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Guy Hatchard
Guy Hatchardhttps://hatchardreport.com/
Guy Hatchard PhD is a statistician and former senior manager at Genetic ID, a global food safety testing and certification laboratory. Guy's book 'Your DNA Diet' is available on Amazon.com.

Pandemic reporting needs to meet the burden of proof

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At this point in the Covid pandemic saga, the public is still faced with an information blackout.

The data is very concerning indeed, but no one in parliament or MSM wants to get in front of it. Instead many are still stuck stoking the fear factor.  As Prof. Vinay Prasad, an American hematologist-oncologist and health researcher, wrote today: Legitimising irrational anxiety is bad medicine.

Early on in our efforts to publicise the dangers of biotechnology medicine, Guy had an email exchange with Jesse Mulligan, popular commentator with RNZ Afternoons. Jesse’s perspective on Covid vaccination was as follows:

Dec 6th 2021 “I feel like anybody aiming to critique such an obviously positive public health measure should begin and end their messaging reminding people that any risks/flaws in the vaccine are minor compared to the horrific impacts of getting Covid….I don’t have the time to correspond with you on this at length but, for what it’s worth, if you’re putting people off getting a largely safe vaccine by what you’re writing about it, I think you need to review how you approach writing these messages.”

Dec 7th 2021  “It’s not your caution I object to but the predictable effect it has in putting people off the vaccine…..I’d say you have the choice whether to use this data to educate and question (which I am keen on) vs lining it up to try and convince people they should fear or think twice about getting the vaccine.” 

Jesse quoted from Ministry of Health directives and had also read some questioning scientific articles, but he could not get past the conclusion that vaccination was an obvious public good and for this reason he declined to have Guy on air. 

The ‘obvious public good’ narrative has come in for some recent criticism. The BMJ printed an opinion piece in July entitled “Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?“. Or try this referenced substack article which reports that the negative harm/benefit ratio in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine trials has been acknowledged in a scientific journal article. In other words there is more harm than benefit.

We wonder what is Jesse’s assessment of current evidence? He is on our mailing list, but the correspondence has only been one way since Dec 7th. 

For us the central early point of pandemic misinformation has been the underlying assumption that biotech medicine interventions could be safe. There really was little or no evidence to justify such an attitude, in fact, as we have discussed, there was a great deal of published pre-pandemic evidence to justify caution. It seems to me that Jesse and most other MSM pundits were probably under-informed on this point.

Given the central role of DNA in human physiology, altering its function was from the outset potentially catastrophic. We are now facing Covid vaccine outcomes that not only involve serious individual adverse effects, but also potentially affect whole populations into the longer term. These outcomes include:

The evidence for these is patchy because governments are not rushing to publish data, but it is still very convincing. So concerning in fact, that the Israeli government has covered up key data and scientific conclusions.

The latest comprehensive evidence for Covid vaccine induced excess all cause mortality can be found in a just published analysis: Excess mortality in Germany 2020-2022. 

It is extraordinary how this perilous new normal has found its way into advertising messages, but not into serious commentary. Today we watched a TV ad for a funeral home which arranges alternative and appropriate funerals for those dying young, whilst a British Heart Foundation appeal featured a young woman collapsing on the football field. It did so in order to encourage donations. 

Sudden deaths among all ages are being normalised in the public’s mind because they really are happening at a rate that dwarfs the past, as insurance data confirms. However here in New Zealand we are still being subjected to puerile government advertising devoid of scientific caution. Like this MoH promotion which turned up this morning:

GET YOUR SECOND BOOSTER—I’ve had three shots, do I really need another booster? Current evidence shows your protection against severe infection slowly decreases over time—GET YOUR SECOND BOOSTER

No mention of safety, no mention of efficacy, and the term ‘current evidence’ bandied about inappropriately as if this advert is scientifically up to date and reliable. It isn’t

So why has it become so unfashionable to be concerned about rising death rates and lowered birth rates? You might find a clue in this frightening pre-pandemic article from the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation “Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report”. Are higher death rates good news for people with this kind of perspective? We hope not.

Are we being too harsh? No. This involves the health and life of young people on the doorstep of a bright future. 

When teaching, kindness and understanding go a long way towards improving communication and successful learning. We are clearly on a learning curve here. The poor vaccination outcomes were never anticipated, the adverse effects were initially disbelieved on principle, and blamed on misinformation. 

