Covid-19 Deaths

Chuck Schooner (Account suspended) made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Chuck Schooner (Account suspended)

Dear Ministry of Health,

Recently the herald published that 30/33 people that died from Covid-19 had serious health conditions.

I am assuming that the most recent three deaths are the people that died whilst self isolating at home.

Can the Ministry of Health please state if

- Any of these three deaths died within 21 days of either the first or second dose of Pfizer-
- Can you confirm if these three persons were vaccinated
- Can you confirm if any of these deaths has been recorded on the Medsafe vaccine reports as part of the 94 deaths

Yours faithfully,

Chuck Schooner

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Kia ora Chuck,


Thank you for your emails. Your requests of 3, 8, 11, 12 and 13 November
2021 have been consolidated under section 18(A) of the Official
Information Act (the Act).


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and the Ministry may consider refusing under section 18(f) of the Act,
that the information requested cannot be made available without
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Your request:


Why has the data reports completed by Medsafe appear to be more favourable
in relation to "Observed versus Expected Deaths" in the recent report. Did
this have anything to do with Medsafe approving Pfizer vaccine again. Data
that has changed is below.


Safety Report #31 Observed Deaths within 21 Days - 2,501 deaths Safety
Report # 32 Observed Deaths within 21 Days - 623 deaths


I note this is reported in slightly different way but there are 1,878
deaths that have mysteriously disappeared. Can Medsafe state why deaths
have mysteriously been reduced from earlier reporting?


Can Medsafe/Ministry of Health/Covid-19 Response Minister Please confirm
how they define "Safe and Effective"?


New Zealand has the benefit of real time data overseas so is anybody at
all monitoring overseas trends? By way of an example here is data from the
US Governments VAERS website - government data by the way and this is not


17,000 plus deaths reported dead direct from the vaccine - is anyone at
Medsafe responsible for asking Pfizer why there are all these deaths in

800,000 injuries - has Medsafe investigated why there are so many injuries
in the US before approving this vaccine in New Zealand - side effects in
New Zealand each week continue to tick up - injuries in children no less -
how are Medsafe okay with that when children prior to mass vaccination
were hardly impacted

26,000 people with permanent disabilities in the US - would Medsafe
consider this safe?


How can this be overlooked by Medsafe?


How does Medsafe/Ministry of Health define effective?


Please note again real time data Waterford in Ireland that is 99.7%
vaccinated previously had one of the lowest Covid rates (before mass
vaccination) and now has one of the highest with what is almost a perfect
vaccination rate.


How does Medsafe square that circle as to why highly vaccinated areas are
seeing significant outbreaks in vaccinated. Is this not a worrying sign -
similar trends in Israel, Gibraltor, UK. I would also ask Medsafe to
immediately confirm if "unlinked" cases are in the vaccinated in New


At what point does Ministry of Health/Medsafe wake up? It does look like
all of the science around mRNA vaccines and it impacting the immune system
are correct and we are likely to see more people sick in the next 6-9



Number of persons/panel/investigators who assess if the deaths after
administration are from the vaccine

- Please provide their individual qualifications

- Please provide the amount of years they have been in practice

- Please provide if this work is peer reviewed by an independent body

- Please provide who employs them


As per the statistics on the Medsafe website can you please state if you
consider them to be effective and competent based on the following


94 total deaths

40 deaths unlikely related

38 deaths could not be assessed due to insufficient information

15 cases still under investigation

1 death from vaccine


Based on the above whoever is assessing these deaths it appears they can
only successfully assess 50% of these deaths then surely that calls into
question the usefulness of this group and an independent group needs to be
appointed to investigate the 40 deaths this panel cannot figure out?


Because if these 40 deaths are in any way related to the vaccine this
means the vaccine has done more damage than the virus - 2-1 for some basic
math for you. You can't tell me we can't find a group that could actually
assess these properly as it appears there is a competence issue involved


Can you please tell me why an independent group not related to MOH/Medsafe
has not been appointed to assess these deaths as only being 50% successful
at something as important as this is effectively negligence/misconduct.
Because if an independent third party was appointed and able to assess
even two of these cases as having died from the vaccine then surely that
calls into question if Medsafe has done their due diligence when approving
this vaccine again.


