“I see it as a day of freedom, it’s a freedom day.”
These were the prophetic words of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet on Monday 11 October 2021 as Sydney began to emerge from lockdown.
Restaurants, cafes, gyms and retails stores welcomed back customers after nearly four months of restrictions, whilst more people were allowed to gather at homes and attend weddings and funerals.
However, ‘Freedom Day’ came with a catch. It was for the vaccinated only.
Which begs the question… How free are we if we have put an experimental product in our body to attain ‘freedom’?
Whilst the vaccinated were out enjoying a beer, having lunch, or hitting the gym, the unvaccinated were locked up at work or home under the same draconian measures they have had to endure for months on end.
According to the website History, “Apartheid (“apartness” in the language of Afrikaans) was a system of legislation that upheld segregationist policies against non-white citizens of South Africa”.
“Under apartheid, non-white South Africans (a majority of the population) would be forced to live in separate areas from whites and use separate public facilities. Contact between the two groups would be limited. Despite strong and consistent opposition to apartheid within and outside of South Africa, its laws remained in effect for the better part of 50 years.”
Sound familiar? Let’s substitute ‘non-white’ with ‘unvaccinated’ for a moment.
Apartheid was a system of legislation that upheld segregationist policies against unvaccinated citizens of Australia. Under apartheid, unvaccinated Australians would be forced to live in separate areas from the vaccinated and use separate public facilities. Contact between the two groups would be limited.
Prior to resigning as premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian stated that she did not want to be “anywhere with someone who’s not vaccinated”. Ms Berejiklian is in effect advocating for apartheid in Australia.
The NSW government has opened up to vaccinated residents after reaching their vaccination target of 70%. Further easing will occur when the state reaches the magical 80% vaccination rate.
Let’s see how one of the most vaccinated countries in the world is going after reaching this target.
Singapore has 83% of it’s eligible population (12 years and older) fully vaccinated. Another 2% have been partially vaccinated.
In 2020, 29 people lost their lives to COVID-19. In 2021, that number has skyrocketed. At the time of writing, and with two and a half months of the year remaining, 133 people have died.
Singapore began their vaccine rollout at the end of last year. With a vaccine, there has been 4.5 times more deaths. If the vaccine was working, shouldn’t this be the other way around?
Currently, 60% of those in hospital, 40% of those of oxygen supplementation, and 35% in ICU are fully vaccinated. Singapore has a 7-day average of 3,303 cases a day. In 2020, the peak 7-day average was 1,005 cases on 26 April.
Singapore has had some of the harshest restrictions out of any country in the world. Permanent mask mandates from March last year, maximum social gatherings of 8 people (currently it’s 2 people), a 10:30pm alcohol curfew meaning restaurants and cafes must close at this time, nightclubs have yet to re-open, and some of the strictest contact tracing and isolation in the world.
Despite all of these measures, Singapore has been unable to contain the virus. The city state reached their vaccine target of 80% on 29 August. The next day they recorded 288 cases and it has risen exponentially ever since.
A study in the European Journal of Epidemiology concluded that “at the country-level, there appears to be no discernible relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days”.
“In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people. Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days.”
“The lack of a meaningful association between percentage population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases is further exemplified, for instance, by comparison of Iceland and Portugal. Both countries have over 75% of their population fully vaccinated and have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries such as Vietnam and South Africa that have around 10% of their population fully vaccinated.”
“In summary, even as efforts should be made to encourage populations to get vaccinated it should be done so with humility and respect. Stigmatizing populations can do more harm than good.”
Yet, the state and territory governments continue to push the narrative that the vaccine is the ‘only way out’. Clearly, that assumption is flawed at best.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” These are the famous words of former US President Ronald Reagan.
For those who think that freedom is achieved by injecting a synthetic product into their body with no long term safety data, then unfortunately, they don’t understand what freedom truly is.
We are born free. We don’t get freedom. We only give it up.
The 11th of October 2021 will not be known as ‘freedom day’. It will be known as the day apartheid began.
However, we have the chance to correct this dangerous path we are heading down. We have the chance to unite and be all inclusive. Choosing to vaccinate is exactly that. A choice. Each person has the right to choose if they vaccinate themselves or not.
What we don’t have the right to do is discriminate against those who choose not to vaccinate. This is their choice, and they deserve just as much freedom as people who are vaccinated. Especially as the vaccine does not prevent transmission.
