by The Expose via Health Impact News
The UK Medicine Regulator has responded to a Freedom of Information request demanding to know how many deaths have occurred in the past 20 years due to all vaccines, and their response has revealed that there have been four times as many deaths in just eight months due to the Covid-19 injections.
The request was made via email to the Medicine and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on the 6th August 2021 in which a Mr Anderson asked the MHRA the following questions –
EXCLUSIVE – 80% of Covid-19 deaths in August were people who had been vaccinated according to Public Health data
by Daily Expose via Health Impact News
The Expose UK
Further evidence proving the Covid-19 vaccination programme is a huge failure has been released which confirms throughout the whole of August 80% of the people who allegedly died of Covid-19 had been vaccinated against the disease.
Take a look at the latest Covid-19 Statistical Report released by Public Health Scotland (PHS) on the 8th September 2021.
According to table 16 of the report between the 28th August 2021 and the 3rd September 2021 there were 36 admissions to hospital related to Covid-19 among the unvaccinated over 60 population, whilst there were 7 admissions on the partly vaccinated population.
From The Health Forum NZ @ Facebook
At The UK Column:
Watch this through to 52 minutes….then it changes tack to Afghanistan.
*UK is in an uproar with daily changing messaging about the pros and cons of CV V for children.
*UK children aged 12 to 15 deemed “Gillick Competent” (AS THEY ARE IN NEW ZEALAND)….to make their own ‘informed consent”.
*Israel…the most CV Vd country in the world, now having administered 2.5 million third booster shots, they are seeing the greatest upswing yet in covid cases, with a global record currently of 8% infection rate. WHY IS NOBODY ASKING WHY??
*Portugal and Sweden have now BANNED ISRAELIS from entering….even fully CV Vd ones.
*Propaganda in the Jewish community. At 42 minutes a truly horrifying and spine chilling piece of propaganda using the rabbis to induce V uptake in their congregations.
Listen at the link:
ALERT ALERT ALERT
ALL PARENTS IN U.K. WITH CHILDREN AGED 12 – 15 years
by Dr. Mike Yeadon
Health Impact News
I’ve just been informed via someone senior in the vaccination authorities that they will begin VACCINATING ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN AGED 12 – 15 years old STARTING SEPTEMBER 6th 2021.
WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
Children are at no measurable risk from SARS-CoV-2 & no previously healthy child has died in U.K. after infection. Not one.
The vaccines are NOT SAFE. The USA reporting system VAERS is showing around 13,000 deaths in days to a few weeks after administration. A high % occur in the first 3 days. Around 70% of serious adverse events are thromboembolic in nature (blood clotting- or bleeding-related).
“Deadly variants or political scariants?”
Video from Ivor Cummins:
The title says it all! Download this short informative vid here, to help your friends and family understand: https://thefatemperor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Delta-or-Indian-Variant-Scariant-Nonsense-Real-World-Proof-Comp.mp4
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A recent study published by King’s College in London, which operates the ZOE COVID Study app to monitor COVID infection and vaccination rates, found that, as of July 15, 2021, there was an average of 15,537 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among partly or fully vaccinated people in the United Kingdom—an increase of 40 percent from the previous week’s total of 11,084 new cases.1 2
Infections in Vaccinated People in U.K. are Outpacing Infections in the Unvaccinated
The Zoe COVID Study, led by epidemiologist Tim Spector, MD, of Kings College in London, estimated that there were 17,581 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people, or 22 percent less than the previous week’s total of 22,638 new cases. According to a press release issued by the study’s authors, “With cases in the vaccinated group continuing to rise, the number of new cases in the vaccinated population is set to overtake the unvaccinated in the coming days.”1 2
From the Daily Expose via seemorerocks.is
Official documents that were meant to be kept secret have been released under the Freedom of Information Act, and they reveal that the forced euthanasia of the elderly and vulnerable in response to a pandemic had been years in the planning.
As soon as lockdown was declared in the United Kingdom on March 23rd 2020 deaths occurring in care homes in the weeks that followed skyrocketed compared to what had occurred in the previous five years. You were led to believe this was because of Covid-19, but the evidence shows otherwise.
