The CDC paid $628,000 for data that gave them access to location data from at least 55 million cellphone users

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) purchased data from tracking companies to make sure that people comply with COVID-19 lockdowns.

Overall, the CDC paid $628,000 for data that gave them access to location data from at least 55 million cellphone users, the Epoch Times reported.

According to the contracts that were obtained by the publication, the contracts that were approved under emergency review due to the COVID-19 pandemic were aimed at providing the CDC “with the necessary data to continue critical emergency response functions related to evaluating the impact of visits to key points of interest, stay at home orders, closures, re-openings and other public health communications related to mask mandate, and other merging research areas on community transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”

The tracking data would be used to “assess home-by-hour behaviors (i.e. curfew analysis) by exploring the percentage of mobile devices at home during a specific period of time,” the CDC said. The data could also be used by integrating it with other information “to provide a comprehensive picture of movement/travel of persons during the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand mandatory stay-at-home orders, business closure, school re-openings and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in states and cities.”

The CDC also said that it could use data to connect the forced closures of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 infections and death rates. The organization also said that it will also try to assess the impact of state restrictions on close contact between people outside of their homes.

The data could also be used to monitor whether people comply with the mandated or recommended quarantines after they arrive from a different state. Also, the data could be used to examine the correlation between mobility patterns and spikes in COVID-19 cases at facilities such as churches, concerts and grocery stores, as well as movement restrictions such as curfews to show “patterns” and “compliance.”

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House votes to declassify info about origins of COVID-19

House votes to declassify info about origins of COVID-19


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Friday to declassify U.S. intelligence information about the origins of COVID-19, a sweeping show of bipartisan support near the third anniversary of the start of the deadly pandemic.

The 419-0 vote was final congressional approval of the bill, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk. It’s unclear whether the president will sign the measure into law, and the White House said the matter was under review.

If signed into law, the measure would require within 90 days the declassification of “any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the Coronavirus Disease.”

That includes information about research and other activities at the lab and whether any researchers grew ill.

Evidence Point to a Wuhan Lab Leak

America’s COVID Response Was Based on Lies

America’s COVID Response Was Based on Lies

On 3/6/23 at 6:00 AM EST

Almost all of America’s leaders have gradually pulled back their COVID mandates, requirements, and closures—even in states like California, which had imposed the most stringent and longest-lasting restrictions on the public. At the same time, the media has been gradually acknowledging the ongoing release of studies that totally refute the purported reasons behind those restrictions. This overt reversal is falsely portrayed as “learned” or “new evidence.” Little acknowledgement of error is to be found. We have seen no public apology for promulgating false information, or for the vilification and delegitimization of policy experts and medical scientists like myself who spoke out correctly about data, standard knowledge about viral infections and pandemics, and fundamental biology.

The historical record is critical. We have seen a macabre Orwellian attempt to rewrite history and to blame the failure of widespread lockdowns on the lockdowns’ critics, alongside absurd denials of officials’ own incessant demands for them. In the Trump administration, Dr. Deborah Birx was formally in charge of the medical side of the White House’s coronavirus task force during the pandemic’s first year. In that capacity, she authored all written federal policy recommendations to governors and states and personally advised each state’s public health officials during official visits, often with Vice President Mike Pence, who oversaw the entire task force. Upon the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci became chief medical advisor and ran the Biden pandemic response.

We must acknowledge the abject failure of the Birx-Fauci policies. They were enacted, but they failed to stop the dying, failed to stop the infection from spreading, and inflicted massive damage and destruction particularly on lower-income families and on America’s children.

More than 1 million American deaths have been attributed to that virus. Even after draconian measures, including school closures, stoppage of non-COVID medical care, business shutdowns, personal restrictions, and then the continuation of many restrictions and mandates in the presence of a vaccine, there was an undeniable failure—over two presidential administrations—to stop cases from rapidly escalating.

