Many people around the world are getting COVID injections. But many are also disinclined to do so. Christian Elliot is a personal trainer, and life and health coach and his recent blog post entitled “18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine” has gone viral. It’s very well-referenced and fact-based. Today Christian explains why he wrote this blog and he gives us his top reasons for not getting the jab – including the fact that all three major vaccine candidates cause blood clots, that Fauci himself has admitted that vaccines do not stop transmission or infection, and that there are a large number of adverse vaccine reactions and deaths that are going unreported.
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If you are someone who has chosen to not get the COVID vaccine, how do you explain your decision to others? What reasons do you give that justify your choice? Our guest has shaken the internet with his blog post entitled 18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a Covid Vaccine. His post has been viewed by millions and has caught the attention of the so-called fact-checkers who are attempting to invalidate all of his points, so we figured we’d have him on the show and hear him out. Our guest is Christian Elliot. He is a certified personal trainer, life coach, health coach and nutrition expert. He covers some of the reasons he will forego the injection, including the fact that all three major vaccine candidates cause blood clots, and how Fauci himself has admitted the vaccines do not stop transmission or infection. Also, how most adverse vaccine reactions and deaths are underreported. Christian is also skeptical of the huge psychological and promotional push to convince the public that getting the jab is a good idea.
Welcome to the show, Christian.
Thank you for having me, Hilda.
You said you had COVID. What was the experience like?
I had a little bit of a fever but no respiratory issues. I just did not feel well at all. A few days later, my sense of smell is completely gone. My sense of taste is gone. I could not even smell raw ginger or an open bottle of vinegar. It wasn’t easy. On the short of it, it felt like a good cold. You get one every often and you deal with it. That was my experience. It wasn’t something that physically I was ever nervous about. We did the basic things you do with vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D, and taking good care of ourselves nutritionally with broth, etc.
That’s what I liked about your article because you said there should be more scientific debate on the efficacy of masks and lockdowns. In other words, what measures are we taking that are being helpful, and are they helpful? Apparently, there is this little debate. Why do you think that is, Christian?
There are several hypotheses or ways I could go with that. Maybe the short answer is we live in a world where he who has the money makes the rules. If you get enough money and you get enough influence, your agenda can rise to the top and you can buy the votes or you can buy the neglect of information that would be contrary to what you’d want to say. You can hide information or you can censor information that you don’t like. That’s why the different social media titans that get subpoenaed is just a dog and pony show. There are no ramifications for the obvious bias and censorship that they are inflicting on the rest of us. It’s unfortunate that we live in a world where he who has the money makes the rules.
If we recognize that, part of the solution is then, how do the good guys here create a better model? How do we come up with a way that doesn’t just bow to whoever can write us the biggest check? Instead say, “Let’s create a model that makes these heavy-handed, whether it’s censorship or dictatorial governors, irrelevant. We’re going to go about our life and we’re going to build a better way.” Why are they doing it? They know they can’t win an argument and they know that if they have to go into public discord, it’s easier to try to shut somebody up than it is to let them talk it out. Let fair-minded people evaluate evidence on their own and come to their own conclusions. It’s more profitable to do the opposite. That would be my guess.
Did you know that the #NaturalImmunity has been censored or monitored by Instagram? They said it’s been used to get misinformation out. I’m like, “Natural immunity is what we should be shooting for.”
Exactly. I did not know that particular nugget. I do know the World Health Organization tweaked its definition of herd immunity to include vaccines and not natural infections, which is shocking to me. There’s a push to redefine terms in favor of the one narrative that is approved. When you know that 50% to 70%, more likely toward the 70% of all funding for mainstream media comes from pharma, it should not surprise us then that they get to do things like that. They get to change definitions. They get to tell us what we need to think. They get to tell us what the headlines are. Much of media has become an extension of the agencies or the corporations that want us to behave in particular ways as far as I can tell.
Going back to that point about the World Health Organization and herd immunity. Can you break that down a little bit? What do we use to understand as the definition of herd immunity and what are they saying?
We used to have a definition of herd immunity at the World Health Organization. The herd immunity was the result of a large enough segment of the population either becoming naturally infected or in their words, becoming vaccine-enhanced immunity. They assumed the vaccine is creating some level of immunity. It’s either of those two, natural infection or vaccine injection that are creating herd immunity. The concept that enough of us in the herd have had exposure to a particular pathogen and the virus finds a dead end. It has nowhere to go. They did change that. They took out natural infection as one of the other options to get to herd immunity. Now it is only vaccines that can get us to herd immunity, which to me smells funny.
It’s reminiscent of that book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, where they change the definitions of things like ￼freedom is slavery and war is peace. It’s all convoluted by people with power or means who can choose to change terms. Asymptomatic used to mean you are healthy.
