How Rare is Justin Bieber's Vaccine Injury and What Do Crooked Faces Tell Us About Medical Blindness?
As many of you know, Justin Bieber recently suffered a neurological injury that most likely arose from a Covid vaccine.
Steve Kirsch made a popular post on the subject, which after going viral got his Twitter account banned (for reference, if a story is disruptive to the narrative, it gets absurdly “fact checked”, while when a story directly threatens the narrative it gets censored). So far, I have only had each of these happen to me once, but it does seem to serve as a good indicator for if you are on target. To save space for this article, I will not say or directly cite anything contained within Kirsch's original post that provides a meticulous case for why Bieber’s injury was likely due to the vaccination:
One of the things that I believe is difficult to appreciate about this vaccine injury is just how rare it is. Assuming that Justin Bieber did in fact suffer from Ramsay Hunt syndrome (as opposed to facial paralysis from the vaccine that was independent of viral involvement), given his age and gender (this disease primarily affects older individuals, and disproportionately affects women) based on the only paper evaluating the frequency of this disease, my calculation is that Bieber had approximately a 27/1,000,000 chance of this happening independent of the vaccine .
For reference, within the United States, you have a 1/15,300 chance of being struck by lightning during your lifetime, and depending on the region of the country you live in, you have about a one in a million chance of being hit by lightning each year (ranging from 0.13/1,000,000 to 4/1,000,000 depending on the state). As a result, it is fair to say the likelihood of developing this disease spontaneously is in the same realm as the risk of being struck by lightning.
One ophthalmologist (this disease is often referred to ophthalmologists) on Twitter shared a personal anecdote reflective of this statistic:
I likewise spoke to a close friend (a board certified ophthalmologist) who told me they had never seen a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in their career (also see the pinned comment below from another Ophthalmologist). This is a very rare disease, and seeing multiple patients with it is not that different from suddenly having multiple lightning strikes occur to your patients.
What is Ramsey Hunt Syndrome?
If you have a competent immune system, chickenpox (the most common disease caused by the varicella zoster virus) is a relatively benign condition. However, if you become immunocompromised, chickenpox can become quite problematic. As the virus never fully leaves your system (it lies dormant in the nerves), years after developing chickenpox, during a period of weakened immunity, the virus can recur as shingles. Shingles presently affects 1 out of every 3 Americans during their lifetime and is an extremely unpleasant and painful form of the virus characterized by burning rashes that travel along the pathways that nerves follow under the skin.
In rare cases, shingles can go beyond causing painful rashes and directly threaten the nervous system. For example, 7.9% of shingles cases become herpes zoster ophthalmicus, where the eye becomes involved and there is an approximately a 1 in 10 risk of developing moderate or severe vision loss (this is why ophthalmologist are always trained to immediately recognize this disorder and aggressively treat it).
There are much rarer conditions that are also associated with shingles. These include sometimes fatal encephalitis (brain inflammation that is estimated to occur in 1 out of 33,000–50,000 cases of varicella zoster), and Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
There are three completely different Ramsay Hunt syndromes (they share a name because they were discovered by the same neurologist), one of which is Ramsay Hunt syndrome type 2, also known as herpes zoster oticus. In this form of shingles, the varicella zoster virus reactivates in the nerves of the geniculate ganglion (leading to a rash near the opening of the ear). Because the facial nerve is connected to the geniculate ganglion, the function of this nerve (and sometimes the nearby vestibulocochlear nerve) becomes impaired, thereby creating the characteristic symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome such as a one sided drooping face. A more comprehensive list of the common symptoms can be found here.
Why Does Vaccination Cause Ramsey Hunt Syndrome?
I am of the belief that there are major gaps of understanding within immunology because the entire discipline has been shaped around developing an understanding of the immune system for the purpose of creating pharmaceutical products that work on the immune system. One of the often unappreciated consequences of vaccination is that while it may improve the body's resistance to a specific strain of a pathogen, it simultaneously often impairs many normal functions of immunity.
