New Zealand takes custody of baby whose parents refused ‘vaccinated blood’


New Zealand’s Supreme Court on Wednesday took custody of an infant whose parents insisted he only receive blood from donors who had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus. A requirement the court said prevented doctors from performing life-saving surgery.

The 6 month old Junge, dubbed “Baby W” in court documents, has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and will need surgery to survive, according to the court order.

“He needs urgent surgery and with every day that the surgery is delayed his heart is under pressure,” the order said, citing one of his doctors.

Baby W’s parents, Cole Reeves and Samantha Savage, had insisted he could only have surgery if the blood used for the operation came from unvaccinated donors. Doctors said using blood donated from outside the normal channels was “impractical” for the situation and having the surgery performed without donated blood was “not an available option”.

With time running out and the With parents still objecting, Judge Ian Gault ruled it was “in Baby W’s best interests” that the court place him in temporary custody until the operation could be completed.

Baby W was placed under the custody of the court from Wednesday until he recovers from surgery, but no later than the end of January. The operation, scheduled for this week, is expected to last 48 hours. Two doctors were appointed as Baby W’s legal representatives to approve the surgery, and Reeves and Savage were appointed as his representatives for “all other purposes.” The doctors said they would “take the parents’ views into account” whenever possible – as long as it didn’t harm “Baby W’s interests”.

The decision was followed by a tense period of several weeks, which the order said was fraught with unsubstantiated claims.

After baby W underwent a procedure in late October, his parents were “dismayed” to learn he needed a blood “fill”. They called for an alternative to be found in the future, as they did not want their child to “receive blood other than blood that does not contain the Pfizer vaccine, mRNA, spike protein, or other associated contaminants,” the statement said the arrangement .

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Reeves and Savage later told health care workers at Starship Hospital in Auckland that they believed spike proteins in the blood of people who had received mRNA vaccines — such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines — ” cause unexpected transfusion-related deaths”.

A meeting between baby W’s parents and doctors in November was “kidnapped by the parental chaperone” who, according to the order, “spread her theory of conspiracies”. The person claimed that infants who had received Transfusions had died at Starship Hospital.

Two days earlier, doctors had met with Savage to explain “that they couldn’t spend more time thinking about their requests,” about baby W getting blood from special donors and stuff the parents must decide whether he agrees to the operation. Savage “became extremely upset,” according to the order, and accused the doctors of cornering her “with no support present.”

Reeves and Savage appeared Wednesday on Infowars, the podcast by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who filed for bankruptcy on Friday after being held liable for lies he told about victims of the 2012 mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. had spread.

“It’s so much bigger than us. It’s so much bigger than the baby. God does not want this to be done to mankind. He doesn’t want that to be done to the baby,” Reeves said a baby was chattering in the background.

“We stand divinely that this is not right,” he added.

Sue Grey, a parent representative and self-proclaimed expert on medicinal cannabis and “biological damage from electromagnetic radiation,” did not respond to a request for comment. Gray has been known to make unsubstantiated claims, particularly about coronavirus vaccines. She told CNN in a statement that after “many hours” of deliberation, Reeves and Savage had concluded that “there was no time for an appeal,” adding that “the priority for the family is until to enjoy a peaceful time with her baby during the surgery and to support him during the surgery.”

Nikki Turner, medical director of the Advisory Center for Immunization at the University of Auckland, said in an affidavit that any components of the vaccine were unlikely to be present in donated blood and that they were not harmful regardless.

Coronavirus vaccines, including those using mRNA technology, have repeatedly proven to be safe and effective tools to combat serious illness caused by Covid-19.

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