Numerous experts—including John Ioannidis, David Katz, and myself—called for targeted protection, a safer alternative to widespread lockdowns, in national media beginning in March of 2020. That proposal was rejected. History’s biggest public health policy failure came at the hands of those who recommended the lockdowns and those who implemented them, not those who advised otherwise.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 09: White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx speaks as (L-R) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia listen during the daily coronavirus briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. unemployment claims have approached 17 million over the past three weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The tragic failure of reckless, unprecedented lockdowns that were contrary to established pandemic science, and the added massive harms of those policies on children, the elderly, and lower-income families, are indisputable and well-documented in numerous studies. This was the biggest, the most tragic, and the most unethical breakdown of public health leadership in modern history.

In a democracy, indeed in any ethical and free society, the truth is essential. The American people need to hear the truth—the facts, free from the political distortions, misrepresentations, and censorship. The first step is to clearly state the harsh truth in the starkest possible terms. Lies were told. Those lies harmed the public. Those lies were directly contrary to the evidence, to decades of knowledge on viral pandemics, and to long-established fundamental biology.

Here are the 10 biggest falsehoods—known for years to be false, not recently learned or proven to be so—promoted by America’s public health leaders, elected and unelected officials, and now-discredited academics:

1. SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has a far higher fatality rate than the flu by several orders of magnitude.

2. Everyone is at significant risk to die from this virus.

3. No one has any immunological protection, because this virus is completely new.

4. Asymptomatic people are major drivers of the spread.

5. Locking down—closing schools and businesses, confining people to their homes, stopping non-COVID medical care, and eliminating travel—will stop or eliminate the virus.

6. Masks will protect everyone and stop the spread.

7. The virus is known to be naturally occurring, and claiming it originated in a lab is a conspiracy theory.

8. Teachers are at especially high risk.

9. COVID vaccines stop the spread of the infection.

10. Immune protection only comes from a vaccine.

None of us are so naïve as to expect a direct apology from critics at my employer, Stanford University, or in government, academic public health, and the media. But to ensure that this never happens again, government leaders, power-driven officials, and influential academics and advisors often harboring conflicts of interest must be held accountable. Personally, I remain highly skeptical that any government investigation or commission can avoid politicization. Regardless of their intention, all such government-run inquiries will at least be perceived as politically motivated and their conclusions will be rejected outright by many. Those investigations must proceed, though, if only to seek the truth, to teach our children that truth matters, and to remember G.K. Chesterton’s critical lesson that “Right is right, even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong about it.”

Scott W. Atlas, MD is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Co-Director of the Global Liberty Institute, Founding Fellow of Hillsdale’s Academy for Science & Freedom, and author of A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America (Bombardier Press, 2022).

The views expressed in this article are the writer’s own.


Alliance Research 1991-2010 Enormous Scale of Pharma Criminal Fraud Settlements

report by Public Citizen documents the enormous scale of pharmaceutical industry lawless activities during the past two decades–crimes that resulted in a minimum of $1 million in penalties paid to the  government.  

Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties. 

 Four of the world’s largest drug companies–GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Schering-Plough–accounted for 53% ($10.5 billion) of penalties during these two decades.  

 If that isn’t shocking enough, during the past five years, Big Pharma has been engaged in a veritable crime spree:  

73%  of these settlements (121) and 75% of the penalties ($14.8 billion) occurred between 2006-2010.

“While the defense industry used to be the biggest defrauder of the federal government under the False Claims Act (FCA), a law enacted in 1863 to prevent defense contractor fraud, the pharmaceutical industry has greatly overtaken the defense industry in recent years.  The pharmaceutical industry now tops not only the defense industry, but all other industries in the total amount of fraud payments for actions taken against the federal government under the False Claims Act.” 

Former company employees who filed qui tam (whistleblower) suits were the most instrumental in bringing to light the evidence that resulted in the largest number of federal settlements over the past 10 years. 

From 1991-2000 qui tam law suits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government. But from 2001-2010, qui tam settlements comprised 67% of the billions in payouts.

 The federal government levied the largest financial penalties for the illegal off-label promotion of drugs and state governments levied the largest penalties for deliberate overcharging of Medicaid–both crimes yielded pharmaceutical companies with huge profits. Public Citizen found that state Medicaid programs were paying as much as 12 times the actual cost of a drug.

