Corona Virus Reports

This section includes reports on the latest research regarding the corona virus, the lockdown, PCR tests and corona vaccines.

What has been causing a huge increase in the number of deaths?

Elizabeth Hanson M. Ed. May 19, 2023

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

- Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

There has been a substantial increase in the number of people who have died in all age groups since March 2020. In this article we will review the increase in deaths in the 25 to 44 age group.

The Covid era ended formally on May 11th 2023. Many of us felt relief to put the Covid era behind us. Now is the time for reflection. Major endings in life, like death, divorce, loss of a business or the ending of good health, call on us to reflect. We should look back at the Covid era (2020-2023) and think about what occurred: the increases in death, health problems, poverty, depression, crime, censorship and divisiveness, and we should look for the root causes. We need to fix what has been broken. We need to learn from what has happened.

African journalist Chris Waldburger agrees. He published this article on May 18th 2023 as I was putting the finishing touches on this one:

Bodies keep piling up around the world as current excess death rates easily surpass Covid”

He cites a Norwegian study (my underlining):

“… (a) correlation between vaccination levels and excess mortality has also been confirmed by Norwegian scientists, who published their findings in the Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences:

Analyses of 31 countries weighted by population size show that all-cause mortality during the first 9 months of 2022 increased more the higher the 2021 vaccination uptake… Despite a possible preventive effect in 2021, we cannot rule out that COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Europe has led to increasing 2022 all-cause mortality between January and September.


Perhaps even more alarming than the deaths, however, is the complete lack of interest or curiosity on the part of the majority.”

I hope you have curiosity.

Since April 2020, I’ve read many things that doctors, scientists and researchers have written about the increasing mortality in 2020-2023. For example, here is a cumulative record (a running total) of the total number of US deaths related to Covid (per million) from Our World in Data. (I put in the dates to show the slope of the line after mass vaccination):


It has been grim, puzzling and at times very sad to look at death. My purpose in writing this article is to look at excess mortality in the 25-44 age group to find out how many deaths can be attributed to Covid-19 (as recorded at the CDC) and how many can’t.

I chose the 25-44 year old population because there has been so much excess mortality in that age group, in a population we generally don’t expect to die. That age group had comprised less than 3% of all Covid deaths in the first few weeks of Covid in 2020. I also chose the 25-44 age group because it is one of the several age groups whose deaths are tracked on US Mortality.

To write this article, I got numbers from the CDC (, US Mortality (, Mortality Watch ( and Our World in Data ( I invite you to look at these sites.

Let’s start by defining the term excess mortality:

A Letter to People who Support Covid Vaccine Mandates in WA State

July 22nd 2022

Dear People who Support Covid Vaccine Mandates in WA State,

I hope this letter finds you well, happy and healthy. I’m writing because I’m concerned about the difference in our opinion.

My name is Elizabeth Hanson. I was a teacher in WA state from 1989-2021 and an AFT union member from 1992-2021. (Prior to the start of Covid in 2020, I had decided to retire in August 2021.)

Recently, I was surprised to learn:


Impacted employees (62,000 state agency employees) must be “up to date” on their COVID vaccine series, including additional booster doses recommended by the Center for Disease Control by July 1, 2023.”

I predict some of those 62,000 state agency employees will refuse Covid booster shots. They will retire early or change jobs. Many will take it begrudgingly.

I’m writing to explain to you why some state employees will refuse the Covid booster and why about 25% of Washingtonians have decided against taking any Covid vaccine.

I can’t speak for every unvaccinated person, but I have 5 common reasons that people chose not to get a Covid vaccine to share with you. It’s weird that very few people seem interested in knowing why we refused to get a Covid vaccine.

Incidentally, I think most Washingtonians have lost more people in their lives over the issue of Covid vaccination than to the Corona virus itself.

In 2021 I would be having a normal conversation with a friend, and they would start saying bad things about the unvaccinated. I would quickly let them know that I was unvaccinated, so they wouldn’t feel uncomfortable. Usually the conversation ended awkwardly.

Today most unvaccinated people can relate to the interchange between Lange and Apocalyptic David on Twitter:


Frankly, I have more fear of vilification because I’m unvaccinated than I have fear of the Corona virus.

