Open Letter to the GMC

Sent 10 December 2021 To: Mr Charlie Massey,  CEO, General Medical Council Dear Mr Massey, I am writing to you to share with you a number of letters from a group of healthcare professionals and scientists who have written repeatedly to the MHRA and the JCVI around the decision making for covid-19 vaccines in children.  […]

Read More

Open Letter to the JCVI

9 December 2021 TO: Professor Lim, Chairman, JCVI COVID-19 subcommittee Dr June Raine, Chief Executive, MHRARt Hon Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive, UKHSA Dear Professor Lim, Dr Raine, Mr Javid, […]

Read More

Can we rely on NIMS (National Immunisation Management Service) figures?

Changing the total population estimate results in large swings in the estimate of ‘case’ rates in the unvaccinated. Given the inability to be accurate within a few percentage points, and the uncertainty about whether the inaccuracies are overestimating or underestimating the total, the differences between populations is not as informative as the trend in rates within each of the populations.

Read More

Should children be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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’.

Read More