Repeal UW mandatory vaccination policy

REQUESTS TO REPEAL UW's MANDATORY VACCINATION AND TESTING POLICY

"WATVAX": The UW Vaccine Mandate "imbroglio" continues ...

Michael Palmer, formerly of the Department of Chemistry, UW

Michael's UW webpage was discontinued after his firing on March 21, 2022 (see below). Nevertheless, we keep his name and (inactive) link here for all to see, in honour of his courageous and tireless efforts: (1) to have the UW vaccine mandate rescinded and (2) to educate people about the dangers of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

"Helpful Heresies", Michael Palmer's new website

Edward R. Vrscay, Department of Applied Mathematics, UW

Richard Mann, Cheriton School of Computer Science, UW

"Schrodinger's Bat": COVID vaccine mandates are necessary because the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn't protect the protected.

There is a great deal of information on this site because of the old-style (medieval? fossilized?) philosophy of its "janitor" (ERV) to present everything on one page. The information on this site is organized as follows:





I. General: A short history; Some important posts and sites; The outside world is watching UW

HOW AND WHY ALL OF THIS STARTED

In response to the decision by the University of Waterloo administration to impose mandatory vaccination and testing on campus (See Section III, e-mail entitled, "Mandatory vaccination and attestation," dated August 16, 2021; e-mail entitled, "Proof of vaccination now required for campus access," dated August 24, 2021), an open letter signed by a group of 32 people - faculty, staff, students and parents of students - was sent to the UW administration on August 26, 2021 requesting that the mandatory policy be repealed. On September 2, 2021, this Open Letter was sent by e-mail to all faculty, staff and students on the UW campus. Eventually, 155 signed the Letter.

Current version of Open Letter with signatories (as of September 29, 2021)

In the opinion of the signatories of the letter, these mandates are unlawful. Any mandates involving vaccination, declaration of vaccination status and testing violate all employment contracts as well as all offers of admission that were accepted before the mandates were imposed. The rights infringed upon include those enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest law of the land.

In December 2021, a collective letter of appear from UW faculty, staff and students was sent to the UW administration:

Collective letter of appeal to UW adminstration to terminate its mandatory vaccination policy

On March 22, 2022, a former student and lecturer sent this letter to all members of UW's senior administration as well as faculty members on Senate, all Faculty Deans and all Department Chairs:

An Appraisal of the UW Vaccine Mandate by a Former Student and Current Lecturer

For a more detailed account of recent events, please go to Section II below.


SO WHERE ARE WE AT THIS TIME?

NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES (STAFF AND FACULTY) FIRED BECAUSE OF VACCINE MANDATES (as of April 23, 2022):

UW 50     WLU 0

WHY THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE?   WE PROVIDE SOME ANSWERS IN SECTION II BELOW.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

January 21, 2022: ANNOUNCING A GROUP ON "DISCORD" TO PROVIDE A SPACE FOR UW STUDENTS WHO ARE RECORDED AS "VACCINE NON-COMPLIANT"

If you have been unfairly impacted by UW's vaccine mandate, or are fundamentally opposed to it, then you are sincerely invited to join the group on Discord. There are great conversations taking place, and current members are looking forward to new ones joining the group.

You can join by following this link: UW VNC Group

For more information, please contact: lee.chandler AT uwaterloo.ca



The "MANIPULATION CHECK" on YouTube

A series of podcasts by Prof. Jeffrey Spence (Psychology, U of Guelph) and Prof. Dan Smilek (Psychology, UW)

Some previous episodes:



"MANDATE MADNESS"

A critical examination of UW's COVID-19 "vaccination requirement" by John Turri (Philosophy, UW).

Past articles include:



DISPELLING THE MYTHS REGARDING THE "SAFETY" OF COVID-19 mRNA VACCINES

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM II: "SOUNDING THE CALL," A VIDEO THAT SHOULD BE WATCHED BY EVERYONE

ON COVID VACCINES: WHY THEY CANNOT WORK, AND IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CAUSATIVE ROLE IN DEATHS AFTER VACCINATION

Note: At the times that these videos were made, Michael Palmer, MD, was still a faculty member at the University of Waterloo.



