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Did 5 Doctors Die Right After Getting Booster Dose?!

Did 5 Doctors Die Right After Getting Booster Dose?!

Did five Toronto doctors die within a week of getting their COVID-19 booster dose?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Five Doctors Died Right After Getting Booster Dose!

Vancouver Times just posted an article claiming that five Toronto doctors from their COVID-19 booster dose

It’s a long article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

5 doctors in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada are dead as a direct result of taking the experimental Covid jab, according to a recently released report viewed by the Vancouver Times.

One doctor, Dr. Paul Hannam, had his death officially linked to the Covid “vaccine” earlier this month. The news went unreported by mainstream outlets.

 

Those Doctors Did NOT Die After Getting Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

Vancouver Times is a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news. To give themselves a veneer of deniability, they label themselves as a “satire website” :

Vancouver Times is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives.

The truth is – they just create fake news to “go viral”. Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Paul D. Hannam Died Of Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Davidson Hannam collapsed and died of sudden cardiac failure while he was out for a run.

While anti-vaccination activists claim that it is impossible for athletes and fit people to die during exercise, that’s not true.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Dr. Paul Hannam : Cause of Death Was Not Vaccine!

Fact #3 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #4 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #5 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more : Did Four Doctors Die Right After 4th Vaccine Dose?!

Fact #6 : Dr. Candace Nayman Collapsed During A Triathlon

Dr. Candace Nayman collapsed in the water during the Toronto Triathlon Festival on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Lifeguards responded immediately, rescuing her from the water and paramedics attended to her before they took her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died four days later, on Thursday, July 28.

Deaths from cardiac arrests during triathlons are not rare – a study of more than 9 million participants in the US over 3 decades showed that the incidence rate was 1.74 out of every 100,000 competitors.

According to the lead study author, Dr. Kevin Harris – a cardiologist at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota :

The majority (66.7%) of deaths occur in the swim portion of the triathlon, which is the first portion of the race.

During this portion of the race, the athletes likely experience an adrenaline surge as they enter the water and are competing in close proximity to other athletes, and in some cases with environmental conditions that are difficult to prepare for.

Fact #7 : No Evidence They Received Booster Dose Recently

Jason Pires of Vancouver Times claimed, without evidence, that the five Toronto doctors died “as a direct result” of getting the booster dose.

He was too lazy to even point out that the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died.

But even if he did – it wouldn’t mean anything, because it does not mean they actually got the second booster dose.

The truth is – there is NO EVIDENCE any of the five doctors received a COVID-19 booster dose recently.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #8 : Bill Gates And Dr. Tedros Were Not Arrested

Vancouver Times created the fake stories that both Bill Gates and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus were arrested for crimes against humanity.

That was completely fabricated to trigger conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists into sharing their fake story.

INTERPOL does NOT have the power to arrest or charge anyone of any crime in any country around the world.

Fact #9 : There Are No Arrest Warrants For Justin Trudeau + Klaus Schwab

Vancouver Times also created the fake story that INTERPOL issued arrest warrants for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab.

There is no arrest warrant for either men. This was fabricated by Vancouver Times to trigger conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists to share their fake news.

Fact #10 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on Bill Russell dying from the COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the American government – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about Bill Russell’s death.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been reported by many other websites and bloggers.

Yet, not a single blogger or online website published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : Plandemic 3 To Prove Satan’s Hand In COVID-19 Vaccines!

Fact #11 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about Bill Russell’s cause of death.

They would all loved such shocking news, because it would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

Everything that Vancouver Times publishes should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did Three Doctors Die Right After 2nd Booster Dose?!

Did three doctors at a Canadian hospital die just days after receiving their second COVID-19 booster dose?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Three Doctors Died Right After 2nd Booster Dose!

Anti-vaccination activists have been actively promoting the story that three doctors at a Canadian hospital died just days after receiving the second COVID-19 booster dose!

How much can we know deaths of three doctors dying over a three-day period, short time after the Mississauga Health system delivered 4th dose, second boosters for staff?
Dr. Stephen McKenzie Dr. Lorne Segall Dr. Jakub Sawicki

Trillium Partners staff physicians Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall died last week, just days after the tragic death of North York General Hospital’s Dr. Paul Hannam, an Olympian who died during a run at 50 years old.
they won’t admit they had the vax

3 DOCTORS at Trillium Health in Mississauga, Ontario died in a 3-day period just days after receiving their 4th Covid shot.
Doctor’s names Jakub Sawicki, Stephen McKenzie & Lorne Segall.
The dates of death:  July 17, 18, 20.
JUST A COINCIDENCE, RIGHT? 🙄

Read more : Dr. Paul Hannam: Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!

 

Truth : All Three Doctors Did Not Die From 2nd Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists, to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence They Received 2nd Booster Dose

There is no evidence any of the three doctors received the 2nd booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sure, the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died, but that is no evidence they actually got their 4th vaccine dose.

Fact #2 : Two Doctors Were On Medical Leave When They Died

Two of the three doctors were confirmed to be on medical leave for severe illness when they died.

  • Dr. Lorne Segall was on long medical leave, with office closed until at least until September 2022.
  • Dr. Stephen McKenzie was “seriously ill”, to the point his office was “permanently closed”.

Fact #3 : Second Booster Dose Same As Primary Vaccine

Canada offers three booster doses – from Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax (upon request).

The Pfizer and Novavax booster doses have the same dosage as the primary doses, but the Moderna vaccine is offered at half the primary dose.

The first and second booster doses are really the same vaccine as the primary series vaccine, so there is no reason for new adverse effects to develop.

If you experienced no adverse effects with the first two primary doses, there is simply no reason why you should develop new adverse effects with either the first or the second booster doses, if they are of the same vaccine.

Fact #4 : 2nd Booster Dose Was Not Mandatory In Ontario

The Ontario government only recommended the 4th vaccine dose (2nd booster dose) for specific groups :

  • individuals aged 60 and over
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over
  • residents of long-term care homes / retirement homes / Elder Care Lodge, or older adult living in other congregate settings providing assisted living / health services
  • moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals

None of the three doctors who died were in those recommended groups.

Read more : Did Italian Court Rule Vaccine Mandate As Unconstitutional?!

Fact #5 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after “a ridiculously unfair and hard fought year-long battle with advanced lung cancer“, according to his family.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #6 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #7 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #8 : Trillium Confirmed Doctor Deaths Unrelated To Vaccine

Trillium Health Partners confirmed that none of their doctors died from the COVID-19 vaccine in a statement on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

The rumour circulating on social media is simply not true. Their passings were not related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #9 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up celebrity deaths to the vaccine; death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) from Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines happens within minutes. That’s why people are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after getting the vaccine. People who get an anaphylactic shock will require an epinephrine shot to quickly relieve it.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Read more : Vaccine myocarditis risk less than 1 in million!

Fact #10 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Even prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch is healthy and well, despite being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Dr. Paul Hannam : Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!

Did Dr. Paul Hannam die from the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine he received days ago?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Dr. Paul Hannam Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Vancouver Times claims that Dr. Paul Hannam from the North York General Hospital died from the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine he received just days ago.

It’s a long post, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

A top doctor in North York, Toronto has died due to complications from the Covid vaccine.

Dr. Paul Hannam, the chief of emergency medicine and program director at North York General Hospital, died suddenly during a run, local media reported.

Read more : Was WHO DG Dr. Tedros Just Arrested By Interpol?!

 

Truth : Dr. Paul Hannam Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by Vancouver Times to generate page views and money from gullible people.

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

Vancouver Times is a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news, sometimes masked as “satire”.

To give themselves a veneer of deniability, they label themselves as a “satire website” in their About Us section.

Vancouver Times is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives.

Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Paul Hannam’s Cause Of Death Was Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Hannam collapsed while he was out for a run. His cause of death was determined to be sudden cardiac failure.

Fact #3 : Athletes Die Unexpectedly Every Year

Vancouver Times suggested that Dr. Paul Hannam cannot possibly die because he was in good shape, and exercised regularly.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #4 : North York General Hospital Confirmed His Death Unrelated To Vaccine

North York General Hospital issued a statement refuting claims that Dr. Paul Hannam died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

North York General Hospital can confirm that the tragic death of Dr. Paul Hannam was not related to COVID-19 or vaccinations of any kind.

Fact #5 : Dr. Paul Hannam’s Family Never Talked About A Lawsuit

Dr. Paul Hannam’s family never claimed that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine. They certainly did not state that they plan to “hire a team of high-powered lawyers to take on the vaccine companies”.

Vancouver Times just made it up to bait anti-vaccination activists into sharing their fake story.

Fact #6 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up celebrity deaths to the vaccine; death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) from Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines happens within minutes. That’s why people are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after getting the vaccine. People who get an anaphylactic shock will require an epinephrine shot to quickly relieve it.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Fact #7 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on INTERPOL’s investigation of Bill Gates.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the American government – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about his arrest.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been reported by many other websites and bloggers.

Yet, not a single blogger or online website published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : Is Interpol Investigating Bill Gates For Murder?

Fact #8 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about INTERPOL’s (non-existent) investigation of Bill Gates.

They would all loved such shocking news, because it would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

Everything that Vancouver Times publishes should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did Four Doctors Die Right After 4th Vaccine Dose?!

Did four Toronto doctors die within a week of getting their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Four Doctors Died After Getting 4th Vaccine Dose!

Anti-vaccination activists are sharing a Hollywood LA News video and article which claims that four Toronto doctors died within a week of getting their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!

Four Canadian Doctors In Toronto Area Died Last Week
[within one week of their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine]

 

No Evidence Doctors Died After Getting 4th Vaccine Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence They Received 4th Vaccine Dose

Hollywood LA News claimed, without evidence, that all four doctors received the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Their evidence – the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died.

So what? If the province of Ontario started recommending electric cars a week before the doctors died, does that mean they were killed by electric cars?

The truth is – NO ONE KNOWS if any of the four doctors received the 4th vaccine dose.

Fact #2 : 4th Vaccine Dose Was Not Mandatory In Ontario

The Ontario government only recommended the 4th vaccine dose (2nd booster dose) for specific groups :

  • individuals aged 60 and over
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over
  • residents of long-term care homes / retirement homes / Elder Care Lodge, or older adult living in other congregate settings providing assisted living / health services
  • moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals

None of the four Toronto doctors that died were in those recommended groups.

Read more : Will COVID-19 Vaccination Void Your Life Insurance?

Fact #3 : Vaccination Takes Time

Hollywood LA News suggested that all four doctors got their 4th vaccine dose on the first day the Ontario government made it available – on July 14, 2022.

That’s such utter bullshit. Just because the 4th vaccine dose / 2nd booster dose is available on July 14, does not mean everyone who wants one can get it on that day.

It takes time to vaccinate people, which is why you can’t just walk in for your vaccination. You have to book an appointment!

Even if all those four Toronto doctors eagerly booked appointments for their 4th vaccine does, they may not get it so soon. They are not amongst the recommended group, and may have to wait until more vulnerable people are vaccinated first.

Fact #4 : Second Booster Dose Same As Primary Vaccine

Canada offers three booster doses – from Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax (upon request).

The Pfizer and Novavax booster doses have the same dosage as the primary doses, but the Moderna vaccine is offered at half the primary dose.

The first and second booster doses are really the same vaccine as the primary series vaccine, so there is no reason for new adverse effects to develop.

If you experienced no adverse effects with the first two primary doses, there is simply no reason why you should develop new adverse effects with either the first or the second booster doses, if they are of the same vaccine.

Fact #5 : Dr. Paul D. Hannam Died Of Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Davidson Hannam collapsed and died of sudden cardiac failure while he was out for a run. Hollywood LA News suggested that it was impossible for a healthy 50 year-old marathon runner to die on a run.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #6 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #7 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #8 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #9 : North York General Hospital Confirmed Death Unrelated To Vaccine

North York General Hospital issued a statement refuting claims that Dr. Paul Hannam died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

North York General Hospital can confirm that the tragic death of Dr. Paul Hannam was not related to COVID-19 or vaccinations of any kind.

Fact #10 : Trillium Confirmed Doctor Deaths Unrelated To Vaccine

The other three doctors – Dr. Lorne E. Segall, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie, and Dr. Jakub T. Sawicki – worked for Trillium Health Partners, which put out a statement on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

The rumour circulating on social media is simply not true. Their passings were not related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #11 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up deaths to the vaccine; death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) from Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines happens within minutes. That’s why people are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after getting the vaccine. People who get an anaphylactic shock will require an epinephrine shot to quickly relieve it.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Read more : Vaccine myocarditis risk less than 1 in million!

Fact #12 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Even prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch is healthy and well, despite being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19!

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He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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No More Cash Payment At KKM Hospitals + Clinics!

Public hospitals and clinics under KKM will no longer accept cash payments starting 1 October 2022!

Here is what you need to know…

 

No More Cash Payment At KKM Hospitals + Clinics!

From 1 October 2022 onwards, public hospitals and clinics under the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) will no longer accept cash payments.

They will only accept payments through e-payment methods like :

  • debit card
  • credit card
  • e-wallet

They will, however, accept cash payment if the customer has no other payment options, or a bank account.

KKM is aiming to achieve 95% cashless transactions by December 2022.

 

Why KKM Hospitals + Clinics Will No Longer Accept Cash Payments

This initiative to eliminate cash payments at KKM health facilities is part of the 2021 Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, which called for all federal and state agencies to prioritise cashless payments by the year 2022.

The 2021-2022 KKM Anti-Corruption Plan also called for cash payments to be eliminated at public hospitals and clinics.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health believes that eliminating cash payments at their health facilities will :

  • reduce the risk of leakage of public funds
  • increase efficiency by making payments at the counter faster, easier and safer
  • reduce the cost and work process of collecting payments
  • reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections through contactless payment

To that end, KKM had ordered the implementation of cashless payment systems at all health facilities back in June 2022, with full implementation starting 1 October 2022, targeting 95% cashless payments by December 2022.

 

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Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration, Not Vaccine!

Carlos Santana collapsed on stage from dehydration, not from COVID-19 vaccine side effects!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Carlos Santana Collapsed From Vaccine Side Effects!

On Tuesday, June 5, 2022, Carlos Santana collapsed on stage while performing at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkson, Michigan.

