This post is my response to the January 8, 2022 Letter to the Editor of the Elk River Star News written by Lea Iverson, Elk River. Mrs. Iverson states that this message is to the unvaccinated and she sounds like a representative of the pharmaceutical companies.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: When I posted this response last week there were many issues raised by Mrs. Iverson that I could not take time or space to respond to. This article by Colleen Huber from August 2021 covers many of the other issues, and more, why taking the “Shot” is not a good decision. Are the COVID vaccines bio-weapons?

I will take each of the five areas she lists and provide additional information and comments along with reference sources.

“The following are reasons a family member, friends and neighbors have given for not being vaccinated. This message is for the unvaccinated.”

  1. Too new — not safe. The COVID vaccine has gone through rigorous testing! The FDA has fully approved it, just like other vaccines available to us. It has been administered to over 9 billion people in the world; almost 1/2 the world’s population is fully immunized. It has demonstrated its high efficacy preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death — saving lives! The vaccine is a modern day miracle! Thank you to all the scientists and staff who labored intensively to discover this vaccine and continue to discover other live-saving medicines!

The truth is, this “vaccine” is not a true vaccine, it did not pass rigorous testing and is NOT fully FDA approved.

Not a True Vaccine

About September 6, 2021 the CDC changed the definition of the term vaccine to “better fit” what is being provided as a COVID vaccine.

Here is what was listed as of July 6, 2021 from the WayBack Machine Archive.

Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

Here is the current version listed on the website today.

Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

The medical-dictionary at provides a long list of vaccines, the COVID “vaccine” is not on the list. They also provide another definition of a vaccine.

“A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen, such as a bacterium or virus, or of a portion of the pathogen’s structure that upon administration to an individual stimulates antibody production or cellular immunity against the pathogen but is incapable of causing severe infection.”

There are three COVID-19 vaccines listed as approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. They are the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The CDC says there’s a preference for the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) COVID-19 vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson one which is a modified cold virus.

The FDA reported that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received full FDA approval on Aug. 23, 2021 and is no longer under emergency use authorization (EUA). However, that is not totally true. Only the new product, marketed under the name Comirnaty was approved. A search on the term, Pfizer-BioNTech brings up This Link to the Pfizer Website where they post in large letters the following…

In late August 2021 when I was looking up all the data around the FDA’s news release, I found something very interesting. A search on the term Comirnaty gave results for the product already being used in Europe. One of the websites I found it on was the European Medicines Agency in The Netherlands.

It’s interesting that news reports after August 23, 2021 seldom if ever talk about Comirnaty as the shot being given to people, only the Pfizer-BioNTech product.

You can read more about what I refer to as theFDA Shell Game on this website: Two Things Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You About FDA’s Approval of Pfizer Vaccine

Worldwide Vaccination Rates?

When you don’t provide reference information you can just drop any information you wish to. I guess that Mrs. Iverson did that regarding Worldwide Vaccination Rates. She made the statement that, “It has been administered to over 9 billion people in the world; almost 1/2 the world’s population is fully immunized.” I’m not sure how you give 9 billion people the shot when the current estimated world population is about 7.9 billion.

You can see from the image below that 59.6% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That is a long way from “almost 1//2 the world’s population is fully immunized.”

Also notice, “Only 9.5% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.”

Saving Lives?

The Truth is, not everyone has severe side effects from the COVID shots but, 10’s of thousands have had Adverse Effects and Thousands have Died from the shots.

2. Side effects — The side effects from the COVID vaccine that have been reported are mild and go away in 1-2 days. “Myocarditis and pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, particularly in males ages 12 through 17 are rare.” There is no correlation or proof that the COVID vaccine causes swollen testicles or magnetization of the body.

The reports of Adverse Reactions to the COVID shots are mounting by the day. Nearly everyone you talk to knows someone who had a terrible reaction after receiving a COVID shot or booster. Many have also died after a short period of time after a shot or booster.


New data has just been released looking at myocarditis in young males after mRNA vaccination. Its findings should be alarming to anyone paying attention with specific focus on the shortcomings it has exposed in regards to the CDC’s significant undercounting of cases.

445 Athlete Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues,
261 Dead, After COVID Shot

“It is definitely not normal for so many mainly young athletes to suffer from cardiac arrests or to die while playing their sport, but this year it is happening. Many of these heart issues and deaths come shortly after they got a COVID vaccine. While it is possible this can happen to people who did not get a COVID vaccine, the sheer numbers clearly point to the only obvious cause.” READ MORE

I don’t believe that the mother of this little baby thinks any longer that the COVID shot is a “modern day miracle!” This little guy went from being a healthy and happy baby to being, unable to move his body, from the neck, down, after taking the shots. He was part of the “rigorous testing” during the vaccine trials.

Here are several more reports of those who were injured by the COVID shots.

12-year-old Paralyzed by COVID Jab.

The Agony of Having to Learn to Walk Again.

Record Numbers of Pregnant Women Dying From High Blood Pressure.

Young girl with Shakes and Paralysis After the COVID Shot.

I could provide you with hundreds of other stories, true stories from people who have been injured or have died from the shots. I think this gives you an idea of what can happen to those who choose to take this shot.

Is it a Worldwide Conspiracy?

