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Covid-19 vaccines vs. coronavirus mutations

Beware fake cures: "for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." ~H L Menken

In view of mass spread of Dell variant, Fauci "total vaccination" strategy proved to be a fiasco, unjustified medical experiment on the large part of the USA population (and pushing it on teenagers looks especially questionable). The goal of  "herd immunity" by pushing vaccination is unachievable as Delta (Indian) mutation successfully infects approximately 30-40% people vaccinated with the first generation vaccines (although vaccine in most case supposedly prevents developing virus pneumonia). Delta is now dominant stain of in the USA

 

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Introduction

The necessity of mass vaccination is based on the reliability of the statistic of "infections". But for COVID-19 the statistics of cases is highly suspect. The number of people who have positive PcR test is not equal to the number of infected people. This happened because of high number of false positive due to excessive amplification.

Similarly "excess mortality" stats are subject to political pressure to justify drastic and pretty much ineffective measures taken in fighting Covid-19 epidemic (lockdown now can be viewed as a huge failure of the USA medical establishment, unless they pursued in parallel with fighting COVID-19 some hidden from us goals.

For some  strange reason flu cases completely disappears in 2020. The question is why? We simply do not know the number of cases of virus pneumonia death causes by COVID-19. Official figures provides are biases because hospitals get more money for COVID-19 cases than for other cases. But the fact that the average age of people who died from COVID does not differ from the average age of people who die during each calendar year raises serious questions. Also the figures of "excess mortality" question the drastic reaction to COVID-19, unless you assume the that hidden assumption was that this is accidentally unleashed bioweapon or, at least, accidentally released bioengineered virus. 

So the baseline from which we can judge the efficiency of vaccination is weak or missing.  And that undermines that idea of usefulness of mass vaccination, especially extending  it to all age groups.  For children this is probably a criminal idea. For healthy people younger then, say, 45 it is very questionable idea. You can't completely avoid mortal risks in your life. Car accidents happen and if the probability is on  the same level that question arise, why you need to rush to test this new unproven treatment?  Serious consequences of vaccination happen, although they are rare. But in this case you voluntarily take addition risk to protect yourself from a very tiny risk to have serious complications from COVID-19. This is especially questionable in case of children which are protected category and should not participate in mass medical experiment which COVID-19 vaccination campaign represents: previously there were no any coronavirus vaccines and for a good reason --- this category of viruses constantly mutates.

Deployment in the USA is very strange: there is no test if people have antibodies tot he COVID-19, because if they have what is the rational for getting the vaccine. Vaccination of people who already recovered from COVID-19 is a very questionable idea as natural immunity is the highest level of immunity achievable and no vaccine can approach that.

Now we know that with Delta variant the number of "breakthrious case" -- cases when virus ifects already vaccinated people are significant and the fact alone make the idea of reaching "herd immunity" a fiasco.

Only for people over 65 the value of vaccine has far greater ground then possible risks.  We also need to understadn that even this catagory people need carefully to weight risks. Risk are not the same for the resident of NYC and residents of some distant viallage or even a small town 70 miles from Manhattan.

But with the mass vaccination campaign the key question is: are we fighting the last battle. Coronaviruses mutate and the level of protection of existing vaccines against new variants of the virus is open to review. Spread of Delta variant which by some statistics can infect around 30-40% of vaccinated people (depending on the period of time passes since vaccination and the state of thier  immune system) is a proof of this simple statement.

Another currently unconfirmed danger (discovered initially for Pfizer vaccine) is that it might increase your chances of getting degenerative neurological deceases like Alzheimer, blud clots and myocarditis.  For people younger than, say, 30, the main danger is the development of myocarditis. Pfizer’s COVID vaccine in teens and myocarditis)  Please note that thie changes to get virus pneumonia are negligible and in general taking vaccine in such cases might increase not  decrease the risks they are facing from COVID-19.

There were also several cases in which children died from vaccine or were crippled by it. As children are protected category use of experimental vaccines on children might violate international conventions and should generally be strictly prohibited. They can't give informed consent so use of them as experimental subjects might well be a crime.

I think efficiency of current generation of vaccines will drop over time requiring frequent booster shots. And new virus strains might render the current vaccine partially or totally useless. Time will tell.

Fiasco with  the idea of herd immunity

Fauci and other high level medical bureaucrats promoted idea of held immunity and made a huge bet of the mass deployment of excremental coronavirus vaccines (including completely untested mRNA type of vaccines represented by Pfizer and Moderna vaccines)  from this coronavirus instead of developing effective ways of treatment of the disease. That idea spectacularly backfired with the emergence  of Delta (Indian) variant.  Putting all eggs into one basket is never a good idea. And negligence in developing effective way to treating COVID-19  in a vain hole that vaccines will save the situation in this case was a worse then a blunder, it was a crime.

First of all, we need to state that there were never successful  vaccine against  coronaviruses before. And the current generation of vaccines does not prevent infections with newer mutations such as South African Variant and then Delta (Indian) variant of the virus. The later is well positioned to became dominant in the USA in the autumn of 2021.

Nevertheless experimental vaccines were pushed on the population like there is no tomorrow and this virus is a new Black Death.  Despite the fact that  they were not sufficiently tested, can (and really have) dangerous side effects (increasing cases of killing or severely crippling previously healthy people) and were designed and tested for the oldest (Wuhan) mutation of the virus.

Especially problematic was push of vaccination into three category of patients:

In a way this arrogant recklessness in nothing new. Generally in the USA practice of applying vaccines was always reckless. For some categories of unvaccinated people (immigrant applying for green card) they administer several vaccines at once, which is not a good idea.

The idea behind pushing vaccines for those three categories was the idea of "herd immunity". Which was decimated with the emergence of Delta variant  which will probably became dominant in the USA this autumn, displacing "older" mutations. Preliminarily Israel data (Israel used Pfizer vaccine) suggests  that around 30-40% (the estimate was 36%) of vaccinated individuals can be infected with (and that means spread)  Delta variant. This was the last nail in the coffin of highly questionable (in case of constantly mutating coronaviruses), but heavily  promoted by Fauci and other medical bureaucrats idea of "herd immunity" and, specifically, the idea of vaccinating categories of people mentioned  above (especially vaccination of teenagers, as children are protected category and medical experiment on them are much more questionable activity than medical experiments on adult people, who supposedly can give of deny informed consent). The road to hell is always paved with good intentions.

Moreover some data suggests that Delta variant is more dangerous to vaccinated people than unvaccinated

Fact Check-Claim that vaccinated people are six times more likely to die from the Delta variant than those who are unvaccinated

Critique of this finding by Reuters look weak. I think the finding still stands and is an interesting statistics pointing to the unforeseen danger of vaccination.

Referring to data compiled by Public Health England (PHE) in a technical briefing released on June 18 regarding the SARS-CoV-2 variants (here), the authors of the blogs make several calculations.

On page 12 of the briefing, it shows that 26 people have died since February 1 after testing positive for the Delta variant of the virus, having also been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks. In total, 4,087 tested positive more than two weeks after their second dose. Meanwhile, 35,521 people who were unvaccinated tested positive for the Delta variant and 34 people died.

The authors then divide the number of deaths by the total number of people who tested positive for the Delta variant and found the rate of death to be 0.000957 for unvaccinated individuals and 0.00636 for those who have been inoculated.

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In England, approximately 85% of the adult population have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 65% are fully inoculated, Dr Cevik said.

“When most people are vaccinated, most infections and deaths are expected to be among those vaccinated,” she added.

The vaccination program also prioritised “clinically vulnerable” individuals, and thus the majority of those vaccinated will “disproportionately represent elderly and those with underlying comorbidities, who are already at significant risk of hospitalisation and death,” Dr Cevik, said.

The posts do not consider the overall higher number of cases due to the Delta variant for those who are unvaccinated compared to those who are inoculated (here).

Weaknesses and obvious flaws in the administration of PcR test increase concerns about wide deployment of the coronavirus vaccines

Before we discuss vaccines, let's discuss a little bit weakness of Polymerase chain reaction (PcR)  as a critical of infection with COVID-19. Using high number amplifications is pure Lysenkoism. PcR is a chemical reaction harnessed to detect and identify trace bits of DNA, whether from a virus or bacteria. It have limited value in diagnosing an infection. It has great value for forensic examination in criminal justice and archaeology.  It involves certain number of cycles of amplification of genetic material (this number is called Cr) and this number of critical for determining the validity of the case. Unfortunately medical charlatans like Fauci ignored this this metric, creating what is called "casedemic". 

And in the USA this metric is not supplied with the result of test, the fact which alone justifies firing all the USA high medical bureaucrats without pension.

Major Covid-19 mutations

There are at least half-dozen of widespread coronavirus mutation in circulation and effectiveness of existing vaccines against them is open to review:

  1. D614G mutation. This mutation is believed to have given SARS-CoV-2 more transmutability.  It now dominates the world may be more infectious than the original version. Coronavirus D614G mutation found in 99.9% of cases at US It is believed the D614G strain emerged first in Europe at the start of February 2020 and spread quickly.
  2. Alpha. UK variant (B.1.1.7) It is more transmissible than the wild-type SARS-CoV-2 and was detected in November 2020 from a sample taken in September, during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom; Lineage B.1.1.7 - Wikipedia
  3. Beta. South African (B.1.351) mutation. The South African strain could possibly evade antibodies from COVID-19 survivors and monoclonal drugs as well as existing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Brazilian mutation reinfected COVID-19 survivors, which is bad news for vaccines Johnson and Johnson vaccine proved to be ineffective against this mutation and can prevent infections. See also Lineage B.1.351 - Wikipedia

    On 17 February 2021, Pfizer announced that neutralisation activity was reduced by two thirds for the 501.V2 variant, whilst refraining from making claims about the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing illness as a result of this variant.[91]

    ...In February, Moderna reported that the current vaccine produced only one sixth of the antibodies in response to the South African variant compared with the original virus.

  4. Gamma. The Brazilian coronavirus mutation (P.1 strain) was detected in early January of 2021. Lineage P.1 - Wikipedia The  was identified in travelers returning to Japan. Brazilian mutation reinfected COVID-19 survivors, which is bad news for vaccines – BGR
  5. Delta --  a strain of the coronavirus first identified  in Maharashtra, India on 5 October 2020 and officially named B.1.617. Later it was renamed into Delta. It almost certainly is playing a part in the very sharp spike in the epidemic in India. Has higher infection rate and spread faster. The existing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines does not stop infection but prevent the development of virus pneumonia in infected person. This strain, which as of June 2020 accounted for only around 20% new infections in the USA became dominant in the USA in July of 2021.  If we are to believe that it can infect 30-40% of vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine people it was essentially "check and mate" for Fauci  and other high level medical bureaucrats 100% vaccination of the USA population strategy and his pushing of mRNA vaccines.   Now what? Looks like it also is approximately 60% (or almost twice) more transmissible than the initial strain of the coronavirus. The Delta variant also has split into several sub-variants, including one that is widespread in the United Kingdom. As of July 7, 2021 it became dominant cause of the new infections in the USA accounting for 51.7% of infections, according to estimates from the CDC. (Delta Is Dominant Variant in the U.S., C.D.C. Estimates - The New York Times)
  6. Delta Plus also known as B.1.617.2.1 or AY.1. This new mutation of the Delta variant was first detected in Europe in March. Like the Delta variant, Delta-Plus is extremely infectious but is even more difficult for antibodies to block then Delta variant.   The delta plus variant is a sublineage of the delta variant, with the only  difference having an additional mutation, K417N, in the virus’ spike protein, the protein that allows it to infect healthy cells. This mutation is also found in the beta and gamma variants, which researchers first identified in South Africa(beta) and Brazil, respectively. . The Beta variant with this mutation has shown the best among the existing mutation  ability to escape the antibodies conferred by COVID vaccination. Thus like South African variant is has further advantages in infected already vaccinated people Delta plus variant of SARS-CoV-2- What do we know so far In other words, there’s the possibility COVID vaccines will not protect against this mutation effectively creating large enough pool of infected people which will allow the virus to spread even in vaccinated with the current generation of vaccines population:

    ...virologist Dr. Jeremy Kamil, from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, suggested to the BBC that “Delta plus might have a slight advantage at infecting and spreading between people who were previously infected earlier during the pandemic or who have weak or incomplete vaccine immunity.” But he also noted that this is not much different from the delta variant.

    Other experts have also raised the third point, about the variant’s potential to reduce the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody treatments. These include therapies such as the bamlanivimab and etesevimab and REGN-COV2 combination therapies, which researchers have shown to be beneficial in treating mild to moderate COVID-19 when given early during the course of the disease.

    However, this reduced effectiveness “is not a major difference, as the therapy itself is investigational and few are eligible for this treatment,” said epidemiologist and vaccine expert Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya in a CNBC interview.

    UK researchers found the Pfizer vaccine prevents hospitalization in  33% infected with Delta patients after a single shot, and 88% after both doses. In the case of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the efficacy was just 33% after the first dose but went up to 60% after the second dose.
     

  7. Less common or emerging mutations (Tracking Variants)

Wikipedia listed the following mutation as major varints of the virus Variants of SARS-CoV-2 - Wikipedia

 

More of Delta variant: the return of indoor masks

The most distinctive property of Delta variant is high infection rate and the ability to infect already vaccinated individuals. This is especially true for those who were vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine which is dominant in the USA and several other countries (Israel) for which Israel officials suggested that 30-40% of vaccinated can be infected and spread the virus.  Israel officials are toying with the idea of booster shorts due to this threat. The key here is the rate of infection of already vaccinated, not the fact that hospitalizations and death stats decoupled from new cases stats. If the significant percentage of vaccinated can be infected by Delta (say, over 20%) that could well be  the last nail into the coffin of "herd immunity" delusion promoted by Fauci and other high level medical bureaucrats. There were never herd immunity from coronaviruses as they mutate  too quickly to achieve it.  That does not means that vaccination is useless, especially for those who live in big cities and use public transportation or need to meet customers during each working way. But that makes the idea of "total vaccination" effort including  children over 12 as useless as quarantine efforts before widespread riots.  According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)  it has greter then other mutations (with the exception of Sourth Aftran variant) to infect already vaccinatedpeople ( Delta variant of SARS-COV-2- Delta variant responsible for breakthrough infections- ICMR, Health News, ET HealthWorld)

The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of Covid-19 but only 9.8% cases required hospitalisation and fatality was observed in only 0.4% cases, according to a new ICMR study. Breakthrough infection is if one gets infected even after immunisation.

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Two new SARS-CoV-2 variants Delta AY.1 and AY.2 were also identified in these study samples. “Delta AY.1 and AY.2 is characterized by the presence of K417N mutation in the spike protein region. K417N, E484K, L452R, and E484Q are the mutations known to disrupt receptor binding domain (RBD) binding capacity and make them more infectious by immune escape mechanisms against the current vaccines. This indicates improved virus fitness to evade immune responses and survive against the vaccines,” the study said.

As of July 2021 it became dominant variant of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the USA displacing alpha variant (variant B.1.1.7), which previously dominated. As of July 19 New York City health officials say the delta variant is now responsible for 69% of COVID cases citywide but they are still pushing for total vaccination  (De Blasio Says Mask Mandate Not The Solution To Growing COVID Cases, ‘Vaccination Is’):

City Council member Mark Levine, the chair of the health committee, took to Twitter. “It’s time to renew the indoor mask mandate, including for those who are vax’d,” he wrote.

Mark D. Levine @MarkLevineNYC

Jul 17

Cases are rising in NYC (up 2x+ in past 2 weeks), driven by delta. Indoor mask use in NYC is falling—in delis, stores, subways, movie theaters etc.

We need to reverse this trend. It's time to renew the indoor mask mandate, including for those who are vax'd.

The rule of thumb should be: in indoor settings where there's no screening for vax/test status, everyone should wear a mask.

This must include vax'd because there's a very small chance they can still receive/transmit, & because we need mask solidarity. Otherwise it doesn't work.

Remember that indoor masking protects many people who are vulnerable—kids, the immunocompromised, workers.

NYC needs to act *now* to slow delta because in other places with vax rates comparable to ours, hospitalizations started to rise (overwhelmingly among unvax'd) a few weeks after rise in cases. e.g. San Francisco...

According to Guardian Delta variant rapidly gaining ground in US west  "Authorities in Los Angeles county said that the Delta variant was responsible for almost half of genetically sequenced variants, the New York Times reported. The county’s public health guidance said on 28 June that it “strongly recommends” masking indoors – regardless of vaccination status – due to increased circulation of the Delta variant."

See Lineage B.1.617 - Wikipedia

The B.1.617 genome has 13 mutations which produce alterations in its coding.[10] Three of them, all of which are in the virus's spike protein code, are of great concern:

Mutation of coronavirus as a limiting factor in the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccines

Goethe once said that "We in reality only know when we doubt a little. With knowledge comes doubt."

If we assume that Covid-19 will eventually become seasonal disease with new strains appearing each year, the rational behind mass vaccination became more shaky.  For example for South African (B.1.351) mutation existing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are considerably less efficient (3 and 6 time less efficient) Lineage B.1.351 - Wikipedia

On 17 February 2021, Pfizer announced that neutralisation activity was reduced by two thirds for the 501.V2 variant, whilst refraining from making claims about the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing illness as a result of this variant.[91]

...In February, Moderna reported that the current vaccine produced only one sixth of the antibodies in response to the South African variant compared with the original virus.

Indian (Delta) mutation, which as of June 202 accounts for around 20% new infections in the USA will probably dominant in the USA in autumn of 2021,  was essentially check and mate for Fauci 100% vaccination of the USA population strategy and his pushing of mRNA vaccines: the existing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines does not stop infection in a vaccinated persons, so they can spread the virus. It looks like they only prevent the development of virus pneumonia in infected vaccinated person. And even that is questionable assumption. 

Indian (Delta) mutation, which as of June 2020 accounts for around 20% new infections in the USA will probably dominant in the USA in autumn of 2021,  was essentially check and mate for Fauci 100% vaccination of the USA population strategy and his pushing of mRNA vaccines: the existing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines does not stop infection in a vaccinated person (so he/she can spread the virus) they only prevent the development of virus pneumonia in infected vaccinated person.

If vaccine does not provide multiyear protection and protection from the all strains of this coronavirus the evaluation of the vaccines should change and became more conservative.  The problem here is not only side effects of vaccination by completely new gene therapy mechanism, but also that vaccinated people create a reservoir in which new mutations can develop. Currently there are proven side effect of Phizer and Moderna vaccine on young person -- some of healthy young persons develop myocarditis and pericaditis after the vaccinations.

Another problem are blood clots. Which can kill a healthy vaccinated person. Occurrences are rare, but around 6K vaccinated persons died or have irreparable health damage after the vaccination in the USA in June 2021.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold. Most previously known coronaviruses are seasonal. Some of previous coronaviruses were very nasty so in this sense COVID-19 does not open some new page, that requires such drastic measures. And antibodies for previous coronavirus help to fight COVID-19 infection. Also as Diamond Princess epidemics of COVID-19 proved some people are naturally immune and do not fall ill even in the most adverse circumstances with the tremendous amount of virus particles exposure.

How vaccines work

Coronaviruses have a spike-like structure on their surface called an S protein. (The spikes create the corona-like, or crown-like, appearance that gives the viruses their name.) The S protein attaches to the surface of human cells. A vaccine that targets this protein would prevent it from binding to human cells and stop the virus from reproducing. This is the key idea of coronavirus vaccines.

Challenges in developing a viable COVID-19 vaccine

The fact that it is possible to create a viable vaccine against COVID-19 is not given, due to high rate of mutation of coronaviruses in general and COVID-19 in particular.

Past research on vaccines for coronaviruses has also identified serious challenges to developing a COVID-19 vaccine, including:

Major types of vaccines

There are three major types of vaccines:

  1. Live vaccines Live vaccines use a weakened (attenuated) form of the germ that causes a disease. This kind of vaccine prompts an immune response without causing disease. The term attenuated means that the vaccine's ability to cause disease has been reduced. Live vaccines are used to protect against measles, mumps, rubella, smallpox and chickenpox. As a result, the infrastructure is in place to develop these kinds of vaccines. However, live virus vaccines often need extensive safety testing. Some live viruses can be transmitted to a person who isn't immunized. This is a concern for people who have weakened immune systems.
  2. Inactivated vaccines Inactivated vaccines use a killed (inactive) version of the germ that causes a disease. This kind of vaccine causes an immune response but not infection. Inactivated vaccines are used to prevent the flu, hepatitis A and rabies.  However, inactivated vaccines may not provide protection that's as strong as that produced by live vaccines. This type of vaccine often requires multiple doses, followed by booster doses, to provide long-term immunity. Producing these types of vaccines might require the handling of large amounts of the infectious virus.
  3. Genetically engineered vaccines This type of vaccine uses genetically engineered RNA or DNA that has instructions for making copies of the S protein. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines us synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA). Strictly speaking they are not vaccines, they are novel delivery mechanism on nucleotide into the human body.  These copies prompt an immune response to the virus. With this approach, no long term immunity is achieved. Coronavirus constantly mutate so the next season you will face a new variation. Exactly like with flu. And that's a problem. It is unclear whether the S protein "vaccination" remains effective against newer variants. It is also unclear local effect of producing proteins can't go haywire and cause negative health consequences for people health

The development of vaccines usually take many years as long term consequences are unclear and side effects usually do not demonstrate itself quickly.  The study of their safety often takes decades. This is especially true when the vaccines involve new technologies that haven't been tested for safety or adapted to allow for mass production.  Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were rushed. One reason is the that government is in bed with Big Pharma forming medical industrial complex. For example, Fauci behaves more like a Big Pharma lobbyist than an independent medical researchers and the head of a very important national institute which should protect the health of Americans. He pushed vaccine over any other treatments. Which, in retrospect, might be a huge mistake, because again the idea of creation of a viable vaccine against rapidly mutating viruses is open for review.

Why does it take so long to establish safety and efficiency of a vaccine? First, a vaccine is tested in animals to see if it works and if it's safe. This testing must follow strict lab guidelines and generally takes three to six months. The manufacturing of vaccines also must follow quality and safety practices. Next comes testing in humans. Small phase I clinical trials evaluate the safety of the vaccine in humans. During phase II, the formulation and doses of the vaccine are established to prove the vaccine's effectiveness. Finally, during phase III, the safety and efficacy of a vaccine need to be demonstrated in a larger group of people.

More on genetically engineered vaccines

Again this type of vaccine actually are gene therapies and this is a completely new  type of vaccine. Both in case of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines we are talking about using  gene therapy as a vaccination method. Previous gene therapy was used only for life critical diseases like cancer.  So it is natural to be slightly skeptical toward them.

Unconfirmed but very troubling report about RNA-based vaccines is that they can cause "in a long run" degenerative neurological diseases: COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease

This is especially concerning since the Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA vaccine, an untested type of vaccine which creates new proteins and can actually integrate into the human genome, according to a report from the National Library of Medicine. In other words, degenerative brain conditions may appear at any time in your life after receiving the vaccine.

“The RNA sequence of the vaccine as well as the spike protein target interaction were analyzed for the potential to convert intracellular RNA binding proteins TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) and Fused in Sarcoma (FUS) into their pathologic prion conformations,” explains the report. TDP-43 is a protein known to cause dementia, ALS and even Alzheimer’s, according to Alzpedia. Similarly, the FUS protein is known to cause ALS and Hereditary Essential Tremors, according to the Human Genome Database.

The experiment done for the report was to determine whether or not these two harmful proteins embed themselves into our DNA, as an mRNA vaccine is expected to do. The report determined that “the vaccine RNA has specific sequences that may induce TDP-43 and FUS to fold into their pathologic prion confirmations,” meaning that both proteins have the potential to embed themselves into our DNA and cause harmful neurological diseases.

The report’s abstract summary concludes that “The enclosed finding as well as additional potential risks leads the author to believe that regulatory approval of the RNA based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 was premature and that the vaccine may cause much more harm than benefit.” The report itself ends with this warning: “The vaccine could be a bioweapon and even more dangerous than the original infection.”

National File actually reached out to the CDC to inquire as to why the Pfizer vaccine is still being distributed despite these credible allegations. No response was received prior to publication.

Officially serious adverse effects are rare Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects- What to Know

Serious adverse events are rare

Among participants who received the vaccine and those who got the placebo alike, the reported rate of serious adverse events is less than 0.5 percent , with no significant differences between the two groups.

Four cases of Bell’s palsy have been reported in participants who received the vaccine, while none has been reported in those who got the placebo.

However, those four cases are consistent with the rate of Bell’s palsy in the general population. In other words, there’s no clear evidence that the Bell’s palsy was caused by the vaccine.

Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are very rare, but they can happen. The FDATrusted Source recommends that people who have experienced a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, or to any of its ingredients, should not receive it.

See also Reactions and Adverse Events of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine - CDC

Unsolicited Adverse Events

Reports of lymphadenopathy were imbalanced with 58 more cases in the vaccine group (64) than the placebo group (6); lymphadenopathy is plausibly related to the vaccine. Lymphadenopathy occurred in the arm and neck region and was reported within 2 to 4 days after vaccination. The average duration of lymphadenopathy was approximately 10 days.

Bell’s palsy was reported by four vaccine recipients and none of the placebo recipients. The observed frequency of reported Bell’s palsy in the vaccine group is consistent with the background rate in the general population, and there is no basis upon which to conclude a causal relationship.

Serious Adverse Events

Serious adverse events were defined as any untoward medical occurrence that resulted in death, was life-threatening, required inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, or resulted in persistent disability/incapacity. The proportions of participants who reported at least 1 serious adverse event were 0.6% in the vaccine group and 0.5% in the placebo group. The most common serious adverse events in the vaccine group which were numerically higher than in the placebo group were appendicitis (7 in vaccine vs 2 in placebo), acute myocardial infarction (3 vs 0), and cerebrovascular accident (3 vs 1). Cardiovascular serious adverse events were balanced between vaccine and placebo groups.

Two serious adverse events were considered by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as possibly related to vaccine:

Otherwise, occurrence of severe adverse events involving system organ classes and specific preferred terms were balanced between vaccine and placebo groups.


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[Aug 12, 2021] No, the Unvaccinated Aren't Selfish or Ignorant. Here's Why I'm not Vaxxed - Opinion by Suri Kinzbrunner

Aug 10, 2021
Aug 12, 2021 | www.msn.com

I'm not vaccinated against COVID-19. The decision wasn't a drastic one; I thought of it as a personal decision that every person should make in consultation with a trusted health professional, which is what I did. It didn't occur to me that this decision merited justification to others. But that was before the current climate of social and political pressure, before the Delta surge, and before unvaccinated people like me started getting blamed for vaccine-resistant variants. Now I feel that explaining my decision has become necessary.

In explaining my decision, my hope is not to convince people to change their minds about whether to vaccinate but rather to help others understand why some may choose differently.

Let me start by saying that I agree that the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in reducing the severity of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. In general, I am supportive of the availability and accessibility of safe, potentially life saving medications and preventative measures for anyone at risk of any serious illness. The more options when it comes to preventing and treating COVID-19, the better! But this does not mean that all options should necessarily be utilized by all people en masse, and this is how I arrived at my current decision to opt out of the vaccine.

The reported adverse events and risks of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are rare, and most people don't seem to have any serious adverse reactions. But though rare, the risks are still real . Cardiac issues, blood clotting, stroke, and autoimmune disorders are all acknowledged adverse events that can occur as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A colleague of my parents reportedly died from complications of the Moderna vaccine, a friend suffered from deep vein thrombosis, and a teenage nephew of another friend now has chronic cardiac issues. These are three examples from my immediate network of family and friends, and I know many others with their own stories. And while it's true that these are anecdotes and do not represent the majority, they are powerful nonetheless.

Now, we know that age, weight, and other comorbidities play a role in how COVID-19 impacts the individual, and for someone at serious risk from COVID-19, these rare risks are probably worth it. But what about for someone who is not at risk from COVID-19? The risk/benefit analysis for otherwise healthy, young individuals may be a different calculus.

Public health messaging has consistently portrayed the vaccines are safe and effective, and therefore everyone eligible should get vaccinated. But companies like Moderna and Pfizer are protected from lawsuits related to their COVID-19 vaccines until 2024.

It's just one of the many facets of the inconsistent public health messaging and moving of goalposts when it comes to the vaccine and herd immunity, which makes it hard to trust such guidance. A cocktail of mixed messages on who is at risk from COVID-19 and dubious masking guidance coupled with a lack of clear messaging on what exactly is the goal and rationale of these measures and policies adds to the skepticism many of us feel. The focus has now shifted from deaths and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 to a new hyper-focus on breakthrough cases, though the majority of them are benign.

But even while the experts push the vaccine, they have undermined it by arguing that vaccinated individuals spread the virus as effectively as unvaccinated individuals. It begs the question: If everyone now has to wear a mask because everyone is now back to being suspected asymptomatic carriers, why get the vaccine at all?

The personal risk/benefit analysis still plays a role and preventing serious illness is definitely important, but getting the vaccine to protect others (and calling unvaccinated adults selfish) no longer seems to be relevant if the vaccinated can spread it, too. In fact, some experts have advised only individuals at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 to get vaccinated, in order to prevent the evolution of even more vaccine resistant variants.

Along with the mixed messages is the obvious role that politics has played in COVID-19 policy. There was Kamala Harris saying she wouldn't trust a vaccine produced by President Trump -- then doing an about face. There was the way that Democratic politicians and even the CDC itself justifying Black Lives Matter protests during lockdown while criticizing Trump rallies as "super spreader" events. Most recently former President Obama hosted a huge, maskless birthday party in the midst of renewed mask mandates and concern over the spread of infection.

The inconsistent policies and public responses, the repeated "do as I say, not as I do" from those pushing restrictions, has led many like me to skepticism of any government issued guidance. And adding bribes, mandates, and censorship to the mix has only served to heighten that sense of mistrust. Perhaps most unnerving has been seeing experts who question and warn about adverse reactions to the vaccine being censored or blacklisted.

Why censor the adverse effects? Why not publicize them so we can make informed decisions?

Still, I didn't arrive at my decision on my own. I am lucky to have a relationship with a health professional who I feel comfortable asking questions without fear of judgment. I trust her guidance, having built a history with her and knowing that she has my best interests in mind. In fact, had she unequivocally recommended the vaccine specifically for me to the best of her clinical judgment, I would have gotten vaccinated that day.

Unequivocal recommendation, however, was not the message I received in my case as a young, otherwise healthy individual, who was also pregnant.

Another doctor I consulted with also generally recommends vaccination, but added that in my case, the concerns are understandable and waiting made sense. He connected me with an obstetrics clinic that has experience treating COVID-19 in pregnancy in the event I should require it, since the location where I normally receive medical care does not offer treatment unless hospitalization is required.

The bottom line for me, and perhaps others who are similarly ambivalent about the COVID-19 vaccine, is that trustworthy information and guidance is key. And those of us opting out of the vaccine are not doing so out of ignorance or selfishness. We have simply been paying attention to the mixed messages, the hypocrisy, the changing standards, and the censoring of counter-evidence. And we have not been convinced that this is something we need to do, for our own good or that of our communities or country.

The COVID-19 vaccine remains one effective tool among many in the fight against COVID-19. Clear, transparent information about what the vaccine does, what its risks and limitations are, and what other options exist especially for prevention and early outpatient treatment are what is needed to restore trust.

The mandates, bribes, social pressure, censorship, and ever changing policies that don't present clear scientific rationale need to stop. But at least the doctor/patient relationship should be prioritized in the meantime, so that we as individuals can make informed decisions for ourselves, enabling us all to emerge sooner rather than later from this seemingly never ending health crisis.

Suri Kinzbrunner previously worked as a teacher and preschool director and is currently homeschooling her 7 children. She studied cognitive neuroscience as an undergraduate at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. and worked briefly in this field before becoming a parent. She is especially passionate about issues related to parenting and education.

The views in this article are the writer's own.

[Aug 12, 2021] More Dangerous Side Effects Potentially Linked To mRNA Vaccines, EU Warns

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Aug 12, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

According to Reuters , three new conditions have been reported by a small number of people after vaccination with jabs from Pfizer and Moderna. The ailments include Erythema multiforme, a form of allergic skin reaction; glomerulonephritis, or kidney inflammation; and nephrotic syndrome, a renal disorder that leads to heavy urinary protein losses. All of the cases are being studied by the EMA to determine whether the vaccines might be linked to the conditions.

[Aug 05, 2021] Pfizer says immunity can drop to 83% within four months in people who got its COVID-19 shot

That probably is not true for Delta variant. Israel data suggest that it stops to something between 60and 70 percents. So approximately one third of vaccinated can be infected with Delta.
Aug 05, 2021 | www.msn.com

The effectiveness of Pfizer's COVID-19 shot can drop to 83.7% within four to six months after getting the second dose of its vaccine. This is the latest indication that vaccine-induced immunity to the virus can wane and some kind of boost may be necessary in the future.

New research published Wednesday as a preprint indicates that the Pfizer Inc. shot provides 96.2% protection for the first two months, 90.1% effectiveness between the second and fourth months, and 83.7% of protection for the fourth, fifth, and six months.

"We will need a booster eight to 12 months from the second dose," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Wednesday, according to a FactSet transcript of the company's second-quarter earnings call.

The drug maker has been making the case for booster shots, citing limited data from its own clinical research and real-world data out of Israel, where Pfizer's vaccine is the predominant shot in circulation.

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When speaking to investors this week, company officials attributed waning immunity levels in Israel to the much earlier vaccination campaign that rolled out in that country. (In fact, Israel announced Thursday that a third dose will now be available to people who are at least 60.) Pfizer also mentioned that there will be data in a few months coming out of the U.K., where doses were sometimes spaced out, that indicates "long-lasting protection."

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Pfizer is expected to generate $33.5 billion in COVID-19 vaccine revenue this year, and Wall Street analysts have already baked boosters into their financial models for Pfizer and BioNTech SE which developed the vaccine with Pfizer.

"The largest remaining uncertainty is whether this third boost is simply the third dose in a three-vaccine schedule to achieve lasting, broad protection or is the first of a periodic (annual) boosted vaccine," SVB Leerink analysts told investors on Thursday.

[Aug 05, 2021] Delta plus and other new mutations of the coronavirus

The fact Delta remains dominant worldwide, and this is a sign Delta Plus might not overtake it soon. Delta Plus (also known as AY.1) has an extra mutation in the code for its spike protein, which helps the coronavirus access human cells. India's health ministry said last month that Delta Plus appeared to spread more easily than Delta and might be able to bind more easily to lung cells or resist antibody drugs.
In the US, Delta Plus cases peaked in late June at less than 5% of the nation's sequenced cases, according to Outbreak.info . Health experts say it's a sign Delta Plus isn't outcompeting other variants.
Public Health England suggested June that there was no evidence Delta Plus' extra mutation made the virus any more severe or reduced vaccine effectiveness relative to Delta.
While Delta seems to have challenged how well vaccines prevent infection and transmission, recent CDC data indicates coronavirus shots still reduce the risk of getting COVID-19 several times, and the risk of hospitalization or death by vaccinated within the last six months by an order of magnitude, although the protective effect of Pfizer and other vaccines fade with time.
Aug 05, 2021 | news.yahoo.com

On Tuesday South Korea announced that it had detected two cases of the Delta Plus variant, one in a man who had recently returned from the U.S., Reuters reports. Some experts believe the Delta Plus variant could be more contagious than the Delta variant.

The Lambda variant, which originated from Peru last year, has already been detected in the U.S.

Recent studies indicated that Lambda could be more resistant to the current COVID-19 vaccines, according to Reuters .

[Aug 03, 2021] Where is the delta variant in the U.S.- This CDC map might give you a clue

Also interesting US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge
Aug 03, 2021 | www.msn.com

The Centers for Disease Control Prevention has a COVID-19 case tracker that shows the percent of the total population vaccinated against COVID-19. The map shows the percent of the total population fully vaccinated and then compares it with the cases per 100,000 people.

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The CDC advises caution about traveling to areas with low vaccination rates and a higher number of cases per 100,000 people.

[Aug 01, 2021] Social pressure in the wrong direction: A hospital in in Missouri, Ozarks Healthcare, had to create a "private setting" for patients afraid of being seen getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Aug 01, 2021 | www.msn.com

Something very strange has been happening in Missouri: A hospital in the state, Ozarks Healthcare, had to create a "private setting" for patients afraid of being seen getting vaccinated against COVID-19. In a video produced by the hospital, the physician Priscilla Frase says, "Several people come in to get vaccinated who have tried to sort of disguise their appearance and even went so far as to say, 'Please, please, please don't let anybody know that I got this vaccine.'" Although they want to protect themselves from the coronavirus and its variants, these patients are desperate to ensure that their vaccine-skeptical friends and family never find out what they have done.

The Atlantic Missouri is suffering one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country. Some hospitals are rapidly running out of ICU beds. To Americans who rushed to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity, some Missourians' desire for secrecy is difficult to understand. It's also difficult to square with the common narrative that vaccine refusal, at least in conservative areas of the country, is driven by a lack of respect or empathy from liberals along the coasts. "Proponents of the vaccine are unwilling or unable to understand the thinking of vaccine skeptics -- or even admit that skeptics may be thinking at all," lamented a recent article in the conservative National Review.

Writers across the political spectrum have urged deference and sympathy toward holdouts' concerns about vaccine side effects and the botched CDC messaging about masking and airborne transmission early in the pandemic. But these takes can't explain why holdouts who receive respect, empathy, and information directly from reliable sources remain unmoved -- or why some people are afraid to tell their loved ones about being vaccinated.

What is going on here? Sociology suggests that pundits and policy makers have been looking at vaccine refusal all wrong: It's not an individual problem, but a social one. That's why individual information outreach and individual incentives -- such as Ohio's Vax-a-Million program, intended to increase vaccine uptake with cash prizes and college scholarships -- haven't worked. Pandemics, by definition, are collective problems. They propagate and kill because people live in communities. As a result, addressing pandemics requires understanding interpersonal dynamics -- not just what promotes trust among people, but which behaviors convey status or lead to ostracism.

Shifting from an individual to a relational perspective helps us understand why people are seeking vaccination in disguise. They want to save face within the very specific set of social ties that sociologists call "reference groups" -- the neighborhoods, churches, workplaces, and friendship networks that help people obtain the income, information, companionship, mutual aid, and other resources they need to live. The price of access to those resources is conformity to group norms. That's why nobody strives for the good opinion of everyone; most people primarily seek the approval of people in their own reference groups.

[Aug 01, 2021] UK scientists believe it is 'almost certain' a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines by Mick Krever

Aug 01, 2021 | www.msn.com

An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government's official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is "almost certain" that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that "leads to current vaccine failure." SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19.

The analysis has not been peer-reviewed, the early research is theoretical, and does not provide any proof that such a variant is in circulation now. Documents like it are released "as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency."

The paper is dated July 26, and was published by the British government on Friday.

The scientists write that because eradication of the virus is "unlikely," they have "high confidence" that variants will continue to emerge. They say it is "almost certain" that there will be "a gradual or punctuated accumulation of antigenic variation that eventually leads to current vaccine failure."

They recommend that authorities continue to reduce virus transmission as much as possible to reduce the chance of a new, vaccine-resistant variant.

They also recommend that research focus on new vaccines that not only prevent hospital admission and disease, but also "induce high and durable levels of mucosal immunity."

The goal, they say, should be "to reduce infection of and transmission from vaccinated individuals," and to "reduce the possibility of variant selection in vaccinated individuals." Research is already underway at several companies that make the Covid-19 vaccines to address new variants.

The views were expressed in a paper "by group of academics on scenarios for the longer term evolution of SARS-CoV-2," and discussed and published by the UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

They write that some variants that have emerged over the past few months "show a reduced susceptibility to vaccine-acquired immunity, though none appears to escape entirely."

But they caution that these variants emerged "before vaccination was widespread," and that "as vaccines become more widespread, the transmission advantage gained by a virus that can evade vaccine-acquired immunity will increase."

This is an issue that SAGE has warned about before.

In minutes from its July 7 meeting, SAGE scientists wrote that "the combination of high prevalence and high levels of vaccination creates the conditions in which an immune escape variant is most likely to emerge." It said at the time that "the likelihood of this happening is unknown, but such a variant would present a significant risk both in the UK and internationally."

[Aug 01, 2021] 2 major San Francisco hospitals reported that 233 staff members tested positive for COVID-19

Aug 01, 2021 | www.msn.com

Hundreds of staffers at two major hospitals in San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus in July, with most of them being breakthrough cases of the highly infectious Delta variant, The New York Times reported Saturday evening.

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center told media outlets that 183 of its 35,000 staffers tested positive. Of those infected, 84% were fully vaccinated, and just two vaccinated staff members required hospitalization for their symptoms.

At Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, at least 50 members out of the total 7,500 hospital staff were infected, with 75-80% of them vaccinated. None of those staffers required hospitalization.

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Day also told ABC7 News that at least 99% of the cases at UCSF were traced back to community spread, but that hospital officials are still investigating and conducting contact tracing.

He added that most of the cases presented mild to moderate symptoms, and some were completely asymptomatic. He said the cases were spread among doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff.

"We sort of are seeing that across the board," he said. "We have so far not detected any patient-to-staff or staff-to-patient transmission right now."

The Delta variant has also been known to spread among vaccinated people in breakthrough cases, prompting the agency this week to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission rates.

The CDC emphasized that getting vaccinated is still highly beneficial and is a crucial component to combatting the coronavirus - even the Delta variant.

"Getting vaccinated continues to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even with Delta," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told media on Tuesday.

[Aug 01, 2021] CDC's new mask guidance for fully vaccinated suggests wearing mask in indoor areas

Aug 01, 2021 | www.msn.com

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A reversal in federal health guidance calling for fully vaccinated individuals to don masks in certain indoor areas amid high and substantial viral spread has left some experts divided.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rolled out the latest guidance on Tuesday, with agency head Dr. Rochelle Walensky citing "worrisome" new science necessitating the update.

"In recent days, I have seen new scientific data from sequenced outbreak investigations showing that the delta variant behaves uniquely differently from past strains of the virus that cause COVID-19," Walensky told reporters over a call. "Information on the delta variant from several states and other countries indicate that in rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others."

[Jul 30, 2021] The Unhinged Fearmongering Over Kids and COVID Has Reached New and Absurd Levels, by Matt Vespa

Notable quotes:
"... If there's any demographic that isn't at risk, it's children. Children were never an issue when it came to COVID. Their caseload was never the majority, the plurality, or even a fraction that you could call 'significant.' ..."
"... If they do contract COVID, it's usually not a bad case. A child's survival rate is a whopping 99.995 percent when it comes to infection. They're virtually bulletproof. ..."
"... Since the start of the pandemic, only 335 kids under the age of 18 have died from COVID. Is one too many? Of course. It's tragic but hardly cause for a national panic. By this logic, we can no longer drive automobiles. Too much death. ..."
"... Schools have also never been a source of super spread. The schools in Irvine, California reopened in September of 2020. A report last March noted at the time, that of the 23,000 students in the Irvine School District, just 17 contracted COVID. How many of the 3,000 employees? Only three. And this was when the vaccine was not readily available. ..."
"... Should people still be careful? Sure, but this isn't a 'Apocalypse Now' mentality. ..."
Jul 20, 2021 | townhall.com

They have nowhere to go. The liberal media and the experts see another avenue to lock us down -- and they're going full bore. The Delta variant, which doesn't make you sicker nor is it more lethal, is a problem for the unvaccinated. But we're not locking down again. No way. There's a midterm election coming up, so no -- not even Joe Biden is going to back such a move. It's the same reason why there will be no mandatory vaccination protocol. There's an election coming up. If this were a national emergency, politics be damned -- everyone gets a shot, right? They're readily available to everyone who can get them. That should be the mindset. It's not. Why? Because obviously, it's not a do-or-die situation. If a mandatory vaccination mandate is being kept in the desk until after an election, it's all politics. We've known this for months.

And now, they're trying to gaslight us on children and COVID. Fellas, I have bad news. We've been paying attention. If there's any demographic that isn't at risk, it's children. Children were never an issue when it came to COVID. Their caseload was never the majority, the plurality, or even a fraction that you could call 'significant.' This notion that children are under threat is science fiction and it doesn't help that a hyper-partisan Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, who was not shy about wanting to declare gun violence a national health issue, is peddling this fearmongering.

The science is clear. Children generally do not get it or spread it. If they do contract COVID, it's usually not a bad case. A child's survival rate is a whopping 99.995 percent when it comes to infection. They're virtually bulletproof.

Since the start of the pandemic, only 335 kids under the age of 18 have died from COVID. Is one too many? Of course. It's tragic but hardly cause for a national panic. By this logic, we can no longer drive automobiles. Too much death.

Schools have also never been a source of super spread. The schools in Irvine, California reopened in September of 2020. A report last March noted at the time, that of the 23,000 students in the Irvine School District, just 17 contracted COVID. How many of the 3,000 employees? Only three. And this was when the vaccine was not readily available.

The vaccines right now are not available for kids under the age of 12. They're not at-risk. They're not carriers. Should people still be careful? Sure, but this isn't a 'Apocalypse Now' mentality. Also, the store-bought masks that people, like Fauci, are saying kids under three should wear don't stop the spread of COVID. Fauci mentioned that in his emails .

[Jul 30, 2021] CDC Data Shows Delta Variant Breakthrough Cases Equally Contagious as In Unvaccinated People

After the virus infects a person itdoes not care whther the person vaccinated or not. The person spread virus like any other infected person, depending of course on the severity of symptoms, which supposedly should be lighter n vaccinated people. Is this so difficult to understand that for vitus any infected person is a lunchpad for infections, vaccinated or unvaccinated... A lot of pseudoscience is typical for neoliberal MSM.
Jul 30, 2021 | www.msn.com

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is equally contagious whether it's contracted by a vaccinated or unvaccinated person.

[Jul 30, 2021] CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak

Jul 30, 2021 | www.msn.com

A week after the crowds descended upon Provincetown, Massachusetts, to celebrate the Fourth of July -- the holiday President Joe Biden hoped would mark the nation's liberation from COVID-19 -- the manager of the Cape Cod beach town said he was aware of "a handful of positive COVID cases among folks" who spent time there.

"We are in touch with the Health Department and Outer Cape Health Services and are closely monitoring the data," Alex Morse told reporters.

The announcement wasn't unusual with roughly half of the country still unvaccinated and flare-ups of the virus popping up in various states.

But within weeks, health officials seemed to be on to something much bigger. The outbreak quickly grew to the hundreds and most of them appeared to be vaccinated.

MORE: Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, ABC News survey finds

As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak. Among those living in Massachusetts, 74% of them were fully immunized, yet officials said the vast majority were also reporting symptoms. Seven people were reported hospitalized.

The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications.

[Jul 30, 2021] CDC Warns Vaccinated People Can Pass COVID to Others

Jul 30, 2021 | www.msn.com

CDC Warns Vaccinated People Can Pass COVID to Others Even if you're vaccinated, you should wear a mask in places of high transmissibility -- and you could give COVID to someone else. These eyebrow-raising facts were revealed yesterday by the CDC.

In response, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky joined SiriusXM's Doctor Radio Reports and opened up to show host Dr. Marc Siegel about the delta variant and evidence that it's something that fully vaccinated people may pass along to others, and the idea of making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory.

Read on for five live-saving pieces of advice -- and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these: Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It .

[Jul 30, 2021] Animals can be a reservoir of COVID-18 and the source of new mutations: researchers Find new COVID Mutations in NYC Sewage, Pointing to Possible Dog, Rat Infections

Jul 30, 2021 | www.msn.com

Their work is funded through a more than $300,000 contract with the city. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with the University of Missouri is assisting in analyzing the data, through a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant .

The team began testing rat feces for the coronavirus to see whether that was the source of the new spike protein mutations -- but nothing matched their initial finding.

They then surveyed the sewage, using a process called "deep sequencing," for animal DNA. They found evidence of various mammals, such as cows, pigs and sheep, which likely came from human food consumption, along with evidence of dogs, cats and rats.

But most of the mutations were found over three different wastewater plants spanning months. That meant the "animal reservoir" would have to be living in or near the sewershed; largely constrained to their geographic location; and in big enough numbers to sustain an epidemic for six months.

The most likely culprits: rats and dogs.

"These novel lineages could be relevant to public health and necessitate further study," the researchers wrote in the study.

As for the mutations themselves, their origin remains an open question.

The researchers hypothesize that since not all COVID-19 cases were diagnosed and not all positive samples were sequenced, the "cryptic lineages" could come from "asymptomatic, vaccinated, immunosuppressed, pediatric, or chronically infected patients who are not being sampled in clinical settings."