Medics rushed to treat Santana on stage after he passed out, but he managed to wave at the audience as he was wheeled away.

Almost immediately, people started claiming that Santana collapsed due to the COVID-19 vaccine side effects. Here are some examples on social media :

Carlos Santana collapses on stage #vaccine #vaccinesideeffects #vaccineinjured

➡️ Encore une victime des vaccins ?

Le célèbre guitariste Carlos Santana s’effondre sur la scène du du Pine Knob Music Theatre (Clarkson, Michigan).

L’année dernière, il avait participé à un concert à New-York réservé uniquement aux vaccinés.

➡️ another victim of vaccines?

The famous guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on the stage of the Pine Knob Music Theater (Clarkson, Michigan).

Last year, he participated in a concert in New York reserved only for vaccinated people.

Carlos Santana who performed at NYC’s ‘Concert for the Vaccinated’

Cancelled his Dec 2021 Concerts due to an “Unscheduled Heart Procedure”

Another vaccine zealot may be regretting their choice.

Even millionaire antivaxxer, Steve Kirsch (who is fully vaccinated himself!) suggested that Santana’s collapse was due to the vaccines. #winkwink

Read more : Antivax Steve Kirsch Admits He’s Fully-Vaccinated!

 

Truth : Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration, Not Vaccine!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or injuries on the COVID-19 vaccine.

And we can confirm that these celebrity COVID-19 vaccine injury claims are false… yet again.

Carlos Santana Recovered Quickly

Carlos Santana was playing for about 40 minutes into his set, when he sat down on a riser and passed out.

Medics treated him on stage, and he recovered quickly – he was seen waving to fans, as they wheeled him out.

His manager, Michael Vrionis, said that Santana was “doing well” shortly after his collapse, but he was still taken to the McLaren Clarkston’s emergency department for observation.

Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration

Carlos Santana’s wife, Cindy, posted on July 6, 2022, that Carlos was doing well, and had been diagnosed with heat exhaustion and dehydration.

She also pointed out that it was hot (100 °F / 38°C) on stage, and it was 114 °F / 46°C under the lights.

Hi Everyone! Carlos & I thank you so much for your prayers, love, care & concern for him! Please know that he’s resting and doing very well!

He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration… it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue.

He’ll be as good as new soon! Thank you again and we love you! Cindy & Carlos. 💜💜💜💜💜💜

His manager also issued a statement, confirming that Santana had suffered “heat exhaustion and dehydration”.

Carlos Santana Blamed A Lack Of Food + Drink, Not Vaccine

Carlos Santana posted an update on Facebook, assuring his fans that he was okay.

He also explained that he forgot to eat and drink water before his set, which was why he got dehydrated and passed out.

to one and all
thank you for your precious prayers
Cindy and I we are good just taking it easy
forgot to eat and drink water
so i dehydrated and passed out
blessings and miracles to you all

Vaccine Does Not Cause Heat Exhaustion Or Dehydration

Carlos Santana is very likely vaccinated against COVID-19, as he has spoken out positively about the vaccine, and was part of the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” for the vaccinated.

He also underwent an “unscheduled heart procedure” in December 2021, and would be at high risk of developing complications with a COVID-19 infection.

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause heat exhaustion or dehydration… so, if any anti-vaccination activist tells you that, please slap them silly.

His collapse and quick recovery is also not indicative of myocarditis, despite claims by anti-vaccination activists.

COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective, through massive clinical trials, and post-marketing monitoring of billions of doses.

Read more : Vaccine myocarditis risk is less than 1 in million!

Just More Celebrity Fake News!

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity tragedy…

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Travis Barker Confirmed Pancreatitis Was From Colonoscopy!

Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, just confirmed that his pancreatitis was caused by his recent colonoscopy, not vaccine injury!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Travis Barker Hospitalised For Vaccine Injury!

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Travis Barker was rushed by ambulance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The Blink-182 drummer and husband to Kourtney Kardashian was allegedly in severe pain, but was conscious and able to sent out a tweet “God save me”.

Almost immediately, people started claiming that he was being hospitalised for a COVID-19 vaccine injury. Here are some examples on social media :

Hope @travisbarker recovers from his vax related injury, very safe and effective

Want to bet it had nothing to do with a colonoscopy? Read posts on the Pancreatic Cancer groups. Loads of cases, and it can lead to cancer. Many surgeons feel it is the vaccines.

‘Mystery’ jab side effect illness as Travis Barker’s daughter shares photo of Blink-182 drummer in hospital

 

Truth : Travis Barker Hospitalised For Pancreatitis, Not Vaccine Injury!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or injuries on the COVID-19 vaccine.

And we can confirm that these celebrity COVID-19 vaccine injury claims are false… yet again.

Pancreatitis Caused By Colonoscopy, Not COVID-19 Vaccine!

Multiple sources connected to the family earlier told TMZ that Travis Barker was hospitalised for pancreatitis, not a COVID-19 vaccine injury!

Then on July 2, 2022, Travis Barker himself confirmed on Twitter (here, here and here) that his pancreatitis was caused by his recent colonoscopy.

I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.

During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis.

I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better. 🙏🏼

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause pancreatitis… so, if any anti-vaccination activist tells you that, you tell them to stop lying.

Travis Barker also did not blame the COVID-19 vaccines for his pancreatitis. No one in his family did. Not even Kourtney.

Was Travis Barker Even Vaccinated?

I should also point out that no one knows if Travis Barker is even vaccinated against COVID-19. Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, there is no vaccine mandate in the United States.

Hence, Travis Barker may well be unvaccinated against COVID-19, unlike a certain prominent antivaxxer

Read more : Antivax Steve Kirsch Admits He’s Fully-Vaccinated!

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

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Jin Yut Lew : Was US Chef Attacked For Being Chinese?!

Was an American chef – Jin Yut Lew – brutally beaten and left for dead, simply because he was a Chinese man?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Chef Jin Yut Lew Was Attacked For Being Chinese!

People are sharing a link to an article about Jin Yut Lew – a 61 year-old chef and father – who was brutally beaten and left for dead in Chicago, USA.

It’s accompanied by this message that laid the blame on US President Joe Biden for fomenting hatred against the Chinese.

Another heinous hate attack targeting a 61 year-old Chinese father near Chicago’s Chinatown.

Jin Yut Lew, a 61-year-old Chinese father, was carjacked, robbed, brutally beaten and “left for dead” near Chinatown in Chicago.

God D**n Joe Biden, his China-bashing, Chinese-Demonization.

We Chinese in America are unprotected. We are on our own. The homeland view us as foreigners and not Chinese enough.

We need to mobilize and organize our own armed militia in America.

 

Truth : Chef Jin Yut Lew Was NOT Attacked For Being Chinese!

I will share with you the facts of his case, and show you why this tragedy is being misused by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) to spread discord.

Fact #1 : Mr. Lew Was Severely Beaten

Mr. Lew left his son’s house in the South Loop at around 11 PM on Wednesday, 6 April 2022. When he did not show up for a scheduled meeting, his friend informed his sons.

According to the Chicago Journal, Mr. Lew was found by a street cleaner at around 7 AM on 7 April 2022 near the intersection of W. 25th Place and S. Stewart Avenue in Chinatown.

He had no belongings or identification, and was unconscious. The police were called, and an ambulance took him to Stroger Hospital as an unidentified “John Doe”.

After not being able to reach him for 24 hours, his family filed a missing person’s report on early Friday morning, 8 April 2022.

Thanks to a tip on Facebook, they eventually found him hospitalised at Stroger Hospital the same day. He was in a critical condition after undergoing an emergency decompressive craniectomy, and remained in a coma.

Fact #2 : Mr. Lew Was Carjacked

Mr. Lew was carjacked and robbed, and during that incident, he was repeatedly struck on his head and face with a blunt object.

His missing 2008 Lexus SUV was later spotted by a camera in the Austin neighbourhood in west Chicago on the evening of 8 April 2022.

The next day, the family was informed by the insurance company that the Lexus SUV was recovered by the Chicago Police Department.

Fact #3 : No Evidence Of Hate Crime

While the severity of his attack was shocking, there is simply no evidence of a hate crime.

Mr. Lew wasn’t targeted simply because he was a Chinese man. He was targeted because he drove a car.

Mr. Lew was also found unconscious in Chinatown, which makes it even more unlikely that it is a hate crime.

Fact #4 : Carjacking Is On The Rise In Chicago

Carjacking has been a great concern in Chicago, as the family pointed out to the Chicago Journal :

In Chicago especially, the Chinese community has been living in fear of carjacking crimes but this is getting out of hand. Taking personal property is one thing, now they are being progressively more violent toward victims.

This needs to stop. City leaders need to do something about it and find and punish those responsible.

According to the Chicago Police Department, theft of motor vehicles in 2022 have gone up 43% over 2021, and up 63% over 2020.

Fact #5 : Biden Did Not Bash China

US President Joe Biden is most definitely not a China basher. The fake news writer either confused him with former President Donald Trump, or is intentionally and falsely laying the blame on Joe Biden.

It was former President Donald Trump who repeatedly called COVID-19 the “China virus”, and claimed that China was responsible for the pandemic. It was his administration that also sanctioned HUAWEI, TikTok and WeChat amongst other things.

Biden, on the other hand, has not bashed China or demonised the Chinese. After all, Chinese Americans are predominantly Democrats, with far more representation in the Democratic Party, than the Republican Party.

So I have to wonder – why would this writer falsely claim that he did?

Fact #6 : Chinese Americans Do Not Consider China Homeland

No Chinese American would ever call China their “homeland”. Or falsely bemoan that their “homeland” view them as “foreigners” and “not Chinese enough”.

This is something that only a member of the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) would write, because only they would consider China their “homeland“, and only they would look down on the American Chinese as “foreigners” and “not Chinese enough“.

In fact, this reminds me of an October 18, 2021 incident where two Chinese citizens stormed out of a Los Angeles restaurant without paying, after Chinese Americans stood up to sing the American national anthem.

Chinese people singing the American national anthem is so infuriating! We won’t pay this bill.

Mr. Lew immigrated to the United States in the early 1980s, and is most certainly a naturalised US citizen. He would no doubt consider the United States his country, not China.

Please beware of FAKE NEWS being created and propagated by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).

And please help me fight fake news, by sharing this fact check with your family and friends!

 

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Is It Safe To Get COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines?

Your doctor may have told you that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be given with other vaccinations, but that’s NO LONGER TRUE!

Find out why it is safe to take your COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines at the same time!

 

Earlier : Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Within 2 Weeks Of Other Vaccines

The US FDA approved the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for 12- to 15-year old children (with 100% efficacy!) on 10 May 2021.

At that time, the US CDC recommended avoiding taking the COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks of other vaccinations.

WHO also recommended an interval of 14 days between the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, and any other vaccines.

So parents were urged to catch up on their children’s missed vaccinations, in order to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the earliest opportunity.

 

Now : It Is Safe To Get COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines!

On 12 May 2021, Dr. Kate Woodworth of the CDC’s birth defects division, said that the CDC is changing their earlier advice, and that the COVID-19 vaccine can be administered with other vaccines, even on the same day!

At a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), she said,

“Extensive experience with non-Covid-19 vaccines has demonstrated that immunogenicity,” or the ability of a vaccine to provoke an immune response, “and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone,”

On 14 May 2021, the US CDC updated their clinical considerations to say that COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines can be administered “without regard to timing“, including on the same day.

The American Academic of Paediatrics also said on the same day that it supports giving childhood vaccines together with the COVID-19 vaccines.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine + Other Vaccines On The Same Day?

On 2 July 2021, the US CDC updated their clinical considerations to recommend that if a patient is receiving multiple vaccines on the same day, each shot should be administered “in a different injection site“.

They also pointed out that the deltoid muscle in adolescents and adults “can be used for more than one intramuscular injection“.

Their best practice for multiple vaccinations in a day include :

  • Label each syringe with the name and the dosage (amount) of the vaccine, lot number, the initials of the preparer, and the exact beyond-use time, if applicable.
  • Separate injection sites by 1 inch or more, if possible.
  • Administer the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines that may be more likely to cause a local reaction (e.g., tetanus-toxoid-containing and adjuvanted vaccines) in different limbs, if possible.

 

US CDC On Administering COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines

In their updated clinical considerations for COVID-19 vaccines, this was what the US CDC posted on administering it with other vaccines :

Coadministration with other vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines were previously recommended to be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration of any other vaccines. This was out of an abundance of caution and not due to any known safety or immunogenicity concerns. However, substantial data have now been collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by FDA for use under EUA. Although data are not available for COVID-19 vaccines administered simultaneously with other vaccines, extensive experience with non-COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated that immunogenicity and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone.

COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines on the same day, as well as coadministration within 14 days. It is unknown whether reactogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine is increased with coadministration, including with other vaccines known to be more reactogenic, such as adjuvanted vaccines or live vaccines. When deciding whether to coadminister another vaccine(s) with COVID-19 vaccines, providers should consider whether the patient is behind or at risk of becoming behind on recommended vaccines, their risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g., during an outbreak or occupational exposures), and the reactogenicity profile of the vaccines.

If multiple vaccines are administered at a single visit, administer each injection in a different injection site. For adolescents and adults, the deltoid muscle can be used for more than one intramuscular injection.

 

WHO On Administering COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines

On 21 October 2021, the WHO updated its advice on co-administration of COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines :

WHO considers that coadministration of an inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine and any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is acceptable, given that the known risk of serious illness for adults infected with influenza virus or SARS-CoV-2 is substantial.

While there is no theoretical concern, WHO recommends using the contralateral limb for injection, when the two vaccines are administered during the same visit, to minimize any perceived risk. Continued pharmacovigilance monitoring of coadministration of the two vaccines is recommended. 

 

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Please Ignore Extra MySejahtera Booster Dose Appointment!

Malaysians have been getting extra booster dose appointment notifications in MySejahtera.

Find out what’s going on, and why you should ignore them!

 

Extra MySejahtera Booster Dose Appointment?!

Malaysians have recently been receiving extra booster dose notifications out of the blue, even though they :

  • had already received their booster dose; or
  • are parents or guardians of children / adolescents under 18 years of age.

