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Gibraltar - a case study of vaccine use and death rate


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Vendetta

This was posted on the main pandemic thread. Credit to @Mr X

However if true it’s of real concern. 

Any other news reports or data on Covid19 in Gibraltar? 
 

I wanted to bring this to more people’s attention as only got a couple of reps on the main thread. Not sure it has been properly picked up. 
 

Needs its own Dosbod hive mind analysis and dissection. 


https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-vaccine-connection-to-death-on-the-rock/

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“THE eyes of the world are on Gibraltar, the British enclaveon the southern tip of Spain, after this month it became the first territory in the world to have vaccinated its entire adult population against Covid-19.

With only 15 Covid confirmed cases remaining among the Rock’s 34,000 citizens, from a total tally of 4,271 since the start of the pandemic, and zero new cases in several days, restrictions are being eased in what some are hailing as a preview of what could happen elsewhere if enough people have the jab. 

As of Thursday last week, a midnight curfew was lifted, in time for Passover and Easter celebrations, with bars and restaurants now allowed to stay open until 2am. From yesterday, masks no longer had to be worn outdoors, though still required in shops and other enclosed spaces. Tourism, a key industry, may soon be possible again. 

Confirming the vaccination milestone in the House of Commons on March 18, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to Gibraltarians for their fortitude during the crisis. Throughout it, he said, the UK Government had provided Gibraltar with protective equipment, test kits, and a sovereign guarantee on Covid spending, as well as the vaccines themselves.

There is, however, a largely unaddressed tragedy lying behind the apparent triumph.  Gibraltar has lost 94 lives to Covid-19 – the highest Covid mortality rate, proportional to its population, in the world. With it also being the world leader in vaccinating its people, the question naturally arises: could there be a connection? Seventy-eight of the 94 deaths occurred after the vaccination campaign began on January 10, mainly using the Pfizer injection. 

Covid-19 arrived in Gibraltar in March last year, but by early September there had been only 217 confirmed cases. The first three deaths, all in the elderly residential service, were registered in November. 

By January 10, when the vaccine rollout began, the Covid toll was 16.  By 18 January it had risen to 45, prompting Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to describe the crisis as ‘the worst loss of life of Gibraltarians in over 100 years. Even in war, we have never lost so many in such a short time’.

At that point, 5,847 vaccine doses had been administered, corresponding to 17.3 per cent of the population. Claims on social media that the vaccine could be responsible were denied by the Gibraltar Health Authority. It said that only six of those who had died had received the jab, and there was no evidence to link those deaths to the vaccine: the elderly people involved had tested negative for Covid before vaccination, but the infection was detected in the days immediately afterwards. 

Worse was to come. By February 2, with more than 12,800 vaccinated and second doses starting for those most at risk, the death toll reached 79, rising to 93 by February 27. Only one more death has been registered since then.

One explanation for the huge loss of life in only about six weeks is that even though under lockdown restrictions, Gibraltar’s small but packed population (the territory is only 2.6 square miles) made the virus extra dangerous, especially as the spike in deaths that hit the UK last April had been avoided. 

A more sinister possibility is that that the Rock could be the ‘canary in the mine’ signalling a potentially lethal vaccine hazard in susceptible people, perhaps made worse by concurrent or immediate past Covid-19 infection. 

The vulnerability may also have been increased by a flu vaccination campaign this winter, the most intense in Gibraltar’s history. A peer-reviewed study published last October, based on data from 39 countries, found ‘a significant increase in Covid-19 deaths from eastern to western regions of the world’ associated with flu vaccination among those aged over 65.    

In an open letter to the UK Vaccine Minister and Health Secretary in February, the UK Medical Freedom Alliance cited Office for National Statistics data showing that UK weekly care home deaths tripled in the two weeks of January 8-22, when there was a massive increase in Covid jabs.  

A possible explanation, the letter said, could be transient reduction in lymphocytes, one of the body’s main immune defenders, originally noted in Pfizer’s vaccine trial. ‘This could result in a heightened susceptibility to infections in the week post-vaccination, which could be catastrophic for some frail and elderly people.’

