BY : Robyn Chuter
Remember when “they” were all telling “us” that the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic was for everybody to get vaccinated? We were exhorted to accept a jab because it would protect the vulnerable, because it would help us achieve herd immunity, because it was our “civic duty” to take it, because it was the only way we could return to normalcy, because it would help healthcare workers to keep their patients safe, because, because, because:
Here in Australia, which managed to largely evade the virus by turning our country into a giant prison island, we were promised that these experimental injections would help us reach herd immunity without suffering the toll of the disease itself.
We were told – by people like Senator Kimberley Kitching, who is eminently qualified to make such proclamations by virtue of having arts and law degrees – that “being vaccinated is the only way out of this nightmare” and that “we need everyone to be vaccinated”.
Here’s how that’s turning out for Auscatraz. The number of cases has skyrocketed:
And although testing has increased, the spike in cases cannot solely be attributed to increased testing (a “casedemic”) because the number of tests conducted per confirmed case of COVID-19 is at its lowest level since the pandemic was declared:
Most tellingly, with 76% of the population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 injection and 70% “fully vaccinated”…
… the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in November 2021 – late spring, mind you, when respiratory viral illness rates are typically extremely low – is sitting at over 350 times higher than in the corresponding period in 2020 when no vaccines were available:
Just in case you need a little extra help in discerning the connection between vaccine doses administered and sickness and death from COVID-19, here it is:
And we’re not alone. Here’s Germany, which commenced its roll out of experimental COVID-19 injections in the midst of the northern hemisphere winter, and has now jabbed 70% of its population (67% “fully”), with roughly 85% of those in the most vulnerable 60+ age bracket “fully vaccinated”:
Note that Germany also has mask mandates in place and does not permit anyone to participate in any form of public life unless they are either “fully vaccinated”, can present proof that they are COVID-recovered, or have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
And yet somehow, neither vaccination nor containment theatre is restoring normal life. In fact, 7-day case counts are higher than ever before in the pandemic. How strange.
But maybe Germany hasn’t reached high enough vaccination rates to “achieve herd immunity” and “end the pandemic”. Let’s check out Singapore, which has injected 93% of its citizens (92% “fully”):
Nope, that’s not going so well either.
So what in hell (and I’m not at all sure that I’m using that word rhetorically) is happening here?
As usual, the scientific literature provides clues, if you’re prepared to read between the lines. And those clues all point in one direction: COVID-19 injections are interfering with the human immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in profoundly dangerous ways.
Exhibit A: Injecting people who are newly recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection increases their risk of reinfectionA study of over 1.5 million Qataris who received either the Pfizer/BNT 162B2 or Moderna/mRNA-1273 jabs (roughly one-third of whom had previously tested positive to SARS-CoV-2 on PCR) found – unsurprisingly, given previous research from Israel – that those who already had natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 before getting jabbed had a greatly reduced risk of getting reinfected than people who were jabbed without prior natural infection.
Furthermore, as time went on, those with jab-only immunity became more and more likely to suffer breakthrough infection compared to the jab-plus-natural immunity group, indicating increasingly-rapidly waning immunity:
But even more importantly, those who had received a Pfizer COVID-19 shot more than 6 months after recovering from SARS-CoV-2 infection were nearly 40% more likely to suffer a breakthrough infection than those who were jabbed less than 6 months after being infected, while those who received a Moderna shot were 60% likely to have a breakthrough infection if they were infected more than 6 months vs less than 6 months before getting their jab.
So what, you may be asking? Well, previous research has shown that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve for at least 6 months after recovering from infection, resulting in “greater somatic hypermutation, increased potency and resistance to RBD [receptor binding domain] mutations, indicative of continued evolution of the humoral response” – in other words, natural immunity becomes more broad and complete over time.
However, if a person receives a COVID-19 jab too soon after recovering from natural infection, the jab-induced antibodies may prevent the development of this broad, complete immunity. That’s certainly the direction that the Qatari study is pointing in.
Which leads us to…
Exhibit B: COVID-19 injections impede the development of full immunity to SARS-CoV-2According to the UK Health Security Agency’s COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report for week 42 of 2021,
“N antibody levels appear to be lower in individuals who acquire infection following 2 doses of vaccination.”
Let’s break this down. The “N” in “N antibody levels” refers to the nucleocapsid protein, the “shell” of the virus. “S antibodies” form against the spike protein of the virus.
