COVID restrictions are largely coming to an end in New Zealand. Thank you for some sanity.
Never before have novel medical concepts been so intertwined with naive political allegiances and never before have careerist medical professionals been able to exercise total control over politicians. Good riddance.
Does this draw the curtains on the pandemic and have we learned the right lessons? Not yet.
She was also asked by some worried and fawning journalist when we would all be able to get our next booster. Her lightning reply showed just how much the truth is beginning to dawn: ‘There will be very few needing to go that way.’
The doublespeak on boosters, even in scientific journals, is wonderfully scary to behold. A research letter published on September 8 in JAMA Network Open – the American Medical Association’s online open journal – illustrates the point.
A study of risk factors for death after Omicron Covid-19 infection found that the elderly were most at risk to die after receiving a booster. The doublespeak comes in the conclusion: The elderly should be prioritised for further booster doses. I don’t need to explain how distressing and sad this is, do I?
The author’s analysis of UK Office for National Statistics data on 19million people covered only deaths attributed to Covid – it didn’t cover all-cause deaths. A look at the same ONS data shows unequivocally that boosting is a risk factor not just for Covid death, but substantially for any death. Fifty per cent of people are boosted in the UK, but they account for 86 per cent of all-cause deaths. Boosting is a double whammy.
No wonder Jacinda said very few will need another booster. She knows. I wrote to her a few weeks ago with the statistics and her office replied in double-quick time – it said Ayesha Verrall (the Minister for Covid Response) had been asked to look into it.
The penny has dropped, but it is probably too early for the powers-that-be to publicly admit they have been duped by biotech vaccine fanatics intent on maintaining the gravy train of government funding.
Tens of thousands adversely affected by unnecessary vaccine mandates and those injured by vaccines have been ignored and left behind.
This has been an exercise in intolerance and an abrogation of medical ethics, which have been ignored and rejected. The level of vaccination adverse effects reported to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) has run at 50 times the rates pre-pandemic. This called out loudly for prospective studies of injury. These were rejected by government and medical professionals alike.
But a recent prospective study of 300 students in Thailand reveals a horror story – almost a third of mRNA vaccine recipients experience cardiac effects. The long-term consequences remain unknown.
A paper authored by some of the world’s top scientists at, among others, Oxford, Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities, presents a risk-benefit analysis of boosters and mandates for university students.
It finds that for every one hospitalisation prevented by Covid vaccination, there are between 18 to 98 serious adverse events. It concludes that Covid vaccine mandates applied to university students are unethical. They have created unjustified and alarming social and medical harms.
You should be worried about the serious flow on health issues associated with mRNA vaccination, but perhaps you should be less worried about long Covid than first thought. A study has found that the more you worry, the more likely you are to report that you suffer from long Covid. So stoking the Covid fear factor actually increases the risks. Another lesson to learn.
What should happen next? Our current rate of cancer incidence is unknown, but, if overseas Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data can be trusted, it will be increasing dramatically. Figures are not being shared with the public. They should be.
Vaccination status is not recorded on death certificates, a prerequisite for causal research. Why not? We wrote to the government in August on this issue. Sudden death has been normalised in the media and no one appears to be asking the difficult questions. They need to be asked – read here for a discussion.
The government has left it up to employers to decide whether they should continue to discriminate against the unvaccinated, but studies in Qatar show that the unvaccinated enjoy 97.5 per cent protection against reinfection. They should get their jobs back. But employers are still being daily spooked by misleading Covid vaccine advertising.
People who worry about grim-sounding Covid statistics should know that pandemic payments to hospitals, doctors, and other government departments only drive Covid statistics up.
It’s simple economics. In the US, hospitals receive a 20 per cent increase in the Medicare payment rate for every patient diagnosed with Covid. Maximising Covid has become a medical business model and a strategy to buy political support.
Anil Makam is an academic hospital medicine physician and a health services researcher at the University of California San Francisco Department of Medicine. His research is at the intersection of geriatrics, hospital medicine, and post-acute care, specifically focusing on the role of long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs).
He tweets (for the benefit of those still trying to exaggerate Covid): ‘In the whole of the 2022 Omicron era, I have only seen one case of Covid pneumonia … good news, severe Covid is gone.’
Here in New Zealand, the plethora of special Covid payments and incentives needs to stop now. Covid costs (including advertising and media payouts) have topped 70billion dollars – around £36billion. That’s 50 per cent of the annual government revenue and it’s all borrowed money.
The Covid industry has all but taken over the nation. Long ago it detached itself from primary Covid data sources on safety and gained almost unstoppable momentum by waving unsubstantiated fear flags everywhere.
Where did Covid come from? Savvy commentators are not fooled by repeated attempts to reassure the public that they should ‘blame a bat’. Bats are innocent.
Read this eight-step explanation on Twitter from Richard H Ebright. It’s short and to the point. He is on the board of governors and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
There is more to say on this. Covid-19 was circulating worldwide way before the official pandemic start date in early 2020. Blood samples from France and Italy taken during September to December 2019 contain Covid-19 antibodies. This further undermines the timeline of the natural origin hypothesis and places the pandemic start closer to known respiratory illness episodes among staff at the Wuhan lab.
If you want a glimpse into a lab horror story, watch The Anthrax Attacks documentary on Netflix. As far back as the 1990s, researchers were busy weaponising deadly pathogens in a supposed attempt to develop vaccines. This was occurring in military laboratories in the US. And if you think that this wasn’t, and isn’t, going on in military circles all round the world, think again.
The full horror of this kind of research surfaced during the pandemic. Genetic sequences are highly mobile, cannot be contained, and are passed on to subsequent generations. If you think we can exit the pandemic without banning risky biotechnology research and covert bioweapon programmes, you’re mad.
There is a long list here that government policy needs to acknowledge and take account of. It is not enough to exit the pandemic by stopping restrictions. Public perceptions and strong divisive opinions have been created that don’t match Covid science publishing. It is time to redress injustice, correct the public record, and face up to continuing health challenges.
The government may find it hard to stop the runaway gravy train, the misinformation, and the fearmongering it initiated and encouraged. It has taken on a life of its own, but it must be countered, stopped, and dismantled.