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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries could start before Christmas

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I can't wait for this vaccine, or any vaccine for that matter, to be available here in Japan. Being in the highest risk category myself, this is good news. I just worry about making it through winter since no one practices social distancing here or seems to want to wash hands either. Those of you dismissing this virus as "just a cold" are absolutely ignorant and selfish.

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Top Canadian pathologist makes the following observation.

 “Dr. Hodkinson is the CEO of Western Medical Assessments, and has been the Company’s Medical Director for over 20 years. He received his general medical degrees from Cambridge University in the UK, and then became a Royal College certified pathologist in Canada (FRCPC) following a residency in Vancouver, BC

The doctor is also currently working on pathology as Executive Chairman of Bio-ID Diagnostic Inc., a private company that develops tests for identifying COVID-19 infection.

“What I am going to say is lay language and blunt,” Hodkinson told the Edmonton City Council Community and Public Services Committee.

“The bottom line is this,” he addressed the group. “There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It’s outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”

“There is absolutely nothing to be done to contain this virus other than protecting your more vulnerable people. It should be thought of as nothing more than a bad flu season. This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS. It’s politics playing medicine. And that’s a very dangerous game.”

Continuing, Dr. Hodkinson added, “Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence based on their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signaling. Seeing these uneducated people walking around like lemmings, obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”

He also claimed social distancing is pointless as COVID-19 “travels by aerosols, which travel 30 meters or so before landing. And closures have had such terrible unintended consequences. Everywhere should be open tomorrow.”

Next, the doctor touched on testing. “I’m in the business of testing for COVID. I do want to emphasize that positive results DO NOT, underlined in neon, mean a clinical infection. It’s simply driving public hysteria and all testing should stop.”

The only thing Dr. Hodkinson advocates for is to “protect the vulnerable” by giving all nursing home residents daily doses of vitamin D.

In Alberta, where the meeting took place, people under 65 years of age have a 1 in 300,000 chance of dying from COVID.

“It’s just another bad flu, and you have got to get your minds around that,” he stressed. “Let people make their own decisions. You should be totally out of the business of medicine. You’re being led down the garden path by the chief medical officer of health (Dr. Deena Hinshaw) in this province.”

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There is absolutely nothing to be done to contain this virus other than protecting your more vulnerable people.

Has Dr. Hodkinson never heard of vaccines?

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Predictable. There’s always one, usually the same one.

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Any doctor that uses terms like lemmings, virtue signalling, and going on about hoaxes perpetrated upon the public make me serious question their motives politically due to their usage of extremist right-wind dog whistles. Add the financial bias this doctor clearly has and it’s hard to give his statements any objective credibility.

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@zatoizugodoo

I can't wait for this vaccine, or any vaccine for that matter, to be available here in Japan

Me too!

But I didn't expect the vaccine here in Japan before summer 2021.

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Ridiculous to say that the doctor mentioned above is simply making those comments for financial gain.

Other professors have made similar comments. Cognitive skills are really lacking on these boards. Hatred and hysteria run rampant though...

https://youtu.be/rz_Z7Gf1aRE

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COVID 19 99%+ survival rate. 1 out 300,000 chance of dying for most people. But I guess math is racist or something....

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Two inconvenient facts for the good DR.: COVID has a far higher transmission rate and can be transmitted by asymptotic carriers. And the death rate is 10-25 times higher than seasonal influenza.

These are the facts as laid out by experts in the field - not a gp from nowhere, and they are not doubted by any sentient being.

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Since everyone here is an expert, please tell us what exactly is inside this vaccine? Call me crazy, but I actually like to read the label of contents in food or drinks I purchase, or inject into my blood stream.

I cannot seem to find info anywhere. But I am sure it is all fine to take, right? I can trust politicians and large pharmaceutical companies. Public health before profits, and the Great Reset ... Trustin Judo....

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And I too eagerly await the jab in the arm. I want to return to some version of a normal life.

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Where do you get your facts Graham DeShazo? 10-25 times higher death rate than the seasonal flu? Please state where you are citing your info? CCP?

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What Pathologist ever claimed what your are saying Graham DeShazo?

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@tantanmen4life

Since everyone here is an expert, please tell us what exactly is inside this vaccine

You should wait for the user Virusrex.

He is the Vaccine expert here on that forum.

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Exactly what the TOP pathologist in Canada stated. All your info is from politicians and media.

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Here is what Pfizers vaccine looks like, BNT162 mRNA.

mRNA vaccines are very novel, and if one were to be approved for human use for Covid-19, it would be the first of its kind.

Injecting DNA, first of its kind for a sickness with 99%+ survival rate, what could go wrong?

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Andrew Wakefield was a doctor, until he got struck off for lying about his research.

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Exactly Bob! It was that easy to find the info, I actually did it for you! Glad you realized how lazy it is to ask questions when one can obtain the answer so easily. Like I said, dont be lazy!

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Dr. Anthony Fauchi: Head of the center for infectious diseases for over 35 years and the world’s preeminent virologist.

That’s where I get my facts - not some hobgoblin GP with a conspiracy and an ax to grind.

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Dr. Hodkinson is unquestionably reputable.

And yet, here we are questioning it, and no one is providing any answers to support it. It wouldn't seem like he has much of a reputation beyond the people who use dogwhistles like "lemmings" and "virtue signalling".

And those aren't people who's opinion I'd trust on much of anything, much less on who has a good reputation or not.

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Googled Dr. Roger Hodkinson and the ONLY news link was for the website Western Standard Online (where the above comments (number 2 in terms of order) were taken from without even quoting a source). This website's founder is Ezra Isaac Levant, a Canadian media personality, far-right political activist, writer, and broadcaster, and the founder and owner of Rebel News. Oh, did I mention far-right political activist. Enough said.

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COVID 19 99%+ survival rate. 1 out 300,000 chance of dying for most people. But I guess math is racist or something....

You are not doing too well here. About as well as convincing us about mass voter fraud and claiming to have read half the books ever written about WW2.

Not up to scratch.

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Since everyone here is an expert, please tell us what exactly is inside this vaccine? Call me crazy, but I actually like to read the label of contents in food or drinks I purchase, or inject into my blood stream.

You inject food and drink into your bloodstream? Okay. I am going to abide by your wishes: you're crazy.

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Oh, did I mention far-right political activist. Enough said.

So someone who disagrees with you is far-right?

No, Levant is right-wing, not far-right, but so what?

Dr Sunetra Gupta is a proud self-proclaimed leftie. The mainstream media has tried to smear her for being one of the drafters of the Great Barrington Declaration because there's an alleged connection to the Koch brothers. The information is more important than the person who said it.

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So someone who disagrees with you is far-right?

No, but someone who seems so unnewsworthy that a google search brings up next to nothing is not in the position to give global COVID advice.

But as mentioned above by other posters, lack of evidence or information validates the conspiracy, right? It’s not on the news so it must be a massive cover up, right?

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