 Additional unlawful practices by pharmaceutical companies include: unlawful monopoly practices to extend patent pricing or collusion with other companies, kickbacks to providers, hospitals, doctors; concealing negative study findings;  poor manufacturing practices and selling contaminated products; environmental violations; accounting or tax fraud and insider trading; illigal distribution of unapproved pharmaceutical products. 

 Thus,  the size of the financial penalties levied paled when compared with the profits from illegal practices–which is why this industry has escalated its criminal marketing modus operandi.

 We wholeheartedly agree with the assessment of Public Citizen: “Clearly, the continuing increase in violations by pharmaceutical compaines–despite the large financial settlements– demonstrates that the current enforcement system is not working. The lack of criminal prosecution that would result in jailing of company executives has been cited as a major reason for the continuing large-scale fraud, in addition to the fact that current settlement payouts may not be a sufficient deterrent.”

 Adding insult to injury, who do you think is footing the  cost of legal and settlement expenditures incurred by pharmaceutical companies?  Just check the increased price of drugs and figure it out.

 Finally, government suits against pharmaceutical companies have avoided charging or penalizing pharmaceutical companies for the severe harmful consequences suffered by consumers from illegal marketed harmful drugs. This failure to address the disabling adverse drug effects and drug-linked deahts resulting from illegal pharmaceutical activities contributes to the devaluation of human beings–thereby buttressing  this industry’s disregard for the welfare of its customers.

Vera Hassner Sharav

CHD Sues CDC to Obtain Documents on COVID Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Reported in VAERS • Children’s Health Defense

CHD Sues CDC to Obtain Documents on COVID Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Reported in VAERS
Children’s Health Defense today filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to obtain documents related to the agency’s safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database.

Brenda Baletti, Ph.D.

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to obtain documents related to the agency’s safety monitoring of the COVID-19 vaccines through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database.

The lawsuit alleges the CDC violated provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by failing to respond to CHD’s FOIA requests to provide key analysis of reports in the vaccine safety database and intra- and inter-agency communications about those reports.

CHD submitted the FOIA requests in the summer of 2022.

The agency said the requested information would be forthcoming by December of last year, but the documents were never delivered.

CHD is asking the court to compel the release of the requested documents in compliance with the FOIA.

Mary Holland, CHD president and general counsel, explained the significance of the lawsuit to The Defender:

“The CDC continues to ask the American public to believe that COVID shots are safe, without providing the evidence. Our lawsuit demands that the CDC give us hard data to back up its claim. No one should take vaccine safety on faith.”

CDC analysis of VAERS data

The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly administer VAERS, a database that allows healthcare professionals and others to file reports about vaccine-related injuries.

While VAERS reports of adverse events don’t prove causality, the CDC considers VAERS to be a key “early warning system” for detecting unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse event reporting that can signal safety problems with a vaccine.

According to the co-sponsored VAERS “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP) for COVID-19, dated Jan. 29, 2021, the CDC and the FDA would coordinate monitoring for “potential new safety concerns for COVID-19 vaccines” by performing routine VAERS surveillance.

Each agency would use a different standard approach to data mining to screen for potential safety signals.

The CDC would run proportional reporting ratio (PRR) data mining on a weekly basis, or as needed. PRR would compare the reports of specific adverse events suffered after receiving a Moderna or Pfizer mRNA vaccine to reports made after receiving any other vaccine to see if there is an indication that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines cause more adverse events than vaccines generally considered by the CDC to be safe.

The SOP stipulated that the FDA would conduct a bi-weekly thorough manual review of serious adverse events and through empirical Bayesian (EB) data mining, which uses a different statistical method to compare adverse events related to the COVID-19 vaccine with those related to non-COVID-19 vaccines in order to identify safety signals.

According to the CDC, if these forms of data mining raise a safety signal, then the agencies would do further analysis to confirm whether the adverse event was caused by the vaccine and that data would be shared with the public.

