What do Healthcare Workers Know about the Covid Vax? By Mrs Vera West
Being close to the coal face, health care workers must know a thing or two about adverse reactions to the Covid vaccines. And, the majority of them, in the US at least, are not having a bar of soap of it.
“While health officials have been hand-wringing about “vaccine hesitancy” as a leading threat to public health that will prolong the pandemic and blaming “anti-vaxxers” for spreading health “misinformation,” it turns out that it is doctors and nurses who are most reluctant to take a dose of a new COVID-19 vaccine.
Just 52% of health-care workers have had at least one COVID vaccine shot though they have been eligible for vaccination since day one of the vaccination campaign in December, a Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in late February through March found.
Of the 48% who have been delaying vaccination, “as many as 1 in 6 health workers said that if employers required them to get vaccinated, they would leave their job,” according to the Washington Post.
More than one third (36% of health workers) said they were doubtful about the safety and efficacy of the fast-tracked, experimental coronavirus shots.
The Post said the poll was the most comprehensive survey of vaccine adoption across the U.S health care workforce, covering 1,327 staff in hospitals, assisted-living facilities, patients’ homes, and other settings.
Its findings are in keeping with a number of other studies. Researchers at six institutions including Harvard Medical School, the American Health Care Association, and Brown University School of Public Health set out to understand why just 37.5% of skilled nursing facility staff took up the offer of a coronavirus vaccine on the first pass. Their study published last week canvassed 193 staff from 50 facilities who participated in 26 meetings to discuss their concerns. The following most commonly cited reasons which healthcare workers cited for declining vaccination would ordinarily be labelled by public health officials as “anti-vaccine” misinformation:
- The vaccine was developed too quickly
- It is only approved for emergency use. If it is not rushed, why are they only approving with an EUA [Emergency Use Authorization]?
- I do not know the ingredients. It says if you are allergic to ingredients do not take it. How do I know if I am allergic?
- I cannot miss work if I get sick.
- I am worried it will cause abortion or impact the fetus.
- Can pregnant women take it and is it safe?
- Can women take the vaccine while they are breastfeeding and is it safe?
- What might happen 1–10 years from now if I take the vaccine?
Mistrust of government
“Reasons for vaccine refusal include mistrust of the government and pharmaceutical companies, concerns about side effects made worse by rampant misinformation [sic] about the vaccine on social media, and concerns among Black healthcare workers which stem from a history of medical racism,” the study said.
Historical abuse of blacks by public health include forced sterilization campaigns and other horrors like the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment in which the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) left black men with syphilis untreated as policy between 1932 and 1972. At least 128 men needlessly and cruelly died while researchers observed the “natural progression” of the disease.
Studies have found a similar “alarming” mistrust of vaccine marketing among healthcare workers across the globe, according to a review of the literature published in February. Just 27.7% of doctors and nurses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo want a coronavirus shot, for example, and in Hong Kong only 61.1% of health professionals surveyed said they would take a vaccine. The highest vaccine acceptance rate among healthcare workers was 78.1% in Israel where a draconian digital “Green Pass” system has been implemented across the culture, preventing the unvaccinated from holding jobs, traveling, and eating inside restaurants.
By comparison, vaccine acceptance figures from surveys of the general public ranged between 70% and 79% – significantly higher than healthcare workers.
‘They likely have seen adverse reactions’
The reluctance to vaccinate among healthcare workers isn’t exclusive to the coronavirus vaccine, however. Dozens of studies in the public library of medicine examine the “vaccine hesitancy” among doctors and nurses who traditionally had very low uptakes of influenza vaccine, for example.”
Perhaps, though, the healthcare workers have been listening intently to the good doctor Fauci:
“In an interview on Meet The Press, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has hyped the Coronavirus vaccine since day one, just admitted the COVID vaccines he hyped as a way to save lives may not actually be safe. In a live interview with Chuck Todd, the New York Post reports that the epidemiologist blatantly stated that the country needed to “make sure” the vaccine truly is safe before we give it to children and maybe pregnant women, whom Fauci said are generally “vulnerable” to vaccines.
