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mRNA gene therapy vax kills 587 in US within one week – VAERS

Letter to the Editor

CDC Reports 1,637 Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccinations by Celia Farber, March 13, 2021

Vaccination, Risk & Failure Reports CDC Reports 1,637 Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccinations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The Epoch Times in an e-mail that as of Mar. 8, 2021 over 92 million doses of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 have been injected, with 1,637 deaths occurring following the injections. The CDC claims the vaccines are safe, but a comparison between the rates of deaths following the vaccines for COVID and those for influenza raises questions.

The Epoch Times hasn’t been able independently to confirm the CDC’s numbers. The publicly available Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) website shows 1,136 deaths through Feb. 26. Details of these deaths are in a spreadsheet linked at the bottom of this article: symptoms before death, age, gender, time between injection and death, and so forth. (In America) Between Dec. 14 and Feb. 26, 25,072 reports were made to the VAERS system of immunizations with either the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccines (the only two vaccines given during the time period assessed).

The 1,136 deaths represent 4.5 percent of the total number of adverse events reports. Of those who died, 94, or 8.3 percent, died on the same day they got the shot. An additional 150 (13.2 percent) died the day after. Another 105 died two days after, and 68 died three days after. A total of 587 (51.7 percent) died within a week, 215 died within 7 to 13 days, and 124 within 14 to 20 days. 85.8 percent of deaths occurred in people over 60. There were five deaths among those aged 20–29; 10 in those aged 30–39; 23 in those aged 40–49; and 69 aged 50–59.

If you download the numbers and add them to the English yellow card system, it will give a rough idea of how many deaths have occurred so far (that we know about) and a reflection of how bad these test vaccines are – insurance companies voiding 841,000 Australian insurance policies, so far, was a doosie and that was only for life policies, so why would they insure all of the other polices a holder might have too, for example:

Driving a car and have an unexpected reaction from the test virus, or drop dead, causing a multi car pileup, or a fire caused by someone who had the test vaccine that caused a fire, that took out that multi story building in England a last year (something to do with the cladding) or a guy smoking downstairs, who went to sleep and the resulting fire took out 31 apartments, in a block, near where I was living, but if “he was a test vaccine person, what then and I called the fire brigade when the person beneath me went out and left his tea cooking on the gas stove – it was all ready to explode into a fireball, by the time the fire brigade arrived and put it out, but, for the sake of argument, if he was a person who has had a test vaccine…. and so the list of insurances goes on – overseas injury, insurance defaulted because of a test vaccine which might have been the cause of the injury and so on.

Seems to me, not being able to get any insurance, because of a test experimental vaccine, does seem a bit risky these days and would an insurer insure a home you had a mortgage on, or even bought outright for cash, after you have had a test, experimental vaccine – I doubt it – after all, your earning capability might not last the length of the policy and what then?

Richard Noakes

Queensland

Insurance Council coy about mRNA Covid jabs

The Insurance Council of Australia has dodged questions about experimental Covid gene therapy vaccinations affecting life insurance and other health related policies.

Cairns News specifically asked the council twice if existing or new policies would be affected by the mRNA shot but the council did not answer instead directing us to a phone number.

United States news agencies have reported that the experimental gene therapy shot manufactured by the big four, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca has been voiding insurance policies due to the VAERS reported excessive death and injury rates.

If a patient is insured before getting a shot, then the policy becomes void afterwards. Those seeking new cover have to answer a question about their intentions of getting a jab and if so they are warned their policy would be cancelled because the mRNA gene therapy shots are experimental.

The ICA website is non-specific about plandemics and has covered itself with this waffle:

Insurance is intended to cover the unexpected. Insurers may introduce embargoes on the sale of new policies when events such as pandemics and natural disasters are considered likely to impact, or are impacting, a community or geographic area. 

If a risk situation is known or imminent, then the probability of that risk occurring and therefore a claim being lodged is very high.

Not all insurers use embargoes. Australia has a highly competitive insurance market, and at any one time some insurers may not have implemented an embargo.

