Tony Blair

Is Tony Blair the Real Idiot Here?

There follows a guest post by retired dentist Dr. Mark Shaw, who is unimpressed with former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent pillorying of the unvaccinated.

Tony Blair was quoted recently as saying: “If you’re not vaccinated at the moment you’re not just irresponsible, you’re an idiot.”

Before the Covid vaccine was rolled out PHE published data that showed those aged 80 years or over were seventy times more likely to die than those under 40. Earlier this year, before young adults and children were vaccinated, the JVCI said that the incidence of severe outcomes from Covid in children and young people was very low and that Covid disease in children was typically mild or asymptomatic. COVID-19 has killed fewer children than seasonal flu in a normal year according to data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data was clear even in 2020 that if you were under 50 and in good health your risk of serious harm or death from the disease was vanishingly small.

For valid consent to be obtained for vaccination, not only would it be necessary to have a good perspective of Covid risk for that particular individual, it would also be essential to know whether naturally acquired immunity conferred as good or better protection and if remaining unvaccinated increased the risk to others. A former vaccine taskforce chief and many scientists involved in the Covid vaccine manufacture have stated that they were never designed to end transmission and this has now become clear for all to see. A recent Danish study confirms natural immunity is better.

For the above reasons it was refreshing to hear the Japanese Government declare: “Do not discriminate against the unvaccinated.”

Boris Hopes U.K. Will Lead the Way on International Vaccine Passport Scheme

Boris Johnson intends to use the G7 summit in Cornwall to “lead the way” on developing an international vaccine passport – much to the delight of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Mail on Sunday has the story.

Boris Johnson has been urged to establish a globally agreed way of recognising whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested so that airlines do not have to spend time verifying their claims…

Proposals being examined by the Cabinet Office and Department for Transport call for “immediate” alignment between countries on health certificates and for the G7 to be used to “agree a common approach to verifying and sharing Covid Health Certificates across borders”.

A globally accepted system needs to be developed to “verify that people have accurate tests or genuine vaccines”, the document seen by the Mail on Sunday adds.

“There does not need to be a single approach, but there need to be recognised acceptable standards.”

It comes as a report by the Tony Blair Institute today calls for people’s vaccine status to be taken into account for testing and quarantine requirements when they travel. 

Worth reading in full.