Nobody Needs Public Health Agencies

Until recently, I never questioned the concept of what is called public health, even though I’ve long known of the uselessness of the CDC, FDA, and state and county health departments everywhere.  Public health: think about it.  What is that supposed to mean?  Never, in modern times and under normal conditions in advanced countries, have I heard of a genuine epidemic of a dangerous disease ravaging a community.  It took the observation of some blogger to enlighten me that there’s no such thing as public health, there’s only private health, which as individuals we’re free to manage by the choices we make.

Have the bureaucrats of any health-related government agency at any time in history ever done anything to benefit people?  What came to my mind are recalls of certain foods bought in supermarkets to which outbreaks of serious illness could be traced.  And getting back, for a moment, to the choices we make, let me just say, for example, that when you buy fresh or previously frozen fish that’s packaged, the label must show where it came from and how it was sourced.  I like that law.  So anyone who buys a fish filet from countries like China or Vietnam, especially if it was farm-raised, is making a terrible choice.  Farm-raised tilapia from China?  Are you kidding me?  Come on people, get with it and buy wild-caught salmon from pristine American or Canadian waters or cod from the frigid seas of Iceland! 

Or take cantelopes.  There have been several recalls of this fruit over the years, due to salmonella poisoning, the authorities told us.  So far as I know, all of these recalls involved shipments from south of the border, primarily Mexico, and applied to both pre-cut and whole cantelopes.  Salmonella is a nasty bug, but it’s transient and very rarely fatal.  It’s spread the same way that so many other diseases in the Third World are spread – by the fecal-oral route.  Picture a mestizo at work cutting and packaging fruit right after he unhygienically wipes his butt and doesn’t wash his hands.  It’s disgusting, I know, but it’s reality.  Come to think of it, just about every illness related to bad food seems to have originated in products from Asia and Central or South America.  But whole cantelopes?  Well, I’m sorry but I question everything.  I don’t see how any fruit with a protective peel or skin can be infected by any germ.  I was always careful about what I ate in Third World countries, but I frequently bought and ate oranges, bananas, and sometimes melons at unsanitary market stalls and they never made me sick.

Or take eggs.  Over time I’ve read scattered reports of salmonella outbreaks related to Nature’s perfect food.  The experts at the CDC tell us that salmonella can be passed embryonically from hen to egg.  These experts have been wrong about so many things, even on the rare occasions when they’re not outright lying, that I don’t believe them.  I simply don’t know.  I once read, from a much more reliable source, that the inside of an egg is always pure, and that the small risk of bacterial contamination is on the outside of the shell, which can be eliminated by washing.  Makes sense to me. 

How dumb can bureaucrats get?  To give you an idea, during one of these egg panics in 1992, the New Jersey Department of Health made it illegal for restaurants to serve eggs unless they were fully cooked, meaning hard-boiled eggs were okay but not runny yolks.  Restaurant owners who served breakfast were not happy with the ruling.  Even the governor, Jim Florio, openly ridiculed his own health department.  Bureaucrats were left with egg on their face when he stopped at a local diner and ordered eggs easy over.  The absurd law made New Jersey a laughingstock.  It was scrapped after five months.  

One other well-publicized incident came to mind.  In July 1976 the American Legion held their annual convention at the iconic Bellevue-Stratford ​Hotel in Philadelphia.  More than two thousand members made the trip.  Within a few weeks 130 attendees were hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms, and 25 died.  The mysterious illness was dubbed Legionnaires Disease, and scientists at the CDC sprang to their feet.  They actually had some real work to do.  It took them five months to determine the source, which they concluded was a certain rod-shaped bacterium that was breeding in the air conditioning system and circulating throughout the hotel.  The discovery was credited to a persistent researcher named Joseph McDade.  Was this true?  It sounds like a stretch to me.  We’ll never be sure, but knowing the CDC I’d bet that they figured that after all that time it was best to come up with an explanation, any explanation, and close the case.  And what if such a rare occurrence really did happen?  Were hotel owners now supposed to hire microbiologists to inspect their ventilation systems?  

