Dr Duncan DuBois

Historian,Political Commentator and Analyst

 

 

The Editor

The Mercury

ONLY TRUTH CAN CURE THE COVID SCARE  - posted 25 November 2021

In parsing the international reaction to Covid and the imposition of what is falsely called the vaccine, The Mercury’s editorial of November 22 concluded that a balanced approach to the situation was the best way forward. While there may be some merit in that, unless the truth about this contrived crisis is exposed, it is going to prevail indefinitely.

First of all, it needs to be accepted, as the Norwegian government stated on September 25, that Covid is a “seasonal respiratory infection,” like influenza. In that medical science has never been able to eradicate the ‘flu, The Mercury should not hold its breath in the hope that Covid will be eradicated. Covid-19 is no more a pandemic than the various strains of ‘flu that afflict humanity from time to time.

Of course, if Big Pharma and its media and medical allies were honest, they would acknowledge that Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are inexpensively effective in treating Covid infection.

Likewise, if those promoting the blitzkrieg to have the jab would permit the truth to be published, the protests would cease followed by class action suits. The CDC has conceded that the Covid vaccine is a drug, not a vaccine. It has also conceded that its concoction does not prevent re-infection by Covid.

When challenged by epidemiologists in a US court a few days ago, the FDA not only refused to disclose the data in Pfizer’s “vaccine” but stated that they would not do so until 2076. The response of the plaintiffs was to brand Pfizer’s promise of transparency as a “pile of illusions.” In other words, Pfizer is engaged in a cover-up. Why are the media hounds not in a feeding frenzy as they were during Watergate?

In every country where large numbers of people have been vaccinated, there has been an exponential increase in hospitalisations and deaths directly related to the “vaccines.” The WHO has recorded 2,5 million adverse reactions, 30,000 deaths in Europe and 18,000 in the US.

The truth is that being vaccinated, far from being a cure, is proving a health risk. The long term effects are unknown because none of the so-called vaccines have ever been subjected to the standard 3 to 5 year testing period.

The truth is that the statistics claimed for Covid deaths have been grossly manipulated. In Italy, for example, the 130,000 Covid deaths in 2020 have been reduced to 3,820. 99% of Covid-infected have recovered.

If there is a state of disaster in South Africa it applies to crime, not Covid because 6,163 people were murdered between July and September alone while 9,500 women were reported to have been raped (see POST, November 24). The total  death rate ascribed to Covid  is only 0,6% of a million. Only truth can cure the Covid scare.

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OLD MUTUAL COMPLAINTS:

FOR ATTENTION: THE DIRECTORS OF OM

TIME OVERDUE OM FACED TRUTHS ABOUT COVID NARRATIVE  -posted 24 November 2021

It is sad to read that OM has raised provisions in the face of “excess Covid claims,” when there is neither science nor logic to justify your stance, which instead is based on wilful ignorance and stupidity.

It is inexcusable that OM, with all its resources, has not been able to see through the contrived narrative regarding Covid and vaccines. Why do you think millions of people are protesting against this coerced hoax? They can’t all be stupid.

There is neither logic nor science in the imposition of ANY form of restrictions and protocols on the so-called Covid pandemic. Here’s why:

·        It is not a pandemic because more than 96% of those infected in South Africa recover;

·        The number of Covid deaths 0,6% of a million over  18 months, is less than the number (63,000) of deaths from TB in 2019;

·       There are proven treatments for Covid, namely, hydroxychloroquin and ivermectin. If Covid was a proper pandemic like the medieval Black Death, 30% of the population would already be dead.

·       The blitzkrieg promoted by Big Pharma, the government, the mass media and medical aids and OM for people to have the vaccine is totally false because what is called a vaccine is no more than a drug which does not produce immunity. That is openly stated by Pfizer, the FDA and CDC.

A shocking reality is that when challenged by epidemiologists in a US court two weeks ago, the FDA not only refused to disclose the data in Pfizer’s “vaccine” and stated that they would not do so until 2076. The response of the plaintiffs was to brand Pfizer’s promise of transparency as a “pile of illusions.” In other words, Pfizer is engaged in a cover-up. Why are the media hounds not in a feeding frenzy as they were during Watergate?

In every country where large numbers of people have been vaccinated, there has been an exponential increase in hospitalisations and deaths directly related to the “vaccines.” The WHO has recorded 2,5 million adverse reactions, 30,000 deaths in Europe and 18,000 in the US.

The truth is that being vaccinated, far from being a cure, is proving a health risk. The long term effects are unknown because none of the so-called vaccines has ever been subjected to the standard 3 to 5 year testing period.

So, OM needs to stop exploiting a hoax or allowing itself to be exploited by a hoax and start questioning what happened to deaths from pneumonia and the ‘flu. It also needs to stop promoting so-called vaccines which are poisoning people, promoting heart ailments in previously healthy people and actually weakening OM’s prospects for new business.

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The Editor

NO PROVEN BASIS TO HAVE THE VAX  -published  16 November 2021

The Mercury’s editorial plea of November 15, “Vaccinate to keep others safe,” was premised on scientific evidence, there would be no eed to pen these remarks.

First, The Mercury needs to get up to speed on a few facts. What it is asking people to submit to is what the CDC itself conceded on September 1, that the Covid jab is not a vaccine but a “preparation” which may stimulate anti-bodies against Covid but of which there is no guarantee, a reality against which all the manufa cturers are indemnified.

Therefore, if vaccination was the panacea,  how would the safety of others be jeopardised once one is vaccinated?

Second, although unreported by the mainstream media, the adverse effects of the so-called vaccines, including premature deaths,  are resulting in hospitalisation of large numbers of vaccinated people in Belgium, Israel, Western Australia, Singapore and the  New England states where the majority of people have had the jab.

