Health minister Manuel Pizarro announces extended rollout of Covid and flu vaccines from Monday. Image: José Coelho/ Lusa
Health minister Manuel Pizarro announces extended rollout of Covid and flu vaccines from Monday. Image: José Coelho/ Lusa

Portugal opts to extend free Covid/ flu vaccines to 18-59 year olds

Up till now, deaths this winter from Covid have barely been mentioned

Portugal’s DGS health authority has come up with a new strategy designed to help combat the number of excess deaths affecting the over-45s. It involves extending the roll-out of free vaccines to 18-59 year olds.

Vaccines against Covid-19 will be offered free to anyone over the age of 18-59; this winter’s flu vaccines will be offered free to anyone over the age of 50-59.

Health minister Manuel Pizarro explains that “what the DGS did was, given the availability still of vaccines (because citizens have not responded wholeheartedly to this winter’s campaign), make an evaluation of whether or not there was an advantage for the health of people in extending the target group to be vaccinated”.

He conceded that the flu vaccine “does not reduce the risk of having the flu” but it “greatly reduces the gravity of the flu”.

It has already been established that the Covid vaccines equally do not reduce the risk of catching Covid, nor of passing it on to others. The health sector’s mantra has always been that the vaccines reduce the likelihood of getting Covid seriously (and/ or dying). But Covid in Portugal has, up till now, barely been mentioned with regard to the issue of excess deaths this winter: these have all been laid much more at the door of Gripe A.

And then there are the conflicting views of scientists and statistics.

A relatively recent article in the Spectator (Australia) gives further insight as to WHY citizens have been eschewing entreaties to roll-up their sleeves and take both jabs on offer this winter.

A comprehensive comparative research analysis has found that Covid vaccines are directly associated with the disturbing rise in the mortality rate among countries of the Southern Hemisphere”, say authors Augusto Zimmerman and Wendy Hoy.

This is not a new discovery: this has been said time and again over the years since the mass roll-out of what were acknowledged as ‘experimental vaccines’. There has even been a question tabled in the European parliament querying “the high number of excess deaths in countries with high vaccination rates”.

The new research paper (Covid vaccine-associated mortality in the Southern Hemisphere) has simply added to the pressure to discover what is behind the ‘excess deaths’ sweeping the vaccinated world. (Like a number of studies undertaken since the pandemic, this one appears not to have been ‘peer-reviewed’. Studies questioning official narratives frequently find it difficult to get peer-reviews).

17 countries were studied by researchers: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, and Uruguay.

“Together these countries comprise 9.10% of worldwide population and 10.3% of worldwide Covid vaccinations (vaccination rate of 1.91 injections per persons, all ages) through virtually every vaccine type and manufacturer”, explains the Spectator article.

“All-cause mortality by time is the most reliable date for detecting and epidemiologically characterising events causing death, and for gauging the population-level impact of any surge or collapse in deaths from any cause.’ In these 17 countries, they found no evidence of any beneficial effect of Covid vaccination on all-cause mortality, nor any proportional reduction in the mortality rate. On the contrary, the opposite is true”.

The authors of the research also showed that every country with sufficient mortality data (Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and Uruguay) invariably exhibited an unprecedented and relatively sharp peak or surge in all-ages deaths during or after January-February 2022, which was synchronous with or immediately preceded by a rapid rollout of a Covid vaccine booster, dose 3 or 4, depending on the country.

“Regarding the evidence provided in support of causality and toxicity, the authors of this research paper include examples where no detectable excess mortality occurred until the vaccines were rolled out, thus concluding that ‘it is well-established that Covid vaccine injections have caused and are likely to cause the deaths of individuals’”, the article continues. 

“These researchers, in their own words:

“…have found no evidence in [their] extensive research on ACM [All-deaths Cause Mortality] that Covid vaccines had any beneficial effect. If vaccines prevented transmission, infection or serious illness, then there should have been decreases in mortality following vaccine rollouts, not increases which were observed in every elderly group subject to rapid booster rollouts. And, mortality would not have increased solely when vaccines were rolled out, where no excess mortality occurred prior to vaccine rollouts, as we have documented in 9 countries across 3 continents.’

“These researchers previously reported several instances in which anomalous peaks in all-cause mortality appear to be associated with rapid Covid vaccine-dose rollouts, as well as instances where the start of the vaccination campaign coincided with a new period of sustained elevated mortality. 

“These are countries in which, for approximately one year after the WHO’s March 11, 2020 declaration of a pandemic, ‘there were no net extra deaths that could be attributed to a pandemic or to pandemic-response medical or government measures’.

“Since the excess mortality in these countries occurred only after vaccine rollouts, the authors conclude that these vaccines certainly did not reduce serious illness (as claimed by manufacturers) enough to reduce any risk of death. On the contrary, according to them, there is strong evidence for a causal correlation between rapid first-doses and booster rollouts and immediate peaks in all-cause mortality, including peaks of mortality in seasonal cycles when peaks never occur. These findings appear to be conclusive and indicate that such vaccines lead to the deaths of individuals, which the researchers then remind us has already been demonstrated by:

  • Many detailed autopsy studies 
  • Adverse effect monitoring 
  • Studies of vaccine-induced pathologies 
  • More than 1,250 peer-reviewed publications about Covid vaccine adverse effects 
  • The known vaccine injury compensation programs of States worldwide (including the United Kingdom), which include death resulting from the Covid vaccines

“There can be little doubt that the mass Covid vaccination campaigns caused the temporally associated excess mortality in the 17 countries of the present study, and in other countries studied to date”, say the authors.

As the Spectator’s contributors conclude: “These concerns are too serious to ignore. The suspicion that some people have been misled about the safety and efficacy of these vaccines has been further strengthened by the empirical data. The potential for severe injury by these vaccines is a matter that deserves more serious reflection”,

The article’s question is: “Have the Australian governments and the mainstream media colluded in order to ensure an increase in Big Pharma’s corporate profits, which however, does not prioritise the protection of public health?

“Be that as it may, it is increasingly difficult to hide the fact that people have died from these vaccines. The tragic consequences of mandatory vaccination are now all too visible in our society.

“Above all, we are convinced that it is important to open up this type of conversation, lift the media suppression, and eliminate the muzzling and penalties imposed on those with alternate views or with a desire to promote further discussion. Then society will have to work out the issues of blame and penalties”.

Articles like these may well be the reason behind the lack of enthusiasm in many countries for seasonal jabs actively encouraged by so many health authorities.

Portugal’s truth is that it took pride in being the world’s most highly vaccinated country during the pandemic. It is now the only one of 20 already suffering high excess mortality with what has been termed ‘elevated excess mortality’”. 

Portugal’s extended rollout of Covid and flu vaccines will begin on Monday. ND

Source material: Lusa/ Spectator/ European Parliament