"Tea Time" Episode 29: COVID Science + Vaccine-Related Deaths With Michael Palmer, MD

In this episode of the Children's Health Defense "Tea Time" series, Michael Palmer, MD - yes, the Michael Palmer who was fired by UW on March 21, 2022 - discusses mRNA vaccines, spike proteins, heart and lung health, vaccine-related deaths and more. Dr. Palmer exposes the dangers of mRNA technology and how the body reacts negatively to it. Viewer discretion is advised.

Dr. Palmer has been a member of Doctors for COVID Ethics (D4CE) since its inception in April 2021. At the D4CE site, you will be able to find much information on COVID-19 vaccines which is contrary to that being peddled by the mainstream media, government, established health agencies, and, yes, academia.



A LESSON FOR ALL STUDENTS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS: "BAD" APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN ACTION!

A "REMARKABLE" RESEARCH PAPER WHICH HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

A paper by D.N. Fisman, A. Amoako and A.R. Tuite entitled, "Impact of population mixing between vaccinated and unvaccinated subpopulations on infectious disease dynamics: implications for SARS-CoV-2 transmission", has recently been accepted for publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). By "remarkable" we mean "remarkably bad" from a mathematical modelling perspective. Most unfortunately (yet quite typically), the media has used the paper to continue its assault of the "unvaccinated" - see for example the CTV News article entitled, Being with unvaccinated people increases COVID-19 risk for those who are vaccinated: modelling study Here are posts by researchers Byram Bridle (University of Guelph) and Jessica Rose (Technion Institute) which take this paper to task (in other words, they shred it) and ask the CMAJ to retract it: Anyone remotely familiar with mathematical modelling knows that the behaviour of solutions can be very sensitive to the parameters used in a mathematical model, especially a nonlinear model. As such, it would seem prudent to investigate the sensitivity of solutions with respect to the parameters of a model, if not theoretically then at least numerically, before making any definitive statements about solution behaviour. This was NOT done by the authors of this paper.

Indeed, both Bridle and Rose have focussed on a key parameter in the model, the so-called baseline immunity among the unvaccinated, which we'll call BI. Fisman et al. assumed the value BI=0.2. And the basis for their assumption? Just an assumption, with no reference to any scientific papers! Both Bridle and Rose have cited a paper which suggests that BI is 90%, i.e., BI=0.9. Each of them then used the authors' software to compute solutions corresponding to the value BI=0.85. And what did they find? THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE FISMAN ET AL. PAPER ARE REVERSED! In other words, COVID-19 transmission is occurring disproportionately from vaccinated people, as opposed to the authors' original claim that unvaccinated people are the culprits.

Another parameter of concern in the Fisman et al. paper is the "vaccine effectiveness", VE. The authors employed the value VE=0.8 which Bridle and Rose consider to be unrealistically high. The reader is referred to the critiques by Bridle and Rose for more detailed discussions. Given that Byram Bridle is a vaccinologist, his critique covers a number of "flaws" or "issues" from the scientific point of view. Jessica Rose, who has been trained in Applied Mathematics, views the Fisman et al. paper from the perspective of mathematical modelling. Indeed, all students in Applied Mathematics who work in the area of mathematical modelling are encouraged to read Dr. Rose's critique. It is very well-written and incisive. Jessica's article should, in fact, be included in any course - and textbook! - on mathematical modelling.

A side note: It would be interesting to investigate the behaviour of solutions to the Fisman et al. model for the entire range of values 0 < BI < 1, keeping all other parameters constant. Is there a bifurcation point BI* at which the behaviour is reversed? And, of course, it would be interesting to see how BI* changes as some of the other important parameters - in particular the vaccine effectiveness parameter VE - are changed.