Embargoes are usually in place for a short time until the event passes or the insurer is able to reassess the risks.

For information on embargoeshttp://understandinsurance.com.au/when-should-you-purchase-insurance

Best of luck if you want life insurance these days.

Bill Gates and WHO go into partnership with Queensland Labor Party to supply needle-less vaccines for Covid rounds two,three, four………

from Brisbane Times

https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/90979

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/labor-to-build-new-brisbane-facility-to-help-develop-needleless-vaccine-patch-20201004-p561vm.html

Labor is building a new multimillion-dollar facility in Brisbane at Hamilton Northshore to manufacture medical technologies – including a needleless vaccine patch that could be used to combat COVID-19 – to sell to global markets.

Vaxxas development officer Angus Forster demonstrates the needle-less vaccine patch backed by a partnership between Queensland Labor, Bill and Melinda Gates and WHO

The new “medi-tech centre” will create 139 construction and research jobs over 10 years, Treasurer Cameron Dick said.

But the exact amount a Labor government would contribute under its Advancing Queensland policy would not be revealed because it was commercial in-confidence, then State Development Minister Kate Jones told reporters.

However, one company to benefit would be Vaxxas, whose Queensland-developed patch is pressed against the skin for 10 seconds to deliver vaccines.

“This will be a game-changer for vaccines globally,” Ms Jones said. “And it is being developed right here in Queensland.”

Ms Jones said until the state government decided to invest, Vaxxas was considering shifting overseas.

“Through this multimillion-dollar deal, we can keep this manufacturing facility here, and keep the jobs here,” she added.

The facility will be located in a building owned by Economic Development Queensland, with Vaxxas to begin manufacturing its vaccine-delivery product by early 2022.

Ms Jones said the company could develop 300 million doses annually of any vaccine for its patches.

“Particularly when you look at the world pandemic you have right now,” she said, “imagine if you could get that vaccine distributed around the world – in that little case, needle-free – compared to the technology we have today.”

The scheme, designed and trialled in Brisbane since 2011, is now backed by both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation.

But a spokesman for the intellectually disabled then Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said Labor should be upfront about how much it was investing in the facility.

“We think it’s an interesting idea to help local companies, but it is still several years off coming to fruition,” he said.

Is it any wonder this lot of intellectual pygmies couldn’t win the last election?

About the size of a 50-cent piece, the Vaxxas Nanopatch has 1800 micro-injectors that deliver a vaccine in 10 seconds.

The company’s chief development officer, Angus Forster, said the scheme could potentially be used at home if further clinical tests showed this was safe.

“So the user who is giving the vaccination would remove the foil seal from the device, apply it to the skin, activate the device, count to 10, then remove the entire product,” he said.

Mr Forster said the new medi-tech centre could provide jobs for scientists and engineers to refine the Nanopatch.

“We have a technology that can really change vaccination,” he said. “It can remove the need to refrigerate vaccines, and remove the need for a skilled vaccinator to deliver the vaccine.

“It is ideally suited to pandemic threats in the future.”

Mr Forster said about $30 billion worth of vaccines were sold globally every year, adding that in this era of COVID-19, researchers were aware of the need to develop vaccines as quickly as possible.

“What we have is a vaccination-delivery platform,” he said.

“When you have a vaccine that is ready to be distributed, the ideal way is to have a very simple, easy-to-use device that can be stored outside the ‘cold chain’, which can make that vaccine accessible to a lot of people very, very quickly.”

Mr Forster said many companies were now exploring needleless ways to administer vaccines.

“The US government, for example, is very focused on how it can vaccinate its entire population as quickly as possible.

“This facility allows us to move towards a manufacturing process that can produce the types of volumes you need for vaccine rollout.”

The Queensland Health Department denied it was creating a huge DNA data bank from Covid sampling, but from all indicators there is one dirty big deal going down here that involves the Labor Party, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, her father Henry, Bill Gates and the communist WHO.

