If large numbers of people of the right cohort, those who are at most at risk of COVID infection, do not get vaccinated, then the restrictions will have to remain and we will not be returning to normal until the vaccination is in place.
Kate Bingham, chair of the government’s vaccine task force in the UK, made some worrying statements this week as she points the finger of shame at anyone who questions the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
“Vaccination has been an incredibly positive force for good in global society and they are not helping themselves or others by pushing an anti-vax message,”
I’m interested to know what evidence she has to back up such claims, oh, ok this must be the evidence:
We are now living in a world where we don’t have millions of children dying in childhood.
The last case of smallpox was in the 1970s. Polio is now very rare.
Apparently she missed the well-known fact that the largest attributing factor in reducing disease Worldwide has been clean water and sanitation.
I will also assume she hasn’t looked into the history of smallpox or polio, because in both cases there is little to suggest that the lack of vaccines was the reason people were dying. Nor does the data suggest vaccines were the reason for the decline in these diseases.
But a controversial topic like this is far too long to be had here, but I’ll get to it in a future series of articles.
Moving on, she went on to say:
Vaccination has had a massively positive benefit to society and if we get large numbers of people vaccinated then the restrictions we are all currently facing will stop and we will return to normal.
But conversely, if large numbers of people of the right cohort, those who are at most at risk of COVID infection, do not get vaccinated, then the restrictions will have to remain and we will not be returning to normal until the vaccination is in place.
So what Kate is trying to say is, if you want your freedom back, you need to get vaccinated. Good old-fashioned blackmail!
There is one major problem with this approach, firstly we don’t yet have a vaccine, but more importantly when we do it will be largely untested for safety.
And yes, I know the media are celebrating a couple of the coronavirus vaccine trials, claiming that they are safe and create neutralizing anti-bodies.
The first findings from a human trial to develop a coronavirus vaccine have shown it is safe and induces a “strong” immune reaction.
But in reality a safety study with a small handful of people, over a period of just a few weeks can not determine safety of any product. Nor does a “strong” immune reaction equate to “it works”.
Previous attempts at making a coronavirus vaccine didn’t work out quite so well, as this video explains:
So if I’m understanding this lady correctly, she is suggesting that the population of the UK cannot return to any sense of normality, as in no muzzles, no social distancing and obviously no singing or shouting in pubs, until a large proportion of the population accept a relatively untested vaccine.
Now, how do you feel about that? Leave your comments below.