Both agencies failed to make data public.

Last month CHD filed a federal lawsuit against the FDA to obtain documents related to its empirical Bayesian data mining, The Defender Reported.

In today’s case, CHD made two requests.

The first request sought the records of all PRR conducted by the CDC related to COVID-19 from Oct. 1, 2021, to the present, along with all communications within the CDC and with the FDA about the PRR results and follow-up investigations required by the SOP done in connection with those results.

The second request sought the daily email alerts from VAERS contractors hired by the CDC listing identification numbers for all adverse events of special interest, which are events requiring further investigation.

CDC’s conflicting statements about its VAERS monitoring

Since last year, the CDC has issued a series of conflicting statements to The Epoch Times and CHD regarding their ongoing monitoring of the VAERS database.

In June 2022, the CDC told CHD that “no PRRs were conducted by the CDC” and that data mining was outside of the agency’s purview.

This was despite the fact that the SOP document dated Jan. 29, 2021, stipulated the CDC and FDA would begin ongoing data mining analysis then.

Next, in July 2021, the CDC told The Epoch Times that it had in fact been performing PRRs since January 2021 and was continuing to do so.

Two months later, the CDC changed its story again. This time it told The Epoch Times that it performed PRR analysis for a four-month period, from March 25, 2022, to July 31, 2022.

March 25, 2022, was three days after CHD emailed the CDC reminding them of their pending FOIA requesting the PRR analysis.

At that time, the CDC also said that its PRR results were “generally consistent” with the empirical Bayesian mining the SOP indicated would be done by the FDA and that it had not revealed any unexpected safety signals.

“Given it is a more robust data mining technique, CDC will continue relying upon EB data mining at this time,” the CDC spokesperson told The Epoch Times.

In January 2023, The Epoch Times reported that the CDC provided it with some of the PRR analysis it conducted between March and July 2022. The CDC shared an overall PRR analysis of all events reported from Dec. 14, 2020, to July 29, 2022.

But, it only shared its weekly analysis from three weeks — the weeks of July 15, 22, and 29, 2022. It is unclear whether the CDC did analysis during other weeks, or whether it never did the ongoing analysis mandated by the SOP.

That analysis revealed hundreds of safety signals, including signals for serious conditions such as blood clotting in the lungs, intermenstrual bleeding, lack of oxygen to the heart and even death.

The CDC admitted it gave false information about COVID-19 vaccine surveillance, including inaccurately saying it had conducted a certain type of analysis more than a year before it actually did.

Yet, given its conflicting statements, what surveillance analysis the CDC actually did, and when it did it, remains unclear. Access to this information would reveal when the CDC knew about safety signals related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

CHD’s FOIA request seeks all of these documents in order to clarify this timeline.

CDC anticipated spike in VAERS reports with COVID vaccine

Despite the fact that health officials and scientific journals have downplayed or dismissed the importance of VAERS during the pandemic, the CDC states in the SOP that it is a key “front-line system to monitor the safety of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.”

Information revealed through FOIA requests demonstrates that the CDC was anticipating a spike in VAERS reporting when the new vaccines were released and spent millions of dollars hiring contractors to process the data. Communication with these contractors is part of CHD’s FOIA lawsuit.

A FOIA request revealed, in late August 2020, that the CDC contracted with General Dynamics to handle VAERS reports for COVID-19 vaccines. The contract anticipated up to 1,000 reports per day, with up to 40% of them serious in nature, Josh Guetzkow reported. The value of the year-long contract was $9.45 million.

“This means that months before the EUA [emergency use authorization] of any COVID vaccines, the CDC anticipated up to a 600% increase over the average annual number of VAERS reports in recent years with 8 times the rate of serious reports,” Guetzkow said in his report.

In March 2021 the contract was amended to process backlogged reports filed through Feb. 28 for an additional $21.5 million. The CDC also contracted Eagle Health Analytics to assist with the processing for an additional $6 million.

Although other financial information about the dollar amounts associated with the contracts was redacted, Guetzkow estimated that the CDC paid contractors at least $40 million over two years to process VAERS data.

