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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 due to 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-18epidemic. 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 average age of people who dies from COVID does not differ from the average age of people who die during each calendar year raises serious questions.

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 including into it all age groups.  For children this is probably a criminal idea. For healthy people younger then 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? 

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.

Only for people over 65 the value of vaccine has far greater ground.  But here the 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. Another currently unconfirmed danger (discovered initially for Pfizer vaccine) is that it might increase your chanced of getting degenerative neurological deceases like Alzheimer. 

I think efficiency will drop over time requiring frequent booster shots as well as new virus strains that render the current vaccine useless. Time will tell.

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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 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.

  5. Indian mutation was first identified on 5 October 2020 and officially named B.1.617. It almost certainly is playing a part in the very sharp spike in the epidemic in India. 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:

    • E484Q. The mutation at position 484, a glutamic acid-to-glutamine substitution, confers the variant stronger binding potential to hACE2 (the human ACE2 receptor), as well as better ability to evade hosts' immune systems, to B.1.617 in comparison to other variants.[8]
    • L452R. The mutation at position 452, a leucine-to-arginine substitution, confers stronger affinity of the spike protein for the ACE2 receptor and decreased recognition capability of the immune system.[8][11] These mutations, when taken individually, are not unique to the variant; rather, their simultaneous occurrence is.[8][5]
    • P681R. This is a mutation at position 681, a proline-to-arginine substitution, which, according to William A. Haseltine, may boost cell-level infectivity of the variant "by facilitating cleavage of the S precursor protein to the active S1/S2 configuration".[12]

Wikipedia lists some additional major variants. See

Several notable variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerged in late 2020.

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 covi-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 efficinet (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The development of vaccines can take years. 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 like a pharma lobbyist then an independent iridologist.  He pushed vaccine over any other treatments. Which might be a huge mistake.

Why does it take so long? 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

This is a completely new  type of vaccine. Which in case of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines is a gene therapy, not vaccinations. 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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[May 15, 2021] Colorado vaccination site shuts down early after 11 people have 'expected' adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, officia

May 15, 2021 | www.cnn.com

(CNN) A Colorado mass vaccination site paused operations this week after 11 people experienced adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine . More than 1,700 people received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a soccer stadium where the state of Colorado and health care provider Centura Health operate a mass vaccination site . The 11 people reported feeling nauseous and dizzy after they were vaccinated, Colorado health officials said. Two of the patients were transported to a hospital "out of an abundance of caution," while the other nine were given juice and water to recover, according to a statement from the Colorado State Joint Information Center. Don't freak out if you get these side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine. They can actually be a good sign Don't freak out if you get these side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine. They can actually be a good sign Officials didn't elaborate on the two hospital patients' conditions. "The state has no reason to believe that people who were vaccinated today at Dick's Sporting Goods Park should be concerned," state health officials said. The site closed early on Wednesday afternoon, before another 640 people were scheduled to receive their vaccine. Their appointments have been rescheduled to Sunday, Centura Health said. Enter your email to subscribe to the CNN Five Things Newsletter. "close Email Capture Inline Zone" CNN Five Things logo Do you want the news summarized each morning? We've got you. Sign Me Up By subscribing you agree to our privacy policy. Despite the hospital transport, the side effects the 11 patients reported were "consistent with what can be expected" from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Covid-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman said in a statement. "We know it can be alarming to hear about people getting transported to the hospital, and we want to assure Coloradoans that the CDC and public health are closely monitoring all the authorized vaccines continually," Bookman said. "Based on everything we know, it remains true that the best vaccine to get is the one you can get the soonest." Severe side effects from Covid-19 vaccines are rare It's relatively common to experience side effects from any of the three vaccines available in the US -- about 10% to 15% of volunteers in vaccine trials developed "quite noticeable side effects," former Operation Warp Speed Chief Scientific Adviser Moncef Slaoui said late last year. The most common side effects are arm soreness, fatigue, body aches and, in some cases, a low-grade fever. Nausea, like the 11 patients in Colorado experienced, headaches and swelling at the injection site may occur, too, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Severe side effects, like an allergic reaction, are far less common, occurring around every two to five per million people, Baylor College of Medicine dean Dr. Peter Hotez told CNN earlier this month . Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective Health officials continue to combat the stigma that Johnson & Johnson is a lesser vaccine than the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot offerings, which a recent CDC study found are 90% effective at preventing Covid-19. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine was found to be 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe illness. It's difficult to draw comparisons between Johnson & Johnson and the two-shot alternatives, though, because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was studied after highly contagious variants of coronavirus were discovered, said Dr. Leana Wen , a CNN medical analyst. The vaccine was found to be effective in preventing severe disease in South Africa, where a contagious variant became dominant, and no patients who received the vaccine were hospitalized or died. "Having a vaccine that is clearly effective against this type of mutation is a distinct advantage," she told CNN in March.

CNN's Holly Yan and Katia Hetter contributed to this report.

[May 13, 2021] Blood Expert Says He Found Why Some Covid-19 Vaccines Trigger Rare Clots - WSJ

May 13, 2021 | www.wsj.com

In Germany, one researcher thinks he has found what is triggering the clots. Andreas Greinacher, a blood expert, and his team at the University of Greifswald believe so-called viral vector vaccines -- which use modified harmless cold viruses, known as adenoviruses, to convey genetic material into vaccine recipients to fight the coronavirus -- could cause an autoimmune response that leads to blood clots. According to Prof. Greinacher, that reaction could be tied to stray proteins and a preservative he has found in the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Prof. Greinacher and his team has just begun examining Johnson & Johnson's vaccine but has identified more than 1,000 proteins in AstraZeneca's vaccine derived from human cells, as well as a preservative known as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, or EDTA. Their hypothesis is that EDTA, which is common to drugs and other products, helps those proteins stray into the bloodstream, where they bind to a blood component called platelet factor 4, or PF4, forming complexes that activate the production of antibodies.

The inflammation caused by the vaccines, combined with the PF4 complexes, could trick the immune system into believing the body had been infected by bacteria, triggering an archaic defense mechanism that then runs out of control and causes clotting and bleeding.

Prof. Andreas Greinacher is looking at the possible cause of an autoimmune response that leads to blood clots. PHOTO: MANUELA JANKE/UMG

Prof. Greinacher has compared the activation of the dormant response -- which has been supplanted in the evolution of the human immune system, but still lurks in its foundations -- to "awakening a sleeping dragon."

Prof. John Kelton of McMaster University in Canada, whose outfit runs Canada's reference lab for testing patients with blood-clotting symptoms after vaccination, said the lab replicated some of Prof. Greinacher's research and confirmed his findings.

... ... ...

One reason vaccine-induced clotting might not have been reported in the past is because shots using viral vector technology haven't been administered at scale. The Russian vaccine Sputnik V and the shot by CanSino Biologics from China use the same technology as AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, but haven't been linked to the condition so far.

The only similar shot widely administered before the pandemic is one against Ebola by Johnson & Johnson, which was given to at least 60,000 people as of last July.

Clotting occurs between one in 28,000 and one in 100,000, according to European data -- extremely rare amid the hundreds of millions of doses administered so far, yet higher than one in 150,000 previously assumed by some medical authorities, Prof. Greinacher said. Most of the hundreds of people who have been diagnosed recover, but between a fifth and a third have died, and others could suffer permanent consequences.

Data from U.S. and European regulators so far suggest young women are primarily affected by the condition. But several scientists, including Sabine Eichinger, a senior Austrian hematologist who treated one of the first-known patients, have said the correlation could reflect that medical workers and teachers were among the first to get the vaccines in Europe, and the majority of them are younger women .

Anton Pottegĺrd, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark, co-wrote a study of more than 280,000 people in Denmark and Norway who received the AstraZeneca vaccine. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal on May 5, found the incidence of rare but severe blood clots among vaccine recipients was 2.5 in 100,000.

[May 13, 2021] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 97% effective against symptomatic infection and 86% effective against asymptomatic infection.

May 13, 2021 | www.wsj.com

One recent study among healthcare workers in Israel estimated that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 97% effective against symptomatic infection and 86% effective against asymptomatic infection.

[May 12, 2021] Germany introduces surveillance of "Covid deniers" and "anti-Vaxxers

May 12, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

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Germany introduces surveillance of "Covid deniers" and "anti-Vaxxers" https://politnew.com/world/4874-germany-introduces-surveillance-of-covid-deniers-and-anti-vaxxers.html

[May 11, 2021] India Struggles to Keep Pace With Coronavirus Variants

For such a large country it is reasonable to expect the new mutations will emerge or already emerged: " India is sequencing far less than 1% of daily positive samples. An early goal was to aim for 5% of cases, but that became unrealistic once cases ballooned. The world leader, the U.K., has been sequencing up to 10% of samples at points in the pandemic."
May 11, 2021 | www.wsj.com

... the B.1.617 variant is outpacing other variants, including the variant first identified in the U.K.

... B.1.617 is the fourth to be classified by the WHO as a variant of concern. The U.N. agency has also given the same designation to the B.1.1.7 variant, the B.1.35 variant found in South Africa and the P.1 variant discovered by researchers in Brazil.

Recent research on the B.1.617 variant -- not yet peer-reviewed and published -- has shown that it broke through to infect fully vaccinated staff at a hospital in New Delhi, though none of them got seriously ill. A separate paper, also available before publication, found that the variant showed evasion against a drug cocktail often used on Covid-19 patients and that it had better entry into some cell lines, mainly in the lungs and gut. The paper also found the variant "evaded antibodies induced by infection or vaccination, although with moderate efficiency."

[May 10, 2021] Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Shot Cleared for Adolescents in U.S. - Bloomberg

May 10, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE 's Covid-19 vaccine was cleared for use in children age 12 to 15 in the U.S., paving the way for the mass vaccination of middle- and high-school students before the next school year.

The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Monday that it had expanded the shot's original emergency use authorization to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age.

[May 10, 2021] Pfizer CEO Says Third Covid Vaccine Dose Likely Needed Within 12 Months

May 10, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(cnbc.com) 408 booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated . His comments were made public Thursday but were taped April 1. From a report: Bourla said it's possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually. "A likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a third dose, somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there will be an annual revaccination, but all of that needs to be confirmed. And again, the variants will play a key role," he told CNBC's Bertha Coombs during an event with CVS Health. "It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said. The comment comes after Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC in February that people may need to get vaccinated against Covid-19 annually, just like seasonal flu shots. Researchers still don't know how long protection against the virus lasts once someone has been fully vaccinated.

[May 09, 2021] Death of fully vaccinated US expert in India sparks worry over Pfizer s efficacy against COVID-19 double mutant

May 09, 2021 | www.globaltimes.cn

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Death of fully vaccinated US expert in India sparks worry over Pfizer's efficacy against COVID-19 double mutant By Fan Anqi and Lou Kang Published: May 05, 2021 08:48 PM

Medical workers prepare an oxygen parlor for COVID-19 patients in Kolkata, India, May 3, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been dragged into the spotlight over efficacy concerns against the new double mutant variant first found in India after an infectious disease specialist from the US, who had received two Pfizer shots prior to his arrival in India, passed away after testing positive for coronavirus at the age of 81, local media reported on Wednesday.

Although there is no direct evidence showing reduced efficacy of Pfizer vaccines against the new mutated strain, previous studies suggest a reduced protection rate against other variants, health experts reached by the Global Times said.

Dr Rajendra Kapila, a professor at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey specializing in infectious diseases, arrived in India in late March and was scheduled to fly back to the US in mid-April, but he found he was infected with COVID-19 on April 8 and was later admitted to Delhi's Shanti Mukund Hospital, local media the Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday.

He died at the hospital on April 28, the report said, but no details on the cause of his death have been disclosed, nor has it been specified if Kapila was infected with the double mutated virus.

"For the last one year I have been working at a COVID-19 lab in New Jersey and had ensured a safe environment at home," said Dr Deepti, Kapila's wife who traveled with him to India. "It is ironic that we came to India for two weeks and he contracted it here," she said, Hindustan Times reported.

Mainstream Western media have stayed silent on Kapila's death, and the Shanti Mukund Hospital did not reply to the Global Times' inquiry as of press time.

However, reports have been circulating on social media such as Reddit since May, which said that Kapila had died from undisclosed complications of COVID-19. A Facebook user named Neha Majmudar, who claimed he had been given consent from a family friend of Kapila, replied under a post that "Kapila had history of diabetes and CAD S/P stents… and passed away following a massive heart attack in the early morning hours." But this information cannot be verified so far.

People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccination at a government school in Delhi, India, on May 3, 2021. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)

India's National Institute of Virology shared limited data on the double mutant virus strain in April, which showed that of the 361 genome-sequenced samples collected between January and March this year, 220 of them - almost 61 percent - had carried the double mutation, Indian Express reported.

In another article, the Indian Express said that the strain, also known as the B.1.617 variant, is fast replacing the previous variant in south India and is becoming dominant, according to scientists at a local Indian research center on Tuesday.

Tao Lina, a Shanghai-based vaccine expert, told the Global Times on Wednesday there is no direct evidence showing whether the Pfizer vaccine is effective on this variant or not, while noting that China-developed inactivated vaccines might be more effective against the double mutant than mRNA ones.

"Technically, Pfizer vaccine uses human cells to synthesize S protein in the human body to produce antibodies, whereas China-developed vaccines, including Sinovac and Sinopharm, use inactivated viruses as antibodies, which may cover more variants than Pfizer does," Tao said.

Tao added that while the efficacy of Pfizer against the new double mutant remains unknown, previous medical studies suggested a reduced efficacy rate of Pfizer shots against other COVID-19 variants.

"The human body develops resistance to vaccines, and the variants may need even five or six doses of vaccine instead of merely two to produce enough protection," he noted.

Chinese experts also warned that seniors, people who are obese and those with chronic diseases may have a reduced response to vaccines, while urging India to conduct further research on Kapila's case.

According to the World Health Organization on Wednesday, over the past week India accounted for nearly half, or 46 percent, of the world's total COVID-19 infections, and a quarter of global death toll.

According to a press release on its official website, Pfizer said its vaccines show a 95.3 percent efficacy rate against severe COVID-19 cases, which has been defined by the US Food and Drug Administration.

[May 09, 2021] https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765

May 09, 2021 | www.nejm.org

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[May 09, 2021] How a Researcher 'Clinging To the Fringes of Academia' Helped Develop a Covid-19 Vaccine

May 09, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(nytimes.com) 64 Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday April 11, 2021 @03:34PM from the big-thank-you dept. Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: The New York Times tells the story of Hungarian-born Dr. Kariko, whose father was a butcher and who growing up had never met a scientist â€" but knew they wanted to be one . Despite earning a Ph.D. at Hungary's University of Szeged and working as a postdoctoral fellow at its Biological Research Center, Kariko never found a permanent position after moving to the U.S., "instead clinging to the fringes of academia."

Now 66 years old, Dr. Kariko is suddenly being hailed as "one of the heroes of Covid-19 vaccine development," after spending an entire career focused on mRNA, "convinced mRNA could be used to instruct cells to make their own medicines, including vaccines."
From the article: For many years her career at the University of Pennsylvania was fragile. She migrated from lab to lab, relying on one senior scientist after another to take her in. She never made more than $60,000 a year... She needed grants to pursue ideas that seemed wild and fanciful. She did not get them, even as more mundane research was rewarded. "When your idea is against the conventional wisdom that makes sense to the star chamber, it is very hard to break out," said Dr. David Langer, a neurosurgeon who has worked with Dr. Kariko... Kariko's husband, Bela Francia, manager of an apartment complex, once calculated that her endless workdays meant she was earning about a dollar an hour.
The Times also describes a formative experience in 1989 with cardiologist Elliot Barnathan: One fateful day, the two scientists hovered over a dot-matrix printer in a narrow room at the end of a long hall. A gamma counter, needed to track the radioactive molecule, was attached to a printer. It began to spew data.

Their detector had found new proteins produced by cells that were never supposed to make them â€" suggesting that mRNA could be used to direct any cell to make any protein, at will.

"I felt like a god," Dr. Kariko recalled.
Yet Kariko was eventually left without a lab or funds for research, until a chance meeting at a photocopying machine led to a partnership with Dr. Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania: "We both started writing grants," Dr. Weissman said. "We didn't get most of them. People were not interested in mRNA. The people who reviewed the grants said mRNA will not be a good therapeutic, so don't bother.'" Leading scientific journals rejected their work. When the research finally was published , in Immunity , it got little attention... "We talked to pharmaceutical companies and venture capitalists. No one cared," Dr. Weissman said. "We were screaming a lot, but no one would listen."

Eventually, though, two biotech companies took notice of the work: Moderna, in the United States, and BioNTech, in Germany. Pfizer partnered with BioNTech, and the two now help fund Dr. Weissman's lab.

[May 09, 2021] Teens Fully Protected By Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine, Company Says

The question is why the vaccine needed for teen, not if they are protected or not. If not natural immunity better then immunity from Pfizer vaccine and teenagers not in danger of getting virus pneumonia in any case -- the main rational for the development of Pfizer vaccine.
May 09, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(arstechnica.com) 91 Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday March 31, 2021 @06:40PM from the vaccinated-adolescents dept. An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica:

Adolescents ages 12 to 15 were completely protected from symptomatic COVID-19 after being vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine in a small Phase III clinical trial, Pfizer reported in a press release Wednesday.

The company also said that the vaccine was well-tolerated in the age group, spurring only the standard side effects seen in people ages 16 to 25. The vaccine is already authorized for use in people age 16 and over.

The vaccine appeared more effective at spurring defensive immune responses in adolescents ages 12 to 15 than in the 16- to 25-year-old group, producing even higher levels of antibodies that were able to neutralize SARS-CoV-2. In a measure of neutralizing antibodies, vaccinated youths in the new trial had geometric mean titers (GMTs) of 1,239.5, compared with the GMTs of 705.1 previously seen in those ages 16 to 25, Pfizer noted.

The trial involved 2,260 adolescents ages 12 to 15, of which 1,131 were vaccinated and 1,129 received a placebo.

There were 18 cases of symptomatic COVID-19 in the trial, all of which were in the placebo group.

In today's press release, the company trumpeted that the vaccine demonstrated "100 percent efficacy." The trial was not primarily designed to assess efficacy, however. It was primarily assessing relative immune responses, so it will require more data to fully evaluate efficacy.

Additionally, Pfizer and BioNTech have only released top-line trial results, not the full data from the trial, which has not been peer-reviewed.

[May 09, 2021] Scientist Behind COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Says Her Team's Next Target Is Cancer

May 09, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(www.cbc.ca The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and that the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge -- cancer . Ozlem Tureci, who founded the German company BioNTech with her husband, Ugur Sahin, was working on a way to harness the body's immune system to tackle tumors when they learned last year of an unknown virus infecting people in China. Over breakfast, the couple decided to apply the technology they'd been researching for two decades to the new threat.

Britain authorized BioNTech's mRNA vaccine for use in December, followed a week later by Canada. Dozens of other countries, including the U.S., have followed suit and tens of millions of people worldwide have since received the shot developed together with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. [...] As BioNTech's profile has grown during the pandemic, so has its value, adding much-needed funds the company will be able to use to pursue its original goal of developing a new tool against cancer. The vaccine made by BioNTech-Pfizer and U.S. rival Moderna uses messenger RNA, or mRNA, to carry instructions into the human body for making proteins that prime it to attack a specific virus. The same principle can be applied to get the immune system to take on tumors.

"We have several different cancer vaccines based on mRNA," said Tureci. Asked when such a therapy might be available, Tureci said "that's very difficult to predict in innovative development. But we expect that within only a couple of years, we will also have our vaccines [against] cancer at a place where we can offer them to people." For now, Tureci and Sahin are trying to ensure the vaccines governments have ordered are delivered and that the shots respond effectively to any new mutation in the virus.

[May 09, 2021] Variant From the UK Likely Accounts for Up To 30% of Covid Infections in US, Fauci Says

May 09, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(cnbc.com) 131 Posted by msmash on Friday March 19, 2021 @03:25PM from the closer-look dept.

The highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. likely accounts for up to 30% of Covid-19 infections in the United States , White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. From a report:

The variant, called B.1.1.7, has also been reported in at least 94 countries and detected in 50 jurisdictions in the U.S., Fauci said during a White House news briefing on the pandemic, adding that the numbers are likely growing. The U.K. first identified the B.1.1.7 strain, which appears to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, last fall. It has since spread across the world, including the U.S., Fauci said. U.S. researchers have identified 5,567 cases through genetic sequencing as of Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S. health officials say the variant could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by the end of this month or in early April. New variants are especially a concern for public health officials as they could become more resistant to antibody treatments and vaccines. Top health officials, including Fauci, have urged Americans to get vaccinated as quickly as possible, saying the virus can't mutate if it can't infect hosts and replicate.

[May 09, 2021] Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

Apr 02, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(wtxl.com) 368 Posted by BeauHD on Friday April 02, 2021 @05:20PM from the freedom-vs-safety dept. New submitter v1 writes:

"Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday forbidding local governments and businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine ," reports WTXL-TV. In addition to local businesses and governments, this move is certain to rub the restarting cruise ship businesses the wrong way. Let the lawsuits begin!

The executive order reads, in part: "No Florida government entity, or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party, or otherwise publish or share any individual's COVID-19 vaccination record or similar health information."

The full executive order can be found here (PDF)

[May 09, 2021] Reaching 'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely in the US, Experts Now Believe

May 09, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

(nytimes.com) 505 Posted by msmash on Monday May 03, 2021 @12:07PM from the closer-look dept. Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy. From a report :

Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for the coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term "herd immunity" came to signify the endgame: the point when enough Americans would be protected from the virus so we could be rid of the pathogen and reclaim our lives. Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable -- at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever. Instead, they are coming to the conclusion that rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.

How much smaller is uncertain and depends in part on how much of the nation, and the world, becomes vaccinated and how the coronavirus evolves. It is already clear, however, that the virus is changing too quickly, new variants are spreading too easily and vaccination is proceeding too slowly for herd immunity to be within reach anytime soon. Continued immunizations, especially for people at highest risk because of age, exposure or health status, will be crucial to limiting the severity of outbreaks, if not their frequency, experts believe. "The virus is unlikely to go away," said Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist at Emory University in Atlanta.

"But we want to do all we can to check that it's likely to become a mild infection." The shift in outlook presents a new challenge for public health authorities. The drive for herd immunity -- by the summer, some experts once thought possible -- captured the imagination of large segments of the public. To say the goal will not be attained adds another "why bother" to the list of reasons that vaccine skeptics use to avoid being inoculated.

Yet vaccinations remain the key to transforming the virus into a controllable threat, experts said. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Biden administration's top adviser on Covid-19, acknowledged the shift in experts' thinking. "People were getting confused and thinking you're never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is," he said.

