Mary + Polly Discuss AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Volunteer, New Zealand ‘Quarantine Camps’ and More
In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense vice chair and general counsel, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discuss the AstraZeneca vaccine trial participant who says he was injured, New Zealand “quarantine camps” … and more.
- A participant in India’s AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trials reported to the Serum Institute, which is sponsoring the trial, that he developed acute neuro encephalopathy (a condition similar to what autistic children experience) after receiving the vaccine. “We should be very concerned about the tremendous levels of adverse events in all the COVID vaccine trials, and the obfuscation around who was in the trials.”
- New Zealand is creating “quarantine camps” where people who test positive for COVID are held against their will until they test negative. “It’s extraordinary that a common law country like New Zealand is leading the charge in these draconian measures.”
- In Portugal, the court ruled it illegal to force four German tourists into quarantine on the basis of a PCR test — which can give up to 97% false positives. Finland says it will not test healthy people, because there’s too much risk of false positives.
- Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said he will refuse the COVID vaccine. “Good for him, it’s an individual’s right anywhere to refuse unwanted medical intervention, and it’s the law here in the U.S.”
- Employers can legally mandate the flu vaccine as a measure to prevent employees from getting COVID, but look for this issue to get more contentious. Some employers will also try to mandate COVID vaccines, “but I think legal cases against COVID vaccine mandates will succeed.”
- Celebrities are being recruited to counter “anti-vaxxers” and guilt people into getting the vaccine “for the common good, for your mother, for your grandmother.” But we’ll have celebrities on our side, too, and they’ll talk about the potential for injuries without liability, and how for vaccine makers and others, “there are trillions of dollars at stake.”
- In the UK, the British army says it will deploy its information warfare unit against “anti-vax propaganda.” But typically when a country starts deploying the military against its own citizens, “it doesn’t work for very long.”
- Some good news last week: The Supreme Court said New York can’t restrict the number of people allowed to gather in churches and synagogues. The court ruled that the government can’t use a crisis to overrule the First Amendment.
- There’s still time to contact the District of Columbia’s mayor and ask her to veto a bill, passed by Nov. 17 by the district’s city council that would allow children 11 and older to get a vaccine without parental consent. If this bill passes, Big Pharma will try to push it through all over the country. Even if you don’t live in D.C. please contact Mayor Bower. Go here for details.