While people who have been jabbed but never infected will only develop S antibodies, people who have recovered from infection with SARS-CoV-2 will develop both N and S antibodies, giving them broad and durable protection to not just the currently-circulating strain/s of SARS-CoV-2, but future variants that develop as the virus does what viruses do – continuously mutates.
Or at least, COVID-recovered people should develop both N and S antibodies. But as the UKHSA report indicates, people who get infected after being “fully vaccinated” (so-called breakthrough infections, which are now occurring at higher rates than infections in unvaccinated people, in all age groups over 30 – see the two right-most columns in Table 2 from the report, below) fail to develop the normal complement of N antibodies.
The figure below shows the sharp divergence between levels of N and S antibodies detected in blood donors:
What does this mean? Quite simply, without N antibodies, “fully vaccinated” individuals will be more susceptible to getting reinfected by strains of SARS-CoV-2 that have undergone mutation in the spike protein, which just happens to be the part of the virus that is mutating most rapidly due to vaccine-induced selection pressure.
Which brings us to…
Exhibit C: SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins induced by COVID-19 injections may cripple the development of immunological memoryA study published in the journal Viruses examined the effect of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on DNA repair mechanisms within cells. These repair mechanisms are crucial to the development of adaptive immunity – the arm of our immune system which is able to “remember” pathogens that it has previously fought off, so that we don’t become sick if we encounter them again.
The authors of the study posit that infection with SARS-CoV-2 is particularly dangerous to elderly people because they already have impaired DNA repair systems, and the spike proteins released by the virus further impedes this sub-par damage-repair mechanism, crippling their adaptive immune response:
“Consistent with our results, clinical observations also show that the risk of severe illness or death with COVID–19 increases with age, especially older adults who are at the highest risk . This may be because SARS–CoV–2 spike proteins can weaken the DNA repair system of older people and consequently impede V(D)J recombination and adaptive immunity.”
However, where things really get concerning is the implication of their finding for the immune function of people who have received COVID-19 injections that are based on the full-length spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, which includes mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) and adenovirus-vectored vaccines (AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).
“Full–length spike–based vaccines may inhibit the recombination of V(D)J in B cells, which is also consistent with a recent study that a full–length spike–based vaccine induced lower antibody titers compared to the RBD–based vaccine … Taken together, we identified one of the potentially important mechanisms of SARS–CoV–2 suppression of the host adaptive immune machinery. Furthermore, our findings also imply a potential side effect of the full–length spike–based vaccine.”
Or in plain English, people who have received mRNA and adenovirus-vectored injections may not be able to develop immunological “memory” due to damage to their DNA repair mechanisms, induced by the spike protein that the injections forced their own cells to produce.
Is this why heavily-vaccinated nations are now – contrary to all those promises that lining up for experimental injections was our golden ticket out of the pandemic – entangled in an endless war with SARS-CoV-2, and their ICUs are “completely filled with vaccinated people“? If you have a better explanation, let me know.
Following is a letter which I am sending to every Queensland and Federal member of parliament and senator in response to the Chief Health Officer’s direction that all heathcare providers must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 by 15 December 2021. I encourage readers to present this open letter to their own local member and senator, and give full permission to reproduce it in whole or in part.
I encourage all Queensland healthcare practitioners, whether medical, allied health or complementary, who are opposed to the CHO direction mandating COVID-19 vaccination, to join the Queensland Health Practitioners Association and contribute to our legal fighting fund. Members of the public who wish to support practitioners’ right to choose whether or not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can contribute via MyCause.
You can download the letter as a PDF file here.
As I am sure you are aware, the Chief Health Officer of Queensland has issued a direction1 ordering that by 15 December 2021, all persons who work in a healthcare setting must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the maximum penalty for noncompliance being 100 penalty units (i.e. $13,785) or 6 months imprisonment.
I am a sole practitioner in a home-based Lifestyle Medicine clinic. Unless I comply with this directive, I will no longer be able to see clients in person. Whilst hairdressers, beauty therapists, and massage therapists (including those who provide “non therapeutic” massage) are not subject to a vaccine mandate2 despite working in extremely close proximity to their clients, the Chief Health Officer of Queensland judges that clients sitting opposite me in a well-ventilated room would be at an unacceptable risk of infection unless I am “fully vaccinated”.