Perhaps the unvaccinated already have more freedom. They are already choosing to be free. They are choosing to stand in their power and not give up their bodily autonomy. They are choosing to live by their values.
This is true freedom.
South Australian Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier published a video recently asking South Australians, “what are you waiting for?”
This question was directed at those who are yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
“South Australians have done a great job at keeping our state safe from COVID-19. Now it’s time to get vaccinated, because here are the facts.”
“COVID-19 vaccines have been tested, reviewed and approved in exactly the same way as all other vaccines. They’re close to 90% effective in reducing symptoms and preventing hospitalisation and death. Vaccines do not have late onset side effects and COVID vaccines are no different.”
Let’s fact check the first statement.
“COVID-19 vaccines have been tested, reviewed and approved in exactly the same way as all other vaccines.”
According to the John Hopkins University of Medicine, “a typical vaccine development timeline takes 5 to 10 years, and sometimes longer, to assess whether the vaccine is safe and efficacious in clinical trials, complete the regulatory approval processes, and manufacture sufficient quantity of vaccine doses for widespread distribution”.
It is true that this process has been sped up somewhat by people and organisations investing more money than usual in the development process, which enables more people to do more work and use more resources. The clinical trial phases are occurring at the same time, when the phases normally happen one after the other. It’s also easier for scientists to assess whether the vaccines are working due to the large number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, and more people have been willing to take part in clinical trials. Scientists worked out the virus’s genetic sequence early on in the pandemic, and they shared this information with other scientists. Companies also manufactured the vaccines prior to the clinical trials finishing.
The John Hopkins University of Medicine explains that the “Phase 3 trials may take six to nine months to allow early assessment of safety and efficacy, particularly if conducted in areas with a high risk of infection, but with follow-up continuing for two years or more to assess long-term safety and efficacy”.
According to the Australian Public Assessment Report, “from the perspective of vaccine efficacy, a 2 month median follow up is considered as the shortest follow up period to achieve some confidence that any protection against COVID-19 is likely to be more than short lived. The duration of protection is not yet known and is to be assessed in the ongoing trial”.
The Phase 3 clinical trials were not conducted over 6-9 months, which is considered to be an accelerated time period. They were completed over a 2 month period. Furthermore, the Australian Public Assessment Report clearly states that the longer term safety is “unknown”.
One thing we can’t speed up is time. According to ClinicalTrials.gov, the estimated study completion date for the Pfizer vaccine is May 2023, whilst the estimated study completion date for the AstraZeneca vaccine is February 2023. That’s right. The vaccines are still considered to be in the clinical trial phase.
Professor Spurrier, the COVID-19 vaccines have NOT been “tested, reviewed and approved in exactly” the same way as all other vaccines.
VERDICT – FASLE
Let’s fact check the next statement.
“They’re close to 90% effective in reducing symptoms and preventing hospitalisation and death.”
Pfizer’s clinical trials boasted an efficacy of 95%, whilst Moderna was 94% and AstraZeneca was 67%. However, if we look a little closer, this is measuring relative risk reduction. A more accurate measure is absolute risk reduction.
A study published in the Lancet shows that the actual efficacy is “1·3% for the AstraZeneca-Oxford, 1·2% for the Moderna-NIH… and 0·84% for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines”.
A study conducted in Qatar and published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that “BNT162b2-induced protection against SARS-COV-2 infection appeared to wane rapidly following its peak after the second dose”.
“Estimated BNT162b2 effectiveness against any SARS-CoV-2 infection was negligible in the first 2 weeks after the first dose. It increased to 36.8%... in the third week after the first dose and reached its peak at 77.5%... in the first month after the second dose.”
“Effectiveness declined gradually thereafter, with the decline accelerating after the fourth month to reach approximately 20% in months 5 through 7 after the second dose. Effectiveness against symptomatic infection was higher than effectiveness against asymptomatic infection but waned similarly. Variant-specific effectiveness waned in the same pattern.”
Another study from Israel, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine, stated that “BNT162b2-induced protection against SARS-COV-2 infection appeared to wane rapidly following its peak after the second dose, but protection against hospitalization and death persisted at a robust level for 6 months after the second dose”.
The most damning study of all is a preprint study that was just released, which concluded that “these data demonstrate a substantial waning of antibody responses and T cell immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and its variants, at 6 months following the second immunization with the BNT162b2 vaccine. Notably, a significant proportion of vaccinees have neutralizing titers below the detection limit.”