I also think it’s important to let you know that nearly all unvaccinated people were never vaccine hesitant. That label implies we were scared of shots, like children are scared of shots. The word hesitant gave the impression that we could be soothed into taking the vaccine or talked into taking it. In my opinion vaccine hesitancy was a slick Madison Avenue marketing ploy. We weren’t hesitant. We were informed.

By fall 2020 most of us were familiar with the number of Covid-related deaths in the US and in WA state. We learned about the risk factors (comorbidities) that people who die a Covid-related death almost always have. By June or July of 2021 we knew about Covid vaccine injuries. By early 2022 we learned that the protection offered by the Covid vaccines was not long-lasting.

The unvaccinated are by and large not careless or stupid people as has been portrayed in mainstream media. Nearly all of the children of the unvaccinated have been vaccinated with traditional vaccines. This image is from April, 2019 as if paving the way for today’s anti-vax sentiment.


Like most unvaccinated people, I do believe that the Covid virus is real and has greatly contributed to the deaths of many people.

I know of a young man in his early 20’s who had a Covid infection and went to the hospital because he couldn’t breathe and he died. I don’t think he was vaccinated. His family claims he died because of the medical treatment he was given, and I believe they have taken legal action.

I know about an old woman, the mother of one of my husband’s students, who, while actively dying of cancer in a hospital, tested positive for Covid. And when she died of cancer, her death was labeled Covid. (Mislabeling a person’s cause of death is nauseatingly evil.) I know of an apparently healthy 40 year old vaccinated woman who died in her sleep. I know a man who is severely vaccine injured and now has a hard time working. I know several vaccine injured people on Twitter.

I’m sure you have Covid related stories too. Maybe you know people who have died Covid-related deaths. For all lives lost to Covid I’m truly sad. And unvaccinated people had nothing to do with those deaths because as we have learned, Covid vaccines don’t stop viral transmission or infection. They don’t work as promised.

I have a great degree of respect for the Corona virus. It sounds weird to have respect for a virus.

I avoid crowded places, and I am happy because it seems like sick people are staying home. I can’t remember the last time I saw a person cough, sneeze or blow their nose in public.

I keep a clean house and disinfect my counters, bathrooms and tables every day and wash my hands many more times a day than I had before Covid. I also take vitamins C, D3 and a multivitamin everyday, and sometimes zinc. I spend 3-5 hours outside most days.

I’m probably just like you in my carefulness except I’m not vaccinated.

All that said, let’s go to the 5 reasons that 25% of Washingtonians chose not to take a Covid vaccine which will likely be the same reasons that some of the state agency workers will refuse to take the booster.

Reason #1: Assessing our personal risk

Many of us decided against taking a Covid vaccine because we figured out our personal risk of dying from Covid in 2020 by analyzing numbers and learning about the comorbidities associated with a Covid-related death.

Roughly 7.7 million people live in WA state. Here is the age distribution chart. (I hope you find such things interesting.)


How many people are in your age group? There are 382,087 in mine. I imagine I’ve talked to at least 1,000 of them because of living in WA state my whole life.

Next, let’s look at the vaccination numbers supplied to us by the WA State Department of Health: nearly 75% of the population age 5 and over is fully vaccinated, which means that they took the initial 2 Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or 1 Johnson and Johnson vaccine. About 58% of Washingtonians have received a booster. Many people decided against getting boosted.

In WA state, according to the CDC, a total of 12,533 people have died a Covid related death since 2020 (out of 165,186 total deaths from all causes). Here is a break down by age of the total number of Covid related deaths in WA state so far, reported to the CDC. You will also see the number of deaths from all causes 2020-2022. (retrieved on July 20th)


Here again are the numbers of Covid-related deaths by age as well as the % of all Covid-related deaths in each age group:

Washington State Covid-related deaths (2020-2022)


It is clear that the older a person is, the greater chance they have of a death involving Covid.

People in WA state under the age of 50 have accounted for 6.8% of all Covid-related deaths in our state, and young people under the age of 30 have accounted for 0.7% of all Covid-related deaths.

About 93% of all Covid-related deaths have occurred in people over the age of 50 with 53% of all Covid-related deaths occurring in people over the age of 75.

