Over 10,000 Australian Lining Up for Covid Vax Compensation By Mrs Vera West
In my previous article dealing with my personal frustration with doctors, I mentioned the argument that is given in dismissing adverse vaccine effects, namely that they are “rare.” But, what is “rare”? Surely whatever probability level is used, it must be consistent with past experience and dealings with vaccines. And, by any standards, there are substantially more deaths and adverse effects from the Covid vaxxes than other vaccines, even ones such as Swine Flu that were withdrawn.
At present 10,000 Australians have registered for a government program for compensation for Covid vax injury. The medical profession says that if that number is divided by all those jabbed, one gets a small number, so, nothing to see here. Well, it is early days yet, and who knows what will happen in the longer term, and by definition, the longer-term has not yet occurred. This blog has covered peer reviewed, or to be reviewed preprint articles and opinion by minority researchers, who suggest that the long term consequences could be dire. Such concerns are also dismissed. But, the mainstream medical profession has been wrong before, many times, such as with the sedative thalidomide, which caused horrendous birth defects, with babies being born without limbs. And long ago, doctors supported people smoking, also seen as a relaxant, even though there was concerns raised about cancer by the medical heretics of the time. Shouldn’t the medical profession follow Sir Karl Popper and exercise a wee bit more scepticism and critical rationality, especially since by any probability standard, doctor-caused illness remains a high killer and producer of adverse effects? They are not infallible.
“More than 10,000 Australians have registered for a government program that will give compensation to those who suffered from health issues after getting vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
Australians who lost their income after being hospitalized for serious vaccine adverse effects are qualified to receive compensation starting from A$5,000 ($3,620). The Australian government may face A$50 million ($36.2) payments in order to keep its obligation.
So far, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has received almost 79,000 reports of adverse effects from 36.8 million doses of the vaccine, the most frequently reported being a sore arm, fever and chills.
The TGA also received 288 reports that are assessed as likely to be heart inflammation linked to the Pfizer vaccine, and another 160 clotting disorders – thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) – linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Nine deaths have also been linked to the immunization program, with the majority of casualties aged 65 and older.
Australia pushed for vaccinations following setbacks earlier in the year, as the delta variant put the country’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, in months-long lockdowns.
Claims to be assessed from mid-December
Claims made through the government’s indemnity scheme for the vaccination will be assessed starting mid-December. A spokesperson from the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the number of potential claimants registered since the scheme’s launch earlier this year.
“Since September 6, 2021, 10,000 people have registered their interest in making a claim under the COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme,” the spokesperson said.
The no-fault indemnity scheme, which has been backdated to cover the vaccine rollout, will provide assurances to both vaccinators and vaccine recipients as the government continues its push to immunize a greater portion of the population.
It was introduced after an emergency National Cabinet meeting in late June amidst a growing outbreak of the delta strain and lack of vaccine supply.
Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal, whose clinic has vaccinated around 25,000 people, said that the introduction of the scheme played an important part in the momentum of the vaccination rollout.
“The government has done everybody a service by providing the surety and the backup [with] the scheme. Now they’ve got to deliver by making sure that people who have claimed in good faith and who have unfortunately been injured through the process are looked after,” said Haikerwal.
Haikerwal said he was surprised at the number of immediate reactions to the vaccine, including someone who fainted at his Altona North vaccine clinic in Melbourne. He believes that the scheme allowed general practitioners and other medical professionals to keep their focus on the vaccination program.
“For the person who’s had an adverse reaction, it means they don’t have to go through that process of suing the doctor. If they can prove the case is vaccine-related, they’ll be compensated for it straightaway.”
The most high-profile of the reported issues are TTS for AstraZeneca jabs, which has affected an average of two in every 100,000 people and is commonly reported after a first dose. Myocarditis, which is associated with the mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna, occurs in about one in every 100,000 people, although it is most common in young men and teenage boys after a second dose.
The scheme covers vaccines administered from the beginning of the rollout and will cover costs of injuries above A$5,000 ($3,620) with “proven adverse reaction” to the vaccination. However, the level of evidence required for claims of more than A$20,000 ($14,480) needs to be confirmed, with a DOH spokesperson saying that the details will be made available soon.”