After six months, antibodies were no longer detectable.
Furthermore, a reduction in severe illness, hospitalisation and death was never measured in the initial clinical trials, as highlighted by the Lancet.
“These considerations on efficacy and effectiveness are based on studies measuring prevention of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection; they were not designed to conclude on prevention of hospitalisation, severe disease, or death, or on prevention of infection and transmission potential.”
Pfizer’s Six Month Safety and Efficacy Data highlights something even more disturbing. The clinical trials show a 0.13% reduction in severe illness, a reduction in hospitalisation was never measured, and the reduction in death was 0.002%, which is not statistically significant.
Currently in Singapore, with 84% of the population fully vaccinated, 58% of cases in hospital, 39% on oxygen supplementation, and 41% in ICU are fully vaccinated. The death rate per capita has now surpassed the world average for the first time.
To say that the vaccine is “90% effective in reducing symptoms and preventing hospitalisation and death” is factually incorrect.
VERDICT – FALSE
Finally, let’s fact check the final statement.
“Vaccines do not have late onset side effects and COVID vaccines are no different”.
There were no reports of myocarditis during the initial clinical trials, yet around the world, many people, especially young males, are suffering from myocarditis and pericarditis. According to the TGA’s Weekly Safety Report, “our analysis of Australian data indicates there is a higher-than-expected number of cases of myocarditis in vaccinated compared to unvaccinated individuals for Comirnaty (Pfizer)”.
There have been 1,008 cases of suspected myocarditis or pericarditis so far. The youngest case reported was in a 12 year old, who has absolutely no risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.
The cells of the heart do not regenerate, putting additional stress on the heart over a person’s lifetime, which may have severe or potentially fatal long-term consequences.
Dr J. Bart Classen published a study examining the risk of prion disease from RNA-based vaccines. Wikipedia describes prion disease in the following way. “Prions are misfolded proteins with the ability to transmit their misfolded shape onto normal variants of the same protein. They characterise several fatal and transmissible neurodegenerative diseases in humans and many other animals.”
Dr Classen explains that the “concern is raised that the RNA based COVID vaccines have the potential to cause more disease than the epidemic of COVID-19”.
“This paper focuses on a novel potential adverse event mechanism causing prion disease which could be even more common and debilitating than the viral infection the vaccine is designed to prevent. While this paper focuses on one potential adverse event there are multiple other potential fatal adverse events as discussed below.”
“Autoimmunity and the opposing condition, metabolic syndrome, are well known adverse events caused by vaccines. COVID-19 infections are associated with the induction of autoantibodies and autoimmune disease making it more than plausible a vaccine could do the same.”
“Others working in the field have published additional support that COVID-19 vaccines could potentially induce prion disease. Authors found prion related sequences in the COVID-19 spike protein which were not found in related coronaviruses.”
Prion disease is an often fatal neurodegenerative disease. It is critical that this possibility is ruled out prior to rolling out a vaccine. If this does indeed occur, for many it will simply be too late.
Autoimmune disease can take many years to develop, and there are still question marks on the long term safety during pregnancy and on fertility.
Vaccines have been proven to have late-onset side effects.
VERDICT – FALSE
As we can clearly see, Professor Spurrier has made a number of claims that either require further investigation, or can simply be refuted.
It is reckless, irresponsible and negligent as the South Australian Chief Public Health Officer to make such claims. This type of behaviour needs to cease immediately, along with the roll out of the vaccine.
Professor Spurrier, we demand an immediate retraction of these statements, and recommend that you resign as the South Australian Chief Public Health Officer effective immediately.
By Dr Judy Wilyman
It is the ‘education’ and regulation of doctors that is preventing doctors from practising medicine with integrity in 2020-21. The Government Therapeutic Goods Administrator (TGA) of Drugs/Vaccines in Australia states that COVID19 vaccines are:
The removal of both scientific evidence and balanced discussion of vaccines in the media has occurred over decades, and we now have a situation where labels and biased information are being used to manipulate your thinking about these drugs. Drugs that are being mandated for HEALTHY people in genetically diverse populations.
This fraudulent promotion of a medical intervention was cemented in 2009 when a government board was set up in Australia to regulate doctors on the “accepted” science for vaccine promotion.
This Federal government agency is called the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) and it is both a government agency and an Australian incorporated business (ABN 78 685 433 429).