COVID-19 could also linger in different areas of the body, such as the gut, long after it's been cleared in other areas, like the respiratory tract -- potentially explaining the presence in wastewater.

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Signs of More Rats

If the new spike protein mutations the researchers discovered points to an outbreak of coronavirus among city rats, they would not be the first animal to contract the virus.

There have been reports of dogs, cats and even a New York City tiger catching the virus, according to the CDC .

A study published Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service found that white-tailed deer populations in New York, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania had coronavirus antibodies, meaning they had previously contracted the virus, although they did not show signs of an active infection.

In November, Denmark culled 17 million minks after the virus jumped from a human handler to the minks, then back to humans. In Michigan, a taxidermist became infected with coronavirus and, after his test results were sent to a lab, it was determined that there was a mutation in his sample that came from an infected mink.

[Jul 29, 2021] Thai study looks at CoronaVac vaccine vs. natural immunity to SARS-COV-2 variants

Jul 29, 2021 | www.news-medical.net

The authors of this study reported that the WT strain of SARS-CoV-2 was best neutralized by Natural Infection 2020 when compared to CoronaVac and Natural Infection 2021 sera. However, the Alpha variant was best neutralized by Natural Infection 2021 sera, when compared to CoronaVac and Natural Infection 2020 sera.

In the case of the Beta variant, this form of SARS-CoV-2 was best neutralized by Natural Infection 2020 and 2021 sera with higher NAb titer levels. Although the Delta variant was neutralized well by Natural Infection 2020 and 2021 sera, levels of NAb titers were much lower when compared with the Alpha and Beta variants.

In summary, the results of the current study indicate that NAb titers elicited by CoronaVac are much lower when compared to natural infection.

[Jul 29, 2021] According to the CDC's guidelines for the fully vaccinated, those infected with the delta variant can spread it to others.

Jul 29, 2021 | www.msn.com

If a vaccinated person experiences any symptoms of COVID-19 listed by the CDC, the public health agency recommends getting tested and isolating from others until a result is received. If the test is positive, an infected vaccinated person should isolate at home for 10 days. According to the CDC's guidelines for the fully vaccinated, those infected with the delta variant can spread it to others.

The existence of breakthrough cases doesn't mean that vaccines aren't doing their job, experts say. In fact, merely coming down with a mild infection rather than a severe one is often evidence that the vaccine is doing its job in helping your immune system fight the virus. Since the existing vaccines were developed to combat the alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2, it makes sense that they're not as effective in combating the delta variant, whose mutations have shown to some extent to evade the immune response from the vaccines. Yet all the COVID-19 vaccines are mostly able to stop the infection worsening.

"In a vaccinated person, what will happen is that we already have cells that very specifically recognize an infected cell, and can aggressively target that infection so that the virus can no longer replicate," said Dr. Nicole Baumgarth, a professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at University of California–Davis. "Even if we cannot stop the infection from happening, [the vaccine] stops it very early in its tracks; the less virus replication you have, the less symptoms you will have, the less disease and it gets easier for the immune system to mop up the little bit of virus."

Signs of infection, like a fever, develop when the immune system has been activated to fight it.

"Some of the signs of disease are actually signs that the immune system has been activated," Baumgarth said. "That's one response to the body to fight the viruses, to increase the temperature."

Baumgarth said it is in fact accurate to think of a breakthrough infection as a "booster shot." However, Baumgarth would not advocate for people to purposely expose themselves to the virus. Yet a mild breakthrough case does build one's immunity against the virus.

Of course, given the possibility of spreading the virus further, it is best not to get infected at all.

[Jul 29, 2021] Israeli study says the Pfizer vaccine is losing effectiveness. But some experts think it's a fluke

Jul 29, 2021 | www.msn.com

Last week, Israel's health ministry released preliminary data suggesting that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine's ability to protect against a mild coronavirus infection may have decreased precipitously, even though it remains effective against severe illness and death from COVID-19. The reason for the decrease in the vaccine's effectiveness may be both because of transient immunity and the virulent delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, which is more adept at overcoming the vaccine's defenses.

The delta variant is now the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Israel, where researchers now estimate that the two-shot Pfizer vaccine is only 39% effective in preventing an infection within the country. That is about half as effective as the vaccine was two weeks ago, when it purportedly exhibited 64% effectiveness against coronavirus infection in Israel -- though at that point in time, the delta variant was less widespread. Upon its public release in late 2020, Pfizer-BioNTech's mRNA vaccine was reported to have an efficacy of 95%.

On a positive note, research data shows that the Pfizer vaccine is still effective at preventing serious illness; at least 88 percent effective in protecting against hospitalization; and 91 percent effective at preventing severe illness.

[Jul 29, 2021] Your Vaccinated Immune System Is Ready for Breakthroughs

The key issue problem is whether Delta can successfully spread in fully vaccinated population? If the answer is yes, then the current policy is stupid. Another important question is whether the current generation of vaccines provides any real benefits for people younger then 30?
In short, the article like this looks like another attempt to change the narrative as it demonstrates abandonment of the previous idea of herd immunity. Suddenly, because of proliferation of breakthrough infections, it is not longer a goal.
Jul 29, 2021 | www.msn.com

Post-vaccination infections, or breakthroughs, might occasionally turn symptomatic , but they aren't shameful or aberrant . They also aren't proof that the shots are failing . These cases are, on average, gentler and less symptomatic; faster-resolving, with less virus lingering -- and, it appears, less likely to pass the pathogen on. The immunity offered by vaccines works in iterations and gradations, not absolutes. It does not make a person completely impervious to infection. It also does not evaporate when a few microbes breach a body's barriers. A breakthrough, despite what it might seem, does not cause our defenses to crumble or even break ; it does not erase the protection that's already been built. Rather than setting up fragile and penetrable shields, vaccines reinforce the defenses we already have , so that we can encounter the virus safely and potentially build further upon that protection.

To understand the anatomy of a breakthrough case, it's helpful to think of the human body as a castle. Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona, compares immunization to reinforcing such a stronghold against assault.

Without vaccination, the castle's defenders have no idea an attack is coming. They might have stationed a few aggressive guard dogs outside, but these mutts aren't terribly discerning: They're the system's innate defenders , fast-acting and brutal, but short-lived and woefully imprecise. They'll sink their teeth into anything they don't recognize, and are easily duped by stealthier invaders. If only quarrelsome canines stand between the virus and the castle's treasures, that's a pretty flimsy first line of defense. But it's essentially the situation that many uninoculated people are in. Other fighters, who operate with more precision and punch -- the body's adaptive cells -- will eventually be roused. Without prior warning, though, they'll come out in full force only after a weeks - long delay , by which time the virus may have run roughshod over everything it can. At that point, the fight may, quite literally, be at a fever pitch, fueling worsening symptoms.

Post-vaccination infections, or breakthroughs, might occasionally turn symptomatic , but they aren't shameful or aberrant . They also aren't proof that the shots are failing . These cases are, on average, gentler and less symptomatic; faster-resolving, with less virus lingering -- and, it appears, less likely to pass the pathogen on. The immunity offered by vaccines works in iterations and gradations, not absolutes. It does not make a person completely impervious to infection. It also does not evaporate when a few microbes breach a body's barriers. A breakthrough, despite what it might seem, does not cause our defenses to crumble or even break ; it does not erase the protection that's already been built. Rather than setting up fragile and penetrable shields, vaccines reinforce the defenses we already have , so that we can encounter the virus safely and potentially build further upon that protection.

To understand the anatomy of a breakthrough case, it's helpful to think of the human body as a castle. Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona, compares immunization to reinforcing such a stronghold against assault.

Without vaccination, the castle's defenders have no idea an attack is coming. They might have stationed a few aggressive guard dogs outside, but these mutts aren't terribly discerning: They're the system's innate defenders , fast-acting and brutal, but short-lived and woefully imprecise. They'll sink their teeth into anything they don't recognize, and are easily duped by stealthier invaders. If only quarrelsome canines stand between the virus and the castle's treasures, that's a pretty flimsy first line of defense. But it's essentially the situation that many uninoculated people are in. Other fighters, who operate with more precision and punch -- the body's adaptive cells -- will eventually be roused. Without prior warning, though, they'll come out in full force only after a weeks - long delay , by which time the virus may have run roughshod over everything it can. At that point, the fight may, quite literally, be at a fever pitch, fueling worsening symptoms.

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The choice isn't about getting vaccinated or getting infected. It's about bolstering our defenses so that we are ready to fight an infection from the best position possible -- with our defensive wits about us, and well-armored bodies in tow.

[Jul 24, 2021] 64 Percent of Unvaccinated Americans Say COVID Shot Ineffective Against Variants- Poll

Jul 24, 2021 | www.msn.com

Out of unvaccinated Americans surveyed in a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 64 percent believe the vaccines are ineffective against variants.

U.S. health officials say the Delta variant has caused 83 percent of new cases in the country, the AP reported. In comparison to those not confident in the vaccine's protection, 86 percent of vaccinated Americans have some belief in the vaccine's effectiveness in the face of variants. Out of the unvaccinated Americans surveyed in the poll, 35 percent said they will probably not get the shots while 45 percent were sure that they never will.

"We always knew some proportion of the population would be difficult to persuade no matter what the data showed, (and) a lot of people are beyond persuasion," said infectious disease specialist Dr. Amesh Adalja who works at Johns Hopkins University.

Only 3 percent said they definitely plan to get vaccinated and 16 percent said they probably will get their doses.

[Jul 24, 2021] The World Health Organization in late June 2021 urged people to again wear masks indoors even those who are fully vaccinated due to the threat of breakthrough infections

Jul 24, 2021 | www.msn.com

With the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization in late June 2021 urged people to again wear masks indoors – even those who are fully vaccinated.

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What's the science behind the WHO recommendation?

There is clear and mounting evidence that – though rare – breakthrough COVID-19 infections can occur, even in the fully vaccinated. This is particularly true with emerging variants of concern.

The CDC has been following these data closely. By mid-July 2021, nearly 60% of the U.S. population age 18 or older had been fully vaccinated. Infections in those who are fully vaccinated are rare, and serious outcomes from COVID-19 in that population are even rarer – though they do still occur. However, the CDC stopped tracking nonhospitalized cases of COVID-19 for people with and without symptoms among fully vaccinated individuals on May 1, 2021.

The risk of infection leading to serious illness and death, however, differs starkly between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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One recent preliminary report from Israel is sobering, however. Before the delta variant became widespread, from January to April 2021 , Israel reported that the Pfizer vaccine was 97% effective in preventing symptomatic disease. However, since June 6 , with the delta variant circulating more widely, the Pfizer vaccine has been 64% effective in preventing symptomatic disease, according to preliminary data reported by Israel's Ministry of Health in early July.

And in another new report that is not yet peer-reviewed , researchers compared blood serum antibodies from people vaccinated with Pfizer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and found that the J&J vaccine lent much lower protection against delta, beta and other variants, compared with the mRNA-based vaccines.

[Jul 24, 2021] In Oregon, about 10 percent of the breakthrough infections reported to the state were in people living in nursing homes or congregate care facilities, and the majority of deaths were older people.

Jul 20, 2021 | newsdeal.in

Despite the power of Covid-19 vaccines in cutting the risk of hospitalization and death from the disease, fully vaccinated people can get very sick and die from the virus in rare cases. Those individuals tend to be older than 65 or have weakened immune systems or other severe medical conditions, an NBC News survey of health officials nationwide found.

"Throughout the pandemic, people who died of Covid-19 were most likely to be older, and that continues to be true with breakthrough cases," a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in an email.

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In Oregon, about 10 percent of the breakthrough infections reported to the state were in people living in nursing homes or congregate care facilities, and the majority of deaths were older people.

[Jul 24, 2021] What Do Breakthrough COVID Cases Tell Us About What s Safe And What s Risky- by Arun Rath

Jul 20, 2021 | www.wgbh.org

By Arun Rath July 19, 2021 All Things Considered SHARE

Shira Doron on All Things Considered | July 19, 2021

COVID-19 cases are trending upwards across the country. In Massachusetts, where vaccination rates are relatively high, cases are still on the rise" and a cluster in Provincetown among mostly vaccinated individuals caused the town to issue a new mask advisory Monday. Tufts Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron spoke with Arun Rath on GBH's All Things Considered about where thing stand in the Commonweath and the nation.

Arun Rath: It probably makes sense to start with today's news out of Provincetown. The town is putting its indoor mask advisory back in place after more than 100 new COVID cases popped up after the July Fourth holiday. What do you make of that uptick and the response?

Shira Doron: Well, the outbreak is unexpected. It's not what we've been seeing. There's quite a bit of transmission there reported between vaccinated individuals. And really, what we've seen so far, has been that, certainly, breakthrough cases occur in vaccinated individuals" usually they have mild symptoms, which we do believe to be the case here" but usually they don't transmit to others, so the fact that there are so many cases" 132 reported" that a good proportion of them are vaccinated and that it appears that there was transmission among them is unusual. And so it makes sense for health authorities there to take some swift and rather aggressive action, at least for the moment, to try to control the outbreak, and then continue to study what might have happened there, because there's still so much we don't know.

Rath: Interesting. So that uptick of 100 cases is as unusual as it sounds, that's sort of why the response is what it is.

Doron: Yes, we really haven't seen anything quite like this yet.

Rath: Are you concerned that we will start to see other incidents like this?

Doron: I hope not. I hope that this was, you know, an anomaly that was probably related to the fact that the delta variant is so very contagious that some people who harbor it have very, very high viral loads in the respiratory tract. The fact that it was a holiday weekend, very crowded bars and nightclubs, some rain that drove people inside more than usual, and that perhaps all of those things came together this one time to cause this outbreak...

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[Jul 23, 2021] GOP Sen. Rand Paul says he refuses to take the COVID-19 vaccine, claims he already has 'natural immunity'

Jul 23, 2021 | www.msn.com

During a WABC 770 AM radio interview with New York businessman John Catsimatidis, Paul, a trained ophthalmologist, said that he made his decision based on the fact that he already contracted COVID-19 in March 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals who previously had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated because there is no timetable for natural immunity.

Paul said that until he feels assured that immunity through vaccination is more effective than natural immunity, he will skip taking any shots.

"Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers, or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I'm not getting vaccinated because I've already had the disease and I have natural immunity," Paul emphasized.

In the interview, Paul said that people who had contracted COVID-19 and recovered did not need to wear masks.

"We have 11 million people in our country who've already had COVID," he said on Fox News at the time. "We should tell them to celebrate. We should tell them to throw away their masks, go to restaurants, live again, because these people are now immune."

Paul told WABC 770 that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal decision and should not be compulsory.

"In a free country you would think people would honor the idea that each individual would get to make the medical decision, that it wouldn't be a big brother coming to tell me what I have to do," he said. "Are they also going to tell me I can't have a cheeseburger for lunch? Are they going to tell me that I have to eat carrots only and cut my calories?"

He added: "All that would probably be good for me, but I don't think big brother ought to tell me to do it."

According to the CDC , 61.1 percent of adults have received at least one vaccination shot and 49.2 percent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated.

[Jul 23, 2021] Klobuchar targets vaccine misinformation with Section 230 bill

A new way to fight vaccine hesitancy?
Jul 23, 2021 | www.msn.com

Klobuchar's bill would carve out an exception to Section 230, the 1996 law that protects internet platforms from liability for content that users post, for health misinformation proliferating during public health emergencies -- like the misinformation that has been running rampant about vaccines for Covid-19.

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"We need a long term solution" that goes beyond removing accounts spreading falsehoods about the crisis, Klobuchar said. "This legislation will hold online platforms accountable."

Why it matters: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been pushing to amend or revoke the Section 230 statute -- often for opposite reasons . Many congressional Democrats argue that social media platforms have leaned on Section 230 legal protections to flout responsibility for false and potentially dangerous content on their sites, like the medical misinformation that has undermined the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines.

The Biden administration is struggling to fight vaccination misinformation , a problem that has contributed to vaccine hesitancy and a plateau in inoculation rates at a time when the Delta variant is sweeping the country and the U.S. appears to be backsliding on recovery.

Klobuchar's Health Misinformation Act of 2021, co-sponsored by Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), is one attempt to address that, and it would extend beyond just the current crisis. Under the measure, tech platforms would be on the hook for propagating false or misleading health content during any public health emergency that has been declared as such by the secretary of Health and Human Services. The secretary, with input from experts and the leaders of other federal agencies, would be tasked with defining what qualifies as health misinformation.

What's missing: Republican support. Political polarization around vaccinations is intensifying as some Republican lawmakers and conservative activists attack the vaccines and the administration's strategy for deploying it. In this climate, without Republican buy-in, Klobuchar's bill faces an uphill battle.

[Jul 23, 2021] COVID Propaganda Roundup- Children's Risk of COVID Death 2 in 1,000,000

Jul 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Via BBC :

"Researchers estimate that 25 deaths in a population of some 12 million children in England gives a broad, overall mortality rate of 2 per million children."

Despite the above-cited statistics, 56% of big-D Democrats supported mandating vaccines for schoolchildren in a July 2021 poll.

[Jul 23, 2021] 20% Of New Los Angeles COVID Cases Are In Vaccinated People As Delta Variant Spikes by Cammy Pedroja

That's less in Israel.
Jul 23, 2021 | www.msn.com

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Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced on Thursday that 20 percent of new COVID-19 cases identified in Los Angeles County were in vaccinated individuals.

..."The Delta variant is a game-changer," Ferrer said. With the Delta variant driving community spread and positive case numbers up in LA County, the percentage of breakthrough cases in fully-vaccinated people has gone up as well. The daily average case rate was 7.1 per 100,000 people on July 15 and shot up to 12.9 on Thursday.

... about 53 percent of LA County residents are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. About 58 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are fully vaccinated.

... Vaccinated people are still far more likely to be able to fight off the virus when exposed. Vaccinated people are also much less likely to advance to serious illness or death, with 90 percent of nationwide hospitalizations or fatalities occurring in unvaccinated people.

[Jul 23, 2021] 'I think people are underestimating how bad this is going to get'- Dr. Ashish Jha on the delta variant

Jul 23, 2021 | www.msn.com

... new data shows people infected with the delta strain can carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than those infected with the original strain.

"I think people are underestimating how bad this is going to get," said Dr. Ashish Jha. "We are in for a very tough August, probably a very tough September before this really turns around."

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters at a briefing Thursday that the delta variant "is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of, and that I have seen in my 20 year career."

Jha told CNBC's " The News with Shepard Smith ," that the infection rate could be worse if it were winter, and predicted the delta spike could peak within two months.

"It might peak in September, but we are far away from the peak, right now we are doing 40,000 cases a day, it's going to go substantially higher before it peaks," Jha said.

The delta variant has spread rapidly through the U.S., accounting for more than 83% of sequenced cases in the U.S. right now, up from 50% the week of July 3, according to the CDC.

[Jul 23, 2021] Authorites failed to understand what the most porbable path of Delta variant is that it will become endemic

Jul 04, 2021 | www.forbes.com
At delta variant of Covid-19 spreads across many Western and Southern U.S. states, its high transmission rate could increase them number of immune to the virus people from about 50% to 85%" even if vaccination rates continue to plateau, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, said.
Gottlieb noted that millions of Americans remain vulnerable and now have a "choice in terms of how [they] acquire immunity."
Both vaccinated and those who have natural immunity still have increased risk Gottlieb said, pointing to data showing immunity among individuals naturally infected with Covid-19" and particularly those who are older" declines after about eight months. It looks like the decline for vaccinated people is even faster and that's why there are talks about booster shots
He predicted Covid will effectively act as a "second circulating flu this winter," though he said its prominence "could be a little worse."
In Mexico, an estimated 84% of cases are delta infections, which may be a warning that this variant may also be endemic in Latin America.
If the virus continues to mutate as fast as did in 2020 and 2021 herd immunity against this virus might never be achieved.
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"I wouldn't be declaring mission accomplished. I think this is going to be a long fight," Gottlieb said Sunday. "You're seeing a decoupling between cases, hospitalizations and deaths because there's so much immunity in the population""not just through vaccination""but also through prior infection... But this is likely to become an endemic virus. We're going to have to deal with it."

KEY BACKGROUND

Since the start of the pandemic, experts have long said Covid-19's threat would largely wane once herd immunity is reached, referring to a large-enough proportion of immunity that effectively makes person-to-person transmission highly unlikely within a community. If the virus cominutes to mutated in a ways it did in 202 and 2021 this might not happen all and herd immunity against this virus might never be achived.

[Jul 21, 2021] How many breakthrough cases are there, by Katelyn Jetelina

If we assume that 80% of population is vaccinated and 30-40% of vaccinated can be infected and spread the virus, that simply means that like in case of flu and other coronaviruses herd immunity from COVID-19 will never be achieved as in one year the virus sufficiently mutates to infect significant percentage of previously vaccinated people. The situation with mass vaccination of children looks pretty absurd, if not criminal
Jul 20, 2021 | yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com

The news is peppered with anecdotal evidence of breakthrough cases. The headlines are terrifying and the personal stories are tragic:

Boston Globe : "79 fully vaccinated Massachusetts residents have died, 303 hospitalized in very rare COVID "˜breakthrough' cases, officials say"

The Guardian : "COVID outbreak among vaccinated Vegas hospital workers underscores Delta risks"

NBC : "Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Breakthrough COVID Cases Are 2% of State's Deaths This Year"

So, why do breakthrough cases happen?

We shouldn't think of vaccine protection as binary (yes or no). It's better to think of protection on a spectrum: On one end the vaccine will protect people in every situation and on the other end it doesn't protect people at all. And each of us land somewhere in between.

There are many factors that determine where we land:

  1. There's of course the variants. Depending which variant you come in contact with determines your level of protection. mRNA vaccines' efficacy is now ~88% against Delta. If 100 people got COVID19, Pfizer/Moderna could have prevented 88 of them. 12 people would have still gotten some form of the disease. On the other hand, if people came in contact with the original strain, 95 (out of a 100) would have been prevented.

  2. Some of us just don't have immune systems that can build protection. For example, it looks like certain drugs for immunocompromised patients reduce and/or prevent protection. Also, older adults are less protected.

  3. Behaviors, too, can predict your place on this spectrum. If a vaccinated person is exposed to a large enough dose of a virus OR exposed to enough unvaccinated people where transmission is high, the virus can overcome the vaccine and cause infection, even among the sturdiest of immune defenses.

  4. And then there's just luck. Even if you compare twins , the level of protection can differ. Some people will just create fewer or less strong defense mechanisms (antibodies, T cells, and/or memory B cells). And we don't really know why.

Nonetheless, should the virus make it through, Dr. Ali Ellebody, an immunologist at Washington University in St. Louis, said it best:

"It becomes a race [against] time. The pathogen rushes to copy itself, and the immune system recruits more defenders. The longer the tussle drags on, the more likely the disease is to manifest."

It's important to monitor all breakthrough cases.

If we closely monitor them, we can answer some very critical questions like"¦

  1. Are breakthrough cases happening at the rate in which we expect?

  2. Who's most likely to break through?

  3. What is the rate of a mild breakthrough case vs. severe breakthrough case?

  4. Are variants, like Delta, causing more (or more severe) breakthrough cases than other variants?

A study was published describing breakthrough cases between January 1-April 30. During this time among 101 million fully vaccinated Americans, 10,262 breakthrough infections were reported to the CDC. Who were they?

Beginning May 1, 2021, though, the CDC transitioned from monitoring all breakthrough infections to investigating only those among patients who are hospitalized or die. The CDC doesn't have the infrastructure to rigorously investigate all breakthrough cases. They needed to prioritize their operation, so they decided to focus on cases of highest clinical and public health significance.

The CDC continuously publishes the latest count on their website . As of July 6, there were 5,186 severe breakthrough cases. This includes 988 deaths (although it's important to notice the footnote stating that 255 of these were not directly related to COVID19).

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From February 1 to June 21, 123,620 Delta cases were sequenced in the UK. Among those, 10,834 cases were among fully vaccinated ( i.e. breakthrough cases) and 71,932 cases among the unvaccinated. While this isn't all of the breakthrough cases, this gives an even closer estimate to the "true" rate of breakthrough cases due to Delta. But even this is among patients who went to the hospital. We still don't know the asymptomatic and/or mild breakthrough rate.


Anna Stern Jul 16

It really angers me that the CDC isn't tracking all breakthroughs even if they don't investigate everything, because we are losing so much information, such as what's going on here.

There have been a couple of Delta breakthrough CLUSTERS in the news lately, so there may be fully vaxxed people who are superspreaders. I don't think you can attribute these to individual immune system issues.

In this cluster, the sources had a vaccine with lower effectiveness, and they probably stood pretty close together, even though outdoors. But the other folks had mRNA. All guests were required to be fully vaxxed.

https://www.businessinsider.com/fully-vaccinated-people-got-covid-after-an-outdoor-wedding-2021-7

8 fully vaxxed, 2 partially vaxxed, 1 unvaxxed health care workers were infected at a pool party.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/covid-case-cluster-hits-vaccinated-las-vegas-hospital-workers-2398382/

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GP Jul 17

Question: Many of the news reports about breakthrough cases show that groups of friends or couples who are all fully vaccinated but spent time together somehow *all* ended up as breakthrough cases. With the 88% vaccine efficacy rate, how does that work? For example, if a husband who is fully vaccinated is infected as a breakthrough case, shouldn't it be highly unprobable mathematically that his fully vaccinated wife also then contracts it from him?

Anna Stern Jul 16

This is the newest/current NY Yankee cluster.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/07/15/new-york-yankees-game-postponed/


Susan Y
Jul 16

Thanks for this! Katelyn, you are a gem. As a retired fed health professional, I have kind of an embedded risk vs threat meter after all those years of working. I am cringing at everyone going back to normal, like the pandemic is over. I over quote Yogi Berra - it ain't over till it's over.

Reply Rose W. Jul 18

As a fully vaccinated person, I have continued to mask indoors as my kids are not vaccinated and I do not want to risk spreading it to them. I am now getting nervous about outdoor interactions i.e school dropoffs, outdoor bday parties, etc. with potentially unvaccinated individuals. The wedding and Vegas pool party stories have made me a bit nervous. Any thoughts?

Reply Ralt18 Jul 18

I wish I could put an attachment here but in the same vein of all of this, my sister , who is a diehard anti vaxxer sent me a snip of the Israel Health ministry case reporting from last week which breaks down cases of fully vaccinated and non vaccinated by age group. The chart shows almost higher percentage of vaccinated individuals with cases and show small case load but overall high percent . She is running with this information saying this proves that the vaccine makes you more suspepticle to covid and is causing the current issues. Local, I know you have explained this data reporting misunderstanding before but can you explain again why the data looks skewed in Israel ? Also check me on my chart

[Jul 21, 2021] Is the COVID-19 vaccine riskier than the coronavirus? What a new poll suggests

Jul 21, 2021 | www.msn.com

Unvaccinated Americans widely believe that the COVID-19 vaccine is riskier than the novel coronavirus itself, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

How do people feel about the COVID-19 vaccine?

According to Yahoo News , the poll found 29% of unvaccinated Americans believe the virus poses a greater risk than the vaccine. However, 37% feel the vaccine is riskier, while 34% remain unsure.

Why don't people want to get the vaccination?

The Yahoo News poll also looked into why people aren't getting vaccinated. It found several reasons among the survey participants, including:


Unvaccinated Americans
widely believe that the COVID-19 vaccine is riskier than the novel coronavirus itself, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

How do people feel about the COVID-19 vaccine?

According to Yahoo News , the poll found 29% of unvaccinated Americans believe the virus poses a greater risk than the vaccine. However, 37% feel the vaccine is riskier, while 34% remain unsure.

Why don't people want to get the vaccination?

The Yahoo News poll also looked into why people aren't getting vaccinated. It found several reasons among the survey participants, including:

... "Like everything in life, this is an ongoing risk assessment," Dr. Inci Yildirim , a Yale Medicine pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a vaccinologist, told Yale Medicine.

[Jul 21, 2021] Attorney Files Lawsuit Against CDC Based on "Sworn Declaration" from Whistleblower Claiming 45,000 Deaths Are Reported to VAERS All Within 3 Days of COVID-19 Shots

Jul 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
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When Dr. Robert Malone who invented the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology has grave concerns about the lack of transparency of side effects, the censoring of discussion and the lack of informed consent, one wonders why the conventional media refuses to share this information and is cooking the data.

Attorney Files Lawsuit Against CDC Based on "Sworn Declaration" from Whistleblower Claiming 45,000 Deaths Are Reported to VAERS – All Within 3 Days of COVID-19 Shots \ Global Research

Ohio-based Attorney Thomas Renz was one of several speakers this past weekend at a conference in Anaheim, California, where he announced that with the help of America's Frontline Doctors , he was filing a federal lawsuit in Alabama based on a "sworn declaration, under threat of perjury," from an alleged whistleblower who claims to have inside knowledge of a cover-up of reported deaths filed with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which is operated by the CDC.

This whistleblower has allegedly claimed, under oath, that there are at least 45,000 reported deaths that have occurred within 3 days of receiving a COVID-19 "vaccine." Renz states that this report of 45,000 deaths is just from "one system" that reports to VAERS.

This would be significantly greater than what the CDC is currently reporting, which is 10,991 deaths, and many of those are beyond 3 days following the shots. See: CENSORED: CDC Records Almost 12,000 DEATHS in 7 Months Following COVID-19 Injections

Renz also states that he believes Google, Facebook, and Twitter are "complicit with causing death" due to their censorship, and he stated "I cannot wait to sue you, over and over again."

https://www.globalresearch.ca/attorney-files-lawsuit-against-cdc-based-sworn-declaration-whistleblower-claiming-45000-deaths-reported-vaers-all-within-3-days-covid-19-shots/5750620

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[Jul 21, 2021] Immunity provided by COVID-19 vaccines likely to 'wane, not plummet,' CDC director tells Congress

Jul 21, 2021 | www.msn.com

...breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, which is another reason that there are increasingly louder questions about whether immunity may be waning among some people who have been vaccinated and if boosters are needed to combat declining protection.

The booster debate has also been fueled by preliminary data out of Israel that indicates BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.'s shot is 64% effective against delta -- a significant decline from the 95% efficacy rate reported in clinical trials.

"We have the same data as Israel," Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said during Tuesday's Senate HELP committee hearing. "Why aren't we making the same decisions?"

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, later responded, saying: "Right now we are doing studies to determine whether or not we will need boosters, to increase the durability of protection. We don't want people to believe that when you're talking about boosters that means that the vaccines are not effective. They are highly effective. We're talking about the durability."

It's still unknown how long immunity to SARS-CoV-2 lasts, whether from a previous infection or from vaccination. Pfizer recently said it believes immunity from its shot begins to wane between six and 12 months after vaccination. Some countries, including Israel, Canada and the U.K., are providing or considering booster shots for certain high-risk patient groups.

Fauci said that the CDC is currently tracking 20 groups of people who have been vaccinated to better understand whether there is or will be a need for boosters. This includes thousands of healthcare workers and people from long-term-care facilities and nursing homes.

"We're anticipating that this will wane and not plummet," CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during the hearing. "As we see that waning, that will be our time for action."

[Jul 21, 2021] Preliminary NYU Study Suggests Johnson Johnson COVID Vaccine May Not Be As Effective Against Delta Variant

Johnson and Johnson vaccine was ineffective against South African mutation. So why Delta, and especially Delta Plus variant which has the same mutation as South African variant (Beta in new classification). Thus like South African variant is has further advantages in infected already vaccinated people Delta plus variant of SARS-CoV-2- What do we know so far
Jul 21, 2021 | www.msn.com

The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread. It now constitutes 83% of the COVID cases in the U.S.

And now, as CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reported Wednesday, a preliminary study not yet peer reviewed suggests that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may not be as effective against the Delta variant as the other two authorized vaccines.

... The J&J vaccine has been given to more than 13 million people

Those conclusions differ from smaller clinical results released by J&J earlier this month that said a single dose of their vaccine did protect against Delta, even eight months after inoculation.

Those differences could be because the new study looked at antibodies in the lab compared to real world immunity in people, which would include T-cell immunity. Peer review would help determine that contribution to protection.

[Jul 21, 2021] COVID-19 Delta variant highly transmissible among fully vaccinated people

Jul 21, 2021 | www.thehealthsite.com

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Delta variant dominates vaccine-breakthrough infections

To come to this conclusion, scientists from the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease looked at more than 100 health workers at three centres across India. Titled "Sars-Cov-2 B.1.617.2 Delta Variant Emergence and Vaccine Breakthrough: Collaborative Study". One of the centres was Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi. It is yet to be peer reviewed.

Researchers of this study found that the Delta variant, which emerged in India, dominates vaccine-breakthrough infections with higher respiratory viral loads compared to non-Delta infections.

They also saw that this variant generates greater transmission among the fully vaccinated healthcare workers. Moreover, the study found that, in vitro, the Delta variant is around eight-fold less sensitive to vaccine-elicited antibodies compared to the original virus.

Hence, they came to the conclusion that Delta variant is both more transmissible and better able to evade the immunity a patient gets from previous infection as compared to previously circulating coronaviruses.

[Jul 21, 2021] Mandatory vaccination with experimental vaccines is questionable and should have us all worried.

Jul 21, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

DG , Jun 18 2021 10:44 utc | 65

Mandatory vaccination with experimental vaccines is abhorrent and it should have us all worried.

Unfortunately majorities in many countries have accepted this in the name of protecting public health.

This is a very tragic situation and should be given our full attention.

And no, no one should be blackmailed to have these vaccines because they work in a hospital, or a care home. They have the right to refuse at least as long as these vaccines are in the experimental phase.

In Greece they are already preparing laws to make vaccination mandatory for doctors, health workers, teachers and firefighters.

This is highly terrifying.

[Jul 21, 2021] 40% of People Being Admitted to Hospital with Covid-19 in England Have Been Fully Vaccinated (VIDEO) by Cristina Laila

That correlates well with Israel data.
Jul 19, 2021 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

60% of people being admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 in England are fully vaccinated, Sky News reported .

According to Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific advisor, Covid patients have received two doses of the Covid vaccine.

"In terms of the number of people in hospital who've been double-vaccinated, we know it's around 60% of the people being admitted to hospital with COVID," Vallance said.

"We do expect there to be over 1,000 people per day being hospitalized with coronavirus because of the increase in infections," he added. "But the rates should be lower than they have been previously because of the protective effects of vaccination."

Update: Now Sir Patrick Vallance is claiming he misspoke during Monday's presser!

"Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July. About 60% of hospitalisations from covid are not from double vaccinated people, rather 60% of hospitalisations from covid are currently from unvaccinated people." Vallance said in a tweet.

[Jul 20, 2021] It's not Facebook, or Biden. It's people, finally wising up that the advantages of vaccination are temporary at best and you subject yourself to some additional risk by taking the vaccine for zero decrease in chances of serious illnesses or mortality for people younger then 30

The author totally missed the key point: What are the benefits of mass vaccination campaign if we can never achieve this mysterious herd immunity. Looks like herd immunity is impossible with coronaviruses and the virus will become endemic. The first generation of experimental vaccines proved to be less affective against Delta and probably will be even less effective against future mutations and as the time from vaccination increases. also using experimental maccines on the whole US population is not that different from Tesla testing thier limited self-driveing on the the USA roads. The only difference is there are more victims in vaccines case.
While Harris rhetoric during campaign was reprehensible, Trump did rushed experimental vaccines' and this was a very questionable move as the idea of achieving herd immunity now with Delta variant looks like a fiasco. If we can't achieve herd immunity, why not limit vaccination to most vulnerable for which risk from vaccination are negligible in comparison with benefits. As well as inhabitants on big metropolises like NYC, where you use public transport and this experience additional risks and people over 50 who during their business day are forced to communicate with a lot of strangers.
Jul 20, 2021 | www.msn.com

Originally from: Guess who undermined public confidence in vaccines- by Andrew C. McCarthy

Harris had stated that any such effort pushed by then-President Trump was untrustworthy . This was consistent with the Biden campaign theme that the Trump administration had been incompetent in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - a position that morphed, when President Biden took office, into a claim that the Trump team hadn't even had a workable plan on vaccine distribution (a claim so patently false that even Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, denied it).

The vice presidential candidates' debate was Harris's highest-profile appearance of the campaign. She took the opportunity to explain that she would not get a vaccine pushed by Trump. That is what got the habitually placid Pence's dander up. He turned to Harris and memorably admonished , "Stop playing politics with people's lives."

This is a vignette worth keeping in the front of our minds as Biden cynically exploits his bully pulpit against Facebook. The president and his administration are endeavoring to shift blame to the social media giant for the predictable effects of their own demagoguery.

The propagandist-in-chief inveighed against Facebook on Friday for " killing people " by spreading misinformation about the efficacy and potentially damaging side effects of the vaccines. The claim is nearly as shameful as Biden's recent portrayal of state election-procedure reforms (e.g., curbs on drive-thru voting) as the reestablishment of Jim Crow and a threat to democracy on a par with "the Civil War."

Biden's attack on Facebook is reprehensible. Though he won't be called on it by the Democratic media complex, these are outrageous lies comparable to what the president accuses his predecessor of routinely spewing.

The administration is upset because, after his campaign discredited the vaccine effort, Biden over-promised what he could deliver once he took charge of it. He claimed that by Independence Day 70 percent of adult Americans would have received at least one dose of a vaccine. In fact, the Mayo Clinic put the July 4 count at about 55 percent. (It has inched up to 56 percent in the two weeks since, and just under half the eligible population has been fully vaccinated.)

Patently, this is not Facebook's fault. Facebook is a social media platform with billions of users . As a matter of human inevitability, there will be some misinformation on it. That is the nature of speech in a large, pluralistic, free society. It is to be expected of a free-communications medium that is nudged by law to be minimalist in regulating the exchange of information and to avoid content discrimination.

Even so, Facebook has been tireless in informing users about where and when vaccines are available, and in disseminating exhortations that Americans avail themselves of them. It also contends that 85 percent of U.S. Facebook users have been or want to be vaccinated.

There is abundant reason to be skeptical about that claim - really, how would Facebook know? At the same time, it would not be surprising at all if Facebook, as a user community, does in fact have a higher vaccination rate than the nation as a whole on Biden's watch. After all, none of Facebook's principals cavalierly undermined the government's vaccine effort for what they perceived to be a fleeting political advantage. It was Biden officials who did that.

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Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at National Review Institute , a contributing editor at National Review and a Fox News contributor. His latest book is " Ball of Collusion ." Follow him on Twitter @AndrewCMcCarthy .

KRISTA B 5h

No, it's people wising up.
You can still get Covid-flu with the vaccine.
You can still spread the Covid-flu with the vaccine.
You still have to wear a mask if you have the vaccine.
There have been many documented injuries after accepting the vaccine.
There is a 99% chance you'll recover if you're not obese, and not diabetic.

So, what's the advantage to an unproven, unguaranteed non-vaccine? None. So.... Why?

It's not Facebook, or Biden. It's people, finally wising up.

[Jul 20, 2021] Stanford scientist Yvonne Maldonado enrolls children as young as 2 in Pfizer vaccine trials

Looks like in the USA Hippocratic oath has been modified: First do no harm to the pharma profits
Jul 20, 2021 | twitter.com

Daniel Kotzin @danielkotzin · May 28 The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children in diapers wear masks until they are fully vaccinated. Coincidentally, Yvonne Maldonado is the Chair of the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases AND she runs the trial of the Pfizer vaccine on 2 to 5-year-olds.

[Jul 20, 2021] Stanford scientist Yvonne Maldonado enrolls children as young as 2 in Pfizer vaccine trials

Looks like in the USA Hippocratic oath has been modified: First do no harm to the pharma profits
Jul 20, 2021 | twitter.com

Daniel Kotzin @danielkotzin · May 28

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children in diapers wear masks until they are fully vaccinated. Coincidentally, Yvonne Maldonado is the Chair of the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases AND she runs the trial of the Pfizer vaccine on 2 to 5-year-olds.

Brandon Fisher (BoulderFish) @boulderfish Replying to @jessicamstone and @danielkotzin

It's literally nauseating. 2 year olds getting this injection?? WTF is wrong with people!? These poor kids.

Kerry Evans @TomEvan81013762 · May 28 Replying to @boulderfish @jessicamstone and @danielkotzin

Babies have already died from these. One nursing baby. One two year old. Two days after the shot! It is criminal.

[Jul 20, 2021] Delta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director says

Jul 20, 2021 | www.msn.com

"This is a dramatic increase, up from 50% [in] the week of 4 July," Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in Senate testimony.

Walensky also said Covid fatalities had risen by nearly 48% over the past week to an average of 239 a day.

"Each death is tragic and even more heartbreaking when we know that the majority of these deaths could be prevented with a simple, safe available vaccine," she said.

A cluster of midwestern and southern states have emerged as the new hotspots for Covid-19.

[Jul 20, 2021] Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis is inflammation of the outer lining of the heart. In both cases, the body's immune system causes inflammation in response to an infection or some other trigger.
There have been more than 1,200 such cases in people who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. According to the CDC presentation, men under 30 make up the bulk of the cases and most cases appear to be mild (79% fully recovered)
The agency said cases in individuals who received two doses were doubled compared to cases in individuals who only received one dose of the mNRA vaccines
Jul 20, 2021 | www.cdc.gov
What You Need to Know

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What Myocarditis/Pericarditis Symptoms Should I Be on the Lookout for after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination?

Be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms:

Seek medical care if you think you or your child have any of these symptoms within a week after COVID-19 vaccination.

If you have any health problems after vaccination, report them to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System external icon (VAERS).

[Jul 20, 2021] 40% of People Being Admitted to Hospital with Covid-19 in England Have Been Fully Vaccinated (VIDEO) by Cristina Laila

That correlates well with Israel data.
Jul 19, 2021 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

60% of people being admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 in England are fully vaccinated, Sky News reported .

According to Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific advisor, Covid patients have received two doses of the Covid vaccine.

"In terms of the number of people in hospital who've been double-vaccinated, we know it's around 60% of the people being admitted to hospital with COVID," Vallance said.

"We do expect there to be over 1,000 people per day being hospitalized with coronavirus because of the increase in infections," he added. "But the rates should be lower than they have been previously because of the protective effects of vaccination."

Update: Now Sir Patrick Vallance is claiming he misspoke during Monday's presser!

"Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July. About 60% of hospitalisations from covid are not from double vaccinated people, rather 60% of hospitalisations from covid are currently from unvaccinated people." Vallance said in a tweet.

[Jul 19, 2021] De Blasio Says Mask Mandate Not The Solution To Growing COVID Cases, 'Vaccination Is'

Jul 19, 2021 | www.msn.com

"Masks have value, unquestionably. But masks are not going at the root of the problem – vaccination is. So, we do not intend a mask mandate. We do intend to double down on vaccinations. We'll be speaking about it through the week and beyond, new approaches to vaccination. This is where we make the difference," de Blasio said.

So far, the mayor says 4.8 million New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The mayor says 4.5 million are full vaccinated.

[Jul 19, 2021] What the Delta variant could mean for the Pfizer vaccine

Jul 19, 2021 | www.msn.com

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 makes its way across the globe, a new report from Israeli website Ynet has some good news about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine -- and some bad.

First, the good news: Data from the Israel Health Ministry find the vaccine holds up well against the variant when it comes to hospitalizations and serious illness, with an efficacy rate of 93 percent according to data from June 6 to July 3, when the Delta variant really began to take hold, Bloomberg reports . That's down from 98.2 percent compared to the variants that came before, but still very good.

The bad news is the data appear to indicate a significant drop in efficacy when it comes to the Pfizer vaccine preventing infection overall. Between May 2 and June 5, the vaccine had a 94.3 percent efficacy rate at preventing infection, Bloomberg explains. That rate dropped to 64 percent in the month that followed.

If the data are correct, it means that even if you're fully vaccinated, you could still catch and show symptoms of COVID-19. That's always been the case, but the Delta variant makes it more likely. But the immunization still significantly reduces your chances of landing in the hospital.

[Jul 19, 2021] Here's what vaccinated people need to know as Covid case counts rise

Jul 19, 2021 | www.msn.com

Vaccinated people who have experienced Covid-19 symptoms in the past 10 days, however, should get tested and isolate themselves from others for 10 days if their test is positive, the CDC has recommended.

[Jul 19, 2021] Look like Delta variant is less toxic then previous and led to fewer deaths and hospitalization, as often happen with later mutations of the viruses.

Look like Delta variant is less toxic then previous and led to fewer deaths and hospitalization, as often happen with later mutations of the virus.
The key here is the rate of infection of already vaccinated, not the fact that hospitalizations and death stats decoupled from new cases stats. If the significant percentage of vaccinated can be infected by Delta (say, over 20%) that could well be the last nail into the coffin of "herd immunity" delusion promoted by Fauci and other high level medical bureaucrats. There were never herd immunity from coronaviruses as they mutate too quickly to achieve it. That does not means that vaccination is useless, especially for those who live in big cities and use public transportation or need to meet customers during each working way. But that makes the idea of "total vaccination" effort including children over 12 as useless as quarantine efforts before widespread riots.
Jul 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Two weeks ago, when markets were merrily melting up without a worry in the world, and certainly were not paying attention to the recent spike in Delta cases, we showed that unlike in 2020 when covid hospitalizations and deaths promptly followed - with a slight lag - any move higher in new covid cases, now that vast swaths of the population have been vaccinated, there has been a clear decoupling between new cases on one hand, and hospitalizations and fatalities on the other

... Yet while infections may indeed be rising, Fauci purposefully refused to address the real elephant in the room: is there a concurrent surge in hospitalizations and/or deaths: after all, it those that matter - especially if the Delta variant results in a much weaker form of covid as many have speculated - and not the cases outright.

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Where we do agree with Kolanovic, however, is where he repeats what we said two weeks ago with the chart shown at the top of this post, namely that the "Delta variant is a key risk to the call, but encouragingly the link between the case count and hospitalizations/deaths in the UK and other countries has weakened meaningfully (Figure 1)." In short cases and hospitalizations have decoupled... just as we showed they have even if the government's propaganda spin masters refuse to acknowledge.

[Jul 19, 2021] Breakthrough COVID case in California: 74 vaccinated Californias have died

Jul 19, 2021 | abc7.com

As the Delta variant takes hold, some of the first COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated population are being detected. According to the states data, 74 vaccinated California's have died, however, the report states it is unknown if the primary cause of death in these cases was COVID-19 or if there were other alternate causes.

... At Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital one of seven COVID patients was vaccinated. According to the latest state data, 20.4 million fully vaccinated individuals, 10,430 post-vaccination cases (0.051%) have been identified.

[Jul 19, 2021] Bob Wachter on Twitter- -If you're wondering how bad Delta really is, even in highly vaccinated SF (76% of gt;age 12 fully v

Jul 19, 2021 | twitter.com

Bob Wachter @Bob_Wachter If you're wondering how bad Delta really is, even in highly vaccinated SF (76% of >age 12 fully vaxxed) & still w/ a lot of masking (most folks in stores), we're seeing a pretty steep Covid uptick. Daily cases up 4-fold (10->42; Fig L), hospital pts doubled (9->19; R)(Thread 1/4) 3:41 PM · Jul 15, 2021 · Twitter Web App 2,064 Retweets 285 Quote Tweets 3,874 Likes Bob Wachter @Bob_Wachter · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter Uptick mirrored @ucsfhospitals : Covid inpatients (we were at ~3 pts two-wks ago) now 13 (Fig L). Overall test positivity rate was well below 1%; it's now up to 2.6% (Fig R). Even more worrisome, test positivity rate in asymptomatic pts was ~0.15%, now up 6-fold to 0.9%. (2/4) 14 93 362 Bob Wachter @Bob_Wachter · Jul 15 I don't have vaccinated/unvaxxed breakdown for SF & UCSF – I assume most severe cases are in unvaxxed. But even for vaxxed, w/ more Covid in air expect more breakthru cases. As for me, I'm back to double-mask in stores. Still indoor dining but might abort if trends continue.(3/4) 88 197 719 Bob Wachter @Bob_Wachter · Jul 15 The SF # s are still fairly low, & are cause for caution, not panic. But this kind of uptick in SF (U.S.'s vaccination leader) shows that Delta is very real – the places w/ much lower vax rates may well get clobbered. Alas, doesn't seem like there are many persuadables left.(4/4) 67 185 854 Derek Reilly @DerekReilly19 · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter 42 and 19? Come on Bob seriously. 1 1 8 kenlipartito @kenlipartito · Jul 15 Really. It's not like this thing grows exponentially, right? 3 26 Show replies geva kra oz @gevakraoz · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter @Meir_Rubin Can't Working @ArianneM12 · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter Was waiting on the post 4th of July consequences. Hopefully they all live 1 5 Stressedout @TMD666 · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter Any advice for @CDCgov ? They missed the window of opportunity. What can @CDCgov do in addition to vaccine to bring delta under control? 6 6 Michaela Barnes @mabarnes9 · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter Montgomery County MD where I live has 81.8% of 12yo and up fully vaccinated per CDC and we're also seeing big % upticks from very low numbers. 6 10 75 Show replies 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗲𝗿, 𝗠𝗗 @grahamwalker · Jul 15 Replying to @Bob_Wachter Same Bob; anecdotally have started seeing COVID again in the ED when previously hadn't seen any in months, thus far only in unvaccinated patients. It's baaack, despite us being probably the most vaccinated large city in the US.

