For the attention of:
Dr Fiona Godlee
Editor in Chief of The BMJ
Dear Dr Godlee, in a recent article on The BMJ, Mohammed Razai et al “offer an overview of vaccine hesitancy and some approaches that clinicians and policymakers can adopt at the individual and community levels to help people make informed decisions about covid-19 vaccination”.
Currently it appears the covid-19 vaccine products aren’t claimed to prevent infection/transmission re SARS-CoV-2, they’re purported to reduce the symptoms of the disease covid-19. (This is an important distinction, which I realised after publication of my BMJ rapid response last year, requesting clarification of whether these were really covid-19 vaccines…or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines? I question the status of the covid-19 ‘vaccines’ and the quality of the ‘immunity’ they provide, and prefer to describe these products as covid-19 ‘injections’.)
But if people aren’t at serious risk of covid-19, why should they be pressed to have covid-19 injections? This applies to most people, particularly children and young people, who are not greatly affected by SARS-CoV-2.
Why are people not at serious risk of covid being set up to have covid injections throughout their entire lives?
This includes many people who may already be naturally immune. Their own effective natural immune response will be interfered with via these injections.
It’s planned to press these covid injections on the entire global population throughout life. We have no idea of the long-term consequences of this medical intervention to purportedly protect against a disease which isn’t a serious threat to most people.
Who initiated this plan to inject the entire global population with covid-19 injections, how was this plan evaluated? Certainly there was no public consultation about this rushed and unprecedented global covid-19 injection rollout, which is relevant to us all.
Now vaccine industry CEOs announce people may face a lifetime of covid injections, with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla saying “people will likely need a booster dose of a covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated” and “it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually”. How many billions will the vaccine industry make out of the booming covid injection market?
With covid-19 injections now being pressed upon people of all ages, including children in some countries, there must be public discussion on the ethics of injecting people who are not at risk with covid-19 with covid-19 injections, and the unknown cumulative consequences of covid injections throughout life, on top of the other vaccine load.
Dr Godlee, it’s commendable that Mohammed Razai et al are keen “to help people make informed decisions about covid-19 vaccination”, but clinicians and policymakers must think very carefully about pressing people not at risk of covid-19 to have covid-19 injections, potentially for the rest of their lives, as this is an ethical and legal minefield.
Razai et al and clinicians and policymakers and others would do well to pay careful attention to the points raised by Noel Thomas in his BMJ rapid response relevant to informed consent, e.g. “The many things that UK law expects of doctors when obtaining informed consent, include discussion of all material risks that a reasonable person might be expected to wish to know about” and “The fact that covid-19 vaccine makers have all declined to accept any compensation liability for their products, would surely be essential information to explain to any reasonable person, who might, in other circumstances, wonder at the wisdom of accepting an electric kettle, a bicycle, or a car, whose maker similarly lacked confidence in their product?”
Just how informed is ‘the consent’ being given by the millions of people around the world being pressed to have covid-19 injections?
Dr Godlee, people not at serious risk of disease should not be coerced by doctors and others to have medical interventions of questionable benefit for them.
Independent person investigating the over-use of vaccine products and conflicts of interest in vaccination policy
- Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy: https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1138
- Covid-19 vaccines…or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines? Clarification needed: https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3258/rr-14
- Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/pfizer-ceo-says-third-covid-vaccine-dose-likely-needed-within-12-months.html
- Re: Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy: https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1138/rr-19
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