by Sharon Rondeau
(May 27, 2022) — In a May 18 tweet highlighted by former Newsmax journalist Emerald Robinson on Tuesday, Fox News “America Reports” co-anchor John Roberts asked a likely unexpected question: “anyone out there having chest pain after getting the booster..?”
Whether or not Roberts was asking on his own behalf or another’s or simply conducting anecdotal research is unclear. However, in the past Roberts tweeted his “excitement” about having received the vaccine and that he was eagerly awaiting the time when he would be able to obtain a booster shot.
Those comments came on October 18, 2021 in the wake of the death of former U.S. Army general and Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was reportedly “fully vaccinated” but passed away from complications of the disease. Powell also suffered from an advanced form of cancer, public reports said.
After hearing of Powell’s passing, Roberts initially tweeted, “As we all know, the FDA is now recommending boosters for certain people, and I personally know a number of people who have had breakthrough infections – some of them, quite troubling. Yes, Powell had myeloma, but I was still stunned to hear of his passing from COVID….”
All three of Roberts’s October 18 tweets on the topic captured by the Huffington Post at the time appear to have been deleted.
In a February 2, 2022 article, USA Today recounted 65-year-old Roberts’s revelation of having received a pacemaker. “The electrical circuitry in my heart was going bad, so I’m now battery-powered,” he told co-anchor Sandra Smith that day. At that time, he said, he was “maybe 75% but hope to be 100% soon.”
He previously received a stent to open a passage to his heart, Roberts said, the year of which has been reported as 2018.
As Robinson noted in her Substack column, Fox News was a recipient of money from the federal government to promote COVID-19 vaccination to the public. In attempting to deal with push-back over his remark about Powell, Roberts informed his audience that he “did a PSA on Fox encouraging vaccination for those able….” and in another that, “I plan to get a booster as soon as possible.”
Robinson reported having counted more than 4,000 replies to Roberts’s May 18 query as to “chest pain” following the booster in which the responses were either in the affirmative or described other side effects believed to have stemmed from COVID-19 vaccinations. As of this writing, her article has been replicated by numerous outlets.
For many months, America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), the Front Line Covid Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), and the Global Covid Summit, in a declaration containing the verified signatures of more than 17,000 medical doctors and scientists, have been issuing calls for an end to mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and a return to science-based medicine, which they believe has been lost in the rush to produce a universal solution to the COVID-19 “pandemic” declared in March 2020.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports some adverse events following COVID-19 injections which do not appear to reflect the severity, up to and including death, which many individuals are reporting.
In a paper published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in June of last year, while the authors laud “genetically engineered vaccines” as “the most critical solution for controlling the pandemic,” they also state that “With the growing number of vaccinated people, more and more adverse effects are being reported, including adverse events not described in medicinal product characteristics. The report we would like to present describes a very rare case of pancreatic injury and suspected acute pancreatitis that occurred shortly after administering the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty) to a young and healthy patient.”
The day after Roberts’s issued his now-removed tweets, Reuters reported, “More than 1,300 COVID vaccine-related injury claims are now pending before an obscure government tribunal, which to date has decided only two such cases, one involving swelling of the tongue and throat following the jab, the other alleging long-lasting, severe shoulder pain.”
With rare exceptions, three roundtable discussions hosted by U.S. Ron Johnson (R-WI) focusing on the vaccine-injured in their own words as well as the government’s response to the pandemic have received little media coverage other than a “fact-check” from CNN regarding Johnson’s citing of data in VAERS, the government’s reporting system for vaccine injuries, or the claim that he has spread “misinformation” and “medical conspiracy theories.”
In a “draft” Substack post available on its website, FLCCC reported earlier this month that “The FLCCC and CDC found something to agree on.” Expounding, the post continues, “It took a while. A lot longer than any of us thought it would, in fact. And although it wasn’t how we imagined it might go, and certainly not how we suggested, the Centers for Disease Control recently came to a bold conclusion — one the FLCCC has been championing all along: ‘Early treatment works.’”