Many received the SMS notification about the extra booster dose, while some actually received a new booster dose appointment in MySejahtera.

Read more : MySejahtera Vaccine Certificate Missing? Here’s The Fix!

 

Please IGNORE Extra MySejahtera Booster Dose Appointment!

On 23 March 2022, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) announced that the MySejahtera appointment system had a technical issue, accidentally sending out those extra booster dose notifications.

If you get these extra booster dose appointments, please just IGNORE THEM if :

  • you have already received your booster dose, or
  • you are the parents / guardians for children or adolescents under 18 years of age

If you already accepted and set an appointment for your fourth dose (extra booster dose), or a booster dose for your children or adolescent under 18 years of age, please CANCEL THE APPOINTMENT.

Currently, KKM only recommends giving the COVID-19 booster dose to adults 18 years and above. They also have not approved a second booster dose or fourth dose to adults.

Please note that all PPVs have been alerted about this problem, and will turn away :

  • children or adolescents coming for their booster dose, and
  • individuals coming for their second booster dose / fourth dose

Please help to alert your family and friends about this technical issue with MySejahtera!

 

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Malaysia COVID-19 Booster Dose Policy : 22 March Edition!

Here is our LATEST summary of the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose policy in Malaysia, as of 21 March 2022!

 

Malaysia Ramping Up COVID-19 Booster Dose Program!

Malaysia started the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose programme on 13 October 2021, targeting those who received the Pfizer vaccine more than 6 months ago.

It was then expanded to those who received the Sinovac vaccine more than 3 months ago, on 22 October 2021.

On 9 November 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) announced that it would be made available to younger adults.

On 24 November 2021, KKM announced that it will be open to anyone above 18, including those who received AstraZeneca, Cansino, Sinopharm and Janssen vaccines.

On 16 December 2021, KKM made it mandatory for vulnerable individuals to receive the booster shot, to be considered as fully-vaccinated.

On 28 December 2021, KKM halved the booster dose interval for most COVID-19 vaccines!

On 21 March 2022, KKM added the CanSino booster dose to the PICK vaccination programme, and updated its booster dose recommendations.

 

Latest COVID-19 Booster Dose Policy In Malaysia Explained!

Here is our summary of Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccine booster dose policy!

Why Should We Get It?

It is recommended that you get the booster dose to better protect against more contagious COVID-19 variants like the Delta variant, and the new Omicron variant.

The primary series of COVID-19 vaccines continues to protect you against hospitalisation and death. However, the Delta and Omicron variants are partially-resistant to the vaccines, and will cause more breakthrough infections.

While most of these breakthrough infections will be mild or moderate, it puts vulnerable people – the elderly and people with co-morbidities – at risk. That’s why they are being given the booster shot first, over everyone else.

In addition, protection from COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to wane over 2-6 months, so a booster dose is necessary to restore protection.

Read more : Sinovac Vaccine Efficacy Rapidly Drops After 2 Months!
Read more : Why The Delta Variant Causes MORE Breakthrough Infections!

What Vaccines Have Been Approved As Booster Dose?

The Malaysia Drug Control Authority (DCA) approved the Pfizer booster dose on 8 October 2021.

Only on 17 November 2021 did they also approve the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines as booster doses.

Then on 6 January 2022, they approved the CanSino vaccine as a booster dose.

How Soon Can You Get The Booster Dose?

You can now get your booster dose as early as THREE (3) months after completing your primary series for most vaccines, or TWO (2) months for the Janssen vaccine.

Here is a table I created to summarise the booster options and when you can get one :

Primary Series
Vaccine
Recommended
Booster
Timing After
Primary Series
Pfizer Pfizer or AstraZeneca After 3 months
AstraZeneca Pfizer or AstraZeneca
Sinovac Pfizer, AstraZeneca,
CanSino or Sinovac
Sinopharm Pfizer or AstraZeneca
Moderna Pfizer or AstraZeneca
CanSino Pfizer, AstraZeneca
or CanSino
Sputnik V Pfizer or AstraZeneca
Janssen Pfizer or AstraZeneca After 2 months

Pfizer Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

AstraZeneca Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

Sinovac Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca / CanSino / Sinovac booster shot

If you are not comfortable with the Pfizer vaccine, please consider the AstraZeneca booster shot instead, because it is far superior to the Sinovac booster shot.

If you must have a Chinese vaccine, then consider the CanSino booster shot, which is superior to the Sinovac booster shot.

Read more : Can You And Should You Get A Sinovac Booster Dose?
Read more : Sinovac Vaccine Efficacy Rapidly Drops After 2 Months!

Sinopharm Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Sinopharm vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

Note : CITF-B originally allowed a third dose of Sinopharm as a booster shot, but it has NOT been approved by the NPRA, and is therefore not available at the moment.

Moderna Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Moderna vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

Sputnik V Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Sputnik V vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after Dose 2.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

CanSino Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the CanSino vaccine can receive their booster shot 3 months after vaccination.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca or CanSino booster shot

If you are not comfortable with the Pfizer vaccine, please consider the AstraZeneca booster shot, because it is superior to the CanSino booster shot.

Opt for the CanSino booster shot, if you must have a Chinese vaccine.

Janssen Recipients : What Vaccine Can You Use?

Those who received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine can receive their booster shot 2 months after vaccination.

  • Recommended : Pfizer booster shot
  • Alternative : AstraZeneca booster shot

Who Can Receive It?

On 24 November 2021, the Ministry of Health announced that the COVID-19 booster doses will be available to all individuals 18 years and above.

However, the appointments will be prioritised using the age step down approach, with priority for frontliners, individuals with co-morbidities, pregnant mothers, and those who have to travel overseas.

Is COVID-19 Booster Dose Mandatory?

Like the COVID-19 vaccine, the booster shot is NOT mandatory.

Is It Necessary To Be Fully-Vaccinated?

Yes, for certain vulnerable groups.

On 16 December 2021, the Ministry of Health (KKM) announced that these individuals MUST receive a booster shot by end of February 2022, to be considered as fully-vaccinated.

On 7 February 2022, this was extended to end of March 2022.

  • Individuals who received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine, and
  • Individuals 60 years and older who completed other COVID-19 vaccines,

Those who do not meet these requirements by end of March 2022 will lose their “fully-vaccinated” status in MySejahtera.

They will only regain their fully-vaccinated status once they receive the booster dose.

Read more : Booster Deadline for Seniors + Sinovac Recipients Extended!

Is It A Good Idea To Mix COVID-19 Vaccines?

Yes, studies have shown that it is not only safe to mix COVID-19 vaccines, such heterologous vaccinations will greatly increase your protection against the coronavirus.

Many countries are now giving heterologous booster shots, and the JKJAV expert committee has also recommended to proceed with heterologous vaccinations.

Heterologous vaccination is like learning different martial arts. By learning different ways to handle the coronavirus, your immune system is better able to beat COVID-19.

The Malaysia Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who was vaccinated with two doses of the Sinovac vaccine, also received a Pfizer heterologous booster shot :

Do We Need To Pay?

Like the COVID-19 vaccine, the booster shot is provided for FREE under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).

How To Apply For COVID-19 Booster Dose?

You do NOT need to apply for the COVID-19 booster dose.

Once you are eligible, you will be given an appointment notification in MySejahtera to go to a GP / government clinic or hospital for your booster dose.

If you do not have MySejahtera, you will be informed by SMS. So please keep an eye out for your appointment!

You can also put yourself on the COVID-19 vaccine standby list at nearby clinics.

Read more : How To Register For The COVID-19 Vaccine Standby List?

 

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Sinovac Vaccine for 5-11 Yo Kids : What You Need To Know!

You can now get the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine for your 5-11 year-old kids in Malaysia!

Here is what you need to know!

 

Sinovac Vaccine for 5-11 Yo Kids : Approved In Malaysia!

On 3 March 2022, the Malaysia Health Ministry (KKM) gave conditional approval to the Sinovac CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for use in 5-11 year-old children.

This makes the Sinovac CoronaVac the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Malaysia for children 5 to 11 years in age, after the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine on 6 January 2022.

It is also the second vaccine to be approved for use in the PICKids COVID-19 vaccination programme for children.

Read more : Malaysia Approves Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine For 5-11 Yo Kids

 

Sinovac Vaccine for 5-11 Yo Kids : What You Need To Know!

Here is what you need to know about the use of the Sinovac vaccine for 5-11 year old kids in the PICKids vaccination programme for children.

When Will PICKids Offer Sinovac Vaccine For Kids?

PICKids started offering the Sinovac vaccine for 5-11 year-old kids starting 7 March 2022.

What Is Sinovac Vaccine For Kids?

The Sinovac vaccine for 5-11 year old kids is the SAME as the Sinovac vaccine for adults.

This is an inactivated virus vaccine – which uses real SARS-CoV-2 viruses that have been killed (deactivated) using β-propiolactone, a sterilising agent.

What Is The Dose For Kids?

The dose is the same for kids, as it is for adults – 600 SU (3 µg) of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus ,together with aluminium hydroxide (as adjuvant) in 0.5 ml of phosphate-buffered saline.

Read more : CoronaVac Vaccine by Sinovac – Your Questions Answered!

What Is The Dose Interval

Children 5-11 years in age will receive two doses, with an interval of 4 weeks between each dose.

Where Is The Vaccine Injected?

Just like in adults, the Sinovac vaccine will be injected into the deltoid muscle of the child’s shoulder.

Who Qualifies For Sinovac Vaccine For Kids?

The Malaysia Ministry of Health recommends the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccine of choice for children 5-11 years in age.

However, they will offer the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine to :

  • children who cannot receive the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine for health reasons
  • children who do not have co-morbidities
  • children whose parents refuse to allow them to be vaccinated with the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine

Read more : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids – What You Need To Know!

Who Must NOT Take Sinovac Vaccine For Kids?

Children who are 5-11 years in age must NOT take the Sinovac vaccine if they have :

  • a history of allergy to any ingredient used in the manufacture of the Sinovac vaccine
  • a severe reaction to the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine
  • severe neurological diseases like transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, demyelinating diseases
  • uncontrolled chronic diseases

Is Sinovac Vaccine For Kids Offered For Free?

The Sinovac vaccine is offered for FREE at all COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (PPVs) under the Malaysia Ministry of Health and ProtectHealth.

The Sinovac vaccine is also available in private clinics and hospitals as a paid vaccination option.

Where Is Sinovac Vaccine For Kids Being Offered?

Parents or guardians can register their children for the vaccine through the MySejahtera app. The appointment will be issued through the parent’s / guardian’s MySejahtera app.

Parents or guardians can also bring their children to selected PPVs to walk-in for their COVID-19 vaccination.

Read more : Full List of Walk-In PICKids Vaccine PPVs in Malaysia!

Sinovac Vaccine For Kids Who Received Pfizer Vaccine

Children who experienced a serious reaction to the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children, can receive one dose of the Sinovac vaccine as their second dose, 4 weeks after the first dose.

Children Who Miss Their Vaccine Appointment

Children who miss their appointments, or are not able to make it for health or other unforeseen circumstances, can cancel their appointments and book a new one.

Potential Side Effects Of Sinovac Vaccine

Most side effects of the Sinovac vaccine are mild and temporary, with recovery in just a few days without treatment.

They include pain and swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, joint pain, cough, chills, sore throat and runny nose.

When Can Infected Children Get Vaccinated?

Children can get vaccinated against COVID-19, after they fully recover from COVID-19 – at least 14 days after they are infected, and have already completed their isolation.

Read more : When Can You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

 

Should You Get Sinovac Vaccine For 5-11 Yo Kids?

This conditional approval of the Sinovac vaccine will be a relief for many parents who have been holding out for an alternative to the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine, and spur vaccination rates.

Back in October 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) ran a Phase 3 clinical trial to determine the efficacy of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children 3-11 years in age.

However, they did not reveal what was the efficacy of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for the 5-11 year old age group, or how it performed against the Omicron variant.

We do know that the adult dose was only 50.4% efficacious in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, and that it has zero efficacy against the Omicron variant (see link and table below).

Read more : What HKU Study Revealed About Pfizer / Sinovac vs. Omicron

COVID-19
Variant
Seropositive Rate MN Titer (GMT)
Pfizer Sinovac Pfizer Sinovac
HKU691 Omicron 20% 0% 5.43 Min.
HKU344-R346K
Omicron
24% 0% 6.42 Min.
Delta 100% 68% 124.7 10.3
Beta 100% 0% 25.7 Min.
Alpha 100% 100% 229.4 21.7

It seems very improbable that the same vaccine would impart better efficacy in children, more so against the Delta or Omicron variants.

Until there are good peer-reviewed Phase 3 results of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine for 5-11 year-old children, I believe it is far more prudent to vaccinate our children with the Pfizer COMIRNATY paediatric vaccine.

At least the Pfizer paediatric COVID-19 vaccine has been proven in a Phase 3 trial to be 90.7% efficacious in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections.

If you want the best protection for your child, get the new Pfizer vaccine for kids. Only consider the Sinovac vaccine if your child has an adverse reaction to the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

 

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Full List of Walk-In PICKids Vaccine PPVs In Malaysia!

Here is the full list of PICKids PPVs across Malaysia, where you can bring your kids to walk-in for their free COVID-19 vaccination!

 

PICKids COVID-19 Vaccination Open For Walk-In / Booking!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) announced that from 1 March 2022 onwards, parents will be able to bring their children for COVID-19 vaccination at selected PICKids PPVs.

This will allow parents to vaccinate their children at their own convenience during the school holidays.

Those who prefer to book an appointment via MySejahtera can also do so, from 7 March 2022 onwards. Here is the official PICKids video guide by the Malaysia Ministry of Health. Click here for our step-by-step guide.

Read more : How To Select PICKids PPV To Vaccinate Your Children!

 

Full List of Walk-In PICKids Vaccine PPVs In Malaysia!

On 3 March 2022, the Ministry of Health unveiled the full list of PICKids vaccine PPVs in Malaysia that will accept parents who walk-in with their kids for the free COVID-19 vaccination.

I created this table so that you can search for the PPV (COVID-19 vaccination centre) closest to you.