I’m in the 60-64 year old age group. There are about 383,000 of us in WA state and over the nearly 2 ½ year period (2020-2022) there have been roughly 800 deaths involving Covid out of the approximate 8,666 total deaths from all causes. When a person in my age group dies, there is about a 90% chance that the cause of their death is something other than the Corona virus.

If you look at children age 0-17, the CDC reports 12 total Covid related deaths out of the roughly 1.2 million children in WA state over a 2 ½ year period. The chance of a child dying from Covid is basically zero.

Regarding the Covid death profile, most people who die a Covid-related deaths have underlying health issues (comorbidities), like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. By mid 2020, we had read many articles like this one in Time magazine:


We figured that if we were generally healthy and had none of the known comorbidities, we didn’t need a Covid vaccine to stay alive. Also, many of us got a Covid infection in 2020 or 2021 and wonder why there has been so little talk about natural immunity.

Essentially, we didn’t take a Covid vaccine because we know that a Covid infection is survivable for nearly all healthy people.

Reason #2: A bad experience with pharmaceuticals or the healthcare system

Many unvaccinated people have had negative, if not traumatic, experiences with pharmaceuticals or the healthcare system.

Here’s my story: I was 13 years old in 1974 and for about 15 months I suffered from a digestive disorder which stumped the doctors. I almost died from not being able to digest food and absorb nutrients. I had to be given nutrients intravenously. I took a lot of medications and treatments and nothing relieved my symptoms or the incredible pain I suffered every time I ate even a tiny bit.

At 5’8” I got down to 105 pounds. I remember the appointment when the doctor told my mom and me that he and his colleagues didn’t know what else to do for me. I was 14 years old and upon hearing the doctor’s words, I envisioned darkness and saw myself as a lone fish about to enter a vast ocean.

Isn’t it reasonable for people who have had negative experiences like this to not automatically trust doctors or pharmaceuticals? Most such people have spent many hours doing research on Covid vaccines.

Reason #3: Firmly held spiritual beliefs

Some of us chose not to get vaccinated because we are religious or spiritual. We try to live according to what we feel is God’s will for us. I’ve found that many of us got a “hit” not to take a Covid vaccine. In my case, when I prayed about the Covid vaccine, I had a voice in me say “It’s not for you”.

I have heard from people who don’t consider themselves to be religious or spiritual who also got a “hit” that it wasn’t for them.

Isn’t it reasonable not to do something when a strong feeling inside of you gives you a clear message not to do it? I think nearly everyone can relate to not taking a certain job, or not moving to a certain place or not going out with a person again simply because of having a strong feeling. It’s called intuition.

To sum, the first 3 reasons that roughly 25% of Washingtonians have refused to take a Covid vaccine are #1: They looked at their odds of dying. #2: They had had a bad experience with pharmaceuticals or the healthcare system and #3: They got a feeling not to take it.

Reason #4: The Covid vaccines come with risks

The fourth reason that we decided not to take a Covid vaccine is that Covid vaccines come with risks. Covid vaccines are not as safe as the traditional vaccines we are used to. We were told they were experimental and now we are seeing the results. There are many Covid vaccine injuries that have been reported, like myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), permanent disability, miscarriages and death.

Here is a video of UK Dr. John Campbell from early 2022, explaining a study out of Israel, which talks about how there is an increased risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) in young men (mostly).

Vaccine injuries will likely be the main reason that some state employees will refuse the Covid booster. Here is a vaccine injury reported recently to VAERS, shared by a nurse on Twitter:


Also, I recently read this article on Substack, a place where a lot of scientists and doctors write. (I include links to some of them in the PS section of this letter.)

Read the start of this article slowly and think about what you are reading. In the article the D-dimer the doctor mentions is a test that tests for blood clots. Thrombi are blood clots.


Many doctors and scientists knew back in 2020 and early 2021 that the Covid vaccines aren’t completely safe. They are writing now about things like a huge increase in cancers in vaccinated people, problems with the reproductive system and weakening immunity.

Knowing all of this, how is it morally responsible to mandate people take a Covid vaccine?

Here is a table showing some of the vaccine injuries in WA state submitted to The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, (VAERS) which has existed since 1990. VAERS is a US agency managed jointly by the CDC and FDA where doctors, medical personnel and patients can report injuries related to vaccines. Studies have shown that only a small fraction of vaccine injuries are ever reported. We can likely multiply each number of these injuries by 10 if not by 100.

