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To The Entire Westford Board of Health: RESIGN NOW

To The Entire Westford Board of Health: RESIGN NOW

Individuals who do not stand up to authoritarian government on behalf of their local constituents are not fit to hold public office.


Friends & Neighbors,

Believe it or not, the divisive indoor mask mandate imposed by our local Board of Health – as misguided as it was – was not that body’s most egregious violation of trust and true scientific leadership in recent weeks.

Several weeks ago White House medical advisor Anthony Fauci, while discussing a prominent study out of Israel, readily acknowledged that “natural immunity [from COVID-19] provides a lot of protection, even better than the vaccines alone.”

Validating highly ignored scientific reports, several J&J / Pfizer scientists recently conceded the same thing:  “When somebody is naturally immune … they probably have … more antibodies against the virus.” Another remarked, “You’re protected most likely for longer since there was a natural response.” Alluding to a lack of any long-term studies and the infinitesimally low mortality rate for young individuals, one warned against vaccinating children:  “It’s a kid, you just don’t do that, you know? Not something that’s so unknown in terms of repercussions down the road, you know?”

Also coming to terms with the fact that COVID-19 poses a significant risk only to certain populations, Norway recently downgraded its official approach, now treating the virus “as one of several respiratory diseases circulating with seasonal variation … This means that the control measures that will be applicable for various respiratory diseases will require the same level of societal preparedness.”

At the same time, CDC Director Rochelle Wolensky was admitting to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that vaccination “cannot prevent transmission” of COVID-19.

This is all science-based information that either alleviates fear and/or undermines the rationale supporting a strategy of universal vaccination as a tenable solution to the ongoing pandemic.

Moreover, this is information that the BOH is clearly not interested in making Westford residents aware of.

Perhaps, in normal times, it could be argued that it isn’t the BOH’s responsibility to inform the town of every medical angle. However, two weeks ago the BOH was reminded that the State of Massachusetts is currently coercing Westford residents – particularly young students – to get vaccinated under the threat of indefinite school masking if they fail to do so. At the same time, the BOH was made aware of a new study declaring that “the two main COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States are more likely to land teenage boys in the hospital than COVID-19 itself.” Preliminary data from a recent Nordic study echoed similar discovery, causing both Sweden and Denmark to suspend “the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups … [based on] a suspicion of an increased risk of heart inflammation.”

Every member of the BOH decided to ignore the suggestion that it is incumbent upon them to quickly make certain that Westford residents are as informed as possible while being coerced to vaccinate their children.

It truly doesn’t matter how much the BOH is in disagreement with all these studies and statements, or how many counterpoints they could make. The fact of the matter is that they all represent serious and real data consistent with previous scientific observations.

In fact, scientific dispute is basically the point here.

Managing one’s life through the COVID-19 era is complicated, marked by millions of different people with their own unique circumstances and personal considerations. Unfortunately, we are being guided through these complex times by individuals devoted to the idea that a simple solution exists for everyone:  Vaccination.

Get that damn vaccine” is how one exasperated official put it during a public BOH meeting last month, while openly disparaging Westford residents who have chosen to forgo vaccination.

If there is ever a time when local elected leaders are obligated to arm their constituents with the whole truth, it is when they are under severe pressure from high-level government autocrats.

Unfortunately, it has become obvious that the entire BOH is a monolithic body in full agreement with the State’s policy prescriptions – group-thinking bureaucrats that simply find this one-size-fits-all solution worthy of an authoritarian nudge.

Westford residents deserve elected leaders with the discipline to recognize a calling that is superior to their own personal whims – people who are appalled at top-down government force, and willing to stand up for our kids and our town’s autonomy.

Westford can do better than state collaborators who ignore anything that might undercut a strategy of universal vaccination, and who contribute to an overall toxic environment of irrational fear and contempt for one's neighbors.

For these stated reasons, every member of the Westford Board of Health should resign immediately.

Please sign this petition that aims toward such an outcome. Thank you.

Travis Rowley
22 Newport Drive

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