Stanly’s health board hears presentation on COVID-19 vaccine

Published 2:54 pm Friday, April 5, 2024

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The Stanly County Consolidated Services Board (CSB), at its regular meeting Thursday, received a presentation from a resident regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jason Phibbs, who said he worked as an analyst for 24 years with Vanguard Group investment firm, used a PowerPoint presentation to share concerns regarding community health and the vaccine.

In his presentation titled “Something Is Wrong,” Phibbs suggested the COVID-19 vaccine may be the primary cause for increased EMS calls and “people dying in our community at a significantly higher rate.”

“Now I realize that there’s going to be visceral reaction one way or the other. People have very strong feelings on both sides,” Phibbs said.

Using numbers from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Phibbs said, “starting in (2021), end of 2022 and 2023 there have been more deaths reported to that system more than all the years combined prior to it.”

Phibbs said he knows people may say “anyone can report to VAERS” and say “a correlation is something that’s not necessarily a causation in something.”

He added, “how many people would have taken the vaccine if they knew that up to almost 8% of people who took it were going to require medical care?”

Phibbs said the average time to develop other vaccines took 10 to 15 years, but the COVID-19 vaccine was developed in less than one year.

He proposed the CSB issue a moratorium he drafted regarding the COVID vaccine, citing many reasons for the county to “discourage all Stanly County residents” from receiving “any COVID-19mRNA gene therapy” until “the necessary safety trials are conducted.”

His resolution also proposed protection for medical professionals working for the county health department, saying no professional “be required to administer a COVID-19 mRNA gene therapy if it violates their conscience to do so.”

The basis for the moratorium, the resolution said, was in part because of a “corresponding spike” in disabilities, cancer and deaths after the vaccine was “rolled out in 2021,” according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Bureau of Labor statistics, VAERS, the American Cancer Society “and many others.”

In his presentation and the resolution, Phibbs said the process to produce the COVID-19 mRNA gene therapy “that was tested and approved for use by the (Food and Drug Administration), was not the same process used to produce the one that was ultimately rolled out to the world after the trial.”

No action was taken by the board on this matter.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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