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Why New Paltz needs affordable housing
Have you or someone you know had trouble finding affordable or lower-income housing in New Paltz? That’s not surprising, since there is a paucity of rentals for people at or below median income.
For rent to be affordable, rent plus utilities should come to no more than 30 percent of gross annual household income. Given the prevailing salaries in our town and the paucity of either affordable rentals or reasonable housing prices, people earning the prevailing wages simply cannot afford to live in the community where they work.
Here are some typical wages in our area: On average, the base salary for a beginning elementary school teacher in our area is $52,805; for a mail carrier it is $42,920; for a line cook it is $38,000; for a maintenance worker $42,452. A senior whose only income is Social Security is about $25,000/year. With a small annuity of, say, $20,000/year, it might be $45,000 a year.
Using the 30 percent figure for each of these examples, this is what we get: The teacher could afford a rent of $1,350 a month. The mail carrier could afford $1,072 a month. The line cook $949. And so on. There are few apartments in New Paltz for these rental amounts. Supposing someone wanted to buy a house? They would need a minimum annual income of $154,000, assuming the home was at the current median house price. In any case, there were no home listings of median-priced homes in New Paltz in September 2020 (Ulster County Housing Plan).
We are clearly facing a housing crisis, not only in New Paltz but throughout Ulster County. If we want a healthy community, we must take immediate steps to address the lack of affordable housing. There are multiple recommendations of how we can accomplish this, such as providing incentives for private developers, attracting not-for-profit developers, acquiring land through the land bank, reassessing zoning and other regulations, streamlining the approval process for housing development and looking into all avenues of state and federal funding, among others.
The development of affordable housing must be a top priority for New Paltz and throughout Ulster County. Thriving communities are ones where people live, work, worship and play. Where they educate their children and engage in civic functions. Where they also have access to affordable housing.
Get your noodles on
I spent the weekend untangling the lo mein I ordered Friday.
Response to Nick’s article
Well, I had the opportunity to read the article that Nick had printed on the newspaper about Lizzie’s meeting with regard to the Little Bear, and this is my feeling about it.
In my opinion, both of them are very wrong: Lizzie because she is set up into convincing herself and everybody else that the health issue was the issue, even though it had never been closed. And it’s laughable, because there was the issue that the Health Department should be blamed. This couldn’t be more ridiculous. So, I wish she would look into some other reason that would be more believable.
Also, the meeting served nobody’s purpose because the main personality – the owner of the restaurant – was not present, so the bashing was with nobody to reply to it. Let’s say one-sided. So, in reality, everything said there was hearsay and non-important whatsoever.
And in regard to the article, I can say almost the same: It is totally one-sided and, in my opinion, not important and a non-issue. It was only bashing and misusing language very badly. I would say pure non-reliable remarks.
The fact that Lizzie did not take us for a tour of the restaurant so that her words could match the looks, which was the most important issue of all, did not happen and that says it all. I saw the restaurant the night before and it was impeccable. I can say for sure that she had inspected it, too, and decided that that was not the picture she wanted the people to see.
My last remark is about the biggest of all lies. I heard very clearly at the meeting that there had been 178 violations and I said to myself, “Big deal.” In 40 years, that number amounts to nothing. But then the numbers changed and the article mentioned a different amount. I would like to know if Nick spoke with the Department of Heath to find out which of those number was correct.
Trans-Hudson (a/k/a “CVS project”) is back
This could be the last autumn for the forested corner of Route 299 and North Putt Corners Road, but it’s not too late for more tree preservation and planting to be required at the so-called CVS project site owned by Trans-Hudson Management, Inc. CVS is no longer part of Trans-Hudson’s plan, which now envisions a Mavis tire store, bank and likely two fast-food restaurants. To be clear, I do not oppose development on this site, but I hope more will be done to maintain a substantial tree buffer between New Paltz and a major source of air pollution, the New York State Thruway. During my five years on the Environmental Conservation Board (EnCB), I repeatedly advocated this position.