3. The government is trying to control us. There have not been any small devices injected through the vaccine or serum to mind alter or control the recipient by the government. “FACT: The first two COVID-19 vaccines to be authorized by the FDA contain mRNA and other, normal vaccine ingredients, such as fats (which protect the mRNA), salts, as well as a small amount of sugar. These COVID-19 vaccines were not developed using fetal tissue, and they do not contain any material, such as implants, microchips or tracking devices.” Other myths are dispelled in the following article.

The tool that is used most often to put down, shame, and ridicule those with opposing views it to use name calling. We have seen an explosion of terms being used in the past two years. Anti-vaxer, it’s just a conspiracy, your are a racist, you want to kill people because you won’t take the shot. The Nazi’s used the term, “Dirty Jews” to claim that the Jewish people carried a disease and should be kept from the general public.

If you don’t think the government is trying to control us, look at what the Biden Administration is trying to push forward to require businesses with over 100 employees to take the COVID shot. The US Supreme Court just ruled against that, for now.

How about those lockdowns of churches and businesses in 2020 and into 2021. They may again resort to forcing closures and loss of jobs to thousands. Or, they may try to do what is now happening in Australia and proposed for Washington State, isolation camps for those with COVID or for the unvaccinated.

Are you aware that what we have been undergoing since early 2020 was planned ahead of time? This has been referred to as a Plandemic!

This is part of what the Elites of the World are calling, The Great Reset.

The Great Reset is not a conspiracy theory, it is in fact a conspiracy to reshape the world, not just the United States, into a new vision for the future. The COVID Plandemic gives those powerful leaders the opportunity they have been planning and waiting for.

Here is the Event 201 website.

Rockefeller Foundation Paper Published in 2010 Predicted How a Pandemic Can be Used as an Excuse to Establish Global Authoritarian Power. Lock Step

These COVID-19 vaccines were not developed using fetal tissue…” If you think that is true, watch this video.


Freedom of Choice?

4. My body my choice; we are allowed to make our own decisions in this country. This freedom is truly a gift to our nation and each of us. However, your decision not to be vaccinated affects negatively all the rest of us who have been vaccinated and long for this pandemic to end. You have the key to ending this pandemic! This pandemic has become the pandemic of the unvaccinated. 90-plus percent of people who are in the hospital and dying are not vaccinated. You continue to allow this virus to spread and mutate. By NOT being vaccinated you put yourself in grave danger of severe sickness, hospitalization and death. You overwhelm our hospitals and exhaust the medical staff. You take a bed of someone else who needs to be in the hospital because you don’t have to be there. It is your choice.

America is still a Free County according to our U.S. Constitution. But the gift of freedom is more than something written in our Constitution, it is a gift from God to those who will receive it.

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Gal.5:1

Bible Gateway

If you have chosen to be yoked to the lies of “safe and effective” or that there is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” don’t try to include the rest of us in your slave trade!

“…your decision not to be vaccinated affects negatively all the rest of us who have been vaccinated and long for this pandemic to end.” So, if you are vaccinated and the vaccine protects you from COVID, how can someone who is NOT vaccinated negatively affect the vaccinated? I hear this from Joe Biden, Dr. Fauci, the CDC and all the Mainstream Media talking heads. But no one has provided medical evidence that a unvaccinated person can pass the virus to someone who is vaccinated.

“On Friday, September 17, the CDC published a study that refutes the common claim that Covid-19 is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Coauthored by more than 50 MD’s and Ph.D.’s, the study contains data on the vaccine status of adults hospitalized with Covid-19 at 21 U.S. hospitals across 18 states during March to August of 2021.

“The story behind the talking point that Covid-19 is “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” is a textbook case of how false statistics are born and proliferate. Hence, it provides valuable insights about the dangers of blind trust and how to recognize deceitful rhetoric.” READ MORE

Reasons for Not Getting Vaccinated

5. I haven’t gotten around to it, too busy and didn’t think the virus was that bad. None of these excuses are reasons nor are they valid. “Where there is love, there is always time.” And the virus is bad: 1,000,000 Minnesotans have contracted the disease. Over 800,000 deaths have happened in our country. 9/11 terror attack lost 3,000+ souls. This is 267 times worse! We lost a wonderful young father and neighbor to COVID. Losing just one person is too much.

First, let me say that I am sorry that people you loved and cared for were lost to COVID Mrs. Iverson. That has happened way to often but there is a difference between dying Of COVID or dying with COVID. I won’t get into that now but anyone interested in finding the REAL differance between the two are welcome to research it.

I will close this out by sharing the video below. I can’t change your mind if you want to continue to believe that our US Government, the Big Pharmaceutical companies, CDC, hospitals and the Mainstream Media outlets are telling you the truth. We used to believe and trust many of these sources.

Remember when we started with… 15 DAYS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE?

Listen to these people share their stories about what their lives are like after taking the shot. It’s about 1 1/2 hours long.

If you know friends or family who still have questions about getting the shot, please share this. My prayer is that if you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, that you seek Him with all your heart. The worst thing than dying with COVID or from any other reason is dying without Jesus. Just tell Jesus you want to know Him, that you need Him and ask Him to be the Lord of your life.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John

John 3:16-17

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By Henry Griner

For over 25 years I operated my business, Mission Springs Marketing, where I helped ministries and churches, non-profit organizations and local businesses with their online operations and websites. As of December 31, 2022, I closed my business. I will still work on my own websites but will devote most of my time to family and ministry work with my wife Leslie.

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