NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard is at it again. This time he has slammed people who choose not to receive the vaccine as being “selfish or self-entitled”.
In a recent press conference, Mr Hazzard said, “So the short answer is, as I said earlier: get out and get vaccinated. Don’t be so selfish or self-entitled to think you’re different from the rest of us. You’re not.”
“Go and get vaccinated and give the entire community, particularly frontline medical staff, a fair go.”
By suggesting that people are selfish or self-entitled, perhaps Mr Hazzard is referring to those people who are well-researched, critically think, have justified reservations or simply want to maintain their health naturally.
This isn’t the first time Mr Hazzard has labelled sections of the community as selfish. In February, he had this to say.
“This is really not the time to be precious or selfish with your own views. It’s a case of not what health workers can do for you and your community can do for you now, but it’s what you can do for health workers and for your community. Get vaccinated!”
When Mr Hazzard refers to giving the entire community a “fair go”, what exactly is he referring to?
It is now common knowledge that the vaccine does not prevent transmission. The vaccinated can transmit the virus just as much as the unvaccinated, and in some cases, more so.
A study in Wisconsin claimed that “we find no difference in viral loads when comparing unvaccinated individuals to those who have vaccine “breakthrough” infections. Furthermore, individuals with vaccine breakthrough infections frequently test positive with viral loads consistent with the ability to shed infectious viruses.”
“Our results, while preliminary, suggest that if vaccinated individuals become infected with the delta variant, they may be sources of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to others.”
Another study conducted in Singapore showed that “PCR cycle threshold (Ct) values were similar between both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups at diagnosis, but viral loads decreased faster in vaccinated individuals”.
A CDC study in Massachusetts showed that “real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) cycle threshold (Ct) values in specimens from 127 vaccinated persons with breakthrough cases were similar to those from 84 persons who were unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or whose vaccination status was unknown”.
Finally, and most damning, was a study conducted in Vietnam that demonstrated that “viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020”.
“Breakthrough Delta variant infections are associated with high viral loads, prolonged PCR positivity, and low levels of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies, explaining the transmission between the vaccinated people.”
The Australian Public Assessment Report even states that “vaccine efficacy against asymptomatic infection and viral transmission” has not yet been addressed.
Mr Hazzard, if the vaccinated can spread the virus as much, if not more, than the unvaccinated, how are the unvaccinated being “selfish and self-entitled”? How exactly are vaccinated protecting their community when they can transmit the virus?
What about severe illness, hospitalisation and death?
The Singapore study found that the “odds of severe COVID-19 requiring oxygen supplementation was significantly lower following vaccination”. However, breakthrough infections occurred in a significantly older age, putting those at greater risk.
The study also concluded that “early, robust boosting of anti-spike protein antibodies was observed in vaccinated patients, however, these titers were significantly lower against B.1.617.2 (Delta) as compared with the wildtype vaccine strain”.
In the vaccine clinical trials, a reduction in severe illness, hospitalisation and death was never measured. What was measured was a reduction in mild to moderate disease based on a positive PCR test and one or more symptoms of COVID-19.
The Six Month Safety and Efficacy data from Pfizer showed no statistical significance in a reduction in death. Out of 43,847 participants, there was one less death due to COVID-19 in the vaccine group compared to the placebo group. This is a reduction of 0.002%, which is not statistically significant.
With regards to a reduction in severe illness, 1 participant out of 22,505 people was diagnosed with severe COVID-19 in the vaccine group (0.0044%), whilst 30 participants were diagnosed with severe COVID-19 out of 22,435 in the placebo group (0.13%). The overall reduction in severe illness is therefore 0.13%. This is hardly a meaningful reduction in severe illness.
Peter Doshi commented on these findings in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), stating that the “number of hospital admissions is not reported so we don’t know which, if any, of these patients were ill enough to require hospital treatment”.
In Moderna’s clinical trial, 21 out of 30 severe COVID-19 cases were not admitted to hospital. The vaccine is therefore even less effective at preventing hospitalisations.
America’s Frontline Doctors published a report showing that “among the 104 countries which offer no demonstrable COVID vaccination programs, on 08/16/21, their COVID fatality rates averaged an unexpectedly lower 690 deaths per million”.
“Among the 82 countries which offer vaccination programs, on 08/16/21, their COVID fatality rates averaged 828 deaths per million which is counterintuitively higher than the COVID fatality rate for unvaccinated countries.”
“In the 82 countries which offer vaccination programs, not only was the average COVID fatality rate greater than in unvaccinated countries, but the number of deaths increased as the number or percentage of residents vaccinated increased.”
Is it possible that the vaccine is actually causing an increase in not only cases, but an increase in deaths? And if there is any possibility of this occurring, why isn’t the vaccination program being halted immediately so the data can be accurately assessed?
Mr Hazzard, is it “selfish” to do your research or look at the data for more information?
Is it being “self-entitled” to not want to inject yourself with a product currently in the clinical trial stage with no long-term safety data?
Is it being “different” when someone critically thinks and doesn’t follow the narrative?
Mr Hazzard, it is you who is being selfish for pressuring and coercing people into taking an experimental vaccine so that they can go to work, go to school, earn an income, attend events and travel for work or to see family and friends.
You should be ashamed of your behaviour and the way that you have conducted yourself as Health Minister of NSW.
We all have the right to choose what we put in our bodies and the bodies of our children. It is not being selfish, it is being responsible.
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