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The Illinois government’s plan to export medical tyranny nationwide and how to stop it

The Illinois government, long known for systemic corruption, has more recently become known for imposing on its residents and visitors some of the most draconian COVID-19 restrictions in the country. Even though most Americans think the COVID-19 pandemic is in the rearview mirror, Illinois’ corrupt government continues to advance a plan to dominate public health nationwide through an infectious disease testing and treatment surveillance regime. The plan involves taking control of your life and your children’s lives by coercing unwanted medical procedures and restricting activities using a compliance scheme called the “Do to Do” model.

Pg. 14 of Power Point Presentation: SHIELD U.S. A COVID-19 testing system to get the U.S. back up and running more safely as we bridge to widespread vaccination. University of Illinois System (Dec. 14, 2020)

According to the plan uncovered as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, citizens are expected to “do” what is required, such as accept vaccination, to be able to “do” what they intend, such as go to a restaurant. The infrastructure necessary to support such a system for COVID and a whole host of diseases, is currently quietly being built out, with all expenses paid by taxpayers. In fact, during January and February of 2022, the City of Chicago implemented a “Do to Do” requirement. Citizens were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to participate in a variety of indoor activities including going to the gym, attending a movie or show, or visiting a museum.

The plan coming out of Illinois is being deployed by a for-profit, university-related company called Shield T3, which is owned by the University of Illinois. And as of April 2022, Shield T3 had already incorporated in 20 states. So, if you haven’t heard of Shield T3 and you care about freedom and liberty, this is truly a must-read article.

Shield T3 – T3 standing for Target, Test, and Tell – has a suite of products including: a saliva-based test for COVID-19 called covidSHIELD, a proximity tracing app, a vaccine/health passport app, an agent-based modelling project, and a school-based program called Test to Stay. The SHIELD plan was first implemented at the University of Illinois, which for students felt much more like a prison than a university.

SHIELD’s initial plan is to build testing hubs with a capacity of 100,000 tests per day in the 25 largest U.S. cities and then build mobile labs with a capacity of 10,000 tests per day in the 50 next-largest U.S. cities and at all major universities.

Pg. 20 of Power Point Presentation: SHIELD U.S. A COVID-19 testing system to get the U.S. back up and running more safely as we bridge to widespread vaccination. University of Illinois System (Dec. 14, 2020)

The SHIELD plan, originally code named “the Manhattan Project” by scientists at the university who were developing it, was presented to then-President-elect Joe Biden’s team in December 2020.  Invoking the World War II era code name for the project that led to the creation of the first atomic bombs is likely no accident. There’s a world war raging for control of human health, human freedom, and, likely, even humanity itself under the guise of protecting public health. The so-called “pandemic” caused by COVID-19 is clearly but the first battle. What’s happening right now is a deployment of the necessary infrastructure to support a private-public partnership for medical tyranny all across this country.

Premised on the notion of pandemic risk, since 2020, SHIELD has built out a massive COVID testing and surveillance infrastructure in Illinois funded almost entirely by federal pandemic relief dollars, which were earmarked for SHIELD’s exclusive use by Illinois’ billionaire democrat governor JB Pritzker, and taxpayer funds held by the University of Illinois. And while the perception of pandemic risk is now greatly diminished, a recent Shield T3 slide presentation stated that “Shield T3 is continuing to pursue opportunities to build a business for the long-term.” Shield T3’s plan is to increase its disease surveillance in at least three ways: (1) broadening its network of testing facilities; (2) increasing the number of diseases tested for by SHIELD tests; and, (3) performing more in-depth and detailed tests on people.

Pg. 4 of Power Point Presentation: SHIELD T3 Executive Committee Meeting Public Session. University of Illinois System (Feb. 11, 2022).

The SHIELD testing program currently centers around a saliva-based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19. As fear of COVID fades and vaccine failure becomes very widely recognized, however, COVID-19 is being seen as an endemic disease, and therefore, one of many background infectious diseases. So, Shield T3’s plan is to rapidly repurpose existing PCR equipment and infrastructure to test not only for COVID-19 but also for any number of other diseases including, most notably, influenza and RSV.

