by Dr. Joseph Mercola
November 17, 2021
Major health organizations across the world have changed
several definitions of medical terms, including the
definitions for "vaccine," "herd immunity" and "'pandemic'," which in turn have a significant impact on
everyday life. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention is now considering changing the definition of
Israel and Australia have already pushed back the goal
post. Citizens must get a booster at six months after
their second jab or lose all "passport freedoms."
Australian premier Daniel Andrews has actually stated
that, going forward, life for the vaccinated will "be
about the maintenance of your vaccination status"
Updating the definition of "fully vaccinated" will also
have the side effect of skewing mortality statistics,
giving government another round of ammunition for false
claims. We've been repeatedly told that we're now in a
'pandemic' of the unvaccinated, and this lie will gain new
traction once fully vaccinated people are dropped into
the unvaccinated category, six months after their last
National Basketball Association is urging players who
got a single-dose Janssen shot as recently as two months
ago to get a Pfizer or Moderna booster, or face game-day
testing starting December 1, 2021. Players who completed
a two-dose regimen are being told to get a booster at
the six-month mark
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is
already talking about expanding its COVID-19 vaccine
rule, so that small businesses with fewer than 100
employees may also be required to force the jab on their
employees or face stiff fines. The public comment period
closes December 6, 2021
In recent years, and especially after the start of
the COVID-19 'pandemic' in 2020, major health organizations across the world have
changed several definitions of medical terms, which in turn have a
significant impact on everyday life.
In fact, were it not for the
World Health Organization (WHO) changing its definition of "pandemic" back
in 2009, we wouldn't even be in this mess.
Like the swine flu before it, SARS-CoV-2 would not have qualified as
a 'pandemic' were it not for the WHO erasing a few key words from the
Pre-2009, the official definition of a
'pandemic' was: 1,2
"...when a new influenza virus appears against which the human
population has no immunity, resulting in several, simultaneous
epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of deaths and illness."
Then, in 2009, the WHO removed the severity and high mortality
criteria ("enormous numbers of deaths and illness"), leaving the
definition of a 'pandemic' as,
"a worldwide epidemic of a disease."
By removing the restrictive criteria of severe illness causing high
morbidity and leaving geographically widespread infection as the
only criteria for a 'pandemic', the WHO has the ability to declare a
'pandemic' any time there's more cases of a given disease than normal.
Having this ability is of crucial importance, seeing how the WHO has
played a central role in the technocratic takeover we're now facing.
The WHO has emergency powers over its 194 member countries, so when
the WHO declares an international public health incident, all member
states are required to follow along "in lock step" with the WHO's
Were it not for the WHO, nations would respond to any given outbreak
in any number of ways. Trying to influence them to respond in ways
that benefit the technocracy would be like herding cats.
lockstep coordination between all the world's nations, using a biosafety narrative to control people and shift wealth distribution
on a global scale simply would not be feasible.
But there's also an even greater and more long-lasting implication
By redefining what certain words and terms mean, the
rising biosecurity state is attempting to change your perception of
what's true and what is false.
In the process, they're perverting
science into something ruled by faith, speculation and biased
The dangers of that are incalculable.
What Is a 'Vaccine'?
In September 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) shocked medical experts by changing the definition of a
"a product that produces immunity therefore protecting
the body from the disease," 4 to "a preparation that is used to
stimulate the body's immune response against diseases." 5
The key change is that a "vaccine" no longer produces immunity, so
it no longer protects you against the disease.
It only stimulates an
immune response against a given disease. This definition was
obviously contrived to describe the limited function of the COVID-19
gene therapy injections, which do not make you immune and can't
prevent you from getting or spreading the infection.
By any definition of a vaccine in use before 2021,
the COVID shot is
not a vaccine...
At best, the shot will reduce your symptoms.
also means they cannot, ever, produce herd immunity.
the redefinition of herd immunity, from being something produced as
a result of natural infection, to something resulting from
Definition of Herd Immunity No Longer Has Scientific Basis
The WHO changed their definition of herd immunity in October 2020,
likely in anticipation of the global mass vaccination campaign.
reiterate, in the past, herd immunity meant when enough people had
acquired immunity to an infectious disease, such that the disease
could no longer spread widely in the community.
