The Kwara State Government, on Tuesday, flagged off mass vaccination of residents of the state against the COVID-19 virus.
Flagging off the exercise at a ceremony in Ilorin, the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, urged residents of the state to get themselves vaccinated for protection against COVID-19.
“The vaccines have been adjudged to be safe and devoid of negative adverse effects. Our administration has taken bold steps right from the early days of the pandemic by taking proactive steps such as building a standard treatment centre and provision of conducive and safe work environment to the crop of well-trained health workers in different required specialities, who provide services to COVID-19 patients admitted into the treatment centre,” Mr Alabi said.
“The arrival of COVID 19 vaccine brought a sigh of relief; as we know, like other Vaccine Preventable Diseases, COVID-19 vaccine will reduce the number of illnesses and deaths from the disease,” he added.
“I want to specially thank the management of Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr. Nusirat Elelu, in their resilience in ensuring Kwarans get vaccinated on a continuous basis since March 2021.”
He said the state government would continue to do its best to ensure that COVID-19 care and other health services are made available and accessible for everyone.
The Executive Secretary of KSPHCDA, Nusirat Elelu, said the agency has vaccinated over 15,000 individuals since the COVID-19 vaccination exercise began in March.
“Today’s flag off by His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi, who doubles as the Chairman of the State Task Force on Immunisation, will activate the commencement of several other mass vaccination sites across the state to ensure that more Kwarans are reached with safe and effective vaccine,” she said.
Mrs Elelu said one of the strategies to scale up the number of vaccinated individuals is mass vaccination.
“This strategy will utilise approaches that include engaging additional public health facilities (primary, secondary and tertiary), use mobile vaccination vehicles, expansion to selected private health facilities as well as (the) establishment of mass vaccination sites in places with a large population,” she explained.
In her goodwill address, the state Coordinator of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Deborah Oladipo, said since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination, 5,891,305 persons had received their first dose, which represents only 5.3 per cent of the overall eligible population.
She said 3,252,067 have received their second dose and become fully vaccinated, representing only 2.9 per cent of the overall population of eligible persons.
“Indeed, there has been an upsurge in the number of people infected with the virus in recent times according to the statistics released by the NCDC. This is why this mass vaccination campaign has become necessary to prepare against the flurry of (festive) activities later this year.
“At this juncture, I thank the Executive Governor of Kwara state, His Excellency, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq, for his continued support for the agency. The Kwara State government has been a wonderful partner and we will continue to count on that support.”
UNICEF representative, Idris Nagia, applauded the state government for the mass vaccination campaign which he said would go a long way in reaching eligible ages in the state.
Mr Nagia assured the state that UNICEF would give significant support to improve the quality of health care delivery in Kwara.
The Coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Kwara State, Mustapha Katibi, explained that the benefit of COVID-19 vaccination (partial or full) is to ensure that in case of further infection, the severity is reduced and the case of death is reduced.
“We are very happy for the giant strides the state government is making in the health sector, including COVID-19 vaccination. Of all the states in the country, Kwara State is recognised as one of the high-performing states in COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria. You are doing so well and I hope with the leadership of His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq the pace will be maintained and even surpassed,” the WHO official, said.
Mr Katibi also praised the state government for sustaining commitment in virtually all the health sector, and KWSPHCDA for its sustained mobilisation and sensitisation of the public.
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These things tend to happen when you let crooks run your government
by Steve Cook
This appeared yesterday as part of the propaganda drive to sell a new variant to be scared about in the hope of herding a public generally sick of the whole thing to queue up for the so-called “booster”, which in essence means a third dose of the experimental jab masquerading as a vaccine with the worst safety and efficacy record in history.
One wonders how many people have to be maimed or killed by the experimental jabs before the deadbeats running HMG cease and desist with their attack on the nation. Unfortunately one gets the impression the number targeted for eugenicide is high.
Personally I’d rather take my chances with Omicron – if I’m not actually, like millions of others, already immune. And indeed if it even exists at all! I’m giving its actual existence as a “thing” and not just smoke and mirrors the benefit of the doubt for the sake of argument.
In keeping with the known pattern by which viruses routinely mutate in the direction of being more infectious but less severe, the latest variant to be trotted out seems even milder than its predecessors, which were nothing to be alarmed about for the vast majority of us.
It is also as treatable as its predecessors with Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine and so forth.
