Poor Astra-Zeneca. The covid-19 vaccine that they had hoped would generate an endless tide of goodwill is instead turning in to one long public relations disaster. First it was the case of transverse myelitis that caused them to have to halt their vaccine trial temporarily. Then it turned out that they had given the wrong dose of vaccine to a bunch of participants in the trial. Then, when the preliminary trial data was published, the vaccine only appeared to be 70% effective at preventing covid-19, while vaccines by competitors Pfizer and Moderna were more than 90% effective. And now, perhaps worst of all, it appears that their vaccine has killed several previously healthy young healthcare workers. Poor poor Astra-Zeneca.
I am, of course, being facetious.
Let’s get in to the weeds of what’s actually happened with the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. But first, we need to discuss two rare diseases.
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot has formed in one of the veins that drain blood from the brain. Since the blood is not able to move forward through the vein, it gets stuck. This often results in a stroke (the death of part of the brain due to a lack of oxygen). Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is very rare, occuring in roughly one in 300,000 people per year.
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia is an auto-immune disorder that sometimes occurs in people who are being treated with an anti-coagulant drug called heparin. Thrombocytopenia literally means “lack of platelets” (platelets are cells in the blood that form blood clots, in order to prevent bleeding, when a blood vessel is damaged). What happens is that the body starts to produce antibodies against platelets, which causes the platelets to bind to each other, forming blood clots. Since most of the platelets end up bound to each other, you no longer see very many free floating platelets in the blood stream, which is the cause of the thrombocytopenia.
And having lots of blood clots in the circulation is a very bad thing. If they get stuck and block off the flow of blood somewhere, then some part of the body starts to die. If they block off flow to part of the brain, the person has a stroke. If they block off flow to the heart, the person has a heart attack.
Thankfully, heparin induced thrombocytopenia is rare, which is why the drug is still used in clinical practice. And the condition doesn’t occur spontaneously in people who haven’t recently received heparin. You need to receive heparin in order to develop it.
Although people with heparin induced thrombocytopenia often develop clots in their blood stream, it is unusual for those clots to form in the cerebral venous sinus. So it is extremely uncommon for a patient to develop heparin induced thrombocytopenia in combination with a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. In fact, it’s so uncommon that only a handful of cases have been reported in the entire medical literature. Up to now, that is.
And like I said, heparin induced thrombocytopenia only develops in people who have received heparin. In people who haven’t received the drug, the odds of developing the condition are precisely zero.
Two case series were published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. A case series is basically just a collection of case reports, that have been gathered together in to one article because they are similar in some important way. The first case series comes from Norway. It concerns five patients who became acutely ill between seven and ten days after receiving the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. The patients were health care workers aged from 32 to 54 years old. All were fundamentally healthy before receiving the vaccine. One had mild asthma, and another had high blood pressure.
All five developed thrombocytopenia. Four out of the five developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (the fifth had clotting in veins at the base of the skull and in the abdomen instead). Three out of the five died. By the time these cases reached the Norwegian authorities and the dots were put together that this might have something to do with the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, 132,000 people in Norway had received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
So four people out of 132,000 who received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine developed the normally exceedingly rare combination of thrombocytopenia with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. All had received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine seven to ten days earlier.
Yes, I agree, that is quite suspicious.
The second case series comes from Germany. It concerns eleven patients, aged from 22 to 49 years, who became ill between five and 16 days after receiving the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Like in the Norwegian case series, all of the patients had thrombocytopenia, and at least nine of the eleven had cerebral venous thrombosis. Six of the patients died.
Blood from both the Norwegian patients and the German patients was subsequently tested for the type of antibodies that are typically seen in heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Every single test came back positive. Note that none of these people had been treated with heparin before the onset of symptoms, and several didn’t receive any heparin at any time point during their hospital stay.
Case series are considered to be one of the lowest tiers in the hierarchy of scientific evidence. Normally I wouldn’t bother to write an article about a case series. But here we have a constellation of signs and symptoms that is so uncommon that it’s previously only been described a handful of times in the medical literature, occurring again and again after a very specific exposure. Therefore, even with just two case series to back the claim up, we can be pretty certain that the Astra-Zeneca vaccine is the cause.
So, to conclude: yes, several young, otherwise healthy people have been killed by the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
The incidence of this condition appears to be quite low. As mentioned, 132,000 people had received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Norway when this was discovered. And at least five of those people developed this new disease state, which the authors of the case series are calling VITT (vaccine induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia). If we assume (generously) that every case of vaccine side effects gets reported, that would mean an incidence of around one in 26,000.
However, the system for reporting of vaccine side effects is entirely dependent on three separate steps, and the system can easily fall down at any of the three steps. First, the treating clinician has to know that the patient has recently received a certain vaccine. Second, the clinician has to consider that the patient’s condition might have been caused by exposure to that vaccine. Third, the clinician has to take the time to contact the relevant authorities.
It is well known that most side effects never get reported. So what we are witnessing here could easily just be the tip of the iceberg. As societies, we’ve rushed headlong in to mass vaccination campaigns based on scant evidence. Most people seem unaware that the covid-19 vaccines have been approved based on only two months of preliminary trial data, and that the vaccine trials are still ongoing, and won’t be completed until 2022 at the earliest.
These case series show that a number of previously healthy young people have so far been killed by the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Considering their age and underlying health status, the risk to them from covid-19 itself was infinitesimal. For healthy young people it is not at all clear that the potential benefits from the covid-19 vaccines outweigh the potential harms.
That doesn’t just go for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. It goes for all the vaccines. It is quite possible that new revelations will arrive over the coming months concerning the other vaccines too. Now would be a good time for governments to change vaccination strategies, halt all plans to vaccinate healthy young people, and instead only vaccinate those who are at substantial risk of serious outcomes from covid-19.
It is unethical to vaccinate healthy young people until it is clear that the benefits to them outweigh the harms. At the present point in time, that is not at all clear.
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Totally unethical that medical students are now being bullied into taking experimental vacciness without any longitudinal safety data: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/breda-o-brien-healthcare-students-bullied-into-taking-astrazeneca-vaccine-1.4539658
The entire global population is being herded into vaccination. Possibly a good thing, but no one knows. Great for pharma profits, though – so that’s at least something, right?
Look at their stock market prices. Pfizer and AZ are today more or less the same as they were in Jan 2020. And, for the umpteenth time, AZ are doing vaccines at ZERO PROFIT
Coercion is beginning to happen all over health care over vaxxes by employers. Not yet at my family’s employers. It begins with added inconvenient overhead for those not having vaxxes. Mandated equipment like masks. All over something quite treatable.
If you have had covid, you have as good, or better immunity than any jab could confer, especially as they don’t work as claimed. So employers who coerce are complicit in the CEP. I wonder if they know that.
theasdgamer writes ( https://sebastianrushworth.com/2021/04/17/is-the-astra-zeneca-vaccine-killing-people/#comment-4079 ) :
// Coercion is beginning to happen all over health care over vaxxes by employers. … Mandated equipment like masks. All over something quite treatable. //
Yep. A year of world-wide panic over a disease with a tiny kill rate. The madness of crowds in the age of mass media.
