Hero to Zero
Jane Sumpter speaks to Hannah - A medic's insight into New Zealand's vaccine push
Being a medic is not just a job. Nor is it merely a profession. It is a calling. A Vocation.
It takes a very special being to undertake many years of study. It demands the accumulating of substantial student debt, the added years of gaining practical experience, the starting out on basic salaries while working long hours, often with very little thanks, while literally saving lives.
This is no 9 to 5 job. A true medical professional doesn’t leave work at work. They carry it with them. It is a physically, emotionally and mentally demanding, even damaging, undertaking.
During the terrifying start of the original Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent media fear about the Delta variant, I was deeply gratified to see these selfless individuals finally being given the recognition they have for far too long deserved, as they fought for us, and seemed to be putting their own lives at risk.
During lockdowns around the world, in the UK, India, Italy and many other countries, a Clap For Carers campaign became a weekly ritual, with people standing in their front yards or leaning out of apartments at an allocated time, to celebrate their frontline workers - including their doctors, nurses, career, paramedics, and fire fighters. Neighbourhood tribute concerts - with social distancing of course - were held in driveways, backed up by children on xylophones or maracas, as well as bursting fireworks display.
Yet months later, here in New Zealand, many of these medical workers had their jobs terminated. There was no fault or wrongdoing on their part. Not only were they dismissed, but also they were condemned and vilified for making a choice about their own bodies - a choice not to subject themselves to what they then felt, and we now know beyond a shadow of a doubt, is an experimental gene-altering medicine. A medicine that contains toxic and foreign elements that should never exist in our bodies. A trial drug with questionable efficacy and safety and a high risk of almost all side effects known to man. We see evidence in our jab-injured that the side effects can be severe, life altering, and, in a growing number of cases, fatal.
So what was it like for these now vindicated medics, to go from hero to zero?
Hannah* is a nurse. Correction, she was a nurse. She spent 3 years training, racked up a $35,000 student loan and began working long hours for little more than the minimum wage - $25.90 an hour. “The new basic income for someone working at McDonald’s,” she says.
Even prior to the vaccine rollout, Hannah had an inkling that things “just weren’t right”.
“Mainstream media footage from the US and Europe of overrun hospitals with giant marquees in car parks dealing with COVID patients, the unsubstantiated mass deaths reported, pictures of mass graves and people in hazmat suits and videos of people dropping dead on the streets in China - it all looked like a Hollywood movie set, designed to create an element of fear,” she says.
She also held grave concerns about Dr (if you can call him that) Anthony Fauci’s decision to promote Remdesivir as the only drug US doctors and hospitals were permitted to use, to treat COVID-19 patients.
Fauci - Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which supports clinical trials of therapies and vaccines for respiratory viruses, and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States - issued that directive in May 2020. He issued it in the face of evidence that Remdesivir killed 50% of Africans in a trial of the drug as a treatment for Ebola, funded by Fauci in 2019. The trial’s Safety Board pulled the drug halfway through. Two other medicines, which were tested in the same trial and found to have greater safety and efficacy, were not promoted.
A later US clinical trial of the drug, between January and March 2020, was carried out by Gilead, the makers of Remdesivir. Of the 53 patients with COVID-19 treated with the drug for 10 days, 31% had multiple organ failure, acute kidney failure, septic shock and hypertension. Multiple people in the study suffered kidney death and needed emergency transplants.
But Fauci continued to maintain that Remdesivir was safe and effective and the only permissible treatment to be used in US hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
In March and April 2020 in New York, the epicentre for COVID-19 at the time, the Centre for Medicare data for hospitals in New York State, revealed that 26.9% of their patients treated for COVID-19 with Remdesivir for 5 days, died. When hospital doctors administering the drug were interviewed during press conferences, they reported that every time they treated patients who had COVID-19 with Remdesivir, the respiratory virus moved from the lungs to the kidneys, something they had never seen before. One stated, “Not only are we short on respirators, we do not have enough dialysis machines to handle the kidney failure.”
Working in a large, busy city hospital during the first lockdown, Hannah followed all safety instructions outside, as well as inside the hospital. ‘If a potential COVID case came in, we had to don PPE gear in a particular order and doff it the right way. I stripped off when I got home from work and shoved my clothes in the wash and showered as a precautionary measure, to ensure my family’s safety.” She also recalls wiping groceries down before bringing them into the house.
“At first I was hypnotised by the constant Government warnings to protect your grandparents, be a team of five million, be kind and do the right thing,” she says. “But in my gut, I knew something was wrong.”
