10 July, 2022
“Dangerous, misinformation-spreading loons.”“
Our organisation is regularly on the receiving end of these kinds of labels.
But what happens when the information we are “spreading” is their own?
Namely, data and charts from a publicly respected national mainstream media source?
In the past, sharing inconvenient research, data and stats saw us de-platformed from social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.
Thou shalt not share problematic truths.
On Friday, I wrote a post about several key Covid-19 cases and hospitalisation charts published on the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) website.
These charts were derived from Ministry of Health numbers and looked at the data surrounding the vaccination status of the recent Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths.
In a nutshell, it showed that the boosted make up more than their fair share of the percentages, especially when it comes to being hospitalised or worse.
Last year, when too many people discovered similar patterns of infection and hospitalisation amongst the vaccinated in the UK (via their regular Public Health England Technical Briefing Reports), they officially changed how they shared their information to obscure and omit uncomfortable findings.
It seems our very own national broadcaster has opted for the same strategy in NZ.
Or, perhaps it’s the Ministry of Health playing with the type of data it makes available?
Either way, RNZ has pulled five charts displaying data relating to vaccination status from their webpage – within a day or two of us highlighting the results.
Coincidence? Perhaps. But after many months of regularly updating and displaying this information for the public’s benefit, the timing of this deletion is undoubtedly curious.
So, what should we do about it?
While RNZ is under no obligation to publish this information, we think they have until now been providing a public service to the people of NZ with these easy-to-read charts.
We hear much about transparency and the importance of people accessing accurate information from trusted sources. So, let’s hold them to it!
If, like us, you’re deeply concerned about the removal of information from this public space, then consider letting RNZ know.
Write to them and ask:
- Where have these charts gone?
- Why were they removed?
- When can we expect to see them reinstated?
- And why have the mainstream media not highlighted the results in their reporting?
You can copy and paste my example into an email (and ideally modify it a bit to make you’re own if you have time):
I am writing regarding the removal of five charts from your ‘Covid-19 data visualisations: NZ in numbers’ page.
Last week, your page ( https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/in-depth/450874/covid-19-data-visualisations-nz-in-numbers ) displayed charts showing Covid-19 data relating to vaccination status, cases, hospitalisations, deaths, and rates per 100,000 population:
- ‘Vaccination status of total cases and hospitalisations since August 2021’
- ‘Vaccination status of deaths within 28 days of being reported as a case’
- ‘Vaccination status of population and 7 day rolling average of new cases and hospitalisations’
- ‘Vaccination status of new cases per 100,000 of population segment’
- ‘Vaccination status of new hospitalisations per 100,000 of population segment’
Is it the role of RNZ to censor uncomfortable information? Or should the facts be presented as they stand?
Do the public of NZ require babysitting and shielding from the facts, or can they be trusted to make up their own minds as adults?
I would be interested in understanding the decision to remove this data more fully. Specifically:
- Why have these charts been removed?
- Who ordered the removal?
- When can we expect them to be reinstated?
- Where else can people find this data if it is no longer on the dedicated RNZ page?
- If there has been a change in the data coming from the Ministry of Health, why was there not an explanatory note published on the webpage?
- When we can expect RNZ to publish articles on the fact that the boosted population are over-represented in case, hospitalisation, and death statistics.
I look forward to your reply.
You can find contact details for RNZ here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/about/contact
Let’s fill their inbox with polite yet pressing requests for transparency!
EDIT: There is now a new statement on the RNZ page under the ‘Who’s catching Covid’ heading…
There’s something to be said for people-power! How temporary this removal will be remains to be seen but we shall keep our eyes on any developments. Next up: the Ministry of Health!
It’s always interesting to keep an eye on the latest data.
Two things stood out for me when I took another look at the RNZ ‘NZ in Numbers’ page today:
1️⃣ The case rates per 100,000 population. Measuring in this way provides a fair assessment of the rates (at least as good as we can expect from Gov’t departments these days). And the results speak for themselves – this is NOT an efficacious intervention.
Rolling 7-Day Average – Cases:
Non-vx: 25 per 100K Fully-vx: 54 per 100K Boosted: 107 per 100K
For the boosted that is over 4 x the rate of those who chose to decline.
Let that sink in.
If you are being pressured to take more of something that has failed to work the first few times, perhaps it’s time to ask some questions.
2️⃣ There appears to be a large elephant in the room in the form of hospitalisation rates for boosted folk. 🐘
Here are the stats.
Boosted people make up:
👉 53% of the population
👉 72% of the cases
👉 61% of those hospitalised
(A further chart shows that ~60% of the deaths have been boosted, too).
From all these figures – their OWN data – it would appear that this juice-boost group is over-represented in all the wrong places.
Remember we were told that if people took the juice that “they won’t get sick and they won’t die”?
I do. It was porkies then and it is porkies now.
If your memory needs a jog you can watch that footage here:
And now we are being encouraged to stick this stuff in our kids? To “Protect them for LIFE”?!
You know, it’s not too late to jump off the crazy train. There is still time. If your 🐂💩 detector is buzzing, it’s time to listen.
Our VFF numbers continue to grow as more and people reach their limits and decide enough is enough. They are not judged, but rather accepted with open arms.
Find others in your area who are also questioning the narrative and come along for a chat. We have over 100 groups across the country with more than 40,000 members! Register to find out more here.
And keep across those stats as well: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/in-depth/450874/covid-19-data-visualisations-nz-in-numbers