Fortunately there are some fruitloops about https://youtu.be/MiV5gNZB9aU. “Can we jab other groups?” Perhaps they will re-purpose the jabs for, say, the common cold, or gout, or climate change.
Indeed the set of confluences point to something more than mere coincidences. The challenges with these experimental vaccines are numerous. First, this virus was derived from a Coronovirus which was likely highly substituted with non-native characteristics in a lab. Coronovirae derive their name from their appearance under an electron microscope resembling the corona of the sun. They were discovered in the 1960’s though they’ve likely infected humans for many tens if not hundreds of thousands of years. Generally, they are associated with mild upper respiratory symptoms or what most people describe as cold symptoms. The Covid 19 virus is distinctive in ways we are only now beginning to understand. First, it has Furin cleavage site which facilitates entry into human cells. This is indeed unusual, has never been described in a Coronavirus, and is usually associated with unrelated, highly pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Marburg, etc. The likelihood that this was a spontaneous mutation is exceedingly small. There are a variety of characteristics which have not been elucidated which make this virus particularly deadly compared to other Coronavirae. It seems to elicit a dramatic host response in susceptible individuals characterized by an exaggerated immune response and cytokine storm. Again, this is not something which is encountered in the Coronavirus family and is unlikely to have occurred as the result of spontaneous mutations. The mechanisms behind the exaggerated response are not understood.
It is likely that in some susceptible individuals, Coronavirae can initiate some measures of autoimmune response. Though this is more frequent in other respiratory viruses such as Coxsackie which has been associated with myocarditis, the bottom line is we don’t understand the precise interplay between RNA viruses and the innate immune system. In fact, human evolution and our very DNA is replete with virus genes which have been incorporated into our genome. Nonetheless, it is not surprising that a highly substituted Coronavirus which was likely created in a lab in an effort to understand infectivity and other characteristics would cause autoimmune phenomena. More importantly, it is even less surprising that experimental vaccines designed to heighten an immune response against an immunogenic pathogen would in itself cause autoimmune phenomena such as those seen with the Astrozenica and J&J vaccines which use a disabled adenovirus with the Covid-19 virus spike proteins attached to prompt an immune system response. All in all, we’re playing with extraordinary complex systems evolved over millions of years and tweaking things in ways we can’t possibly understand at this time. In essence, we are like little kids with sticks poking hornets nests and seemingly surprised that we’re being stung.
Well and truly said. I’m an “old school” physician who was practicing pediatrics during the 1975 Swine Flu epidemic. During my training I had been advised by a mentor “not to be the first or the last to try any new treatment” with my patients. Therefore when the swine flu vaccine was rushed to market, I advised my patients to “wait and see”. As it happened, more people died from the vaccine’s Guillaume-Barre consequence than had died from Swine flu. That lesson has stuck with me. What is happening with these experimental biological agents rushed to market is madness. We will not know the consequence of these injections for at least 1-2 years or more down the road but early indications of side effects are alarming. It sickens me to hear that Big Pharma plans to start injecting children, when the eventual effect of the vaccines on their reproduction systems not to mention immune systems are completely unknown.
Thank you Susan for some sanity.
Even the coagulopathic damage in endothelial cells looks to have an immune characteristic.
And coagulopathic damage in endothelial cells (lining capillaries and arterioles) is likely where the majority of damage occurs from covid, resulting in perhaps millions of thrombii (clots attached to the interior walls of blood vessels, as opposed to free-floating clots) and damage to a wide spectrum of organs and tissues. Of course, thrombii may become embolii and form clots which cause strokes and pulmonary vascular occlusions.
I’ve seen a pathology paper specifying that covid shows 9x the coagulopathic damage of flu.
Men, the elderly, and darker-complected people appear to be more vulnerable–especially in winter. These are also the cohorts more likely to be deficient in zinc and vitamin D, which are both needed in adequate levels for immune competence.
Which groups are least likely to supplement with zinc and vitamin D? Mentally incompetent nursing home residents.
Funny how “even one death” is not allowed from the covid virus, but is ok with the vaccines.
If you are a doctor you are lead to beleve in vaccines?
Why is it a fact that nobody can put forward solid proof of of example’S of isolated sars-cov-2, Covid-19 and HIV viruses? Regarding HIV, they have been trying to for over 40 years without any luck.
I do not belewe there is any Covid-19 virus, it is an agenda.
The “virus” they clame to have is made up in a computer.
There is no Pandemic, No virus, And No vaccines. There is a 100% usless and Fake PCR test, And a lot of chriminal’s behind this.
I beleve the mRNA is made in Wuhan, And sold to the different “vaccine” companies usin it in various forms.
I Will never ever trust a so called “vaccine” ever again in my life.
And I also beleve that this the same industry together with politicians, MSM and the healthatorities are adding problems, sick ess to our lifes by injecting a lot of toxic “vaccines” into us from small babies and up. In some cases they are destroing our lifes.
Until proof, And I mean solid facta proof is on the table, I do not belewe in this “science” anymore.
I belewe a lot of people should be Arrested and put in prison for life. A lot…
And now I wonder what is known about adverse reaktions to Sputnink V? I haven’t read about any so far. Have You?
Rolf Nilsson writes:
// 17 April, 2021 at 14:12
And now I wonder what is known about adverse reaktions to Sputnink V? I haven’t read about any so far. Have You? //
I’ve heard what amounts to a rumor that the Russian vaccine is of the “normal” sort – that is, neither DNA nor mRNA, but done with the virus itself. Has anyone heard more about this?
I have seen mortality graphs showing a spike after roll out with the pfizer moderna and astra zeneca products that did not occur with the russian and chinese products
It’s not a traditional vaccine. It’s an adenovirus vector vaccine like AZ and JK
Chinese govt suppressing data on their vaccine. But all the analyses from externals is that it does not work. On the other hand, you are not hearing that sort of feedback on the Sputnik V vaccine using mRNA technology albeit with two viruses rather than one.
I believe Sputnik V is produced withe the same adenovirus that Jansen uses, but two different strains of the same virus. I haven’t seen any reports on adverse effects. That doesn’t say there aren’t any.
What do you think of Ivermectin treatments?
Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 52 studies
Safe and effective. I am not a doctor, but have successfully treated several families, rural, below the poverty line, elderly, and distrustful of the government, all demostrating three of more symptoms of C19. Treatments were with a daily regamin of ivermectin, zinc, VC, VD (10K) and asparin. All fully recovered in 48-72 hours. All now have AT cells against the real virus.
With PCR cycle thresholds having been so high, and even then with huge false negatives, how does anyone really know that they have had covid if their URTI was mild? Could have been flu.
Raoult did viral culturing to check clearance and Heneghan recommended viral culturing on symptomatic patients (occasional for spot checks, I presume) for public health purposes. Who is actually culturing?
Dr w 1500 patients all on ivermectin ( many on Bimectin -$6 for a 6 week supply equine jell, no cases of Covid 19.
