End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Dr Clive Dix says we should treat the virus like flu

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To some extent I do agree with Dr Clive Dix, but to do this all factors need to be equal to those of flu.

With flu other countries are not barring people from going there or requiring flu vaccinations to be taken.

As to the administering of COVID and flu vaccinations all are not equal, as with COVID there is only the injection process while with flu there are both injections and nasal sprays. While for the flu the nasal sprays are usually only given to children as they do not have the injections offered to them. But, there is an exception for some adults and these are for adults with learning disabilities and/or Autism who are averse to needles. For these persons the children’s nasal sprays are available and while not as fully effected as the injections they do offer some protection, which is better than none. However, currently for COVID-19 there are no nasal sprays, although I believe some are in the process of being research as are tablets and patches.

There are some nasal sprays which are said to be effective to COVID, but on investigation there generally offer no more protection than for the common cold, which is a very, very mild form of COVID, no way as virulent as the COVID-19 and the various variants.

To help some persons with learning disabilities who are needle averse there is some needle aversion therapies, but these are generally only to combat the actual needle injection and not any other reactions. For with some people the needle aversion is from past experiences where they did have needle injections for say, operations and the resultant outcomes of the operations are what is really the cause of the needle aversion. So, it is very unlikely that the needle aversion therapies will be effective in these instances, so until nasal sprays, tablets or patches will be available, these persons with needle aversions will remain unvaccinated.

So, currently all is not equal and will never be until the researches are complete and nasal sprays, tablets and patches are made available.

In fact if they were available they would be easier to administer than injections, as they would not normally require a suitably qualified person to do the administering which needle injections require. This would be of great advantage in many developing counties for not only would they be easier to administer, could well be self-administering, thereby no need to purchase to vaccine, but there would be no additional costs for a qualified person for the administering and more than likely no temperature storing requirements or not as extensive.

So to make all equal, patches, tablets and nasal sprays have to be universally available for everyone and this should be well before mass jabbing is stopped.

Source: End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Ministers put off Covid decisions on restrictions and mandatory masks for two weeks | The Independent


Holding back on restrictions comes as some experts and the Labour Party have called for measures to be introduced

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So, this Government is considering on the implementation of Plan B including the reintroduction of mandatory face covers, reintroduction of mandatory social distancing and possible working from home.

This is while many , scientists, the Labour Party and many others who are saying Plan B have already been introduced. Who is correct, who knows, but this Government has been proved wrong in many instances over the last 2 years, in effect, only right once, that being the vaccine programme and even that is beginning to wane.

So, this Government has been guilty of many instances of dithering and this could well be another. For any dithering causes much pain and suffering to the population of England and leading to many deaths which should not have occurred. This current dither could well mean the same.

Should dither be abandoned, many will say yes and I do agree, for no deaths should ever be contemplated. and dither to any degree will cause deaths.

This is complete abandonment of certain parts of the English communities, communities who are extremely vulnerable in many respects, but certainly to catching COVID.

The hindsight’s, which this Government should have learnt from all the instances over the 2 years appears to have not been learnt, is this by choice or not? Neither being ideal and the former should never be so.

How will this Government be brought to account for there past and continued dithering for heads should roll and some should have rolled much earlier.

COVID, is still well with us, but the actions of many in England appear to show that they believe it has gone and there are still too many who still believe it has never been here.

I feel face coverings and social distancing should never have been withdrawn and maintained to be mandatory, but I would go even further, I would fine anyone who has no good reason not to comply and also hold the establishments who are allowing the non-compliance financially responsible, so they should also be fined and if not then complying be forced to close.

 

You may so, what about Human Rights and I would say what about Human Rights. For to put some restrictions in place will mean the  that some Human Rights will be affected, but, then to not do will also affect some Human Rights, here the protection of others and especially the vulnerable has to be the priority and not the rights of those not complying.

Source: Ministers put off Covid decisions on restrictions and mandatory masks for two weeks | The Independent

Covid cases to slump this winter, say scientists


Modelling seen by Government predicts falling infections even without implementation of ‘Plan B’ restrictions

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This is a gamble by the Government and in taking this route they are gambling with the lives of the people of England, surely they should not be doing so for who is to say the model is correct.

If it is not then it will be too late to implement Plan B and the Government will again be responsible for innocent deaths, for even waiting a few weeks some innocent deaths will occur.

The Government are playing with lives and should not be doing so.

Source: Covid cases to slump this winter, say scientists

Covid-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty | The BMJ


Governments are causing unnecessary covid-19 deaths by trying to silence healthcare workers, journalists, and researchers, Amnesty International has said By clamping down on freedom of expression they have damaged peoples’ ability to access accurate and timely information to help them respond to the global health crisis, the human rights group said in a report Silenced and Misinformed: Freedom of Expression in Danger During Covid-19 .1

Simultaneously, big tech has amplified the reach of inaccurate and dangerous information.“Communication channels have been targeted, social media has been censored, and media outlets have been closed down—having a dire impact on the public’s ability to access vital information about how to deal with covid-19,” said Rajat Khosla, Amnesty International’s senior director for research advocacy and policy.Authoritarian governments like China, Nicaragua, and Russia have enacted new information …

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Here the UK has not been mentioned as in reality the UK Government is not censuring medical professionals, but is just not listening to them.

