A freudian slip and an admission: COVID news from Australia
Melbourne couple quarantining in Brisbane after Qatar return separated from premature newborn
The couple, who are fully vaccinated and tested daily for Covid-19, have pleaded with authorities to let them see their premature newborn.
A Melbourne couple are pleading with Queensland health authorities to “pull their head out of the sand” and let them see their newborn baby, who was born 10 weeks premature in a tricky birth while the family was in quarantine.
Sarah and Moe Haidar had returned to Australia from Qatar and were in a Brisbane hotel when on May 26 Ms Haider was rushed out to hospital for an emergency C-section due to “complications”.
She gave birth to her son, Ilyas, alone at 4am on Tuesday, as health officials would not allow her husband to leave their hotel to accompany her.
Ilyas was taken immediately to the neonatal intensive care unit, while Ms Haidar and, eventually, Mr Haidar were isolated in a specialised Covid-19 room in the hospital.
Since the traumatic birth on Tuesday, neither parents have laid eyes on or touched their baby, instead relying on FaceTime.
Australia’s Medicine Regulator has never seen Pfizer Covid Vaccine study data despite deeming it safe for Australians
1 – Did the TGA request the raw data from Pfizer
2 – Did any of the committees approving the vaccine look at the raw data and/or discuss it
3 – What were the “studies” referred to in the approval document relating to teratogenicity (risk of harm to a foetus)
The reason for the request was due to concern over the validity and verifiability of Pfizer’s data given its legal history, a concern also shared by Peter Doshi in the BMJ in February, as well as the proven concerns over fraudulent data relating to Covid-19 as seen in the “Lancetgate” scandal of June 2020.
The TGA originally attempted to surpress the FOI request by requesting a 6-month extension in view of the amount of work required to respond satisfactorily. The doctor complained to the Office of the Information Commissioner who instructed the TGA to respond by the 26th May, however they still failed to meet that deadline.
Eventually the TGA responded producing a heavily redacted single study showing that the only investigation into the effects on the foetus was performed on 44 rats with no long-term data on the offspring.
Their response also confirmed that they had never seen or requested the patient data from Pfizer and simply accept Pfizer’s report of their study as fact, despite their proven history of fraudulent claims.
This means that when the head of the TGA John Skerritt said that “the safety evidence is pretty thorough” on the 6th February (here) he was lying to Australians who would have assumed, that the TGA had actually looked at the patient data themselves.
The full FOI request and responses from TGA can be viewed here.