be honest with you, I don’t really want to spread misinformation, but nobody will explain the data to me, even after I offered to compensate them up to 10X their normal consulting rate for their time.
If someone would just agree to do this on camera, even though there is no guarantee that it will change my mind, I’m sure the video of an expert calmly explaining how we got it wrong will be useful in changing the minds of my millions of followers who currently believe what I’m saying is true. So they are as confused as I am.
So it’s a worthwhile endeavor and will help to reduce vaccine hesitancy.
Since you are a professor of infectious diseases, perhaps you would be willing to do this yourself?
I have reached out to Peter Marks and Peter Hotez to request their assistance, but apparently they believe that I’m more likely to change my views if they ignore me.
This is clearly not the case.
In fact, it’s backfired. I have more and more followers every day.
More troubling of course is that there isn’t a single example of a prominent expert who flipped from anti-vax to pro-vax after looking at the evidence. And fewer and fewer people are getting the boosters.
So the current “ignore them” strategy is failing badly. Will the medical community continue to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome?
One of us is wrong. I’m sure we both agree that misinformation costs lives. We simply disagree on who is spreading it.
I believe that the best way to resolve this is through open civil dialog where we ask questions and the experts simply answer our questions.
The former Dean of the Harvard Medical School apparently agrees with this approach because he wrote an op-ed about it.
Censorship hasn’t worked.
Don’t you think it is time to give this a try? It would only take one person a couple of hours to clear the confusion.
Will you be willing to do this? Or help me to find someone who is?
said op-ed from STAT:
Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized.
When major decisions must be made amid high scientific uncertainty, as is the case with Covid-19, we can’t afford to silence or demonize professional colleagues with heterodox views. Even worse, we can’t allow questions of science, medicine, and public health to become captives of tribalized politics. Today, more than ever, we need vigorous academic debate.
Vinay Prasad is a hematologist-oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University and author of “Malignant: How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer” (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2020).
Jeffrey Flier is an endocrinologist, professor of medicine, and former dean of Harvard Medical School.
Let’s all take a deep breath. Otherwise I close the comment section on this thread.
No consecutive posts. Engage politely and try to keep your comments concise. It leads to more constructive dialogue.
Take back your blog Matthew!
How dumb would he look trying to censor the truth, like you? It’s certainly his call, but he also isn’t an idiot. The silent majority doesn’t comment.
I agree on concise, it’s better. I wish there was a “read more” option which shortened text and people could choose if they want to read it or not. While I’ve certainly made personal attacks in the past, I try to only do it now if directly provoked, which UA-NYC has obviously been doing month over month & year over year. But they say if you don’t have haters, you aren’t doing something right, so that’s fine. He’s entitled to his TDS or stock in Pfizer, et al.
Decade-plus readers like me find it sad and pathetic that misinformation spreaders of the month like you show up here and spew your filth every chance you have, most of which has nothing to do with travel.
But hey we all know Covid has caused no shortage of physical and mental issues…thankfully vast majority of us are more vaccine-protected and avoided a lot of it.
My misinformation percentage has got to be less than 1%, and probably way less. Don’t make me do an analysis. Pretty good either way.
What you are alleging @vietri is very serious and I don’t take lightly my obligation, as managing this forum of exchange, that misinformation, even if put forward with the best of intentions, can lead others astray. I’m not blocking information I disagree with, but I think some of the theories you have put forward (like that we will all start dropping dead in 3-5 years) is obscenely outlandish.
I am a fan of Jay Bhattacharya and the Great Barrington Declaration, though he was/is pro-vaccine as well (not pro-mandate). I would read more of his writing and less of some of the fringe from right wing sources. I also would not simply dismiss something from NPR because it is from NPR…that is really not logical.
Fair enough. And I don’t envy the responsibility. SK was pro-vax, too. I’ve had every vaccine except these. But at the same time people should know all sides. There’s no need to disregard any theory, especially at this time. We are early stages in the revelation game. FOIA et al does not work quickly. And if there’s any truth to 3-5 people should detox now anyway. Where’s the harm in that. Time is of the essence. Yes, a cost for improved health but one well spent.
Over 50% of the comments on here are from one person Matthew…I think that says it all.
You are the one with the major discernment issues but also want to silence the truth. Make it make sense. Only a few of the major discernment issues:
And honestly I’m going to have to marry a vaxxed guy anyway because LGBT bought the COVID propaganda extra hard. And I’m not trying to demonize past mistakes as I’ve said before. But the points still remain as to people can still do better now instead of continuing the charade. It’s done. Be not afraid.
It’s too bad republicans have gutted mental health funding, otherwise you would be in an institution getting the help you need
Loooool gurl, you’re so consistent. Never change. Well, until your next username, that is. And keep racking out that comment count for Matthew, I’m sure he must appreciate it on some level.
Will be good to see Jokavic back at the US open this fall!
Long overdue, can’t believe Japan dropped all restrictions before we did.
He’s a hero! So alpha. Love him. Not many heroes next these days.
It’s true, that man Jokovic is really a hero.
But we all agree that the tennis player Novak Djokovic is a complete idiot and kind of crazy…
Love novak! https://i.postimg.cc/zDkw0fh5/IMG-5906.jpg