As a result, the unintended consequence of many vaccination campaigns are other infectious diseases and cancers becoming more common within the population. These occurrences are often difficult to detect, rarely considered in the design and evaluation of vaccines, and almost never tested for. Recently, I wrote a detailed post explaining how this occurs and why the current failures of the Covid vaccines were easy to predict (and were predicted) by anyone with a familiarity of the science.
One of the most common ways that immune suppression becomes evident is by vaccinations campaigns resulting in an increase of shingles. This is due to shingles being more common than many other conditions that arise from immune suppression (so a proportional increase is easier to recognize), and the part of the immune system responsible for suppressing the varicella zoster virus being specifically vulnerable to vaccine induced immune suppression.
Often times in medicine, these changes in the behavior of common diseases are very helpful because they provide a signal that more extreme events which share a similar mechanism are also occurring undetected. For example, there was recently a verified report sent by a physician whistleblower of a recently vaccinated patient without HIV developing an AIDS defining illness of immunosuppression you would never see in a patient without HIV (a friend’s uncle likewise developed the identical condition following vaccination). These, along with many other cases, suggest that for some recipients of the vaccination, profound immunosuppression is occurring.
There are also other ways that vaccinations will increase the prevalence of an infectious disease. When the chickenpox vaccine was created, it was widely viewed within the medical field as having no justification because chickenpox is a very minor illness for most children. One of the theoretical benefits eager public health officials used to justify this vaccination campaign was that it also, over time would result in a decline of the much more serious condition shingles (the logic being that shingles results from a reactivation of chickenpox, and if you're vaccinated you can never get chickenpox in the first place).
Instead, the chicken pox vaccine (which had no real justification for being created) created a permanent sustained increase of shingles because the vaccinated population lost its herd immunity to varicella zoster. Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D. was hired by the CDC to evaluate the effects of this vaccination program and from 1995-2002 was one of their top experts in the field. To summarize his work:
From his research for the CDC-funded Varicella Active Surveillance Program (VASP) of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, which studied a population of 300,000, Goldman said: "I suspected that exposure to a child with chickenpox provided immunological 'boosting' to help postpone or protect against shingles, a theory first proposed by Dr. R. Edgar Hope-Simpson in 1965. If this hypothesis were true, then the near-eradication of childhood chickenpox in response to universal varicella vaccination would dramatically increase the incidence of shingles. From 2000 to 2002, I found the highest incidence rate of shingles ever reported among unvaccinated children with a previous history of natural chickenpox in the study community. I also found a statistically significant increase in shingles among adults in the study community."
While Goldman’s initial findings in support of this vaccination campaign were positively received, once he began publishing data showing the negative effects of this vaccination campaign, the academic community turned on him; he received cease and desist orders to not publish his findings and was eventually forced to leave the CDC. Goldman’s experience presents one excellent example of why it is so difficult for scientific literature to be published which is critical of vaccination programs.
To quantify the impact of his findings (keep in mind that the immune suppression which leads to a susceptibility to shingles has significantly increased since the time the original findings were made):
Goldman pointed out that during a 50-year time span, there would be an estimated additional 14.6 million (42%) shingles cases among adults aged less than 50 years, presenting society with a substantial additional medical cost burden of $4.1 billion. This translates into $80 million annually, utilizing an estimated mean healthcare provider cost of $280 per shingles case.
Oftentimes within medicine, significant adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals, especially ones that are difficult to recognize, appear to be viewed as an upside rather than downside to the medication since the side effects result in a significantly larger market being created for other pharmaceuticals that treat those side effects. Many astute observers have noticed how a number of pharmaceuticals have recently entered the market that are specifically designed for treating highly unusual diseases that only emerged following the Covid vaccination campaign.
Since the chickenpox vaccine caused shingles to emerge within the population, it was natural to assume that the chosen solution to this problem would be pressing for universal shingles vaccination rather than removing the cause (the pointless chickenpox vaccine) from the marketplace. Goldman for instance stated that the epidemiologists from the CDC had hoped "any possible shingles epidemic associated with the chickenpox vaccine can be offset by treating adults with a 'shingles' vaccine."