We can understand that, in the uncertain Covid climate of fear, people took sides and trusted the official MoH narrative, but continuing to do so now doesn’t fit the published scientific narrative or the public data. Caution was and is a very scientific strategy, it never deserved bad press.

We’re reaching out here. Those offering advice to the public need to be more discerning if they wish to contribute to the well being and longevity of our society. MSM language has become extreme, and it is increasingly polarising without foundation in science.

The sad reality is that medicine is a very conservative profession. Most medical procedures are locked in during training and seldom challenged for years after. Biotechnology interventions lie outside of the boundaries of past medical practice. What we need to do without anger, politics, or extremism is to talk through the fear of Covid and discuss the risks of biotechnology.

There is still a chance for seasoned journalists to cover the pandemic with an open mind. It is happening elsewhere. GB News for example has gained one of the largest prime time news audiences in the UK. Why not initiate a more open public debate? Cooling rhetoric and decreasing polarisation can only lead to better outcomes. Fresh air never harms anyone, it can save lives.

Guy Hatchard PhD was formerly a senior manager at Genetic ID a food testing and certification company (now known as FoodChain ID). Website: HatchardReport.com.

Guy is the author of ‘Your DNA Diet: Leveraging the Power of Consciousness To Heal Ourselves and Our World. An Ayurvedic Blueprint For Health and Wellness’.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of DTNZ.

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  1. Jesse Mulligan not wanting to upset his paymistress.
    The media millions money is not a grant, it is a contracted loan that can be recalled for repayment if the recipient doesn’t keep to the narrative, which includes co-governance.

    • Likes of mulligan and the rest of that crew at 7pm is dreadful and full of hate against anyone who questions the scamdemic. He is no medical professional but a two bit journo. A paid thug spreading govt propaganda.

      Recently he interviewed a non jabbed nurse who had been mandated out of her job. straight after the interview, he put out the caveat, “we are very pro vaccines’. He was also trying to take the mickey. What an unscrupulous muppet!

  2. “… meet the burdon of proof.” What a novel idea, Guy but I don’t think it will catch on here. Truth died in 2020, and fact is sinking fast.

  3. When government and health services are occupied by top level agents, who are more loyal to Gloablists and Big Pharma, they implement the orders they get. These people are not having national interest or the objective of serving kiwis. It starts from the top, Globalist mascot JA, and the former Director of Health, who were/are just implementing the deepstate narrative and CDC narrative respectively. F(B)aker type of agents in the academia are republishing the CNN narratives. It wa/is a scamdemic.

  4. This article and the comments sum it all up. They are all afraid of taking a pay cut! Where is national and Act in all of this.
    Whilst I blame Winston for saddling us with a Labour govt, maybe he is the man to be encouraged to take up the mantle of defending our sovereinghty, human rights and free speach, diesel vehicles and the freedom of cows to fart without paying taxes!

  5. It’s now beyond obvious that the legacy media are trapped in an irrational feedback loop of government-funded groupthink, self-deception and wilful ignorance. The disturbing irony is that they have become brainwashed by their very own propaganda.

    • Did anyone read Andrea Vance’s hit piece recently on Sovereign NZ? What a disgusting piece of trash masquerading as a journo- part of Jabsinisters hit squad!

  6. The covid cult is difficult to break free from when your livelihood depends upon strict adherence to the pseudoscientific ’safe and effective’ vaccine mantra.

  7. Jessie Jessie Jessie jealousy is such an ugly emotion one that you portray very clearly. Guy is merely being responsible and using data and science and latest reports from real scientists to relay to the public the very real dangers to this jab. Something you appear to be loath to do. Jessie you don’t have the power to change my mind and I don’t have the power to change yours but what we do have is a platform of truth to ensure that the nz people hear both sides of the story so they can make an informed decision regarding their health and with Guys knowledge and experience that is what we are getting. I will say that I am stoked to have you confess that the other side of the story is having an impact and had it have been spoken out in the beginning by you and your colleagues a lot more people may have been spared hideous injuries from this jab. So again that’s a NO from me regarding your jab, but you feel free to jab yourself till the cows come home and is that your phone ringing…. Might be the moh reminder … your next booster is due????????????

  8. This comment in Guys article captures many of the suspicions elderly folks had coming into this man made pandemic. Guy wrote

    “You might find a clue in this frightening pre-pandemic article from the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation “Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report”.

    Trouble is in trying to reduce super payments their vaccines started killing and injuring those still paying tax.

    An oversight they will no doubt attend to by Booster #2030

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