(SNews) – A top Australian health official has spoken out to blow the whistle by warning that doctors and other leading medical experts are being censored.
Former Australian Medical Association President Dr. Kerryn Phelps has finally broken her silence after experiencing “devastating” side effects from the Covid vaccine.
Professor Phelps detailed the debilitating adverse reactions she suffered in her submission to a Senate inquiry into long Covid.
Dr. Phelps also argued that far more Australians suffered serious side effects than was reported and doctors were too scared of losing their licenses to speak out.
She criticized regulators for their attempts to control the public by threatening doctors and censoring information.
However, before suffering a reaction to the shots, Phelps was an outspoken advocate of mass Covid vaccinations for both adults and kids.
She participated in multiple interviews and panels pushing the vaccine.
The nationally-renowned doctor revealed that suffered serious and ongoing injuries as a result of Covid vaccines, according to news.com.au.
She said the true number of adverse events is much greater than reported, citing underreporting and “threats” from medical authorities.
Phelps is pleading for an Australian parliamentary committee to examine the dangers of the mRNA vaccines.
The risks go far beyond their known dangers of myocarditis, and both she and her wife personally suffered long-term side effects following their Pfizer jabs, she said.
In an explosive submission to Parliament’s Long Covid inquiry, Phelps stated, “This is an issue that I have witnessed first-hand with my wife who suffered a severe neurological reaction to her first Pfizer vaccine within minutes, including burning face and gums, paraesthesia, and numb hands and feet, while under observation by myself, another doctor and a registered nurse at the time of immunization.”
“I continue to observe the devastating effects a year-and-a-half later with the addition of fatigue and additional neurological symptoms including nerve pains, altered sense of smell, visual disturbance and musculoskeletal inflammation.
“The diagnosis and causation has been confirmed by several specialists who have told me that they have seen ‘a lot’ of patients in a similar situation.”
Dr. Phelps revealed she also suffered from Covid shots after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer shot in July 2021.
“I have had CT pulmonary angiogram, ECG, blood tests, cardiac echogram, transthoracic cardiac stress echo, Holter monitor, blood pressure monitoring, and autonomic testing,” she said.
“In my case, the injury resulted in dysautonomia with intermittent fevers and cardiovascular implications including breathlessness, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and blood pressure fluctuations.”
Both incidents, according to Dr. Phelps, were reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) “but never followed up.”
She said that she had talked to other doctors “who have themselves experienced a serious and persistent adverse event” but that “vaccine injury is a subject that few in the medical profession have wanted to talk about”.
“Regulators of the medical profession have censored public discussion about adverse events following immunization, with threats to doctors not to make any public statements about anything that ‘might undermine the government’s vaccine rollout’ or risk suspension or loss of their registration,” she said.
Dr. Phelps expressed concern that some adverse events could “cause long-term illness and disability,” but she noted that data was limited because “the focus has been on vaccinating as many people as quickly as possible with a novel vaccine for a novel coronavirus.”
Another doctor shared her vaccine side effects story in the hours after Dr. Phelps.
UNSW public health professor Gemma Casey said she suffered stroke symptoms after her AstraZeneca jab and had to learn to read, write, and talk all over again.
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Dr Phelps, who was heavily involved in crafting the statement, wrote in her submission that the OzSAGE document “outlines the scope but not the scale of the problem because we do not know the scale of the problem”.
“This is partly because of under-reporting and under-recognition,” she said.
Despite the recognition of heart inflammation associated with the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, Dr Phelps said “even then, there has been a misconception that myocarditis is ‘mild’, ‘transient’ and ‘mostly in young males’, when there are many cases where myocarditis is manifestly not mild, not transient and not confined to the young male demographic”.
Dr Phelps said until there was acknowledgment and recognition of post-vaccination syndrome or vaccine injury, “there can be no progress in developing protocols for diagnosis and treatment and it is difficult to be included in research projects or treatment programs”.
“It has also meant a long and frustrating search for acknowledgment and an attempt at treatment for many individual patients,” she said.
“People who suffer Covid vaccine injury may present with a range of symptoms, and results of standard medical tests often come back normal. And like patients with Long Covid, they too are also asking the medical profession and public health systems for help.”