Some of these PPVs also accept walk-in for adult booster dose, as well as PICKids child vaccinations.

State PPV Walk-In Allowed
Perlis Masjid Alwi Offsite PPV
Kubang Gajah Offsite PPV
Kampung Gial Offsite PPV
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Kedah SP Plaza Offsite PPV
Kulim KK
Serdang KK
Bandar Baharu KK
Kuala Ketil PPV
Kuala Nerang KKIA
Pedu KK
Naka KK
Lubuk Merbau KK
PKD Sik Seminar Room
PKD Pendang Lobby
Ayer Hitam KK
Jitra Health Complex
Bukit Lada Community Centre
Simpang Empat KK
Kuala Kedah KK
Poliklinik Pertama, Kota Setar
Klinik Faisal, Kota Setar
Padang Matsirat KK Quarters
Guar Cempadak KK
PICKids Only
Penang Tapak Pesta (Fair Grounds)
Sunshine Bayan Baru
Seberang Jaya Expo Grounds
Sunshine Bertam
Bandar Cassia MPKK Hall
PICKids Only
Perak Seri Mercu Kuala Kangsar PPV
Marina Hall PPV, Manjung
Kampung Dato Kmaruddin Hall PPV
SK Taman Jana LMS PPV
Sri Iskandar KK
Kampung Gajah KK
Silveritage Ipoh PPV
Taman Mercu Multipurpose Hall PPV
Angsana Hall PPV
PICKids Only
Selangor IDCC
Soka Gakai PPV
PICKids Only
(2-15 March)
Tulip Hall PPV, Kampung Bukit Naga
Subang Parade Offsite PPV
Poliklinik Prima Offsite PPV
Mines 2 Convention Center PPV
Emporis Offsite PPV
Paradigm Mall Offsite PPV
D’Network PPV
Bandar Utama Centrepoint PPV
Da Men Mall Offsite PPV
Melur Hall PPV
Taman Bukit Mewah PPV
Ampang Mewah PPV
BMC Mall Offsite PPV
Zain Azrai PPV, Bukit Idaman
Dahlia Medical Group PPV, Taman Bidara
Dahlia Medical Group PPV, Taman Desa Bakti
LRT 3 Training Centre PPV
Klang Parade Offsite PPV
AEON Mall Offsite PPV
Kuala Langat Sports Complex PPV
Kg. Assam Jawa PPV
Sg. Terap PPV
Sg. Choh PPV
Hulu Yam Bharu Offsite PPV
Seri Bernam Offsite PPV
IOI City Tower 1 PPV
Sepang International Circuit PPV
MMU Cyberjaya PPV
PICKids
(Sat & Sun only)
Kuala Lumpur Axiata Arena PPV
WTCKL PPV
PICKids Only
Negeri Sembilan Jelebu KK
Pertang KK
Simpang Durian KK
Chennah KK
Kiara Mall Bharu PPV, Jempol
Kuala Pilah KK
Johol KK
Juaseh KK
Terachi KK
Padang Lebar KK
Seri Meranti KK
Port Dickson KK (Kriss Hall)
Seri Rembau PPV
Rembau KK
Mesa Mall PPV, Nilai
Seremban Centre Point PPV
Tampin Perdana PPV
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Lukut KK
Pasir Panjang KK
Bukit Pelanduk KK
PICKids Only
Melaka Melaka Mall PPV
Kipmall PPV
Encore PPV
Japerun PPV, Alor Gajah
UITM Alor Gajah PPV
Jasin Police Centre PPV
Datuk Hj Ahmad Ithnin PPV, Merlimau
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Johor Persada Convention Centre PPV
Austin Convention Centre PPV
Seri Alam Hall PPV
AEON Bandar Dato Onn PPV
Holiday Plaza PPV
Dewan Kota Masai PPV
Sentosa Plaza PPV
Muar KK
BP Mall PPV
Segamat KK
Bandar IOI KK
Labis KK
Buloh Kasap KK
Mersing Harbour Centre PPV
AEON Big Kluang PPV
Kluang Parade PPV
Simpang Renggam PPV
Jalan Mengkibol PPV
Arena Segitiga PPV
Kulim Safety Training & Services PPV
Sg. Sibol PPV
KKIA PPV, Jalan Tun Habab
Taman Seri Sentosa PPV, Pekan Nenas
Hj Othman PPV, Pt. Kudus
AEON Mall Kulai PPV
Che Ai Khor PPV
Ji Guan Restaurant PPV
SK Ledang
Intan Tangkak Hall PPV
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Li Garden PPV
City Plaza PPV
KSL City PPV
Mediviron PPV
Taman Universiti PPV
PICKids Only
Pahang Eng Choon Hall
Api Larat Hall
Perak Jubilee Hall, Raub
Tun Razak Hall
Metakab Health Training Centre
PICKids +
Booster Dose
PBM Karak Hall
Uni Klinik IM2 PPV
Kuala Rompin Hall
PICKids Only
Terengganu Cheneh KK
Air Puteh KK
Chukai KK
Kerteh KK
Klinik Coast Medicare
Poliklinik Kemaman
Klinik Keluarga & Surgeri Dr Tan
Poliklinik Ibnu Sina
Poliklinik Zaki
Kerteh Civic Hall
Klinik Hijraa Geliga
Gong Limau Civic Hall
Bukit Besi KK
Kuala Dungun KK
AMBS KK
Jerangau KK
Ketengah Jaya KK
Kuala Abang KK
Paka KK
Marang KK
Bukit Payong KK
Padang Leban, Bukit Payong
Klinik Komuniti Wakaf Baru
Klinik Perubatan Wildan
Klinik Medina
Klinik Perubatan Ikram
Klinik Huda
Rimba Square
Manir KK (Old)
Klinik Perubatan Ku
Klinik An-Nisa
Klinik Perubatan Hijraa Kuala Nerus
Klinik Perubatan Durrani
Klinik Perubatan Hijraa Chendering
Klinik Safwa
Klinik Lee And X-Ray
Klinik Kumpulan Muslimah
Klinik Rafa
Klinik Perubatan Afeeya
Padang Hiliran PPR Hall
Kuala Telemong KK
Kengkawang KK
Kuala Berang KK
Ajil Civic Hall
Seri Langkap KK
Rahmat KK
Sg. Tong KK
Permaisuri KK
Padang Luas KK
Pasir Akar KK
UNI Klinik
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Kelantan Beris Panchor KK
Mahligai KK
Gunong KK
Beris Kubor Besar KK
Bachok KK
Balai KK
Gua Musang KKB
Chiku 3 KK
Kota Bharu KKB
Pengkalan Chepa KK
Wakaf Che Yeh KK
Ketereh KK
Peringak KK
Lundang Paku KK
Perol KK
Penambang KK
Badang KK
Kubang Kerian KK
Kuala Krai KKB
Machang KK
Pasir Mas KKB
Meranti KK
Tendong KK
Selising KK
Tumpat KKB
Wakaf Baru KK
Sungai Pinang KK
Bunchan KK
Pasir Pekan KK
Pengkalan Kubor KK
Jeli KK
Batu Gajah KK
Tanah Merah KK
Kemahang KK
Gual Ipoh KK
Belimbing KK
Bukit Bunga KK
PICKids +
Booster Dose
Aring KK
Jerek KK
Kuala Betis KK
Pos Brooke KK
Jeram Tekoh KK
Rantau Panjang KK
Kangkong KK
Chekok KK
To’uban KK
Kubang Kual KK
Gual Periok KK
Kasar KK
Pangkal Kala KK
Cherang Hangus KK
Pasir Puteh KK
Cherang Ruku KK
Ayer Lanas KK
Kuala Balah KK
PICKids Only
Labuan Darul Kifayah Complex Hall PPV (MAIWP) PICKids +
Booster Dose
Sarawak NO WALK IN AVAILABLE YET
Sabah Klinik Komuniti Taman Pengalat
Klinik Kesihatan Bongawan
Klinik Kesihatan Kinarut
Papar Hospital
Family Care Clinic Sepanggar
Medisinar Klinik & Surgeri, Lintas Square
Permai Bandaran
Permai Polyclinics Sri Kepayan
Skyline Medical Clinic And Surgery
Klinik Taipan
Inanam
Poliklinik UMS
Klinik Kesihatan Luyang
Klinik Kesihatan Inanam
Klinik Kesihatan Telipok
Klinik Kesihatan Menggatal
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Pekan
Klinik Kesihatan Likas
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Jln. Kebajikan
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
Likas Women & Children’s Hospital
Poliklinik Kingfisher
Luyang Multipurpose Hall
ITCC, Penampang
IMAGO
1Borneo
Wisma Merdeka
Tzu Chi Likas
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Sabah Centrepoint
Warisan Square
Klinik Kesihatan Penampang
Teriah KK
Klinik Medisinar Plaza Kivatu
Klinik Kesihatan Putatan
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Beaufort
Beaufort Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Weston
Klinik Kesihatan Kota Klias
Klinik Kesihatan Padas Damit
Klinik Kesihatan Membakut
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Kuala Penyu
Klinik Kesihatan Menumnok
Kerukan KK
Kuala Penyu Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Anak Sipitang
Klinik Kesihatan Sindumin
Sipitang Hospital
Tuaran Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Tamparuli
Klinik Kesihatan Tenghilan
Klinik Kesihatan Kiulu
Klinik Kesihatan Serusop
Klinik Kesihatan Simpangan
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Tuaran
Kota Belud Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Kota Belud
Klinik Kesihatan Jawi-Jawi
Klinik Kesihatan Taginambur
Klinik Kesihatan Rosok
Klinik Kota Belud
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Ranau
Klinik Kesihatan Bundu Tuhan
Klinik Kesihatan Kundasang
Klinik Kesihatan Lohan
Klinik Kesihatan Perancangan
Klinik Kesihatan Kaingaran
Klink Kesihatan Paginatan
Klinik Kesihatan Timbua
Ranau Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Kudat
Klinik Kesihatan Karakit Kudat
Klinik Kesihatan Matunggong Kudat
Klinik Kesihatan Lotong
Klinik Kesihatan Sikuati
Klinik Kesihatan Tinangol
Klinik Kesihatan Narandang
Klinik Kesihatan Indarason
Klinik Kesihatan Suangpai
Kudat Hospital
Kudat District Office
Matunggong District Office
Klinik Kesihatan Langkon
Klinik Kesihatan Tandek
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Kota Marudu
Kota Marudu Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Pantai
Telaga KK
Dandun KK
Pitas Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Pitas
Klinik Kesihatan Bongkol
Klinik Kesihatan Apin Apin
Klinik Kesihatan Bingkor
Klinik Kesihatan Mansiat
Keningau KKIA
Klinik Kesihatan Sook
Klinik Kesihatan Tulid
Keningau Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Melalap
Klinik Kesihatan Kemabong
Klinik Kesihatan Kuala Tomani
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Tenom
Tenom Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Tambunan
Tambunan Hospital
Sunsuron KK
Patau KK
Tamu Pisompuruon Vaccine
Booth, Tambunan
Klinik Kesihatan Nabawan
Tamu Mingguan Vaccine Booth, Tambunan
Sepulot KK
Pagalungan KK
Pensiangan KK
Klinik Kesihatan Semporna
Pulau Bum Bum KK
Polyclinic Permai Semporna
Klinik Warisan
Fook Siew Hall
Tawau Basketball Stadium
Tawau Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Tawau
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Tawau
Klinik Kesihatan Apas Balung
Klinik Kesihatan Felda UMAS
Klinik Kesihatan Merotai
Klinik Kesihatan Kalabakan
Klinik Felda Kalabakan
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu & Anak Kunak 1
Klinik Kesihatan Mesej Pangi
Kunak Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Lahad Datu
Klinik Kesihatan Silabukan
Klinik Kesihatan Tungku
Klinik Kesihatan Felda Sahabat
Klinik Kesihatan Tambisan
Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Belacon
Lahad Datu Hospital
Klinik Elopura
Klinik Kesihatan Sandakan
Klinik Kesihatan Ulu Dusun
Klinik Kesihatan Sungai Manila
Klinik Kesihatan Batu 10
Klinik Kesihatan Karamunting
Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Leila
Klinik Kesihatan Murni
Klinik Kesihatan Gum Gum
Klinik Komuniti Seletar
Klinik Komuniti Labuk
Klinik Komuniti Letat
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak Sandakan
Klinik Desa Bt 7
Duchess of Kent Hospital
IJM Public Vaccination Centre
Beluran KKIA
Kuala Sapi KK
Paitan KK
Sungai Sungai KK
Beluran Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Telupid
Klinik Kesihatan Nangoh
Klinik Kesihatan Sukau
Kuamut KK
Batu Putih KK
Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Garam
Kinabatangan Hospital
Klinik Kesihatan Tongod
Klinik Kesihatan Penangah
Klinik Kesihatan Entilibon
PICKids Only

 

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Malaysia Approves Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine For 5-11 Yo Kids

Malaysia just approved the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine for 5-11 year-old kids!

Here is what you need to know!

 

Malaysia Approves Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine For 5-11 Yo Kids!

On 3 March 2022, the Malaysia Health Ministry (KKM) announced that the 370th Drug Control Authority meeting has agreed to give conditional approval to the Sinovac CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for use in 5-11 year-old children.

The conditional approval is for CoronaVac Suspension for Injection COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) manufactured by both Sinovac Life Sciences Co. Ltd. in China, as well as Pharmaniaga Lifescience Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

This makes the Sinovac CoronaVac the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Malaysia for children 5 to 11 years in age, after the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine on 6 January 2022.

 

Should You Get Sinovac Vaccine For 5-11 Yo Kids?

This conditional approval will be a relief for many parents who have been holding out for an alternative to the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine, and spur vaccination rates.

Back in October 2021, the KKM ran a Phase 3 clinical trial to determine the efficacy of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children 3-11 years in age.

However, the Malaysia Ministry of Health did not reveal what was the efficacy of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for the 5-11 year old age group, or how it performed against the Omicron variant.

We do know that the adult dose was only 50.4% efficacious in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, and that it has zero efficacy against the Omicron variant (see link and table below).