It’s funny to say we need to take a vaccine for something that we have to even take a test to know if we’re sick. It baffles me that asymptomatic has now become this danger to other people as if me being healthy is somehow not helpful for you. What the people perpetuating this COVID narrative have is they have a lot more money and better marketing. They have a deep understanding of human psychology and they wield those tools effectively.
It’s interesting that you say that because I saw that the CDC was behind the push for people to post pictures of themselves post-vaccine with a band-aid like, “I got it.” This was something they suggested that people do. It’s not like they just came up with it on their own that everyone thought, “I’m going to show off that I got a vaccine.” Somehow, they got the ball rolling on that and then it took flight.
There was an effort to go to academia and say, “What are the different psychological levers we can pull to help convince the population that they should do this?” Whether it’s guilt or whether it’s being a part of a tribe or whether it is for health reasons. There has been a concerted psychological element to try to talk the public into these risky products that have not gone through proper safety testing.
Let’s back up. You got COVID and your father got COVID. Some family members did as well. Some people might say, “Are you not into getting a vaccine because you’re a COVID denier?” You’re not a COVID denier. You never thought it wasn’t a real thing.
I do understand the difference between the germ theory and the terrain theory. The idea that this virus has not passed Koch’s postulates, I get that. I also know that I got sick of something, whether there’s a level of toxicity that was unmasked or what the reality is. As far as I can tell, real virus and fake pandemic is how I’ve come to think about it. Something made me feel terrible, but something threw my dad for a loop and I am grateful that we found real help that could get him well. I’ve been in the natural health realm full-time since 2005. My backstory is I healed from something that half a dozen medical doctors couldn’t help me with. It was a chiropractor who turned my life around. When that happened, I had this moment of like, “What else am I not being told about how the body works?” It rooted in this fairly deep-seated skepticism of pharma and the systems. I thought, “If they’re not telling me this.”
To me, they’re not acting out of character here. It’s part of that bigger narrative. Whether that relates specifically to your question of germ theory versus terrain, it’s still something that I experienced. I had different experiences as part of plugging into that system of like, “Seriously? You won’t give me anything to help with this?” Pivoting then to America’s Frontline Doctors. If there’s any entity that could restore my hope and faith in the medical system, it was those people. They are kind and generous and they follow up like crazy. They are trying to help and they also are embarrassed at what their institutions are doing. I was honored to meet them.
Did you meet them personally?
No. I met them over the phone and had several conversations back and forth about what was going on with my dad, the different medications they knew or the supplements, or the basic healthy habits you can practice and little tips and tricks here. That was my experience with them.
You said you had some mistrust of pharma. You pointed out in your blog posts that many of the major vaccine manufacturers are felons. Can you explain that a little bit?
Any industry, to be fair, if you get big enough, you’re going to have lawsuits come down and you’re going to have to litigate here and there. What’s particularly concerning to me about pharma is that they go to court and lose and have to pay hundreds of millions or billions of dollars in fines because they took to market something they knew would cause injury or death and they did it anyway. The reason we know that is because they can be sued and we can look at the documents that produce that information. The challenge with these vaccines is you can’t get that info.
The logical leap someone has to make in their mind is to say, “They wouldn’t do that with vaccines.” Sure, they have a criminal record and evidence that these people would do things like that where they can get caught. We have this idea that somehow vaccines are made by angels and they fell out of heaven and could do no wrong. The people who produce them are all above board when they’re convicted felons. I would have hoped for that to change somewhat. One, if we could repeal the 1986 Act, but two, if somebody went to jail for that rather than just pay a fine because it seems like that’s part of the cost of doing business. There’s no ramification for their actions.
In other words, they’re making enough money that it’s no big deal for them to pay a fine. It’s like if I park on the street, I might park illegally if I know, “I can afford $50. I’m in a hurry right now.” If I have a bigger plan in mind that’s going to make me bucket loads of money, I don’t have to worry about that little thing.
It’s a small example of the same problem. It’s a human nature cost-benefit analysis. In some ways, it’s Darwinian capitalism at its finest and they run with it. They pay out a fine and it’s business as usual. Until something about that changes, I am distrustful of products that are rushed to market with no proper safety testing. I don’t trust you. Especially Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer, the rap sheets are long and ugly with the things they’ve got caught doing. I don’t know how they have trust in the eyes of the public at this point.
What’s interesting with Johnson & Johnson is they did have some blood clotting and some blood issues with people who got the vaccine or the viral vector injection, which is different from the mRNA vaccines. The government in several countries has put a stop to that particular injection. Tell me what you think of this. I feel like the pharmaceutical companies are saying, “This is proof that we care because if we didn’t care, we would just keep it going.” That’s just one of several injections that they’re pushing on the populace.