All these misnamed federal health agencies are corrupt to the core and are tentacles of the Department of Health and Human Services, which according to Wikipedia employed 79,540 people in 2015, and in 2022 had an annual budget of $1.63 trillion – not exactly chump change.  All state and county health departments operate as satellite stations, vital cogs in the medical-industrial complex, rubber-stamping whatever comes down from the CDC because bureaucrats by nature are slackers, not boat rockers.  According to many reviews I’ve read, ordinary people who contact their local health department for help or advice frequently complain of rudeness, incompetence, and being put on hold forever.  That seems to be more the rule than the exception.  If here and there some kind souls on the government payroll do something of benefit, their good deeds are offset a million times over by the tremendous harm caused by vaccines.  These health agencies push vaccines the same way casinos push gambling.  It’s their life blood.  Without vaccines, they would cease to exist. 

As an aside, the fluoridation of our drinking water is another evil championed to this day by the CDC, with local health departments falling in line, though it’s not the hot button issue it was when I was young.  Fluoride is poison, and there is no evidence that it prevents tooth decay any more than that vaccines are good for you.  Personally, I don’t get worked up over fluoride because I don’t think it’s as dangerous as vaccination, and you can easily avoid it by drinking bottled water, which I’ve been doing for forty years.

Public health departments are typical bloated bureaucracies, that is, colonies of low-IQ parasites who feed off the taxes confiscated from people who do productive work.  This seems to be an unsolvable problem faced by every civilization.  In an ideal society, I suppose cutting out 95% of the public health workforce, and allowing the most talented and dedicated to keep their jobs, might be of some help.  But I think I’m being generous.   

On March 9, 2022, I mailed a letter to all fifty state health commissioners, informing them of my offer of $30,000 to anyone who could show me one vaccine developer, going back to Edward Jenner in 1796, who wasn’t or isn’t a failure, a swindler or a psychopath.  With my letter I enclosed seven sheets detailing 3,771,826 injuries and 40,788 deaths caused by the Covid injection that occurred in most European countries fourteen months into the vaccination campaign, as compiled by EudraVigilance, the European version of our own Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  I received only two stupid replies, one from Maryland, the other from New Mexico.  You can read the details on the $30,000 offer page here on the site, under “The Word Has Gone Out….”  On February 16, 2024, I mailed an updated version of this letter and a more recent EudraVigilance fact sheet to the top TV medical talking heads, to the new public health commissioner in New York, and to the top Department of Health officials in 25 mostly rural upstate New York counties.  This new sheet was actually old data, tallied through November 12, 2022, which was the last record I could find on the net.  I put all of it on this page because it’s strictly a New York affair.

Following are the names and addresses of the recipients, counties in parentheses, and below that the letter I mailed.

