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December 4, 2021

Vax is a no brainer now

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Statistically you are many, many more times likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in Australia than by any vaccine complication – most of which are easily treated now.

As has been described elsewhere, this will be a pandemic of the unvaccinated, which is why most frontline health care workers rushed to get vaccinated as soon as we could. Sadly it is a race, and we did it for ourselves, our loved ones, as well as the community. Our small hospitals will be quickly overrun if our vaccination rates continue to lag – as happened in Shepparton Victoria – from whose experience we can learn. Or we can wait until our loved ones are very unwell, or don’t make it to hospital at all.

A family member sees this on a daily basis at RMH. The COVID ward has expanded four times to take over much of the hospital, and ICU is full. The staff are burning out and patients with other problems have to wait longer to receive attention.

Dr M Cannon, Emergency Physician, Suffolk Park


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9 COMMENTS

  1. “any vaccine complication – most of which are easily treated now”

    Were they not easily treated initially, but they are now? So it’s safe now?

    How many complications? How many are being treated?

    Obviously death can’t be treated and would the Dr like to go on record suggesting myocarditis in adolescents is “mild” and won’t cause heart issues in later life?

    “hospitals will be quickly overrun” as if our local hospitals, Dr’s and nurses were not overrun already?

    C’mon Dr Cannon, fire some truth bombs at us please!

    • It seems you really need to consult more broadly than the selective sources you use, Steve. I’m not sure if you aware, or deliberately omit, that the main adverse reactions to the vaccines used in Australia – myocarditis and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) are also well and truly associated with Covid19 infection.

      New Scientist has the following information on myocarditis – which is also an effect of Covid19 infection: “ Now a study in the US has analysed how often myocarditis occurs following infection with the coronavirus. Researchers analysed the records of healthcare organisations that cover a fifth of the US population. They found that, during the first 12 months of the pandemic, males aged 12 to 17 were most likely to develop myocarditis within three months of catching covid-19, at a rate of about 450 cases per million infections.

      “ This compares with 67 cases of myocarditis per million males of the same age following their second dose of a Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, according to figures from the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Researchers added together cases after first and second doses to reach a total rate of 77 cases per million in this male age group triggered by vaccination, a sixth that seen after infection.

      “ ‘If you’re focused on heart inflammation, the safer bet is to take the vaccine,’ says Mendel Singer at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, who helped carry out the study.”

      The treatments mentioned by Dr Cannon I suspect refer to TTS. The Conversation states: “A key development is diagnostic tests and guidelines to recognise and treat cases of TTS. In most cases, patients will have a low platelet count, evidence of a blood clot, and antibodies directed against PF4. Many of these tests can be done quickly. Treatment can now begin immediately, with specific blood thinners and medications to dampen the immune system.”

      It’s not like Covid19 doesn’t also have its unfortunate side effects and as the Conversation adds: “While TTS is very rare, some people will have concerns and will want to discuss them with their doctor. This is essential to allow people to make an informed choice.

      “However, with the ongoing risk of COVID outbreaks in Australia and their potential deadly consequences, as well as the potentially severe long-term effects of COVID-19, for the vast majority of people, the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 as soon as possible outweigh the risks.”

      It’s best to give all relevant aspects in the “truth bombs”.

    • I misspoke – I should have written “the two adverse reactions of concern” not the “main adverse reactions”. I think no 1 might be a sore arm!

  2. The Good Doctor seems to have forgotten that in all countries worldwide that have the highest rates of vaccination, now have the highest occupancy rates in their hospitals and ICU’s because some of the vaccinated are being re-infected with the virus or had serious side-effects from the poisonous jab. This is now showing up in government generated statistics and not just in Australia, but worldwide. Actual Covid deaths in these statistics are very low. The time for denial is over. I no longer listen to or view any electronic device that promotes covid fear porn, because I prefer to live my live without fear. Fear is the first enemy of mankind. It is the main tool of psychological operations.

  3. Common sense is not to be feared, Theo. The Good Doctor has spoken. I read the stats
    world wide… never an assumption. Places far off – friends & relatives – don’t get the
    numbers wrong.

  4. A pandemic of the unvaccinated
    So can you explain why gyms in Sydney with only jabbed people have had an out break of Covid
    Also the double jabbed people who attended the Melbourne cup celebrations now have a Covid out break
    Or the double jabbed Uber driver who infected his passengers with Covid
    As all the double jabbed are all together with no unjabbed allowed access
    Aren’t they all safe

    • Once more with feeling … No one has suggested that vaccination makes you bullet proof to the virus. It offers some protection, therefore someone double vaxxed is less likely to be infected and pass it on to you. The more people vaccinated the less virus ultimately circulating, hence the requirement. The experts tell us we are safer in an all vaxxed grouping and I’m not going to suggest I know better.

      If the vaccines were 100% effective that would indeed mitigate against mandates as individuals could simply opt in or out of absolute protection and not be impacted by anyone else. All except those under 12 that is.

    • Don’t our local sceptics ever tire of raising this total red herring? Do they never read the endless posts and replies on other pages? Is this simple principle of vaccination and immunity so difficult to grasp?

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