2 The Divide in People’s Reaction to Covid

New information about Covid comes out regularly, and It is curious how so many Americans are dismissive toward it, or they simply have no interest in it or adamantly don’t want to hear about it.

Science isn’t a “one and done”. As mentioned, many well-respected scientists, public health experts and doctors are continuously doing academic research on Covid. However, when they share their research, they are called anti-vaxxers by mainstream media and are dismissed out of hand by people, people who have become blindly obedient. That attitude is frankly shocking when you stand back and think about it. Dismissing well-informed people’s research flies right in the face of what most of us have been taught about critical thinking, which is to look at multiple perspectives. Instead, we have been told what to think about Covid from a select group of people who are either themselves now amassing more power, money and influence or are connected to corporations and groups that are.


Moreover, when a person refuses to take an experimental shot that doesn’t stop virus transmission or infection, has side effects, no long term studies and more deaths attributed to it than all other vaccines combined since 1980, he or she is called an anti-vaxxer as well.

Resorting to name calling is a sure way to divide a population.

The VAERS Report

The VAERS report is one reason for the difference in opinion regarding the Covid response. Many people who are opposed to the Covid shots are aware of the growing list of injuries and deaths attributed to them.


This chart shows the number of deaths attributed to the Covid shots. Note the sharp increase since the shots were started to be given.

This information can be found in the VAERS data base and this chart is from the OpenVAERS project. The OpenVAERS project simplifies the government agency’s VAERS reports.

VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System put in place in 1990. It is a voluntary reporting system whereby if a person is injured or dies because of a vaccine, it can be reported to VAERS, usually by a medical professional. The data on the VAERS website has been said to account for only a fraction of the actual vaccine deaths and injuries. Most deaths and injuries go unreported.

VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Their website is https://vaers.hhs.gov/

This particular VAERS report show us the current number of injuries and deaths associated with the Covid vaccines through November 5th 2021.



There seems to be a great divide on how people view the threat of Covid. It comes from the kind of media people watch and who they trust. Many people have been getting their information about Covid from independent sources and not from mainstream media. Their views differ from people who get their information primarily from the NY Times, Washington Post, NPR, Dr. Fauci and CNN. FOX seems to be more open-minded about Covid, yet FOX is requiring its employees to be vaccinated. So really how open-minded and well-informed is their management?

Covid and the young

Many people think the vaccine mandates, lockdowns, masks, business closures, and school closures are necessary to stop the Covid virus. They don’t seem to understand the effects that these Covid mandates have had on people’s lives, particularly children and young adults.

People who agree with vaccine passports to enter public places, (which will surely cause the closure of many more small businesses and increases in suicide, alcoholism, poverty and homelessness) will, I think, be proven wrong when the history of the Covid era is written.

To those who think Covid should have been responded to differently, the damage and pain happening to millions of young people is one reason why. Covid isn’t risky to young people, yet we shut down their schools and forced students to get a Zoom education.


Think of the millions of children living in fear of a virus that is not dangerous to them. Think of the injuries small children are now experiencing due to getting the shot.


“During a meeting on Oct. 26, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine panel, Dr. Jessica Rose, a viral immunologist and biologist, said tens of thousands of reports have been submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for children ages 0 to 18, and that 60 children have died — 23 of them were under 2 years old.”


Also, because of mask wearing, young children are not learning to read social cues and covering their mouths and noses with bacteria laden masks for hours on end while at school is sure to increase respiratory infections.

Another damage to the young is that because of school closures, they have fallen years behind in their learning. In addition, huge number of children are now living in stressed-out families because of their parents losing income. This is due to the business shut down or because they refused to take an experimental shot. Were these policies necessary?

There are millions of damaged children now as a result of being around fearful adults and living in a fear-based society, all being created by the government’s overblown response and to the mainstream media cheering it on.

From an article published on June 25, 2021:

“CDC Reports 51% Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Teenage Girls

Newly released data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a surge in self harm and hospitalizations from poor mental health among teens in 2020.”


“Beth Palmer was 17 and dreaming of becoming a singer in March 2020 when the United Kingdom went into lockdown because of the corona virus. One month later, she was dead.”


Doesn’t a public health response call for a balanced approach to save all lives? The amount of stress, depression and the increasing number of suicide attempts among young people is heartbreaking. The people who support the mandates don’t seem to think about the collateral damage of the mandates.

Here is US data showing the number of deaths by age group attributed to Covid in the US since the start of the Covid era until October 27th. I bet very few children have died of Covid. The vast majority likely died with Covid, which means they tested positive on a PCR test.

Number of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths in the US. as of October 27, 2021, by age*


* … Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.


Notice in the chart that since the start of the Covid era, there have been 558 reported deaths in children under the age of 17 in the entire US (through October 27th). There are 77.2 million children under the age of 17 in the US.


Here is how Travis Tritt and increasingly many Americans (and people worldwide) view the Covid era ending:


Too few Americans are speaking out because if a person doesn’t agree with the accepted mainstream narrative, they are demonized, ridiculed and cancel-cultured. Many lose friends and family.

I speak out because I figure that if the government and mainstream media narrative isn’t challenged, that the entities which have gained power since the start of the Covid era won’t ever want to give up that power. I want to live in a participatory society, not a fascist state.


Clearly, there are many educated and credentialed people who have views that differ widely from the government’s. Are those people supposed to remain silent?

It seems like a great many Americans have become blindly obedient. They have formed a Covid group identity and have found personal purpose in the events of the Covid era. They take Covid seriously much like many people take their religion seriously…or seriously like some people view themselves as members of a nation… or seriously like many people view themselves as a Democrat or as a Republican. It seems to me that we should start viewing ourselves differently.

In short, we need more voices to speak out about what they are seeing before we end going somewhere as a society that none of us would want to go.

Jimmy Dore, comedian and journalist, is doing a great job responding to what he is seeing during the Covid era. Here he is in a recent podcast explaining the adverse reactions he has experienced since getting his 2 shots as well as showing a clip from musician Eric Clapton, who explains his adverse reactions since getting the 2 shots. Dore also comments on the media’s demonetization of Eric Clapton and its knee jerk shut down of alternative views. I applaud him.