The letter demanded a full investigation of all deaths before a rollout of second doses took place.

A Public Health England study published this month suggested an 80 per cent reduction in hospitalisations after a single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines. But analysts noted that the same study showed a 48 per cent increase in risk of infection four to nine days after the Pfizer jab in the over-80s. This was similar to a 40 per cent higher ‘suspected Covid’ in the first week after vaccination reported in the US Food and Drug Administration’s issuing of ‘emergency use authorisation’ for the Pfizer vaccine.

The PHE study said the increase probably reflected a higher risk of exposure of these patients in hospital or care homes. But there are numerous reports from around the world of pockets of care-home deaths in the wake of vaccination, supporting concerns that elderly patients are at increased risk from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when simultaneously exposed to the virus. Animal studies point to a similar phenomenon. The possibility that the virus is falsely getting the blame for these deaths and illnesses needs investigation. 

If the Gibraltar tragedy does have something of value to tell us, there doesn’t seem much chance of it emerging at present. 

In February, when I first learned of it, I wrote to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to ask if they were investigating the situation in Gibraltar, and if so how. Were they obtaining the vaccine histories of those who died? Had they seen any similar cause for concern in the UK?

The agency replied that due to different legal arrangements for medicines, they do not routinely collect Yellow Card (adverse reaction) reports from Gibraltar, but would accept any such reports submitted and collaborate with counterparts in Gibraltar on a case-by-case basis. They added that with more than 15million doses of the vaccine having been administered (at that time) across the UK, generally to the most vulnerable, ‘it is not unexpected that some of these people may naturally fall ill due to their age or underlying conditions shortly after being vaccinated, without the vaccine playing any role in that’.

On March 6 I wrote to Dr Krishna Rawal, Gibraltar’s medical director, to ask if in view of the territory’s unique experience – both in terms of success with the vaccination campaign but also having such a disproportionate loss of life – he could let me know whether he was collaborating with the MHRA, and how many of those whose deaths were attributed to Covid-19 had received the vaccine.

I have not received a reply.

As a veteran medical and science correspondent, I know from past experience that there is a huge danger of politicians, public health experts and their supporters in the media becoming blind to data that might weaken campaigns such as we are seeing now with the Covid vaccination drive when so much money and hope is invested in it. 

Despite the life-saving capabilities of vaccines, many parents, especially, feel that concerns about the impact on health of a greatly increased number of shots received by children are not being addressed. If a possible hazard with the global Covid vaccine rollout is not properly investigated, the result could be catastrophic for public confidence in the entire vaccination programme. 

A Downing Street review is reported to be considering making it mandatory for NHS workers to have the Covid jab because a high proportion of front-line health care workers – often those at highest risk of exposure to Covid-19 – are refusing it. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, has said NHS and care-home staff have a ‘professional responsibility’ to get vaccinated. 

Instead of such a heavy-handed approach, ministers might ask themselves why these high levels of vaccine hesitancy exist among so many staff, in the UK and elsewhere, who are closest to patients.  Could it be that they know something Downing Street and NHS top brass are refusing to see?”

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“Covid19 Death rate” in Gibraltar:
 

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I think this is the "third wave" being seen around the place. We had it in January. It's an artifact of vaccinating very sick people.

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8 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

This was posted on the main pandemic thread. Credit to @Mr X

However if true it’s of real concern. 

Any other news reports or data on Covid19 in Gibraltar? 
 

I wanted to bring this to more people’s attention as only got a couple of reps on the main thread. Not sure it has been properly picked up. 
 

Needs its own Dosbod hive mind analysis and dissection. 


https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-vaccine-connection-to-death-on-the-rock/

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“THE eyes of the world are on Gibraltar, the British enclaveon the southern tip of Spain, after this month it became the first territory in the world to have vaccinated its entire adult population against Covid-19.

With only 15 Covid confirmed cases remaining among the Rock’s 34,000 citizens, from a total tally of 4,271 since the start of the pandemic, and zero new cases in several days, restrictions are being eased in what some are hailing as a preview of what could happen elsewhere if enough people have the jab. 

