The UK regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, saying it is safe and effective in this age group and the benefits outweigh any risks.
Ah, effective. We have been told the jabs are 90% or more effective – calculated from first trial data. But this is the flattering Relative Risk Reduction figure (RRR). The manufacturers don’t want you to know the Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR). In an article published in The Lancet this figure was 1.3% for AstraZeneca-Oxford, 1.2% for Moderna-NIH and 0.84% for Pfizer-BioNTech. I doubt millions would have clamoured for a shot in the arm if these numbers had been the ones promoted.
Another metric that is derived from the ARR calculations is the “number needed to vaccinate” (NNV) in the whole population. For Pfizer-BioNTech this comes out at 117 people needing to be jabbed to prevent one unhappy encounter with Covid-19. Put another way, 116 people who receive a shot will gain no benefit from it – but will have to take a chance on an adverse reaction, up to and including saying a final farewell to loved ones (if allowed).
Every evening the BBC gives its listeners the day’s Covid numbers for positive PCR tests and deaths within 28 days of a test. I would be interested to hear a breakdown of the death numbers – into the vaxxed and unvaxxed. People do get Covid after being “vaccinated” and they also die. In the latest Yellow Card Report (run date 26/5/2021) the number of deaths associated with the jab is now 1,253. We will probably never know if the jab was the cause of death because it appears that these cases are not being investigated.
Although GPs and Hospitals in the UK should report all instances of adverse vaccine reactions it would undoubtedly affect Big Pharma’s bottom line if they did so. VAERS, the American equivalent to the UK’s Yellow Card, is said to be receiving reports of only one to 10 percent of reactions experienced by recipients of the Covid jabs. Some hospital management boards are forbidding nurses to document reactions. And many nurses and other frontline workers are refusing a mandatory jab, even when threatened with dismissal for so doing.
The UK Column’s presentation of Yellow Card data begins with the run on 7 February, by which time 326 deaths had been linked to AstraZeneca, Pfizer and “Unidentified” vaccines. (Moderna joined the list in mid-April). Yellow Card weeks are not all 7 days long but I have matched its offerings with those of Johns Hopkins Covid-19 deaths in the UK (Worldometer).
The figures are presented below, starting at UK Column’s Week 2 (8 to 14 February).
In Week 15, the split is 38% of deaths associated with the Jab and 62% with Covid-19. Attempts have been made to separate those dying with a positive PCR and no comorbidities The UK Column a while back presented a figure for such deaths from Covid which was, if I recall, about 25% of the total. I don’t know if the under-reporting of Adverse Reactions is as great in the UK as it is in the USA. A very rough calculation of deaths associated with the vaccines in each country as a percentage of total population suggests that reporting in the UK is about 30% higher. With these two indications in mind I have revised the death figures for the last fourteen weeks of available Yellow Card data, doubling the vaccine related deaths and cutting the reported Covid-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive PCR test by 25%.
Although these revisions are modest they raise the current share of vax related deaths to over 60%.
The UK Covid deaths have bottomed out for the summer but will surely rise again in the autumn going into winter. Deaths related to the vaccines are likely to rise too whether the rollout continues “successfully” or not.
The regime and its well-funded propaganda machine are not good with figures. The legacy media last weekend was reporting that “hundreds of people” had gathered in London for a Freedom March. The highest sensible estimate was “a million”. Why not take the average and say 500,000. A great crowd. More of us should just say No.
Insect 32 · Drinker
Google Alt-Text: A close-up of a bee.
Euthrix potatoria is an Eggar Moth and named for its larval habit of drinking water droplets on leaves. This one seen on the Cleveland Way (North Cliffs).