Read more : What HKU Study Revealed About Pfizer / Sinovac vs. Omicron

COVID-19
Variant
Seropositive Rate MN Titer (GMT)
Pfizer Sinovac Pfizer Sinovac
HKU691 Omicron 20% 0% 5.43 Min.
HKU344-R346K
Omicron
24% 0% 6.42 Min.
Delta 100% 68% 124.7 10.3
Beta 100% 0% 25.7 Min.
Alpha 100% 100% 229.4 21.7

It seems unlikely that the same vaccine would impart better efficacy in children, more so against the Delta or Omicron variants.

Until there are good peer-reviewed Phase 3 results of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine for 5-11 year-old children, I believe it is far more prudent to vaccinate our children with the Pfizer COMIRNATY paediatric vaccine.

At least the Pfizer paediatric COVID-19 vaccine has been proven in a Phase 3 trial to be 90.7% efficacious in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections.

I believe KKM will continue to use the superior Pfizer vaccine in the PICKids vaccination program, while allowing hesitant parents to get the Sinovac vaccine for their children through private clinics and hospitals.

This may be the best way forward for everyone.

 

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Did China Use Hot Drinks + Steam To Kill COVID-19?!

The Sun FM video on how China used hot drinks and steam to kill COVID-19 keeps getting shared on WhatsApp.

Find out why it’s so popular, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Sun FM : China Used Hot Drinks + Steam To Kill COVID-19!

In an effort to leverage off the “hot topic” of COVID-19 in the early days, Sun FM – an Indian radio station that is related to Sun TV – created and released a video that went viral.

The video went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp, because Sun FM made a lot of incredible claims :

  1. No one dies of COVID-19 in China
  2. The Chinese don’t seek medical attention even if they get COVID-19
  3. The Chinese controlled COVID-19 by :
    a) drinking hot water 6 times a day
    b) drinking hot milk + tea 4 times a day
    c) inhaling steam as often as possible
  4. By consuming hot drinks and inhaling steam for 4 days, they are cured of COVID-19 on the 5th day.
  5. The PCR test will turn up negative.
  6. Medicine cannot totally cure COVID-19, but the heat can.

They then end the video, asking people to share the video, and telling them “Our interest is your safety”.

 

Truth : China Did NOT Use Hot Drinks + Steam To Kill COVID-19!

The Sun FM video was released sometime in mid-2020, and is complete and utter BULLSHIT.

Nothing in it is remotely true. And they had the gall to claim that their interest is your safety. BULLSHIT!

Fact #1 : Many People Died Of COVID-19 In China!

Back in January 2021, China reported 90,329 cases of COVID-19, of which 4,636 people died.

That is a very high mortality rate of 5.13%! Basically – 1 out of every 20 COVID-19 patients in China died.

Fact #2 : Chinese Hospitals Were Full!

COVID-19 spread so rapidly in China that their hospitals quickly filled up. Pictures and video showed people crowding hospitals, desperate to find help.

China quickly built two makeshift hospitals – Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) and Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain).

So urgent was their need that they built the Huoshenshan Hospital in just 10 days!

Fact #3 : Hot Drinks Won’t Prevent COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a respiratory virus, which means it primarily infects you through your respiratory system, and to a lesser extent – through your eyes.

Therefore, drinking hot water and drinks, even coffee or tea, has absolutely NO EFFECT on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Fact #4 : SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Hang Around For 4 Days

After you inhale the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it will IMMEDIATELY infect and hijack your cells to replicate.

It takes a few days before it infects enough cells, and your body recognises and reacts to the threat, for symptoms to show.

But that doesn’t mean they are on a holiday in your nose, giving you four days to kill them with steam, before finally infecting you!

Fact #5 : Inhaling Steam Is Dangerous + Won’t Kill Virus

Inhaling steam will NOT weaken or kill any virus in your nose. Inhaling hot steam at 60°C to 70°C can cause burn damage to your nose.

In fact, Dr. Satyanarayana Mysore, the HOD of Pulmonology at Manipal Hospitals reported seeing many cases of scalded airways and worsening asthma due to steam inhalation in March, April and May 2020.

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Fact #6 : China Never Used Steaming To Cure COVID-19!

China succeeded in clamping down on the COVID-19 pandemic, by

  • strictly locking down entire towns or cities,
  • mandating physical distancing,
  • strictly require everyone to wear face masks in public,
  • giving healthcare workers N95 face masks and full PPE, and
  • mandating stringent hand hygiene practices.

Not once did the Chinese ever recommend, or even practice, the use of steam inhalation to treat COVID-19.

Fact #7 : Most People Recover From COVID-19

Approximately 80%-90% of people with COVID-19 will recover on their own, as their own immune systems learn to fight back against the virus.

Unless they develop severe COVID-19, there is no need for most people to be hospitalised and/or seek treatment.

That’s why many health authorities now ask people with mild COVID-19 to self-isolate, or stay in quarantine centres.

This is particularly true for countries that have vaccinated many of their people, because the vaccines prevent hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

Fact #8 : We Now Have COVID-19 Vaccines!

I have to point this out, because this viral video is still spreading, and people actually believe Sun FM’s fake video.

We have multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have been proven to protect us against hospitalisation and death.

Fully-vaccinated people generally have mild COVID-19 if they do get infected. So make sure you get vaccinated against COVID-19 ASAP!

 

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Malaysia COVID-19 Test + Isolation Rules : 25 Feb 2022

The Malaysia Ministry of Health just updated its COVID-19 test and isolation rules to combat the Omicron variant surge!

 

New COVID-19 Testing Rules To Fight Omicron Surge In Malaysia!

On 7 February 2022, Malaysia Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced new test rules to combat the Omicron variant surge.

  1. Those who are symptomatic should immediately take a COVID-19 test, whether PCR or RAT.
  2. The test result, whether positive or negative, should be reported in MySejahtera.
  3. If you get a positive result on your rapid antigen test (RAT), there is no need to confirm the diagnosis using PCR. The positive RAT test result is good enough.

On 17 February 2022, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) clarified the testing rules for close contacts :

  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you must finish the full quarantine period.
  • If you test positive, you must follow the COVID-19 positive protocol.

On 25 February 2022, KKM updated testing requirements for individuals with Cat 1 and Cat 2A COVID-19.

 

New Isolation + Hospitalisation Rules To Fight Omicron Surge In Malaysia!

Here are also the new rules on home isolation and hospitalisation for people who test positive for COVID-19, as of 25 February 2022.

First, let me clarify some of the terms for COVID-19 positive individuals :

  • Category 1 : patients who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms)
  • Category 2A : patients who have mild symptoms
  • Category 2B : patients who have moderate symptoms
  • Low Risk : patients who are less than 60 years old, and do not have co-morbidities
  • High Risk : patients who are 60 years and above, or have co-morbidities
Category 2A
(Mild Symptoms)
Category 2B
(Moderate Symptoms)
Sore throat or flu symptoms,
without fever or breathing difficulties
Prolonged fever for 2 days or more,
or developing a new fever
Cough without fever or
breathing difficulties
Breathing difficulty during physical activity
(Exertional dyspnoea)
Loss of taste, but with good appetite Chest pain
Loss of smell Loss of appetite
Diarrhoea 1-2 times in 24 hours Feeling tired during daily activities,
or on waking up from sleep
Vomitting or feeling nauseous Need help to walk
Tired, but can perform daily activities Worsening symptoms (cough, nausea,
vomiting, or persistent diarrhoea)
Muscle ache, but can perform daily tasks Declining mental acuity
Reduced urine output in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 Positive (Cat 1, Cat 2A, Low Risk)

  1. You should NOT go to the CAC (COVID-19 Assessment Centre), unless specifically requested through MySejahtera, SMS or a phone call.
  2. You must isolate at home for 7 days if you do not have symptoms (Cat 1), and are fully-vaccinated.
  3. You must isolate at home for 10 days, if you are symptomatic, or are unvaccinated / not fully-vaccinated.
  4. You must perform self-assessment using the Health Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera app TWICE a day. Updated!
    a) before 12 PM
    b) before 6 PM
  5. You will receive an SMS or a robocall (Automated Voice Recording) in case you forget to perform the self-assessment.

COVID-19 Positive (Cat 2B and above)

  1. You must go to the CAC (COVID-19 Assessment Centre) for assessment, to determine if you need to go to the nearest hospital. Updated!
  2. Those who are not sent to the hospital must isolate at home for 10 days, and perform self-assessment using the Health Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera app. Updated!

Read more : New Quarantine Rules For Close Contact / COVID-19 Positive!

Effective
17 February
Fully Vaccinated
with / without
Booster Dose
Unvaccinated or
Partially Vaccinated
Isolation Period 7 Days 10 Days

COVID-19 Positive High-Risk Group (Cat 1 + Cat 2)

On 17 February 2022, KKM announced that the following patients are considered high-risk, and will be hospitalised even if they are Category 1 or Category 2.

  • Have medical co-morbidities – diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension
  • Diagnosed with other non-contagious disease that are uncontrolled / untreated
  • Caretaker of paediatric or geriatric patient
  • Obstetric cases that require monitoring
  • Admissions through the emergency ward
  • Live in homes that are not conducive for self-quarantine
  • Immunocompromised patients (HIV, undergoing chemotherapy)
  • Children who have :
    a) dehydration
    b) prolonged fever and fatigue
    c) chronic disease
    d) no guardian

Close Contact

  1. If you do not have symptoms, there is no need to go to the CAC, or take a COVID-19 test. You will be given a digital HSO (Home Surveillance Order) to isolate at home.
  2. Adults 18 Years & Above
    a) No quarantine for fully-vaccinated individuals with booster dose, without symptoms on Day 1. But must conduct RTK self-test on Day 1 and Day 3, and if positive – report results in MySejahtera, and follow COVID-19 positive protocol
    b) No quarantine for people who were fully-vaccinated, or recovered from COVID-19 in the last 60 days.
    c) 5 days for fully-vaccinated individuals with booster dose, but symptomatic on Day 1.
    d) 5 days for fully-vaccinated individuals without booster dose
    e) 7 days for unvaccinated / not fully-vaccinated individuals
  3. If you have symptoms, you must immediately self test for COVID-19.
    a) the test result must be reported in the MySejahtera app.
    b) you must conduct daily self-assessment using the Health Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera app.
    c) if test is positive, you must follow COVID-19 positive protocol. See above.
    d) if test is negative, you must finish the full quarantine period

Read more : New Quarantine Rules For Close Contact / COVID-19 Positive!

Effective
1 March 2022
On Day 1 Quarantine
Period
Testing
Fully-Vaccinated
+ Booster Dose
No symptoms None RTK-Ag self-test
on Day 1 + 3
Symptomatic 5 Days RTK-Ag self-test
if symptomatic
Recovered in last 60 days None
Fully Vaccinated Asymptomatic / Symptomatic 5 Days *
Recovered in last 60 days None
Incomplete or
No
Vaccination
Asymptomatic / Symptomatic 7 Days *

* No test is required to be released from quarantine, if not symptomatic. However, you must complete the full quarantine period.

 

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Study Shows 10X Ivermectin Can’t Prevent Severe COVID-19!

The I-TECH study that was just published in JAMA showed that high-dose ivermectin cannot prevent patients from developing severe COVID-19!

Take a look at the peer-reviewed study, and find out why ivermectin really is useless against COVID-19.

 

I-TECH Study of 10X Ivermectin Dose to Prevent Severe COVID-19

Ivermectin proponents like the FLCCC have claimed that ivermectin works best as a prophylaxis or in early cases of COVID-19, preventing people from getting severe COVID-19.

Ivermectin’s efficacy as a prophylaxis was already dealt a fatal blow, when the FLCCC’s cheerleader himself – Dr. Pierre Kory and his daughter got sick from COVID-19 despite being on the I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol.

Keep in mind that the FLCCC only advocates taking one ivermectin tablet a week, which doubled after it failed to protect Dr. Kory from COVID-19.

Read more : Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!

The I-TECH (Ivermectin Treatment Efficacy in COVID-19 High-Risk Patients) Study aimed to address the other question – can ivermectin prevent COVID-19 patients from developing severe disease?

Registered in the Clinical Trials database as NCT04920942, it was a multi-centre open-label randomised controlled trial of 490 patients using 5X the dose of ivermectin recommended by the FLCCC.

  • patients who were 50 years and above, with co-morbidities were selected because they are most likely to develop severe COVID-19
  • patients had to be hospitalised, with Stage 2 / 3 (mild to moderate) COVID-19
  • patients were randomised at a 1:1 ratio to :
    a) IVM group receiving ivermectin + standard of care
    b) SOC group receiving only standard of care
  • IVM group patients received 2X the standard dose of ivermectin (0.4 mg/kg/day) for 5 days – 5X higher than recommended by the FLCCC

Read more : I-TECH Study : Does Ivermectin Work Against COVID-19?

 

I-TECH Study : 10X Ivermectin Can’t Prevent Severe Covid-19!

After follow-up ended on 25 October 2021, the team released a preliminary report in November 2021, before it was peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 18 February 2022.

I read through the I-TECH paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, and summarised their key findings in the tables below.

No Significant Difference In Clinical Outcomes

There was little difference between the two groups. In other words – ivermectin offered no clinical benefit to those who took it, even at 2X the usual dose.

Keep in mind that even COVID-19 vaccines have to show a minimum of 50% efficacy. That minimum level of efficacy was not demonstrated in the I-TECH trial, even at 5X the dose recommended by the FLCCC.

Outcomes Ivermectin Standard
of Care
Significance
(p <0.05)
Progress to severe COVID-19 21.6% 17.3% 0.25, not significant
Time to severe COVID-19 (mean) 3.2 days 2.9 days 0.51, not significant
Patients requiring ventilation 1.7% 4.0% 0.17, not significant
Patients admitted to ICU 2.5% 3.2% 0.79, not significant
In-hospital mortality 1.2% 4.0% 0.09, not significant
Length of hospital stay (mean) 7.7 days 7.3 days 0.38, not significant
Total symptom resolution (day 5) 51.3% 53.0% 0.72, not significant
Normal chest radiography (day 5) 25.6% 24.9% 0.92, not significant

Ivermectin proponents are pointing out that more people died in the control group than with ivermectin. However, the truth is that 4 deaths in the control group were from nosocomial sepsis, not COVID-19.

