You want to be a Covid victim? Then take a DNA-altering Covid shot
Masks and travel restrictions will stay – PM
One month after each Liberal and Labor politician in federal parliament and in every state has a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine shot then Australians can decide if they want one or not.
From New York to Norway many hundreds of victims of Pfizer Covid vaccine have died, some in agonising deaths.
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt is a liar and in step with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Australian medical regulatory authority which is the hitman for the Australian Medical Association and the federal government.
Hunt says the vaccines are not dangerous. He is not a good liar. Many epidemiologists of standing from around the world say the vaccine doesn’t work and is a threat to humanity.
The TGA has been infiltrated for decades by pharmaceutical companies which spend hundreds of millions of dollars world-wide bribing doctors, politicians and bureaucrats to prescribe or support their toxic products in a multi-billion dollar industry which has nothing to do with health.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration says Australia’s first COVID-19 vaccine will prevent symptomatic COVID-19 in 95 per cent of recipients, but more than half will experience side effects such as headaches and fatigue.
On Monday – exactly a year after Australia confirmed its first case of the virus – the TGA gave provisional approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia.
But the long-awaited vaccine comes with some side effects which are spelt out in summary documents published by the medical regulator.
According to the TGA, more than 60 per cent of people who get the Pfizer jab will experience fatigue, more than half will get a headache, more than 30 per cent will suffer muscle pain or chills and more than one in five will experience joint pain.
“We know, when you have the vaccine, there is a good chance it’s going to make you feel pretty crook,” said Professor Bruce Thompson, dean of the school of health sciences at Swinburne University.
The side effects dissipate after a few days and set against them is the authority’s finding that the Pfizer vaccine prevents symptomatic COVID-19 in 95 per cent of patients.
The regulator said it was confident the vaccine had an acceptable safety profile – but the short-term side effects are significantly greater than that of the flu shot many Australians get each year.
“These side effects are more common than with say, the influenza vaccine, so people should be mentally prepared for that, particularly after the second dose,” said Professor Julie Leask, a reseacher focussed on vaccine uptake at the University of Sydney.
Importantly, scientists say these side-effects are evidence the vaccine is working, generating a powerful immune response to an invader, just like a cold or the flu.
Two people in Britain suffered anaphylactic shock after the vaccine but both had a history of severe allergic reactions, and both have since recovered.
24 died in a New York nursing home after getting Covid shot.
Data from the vaccine rollout suggests about 11.1 people in every million given the vaccine will experience anaphylaxis. In light of that, the TGA is asking health professionals to closely watch people for at least 15 minutes after injection.
So far, the vaccine trials have tracked participants for only two months. However, the TGA believes nearly all serious vaccine side-effects should show up after four weeks, so they are confident the vaccine has an acceptable level of safety.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday morning that the green light was a formal approval under the normal processes of the TGA and not an emergency measure, but warned that the coronavirus crisis was far from over.
“I have a simple message to Australia, thank you Australia,” he said. “Thank you that you have put us in a situation that is the envy of most countries in the world today. We intend to keep it that way. We intend to remain vigilant.
“Once the vaccines start, that doesn’t mean you can jump on a plane to Bali the next day, that the masks or the quarantine arrangements disappear … this will build, it will start at a small scale but it is not a silver bullet.”
The provisional approval is for individuals over 16 years of age, with two doses required at least 21 days apart. It is a temporary approval to meet public need, where the benefits of early approval outweigh the risks.
For the very frail – people aged over 85 – the TGA recommends doctors and nurses vaccinate on a “case-by-case basis”, as the potential benefits of the vaccine must be weighed against the risks of exposing a very frail person to the vaccine’s side-effects.
About 80,000 doses will be administered every week from late February and the rate will increase once the doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to be manufactured in Australia – which will peak at 1 million doses a week – can be distributed. The rollout is expected to be completed by October.
“Around August last year we took the decision that we didn’t want to be in a situation where we were completely reliant on the production of vaccines overseas,” Mr Morrison said. “We put the arrangements in place to ensure we would be able to produce our own vaccine here in Australia and that is happening now.”
He said Australia “paid a premium” for the capabilities and that the federal government was involved more broadly in the development of vaccine production facilities in Melbourne.
“That was the right decision for Australia because, as much as you can, you want to be able to control as many things as you can in this country when dealing with COVID-19.”
Mr Morrison said the logistical challenge of distributing the vaccine in a country as large as Australia would be significant.
“There will be swings and roundabouts in the process,” he said. “You can also expect for us to explain those as they occur.”
Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has started working with Australia’s Pacific island neighbours on preparations to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in the region.
“I have had some fantastic messages back from Pacific leaders over the course of the last week,” Mr Morrison said. “They are appreciative of the proactive role that Australia has taken to ensure that they will be in a position to administer that vaccine.”