The Town’s 2019 gateway zoning amendment established a new design guideline requiring a “substantial vegetated natural buffer” at least 30 feet wide along Thruway property boundaries. This provision was intended to preserve trees, filter air particulate pollution, buffer noise and provide a visual screen both to and from the Thruway. However, in 2020, Trans-Hudson returned to the Planning Board with a conceptual site plan that proposed routing a connector to the Empire State Trail (EST) through the middle of the Thruway buffer, effectively pitting tree preservation against bike/pedestrian safety concerns.
Providing an alternate EST route at the North Putt Corners intersection is certainly an important safety measure, but putting the paved trail in the Thruway buffer will largely eliminate its environmental and public health benefits. As proposed, the paved trail would reduce the vegetated buffer width to 16 feet or less. EnCB has argued that such a major disturbance would defeat the goal of the buffer guideline and that the paved trail could be located just outside of the buffer. The building inspector has stated that, since the natural buffer guideline does not specifically prohibit pavement, it is up to the Planning Board to determine whether Trans-Hudson’s proposal for the paved trail meets the “substantial vegetated natural buffer” guideline.
A more detailed site plan from Trans-Hudson is now under review by the Planning Board, who must determine whether the project meets the intent of the natural buffer guideline to the fullest extent practicable, and also approve the overall landscaping plan. There is still opportunity for the public to advocate for trees (existing or new) on the site. The Planning Board’s recent review of the Homeland Towers project off Jansen Road is a good example of what is possible. That final site plan minimizes tree removal and requires 110 percent replacement of any trees that are removed or die as a result of construction. Furthermore, the developer is contributing $20,000 to the Town for future tree-planting to offset its impacts.
I remain convinced that Trans-Hudson can come up with a plan that balances preservation of the 30-foot natural buffer along the Thruway, provides the EST connector and creates a profitable commercial development on their site. I hope others will also consider writing a comment to the Planning Board (email@example.com) in favor of maintaining a substantial tree buffer along the Thruway.
Ashli Babbitt, a Trump rallygoer, died on January 6 trying to salvage his lost presidency based upon a “Big Lie.” She was a willing victim of right-wing brainwashing. Just before she was shot, Babbitt was among a group of rioters bashing in the glass-paneled doors that led to the Speaker’s Lobby, down the hall from the House Chamber, where lawmakers were being evacuated.
The GOP and Trump himself are now saying that the 1/6/2021 was “just another day – and really no big deal.” That’s right: Babbit was either a “tourist” or a Trump supporter showing her deep affection for Donald Trump. (A) “I just have to see the Capitol Rotunda while I’m visiting Washington, DC. Oh, the doors are locked, darn it. Hey guys, can I get some help breaking through this door?” Or (B) “I love Donald Trump so much that I can’t contain myself. I’m bashing this door open so I can show the Capitol Police the passion of my love for him.” Last time I checked, you don’t break through a window and use tasers and/or bear spray on cops’ eyes for tourism.
Now Trump is using her name as a rallying cry to stir up his base – and he called her a “martyr”? Un-freaking-believable! Play stupid games, win stupid prizes! She had the choice to stay outside and eat a bagel.
Trump is warped. He is now attempting to glorify an individual who was at the forefront of those who were in the act of breaking into an area of the Capitol Building where members of Congress were being protected by police, against a violent mob. He intends to exploit every aspect of this unconscionable act to his own advantage. People got killed. We know the rest.
Donald Trump couldn’t care less about her or her family. She died for a man that lost a fair election. Bottom line: Trump made a complete ass out of all of his supporters. He’s sitting down there at Mar-a-Lago eating Big Macs – eating French fries and chocolate cake – and trying to find a new batch of suckers to go out and start a Civil War and do his dirty work.
Don’t let stupidity ruin your life because you can’t accept the truth. In 20 years, when Babbitt’s child is grown, that child will say, “Mom threw away her life for nothing.” All the election data will be checked 1,000 times and it will show no fraud. Now, if fraud was found, and it was a stolen election, it would be there to see, wouldn’t it? She died for nothing. The MyPillow guy has no proof. Arizona recount: no proof. Trump: no proof. His attorney general, William Barr, said, “No proof.” No fraud. It was a huge joke on Ashley!
I’m just a Trump who can’t let go,
I’m a victim of a tremendous fix!
