At a recent Freedom Day gathering, one of our team, Robin Birch, gave a speech about CSL (the now-privatised Commonwealth Serum Laboratory) and Australia’s Covid19 vaccines. The event was held in a park next door to CSL’s factory in Broadmeadows on December 6.
A few people asked for a copy of her speech, so we thought we’d supply it in a blog post. Here is the speech with links to sources added. Find a video of all the speeches at the bottom of this article.
CSL and Covid vaccines
Our federal government has signed up to buy 4 different Covid vaccines, if the trials prove them to be safe and effective. Two of them will be available for use here early next year. See Australia’s vaccine agreements
One is made by the drug company Pfizer, and our government has ordered 10 million doses, which will be manufactured in the United States and Europe. This vaccine uses a technology never used in an approved vaccine before – very delicate messenger RNA molecules in a slippery coating are injected and slip inside cells, where the cell’s machinery uses the RNA’s code to make the spike protein found on the Covid19 virus. The spike protein makes those spikes all over the outside of the virus. See:
COVID-19 vaccines: The new technology that made them possible
The idea is the immune system mounts an immune reaction to the spike protein, which our body will remember should it meet up with the coronavirus another time.
CSL can’t manufacture this vaccine because the messenger RNA molecules are so fragile they need to be kept frozen at minus 70 degrees Celsius, and CSL don’t have that capability.
CSL are however manufacturing the other vaccine due early next year, which was developed by Oxford University and the drug company AstraZenica. CSL started manufacture on November 9, and are expecting to deliver 3.6 million doses early next year, followed by 30 million doses per month till September.
All of which begs the question: why are deliveries and doses all worked out when these vaccines have not yet been proved to be safe and effective? Do they have a crystal ball?
The Oxford/AstraZenica vaccine also uses revolutionary technology. Here a chimpanzee virus carries a coronavirus gene into recipients’ cells, also turning them into a spike protein factory. See previous link.
For both vaccines, how long does the body keep making the spike protein? They say it only lasts for days but only long-term safety testing, lasting for years, can answer questions like this.
CSL will also be manufacturing a Covid vaccine developed by the University of Queensland, which uses a more conventional approach, but this vaccine is still in the earlier stages of trials.
So, about safety studies:
- They are performed by the manufacturers, so we have to just trust what they say.
- Mostly only healthy people participate, yet a lot of people with chronic conditions, and some very unwell people, will be told the vaccines are safe for them.
- Safety studies of new regular drugs normally last for around 5 years.
- In a Pfizer trial, half of those aged 18-55 had body-wide adverse events. One man woke up with chills, shaking so hard he cracked a tooth after taking the second dose. See Coronavirus vaccine trial participants report day-long exhaustion, fever and headaches — but say it’s worth it
- In an Oxford/AstraZeneca trial, only one dose caused over half of participants to experience adverse events. One person developed transverse myelitis, which is similar to polio paralysis. See: The AstraZeneca/Oxford University Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial – Why Was It Paused?
But do the vaccines work?
We are told over and over that life won’t go back to normal until a vaccine arrives and most of us take it. This implies the goal is for the vaccine to stop transmission of infection, you’d think?
Well it turns out the vaccine developers have given up on that idea. What they are aiming for now is for their vaccine to reduce Covid19 symptoms, and that’s what they are testing for.
There’s been gleeful reporting that both the Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZenica vaccines have been found to be 95% successful at preventing Covid19!
But there’s trickery in the wording because the words “Covid 19” mean the disease, and in medicine, “disease” means symptoms. It doesn’t mean the virus that causes the disease. In reality the testing has not established the vaccine stops infection or transmission, and is not even designed to look at that.
Hear from Dr. Tony Fauci himself, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US – he said this on 26 October:
If the vaccine also allows you to prevent initial infection, that would be great. But what I would settle for, and all of my colleagues would settle for is the primary endpoint to prevent clinically recognisable disease.
See: Fauci: Early COVID-19 vaccines will only prevent symptoms, not block the virus
If the vaccine does not stop infection and transmission, a vaccinated person could develop an infection, not know they have it, and get out and about and pass the virus onto other people. They become a Typhoid Mary, or Corona Colin – why should they be able to board an aeroplane while an unvaccinated person cannot?
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Click to watch all the speeches (Facebook). Robin’s talk is around 24 minutes in.
Many thanks to Convoy Liberation for organising this great event!
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