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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

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;

The obligation to provide the above data is due to the followings 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 % -vs- (Covid19 mortality per million)
U. Kingdom 72.6% - (489); Netherlands 64.0 % -(325); Portugal 64.0% - (325);
Ireland 57.6% (301); Spain 55.65 - (580); Italy 52.0% - (514); France 49.7% - (414);
Belgium 49.6% - (763); Sweden 49.5% - (343); Finland 47.6% - (51); Denmark 40.8% - (92);
Germany 34.8% - (93); Hungary 26.8% - (45); Croatitia 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; 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,
Bartholomeus Lakeman

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Dear Mr Lakeman,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1238475) 

Yours sincerely,

Edward Franklyn 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Bartholomeus Lakeman

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship'.
It is not creditable that the DHSC does neither have, nor seek for the data regarding those who had in the previous years a flu vaccine and died with covid19: the data to assess the putative flu vaccine / Covid-19 relationship. Whereas:
a) 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 certain viruses) also binding antibodies which can cause autoimmune reaction or severe -and permanent- side effects.
b) For the Swine flu epidemic (from which about 283 UK people died) the DHSC promoted a mass vaccination, 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);
c) The DHSC is promoting a mass vaccination as the only way for to keep the UK people save from -and to end the Lockdown measurements for- the covid19 flu virus; due to which about 160 million vaccines are purchased for which the tax payers/ the people are hold liable:
Therefore the DHSC should have data on whether flu vaccines are a safe-guard to a novel virus, and is a must for those who are deemed to be vulnerable, and is a true benefit to the people.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,
Bartholomeus Lakeman

Department of Health and Social Care

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If your organisation can offer support to help with the response to
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Government has set up an [5]online hub to compile and respond to all
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If you are clinician looking to support the NHS, please visit the [6]NHS
Professionals website for further information. 

If you are a clinician who has retired within the last 6 years and would
like more information on how to apply for the temporary register, please
visit the [7]NHS England website for further information. 

If you are a student looking to join the NHS, please visit the HEE website
for detailed guidance for [8]nurses and [9]doctors respectively. 

If you are seeking to offer your time to/volunteer for the NHS, please
visit [10]this website for more information.

The Department of Health and Social Care does not process complaints about
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