By LTC Nicolas Bradley, MPAS, PA-C, US Army (Ret.)
Nick Bradley retired from active duty in June 2020 and has 12 years of experience as a physician assistant (PA). His specialties include emergency medicine, orthopedics, primary care, and urgent care. Since retiring from the Army he has worked in urgent care for 2 major hospitals. One employer mandated the Covid vaccine, the other did not. The letter below was written and submitted to that employer in August 2021 outlining his reasons for declining the vaccine. Since then, his position has been reinforced which he will expound upon in future articles.
To Whom It May Concern,
Please accept this as my letter of declination to the insufficiently tested and experimental COVID-19 injections. I find the process of coercion to receive these injections in violation of my dignity, integrity, and bodily autonomy. It is very concerning that my rights under the Nuremberg Code and United States Code Title 21 Section 360bbb-3 to informed consent are being ignored by this organization and government agencies alike (1,2).
The extent of harm from the vaccines remains unknown as adverse event reporting has a proven track record of delays, underreporting, and inconsistencies. Findings from the Harvard Pilgrim Study submitted to US Department of Health and Human Services in 2010 showed fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events were reported in VAERS (3). As of this letter, over 6,000 COVID vaccine-related deaths have been reported to VAERS. The number is over 12,000 when counting international submissions.
As a medical professional and potential recipient of any medical treatment, I demand independent peer-reviewed studies, not funded by multinational pharmaceutical companies. Studies available regarding the safety and efficacy of the COVID injections have been funded and organized by indemnified for-profit corporations and none, that I can find, have been made available to the public or researchers not employed by these organizations.
The preliminary vaccine trial results are underwhelming at best and prove nothing to the effect of preventing or reducing transmission, decreasing mortality or hospitalization and providing long-lasting immunity to SARS COV-2. Additionally, the studies conducted by these for-profit organizations were not “double-blinded” as publicized. There are verified reports that many of the people administering the injections knew whether they were injecting the experimental vaccine or placebo, and according to the British Medical Journal, Moderna and Pfizer officially unblinded their trials in mid-April by giving the vaccine to the placebo group (4). Where will we now find the mid-to long-term data for these injections?
I enjoy diversity of scientific opinion as it serves as the cornerstone of scientific progress. Instead, I am witness to suppression of reasoned skepticism or dissent from renowned scientists, researchers, physicians, citizens, and journalists. The stories of jobs terminated, practices closed, medical licenses revoked, and reputations destroyed are legion.
In the service, I learned that in times of crisis the 50% solution now is better than the 100% solution when it is too late. We have had proven early outpatient COVID-19 treatment options available since the summer of 2020, but our public health agencies have chosen to pursue the course of 100% vaccination and nothing else. Entertaining and even discussing early outpatient treatment options such as Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine in the public and clinical setting are verboten (5,6). To compound matters, our public health agencies do not recognize natural immunity when providing guidance on whether to receive a vaccine. Several studies have shown that natural immunity is robust and long-lasting. None exist proving the same with the vaccine (7,8).
As a result of limited and/or suppressed information regarding the COVID injections, I am not informed, therefore, I do not consent.
LTC Nicolas Bradley, MPAS, PA-C, US Army (Ret.)
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