(Updated 30th December, 2022)
Like the rest of the world, we've been told we need these vaccines for COVID-19; otherwise, we are all going to die, or something like that. But is this true, and how come more people are dying from the vaccines and not the infections, and how come it is the vaccinated who are suffering the most during this latest wave of infections?
Let's face it, we are an increasingly unhealthy lot. I’m in my 46th year of working full-time in the health sector. During that time, I have seen New Zealand go from being one of the healthiest countries in the developed world to one of the most unhealthy countries.
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The curse of the narrow-field expert
Contributing to the need for these vaccines is the lack of interest by those in charge of our COVID-19 response in any measures to improve population health (It may also be that the Pfizzer contract forbids such discussion and advice,but they won't let us see it). I don't think it helps that many of the experts advising the Government are academics and career administrators who have never treated a sick person or have not done so for a long time. Take an expert out of his or her field, which may be very narrow, and they may know little more than you, sometimes a lot less.
Good health: your best protection and our way out of this ongoing mess!
We know this: if you are in good health, especially if you are young, then your risk of dying from this virus is less than the risk of driving to the clinic to get checked for COVID. The trouble is, the idea of who is a healthy person nowadays is very different to what I remember and still consider a healthy person. The bar today is very low, and what they prescribe to stay healthy is actually very unhealthy. Big Pharma and Big Medicine have conditioned us to believe that there is an instant quick fix for all that ails us to the day we die. We are told we do not have to be proactive in our health because there is always a doctor, draped in a white coat, who will gallop over the horizon, syringe in hand, to save us. Dream on!
We are in big trouble if we do not invest in the basics of good health.
Many experts predict that infections like COVID-19 are humanity's future, requiring more and more medical technology, such as mRNA drugs, to control the onslaught that is coming. I agree we are sitting ducks for getting smashed by infections such as COVID-19. I say this for these reasons, as they apply to New Zealand, but more drugs are not our saviours:
A Tsunami of old people (I'm one of them) is now swamping our shores. Few will die peacefully in their sleep because of old age. Most of us will get sick and die slowly, unpleasantly, and at great expense.
Like the rest of the world, New Zealanders, once a sparse, rural-based populace, are now crowding into cities.
We no longer commune with Mother Nature like we used to. You get the idea - fresh air, sunshine, dirt between our toes. Some call this grounding.
Poverty is increasing, along with its associated poor nutrition, poor housing, high stress and dislocation from one's tribe.
The echelon of children from the 1970s onwards who are immune-suppressed or suffering auto-immune conditions (mostly of these are medically induced, by the way).
80-90% of New Zealanders are now vitamin D deficient. This is because of the well-intentioned but misguided "SunSmart" programme which may benefit those with the Celtic gene but damages the health of all others. Vitamin D has a long list of health benefits, including regulating the immune system and inflammation.
New Zealanders are among the most zinc and selenium-deficient people in the world. Like vitamin D, these minerals support immune health and regulate inflammation.
Our food has about half the trace nutrients but almost twice its calories compared to fifty years ago. Our caloric needs have almost halved because we are so sedentary.
Inflammatory and immune-suppressing sugar, grains and unhealthy forms of fat now dominate our diets.
We are competing to be the top junk-food nation in the world.
We have some of the most obese people in the OECD.
Toxins abound: we add thousands of new chemicals to our environment every year. Some say New Zealand uses more agricultural chemicals per capita than any other country.
The mRNA vaccine damages people's immune systems, increasing all health risks, increasing blood clotting risk and encouraging viral mutation and transmission.
I concede: if we allowed community transmission of COVID-19, there would be an unacceptable spike in deaths and increased morbidity. Unless we address each of the things I have listed above, COVID-19 and the following viruses that come along will wreak if they get into the population, unhealthy as it is. What worries me is we do not know how lasting the vaccines will be or how well those with weak or dysfunctional immune systems will respond to the vaccine. Will mass vaccination mean we can open our borders and travel freely? Maybe? Maybe not?
I have written many articles about what one might call a "healthy" response to COVID-19. I'm not the only one. Many thousands of doctors and allied health professionals worldwide, agree with me, but they are being ignored. Read what I have written here: https://www.garymoller.com/blog-1/search/covid
I wrote the following about this time last year:
"We are currently free of community transmission of the virus. This is wonderful, but we can not fully engage with the rest of the world. We can not conveniently travel outside our shores, nor can anyone visit without quarantine. With no community transmission, there is no building up of herd immunity in New Zealand. Unless there is mass vaccination, we must maintain tight border controls. This strategy has cost us at least $50 billion in direct and indirect expenses and climbing. Oh - what we could have done with that money to improve the nutritional status of our people and reduce poverty! But that was never going to happen."
There is no interest in promoting real health, just token health, probably because the actual money is in treating disease with drugs and surgery. Some say the health business requires a never-ending stream of people who are sick from the day they are born to the day they die. How long a person lives is irrelevant to this lucrative business model. Healthy people are bad for business.
In my 40-plus years in the health sector, I have watched medicine - health - steadily captured by big business. Being a doctor was once both a profession and an art. It no longer is. Today, there is talk of replacing the general practitioner with a computer algorithm that decides which drug to prescribe for you.
Suppose the Government was genuine in its intentions to improve the health of its people. In that case, one of the first actions during the initial lockdown should have been to remove GST from fruit and vegetables and place a punitive tax on high-sugar products. It did neither, instead closing grocery stores other than supermarkets, keeping liquor stores open while closing down natural health practitioners, including nutritionists, for the duration of the lockdown. Small businesses suffered while large corporates such as supermarkets gained more market share.
I apologise for sounding dark and depressing, but let's take the following as a positive reality check:
With no natural infection there will be no herd immunity.
With no interest at all in improving the health of New Zealanders, mass vaccination by an ineffective product will fail, as it is.
If you are in good health, you have little to fear from COVID-19.
Invest in your health and that of your family. Your Government is not going to.
"What about Long COVID and what about the healthy young person I hear died of COVID the other day, Gary?"
Have a good day - I'm off for a run, some sunshine, some fresh air, and somegrounding with Mother Nature!