Hannah believes the Government’s policies regarding the running of hospitals during the lockdowns, was also badly mismanaged, with disastrous consequences for many patients.
“As far as I am aware, there were no (COVID-19) cases in the hospital while I was there. And yet surgeries and treatments were cancelled, except for those that were life threatening. We were 600 surgeries behind after the first lockdown. I know many people died because they couldn’t get surgeries in time - people with vascular disease or aneurysms.”
And still, others reported that their conditions became more acute and often irreversibly more life threatening as a result of lockdowns. For example, “the gynaecological theatre was doing only life-threatening cancers. For other cancer patients needing surgeries, waiting weeks would definitely have made the difference between recovery, and ongoing illness or death.”
Hannah says the atmosphere at the hospital became poisonous.
“The morale was terrible. Everyone was constantly looking up the case numbers and waiting for the daily government announcement. We were nearly all, anxious and on edge, constantly adrenaline-fuelled and hyper vigilant.”
She left after only 8 months.
“It was too toxic.”
Just prior to the vaccine rollout, Hannah found employment at a GP clinic. She recalls when the bribes to take the jab, began.
On October 6 2021, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins urged people to get their second dose, saying those who had had one shot, had not done their job. “Please get your second dose and...help us get the unvaccinated, vaccinated. We are asking our business community, our media and our community groups to play a role. Those who want to offer incentives to the unvaccinated to get them in the door are encouraged to do so,” Hipkins said.
The bribes began with Burger King and KFC vouchers. “I will never eat there again,” says Hannah. Not only were our citizens being offered bribes to take the jab, but also GP clinics were doled out money to administer PCR tests and the experimental drug - around $140 per PCR test, and $300 per jab, at the clinic where Hannah worked.
Then came October 16: National Action Day, advertised as the “Vaxathon”.
On the day of the Vaxathon, “at a rough estimate, thinking about how many nurses were on, and the time slots - tens minutes per vaccination - I estimate the clinic earned $50,000, maybe more, in one morning,” says Hannah. Thereafter the clinic held three vaccination days a week. “There were ten-minute slots between each vaccination, and usually two nurses, so in one morning from 9 am until 1 pm, the clinic would rake in around $14,000. “When has anyone ever before been offered a bribe to take, or give, a vaccine?
Hannah also recognised that the protocols for administering the vaccination were out of the ordinary. “It had to be kept at a very low temperature, then taken out, and brought up to room temperature. We were only allowed to use the syringes that the Ministry of Health provided. Each box of ampules had different dosage requirements. Some came in 5,6, or 7 doses. But some came in packs of 10, and many of the ampules could not be used for more than two doses as they would no longer be at the right temperature. And you couldn’t just shake the vials as you would normally because we were told the vial’s solution was so unstable. We had to invert it gently about ten times. Drawing up into the needle had to be EXACTLY 0.3 mills. There was no room for error.”
“And there was no injecting it normally. It had to be gently pushed in. None of this happened with any other injection or immunisation. We also had to have an anaphylaxis kit available at all times, and a crash cart waiting. Never before had I seen that.”
“With any other vaccination, you pull it out of the fridge, shake it around, shove it in the syringe and inject it into the patient. It’s simple rip, shit and bust.”
As well as administering vaccinations, Hannah was responsible for carrying out Electrocardiograms (or ECGs), which record the electrical signal from the heart to check for various heart conditions. Hannah noticed that the use of these skyrocketed following the vaccine rollout. “When I started, I didn’t see many people coming in with chest pains -maybe one or two a fortnight and those were older people, in their late, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.”
But as the vaccine take-up rate increased, so did the referrals for ECGs. “It was so gradual at first that it took me a while to notice, but soon we were doing ECGs every day, without fail. And then it was multiple times a day. And not for older people alone. For younger and younger people, in their 40’s, then 30’s and even their 20’s.”
Hannah said it was harrowing.
“I started dreading doing the ECGs. I hated it with a passion.”
Even more worrying was that symptoms of the vaccine injured were being falsely diagnosed by the clinic’s GPs. “One patient had started having chest pains two hours after being vaccinated, pains that lasted all weekend. Yet that was fobbed off by the GPs as ‘anxiety’.
“Another person, I’ll never forget it, in their early 30s, came in with chest pains, increased blood pressure and increased heart rate, and the doctor diagnosed him with an ear infection. The right ear. This person’s family did not want them to get vaccinated but he did it, against their wishes, to keep his job. He was sent away with antibiotics. I never saw him again.”
“I remember another patient - I didn’t look after them - a teenager with myocarditis after, I think, the first shot - and the doctor just told the patient to go to hospital. I remember thinking that the doctor didn’t seem at all upset about any of this. He had definitely drunk the (government’s) cool aid.”