Likewise, both Moderna and Pfizer are now developing mRNA vaccines for shingles. This really should be illegal, but the reality of the pharmaceutical business is that manufacturers are instead incentivized to produce expensive treatments for the most common side effects of their drugs. This is somewhat analogous to this case of a firefighter starting the forest fire he was later paid to fight.
The association between the mRNA vaccines and shingles has become abundantly clear from reviewing the adverse event databases. Kirsch for example showed that VAERS has provided a clear and unambiguous safety signal that the Covid vaccines are causing Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Numerous case reports have also been written on this phenomena.
In the previous section, I reviewed the rarer types of shingles which can occur with progressively worsening immune function. This distribution is also shown within the best article I have found on this subject. This is a modified version of the table from that article:
Keep in mind that less than 1% of the total adverse reactions that occur from vaccination are ever reported, and that the more significant adverse events likely account for a smaller total percentage of the vaccine induced shingles cases than this table suggests. This is because these rare complication are more noteworthy so they are reported at a higher rate than the more frequently seen cases of shingles (this is the same reason why heart attacks following vaccination are more frequently reported than other side effects).
In case the link was not obvious enough, Pfizer has also reported these vaccine side effects to the FDA (along with even more concerning forms of shingles that directly attack the brain). This is excerpted from one of the FDA documents released by a court order.
I know far too many people (including many I was close to) who have been seriously injured by conventional medical treatments, and following the injury were continuously gaslighted by the medical system in order to be made to believe their injury did not come from the medical treatment. As this is a very common issue, I attempted to put together a five part series (part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) explaining why I believe this happens and what you can do about it. Many people have found this series to be quite helpful, so it may be helpful to review if you have experienced medical gaslighting.
My central arguments were as follows:
•Human beings are immensely complex, and unless a doctor is very perceptive, typically they can only recognize something has occurred if they had been taught to look for it. Since medical injuries are typically not "taught to be looked for" they likewise are normally not seen.
•Doctors experience immense psychological discomfort if they realize the treatment they prescribed was responsible for harming a patient. For this reason, they will not allow themselves to experience the cognitive dissonance that would occur if they acknowledged many medical injuries.
•The faith in pharmaceutical based medicine has become so politicized that you often observe the same type of hateful closed-mindedness towards those questioning it that you typically observe in the left versus right discourses of our the modern political era.
These concepts are a recurring theme, and as a result, they appear throughout Justin Bieber's story.
Was Justin Bieber Vaccinated?
One of the major questions that has been asked on this topic (and cited by fact checkers to debunk the story) was how do you know for certain that he was vaccinated? Consider this collage recently compiled by a redditor:
Justin Bieber required attendees at his concerts to be vaccinated. Additionally, Bieber performed in countries that required vaccination to enter. Given that even Novak Djokovic was not permitted to enter countries with vaccine passports (and a lot of money was riding upon him participating in tennis tournaments) it seems unlikely that Bieber was able to get around this requirement.
Bieber also may have forged his documents, but the fact that he specifically required his fans to be vaccinated means that he most likely had drunk the Kool-Aid on vaccination. As a result, just like for doctors who do not want to admit to themselves that they injured their patient, it is psychologically unacceptable for Bieber to admit that he made a mistake by mandating the vaccine or injuring his fans because of his mandate.
One of the sad realities of our current political discourse is that typically when people are wrong, rather than admit it they will double down on their position and sometimes even triple down (double masking and the triple maskers being an excellent example). Taking a booster, the sheer act of which forces you to acknowledge you were lied to regarding the initial promises of the vaccine (95% effective!) is another such example. This for example was tweeted today by the Lead programming editor for MSNBC New York:
All evidence suggests that a severe complication is more likely with each successive mRNA vaccination one receives; like many, I have noticed the boosters are more frequently causing problems than the initial vaccines. Kirsch likewise noted that Justin’s wife, not long before Justin’s facial paralysis, experienced a stroke (something typically exceedingly rare for a 25 year old and still exceedingly rare in the context of the elevated risk created by her later discovered heart defect). This suggests both of them were boosted at the same time and had pre-existing conditions predisposing them to significant adverse reactions to the vaccine (Justin’s are discussed later). The time delay between the onset of their symptoms is likely explained by the time it will take for the vaccine induced immune suppression to eventually culminate in Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurring.