A recent job posting on LinkedIn gave a clear indication of where the company is headed: “Shield T3 Health is a mission-based molecular diagnostics company that provides high-quality, low-cost COVID19 diagnostics and molecular microbiology testing. We provide our clinical testing services through our CLIA-accredited laboratories that are currently located in Sunnyvale and Claremont in CA; Washington, DC; Georgetown, KY; Orono, ME; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; and Madison, WI.”

The Shield T3 job posting went on: “We are rapidly expanding into other areas of health care and clinical diagnostics testing. We are looking for a versatile molecular biology technologist to develop the technology necessary to develop state-of-the-art assays for microbiology, infectious diseases, genetics, genomics, and oncology with a special focus on PCR-based genotyping and next-generation sequencing-based laboratory-developed assays or IVD products.”

Shield T3’s expansion in terms of both geography and diversity of test offerings has followed the objectives outlined in several Rockefeller Foundation documents. And it should be noted that the Rockefeller Foundation provided grants and a strategic partnership to the University of Illinois to help SHIELD become established and expand. Of note is a March 2022 Rockefeller Foundation paper titled “Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal — A Roadmap for Living with COVID” wherein a roadmap to the “next normal” is outlined. One of the most notable suggestions that “[t]he Administration should develop a national program for serological and, if possible, cellular immunology surveillance to complement viral surveillance programs… To enable this work, the federal government should establish an interoperable, electronic, national verification system to capture vaccination data, positive SARS-CoV-2 test data (including from high sensitivity and specificity rapid at-home tests with QR codes that can be uploaded), and serology information.”

Rockerdeller Foundation’s “Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal A Roadmap for Living with COVID

The excerpt above contains three incredibly noteworthy components: A “national program” for “immunology surveillance” using an “interoperable, electronic, national verification system.” Plans for each component are already being implemented, coincidently or not so coincidently, also under the term SHIELD. Like Shield T3, there is a little-known federal project which is also called SHIELD. For the federal data project, SHIELD is an acronym that stands for Systemic Harmonization and Interoperability of Electronic Laboratory Data. Are these two SHIELD programs related? Clearly, by subject matter, they are. And, the two SHIELD programs complement each other perfectly.

This national SHIELD program for immunology surveillance, using an interoperable, electronic, national verification system for what are apparently called “data users,” appears to be tied to every aspect of a “patient’s” life – from family to work to banking to medical care to the government. Shield T3 could very well be the data acquisition arm for the federal SHIELD surveillance and verification system.

On March 31, 2022, the Executive Director of the Health Department in Illinois’ second most populous county, Karen Ayala, testified before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives requesting increased infrastructure funding to help overcome “data system and interoperability issues,” as she called them, to allow public health departments to know who is becoming infected and “opportunities for treatment” and “to intervene more effectively.” These and other tools requested during the hearing perfectly coincide with the suggestion outlined in the Rockefeller paper.

Regarding expanding testing to other diseases, Shield T3 and the Rockefeller Foundation were in near-perfect sync. However, the Rockefeller Foundation goes further by setting a goal that is unattainable without major restrictions and interventions by suggesting the government “[s]hift the focus from COVID to major respiratory viral illnesses like flu and RSV infection, with the interim goal of reducing annual deaths below the worst influenza season in the last decade.” One of the proposed interventions is to “[e]stablish a test-to-treat infrastructure that links all testing with high sensitivity and specificity to immediate medical consults and appropriate treatment, clinical trial enrollment, and public health guidance.” The results of all these tests “need to be systematically collected and directly linked to appropriate treatment, clinical trial enrollment, and isolation guidance.”