GTA Chairman Henry Palaszczuk told a conference of gene technology leaders in 2019, leveraging the unique blockchain incentive mechanism, GTA encourages more individuals to participate in gene sequencing and storage.

Henry Palaszczuk , a former Queensland Labor Party Primary Industries Minister, is now Chairman of Singapore-registered and China-tied Gene Technology Alliance Foundation GTA基金会

Cairns News published a story about the Premier’s father and his involvement in gene technology on March 9:

GTA Blockchain reports:  On September 22, 2019 the GTA Gene Data Storage and Application Summit was grandly opened in Chaohu city of Anhui province. The event brought together celebrities, Nobel scientists, experts and scholars in the field of gene technology and data storage, sparking heated discussions on application of genetic big data and AI, gene data encryption and storage, human health and other relevant issues.

 The participators got together to envision the prospects of genetic technology and unveil the mysteries of life. Mr. Henry Palaszczuk (Henry Baileqi), chairman of the GTA Foundation, made a speech on “Genetic Data Storage Leads the Change of Era”, in which he mentioned by leveraging the unique blockchain incentive mechanism, GTA encourages more individuals to participate in gene sequencing and storage.

The Pfizer and AstraZeneca so-called mRNA vaccines have been labeled as gene therapy by prominent epidemiologists as they do not fall into the US Centre for Disease Control’s definition of a vaccine.

The Labor Party Government refused to answer a query from Cairns News if the Premier’s father indeed was collecting DNA samples for his group from the State’s Covid testing laboratories.

Bill Gates has strategically positioned himself within Australia to provide vaccine patches for the predicted annual booster jab that the southern hemisphere and the remainder of the world will need for many years to come.

Here is the real story that will never be told by main stream media about this sinister vax delivery system happening in Brisbane under the noses of the one million inhabitants of the south east corner of the Sunshine State, the majority of whom voted for this despicable mob of full term abortionists.

Luciferase, or the Human Implantable Qantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System could be defined as the ‘Mark of the Beast’ heralding the End Times. Gates is a eugenicist desperately trying to reduce the world’s population to 500 million and now it seems so are his new partners in crime who will profit handsomely from this Luciferian venture. Where are the idiots who voted for this communist Labor Party?

Luciferase Quantum Dot COVID-19 Vaccinations – The Bill …

https://thelightinthedarkplace.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/luciferase-quantum-dot-covid-19-vaccinations-the-bill-and-melinda-gates-satanic-agenda-video/
Luciferase” The Quantum Dot Tattoo. Bill Gates and MIT are currently developing the “Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System.” It’s a tattoo for the hand, which will include our identification Mark and vaccination records. It needs an enzyme called Luciferase in order to make it work.

NSW Health Minister must be suffering side effects of AstraZeneca

“Today in a news clip I heard the NSW Health Minister discuss the possible side effects of AstraZeneca.

He said “if I were to have the AstraZeneca vaccine I would be happy to have it”.

I looked back at old news and I found a picture of him at the beginning of March with the heading “NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard having his first shot of AstraZeneca”. Really? Well he just slipped up! “

from J Wright

NSW

Easy and safe method of preventing Coronavirus infections without a dangerous jab

Letter to the Editor

Treatment for all to prevent Coronavirus infection including the common cold or influenza

Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol

Website: Vladimirzelenkomd.com

Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease.  Greek in origin, from the word “phylax”, meaning “to guard” and “watching.”  

Low Risk Patients

Young healthy people do not need prophylaxis against Covid 19.  In young and healthy people, this infection causes mild cold-like symptoms.  It is advantageous for these patients to be exposed to Covid-19, build up their antibodies and have their immune system clear the virus.  This will facilitate the development of herd immunity and help prevent future Covid-19 pandemics.  However, if these patients desire prophylaxis against Covid-19, then they should take the protocol noted below.