As Kirsch highlighted, Bieber may also have significant financial conflicts of interest preventing him from disclosing the actual cause of his injury. This is highly unethical on Bieber’s part, but sadly is a phenomenon that also frequently occurs within medicine.
I am ultimately not sure what to make of his behavior as Justin Bieber in the past has spread extremely positive messages to his fans and has been one of the few celebrities to go outside the conventional box and pursue alternative therapies for the various conditions he has had (Lyme Disease and Epstein Barr). A few of my colleagues believe this means he is less rather than more likely to have been vaccinated or to want to hide an adverse reaction from his fans. To have an idea of where Bieber is coming from on these issues, this 14 minute video provides a quick summary:
My own interpretation is that I have seen so many health nuts and integrative health practitioners aggressively advocate for the Covid vaccines that I do not feel Bieber’s past experience prevented him from choosing to vaccinate. Additionally, the extreme pressure within the entertainment industry to support vaccination as Kirsch discusses likely prevents Bieber from speaking out even if he wants to.
Cranial Nerve Disorders
In general, the cranial nerves (twelve paired nerves that branch off from the brain and influence a variety of important physiological functions) tend to be highly susceptible to vaccine injuries. I believe this is due to:
•The cranial nerves traveling in tightly confined spaces (which results in them becoming compressed once they are inflamed)
•Vaccines frequently impairing microcirculation (which disproportionately impacts nerves traversing confined spaces).
•The terminal lymphatic drainage point of the body being in the immediate vicinity of the cranial nerves (macrophages pick up toxins from vaccines and then deposit them in brain tissue or the terminal lymphatic drainage sites).
Many of the chronic complications of pharmaceutical drugs are very difficult to recognize, and often are very easy to cover up. I have personally found two circumstances where this does not apply, both of which apply to Bieber.
The first is when an exceedingly rare disorder such as Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs directly following administration of the toxic pharmaceutical. The Johnson & Johnson April investigatory pause is one such example, as it occurred following six reports of central venous thrombosis following vaccination. Given that typically out of a million people 2-14 cases of central venous thrombosis will occur annually, all of which occur concurrently with normal platelets (while the J&J ones occurred with low platelets), this was so unusual that the FDA elected to pause the vaccination.
Unfortunately, this approach often leads to a more subtle form of medical blindness, as doctors are taught to hyper focus on these very rare characteristic complications and assume nothing else can occur. For example, based on my own observations (and factoring for how many more people have taken the mRNA shots) I believe the mRNA vaccines are more likely to cause blood clots than the J&J vaccines.
Sadly, most people (including many healthcare workers I have spoken to) assume the mRNA vaccines do not cause clots because "the FDA investigated it and was willing to pull a vaccine from the market for just six blood clots occurring.” This thought process in turn erroneously creates the assumption that if more common blood clots were occurring those instances would have immediately resulted in the suspension of the vaccination. Because of all this, the FDA was able to throw J&J under the bus in order to protect the pharmaceutical they needed to get on the market (the mRNA vaccines), and in the eyes of the generally public largely dispel the risk of blood clots from the aptly named “clot-shots”.
Facial paralysis likewise is a common side effect of vaccination (including those pre-dating the Covid vaccines). However by reframing this condition to only occurring as a result of a highly unusual disorder (Ramsay Hunt syndrome), it allows debunkers to get on a high horse where they can for example condescendingly explain to someone who does not want the vaccine because of what happened to Justin Bieber, that the risk of it happening so low you are more likely to be eaten by a shark, so by your logic you should never swim again.
Similarly if the link between the Covid vaccinations and Ramsay Hunt syndrome becomes established, many practicing doctors will likely only want to consider facial paralysis being linked to a Covid vaccine if it fits within the nice box of Ramsay Hunt syndrome, rather than a variety of other more common causes of vaccine induced facial paralysis (where correlation can no longer be equated to causation). I often witness this phenomenon occurring with a variety of other drug induced injuries as well.
