ICWA News & Views

Weekly Stories about What’s Happening in Washington State and Stories of Interest to Washingtonions

by Gerald Braude

In this post:

  • Links to Radio Show references
  • BeBraveWA Rally on Saturday, September 17 in Bellingham
  • Three More Washington Resident Deaths Reported After COVID-19 Shots
  • Bivalent Boosters Now Available in Washington
  • Governor Inslee Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency by October 31

September 9 Episode of An Informed Life Radio Notes and Links

Guest: Brian Ward

Guest: Christina Xenides

Two Options for Rallies To Attend on Saturday, September 17

Washington residents have two options for attending a freedom rally on Saturday, September 17. 

For starters, Be Brave Washington is hoping for a huge turnout at Bellingham’s St. Joseph’s hospital on Saturday, September 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The date marks the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Patient Safety Day. This year’s theme is “medication without harm.”

WHO’s World Patient Safety Day / Medication Without Harm- Peaceful Rally Saturday September 17, 2022

Mark your calendars to Save The Date for a big Peaceful Rally at Bellingham St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday Sept.17th from 1pm-4pm. Sept. 17th is WHO’s World Patient Safety Day and this year’s theme/focus is Medication Without Harm (couldn’t make this up if we tried!). From their website event page:

“Be Brave Washington will be at our local hospital to stand for Medication Without Harm and to remember those who died (or have been injured) by the use of Remdesivir (a medication that was included in Covid Hospital Death Treatment Protocol), and to remember those who died (or are injured) after being injected with one of the experimental covid vaccines. PLEASE JOIN US!!

You can make an appropriate sign for this event or hold an enlarged photo of someone who has died or been injured, we will have photos available for community members to hold at the event.”

At the August 19 Be Brave Washington meeting, Misty Flowers told everyone, “We are going to use their own words against them.” Be Brave Washington has twenty-one pictures of people who died from Remdesivir that people can hold up at the rally. The organizers of the rally are inviting those who have signs or pictures of vaccine injured or deceased to bring them to the rally as well.

Be Brave Washington is distributing flyers for the rally, which is at 2901 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham.

RELATED NEWS: Remdesivir Deaths Lawsuit Press Conference

Three More Washington Resident Deaths Reported After COVID-19 Shots

Since this newsletter’s last report on Washington deaths following COVID-19 shots, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) has listed two deaths in Washington reported in August and one death in September after all receipt of a COVID-19 shot. 

VAERS ID: 2401452

The August 8, 2022 entry was of a 95-year-old female who died after taking a fourth Pfizer shot on June 17, 2022. Her symptoms of weakness, pneumonia, stroke, unable to ambulate began twelve days after the shot. She died on July 2, 2022. The write-up states she died of ”terminal cerebral vascular accident event on comfort care.” She had COVID-19 in December of 2021.

VAERS ID: 2416285

The August 19, 2022 entry was of 74-year-old male. He took the Pfizer shot on February 17, 2021, March 10, 2021, and September 8, 2021. He was initially diagnosed with COVID in May 2022 and had been hospitalized several times since then. On August 13, 2022, he was admitted to the critical care unit with acute chronic hypoxic respiratory failure due to long COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis. The patient died on August 17, 2022.

VAERS ID: 2426446 The September 1, 2022 entry was of a 48-year-old male who took three shots of Moderna. His sibling submitted the report to VAERS. Below is an excerpt from the pre-existing conditions section:

“Prior to lockdown he was thin and in-shape. On the day he died (February 22, 2022), he had experienced numbness in his legs and had difficulty breathing about an hour before the ambulance arrived (he called 911 himself). He walked down and into the ambulance himself but then almost immediately had a heart attack inside the ambulance. They worked on him for about an hour before pronouncing him dead. We believe the three Moderna vaccines that he took were contributing or causal factors to his death from a heart attack. We asked the coroner to do a D-dimer test on my brother to rule out microclots (which would have caused his breathing difficulties and are reported side effects of Moderna) but the coroner said that it is impossible to do D-dimer tests on people after they die because blood naturally clots up after death.”

The three deaths marks 205 deaths in Washington following the COVID-19 shots. 


Bivalent Boosters Now Available in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee’s September 10, 2022  news release announced that the state Department of Health (DOH) has begun distributing new bivalent booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines following authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The news release further states, “The bivalent boosters protect against common Omicron strains of COVID-19. People ages 12 and up may receive the bivalent boosters, but younger people are subject to different recommendations.” 

According to the following KUOW link, calling a booster “bivalent” means it targets the original COVID-19 strains and also protects against the omicron subvariants.

