I wrote a few days ago about the reports that suggested 23 elderly and terminally ill individuals had died in Norway, “soon after receiving COVID-19 vaccine.” Most of these deaths did not appear related to the vaccine, while some seemed due to pre-morbid events and potential expected side effects from the vaccine.
Yesterday, international news services reported that the Norwegian Medicines agency had warned medical authorities in the country not to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to terminally-ill patients because a small number of elderly people had died shortly after receiving the shot in recent days.
The Agency examined 13 of the cases that appeared to have some relationship to the vaccine. The average age was 86, and six of the people were terminally ill from various conditions before their vaccination. In addition, 11 suffered from dementia and serious co-morbidities such as heart disease.
An agency spokesperson commented, “we have now repeated our existing advice not to give the vaccine to terminally ill patients.” The spokeswoman added that there was no evidence the vaccine was in any way unsafe and authorities didn’t have any concerns about its use.
On Monday, Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn told reporters that the country’s medicines regulator had looked into the issue of deaths occurring close to vaccination in cooperation with their Norwegian counterparts, but so far hadn’t found any reason to reconsider existing procedures.
A spokeswoman for Germany’s vaccines regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, said that deaths among the elderly following vaccination were expected statistically because, of the 12,000 people who die in the European Union every day, 83% are over 65 years old.
Given this, could someone explain to Norway’s heath care providers that terminally ill people, presumably in hospice, who may be refusing food and medicine, should not be given vaccines meant for long term protection against infectious disease.