[May 09, 2021] Economists Disagree Over How Much Covid-19 'Herd Immunity' Needed for Recovery

There is no or very little (depending of type of vaccine) immunity from South African mutation in the USA for people who already were vaccinated.
From comments: "Herd Immunity or Heard on the Street immunity? COVID was way over-played in order to get Biden in the WH. Now the shoes on the other foot and the Herd Concept is eroding pretty darn fast"... "Here in the US, it's undeniable that the quantity of covid cases were intentionally over counted -- likely for political reasons."
"If the re-infection rate is near zero and those who are the most vulnerable are 95% inoculated why should the remaining unvaccinated (mostly youth) be needed to reach herd immunity? Their reaction to COVID-19 is either undetectable or no worse than a mild cold. Some people, journalists, just do not want to think and/or act logically."
Notable quotes:
"... For example, there is no herd immunity from South African mutation in the USA for those who were immunized with the Moderna vaccine and Johnson and Johnson vaccine ..."
"... And more mutations will follow this and the next year. So the concept of "herd immunity" when applied to coronaviruses looks to me fuzzy; in this sense this is the goal that the nation probably can't achieve. Remember the "flattering of the curve" fiasco in NYC. Quarantine measures were completely decimated by Floyd-gate riots and authorities were forced to swallow the bitter pill. Measures they advocated proved to be useless and economically damaging. ..."
"... Coronaviruses like C19 are a moving target. Moreover, there are large swats of the US population that have weakened immune system (including some seniors) who that does not respond to vaccination, creating no protection. In large cities like NYC they will serve as the reservoir of virus mutations vaccination, or no vaccination. ..."
"... We have Fauci making unfounded statements that confuse everyone and now economists are going to tell us when herd immunity will become operative. Can't do any worse than the 'media docs'. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Some view herd immunity -- the point at which a critical mass of a population become immune to a disease-causing virus or bacteria -- as a key factor in determining when Covid-19 will be conquered and economies will return to normal. Until herd immunity is reached, some say, governments will restrict activities to prevent the disease's spread, resulting in fewer goods and services being produced and consumed.

Other economists say businesses can reopen and economic activity can rebound without full herd immunity, and likely will.

Part of the challenge for economists is that it is hard to know exactly when a given place will achieve herd immunity, if ever. For Covid-19 , epidemiologists generally believe it will require having at least 60% to 80% of a population develop antibodies, curbing the virus's ability to spread.

... ... ...

Economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have tried to incorporate immunity estimates into their forecasts by looking at daily vaccination progress around the world and take account of estimates of how many people have already been infected.

According to their calculations, 60% of the population in the U.S. and U.K. are already immune to Covid-19; the biggest economies of Europe will get there by August.

Serg Bezrukov

I agree with Umesh Patil.

For example, there is no herd immunity from South African mutation in the USA for those who were immunized with the Moderna vaccine and Johnson and Johnson vaccine .

And more mutations will follow this and the next year. So the concept of "herd immunity" when applied to coronaviruses looks to me fuzzy; in this sense this is the goal that the nation probably can't achieve. Remember the "flattering of the curve" fiasco in NYC. Quarantine measures were completely decimated by Floyd-gate riots and authorities were forced to swallow the bitter pill. Measures they advocated proved to be useless and economically damaging.

Coronaviruses like C19 are a moving target. Moreover, there are large swats of the US population that have weakened immune system (including some seniors) who that does not respond to vaccination, creating no protection. In large cities like NYC they will serve as the reservoir of virus mutations vaccination, or no vaccination.

Rick Schaler SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago

We have Fauci making unfounded statements that confuse everyone and now economists are going to tell us when herd immunity will become operative. Can't do any worse than the 'media docs'.

Umesh Patil

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[May 07, 2021] What Are No-Vaxxers Thinking by DEREK THOMPSON

May 07, 2021 | www.theatlantic.com

MAY 3, 2021

Many people I spoke with said they trusted their immune system to protect them. "Nobody ever looks at it from the perspective of a guy who's like me," Bradley Baca, a 39-year-old truck driver in Colorado, told me. "As an essential worker, my life was never going to change in the pandemic, and I knew I was going to get COVID no matter what. Now I think I've got the antibodies, so why would I take a risk on the vaccine?"

Some had already recovered from COVID-19 and considered the vaccine unnecessary. "In December 2020 I tested positive and experienced many symptoms," said Derek Perrin, a 31-year-old service technician in Connecticut. "Since I have already survived one recorded bout with this virus, I see no reason to take a vaccine that has only been approved for emergency use. I trust my immune system more than this current experiment."

Others were worried that the vaccines might have long-term side effects. "As a Black American descendant of slavery, I am bottom caste, in terms of finances," Georgette Russell, a 40-year-old resident of New Jersey, told me. "The fact that there is no way to sue the government or the pharmaceutical company if I have any adverse reactions is highly problematic to me."

Many people said they had read up on the risk of COVID-19 to people under 50 and felt that the pandemic didn't pose a particularly grave threat. "The chances of me dying from a car accident are higher than my dying of COVID," said Michael Searle, a 36-year-old who owns a consulting firm in Austin, Texas. "But it's not like I don't get in my car."

And many others said that perceived liberal overreach had pushed them to the right. "Before March 2020, I was a solid progressive Democrat," Jenin Younes, a 37-year-old attorney, said. "I am so disturbed by the Democrats' failure to recognize the importance of civil liberties. I'll vote for anyone who takes a strong stand for civil liberties and doesn't permit the erosion of our fundamental rights that we are seeing now." Baca, the Colorado truck driver, also told me he didn't vote much before the pandemic, but the perception of liberal overreach had a strong politicizing effect. "When COVID hit, I saw rights being taken away. So in 2020, I voted for the first time in my life, and I voted all the way Republican down the ballot."

...

the no-vaxxers I spoke with just don't care. They've traveled, eaten in restaurants, gathered with friends inside, gotten COVID-19 or not gotten COVID-19, survived, and decided it was no big deal. What's more, they've survived while flouting the advice of the CDC, the WHO, Anthony Fauci, Democratic lawmakers, and liberals, whom they don't trust to give them straight answers on anything virus-related.

The no-vaxxers' reasoning is motivated too. Specifically, they're motivated to distrust public-health authorities who they've decided are a bunch of phony neurotics, and they're motivated to see the vaccines as a risky pharmaceutical experiment, rather than as a clear breakthrough that might restore normal life (which, again, they barely stopped living). This is the no-vaxxer deep story in a nutshell: I trust my own cells more than I trust pharmaceutical goop; I trust my own mind more than I trust liberal elites .
... "I've lost all faith in the media and public-health officials,"said Myles Pindus, a 24-year-old in Brooklyn, who told me he is skeptical of the mRNA vaccines and is interested in the Johnson & Johnson shot. "It might sound crazy, but I'd rather go to Twitter and check out a few people I trust than take guidance from the CDC, or WHO, or Fauci," Baca, the Colorado truck driver, told me. Other no-vaxxers offered similar appraisals of various Democrats and liberals, but they were typically less printable.

DEREK THOMPSON is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, technology, and the media. He is the author of Hit Makers and the host of the podcast Crazy/Genius .

[May 07, 2021] Seychelles, World's Most Vaccinated Country, Hit by Covid Surge....Including Among the Vaccinated -

May 07, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Ignacio , May 7, 2021 at 4:41 am

Colonel, thanks a lot for your reporting.

I think that we are collectively failing to understand what can we expect from a campaign of massive vaccination against a respiratory virus and more particularly against a respiratory virus that is transmitted with relative ease amongst humans.

I think I have written about this here more than once, twice, etc. Talking about 'immunity' doesn't make much sense in a case like this. There is not a barrier (except some difficulties the mucosae impose) to virus entry into the upper respiratory tract and as long as viable particles enter in numbers high enough we will be infected even if we have a humoral response (antibodies). It is only that the load will have to be increased if you have some antibodies spread into the URT mucosae. Instead of taking about 'immunity' or a barrier we should think about vaccination as inducing quantitative protection. The level of protection will very much depend on the levels of neutralizing antibodies on the nasopharyngeal mucosae compared with the entry load. So, if you have high enough levels of antibodies you can be deemed as 'fairly immune'. The levels of antibodies in the mucosae depend very much on the levels in blood since these cross the circulatory system to spread around the epithelial tissues of the mucosae.

Unfortunately, to maintain high levels there, where it matters, would require high level antibody production and sustained in time, something our body cannot afford (particularly keeping in mind the many virus serotypes that can enter through our respiratory system). In the best cases you will be fairly immune for some time after the second shot. Sinovac does not distinguish herself by inducing particularly high levels of neutralizing antibodies compared with other vaccines so it may well be the case that one is 'fairly immune' just for a short time, let's say for instance, a few weeks.

But this not the whole story, fortunately. Whether you are fairly, moderately or barely immune to virus entry in the URT when you have been infected or vaccinated before, not totally naive to the Coronavirus, for instance with the Sinovac vaccine your chances to fight the new infection are much better now and there is a range of immune tools that might prevent further progression of the disease into the worst outcomes: you have memory cells that will wake up fast, and with the chance of producing new antibodies against new variants that are somehow different, and you indeed will have a faster cellular response that will help against progression.

I think it would be very important to have a follow up of these new infections in Seychelles and compare the development of severe respiratory syndrome between those vaccinated and infected with those that weren't vaccinated. IMO, there will lie the real efficiency of the Sinovac vaccine and my guess is that the incidence of severe or fatal outcomes will be very much reduced within those vaccinated.

ambrit , May 6, 2021 at 12:59 pm

First, most, if not all commercial passenger carrying airliners have fully enclosed cabins with heavily recycled air. I'd imagine that airliners would have efficient air filtration systems, considering the exudations and miasmas Terran humans emit. On extended flights, the degree of inter-personal air mixing probably approaches 100%. There have been several graphical presentations of the transmission paths for viruses in enclosed spaces here over the past year. So, the airliner itself, perhaps not so much a factor in virus transmission.

The airports are where the major viral mixing would happen. International airports are huge places, usually enclosed with 'tempered' air. The theme of the insufficiencies of the air filtration systems in public spaces has come up here before.

I would compare giant enclosed public spaces to petri dishes. Mix your 'ingredients' and see what grows.

Of interest to the 'curious' personality type, a long PDF from NASA outlining the computed requirements and ancillary items for a space station. From 1982. Atmospheric considerations are part of section 10.0.

What the NASA document shows me is that we can do the "right thing," when motivated and funded. At least, we could do so forty years ago.

I am reminded forcefully of the follies of the PMC/Meritocrat politico class when I consider that both the Space Shuttle Challenger and Space Shuttle Colombia disasters could have been avoided if the relevant 'expert's' warnings had been heeded. Both disasters were the result of politically motivated decisions by NASA middle managers, aided and abetted by NASA upper management's craven careerism.

The 'national' response to the Pandemic is of a piece with the Space Shuttle disasters. The Laws of Institutions 'select' for cowards and conformists.

See: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19820012330/downloads/19820012330.pdf

TimmyB , May 6, 2021 at 10:10 pm

This article explains the problems with passenger jet cabin air. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-clean-and-safe-is-a-planes-cabin-air

fresno dan , May 6, 2021 at 9:24 am

As a microbiologist, humans may be facing a reality that is inescapable. For eons, humans had no defense against infectious diseases except what evolution provided. Pasteur published his germ theory around 1860. Success in developing effective vaccines against scourges to humanity followed and was truly amazing. And as is wont with humans, taken for granted. Look at mortality tables of the 19th century and it is startling to modern sensibilities.

I think we have reached the point that the truth of the matter is that microbes ability to evolve will exceed our ability to mount defenses. The fact that measures against microbial pathogens succeeded so well for so long does not mean that they will continue to succeed.

I am vaccinated, and I have a long list of co-morbidities that put me at great peril. I hope measures can be implemented that will be effective – I like living. But I think the truth of the matter is that humans ability to control the environment is much less than humans suppose. And that is if a significant majority of humans do the rational thing – which considering that the proposition that a significant majority of humans are rational, is a dubious proposition.

flora , May 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm

I think we have reached the point that the truth of the matter is that microbes ability to evolve will exceed our ability to mount defenses.

Especially with a little help from human scientists doing gain-of-function experiments. / ;) (paging Dr. Frankensteen)

Maritimer , May 6, 2021 at 4:31 pm

For, GOF, look no further than Fauci.
https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

Also, let's not forget the mining of US and global health by the 'food' scientists who design unnutritious food that tastes good. And the behavioural scientists who are more than willing for a $ to research and design methods to sell that "food". Human health is under attack by science.

All this while the esteemed Epidemiologists, Virologists, etc. stand obliviously and silently by.

Pedro , May 6, 2021 at 5:36 pm

There is no herd immunity for COVID19. Period. As there never was herd immunity to the cold or to the flu.
Even if you were able to vaccinate 100% of the population all in the same day there still would not be herd immunity. I wish people understood this once and for all.

Raymond Sim , May 6, 2021 at 8:08 pm

I would quibble: There is currently no prospect of lasting herd immunity of the sort that could prevent further epidemics absent competent public health measures to monitor for and suppress the outbreaks that will inevitably occur.

TimmyB , May 6, 2021 at 10:32 pm

Monitoring and suppressing future outbreaks isn't "herd immunity." Not even close.

Instead, it's using the tried and true methods of disease control that Vietnam, New Zealand and other countries that placed saving lives over economic activity used.

Pedro is right. There is no herd immunity.

fresno dan , May 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm

The Rev Kev
May 6, 2021 at 9:33 am

https://www.amazon.com/Body-Hero-MD-Ronald-Glasser/dp/0394400135
I happened to read the above book prior to starting to major in microbiology. Just to further my first post, we believe medicine cures disease. The truth of the matter is, if your own body's restorative functions are impaired, you will not get better. If your immune system is impaired or diminished due to age or health condition, the vaccine is going to be significantly less effective than when provided to a younger person in good health.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flu/in-depth/flu-shots/art-20048000
The people most endangered by Covid are the least protected by vaccines. That is just the nature of the beast. It is better to have the vaccine than not have it, but for a lot of people, the vaccine alone is not enough
We live with this reality as relates to influenza. Now we have another respiratory disease, that appears to be significantly more serious. This upcoming winter is going to put some stark choices on the table

[May 07, 2021] Vaccines offer little protection to elderly

May 07, 2021 | www.theatlantic.com

In April, the CDC reported that an unvaccinated health-care worker set off an outbreak in a mostly vaccinated Kentucky nursing home. Several vaccinated seniors got sick and one vaccinated resident died. * To be absolutely clear: The vaccines worked to protect most residents. But no vaccine is perfect, and the COVID-19 vaccines won't stop all infections , especially for some people with weak immune systems.

[May 07, 2021] Democrats plan to make it suck more to not be vaccinated.

May 07, 2021 | www.theatlantic.com

Governments and companies may find that soft bribery is the best way to get the no-vaxxers to the clinics. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, for example, has linked her state reopening policies to progress in shots, letting restaurants and bars increase their occupancy once 60 percent of the state has been vaccinated, and promising to lift mask orders when 70 percent of Michiganders have received both doses.

... the cultural backlash against domestic restrictions could be prodigious. If blue-state governors and sports stadiums deny economic activities to the unvaccinated while red-state stadiums allow anybody to sit at a bar or in the bleachers, it will deepen the culture-war tensions between scolding liberals and accommodating conservatives in a way that might not be good for Democrats politically, even if they have the upper hand in the public-health argument.

[May 06, 2021] Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs

May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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GoodyGumdrops 15 hours ago (Edited)

"Our Operating System

Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs. In our case, the "program" or "app" is our mRNA drug - the unique mRNA sequence that codes for a protein."

https://www.modernatx.com/mrna-technology/mrna-platform-enabling-drug-discovery-development

strych10 13 hours ago (Edited)

Not really. The author of this piece makes some mistakes and, I'd say, take things a touch far but in the bigger scheme of things the author isn't very far off base.

I do wish that people would stop making technical errors in the way they talk about this but that's probably not possible since this is so far over most people's heads that literally 98% of people can't understand it without a genetics course along with a couple (at least) modern cellular biology courses to boot.

The thing about all of this, IMHO, is that what you're seeing is a massive CYA operation here. I've covered that here before. You combine that with an ignorant media out to make money, the general ignorance of the public, the ignorance of some well-meaning but misinformed pundits and you're going to get a ****show.

For example "gene therapy" (I'm picking on this term and Moderna because I'm not typing out 30+ pages here).

Yeah, Moderna played a bit loose with how they talked about their mRNA-1273 therapy. The company referred to it as a "gene-based delivery" at least twice in the last paper that I read from them. Now, that might be technically true in some regards depending on how they made mRNA-1273 in terms of a template. In that case the "basis" would be the DNA they used as either the template or the coding strand to create mRNA-1273. But that's kind of a stretch, like saying that the basis of good batting in baseball is a solid foundation in forestry.

For all practical purposes what they're saying is not true and Moderna is adding to the confusion by using this term. It could technically be true that they derived mRNA-1273 from a template (or coding) strand of DNA that they created to store that information. That would, technically, make mRNA-1273 a "gene product" (product of a gene) and you could then say that the ultimate root basis for the Moderna jab is the template (or coding) DNA sequence that can be transcribed into mRNA-1273. I would however point out to say that mRNA-1273 is a "gene-based delivery" is a stretch in technical terminology and not likely to be understood by anyone outside the biology world.

A "gene" is defined as "The fundamental physical unit of heredity, whose existence can be confirmed by allelic variants and which occupies a specific chromosomal locus. A DNA sequence coding for a single polypeptide or an RNA molecule" . (Essentials of Genetics, 11th ed. Klug et al essentially the go-to text on undergraduate genetics at this point in time) Genes are DNA and are heritable . That definition has nothing to do with mRNA-1273. mRNA is not heritable. It's a intracellular messaging system that instructs cellular machinery to do or produce something. It will then be degraded by proteases once its function has been served.

Now, could this be a gene therapy? Erm, "no" but define your terms, please. The same book defines "gene therapy" as "A therapeutic approach for providing a normal copy of a gene, replaces a defective gene or supplementing a gene for treating or curing a genetic disorder" . Now, with regards to any of these jabs, by design they do none of that. In fact, it would be quite hard (though admittedly not entirely impossible) for it to happen by accident. Ergo, this is not a gene therapy (At least not one that's intentional. Or shall we call smoking a gene therapy?).

Now, here's the point. What I've said here are not really very reasonable objections to these "jabs" (or whatever you'd prefer to call them) in terms of actual science. However, they're not unexpected given the nature of what's going on, particularly if one considers the FDA's stance on this right up until about nine months ago.

That said, rational objections to what's going on do, in fact, exist and are actually not all that uncommon within the biological sciences community. They're simply things that most people couldn't understand and which the media doesn't want to cover for various reasons.

The exact objection will depend on who you may talk to and what their specialty is. But concerns about how the immune system might interpret this kind of mRNA modification over the longer term are rational. This could produce autoimmune disorders of a huge variety of types. It could also produce blood, specifically serum, problems that might not be survivable. Some of the people initially reported as having had "allergic reactions" were NOT treated for allergic reactions. They were, in essence, treated for serum sickness.

That's somewhat disturbing because no one on the planet really understands blood serum. Modern methods for treating severe cases are going to be a combination of dialysis and transfusion over time to remove and replace the problematic serum. And just looking at the physical nature of the protein produced by mRNA-1273 raises some significant questions as to if this might be a problem following apoptosis or an unexpected lysing of the cells that express the new spike glycoprotein.

ShutUpSlave 9 hours ago remove link

I prefer to call it Gene Hacking

Maghreb2 16 hours ago

Those interested should read what Strategic Culture and Mathew Ehret were talking about when they did their globalists in literature series a few months back on Zero Hedge. The Huxley article was incredibly informative and deserves to be disseminated online regardless of how you feel about Strategic Culture.

In my opinion Aldous was giving a warning but was aware of the blue print and mechanisms due to being from a family who were twisiting science into an ideological tool of the British establishment. His borther Julian Huxley was profoundly influential at the U.N and UNESCO. All this was 19th century and early 20th century eugenics at play. Now the danger has been magnified ten fold by the scientific advances that in some ways make parts of the human condition obsolete.

In their defense the current generation are more against the conservatives than they are the general population but its considered by some simply a strategy in the same game.

We'll see how it plays out.....

No_Pretzel_Logic 15 hours ago

Good comment. Yep, so much of this stuff was initiated many moons ago and by people who are long dead. I'm sort-of pissed I'm still alive to have to face this crap.

Many of us loved that song when it came out, it was fascinating to ponder the message back then.

Now, I could only hear less than a minute and started to feel sick.

paranoid.dragon 5 hours ago

Brilliant Article!!

i think the New World Order has now firmly been in place for 50 years.

The Western Liberal Elites(which includes both Democrats and Republicans) have been living lives of luxury at the expense of everyone else, including their own fellow citizens.

They especially hate those citizens who are true Patriots, Christians, Nationalist who want a self-reliant country, which decides its own destiny and is not at the mercy of foreigners, those against foreign interventionism by way of military force and economic sanctions, those against endless money printing by the FED that is given to the seriously corrupted wall street, those against the globalism defined by the multinational corporations of sharehoder capitalism that suck nations dry of resources like parasites.

The Empire built by the Liberal Elites is in serious danger, not by physical force, but by ideas.

The ideas of conspiracy theorists based on the questioning of the Liberal Elites' true intentions that challenges their moral authority.

Conspiracy theories that map out the possible next moves of the Liberal Elites. The more theories the better, as it closes the avenues of possible secret plots of the Liberal Elites.

Conspiracy theories based on what-if scenarios, referencing history, challenging the validity of history written by the "victors".

Conspiracy theories that acknowledge Marxist playbooks written in the past, but also the constant never ending planning and plotting of new schemes.

Conspiracy theories that connect the dots between current events, true science and mathematics, and try to fill in the blanks of obvious voids of the hidden secret knowledge deficits the Liberal Elites are hoarding for themselves.

Conspiracy theories that are posited as questions, never accusatorial, pointing out obvious peculiarities, so they may never be proven as false, because they were claimed to be true in the first place.

Conspiracy theories that frustrate the Liberal Elites', obvious as they must constantly demonize Conspiracy Theorists and refute their ideas.

Perhaps this is why the deep state FBI classified conspiracy theorists as potential "domestic terrorists" back in 2018. Possibility a classic case of projection. As there are far too many apparent false flag events the FBI has been allegedly been all too eager to go along with and whitewash and sweep under the rug.

Never stop forming theories of the possible conspiracies these demonic maniacal Liberal Elites have been scheming

rosiescenario 3 hours ago remove link

"Today's conspiracy is tomorrow's news"

[May 06, 2021] Aldous Huxley Foresaw Our Despots - Fauci, Gates, The Vaccine Crusaders

This is starting to look really like staging of "Brave new world..." Today's society is closer to Huxley's "Brave New World" than to Orwell's "1984". But there are clear elements of both. If you will, the worst of both worlds has come true today.
May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Patricia McCarthy via AmericanThinker.com,

In 1949, sometime after the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World (1931), who was then living in California, wrote to Orwell. Huxley had briefly taught French to Orwell as a student in high school at Eton.

Huxley generally praises Orwell's novel, which to many seemed very similar to Brave New World in its dystopian view of a possible future. Huxley politely voices his opinion that his own version of what might come to pass would be truer than Orwell's. Huxley observed that the philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is sadism, whereas his own version is more likely, that controlling an ignorant and unsuspecting public would be less arduous, less wasteful by other means. Huxley's masses are seduced by a mind-numbing drug, Orwell's with sadism and fear.

The most powerful quote In Huxley's letter to Orwell is this:

Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.


Aldous Huxley.

Could Huxley have more prescient? What do we see around us?

Masses of people dependent upon drugs, legal and illegal. The majority of advertisements that air on television seem to be for prescription drugs, some of them miraculous but most of them unnecessary. Then comes COVID, a quite possibly weaponized virus from the Fauci-funded-with-taxpayer-dollars lab in Wuhan, China. The powers that be tragically deferred to the malevolent Fauci who had long been hoping for just such an opportunity. Suddenly, there was an opportunity to test the mRNA vaccines that had been in the works for nearly twenty years. They could be authorized as an emergency measure but were still highly experimental. These jabs are not really vaccines at all, but a form of gene therapy . There are potential disastrous consequences down the road. Government experiments on the public are nothing new .

Since there have been no actual, long-term trials, no one who contributed to this massive drug experiment knows what the long-term consequences might be. There have been countless adverse injuries and deaths already for which the government-funded vaccine producers will suffer no liability. With each passing day, new side-effects have begun to appear: blood clots, seizures, heart failure.

