African Americans need to start asking serious questions about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, between 11a.m and 1 p.m, there will be a major demonstration in front of Pfizer headquarters in Manhattan located at 235 E 42 Street near Grand Central Station. The purpose of this demonstration is to heighten awareness about the dangers and questionable effectiveness of these COVID vaccines.

There is a major effort underway to target African Americans, among a few other groups, to take this COVID vaccine. We are seeing advertisements geared towards encouraging African people to take this COVID vaccine. We are seeing politicians and others also pushing this agenda. The question becomes, given the well documented history of medical racism against our people, should we blindly trust these efforts to get us to take these COVID vaccines?

Here are some facts about this vaccine that every African American needs to know and research. The actual name of this virus is: SARS-Cov 2, even though most people call it COVID or COVID-19. We have been told that it is a type of coronavirus which is very common and believed to contribute to some people getting the common cold.

What most people do not know is that scientists have been trying to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus for decades, but they have consistently failed. When they have been tested on animals, typically ferrets, the animals would get very sick and die horribly. When they have tried this type of vaccine on humans, many people became very sick and there were a lot of deaths. I first learned about this in an interview I did with Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and I was shocked. This interview is available on the Children’s Health Defense website.

Given the terrible pain, suffering and deaths that coronavirus vaccines have caused in the past, it is no wonder that this COVID vaccine has not been tested on animals. This is because if they did test it on animals and the animals became very sick and died, no one would take the vaccine! Animal testing is a critical step in trying to assess the safety of a vaccine or other drug. What they have done instead is literally turned humans into guinea pigs and lab rats! They do not know what the full range of side effects will be in the short- or long-term. There are concerns that these COVID vaccines may cause cancer, paralysis, sterility and many other things. In addition to Pfizer and Moderna, there are literally hundreds of other COVID vaccines in development which will bring their own unique set of adverse reactions.

Vaccines are normally tested for years before being approved to go on the market. Even then, there are all types of serious adverse reactions that vaccines cause. This is why the government has paid out over 4 billion dollars for injuries and deaths that vaccines have caused and this amount is estimated to be only 1% of the total number of the serious adverse reactions and deaths that vaccines are responsible for. The COVID vaccine has been rushed to market in less than a year making it impossible for anyone to know what the side effects will be in a year or 5 years or more. There is no way for them to know.

Not only has this COVID vaccine been rushed to market, it is using an experimental mRNA technology which may actually change the human genetic code! This is like something out of some futuristic horror movie. These scientists are literally trying to play God by fooling around with human genetics. This is like opening Pandora’s Box, and once it is opened there is no telling what new terrifying diseases may be unleashed on the human race.

What many people need to also know is that the Food and Drug Administration has only approved these COVID vaccines for emergency use. This means that these COVID vaccines have not been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. Fortunately, for now, no company or organization can force people to take this vaccine. Of course, this could all change in 6 months or so.

The biggest question that every African American needs to ask themselves, is why do they need to take a vaccine for a disease that has an over 99% survival rate! Most of those who have died have been very elderly individuals in their late 70s and 80s who were already sick with cancer, pneumonia and other life-threatening diseases. Average healthy people are doing fine.

This is only the tip of the iceberg! Everyone needs to come to the demonstration in front of Pfizer on Wednesday, Jan. 13. As one of the organizers of this event, I can assure you that we have a fantastic lineup of speakers. Our speakers include Dr. Palesvsky MD, Dr. Dave Rasnick PhD, Mary Holland—attorney, along with politicians, community activists and I will also be speaking.

—Curtis Cost is the author of “Vaccines Are Dangerous.”