The Case Against Vaccination
by David Archibald
7 February 2022
The following was written for an unvaccinated accountant employed by a mining enterprise in Western Australia. His boss wanted to keep him on, but had to fire him under the Western Australia government edict on mandated vaccination unless the accountant could show cause why he should not be vaccinated by today, Monday 7th February.
It is common knowledge that vaccination does not prevent the vaccinated person from contracting the covid virus or from transmitting it. Many vaccinated people on the east coast of Australia and overseas are surprised that they still contracted covid despite being vaccinated. Some vaccinated individuals, having been infected once, have been reinfected within three weeks of their first infection.
What is less well known, but no less true, is that vaccination increases the risk of contracting covid and transmitting it to other people — based on data from the weekly UK Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report. The following graph shows data from that report up to Week 5 of 2022, dated 3rd February:
The graph shows the infection rate of the vaccinated, relative to the unvaccinated, per one hundred thousand people by age group, starting with Week 36 of 2021.
A plot above the 0% line means that the vaccinated are infected at a higher rate than the unvaccinated. This effect was first seen in week 36 of 2021. At first it was concentrated in the age group from 40 to 70 years old. Then from Week 1 of 2022, the effect was extended to the 18 to 39 age group, possibly due to immunological exhaustion. Fortunately for the vaccinated under the age of 40 the effect is now falling, indicating that their immune systems are now recovering. On the other hand, the high infection rate of the vaccinated is quite sticky above 50 years of age.
While the vaccinated have a lower short-term death rate from covid infection than the unvaccinated, the numbers involved are a fraction of the infection rate and the risk of death is low for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, especially for those under 60 years old. This is shown in the following table of data per 100,000 people from the UK Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report of Week 5:
Being vaccinated against covid is far more dangerous than being unvaccinated, because each covid infection brings with it the chance of becoming ‘long covid’. Between 30% and 50% of people infected with covid have symptoms that persist for months. Common symptoms are ‘brain fog’, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath, lethargy and micro-clotting in the lungs. Acute neurological disorders occur in many patients, and one-third of covid survivors have reduced brain function. Autopsies of people who have died from covid show brain inflammation markers that type for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
So, using the 50 to 58 year old age group as an example, vaccination will stop about 10 deaths per week per one hundred thousand people. But there will be an extra 1,768 cases of covid infection in that cohort, with a consequent extra 884 cases of ‘long covid’ with damaged organs and shortened lives.
The organ damage will be in the same manner of the hepatitis C virus, which causes liver fibrosis and in turn liver cancer in 5% of the infected. Except that the spike protein from the virus binds to the ACE 2 receptor which is widely spread through the body. It also affects the linings of the heart, the pericardium and the myocardium, and will contribute to heart attacks.
In terms of relative effect, if those extra 884 cases caused by vaccination each lose an average of three years of life due to being long covid, then that is 2,652 person-years of life lost. Assuming an average life expectancy of 80 years, then that is 33 lives lost, far outweighing the benefit of a lower short term death rate.
So, in summary, vaccination causes a higher covid infection rate than remaining unvaccinated, a higher total death rate, and does not reduce transmission of the disease. Vaccination for covid has been an experiment and the results are in — it’s a failure.
It is difficult to vaccinate against coronaviruses, because they mutate so rapidly. The higher infection rate of the vaccinated is explained by ‘original antigenic sin’, in which the immune system is tuned to produce antibodies against the shape of the spike protein in the vaccine injected. If a person’s immune system is challenged by a newly mutated variant of covid, it produces antibodies shaped to defeat the spike proteins of the vaccine, not of the new variant. Whereas the unvaccinated person’s immune system is free to make antibodies against the spike protein of the new variant. People vaccinated against covid have had their immune systems permanently weakened against covid, although the data from Week 5 of 2022 in the graph above suggests that the effect may weaken with time.
Vaccination against covid brings with it its own dangers. A common effect is heart attacks in relatively young men, as shown by the following graph of the incidence of myocarditis and pericarditits by age for covid vaccine (red bars) and flu vaccine (blue bars):
The incidence of increased heart events peaks at age 20 and then slowly trails off.
The Premier of Western Australia has said that covid vaccination provides 4% protection against covid infection and that this rises to 64% for those who have had a booster shot. The booster in turn only provides this low level of protection for a couple of months before another booster is needed. This implies that vaccination itself is useless unless it is followed by a commitment to an endless series of booster shots.
Vaccines for covid have been available for over a year now and the results of the strategies of different countries are available. Those results show that the countries that are most heavily vaccinated have the highest infection and death rates. This is exemplified by Israel, which has now mandated a fourth booster shot. This graph shows the weekly death rate per million head of population for Israel for the last two years:
Israel has one of the highest vaccination rates on the planet and one of the worst outcomes.
Countries and provinces that have relied upon antivirals and proper mitigation methods have done far better.
Covid is an insidious disease that does far more damage than influenza. It should be controlled as public health measure but vaccination is the wrong way of going about it. For most age groups, vaccination speeds up the rate of infection and reinfection.
Fortunately the enthusiasm for vaccination is fading rapidly due to the evidence of its obvious failure.
David Archibald is the author of The Anticancer Garden in Australia.