As new adverse reactions become known despite the censorship employed by most media outlets, the more the Biden administration is pushing the vaccine, urging private corporations to make it mandatory for all employees. Colleges are making them mandatory for all students returning to campus.

The leftmedia are advocating the "shunning" of the unvaccinated. The self-appointed virtue-signaling Democrats are furious at anyone and everyone who declines the jab. Why? If they are protected, why do they care? That is the question. Same goes for the ridiculous mask requirements . They protect no one but for those in operating rooms with their insides exposed, yet even the vaccinated are supposed to wear them!

Months ago, herd immunity was near. Now Fauci and the CDC say it will never be achieved? Now the Pfizer shot will necessitate yearly booster shots. Pfizer expects to make $21B this year from its COVID vaccine! Anyone who thinks this isn't about money is a fool. It is all about money, which is why Fauci, Gates, et al. were so determined to convince the public that HCQ and ivermectin, both of which are effective, prophylactically and as treatment, were not only useless, but dangerous. Both of those drugs are tried, true, and inexpensive. Many of those thousands of N.Y. nursing home fatalities might have been prevented with the use of one or both of those drugs. Those deaths are on the hands of Cuomo and his like-minded tyrants drunk on power.

Months ago, Fauci, et al. agreed that children were at little or no risk of getting COVID, of transmitting it, least of all dying from it. Now Fauci is demanding that all teens be vaccinated by the end of the year! Why? They are no more in danger of contracting it now than they were a year ago. Why are parents around this country not standing up to prevent their kids from being guinea pigs in this monstrous medical experiment? And now they are " experimenting " on infants. Needless to say, some have died. There is no reason on Earth for teens, children, and infants to be vaccinated. Not one.

Huxley also wrote this:

"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' -- this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats ."

- Crome Yellow

Perhaps this explains the left's hysterical impulse to force these untested shots on those of us who have made the decision to go without it. If they've decided that it is the thing to do, then all of us must submit to their whims. If we decide otherwise, it gives them the righteous right to smear all of us whom they already deplore.

As C.J. Hopkins has written , the left means to criminalize dissent. Those of us who are vaccine-resistant are soon to be outcasts, deprived of jobs and entry into everyday businesses. This kind of discrimination should remind everyone of ...oh, Germany three quarters of a century ago. Huxley also wrote, "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." That is precisely what the left is up to, what BLM is planning, what Critical Race Theory is all about.

Tal Zaks, Moderna's chief medical officer, said these new vaccines are "hacking the software of life." Vaccine-promoters claim he never said this, but he did. Bill Gates called the vaccines " an operating system " to the horror of those promoting it, a Kinsley gaffe. Whether it is or isn't hardly matters at this point, but these statements by those behind the vaccines are a clue to what they have in mind.

There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears , so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.

This is exactly what the left is working so hard to effect: a pharmacologically compromised population happy to be taken care of by a massive state machine. And while millions of people around the world have surrendered to the vaccine and mask hysteria, millions more, about 1.3 billion, want no part of this government vaccine mania.

In his letter to Orwell, Huxley ended with the quote cited above and again here because it is so profound:

Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.

Huxley nailed the left more than seventy years ago, perhaps because leftists have never changed throughout the ages. 61,497 173


Fat Beaver 14 hours ago (Edited)

If i am to be treated as an outcast or an undesirable because i refuse the vax, i will immediately become someone that has zero reverence for the law, and i can only imagine 10's of millions will be right there with me.

strych10 14 hours ago

Welcome to the club.

We have coffee in the corner and occasional meetings at various bars.

Dr. Chihuahua-González 13 hours ago

I'm a doctor, you could contact me anytime and receive your injection.

Fat Beaver 13 hours ago (Edited)

I've gotta feeling the normie world you think you live in is about to change drastically for the worse...

sparky139 PREMIUM 10 hours ago

You mean you'll sign papers that you injected us *wink *wink? And toss it away?

bothneither 2 hours ago

Oh geez how uncommon, another useless doctor with no Scruples who sold out to big Pharma. Please have my Gates sponsored secret sauce.

Unknown 6 hours ago (Edited)

Both Huxley and Orwell are wrong. Neoliberalism (the use of once office for personal gains) is by far the most powerful force that subjugates the inept population. Neoliberalism demolished the mighty USSR, now destroying the USA, and will do the same to China. And this poison dribbles from the top to bottom creating self-centered population that is unable to unite, much less resist.

Deathrips 15 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Tylers.
You gonna cover Tucker Carlsons show earlier today on FOX news about vaxxx deaths? almost 4k reported so far this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJQuk-qK2o

19331510 14 hours ago (Edited)

https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/death-stats

AGE Deaths

0-24 23

25-50 184

51-65 506

66-80 1164

81-100 1346

U 321

R.I.P.

Joe Joe Depends 13 hours ago

India up in arms about mere 1%

spanish flu was 3%

JimmyJones 9 hours ago

Is the population of india up in arms or is the MSM?

Nelbev 10 hours ago

Facebook just flagged/censored it, must sign into see vid, Tuck also failed to mention mRNA and adenovirus vaxes were experimental and not FDA approved nor gone through stage III trials. Beside deaths, have blood clot issues. Good he mentioned how naturally immune if get covid and recovered, better than vaccine, but not covered for bogus passports. Me personally, I would rather catch covid and get natural immunity than be vaccinated with an untested experimental vaccine.

19331510 14 hours ago

Covid19 links.

Websites:

https://www.americasfrontlinedocs.com/media/

https://covid19criticalcare.com/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/

https://www.constitutionalrightscentre.ca/category/news/

https://doctors4covidethics.medium.com/

https://www.flemingmethod.com/

https://gbdeclaration.org/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/

https://healthimpactnews.com/

https://www.mercola.com/

https://drleemerritt.com/

https://www.drtenpenny.com/

https://principia-scientific.com/

https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

https://thehighwire.com/

https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/ https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/links/general-links/

Video Sharing : https://www.bitchute.com/ ; https://brandnewtube.com/ ; https://odysee.com/ ; https://rumble.com/ https://superu.net

Healthcare Professionals :

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya; Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche; Dr. Ron Brown; Dr. Ryan Cole; Dr. Richard Fleming; Dr. Simone Gold; Dr. Sunetra Gupta; Dr. Carl Heneghan; Dr. Martin Kulldorff; Dr. Paul Marik; Dr. Peter McCullough; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Lee Merritt; Dr. Judy Mikovits; Dr. Dennis Modry; Dr. Hooman Noorchashm; Dr. Harvey Risch; Dr. Sherri Tenpenny; Dr. Richard Urso; Dr. Michael Yeadon;

A list of Canadian doctors: https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

Lawyers : Dr. Reiner Fuellmich; Rocco Galati;

Drug Adverse Reaction Databases:

http://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html (Search; Suspected Drug Reactions Reports for Substances) COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE MODERNA (CX-024414); COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE PFIZER-BIONTECH; COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19); COVID-19 VACCINE JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S)

https://vaers.hhs.gov/data.html

Research papers :

https://cormandrostenreview.com/report/ (pcr tests)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ (face masks)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/eci.13484 (lock downs)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670 (child/teacher morbidity)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.01.20222315v1 (transmission by children)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e3.htm (masks/restaurants)

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/3/199 (biased trial reporting)

Covid19 links.

Websites:

https://www.americasfrontlinedocs.com/media/

https://covid19criticalcare.com/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/

https://www.constitutionalrightscentre.ca/category/news/

https://doctors4covidethics.medium.com/

https://www.flemingmethod.com/

https://gbdeclaration.org/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/

https://healthimpactnews.com/

https://www.mercola.com/

https://drleemerritt.com/

https://www.drtenpenny.com/

https://principia-scientific.com/

https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

https://thehighwire.com/

https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/ https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/links/general-links/

Video Sharing : https://www.bitchute.com/ ; https://brandnewtube.com/ ; https://odysee.com/ ; https://rumble.com/ https://superu.net

Healthcare Professionals :

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya; Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche; Dr. Ron Brown; Dr. Ryan Cole; Dr. Richard Fleming; Dr. Simone Gold; Dr. Sunetra Gupta; Dr. Carl Heneghan; Dr. Martin Kulldorff; Dr. Paul Marik; Dr. Peter McCullough; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Lee Merritt; Dr. Judy Mikovits; Dr. Dennis Modry; Dr. Hooman Noorchashm; Dr. Harvey Risch; Dr. Sherri Tenpenny; Dr. Richard Urso; Dr. Michael Yeadon;

A list of Canadian doctors: https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

Lawyers : Dr. Reiner Fuellmich; Rocco Galati;

Drug Adverse Reaction Databases:

http://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html (Search; Suspected Drug Reactions Reports for Substances) COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE MODERNA (CX-024414); COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE PFIZER-BIONTECH; COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19); COVID-19 VACCINE JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S)

https://www.openvaers.com/

Research papers :

https://cormandrostenreview.com/report/ (pcr tests)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ (face masks)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/eci.13484 (lock downs)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670 (child/teacher morbidity)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.01.20222315v1 (transmission by children)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e3.htm (masks/restaurants)

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/3/199 (biased trial reporting)

Ultramarines 15 hours ago (Edited)

His making of the gamma and delta workforce was quite prescient. We are seeing it play out now, we all know gammas and delta. There was a really good ABC tv movie made in 1980 Brave New World. Excellent show, it shows the Alphas and names them Rothchild and so on. Shows what these people specifically want to do to the world. I wonder if the ruling psychopaths actually wait for science fiction authors to plan the future and then follow their script.

Mineshaft Gap 10 hours ago

If Huxley were starting out today no major publisher would touch him.

They'd tell him Brave New World doesn't have a diverse enough of cast. Even the mostly likable totalitarian guy named Mustapha turns out to be white! A white Mustapha. It's soooo triggering. Also, what's wrong with a little electronic fun and drug taking, anyway? Lighten up , Aldous.

Meanwhile his portrait of shrieking medieval Catholic nuns who think they're possessed in The Devils of Loudun might remind the leftist editors too uncomfortably of their own recent bleating performances at "White Fragility" struggle sessions.

Sorry, Aldous. Just...too...problematic.

[May 03, 2021] Coronavirus- One Pfizer jab wards off variants for some by Alexandra Thompson

Apr 30, 2021 | news.yahoo.com

single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine protects against two of the most concerning coronavirus variants, but perhaps only in people who have overcome the infection naturally, research suggests.

An effective immunisation programme has long been hailed as a route out of the pandemic, however, the emergence of new variants in Kent, South Africa and India has left many concerned the virus may no longer respond to the UK's three approved jabs.

With most confident the vaccines will be at least somewhat effective, scientists from Imperial College London analysed the immune response of healthcare workers at London's Barts and Royal Free hospitals after one Pfizer-BioNTech dose.

Results suggest the workers who had overcome a mild or asymptomatic infection with the original coronavirus variant experienced "significantly enhanced protection" against the so-called Kent and South Africa variants post-jab.

The workers who had not fought off the coronavirus had a weaker immune response after the vaccine, potentially leaving them at risk of the variants.

Read more: Everything we know about India's coronavirus variant

A person's immune system may be "primed" after overcoming the coronavirus naturally, raising the potency of its response following the first vaccine dose.

The results may highlight the importance of getting the second jab when called up, with the first dose similarly priming the immune system.

The coronavirus can acquire new mutations as it replicates, some of which may enable variants to spread more easily, evade vaccines or cause more severe disease. (Stock, Getty Images)

"Our findings show people who have had their first dose of vaccine, and who have not previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus], are not fully protected against the circulating variants of concern," said lead author Professor Rosemary Boyton.

[May 03, 2021] Pfizer vaccine effective against Indian variant of Covid-19 - The Doha Globe

May 03, 2021 | thedohaglobe.com

TEL AVIV: The Pfizer vaccine is effective against the Indian variant of Covid-19, albeit at a reduced efficacy level, Israeli authorities have said, say reports.

Israel, which has been touted as one of the world’s vaccination success stories due to its sweeping inoculation campaign against Covid-19, has identified eight cases of the so-called “Indian†variant of the novel coronavirus, just days after the country ended its outdoors mask mandate

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The Indian variant has been identified in both the UK and in Ireland.

“The impression is that the Pfizer vaccine has efficacy against it, albeit a reduced efficacy,†the Israel’s health ministry director-general, Hezi Levy, told Kan public radio, saying the number of cases of the variant in Israel now stood at eight.

Israel has already vaccinated 81 per cent of its 9.3 million population, all residents above the age of 16.

Double mutant variant

Indian authorities had in January detected a “double mutant†variant of the virus, with changes to the SARS-nCov-2 virus spike protein similar to those in both UK and South Africa at once.

While the UK variant was known to be more infectious, the South African variant was believed to be deadlier â€" and triggered reduced efficacy rates in existing vaccines.

AstraZeneca had announced plans to develop a modification to its vaccine to better tackle the threat of new variants, aiming to prepare this by the end of the year.

Pfizer, meanwhile, has said those who had already taken its vaccine may require a third dose within 6-12 months, as their immunity to the virus starts to wane.

[May 03, 2021] Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce protective antibodies - Reuters

May 03, 2021 | www.reuters.com

(Reuters) - A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce protective antibodies elicited by the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on Wednesday.

The study found the vaccine was still able to neutralize the virus and there is not yet evidence from trials in people that the variant reduces vaccine protection, the companies said.

Still, they are making investments and talking to regulators about developing an updated version of their mRNA vaccine or a booster shot, if needed.

For the study, scientists from the companies and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) developed an engineered virus that contained the same mutations carried on the spike portion of the highly contagious coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa, known as B.1.351. The spike, used by the virus to enter human cells, is the primary target of many COVID-19 vaccines.

Researchers tested the engineered virus against blood taken from people who had been given the vaccine, and found a two- thirds reduction in the level of neutralizing antibodies compared with its effect on the most common version of the virus prevalent in U.S. trials.

Their findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Because there is no established benchmark yet to determine what level of antibodies are needed to protect against the virus, it is unclear whether that two-thirds reduction will render the vaccine ineffective against the variant spreading around the world.

However, UTMB professor and study co-author Pei-Yong Shi said he believes the Pfizer vaccine will likely be protective against the variant.

“We don’t know what the minimum neutralizing number is. We don’t have that cutoff line,†he said, adding that he suspects the immune response observed is likely to be significantly above where it needs to be to provide protection.

That is because in clinical trials, both the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and a similar shot from Moderna Inc conferred some protection after a single dose with an antibody response lower than the reduced levels caused by the South African variant in the laboratory study.

Even if the concerning variant significantly reduces effectiveness, the vaccine should still help protect against severe disease and death, he noted. Health experts have said that is the most important factor in keeping stretched healthcare systems from becoming overwhelmed.

More work is needed to understand whether the vaccine works against the South African variant, Shi said, including clinical trials and the development of correlates of protection - the benchmarks to determine what antibody levels are protective.

Pfizer and BioNTech said they were doing similar lab work to understand whether their vaccine is effective against another variant first found in Brazil.

Moderna published a correspondence in NEJM on Wednesday with similar data previously disclosed elsewhere that showed a sixfold drop antibody levels versus the South African variant.

Moderna also said the actual efficacy of its vaccine against the South African variant is yet to be determined. The company has previously said it believes the vaccine will work against the variant.

[May 03, 2021] Pfizer vaccine neutralizes Brazilian virus variant in new study

May 03, 2021 | thehill.com

The Pfizer vaccine was able to neutralize a coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil in a new lab study, a positive sign for the vaccine's effectiveness.

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The study also found strong neutralization of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the U.K., though that was already expected.

... The study authors cautioned that their results are based on a study in a lab and must ultimately be validated by real-world evidence.

[May 03, 2021] South African variant can break through Pfizer vaccine- Study - Coronavirus pandemic News - Al Jazeera

May 03, 2021 | www.aljazeera.com

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through†Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a study in Israel found.

The South African coronavirus variant managed to penetrate the protection offered by two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to some degree, though it remains unclear just how much efficacy is lost, it said.

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The research, released on Saturday, compared nearly 400 people who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they received one or two doses of the vaccine, against the same number of unvaccinated patients with the disease.

It matched age and gender, among other characteristics.

The South African variant, B.1.351, was found to make up about 1 percent of all the COVID-19 cases across all the people studied, according to the study by Tel Aviv University and Israel’s largest healthcare provider, Clalit. But among patients who had received two doses of the vaccine, the variant’s prevalence rate was eight times higher than those unvaccinated â€" 5.4 percent versus 0.7 percent.

This suggests the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, compared with the original coronavirus and a variant first identified in Britain that has come to comprise nearly all COVID-19 cases in Israel, the researchers said.

“ We found a disproportionately higher rate of the South African variant among people vaccinated with a second dose, compared with the unvaccinated group. This means that the South African variant is able, to some extent, to break through the vaccine’s protection,†said Tel Aviv University’s Adi Stern who led the study.

However, the researchers cautioned that the study only had a small sample size of people infected with the South African variant because of its rarity in Israel.

They also said the research was not intended to deduce overall vaccine effectiveness against any variant, since it only looked at people who had already tested positive for COVID-19, not at overall infection rates.

Pfizer and BioNTech could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours.

... ... ...

Almost 53 percent of Israel’s 9.3 million population has received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Israel has largely reopened its economy in recent weeks as the pandemic appeared to recede, with infection rates, severe illness and hospitalisations dropping sharply.

About one-third of Israelis are below the age of 16, which means they are still not eligible for the shot.

[May 03, 2021] S. African Variant Challenges Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

May 03, 2021 | www.webmd.com

March 9, 2021 -- The Pfizer/ and Moderna vaccines don’t work as well against the coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa as they do against the dominant virus strain first seen in United Kingdom, a new study says.

In the study, 10 blood samples were taken from people who received the Pfizer vaccine, 28 days after the second dose, and 12 samples from those who received the Moderna vaccine , 43 days after the second dose, Business Insider reported, citing a study published in Nature .

The goal was to find out how well the blood sample antibodies “neutralized†the original coronavirus, the variant from South Africa (called B.1.351), and the variant found in the U.K. (B.1.1.7).

The key finding: The percentage of positive antibodies that neutralized the South African variant was 12.4 fold lower for the Moderna vaccine than against the original coronavirus and 10.3 fold lower for the Pfizer vaccine , the study says.

The researchers found that the two vaccines still appear to work well against the variant first found in the U.K.

“Overall, the neutralizing activity against B.1.1.7 was essentially unchanged, but significantly lower against B.1.351,†the study said.

Both Pfizer and Moderna have previously said their vaccines work better against the U.K. variant than the South African variant.

The new lab study differed from previous studies because it used real forms of the variant taken from people who’d been infected with the virus. Earlier studies used manufactured forms of the South African variant and showed a higher level of effectiveness for the vaccines.

The variant first detected last fall in South Africa has now been reported in several countries. The CDC says that in the United States, 81 cases have been found in 20 states.

More than 3,000 cases of the UK variant have been found in the U.S., with every state except Vermont, South Dakota, and Oklahoma reporting cases as of March 8, the CDC says. Health experts say it may soon become the dominant coronavirus strain in the country.

Researchers acknowledged the sample size was small and it’s not fully known how the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will work in real life against the South African variant. Both companies have said they’re developing booster shots targeted for the South African variant.

[May 03, 2021] -I Just Wanted A Little More Time- - Texas Nurse Was Fired For Refusing COVID Vaccine - ZeroHedge

May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

"I Just Wanted A Little More Time" - Texas Nurse Was Fired For Refusing COVID Vaccine BY TYLER DURDEN SUNDAY, MAY 02, 2021 - 02:55 PM

Many hospital systems around the country have been surprised by the number of nurses who have passed on being vaccinated (either because they had already been infected, or simply because they didn't want the vaccine). But as federal public health officials crank up the pressure on Americans to submit to the vaccine as unused jabs pile up, one nurse in Texas complained to local journalists that she was fired simply because she refused the jab.

Nurse Michelle Fuentes told Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate KRIV-TV that she had been terminated after working for 10 years at Houston Methodist Hospital, allegedly because she refused to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I knew that the date was looming over my head of me to get the vaccine and we were constantly being pressured and pressured," Michelle Fuentes said.

According to their report, at the start of April, Houston Methodist announced it would require all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by June 7. However, the hospital system asked employees who refused to get the vaccine to submit documentation for consideration for a medical or religious exemption. The paperwork was reportedly due by May 3.

Michelle Fuentes

Fuentes said she told her employer that she needed more time to make a decision to do more "research" on her own, but instead wound up turning in her two weeks notice.

"I just needed a little bit more time and little bit more research to be done,†Fuentes said.

A spokesperson for the hospital system said 90% of its employees are vaccinated, and that only two have resigned so far. Fuentes said when she didn't agree to stay quiet about the reason for her departure, she was not allowed to complete her final two weeks and was immediately escorted out of the hospital by security.

Finally, Fuentes told the press that she wants to wait until all clinical trials are completed before she decides to get the vaccine or not. She stressed she is not against vaccines and gets the flu vaccine every year. Fuentes even volunteered to work in the COVID unit. Despite reassurances that vaccines are safe, and that their vast public benefit outweighs any risks, recent concerns about vaccine side effects have included incidents of rare but deadly cerebral blood clots , and also an impact on the menstrual cycle.

[May 03, 2021] COVID-19 Vaccines vs Variants "Determining How Much Immunity Is Enough - Vaccination - JAMA - JAMA Network

May 03, 2021 | jamanetwork.com

Trials of the Novavax , Janssen/Johnson & Johnson , and AstraZeneca vaccines in South Africa, where the B.1.351 variant of concern represents virtually all of the circulating SARS-CoV-2, seemed to justify those concerns. The South Africa trials found lower vaccine efficacy compared with trials in other countries where B.1.351 wasn’t dominant.

The pivotal trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the first 2 authorized by the FDA, were conducted mainly in the US before any cases of infection by B.1.351 or other variants of concern had been detected in the country.

Much of the current data on the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines’ efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variants has come from laboratory studies in which researchers exposed serum samples from immunized individuals to genetically engineered versions of concerning variants and then measured neutralizing antibody titers. Such studies repeatedly have shown the vaccines elicit lower levels of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 variants than against older, more common isolates.

For example, in a February 17 letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine , scientists described testing serum samples from individuals immunized with 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against recombinant viruses containing some or all of the spike protein mutations found in the B.1.351 variant. Neutralization of B.1.351 was approximately two-thirds lower than that of USA-WA1/2020, an early SARS-CoV-2 isolate.

In another letter published the same day, researchers reported measuring neutralizing antibody activity in serum samples from participants in the phase 1 trial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. One week after the participants received the second dose, neutralizing antibody titers induced by a recombinant virus bearing the B.1.351 spike protein were 6-fold lower than those induced by a recombinant virus bearing the original Wuhan-Hu-1 spike protein.

However, that still might be sufficient to protect against COVID-19, or at least severe COVID-19.

“Fortunately, neutralization titers induced by vaccination are high, and even with a 6-fold decrease, serum can still effectively neutralize the virus,†Fauci and 2 NIAID colleagues wrote in a JAMA ï"¿ editorial posted February 11. And, they noted, lower vaccine efficacy in the South African clinical trials could be related to geographic or population differences.

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Without immune correlates of protection, only real-world experience can provide answers about COVID-19 vaccines’ efficacy against illness and death from SARS-CoV-2 variants.

“For right now, you know that a line is crossed if you see people fully immunized with the vaccines [who], nonetheless, when infected with the variants, are being hospitalized,†Offit said at a February 4 COVID-19 Vaccine Analysis Team press briefing.

At first glance, findings from a phase 2 trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa seemed quite discouraging, spurring that country to suspend its planned rollout of the vaccine. The trial found that the vaccine did not protect against mild to moderate COVID-19 caused by the B.1.351 variant. The findings , posted February 12, had not been peer reviewed.