So, when they say, “You gotta go!”
I pull out my shady Roy Cohn dirty tricks!
Of course, if you believe your lying eyes, then you’ll probably respond to a fundraising appeal that comes with it, and you’re more likely to show up at a Trump rally. It’s about intensity and money.
Ashli Babbitt was an enemy of the American people, of our Constitution and our democracy. Too bad she had awful judgment and let a maniac former president get her killed. Babbitt was shot because she was climbing through a broken window while being an active participant in an attempted coup d’état. The police officer had every right to stand his ground and shoot her. If you want, and while we can mourn a life lost, I have no sympathy for her cause.
Response to Bruce Kelso
When I chose to put a dragon on my lawn to celebrate Halloween, I wasn’t making any theological statement; it just seemed fun. When Bruce Kelso challenged my denomination’s commitment to same-sex marriage, however, it made me think again.
All human language for God is metaphorical. The Bible includes images of God as mother bear, mother eagle and nursing human mother. Maybe God is like a dragon, fiercely protective of all of her children of all gender expressions and sexual identities. I know too many stories of God inviting, cajoling, supporting people as they break with social convention and discover more truly who God made them to be: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and on and on.
God is known in whatever helps us love God, Jesus, each other and all of creation more fully. I’m happy to talk about important theological differences within the Christian tradition, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy Halloween festivities!
Israel attacks human rights groups as “terrorist”
Last week, the government of Israel declared six leading Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist institutions,” subjecting them to harsh sanctions under Israeli law.
Targeted were Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International-Palestine, Bisan Centre for Research and Development, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and Union of Agricultural Work Committees. This latest attack is part of an ongoing strategy to criminalize and end any resistance to Israel’s apartheid government and settler violence.
We stand in full solidarity with the organizations Israel has targeted and call on all people of conscience to condemn Israel’s actions. Tell Rep. Antonio Delgado and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand: Defend Palestinian human rights organizations!
On behalf of Jewish Voice for Peace-Hudson Valley
The Middle East Crisis Response
NYC Veterans for Peace
Invisible World War III
About 4,996,431 folks have died of COVID in the world as of October 27, 2021. COVID deaths have been recorded since December 2019; the daily average would be 7,164 death per days that have passed up to October 27, 2021.
At the end of World War I, 20 million deaths lasted 1,566 days, the average daily deaths 7,662. At the end of World War II, there were 75 million deaths. That war lasted 2,192 days, making the average deaths 3,418 per day. I laid this out this way to try to gain perspective on the invisible world war we face.
I believe we have control of going to war or not. I think we have control over putting on a mask and getting a free vaccine. But, unfortunately, many countries in the world do not have this control.
My confusion comes with being in the Vietnam War and surviving by doing everything humanly possible to live, including getting vaccinated. Observing folks ignoring getting vaccinated, knowing what that could do to their families and friends, defies logic: Not accepting facts and the accumulated evidence leaves us vulnerable to those who decide not to follow the collective scientific overview.
In past times, those in a tribe who did not believe that the lookout saw a tiger hunting outside the village had to witness the aftermath of those slain by the hungry beast. We think we have evolved from this story, but it is being told daily by unvaccinated family members in the hospital confessing they wish they were vaccinated.
I was vaccinated in the military in both arms at the same time, by air guns. Thousands of men an hour went through the line. Sent overseas, we slept inches from each other. I can only imagine how many lives got saved from the exotic illnesses of the Vietnam jungle by being vaccinated. Oh, I forgot to say that we were vaccinated, allowing us to fight for those at home to have the freedom not to get vaccinated, even though it endangers the whole tribe. Knowing this does not make it easier to watch those I care for, ignoring that they are alive because someone discovered vaccinations before they were born. Vaccinations that they received after birth protected them from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and smallpox.
What is the benefit of holding this mindset? Strangely, it has a suicidal component, or at least brings forth the forever question that those who have lost someone to suicide, why?
What I asked folks who made suicide attempts in the hospital where I was a group psychotherapist: “Who did you want to find you?” Then, “Why are you angry with that person?” Could it be that some of us are enraged at being told to consider the lives of others? Perhaps others are not your color or with the same political beliefs. Not getting vaccinated is turning self-hate into group hate.
