We, the undersigned health professionals and scientists, have huge concerns about the safety and necessity of Covid-19 vaccines for children, for reasons detailed in the letters enclosed. Between us, we have written numerous letters to the regulators, copied to your predecessor, regarding use of these mRNA products in children.
This might come as a surprise to those working in healthcare, but since 27th January 2022, there has been no legal requirement to wear a mask or face covering in any healthcare setting in England. The other devolved nations have also followed suit. So why are NHS trusts and care homes still insisting on this?
We are publishing this in full. There is a link at the bottom of the statement and the authors are seeking signatures from around the world. Had these basic principles been followed from the start of 2020, it is hard to know how things might have panned out.
Last week’s bulletin contained an International round up on restrictions and vaccine advice. Lo and behold two days later, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern announced they were scrapping their ban on unvaccinated travellers, as from 13th September.
HART has written repeatedly on the question of Covid-19 vaccines for children. Many HART members have also been signatories to open letters to the MHRA and the JCVI on this topic, dating back to May 2021 before the vaccines were even given a conditional authorisation for under 16s.
H0SARS-CoV-2 was nasty, but not unusually so, and certainly not particularly novel. The cure was worse than the disease. It is difficult to bottle up truths forever, and it will be instructive to see whether this hypothesis is still in the running when it comes to writing the definitive history of the Covid epoch.
This week’s instalment revisits the dire mental health implications of the Government’s covid response.
ront and centre (which is where children should have been in 2020) we have Covid policies and harms to children by Clinical Psychologist Dr Zenobia Storah and Retired Consultant Paediatrician Dr Ros.
Children and young people are the future of any society. They are self-evidently vulnerable and require the care and protection of their families and of the wider community. Prior to the Covid Pandemic, in the UK, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was universally endorsed by all professionals whose work involved children and young people.
Rishi Sunak’s revelations in The Spectator on 1 September reveal his disquiet at the influence SAGE advisers wielded during the pandemic, the perils of applying lockdowns, the inappropriate fear messaging targeted at the public based on exaggerated modelling of data and, importantly, the censorship of dissenting views within ministerial meetings.
This is an updated version of the paper written in March 2021. Covid-19 restrictions and a relentless media campaign to enhance compliance led to unprecedented levels of loneliness, fear, and anxiety.
When investigating the cause of pathology from acute covid, long covid and from vaccination, the emphasis has been on the effects of spike protein. Here we explore the role of pro-inflammatory molecules including interferons and high-mobility group box 1 proteins (HMGB1) produced in response to severe infection, and/or spike protein injection.
The rest of the world is waking up gradually to the nonsense of differentiating between vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. This may be galling for anyone who chose to get vaccinated solely for travel, only to find they didn’t actually need it by the time the trip arrived. The website here gives regular updates, though it is always advisable to check with the official guidelines for an individual country.
There have been numerous anecdotal reports of people experiencing frequent episodes of Covid-19 infection, whether or not vaccinated, and there is still no good explanation for why this is happening and whether there are any particular characteristics which predispose to reinfections.
A new peer-reviewed paper has been published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology by a team in Israel. They compared 3 cycles of menstruation before and after 2 doses of the Pfizer mRNA injection in 219 women aged between 18 and 50 who regularly record their periods electronically or on paper.
The disappointment from Covidean doom-mongers about the recent – and entirely expected – downtick in cases of respiratory disease has been palpable, presumably because this has happened without recourse to ‘clever’ public health interventions.
Irrespective of setting, masking healthy people does more harm than good. Yet much of the NHS persists with the expectation that everybody (staff, patients and visitors) should continue to wear a face covering in their hospitals, health centres and GP practices.
Risk is notoriously difficult to communicate effectively. It is especially hard when referring to an emotive subject like the risk of dying as the emotional response prevents rational interpretation of complex numbers. To simplify understanding of the benefits of interventions the number of people who need to be treated to prevent a death can be measured, the number needed to treat (or “NNT”). The same