Third, the efficacy of natural immunity to Covid has been proved in 92 separate studies which include those done by Yale and Oxford universities. Instead of applying peer-pressure to have the jab, testing for natural immunity could be advised.

Fourth, the recovery rate from Covid-infected cases in South Africa is 96%. In the 18 months since Covid was declared a pandemic, it is claimed that 89,000 people have died from it, while, curiously, no figures are published for deaths from influenza and  pneumonia. In 2019 alone, more deaths from TB were recorded – 63,000 - yet no restrictions were applied.

Fifth, it is therefore a total fallacy that there is a pandemic which is why the government of Norway has downgraded Covid to influenza status. It is also the reason the Italian Health Department has downgraded the number of Covid deaths in 2020 from 130,000 to just 3,820. 

Thus, the question to be posed is:  what is the agenda behind the “prediction” of a so-called “fourth wave” and the “need for stricter” measures? It certainly is not scientific.

So, Mr Editor, there is no basis for your editorial exhortation “Vaccinate to keep others safe.” On the contrary, given the reality of the risk involved in having the jab and the proven power of natural immunity, it is far safer and more sensible NOT to have the jab.

 I certainly will not submit to your appeal particularly as in terms of section 12 (2) of our constitution, my right to bodily integrity is upheld along with my right to refuse to be subjected to a medical experiment in the form of the untested, unproven Covid so-called vaccine.

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The Editor

The Mercury

DISCOVERY HEALTH’S MERCENARY MOTIVES -  10 November 2021

By its loyalty to the prescribed narrative on the subject of Covid vaccines, it would appear that Discovery Health’s motives are mercenary and not scientific (The Mercury, November 8).

Discovery chief executive Ryan Noach’s own words to the vaccinated prove that. “We highly recommend that they choose to hang around people who have been vaccinated.” If the vaccine was so wonderful, why should the vaccinated bother about the vax status of those with whom they socialise?

In that it is a proven reality that none of the vaccines guarantees immunity, then what is the point of being vaccinated when 99% of Covid-infected people recover?  Why, then, is Discovery promoting vaccination when, as 92 independent studies show, natural immunity totally trumps vaccines?  In the face of that reality, why then does Discovery advise booster shots?

 Is ivermectin’s low cost the reason Discovery fails to promote it despite over 60 studies attesting to its efficacy in combatting Covid?

Why is Discovery silent about the dramatic spike in Covid cases of vaccinated people resulting in their hospitalisation in Israel, Ireland, Singapore and West Australia where over 90% of the population has been vaccinated?

Is Discovery aware of the latest finding published in the Lancet Medical Journal that vaccinated people are more likely to spread the Covid variant than the unvaccinated?

There is mounting evidence worldwide of the negative and life-threatening effects of Covid vaccines, none of which has been subjected to the standard testing period of up to five years. 

In the light of the above factual realities, by its promotion of vaccines and booster shots and its neglect to endorse the inexpensive yet effective ivermectin, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Discovery, like other medical aids, prioritises profits over health and science.

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The Daily Friend

IN DEFENCE OF IVERMECTIN  - 9 November 2021 – not publ

Invariably source references are indicators of which side of the fence a person occupies. Ivo Vegter’s positive reference to Discovery Health and its promotion of vaccines makes it very clear on which side of the fence he resides.

In a widespread media statement Discovery scorned the ant-vaxxers while saying nothing about ivermectin. That is because Discovery, the biggest medical aid scheme in South Africa prioritises profits ahead of science and health. There is no money in the sale of ivermectin, so in lockstep with Big Pharma, Discovery advocates vaccines.

Vegter can trot out all the anti-ivermectin references he wants. But if he checked their sources or affiliations, he might find that they are welded into the narrative which upholds vaccines and deprecates alternatives.

Be that as it may, here are some references and sources that somehow don’t seem to show up on Vegter’s radar.

The American Journal of Therapeutics, Vol. 28, July/August 2021, pp. 434-460, provides incontrovertible evidence that ivermectin has “a strong therapeutic efficacy” against Covid-19. It found that doses of ivermectin were 86% effective in reducing Covid infection and removed the need for mechanical ventilation.  A related study found that ivermectin reduced deaths amongst hospitalised Covid cases by 75%.

The Journal of Therapeutics argues that in the absence of the development of a cure for Covid-19, the repurposing of ivermectin should be a priority. As an inexpensive, over the counter treatment it should be welcomed by all, particularly hospitals, medical aids and insurance companies. In Mexico and Peru ivermectin has been officially endorsed as a Covid fighter. The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with a population of 240 million,  recorded a 98,7% recovery rate from Covid thanks to ivermectin.

Journal of Antiviral Research, April 2020, cited ivermectin’s efficacy in inhibiting virus. October 2020, National Library of Medicine published research that compared Covid infection rates with countries in Africa that had distributed ivermectin with those that had not. Found a 28% lower mortality rate.

Dr Peter McCullough, former Professor at Baylor University School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas, is a Harvard-trained cardiologist, epidemiologist and author of 600 peer-reviewed medical publications. He says most Covid deaths could have been prevented by treatments that have been suppressed by policy-makers who have deliberately blocked HCQ and ivermectin (World Net Daily, 27 September 2021).

The same Dr McCullough told the US Senate in May that vaccines should not be promoted because none of them has been subjected to the standard 3 to 5 year testing period and already there are widespread reports of adverse and even fatal consequences from the vaccines. But that is another topic.

Regulatory capture by governments in tandem with Big Pharma explains why ivermectin, with a 47 year safety record and as one of the most positively peer- reviewed drugs, is deprecated by the narrative.  Dr James Meehan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dr George Fareed of Brawley, California,  between them they have not lost a single one of 10,000 Covid patients treated with ivermectin and HCQ.

Contrary to the dogmatic narrative, the CDC recommends ivermectin for refugees coming into US. On its website it prescribes two 200mg doses once a day for two days for all refugees from Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Caribbean and South America.