Solution to two big problems
In light of the border crisis, the record number of illegal aliens pouring across and a supply-chain crisis of unloaded ships at ports and trucking the goods across the country, we seem to have opposite results. The border is wide open and people flow freely and abundantly. The ports are constipated.
I am sure I am not the first person to think of a solution, knowing that Buttigieg is the secretary of Transportation and Kamala is our border czar. As mayor of South Bend, Buttigieg had vast experience in transportation managing South Bend’s fleet of 40 buses and fixing potholes. How did this qualify him for secretary of Transportation? What? Oh, he’s gay. And now he is AWOL on family leave with the two kids the Buttigiegs adopted. There was a ridiculous photo of the four of them on a hospital bed, giving me the impression one of them was recovering from childbirth. Hold that thought.
Kamala Harris is the border czar. Lyin’ Joe is really trying to distance himself from that mess (which is going exactly as the Democrats planned), so he put clueless Kamala in charge. She visited the border hundreds of miles from the problem area, the Rio Grande Valley, and otherwise is keeping a low profile and doing nothing. You know the drug cartels and human traffickers have to love this administration. You have to admit that this is a great country of opportunity if a black Asian woman can become vice president and all she had to do to get her career started was to sleep with San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. I hope no statues of her are erected, because she is a descendant of a Jamaican plantation slaveowner.
Here’s my great idea: Switch responsibilities of Harris and Buttigieg. The illegal invasion at our border will grind to a stop and the cargo at the ports will flow like never seen before!
Related to the supply-chain problem, retailers are very concerned that the shelves may be empty for the holiday season. Press Secretary Psaki assures us that this will lessen the impact of rampant inflation, since there won’t be anything to buy. Luckily, I saved that 16 cents of lower cost for my July Fourth barbecue and can use that to cover Thanksgiving dinner, which is predicted to be the most expensive ever.
Let’s go, Brandon!
It used to be, under previous Woodstock administrations, that the Town would go through the same building permit process as its residents when it came to the Town’s construction projects. Those administrations did so not because the law required them to, but because they believed it was the right thing to do. The Town utilized the skillset of Woodstock’s Commission for Civic Design (CCD); and look how well the Highway Garage, the Town Hall and the Community Center turned out.
What has happened since then? Why isn’t McKenna insisting that Walker Architects comply with the CCD’s requirement of additional design reviews of the project?
Working on documentation for the New York Stare Department of Environmental Conservation about New Paltz’s municipal water system, our engineer called because he wanted to cite the age of our system. I happened to be outside the Elting Memorial Library, so I ran in to check with Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. Unsurprisingly, she quickly handed me a thick folder.
Carol explained how the Village was incorporated in 1887 primarily to organize fire protection, because some of our neighboring communities had recently suffered devastating fires. The folder had several newspaper clippings, starting in 1891, when Mr. Cowan and six other “capitalists” from Stamford, New York visited New Paltz to build a water system with a reservoir “about 150 feet above our village” for fire protection and drinking purposes. They had recently developed waterworks in the Village of Hancock in Delaware County and were working on arrangements for other villages.
In October 1891, Village of New Paltz trustees authorized entering into an initial five-year contract that included “35 or more hydrants suitably distributed throughout the Village.” By November 1893, New Paltz residents were “congratulating themselves that the waterworks and fire companies prevented what would probably have proved a large conflagration in our Village when the old cider house caught fire.” New Paltz Fire Department and municipal water go hand in hand.
Subsequently, the Village government acquired the “New Paltz Water Works Company” in 1915. The New York State Conservation Commission, predecessor to today’s Department of Environmental Conservation, approved this acquisition and use of the upland reservoirs in a decision on Water Supply Application #162, dated June 5, 1914.
Mayor Tim Rogers
A NIMBY argument
I am writing to correct misinformation stated by a former Saugerties Village official and Village resident who opposes RYAN’s House, a safe and sober facility locating at the former Knights of Columbus Hall. This person stated that housing values are diminished by the placement of programs and homes such as RYAN’s House.