However, “the study was not really designed to determine whether the vaccine could protect against severe COVID or not,†principal investigator Shabir Madhi, MBBCH, PhD, a vaccinologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and cofounder and codirector of the African Leadership Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise, said in a February 7 briefing about the results. Participants, who numbered only about 2000, were youngâ€"average age 31 yearsâ€"and healthy, so their risk of severe disease was low, vaccinated or not, explained Madhi, who also led Novavax’s vaccine trial in South Africa.

Novavax and Janssen conducted larger trials in South Africa than Oxford and AstraZeneca. Although both of their vaccines had lower efficacy rates in South Africa than in trials in other countries, vaccinated participants who received the Janssen vaccine were still less likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 than those who received placebo shots, and Madhi recently told Nature he expected that to be the case with the Novavax vaccine as well.

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced February 25 that they had begun evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of a third dose of their vaccine to see whether it would boost immunity to SARS-CoV-2 variants. In addition, the companies said they are discussing with regulatory agencies, including the FDA, a clinical study to evaluate a modified vaccine based on the B.1.351 variant. “The companies are hoping to pursue the validation of future modified mRNA vaccines with a regulatory pathway similar to what is currently in place for flu vaccines,†according to a press release.

Moderna announced February 24 that it had shipped a booster vaccine candidate based on B.1.351 to the NIAID for a phase 1 trial. And Novavax, whose first-generation vaccine hasn’t been authorized yet in the US, announced January 28 it was working on developing a booster, a combination bivalent vaccine, or both to protect against variants. The company said it expected to begin clinical trials in the second quarter of 2021.

Modifying vaccines to target variants isn’t difficult. For example, with Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines, “it’s very convenient, because, basically, all you do is change a computer program and the synthetic for the synthesizing portion of this and you can change the vaccine,†Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, which regulates vaccines, said during a January 29 American Medical Association (AMA) webinar . “But the question is, what do we need from the FDA perspective to feel comfortable having that deployed.â€

On February 22, the FDA updated its nonbinding guidance for vaccine manufacturers to include information about what the agency would like to see when evaluating vaccines that have been modified to address emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.

The updated guidance advises manufacturers to conduct studies comparing neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 induced by the modified vaccine with those induced by the prototype vaccine. One such study should use serum samples from people who hadn’t been previously vaccinated or infected with SARS-CoV-2, while another study would use serum samples from people previously vaccinated with a prototype vaccine who then received an experimental booster against variants of concern.

The Hard Part

Modifying COVID-19 vaccines would probably be the most straightforward step in dealing with SARS-CoV-2 variants. “For vaccines and biologics, it’s the manufacturing process that defines the product, and the manufacturing process isn’t changing,†Baylor explained.

More challenging will be deciding when and how to deploy COVID-19 vaccines 2.0. The influenza model, in which surveillance during the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season identifies the circulating strains to target with vaccines in the Northern Hemisphere’s coming flu season, doesn’t work for SARS-CoV-2, Baylor noted.

“The challenge for COVID is what variant do you pick†when modifying a vaccine, he said. “How often does it change?â€

Once that’s decided, would people who’ve already received the original COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot to protect against variants of concern while vaccine-naive individuals receive the original vaccine and the booster rolled into one? “Do we have the capacity to make both?†Baylor asked.

Plus, the need to deploy vaccines or boosters targeting new variants would complicate the already rocky rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, in part due to inexperience in vaccinating US adults en masse.

“How do we deploy this?†Baylor said of next-generation COVID-19 vaccines. “When do we pull the trigger to actually do this?â€

[May 03, 2021] Evidence for increased breakthrough rates of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in BNT162b2 mRNA vaccinated individuals

Israeli research finds those vaccinated are at far greater risk of infection by emerging strains than those who are unvaccinated.
May 03, 2021 | www.medrxiv.org
Talia Kustin , Noam Harel , Uriah Finkel , Shay Perchik , Sheri Harari , Maayan Tahor , Itamar Caspi , Rachel Levy , Michael Leschinsky , Shifra Ken Dror , Galit Bergerzon , Hala Gadban , Faten Gadban , Eti Eliassian , Orit Shimron , Loulou Saleh , Haim Ben-Zvi , Doron Amichay , Anat Ben-Dor , Dana Sagas , Merav Strauss , Yonat Shemer Avni , Amit Huppert , Eldad Kepten , Ran D. Balicer , Doron Nezer , Shay Ben-Shachar , View ORCID Profile Adi Stern doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.06.21254882 This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice. Summary

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been raging for over a year, creating global detrimental impact. The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine has demonstrated high protection levels, yet apprehension exists that several variants of concerns (VOCs) can surmount the immune defenses generated by the vaccines. Neutralization assays have revealed some reduction in neutralization of VOCs B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, but the relevance of these assays in real life remains unclear. We performed a case-control study that examined the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 variants observed in infections of vaccinated individuals (“breakthrough casesâ€) and matched infections of unvaccinated individuals. We hypothesized that if there is lower vaccine effectiveness against one of the VOCs, its proportion among the breakthrough cases should be higher than among unvaccinated cases. Our results show that vaccinees that tested positive at least a week after the second dose were indeed disproportionally infected with B.1.351, as compared with unvaccinated individuals (odds ratio of 8:1). Those who tested positive between two weeks after the first dose and one week after the second dose, were disproportionally infected by B.1.1.7 (odds ratio of 26:10), suggesting reduced vaccine effectiveness against both VOCs at particular time windows following vaccination. Nevertheless, the B.1.351 incidence in Israel to-date remains low and vaccine effectiveness remains high among those fully vaccinated. These results overall suggest that vaccine breakthrough infection may be more frequent with both VOCs, yet a combination of mass-vaccination with two doses coupled with non-pharmaceutical interventions control and contain their spread. Competing Interest Statement

The authors have declared no competing interest.

Funding Statement

This study was supported by an ERC starting grant 852223 (RNAVirFitness), by an Israeli Science Foundation grant 3963/19, and by kind donations from the Millner and AppFlyer foundations. This study was supported in part by fellowships to TK, NH, and SH from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at Tel-Aviv University.

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[May 03, 2021] mRNA based vaccines are mis-named, they are a gene therapy, triggering the manufacture of antigens to work on virus.

Notable quotes:
"... What remains to be seen is how long the mRNA stays viable, how it is down regulated and let us hope it is stable and not prone to telling the cell about something else to build. ..."
May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
45North1 6 hours ago (Edited) 45North1 6 hours ago (Edited)

mRNA based vaccines are mis-named, they are a gene therapy, triggering the manufacture of antigens to work on virus.

What remains to be seen is how long the mRNA stays viable, how it is down regulated and let us hope it is stable and not prone to telling the cell about something else to build.

They could push this as an annual thing.

I would prefer the Sputnik V which is made to make the immune system do the work, and maybe retain that memory for years (?).

https://sputnikvaccine.com/

[May 03, 2021] There is significant cross-immunity between coronaviruses

May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Faeriedust 3 hours ago

It's true that most common cold coronaviruses only provide immunity for a year or two. HOWEVER, there is significant cross-immunity between coronaviruses.

Meaning that if we can just get the PTB to drop this ridiculous charade of mandated masks, blanket testing and partial shutdowns of everything from restaurants to government offices to baseball games, we can get back to a NORMAL situation in which everyone gets exposed to some kind of coronavirus disease several times a year, expanding and extending the cross-immunities that made eighty percent of the population IMMUNE to Covid-19 when it first arrived.

Before this hysteria hit, medical science had begun to take its first baby-steps towards admitting that humans are biological creatures that exist in a biological environment, in which our relationships with many microbes are not merely harmless, but essential . To cut ourselves off from the living world is to die. Sterility kills. Isolating ourselves from all potential sources of infection inevitably destroys our ability to resist infection when we are finally exposed . The last thing we need is a world of germ-free "bubbles". If we are to lead healthy and wholesome lives, we need to reject the fundamental principles on which the worldwide covid-19 response has been based. Look at Africa. They did nothing. They are healthy and happy.

Bay Area Guy 4 hours ago remove link

These things are described as vaccines, but they aren’t. The not so fine print says that they supposedly prevent recipients from getting serious cases of CoVid. (Tell that to the 74 who died.). That shots will be needed every year was a foregone conclusion. Anyone who thought differently was naive. There are enormous dollars to be made with a virus that’s endemic. And with countries jumping on the vaccine passport bandwagon, not just for travel, but for doing everyday things, Big Pharma is going to rake in trillions from this.

[May 03, 2021] Some scientists have used the term vaccine resistance to describe the reduced efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against some variants

May 03, 2021 | jamanetwork.com

Some scientists have used the term vaccine resistance to describe the reduced efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against some variants. But that confuses matters by suggesting vaccines are analogous to antibiotics, University of Washington biologist Carl Bergstrom, PhD, who studies evolution and medicine, said in an interview. "The key point for me is that in antibiotic resistance, the changes happen in people who are on antibiotics," he said, while antigenic escape by SARS-CoV-2 occurs in people who haven't been vaccinated.

When viruses replicate, Penn State biologist David Kennedy, PhD, explained in an interview, the cycle is like a classic childhood game. "Viruses copying themselves, it's almost like a game of telephone," said Kennedy, who studies pathogen evolution. "They repeat what they thought they heard, so they make mistakes all the time."

Despite those many mistakes, Kennedy noted, he's unaware of any vaccines against viral diseases other than seasonal flu that have had to be updated because of changes in the virus. Hepatitis B virus developed " vaccine escape mutations ," but they posed no health risks, he said.

[May 03, 2021] The Head of EMA is a pharma shill

Actually all vaccines carry a risk. The question is the risk is justified by the severity of the deases in question and prevalent mortality.
May 03, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
Kartoschka , Apr 27 2021 12:33 utc | 24

Maschine translation from:
https://www.anti-spiegel.ru/2021/die-profite-der-pharmakonzerne-sind-wichtiger-als-ein-schnelles-ende-des-lockdown/


It can only be a coincidence that Emer Cooke, who was appointed head of the EMA in November 2020, was head of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), a European lobbying association for the pharmaceutical industry, in which are among others AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer members. She worked there until 1998 and then switched directly to the EU.

Mao Cheng Ji , Apr 27 2021 15:33 utc | 31

There's a growing controversy in Hungary, where the government -- Hungarian government -- published stats for all the vaccines they've been using.

Sputnik V shows the highest effectiveness and least side effects. Sinopharm -- the second best. Pfizer -- the worst.

https://hungarytoday.hu/hungary-vaccines-vaccine-effectiveness-inoculation-vaccine-effectiveness-comparison-pfizer-sputnik-sinopharm/

(I see hungarytoday.hu has already censored the government table out of the article.)

Immediately, a scandal ensued, with herds of righteous grant-eaters explaining why the government stats are not to be believed. All in all, funny slapstick, I like it.

[May 03, 2021] Variants vs. Vaccines - Southwestern Vermont Health Care

May 03, 2021 | svhealthcare.org

In a basic sense, there are two types of pressures that lead to mutations that allow the virus to proliferate at a rate greater than its predecessor. Sometimes these advantages lead to the emergence of a new dominant strain throughout a population.

[May 03, 2021] COVID-19 Vaccines And Coronavirus Mutations

May 03, 2021 | www.npr.org

Mutations in the new coronavirus could reduce the effectiveness of vaccines against it. But vaccines themselves can also drive viral mutations, depending on exactly how the shots are deployed and how effective they are.

So far, vaccines still appear to work against the new strains â€" though scientists are warily watching a variant that first appeared in South Africa since it seems to reduce vaccine effectiveness. And evolution isn't standing still, so scientists realize they may need to update vaccines to keep them working reliably.

What's going on here is somewhat similar to a larger, and more concerning problem in medicine: Many bacteria have gradually evolved the ability to survive even when walloped by a large dose of antibiotics. That problem has created new strains of deadly, drug-resistant germs.

Viruses also evolve, but the process is different and the result is usually much less severe when it comes to vaccines. When a virus such as the coronavirus infects someone, that person's immune system mounts a response. Viruses produce slight variations when they multiply, and if any of these variants can evade a person's immune response, those variants are more likely to survive and possibly to spread to other people

[May 03, 2021] Children and mRNA vaccine

May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Electro Static 6 hours ago

Snyder is not even close to understanding what is going on, but I will give him credit for at least noticing how insane the mRNA experiments are - and bringing up money and big pharma.

Here is a well-documented dose of reality for anyone interested in the truth -

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/reasons-not-getting-covid-vaccine/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=c2658670-8814-4b16-bf20-22cc0f01ddac

Good luck!

[May 03, 2021] EU starts legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls

Notable quotes:
"... Remember how Oxford-AZ was going to offer the vaccine pro-bono and Billy Baphomet said they had to charge for it? Pfizer (with a big Black Rock stake) has tried repeatedly to take over AZ (similar BlackRock stake of around 8%) but has been rebuffed. I wouldn't be surprised if AZ is about to be humbled. ..."
"... Oligarchical collectivism is equally happy with fascism, communism or any other variety of state corporatism. Is this why the socialist/communist left has disappeared (it's redundant)? ..."
May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

George Mc , Apr 27, 2021 11:26 AM

This is gearing up to a money circus indeed. From the Graud:

"EU starts legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls
Firm says it will 'strongly defend itself' against claim it breached agreement to supply Covid jab"

There will be the usual Left/ Right theatre with interminable wrangling over accusations of incompetence, corruption and a more responsible system for allocating funds . all over a totally unnecessary and potentially lethal vax for a hyped up flu variant.

Moneycircus , Apr 27, 2021 2:44 PM Reply to Corarden

Remember how Oxford-AZ was going to offer the vaccine pro-bono and Billy Baphomet said they had to charge for it? Pfizer (with a big Black Rock stake) has tried repeatedly to take over AZ (similar BlackRock stake of around 8%) but has been rebuffed. I wouldn't be surprised if AZ is about to be humbled.

There is no Department of Commerce, Securities and Exchange Commission, or Competition Commission -- effectively they've disappeared. Monopoly is the order of the day.

Oligarchical collectivism is equally happy with fascism, communism or any other variety of state corporatism. Is this why the socialist/communist left has disappeared (it's redundant)?

The recreation of IG Farben (including Bayer-Monsanto) which was a longstanding Rockefeller partner the green light to Amazon dominance in retail the inevitably centralized nature of subsidized "Green" energy the social credit system implied by replacing money with digital store credits the attempt to abolish individual self-determination in the interest of "keeping everybody safe" the intention is clear as day.

[May 03, 2021] Pfizer vaccine effective against Indian variant of Covid-19 - The Doha Globe

May 03, 2021 | thedohaglobe.com

TEL AVIV: The Pfizer vaccine is effective against the Indian variant of Covid-19, albeit at a reduced efficacy level, Israeli authorities have said, say reports.

Israel, which has been touted as one of the world’s vaccination success stories due to its sweeping inoculation campaign against Covid-19, has identified eight cases of the so-called “Indian†variant of the novel coronavirus, just days after the country ended its outdoors mask mandate

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The Indian variant has been identified in both the UK and in Ireland.

“The impression is that the Pfizer vaccine has efficacy against it, albeit a reduced efficacy,†the Israel’s health ministry director-general, Hezi Levy, told Kan public radio, saying the number of cases of the variant in Israel now stood at eight.

Israel has already vaccinated 81 per cent of its 9.3 million population, all residents above the age of 16.

Double mutant variant

Indian authorities had in January detected a “double mutant†variant of the virus, with changes to the SARS-nCov-2 virus spike protein similar to those in both UK and South Africa at once.

While the UK variant was known to be more infectious, the South African variant was believed to be deadlier â€" and triggered reduced efficacy rates in existing vaccines.

AstraZeneca had announced plans to develop a modification to its vaccine to better tackle the threat of new variants, aiming to prepare this by the end of the year.

Pfizer, meanwhile, has said those who had already taken its vaccine may require a third dose within 6-12 months, as their immunity to the virus starts to wane.

[May 03, 2021] South African variant can break through Pfizer vaccine- Study - Coronavirus pandemic News - Al Jazeera

May 03, 2021 | www.aljazeera.com

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through†Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a study in Israel found.

The South African coronavirus variant managed to penetrate the protection offered by two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to some degree, though it remains unclear just how much efficacy is lost, it said.

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The research, released on Saturday, compared nearly 400 people who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they received one or two doses of the vaccine, against the same number of unvaccinated patients with the disease.

It matched age and gender, among other characteristics.

The South African variant, B.1.351, was found to make up about 1 percent of all the COVID-19 cases across all the people studied, according to the study by Tel Aviv University and Israel’s largest healthcare provider, Clalit. But among patients who had received two doses of the vaccine, the variant’s prevalence rate was eight times higher than those unvaccinated â€" 5.4 percent versus 0.7 percent.

This suggests the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, compared with the original coronavirus and a variant first identified in Britain that has come to comprise nearly all COVID-19 cases in Israel, the researchers said.

“ We found a disproportionately higher rate of the South African variant among people vaccinated with a second dose, compared with the unvaccinated group. This means that the South African variant is able, to some extent, to break through the vaccine’s protection,†said Tel Aviv University’s Adi Stern who led the study.

However, the researchers cautioned that the study only had a small sample size of people infected with the South African variant because of its rarity in Israel.

They also said the research was not intended to deduce overall vaccine effectiveness against any variant, since it only looked at people who had already tested positive for COVID-19, not at overall infection rates.

Pfizer and BioNTech could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours.

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Almost 53 percent of Israel’s 9.3 million population has received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Israel has largely reopened its economy in recent weeks as the pandemic appeared to recede, with infection rates, severe illness and hospitalisations dropping sharply.

About one-third of Israelis are below the age of 16, which means they are still not eligible for the shot.

[May 03, 2021] COVID-19 Vaccines vs Variants "Determining How Much Immunity Is Enough - Vaccination - JAMA - JAMA Network

May 03, 2021 | jamanetwork.com

Trials of the Novavax , Janssen/Johnson & Johnson , and AstraZeneca vaccines in South Africa, where the B.1.351 variant of concern represents virtually all of the circulating SARS-CoV-2, seemed to justify those concerns. The South Africa trials found lower vaccine efficacy compared with trials in other countries where B.1.351 wasn’t dominant.

The pivotal trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the first 2 authorized by the FDA, were conducted mainly in the US before any cases of infection by B.1.351 or other variants of concern had been detected in the country.

Much of the current data on the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines’ efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variants has come from laboratory studies in which researchers exposed serum samples from immunized individuals to genetically engineered versions of concerning variants and then measured neutralizing antibody titers. Such studies repeatedly have shown the vaccines elicit lower levels of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 variants than against older, more common isolates.

For example, in a February 17 letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine , scientists described testing serum samples from individuals immunized with 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against recombinant viruses containing some or all of the spike protein mutations found in the B.1.351 variant. Neutralization of B.1.351 was approximately two-thirds lower than that of USA-WA1/2020, an early SARS-CoV-2 isolate.

In another letter published the same day, researchers reported measuring neutralizing antibody activity in serum samples from participants in the phase 1 trial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. One week after the participants received the second dose, neutralizing antibody titers induced by a recombinant virus bearing the B.1.351 spike protein were 6-fold lower than those induced by a recombinant virus bearing the original Wuhan-Hu-1 spike protein.

However, that still might be sufficient to protect against COVID-19, or at least severe COVID-19.

“Fortunately, neutralization titers induced by vaccination are high, and even with a 6-fold decrease, serum can still effectively neutralize the virus,†Fauci and 2 NIAID colleagues wrote in a JAMA ï"¿ editorial posted February 11. And, they noted, lower vaccine efficacy in the South African clinical trials could be related to geographic or population differences.

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Without immune correlates of protection, only real-world experience can provide answers about COVID-19 vaccines’ efficacy against illness and death from SARS-CoV-2 variants.

“For right now, you know that a line is crossed if you see people fully immunized with the vaccines [who], nonetheless, when infected with the variants, are being hospitalized,†Offit said at a February 4 COVID-19 Vaccine Analysis Team press briefing.

At first glance, findings from a phase 2 trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa seemed quite discouraging, spurring that country to suspend its planned rollout of the vaccine. The trial found that the vaccine did not protect against mild to moderate COVID-19 caused by the B.1.351 variant. The findings , posted February 12, had not been peer reviewed.

However, “the study was not really designed to determine whether the vaccine could protect against severe COVID or not,†principal investigator Shabir Madhi, MBBCH, PhD, a vaccinologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and cofounder and codirector of the African Leadership Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise, said in a February 7 briefing about the results. Participants, who numbered only about 2000, were youngâ€"average age 31 yearsâ€"and healthy, so their risk of severe disease was low, vaccinated or not, explained Madhi, who also led Novavax’s vaccine trial in South Africa.

Novavax and Janssen conducted larger trials in South Africa than Oxford and AstraZeneca. Although both of their vaccines had lower efficacy rates in South Africa than in trials in other countries, vaccinated participants who received the Janssen vaccine were still less likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 than those who received placebo shots, and Madhi recently told Nature he expected that to be the case with the Novavax vaccine as well.

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced February 25 that they had begun evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of a third dose of their vaccine to see whether it would boost immunity to SARS-CoV-2 variants. In addition, the companies said they are discussing with regulatory agencies, including the FDA, a clinical study to evaluate a modified vaccine based on the B.1.351 variant. “The companies are hoping to pursue the validation of future modified mRNA vaccines with a regulatory pathway similar to what is currently in place for flu vaccines,†according to a press release.

Moderna announced February 24 that it had shipped a booster vaccine candidate based on B.1.351 to the NIAID for a phase 1 trial. And Novavax, whose first-generation vaccine hasn’t been authorized yet in the US, announced January 28 it was working on developing a booster, a combination bivalent vaccine, or both to protect against variants. The company said it expected to begin clinical trials in the second quarter of 2021.

Modifying vaccines to target variants isn’t difficult. For example, with Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines, “it’s very convenient, because, basically, all you do is change a computer program and the synthetic for the synthesizing portion of this and you can change the vaccine,†Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, which regulates vaccines, said during a January 29 American Medical Association (AMA) webinar . “But the question is, what do we need from the FDA perspective to feel comfortable having that deployed.â€

On February 22, the FDA updated its nonbinding guidance for vaccine manufacturers to include information about what the agency would like to see when evaluating vaccines that have been modified to address emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.

The updated guidance advises manufacturers to conduct studies comparing neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 induced by the modified vaccine with those induced by the prototype vaccine. One such study should use serum samples from people who hadn’t been previously vaccinated or infected with SARS-CoV-2, while another study would use serum samples from people previously vaccinated with a prototype vaccine who then received an experimental booster against variants of concern.

The Hard Part

Modifying COVID-19 vaccines would probably be the most straightforward step in dealing with SARS-CoV-2 variants. “For vaccines and biologics, it’s the manufacturing process that defines the product, and the manufacturing process isn’t changing,†Baylor explained.

More challenging will be deciding when and how to deploy COVID-19 vaccines 2.0. The influenza model, in which surveillance during the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season identifies the circulating strains to target with vaccines in the Northern Hemisphere’s coming flu season, doesn’t work for SARS-CoV-2, Baylor noted.

“The challenge for COVID is what variant do you pick†when modifying a vaccine, he said. “How often does it change?â€

Once that’s decided, would people who’ve already received the original COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot to protect against variants of concern while vaccine-naive individuals receive the original vaccine and the booster rolled into one? “Do we have the capacity to make both?†Baylor asked.

Plus, the need to deploy vaccines or boosters targeting new variants would complicate the already rocky rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, in part due to inexperience in vaccinating US adults en masse.