Lungisa  Fuzile

CEO

Standard Bank of SA

Good Day

COVID AND VACCINATION   23 October 2021: never acknowledged

These remarks are overdue. I object to the Bank’s attempt to influence how I am to treat my health with its exhortation, plastered on its ATM screens and home pages of its website, to submit to having a Covid vaccination.

My objection is based on medical and legal grounds.

First, Covid is not a pandemic because the recovery rate in South Africa is 96%. If it was a pandemic, 30% of the population would be dead. Consequently, there is no need for a vaccine.

Second, what is being called a ‘vaccine’ is medically false. It is a ‘preparation,’ as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) terms it, which may stimulate anti-bodies in a person. But none of the ‘preparations’ is certified to produce immunity. All of the manufacturers – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson, etc – are indemnified against the inability of their ‘preparations’ to produce immunity and against adverse reactions caused by them because all of their Covid ‘preparations’ are experimental. None of them has been subjected to the standard three to five year trial and testing period.

Third, my objection, therefore is to the Bank’s promotion of a medically untested procedure which is acknowledged to be unable to guarantee immunity. Worse still, by indulging in this promotion, the Bank is ignoring the growing list of extreme adverse effects of these so-called vaccines which includes heart inflammation, paralysis and deaths.

Fourth, section 12(2) of the RSA Constitution upholds the right of citizens to bodily integrity and not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation. All of the so-called vaccines which Standard Bank is promoting are experimental.

If you are genuinely concerned about the health of your customers, then advise them to check for natural immunity in order to ascertain their health status regarding Covid. And then follow that up with a recommendation that, in the event that they are threatened by Covid, to treat themselves with ivermectin which is endorsed by the CDC, the governments of Peru, Mexico and state governments of India as well as by world renowned cardiologist Dr Peter McCullough and many physicians in the USA.

Failing all that, please remove your statements about Covid and vaccination from your  ATMs and website and just stick to banking and finance.

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The Editor

The Mercury

FORECASTING COVID WAVES IS NOT SCIENCE  -    11 October 2021 not published

Weather forecasting is a proven, exact science based on comprehensive satellite detection.  No such science exists on forecasting the next wave of a pandemic yet this is now being touted as a fixed event right down to the date of its commencement as The Mercury editorial of October 11 reports.

By now it should be apparent that there is an agenda driving these “waves” that will magically keep occurring until the objective of the agenda is fulfilled.  And that objective, as your editorial points out, is to compel everyone to submit to having a Covid vaccine.

The experience of fully-vaccinated Israel shows what will happen after that. Fresh Covid outbreaks will then occur which will then be used to compel everyone to have a booster shot. Israel has already administered three booster shots – and still the virus continues.

It does not take rocket science to work out that the vaccines are the cause of this revolving door of illness. And, again, the reasons should be obvious: none of the vaccines has been properly tested, none is certified to produce immunity, all their manufacturers are indemnified against adverse reactions.

The growing, yet suspiciously unreported cases of adverse reactions and deaths caused by the vaccines should be the main focus of the news media. If a motor vehicle model  has a poor safety record sales drop and the manufacturer  recalls the model. That is what should be happening to these vaccines and that is why it is medical tyranny to promote them.

The Editor

The Mercury

QUESTIONING THE COVID VAX NARRATIVE    -6 OCT 2021 not published

As much as the likes of Dr Bob Clark (The Mercury, October 6) dismiss submissions on the subject of Covid and vaccine treatments as “misinformation” because they differ from the decreed “narrative,” they should be asking themselves why it is that a substantial body of medical opinion differs from that narrative.

On what basis does Dr Clark dismiss the statements by eminent Harvard- trained cardiologist and author of 600 peer-reviewed publications, Dr Peter McCullough,  that none of the vaccines is safe and none promotes immunity?

How does Dr Clark account for the resurgence of Covid cases in Israel where 99% of the population has been vaccinated and received two booster shots?  Has he considered  why the growing number of adverse and even fatal effects of vaccine shots are not reported?

Is Dr Clark aware that The American Association of Physicians and Surgeon, which is internationally networked, along with 4,000 doctors  endorsed the Rome Covid Summit  Declaration condemning the suppression of debate on scientific inquiry into Covid, vaccines  and the restriction of life-saving treatments?

Has it occurred to Dr Clark that financial interests motivate Big Pharma’s  dismissal of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin, the inexpensive but highly effective Covid treatments ? If Dr Clark googled Drs James Meehan of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dr George Fareed of Brawley, California, he would find that between them they have not lost a single one of 10,000 Covid patients treated with HCQ or ivermectin.

Why is Dr Clark adamant that unless one is vaccinated, “we will not get out of lockdown” when natural immunity has been found to be unfailing in deterring Covid infection as attested to by CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta, Dr Marty Makary of John Hopkins University and 15 independent studies? 

Dr Clark insists that the anointed narrative on this whole subject is based on science. However, careful interrogation of it indicates that the science to which he refers has been recruited to provide compliance with the globalist agenda that fulfils the aims of the new world order as Australian New South Wales govern

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The Editor

The Mercury

VAX PROMOTERS IGNORE THE CASE FOR NATURAL IMMUNITY -5/10/21 – not pbl.

Like other Covid vaccine adherents, Dr Bob Clark’s comments on the subject reflect the mass media and Big Pharma narrative (The Mercury, October 5).

Attempting to compare a Covid jab with rabies or polio vaccinations is unhelpful because those are proven, established procedures. None of the Covid vaccines is certified to produce immunity because they have not been properly subjected to trials and testing. That is why the manufacturers are indemnified against claims for adverse reactions.

As I pointed out on October 5, the extent to which the Covid vaccines are unsafe has been stated by Dr Peter McCullough of Baylor University School of Medicine who has also testified in that vein before the US Senate.

