Nigel Farage today called for a full public inquiry into the harm caused by Covid vaccines.
The former UKIP leader argued that “we need to know a lot” about the coups and called for a “massive investigation” into any damage they caused.
Vaccines played a vital role in building the wall of immunity that allowed the UK to turn the pandemic around, leaving lockdowns and restrictions behind.
But, as with all medications, they can have side effects. Rare cases of blood clots and inflammation of the heart have been recorded.
For this reason, the Government has a compensation plan that distributes six-figure sums to those who have been harmed by the injections, including those offered during the Covid crisis.
However, lawyers representing dozens of Britons who have been injured or bereaved by the beatings have previously warned that the plan is “no longer fit for purpose”.
Severe reactions to the jabs this week gained new attention after one man claimed his health “fell apart” after his booster dose. confronted Rishi Sunak and demanded that he “do the right thing” and expedite payments for those injured by the coup.
The former UKIP leader said “we need to know a lot” about the coups and called for a “massive investigation” into the damage they caused.
Richard Tice, leader of Reform UK, told GB News that his party would commit to a public inquiry into vaccine harm if it came to power.
When asked about the promise, Farage said Tice was “absolutely right.”
He told the programme: ‘There are a lot of things we need to know. They told us to get the so-called vaccine and you won’t get Covid. Get the vaccine and you will not transmit Covid. Both things were totally and completely false.
‘We were told the vaccine was safe in every way.
‘Frankly, it hadn’t gone through anything like the normal testing that any type of vaccine does in terms of trials.
‘Now we learn that there are older people who are receiving their seventh jab.
‘That’s not the kind of vaccines that you and I grew up with, where you get a vaccine once and you’re inoculated for life.
“I think there needs to be massive research, not just into the harms caused by the vaccine – and all vaccines cause side effects, we know that, but there seems to be an alarming number of people, young men in particular, who have developed myocarditis and other heart conditions.
“I’m not getting conspiratorial about this, but let’s do it openly.”
‘I also want to know why they lied to us.
“I want to know why they were trying to vaccinate children of primary school age, when Covid posed no threat to them.”
He added: “This needs a full and proper public inquiry.”
Some 157 million Covid vaccines have been delivered in England since its rollout began in December 2020.
Britons were invited to receive two initial doses, followed by boosters to boost immunity. Additional shots have been offered to those most at risk of contracting the virus, in the same way as flu vaccines, which are offered annually to protect against serious illness.
The injections cause the immune system to create antibodies that protect against Covid, meaning it can more easily fight off the virus if you come into contact with it in the future.
They are credited with preventing serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths. In the first four months of implementation alone, analysis suggests 10,400 deaths were prevented in England.
Studies suggest that they also offer some protection against contracting the virus in the first weeks after its distribution.
The UK Health Safety Agency and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency closely monitor the safety of injections, using studies and real-world data.
All vaccines used in Britain, including those that helped defeat Covid, went through rigorous testing before being distributed.
The shots were the fastest ever created, with scientists developing the vaccine in less than a year after Covid was detected. It also marked the first time that mRNA injections were approved for human use, although this technology had existed for decades.
The trials vaccinated tens of thousands of people with shots made by AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna to test their effectiveness and safety.
However, only when the injections were given en masse did very rare side effects occur, such as myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), Guillain-Barré syndrome (numbness in the hands, feet and limbs) and blood clots.
Some 157 million Covid vaccines have been delivered in England since its rollout began in December 2020. Pictured: People queuing outside Wembley Stadium to receive a Covid jab in December 2021.
The government’s vaccine injury payment scheme, launched in 1979, aims to guarantee people that (in the extremely unlikely event that something goes wrong after a jab) the state will provide them with financial support.
It covers a range of Government recommended vaccines, including measles, mumps and rubella, as well as Covid vaccines.
Under current rules, victims are entitled to a one-off “all or nothing” sum of £120,000 from the Government.
Strict eligibility criteria mean those affected must have died or been 60 percent disabled due to a vaccine.
The extent of a person’s disability is based on a doctor’s evaluation and can include both a physical disability, such as the loss of a limb, and a mental disability, such as a decline in cognitive function.
The UK Covid investigation, which is divided into six modules, will investigate vaccines and drugs used during the pandemic.
It will look at how the shots were administered, their safety and whether the vaccine compensation scheme needs to be reformed.
The inquiry will also consider the role of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, which advised ministers on who should be eligible for vaccination.
However, the inquiry’s chair, Baroness Hallett, revealed last month that it would be postponed from this summer until after the next general election because more time was needed to prepare the module on the impact of Covid on the NHS.