Reflections on a Year of Truth-Telling
Peace, Be Still! Have Faith that Humanity will Persevere.
The one year anniversary of my “dismissal” for not complying with my now former employer’s COVID vaccine mandate recently passed on September 30th. It is hard to believe a whole year has gone by since my world was flipped upside down. To say that it has been an incredible journey would be a massive understatement. I can’t even begin to express the deep and heartfelt gratitude that I have for the many, many people that I’ve connected with who have picked me up with an overwhelming amount of support. For that I am forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share my truth, my firsthand experience as a laboratory scientist, and much more. I truly hope that you have found it valuable and only wish it could reach more people. Everyone deserves to know the truth of what has been done to them, not just the past 2.5 years, but really the last 100 years.
If you are new not just to Still in the Storm, but to me as well then I’ll take a little space to provide a brief introduction before proceeding. My name is Mike Donio and for 20 years prior to last September 30th I was a biological scientist doing research in the lab. Although I started off in academia, the majority of my career has been in the pharma/biotech industry. Whereas most scientists are highly specialized, I am fortunate to have been exposed to a lot of different scientific disciplines. The three main areas that I have studied within are virology, neuroscience, and oncology. Most recently I was a Senior Scientist for a biotech company in the immuno-oncology space developing antibodies to treat cancer. Around the end of last summer the majority of the industry was rolling out COVID vaccine mandates and my former employer quickly followed suit. I knew that this was coming and so had started looking into the new mRNA “vaccine” technology. Not only was I shocked at what I saw, but I couldn’t understand how you could put this into the scale of humans desired with the limited testing that has been done. In addition to that, through a lot of prayer and reflection I came to understand that God absolutely does not want us to it. So, because of my strong spiritual beliefs and the research that I did as a scientist who used similar technologies, I could not comply with the mandate. I submitted a religious exemption, but it was denied and my job was terminated.
No one asked for what has befallen humanity over the course of the past 2.5 years, but I truly believe that it is how we respond when it shows up at our doorstep, so to speak, that defines us. So, since my termination I’ve been fighting back and speaking out, boldly sharing the truth about the state of science in the industry and much more. For me this is about doing everything I can to give my children a fighting chance at a better future. In order to do that we must be bigger than ourselves. If I am successful, I won’t live to see it but that is ok. It’s not about what happens in my lifetime. Don’t think for a second that this all just came together in a few years, because it has taken a lot longer than that to get us to accept what has been hoisted upon us. Therefore, it will take just as long, if not longer, to unravel it and I’m committed to doing whatever it takes. If we fail now what are we condemning the future to? This is why silence is absolutely acquiescence and defeat.
All the incredible people that I have connected with have looked to different things to find strength in these difficult and challenging times. For me, it has been my faith in God and Jesus Christ that has led me through. At the end of the day, despite what the institutional church says, God does not want us to inject these toxic and deadly vaccines into our bodies.
“Do you not know that your body is the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Despite not having any regrets about not taking the vaccine, I find myself awake late most nights wondering how in the world I am going to come up with a way to provide for my family, to make up for the lost income. In the end, I’m steadied because through my faith I know that it will be alright for nothing is impossible for God. For whatever reason, I was called out of what I consider a depraved and satanic system, not of health and healing, but of idolatry and death. Now I’m walking boldly and courageously in truth. Please note that my goal is in no way to force my beliefs on anyone else. I simply share this to state my path and what has given me strength throughout this fight in hopes that it might inspire some of you. When taking a step into the unknown we must find something to stabilize us such that we don’t fall into the abyss. For me, its faith and I have little doubt that the storm would have taken me a long time ago if not for my faith. Without faith, it would be anything but still for me. A great many people struggled tremendously with the same decision that I was confronted with. Unfortunately, they didn’t see that there was a choice and my heart aches for the impossible position that these people were and still are being put in. If nothing else, I want to show you that it is possible to take a step that will quite literally change your life forever and come out on the other side ok, perhaps stronger than ever. Make no mistake, the challenge is real but once the paralyzing fear of the unknown wears off you start to see what true freedom can be. I spent most of my career as a scientist who asked a lot questions. Take it from me, that’s not a popular position but, I just could not let things go unanswered, especially when the implications are so big. We are talking about developing drugs that will be tested on humans, something I did and still do take very seriously. Then certain events in my life pulled the curtain back and exposed the true nature of an industry that I naively thought I could fix from the inside. It was one of those situations where once you see it there is no going back. So, am I upset that I am no longer developing drugs that kill many more than they help? No, not at all and now I have a chance to do my part in exposing it. I’ve shared quite a bit in my more than 30 interviews, but there is a lot more that I’ve held back on. Some of which is due to the legal challenge that I’m engaged in with my former employer over the aforementioned mandate. Moving forward I will leave no stone unturned to get to and expose the truth.
