The government’s claims that they follow the science has never been true from the beginning of the Covid pandemic, many scientists and medical experts have said, not least the Independent SAGE Group.
With the delaying of the second vaccine dose for 3 months after the first vaccination having no scientific justification or indeed support from the Pharmaceutical companies that produced the vaccines, we now have further tinkering with the science from this Tory Government.
They now claim that mixing the different vaccines is safe and just as effective in stopping the spread of the virus!
On 4th January 2021, the BMJ issued this advice regarding the type of vaccines and the mixing of them:
Patients should receive the same type of covid-19 vaccine for their first and second doses, but they could be given different brands if the same vaccine is not available or if there is no record of which vaccine the person received first, Public Health England (PHE) has said.
Covid-19 vaccines are currently being rolled out to priority groups including care home residents and staff, people over 80, and health and care workers.
”Lack of evidence Concerns were raised over the mixing of vaccines after a New York Times story on the issue, which some said suggested that mixing would be commonplace.2
It should be noted that there is no evidence on the interchangeability of the covid-19 vaccines. Studies are currently under way, but no results have yet been released.
2. Coronavirus: BMJ urges NYT to correct vaccine “mixing” article. BBC News 2021 Jan
3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55519042.3Wu KJ Britain opens door to mix-and-match vaccinations, worrying experts. New York Times 2021 Jan 1. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/health/coronavirus-vaccines-britain.html
4. Mahase E. Covid-19: UK approves Oxford vaccine as cases of new variant surge.BMJ2020;371:m4968. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m4968. pmid: 33380513
There is NO scientific evidence that mixing vaccines is safe or affective in tackling Covid.
The view of many is that this Tory Government is clearly making things up as they go along and risking the health and indeed the lives of the public! We have already lost over 100,000 to 150,000 British citizens to the virus as a result of the ineptness of both the UK government and opposition parties in dealing with this pandemic.
Furthermore, this is not helped by the timid at best, and complicate UK media at worst; in its silence in the face of corrupt and dangerous practices and it’s Covid policies and in awarding contracts to its friends in business across all areas of the fight against this pandemic. Source: BMJ / Unionsafety