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Russia's Ministry of Health wants to make Sputnik V mandatory for half the adult population in the event of another COVID "outbreak"
Russia celebrated National Opposite Day last week.
This year’s festivities included newspaper headlines claiming that the Health Ministry was pulling the plug on mass vaccination against The Virus:
Russia’s Ministry of Health is actually proposing the exact opposite of what the above headline suggests—but it was Opposite Day, so there’s no reason to be upset.
The ministry wants to amend the National Preventive Immunization Calendar so that COVID vaccination could be mandatory for “vulnerable categories of citizens” whenever the country’s benevolent health authorities believe the “epidemiological” situation warrants another round of coercive injections.
Who is included in these “vulnerable categories of citizens”? Approximately half of Russia’s adult population, because if you aren’t already vaxxed to the max, you’re vulnerable:
The category of citizens subject to mandatory vaccination will include:
persons over 18 years of age who have not previously been ill and / or have not been vaccinated against COVID-19;
persons aged 60 and over;
persons with chronic diseases, including diseases of the bronchopulmonary system, tuberculosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, as well as those suffering from obesity;
persons with primary or secondary immunodeficiencies, including HIV infection, autoimmune diseases, or cancer.
Of course, any new mandatory vaccination decrees would also apply to state employees, including teachers, doctors, military personnel, etc.
Under the proposed changes, which will take effect in April 2024 and last until March 2030 (!), if Russia is hit with a wave of the Double-Bad Delta variant, somewhere in the range of 60-80 million Russians could be subjected to some form of compulsory vaxxing.
Is that not mass vaccination, which Kommersant claimed was being abandoned?
The way this announcement was covered in Russian media was so strange that even normie outlets felt compelled to comment.
Moskovski Komsomolets (MK.ru) wrote on July 24:
Many media outlets hastened to report that this document, they say, cancels mass vaccination against COVID-19, which Russians were forced to undergo on the basis of orders from regional sanitary doctors in 2021.
However, in reality, everything is different. As they say, the devil is in the details.
In short, from 2024 to 2030, it is proposed to vaccinate virtually all citizens if such measures are deemed necessary by chief sanitary doctors of the regions or the federal government. This will be done as part of the preventive vaccination schedule, which is followed based on current epidemiological indicators.
But MK didn’t stop there. The news site correctly observed that the Health Ministry was withholding clinical trial data from the public, making it rather difficult to know for sure if Sputnik V was “safe and effective” for “vulnerable categories of citizens”:
Where is the evidence that it is safe and beneficial for them?
After all, the results of clinical trials of vaccines have not been published so far. If everything is so wonderful, and people do not get sick and do not develop side effects, then please disclose this data, so that Russians are not afraid of injections.
But no one is going to declassify this information.
Until now, in response to all consumer demands to provide information about the results of clinical trials, the Ministry of Health does not protect the rights of citizens, but instead is for some reason guarding the interests of vaccine developers.
Here is [the Health Ministry’s] latest responses to this question about trial data: “It is not possible to provide copies of clinical trial documents, as this is a trade secret.” […]
Throughout the country, hundreds of citizens who refused to be vaccinated forcibly, and because of this lost their jobs, are still trying in vain to prove their legal right to decline this procedure.
Thus, on July 31, the Central District Court of the city of Chita will hold a hearing on a claim made by employees of an electric grid company, who were suspended from work without pay for refusing to be vaccinated a year and nine months ago. Case number 75RS0001-02-2023-003938-96. This is their third lawsuit. […]
[B]ack in June 2022, a group of practicing lawyers sent an open letter to the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The appeal states that it is completely incomprehensible that federal law is being ignored; some judges not involved in these cases even speak frankly about the existence of an unspoken ban “from above” on ruling in favor of employees [who challenge vaccine decrees]. […]
Most Russians no longer remember what they had to face just two years ago, and do not even think that this could happen again. Everything has already passed, there is no more coronavirus, why bring up the past?
In fact, the story of compulsory vaccination is not over—we can see it from the new orders of our officials.
Your correspondent is surprised by how blunt and forward this article is. Rather remarkable coming from a popular outlet like MK.ru.
A day after MK went beast-mode on the Health Ministry, another Russian paper, Novye Izvestia, published a short but devastating article highlighting who benefits from mandatory Sputnik injections:
In Russia, the most common COVID vaccine today is Sputnik V. The Sputnik V registration certificate states that seven legal entities are listed as manufacturers of the vaccine in Russia, including the Gamaleya Center.
Journalists from Regnum news agency conducted an investigation into the beneficiaries of the vaccine. On the website of one manufacturer, Binnopharm JSC, it is specified that 74% of the authorized capital of the company belongs to AFK Sistema. On the AFK website, in the structure of the group’s equity capital, a share of 59.2% is indicated for Vladimir Evtushenkov. In the ranking of "200 richest businessmen in Russia 2021" by Forbes magazine, he takes an honorable 69th place with a fortune of $1.7 billion.
The next manufacturer of Sputnik V is Generium JSC. According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Generium JSC is the owner of a 100% stake in Generium International Biotechnology Center LLC. The owners of this center for a long time were Andrei Reus, known as the former Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of Russia, the former general director of Oboronprom [a Russian aerospace company that was absorbed by Rostec in 2018].
Another vaccine manufacturer, Geropharm, is wholly owned by five members of Petr Rodionov’s family. It is not superfluous to note that Petr Ivanovich Rodionov is the former first deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom and the former head of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation.
The conclusion from all this is simple: vaccination, which was practically forced in Russia, brings enormous profits to a very specific group of people. This is what the Ministry of Health is recommending.
Novye Izvestia actually skipped over one of the biggest clot-shot profiteers in Russia: Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy, Labor, Health and Pension Provision. Through her husband’s (former deputy prime minister Viktor Khristenko’s) various investments and dealings, Golikova enjoys fruitful financial ties to several of the Russian pharma firms listed above. (She’s been running pharma scams since Swine Flu. Simpler times.)
By keeping Sputnik V on the National Preventive Immunization Calendar, the Health Ministry is required by law to maintain a big fat stockpile of this dangerous genetic goo, so that it can start injections pronto if The Virus ever returns.
Rubles well spent, and another stunning victory for public health—at a time when Russia’s population is being stomped by a catastrophic demographic crisis.
Yes, the “pandemic” is over in Russia. But we’re only just beginning to understand its full consequences.
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