8 March, 2022
Guy Hatchard PhD is a statistician and former senior manager at Genetic ID, a global food safety testing and certification laboratory. Guy’s book ‘Your DNA Diet’ is available on

Yesterday there was a short article in the NZ Herald which discussed the release by the Ministry of Health of some data.

The day before, writing in his column in the Northern Advocate, local opposition MP Dr Shane Reti reported that incidents of self harm among 10 14 year olds have increased by 30 percent since the arrival of Covid. Disturbing though this is, the response was also disturbing, Shane Reti was admonished for writing about the data which was provided to him by the Ministry of Health. According to the article, Dr Reti should have asked the permission of the Minister of Health Andrew Little first. The Northern Advocate and Dr Reti apologised for the ‘confusion; this caused.

Covid 19 data is being hidden

There is a lot of confusion around these da ys, not the least of which is the hiding of key data by the government and the obfuscation by mainstream media of what little data is released. Aside from the very disturbing impact of pandemic regulations on child mental health, what I also found interesting was the fact that the Ministry of Health was able to supply Dr. Reti with specific information about how the incidence of a single condition has changed since the pandemic began. It is surprising how the incidence of other conditions has not also been released for public scrutiny such as for example the incidence of heart disease and cardiac events. Well, never mind, we are getting used to living in a secretive totalitarian state.

Yesterday our courts were also pondering the paucity of information relea sed and its misleading character some doctors and teachers were asking for a relaxing of Covid 19 mRNA vaccination mandates. Following the press coverage, it seems that the arguments being debated have already been decided by mainstream media for us. The arguments are really very simple and the ‘facts’ are equally so.

A tsunami of adverse effects

Medsafe has published a summary of 53,000 adverse effects reported to them following Covid 19 vaccination. This is a per capita rate 30 times larger than that of any previous vaccination programme, and Medsafe itself admits that adverse effects are grossly underreported and uses the figure 95% unreported. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but if I was in Medsafe or in politics I would be wanting to investigate this alarming figure more thoroughly. Given that a large percentage of our population are already affected and possibly at risk in the future, I would look very closely not just at the reports themselves but also at the specific categories of risk that Pfizer itsel f has already flagged. This is a very long list, now publicly available.

How would I do that? I would compile hospital admission data and GP visit data for these conditions. From Dr Shane Reti’s column, it appears that the Ministry of Health might have already done this, but they haven’t released the data and our politicians appear to be very worried that they might do so without first asking the permission of the Minister of Health Andrew Little. Very Little data has reached our ears.

I would also require an enhanced use of autopsy to determine if there were any unusual characteristics of deaths proximate to mRNA Covid vaccination similar to those reported overseas. These include prepond erance of micro blood clotting, changes in character and viscosity of blood, and major organ damage.

Are adverse effects of mRNA vaccination an illusion?

Instead we have been treated by mainstream media to a bizarre rejection of adverse effects and their significance. Over the last few days we have seen articles suggesting that adverse effects of Covid 19 vaccination are merely psychosomatic either imaginary or caused by anxiety. A claim that cannot have any substantive merit when you consider the sheer vo lume and serious nature of the reported adverse effects and hospitalisations. The courts would do well to consider the abundance of adverse effect reports as sufficient to determine the matter. One swallow may not make a spring but a flight of swallows certainly does. Denial of the significance of the volume of adverse effects reminds us of the experts in religious dogma who looked through Galileo’s telescope at the moons of Jupiter and declared they saw nothing.

Medsafe itself is busy telling us that it h as not been possible to properly investigate any causal relationship between Covid 19 mRNA vaccination and serious adverse effects including the deaths. Really?? Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Baker also chimed in with a timely article explaining that deaths have been low in New Zealand during the pandemic, crediting government policy with this ‘miracle’. His argument also stretches credibility. The following graph of New Zealand all cause mortality, mRNA vaccination, flu rates, and Covid deaths speaks for its elf. Even our data shy politicians should be able to read this one correctly.

All cause pandemic mortality in one chart

The chart illustrates the strong connection between mortality (solid blue) and the incidence of influenza and bronchial conditions (black lines) during the winter months. Peaks in influenza like conditions drive deaths higher. Lockdowns during 2020 and 2021 create protective conditions which all but eliminated transmission and incidence of influenza and bronchitis. Thus 2020 had an historically low death rate. In 2021, despite the continuing virtual absence of flu, deaths climbed back to their historical levels. The red line (covid 19 vaccinations) explains how this happened. Covid 19 vaccinations drove all cause deaths higher. You can also see that Covid 19 itself (solid grey) did little to alter death totals.

