data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship

Bartholomeus Lakeman made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear Public Health England,
Please, provide the data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship; as by:
1. Numbers or % rate of those older than 65 yrs. having had in the previous years a flu vaccination and who suffered severely from or died with Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2;
2. Numbers and % rate of those people with an underlying health issues having had in the previous years a flu vaccination and who suffered severely from or died with Covid-19;
3. Numbers and % rate of the younger people without obvious underlying health issues having had in the previous years a flu vaccination and who suffered severely from or died with Covid-19;
4. Numbers of those in their 90's who have survived Covid-19 and who were they ever vaccinated against the flu;
5. Data that disproof the correlation between those who had severe or lethal Covid-19 symptoms and had received the flu vaccine;

Your obligation to provide the above data is due to the following’s facts:
1) PHE’ mission statement is “The traditional purpose of the seasonal influenza immunisation programme in England is to offer protection to those who are most at risk of serious illness or death should they develop influenza.” For the flu vaccination for the winter 2018/19, PHE published:
•40% for ‘Carers’ received an influenza vaccine during the 2018 to 2019 season
•72.0% for patients aged 65 years and over (7.5 million)
•14% for patients aged 6 months to under 65 years old independent from a clinical risk group (3.1 million •48.0% for patients aged 6 months to under 65 years old in 1or more clinical risk group(s):
A major study of NHS records showed clear demographic risk factors in Covid-19 mortality. And it is showed that people in the above vaccination groups are also those who suffered most from -or died with-covid-19.

2) A research shows that EU countries with a high flu vaccine uptake are those with a high covid19 mortality: Table below shows a clear difference between east and west, both in vaccine uptake and Covid-19 deaths. Which has a statistically significant correlation of 0.7. Of course, correlation is not causation. Possible reasons for the stark variation in covid19 death-toll are: ecological (high population density and urbanisation), demographic (ageing and multicultural societies), clinical (obesity and chronic disease such as diabetes mellitus), differences in diagnostic practice and recording, and to be considered in broader post-mortem investigation is the flu vaccine
Country / Flu vaccination 65+ per %. / Covid19 mortality per million
U. Kingdom 72.6 % / 489
Netherlands 64.0 % / 325
Portugal 64.0% / 325
Ireland 57.6% / 301
Spain 55.6 % / 580
Malta 55.5% / 14
Italy 52.0 % / 514
France 49.7% / 414
Belgium 49.6% / 763
Sweden 49.5% / 343
Luxembourg 37.6% / 165
Finland 47.6% / 51
Denmark 40.8% / 92
Germany 34.8 % / 93
Hungary 26.8% / 45
Croatia 23.0% / 23
Czechia 20.3% / 27
Romania 16.1% / 52
Lithuania 13.4% / 20
Slovakia 13.0% / 5
Slovenia 11.8% / 50

3) Studies (e.g. Skowronski et al, 2010) indicated that people receiving the flu-vaccine in one year were more likely to contract the H1N1 strain in the following year: A Pentagon (by Greg Wolff) study of military personnel showed an odds ratio for coronaviruses of 1.36 in a group vaccinated against influenza compared with an unvaccinated group. Similar findings were reported in studies of flu vaccines in children in the USA, Hong Kong and Australia. The flu jab lowers immunity to other upper respiratory tract infections. In the BMJ, paediatrician Alan Cunningham wrote “Such an observation may seem counter-intuitive, but it is possible that influenza vaccines alter our immune systems non-specifically to increase susceptibility to other infections; this has been observed with DTP and other vaccines.” And a Swiss research on coivd19 antibodies shows that the flu vaccination can cause a viral interference: igG antibodies get capsulated and can no longer overcome SARS-CoV2. And it showed that of those who were unvaccinated and having had a flu; of those more than 40% have developed a cross reaction to coivd-19.

4) Due to the volatility of the virus, which mutates rapidly: a new vaccine is needed every autumn: in practice, its preventive performance is poor. A Cochrane Collaboration review in 2014 revealed that the vaccines reduced incidence of influenza by a mere 6%. Their author, T. Jefferson described evidence for flu vaccination as ‘rubbish’. E.g. Tamiflu, which was stockpiled by governments after a Cochrane review showing that Tamiflu reduced complications of influenza. When it transpired that most of the studies were sponsored by the manufacturer, Jefferson sought the original data but Roche refused. A subsequent Cochrane review did not replicate the industry' impressive findings. And vaccines may cause new resistant strains of viruses to develop, through natural selection. As reported in BMC Medicine by Alehouse and Scarpino, whooping cough outbreaks have infected vaccinated as well as unvaccinated people. Mandating of the chickenpox vaccine in the USA appears to have weakened the immunity gained from the naturally-acquired disease; a review by Goldman and King in Vaccine journal showed increasing incidence of shingles.