I take Bimectin once a week, 1/2 tablespoon.had COVID -19 in June don’t want to get it again. Took 400 mg daily of Hydroxi- chloroquine, zinc sulfate, selenium, D3 gone in 10 days
If you have definitely had Covid, there is no evidence or reason to believe, that you’ll not be fully immune, especially against a serious outcome.
If any of the perennial scare stories of ‘immune escape’ strains proves at all true, it would extremely likely be from vaccine escape, not naturally acquired immunity.
Ivermectin works against covid. No need for a vaccine.
Thank you, Sebastian.
I just watched an interesting interview with Johan Giesecke, the Swedish epidemiologist, in which he said that he’d recently taken his first jab of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. When asked by the interviewer whether he was worried about blood clots, he replied, as I recall, “not very much”. I sincerely wish him well.
My reading if accurate indicates you are statistically at higher risk from getting a clotting problem from Covid itself than any of the vaccines. Does this sound correct?
Tony, do you have absolute risk figures for the comparison?
I think this amounts to a sort of obfuscation. They’re trying to magic things away by making unfair comparisons that don’t take account of the risk of clotting in different age groups after getting covid, or the relative seriousness of different types of clots, or for that matter the remaining risk of getting covid if you’re not already immune.
The thing that makes most sense to do is look at overall risk of death for each age group from covid multiplied by the degree of protection offered by the vaccine multiplied by the remaining risk of getting covid. If 50% of people in a country are now immune to covid then only probably around 20% more need to develop immunity before herd immunity is reached. In other words, for people who still haven’t had covid, the risk of getting it is now much lower than it was at the start of the pandemic.
You then compare that with the risk of dying from the vaccine. Unfortunately, we still don’t know that number, but because of the weaknesses in side effect reporting systems, we know the number is likely to be quite a bit higher than the known cases would suggest.
That’s the calculation regulators have to do, and that’s why the people who say ”covid causes blood clots too, so it’s nothing to be concerned about” are wrong.
this is heavy reading if the MSN article lacks specifics.
Unfortunately that paper has in the first sentence “we estimated”. Not a good start. On the first page it mentions “relative risk”, another alarm bell. This paper is questionable “qui bono”.
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily paused in the US on Tuesday while health agencies investigate cases of very rare blood clots that were reported after taking the jab”.
Well according to Fauchi he could not give a definitive answer when and or IF the JJ will be resumed. Is this out of abundance of caution over 6-7 cases? Or do they know something they won’t tell us. ? I got the Pfizer vaccine. I wonder what’s up with their vaccine and what will come out in later months about it’s side effects. It’s been three weeks past my second shot.So far so good. I really didn’t want to get it but my wife pushed me. I don’t like being a lab rat . I hope we all don’t end up being the fools for taking it.
Swiss Policy Reseach article responding to the new study by the University of Oxford that reports that the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT, i.e. blood clots in the brain) after covid vaccinations is about 8 to 10 times lower than after covid disease (4 to 5 per million vs. 39 per million). Moreover, the study indicates that the risk of CVT is in fact similar after AstraZeneca (adenovector) and after Pfizer and Moderna (mRNA) vaccines.
I’ve been reading your posts this last year. My father passed away from ITP following his AZ (I think it was AZ anyway) vaccination this february. The consultant haemotologist said that it was likely caused by the vaccine & that the NHS were tracking cases of this at the moment. Oddly enough I’d sent your previous post about relative risks of vaccinations to my mother who was trying to push myself & my wife (both healthy & young) to get vaccinated. I just feel deeply sad both that my dad spent his last days without any family around, and also that it was the supposed cure that ended up killing him.
(Sebastian if you want to verify any of this, feel free to get in touch by email & i can send you a copy of his death certificate)
Alarmingly, but anecdotally, a friend of mine who is working in an ICU in the SW of the UK sent me a message a few weeks ago saying that they had several young and otherwise healthy patients with blood clots on the brain & also a couple of people with ITP just in his ward, all recently vaccinated, and that in 15 years of work he’s never seen either of these cases first hand.
This is so sad. So sad, it makes me angry. My best wishes to you and your mother. <3
I’d love to hear you comment on this: Outcome Reporting Bias in COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Clinical Trials
Medicina, 26 Feb 2021
“Relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction measures in the evaluation of clinical trial data are poorly understood by health professionals and the public. The absence of reported absolute risk reduction in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials can lead to outcome reporting bias that affects the interpretation of vaccine efficacy.”
Pfizer: relative risk reduction, 95.1%; absolute risk reduction, 0.7%
Moderna: relative risk reduction, 94.1%; absolute risk reduction, 1.1%
I learned to understand the difference between relative and absolute risk by reading Dr Kendrick’s excellent book “Doctoring Data”. Fortunately, I read and assimilated it before the advent of coronavirus, and it’s been essential to my understanding of the figures, especially in relation to the efficacy of the vaccines. I find there is widespread ignorance, amongst people I know, of this important difference. I am worried, but not completely surprised, that the evidence you quote suggests that this ignorance applies to health professionals as well as the general public. I am very worried indeed that our politicians in the UK (most of whom lack any qualifications in science or any number-related field) are making life-changing decisions without understanding what relative and absolute risk mean.
These companies clearly operate in the laboratory setting with a very different understanding of so-called virology than the fairytale they disseminate publicly. That’s because this is a massive fraud, not a legitimate science. The only reason a vaccine works is because your immune system allegedly responds in the appropriate manner. I don’t need to manipulate my immune system in unknown ways for it to work, and threatening to legally force me to do so is not medicine it is psychosis.
If you try to stick metal in me, I’m going to be sticking metal in you first.
THIS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS CRIMINAL GENOCIDAL FRAUD
Thank you, Ian. I’ve forwarded the link to my physician.
Yes, I concur with the absolute risk reduction number of 0.7%. But I believe the 95% is the pharma stated efficacy from their initial press release and the real world data on the actual relative risk reduction is more like to 25%. Note that the threshold for the FDA’s EUA approval was 50% RRR.
I note that all these numbers are based on PCR with an unknown Cycle threshold without culturing any virus.
Thank you for posting that article Valerie. What one can gain from the article besides simplified statistical analysis(made easy) is that the US FDA subcommittee allowed EUA of these genetic drugs without due diligence. They violated their own standards and should be held negligent . Their lack of statistical data transparency was willful and intentional. What they have done for these vaccine companies and Big Pharma they would never allow for small , Covid therapeutic, pharmaceutical companies like Cytodyn, Humanigen or Relief Therapeutics.
I don’t remember the exact figures but I think this is pretty close. In the Moderna and Pfizer trials, where originally there were 30K or 40K participants, half vaxed, half not, only 94 people and 162 in the other, were used to get those 95% figures. Those 94 and 162 were the people who developed covid symptoms, minor in fact, a cough, a fever, etc., and confirmed by a unreliable PCR test to have covid. Then they looked at how many of the 94 or 162 people had been vaxxed and noticed that very few (5%) in the groups had the symptoms. That’s it, that’s how the 95% number came about. Ridiculous of course, and based on that they will vaccinate millions, and they have no liability for anything. I don’t think physicians understand this either. I’ve seen too many extolling the efficacy of these.
