Profiles in Courage In The COVID Era

By Neenah Payne

In EPISODE 309: BUSTED on March 2, Del Bigtree, host of The Highwire which airs online on Thursdays from 2-4 PM ET, explained that the corporate media is now confirming many of what used to be called “conspiracy theories” during the COVID era. Del congratulated his audience for their courage during what he called “the most sophisticated propaganda campaign in history” funded by $10 billion dollars and supported by the legacy media and Big Tech. The campaign was designed to convince everyone to go along with the myth of the “asymptomatic carrier”, masks, lockdowns, social distancing, PCR tests, hand sanitizers, and COVID shots even for 6-month-old babies who were at zero risk of COVID.

The show linked to 10 myths told by COVID experts — and now debunked, the 2/27/23 New York Post article by Dr. Martin Makary a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Martin Markary

Dr. Makary testified before Congress on what went wrong during the COVID era.

Senate Subcommittee: Examining COVID Policy Decisions 2/28/23

Preparing For the Future By Learning From the Past: Examining COVID Policy Decisions

Witnesses and Testimonies

  1. Jay Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of MedicineStanford University
  2. Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D.Professor of Medicine (on leave)Harvard University
  3. Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H.Chief, Islet Transplant Surgery & Professor of SurgeryJohns Hopkins University
  4. Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., MACP (Minority Witness)Executive DirectorAmerican Public Health Association

The Great Barrington Declaration

Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Prof. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University, and Prof. Jay Bhattacharya created The Great Barrington Declaration in October 2020.

From October 1-4, 2020, the American Institute for Economic Research hosted a remarkable meeting of top epidemiologists, economists, and journalists to discuss the global emergency created by the unprecedented use of state compulsion in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is The Great Barrington Declaration which urges a “Focused Protection” strategy.

Dr. Makary’s book The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It was published on Amazon on 6/8/21.

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New York Times bestseller Business Book of the Year–Association of Business Journalists

From the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system–and the people who are saving it–now with a new Afterword by the author.

“A must-read for every American.” –Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBES

One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation’s leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble.

Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and its elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine’s noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.

The Price We Pay offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well–a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.

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Dr. Marty Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and health care expert at Johns Hopkins University. He writes for The Wall Street Journal and served in leadership at the World Health Organization. Marty is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for his most recent book, The Price We Pay, which has been described by Steve Forbes as “A must-read for every American”.

A public health researcher, Dr. Makary leads efforts to improve the health of communities and focuses on the “re-design of health care” to make health care more reliable, holistic, and coordinated, especially for vulnerable populations. He leads national efforts to increase medical transparency and lower health care costs for everyday businesses and consumers.

Clinically, Dr. Makary is the chief of Islet Transplant Surgery at Johns Hopkins and is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at over 25 medical schools, has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.  A graduate of Bucknell, Thomas Jefferson, and Harvard Universities, he completed his surgical residency at Georgetown University and his specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Makara is also the author of the 2013 book Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.

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Every once in a while, a book comes along that rocks the foundations of an established order that’s seriously in need of being shaken. The modern American hospital is that establishment and Unaccountable is that book.”–Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated.

Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande’s bestseller The Checklist Manifesto. A Johns Hopkins surgeon and professor of public health, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he’s also been a witness to a system that frustrates doctors and patients alike.

Dr. Makary describes the problem and presents disruptive innovations from success stories around the U.S.  The ideas are powerful, but even more important, they are home-grown by the doctors on the front-lines of American healthcare. Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.

Dr. Robert Malone: Fifth Generation Warfare

Dr. Robert Malone is the inventor of the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID shots. He is the President of the Global COVID Summit of 17,000 doctors.

The Physicians Declaration Calls COVID Policies “Crimes Against Humanity” shows that Thousands of medical professionals declare COVID policies “Crimes Against Humanity”



Pandemic Post Mortem: The Truth Vs. The Narrative with Dr. Robert Malone

At the start of the pandemic, Dr. Robert Malone had faith in the medical system he had worked within for decades. When vaccines were approved, he got double jabbed. To this day, he is still trying to heal from the injuries he received as a consequence of that decision.

Dr. Robert Malone has been courageously outspoken during these trying times, and as a result has been mercilessly attacked, slandered, and censored. This despite the fact that he is an internationally recognized scientist/physician and the original inventor of mRNA vaccination as a technology, DNA vaccination, and multiple non-viral DNA and RNA/mRNA platform delivery technologies with about 100 scientific publications and whose work has been cited over 12,000 times.

On this podcast, we discuss the latest data and talk about a wide range of topics, including; the mechanisms of toxicity, 5th generation warfare, and what it means to be a warrior in our time.


Jennifer Sey, Levi’s Former Chief Marketing Officer

Del interviewed Jennifer Sey , former Chief Marketing Officer at Levi. When Jennifer  spoke out against school closures on social media in 2020, the firestorm it led to ended her 20+ year career at the $6 billion company when she was scheduled to become CEO which would have earned her $40 million a year!.