[Jul 19, 2021] New numbers released on COVID-19 breakthrough cases in Lexington

Jul 19, 2021 | foxlexington.com

In the last month or so, about 20-25% of the cases in Fayette County have been breakthroughs. Health leaders say it was expected that vaccinated people could still catch the virus, but the important thing is they are much less likely to get severely ill as a result.

... "Some of that is likely because of the Delta variant, but also because people who are vaccinated are likely not taking as many precautions as they did before," spokesperson Kevin Hall said. "This could be compared to wearing your seatbelt. It does protect you, they still don't go 120 miles an hour down the interstate. You need to still take precautions."

Hall said they've also seen a few cases where unvaccinated people bring the virus home and infect vaccinated family members.

He said even though there isn't a mandate, those safety precautions, like wearing a mask around crowds, are still encouraged.

[Jul 19, 2021] Officials and neoliberal MSM changed the narrative: Vaccines now no longer designed to prevent infection, they are designed to prevent hospitalization and deaths

Neoliberal MSM now are trying to swipe under the carpet the bankruptcy of the idea or achieving "herd immunity" via mass vaccination campaign. Which was sent to its grave by Delta variant.
The fact that CDC does not track mild cases does not prevent estimate them from other statistics relying of percentage of hospitalization cases to total cases and deaths to total cases. If we use death state for the USA (624746 death for 34994151 cases), then for 1063 death of vaccinated people we will have around 60K infected. Of we assume that death of vaccinated is ten time less probable then for non vaccinated the number will 600K. As such cases are concentrated in a few big cities they probably ensure the spread of the virus even in totally vaccinated population. Then the question arise: was the gain from this mass campaign ? And high level medical bureaucrats already failed us with the lockdown and quarantine which did not have any noticeable effect of epidemic and then made all sacrifices a joke by riots in major cities.
As CDC admits: "The findings in this report are subject to at least two limitations. First, the number of reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases is likely a substantial undercount of all SARS-CoV-2 infections among fully vaccinated persons. The national surveillance system relies on passive and voluntary reporting, and data might not be complete or representative. Many persons with vaccine breakthrough infections, especially those who are asymptomatic or who experience mild illness, might not seek testing. Second, SARS-CoV-2 sequence data are available for only a small proportion of the reported cases."
Fauci and other high level medical bureaucrats, who put all eggs into vaccination basket made a very risky move. They knew that there were no successful vaccine against coronaviruses, because they constantly mutated, and still put them whole country into questionable path of "total immunization"
Notable quotes:
"... The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a few vaccinated people have gotten sick. ..."
"... "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and might be less contagious than other cases. ..."
"... Out of more than 157 million fully vaccinated Americans, only 733 people had died of COVID-19 as of July 6, according to CDC data . At least 3,554 people had been hospitalized and survived. The CDC is no longer tracking mild breakthrough cases. ..."
Jul 15, 2021 | www.msn.com

Originally from: Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd gotten a shot

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The COVID-19 vaccines have been extremely successful at preventing serious illnesses that could lead to hospitalizations and deaths. But no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing infection, Dr. Lisa V. Adams, an associate dean for global health at Dartmouth College, told Insider.

"We know there are and will be some breakthrough infections in individuals who are vaccinated - at least until we get to a point where there is very little virus circulating," Adams said. "The good news is that their illness should be very mild."

The vaccines are designed to prevent hospitalizations and deaths

In early July, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said new data indicated that 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths in the US were in unvaccinated people.

Out of more than 157 million fully vaccinated Americans, only 733 people had died of COVID-19 as of July 6, according to CDC data . At least 3,554 people had been hospitalized and survived. The CDC is no longer tracking mild breakthrough cases.

About 75% of breakthrough infections occurred in people 65 and older. That included cases in nursing homes , whose residents and staff members were among the first Americans to get vaccinated.

Paul Offit, the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, told Insider that even with a smattering of breakthrough infections taken into account, the vaccines had met the goal of protecting most people from severe illness.

"The goal of these vaccines is to keep you out of the hospital and keep you out of the ICU and keep you from dying. If you have a mild infection where you're PCR positive and have essentially an asymptomatic infection, that's fine," Offit said, referring to a type of COVID-19 test.

'Breakthrough' cases might cause some symptoms, but they're usually mild

Emerging data suggests many breakthrough infections are so mild that they might as well be asymptomatic.

A recent analysis of breakthrough infections in the UK indicated that the top symptoms of Delta-variant COVID-19 were a runny nose and a headache, largely because most people mingling and exposed to the virus were younger or fully vaccinated.

[Jul 18, 2021] Breakthrough COVID cases in California

Jul 18, 2021 | abc7.com

As of Monday, there were 3,200 new COVID-19 cases in California, and now, medical doctors are noticing some of the first numbers of COVID vaccine breakthrough cases.

...According to the states data, 74 vaccinated California's have died, however, the report states it is unknown if the primary cause of death in these cases was COVID-19 or if there were other alternate causes.

... According to the latest state data, 20.4 million fully vaccinated individuals, 10,430 post-vaccination cases (0.051%) have been identified.

That's one in almost 2,000 vaccinated Californians reporting a breakthrough case.

[Jul 18, 2021] Scientists identify breakthrough cases of SARS-CoV-2's delta variant in fully vaccinated individuals

Jul 18, 2021 | www.news-medical.net

Background

Recently, India has seen a significant rise in new COVID-19 cases predominantly caused by the delta variant (B.1.617.2) of SARS-CoV-2. Similar to the alpha (B.1.1.7), beta (B.1.351), and gamma (P.1) variants, the delta variant has gained beneficial mutations in the spike protein , which make it more infectious and pathogenic than previously circulating variants.

The delta variant belongs to the B.1.617 lineage that is currently circulating in more than 50 countries. Because of its significant threat to public health, the delta variant has been designated as the Variant of Concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization.

Studies investigating vaccine efficacy against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants have indicated that the delta variant is partially resistant to vaccine-induced antibodies. A study conducted in the UK has indicated that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines is 88% effective in preventing symptomatic disease caused by the delta variant.

In the current study, the scientists have described the transmission of delta variants among family members who were attending a wedding ceremony with 92 guests. The wedding events were held outside in a large open-air tent, and all guests were fully vaccinated.

Important observations

The scientists identified a total of six individuals at the wedding ceremony who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and were symptomatic. Of them, one developed severe COVID-19 requiring monoclonal antibody infusion and one died eventually. Based on encounter timings and viral sequence similarities, the scientists suggested that two persons traveling from India probably have transmitted the delta variant to other guests during the wedding events.

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Of two guests from India, one was a man without any comorbidities, and one was a woman with diabetes. They both received the 2 nd dose of Covaxin (BBV152) 10 days before traveling to the wedding venue. Moreover, they tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 before boarding the flight.

Soon after developing symptoms including fatigue, cough, and fever, both guests from India tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection. At day 6 post-wedding, the man without comorbidity was admitted to a hospital because of worsening symptoms. One month after the wedding, he died due to COVID-19 related complications.

Four other guests who also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 had confirmed interactions with the guests from India. Of 4 guests who were fully immunized with the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, one developed severe COVID-19 that required infusion of monoclonal antibodies.

Testing of viral variant

Nasopharyngeal swab samples were collected from all six guests and analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to detect viral variants. All samples tested positive for the original Wuhan strain of SARS-CoV-2 and negative for the alpha variant. All positive samples were subsequently sequenced by Swift Normalase Amplicon Panels with multiple overlapping amplicons to identify the causative variant. The findings revealed that all six guests were infected with the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2).

Study significance

Six vaccine breakthrough cases identified in the study highlight the notion that antibodies elicited by Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2, Moderna mRNA-1273, and Covaxin BBV152 may not be sufficient to provide full protection against the delta variant. Although some people fail to develop adequate immunity in response to vaccination, none of the patients identified in the study had a history of vaccine failure.

As mentioned by the scientists, mutations in three antigenic regions of the spike receptor-binding domain (450–469 IDf, 480–499 IDg, and 522–646 IDh) could potentially reduce the susceptibility of delta variant to antibody-mediated neutralization.

[Jul 18, 2021] COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting - CDC

Jul 18, 2021 | www.cdc.gov

Defining a vaccine breakthrough infection

For the purpose of this surveillance, a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Identifying and investigating hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases

As of May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause. This shift will help maximize the quality of the data collected on cases of greatest clinical and public health importance.

Previous data on all vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC from January–April 2021 are available .

State health departments report vaccine breakthrough cases to CDC. CDC now monitors reported hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases for clustering by patient demographics, geographic location, time since vaccination, vaccine type, and SARS-CoV-2 lineage. Reported data include hospitalized or fatal breakthrough cases due to any cause, including causes not related to COVID-19.

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As of July 12, 2021, more than 159 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

During the same time, CDC received reports from 48 U.S. states and territories of 5,492 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.

Total number of vaccine breakthrough infections reported to CDC
Hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC 5,492
Female 2,680 (49%)
People aged ≥65 years 4,109 (75%)
Asymptomatic infections 1,107 (20%)
Hospitalizations* 5,189 (94%)
Deaths† 1,063 (19%)

[Jul 18, 2021] What to know about the recent COVID-19 trends in Massachusetts by Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Jul 15, 2021 | www.boston.com

Infections and even hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have begun to increase since the Fourth of July weekend. And it turns out that those vaccinated against the disease aren't completely immune, as state officials revealed that there have been thousands of breakthrough infections -- and even dozens of deaths -- among people who have gotten their shots since the rollout began.

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As of July 10, 4,450 vaccinated people in Massachusetts had tested positive for COVID-19 since the rollout began this past winter, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

That 's just over 0.1 percent -- or one in a thousand -- of the 4,195,844 people in Massachusetts who were fully vaccinated at the time.

Of that tiny faction, the overwhelming majority of cases weren't severe.

DPH officials say that 303 -- or 6.8 percent -- of the breakthrough infections involved hospitalization and a total of 79 vaccinated individuals in Massachusetts have died.

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Since June 25, the average number of new positive COVID-19 tests in the state has nearly doubled, from 64 to 122. DPH officials also reported 208 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the first single-day report over 200 since early June , a time when the state's testing rate was nearly a third higher.

Over the same time period, the state's positivity rate more than doubled from 0.31 percent to 0.72 percent.

Following a steady decline this spring, hospitalizations have also increased from a low of 80 statewide COVID-19 patients on July 4 to 102 as of Tuesday.

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According to the CDC, the Delta accounted for 10 percent of new cases in Massachusetts as of June 22, but that data is now nearly a month old -- and predates the current uptick.

Cassandra Pierre, a Boston Medical Center epidemiologist and Boston University professor, says the recent uptick in overall cases in "somewhat concerning" given the national rise of the Delta variant.

"We have some data to show that the delta variant is responsible for more hospitalizations than the previous dominant variant and while the jury is out on whether it's also more virulent (capable of causing severe illness) we've begun to see COVID-related death rates rise in some of the hardest hit states," Pierre told Boston in an email.

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While experts have predicted a mild, seasonal uptick in COVID-19 cases this fall, Pierre says the recent increase is earlier than anticipated. She noted that the rainy weather over the Fourth of July weekend may have pushed more gatherings and activities indoors.

DPH guidance says that unvaccinated resident should continue to wear masks when near people outside their household, especially indoors. While the Delta variant has caused some cities and organizations to extend that mask guidance to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, the still-low case rates have yet to induce such a move in Massachusetts.

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State officials say they don't have a breakdown of the recent infections among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, in part because the data on breakthrough cases is reported separately (while health care providers report all positive tests directly to the state, breakthrough cases are first reported to the CDC, and then to state officials).

However, earlier data on breakthrough infection obtained by the Herald through a public records request suggests that there have been 543 breakthrough cases between June 19 and July 10. That's roughly 30 percent of the 1,809 positive cases reported by the state over the same time period, meaning 70 percent of new cases were among the minority of residents who were not fully vaccinated.

... over 83 percent of Massachusetts adults have gotten at least one shot

[Jul 18, 2021] CDC doesn't track all breakthrough cases leaving a gap in data by Libby Hendren

Jul 16, 2021 | www.khou.com

There's quite a bit about COVID-19 and vaccines that we still don't know.

While the vaccines are up to 95 percent effective against COVID-19, there have been breakthrough cases. That's where those who are vaccinated test positive. The CDC was monitoring all reported breakthroughs . However, back in May, as more people got vaccinated, the feds transitioned to focusing on cases where someone went to the hospital or died. They said that data would have the greatest importance.

"The question is are we getting more cases than we should be seeing as breakthrough cases," Dr. Jill Roberts at USF Health said. "That's really hard to determine because there isn't a good source of data, so there's a lot of people looking at this. They're sequencing this strain from the people who got breakthrough cases to see if it's really Delta variant or if the thing has mutated again."

"We're trying to figure out what's going on. Is this really, truly a vaccine failure or is it expected numbers? And without the data, we can't tell," she added.

Dr. Roberts says she would like to see more information on variants – like which populations contracted them, if they're vaccinated, and what they do for living so doctors can have a better idea of infection control.

[Jul 18, 2021] Poor record-keeping limits 'breakthrough' COVID-19 case documentation - Poynter

Jul 18, 2021 | www.poynter.org

As states cut back on their COVID-19 data collection and fail to document "breakthrough" cases , we are left to guess how often and where people are being infected. I have said this a few times and now it is becoming real.

Read deeper to let me explain why the phrase "breakthrough" may be a disservice to the public.

First, consider the case unfolding in Las Vegas, where the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports :

At least 11 employees of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a party on June 7, according to Southern Nevada Health District emails obtained through records requests by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation's Documenting COVID-19 project . The emails, which were shared with the Review-Journal, indicate that eight of the employees had been fully vaccinated in December and January, meaning that the virus had "broken through" the protection of inoculation.

Two other employees who were infected had received one dose of a double-dose vaccination. One was unvaccinated. At least 10 of the 11 had the delta variant, a more easily transmissible strain of the virus.

One question is whether the vaccines had been properly stored. But the hospital that administered them said there was no problem with storage. Was there something unique about this party that made transmission more possible?

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some states have stopped gathering as much data as they once did. Again, the Las Vegas Journal-Review:

Beginning May 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases, focusing instead on those resulting in hospitalization or death. The state of Nevada and the health district, in turn, stopped reporting totals of identified cases.

However, in a June 22 email, a health district official told other agency officials there had been 471 identified breakthrough cases in Clark County, with 53 resulting in hospitalization and eight in death. In other words, there were nearly 10 times as many breakthrough cases identified as were publicly disclosed.

Nobody promised that there would be no breakthroughs. As WCVB explains , as with any vaccine -- especially one protecting against a fast-changing virus -- some fully vaccinated people will still get sick or become virus carriers. Remember, even in breakthrough cases, vaccinated patients are far less likely to become seriously ill.

The Atlantic raises the issue of whether using the word "breakthrough" is harmful to the public's understanding. Because, really, these are expected infections:

The thing to know about the COVID-19 vaccines is that they're flame retardants, not impenetrable firewalls, when it comes to the coronavirus. Some vaccinated people are still getting infected, and a small subset of these individuals is still getting sick -- and this is completely expected .

We're really, really bad at communicating that second point, which is all about breakthroughs, a concept that has, not entirely accurately, become synonymous with vaccine failure. It's a problem that goes far beyond semantics: Bungling the messaging around our shots' astounding success has made it hard to convey the truly minimal risk that the vaccinated face, and the enormous gamble taken by those who eschew the jabs .

The CDC has a definition for "breakthrough cases." And, the CDC says:

As of July 6, 2021, more than 157 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

During the same time, CDC received reports from 48 U.S. states and territories of 5,186 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.

(CDC)

Keep in mind that the CDC no longer gathers "breakthrough" data unless the person ends up in the hospital. This means that it misses a lot of cases since we know from the data that most breakthrough cases do not result in sickness serious enough to send a person to the hospital. To get an idea of what the data looks like when all "breakthrough" cases are reported, look at the January through April data , before the CDC changed its rules. More than 10,000 cases were reported in that timeframe.

I like the way The Atlantic put all of this in perspective:

The overwhelming majority of the COVID-19 cases we're seeing are among the unvaccinated. And when the virus does affect the immunized, it seems to accumulate to lower levels, and spread less enthusiastically to new hosts; it's causing, on average, milder and more transient symptoms.

[Jul 16, 2021] The calculus for school-age children will be different because their Covid risks are so much lower, and trial data won't identify 1 in 50,000 events. There's no need for K-12 schools to mandate vaccines

Jul 15, 2021 | www.wsj.com

A Covid Vaccine Crossroads - WSJ By The Editorial Board

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But resistance has also formed among conservatives who are skeptical of pronouncements by public-health experts and politicians, many of whom insisted without evidence that school closures and economic lockdowns were necessary to contain the virus. Many Democrats, including Kamala Harris and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, politicized the vaccines last fall to take down Donald Trump .

Now some of the same people are disparaging the unvaccinated as backwards or crazy, much as they do people who hold sincere religious beliefs. Many of them, including Anthony Fauci and Democratic politicians, have little credibility with half the country.

government health bodies in the U.S. and other countries have analyzed rare adverse side effects. These include myocarditis in young adults from the Pfizer vaccine, and Guillain-Barré syndrome from the J&J vaccine. Their conclusion is that the benefits outweigh the potential risks even in sub-populations.

The calculus for school-age children will be different because their Covid risks are so much lower, and trial data won't identify 1 in 50,000 events. There's no need for K-12 schools to mandate vaccines

SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago Los Angeles just re-instituted its mask mandate for everyone, vaccinated or not, indoors in a public building. Las Vegas is considering the same. SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago According to the CDC as of today:

68% of those over 18 have received at least one dose.
59% of those over 18 are fully vaccinated.
89% of those over 65 have received at least one dose
79% of those over 65 are fully vaccinated

That sounds like mass vaccination has been achieved, and those who are at the highest risk have almost all be vaccinated.

Given that, why force those who do not want it or those who have close to 0 risk of adverse effects from covid to get it?

Per the state of TN, your survival rate for a CONFIRMED Covid case is 99.99% if you are 1-10, 100.00% if you are from 10-20, and 99.97% if you are from 20-30. Why are forcing the folks to get shots they do not really need?

That is what most of us are objecting to. SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago But an American 15 year old's probability of dying in the next year is 0.0005, according to actuarial tables at the Social Security Administration. Catching COVID increases their chance of death by 60 pct.

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Brian Johnson SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago

And what is the probability they will catch COVID?

What is the probability of dying from the vaccine?

I am not against vaccines. I am fully vaccinated. In my case the risk reward was pretty clear cut.

However, when the heart issues from the vaccines came to light, I paused about getting my children vaccinated. What other side effects are their for children?

All summer I heard about the heart issues with athletes and covid. It was used as a justification for the Big 10 not playing football.

The severity of the heart issues are pretty close between COVID and the vaccine. The difference is there is a low chance of my child getting COVID but a 100% chance of vaccine exposure if they get the shot.

So now, am I not supposed to worry about the heart issues?

BTW, I have a 16 year old who is about to get their license. I can't imagine what that does to the probability of dying in the next year.

richard cheverton SUBSCRIBER 4 hours ago
First, take a deep breath, sit down with a cuppa tea, relax, and think.

Think about the phrase, "... the benefits outweigh the potential risks..." And reflect that the so-called risks are not potential, but very real and documented with government figures. Then assume that you are one of the "rare" cases of some complication; you took the jab and paid the price for herd immunity. Congratulations!

Then contemplate the mutterings about "boosters," on top of the two required shots. How come, you might wonder. Then look at spikes in infections in the UK and Israel, which are highly-vaccinated nations. Why?

Then consider that government has offshored the enforcement of vaccine coercion to private corporations, none of which have any expertise in virology, or epidemiology, and which are not licensed to practice medicine.

Think about that.

Brian Johnson SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago
All six Yankees players who have COVID were vaccinated, and they still need to sit out.

40% of COVID hospitalizations in Israel this week were vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine is at 60% effectiveness at preventing COVID in Israel and falling.

The vaccines do help, but they will not end COVID. At best, they will limit the damage to high risk patients.

If you are at low risk of severe symptoms, why do you need the vaccine? Why are you being forced to take it to go to school?

Robert Houston SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
The New York Public Health response to Covid was really ugly. The number of ICU beds per population, ventilators, masks and lack of public health nursing services were critical to the disaster. The Gov sent the infected elderly from public hospitals to private nursing homes unprepared for their new public need (they didn't have refrigerated trucks and the mortuaries would not take the infected dead). A vaccine will not cure these shortages and their Public Health poor planning.
MARK VANDERMAUSE SUBSCRIBER 49 minutes ago
We all take risks every day, and consciously and not, weigh the benefit to be gained against the inherent risk of an activity we participate in.
For the great majority of people getting vaccinated makes sense. If you have a conviction to not get vaccinated you have decided to bear the risks associated with that decision.
William Cnossen SUBSCRIBER 5 hours ago
"Most Americans believe the personal benefits from vaccination outweigh the potential risks."

And for most people that is true. But for children and young adults with no amplifying problems it may not be. Also if you have already had the disease the vaccine could do more harm than good. For teacher's unions and government officials to make any blanket requirement about mandating vaccine use just won't work.

There is a reason that freedom is such a powerful force in this country. Individuals assessing their own conditions and risk tolerance is always better than one-size-fits-all government edicts.

Robert Houston SUBSCRIBER 5 hours ago
The current administration has millions of "last year's" vaccines that they can't give away. Yes, they ordered all of them because they thought that they would need to vaccinate everybody: Fauci kept moving the goalposts. Unfortunately, (me being Swedish), the "natural herd immunity" theory was actively censored as "too dangerous." Well, who is right and who is wrong?

Look at the Covid death rates on the CDC web site. The pandemic in the USA is over. It looks like we only needed to vaccinate the "high risk groups." Yes, we may need to get the 2021 updated Covid vaccine this fall (all for that). With the objective success in the USA, forcing vaccinations with the current vaccines makes as much sense as selling lottery tickets after the prize winner has received the payout.

richard crane SUBSCRIBER 6 hours ago
... it's pretty clear that Fauci et al destroyed their own credibility by lying and guessing.
Alan Rigg SUBSCRIBER 6 hours ago
We have already had all the "mass vaccination" we have ever needed to have... of high-risk individuals. Why should people who have a 99.98% chance of surviving coronavirus (which is people under 50) and people with natural antibodies (as a result of recovering from coronavirus) pursue vaccination?
Tom Richard SUBSCRIBER 7 hours ago
1. No mention of natural immunity of those who have had the virus. They are a legitimate part of the percentage necessary for herd immunity and have no need of a vaccine.
2. Healthy children are at vanishingly low risk of Covid, and some risk from myocarditis and associated side effects of the vaccines. Any mandatory vaccination of children is tantamount to child abuse.
Jeffrey P SUBSCRIBER 7 hours ago
Tom

You should update yourself. Past infection isn't enough.

"Covid-19 Immune Response Could Be Long Lasting, but Variants Present Risks"
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-immune-response-could-be-long-lasting-but-variants-present-risks-11626439371?mod=mhp

Timothy Kenefick SUBSCRIBER 5 hours ago
Incorrect: As a recent article in Nature points out vaccination after infection results in a much more robust antibody response and likely longer immunity (which can be less than a yr after natural infection) and better coverage for infections with variants.

350+ children have died of covid far more that from seasonal flu for which we routinely vaccinate. Covid itself causes myocardial inflammation and inflammatory disease at a rate much greater that the vaccine.

Tom Richard SUBSCRIBER 5 hours ago
T cell and B cell response also lasts far longer than the initial antibodies that are produced in response to the initial infection. Natural immunity could last far longer than that produced by vaccines.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-020-00436-4

[Jul 16, 2021] Covid-19 Immune Response after infection could be long lasting, but variants present risks for both vaccinated and those who recovered from COVID-19 researchers say

So now the neoliberal MSM narrative became that people who recovered from COVID-19 need to be vaccinated as this strengthen their immune response to the new infection. So they are still pushing "total vaccination of population" agenda, despite obvious fiasco of this agenda after emergence of Delta variant. This valiant along with South African variant had shown that the virus remains a threat and can propagate in fully vaccinated population. It is logical to expect that it will mutate in the direction of of evading the protection provided by the first generation vaccines and new variants after Delta will be even more efficient in infecting vaccinated people. Corrupt neoliberal medical establishment does not have the courage to admit that the virus outplayed them. This is a very questionable assumption indeed.
Most WSJ comments are highly skeptical of the official coverage... How thos medical brass can't understadn that emergence of Delta variant was the writing on the wall? Why they behaved is such strange and stupid way? What are their hidden assumption that dictated "there is no tomorrow without total vaccination" response. Mortality does not justifies such a response and there are a dozen more dangerious infectional desease in circulation that have higher mortality then COVID-19. Is this because they suspect that the virus has artificl origin or what?
Jul 16, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Also the whole idea of booster shots undermine the idea of "total immunization" and makes achieving "herd immunity" impossible.

The durability of immune response after Covid-19 infection or vaccination is one of the most important factors in the trajectory of the pandemic , health experts say. Exactly how long the immune response might be protective isn't clear, in part because the earliest known infections and vaccinations stretch back only some 18 months at most.

The durability of immune response after Covid-19 infection or vaccination is one of the most important factors in the trajectory of the pandemic , health experts say. Exactly how long the immune response might be protective isn't clear, in part because the earliest known infections and vaccinations stretch back only some 18 months at most.

"We shouldn't get scared when we see the antibody response go down," said Miriam Merad, director of the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Some immunologists have also reported other parts of the immune system adapting to recognize the virus that causes Covid-19, such as Memory B cells that churn out antibodies and T-cells that can direct an immune response or kill infected cells.

In a May study in the scientific journal Nature, researchers found Covid-19-specific immune cells in the bone marrow from 15 of 19 patients who had experienced a mild infection as much as eight months earlier. That indicates that their bodies were forming a lasting immune memory against the virus, said Ali Ellebedy, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the senior author on the study.

"Those people have some partial protection remaining for a long time," Dr. Ellebedy said.

Immunologists and health authorities caution that not everyone generates a robust immune response following a Covid-19 infection, especially people who are older or have weakened immune systems

... many people who are immunocompromised fail to elicit a strong immune response even after full vaccination. Israel has started giving booster shots to people with weaker immune systems as cases caused by the Delta variant increase in the country.

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Both Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE as well as Moderna Inc. have demonstrated that their mRNA vaccines are effective for at least six months. A CDC official earlier this week said the agency hasn't yet seen evidence of waning immunity among people vaccinated as far back as December and January.

Covid-19 vaccines strengthen the immune response among people who have been previously infected, immunologists say. In one cohort of 63 previously infected participants, 41% of whom were subsequently vaccinated, researchers found that people who had been infected but not vaccinated generated an immune response up to a year later.

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People who were vaccinated after being infected generated more-effective antibody responses against viral mutations.

"They basically become bulletproof," said Michel Nussenzweig, an immunologist at the Rockefeller University and senior author on the study. "It's a big difference."

The CDC and many health authorities recommend that people who have previously had Covid-19 still get vaccinated to boost their immune response.


John Pound SUBSCRIBER 55 seconds ago

Man, the non-stop drug pushing in the media is bizarre.

Google T and B cells as regards immunology and sleep easier.

Taiwan suffered less than 15 deaths from covid in 2020 and only 749 total to date from both covid and the Delta variant despite a population of 24M and relatively lax covid policies.

Why? Blood serology showed massive cross-immunization from SARS 2003 that swept through Taiwan 18 years ago.

Mother nature was saving human lives long before Pfizer....

Girish Kotwal SUBSCRIBER 2 minutes ago
I am making a strong case for Covid-19 Immune Response being longer lasting, more robust and broader in terms of emerging variants, than any of the current first generation vaccines against COVID alone. I am gathering a ton of evidence not just theoretical prediction to submit to a top journal for Med. Research. But let me summarize my rationale for making a bold statement.

1) An average vaccinee has no higher antibody level against the surface glycoprotein of SARSCoronavirus 2/COVID after the first vaccine dose of Pfizer or Moderna or after the single dose of J&J.
2) A vaccinee who is not immunocompromised or immunosuppressed elicits an antibody and cellular response exclusively against a single surface protein of COVID, where as a previously confirmed +ve person who recovered from COVID and has been subsequently and consistently negative for COVID genomic RNA as determined by PCR, will have elicited immunity to all proteins of COVID including the most abundant nucleocapsid protein.

Gregory Gustilo SUBSCRIBER 37 minutes ago
Are none of our health and govt officials going to bring up the possibilities, that, most likely, after studying and comparing Sars 2 with the other 11 man made virus', it shares the same unique fingerprint, that maybe, just maybe this is not a mutation at all, but a completely different man made creation? Asking for a friend. Are we about to be bombarded by "new" virus', which will create "new" vaccines and an eco system of big Pharma creating a never ending source of revenue? Asking for a f different friend.
Ken Belcher SUBSCRIBER 5 minutes ago
As it is, marketing has driven the increase in diabetes, and lowered people's opportunities to acquire immunity to common infections by pushing 'cleaning' products to needlessly sterilize ones environment.

Even if Covid-19 was man-made, how would that change the rational responses to protect you and your family from it?

kris thiruvillakkat SUBSCRIBER 46 minutes ago
Speculations, hypothesis, steady streaming by WSJ (and others). Long term? What months, years? No clinical evidences, only studies; we haven't been on it long enough. Simple known facts about most (if not all) viruses are known for years. So, in this respect, covid will not be much different, say, from the flu viruses; it's just another "variant". And, we know that flu vaccines offer limited immunity (months to a year), as they are mutating (into different variants, fast- that's how they work). It would help to put this kind of facts in perspective with covid also. Don't get stressed out or overly hopeful by reading these kinds of coverage.
Dom Fried SUBSCRIBER 37 minutes ago
It is not a flu. I wish people would stop saying that. The mRNA vaccines are novel. No prior flu vaccine has been mRNA. Neither the vaccines nor the viruses are the same, so any conclusions you just drew based on past flu experiences are invalid and pure nonsense.
John C SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Here is some news for you, T Swan. CA hospitals are now seeing a surge in Delta (or Epsilon, I'm not sure which) cases in previously-vaccinated people. But Gov Gav CAN'T lockdown again because he has a recall election this fall. So regardless of the science, Gav can't shut down again because he knows he will be victim-blamed for the upsurge. He won't "follow the science" because now it's politically inconvenient for him. But there will have to be new mask mandates shortly in CA and that alone might create enough of a political whirlwind to recall the governor.

[Jul 16, 2021] Covid will effectively act as a "second circulating flu this winter," and will eventually become endemic virus

If COVID will become endemic virus how any professional can talk about herd immunity? For example, how would you rate the following statement ""The higher infectivity of Delta means the threshold for herd immunity will be higher." He says while a 70% vaccination rate may have been enough to reach herd immunity against the initial strain of COVID-19, it "likely isn't high enough against Delta, as shown by case increases in places like the UK and Israel, which have high vaccination rates." Former NYC Health Commissioner- Threshold For Herd Immunity Against COVID-19 Will Be Higher
If 80% of a population is immune to a virus, four out of every five people who encounter someone with the disease won't get sick (and won't spread the disease any further). In this way, the spread of infectious diseases is kept under control. Depending how contagious an infection the threshold need to be higher and generally varies from 50 to 95%. Measles, for example, spreads so easily that an estimated 95% of a population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. For polio, the threshold is about 80%.
If Delta variant infects 30-40% of vaccinated (who then can spread the virus) and threshold for immunity for COVID-19 is over 80%, it looks like herd immunity in unachievable with the current generation of vaccines (not sure about natural immunity) It looks like the situation with COVID-19 vaccines is similar to the situation with vaccines for flu and the idea of creating efficient multi-year vaccine against coronavirus is on very shaky ground. Taking into account the amount and severity of adverse effects any vaccine need years of testing before the distribution to the general population can be approved. Side effects of the current generation of vaccines are largely unknown but they already include death, paralysis and myocarditis (for Pfizer) and neurological disorders (For J*J and AstraZenica vaccines)
We do not know how many people have natural immunity to COVID-19. All we have are cruel natural experiments on cruise ships, especially famous Diamond Princess epidemic (712 out of 3711 tested positive, 14 dead). This shows that natural immunity can be significant. Quarantine!, a book written by passenger Gay Courter on her experience on board the quarantined vessel, was released in November 2020. The HBO documentary The Last Cruise tells the story of the voyage. This is not the firs mass infection on cruise ships: norovirus was the typical epidemic on cruise ships for a long time...
There is a difference between protecting with vaccination the most venerable (say people from 65 years old, morbidly obese, and some other categories) and the mass vaccination campaign unleashed without sufficient testing.
Jul 14, 2021 | www.forbes.com
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"I wouldn't be declaring mission accomplished. I think this is going to be a long fight," Gottlieb said Sunday. "You're seeing a decoupling between cases, hospitalizations and deaths because there's so much immunity in the population" not just through vaccination" but also through prior infection... But this is likely to become an endemic virus. We're going to have to deal with it. "

[Jul 15, 2021] Natural Infection May Offer Better Protection Against Delta Variant, Israeli Health Ministry Says

Jul 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

In recent weeks, Israeli media has become a factory for stories that cut against the 'official' 'scientific' narrative about the COVID-19 vaccines. Most visibly, I srael has made a deal with Pfizer to start doling out "booster" shots for the most vulnerable Israelis, despite the FDA's insistence that there's "no evidence" that a booster shot is necessary.

Now, the Israeli Health Ministry has discovered that the number of patients who had been infected prior to becoming infected again during the latest Delta-driven wave of the pandemic were less likely to be reinfected than patients who have only been vaccinated. The finding directly contradicts research spouted by American experts like Dr. Fauci, along with Pfizer and Moderna, who have previously insisted that the antibodies created by their jabs are more powerful than antibodies produced by natural infection (which is one reason even the previously infected have been asked to get vaccinated).

According to Israel National News , more than 7.7K new cases of the virus have been detected during the most recent wave (beginning back in May). However, just 72 of the confirmed cases were reported in people who were known to have been previously infected - that is, less than 1% of the new cases.

Roughly 40% of new cases "" involving more than 3K patients "" were infected despite being fully vaccinated.

By this count, Israelis who had been vaccinated were 6.72x more likely to get infected after the shot than after natural infection, with more than 3K of the 5,193,499, or 0.0578%, of Israelis who were vaccinated getting infected in the latest wave. The disparity has confounded Health Ministry experts, with some saying the data proves the higher level of immunity provided by natural infection versus vaccination. However, others remain unconvinced.

Israel's Health Ministry previously estimated that the efficacy of Pfizer's COVID jab was only 64% against the Delta variant , which helped prompt Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to develop a new jab designed to protect against variants including Delta and Beta (the variant first discovered in South Africa).


Lord Baltimore 3 hours ago remove link

"Roughly 40% of new cases "" involving more than 3K patients "" were infected despite being fully vaccinated."

Which implies that it's not really a vaccine.

Plus Size Model 2 hours ago

It was a privilege worth waiting for hours in line a few months ago! Ha

I'll never forget watching some poor guy on CNN suffer while being taunted by a bunch of newsmen hyping up the juice. The poor guy looked like he was dying from COVID and the interviewer claimed that, anecdotally, the vaccines can work miracles. He also claimed that the vaccine can, anecdotally of course, clear up this guy's symptoms that he's been having for the past year.

The guy was just wrecked. He could hardly sit up without fainting, couldn't sleep, and often had to cool his feet off in icewater.

At the end of the vaccine advertisement, the interviewer had the audacity to claim that he wasn't eligible for the vaccine yet and had to suffer for a few more months. Sadists!!

GreatUncle 1 hour ago remove link

Those participating in the experiment ... the issue is not necessarily the vaccine i t is what changes it makes to the rest of your immune system . If you had measles ... has that immunity been wiped people should be asking because NOBODY KNOWS!

This is why people with a poor disposition to vaccines will get an adverse outcome.

Do the test ... let 10000 people be vaxxed and now write down on the persons vaxxed card this one gets Guinne & Barrie. Get 100% right and no errors or guesses then I would consider you a real pro.

But then if you were that good you should be pulling that person out and saying no vaxx for you ... so in effect those vaxxing are no better than murderers and fast approaching 10K kills.

THAT LOGIC TELLS ME THIS MASS VACCINATION IS MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE.

hwinoree 3 hours ago

How mRNA Vaccines Work

philipat 2 hours ago

By definition, the mRNA and DNA devices are experimental gene therapies, not vaccines. Their issued patents confirm this.

Even according to the manufacturers, these products do NOT induce immunity and do NOT prevent transmission.

They are, in fact "leaky" prophylactic therapies which simply claim to reduce the severity of symptoms. There are risks of using such products in the middle of a pandemic, as set forth by Dr Geert Vanden Bossche.

HowdyDoody 2 hours ago

"Which implies that it's not really a vaccine."

Pfizer/Moderna/AZ are not. The acceptance criteria for a 'successful vaccine' was never 'reduction of symptoms in some cases of the disease.'

LetThemEatRand 3 hours ago

Funny how the "conspiracy theorists" predicted this months ago. I suppose social media and other big tech will allow people to post comments and videos about this now that mother Israel said it's true? Or not. Maybe they will ban the Israeli government for spreading disinformation for a while before they get a call from the ADL.

serotonindumptruck 3 hours ago

The propaganda is now coming fast and hard.

Not only are "vaccine" passports being suggested (and implemented), but now "booster" shots are being forced down everyone's throats.

Masking these mandates behind Israel only raises my suspicions.

Are Israelis receiving placebos and vitamin shots in lieu of the genocidal kill shots?

Plus Size Model 3 hours ago

I'm seeing some goofballs / paid agents / bots requesting a drip line like it's chemotherapy. It's hilarious making them explain their logic. It's even funnier what they come up with.

Plus Size Model 2 hours ago

Doesn't look like it. They've got the same drama going on there too. This guy claims the vaccines killed lots more than the virus itself and got "fact checked" by some whatever website.

https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/data-from-israel-showed-that-the-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-reduces-the-likelihood-of-dying-from-covid-19-analysis-in-a-forum-post-claiming-the-opposite-is-flawed/

philipat 2 hours ago (Edited)

With the exception of high risk group (mostly the age cohort > age 70), natural infection is better protection for everyone against any Covid in terms of the risk/benefit equation (a/k/a informed consent). The survival rate in this group is 99.95% whereas the vaccine AE risk is not insignificant. Natural immunity also provides a broader, deeper and longer-lasting.

But we are still being lied to about :

  1. Naturally immune people still need vaccination. The scientific fact is they don't and in fact there may be dangers (ADE, or Pathogenic priming) in doing so. Why the lies?
  2. Herd Immunity can only be achieved through vaccination. The WHO has changed its definition and M-W dictionary has revised its defintion accordingly. But again the science does not support this. In fact, the experiences of both Diamond Princess and USS Theodore Roosevelt both suggest (albeit only anecdotally) that only 20% of the population will ever become infected. This is consistent with scientific assessments which have variously estimated that up to 80% may have pre-existing immunity. There is a good possibility that Herd Immunity had already been reached BEFORE the "vaccine" rollout started and that the "fall in new cases" was more attributable to the decline in testing.

So why all the lies and denial of science? Are there other reasons, perhaps, for the obsession with "vaccinating" everyone, even those who don't need it (the already immune and children) and pregnant women, where normal medical precaution suggests that it could at least wait until after delivery?

Kassandra 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Unlike some say, it's a real illness. Had it early on, Dec 2019 into Jan 2020. Dry, brutal cough. Felt like I broke a rib. Fever went to 104.2 after that I can't remember. Too sick to go to Dr. Sweats to make the sheets wet. I realized if it got any worse, I should go to ER. Also realized all I had to do was breathe. Lay on my side and had the heating pad on high on my upside lung area..and concentrated on breathing. And everything tasted like nothing..cardboard or worse. I'm in my 60s..decent health. But it was no joke. I've survived a lot of nasty **** including staph pneumonia, twice, as a child. This was worse. They can't possibly make a vaccine against this. You couldn't pay me any amount of money to take the vaccine.

CatInTheHat 1 hour ago

The tests were/are a FRAUD..

They were deliberately run at high cycle thresholds (35-42), guaranteeing FALSE positives.

The American people have beem so dumbed down, that stupid gov slogans like flatten the curve, social distancing and my personal favorite ASYMPTOMATIC, that convinced a nation of healthy people that they were sick FOR OVER A YEAR, they no longer recognize truth and ******** out of gov.

THAT is frightening. Honestly stupidity ignorance and flat out NARCISSISM from Dem voters via this massive hoax they bought into hook line and sinker does NOT bode well for the future. One wonders what it will take to wake them up. I thought dead and injured CHILDREN would do it. But NOPE.

Johnny Walker 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Explained why you should NOT take the jab:

https://principia-scientific.com/doctor-heart-failure-from-mrna-jabs-will-kill-most-people/

https://www.bitchute.com/video/OUJXK7t9UUaW/

CatInTheHat 1 hour ago

What kills me is that these murderers call myocarditis MILD..

If you get onto Telegram and head over to the MRNA DEATH TOLL group you'll see just how "mild" this is for CHILDREN

rejectnumbskull 1 hour ago

The bitchute video with the doctor was really good. Very important. EVERYBODY should watch it.

Sluggo315 2 hours ago remove link

Dr. Kurt Vanden Bossche predicted this would occur. He made videos proclaiming that the world should not be vaccinating during a pandemic because of exactly this reason. I just did a Google search and his name never even appeared in the predictive function when typing his name. Why? The vax should be stopped immediately and anyone associated with Phizer, BioNTech, Moderna, J and J, Gates Foundation, Schwab Foundation should all be put on trial somewhere for crimes against humanity!! IMO. Will they? Hell no, the media will just say this is all a big conspiracy...

Multi 1 hour ago

France (Macron) just made mandatory proof of vaccination to ENTER SHOPS and USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION .

ay_arrow
Jim in MN 1 hour ago

Let's also please keep reminding people of the new UK data on children in which less than one in FOUR MILLION healthy children actually died from this. Compare that to the risk of a completely new mRNA serum that actually targets an extremely rare and poorly understood type of immune cell--and one of the only things we do know about these immune cells is that altering their function plays a major or even key role in autoimmune disorders.

Millions of kids. Playing Fauci Roulette with life-long debilitating or fatal side effects.

Just stop all of this. It's madness, or worse.

fackbankz 1 hour ago

All I hear on the news is how 99% of "cases" in the US are in unvaccinated people.

Somebody's lying, and in this case, I definitely trust Israel's numbers.

JD59 2 hours ago (Edited)

The US Gov., big pharma, and the media have been lying to the world the entire time about this bug.

trailer park boys 1 hour ago

What am I missing here?

"...less than 1% of the new cases were reported in people who were known to have been previously infected."

"Roughly 40% of new cases "" involving more than 3K patients "" were infected despite being fully vaccinated."

"By this count, Israelis who had been vaccinated were 6.72x more likely to get infected after the shot than after natural infection."

The math doesn't add up - or am I reading this wrong?

LEEPERMAX 3 hours ago

😳Wow

CoronaGate Update :

https://brandnewtube.com/watch/dr-david-martin-dr-reiner-fuellmich-july-9-2021_RlmKScwsMf6ATEG.html

Imxploring 1 hour ago

No doubt the human body is the best machine to produce durable antibodies.... artificial methods work.... but are limited.

Po0h Bear 1 hour ago

Psaki Slip: "˜Vaccines Can Kill You if You're Under 27'

https://www.infowars.com/posts/psaki-slip-vaccines-can-kill-you-if-youre-under-27/

CheapBastard 2 hours ago (Edited)

Bottom line:

Lots of politicians, doctors and corporations and esp Big Pharma are benefiting greatly either financially from this or enabling them to exert more CONTROL on people. It comes down to:

  • Money, and,
  • Power
USGrant 1 hour ago (Edited)

If the population of Israel is 9 E6 and the number of delta cases is 7.7 E3 then there is to date a 7.7E3/9E6 =.000856 or .0856% chance of coming down with it. It may be more likely you will choke on a mouthful of steak.

5.1E6 have been jabbed or 5.1E6/9E6 or 56.6% jabbed and then 3.9E6/9E6= 43.4% unjabbed. So getting delta if unjabbed is 3.08E3/3.9E6=.00079 or .079%. So .0856/.079=1.1 times more likely to come down with delta if jabbed versus unjabbed. So jabbing confers nothing. Natural immunity confers a large advantage as a minuscule number of 72 is assigned to those confirmed to have been originally infected.

Captive 34 minutes ago (Edited)

All we can say is that so far, the number of individuals being infected by the delta variant who had previous infections is small and the number of those infected who were previously vaccinated is similar to the background rate of infectivity. Which, like you concluded, likely means that vaccination imparts little added benefit but natural recovery is likely protective. Quantifying it... I agree, not possible without knowing precisely how many in Israel had previous infections.

Bob Lidd 2 hours ago remove link

Until an infectious disease crisis is very real, present, and at an
emergency threshold, it is often largely ignored.

To sustain the funding base beyond the crisis, we need to increase public
understanding of the need for MCMs such as a pan-influenza or
pan-coronavirus vaccine.

A key driver is the media, and the economics follow the hype. We need to use

that hype to our advantage to get to the real issues. Investors will respond if they

see profit at the end of process,

Peter Daszak - President of EcoHealth Alliance
2015

https://www.brighteon.com/a569c7c9-9572-47ed-ba3c-130b0c13aa55

desertboy 2 hours ago remove link

Similar results to the 52,000 participant cohort of the Cleveland Clinic recently published, showing dramatically better response from naturally-developed immunity than from the vaccinated.

But Professor Sucharit Bhakdi is a kooky conspiracy theorist,

and Fauci is not a politician.

Po0h Bear 1 hour ago

Italian Neurosurgeon Who Operated on Young Covid Vaccine Victim Says "Never Seen Anything Like This"

Neurosurgeon interviewed by Italian media says brain of 18-year-old girl swelled to point that skull was opened to relieve pressure. She passed away days later

'I had never seen a brain that was affected by such an extensive and severe thrombosis.'

https://www.infowars.com/posts/italian-neurosurgeon-who-operated-on-covid-vaccine-victim-says-never-seen-anything-like-this/

Jim in MN 1 hour ago

Let's just check their math shall we?

Total population = 9,371,370 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel

Total new cases = 7,700

'Known recovered' = 835,792 per the article

New cases among recovered = 72 or .00862% infection rate

'Vaccinated' = 5,193,499

New cases among vaccinated = 'over 3,000' but we'll call it 3,000 or .0578% infection rate

That leaves 4,628 new cases among the rest of the 'status unknown' population of 3,342,079. 0.139% infection rate.

A few observations, first, 7,700 'cases detected' is itself in total less than one tenth of one percent of the population. Just saying.

The infection rate among the vaccinated is indeed 6.7 times that of the 'recovered'. The 'status unknown' rate is another 2.4 times that.

OutaTime43 22 minutes ago (Edited)

People in their 30's are dying from Covid (delta). Even those without pre conditions. So, stop listening to this misinformation targeting conservative readers please. It's probably being done on purpose.

99% of those right now being hospitalized with Covid 19 are unvaccinated.

green_dog 10 minutes ago

Please, provide a link to data supporting your claim about the deaths in the younger age group with no co-morbidities.

C0rnelius 11 minutes ago

where is your source that 99% of those hospitalized with delta are unvaccinated? The first delta case in the US was back in March and deaths have continued to trend down. Covid is clearly becoming less deadly as it mutates.

OutaTime43 7 minutes ago (Edited) remove link

Here you go boss. This is a fact.

https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2021/05/12/most-covid-19-infections-and-hospitalizations-are-in-unvaccinated/

More recent data from Virginia..

