The Bhutanese people are only just now speaking of the COVID-19 vaccines – I have been speaking about it as far back as early March, 2020. The following is the reply from a friend who is a scientist and an accomplished authority on matters related to viruses. The following was what was told to me on March 14, 2020:
People need to know that, in the short term, a vaccine will not protect them. Only commonsensical public health measures — like social distancing and hand hygiene — will do that.
My latest views on the COVID-19 vaccine was posted on this blog on January 4, 2021 – it read:
Certainly the arrival and administration of the vaccines is good news. Now we have to grit our teeth and wait a few months to see that in their wake the vaccines have not unleashed a Lucifer even more deadly than the COVID-19.
Next day, apparently Dr. Simone Gold of America’s Frontline Doctors, USA made the following very pointed remarks about the vaccines, to a gathering of large audience:
The vaccines – all those that have been rolled out should be termed: “experimental biological agents” According to her the vaccines are still at experimental stage and their efficacy and safety have not been conclusively determined. The vaccines should be used only in emergency situations.
She says the vaccines are not a cure – thus if someone is not sick, then healthy people should not be vaccinated. In particular she says that people under 20 and women who are in the child-bearing age should not be vaccinated.
She says that it is a huge national security risk to vaccinate frontline workers – like health workers, police, DeSuup etc. because she says that if some unknown side effect impacts these critical service providers’ health, then the nation is in big trouble. If at all, the candidates for the vaccines should be the sick and the frail.
Another very important point she makes is this:
If the vaccines were so effective and safe as claimed, why are we still required to wear face-masks, required to go through other safety protocols like physical distancing and hand washing? And, if we are still required to go through all that, then why do we need to take the shots and run the risk of being exposed to some unknown side effects caused by these unproven vaccines?
In addition to all the above, The New York Times just minutes back updated their news report on the following lines:
That Covid-19 vaccine appointment may not just be hard to get — it may not even be all that secure. Thousands of people across many states of the US are now not getting their vaccine shots – their appointments have been abruptly cancelled/postponed. The excuse given is that there are delays in delivery of the vaccines.
Really? If delivery was going to be a bottleneck, why was appointments given to people for the vaccinations, weeks in advance? Is something afoot? Lets wait and watch.
That is what I have been saying precisely: LET US WAIT AND WATCH – before we commit ourselves!
I am glad that our King and the Government has decided that if and when we do the vaccinations, we will do it at one go across the nation. Another decision that I whole-heartedly support is that the government has left the decision to us – whether to accept or not to accept the vaccinations. As always, these are sound decisions. This will give us time to watch the developments around the world. So far India has been generous to us, as always, and gave us 150,000 shots free of cost. We need in excess of one million shots. So it will be a while until we have the numbers needed. Then the Da Naag will kick in …. So the earliest we will be able to do the vaccinations - if we do go ahead with the program - it will be sometime in March.
Thankfully, if there are problems with the vaccines, some reports are likely to emerge by then. This should help us take an educated decision.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has recently released a fact sheet stating that their Covishield vaccine CANNOT BE USED on any and every body. I believe that Covishield vaccine is what we are getting. Already fifty-two adverse cases have been reported in the country’s capital, New Delhi – on the first day of immunization.