Australia’s COVID-19 policies are scientifically unsoundI have an Honours degree in Public Health, a qualification which taught me the history and mission of the public health movement, as well as how to read, understand and critique scientific literature. The former outcome of my academic training – understanding the mission of public health – alerted me to the fact that the Federal and State policy responses to the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 are uniformly disastrous from a public health standpoint. Not only have these policy responses completely abandoned the evidence-based protocols laid out in the Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza3, they violate the foundational principle laid down by D.A. Henderson, the man who designed the strategy which resulted in the eradication of smallpox:
“Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted. Strong political and public health leadership to provide reassurance and to ensure that needed medical care services are provided are critical elements. If either is seen to be less than optimal, a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.”4
Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza
State and Federal policies aiming to “stop the spread” of SARS-CoV-2 (a fool’s errand with a highly contagious but low virulence airborne virus) have indeed been catastrophically disruptive to normal social functioning, have stoked rather than allayed public anxiety, and have resulted in the denial of needed medical care to the public by prohibiting access to safe and inexpensive early effective treatment for COVID-195, 6, which has been repeatedly shown to reduce the risk of hospitalisation and death by at least 85%, even in high-risk elderly patients7, 8, 9.
The latter outcome of my academic training – ability to read and understand medical and scientific literature – has alerted me to two pivotal facts:
1. The risk of COVID-19 vaccines exceeds the benefits, for individuals in all age groupsThe risk:benefit ratio of receiving any of the products described as “COVID-19 vaccines” currently available in Australia is extremely unfavourable to me personally; that is, I am far more likely to experience a serious adverse event than I am to be made seriously ill from SARS-CoV-2 infection. According to an exhaustive analysis by Kostoff et al10,
“A novel best-case scenario cost-benefit analysis showed very conservatively that there are five times the number of deaths attributable to each inoculation vs those attributable to COVID-19 in the most vulnerable 65+ demographic. The risk of death from COVID-19 decreases drastically as age decreases, and the longer-term effects of the inoculations on lower age groups will increase their risk-benefit ratio, perhaps substantially.”
Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?
In other words, as a healthy, normal-weight 50 year old with no comorbidities, my risk of dying as a result of receiving any of the currently-available COVID-19 vaccines exceeds my risk of dying of COVID-19 itself by substantially more than five times.
According to the University of Oxford’s QCovid Calculator11, my personal risk of a COVID-19-associated death if unvaccinated is 1 in 111,111, based on data collected in the second and third pandemic waves in England. Using US and Australian data, MyCOVIDOdds12 calculates my risk of dying if infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 at 1 in 50,250 if I receive no treatment, or 1 in 334,983 with evidence-based early treatment.
Given the vanishingly small likelihood that I would become seriously ill or die as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection, even a low likelihood of injury by COVID-19 vaccines would be quite simply unacceptable to me.
However, the risk of injury is not low. All pharmacovigilance systems including DAEN in Australia, VAERS in the US, the Yellow Card system in the UK, EudraVigilance in the EU and the WHO’s VigiBase are raising safety signals to a degree unprecedented in their history. I must stress that the purpose of pharmacovigilance systems is not to prove causation but to detect safety signals which must then be thoroughly investigated through both examination of patient clinical records and pathology (including autopsy) specimens, and data analytics. One way of detecting such signals is to compare adverse event reports between different vaccine products.
The comparison between adverse event and death reports to DAEN associated with COVID-19 vs influenza vaccines is striking:
The number of deaths reported to VAERS in association with receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine is clearly wildly in excess of any other vaccine13:
Furthermore, there is a strong temporal relationship between vaccination and death. If there were no causal relationship between receipt of the vaccine and death, death reports would be evenly distributed over the days following vaccination, but in fact it is obvious that deaths cluster in the few days following vaccination before gradually tapering off14:
The recent revelation, forced by a Freedom of Information request, that Pfizer received 42,086 case reports of serious adverse reactions to its COVID-19 vaccine – including 1223 deaths – in just the first 90 days of the worldwide rollout, with thousands more submissions omitted from the report15, reinforces my view (which is backed by international experts in drug safety including Dr Tess Lawrie of the Evidence-based Medicine Consultancy16 and vaccinologist Dr Geert Vanden Bossche17) that these products are unacceptably unsafe.
For comparison, the 1976 swine flu vaccination campaign was halted after only around 30 vaccine-associated deaths were reported18.