Part of my job was to assist the not-for-profit where I then worked in the placement and opening of homes for people with disabilities. The primary NIMBY argument was that homeowners’ property values would decrease and their neighborhoods would become unsafe.
We have more than four decades of studies showing that not in one case have home values decreased, nor did crime increase. In fact, once homeowners settled down and got to know their new neighbors, there was often a welcoming effect.
The fears about the people in recovery from addiction – which is rooted in mental illness – are unfounded. Drug dealers have no need whatsoever to attempt to sell drugs at a sober house. There is plenty of business-as-usual within their own turf. And people in recovery are very much less likely to commit crime.
I support the work of RYAN’s House, and I hope that many come forward to help them succeed in their work. We all have much to gain as we assist people who want to heal themselves of addiction and find treatment for their mental illnesses.
Jo Galante Cicale
A billion here…
The late, great Senator Dirksen is famous enough to have a building named after him; but then, so does J. Edgar Hoover, an FBI fink who did not believe in privacy; just one of his sins. But back then, we saw a commie under every rock, and the G-men were going to save us from our neighbors. Dirksen also famously said, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking about real money.”
I wish I didn’t have to give Mitt Romney credit for this next idea, but I do: “A thousand seconds ago, it was yesterday. A million seconds ago, Biden was running in the primary. A billion seconds ago, Christ was crucified. A trillion seconds ago, Neanderthals were still drawing in caves.”
Who has this trillion dollars that we are trying to give to people who tried to illegally enter America? Make college free by calling it infrastructure, make free babysitting and pre-K government programs (he who pays decides what’s for dinner)? A bridge, preferably not named after a greedy politician, is infrastructure. A college education, done free, is an extension of the time in life an adult is still treated like a brat. Unless she is a soldier.
Debt robs the future of a nation. This is a stickup! Fight back, or leave an impoverished America to your grandchildren. Hard work, with the ability to quit and the potential of being fired, is the best way for America to sort out the odd problems that will forever come our way.
Good unions do not want bad workers as members. Tenure is a con game that was originally a deal in exchange for low pay: You got job security. Yet, they fight charter schools. Why?
Ask any politician. Once you learn how to fake sincerity, you’ve got it made. Nothing is free.
Romine continues to spread misinformation
In his recent letter to Hudson Valley One, Steve Romine’s “facts” about COVID-related information are, once again, off-base and should be looked at with much more than even a grain of salt. I would even go far as to say that publishing his misinformation is irresponsible.
As in my past letters, allow me to single out just two points rather than bore anyone with point-by-point rebuttals. I would be interested in Mr. Romine’s responses.
1) I ask you, Mr. Romine, why you keep citing the VAERS reports as proof of the dangers of the vaccines. As stated on the CDC website: “As an early warning system, VAERS cannot prove that a vaccine caused a problem. Specifically, a report to VAERS does not mean that a vaccine caused an adverse event. But VAERS can give CDC and FDA important information. If it looks as though a vaccine might be causing a problem, FDA and CDC will investigate further and take action if needed. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS: healthcare professionals, vaccine manufacturers and the general public. VAERS welcomes all reports, regardless of seriousness, and regardless of how likely the vaccine may have been to have caused the adverse event.” In simpler terms, VAERS reports information that might warrant further study but, in itself, does not show cause and effect.
2) I also checked out one source reported in a study supporting the use of ivermectin for COVID. Mr. Romine, I suggest, especially if information runs counter to that supported by most health professionals and scientists, that you look in detain the studies cited. One study of the meta-analysis cited (“A Comparative Study on Ivermectin-Doxycycline and Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Therapy on COVID-19 Patients”) compared ivermectin treatment with another debunked treatment, the latter of which was the “control.” A more valid control, or additional information, would have been gained from no treatment control. At any rate, the study did not in any way show a benefit of ivermectin per se – just that the ivermectin treatment was better than another (debunked) treatment.
Mr. Romine, I doubt my words will change your views. Just consider yourself lucky that most people with whom you have contact, in this part of the world at least, are wisely taking precautions, with masks, vaccines and social distancing.
