A major victory for clot-shot transparency in Russia
Finally, Russia's health ministry explains why it can't be transparent
Imagine the following scenario: you’re the Russian government. You rush out an unproven genetic injection developed in cooperation with a cattle tag-obsessed banker. But there’s a problem: nobody wants it, forcing you to make your genetic slurry compulsory for tens of millions of people.
Naturally, you withhold data on post-vaccination complications because the safety of your unproven goo is unassailable; anyone who whines about the lack of transparency is labeled an internet terrorist. Some internet terrorists create an unofficial VAERS-like system for monitoring vaccine-linked deaths, which of course you shut down as soon as possible.
The Russian people begin to grumble. They sense this might be a massive scam. An elected representative asks for rudimentary data to help reassure his constituents that the genetic injection isn’t a scam. But it is a scam, so what do you do?
You say transparency would be “inappropriate” because publicly available data might damage the reputation of your unproven, mandatory slurry:
This is really special:
“Publishing information on the number of deaths among people vaccinated against COVID-19 is inappropriate, since such information does not objectively reflect any relationship between deaths and vaccination and may cause a negative attitude towards vaccination,” the Ministry of Health said in response to a request from State Duma deputy Vladimir Plyakin.
There’s nothing more to type.