If you take the corrupt media for its word, you would be led to believe Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is an anti-vaxxer. In reality, Johnson was joined by people who had adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine in a press conference Monday morning in an effort to give struggling families an opportunity to share their experiences.
“I was a huge supporter of Operation Warp Speed,” said Johnson at the start. “I am happy to acknowledge that over 300 million doses have been given to the U.S, and for most people — the vast majority of people — the vaccine has been administered with little or no side effects. And I personally believe the vaccine has saved countless lives and certainly contributed to the end of the pandemic.”
“But again, just because the vaccine is generally safe doesn’t mean it’s 100 percent safe,” the Republican continued. “What’s been happening in the last year and a half is people that are trying to tell the truth, trying to get answers, are having a hard time without being vilified, without being ridiculed, without being censored …They have a very simple request. They just want to be seen. We want their stories heard, they would like to be believed.”
What was clear from the beginning of the presser was that Johnson sought to provide an outlet for families, among them Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame member Ken Ruettgers and his wife Sheryl who had complications, to describe how their mental and physical health took a toll from the vaccine.
But according to media outlets that ran material prior to the conference, Johnson continues to push alarmism out of either GOP conspiracy fever or stupidity.
“FOX6 News asked the senator Thursday if he was worried his rhetoric and bringing the issue forward would keep people from getting the vaccine that could potentially save more lives,” declared the Fox syndicate, followed by a reporter for the outlet tweeting that “We’ve learned Sen. Ron Johnson is hosting an event in Milwaukee with a former Green Bay Packers star to raise questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, which the CDC says is safe and efficient.”
“Johnson, who has no medical training or expertise, hasn’t been vaccinated, saying he doesn’t think he has to because he had the virus last year and formed natural antibodies,” the Associated Press wrote. “He has said he’s ‘just asking questions’ and isn’t against vaccines, but doctors and other critics have blasted him for spreading misinformation … Johnson’s seat is up for election in 2022, and he has not yet said whether he will seek a third term.”
One article in a USA Today syndicate was titled “‘Fundamentally dangerous’: Ron Johnson has long history of promoting views at odds with scientific research.” Their reporting even went as far back as 1970, contacting old classmates who claimed the senator was “abrasive” and anti-science in High school.
Johnson told The Federalist we must be willing to seek truth in order to help prevent more serious problems.
“I think it’s important to recognize that there are people that have been harmed by the vaccine. These women have been struggling with this for months. Few are paying attention to them, because everyone wants the pandemic to be over and so we all want the vaccine to be perfectly safe and effective,” he said.
“But just because the vaccine is generally safe doesn’t mean it’s 100 percent safe. Those that have experienced vaccine injury should be taken seriously so they can be helped,” he said.
The Monday conference featured remarks from the Ruettgers family, Stephanie and Maddie de Garay, Kristi Dobbs, Brianne Dressen, and Candace Hayden. Sheryl Ruettgers and the other women all had health issues subsequent to being vaccinated in clinical trials and struggle to this day.
Dressen, a preschool teacher from Saratoga Springs, Utah, participated in the AstraZeneca clinical trial in November 2020. But she became sick, went to the emergency room not long after, and racked up more than $250,000 of hospital bills.
“I’m a strong supporter of science, and I’ve always believed in the importance of vaccines,” Dressen remarked. “I was so confident that I enrolled in phase three clinical trial here in the United States for AstraZeneca. Within minutes of my first shot, I felt tingling down my arm. And by that evening, my vision would become blurry and sound became distorted. I developed hyperacusis, which is the sensitivity of sound.”
“Within 48 hours, I landed in the ER, the first of many visits … I had to be confined to my bedroom, alone, in darkness and silence,” she continued, crying. “Even brushing my teeth was painful. I began experiencing erratic heart rate. I lost control of my legs and my bladder, along with my dignity.”
Dobbs, a dental hygenist from Missouri, described her experience receiving the Pfizer vaccine in January. She has been sick ever since with side effects such as paresthesia and heart palpitations.
I have always been pro-science and pro-vaccination. I was a healthy and active 39-year-old. I was not taking any medications prior to the vaccine. In January, my life changed drastically. Immediately after the injection, I felt an odd tingling type of dripping sensation in my arm. I had immediate heart palpitations, and a feeling is if I look at my blood pressure reading was so high that I don’t know how I didn’t have a stroke. I also still have heart palpitations, I have these internal vibrations, and the only way I can explain the internal vibrations is it feels like you have this little electric shock, running through your body, like you’re stuck in a vibrating chair, like glued into it that never stops.
The conference came nearly a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) stealth-edited a statement on its website that said, “children should not be vaccinated at the moment. There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”
WHO has confirmed that while it removed the statement from its website, it has not updated any of its guidance.
Big Tech is also trying to stifle any conversations about vaccines. Facebook censored Brandy McFadden, a woman who was paralyzed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. “
“Why can’t @Facebook handle her truth? Americans can handle the truth. Let them see and hear it,” Johnson tweeted.
Big Tech is now censoring Brandy McFadden who was paralyzed after receiving a COVID vaccination. Why can’t @Facebook handle her truth? Americans can handle the truth. Let them see and hear it. pic.twitter.com/bbabFJwJvQ
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) June 23, 2021