“How do we deploy this?†Baylor said of next-generation COVID-19 vaccines. “When do we pull the trigger to actually do this?â€

[May 03, 2021] Why authorities ask vaccinated people wear masks and obey social distancing rules?

May 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

acheron2016 10 hours ago

IF vaccines worked it shouldn't matter to a vaccinated person whether you have a vaccination or not.

The entire "what about the poor wretch that is so ill he cannot survive a vaccine" is just virtue signaling tripe. FIRST no person has a claim on your life. Period, the only exception being your own children. And even that has finite limits.

The more truthful complaint is "I KNOW it is a scientific fact that flu vaccines are at BEST 70%, and often closer to 40% effective. So I am afraid of my own shadow." This exposes a risk aversion that has long since crossed over into the mental illness of full on uncontrollable paranoia.

Let the person that is so sick they cannot be around other people self isolate. Let the person that is so terrified they cannot function in society self isolate too!

The fake outrage and virtue signaling sociopaths have well and truly outlived the patience of everyone on the planet that doesn't require psychotropic drugs to make it through the day.

[May 03, 2021] Teachers abusing kids. Disgusting. Pfizer and Moderna experimenting on kids. Criminal

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... "teachers abusing kids" ..."
"... " Pfizer and Moderna are both running clinical trials for their experimental mRNA shots on 11,000 children as young as six months old . Both trials began in mid-March. Moderna calls its study KidCOVE . Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are also using children as guinea pigs . These companies have no moral fiber and are driven solely by profits. That is a given. But the parents are something beyond surreal." ..."
May 03, 2021 | off-guardian.org

Jacques , Apr 27, 2021 10:18 AM

"teachers abusing kids"

No shit. Yesterday, as I was driving from my hideaway up on the hill in the woods, I caught a glimpse of a group of preschoolers coming out of the forest. I thought that they had facemasks on, which I found preposterous, so I stopped, checked the rear-view mirror and waited for them to come closer. Sure enough, they did have the fucking things on. Mind you, it was a nice sunny day, the air fresh, the perfect April weather.

I went full postal and yelled at the teachers with just about all my might. They didn't seem to give a shit. Maybe they're too afraid, like of "losing their job". Damn, in retrospect, I should have addressed the kids and told them to tell the teachers to wipe their ass with the stupid masks.

This is truly horrible, and I know what I'm talking about. I started school in 1970, a short while after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. At a time when all hope was crushed, when the purges started. When people were afraid of "losing their job", if not worse. The teachers took out their fear, or perhaps anger, on us kids. Save for some, they came hard on us children and passed on us the oppression inflicted on them by the regime. I, as other kids, saw them as enemies and fought against them throughout my younger years. I was only able to come out of that in university (on the other side of the world).

What the teachers are doing today is much worse. It's not just mindfuck, it physical terror. They're taking party in asphyxiating the kids.

Disgusting

Corarden , Apr 27, 2021 11:30 AM Reply to Jacques

Very interesting observation born from real experience Jacques – that the oppressed adults took it out on the children, focused it through their own lens onto their helpless captives in a mirror image of the larger version of the cruelty and dehumanising process. Horrible. Undeniable based on current events.

Arby , Apr 27, 2021 5:06 PM Reply to Corarden

"VAERS: Two-year-old baby in Virginia dead six days after second experimental Pfizer mRNA shot"
From the above linked-to article by ? (The Covid Blog):

" Pfizer and Moderna are both running clinical trials for their experimental mRNA shots on 11,000 children as young as six months old . Both trials began in mid-March. Moderna calls its study KidCOVE . Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are also using children as guinea pigs . These companies have no moral fiber and are driven solely by profits. That is a given. But the parents are something beyond surreal."

Peter , Apr 28, 2021 12:10 AM Reply to Arby

Sickening. Evil.

Corarden , Apr 27, 2021 10:36 AM Reply to NickM

Judge Christian Dettmar

" the children are not only endangered in their mental, physical and spiritual well-being by the obligation to wear face masks during school hours and to keep their distance from each other and from other persons, but, in addition, they are already being harmed. At the same time, this violates numerous rights of the children and their parents under the law, the constitution and international conventions. This applies in particular to the right to free development of the personality and to physical integrity from Article 2 of the Basic Law as well as to the right from Article 6 of the Basic Law to upbringing and care by the parents (also with regard to measures for preventive health care and 'objects' to be carried by children) "

As Reiner Fuellmich stated recently – 'They are coming after the children.'

[May 02, 2021] If anyone had listened to Dr. Fauci or any of the mainstream press, they would think the vaccine is totally 100% safe and effective. But it is not 100% safe and 100% effective and we probably need to live with those limitation

Notable quotes:
"... If anyone had listened to Dr. Fauci or any of the mainstream press, they would think the vaccine is totally 100% safe. ..."
"... the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, VAERS, would disagree with Dr. Fauci and the mainstream media. ..."
"... According to the most recent data from VAERS found on the CDC website , 3.018 people have been reported died after taking the COVID-19 Vaccine. These deaths constitute 64.45% of all vaccine deaths. So, not only have the COVID vaccines killed 3,018 people, but 6 in 10 recorded deaths from vaccines were from a COVID vaccine alone ..."
"... ABC News reports that 189.4 million flu vaccines were distributed in the 2020-2021 season. Of that, VAERS reports a grand total of 598 people have died from the vaccines. ..."
May 02, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

chubbar 5 hours ago

https://www.thewashingtongazette.com/2021/05/breaking-cdc-data-3018-people-reported.html?utm_source=greatawakening&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare

If anyone had listened to Dr. Fauci or any of the mainstream press, they would think the vaccine is totally 100% safe. They would think that anyone who says differently is a conspiracy theorist with enough tinfoil to build a radio antenna that would reach the Andromeda Galaxy.

However, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, VAERS, would disagree with Dr. Fauci and the mainstream media.

According to the most recent data from VAERS found on the CDC website , 3.018 people have been reported died after taking the COVID-19 Vaccine. These deaths constitute 64.45% of all vaccine deaths. So, not only have the COVID vaccines killed 3,018 people, but 6 in 10 recorded deaths from vaccines were from a COVID vaccine alone:

But, some may say, that mortality rate is completely inline with any other vaccine. Well, not exactly. Right now, roughly 1 in 2 people older than 6 months of age have likely received a flu vaccine . However, according to the latest data, 43% of adults have received the first COVID vaccine dose .

Breaking this down by data, ABC News reports that 189.4 million flu vaccines were distributed in the 2020-2021 season. Of that, VAERS reports a grand total of 598 people have died from the vaccines.

So, considering more people have taken the Flu vaccine than a COVID vaccine, and far fewer people have died with a flu vaccine than a COVID vaccine, it is not at all accurate to suggest the Coronavirus vaccine is as safe as a flu vaccine. The VAERS reporting system says completely differently.

Granted, just because a report goes into VAERS, it doesn't mean that it has been fully investigated and confirmed, but the CDC's webpage for VAERS says that it is a useful tool to provide an early warning of safety problems with vaccines:

The strengths of VAERS are that it is national in scope and can quickly provide an early warning of a safety problem with a vaccine. As part of CDC and FDA's multi-system approach to post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring, VAERS is designed to rapidly detect unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse events, also known as "safety signals."

If a safety signal is found in VAERS, further studies can be done in safety systems such as the CDC's Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) or the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) project.

These systems do not have the same limitations as VAERS, and can better assess health risks and possible connections between adverse events and a vaccine.

This is particularly alarming to say the least, since the COVID vaccine alone has been responsible for 120,000 adverse reactions in general, it would be a good idea to discuss getting the vaccine with your doctor to see if it is the right choice for you."

QuiteShocking 5 hours ago remove link

We've probably already have herd immunity in many places..

[Apr 30, 2021] Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU authorisation on Covid-19 shot for younger teens, Europe News Top Stories

Apr 30, 2021 | www.straitstimes.com

Pfizer and BioNTech said they have asked European regulators to authorise their Covid-19 vaccine for those aged 12-15, a move seen as a crucial step towards achieving herd immunity.

The companies already filed a similar request with US authorities earlier this month. Their vaccine is currently only approved for use in people aged 16 and over.

In a joint statement released yesterday, Pfizer and BioNTech said they had submitted a request with the Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) to expand the use of their jab to include "adolescents 12 to 15 years of age".

Mr Ugur Sahin, co-founder and CEO of Germany's BioNTech, on Thursday said the jab could be available for those age groups from next month if EU approval is granted.

The move comes after Phase 3 trial data showed the vaccine provided "robust antibody responses" and was 100 per cent effective in warding off the disease among those aged 12 to 15. "The vaccine also was generally well tolerated," the statement added.

In an interview with Der Spiegel weekly, Mr Sahin said he expected regulators' evaluation of the data to take four to six weeks.

If approved, the green light would apply to all 27 European Union member states.
Pfizer and BioNTech added that they also plan to seek authorisations "with other regulatory authorities worldwide".

No coronavirus vaccines are currently authorised for use on children.

While children and teenagers are less likely to develop severe Covid-19 symptoms, they make up a large part of the population and inoculating them is considered key to ending the pandemic.

The prospect of getting older children jabbed before the next school year begins would also ease the strain on parents who are juggling the demands of homeschooling while keeping up with jobs.

"It's very important to enable children a return to their normal school lives and allow them to meet with family and friends," Mr Sahin told Spiegel.

BioNTech and Pfizer are also racing to get their jab approved for younger kids, from six months upwards.

"In July, the first results for five- to 12-year-olds could be available, and those for younger children in September," Mr Sahin said.

Ongoing trials so far are "very encouraging", he added, suggesting that "children are very well protected by the vaccine".

The BioNTech/Pfizer shot is based on mRNA technology and was the first Covid-19 jab to be approved in the West late last year

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[Apr 30, 2021] Biden's administration push vaccine to children

Apr 30, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Inoculating children is a key step toward herd immunity , health officials say.

The Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine is currently authorized in the U.S. for people 16 years and older. The companies have asked U.S. health regulators to authorize the vaccine for people 12 years and older. Mr. Zients said if the FDA authorizes Pfizer's vaccine for adolescents, the administration will have "both a robust plan and sufficient supply" to administer those shots.

Shots from Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson are authorized in the U.S. for people 18 years and older. Both companies are testing their vaccines in adolescents.

Mr. Biden's senior Covid-19 advisers say they are reaching out to pediatricians, citing them as "an important point of trust" who can help encourage parents to vaccinate their children once shots are approved. The administration hopes children in high school will be vaccinated going into the fall school year.

Many school districts are still providing hybrid in-person and remote learning, though some of the largest districts across the country plan to fully reopen in the fall for in-person instruction.

[Apr 30, 2021] More then half of adults in the U.S. had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the CDC. That proportion ranged from 72% in New Hampshire to 39% in Mississippi.

Apr 30, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Estimates have differed on how much of the population would need to be vaccinated to stop the virus from circulating, but many health experts are using 70% to 80% as a goal . As of Thursday, 52% of adults in the U.S. had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That proportion ranged from 72% in New Hampshire to 39% in Mississippi.

[Apr 30, 2021] Keyboard warriors attack Joe Rogan after he DOES NOT recommend young healthy people get Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 30, 2021 | www.rt.com

Podcaster Joe Rogan has become a target of critics on social media after saying he believes young and healthy people likely don't need Covid-19 vaccines and even opined that inoculating children is "crazy."

Rogan quickly began trending on social media on Tuesday after a recent clip from his podcast, 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' prompted critics to accuse him of spreading Covid-19 disinformation and feeding into vaccine hesitancy.

In fact, Rogan said on his show that he believes getting vaccinated is "safe" for most people – before he argued that not everyone has to get a jab.

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"I think for the most part, it's safe to get vaccinated. I do. But if you're like 21-years-old and you say to me, 'should I get vaccinated?' I'll go no," Rogan said in the clip, first posted by a journalist for the left-wing Media Matters.

The podcaster went on to argue that a healthy person who exercises regularly, eats well, and has no health conditions that weaken their immune system likely "don't need to worry about this."

The group Rogan believes should not be subjected to vaccines at all is children, revealing his own two kids both got Covid-19 and claiming that in the end, "it was nothing." Adding that he is not "diminishing" that children have died from the virus, Rogan blasted people who are pushing for children to be vaccinated when most are far less vulnerable to the virus than adults.

"You should be vaccinated if you're vulnerable," Rogan said.

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Rogan's vaccine opinion has gotten him once again on the firing line against liberal critics. The former 'Fear Factor' host has become a frequent target since his podcast exclusively moved to Spotify and quickly became the network's most popular show. He's been criticized for everything from his views on trans women in sports to his openness to interviews with controversial figures such as Alex Jones.

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Others also criticized Spotify, which has even seen employees protest the hiring of Rogan since the platform went into business with him in what was reportedly a $100 million contract.

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While Rogan cited his own experience with his children when criticizing mass vaccinations, kids and even younger adults are also statistically far less vulnerable to the virus than older people. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people under 45 account for less than 3% of the Covid-19 deaths in the US. The highest is 65 and older, which covers over 80%.

Comorbidities – underlying conditions that weaken the immune system, such as diabetes and hypertension – are also frequent among the hundreds of thousands of patients who have died from the virus.

There are currently no vaccines on the market authorized for anyone under 16 to take. Pfizer's vaccine is approved for patients 16 and older, while Moderna has been approved for people 18 and over.

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During another episode of his podcast this year, Rogan revealed he is not planning on getting a vaccine himself. Asked whether he would get the vaccine when available, he replied, "no. I mean I would if I felt like I needed it."

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[Apr 29, 2021] The Pfizer vaccine could cause severe neurodegenerative diseases caused by brain prions created by the mRNA-style vaccine

Apr 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The Pfizer vaccine could cause severe neurodegenerative diseases caused by brain prions created by the mRNA-style vaccine. National File reported, "'The current RNA based SARSCoV-2 vaccines were approved in the US using an emergency order without extensive long term safety testing,' the report declares. 'In this paper the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was evaluated for the potential to induce prion-based disease in vaccine recipients.' Prion-based diseases are, according to the CDC, a form of neurodegenerative diseases, meaning that the Pfizer vaccine is potentially likely to cause long term damage and negative health effects with regards to the brain."

[Apr 29, 2021] Pfizer Vaccine might cause Neurodegenerative Diseases

Apr 27, 2021 | nationalfile.com

In a shocking new report on the COVID-19 vaccines, it has been discovered that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine may have long term health effects not previously disclosed, including “ALS, Alzheimer's, and other neurological degenerative diseases.â€

“The current RNA based SARSCoV-2 vaccines were approved in the US using an emergency order without extensive long term safety testing,†the report declares. “In this paper the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was evaluated for the potential to induce prion-based disease in vaccine recipients.†Prion-based diseases are, according to the CDC, a form of neurodegenerative diseases, meaning that the Pfizer vaccine is potentially likely to cause long term damage and negative health effects with regards to the brain.

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.â€

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.

[Apr 29, 2021] Slowly But Surely, The Truth Is Coming Out: Pfizer CEO admitted that fully vaccinated people will need a third shot of the vaccine within 12 months If you don t want to believe me, perhaps you will believe the CEO of Pfizer. This week, he admitted that fully vaccinated people If you don t want to believe me, perhaps you will believe the CEO of Pfizer. This week, he admitted that fully vaccinated people This week, he admitted that fully vaccinated people will need a third shot of the vaccine within 12 months

Apr 29, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely†need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. His comments were made public Thursday but were taped April 1.

Bourla said it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually.

From the very beginning of this crisis, I have been warning my readers that any immunity would be very temporary.

Natural COVID immunity is very temporary, and immunity conferred by the vaccines is very temporary too.

The CEO of Pfizer is comparing the COVID vaccines to flu shots. Every year millions of Americans rush out to get their flu shots, and the CEO of Pfizer is admitting that it looks like the COVID vaccines will be on a similar schedule …

“There are vaccines that’s like polio that one dose is enough, there are vaccines like pneumococcal vaccine that one dose is enough for adults and there are vaccines like flu that you need every year,†Bourla said. “The Covid virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus.â€

If people are going to need a new shot every year, that means that COVID will be with us for a very long time to come.

This is essentially an admission that the COVID pandemic will not be ending any time soon.

Needless to say, Pfizer stands to make giant mountains of money if COVID vaccines become a yearly thing, and we need to keep that in mind.

A lot of people that I know are going to be extremely upset when they finally realize that the two shots that they got only provide temporary immunity.

And of course lots of people are still getting sick after being fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, so far there have been almost 6,000 documented cases of people being infected after getting two shots, and dozens of them have died …

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that roughly 5,800 people who received a coronavirus vaccine still ultimately came down with the disease anyway, according to CNN.

Of those 5,800, 396 of them (roughly 7 percent) were hospitalized; 74 of the vaccinated people ultimately died. The report proves that the vaccines, though frequently touted by the government and the media, are not guaranteed to prevent everyone from contracting the virus.

That wasn’t supposed to happen.

But it is happening.

Meanwhile, there is a lot of uncertainty about how the current vaccines will fare against variants that have already developed and variants that will develop in the future.

At this point we just don’t know how effective the vaccines will be, but the New York Times is assuring us that we don’t have anything to be concerned about…

“I use the term ‘scariants,’†said Dr. Eric Topol, professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, Calif., referring to much of the media coverage of the variants.

“Even my wife was saying, ‘What about this double mutant?’ It drives me nuts. People are scared unnecessarily. If you’re fully vaccinated, two weeks post dose, you shouldn’t have to worry about variants at all.â€

Really?

I have a feeling that Dr. Eric Topol will end up eating those words.

The reason why a new flu vaccine comes out every year is because the flu is constantly changing and mutating.

The same thing is happening to COVID, and there are already dozens of mutant variations spreading around the globe.

To me, Dr. Eric Topol’s statement was exceedingly irresponsible, especially considering some of the studies that have come out lately. Here is just one example …

Two doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine were found to have only a 10.4% efficacy against mild-to-moderate infections caused by the B.1.351 South Africa variant, according to a phase 1b-2 clinical trial published on Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine . This is a cause for grave concern as the South African variants share similar mutations to the other variants leaving those vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine potentially exposed to multiple variants.

In this article, I haven’t even discussed all of the side effects that we have been witnessing. A few days ago, the FDA issued an unprecedented order regarding the Johnson and Johnson vaccine because it was causing blood clots in a number of cases…

This week, the Food and Drug Administration called for a halt in the administration of the single dose vaccine for COVID-19 manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. The halt was ascribed to the rare incidence of blood clots that could potentially be related to the vaccine.

I am glad that the FDA decided to step in, but the order came too late for this guy …

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

It started out as a normal day for 43-year-old Brad Malagarie of St. Martin. This busy father of seven spent the morning at his D’Iberville office before heading to get a Johnson & Johnson vaccine a little after noon.

He returned to work, and within three hours coworkers noticed he was unresponsive at his desk.

It shouldn’t be controversial to say that rushing experimental vaccines through the testing process was a really bad idea.

We should be putting the safety of the American people first, and nobody knows for sure what the long-term effects of these experimental treatments will be.

In this day and age, we all need to do our own research and we all need to think for ourselves, because the big pharmaceutical companies are more concerned with profits than anything else.

If you are harmed by their experimental therapies, the big pharmaceutical companies won’t be there to pick up the pieces for you if something goes horribly wrong.

* * *

Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America†is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.

So...

  1. Requiring Vaccine IDs or passports violates medical privacy - Right?
  2. Unvaccinated are NOT a threat because the vaccinated are protected - Right?
  3. Preventing unvaccinated from participating in society is discrimination - Right?
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The Antisoiler 5 hours ago remove link

It appears they are moving in the direction of mandating a vaccine subscription, where you will pay monthly or yearly.

Trends indicate subscription based revenue generation is a win-win for both producer, consumer, and eugenicist.

Remember, you will own nothing and be happy about it. You will be free from the burden of asset management. And, you'll essentially be a slave, working till you drop into a grave or incinerator.

Fed Supporter 6 hours ago remove link

Sorry Michael Snyder, you are flat out wrong about natural immunity not lasting very long.

A corona virus from 17 years ago, every year those who were infected get tested for immunity, and guess what every year for 17 year those previously infected individuals still have immunity.

Further, the current corona virus , Covid, is 80% similiar to the one from 17 years ago. Some virologits estimate that 30% of the world has cross immunity and can not get Covid.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you need to do more research. You are parroting the MSM outlets who were selling fear and citing quacks from stanford, etc that said "we just don't know", No they do know they just wanted to ramp fear sky high. Memory T cells are a thing.

see

Antibody that inhibits the new coronavirus discovered in ...

https://www.livescience.com › sars-antibody-inhibits-ne...

May 18, 2020 â€" Blood samples from the patient, who had SARS in 2003, contained an ... Antibody that inhibits the new coronavirus discovered in patient who had SARS 17 years ago ... Antibodies form part of the body's immune response to pathogens. ... But Vir Biotechnology has fast-tracked the antibody for development ...

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2550-z

Here we studied T cell responses against the structural (nucleocapsid (N) protein) and non-structural (NSP7 and NSP13 of ORF1 ) regions of SARS-CoV-2 in individuals convalescing from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ( n = 36). In all of these individuals, we found CD4 and CD8 T cells that recognized multiple regions of the N protein. Next, we showed that patients ( n = 23) who recovered from SARS (the disease associated with SARS-CoV infection) possess long-lasting memory T cells that are reactive to the N protein of SARS-CoV 17 years after the outbreak of SARS in 2003; these T cells displayed robust cross-reactivity to the N protein of SARS-CoV-2. We also detected SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells in individuals with no history of SARS, COVID-19 or contact with individuals who had SARS and/or COVID-19 ( n = 37). SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells in uninfected donors exhibited a, etc.

Fed Supporter 6 hours ago

BTW natural immunity is way better than Mrna vaccines, which are narrowly tailored to target proteins on the spike protein. Once it mutates, like the South Africa and UK mutations, the pfizer vaccine will need modified to target the new mutations hence yearly boosters at $180 a pop. We will be chasing this thing forever, always behind on catching the mutated viruses. Invest in Pfizer their stock will go so high, they are going to make a ton of money off the sheep.

Also, some doctors, said it is not wise to get vaccinated for corvid if you already had it.

Also isn't peculiar the mutations all occurred in countries that ran human trials, Brazil, UK, SA, Israel. These countries were the first to have humans vaccinated and they are the first to have mutations.

Bacon's Rebellion 4 hours ago

"Just look at the number of medicines pulled from pharmacies in the last 20 years that the FDC originally said were perfectly safe"

Think for yourself 4 hours ago (Edited) remove link

also, the mRNA vaccine 'targets' the s-proteins by genetically hijacking your cell to construct biochemical factories to create these s-proteins. Not only is it a fixed overhead (no off switch, it's in your genes now) but that overhead is spent building parts that are designed to inflame your immune system. Even after so-called 'immunity' is acquired, those biochemical factories will keep working to produce, the immune system will keep working against the low-level inflammation, so the cells will not only be spending fuel on negative output, but the spare viral proteins floating around it's creating are just begging to be assimilated into even more mutant strains.

I am convinced that the mRNA 'vaccine' is exponentially increasing the mutation potential of covid-19.

Libertarian777 5 hours ago

THIS GUY GETS IT. Lack of antibodies does not mean immunity disappears.

Pazuzu 4 hours ago

Upvoted for clever use of term 'virologits'. If ever there were a bunch of gits the virology bunch fits the bill.

Josey Yahoo 6 hours ago remove link

Is anybody else stating to feel like they are being played?

For a year now I have been saying that this is a flu, just another flu, being blown into a major issue to literally destroy our nation.

First the lockdowns, to destroy small business, as the large companies will gladly assist in the elimination of cash. NOTE, the immediate calls for cash not to be used as it would transmit the virus, then all of a sudden a coin shortage, when was the last time that happened, oh, that's right, NEVER!