It is not only unethical to vaccinate young healthy people especially with an untested vaccine and without true informed consent it is also criminal. Perhaps Oxford (AZ) needs to explain to the public how they created this double stranded DNA. I have read that they put a tPA (tissue plasminogen activator-clot buster for non-medical individuals) leader sequence in their genetic drug. Meaning, they knew of the thrombogenic potential.
I think that in general a young person should be expected to accept vaccination only if they stand to benefit from it themselves.
I’d disagree with that.
I don’t think a young (or old) person should ever be expected to accept a vaccine. Freedom of choice for or against healthcare and medical interventions should be one of our basic rights and freedoms.
There are a couple of things to point out that you skated over.
“And like I said, heparin induced thrombocytopenia only develops in people who have received heparin. In people who haven’t received the drug, the odds of developing the condition are precisely zero.”
This is obviously a tautology, but it is the case that you can develop thrombotic thrombocytopenia without having received heparin. Anti platelet antibodies ( PF4) can occur idiopathically or as a result of other diseases including Covid 19.
There have been some similar cases (very few) after mRNA vaccines.
The editorial in the NEJM gives a more thorough overview.
Good point. Thanks for the feedback. The argument doesn’t stand or fall with those two sentences.
If Heparin is the culprit then I will suggest that Heparin is not consistent in the serum, it’s not the same serum each time it is distributed, or the serum is consistent and it is people that have a predisposition for clotting as described that fall victims of the serum. Why I call it a serum is simple but to clarify, it is not a vaccine.
My first thought in my suggestion is that people have reported (not official) a switch of vials depending of their ethnicity. Second it is my understanding that people are different and thus the different reaction. Now, I would claim it is all of the above.
I thank you M. D. S Rushworth for your article
Very interesting to read!!
Thank you, Dr. Rushworth. You’re absolutely right. Why would any healthy person take an unapproved experimental medical treatment for a condition which carries virtually no risk for them? Because the propaganda campaign has been so vast and relentless, and governments, to their great discredit, have utterly failed to protect the public from the criminal pharmaceutical industry.
Just to second the last comment – it is true by definition that ‘heparin-induced thrombocytopenia’ can only occur in people given heparin. So the point doesn’t bear the weight you place on it. Further, it is possible to have thrombocytopenia without its having been induced by drugs or vaccines. My sister was diagnosed with it as a toddler, over 50 years ago. She was prescribed daily Vitamin C, the occasional small glass of Guinness (yes, really!), and penicillin daily for about 15 years.
Yes, but the point is still valid, because thrombotic thrombocytopenia with the relevant antibodies in someone who hasn’t been exposed to heparin is still exceedingly uncommon. The idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) that it seems your sister suffered from is a different and much more common disease, in which there is no increased blood clotting tendency.
Excellent analysis. I’d like to see the odds of death by Covid for young people to compare to the 1 in 26,000 from the AZ vaccine. The percentage of covid deaths under age 35 in the US is 1.2%, almost infinitesimal, but not quite.
I don’t think 1.2% of those under 35 are dying from or with covid. It’s not even 1%. The overall percentage is 0.03 and those are concentrated in the elderly age group, roughly 79, with comorbidities. Essentially no one under 35 is dying from or with covid.
I calculated that percent from CDC numbers. Can’t now find that table but have found another here:
Adding up the ages 0 t0 40 gets you 8,168. Total US covid deaths are 580,201. The division gives 1.4%, similar to the 1.2% I found for those under age 35.
Thank you to everyone posting here. Its from reading articles like this and the responses that I am able to gain informed consent. I have no medical background so that puts me on par with Matt Hancock in this instance.
The confirmed deaths of Covid have been confirmed by a PCR test, is that correct?
If so, how can these be deemed as absolute Covid deaths when PCR seems to be a relatively useless instrument for diagnosis?
Where is the benefit to risk completely guaranteed?
Huge political pressure along with social pressure to get vaccinated.
For people who do no research, it feels they are playing roulette with their lives where catching Covid poses almost zero risk
I’m not following this. Isn’t the relevant number the chance of dying from covid, not the chance of dying if you test positive? So the risk of death from covid for 0-40 in the US is 0.0048 percent, or 1 in 21,000 (a population of 169,530,000). That’s before factoring in the 80% reduction in mortality from ivermectin, which reduce the risk by 5x, to 0.0001 percent or 1 in 105,000. That’s before factoring in risk reduction from co-morbidity, as the risk for healthy people in this age group is even less.
I think that’s a good question. I found Norway data quite quickly here: https://dc-covid.site.ined.fr/en/data/norway/
So using the metric ‘one death per’ Some spreadsheet work yields the following:
Age All Female Male
Age 1 death per: 1 death per: 1 death per:
<40 448,508 654,580 345,472
40-49 80,407 88,036 74,304
50-59 26,068 85,905 15,661
60-69 7,664 13,840 5,307
70-79 2,812 3,951 2,149
80-89 751 935 588
90+ 242 248 228
So 1 in 27,000 appears (at least to me) to be a poor risk trade for this age group, particularly because 4 in 5 of the cases were women. Also, this rough cut is all numbers across the span of the infection, doesn't account for a presumably reduced risk factor for covid now because of improved treatment and reduced transmission rates from accumulated immunity.
Let’s agree that it’s noon when it’s midnight. Let’s then agree that our “agreement” is more important than that it’s dark outside.
“Non-functional institutions are not simply institutions where, say, the buildings are on fire or mass layoffs have started. We might call those failed institutions, at the extreme end of non-functionality…
“Such non-functional institutions can still easily generate narratives of being goal-oriented and functional…
“The narrative is not only maintained internally, but broadcast to external society as well in order to invite participation in the appearance of functionality. Everybody has to keep their story straight.”
“And having lots of blood clots in the circulation is a very bad thing. If they get stuck and block off the flow of blood somewhere…”
Were you discussing thrombi or emboli? It’s a minor point, but we lay folk might not understand why blood being blocked by a thrombus is a different problem than blood being blocked by an embolus.
And could you opine on the PHAs (public health authorities) cautioning against using heparin to treat vaccine-induced clotting when they say that there is no scientific evidence that heparin will exacerbate the condition.
A thrombus (blood clot) becomes an embolus when it moves in the blood stream and lodges at a more distal location. An embolus is something that moves from one location in the blood vessels to another location downstream. So a thrombus can become an embolus, but other things can also form emboli (for example placental fluid in women who are giving birth, bone marrow in people involved in high speed accidents, and air in situations where air is accidentally injected in to the blood stream).
I think they’re just trying to stay on the safe side. There are plenty of equally effective alternatives to heparin, so it isn’t necessary.
Thanks for the very useful article. Your recommendations should be taken seriously by the authorities. But I bet they wouldn’t care. The financial power of the vaccine producers will, unfortunately, prevail. This brings me to the neglected first pillar of COVID-19 treatment: ambulatory early intervention. You recently reviewed ivermectin positively. Hydroxychloroquine has been shown by Dr Zelenko to work in one day with a much reduced dose by nebulization. Another Real World Evidence (FDA concept forgotten) that is available to curb COVID-19.
