Sunday, December 18, 2022

Guy Hatchard: The Political Science of the Unbelievable

Yesterday I was enjoying a cup of tea with Gary Moller overlooking Wellington Hospital. Over the course of an hour, there were six flights of rescue helicopters presumably ferrying injured or sick people for emergency treatment. Gary tells me the current frequency of these flights is very often at a rate unprecedented over the many years he has lived there. At night we hear the wailing of ambulance sirens.

Wellington is the seat of government. I wonder if our politicians have noticed? Or are they just putting a brave face on the carnage? When they read the international papers, do they wonder about people collapsing or dropping dead suddenly? Are they concerned about the record levels of excess mortality? As very few of them answer the concerned emails of their constituents, we can only guess what they are thinking. We have entered the political era of the unbelievable. Don’t ask, don’t answer, and talk about something inconsequential.

There is another approach: admit that something has gone horribly wrong, but make up a story blaming it all on the unvaccinated. This is the approach of Raymond D. Palmer, who describes himself as Chief Scientific Officer of Full Spectrum Biologics based in Perth, Western Australia.

Palmer has published a paper in Biomedicine (Taipei) entitled “Covid 19 vaccines and the misinterpretation of perceived side effects clarity on the safety of vaccines”. In this, Palmer comes up with the ingenious theory that it is panic induced by reading articles from antivax writers that causes so many people to drop dead soon after vaccination. Palmer says:

“Mental stress clearly causes vasoconstriction and arterial constriction of the blood vessels. Therefore, if subjects are panicked, concerned, stressed or scared of the vaccination, their arteries will constrict and become smaller in and around the time of receiving the vaccine. This biological mechanism is the most likely cause for where there have been blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision, loss of smell and taste that may have been experienced shortly after vaccine administration.”

I didn’t realise so many pro-vaccine individuals have been reading my work shortly before getting vaccinated. I’m mortified. According to Palmer, reading articles like this one is “highly likely” to cause “congested blood flow”. You might consider stopping reading now. Warning: DON’T READ ON YOU MAY DIE SUDDENLY.

There is another little matter of balance to consider here: the unvaccinated lost their jobs, have faced constant threats in the media, were locked out of restaurants and libraries, and some lost their homes as a result. So why aren’t they dropping dead from stress like the vaccinated? It’s hard to fathom Palmer’s logic.

In fact, Palmer is not all that he seems to be. His actual training is in web design and real estate. Around 2019 he enrolled in a few online courses in biotechnology and suddenly became an expert (??). His early attempts at a biotech company fell into administration. If you want to read more about the search for the real Raymond D. Palmer, you can go here.

Seriously though, Palmer’s article shows just how panicked the pro-vaccine lobby are. The high casualty rate from mRNA vaccines is getting harder and harder to hide, so hard that there is little point in denying Covid vaccines are a danger to health. The current best practice political stance is to keep quiet or deflect.

Therefore I was not surprised this week to read a reply from the ACT Party which said:

“ACT continues to stand up for freedom of personal choice.

“ACT was opposed to the mandates and we voted against the legislation that introduced them. We said it should be ‘vaccinate or test’. There should be choice for New Zealanders and the mandates caused division.

“Brooke van Velden, ACT Party Health spokesperson wrote to the COVID Minister asking her to re-consider the vaccination mandates.”

In contrast, David Seymour is on the social media record saying:

“Under ACT’s policy most businesses would still require vaccination. Why? Well because the overwhelming majority of us are thrilled with the technology of the mRNA vaccines”.

So what is ACT’s policy? ACT never makes an unambiguous clear statement. You can’t have it both ways. It is true that earlier this year, Seymour questioned the efficacy of the vaccine and took a lot of media flack for doing so. But we haven’t heard much since. Even if we give ACT the benefit of the doubt and say thank you for standing up for freedom, we still need to know what ACT thinks about people dropping dead. Does ACT have a policy on that? Is it also a matter of personal choice?

You see, these are the questions that require answers today. Hopefully, vaccine mandates are firmly in the past, thank you, but now we have a different problem in Houston, and it requires an immediate fix, or we may not be alive tomorrow to think about it. Stop blowing with the wind David and take a stand. You are the only elected politician so far who has, on occasion, asked questions.

Sean Plunkett of The Platform (whose hollow slogan is Join the Resistance) also failed to address key questions. He outdid himself this week during his interview with stand out mRNA vaccine critic Steve Kirsch. Sean resorted to ad hominem attacks rather than face the truth. It is worth noting that I talked to Sean a few months ago about a similar little matter of truth; I suggested I might complain to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA). Sean told me that The Platform isn’t a member of the BSA, so I would be wasting my breath. He went further and suggested that his broadcasters would be saying whatever they liked—even if completely untrue—because everyone was entitled to air their opinion. A radio station which concedes it is happy spreading untruths is hardly going to endear itself to anyone. Well then, it is no surprise that The Platform and Sean, in particular, has ended up on the government’s list of top disinformation spreaders.

I’m waiting to see who breaks ranks first among all the scientists, writers, advert copywriters, commentators, columnists, politicians, experts, and doctors who have been misleading the New Zealand public for two years about mRNA safety. Who is going to be the first in New Zealand to admit what is becoming obvious publicly? They’re very dangerous.

The international prize has just been won by Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, who announced this week “a petition with the Supreme Court of Florida to empanel a grand jury to investigate any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to COVID-19 vaccines.” In a televised address, DeSantis said, “it is illegal in Florida to mislead the public about the efficacy of drugs.” It should be so in New Zealand. Also, it is a matter of life and death.

Dr Guy Hatchard is a former senior manager at Genetic ID, food testing and certification company. This article was first published HERE


Anonymous said...

Guy thankyou for addressing this. David too, has been taken in. In his 2017 autobiography “Own Your Future” he said, on page 172, “It is always suspicious when scientific issues seem to line up with political positions. “
Given this is David’s belief, it becomes even more bizarre to contemplate why he suddenly put so much undeserved faith in pfizer’s drug and in the Labour government’s sudden love affair with it.
Not only was his position in conflict with his stated, rightful suspicion of Big Pharma’s methods ( like all of us, David would have been well aware of Pfizer’s prior conviction for fraud), but his inexplicable stance drives a dagger through the very heart of his party’s constitutional reason for being.
David knows all this. He has medical specialists in his own party supporting him all the way and yet he has never once sought advice or clarification in this matter.
The ACT party, led by David, needs to have some honest conversations about this. People are not stupid and they need to know that ACT, at least, is willing to admit when it is wrong, apologise and make things right otherwise it doesn’t stand for freedom of choice. It stands for “freedom of choice on our terms” and that stance is, at its heart, just like every other party.
That stance, is no real change at all.

Armand said...

Guy, you always publish interesting and thought provoking comment. However, it is an absolute truth that since the beginning of time, every day on the planet someone has died. The reason for those deaths has varied over time, eg two centuries ago, deaths related to horses would have been significant, whereas today the motor vehicle has replaced our equine friends. The current problem for the majority of us is that firstly the government has stifled all public debate around the pandemic and vaccination, By its financial control of the media and the present media unable or unwilling to investigate the matter in depth, and the total lack of suitable statistics to inform both the scientific and public communities of the reasons for every death. Linked to this, one would think they should also publish whether each individual has been vaccinated and the degree of vaccination.
I myself have had the first two doses plus one booster and todate have had no visible signs of the virus. Am I just lucky, or am I a lonesome individual with no friends, or is there something in my genetics which has given me protection to date? Who knows, and nothing I read provides any answer, but what I have read makes me extremely reluctant to have any further jabs.