Where is the main information coming from with regard to the Covid-19
vaccine response? Real time data or information from Pfizer?


The Ministry of Health states the vaccine is effective yet can't point to
how long a person might have immunity for.


New Zealand has the benefit of seeing all of the overseas trends before
things eventuate in New Zealand and we should be able to tailor a proper
response yet YOU are failing with every metric due to the real time data
now available.  Even your own statistics you are refusing to look at.


- Are the Ministry of Health aware Dr Anthony Fauci is on TV saying
vaccines do not work as intended and immunity wanes relatively quickly
(given he has ties to vaccine this should raise flags).  Given this
information would the Ministry of Health agree a vaccine passport which
might be relevant for two months is pointless?

- If the Ministry of Health can't tell you how long you have immunity and
real time data is coming out saying it might be a few months only this
would mean the vaccine is not effective at all? Would the Ministry of
Health agree? What does the Ministry of Health consider effective?

- Is the Ministry of Health aware that Merriam Webster changed the
official definition of vaccine this year because mRNA technology did not
fit into the definition.  Do you think NZ would see vaccine take up if the
treatment was classed as a drug or gene therapy?

- When the Ministry of Health approved this vaccine for the second time
were you aware that on the VAERS website (government statistics) there
were the following

- 17,000 deaths directly from vaccine

- 26,199 people disabled

- 10,179 bells palsy

- 10,304 cases of myocarditis

- 8,408 heart attacks

- 2,631 miscarriages


Did anybody at all do Due Diligence of actual statistics?


Medsafes own data shows this vaccine is doing large amounts of damage.


Given the obfuscation when OIA requests come in and the inability to
properly answer basic requests New Zealanders no longer trust the
competence of the people making decisions.  Is this a fair statement?


You are gambling with peoples long term health - have some integrity and
come out and say this vaccine is neither safe or effective.  There is even
data in the US that says the vaccine is killing 2 persons to the one
person it might help.


Is it corruption or incompetence stopping Medsafe/MOH from doing the right



We are now getting 100's of Covid cases per day in Auckland when Auckland
is 85% fully vaccinated.


Please State how the Ministry of Health define effective?


Is if different to the following - Effective - producing a result that is
wanted; having an intended effect.


It appears Auckland is starting to mirror all highly vaccinated countries
overseas whereby highly vaccinated areas are seeing an uptick in Covid
cases and also other "rare conditions".  These rare conditions never
existed prior to vaccination.  Please date this request as I expect we
will start seeing an uptick in ADE in coming months.


Please provide number of cases of ADE by year for the last 5 years


Also provide ADE numbers 2021 and if the person was vaccinated.


Recently it has come out that leaked information about the drug trials
completed by Pfizer have all sorts of issues with safety, efficacy and the
side effects that have been hidden.


Given this publicly available information does Medsafe not want to look
out for New Zealanders and halt the vaccine roll-out until this is
thoroughly investigated?


If Medsafe does not do this - would you acknowledge that this is not about
health at all and you don't care about New Zealanders and would rather put
them at risk.



Is there anything planned by the MOH, Medsafe, PM, Director General of
Health or Covid Response Minister for when 100 deaths not from the vaccine
are tabulated.  To date we are at 94 that aren't from the vaccine.




Please provide if there will be a morning tea shout?

Will the six names be toasted at the morning tea?

What will the budget be for the morning tea?

Who will be in attendance?


Can the Ministry of Health please state if

- Any of these three deaths died within 21 days of either the first or
second dose of Pfizer-

- Can you confirm if these three persons were vaccinated

- Can you confirm if any of these deaths has been recorded on the Medsafe
vaccine reports as part of the 94 deaths




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Kia ora Chuck,


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