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/99-of-virginians-who-died-from-covid-19-since-january-were-unvaccinated/article_6f4be63e-cc02-54ce-b306-ae82dfa1b406.html

Also, here's the case rate per population. The highest case rates are in the lowest vaccinated states.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

[Jul 14, 2021] Pfizer wants to administer the third (booster) short to vaccinationated people; Regulators Signal Caution

Is not this a fiasco?
Jul 08, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

Pfizer Outlines Booster Plans While Regulators Signal Caution By Robert Langreth and Josh Wingrove July 8, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT Updated on July 8, 2021, 9:56 PM EDT

Pfizer Inc. plans to request U.S. emergency authorization in August for a third booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine, based on early data showing that it can sharply increase immune protection against the coronavirus.

At the same time, however, federal health officials signaled that they would take a cautious approach to potential booster shots, and underlined that the currently available vaccines are effective at keeping people from being sickened by the coronavirus.

Pfizer has received initial data from an early human study showing that a third dose of its existing coronavirus vaccine is safe and can raise neutralizing antibody levels by 5 to 10 fold compared with the original vaccine, the company's research head, Mikael Dolsten, said in an interview.

Once more data is in hand, Pfizer plans to ask the FDA to authorize a booster shot that could be given six to eight months after the original two doses, Dolsten said. The drugmaker is also talking with regulators in other countries and the European Union about the new results, he said. Pfizer produces the vaccine in partnership with BioNTech SE .

[Jul 14, 2021] Drugmakers Spending on Stock, Dividends and Executive Pay Exceeds Research, Democrats Say -

Jul 13, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Drugmakers' Spending on Stock, Dividends and Executive Pay Exceeds Research, Democrats Say Posted on July 11, 2021 by Jerri-Lynn Scofield

By Michael McAuliff. Originally published at Kaiser Health News .

The largest drug companies are far more interested in enriching themselves and investors than in developing new drugs, according to a House committee report released Thursday that argues the industry can afford to charge Medicare less for prescriptions.

The report by the House Oversight and Reform Committee says that contrary to pharmaceutical industry arguments that large profits fund extensive research and innovation, the major drug companies plow more of their billions in earnings back into their own stocks, dividends and executive compensation.

And they can do it largely because Congress has imposed few restrictions on their pricing in the United States" including in the Medicare program, which is not permitted to negotiate drug prices, House Democrats say.

"What we have found is shocking," said Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). "Drug companies are actively and intentionally targeting the United States for price increases, often while cutting prices in the rest of the world."

According to the data crunched by the committee, the 14 largest drug manufacturers paid themselves and investors $578 billion from 2016 to 2020 through dividends and stock buybacks, while investing $56 billion less" $522 billion" on research and development.

On top of that, the report says, some of that R&D money is spent researching ways to suppress competition, such as by filing hundreds of new, minor patents on older drugs that make it harder to produce generics.

"Despite Big Pharma's lip service about innovation, many drug companies are not actually spending significant portions of their research-and-development budget to discover innovative new treatments," Maloney told reporters in a conference call. "Instead, these companies are spending their research-and-development dollars on finding ways to game the system."

"How can Pharma say with a straight face "¦ that lower drug prices for Americans will have to come at the expense of research and development?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked on the call.

The release of the report during a congressional recess seemed aimed at least partly at boosting support for the House Democrats' Lower Drug Costs Now Act , which, among other things, would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, let Americans with private insurance pay those same rates and limit U.S. prices to an average price other countries pay.

Pelosi said she would like to see the measure, numbered H.R. 3, included in a massive bill that Democrats are preparing under what is known as the budget reconciliation process. That process allows taxing and spending bills to be packaged together and get though the Senate on a simple majority vote exempt from a filibuster. Democrats are expected to use the process for a number of key initiatives, including possible changes in Medicare eligibility and benefits, outlined by President Joe Biden and congressional leaders and panned by Republicans.

"With the savings on the lower drug prices, we can invest in transformational improvements in American health care," Pelosi said. "We have an historic opportunity to do so as we craft the reconciliation bill. We'll see how we proceed there."

Some more moderate Democrats have raised concerns about H.R. 3, in part echoing industry assertions that curbing drugmakers' revenues might cut their ability to innovate. Pelosi can afford to have only a handful of Democrats defect in the House, and all 50 Democrats in the Senate are needed to pass a reconciliation measure.

Among the starker examples the report highlights, the company Novo Nordisk spent twice as much on executive pay and buying back its own stock as on R&D over the five years.

The drugmaker Amgen especially cashed in on the 2017 tax cuts pushed through a Republican Congress, spending five times as much on buybacks as on research, the report says.

According to the report, if the 14 large companies maintain roughly their current practices, they will pay themselves and investors $1.15 trillion over the next decade, which the committee notes is double the estimated cost of H.R. 3.

The report also singles out internal documents from the pharmaceutical giant AbbVie as an illustration of "research and development" being aimed at suppressing cheaper competition, in this case by seeking new minor patent enhancements on the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, which costs $77,000 a year.

"An internal presentation emphasized that one objective of the "˜enhancement' strategy was to "˜raise barriers to competitor ability to replicate,'" the report says, likely delaying lower-priced biosimilar drugs at least until 2023. It also notes that the company identified about $5.19 billion in R&D for Humira, about 7.4% of the drug's net U.S. revenue.

In another case, the report highlights an internal presentation from Celgene, which makes the $16,744-a-month cancer drug Revlimid and has since been bought by Bristol Myers Squibb.

The report says Celgene targeted the United States for its profitable price hikes and admitted in a presentation that it was because of the country's "highly favorable environment with free-market pricing."

In some other cases, the combined $3.2 billion that the 14 companies' top management earned over the five years was conditioned on U.S. price hikes.

A spokesperson for Novo Nordisk said its buybacks were entirely justified and included them in what he described as the company's overall long-term investments.

"These investments have led to the discovery of innovative treatments that have made substantial impacts on peoples' lives," said Michael Bachner, director of communications for Novo Nordisk.

"Given the complex challenges in the health care system, we remain committed to developing solutions in cooperation with policymakers and other stakeholders," he said. "We will continue to work towards maintaining a sustainable business that will foster innovation and provide patients with access to needed new therapies."

Frank Benenati, a spokesperson for AbbVie, took issue with the report's emphasis on Humira's R&D costs. He said the report "is misleading in that it focuses on the R&D spend for one drug, not the total R&D spend, which was approximately $50 billion since 2013."

Other companies did not immediately answer requests for comment, but a spokesperson for the industry's lobbying arm, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said the release of the report was political and aimed at backing legislation that PhRMA said would harm Medicare.

"While we can't speak to specific examples cited in the report, this partisan exercise is clearly designed to garner support for an extreme bill that will erode Medicare protections and access to treatments for seniors," said PhRMA spokesperson Brian Newell. "Every year, biopharmaceutical research companies invest tens of billions of dollars in the research and development of new cures and treatments, as well as our significant investments in time and resources creating treatments and vaccines to combat the global pandemic."

Despite the report, he said, net prices on drugs are coming down, when rebates to customers are included. He added that the greater problems are with high deductibles charged by insurers and with profits taken by middlemen such as pharmacy benefit managers.

"We are committed to working with policymakers on commonsense, bipartisan solutions that address the real challenges patients face," Newell said. "Working together we can make sure medicines are affordable and accessible for everyone."


timbers , July 11, 2021 at 7:25 am

It's good Nancy Pelosi said those really mean things about drug companies on the call and Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney told us she was shocked SHOCKED the committee found that gambling was going on in the casino and that Dems are pushing this NOW when they now know for sure they can't pass it because President Machin will veto it.

And kudos to article being fair and balanced by quoting the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America without breaking out into hysterical laughter:

"Despite the report, he said, net prices on drugs are coming down, when rebates to customers are included. He added that the greater problems are with high deductibles charged by insurers and with profits taken by middlemen such as pharmacy benefit managers. "

It's all those millionaire pharmacy managers and assorted working class folk that is driving up the cost of drugs.

Nikkikat , July 12, 2021 at 2:54 pm

I also chuckled at Maloney being SHOCKED, shocked I tell you!
We all known we were fronting the money for R and D and paying the highest prices in the world. We also know that Pelosi and the rest are not going to do anything about it.

jo6pac , July 11, 2021 at 8:11 am

Of course they do they're not the late Dr. Silk.

Arizona Slim , July 11, 2021 at 8:21 am

Dr. Salk was truly one-of-a-kind.

When I was a younger Slim and in the employ of the University of Pittsburgh, I noticed the revered status of Salk Hall. It was considered to be a very special part of the Pitt campus.

On another note, this part of the post really bopped me over the head:

"[W]ould allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices."

Sounds good, but just how hard of a bargain is Medicare going to drive? IMHO, the harder the better, but won't those Medicare negotiators eventually want to take jobs in the pharmaceutical industrial complex?

jo6pac , July 11, 2021 at 9:15 am

Thanks for the correct spelling and story

Arizona Slim , July 11, 2021 at 10:03 am

You're welcome!

On a somewhat related note, I also worked on the University of Arizona campus. While there, I knew the man who shot that famous photo of the little girl taking the oral vaccine with numerous adults looking on. Photographer was George Kew, and darn if I can find that photo online.

The Rev Kev , July 11, 2021 at 10:11 am

Not this one by any chance, Slim? You have to click the one under "˜Images'-

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jonas-Salk/images-videos

Arizona Slim , July 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm

No. This was the oral vaccine that was developed by Dr. Sabin. ISTR George telling me that his photo was featured in Life magazine.

Mikel , July 11, 2021 at 8:17 am

"How can Pharma say with a straight face "¦ that lower drug prices for Americans will have to come at the expense of research and development?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked on the call.

Because they will cut R&D further to maintain their big pay days and perceived status. Not too subtle. That is what they are saying.
When people show you who they are, believe them.

allan , July 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

Throw in the billions that Big Pharma spends on marketing prescription drugs directly to consumers,
legal only in the US and New Zealand (say it ain't so, Jacinda)
and which can lead to worse health outcomes, and you have a real problem:

"¦ For health care that is mediated by a clinician's order or prescription,
DTC [Direct To Consumer] advertising by manufacturers increases the need for clinicians
to help patients understand product claims, medical need, cost, and nonmedical alternatives.

Evidence that physicians have been either misled or otherwise persuaded to act based on fraudulent pharmaceutical marketing in recent decades, however, suggests that professionals may need further education or support to serve as the arbiter of deceptive marketing.3 Moreover, the expectation that clinicians will prioritize the patient's well-being in making care recommendations breaks down when the clinician is linked with the manufacturer, as is the case with some advertised products that help patients to find a physician who can prescribe without ever meeting the patient face to face. Scrutiny of such arrangements to ensure they do not undermine the intent of existing licensure and regulatory regimes that govern prescribing seems warranted.

"¦ Patients' trust in physicians puts them in a position to help mitigate the harms of DTC advertising. However, trust in physicians and health care institutions may be at stake if medical marketing by practitioners, health care organizations, and manufacturers of health care products continues to increase unchecked.

Christopher Horne , July 12, 2021 at 2:40 am

Also, the many perks their salespeople use to get doctors to perscribe
the drugs! Conference attendance and travel, meals, vacations and God
knows what else. After all, the bottom line is the companies have to sell
the drugs in order to make the big profits.

John Zelnicker , July 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

So, PhRMA says negotiating prices with Medicare will harm the program and "erode Medicare protections and access to treatments for seniors".

Yeah, right! They're going to stop selling drugs that are still insanely profitable if they can't charge even more insanely profitable prices. /s

Christopher Horne , July 12, 2021 at 2:43 am

"¦.And I gots some fine swampland in Florida for sale for you.
Sickening. No doubt the rationale is "˜if I don't do it, someone else will.

bill dietrich , July 11, 2021 at 11:15 am

Stock-buy-back operations, were illegal until 1982, when Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman John Shad, a former Wall Street CEO, redefined unlawful "stock manipulation" to exclude stock buybacks. Another joke on us by R Reagan. https://banyanhill.com/buybacks-destroy-corporations/

drumlin woodchuckles , July 11, 2021 at 6:48 pm

If an SEC Chairman can redefine stock buybacks as not unlawful stock manipulation, then another SEC Chairman can un-redefine stock buybacks back to being unlawful stock manipulation.

Perhaps Congress could make accepting an SEC Chair nominee contingent upon that nominee's willingness to un-redefine stock buybacks back to being illegal. Perhaps it the confirmed nominee breaks such a promise, Congress can authorize zero funding for SEC until SEC Chair issues such a ruling.

Hayek's Heelbiter , July 11, 2021 at 11:32 am

And you mustn't forget that a huge amount of the basic research funded by the taxpayers is cherrypicked and then financialized by Big Pharma.

https://www.pnas.org/content/115/10/2329

This report shows that NIH funding contributed to published research associated with every one of the 210 new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration from 2010""2016. Collectively, this research involved >200,000 years of grant funding totaling more than $100 billion. The analysis shows that >90% of this funding represents basic research related to the biological targets for drug action rather than the drugs themselves.

Susan the other , July 11, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Whereas it's a perverse incentive to tax big oil's corporate profits (because they will just invest in capital improvements for a business that is already operating beyond full capacity "" a business that needs to be restricted to contain CO2 emissions as well as conserve oil "" it is a very good idea to tax the crap out of pharma's corporate profits because they haven't been "capitalists" for as long as I can remember. They need to start being actual modern pharmaceutical companies. They should also be deprived of any government help-at-all-whatsoever until they stop profiteering, and if they do not comply then it's time to nationalize them too. Good riddance.

Adam Eran , July 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm

This imbalance between C-suite pay and R&D may be new, but Marcia Angell wrote years ago that big pHRMA paid 55% of its gross for marketing, but only 15% for R&D (in NYRB). Most of that R&D is targeted at extending the patent life of already patented drugs (think: "Time release viagra").

Mariana Mazzucato's TED talk about government-as-innovator notes that 75% of pharmaceutical innovation comes from government-funded research.

bill dietrich , July 11, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Stock-buy-back operations, were illegal until 1982, when Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman John Shad, a former Wall Street CEO, redefined unlawful "stock manipulation" to exclude stock buybacks. Another joke on us by R Reagan. https://banyanhill.com/buybacks-destroy-corporations/

lincoln , July 11, 2021 at 1:53 pm

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act sounds like a very good idea. U.S. consumers have been overcharged for essential medicines for far too long. And drug manufacturers unfortunately play a big part in this. But drug prices are also high because of an extensive chain of rebates (aka kickbacks) between drug manufacturers and insurers. I hope this legislation will address the price manipulating actions of health insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers as well.

John Buell , July 11, 2021 at 2:40 pm

I would like any data on spending for marketing. Just from viewing commercial TV I surmise the ad budget is quite large and perhaps even greater than when Dr. Angell wrote

[Jul 14, 2021] Delta Variant Could Push U.S. Covid Immunity To 85%, Says Former FDA Head

Jul 14, 2021 | www.forbes.com

KEY FACTS

"Given how transmissible this variant is," Gottlieb told CBS News' This Week it's likely about 85% of the U.S. population will end up with some level of Covid-19 immunity.

With about 55% of the population at least partly immune due to vaccination and one-third of Americans having been naturally infected, Gottlieb noted that millions of Americans remain vulnerable and now have a "choice in terms of how [they] acquire immunity."

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Even those immune through natural infection are at heightened risk, Gottlieb said, pointing to data showing immunity among individuals naturally infected with Covid-19""and particularly those who are older""declines after about eight months.

The physician predicted Covid will effectively act as a "second circulating flu this winter," though he said its prominence "could be a little worse." CRUCIAL QUOTE

"I wouldn't be declaring mission accomplished. I think this is going to be a long fight," Gottlieb said Sunday. "You're seeing a decoupling between cases, hospitalizations and deaths because there's so much immunity in the population""not just through vaccination""but also through prior infection... But this is likely to become an endemic virus. We're going to have to deal with it."

[Jul 14, 2021] As Delta variant spreads Pfizer vaccine protection takes a hit, Israeli government says by Ivana Kottasová

64% make the idea of herd immunity a joke. Fauci who promoted this idea should go...
Jul 07, 2021 | www.cnn.com
In a brief statement issued on Monday, the government said that as of June 6, the vaccine provided 64% protection against infection. In May -- when the Alpha variant dominated in Israel and the Delta strain had not yet spread widely -- it found that the shot was 95.3% effective against all infections. The government added that the vaccine was now 93% effective in preventing severe disease and hospitalizations, compared to 97% reported in the medical journal The Lancet in May. The statement cited top line figures, but did not release underlying data or other details about its analysis. A team at Hebrew University said in a separate statement that it was too soon to tell how much the Delta variant was affecting vaccine efficacy.

In another statement Tuesday, Israel's Ministry of Health released some data about illness caused by Covid-19 and offered an expanded explanation of the vaccine's protectiveness. Despite an apparent decline in the vaccine's ability to prevent all infections during the spread of the Delta variant, the statement emphasized its continuing benefit in preventing severe cases.

Israel has deployed the Pfizer vaccine to everyone over the age of 12, and its early and quick rollout gave scientists one of the first real-world snapshots of its efficacy.

The government said the drop in efficacy is likely due to the spread of the Delta variant in Israel. This more infectious strain of the virus was first identified in India earlier this year and is also known as B.1.617.2.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN more granular data was needed to determine the exact reason for the drop in efficacy in Israel. While "the Israelis know what they're doing," the data is sparse, Fauci said, adding that the circumstances of the reported drop in efficacy are unclear.

Still, Dr. Richard Besser, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CNN the data from Israel is worth paying attention to, because Israel started vaccinating before the US and so "if there's going to be a problem, we'll likely see it there before we see it here in the United States." "I take this as actually encouraging information, that these vaccines are still highly effective in terms of preventing hospitalizations, severe illness and death," Besser said.

[Jul 14, 2021] Fact Check-Claim that vaccinated people are six times more likely to die from the Delta variant than those who are unvaccinat

Jul 14, 2021 | www.reuters.com

Fact Check-Claim that vaccinated people are six times more likely to die from the Delta variant than those who are unvaccinated is misleading

By Reuters Fact Check

6 MIN READ

Social media posts have claimed that those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are more six times more likely to die from being infected by variants than those who have not been inoculated. While the data was indeed taken from a Public Health England (PHE) briefing held in June, it was taken out of context.

Several blogs have spread the claim and screenshots of the blogs are being shared on social media.

The headline of a blog post, published on June 23 by DC Clothesline, reads: "Vaccinated people found to be 600% more likely to die from covid "variants" than unvaccinated people" ( archive.fo/nF2fM ).

"Death rate from variant COVID virus six times higher for vaccinated than unvaccinated, UK health data show," reads a headline from a similar blog published in Life Site News on June 18 ( archive.fo/yQAi3 ).

Examples of the blogs being shared on social media can be found ( here ), ( here ) and ( here ).

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Referring to data compiled by Public Health England (PHE) in a technical briefing released on June 18 regarding the SARS-CoV-2 variants ( here ), the authors of the blogs make several calculations.

On page 12 of the briefing, it shows that 26 people have died since February 1 after testing positive for the Delta variant of the virus, having also been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks. In total, 4,087 tested positive more than two weeks after their second dose. Meanwhile, 35,521 people who were unvaccinated tested positive for the Delta variant and 34 people died.

The authors then divide the number of deaths by the total number of people who tested positive for the Delta variant and found the rate of death to be 0.000957 for unvaccinated individuals and 0.00636 for those who have been inoculated.

[Jul 14, 2021] America Will Not Achieve Herd Immunity

In late April Axios reported that the United States is expected to run out of adults who want to get vaccinated within the next two to four weeks, citing a recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. According to the authors of the paper , "It appears we are quite close to the tipping point where demand for rather than supply of vaccines is our primary challenge."¦"
When in July 2021 the belief of vaccine protection at least partially went out of windows after Delta variant baceme the dominant and Pfizer started talking about booster shots the situation turned to worse.
Jul 14, 2021 | www.fairobserver.com

In early 2020, the scientific community went into hyperdrive to develop not one but several vaccines against COVID-19. In the US, the government and the medical community worked overtime to set up the infrastructure to get doses into arms around the country. Clinics and volunteers have jumped into action at a community level to make sure, as of this week, that 58% of adults have gotten at least one shot and over 70% of those older than 65 are fully vaccinated.

But all this effort is now hitting up against resistance. Or hesitancy. Or barriers to access. States are cutting back on their vaccine orders from the federal authorities. Daily vaccination rates have dropped nearly 20% from last week. Employers are basically bribing people to get their shots. Millions of people aren't even bothering to show up for their second doses.

[Jul 13, 2021] AstraZeneca, J J Working On 'Modifications' To Eliminate Potentially Deadly Side Effects - ZeroHedge

Jul 13, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Yesterday, the FDA confirmed that the Johnson & Johnson jab may be linked to rare side effects consistent with a neurological condition known as Guillain-Barré. The news was only the latest revelation of a rare but potentially life-threatening side effect caused by the vaccines. Both AstraZeneca and J&J have been linked to cerebral blood clots, while the Pfizer and Moderna jabs (which use a new technology known as mRNA) have been linked to heart inflammation in a small number of patients.

Unsurprisingly, the media hasn't devoted much attention to covering these defects. Authorities like the CDC insist that the benefits of the jabs far outweigh the risks, while Dr. Fauci took to CNBC Tuesday morning to offer reassurances about J&J's new warning label while suggesting that private companies do more to coerce Americans to get vaccinated.

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Fortunately for the small number of patients who are potentially at risk of developing a vaccine-induced side effect, the makers of the AstraZeneca and J&J jabs (which both use adenovirus technology) are working on modifications that could lower - or eliminate - certain dangerous side effects, according to WSJ.

Thanks to help from scientists around the world, early stage research has helped to identify what's causing the blood clots. Fast-developing clues into how the clots form (driven in part by independent scientists in Europe, the US and Canada) are boosting hopes of identifying the cause and possibly re-engineering AstraZeneca's shot by next year, according to some of these people.

Still, it's too early to know whether either shot can be modified, or whether doing so would make commercial sense, according to WSJ's anonymous sources.

For both AstraZeneca and J&J, eliminating the rare blood-clotting issues and the other neurological symptoms described above would be major victories for two companies that have lost their leading positions in the vaccine race. The changes could even help turn the shots into "moneymakers."

But first scientists say they need to understand whether the problem is one of the ingredients in the shots, the purification process or something that's embedded in how the vaccine's work (which would be a bigger problem). Sarah Gilbert, an Oxford vaccinologist and co-inventor of the vaccine, says her team is focused on figuring out what exactly triggers the immune response underpinning the clots.

In other news, Reuters reports that European regulators haven't received key data and other materials from the creators of Sputnik V, the Russian-developed vaccine that's already being used by a small number of EU nations, but is seeking approval for use across the EU.

Sources told Reuters that the failures are likely due to the Gamaleya Institute's lack of experience in dealing with overseas regulators. "They are not used to working with a regulatory agency like the EMA," the person close to the agency said, referring to Gamaleya and its scientists.

A J&J spokesman said the company supports "continued research and analysis as we work with medical experts and global health authorities." AstraZeneca has said it is "actively working with the regulators and scientific community to understand these extremely rare blood-clotting events, including information to drive early diagnosis and intervention, and appropriate treatment."
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...while the Pfizer and Moderna jabs (which use a new technology known as mRNA) have been linked to heart inflammation in a small number of patients.

It can't be a small number when there are so many people with major heart complications. I know one that probably will be disabled for life.

Besides what is a small number or rare? Why they don't report the actual numbers?

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Repost: Part of an article I posted in another comment on ZH, together with the link for the full article.

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Vaccine adverse reactions to date of this article (late May 2021)

To date, some 822,845 vaccine adverse reactions have been recorded in the United Kingdom by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), together with 1,180 deaths.
These figures are across all vaccine types, as detailed in the UK Column COVID-19 vaccine adverse effects analysis overview below. Please note that the UK Column summary data is a
presentation of the actual data taken from the UK Government MHRA Yellow Card vaccine adverse effects data itself.

Unlike the deliberately confusing datasets presented by the MHRA, the UK Column dataset is presented in a clear and easily searchable database. It should be noted that where minor
discrepancies in data entries occur, these errors exist in the original MHRA data entries themselves.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/greater-manchester-vaccination-centre-and-mhras-yellow-card-adr-scam-part-1

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Interestingly.

According to the BBC`s news tonight, 45,978,017 people in the UK have had their first jab, combine this figure with the reported 822,845 adverse side effects (above). A little maths gives us a percentage of 1.78964 people who have reported side effects. That`s practically 2 in every 100, or 2%.

The reported deaths of 1,180 gives a vaccine fatality percentage of 0.00256.

Yes the deaths from vaccines are rare, but so is the death from the virus, in fact there`s very little in it fatality wise.

So overall, I don`t think the jab is worth the risk, because, if you have the virus and recover as the vast majority do, that`s it, you`ve got antibodies, you`re IMMUNE.

If you have the jab, the adverse side effects keep on giving for who knows how long, and you`re not immune anyway, and you`re going to need booster jabs every 6-12 months.

in_xanadu_did_kubla_khan 5 hours ago

Try telling that to the "scientists" and health care overlords.

Abbie Normal 4 hours ago

This sounds suspiciously like those iphone 6 bending issues. Apple stated that out of millions of phones, they only received reports of a couple dozen that bent. But when the 6S came out the next year, Apple proudly announced that they had resolved the bending issue. Pretty civil of them to fix it for just a couple dozen users out of millions sold.

So we should just wait for the pharms to get it right in V2 of the next jab?

HonestLee 7 hours ago

Overhead in lab -

Rat 1: "Hey, have you gotten your Covid jab yet?"

Rat 2: "Nah, I'm waitin til the human trials are over"

Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land 7 hours ago

I don't understand? Why would they need to work on modifications to reduce deadly side-effects? That makes no sense, because they told me it was completely safe and effective. Were they lying then, or lying now?

TacoNasty 7 hours ago

Right? What exactly are they "modifying" to prevent this auto-immune disorder and if they actually know how to do that safely, why didn't they do it before the vaccine in the first place?

The lies around this vaccination campaign have gotten so thick and distorted that it doesn't even sound like they're speaking English, anymore.

And, if these vaccines even work, why do I still have to wear a mask especially when Morbidly Obese Middle Aged Democrat politican women don't have to?

wizeye 5 hours ago

This is why it take 8-12 years to get a vaccine to the market, even most of them aren't really safe at all.

But this shot isn't even a vaccine. It is illegally called a vaccine to win public acceptance, and illegally put on the market, because there ARE safe effective treatments for covid. The EUA is illegal.

[Jul 13, 2021] NJ COVID vaccine- Rare 'breakthrough infections' among vaccinated

Jul 13, 2021 | www.northjersey.com

Some New Jersey residents have become infected with COVID-19 even after receiving a first dose of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer COVID vaccine, and a tiny number have developed "breakthrough infections" more than two weeks after their second dose of the vaccine.

The total number of such cases in New Jersey is not known

[Jul 13, 2021] Delta variant now dominant COVID-19 strain in NJ

So it looks like NJ repeats the pattern observed in Israel -- the rise of cases with Delta variant despite high level of vaccination. . Looks like they try to hide statistics of infections among vaccinated... With 70% of adult population vaccinated ( NJ COVID Update- 70% of adult population in state fully vaccinated - ABC7 New York ) NJ is one of the most highly vaccinated state and Pfizer vaccine is predominant in this state like in Israel.
Jul 13, 2021 | www.msn.com

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The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the predominant strain in New Jersey, according to Governor Phil Murphy and health officials.

Pause Current Time 2:03 / Duration 2:12 Unmute 0 LQ CaptionsFullscreen Delta variant now dominant COVID strain in NJ Click to expand The highly contagious strain that originated in India and is surging around the globe now accounts for 41% of new variant cases in the Garden State last month, overtaking the Alpha variant that was first documented in the United Kingdom.

For the week ending June 26, Delta accounted for 70% of identified variant cases.

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More than 5.1 million people have been fully vaccinated in New Jersey, Murphy said, which is about 66% of the eligible population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared with about 56% for the country overall.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in New Jersey rose the past two weeks from 235 new cases per day on June 26 to 264 on Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of daily deaths fell, going from nine deaths a day on June 26 to almost five a day on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, New Jersey's rate of transmission ticked up above 1 -- to 1.01, for the first time since late January.


[Jul 12, 2021] Once more on vaccine hesitancy - Angry Bear by Eric Kramer

May 12, 2021 | angrybearblog.com

Let me follow up briefly on my post from yesterday on vaccine hesitancy.

Demeaning people is the first step towards ignoring their interests or even persecuting them. Jason Brennan urges us to ignore the welfare of the unvaxxed by painting a picture of them as moral terrorists or extortionists. He holds them responsible for their confusion and fears. He pretends that everyone is well-informed and knows how to evaluate scientific evidence, and that everyone has loads of time to keep up on the latest covid news. Then he blames people who fail to get vaccinated for their poor choices.

These are the key facts, as I see the matter:

I got covid in December during a visit to the hospital. While I was in the hospital – with an active diagnosis of covid, being cared for by doctors and nurses whose job it was to care for people with active covid – I had several nurses who said they would not get vaccinated, at least not right away. My sense is they were worried about possible side-effects. They were not malevolent, they were (relatively) well-informed about the risks of covid and of the vaccines, and they were not as far as I could tell making a political statement. Their worries were understandable, but their planned choices were (arguably) terribly misguided given their high exposure at work.

We owe it to the unvaxxed to at least try to persuade them to get vaccinated. This means spending money: on education, outreach, transportation. It means doing research to figure out what works. Maybe we should go further and pressure people to get vaxxed or use positive incentives (money, beer, pot) to get everyone to vax up. The case for using pressure and/or incentives is strengthened by third party benefits.

The Biden administration needs to orchestrate a vaccination campaign taking into account our polarized political situation. That's hard. Polarization means that the government cannot simply require people to get vaxxed; even pressuring them will be controversial. It means that people need to hear pro-vax messages from people they trust – their doctors, religious leaders, family members, etc., not from politicians. This makes communication much more difficult. President Biden can get lots of free press to spread the word on vaccines, but if vaccination becomes closely associated with him some Republicans may decline to get their shots.

Brennan's characterization of the situation is uncharitable, inaccurate, and politically destructive. May 13, 2021 6:51 am

I can see both sides, but neither in a very good light. It is easy for one to make good decisions when one has all the relevant information, but it is not a realistic expectation for most of life's important decisions. Everyone is afraid of something and most people are ruled by their worst fears. Good judgement seems to be a lost art.

[Jul 12, 2021] Fact Check- Have 966 People Died After Receiving the COVID vaccine-

Jul 12, 2021 | www.newsweek.com

The Claim

Far-right U.S. news outlet The Epoch Times reported on March 6 that 966 people had died after having the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines.

The report said it had drawn the data from VAERS reports between December 14, 2020 and February 19, 2021.According to the report, 472 people died after receiving a Moderna vaccine, while 489 died after receiving a Pfizer vaccine. Additionally, five people died after receiving a jab from an unknown manufacturer.

The report also included data on age group and gender. It showed the largest proportion of deaths -- 29 percent -- occurred in people ages 80 to 89. It also showed males accounted for 55 percent of deaths to 43 percent of females. It said the deaths had occurred between 0 and 49 days after vaccination, with 94 unknown.

The article has been shared on Twitter , and users have gained hundreds of retweets and likes from posting a screenshot of the VAERS data reported by The Epoch Times .

The Facts

There are hundreds of reports of people having died after getting a COVID vaccine, but that does not necessarily mean the vaccine was the cause.

Using WONDER, the CDC's VAERS database search tool, Newsweek gathered adverse report data specifically on deaths following a COVID vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer. It is important to note that our data contained VAERS reports processed as of February 26.

Newsweek selected only deaths as an adverse event, and selected the COVID vaccine as the only vaccine in the dataset. We specified Pfizer and Moderna as the vaccine manufacturers. We also chose our symptom onset interval as "All days," which ranges from 0 to over 120 days. We did not specify gender or age in the overall results. Our time frame ran from the earliest possible dates, "before 1990," to ensure every COVID vaccine was included.

Our VAERS result showed 970 people died after being given a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine shot. Of those deaths, 495 occurred following a Moderna shot, and 475 occurred following a Pfizer shot. Newsweek contacted Pfizer and Moderna for comment.

[Jul 12, 2021] The CDC just warned of 3 new coronavirus vaccine side effects

Jul 12, 2021 | www.msn.com

Just a few days ago, researchers warned people that one specific mild COVID-19 vaccine side effect could appear several days after the first or second dose, rather than immediately: skin issues, including redness and rashes. These adverse reactions were observed after the Moderna jabs -- especially after the first dose. They're not a cause of concern, and they tend to disappear on their own within a few days.

The CDC made a few changes to its coronavirus vaccine guidelines on Friday, adding three new side effects to the list. Initially, the agency described six potential adverse reactions. Two are local (pain and swelling), and four are systemic (fever, chills, tiredness, and headache), as seen below.

The new guidelines include nine possible coronavirus vaccine side effects. In addition to pain and swelling on the arm where the shot is administered, people might also experience redness. As for the systemic reactions, the CDC added muscle pain and nausea to the list. Muscle pain should not be confused with pain at the site of injection.

These reactions are an indication that the immune system is responding to the perceived threat -- the vaccine -- and developing immunity. Coronavirus antibodies should begin to appear about two weeks after the first jab, and maximum protection is obtained about two weeks after the second injection.

The guidelines also provide helpful tips for dealing with the side effects. "Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated," the guidelines read. "You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally."

The CDC also reminds people that it's not recommended to take these medications before vaccination in an effort to prevent the side effects.

After vaccination, people can use cool, wet cloths over the vaccine area to reduce pain and discomfort, and use or exercise the arm. Drinking plenty of fluids and dressing lightly can help with the general side effects that might appear. The CDC advises people to inform their doctors if these side effects do not go away after a few days. If the redness or tenderness in the arm gets worse after 24 hours, people should also consider contacting a doctor.

The CDC's info about coronavirus vaccine side effects is available at this link .

[Jul 12, 2021] F.D.A. Will Attach Warning of Rare Nerve Syndrome to Johnson Johnson Vaccine by Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland

Jul 12, 2021 | www.msn.com

The Food and Drug Administration is planning to warn that Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine can lead to an increased risk of a rare neurological condition known as Guillain–Barré syndrome, another setback for a vaccine that has largely been sidelined in the United States because of manufacturing problems and a temporary safety pause earlier this year, according to several people familiar with the plans.

Although regulators have found that the chances of developing the condition are low, they appear to be three to five times higher among recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine than among the general population in the United States, according to people familiar with the decision.

Federal officials have identified roughly 100 suspected cases of Guillain-Barré disease among recipients of the Johnson & Johnson shot through a federal monitoring system that relies on patients and health care providers to report adverse effects of vaccines. The reports are considered preliminary. Most people who develop the condition recover.

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Nearly 13 million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson's shot, but 92 percent of Americans who have been fully vaccinated received shots developed by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. Even though it requires only one dose, Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has been marginalized by manufacturing delays and a 10-day pause while investigators studied whether it was linked to a rare but serious blood clotting disorder in women. That investigation also resulted in a warning added to the fact sheet.

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Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has played a minor role in the nation's inoculation campaign partly because the Baltimore plant that was supposed to supply most of the doses to the United States has been shut down for three months because of regulatory violations. The factory, operated by Emergent BioSolutions, a subcontractor, has been forced to throw out the equivalent of 75 million doses because of suspected contamination, severely delaying deliveries to the federal government.

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The Guillain-Barré cases are expected to be discussed in an upcoming meeting of a committee of outside experts who advise the C.D.C.

The F.D.A. has also attached a warning to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, but some health officials described that as less serious than the warnings about Johnson & Johnson. Last month, the agency warned about an increased risk of inflammation of the heart or the tissue surrounding it -- diseases known as myocarditis and pericarditis -- particularly among adolescents and young adults who had received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots. But the C.D.C. said in most cases, symptoms promptly improved after simple rest or medication.

The Guillian-Barré syndrome is more likely to result in medical intervention, officials said. It occurs when the immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and occasional paralysis, according to the F.D.A. Several thousand people -- or roughly 10 out of every one million residents -- develop the condition every year in the United States. Most fully recover from even the most severe symptoms, but in rare cases patients can suffer near-total paralysis.

The suspected cases were reported in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, a 30-year-old federal monitoring system. So far, researchers have not identified any particular demographic pattern, but the many of the reports in the publicly available database indicate that the patients were hospitalized.

Guillain-Barré syndrome has also been linked to other vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that flu vaccines, including the 1976 swine flu vaccine, led to a small increased risk of contracting the syndrome, although some studies suggested that people are more likely to develop Guillain-Barré from the flu itself than from flu vaccines. Earlier this year, the F.D.A. warned that GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine, Shingrix, could also increase the risk of the disease.


[Jul 12, 2021] If people read that they're going to need a booster shot in a few months anyway, why would they bother getting vaccinated now?

Jul 12, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

If nothing else, this simply demonstrates that "the science" is no longer the priority for either Big Pharma, nor the federal government, since Big Pharma is now focused on maximizing profits from its new cash cow, while the federal government is calibrating everything it says and does with an eye toward encouraging as many American adults as possible to get vaccinated.

And if people read that they're going to need a booster shot in a few months anyway, why would they bother getting vaccinated now?

Anyway, having been stymied in the US, Pfizer is trudging ahead with its "booster shot" plans by striking a deal to expedite resupply to Israel, which is planning to administer a third "booster" jab to patients with certain high-risk comorbidities starting Aug. 1.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the next shipment of Pfizer jabs will arrive on Aug. 1 instead of in September (Israel also has 200K doses of Moderna on hand, but those can only be used on adult patients).

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said Sunday: "We have been working on the issue of vaccines for several weeks," Bennett said. "This morning, I am pleased to announce that after a series of discussions with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, we closed a deal last night to move up the next vaccination delivery to August 1." "There are vaccines for everyone."

Last week, Israel announced it had agreed on a vaccine-exchange deal with South Korea. Under the terms of the deal, Israel delivered some 700K doses to South Korea, which it will return when it receives its next vaccine delivery.

And as we noted earlier, immuno-compromised patients will be able to receive their third shot starting immediately, said Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz.

In the meantime, Israel continues to register a higher number of daily cases. At the beginning of June, some 10-20 people were found to be new virus carriers every day. Currently, several hundred are testing positive on a daily basis. The number of active cases (which had shrunk to 200 recently) has rebounded to 4,000.

Pfizer will meet with top US health officials on Monday to discuss Pfizer's push to receive federal authorization for its booster shot, according to the Associated Press.

"Certainly, immunity decreases over time...the question is how much time," one doctor told CNBC during an interview Monday morning.

Before Delta arrived in Israel, some believed the country had reached "herd immunity". But as Dr. Scott Gottlieb and others have pointed out, COVID is now endemic in the human population, and reaching "COVID zero", a standard that Israel is aiming at, simply might not be possible. Israeli officials have already acknowledged that with the large percentage of Israeli's vaccinated, deaths and hospitalizations associated with COVID will likely continue to decline, even if the number of new cases does rise.

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Israel Vaccination Statistics from The Lancet
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Take away....
The Vaccine" failed to achieve a 1% increase in the survival rate between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

6,400 total deaths since day 1 of Covid19
36 deaths under the age of 45
1,500 deaths were under the age of 70
76.56% of Covid19 deaths in Israel were over the age of 70
18% of deaths were OVER 90 years old!

1,127,965 people age 65+
1,015,620 were fully vaccinated
112,345 were not vaccinated

138 "vaccinated" deaths = 99.99% survival rate
715 "un-vaccinated" deaths = 99.36% survival rate

>> 0.63% greater survival rate in the vaccinated group.

1,764,098 people age 45 to 64
1,408,492 were fully vaccinated
355,606 were not vaccinated

14 "vaccinated" deaths = 99.99% survival rate
125 "un-vaccinated" deaths = 99.97% survival rate

>> 0.02% greater survival rate in the vaccinated group.

3,646,848 people age 16 to 44
2,290,820 were fully vaccinated
1,356,028 were not vaccinated

0 "vaccinated" deaths = 100% survival rate
36 "un-vaccinated" deaths = 99.997% survival rate

>> 0.003% greater survival rate in the vaccinated group.

[Jul 09, 2021] Heart inflammation link to Pfizer and Moderna jabs

Jul 09, 2021 | www.msn.com

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Heart inflammation is a "very rare" side-effect of the Covid vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, according to regulators in Europe.

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The European Medicines Agency said the side-effects were more common in younger men .

The medicines safety body said the benefits of Covid vaccines continue to far outweigh any risks.

But doctors and patients have been advised to be aware of the symptoms of heart inflammation.

These include chest pain, a feeling of breathlessness and a pounding or fluttering heartbeat. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor.

Two conditions were linked to the vaccines - inflammation of the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, and inflammation of the fluid-filled sac the heart sits in, known as pericarditis.

The EMA analysis of cases found:

Five people died. The review said they were all either elderly or had other health conditions.

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has also been investigating the link.

It reported: "A consistent pattern of cases occurring more frequently in young males and shortly after the second dose of the vaccines.

"These reports are extremely rare, and the events are typically mild with individuals usually recovering within a short time with standard treatment and rest," it added.

Most cases are thought to be within 14 days of vaccination.

While the risk is very rare, it is more likely to develop in young people - who are currently the focus on the vaccination campaign in the UK.

Concerns about the side-effects have already played into the UK debate around vaccinating children , who are at lower risk of Covid.

Myocarditis and pericarditis will be officially listed as side-effects in the UK and Europe, mirroring a move by the regulators in the US last month .

"The chance of these conditions occurring is very low, but you should be aware of the symptoms so that you can get prompt medical treatment to help recovery and avoid complications," the EMA said.

The link with heart inflammation was found only in the vaccines that rely on mRNA technology to train the immune system.

The was no link found for vaccines such as Oxford-AstraZeneca or Janssen, which use a genetically modified virus.

However, the EMA has advised anyone with a history of capillary leak syndrome should not be given the Janssen vaccine. This is a rare but serious syndrome in which fluid leaks from blood vessels in the body.

[Jul 09, 2021] Could Pfizer and Moderna Be in Trouble After the Latest COVID Vaccine Findings

So Motley Fool analysts advocate profiteering... Nice. there is some dark neoliberal humor in stating that the elimation of booster shots is bad..
Jul 09, 2021 | www.msn.com

Keith Speights: Some findings were recently published in Nature magazine that indicate that the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines may provide protection for years.

Many investors are and were hoping for annual recurring revenue from these companies' vaccines. Brian, how troublesome is this latest data for the prospects for Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna?

Brian Orelli: There's a bit of an extrapolation going on here. The researchers looked at memory B cells, which tend to provide more long-term protection than, let's say, antibodies. They looked at those in the lymph nodes and found the cells were there as long as 15 weeks.

Typically, they'd mostly be gone by four to six weeks. So that's the basis of this claim that it could offer protection for years. If true, that will be a big blow obviously to vaccine makers, at least for Moderna and BioNTech.

Pfizer would be fine because it's so diversified. It's really hard to make an argument for the valuations of Moderna and BioNTech right now if these vaccines are one and done over a couple of years. They really need to have ongoing sales until they can get growth from other drugs in their pipelines.

Speights: Brian, when I first saw the story, I went to check out to see how the stocks were performing, and Moderna is up, BioNTech was barely changed, Pfizer barely changed. It seems to me that investors really aren't making much of this news. Do you think that's the right take at this point?

Orelli: I think it's still too early to be able to conclude that it's definitely going to work for years. The other issue is that we're looking at, will those B cells actually protect against the variants?

If they don't protect against the variants, then it doesn't really matter if you have B cells in your lymph nodes. If they're not going to protect against the variants then we're going to have to get a booster shot anyway.

Speights: Right. Obviously, if these vaccines provide immunity for multiple years, these companies aren't going to make nearly as much money as they expect and a lot of investors expect. So this is a big story to watch, but like you said, really, really early right now and too soon to maybe go drawing any conclusions at this point.

[Jul 09, 2021] Delta Variant Hotspot- These Colorado Music Festival Goers Don't Care

The delta variant was estimated by health officials is perhaps twice as contagious as the original virus and at least 20 percent more contagious than Alpha.. It was first identified in India a wave of infections there in April and May.
Jul 09, 2021 | www.npr.org

LaCount has lived in Grand Junction, Colo., a city of 64,000, nearly her whole life. As a hospital pathologist, she knows better than most that her hometown has become one of the nation's top breeding grounds for the delta variant of COVID-19.

"The delta variant's super scary," LaCount said.

That highly transmissible variant, first detected in India, is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States. Colorado is among the top states with the highest proportion of the delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mesa County has the most delta variant cases of any county in Colorado, state health officials report, making the area a hot spot within a hot spot. A CDC team and the state's epidemiologist traveled to Grand Junction to investigate how and why cases of the variant were moving so quickly in Mesa County.

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A few yards away from LaCount and her son on the playground, a man fished in a still pond with his 10-month-old daughter in a backpack. Garrett Whiting, who works in construction, said he believes COVID is still being "blown out of proportion," especially by the news media.

"They got everybody scared really, really fast," said Whiting, slowly reeling in a sparkly blue lure from the water. "There's no reason to stop living your life just because you're scared of something."

Whiting tested positive for COVID about three months earlier. He said he doesn't plan to get vaccinated, nor does his wife. As for the baby on his back, he said he's not sure whether they'll have her vaccinated when regulators approve the shot for young children.

Warnings from around the world

The delta variant is one of four " variants of concern " circulating in the U.S., according to the CDC, because the delta strain spreads more easily, might be more resistant to treatment and might be better at infecting vaccinated people than other variants.

The delta variant has raised alarms around the world. Parts of Australia have locked down again after health officials said the variant leapfrogged its way from an American aircrew to a birthday party where it infected all unvaccinated guests , and after it also is reported to have jumped between shoppers in a " scarily fleeting " moment in which two people walked past each other in a mall.

Israel reissued an indoor mask requirement after a spate of new cases linked to schoolchildren. A leading health official there said about a third of the 125 people who were infected were vaccinated, and most of the new infections were delta variant.

A rise in delta variant cases delayed the United Kingdom's planned reopening in June. But public health officials have concluded after studying about 14,000 cases of the delta variant in that country that full vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalization. Studies around the world have made similar findings. There is also evidence the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are effective against the variant.

Los Angeles County recently recommended that residents resume wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, over concern about the delta variant. The World Health Organization is also urging vaccinated people to wear masks, though the CDC hasn't changed its guidelines allowing vaccinated people to gather indoors without masks.

[Jul 09, 2021] Why The Delta Variant Is So Contagious- A New Study Sheds Light - Goats and Soda - NPR

Jul 09, 2021 | www.npr.org

After months of data collection, scientists agree: The delta variant is the most contagious version of the coronavirus worldwide. It spreads about 225% faster than the original version of the virus, and it's currently dominating the outbreak in the United States.

A new study, published online Wednesday, sheds light on why. It finds that the variant grows more rapidly inside people's respiratory tracts and to much higher levels, researchers at the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

On average, people infected with the delta variant had about 1,000 times more copies of the virus in their respiratory tracts than those infected with the original strain of the coronavirus, the study reported.

In addition, after someone catches the delta variant, the person likely becomes infectious sooner. On average, it took about four days for the delta variant to reach detectable levels inside a person, compared with six days for the original coronavirus variant.

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In the study, scientists analyzed COVID-19 patients involved in the first outbreak of the delta variant in mainland China, which occurred between May 21 and June 18 in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province. The researchers measured the levels of virus in 62 people involved in that outbreak and compared them with the levels in 63 patients infected in 2020 with an early version of the virus.

Their findings suggest that people who have contracted the delta variant are likely spreading the virus earlier in the course of their infection.

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And the scientists underscore the importance of quarantining immediately for 14 days after coming into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

Or even better, getting fully vaccinated. Preliminary data shows that in some U.S. states, 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths in the past few months were among people who weren't vaccinated, the CDC's director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said Thursday at the White House.

"We know that the delta variant ... is currently surging in pockets of the country with low vaccination rates," Walensky said. "We also know that our authorized vaccines prevent severe disease, hospitalization and death from the delta variant."

[Jul 09, 2021] Los Angeles County reports 165 percent spike in COVID-19 cases in a week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the variant now makes up the majority of new cases in the United States

Jul 09, 2021 | www.msn.com

Los Angeles County is reporting a 165 percent spike in coronavirus infections in a single week amid the rise of the highly contagious delta variant.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a statement that 839 new coronavirus infections had been reported as of Thursday. The daily average case rate is at 3.5 per 100,000 people, up from last week's 1.74 cases per 100,000 people.

The agency said that the delta variant of the coronavirus first identified in India has become the most commonly sequenced variant in the county since the beginning of June, and now accounts for the majority of variants identified by labs, "consistent with what other parts of the U.S. are seeing."