2. COVID-19 vaccines do not stop infection with or transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and hence cannot end the COVID-19 pandemicDespite the rhetoric of both politicians and public health officials in Australia, the products described as COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent infection with, nor transmission of, SARS-CoV-2; they merely reduce the symptoms of infection. The evidence that I summarise for you below clearly demonstrates that far from protecting my clients, if I did accept a COVID-19 vaccine and subsequently became infected with SARS-CoV-2, I would present a greater hazard to them than if I developed an infection whilst unvaccinated, since I would be less likely to have any symptoms to warn me that I was ill and should self-isolate, at the point where I was at peak viral load and therefore maximal risk for infecting others.
State and Federal policies on vaccination have been informed by modelling performed by the Doherty Institute. However, this modelling rests on outdated assumptions that have been disproven by more recent and thorough research. Furthermore, the Doherty Institute has misrepresented its data sources for key calculations.
For example, the following table from Doherty’s August modelling update19 estimated that COVID-19 vaccination would reduce the risk of household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a fully vaccinated person with a breakthrough infection of the Delta variant by 65%:
However, the “study” referenced in the table caption is actually a letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (i.e. not subject to normal peer-review processes)20 which drew on a dataset of COVID-19 cases identified in England between 4th January and 28th February 2021, when the Alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2 accounted for the overwhelming majority of UK COVID-19 cases. In fact, the Delta variant was not detected in the UK until mid-April 202121. In addition, the authors of this letter stated that “most of the vaccinated index patients in our data set (93%) had received only the first dose of vaccine.” From where, then, does Doherty derive its point estimate for vaccine effectiveness after dose 2? Certainly not from the article that it cites as the source of its calculations!
A peer-reviewed study examining UK contact tracing data, published in The Lancet on October 29, 202122 found that a person who had received a COVID-19 vaccination but developed a breakthrough infection was not less likely to transmit the virus to a household member than an unvaccinated individual; in fact rates of transmission were virtually identical:
“SAR [secondary attack rate] among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% [95% CI 15–35] for vaccinated vs 23% [15–31] for unvaccinated).”
Community transmission and viral load kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the UK: a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study
The difference in risk of infection between vaccinated and unvaccinated household contacts of an individual with a Delta strain infection did not reach statistical significance. Overall, vaccine effectiveness was estimated to be just 34%, well below the 50% threshold set by the FDA for approval of a vaccine, and substantially below the Doherty Institute’s projections for the effectiveness of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines against the Delta strain (79% and 60% respectively; see Table S2.1 below). These projections have informed State and Federal government policies, but were based on a study23 of cases identified in Scotland between April 1, 2021 (when the Alpha variant was still dominant in the UK) and June 6, 2021 (when the Delta variant accounted for 80% of cases in which genetic sequencing was performed; it was not until late May that Delta cases outstripped Alpha in the UK)24:
Astonishingly, the Doherty Institute’s latest update to Federal Cabinet, dated 5 November 202125, assumes vaccine effectiveness against infection and onwards transmission of 79% for the AstraZeneca product and 93% for the Pfizer product, in direct contradiction to real-world evidence.
Real-world evidence that COVID-19 vaccines do not protect other people1) A pre-print study of US prisoners26 found no difference in cycle threshold values (an indicator of viral load) between breakthrough infections and infections in unvaccinated individuals; no difference in the length of time that fully vaccinated vs unvaccinated participants tested positive on RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2, and no difference in the duration of viral culture positivity (an indicator that infectious virus is present, as opposed to noninfectious viral particles that linger after infection has resolved) between fully vaccinated vs unvaccinated participants. In other words, vaccinated individuals were equally as likely to infect others as unvaccinated individuals.
2) Likewise, a pre-print study conducted in two demographically-distinct sites in California during the Delta surge27 found no significant difference in cycle threshold values between vaccinated and unvaccinated, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups infected with the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2. The authors of the study concluded that:
“A substantial proportion of asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals in our study had low Ct-values, indicative of high viral loads. Given that low Ct-values are indicative of high levels of virus, culture positivity, and increased transmission , our detection of low Ct-values in asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals is consistent with the potential for transmission from breakthrough infections prior to any emergence of symptoms.”
No Significant Difference in Viral Load Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated, Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Groups When Infected with SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant
In plain language, the vaccinated are at high risk of infecting other people, whether they display symptoms of COVID-19 or not.
