Tag Archives: Vaccine

Um.

Last night.

KN writes:

What have we become?

‘Running out of time’ – father denied heart transplant because he won’t get Covid vaccine (Independent.ie)

In a more general way”.

Um.

Meanwhile…

Anyone?

Dr Risch?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his birthday in Downing Street on June 19, 2020; the late BBC Radio presenter Lisa Shaw

This morning/afternoon.

Boris Johnson had birthday bash during lockdown, ITV News understands (ITV)

Previously: Lisa Shaw: Presenter’s death due to complications of Covid vaccine

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This afternoon.

After you.

No, after you, etc.

Meanwhile…

In case you missed it.

Via Sunday Express:

More than thirty doctors, scientists and MP’s have signed a joint letter to the government’s vaccine watchdog urging it to “reassess” the Covid vaccine rollout for healthy 12-15-year-olds following new data showing potentially serious harms of the jab are likely to outweigh any potential benefits.

The letter urges the government to ‘reassess’ the Covid vaccine rollout for healthy 12-15 year olds.

The letter has been signed by 12 scientists, medical experts and 21 peers and MPs including the former president of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a former government vaccine advisor, paediatricians and experts in infectious disease as well as 21 politicians and peers.

It argues the risk benefit calculations made by the JCVI and the Chief Medical Officer were based on “less than complete data on both the harms and the benefits of vaccinating children compared to the evidence now available.”

It cites new evidence showing the risk of myocarditis in young men and boys is up to 14 times higher after vaccination than after infection.

And it states that given the high level of naturally acquired immunity from infection as well as the replacement of the Delta variant by milder Omicron, “it’s crucial that, if we are to proceed with the mass double vaccination of healthy children, we are absolutely certain this policy will do more good than harm.”

Signatory Professor Brent Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Community Child Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, said:

“The latest CDC data reports elevated rates of post-vaccination myocarditis for boys aged 12-15, 2.5-24 times higher in the seven days after the first dose and 24-228 times higher in the seven days after the second dose.

“So, whilst the absolute risks are still low they cannot be described as trivial and the absolute risk from Covid-19 to healthy children is negligible. Additionally, the vaccines stop neither infection nor transmission and many children will have broad and robust natural immunity following infection.

“I’m afraid the mass vaccination of healthy children is not based on sound evidence. It is time for the JCVI, the CMO and the Government to reassess all the evidence now available and alter its recommendation accordingly.”

Doctors and scientists urge caution in giving Covid jabs to ‘low risk’ children (Sunday Express)

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‘sup?

Via 7 News in Australia:

While COVID cases continue to surge across the country, our pets could be suffering in silence. Globally, heart conditions among cats and dogs have increased during the pandemic. Now there is a push to import a vaccine, specially formulated for pets, before cases explode…

Aren’t they chipped already?

Pause.

FIGHT!

Gulp.

Pat Kenny must not see this.

This afternoon.

Via Mary McCarthy in the Irish Independent:

…When I was deciding for my 13-year-old, who is as tall as I am, it was easy. The risks of side-effects were said to be very low, he was starting secondary and I wanted to avoid Covid disruption. I recall it was announced around then that vaccinated people would no longer be considered close contacts – which meant it was a no-brainer.

For my younger kids, with their less formed bodies, the same argument is there to get the jab, but I spent longer poring over the HSE information (which is very reassuring) and listening extra closely when experts discussed this before deciding it was a good idea.

I am not overly anxious about my kids getting Covid, even if I am worried they might pass it on to their grandparents. But with school life still upended two years into the pandemic, if vaccinations for primary children can help forge a way back to normal, I say bring it on

Tip-toeing around jabs for kids does us no good, so bring it on – they need to get their lives back (Mary McCarthy. Independent.ie)

Meanwhile…

Saturday’s Irish Times

Um.

‘Afterwards I got a sticker’: Hundreds of children line up for Covid-19 vaccine (Irish Times)