JOINT STATEMENT ON SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF COVID-19 VACCINE
(Signed by more than 100 Doctors & Experts)
The very understanding of the microbe and its role in human sickness, by the mainstream medical system, should be questioned in general and specifically in the case of COVID-19, as we now know that according to CDC-USA, people who wore mask suffered from COVID-19 infection, 20 times (2000% more than the people who did not wear a mask. Further, the fatality rate of just 0.1% in COVID-19 (comparable to Flu) does not warrant any special precaution including vaccination.
Q1. Does the vaccine clear the “Gold standard” of epidemiologic studies, the Randomized Double Blind Placebo Control (RDBPC) Studies?
Answer: No, the vaccine does not clear Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Control (RDBPC) Studies.
Q2. In India AstraZeneca got approval to launch the COVID-19 vaccine (Covishield), Can we rely on the data about the safety of vaccines provided by Astra Zeneca?
Answer: In the past Astra Zeneca is guilty of giving wrong data at least 12 times, amounting to a penalty of about $617241159 which is equal to INR 45,05,86,04,607. (45 hundred crore, 86lakh, 4 thousand 6 hundred seven rupees).
The above data shows that the efficacy and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine shall be clearly in doubt.
Q3. Can we rule out the long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, such as Infertility, Paralysis, Neurological disorder and death?
Answer: The vaccine is not tested for its long-term effects so the above side effects cannot be ruled out.
Q4. As the vaccination drive has already started in the US and UK, what is the rate of side effects?
Answer: As of December 18/2020, CDC – USA reported that out of 112807 vaccinated participants, 3150 participants would be unable to perform normal daily activities and are unable to work and require care from Doctor.
Q5. Is the COVID-19 Vaccine safe for people allergic to any food/medicine etc.?
Answer: COVID-19 vaccine is known to cause an allergic reaction to certain people and even cause paralysis and death. UK Government has recommended to avoid the vaccine if you are allergic to any food or any medicine.
Q6. For how long vaccine will be effective?
Answer: Based on the present evidence, the best estimate for the effectiveness of the vaccine is at the most two months.
Q7. As the animal product (Fetal Bovine Serum- FBS), is used in the COVID-19 vaccine, did they use any technology or screening method to rule out accidental jump of new virus from animal to human through this vaccine?
Answer: Presently, there is no foolproof screening method available with the science, to exclude any previously unknown virus from entering into the new vaccine.
Only when millions of people take the vaccine and remain healthy without having any unexpected adverse reaction for about 5 years, it will be safe to assume that the vaccine is free of any unknown/new virus.
Q8. In India if a person gets adverse life-threatening side effects due to COVID 19 vaccine, is there any compensation from the Vaccine Company or the Government of India?
Answer: IN UK, about an equivalent of INR 1,20,000,00 is given to the vaccine injured patients. In the USA also there is Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) through which vaccine-injured patients are compensated. In 2020, an equivalent to about INR 2000 Crore was distributed to vaccine injured people. In India, however there is no such provision, which means Indians can go ahead to vaccinate themselves at their own risk.
Q9. Will this COVID-19 vaccine protect against the new variant of SARS-CoV-2?
Answer: There is no evidence to prove the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine on the new variant SARS-CoV-2. Till then it is safe to assume that the COVID-19 vaccine will not protect against the new SARS-CoV-2 variant/Strain.
Q10. Will I be free of the mask, social distancing guideline, once I vaccinate myself with COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer: No, vaccinating is like voluntarily infecting yourself with the SARS-CoV-2 virus with the hope that it will help the body to produce antibodies against it.
In fact, all vaccinated people should self-quarantine themselves for 14 days in the same way when someone catches infection naturally.
Dr. Amar Singh Azad
MD (Community Medicine)
Dr. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury
Date: 06 January-2021