The Entire NZ Mortality Story in One Chart
Flu causes excess death; Flu disappears, excess death disappears.
Covid has not produced excess death.

COVID deaths news

The mRNA Covid vaccine causes more death than a typical flu. By this time you might be scratching your head and asking how this has been ignored for so long. I can offer some crumbs of explanation. Our current generation of politicians is well schooled in the idea that politicians and political institutions can and should control the options and choices of the whole population, right down to which pills we need to take when we wake up. The growth of this way of totalitarian thinking appears to go back at least to Helen Clarke and has been creeping up on us incrementally ever since.

There is more to come

Andrew Little flagged recently that parliament is planning to overhaul the Therapeutic Products Bill later this year. That means our government is again intending to regulate the availa bility of natural health products (something that was first attempted under Helen Clarke but failed due to public opposition). If their previous attempt to control natural health products is anything to go by, many natural ingredients, nutritional supplements, and even some foods will disappear. I have covered this in a number of videos available on my YouTube channel, for example:

A government obsessed with itself to the point of madness

How our government ever thought it was qualified to take control of every aspect of our lives is a mystery. A kind of megalomania has taken hold of parliament. As we know from history, obsession with the idea you are always right and others are wrong involves a descent into madness. As considered above, the points at issue are simple and easily decided with common sense. There are many things that we should be able to continue to decide for ourselves. Whether we are vaccinated or unvaccinated, neither the government nor mainstream media are competent to decide everything for us. The more so, as they are apparently withholding and obfuscating information needed to reach informed decisions.

The Minister of Health is holding back vital information, and mainstream media is apologising if it fails to follow his dictats. Are we still living in New Zealand or have we been spirited away to a foreign dictatorship? Do we as a nation face a lifetime of compulsory experime ntal and damaging mRNA vaccination on pain of punishment, while other nations have already come to their senses? The courts have enough evidence to remove mandates. Are they going to stand up to government bullying or meekly bow to government insanity?

Guy Hatchard PhD was formerly a senior manager at Genetic ID a food testing and certification company (now known as FoodChain ID). Website:

Guy is the author of ‘Your DNA Diet: Leveraging the Power of Consciousness To Heal Ourselves and Our World. An Ayurvedic Blueprint For Health and Wellness’.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of DTNZ.


  1. Check out the latest video from Dr John Campbell “the Pfizer Documents”.
    Left me with an uncomfortable mix of sadness and rage.
    At least there’s one more good man red pilled.

    1. Except we knew early in 2020 before the “roll-out” that these were experimental and only for the elderly or at risk. Then he promoted 1, 2, 3 shots were OK.
      He even reported waning efficacy, using that to justify “boosters.”
      Campbell skyrocketed from obscurity to YT recommended.
      Real Dr. Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc has been saying this is a lie/ scam since March 2020.

      1. Can’t disagree with any of your comments, which is why I stopped watching his videos for the longest time.
        I saw his video about the true number of deaths in the U.K. from COVID-19 alone which was a sea change for him it appears.
        Perhaps he is guilty of being too institutionalized and too accepting of authority. But so are far too many.
        I and perhaps you and all of “us” are blessed to be rebels and questioners of authority.
        Interesting times these end times.

  2. I liked some things about him, his demeanor was pleasant and calm… Before the “shots” were available. He talked about Vitamin D3. Way’s to keep your immune system healthy. Great!

    I started doing more research and realised Campbell and his info was basically the corporate/Gov line.
    He joined the “Cases, cases, cases.” mantra.
    Surely as a nurse, he knows about Hypoxia/Hypercarboxemia. But he recommended masks for kids.

    Lot’s of nurses and Dr.s have lost their jobs because they could see the harm. But Campbell became a YT sensation instead.

    If I were a betting man. (I’m not) I would say willful ignorance, normalcy-bias and Milgram experiments on compliance. Explains “us” the 7-10%.

    I wonder if Campbell was given the position by a physical authority? Or was it AI algorithms guiding people to boost his channel, as he propagated medical advice and “misinformation” freely on YT?

    One would make him a sell-out, and the other a dupe.

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