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Suffolk Park Pump Track

We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby

I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere about information concerning the dangers of the imminent rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Surely information is vital when one is considering making the important decision whether to get this vaccine or not. People aren’t idiots, we can sort truth from fiction. We don’t need a nanny to protect us from info, even if it’s false. Free access to info and freedom of speech are the pillars of any democracy. Censorship creates suspicion about what it is they are trying to hide.

Up to 4 February, 650 people have died directly after receiving the CV vaccinations. This info comes directly from the USA government’s CDC website, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Fifty per cent of deaths occurred within 24 hours and only another 10 per cent occurred within 48 hrs, indicating the vaccine was the overriding cause of death. If you do have an adverse reaction to the vaccine you will not be compensated in Australia in any way by the government or vaccine manufacturers.

But don’t believe me, do your thorough research before making this important decision and don’t be coerced or bullied. The locally based ‘Australian Vaccination-risks Network’ was my first port of call when researching whether to vaccinate my kids 23 years ago.

I am also seeing much division over the vaccine issue yet again. Judging someone as an uninformed anti-vaxxer does nothing to advance our community. Likewise someone deciding to get the jab does not make them a mainstream media, brainwashed robot. We are all humans doing our best to work this crazy scenario out.

If, after all your research, you decide to get the jab, fine, yet don’t guilt trip people who decide not to. And don’t live in the illusion that you are making the world safer or more normal because you got vaccinated. Because it doesn’t stop you getting the covid virus or passing it on, it just lessens the symptoms. And with only a handful of people with covid in Australia you have to ask, where is the emergency and why would you want to be part of the biggest human big pharma experiment in history? I’d rather build on and trust my own healthy immune system and natural remedies than an experimental ‘Emergency Use’ listed vaccine, any day.

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  1. Another significant letter published yet hidden (as was John Scrivener’s).

    Pity the Echo’s failure to print, to circulate the sentiment of choice.

  2. What the CDC website actually says is that over 74 million doses of Covid 19 vaccines were administered between Dec 14 and March 1. During this time VAERS received 1,381 reports of death (0.0018%). While even this small percentage can sound alarming the figures require further analysis. In any ten week period a certain number of people will die from a range of causes – especially if the group targeted for vaccination were the elderly or otherwise health compromised.

    I note that you say the deaths occurred “directly AFTER vaccination”. There is a big difference in inferring that this is the same as directly FROM the vaccine. It’s the post hoc ergo propter hoc (after this therefore because of this) fallacy that true science must be acutely aware of. Of course every reported death must be investigated but these raw figures alone are far from indications of causality. If you trust the CDC enough to cite them you might also consider their statement: “ To date, VAERS has not detected patterns in cause of death that would indicate a safety problem with COVID-19 vaccines”.

    No-one will hold you down and jab your arm with the vaccine, Dean. That’s fine but, as an older person I will and I’m hoping many around me will too because:

    The vaccine is showing excellent efficacy against severe disease which I would be unlikely to survive.

    If I did survive I’d run the risk of permanent organ damage or other nasty lingering effects

    The impacts on transmission are yet unknown but early indications from populations such as Israel are positive

    Healthy as I am, I will have little natural immunity to a “novel virus” in a country that has had limited exposure to it

    Individuals have the right to make their own decision but not, I feel, to attempt to influence others – with potential impact on the health of the community – with a pretence of broad and open-minded personal research. Not when they tell us that their main source of information is the Australian Vaccination-risks Network, and that they will trust natural remedies when there has been no credible research that indicates these will provide any significant protection.


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