Dr Clark insists that Covid constitutes a pandemic. The statistics, however, don’t add up. The death rate amongst Covid-infected people over the age of 65 is 0,2%; for those younger than 60, the rate is 0,05%. (BizNews, October 4). The recovery rate is 96% in South Africa and 99% in the US. If this was a pandemic, 30% of the population would be dead.

Dr Clark’s view that the vaccine should be mandatory ignores the case for natural immunity. Dr Todd Zywicki of George Mason University in Virginia won his case against the University after it insisted that he be vaccinated despite recovering from Covid-19. Zywicki successfully argued that he had acquired natural immunity and therefore did not require the jab. Medical research by Dr Marty Makary at John Hopkins University and in Israel endorses the case for natural immunity.

Given the extent to which South Africans are daily exposed to people with a variety of diseases, it is likely that most of us have developed a natural immunity to Covid. Instead of demanding that people be vaccinated, the scientific thing to do would be to test for natural immunity.

In that context, Dr Clark’s opinion that those who oppose the Covid vaccine should be subjected to social apartheid is unworthy of comment.

The Editor

The Mercury

CASE FOR VACCINATION UNPROVEN  - 5 OCTOBER 2021

Deploring an argument without factually disproving it may be self-serving but otherwise is pointless. Penny De Vries’ assertion that “vaccination is an act of loyal citizenship”(The Mercury, September 30) is a case in point.

Without adducing a shred of contrary evidence, her primary objection to the case against Covid vaccination is that it is based on “harmful information” is “right wing” and reflects “conspiracy theory.”

Such an outlook is sad because it reflects an uncritical acceptance of opinions simply because they have been repeatedly stated by sources that are familiar and therefore must be beyond question. Compounding that outlook, De Vries draws comfort from the fact that millions have already been vaccinated and therefore it must be not only the right thing to do but also “an act of loyal citizenship.” Shame.

The right “not to be subjected to medical experiments” is provided by section 12 (2) of our constitution. The fact that all the vaccines are still in an experimental stage is why the Big Pharma companies are indemnified against claims from adverse reactions. That reality alone should caution people about having the vaccination.  

Moreover, none of the vaccines provides immunity from Covid. That, Penny De Vries, is not “my fact” but has been stated by the FDA and the CDC and proven in Israel where fresh Covid infections are rife despite 99% of the population having been vaccinated.

 Dr Peter McCullough, Professor of Medicine at Baylor University in Dallas, editor of two medical journals and author of 600 peer-reviewed medical publications has stated: “Covid vaccines have an unfavourable safety profile. They are not clinically effective and thus cannot be generally supported at this time” (source: World Net Daily, September 27).

In that same report, Dr McCullough called for the removal of all Covid vaccines from the market. His call is based on the growing number of adverse, life-threatening effects of those vaccines, exacerbated by the administration of booster shots.

The Mercury is to be commended for affording the opportunity to challenge the narrative on Covid vaccination. But if people want to shelter behind epithets like “right wing” and “conspiracy theories” to justify ignoring divergent facts and actual truths, that is their prerogative. The mind is like a parachute. It works only if you open it.

--------------------Mercury declined to allow further letters challenging the narrative after 5/10.But later resumed.

The Editor

The Mercury

ANTI-VAX PROTESTERS APPLAUDED  - 29 Sept 2021

Politics makes strange bedfellows. The protest by anti-Covid vaccination groups in Durban and the reasons for their opposition (The Mercury, September 28) reflects much of what informed opinion abroad has stated.

The protesters are quite correct. Covid-19 is not a pandemic because upwards of 96% of those infected survive. If 30% of the population had died, it would have been a pandemic. In the US, 27,000 doctors have accused the government of falsehood in proclaiming Covid as a pandemic. In Europe 600 doctors in Spain and 500 in Germany have voiced the same indictment.

The wearing of masks is another fallacy. The Covid virus is 5,000 times smaller than the weave of any mask, so we kid ourselves in believing that masks are barriers to transmission. But making masks mandatory is part of the extent to which civil liberties are being denied by politicians along with restrictions on public gatherings, the free operation of commerce. These measures are all part of conditioning people into accepting what Gates, Schwab and Soros call the “Great Re-Set,” an Orwellian social-order.

So, those protesters have a point. We are being coerced to comply with propaganda, not science. It is called gaslighting, derived from the 1944 film called Gaslight which highlighted how psychological manipulation can lead to doubt, despair, polarisation and hate. That is exactly what is happening in the US and parts of Australia as society is being torn apart by the effects of mass media, Big Tech and corrupt politicians in promoting the pandemic and vaccine agenda that is false.

It is evident in the non-reporting of the side-effects, adversities and deaths caused by the vaccines. The Journal of Toxicology recently reported that vaccines are exacerbating co-morbidities in people over the age of 65 resulting in a five- fold increase in the death rate.

Professor Marty Makary of John Hopkins University notes that 15 studies indicate that natural immunity trumps the vaccines (Epoch Times, September 24). The CDC and FDA concede that that vaccines do not certify immunity a fact proven in Israel where people are being lined up for their fourth booster shot.

Therefore, the anti-vax protesters are to be applauded for recognising what is afoot. And they will be happy to note that the Prime Minister of Norway has announced that all Covid restrictions have been lifted and that society is returning to normal. She also said that Covid has now been downgraded to a seasonal respiratory infection. Cyril Ramaphosa, take note.

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The Editor

The Mercury

COVID AND VACCINES DEBATE    -   20 September 2021

Mary De Haas rightly encourages interrogation of the issues concerning Covid-19 and vaccination (The Mercury, September 17). The following perspectives may further illuminate that interrogation.