In the earlier part of this COVID pandemic, the last 12-18 months the UK Government couldn’t mention enough that it was ‘following the science’, in other words following the views and opinions of scientists and other medical professionals.

However, now there is no mention of following the science, and that is because the UK Government is not following the science, the recommendation of scientists and health professionals, all or most are requesting the return of mandatory face coverings, social distancing and even return to working from home and not solely relying on COVID vaccinations, including the booster. As they are effective in  many instances, they should not be totally relied upon, as this UK Government is doing. For there needs to be a mixture of measures.

In doing so, this UK government is providing a false sense to the UK population that the COVID problems are gone, when they are still very much with us.

In the early days and in some instances not early days of the COVID pandemic the UK government made many grave mistakes and with hindsight they are now apparent. So, this hindsight should now be part of the process, but it appears, yet again, that lessons are not being learnt. But, in fact the lessons are very rarely learnt if they ever are.

I would go as far as to say, this UK Government is acting criminally incompetent and their inactions have to be legally challenged.

Source: Covid-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty | The BMJ

Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions


Sage scientists told the Government restrictions such as enforcing masks in some public places and encouraging working from home is helping drive down Covid infections in Europe

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This makes perfect sense as Sage is saying it as it is, but is the Government or more essentially are Boris and/or Sajid and even Rishi, we will wait and see. However, I do hope the wait is not long as COVID waits for no one. and by waiting pain and suffering and even deaths will occur unnecessarily.

But then that is Government for you.

Source: Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions

Get booster jab, wear face masks inside and meet outdoors if you want to save Christmas, Sajid Javid warns


In other words do the opposite from MPs in the House of Parliament as there hardly anyone there is wearing a face-mask, so is it that they don’t want to save Christmas, let alone set an example to the UK population.

 

Source: Get booster jab, wear face masks inside and meet outdoors if you want to save Christmas, Sajid Javid warns

Lancaster University intranasal vaccine offers promise to block COVID-19 where it starts | Lancaster University


Research by Lancaster University scientists to create a COVID-19 vaccine which can be administered through the nose has taken a significant step forward.

Source: Lancaster University intranasal vaccine offers promise to block COVID-19 where it starts | Lancaster University

Covid-19: China pressured WHO team to dismiss lab leak theory, claims chief investigator | The BMJ


A World Health Organisation mission to study the covid pandemic’s origins in China, which announced in February that the possibility that the virus had escaped from a laboratory needed no further investigation,1 was put under pressure by Chinese scientists who made up half the team to reach that conclusion, the scientist who led the mission has said.Peter Ben Embarek, who led the scientists dispatched by WHO to Wuhan, told a Danish television documentary, broadcast on 12 August, that the Chinese scientists refused to even discuss the lab leak scenario2 unless the final report dismissed any need for further investigation.Having haggled about it until 48 hours before they left China, Ben Embarek said, his Chinese counterpart eventually agreed to discuss the lab leak theory in the report “on the condition we didn’t recommend any specific studies to further that hypothesis.”Discussing the team’s findings before leaving China, Ben Embarek told reporters that a lab leak was “extremely unlikely.” Asked by Denmark’s TV2 if that wording was …

Source: Covid-19: China pressured WHO team to dismiss lab leak theory, claims chief investigator | The BMJ

Doctor warns holding Games could lead to ‘Olympic virus’ strain – Japan Today


The head of a Japanese doctors’ union warned on Tuesday that holding the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, with tens of thousands of people from around the world, could lead to the emergence of an “Olympic” strain of the coronavirus. Japan has pledged to hold a “safe and secure”…

 

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The Japanese Government and the IOC do not care about anyone in Japan otherwise they would have already cancelled the Olympic Games 2021.

To them the Games are the top priority and when the COVID pandemic takes off more strongly they will just ignore the responsibilities that should have taken.

I appreciate that the athletes hav trained for this event and has already be cancelled last year, but this is above the needs of the athletes for it is about the population of Japan and the populations of the countries that the athletes will be returning to.

So the Games should have alredy been cancelled, but it is not too late, so for all concerned please cancel these Olympics and the Para-Olympics immediately.

 

Source: Doctor warns holding Games could lead to ‘Olympic virus’ strain – Japan Today

Japan’s Olympic delegation to receive vaccinations from June 1 | The Japan Times


The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will avoid using public health officials in order to reduce the strain on the country’s medical system amid efforts to vaccinate senior citizens.


Japan and the IOC are doing all they can to justify their decision to proceed with the Games, but the best option would still be to cancel the Games, for although the vaccines rediuce to prospect of catching COVID-19 and if you do the possible the consequences you still catch it and pass it on, so on persons returning hoem could still pass COVID to their family members or anyothers.

So continuing with the Games is still not justified.

Source: Japan’s Olympic delegation to receive vaccinations from June 1 | The Japan Times