3) A pre-print study conducted by public health officials from the US state of Wisconsin28 reached similar conclusions: fully vaccinated individuals were slightly more likely to have low Ct values (indicating higher viral load) than unvaccinated individuals (68% vs 63%), 95% of low-Ct samples from fully vaccinated individuals contained infectious SARS-CoV-2 vs 88% of low-Ct samples from unvaccinated individuals; and there were no difference in infectious virus titer between groups. Furthermore, “low Ct values were detected in vaccinated people regardless of symptoms at the time of testing”, and “infectious virus was detected in the sole specimen tested from an asymptomatic fully vaccinated individual”. Once again, this study found that vaccinated individuals were at least as likely, if not more so, to infect others as unvaccinated people and that they could do so whilst remaining asymptomatic themselves.
4) A pre-print study using contact tracing data from England29 found that the Pfizer vaccine reduced onward transmission of the virus by 50% at 2 weeks after the second dose, and only 24% at 12 weeks after the second dose. Performance of the AstraZeneca vaccine was even worse: it reduced onward transmission by only 24% at 2 weeks after the second dose, and a mere 2% at 12 weeks after the second dose. In other words, neither product offered effective protection against onward transmission of the Delta even at the point where they are considered to be at the peak of their protective effect.
5) On the other side of the transmission chain, a Swedish study30 found that the vaccine effectiveness of the Pfizer product against becoming infected waned progressively from 92% at days 15-30 after receiving the second dose, to 47% at days 121-180, and from day 211 onwards no effectiveness was detected. Vaccine effectiveness waned slightly slower for the Moderna product, estimated at 59% from day 181 onwards. The AstraZeneca product reached negative efficacy (i.e. caused a 19% increased risk of infection) from day 121.
Selfish vaccinesTo put it bluntly, these are selfish vaccines. The only benefit they offer is to temporarily reduce the risk of developing symptoms of COVID-19 in the person who has received them, but this comes at the cost of the vaccinated person becoming a potential “Typhoid Mary”. That is, the vaccinated person may become infected but remain asymptomatic, potentially shedding infectious virus onto both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, including vulnerable people at high risk of serious COVID-19 illness. By contrast, an unvaccinated person who becomes infected is more likely to develop symptoms of illness which alert them to get tested and to self-isolate, thereby protecting others. And by definition, an unvaccinated person who is not infected is no risk to anyone.
Despite the constant rhetoric that COVID-19 vaccines are our only way out of the pandemic, no country which has achieved high vaccination rates has succeeded in bringing SARS-CoV-2 under control. In fact, a study of 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States31 found that not only did high vaccination rates fail to bring down case counts, but in fact “countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people”. Within the US,
“Of the top 5 counties that have the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated (99.9–84.3%), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies 4 of them as “High” Transmission counties. Chattahoochee (Georgia), McKinley (New Mexico), and Arecibo (Puerto Rico) counties have above 90% of their population fully vaccinated with all three being classified as “High” transmission. Conversely, of the 57 counties that have been classified as “low” transmission counties by the CDC, 26.3% (15) have percentage of population fully vaccinated below 20%.”
Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States
Scientists from highly-vaccinated countries are sounding the alarm that vaccinated individuals are driving transmission and warning that scapegoating and stigmatisation of unvaccinated individuals is scientifically wrong and sociopolitically extremely dangerous; see for example Günter Kampf’s letter to The Lancet32 which summarises some of the most recent studies demonstrating the role that vaccinated individuals play in transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others and concludes that:
“There is increasing evidence that vaccinated individuals continue to have a relevant role in transmission… It is therefore wrong and dangerous to speak of a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Historically, both the USA and Germany have engendered negative experiences by stigmatising parts of the population for their skin colour or religion. I call on high-level officials and scientists to stop the inappropriate stigmatisation of unvaccinated people, who include our patients, colleagues, and other fellow citizens, and to put extra effort into bringing society together.”
COVID-19: stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified
As an elected representative, you should be gravely concerned that both State and Federal governments are acting on advice derived from modelling from the Doherty Institute which misrepresents its data sources and is completely divorced from the real-world evidence presented by the scientific literature. Furthermore, this poor advice is being leveraged by politicians and health bureaucrats to infringe on the liberties, livelihood and health of your constituents and is feeding increasingly unhinged political rhetoric that is creating deep and potentially dangerous social divisions between vaccinated and unvaccinated Australians.
It should at least pique your curiosity that a substantial proportion of healthcare workers – including doctors, nurses, paramedics, allied and complementary practitioners – do not wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Remember that these are people who know how to read scientific literature and are observing first-hand the alarming impact of COVID-19 vaccines on their clients and patients. Ask yourself why so many such people would be willing to give up careers for which they have spent many years training and developing their skills, in order not to have these products forced upon them.