This table of vaccine injuries in WA state was retrieved on July 20th and goes through July 8th. I summarize the total injuries in a table below the one you see here because I know this one is hard to read:


Can you imagine taking a vaccine for your health and ending up permanently disabled?


The fact that vaccine injuries aren’t being openly acknowledged by all levels of government, public health departments, mainstream media, most doctors and big pharma is a crime against humanity.

In my opinion, people who have been seriously injured because of a Covid vaccine and can no longer work should be financially and physically cared for for the rest of their lives, yet now they have little to no recourse. In an earlier era, with the number of deaths and injuries associated with the Covid vaccines, they would have been pulled off of the market.

You can do research at Openvaers, which takes VAERS data and puts it into a simple to navigate database and read the stories of people who have been injured, too.

Reason #5: The Covid vaccines and boosters don’t stop transmission or infection and in some cases they don’t prevent death.

I bet you remember when we were told:

Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick” (Dr. Rochelle Walensky, March 29th, 2021);

When people are vaccinated, they can feel safe that they are not going to get infected” (Dr. Anthony Fauci, May 17th, 2021).”

From December 2020

Former NY Times reporter Alex Berenson, who regularly reports on breaking Covid-related news on Substack, describes a recent Dutch government study on Covid vaccine efficacy:

“… each additional shot appears to do less and fail more quickly. Worst of all, because the shots cause recipients to produce antibodies to the original coronavirus rather than Omicron’s mutated spike, vaccinated people now have a higher risk of Omicron infection...”

Also, I don’t watch FOX news, but apparently Tucker Carlson made a similar report about the ineffectiveness of the vaccines. Take note of the headline:


A transcript of his monologue and his full video is here:

The WA public health website also admits that Covid vaccines haven’t stopped transmission or infection and sometimes they haven’t prevented death. Here are numbers from the WA State Dept of Health on Covid breakthrough infections and breakthrough deaths. (Retrieved on July 20th)


So far in 2022 we find that there has been a total of nearly 637,000 break through infections, meaning that approximately 12% of all vaccinated people have had a known Covid infection. A total of 2,792 vaccinated Washingtonians have died a Covid-related death.

In comparison, according to the CDC, 2,730 people have died a Covid related death in WA state so far in 2022, 62 fewer than have died from breakthrough infections!


Clearly, the Covid vaccines aren’t working as advertised.

To sum, here are the 5 reasons I came up with (There are likely more reasons people have) to explain why many people decided against taking a Covid vaccine and why some of the 62,000 state agency workers will refuse the Covid booster:

#1 - Assessing our personal risk

#2 - A bad experience with pharmaceuticals or the healthcare system

#3 - Firmly held spiritual beliefs

#4 - The Covid vaccines come with risks.

#5 - The Covid vaccines and boosters don’t stop transmission or infection and, in some cases, they don’t prevent death.


Washington state’s response to the Covid virus has hurt us all.

No one should be mandated to take a Covid vaccine. Yet, we have mandated college students and many workers to take a Covid vaccine against their will.

The push to silence highly credentialed people has been shocking to witness in a country which has long championed free speech rights.

Emerging medical findings and vaccine injuries are not discussed openly. We now have science that is curated for us, designed for our consumption.

What’s happening now with the vaccine mandates and deriding people who are unvaccinated reminds many people of other events in history when the government set out to take control of a population.

Psychologist and Professor at the University of Ghent in Belgium, Dr. Mattias Desmet explains how people are made to believe things and to do things that they normally wouldn’t because of having undergone the process of Mass formation.

Mass formation occurs when an already anxious population in an atomized society (a society which lacks social cohesion) is given a particular narrative to follow. In this case it was “Vaccinate to end the pandemic and to save lives”. Basically, people formed a herd around this narrative and found personal meaning in it. Following the narrative eased their previous anxiety and provided social cohesion. And anyone who didn’t go along with the narrative has faced retribution.

Dr. Desmet speaks directly about the times we are living in now, and his videos (like the one below) are well-worth watching:


Thank you for reading this.