What Lays Ahead for Still in the Storm?
A year ago I never considered that my whole life would get flipped upside down or that I’d be writing a newsletter like this, but here I am. My original intent for Still in the Storm was to try to help people find their still in this storm that we have been going through by focusing on faith, healing and truth, with a little science thrown in here and there too. I want you to know that although I haven’t exactly stuck to that very well, my intentions remain the same and I’m now refocusing my efforts.
One of the main reasons that I speak out is because I have firsthand experience in the lab, in the board room, etc. I know that no amount of second or thirdhand experience can possibly make up for what I have done, seen and heard myself. So, I feel a responsibility to share that as I have in many of my interviews, but I want to expand on it. In addition to that I will share my prospective and insights on various scientific topics, such as virology and cancer, areas that I’ve spent significant time working within. I want to then expand on that to dig deeper. For example, my research has strongly suggested that cancer is not what we are being told, and it certainly isn’t what is being studied in labs. So, what is it really and what are the options for treating it outside of the incredibly toxic treatments foisted upon us by the allopathic medical system? That’s just one area I want to delve into.
I’m also looking to provide solutions to empower you such that you will never again have to export your thinking to some “expert” that absolutely does not have your or your family’s best interests. It might surprise you that despite my extensive experience as a scientist I don’t want you to just blindly accept what I’m telling you. Regardless of your background or experience in science you can learn how to discern any of this yourself. No one should ever be told that they don’t have a right to ask questions because they don’t have a certain degree or professional association. I will show you how to do it all yourself and together we will put an end to the notion that we must talk down to the “layman”. It’s an utterly ridiculous notion and one we must do away with if we are to prevent this from ever happening again. We are now in a world where understanding science (what they think is science), even at a basic level, can be the difference between life and death. The pandemics, vaccines, more won’t be stopping any time soon, so it is critical that everyone is prepared to be able to discern anything and make decisions for themselves when confronted with these things. They won’t stop, so neither can we!
My pledge to you is to provide the highest quality content that I possibly can. This will take the form of a regular newsletter for subscribers, regular articles, perhaps even a Podcast, and more. I will be creating additional content to be put behind the paywall for my paid subscribers as well that may include even a few additional perks like discussion threads and live Q and A sessions. Who knows what the future will bring, so stay tuned! I would love to hear from you on anything that you would like to see, especially if you have specific questions related to science or anything else. Please comment in the discussion below.
Above all, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. I continue to be blown away each and every day. It is truly humbling. This is where I see my faith playing out before me and find my still in this storm.
“But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?””
Mark 4:38-40 NKJV
It is my utmost hope and prayer that you too will find your own still in this storm.
Thank you and God Bless!
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I can relate with my anniversary for job loss due to vaccine status coming up at the end of the month. I too have a science background but in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. I have taken this opportunity to finish writing up my PhD thesis. I have till the 3rd of November to submit. Almost finished with a few more days working on the conclusion. Due to my access to information I took six months off to look at all things Covid. Like you what I found only increased my hesitancy. Also having another degrees in accounting and finance along with honours in psychology it gives me to very useful skill sets for investigating the Covid story. First I know how to follow the money. Second, I appreciate the psychology of group manipulation and persuasion. Like you I won't rest until I see the cancer in our corporate, academic and public sectors removed. In my journey over the last 12 months I've found many others that think the same way. Chin up, we are a rapidly growing dedicated minority fighting for truth and peaceful change!!!
I can completely relate to what you've shared here. I don't have a science background, (I'm a teacher and writer) but God showed my husband and me early in 2020 that Covid was a scheme of the evil one and that the vaccines were NOT of Him. We both live by faith - we accept the work God gives, but are both freelance, and have lost most of our work as a result of the situation in the last 2.5 years. So clinging to God in the storm is something we're well acquainted with. HE IS FAITHFUL. Bless you.