A rant by youtuber Jericho Green. He raises the very valid point that there’s been nary a mention of how to live healthy and enhance your immune system. This door to door scenario is already taking place in various places. From the UK and Australia we’ve seen images of military & ‘health’ people wanting to see if you’ve been jabbed or not. Biden now talking door to door. India, people chased down and jabbed against their will. US, mentally disabled, same, chased down by Police and ‘health’ teams, forcibly jabbed. Distressing indeed to watch. NZ, Hipkins is coming for you, chasing up all those who ‘missed their appointments’ whilst Jacinda said the jabs wouldn’t be mandatory. Everywhere the inference is you ‘must be jabbed’.
It’s as ‘safe & effective’ as can be says the NZ government, whose Doctors are not allowed to fully inform you of any downside type reactions. Like death for instance. Or stroke or cardiac arrest. If they did, well you might decide not to take it.
FYI I’ve added below the full list of possible adverse events from the FDA website, all links provided so you can read for yourself as your rights to do so shrink rapidly before your eyes. EWR
Two sources, the odysee should work … it’s reported the fb one doesn’t although it works for me:
https://www.facebook.com/steph.gibson.125/videos/423291868711904/ (Watch before it disappears courtesy of fb censors)
AND A FEW MORE ITEMS FOCUSING ON THOSE RARE REACTIONS:
Fijian woman: https://www.facebook.com/DQNRL/videos/10216651343911076/
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
If you are considering the covid-19 jab consider the following info not provided by the NZ govt:
KNOWN POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE COVID-19 EXPERIMENTAL mRNA INJECTION
This is a draft list compiled by the FDA – the Food and Drug Administration in the US (link below):
Guillain-Barre syndrome, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Transverse myelitis, Encephalitis, Myelitis, Encephalomyelitis, Meningoencephalitis, Meningitis, Encephalopathy, Convulsions, Seizures, Stroke, Narcolepsy, Cataplexy, Anaphylaxis, Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Autoimmune disease, Death, Pregnancy, Birth outcomes, Other acute demyelinating diseases, Non anaphylactic allergy reactions, Thromocytopenia, Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Venous thromboembolism, Arthritis, Arthralgia, Joint pain, Kawasaki disease, Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children,Vaccine enhanced disease.
https://www.fda.gov/media/143557/download (see page 17)
You aren’t necessarily going to get all of those or even any of them if you have the vaccine. But those are the possible side effects that the FDA has listed. They’re all unpleasant, most of them very serious and you can’t get more serious than death. Below are the deaths & injuries reported to the official government data bases that occurred after taking the covid-19 injection. Remember only 1% on average are reporting.
CURRENT DEATH & INJURY STATS REPORTED: (links to reporting sites below)
USA: DEATHS – 4,863 INJURIES: 262,521 (to June 24 )
UK: 1,295 DEATHS – INJURIES 922,596 (to June 10th)
EUROPE: 13,867 – INJURIES 1,354,336 (to June 5th)
AUSTRALIA – 210 DEATHS – 22031 INJURIES (to 27 May)
WHERE TO REPORT AN INJURY OR ADVERSE REACTION:
VAERS USA https://tinyurl.com/yunna9nf
AEFI CANADA https://tinyurl.com/9979wkyx
YELLOW CARD UK https://tinyurl.com/adkpffp7
WHAT SOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO SAY
Great Barrington Declaration
As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
Physicians for Informed Consent
NZ Doctors Speaking Out With Science
DR SIMONE GOLD: ABOUT The CV19 VACCINE
America’s Frontline Doctors
An open letter signed by 32 NZ Medical professionals expresses concerns about the Pfizer ‘Comirnaty’ investigational vaccine for CV-19
57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines
8 MD s SPEAK ON VACCINES
- Dr. Nancy Banks – http://bit.ly/1Ip0aIm
- Dr. Russell Blaylock – http://bit.ly/1BXxQZL
- Dr. Shiv Chopra – http://bit.ly/1gdgh1s
- Dr. Sherri Tenpenny – http://bit.ly/1MPVbjx
- Dr. Suzanne Humphries – http://bit.ly/17sKDbf
- Dr. Larry Palevsky – http://bit.ly/1LLEjf6
- Dr. Toni Bark – http://bit.ly/1CYM9RB
- Dr. Andrew Wakefield – http://bit.ly/1MuyNzo
In a week of very worrying developments, HART has been particularly appalled by a recent piece on BBC Newsround promoting the Pfizer vaccine for children.