Although the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is regarded as the ‘gold standard’ in detecting Covid-19, it is important to note what Reuters Fact Checking stated on 13 November 2020 in response to social media claims that PCR tests are “fraudulent.” Reuters found “detecting viral material by PCR does not indicate that the virus is infectious and able to infect others and that there are limitations in detecting specific levels of a virus from a sample using PCR testing.”

It is, therefore, not unreasonable to consider the extent to which PCR tests may have overstated the actual viral risk posed by individuals.

Regarding the status of vaccines, on 23 August 2021, the FDA issued a statement qualifying its stance on the Pfizer vaccine. It stated that it was not fully approved by the FDA and had been issued only an EUA permit, that is for ‘Emergency Use Authorisation’ on the understanding that Pfizer was fully indemnified  against any adverse reactions.

Then on 1 September 2021, the CDC issued a statement clarifying the definition of a vaccine. It termed it “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” Significantly, the CDC did not state that the vaccine immunised a person and that having the jab certified immunity. In that context, Biden’s vaccine edict applicable to 100 million American employees – “We have to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated” – implies vaccination is no guarantee of immunity.

Further to the vaccine question, Dr Fauci was unable to answer CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr Sanjay Gupta, why a Covid-recovered person would need a vaccine. Gupta cited an Israeli study which showed that natural immunity was 27 times more effective than a vaccine.

A worrying development is the occurrence of a variant of Covid in persons already vaccinated. Many American doctors are now questioning whether the booster shots are serving to perpetuate viral mutations. In Israel, where almost everyone has been vaccinated and people are already lining up for their fourth booster shot, fresh Covid cases are rife.

What needs to be appreciated is that just as we have had state capture in South Africa, the world has been subjected to regulatory capture by Big Pharma. Allied with corrupt politicians, the mass media and sections of the medical fraternity, vaccines are being promoted as the ‘get out of jail’ route.

Regulatory capture explains why Ivermectin, with a 47 year safety record and as one of the most positively peer- reviewed drugs, is deprecated by Big Pharma. As a cheap medication, there is no money in Ivermectin for them. Yet its efficacy is beyond doubt. The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with a population of 240 million, has recorded a 98,7% recovery rate from Covid thanks to Ivermectin. Dr James Meehan of Tulsa, Oklahoma has treated 2,700 Covid patients with Ivermectin without a single death.

In the light of the above, why is the CDC promoting what it calls Green Zones? Touted as “quarantine” zones, they are actually fortified camps under construction in Australia. History shows that such structures have always been part of totalitarian societies.

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The Editor

The Mercury

Mainstream media pushing Covid agenda – 15 September 2021

Anthony Starkey’s view that “fringe publications should not be taken seriously” (The Mercury, September 14), illustrates the extent to which the mainstream media have succeeded in determining the narrative on Covid-19.

Starkey makes no attempt to rebut the historical fact that Covid-19 is not a pandemic and ignores my references to the ineffectiveness and adverse effects of the vaccines. Instead he bases his rejection of my arguments, published on September 10, not on their factual integrity but on the credibility of a source I quoted, namely, World Net Daily.

Significantly, if the facts I had sourced had come from the Washington Post, which Starkey cites with acclaim, it is unlikely that he would have pursued the issue. The question Starkey should be asking himself is why the Washington Post does not report the extensive accounts of the adverse effects of the Covid vaccines. Does it not occur to him that there may be an agenda to which the Post is adhering which is why it denigrates sources which deviate from its narrative?

The reality of the dissemination of news and views is that there is an information war. Owned by amazon, the Washington Post is an integral part of Big Tech-controlled media which have arrogated to themselves the right to determine the narrative on issues such as the response to Covid-19.

But research that ignores that context is likely to render only Pavlovian results. The bibliography of any well-researched subject will invariably reflect sources across a range of ideologies and contexts which is why it is necessary to look critically beyond what the mainstream media have anointed as the narrative on Covid-19.

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The Editor

The Post

VACCINE NARRATIVE IS UNSCIENTIFIC  - 15 SEPT 2021

Coming in the wake of President Ramaphosa’s appeal for everyone to have the vaccine, the report that the health regulator has granted approval for children as young as 12 to be given the Pfizer Covid vaccine (the POST, September 15-19) should worry all who appreciate how unscientific this narrative is.

On 23 August 2021, the FDA of the USA issued a statement qualifying its stance on the Pfizer vaccine. It stated that it was not fully approved by the FDA and had been issued only an EUA permit, that is for ‘Emergency Use Authorisation’ on the understanding that Pfizer was fully indemnified  against any adverse reactions.

Then on 1 September 2021, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement clarifying the definition of a vaccine. It termed it “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” Significantly, the CDC did not state that the vaccine immunised a person and that having the jab certified immunity. In that context, Biden’s vaccine edict applicable to 100 million American employees – “We have to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated” – implies vaccination is no guarantee of immunity.

Further to the vaccine question, Dr Fauci was unable to answer CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr Sanjay Gupta, why a Covid-recovered person would need a vaccine. Gupta cited an Israeli study which showed that natural immunity was 27 times more effective than a vaccine.

A worrying development is the occurrence of a variant of Covid in persons already vaccinated. Many American doctors are now questioning whether the booster shots are serving to perpetuate viral mutations. In Israel, where almost everyone has been vaccinated and people are already lining up for their fourth booster shot, fresh Covid cases are rife.

What needs to be appreciated is that just as we have had state capture in South Africa, the world has been subjected to regulatory capture by Big Pharma. Allied with corrupt politicians, the mass media and sections of the medical fraternity, vaccines are being promoted as the ‘get out of jail’ route.

While none of the vaccines has been subjected to rigorous testing and the CDC has conceded that their efficacy in promoting immunity cannot be validated, there are increasing reports of their adverse effects, including death. Thus, in the light of the above, besides being unnecessary given the fact that the recovery rate from Covid is 97%, is the unscientific vaccine narrative worth the risk?