Moderate Risk Patients

Patients from this category are healthy but have high potential viral-load exposure.  This group includes medical personnel, caregivers of high-risk patients, people who use public transportation, first responders and other essential personnel who are crucial to the continued functioning of society.  These patients should be encouraged to take prophylaxis against Covid-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.

High Risk Patients

Patients are considered high risk if they are over the age of 45, or if they are younger than 45 but they have comorbidities, that is, they have other health conditions that put them at risk.  These patients have between a 5 to 10% mortality rate if they are infected with Covid-19.  These patients should be strongly encouraged to take prophylaxis against Covid-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.

Protocol for Low Risk Patients:  

Do nothing 

Completely optional

Elemental Zinc 25mg 1 time a day

Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day

Vitamin C 250-500mg 1 time a day 

Quercetin 250mg 1 time a day or

Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 200mg 1 time a day

Protocol for Moderate / High Risk Patients:

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg once a day for 5 days, then HCQ 200-400mg one time a week

Vitamin D3 5000 IU/day or 50000iu once a week

Vitamin C 1000mg once a day 

Zinc 25-50mg/day 

Or 

Ivermectin 0.2 mg/kg — one dose on day 1 and day 3, then take one dose weekly 

Vitamin D3 5000 IU/day or 50000iu once a week

Vitamin C 1000mg once a day 

Quercetin 500mg/day 

Zinc 25-50mg/day

From David Blake

Queensland

MP Craig Kelly calls on Health Minister to suspend AstraZeneca for under 65 year olds

Independent Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly has today again called on Government health officials to follow the lead of Europe and immediately suspend AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine for use in Australia, for all under 65-year-olds – at the very minimum.

Former Liberal MHR Craig Kelly warns Health Minister to restrict AstraZeneca Covid vax to over 65’s at the very minimum due to adverse blood clotting reactions

“Overnight Spain and Italy (for under 60’s) and Belgium (for under 56’s) have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine following the latest data released by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the risk of potential serious harms from the vaccine for different age groups,” former Liberal MP Craig Kelly said.

“Spain, Italy and Belgium have now joined Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Iceland that already have their own various suspensions in place.

“Further, even on AstraZeneca’s home turf of the UK, health regulators moved swiftly yesterday to suspend AstraZeneca’s Covid Vaccine for under 30-year-olds, it is inconceivable that the Australian Government health officials would ignore the advice from Europe, and sit on their hands as more Australians are jabbed. 

“Just because the Australian government may have put most of their eggs in the AstraZeneca basket, this is no reason to continue jabbing Australians with this vaccine when so many health regulators in Europe have suspended on safety concerns.

“The data released overnight by the EMA on the Potential serious harms v. Potential benefits for various age groups, together with Australia’s low rate of Covid infections, clearly demonstrates that for Australia the potential risk of serious harm far OUTWEIGHS the potential benefits.

“Australian health officials must follow the evidence and act now !”

Salty remedy for head colds

Has Bill Gates and his family had their Covid Vaccine shots and if so, then your suggestive blurb is totally unfounded, because Bill and his family are under the same gun that anyone who has a vaccine is – possibly, if Covid does not get you, then the after effects of the vaccine might.


Scientists have theorized that mRNA particles from the vaccine could pass through the brain blood barrier and if so, then they would infect bone marrow and the brain bulb and stem, causing blood diseases and blood clots, potentially resulting in death – which accounts for many of the unexplained deaths occurring presently.
The problem with virologists is that they are not interested in Coronavirus in the head, they expect “you” to self isolate for 10 to 14 days, to allow the virus to become Covid in your body, before they allow treatment.


Simple fix: Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of salt in a mug of warm water, cup a hand, pour the mix in and sniff or snort the lot up your nose, spitting out anything which comes down into your mouth.
No reaction in your head, you don’t have a virus – if you feel it is sore up there, then you do – so do my treatment 3 times daily, morning, noon and night until the soreness goes away for good. Each time you do my treatment, leave the salt water in your head until the soreness abates (2-3 minutes), then blow out your nose, flush away, washing your hands afterwards.