HART’s most senior doctors are in full agreement that this video material is heavily biased, makes a series of factually incorrect statements, could be considered coercive propaganda and likely breaches the marketing authorisation. It is particularly concerning that the main speaker in the piece – a public health academic – is not a qualified clinician.
Of even greater concern, we are aware that it has been shown in schools. The bottom line is this: children are essentially at zero risk of COVID-19. Any justification for the vaccination of children must therefore be able to prove unequivocally that the cure is not worse than the disease.
Thanks to the Health Forum NZ for this link:
From the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms
SASKATCHEWAN: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms represents Dr. Francis Christian, Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and a practising surgeon in Saskatoon. Dr. Christian was called into a meeting today, suspended from all teaching responsibilities effective immediately, and fired from his position with the University of Saskatchewan as of September 2021.
There is a recording of Dr. Christian’s meeting today between Dr. Christian and Dr. Preston Smith, the Dean of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Dr. Susan Shaw, the Chief Medical Officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and Dr. Brian Ulmer, Head of the Department of Surgery at the Saskatchewan College of Medicine.
In addition, the Justice Centre will represent Dr. Christian in his defence of a complaint that was made against him and an investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. The complaint objects to Dr. Christian having advocated for the informed consent of Covid vaccines for children.
Dr. Christian has been a surgeon for more than 20 years and began working in Saskatoon in 2007. He was appointed Director of the Surgical Humanities Program and Director of Quality and Patient Safety in 2018 and co-founded the Surgical Humanities Program. Dr. Christian is also the Editor of the Journal of The Surgical Humanities.
On June 17, Dr. Christian released a statement to over 200 doctors which contained his concerns regarding giving the Covid shots to children. In it he noted that he is pro-vaccine, and that he did not represent any group, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, or the University of Saskatchewan. “I speak to you directly as a physician, a surgeon, and a fellow human being.” Dr. Christian noted that the principle of informed consent was sacrosanct and noted that a patient should always be “fully aware of the risks of the medical intervention, the benefits of the intervention, and if any alternatives exist to the intervention.”
“This should apply particularly to a new vaccine that has never before been tried in humans… before the vaccine is rolled out to children, both children and parents must know the risks of m-RNA vaccines,” he wrote.
Dr. Christian expressed concern that he had not come across “a single vaccinated child or parent who has been adequately informed” about Covid vaccines for children.
Among his points, he stated that:
- The m-RNA vaccine, is a new, experimental vaccine never used by humans before.
- The m-RNA vaccines have not been fully authorized by Health Canada or the US CDC, and are in fact under “interim authorization” in Canada and “emergency use authorization” in the US. He noted that “full vaccine approval takes several years and multiple safety considerations – this has not happened.”
- That in order to qualify for “emergency use authorization” there must be an emergency. While he said there is a strong case for vaccinating the elderly, the vulnerable and health care workers, he said, “Covid does not pose a threat to our kids. The risk of them dying of Covid is less than 0.003% – this is even less than the risk of them dying of the flu. There is no emergency in children.”
- Children do not readily transmit the Covid virus to adults.
- M-RNA vaccines have been “associated with several thousand deaths” in the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System in the US. “These appear to be unusual, compared to the total number of vaccines administered.” He called it a “strong signal that should not be ignored.”
- He noted that vaccines have already caused “serious medical problems for kids” worldwide, including “a real and significantly increased risk” of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart. Dr. Christian notes the German national vaccine agency and the UK vaccine agency are not recommending the vaccine for healthy children and teenagers.
Photo: Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms
In just a few months, the World Health Organization received approximately 20,000 reports of new eye disorders that occurred post covid-19 vaccination. These reports include 303 cases of blindness and 1,625 cases of visual impairment! The European drug monitoring agency had never recorded such a severe spike in eye injuries until after the experimental vaccines were launched. These reports were collected by VigiBase and analyzed by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre in Uppsalla, Sweden.
