Important Facts about Children and Covid

January 14, 2022 Covid is NOT a threat to healthy children. [1] Children are NOT a significant source of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others. [2] Some children who have been injected with Covid vaccines have developed myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), some have had heart attacks and some have died. [3]  For most…

Facts … or Myths?

In September 2021, the NZ Herald online published a piece with the title: “10 of the biggest vaccine myths debunked” This article bears the banner of the Herald’s then new initiative to promote Covid shots to the NZ public which the paper is calling “The 90% project”. The story is by Helen Petousis-Harris who is…

Of dead teenagers and a government’s response

As I write, Auckland is suffering through an extended Level 4 lockdown.  Most shops and other businesses are shut.  Schools are empty. Driving through suburban streets to get to a supermarket is like driving through a ghost town. The reason for the initiation of this lockdown?  A single case of the so-called “Delta variant” of…

The indecent haste to destroy the control group in the great Covid-19 injection experiment

August 30, 2021 Like most people, I have taken a keen interest in Covid-19 – and my interest has extended to the development and roll out of Covid vaccines.  A couple of important facts have caught my attention: Not all companies involved in developing Covid vaccines used a real (inert) placebo such as a saline…

What do big businesses know about Covid jabs that you don’t?

A couple of concerning reports suggest that big businesses may be privy to information about Covid jabs that is not being shared with the general public. One of these reports is in relation to the oil and gas industry in the United States; another relates to a business that supplies infant formula to China. In…

Should 12 year olds be making decisions about healthcare?

August 23, 2021 Does a 12 year old child have sufficient intellectual and emotional maturity to make medical decisions for himself (or herself)? In a non-emergency situation, should a 12 year old child be able to consent to a medical procedure without their parent(s) being involved and also giving their consent? I think any sensible…

Top Israeli doctor discusses his country’s experience with new viral variant

Israel got early access to the Pfizer Covid jab thanks to a deal that its government made with Pfizer* and the Israeli government pushed the vaccine hard, resulting in a high vaccination rate. 85% of Israelis who are eligible for Covid jabs have been vaccinated. Like many countries in the world, Israel now has cases…

Covid, Covid Vaccines and Children

Editor’s introduction:  It is common to think of children, with their still-developing immune systems (and often poor adherence to basic hygiene practices) of being potentially more vulnerable to infectious diseases than are adults.  However, in the case of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, concern that children are at risk of becoming seriously ill or…