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The Editor

The Mercury

CHALLENGING THE VACCINE NARRATIVE -10/9/21

The embrace of the “must have the vaccine” narrative by the committees of Medical and Dental Deans (The Mercury, September 9) is illustrative of the coercive influence of Big Pharma and the mass media in imposing their will on humanity.

The explanations offered by the two medical committees in motivation of being vaccinated against Covid-19 are a sad indication of the Pavlovian extent to which they are following the fallacious narrative. First of all, if these vaccines were so marvellous, why would you have to have a second and even a third “booster?” Nobody had booster shots when we were immunised against polio.

Worldwide data shows that new Covid cases are occurring amongst those who have already been vaccinated: 95% in Israel, the same statistic in New South Wales, 75% in Singapore, 45% in the UK (World Net Daily, August 12).  The CDC has already conceded that the Pfizer vaccine is only 42% effective, whatever that means.

What the vaccine narrative adherents and their media are not disclosing are reports about the adverse effects of these wondrous vaccines. Vaccine Adverse Events reports as of August 23: 13,068 deaths, 154,142 hospitalisations, 5,617 anaphylaxis cases, 4,681 Bells Palsy cases, 1,607 miscarriages, 4,861 mycarditis cases, 13,812 life-threatening reactions, 17,228 permanently disabled cases – all as a result of the more than 300 million vaccine doses administered. Rock guitarist Eric Clapton’s horror experience following his jab should be compulsory reading.

Also being downplayed is the reality that natural immunity is far more effective than the vaccines. Dr Martin Kulldorf of Harvard Medical School has demonstrated that natural immunity exponentially provides the best protection against Covid-19. His findings are corroborated by 15 independent studies elsewhere in the US (World Net Daily, August 27).

This entire saga of a life-threatening virus is contrived. If there was a pandemic we would be seeing flatbed trucks laden with dead bodies as masses of people succumbed to the virus as was the case in the Black Death over 600 years ago. We would be seeing people stampeding in desperation to get the “vaccine.” But the reality is that over 96% of Covid-infected cases recover, so this is not a pandemic and there is no need for a vaccine. And there certainly is no sense in taking vaccines none of which has been properly tested.

The Editor

The Mercury

OPPOSITION TO IVERMECTIN CHALLENGED – 7 September 2021

Given the increasing degree to which thought control is being dictated by a narrative determined by globalist oligarchs, the warning by the SA Health products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) against the use of  Ivermectin in treating Covid-19 (The Mercury, September 6) is not surprising.

What needs to be appreciated is that science is not the driver of this narrative. Instead it is an alliance between the super-rich globalist oligarchs whose financial influence on the WHO and the FDA ensures the desired narrative. For example, Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Director of the FDA, now sits on the board of Pfizer. 

Sustaining the narrative of Big Pharma is Big Tech media. Since August Twitter has been partnered with Associated Press and Reuters to combat “misinformation” which deviates from the narrative. Last month YouTube removed 10 million posts that questioned the narrative of Covid and vaccines.

The American Journal of Therapeutics, Vol. 28, July/August 2021, pp. 434-460, provides incontrovertible evidence that Ivermectin has “a strong therapeutic efficacy” against Covid-19. It found that doses of Ivermectin were 86% effective in reducing Covid infection and removed the need for mechanical ventilation.  A related study found that Ivermectin reduced deaths amongst hospitalised Covid cases by 75%.

The Journal of Therapeutics argues that in the absence of the development of a cure for Covid-19, the repurposing of Ivermectin should be a priority. As an inexpensive, over the counter treatment it should be welcomed by all, particularly hospitals, medical aids and insurance companies. In Mexico and Peru it has been officially endorsed as a Covid fighter.

Thus, the narrative against Ivermectin has motives which should be alarming. Why is there opposition to the use of Ivermectin? What is in it for Big Pharma?  To what extent is the promotion of what is called the ‘Great Re-Set’ part of the narrative against Ivermectin? Why is science being manipulated by the globalist oligarchy?

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The Editor

The Mercury

THE VACCINE NARRATIVE SHOULD RAISE ALARM  - 1 Sept 2021

Given past histories when medications were halted as a result of adverse effects, the massive media campaign promoting Covid vaccination, while ignoring science, should be a matter of grave concern. The report on the rapid vaccination progress in Limpopo province is a case in point (The Mercury, August 30).

In 1976 the H1N1 swine’flu vaccine was terminated after just 450 cases of ascending paralysis were reported. Thalidomide, hailed as a wonder drug against morning sickness, was withdrawn in 1962 after it was found to have caused 6,000 miscarriages, 2,000 stillborn cases and thousands of cases of birth defects in Britain alone.

The point here is that those medications were withdrawn from the market because adverse effects raised alarm. Already there is growing evidence that the Covid vaccines are not only causing deaths and adverse side-effects but are not proving effective in preventing infection. The CDC has conceded that the Pfizer vaccine is only 42% effective. Already the vaccine narrative claims booster jabs will be necessary.

Yet as of 23 August the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System noted the following statistics as a result of vaccine doses in the USA: 13,068 deaths, 154,142 hospitalisations, 5,617 anaphylaxis cases, 4,681 Bells Palsy cases, 1,607 miscarriages, 4,861 mycarditis cases, 13,812 life-threatening reactions, 17,228 cases of varying disability [source: World Net Daily].

Given the reality that none of the Covid vaccines has been subjected to lengthy trial testing, it is an outrageous violation of personal liberty that politicians, medical aids, big business and the media are pressuring people to have the jab.

Given the reality that the recovery rate from Covid-19 ranges from 96% in South Africa to 99,8% in the US, Covid-19 is not a pandemic and therefore there is no need for a vaccine. Anyway, before anyone contemplates having the vaccine their own natural immunity should be tested. 

