Our government portrays the virus as a terrifying danger of Freddie Kruger proportions of which we should live in perpetual fear. "It will knock on your door and wants to kill you and your children. Do not talk to your neighbours, and do not pat dogs" they advise.
To allay people's fears, Dr Joseph Mercola wrote:
"Indeed, at this point, we know there's no reason to fear COVID-19. Overall, its lethality is on par with the common flu.40,41,42,43,44 Provided you're not in a nursing home or have multiple comorbidities, your chances of surviving a bout of COVID-19 is 99.74%, on average.45 It truly doesn't get much better than that, unless you expect mankind to suddenly achieve immortality."
I'd say, if you are healthy and read and act on the hundreds of articles on this website about investing in your health, you need not worry. If you do catch COVID-19 in the wild - then you have a 99.47% chance of surviving, so, right now, if you worry about this virus, then worry more about being struck by lightning. More realistically, be afraid of crossing the road!
The destruction being wreaked upon this beautiful country is not caused by a tricky virus; it is the Government's response that is at fault.
In my blog, I've said many times that nobody in NZ ever needed to die from COVID unless it was time for them to depart. Effective prophylactic measures and treatments are available and they improve in their effectiveness by the day. We must encourage and support our general practitioners to practice health-oriented medicine, including being able to choose the best treatments for their patients. Currently, they are dictated to by health bureaucrats, politicians and academics who have little or no frontline medicine experience.
Dr Mercola wrote:
"Should you develop symptoms, remember there are several effective early treatment protocols to choose from, such as the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance I-MASK+46 protocol, the Zelenko protocol, and nebulized peroxide, detailed in Dr David Brownstein's case paper and Dr Thomas Levy's free e-book, Rapid Virus Recovery. Whichever treatment protocol you use, make sure you begin treatment as soon as possible, ideally at the first onset of symptoms."
One of the Government's top scientific advisers told me we face another two years, if not longer, of lockdowns, border controls and six-monthly booster shots. That rang the alarm bells for me: how can people tolerate more years of this torture and will New Zealand gain the status of a banana republic?
To get out of this tortured mess, I see a shift in focus as our most expedient and obvious solution. It's high time to combine self-help and holistic, integrative medicine with public health measures such as a sugar tax, taxes off fresh produce, action on poverty, measures to reduce obesity and diabetes and more.
A single puzzle piece does not make the whole picture.
Likewise, good health never comes from a single pill; it comes from detailed attention to 1,001 different things - never one, like an untested drug that was rushed to market. History tells us that a vaccine is of limited value on its own without public health measures such as exercise, access to clean water, sewers, warm, dry housing, sunlight and fresh, nutrient-dense food. On these measures, New Zealand has been losing ground since the 1970s.
Rather than succumb to the fearsome headlines that we face daily let's look at them as a wake-up call to address the root causes of our rapidly declining health and fitness amongst what was the most robust population of New Zealanders a few generations ago. A virus has little power over a healthy body. But the constant bombardment of fear captures our attention and whittles away at our optimism and our immunity. A shift in focus to a wider view of the whole picture is called for.
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Dr Guy Hatchard sent me this just after publishing the above article:
Press Release: Why, How, and Where for Jacinda and Labour?
As New Zealand looks across the globe to Europe and sees the most vaccinated continent rising in a fourth wave of Covid and contemplates the failure of mass vaccination to protect millions, Jacinda and Labour have decided to bet the farm on more not less. As accumulating data indicates that adverse reactions to mRNA dwarf any previous vaccines, we ask how did we become so certain about something so uncertain and risky?
Following the discovery of DNA, genetic research became the poster boy for a rosy future free from illness. Biotech garnered the lion’s share of all research money and university funding. But during the first decade of this century, gene therapy sunk into the doldrums. Efforts to bring relief to sufferers of genetic defects that cause diseases or increase vulnerability to cancer and other illnesses, were floundering due to serious adverse side effects of the virus vectors used to introduce genetic material to cells—with a similar aim to novel cell invasion technology used in DNA and mRNA vaccines which create similar risks. The Mayo Clinic summarises these as:
Unwanted immune system reaction. Your body's immune system may see the introduced genetic sequences as intruders and attack them. This can cause inflammation and, in severe cases, organ failure.