About half of the new eye disorders were additionally reported to the U.K.’s Yellow Card adverse event reporting system, which was set up to monitor the influx of adverse events that were anticipated during this live, experimental vaccine study. Back in 2020, the vaccine makers had already entered into liability-free contracts with governments around the world. This has enabled mass vaccine injury with no recourse or accountability and set up the framework for a historic, worldwide holocaust.
Great stuff! Announced this morning on NZ radio with those possible new ‘scary positives’ from our southern regions. More glaring anomalies then from the official covid narrative in light of the Indonesian workers. What to believe? How about none of it? … preferably, turn off the killavision. (NZ is now considering Johnson and Johnson one shot VX, pending approval … pre considered last November, you won’t have to go back for shot number two)…
More than 350 health care workers have become infected with COVID-19 in Indonesia and dozens hospitalized despite being vaccinated with China’s Sinovac shot, officials said.
Badai Ismoyo, head of the Kudus district health office in Central Java, said most of the health care workers were asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, but still, dozens were in the hospital with high fevers and declining oxygen saturation levels.
Please share this very important article with everyone you know. Also, please help save lives and send this article to hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, care homes, schools, newspapers, journalists, etc.
No one knows how many people the vaccines are killing – or how many they will kill.
But although I haven’t seen the mainstream media mention most of these deaths, people have already died or been injured after being given the vaccine:
SHOCKING – The latest covid vaccine deaths and injuries from VAERS
openvaers.com covid data (it is estimated that only 1% of vaccine adverse events is reported)
Note: The following paragraph has now been added to the UK’s Pfizer analysis data print, “A report of a suspected ADR to the Yellow Card scheme does not necessarily mean that it was caused by the vaccine…” In my view, this is yet another attempt to draw attention away from the very real problems associated with the vaccines. We note that when patients die 60 days after a positive covid test, they are added to the covid death figures but if someone were to die 60 minutes after a covid vaccine, then it is just a coincidence.
PFIZER (UK data) – Some of the Injuries include: strokes, heart attacks, miscarriages, Bell’s Palsy, sepsis, paralysis, psychiatric disorders, blindness, deafness, shingles, alopecia and covid-19. (Please help save lives and send the link for the Pfizer data analysis print to schools and local newspapers)
UK Yellow Card reports. This sophisticated and easy to use database on ukcolumn.org analyses the UK Government’s Yellow Card data of deaths and adverse reactions associated with the covid-19 jabs.
Note: The following paragraph has now been added to the UK’s AstraZeneca analysis data print, “A report of a suspected ADR to the Yellow Card scheme does not necessarily mean that it was caused by the vaccine…” In my view, this is yet another attempt to draw attention away from the very real problems associated with the vaccines. We note that when patients die 60 days after a positive covid test, they are added to the covid death figures but if someone were to die 60 minutes after a covid vaccine, then it is just a coincidence.
ASTRAZENECA (UK data) – Some of the many injuries include: blindness, strokes, heart attacks, miscarriages, sepsis, paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, deafness, shingles, alopecia and covid-19. (Please help save lives and send the link for the AstraZeneca analysis data print to schools and local newspapers)
European database of suspected adverse drug reaction reports:
UK Yellow Card reports. This sophisticated and easy to use database on ukcolumn.org analyses the UK Government’s Yellow Card data of deaths and adverse reactions associated with the covid-19 jabs.
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released their latest report yesterday, June 10, 2021.
The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through June 2, 2021, for the three experimental COVID “vaccines” currently in use in the U.K. from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna.
They report a total of 1,295 deaths and 922,596 injuries recorded following the experimental COVID injections.
Here are the breakdowns from the three shots:
- AstraZeneca: 863 deaths and 717,250 injuries. (Source.)
- Pfizer- BioNTech: 406 deaths and 193,768 injuries. (Source.)
- Moderna: 3 deaths and 9243 injuries. (Source.)
- Unspecified COVID-19 injections: 22 deaths and 2335 injuries. (Source.)
Covid: Secret filming exposes contamination risk at test results lab https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56556806
by Brian Gerrish Saturday, 29th May 2021
On 28 May 2021, I gave evidence to the 54th session of the Stiftung Corona Ausschuss, the German-based extraparliamentary inquiry by lawyers into the medical establishment’s and public policymakers’ handling of the Covid crisis internationally.