And if you are someone who still thinks we need to mandate Covid vaccination for workers and college students, I’d like you to reexamine your reasoning. Your vaccine mandate ideation will undoubtedly cause serious health problems and even death in others.

(See the PS section for links to doctors and highly credentialed others who have been blacklisted from the Covid response discussion.)



Elizabeth Hanson (BA Linguistics, M.Ed. in Adult Education) is a former community college professor (English to speakers of other languages) and lives in Ferndale, WA.

She co-wrote the book Anatomy and Physiology for English Language Learners as she has a keen interest in how the human body works.

She is happily retired and enjoys her dogs, her family, her friends, her home, her Japanese home-stay son and daughter, her church, reading, and music. She can be reached at:

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PS- Here are some Covid-related resources for more information:

1- Dr. Ryan Cole, Pathologist. Here he is writing about the blood clots he has found in Covid vaccinated people:


Dr. Cole has also written extensively on the increase in cancers since the Covid vaccine roll out.

2- Dr. Paul Alexander, COVID-19 Consultant, Researcher and Clinical Epidemiologist. Here he writes about how the military is being told not to report vaccine injuries. He writes prolifically about Covid everyday:


3- Dr. Pierre Cory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, Teacher/Researcher. Here he is talking about vaccine injuries:


4- Dr. Vinay Prasad- Oncology Medicine Health Policy; Epidemiology Associate Professor. Here he is talking about why we shouldn’t be vaccinating children:


5- Steve Kirsch, Former entrepreneur and director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation- This power point on Covid is very comprehensive:

He also has written about the pilot shortage:


6- Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA vaccines. Here he writes about early Covid treatments.


7- Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of media, culture and communication at NYU. He regularly writes about people who have died suddenly:


8- Dr. Peter McCullough, doctor who has treated tens of thousands of Covid patients with a specific protocol including use of Ivermectin. He has been critical of the US response to Covid. Here he is testifying in the US senate:


9- Brett Weinstein and Health Heying, former Biology professors at Evergreen State College who present their analysis of the Covid response, and guide their viewers through scientific studies


10- Dr. Bryam W. Brindle, professor of viral immunology. Here he is talking about the practice of masking children:


Again, thank you for reading this letter.

If you are mandated to take a Covid vaccine or a Covid booster, and you don’t want to, please share any part of this letter to your supervisor and the authority asking you to do so. Feel free to use this letter in any way you choose. 

You should be able to attend higher ed and to work at your job without being required to take a Covid vaccine.

What Caused a Huge Increase in Excess Deaths in the US

July 11, 2022 Elizabeth Hanson M. Ed.

Excess deaths are deaths that are above the number of expected deaths in a given year. For example, if insurance companies or government agencies expected 20,000 twenty year olds to die in 2021 and 22,000 ended up dying, that would mean 2,000 excess deaths. Life insurance companies have to have an idea of how many people are going to die in a given year in order to make a profit.

Meet the 25-44 year old age group

Since the start of the Covid era in 2020, there have been a lot of excess deaths among working age people age 18-64. Shockingly, from 2020 to 2021, there was a 163% increase in the amount of money paid out in death benefits by the insurance company Lincoln National. The massive increase in life insurance payouts occurred in deaths that were mostly NOT related to the pandemic. Here is part of a press release announcing their first-quarter 2022 losses: the press release accompanying the first-quarter 2022 results, Lincoln National attributes the $41 million operating loss to “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments.”


Here are the amounts of money paid out in death benefits by the Lincoln National life insurance company from 2019-2021:

2019: $500,888,808

2020: $547,940,260

2021: $1,445,350,949

It is a reasonable assumption that the Covid virus was responsible for the 9.4% increase in death benefit payouts from 2019 to 2020. However, what accounts for the dramatic 163% increase in life insurance payouts from 2020 to 2021?

Here is another insurance company, OneAmerica, taking notice of the excess deaths:

OneAmerica Insurance CEO: Deaths Increase 40% Among People Ages 18-64

“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,”... The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

“Just to give you an idea of how bad that is… a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic. So 40% is just unheard of…”

The 163% jump in life insurance payouts at Lincoln National didn’t make sense to me and neither did the 40% increase at OneAmerica. I wanted to know what was accounting for these excess deaths, which led me to do research and to write this article.

