New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly declared that 2021 is “the year of the vaccine”.
In March 2021 while appearing live on the AM Show Jacinda Ardern stated that she would be prepared to be vaccinated on camera in March 2021 order to improve the public’s confidence in the vaccine. 
The following is an Open Letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (written on March 23 and first published in Issue 2 of The Real News – Ed) to bring to her attention some important information about the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, in case she was unaware of these facts at the time she made the undertaking to be vaccinated on camera.
Open Letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Dear Prime Minister,
In March 2021 you indicated your willingness to be vaccinated on camera some time in 2021.
I am sure that you recognise that your good health is an important attribute in being able to fulfil your responsibilities as Prime Minister of New Zealand.
I would therefore like to bring the following facts to your attention in case you were unaware of them at the time that you claimed on camera that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) was “safe to take at the time” [of vaccination] but also “safe” in the “long term”. 
FACT 1: The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) is essentially experimental. The Phase 3 trial of this vaccine has NOT yet been completed. (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT04368728 )
This means that any claim that this vaccine is “safe” in either the short term or the long term is premature at best or misleading at worst.
FACT 2: Medsafe has not given full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) to be marketed in NZ. This vaccine has only provisional consent for distribution in NZ. As part of this provisional consent, Pfizer must supply additional information to Medsafe.
There are 48 conditions published on the NZ government online Gazette in relation to the provisional consent for COMIRNATY in NZ. ( See: https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2021-go338 )
I’ll highlight just a few of these below and leave it to your judgement as to whether or not a vaccine can accurately be described as “safe” when answers to such important safety-related questions may not yet have been supplied by the vaccine’s manufacturer.
Information about COMIRNATY which Pfizer has been asked to supply to Medsafe:
- Information relating to the possibility that the novel lipids in the vaccine may contain genotoxic contaminants.
- Information about whether the vaccine may contain proteins that may cause recipients to develop autoimmune conditions.
- Information about the DNA template which is used to manufacture the mRNA in the vaccine.
- Information relating to other types of RNA, including double stranded RNA (dsRNA) that may be present in the vaccine (in addition to the mRNA that codes for the spike protein for SARS-CoV-2). ( https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2021-go338 )
(A comprehensive article on the deficiencies of the datasheet for COMIRNATY and the conditions for its provisional approval is available at this link: https://therealnews.nz/2021/02/14/does-the-nz-datasheet-for-the-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-comirnaty-provide-sufficient-information-to-facilitate-informed-decision-making/ )
FACT 3: According to an article published on an Israeli news website, since the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) was introduced into Israel, mortality rates have sky-rocketed. According to analysis of a professor at the Aix-Marseilles University of Marseilles and an engineer, the mortality rate for older people has risen by “dozens of times” and for younger people the mortality rate has surged to “hundreds of times greater”. (https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/296028)
Do these massive increases in mortality in such a short time suggest to you that this is a “safe” vaccine?
FACT 4: As of March 11, 2021, more than 1739 deaths had been reported to the US VAERS system following vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”). 
Of these deaths, 30% occurred within 48 hours following injection of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. 
Does this number of reported deaths suggest to you that this is a safe vaccine?
(By comparison in the same time period there were only 85 deaths following an influenza vaccination reported to VAERS.)
FACT 5: In addition to the deaths being reported overseas in people who have been injected with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”), numerous other concerning adverse events have been reported including Guillain Barre Syndrome, seizures, severe allergic reactions and many more. (You can search for reports yourself via this link: https://medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.php )
Do you think that reports such as these are indicative of a “safe” vaccine?
FACT 6: The NZ government has granted Pfizer indemnity so that the manufacturer will not be liable  and cannot be sued if people in NZ are killed or injured by the vaccine. (Pfizer has sought indemnity deals some other countries and the deal sought with Argentina and Brazil the company reportedly “sovereign assets be put up as collateral against any future legal costs” and also wanted exclusion of liability for “negligence, fraud or malice”. (https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/23/pfizer-plays-hardball-in-covid19-vaccine-negotiations-in-latin-america/)
If Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is indeed “safe” why should the company be trying to broker such outrageous indemnity deals with governments?
FACT 7: As a healthy young adult your risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19 is very low (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html) (and even the NZ MoH admits that it is not known whether or not being vaccinated will prevent people from contracting the virus or spreading it to others). 
FACT 8: A whistle blower from a nursing home in Germany recently came forward with evidence that 25% of the residents died after being vaccinated with COMIRNATY.  https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/german-nursing-home-residents-died-pfizer-vaccine/ )
Does this sort of tragic outcome suggest to you that the vaccine is “safe”?
(If you have elderly family members would you want them to risk this sort of rate of severe side effects or death?)
FACT 9: You have stated that you want “everyone” to be vaccinated and the NZ government has purchased sufficient doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (“COMIRNATY”) for five million people.  This implies that your government intends for children and babies to be injected with this vaccine over the course of the one year long vaccination campaign.
To date, a major trial of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has enrolled fewer than 3000 children aged 12 -15 years and over. https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20210128/pfizer-fully-enrolls-pediatric-covid19-vaccine-trial-with-more-than-2k-kids# https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04368728
There is a listing for a study of BNT162b2 (the name given to the mRNA used in the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine) in children online at the following link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04818648 The study’s estimated start date is 19 March 20210 and its estimated completion date is January 12, 2021.
Young children are at the lowest risk from Covid-19 (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670) so if the vaccine turns out to cause significant side effects in children, the vaccination programme could easily do more harm than good.
FACT 10: From July 2021, the NZ government plans to extend vaccination to everyone aged 16 years and over. This presumably includes pregnant women.
There were no pregnant women included in the major study of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and the clinical trial for the vaccine during pregnancy is still recruiting and is not due for completion until June 27, 2022 https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04754594 There have also been reports of pregnancy complications including miscarriages and stillbirth after pregnant women have been vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. (See the article on page 35 of Issue 2 of The Real News which may be downloaded from https://therealnews.nz )
Pfizer’s own press releases state that there is “insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy”.
FACT 11: Covid-19 can be successfully treated in most cases – especially if treatment is initiated at an early stage of the infection. In fact India has a very low death rate from Covid-19 despite many people living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions because the state governments have provided people with inexpensive medication packs that allow people to successfully treat themselves at home. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/india-develops-covid-treatment-kit-for-less-than-3-per-person-with-miraculous-ivermectin
(With the recently reported “second wave” of Covid in India in May 2021, ivermectin as a treatment for Covid has now been adopted at a national level in India – Ed.)
The infection can also be successfully treated at later stages with judicious use of medications that have a good safety record. (See: https://covid19criticalcare.com/ )
FACT 12: There are other options for preventing Covid-19 beside vaccination. These include prescription medication such as ivermectin and nutrients such as vitamin D and vitamin C. (The fact sheet you can read at the following link outlines some of the prevention and treatment options.)
I hope that the above information will help you make a better informed decision about your own health – as well as contributing to a national debate about whether mass vaccination is the best way to manage Covid-19 in New Zealand.
If the above facts have not been brought to your attention by people who are paid to provide health advice to you and your cabinet, perhaps you may like to ask yourself why.
The Editors, The Real News
23 March 2021