As of Thursday last week, a midnight curfew was lifted, in time for Passover and Easter celebrations, with bars and restaurants now allowed to stay open until 2am. From yesterday, masks no longer had to be worn outdoors, though still required in shops and other enclosed spaces. Tourism, a key industry, may soon be possible again. 

Confirming the vaccination milestone in the House of Commons on March 18, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to Gibraltarians for their fortitude during the crisis. Throughout it, he said, the UK Government had provided Gibraltar with protective equipment, test kits, and a sovereign guarantee on Covid spending, as well as the vaccines themselves.

There is, however, a largely unaddressed tragedy lying behind the apparent triumph.  Gibraltar has lost 94 lives to Covid-19 – the highest Covid mortality rate, proportional to its population, in the world. With it also being the world leader in vaccinating its people, the question naturally arises: could there be a connection? Seventy-eight of the 94 deaths occurred after the vaccination campaign began on January 10, mainly using the Pfizer injection. 

Covid-19 arrived in Gibraltar in March last year, but by early September there had been only 217 confirmed cases. The first three deaths, all in the elderly residential service, were registered in November. 

By January 10, when the vaccine rollout began, the Covid toll was 16.  By 18 January it had risen to 45, prompting Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to describe the crisis as ‘the worst loss of life of Gibraltarians in over 100 years. Even in war, we have never lost so many in such a short time’.

At that point, 5,847 vaccine doses had been administered, corresponding to 17.3 per cent of the population. Claims on social media that the vaccine could be responsible were denied by the Gibraltar Health Authority. It said that only six of those who had died had received the jab, and there was no evidence to link those deaths to the vaccine: the elderly people involved had tested negative for Covid before vaccination, but the infection was detected in the days immediately afterwards. 

Worse was to come. By February 2, with more than 12,800 vaccinated and second doses starting for those most at risk, the death toll reached 79, rising to 93 by February 27. Only one more death has been registered since then.

One explanation for the huge loss of life in only about six weeks is that even though under lockdown restrictions, Gibraltar’s small but packed population (the territory is only 2.6 square miles) made the virus extra dangerous, especially as the spike in deaths that hit the UK last April had been avoided. 

A more sinister possibility is that that the Rock could be the ‘canary in the mine’ signalling a potentially lethal vaccine hazard in susceptible people, perhaps made worse by concurrent or immediate past Covid-19 infection. 

The vulnerability may also have been increased by a flu vaccination campaign this winter, the most intense in Gibraltar’s history. A peer-reviewed study published last October, based on data from 39 countries, found ‘a significant increase in Covid-19 deaths from eastern to western regions of the world’ associated with flu vaccination among those aged over 65.    

In an open letter to the UK Vaccine Minister and Health Secretary in February, the UK Medical Freedom Alliance cited Office for National Statistics data showing that UK weekly care home deaths tripled in the two weeks of January 8-22, when there was a massive increase in Covid jabs.  

A possible explanation, the letter said, could be transient reduction in lymphocytes, one of the body’s main immune defenders, originally noted in Pfizer’s vaccine trial. ‘This could result in a heightened susceptibility to infections in the week post-vaccination, which could be catastrophic for some frail and elderly people.’

The letter demanded a full investigation of all deaths before a rollout of second doses took place.

A Public Health England study published this month suggested an 80 per cent reduction in hospitalisations after a single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines. But analysts noted that the same study showed a 48 per cent increase in risk of infection four to nine days after the Pfizer jab in the over-80s. This was similar to a 40 per cent higher ‘suspected Covid’ in the first week after vaccination reported in the US Food and Drug Administration’s issuing of ‘emergency use authorisation’ for the Pfizer vaccine.

The PHE study said the increase probably reflected a higher risk of exposure of these patients in hospital or care homes. But there are numerous reports from around the world of pockets of care-home deaths in the wake of vaccination, supporting concerns that elderly patients are at increased risk from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when simultaneously exposed to the virus. Animal studies point to a similar phenomenon. The possibility that the virus is falsely getting the blame for these deaths and illnesses needs investigation. 

