It’s great to be back in Scotland where I spent 7 wonderful years initially as a medical student and then starting my career as a junior doctor. It was that early experience in your beautiful country that shaped me to be the doctor who I am today. My very first job was not far from here in motherwell where I spent six months working at Wishaw General. It was an experience I’ll never forget, both good and bad. I witnessed first hand the worst effects of ill health and unnecessary suffering amongst some of Britain’s most neglected and deprived communities who mainly through no fault of their own, as victims of a failed system ended up in hospital and died well before their time. My time in Wishaw more than any other made me realise that good health isn’t determined so much by what your doctor does but by social determinants ; the conditions in which we are born, grow, live work and age. It means a healthy start in life, access to education, being employed in a job that pays you enough where you are treated with respect. The chronic stress from being in a high demand, low control, low paid job is effectively a death sentence.
But despite such hardships there was also an unmatched spirit of resilience, of strength, of hope amongst those patients I had the privilege of meeting, learning from and treating.
I was mentored and inspired by some of the most hard working, skilled and most importantly compassionate healthcare workers.
It made me proud to be working in a healthcare system that treated people according to clinical need, not ability to pay. A system that was free at the point of access. Compare that to the United States where the number one cause of bankruptcy is people not being able to afford to pay their healthcare bills.
But that NHS that was once the envy of the world is an NHS now purely in logo, not in reality. It has fallen far short of Labour MP Aneurin Bevan’s ideals who aspired to create not just free healthcare but the very best healthcare for all. But instead of adhering to those principles of providing the highest quality care that is free for all over the past two decades corporate greed and political dishonesty has brought the NHS to its knees.
Failure to tackle two of the biggest culprits ( Big Food and Big Pharma) both inside and outside the health service and how they manipulate the masses for commercial gain has meant that we are now failing to provide even emergency care in a timely manner. I have lost both my parents prematurely in the last few years due to NHS failures and I know I’m not alone. Now the NHS is turning it’s back to acknowledge and effectively manage another public health crisis. A pandemic of the vaccine injured.
Many of you gathered here today have suffered immeasurably and if its not you then it’s a friend or
Family member that has been a victim of the covid vaccines. Many, like my father have even died as a result of being deceived into taking a vaccine that the overwhelming evidence now reveals should likely never have been injected into a single human in the first place. Respected Professor of Risk Norman Fenton recently estimated that half of the excess deaths in the UK are likely to be caused by the covid vaccines. Similarly in the United States there may have been 278000 fatalities as a direct result of these jabs in 2021 alone. That means your risk of death from the vaccine is close to 1 in 1000 and a serious side effect at about 1 in 300. And despite overwhelming, clear evidence of common and serious harms the vaccine injured continue to been ignored, gaslighted and isolated by the NHS. Like most of us, including myself you took the jab in good faith and now that faith is broken and will take a long time to be regained.
But know today that you are not alone and that people all around the world including countless doctors in their thousands are fighting for you. Doctors like Dr Kat Lindley and Dr Richard Urso. Fighting to expose the greatest miscarriage of medical science and corporate crime in our lifetime. Fighting to make those responsible for this unprecedented horror fully accountable. Fighting to ensure that changes in the system occur to stop this ever happening again. There are too many immoral and incompetent people with conflicts of interest who are influencing health policy. We must dissociate commercial influence over medical decision making. It’s unjust, unethical, unscientific and un-democratic laws that allowed this to occur in the first place and therefore the most important solutions to rectifying this horror will happen in the courts.
At the same time there are groups of doctors treating and carrying out further research to better understand the best way to manage the vaccine injured. People like John Watt are inspirations to us all. Not only is he making great progress now having suffered for months from debilitating symptoms but as the truly compassionate human that he is he wants to help as many people as possible to be able to get back to a place where they should be, a state of optimal mental and physical health. I know it’s not easy but we must not lose hope and keep moving forward. Remember that the REAL power and capacity for change doesn’t come from a minority of a privileged few. A wealthy elite that profit from, not a free market, but a freedom to deceive market. The real power if we dig deep, if we overcome our fears from speaking the truth from and speak from a place of values from a place of courage and compassion, that REAL power is with the you, the people. I’ll finish with a quote from the late Robert Kennedy
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change’
Rights are only one by those that make their voices heard so lets keep making noise Glasgow. Thank you and God bless.