WHEN Big Pharma teams up with government to deliver medical treatment there’s always the danger their power will override the principles put there to protect the patient. Rarely have I pulled out my life science training and public health career to make a point, but these are unprecedented times when my background urges me to echo the voices of eminent scientists round the world who feel frustrated at being silenced.
The risk profile of developing serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 is age dependent, so it is imperative to make a risk-benefit analysis for each age group before medical intervention. Young healthy people are at very low risk of developing the disease Covid19. They have a mild infection from SARS-CoV-2 which clears up after a few days, and incidentally leaves them with good immunity.
In England’s population of 54million around half are aged under 40. Of these 27million, 14 per cent will have underlying health conditions. Of the other 23,220,000 healthy under-40s in England, 90 have been recorded as dying in the 28 days subsequent to a positive PCR test. The risk of Covid-19 for this group is tiny, and in the under-19s the risk of death is as statistically close to zero as possible.
No medical intervention is without risk. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) runs the Yellow Card scheme in the UK to collect and monitor information on safety concerns such as adverse incidents. The scheme relies on voluntary reporting and admits that only 1 – 10 per cent of all adverse reactions are reported in the immediate aftermath of receiving a medicine. Adverse reactions for the experimental Covid-19 vaccinations have been reported at an greater rate than for any previous medicine, with more than 900,000 adverse reactions and nearly 1,300 deaths to date. (The swine flu vaccination was pulled after around 40 deaths in the UK.) The pattern is similar in other countries such as the US. A regularly updated summary can be followed here. More analysis is needed to determine which reactions are causal and which coincidental.
A recent Japanese study shows the spike proteins generated by the body after the injection can travel from the arm muscle and accumulate at certain sites in the body such as the heart and, in particular, the ovaries during the 48 hours after injection.https://www.pmda.go.jp/drugs/2021/P20210212001/672212000_30300AMX00231_I100_1.pdf#page=16 This was not an anticipated occurrence but one that may explain some findings in Israel.
On May 31, 21 doctors on Israel’s Public Emergency Council for the Covid-19 Crisis wrote an open letter warning that they were seeing 20 times the usual rate of myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation) in the younger age group in the few days after vaccination. https://www.pecc.org.il/docs/call%20to%20suspend%20vaccination%20eng.pdf?fbclid=IwAR12cJgH2r5B88eraysJNUBfCl2Ps4-VpTU_Stcm6lditz0Iu5qgZHLRU_E This, along with the fact that the adverse reactions occurred after the second injection in 90 per cent of cases, suggested the reaction was causal rather than coincidental. For young healthy people, myocarditis is a bigger threat to their health than infection from SARS-CoV-2. No one can yet say how this will impact in the medium to long term. The doctors’ open letter calls for the cessation of vaccination in the under-30 age group to allow for global data analysis to assess safety. Viral immunologist Dr Byram Bridle raises the alarm with similar points. https://omny.fm/shows/on-point-with-alex-pierson/new-peer-reviewed-study-on-covid-19-vaccines-sugge
Where is the open public debate about the safety of these vaccines for children? The MSM is failing us and the BBC, in particular, is not serving public interest. It’s the first time I have seen scientists cry when presenting evidence.
It is hard to see how the benefits of these vaccines could outweigh the possible risks to fit youngsters, particularly as the medium to long term risks are unknown. In addition, as the vaccines are not sterilising it is unclear whether they contribute to herd immunity, whereas immunity following the infection does. Young people have low viral loads with this infection and there is conclusive evidence that asymptomatic spread is not a driver of SARS-CoV-2. https://www.hartgroup.org/asymptomatic-spread/
So exactly why are we playing the lottery with our young people’s health? They are our future and deserve our protection.