(Article by John Paluska republished from TheWashingtonGazette.com)
The New York Post cites him as saying:
The reason is traditionally when you have a situation like a new vaccine, you want to make sure, because children as well as pregnant women, are vulnerable, so, before you put it into the children, you’re going to want to make sure you have a degree of efficacy and safety that is established in an adult population, particularly an adult, normal population.
It is for this reason the new vaccine is going to be tested on “hundreds to a couple of thousands” of children, the New York Post reports him saying.
So, in short, we don’t know if this vaccine is safe, but we’re going to pump it into children anyways.
But what is particularly striking about his statements are when he said we needed to be certain of the vaccine’s safety in a “normal” population. For those of you who are scientifically-minded or work in the field of vaccine testing or statistics, you likely know this means a population that represents the general public.
It is worth knowing that no vaccine ever had a “normal” population in any of the tests. Moderna’s own trials tell us this:
In the safety analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trial, at the time of vaccination, the mean age of the trial population was 52 years (range 18?95); 22,831 (75.2%) of participants were 18 to 64 years of age and 7,520 (24.8%) of participants were 65 years of age and older.
Overall, 52.7% of trial participants were male, and 47.3% were female.
Among trial participants in the safety analysis, 20.5% were Hispanic or Latino, 79.2% were White, 10.2% were African American, 4.6% were Asian, 0.8% were American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.1% were Other, and 2.1% were Multiracial.
The demographics of the U.S. are ACTUALLY as follows: 50.8% are women, 49.2% are male, 55% are between 18 and 64 years of age, 16.5% are 65 and older, 18.5% are Hispanic or Latino, 76.3% are White, 13.4% are African American, 5.4% are Asian, 1.3% are American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.8% are multiracial.
So, old people were drastically over-represented, and African Americans, Asians, and women were underrepresented. Additionally, Hispanics and Latinos were over-represented, while white people were also over-represented. This is hardly a “normal” population.
However, we don’t even know the preexisting conditions of the sample group and whether that also followed the “normal” population. Moderna doesn’t tell us any of this. But not even factoring in the health of the participants, just based on this one sample size we can already see, it becomes clear this test group doesn’t align with a “normal” population.
According to Dr. Fauci’s recent statements, you only know a vaccine is safe when it hits a “normal” population. So, if we take his statements at face value, there’s no way anyone could have said this vaccine was safe because the trials didn’t consist of a normal population.
Further, in Pfizer’s test, they blatantly state it was only performed on “healthy individuals.” We already know from their own study report on page 41 of the PDF that they did not include people with certain STDs. Additionally, they outline the criteria for being barred from the test on page 145 of the report. But, you know, these “healthy people” somehow are representative of the “normal” public and the FDA approved this vaccine for emergency use despite these shortcomings in the trial.
So yeah, we knew this vaccine was potentially unsafe, and we know it’s also potentially unsafe for children and maybe even pregnant women, but the government still authorized it on the general public and now they’re trying to authorize it on children. But it doesn’t even end there. . .
Dr. Fauci also stated in a White House briefing, according to the New York Post:
If you can show that it’s safe and that in fact it induces the kind of response that is reflective of the protection — mainly the correlate of immunity — what you can do is bridge that to the efficacy data that you got from the 30,000[-person] trial with Moderna and the 44,000[-person] trial that we did with Pfizer.
“If you can show that it’s safe.” I thought is was safe, Dr. Fauci. I thought the vaccine was safe and effective and that anyone who disagreed was a “conspiracy theorist.” The fact of the matter is, you probably don’t know if it’s safe for children, just like you probably didn’t know if it was safe for adults. That’s likely why the FDA never actually approved the vaccine but only approve its emergency use and why you said we need to test it on a “normal” population to see if it’s safe or not.”