IMPORTANT SITES

Concerned Students of Ontario

If you are a concerned active or potential student, faculty or staff at a post-secondary insitution in Ontario, do not hesitate to reach out! Facebook @csont.ca



The following sites are excellent sources of "non-misinformation", i.e., information, about COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian Covid Care Alliance

Doctors for Covid Ethics

America's Frontline Doctors

Children's Health Defense

Steve Kirsch's Home Page

This is a remarkable ``treasure trove'' of information. See especially Steve's "Vaccine resources" page: Vaccine resources

COVID Chronicles by Dr. Byram W. Bridle, University of Guelph

The Brownstone Institute for Social and Economic Research



The following sites are excellent sources of information on ways to fight back against vaccine mandates

Liberty Coalition Canada

Taking Back Our Freedoms

From the TBOF site:

Our appeal is to both the Coronavirus-19 (C-19) vaccinated and the unvaccinated, to stand together for Freedom and Choice, and to demand of our elected officials to take steps to bring a quick end to the so-called ‘C-19 health Emergencies’ along with their unlawful ‘Mandates’.

We assert that The Supreme Law of Canada is The Constitution (Sect 52 of the Constitution Act 1982) and not Federal or Provincial edicts, laws or regulations.



THE OUTSIDE WORLD IS WATCHING UW

Here are some reports on UW's vaccine mandate from elsewhere





II. Most recent events associated with the UW vaccine mandate "imbroglio"

(for earlier events, please go to Section III below)

AN APPRAISAL OF THE UW VACCINE MANDATE BY A FORMER STUDENT AND LECTURER

On March 22, 2022, a former student and lecturer sent this letter to all members of UW's senior administration as well as faculty members on Senate, all Faculty Deans and all Department Chairs:

An Appraisal of the UW Vaccine Mandate by a Former Student and Current Lecturer



THE UW ADMINISTRATION ACHIEVES AN ALL-TIME LOW:



THE NET SCORE (as of April 23, 2022)

NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES (STAFF AND FACULTY) FIRED BECAUSE OF VACCINE MANDATES

UW 50     WLU 0

WHY THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE?   IT'S NOT JUST A DIFFERENCE IN NUMBERS.   IT'S A DIFFERENCE IN ATTITUDE AND RESPECT.



WHAT IS UW'S "VACCINATION REQUIREMENT" REALLY ABOUT?

SOME INSIGHT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING FACTS:



THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS REGARDING UW'S "VACCINATION REQUIREMENT"

SOME HAVE BEEN ASKED - AND ANSWERED - AT "MANDATE MADNESS"

MORE HAVE BEEN ASKED IN A DOCUMENT SENT TO MEMBERS OF UW'S BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND UW'S SENATE, REQUESTING THEM TO INVESTIGATE MATTERS CONCERNING UW'S MANDATE:

Request to UW Board of Governors and UW Senate to investigate President Vivek Goel conflict of interest, April 3 2022

From LifeSiteNews.com, May 4, 2022: Professors push for 'conflict of interest' probe into university president's COVID vaccine advocacy

HERE IS THE RESULT OF THE "INVESTIGATION" PERFORMED BY THE UW BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

B of G reply to formal request conflict of interest

Clearly, the "investigation" provided no answers to the questions raised in the formal request.



UW PRESIDENT VIVEK GOEL ISSUES A "STATEMENT ON OPEN AND CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE"

Statement on open and constructive dialogue from President Vivek Goel May 5 2022

Some former UW employees who were fired because of "noncompliance" have responded to President Goel's "Statement":

  • Terminating 50 employees (and counting) AFTER being 'officially' notified that your position is no longer tenable by the Province, and being officially asked to discontinue by a superior authority - is like a country being notified that a conflict/war has ended and being bound by a peace treaty, but then days later dropping a nuke on a segment of the population that you were previously in conflict with.

    And thereafter asking for an open, respectful, civil and ethical community...

    Well, logically the President does make some sense since all dissenters/divergent opinions have been eliminated/terminated and so now we can move on with, what he believes is some type of community consensus? I guess that's how all dictators that 'made it in the big leagues' must have reasoned to themselves and justified their actions? ....

  • Well said (in response to previous comment). To think I was once proud to work for UW which is now a cesspit of authoritarianism.

  • I can't see any good signs at all in this memo. Why is it necessary now to remind people that freedom of speech has limits, that they can't just say what they feel like? What is the occasion? The "pandemic" again - really?

    It is corporate nannyism at best, intimidation at worst. It will promote what it ostensibly bemoans -- self-censorship. That, to me, seems very much its purpose.