...According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the variant now makes up the majority of new cases in the United States, driving spikes in infections in several states.

...The county said that slightly less than 4 million of its residents are still not vaccinated, while 4.6 million are fully vaccinated.

... There are currently 296 people hospitalized, of which 24 percent are in intensive care.

[Jul 08, 2021] The Alpha version of supposed SARS-CoV-2 was supposedly the most transmissible and infectious pathogen ever. With a transmission rate of at least 3.8 and reported to be perhaps as high as 9. Does this mean that Delta has transmissin rate over 12?

Jul 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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The Alpha version of supposed SARS-CoV-2 was supposedly the most transmissible and infectious pathogen ever. With a transmission rate of at least 3.8 and reported to be perhaps as high as 9.

Meaning each infected person infects at least 3.8 other people, and perhaps up to nine. During the year we were told one infected choir singer passed the infection on to at least 220 people in one church. If Delta is 50-60% more infectious than Alpha, then each person will infect at least six others. Perhaps dozens.

The problem with that, is Delta is from last year in August. That is when it was first "identified". A pathogen that infectious would have infected over 8 billion people in less than five weeks.

The supposed Alpha strain would have infected the entire world by the middle of last June. After a year, the cases would measure in the trillions if the exponential progression continued. Obviously there aren't trillions of people on the planet.

What that proves is either SARS-CoV-2 isn't as infectious as claimed, or every single person on the planet has been exposed multiple times and simply didn't even know.

There is a certain definitive fact. Whatever the government tells you is for sure an absolute lie. lay_arrow

OliverAnd 7 hours ago

Mutations are usually deleterious; one small percentage will mutate into a strain that may be more or less pathogenic; the purpose of the mutation is so that the virus becomes less pathogenic so that it can live symbiotically with its host.

We humans are a hilarious bunch; for example we sleep with whores knowing they are walking STD labs catching herpes, HPV, gonorrhea, etc increasing our chances of cancer while decreasing our lives by decades, yet we worry about getting vaccinated. We eat processed foods, junk food, high sugar and salt foods, smoke, speed, drink, etc taking many years off our lives yet we worry about a jab. Where are all those people not wanting the vaccine? They are eating at the fast food chains sleeping with that one who has been around the block stressed out because they are unable to go shopping with their empty pockets.

[Jul 08, 2021] Can vaccines guide coronavirus evolution in the direction of evading and bypassing the antibodies produced by the vaccine.

Jul 08, 2021 | www.quantamagazine.org


10 play_arrow 1 BaNNeD oN THe RuN 8 hours ago (Edited)

Numerous virologists have said that the vaccine encourages the virus to mutate to bypass the antibodies produced by the vaccine.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-vaccines-can-drive-pathogens-to-evolve-20180510/

[Jul 08, 2021] Delta Could Disrupt Emerging World's Post-COVID Recovery, Goldman Warns

Jul 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

You should never trust Goldman, but still

Q. The Delta variant (first identified in India) is estimated to be 50-60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant (first identified in the UK). How effective are the Western vaccines against the Delta variant?

A. While the Delta variant weighs on the efficacy of vaccines (and especially single doses) at preventing infections (especially asymptomatic infections), Pfizer and AstraZeneca full vaccinations remain highly effective at protecting hospitalizations, and Moderna and J&J lab results look encouraging

A study from Public Health England estimates elevated Delta-specific efficacies at preventing hospitalizations of 94%/96% after one/two Pfizer doses and 71%/92% after one/two AstraZeneca doses. Public Health England estimates lower efficacies at preventing symptomatic disease after two doses for Pfizer of 88% and 60% for AstraZeneca. Similarly, a new study from Canada also estimates an 87% efficacy of full Pfizer vaccinations to prevent symptomatic disease. The symptomatic efficacy, however, is lower after one dose and estimated at one-third for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca in the English study, and 56%/72% for Pfizer/Moderna in the Canadian study

Yesterday, Israel's Health Ministry reported a 64% effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in preventing any infections and a 93% effectiveness in preventing hospitalizations. The 64% estimate likely corresponds to the effectiveness to prevent both asymptomatic and symptomatic infections while the studies from England and Canada and clinical trials assess symptomatic infections. Taken at face value, these headline numbers suggest a reduced ability of the Pfizer vaccine to stop the transmission of Delta infections relative to previously dominant strains, although the "additional" infections are more likely to be asymptomatic.

Finally, in vitro studies from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson demonstrate their ability to neutralize the Delta variant with neutralizing titers that were lower compared to the ancestral strain but higher than for the Beta variant (first identified in South Africa), where high efficacy against severe disease was clinically demonstrated.

Q. How effective are the Eastern vaccines against the Delta variant?

A. Although data remain very limited, Chinese and Russian expert commentary and clinical trial results from India's Bharat Biotech suggest that the Sinopharm, Sputnik V, and Bharat Biotech vaccines provide solid protection against severe disease.

Q. What about Delta's impact on reinfection risk?

A. Although the data are particularly limited, research and experts suggest that prior infections continue to provide some protection against Delta, especially against severe disease.

Q. The UK is experiencing a surge in infections although hospitalizations and especially fatalities remain relatively low (Exhibit 2). What drives this "decoupling" and will it continue?

A. This mostly reflects the concentration of new infections among younger individuals but also a stronger vaccine protection against hospitalizations than against infections (especially for AstraZeneca). We therefore expect this decoupling to continue.

Q. Are infections and hospitalizations/fatalities also "decoupling" outside of the UK?

A. Most other economies with high vaccination rates and Delta outbreaks are also experiencing this decoupling, although it is particularly pronounced in the UK. We expect hospitalizations to remain relatively low in high vaccination countries.

Q. Does the virus still matter for activity in North America and Europe if hospitalizations stay low?

A. Yes. The virus GDP drag should, however, be much diminished and reflects travel restrictions, consumer risk aversion, and lingering softness in labor supply

... ... ...

Q. The Delta variant has raised the theoretical bar to achieve herd immunity to probably at least 85% of the population. Does vaccine hesitancy imply that countries will never approach such high immunity levels?

A. Not necessarily, and many medical experts believe the coronavirus will eventually turn from a pandemic to an endemic stage. The Delta variant likely implies higher ultimate vaccination rates (and immunity rates). In fact, further outbreaks appear to be sharply boosting demand in several countries, including the US, China, Australia, Israel, and especially Portugal (Exhibit 13).


EatMyAssLibtards 9 hours ago

How anyone can believe this $hit anymore is a question not even God would have an answer for

Four chan 6 hours ago

ITS GLOBALIST ******** FOLKS.

MaxmaxExtreme 5 hours ago remove link

Wait until the vaccine pushers hear about booster shots until the day they die, or rather until it kills them.

The Ingenious Gentleman 7 hours ago

The vaccine is the new god. People who get it seem to positively religious about getting others to do the same. Almost like they have been programmed.

Nona Yobiznes 5 hours ago

Have you seen the reddit community called ChurchOfCOVID? Worth checking out for some laughs.

HowdyDoody 3 hours ago

What has happened to Goldman Sacks? They are way behind the curve. Delta is yesterday's news. Lambda is where the action is.

[Jul 06, 2021] Dangerous Delta COVID-19 Variant Infecting Vaccinated Adults In Israel

And how about "herd immunity? Is not this a fiaco of the idea?
Jun 26, 2021
Jul 06, 2021 | www.huffpost.com

The World Health Organization is recommending that everyone, even the fully vaccinated, continue to wear masks because of the highly transmissible variant.

In an alarming new development, the particularly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 has infected some fully vaccinated adults in Israel, officials there have reported.

Of more than 100 daily cases amid an outbreak of the delta variant, half were children younger than 16.

... Spurred by the new information, the Israeli government has now reimposed an indoor mask mandate and quickly expanded its vaccination program to include children ages 12 to 15.

The World Health Organization on Friday also warned everyone, even those fully vaccinated, to "play it safe" and continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in light of the large numbers of people who remain unvaccinated and the emergence of the delta variant, which it called the " most transmissible " form of the coronavirus identified to date.

"People cannot feel safe just because they had the two doses. They still need to protect themselves," Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines, said at a news briefing in Geneva. "Vaccine alone won't stop community transmission."

"People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, [use] hand hygiene ... [practice] physical distance, avoid crowding."

[Jul 06, 2021] Fact Check-Claim that vaccinated people are six times more likely to die from the Delta variant than those who are unvaccinat

Critique of this finding by Reuters look weak. I think the finding still stands and is an interesting statistics pointing to the unforeseen danger of vaccination.
Jul 06, 2021 | www.reuters.com

Referring to data compiled by Public Health England (PHE) in a technical briefing released on June 18 regarding the SARS-CoV-2 variants ( here ), the authors of the blogs make several calculations.

On page 12 of the briefing, it shows that 26 people have died since February 1 after testing positive for the Delta variant of the virus, having also been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks. In total, 4,087 tested positive more than two weeks after their second dose. Meanwhile, 35,521 people who were unvaccinated tested positive for the Delta variant and 34 people died.

The authors then divide the number of deaths by the total number of people who tested positive for the Delta variant and found the rate of death to be 0.000957 for unvaccinated individuals and 0.00636 for those who have been inoculated.

... ... ...

In England, approximately 85% of the adult population have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 65% are fully inoculated, Dr Cevik said.

"When most people are vaccinated, most infections and deaths are expected to be among those vaccinated," she added.

The vaccination program also prioritised "clinically vulnerable" individuals, and thus the majority of those vaccinated will "disproportionately represent elderly and those with underlying comorbidities, who are already at significant risk of hospitalisation and death," Dr Cevik, said.

The posts do not consider the overall higher number of cases due to the Delta variant for those who are unvaccinated compared to those who are inoculated ( here ).

[Jul 06, 2021] Israeli officials say Pfizer vaccine less effective as Delta variant spreads

Highly recommended!
That means that 64% of vaccinated can get Delta variant and spread it. This is the last nail in the coffin of idiotic (in case of coronaviruses) Fauci idea of "herd immunity" and connected with this fiasco of (1)vaccination of teenagers (and generally people younger then 30), pregnant women and people who already recovered from COVID-19 and thus has natural immunity
Please note that COVID vaccines are experimental, unproven drugs (or gene therapy in case of Pfizer and Moderna) and Fauci and other high level medical bureaucrats should be liable for any negative consequences of this campaign.
Jul 06, 2021 | www.bostonglobe.com

The Israeli Ministry of Health announced that an epidemiological analysis had found that since June 6 there was a "marked decline in the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine in preventing infection (64%) and symptomatic illness (64%)."

"This decline has been observed simultaneously with the spread of the Delta variant in Israel," t he ministry said in a statement .

At the same time, "The vaccine maintains an efficacy rate of about 93% in preventing serious illness and hospitalization cases," the officials emphasized.

... Professor Nadav Davidovitch, who sits on the government's expert advisory committee on the coronavirus, told the Financial Times the new finding was based on "preliminary" figures gathered by health authorities. "Delta is a lot more infectious, but appears to not lead to as much serious illness and death, especially given that we now have the vaccine," he said.

[Jul 05, 2021] Swiss team retracted a paper on the little benefit of massive vaccination

Jul 05, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mina , Jul 4 2021 20:34 utc | 34

Interesting. Swiss team retracted a paper on the little benefit of massive vaccination

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/9/7/729/htm

It included this kind of statement "Thus, we need to accept that around 16 cases will develop severe adverse reactions from COVID-19 vaccines per 100,000 vaccinations delivered, and approximately four people will die from the consequences of being vaccinated per 100,000 vaccinations delivered....Adopting the point estimate of NNTV = 16,000 (95% CI, 9000–50,000) to prevent one COVID-19-related death, for every six (95% CI, 2–11) deaths prevented by vaccinationwe may incur four deaths as a consequence of or associated with the vaccination.

Simply put: As we prevent three deaths by vaccinating, we incur two deaths."

Another case of Swiss-paid research (as in the time of Tobacco is good?) or do they have a point? After all, even Cuba, Russia and Iran see the need for vaccinating their populations.

[Jul 05, 2021] Side effects of Pfizer vaccine

Jul 05, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jen , Jul 5 2021 11:33 utc | 85

S P Korolev @ 79:

Israel was one of the first countries to get the Pfizer-BioNTech treatment some time last year after then-PM Netanyahu pushed Israel to the front of the queue using means both fair and foul (but perhaps more on the foul side).

The Israel People's Committee, comprised of people with medical, legal and epidemiological expertise, released a summary report of the country's experience with mass inoculation of the Pfizer-BioNTech treatment in April this year. It does not make for very comforting reading so maybe I'll allow Doctors 4 Covid Ethics to take up the narrative:

... The data collected by the group paint a grim picture:

- The overall mortality in the January-February vaccination period was higher in 2021 than in any other year within the preceding decade. In the age group of 20–29 years, mortality in this time period exceeded that of the previous year by 32%.

- 288 deaths overall, mostly within the first 10 days after vaccination, were reported to the group. This number is more than six times greater than the 45 deaths officially admitted to by the Health ministry.

- The group gives the following estimates for the mortality among the vaccinated: overall, 1:5,000; age 20–49 years, 1:13,000; age 50–69 years, 1:6,000; age 70+, 1:1,600.

- Across lethal and non-lethal adverse events there was a relatively high rate of cardiac-related injuries, 26% of which occurred in young people below the age of 40, a high prevalence of massive vaginal bleeding, neurological, skeletal and skin damage, and events directly or indirectly related to coagulopathy (myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, disruption of blood flow to the limbs and pulmonary embolism).

According to the authors, the compilation of the report was severely hampered by obstruction on the part of government authorities, involving in particular the shutting down of all monitoring and tracking systems for adverse events ...


dustbunny , Jul 5 2021 11:55 utc | 86

Jen | Jul 5 2021 11:33 utc | 85
These self-appointed Doctors for Covid-Ethics are a just a bunch of confirmed Covidiots and Antivaxxers, especially their Founding signatories .
Mina , Jul 5 2021 12:14 utc | 87
dustbunny,
sorry to say but the list of signatories is very impressive.
for the videos i watched of the 1st name in the list, he is not at all anti-vaxx, as he states plainly in his talks.

As to the contracts, same opacity for the EU
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_302
here is one, heavily redacted
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-eu-pfizer-idUSL1N2ME0Z5
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronovirus-eu-vaccines-idUSKBN2C10MU
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-07/eu-set-to-sign-off-new-pfizer-vaccine-contract-as-soon-as-friday
The EU has decided not to renew contracts for viral vectors vaccines when expired, with French Sanofi starting to produce Pfizer-s on a amssive scale and announcing it is investing a few billions into mRNA research. This will give them an excuse not to authorize Sputnik and other viral vectors vaccines.

Lurk , Jul 5 2021 12:31 utc | 89

@dustbunny | Jul 5 2021 11:55 utc | 86

"Confirmed" just how? Because of your unsourced badmouthing? Fool, you are covered yourself in the mud that you are throwing.

Looking at the list, apart from one psychologist, they all appear to be competent medical authorities.

S.P. Korolev , Jul 5 2021 12:31 utc | 90

Jen @85

Cheers. I understand part of Israel's sweetheart deal with Pfizer involves keeping most data collected secret and sharing it only with the company so I'm not surprised data is hard to come by. The instances of 'coagulopathy' are new to me, likely a different mechanism than the cause of the AZ/J&J problems. The makers of Sputnik V have identified a possible cause of the adenovirus clotting disorder so hopefully they are looking into the mRNA vaccines also.

Lurk , Jul 5 2021 13:14 utc | 95

@S.P. Korolev | Jul 5 2021 12:31 utc | 90


https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.29.450356v1.full.pdf

Summary paragraph
Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are based on a range ofnovelvaccine platforms, with adenovirus-based approaches (like ChAdOx1 nCov-19)being one of them.Recently a rare and novel complication of SARS-CoV-2 targeted adenovirus vaccines has emerged: thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is characterized bylow platelet counts,clot formation at unusual anatomic sites and platelet-activating PF4-polyanion antibodies reminiscent ofheparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Here, we employ in vitro and in vivo models to characterize the possible mechanisms of this platelet-targeted autoimmunity. We show thatintravenous but not intramuscular injection of ChAdOx1 nCov-19triggers platelet-adenovirus aggregate formation andplatelet activation. After intravenous injection, theseaggregates are phagocytosedby macrophagesin the spleenandplatelet remnants are found in the marginal zone and follicles. This is followed by a pronounced B-cell response with the emergence of circulating antibodies binding to platelets. Our work contributes to the understanding of TTS and highlights accidental intravenous injection as potentialmechanism for post-vaccination TTS. Hence,safe intramuscular injection, with aspiration prior to injection,could bea potential preventive measurewhen administering adenovirus-based vaccines.


(emphasis mine.)

This is the very recent research that I mentioned earlier in the thread but without attribution.

Not sure if the reaction as described in the article is triggered by the protein impurities that Gamaleya claims to have found in the AstraZeneca vaccine.

farm ecologist , Jul 5 2021 13:28 utc | 98

mrna vaccines haven't been promoted as experimental... that is indeed what they are..

Posted by: james | Jul 4 2021 20:56 utc | 41

The idea for mRNA vaccines has been around for about three decades, but until last year clinical evidence of their efficacy was minimal. I thus was skeptical about the ones developed for covid but so far it seems that they do work. Still, it remains to be determined whether they are as good as traditional vaccines.

You are absolutely correct that all new vaccines and drugs are experimental at first (whether people realize it or not), but the rules are that clinical trials must show safety and efficacy before these are licensed for use in the general population. Sometimes things that are useless or even harmful still manage to get pushed through, which is why postmarket safety surveillance is so important.

[Jul 05, 2021] "National security" and "national interest" pretext to keeping the deal with vaccine maker secret

Jul 05, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Peter AU1 , Jul 5 2021 6:52 utc | 77

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-05/australia-covid-astrazeneca-deal-withheld-national-security/100261920
The Australian government's entire vaccine supply agreement with AstraZeneca is being withheld from public release on the grounds it poses a "real and substantial risk" to national security if it were released."

"The total value of Australia's five vaccine deals is more than $5 billion in taxpayer funds."


Mina , Jul 5 2021 8:31 utc | 78

It does raise questions that the cheap, non-profit, one-shot J&J, which did not need special storage, got various problems that may also be related to the production of the vaccines (one case was publicized, https://time.com/5951709/johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-error/).
All in all, it seems to have caused less critical effects than Pfizer, but its seems Pfizer was "lucky" on that (grin).

S.P. Korolev , Jul 5 2021 9:00 utc | 79

re the mRNA vaccines,

What are the most common side effects from the Pfizer vaccine? It's the only one available in my country as the Govt only accepts vaccines with 90%+ effectiveness and of the four vaccines we did deals for (Pfizer, AZ, J&J, Novavax) only Pfizer measures up (haven't heard about results from Novavax, too far down the queue for Moderna and Sputnik V doesn't exist apparently as we are a 5 eyes country).

Heard of allergic reactions that can be fatal for the very old or very sick, and heart inflammation issues. The way the heart issues were reported in the media (in the context of the trials for 12-16 y.o.) made it seem they only effected the young but apparently a problem for everyone. Doesn't seem as serious as the AZ/J&J clotting issues as it usually clears up without treatment? My parents are both over 65 and have had their 1st Pfizer doses, no side effects so far for Dad and a tetanus shot-style sore arm for Mum that lasted a couple of days.

Mina , Jul 5 2021 9:51 utc | 82

Finally some positive comments on ivm in the Western press
https://news.wttw.com/2021/07/02/covid-19-long-haulers-turning-ivermectin-relief-questions-over-drugs-effectiveness

Jen , Jul 5 2021 11:16 utc | 84

Peter AU 1 @ 77:

That news about Scott Moronson's government doing a deal with Astra Zeneca, the details of which must be kept hush-hush, does not surprise me.

Look at this from Doctors 4 Covid Ethics:
Pfizer Vaccine Authorised, Data Sight Unseen

A Freedom of Information request to the Australian drugs regulator that approved the Pfizer vaccine confirms that they have never seen the study data.

A freedom of information request (FOI) request was made by one of our members in February 2021 to the Australian drugs regulator, the TGA (Therapeutic Good Administration) to ask what should have been simple questions. The TGA is the Australian equivalent of the FDA (US), MHRA (UK) and EMA (Europe) and is held in high regard worldwide. Essentially the FOI questions were:

1/ Did the TGA request the raw data from Pfizer
2/ Did any of the committees approving the vaccine look at the raw data and/or discuss it
3/ What were the "studies" referred to in the approval document relating to teratogenicity (risk of harm to a fetus)

The rationale of the request relates to concern over the validity and verifiability of Pfizer's data given its legal history (and expressed by Peter Doshi in the BMJ in February) as well as the proven concerns over fraudulent data relating to Covid-19 as seen in the "Lancetgate" scandal of June 2020.

The document ... is a redacted version of the documents that were sent by the TGA in response to this request. What they show is that the TGA never saw or requested the patient data from Pfizer and simply accepted their reporting of their study as true. This means that when the head of the TGA John Skerritt said that "the safety evidence is pretty thorough" on the 6th February (here) his words would ring hollow to most Australians who have assumed, rightly or wrongly, that the TGA had actually looked at the patient data themselves.

A further concerning aspect of the FOI request is the efforts to which the TGA appeared to go to suppress the request – initially requesting a 6 months extension in view of a "voluminous request" which eventually yielded only one document of 14 pages, heavily redacted. This required an instruction from the Office of the Information Commissioner to the TGA to answer the request by the 26th May, a deadline that the TGA also failed to meet.

Eventually the only document that was produced from the FOI request was a heavily redacted single study (not studies, as claimed in the TGA assessment document) showing that the only investigation into the effects on the fetus was performed on 44 rats with no long term data on the offspring. It is impossible to assess this study fully because 98% of the document was removed in order to protect Pfizer's intellectual property (points 32-44 of the report)...

... Doctors for Covid Ethics remain concerned that the TGA's failure to validate the Pfizer data has been replicated at other agencies worldwide (FDA, MHRA and EMA). It is currently not known whether any of the major agencies has independently verified, or attempted to verify, Pfizer's data, before proceeding with provisional/emergency authorisation of Pfizer's mRNA therapy vaccine.

Bet this information about how the TGA applied so-called rigour to checking Pfizer's data before approving the Pfizer-BioNTech treatment sure gladdens your heart, don't it?

[Jul 05, 2021] I am seeing more of is pressure to take the vaccine in US even though the infection numbers are going down in most states

Why there is so much social pressure if the idea of "herd immunity" became a fiasco after emergence of Delta variant, which like South African variant can infect vaccinated people and thus can spread in vaccinated population (although not as quickly as in unvaccinated population). What government medical bureaucrats like Fauci are hiding ?
Jul 05, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
psychohistorian , Jul 5 2021 5:50 utc | 74

I am retired in the US so I only see some of the working world through others eyes. What I am seeing more of is pressure to take the vaccine in US even though the infection numbers are going down in most states.

I have shared before that I have a cousin, my age, that got one of the mRNA vaccines and now has some sort of blood cancer. I believe this is related to the mRNA vaccines and that more cases like my cousin will occur and eventually it will effect an "important" someone who the MSM can't suppress the connection to the vaccines and the flood gates of related cases like my cousin will open....can you imagine what the blowback will be??.....the jaded in me says they are planning on that blowback to keep the chaos/fear/manipulation level high.....its all China's fault/snark

What is the final straw that will bring the barbarian shit show to a halt? Inquiring minds want to know. What will finally break through the brainwashing?

Biswapriya Purkayast , Jul 5 2021 9:04 utc | 80

The state in which I live has made it compulsory for shops to vaaccinate all staff in order to be permitted to open.

[Jul 05, 2021] Considering the billions of profit made by Pfizer, and the complete politicization of the authorizations, there is no reason to be optimistic about the West's intentions.

Jul 05, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mina , Jul 4 2021 21:06 utc | 43

considering the billions of profit made by Pfizer, and the complete politicization of the authorizations, there is no reason to be optimistic about the West's intentions.
https://qz.com/1999082/jj-sold-100-million-worth-of-covid-19-vaccine-shots/

... Watching crowds in football stadiums these latest days and reading about athletes obliged to get vaxxxed to go to the Olympics in Japan further adds to the dismay. Live experiment for all or house arrest for the rest of life.

psychohistorian , Jul 4 2021 21:09 utc | 44

@ Mina, dh-mtl and james about the mRNA vaccines

The axiom of always taking advantage of a crisis, even if you have to sell the crisis, is at play here. The facts we are seeing come out support this perspective.

Think about how much money Big Pharma saved by foisting their mRNA research costs off on the brainwashed public. And if it doesn't work out they have immunity from prosecution....its all legal as Obama has said about the financial rape by the global private finance cult.....if it does work out then they have a big new income stream instead of using out-of-patent therapies.....win-win for the wrong side.

The shit show continues until it doesn't....who is "winning" this week?

[Jul 04, 2021] U.K. Plans to Introduce Covid-19 Booster Shots in September

Jul 03, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The U.K. is among the first governments to set out provisional plans for booster shots, following advice from specialists who are concerned that possible further Covid-19 outbreaks over the winter could coincide with a wave of influenza and put pressure on the country's health system.

The government said the actual rollout would depend on further advice from an expert group known as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, based on a host of new data, including whether protection from the vaccines weakens after six months .

[Jul 04, 2021] How Many Have Died From COVID Vaccines

As of July 2, 2021 out of 4456 total deaths attributed to vaccination (of them 1890 after vaccination with Pfizer), it looks like there were at least 36 death of people aged less then 30 years after vaccination with Pfizer vaccine (out of 61 total). Around 136 millions were fully vaccinated,.
Other sources list higher figure (6113) CDC- 6,113 DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections ("Besides the 6,113 deaths reported, there are 5,172 permanent disabilities, 6,435 life threatening events, and 51,558 emergency room visits." )so my method of extracting those data from VAERS database might be wrong or not all death are reported to VAERS.
Another 5 young people were crippled but survived (67 total).
Jul 03, 2021 | undercurrents723949620.wordpress.com

In a May 5, 2021, Fox News report, Tucker Carlson asked the question no one is really allowed to ask: "How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine?" 1

Mefobills says: July 4, 2021 at 1:24 am GMT • 1.8 hours ago • 300 Words ↑ @RoatanBill

Then there's not selling Syria the latest S#00 system to help keep Israel out of Syrian skies. That tells me he's using Syria for personal / State gain and that is where he's wrong. That's what makes him just another politician.

I totally get it, there are things that are puzzling to those of us in the audience, watching the moves from afar.

An advanced S-300 or S-400 system could paint every F-16 as it took off from Israel. This would be a red line for Israel and would bring in Uncle Shmuel.

Syria (and by extension Russia) has been allowing Israel to overfly her territory and bomb Hezbollah installations.

It's puzzling – why would you allow a foreign power to bomb your territory, especially if you have S-300's. The answer must be that Syria and Russia are holding back on purpose for reasons only known to them. I can speculate, in that they don't want to give away military capability unless the war goes hot.

Think about the situation now, as opposed to the 90's. Russia's military has been modernized; Military physical fitness is up by 30% (better nutrition?); Foreign exchange is in good shape; the economy is modernizing; food production is up – so Russia is no longer food insecure; oil can be extracted at prices that Saudi cannot compete with; the Artic route is opening up; national economy is more diversified thanks to the western sanctions; Yamal LNG will be fueling Asia; Nordstream will be fueling Europe.

[Jul 04, 2021] It's not the spike protein collecting in ovaries. It is the "lipid shell." The lipid is going to the ovaries and bone marrow

The same study says the spike protein is going into blood plasma and traveling all over. I'm wondering if it can cross the blood brain barrier.
Jul 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

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Mefobills , says: July 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm GMT "¢ 7.5 hours ago
@Mustapha Mond

and if the mRNA vaccines cause the spike proteins to accumulate in the ovaries of women of childbearing years and younger, this shared concern might play a role.

It's not the spike protein collecting in ovaries. It is the "lipid shell." The lipid is going to the ovaries and bone marrow according to the Japanese Study. The same study says the spike protein is going into blood plasma and traveling all over. I'm wondering if it can cross the blood brain barrier.

Both actions are bad, so your point remains. But, it is possible the body could deal with the lipid.

[Jul 03, 2021] Breakthrough infections, which occur when fully vaccinated people are infected by the pathogen that their shots were designed to protect against

So Fauci push toward "herd immunity" was meaningless from the very beginning. In Israel 50% (which has 85% of adults fully vaccinated with Phizer vaccine) of infected with Delta were vaccinated.
Both South African variant and the Delta variant (also known as B.1.617.2) changed the picture of "herd immunity". Official figure is that Two doses of Pfizer's vaccine are still 88 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Delta infections. You can probably cut this figure by half to get more realistic estimate based on Israel experience with Pfizer vaccine. Israel has fully vaccinated about 85 percent of adults
Worryingly, a recent study documented several cases during India's spring surge in which health-care workers who were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca's vaccine were infected by Delta and passed it on.
Now there is talk about that vaccinated people might need booster shots . Which essentally mean re-vaccination with the newer version of vaccine.
Jul 03, 2021 | www.theatlantic.com

When breakthrough cases do arise, it's not always clear why. The trio of vaccines now circulating in the United States were all designed around the original coronavirus variant, and seem to be a bit less effective against some newer versions of the virus. These troublesome variants have yet to render any of our current vaccines obsolete. But "the more variants there are, the more concern you have for breakthrough cases," Saad Omer, a vaccine expert at Yale, told me. The circumstances of exposure to any version of the coronavirus will also make a difference. If vaccinated people are spending time with groups of unvaccinated people in places where the virus is running rampant, that still raises their chance of getting sick. Large doses of the virus can overwhelm the sturdiest of immune defenses, if given the chance.

The human side of the equation matters, too. Immunity is not a monolith, and the degree of defense roused by an infection or a vaccine will differ from person to person, even between identical twins . Some people might have underlying conditions that hamstring their immune system's response to vaccination; others might simply, by chance, churn out fewer or less potent antibodies and T cells that can nip a coronavirus infection in the bud.

Read: You're not fully vaccinated on the day of your last dose

The effects of vaccination are best considered along a spectrum, says Ali Ellebedy, an immunologist at Washington University in St. Louis. An ideal response to vaccination might create an arsenal of immune molecules and cells that can instantaneously squelch the virus, leaving no time for symptoms to appear. But sometimes that front line of fighters is relatively sparse. Should the virus make it through, "it becomes a race [against] time," Ellebedy told me. The pathogen rushes to copy itself, and the immune system recruits more defenders. The longer the tussle drags on, the more likely the disease is to manifest.The range of vaccine responses "isn't a variation of two- to threefold; it's thousands," Ellebedy told me. "Being vaccinated doesn't mean you are immune. It means you have a better chance of protection."

For these reasons and more, Viviana Simon, a virologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York, dislikes the term breakthrough case , which evokes a barrier walling humans off from disease. "It's very misleading," she told me. "It's like the virus 'punches' through our defenses."

Vaccination is actually more like a single variable in a dynamic playing field -- a layer of protection, like an umbrella, that might guard better in some situations than others. It could keep a lucky traveler relatively dry in a light drizzle, but in a windy maelstrom that's whipping heavy droplets every which way, another person might be overwhelmed. And under many circumstances, vaccines are still best paired with safeguards such as masks and distancing -- just as rain boots and jackets would help buffer someone in a storm.

Read: People are keeping their vaccines secret

In some ways, the shots' staggering success in trials -- where breakthrough cases were also observed, causing appropriately minimal stir -- may have papered over the inevitability of post-vaccination infections in more natural settings. "The vaccines exceeded expectations," Luciana Borio, a former acting chief scientist at the FDA, told me. Now, as we exit what Borio calls the "honeymoon phase" of our relationship with the jabs, we need to temper our enthusiasm with the right amount of realism, especially as more data on the shots' strength and longevity accumulate. Even excellent vaccines aren't foolproof, and they shouldn't be criticized when they're not. "We can't expect it's going to be perfect, on day one, always," Borio said.

A team at the CDC is tracking breakthroughs and will soon start reporting case counts, as well as any patterns related to where, or in whom, these infections are occurring, Martha Sharan, a CDC spokesperson, told me. Details like those matter. They can help experts figure out why post-vaccination infections happen, and how they might be stopped. "The reassuring part is, these cases will not go unnoticed," Omer told me.

Most of the time, vaccines are far more likely to offer some help than none. Serious disease, hospitalization, and even death will still occur , as will less well-studied outcomes, such as the long-term symptoms that often arise from less severe disease. But should post-vaccination infections climb to unexpectedly high rates, backup plans will quickly kick into gear. Some shot recipients might get second or third shots to bolster their immune response; others might be administered a tweaked vaccine recipe to account for a new viral variant.

There's something a touch counterintuitive about breakthrough cases: The more people we vaccinate, the more such cases there will be, in absolute numbers. But the rate at which they appear will also decline, as rising levels of population immunity cut the conduits that the virus needs to travel. People with lackluster responses to vaccines -- as well as those who can't get their jabs -- will receive protection from the many millions in whom the shots did work. In a crowd of people holding umbrellas, even those who are empty-handed will stay more dry.

Katherine J. Wu is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers science.

[Jul 03, 2021] Delta Variant Fuels Missouri's Covid-19 Uptick

Might be uptick might be statistical noise. The differences are stillsmall... in Israel the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people, who represent as many as 50% of new cases
If vaccines don't cover everyone, we need to know why and how we can fix it. Fauci is one trick pony who made all bets of the success of the vaccines, decpite that fact that there were no any sucessful coronavirus vaccine developered before COVID-19 epidemic.
Notable quotes:
"... Most Covid-19 patients in the Mercy hospital in Springfield are unvaccinated, though there have been a few cases among people who were vaccinated, Dr. Sistrunk said. ..."
Jul 03, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The variant, which is about 40% to 60% more contagious than the previous dominant variant, is sending more people to hospitals in the northern and southwestern parts of the state, health officials say.

In Springfield, Mo., Mercy Hospital had 90 Covid-19 patients on a recent day, up from 10 seven weeks ago, said William Sistrunk, lead infectious-disease doctor for Mercy, a multistate hospital system with several facilities in Missouri. Almost all had the Delta variant, and most were unvaccinated, he said. The hospital's caseload peaked at about 120 in late December.

Officials say the patients being admitted are younger, ages 30 to 60, a change from the last two waves of infection. "It ramped up a lot faster than it did last fall when we had that wave," Dr. Sistrunk said. "What's happening in Springfield may be an early warning for other communities. This variant, we need to take this seriously."

The number of people in the hospital with Covid-19 in Missouri has started to climb in recent weeks. The latest seven-day average is 864, up from 668 a month prior, according to the state health department. During the winter surge in Covid-19 cases in 2020 and 2021, hospitalizations topped 2,700 several times. Missouri has a population of 6.1 million.

... In Missouri, 55% of adults have received at least one vaccination shot, 11 percentage points below the national rate, according to the CDC. Most Covid-19 patients in the Mercy hospital in Springfield are unvaccinated, though there have been a few cases among people who were vaccinated, Dr. Sistrunk said.

[Jul 03, 2021] COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting

Jul 03, 2021 | www.cdc.gov

Defining a vaccine breakthrough infection

For the purpose of this surveillance, a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Identifying and investigating hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases

As of May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause. This shift will help maximize the quality of the data collected on cases of greatest clinical and public health importance.

Previous data on all vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC from January–April 2021 are available .

State health departments report vaccine breakthrough cases to CDC. CDC now monitors reported hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases for clustering by patient demographics, geographic location, time since vaccination, vaccine type, and SARS-CoV-2 lineage. Reported data include hospitalized or fatal breakthrough cases due to any cause, including causes not related to COVID-19.

To the fullest extent possible, respiratory specimens that test positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA are collected for genomic sequencing to identify the virus lineage that caused the infection.

Some health departments may continue to report all vaccine breakthrough cases to the national database and can continue to submit specimens to CDC for sequencing. However, CDC will focus its monitoring on reported hospitalized and fatal cases.

Developing a data access and management system for reporting COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases

CDC developed a national COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough REDCap database where designated state health department investigators can enter, store, and manage data for cases in their jurisdiction. State health departments have full access to data for cases reported from their jurisdiction.

Ultimately, CDC will use the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) to identify vaccine breakthrough cases. Once CDC has confirmed that a state can report vaccination history data to NNDSS, CDC will identify vaccine breakthrough cases through that system. At that time, the state health departments can stop reporting cases directly into the REDCap database. After this change, CDC will upload the available data reported to NNDSS into REDCap database for further review and confirmation by the state health department.

Hospitalized or fatal COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC as of June 21, 2021

As of June 21, 2021, more than 150 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

During the same time, CDC received reports from 47 U.S. states and territories of 4,115 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.

Total number of vaccine breakthrough infections reported to CDC
Hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC 4,115
Female 2,001 (49%)
People aged ≥65 years 3,124 (76%)
Asymptomatic infections 750 (18%)
Hospitalizations* 3,907 (95%)
Deaths† 750 (18%)

*1,004 (26%) of 3,907 hospitalizations reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.
†142 (19%) of 750 fatal cases reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.

Previous data on all vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC from January–April 2021 are available .

How to interpret these data

The number of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections reported to CDC likely are an undercount of all SARS-CoV-2 infections among fully vaccinated persons. National surveillance relies on passive and voluntary reporting, and data might not be complete or representative. These surveillance data are a snapshot and help identify patterns and look for signals among vaccine breakthrough cases.

Data on patients with vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died will be updated regularly. Studies are being conducted in multiple U.S. sites that will include information on all vaccine breakthrough infections regardless of clinical status to supplement the national surveillance.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective

[Jul 03, 2021] Delta variant likely to become dominant coronavirus strain in US, former FDA chief says

Jun 14, 2021 | news.yahoo.com
Looks like two doses of Pfizer vaccine are effective against hospitalization (but not from infection) from the Delta variant, according to UK data.

Roughly 10 per cent of infections in the US are linked to the variant, but that rate is doubling every two weeks, the former FDA chief told CBS News on Sunday .

"That doesn't mean that we're going to see a sharp uptick in infections, but it does mean that this is going to take over," he said. "And I think the risk is really to the fall that this could spike a new epidemic heading into the fall."

The more-contagious B 1.161.2 variant – a common development as a virus replicates through transmission – was first discovered in India and has emerged as a dominant strain in the UK, responsible for roughly 90 per cent of new infections there.

[Jul 03, 2021] Why Vaccinated Athletes Are Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Are those cases false positives or are a testament that new mutation evade vaccine protection?
Jul 02, 2021 | www.wsj.com

A star NBA player, the U.S. Open golf champion and a Ugandan Olympic coach have something in common that is creating a new headache for sports organizers: they tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being vaccinated.

Throughout the pandemic, athletes have been the most tested population on the planet, sometimes providing vivid examples of emerging theories""and sometimes helping prove them.

Now these athletes are showing that while vaccines are exceptionally effective in preventing death and severe illness from the coronavirus and its known variants, some are far from foolproof in preventing infection altogether.

Most of the athletes with so-called "breakthrough" infections are asymptomatic. The infections wouldn't have been noticed except for the fact that people who work in sports are among the last being tested intensely for the virus.

These surprising positive tests are a problem for the hosts of large events. In the case of the Olympics, they could trigger an outbreak in the surrounding Japanese population or beyond, to any of the 200 participating nations""in addition to creating chaos in competitions.

The positive tests also complicate the argument made to athletes that vaccination will spare them from a positive test that bars them from competition. Now sports leaders have to contend with questions such as: Are people who are vaccinated but testing positive for the virus contagious? What does this mean for their close contacts? Who, if anyone, should be removed from the biggest event of their lives?

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Breakthrough infections also hit the New York Yankees, professional golfer Jon Rahm and NBA star Chris Paul. In Rahm's case, he had only recently had his shot. But in the case of the Yankees, that wasn't the obvious factor. In May, at least nine Yankees" spanning players, coaches and staff members" tested positive for the virus. All had been vaccinated in March or April with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine , which has been found to be 66.1% effective at protecting people from developing moderate and severe cases of Covid-19 at least 28 days after vaccination.

Rahm, the golfer, got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the days leading up to the Memorial Tournament. As he played his third round, a test he had taken after his second round came back positive. Rahm found out at the end of his round from the PGA Tour's medical adviser, on national television""yanking away a near-sure win in the tournament, and a payday of nearly $1.7 million. Two weeks later, however, he was testing negative and won the U.S. Open.

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There have been at least two prominent, apparent breakthrough cases in the NBA. The most recent involves Paul, the Phoenix Suns' star and the president of the National Basketball Players Association, who missed the first games of the Western Conference Finals while sidelined by the league's health and safety protocols. Paul tested positive despite being fully vaccinated and remained asymptomatic, according to multiple reports.

[Jul 03, 2021] CDC Says Delta Strain Likely to Dominate in US

Jun 18, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

The more-transmissible delta variant first found in India and now spread widely in the U.K. is expected to become the dominant strain in the U.S., said Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She added that full vaccination provides good protection against it.

[Jul 03, 2021] The return of masks due to the threat posed by Delta mutation of the coronavirus: Delta does not care whether you are vaccinated or not

To coronavirus behaved like expected and partially defeated vaccination efforts.
Jul 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

LA County -Strongly- Recommends Masks For Vaxx'd & Unvaxx'd People Over -Delta- COVID-19 Variant - ZeroHedge

The Los Angeles County health agency suggested to residents that they wear masks -- regardless of vaccination status -- due to the so-called " Delta " COVID-19 variant.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has similarly called on people to wear masks due to the Delta variant, which is believed to have emerged in India. Meanwhile, Hong Kong officials also announced this week that it will ban travelers from the UK over concerns about the strain.

Those warnings came after officials in Israel said that half the adults infected in a recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak fully vaccinated, according to the Wall Street Journal late last week.

However, some have said that the concerns about the Delta strain are overblown.

"Don't let the fearmongers win," wrote Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday.

"New public England study of delta variant shows 44 deaths out of 53,822 (.08%) in unvaccinated group."

Separately, pharmaceutical giant Moderna said that its two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine works against the Delta strain, which will likely be used in future arguments against new masking or lockdown mandates.

"These new data are encouraging and reinforce our belief that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine should remain protective against newly detected variants," CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a press release issued on Tuesday about the findings.

[Jul 03, 2021] Charlatans are a plague in modern science

Jul 03, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jun 17 2021 14:22 utc | 8

US should ask scientists to investigate itself if it truly cares about origins: epidemiologist

I agree. If the US scientists are so worried about the possibility the SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a laboratory, why don't they also ask their government to investigate their own labs?

Charlatans are a plague in modern science.


Grieved , Jun 17 2021 17:55 utc | 28

And also, the corruption of the medical profession, to which he is now speaking (it's running as I write this). The interviewer is using the words "medical mafia", citing the later manifestations we've seen this year. But this interview seems that it will do much to illustrate the long process of corruption that has happened over the years and decades, and this is very valuable to learn.

Worth spelling the link out, if I may:
Swine Flu And Covid: Pandemic Deja Vu? / With Dr Wolfgang Wodarg 9th June

Many thanks for this.

john , Jun 17 2021 20:20 utc | 38

Grieved @ 28

The interviewer is using the words "medical mafia", citing the later manifestations we've seen this year

Yes, the circuitous depravity they've engaged, the 'offer you can't refuse' has worked wonders, as the interviewer attests his young peers who've taken the jab only to regain their 'freedom', like my youngest daughter, 30, against my spoken preference, and my silent prayers.

[Jul 02, 2021] Delta Variant's Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Mask Guidance

Notable quotes:
"... On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit , recommending that "everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure." ..."
"... Natural immunity among those already infected has also kept transmission low, she noted, but it is not clear how long natural immunity will last. ..."
Jul 02, 2021 | www.nytimes.com

But that was before the spread of the Delta variant . Worried by a global surge in cases, the World Health Organization last week reiterated its longstanding recommendation that everyone -- including the inoculated -- wear masks to stem the spread of the virus.

On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit , recommending that "everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure."

Barbara Ferrer, the county's public health director, said the new recommendation was needed because of upticks in infections, a rise in cases due to the worrisome Delta variant , and persistently high numbers of unvaccinated residents, particularly children, Black and Latino residents and essential workers.

Roughly half of Los Angeles County residents are fully vaccinated , and about 60 percent have had at least one dose. While the number of positive tests is still below 1 percent in the county, the rate has been inching up, Dr. Ferrer added, and there has been a rise in the number of reinfections among residents who were infected before and did not get vaccinated.

To the extent that Los Angeles County has managed to control the pandemic, it has been because of a multilayered strategy that combined vaccinations with health restrictions aimed at curbing new infections, Dr. Ferrer said.

Natural immunity among those already infected has also kept transmission low, she noted, but it is not clear how long natural immunity will last.

[Jul 02, 2021] Delta Variant's Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Mask Guidance

Notable quotes:
"... On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit , recommending that "everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure." ..."
"... Natural immunity among those already infected has also kept transmission low, she noted, but it is not clear how long natural immunity will last. ..."
Jul 02, 2021 | www.nytimes.com

But that was before the spread of the Delta variant . Worried by a global surge in cases, the World Health Organization last week reiterated its longstanding recommendation that everyone -- including the inoculated -- wear masks to stem the spread of the virus.

On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit , recommending that "everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure."

Barbara Ferrer, the county's public health director, said the new recommendation was needed because of upticks in infections, a rise in cases due to the worrisome Delta variant , and persistently high numbers of unvaccinated residents, particularly children, Black and Latino residents and essential workers.

Roughly half of Los Angeles County residents are fully vaccinated , and about 60 percent have had at least one dose. While the number of positive tests is still below 1 percent in the county, the rate has been inching up, Dr. Ferrer added, and there has been a rise in the number of reinfections among residents who were infected before and did not get vaccinated.

To the extent that Los Angeles County has managed to control the pandemic, it has been because of a multilayered strategy that combined vaccinations with health restrictions aimed at curbing new infections, Dr. Ferrer said.

Natural immunity among those already infected has also kept transmission low, she noted, but it is not clear how long natural immunity will last.

[Jul 02, 2021] Some Vaccinated People Are Dying of Covid-19. That suggests that Delta is displaying a worrying ability to evade the vaccine and cause severe illness

Jul 02, 2021 | www.msn.com

As the Delta variant of the coronavirus surges through the U.K., almost half of the country's recent Covid-19 deaths are of people who have been vaccinated.

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The U.K. is a testing ground for how vaccines are coping. Delta is racing through the country -- with 146,000 identified cases in the past week, 72% up on the week before. The country is also a world leader in identifying through testing and genetic sequencing which versions of the virus are prevalent: By mid-June, 97% of cases were Delta infections. And Delta is spreading among a population that is among the most highly vaccinated in the world: 85% of adults have had at least one vaccine shot and 63% have had two.

Data from Public Health England show that there were 117 deaths among 92,000 Delta cases logged through June 21. Fifty of those -- 46% -- had received two shots of vaccine.

First, vaccines aren't 100% effective. Not everyone who is inoculated will respond in the same way. Those who are elderly or whose immune systems are faulty, damaged or stressed by some other illness are less likely to mount a robust response than someone younger and fitter. Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective but some people will still be vulnerable to the virus even after receiving their shots.

Second, the risk of dying from Covid-19 increases steeply with age. If a vaccine reduces an 80-year-old's risk of death from Covid-19 by 95%, for instance, that 80-year-old's risk of death might still be greater than the risk faced by an unvaccinated 20-year-old. Some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and lung disease are also associated with a higher risk of severe illness and death.

Third, as more of the population gets vaccinated, there are fewer unvaccinated people for the virus to infect. If the pool of vaccinated people is larger than the pool of unvaccinated people, then it is possible and even likely that breakthrough infections resulting in death in the older, vaccinated group would match or exceed deaths in the younger, unvaccinated group. Consider an imaginary country with 100% of people vaccinated, where the virus can still somehow spread. All Covid-19 deaths would be in vaccinated individuals.

Of those 50 deaths in fully vaccinated people in England, all were in people aged 50 years and over, the data show. There have been no deaths recorded in double-vaccinated under 50s.

The data show that, overall, the fatality rate for confirmed cases of Covid-19 has been lower than it was with the Alpha variant, which was first spotted in the U.K.

... Public Health England, using a variety of statistical analyses, has estimated that vaccination reduces the risk of hospitalization with the Delta variant in people who have received two doses by between 91% and 98%, with a central estimate of 96%.

Though vaccines offer substantial protection against severe illness and death, there is growing evidence from lab studies and real-world data that Delta does have some ability to bypass vaccines to cause milder infection.