And you should also note that vaccination mandates directly contravene the informed consent requirements of the Australian Immunisation Handbook33, which specify that “for consent to be legally valid… it must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation.” It goes without saying that the Queensland CHO directive, which denies health professionals the right to earn a livelihood if they do not accept a COVID-19 vaccine, constitutes coercion, and therefore violates the principle of informed consent and renders any consent extracted through such coercion, legally invalid. As I have clearly laid out for you, there is no scientific justification for this violation since COVID-19 vaccines offer no benefit except to the person who receives them, and then only symptomatically and temporarily.
As I have taken the time to explain the reasons for my objection to de facto compulsory vaccination, and to document them with reference to scientific literature, I expect a thoughtful and specific response from you. A pro forma reply is not acceptable and will result in repeated emails, letters and phone calls to your office until I receive a response which specifically answers my key question: Why am I being mandated to receive a COVID-19 vaccine that is not safe and does not prevent me from infecting my clients with SARS-CoV-2?
BHSc(Hons), ND, GradDipCouns, Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have provisionally approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5-11 years. The roll out will begin on 10 January 2022.
Let’s take a look at the facts.
According to the Department of Health, at the time of writing, there has been 64,388 cases of COVID-19 in those aged 0-19. Tragically, three children have lost their lives.
However, on closer examination, the three children who passed away did so with COVID-19, not from COVID-19. This is an important distinction.
According to a report in The Age, a “child aged under 10 years, who died with COVID-19, also had other serious comorbidities”.
The article also states that a “15-year-old Melbourne girl who health authorities said had a “a number of health conditions” also died with the virus”.
A report in The Guardian claimed that a “teenager from south-west Sydney died in August after contracting pneumococcal meningitis, and while he was also Covid-positive it was not the reason for his hospitalisation or death”.
It is clear that all three deaths were due to other causes, and not from COVID-19. Yet, they are listed as COVID-19 deaths on the Department of Health website.
University of Sydney infectious diseases paediatrician Robert Booy said that the “risk of deaths associated with COVID-19 in children and teenagers were extremely low compared even with vaccinated adults… Of the 25 deaths in COVID-positive children and teens up to the age of 16 recorded in Britain until March this year, half of them were in children who had a major medical problem… For example, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or severe heart and lung disease.”
A study conducted in Germany and published on the preprint server MedRxiv found that “SARS-CoV-2-associated burden of a severe disease course or death in children and adolescents is low”.
“The lowest risk was observed in children aged 5-11 without comorbidities. In this group, the ICU admission rate was 0.2 per 10,000 and case fatality could not be calculated, due to an absence of cases.”
Another study conducted in Sweden and published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated a “low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic”.
Children are not at risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death from SARS-CoV-2. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is completely unwarranted and unnecessary.
The Australian Product Information for the Pfizer vaccine shows that the Phase 2/3 trial (Study C4591007) included 2,268 children aged 5-11, of which 2,158 were followed up for at least two months after the second dose.
Of these 2,268 children, 3 in the vaccine group and 16 in the placebo group developed COVID-19, resulting in a vaccine efficacy of 90.7%, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. This is known as relative risk reduction.
On closer inspection, 19 children out of 2,268 developed COVID-19, which equates to 0.8% of the total number of participants. The absolute risk reduction of the COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 5-11 is 1.9%. This is the actual efficacy of the vaccine, and is a more accurate measure of an individual’s overall risk.
Not only is the vaccine unwarranted given the mild nature of SARS-CoV-2 in children, it is also ineffective at preventing mild to moderate disease.
However, the most disturbing statement in the Australian Product Information is this:
“THE SAFETY EVALUATION IN STUDY C4591007 IS ONGOING.”
A vaccine, which is still in the clinical trial phase until July 2024, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH), and which uses technology that has never been used on a mass population previously, is being injected into children with unknown longer-term safety.
This is completely unforgiveable. This defies all reason and logic. The vaccine should never have been provisionally approved for children aged 5-11 based on this data.
According to the Australian Product Information, “the most frequent adverse reactions in children 5 to <12 years of age that received 2 doses included injection site pain (>80%), fatigue (>50%), headache (>30%), injection site redness and swelling (>20%), myalgia and chills (>10%)”.
