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Why Are People Refusing the Covid-19 Vaccine?

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I was an unofficial legal observer and reporter of the majority of anti-vaccine protests that have taken place in and around London.


The worldwide anti-vaccination movement has been very public with its concerns about the vaccine. The truths and facts about vaccines have become distorted. Misinformation and misconceptions about the vaccine's efficacy and safety have spread like wildfire. Some are deliberately created and disseminated with malicious intent or naivety.

Many anti-vaxxers and vaccine-hesitant are also untrustworthy of health-care workers, and their government, which is understandable.

Others don't want Bill Gates microchips inserted in them. Note; there are no comments relating to microchips, Bill Gates or 5G.

Someone asked, "What would happen if we put the efficacy and safety of the Covid-19 vaccine on trial?." The reply; "If we did with scientists, epidemiologists, doctors, and the government as a witness for the prosecution and defence, it would never end. New investigations, new studies, and the long-term effects of the vaccines are still concluding — playing out because the truth is, the vaccinated population are test subjects. In addition, who would they choose for the judge and jury, the vaccinated or unvaccinated people?"

Another responded to that question with, "the jury is out. The vaccines have already been on trial, and they have been approved by medical doctors and scientists. They are safe and effective. Anybody that thinks or says otherwise is simply delusional".

If the truth is known, no one knows 100% the whole truth. However, leaving the judicial system aside, the following comments are what people have said about the vaccines, and why they will never be vaccinated.

Table of Contents

  • Why are People Refusing the Covid-19 Vaccine? (The Anti-Vaxxers)
  • Scientist says a Coronavirus vaccine in just 12 months is 'fake news'. Video
  • Doctor explains why he will not be vaccinated. Video
  • Nurse willing to lose her job to avoid getting the vaccine. Video
  • 10 biggest anti-vaccine celebrities: Donald Trump, Jim Carrey and other Video
  • Doctor warns; the majority of vaccinated patients could die within three years. Video
  • What Have the Vaccinated People Have Said About Those Who Are (Vaccine Hesitant)?

Why Are People Refusing the Covid-19 Vaccine?

While researching this subject online, I found two articles with the titles, (The two key reasons people refuse to have a Covid vaccine) & (Six reasons Americans aren't getting vaccinated). However, there are numerous reasons.

The following "45 statements" are conversations I collated and recorded from various social networking sites, forums, posts and anti-vaccine protests.

  • "The government and news told everyone that North Vietnam attacked the US Navy back in 1964. Anyone saying anything different was a conspiracy theorist. Well, it turned out that North Vietnam did not attack the US Navy in 1964. The conspiracy theorist said that the war was a proxy war with the communist. The war was to stop communism from spreading, like a pandemic, through the use of violent revolution. A conspiracy theory is a term used by propagandists to discredit anyone not supporting the mainstream story. The same ultrarich and power elites are playing the same game they always play. Only the names change in these centuries-old games. Armageddon 2040."
  • "It took 5 years for the connection between thalidomide taken by pregnant women, and the birth defects and miscarriages to be linked to the drug, meanwhile it maimed an estimated 20,000 babies and killed 80,000."
  • "I have a right to express my opinion. I’m not anti anything. I decide what medicines I take. Not a Prime Minister, not a Health Minister, and certainly not the Chief Health Officer, or even my doctor."
  • "Anti-vaxxers is a label thought up by propagandists. Most people are not against vaccines. They are against this specific vaccine due to it being experimental and having many adverse reactions."
  • "Why would I take a vaccine that many police officers, healthcare workers, firefighters, pilots, teachers, nurses, doctors, NASA employees, truckers and many other occupations won't take?"

Scientist says a Coronavirus vaccine in just 12 months is 'fake news'

  • "They want to kill us all with experimental gene therapy. Nothing is free, that vaccine will steal your liberty and your body away."
  • "There haven't been enough studies to know how it will affect anyone long term, especially unborn babies. And mandates for a virus with less than a 2% fatality rate, which is less than the flu, are reckless and unwarranted. This mass vaccination campaign is a huge experiment on the public the likes of which we’ve never seen before."
  • "If some countries are under-exaggering their covid infection and death numbers to show the world they are under control. And others were exaggerating their numbers, it's either to make more money from the vaccines, or have more control over their citizens by lockdowns and mandatory vaccines."
  • "Ten days after my first AZ vaccine, I had an ischaemic stroke with a platelet level of 105. Do I think I had the second vaccine? - I’ll let you guess. Would you? And there is nothing I can do about it as the UK government gave AZ immunity from any prosecution. Now I wonder why AZ needed that. There are loads more to come out about this, but I’ll never find out. Only 30% of people who have had ischaemic strokes survive more than five years, and I’m six months into it already."
  • "Vaccines that are mass-produced chemicals can be contaminated, improperly processed or cheaply made. Those people who claim their kids have been harmed may well be telling the truth."