KUOW – Washington state plans for rollout of new Covid-19 booster

However, since the shots have not yet been tested in humans, only mice, this claim of protection is unfounded. In fact, with the first shots quickly lapsing into negative efficacy, and each subsequent shot increasing risk of  exacerbating “original antigenic sin” (OAS), many experts, even those who normally champion every vaccine that comes along, are not supporting boosters or predicting they will do any good. A pre-print paper warns the risk of injury far outweighs any potential benefit:


Students at North American universities risk disenrollment due to third dose COVID-19 vaccine mandates. We present a risk-benefit assessment of boosters in this age group and provide five ethical arguments against mandates. We estimate that 22,000 – 30,000 previously uninfected adults aged 18-29 must be boosted with an mRNA vaccine to prevent one COVID-19 hospitalisation. Using CDC and sponsor-reported adverse event data, we find that booster mandates may cause a net expected harm: per COVID-19 hospitalisation prevented in previously uninfected young adults, we anticipate 18 to 98 serious adverse events, including 1.7 to 3.0 booster-associated myocarditis cases in males, and 1,373 to 3,234 cases of grade ≥3 reactogenicity which interferes with daily activities. Given the high prevalence of post-infection immunity, this risk-benefit profile is even less favourable. University booster mandates are unethical because: 1) no formal risk-benefit assessment exists for this age group; 2) vaccine mandates may result in a net expected harm to individual young people; 3) mandates are not proportionate: expected harms are not outweighed by public health benefits given the modest and transient effectiveness of vaccines against transmission; 4) US mandates violate the reciprocity principle because rare serious vaccine-related harms will not be reliably compensated due to gaps in current vaccine injury schemes; and 5) mandates create wider social harms. We consider counter-arguments such as a desire for socialisation and safety and show that such arguments lack scientific and/or ethical support. Finally, we discuss the relevance of our analysis for current 2-dose CCOVIDovid-19 vaccine mandates in North America. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4206070

The following article by Dr. Meryl Nass in the September 9 issue of Expose gives a thorough analysis of the bivalent shot. 

Watch Out for The New Covid Injections There’s Nothing Good About Them – The Expose (expose-news.com) 

Of special note, Dr. Nass points out that the FDA did not convene its advisory committee before issuing the authorization for the bivalent shot.

Dr. Nass’s substack article draws the following seven conclusions about the shot. 

1.     The FDA and CDC have cooperated to issue emergency use authorizations and rollout new, bivalent Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines this week, without any human trials, which is unprecedented.

2.     These vaccines continue to enjoy extraordinary protection from liability, while the recipient has no access to the legal system in the case of injury.

3.     There is no evidence that the new vaccines are safe, while there is limited evidence that they may be more harmful than earlier COVID vaccines–but in the absence of human testing, there is no way to truly predict their safety. Safety data are being concealed by the federal health agencies. Messaging by them is misleading.

4.     There is no evidence the new bivalent vaccines will be more effective than the older vaccines, and existing evidence suggests that any efficacy they provide will persist no longer than 1 to several months.

5.     COVID vaccines appear to increase susceptibility to COVID infections, on average starting 6 months after an inoculation.

6.     Perpetual boosters briefly stave off the negative efficacy that develops a few months after a COVID vaccination. This may be why frequent boosters are being pushed.  But frequent boosters may also weaken overall immunity and may even contribute to rising mortality rates in the US and UK.

7.     There is international coordination regarding bivalent boosters, and a major effort will be undertaken to get them into arms, despite historically low levels of severe COVID.  Why?

Governor Inslee Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency by October 31

In his September 10 news release, Governor Jay Inslee announced that all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and the COVID-19 state of emergency will end by Monday, October 31, which falls eight days before the midterm elections. The Governor said that all state employees will still be required to have COVID shots. He is attempting to make this happen via pressure from a directive he issued that prompted the Office of Financial Management to file rule-making, which we and others believe to be illegal. See our updated post on this HERE.

This is a good time to mention that the Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) had  filed a lawsuit in Thurston County superior court challenging Inslee’s March 11 and 23, 2022 emergency proclamations.

The foundation argued that under Revised Code of Washington (“RCW”), section 43.06, the governor may declare a state of emergency; however, RCW 43.06.010 requires the governor to “find” a state of emergency prior to declaring one. When these two emergency proclamations were issued, several counties (up to 4 of 39) did not have any COVID-19 cases, and several more (11 or 15) had less than ten COVID positive cases reported the week prior to the declaration of the proclamations.