By Tamara VandenBerg.
As we enter the 2022-23 school year here at Highline, you will, no doubt, be discussing covid protocol requirements for students and staff regarding covid shots, masking, and testing.
For the last two and a half years, Highline School District and the rest of Washington have been directed from the top on managing covid risk.
- Governor Inslee proclamations
- OSPI Chris Reykdal directives, and
- Public Health Orders from King County
- Plus, other local Public Health Direction
It felt like Highline School District Directors did not have much choice but to comply.
The good news is, according to OSPI Chris Reykdal, the State of Washington will now allow the local Health Departments to make covid protocol recommendations at the local level. That means you, as Directors, now have the opportunity to pay closer attention to the scientific studies and make your OWN choices about what will be required in the Highline School District.
Here are a few recent studies that may help, as you can make informed decisions about covid requirements going forward.
First is a study about the effectiveness of masking. In North Dakota, two school districts were nearly identical in every demographic, number of students, vaccination rates, mitigation policies, etc. One was Fargo; the other was West Fargo.
During the fall of 2021-22, the main difference was that one required masking (Fargo) – with a high level of compliance, and the other did not require masking (West Fargo). In the West Fargo School District, less than 5% of people opted to wear masks.
Upon looking at a graph, week by week, for four months, they had nearly identical case numbers. The difference was not statistically relevant, at nearly 0%.
Interestingly, the district (Fargo) that had been wearing masks at nearly 100%, or “universally,” rescinded the mask order at the PEAK of the January 2022 case numbers, and BOTH school district case numbers dropped precipitously. At the same rate.
The masking made no statistical difference in the number of cases between school districts. This study was reported on July 8, 2022.
Why might we again require masking when outcomes like this are so clear?
Now let’s talk about Covid Vaccines.
The second relevant study is about the covid mRNA vaccines. This was a study from Thailand relating to complications AFTER the second Pfizer vaccine was taken in 13-18-year-olds. It was unique because it was a “prospective” study, which means it was planned in advance – not retrospectively reported.
After the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine,
- Tachycardia – fast heart rate – as reported in 7.64% of people that had the vaccine
- Shortness of breath was at 6.64%
- Palpitations – awareness of the heart beating in the chest – 4.32%
- Chest pain – 4.32% also
- High blood pressure – 3.99% (very abnormal for 13-18-year-olds)
- Abnormal Echocardiogram (ECG or EKG) – 17.94% (54 patients)
- Elevated Bio-markers – substances released from DAMAGED HEART MUSCLE – 2.33% (7 participants, all male)
This Thailand study included 301 teens – approximately 200 boys and 100 girls, and the researchers followed them after their first shot but before the second shot. The participants were screened to confirm good health – no abnormalities – before the test so that pre-existing conditions would not complicate the results.
It was a small, prospective study in Thailand – only 301 participants, and the results were clearly evident of the high number of heart complications directly following covid injections. Nearly 30% (29.24%) of participants had adverse, heart-related reactions.
At this rate, I wonder why more similar studies have yet to be published on a larger scale by our highly reputable institutions. Why are there no heart complications or “side effect” studies by CDC, NIH, drug companies, etc.? Why are we forced to use this research from Thailand?
What are other side effects NOT being studied following the mRNA shots?
For those of you who would like to research further, this information came from PrePrint, which is a scientific paper published on August 8, 2022, entitled:
Feel free to look into it.
In the meantime, as more research comes out, I ask you, as Directors and intelligent leaders, to review the science and data and not just follow the local health directives without question.