Every Friday, VAERS publishes vaccine injury reports received as of a specified date. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed. Historically, VAERS has been shown to report only 1% of actual vaccine adverse events.

As of Feb. 3, 2023, a total of 1,517,779 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and Feb. 3, 2023, to VAERS.

The data included a total of 34,270 reports of deaths and 279,669 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period.

There were a total of 21,954 reports of adverse events following the new COVID-19 bivalent booster as of Oct. 21, 2022. The data included a total of 173 deaths and 1,458 serious injuries. As of Feb. 8, 52.5 million people have received the updated bivalent booster dose.

Of the 31,696 reported deaths, 21,479 cases are attributed to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, 9,638 cases to Moderna’s, 2,944 cases to Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) and no cases yet reported for Novavax.
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Center of Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness-Spare me!

Almost 8,000 people experienced homelessness in Minnesota on a single night in January 2022.1 The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how homelessness and housing instability can make it difficult to follow public health guidelines and prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Homelessness can also cause premature aging and sharply reduce life expectancy.

So as I am already boiling with disgust that our government and leaders are so full of themselves that they think we don’t see ! It is absolutely disgusting that Americans politicians don’t care about anything or anyone else they should be ashamed and we should too for allowing them to get away with the bullshit!

But now I see it coming… here comes the “HEROIC CDC” -Spare me!!!

Here’s the blatant hypocrisy pros rolling in! And here’s what they are feeding us 👇🏻

“With the support of the CDC Foundation and its donors, MDH has established a Center of Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness to better understand and address the causes of severe disease and death among people experiencing homelessness. This page provides information on the Center of Excellence as well as a resource hub for people experiencing homelessness and professionals and advocates who work with people experiencing homelessness.

Minnesota Homeless Mortality Report, 2017-2021

Minnesota Homeless Mortality Report, 2017-2021 (PDF)

This report reveals the tragic and ongoing premature loss of life among people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and the steps we can take to reduce inequities.

The Minnesota Department of Health was selected as a Center of Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness, supported by a pilot grant from the CDC Foundation. MDH is partnering with the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Lab at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute to advance the Center’s goals of:

  • Understanding the primary causes of severe disease and death among people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota
  • Supporting a statewide coalition of partners and developing and implementing policy recommendations to reduce severe disease and death among people experiencing homelessness
  • Strengthening statewide efforts to better link housing and healthcare data in identifying and responding to health risks caused or worsened by homelessness.
  • Informing the State of Minnesota’s plan to transform its approach to homelessness with a focus on health justice

1Minnesota’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS): Point-in-Time Count Information

Point-in-Time Count Information

Point-in-Time count 2022

The annual Point-in-Time count found that 7,917 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2022. This is nearly unchanged from 2019 and 2020 PIT counts. The 2021 statewide PIT count was lower than 2022, however, in 2021 only one region in Minnesota conducted an unsheltered count. While the total 2021 statewide PIT count was lower than 2022, the Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing counts were higher in 2021 than in 2022.

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Want to explore 2022 PIT counts by county? Check out the Minnesota 2022: PIT County-level Data Dashboard.

Looking for the current year’s training materials? Click here.

What is the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count?

The PIT Count is Minnesota’s annual count of all persons experiencing homelessness, in both sheltered and unsheltered situations. The PIT Count also happens nationwide every year and is required by HUD, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

During the PIT Count there is a large-scale community-wide effort to identify folks experiencing homelessness that may not otherwise be counted, namely those that are unsheltered, or living on the street or in a place not meant for habitation (such as a car or abandoned building). In Minnesota, we also count those that are doubled up (which means they are “couch hopping” or temporarily staying with family or friends).

Why is it Important?

The PIT illuminates the impact we as a community are having on reducing and ending homelessness (similar to a census). While it isn’t feasible to count every single person experiencing homelessness every day, counting on the same set of days each year provides a snapshot for comparison over time. Consistent questions asked every year across the state help us examine trends, watch for changes, and help better understand how to target resources.

