Speaking to SKY News this morning, Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi, claimed that there is a “tsunami of disinformation and” that a “unit across government” is dealing with tech companies to take it down as soon as possible.
SKY presenter Niall Paterson had asked him to comment on fears among ethnic minority groups that the vaccine could affect fertility and might be dangerous for pregnant women. Zahawi said that those fears are unfounded. But as usual, he’s lying. When the vaccines were first cleared for use, Pregnant women or women trying to conceive were advised not to have one.
This is the advice given on the government website:
“The vaccines have not yet been tested in pregnancy, so until more information is available, those who are pregnant should not routinely have this vaccine. Non-clinical evidence is required before any clinical studies in pregnancy can start, and before that, it is usual to not recommend routine vaccination during pregnancy.”
It couldn’t be clearer. Zahawi is a liar. It is reprehensibly reckless to claim that covid vaccines are safe for pregnant women. I’d donate a kidney, if it gave me a shot at one of these government ministers. The gormless Paterson, just nodded along and congratulated Zahawi on the part he has played in vaccinating 15 million people to date. Watching it is soul destroying.
The government website also states that:
“Evidence from non-clinical studies of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been received and reviewed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This evidence was also reviewed by World Health Organisation and the regulatory bodies in the USA, Canada and Europe and has raised no concerns about safety in pregnancy.”
But that means nothing of course. In short it’s saying, “The MHRA and the WHO received data from Pfizer and it raised no concerns about pregnancy.” That’s neatly sidestepping the fact that it hasn’t been tested on pregnant women and again, that vaccines are not routinely offered during pregnancy.
NHS UK claims that the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) has updated its information on pregnancy. It says:
There’s no evidence the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe if you’re pregnant. But more evidence is needed before you can routinely be offered it.
The JCVI has updated its advice to recommend you may be able to have the vaccine if you’re pregnant and:
- at high risk of getting coronavirus because of where you work
- have a health condition that means you’re at high risk of serious complications of coronavirus
I highlighted may for a reason. The JCVI updated its advice despite having no new evidence to justify it. This is sinister at the very least. You’d have to be crazy to take this vaccine full stop. That is my opinion. I am not an epidemiologist nor am I a clinician. But I can read. I’ve been a journalist for more than 20 years.
I’ve witnessed the devastation vaccines can cause. See Pandemrix and Gardasil. In the government’s own words, vaccines are not routinely offered to pregnant women. This one was rushed into existence in months. It ordinarily takes a decade. It’s is already proving to be problematic. If you’re pregnant or trying to be, give it a wide berth.