You are not correct here. Dr Rushworth’s review of ivormectin was of studies in hospital patients. There is no decent evidence for use in the community. His review of the HCQ showed that there was no evidence of any benefit.
You must be a RCT fundamentalist. Otherwise you’d consider a retrospective study where the patients are sequential and triaged and there was 100% followup with 80% reduction in hospitalization to be evidence. The triage turns it into a special kind of cohort study. There definitely was cherry picking in order to guarantee 100% followup. Not a problem.
Your evidence pyramid must have a single layer and exclude even case studies that Dr. Rushworth considers to be evidence. Pretty extreme.
From Evidence Based Medicine:
Are there any RCTs against HCQ that answer the key question:
“Does treating high-risk patients early with HCQ produce better outcomes than doing nothing before hospitalization?” (“Early” means “within four days of symptom onset.”)
I’m unaware of any that are truly early treatment. With some, you have to look carefully at the study methodology to discover lapses between treatment being ordered and being taken.
I also believe he is wrong on HCQ and Ivermectin.
The studies show great benefit if taken early – that’s the key success factor. Dr. Zelenko has treated 3000 patients with only 3 deaths – that’s a 99.9 % success rate. I believe the global average is only 75%.
Dr. Zelenko says if you wait 5 days to get the C19 test confirmed, that’s too late. Like treating an infection you must start now and not wait to treat. It’s easy to diagnose – fatigue and loss of smell? That’s all you need to treat, since there’s no downside if you are wrong.
Regarding HCQ and Ivermectin efficacy, look here:
Funny how the CDC said to treat flu in high risk patients with antivirals before getting lab confirmation.
Makes sense to do the same for covid.
Now there’s the big Procter study on that site.
Maybe you are confusing evidence with proof. Observational studies provide evidence. RCTs nail everything down, assuming that they are well designed and conducted.
In the case of early treatment of high risk patients with HCQ, there is evidence, but not proof.
Observational evidence continues to mount. Obviously, doctors who favor treating with HCQ won’t deny it to their patients, so don’t expect them to do a RCT with a placebo. And comparing HCQ with ivermectin hasn’t generated a lot of difference (Cadeghani).
Mokhtari shows strong, significant benefit for HCQ reducing hospitalization and death in a study of almost 29,000 patients. I would like to see Dr. Rushworth put that study under his lens in a future article. Lots of acknowledgments, so maybe the data is better than the retracted Lancet article’s data.
Please review the webinars of Dr Bob McCullough on early outpatient treatment. The thing is one needs to start treating those with suspected Covid (via PCR) immediately, and not wait until they are hospitalized. This is a very important pont that is constantly overlooked (or purposely ignored).
HCQ has large benefit used early: https://hcqmeta.com/
Ivermectin has benefit in all stages: https://ivmmeta.com/
Meta analyses are only of value when they test a hypothesis. The key hypothesis with covid antivirals is whether they greatly reduce hospitalizations when they are given early to high risk patients. The meta analyses at these websites bring in a load of garbage late treatment studies. If they limited themselves to studies that tested the key hypothesis, then they would be of value.
The studies at https://ivmmeta.com/ and https://hcqmeta.com/ are broken out by prophylaxis, early-treatment, and late-treatment. Not sure how that brings in “garbage”?
Some of the “early” treatment studies aren’t actually early. And many of them don’t focus on the high risk cohort, which is essential for small studies. And many aren’t well-designed and some don’t even specify dosage. I’d rather focus on a few well-designed studies that test the key hypothesis that early treatment of high-risk covid patients with [insert antiviral name here] reduced hospitalization by [some huge percent].
Risch’s “meta-analysis” (which involves some unpublished data) is better than some other meta-analysis.
Very well written about the side effects AZ vaccin. A particularly important piece is the following:
“It is well known that most side effects never get reported. So what we are witnessing here could easily just be the tip of the iceberg. As societies, we’ve rushed headlong in to mass vaccination campaigns based on scant evidence. Most people seem unaware that the covid-19 vaccines have been approved based on only two months of preliminary trial data, and that the vaccine trials are still ongoing, and won’t be completed until 2022 at the earliest.”
The reason why most poeple don´t know that the vaccin is not yet tested in a way that most new drugs are tested is because main stream media do not report this. (Most free media do.)
All on this forum, please note this quotation from the renowned Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg:
(Sorry for Swedish language. Use a web translator if you don´t read Swedish)
_”I en DEMOKRATUR råder allmänna och fria val, åsiktsfrihet råder
formellt men politiken och massmedia domineras av ett etablissemang som
anser att bara vissa meningsyttringar skall släppas fram. Konsekvensen
blir att medborgarna lever i en föreställning att de förmedlas en
objektiv och allsidig bild av verkligheten. Åsiktsförtrycket är väl
dolt, den fria debatten stryps.”_ Vilhelm Moberg 1965
Actually, the vaccine trials will never be completed, because the control is unblinded and being vaccinated.
This is mostly the reason why I and most of my friends are politely declining the jab. However, we are concerned that the EU will institute a Vaccination Passport if we want to travel! This is unacceptable! Perhaps, as more and more problems with these rushed-out vaccines occur the PTB will realize the error of their ways and step back from the entire idea of universal vaccination.
If more of us refuse, it will be harder to implement. And if they implement, very difficult to maintain and justify if millions of people don’t vaccinate. I agree. It’s abhorrent that we’re even having the discussion for what’s essentially a mild virus. The fog of hysteria hasn’t been lifted.
You mention the need for young and healthy people to think long and hard before accepting vaccination. What about people who have recovered from Covid? Here in Canada they are telling those people to be vaccinated. This doesn’t make sense to me. And aren’t there some risks to previously infected people being vaccinated? What is your advice?
The evidence that exists shows that prior infection is equivalent to vaccination in terms of preventing covid. I plan to write an article about it soon.
My husband is a very healthy and young 86 year old. He initially resisted vaccination but after several prompts from family members he had the AZ vaccine. He was very poorly for 27 hours with a bad fever. We wondered if had had natural immunity and that was why he had the bad reaction? I didn’t want him to have the second dose but again he was coerced. He now regrets having the vaccination and says he will not have any more.
My concern is, has the ‘vaccination’ destroyed his own immunity? Or will he still have this in tact?
Will the ‘vaccination’ eventually wear out of his system? Or is he stuck with it for life?
I am 62 and decided long ago not to participate in the ‘vaccination’.
If we knew all the information we know now, he would not have agreed to have it.
Pam, so sorry to hear about your husband. One wonders what expertise these (not only your’s) family members have, that would qualify them to push people to take an experimental substance whose data will not be analysed for another two years. My approach has been to avoid any substance in the way of medicines since I was lucky enough to be told by a GP that he could give me something that would make me better in two weeks, or I could go without and I would get better in a fortnight.
I had cellulitis a few years ago, and it could have been terminal. Antibiotics prescribed did nothing, and when I was sent to hospital, they said it was an intravenous job and you will need to come in every day for a week. I did recover, but if I knew then what I know now, plenty of vitamin C and the various other vitamins would probably have prevented the problem in the first place. Nothing works as well as nutrition IMHO.