A bad dose can take 3-4 days to clean up and go away, however the feeling that you don’t feel OK and one sniff or snort is usually enough to get the job done, so don’t wait, get it over and done with as soon as you can.
I have been doing this treatment for the last 26 years and I am never ill.
I never have yearly flu shots and I rely totally on my salt water cure to keep me safe.


I read a scientific research paper on salt water to kill viruses off, from a posh American University which in turn referred to the Swedish or Danish Army using a barrel of salt water with a hose in the bottom, for soldiers to flush their heads out when they thought they were getting a cold and their troops were never ill and neither am I.
You can buy a mild salt water spray from the chemist, but it is no good for viruses which need a really good salt water flush to kill them off

Why wait to get Covid for 10 to 14 days – like Duh!!
Try my salt water cure. What have you got to lose and see for yourself how efficient it is and pass the word around to everyone you know, who will listen.

from Richard

Queensland

Too many women in Qld Cabinet and parliament

Republished from May 2020

Loose cannon Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad forcibly exits Cabinet amid sighs of relief from all and sundry. One down 11 to go

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to ease restrictions for entry to Cape York Peninsula instead deferring any loosening of the state’s tightest quarantine measures to a biosecurity review on June 15.

As reported by Cairnsnews, Peninsula residents are becoming quite restless at the prospect of a minimum 12 months isolation for the indigenous population of 5000.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Too many women in power making illogical decisions skewed by PMS.

Although there are no recorded active cases of so-called Coronavirus in the Far North permanent military and police checkpoints are preventing entry to Cape York.

The accuracy of the virus testing regime has been ridiculed by senior virologists and doctors.  The Premier, not noted as the sharpest tack in the box, said she is worried about a second wave of the ‘virus’ which has sent shudders throughout the public, business and industry.

Cairnsnews has been advised by a psychologist, who asked to remain anonymous, that the female dominated government by its very makeup has been unable to make sensible and logical decisions ever since it was formed.

There are too many women in Cabinet because of a discriminatory Labor Party rule which ensures a majority female quota is achieved when candidates are endorsed by the party.

Loose Labor cannon Deputy Premier Jackie Trad stood down over alleged nepotism in an Education Department appointment.

Female Ministers outnumber men 12 to 10 which on the evidence does not make for logical decisions. One example is the highly controversial abortion legislation amendments passed in parliament last year allowing late term babies to be killed.

Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander on Friday said decisions by “power hungry” Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young were inconsistent, including one that “defies common sense”.

The LNP has criticised health advice given by Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young making illogical decisions about Coronavirus prevention. At odds with other States, she was targeted by football fans for preventing players who refused the toxic flu vaccination from playing in Queensland

Discussing the emotional distress women often experience, the psychologist referred to the following article from the US publication Everyday Health:

“When a task as simple as a trip to the supermarket becomes an emotional ordeal, Morgan Sheets knows that her period is just around the corner.

The 29-year-old from Indianapolis says that during some months, she notices her emotions becoming more unstable in the five days or so before she is due to start menstruating.

“I begin feeling like everything in my life is wrong and that I’m leading the wrong life,” says Sheets, a marketing director.

“Little things like making decisions about groceries to buy or getting dressed in the morning become monumental, and I agonize over them.” Sheets says she also becomes much more sensitive and cries more easily.

Sheets is just one of the many women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, a collection of unpleasant symptoms, such as anxiety and bloating, that typically occur one to two weeks before menstruation and might influence behavior through in the menstrual cycle.

An estimated 85 percent of women experience at least one symptom of PMS per month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates.

While PMS and its related hormonal changes are often talked about and are even the subject of endless jokes on TV sitcoms, the truth is that the hormones in a woman’s body can influence her moods and actions throughout the month.

“We know hormone levels fluctuate throughout the month,” says Diana Schwarzbein, MD, an endocrinologist and author of Menopause Power. “There are going to be corresponding fluctuations in other hormones that are definitely going to affect emotions, processes of thought, and physical well-being.”

