Merriam-Webster, the dictionary company that has built a reputation for pandering to the “woke” crowd and embracing leftist government mandates, has quietly played their own role in pushing the Covid-19 “vaccines” out to the general public. They added a new definition to their listing for the word “vaccines” to match what’s currently being offered to the American people to fight the coronavirus.
NOQ Report first discovered this by accident. It started with an innocuous Tweet I posted and a comment that followed.
Isn't whether or not these are vaccines a matter of definition? It is to Merriam-Webster, at least. pic.twitter.com/oSA0FVIFLy
— Pete Finnegan (@Pete_Finnegan) April 27, 2021
It struck me as odd that the (b) definition seemed to match perfectly with the Pfizer and Moderna versions of the Covid vaccines. According to the dictionary, a vaccine is “a preparation of genetic material (such as a strand of synthesized messenger RNA) that is used by the cells of the body to produce an antigenic substance (such as a fragment of virus spike protein).”
The CDC website has a conspicuously similar way of describing the vaccines: “COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the “spike protein.” The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.”
But that’s not how Merriam-Webster used to define “vaccines.” A search on Archive.org reveals that the last snapshot of the page before the pandemic did not list the (b) definition for “vaccines.”
Neither the words “mRNA” nor “spike protein” appear anywhere on the page.
For weeks, the expectations have been systematically lowered regarding the efficacy of the “vaccines.” Once considered a pathway to immunity and eventually a return to normalcy without lockdowns, face masks, and social distancing, the bar continues to be lowered. Many are still being told to wear face masks, keep their businesses closed or limited, and maintain safe distances from other people whether we’re vaccinated or not.
Twitter posted a trending topic last week that used very discouraging language to set our expectations even lower. In a post titled, “Vaccination helps reduce the transmission of COVID-19, according to studies and health experts,” the self-proclaimed Big Tech arbiter of truth said, “COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness due to the virus in those who have received them, according to medical experts. While the research on transmission rates and susceptibility among those already vaccinated against COVID-19 is ongoing, medical professionals and health officials advise that all Americans receive a vaccine once they become eligible in order to help reduce the spread of the virus.”
The whole purpose of vaccinations is not to “help reduce” infections. The purpose has always been understood to be near-complete elimination. This is why we rarely see cases of polio or measles. Some vaccines may be slightly less effective, perhaps 98%, but what we’re seeing with the Covid vaccines isn’t even close. The numbers are hard to pin down properly with everyone from the CDC to mainstream media doing everything they can to keep the real information suppressed, but the fact that so many people continue to get sick after taking the vaccine (and often BECAUSE of the vaccine), it’s no wonder companies like Merriam-Webster are trying to give credibility to them while companies like Twitter run cover.
It isn’t uncommon for our language to evolve based on new information. Words get redefined to match a changing world. But this move seems conspicuously political as if an agenda is in play that needs support. Merriam-Webster is happy to oblige.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $4100 per month in order to maintain operations.
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