The theme for the day during the 54th session was “Caught between nudging and side effects”. A transcript of my testimony is below.
Auch auf Deutsch erhältlich.
Reiner Füllmich: Brian, I apologise for having kept you waiting for twenty minutes or so.
Brian Gerrish: That’s absolutely fine, and I’d just like to say that I don’t speak German but it was fascinating watching you and listening, and it was wonderful to see you start laughing, because you looked very serious in most of the dialogues that I’ve listened to.
There was one word that I picked up that I found very interesting, and that was Wahnsinn, which came up several times, particularly when [persecuted primary school headmistress] Bianca was speaking.
Reiner Füllmich: You know what it means, right?
Brian Gerrish: Yes, “madness”. And I’m going to say to you: it’s not madness. What we are facing is calculated, and it’s a mistake to call it “madness”, because it’s very precise; it’s very calculated. We need to understand that in order to be able to deal with what we’re facing.
Reiner Füllmich: That’s very interesting to hear, because we have come to the conclusion that “the other side”, as we call them, is using two major tools. One is, of course, psychology, psychological operations; and the other, which transports this psychological operation, is the mainstream media.
Can you tell us a little about your background?
Brian Gerrish: Well, my personal background is, professionally, I was military: I was in the Royal Navy for twenty-one years. I then worked in industry, essentially, for a while, but after a few years, I began to understand that things were not good in the UK, and I began to see things and investigate things.
Ultimately, that’s led me, over nearly another twenty years, to team up with a gentleman called Mike Robinson, and for fourteen years now, we’ve been running a media outlet called the UK Column, where I’m delighted to say that we’re expanding, and it’s clear that our viewers and listeners are now not only in the UK; they’re across the world.
Reiner Füllmich: Excellent. And now, of course, you’re busy covering Coronavirus and all the ramifications of what Coronavirus is bringing about.
Brian Gerrish: Well, the key point is that we originally started by looking at some of the issues that you’ve just mentioned. We we were looking at how propaganda had come into the country; we were looking at the use of applied behavioural psychology by the Government; and we were looking at changes which were very serious (or we thought they were very serious) that were particularly affecting the style of democracy, and that were also affecting our constitutional rights.
Photo credit: UK Column
An interview from James Delingpole. An inside commentary on life in the medical practice in which the interviewee works. The phenomenal numbers of adverse reactions you aren’t hearing about from mainstream. The deaths. The injured patients who show up for post-cv-vx help & are persuaded by their Doctor it ‘is not the vx’. MDs he has lost all respect for. A must hear… listen at the link:
This is a letter of resignation from a nurse addressed to the executive board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
I write to you today as a highly experienced nurse with 27 years’ service to inform you that when my registration expires on [date given] I will not be renewing it and therefore I am resigning my registration and leaving the profession.
The reasons for this are many but to summarise I am utterly dismayed and disheartened by my profession and with you as our governing body at the complete lack of integrity that has been displayed since the beginning of the ‘Covid-19 Crisis’.
The facts about the reality and truth of this alleged crisis are readily available for anyone to find and investigate for themselves, not least you, a body that should have been doing just this, seeking the truth and advocating for both your members and our patients, past, present and future. We are patient advocates not government puppets.
It is with immense sadness that I end my nursing career but I will not be a part of these crimes against humanity and against the patients I/we should be protecting and I do not consent or wish to be governed by a body that silently complies with Government tyranny and bases their judgement as to whether I am fit to practice as a nurse on my levels of compliance or in my case non- compliance with tyranny.
I echo Dr Mike Yeadon in saying I will fight for truth, freedom, medical freedom and the health, rights and freedoms of others so long as I have breath in my body.