5) In May 2019 Matt Hancock stated “Those who campaign against vaccination are campaigning against science. The science is settled...Those who have promoted the anti-vaccination myth are morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible and have blood on their hands.” Yet who can wash his hands? As Science is rarely ‘settled’, certainly not in an area as complex as immunology. Consider the modelling by Neil Ferguson at Imperial College, which predicted that Sweden would have over 40 thousand deaths by the beginning of May, if it continued to refrain from a lockdown: the actual figure was fewer than three thousand. Prof Ferguson’s predictions had to be supported by a RT-PCR test with a false positive rate of 80%. The true scientific attitude is scepticism, and that is how group-think and assumptions are challenged. It is also how medical scandals such as thalidomide, and tobacco use are exposed. We should not allow institutions to thwart valid enquiry, however financially or politically powerful they may be.

Yours faithfully,
Bart Lakeman

FOI, Public Health England

OFFICIAL
Dear Bart Lakeman,

We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request for information under statutory access legislation.

Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request.

If the request is for your personal data, your request has been handled as a data subject access request (SAR) under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then we will respond  within one month of the receipt of the request.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for providing guidance and advice to government and front-line services for all aspects of public health.  It is a designated Category 1 responder organisation under the Civil Contingency Act and this specifically includes the COVID-19 response, providing clinical expertise and wider public health advice and guidance across national and local government, the NHS and third sector. As such, you may experience delays when making statutory information access requests during the pandemic.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes.  However when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request. The Information Commissioner recognises this position in its recent guidance, see link: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat....

Kind Regards,

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920 
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, Public Health England

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OFFICIAL
Dear Bart Lakeman,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

Kind regards,

FOI Team

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear FOI,
Due to PHE' mission statements, and prior and pivotal to them stating that the covid19 vaccine is tested and safe: PHE should to my FOI “data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship” request 2 – 5; provide a response with its conclusive evidence.
And when failing to do so, PHE lay themselves open to be a cause, due to their recommendations and arrangements for those over age 65, and healthcare workers: who had the highest % of having a flu vaccination; to be a cause to their death by SARS Cov-2/ covid19.

Yours sincerely,

Bartholomeus Lakeman

FOI, Public Health England

OFFICIAL
Dear Bartholomeus Lakeman,

We acknowledge receipt of your email, which will be treated as a request for an internal review, following your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note we aim to complete your internal review within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request. We will notify you if we anticipate the internal review taking longer than 20 working days.

Kind Regards,

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear FOI,
The DHSC advised me to pose my FOI request ‘data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship' to the PHE; which PHE received on or about 4th Aug. On 8 Sep. PHE acknowledged receipt my said FIO request.
It is not creditable that PHE, after 8 weeks has not answered said FOI request.
PHE has to act under several conditions, e.g.
1) Under the maxim ‘Primum non nocere’:’first, do no harm’; PHE, having advised and promoting to implement Covid19 vaccine; is obliged to proof that its benefits do outweigh its risks to the public: Whilst to this vaccine is attached a Harmless clausula and also a legal immunity to the Gov: studies show that some participants in the trail suffer from severe myelitis. Which reminds of the casualties from the Swine flu vaccine which the PHE promoted; due to which about 10.000 UK people suffered badly (e.g. Gillian Barre) and of which 1000 got permanently severely disabled (e.g. Narcolepsy, Degenerative Motor Neuron Disorder, and death).
2) PHE has to practice Transparency and Accountability towards its actions:
3) Withholding information to have the public accepting a potentially harmful intervention; breaches the Declaration of Helsinki and the Nuremberg Convention, whereas:
a) For to make an informed consent necessary to accept willingly PHE vaccinations recommendations: the public requires to have access to data necessary to verify said recommendations;
b) PHE, by withholding data, so that the public accept a vaccine which contents and implications are undisclosed; is inconsolable.
c) Scientific studies do show that the flu vaccines can hinder or block the IgG antibody cross reaction to a novel virus, and that vaccines evoke next to IgG neutralising antibodies (to neutralise a certain virus) also binding antibodies which can cause autoimmune reaction or severe side effects.
d) Due to the mass flu vaccination in the over 65 yrs. population (72.6 %): them being immune-compromised increased the risk to be infected by the novel virus/ ‘Covid19. Consequently, was imposed the Lockdown which inflicted on the public a colossal and irreparable injury.
e) Data might be withheld, because its disclosure would disproof the official narrative of covid19’ risks and fatality would make Govt departments accountable to said colossal and irreparable harm inflicted on the public, and accountable to proof the need to have purchased £billons worth of vaccines;
f) the disclosure of critical data could cause the Govt to withdraw the vaccine’s harmless clausula.

Yours sincerely,
Bartholomeus Lakeman

FOI, Public Health England

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Dear Bartholomeus Lakeman,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your requests. Please accept our apologies for the delays experienced. PHE has been handling a high volume of requests due to the pandemic.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear FOI,
On 24 Dec. PHE, by its internal reviews, it has responded to 2 different FOIs: “putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship (Case ref: 950)” of 4 August, and “Proof that PHE research did cultivate and isolate the Covid19 virus (case ref: 1932)” of 14 Nov.

