VACCINES AND THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY

Those who accept vaccination believe they are contributing to herd immunity and protecting others while those who refuse or defer vaccination for whatever reason are seen as selfish, uneducated, naïve and dangerous. The unvaccinated are  now increasingly and vociferously portrayed as antisocial, endangering others. Social engineering is essential in order to achieve the objective of mass vaccination, by stereotyping and dehumanising those for whom the jury is still out. Humanity responds to emotional triggers whether at a personal or a collective level when significant events trigger our unresolved fears. The current pandemic is creating vulnerability as conscious and subconscious fears arise, we must have a care not to allow our understandable concerns to be exploited by those with questionable motives.

The public’s ready acceptance of blatant censorship under the pretext of “controlling misinformation” has shocked many by its speed. Only one voice is now allowed to be heard,  as websites with millions of followers seeking information are censored and social media accounts are blacklisted or removed. Science is in a dilemma as eminent professors, virologists and scientists who dare to warn of the need for caution risk losing funding, jobs, licenses and reputations in any attempt to provide information which conflicts with the mainstream line. Latest data shows that those who were previously infected with Covid have robust, long lasting immunity to variants while vaccine induced antibodies are temporary and specific to each variant and so will require “boosters” against endless new variants.

In the Middle Ages ‘heresy’ (an opinion which rejects the orthodox view) was defined as a crime, punishable by imprisonment, torture and death for millions. Today the unvaccinated have become the heretics of our time, assumed, often wrongly,  to be anti vaxxers they are increasingly viewed as pariahs, a sub class to be denounced, shunned or worse. Social media and newscasts are replete with comments describing the unvaccinated as ‘super spreaders’ with the American President accusing Facebook of ‘killing people’ by disseminating perceived misinformation about vaccine safety.

The mantra of science is repeatedly invoked by the mainstream, forgetful that science has been found to be on the wrong side of history on many occasions, not least through the rise of the pharmaceutical industry. We have learned to our cost and too late that antibiotics are known to result in higher mutation rates in bacteria due to adaptive evolution, leading to antibiotic resistance and a current dilemma in health care. Similarly vaccines can push viruses to mutate and it will be years before the long term effects of genetic modification and the novel mRNA vaccine are known.

THE WEST REPEATEDLY CRITICISES REGIMES WHICH DO NOT ALLOW DISSENT OR FREE SPEECH, WHILE FAILING TO SEE THE HYPOCRISY OF A MEDIA WHICH HAS STIFLED ALL OPPOSING VIEWS.

 

The goal of a mass vaccination programme raises the question: How to influence the population in order to gain the required response? Whether the social program is engineered or opportunistic, a successful outcome is assured by following the historical precedence of ‘Divide and Conquer’.

  • Prejudiced information is widely disseminated.
  • Opposing views are discredited along with the professionals who offer them.
  • Censorship is widely employed utilising the media, publishing, journalism…
  • Threats used of essential restriction, job loss, social interaction, education and travel
  • Mental confusion and emotional conflict is created through conflicting advice
  • A target group is identified to focus blame.
  • Dehumanising language is used to isolate and separate.

We live in worrying times and have seen examples in this century of what can occur when individuals or regimes demonise those perceived to be a threat. Propaganda and censorship go hand in hand and are achieved by stealth unless opposed.The term McCarthyism which required American citizens wrongly accused of being members of the Communist Party to submit to loyalty tests to gain or keep employment began with censorship and ended with thousands of innocent workers blacklisted. Homosexuality was classified a psychiatric illness in the 50s and became framed through propaganda as a dangerous, contagious disease which posed a threat to society, and family values, resulting in thousands being harassed and even imprisoned.

When the Nazi regime came to power in 1933 the German Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of the press, the Nazis abolished these civil rights, destroying German democracy almost overnight. Censorship was used to control  magazines, books, art, theatre, music, movies, and radio, closing down or taking over newspapers and dictating what appeared in the news. Complacency is the disease which results in blind obedience and kills democracy.

