Britain turns it’s back on the world with its vaccination programme

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Britain turns it’s back on the world with its vaccination programme

If you wanted to be generous, you could probably have said that any government would have had a problem facing the pandemic that hit the world at the end of 2019/beginning of 2020. Indeed, it was unprecedented – a word which has been so overused (as have so many others) in the, now, just under two years. But at the same time we were told (in Britain), over many years, that the government was prepared for such an event. It’s just that when covid arrived it was ‘the wrong type of pandemic’.

From the beginning we were faced with a government which had no idea what it was doing, had no strategy (and still doesn’t) as it bounced around from decision to decision. Supposedly, decisions made ‘following the science’, but in reality they’ve been clutching at straws when it comes to the action they’ve taken.

We’ve been struck by innumerable U-turns, so many it’s impossible for most people to give you an exact number. And after such a long time Buffoon and his government seem to have become accustomed to this way of doing things. Before any decision is made there’s speculation going on for days. There’s uncertainty. There are contradictory statements being made – even at the highest levels of Government. Nobody really knows what’s happening and when there is a decision made, few people in the country really understand what’s been decided.

And this is the case with the change in the vaccination policy which has taken place in the last few days.

12- to 15-year-olds will now be vaccinated as well as something like close to half the population, getting a third, so called ‘booster’, injection.

In a sense, this was bound to happen and should come as a surprise to no one. Not because of the science, not because of how it keeps people healthy. It’s because it’s playing to the audience.

In a country of rabbits people are looking for something, anything, which will assuage their fears.

And children getting vaccinated, older people getting a third ‘booster’ jab just panders to all those fears.

But what it doesn’t do is play any role in social justice with the recognition of the fact that there are still vast parts of the world where you could count the number of those who are fully vaccinated on the fingers of one hand.

Some scientists have been arguing against this extension to the very young and the so-called ‘vulnerable’, not on esoteric grounds (i.e., that it’s the ‘right thing to do’) but that vaccinating as many people as possible in the poorer parts of the world would be, ultimately, beneficial to all, even in Britain.

But even those arguments don’t go down well in a country which has reverted to simple tribalism and narrow-minded parochialism.

Rich countries take advantage of their wealth and their accessibility to vaccines and the rest of the world can just go hang. And that’s the situation we are in in Britain at the moment – a selfish little island nation scrambling for more and more vaccines and finding the weakest ‘reasons’ to justify their approach.

It’s been quite interesting the way the vaccine rollout started with the old and ‘vulnerable’ and the age has gradually gone down to include more and more people – with more and more spurious arguments to justify it. Yes, arguments can be made for vaccinating everyone on the planet but not the least vulnerable when there are still billions of people who won’t see hide nor hair of a covid vaccine needle until well into 2022 – at the earliest.

No doubt once the 12- to 15-year-olds have been given their one jab someone will start looking at extending the programme to even younger children. After all, it’s the really young, primary school children who have been the principal vectors for the annual flu outbreaks in the past.

What is also interesting (and important) is that the extended vaccination programmes will both be using the expensive and difficult to store Pfizer Biontech vaccine.

As time has gone by the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine has not proven itself to be any better than virtually all the other vaccines that are around. Each one seems to ‘shine’ during a different period in the life cycle of the virus and the battle against it. But what makes the Pfizer vaccine stand out is the smear campaign the company carried out (with willing accomplices such as the Zionist Settler State of Israel) to denigrate and create a climate of fear in many so that the cheaper, just as effective and more manageable AstraZeneca vaccine is being effectively shunned in the ‘civilised’ world.

So, in Britain, not only is the extension of the programme fundamentally immoral it also has the effect of, yet again, shovelling even more public money into the bank accounts of ‘Big Pharma’.

Vaccination programme in Britain ……

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….. for children ….

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….. and/or boosters ….

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Covid booster vaccine roll out to begin next week – and the winner is ….. (surprise, surprise – again) the hugely expensive and not necessarily more efficient Pfizer formula.

….. and the rest of the world

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What will happen in the winter?

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‘Collateral damage’

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Poverty in Britain

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The truth will out! Perhaps not

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New Korea 1950-1958

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New Korea 1950-1958

Name changed to Korea Today in 1959. Published in Russian, Chinese and English.

1951

6 – June, 63 pages. Missing covers.

1957

6 – June, 38 pages.

Supplement, 13 pages. Missing pages 2-3. Includes an interesting decision of the DPRK government on supplying relief rice gratis to South Korean foodless peasants.

7 – July, 46 pages. Missing pages 34-35.

Supplement, 10 pages. Includes: ‘Visit of Delegation of USSR Supreme Soviet’, and ‘Statement of Government of DRPK’ (about U.S. threats to Armistice Agreement).

8 – August, 52 pages.

9 – September, 45 pages. [Missing pages 40-41 and back cover.]