Before science introduced vaccinations, herd immunity was achieved
by exposure to and recovery from normal exposures to an infectious
Courtesy of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, before
the WHO's definition of herd immunity included both
vaccine immunity and "immunity developed through previous
However, in October 2020, the updated definition dropped natural
The current definition now reads as follows:
"'Herd immunity', also known as 'population immunity', is a concept
used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a
certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached."
Adding insult to injury, they also specify that,
"Herd immunity is
achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to
This totally ignores the billions of people throughout history
who have been infected naturally with,
measles, mumps, chicken pox
and other infectious diseases,
...and who now have lifelong immunity to
those diseases thanks to their natural infection, as opposed to
vaccines that wane and need regular boosters.
Definition of 'Fully Vaccinated' May Soon Be Rewritten
Speaking of boosters, the rollout of COVID jab boosters means the
CDC will most likely rewrite the definition of "fully vaccinated" as
As reported by Axios, October 22, 2021: 8
"Currently, the CDC's definition is the following:
persons are those who are ≥14 days post-completion of the primary
series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine'...
'We may need to
update our definition of 'fully vaccinated' in the future,'
Walensky said during a press briefing."
It's not complicated to understand what such a redefinition will
It means that anyone who has received the initial single- or
double-dose of COVID "vaccine" will magically be considered
unvaccinated again once a certain amount of time has elapsed.
noted by The Atlantic, 9 the term "fully vaccinated," if redefined,
will lose its meaning.
Not surprisingly, the CDC director's comments are a complete
reversal of her position in late September 2021...
According to The
Epoch Times, at that time she said officials were not
considering changing the definition of "fully vaccinated." 10
Just one month later, at the end of October 2021, The Epoch Times
reported Walensky was now suggesting that the definition,
as boosters become more commonplace."
Coincidentally, just five days
after that, the CDC announced their recommendations for a booster
shot for everyone, even suggesting a fourth dose for certain immuno-compromised individuals.
How Is Segregation Even Remotely Acceptable?
The redefinition of "fully vaccinated" will be a means to enforce
never-ending booster shots, as your vaccine pass will expire at a
certain time after each dose and, with it, all of your so-called "freedoms."
It's quite clear that the whole idea behind vaccine
passports is to create segregation.
We're seeing this in Australia and a number of other countries,
where unvaccinated individuals are being excluded from economic and
social activities. 12,13
Australian premier Daniel Andrews has
actually stated that, going forward, life for the vaccinated will,
"be about the maintenance of your vaccination status."
That's what "life" has been reduced to now.
your vaccination status...
We're seeing the same scenario play out in Israel too, where vaccine
passports expire six months after the second COVID dose.
refuse to get the next dose, you're shunned from society like
everyone who refused from the get-go...
In Australia, individuals are even facing arrest if they don't take
the booster shots when required.
It's mindboggling to consider that
all of this is happening because of an illness that has killed just
.012% of the population and 1% of those infected. 14,15
reason it can happen at all is because certain word definitions have
been unscientifically manipulated and altered to support their
New Definitions Will Skew Mortality Statistics Too
Updating the definition of "fully vaccinated" will also have the
side effect of skewing mortality statistics, giving government
another round of ammunition for false claims.
We've been repeatedly told that we're now in a 'pandemic' of the
unvaccinated, and this lie will gain new traction once fully
vaccinated people are dropped into the unvaccinated category, six
months after their last dose.
We're already seeing this narrative roll out in Israel.
by The Wall Street Journal, 16
"unvaccinated Israelis have made up
the bulk of those severely ill" in recent days.
However, it also
states that officials attribute this to the fact that over 2 million
people have gotten the third booster shot.
This implies that far
from being completely unvaccinated, some of those counted as "unvaccinated" may actually only be lacking the third booster:
"'The most vulnerable group right now are those people who have been
inoculated with two doses and not the third,' (Israeli Prime
Minister) Naftali Bennett said in a
cabinet meeting last week, adding that they behaved as if they were
fully protected, but weren't."
