Sophie Aubrey wrote an article recently in the Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘How anti-vaxxers are weaponizing pregnant women’s fears’.
The article began with the line “the vaccines are safe”. This line was part of an illustration posted by the Australian College of Midwives to encourage midwives to get vaccinated.
According to the Australian Public Assessment Report for the Pfizer vaccine, the long-term safety is “unknown”. No long-term safety studies have been conducted. There simply hasn’t been enough time.
Short-term safety does not equate to long-term safety. Claiming that the vaccines are safe is a lie. They might end up being safe long-term, but at this stage, as the TGA clearly states, that is completely unknown.
The Australian College of Midwives posted a second image saying “don’t hesitate, just vaccinate”. Given that no long-term safety data exists, this alone should be enough to make pregnant women, and everyone else for that matter, hesitate. What if the long-term safety data reveals that the vaccines are indeed unsafe? What would the long-term effects be on the pregnant mother and her child? This, again, is all an unknown of course.
The Australian Public Assessment Report states that “vaccine data in pregnant women and lactating mothers” has not yet been addressed. This report was published in January 2021 and is yet to be updated. An article on the Pfizer website titled ‘The facts about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’ states that the “available data on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy”.
A recent document by the Department of Health states that “real-world evidence has shown that Comirnaty (Pfizer) is safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding women”. It also claims that “pregnant women have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19” and that “their babies also have a higher risk of being born prematurely”.
“Real-world evidence is available from a study of over 35,000 pregnant women who had an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This study did not find any side effects specific to pregnant women or their babies. However, it is still possible that there are very rare side effects that would not have been detected in this study.”
Perhaps this study missed the ‘real-world’ evidence reported to various adverse event reporting systems around the world. The reports are as shocking as they are horrific.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the US shows that “as of June 4, 2012 pregnant women reported adverse events related to COVID vaccines, including 666 reports of miscarriage or premature death”.
In the UK, the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme reveals that the “total number of miscarriages now stands at 94 alongside 1 report of a tragic premature baby death, 6 reports of foetal death and 2 reports of stillbirth”.
According to EudraVigilance, the adverse event reporting system in Europe, as of June 19, under the heading ‘pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions’, 390 adverse events were reported following the Pfizer vaccine, 256 reports following the Moderna vaccine, 229 following the AstraZeneca vaccine and 9 following the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That is a total of 884 reported adverse events.
These are the cases that have actually been reported. Typically, 1-10% of adverse events are reported to VAERS, and this number is likely to be similar in other countries.
In Australia, at the time of writing, there have been 8,010 cases of COVID-19 in females between the age of 20-49, which encompasses predominantly those of child bearing age. Within this same age bracket, there have been zero deaths. Not a single female of child bearing age has died in Australia from COVID-19.
Why would a pregnant female choose to place herself at risk of suffering an adverse event to her or her unborn child when her risk of death is zero?
According to Ms Aubrey, “women are more likely than men not to want a COVID-19 vaccine. More specifically, women in their 30s – child-bearing age – are most likely to hold safety concerns.” And rightfully so.
Women typically make the majority of the health care decisions within a family, and they are more inclined to do their research on particular topics, such as vaccines.
Another article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Katina Curtis explains that “young women, migrants and Indigenous Australians will be given the hard sell on the coronavirus vaccine”. Why does the government need to “sell” the vaccine? If the pandemic was as bad as we are made to believe, and the vaccine was going to help get us out of it, why would you have to sell it? Shouldn’t people be lining up to take it? They are not by the way, with around 4% of the population fully vaccinated.
Federation University’s Dr Naomi Smith claimed that the standard pregnancy fears are being “weaponized”, whilst Ms Aubrey explains that the “anti-vaccination activists commonly sit in sectors of the wellness realm where a natural lifestyle reigns and essential oils and organic food are sold as curative”.
Perhaps if more people sat in the “wellness realm where a natural lifestyle reigns”, Australia wouldn’t have a health care system that is often at capacity, and where ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of death. Perhaps more people would have a strong immune system that could fight off a virus such as SARS-CoV-2, which is less deadly than influenza for those under 60.
Who would have thought that living a naturally healthy lifestyle was a bad thing?
The COVID-19 vaccines are novel, they are still in the clinical trial phase, and they have been rushed to market. No long-term safety studies exist, and they don’t provide immunity or prevent transmission.
Everyone has the right to be hesitant about the vaccine, but none more so than pregnant women, given it affects not only them, but their unborn child.
Losing an unborn or new born child is one of the most heart breaking and traumatic events any parent could ever go through. No one should ever be experimented on, least of all pregnant women. There are two lives at stake, including that of a child.
There is mounting evidence that the spike protein is transferred to the baby through the mother’s breast milk. There is also mounting evidence that the spike protein is the toxin, the very thing doing the damage to the body. How safe are the vaccines really?
To all of the pregnant women, stand strong and stand in your power. Ask questions and follow your intuition. You ultimately know what is best for you and your baby. It is your body and it is your choice.
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