Unvaccinated Doctor explains why he will not be vaccinated

  • "I have heard many scientists debating whether vaccines cause autism or not, If they don't conclusively know, how should I?"
  • "The central bankers and our corrupt imposed dictators that are working in collusion to commit mass genocide, to eradicate to exterminate the biggest part of the population. Un-Agenda 21. Re intro at Paris climate conference in 2015. When 196 nation states gave up their sovereignty to the UN green agenda. And agenda 21. 90% of the population must be eradicated for the other 10% to survive. The Zionist Rothschild central bankers UN Agenda 21. It's nothing to do with climate, nothing to do with over population. They hate us. Fact."
  • "FDA suddenly approved and in record time too, but far too fast and something nonsensical like the government must be in on it with Big Pharma and is politically driven instead of based on science."
  • "When in history have you see your governments bribing its citizens to take untested medications? They are forcing these half-arsed medications on the entire population, including those who aren’t at risk."
  • "Please don't label me as an 'anti-vaxxer' or 'covid conspiracy theorist.' I am highly educated with serious and legitimate concerns."
  • "I think we should imprison the people who caved to the demands of a psychotic New World order genesis and a fake senile president and then stuck out their arms to allow this jab of certain death to be injected into the bloodstreams."

One of the many anti-vaccine London protests attended; COVID-19 sceptics wave conspiracy theory placards in London: 'Experimental Covid vaccines kill'.

  • "We know these vaccines contain huge amounts of graphene oxide or nanoparticles. This injection is a gene therapy designed to change our DNA and cull the herd. Certain frequencies will affect these nanoparticles via artificial intelligence."
  • "When I read the New England Journal article, I almost fell out of my chair," said Dr Scott Halstead, who has studied dengue for more than 50 years with the U.S. military. When Halstead looked at the vaccine's safety data in the clinical trial, he knew right away there was a problem. For some children, the vaccine didn't seem to work. Halstead says, "it appeared to be harmful. When those kids caught dengue after being vaccinated, the vaccine appeared to worsen the disease in some instances. According to the report, 472 people died after receiving a Moderna vaccine, while 489 died after receiving a Pfizer vaccine. Additionally, five people died after receiving a jab from an unknown manufacturer. The Epoch Times' data, showed 489 people had died after receiving a Pfizer shot and 472 died after receiving a Moderna shot - China’s practice of producing virus with a contagious period of 120 days, after which the virus reverts to a non-lethal stage. Once the virus is at this stage, there is no reason for facemasks or vaccinations."
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Nurse is willing to lose her job to avoid getting vaccine

  • "Getting the jab doesn't guarantee that you won't get Covid, the CDC even admits that. And you can most definitely still die even after getting the jab. So I say no jab for me.
  • "I’m 74 and in the end stages of COPD and Emphysema, and I Flatly Refused the mRNA vaccines.
  • "My wife got all three shots and still came down with Covid. So your shots flat out don’t work. I’m around her all day, every day, and I’ve not got Covid, or if I did, I thought it was just the flu for about a week. It didn’t kill me!"

As fact checked by Reuters: The experts argue that "a conservative death rate of 1% would therefore make Covid-19 at least 10 times as deadly as the flu, and therefore “significantly more lethal” than the common cold."

  • "Some Christians feared that it was being forced & may have been afraid that it may be a precursor to getting the mark of the beast.
  • "The covid vaccines cause AIDS. There is HIV in the covid vaccine. Internet search “BBC admits they use HIV to make the covid vaccine”. Internet search “Covid vaccines cause AIDS: Proof -” Internet search {Pathologist summary of what these jabs do to the brain and other organs}
  • "I guess we have to wait 50 to 75 years to see what is really in the vaccine. I won’t be around much longer anyhow."
  • "We are not against vaccines. We are against unsafe and poorly tested vaccines and excessive vaccination for profit that harms vulnerable individuals."
April 22, 2022 Statistics.