Absolutes Versus Gradients in Medical Diagnosis
I have been fortunate to study under some of the best doctors in the United States (who can often solve cases no one else can). From comparing their methodologies, I am of the perspective that many illnesses can only be diagnosed or addressed if one is perceptive and able pick up on very subtle signs of dysfunctions others typically miss. This is especially true of disorders of the nervous system where a minor dysregulation somewhere within the nervous system can ripple out to creating the current pathology the patient is experiencing, and the initial site of dysregulation must be identified in order to resolve the pathology.
One of the most common areas this occurs in is the cranial nerves, which as highlighted in the previous section are highly susceptible to vaccine injuries. In medical school, students are typically taught a binary approach of assessing cranial nerve function, where you either document that the cranial nerve function is grossly intact or not grossly intact. Frequently however, a partial impairment of a cranial nerve will be present which is not recognized during examination (it is extremely common for me to observe subtle defects in cranial nerve function which were documented by others as "grossly intact”).
I believe this is a very important oversight because of how many different problems individuals can have that originate from these subtle impairments of the cranial nerves. Additionally, as discussed previously, subtle pharmaceutical injuries tend to be significantly more common than easy to recognize “red-flag” pharmaceutical injuries. If you wish to be able to see the rest of the iceberg that is underneath the water, it’s necessary to recognize the occurrence of these subtle dysfunctions as well.
The unique thing about facial paralysis is that while many vaccine injuries can go unrecognized or be easily concealed, it is very difficult not to spot cases of one sided facial paralysis. This is why Justin Bieber was forced to make a public statement providing a rationale for why he could have had facial paralysis. There is also a case to be made that Gavin Newsom developed either facial paralysis or the equally visible Guillain-Barré syndrome from the vaccine (Steve Kirsh compiled it here). When that saga happened, it is important to recall that Newsom suddenly refused to be seen in public despite already having speaking engagements scheduled, and despite numerous requests, refused to provide any proof that he did not have facial paralysis on video.
Lastly to conclude this section, I suspect that this form of vaccine induced immune suppression will also cause cases of facial paralysis from chronic Lyme disease to emerge (Lyme disease is well known for causing Bell’s palsy and this facial paralysis is a common issue within support groups). This is because chronic Lyme disease always worsens during periods of stress due to the resulting weakening of the immune system that occurs. As of this time, well I know of Lyme exacerbations or reactivations and neurological sequelae following Covid vaccination (such as this readers experience), I do not know of any cases where this has specifically resulted in Bell’s palsy occurring and I am not sure where to gather that data.
Given that Justin Bieber suffered from chronic Lyme disease and appears to have poor circulation to his brain (as he benefits from hyperbaric oxygen therapy), it is entirely possible that he had a pre-existing condition which accounts for his susceptibility to developing his facial paralysis. While I do not have any more data on this question, I felt it was important to mention given the need to explore alternative hypotheses and the severe difficulties and marginalization of patients with chronic Lyme disease face (whereas in contrast the chronic disability of long Covid receives positive attention due to the political benefits of publicizing that condition).
Years ago, a well known vaccine safety advocate informed me that I had a crooked smile and I should review Forrest Maready’s book on the subject. I agreed with their assessment, and by working with a very gifted physician was able to fix my subtle facial paralysis and my smile (which had an immensely positive effect on how others perceived me).
Oftentimes in medicine, a new disease will emerge due to environmental toxin being introduced to the population, and over time this disease will become normalized and treated as though is it always been there. For example, many complex diseases resulted from the introduction of mercury to the environment, and more recently, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (which is almost certainly due to the Covid vaccines) or strokes in children has rapidly emerged and yet is now being treated as something that was always present. Typically, this gaslighting works and there are many different diseases of “unknown origins” that can clearly be traced back to the introduction of an environmental toxin.