The Mail headline (pictured right) raises some interesting questions, some of which were first raised by my son Liam.
1. If it’s so new – why does that graph stem back to July?
2. Why when ever there’s a “new variant” and even when “Covid” first came to the country – do the cases never seem to break out in one location?
Surely you would see a cluster as it spreads from person to person. Like: Mr Smith got it, then his brother, then his brother’s colleague, and you’d see an actual outbreak from where it starts and clusters as people infect those close to them.
But, noticeably, it’s never like that. It’s always “there’s a case in Nottingham, then Essex, then Scotland, then Cornwall.”
How does it skip about the country and appear in random places but not in the contacts of the original cases?
3. It says, ” the majority of the 75 cases were in the fully vaxed”. Which of course is an admission that the so-called vaccines don’t do the job we were promised they would do and are hardly worth the risk of the deaths and adverse reactions associated with them: the experimental jabs are evidently now killing more people than the very treatable bug they are failing to protect us from.
Indeed, as predicted by many experts, the jabs seem to be causing more severe Covid-like symptoms, which the government is making an underhand yet transparent effort to blame on the “new scary variant”.
4. By “fully vaccinated”, I assume that means the three jabs.
How many jabs had the other cases had? One? Two? Were there any cases that had not been jabbed?
5. Omicron is called in the article a “super” variant. What the hell does that mean? In what way is it “super” and not just a variant, which is routine for viruses or is this just journalistic – or propaganda – hype? The choice of words, especially emotional trigger words (“threat”, “deaths”, “cases”, “hospitalisation”etc) is always worth keep an eye on.
Weren’t the Indian, Delta, Kent etc variants similarly hyped up? And what happened to them. Have they quit because they can’t get enough media attention?
6. How severe were the cases mentioned in the article? Were the “cases” “diagnosed” on the basis of the PCR test, the continued use of which is a criminal fraud on the part of those responsible? Apparently the answer to that is “yes”, which makes the figures touted completely unreliable.
7. What about deaths? Not many according to the article, even using the government’s notoriously inflated figures and its well-known tricks for blaming deaths on “Covid”.
8. And we have the “hospitalisations” stat which creates an image of people being rushed to hospital “suffering from Omicron”. But that figure includes many, if not all, “cases” who were already in hospital being treated for something else, were given a dodgy PCR test and got a “positive” and were at that point counted as a Covid admission as the stat fiddling and falsification rolls on.
9. That they are still using the PCR test to diagnose cases when it is known full well the test cannot be used as a diagnostic tool, beggars belief.
That fraud, too, rolls on.
These things tend to happen when you let crooks run your government.
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UK: Unvaccinated mothers urge pregnant women to get jabbed
- Pregnant women are being urged to get the vaccine by unvaccinated mothers
- Powerful new video shows their experiences of severe COVID-19 during pregnancy
- 98% of pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19 are unvaccinated
- Vaccines continue to provide tens of thousands of pregnant women and their babies with vital protection from the virus
Unvaccinated women who suffered with COVID-19 during their pregnancies have told their harrowing stories of battling the virus, from being hospitalised to having emergency c-sections, as part of a new campaign encouraging expectant mothers to get the vaccine.
The video features three women who experienced serious complications after contracting COVID-19 before they’d been vaccinated, as well as the doctors and frontline staff who treated them, to warn of the dangers of the virus for pregnant women and their babies.
Medical expert Professor Asma Khalil from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is also interviewed as part of the powerful new film and provides further reassurance on the importance of the vaccine.
Data published last week by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows the vaccines are safe for mothers and their babies, with good birth outcomes for vaccinated women who had their babies up to August this year. There were no consistent differences between vaccinated women and all women in the figures for stillbirths, low baby birthweights and premature births.
Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. Of those pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19, 98% are unvaccinated, and no fully vaccinated pregnant women were admitted to intensive care with COVID-19 in England between February and the end of September 2021. Around 1 in 5 women who are hospitalised with the virus need to be delivered preterm to help them recover and 1 in 5 of their babies need care in the neonatal unit.
The women who feature in the new, short film have issued an urgent plea calling on expectant mothers to take up the vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and their babies.
Christina, a mental health therapist from Guildford who was hospitalised with COVID-19 in her third trimester and had to give birth via emergency c-section, said:
I went into hospital in my third trimester, and I thought I was going to deliver a baby but the next thing I know, I was being told I had COVID-19. Symptoms started to arise and I quickly deteriorated. I was rushed in for a CT scan because the doctors feared I was having a pulmonary embolism.