Seven Point Plan to Reduce Mass Shootings

In the past few weeks, there have been mass shooting in both New York and Texas. Many of our corrupt elected officials have used these mass shootings to advocate for imposing still more gun laws on the American people. Yet we know from the past 20 years of ever increasing gun laws that gun laws do not reduce mass shootings as mass shootings have gone up rather than down. The truth is that the recent wave of murders is related to the lock down policies imposed on us by the very same corrupt politicians who now want more gun laws. Instead of more gun laws, we need fewer corrupt politicians whose use bribes from drug companies to fund their re-election campaigns. If we are ever to reduce mass shootings, we need to address the underlying causes of the problem. I therefore submit the following Seven Point Plan to Reduce Mass Shootings:

1. End the ability of drug companies to bribe our elected leaders and the mass media.

2. Change the Medical Privacy law to require the release of medical and drug records on anyone who has killed more than ten people.

3. Prohibit the drugging of our children with dangerous and ineffective drugs.

4. Ban violent video games like Call of Duty that dehumanize people killing other people.

5. End school closures, mandatory masks at school, subjecting children to more than 100 virus tests each year and all the other nightmare practices now being used in our schools to promote fear, anxiety, bullying.

6. Instead, provide children with a healthy lifestyle including social interactions, recreation, healthy food and safe drinking water as well as lower class sizes and more highly trained teachers.

7. Teach children non-violent conflict resolution skills.

As always, I look forward to your questions and comments.


David Spring M. Ed.

Davidspring at protonmail dot com

Why We Should End the Vaccine Mandate to Enter College

A Letter to Washington State Leaders:
Please End the Covid Vaccine Mandate to Enter

Dear Leader,
I’m writing to you because you are a person of influence in Washington State. My name is Elizabeth Hanson. I am a third generation Washingtonian and recently retired from a 29-year career as a college professor. Since the start of the Covid pandemic in March of 2020, I have researched our state’s response to Covid. I am not an anti-vaxxer. I’m primarily writing this letter to oppose the vaccine mandate for students to attend colleges and universities in WA state. Roughly 31% of college age people (18-29) are unvaccinated in WA state and are likely to remain so. The Covid vaccine mandate is likely one reason for the dramatic decline in college and university enrollment in WA state. 60,000 fewer students attended college and university from Fall 2019 (pre-Covid) to Fall 2021 (during Covid).


From the Seattle Times (April 22, 2022): “Community and technical colleges experienced a combined 24% drop between fall 2019 and fall 2021. Public four-year institutions saw a collective drop in undergraduates of nearly 7% during that time period, with some schools’ losses double or even triple that. Roughly 60,000 fewer students, in all, enrolled.”

I’m also writing this letter because I want to make sure you know that there was a dramatic increase in non-Covid deaths from 2020 to 2021 among college age people (18-29) as well as in all age groups in WA state.

Also, I want to make sure you know about the Covid vaccine breakthrough cases, Covid vaccine-related injuries, and how the Covid vaccines’ protection wears off over a short period of time.

Did you know that Covid vaccines haven’t stopped transmission, prevented infection or prevented Covid death like we had been promised? Did you know that there are many serious vaccine injuries in WA state including at least 1 death and 49 cases of permanent disability in the 18-29 year old age group?

From studying Covid and with the benefit of hindsight, I’ve come to believe that WA state’s response to Covid: closing schools, closing “non-essential” businesses and mandating vaccinations to attend higher-ed and employment were wrong. We should have had a different, more nuanced response to Covid based on the age and health of people – Focused Protection as outlined in the Great Barrington Declaration:

The Effects of Mass Vaccination in Washington State

The Effects of Mass Vaccination
in Washington State

By Elizabeth Hanson M. Ed. April 17, 2022


The aim of this article is two fold-

1) to look at how the Covid-19 virus changed the death rate in different age groups in Washington state and to examine the Covid vaccines’ impact on the death rate.

2) to present VAERS reports showing some of the adverse reactions people have had to Covid vaccines in Washington state. (*VAERS is the federal agency where vaccine injuries can be reported.)

The two questions I had which prompted me to do research are:

1- Is the risk of a vaccine injury worth the risk of a Covid infection?
2- Did the number of deaths decrease after mass vaccination?