Public Health England says that its analysis of Delta cases in England implies protection against symptomatic Covid-19 caused by Delta of around 79%. That compares with an 89% reduction in the risk of symptomatic Covid-19 with Alpha.

In Israel, a senior health official said in late June that in a recent outbreak of 200 or so Delta cases, about half were in children 15 years old and younger and the other half were in those aged 16 and above, of whom more than 80% are fully vaccinated.

British data shows Delta is even more adept at evading our immune response after just one dose of vaccine, highlighting the importance, public health officials say, of getting two shots. A single dose reduces the risk of symptomatic Covid-19 with Alpha by 49%, according Public Health England, but only by 35% with Delta.

[Jul 02, 2021] Mom details 12-year-old daughter's extreme reactions to COVID vaccine, says she's now in wheelchair

Notable quotes:
"... De Garay explained that after receiving the second coronavirus vaccine dose, her daughter started developing severe abdominal and chest pains. Maddie described the severity of the pain to her mother as "it feels like my heart is being ripped out through my neck." ..."
"... The Ohio mother added her daughter experienced additional symptoms that included gastroparesis, nausea, vomiting, erratic blood pressure, heart rate, and memory loss. "She still cannot digest food. She has a tube to get her nutrition," De Garay said to Carlson. "She also couldn't walk at one point, then she could I don't understand why and [physicians] are not looking into why...now she's back in a wheelchair and she can't hold her neck up. Her neck pulls back." ..."
"... De Garay said she had joined a Facebook support group to help people cope with the unexpected events happening from the coronavirus vaccine trial, and she said it was shut down. "It's just not right," she said. ..."
"... Sen. Ron Johnson , R-Wis., has sent letters to the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna seeking answers about adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine following a June 28 press conference with affected individuals. The conference in Milwaukee included stories from five people, including De Garay ..."
"... The Wisconsin senator noted that some adverse reactions were detailed in Pfizer's and Moderna's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) memorandums following early clinical trials ..."
"... Those reactions included nervous system disorders and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders for the Pfizer EUA memo. The Moderna EUA memo included reactions such as nervous system disorders, vascular disorders and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, according to Johnson's letter. ..."
"... You missed the whole point! The issue is that the government is not acknowledging and and not reporting these side effects of the vaccine. Instead they are lying about the safety. If you are young, you are much more likely to get sick and injured by the vaccine than COVID. ..."
"... anyone under 25 should not get the vaccine because the percentages are about the same or worse having a negative impact from the vaccine versus the actual virus. ..."
"... With the Covid19 mortality rate among the children why even vaccinate? As a Chemist / Biochemist I learned that there is always unintended consequences. ..."
"... Vaccines may have long term effects that are not known today. ..."
"... The CDC's generic guidelines for getting a vaccine for any reason are very restrictive, first being, the disease you're getting vaccinated against has to pose a real, immediate danger. CV-19 poses virtually no danger whatsoever to kids under 14. Of all the deaths of children 14 and under in the last 18 months only .8% of them had a case of CV-19. That's 367 deaths out of over 46,000. (Data from CDC website) Forcing them to take an experimental vaccine that they absolutely don't need is criminal. As a parent, allowing your child to take the vaccine without spending a few hours doing some research is criminally negligent. This is like some terribly warped Kafka novel but it's real. ..."
Jul 02, 2021 | www.foxnews.com

Mom details 12-year-old daughter's extreme reactions to COVID vaccine, says she's now in wheelchair Stephanie De Garay shares story with Tucker Carlson By Stephanie Giang-Paunon | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email

https://static.foxnews.com/static/orion/html/video/iframe/vod.html?v=20210701170943#uid=fnc-embed-1 Mom describes daughter's bad COVID vaccine reaction, says she's now in wheelchair

Mother Stephanie De Garay joins 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' to discuss how her 12-year-old daughter volunteered for the Pfizer vaccine trial and is now in a wheelchair.

An Ohio mother is speaking out about her 12-year-old daughter suffering extreme reactions and nearly dying after volunteering for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial.

Stephanie De Garay told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday that after reaching out to multiple physicians they claimed her daughter, Maddie De Garay, couldn't have become gravely ill from the vaccine.

"The only diagnosis we've gotten for her is that it's conversion disorder or functional neurologic symptom disorder, and they are blaming it on anxiety," De Garay told Tucker Carlson. "Ironically, she did not have anxiety before the vaccine."

De Garay explained that after receiving the second coronavirus vaccine dose, her daughter started developing severe abdominal and chest pains. Maddie described the severity of the pain to her mother as "it feels like my heart is being ripped out through my neck."

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The Ohio mother added her daughter experienced additional symptoms that included gastroparesis, nausea, vomiting, erratic blood pressure, heart rate, and memory loss. "She still cannot digest food. She has a tube to get her nutrition," De Garay said to Carlson. "She also couldn't walk at one point, then she could I don't understand why and [physicians] are not looking into why...now she's back in a wheelchair and she can't hold her neck up. Her neck pulls back."

Carlson asked whether any officials from the Biden administration or representatives from Pfizer company have reached out to the family. "No, they have not," she answered.

"The response with the person that's leading the vaccine trial has been atrocious," she said. "We wanted to know what symptoms were reported and we couldn't even get an answer on that. It was just that 'we report to Pfizer and they report to the FDA.' That's all we got."

After her heartbreaking experience, the Ohio mother said she's still "pro-vaccine, but also pro-informed consent." De Garay mentioned she's speaking out because she feels like everyone should be fully aware of this tragic incident and added the situation is being "pushed down and hidden."

De Garay said she had joined a Facebook support group to help people cope with the unexpected events happening from the coronavirus vaccine trial, and she said it was shut down. "It's just not right," she said.

"They need to do research and figure out why this happened, especially to people in the trial. I thought that was the point of it," De Garay concluded. "They need to come up with something that's going to treat these people early because all they're going to do is keep getting worse."

Sen. Ron Johnson , R-Wis., has sent letters to the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna seeking answers about adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine following a June 28 press conference with affected individuals. The conference in Milwaukee included stories from five people, including De Garay.

The Wisconsin senator noted that some adverse reactions were detailed in Pfizer's and Moderna's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) memorandums following early clinical trials.

Those reactions included nervous system disorders and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders for the Pfizer EUA memo. The Moderna EUA memo included reactions such as nervous system disorders, vascular disorders and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, according to Johnson's letter.

Pfizer and Moderna did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News about Johnson's letters.

J jeff5150357 6 hours ago

My daughter had the same thing happen to her after getting a flu vaccine 9 years ago. Within days of getting it, she went from being as healthy as an ox to years of awful, unexplained illness. The short version is they concluded that she had a severe adverse reaction to the vaccine, but from the delivery chemicals, not the flu content itself. Formaldehyde was the likely major cause. Now she is getting ready to begin college and is being required to get the Covid vaccine by her university and the NCAA for athletics. It is causing her, my wife and I horrible anxiety and we feel like we are being railroaded into something that could be very dangerous for her. Any discussion or concern expressed on social media is immediately blocked. I know from years of working in the research grants office at Yale University that the big pharma industry is powerful and will go to great lengths to control the narrative. What I don't understand is why mainstream media and social media are so willing to help them these days!

jeff5150357 4 hours ago

While the college experience is great for a young adult. I would look at getting a degree online. Her future earnings will be based on her merit, not where she went to school. If someone was telling me what to do with my personal health, and I was uncomfortable with their prescription, I would follow my instincts.

LoraJane92649 jeff5150357 5 hours ago

If her flu vax is well documented she should be able to get a waiver. Hopefully you have an able bodied family physician or medical team to advocate on your behalf.

G gunvald 7 hours ago

You know when you take it that there can be adverse reactions. So, in that sense, you are informed. Any one of us could be the odd person. That said, I have a problem with any child getting these vaccines, especially when most people recover from the disease. It's one thing for me as an elderly person to make the decision to take it as covid affects the elderly person more and I wanted to avoid that ventilator. Most of my life has been lived and that's how I evaluated it. This will always come down to putting it in God's hands.

TheTruthAsItIs gunvald 6 hours ago

You missed the whole point! The issue is that the government is not acknowledging and and not reporting these side effects of the vaccine. Instead they are lying about the safety. If you are young, you are much more likely to get sick and injured by the vaccine than COVID.

D DontDestoryUSA gunvald 4 hours ago

It's not being informed when you are forced to take a vaccination that they clearly had trouble with past vaccination sounds like a lawsuit for the university is on the horizon. With a big pay day

Tony5SFG 7 hours ago

"Ohio mother said she's still "pro-vaccine, but also pro-informed consent." " And as a pediatrician for over 40 yrs (retired now) and a 10 year member of my medical school's Institutional Review Board (which had to approve all human research), THAT is a problem I have been bringing up As far as requiring all young people, such as entering or in college, to get the vaccine Children are a protected class and the informed consent for research on them is much more strenuous than for adults And, requiring young people to take these new vaccines is the equivalent of doing research on them. The issue of myocarditis is quite troubling. And while it has been seen in natural infections, I have not yet seen an adequate risk - benefit evaluation regarding risking natural infection versus vaccination And people say that the myocarditis is not severe, no one can be sure of the long term effects of a young person getting it. The vaccines that we give children have been used for decades and the risks/benefits have been well established

D DallasAmEmail Tony5SFG 6 hours ago

A friends daughter who just went through internship as Physicians assistant based on the percentages in age groups believes anyone under 25 should not get the vaccine because the percentages are about the same or worse having a negative impact from the vaccine versus the actual virus. Yes, older age groups the percent having negative impact from the virus is much greater than the vaccine, so yes older age groups should get the vaccine. What really is bothersome is when Youtube removes Dr. Robert Malone video who helped create the mrna vaccine express concern that normal testing has not happened and be cautious about taking it, especially for the young.

marinesfather601 Tony5SFG 5 hours ago

With the Covid19 mortality rate among the children why even vaccinate? As a Chemist / Biochemist I learned that there is always unintended consequences.

Hilltopper9 7 hours ago

Vaccines may have long term effects that are not known today. The same could be said of all the chemicals we apply to our body daily through shampoos, hair dyes, body lotions, and suntan lotions. Life's a gamble. It's up to each individual to make the best decisions possible given the facts available.

A akbushrat Hilltopper9 6 hours ago

The CDC's generic guidelines for getting a vaccine for any reason are very restrictive, first being, the disease you're getting vaccinated against has to pose a real, immediate danger. CV-19 poses virtually no danger whatsoever to kids under 14. Of all the deaths of children 14 and under in the last 18 months only .8% of them had a case of CV-19. That's 367 deaths out of over 46,000. (Data from CDC website) Forcing them to take an experimental vaccine that they absolutely don't need is criminal. As a parent, allowing your child to take the vaccine without spending a few hours doing some research is criminally negligent. This is like some terribly warped Kafka novel but it's real.

F Fauxguy930 Hilltopper9 5 hours ago

☢️ N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine is a nitrosamine that has butyl and 4-hydroxybutyl substituents. In mice, it causes high-grade, invasive cancers in the urinary bladder, but not in any other tissues. It has a role as a carcinogenic agent. Ingredient in all shots. How did a carcinogen get FDA approved, oh it was an emergency.

R RussellRika 6 hours ago

I have a twelve year old, and not a chance I'd allow her to volunteer for any vaccine trial, and especially not this one. She very much wanted to get a vaccine, until she started reading about some of the adverse reactions. Sorry, but I'm a child, the benefit does not outweigh the risk.

MrEd50 6 hours ago

I took the vaccine because I'm 60 years old and work with special ed kids. My 18 year old child refuses to take it and I support him on this. COVID shouldn't be an issue for most of us.

[Jul 01, 2021] Mother weeps as she tells senator how Pfizer shot left her daughter wheelchair-bound

June 30, 2021 | www.lifesitenews.com

At an event hosted by a U.S. senator, a mother cried as she recounted how the Pfizer experimental coronavirus vaccine left her previously healthy, active 12-year-old daughter in a wheelchair.

On Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) hosted a news conference to discuss adverse reactions related to COVID-19 vaccines. Stephanie de Garay tearfully explained that her 12-year-old daughter, Maddie, is now wheelchair-bound after volunteering to take the Pfizer vaccine as part of the vaccine trial.

Since receiving the injection, Maddie has been to the emergency room nine times and hospitalized three times for two months.

Maddie and her parents were excited for her to participate in the vaccine trial, as they identify as "pro-vaccine and pro-science." However, after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 20, Maddie immediately experienced pain in her arm where she had been vaccinated. Within the next 24 hours, she developed severe abdominal and chest pain. Maddie told her mother that she felt "like my heart is being ripped out through my neck" as she experienced painful electrical shocks down her neck and spine, forcing her to hunch over to walk.

At the instruction of the vaccine trial nurse administrator, Maddie's parents took her to the ER, where her labs were taken and she was tested for appendicitis, given an IV with medicine, and then sent home. She was diagnosed with "adverse effect of vaccine initial encounter."

Over the next 2 1/2 months, Maddie's mother said her abdominal, muscle, and nerve pain became unbearable. Maddie suffered from gastroparesis, nausea and vomiting, erratic blood pressure, memory loss, brain fog, headaches, dizziness, fainting, seizures, verbal and motor tics, menstrual cycle issues, lost feeling from the waist down, lost bowel and bladder control, and she had a nasogastric tube placed because she lost the ability to eat.

"Why is she not back to normal? She was totally fine before this," said Stephanie de Garay, Maddie's mother. Maddie had volunteered for the Pfizer vaccine trial "to help everyone else and they're not helping here. Before Maddie got her final dose of the vaccine, she was healthy, got straight As, had lots of friends and had a life."

Some doctors attempted to attribute her neurological condition to anxiety and tried to send Maddie to a mental hospital. This caused her parents to seek aid from other sources. They met others suffering from similar adverse vaccine reactions who connected them with competent medical professionals.

"All we want is for Maddie to be seen, heard, and believed because she has not been. And we want her to get the care that she desperately needs, so she can go back to normal," said de Garay.

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.

[Jul 01, 2021] Why chidren needs to be vaccinated? Before Maddie got her final dose of the vaccine, she was healthy, got straight As, had lots of friends and had a life

Jul 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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NAV 3 hours ago

And here is one of Fauci's vaccinated - and no one cares except to suggest that this young girl be put in a facility for mental patients...

Mother weeps as she tells senator how Pfizer shot left her daughter wheelchair-bound

'Before Maddie got her final dose of the vaccine, she was healthy, got straight As, had lots of friends and had a life.'

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mother-weeps-as-she-tells-senator-how-pfizer-shot-left-her-daughter-wheelchair-bound

Realism 2 hours ago

"Maddie and her parents were excited for her to participate in the vaccine trial, as they identify as "pro-vaccine and pro-science."

If this is true, who in the world would be excited to let their children participate in a medical experiment, they are the problem and now her child is paying the price

Not Your Father's ZH 2 hours ago

Mom-of-3 'Excited About Getting Vaccine' Dies From Blood Clot in Brain Following Astrazeneca Jab

She needed some excitement in her life. Now she doesn't.

Brushy 57 minutes ago

"How can Fauci claim you are at considerable risk if not vaccinated"

Its called lying.

Sparehead 1 hour ago

Considerable ~ 0.01% risk

[Jul 01, 2021] Fauci: There Are Now Two Americas, The Vaccinated The Unvaccinated ; ZH commenter: There are now two Americas. One that's retarded. And one that wants Fauci on a lamppost.

Authorities doe not telling truth: people who already have COVID do not need to be vaccinated. Also if Delta varient can infect vaccineted in conserable quantities how any resobale person can maintain this goal of "herg immunity". How it can be achieved if a vaccinated person can be infected and thus spread the disease both amoung vaccinated cohort and among the unvaccinated cohort. The fact the vaccinated people are infected with Delta changes the game and here Senator Paul is wrong.
Pushing vaccination on chidren in such curcumstances changes nothing is became a very questionable move both from scientific an from ethical perspective.
Jul 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

America's favourite Chinese lab funding coronavirus doomonger doctor Anthony Fauci announced Tuesday that there are now two Americas, a vaccinated America and an unvaccinated America.

As Senator Rand Paul noted earlier this week , there is a boat load of misinformation on the matter coming from a government that is indiscriminately pushing vaccinations:

Rand Paul TEARS Into Senate Witness for Indiscriminately Pushing Vaccines


SexyJulian 3 hours ago

There are now two Americas. One that's retarded. And one that wants Fauci on a lamppost.

liberty2 1 hour ago (Edited)

Note that the officials said there's no such thing as "herd immunity" last year. Now this year they keep saying that we can reach "herd immunity" if we are 70% vaxxed! Terms are used if it fits their narrative.

Ride_the_kali_yuga 3 hours ago (Edited)

In the Covidian Cult, there is true believers in one side and heretics on the other side. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.

Divide and rule strategy, as always. Do not undurestimate the ratio of retarded people among the population, it has been growing like a cancer for decades. It amazes me how perfectly coordinated those MSM Covidian propaganda events appears worldwide.

In here France, 2 days ago, most MSM have all simultaneously gone full berserk (without any reason) blaming the reluctant ones. One of them on TV said something like : "if it was me, i will use police to drag those who refuse these "vaccines" from their home and force it on them"

This was priceless, this little man has morbid obesity. We now officialy all live on the twilight zone on steroids. Land whales dictate how people should consider their own health. This ride seems to never end.

We now have officialy entered the dehumanization phase of the unvaxxed. The sanitary gulag is not far from here.

NIRP-BTFD 1 hour ago

There are 2 Americas. The 0.01% (the rulers that own everything) and the serfs.

DemandSider 1 hour ago

Exactly, parasite and host. Fauci would be the former, obviously.

[Jun 30, 2021] Panic Porn Dressed Up As Science -- Exposing The Truth About The Delta Variant

Jun 30, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

E5 11 hours ago remove link

Uncomfortable Truths democrats don't have in their tool kit:

1) Flu is still down 98% and would normally account for a large percentage of the covid deaths.

2) 20% more babies were born in 1946 than in 1945. Deaths are increasing but not that much. This is accounts for the rest of the covid deaths.

3) Coronavirus' are among the highest mutating virus types and can not be eliminated by vaccine.

4) If the COVID symptoms arise from SARS-CoV-2 which came from bats and pangolins: then vaccinating Humans will have zero effect in eliminating the virus.

5) COVID is a set of symptoms not a virus. The virus is called SARS. This is a relationship like how AIDS is the symptom set that arises out of HIV. To talk about a vaccine for COVID as a medical professional is malpractice.

6) 50% of the people getting the "delta" variant are previously vaccinated. In clinical terms that means the vaccine experimental trial has failed.

If you still believe in mandating masks and vaccines then you are a fascist or your IQ is too low and should give up your right to vote.

Bacon's Rebellion 9 hours ago (Edited) remove link

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The Delta Variant in the UK
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June 25 th , 2021 - Public Health England

Summary:
Higher rates of "cases" for the "unvaccinated" with higher rates of hospitalizations and DEATHS for the "fully vaccinated" .

Cases:
7,235 "Fully Vaccinated"
53,822 "Unvaccinated"

Overnight Hospitalization required:
1.11% of the "Fully Vaccinated"
0.89% of the "Unvaccinated"

Deaths:
50 were "Fully Vaccinated" = 0.69% died
38 were "Unvaccinated" = 0.07% died

Death rate was 9.86 times higher for the vaccinated!

IF - 53,822 "Unvaccinated" cases = 38 deaths
Will - 53,822 "Vaccinated" cases = 375 deaths?
Will - the 142,000,000 "Fully Vaccinated" people in the USA suffer 979,800 Delta variant Deaths?

(Link downloads a PDF | SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern)

Public Health England

truth or go home 10 hours ago remove link

These are interesting facts. Some comments:

1. Flu deaths have been greatly exaggerated in recent years in order to push the flu vaccine. Just like Covid, they changed the definition of flu to count more deaths, so they could push the vaccine. Most of them are general respiratory deaths that can be/were reclassified to Covid.

2. There was a baby boom in 1946 and that was 75 years ago, so we should start seeing an acceleration from that about now, but there also has been massive population growth since then, so the effect will be muted.

3. I don't claim to understand virology, but if these things mutate so fast, they likely get less virulent rather than more. It certainly calls into question the entire vaccine program.

4. Vaxx the bats... I thought many of them died off from their own virus a few years ago, but I saw millions of them fly out from under a bridge in Austin a couple years ago.

6. This is logic beyond the understanding level of the idiot media folks - they would never be able to ask the question.

Nathan Hale PREMIUM 10 hours ago

It was a fungal infection that was/is killing bats in the US, for the record

Bacon's Rebellion 8 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Imagine the clusterphuek in the court system if these vaccines are connected with miscarriages...lawyers are salivating...your employer coerced you into vaccination...your baby died inside you...geesh...how anyone could take that chance!

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Angela Merkel: All of these vaccines are conditionally approved. In the course of this conditional approval, we are gaining experience for the first time on what happens if this vaccine is used on millions of people? ...In the phase of the conditional approval of such a vaccine is then very closely monitored - that is why everything is monitored so specifically - what side effects can happen or what cases or what certain things can occur.

Loads in German - Use Chrome to read in English: Angela Merkel:

Sigh. 11 hours ago remove link

The Delta Strain is supposedly more fearful and deadly and contagious than the 'original' product, why, exactly?

Where are the studies comparing the relative efficacy and methodology of the vectors? You recall the diagrams, the sneeze in one aisle of a supermarket, the blue haze covering three aisles? Is the Delta Strain so contagious it now goes seven aisles?

Instead of the diagram of the beachgoer getting virus'd from the airborne particulates from someone sneezing on a surfboard, are the viruses now coming in from further offshore, the oil rig 40 miles out?

Instead of just old people, who are easily infected with everything that comes along, now we must fear that kids and teens are susceptible? (Perhaps that's because they've worn masks for so long they aren't getting 'natural' immunological defenses?)

This is just another worldwide scare tactic designed to keep the masks on and the economy slowed. Look to the "Climate Change" set and the "One World Government" set for reasons why we're facing these "new" strains.

aegis551 11 hours ago (Edited) remove link

CDC says we have nothing to worry about. Covid will never get here.

CDC says we have the ability to defeat this thing they said would never get here.

CDC says dont worry you dont need to wear masks. Because they wont protect you from the virus.

CDC says some anti-viral medications may work. CDC corrects itself 24hrs later and says only a vaccine can save us. Dr Fauci admits he and his family have been taking hydroxychloroquine since the pandemic began. Even though they dont work.

CDC mandates everyone to wear masks because they will stop the spread.

CDC says we need to lock down for 2 weeks to stop the spread. CDC then mandates lockdowns in perpetuity.

CDC says, etc, etc...

Why the hell is anyone listening to the CDC?

pods 10 hours ago remove link

Usually for any scam if you look under the cover you will find the hand of government.

Ex. Pfizer has a vested interest of to keep their shots on the market. Profit motive and to repay their development costs for their mRNA shots. Clinical trials are not cheap.

Pfizer will use contacts to nudge policy in a direction that benefits them. Doesnt have to be evil, their job is to make stuff and sell it.

Why is Pfizer (could really be any of them) in this position? Because there was a government policy to rush a product to market, Operation Warp Speed.

If that policy was never enacted none of these companies would have undertaken the development of these shots with the resources they did. It would merely be pinheads doing animal studies still at this point because a typical vaccine takes a decade to develop, and mRNA has not been proven safe, so it would take longer to prove safety in target populations, including mutagenic/teratagenic studies.

So really it was a government policy that landed us where we are at now. This is not a political statement. No left/right BS is intended. Just a deductive theory of how the world works, at a level above the left/right pigpen.

Brushy 10 hours ago remove link

Rand Paul didnt tweet the most important part of that study;

Delta variant deaths;

117 total deaths

44 unvaccinated

23 single dose

50 fully vaccinated

Thats 73 deaths for those who have been fully or partially vaccinated vs only 44 deaths for the unvaxxed. Its looking more and more like the "Delta variant" is just code for vaccine injury.

FrankDrakman 10 hours ago remove link

On the one page of data shown, I calculated the following: (rounded)

Unvaxxed: 35,000/34 deaths ~= 1/1000

One shot < 21 days: 4,000/1 deaths ~= 1/4000

One shot > 21 days: 9,000/10 deaths ~= 1/900

Two shots > 14 days: 4,000/26 deaths = 1/150

The second shot's the killer!

Morse_Code 8 hours ago

The virus is a poor excuse for the "Great Reset" into corporate fascism and to check out the "Chicken Little" theory of the 'Sky is Falling' social syndrome.

They have already convinced society that white people are bad, men are really women, we don't need police if they take our guns away and inflation is good, the U.S. is better because of illegal immigration and that Biden won.

RathdrumGal 10 hours ago

I 100% agree. My career was spent in Critical Care nursing. I have seen people die and I have seen what torture comes from a fear of death. I am much more afraid of a vancomycin resistant enterococcus than COVID. Two days ago I was jet boating in Hell's Canyon in 117 degree heat. It was red neck heaven, no one on our boat was masked. We stopped for lunch on the way home in a college town. So many young healthy looking people wearing masks, with their young children masked! They can't all be on chemo, and I assume if they are that afraid of COVID they have been vaccinated. What gives?

[Jun 30, 2021] Twelve year was enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine clinical trial. She's now in a wheelchair, has an NG tube, and is suffering from severe memory loss, along with many other issues.

Statement by the mom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZqhvwP9Ws
The key unanswered question is: what benefits for 12 years old vaccine provides. I do not see any, while risks are real and unknown. At this point we already know that vaccine cause serious heart problems in some vaccinated young people (say below 30 yours old)
Fauci bears some responsibility for this indent
Jun 30, 2021 | citizenfreepress.com
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Twelve year-old Maddie was enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine clinical trial. She's now in a wheelchair, has an NG tube, and is suffering from severe memory loss, along with many other issues.

Full video is here

nobody

I am SO sorry for this girl. She relied on her parents, their job, to protect their minor children. They failed.
I am very sorry for what's happened, but lady that is exactly what you get by disregarding your fellow citizens &
relying on the government for your truth. Its been obvious to all those with open minds, that this entire pandemic is
a huge scam, the worst scam in human history. The old saying comes to mind, "and if the government told you to go jump
off the roof, would you?" Sadly leftists answer, "how many times?" Karen

The only way I would I "consider" allowing my child to sign up to be a guinea pig in any clinical trial is if they had a life threating incurable disease and the trial was specific to their disease & participation was a "chance" to save their life. I worked in a clinical trial office, you agree to being the guinea pig when you agree that you will never know if you're injected with
1. a placebo OR
2. the "drug" its self.
You're also informed in advance of how many visits (minimal # of visits) the trial will require of you to fully participate as it usually requires regularly scheduled bi weekly or monthly visits. It's in a office setting & your mandated to keep the doctor informed of everything, even an emergency, because theres a written script "behind the scenes" of what to do along the way if "this" or "that" happens. That way you collect better data of adverse reactions. Plus there are the very important (to the medical side anyway) non disclosure agreements.
I noticed here it seems the family reached out to "emercency" facilities when things started going wrong.
Are these "trials" being conducted standard procedure or not. MAJOR DANGER

What sort of parent would give their kid an untested, un-needed vaccine? There is NO excuse. None. Zero. Mother should be in tears. 100% well deserved.

Deplored

" in healthcare" means nothing anymore. I've been in healthcare for 25 years and it blows my mind how many 500,000$ plus educations lined up for the "vax" AND do not know the simple definition of a vaccine. I watched 1st hand as practically overnight medicine went from being science based to political weapon. We used to have to have an evidence based system where doctors would look at the published studies and make decisions based on the best info available. That's all gone now. You can't even trust the medical journals anymore that at one time were the pinnacles of scientific medical discovery. The hospital I've worked in for 25 years is going to mandate the vax as soon as the FDA approves it,which means I'm out. 15% of us are unvaxed and they have plans to get rid of us. The medical tyranny STARTED w the mandating of the flu shot years ago for HC workers and now it's covid. It's not going to end ,just wait til the next shit show released on us. Next time they will have the ballz to say ur locked in ur home until u comply. Then when u can't pay ur property taxes because u cant leave the house to work u find out who actually owns ur home. Peetoonya

The US "Healthcare" INDUSTRY ranks 37th in the world. John Hopkins put out a report that the 3rd leading cause of death is going to your doctor and doing what he/she says! I remember in the 90's they ran off or bought out most of the private practices especially in the rural areas with malpractice claims if they didn't sell out. But these days you can make up to $50,000 a year just sending people the bill for your inflicted genocide. Medical Billing Specialist Salary in the United States https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/medical-billing-specialist-salary All the cowardly doctors will do as they are told for fear of losing their license. PS The profession that has the highest rate of suicide is Doctors! I haven't been to a doctor in 21 years. Riseliberty

This is not a vaccine. Do you understand? It is experimental gene therapy. You cannot compare this with any FDA approved vaccine you've had in the past. Hehe62

Before watching one clip I suggest you watch the entire press conference. ALL of the participants explained they are pro science and pro vaccine up front.
They have been harmed-most likely permanently by this *vaccine* and as you can see by the twitter disclaimer they have been silenced, told they are suffering from anxiety versus a vaccine side effect and our medical community has done NOTHING to follow up on what is going on.

As an NP who has been thrust into covid from the get go I now daily see covid 19 vaccine injuries albeit less than those suffered from these victims; depending on how you see it.

Type 1 diabetes in a perfectly healthy 16 year old athletic boy with healthy family members now requiring insulin for the rest of his life-happened right after 2nd pfizer. Tons of shingles and herpes viruses, and regular colds that have taken out staff members for 3-4 weeks versus 2-3 days in the past.

As an NP that started in the military and has all vaccines and vaccinated all my children and seeing and living in the medical community throughout this I personally will NEVER get another vaccine the government suggests or requires ever again. I will NEVER go see a mainstream medical provider ever again unless I'm taken against my will or knowledge.

Sure, tons of people have gotten the vax without issue, but YOU are the phase III clinical trial for this thing, it has only been about 6 months. Long term effects who knows. I have a feeling it isn't going to get better. And the fact that these people have been completely silenced, questioned, and "debunked" by mainstream media and the public as a whole that suddenly seems to have 100% confidence in their government???? is EXTREMELY concerning. Ron

God bless Maddie and her family. For context, I'd like to know how many children have had the Pfizer vaccine without serious side effects. We shouldn't fall into the left wing tactics of using anecdotal emotional cases to distort reality to make a larger point. The fact is that vaccines have saved millions of lives and prevented millions of crippling side effects from polio, smallpox, yellow fever, mumps, measles, hepatitis, HPV . Regretfully, some of the vaccinated have suffered side effects, but the benefit greatly outweighs the risk. JedWSmith

For perspective, this "vaccine" has caused more deaths than all the other vaccines given over the last century. Maybe caution is warranted. This little child had an almost ZERO chance of any complications from the China virus. There's ZERO reason for someone who's had the China virus and recovered, having natural antibodies, to get the vaccine. The therapeutics work. They were demonized only because a sitting president, hated by the fake media, big pharma, and the DC deep state, promoted them. Dillard

Offering up your child for experiments, was it for $$$$$$$?

Remember the Canadian govt with pop up vaccination sites offering children ice cream if they got the jab, and they did it WITHOUT PARENTS CONSENT? Think about that one. The govt rolls up and opens a vaccine tent near your home, your child sees FREE ICE CREAM and goes to get free ice cream and gets injected without your knowledge. That is some real evil there. William Walker

I'm terribly sorry for the young girl, but I'm inflamed with anger that the stupid parents put not one, but THREE children through clinical trials giving them the vaccine–all the while touting the science (oh, the science!) which completely contradicts the claims that young people are in any way threatened by Covid as a demographic. This is tragic, this is moronic liberalism, and this is a direct result of the parents swilling all the false idiocy from CNN and MSNBC without questioning the actual empirical data and science. PALydia

"Trials" are done to determine outcome. The word "trial" is synonymous with the word "experiment." I.e. you are playing Russian Roulette when you enroll your child in ANY trial. That IS science. You should NEVER assume something is safe and harmless when it is still in "trial" phase .never mind these vaccines bypassed animal trials and all previous mRNA vaccines failed animal trials. My heart breaks for this child but it's criminal for any parent to subject their child to this. LiberalsRPinworms

Was waiting for the "but we still think you should vaccinate your kids too "

I find it interesting that all these cult members keep saying they're pro science. However, scientific experiments are based on hypotheses, not already known facts. Why is she upset? Her kid wanted to provide data to this experiment and did just that. Too bad she wasn't an outlier considering, if she were, she could probably still eat food on her own. Thanks for your contribution to the science folks! navi282

I am very sorry about what has happened to Maddie, but the responsibility lies with the parents who believe in the false religion of "scientism" and have opted into the con-game that vaccinations are genuine healing methodologies. As an engineer Maddie's mother should have studied logic and the philosophy of science and then discerned that the politicization of the medical field in recent years created confirmation bias, poor SPC (statistical process control), and question-begging fallacies from those who should have known better. Complicity or Ignorance -- take your pick. Matt Walters

Being pro-science means you base decisions on data. There is not yet a data set for the short and long-term risks, benefits, and side effects of this vaccine that would allow a science-based decision to take it or not. Those who are pro science wait for reliable data before considering taking an experimental vaccine that is not approved by the FDA. constitution rules

For USA children ages 5 to 18:
Population: ~57,000,000
Covid deaths: 263
Chance: < 1 in 200,000 Para Bellum

I notice a common trend among these child abuser parents .they go online to complain how their kids were maimed by the experimental mRNA, but then they always have to preface it by saying "oh but we're pro vaccine and pro science"

Well, I am anti-vaccine and I'm anti-mRNA. Have some conviction you retard. No wonder you find yourselves in the position you're in.

I sincerely feel bad for your kids. You stole their lives from them and they will never be the same and while the fallen man part of me wants to say "just deserts", the Catholic part of me prays the rosary for you and your kids every single night. solome

' .we are pro-vaccine and pro-science'

.these parents make a great case that academia does not necessarily convey common sense it can convey a buttload of chutzpah ..we know that because Washington DC is full of it excessive hubris, too and, in turn, they can make decisions that prove disastrous for the future of We the People Christina

This is a terrible tragedy for this family. I hope this beautiful young girl will eventualy recover fully. I hope her parents will recover as well.

As for her parents, however, who are obviously very intelligent, did they miss the reams and reams of scientific studies, white papers, and patent applications available to the public before they permitted their child to get this not yet approved, experimental gene therapy injection?

Did they not watch the hours and hours of video interviews and presentations by doctors, virologists, epidemiologists, etc., who warned, warned, warned us to NOT TAKE IT?

Even after big tech started censoring and scrubbing most of this information off the net and everywhere else, even before the massive pro-vax propaganda machine cranked up, millions of people informed themselves about what it really is and thus decided to not be part of the human trials.

Most of us had our flu shots and regular real vaccines as well, real vaccines are not the issue, here.

I'm really sorry to tell you this, Mom, but you either ignored the real science or you, too, were caught up in the propaganda that caused so many people to automatically reject any thing people on the other side of the debate had to say.

One more red flag when it comes to politics and propaganda: DID YOU NOT QUESTION WHY SO MANY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO TRIED TO WARN US HAD THEIR INFORMATION SCRUBBED, CENSORED, LOST THEIR JOBS, AND RECEIVED DEATH THREATS SIMPLY FOR DOING DUE DILIGENCE AND ENGAGING IN THE ALWAYS REQUIRED DEBATES AMONG MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS BEFORE APPROVING VACCINES? AND THEN WARNING THE PUBLIC BEFORE THE POLITIAL CAMPAIGN BEGAN.

This is a very, very sad day in America. It's a very, very sad day for this family.

But maybe other parents will think twice, now, before they sign their children up for potentailly horrific experiences related to the gene therapy injections. Maria

So sad. I feel sorry for the girl. But parents are volunteering much young children.
Look at this:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/3-siblings-get-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-as-part-of-global-trials-in-young-children/ar-AALjHd5 President Donald J. Trumper

"Twelve year-old Maddie was enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine clinical trial."

The complete blame belongs on the parents. The tearful mother, an electrical engineer, said she and her husband were pro-vaccine. If they were so smart, why in the hell would they enroll their CHILD in a clinical trial for a fast-tracked vaccine, especially when children are not in a high-risk group, and Covid-19 survival is 99.8 percent? I am furious with these highly educated people. THEY WERE DUMBER THAN DOORKNOBS TO SACRIFICE THAT GIRL TO THE GOVERNMENT/PHARMA COMPLEX. Libby ChickenLittle

When I was a 12 year old girl, I didn't even know what a clinical trial was. But then again, I grew up at time when kids were allowed to be just kids and not political pawns by their brainwashed parents. Sorry mom – I know comments are going to be harsh – but you deserve EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. smith. jane smith.

Q. How does a government make a pro-vaccine person turn into an anti-vaccine person?

A. Give them a vaccine that makes them sicker than they were before they got the vaccine, sicker with the very thing the vaccine was supposed to prevent.

I was told to go get a flu shot by my commander. Being a good USAF airman, I did so. I was just a kid following orders. Two days later I was in the hospital, so sick with the flu until I could not take 4 steps without getting so dizzy that I had to stop moving to keep from throwing up. And it took 5 days before I was able to walk down a hallway without getting dizzy!

That was the last time I ever had a flu shot. Or the flu.

And that was over 35 years ago.

If the vaccine is such a good idea, then why does everybody have to get it in order for it to work?

How about those who get the vaccine just leave those alone who choose not to get it?

And after what has happened to this lady's kid(s) .

Why the heck is she still PRO‐vaccine ???? 58

I blame the Fauci, Government, and the MSM for brainwashing fear amongst the masses. If you are repeatedly gaslighted about almost every issue, you begin to believe the lies. You can add schools also as they indoctrinate instead of teaching critical thinking.

[Jun 28, 2021] Coronavirus Vaccine Updates- FDA adds warning to vaccines about risk of heart inflammation

Jun 28, 2021 | www.msn.com

The US Food and Drug Administration added a warning about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis to fact sheets for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines Friday.

The warning notes that reports of adverse events following vaccination -- particularly after the second dose -- suggest increased risks of both types of heart inflammation.

Earlier this week, vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heard that the agency had received about 1,200 reports of such heart inflammation after 300 million doses of the two vaccines had been given.

[Jun 28, 2021] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients have lower antibody levels targeting the Delta variant

"Patients who had had COVID-19 within the past year and people vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer retained enough antibodies to be protected against the Indian variant, but three to six times less antibodies than against the UK variant, Schwartz said. The study shows that "this variant.. has acquired partial resistance to antibodies," Schwartz said." Pfizer jab less effective, still protects against Indian strain- study
Jun 28, 2021 | medicalxpress.com

in people who had been fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, levels of neutralising antibodies were more than five times lower against the B.1.617.2 variant when compared to the original strain, upon which current vaccines are based.

Importantly, this antibody response was even lower in people who had only received one dose. After a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, 79% of people had a quantifiable neutralising antibody response against the original strain, but this fell to 50% for B.1.1.7, 32% for B.1.617.2 and 25% for B.1.351.

While antibody levels decreased with age against all variants, no correlation was observed for sex or BMI.

[Jun 28, 2021] Fully vaccinated people have gotten the Delta COVID variant. Should we be worried-

Jun 28, 2021 | www.msn.com

More recently, there has been a Delta outbreak at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, with 16 patients and six staff infected. The majority experienced mild symptoms, though one required treatment in the intensive care unit. Of the 22, 11 had been fully vaccinated, while seven had one dose; all were given an mRNA vaccine, communications director Kerry Williamson of Alberta Health Services told Maclean's . (The province did not disclose whether the one admitted to ICU had been vaccinated.)

[Jun 28, 2021] Delta variant outbreak in Israel infecting vaccinated adults

Jun 28, 2021 | nypost.com

An outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Israel has spread to some vaccinated people -- with about half of the adults infected fully inoculated with the Pfizer shot, a health official said.

[Jun 28, 2021] Delta variant outbreak in Israel infecting vaccinated adults

The Delta variant or the B.1.617.2 was first identified in India during late 2020 and is now prevalent in more than 70 countries across the world.
Jun 28, 2021 | nypost.com

An outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Israel has spread to some vaccinated people -- with about half of the adults infected fully inoculated with the Pfizer shot, a health official said.

Ran Balicer, who heads a COVID-19 government advisory committee, said that about 90 percent of new infections in the country were likely caused by the Delta variant, a highly-contagious strain that first emerged in India, the Wall Street Journal reported .

"The entrance of the Delta variant has changed the transmission dynamics," Balicer said.

Children under the age of 16 -- the majority of whom had not received the vaccine -- were responsible for about half of the new cases, Balicer said.

But about half of adults infected in the outbreak were considered fully-vaccinated -- meaning that it had been at least two weeks since they received their final dose of the Pfizer shot, he said.

Balicer added that the so-called breakthrough cases were expected because though Pfizer is highly effective against the virus, it's not 100 percent protective.

Israelis wear protectives against COVID-19 at a shopping mall in Jerusalem on June 25, 2021.
Israelis wear protectives against COVID-19 at a shopping mall in Jerusalem on June 25, 2021.
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images

The spread of the Delta variant comes as daily cases rose to 200 on Thursday from around 10 a day for most of June, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Though the outbreak is small by global standards, it has prompted the government to reimpose indoor mask mandates, the newspaper reported.

Health officials in the US have warned that the Delta variant will soon become the dominate strain of COVID-19.

But evidence has shown that the vaccine will prevent severe cases of the bug, as well as hospitalizations.

[Jun 28, 2021] Experts "extremely worried" about Delta variant, by BETH MOLE

Jun 15, 2021 | arstechnica.com

"Right now, in the United States, [Delta accounts for] about 10 percent of infections. It's doubling every two weeks," Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Sunday on Face the Nation . "So it's probably going to become the dominant strain here in the United States. That doesn't mean that we're going to see a sharp uptick in infections, but it does mean that this is going to take over. And I think the risk is really to the fall -- that this could spike a new epidemic heading into the fall."

Adding to the worry is new data that suggests Delta may also cause more severe disease -- in addition to spreading to more people. Early findings out of Scotland suggest infections with the Delta variant were associated with nearly double the risk of infected persons ending up hospitalized compared to infections with the Alpha variant. The data was published Monday as Correspondence in the Lancet . Experts say they'll need more data to confirm that risk.

The bright side

The good news in all of this is that being fully vaccinated appears to protect against Delta. At the end of May, researchers at Public Health England posted data (which had not been peer-reviewed) indicating that two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 88 percent effective at preventing a symptomatic infection with the Delta variant . Meanwhile, the data said, two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were 60 percent effective. (Notably, just one shot of either vaccine was not protective, offering only 33 percent efficacy against symptomatic Delta infections. Experts emphasized the importance of not skipping the second dose.)

Data out of Scotland Monday likewise suggested that two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 79 percent effective against the Delta variant, while two doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were again 60 percent effective.

Also on Monday, PHE released another analysis (also not peer-reviewed) that finds that two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 96 percent effective against hospitalization and two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were 92 percent effective against hospitalization.

"So we have the tools to control this and defeat it," Gottlieb noted.

Looming risk

But experts are still concerned. The pace of vaccination has slowed significantly in the US, and many states -- particularly in the South -- are far behind the goal of getting 70 percent of adults at least one vaccine. Pockets of low vaccination are fueling fears among experts, including Gottlieb, that cases could once again spike as Delta continues its spread.

Peter Hotez, director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, echoed that concern Tuesday. He told CNN that he is " extremely worried " about the Delta variant. He emphasized that right now is "crunch time" to get fully vaccinated -- which takes five to six weeks -- before Delta spreads further.

In a press briefing last week, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci made a similar plea, pointing to the rapid spread of the Delta variant in the UK. " We cannot let that happen in the United States ," he said. This "is such a powerful argument... to get vaccinated."

[Jun 26, 2021] Israel which used Pfizer vaccine says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people, who represent as many as 50% of new cases; but they're less severe

This is a fiasco for Fauci "herd immunity" campaign and the US goverment official strategy -- full, if necessary compulsive, vaccination of population with the first generation of vaccines. It means that people vaccinated with the the first generation vaccines can become infected with Delta variant and spread the virus much like unvaccinated people.
Jun 26, 2021 | www.businessinsider.in

An Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 6. Sebastian Scheiner/AP As many as half of new COVID-19 cases in Israel are vaccinated people, a health official suggested. The Delta variant, not as easily beaten by vaccines as other variants, is driving Israel's surge. The figure is likely an estimate, as the health ministry is still analyzing the cases. As Israel faces a surge in cases driven by the Delta variant, its health officials suggested that as many as half of new cases were among people who'd been vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated people who've come into contact with the Delta variant have no immunity and have to quarantine, Chezy Levy, the director-general of Israel's health ministry, said on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. Levy told the state broadcaster Kan Bet that about 40% to 50% of new cases appeared to be people who had been vaccinated, Haaretz reported.

He did not appear to specify a time frame for the new cases. The figure is likely an estimate, as the ministry is still analyzing the cases. On Monday, Levy said that a third of the new daily cases were people who had been vaccinated.

[Jun 26, 2021] 26 fully vaccinated people have died from Delta variant

Highly recommended!
This is a fiasco for Fauci "herd immunity" campaign. It means that vaccinated people can become infected and spread the virus much like unvaccinated people.
Jun 26, 2021 | news.yahoo.com

Cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus have almost doubled in a week with 73 people now confirmed to have died after testing positive for the variant, 26 of whom had had both vaccine doses.

Public Health England (PHE) said that as of Monday, the UK has seen 75,953 confirmed cases of the Delta variant first identified in India, up 33,630 - or 79% - from the previous week.

While just 26 people died more than two weeks after their second COVID-19 vaccine dose from the Delta variant, more than 30.6 million in the UK have had both jabs, according to the latest government figures .

PHE said a total of 806 people in England have been admitted to hospital with the Delta variant as of 14 June, a rise of 423 on the previous week.

[Jun 26, 2021] GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Under Fire for Holding Event on Adverse Reactions to COVID Vaccines by Natalie Colarossi

So we have real problems with vaccines as Delta mutation puts the end of Fauci and company fake dream about herd immunity -- it infects vaccinated people, but we can't discuss that the US medical establishment is corrupt, in bed with Big Pharma and failed us.
This "medical bolshevism" should better be stopped.
Notable quotes:
"... Johnson said Sheryl Ruettgers will detail "severe neurological reactions that still inhibit her ability to live a normal life, including muscle pain, numbness, weakness and paresthesia" that she experienced after getting the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. ..."
Jun 26, 2021 | www.msn.com

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson announced plans to hold a news conference to discuss adverse reactions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, drawing backlash from health care experts who view the move as "dangerous" and a way to promote misinformation.

© Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is facing backlash after he announced plans to hold a news conference to discuss the negative effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here, Johnson listens during a hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC.

In a statement Friday, Johnson said he plans to give a platform to six people from across the country who claim to have had negative health reactions after receiving the coronavirus jab. Johnson said the conference will take place Monday to allow the individuals to tell their stories and discuss issues that have been "repeatedly ignored" by the medical community, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Republican senator, who has been a vocal critic of vaccine mandates and has previously advocated for alternative and unproven drug treatments to COVID-19, faced immediate backlash from critics who feel the event will be a platform for spreading misinformation about the safety of vaccines.

Dr. Jeff Huebner, a doctor in Madison, Wisconsin, said that Johnson was "promoting dangerous and unfounded claims" about the vaccine that contradict medical research and analysis.

"As a member of the Wisconsin medical community I'm gravely concerned about the impact his event and remarks will have on our ability to return to normal and protect Wisconsinites from COVID-19.," Huebner said in a statement, the Journal Sentinel reported .

Joanna Bisgrove, a Wisconsin primary care doctor, told FOX6 that Johnson's statements and event are "putting people at risk and already hurting people."

Tony Evers, the state's Democratic governor, added Friday that Johnson was being "reckless and irresponsible" and said the event was "jeopardizing the health and safety" of the state's vaccine rollout and economic recovery.

.@SenRonJohnson, you're being reckless and irresponsible. The #COVID19 vaccine is safe and effective and based on years of science and research. Every time you suggest otherwise, you're jeopardizing the health and safety of the people of our state and our economic recovery.

-- Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) June 25, 2021

In defense, Johnson said Friday that he is "just asking questions" and isn't against the vaccine.

"We're all supporters of vaccines. As I've repeatedly said, I'm glad that hundreds of millions of Americans have been vaccinated, but I don't think authorities can ignore and censor some of the issues," Johnson said in a tweet responding to Evers. "On Monday, we'll bring light to stories that deserve to be seen, heard & believed."

Monday's event in Milwaukee will include statements from former Green Bay Packers player Ken Ruettgers and his wife, Sheryl.