I had to give birth via emergency c-section because there was concern that I could have a stillbirth. It was terrifying.
I don’t know what the future holds for me and my baby; I’m still suffering with symptoms now along with the anxiety of not knowing how or when I’ll recover. I would urge pregnant women to get vaccinated because I don’t want anyone to experience what I went through.
Tanviha, who works in anaesthesiology and research in Manchester, spent two months in hospital with COVID-19 following an emergency c-section, said:
I caught COVID-19 during my second pregnancy in February earlier this year. At the time, the vaccine wasn’t available to me and I quickly took a turn for the worse. I was rushed into hospital and went straight into intensive care where my condition deteriorated and my son was delivered by emergency c-section.
I was put to sleep and intubated, and my family were told it was unlikely I’d survive and to prepare for the worst. The day after I was intubated, the nurse told them they were going to switch the machine off, but instead I was transferred to an Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which is a last resort for patients with severe heart and lung failure, and it saved my life.
The first time I saw my son he was two months old. It’s the scariest experience of mine and my family’s life but I’m just grateful that me and my son are alive. If you’re unsure about getting vaccinated please come forward and get your jab, not everyone’s as lucky as I am.
Joanne, a makeup advisor from Lincolnshire suffered complications with her pregnancy after catching COVID-19, she said:
I had been unsure what was the right thing to do about getting vaccinated while pregnant. I was planning on having the jab after my daughter was born but I caught COVID-19 when I was 35 weeks pregnant and became seriously ill, I couldn’t get out of bed for a week.
I had nearly recovered but something just didn’t feel right. I couldn’t feel my baby kicking so I made an urgent appointment to see my midwife. The team at the hospital quickly spotted the baby’s growth had dropped and her fluid was low.
Her heartbeat was going down and down so the consultant rushed me off for an emergency caesarean when Mollie-Ann was born. I’m so grateful to the maternity team for keeping me and my baby safe and I just wish I’d been vaccinated sooner.
The vaccines are safe for pregnant women and have no impact on fertility, which has been made extremely clear by the government, its senior clinicians and a range of independent experts from stakeholder groups such as RCOG, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the British Fertility Society.
Since April 2021, around 84,000 pregnant women have received one dose and over 80,000 have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Out of all women between the ages of 16 and 49 on ECMO – a form of life support for the sickest of patients – in intensive care, pregnant women make up almost a third (32%) – up from just 6% at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician, said:
The stories shared as part of this film are heartbreaking and provide invaluable, first-hand insight into why accepting the offer of a COVID-19 vaccine is so important for mothers and their babies.
Getting the vaccine is one of the most vital ways in which you can protect yourself and your baby from COVID-19, which can be really dangerous for pregnant women – of those pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19, 98% are unvaccinated.
Watch the film, speak to your clinician or midwife if you have any questions or concerns, and book in your vaccine without delay.
Professor Asma Khalil, spokesperson for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said:
We are very concerned about the number of pregnant women who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.
We know that the COVID-19 can cause severe illness in pregnant women with a disproportionate number of unvaccinated pregnant women in intensive care. If a woman contracts COVID-19, evidence shows they are more likely to have a preterm birth or stillbirth.
Our message is clear, COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy is safe, it is not linked to an increased risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, and it’s the best way of protecting you and your baby from the virus. We are recommending all pregnant women have their COVID-19 vaccines, including their third dose booster vaccine when they are offered it.’’
The proportion of women who gave birth and were vaccinated during pregnancy has been steadily increasing since 16 April 2021, when the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised all pregnant women should be offered two vaccine doses at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group.
Pregnant women aged 40 and over who are health or social care workers, or are in an at-risk group, are now also eligible for booster vaccines three months after their second dose and will soon be able to book an appointment. Younger age groups will be invited by the NHS in order of age in due course.
The government is working closely with RCOG, RCM and other key stakeholders on engaging with women who are either pregnant or thinking about pregnancy and providing them with the latest advice and information at every possible opportunity. It’s also working with faith and community leaders to increase vaccine uptake, holding regular meetings to discuss the best ways to provide information to their communities.
The Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, has also written to fellow midwives and GP practices across the country stressing the need to encourage pregnant women to get the jab.