Whereas Covid-19 is classified as an influenza like infections (ILI) and the PHE claims that the flu-vaccine is protective against ILI. FOI (04/09/ds/1175) “putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship” supported by evidences of a correlation and a series of questions; it asks the PHE to disproof the correlation between the rate of flu vaccination uptake and the rate of Covid-19 mortality, as in various vulnerable subgroups.

On 29 Oct. PHE, in its response to FOI ref: 05/10/rp/1476, it claims 'to have isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus and have proven the existence of said virus’. Said claim was based on PHE’ research at Porton Down, which it had published in ‘eurosurveillance’ as “Duration of infectiousness and correlation with RT-PCR cycle threshold values in cases of COVID-19”. On 14 Nov. FOI (02/12/ds/2054) sought to verify said claim, and out of PHE’s articled I derived a series of verification questions.

On 2 Dec, PHE, as to answer said verification questions; it replied with said ‘eurosurveillance’ article. Which provoked the request for an internal review: which reads “PHE' failure to answer these questions is PHE' self-confession to what it found by its techniques are artefacts of its tools false-positive rate and of its statistics multicollinearity for the relationship between the variabilities of said techniques: its redundant information causing a sophomoric error.”

On 24 Dec. in PHE’ review to request case ref: 950 and 1932, it states “PHE, correctly, confirmed it does not hold the information you have specified in both your requests.” Which conclude the following:
1) PHE cannot proof the claims and conclusion made in their research article;
2) PHE has confessed that its research (“Duration of infectiousness and correlation with RT-PCR cycle threshold values in cases of COVID-19”) did neither cultivate, nor isolate, nor prove the existence of SARS-CoV-2 virus (as outlined in the questions of FOI of 14 Nov).
3) PHE has confirmed what was confessed on 24 August to FOI-1243364 “DHSC does not hold information on the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus”
4) PHE cannot disproof the correlation between the rate of flu vaccination uptake and the rate of Covid-19 mortality in various vulnerable (as outlined in the questions of FOI of 4 Aug).
5) PHE has confessed that the flu vaccine has put people in risk of dying from a novelty virus.
6) The cause of deaths peak between week 8 and 14 was the Lockdown restrictions; which hit the vulnerable groups most hard. This period was for them too stressful, and as stress and isolation impair the immune system. So, one cannot claim it being caused by the Coivd-19 virus.

PHE is asked either to challenge or to accept the abovementioned conclusions.

Yours sincerely,
Bartholomeus Lakeman

FOI, Public Health England

OFFICIAL

Dear Bartholomeus Lakeman,

We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request for information under statutory access legislation.

Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request.

If the request is for your personal data, your request has been handled as a data subject access request (SAR) under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then we will respond within one month of the receipt of the request.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for providing guidance and advice to government and front-line services for all aspects of public health. It is a designated Category 1 responder organisation under the Civil Contingency Act and this specifically includes the COVID-19 response, providing clinical expertise and wider public health advice and guidance across national and local government, the NHS and third sector. As such, you may experience delays when making statutory information access requests during the pandemic.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes. However when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request. The Information Commissioner recognises this position in its recent guidance, see link: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protectio...

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, Public Health England

Dear Bartholomeus Lakeman

PHE previously responded to your requests 950 and 1932. Subsequently, PHE conducted internal reviews under case references 1175 and 2054 and provided a response on 24 December 2020.

If you remain dissatisfied with the information provided to you, please note that you have the right to an independent review by the Information Commissioner's Office. The Information Commissioner's Office can be contacted by writing to Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear FOI,
On 24 Dec. in PHE’ review to request case ref: 950 and 1932, it states “PHE, correctly, confirmed it does not hold the information you have specified in both your requests.” Which conclude the following:
1) PHE cannot proof the claims and conclusion made in their research article;
2) PHE has confessed that its research (“Duration of infectiousness and correlation with RT-PCR cycle threshold values in cases of COVID-19”) did neither cultivate, nor isolate, nor prove the existence of SARS-CoV-2 virus (as outlined in the questions of FOI of 14 Nov).
3) PHE has confirmed what was confessed on 24 August to FOI-1243364 “DHSC does not hold information on the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus”
4) PHE cannot disproof the correlation between the rate of flu vaccination uptake and the rate of Covid-19 mortality in various vulnerable (as outlined in the questions of FOI of 4 Aug).
5) PHE has confessed that the flu vaccine has put people in risk of dying from a novelty virus.
6) The cause of deaths peak between week 8 and 14 was the Lockdown restrictions; which hit the vulnerable groups most hard. This period was for them too stressful, and as stress and isolation impair the immune system. So, one cannot claim it being caused by the Coivd-19 virus.

On 29 Dec- PHE was asked either to challenge or to accept the abovementioned conclusions. And on 5th Jan- 2021 PHE reply did not challenge said conclusion; so, PHE has accepted said conclusions.

Yours sincerely,
Bartholomeus Lakeman