So, 'Doctor' Trudeau, are we to believe your or sccience
Oh, Oh, remember when it was all about the science – from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia to Nunavut?
Follow the science! What has happened to that now? Too Trudeau and Dr. Tam, all vaccines are safe.
Science says vaccines are safe but some conditions for some vaccines. Big difference!
Here we have a group of scientists doing a 120-page report advising the government. People should remember who these people are and their mandate :
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is an External Advisory Body that provides the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) with independent, ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public health advice in response to questions from PHAC relating to immunization.
In addition to burden of disease and vaccine characteristics, PHAC has expanded the mandate of NACI to include the systematic consideration of programmatic factors in developing evidence-based recommendations to facilitate timely decision making for publicly-funded vaccine programs at provincial and territorial levels.
The additional factors to be systematically considered by NACI include: economics, ethics, equity, feasibility, and acceptability. Not all NACI Statements will require in-depth analyses of all programmatic factors. While systematic consideration of programmatic factors will be conducted using evidence-informed tools to identify distinct issues that could impact decision-making for recommendation development, only distinct issues identified as being specific to the vaccine or vaccine-preventable disease will be included.
This statement contains NACI’s independent advice and recommendations, which are based upon the best current available scientific knowledge. This document is being disseminated for information purposes. People administering the vaccine should also be aware of the contents of the relevant product monograph. Recommendations for use and other information set out herein may differ from that set out in the product monographs of the Canadian manufacturers of the vaccines. Manufacturer(s) have sought approval of the vaccines and provided evidence as to its safety and efficacy only when it is used in accordance with the product monographs. NACI members and liaison members conduct themselves within the context of PHAC’s Policy on Conflict of Interest, including yearly declaration of potential conflict of interest.”
This is not some two-bit operation but serious scientists doing research and study and this, just one of their reports, is 120 pages of scientific data and analysis.
Where is Trudeau’s 120-page scientific report? This is the advisory committee to his own government agency, The Public Health Agency.
That’s it! Yet he ignores it.
Here are the Committee’s exact words
“NACI recommends that a complete series with a viral vector COVID-19 vaccine may be offered to individuals 30 years of age and older without contraindications, only if the individual prefers an earlier vaccine rather than wait for an mRNA vaccine AND all of the following conditions apply:
a) The benefit-risk analysis* determines that the benefit of earlier vaccination with the viral vector COVID-19 vaccine outweighs the risk of COVID-19 while waiting for an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine; AND
b) The benefits, relative risk* and consequences of VITT and COVID-19 for the individual are clearly outlined, factoring in the anticipated waiting time to receive an mRNA vaccine as well as other effective personal public health measures to mitigate risk of COVID-19, and the individual makes an informed decision based on an understanding about these risks and benefits; AND
c) There will be substantial delay to receive an mRNA vaccine.
Note: Provinces and territories should adapt the age limit based on their local epidemiology.”
So no AZ or Johnson and Johnson vaccine for people below age 30. That’s what the scientists are saying.
The Prime Minister and Dr. Tam should have acknowledged and incorporated the Committee’s recommendations into an amended government statement.
Because all the vaccines are emergency approvals with no medium- and long-term clinical trials, everyone is learning – on the fly. Hence, this Committee Statement.
Oh, No, the narrative must remain – for Trudeau – all are safe. Follow the science?
Risky times, I say.