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Natural immunity makes vaccine pointless* Vaccine causing damage to immune response* Dr Steve James says vaccines do not reduce infection or transmission* Covid misinformation - from Nadhim Zahawi
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By Oliver May
VACCINES do nothing to enhance immunity for those who have previously been infected with Covid, according to a study by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a video released yesterday, Dr John Campbell discussed the study from millions of people in California and New York in which they present evidence that making vaccination mandatory cannot be based on science.
“People who have had natural infection with SARS-CoV-2 have got very high levels of ongoing immunity, protection against disease and protecting against hospitalisation,” he says. “So if someone has had natural infection and then they are subsequently vaccinated, it really doesn’t improve their level of protection. People who have been infected and then vaccinated, versus people that have been infected then not vaccinated, their levels of immunity are essentially the same.
“Again, I’ve seen nothing of this in the mainstream media, these things that have got really profound input for what’s going to happen over the next few months and what’s happened over the past few years seem to be completely ignored. I haven’t seen this on the BBC, I haven’t seen this on NBC, I haven’t seen this anywhere.
“So for people who have had previous infection, whether they are vaccinated or not, vaccination is not further reducing their risk of hospitalisation. This is the power of natural infection.”
AND yesterday Dr Steve James – who famously took on Health Secretary Sajid Javid by telling him he was unhappy about mandatory vaccination – also stood his ground when interviewed by Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine.
Vine, who has hosted his TV show, Jeremy Vine on 5, with questions such as “Should we keep schools closed in January?”, “Should you cancel Christmas plans?” and “Should the UK impose a lockdown on those who haven’t had the Covid vaccine?” clearly had not read the CDC press release from 24 hours earlier when he interviewed Dr James saying, among other things, that it would “not be unreasonable” if a patient requests any doctor who treated them be vaccinated.
Here is the conversation in full:
Jeremy Vine [JV]: “What would make you change your mind about having the vaccine?”
Dr Steve James [SJ]: “Well first of all, that the side-effect profile was low enough for me to warrant having it. Secondly, whether there was evidence that it was going to be of benefit to me and thirdly whether there was an appropriate impact assessment in the right conditions to show that it would benefit patients.”
JV: “What about the argument that it benefits others if you have it because it just reduces the amount of virus being moved around the community?”
SJ: “So there’s two things there: At present, infection rates – and we assume therefore onward transmission rates – are the same in people who’ve got two doses of vaccine and are unvaccinated - that’s UKHSA data from the last month. So the current set up of being asked to have two doses of the vaccine does not confer benefit for infection .”
JV: “Is that correct? I’ve heard so many different tales, but the person I always go with is our [BBC] virologist, Dr Chris Smith, who says that you’re 60 per cent less likely to catch it if you’re vaccinated, which means you’re a lot less likely to pass it on because you didn’t get it in the first place.”
SJ: “But the data for the current period with omicron is not saying that.”
JV: “Ah, that’s omicron, right, but I’m just saying, if you’re less likely to get it, you’re less likely to pass it on, right?”
SJ: “But that’s not relevant to the current climate. We need to continually review the data. We can’t just go on data from an old situation and say that’s still relevant now.”
JV: “What about if you have patients who say, ‘I want the staff to be vaccinated’. Which I guess is not unreasonable [NOTE: refer to what Dr Steve James says in his last quote about what the Government is asking to determine whether you think is it ‘not unreasonable’]”
SJ: “The families I’ve spoken to since I’ve come on to the news, they’ve all expressed support for me and said they’re very, very happy to have me still treat them.”
JV: “So are you making plans to leave the NHS?”
SJ: “At the moment I’m taking it day by day. I’m looking at what we can do to help get the Government to look at the current situation, to look at what they are asking; they are asking us to take two doses of a vaccine that is currently not reducing infection or transmission, that hasn’t finished its trial period, has a highly concerning reporting rate with the [MHRA] Yellow Card system for adverse events [almost 2000 deaths and nearly 1,500,000 injuries that we know about], for a disease with a morbidity profile that’s similar to flu and where they won’t consider natural immunity.”
THERE are further issues with making Covid vaccination mandatory and problems for anyone vilifying those who have made a choice not to take it.
Yale epidemiologist Dr Harvey Risch, citing evidence from Public Health England, said: “Public Health UK have published a statement on this in their Week 42 weekly report that showed people who’ve had Covid, then get vaccinated, have lower levels of antinuclear antibodies [autoantibodies that bind to contents of the cell nucleus].
“And since the vaccines don’t address nucleic capsid antigens, they only address the the spike protein, it means that they [vaccines] are doing something that is damaging the immune response in a more general way than just what they do with the spike. This is empirical data that Public Health UK has published, so we know that this is happening, it’s not a theoretical issue about all of the niceties of laboratory biology and virology of things that could happen, it’s a real thing that’s been really observed by their testing.”
THIS brings News Uncut to its final item – and arguably most important considering the source of misinformation, former Vaccine Secretary and now Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi.
On several occasions over the past few days, Mr Zahawi has been guilty of spreading Covid misinformation:
On LBC: “Just to remind your listeners, 90 per cent of those in ICU fighting for their lives are unvaccinated. That is just heartbreaking.”
On BBC: “90 per cent of people in ICU today are unvaccinated.”
On talkRADIO: “90 per cent of those in ICU have not been vaccinated.”
Mr Zahawi has also clearly has not bothered to read the press release from the CDC, nor listened to one of his NHS doctors, Dr Steve James – even assuming what he says is true, which it isn’t.
Jamie Jenkins, former Head of Health/Job stats at the Office for Nations Statistics, fact-checked Mr Zahawi on each occasion on social media, saying:
“Full house of shows of misinformation yesterday. Latest estimate puts it [number of people in ICU who chose or could not have a vaccine] at 61 per cent in December. Since then numbers in ICU are down to lowest since July and around 40 per cent in ICU with Covid are in with it but not for it. Minister is misleading the public.”