Here are some ways PIT data is used:

  • At a national level by HUD and other agencies that fund Homeless Services initiatives
  • At the state level to inform Minnesota’s statewide plan to prevent and end homelessness
  • By regions (each known as a Continuum of Care) and individual agencies to make plans for addressing homelessness
  • By the media and by research groups

Who is Involved in the PIT Count?

While it looks different from state to state and from region to region, in Minnesota, there is a large-scale collaboration that brings together lots of different stakeholders. This collaboration ensures that the count is coordinated, that it follows the directives required by HUD, and that there is a clear path for the data to be combined into one final count.


During the PIT Count, street outreach workers, agency staff, and volunteers survey those experiencing homelessness in unsheltered and doubled-up situations. The majority of the PIT Count data, however, comes from the data entered into Minnesota’s Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) by the Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing programs, and Safe Haven programs that participate in HMIS. Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing programs that do not participate in HMIS (such as domestic violence shelters) also contribute data to the PIT Count.

How Do We Get the Numbers?


There are two counts that make up the PIT Count in Minnesota and different groups that collect the data for each count:

  • A sheltered count for those experiencing homelessness who are in Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, or Safe Haven programs on the night of the PIT. The sheltered count includes data from agencies that participate in HMIS as well as data from non-HMIS projects (such as domestic violence projects).
  • An unsheltered and doubled-up count of those experiencing homelessness who are on the street, in a place not meant for habitation, or temporarily staying with friends or family. The unsheltered and doubled-up count is collected by street outreach teams, volunteer surveyors, school liaisons, and other community partners using a face-to-face survey.


For Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Safe Haven agencies that participate in HMIS, the night of the PIT is business as usual! The data you enter into HMIS about the people your program served on the night of the PIT will be included in the final PIT Count.

For agencies with Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing programs that do not participate in HMIS, data may be collected through a face-to-face survey or (rarely) aggregate numbers. Each CoC will communicate with the non-HMIS agencies in their region to connect them with the PIT process.

The unsheltered and doubled-up count is collected through face-to-face surveys of folks experiencing homelessness.



After PIT night, data entry continues, and data review, compilation, and cleanup begins! ICA, CoC Coordinators, and local PIT leads will reach out to agencies to clarify answers and identify data cleanup needs. To get a final PIT Count that is as accurate as possible, we rely on all those who are participating in the count to be diligent about collecting and entering data correctly!

What’s My Role?

I volunteered to help an agency survey people experiencing homelessness

My agency participates in HMIS

My agency has an Emergency Shelter or Transitional Housing program, but we don’t enter data into HMIS

I’m a CoC Coordinator or local PIT Lead

I work at a school that is helping with the PIT Count

What’s ICA’s Role?

As the State System Administrator for HMIS in Minnesota, ICA is integrally involved with the PIT.  We provide resources, develop tools to collect the data, guide the statewide process, and work in coordination with local partners in each Continuum of Care to ensure the count is a smooth process for all involved AND that the numbers that result from the surveys are aggregated and submitted to HUD.

PIT in the Media

ICA has compiled a media toolkit to help our partners engage the media to bring increased awareness to the PIT.

Here is some past local media coverage:

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Additional Resources for CoC Coordinators and PIT Leads

2022 MN Department of Health PIT Public Health Considerations

Historical PIT Data

Last Updated: 01/26/2023

CDC Deputy Director Arrested for Covid Crimes

United States Marines on Tuesday arrested CDC Deputy Director Tom Shimabukuro on treason charges after obtaining a military arrest warrant attesting that U.S. Army Cyber Command had intercepted a phone call on which he admitted Covid-19 vaccines were still sickening and killing American citizens.

A source in Gen. Eric M. Smith’s office told Real Raw News that Cyber Command tapped Shimabukuro’s phones last November after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky avoided arrest by fleeing the U.S. for Brussels. White Hats, he added, were confident a despotic Walensky would assert control over the agency from afar and keep in touch with her right-hand man.

“She’s an authoritarian. She wasn’t about to cede control of a criminal agency she helped build into what it is today. To do that, she’d have to stay in contact with Atlanta,” our source said of Walensky.

