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The experimental emergency authorisation use of the Covid 19 vaccine: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


Information requested

1) How many scots received a placebo during the experimental emergency authorisation use vaccine was introduced (convid19)?

2) Are the Pharmakiea companies reports being taken seriously as the side effects and deaths are far way more than all other vaccines in history does this not concern you?

3) Has sars-cov-2 been isolated from an autopsy in Scotland?

4) How many people have died in Scotland after 28 days of receiving the experimental vaccine?

Response

Regarding question 1, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested because it is not responsible for that data. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

However, COVID-19 vaccine trials with placebos were conducted as evidenced in The Green Book (COVID-19 Greenbook chapter 14a (publishing.service.gov.uk)), so it may be worth contacting individual vaccine companies to request any available trial data.

On question 2, the Scottish Government continues to be guided by the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who provide expert independent advice on immunisations, clinical experts, and that of the MHRA as the medicines regulator to authorise all medicinal products, including vaccines, to be used in the UK. The authorisation of medicines for supply, including vaccines, is a matter reserved to the UK Government, via the MHRA and is not devolved. Scotland only deploys COVID vaccines authorised for supply by the MHRA.

Their advice and recommendations are based on careful review of the available published scientific evidence as well as their considerations of unpublished data from trusted and reputable organisations. We have full confidence in the governance and recommendations made by these expert scientific and regulatory bodies, with long proven track records, and will continue to base our policy decisions on their advice.

On question 3, we have already answered this question in previous correspondence from an earlier date. Multiple scientific papers that are publicly accessible, have documented that they were able to isolate SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19. The following hyperlink will direct you to some of the papers that detail the isolation of the virus: Isolation of SARS-COV-2 - Google Scholar.

On question 4, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested because it is not responsible for that data. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

However, Public Health Scotland no longer reports the number of COVID-19 deaths within 28 days of a first positive test from 2nd June 2022. Please refer to National Records of Scotland data for deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland: Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland | National Records of Scotland (nrscotland.gov.uk), which is the single source for COVID-19 deaths data in Scotland.

Public Health Scotland has published a report supporting the surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 amongst the population. There is also a section related to COVID-19 deaths which can be found here: COVID-19 Statistical Report (publichealthscotland.scot).

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