The following adverse reactions from post-market experience were derived from spontaneous reports and the “frequencies could not be determined and are thus considered as not known”:
The New England Journal of Medicine summarises the safety and efficacy in children aged 5-11 as follows:
“Limitations of the study include the lack of longer-term follow-up to assess the duration of immune responses, efficacy, and safety. However, longer-term follow-up from this study, which will continue for 2 years, should provide clarification. This study was also not powered to detect potential rare side effects of BNT162b2 in 5-to-11-year-olds.”
What dystopian nightmare are we living in?
Let that sink in.
The longer-term follow-up “should provide clarification” and the study was “not powered to detect potential rare side effects”.
What if the longer-term follow up provides clarification that the vaccine is unsafe for use in children? It will be too late. The damage will have already been done.
We have seen from post-market assessment that serious adverse reactions are occurring in children aged 12-17, especially myocarditis and pericarditis.
According to the TGA’s COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report, there have been 137 cases of suspected myocarditis and 109 cases of suspected pericarditis in those aged 12-17 following vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine.
“We have observed a higher-than-expected number of cases of myocarditis in vaccinated compared to unvaccinated individuals for Comirnaty (Pfizer). The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety at the World Health Organization has recently stated that current evidence suggests a likely causal association between myocarditis and the mRNA vaccines.”
A study in Clinical Infectious Diseases demonstrated a “significant increase in the risk of acute myocarditis/pericarditis following Comirnaty vaccination among Chinese male adolescents, especially after the second dose”.
“The overall incidence of acute myocarditis/pericarditis was 18.52… per 100,000 persons vaccinated.”
In other words, 1 in every 5,400 children. The clinical trial for those aged 5-11 only had 2,268 participants. This sample size is not large enough to detect an adverse event such as myocarditis or pericarditis.
Another pre-print study in MedRxiv concluded that “post-vaccination CAE (cardiac adverse event) rate was highest in young boys aged 12-15 following dose two. For boys 12-17 without medical comorbidities, the likelihood of post vaccination dose two CAE is 162.2 and 94.0/million respectively. This incidence exceeds their expected 120-day COVID-19 hospitalisation rate at both moderate (August 21, 2021 rates) and high COVID-19 hospitalisation incidence.”
Why are we putting children at risk of a serious heart condition, along with other severe side effects, for a virus that they have almost no chance of dying from?
And finally, this article in the British Medical Journal.
“The number of children that would need to be vaccinated to protect just one adult from a bout of severe covid-19 – considering the low transmission rates, the high proportion of children already being post-covid, and most adults being vaccinated or post-covid – would be extraordinarily high”.
“Moreover, this number would likely compare unfavourably to the number of children that would be harmed, including for rare serious events.”
“There is no need to rush to vaccinate children against covid-19 – the vast majority stands little to benefit, and it is ethically dubious to pursue a hypothetical protection of adults while exposing children to harms, known and unknown.”
Enough is enough. It’s time to stand up.
We need to protect our children, for they are our future.
By Dr Daniel Niemiec
By - Robyn Chuter
As I have mentioned in previous posts (see here and here), we are currently living through the most all-encompassing psychological operation (PSYOP) in human history.
You might remember from my post 3 weeks ago,
“Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.”
Psychological operations (United States)
One of the most insidious and pervasive elements of the COVID-19 PSYOP is the notion, enthusiastically promulgated by the lamestream media, that the slew of biosecurity theatrics that has been inflicted on the public – including mass quarantining of healthy people, business and school closures, curfews, wearing of facemasks by people in the community, “social distancing” and closure of international and domestic borders – is backed by scientific evidence.
The fact that no country’s painstakingly-referenced pandemic preparedness plans, including those of Australia, the UK, the US , and Europe, recommended such measures speaks volumes.
However, most people don’t want to plough through hundreds of pages of government documents to find out what “science says”; they’d rather hear it from a scientist.
But which scientist should they listen to? Well, as 60 Minutes producer Gerald Stone was fond of opining, “If there’s a flood, the only person you want to interview is Noah”. And Noah, in this case, would be Dr Donald Henderson.
Donald Ainslie Henderson MD, MPH, was the man credited with designing the strategy that eradicated smallpox from the world. The self-described “disease detective” also worked on poliomyelitis eradication, served as an adviser on bioterrorism to several US presidents, and published extensively on viral illnesses including influenza, ebola and dengue.
Unfortunately, we can’t interview Henderson on the global response to COVID-19, as he died in 2016 at the age of 87. However, we can do the next best thing, which is to read an extraordinarily important article that he authored ten years before his death.
