How do we know there won’t be longer-term effects if we’re testing short term?
Professor Macartney explains that it is “extraordinarily rare for any vaccines to show a side effect that develops later after vaccination, such as the following week”. The study mentioned previously in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases shows that “vaccines have been found to cause a host of chronic, later developing adverse events” and that “some adverse events like type 1 diabetes may not occur until 3-4 years after a vaccine is administered”. Another study mentioned above in Frontiers in Immunology claims that the “development of most autoimmune diseases may take 3 to 18 years”. It has continuously been claimed that vaccines don’t cause long-term illness. These studies would suggest otherwise, and this is why long-term safety data is so critical. Dr Joseph Mercola wrote an article describing a number of other pathologies that we have a lack of data on, such as pathogenic priming and antibody dependent enhancement, prion disease and microvascular injury. These pathologies have the potential to cause serious long-term effects, and they must be ruled out prior to vaccinating the general population.
Dr Fox weighs into the argument by stating that there are “studies in animals over long periods of time that show they’re fine”. Once again, this is simply not true. A study published in the Journal of Translational Autoimmunity warns that the “failure of SARS and MERS vaccines in animal trials involved pathogenesis consistent with an immunological priming that could involve autoimmunity in lung tissues due to previous exposure to the SARS and MERS spike protein”. In fact, in a number of studies, the animals initially tolerated the vaccine well. However, when they were exposed to the virus, they became severely ill and/or died. Animal studies have shown devastating results to previous coronavirus vaccines, and this is perhaps, one of the reasons why they weren’t conducted prior to human trials.
Dr Fox also makes the bold claim that “most of us don’t think too much about getting the whooping cough vaccine or diphtheria vaccine”. Therein lies the problem. We should be thinking about these vaccines. According to the Australian Immunisation Handbook for the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, extensive limb swelling, febrile convulsions and hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes are some of the reported adverse events associated with the vaccine. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. paints a far worse picture. According to the package insert for Infanrix, one of the pertussis vaccines used in Australia, “the following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use”:
How many parents are unaware of this information before deciding to vaccinate their children? How many doctors and nurses refuse to explain the risks associated with vaccination? Dr Fox, it is vitally important that we do think about “getting” vaccines, and that we are aware of the risks prior to vaccinating ourselves and our children.
Genetic vaccines are new so have we had enough experience to know they’re safe?
Professor Macartney claims that “genetic vaccines are not as new as we think”. Although the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is currently suspended at the time of writing in 23 countries due to blood clotting fears, uses a “recombinant, replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus vector”, and is a more traditional vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine is anything but. The Pfizer vaccine uses new mRNA technology, which has never been used in human beings before. We have no data on mRNA vaccines like we do with other vaccines, such as the long-term efficacy and safety. As mentioned previously, animal studies have failed due to illness and death of the animals after exposure to the ‘live’ virus. Research also shows that autoimmune diseases many take many years to develop.
Professor Macartney also claims that there are “tens of thousands of people in clinical trials who have received the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and many people vaccinated worldwide with no safety signals occurring”. At the time of writing, according to recent data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the U.S., there have been 25,212 adverse events, 4,930 visits to emergency room doctors, 2,743 hospitalisations, 479 permanent disabilities, and 1,265 deaths following vaccination. It is also important to note that historically, less than 1% of all adverse events are reported to VAERS. Professor Macartney, we are seeing some very concerning reactions to the vaccine around the world. This highlights the importance of clinical trials, as long-term safety needs to be assessed prior to rolling out the vaccine to the general public. These adverse events did not occur during the clinical trials; they occurred during the roll out of the vaccine.
Do the vaccines include mercury and other heavy metals?
Dr Chris Blyth states that the “vaccines that will be used are free from preservatives and any toxic substances”. The AstraZeneca vaccine contains polysorbate 80, which is a “nonionic surfactant and emulsifier often used in foods and cosmetics”. A study in Springer Open Choice states that polysorbate 80 “appears to be a pharmacologically active compound and has been implicated in a number of systemic adverse events and ISAEs (infusion site adverse events)”. Another study shows that there may be a link between polysorbate 80, and infertility in mice, and that further investigation is warranted.
The Pfizer vaccine contains a substance known as polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is used to help transport the mRNA into the cell. Studies have shown that 70% of people develop antibodies against PEG, which has the potential to trigger allergic reactions in those who receive the vaccine. The Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) summary for the Pfizer vaccine states that the vaccine should not be given “if you are allergic to BNT162b2 (mRNA) or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet”. How many people know what polyethylene glycol is, and how many people know if they are allergic to it? There have already been warnings against receiving the vaccine if you have a known history of anaphylaxis or allergies. Dr Blyth, stating that the vaccines are free from “any toxic substances” is incorrect and we would strongly encourage you to retract this statement.