Cyber Command used “unconventional” means to tap lines in the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters and three personal telephone numbers registered to Shimabukuro. They also “trapped” his known email addresses.

The digital surveillance, however, was meant to monitor Walensky, not Shimabukuro—White Hats had hoped to learn whether Walensky was slipping in and out of the U.S. undetected and, if so, devise a plan to catch her. Until last week, the most damning evidence against Shimabukuro, who heads the Immunization Safety Office, was his part in the ubiquitous censoring of medical professionals who challenged the CDC narrative.

According to our source, Cyber Command intercepted several coded emails and voice calls between the despicable pair. They communicated in indecipherable, unintelligent gibberish, often discussing favorite pets, the weather, preferred soft drinks and candy bars, and other nonsensical topics, ostensibly to hide the true nature of their dialogues.

“They guys at Cyber Command are damn good at cracking ciphers, but in this case, they were stymied. In January, their calls got a bit more frequent. And Shimabukuro sounded more and more nervous. Something was off. No one sounds frightened talking about how they like Coca-Cola and not Pepsi,” our source said.

On a January 8 call, a noticeably agitated Shimabukuro seemed to have difficulty comprehending whatever Walensky, speaking in code, was trying to convey to him and at one point in the call forwent the coded gibberish.

“Why can’t I come to you? It’s getting warm here,” he said, prompting Walensky to end the call.

“He was having problems understanding her gobbledygook, like he forgot how to interpret it or they hadn’t rehearsed it enough,” our source said.

On a January 18 call, Shimabukuro went full meltdown, saying in English, “…The House is going to know that we know vaccines have caused irreparable harm to over 500,000 people. When they find out, I’m fu**** while you’re safe. You promised we’d be protected, that I’d be protected.”

“You idiot,” Walensky replied and hung up.

Cyber Command sent Shimabukuro’s admission of guilt to both Gen. Smith and Vice Adm. Darse E. Crandall, who agreed the confession constituted an act of treason, for it contradicted the regime’s claims that vaccines cause side effects in only 0.0028% of vaccinated people. Moreover, it proved that Walensky and Shimabukuro partook in a robust conspiracy to deceive the American public into believing vaccines were safe and effective.

Vice Adm. Crandall signed an arrest warrant, and Marines under Gen. Smith’s command began shadowing Shimabukuro, learning his habits and daily routines.

On January 31, Marines arrested Shimabukuro near his Atlanta home, as he was driving to CDC headquarters.

“Shimabukuro didn’t resist, didn’t protest. In fact, he almost seemed relieved. I don’t know what he told investigators, but he seems the kind of guy who’ll try to strike a deal, if one is offered to him. We want Walensky, but he’s a good start,” our source said.


CDC Aware of Reports of ‘Debilitating Illnesses’ After COVID-19 Vaccination: Official

In this image from video, the CDC’s Dr. Tom Shimabukuro speaks during a virtual meeting on Jan. 26, 2023. (FDA via The Epoch Times)

CDC Aware of Reports of ‘Debilitating Illnesses’ After COVID-19 Vaccination: Official

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials are aware of reports of long-lasting problems following COVID-19 vaccination, an official recently disclosed.

“With respect to reports of people experiencing debilitating illnesses, we are aware of these reports of people experiencing long-lasting health problems following COVID vaccination,” Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, said on Jan. 26.

“In some cases, the clinical presentation of people suffering these health problems is variable and no specific medical cause for the symptoms have been found,” Shimabukuro added. “We understand that illness is disruptive and stressful, especially under those circumstances. And we acknowledge these health problems have substantially impacted the quality of life for people and have also affected those around them. And we hope for improvement and recovery, and we will continue to monitor the safety of these vaccines and work with partners to try to better understand these types of adverse events.”

Shimabukuro was speaking during a Jan. 26 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting that discussed COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness.

Dr. Hayley Gans, a pediatrics professor at Stanford University Medical Center, had asked how federal authorities were tracking problems that have cropped up after vaccination and might not be “amenable” to rapid cycle analysis, or one way of monitoring vaccine safety.