I have had many questions about the Covid virus and Washington state's Covid response since March 2020 when the college I worked at closed, and I had to start teaching from home. In Washington state, most small businesses were forced to close and many never re-opened. The public schools were forced to close. People were warned to stay home, socially distance, sanitize everything, wear masks, and eventually many people were mandated to get Covid vaccinations.

I wore masks though I doubted that masks would prevent the spread of the Covid virus. I thought a lot about how closing the schools would have a devastating effect on children: their mental health, physical health, their academics and learning, and their general development to become well-adjusted happy people. I could tell as a teacher that online teaching and learning is not as good as in-person learning. And I had a wary attitude toward the Covid vaccine when it came out and wondered if it would even work.

My skepticism seems to have been proven correct in terms of the masks and Covid vaccines not working as advertised. Consider South Korea, a highly masked and highly vaccinated country where Covid cases and deaths have skyrocketed.

This chart is from Worldometer. Worldometer presents the daily number of cases and deaths in countries worldwide. Find the US and then you will see the US states. You can see the Covid case and death trends cumulatively.

The X-axis shows the date. The Y-axis shows the number of cases or deaths. In this chart the number of deaths are measured in 100’s.

South Korea has been having 200-400+ deaths per day since March 11, 2022. How is that possible when 87% of the South Korean population is fully vaccinated? I assume that virtually all of the unvaccinated people in South Korea are babies and young children.


As mentioned, I was extremely concerned about young people. I knew that not going to school would severely harm children. I came across this article today wherein the CDC conducted a study of high school students:

10 Reasons for Corona Vaccine Skepticism

Today, December 10, 2020, the FDA Advisory committee is expected to approve one of the Covid-19 vaccines – clearing the way for Americans to start taking this vaccine. There is and will be a tsunami of messaging urging people to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The Covid-19 vaccine will be available soon in the US, and many people will rush to take it. However, there is a group of people who will refuse to take the vaccine. To better understand why some are opposed to the vaccine, I decided to compile this list of 10 reasons why many people will refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine.


I realize that the Covid-19 virus exists, and that at the time of publishing this article (December 10th) we are fast approaching 300,000 people who have died with/from the Covid-19 virus in the US since February 15, 2020.

(Comparatively speaking, according to the CDC, approximately 2.8 million people die in the US every year, the average age being 78.)

There are approximately 332 million people in the US.

Doing the math, about .09% of the total US population has died from/with the Covid-19 virus, which translates to 9/10,000 people so far.

Covid-19 infections can be very serious or very mild.

Recovering from Covid-19 can result in long-term (“long haul”) effects which approximately 10% of infected people experience for weeks or months following a Covid infection. According to a September 2020 National Institute of Health article, these effects include:

...shortness of breath, fatigue, cognitive issues, erratic heartbeat, gastrointestinal issues, low-grade fever, intolerance to physical or mental activity, and muscle and joint pains.”


The Covid virus is real. Lingering symptoms in some people are real, and more people will die with/from the Covid-19 virus in the future. However, not everyone will be willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Here is a list of 10 reasons why:

Reason 1- Some vaccine skeptics analyzed the data related to Covid-19 infections and deaths and have decided against taking the vaccine.

Reason 2- All positive test results don’t mean the same thing.

Reason 3- Some vaccine skeptics are concerned about the side effects of vaccines.

Reason 4- Many doctors and scientists hold different views on Covid-19, but have been denied access to the mainstream media.

Reason 5- Many vaccine skeptics realize that the pharmaceutical companies are largely unaccountable to vaccine injured people.

Reason 6- This vaccine has been rushed….developed over 10 months instead of the usual 10-15 years it takes to develop a vaccine.

Reason 7- Vaccines don’t always work; Some people never take flu vaccines.

Reason 8- Many vaccine skeptics think that there is a back story to Covid-19… The Great Reset

Reason 9 - Many Covid- 19 vaccine skeptics value the US Constitution. They are suspicious of government overreach and surveillance. They don’t want speech censored.

Reason 10- There has been very little respect given to the human immune system throughout the Covid-19 situation… and safe treatments for Covid-19 already exist!

To better understand vaccine skeptics, let’s take a closer look at each of these 10 concerns.