Johnson said Sheryl Ruettgers will detail "severe neurological reactions that still inhibit her ability to live a normal life, including muscle pain, numbness, weakness and paresthesia" that she experienced after getting the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month.

Additional testimonies will be heard from individuals from Ohio, Missouri, Utah, Michigan and Tennessee.

The medical community has long stressed that the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the risks of possible side effects. Earlier this week, top U.S. health officials, medical agencies, laboratory and hospital associations issued a statement reiterating the benefits by stating that getting vaccinated is the "best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community, and to return to a more normal lifestyle safely and quickly."

Newsweek contacted Johnson for additional comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.

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[Jun 26, 2021] How the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Works - The New York Times

Jun 25, 2021 | www.nytimes.com

How the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Works

By Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer Updated May 7, 2021 Leer en español

The German company BioNTech partnered with Pfizer to develop and test a coronavirus vaccine known as BNT162b2 , the generic name tozinameran or the brand name Comirnaty . A clinical trial demonstrated that the vaccine has an efficacy rate of over 90 percent in preventing Covid-19.

Producing a batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine currently takes 60 days.

A Piece of the Coronavirus

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is studded with proteins that it uses to enter human cells. These so-called spike proteins make a tempting target for potential vaccines and treatments .

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Like the Moderna vaccine , the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is based on the virus's genetic instructions for building the spike protein.

mRNA Inside an Oily Shell

The vaccine uses messenger RNA, genetic material that our cells read to make proteins. The molecule" called mRNA for short "" is fragile and would be chopped to pieces by our natural enzymes if it were injected directly into the body. To protect their vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech wrap the mRNA in oily bubbles made of lipid nanoparticles.

Lipid nanoparticles

surrounding mRNA

Because of their fragility, the mRNA molecules will quickly fall apart at room temperature. Pfizer is building special containers with dry ice, thermal sensors and GPS trackers to ensure the vaccines can be transported at ""94°F (""70°C) to stay viable.

Entering a Cell

After injection, the vaccine particles bump into cells and fuse to them, releasing mRNA. The cell's molecules read its sequence and build spike proteins. The mRNA from the vaccine is eventually destroyed by the cell, leaving no permanent trace.

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Some of the spike proteins form spikes that migrate to the surface of the cell and stick out their tips. The vaccinated cells also break up some of the proteins into fragments, which they present on their surface. These protruding spikes and spike protein fragments can then be recognized by the immune system.

Spotting the Intruder

When a vaccinated cell dies, the debris will contain many spike proteins and protein fragments, which can then be taken up by a type of immune cell called an antigen-presenting cell.

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The cell presents fragments of the spike protein on its surface. When other cells called helper T cells detect these fragments, the helper T cells can raise the alarm and help marshal other immune cells to fight the infection.

Making Antibodies

Other immune cells, called B cells, may bump into the coronavirus spikes on the surface of vaccinated cells, or free-floating spike protein fragments. A few of the B cells may be able to lock onto the spike proteins. If these B cells are then activated by helper T cells, they will start to proliferate and pour out antibodies that target the spike protein.

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The antibodies can latch onto coronavirus spikes, mark the virus for destruction and prevent infection by blocking the spikes from attaching to other cells.

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The antigen-presenting cells can also activate another type of immune cell called a killer T cell to seek out and destroy any coronavirus-infected cells that display the spike protein fragments on their surfaces.

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two injections, given 21 days apart, to prime the immune system well enough to fight off the coronavirus. But because the vaccine is so new, researchers don't know how long its protection might last.

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A preliminary study found that the vaccine seems to offer strong protection about 10 days after the first dose , compared with people taking a placebo:

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It's possible that in the months after vaccination, the number of antibodies and killer T cells will drop. But the immune system also contains special cells called memory B cells and memory T cells that might retain information about the coronavirus for years or even decades.

For more about the vaccine, see Pfizer's Covid Vaccine: 11 Things You Need to Know .

Preparation and Injection

Each vial of the vaccine contains 5 doses of 0.3 milliliters. The vaccine must be thawed before injection and diluted with saline. After dilution the vial must be used within six hours.

A diluted vial of the vaccine at Royal Free Hospital in London. Jack Hill/Agence France-Presse Vaccine Timeline

January, 2020 BioNTech begins work on a vaccine after Dr. Ugur Sahin, one of the company's founders, becomes convinced that the coronavirus will spread from China into a pandemic.

Dr. Ugur Sahin of BioNTech. BioNTech

March BioNTech and Pfizer agree to collaborate.

May The companies launch a Phase 1/2 trial on two versions of a mRNA vaccine. One version, known as BNT162b2, had fewer side effects.

The first trial participant being vaccinated in Germany. BioNTech

July 22 The Trump administration awards a $1.9 billion contract for 100 million doses to be delivered by December, with an option to acquire 500 million more doses, if the vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

July 27 The companies launch a Phase 2/3 trial with 30,000 volunteers in the United States and other countries, including Argentina, Brazil and Germany.

Sept. 12 Pfizer and BioNTech announce they will seek to expand their U.S. trial to 44,000 participants.

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Pool photo by Andy Stenning

Nov. 9 Preliminary data indicates the Pfizer vaccine is over 90 percent effective , with no serious side effects. The final data from the trial shows the efficacy rate is 95 percent.

Nov. 20 Pfizer requests an emergency use authorization from the F.D.A.

Dec. 2 Britain gives emergency authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine, becoming the first Western country to give such an approval to a coronavirus vaccine.

Dec. 8 William Shakespeare , age 81, is among the first people to receive a shot of the vaccine in Britain, on the first day of vaccinations for at-risk health care workers and people over 80.

Dec. 9 Canada authorizes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Dec. 10 Saudi Arabia approves the vaccine.

Dec. 11 The F.D.A. grants Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine the first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. Mexico also approves the vaccine for emergency use.

Dec. 14 Vaccination begins in the United States.

Dec. 21 The European Union authorizes the vaccine.

Dec. 31 Pfizer expects to produce up to 50 million doses by the end of the year, and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021. Each vaccinated person will require two doses.

January, 2021 Scientists grow concerned about the emergence of fast-spreading variants that might be able to evade antibodies. Tests on a variant called P.1 , first identified in Brazil, show that Comirnaty will likely work against it as well . However, researchers find that antibodies produced by Comirnaty are somewhat less effective against another variant called B.1.351 , first identified in South Africa.

Feb. 15 Pfizer and BioNTech register a trial specifically for pregnant women.

Feb. 26 The companies announce a study to develop a B.1.351-specific booster.

April 16 Pfizer says their vaccine may require a third dose within a year of the initial inoculation, followed by annual vaccinations.

April 20 Some vaccinated people are professing loyalty to the brand they happened to have received.

April 25 Nearly 8 percent of Americans who got initial Pfizer or Moderna shots have missed their second doses .

April 28 Pfizer has delivered more than 150 million doses of the vaccine to the United States, and expects to double that number by mid-July.

May 7 Pfizer and BioNTech apply for full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Sources: National Center for Biotechnology Information; Nature; Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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[Jun 26, 2021] WHO official suggested that there will be mutations of the Indian variant which would evade the protection offered by current vaccines, making vaccination "do good" gesture with significant health risks.

In the USA Indian mutation probably will be dominant in a month or two.
Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The comments were made on Sky News by Special Envoy on Covid for the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr David Nabarro.

Nabarro suggested that there would be a long list of mutations of the Indian variant which would in some cases evade the protection offered by vaccines.

"We will go from Delta to Lambda and then on to the other Greek letters, that's inevitable, and some of these variants will be troublesome," he said.

"I'm basically saying variants are going to go on coming. That's part of life, we need to pick them up fast, we need to move quickly if we see them in a certain location, we need to build the management of variants into what we call our Covid-ready strategy, which is going to be the pattern for the foreseeable future," he added.

According to Nabarro, mask mandates and social distancing need to remain in place for the foreseeable future "as part of our defence" against COVID , particularly in regions which have high infection rates.

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Roacheforque 2 hours ago

[For those who already had Covid-19] the variants are a nothing burger according to Dr. Yeadon, who is censored and cancelled , just like ivermectin and HCQ.

Crimes against humanity.

trailer park boys 1 hour ago

I was going to bring up Dr. Mike Yeadon also. As the former VP and respiratory research head globally for Pfizer, he has the knowledge to call Bullshiit! on this variant crap. He was on The Highwire a week or so ago and it is the best hour and a half to clue you in on the Covid scam that you'll ever see. https://thehighwire.com/videos/pfizer-vp-the-thing-to-be-terrified-of-is-your-government/

BLOTTO 1 hour ago

' the idea of mutations of SARS-CoV-2 is based only on an interpretation of the fact that all DNA is constantly changing. Or more generally formulated, the idea of the virus mutation arises only because one still works with completely outdated, long since disproved scientific hypotheses.
With this obsolete approach, new mutations of SARS-CoV-2 can be found/invented for all eternity. This can quickly become a catastrophic self-perpetuating vicious circle, and it appears that many scientists have already fallen into this.'

https://projekt-immanuel.de/en/entry-the-virus-mutation/

keeper20 19 seconds ago

Confidential Documents reveal Moderna sent mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate to University Researchers weeks before emergence of Covid-19

https://truth11.com/2021/06/22/confidential-documents-reveal-moderna-sent-mrna-coronavirus-vaccine-candidate-to-university-researchers-weeks-before-emergence-of-covid-19/

Confidential Documents reveal Moderna sent mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate to University Researchers weeks before emergence of Covid-19

Tap News / Weaver

U.S. Gov't Sent "mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates" to University Researchers WEEKS BEFORE "COVID" Outbreak in China

Virgil Krenshaw PREMIUM 2 hours ago remove link

AKA the plan from the beginning.

Permanent lockdown is one way to keep the people from rising up. Or it might cause them to rise up. Flip a coin, oligarchs. You feel lucky?

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 2 hours ago

The twisted part is the dumb people that are followers are the ones getting vaxxed and wearing a mask. Both of which have serious health implications. Oh well. Not my problem if the dumb ones, as usual, win the Darwin Award.

williambanzai7 PREMIUM 2 hours ago

Your papers please

Rectify77 PREMIUM 2 hours ago

Total mind control. Fear only works until people realize that the bogeyvirus isn't really dangerous to the 99.8%. Wake up people!

pods 1 hour ago remove link

This guy [who advocates social distancing] needs to be ventilated. You know how many people will die from lack of socialization? More than from the boogeyman virus.

These psychopaths need to be removed from society. We've lived and died for a long time with communicable diseases. We aren't going dystopia cyborg life now.

Nope, "2 ropes to stretch his neck".

hegger 2 hours ago (Edited)

The WHO lost its scientific relevance and whatever psychological authority it had left when it changed its version of "herd immunity" such that herd immunity could now only be possible through vaccines. (I'm too lazy to provide a link, but look it up; it happened.)

The WHO and its scientists have betrayed the light of logos for the short-term dopamine hits provided by power and money. They are quite literally a net negative to the human species and, hopefully, history will prepare an appropriately excruciating conclusion of their miserable lives.

GeezerGeek 1 hour ago

I suspect that the narrowly targeted mRNA jabs do a really poor job of developing herd immunity. They only potentially address one of the many ways -> our immune systems normally work. Or so I've read.

But what do I know? I'm not a doctor and it's been decades since I last "played doctor" with anyone.

SuperareDolo 2 hours ago (Edited)

SARS is only 80% identical to Covid, versus 99.99% identical for these stupid variants. Survivors of SARS have robust T-cell immunity today, including against Covid, 17 years after having the disease. Antibodies don't do the heavy lifting against viruses, and surface antigens like spike protein are often not the principal immune targets. So useless vaccines might indeed allow endless variants to spread. But all those people who've had the virus now have the gold standard of immunity, and don't need to give another thought to it.

KittyAW 2 hours ago remove link

The Earth is inundated w/ viruses, bacteria, fungi & other microorganisms. They are everywhere; the air, soil, oceans - THIS is the environment in which humans evolved. Those whose immune systems were inadequate early on, died early on; those whose immune systems degenerated died later.

In the more recent centuries sanitation & improved diets have enabled very many to overcome infections who would have died in centuries past. Far more recently tho, many ppl have ruined their immune systems via life-style practices, among them poor eating habits leading to obesity. Those who have kept themselves truly healthy - or regained good health - which always includes a strong immune system, should not be penalized (nor penalized themselves) bc of the many who have let themselves become immune-wise dysfunctional.

These new "variants" are not much different from the original & the prevention measures of serious illness are the same. But this WHO "Special Envoy on Covid" is NOT going to say that. The financial backing from the likes of Bill Gates is all promulgated on Pushing "Vaccines", even tho they will have little to no diminishing effect on anything but general health over the next few years as data is likely to show..... But a diminished population is exactly what certain parties want.

trailer park boys 2 hours ago

Dr. Mike Yeadon has given the most insightful explanation of all the nefarious goings on this past year plus. As the former VP and respiratory research head globally for Pfizer, he has the knowledge to call Bullshiit! on this variant crap. He was on The Highwire a week or so ago and it is the best hour and a half to clue you in on the Covid scam that you'll ever see. https://thehighwire.com/videos/pfizer-vp-the-thing-to-be-terrified-of-is-your-government/

YouThePeople 2 hours ago

The WHO...We Won't Get Fooled Again!

Able Ape 2 hours ago (Edited)

I think he's a moron... Him and that midget Fauci make quite a pathetic pair...

Schroedingers Cat 2 hours ago

He's not stupid. He either brainwashed, blackmailed or in all likelihood a greedy genocidal psychopath who puts his career and income before the future of the entire human race..

WeNamedTheDogIndiana 1 hour ago

mask mandates and social distancing need to remain in place for the foreseeable future "as part of our defence" against COVID

Just like getting groped at airports by TSA goons, warrantless surveillance, warrant applications approved almost 100% of the time by a shadowy court, and renewal of the Patriot Act....all for our safety. Sure.

liberty2day 2 hours ago

the only ugly face that needs a muzzle is faoxi's

dockw 2 hours ago

Could you reference some studies, like in scientific, that demonstrate Masks are effective in blocking the Covid? -- which virons are smaller than the material in a mask I didn't think so.
Here's the Danish study done last year which shows they don't make a difference https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

hoytmonger 1 hour ago

Here's an article written by Yeadon...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8899053/DR-MIKE-YEADON-Three-facts-No-10s-experts-got-wrong.html

Max21c 50 minutes ago remove link

According to Nabarro, mask mandates and social distancing need to remain in place for the foreseeable future "as part of our defence" against COVID , particularly in regions which have high infection rates.

Social distancing seems rather silly. If a person remains the required distance away from another person this does not mean they may not be breathing the same air. The air does not abide by social distancing. Air moves. People move. If people move through contaminated air yet keep the proper social distancing space with other persons yet people are still passing through contaminated air. Even if there is no one around and a person is perfectly social distanced from the entire human race thus they can still be breathing in contaminated air that was previously contaminated by an infected person even a few moments before. I just don't get the whole folly of social distancing thing.

Further, it's a talking virus that is spread by talking. So if one is perfectly socially distanced from another and yet talking or one is talking on their cell and the other not talking... well it still comes down to masks and contaminated air.

People should generally tend to wear masks when venturing out especially as to high pedestrian traffic areas or high traffic sites such as big box stores or grocers or even neighborhood small stores that receive a lot or constant foot traffic/patronage.

[Jun 26, 2021] Are existing COVID-19 vaccines already statistically less safe the vaccines against other epidemic diseases

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The shots are "safe and effective," the propagandists proclaim.

That's absolutely true. Until some woefully ignorant, or psychopathic imitation of a human being injects them into someone.

Anyone with two or more brain cells that get along, and has paid the slightest attention knows that those under 20 are virtually immune to the virus, and those under 40 are no more at risk than they are from the common cold, and those under 60 with no other serious co-morbidity are only at slight risk. There is no logical reason to vaccinate ANYONE under 20. Very little reason regarding those 20-40, and choose your poison if you are 40-whatever. At 67 I've chosen to take my chances without participating in a medical experiment.

Regarding safety, they are the most dangerous vaccine ever produced, much less deployed, even by the woefully inadequate results of under reporting to VAERS. By those results, the COVID vaccines have already killed about 6,000 Americans. More than all other vaccines combined for the last 10-30 years, and the year is only half over. Some of those other vaccines were pulled from the market because of as few as 50 deaths. Why do the COVID vaccines get a pass for 6,000? And that's just deaths. There are abundant other side effects, including mounting evidence of mental disability, and definite reproductive damage.

[Jun 26, 2021] VAERS data

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

boyplunger7777 13 hours ago remove link

VAERS data: "5,888 deaths", "19,597 hospitalizations", "43,891 urgent care", "58,800 office visits", "1,459 anaphylaxis", "1,737 Bell's palsy", "2,190 heart attacks" and "652 miscarriages". CDC says data is "unreliable". You choose who to believe.

WarrenLiz 16 hours ago

Over 15,472 dead from Jab in 27 EU countries, about half of Europe's 50 countries.

The EudraVigilance database reports that through June 19, 2021 there are 15,472 deaths and 1,509,266 injuries reported following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:

From the total of injuries recorded, half of them (753,657) are serious injuries.

ALL UNNECESSARY...

https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/15472-dead-1-5-million-injured-50-serious-reported-in-european-unions-database-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-covid-19-shots/

Globalist Overlord 14 hours ago remove link

So between the EU and US there are a confirmed MINIMUM of 21,000 MURDERED by BigPharma and their highly-paid apparatchiks like Fauci and Walensky.

And the public does nothing.

pods 16 hours ago

Graphing VAERS numbers alongside the shot numbers should show abnormalities.

They probably saw the numbers and put the brakes on putting them in the database. So a slope change will be seen in the VAERS data.

They run it so they can do what they want. Public can submit a case, but that doesn't mean it goes into the database. Crooks.

pmc 17 hours ago (Edited)

Tucker Carlson: How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine?

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-how-many-americans-have-died-after-taking-the-covid-vaccine

The answer to Carlson's question is because.. it's a money grabbing death cult!.

Natural immun system is destroyed... just wait till next flu season or the next virus they relase and see what death numbers we see!

racing_flowers 17 hours ago

Isn't it curious that the 3 big pharma Corps (think Vacc pushers) and the big 2 MSM Corps are BOTH controlled by Blackrock Partners Hedge Fund...

Nona Yobiznes 18 hours ago remove link

Them going after the children makes me deeply suspicious. Nobody under 50, unless they're made of blubber, dies from this. In 2020, there was practically zero excess death for people younger than 70 years old in Sweden. These are their official statistics. For the vast majority of people it's basically a flu you get for a couple days and you're over it. What the **** is all this about? If the vaccine is only really good for preventing hospitalizations, and doesn't stop you from spreading or from catching variants, what in the hell are we giving kids vaccines when they are more likely to die from the regular flu? It's freaky, and it stinks.

[Jun 26, 2021] WHO Stealth Edits Page Warning Against Vaccinating Children

Jun 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Having been caught delivering some fact-base 'science' that does not jibe with the establishment's message that all kids should be jabbed immediately, The WHO has rapidly 'adjusted' its science-based recommendations for whether children should get vaccinated... or not...

Gone is the big headline - "Children should not be vaccinated for the moment."

The new guidance is as follows: (emphasis ours... in case you are confused by their guidance)

Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults, so unless they are part of a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers.

More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.

WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) has concluded that the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above. Children aged between 12 and 15 who are at high risk may be offered this vaccine alongside other priority groups for vaccination.

Vaccine trials for children are ongoing and WHO will update its recommendations when the evidence or epidemiological situation warrants a change in policy.

So to clarify... children aren't really at risk of this virus so no hurry on the jab... more evidence is needed on its usefulness in kids... oh but the Pfizer vax is suitable?

So is there evidence or not? Is the vaccine worthwhile for kids? If you have to ask, you aren't following the science.

Here's the new page ( source )

h/t @AlexBerenson

Color us not entirely surprised at this farce... but one thing we are sure of, this will simply be dismissed as a coincidence and WHO had planned on adjusting its guidance the whole time (it was just waiting to get caught in a disagreement with Fauci and friends).

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As The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity's Adam Dick noted yesterday, in America, national, state, and local governments are pulling out all the stops to advance giving experimental coronavirus shots to children down to the age of 12.

Up next, babies and children up to age 11.

The shots are "safe and effective," the propagandists proclaim.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has a different approach. The WHO says do not vaccinate children, at least not yet.

At its website, the WHO offers this advice regarding giving experimental coronavirus vaccines, some of which are not even vaccines under the normal meaning of the term, to children:

Children should not be vaccinated for the moment. There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.

However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.

Choose accordingly.


Kugelhagel 18 hours ago

Conspiracy theorist = heretic ... they couldn't use that word anymore, because everyone would understand that this is about silencing the truth.

Ride_the_kali_yuga 17 hours ago

Nice analogy.

JimmyJones 17 hours ago remove link

Yep, women with their periods messed up, their babies allergic to their breast milk, young people with heart inflammation, people having partial paralyzed limbs. I know there's more.

We don't even know what 6-12 months has in-store or 1-2 years.

Alice-the-dog 13 hours ago

I'm always on the look out for new conspiracy theories, because my old ones all turned out to be accurate.

It was a brilliant psyop by the CIA to invent the term to cover up the murder of JFK. But if one takes a cursory look at it, how is a conspiracy ever to be exposed without a theory that there is one? If every time someone proposes a theory regarding this or that possible conspiracy, they are swept into the kook dust bin, how will any conspiracy ever be exposed? Hence they aren't, unless iron clad evidence of their existence is encompassed by the theory.

WarrenLiz 15 hours ago

Over 15,472 dead from Jab in 27 EU countries, about half of Europe's 50 countries.

The EudraVigilance database reports that through June 19, 2021 there are 15,472 deaths and 1,509,266 injuries reported following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:

From the total of injuries recorded, half of them (753,657) are serious injuries.

ALL UNNECESSARY...

https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/15472-dead-1-5-million-injured-50-serious-reported-in-european-unions-database-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-covid-19-shots/

skizex 13 hours ago remove link

and this on KOMO this morning:

https://komonews.com/news/local/cdc-young-people-least-likely-to-get-vaccinated-allowing-covid-to-spread

Nona Yobiznes 17 hours ago (Edited)

...Too many people are stuck in normalcy bias and are too trusting of the modern elite class. You don't have to look back very far to see the unspeakable atrocities powerful people are willing and able to commit.

Ride_the_kali_yuga 17 hours ago (Edited) remove link

My guess was depopulation due to lower EROIE on petroleum. Deathcross of the fossil energy (oil) available was near to us, maybe we already are behind peak oil. Eolians, solar panels and EV are an energical leftist joke and will never be an alternative to nuclear/ charchoal power plants and thermic motors.

I was thinking about it for quite some time. Why all this Covidian Cult was necessary for? What does it produce? Lockdowns was a main response worldwide.

Was it usefull? absolutely not. No more planes in the sky, economic slowdown, a lot less of enegy used . I guess this sanitary madness was all about cheap energy we can get from oil. The human population exploded due to the industrial revolution, the machines, their capacities and -in fine- oil made it possible. If you do not have enough cheap oil and the EROIE is way to high, then the industrial technology we live in can no longer be.

The Covidian Cult produced what an energy crisis would have made...

The_Dude 16 hours ago

Evil is narcissism run amok...

Rose Marie PREMIUM 15 hours ago

Intelligence without wisdom. Always looking at what, how, when, where, but no interest in asking why. Running thought processes without examining the meaning.

uncle_duke 18 hours ago remove link

An age of unlimited information, and a population too dumb and lazy to do anything with it. Reality has become Pythonian.

DAVOS-19 14 hours ago

Not so fast. Remember, they lie, probably also about history.

Now Voyager 14 hours ago

What happens when you stop natural selection and substitute unnatural selection.

Ride_the_kali_yuga 13 hours ago

Yeah, the gene pool is over crowded with genetics defects. See diabetics, i mean "genetical" ones since a young age. Insuline was a great discovery, it saves a lot of people at some point. Then without the natural selection they had kids of their own and has a consequence they spread their genetic defect in the gene pool. Sometimes great inventions make unintended results.

Diseases are a way for nature to get rid of the olders and the weak. It is not moral, there is no justice in this, this is just the way nature works. Human tried damn hard to break nature's law, the thing is, there is consequences playing god.

[Jun 26, 2021] New virus mutations spread within the USA. Efficiency of the first generation of vaccines is in question as this is not the first and not the last mutation

Jun 22, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

"Delta is driving surges around the world, and I suspect it's going to be the same here," said William Lee, the vice president of science at Helix. Delta is growing more than twice as fast as gamma, the variant first seen in Brazil, in undervaccinated communities.

Meanwhile, the gamma variant, which appears better at evading vaccines, was found to be more prevalent in counties with higher inoculation rates.

[Jun 26, 2021] COVID-19- Pfizer jab recipients have lower antibodies targeting Indian variant, study suggests

Jun 04, 2021 | news.sky.com

People who have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have fewer antibodies targeting the Indian COVID-19 variant compared to other strains, new data suggests.

Levels of these antibodies are lower with increasing age and decline over time, the analysis of blood samples from 250 healthy people also suggests.

This provides even more evidence in support for vaccine boosters for the vulnerable come autumn, researchers believe.

The data, from the Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, also supports current plans to reduce the dose gap between the jabs.

It found that after just one dose of the Pfizer jab, recipients were less likely to develop antibody levels against the Indian variant, also known as Delta, as high as those seen against the UK variant, now known as Alpha.

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But scientists say antibody levels alone do not predict vaccine effectiveness and prospective studies are also needed.

[Jun 26, 2021] Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will still work against B.1.617 and South Africa B.1.351. but oftter mostly protection from virus pneumonia illness, while losing the ability to stop mild infections

Jun 25, 2021 | www.npr.org

...researchers at Emory University performed similar studies with antibodies taken from 15 people who have been vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna shots. In these studies, the antibodies could still neutralize the B.1.617 variant, but the potency of the antibodies dropped by about sevenfold on average, the authors reported .

"Despite this reduction, all vaccine blood samples ... still maintained the ability to block the B.1.617 variant," said immunologist Mehul Suthar at Emory, who led the study.

Together the data suggests the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will still work well against B.1.617, just as they do for the variant from South Africa, known as B.1.351. In both cases, the shots will likely offer high protection from death and severe illness, but they may lose some ability to stop mild or asymptomatic infections.

[Jun 26, 2021] CDC has found a "likely association" between a handful of cases of heart inflammation and the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Jun 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

European health authorities have more or less confirmed that adenovirus-vector vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and J&J can, in rare instances, cause potentially deadly cerebral brain clots in patients with low blood-platelet counts. These findings, which were hinted at during the late-stage trials for the AstraZeneca vaccine (which saw its US trials halted for a month over safety issues) have led to some European governments imposing restrictions on the vaccines.

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The FT reports that the CDC has found a "likely association" between a handful of cases of heart inflammation and the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The reactions were documented in adolescent patients, which might explain the delay in detection since teenagers have only just become eligible.

There were 323 confirmed cases among people who received the vaccine of certain types of heart inflammation in the US up to June 11, with 309 people requiring hospital treatment. Nearly 80% of the people with confirmed cases have fully recovered, according to the CDC's Vaccine Safety Technical Work Group.

The cases have prompted the agency to start monitoring for new instances of myocarditis and pericarditis, two different types of heart inflammation, to see if any new cases or potential links emerge. The demographic group that's most vulnerable so far appears to be men under the age of 30 (by contrast, the rare side effect for the AstraZeneca jabs mostly impacted young women). Right now, the cases of heart inflammation have occurred at a rate of 4.4 per million vaccine doses after the first dose, then rising to 12.6 per million after the second dose, which is still exceedingly rare.

If an adolescent patient experiences heart inflammation after their first dose, the CDC recommends deferring the second dose.

"This is an extremely rare side-effect, and only an exceedingly small number of people will experience it after vaccination," doctors from the US health department, CDC and others said in a statement following the meeting. "Most cases are mild, and individuals recover often on their own or with minimal treatment. In addition, we know that myocarditis and pericarditis are much more common if you get Covid-19 , and the risks to the heart from Covid-19 infection can be more severe," they added.

In the US and Israel, high vaccination rates have prompted authorities to start vaccinating younger and younger patients, with Israel now vaccinating patients as young as 12 . Anyone who objects is quickly reminded of the threat of "variants" like the mutant strain "Delta". Meanwhile, the developing world is still woefully undersupplied, leaving even the most vulnerable patients without access.


Stinkbug 1 20 hours ago remove link

He's not being judgmental, just stating the facts as he sees them.

The young men who submit to the shot are cannon fodder for big Pharma. The young men who went to war for causes that turned out out be lies were also cannon fodder. Part of the tragedy is that their anger cannot be channeled into healthy change since they are either disabled or no longer with us.

If you were forced to take this shot, focus your anger on the system, not those who point out the corruption.

ohm 16 hours ago remove link

Who is being forced to take the shots? Unless they have people holding you down or a gun at your head, you are not forced.

You are being forced in certain countries like Indonesia and the Philippines. In the rest of the world your are being coerced. Either way, it is a violation of the Nuremberg code. Libtards, Fauci, Collins and the rest of the public health authorities prove again that Mengele was just ahead of his time.

[Jun 26, 2021] Covid boosters in the fall- Here's what you should know

WHO's Swaminathan said that scientists still needed more data on the variant, including its impact on the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines. How many are getting infected and of those how many are getting hospitalized and seriously ill?
Jun 25, 2021 | www.cnbc.com

Some countries, like the U.S. and U.K., have already signaled that they could roll out Covid-19 booster shots within a year . Now, pressure is building on governments to mobilize booster shot programs" no easy task given the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, vaccines and variants.

However, concrete plans for Covid-19 booster shots are lacking. Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, last month said it was, "just something we're gonna have to figure out as we go."

As talk of booster shots grow, here's what we know so far: What?

First of all, there are question marks over whether we actually need a third dose of any Covid-19 vaccine given that we don't know how long immunity currently lasts.

In the U.S. and U.K. the shots being used are those from Pfizer - BioNTech , Moderna and Johnson & Johnson , with the U.K. also relying heavily on the AstraZeneca -Oxford University vaccine.

WATCH NOW VIDEO 01:22 Dr. Scott Gottlieb on whether people will need Covid booster shots

There are also unknowns regarding whether people should get a booster shot that's the same as the vaccines they originally had. And also whether the shots need to be tweaked to deal with variants, much like the flu vaccine, or whether they can remain as they are.

[Jun 26, 2021] Pfizer Vaccine Provides Less Protection Against Variant From India, Study Shows

This report claims that people who had been fully vaccinated with two Pfizer doses had antibodies that were 6 times lower against the B.1.617.2 variant (aka Indian variant, aka Delta variant). Other reports claim that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine provided about 88% protection. Analysis from Public Health England released last week showed that two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalization from the delta variant.
This is the most transmissible of all the variants that we've seen. But now a mutation of that variant has emerged, called "delta plus," which could potentially be more transmissible. The variant appears to cause alarmingly severe symptoms, scientists say. Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, hearing loss, and joint pain are among the symptoms now being seen in India, according to six doctors treating patients across India, Bloomberg News reports.
The delta plus variant has three worrying characteristics. These are, it said: increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and the potential reduction in monoclonal antibody response (which could reduce the efficacy of a lifesaving monoclonal antibody therapy given to some hospitalized Covid patients).
The Delta variant, as it's now called, has swept across the UK, all but replacing the Alpha variant first identified there late last year.
As of June 19 20.6% of the cases in the USA are Delta. This number has roughly doubled every two weeks, he added.
Currently, 62.5% of Americans 12 and up have gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, according to CDC.
Jun 25, 2021 | www.webmd.com

June 4, 2021 -- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces lower levels of antibodies against the Delta variant, known as B.1.617.2 and discovered in India, according to a new study published Thursday in The Lancet .

The antibody levels also appear to be lower in older people and decline over time, which could mean that some vaccinated people will need a booster shot this fall.

"This virus will likely be around for some time to come, so we need to remain agile and vigilant," Emma Wall, PhD, the lead study author and an infectious diseases specialist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, said in a statement .

"The most important thing is to ensure that vaccine protection remains high enough to keep as many people out of hospital as possible," she said. "And our results suggest that the best way to do this is to quickly deliver second doses and provide boosters to those whose immunity may not be high enough against these new variants."

The research team analyzed antibodies in the blood of 250 healthy people, ages 33-52, up to 3 months after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine . The team looked for "neutralizing antibodies," or the ability of antibodies to block the virus from entering cells.

The researchers tested five variants: the original strain discovered in China, the dominant strain in Europe during the first wave in April 2020, the B.1.1.7 variant discovered in the U.K., the B.1.351 variant first seen in South Africa, and the newest variant of concern, which is the B.1.617.2 variant discovered in India.

The team compared the concentrations of the neutralizing antibodies among the variants. They found that people who had been fully vaccinated with two Pfizer doses had antibodies that were 6 times lower against the B.1.617.2 variant, 5 times lower against the B.1.351 variant, and 2.6 times lower against the B.1.1.7 variant when compared to the original strain.

The antibody response was even lower in people who had received only one dose. After a single Pfizer dose, 79% of people had neutralizing antibodies against the original strain, which fell to 50% for the B.1.1.7 variant, 32% for the B.1.617.2 variant, and 25% for the B.1.351 variant.

The study group plans to continue its research on neutralizing antibodies and the variants, including in people who have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"New variants occur naturally, and those that have an advantage will spread. We now have the ability to quickly adapt our vaccination strategies to maximize protection where we know people are most vulnerable," David Bauer, PhD, the senior study author and group leader of the Francis Crick Institute's RNA Virus Replication Laboratory, said in the statement.

"Keeping track of the evolutionary changes is essential for us to retain control over the pandemic and return to normality," he said. "This work "¦ can help us to navigate changes in this new phase of the pandemic."

[Jun 26, 2021] On Friday, Italy halted the administration of the AstraZenika vaccine for those under the age of 60. The decision followed the death of a perfectly healthy 18-year-old named Camilla Canepa

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Bank_sters 12 hours ago remove link

Credit racing flowers:

On Friday, Italy halted the administration of the killer vaccine for those under the age of 60. The decision followed the death of a perfectly healthy 18-year-old named Camilla Canepa, who died last week of blood clotting and a brain hemorrhage after receiving the vaccine shot on the 25th of May.

I think most of us have come to the conclusion that these deaths are the way it was suppose to work. That makes this the greatest crime against humanity.....ever

fuckyou 12 hours ago remove link

So I looked at your story about Italy and they stopped the AstraZeneca vaccine, all the others are still available. So partially correct.

Jim in MN 15 hours ago

Not everyone will die. Many more will just be crippled and need expensive medical care for decades, while being unable to fight or resist the regime.

Jim in MN 15 hours ago

The immune cells that the mRNA targets are well-known as key factors in autoimmune disorders when their function is disrupted.

This is Wikipedia-level stuff. People should not be in any way ignorant about this.

Jim in MN 15 hours ago (Edited) remove link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendritic_cell

The exact genesis and development of the different types and subsets of dendritic cells and their interrelationship is only marginally understood at the moment, as dendritic cells are so rare and difficult to isolate that only in recent years they have become subject of focused research. Distinct surface antigens that characterize dendritic cells have only become known from 2000 on.

Altered function of dendritic cells is also known to play a major or even key role in allergy and autoimmune diseases ....

Sparehead 13 hours ago

Nah, just looks at this massively under-reported VAERS death graph.

https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/mortality

See, no worries at all. Face diapers, anti-social distancing, and one-way shopping arrows saved us. Let's just hope there's no "variants" that start dropping the vaxxed like flies.

Rex Dickerson 15 hours ago

Duh.

Pfizer clinical trial ends April 2023.

Moderna clinical trial ends October 2022.

LeadPipeDreams 15 hours ago

Pfizer human trial ends April 2023.

Moderna human trial ends October 2022.

FIFY

Vaccines typically take 10 - 15 years to prove their safety and efficacy, so even these human trials are a joke to prove they are "safe and effective".

Esperanza 15 hours ago

Technically, the trials are not trials any more. They have been compromised due to the control group taking the vaccine.

El_Puerco 15 hours ago

https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/03/23/mrna-vaccines-cancer-risks-wlo-crimes-against-humanity/

The famous virologist Montagnier
confirms the risk of tumors
with Pfizer and Moderna gene therapies
reported by the medical examiner Bacco

Prompt complaint to the International Criminal Court
by the judge Angelo Giorgianni (ODV)
for experiments without specific consent

And now " The Circus" is open..

WOW!

[Jun 26, 2021] Alternatives to vaccination

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

hooligan2009 13 hours ago

someone ask the CDC why children should be stabbed instead of giving them either nothing at all, or a small amount of ivermectin

from here:

https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/9000/Ivermectin_for_Prevention_and_Treatment_of.98040.aspx

" Low-certainty evidence found that ivermectin prophylaxis reduced COVID-19 infection by an average 86% (95% confidence interval 79%""91%).

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Conclusions:

Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally."

hooligan2009 13 hours ago remove link

not as if the stabs prevent covid anyway!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/nearly-4000-people-massachusetts-tested-positive-coronavirus-fully-vaccinated/

[Jun 26, 2021] Possible but unproven side effects of vaccination

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

NAV 14 hours ago

What happens after the concentrations of the vax nanoparticles accumulate in the bone marrow, which they are doing? Perhaps leukemia? We don't know. But for some, it is more important to virtual signal that you and your children got the vaccine rather than its unknown consequences.

Robert Malone, MD, inventor of mRNA vax technology, is dismayed by Pfizer's study for Japan showing the vax nanoparticles accumulate in the bone marrow, ovaries, spleen, and lymph nodes.

He says there needs to be monitoring of vaccine recipients for leukemia and lymphomas because of these concentrations in the bone marrow and lymph nodes. He says these signals often don't show up for six months to 3-9 years down the road.

Malone says the FDA knew the COVID spike protein was biologically active and could travel from the injection site and cause adverse events, and that the spike protein is very dangerous.

He says there should have been 2-3 year trials to monitor for potential autoimmune consequences of the vaxxes, but of course that didn't happen. He says they also didn't conduct proper animal studies.

Malone agreed with Vanden Bossche that conducting mass vaxxing in the middle of a pandemic is insane because of the danger of creating a more virulent wild Covid. -- Nemo ( https://raypeatforum.com/community/threads/covid-vaccine-adverse-reaction-reports-post-here.39666/page-56 )

Inventor of mRNA Technology: Vaccine Causes Lipid Nanoparticles to Accumulate in 'High Concentrations' in Ovaries

On the "Dark Horse Podcast," Dr. Robert Malone, creator of mRNA vaccine technology, said the COVID vaccine lipid nanoparticles -- which tell the body to produce the spike protein -- leave the injection site and accumulate in organs and tissues (particularly the ovaries and bone marrow). O6/17/21

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/mrna-technology-covid-vaccine-lipid-nanoparticles-accumulate-ovaries/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=1052c4b1-d2be-46fc-875b-a65558e66b73

Pair Of Dimes Shift 14 hours ago remove link

There are suspicions, but nobody knows for sure.

Jim in MN 14 hours ago

See my comments below on dendritic cells. That's what the mRNA is supposed to target, and even doing that is messing with immune system mechanisms that scientists don't even understand in the first place , before they mess with it.

Jim in MN 15 hours ago

While a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent serious illness and death, we still don't know the extent to which it keeps you from being infected and passing the virus on to others.

Sooooooooo.......all the databases and vaccine requirements to do this and that are........not based on anything?

Anything.........at all?

That's what I thought. Thanks for clearing that up.

Giant Meteor 15 hours ago

" While a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent serious illness and death, it may also create serious illness and death!"

Hmmm decisions decisions ..

Volga Boat Man 15 hours ago remove link

Only a flaming moron would allow themselves to take the Zombie Jab when both the Gruberment AND the Manufacturer claim NO liability for anything that happens as a result, i.e., dying.

[Jun 26, 2021] Some facts that have not changed since 2019 outbreak

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Conservative Thought 15 hours ago

WHO and CDC are not on same page...shocker

Some facts that have not changed since 2019 outbreak

  • It's a bioweapon not a naturally occurring virus - gain of function confirmed
  • It's a gene modifying cell therapy not a vaccine - first time used on humans
  • It's only approved an emergency authorization; it's not FDA approved
  • It's unproven read as potentially unsafe since over 5,500 Americans have died after getting the jab
  • It's not effective since Pfizer and Moderna claim it's not stopping transmission
  • Pfizer former VP Dr. Michael Yeadon warns people not to take the jab
TQRock 16 hours ago

Unclear how an experimental "vaccine" authorized for emergency use only could be proclaimed "safe and effective."

BAG 18 hours ago remove link

The covid-19 EUA should be changed to make the vaccine manufactures liable for damages to anyone under the age of 50 years old. Then they can tell us how safe it is.

[Jun 26, 2021] Eric Clapton says COVID VACCINE damaged his Immune system

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Goldbugger 12 hours ago remove link

Eric Clapton says COVID VACCINE damaged his Immune system.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/06/22/eric-clapton-covid-19-vaccine-injury.aspx?ui=19ac65ba714eca3fb361a42233b18ddba12e5c42f1ee5279b189266b75264633&sd=19000101&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art2HL&cid=20210622&mid=DM917124&rid=1189768552&p4=20131022&p5=

Enraged 12 hours ago

My uncle believes everyone should be vaccinated, while I will never accept the lethal injection. The difference between us is he watches MSM and reads the daily newspaper, while I cut the cord seven years ago.

COVID/vaccine is psychological warfare by the globalist elite and banksters against the people using the propaganda media. The MSM viewership will soon be too low to broadcast as their viewers are the mind controlled vaccine takers.

[Jun 26, 2021] According to Dr. Michael Yeadon kids are 50 times more likely to die from the shot then they are from the WuFlu

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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El_Puerco 15 hours ago remove link

If you understand this...Good for you.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines/advice

Note:

Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.

There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.

Simpson 19 hours ago

According to Dr. Michael Yeadon kids are 50 times more likely to die from the shot then they are from the WuFlu.

Parents who give their kids this toxic ****e deserve a shot right between the eyes.

walküre 19 hours ago

"doing their part"

"nobody is safe, until we're all safe"

Hail Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Gates & Fauci!

walküre 19 hours ago (Edited) remove link

About fking time!

HANDS OFF THE KIDS!

There's going to be blood in the streets if they keep pushing us further and further!

Our kids are not some cannon fodder for the elite's wars! Only despots and tyrants do this when they're running out of options. Feeding kids into the lines of fire. We have a Nuremberg code and a Geneva convention for a REASON!

The vax is garbage!

Absolutely NIL benefit for your health, only benefit to your social credit score.

Go ahead, get vaxxed if you feel like it. Know the risks, and inform yourself what the ridiculous and negligible advantages are of having the synthetic toxins injected into your system.

The side effects FAR outweigh the risks of potentially getting sick from whatever it is, circulating out there. If your body is too weak or your system is responding badly to the "virus", it will also respond negatively to the injections. When your time has come, your time has come. Life is meant to be lived. Longevity is a God given privilege or curse, but it is not a competition.

Samual Vimes 19 hours ago

Let them change genders and compete against girls in peace.

PrivetHedge 14 hours ago remove link

Number of verified covid test methods: Zero
Number of children dead from 'covid': Zero

Number of children damaged by the vaccine: Hundreds, soon to be Millions.

https://healthimpactnews.com/

Gravel Rash 17 hours ago remove link

Emergency experimental drugs are never given to children, pregnant women or the old with health issues. Doesn't happen, full stop.

And yet its happening with the covid gene therapy shots, the official name alone warrants that it would never be given to kids and the pregnant. One can only assume the greed of Pharma companies and their lackeys at regulatory agencies knows no bounds, they know there are issues with the drugs. However they have indemnity from being sued, as such they want to sell as much as they can before the ignorant masses catch on.

You wonder how these killers can sleep at night.

NoPension 17 hours ago

Trump's out. They sleep like babies.

Person familiar with the situation 17 hours ago

It's NOT about money. People keep making that baseless assumption just because most everything else is about money in their own little world. The criminals here have printing presses in every country and create money out of thin air.

Yamaoka Tesshu 9 hours ago (Edited)


"Show me your incentives and I will tell you the outcome". - Charlie Munger

He is Uncle Warren's longtime lieutenant. Look at AIDS. "If we make up a fake disease we will get a fortune in funding." And they did. They prescribed lethal drugs that killed people with the express purpose of creating hysteria. Murder for money.

Man on the Silver Mountain 19 hours ago

A demand that kids shouldn't be injected with this experimental shot is almost a sideways admission the mRNA potion is detrimental to natural immunity, yet there's an obsessively urgent need to stab adults? In the US I'd suspect the source of this motivation is politics and a grasping greed for profit.

UselessEater 6 hours ago

NEW: Former Head Scientist at PFIZER Says Covid Threat is 100% FAKE

https://redpilluniversity.org/former-head-scientist-at-pfizer-says-covid-threat-is-100-fake/

Prior to forming his own biotech company in 2011, Michael Yeadon was the Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Allergy & Respiratory Research at Pfizer Pharmaceutical.

He is a top scientist in the world of drugs and vaccines in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as Covid. In this video he declares that the Covid pandemic is a fraud. He explains why masks are useless, why distancing is absurd, why PCR tests are meaningless, why quarantining healthy people is stupid, why variants of virus strains are no threat, and why Covid vaccines should be rejected.

Yeadon says many of his colleagues privately agree with this appraisal but remain silent to protect their salaries and research grants. It's all about money.

He concludes that, because of the massive number of deaths that will follow within a few years of vaccination, there clearly is an agenda to deliberately eliminate billions of people from the Earth and to enslave those who remain ..... plus much more.

[This scientist is such a good, brave man. He loves humanity. His voice is being silenced on mainstream media and he is putting out this info to the public despite being smeared and attacked (though they don't address his facts at all). So:

Pse share this video out to at least 5 other people as he gives simple scientific explanations for all his statements.

archipusz 19 hours ago (Edited)

Giving this gene therapy called a vaccine to kids is worse than shutting down an economy based on pcr tests run at 45 cycles.

Tao 4 the Show 11 hours ago remove link

I don't do Facebook or twitter, but someone should do an experiment:

Post something condemning vaccination in children and reference the WHO and link.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines/advice

Let's watch some "fact checker" (that is, thought Gestapo) heads explode.

Straw Dog 12 hours ago (Edited) remove link

COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines

By Joseph Mercola

Mercola.com

February 11, 2021

Did you know that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines aren't vaccines in the medical and legal definition of a vaccine? They do not prevent you from getting the infection, nor do they prevent its spread. They're really experimental gene therapies.

I discussed this troubling fact in a recent interview with molecular biologist Judy Mikovits , Ph.D. While the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA shots are labeled as "vaccines," and news agencies and health policy leaders call them that, the actual patents for Pfizer's and Moderna's injections more truthfully describe them as "gene therapy," not vaccines.

Picked up this article and pasted it in an MS Word docx. Interestingly you can't find it by Google search - Censored

Bank_sters 13 hours ago remove link

Ok so Fauci and the cdc telling colleges and schools to push for experimental poison to be given as a condition for young people to return to school. Now the myocarditis, reproductive health, blood clotting cases are EXPLODING.

TheABaum 13 hours ago remove link

There are school districts demanding vaccination as a condition to return to live instruction.

Hello Wilkes Barre, PA

One of the worst in the state.

Sparehead 15 hours ago remove link

Children are not lab rats and CANNOT make their own decisions about potentially life-altering treatments for various reasons. Children are at essentially ZERO risk unless they get jabbed.

ToSoft4Truth 15 hours ago

The parents did it.

Sparehead 15 hours ago

That not really the point, and there's many places that are allowing children to get jabbed without parent consent, even in the US.

https://districtadministration.com/covid-19-vaccination-and-parental-consent/

Things that go bump PREMIUM 14 hours ago remove link

I've read that they are planning to go into schools in the fall and make sure all the kids get their shots. Parental consent is not required.

almost 16 hours ago

WHO ~ World Health Organization sounds like The Ministry of Love in George Orwell's novel 1984

It's more like World Death organization nowadays

Enraged 17 hours ago remove link

A 13-year old boy died three days after the 2nd Pfizer injection. The autopsy results show an enlarged heart and there was some fluid surrounding it. He had no health problems and was on no medications.

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/13-year-old-boy-dies-after-second-pfizer-shot/

Parents, if you allow your children to be injected with the vaccine, then you are an accessory to murder.

rag_house 6 hours ago

Pfizer continues to have the greatest number of deaths and adverse events yet is continually touted as the safest.

