This is the letter I sent to my Member of of Parliament yesterday forwarding the excellent letter to the UK's Secretary of Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock (pictured with Bill Gates), by Robert Verkerk and Damien Downing:
RE: THE CRITICAL NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY AROUND COVID-19 VACCINES
I am forwarding the excellent letter (attached) to Matt Hancock by Robert Verkerk of the Alliance for Nautal Health International and Damien Downing of the British Society for Ecological Medicine requesting transparency over the introduction of any COVID-19 vaccines in response to the current crisis, and I would suggest that it is necessary for the Secretary of State to make clear undertakings rather than vague professions of good faith. The letter can be found here on-line .
It was well understood even in the 19th century how statistics could be distorted for political purposes, since when the methods have only become more sophisticated and ultimately potentially more obfuscating. The safety, usefulness and effectiveness of universal vaccines should have to be meticulously and transparently established, yet we advance at reckless pace. It is certain that none of the candidates will have long term testing and it is questionable who on the face of it they could sensibly be given to .
There are other matters of transparency which go beyond the Verkerk/Downing letter. For example, the unusual arrangement by which the Secretary of State is also the main shareholder in the Porton Down Lab (as is now well-known). It was distressing to see how the Secretary of State began pumping public money into the speculative Porton Down vaccine project in the early stages of the epidemic, while failing to ensure that the puplic were immediately protected  (we are now heading for the worst fatality rate of any country). On the 19 March Public Health England put out a statement that they no longer considered COVID-19 to be a high risk disease  and within a day we were facing lockdown. Not much more convincing, now, are tub thumping references to British innovation by the Business Secretary or the Prime Minister.
I must further point to the anomalous position of Prof Pollard, board member of the Jenner Foundation, head of the Oxford Vaccine Group, adviser to the MHRA, and chair of the JCVI. With the eruption of Kawasaki like symptoms in children with COVID-19 I was recently forced to note that Pollard's Bexsero Meningitis B vaccine, according to the manufacturer's data, may cause Kawasaki Diseasein as many as 3 in 1,000 children . Pollard was not only lead developer of the vaccine but recommended it for infant use at his second meeting as chair of the JCVI . I take the view that it is not so much Prof Pollard who is to blame for this as the government, who evidently find this continuing situation expedient.
We know so far that the Porton/Oxford vaccine will not be tested against genuine placebo , so we start in bad place.
It is absolutely essential if we are going to have these products that the state operates by some conventional rules and this manifestly is not presently happening.
Please will you communicate my concern to the Secretary of State.
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With best wishes,
Post Script Following a couple of queries I sent a further note to my MP: "Regarding my letter yesterday, I just wanted to make clear because a couple of people have taken me up on it that I was in no way seeking to imply that Matt Hancock was personally benefitting from the office the Secretary of State's shareholdership in Porton Down, I was simply pointing to the unusual nature of the arrangement."
John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism. See also Meryl Nass "The UK has the world's highest COVID mortality..."