The TGA are supposed to be responsible for ensuring that medicines etc are safe and effective, and protecting the Australian population from unsafe products. They are supposed to work for US.
Sadly the TGA have shown their true colours in this pandemic, starting back in early February 2020, when they released a warning to all health practitioners (medical and alternative) to not recommend any treatments or preventions for the coronavirus, unless there was specific published evidence for their use against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (TGA, 2020). They ignored and effectively banned many existing and effective antiviral and immune supporting preventions and treatments from being used, thus potentially killing many Australians as a result.
As the federal government promised to buy tens of millions of doses of COVID vaccines from different suppliers, all of them before those companies actually completed their clinical trials, the TGA recently granted PROVISIONAL approval for the use of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines. This was despite the limited and pathetic testing done, and no independent testing being done by the TGA, the current vaccine rollout is still part of the TGA's ongoing investigations into the vaccines. Basically, the vaccine rollout is STILL part of the clinical trial (ie, experiment or testing) of the vaccines! And we are the lab rats.
The TGA also recently announced an unusual relaxing of labelling requirements to the COVID vaccines and packaging, to remove the vaccine name and manufacturer, as well as other warning and "POISON" notices that normally apply to vaccines (TGA, 2021a). We were told that this was because the initial vaccines would be imported into Australia wouldn't meet the TGA's requirements of labelling. That could have been easily fixed by the manufacturers printing new labels, but with their latest announcement of hiding the vaccine name from patients, it makes more sense that they were planning to hide the vaccine name all along.
I heard a RACGP (professional association for GPs) representative in a TV interview last week saying that health professionals in NSW would get the Pfizer vaccine, and everyone else will get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. But according to official government statistics from the UK, the Oxford/AZ vaccine is causing over 67% more serious adverse reactions and deaths than the Pfizer vaccine (UK Government, 2021a; UK Government, 2021b). Hands up if you want to get the more dangerous one? No-one? That's why they don't want you to know which one you will get...
The Pfizer vaccine is available in Australia but only in limited numbers - 10 million doses, compared to over 50 million doses each for the Oxford/AZ and Novavax vaccines (Australian Government Department of Health, 2021). It seems that the Pfizer vaccine is for the "special" people, but the far more dangerous Oxford/AZ vaccine will be for everyone else.
The TGA are now threatening doctors and medical clinics with huge fines and jail to prevent them from advertising which vaccine they have, the brand name, the ingredients (ie mRNA or other vaccine) or other information which may enable consumers to identify the particular vaccine.
Even worse is that the TGA have also banned health clinics and pharmacies from implying that the vaccines can cause harm (News.com.au, 2021). So they are banning "informed consent" to people to actually help them decide if they should get this vaccine or not? The human right of informed consent for medical treatments (in the Australian Constitution) says that informed consent MUST be given for someone to make a voluntary decision without coercion, to decide on any medical treatment or therapy. The TGA are (again) acting illegally here.
The TGA have a database for recording vaccine reactions and side effects, called the Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN). Actually they have TWO adverse events databases, with one internal system called AEMS (Adverse Event Management System) which records adverse event reports, but only after a period of 3 months does this internal-only data get transferred to the publicly-available DAEN database (TGA 2021b). Luckily other countries make their vaccine adverse reactions and deaths data available immediately so we can see how bad they are - although only a fraction of adverse events or deaths are reported, as the process is voluntary and doctors don't often add to it. Also, if you don't know which vaccine you get, how can you report an adverse event? Was this part of their plan all along?
Does this sound like the TGA are acting for the benefit of the Australian public and their health? Do you think that your government really cares about you or your health? Of course not. Are you still keen to line up for your Russian roulette shot of the more dangerous version of the COVID vaccine?
Australian Government Department of Health (2021). Australia’s vaccine agreements. Retrieved 26th February 2021 from https://www.health.gov.au/node/18777/australias-vaccine-agreements
Newscorp. (2021). TGA bans pharmacies from revealing which COVID-19 vaccine they offer. Retrieved 26th February 2021 from https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/tga-bans-pharmacies-from-revealing-which-covid19-vaccine-they-offer/news-story/8bcf3dea974537050600d7f87eb8e13c
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). (2020). Warning about products claiming to treat or prevent the novel coronavirus. Retrieved 26th February 2021 from https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/warning-about-products-claiming-treat-or-prevent-novel-coronavirus
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). (2021a). Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard) (COVID-19 Vaccine-Pfizer) Labelling Exemption 2021.
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). (2021b). Reporting Adverse Events. Retrieved 26th February 2021 from https://www.tga.gov.au/reporting-adverse-events
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). (2021c). Advertising COVID-19 vaccines to the Australian public. Retrieved 26th February 2021 from https://www.tga.gov.au/advertising-covid-19-vaccines-australian-public?fbclid=IwAR0pl0FqOjRLM0eQwaZV5GiVLJen_2V1gVwo9RmCld5pJO7KCVVJrw-sMlc
UK Government. (2021a). COVID-19 mRNA PfizerBioNTech vaccine analysis print. Retrieved 9th February 2021 from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964207/COVID-19_mRNA_Pfizer-_BioNTech_Vaccine_Analysis_Print__1_.pdf
UK Government. (2021b). COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca analysis print. Retrieved 9th February 2021 from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964208/COVID-19_AstraZeneca_Vaccine_Analysis_Print__2_.pdf