I wish I could tell you that I knew how the jockeying for the dominant vaccine positioning is going and who’s going to win the day. Are Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson secretly at war with each other? I doubt they’re both sitting on the same side of the table saying, “How do we help humanity?” It is business. At the end of the day, we’re going to look back on these products and say, “What the heck are we thinking?” I came across a headline that 700 or so deaths have happened from all three vaccines. That’s a cumulative number for all three of them. It doesn’t matter which one we’re talking about. It’s the same issue that seems to be popping up. Why is Johnson & Johnson getting picked on in particular? Is it so that they can hopefully, attempt to restore confidence in vaccines? Are they doing their job protecting us? I wish I knew the answer to that, but that alone isn’t enough to make me go, “Now I trust you.” There are too many other unanswered questions here.
Point number nine of why you’re not going to get the vaccine. You don’t believe they stop transmission or infection, but the ads sure make it seem like they do.
Back to our conversation about the idea of propaganda or of being good at marketing and trying to twist words. It’s slightly accurate. Two incidents in New York and Michigan have both put up false information about what these vaccines do, or how they do or don’t stop transmission, or how safe they are and what kind of testing they’ve had. Both of them have been false and they were sent nasty warnings from lawyers saying, “You take down that false information or you’re going to go to court over this.” They both backed out. The efforts to make these seem safe because it’s the only way they’re going to win in the eyes of the public. I don’t trust pharma any further than I can throw it. To think that either of these products stops transmission or infection when that’s never what was studied
We have several different people including Tony Fauci on video saying that they don’t stop transmission or infection. If they don’t, what in the world are we doing? Can we not find a place that’s been hundreds of millions or billions of dollars to empower our immune system to lower our symptoms rather than inject us with a risky product? That doesn’t make any sense to me. It is in the literature submitted to the FDA that what we were studying was not stopping transmission or infection and how they’re able to go to the market and hint or try to word salad their way into making us think that they do is reprehensible to me.
You mentioned Fauci. Someone pressed his back up against the wall and said, “When can we stop wearing masks and doing all this distancing?” He finally said, “It’s going to take having 90% of the American population vaccinated.” I’m sure he said the figure was 70%. Why the switch?
Are you asking Fauci or me? That’s a better question for him. What goes on in that man’s head and what flip-flops in mental gymnastics he has to go through. He got cornered by a Latino comedian. It was a hilarious one. Somebody asked him on MSNBC, “What’s up with Texas? Are their death rate numbers and cases are going down weeks after they opened the whole state?” It was fun to watch him fumble around and try to answer that. “Your narrative is falling apart, Tony. At some point, just say, ‘I got it wrong. I made a mistake.’ I’d love to hear you say that,” but the guy’s pride is huge.
He carries the water for pharma. There’s a reason he has lasted at NIAID for as long as he does because he doesn’t make any of the bosses at the pharma mad. He files a bunch of patents and makes a bunch of money. It’s a cushy way to go through life. I don’t know what goes on in that guy’s head or how he justifies what he does. Hopefully, at some point, he’ll have a moment of conscience, be less prideful, talk to the American public straight, and not try to keep moving the goalposts on us. We’re all over it, Tony. Fauci fatigue has set in, “Can we please have somebody else who can be honest and truthful with us at some point?” It’s how I see it.
I appreciate your bringing to the fore some things that most people might not be aware of. One of your points had to do with the adverse reactions and the underreporting of those adverse reactions and deaths. Talk to us about that, Christian.
I’m not an expert on this, but I can read what’s been happening. Harvard did a study many moons ago which was funded by our government. It was $1 million we gave Harvard to study this. After the 1986 Act was passed, that took away liability from vaccine makers. Our government said, “We have to have some ways to monitor this and see what impact it’s having.” They created a monitoring system, and then many moons later, we thought, “Maybe we should check and see if it’s working.” Harvard did a study on it and found shockingly that less than 1% of all adverse reactions are reported to VAERS, which if you do the math on that, it’s scary and ugly.
VAERS, can you define it for those that it might be new to them?
VAERS, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, is a system that doctors are supposed to be using. Many of them don’t even know it exists. They’re supposed to use it to report incidents of any adverse reaction, whether it’s minor or major or death. They’re supposed to report that directly to the VAERS reporting systems so we have a robust database of what any given vaccine, not just the COVID, is doing inside the human body and what kind of outcomes we’re seeing as a result of that. The idea being that we could start to pivot and say, “This vaccine is producing more harm than good.”
“Autoimmunity has done this,” or, “Asthma has done that,” or, “Allergy has done this.” Unfortunately, it’s left to smaller practices to do those kinds of studies because the VAERS system is not working. Maybe in the future, they’ll get it tuned up. There is heavy pressure on them from the Informed Consent Action Network and Children’s Health Defense to answer why that system is not working. Also, why with such a dramatic series of world events, we’re not doing anything to seemingly make that system effective. It’s shocking that we’re going on business as usual and that system still doesn’t work.