In other words, this board controls the knowledge doctors can promote on vaccines and it influences the design and promotion of government vaccination policies. This board has the power to de-regulate doctors and health professionals who make a different risk assessment of vaccines to that provided by this government regulatory board.
Medication for healthy people affects their quality of life and it is doctors who are trained to assess the medical literature for risks and benefits. The AHPRA board has a serious conflict of interest in the regulation of doctors’ knowledge on vaccines, and doctors cannot speak the truth to power if they can lose their livelihoods for doing so.
The risks of vaccines associated with our genetics are now being described as "antivaccination material" and doctors are threatened with de-registration by AHPRA for providing this medical literature to their patients. This includes contraindications to vaccines that have been practiced for 40+ years but have now been arbitrarily removed.
Hence, doctors are now violating the first principle of medicine because they cannot promote their patients best interest first. That is, drugs/vaccines must be given to individuals with advice regarding their own individual circumstances and genetics. This is a key factor in health outcomes with respect to drugs and when this is violated doctors are no longer promoting health in the community. They are promoting sickness and death because many illnesses are linked to our family history and genetics.
The Australian government has now indemnified doctors to give these experimental injections to their patients - injections that are documented to cause serious known and unknown harm in patients. Taxpayers (we) will be paying for our doctors to inflict this harm (and death) on patients without fully informed consent due to government mandates that remove our jobs and right to travel if we refuse.
Over the last few decades doctors have been “educated” in pharma-funded medical schools with industry-funded science. They are taught that anyone who discusses the ingredients of vaccines (drugs) or the serious risks of vaccines, is an “antivaxxer” and a “conspiracy theorist”. This same opinion is provided to the public in the corporate-sponsored mainstream media to denigrate any scientific discussion of the risks of these drugs that are given to healthy people.
Mainstream media has always been a tool to manipulate public behaviour and when the US Congress removed liability from pharmaceutical companies for any harm caused by any drug labelled a “vaccine” in 1986 (because they were paying millions of dollars in compensation for deaths and injuries), this enabled big pharma to minimise the risks of these drugs and to exaggerate the benefits (“life-saving products”) – without providing evidence for these claims.
In 2021 this dismissive ridicule by authorities reached a new low when the Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan, disrespectfully told ~5,000 WA parents and grandparents at a rally opposing mandatory jabs for jobs, to “Grow a brain” and he stated that “this is about medicine and saving lives”. This statement by this Premier is simply untrue when you ignore the genetics of the population.
High school science students can tell the Premier that a mandatory drug/vaccine, in a genetically diverse population, will cause death and sickness in a significant proportion of the population. Mark McGowan should be removed from his role as Premier for his contempt for the people he serves and for putting the public's lives are risk with false health information.
Politicians, media, and doctors are using labels to convey a ‘belief’ about vaccines and to stigmatise critical thinking, and this is done without providing any supportive evidence for the implied meanings the words are given. This strategy has been used to support the expansion of national vaccination programs from 1986 – 2021.
Since 1986 ‘beliefs’ that are not evidence-based have been promoted by the media, politicians and doctors by using the following words to promote public health policy:
Vaccines - drugs that have ‘rare’ side-effects and are ‘necessary to control infectious diseases.’ Both claims are untrue.
Infectious diseases – re-labelled as ‘vaccine-preventable diseases’ since 1986 to imply that they can be prevented with a vaccine.
Vaccination programs – falsely labelled as ‘immunisation programs.’ It is known that many vaccinated people do not get immunity after a vaccine is given and they still get the disease.
Catch-Up Schedules – They are not catch-up schedules because most older Australians did not have these vaccines and were never at risk from these diseases.
Antivaxxer – a derogatory term used to describe an educated parent/professional that discusses the risk-benefit analysis of vaccines or ingredients of vaccines. Knowledge of these criteria are necessary to promote ‘healthy’ outcomes from vaccines, yet they are ridiculed.
Conspiracy Theory – derogatory term used to dismiss the serious conflicts of interest in every aspect of global health policy designed by the WHO/GAVI alliance and national vaccination policies designed by governments.
This is a political situation, and it is the influence of corporate money in the political and economic decisions of governments that has led to doctors, governments and the media collaborating to commit a serious crime against their populations by falsely advertising an experimental genetic technology as a ‘vaccine’.
People, including health professionals, are walking into their own deaths and illnesses, due to the false and misleading health information that is being provided by the powerful medical-industry complex to politicians.