Dynamics of mass consciousness: Creating and targeting an under class deemed to be subversive is but one step away from inciting actual violence perpetrated upon the perceived enemy. The masses are always led by a vocal minority, a vociferous portion inflame the passions, while the majority remain silent and conform in seeming agreement. Majority support is not required, the appearance of support is enough, the silence of the majority is taken for consent. Declaring someone or something to be an acceptable target has a predictable outcome, first verbally and then physically. Once a tipping point is reached, the dynamic cannot be controlled, it is never passive; anger and concern erupt as action. In the event of civil unrest any government is required to step in…

“All that is required for evil to flourish is that good men stand by and do nothing”

Our current worship of the ‘god’ of technology is herding us towards technological authoritarianism, ably used and accepted as an effective tool in ‘managing the pandemic’.This coupled with unwillingness to accept personal responsibility for our well being and the future of our children has led to dependency, a lemming like belief in those we have given authority to. We await instruction, believing whatever we are told, collectively racing for the cliff.

This is a moment in which humanity will decide its future, we are sleep walking towards extinction while having greater access to knowledge than ever before if we choose to listen. When we hear we can each decide what to believe… why would we fear any message which might change our mind?   

 

COVID – FOLLOW THE MONEY

INVESTIGATORS SEEKING EVIDENCE TO CLARIFY ANY WRONG DOING LOVE A PAPER TRAIL….

Dr David Martin is Chairman of EMCAM Risk management, Underwriters of the world’s intangible assets in 168 countries, track and  trace Patent applications, Federal grants and government e records around the world, to monitor financial and corporate responsibility. Dr Martin has shared US  Patent records with the scientific community, recording the twenty year history leading up to Covid-19. This is a long video, if even part of it is true there are profound implications. Key points are below.  See video  

September 2000 – EMCAM was part of the investigation into the origins of the anthrax outbreak in the US and the unusual behaviour around ciprofloxacin, the drug manufactured by Bayers one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, used as a potential treatment for anthrax. In the Fall 0f 2001 EMCAM began monitoring an enormous number of bacterial pathogens being patented through government agencies NIH, NIAID, AMRAD (US Armed Services Infectious Disease Programme) and other international agencies who collaborated with them. There were concerns that corona virus was being seen not only as a potential manipulable agent for use as a vaccine vector but was also clearly being considered as a biological weapon candidate.

The US Patent Office is responsible for safe-guarding intellectual property to inventors and businesses, providing a verifiable public record. Documentation in the records of Spring 2020, show 120 pieces of evidence proving a programme of research and development into Corona Virus existing over more than 20 years. Records show that the reported gene sequence stated as ‘novel’ is not in fact new at all, for the Corona virus is not new to the human condition and has for a long time been part of the sequence of proteins that circulate, associated with the common cold. Records also show that SARS, the viral respiratory disease caused by the corona virus is not a natural progression of a zoonotic modification of a corona virus,  in other words it was made in the laboratory.

In 1984, Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The malleability of Corona virus was found to be a potential candidate for HIV vaccines.

  • 1999, Fauci funded the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill laboratory research programme, creating a NIAID built infectious replication of defective corona virus, specifically targeted for human lung epithelia.
  • January 28th, 2000 – US Patent 6372224 was the first vaccine application for Corona virus, made by Pfizer specifically for the S Spike protein. This was a Spike protein vaccine for a canine. (Ralph Berrick Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill worked on 2 target candidates, rabbits and canines.)
  • April 19th 2002 – US Patent Application 7279327 clearly lays out very specific gene sequencing, demonstrating that we knew that the ACE 2 Receptor, the ACE 2 binding Domain, the S1 Spike Protein and other elements of what we have come to know as Covid -19 was not only engineered in the laboratory but could be ‘synthetically modified using gene sequencing technologies, taking computer code and turning it into a pathogen or an intermediary of a pathogen.’  Gene technology to harness corona virus as a VECTOR to distribute HIV vaccine was funded exclusively in the early days.
  • April 2003 – Patent Application 7220852 filed by US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  The entire gene sequence of what became known as Sars Corona virus was filed under this application, justified by their PR team as “so that everyone would be free to research corona virus.”  This was disingenuous and a violation of US Code 35 Section 101 which states that ‘You cannot patent a naturally occurring substance’. The Patent Office rejected the application twice as un-patentable because the gene sequence was already in the public domain having already found 99.9% identity with the  existing corona virus recorded.
  • Patent 46592703P and Patent 776521  included and covered a series of derivative patents of multiple subject matter covering not only the gene sequence of Sars Corona virus but also of the means of detecting it using RTPCR, (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, the most sensitive technique for mRNA detection and quantitation currently available.)
  • Moderna received the spike protein sequence by phone from the vaccine research centre NIAID prior to the definition of the subclade . (a subclade is a  genetic subgrouping)
  • APRIL 2003Patent 7151163 was filed three days later by Sequoia Pharmaceuticals on anti viral agents, treatment and control of infections by corona virus.

