The concern is that the huge focus on covid-19 may mean symptoms due to other diseases or indeed due to loneliness and anxiety, are being wrong
Government has published a winter plan for care homes with plans for interventions for this winter in care homes including ipads as a proposal to replace human contact. The entire document is based on the premise that interventions in winter prevented deaths in care homes based on claims made in a review of last year’s winter plan. No data supports this notion. The Government report is either based on a terrible error or a deliberate lie.
Government has published a winter plan for care homes with plans for interventions for this winter in care homes including ipads as a proposal to replace human contact. The entire document is based on the premise that interventions in winter prevented deaths in care homes based on claims made in a review of last year’s winter plan. No data supports this notion.
HART would contest that it is unethical to ask children to take a vaccine to boost herd immunity or to offset political decisions such as school closures, at a stage when the drug trials have still to be completed. Policy makers would do well to re-read the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and to follow the authors’ guidance to ‘weigh up the risks and benefits with caution and to proceed with care’.
UKHSA reports numbers who test positive for antibodies by age. This shows a rise of over 4% in the under 40s; 2% in the 40-69 year olds and an insignificant rise in the over 70s. Using those figures and ONS mid-2020 estimates for England would give an overall increase of 2.8%. UKHSA are therefore assuming that 9% of under 17 year olds have seroconverted in the same time period.
It is time for some honesty about the lack of effectiveness with regards to preventing infection and an end to vaccine coercion. Vaccination may provide temporary benefit to the individual but it has not been shown to benefit the wider community.
The logic of mandating vaccines in the NHS is hard to fathom, particularly given mandates for care home staff are due to come into force on 11th November and may also affect at least 10% of care workers in a sector already facing critical staff shortages.
Public Health England have been replaced by the UK Health Security Agency and the new agency has already made changes in what data is reported but moreover trying to police what people do with it.
HART has recently covered concerns about censorship. Some is more subtle, for example the self-censorship of the JCVI, who last week simultaneously published minutes from all meetings held from May to July.
What is the point of principles protecting the rights of the individual if they can be undermined at the slightest hint of a possible perceived harm, or a small risk of such a harm? What if the proposed solution creates greater harm, or just a series of different harms?
Women’s concerns around menstruation were brushed aside and only in the last month has money been promised for a clinical trial to investigate how long it takes teenagers with disturbed menstruation to return to normal after vaccination.