Forrest made the observation that in older photos, it was extremely rare to see individuals who have asymmetrical smiles, whereas now, they are extremely common throughout the population and normalized by the mass media to the point they are frequently shown cartoon characters. To illustrate these concepts, I will use a few images from his website:
First, notice the symmetry present in older photos:
Due to how long you had to remain frozen for the early cameras, pictures where smiling occurred are much rarer but are likewise symmetrical as show below:
Then, let’s compare that to the current generation:
After I read Forrest’s book, I visited multiple medical schools which had the pictures of their graduating classes stretching back sometimes as far as 100 years, and it was very evident that over time, asymmetrical smiles had become much more common. This increase in crooked smiles of medical school graduates was particularly noticeable for those born after 1986, as this was when the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed. This act removed the financial liability vaccine manufacturers had for injuries from their products, which thereby incentivized them to produce a large number of unsafe vaccines that were then mandated for children.
A variety of chronic medical conditions, including the highly controversial autism epidemic, have been traced to having emerged immediately following passage of this act (although there are a few other toxins introduced at the same time which could also partially account for the trend). RFK in the Real Anthony Fauci provides some of the best documentation for the massive change that has occurred in the health of children since 1986. It was also my understanding that this catastrophic change in the health of the population was the reason why RFK named his organization "The Children's Health Defense Fund.”
Most importantly Forrest makes the case that crooked smiles are representative of more significant vaccine damage concurrently being present, once again showing that the easily recognized symptom is only the tip of the iceberg. For example, a variety of other facial asymmetries such as abnormal positioning of the eyes can also be observed (as facial symmetry is linked to proper function of multiple cranial nerves).
Ramsay Hunt syndrome likewise has many invisible symptoms besides facial paralysis such as loss of taste.
Finally, while parents often find their baby’s crooked smiles to be quite cute, Forrest argues it is extremely important to recognize if changes occur in your baby’s smile following vaccination:
Many parents I have spoken to have likewise made these observations after they reviewed family pictures of their children, and in some cases realized this preceded more severe vaccine induced injuries occurring.
Since writing this, I was informed of Dr. Andrew Moulden’s work (his videos can be watched here) where he showed vaccines frequently caused microstrokes to occur that were most easily detected through observing often subtle facial changes resulting from cranial nerve damage (specifically cranial nerves III, IV, VI, VII as they are in watershed areas of the brain which are more vulnerable to poor blood supply). Like Maraedy, he believed it was critical to monitor for these changes in children following vaccination. After reading a book synopsizing Moulden’s work, I realized Forrest likely developed his ideas from Moulden and that one of my most influential (and now deceased) mentors also clearly studied Dr. Moulden.
On the surface, the Justin Bieber story is very important to examine because of the astronomically low odds that one of the most famous celebrities in the world (number 3 by this list) would develop a “one in a million” vaccine injury (there are at most 10 celebrities of equal fame). Sometimes things happen that make me wonder if a higher force is ultimately looking out for us, as suggested here by the fact Bieber also developed an injury which is nearly impossible to cover up.
On a broader level however, the key message from this theme is that the same patterns frequently repeat throughout our reality, so as a result when you peer deeply into any single event, many of the same universal themes will emerge. This is why many simple everyday experiences or patient encounters can become profound lessons if you take the time to look into the depth of what is unfolding before you rather than passing it off as an event you have already experienced and fully understand.
My hope from writing this was that Justin Bieber’s experience can serve as a helpful lesson for you on the many topics that go far beyond his injury. One of the biggest problems our society needs to rectify is the large numbers of chronic debilitating diseases that are caused by modern technology (particularly pharmaceuticals) due to a development process that emphasizes selling a product over prioritizing safety of the product. Here, I attempted to illustrate the ease with which these chronic diseases can be concealed and how many individuals and institutions contribute to the blindness towards them.
Please let me know what you think of this article. I prefer not to discuss celebrities and I do not want to attack Justin Bieber given the positive things he has done in the past, so I tried to wait until this issue had been brought out into the open. My hope is that this story can have a major impact on the vaccine discussion because of how many people know of Justin Bieber and how many idolize him. Thank you again for taking the time to read this and share it with the appropriate audiences.
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