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freedommusic 4 hours ago (Edited)

> Huh? Unvaccinated are a threat to other Unvaccinated people who want to get vaccinated and don't want to die.

No problem that's what your double mask, self isolating, and social distancing is for. Since it is SO EFFECTIVE , it will provide the necessary protection until all the smart people get vaccinated.

Then all the unwashed, ignorant, unvaccinated fools will die off as a result of natural selection.

Everyone wins here and nature wins.

RIGHT?

taketheredpill 6 hours ago

Or maybe the vaccine is 99.9925% Effective (6000 sick out of 80 Million with full dose) and Pharma guys rounded up?

Bacon's Rebellion 6 hours ago (Edited) remove link

ummm.

Assuming 100% accuracy of the "cause of death" being Covid19:

Covid19 survival rates for all age groups:
563,000 dead / 329,000,000 total population = 99.829% survival.

Covid19 survival rates over the age of 75:
245,000 dead / 55,000,000 people = 99.555% survival rate.

Covid19 survival rates under the age of 55:
40,000 dead / 229,000,000 people = 99.983% survival rate.

Covid19 survival rates under the age of 25:
550 dead / 103,000,000 people = 99.9995% survival rate.

Explain to us why in the world we need to vaccinate the 16 to 25 folks? Vaccination DOES NOT MEAN you can't catch it or spread it...

"" We don't know yet whether or not it prevents you from getting infected where you're not with symptoms...but you have virus in your nasopharynx that you could then infect an unvaccinated person who might be vulnerable, and you will inadvertently and innocently get them sick," Fauci explained."

The whole vaccine jive talk is packed with "Could", "Maybe", "Possibly", "Likely", "Unknown"...ect.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/index.htm

Bacon's Rebellion 5 hours ago (Edited)

"UNLESS....you get people to lock down, wash hands, wear masks etc."

Yeah, we did that, and we have 31,000,000 confirmed cases.

How many people contracted Covid19 but were never tested?

Estimating the Fraction of Unreported COVID-19
"The results are striking: ...The range of results across model assumptions and time periods utilized vary between 6 to 24 unreported cases."

So, at 6 unreported for every reported, more than half of the US population has been exposed...your masks and lockdowns have been a huge failure....

186,000,000 infections and 563,000 dead = .3% death rate.

University of Chicago

Fed Supporter 5 hours ago remove link

Bacon, don't confuse taketheredpill with facts, his mind is already made. I'll bet he is a paid sock puppet or just some sick liberal trolling one of the few places post comments that make sense, and that aren't a bunch of collectivist mindless sheep.

russellthetreeman PREMIUM 6 hours ago

It's not a vaccine. It doesn't even come close to halfway meeting the definition of a vaccine.

It's not a pandemic. It doesn't even come close to halfway meeting the definition of a pandemic.

The sars cov 2 virus has a known survival rate of WELL over 99+%.

sun tzu 6 hours ago remove link

The average sheep thinks over 30 million Americans died of covid-19 last year. Idiocy rules

A Lunatic 6 hours ago (Edited)

That still pales in comparison to the 150 million gun deaths we had last year, according to Joe.

Bacon's Rebellion 5 hours ago

"It's not a vaccine"...correct, it's a drug that forces your immune system to do something it doesn't want to do.

The original mRNA researcher when it actually, sorta, worked "I felt like God!"

NYTimes

baja canada 6 hours ago remove link

All BS. My wife and I are unvaccinated and have travelled half the country, always maskless, over the past year. Not sick, haven’t been sick. Our dog is fine, too.

sun tzu 6 hours ago

Same here. I've been to Mexico 3 times too. Nobody around me, family and co-workers, has gotten sick or died.

Lead Engineer PREMIUM 6 hours ago

And the CDC estimates that over 30% of the population has been infected. So if we assume that another 20% had previous natural immunity and another 50% of the susceptible have been vaccinated, then you can see that this pandemic is rapidly going extinct.

Captive1 6 hours ago (Edited) remove link

" From the very beginning of this crisis, I have been warning my readers that any immunity would be very temporary. Natural COVID immunity is very temporary, and immunity conferred by the vaccines is very temporary too."

Disqualifying statement. There is no data to support this statement. Antibody surveillance studies have shown durability and case studies have demonstrated no reinfections to those who had an initial antibody response on the first infection. Not to mention T Cell memory. He doesn't know what he's talking about. Immune memory to COV2 is long lived and protective across multiple strains. I would link the papers but I'm not helping people not be retarded anymore. Big pharma wants you to believe that immunity is temporary to drive profit. It's not.

Huxley's Ghost 6 hours ago remove link

We know so little about the immune system (really the entire human body); basic concepts, yes but effect of environment, innate experience, stressors, diet, etc..not a clue. Individual immune systems because of all these factors are more like fingerprints--vastly unique to each unit. The endocrine and immune systems are black boxes to the medical community but they act like are doing more than spit-balling.

Huxley's Ghost 5 hours ago remove link

In theory, they (vaccine companies) annually analyze what strains are prevalent in the world and predicted to have the greatest impact. Those strains get selected for production of the annual flu shot; it could be the case that the same strain(s) prevailed. Or not. These days you can't believe anything anymore.

Last time I had the flu shot was over 30 years ago. I had flu once since then and took Tamiflu, which was miraculous in its speed (identify and dose early while viral load is low) of effect, minimal/no side effects, and efficacy. I was back on my feet in about 36 hours--fully. I have heard people report horrible abdominal/GI issues (temporary). I was lucky.


strych10 3 hours ago remove link

OK, I've said this before but I will repeat it, ultra basic here:

Natural immunity tends to be both "deeper" and "broader" than what one of these mRNA (straight up or adeno vector, doesn't matter) can provide.

When a virus infects you there are a lot of different things that happen. The two that matter the most for the purposes of this discussion are as follows:

1) Your body sees a wide array of viral surface proteins and gets a look at the actual capsid and lipid envelope too. Particularly after you immune system shreds up some of the buggers and looks at the pieces.

2) Your body gets to see millions of variations on this, including the most statistically common variations in surface protein structure.

This means that your body develops a set of antibodies that is much wider than a single introduced protein can provide.

With the vax you get one structure, lab controlled QC, a single "image" of the target if you will. In the wild you get a bunch of various proteins and a ton of variation in their physical shape, hundreds or thousands of images from various angles.

The result is that you get a relatively wide array of antibodies and a hugely wider picture of what is "not self". This makes it easier for your body to recognize the same or similar infectious agent/infection next time. You also now have a set of antibodies with variable structure making it more likely that they can neutralize a mutant strain of the same virus (or something substantially similar) or at least blunt the next virus' attack long enough to buy time for your immune system to learn about it without you getting a serious illness.

duck_fur 2 hours ago

You seem to have a background in virology. What of the issue of coding errors - either during or after manufacture - within the mRNA payload? What of the possibility of the expressed protein exhibiting a fold due to the error(s)?

strych10 1 hour ago

I'm not a virologist. I'm a cell biologist.

So, trying not to make this a full on basic genetics class...

Yes, what you're asking is possible. It's also statistically rare. The root of misformed proteins tends to be genetic code error or a mistake in copying that code into mRNA.

Ribosomes, which translate mRNA into a protein, tend to be very good at their job and if they make an error can often detect it, back up and fix it and then begin sequencing again. Errors do occur but they're rare. At this stage more common is an issue of improper folding of the protein resulting in an improper tertiary structure and the inability to form a quaternary structure due to this. (A quaternary structure is an overall structure formed by multiple proteins folded to fit together into a larger unit which serves a purpose. For example, hemoglobin is formed from four separate proteins that fold up and then can fit together to form hemoglobin.)

So, assuming that the QC is good, which I have no reason to believe that it is not, coding errors are not really a problem. It's the fact that the QC is too good.

But then you have to step back and ask if this matters. Yes and no, and I'll give you a quick explanation of each.

An antibody is, essentially, like a Y of gum you're sticking on the key to a lock. The virus has a key that unlocks the cell, the antibody prevents these two things from coming into physical contact so the key can never open the lock. Once bound this antibody also marks whatever it has bound to for destruction by other parts of the immune system. That in mind...

Yes: If CoV-2 were to mutate to the point that the spike proteins in question changed enough that an antibody couldn't bind to the virion then the virus could evade the antibodies that neutralize the virion and mark it for destruction.

No: In order to do this, generally, you need quite a bit of mutation to change the physical structure of the spike. In a lot of cases this would make the virion non-operational because the same change that allows it to avoid the antibodies also means it can no longer fit that key into the desired lock.

So, does it really matter? Again, yes and no. If the virus can "figure out" a key that still opens the desired lock (or another one) and doesn't fit the antibody it will avoid the immune system until the immune system figures out what's going on. This takes some time. Infected cells have to signal that they're infected, inspection has to be done, antibodies synthesized etc.

So, IMHO, and it's just my opinion: the fear of "breakthrough" is rather overblown. However, it is still real. In a natural infection there is less chance of this kind of "breakthrough" because your body has more data on the invader meaning that the invader usually needs to change a lot more in order to evade the immune system hence "broader" and "deeper". That said, there are viruses that are pretty good at this. Influenza A is one of them.

This is the root of what you may have heard last year about "T-cell immunity". People had previously encountered a disease substantially similar to CoV-2 and it was similar enough that they produced an antibody that neutralized CoV-2.

Quasimodo. 48 minutes ago remove link

If you have breakthrough, you have a new virus. A mutation, not just a variant. Most variants have only slight changes in protein. A variant is more likely to spread and be more virulant if it is less deadly since the host survives long enough to spread the virus further, while a deadlier form (although could happen) will die out quickly as more hosts will die

strych10 15 minutes ago

I actually had to ask my wife about the technical definition about this.

For CoV-2 to change enough to be "not CoV-2" it would require significantly more alteration than you're stating here.

The things that would change the classification are things like capsid shape, nucleic acid type, mechanism of infiltration or exfiltration.

You need far more than simply the ability to evade current immune response. Hence why Influenza A can jump species, come back and still be Influenza A.

Codery 1 hour ago

Ya but that’s just like science, can you explain how any of that helps get rid of Trump?

strych10 1 hour ago remove link

Yes, in three letters. CNN.

sun tzu 6 hours ago remove link

Stay away from big hospitals. They are contract killers for big pharma

Sluggo315 3 hours ago

My older brother that has three or four co-morbidities (weight, BP, asthma, one more I think) was rushed to the hospital for a bowel blockage. He spent the night in the emergency room, and was admitted into the hospital for tests. They put him on the COVID floor. Tell me these hospitals are not in on it too!!!?

TheTruthisSomewhere 5 hours ago remove link

The article unfortunately is going from the erroneous position that this is worse than the flu. It is not the statistics are cooked and it is a testdemic. Variants are always less potent and yes people have natural immunity to this. It is almost a Gaslighting article based on quasi facts and hearsay.

[Apr 28, 2021] Joe Rogan is being attacked by Fauci the White House for daring to have an honest discussion about Covid-19 vaccines by Zachary Leeman

Joe Rogan: "I think it's safe to get vaccinated, but if you're 21 years old ... if you're a healthy person and you're exercising all of the time and you're young and you're eating well, I don't think you need to worry about this." https://twitter.com/i/status/1387077145156063234
And Fauci response: "You have to put a little bit of societal responsibility in your choices, and that's where I disagree with Mr. Rogan." https://twitter.com/i/status/1387414298432000000
It is unclear how Fauci response correlates with the fact that existing vaccines are less effective or (in case of Pfizer and South African strain) ineffective against new mutations. Does he acts as Big Pharma lobbyist, or what ?
Also, you have to be skeptical of pharmaceutical companies and the fact that they cannot be sued if something goes wrong with the vaccine.
Apr 28, 2021 | www.rt.com
White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and communications director Kate Bedingfield have made a point of belittling and attacking podcaster Joe Rogan for daring to have a mixed opinion on Covid-19 vaccines.

As Rogan has skyrocketed over the years to arguably the most influential and successful podcaster around, he has also turned into an intensely controversial figure, mainly for liberals who fear his willingness to give a platform to right-wing figures like Alex Jones and his less-than-PC takes on everything from transgender athletes to Covid-19 vaccines.

The latter is what landed the former 'Fear Factor' host in the hot seat this week as a clip from a recent episode of 'The Joe Rogan Experience' made its way across social media and critics painted Rogan as an anti-vaxxer spreading disinformation.

The controversy stems from Rogan saying, during a conversation with fellow comic Dave Smith, he would not recommend that a healthy person in their early 20s get a Covid-19 vaccine as they are not as vulnerable to the virus as older generations (who account for the majority of Covid deaths in the US) and people with preexisting medical conditions.

The Spotify podcaster also said pushing for kids to be vaccinated is "crazy," citing his own childrens' history with getting Covid-19, as both recovered relatively quickly.

Critics painted Rogan's comments as an angry anti-vaxx rant, urging his millions of listeners to avoid getting inoculated against Covid-19. However, they ignored the fact that Rogan says in the clip (and has said in the past) that getting vaccinated seems mostly safe and is indeed "important" for certain people.

Criticism of Rogan reached a bizarre new level on Wednesday when the White House appeared to launch a coordinated effort to disparage and belittle the podcaster, completely dismissing his opinions.

In multiple interviews, Fauci blasted Rogan for ignoring "societal responsibilities," arguing even young and healthy people should get vaccinated as asymptomatic individuals can still spread the virus.

The infectious disease expert also believes "kids of all ages" will be vaccinated by the end of the year – there are no vaccines on the market in the US approved for anyone under 16 – and everyone should "absolutely" get inoculated.

ALSO ON RT.COM Rose McGowan tells Democrats they are in a cult, and their whining, defensive responses prove her right

Bedingfield also dismissed Rogan's opinion in a CNN interview where she said Rogan not being a doctor basically strips his words of any merit.

"I guess my first question would be, did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren't looking?" she asked. "I'm not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information."

Initial social media criticism of Rogan is one thing, but the White House pitting themselves against a private citizen having an open and frank discussion on a podcast is concerning. It's alarming enough that White House officials busy with vaccination efforts and a still-fresh administration would take the time to debate Rogan on the subject, but the responses to his discussion also show that administration officials are fearful of open debate and conversations about the vaccines. If one even strays from the belief that vaccines are 100% safe and every single person, regardless of age or health, should take them, they are attacked, at least if you have the following that Rogan has.

Rogan's discussions on Covid-19 vaccines do not boil down to a debate on whether getting inoculated against the virus is good for everyone or not. The recent viral clip even opens with the podcaster saying vaccines are safe, and he acknowledges that what he says about children and young, healthy people is not true across the board. He merely expresses concerns as a father and gives a personal opinion that in no way discourages everyone from getting a vaccine.

Looking at Fauci and Bedingfield's responses, it appears they aren't even debating what Rogan actually said.

Fauci, who has been a controversial figure himself and accused of flip-flopping multiple positions during the pandemic, argues that it is the potential transmission of the virus from one person to another that is the reason everyone should be vaccinated. Rogan never talks about the risk of transmission though. He simply makes the argument that a healthy individual who is younger may not need a vaccination to protect themselves from the deadlier aspects of Covid.

Bedingfield's argument is even lamer as she says without a "Dr." title, Rogan simply can't have concerns about vaccinations for children and others. She argues no one should take "medical advice" from a podcaster, setting Rogan up as a man who presented himself as some kind of expert on vaccines, dishing out advice to his listeners, who apparently aren't intelligent enough to make up their own minds, according to these critics.

Fauci and Bedingfield and any other White House official who decides to paint Rogan as the face of anti-vaxxers should be ashamed of themselves. Their personal attacks are an opportunistic way to take a shot at someone who has somehow become a near-pariah on the left, and to discourage open and frank discussions about vaccines. Their swift dismissal of a comedian who is not quite waving the flag for every single person to be vaccinated shows that they don't want discussion from citizens they want compliance and for people to keep nodding their heads at their ever-changing talking points and guidelines.

It really doesn't matter who is right in the White House versus Joe Rogan debate because there shouldn't be a White House versus Joe Rogan debate. Ironically, Fauci and Bedingfield have probably made more people aware of Rogan's comments by addressing them. They and other officials have taken questionable criticism of a fairly harmless conversation and used it to create a false narrative about one man to strike fear into anyone who would dare consider what he or anyone else would say above what they do.

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[Apr 28, 2021] I think efficiency will drop over time requiring frequent booster shots as well as new virus strains that render the current vaccine useless. Time will tell.

Notable quotes:
"... CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla is a veterinarian! ..."
"... CEO runs a business, not scientific R&D! Pfizer has thousands of employees to do the R&D work. ..."
Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

heehaw2 2 hours ago

CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla is a veterinarian! Ha ha ha. Franci depends on this guy to give out experiment mRNA treatments to humans...what a total joke

AGuy 2 hours ago

CEO runs a business, not scientific R&D! Pfizer has thousands of employees to do the R&D work.

That's said, I don't have much faith in the vaccines. I think efficiency will drop over time requiring frequent booster shots as well as virus strains that render the current vaccine useless. Time will tell.

[Apr 27, 2021] What We Know About India s Double Mutant Covid-19 Variant

Notable quotes:
"... In the hard-hit state of Maharashtra, the double mutant has already become the dominant strain, according to Dr. Anurag Agrawal, director of the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. In samples collected in the state from January to March, over 60% were of the double-mutant variant, according to a study by the National Institute of Virology in Pune ..."
"... That research could inform future vaccine development, especially booster shots that will target particular variants of Covid-19, Dr. Pinsky said. ..."
Apr 27, 2021 | www.wsj.com

...The Indian variant has 13 mutations, but gets its name from two mutations similar to those seen separately in other variants. In other variants, one mutation is associated with making the virus more infectious and appears better at evading antibodies, while the other is similar to one that has shown signs of being able to sidestep some of the body’s immune responses.

It was first discovered in India in a sample collected in October, said Dr. Rakesh Mishra, director of the CSIR Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, which operates one of the 10 state-run labs charged with genomic sequencing of the virus. Recent data points to its rapid spread through some regions of India.

In the hard-hit state of Maharashtra, the double mutant has already become the dominant strain, according to Dr. Anurag Agrawal, director of the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. In samples collected in the state from January to March, over 60% were of the double-mutant variant, according to a study by the National Institute of Virology in Pune

For the country overall, this variant made up 70.4% of the samples collected during the week ended March 25, compared with 16.1% just three weeks earlier, according to Covid CG, a tracking tool from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The tool uses data from the GISAID Initiative, a global database for coronavirus genomes.

... The virus has already hopped to at least 21 countries, according to researchers at four universities that track viral lineages. Genetic sequencing has turned up cases in the U.S., Germany, Turkey and Nigeria, among others. In the U.K, genome sequencers have found the variant among people who haven’t traveled, suggesting it has spread within the community.

... In California, at least 20 confirmed or presumptive cases of the double mutant have been discovered since late March, according to Dr. Benjamin Pinsky, director of Clinical Virology Laboratory at Stanford University. Dr. Pinsky said samples have already been sent to collaborators at other laboratories, where research is under way to test how the virus reacts to monoclonal antibodies and plasmas from infected or vaccinated people.

That research could inform future vaccine development, especially booster shots that will target particular variants of Covid-19, Dr. Pinsky said.

Many young people are now falling ill and showing up at hospitals with severe symptoms, doctors and public-health experts said. In this surge, people age 26 to 44 account for about 40% of total cases and 10% of deaths, Dr. Kant said, compared with the previous wave, when almost all of the deaths were those aged 60 and above.


[Apr 27, 2021] No clear link between vaccinations and deaths has been found to date

Apr 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

norecovery , Apr 23 2021 16:19 utc | 12

It's no wonder there's "hesitancy" among the public about vaccination. Sputnik News has a revealing article on Pfizer's push to compete while downplaying the safety of their experimental treatment -- https://sputniknews.com/world/202104231082693859-is-pfizer-quietly-targeting-other-vaccines-while-holding-back-on-its-own-safety-record-/

Note one of the qualifiers in the death stats: "(3) No clear link between vaccinations and deaths has been found to date" -- it appears these public health agencies have set a high bar for causation in order to obfuscate the truth.


Mina , Apr 23 2021 16:40 utc | 13

Another lie used by the Western governments is the claim about the need for 'herd immunity' via vaccination and the aim of 70% of a population.
In fact, giving the vaccine to the +70 and the people who consider themselves at risk and want to be vaccinated is enough to reduce the mortality drastically.

Mina , Apr 23 2021 16:53 utc | 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyPjAfNNA-U
Sucharit Bhakdi on blood clots

oldhippie , Apr 23 2021 18:11 utc | 17

Mina @ 13

When smallpox was extincted the WHO goal was 80% vaccination. Not achieved anywhere. Smallpox is gone.

The ‘vaccine’ does not make anyone immune. It creates antibodies that circulate in bloodstream. It is an airborne respiratory disease. Inside surface of lungs is principal locus of infection. There is no blood on inner surface of lung and thus no antibodies. The blood is close enough to the lung surface for exchange of O2 and CO2, the larger antibody molecule remains in the capillary. The epithelial cells lining the lung become infected with no resistance from any ‘vaccine’ related antibody. If the antibody is useful it will be much later in course of disease.

This is why vaccines for airborne diseases have always been difficult, unreliable. Suddenly, under political pressure, all sorts of non-possible things are claimed. Or inferred and suggested.

We have no idea how far along herd immunity might be. No one is looking. Anyone who wants to investigate herd immunity is a political enemy. The sort of testing that would be required Is possible, can be done, has been done, is relatively slow and difficult. Would need big grants from political bodies. When this all started survivors of SARS-COVID One (from 2003-2005) were asked to give blood. When that blood was exposed to samples of SARS-COVID2 t-cells remembered just what to do, immediately identified the 2 virus as a familiar antigen and ripped it apart. After fifteen years the t-cells still knew what to do. The One virus is only 80% similar to the 2 virus. Herd immunity will happen. Nothing is being done that will make that come any sooner.

lizzie dw , Apr 23 2021 18:53 utc | 18

I have read enough articles about the side effects of these "vaccines" to think that the countries denied the opportunity to be injected should almost be thanking their lucky stars. What is even more remiss, IMO, is that no one anywhere is being apprised of the NEEd for adequate Vit. D levels to combat the virus, nor of at least 2 of the relatively cheap and available therapeutics that can be given in a protocol including other medications/vitamins (hydroxchloroquine and ivermectin).

john swinburne , Apr 23 2021 19:12 utc | 20

The Ugly Truth About The Covid-19 Lockdowns:
https://www.pandata.org/time-to-reopen-society/

[Apr 27, 2021] Russia delivered 200,000 doses of Sputnik V gratis to Slovakia with a contract to deliver 2M more doses. The US/NATO agents busted a gasket, replaced the prime minister and prevented Slovakia from using any of the vaccines. They even refused to return the 200,000 doses so that Russia could use them somewhere else.

Apr 27, 2021 | turcopolier.com

Christian J. Chuba says: April 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm

"Putin critics cite Sputnik V vaccine debacle as attempt to further divide Europe"

This is one of those stories where it is a good mental exercise to try to extract the facts scattered in the layers of BS. It was just incredible. So here is my summary.

Part 1: the facts

Russia delivered 200,000 doses of Sputnik V gratis to Slovakia with a contract to deliver 2M more doses. The US/NATO agents busted a gasket, replaced the prime minister and prevented Slovakia from using any of the vaccines. They even refused to return the 200,000 doses so that Russia could use them somewhere else.

Part 2: the hysterical wailing

Evil Putin is using a divide and conquer strategy to try to destroy Europe but NATO vigilance prevented the Slovakians from being poisoned by this defective product and foiled the local Russian collaborators. Russia is eagerly peddling Sputnik V because it is the first new export item they have developed since the end of the Cold War [I don't know I thought Novichok was pretty good]. India is reconsidering their purchase because the Russians are also selling it to Pakistan (??????? wtf is that supposed to mean?????)

