tmcom Posted March 17, 2021 Share Posted March 17, 2021 https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/medicine/thalidomide#the-thalidomide-scandal Quote It took five years for the connection between thalidomide taken by pregnant women and the impact on their children to be made. No difference to the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, (so called experts and politicians are saying that the blood clotting issue isn't related to the AZ one). And if our TGA, (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has ok'ed the AZ one then the other is in doubt. And the UK, said this in the late 50's, (sounds familiar to today, with lines such as, "very, very safe" and "overwhelming evidence"). Quote Distaval can be given with complete safety to pregnant women and nursing mothers without adverse effect on mother or child. Quote In the few short years that thalidomide was available, it's estimated that over 10,000 babies were affected by the drug worldwide. Around half died within months of being born. And the two above, have had no animal testing, only human. https://helix.northwestern.edu/article/thalidomide-tragedy-lessons-drug-safety-and-regulation Quote A German newspaper soon reported 161 babies were adversely affected by thalidomide, leading the makers of the drug—who had ignored reports of the birth defects associated with the it—to finally stop distribution within Germany. Other countries followed suit and, by March of 1962, the drug was banned in most countries where it was previously sold. And this is the most worrying snippet from the link above. Quote Thalidomide has also been associated with a higher occurrence of blood clots and nerve and blood disorders. And the same TGA, has approved both Covid drugs above, even though it is still being tested on humans, and a similar connection to this drug is showing with blood clotting issues. But in Australia, who can pause this since we are relatively isolated, have developed a gun-ho attitude. Blind Politicians, bent on a way out of this mess, without admitting that they destroyed their country on bad advise, are pushing this as hard as they can, (at least here, AU). Lesson, Never blindly listen to an expert or politician, do research and reason it out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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