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Lambs to the slaughter


IMAGINE a vaccine so safe for a virus so deadly that you have to be shamed, threatened and bribed into getting it.

About 2.7million young people, that’s roughly 33 per cent of Brits aged 18-30, have so far resisted the tyrannical pleas to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a disease that is less dangerous to their age group than influenza.

If we continue to hold firm, vaccine passports will be practically impossible to impose come September. But if enough of us cave in, the remaining refuseniks will shortly have less freedom than many convicted criminals.

As cannot be said often enough, none of the Covid-19 vaccines have any long-term safety data. In the United Kingdom alone they have already been associated with 1,400 deaths and over one million adverse reactions including blindness, blood clots, paralysis, MS and stillbirths.

Anyone who dismisses these adverse reactions as ‘extremely rare’ would do well to remember that the swine flu vaccine Pandremix was withdrawn over just one extremely rare, debilitating but non-fatal side effect (narcolepsy).

Yet Cabinet Ministers like Michael Gove, a former user of illegal cocaine by his own admission, resort to peer pressuring youngsters into taking another non-market authorised substance, branding those who decline it as ‘selfish’.

Boris Johnson of all people dared to lecture nightclub owners about ‘social responsibility’ and last week his loathsome little helper Grant Shapps threatened young people directly, ‘If you’re a younger person and you want to go clubbing, now is the time to go and book your coronavirus vaccine. You can do it immediately and that should give you enough time, just about, to be able to, by the autumn, go to nightclubs.’

This is just horrible. But it marks a significant turning point, equivalent to the moment a domestic abuser forgets himself and hits his partner in public, confirming the suspicions of those who could tell he was a wrong ‘un but couldn’t quite prove it.

Now that the abusers have outed themselves, they resort to desperate, pathetic pleas, offering gifts to win their victims back. Accept these flowers and a box of chocolates, or else!

Last week, Tower Hamlets Council and the local NHS Trust hosted a ‘Summer vaccine festival’ in Langdon Park, where suckers and dupes from across the capital were invited to get their Covid shots in return for being able to stuff their faces with free food while listening to live music afterwards.

It reminds me of that Tennant-era Doctor Who episode where the homeless are lured into a free hot dog van and taken off to be converted into Cybermen.

The social media promotions for this ‘festival’ made no mention of any of the potential risks from the vaccine, nor the fact that clinical trials for these emergency authorised drugs are not due to be completed until 2023. This was straightforwardly unethical and medical malpractice. If a doctor tried to bribe a patient into accepting a certain prescription in normal times, they would be struck off or at least disciplined.

Meanwhile, the government’s own website yesterday bragged about their involvement with Uber, Deliveroo, Bolt, Pizza Pilgrims (those famous champions of public health) in bribing the young with freebies to get jabbed.

Jamie Heywood, Uber’s Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, said: ‘As cities open up, we all need to proceed with caution and ensure that all adults are vaccinated against Covid-19.’

Is Mr Heywood a doctor or epidemiologist? Why is a non-medical service provider giving us medical advice? You’re having a laugh.

The incentive scheme, dubbed ‘Kebabs for jabs’, tells you how much these ministers and their chums in big business think our lives are worth: a few shreds of lamb, roughly equivalent to £8.50 in most kebab houses. If they want to buy me out, that’s not gonna cut it; they could at least offer us a holiday in Atlantis Dubai and £5,000 in spending money.

I am moderately worried for myself, but at least I graduated in 2019 having had a fun-filled university experience at the taxpayer’s expense (what else would be the point of uni for these days?). I’ve been on lads’ holidays and I’m reasonably well travelled in Europe. I’m settled down now, so I think I can cope with being forever denied entry to Electric Ballroom and Tiger Tiger.

The people I fear for most are the teenagers and students who have had the best times of their life stolen from them by a selfish and powerful minority among their elders, who themselves lived it up in their youth at a time when normal annual mortality was considerably worse than what we faced in 2020 and the first half of 2021.

Did those who ceaselessly call my generation ‘selfish entitled snowflakes’ feel a sense of duty to cancel their lives, wear masks and submit to an experimental jab during the global pandemic of 1968? Of course not.

Nor were they reduced from human beings to the status of plague rats by their own government.

The Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who once described vaccine passports as unethical and discriminatory, now instructs youngsters to get vaccinated for communal purposes, to prevent them from transmitting the virus to someone more vulnerable.

Since the ethics of the Nuremberg Code have gone out of the window, what does ‘the science’ say about transmission among the unjabbed?

Now we must thank an unlikely hero, the American Centers for Disease Control for proving Zahawi’s claims about the ‘unclean’ unvaccinated to be humbug.

A recent CDC study of a Covid outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, found that nearly three-quarters of those infected were fully vaccinated, in a state where 69 per cent of eligible citizens are double jabbed.

The study also found no significant difference in the viral load present in the breakthrough infections in vaccinated and unvaccinated persons, and consequently the CDC has even urged vaccinated citizens to wear masks again

If only the poor vaccinated had waited a little longer, they could have at least got a free kebab for their trouble.

This first appeared on The Harry Dougherty Blog on August 3, 2021, and is republished by kind permission

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Harry Dougherty
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