Open letter to Dr Nikita Kanani MBE, Deputy Lead, NHS Seasonal Vaccination Programmes
Dear Dr Kanani,
Thank you for your personalised circular urging me, as ‘a priority for seasonal flu and Covid-19 vaccinations’, to book my shots now.
I last had flu in the winter of 1999-2000. Since then I have investigated the efficacy of the annual flu shot, and lean towards the conclusions of Dr Tom Jefferson, of the Cochrane Institute, who has stated that ‘Influenza vaccines are about marketing and not science. We have few trials, and masses of very poor quality observational evidence. We [the Cochrane Institute] have presented evidence of considerable reporting bias, which governments continue to ignore. The science is missing and so making an informed decision is very difficult.’
Any benefits offered by vaccination against the flu appear to me to be negligible in comparison with a reliance on good nutrition, sensible exercise and exposure to sunlight. Since we have very little of that last here in the north-east of England, and Mr Gates and the Net Zero fanatics are keen for us to have even less, I may well be low in vitamin D, and would be interested in receiving regular supplies of a high-quality supplement from the NHS as an alternative to the inferior protection of an annual jab. Is this on offer?
Regarding the Covid-19 ‘vaccines’, I would query the use of that term in relation to the novel medications prescribed. The common expectation of a vaccine is that it will prevent infection and transmission. The mRNA injections do neither. To sell them to the public as ‘vaccines’, therefore, is misleading, though I note that you are at pains to avoid such a charge by claiming only that the shots will reduce the risk of serious illness and speed recovery (itself a questionable assertion). The word ‘vaccination’, however, is more potent than any more realistic description of what is actually being offered, and as long as it is repeatedly brandished in literature relating to the mRNA products, confusion will continue to reign. Please adjust your terminology accordingly.
You say that ‘Seasonal vaccinations have proven safety records.’ This does not apply to the mRNA medications, which, in addition to the fact that they are not bona fide vaccines, were authorised for emergency use only under the Black Triangle label, pending completion of clinical trials. Their short-term safety remains questionable, and their long-term safety cannot be known for many years to come. These medications have already caused unprecedented numbers of adverse events. The most egregious life-threatening and life-changing injuries have been inflicted on young people who were in virtually no danger from Covid, but people targeted by your campaign for priority jabbing on account of their advanced age are also at risk. Older members of my own family have suffered, and are still suffering, serious illness in the wake of the booster shot. No wonder Dr Angus Dalgleish, an expert in immunology and professor of oncology who has seen patient after patient relapse on receiving the third jab, is calling for the injections to be banned!
You claim that ‘seasonal vaccinations’ offer ‘better protection than any immunity gained from previous infections’. This I believe to be misinformation pure and simple. I myself had Covid with the original symptoms (dry cough, fever, extreme breathlessness, loss of taste and smell) in mid-December, 2019, before we were instructed to panic. At that time I was 76 years old. I took to my bed for a couple of days with throat pastilles and the occasional paracetamol, and recovered in time for Christmas. Presumably I now have natural immunity. Certainly I have suffered no recurrence of the illness to date, whereas almost everyone I know who has had the mRNA injections has subsequently been re-diagnosed with Covid at least once, often repeatedly. My own experience, then, suggests that you are wrong, and that the many reputable doctors who declare natural immunity to be superior to anything that the mRNA treatments, or even traditional vaccines, can achieve are correct. What is more, such immunity is guaranteed free from life-threatening or crippling side effects, both now and in the future.
Naturally I am aware that my age makes me vulnerable to seasonal respiratory illnesses. Should I succumb to flu or Covid, however, there are tried and trusted medications competent to see me through, barring other co-morbidities. Remembering those who died after being denied such safe treatments as ivermectin at the height of the recent avoidable emergency, I can only hope that my doctor will not be forbidden to prescribe them for me, should the need arise.
This brings me to the question of informed consent. In this respect I find your circular shocking. You urge us to book a jab online, to visit a walk-in ‘vaccination’ site or a handy pharmacy. There is no suggestion that a family doctor who knows our medical history should be consulted, or that we should be guided by our own situation, and the strengths and weaknesses of our own constitution, before subjecting ourselves to this one-size-fits-all treatment; no suggestion that ‘vaccination’ should be undertaken in full awareness not only of its risks and its benefits, but of alternative ways of strengthening our resistance to illness.
As the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow state, ‘Consent is more than obtaining a signature on a piece of paper. It is a process that is part of patient-centred care and begins with finding out what matters to the patient, identifying what options are reasonable – including the option of no treatment – and helping the patient decide which option suits them best.’
For the government to conduct publicly-funded campaigns to promote the indiscriminate medication of targeted groups of people, or of the population as a whole, flagrantly defies these principles.
Please adjust your circular to conform with the facts, and with the requirements of fully informed consent.
Yours sincerely, etc