GoodyGumdrops 6 hours ago

If you want to truly understand how evil these psychopaths are start listening to this video at 11:55. It's only a few minutes of your time.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/U2i5UzXj3hln/

JOHNLGALT. 11 hours ago remove link

📌📌📌📌For the 9,999th time. TRIALS FOR 'CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY' please.

The Nuremberg Code 1947 Permissible Medical Experiments

The great weight of the evidence before us to effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:

1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment ; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

2. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment . It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.

3. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.

4. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results justify the performance of the experiment.

5. The e xperiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.

6. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.

7. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.

8. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability or death.

9. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.

10. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.

11. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

Lou Saynis 12 hours ago

I'd like to see the people responsible for gain of function research, that led to KNOWINGLY creating a dangerous infectious agent, be publicly held responsible . If they are not and the masterminds of this doomsday device are allowed to vanish behind a veil of bureaucracy... then it will result in all global powers engaging in an arms race similar to nuclear weapons in the 20th century.

The difference is, a significant degree of action is required to fire off a nuke where a virus can be accidentally or intentionally released with a much larger blast radius and much more difficult to identify the source. There must be consequences for Covid19.

The reason the vaccine is a different subject is that a large portion of the civilized world have already been inoculated. The consequences of that will be apparent in all of our lifetimes and it's too early to start blaming people for it's known faults.

CheapBastard 15 hours ago (Edited)

13-Year-Old Dying Days After COVID Vaccine

13-year old nephew died three days after receiving a second dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/06/21/twitter-censors-conservative-news-site-for-story-on-tweet-reporting-coronavirus-vaccine-death/

Probably just coincidental, right?

Things that go bump PREMIUM 14 hours ago remove link

Vaccine companies are always shielded from lawsuits. If your kid dies or is disabled from the MMR (it does happen), you have to apply to the government for compensation. The risks are well know and considered acceptable for public health. If your kid is among the unlucky ones, well, you must bear that burden and thank you for your service to the cause of public health.

realitybiter 16 hours ago remove link

I'm no lawyer, but I do know that the law protects Big Pharma. The law does not protect anyone else who has demanded that anyone get the vaccine in order for them to conduct their lives. -Go to school, go to work,etc. This is a Nuremberg violation:

The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.

Sue them into oblivion.

Start with the BLUE STATE GOVERNORS

"hang em high"

Gunston_Nutbush_Hall 16 hours ago (Edited)

You do realize our founders had no check and balance against the National/State Government(s) performing eugenic medical/science theory fraud experimentation upon the people, under criminal false pretenses for private profit and control, except one.

There is no Court or law enforcement/cops coming to halt these crimes against Americans/humanity.

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government , and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair. The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo- Alexander Hamilton; The Federalist Papers : No. 28

https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed28.asp

on target 3 hours ago remove link

Incontrovertible "data" was available and known to the WHO/NIH/CDC/NIAID that children under 14 have a negligible risk of death or serious injury from Covid19 in March 2020. The risks have actually diminished since then. Given these facts, the original recommendation to vaccinate the entire population, including the young, amounts to medical malpractice. If your clueless family doctor or pediatrician is recommending this experimental "vaccine" for your children, find another medical provider. The politicized agenda driven WHO is playing both sides, as usual, rather than following the science and common, reasonable, tried and trusted practices. Remember: The Government can't even get 40 percent of the workers at the CDC/NIH/FDA to take their "jab" despite enormous pressure. Keep this uppermost in your mind and decision making.

[Jun 26, 2021] Cole Beasley, wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills, caused a stir on Friday when he shared a statement on Twitter in which he asserted that he would not be getting the Covid vaccine

Jun 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Son of Loki 18 hours ago

A Doctor Reacts to Bills Receiver Cole Beasley's Refusal to Get the Covid Vaccine

Cole Beasley , wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills, caused a stir on Friday when he shared a statement on Twitter in which he asserted that he would not be getting the Covid vaccine. "Hi, I 'm Cole Beasley and I 'm not vaccinated!," he wrote. "I will be outside doing what I do. I'll be out in the public. If your scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period. I may die of covid, but I'd rather die actually living."

"I 'm not going to take meds for a leg that isn't broken, " he continued. "I'd rather take my chances with Covid and build up my immunity that way. Eat better. Drink water. Exercise and do what I think is necessary to be a healthy individual. That is MY CHOICE based on MY experiences and what I think is best ... If I 'm forced into retirement, so be it."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/a-doctor-reacts-to-bills-receiver-cole-beasley-s-refusal-to-get-the-covid-vaccine/ar-AALf9ZL?li=BBnba9O&ocid=mailsignout

walküre 17 hours ago (Edited) remove link

check the picture of Cole Beasley the MSN link is using .. nice framing job there, propaganda ministry of truth apparatschicks.

put "Dr" Mike Hansen on the list of accused for the Nuremberg trials

"There's really only one valid medical reason why someone shouldn't get the vaccine," he added. "If someone has a severe allergy history when it comes to getting a vaccine, that could be a legit medical reason."

While Beasley has made a personal choice, Hansen explains that when it comes to the vaccine, the decisions we make about our own health affect outcomes for others.

"What's going to happen is you're going to have other variants of the coronavirus, like the Delta variant which originated in India and is all across the globe and is in the United States," he said. "Not only does it spread easier, it's thought to be more infectious, more dangerous. Over time that has the potential to overcome those who are vaccinated. It could be that the vaccines work for a little while, but because we don't reach that herd immunity, that virus never goes away. The other aspect of not getting herd immunity is, those who can't get the vaccine, like children, then you're making them more prone to the virus."

His scientific statement is utter garbage. The "virus" isn't likely to effect more unvaxxed, because of a higher rate of vaxxed. That's the "new normal" logic and it's failed like so many other arguments they're making.

The vax doesn't provide herd immunity. PERIOD. At best, if the "spike protein" theory is correct, it will provide marginally better chances to beat the severe symptoms. That's a big IF. Double vaxxed are now dying in larger numbers, months after they completed the experiment. That was predictable.

Guys like Mike Hanson need to be paid a visit. At minimum, a proper dead horse's head on this guy's pillow. If he doesn't stop, he needs to be taken out into the woods.

I'm not joking. Real men need to start doing real God's work.

[Jun 26, 2021] Surgeon Fired From College Of Medicine For Voicing Concerns About COVID Shots For Kids

Highly recommended!
IF expressing concerns for kid vaccination is a punishable offence that's 100% pure Lysenkoism and strongly smells with Stalinism.
Jun 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Via The Justice Center For Constitutional Freedom,

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms represents Dr. Francis Christian, Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and a practising surgeon in Saskatoon .

Dr. Christian was called into a meeting today, suspended from all teaching responsibilities effective immediately, and fired from his position with the University of Saskatchewan as of September 2021.

There is a recording of Dr. Christian's meeting today between Dr. Christian and Dr. Preston Smith, the Dean of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Dr. Susan Shaw, the Chief Medical Officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and Dr. Brian Ulmer, Head of the Department of Surgery at the Saskatchewan College of Medicine.

In addition, the Justice Centre will represent Dr. Christian in his defence of a complaint that was made against him and an investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. The complaint objects to Dr. Christian having advocated for the informed consent of Covid vaccines for children.

Dr. Christian has been a surgeon for more than 20 years and began working in Saskatoon in 2007. He was appointed Director of the Surgical Humanities Program and Director of Quality and Patient Safety in 2018 and co-founded the Surgical Humanities Program. Dr. Christian is also the Editor of the Journal of The Surgical Humanities.

On June 17, Dr. Christian released a statement to over 200 doctors which contained his concerns regarding giving the Covid shots to children. In it he noted that he is pro-vaccine, and that he did not represent any group, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, or the University of Saskatchewan.

"I speak to you directly as a physician, a surgeon, and a fellow human being."

Dr. Christian noted that the principle of informed consent was sacrosanct and noted that a patient should always be "fully aware of the risks of the medical intervention, the benefits of the intervention, and if any alternatives exist to the intervention."

"This should apply particularly to a new vaccine that has never before been tried in humans"¦ before the vaccine is rolled out to children, both children and parents must know the risks of m-RNA vaccines," he wrote.

Dr. Christian expressed concern that he had not come across "a single vaccinated child or parent who has been adequately informed" about Covid vaccines for children.

Among his points, he stated that:

  1. The m-RNA vaccine, is a new, experimental vaccine never used by humans before.

  2. The m-RNA vaccines have not been fully authorized by Health Canada or the US CDC, and are in fact under "interim authorization" in Canada and "emergency use authorization" in the US. He noted that "full vaccine approval takes several years and multiple safety considerations "" this has not happened."

  3. That in order to qualify for "emergency use authorization" there must be an emergency. While he said there is a strong case for vaccinating the elderly, the vulnerable and health care workers, he said, "Covid does not pose a threat to our kids. The risk of them dying of Covid is less than 0.003% "" this is even less than the risk of them dying of the flu. There is no emergency in children."

  4. Children do not readily transmit the Covid virus to adults.

  5. M-RNA vaccines have been "associated with several thousand deaths" in the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System in the US. "These appear to be unusual, compared to the total number of vaccines administered." He called it a "strong signal that should not be ignored."

  6. He noted that vaccines have already caused "serious medical problems for kids" worldwide, including "a real and significantly increased risk" of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart. Dr. Christian notes the German national vaccine agency and the UK vaccine agency are not recommending the vaccine for healthy children and teenagers.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority/College of Medicine wrote a letter to Dr. Christian on June 21, 2021, alleging that they had "received information that you are engaging in activities designed to discourage and prevent children and adolescents from receiving Covid-19 vaccination contrary to the recommendations and pandemic-response efforts of Saskatchewan and Canadian public health authorities."

Dr. Christian's concerns regarding underage Covid vaccinations are not isolated to him. The US Centre for Disease Control had an "emergency meeting" today to discuss the growing cases of myocarditis (heart inflammation) in younger males after receiving the Covid-19 vaccines.

The CDC released new data today that the risk of myocarditis after the Pfizer vaccine is at least 10 times the expected rate in 12 "" 17 year old males and females. The German government has issued public guidance against vaccinating those under the age of 18.

The World Health Organization posted an update to its website on Monday, June 21, which contained the statement in respect of advice for Covid-19 vaccination that " Children should not be vaccinated for the moment ." Within 24 hours, this guidance was withdrawn and new guidance was posted which stated that "Covid vaccines are safe for those over 18 years of age."

Dr. Christian says there is a large, growing "network of ethical, moral physicians and scientists" who are urging caution in recommending vaccines for all children without informed consent. He said, physicians must "always put their patients and humanity first."

Dr. Byram Bridle, a prominent immunologist at the University of Guelph with a sub-speciality in vaccinology, recently participated in a Press Conference on Parliament Hill on CPAC organized by MP Derek Sloan, where he discussed the censorship of scientists and physicians. Dr. Bridle expressed his safety concerns with vaccinating children with experimental MRNA vaccines.

Justice Centre Litigation Director Jay Cameron also has concern over the growing censorship of medical professionals when it comes to questioning the government narrative on Covid.

"We are seeing a clear pattern of highly competent and skilled medical doctors in very esteemed positions being taken down and censored or even fired, for practicing proper science and medicine," says Mr. Cameron.

The Justice Centre represented Dr. Chris Milburn in Nova Scotia, who faced professional disciplinary proceedings last year after a group of activists took exception to an opinion column he wrote in a local paper. The Justice Centre provided submissions to the College on Dr. Milburn's behalf, defending the right of physicians to express their opinions on matters of policy in the public square and arguing that everyone is entitled to freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms "" including doctors. The Justice Centre noted that attempting to have a doctor professionally disciplined for his opinions and commentary on matters of public interest amounts to bullying and intimidation for speaking out against the government.

Last week, Dr. Milburn also faced punishment for speaking out with his concerns about public health policies, as he was removed from his position as the Head of Emergency for the eastern zone with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. In an unusual twist, a petition has been started to have Dr. Milburn replace Dr. Strang as the province's Chief Medical Officer.

"Censoring and punishing scientists and doctors for freely voicing their concerns is arrogant, oppressive and profoundly unscientific", states Mr. Cameron.

"Both the western world and the idea of scientific inquiry itself is built to a large extent on the principles of freedom of thought and speech. Medicine and patient safety can only regress when dogma and an elitist orthodoxy, such as that imposed by the Saskatchewan College of Medicine, punishes doctors for voicing concerns," Mr. Cameron concludes.


Mr. Apotheosis 4 hours ago

These mother f'ers are seriously evil. To the bone evil.

high5mail 3 hours ago

I'm Canadian and the sooner they throw Trudeau and Manitoba's Pallister out of office won't be too soon.

It is effen ridiculous what this country turned into. Makes California appear to be a free place compared to here and that is saying something.

I am jealous of people living in Florida, Texas and South Dakota. They don't know how lucky they are that some people in power there are not only intelligent but have cajones...

No_Pretzel_Logic 2 hours ago

The Davos crowd is clutching most of the Western countries by the short hairs. Yank....how does that feel, plebe?

[Jun 25, 2021] Delta Variant Outbreak in Israel Infects Some Vaccinated Adults - WSJ

Jun 25, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Delta Variant Outbreak in Israel Infects Some Vaccinated Adults Government reimposes indoor mask requirement in light of preliminary findings

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett moved to reimpose some coronavirus restrictions on Friday. PHOTO: KOBI WOLF/BLOOMBERG NEWS
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TEL AVIV -- About half of adults infected in an outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Israel were fully inoculated with the Pfizer Inc. vaccine, prompting the government to reimpose an indoor mask requirement and other measures to contain the highly transmissible strain.

Preliminary findings by Israeli health officials suggest about 90% of new infections were likely caused by the Delta variant, according to Ran Balicer, who leads an expert advisory panel on Covid-19 for the government. Children under 16, most of whom haven't been vaccinated, accounted for about half of those infected, he said.

The government this week expanded its vaccination campaign to include all 12- to 15-year-olds after a jump in infections among schoolchildren in a town in central Israel. It has since quickly spread geographically and to other groups of the population.

Israel is now reassessing its Covid-19 regulations after moving to open up its society and economy following multiple lockdowns last year.

"The entrance of the Delta variant has changed the transmission dynamics," said Prof. Balicer, who is also the chief innovation officer for Israel's largest health-management organization, Clalit.

The Delta variant, which first emerged in India in late 2020 and is also known as B.1.617.2, has now been detected in more than 70 countries. In the U.S. , public-health experts expect it to soon become the dominant strain.

DELTA VARIANT

These so-called breakthrough cases -- defined as positive Covid-19 test results received at least two weeks after patients receive their final vaccine dose -- are broadly expected as the Pfizer vaccine is highly effective but not 100% foolproof, according to Mr. Balicer.

Israeli health officials are optimistic that even if the variant does spread, evidence from countries such as the U.K. indicate the vaccine will prevent a large increase in severe illness and hospitalizations that plagued the country's health system in previous outbreaks. Israel has only recorded five severe cases in the past 10 days, Prof. Balicer said, but whether more will emerge is too early to tell.

The number of cases in Israel is relatively low by global standards. New cases of Covid-19 rose to over 200 on Thursday from around 10 a day for most of June.

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Those exempt from the mask requirement included children under seven, people with disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask or two workers who work regularly together. The government had canceled the indoor mask requirement 10 days ago and dropped most other preventive measures after running one of the world's fastest vaccination campaigns. About 80% of Israelis of age 16 and above have received two doses of the vaccine that was developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE .

The Israeli government earlier this week recommended that all 12- to 15-year-olds be vaccinated to protect against the Delta variant. PHOTO: NIR ALON/ZUMA PRESS

Israel was an early test case for the effectiveness of the vaccine after outbreaks last year at one point gave it one of the world's highest per-capita infection rates. Since the start of the pandemic, 840,522 of the country's 9.3 millions citizens have been infected, of which 6,429 died.

Israeli health officials said the highly contagious strain had likely entered the country through its main international airport, near Tel Aviv, where a system meant to vet every new arrival through testing was overloaded in recent days amid a surge in foreign travel.

On Wednesday, the government delayed allowing foreign nationals to enter into the country for tourism from July 1 to Aug. 1 and reimposed a mask requirement inside airports.

"Our goal at the moment, first and foremost, is to safeguard the citizens of Israel from the Delta variant that is running amok in the world," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday.

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Corrections & Amplifications
About half of adults infected in an outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Israel were fully inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine, according to a clarification by Prof. Balicer of an earlier statement. An earlier version of this article incorrectly said about half of people infected in the outbreak were fully inoculated. (Corrected on June 25)

[Jun 25, 2021] Pfizer, Moderna linked to heart disease in young recipients as vaccine rates slump

Jun 25, 2021 | www.msn.com

An independent panel of experts advised the CDC and FDA to add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after over 300 cases of Myocarditis have been reported and linked to the shots. Plus, there is no evidence for the need of booster shots to defend against the virus, NBC's Erika Edwards has the story.

[Jun 24, 2021] Exclusive- Athlete Who Recovered From COVID Facing Very Different Future After Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Triggers Myoca by Megan Redshaw

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Noorchashm also called on Pfizer and Modern to institute "clear recommendations to clinicians that they delay immunization in anyone recently recovering from COVID, as well as any known symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers -- and to actively screen as many patients with high cardiovascular risk as is reasonably possible, in order to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, prior to vaccinating them." ..."
"... 'It's a colossal error to vaccinate people who have had prior infections, and this is totally avoidable harm we are causing. Why are we rushing to vaccinate people who we know are immune and don't stand to gain any benefit? If I do anything medically unnecessary to someone as a doctor, I'm opening them up to potential harm. If you've had a recent infection and you have viral antigens in your tissues, you can literally and immunologically cause tissue damage." ..."
"... "We know that natural SARS CoV-2 virus can affect the heart. It can cause blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes and myocarditis. The virus can trigger an immune response or inflammation to the heart. Anywhere the virus goes the immune system will target that tissue and cause problems. If you've had a prior infection and you have antigens in the tissues where the virus goes, like the heart, and you activate the immune response [with a vaccine], you're going to activate damage." ..."
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In an interview with The Defender, Marie Follmer said no one warned her that her 19-year-old son -- a healthy, elite athlete who had recovered from COVID -- shouldn't get the Pfizer vaccine because it would put him at greater risk of developing myocarditis.

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Greyson Follmer, an Ohio State University (OSU) student, was an elite athlete and member of the university's chapter of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

But, according to his mother, the 19-year-old from Ohio is looking at a very different future now, after he developed severe heart complications following his second dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine.

In an exclusive interview with The Defender , Marie Follmer said nobody warned her about the potential for increased risks of COVID vaccine-related adverse events for people like her son, who already had COVID and had acquired natural immunity.

Greyson has played sports since he was 4 years old. He was an athlete who played in the state soccer championship in high school and then went on to OSU and started college during the COVID pandemic. He also joined ROTC his freshman year and was very active -- running several miles every day with heavy packs on his back.

Greyson was perfectly healthy and had no underlying conditions except for asthma -- which didn't affect his athletic abilities -- and food allergies.

Like most students early on in the year, Greyson and his friends got COVID.

Though most had no symptoms, Greyson experienced mild flu symptoms -- though they were nothing like his post-vaccine symptoms, Follmer explained.

The university required students who had COVID to quarantine. It also required them to get a heart MRI before they could return to school. Follmer thought that was strange, but she made sure her son got one.

When the cardiac MRI came back it showed Greyson's heart was enlarged with slight inflammation. The cardiologist thought it could be related to being an elite athlete, and signed a release for Greyson to return to school.

"He wasn't 100%, but he was recovering. He was able to go skiing, return to ROTC and went on spring break," Follmer said.

Follmer and her husband got vaccinated first with Moderna . When a friend of Follmer secured appointments for the kids to be vaccinated, she drove to OSU, picked up Greyson and told him he was going to get vaccinated.

Greyson received his first dose of Pfizer on April 16, and a second dose on May 7. After the first dose Greyson experienced minor symptoms, but his mother didn't connect them to the COVID vaccine.

It was after his second dose that things really changed, Follmer said.

Greyson experienced significant symptoms shortly after his second dose. Three times he was taken to Nationwide Children's Emergency Hospital .

'My son feels like he's having a heart attack 24/7," Follmer said. "He now has high blood pressure, severe chest pains, back pain, elevated kidney levels, hypothyroidism, inflamed lymph nodes in different areas of his body, and he can't work or exercise."

Follmer said Greyson feels like he's dying and has to sleep all the time. He likely won't be able to go back to ROTC and doesn't know if he will be able to return to school in August. Greyson experienced broken feet from soccer and said nothing compares to the chest pain he feels now.

'A perfectly healthy kid has gone downhill," his mom said.

Doctors initially attributed the heart problems Greyson experienced in May, after the vaccine, to the COVID he had in September 2020. Believing he was a "long-hauler," they referred her son to the Ohio COVID Clinic.

According to the Harvard Gazette , "COVID long-haulers" is a term used to describe those who continue to feel symptoms of COVID long after the expected recovery time. Patients tend to be younger, and in some cases, initially experienced only mild symptoms.

On June 15, Greyson was taken by emergency medicine services to Ohio Health . Follmer said she knew her son's symptoms were connected to the Pfizer vaccine, but nobody knew how to help him.

Greyson has seen numerous doctors and specialists. His family has spent more than $12,000 in one month. Lab work is covered by insurance but his other treatments are not. Greyson is doing stem cell treatments, taking Ivermectin and numerous supplements to support his condition.

Doctors project it will take him two years to fully recover, though there's no research or information on how to treat myocarditis brought on by a COVID vaccine.

In the meantime, Greyson can't mow the grass, work or go to school. He walks around holding his chest and is in counseling to cope with the effects this has had on his life, his mother said.

Follmer said she's not an anti-vaccine person, especially because she has a young daughter who could get sick. None of her children had ever had reactions to vaccines.

Follmer's 11-year-old daughter is immunocompromised. Even though all of her children had been exposed to COVID, she thought she was protecting her daughter by having her son vaccinated.

Follmer explained:

'I think what's frustrating to me right now is that nobody told me that if you have an enlarged heart or heart inflammation, don't get the shot. Not one person ever told us this. I never would have thought in a million years my kid would get sick.

'I was ready to give my daughter the vaccine -- she is going to be 12 in August and has one lung and a reconstructive airway. There is no way on this planet I would give her the vaccine now. Greyson's twin brother will also not be getting the vaccine after seeing what his brother has gone through."

Follmer said no one told her about reporting her son's adverse reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). "If I hadn't put it on Facebook and someone hadn't told me to put it in VAERS, I would have never known to do it."

Follmer said she has since reported her son's adverse reaction to VAERS (ID1395886), but no one has followed up on her son's case nor has the report been added to the system. She also tried calling the CDC to see if someone there could help them.

'I just want him better. That's the bottom line," Follmer said. I just want everyone to know -- don't be naive like I was and think that this can't happen to your kids."

Cardiothoracic surgeon warns against vaccinating people who've already had COVID

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, a surgeon , immunologist and patient safety advocate, wrote several letters to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shortly after the agency granted Pfizer and Moderna Emergency Use Authorization for their COVID vaccines.

In his letters, Noorchashm urged the FDA to require pre-screening for SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins in order to reduce COVID vaccine injuries and deaths.

Noorchashm also called on Pfizer and Modern to institute "clear recommendations to clinicians that they delay immunization in anyone recently recovering from COVID, as well as any known symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers -- and to actively screen as many patients with high cardiovascular risk as is reasonably possible, in order to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, prior to vaccinating them."

According to Noorchashm , it is scientifically established that once a person is naturally infected by a virus, antigens from that virus persist in the body for a long time after viral replication has stopped and clinical signs of infection have resolved.

When a vaccine reactivates an immune response in a recently infected person, the tissues harboring the persisting viral antigen are targeted, inflamed and damaged by the immune response.

"In the case of SARS-CoV-2, we know the virus naturally infects the heart, the inner lining of blood vessels, the lungs and the brain," explained Noorchashm . "So these are likely to be some of the critical organs that will contain persistent viral antigens in the recently infected. Following reactivation of the immune system by a vaccine, these tissues can be expected to be targeted and damaged."

In an interview with The Defender , Noorchashm said Greyson's case reminded him of Everest Romney -- the all-American basketball player who was hospitalized after his second dose of Pfizer for blood clots in his brain.

According to Noorchasm, both Romney and Greyson had acquired natural immunity because they'd been infected with COVID, and they likely did not stand to gain any benefit from a COVID vaccine.

Noorchashm explained:

'It's a colossal error to vaccinate people who have had prior infections, and this is totally avoidable harm we are causing. Why are we rushing to vaccinate people who we know are immune and don't stand to gain any benefit? If I do anything medically unnecessary to someone as a doctor, I'm opening them up to potential harm. If you've had a recent infection and you have viral antigens in your tissues, you can literally and immunologically cause tissue damage."

Medical necessity is on the ground floor of everything doctors do in regards to safety, Noorchasm said. "If you want to be a safe hospital, doctor, practitioner or health agency you would not do anything that's not necessary to people or fundamentally not beneficial. There's only a probability of harm if there's no medical necessity," he said.

When asked specifically about myocarditis, Noorchashm said this is the original prediction and prognostication he made to the FDA.

Noorchashm said:

"We know that natural SARS CoV-2 virus can affect the heart. It can cause blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes and myocarditis. The virus can trigger an immune response or inflammation to the heart. Anywhere the virus goes the immune system will target that tissue and cause problems. If you've had a prior infection and you have antigens in the tissues where the virus goes, like the heart, and you activate the immune response [with a vaccine], you're going to activate damage."

Noorchashm, who is pro-vaccine, said shots need to be spread out for people who are not immune and want to be vaccinated, and the FDA and CDC should think carefully about limiting the shot to one dose, especially in young people, or increasing the duration between first and second doses.

In his letter to the FDA , Noorchashm recommended actively screening as many patients with high cardiovascular risk as is reasonably possible, in order to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, prior to vaccinating them.

"If someone has a known history of COVID, there should not be any rush to get them vaccinated," Noorchashm said. "That should be our national policy.

If you've either had COVID, or you have laboratory evidence of immunity, you shouldn't rush into getting vaccinated ."

[Jun 24, 2021] Current Reality Can Only Be Described As Anarchic Surrealism: Israel, which used Pfizer vaccines, and had only last week removed indoor mask mandates, has now reinstituted them, and is asking its citizens not to go abroad

Jun 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

On Covid, Israel, which used Pfizer vaccines, and had only last week removed indoor mask mandates, has now reinstituted them, and is asking its citizens not to go abroad over concerns the Delta variant is surging

[Jun 24, 2021] CDC panel finds 'likely' link between mild heart inflammation in adolescents and COVID-19 vaccine

Jun 24, 2021 | www.msn.com

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety panel said there is a "likely association" of mild heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults after they were vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

The initial cases of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, reported on the federal government's tracking system were generally mild, especially compared to traditional myocarditis, scientists said.

Most cases have been mild, with symptoms like fatigue, chest pain and disturbances in heart rhythm that quickly clear up within a day or so. CDC scientists said they will need to follow up with patients in the months ahead in order to get a complete picture of the impact.

"Clinical presentation of myocarditis cases following vaccination has been distinct, occurring most often within one week after dose two, with chest pain as the most common presentation," said Grace Lee, chairwoman of the CDC's vaccine safety committee.

Officials said they are tracking about 1,200 initial reports of the rare heart inflammation following doses of mRNA coronavirus vaccines have been filed with the federal government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), though they have not yet been definitively linked to the vaccines.

Most reports came from people in their late teens and early 20s, and many more occurred after the second dose than the first.

...There were more cases in males than females, and the cases essentially disappeared in older age groups.

The agency said there have been 267 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis reported after receiving one dose of the mRNA vaccines and 827 reported cases after two doses through June 11.

But the reports are preliminary, and do not mean the health issues have been linked to the vaccine. The database is meant as a repository of all events observed after vaccination.

There were 323 confirmed reports of myocarditis and pericarditis for people under the age of 29, which is the group CDC is investigating. Among those confirmed, 218 people have fully recovered. Nine people were hospitalized, with two in intensive care as of June 11, according to the CDC.

There have been about 300 million vaccine doses administered nationwide.

Scientists have emphasized this occurrence is rate - for both mRNA vaccines combined, there were 12.6 heart inflammation cases per million doses.

The highest confirmed rate of myocarditis and pericarditis was about 20 cases per 1 million doses with Moderna's vaccine, compared to 8 cases per million for Pfizer's.

Officials emphasized that the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks, and noted that for every million doses of mRNA vaccine given, there are far more COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prevented compared to the number of potential myocarditis cases.

[Jun 22, 2021] When I got pregnant the first time, my obgyn hands me a list of common foods and drinks to avoid, and now the government wants to inject an experimental drug into me? No thanks

Fauci pushing vaccines is borderline with criminality.
Jun 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

TheMoon , says: June 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm GMT • 6.3 days ago

@Peripatetic Itch pregnant the first time, my obgyn hands me a list of common foods and drinks to avoid, and now the government wants to inject an experimental drug into me? No thanks. You don't even need to go to conspiracies and shadowy research for that one. I have to avoid caffeine, but untested drug is OK?

I don't even want the J&J one (when I'm done with babymaking) even though it seems closer to a traditional vaccine. I read it was something already existing from efforts to develop an HIV shot, but they seem to have a recurring issues with contamination where they manufacture it. Too many diversity hires, maybe.

On the other hand, the MSM seems to downplay the mRNA complications and overplay the J&J ones, which is curious.

Craig Morris , says: June 16, 2021 at 5:44 pm GMT • 6.2 days ago
@TheMoon

J&J also creates spike proteins, it just does it with a viral vector instead of mRNA. Sputnik and Sinovac are traditional vaccines if you can get them.

[Jun 21, 2021] Vaccines Exhibit Reduced Efficacy Against Delta Variant, WHO Doctor Warns

Does WHO try to fearmonger the importance of vaccination using Delta (Indian) mutation as the "eminent threat". While that real problem is that vaccines are much less effective against this train (although probably not to the extent South African mutation wiped out the credibility of the first generation vaccines from the USA, especially Moderna and Johnson & Johnson ( Moderna Developing Vaccine Booster Shot for Virus Strain Identified in South Africa - WSJ "Moderna said its vaccine induced production of neutralizing antibodies against the strain first identified in the U.K., known as B.1.1.7, at levels comparable to prior variants. Yet neutralization decreased sharply in the case of the strain in South Africa, known as B.1.351,"
A weak protection against the South Africa variant suggests the flow of "total vaccination" propaganda and clear deficiencies of several first generation vaccines.
Jun 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

As the mutant COVID-19 strain known as "Delta" picks up steam across Europe and the US, one of the WHO's leading doctors has just expressed concern about recent research published in the Lancet showing that the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines aren't as effective at protecting against "Delta".

Answering a question from a reporter during the organization's regular Monday briefing in Geneva, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said that there is data "showing a reduction in neutralization" for the Delta variant, but not as much as the "Beta" variant - better known as the mutant strain that was first discovered in South Africa.

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Johnny Walker 1 minute ago

"Asking the CDC to look into vaccine safety is like asking the fox to guard the chicken coop."-- Dr Rimland Ph.D.

Unbelievabubble 40 seconds ago

Less WHO doctor, more WITCH doctor.

Mike Rotsch 2 minutes ago

It's kinda like a never-ending Henry Kissinger interview. On one hand, we're told that he's some kind of a genius and master of political science. On the other hand, he has absolutely nothing but a lifetime of consistent and predictable failure to show for it.

[Jun 18, 2021] Hospitals See Surge In Double-Lung Transplants

Actually heard about lung transplant for a young woman during waping epidemic.
Jun 18, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

As scientists start to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on patients and the American medical system more broadly, Bloomberg reports that hospitals across the US have seen a surge in patients receiving single- and double-lung transplants.

Transplants are necessary for only the most serious COVID-19 cases. In these patients - pretty much always patients with comorbidities - COVID-19 ravages the lung tissue, leaving nodules in the lungs incapable of absorbing oxygen from the air and transmitting it to the blood stream. For many patients, the grueling procedure may be the only solution after experiencing the worst lung damage caused by the virus - when the body fails to properly respond to, and heal from, the hyper-inflammatory response provoked by COVID-19.

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Fortunately, COVID-19 vaccines supposedly offer "100% protection" against "severe" COVID-19 symptoms. Though patients with comorbiditis may still be at risk as variants like the "delta" strain continue to spread.


DanishViking 7 hours ago (Edited)

Fear mongering article sourced from Bloomberg (surprised?), pushing the jab narrative

ohm 4 hours ago

If your dumb enough to believe the vaccines are 95% or 100% effective against anything, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2666-5247%2821%2900069-0

Although the RRR considers only participants who could benefit from the vaccine, the absolute risk reduction (ARR), which is the difference between attack rates with and without a vaccine, considers the whole population. ARRs tend to be ignored because they give a much less impressive effect size than RRRs: 1·3% for the AstraZeneca–Oxford, 1·2% for the Moderna–NIH, 1·2% for the J&J, 0·93% for the Gamaleya, and 0·84% for the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccines.

bigjim 2 hours ago remove link

Fortunately, COVID-19 vaccines supposedly offer "100% protection" against "severe" COVID-19 symptoms.

Really? Last I heard, some 30% of the people who have been dying here in the UK had received both jabs.

Dr. Know 3 hours ago (Edited)

"...severe lung damage that did not improve despite prolonged mechanical ventilation"

A number of RNs and MDs have stated that the ventilators cause this damage, especially when turned up too high.

krda 1 hour ago

Bingo. 85% of Covid patients put on ventilators in China died. Something like 50% of people put on ventilators for any cause die.

The damage was caused by the rush to 'ventilators! ventilators! ventilators!' rather than using other treatments which wouldn't have killed them.

Countrygirl1411 2 hours ago

Seems they left out what has happened to one young person because of the covid injection

19-Year-Old College Freshman Dies From Heart Problem One Month After Second Dose of Moderna Vaccine

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/19-year-old-dies-heart-problem-moderna-vaccine/

kjm 1 hour ago remove link

Agreed, watch Dr. (cardiologist) Peter McCullough testifying to the Texas Senate. Essentially he said 85% didn't have to die if treated early and properly. Lung damage would have been avoided as well. I would add massive (30-50 grams, initially and repeated daily until symptoms alleviated) doses of IV vitamin C to the protocol. IV C has been used successfully for more than 70 years on Polio and other viruses. Look up Dr. Klenner.

[Jun 18, 2021] CDC Further Investigating Heart Inflammation Cases After Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 Vaccination

Jun 15, 2021 | www.forbes.com

As I have described before for Forbes , your myocardium is a term for your heart muscles because "myo"¯ stands for "muscle"¯ and "cardium"¯ stands for "heart."¯ Your pericardium is the thin membranous sac that surrounds your heart. The suffix "-itis"¯ stands for being "inflamed."¯ Therefore, myocarditis means that your heart muscles are inflamed. Pericarditis means that your sac is inflamed, the sac around your heart that is.

Typically, you don't want any parts of your heart to be inflamed, unless it is just some kind of metaphor for love. Inflammation can interfere with your heart's ability to pump blood to the rest of your body and lead to abnormal heart rhythms as well. While milder cases can resolve without longer-lasting problems, such conditions could lead to more severe, long-lasting, and even life-threatening consequences. So myocarditis or pericarditis shouldn't be like a mild case of indigestion. You shouldn't say during a date, "oh, it's nothing. Just my myocarditis acting up. What do you want to do after we've finished this pile of oysters?"¯

In June 10 presentation to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee , Tom Shimabukuro, MD, MPH Deputy Director of the CDC's Immunization Safety Office, summarized reports of these conditions from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of the end of May. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the VAERS allows anyone to enter a report of a problem after getting a vaccine, any vaccine. Note that this vaccine safety system accepts all reports from anyone. So in theory, you could report that you became a pink unicorn after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. That's why all reports ultimately need to be reviewed and vetted by medical experts before being taken seriously. For example, you'd have to prove that you are indeed a pink unicorn and that there isn't some other obvious reason for your transformation.

As of May 31, 2021, the VAERS had 789 reported cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in people after they've received doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Most (573) of these reports were from after the second dose. The median times to first noticing symptoms was three days after the first dose and two doses after the second dose, meaning that half of the time symptoms started within a few days of vaccination. Although there were reports of symptoms starting as far as 33 days after the first dose and 80 days after the second dose.

Over half (475) of the 789 reported cases have been among those 30 years and younger. However, so far, only 226 of the 475 cases have met the CDC working case definition, meaning that they indeed seemed to be legitimate cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after the vaccination event. Most (81%) of these cases have had a documented full recovery. The rest either have ongoing symptoms or currently lack follow-up information to determine what's happened.

Of course, this still doesn't mean that all 226 cases were caused by the vaccines. But the 226 is higher than the number of cases that you'd expect among this age group if you just account for other possible causes of myocarditis and pericarditis. As Paul A. Offit, MD, the Director of the Vaccine Education Center and a Professor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , explained in the following video, a number of different viruses can cause myocarditis and many of these tend to circulate during the Spring:

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In fact, as mentioned earlier, one of the viruses that could cause myocarditis or pericarditis is the Covid-19 coronavirus. As described by a recent publication in JAMA Cardiology , a study used cardiac testing to screen competitive athletes in the Big 10 conference who had Covid-19 for any evidence of myocarditis. When just checking for symptoms and not using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 0.31% ended up being diagnosed with myocarditis. Adding cardiac MRIs bumped this number up to 2.3%, meaning that many athletes had myocarditis without having noticeable symptoms.

So keep these numbers in mind when looking at the myocarditis cases after vaccination against Covid-19. A total of 226 cases after vaccination would still make such events very rare and lower than the numbers that might be expected after a Covid-19 coronavirus infection. After all, over 4.85 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and over 4.03 million doses of the Moderna vaccine had already been administered by May 29. Using your abacus and finger and toes to make the appropriate calculates would yield rates of about 2.8 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis per one million first doses administered and 16.1 cases per million second doses administered. Again this is like beef cooked at 120 to 130Āŗ F, still quite rare.

Still, though, this situation merits further investigation. Again, myocarditis or pericaditis are not just "dust yourself off and walk it off"¯ conditions. If you have symptoms of either condition such as chest pain, rapid or abnormal heart rhythms, shortness of breath, or swelling of your legs, ankles and feet, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Of course, these should be unexplained symptoms. So momentary heart palpitations after seeing BTS or a bowl of mac-n-cheese may not count.

For the upcoming ACIP meeting , you do have the opportunity to submit written comments by June 18, 2021, or submit a request to make an oral comment at the meeting no later than 11:59 p.m., EST, on June 16, 2021 . Of course, just because you submit a request doesn't mean that you be allotted the up to three minutes to speak at the meeting. The CDC will have to determine how many of the requests are legitimate versus the "how do I order a hamburger"¯ or "keys seem to stick to my head after vaccination, what are you going to do about it"¯ comments that are unverifiable and not related to the topic at hand. Of the requests that seem to fall within the scope of the meeting, CDC will conduct a lottery to determine who will be able to speak. After all, time will be limited.

At this point, just because the CDC is investigating these cases doesn't mean that you should not get vaccinated. Again myocarditis and pericarditis have been rare occurrences. No one has established cause and effect yet. It remains to be seen whether there were other possible reasons behind the myocarditis and pericarditis cases.

Nevertheless, once again, the CDC and FDA must take all potential serious adverse events seriously. Otherwise, the risk is losing the public's trust.

[Jun 18, 2021] Delta Variant- Pfizer, AstraZeneca Vaccines Shown around80% effectivness after two doses in preventing hospitalizations

Jun 15, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

The Pfizer and BioNTech SE shot is 96% effective against hospitalization after two doses, while the AstraZeneca and University of Oxford Covid inoculation is 92% effective, according to an analysis announced Monday by Public Health England. Those results are comparable with the protection offered against the alpha variant, which first emerged in Britain, the data show.

... Findings in May showed the effectiveness of both vaccines against symptomatic disease from the delta variant was 33% three weeks after the first dose. That study found the Pfizer shot was 88% effective two weeks after the second dose, and that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were 60% effective.

[Jun 14, 2021] Japanese research showed that the Pfizer lipid nano-particle package, presumably with its mRNA cargo intact, did NOT remain in situ in the deltoid muscle, but within hours had spread via the circulation to most of the body

Jun 14, 2021 | www.unz.com

Mulga Mumblebrain , says: June 13, 2021 at 10:10 pm GMT • 8.3 hours ago

@SteveK9

Japanese research showed that the Pfizer lipid nano-particle package, presumably with its mRNA cargo intact, did NOT remain in situ in the deltoid muscle, but within hours had spread via the circulation to most of the body, including bone marrow, and, most markedly, the ovaries.

[Jun 14, 2021] I still prefer to wait for more traditional vaccines to be approved, if I have to be vaccinated at all

Jun 14, 2021 | www.unz.com

Diversity Heretic , says: June 10, 2021 at 12:01 pm GMT • 3.8 days ago

My understanding is that Sputnik is an adenovirus vector vaccine, not really a "traditional" vaccine. The Chinese vaccine is a traditional attenuated virus vaccine and there is a SANOFI protein fragment vaccine in Phase III trials, which I think also uses a proven technology. While I think that Sputnik is better than the messenger RNA genetic treatments, which creep me out, I still prefer to wait for more traditional vaccines to be approved, if I have to be vaccinated at all.

But why design a biological weapon that works best against the elderly and already infirm?

Stephane , says: June 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm GMT • 3.7 days ago

Sputnik V is a traditional vaccine

Actually, no.

It is an adenovirus viral vector vaccine – a "neutered" adenovirus is used as a vector to inject DNA coding for viral proteins in the cells and make them produce/present them to the immune system. In fact it's somewhat similar to what Pfizer or Moderna do with lipidic nanoparticules as vector and mRNA as "source code" for protein synthesis.

This vaccine technology is fairly recent and IIRC only used in four CODID-19 (Suptnik V, AstraZenecca, J&J and one of the Chinese vaccines – maybe two) and two Ebola vaccines.

If you want "traditional", you should look into the sub-unit – for the moment it's Russian EpiVacCorona and CoviVac – or inactivated virus based vaccines, IIRC chinese only for the moment.

SteveK9 , says: June 10, 2021 at 1:29 pm GMT • 3.7 days ago

The primary goal of the response to SARS-Cov-2 was to have everyone in the World forced to have a vaccine on a regular basis. The lies reached mountainous proportions.

I am no more interested in Russia's vaccine than anyone else's. Perhaps it will prove to be somewhat safer, although it also directs the patients cells to produce the spike protein. Perhaps it is not as likely to go everywhere, including the circulatory system, which may make it safer.

But, I see no reason for vaccines for anyone under 70, and for those over 70 and everyone else there are effective treatments, like HCQ and Ivermectin the ban on these will probably end someday, just like the ban on discussing the origins of SARS-Cov-2.

Ultrafart the Brave , says: Website June 10, 2021 at 2:56 pm GMT • 3.6 days ago
@SteveK9 n the Corona Chan bug.

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Levtraro , says: June 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm GMT • 11.3 hours ago
@Ultrafart the Brave he "spike protein", they actually inject it directly, encapsulated in said adenovirus envelope.

You may be misunderstanding how adenovirus vector vaccines work. You are right that these vaccines do not instruct human cells to synthesize the protein (as mRNA vaccines do) but they are not delivering the protein directly, what they do is to carry the gene that synthesizes the protein, the gene is carried in the genetic make up of the adenovirus. The foreign gene is inserted into the adenovirus. Usually a crucial gene for replication of the adenovirus is replaced (gene swapping) with the foreign gene that synthesizes the protein of interest rendering the adenovirus impotent.

[Jun 12, 2021] CDC To Meet On Rare Heart Inflammation Following COVID Vaccine

Jun 12, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

Lung scarring ( Score: 1 , Informative) by defovil901 ( 7969846 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @05:28PM ( #61474844 ) Covid causes lung scarring and heart and organ failure. Wear a mask and get vaccinated!b!bb Reply to This Share Flag as Inappropriate 2 hidden comments Re:Lung scarring ( Score: 5 , Interesting) by clovis ( 4684 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @07:02PM ( #61475072 )

Covid-19 also causes pericarditis in a small number of the people infected.

The problem with the data is that we have no ways of knowing how many of those people had been exposed to coronavirus in the weeks before getting the vaccine, or were people who had the long-term covid-19 problem.

Here is a case of someone for whom pericarditis was the only symptom of infection.

https://casereports.bmj.com/co... [bmj.com] Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Re:Lung scarring ( Score: 5 , Interesting) by im_thatoneguy ( 819432 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @07:57PM ( #61475206 )

Pericarditis or worse. I have a friend who had to have open heart surgery and then died almost a year later. Covid ate his heart. He was young too. Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Re:

Definitely false, at least for COVID, can't comment about the vaccine but I strongly suspect it doesn't apply there. There are multiple cases of people who were perfectly healthy that ended up with severe pulmonary fibrosis, requiring a lung transplant, solely because of COVID. If the patient wasn't otherwise healthy before getting COVID, odds are super high that they wouldn't have even been eligible for transplant anyways as they likely would not even survive the surgery.

Here's a case of a firefighter in p Re:

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Anecdotes aren't scientific proof of anything. There are super-healthy firefighters and special ops soldiers falling dead of coronary and lung disease all the time. I had a family member like that, died at the age of 30 due to an unknown and underlying heart condition, super-fit, was just sitting in the sun one afternoon and dropped dead. You don't need an underlying heart condition...

Any serious disturbance of the immune system homeostasis may result with a secondary streptococcal infection of the heart muscle - i.e. inflammation of the heart muscle.
I.e. Myocarditis.

I've had that twice. Once due to influenza resulting in a high fever, as a teenager. The night of the fever I could barely catch my breath to speak and in the morning mom had to take me by the hand to the local health center which was literally down the road from us.

Ended up in the hospital for couple of weeks as doctors kept Did they cut corners? ( Score: 1 , Troll) by klipclop ( 6724090 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @05:29PM ( #61474852 ) I'm noticing the "rare" cases of side effects are due to lack of data. Then once they actually review, it becomes less rare. I always thought drug approval processes were because large drug companies cut corners and lie in order to get drug approval. This pandemic was a once in a lifetime occurrence and drug reviews should go back to the original process. Reply to This Share Flag as Inappropriate Re: Did they cut corners? ( Score: 3 , Informative) by KamikazeSquid ( 3611985 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @05:32PM ( #61474856 ) Drug and vaccine review processes are only ever tested on otherwise healthy people who aren't taking other medications or have other pre-existing health conditions. They don't really know if the latest drug or vaccine is going to cause negative side effects in certain subgroups of people until they actually roll it out. Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate 2 hidden comments Re: Did they cut corners? ( Score: 5 , Informative) by dirk ( 87083 ) < dirk@one.net > on Thursday June 10, 2021 @10:57PM ( #61475608 ) Homepage

I can't speak to the vaccine review process, but this is completely false for the drug review process. I would in the drug research sphere (I'm in IT, but I have been in it for over 20 years so I know how it works) and you are 100% incorrect. Phase 1 trials are conducted on healthy people. These are usually first in man studies looking for any side effects from the drug, so they want healthy people who are not on other medication. It then goes on to phase 2 trials, which are designed to see if the drug works. So if it is a high blood pressure drug, it is given to people with high blood pressure to see if the drug actually works and does what they want it to. These people are often on other medications. There is not a requirement they not be on other medications unless they know of negative interactions or the other drugs also may do something similar to the drug they are testing (which means the results could be skewed). Then the drug goes onto phase 3 trials which compare the drug to other drugs used for the same thing to see if the new drug performs better.

So as you can see, no, drugs are not "only ever tested on otherwise healthy people who aren't taking other medications or have other pre-existing health conditions". It is true they cannot test the interaction witha ll other drugs or conditions, since that would be practically impossible, but the idea that drugs are not tested on people with any other conditions is completely wrong. Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Re:

Actually, no. But for rare side-effects, there is only "phase 4" testing, i.e. you vaccinate the target population and check what happens. The numbers from the article are too low to be found in any systematic test, simple statistics already gives you that. Nobody can run a drug test on about 10M people and that is what you would need here. Re:Did they cut corners? ( Score: 5 , Insightful) by Xest ( 935314 ) on Thursday June 10, 2021 @05:47PM ( #61474896 )

I don't think so; typically medicines are always updated post approval when they're in the open market and new side effects are found because realistically if you're talking about a 1 in 500,000 issue the ability to even get 500,000 test subjects for most medicines is flat out impossible because a lot of the time you're talking about medicines for conditions that there just aren't even that many people suffering from it at any given time. The only reason it's making headlines this time is because we're talking about medicines that everyone is getting, so those rare case are, in absolute numbers, more obvious.

If you have a vaccine for something that i