I can't believe an article like this got past any editor, is there a point where people in the U.S. will catch onto the fact that they are reading complete nonsense?

Yeah, Right says: April 17, 2021 at 8:01 am

Novichok is a Soviet-era family of (apparently) non-lethal super-lethal supremely-dangerous nerve agents that you can safely carry around in a perfume bottle even though it is applied as a gel on a door-nob.

Or in a water bottle. Whatever. I've lost track. Was it sprinkled on someone's underpants, or was that last week's explanation?

But definitely not developed for the post-cold war export market.

I do like the "fact" that the Slovakians are complaining that the State Institute for Drug Control doesn't know the details of the contract signed with Russia.

Ahem. There is now a new government.

So the institutions of state can solve that particular puzzle by opening the filing cabinet in the Prime Ministers Office and having a sticky-beak inside.

Perhaps Matovic took the key with him when he vacated the office?

[Apr 27, 2021] Regarding the three articles posted on covid and thrombosis.

Notable quotes:
"... Science now means refusing to know anything but the narrative. There is just no way we shall know how bad a problem the vaccine is. My supposition that the son-in-law's problems are connected to vaccine could be pure ex post facto rubbish. We shall never know because we refuse to look. ..."
Apr 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Oldhippie , Apr 25 2021 14:40 utc | 12

Covid-19 Vaccine Thrombosis:

Regarding the three articles posted on covid and thrombosis.

The first article, the NEJM article, reports six younger patients died of thrombosis, presumably cerebral venous thrombosis. Although the article is so poorly written it is hard to even know. Patients were in "Germany and Austria" but past that all we have is lab test reports. Not even clear if the authors ever saw the patients. Cerebral venous thrombosis is extremely rare in younger patients. The article does make the Astra Zeneca jab the cause of death, obscuring that by referring to it as ChAdOx1 -Covid-19

Second article is basically "nothing to see here" plus "Look! -- - A squirrel!!!" And would be entirely dismissed but for the third article, from Gamaleya Center which basically says "You filthy swine! You inject your citizens with raw sewage and then act surprised you have problems."

The son-in-law has had a series of cardiac problems. Following his vaccination. Doctors tell him the vaccination is entirely safe, absolutely no reported cardiac or circulatory problems reported anywhere. And any who say otherwise are conspiracy theorists he should quit listening to. Making NEJM conspiracy theorists.

Science now means refusing to know anything but the narrative. There is just no way we shall know how bad a problem the vaccine is. My supposition that the son-in-law's problems are connected to vaccine could be pure ex post facto rubbish. We shall never know because we refuse to look.

[Apr 27, 2021] The Pandemic and irrational exuberance about vaccines

Notable quotes:
"... Also registered in Israel, Pfizer vaccine caused more deaths only in Israel than even AstraZeneca in whole Europe.. ..."
Apr 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Lelush , Apr 25 2021 13:24 utc | 5

On the Pandemic front and vaccines...

Yesterday there was a multitudinary demonstration in London against pandemic measures and mainly against implementation of "vaccination passports" not reported by the media, not even the alt-media...

Also there were these past days huge demonstrations in Germany agsint Special Pandemic Powers Laws, currently being signed thorughout the whole EU without people´s knowledge nor escrutiny...

Increasingly are appearing unknown vaccines side effects, as cardiologic ones and effects on menstrual cycle...

Also registered in Israel, Pfizer vaccine caused more deaths only in Israel than even AstraZeneca in whole Europe..

Then this is the vaccine currently monopolizing EU strategy of vaccination through lobbyist like Thierry breton, responsible for EU internal market, The European Council of Foreign Relations ( which labels the Russian vaccine as a risk on EU health security, and pressures coming from the US DoS...

Anyway, the risk of suffering a blood clot with AstraZeneca has doubled in 15 days...and Boris Johnson has already announced that Covid-19 vaccines will not end the pandemic and that "new" meds will be needed to counter next highly likely next fall coming waves...in spite of alleged British succes with vaccines...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9491869/Coronavirus-Britain-pills-treat-Covid-autumn.html

It is a matter of time that the EU citizenry becomes aware that there are spurious interests in blocking EU acess to safe, efficient and cheap vaccines while promoting dangerous ones as a single possiblity which not only offer more risk thatn benefits but also will not provide any kind of immunity, in the best case they prived a slight protection against serious Covid-19 infection.


Lelush , Apr 25 2021 13:41 utc | 6

Who are those profitting from the vaccines...and why there is a war on vaccines, as this is a mutibillion business with no end in sight, as the pandemic will be eternal by design..

Taking into account who are the main shareholders, one is prone to think that this is the way some countries have decided they will capitalize their accute debt crisis, by looting from others, as always...

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/20210423/quienes-son-los-duenos-de-las-vacunas-privadas-y-como-se-estan-enriqueciendo-1111506444.html

Also, how is that Moderna registered the patent of its vaccine already in September, past year, when the pandemic was not even declared yet, not even in China...????

https://twitter.com/aaronyokheved/status/1386015618009272329

Lelush , Apr 25 2021 13:58 utc | 7
A resistance movement against the "new pandemic fascist world order" in surging in Europe.

Images of yesterday greatest in recent history demonstration so far in UK against lockdowns, masks, "vaccine passports" and authoritarian measures on this pandemic alibi..

https://twitter.com/InfoNewsABC/status/1385979583791501318

Also, a resistance movement has surged in France on initiative of artists, philosophers, intellectuals and fed up people who usually think on the arbitrariness and absurdity of certain pandemic measures especially outdoors...with a song "Danser Encore" rising a new resistance hymn...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyBEMRyt6Qg&ab_channel=HKsaltimbank

It is going viral...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQvsOja_30&ab_channel=Journall%27Humanit%C3%A9

German version by Die Box....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phrCiosJB-Q&ab_channel=DIEBOX

Spanish version...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlT-vwnIAEk&ab_channel=ElenadelValle

Italian version...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_b_PLfxugM&ab_channel=StefanManderioli

jared , Apr 25 2021 14:17 utc | 8
Regarding the virus and vaccine -

- On z/h was a posting claiming that in US, there is poor correlation between states enforcing stricter measures and states having better outcomes. Difficult to assess because they play very loose with the died of covid assessment. I suspect this is valid as I dont see the pandaphiles pointing finger at florida texas with any effect.

- It has been noted that the promoters of the pandemic seem to have very low confidence in performance of the vacine as they propose to continue strict control measures.

- Institutions are requiring vacination and signing of release - requiring people to accept medical treatment with a vaccine which is not approved by FDA. Frightening on many levels.

Very troubling.

[Apr 27, 2021] The Gamaleya Center statement - Official website vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V

Notable quotes:
"... Science Mag ..."
Apr 27, 2021 | sputnikvaccine.com

Covid-19 Vaccine Thrombosis:

THE GAMALEYA CENTER STATEMENT

A comprehensive analysis of adverse events during clinical trials and over the course of mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine showed that there were no cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).

All vaccines based on adenoviral vector platform are different and not directly comparable. In particular, AstraZeneca’s ChAdOx1-S vaccine uses chimpanzee adenovirus to deliver the antigen, consisting of S-protein combined with leader sequence of tissue-type plasminogen activator. The vaccine from Johnson&Johnson uses human adenovirus serotype Ad26 and full-length S-protein stabilized by mutations. In addition, it is produced using the PER.C6 cell line (embryonic retinal cells), which is not widely represented among other registered products.

Sputnik V is a two-component vaccine in which adenovirus serotypes 5 and 26 are used. A fragment of tissue-type plasminogen activator is not used, and the antigen insert is an unmodified full-length S-protein. Sputnik V vaccine is produced with the HEK293 cell line, which has long been safely used for the production of biotechnological products.

Thus, all of the above vaccines based on adenoviral vectors have significant differences in their structure and production technology. Therefore, there is no reason and no justification to extrapolate safety data from one vaccine to safety data from other vaccines.

The quality and safety of Sputnik V are, among other things, assured by the fact that, unlike other vaccines, it uses a 4-stage purification technology that includes two stages of chromatography and two stages of tangential flow filtration. This purification technology helps to obtain a highly purified product that goes through mandatory control including the analysis of free DNA presence. In addition, the volume of nucleic acid is several dozen times lower in adenoviral vectors compared to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (1 to 2 mcg vs 50 to 100 mcg, correspondingly).

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on April 9, 2021, discusses that the cause of the thrombosis in some patients vaccinated with other vaccines could be insufficient purification that leads to the emergence of significant quantities of free DNA. Insufficient purification or use of very high doses of target DNA/RNA can result in adverse interaction of a patient’s antibodies that activate thrombocytes with elements of the vaccine itself and/or free DNA/RNA, which can form a complex with the PF4 factor.

Link to the study:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2104840?query=featured_home

The Gamaleya Center is ready to share its purification technology with other vaccine producers in order to help them minimize the risk of adverse effects during vaccination.

[Apr 26, 2021] Genetic Vaccines -- Are They the New Thalidomide by Dr. Lee Merritt

Notable quotes:
"... He had a total loss of his platelets -- the little blood cells that stop bleeding. In spite of being treated by a team of physicians, he died two weeks later from a brain hemorrhage, and was reported to have had zero platelets . ..."
"... What happened to this physician and the others seems to be a new previously unseen problem related to vaccination -- despite the manufacturers' claims. ..."
"... Increasingly, vaccine manufacturers and government officials are following the sarcastic maxim from Samuel Shem's novel of medical residency entitled The House of God that "if you don't take a temperature you can't find a fever." In other words, if we don't critically look at the actual recorded patient damage, we won't find our products to be defective. ..."
Apr 26, 2021 | thenewamerican.com

Many Americans have heard the news account of Dr. Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old Florida physician who, after receiving his first dose of a Pfizer COVID vaccine on December 18 of last year, was hospitalized three days later. He had a total loss of his platelets -- the little blood cells that stop bleeding. In spite of being treated by a team of physicians, he died two weeks later from a brain hemorrhage, and was reported to have had zero platelets .

By February 10, 2021, 36 other similar cases were reported in the mainstream media. Pfizer, which along with its partner BioNTech made the vaccine the doctor received, said in a statement that it was aware of the death. Typically, they concluded, "We are actively investigating this case, but we don't believe at this time that there is any direct connection to the vaccine."

Pfizer made this "finding" despite several unusual circumstances of the case. First, low-platelet disorders, known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), most commonly affect children, and generally follow a viral illness. Only 10 percent of ITP cases occur in adults, who usually present with a slow onset form of the disorder, referred to as chronic ITP. The disorder usually starts by someone noticing easy bleeding, such as slow oozing from gums or the nose, or bruises showing up without trauma. Rarely do platelets drop below 20,000, and generally treatment either reverses the disease or prolongs life for years in spite of the problem.

What happened to this physician and the others seems to be a new previously unseen problem related to vaccination -- despite the manufacturers' claims.

Increasingly, vaccine manufacturers and government officials are following the sarcastic maxim from Samuel Shem's novel of medical residency entitled The House of God that "if you don't take a temperature you can't find a fever." In other words, if we don't critically look at the actual recorded patient damage, we won't find our products to be defective. Now, major media are increasingly getting on board, condemning "vaccine hesitancy" and pushing everyone to get vaccinated for COVID, discounting any dangers. But in the practice of medicine, we are supposed to employ the "precautionary principle" -- above all do no harm.

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 "vaccines" are experimental, employing a genetic technology never before used on humans. Ironically, many people who wouldn't purchase the first edition of a new car line are lining up to take an injection they know nothing about, that has never successfully passed animal trials, that could never meet the required "safety level" for a "drug," and is unapproved for the prevention of COVID except as an emergency experiment .

Legally, those who get the vaccine are unnamed participants in a Stage IV FDA trial.

Moreover, a vaccine is supposed to prevent disease. By that definition, these agents are not even vaccines. They are more properly termed "experimental unapproved genetic agents." By admission of the manufacturers themselves, both the Pfizer and Moderna products only lessen the symptoms of COVID; they don't prevent transmission.

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Vaccination was first invented to treat smallpox, which had a a fatality rate of up to 60 percent. Then other diseases such as typhoid and polio were similarly addressed. But vaccination is not used when effective safe treatment is available. Although censorship has confused the public understanding, overwhelming evidence dating back to the 1970s shows that viruses can be treated with "lysosomotropic agents." The truth is, hundreds of papers have shown that chloroquine, and its later version hydroxychloroquine, are very effective in treating this virus if given early. A worldwide open architecture online review of COVID survival (hcqtrial.com) showed that death rate was 78.7-percent lower in those countries where hydroxychloroquine was used early and often:

Multiple large studies done in outpatient settings show very excellent prevention and cure with these and other drugs such as Ivermectin. In Mumbai, India, a study was done of the city police force of 10,000 officers. No deaths were recorded in the 4,600 officers taking a small dose of hydroxychloroquine each week. All the deaths were in the untreated group. Using Worldometer statistics, COVID deaths per capita in New York State are 2,656 per million population; in New Jersey they are 2,821 per million population. In India the rate is 126 per million and in Uganda it is only seven per million. Neither India nor Uganda used social distancing in any real way. But they do use hydroxychloroquine. New York (except for Dr. Zev Zelenko and a few others) does not use the drug.

As to the claims of the efficacy of the drugs, the declaration of 95-percent effectiveness of the Pfizer product was shown to be bunkum by Dr. Peter Doshi, the associate editor of the British Medical Journal , writing in that publication. After doing an independent review of the data submitted to the FDA, Dr. Doshi reported that only 30 percent of test subjects, at best, experienced even the slightest benefit (symptom reduction). Absolute risk reduction -- in other words stopping transmission -- he estimated at less than one percent.

The limited benefit of taking the drugs is made worse by the relatively high death tolls from the new mRNA therapy. During the first two months of the rollout of Pfizer and Moderna "vaccines" in 2021, 95 percent of deaths from vaccines recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) were for those agents, meaning only five percent of reported deaths involved all the other vaccines put together. Compared to 2019, deaths in VAERS are up 6,000 percent. Thirty-six deaths were recorded in the first quarter of 2020 versus 1,754 in the first quarter of 2021.

In Israel, where the Pfizer mRNA product is being used exclusively and a major push is on to vaccinate the whole population, an independent review of government data after two months of the vaccine program was done by the Aix-Marseille University Faculty of Medicine Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit's Dr. Hervé Seligmann and engineer Haim Yativ. They showed that when 12.5 percent of Israelis were vaccinated, 51 percent of the deaths from COVID were in the vaccinated group. Additionally, in the over 65-year-olds, vaccination resulted in death from COVID 40 times more than in unvaccinated people. In other words, this is not protecting people from COVID but increasing fatalities from the disease -- and this neglects the number of other side effects.

If the truth were known, most sane, thinking people would not likely take part in such an experiment. With the truth hidden and with threats of travel bans and an unwarranted fear of COVID, and with pressure from employers and the politicization of COVID in general, Americans have been throwing caution to the wind.

The Unknowns

To understand what is actually happening to people after receiving the mRNA agents, I reviewed data in VAERS -- an open-source searchable database of possible vaccine side effects reported by both providers and patients. According to the CDC website:

VAERS is used to detect possible safety problems -- called "signals" -- that may be related to vaccination. If a vaccine safety signal is identified through VAERS, scientists may conduct further studies to find out if the signal represents an actual risk.

The main goals of VAERS are to:

• Detect new, unusual, or rare adverse events that happen after vaccination.

• Monitor increases in known side effects, like arm soreness where a shot was given

• Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of health problems related to vaccines

• Assess the safety of newly licensed vaccines

• Watch for unexpected or unusual patterns in adverse event reports

• Serve as a monitoring system in public health emergencies

The CDC acknowledges limitations of the system, including:

• Reports submitted to VAERS often lack details and sometimes contain errors.

◦ Serious adverse events are more likely to be reported than mild side effects.

◦ It is generally not possible to find out from VAERS data if a vaccine caused the adverse event.

I searched the VAERS database using keywords that would identify bleeding problems and thrombocytopenia (low or absent platelets). Entries are defined by age groups and sex with a narrative account of the injury.

In a two-and-a-half-month period from December 15, 2020 to March 12, 2021, 358 cases of unusual clotting or bleeding were identified, and it makes grim reading. There were 104 cases of frank thrombocytopenia (low platelets) -- some including young people. However, the numbers alone do not adequately convey the problems. In one case about an 18-29 year-old female, the physician wrote this: "Patient was seen in in my office on 1/19/21 with complaint of heavy vaginal bleeding. A CBC was obtained which revealed an H/H of 12.2/36.1 and a platelet count of 1 (not 1K, but 1 platelet!) This was confirmed on smear review." The surprise and horror the doctor experienced upon seeing the absence of platelets is clear when reading the report.

But the platelet problem may just be the most severe expression of a physical derangement that is producing bleeding of all sorts. As seen in the table below, there were 49 people with brain hemorrhages -- nine fatal at the time of reporting. A number of other people arrived at Emergency Departments with bleeding from multiple sites, or internally, so massive that they could not be stabilized even to clearly define the sources of the bleeding.

Severe Thrombocytopenia 94 Various Spontaneous Skin bleeding 10
Mild Thrombocytopenia 11 Vein bleeding from temple 1
Thrombocytopenic Petechial rash/bruising 5 Prolonged surgical site bleeding 3
Severe Pancytopenia 2 Severe multifocal bleeding 5
Unknown Hematologic Problem 1 Severe internal bleeding 5
Multifocal or "massive" brain hemorrhage 20 Severe uncharacterized bleeding 3
Focal brain hemorrhage 29 Bleeding from cancer site liver 1
GI Bleed 34 Renal dialysis shunt 1
Severe Vaginal Bleeding 7 Hematuria 2
Vaginal Bleeding 21 Renal bleed 1
Bleeding in Pregnancy 6 Tonsillar bleed 1
Bleeding with Miscarriage 12 Acute Uterine Fibroid hemorrhage 1
Irreg Menses 4 Nosebleed 32
Oral bleeding 8 Spontaneous Splenic hemorrhage 1
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage 11 Injection Site Bleeding 21
Intraocular bleed 4 Arm Bruising 1

Most cases of severe problems were in people over the age of 50 years. But there were many younger people involved, especially in the less severe-but-unusual bleeding problems. Of the 36 reported nosebleeds, six were either unable to be stopped with usual measures, were recurrent, or were recorded as having significant blood loss or dubbed "profuse." Many were associated with other symptoms: photophobia (eye sensitivity to light), headache, hives, "sick in bed," brain fog, and face swelling. The youngest patient with a nosebleed was, sadly, a toddler requiring emergency care. Unusual skin bleeding was also reported. Four 65-plus-year-old males reported blood spontaneously oozing through the skin: one from the legs, one from the scalp, one from an old biopsy site, and one from an old healed "boil" site. Frank bleeding at the time of the inoculation occurred 14 times. Some bleeding was momentary, but often the bleeding was difficult to stop, recurrent, and/or persisted after the patient returned home. (How many times have you had an injection and bled at all, let alone bled off and on for hours?)

Perhaps the saddest were the bleeding episodes that preceded spontaneous miscarriages. Here are some direct entries in VAERS:

40-49 y.o. Female: The evening of my vaccination I began to feel feverish, weak and achy. During the night I woke with heavy bleeding and found out the following morning I had miscarried my otherwise healthy pregnancy.

39 y.o. Female: Internal brain bleeding 10 days after 1st dose Covid vaccine; brain damage, confused, suffering memory loss; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable physician (patient).

30-39 y.o. Female: 48 hours after injection developed micro-hemorrhages in her right eye. Symptoms resolved and 12/29 recurrence of bleeding to right eye slightly worse than before

65+ y.o. Male: Patient developed significant nose bleed after receiving vaccine. Required emergency department visits x 2 and hospitalization.

65+ y.o. Female: Vaccine administered 02/02/2021. By Thursday 2/11/2021 patient almost nonverbal, by Monday 2/15/2021 patient went to the hospital with bruising, sores on her stomach and clots reported as thrombocytopenia. Deceased by Friday, 2/19/20201.

40-49 y.o. Female: Bleeding, myalgia, tingling in the fingers of the right hand; fatigue immediately upon vaccination -- bleeding at the injection site which the employee reports as filling the Band-Aid over the site. When she got home in the evening and took it off blood ran.

65+ y.o. Female: Within 15 min of the injection, the individual became aphasic and stroke like symptoms. She was taken to the ER where she was later diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away.

When such facts are presented, the standard retort from vaccine advocates is, "We have given millions of vaccines, so a few deaths are to be expected." Besides the fact that a willingness to sacrifice individuals for the nebulous good of the masses represents a bankrupt moral order, simply calculating the numbers of deaths is inadequate. "Experts" need to take the time to read the narrative to open their eyes -- and their hearts -- to the suffering happening. There are over 25 pages of such stories printed from VAERS entries, and we must consider, "How many of these people are now dead, and how many are going to die?"

A second-year medical student armed with the facts should recognize looming disaster -- where are the experts?

In truth, neither recipients nor their doctors know what is in these "vaccines." Only a few people at the top of the Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca research groups really understand them. These mRNA injections produce a potentially deadly pathogen -- the spike protein -- in your cells.

The Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer product says that it contains "a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike glycoprotein (S) of SARS-CoV-2." If your immune system is strong enough to withstand this onslaught and create some immunity, you may survive the first onslaught. But even if you don't die in the short term, mRNA is an epigenetic controller of DNA . Though this foreign synthetic mRNA doesn't actually become part of your DNA to make you a "GMO human," as some people have been worrying about, it can control DNA in ways we have yet to completely understand . We literally have no idea whether this bodily additive is going to have a side effect of expressing cancer genes, or of repressing cancer protective genes, or thousands of other potentially deadly unknowns.

Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine includes all types of ingredients that may by themselves create ailments. The Pfizer shot contains "lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2- hexyldecanoate), 2-[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-distearoyl-snglycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose."

I insert this list just for completeness -- don't expect to make sense of it. Your doctor can't either. I understand "sucrose" (sugar) and sodium chloride (salt), but who doesn't get lost in the "hydroxybutyl" and "distearoyl" lipid list?

After doing some sleuthing and having some inside knowledge to start from, I discovered that this lipid particle is an adjuvant called "Matrix M." As described in scientific literature, "Adjuvant Matrix-M™ is comprised of 40 nm nanoparticles composed of Quillaja saponins , cholesterol and phospholipid."

Matrix-M essentially wraps the mRNA in a lipid coating that allows it to move through cell walls and to linger in your system. Matrix-M is derived from plant chemicals called saponins, which have poorly understood properties in plant biology. They can be toxic to humans in some cases, and have been traditionally used by aboriginal tribesmen to poison fish. Should we consider that comforting?

The pharmacology industry has a long history of removing bad drugs from the market. Thalidomide is perhaps the most famous example of a pharmacologic disaster. The drug was released in 1957 for its sedative effects and was touted as being safe for everyone including "pregnant women and children." In 1961, Dr. William McBride, an obstetrician, discovered that thalidomide was useful for "morning sickness" in pregnant women. Later he began to see unusual and devastating birth defects in babies born to women for whom he had prescribed the drug. Independently, Dr. Widuking Lenz, a pediatrician in Germany, also associated thalidomide with severe and unusual birth defects, such as the absence of limbs or parts of limbs. Sometimes an infants' hands were attached at the shoulders, there being no connecting long bones at all. By 1962 the drug was taken off the market.

