From May 24 updated vaccine passes are available for download, the current ones expire on June 1st and will be valid for 6 months.
The legislation governing their use is curiously deceptive, although the government claims vaccine passes are no longer required, they have allowed businesses to require them for entry if they wish.
Moreover, employers can legally require that their staff be fully vaccinated and many do. The government also requires a number of its employees to be fully vaccinated including medical professionals, health, disability, and care workers, prison staff, and border workers. Most New Zealand universities still require staff and students to be fully vaccinated.
Currently, over 700,000 New Zealand workers and students (about 20% of the over 12 population) are still covered by some form of vaccination mandate.
Many more are put under various kinds of pressure to comply. To maintain their status as vaccinated, by June 1st presumably they will all have to have completed boosters.
The vaccination requirements for students are especially egregious. The incidence of vaccine induced myocarditis among the young is concerning and the risk increases with each inoculation.
As the government’s own Covid infection, hospitalisation, and death rates show that vaccination is not conferring any statistically significant protective effect, why are any vaccination mandates still in effect?
During the pandemic, a network of legislation, regulations and financial support has evolved to encourage vaccination. As the risk from Covid has subsided and new studies have demonstrated that mRNA vaccination is ineffective and even harmful, the regulations have not been dismantled.
The net effect is that there is now a regulatory framework which protects government, businesses, and medical professionals from liability if they harm the people they are supposed to be protecting.
No one wishes to be responsible for any damage done. Moreover, so many people are involved, it is not all clear who you can complain to if you are affected or wish to opt out.
The government happily claims it is no longer requiring vaccine passes, merely issuing them. Yet is still funding the media to promote mRNA vaccination and paying for saturation advertising affirming that it is safe.
The government is also working hand in glove with social media companies to ensure that information about risks is removed.
Medical professionals claim that vaccination is safe and effective by definition and they are only doing the job they were trained to do.
Faced with this all court press, businesses requiring mandates argue that they are just being sensible. Vaccine manufacturers are not liable because they are protected contractually from blame.
Such convoluted buck passing is not rare in business.
A few years ago, our photocopier had frequent breakdowns. My predecessor had been faced with the same situation and he had signed a piggy-back contract to acquire a replacement photocopier.
The contract rolled up the financial obligations of the earlier contract with the costs associated with the new copier, but the replacement had quickly acquired similar deficiencies.
I found that our charity was liable to fulfill financial obligations amounting to a whopping $120,000 over the five-year term of the contract yet the cost of a new copier was just $16,000.
The problem was that the useful life of a busy photocopier was less than the five year term of the contract, so inevitably you ended up with a worn out copier you haven’t yet paid for.
There was the manufacturer who sold you the copier, the leaseholder (usually a bank) to whom you were legally required to make payments for five years, and the repairer who came if you called in a fault.
All of whom passed the buck. I sorted it out by reading the small print which required that repairs be made, taking legal advice, and stopping the payments.
If you think about it, we are in much the same situation, the first course of vaccination didn’t work and caused problems, now we are being told to take a second course. Our payment is actually the very real increased risk we are being asked to shoulder.
If you are being mandated or coerced to be boosted against your will, I suggest you hold out and take legal advice.
Only 70% of those eligible in New Zealand are boosted, and currently, the rate of Covid hospitalisation of boosted individuals in New Zealand is higher than the unvaccinated.
So Jacinda is vaccinated, boosted, wears masks, dutifully isolates, and she has Covid. She is urging us to do the same. Her self-belief astounds. Words fail me.
I woke up at 4am this morning and sat wondering what I could say that might persuade people to reconsider their faith. I fell back to sleep and dreamed I went to a media conference about Covid, the organisers showed us a video about how to install fence posts, I pleaded with the press to realise that freedom of expression was at risk, as I spoke the whole audience began to laugh at me.
In the morning, I recounted my dream to my family, my daughter reported that she too had woken up from much the same dream. Of course this was not prophetic dreaming, it is the new normal we have been dreading and now must live everyday. Stop the bus I want to get off.
I was just in Wellington, dull party central of the hard working civil service. It was the full monty of mass conformity. Masking was as near 100% as makes no difference.
Now that 2 million vaccinated Kiwis have caught Covid, NZ twitter feeds are full of people worried that the unmasked have been stealing their immunity. They are forming a society of the convinced against all evidence, Jacinda will surely be their hero and president.
This has happened despite there being increasing evidence that masking does not stop the spread of infection, and a great deal of evidence that it harms our health.
A recent study of mask wearing in Finland concluded:
“According to our analysis, no additional effect seemed to be gained from [mask wearing], based on comparisons between the cities and between the age groups of the unvaccinated children.”
It appears to me that science sprinkled on the NZ media is like water off a duck’s back. Even without science, the media is training the public to be (like themselves) oblivious to the obvious. Look at a map of the world, and observe that many countries with the least Covid also have the least vaccination.
I am bombarded everyday with new data analyses which indicate that mRNA vaccination has been ineffective and dangerous. Rather than stopping infection, hospitalisation and death, it is associated with immune deficiency and excess all cause mortality. The boosters take the biscuit. Are we such as lemmings, driven to self-destruct when we are overpopulated?
Meanwhile we are bombarded with calls for censorship of social media and revocation of free speech. The NY Post reports that Nina Jankowicz a verified twitter user, tapped by Joe Biden to head his new US agency of disinformation, is demanding the right to correct tweets which she considers false. Jankowicz is well qualified to correct everyone’s understanding of science, she has a BA in political science.
I do want to wake up from this dream, but I know that even as I write there are people busy in biolabs around the world creating new illnesses probably with the express intention of mandating me to take their patented vaccine. In most cases, they are funded by government and trumpeted as heroes by the bought media.
As John Maynard Keynes said:
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the wickedest of men will do the wickedest of things for the good of everyone”
Justin Fox, a commentator favoured by the World Economic Forum, author of The Myth of the Rational Market (or should it be World?), writes on May 1st in Bloomberg :
“The vaccines have been spectacularly effective at preventing severe disease and death…”
and presumably for balance continues:
“…scientists wildly underestimated the deadliness of the disease.”
Conceding that Covid vaccination is ineffective at preventing transmission, he mused with us that perhaps only repeated infection and the growth of natural immunity (a concept which NZ government scientists at Te Punaha Matatini have labelled a conspiracy theory) could defeat Covid, but he left us with this parting shot of government folk wisdom:
“wearing masks on buses and subways ought be encouraged even after the mandates go away”
If you can locate a coherent theme in his article, let me know. Justin Fox is also educated in political science, which says just about all that can be said about mainstream media Covid advice. Our Jacinda would be proud of him