Hear Dr Vernon Coleman at the link below. He has had a lifetime’s experience as an MD in the UK … he spotted the lies long ago … I recommend you peruse both of his websites. Info for those is below his videos at the source. He really pulls no punches:
UK Dr, Samuel White has resigned, sick of the lies & cover up. The cures suppressed, the unnecessary deaths. The real risks of the jab and what it really is. A short 7 min or less watch. Vital, crucial info for you. This is a medical doctor who like many others now is taking his pledge of ‘do no harm’ with great seriousness. Please listen. There are three links. The Instagram is the longest, fb and twitter are condensed. Links below:
We wish to notify you of our grave concerns regarding all proposals to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children. Recently leaked Government documents suggested that a COVID-19 vaccine rollout in children over 12 years old is already planned for September 2021, and the possibility of children as young as 5 years old being vaccinated in the summer in a worst-case scenario.1
We have been deeply disturbed to hear several Government and SAGE representatives calling in the media for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to be “turning to children as fast as we can”.2 Teaching materials circulated to London schools contain emotionally loaded questions and inaccuracies3. In addition, there has been disturbing language used by teaching union leaders, implying that coercion of children to accept the COVID-19 vaccines through peer pressure in schools was to be encouraged, despite the fact that coercion to accept a medical treatment is against UK and International Laws and Declarations.4 Rhetoric such as this is irresponsible and unethical, and encourages the public to demand the vaccination of minors with a product still at the research stage and about which no medium- or long-term effects are known, against a disease which presents no material risk to them. A summary of our reasons is given below and a more detailed fully referenced explanation is available.5
Risks and benefits in medical treatments
Vaccines, like any other medical treatment, come with varied risks and benefits. Therefore, we must consider each product, individually, on its merits, and specifically for which patients or sections of the population is the risk/benefit ratio acceptable. For COVID-19 vaccines, the potential benefits are clear for the elderly and vulnerable, however, for children, the balance of benefit and risk would be quite different. We are raising these concerns as part of an informed debate, which is a vital part of the proper, scientific process. We must ensure that there is no repeat of any past tragedies which have occurred especially when vaccines are rushed to market. For example, the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, rolled out following the pandemic of 2010, resulted in over one thousand cases of narcolepsy, a devastating brain injury, in children and teenagers, before being withdrawn.6 Dengvaxia, a new vaccine against Dengue, was also rolled out to children ahead of the full trial outcomes, and 19 children died of possible antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) before the vaccine was withdrawn.7 We must not risk a repeat of this with the COVID-19 vaccines, which would not only impact on the children and families affected, but would also have a hugely damaging effect on vaccination uptake in general.
No medical intervention should be introduced on a ‘one size fits all’ basis, but instead should be fully assessed for suitability according to the characteristics of the age cohort and of the individuals concerned, weighing up the risk versus benefit profile for each cohort and the individuals within a group. This approach was outlined last October, by the head of the Government Vaccine Task Force, Kate Bingham, who said “We just need to vaccinate everyone at risk. There’s going to be no vaccination of people under 18. It’s an adult-only vaccine, for people over 50, focusing on health workers and care home workers and the vulnerable.”8
Children do not need vaccination for their own protection
Healthy children are at almost no risk from COVID-19, with risk of death as low as 1 in 2.5 million9. No previously healthy child under the age of 15 died during the pandemic in the UK and admissions to hospital or intensive care are exceedingly rare10 with most children having no or very mild symptoms. Although Long-Covid has been cited as a reason for vaccinating children, there is little hard data. It appears less common and much shorter-lived than in adults and none of the vaccine trials have studied this outcome11 12. The inflammatory condition, PIMS, was listed as a potential adverse effect in the Oxford AstraZeneca children’s trial13. Naturally acquired immunity will give broader and better lasting immunity than vaccination14. Indeed, many children will already be immune15. Individual children at very high risk can already receive vaccination on compassionate grounds16.
Children do not need vaccination to support herd immunity
Already, two thirds of the adult population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine17. Models that assume vaccination of children is required to reach herd immunity have failed to account for the proportion who had immunity prior to March 2020 and those who have acquired it naturally18. Recent modelling suggested that the UK had achieved the required herd immunity threshold on 12 April 2021.19
Children do not transmit SARS-CoV-2 as readily as adults, moreover adults living or working with young children are at lower risk of severe COVID-1920. Schools have not been shown to be the focus on spread to the community, teachers have a lower risk of COVID-19 than other working age adults21.
Short-term safety concerns
As of 13th May, the MHRA22 has received a total of 224,544 adverse events, including 1,145 deaths in association with SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Reports of strokes due to cerebral venous thromboses were initially in low numbers but as awareness increased, many more reports led to the conclusion that AstraZeneca vaccine should not be used for adults under 40 years of age and this unpredicted finding has also led to the suspension of the Oxford AstraZeneca children’s trial.