Jennifer is the author of Levi’s Unbuttoned: The Woke Mob Took My Job but Gave Me My Voice which was published on Amazon in November 2022.

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Jennifer Sey was on track to become the first woman CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. As the President of the Levi’s brand, she was widely celebrated as a versatile and inspirational leader who had helped save the iconic brand from bankruptcy.

Formerly a self-described “left of left of center” progressive, she was beloved as the embodiment of the company’s “profits through principles” ethos. But everything changed when Sey publicly opposed the closure of San Francisco’s public schools at the height of the pandemic. In response to her ‘wrongthink, ‘ management gave her a choice: shut up or leave. She decided that defending at-risk children was more important than the job that she loved, and so she resigned. After more than two decades at the company, she gave up her professional future in order to retain her voice.

In Levi’s Unbuttoned, Sey recounts her remarkable journey from U.S. National Gymnastics champion through her rise up the corporate ladder at Levi’s. As the highest profile executive to fall victim to the cancel culture engulfing America, her story is an inspiration for all those who, in these difficult times, feel pressured to remain silent on their most fundamental beliefs. The more Americans who stand up to “woke-ism,” the better chance we have at creating a truly equitable and inclusive society. Principles and integrity matter. Ultimately, they matter more than anything else.

Perhaps Jennifer’s best interview was with Jimmy Dore.

Jennifer Sey was a high-powered executive at the Levi’s corporation with an inside track to become the company’s next CEO. Then the pandemic hit and Sey spoke out against extended school closings.

As she became a more prominent spokesperson for the science that suggested kids should be back in schools, she increasingly came under fire from others inside the “progressive” Levi’s corporation and was told she needed to quell her activism. When she refused, she was given the opportunity to take a big payday to leave and keep her mouth shut, but she refused.

Jimmy talks with Sey about her experience inside what she describes as a corporate “cult” where anyone expressing even the slightest deviation from the accepted narrative about COVID was sharply rejected and marginalized.

Jennifer’s four kids were in public schools which were closed during COVID. However, her co-workers at Levi who criticized her position had their kids in private schools which remained open! So, it shows the enormous hypocrisy of their position and forcing her to leave her job. Dore refers to Jennifer’s interview with Fox News linked to below where Jennifer explains that she moved from San Francisco to Colorado.

Yesterday I Was Levi’s Brand President. I Quit So I Could Be Free

I turned down $1 million severance in exchange for my voice

By Jennifer Sey 2/14/22



The former Levi’s executive tells The Ingraham Angle that school closures are causing voters to rethink party alignment.

In the video below, Jennifer discusses the same three groups David Icke said are key to every totalitarian situation. It is the classic Bell Curve.

[T]here are three types of people. Two of the groups are responsible for every tyranny in history. The third group is responsible for ending every tyranny in history.

Group #1: Those who mindlessly accept anything authority tells them without question. “Oh, there’s a deadly virus”. “Yes, there’s a deadly virus! We’ve got to have the fake vaccine so it will protect us from the fake virus.” They will just do whatever they’re told and think whatever they’re told to think.

Group #2: Those that don’t want to do what authority tells them, but they are terrified of not doing so because they fear the consequences.

Those two groups together have been responsible for every tyranny in history. Fascism is not imposed by fascists. There’s never enough of them. Fascism is imposed by the population acquiescing to fascism. See Nazi Germany. So, if anyone says “What can we do?”  Well, you can get off your bloody ass, stiffen your backbone, and stop being a bloody wimp! That’s a start! Look your children and grandchildren in the eyes and tell them what you were doing when fascism was introduced. “Oh, I was keeping me mouth shut.” Or even worse — “I was trying to get that David Icke bloke banned who was warning us about it!”

Then, there’s Group #3 that has ended every tyranny in history — the true Renegades of this Human Family — those who see that they are being lied to, who see where this is going and refuse to cooperate. The people who understand the most powerful word in the English language — ‘NO! NO! NO!’ English language or any other language: ‘NO! No! Not doing it! Not cooperating!

Jennifer says the only solution is for the middle group to speak up because that’s where the majority is. She said, “Courage begets courage. One person really can inspire others”. Jennifer encourages people to just ask a question or to challenge one policy. She says, “Critical mass happens one person at a time” and points out, “The whole world can change overnight”. Jennifer urges “those who are silent to join us and speak the truth that you see with your own eyes. Don’t let them tell you that a lie is true. Everyone can do it. Everyone has to do it”.


Jennifer mentions the film Anecdotals.

A compassionate exploration of the nuanced vaccine debate. While the vaccine debate grows more divided, those with adverse reactions get stuck in the middle.