April 22, 2022 Statistics.

10 biggest anti-vaccine celebrities: Donald Trump, Jim Carrey and others

  • "What will it do to the female's reproductive system? How does the vaccine affect fertility? What about causing early pregnancy decline in sperm production."
  • "Many people are better off with gaining natural immunity, something that has proven to be well over 10x stronger than the vaccine in the short term and long term against mutations of the CV-19 virus."
  • "Do I want to inject a brand new, hurriedly developed, unproven (in both safety and efficacy) substance into my body? Hell no!"
  • "What is really in the vaccine? For the 95% never needing vaccination, they are subjects of a very unethical social experiment."
  • "Being forced to take an experimental nanotechnology product is reprehensible."
  • "I want to wait and see if the COVID vaccines have long term side effects that we just can’t know about yet because they’re so new."
  • "I'm worried about parts of the vaccine crossing the blood-brain barrier and causing neurological issues. Ditto for the ovaries and causing fertility issues in young women, and that the cure (vaccine) will turn out to be worse than the disease (covid)."
  • "Usually, any substance requires from 9 to 12 years of extensive testing, and even then only 1 in 5,000 is approved. How long were this flu’s “vaccines” tested for"?
  • "No amount of money would tempt me to risk my health with an experimental medication. Like the pro-abortion Democrats say, my body, my choice."
  • "The fact that the government is offering money to people to take it, tells me that something is wrong."
  • "Aborted fetuses are being used in vaccines. Toxic chemicals are being used in vaccines. WHO knows what else is in the vaccine!"
  • "The death toll from the jabs is just starting. Real unbiased scientists are saying that everybody that’s been jabbed will be dead within 3 to 10 years."
  • "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved one of the most sought after vaccines in recent decades. It's the world's first vaccine to prevent dengue fever — a disease so painful that its nickname is "breakbone fever." The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, is aimed at helping children in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories where dengue is a problem. But this vaccine has a dark — and deadly — history. One that has led to criminal charges in the Philippines, sparked national panic and fuelled a massive measles outbreak that has already killed more than 355 people. The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is {EudraVigilance}, verified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and they are now reporting 36,257 fatalities and 3,244,052 injuries following injections of four experimental Covid-19 shots: From the total of injuries recorded, almost half of them (1,540,852 and counting) are serious injuries."
  • "Do I want to take a chance with vaccines that can cause a serious allergic reaction, including Anaphylaxis? Myocarditis and pericarditis. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia. Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Guillain-Barré Syndrome, or any other very rare or new side effect, which is the reality? No! I'd rather take a chance with Covid."
  • "The mainstream media rarely reports any adverse reactions, but they are there. Far more than you think."

The 'Control For Diseases' (CDC) website says, "reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem."

Doctor warns; majority of vaccinated patients could die within three years

  • "The vaccine was engineered to match the original strain of COVID. That strain does not exist any more. It is extinct. Delta was only slightly affected by the vaccine. When Omicron came, it was a new disease and did not affect vaccines. NONE! It also obliterated Delta and the original COVID. As such, the vax has no medical purpose whatsoever."
  • "Everyone should get out of it, mainly because they do not work like vaccines used to do before 2019 when they passed level 7 classifications. This lot cannot pass a level 3. Nor give guarantee money back that they will work."
  • "I can tell you exactly why those elderly idiots refused the vaccine: They are all down the right-wing nutjob rathole. They want nothing to do with anything any Democratic president asks them to do. It is brainwashing, right-wing nutjob religion."
  • "Vaccines literally inject you with an illness and disease you could possibly have no association with just to fight it off."
  • "I am elderly (67) with a respiratory condition. Yet, I can see no reason to risk potentially fatal side effects of Pfizer's useless snake oil that will only increase my chances of getting infected (yes, COVID quack-cine has negative efficacy). I may have underlying comorbidities, but I am not suicidal. In my opinion, my chances are better without an experimental concoction. And I am free to take my chances."

The states, "the current vaccines have been tested on adults of various ages, as well as those with long-term conditions, and appear to be safe. Vaccines are one of the most effective public health interventions going. However, some groups of people and individuals should avoid being vaccinated for now.