Similar events have been noted with Pfizer & Moderna vaccines on the US adverse reporting system (VAERS)23 and it is likely that this is a class effect related to production of spike protein. New UK guidelines on managing Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT)24 include all COVID-19 vaccines in their advice. The possibility of further unexpected safety issues cannot be ruled out. In Israel, where the vaccines have been widely rolled out to young people and teenagers, the Pfizer vaccine has been linked to several cases of myocarditis in young men25 and concerns have been raised about reports of altered menstrual cycles and abnormal bleeding in young women following the vaccine.26
Most concerning with regard to possible vaccination of children, is that there have now been a number of deaths associated with vaccination reported to VAERS in the US, despite the vaccines only being given to children within trials and a very recent rollout to 16-17 year olds27.
Long-term safety concerns
All Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials are ongoing and not due to conclude until late 2022/early 2023. The vaccines are, therefore, currently experimental with only limited short-term and no long-term adult safety data available. In addition, many are using a completely new mRNA vaccine technology, which has never previously been approved for use in humans28. The mRNA is effectively a pro-drug and it is not known how much spike protein any individual will produce. Potential late-onset effects can take months or years to become apparent. The limited children’s trials undertaken to date are totally underpowered to rule out uncommon but severe side effects.
Children have a lifetime ahead of them, and their immunological and neurological systems are still in development, making them potentially more vulnerable to adverse effects than adults. A number of specific concerns have been raised already, including autoimmune disease and possible effects on placentation and fertility.29 A recently published paper raised the possibility that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines could trigger prion-based, neurodegenerative disease30. All potential risks, known and unknown, must be balanced against risks of COVID-19 itself, so a very different benefit/risk balance will apply to children than to adults.
There is important wisdom in the Hippocratic Oath which states, “First do no harm”. All medical interventions carry a risk of harm, so we have a duty to act with caution and proportionality. This is particularly the case when considering mass intervention in a healthy population, in which situation there must be firm evidence of benefits far greater than harms. The current, available evidence clearly shows that the risk versus benefit calculation does NOT support administering rushed and experimental COVID-19 vaccines to children, who have virtually no risk from COVID-19, yet face known and unknown risks from the vaccines. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child states that, “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care,
including appropriate legal protection”.31 As adults we have a duty of care to protect children from unnecessary and foreseeable harm.
We conclude that it is irresponsible, unethical and indeed, unnecessary, to include children under 18 years in the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Clinical trials in children also pose huge ethical dilemmas, in light of the lack of potential benefit to trial participants and the unknown risks. The end of the current Phase 3 trials should be awaited as well as several years of safety data in adults, to rule out, or quantify, all potential adverse effects.
We call upon our governments and the regulators not to repeat mistakes from history, and to reject the calls to vaccinate children against COVID-19. Extreme caution has been exercised over many aspects of the pandemic, but surely now is the most important time to exercise true caution – we must not be the generation of adults that, through unnecessary haste and fear, risks the health of children.
Dr Rosamond Jones, MD, FRCPCH, retired consultant paediatrician
Lord Moonie, MBChB, MRCPsych, MFCM, MSc, House of Lords, former parliamentary undersecretary
of state 2001-2003, former consultant in Public Health Medicine
Prof Anthony Fryer, PhD, FRCPath, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Keele University
Professor Karol Sikora, MA, MBBChir, PhD, FRCR, FRCP, FFPM, Dean of Medicine, Buckingham
University, Professor of Oncology
Professor Angus Dalgleish, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPath, FMed Sci, Professor of Oncology, St Georges
Professor Richard Ennos, MA, PhD. Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Professor Anthony J Brookes, Department of Genetics & Genome Biology, University of Leicester
Professor Keith Willison, PhD, Professor of Chemical Biology, Imperial, London
Dr John A Lee, MBBS, PhD, FRCPath, retired Consultant Histopathologist, former Clinical Professor
of Pathology at Hull York Medical School
Dr Alan Mordue, MBChB, FFPH (ret). Retired Consultant in Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology
Dr Elizabeth Evans, MA, MBBS, DRCOG, retired doctor
Mr Malcolm Loudon, MB ChB, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg). MIHM, VR. Consultant Surgeon
Dr Gerry Quinn, PhD, Microbiologist
Dr C Geoffrey Maidment, MD, FRCP, retired consultant physician
Dr K Singh, MBChB, MRCGP, general practitioner
Dr Pauline Jones MB BS retired general practitioner
Dr Holly Young, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Consultant physician, Croydon University Hospital
Dr David Critchley, BSc, PhD, 32 years in pharmaceutical R&D as a clinical research scientist.