In the early years of the twenty-first century, Henderson became concerned that a small coterie of computer scientists and public health officials, none of whom had any experience in managing outbreaks of infectious disease, was attempting to replace the evidence-based strategies that he had helped develop during his long and illustrious career, with primitive, myopic and non-evidence-based approaches to infectious disease containment such as large-scale quarantine, travel restrictions, prohibition of social gatherings and community masking.
In his 2006 paper, ‘Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza‘, Henderson systematically demolished the arguments for all of these containment measures, pointing out that not only was there either a lack of evidence for their effectiveness, or direct evidence of their ineffectiveness, but that each measure would inevitably have unintended consequences, or as he described them, “secondary social and economic impacts”.
Even if containment measures were shown to have a small benefit – for example, a temporary slowing of viral transmission – Henderson painstakingly explained that the negative consequences on public health and social and economic activity would far outweigh those trivial benefits.
“Disease mitigation measures, however well intentioned, have potential social, economic, and political consequences that need to be fully considered by political leaders as well as health officials.”
Henderson’s conclusion is eerily relevant to the situation we find ourselves in today:
“Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted. Strong political and public health leadership to provide reassurance and to ensure that needed medical care services are provided are critical elements. If either is seen to be less than optimal, a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.”
And now, we find ourselves in the very jaws of the catastrophe which Henderson so presciently foretold, 15 years ago:
And just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse, we have – drum roll please – the Omicron variant.
Countries around the world are rushing to out-stupid each other by suspending flights and barring arrivals from countries in which the – supposedly – new scariant has been detected, despite the fact that it has already been detected in California, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria, the United Kingdom and here in Australia, which means it is already successfully spreading across the globe, rendering border closures utterly pointless.
As D. A. Henderson pointed out 15 years ago:
“Travel restrictions, such as closing airports and screening travelers at borders, have historically been ineffective. The World Health Organization Writing Group concluded that ‘screening and quarantining entering travelers at international borders did not substantially delay virus introduction in past pandemics . . . and will likely be even less effective in the modern era.'”
But if your aim was to generate panic in the financial markets and coerce people who don’t want to take ineffective and dangerous experimental medical treatments into accepting them on pain of economic and social destruction, the last thing you would want to do is to adhere to scientifically-sound principles of infectious disease management.
You also wouldn’t want to publicise the fact that of the four cases infected with the Omicron scariant who were detected in Botswana, the country in which the scariant is believed to have emerged, all four were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. So much for the unvaccinated being “human petri dishes” brewing up new variants of SARS-CoV-2. As Geert Vanden Bossche has been pointing out for months, vaccination during an active pandemic drives the phenomenon known as viral immune escape, favouring the dominance of strains of the virus with mutations that evade vaccine-induced immunity.
And you wouldn’t want to listen to a doctor in South Africa who has actually treated patients infected with the Omicron scariant and who describes their symptoms as “very, very mild”, with none requiring hospitalisation.
And you absolutely, categorically would never want to give air time to a Russian virologist (based at the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology which produced the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 injection), who points out that there’s absolutely no evidence that the Omicron scariant is any more dangerous than previous variants – in fact, quite the contrary – and that its high mutation load could actually spell the end of the pandemic:
“We already see Omicron has many mutations, more than Delta. More than thirty-thousand in a single gene of its spike protein. This is too many, and it means the virus has an unstable genome. As a rule, this sort of infectious agent becomes less dangerous, because evolutionarily, an overwhelming number of mutations leads to a weakening of the virus’s ability to cause disease.”
New Omicron variant could spell end for Covid-19 pandemic – top Russian scientist
So, what should be our response to the emergence of the Omicron scariant (aside from a giant yawn, that is)? Dr Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association and a practising GP based in Pretoria, has some sensible advice:
“It’s all speculation at this stage. It may be it’s highly transmissible, but so far the cases we are seeing are extremely mild… Maybe two weeks from now I will have a different opinion, but this is what we are seeing. So are we seriously worried? No. We are concerned and we watch what’s happening. But for now we’re saying, ‘OK: there’s a whole hype out there. [We’re] not sure why.’”
South Africa accuses UK and others of ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to new variant
While you’re waiting for some actual science to emerge rather than the fear-porn peddled by the presstitutes, bollockticians and corruptocrats, you could always play anagrams with the name of the new scariant – “I C moron” and “moronic” are my personal favourites – or learn the Greek alphabet and speculate about what happened to Nu and Xi. Y’all have fun now!
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