  • When I received this email...at first, I laughed out loud and then I began slowly cringing at his blatant hypocrisy. These are bold yet meaningless words coming from someone who has ironically..enabled the bullying, othering, harassment, discrimination and ultimately, the marginalization of so many people at UW. I think he was definitely threatened by being called out at the recent senate meeting and is now transferring his fear of feeling "bullied" onto the general population at UW. Also, thank you to everyone who spoke up at that meeting and who has continued to stand for what you believe in all this while, although it may not be easy. Your actions give me and many others hope and are not going unnoticed. You are making an amazing difference.

    His words are twisted and purely hypocritical. I'm living proof that he doesn't care about engaging in open conversation about anything at all actually, as he has yet to respond to an email I sent him long ago concerning me feeling harassed by one of his employees, for which nothing at all was done. I'd ignore him all together, as it's clear that he was always a joke, never in favour of any debate whatsoever, clearly externally incentivized, and cowardly in all his actions and responses. Again, my apologies if I sound "hateful," but I have way more respect for we, the people who have been speaking our truths...than someone like him...who is supposed to be serving us...the many students and individuals who have been unconditionally devoted to education...and he has clearly failed to do so. Thankful for you all.

    "The truth will set you free." John 8:32





III. A history of the UW vaccine mandate "imbroglio"

When the open letter was written and sent to the UW administration and ultimately to as many members of the UW community as possible, we thought that it would of particular interest to those at UW who felt that they would be negatively affected by the UW administration's mandatory vaccination and testing policy, i.e, those who refuse, for whatever reason, to be vaccinated or tested. Of special concern were those staff members whose duties require their presence on campus. Based on a number of messages that we received at that time, it was understanding that should these people refuse to be vaccinated or tested, they might lose their jobs. We invited those who have such concerns to consult the following resource at action4canada.com:
action4canada.com/notices-of-liability-covid-related-business_mask_jav_pcr-testing_etc

The situation then became much more serious. On September 8, 2021, a staff member from Plant Operations was asked to LEAVE CAMPUS because of his refusal to be vaccinated or to be tested. See updates below.

Important information for any employee who has been asked to leave the UW campus

Steps to Police Reporting

A chronological account of the major events

A very dark day for the University of Waterloo

An even darker day for the University of Waterloo

The darkness at UW continues: First faculty member to be suspended

A ray of light shines through the darkness at UW: Faculty member is "unsuspended" and reimbursed for pay withheld, with apology from UW for not acting in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement

A modest proposal for an alternative disciplinary process for noncompliant faculty members

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM II: "SOUNDING THE CALL" A VIDEO THAT SHOULD BE WATCHED BY EVERYONE

ON COVID VACCINES: WHY THEY CANNOT WORK, AND IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CAUSATIVE ROLE IN DEATHS AFTER VACCINATION



A COLLECTIVE LETTER OF APPEAL FROM UW FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS TO THE UW ADMINISTRATION TO TERMINATE ITS VACCINE MANDATE

Most current verion which includes statistics of COVID infections in Ontario for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons (December 2021)

Collective letter of appeal to UW adminstration to terminate its mandatory vaccination policy



A MOMENTOUS EVENT IN CANADIAN HISTORY: THE "TRUCKERS' FREEDOM CONVOY" TO OTTAWA

On Thursday, January 27, 2021, the portion of the convoy which began in Sarnia passed by Kitchener on Highway 401 East. Here are a couple of photos of the convoy taken from the Conestoga College walkover bridge at 2:30 p.m. that day.

    

Here is a short video of the convoy taken from the bridge

UW Communications: Beware of "protests planned in Waterloo this weekend"


Some "UW mandate resisters" peacefully protest the Emergency Measures Act in front of the Waterloo riding office of Liberal MP Bardish Jagger on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

Video of a speech by Dr. Joe Pharaon (PhD, Applied Mathematics - Mathematical Biology, UW 2020) at the protest

(Prime Minister Trudeau revoked the Emergency Measures Act that day.)

Interview by Waterloo Region Record reporter



For later events, please go to Section II, "Most recent events".





IV. Other information (under construction)

Some noteworthy letters from the past