Dr Padma Kanthan, MBBS, General practitioner
Dr Thomas Carnwath, MBBCh,MA, FRCPsych, FRCGP, consultant psychiatrist
Dr Sam McBride BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology & Immunobiology, MBBCh BAO, MSc in Clinical
Gerontology, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, FRCP(Edinburgh). NHS Emergency Medicine & geriatrics
Dr Helen Westwood MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG, general practitioner
Dr M A Bell, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, UK
Mr Ian F Comaish, MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, Consultant ophthalmologist
Dr Jayne LM Donegan MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, MRCGP, general practitioner
Dr Dayal Mukherjee, MBBS MSc
Dr Clare Craig, BM,BCh, FRCPath, Pathologist
Mr C P Chilton, MBBS, FRCS, Consultant urologist emeritus
Dr Theresa Lawrie, MBBCh, PhD, Director, Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, Bath
Dr Jason Lester, MRCP, FRCR, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Rutherford Cancer Centre, Newport
Dr Scott McLachan, FAIDH, MCSE, MCT, DSysEng, LLM, MPhil., Postdoctoral researcher, Risk &
Information management Group
Michael Cockayne, MSc, PGDip, SCPHNOH, BA, RN, Occupational health practitioner
Dr John Flack, BPharm, PhD. Retired Director of Safety Evaluation at Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1980-1989 and Senior Vice-president for Drug Discovery 1990-92 SmithKline Beecham
Dr Stephanie Williams, Dermatologist
Dr Greta Mushet, retired Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy. MBChB, MRCPsych
Dr JE, MBChB, BSc, NHS hospital junior doctor
Mr Anthony Hinton, MBChB, FRCS, Consultant ENT surgeon, London
Dr Elizabeth Corcoran,MBBS,MRCPsych,Psychiatrist,Chair Down’s Syndrome Research Foundation UK
Dr Alan Black, MB BS MSc DipPharmMed, retired pharmaceutical physician
Dr Christina Peers, MBBS,DRCOG,DFSRH,FFSRH, Consultant in Contraception & Reproductive Health
Dr Marco Chiesa, MD, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist & Visiting Professor, UCL
Elizabeth Burton, MB ChB, retired general practitioner
Noel Thomas, MA, MB ChB, DCH, DObsRCOG, DTM&H, MFHom, retired doctor
Malcolm Sadler, MBBS, FRCGP, retired general practitioner with 37 years in Medical Practice
Dr Ian Bridges, MBBS, Retired general practitioner
Mr T James Royle MBChB, FRCS(Ed), MMedEd, Consultant colorectal surgeon
Dr Fiona Martindale, MbChB, MRCGP, GP in out of hours
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From The Health Forum NZ @ fb
ADVERSE REACTIONS UK
In England the V Adverse Reaction reporting is called “Yellow card”.
Attached is the latest Yellow Card data for the period 13 April to 20 May 2021.
This is a “passive reporting system” (like our system in NZ) e.g. reporting of injury and death is not mandatory.
Yellow card is thought to capture 1 to 2% of all actual adverse reactions and deaths. Keep this in mind as you read the data.
For this five week period alone and JUST FOR THE PFIZ CV V there are:
61,533 reports covering 175,673 different individual reactions (more than one symptom in a report)
THERE ARE 382 DEATHS
Some issues of note:
Blood disorders: 6208
Cardiac disorders: 2,239
Eye disorders (including 35 cases of blindness): 2866
Gastrointestinal disorders: 18,049
Nervous System disorders: 32,575
Spontaneous abortions (miscarriages): 70
This is the same V that we are assured is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE in New Zealand.