Good story about your doctor, love it.
If you have had coronavirus, you have immunity. End of story.
I’d suggest you watch a video from The Angry Albertan, with two of Alberta’s Medical Experts addressing a gathering on 29 March 2021, about the evidence against, and consequences of, lockdowns. It was post on NewTube in early April.
Thank you for a very informative article.
I have a question regarding the efficacy of the jabs. In the article it states that AZ offers 70% protection against getting C19, and Pfizer and Moderna 90%.
Am I wrong in understanding that none offers protection against getting C19, or prevents the spread and that the only benefit offered is a milder dose of C19 if contracted?
The studies show a decreased likelihood of symptomatic covid-19, which they define as a positive PCR test and at least one symptom. The studies are not designed to look at whether the vaccine prevents a person spreading the infection, so can’t answer that question.
I wonder if the error calculations in the studies take into account the likelihood of false negatives. Best case, 20% of PCR tests are false negatives if done 3rd day post symptom onset. And that’s with a very high Ct. Calculating the likelihood of false negatives from PCR for all study participants would be an interesting math problem.
What if some of the control group infections are actually flu, but the PCR gives a false reading and they test positive with no infectious covid virus, but maybe they have infectious flu virus in their systems? The vaxx manufacturers ought to have cultured virus for their trials.
Hello Dr. Rushworth —
Thank you for the very informative article.
Two questions. 1. In the case of heparin induced thrombocytopenia, is it rare because most people who receive heparin do not produce the offending types of antibodies at all? Or, does everyone who receives heparin produce some “bad” antibodies, but only a very small number have the “bad” antibodies activated to the point where they do harm?
2. I ask for the following reason: is it likely that everyone who has received the AZ vaccine now has some antibodies that can lead to VITT? If so, are those patients at risk for developing a serious case of VITT in the future, possibly years in the future, perhaps after some further ‘insult’ (such as another vaccine or a viral infection) that stimulates production of a sufficient number of the “bad” antibodies?
Thanks very much.
Not sure. My guess would be that most of the time heparin does not result in any harmful antibodies being generated at all.
I happen to know a vascular surgeon well who uses heparin regularly on patients. HIT is very rare in most populations. Heparin is inexpensive compared with some alternatives.
Doctors probably should take medication cost for patients into account more when treating them. Maybe that’s more of a problem for systems that use private insurance, but I’m sure that using expensive medications impacts even socialized systems.
I have a couple of hypotheses about why HIT occurs. One is that the immune system is impaired/dysregulated because of some sort of deficiency (perhaps vit. D or zinc). The other is that genetics is involved (it occurs up to 6% in one population but is 0.5% in another). Could be a combination of both.
Sebastian, why don’t you mention the incidence rate of the eleven German cases and the twenty or so British cases, both of which would put the odds of this rare adverse effect at much less than 1 in 26,000? That omission robs your article of objectivity and credibility even though its conclusions would still stand.
The Norwegian article was the only one that provided information on the number that had been vaccinated at the relevant time point, so it wasn’t an intentional omission.
However, it is likely that the Norwegian number is also the most correct. Like I said in the article, most side effects never get reported. If there is big variation in incidence of a side effect between countries, it is likely that the country with the highest incidence is doing the best job of catching them and is providing the most accurate number.
I beg to differ. The number of people vaccinated in both countries at a given point in time with this vaccine is in the public record and the publicity around these deaths is such that any additional suspected cases would have quickly surfaced, as was the case in France today.
Danish Medicines Agency have just published the stats about adverse reactions for Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca vaccines.
970.697 administered dosis
9,812 reported adverse reactions
Dosis/Adverse reactions 1,01 %
77.421 administered dosis
460 reported adverse reactions
Dosis/Adverse reactions 0,59 %
150.748 administered dosis
21.653 reported adverse reactions
Dosis/Adverse reactions 14,36 %
Reported to CDC (which receives reports from only a small fraction of actual adverse events) of clotting disorders from all three vaccines in use in the U.S.
This jab MUST be put aside because it doesn’t cull enough modern moron slaves… Pfizer and Moderna are better!
If we adopted Sebastian’s strategy of vaccinating only the highest risk people, wouldn’t that also be an effective way to extend the vaccination programme globally?
Thank you for a very informative blog always so fun and exciting to read your updates!
Question from a 37-year amateur with a well-controlled type 1 diabetes for 30 years. would I also be counted as a “healthy young person” Ie wait with the vaccine until we have more data or do you think autoimmune type 1 diabetes should be eager to get the vaccine for the next phase?
I haven’t seen any data to suggest type 1 diabetes alone is a risk factor if well controlled.
Understanding that a vaccine may produce some symptoms of the disease may put this all into perspective. Covid-19 itself is associated with immune thrombocytopenia; see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7501509/. This paper was first published in September 2020, before vaccination had begun en masse. The mechanism is thought to be part of the hyperimmune response (or cytokine storm). One might hypothesise, therefore, that anyone who gets vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia would have got Covid-19 thrombocytopenia had they not been vaccinated, and had developed Covid-19. It is of interest that so far the vaccine reports are mainly for the AZ and Janssen vaccines, both of which cause generation of antibodies to a segment of the spike protein, and not to the m-RNA vaccines. However it might be something to do with the carrier adenovirus; see https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n954/rapid-responses.
If recognised, immune thrombocytopenia is treatable with IV immunoglobulin and steroids.
I have had my two doses of the AZ vaccine, so far without any headache, but with some arm ache at the site!
Actually, the native infection does not cause as intense an innate immune response in most people. For most, the vaccine creates higher inflammation and higher spike protein, so they are more likely to develop issues than from the actual infection.
Reading comments on Twitter some people find it acceptable that a few healthy young people die, possibly leaving children without a mother or father. I find this very upsetting. I have been lucky and have only personally been aware of one person dying with Covid19 aged 83 with dementia. We need to help people regain their metabolic health and stop sending endless piles of doughnuts to NHS staff to exacerbate the obesity problem in the UK.
On one side, one granny death is too many but when it comes to deaths from (potentially) vaccines it’s acceptable and for the ‘greater good’.
One thing I find abhorrent is people quoting “the greater good” to excuse the harms they are defining as acceptable. They deserve a meeting of nose and knuckles, then they can think of it as “the greater good”.
The fact you said you’d happily take the Moderna “vaccine” in a previous post made me take anything you say with suspicion, as none of these treatments have long term safety studies. (Did you know Fauci has a share in the patent of the Moderna “vaccine”?) I don’t even trust the trial results that any manufacturers have put out, and that view is being endorsed by reports of cases of severe Covid in vaccinated people and the % efficacy keeps tumbling.
Basically, all the treatments cause clotting at an unacceptable level. That’s why long term studies are carried out on potential vaccines.
I don’t give a shit about that on a personal level, but if my refusal to take this treatment helps stop them pumping it into kids and pregnant women, I’ll happily accept ostracism from society.
The sooner people face the fact that this was never about a virus, the sooner we can face the evil that is becoming manifest now and defeat it.
“I don’t give a shit about that on a personal level, but if my refusal to take this treatment helps stop them pumping it into kids and pregnant women, I’ll happily accept ostracism from society.