If we adjust for that, this is what the true comparison of COVID-19 mortality would be like  – even less significant.

Outcomes Ivermectin Standard
of Care
In-hospital mortality 1.2% 2.4%

Ivermectin proponents are also complaining that the study did not properly match the two groups, while ignoring the inconvenient fact that the ivermectin group has almost twice as many people who were fully-vaccinated than the control group.

That alone would have greatly improved the ivermectin group’s chances of warding off serious COVID-19, and death. And yet, the ivermectin group did not show any significant advantage over the control group.

In fact, if the study authors perform a sub-group analysis with equal number of fully-vaccinated individuals, it’s likely that the mortality rate will be similar.

Significantly More Side Effects

The study also revealed that the ivermectin group suffered significantly more non-serious side effects, particularly diarrhoea.

The ivermectin group also experienced significantly more serious side effects :

  • 4.3X more serious side effects reported
  • 3.1X more Grade 3 side effects than the standard of care group
  • 5.3X more Grade 4 side effects than the standard of care group

Two patients who received ivermectin, for example, suffered heart attacks during the short trial period.

Side Effects Ivermectin Standard
of Care
Difference
Non-Serious Side Effects 15.8% 4.8% + 3.3X
Serious Side Effects
– Myocardial infarction
– Arterial injury
– Severe Anaemia
– Hypovolemic Shock
1.7%
0.83%

0.41%
0.41%
0.4%

0.4%

+ 4.3X



CTCAE Grade 1 9.5% 2.8% + 4X
CTCAE Grade 2 3.3% 1.2% + 2.8X
CTCAE Grade 3 2.5% 0.8% + 3.1X
CTCAE Grade 4 2.1% 0.4% + 5.3X

 

Summary : 10X Ivermectin Does Not Prevent Severe COVID-19

I should also point out that I-TECH was an OPEN LABEL trial, which means participants are aware and consent to receiving ivermectin.

That alone would skew the results in favour of the ivermectin group, as participants would benefit from the placebo effect.

Yet the results show that ivermectin did not prevent those who received it from progressing to severe COVID-19, despite taking 5X the dose recommended by the FLCCC, and 10X the standard dose.

On the other hand, 1 in 59 patients who took ivermectin for just 5 days reported serious side effects.

Based on the I-TECH trial results, there can be no doubt – ivermectin cannot protect patients from developing severe COVID-19, even at 10X the standard dose.

So ask yourself – how then can ivermectin work at 2X the dose once a week, as recommended by proponents like the FLCCC?

 

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More Than 50K Children Contracted COVID-19 In 2022!

More than 50,000 children under 12 in Malaysia contracted COVID-19 in the first 7 weeks of 2022! Here is what you must know!

 

More Than 50K Children Contracted COVID-19 In 2022!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) recently revealed that 50,826 children under 12 contracted COVID-19 in the first 7 weeks of 2022 – from 1 January until 17 February!

Fortunately, the majority of cases were mild to moderate (Categories 1 and 2), but because of the huge number of infections, many of them needed to be hospitalised, with some requiring ICU care and even ventilation.

Severity Cases Percentage
Category 1 15,817 31.12%
Category 2 34,857 68.58%
Category 3 120 0.24%
Category 4 28 0.006%
Category 5 4 0.001%
TOTAL 50,826 100%

What’s really worrying is as the case numbers rapidly increase, more children now have to be hospitalised.

This chart shared by KKM shows the number of hospital beds used by children with different COVID-19 categories.

The vast majority are, naturally, used by children with COVID-19 Category 3, 4 and 5.

 

Some Children Who Contracted COVID-19 Will Develop MIS-C

As past 2021 data had already shown, some of these children who contracted COVID-19 will develop MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children).

While it is not common, MIS-C is a serious consequence of COVID-19 infection, in which multiple organs in the child becomes inflamed – heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, eyes, and the gastrointestinal organs.

Back in 2020-2021 when paediatric cases of COVID-19 were lower than it is today, 174 children with COVID-19 developed MIS-C in Malaysia.

The majority of children developing MIS-C from COVID-19 required PICU care, and despite getting that, seven (4%) of them died.

Shockingly, all of the affected children had left ventricle dysfunction, with 68% developing shock and almost 29% developing cardiac failure requiring VA ECMO – a heart-lung machine.

Read more : 174 Children With COVID-19 Suffered From MIS-C in Malaysia!

Here is the breakdown of symptoms seen in children who developed MIS-C after contracting COVID-19.

MIS-C Conditions /
Treatment Required
Percentage
Affected
Fever > 4 days + Asthenia * 100%
Left ventricle dysfunction
– Shock
– VA ECMO
– Coronary dilatation
– Pericarditis
100%
68%
28.6%
17%
8%
Bulbar conjunctivitis 89%
Digestive Involvement
– Nausea, diarrhoea
– Exploratory laparascopy
83%
83%
5.7%
Cervical + mesenteric
lymphadenopathies
60%
Skin rash 57%
Red and cracked lips 54%
Neurological signs 31%
Respiratory signs 34%

* Asthenia = generalised physical weakness or lack of energy

Although KKM did not reveal data on long COVID, that is also another risk factor for any child who contracts COVID-19.

Both MIS-C and long COVID do not only have long-term consequences for the affected child, their parents and siblings will suffer as well.

Hence, it is important that we protect our children by vaccinating them against COVID-19.

The approved Pfizer paediatric vaccine for COVID-19 is 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children 5-11 years in age, while the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents and adults are 95% effective against COVID-19.

Even after they are fully-vaccinated, we must teach our kids to continue with COVID-19 preventive measures like wearing face masks + face shield, as well as maintaining social distance and hand hygiene.

Read more : What To Do Before, During, After COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids!

 

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Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : Does It Work?

Elbow pit slapping has been recommended for treating and preventing heart attack for many years now, but does it really work?

 

Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : What Is It?

The elbow pit slapping method is based on traditional Chinese medicine belief that there are three acupressure (meridian) points around the left arm, that affects the heart and lungs.

The idea is that slapping the left elbow pit, until it turns red, will restore qi (energy) and blood circulation to the heart and lungs.

It also claims that slapping the left elbow pit on a daily basis can prevent heart disease, and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

 

Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : The Evidence?

People are sharing this message together with a video showing a man who apparently had a heart attack while watching a movie in a cinema.

It’s a long message, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.

A sudden heart attack in a Singapore theater. The Singapore doctor & helpers slapped their hands on the patient’s arms and he recovered after about 2 minutes.

This video gives you advice on emergency situations to pay attention to heart patients and how to deal with a heart attack that usually happens suddenly.

A Chinese sinseh (traditional doctor) can be seen in the video reviving the man by slapping his elbow pit for 2 minutes.

The video is being shared as evidence that the elbow pit slapping method really works in reviving patients suffering from a heart attack.

 

Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : The Truth

Fact #1 : Slapping The Elbow Pit Does Not Help Treat / Prevent Heart Attack

The truth is slapping the elbow pit will not revive someone with a heart attack. Neither can slapping your elbow pit on a daily basis help prevent heart disease, or a heart attack.

There is simply no scientific basis, never mind actual fact, behind such claims. It is DANGEROUS to teach people to do this.

People who use this method, instead of calling for medical assistance, will likely cause more harm, even death.

Do NOT play TCM doctor! If you encounter someone suffering from a heart attack, you should quickly call for an ambulance, and perform CPR!

Fact #2 : It Has Been Debunked By Taiwanese Doctors

As our fact check video shows, the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare asked doctors to publicly debunk this elbow pit slapping method.

They pointed out that believing such fake stories could result in poor outcomes for the victims, because proper treatment would likely be delayed.

Fact #3 : It Does Not Appear To Have Happened In Singapore

The incident in the viral video very likely did not happen in Singapore.

A careful listening of the voices will reveal that they are speaking Mandarin with a Chinese accent. So the video was most likely recorded in China.

Fact #4 : It Appears To Be A TCM Seminar

A careful examination of the video will show that while they appear to be in a mini theatre, they don’t appear to be watching a movie.

A purple podium with Chinese characters can be seen on the left side of the screen, and the staff appears to be wearing purple uniforms – one is even wearing an orange sash.

It is likely that this may be some kind of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) seminar being held in a cinema.

Fact #5 : The Man Doesn’t Look Like He Had A Heart Attack

The man did not appear to be suffering from a heart attack. Instead of clutching his chest in pain and breaking out in cold sweat, he was just unconscious.

And when they revived him, he appeared disorientated, shook his head and got up several times. He also appeared to be breathing normally.

 

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Malaysia HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate!

Healthcare workers in Malaysia will no longer be required to isolate themselves on being identified as close contacts!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Malaysia HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate!

On 17 February 2022, Malaysia Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin announced a change in the Close Contact policy for healthcare workers in Malaysia.

Due to the Omicron surge occurring now, many people are being identified as a close contact of COVID-19 patients every day. This causes huge disruptions to the economy and management of human resources.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health has now issued a circular, introducing a new protocol for healthcare workers.

Healthcare workers in Malaysia will no longer be required to isolate once they are identified as a close contact, if they are not symptomatic. Instead, they will undergo COVID-19 tests on certain days.

This new protocol will apply to healthcare workers in both public and private sectors. If it works well, it may eventually be implemented for everyone else in Malaysia.

 

Why Are HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate?

The current self-quarantine period for fully-vaccinated healthcare workers are 5-7 days, depending on whether they received their booster dose.

As it is very easy to become a close contact during this Omicron wave, too many healthcare workers will end up in isolation and detrimentally affect the healthcare system’s ability to handle the surge of patients.

The new protocol will ensure that healthcare workers are not unnecessarily stuck in self-isolation, simply because they come into close contact with a COVID-19 patient.

For those on the frontline – that is literally what they do every day – come into close contact with COVID-19 patients that they treat.

Read more : New Quarantine Rules For Close Contact / COVID-19 Positive!

 

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Did Doctors In China Kill COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water?

Did doctors in China kill the COVID-19 virus using warm or salt water?

Take a look at the viral message, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Doctors In China Killed COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp, claiming that doctors in China killed the COVID-19 virus using warm or salt water.

It’s a long post, so feel free to just skip to the next section for the facts!

GREAT NEWS

📌 Doctors in the General Hospital in China confirmed that COVID-19
(Corona virus) can be killed :

這 是 100 % 準確 的 信息 ,
This information is 100% accurate

對於 每個 人 都 非常 有效。
Very effective for everyone

為什麼 中國 大陸 過去 幾天 大大 減少 了 感染 人數
China has significantly reduced the number of infections in the past few days.

除了 戴 口罩 勤 洗手 外 ,
Besides wearing masks and washing hands

他們 只是 簡單 地 每天 漱口 3 次 鹽水
They also gargle salt water 3 times a day

 

Truth : Doctors In China Did Not Kill COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS about using warm water / salt water to cure COVID-19.

Fact #1 : Warm / Salt Water Cannot Cure COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 cannot be destroyed by warm water or salt water.

Therefore, drinking or gargling with warm water or salt water cannot cure or prevent COVID-19.

Fact #2 : No Hospital In China Has Advocated Warm / Salt Water

There is NO hospital in China that advocates drinking or gargling with warm water or salt water to cure or prevent COVID-19. This is complete nonsense.

Fact #3 : COVID-19 Virus Infects In Multiple Ways

The SARS-CoV-2 virus infects people through three principle ways :

  • inhalation of respiratory droplets and aerosol particles,
  • deposition of respiratory droplets and aerosol particles on exposed mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, or eye, and
  • touching mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eye, with contaminated hands

Gargling or drinking warm or salt water cannot prevent infection through inhalation or deposition of respiratory droplets and aerosols.

Neither can it prevent infection through the touching of your mouth, nose or eye with contaminated hands.

Fact #4 : Salt Water Does Not Reduce Viral Load

An October 2021 study by Tiong et. al in Malaysia actually looked at the effectiveness of salt water gargle in directly destroying SARS-CoV-2.

The study found that salt water “did not show any reduction in viral load“, compared to commercial mouthwashes.

Gargle Log10 Reduction In Viral Titres
Clean Condition Dirty Condition
Colgate Plax 5.0 5.0
Bactidol 5.0 5.0
Oradex 4.0 4.0
Thymol Mouthwash 0.5 0.5
Salt Water 0.0 0.0

Fact #5 : Warm Water Does Not Kill SARS-CoV-2

Studies have shown that it takes between 2.5 and 5 minutes to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 with a temperature of 70°C (158°F).

That’s scalding hot, certainly much hotter than human beings can drink. Sure, you sip water at that temperature, but it will cool off in your mouth and will not maintain the necessarily high temperature of 70°C (158°F) by the time it reaches your throat.

Even if you are crazy enough to try gargling or drinking hot water at 70°C (158°F) or higher, you will need to continuously do it for 2.5 to 5 minutes. Please do NOT try it, as it will scald and injure your mouth and throat.

In other words, the warm water that the fake message advocates will most definitely NOT kill the COVID-19 virus.

Read more : Can German Abmonak Gargle Solution Prevent COVID-19?

Fact #6 : SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Stay In Throat For 4 Days

The COVID-19 coronavirus infects you when you breathe in the viral particles, but your throat is NOT a filter for your respiratory system.

These viral particles or virion will NOT stop by the throat for a 4-day holiday before heading to your lungs.

So trying to “flush it down” or “flush it out by gargling” with warm water or salt water is NOT going to work.

Don’t waste your time gargling or drinking warm / salt water. Protect yourself by getting vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris from Ichilov Hospital just admit that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Ichilov Hospital director, Professor Yaakov Jerris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe illness from COVID-19.

Are Israeli hospitals really overburdened with COVID patients who haven’t been vaccinated? The situation, according to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, is radically different. According to the professor, COVID vaccines cannot protect us from severe illness as we are being told.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also highlighted some of the ambiguity in case reporting. He addressed ministers at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Prof Yaakov Jerris Did Not Say Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

This appears to be a “variant” of the earlier misinformation being shared on anti-vaccination and conspiracy website.

Just like the earlier version, this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

There is no Professor Yaakov Jerris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name was likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

His actual name is Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), and he is the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He was saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He was not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral news report called him Professor Yaakov Jerris, and the quotes attributed to him are grammatically odd.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #3), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases are vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : He Never Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID-19

A bad translation is one thing, but this new fake news “variant” claims that Professor Giris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease.