Fifteen studies in the US have proved conclusively that naturally acquired immunity is more robust and sustainable than any vaccine. That finding has been corroborated by a study in Israel.

The Editor

The Mercury

PSYCHOLOGY AND COVID- 17/8/21 – not published

Since the onset of the Covid-19 infection and the subsequent availability of vaccines, psychology has been exploited relentlessly in justifying lockdowns, facemask conformity, social distancing, quarantines and vaccine acceptance. The front page reports in The Mercury in recent days of Covid-19 and measures to encourage vaccination attest to that.

But the orthodox narrative is crumbling. Former Sunday Times editor Brian Pottinger in his latest book titled States of panic: Covid-19 and the New Medieval, lifts the lid on what has been deliberately suppressed by the mainstream media and politicians.

The release of mortality figures for 2020 in the UK and US indicate an inexplicable decline in rates from cancer, asthma, bronchitis and emphysema compared with averages of the previous five years. The NHS in Britain has confessed that one in four of its Covid hospital admissions were actually being treated for other conditions. In the face of numerous, worldwide court actions, the WHO has admitted that the Covid death toll it claimed was “nothing of the sort.”

Thus, it is now in the open that Covid-19 has been deliberately entered as a cause of death in order to contrive the perception that it is a pandemic. Pottinger’s research shows that in fact, although a serious viral outbreak, Covid-19 is no worse than the severe influenza afflictions of 1957 and 1968 from which humanity survived without lockdowns, masks and vaccines. Sweden has just confirmed that by not having any Covid restrictions yet posting the lowest infection and mortality rates in Europe.

Statistics published on August 16 prove the fallacy of the so-called pandemic. Of 386,341 Covid-19 cases in KZN, 12,535 deaths are attributed to the virus. That means a 96,76% recovery rate which is proof that Covid-19 is not a pandemic and that none of the government restrictions on the economy and society is justified nor is the psychological pressure to submit to the unproven efficacy of the vaccines.

The irony of the whole situation and the reaction to it proves the adage that most people value safety and security more than freedom even if what is presented as promising safety is neither proven nor necessary.

The Editor

The Mercury

NEED TO APPRECIATE THE TRUTH ABOUT COVID- 5 AUGUST 2021 [not publ]

Wherever Covid-19 restrictions are applied they have a negative socio-economic effect. Business Report of August 5 notes the setback business has again suffered from the recent lockdown while Liberty Holdings paid out 61% more on mortality claims. Yet none of those negatives need occur if the truth about the so-called Covid-19 pandemic was widely appreciated.

In 2015, then President Obama stated that there was a virus that had been discovered which would become threatening in five years’ time. To allay fears, he gave the assurance that measures to combat the virus were in place. His speech can be seen on Youtube, if it has not been removed.

As Obama predicted, the virus –Covid-19 – erupted in 2020. In terms of the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the ‘Great Reset’ adopted by the Davos oligarchs led by Klaus Schwab, the Covid-19 ‘pandemic’ is the means by which societies and economies are to be transformed, hence lockdowns, social distancing, masking, suspension of civil liberties, closure of churches, restaurants, schools and so on.

To date we have been subjected to this three times with each so-called Covid wave. Now  reference is being made to a fourth wave. This rollercoaster experience is scheduled to last for five years by which time the architects of the Great Reset expect to have achieved the major socio-economic changes they desire.

Their primary aim is to destroy the middle class, impoverish the masses and create dependency on government. Already, thanks to the Covid restrictions twenty percent of small businesses have been wiped out to the detriment of millions of employees. Now we have a Basic Income Grant being added to the already overloaded welfare system. This is in line with the Reset aim of a socialist society where all but the elite are dependent on the state.

Fortunately, there is a pushback against the Orwellian designs of Schwab and the Reset. Several states in the US have rescinded the mandatory wearing of masks and have reverted to open social and economic practice. In contrast to the draconian Covid restrictions imposed by countries like Australia is the experience of Sweden.

Since the onset of the so-called Covid ‘pandemic,’ Sweden did not apply a lockdown nor did it make mask-wearing mandatory. Yet its mortality rates remained almost consistent with past years. The province of Alberta in Canada, on August 3, ended facemask conformity and Covid quarantines.

Unless there is strong civil pushback and rejection of this completely unnecessary, rollercoaster cycle of Covid restrictions being turned on and off at the whim of politicians, South Africa’s economy, already disabled by ANC socialism, is never going to recover. More people have died of TB in past years yet it was never branded as a pandemic nor were civil liberties impeded. If Covid was a pandemic 30% of the population would already be dead.

The Editor

The Mercury

NATURAL IMMUNITY MAY PRECLUDE THE NEED FOR VACCINATION – 3/8/21

The debate concerning the rights of individuals to oppose Covid-19 vaccination and the obligation of employers to ensure a safe working environment (The Mercury, August 2), is quite unnecessary because it ignores an obvious solution.

Degrees of exposure to viruses enable the human body to build up an immunity, as Dr Edward Jenner observed over 200 years ago when he discovered that the exposure of milk maids to cowpox immunised them against smallpox.

Therefore, before anyone has the Covid jab they should be tested to establish the extent to which their body has built up a natural immunity. Consequently, they may not need to consider vaccination.

In the first place, none of the vaccines has been approved by the US Federal Drug Administration. They are all on trial and require years of testing before they can be properly medically validated.

Secondly, like the ‘flu vaccines, the Covid ones cannot immunise against all variants of the virus. So, having the jab is no guarantee of immunity as borne out by the fact that not only have those vaccinated subsequently contracted Covid-19, but many have suffered adverse side-effects and even death as a result.

