LETTER: Reader appalled by “factual ignorance”

Dear Editor:

As one of more than 33,000 people who have so far signed the House of Commons petition sponsored by MP Derek Sloan, and as a member of Vaccine Choice Canada, I am appalled by the factual ignorance displayed in your editorial “Sloan’s dog and pony show playing to a dangerous tune” (The Picton Gazette, Dec. 10, 2020).

Equally appalling is your newspaper’s attempt to ridicule, denigrate and intimidate people like me who have taken the time to inform ourselves about this subject.

Your editorial writer is apparently unaware that the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in 2009 with respect to the H1N1 “swine flu” also produced a hastily concocted vaccine that was administered to children across Europe without adequate safety testing. It resulted in more than 1,300 cases of permanent narcolepsy or cataplexy, destroying the lives of its teenaged victims.

The UK government paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to resolve the ensuing lawsuits. The vaccine manufacturer had demanded—and obtained—a guarantee of complete immunity from lawsuits for the damage its vaccine would cause, leaving taxpayers on the hook instead. The same guarantee of immunity has now been obtained by Pfizer from the UK and US governments for its COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca has obtained exemption from liability in the European Union.

If these vaccines were safe, why would their manufacturers be insisting upon an indemnity from lawsuits? Would you buy a car—or anything else—from a company that’s unwilling to stand behind its product?

In the US, vaccine manufacturers first obtained a similar immunity from lawsuits in 1986, under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. A special court was set up to resolve vaccine injury claims so that pharmaceutical companies could go merrily about their way developing new vaccines for which they would never have to be responsible. As of 2018—the last year for which the US Health Resources & Services Administration has consented to publish statistics—compensation had been paid to 5,297 individuals for vaccine injuries, with damages totalling $4.4 billion. Some experts estimate that this represents only about 1 percent of the actual number of vaccine injuries suffered, since doctors frequently dismiss patients’ vaccine injury complaints as “coincidence”, and the vast majority of US citizens consequently don’t know that the compensation program exists.

Their lack of awareness is aggravated in part by the practices of newspapers like yours, that publish ill-informed, poorly researched editorials parroting the official government line on vaccines.

A little-known Ontario law has actually recognized since 1987 that vaccines can cause serious injury. Section 38 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act describes in great detail various adverse reactions that can occur, including: “shock-like collapse, high fever, convulsions…arthritis…hives, seizures, encephalopathy, brain inflammation or…death”.

Interested individuals should read “Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History” by Dr. Suzanne Humphries MD and “Jabbed: How the Vaccine Industry, Medical Establishment, and Government Stick It to You and Your Family” by Brett Wilcox to educate themselves about the suppressed history of vaccines and the scandalous corruption surrounding the entire industry.

Yours truly,

Karen Selick