Shimabukuro noted that any person, including health care workers, can submit reports of adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which the CDC manages, “and we accept all those reports without judging the clinical seriousness or how plausible the adverse event may be with respect to causation.” Other systems also monitor safety beyond the rapid analysis, he added.

“We take vaccine safety very seriously,” Shimabukuro said.

Shimabukuro’s comments are unusual among federal officials, who have been reluctant to connect adverse events with the COVID-19 vaccines.

Brianne Dressen, who was injured by AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, said that the response was welcome but wondered whether it was enough.

“This was an unprecedented move but also was a carefully worded response. Instead of a little whisper in an FDA meeting, this really needs to be communicated to the medical community,” Dressen, co-founder of the support group React19, told The Epoch Times in an email. “They have said these very words to us privately so it’s good they are finally leaning in the right direction to start the conversation publicly, but is it too little too late?”

“Injured Americans have been begging these agencies for acknowledgement for over two years. This small utterance should have happened long ago. By now we should be openly discussing and researching these Covid vaccine reactions,” she added.

Few Events Acknowledged

U.S. officials have only acknowledged a handful of serious adverse events as being caused by one or more COVID-19 vaccines.

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine causes a combination of low platelet levels and blood clotting known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, the CDC says on its website. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause severe allergic shock, or anaphylaxis, as well as a type of heart inflammation called myocarditis.

The CDC and FDA primarily monitor safety by examining data from surveillance systems to see whether adverse events are happening at high rates.

Both agencies have withheld or delayed disclosure of the results of some of the monitoring.

Hundreds of events met the safety signal criteria in VAERS, according to CDC records recently obtained by The Epoch Times. The CDC pointed to studies showing research is being done on some of the signals. It has also said the CDC analyses were done to corroborate results from analyses the FDA performed and that the CDC analyses revealed “no additional unexpected safety signals.” The FDA has refused to release the results from its analyses. A lawsuit was filed for the records on Jan. 26.

Another system, called V-safe, features surveys sent to Americans who received a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC knew that some serious events like myocarditis could be linked to the vaccines but chose to leave those events off of the surveys, newly disclosed documents showed.

Nicole G., a nurse who was injured by a Pfizer vaccine she received due to a vaccine mandate and asked that her full last name not be used, told The Epoch Times in an email that the CDC did not prioritize patient safety, pointing to the delay in conducting the VAERS analyses and the fact that vaccine recipients were not told about the adverse events authorities were expecting after vaccination.

“The censorship around the COVID vaccine has left us suffering and dying in silence with limited access to treatment,” the nurse said.

While Shimabukuro claimed that “no specific medical cause” was found for some of the injuries after vaccination, doctors have diagnosed Dressen, Nicole, and others with vaccine injuries, and medical literature has linked the vaccines with a range of issues.

Nicole called on the CDC to implement a plan to change the situation. “You need to do more than hope,” she said.

The nurse spoke during the public comment portion of the recent meeting, along with multiple others who said they were left injured by the vaccines.

“The only thing more humiliating than losing my bodily function is your complete disregard for the vaccine injured,” Danielle Baker, one of the speakers, said.

The CDC and FDA say that the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks for all ages. That includes the updated vaccines, which were authorized in the fall of 2022 without any clinical data and are set to replace the old vaccines soon.

“I think that the reassuring thing has been the safety profile that we have seen with the bivalent boosters, it mirrors very well the original vaccine,” Dr. Peter Marks, a top vaccine official at the FDA, said during the meeting.

In another portion of the meeting, Shimabukuro said the government’s identification of a stroke signal for the bivalents demonstrated that “the safety system works.”

“I think the public and the medical community should be confident that the government has the systems in place to rapidly detect potential safety problems and assess them,” he said. “And we place a priority on communicating in a timely and transparent manner.”

Reference Sources and previously published at: CDC Aware of Reports of ‘Debilitating Illnesses’ After COVID-19 Vaccination: Official