If the Gibraltar tragedy does have something of value to tell us, there doesn’t seem much chance of it emerging at present. 

In February, when I first learned of it, I wrote to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to ask if they were investigating the situation in Gibraltar, and if so how. Were they obtaining the vaccine histories of those who died? Had they seen any similar cause for concern in the UK?

The agency replied that due to different legal arrangements for medicines, they do not routinely collect Yellow Card (adverse reaction) reports from Gibraltar, but would accept any such reports submitted and collaborate with counterparts in Gibraltar on a case-by-case basis. They added that with more than 15million doses of the vaccine having been administered (at that time) across the UK, generally to the most vulnerable, ‘it is not unexpected that some of these people may naturally fall ill due to their age or underlying conditions shortly after being vaccinated, without the vaccine playing any role in that’.

On March 6 I wrote to Dr Krishna Rawal, Gibraltar’s medical director, to ask if in view of the territory’s unique experience – both in terms of success with the vaccination campaign but also having such a disproportionate loss of life – he could let me know whether he was collaborating with the MHRA, and how many of those whose deaths were attributed to Covid-19 had received the vaccine.

I have not received a reply.

As a veteran medical and science correspondent, I know from past experience that there is a huge danger of politicians, public health experts and their supporters in the media becoming blind to data that might weaken campaigns such as we are seeing now with the Covid vaccination drive when so much money and hope is invested in it. 

Despite the life-saving capabilities of vaccines, many parents, especially, feel that concerns about the impact on health of a greatly increased number of shots received by children are not being addressed. If a possible hazard with the global Covid vaccine rollout is not properly investigated, the result could be catastrophic for public confidence in the entire vaccination programme. 

A Downing Street review is reported to be considering making it mandatory for NHS workers to have the Covid jab because a high proportion of front-line health care workers – often those at highest risk of exposure to Covid-19 – are refusing it. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, has said NHS and care-home staff have a ‘professional responsibility’ to get vaccinated. 

Instead of such a heavy-handed approach, ministers might ask themselves why these high levels of vaccine hesitancy exist among so many staff, in the UK and elsewhere, who are closest to patients.  Could it be that they know something Downing Street and NHS top brass are refusing to see?”

UK Column are also on to the huge number of health issues emerging as a result of these experimental injections, based on never-tried-before technologies

(6) UK Column News - 29th March 2021 - YouTube

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Maybe we are reading too much into this. Looks like the infections really got going from December 14th and went exponential in a big surge and boom a few weeks later the death rate surges. 
 

Maybe the vaccination blitz was just unfortunately too late and came beginning of January when death rates were starting to rise - 3 weeks after surge in case rate.

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‘COVID-19’ Death rate for Gibraltar 

= ( 34,000 / 94 ) x 100

= 0.276 %


 

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50 minutes ago, eight said:

I think this is the "third wave" being seen around the place. We had it in January. It's an artifact of vaccinating very sick people.

IMO it is unlikely, but it shouldn't be dimissed out of hand -- we should be looking very hard at what is going on, perhaps doing some simple trials, etc.  Instead they're just denying the possibility -- that's not science.

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Democorruptcy
31 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

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Deaths:

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Looking at those charts it seems that Gibraltarians like their turkey. Case rates shot up Christmas week, as usual more deaths followed 2 or 3 weeks later. Death and case rates are now negligible. Rather than blame the vaccine, on those charts you could argue it reduced the death rate and arrived just in time.

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5 minutes ago, Democorruptcy said:

Looking at those charts it seems that Gibraltarians like their turkey. Case rates shot up Christmas week, as usual more deaths followed 2 or 3 weeks later. Death and case rates are now negligible. Rather than blame the vaccine, on those charts you could argue it reduced the death rate and arrived just in time.

I would probably agree with you.

Once you look into the infection cases daily total and when the deaths occurred - it looks like the vaccine came along 2 months too late.
 

Shame as we would have been able to see the effect and efficacy if they’d vaccinated in November.

I am still not having the vaccine mind....

 

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19 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

I would probably agree with you.

Once you look into the infection cases daily total and when the deaths occurred - it looks like the vaccine came along 2 months too late.
 

