Chief Coroner Anna Tutton has responded to our recent letter to her. We expressed our grave concerns about the state of the Coronial Service, which is, in effect, being expected to provide a pharmacovigilance function for covid 19 vaccines, but without sufficient knowledge or resources to do so. We offered to meet with her to discuss our concerns and offer suggestions. This was not accepted.
Her reply is disappointing. She explained that Coroners are independent judicial officers (who are appointed by the government rather than elected or chosen by the people) and that pathologists decide what to test during a post-mortem. She suggested that if we had concerns about pathologists being threatened by the MCNZ or about improperly investigated deaths, we should speak to pathologists or the police.
However we are as concerned about the hundreds of sudden unexpected deaths where there is no post mortem, or investigation at all. We are not privy to pathologists’ reports unless they are shared with us so can only approach individual coroners – which we do – when the completed PMs come our way. We cannot speak with most pathologists themselves.
We have already taken our serious concerns about many deaths post-vaccination to the police through a lawyer and been ignored.
We are aware that the recently passed Coroners Amendment Act has watered down the role of the coronial service just at the time when it is needed most.
We are doing our best to get the answers you deserve but this is proving difficult. The citizens of New Zealand need to be demanding answers too.