James McDonald, New York State Commissioner of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237; Heidi Bond (Otsego), 140 County Highway 33W #3, Cooperstown, NY 13326; Bonni Hodges (Cortland) Cortland Cty. Office Bldg., 60 Central Ave., Cortland, NY 13045; Scott King (Seneca), 2465 Bonadent Dr. #3, Waterloo, NY 13165; Kathryn Andersen (Onondaga), 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202; Heather Vroman (Tioga), 1062 State Route 38, Owego, NY 13827; William Howard (Chemung), 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901; Diane Devlin (Wayne), 1519 Nye Rd., Lyons, NY 14489; Paul Pettit (Genesee), 3837 W. Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020; Douglas Sinclair (Yates), 417 Liberty St. #2021, Penn Yan, NY 14527; Nicole Blanchard (Schoharie), 284 Main St., Schoharie, NY 12157; Brenda Crosby (Tompkins), 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850; Jill Kasprzyk (Schuyler) 106 S. Perry St. #4, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; Carol Smith (Ulster), Golden Hill Office Bldg., 239 Golden Hill Ln., Kingston, NY 12401; Laurel Headwell (Fulton), 2714 Route 29, Johnstown, NY 12095; Daniel Gilmore (Oneida), Adirondack Bank Bldg. 5th Fl., 185 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501; Darlene Smith (Steuben), 3 E. Pulteney Sq., Bath, NY 14810; Laura Churchill (Greene), 411 Main St., #300, Catskill, NY 12411; Amanda Walsh (Delaware), 99 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753; Vera Dunsmoor (Oswego), 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126; Karen Holden (Sullivan), 50 Community Ln., Liberty, NY 12754; Isaiah Sutton (Chenango), 5 Court St., Norwich, NY 13815; Keith Brown (Schenectady), Schaffer Hts., 107 Noll Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308; Kate Ott (Ontario), 3010 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424; Mary McFadden (Broome), 225 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905; Elizabeth Whalen (Albany), 175 Green St., Albany, NY 12202; Dr. Jonathan LaPook, CBS News, 524 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019; Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News, 47 W. 66th St., New York, NY 10023; Dr. Natalie Azar (of NBC) 333 E. 38th St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10016; Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 1 Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019.

February 16, 2024

Dear Sir/Madam: 

I am writing to ask if you’d like to participate in a panel discussion about the Covid vaccine and childhood vaccines in general, to take place sometime in late April.  This invitation letter and enclosure is being mailed to the top public health officials in twenty-five New York counties, to the state public health commissioner James McDonald, and to the chief medical correspondents who regularly appear on television evening news: Dr. Jonathan LaPook (CBS), Dr. Jennifer Ashton (ABC), Dr. Natalie Azar (NBC), and Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN).

I should tell you upfront that I am totally opposed to all vaccines, though I didn’t always feel this way.  In the 1980s I traveled widely around Africa, Asia and South America, and got many shots spread out over six years as protection against various tropical diseases.  This would later have a tragic impact on my life, and I became gripped by this topic.  For nearly thirty years I studied every aspect of vaccines in my spare time, and in 2008 decided to write a book about it.  In 2021 I self-published Will Vaccines Be the End of Us? which can be read in its entirety on my website  On my site you can also read my offer of $30,000 to anyone who can name me one vaccine developer – going all the way back to Edward Jenner, who originated the procedure in 1796 with his smallpox vaccine – who wasn’t or isn’t a failure, a swindler, or a psychopath.  To date, only five people have responded to my offer, none of whom directly addressed it.  All these responses appear on my site, and my offer of $30,000 still stands.  You and your colleagues are welcome to apply for it.  Please get the word out.

In perusing numerous health department websites, in New York and other states, I notice that they all march in lockstep with vaccine statements and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control – this despite the fact that the CDC has been repeatedly exposed by many researchers, and even by some of its employees, as a rogue, terminally corrupt agency.  The list of flagrant crimes committed at the highest levels of the CDC, and the FDA as well, is long.  As just one example, for more than a year, on a daily basis, this agency was flooded with reports of severe reactions and deaths following administration of the Covid vaccine, yet then CDC director Rochelle Walensky continued to assure Americans that it was “safe and effective” while not even acknowledging any of these alarming reports.  The mainstream media did its job by censoring this and everything else they call “misinformation.”

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS (on the web at is jointly managed by the CDC and FDA.  There is a website,, unaffiliated with the government, which is staffed by volunteers who have analyzed the data from VAERS.  According to the CDC’s own database, as of January 26, 2024, 37,100 people have died and 214,248 have been hospitalized after receiving this injection – and this is just a fraction of the actual number of casualties.  For your edification, I have enclosed a detailed report of the dead and injured, up to November 12, 2022, as tabulated by an analyst of EudraVigilance, the European equivalent of VAERS.  Not all European countries participate, and as in the U.S. most victims are unaware of a reporting system, so these numbers, as shocking as they are, tell only a small part of the story, and they are much higher now, fifteen months later.