Shame as we would have been able to see the effect and efficacy if they’d vaccinated in November.

I am still not having the vaccine mind....

 

Doesn't the vaccinations in Jan show an effect and efficacy now? They have no problems.

Gibraltar is a small sample size and it wouldn't make me want to take a vaccine yet (if ever). We are over the winter, they are already talking about Autumn boosters so why not wait and see, we don't know what the vaccines might do to us longer term.

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Chewing Grass

The only country worth watching is Israel at the moment.

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1 hour ago, Chewing Grass said:

The only country worth watching is Israel at the moment.

They have had their Gibraltar moment which has been successful swept under the carpet by the MSM 

I`m not sure if you seen it on the main cv thread but this is well worth the time regarding Israel

 https://www.bitchute.com/video/ypn2TqrHIzx0/

 

 

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1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Is NZ screwed then?

Jabs all round 

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2 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

Jabs all round 

 

I assume the death rate in NZ is small due to their isolation from the world. If they are jabbing everyone then surely we will begin to see a surge in deaths there.

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31 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

I assume the death rate in NZ is small due to their isolation from the world. If they are jabbing everyone then surely we will begin to see a surge in deaths there.

I have not got a clue whether they are jabing them i just assume that is their only way out of the isolation they have created for themselves 

TPTB here has covid to cover up for any excess deaths from the vaccine NZ it`s a different ball game 

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Just now, Long time lurking said:

I have not got a clue whether they are jabing them i just assume that is their only way out of the isolation they have created for themselves 

TPTB here has covid to cover up for any excess deaths from the vaccine NZ it`s a different ball game 

Well the uk has finally followed NZs policy and is finally quaranting people in hotels and banning any flights from imported areas. I guess you have to decide if its a better pkace to start from 150k deaths or 0.

Wrt to the vacinne, it has no efficacy for 3 weeks. Any population that had covid within 3 weeks of xmas, then had a big party, are gonna get infected if its about. I hasnt anything to do with the vaccine at all.

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1 minute ago, Green Devil said:

Wrt to the vacinne, it has no efficacy for 3 weeks. Any population that had covid within 3 weeks of xmas, then had a big party, are gonna get infected if its about. I hasnt anything to do with the vaccine at all.

True, but I would argue that it also temporarily lowers what immunity you have while the body is working out WTF is happening post jab so if you have a bit of COVID in your system (or are exposed to it) its party time. This is probably bad news for the really old in 'care' homes.

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7 minutes ago, Green Devil said:

Well the uk has finally followed NZs policy and is finally quaranting people in hotels and banning any flights from imported areas.

That`s just to placate the plebes and the MSM and possibly to justifie no foreign holidays this year for the sheep 

It`s endemic and past the point of no return before the first lowdown we have to hit community immunity one way or other at best you delay the inevitable

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1 minute ago, Chewing Grass said:

True, but I would argue that it also temporarily lowers what immunity you have while the body is working out WTF is happening post jab so if you have a bit of COVID in your system (or are exposed to it) its party time. This is probably bad news for the really old in 'care' homes.

Its been well stated in the media that you dont want to catch covid and the vacine if ineffective within three weeks of having a jab. 

My experience of a vac centre was it was packed and likely to be a super spreader event if any one had it in a centre. Probably goes for care homes too. So infection is probably likely while getting vacced. 

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2 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

That`s just to placate the plebes and the MSM and possibly to justifie no foreign holidays this year for the sheep 

It`s endemic  

150k deaths later. 

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So they have vaccinated their entire adult population, and yet still have masks and social distancing. Is that the real lesson to be taken from Gibraltar?

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Just now, Green Devil said:

150k deaths later. 

Died of anything within 28 days of testing positive 

Flu 98% down 

Cancer ,cardiac ,dementia deaths each down by 20+ %  deaths in the home up by 36K more than the highest number of deaths in the home since records began, excesses deaths since the roll out of the vaccine up by 43k 

over 2 million people have now been waiting over a year for operations apposed to 1000 in 2019 over 6 million missed or canceled hospital appointments 

Can you spot a problem ?

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