In the video below, Dr.
Vladimir Zelenko testifies before the
rabbinic court in Israel about the side effects being seen following
the COVID-19 shot and the success he's had in treating his patients
with simple nutraceuticals and off-patent drugs.
testimony and their own data, health officials in Israel are still
pushing everyone to get a booster shot.
NBA Players Face New Booster Rules
In the U.S., the National Basketball Association (NBA) is now urging
players who got a single-dose Janssen shot as recently as two months
ago to get a Pfizer or Moderna booster, or face game-day testing
starting December 1, 2021. 17
Players who completed a two-dose
regimen are being told to get a booster at the six-month mark.
It was obvious that this would happen, but I think many were naively
thinking that if they just comply with the initial round of jabs,
life would go back to normal. Just get fully vaccinated and you're
The fact that nothing is going back to normal should be a
wakeup call that the initial understanding of the consequences of
these regulations was wildly incorrect.
The government in Australia is confiscating people's bank accounts
and cancelling their driver's licenses to recover COVID fines.
They're also canceling unemployment benefits and shutting down bank
accounts until people get the jab.
Such actions can be automated
once banking is tied to a digital health pass...
The shots are not about eliminating COVID-19.
They're part of a
system for mass control...
Ultimately, this system will enslave
everyone in it, as opting out means forgoing any possibility of
making a living, getting an education, buying anything or going
The truth of this will become painfully apparent once
digital vaccine passports are tied to a new digital central bank
Already, the government in Australia is confiscating people's bank
accounts and canceling their driver's licenses to recover COVID
fines. They're also canceling unemployment benefits and shutting
down bank accounts until people get the jab. 18
Such actions can be
automated once banking is tied to a digital health pass.
Perhaps now more people will start to realize that there will be no
end to the number of times they'll be required to acquiesce to
And let's not forget, each time you get the
jab, you face the potential of side effects that can disable you for
life, or kill you outright.
To force experiment on military
personnel, athletes, pregnant women and children is truly
In response to the NBA's new rule, sports
commentator Clay Travis tweeted: 19
"Wake up, sheep. The NBA is already mandating the vaccine booster
This won't ever end, we [are] going to make 100% healthy people
get COVID shots every six months for the rest of their lives?"
Along the same vein, Inner Sports founder Garret Kramer tweeted,
what planet do we continue to mandate drugs for people who are not
sick? Say NO..."
Golf champion Steve Flesch also chimed in, saying,
"This world and league is getting more asinine by the day."
We Must Unite Against Tyranny
As noted by Florida Gov.
Ron DeSantis during a recent press
conference, in which he spoke out against the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration's requirement - imposed at the behest of
Biden administration - that businesses with 100 employees or
more must require all staff to get the jab:
"To be clear about what OSHA is doing - they're clearly not doing
science, because they reject immunity through prior infection, they
reject the Israel study... that shows people who have recovered
from COVID have strong protection...
Make no mistake about it, those individuals who have gone through a
normal vaccination series for COVID, you will be determined to be
unvaccinated very soon.
They will do that.
They're going to tell you,
'You're unvaccinated and you have to get
a booster, otherwise you could face loss of employment.'
going to happen... So, this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's
going to get more restrictive.
There's going to be more power
brought to bear going forward if we don't stand up now."
As I predicted, OSHA is already talking about expanding the COVID-19
vaccine rule to small businesses of 100 employees or less as well.
NTD reported, November 5, 2021: 21
"The emergency temporary standard, issued by the Labor Department's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and scheduled
to go into effect on Friday, is presented as only applying to firms
that have 100 or more employees.
But OSHA is seeking
public comments on that aspect of the standard, and it may be
ultimately expanded to include smaller businesses, the agency
said in the 490-page document. 22
OSHA said it is,
'soliciting stakeholder comment and additional
information to determine whether to adjust the scope of the ETS,' or
emergency standard, 'to address smaller employers in the future'."
Forcing even small businesses, which would probably include the
self-employed, would be an unmitigated disaster for the U.S.
But, of course, that is the goal, so there's every reason
to assume the rule will be expanded unless the pushback is deemed
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