So, Shield T3 testing creates an open invitation and a direct path for doctors and public health officials to intervene with whatever is deemed appropriate treatment through this test-to-treat infrastructure. Clearly, the designation of appropriate treatment becomes very important. The Rockefeller paper claims “[e]ffective COVID therapy over the long term will most likely require a cocktail of two or three drugs.” This cocktail of drugs is already in development. And the paper suggests, “[t]he country needs a new Warp-Speed-like program with advanced purchase agreements and other financial and regulatory incentives to facilitate development and production of a multi-drug oral antiviral cocktail” and then reiterates that “[a]nother important element in therapeutics is to have a rapid test-to-treat pathway.” The paper’s conclusion is: “All Americans who have a positive PCR test should be contacted within a day and offered a treatment, enrollment in a clinical trial of a potential therapy, and advice on how to isolate and stay safe.” Shield T3’s flagship product is saliva PCR testing followed up with rapid contact and isolation. In fact, SHIELD’s plan states: “We need a SWAT team approach for hotspots.” At the University of Illinois, real-time data enabled the university to initiate what they called “SHIELD Team 30” to isolate students that test positive within 30 minutes. The Rockefeller paper also envisions teams “delivering public health interventions” to vulnerable populations, especially vaccines such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccines.

The SHIELD plans are a dangerous gateway to unprecedented intrusions on individual rights and violations of fundamental freedoms and liberty. Shield T3 and the federal electronic verification system called SHIELD are vehicles for medical tyranny coming in the name of public health. Forcing medical procedures, whether vaccination or drug cocktails, through harsh tactics of coercion, discrimination, and isolation is only possible through a complex and highly detailed real-time electronic surveillance network.


Steps You Can Take

Step One: The United States is in negotiations right now with other nations around the world to create a legally binding global pandemic treaty. We need to act now to prevent Americans’ health data from being linked to and exploited by global governance bodies. Sign SHF’s petition telling our lawmakers to say NO to a legally binding global pandemic treaty​.
Step two: Share this information! There is, right now, an urgent need to raise public awareness of the SHIELD plans. A well-informed populace can raise our voices together to stop medical tyranny. Forward our email to your friends, or click the buttons on the left to share on social media!
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References & Sources
(Dec. 14, 2020). SHIELD U.S. A COVID-19 testing system to get the U.S. back up and running more safely as we bridge to widespread vaccination. University of Illinois System.

SHIELD T3 Health, (Feb. 11, 2022). SHIELD T3 Executive Committee Meeting Public Session. University of Illinois System.

Rockefeller Foundation (Mar 2022). Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal Roadmap for Living with Covid.


Jill Hines

Directory of Advocacy
A former banker turned homeschool mom, Jill Hines began researching alternatives to conventional medicine in 2010 and what she discovered changed the trajectory of her life. She corrected a worrisome health issue, and embraced a natural approach to wellness. Advocating for informed consent and parental rights became a full-time mission when she joined the board of the Georgia Coalition for Vaccine Choice and later became the co-director of Health Freedom Louisiana. Due to her advocacy efforts during the COVID crisis, Jill was one of 25 Louisianans selected by Central City News as “a hero of the constitutional crisis.” She was also presented the Impact Award for Outstanding Public Service from the government watchdog organization Citizens for a New Louisiana. Jill now represents hundreds of millions of Americans who experienced censorship due to the Biden administration's efforts to suppress disfavored speech as a plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Missouri v. Biden. Jill holds a marketing degree from Louisiana Tech University and now passionately “sells” health freedom full-time. Serving as Stand for Health Freedom’s advocacy director provides an incredible opportunity to advance the growing movement to preserve the sacred right to refuse unwanted medical interventions for ourselves and our children without fear of retribution.
“We have lived through a terrifying societal, psychological, and medical experiment which afforded us a knowledge that our forefathers tried to impart and we can no longer ignore: Our freedom is tenuous. For our children’s sake, the time is now to take a stand for health freedom.”

Chrissy Scott

Executive Assistant and Social Media Manager

A labor and delivery nurse with a lifelong passion for maternal and fetal health, Chrissy Scott left her job of 19 years after learning the truth about the harms caused by the medical system. In 2009, she was mandated by her employer to receive the H1N1 vaccine during her first trimester of pregnancy with her second child. She was assured that the vaccine was “safe and effective” for pregnant women, but her son was born with a kidney defect that could have been fatal. She didn’t connect the dots to vaccine injury until several years later when the declining health of her oldest son drove her to seek answers outside of allopathic medicine.

This personal journey ignited in her a new passion for truth and transparency in health care. As SHF’s Executive Assistant, Chrissy facilitates communication and local advocacy initiatives alongside Leah Wilson for their home state of Indiana. She also manages and creates graphics for SHF’s social media accounts and the website’s swag shop.