Here’s what your reproductive system is doing during throughout your menstrual cycle and how hormonal changes may make you feel and act.”

Many decisions made by women in power medically cannot be logical.  Older women going through menopause according to the psychologist, often suffer psychological problems and the nonsensical advice about epidemiology emanating from Dr Jeanette Young flies in the face of research from eminent virologists.

If she lived in India she would be sacred.

Nearly 4000 dead from mRNA vax according to European database

3,964 DEAD 162,610 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines”

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/3964-dead-162610-injuries-european-database-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-covid-19-vaccines/print/

Doctors Around the World Issue Dire WARNING: DO NOT GET THE COVID VACCINE!! [1

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British casualties of the experimental mRNA jab

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-35-people-deaf-and-25-blind-after-taking-mrna-vaccine-shots

from Kev Crisscross

Brisbane

Covid vax injuries and death toll still climbing in UK

534 Dead 330,063 Reported Injured following COVID19 Experimental Vaccine Injections in the U.K.

https://healthimpactnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/UK-COVID-Vaccine-Adverse-Reactions-Report-3.18.21jpg.jpg

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/534-dead-330063-reported-injured-following-covid19-experimental-vaccine-injections-in-the-u-k/

from Kev Crisscross

Brisbane

Alan Jones and top Victorian Government economist confirm there is no pandemic

ALP cancels regional sporting events but allows 50,000 to attend football matches in Brisbane

by Jim O’Toole

The Labor Party’s decades-long, regional culture busting offensive stepped up a notch last week when the state government closed down sporting events and large rodeos in rural areas allegedly due to Covid restrictions.

It is quite acceptable for 50,000 people in Labor’s spoilt homeland to attend a Brisbane football match but any event attracting more than 1500 spectators in regional Queensland will be shut down by an urbane Premier and her boss, Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young.

The outstanding Laura Rodeo and Races will be another victim of the culture busting Labor Party closing down regional events

Ridiculous conditions such as having a toilet for every 20 spectators and having them cleaned every half hour or to ban camping for out-of-town competitors is not economically feasible for volunteer sporting bodies.

Australia’s second largest annual rodeo held at Mareeba has been cancelled for the second year in a row followed by the hallmark Cape York rodeo and races held at Laura every June, then Weipa, Bamaga and the outstanding Mt Carbine event held every August.

The enormous financial benefits local communities will lose from these events will have a long-lasting impact. Never mind top level rodeo competitors and camp drafters with valuable horses or stock contractors with special rodeo cattle who will have to turn out their animals.

By the time rodeos kick off again much of this expertise and special animals will be gone and perhaps not ever regained.

While the ALP has always held Far North Queensland in contempt, their culture busting warfare started by the Goss government against northerners and the sparse rural Queensland population has taken another devastating turn.

These community events are run by volunteers and committees are finding it harder to attract workers, some of whom dedicate weeks of their time and expertise to create spectacular events. The cancellation of these community gatherings has broken the morale of rural districts particularly in some Aboriginal communities.

Rural people are even more disillusioned by the inaction and agreement of the Liberal National Party to the ALP’s ideological sanctions on community events naturally applauded by their socialist partners in crime such as Animals Australia, the World Wildlife Fund, Greens and their agnostic ilk.

After two years of inaction it is doubtful some committees will restart should the United Nations planned, influenza epidemic restrictions ever be lifted.

WHO, in conjunction with vaccine manufacturing companies and compliant governments world-wide, plans to continue annual Covid vaccinations provided sufficient numbers of the population survive after the first experimental jab.

If regional communities want to remain afloat perhaps it is time for civil disobedience such as we have seen in Victoria against unconscionable and unnecessary Covid lockdowns of healthy people.

Run the events and let the Covid cops act if they will. We outnumber the ALP Marxists 1000 to one.

As we have reported the Communist Premier Dangerous Dan got what was coming and ended up in hospital badly injured after a well-deserved bashing.