THE QUESTION ARISES – HOW COULD THERE BE A TREATMENT FOR SOMETHING ONLY INVENTED 3 DAYS EARLIER?  Answer: The Sequoia Pharmaceuticals patent was issued and published before the initial CDC Patent number 7220852 on corona virus was approved. Patent Office records  available in the public archive office, show that after the initial  CDC Patent was rejected twice, an Appeal fine was paid the Patent Office to keep this information private, patent approval was not given until 2006/7.

‘If you own the patent of the gene itself and you own the patent on its detection you have a cunning advantage of being able to control 100% of the provenance of not only the virus itself but also of its detection: You have entire scientific and message control.’ 

      RICO PATTERN

The RICO Act is a United States federal law defining criminal conspiracy, racketeering  and collusion. Rico provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization, causing some to query the  possibility of a future RICO action. ‘This is the very definition of criminal conspiracy, racketeering and collusion – it is evidence. The degree to which that information could have been known to anyone  except for  insider information is zero, not physically possible. You cannot have information in the future informing something which does not yet exist.’

5TH June 2008  –  DARPA  the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, actively took an interest in corona virus as a biological weapon.

  •  5th June 2008- Ablynx (now a part of Sanofi a French multinational pharmaceutical company) filed a specific number of patents in sequence for the novel feature of the SARS COV 2 virus. They specifically targeted what was called the Polybasic cleavage site, for SARS COV, the novel spike protein and the ACE 2 receptor binding domain allegedly novel to SARS COV 2 .
  •  May 2014 – The part of the NIAID headed by Fauci, awarded a $3.4 million grant to the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance working in partnership with Wuhan bio security lab China. This was later withdrawn.
  • November  24  2015  – Patent application 9193780 was made after the ‘gain of function moratorium’ of 2014 when funding was paused due to concerns by leading scientists regarding unacceptable risks of creating a pandemic.

Moderna then began negotiating with Arbutis Pharmaceuticals and Acuitas, two Canadian companies who owned the patent on the lipid nanoparticle required to deliver the injection of the mrna fragment.

  • November 2015 Moderna entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with Chapel Hill North Carolina University with respect of using the lipid nanoparticle to facilitate delivery of the spike protein. A potential candidate vaccine before a pathogen release had supposedly occurred.
  • 2016  Ralph Berrick published his paper stating that SARS Corona Virus was poised for human emergence, stating in a speech  ‘You can make a lot of money with this’.
  • 2016/17/19 – A  series of patents all covering not only the rna strands but sub components of gene strands, were all issued to Ablynx and Sanofi.

The Bidol Rights Act states that if the US government has paid for research it is entitled to benefit from the research as their right or at their whim. So why in 2017/2018 does NIAID  have to take ownership of the patent that they already have rights to and file a certificate of ownership? Perhaps due to the complexity of 73 Patent applications which existed by 2016 from multi national pharmaceutical companies, morphing and vying for commercial exploitation.

Sequoia Pharmaceuticals  is engaged in the discovery and development of antiviral therapeutics, focusing on combating drug-resistant viruses and Ablynx Pharmaceuticals is engaged in the discovery and development of nano-bodies. Ablynx is a subsidiary of Sanofi the fifth largest  pharmaceutical company in the world.

