A woman in Greece has developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after receiving the coronavirus vaccine. This is an autoimmune disorder which causes temporary and sometimes permanent paralysis. It has been triggered by other vaccines in the past.

This is not making international news, but Greece has a mainstream English language website that is reporting it.

Greek City Times:

A 42-year-old woman suffered paralysis of the lower body after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to preliminary information, the nurse at the hospital on the island of Corfu has developed symptoms closely matching with the autoimmune neurological Guillain-Barré syndrome after receiving the second COVID-19 vaccination jab.

Guillain-Barré syndrome (a rare neurological disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves, causing the patient to become paralysed and numb – usually in the arms and legs).

The mother of two, who is now in a wheelchair, has reportedly no previous underlying health issues.

Health experts are scrambling to investigate whether the event is connected to the vaccine, a side effect not known until now.

Obviously it was a side effect of the vaccine.

The article doesn’t say which vaccine it was.

Before the vaccine was made available, I wrote that I expected this would happen, given that what the mRNA vaccine does is trigger the body to create its own proteins to mimic a viral infection, and it seems to me that there are a lot of ways the body could get confused. (That is what an autoimmune disorder is, basically – the immune system gets confused and starts attacking heathy cells, in this case nerve cells.)

It’s surprising this isn’t happening more often, frankly. That said, it might be happening more often – we wouldn’t know.

The censorship of criticism of the coronavirus vaccine is much heavier than political censorship ever was. It’s important to note that this is a new brand of censorship, that is different from the censorship we are familiar with. Instead of censoring political ideas, they are now censoring “disinformation.” “Disinformation” is classified as anything that the establishment disagrees with.

Facebook recently banned a group of people who had received the vaccine and had negative side effects. So information related to side effects is being actively censored. Without there even being a directive, people in the media understand that information about side effects is supposed to be suppressed.

Glenn Greenwald this week pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show that by this standard, in March of last year, they would have been censoring people who said to wear masks, as the medical establishment had proclaimed that wearing a mask increased the likelihood of getting the virus, and told people not to wear them.

YouTube and Twitter have both been cleansed of the videos of Anthony Fauci saying not to wear a mask, but you can still find the articles. Here’s a CNN article with the headline saying that the Surgeon General says that masks can cause you to get the virus.

They’re definitely trying to memory hole the fact that they said this, but every health authority in America said it.

Fauci later claimed that he was lying so that people wouldn’t horde masks. What evidence do we have that he isn’t lying now for some “greater good” purpose? Clearly, we have no evidence to that effect.

I don’t think he has claimed that it was “for the greater good” when he told Americans not to worry about the coronavirus. I did find the clip of that.

The point here is: even if you don’t believe these people are malicious, giving them the absolute authority to dictate reality is completely insane, and that is the authority they’ve been given under the “anti-disinformation” censorship regime.

The fact that this new type of censorship regime exists does in fact mean that we don’t really have any idea how many people are experiencing serious side effects from this vaccine.

As I’ve said a lot during this period when we’ve seen the censorship regime shift from political censorship to “misinformation” censorship, we are getting to the point where we’re really just not going to have any idea what is going on, anywhere.

I’m still figuring out what this means for the Specular Effect. Typically, I’ve looked at the media through a very critical lens, but generally been able to confirm certain facts, with the help of social media, and with videos and so on. But that era is rapidly ending, and I’m struggling with how to move forward in an era when there is no clear way to verify information.

The bottom line is that I’m going to have to go much more into speculation. I don’t like doing that. I like simply reporting facts that I know to be facts and explaining what they mean, but if there are no facts, then speculation is the only thing I can do. As always, it will be made clear that there is a difference between speculation and fact.