It was all too obvious to Hannah that these patients’ symptoms were a direct result of the jab. But veiled threats to health professionals if they did not follow the Government’s narrative, had already been issued.
The Nursing Council of New Zealand had sent a letter to all nurses stating, “As a regulator, we respect an individual’s right to have their own opinions, but it is the Council’s view that there is no place for anti-vaccination messages in professional health practice, nor any promotion of anti-vaccination claims, including on social media and advertising by health practitioners.
“As a health practitioner, you have a role in providing evidence-based advice and information about the COVID-19 vaccination to others. You should be prepared to discuss evidence-based information about the vaccination and its benefits to assist informed decision making. There is information on the Ministry of Health website to support engagement with staff or colleagues, and the public, who may be hesitant about getting a vaccine. You have an ethical and professional responsibility to protect and promote the health of patients and the public, and to participate in community health efforts.”
And so the censorship began.
“I did start asking people in the hopes they might make the connection. But I had to ask quietly and be very careful about who I asked, as we were not supposed to question the jab.”
'“I shared something on a Facebook page that was just about respecting people’s decisions and I got a warning from the Nursing Council reminding me of my duties as a nurse. A friend ‘liked’ it on FB, and was also given a warning.”
As time went on and the vaccine rollout for teenagers began, bribes to communities became more substantial. Grocery vouchers from $50 to $200, for example, were being offered at pop up clinics, some held at high schools. Many teenagers succumbed without discussing it with their parents because they thought they were helping their families out. (Video of distraught dad after his boys were vaccinated without his consent)
Hannah redoubled her efforts to try to wake people up. “I started dragging my heels in the clinic when I was vaccinating. I went very, very slowly, buying time. And I tried to put people off, but 99% of people were rolling up their sleeves before they even walked through the door, as they were coming across the parking lot. Utter shocker! So I didn’t feel I could say no.”
At this point, Hannah’s discomfort was becoming too difficult to bear. “There were so many red flags. The mRNA delivery system is not good. The propaganda ramping up, stories of vax injuries coming out and squashed really quickly, people being persecuted for critical thinking, the bribes, the promotion, the virtue signalling, seeing people coming in with reactions and being told just to go to hospital or go home with panadol. Why? For me, there were a lot of whys. Why is this being pushed so hard?”
Her distress was compounded by the culture in the clinic. “You were made to feel like a celebrity if you were immunising that day. But if you didn’t follow the narrative, you were not in the inner circle and were bullied. I was shunned because I hadn’t wholly bought into it. The amount of bullying and the undercurrent of negativity was dehumanising. I felt if I spoke up I would have been walking towards my own funeral. I was out in the cold- and it was very, very cold.”
Hannah says it was an overwhelming relief to have been mandated out of her job on November 15, 2021. “It was such a weight off my shoulders that I didn’t have to vaccinate anyone because I could see the writing on the wall with the kids’ rollout, and I was dreading, dreading, dreading that.”
(When the 5 - 11-year-old rollout hit, kids and their parents were sucked in by even bigger bribes, with offers including free Ipads and X-boxes.)
But as well as being committed to her decision to leave, Hannah experienced much professional and personal sacrifice and pain. “It was hard. A letter from the DHB informed me that I would be trespassing if I returned to my workplace and I was not permitted to be on the premises. I was shunned by former co-workers and blocked and deleted by them on FB the very day after I left. “If I passed a co-worker in the street, they would turn and walk in the other direction. People I’d considered friends. That was fucking hard. It knocks your confidence.
“But I 100% know that I was right. I knew in my gut.”
Hannah was fortunate to have financial and emotional support. “I’m lucky that my husband was earning enough for us. I didn’t miss the daily pressure of that work. I had a lot of family support and such a deep sense of conviction, and that saw me through.”
She took some time out for herself to heal and consider her future. After a few mis-turns, Hannah decided to focus on using the practical skills she had developed over the years in renovating homes, gardening, landscaping, and “fixing anything broken.” “I’ve always been able to figure things out and if I can’t there’s always YouTuberversity,” she jokes.
Hannah hesitates when asked if she misses nursing.
“I was good at nursing. I knew my stuff inside and out. I love people. I miss the patients, especially the little kids, I’m not going to lie. But I don’t miss the politics or the institution.”
And she’s thoroughly enjoying her new calling.
“I’m loving this more than I ever did nursing, to be honest. This is definitely much more fun. And I’m still helping people.”
*Name changed to protect identity
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