LETTER: Letter writer willing to debate merits of vaccine

In last week’s Gazette, Dr. Paul Kenny acknowledges flu vaccines aren’t very effective in preventing influenza, but apparently doesn’t know they predispose recipients to other non-influenza respiratory infections.

This placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (Jun 15, 2012) showed those injected with the flu vaccine were 4.4 times as likely to become ill with another respiratory infection compared to those who received placebo.

Furthermore, the latest report of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation board in the USA shows that of the 5,317 vaccine injuries it compensated between 2006 and 2018 inclusive, almost 71 percent were injuries from flu vaccines, in a field of 31 different vaccine types.

In short, flu vaccines are among the most problematic. Those who fear the respiratory illness being called Covid-19 would be well advised to steer clear of flu vaccines this year.

Dr. Kenny addressed the issue of cataplexy and narcolepsy I had raised regarding the 2009-2010 swine flu vaccine. I couldn’t find any statistics even remotely resembling those he said he used, but his comparators appeared inapt to me. I’d be happy to debate him on this, either publicly or privately, with appropriate preparation.

Meanwhile, Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports contains a 2018 study showing that the Pandemrix vaccination campaign increased narcolepsy in children and adolescents by 5- to 14-fold, and in adults by 2- to 7-fold. Furthermore, another study showed that Pandemrix also “significantly increased the risk for Bell’s palsy, paraesthesia, and inflammatory bowel disease.”

Pandemrix had been rushed into production for an anticipated pandemic that never actually occurred, without the usual clinical trials—just as Covid-19 vaccines are currently being rushed.

Finally, letter writer David Sutherland cites an alleged Covid-19 death rate of 406 per million in Canada and asks what I would propose “to halt this appalling disease”. Thanks for the question, Mr. Sutherland.

First, I’d stop inaccurately attributing many deaths to Covid-19. The scare tactic of attributing deaths to Covid without considering co-morbidities has by now been well documented: for instance, by Statistics Canada and in Italy. People (especially the elderly) who die of the usual other seasonal or chronic illnesses—including dementia, pneumonia, hypertensive diseases, ischemic heart disease, renal failure and cancer—are being proclaimed “Covid deaths”.

In the US, whistleblowers have revealed hospitals were given financial incentives to add “Covid-19” to death certificates. In reality, the overwhelming majority of these people died of their comorbidities, and just happened to test positive on a PCR test, which is notorious for its high rate of false positives. Both the World Health Organization and Ontario’s chief medical officer have acknowledge the high false positive rate. I’d also advise people to supplement with vitamin D during the winter months, and to get free vitamin D via sunlight on their bare skin during the summer. It is now well established that vitamin D sufficiency both protects against infection from viral illnesses and reduces the severity of any infections that might nevertheless occur. In Andalusia, Spain, vitamin D supplementation among the elderly reduced the covid death rate by 82 percent. I’ve only been able to scratch the surface of the many errors in the letters responding to mine.

Furthermore, unlike Jack Corman who offered in his January 7 letter to sit down privately with the editor and convey his perspective, I’m willing to engage in public debate with anyone who shows a genuine interest in wanting to seek truth rather than suppress it.

Karen Selick