What we are dealing with here is a human tragedy beyond comprehension, which is not being discussed at all in the mainstream media.  There is, however, a great deal of coverage and discussion in the alternative media – that is, on the internet.  The most comprehensive website on this subject, in my opinion, is  This site is broken down into numerous categories, one of which is the astronomical increase in miscarriages and birth defects that have followed administration of the Covid jab to pregnant women who were assured by the CDC that it was safe.  This was a monstrous lie.  Yet, I have just logged on to and I see that this claim is still being made.  Pregnant women in New York are still being told that it’s safe, and it appears that this new and clearly dangerous mRNA technology, which was used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, may soon be used in the manufacture of childhood vaccines that are required for school attendance here and in most other states.  These are just a few of the many issues I wish to raise in the proposed conference I have mentioned.  Personally speaking, I think you have a lot to answer for.

Incidentally, I have reached out to law enforcement on this matter.  Last year, I mailed a long letter, along with the November 2022 EudraVigilance report, to twelve sheriffs in upstate rural counties.  I simply wanted to educate them on the dire consequences of this nationwide Covid vaccination campaign, as well as the pending appeal in the Borrello v. Hochul lawsuit, which I’m sure you’re familiar with.  If the previous ruling is upheld, it would give you, acting through the state health commissioner, the power to direct the local police to forcibly quarantine any individual for an indefinite period based on nothing but a whim.  I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with one sheriff whom I will not name, who said he would never enforce this, and agreed with me on every point regarding vaccines and all this Covid nonsense.  He does not have a good relationship with the head of the local health department, to put it mildly, and he despises Kathy Hochul.  I can only hope that many other sheriffs feel the same way.

Undoubtedly, most or all of you reading this letter take a dim view of anti-vaxxers.  The media have done a thorough job at conditioning the public to believe that people like me are idiots and weirdos.  I intend to hire a videographer for this proposed event and post it on my website, so this would be the perfect opportunity for you to expose me as an irresponsible fool and show the world how you are far better informed on this subject, and how you’re doing a fine job at protecting the public from dangerous pathogens with the many vaccines that you promote.

I’m thinking of Cooperstown as a venue for the proposed event, which is less than a three hour drive for nearly every recipient of this letter.  It would be a one-day affair that would not require an overnight stay.  I will arrange and pay for it if I get just two positive replies.  Alternatively, you are welcome to compose a statement of any length that I will post on my website.

If you’re interested, please contact me by writing to P.O. Box 45, Jeffersonville, NY 12748, call me at ​**********, or email me at ​**********.


John Massaro 

I was fairly certain that not one of these people would be willing to show up for a videotaped discussion, and quite frankly, that’s what I was hoping for because I didn’t want to lay out more than a thousand bucks  to hire a conference room and a professional videographer.  Furthermore, nothing productive would come out of it.  This issue has been debated for well over 200 years and nothing is ever resolved.  I could make my point just as well by telling you here that no one bothered to respond.  You would think, or at least I once thought, that aside from my $30,000 offer, one or two would reply in regard to the enormous number of casualties in the wake of the Covid vax campaign which they so vigorously supported.  You know, a twinge of conscience maybe?  Or dispute the figures as “misinformation,” a word that has become so fashionable these past four years?  I know why.  It’s only human to reject the idea that you’ve been living a lie for so long.  And worse, that you have a lot of blood on your hands.  It’s what anyone should expect from bureaucrats.

Weeks passed, and I didn’t get a single reply.  Just what I expected.  I was satisfied.  Then to my surprise I got an email on March 12 from a Sarah Brazzell, whose title is executive assistant to Commissioner James McDonald.  There was no salutation and no closing.  It simply read: “Dr. McDonald is unable to participate in the panel.”