By Guy Hatchard
On the face of it, New Zealand is a lucky country of five million, affectionately termed Godzone.
For two years, New Zealand has largely avoided Covid by strictly controlling its borders.
During 2021, the Pfizer vaccine was rolled out to 90% of the eligible population.
Therefore in the virtual absence of any confounding effect of Covid infection, NZ should be a unique source of invaluable data on vaccine safety and indeed the government maintains it has all been a huge success.
Accordingly, employees of all government departments are mandated, on pain of losing their job, to be vaccinated.
But this week the government narrative began to completely unravel for a rather obscure reason.
Accident Compensation Commission Overwhelmed
We have a universal government accident compensation scheme (ACC).
Anyone who suffers injury in NZ as a result of any accident, is entitled to claim benefits and compensation from ACC.
In fact, there is no path for personal injury claims with private insurers, they must go through ACC.
As you can imagine, the hardy folk at ACC are tasked with investigating all claims thoroughly to avoid any benefit fraud.
Vaccine injury falls under their jurisdiction, so ACC staff have, uniquely in NZ, been immersing themselves in the torrid details of vaccine injury.
As all injuries go through this single department, ACC knows more about vaccine injury than any other sector of our government or society at large.
The avalanche of claims (which could top 100,000 if the government were to admit liability) and their severity has shocked ACC staff to such an extent that a great many staff members are rightfully concerned that they should not be compelled to vaccinate or boost.
The government, who have been trying to hide the extent of vaccine injury from the public and are eager not to be caught out, have reportedly caved in to ACC staff demands and extended the deadline for mandated vaccination into an uncertain future.
Simultaneously we have heard that the government wishes to avoid liability by arguing that vaccine injuries are not actually accidents but the result of free choices by individuals to undertake an experimental treatment.
Perhaps it wishes to take this stance because of the potentially huge cost of injury claims.
In so doing, is it trying to ignore the fact that it mandated vaccination on pain of loss of employment?
How Do We Know This?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has famously told the public that “the Government should be your sole source of information”, in her words all other sources of information especially social media are worthless “grains of salt”.
We are a compliant and trusting people by nature, the government’s assurances that the Pfizer vaccine is absolutely safe and effective, were initially embraced rather uncritically, but fortunately we do still talk to one another.
As the vaccine rollout progressed, it became apparent to those adventurous enough to diverge from Jacinda’s strictures by reading foreign media sources, that the mRNA vaccine is rather ineffective and rapidly wears off.
More importantly, the number of people suffering from vaccine injuries is so large, that almost everyone has a few friends, (I have almost a dozen), who have succumbed to serious injury.
The vaccine injury blackout that the government has been able to exert over the media has been so total that the vaccine safety narrative at first proved very robust.
Despite the injury stories circulating among friends and on social media, it was always possible for the government to dismiss the fate of one’s injured friends as rare and unfortunate (if indeed they ever mentioned it).
In fact, many vaccine injured have been trolled on social media for breaking the ‘obviously’ true narrative of safety and made to feel inadequate or worse—the cause of their own injury.
The days of this herd mentality are now numbered.
People have started to blow the whistle—they are largely the source of this article.
How Did NZ Go So Far Down The Rabbit Hole?
For a whole population to be taken in by a false narrative, a lot of factors had to come together.
Yes, there is of course a lot of money to be made by some corporations from vaccines and that is a powerful motivating force, but we shouldn’t underestimate the power of ideas and the mistaken decisions that originate from strongly held beliefs.
The turning point appears to be the case of a 17-year-old girl who died from a stroke immediately following vaccination in September last year.
A media hack quickly picked this up and questioned Jacinda Ardern at her press conference.
Jacinda immediately and forcefully responded that the medical event was unrelated to vaccination.
She described the media questioning as irresponsible.
Her reply appeared designed to squash any narrative that could cause vaccine hesitancy.
This strong response, which was probably not based on any proven information about the case, had the unfortunate effect of setting the tone for all government departments—absence of risk from Covid vaccines became an accepted stance and came to dominate government media advertising.
Is getting your head stuck up your arse a side effect of the vaxx or a pre-existing condition?
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Good question, Bone Fish. Sounds like a good research topic.