Pretoria – South Africa: In order to halt South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign until a thorough examination by independent experts is completed and results are made public, three non-profit organizations have filed a petition with the Pretoria High Court.
The Pretoria High Court has been requested by the Covid Care Alliance, Transformative Health Justice, and the nonprofit group Free the Children – Save the Nation to put an end to the government’s campaign to immunize South Africans against Covid.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, National Treasury, Director-General of the Department of Health, President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Health Minister Joe Phaahla are the respondents in the case.
The case has been forwarded to the deputy judge president to assign, according to the petitioners’ counsel, Riekie Erasmus, on Tuesday.
There are two components to the case. While the second is a request for a court-ordered study into the vaccination method, adverse effects, and potential fatalities, the first is an urgent interdict.
According to documents filed with the court, the petitioners want the government to stop approving, purchasing, promoting, advertising, encouraging, mandating, distributing, administering, and supporting the Covid-19 vaccination in all public and private health facilities.
The applicants also request a court order prohibiting the government from claiming that the Covid vaccination is effective in any way and ordering an end to any campaigns to get individuals to receive the viral vaccine.
Additionally, the court will be requested to rule that no one shall receive the Covid vaccine and that all vaccination facilities shall be shut down.
The urgent application also aims to halt the acquisition and distribution of pediatric Covid-19 vaccinations as well as any additional approvals for emergency or other vaccines.
A public notification describing the process to be followed by those who have had vaccine-related adverse events is also requested of the court.
The application’s second section, which will be heard at a later time, requests the following order terms:
- An investigation into the medical and scientific safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines being administered in South Africa;
- The provision of 50 vials of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to the applicants;
- The provision of 20 PCR tests from different batches to the applicants;
- They also ask the court to appoint experts, at the government’s cost, to analyse these – with the experts being decided on by the applicants; and
- The court is asked to order both the government and the applicants to find five people willing to be vaccinated for the first time, and to submit blood samples.
The applicants request an investigation into the deaths of individuals who died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, the alleged medical conditions that some individuals reportedly developed after receiving the vaccine, and the “appearance of unexplained foreign-looking substances in the blood of vaccinated people in South Africa.”
They also inquire about occurrences of myocarditis, a rare blood clotting illness brought on by the vaccine, and whether “spike proteins” are transmitted from those who have received the vaccine to those who have not.
The petitioners are seeking details regarding the management of the South African Vaccine Injury Compensation Scheme.
Additionally, the court was instructed to make available all contracts reached with any Covid-19 vaccine makers as well as any payments of incentives.
After discovering the extremely contagious XBB.1.5 subvariant in a sample from South Africa, the government has stepped up its efforts to protect South Africans against Covid. DM/MC