Now She Tells Us: MN Health Commissioner Got Blood Clot From You-Know-What

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During the pandemic, I spent a lot of time criticizing the then-Commissioner of Health, Jan Malcolm of Minnesota. 

She is a perfectly nice person and was utterly out of her depth. Minnesotans tend to think we are much smarter than everybody else. The state invested heavily in totally ridiculous things like developing a unique model for virus predictions (which were even worse than the national and international models available), contact tracing for infected people (a wise precaution in STDs and Ebola, and utterly worthless with a fast-spreading respiratory virus), and a host of other useless measures. 

Malcolm was the most controversial figure in Minnesota in 2020-21, deservedly so. She projected an air of certainty combined with a complete lack of competence--in other words, she was the perfect example of a 2020-23 public health official. 

Once the jab was available, she became its biggest cheerleader, pushing the whole "safe and effective" line with fervor. 

She was also lying because her own experience contradicted what she was saying in public. Her doctor, in fact, reported and adverse event related to a shot that she got. 

Uh, wut? Are you telling us that you got the clot from the shot?

Safe and effective? Isn't that what we have been told ceaselessly?

Alpha News, an invaluable Minnesota nonprofit newspaper that I highly recommend for even non-Minnesotans, got ahold of this video from late last year in which Malcolm casually dropped the fact that she likely had a serious adverse reaction to getting the shot.

Worse, it took over two years for the feds to acknowledge the receipt of the report. 

Three years. Diligent work. They couldn't even follow up on a report from Minnesota's Commissioner of Health in a timely fashion. 

“I personally had a, you know, my doc reported I had a blood clot,” Malcolm said in response to a question regarding adverse reactions to the COVID vaccine. “I’m not saying it was the vaccine, but it fit the criteria for what should be reported. My doc reported it.”

Malcolm’s comments came during the Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation’s Oct. 31 “Insider Briefing” webinar, a recording of which Alpha News recently obtained.

During the event, Malcolm explained that her physician reported her blood clot to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the summer of 2021, when she was still serving as commissioner of the Department of Health in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration.

“I just got a call about a month ago from somebody following up on it,” she said. “I was both glad someone was following up and appalled that it was so long.” She encouraged anyone who experiences an adverse reaction to the vaccine to report it to VAERS.

Even after her own blood clot, Malcolm continued to tell Minnesotans, including children, to get COVID vaccines and boosters.

Think about that. Contemplate it. Consider the enormity of the betrayal. 

One of the most important public health figures in the country had a deeply personal experience with a potentially life-threatening complication and told nobody in the public. She continued with the "safe and effective" BS and recommended CHILDREN get jabbed. 


“The arrival of vaccines truly was like a ray of sunshine,” Malcolm said in a December 2021 video published on the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota website. The video was made to celebrate the 8.3 million doses of COVID vaccines that were administered during the first year of their availability in Minnesota.

In a December 2021 press release as part of the state’s “Celebrate Safely” campaign, Malcolm encouraged people to get their boosters.

“We want to thank all of the providers and partners who have helped us efficiently and equitably make sure Minnesotans can get their COVID-19 vaccine — we would not be able to do this without you,” Malcolm said. “We also recognize that this pandemic is not over. Today our partners reminded us of how critical it is for people to get vaccinated, get boosted, and use other known prevention strategies to slow the spread and prevent further hospitalizations and deaths from this virus.”

Minnesotans were constantly betrayed by our government during the pandemic. The University of Minnesota overestimated the deaths that would result from the disease, even with all the mandates they imposed, by a factor of 7. They used these fake numbers to justify some of the most stringent restrictions in the country. And then our public health officials, who had personal experience with how unsafe their recommendations were--lied to our faces. 

Of course, by now, we all know that public health officials lied whenever they opened their mouths, but there is something particularly galling about somebody who got a life-threatening complication hiding this fact from the public and giving recommendations that contradicted her own experience. 

There is nothing abstract about getting a blood clot; you would think it would change how you think. 

But no, not during the pandemic. The groupthink was strong in our bureaucrats. Not even the most deeply personal experiences had an impact. They had a narrative, and they kept to it. 

There is nothing new about this. When I first started writing for Hot Air I wrote about an Atlantic article that explored the case of a doctor who, while remaining a big jab proponent, believed that his almost-cured cancer came back with a vengeance once he got the shot. 

We see fact-checks all the time that claim there is no connection between cancer and the shots, but actually, there might be, and they know it. 

The funny thing? The Atlantic writer almost didn't do the article because he didn't want to scare people away from getting the jab, even though he knew it might be the cause of a "turbo cancer:"

Extremely rare cases like Michel’s create a tricky terrain for science communication. Even a clinical trial with thousands of participants might never turn up a single case of someone’s cancer worsening after vaccination. In that context, experts can’t assign a statistical estimate of the risk across the wider population. Science journalists may be wary of reporting on the story for that reason. In fact, when Michel first told me about his cancer and about the paper he’d written with his brother, I said that I couldn’t write about it. I was worried that some readers would misinterpret my article, and mistakenly see it as a reason not to get vaccinated. As I write this, I’m still concerned that you might do exactly that.

This is how people in the Elite think these days: dumb things down because, well, you are dumb and shouldn't get the truth. 

It's scary, but that is how things are these days. 

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