The Brave Spirit of Scotland—Scottish Vaccine Injury Group with Ruth O’Rafferty

Both the UK and the Scottish Covid–19 public inquiries have given the vaccine-injured the status of core participants, although the UK Inquiry session in which the vaccine-injured were to give evidence has been postponed until January 2025. North of the Border, Lord Brailsford has made a recovery after a period of illness and the Scottish Covid–19 Inquiry has now resumed.

Ruth O'Rafferty is one of the founders of the Scottish Vaccine Injury Group, who support and advocate for Covid-19 vaccine injured or bereaved. The group partners with vaccine injury groups from around the world. As a teacher, Ruth never imagined she would be heading an organisation for the vaccine-injured.

Ruth joins Debi Evans to discuss what made her accept a Covid–19 injection and what the repercussions were for her. What is happening in Scotland for those who are suffering vaccine injuries? How are they being treated by medical professionals, what kind of care and help are they receiving, and what are their hopes for the future?

With huge obstacles to surmount, hurdles to jump and barriers to overcome, Ruth describes how the group is fighting for recognition, justice and compensation. Many Scots have lost their jobs, livelihoods and careers due to vaccine injury, and are struggling to look after their families. Some have even lost members of their families.

The group is thus far self-funded; however, the expense of website domain purchases, leaflets, transport and postage is taking its toll. A new donation page has been set up, and any money received will be very gratefully received and put to good use. The group is also fundraising for a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, infrared/near-infrared light panels, and vagal stimulation devices. Every penny counts. If you would like to make a donation, please click here. Thank you.

We would like to thank everyone who made this interview possible: those within the group who are vaccine injured, Ruth O’Rafferty, and Stephanie Sinclaire, Producer at UK Column.

Other relevant UK Column interviews include:

A Bunch of Flowers for Pfizer

Pfizer Report 89: Based on a Lie—with Chris Flowers