Liz, head of maternity at Epsom and St Hellier Hospital Trust who features in the film, said:
We are treating more and more unvaccinated pregnant women with COVID-19. The vaccine is safe for pregnant women and is the best way to keep you and your baby, safe and out of hospital. Getting vaccinated works: across England, no pregnant woman that has had two vaccinations has been admitted to hospital due to COVID-19.
You can receive vaccination at any time in pregnancy, but the risks that unvaccinated pregnant women face of becoming severely unwell if they catch COVID-19 show exactly why we advise you to do so as soon as possible. This film is another stark reminder of the devastating impact COVID-19 can have on women and their babies.
Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup said:
Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated, which shows just how important it is that expectant mothers get the vaccine to keep themselves and their babies safe.
Over 81,000 pregnant women have so far received their first dose, with 65,000 being double-jabbed, which is fantastic, but there’s still more to be done.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for pregnant women and I urge everyone to get their vaccines as soon as they can to secure this significant protection”.
Gill Walton, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said:
Having COVID-19 can double the chance of stillbirth and triples the chance of a preterm birth, which can have long-term health impact for the baby.
We know that the vaccine is a safe and effective way of preventing this, with hundreds of thousands of pregnant women worldwide having been vaccinated with no adverse effects.
You can watch the film here:
The UKHSA safety data can be found here
Family Of Oxford High School Shooting Victim Justin Shilling: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’
The family of Oxford High School shooting victim Justin Shilling released a statement on Friday regarding the death of their son who was one of four students killed along with seven injured during a tragic shooting on Tuesday in Michigan.
The statement was shared with multiple outlets in Michigan and nationwide on Friday to honor Shilling, revealing “our hearts are broken” as the family mourns alongside the Oxford community.
“As the community we have loved and lived in reels from this tragedy we as a family have to mourn the loss of our son. Justin Charles who was so dear to our hearts was at the same time beloved of so many people in his school and his community. He was a Grandson, a brother, a cousin, a classmate, and without hesitation, a friend. The loss of Justin leaves such a gaping hole in our family that we cannot conceive of life without him. Our hearts are broken and yet still go out to the other families suffering this very same loss at this very same moment and which is beyond imagination, nothing any family should have to endure,” the statement read.
The family’s statement also emphasized the “beautiful” lives of Shilling and the other three victims who were killed.
“As a family we would like to appeal to the public to keep the importance of what has been lost here in the forefront of our minds and the news. These are beautiful children’s lives, full of potential and with the expectation of so much more to come,” the family shared.
The words described Shilling as a dedicated student, worker, and athlete whose “potential was boundless in life.”
“Justin was a scholar, part of Oxford School Districts Baccalaureate program and a university scholarship awardee. He was a tireless worker with three jobs that he juggled along with his studies. He was lettered athlete and had bowled on the Oxford High School bowling team. His potential was boundless in life and yet in death he continues to give of himself as an organ doner. We feel the world can’t have too much of Justin,” the statement added.
The family also extended condolences to all families impacted by the Oxford High School tragedy, adding their thanks for the support of their community.
“In closing we would just like to send our most sincere condolences to all the families involved in this tragedy and can say assuredly that we DO know your pain. And to the community thank you all for the out pouring of love and prayers. We can never express the gratitude we have in our hearts.”
The Daily Wire previously reported that three students were reported dead on Tuesday. A fourth victim died on Wednesday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Shilling, the fourth victim, 17, passed away at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac just one day after the shooting tragedy that took the lives of three students.
The three students who died on the day of the incident included Tate Myre, a 16-year-old football player, who died in a sheriff’s deputy’s car while traveling to the hospital; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.
Six additional people remain wounded, including one unnamed 47-year-old teacher grazed by a bullet.
Other students noted in the press conference and reported by a local FOX 2 affiliate included:
- A 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and jaw is in serious condition.
- A 17-year-old girl was listed as stable after being shot in the neck.
- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is stable.
- A 14-year-old girl with chest and neck wounds is currently on a ventilator after surgery, according to the sheriff.
- A 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest and is in critical condition.
The suspect is currently being held at a local juvenile detention facility and has declined to speak to law enforcement regarding motives. The 15-year-old student faces 24 charges, including four counts of first-degree murder and terrorism. His parents also face four charges of involuntary manslaughter.
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