Either doctors and nurses are unaware of it or the patients themselves don’t realize they have recourse. Since the vaccine companies don’t have liability, what good is it to do this reporting anyway do you think?
From pharma’s perspective, none because all that it’s going to do is show what different products they make are causing XYZ disease. We are aware of what they’re doing from other smaller studies, but our CDC won’t touch it. There’s no incentive for pharma to do it because all it will do is erode confidence in vaccines, so we might as well try not to let that be reported. To your point, it’s seeking compensation if that does happen. You have to try to go against the federal government.
Academically speaking, it might be possible to get compensated for gross negligence, but good luck trying to get through that system. If you’ve seen the documentary, 1986: The Act, you will see how ridiculously hard they’ve made it and how many loopholes you have to jump through. The compensation you do get is laughable. It’s not even worth your time. Yes, maybe you can wedge into that system to get compensated and be paid by our government, which has paid out over $4 billion to vaccine-injured people. You can’t go up against these companies and expect to get compensated or expect to get real data from their system because it’s not in their financial interest to do that, unfortunately. I wish I could say that and not believe it, but that’s what’s true.
I’m thankful that the Informed Consent group and Children’s Health Defense are standing in the gap and doing what they can to make a change for that system. I want to ask you as we start to wrap up, Christian. We can’t go through all of your eighteen reasons here, but which do you think of your eighteen reasons to not get vaccinated are the strongest or more persuasive reasons that you can give others to avoid the vaccine?
Three comes to mind. One is the complete absence of liability. If you’re not willing to stand behind your product is safe, I’m not willing to take a risk on it. The second one would be the ugly amount of litigation and being caught doing things they know would cause harm and doing it anyway. The third one is they don’t stop infection or transmission, so what in the world are they supposed to do? You get it. I read a headline that somebody that got fully vaccinated caught COVID and died. How in the world we’re not stopping the thing that we’re scared of? What in the world are these products for? Those are some of the easiest things that are in my article that can be verified and it’s covered with links if you want to go do your own research, but those would be the three that come to mind.
On that last point, some would say, “Those are the rare exceptions.” When someone dies or catches COVID again, that’s the rare case, not the general public. Most people will be protected because they’re 95% effective.
If you go look at the raw data on that, we don’t have it. We have nothing to comfort us that they didn’t just manipulate it left and right to try to squeeze out some efficacy and put lipstick on the pig that was their study. All we’re left with is, “I believe him because that’s what they said.” Show the raw data. I’ve had people email me who know how to look at raw data and they’re as upset about it as I am. We can’t look at it. Why not? What are you hiding?
￼I’m grateful that you’ve brought all of this to our attention￼. We’ll have your blog handy so people can find it and do some digging for themselves. I’m grateful too that you tell people, “Don’t just take my word for it. Look into it yourself,” and then they can come to their own conclusions. I want to ask you, Christian, the question I often pose at the end. If the reader could do one thing to improve their health, what would you recommend that they do?
I would say the best thing you can do for your health and you’ll appreciate this with your Holistic Hilda name is to think holistically. I don’t mean that in the context of health as most people consider it. Yes, your health habits are important. Your sleep, exercise, nutrition, stress management, mindset, and all of those are important to think about holistically and look at the puzzle that is your health. At the end of the day, we all have to practice the same healthy habits. We all have to drink water, enough to sleep, and manage stress, etc.
Think more holistically beyond just health habits and think about you and the context of your life. Think about the personality that you bring to the table, the past that you’ve, and the emotional traumas that you’ve had. Think about your health habits and health goals from the perspective of, “What kind of support do I have? What kind of responsibilities do I have?” None of those things is disconnected from the health that you’re trying to enjoy. Much of the drive to stay healthy and practice our health habits comes back to feeling a sense of purpose, the feeling of what we’re doing matters and feeling some level of contribution to society.
The more that you can think about your health holistically from the health habits, from the biological laws of physics that we all have to practice, but also upstream about you, what’s important to you, what you value, and also the context of your life. The reverberating effects of any one thread that you pull on also impacts other areas of life. Usually, what I find in the effort to become healthier is the latter two. It’s you and it’s the context that gets overlooked so much that it gets frustrating when you practice a healthy habit and you don’t feel like it’s helping. There was another alligator closer to the canoe that you needed to deal with first. That would be a holistic look at health as succinctly as I could put it.
Christian, thank you for that advice, for this conversation and for your courage. We applaud you.
Thank you for having me, Hilda.
About Christian Elliot
Christian Elliot is a certified personal trainer, life coach, health coach, and nutrition expert. He is an empathetic, no-nonsense mentor of achievers, and has helped hundreds of clients radically transform their health and keep it that way.
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