SEQUOIA AND ABLYNX BOTH ULTIMATELY BECAME ROLLED INTO

PROPRIETARY HOLDINGS OF PFIZER AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON

  • 2018 – Patent 7279327 on the recombitant nature of lung targeted corona virus was transferred from the University of N Carolina to NIH, the US National Institute of Health.
  • March 2019 – Moderna  suddenly revitalised and amended 4 failed Patent filings to specifically make reference to ‘a deliberate or accidental release of corona virus’  to begin the process of vaccine development.
  • November 2019 – University of Carolina and Moderna began the sequencing of a spike protein on the single patent required to develop the Vaccine Research mandate.
  • August 2020 – Funding of  $7.5 million was reinstated for Echo Health Alliance with  stringent precautions. Peter Dazsak, the Chairman stated “we have an ongoing collaboration, we have data that we’ve gathered over 15 years of working in China — 5 years under a previous grant from the NIH — which haven’t been published yet”

Peter Dazsak was also part of the World Health Organisation team investigating the source of the Covid-19 outbreak. He is  quoted in 2015  We need to increase public understanding of the need for medical counter measures such as a pan corona virus vaccine..a key driver is the media and the economics will follow the hype. We need to use that hype to our advantage to get to the real issues- investors who will respond if they see profit at the end of the process”

The old adage comes to mind

CREATE THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE THE SOLUTION

 

Listen to: ‘Wake up Ye Sleepers’ – Clann Destiny Macwestie

 

See also:

Censorship- Silencing the Covid Whistle Blowers

Covid Vaccine – A ‘Clever Trick’?

 

CENSORSHIP – SILENCING THE COVID WHISTLE BLOWERS

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WHEN WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE SILENCED WE MUST QUESTION THE AGENDA – CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL. Rather than  listen to arguments for and against the vaccine why would we dismiss warnings from eminent pro vaccine scientists with proven track records? … Continue reading

COVID VACCINE – A ‘CLEVER TRICK’?

TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS WE MUST BE INFORMED

The new mRNA vaccines have been described as ‘a way of tricking the immune system’ by delivering lipid nanoparticles, fatty molecular envelopes, as a  mechanism to help strands of mRNA evade the body’s biological gatekeepers. Paula Cannon, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine commented:  “The immune system is incredibly complicated and it’s different from person to person… “There’s always a concern when you are trying to trick the immune system — which is what a vaccine does — that you could have unintended side effects,”

19-year-old Simone Scott received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine on May 1st.  Within hours she became ill and was hospitalised, developing  what her doctors believe was myocarditis, a rare inflammation of the heart muscle. Simone underwent a heart transplant one month later and died on May 11th.

 13-year-old Jacob Clynick of Michigan died June 16, three days after he received his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, “he had no known health problems and was on no medications.”  Preliminary autopsy results indicated that following his vaccination, Jacob’s heart became enlarged and was surrounded by fluid — symptoms similar to those documented in other teen boys who experienced myocarditis following COVID vaccination. A family member stated “If Jacob had not received the 2nd shot, we believe he would be alive today.”

Justin Harrington, a 21-year-old New Jersey student, suffered severe heart inflammation within 8 to 12 hours of receiving his second dose of Moderna’s COVID vaccine. Justin’s  school required him to get the vaccine in order to attend classes in the fall. Justin’s father, Timothy Harrington, said his son felt different after the second shot. “Every time his heart beat it hurt and he felt pressure,.. “Then he developed heart pain down both arms.” Two days after Justin received the second shot, his father took him to the emergency room at Morristown Memorial Hospital because the symptoms had worsened. “The physicians weren’t connecting it to the vaccine until I informed the doctors my son just got the vaccine, and shared with them the information I had found on myocarditis,” Justin now has minor scarring on his heart and Harrington said even though his son has been released, he still has chest pain and his life is not the same. “He has to wear a heart monitor and take four different medications for six months…He has to sleep propped up, can’t exert himself so is unable to work.” Doctors hope they caught it early enough that there will be no other issues but this is uncertain.