This corporate health model has monopolised doctors, industry-funded research institutions, politicians, and the mainstream media to educate the public with ignorance about the risks of vaccines. A situation described as agnotology in the academic literature and if doctors were not gagged by AHPRA (their government/corporate regulatory board) it would not have been possible to violate their medical ethics and commit this crime against humanity that will destroy the genetic fabric of society.
No wonder the country is in turmoil with premiers like Mark McGowan running our states and territories.
The WA Premier suggested recently that protestors should “grow a brain”. He even asked, “What are they protesting about?”
Surely, he can’t be serious, can he?
Mr McGowan continued by saying that “we’re not in lockdown. We’re in a free community, free society. I think they’re just out there because they’re trying to cause trouble, they’re the sort of people who’d like to cause trouble.”
Ask the residents of New South Wales and Victoria if they’re in a “free society”. This just goes to show how delusional Mr McGowan really is.
Unlike our Prime Minister and state premiers, the rest of the country is united and many people realise that we are all in this together. The residents of WA are hurting now for those in other states. Many have family and friends that have suffered through some of the longest lockdowns in the world.
People are protesting against closed state borders that have prevented them from seeing loved ones. People are protesting for those who have lost jobs, businesses and income. People are protesting for those who are suffering from mental health issues as a result of the restrictive measures. And people are protesting for Australian citizens stranded overseas who have been forgotten about by their government.
These are just a few of the reasons why people are protesting.
“The alternative is when or if we get outbreaks, more people will get sick, and more people die, and our hospitals have more and more pressure applied… If you’re a health professional, you should understand the value of being vaccinated”, said Mr McGowan.
Is this why many health professionals are walking off the job? They can see that the vaccine is neither safe or effective. They would prefer to give up their careers rather than take an experimental product.
The Western Australian government recently announced that “100 per cent of healthcare workers and health support workers who worked in public and private hospitals and public health service facilities would be fully vaccinated”.
Many health care workers are opposed to the vaccine for a variety of reasons. The long-term safety and duration of protection is unknown, vaccine efficacy against asymptomatic infection and viral transmission has not yet been addressed, and a correlate of protection has yet to be established. This is according to the TGA’s Australian Public Assessment Report.
Furthermore, the Pfizer Six Month Safety and Efficacy Data showed a 0.13% reduction in severe illness, a reduction in hospitalisation was not measured, and a reported 0.002% reduction in death is not statistically significant.
Data out of some of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world isn’t any better. At the time of writing, 82% of the population in Singapore is fully vaccinated. However, the case numbers, severe illness, hospitalisations and death continue to rise.
Singapore is experiencing record case numbers, with a 7-day average of 1,697 cases. At the peak of the first wave in April 2020, the highest case number recorded was 1,426.
In 2020, Singapore recorded 29 COVID-19 deaths. In 2021, that number is 56.
55% of those in hospital, 44% of those requiring oxygen supplementation and 44% of those in ICU are fully vaccinated.
In the UK, 50% of the cases of the Delta variant were in the unvaccinated for those under the age of 50, whilst only 9% of the cases were unvaccinated for those 50 years and older. In terms of deaths, 65% were unvaccinated under 50, whilst only 25% of those 50 years and older who passed away were unvaccinated.
Given the rushed nature of this vaccine, and the fact that it is still in the clinical trial phase with no long-term safety data, one can understand why people, particularly health care workers, refuse to take the vaccine.
Further evidence was released recently regarding viral transmission. A preprint study found that there was “no significant difference in cycle threshold values between vaccinated and unvaccinated, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups infected with SARS-CoV-2 Delta”, indicating that the viral loads are the same. Essentially, this means that vaccinated people are just as likely as unvaccinated people to transmit the virus.
“Our study is consistent with other recent reports showing similar viral loads among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in settings with transmission of the Delta variant.”
“In a Wisconsin study, Ct-values were similar and culture positivity was not different in a subset of analyses between 11 vaccinated and 24 unvaccinated cases. In both Massachusetts and Singapore, individuals with vaccination breakthroughs caused by the Delta variant had similar Ct-values as unvaccinated individuals.”
“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.”
Vaccine mandates are of no benefit, they are unconstitutional and they are immoral. They are wrong in every single way.
This is why people are protesting. They are protesting against tyranny and they are fighting for freedom.
Everyone has the right to choose what they put into their body, and the body of their children. Vaccine mandates remove this right, and they have no place in Australia. Not now. Not ever.
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