In an interview with Oracle Films, musician Eric Clapton detailed his expertise affected by a extreme hostile response to the COVID-19 vaccine. Clapton has been blasted by mainstream media for talking out in regards to the vaccine and COVID lockdowns, and he mentioned he’s misplaced buddies over his views.
He’s even frightened of dropping the love and belief of members of his circle of relatives, however believes in talking out for what he believes in and sharing his experiences:1
“I consider most of all in free speech and freedom of motion, alternative of motion and life and love and kindness and with all of this publicity to the polarization of politics and the medication and the science, I discovered it very tough to be impartial as a result of I’ve seen scorn and contempt from either side, and I get caught within the crossfire lots.
… I’m speaking at this time on behalf of individuals like me who could also be misplaced, perhaps want to listen to somebody speak about it from a human viewpoint with out condemnation … There needs to be a technique to deliver folks collectively. I consider music can try this, but it surely’s a great distance away. There’s nonetheless time, I consider, for us to return collectively.”
Song ‘Stand and Deliver’ Takes on COVID Lockdowns
Before he obtained the COVID-19 vaccine, Clapton collaborated with Van Morrison on the music “Stand and Deliver,” which was launched in December 2020. It takes on the U.Okay.’s pandemic response, which included strict lockdowns.
Analysis of scientific proof for the reason that begin of the pandemic helps the speculation that lockdowns have been ineffective in stopping the unfold of the sickness and have come at an exceedingly excessive monetary and human value.2 They’ve even been referred to as the “single worst public health mistake” of the final 100 years.3 In the music, Clapton sings:4
“Stand and deliver / You let them put the fear on you / Stand and deliver / But not a word you heard was true / But if there’s nothing you can say / There may be nothing you can do / Do you want to be a free man / Or do you want to be a slave?”
Clapton Lost Use of Hands After Second Vaccine Dose
Even although Clapton was sad with the federal government’s pandemic response, and even thought-about shifting his household away from England, he believed he was susceptible to COVID-19 as a result of his age — 76 years — and analysis of emphysema.
He determined to get a COVID-19 vaccine — the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which makes use of a chimpanzee adenovirus vector genetically engineered to precise the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The unwanted side effects started shortly after his first dose:5
“I went and had the jab … inside a number of hours, I used to be shaking like a leaf and I went to mattress early and I couldn’t get heat … and I assumed, I’m working a fever. I used to be boiling sizzling and sweating after which I used to be chilly, and I used to be out for the rely for a few week.
I had been making ready for a venture the place I used to be going to be taking part in acoustic guitar with a few musicians and we had been going to movie it. That week knocked me out and I needed to begin once more from scratch. I used to be OK, but it surely didn’t come off in addition to I wish to as a result of, professionally, it was an enormous setback …”
When it got here time to get the second dose, Clapton was hesitant, however went forward anyway, solely to expertise an much more extreme response:6
“Bit by bit I realized that I probably shouldn’t have had the first jab, but then I was offered the second and I thought, well … what’s the point in stopping now. So I went and had the second, and then it got really bad. Within about a week … my hands didn’t really work.”
Clapton had beforehand been identified with peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve injury within the arms and/or legs that causes ache, burning, numbness and pins-and-needles sensation. The situation is progressive and incurable, Clapton famous, however mentioned his was at all times manageable.
“I expected it to be something that would gradually grow worse as I got older into my 80s, but always I could get some ice pack or whatever and it would be fine.” This modified after the second COVID-19 vaccine, nonetheless.
Clapton Says Vaccine Damaged His Immune System
After the second COVID-19 vaccine, Clapton’s peripheral neuropathy obtained considerably worse, which he attributed to an assault on his immune system:7
“[When I had the second jab] this ramped up from, on a scale of 10, say from three to eight or 9. Agony and power ache. When you realize there’s nothing that may work, there’s no treatment you’ll be able to take that may assist, it’s very, very horrifying. And the worst factor is you don’t know when it’s going to put on off or when it’s going to go away.
So that was what frightened me probably the most, medically, health-wise, and it nonetheless does as a result of I’ve gigs to do, I’ve recording work to do, however I can’t contact the guitar to play … it’s not enjoyable … and after I put it down, it’s there till I am going to mattress, and I take sleeping tablets as a result of I can’t sleep due to the ache. That’s not a great way to dwell.
It’s not all because of the vaccine however the vaccine took my immune system and simply shook it round once more, and that’s nonetheless happening. Then I learn a number of the proof that I had been studying about with folks that had been having hostile reactions, that was on the listing … injury to the immune system.”
Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., is amongst those that have warned about COVID-19 vaccines resulting in dysregulation within the immune system. She defined in our June 2021 interview:
“As talked about, it is an adenovirus vector expressing the protein. So, the HIV, the XMRV envelope, the syncytin, the HERV-W envelope and the ACE2 are already being expressed within the vector … these adenovirus vector protein-producing vaccines are grown in an aborted fetal tissue cell line, so now you have obtained human syncytin [in there]. You’ve obtained 8% of the human genome of one other human.
So, once more, trying on the communication that has to manage your Type I interferon response, it’s going to present you autoimmunity. In immunocompromised folks, it will proceed to precise and that gives you a dwell an infection, and you have already got your firetrucks combating one other [infection]. You cannot battle a battle on three fronts.”
Clapton Told Doctor to Make a ‘Yellow Card’ Report
The U.Okay. maintains a “Yellow Card” reporting website to report adverse effects to vaccines and drugs.8 From December 9, 2020 to June 2, 2021, the location reported the next submissions:9
- 67,998 Yellow Cards reported for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
- 195,641 Yellow Cards reported for the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
- 3,278 for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
- 754 Yellow Cards reported for COVID-19 vaccines, model not specified
This works out to an total hostile occasion reporting fee of three to seven Yellow Cards per 1,000 doses administered for the Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.10 When requested whether or not he felt he was made conscious of the vaccine dangers beforehand, Clapton mentioned, “Oh god no. I didn’t even know there was a yellow card report. I didn’t know there was any such thing.”
Other than saying it’s possible you’ll be a bit sore, Clapton mentioned, “They say it’s safe.” After the second dose, nonetheless, he advised his physician to make a Yellow Card report and obtained a be aware that might hopefully exempt him from having to obtain a booster dose:11
“I misplaced using my fingers for about three weeks, so I assumed I used to be in actual hassle … I can’t contact something chilly or sizzling. I’ve to make use of these [holding up a pair of gloves], in any other case my fingers will start to burn and so they’ll keep burnt all day … And that’s my expertise from having had the second jab.
I went to my physician fairly shortly and mentioned, you realize, I can’t have any extra vaccinations. This isn’t potential for me as a result of I don’t know what is going to occur. I don’t what is going to occur subsequent, and from what I learn and from what I’ve been advised, there can be a booster within the autumn, and I mentioned I’ve to have a doc that claims I’m allergic, I can’t have COVID vaccine, which I’ve in my backpack.”
It was about this time that Robin Monotti with Oracle Films invited Clapton to speak about his experiences, which he mentioned was a simple choice. “It was easy to say yes because I realized that I wasn’t the only one that was suffering adverse reactions,” Clapton mentioned.12
Fear of Reprisal Is Keeping People From Speaking Out
Clapton is supportive of the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD), written by infectious illness epidemiologists and public well being scientists, which highlighted grave considerations over lockdown measures carried out in the course of the pandemic and has collected greater than 850,000 signatures in assist.13
The GBD authors, together with a group of lecturers, researchers and material specialists, are actually publishing an everyday evaluation of the worldwide impression of COVID-19 restrictions, referred to as Collateral Global.14 The actuality is, lockdowns have brought about a substantial amount of hurt, from delays in medical therapy and disrupted schooling to joblessness and drug overdoses.
Clapton mentioned what disturbs him probably the most in regards to the pandemic response is coercion. NHS propaganda adverts within the U.Okay. featured images of sick, aged folks with sayings like “Look him in the eyes and tell him the risk isn’t real.” “That’s very dark, it’s victimization is what it is,” Clapton mentioned, including:15
“The trick they got together with their propaganda was making it so you’re responsible for other people’s lives. So, I can be labeled a murderer and people would really believe that. That’s powerful. It’s very clever.”
COVID-19 anxiety syndrome has additionally now manifested in lots of, which refers to pandemic-related psychological misery which will persist lengthy past the pandemic, interfering with every day life.16 Clapton mentioned he suffers from this but it surely was worse when he was following the information. Now, he doesn’t watch tv. This psychological struggling is a key management mechanism, Clapton mentioned, referencing George Orwell’s “1984”:
“It’s so true. There’s so much of the sickness is in our heads now. We’ve become weak. If we’re talking about freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of choice with the vaccine, for instance, then the opposite of that is what we’re experiencing if you take that away.”
Clapton believes extra folks aren’t talking out due to concern of reprisal in the event that they go in opposition to the official narrative, together with reprisal from their very own household. While Clapton mentioned he’s felt some degree of alienation as a result of his views, in his case, he mentioned, “My fear is about what will they do to my children? My fear about vaccination is what will it do to my children?”