The sooner people face the fact that this was never about a virus, the sooner we can face the evil that is becoming manifest now and defeat it.”
I agree. And vaccinating and masking children who pose no threat and are in no danger is psychological abuse and pure fear terror.
I am 46.From over an year now my platelets are set at the minimum range levels ,and this after manual counting as the machine results were coming out with low levels.
I am having flu shots every year and now planning to get Johson vaccine is there any precautions to have in mind?
I am not a doctor but clots and low platelets should not be going togehter.
I am a patron and have no medical background so depend very much on the assumption that your blogs are scientific and completely unbiased. I was a bit disappointed in the facetious sarcasm at the beginning of this article. I would prefer you consider leaving the sarcasm to those of less intellect and no idea about the seriousness of this discussion platform.
Sometimes I get a little carried away. It isn’t always an easy balance to get right, making complex content engaging and easy to read.
Humor, done right, lightens a heavy spirit. It’s especially important for a blog that focuses on serious subjects.
And light humor helps us very much to deal with all the panic-mongering that has gone on.
Light, dry humor, with a wry twist, please! Shaken, not stirred. And hold the olives.
Even been to a toga party? Great fun!
I think that I should add that humor perhaps raises sIGA and interferon gamma levels, which offer protection against some URTI viruses (“The World’s Best Clean Jokes: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Humor”, by Christopher James).
Please keep treating us, please!
Dr Rushworth needs to address the big elephant in the room. A noted scientist is reporting that the covid mRNA “vaccines” knock out the body’s ability to resist the covid variants.
Too soon to tell if the elephant is african or pygmy.
Your lines about humour were very needed. Up, there was no option for replies. You are welcome!
Thanks for another excellent article Dr Rushworth. You’re the first person to explain this condition properly to me.
In view of the studies, would you still consider getting vaccinated for altruistic purposes?
At the present moment, I don’t think it is clear that the benefits of vaccinating young healthy people (of which I count myself as one) outweigh the harms, either on an individual or societal level.
Maybe, for public health purposes, lobotomies should be brought back. On public health officials, of course. Oh, wait, maybe they already had them.
Seriously, have you considered that asking the question, “cui bono,” is part of due diligence when looking at medical and public health questions?
I have seen patients with DIC/thrombocytopenia after having had gastroenteritis. Presented with unexplained bruising in the ED, found to have reduced platelets. Also seen patients with Guillain Barre after having had gastroenteritis. How common is DIC/thrombocytopenia following viral infections?
Not common, but not uncommon. I presume that the antibodies raised against some viruses cross-react with platelets. See https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/immune-thrombocytopenia and https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/thrombocytopenia-symptoms-causes-treatments#1
The question is whether the vaccine risk is worth it. I would say yes, although given a choice (which I wasn’t) I would have gone for the Pfizer vaccine. As there is an increase in younger people getting quite ill I would still suggest that all ages would benefit from vaccination.
I assume you are recommending a “vaccine”. Why would you recommend a vaccine without qualifying who should consider it? I don’t understand the medical side of the push to get everyone jabbed on a one size fits all approach without mentioning the risks of the disease for different groups. Most people seem not to suffer at all. This applies even more as age decreases. If people have already had covid, recovered and by most measures prior to 2020 would be considered immune, why would those people need to be jabbed?
I do understand the political and commercial arguments for total worldwide jabbing, the commercial being relatively benign compared to the malevolent politics. Though the politicians have their snout deep in the trough. Were you aware Hancock has a 15% stake in a company of which his sister is a director, and has contracts to supply to the now laughably called “National Health Service”?
A charge audit nurse I know says that she has seen exactly one covid patient account in the last month. She will process a couple thousand accounts in a month and she used to see hundreds. So I don’t know where the spike in seriously ill young covid-infected people is occurring.
I wouldn’t want to take the medical device administered with a hypodermic needle (Pfizer or Moderna “vaccine”) until that new technology had been in the field for several years. And especially not if I were young and had enough sense to realize the risks.
Women taking contraceptive pills seem to be at greater risk of CVST. Here is a study from 2014 claiming they have a sevenfold increased risk
Do we know why this might be?
Contraceptive pills increase the blood clotting tendency generally. I’m not sure if they increase the tendency for CVST more than they do for clotting in other locations.
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is quite safe they say in The U.S. and serious life threatening side effects have been documented in like 7 people out of millions of dosages taken. So why was it stopped? There must be something they are not telling us. In a pervious article Dr Rushworth you warned us this might happen. I worry that in an age where profit is king human life doesn’t matter as much as making the big money associated with these vaccines. But then again everything has some risk and the cost/benefit must be weighed. But when they don’t tell us the whole story that is simply wrong. But wait there is more! Now A Booster shot is on the way. I wonder if I should just not take it .
This Tucker Carlson segment is good; worth a watch:
Do you think Fauci, Tedros and other mass vaccination supporting experts are ignorant. Or is this COVID Agenda indeed a planned, man-made crisis designed to take us through COVID to digital vaccine pass (the only way populations would actually accept a global digital ID card). Gates’s ID2020/Global ID would then be added to the Vaccine Pass. Global ID/Vaccine Pass will then be accepted as the passport. And finally the Cross Border Digital Currency (Central Bank controlled global payment system) will be added to thie All-in-One RFID Social Pass Card. That would represent a perfect system for total population control. No opt-out, no opposition, no discussion. Disobedients would be switched off the social life, trade and travel. Is this Schwab’s, Soros’s and Gates’ Great Reset ?
Sounds like a plan. It might just not work (hopefully), and they will be prosecuted for the humanitarian crimes they are committing. Unfortunately for those involved, it will round up all those complicit in administering the jabs, but they do have the option to refuse.
Very amusing. Justin Trudeau for world leader (why did he not have a mask)?
A very useful but concerning article, to add to the info you previously published about the vaccine trials etc.
My overwhelming thought is, why would so many serious scientists and clinicians, go along with/support/promote the current vaccination strategy with evidence like this, and some of the other info posted in response to your article Sebastian? If we even look at those just in the “developed west”, who are perhaps especially “familiar” with big pharma, are we really saying that most if not all of these in positions of influence are in some way either (a) negligent, (b) corrupt, (c) ignorant, or (d) a mix of all of these?? It’s hard to accept this. There must be counter arguments Sebastian to your conclusions?
Equally, this implies that all journalists working for mainstream media are not skeptical, i.e. not asking questions of govt/pharma/science in the same way as people on this board, which seems counter intuitive to the definition of what it means to be a journalist.
Same for all the trade bodies like (in the UK…) the BMA, Royal College’s etc etc.
Your content is excellent Sebastian and to the layman makes a lot of sense. But I’m a skeptic not a cynic or conspiracy theorist so my skepticism also extends to your articles before I can fully come to a decision.
Here in Sweden the death rate for year 2020 in the group age from 0-64 was 10400 which is even less compared to previus years!
Even though the message is that everyone should be vaccinated and the benefit of vaccination is much higher than the risk of complications!?
