Some corrections to statements made regarding Dr Shelton in Stuff's article

17 July 2021

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Stuff do not provide a link to the interview they're actually discussing. It is provided here. Scroll to 14 June 2021 and start at approximately 1:14.

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Shelton did not claim authorities were hiding the truth about adverse reactions to the vaccines, but did say that the public policy is indefensible given the science that is pointing to really important concerns. Shelton went on to back up these claims by quoting Dr Tessa Lawrie, who spent time working on behalf of both the NHS and the WHO, whose assessment led her to call for an immediate halt to the vaccine rollout in the UK.

Stuff do not provide a link to the website they reference for New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out on Science (NZDSOS), so it is provided here.

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A group of courageous doctors have joined the ranks of those seeking to provide some balance to New Zealand's vaccine campaign by spreading new information. What are they saying and do they pose a real threat to our accepted response? CATE BROUGHTON reports.

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A letter was sent from the Medical Council of NZ and the Dental Council to all practitioners advising them that there is no place for any messages that are not supportive of vaccination ("anti-vaccination").

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Whilst referring to the overseas scientists he was quoting, Dr Shelton referenced their recognition of Covid being an influenza-level illness, in terms of death rates and who's hit hardest.

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Dr Shelton spoke about some of the limitations of quantifying vaccine efficacy from existing data. That included raising others' questions about inferring absolute infection numbers from variations in the PCR amplification cycle times between countries and within countries. Dr Shelton also commented on the reliability of the infection fatality rate "with" Covid compared to "from" Covid within the international scientific community and commented that there was some lack of confidence in the numbers.

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Information on the official government position were scattered throughout the article:

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Dr Shelton says to put your name to a document that you know is going to put you in opposition to the state requires pretty strong conviction and courage but that there was plenty of people helping, including non-medical scientists and that the group was growing (also see *2)

Dr Shelton went on to cite that the most spectacular successes of non-vaccine treatment were in India, using Ivermectin. The high-level evidence is being ignored he says.

, adding to the pressure on doctors

to self-censor and not say anything negative about the vaccination (see note *2)

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The remainder of the article can be read here and discusses public attitudes, targets and reactions.