AN open letter to Dr June Raine, chief executive, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Dear Dr Raine,
I write on behalf of myself and the many others who are experiencing ‘vaccine hesitancy’ to request your help in enabling us to come to an informed decision regarding the injections against Covid-19 which we are being ‘offered’.
Because these novel vaccines have been rushed into production, the feedback coming from those who have already been injected is of crucial interest. The UK Column have been good enough to present the government’s Yellow Card data to the public clearly. To date, the total number of adverse reactions logged stands at 1,252,679, with 380,850 individuals affected. The number of deaths reported is 1,739. I understand that it is usual to withdraw a vaccine before deaths reach more than double figures. However, we are being assured that since in this instance we are dealing with raw data which has not yet been checked by yourselves, any deaths or disease occurring after injection may well have been falsely ascribed to vaccination. That being the case, how much longer must we wait for you to sift through these disquieting figures so that we may better assess the relative risks of taking or refusing a medication which does not claim, in any case, to prevent infection or transmission of the disease in question?
We need to know the age and general state of health of those making the reports. We need to know exactly when they first experienced their symptoms. Was it immediately after injection? If so, was it after the first injection or the second injection? Were the symptoms temporary, or are they persistent? If temporary, how long did they last, and is there danger of future consequences? It is now close on a year since the vaccine roll-out began. Why have you not yet completed a comprehensive analysis along these lines? We need to know whether there really is an abnormal post-vaccination increase in cases of myocarditis, of blood clots, of Guillain-Barré syndrome, to name a few of the most frequently reported claims of injury. We need to know, following reports of a sudden surge in the number of tiny corpses appearing in mortuaries, whether stillbirths and miscarriages have increased since vaccination was declared safe and desirable for pregnant women. We need to know the real risk/benefit ratio of the injections for ourselves and our children as individuals, in our own particular circumstances. Those who have indeed been injured by the vaccines (and no vaccine, ever, has achieved a perfect safety record) need financial assistance. Until you pronounce on their cases, they may be wrongly denied that assistance.
I understand from your website that your progress in gathering and assessing reports from the public has been impeded by the fact that many of your employees are still working from home owing to continuing fear of the coronavirus. While sympathetic to your need to protect your staff, and acknowledging that their lingering terror represents a triumph for the Behavioural Insights Team’s bid to ensure compliance in the battle to eradicate a disease with a 99 per cent-plus survival rate, surely it is time for you all to demonstrate the traditional stiff upper lip, abandon the security of remote working, and apply yourselves to the huge backlog of unassessed reports of death and injury? Your failure to do so is causing distress to those whose lives have already been shattered by ‘doing the right thing’, and is instrumental in stirring up resentment against those whose sensible caution in the face of the unknown is resulting in their being labelled vituperatively as ‘anti-vaxxers’. Thousands of nurses and care-home workers have weathered the entire emergency, coming into close contact with Covid patients. So have undertakers. So have thousands of others engaged in ‘front-line’ services. Is it too much to ask a few hundred functionaries to do likewise? What is the point of collecting information ‘to ensure safe and effective use’ of medicines if that material, once collected, is ignored?
The MHRA’s delay in following up accumulating evidence of the harms apparently being suffered as a result of the Covid injections – evidence from the USA, from Israel and from Europe as well as from the UK – is puzzling. You are not usually so behindhand in your efforts to secure public safety. Take, for instance, the case of GcMAF: an unlicensed medicine offered by the company Immuno Biotech to stage-4 cancer patients who had been sent home by their doctors to die. Those patients had failed to recover after treatment with all the officially licensed options. GcMAF was their last hope, and it was thought possible to offer it to them without infringing MHRA guidelines, which indicated merely that no unlicensed medication should be countenanced until all orthodox possibilities had been exhausted. In the event, no cancer patient treated with GcMAF was harmed – indeed, many of them had the audacity, in flagrant contravention of doctor’s orders, to enjoy indefinite remission of their disease. Nevertheless, the MHRA authorised the raiding of Immuno Biotech’s laboratories at Cambridge and the destruction of all stocks of GcMAF, and secured the imprisonment, first in England, then, for the same offence, in France, of the company’s CEO. In stark contrast, the MHRA stands aloof as claims of death and injury unprecedented in relation to any other vaccine are reported by those who have taken the first two Covid shots. Now, with well over a million adverse events never having been investigated, and in the full knowledge that such events are routinely under– rather than over-reported, you raise no objections as a booster jab is urged upon the population, and younger and younger children are coerced into accepting a treatment whose long-term effects, even when Stage-3 trials are finally completed, will not be known for years to come. One might be forgiven for concluding that the MHRA’s remit is not to protect the public but to safeguard the profits of the pharmaceutical companies.
Please do your duty without further delay, and investigate the deaths and injuries being reported. Deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid have been announced on a daily basis. A similar procedure should be followed with respect to death and injury after Covid vaccine injections.
Gillian Dymond MA (Oxon)