In March 2021, after receiving my Pfizer shot, I couldn’t feel the left side of my face for a month. Eighteen months later, electric shocks and muscle weakness continue. Unable to receive the 2nd dose, I am amongst a group of partially-vaccinated people who have been outcast from many aspects of society with no empathy. We’ve been censored and told it’s unethical to talk about our stories because we are just anecdotes.

This movie provides a glimpse into the lives of the Anecdotals–those of us whose lives have been changed drastically by taking the vaccine. It also reflects on the division and politics that prevents us from getting much needed care. Anecdotals is a personal journey that focuses on questions, not answers, and people, not politics.

Elite Gymnast

However, COVID wasn’t the first time Jennifer faced the woke cancel culture. Jennifer’s 2009 book is Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics.

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I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of.” —Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast

Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America’s elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.

Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

Professor Desmet: The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Why Joe Rogan’s Interviews on Mass Psychosis “Broke The Internet”  explains that Belgian psychologist Professor Mattias Desmet, author of The Psychology of Totalitarianism, says the world is going through a “Mass Formation” (psychosis). Desmet is a psychologist, statistician, and professor at Ghent University in Belgium. His book helps explain why so  many people accepted the COVID narrative without question.

In the video below, Prof. Desmet says the challenge now is to find the solution to the psychological crisis of alienation that led so many people to accept the totalitarian COVID policies. He points out that in addressing that malaise, we can come out of COVID better off than we were before.

In Mattias Desmet about Mass Formation and modern society, Tucker Carlson explained that Dr. Robert Malone, creator of the mRNA technology used in the COVID shots, introduced Prof. Desmet’s theory of “Mass Formation” (psychosis) during his interview with Joe Rogan in December 2021. Desmet says loneliness is the root cause of the group think because it gives people a sense of belonging. He explains that the West got off on the wrong track during the Enlightenment when science became based solely on the physical and ignored the spiritual reality.

Major Publications and Gates Repudiate COVID Policies/Shots

Newsweek: It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About COVID and It Cost Lives | Opinion

‘Finally’ The Lancet Acknowledges Natural Immunity Superior to mRNA COVID Vaccines.

The Lancet is finally acknowledging what doctors and scientists have been gaslit for saying for years — that natural immunity provides superior protection to experimental vaccines,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief litigation counsel for Children’s Health Defense.

Bill Gates is not a doctor, was not elected or appointed to any position. However, because of his wealth, he is featured by the legacy media as a “philanthropist” and the global health czar. Gates told the world in early 2020 that we could not go fully back to normal until almost all 7.5 billion people got the rushed, poorly-tested, novel, gene-altering, multi-billion-dollar COVID shots issued illegally under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs). EUAs are not legal if effective treatments are readily available. It was known in early 2020 that vitamin D, vitamin C, HCQ, Ivermectin, and budesonide were inexpensive effective treatments for COVID. The CDC stats also showed that COVID was little threat to anyone.

On The Rising, on 1/25/23, Gates discussed three problems with the shots: they are not effective, they don’t protect against variants, and they last only a short time. He failed to mention that the shots have crippled and killed millions of people.

Also see Bill Gates secured hundreds of millions in profits from mRNA stock sales before suddenly changing tune on vaccine technology.

Confirmation of COVID Wuhan Lab Leak

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The Surprisingly Contrarian Case Against Lying About Science

The hypothesis that COVID-19 originated from a Chinese laboratory, rather than a naturally occurring jump from animals to human beings, received a major boost over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Energy, as a result of new intelligence, now considers a lab leak the more likely origin source. DOE’s conclusion carries unusual weight because, as Jim Geraghty notes, it has “a special division that, as part of its mission to track and mitigate the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, specializes in the study of biological weapons such as viruses.” The Washington Post confirms this division produced the new finding.

This hardly settles the matter — the DOE’s conclusion is made with “low confidence.” China has refused to provide the level of access needed to resolve the mystery, and the federal government’s agencies remain split on the virus’s origins. The alternative hypothesis, natural origin, remains plausible. But while the scientific resolution to this episode remains elusive, the lessons it offers about the politicization of science are quite clear…..

The government and the mainstream media recognized their error early on and have correctly treated the debate as an open question. But there remains a vocal contingent of dead-enders on the left. These critics have loudly greeted every salvo by the natural-origin crowd as definitive proof, mocking lab-leakers as cranks or racists. Many of them continue to argue that dismissing the lab-leak hypothesis as a racist conspiracy theory was correct all along….

The temptation to use ideological criteria to settle scientific questions is one that ultimately poses a threat to science itself. The correct way to follow the science is to actually follow it — not to use it as a mascot or as a justification to place your own views beyond criticism.

The Wall Street Journal

Another Turn in the Covid Lab-Leak Story

More evidence that those who derided the possibility of a man-made Chinese origin were wrong.

By The Editorial Board

More evidence that the coronavirus may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology catches up to those who derided the possibility of a man-made Chinese origin.

Neenah Payne writes for Activist Post and Natural Blaze

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