That’s not what he said. He is quoted to have said, “the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness“.

You don’t have to be a linguist to know that there is a big difference between “no significance regarding severe illness”, and not being able to prevent severe illness.

And in the video, he actually said that the vaccine had no significance, because the patients that came in were already severely sick with other diseases. See Fact #3.

Fact #7 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • In a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • In a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #8 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #10 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have already proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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Are Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris just admit that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Professor Yaakov Jerris, an Ichilov Hospital director, admitted that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated.

Are Israeli hospitals really overloaded with unvaccinated COVID patients? According to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, the situation is completely opposite.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also revealed some of the confusion in reporting cases. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, he told ministers, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Truth : Fully Vaccinated In Israel Not At Most Risk Of Severe COVID-19!

I can now confirm that this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

The Ichilov Hospital director mentioned in the news report was extremely hard to track down, because he was wrongly named.

There is no Yaakov Jerris or Yaakov Jeris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name is most likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

However, I managed to track him down as Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He is saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He is not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

What he said earlier matches what he said in his Channel 13 news interview.

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral “news report” called Professor Giris “Yaakov Jerris” or “Yaakov Jeris“, and the quotes attributed to him were peculiar grammatically.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #4), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases were vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • in a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • in a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #7 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #8 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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PICKids : How To Select PPV To Vaccinate Your Children!

Find out how to select the PPV and time slot to vaccinate your 5-11 year-old children under the PICKids COVID-19 vaccination programme!

 

You Can Now Select PPV To Vaccinate Your Children!

You can now select the most convenient PPV (COVID-19 vaccination centre) to vaccinate your 5-11 year-old children!

This option is currently limited to the Klang Valley, and these are the available PPVs you can select from.

Mega PPVs : Starting 3 February 2022

  • World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL)
  • Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil
  • Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam

Offsite + Outreach PPVs : Starting 5 February 2022

  • Dahlia Medical Group Offsite PPV
  • Zain Azrai (Bukit Idaman) Offsite PPV
  • Sg. Choh Community Hall PPV
  • Dahlia Medical Group Taman Bidara Offsite PPV
  • Wyndham Hotel Klang (George Clinic) Offsite PPV
  • Klang Parade Offsite PPV
  • Mutiara Subang (Klinik Siti) Offsite PPV
  • Poliklinik Prima Offsite PPV
  • IOI City Tower 1 Offsite PPV
  • International Youth Center PPV
  • Paradigm Mall Offsite PPV
  • Bandar Utama Centrepoint PPV
  • Subang Parade PPV
  • MDKS Saujana Utama Hall (George Clinic) Offsite PPV
  • Da Men Mall Offsite PPV
  • SS15 Subang Jaya Multipurpose Hall PPV
  • Grand Season Hotel (George Clinic) Offsite PPV
  • Seri Bernam Hall (MIOSH) Offsite PPV
  • Ampang Mewah Public Hall PPV
  • Seroja Multipurpose Hall, Putra Perdana, Offsite PPV
  • Kota Damansara Multipurpose Hall (George Clinic) Offsite PPV
  • Port Klang Authority (IHeal Medical Centre) Offsite PPV
  • AEON Mall Bukit Raja (Poliklinik Perdana) Offsite PPV
  • Emporis Primer Cherang Clinic Kota Damansara Offsite PPV (24 hours)
  • Mines 2 Convention Centre (IHeal Medical Centre) Outreach PPV

 

PICKids : How To Select PPV To Vaccinate Your Children!

Before you follow these steps, please make sure that you have already registered your 5-11 year-old children for their COVID-19 vaccination.

Here is the official PICKids video guide by the Malaysia Ministry of Health. Scroll down for our step-by-step guide.

Step 1 : Update MySejahtera to version 1.1.6 or later.

Step 2 : Open MySejahtera, and tap Close on the default Check-in screen.

Step 3 : Tap on the COVID-19 Vaccination option.

Step 4 : In the Vaccination screen, tap on Vaccine for [your Dependent’s name]

Step 5 : In your child’s Vaccination screen, tap on Click here to book your dependent’s appointment.

If you do not see it yet, don’t worry. They are opening up bookings in stages. Just wait until the link appears.

Step 6 : Select the vaccine type – Pfizer (Children), and tap OK.

Step 7 : Enter your postcode or preferred PPV name and tap on the Search button.

Step 8 : Select the nearest or most convenient PPV and your preferred time slot, and tap Confirm. You will now be taken to the Appointment Confirmed! page.

Read more : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids : What You Need To Know!

Step 9 : Go back to your child’s vaccination status page, and you should now see the appointment set for the PPV and time slot of your choice. Tap on Click here to submit your dependent’s digital consent.

Step 10 : Go through the digital consent form, and select any medical history pertinent to your child.

Step 11 : Make sure you tick the checkbox for I hereby declare that I agree to receive the COVID-19 Vaccination Injection

Step 12 : Check to make sure the information is correct, and tap Confirm.

That’s it! The COVID-19 vaccination appointment for your 5-11 year-old child has now been confirmed.

If you made any mistake, you can tap on Click here to cancel your dependent appointment. You can then reschedule your child’s vaccination appointment.

Read more : What To Do Before, During, After COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids!

 

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Fact Check : Did Louie Anderson Die From Booster Dose?!

Did comedian and actor Louie Anderson die from his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose?

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Louie Anderson Died From COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose!

Antivaxxers are suggesting that comedian and actor Louie Anderson died from heart complications brought on by his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose!

Louie Anderson was a passenger on my cousin’s flight 2 days ago.. He was flying to appear on Conan.. He was an extremely friendly man and spoke with her most of the flight… 

They talked about his cancer and shared with her how he’s been in remission 5 years now.. half way through the flight he started complaining about his heart.. he was swearing and pale and the staff became very worried.. he received medical treatment shortly after he landed..

He also spoke about the vaccine and how Mr. Anderson received his 3 vaccine a few weeks ago.

To make that claim more credible, they often include a link to an article about Louie Anderson’s death.

 

Truth : Louie Anderson Died From Cancer, Not Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers to scare people from protecting themselves with the COVID-19 vaccines.

Like Betty White, Bob Saget and Meat Loaf, there is NO EVIDENCE that Louie Anderson died from the COVID-19 booster dose, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Louie Anderson Died From COVID-19 Vaccine

While antivaxxers are suggesting that Louie Anderson died from the COVID-19 vaccine, they offer absolutely NO EVIDENCE for their claim.

The articles they shared as “evidence” do not mention that Louie died from the booster dose. They only added those article links to mislead you into thinking that they are evidence that he died from the booster dose.

After all, most people don’t bother to click on the links to actually read the articles. That’s the same reason some people believe that Meat LoafBob Saget and Betty White died from their COVID-19 booster shots…

Read more : Did Meat Loaf Die From Booster Dose?!

Fact #2 : Louie Anderson Died From Cancer Complications

The truth is – Louie Anderson died from complications related to his cancer on Friday, 21 January 2022.

This was confirmed by his longtime publicist, Glenn Schwartz, who told reporters that Anderson died died to complications of diffuse large B cell lymphoma.

He did not die from COVID-19, or the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

Fact #3 : His Publicist Refuted The Claim

When Politifact asked his publicist, Glenn Schwartz, about this claim, he replied – “Not true“.

Fact #4 : Louie Anderson Was Hospitalised For 4 Days

Louie Anderson was hospitalised in Las Vegas from 18 January until he died on 21 January 2022.

So the story most definitely lied about Louie Anderson flying to tape a show with Conan two days ago.

Hours before he died, fellow comedian Pauly Shore visited him to say his goodbyes :

Fact #5 : Conan Ended In June 2021!

Conan O’Brien ended his eponymous late night show on 24 June 2021, after 28 years on the air.

The US FDA only authorised the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster dose for immunocompromised people like Louie Anderson on 12 August 2021.

Therefore, it was not possible for Anderson to receive a booster dose a few weeks before flying to tape the Conan show.

Fact #6 : Anderson Last Appeared On Conan In March 2021

Louie Anderson last appeared on Conan on 16 March 2021, but that was a remote appearance from Henderson, Nevada.

That was more than 6 months before the US FDA authorised the first booster dose on 22 September 2021.

So Anderson could not possibly have received a booster dose before doing a remote show on Conan.

In fact, in that show, he told Conan that he just received his second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, joking about it.

Conan : You got vaccinated?

Anderson : I just got my second shot and, God, just right after I got it, maybe an hour, I started getting nauseated, I was feeling sick, I called the doctor going, ‘Can it happen that fast?’ and then I went, ‘Oh, wait — I did stop and get White Castle on the way home.’

Fact #7 : Anderson Had A Heart Problem

In addition to battling diffuse large B cell lymphoma, Louie Anderson also had an unspecified heart problem.

In 2003, he was hospitalised and underwent two procedures to correct that heart problem – allegedly a double-bypass surgery.

Therefore, it would ridiculous to pin any heart problems on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #8 : COVID-19 Booster Dose Proven Safe + Effective

The COVID-19 booster dose is nothing more than a third dose of existing COVID-19 vaccines – all of which have undergone not only massive clinical trials, but also post-approval monitoring.

They have been proven to be safe and effective time and time again, and the booster dose is no different.

It is unknown if Anderson actually received a booster dose, but he had already had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine without any adverse effect.

Therefore, it is highly unlikely that he would suddenly suffer an adverse effect from a booster dose.

This is yet another example of fake news by antivaxxers, to mislead you on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Just look at how antivaxxers claimed that Betty White died from the booster dose, only for her death certificate to reveal that she died from a stroke!

Did they apologise? Correct themselves? Nope. They just moved on to the next celebrity death.

Please SHARE this fact check with your family and friends, and protect yourself and your family by vaccinating against COVID-19!

 

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Malaysia’s Plan To Fight Omicron Surge Revealed!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health just unveiled their plans to combat the Omicron surge!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Why Malaysia Will Get Hit By An Omicron Surge

The Omicron variant is so highly transmissible that it has out-competed and replaced the Delta variant in many countries.

As of 14 January 2022, Malaysia has confirmed 253 cases of the Omicron variant, with 17 local cases and 236 imported cases.

While it is still under control here in Malaysia, it seems inevitable that we will get hit by an Omicron surge as well.

According to the Malaysia National Institutes of Health (NIH), the SEIR (Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Removed) model showed that :

  • If R0 reaches 1.2, Malaysia can expect 10,000 new cases per day
  • If R0 reaches 1.6, Malaysia can expect 30,000 new cases per day

As of 26 January 2022, Malaysia has an R0 of 1.09, and that is expected to increase.

While the Omicron variant is less life-threatening than the Delta variant, such large numbers of cases can overwhelm the healthcare system in Malaysia.

 

Malaysia’s Plan To Fight Omicron Surge Revealed!

On 26 January 2022, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) unveiled their plans to combat the expected Omicron surge.

  1. Use district hospitals as hybrid hospitals to treat Category 1 and Category 2 patients that require hospitalisation.
  2. Only Category 4 and Category 5 patients will be referred to specialist hospitals and state hospitals.
  3. COVID-19 patients who are stable and can be monitored at home are advised to remain at home, and be assessed by the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) until the end of their isolation period.
  4. Recommend the use of antivirals at the CAC and PKRC (COVID-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centres).
  5. Encourage Malaysian residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, and continue complying with the SOP and the new normal.
  6. All states are encouraged to discuss and obtain assistance from their respective State Disaster Committee for logistics and other issues.

These measures should reduce the impact of an Omicron surge, and prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

 

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Did Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose?

Did a medical specialist called Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj die from the COVID-19 booster dose he received just 5 days ago?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Died From COVID-19 Booster Dose!

Antivaxxers have been sharing the obituary of Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj on Facebook and WhatsApp, claiming that he died from cardiac arrest after taking the COVID-19 booster dose.

Dr. Rohan took his booster shot and after 5 days had a cardiac arrest. His heart attack was a surprise to his family as there are 6 doctors in the family. He was a specialist and 36 years old.

DOCTOR DIED, 5 DAYS AFTER BOOSTER DOSE. F##K THE VACCINE. I DON’T TRUST THE VACCINE.

WHAT HAS THE HEALTH MINISTER AND THE GOVT GOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS?

SO MANY OF MY FRIEND DIED BECAUSE OF THE VACCINE. SOME SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK.

THE VACCINE IS BULLSHIT. IT’S A BLOODY KILLER. PEOPLE WAKE UP BEFORE THE VACCINE KILL YOU, NOT COVID 19.

 

Truth : Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Did NOT Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, to scare people into not protecting themselves against COVID-19.

I cannot express how angry I am at these antivaxxers who stoop so low as to create fake news about someone who just died. They have no shame.

My deepest condolences to Dr. Rohan’s family, for their loss and this unwarranted abuse of his memory.

Fact #1 : Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Had His Booster Dose Months Ago

As a medical professional and healthcare worker, Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj would have received his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose months ago, not 5 days ago.

Malaysia first approved the Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine as a booster dose back in October 2021, and started giving it to frontliners and vulnerable people.

Dr. Rohan would have received his Pfizer booster dose in October or November 2021, together with other healthcare professionals.

After all, the Malaysia Health Ministry (KKM) opened up booster dose vaccinations to all adults by 24 November, and made it mandatory for vulnerable individuals to get a booster dose on 16 December 2021.

He certainly did NOT get his booster dose just 5 days ago.

Read more : COVID-19 Booster Dose Policy For Malaysia

Fact #2 : One Of The Fake News Creators Apologised

The earliest example of this fake news can be traced to a Mr. K, who has since apologised for his post on Facebook.

Please don’t be like Mr. K. Stop creating and/or sharing fake news!

I would like to unconditionally apologize for my posting on Dr Rohan just now ,I was informed it was not true, as the late Dr Rohan received his booster shot 3-4 months ago .I am sincerely sorry and for those who have shared the posting kindly remove it and inform your friends to not share the same.

Fact #3 : Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Was A Post-Grad Student

The fake news creators are not aware of how much time and effort it takes for doctors to study and become specialists.

Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj was a third year MMed (Neurosurgery) post-graduate student at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

He was not yet a specialist, even though he had already spent years studying and training to be one.

Fact #4 : Cardiac Arrest Is Not Heart Attack

The fake news creators are confusing cardiac arrest with heart attack. They are two completely different heart problems.

Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction of the heart, that causes an irregular heartbeat or even stops the heart from pumping completely. Victims will immediately collapse unconscious, and may not breathe or have a pulse.

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is caused by a sudden loss of circulation to the heart. The heart doesn’t stop beating, but its muscles will slowly die from the lack of oxygen.

Fact #5 : Cardiac Arrest + Heart Attack Are Not Myocarditis

To be clear – both cardiac arrest and heart attack are not related to myocarditis – a rare but known side effect of COVID-19 vaccines based on mRNA technology.

Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart muscle, with victims complaining of chest pain, shortness of breath or feelings of a pounding / fast-beating heart.

Vaccine myocarditis is mainly a risk factor for young men below the age of 30. It also occurs soon after vaccination, not months later.

Fact #6 : Much Higher Risk Of Myocarditis From COVID-19!

Just in case you are worried about the risk of myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines, you should know that you can get myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection too.

In fact, the risk of getting myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection is MUCH HIGHER than the risk of getting myocarditis from a COVID-19 vaccine.

Using data from the new SAFECOVAC study, here is the extrapolated risk of myocarditis for people who were vaccinated three times (including booster dose) versus a COVID-19 infection.

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

It is very clear that the risk of myocarditis is GREATEST with a single COVID-19 infection, than it is with THREE doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines.

So please protect yourself against myocarditis, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19. Get vaccinated!

 

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SAFECOVAC: Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

The new SAFECOVAC study showed that there is less than one in a million risk of getting myocarditis from any of COVID-19 vaccine used in Malaysia!

Take a look at the results for yourself!

 

SAFECOVAC : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Study In Malaysia

SAFECOVAC is a vaccine safety study (NMRR-21-822-59745) conducted by the Institute for Clinical Research (ICR) under the National Institutes of Health, Malaysia.

The study reviewed data from 433,674 hospital admissions from 216 public and private hospitals between February and September 2021, and found that :

  • a total of 25 myocarditis events were observed within 21 days of COVID-19 vaccination
  • 14 myocarditis events were related to the Pfizer COMIRNARTY vaccine
  • 9 myocarditis events were related to the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine
  • 2 myocarditis events were related to the AstraZeneca vaccine

Let me break down the data they just shared, and tell you what they really mean!

 

Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Is Less Than 1 In Million!

On 16 January 2022, the Malaysia Ministry of Health shared some preliminary data from the SAFECOVAC study, which I summarised in this table :

Age Groups Myocarditis Events
(Per Million Doses)
Pfizer AstraZeneca Sinovac
Overall 0.9 0.7 0.5
Over 30 Years 1.0 NA 0.6
30 Years + Younger 0.87 NA 0.49

In other words, the risk of getting vaccine-induced myocarditis is only :

  • Pfizer : 1 in every 1.11 million doses
  • AstraZeneca : 1 in every 1.43 million doses
  • Sinovac : 1 in every 2 million doses

As you can tell, that is not only a very low risk. But what you may not know is how it compares to the risk of getting myocarditis from a COVID-19 infections.

So let’s take the SAFECOVAC data, and extrapolate the risk of myocarditis from people who were vaccinated three times (including booster dose) versus a COVID-19 infection.

Look at the results! If you are worried about myocarditis, you should definitely want to AVOID getting infected with COVID-19.

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

No matter how you slice and dice the results, it is very clear that the risk of myocarditis is GREATEST with a single COVID-19 infection, than it is with THREE doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines.

So please protect yourself against myocarditis, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19. Get vaccinated!

 

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Malaysia Sets Price Limits For Sinovac + Sinopharm Vaccines!

The government of Malaysia just set price limits for the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Sinovac + Sinopharm Price Complaints : What’s Going On?

For some time now, people have been complaining about the prices of the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, which ranged from RM95 to RM190 per dose.

Some even claimed that the Malaysian government used taxpayer’s money to purchase the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, and questioned why they had to pay through the nose for them.

It should be pointed out that the Malaysian government offers FREE COVID-19 vaccination under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (PICK).

They are only offering the public the option to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine of their choice at private hospitals and clinics.

 

Malaysia Sets Price Limits For Sinovac + Sinopharm Vaccines!

After complaints of excessively high prices for Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, the government of Malaysia looked into the issue.

In a 13 January 2022 announcement, they agreed that the prices of COVID-19 vaccines offered by the private sector was too high, and set price limits for both vaccines.

Vaccine Maximum Price
Per Dose
Wholesale Retail
Sinovac CoronaVac RM 62 RM 77
Sinopharm COVILO RM 49 RM 61

These price limits will take effect on Saturday, 15 January 2022, and do NOT include service charge and the cost of disposables used during the administration of the vaccine.

They also reminded the public that all private health facilities that were licensed to offer such private purchase vaccination are required to publicise their COVID-19 vaccine prices, so the public can easily make price comparisons.

The Malaysian government will continuously monitor the import and market price, and adjust the price limits over time.

Action will be taken against individuals or companies that fail to comply with these rules and price limits, under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

  • Individual : Fine of up to RM100,000, or jail not exceeding three years, or both, or a RM50,000 compound
  • Company : Find of up to RM500,000, or a compound of up to RM250,000

The public should submit complaints about any breaches to the Ministry of Health’s Public Complaints Management System (SISPAA) at https://moh.spab.gov.my.

 

Sinovac + Sinopharm Price Limits : Cheaper, Not Better

Now, I’m very happy that the government has finally set price limits for these vaccines. They were really expensive.

But even though these vaccines are now cheaper, they are still no better than they were before.

The truth is – Sinovac CoronaVac is not a good COVID-19 vaccine, which is why the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) no longer offers it.

Even when it was first approved, the Sinovac vaccine offered just over 50% efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19. It was literally, the least efficacious COVID-19 vaccine in the world.

The massive RECoVaM study recently showed that its limited efficacy dropped precipitously after two months, with a big drop in protection against hospitalisation.

Read more : RECoVaM Study Highlights How Well COVID-19 Vaccines Work!

When we lacked access to better vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca, the Sinovac vaccine was better than nothing.

But now that Malaysia has access to far superior COVID-19 vaccines, why should we settle for less effective vaccines?

Best of all – the government is offering superior COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca for FREE!

So great, these vaccines are now cheaper… but why on Earth should you pay for less effective vaccines?

Do the smart thing – get vaccinated under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) for FREE!

 

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Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!

Dr. Pierre Kory and his daughter got infected with COVID-19, despite taking the FLCCC ivermectin prophylaxis protocol!

Watch our video, and find out WHY he got COVID-19 despite taking ivermectin!

 

Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19, Despite Taking Ivermectin!

Sometime in August 2021, Dr. Pierre Kory admitted in an FLCCC Zoom call that he got infected with COVID-19, several days after his daughter caught it.

Imagine that – the FLCCC cheerleader himself was infected with COVID-19, despite taking the I-MASK+ ivermectin prophylaxis he had been promoting for months!

That FLCCC session video was posted in several places (including YouTube), but quickly deleted soon after. It’s as if ivermectin proponents are trying to bury the video to avoid the public finding out that their ivermectin hero contracted COVID-19…

Thanks to the awesome detective work by Dr. Jickee, I managed to get my hands on the FLCCC video! To avoid the video being taken down, I created this mash-up with my own text commentary.

You will be able to see and hear Dr. Pierre Kory himself admit that he contracted COVID-19, despite telling the US Senate twice that “if you take it, you won’t get sick [with COVID-19]

 

 

Why Dr. Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin…

To be clear – I’m not ecstatic that Dr. Pierre Kory was infected by COVID-19. It only seemed inevitable, based on current evidence.

But I am certainly enthusiastic about the teaching moment here, even if it’s only anecdotal – the value of which Dr. Kory ironically touts to be as valuable as RCTs… #eyeroll

Fact #1 : Dr. Pierre Kory Admitted He Contracted COVID-19

Ivermectin proponents have to STOP LYING that Dr. Kory did not get infected with COVID-19, or that he didn’t get sick with it.

In the video above, Dr. Pierre Kory admitted that, despite being on the FLCCC I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol

  • his daughter infected him with COVID-19, and
  • he got sick from his COVID-19 infection.

No, he didn’t die (fortunately), but he definitely got infected and sick from COVID-19.

Fact #2 : Dr. Pierre Kory Did Not Get Infected By COVID-19 Patient

Many ivermectin proponents falsely claimed that Dr. Kory was infected while working on the “frontlines”, where the viral load is so high that the chances of a “breakthrough infection” is significant.

The truth is Dr. Pierre Kory resigned from his hospital – Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center sometime in January 2021, so he had no contact with COVID-19 patients.

Fact #3 : Dr. Pierre Kory Was Infected By His Daughter

As Dr. Kory explained in the video, he was actually infected by his daughter who got COVID-19 several days earlier.

This is an important point to note for three reasons :

  • the I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol failed to prevent his daughter from getting COVID-19,
  • the I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol failed to prevent his daughter from transmitting it to him,and
  • Dr. Kory got infected despite not being in a “dangerous frontline environment”.

Of course, we have to assume he took reasonable precautions after his daughter got infected, like wearing a face mask, keeping her isolated, and maintaining good hand hygiene.

If he did not, now that would be highly irresponsible, wouldn’t it? And hypocritical too, since the I-MASK+ protocol recommends wearing “a cloth, surgical, or N95 mask”.

Read more : The Right Way To Wear + Remove A Face Mask!

Fact #4 : Dr. Pierre Kory Was On I-MASK+ Protocol

As he shared in his video testimonial, Dr. Kory was on the original I-MASK+ protocol of 0.2 mg of ivermectin once a week.

He claimed that he was “probably Day 7” of his last ivermectin dose, but that’s his opinion which is, again… NOT backed by any evidence.

I should also point out that the I-MASK+ protocol that the Dr. Kory and the FLCCC have been advocating consists of many supplements and ivermectin, 5-6 pills of which are taken EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  • 1,000 to 3,000 IU of Vitamin D3
  • 2,000 mg of Vitamin C
  • 250 mg of Quercetin
  • 50 mg of Zinc
  • 6 mg of Melatonin

So it would be disingenuous for him to claim that he only got COVID-19 because he was on Day 7 of his ivermectin dose…

Unless the truth is – the other components of the I-MASK+ protocol are USELESS against COVID-19?

Read more : Ivermectin + Supplements : Better Than COVID-19 Vaccines?

Fact #5 : Dr. Pierre Kory’s Daughter Was Infected Several Days Earlier

As Dr. Pierre Kory himself said, his daughter was infected several days earlier.

That actually refutes his claim that he was infected specifically on Day 7 of his ivermectin dose, because the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not wait around to infect people on a specific day.

The only way that would happen is if he took precautions around her except for the most vulnerable day – the day before his next dose of ivermectin.

It is far more likely that Dr. Pierre Kory got infected by his daughter days earlier. Due to the incubation period, he only started getting symptoms several days later.

You would have expected an experienced doctor like Dr. Kory to know that…

Read more : Delta Variant Can Infect In Seconds : How To Prevent That?

Fact #6 : Dr. Kory Admitted Ivermectin Not Working Against Delta Variant

Despite earlier claiming that ivermectin works on all COVID-19 variants, Dr. Pierre Kory himself admitted in the video above that ivermectin is failing to prevent infections from “new variants”.

In an earlier tweet, he even admitted that the Delta variant patients are “not showing responses to MATH+“, even saying that the FLCCC Alliance members are “demoralized and frightened“.

Did the FLCCC back the wrong horse, ivermectin? Will Ivermectin proponents now stop claiming that ivermectin works better than vaccines against the new variants?

Read more : Why Delta Variant Causes MORE Breakthrough Infections

Fact #7 : FLCCC Doubled Dose Of Ivermectin

Unfortunately, Dr. Pierre Kory and the FLCCC are doubling down on ivermectin… literally. They are now calling for the doubling of how much ivermectin to take :

  • prevention : 0.2 mg/kg of ivermectin TWICE a week, instead of once a week
  • early treatment : 0.4 mg/kg of ivermectin, instead of 0.2 mg/kg

However, even he admitted in the video above that this change is NOT backed by evidence, and is merely their opinion.

Goodness gracious… medical advice NOT backed by any real evidence.

Fact #8 : Ivermectin Has Half-Life Of Just 18 Hours

I honestly don’t see how the original or new FLCCC ivermectin protocol would work, since ivermectin has a plasma half-life of 18 hours according to Merck.

That means the ivermectin concentration in your blood reduces to HALF in 18 hours, and just a QUARTER in 36 hours.

Even taking ivermectin TWICE A WEEK makes little sense, since there would be little ivermectin left in the body by the end of the second day!

Fact #9 : Ivermectin Have Not Been Proven Effective Against COVID-19

As of 15 November 2021, ivermectin has not been proven to improve clinical outcomes or prevent transmission.

That is why the WHO and the vast majority of health authorities around the world DO NOT advocate using ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Is it any wonder why Dr. Kory got infected with COVID-19 despite taking ivermectin? There never was any conclusive evidence that ivermectin could CLINICALLY prevent or cure COVID-19.

Read more : Latest Ivermectin COVID-19 Study : What Does It Really Say?

Fact #10 : FLCCC Ivermectin Protocol Is Not Cheap!

Antivaxxers claim that vaccines are being promoted for profit, but the truth is – there are MUCH LARGER PROFITS to be made through the FLCCC ivermectin protocol!

The FLCCC’s recommended I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol costs more than two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, after one month.

On top of that, their I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol requires you to take 5-6 pills every day for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic lasts, while most COVID-19 vaccines only require two doses, and a third booster dose.

Unscrupulous doctors are also charging exorbitant fees to prescribe ivermectin, while COVID-19 vaccines are generally offered for FREE in most countries!

Read more : Is Ivermectin Prophylaxis Cheap? Here Is What It Really Costs!

Please SHARE this article with your family and friends, so that they too can learn the the lessons offered by Dr. Kory’s COVID-19 infection…

 

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