Supplement, 13 pages. ‘Speech by Premier Kim Il Sung before Electorates of Moonduk Constituency’.

10 – October, 52 pages. Missing pages 48-49 and back cover.

Supplement, 22 pages. Includes: ‘Decisions of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK’, ‘Speech by Premier Kim Il Sung at the First Session of the Second Supreme People’s Assembly’, and ‘Speech by Premier Kim Il Sung at National Conference of Activists of Machine-building Industry’.

11 – November, 52 pages.

Supplement, 14 pages. Includes: ‘Joint Statement of the Government of the DPRK and the Government of the Bulgarian People’s Republic’, and ‘Statement of Minister of Foreign Affairs, DPRK, on Atrocities of U.S. Aggressive Army in South Korea’.

12 – December, 50 pages. Missing pages 48-49.

Index to Numbers 6-12, 1957, 4 pages.

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Writings of leaders of the Communist Party of China

9th Congress of the CPC

9th Congress of the CPC

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Writings of leaders of the Communist Party of China

Multiple Authors

Ten Glorious Years – 1949-1959, FLP, Peking, 1960, 384 pages. Essays by 19 important Chinese leaders (other than Mao) on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, including: Liu Shao-chi, Chou En-lai, Lin Piao, Teng Hsiao-ping, Soong Ching Ling, Chen Yi, Li Fu-chun, Ho Lung, Li Hsien-nien, Ko Ching-shih, Li Ching-chuan, Ulanfu, Kang Sheng, Po I-po, Wang Chia-hsing, Liu Lan-tao, Teng Tse-hui, Nieh Jung-chen, and Lo Jui-ching.

Chen Boda [Chen Po-ta] (1904-1989)

One of the prime leaders of the Cultural Revolution – might have been attacked by being close to Lin Piao by the right in the Party, exemplified by Chou En-lai. Tried by the ‘capitalist-roaders’ after the death of Chairman Mao for his connection and friendship with the so-called ‘Gang of Four’ – the revolutionaries in the Party.

Notes on Mao Tse-tung’s ‘Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan’, Chen Po-ta, FLP, Peking 1966, 66 pages. Written in the spring of 1944. The 3rd Chinese edition appeared in 1953, and this is the 2nd revised English translation of that edition.

Mao Tse-tung on the Chinese Revolution, Chen Po-ta, FLP, Peking 1953, 96 pages. Written in April 1951.

Stalin and the Chinese Revolution, Chen Po-ta, April 21, 1952, FLP, Peking 1953, 68 pages. Focuses on Stalin’s contributions in the 1920s to the development of the Chinese Revolution.

A Study of Land Rent in Pre-Liberation China, Chen Po-ta, FLP, Peking 1966, 120 pages. 2nd edition, revised translation. This work was originally written in 1945-46, and later revised and published in its first Chinese edition in 1952. The first English edition appeared in 1958.

Explanatory Notes to the Draft Decisions on Agricultural Co-operation, Chen Po-ta, FLP, Peking 1956. A speech delivered on October 4, 1955 at the Sixth Plenary Session (Enlarged) of the Seventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Included in the pamphlet Decisions on Agricultural Co-operation, on pages 35-55.

Yugoslav Revisionism – Product of Imperialist Policy, Chen Po-ta, FLP, Peking 1958, 17 pages. An article which originally appeared (in Chinese) in Hongqi [Red Flag], June 1 1958. This English version is from the pamphlet In Refutation of Modern Revisionism.

Chen Yi (1901-1972)

Foreign Minister Chen Yi’s Statement Refuting Dulles’ Speech at the U.N. General Assembly, September 20 1958., FLP, Peking 1958, 83 pages. Included in the pamphlet Oppose U.S. Military Provocations in the Taiwan Straits Area – A selection of important documents, pages 9-13.

Kang Sheng (1898-1975)

Yugoslav Revisionism is just what U.S. Imperialism needs, Kang Sheng, FLP, Peking 1958, 13 pages. An article which originally appeared in Renmin Ribao [People’s Daily], June 14 1958. This English version is from the pamphlet In Refutation of Modern Revisionism.

Wang Jiaxiang [Wang Chia-hsiang]

In Refutation of Modern Revisionism’s Reactionary Theory of the State, Wang Chia-hsiang, FLP, Peking 1958, 19 pages. An article which originally appeared in Hongqi [Red Flag], June 16 1958. This English version is from the pamphlet In Refutation of Modern Revisionism.

Wang Ming (1904-1974)

The Revolutionary Movement in the Colonial Countries, Wang Ming, Workers Library Publishers, New York, 1935, 68 pages. The revised copy of the speech given on August 7 1935 in Moscow at the Seventh World Congress of the Communist International.

China can win! The new stage in the aggression of Japanese Imperialism and the new period in the struggle of the Chinese People, Wang Ming, Workers Library Publishers, New York, 1937, 52 pages.

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