Chrissy earned her nursing degree from Anderson University and served her entire career at her local hospital. While she’s no longer a floor nurse, her five very active boys frequently test her nursing skills! She homeschools her children and has been co-owner of a successful home décor sign business with her sister.

“Parents, being the experts on their own children, are best suited to make decisions for the well-being of their family. To do this properly, they must be given full and accurate information and be free from force or coercion.”

Ellen Chappelle


Ellen Chappelle serves as SHF’s resident wordsmith. A seasoned writer and editor, she’s enthusiastic about ensuring that our content is clear, concise, and inspiring.

Ellen is most energized by working on projects that transform lives. A truth seeker as well as a journalist, she’s disturbed by the lack of accuracy in today’s media and determined to help share fact rather than fiction. And having found greater healing with alternative approaches, she’s also passionate about preserving our freedom to make informed health choices.

Past projects include serving as regional editor of a dog magazine, color and trend specialist for a small cosmetics company, arts columnist, newspaper reporter, ghostwriter, and creator of website content for artists and small businesses.

With a degree in journalism and theatre, Ellen is also a performer. She enjoyed singing and dancing on a cruise ship and traveling with a national musical theatre tour, as well as recording industrial videos, television commercials, and radio voiceovers. She also creates handcrafted jewelry in wire, chain maille, and fused glass.

“Despite what some would have us believe, the fact remains that this nation was founded on biblical principles by people who wanted freedom to worship God and live their lives without government involvement. It’s never been more critical to fight for those rights.”


Executive Director and Co-founder

An attorney with a background in complex litigation and advocacy, Leah Wilson is passionate about children’s health and has researched and worked on child welfare issues for more than a decade.

The overmedication of children in foster care as a form of behavior management is what compelled Leah to become an advocate and foster parent. During her time as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children, Leah witnessed the rampant use of psychiatric drugs among foster kids. She also discovered that, in addition to many extensive requirements, the state had a policy that all foster children and foster families be fully vaccinated, without exception. Through her involvement in law, health and the foster care system, it became abundantly clear to Leah that the single most important issue affecting child welfare in the United States is the practice of one-size-fits-all medicine via medical mandates. This motivated Leah to expand her advocacy beyond foster care to all children nationwide and to start Stand for Health Freedom (SHF) in 2019.

A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Leah holds dual bachelor degrees in political science and Spanish from Indiana University. In addition to her advocacy work with SHF, Leah is the owner and former operations director of MaxLiving Indy, one of the largest natural health centers in the Midwest. She is also an educator on holistic health as well as a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from religious rights to greening your home.

“Parental rights and religious freedom are God-given natural rights that cannot arbitrarily be taken away by government authorities. Parents are the single most important factor in a child’s success; I stand in full support of this sacred relationship.”

Sayer JI

Director and Co-founder

Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, lecturer, activist, and educator on natural health modalities. Among his many roles, he is an advisor to Stand for Health Freedom, a reviewer and editor of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, a steering committee member of the Global GMO Free Coalition, and the co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed Inc., a revolutionary scientific validation framework.

Most notably, Sayer is the founder of, the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded the platform in 2008 to provide an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. Today, has more than a million visits per month, serving as a trusted resource on myriad health and wellness topics to physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers worldwide.

Sayer attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he studied under the notable American philosopher Dr. Bruce W. Wilshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1995, with a focus on the philosophy of science. His new book, Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body’s Radical Resilience through the New Biology, was released in March 2020 and is an Amazon bestseller.

“I truly believe that education will be our greatest shield against accelerating the erosion of civil liberties, including the right to bodily sovereignty, as well as the greatest catalyst for positive change on this planet moving forward.”

Bailey Kuykendoll

Associate Director

Designer and visual marketer Bailey Kuykendoll began advocating for health and religious freedom and parental rights in 2014 after learning she was pregnant. A self-described skeptic, she’s not afraid to ask questions and do copious amounts of research to reach her own conclusions.

She’s also not afraid of hard work. As SHF’s Associate Director, Bailey truly keeps the organizational boat afloat. Working closely with our State Directors in each state, she ensures that SHF has calls-to-action for health-freedom bills and petitions on our website and across social media, spreading the word to encourage people to contact their legislators. She builds campaigns, graphics, website pages, and relationships.