  • On June 2, the Israeli Health Minister said that a  “probable” link  had been found between Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and rare cases of heart inflammation in young men . Israeli health officials first flagged the issue in April, when they reported more than 60 cases, mostly in young men who had received their second dose of vaccine.
  • Officials at the European Medicines Agency said on May 28, they had received 107 reports of myocarditis following the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Europe has lower rates of vaccination for young people.
  •  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – a total of 475 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were recorded in patients 30 and younger. CDC data showed 196 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis among 18 to 24-year-olds through May 31, compared with an expected rate of between 8 and 83 cases.

A search in the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) reveals 900 cases of pericarditis and myocarditis reported in the U.S. among all age groups following COVID vaccination, between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 4, 2021. An emergency meeting of its advisers was called for June 18.  Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, confirmed there had been “a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation among young people recently vaccinated with their second doses of the mRNA vaccine.

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUND THAT PEOPLE PREVIOUSLY INFECTED WITH SARS-CoV-2 WERE LESS LIKLEY TO BE REINFECTED THAN FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD NEVER HAD THE VIRUS.

Studies also suggest that people who’ve already had the disease or were recently infected are more at risk of severe adverse reactions i.e. a potential risk of harm if  vaccinated at a vulnerable time.  Since the vaccine is intended to trigger an immune response it is not unreasonable to assume that those who may already have natural immunity due to previous  or current infection might be at increased risk when later vaccinated and we often have no way of knowing whether a person was previously infected but asymptomatic. In such cases the body will trigger an exaggerated immune response with potential damage to organs and tissues where there is vulnerability. This is the  reaction seen in increased rates of blood clots causing stroke and heart attack in a minority of those vaccinated.

According to researchers at the National Organization for Rare Disorders, myocarditis can result from infections but “more commonly the myocarditis is a result of the body’s immune reaction to the initial heart damage.”  The link between myocarditis currently under investigation is as yet unproven, we must hope that the vaccine itself does not prove to be the agent initially responsible for attacking the heart muscle, initiating an exaggerated immune response which is difficult to control. The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will be advising against pressing ahead with a vaccination campaign for teenagers.

Moderna denies any link between vaccine and heart inflammation. While acknowledging Covid risk factors, it is vital for each of us to remain alert to the conditions now being investigated as potentially vaccine linked. Without accurate reporting of adverse reactions there is no hope of assessing the true risk factors, it is already too late for some.

Shooting the Messengers:  First published  2021/2/23

Vaccines: More Haste – Less Speed:    First Published 2021/01/10

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HAS COVID MADE US MORE – OR LESS SPIRITUAL?

In 2019, 7% of the world population stated that they are either atheist or agnostic with a noticeable increase in the West. The decline of church attendance across much of the world  does not  however reflect belief  but affiliation. Whether or not they ascribe to a mainstream religion, the vast majority of the global population state a belief in a Creator or a Supreme Intelligence. There is if anything, a growing awareness and belief in the existence of the soul and its continuation beyond death.

Religiously Unaffiliated

The religiously unaffiliated number 1.1 billion, which accounts for about one-in-six (16%) of people worldwide. Perception and results are skewed when non affiliation is confused with agnosticism or atheism. These numbers can include people who do not identify with any particular religion but may have a strong faith, for example the growing number who consider themselves Christian but do not attend church or may follow ‘New Age’ movements. For example, belief in God or a higher power is shared by 7% of Chinese unaffiliated adults, 30% of French unaffiliated adults and 68% of unaffiliated U.S. adults.

ANOMALIES SHOWN BY EVERY POLL SUGGEST A RADICAL SHIFT IN SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION INDICATING THAT THE RIGHT QUESTION IS NOT BEING ASKED.

2004 survey by the BBC in 10 countries showed the proportion of the population “who don’t believe in God” to be close to 17% with 8% specifically stating that they consider themselves to be “atheists” however almost 30% of all atheists surveyed said they sometimes prayed.

2012 Pew Research Center’s Global Study of 230 countries and territories indicated 16% of the world’s population is not affiliated with a religion, while 84% are.  Almost one quarter, 23% of those with no religious identity (including atheists and agnostics) still believe in a God and maintain various religious beliefs and practices.