Thirdly, the mania to have the jab is not being driven by science but by the commercial interests of Big Pharma abetted by the mass media and ambitious politicians. By stampeding people into having the Covid vaccination, the big pharmaceutical companies stand to rake in billions which will be repeated when they declare the need for a second jab because the first untested one has failed.

Anyway, the idea that Covid-19 is a pandemic is false. There is no pandemic because the recovery rate is 96% and higher. If there was a pandemic then at least 30% of the population would be dead as was the case during the Black Death (1349-1351).

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The Editor

The Mercury

FAITH IN COVID VACCINES QUERIED  - 14 June 2021  [not published]

The issue of whether or not to have the Covid vaccine needs to be seen in the context of certain realities which, in spite of Colin Marks views (The Mercury, June 14), should not be ignored.

It is a fact that the various vaccines have not been subjected to rigorous testing. Cardiologist Dr William McCullough told the US Senate last month that a trial period of  a further 30 months was required.

Before Trump’s Operation Warp-Speed which fast-tracked a vaccine, Big Pharma’s narrative was that a vaccine could not be developed within three years. Thus, it should raise concern that that stipulation has been waived and that Big Pharma by way of Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and others, with the assistance of the mainstream media, is now exhorting people to have the vaccine jab.

Given the multi-billion dollar interests of Big Pharma, one should be wary of uncritical acceptance of their narrative and try to avoid succumbing to the doctrine of universal susceptibility. On those grounds, there is no parallel with mandatory polio and smallpox inoculations as Colin Marks avers. One needs to compare apples with apples. Whereas there is a 96% recovery rate from Covid, smallpox was a scourge in Europe before the nineteenth century.

Of course, if people want to have the vaccine, despite the uncertainties of its efficacy and reports of its counter-effects such as heart inflammation and deaths, that is their prerogative. But under the circumstances it would be wise to test whether one’s body has acquired a natural immunity to Covid and therefore does not need a vaccine. Hence my concern expressed on June 11 regarding section 12(2) rights in the light of the Department of Education’s assertion that teachers must have the vaccine.

Placing faith in the World Health Organisation (WHO) is a questionable undertaking given its close association with the Wuhan Virology Institute in which it has been conceded that the Covid virus was manufactured. That was reported on June 8 by World Net Daily citing Peter Daszak of WHO that a “killer” virus had been made in the Wuhan Virology Institute.

 Then there is the fact that Dr Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease has funded the Wuhan Institute. Thus, one needs to be circumspect about the credibility of the WHO and its associates.

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The Editor

The Mercury

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE VACCINE ROLL-OUT – 9 JUNE 2021

One of the features of life in South Africa since the implementation of the 1996 constitution is an acute awareness of rights and the establishment of chapter nine institutions such as the Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Public Protector to uphold, inter alia, the Bill of Rights.

Specifically, section 12 (2) of the constitution accords the individual with the right to bodily integrity and the right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without consent. It is a medical fact that none of the vaccines being applied has been properly tested and that they are all in a trial period. At least a further 30 months of testing has been advised by top US cardiologist Dr Peter McCullough in his recent testimony to the US Senate.

Thus, it is utterly incredible that politicians are deciding that teachers will be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus (The Mercury, June 9). Equally incredible is the willingness of some teacher unions to endorse this violation of human rights and the silence of other unions on the matter. Moreover, why are the better informed amongst educators and principals not standing up in defence of section 12 (2)? And what of the governing bodies? Has everybody capitulated?

If 30% of the population had been wiped out, as happened in the Black Death between 1349-1351, desperate measures would be necessary. But with a recovery rate of over 95%, there is absolutely no need for a vaccine because the situation does not measure up to the proportions of a pandemic.

What the last 15 months has revealed is that politicians have been allowed to override civil liberties. The absence of resistance and opposition to the violation of section 12 (2)  from those who usually are so strident in demanding their rights, is simply allowing the state to erode human rights even further. An Orwellian situation is unfolding.

Regrettably, complicit in this process is the mass media. If freedom of the press is as vital as it proclaims, then the mass media has been remiss in not railing against the violation of human rights where this vaccine mania is concerned.

The Mercury

Time to revisit measures to contain Covd-19   - 25 March 2021

Although the further lapse of time will place the Covid-19 experience in context, after one year it surely is time to consider the worth of certain Covid-related measures that have been made mandatory and to declare that masks must fall.

The wearing of masks and social distancing is not practised by the majority who queue  to collect their grants nor was it apparent among those who participated in King Goodwill Zwelithini’s funeral procession.

According to the US Center for Disease Control, wearing a mask has neither slowed nor stopped the spread of Covid. That view is endorsed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. It contends that there is evidence that mask wearing does more harm than good. A year ago, the great medical scientist, Dr Fauci, actually denounced mask-wearing. But last month he advocated wearing two masks.

One of the reasons  masks are not scientifically endorsed concerns the great variety of materials from which masks are made. There is also the view that by limiting exposure to others, they may actually weaken personal immune systems.

The difference in Covid infections between the states of North and South Dakota adds further substance to the case against mask-wearing. While North Dakota made mask-wearing mandatory, South Dakota did not. Yet the infection rate in South Dakota was less than two percent different from that of North Dakota.

The states of Texas and Alabama have rescinded legislation concerning mask-wearing. Regarding social distancing, the states of West Virginia, Connecticut and Arizona have rescinded capacity limits and resumed normal, pre-Covid social practice.

In 2020, 52, 196 people are said to have died from Covid in South Africa. In 2019,  63,000 people died from TB. Despite the highly contagious nature of TB, mask-wearing and social distancing was not mandated.  Of the 1,54 million cases ascribed to the Covid virus, 1,46 million people recovered – some 95%.

The recovery rate raises the question as to why a vaccine is necessary. In any year, as many people die from seasonal Influenza-related symptoms as those who died in 2020 from what was claimed to be Covid.

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                                                                                                            (c) Duncan DuBois