Bailey earned a design degree from Harrington Institute of Design in 2008. She then served as a production assistant on several shows for HGTV, followed by working behind the scenes on the X Factor, small indie films, music videos, and documentaries. Bailey joined Health Freedom Florida after moving to the East Coast, becoming co-president of the grassroots organization in 2019. While at Health Freedom Florida, she successfully filed a state bill designed to stop discrimination based on your health status. She joined SHF in the fall of 2020.

“God placed a calling on my heart back in 2008 to be a part of something bigger for Him. Twelve years later, the opportunity came knocking to help others lean into their natural-born rights and take a stand for themselves and their families. I knew this is where I was called to be, and I have never looked back.”

Valerie Borek


Valerie Borek is a passionate advocate for health rights and family privacy. A mother of two with degrees in law and biochemistry, she is perfectly positioned to lead SHF advocates through complex health-rights policy. Her work is guided by a love for American values, uncovering truth, and a passion for empowering others. Valerie has served as SHF’s policy analyst since 2021.

Valerie’s understanding of the value of freedom to make one’s own health care choices is not just academic. Health freedom has kept her boys alive and thriving. Her choice to have home births jump-started her advocacy for health privacy. Her eldest son survived a rare and deadly cancer because her family was able to navigate medical care while holding onto values that were sometimes at odds with recommendations.

Before joining SHF, Valerie specialized in health and parenting rights at her boutique law firm, especially surrounding birth and vaccine rights. She advocated for informed consent in health care and transparent food labeling in her state. She helped found the Birth Rights Bar Association and was honored to present their argument to the Delaware Supreme Court that midwifery is not the practice of medicine, in support of a trailblazing midwife.

“Health is the foundation of how we show up in this world to love, serve, and create. Americans are blessed to live in a country that gets stronger the more we protect fundamental rights, like informed consent and privacy, so individuals and families can thrive.”

Mary Katherine LaCroix


Mary Katherine LaCroix became involved with SHF as a volunteer in 2019 when the religious exemption for childhood vaccines was at risk in her home state of New Jersey. She believes strongly that parents have the responsibility for their children’s health, education, and faith formation and that only they have the right to make medical decisions and manage their care.

She has worked in fundraising for more than 25 years at various educational, cultural, human services, and political organizations. A graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a degree in History and English Literature.

Mary Katherine is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with and help grow SHF, believing that together we can achieve even greater impact in protecting our rights and caring for our loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and large extended family, as well as volunteering to support the special needs community.

“Parents are taught that they must trust the experts. That’s what we did, until we learned that the experts can be wrong and don’t always know what is best for your child. Parents should instead feel empowered by their natural, God-given ability to advocate and care for their children. SHF is here to give them the tools to do just that.”

Sheila Ealey

Political Analyst

Dr. Sheila Lewis Ealey is the founder and former director of the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, a therapeutic day school for children who are on the autism spectrum or struggling with other nonverbal intellectual disabilities. The wife of a former U.S. Coast Guard Officer, she is also the mother of four children. Her son was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum disorder at 18 months. He is now a young man and considered moderate and emerging.

Sheila and her twins were featured in the documentary “Vaxxed.” She has traveled extensively, advocating for medical freedom. She continues to educate disenfranchised parents about their fundamental rights to religious and philosophical exemptions, their ability to live sustainably on a limited budget, and the importance of nutrition and biomedical interventions for optimum health with autism. She also writes individual homeschool curriculums for parents of children with autism or intellectual disorders. Sheila is a trustee for the Autism Trust, USA, and on the board of directors of Children’s Health Defense.

Over the past 20 years, she has educated herself to use natural healing modalities for the body and brain. Her formal education includes degrees in communication, special education curriculum, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership in Special Education. Sheila serves as an assistant content advisor and political analyst for SHF.

“It is not the Constitution’s job to protect our liberties, as it is not a philosophical document but a legal one. Its purpose is to limit the powers and authority of our federal government in hopes of preventing an intrusion upon our unalienable rights. We are obliged to maintain our government within its limits.”

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