  • A majority (53%) of Canadians stated a belief in God however 28% of Protestants, 33% of Catholics, and 23% of those who attended weekly religious services did not.
  • In the United States, only 5% of the population did not have a belief in a god, yet out of that small group only 24% self-identified as “atheist”.
  • In the Netherlands, 41.1% of “convinced atheists” stated a belief in telepathy, 21.1% in reincarnation, 13.3% in life after death, and 1.6% in Heaven!
  • China has State atheism and by far the largest global percentage of those ascribing to atheism, however 85% of the population state that they practice various kinds of religious behaviours with some regularity.

2018 by Gallup International Poll  to explore religious tendencies of 66,000 people in 68 countries across the world:  62% of people  defined themselves as religious, however 74% of respondents said they believe people have souls and 54% believe in life after death.

Map showing global religous affiliation  

Grey denotes agnostic or atheist.

 

  1. Christianity (blue) dominates  the Americas, Europe and the southern half of Africa.
  2. Islam (green) is the top religion in a string of countries from northern Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia.
  3. India stands out as a huge Hindu bloc (dark orange).
  4. Buddhism (light orange) is the majority religion in South East Asia and Japan.
  5. Israel is the world’s only majority-Jewish state (75% Jewish with 18% Muslim) along with  a significant Jewish presence (20%, with 80% Muslim) in the West Bank.Counted as one country, the Jewish majority would drop to around 55%.

Grey areas: United States is majority Christian, but the atheist/agnostic share of its population alone is bigger than the total population of most other countries. China has the highest percentage of atheists in the world with 67% not believing in religion. Seven out ten people are atheists, more than double that of any other country with 23% considering themselves as non-religious people. A mere 9% identify as religious in China. In comparison, only 1% of people in Thailand and 2% in India define themselves as atheists.

Map shows religous affiliation in Europe 

Grey denotes agnostic or atheist

A glance at the European map shows Sweden, the Czech Republic, the UK, Germany and France as the next least religious countries. In Sweden 18% of people define themselves as atheist and 55% as non-religious,  the Czech Republic is 25% atheist and 47% non-religious. In the UK, 11% of people claim to be atheist and 58% non-religious.

 

July 2020: Pew Research Centre for ‘The importance of Prayer and God in life’

Religious commitment is lower in places where life is easier. Higher levels of wealth typically denote lower levels of prayer. In every surveyed country with a GDP of more than $30,000 per person, fewer than 40% of adults say they pray every day (except in the United States (where 55% of adults pray daily).

Americans enjoy a high standard of living, high rates of literacy and education, a developed economy and a representative democracy. However, compared with other similarly developed countries, the U.S. has relatively high levels of economic inequality, infant mortality and imprisonment rates. Israel with a markedly higher GDP than the other countries is the only country in the Middle East-North Africa region where fewer than 50% of adults pray every day.

Large-scale catastrophes such as famines, wars and earthquakes spur increases in religious behaviour however research indicates that this allegiance is temporary and not sustained.

  • Gallup surveys dating back nearly 80 years show that in 1939, 39% of Americans aged 40 and older and 36% of U.S. adults younger than 40 claimed to have attended church in the last week. Both groups saw a rise in attendance in the post war period – the early years of the Cold War followed by a decline in the late 1950s as American wealth increased.
  • The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, defined  the 21st century to date. According to Gallup polls, religious attendance the first weekend after the attacks was up six percent from the weekend before. (Walsh 2002) The response was not sustained, November polls were already indicating that church attendance had retreated back to normal levels.
  • The February 2011 earthquake in New Zealand resulted in 185 deaths and thousands of injuries. The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study discovered that people living in the Canterbury region in that period showed an increased religious affiliation of 3.4%. compared with a 1.6% net drop in religious affiliation across the rest of New Zealand.

It will be interesting to see the effect of the Covid epidemic on religous affiliation and perhaps more accurately on spiritual values. Ironically, both demand disciplined practice to be effective.