By Sue Grey LLB( Hons), BSc( Microbiology and Biochemistry), RSHDipPHI
From the start of the Covid-19, the government’s only solution has been isolating us, until it can save us with mass immunisation.
This simplistic approach overlooks basic – and well established – principles of immunology and is founded on a series of untested and unproven assumptions. These include assumptions that:
a) one or more vaccines can be developed that are safe and effective and
b) vaccination will prevent transmission of the infectious agent
The difficulty is that with or without vaccination, a person will be “safe” from Covid-19 only if their immune response protects them. It must work effectively against the infectious agent, without causing a hyper-immune response against other healthy body cells and proteins.
Those with a good natural immunity will almost always be safe from serious effects Covid-19 with or without a vaccine. Those with a challenged immune system will likely be at risk of harm from Covid-19 with or without a vaccine.
At best, an effective vaccine may speed up community immunity (“herd immunity”) – helping Covid pass through its natural epidemic cycle to become yet another endemic virus in our community.
If a vaccine prevents the spread of the infections agent- which is still unknown- the main benefit would be from vaccinating those with strong immune systems to help protect those for are more fragile. However all vaccines have risks, raising human rights questions as to when (and how) it is justified to harm some members of the community, in the hope of protecting others. At the very least there must be informed consent form any recipient about the benefits, risks and uncertainties from the vaccine in the short and longer term.
The rapidly developed and experimental mRNA covid-19 vaccines make this obligation difficult if not impossible. Nobody knows what the longer term effects will be of injecting alien mRNA (which codes for viral spike protein “S” proteins) into a healthy cell with the hope of stimulating that cell to use that information to manufacture alien “S” proteins within, in the hope that on future exposure to Covid-19 the person and their cells will recognise its S protein as being alien, and trigger an immune response to fend it off.
The risks – if something for wrong- are extraordinary. How does the cell know when to stop making S protein? Does the mRNA code for any similar healthy human proteins as well as the unwanted S protein? If so, will it trigger an immune response against those? How will this be mamaged?
We know that many deaths form Covid are not from the infectious agent, but from an over reaction – a hyperimmune reaction, known as a cytokine storm- which floods the body in the same way as a severe allergic reaction. We also know that past attempts to create a vaccine for coronavirus have been abandoned during the animal testing stage as vaccines that appeared to be effective triggered cytokine storm responses when the animals were exposed to the coronavirus. We do not know whether any or all of the currently approved experimental co-Vax will also trigger this type of response because this stage of testing was deleted from the safety testing for the Covid-19 vax.
We know that severe allergic and neurological responses and deaths have been reported in those who were early recipients of various Co-vax. The VAERS website reports a large number of adverse reactions, as does facebook Covid-19 vaccine reports. These are all short term responses. We do not know what longer term responses will be when vaccinated individuals are exposed to the Covid-19 infectious agent.
We also know that a Covid vax can potentially trigger a positive Covid-19 test result, making it difficult to ascertain whether adverse effects are caused by the vaccine, by co-incidental exposure to Covid-19 or by a combination of these causes.
Orthodox vaccination teaching is that a vaccination should not be given to someone who is sick or has a fever or whose immune response is already challenged, as its important to let the body defend itself against one threat at a time. This protocol seems ot be overlooked with the Co-vax.
Similarly vaccines are generally only encouraged for those who have not got natural immunity. Research indicates that a large proportion of the community already has natural immunity to Covid, or if exposed they will be asymptomatic or get only a very mild case. To date the proposed Co-vax rollout overlooks this, proposing that those who are already at very low risk should accept the unknown risks of a vaccine- without even any discussion or consideration.
An alternative approach
A safer more natural approach than the current heavy reliance on experimental vaccines is surely to focus on enhancing the immunity of all. We know that sunshine and Vitamin D have significant protective effects. So do zinc and vitamin C and other antioxidants. Colostrum – from mothers milk – also has a powerful protective effect. Food is thy medicine.
A healthy lifestyle with minimum environmental exposure to contaminants is also important. Agrichemicals and pharmaceutical drugs are known to have potentially serious effects on the natural functioning of our cells. Radio frequency radiation also interferes with the integrity of cell membranes, DNA replication and repair and protein and hormone function. IARC and other organisations prepare huge reports on the harm caused by different chemicals that find their way into our foodchain. Yet where is the focus on reducing or eliminating these?
Existing medications have also been overlooked- and in some cases actively discouraged- in the race to mass vaccinate. Ivermectin has a good safety profile, is approved for human use, is highly regarded by many doctors, has promising research results for protecting against Covid-19 yet is actively discouraged by the NZ Ministry of Health. When I asked a series of OIA questions about what information they have relied on to form these conclusions about Ivermectin they eventually replied they were unable to assist because they have no information.
This is simply not good enough- especially considering the leaps of faith relied on to justify use of the experimental vaccines.
Its time to re-think health and wellbeing and indeed life itself. We are always going to be exposed to risks, and one day each of us will die. However while we are alive, lets focus on living, on empowering our bodies with healthy food and environment so we all have the strongest possible immune system and the best possible lives.