A note of clarification
I would like to draw your attention to the misnomer that appears in your article about the meeting in New Paltz where concerned citizens spoke out about COVID vaccines. While the author was quick to refute the claims of the speakers (in favor of the shot), the article goes on to say, if they weren’t going to follow the “law,” by wearing a mask, they would need to leave. There is no “law” to wear a mask; there is a mandate. While the author sought to clarify each claim against the shot, he was negligent in correcting this point.
Kudos to the Ulster County Board of Elections and poll workers
At a time when the news is filled with false claims about our “rigged” and “corrupt” voting system, I had the reassuring experience of participating in Early Voting here in Ulster County. Thanks to the County Board of Elections and its courteous and knowledgeable poll workers, the whole process could not have gone more smoothly and efficiently. I was also impressed that the Board of Elections had to draw up 46 different sets of ballots to account for all the candidates running throughout the county. After identifying myself, the appropriate ballot for my city and county legislative district was printed out and handed to me to complete. Within a few moments, I had cast my ballot and in doing so, reaffirmed how essential voting is to our democracy.
“Commitment to Kids” and the American Legion post 1219 Rosendale/Tillson are proudly celebrating our 27th Great Ulster County Toy Extravaganza.
Your generous support over these years has enabled us to provide toys to the children of Ulster County. Last year, we distributed 4,632 toys and are pleased to share that we have given 101,398 toys over the last 26 years.
Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting our usual festivities, but the need is always great. We will be collecting new toys at the Bloomington Fire Department on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, November 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will also be collecting used printer cartridges and gently used sneakers to help our fundraising efforts. There is a collection can behind the Firehouse if you wish to donate your bottles and cans. Printer cartridges, sneakers and cans are collected all year.
If you would prefer to send a donation, you may send a check to Commitment to Kids, P.O. Box 223, Bloomington, NY 12411. You can also find our wish list on Amazon under Ulster County Commitment to Kids Toy Drive. This year we are accepting donations via Venmo. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen at (845) 339-9209 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of all of us at “Commitment to Kids,” thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you and your family health, safety and happiness.
Commitment to Kids Committee Member
This past week, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (“EUA”) of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. The problem is there is no emergency. The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) has listed that age group in the entire US as having 94 deaths from Covid-19 (“CV-19”) from March 2020 to August 2021 (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7036e2.htm).
Of those 94, there is no consideration by the CDC that those 94 deaths may have been associated with an existing comorbidity like cancer, cardiovascular disorders, etc.. Meanwhile, FDA advisory committee member Cody Meissner, MD. stated regarding deaths in children attributed to CV-19: “68% of those children hospitalized had comorbidities.” Furthermore studies show healthy children in that age group dying from CV-19 is “incredibly rare,” and/or contracting a serious disease is ”very low in kids.” (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01897-w).
Dr. Michael Kurilla MD., PhD., FDA advisory committee member stated: “Children who already had CV-19, will experience no benefits from the vaccine” since they already have the needed antibodies to fight future infections. He also stated that children that do get the vaccine will probably need booster shots in two months.
The CDC has reported that 51,892 children, ages 0 to 17, have died from all causes since January 2020. Children ages 0-17 dying from CV-19 (345) equals 0. 67% of all childhood deaths and 0.057% of all CV-19 related deaths (https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/cdc-children-17-and-under-account-0057-all-covid-involved-deaths-us).
Alternatively, children ages 5-12 dying from influenza for that same time period is 84 (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7036e2.htm), which is equal to the highest year for childhood deaths from influenza as stated in the CDC’s 2017-2018 report. (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/2019-2020/2019-20-pediatric-flu-deaths.htm).
Considering the CDC’s aforementioned statistics, there is obviously no emergency to children from the CV-19 causing virus. Pushing through a vaccine that has had more reported adverse events than all vaccines in the last 20 years to be used on children using EUA, when no emergency exists, is a gross abuse of power. This reckless use of this risky vaccine technology on a part of the population that has no say in this worldwide experiment is flat wrong.
One size does not fit all and VAERS reports of vaccine adverse events are not to be ignored. Quoting FDA advisory committee member, Dr. Cody Meissner: “We do not know what effects of the vaccine will be in the long run.” If this experiment on children goes afoul, it should be dealt with as a crime against humanity.