AT FIRST I thought it might be a watershed moment. Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist treating Covid patients since the start of the pandemic, coolly challenged Sajid Javid last week over compulsory Covid jabs for NHS staff.
‘I’m not happy about that’, James said in a widely viewed video of the encounter reported by TCW yesterday. ‘I had Covid at some point, I’ve got antibodies . . . the vaccines are reducing transmission only for about eight weeks for Delta, with Omicron it’s probably less. And for that, I would be dismissed if I don’t have a vaccine? The science isn’t strong enough . . . If you want to provide protection with a booster, you’d have to inject everybody every month. It’s not going to achieve a practical benefit.’
The Health Secretary, clearly discomfited, said he respected Dr James’s views but insisted the government takes the ‘very best advice’ from vaccine experts.
Sky News showed the video, but just in case we might get rebellious ideas, they offered a link to an earlier interview – first shown on December 22 – headlined ‘Doctor dismantles typical vaccine hesitancy arguments’.
And King’s College Hospital in south London, where the encounter took place, issued a pusillanimous statement distancing themselves from the consultant’s remarks.
Thus, the drive to inflict on everyone this experimental gene product, which persuades our bodies to produce millions of copies of a toxic blood-clotting protein, and which has broken all records for adverse event reports including thousands of deaths and injuries, continues.
It is deeply depressing.
All the more so given that the latest UK data show the jab’s effectiveness to be plummeting across all age groups, and even to have become negative in most recipients in the month to January 2 this year. The only group in which it remained positive were those aged 18 and under, and even in them there was a sharp drop.
‘Negative effectiveness’, as the analyst Dr Will Jones explains, means the vaccinated are becoming infected at higher rates than the unvaccinated. A vaccine effectiveness of minus 100 per cent means the vaccinated are twice as likely to be infected as the unjabbed.
‘Booster’ doses brought temporary improvement in infection rates but those are now almost completely cancelled out by the arrival and rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
The same phenomenon is being seen across several highly vaccinated countries, as this report by science writer Alex Berenson shows.
So, contrary to what ministers such as Javid are being told by their advisers, some of whom are compromised by their Big Pharma links, this is rapidly becoming an epidemic of the vaccinated.
Independent scientists have long predicted such an outcome, pointing out that as the vaccine is very specific in the antibodies it stimulates, it prepares the immune system to respond to just one feature of the genetically-engineered Covid virus.
Mass vaccination, as opposed to targeted protection of vulnerable people, drives the virus into producing variants which readily by-pass the immunity produced. This is why the vaccinated are so vulnerable to Omicron, a variant with very high transmissibility.
However, people exposed to the naturally circulating virus – especially chronically exposed NHS staff such as Steve James – are more likely to mount a full and lasting defence against all its key components, and therefore to be more resistant to variants such as Omicron. Javid seemed from his comments to be unaware of this fact.
Also, as described here when Omicron appeared, scientists were able to show from the start that it had mutated in ways that gave it less chance of causing serious illness in humans. That was why Dr Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who identified it, agreed that far from being a cause for renewed panic, exposure to the variant with its much milder symptoms could help build natural immunity across the population. Asked by Nigel Farage on GB News if the British were over-reacting, she said: ‘It doesn’t matter how many times we are saying it’s a mild disease, some people or some scientists don’t really want to believe us.’
We can thank our lucky stars that the Prime Minister overruled his advisers on that one, saving Christmas.
Summarising, Alex Berenson says: ‘All we really know is that the vaccines don’t prevent infection for very long and for many healthy people have side effects that are significantly worse than coronavirus infection. Both those facts were true before Omicron. Both are doubly true now.’
I keep being reminded of a poem learned in my schooldays, which went:
‘Twould ring the bells of Heaven
The wildest peal for years,
If Parson lost his senses
And people came to theirs
For ‘Parson’, substitute ‘Sage and the mass media who so blindly and uncritically pass on their doctrines’, and you’ll get my meaning.