For me this math dont exist if the death rate 2020 didnt exceed previus years this means covid didnt take any extra lifes in The group of age 0-64 in Sweden.
Dear sebastian, in my country, they are using the Sinovac vaccine, what is your opinion about this vaccine. i understand that it is an attenuated virus vaccine.
There is no published data on this vaccine, so it’s impossible to have an opinion.
The first dose of the Moderna vaccine has now been administered to some of my patients in the community of Lytton, BC. This began with the First Nations members of our community in mid-January, 2021. 900 doses have now been administered.
I have been quite alarmed at the high rate of serious side-effects from this novel treatment.
From this relatively small number of people vaccinated so far, we have had:
Numerous allergic reactions, with two cases of anaphylaxis.
One (presumed) vaccine induced sudden death, (in a 72 year old patient with COPD. This patient complained of being more short of breath continually after receiving the vaccine, and died very suddenly and unexpectedly on day 24, after the vaccine. He had no history of cardiovascular disease).
Three people with ongoing and disabling neurological deficits, with associated chronic pain, persisting for more than 10 weeks after their first vaccine. These neurological deficits include: continual and disabling dizziness, generalised or localized neuromuscular weakness, with or without sensory loss. The chronic pain in these patients is either generalised or regional, with or without headaches.
So in short, in our small community of Lytton, BC, we have one person dead, and three people who look as though they will be permanently disabled, following their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The age of those affected ranges from 38 to 82 years of age.
I recall Sebastian’s 10 Jan 21 blog favoured Moderna as safest based on the integrity of initial their trials compared to the Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca trials. This recent comment is very concerning if Tim Lundeen’s observations stand up to review by an unbiased and competent medical team.
Could there be any significance for the community that fall within Tim’s First Nations members and what proportion were they of the whole group vaccinated and those experiencing the side effects.
This condition seems to occur in people vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine as well. However swedish media does not seem to be interested in those cases. Or am I missing something?
ITP is a different condition to what is described in the case series I discuss in my article. As far as I am aware, it hasn’t yet been determined if ITP is seen more commonly in people who have been vaccinated than in unvaccinated people.
Thanks for the article.
It is the first time that I read about heparin induced thrombocytopenia in the german media that I read they only wrote about cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.
I keep scratching my head why AstraZenica is still allowed for people older than 60.
I know that between 60 and 70 the risk to dy of Covid19 ist roughly 1% (CFR). But this 1% is not evenly distributed. If you 60 years old, slim, no high blood pressure, no Diabetes you chances to survive Covid 19 are much higher as if you were 59 and have all the mentioned conditions.
I doubt that most people can calculate their Risk to die from Covid19 and AstraZenica properly.
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We need some malpractice lawsuits against physicians who failed to prescribe early treatment of covid with antivirals, against the CDC for smearing HCQ and ivermectin, and against the AMA. Maybe also a RICO suit might work.
Easier to sue physicians over lack of informed medical consent than an error in co mission related to prescribing anti virals. I seriously doubt that hospitals, physicians and even drugstores in America which are administering the synthetic gene therapy have any cover of indemnification.
Even for the old people who are more susceptible to virus it isn’t ethical to force them take these experimental “vaccines”(either with the adeno-virus or mRNA). They must be well informed what is this injection and that they are actually the guinea pigs for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Thanks Sebastian for your on-going explanation of the nonsense that is this panic-demic. With respect to your current post, it would be interesting to add to the understanding if there is any Is female vs male a factor in the unfortunate deaths that have occurred after an AZ Ivan injection. Your excellent report only refers to ‘people’, which isn’t helpful in this context.
Keep up the good work
What about lowering the risks for side effects of (covid) vaccines with supplements, primarily vitamin C and fish oil?
EPA, one of the Omega 3 fatty acids may suppress the immuno system, which may be good in case of a reaction to the vaccine: “While normally if you take a high dose of EPA you will be more susceptible to infections, in the case of an immune adjuvant reaction you want to reduce it. Taking the fish oil supplement one hour before a shot will block the ability of a very powerful adjuvant called lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to cause brain inflammation.”
Vitamin C may according to some sources function as a anti toxin, for example against mercury. Vitamin C may also have have a protective effect for vaccinated infants and children, according to Kalokerinos (1974).
Best way to lower the risk is to not have the questionable treatment, which according to the manufacturers will not stop you being infected, nor stop you infecting someone, all for a virus (allegedly) that has few effects on most people. Even the claimed transmission has as much credibility as the flat earth claims. https://youtu.be/wzGxKTzuDv0 illustrates the flawed thinking.
A good friend of mine had the AZ vaccine in London and half hour later started having pins and needles in arms , hands, legs and then all over , then developed severe pain , shivering and numbness. She has been in and out of hospital for the last three weeks . The doctors were at first reluctant to admit it was caused by the vaccine , but the neurologist finally confirmed it , still no precise diagnosis but it seems it is a peripheral neuropathy and possibly vasculitis, an autoimmune response where inflammation of blood vessels attacks and destroys nerves .She is still in terrible pain and it is not subsiding. This was never listed as a possible side effect . The adverse reactions are not made known to people before taking the vaccine unless one does his/ her own research .
Unfortunately informed medical consent is not part of the standard of care for Covid-19 synthetic gene therapy. Why is that? Well even the SGT masterminds have no clue how our immune system will respond. Frankly it completely violates Nuremberg Code. Mengele would be proud.
In the UK, one is given an informed medical consent form to sign, upon vaccination. But they give you a summary list of possible side effects after you get it. And there has been no information pf the public on the scary list of the Yellow Card reported adverse reactions. It is available on Gov .UK website but not easy to find . and they are making sure it is brushed aside. The narrative is that serious adverse reactions are rare and the benefits outweigh the risks. It is unethical but it mat also be illegal
mariathena, here is the page, the individual manufacturers are towards the bottom of the page.
Alan: They have all been indemnified through the Prep Act.
Sounds like a standardized medical record, informed consent template where you just fill in the blank of the “du jour” virus. This won’t end well.
If it doesn’t get taken down, https://youtu.be/ZJ0MYmKY8_U is Richard Fleming’s masterclass. It is 2-1/2 hours that will be well spent. 18 months is mentioned when things might start to show, a figure also suggested by Mike Yeadon. Richard Fleming’s website is http://www.flemingmethod.com
Thanks ,AhNotepad. I saw one of Fleming’s recent lectures but the masterclass is right up my alley.
I posted a comment a week or so ago, but it hasn’t appeared. Any reason?
Maybe it got caught in the spam filter. Lot of links? Rude words?
Nope! Definitely not, otherwise I’d understand.
Oh well – not to worry I guess
Found it. For some reason it was caught in the spam filter. I’ve let it through now.
What do you make of the stats coming out of India. How do they compare to what would have been expected with the herd immunity concept.
I don’t know enough about the situation in India to be able to have an opinion on what’s going on there.
Would you care to comment on https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00224-3/fulltext?mc_cid=031ea01430&mc_eid=b8b921eb33
Någon som vill kolla innehållet i detta kapitel ur den kommande boken
Corona Unmasked, by Dr Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr Karina Reiss
Den fördjupar analysen i Sebastians artikel.