Targeting the wrong cells. Altered viruses may infect additional cells — not just the targeted cells. If this happens, healthy cells may be damaged, causing other illness or diseases, such as cancer.
Infection caused by the virus. It's possible that once introduced into the body, the viruses and/or viral fragments may exercise their original ability to cause disease.
Possibility of causing a tumour. If genetic information becomes incorporated into your DNA, the insertion might lead to tumours.
Some of these adverse effects can take years to register and detect, necessitating long testing lead times. Despite investment of billions, no useful medicines were coming to market because of unacceptable side effects, leaving pharmaceutical companies financially struggling to recoup investment. Opinion among genetic scientists became polarised. More cautious biotechnologists, aware of the verified pitfalls and risks became locked in a struggle with those who believed in the inevitability of biotech medicine and were willing to take the risks. Experimentation by biotech advocacy groups away from scrutiny, like that at the Wuhan Virology Laboratory, became normalised.
To bypass safety regulations, pharmaceutical companies knew they would need to engineer a seismic shift in acceptable levels of risk and harm. Then the Covid-19 pandemic struck, pharmaceutical companies and research bodies moved into high gear to develop gene vaccines. Simultaneously the public relations and lobbying arm of biotech swung into action. Long planned and nurtured pipelines into government regulators were primed and pumped. The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), with close ties to big pharma (to which Medsafe belongs) began to produce policy and procedure papers which informed Medsafe’s advice to our government. Biotech was going all in on its bet that regular shots of gene technology would be mandated for everyone in the world. Senior and highly experienced figures in the biotech world who spoke out about severe risks were marginalised by placement of clever publicity.
Now the wheels are coming off and our government is on the back foot. It is certain that the preventive effects of mRNA vaccines are short lived and they are as much as 50 times more risky than traditional vaccines. Some of the predicted risks are being seen among the vaccinated such as immune deficiency, thrombosis, heart inflammation, and more. The government’s situation is dire, if they admit that vaccination is not a stand alone solution they will lose face and political advantage. If they start admitting to the public that the side effects of the vaccine are significant and a potential time bomb for the whole population, they face political oblivion.
They have decided that the way ahead is safety in numbers—ignore flags of risk, vaccinate virtually the whole population and drag along the agreement of the media and the other political parties. Create a fearful and exaggerated picture of the both devastation of the disease and the efficacy of the vaccine. At the same time they have promoted a scapegoat myth that the unvaccinated can be blamed for everything. All of these government actions have been curated by the public relations machine of big pharma and its pipeline into Medsafe who have refused to institute policies that would adequately measure and analyse side effects of the vaccination programme.
The big picture is evident. The world is beset with almost out of control problems of health, food security, climate, and pollution. Extra-governmental international players are bidding to take control on a global level based on their narrow commercial interests. New Zealand needs to take back control of its own situation and sovereignty. One thing is absolutely clear and at odds with our current government’s policies—covid is a disease that severely affects those already ill whether they are vaccinated or not.
The preventive answer to the severity and longevity of the pandemic is not a shot in the arm, but a massive effort to improve the general health of our population naturally through improved diet, exercise, nutrition, reduced stress, and sufficient rest. Remove GST from fresh fruit and vegetables, improve education in schools a la Jaime Oliver, regulate known disease vectors like excess sugar, hard fats, and pollutants, inform the public more fully, investigate and promote verified approaches to health like organic food, meditation, and yoga.
The world is never going to recover from this pandemic unless we move in a new direction. Governments have put off change for years. It will take open minds, political bravery, intellectual honesty, and persistence, not an ineffective approach fraught with harm.
Guy Hatchard PhD