What Have the Vaccinated People Have Said About Those Who Are Vaccine Hesitant?


Below are (19) comments that vaccinated people have said about the vaccine hesitant.

  • "There is no vaccine hesitancy in the US. There is, instead, vaccine hostility. A large swath of those unwilling to be vaccinated are those who do so for religious reasons. Fetal tissue from abortions long ago has been propagated in labs and used in the production of these vaccines".
  • "Most components of the Covid-19 vaccines have been tested since the 1990s. Their safety profile is known. The claim that these are untested or experimental vaccines is an outright lie."
  • "I don’t want to say anything. I respect their decision. It is their life, their body, and their choice. If you’re any kind of real friend, you’ll accept and respect that."
  • "Since I am not a psychologist or expert on modern folklore, I am not the person to attempt an explanation of why so many people today are opposed to vaccination. What I am is a scientist. I have spent most of my adult life doing biomedical research, with a particular focus on infectious diseases and the mammalian immune system. I played key roles in discovering and developing several drugs that are now being used to treat people with viral diseases. So I am qualified to have an expert opinion about vaccines. My evidence-based opinion of vaccines is that the vaccines currently recommended by public health authorities are among the most cost-effective lifesaving medical interventions ever invented."
  • "Hysteria, social media, and false data and information drive the anti-vaxxer movement. It is all based on the falsified research of Andrew Wakefield, a discredited English doctor who made-up information to sell his vaccine back in the 1990s. There was supposedly a link between vaccines and autism. This has been disproven, but people hang their hats on it anyway, despite the clear scientific research that refutes it. Social media and celebrities have managed to use scare tactics to get people on board with their quackery."
  • "There is some selfishness involved, yes, but I don’t believe that selfishness is the primary motive. I just don’t believe they are thinking. They are incredibly misinformed, and within all that, yes… selfish."
  • "You’re not a hero if you don’t get vaccinated. You’re incredibly ignorant."
  • "If you can go back in time, to when some of you were born, polio was taking perfectly healthy children and putting them in wheelchairs and leg braces, and they were the lucky ones."
  • "For those of you who were "holding off" on getting a vaccine until it is fully FDA. I can tell you that on August 23, 2021, FDA announced the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, known as the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine "has" been approved."
  • "To be honest, I think it’s reasonable to not force someone to inject something into their body if they don’t want to, however unscientific their reasoning. My main beef is that many anti-vaxxers seem to have moved beyond the issue of vaccine safety to just plain abstinence."
  • "You don’t want to be injected with a substance that concerns you? Fine. But, it won’t kill you to wear a mask in shops and sanitise your hands for the greater good, will it?"
  • "I don't mind if people remain unvaccinated, but I beg them to practice social distancing wherever possible, and please wear a mask or visor."
  • "I think it was perfectly reasonable to be hesitant to get the vaccine against Covid-19 in spring 2021."
  • "It was much less reason to be hesitant in the fall of 2021 when millions of people already had been vaccinated, and no severe side effect was apparent. The vaccination had proved to be safe and effective. There is no such thing as a “long term effect” of a vaccination, apart from immunity."
  • "I do have sympathy because it’s obviously something that is causing them anxiety. However, I don't think it's entirely rational. If they look at the best evidence we have, they should feel more anxiety over the effects and side effects of Covid than they do about side effects of the vaccines, and the rational thing to do is to get vaccinated."
  • "In summer 2022 it does not matter much any more. If you were not vaccinated by now, you were probably infected once or twice. Apparently you were lucky and survived. Lucky you! It might be still useful for you to get vaccinated, but the public won’t care. This is now just up to you."
  • "I have considerable sympathy for them. Being obliged to allow yourself to be injected with what other people say is good for you goes right against the grain for me. However, in a pandemic to be vaccinated is to be part of our united community action against the disease. It’s a matter of not letting other people down, or expecting them to carry the burden for you."
  • "I have zero sympathies. Hesitancy is born of the same lack of education about vaccination as anti-vax. With so much public health information about vaccines available, ignorance is no excuse."

More by this author: What Do People Think of Those Who Refuse the Vaccine, Aka, the Antivaxxers?This is a direct message to all those who have refused the vaccine.

© 2022 Tony Sky

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