But unlike with our new, experimental agents, recognition of the thalidomide problem was made relatively easy by several factors. First among these was the uniqueness of the deformities. These were both profound and obvious, which stand in stark contrast to the current bleeding problems, which appear on the surface to be normal problems in clinical medicine -- such as nosebleeds. Even now, doctors continue to call the loss of platelets "ITP" -- even though what we are seeing is not the same as what we would expect to see under that diagnosis. ITP simply does not kill adult males in a few days.

Second, with thalidomide, the physician who first began using the drug for nausea in pregnancy was also the doctor who delivered the affected babies, so he could readily put two and two together. In the case of our COVID drugs, when your doctor tells you to get a vaccine, he doesn't administer it, doesn't witness the injection, and usually doesn't follow up to see how you fared. And if you were to suddenly develop a vision problem or bleeding from the bowel, you wouldn't be seen by your PCP; you would be in an Emergency Department -- and they don't usually ask about your recent vaccine history.

Third, Dr. Lenz presciently recognized that, in the case of thalidomide, many less-severe deformities, when put into perspective, revealed "gradations of the defect." Unfortunately in the present case, lesser degrees of clotting problems are indistinguishable from bleeding issues frequently encountered in an Emergency Room or doctor's office. For example, if a 75-year-old hypertensive male -- who has gotten a COVID shot -- suffers a brain hemorrhage and dies, it would not likely be deemed unusual, and the relationship to vaccination may not even be explored.

Keeping that in mind, we should assume the worst when it comes to these new COVID shots. When any new drug problem starts, it begins slowly and unrecognized -- like a snowball beginning to roll down a mountain. By the time the problem is generally acknowledged, the avalanche is well on its way. In the case of thalidomide, over 100,000 children were severely damaged before the drug was removed from use. Though VAERS has the potential to shorten recognition time of drug problems by trying to spot the "unusual patterns," this requires that physicians be aware of the system, and take the time to enter any suspected side effects -- not just the worst cases. It also requires that researchers care enough to look. This is not happening. A report previously submitted to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed that fewer than one percent of adverse events get reported to VAERS.

In the past, testing done on mRNA technology revealed problems specifically involving the clotting system. Antibody-mediated platelet damage has been suspected. Yet today when these exact problems arise, the researchers are mum. Do the experts not study or know their own vaccine research history?

For those who are concerned about the risks, we need to advocate for ourselves, either through contacting legislators or simply refusing to take the shots. It's obvious that the pharmaceutical industry is willing to release untried technology upon the entire world population, and not be deterred by any inconvenience such as unexplained death.

We need to stop being a gullible population that forces our children to get vaccinated for trivial, non-fatal diseases such as mumps. We need to stop believing in the god-like status of medical technocrats who claim to be making the world safer. We need to reject the idea that vaccine deniers are anti-scientific troglodytes. We must reject the unspoken premise under which pharmaceutical companies and doctors operate -- that all vaccines are always safe in all people all the time. It should not be considered unreasonable to require scientific transparency, honesty by drug manufacturers, and safety from vaccines.

Vaccines are only indicated for diseases with a high risk of death or morbidity, and for which there is no cure. After seeing the esteemed leaders in medicine denigrate hydroxychloroquine (even though it was a recognized treatment used successfully elsewhere for SARS, and mentioned favorably by Dr. Fauci for MERS), after watching three plants used in the production of hydroxychloroquine burn down in a year -- two on the same day -- after watching doctors lose their jobs and be censored for speaking truth and saving lives with old safe drugs that work, and now, after seeing experimental genetic agents being rolled out for use globally that have never passed animal testing and have only a few months human trials, perhaps it is time to address the 800-pound gorilla in the room and ask, "Are they trying to kill us?"

Dr. Lee Merritt has been in the private practice of Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery since 1995, has served on the Board of the Arizona Medical Association, and is past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She is a lifelong advocate for a patient's right to choose their own medical care without government intervention.

OhSoGood tex52 4 days ago ,

Please point to a vaccine that didn't have such a tiny fraction of issues.

Start with Polio... are you going to say that was a bad idea?

Pauper Jim j b 4 days ago ,

Try this:
https://archive.org/details...

[Apr 26, 2021] Thirty-six deaths were recorded in the first quarter of 2020 versus 1,754 in the first quarter of 2021

I think the scale of deployment of Pfizer vaccine is tremendously greater then all other combined. For example in NJ it is almost the only game in town now. That's might explain this statistic.
Notable quotes:
"... During the first two months of the rollout of Pfizer and Moderna "vaccines" in 2021, 95 percent of deaths from vaccines recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) were for those agents ..."
Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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During the first two months of the rollout of Pfizer and Moderna "vaccines" in 2021, 95 percent of deaths from vaccines recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) were for those agents, meaning only five percent of reported deaths involved all the other vaccines put together.

Compared to 2019, deaths in VAERS are up 6,000 percent. Thirty-six deaths were recorded in the first quarter of 2020 versus 1,754 in the first quarter of 2021.

https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/datasets.html ?

[Apr 25, 2021] No Jab For Me

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[Apr 15, 2021] It's all positive about coronavirus vaccines

If ten percent of vaccinated people still get the virus it is hoax not vaccine. The argument that it prevents serious illness is moot as serious illness is probably less then 1% of COVID-19 infections and happens most to people at risk (over 70, with several other serious medical conditions, morbidly obese, with compromised immune system, etc)
Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

SaCalobra 3 hours ago (Edited)

The jab is great. Except now you need THREE of them. And except from the fact that you can still get covid. And that you are still adviced to keep distance. And to wear a mask. And a vaccine passport. And all the side effects. Like death. Great! I want it!!!

get nothing and like it 3 hours ago (Edited)

But for gods sake you must get the jab. Otherwise you "could" get the virus 50/50 chance, which would kill you .01% of you are under 60 and healthy, or put you in the hospital maybe .1%, or make you really sick like the flu 25% chance and the jab does that with 50% of people or you don't even know you have it 30%. And if you do by chance get it, you have natural immunity. So yes get the jab for sure ...

[Apr 15, 2021] 3rd Dose Of Pfizer's COVID Vaccine -Likely- Needed To Combat Mutant COVID Strains, CEO Says - ZeroHedge

Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

3rd Dose Of Pfizer's COVID Vaccine "Likely" Needed To Combat Mutant COVID Strains, CEO Says BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, APR 15, 2021 - 03:33 PM

As American waits for the CDC to finish a review of blood-clotting risks associated with Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourlas has warned reporters that recipients of the Pfizer vaccine - the most widely distributed jab in the US - will "likely" need to receive a third "booster" shot within 12 months of being vaccinated, and possibly as early as six months after receiving their second dose.

The news is hardly a surprise. Comments and rumors about the need for booster shots have been reported by the US media since late last year . But on Thursday, Bourlas said a booster shout would likely be necessary, and that patients may need to be vaccinated against COVID annually, similar to the way that flu vaccines are developed and distributed.

"It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," he told CNBC's Bertha Coombs during an event with CVS Health. Bourlas added that vaccines will need to be used to combat not just COVID, but the evolving mutant strains - or "variants" - like B.1.1.7, known as the "Kent" strain, which has been blamed for some of the botched rollout in the US.

Bourlas isn't the only major public health official warning about the need for booster shots. On Thursday, the Biden administration's Covid response chief science officer David Kessler said Americans should expect to receive booster shots to protect against coronavirus variants. He noted that while the current crop of COVID jabs is highly effective, they could be "challenged" by the new variants.

New data released earlier this month by Pfizer said that updated data from its clinical trial showed its vaccine to be highly effective six months after the second dose. The data was based on more than 12K vaccinated participants. More data is still needed to determine whether protections last after six months, however. Pfizer and German partner BioNTech began studying a third dose of their vaccine in late February.

The booster shot is aimed at protecting against future variants, which may be better at evading antibodies from vaccine than earlier strains of the virus. About 144 volunteers will be given the third dose, mostly those who participated in the vaccine's early-stage U.S. testing last year.

"We don't know everything at this moment," he told House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Response. "We are studying the durability of the antibody response," he said. "It seems strong but there is some waning of that and no doubt the variants challenge...they make these vaccines work harder. So I think for planning purposes, planning purposes only, I think we should expect that we may have to boost."

Bourla said the company would likely try out the third doses first on a select group of individuals who participated in the original studies.

In other news, Pfizer has been focusing on trials of its COVID jab in children as it aims to become the first to be approved for use in minors . Currently, the pharma giant is testing the jab on children and babies younger than one year old. y_arrow


prom queen 43 minutes ago

Can I hear a 4, what about a 5??

SERReal1 42 minutes ago

Just used to getting a jab every year

Stalefarts 33 minutes ago

This is just the calm before the cytokine storm.

CleeTorres 31 minutes ago

He's not dumb...

1 shot = I'm making lots of money

2 shots = I'm making lots more money

3 shots = Heck, I need another mansion or two

Yearly Shot = Damn people are stupid. Maybe I can make it monthly

S. Archer 37 minutes ago

It won't end with a 3rd shot. This crap is going to become annual. Every year we'll be harassed about whether we have had our covid shots or not. I for one will not be participating. GTFO with that crap.

[Apr 15, 2021] The powerful technology behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - PBS NewsHour

Apr 15, 2021 | www.pbs.org

Around 20 years ago, the work of two researchers -- Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó -- helped overcome two primary barriers that had been standing in the way of utilizing mRNA technology: an inflammatory effect on the body that made test animals ill, and the fragile nature of the molecule itself, both of which hindered its utility.

Despite those advancements, and the wealth of research that's been carried out since, the fact remains that the two mRNA vaccines in use today are the first of their kind. That may be in part because it's difficult to generate interest and funding to support pursuing "non-mainstream" science outside of a crisis, Duprex said -- what he characterized as "a shortsighted way to think about biology."

Only now, amid a devastating pandemic, has this technology reached mainstream prominence. "Given the choice, I would have rather avoided this past year," Weissman said. "But we didn't, and now RNA is going to be our future."

Here's a look at how, exactly, these vaccines manage to pull off this feat and some of the key research breakthroughs that made this moment possible.

How messenger RNA vaccines work

In order to develop these vaccines, researchers took the RNA-based genetic sequence of the coronavirus and turned it into DNA. This crucial step allowed them to identify the "instructions" necessary to create the spike protein, engineer corresponding synthetic mRNA and package that into their vaccines.

mRNA, as its moniker implies, is a messenger. This particular type of RNA is tasked with delivering messages to microscopic cellular machines called ribosomes, located in the cytoplasm of our cells, which are responsible for synthesizing proteins. Those ribosomes then interpret that message to make proteins and start executing its instructions, explained Phillip Sharp, a molecular biologist and MIT professor who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his contribution to our understanding of RNA.

Dendritic cells, the watchdogs of the immune system, play an essential role in responding to pathogens. They patrol the body in search of foreign invaders and, when they find one, start stimulating an immune response. When these cells encounter mRNA that's been injected via vaccination, their ribosomes decode the message and allow the cells to temporarily display spike proteins identical to the ones found on the coronavirus's exterior, Weissman said.

"Dendritic cells make the spike protein and then they present it to other immune cells and activate them to start the immune response," he added.

An animated visual of the coronavirus. Megan McGrew/PBS NewsHour
What does the coronavirus look like?

Like the other members of its viral family, SARS-CoV-2 -- the official name for the coronavirus -- is an RNA virus. Simply put, each individual virus is composed of single strands of genetic material protected by a fatty outer layer that's coated in spike proteins. Those "spikes" are what the virus uses to hijack our cells and use our molecular machinery to make more copies of itself.

The proteins allow the dendritic cells to alert two more key players in the immune system -- T cells and B cells -- that if they see those same spikes on any other cell, they should recognize them as a foreign invaders and either destroy them or generate antibodies to neutralize them immediately.

"There's a memory component of those cell populations, and that stays in your body over a long period of time," Sharp said. "If a similar virus infects you, those memory cells are ready to go. They are all perfected to go out and kill that virus."

mRNA naturally degrades rapidly over time, so once it has served its purpose, it simply breaks down. The dendritic cells that expressed the spike protein eventually die and are replaced by new ones that continue to pick up that vaccine-delivered mRNA and repeat the process all over again in the course of about two weeks following immunization.

Some members of the public have expressed concern over unfounded speculation that these vaccines could negatively affect the body. But it is impossible for an mRNA vaccine to alter your DNA because synthetic mRNA operates only in the cytoplasm and is incapable of entering any other parts of our cells, such as the nucleus.

Like virtually all vaccines, those that use mRNA can trigger temporary symptoms like a fever, fatigue and soreness at the injection site that dissipate within a few days. But clinical trials that took place before the vaccines were authorized, as well as those that have followed, all suggest that these vaccines are both safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death.

"It's always, always much more risky to get the disease than it is to get the vaccine," Duprex said.

How did we get here?

mRNA was first injected into the muscles of mice in 1990 with the intention to deliver therapeutic proteins. But that effort "didn't go very far," according to Weissman, in large part due to the strong inflammatory response it induced, which severely sickened the animals involved.

That's because in both animals and humans, cells feature a number of different receptors that can recognize mRNA as a foreign substance that must be destroyed. Those receptors help these cells distinguish their fellow cells from invaders like viruses, bacteria or even tumor cells.

Both RNA and DNA are composed of four nucleotides. More than a decade after that first injection in mice, Weissman and Karikó, who now serves as senior vice president at BioNTech, which partnered with Pfizer to manufacture their joint vaccine, figured out a way to insert an modified nucleotide that allows the synthetic mRNA to masquerade as a normal cell and circumvent those receptors, no longer triggering extreme inflammation. It also made the mRNA-spurred protein production more efficient.

"Our big discovery was that we could modify the RNA to make it non-inflammatory. And that had a couple of important features to it, but the first was that it greatly increased the amount of protein made off of the RNA," which increased potency, Weissman said.

With the inflammation problem solved, Weissman and Karikó then turned to tweaking how mRNA is delivered so it could actually do its job once injected into the body. mRNA is an inherently "labile," or unstable, material that can degrade rapidly to the point of being rendered ineffective.

After testing around 40 different types of delivery systems, the researchers found their golden ticket: lipid nanoparticles. These "droplets of fat" coat the mRNA and allow it to successfully enter our cells, which are also encapsulated in an oily substance.

Traditional vaccines are typically formulated with adjuvants that are designed to stimulate the immune response in their recipients. In what Weissman described as a lucky development, lipid nanoparticles happened to act as an adjuvant that stimulated a specific type of "helper cell" that promotes antibody responses.

"We use the lipid nanoparticles to get over a lot of the fragility [problems] because that protected the [mRNA] after you injected it into people, and it promoted these cells to take up the [mRNA] and start the vaccine process," Weissman said.

Where mRNA stands today

In the years since Weissman and Karikó made these breakthroughs, mRNA research has continued to march on. Weissman and his current colleagues have worked on a variety of mRNA vaccines, including a "universal" flu shot that could cover a majority of influenza viruses and has so far proven to be effective in animal trials.

Compared to traditional vaccine platforms that require a series of complex steps, like growing mammalian cells in massive quantities and a viral purification process that looks different depending on the pathogen you're working with, mRNA is now easy to manufacture at a fairly large scale.

Instead of needing "to reinvent the wheel every time you make a new vaccine," Weissman said, "with [mRNA,] it's the same reaction, and the only thing you have to do is plug in the new sequence for any virus, so that makes it very easy to produce a new vaccine."

Both Moderna and Pfizer's vaccines generated above 90 percent protection after two doses during clinical trials that played out before new variants of the virus marginally reduced their efficacy. Even so, the two give recipients remarkably high levels of protection, particularly against severe disease and death .

The CDC recently released new research that found these vaccines reduce a fully vaccinated person's chance of getting infected with the coronavirus by 90 percent in "real-world" settings like the workplace.

Given that no vaccines have ever been approved to immunize people against any kind of coronavirus, and that the FDA's original hope was to secure one with at least 50 percent efficacy to curb the pandemic, these results represent yet another significant milestone in annals of RNA technology.

Much more research lies ahead for these vaccines, both of which have been rolled out in the United States and in some other countries over the past few months. In addition to continuing to track safety and efficacy data, researchers need to know how well these vaccines prevent recipients from transmitting COVID-19 and how long the protection they offer lasts. Until we know the answers to those questions, recipients should keep following pandemic precautions like wearing a mask, even after they've gotten their two doses, experts say.

READ MORE: How to stay safe from COVID this summer, according to experts

Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, a one dose shot that uses a different yet similarly innovative platform to deliver immunity compared to mRNA, has also been authorized for use in the United States. Its strong efficacy and ability to be stored at a less strict temperature range makes experts hopeful that the rollout of this vaccine will help close some gaps in vaccine access both in this country and abroad.

In tackling COVID-19, Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines have "paved the way," Duprex said, when it comes to illustrating the utility of synthetic mRNA. And yet, while he anticipates that researchers will "only get better" at making tweaks that allow for better delivery and stability of this technology, he notes that we're still in the early days of harnessing its utility -- we also can't assume that mRNA is "the next big panacea" that will solve all of our problems.

But, Duprex said, "the beautiful thing about this is this just gives us another brush for the palette of novel therapeutics [and] novel ideas that somebody in the next generation of scientists are going to be able to [use to] paint."

[Apr 13, 2021] above a threshold of 33 cycles

Apr 13, 2021 | www.cdc.gov

Any test with a cycle threshold above 35 is too sensitive, agreed Juliet Morrison, a virologist at the University of California , Riverside. "I'm shocked that people would think that 40 could represent a positive," she said.

A more reasonable cutoff would be 30 to 35, she added. Dr. Mina said he would set the figure at 30, or even less.

ISITZEN -- What number of Amplification Cycles being used in the PCR tests?

[Apr 13, 2021] Moderna Shot remains 90% Effective After Six Months

Apr 13, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

Moderna Inc.'s vaccine remained more than 90% effective after six months, according to a new analysis of data from the company's final-stage trial.

Beginning two weeks after the second dose, the shot was more than 90% effective overall, and more than 95% effective at preventing severe cases, according to a statement. The company didn't release further details and said the follow-up results were preliminary as the study is continuing.

[Apr 13, 2021] VA Study- How Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity Last

If we assume that 10% of vaccinated who get infected (the vaccine does not prevent infection but does prevent development of virus pneumonia) will get virus pneumonia and if the effectiveness will drop further in 12 month this means that this particular vaccine is a grandiose failure.
Notable quotes:
"... Actual death count means the number of death where CODID-19 is primary cause means deaths from virus pneumonia only. All other needs to be excluded, IMHO. As money are involved, I think the statistics is grossly exaggerated. ..."
"... If we assume that 10% of vaccinated who get infected (the vaccine does not prevent infection but does prevent development of virus pneumonia) will get virus pneumonia and if the effectiveness will drop further in 12 month this means that this particular vaccine is a grandiose failure. ..."
Apr 02, 2021 | angrybearblog.com

Scientists at the VA's Office of Research and Development in White River Junction, Vermont, have found that the vaccines can provide immunity for at least seven to nine months, a time frame similar to the immune response generated in people who have had COVID-19.

The study examined antibodies in some of the 240,000 veterans who have contracted COVID-19, Dr. Richard Stone, VA's acting under secretary for health, said Friday.

Speaking to reporters during a news conference Friday with VA Secretary Denis McDonough, Dr. Richard Stone:

"The evidence is that between seven and nine months, we can feel comfortable that you are still protected. We think it will be longer than that. That is not a limitation,"

While several studies have shown that immunity following a COVID-19 infection can last at least six months, and perhaps as many as eight months, research on the lasting impact of COVID-19 vaccines is ongoing, and scientists have been hesitant to discuss the time frame before all the data is compiled.

But the VA's findings, Stone said, could "extend" the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's message that immunity from a vaccine lasts at least six months. Dr. Richard Stone:

"Right now it appears we will be able to publish in the next few weeks."

The belief right now in Covid-19 like the flu is an endemic disease just like influenza. The issue then is how to reduce mortality and hospitalizations going forward

Likbez, April 13, 2021 6:18 pm

> The issue then is how to reduce mortality and hospitalizations going forward

In order to reduce mortality it is important to have valid statistical data of the number of infections (not positive PcR tests without specifying the number of amplifications )

This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are. [why?]

The C.D.C.'s own calculations suggest that it is extremely difficult to detect any live virus in a sample above a threshold of 33 cycles. Officials at some state labs said the C.D.C. had not asked them to note threshold values or to share them with contact-tracing organizations. [why?]

Any test with a cycle threshold above 35 is too sensitive, agreed Juliet Morrison, a virologist at the University of California, Riverside. "I'm shocked that people would think that 40 could represent a positive," she said.

A more reasonable cutoff would be 30 to 35, she added. Dr. Mina said he would set the figure at 30, or even less.

ISITZEN - What number of Amplification Cycles being used in the PCR tests?

Actual death count means the number of death where CODID-19 is primary cause means deaths from virus pneumonia only. All other needs to be excluded, IMHO. As money are involved, I think the statistics is grossly exaggerated.

In this respect, one effect that does need a valid explanation is almost total elimination of deaths from influenza this season. How this could be?

Development of direct methods of treating COVID-19 is also important and can help to reduce "real" mortality. This policy of putting all money on a single method - vaccination - looks pretty questionable to me, taking into account that coronaviruses mutate rapidly which limits the duration of vaccination, and the possibility of discovering long term side effects.

What about effective antibody treatment and new medications that supposedly can prevent the development of virus pneumonia? Which means that death from COVID-19 can be eliminated without vaccination as only pneumonia is deadly in this case.

Traditionally pneumonia is the main cause of deaths among elderly so the fact that now this is the COVID-19 pneumonia changes very little in statistics of death for the elderly. Post-influenza bacterial pneumonia is dangerous enough for this category of people, so COVID-19 pneumonia changes almost nothing here.

This wide-scale biological experiment with vaccination for age groups below, say, 50, does not look too promising if the effectiveness of the vaccine is limited to a single virus season. Which is what the CEO of Pfizer hinted recently.

Bloomberg triumphantly reported that Moderna effectiveness is 90% after six months. But what 90% effectiveness means is anybody guess. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-12/india-has-2nd-most-cases-u-k-hits-vaccine-target-virus-update?srnd=premium

If we assume that 10% of vaccinated who get infected (the vaccine does not prevent infection but does prevent development of virus pneumonia) will get virus pneumonia and if the effectiveness will drop further in 12 month this means that this particular vaccine is a grandiose failure.

Also constant vaccine cheerleading in neoliberal MSM became a little bit annoying as for age groups below, say 50, this virus does not represent serious, statistically significant danger.

And what if we discover serious side effects of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine a year or two from now ? Then what?

IMHO attempt to immunize people below 25 or 30 years old without serious health problems would be highly questionable and possible harmful. And, unfortunately, I saw many such people in lines.

Also, one size does not fit all here. There areas with high density of population like NYC and vicinity (NY metropolitan area). Where the risk is highest and the virus represent serious and immanent threat due to the specifics of this env. Which is unhealthy env to start with.

And there are rural areas ( like in PA ) where so far there were no cases of COVID-19. At all.

It is wrong to treat them identically.

Also the value of vaccination depends on occupation, along with the age and general health. People who need to contact many other people can benefit more from the vaccination.

For them the small risk of complications from the vaccine is far less than the risk of being infected and develop COVID-19 pneumonia. For people living more or less isolated life, and, especially, people paranoid about this virus - not so much.

[Apr 09, 2021] Distrust of the establishment plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, but it's probably time to back off on the prevailing commentary suggesting that those avoiding vaccines are irresponsible, uninformed or politically manipulated

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Dr. Kaplan is a faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Excellence Research Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has served as associate director of the National Institutes of Health and chief science officer at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ..."
Apr 09, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Originally from: Stop Taking Shots at Those Who Fear Them - WSJ By Robert M. Kaplan April 8, 2021 6:21 pm ET

Distrust of the establishment plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, but it's probably time to back off on the prevailing commentary suggesting that those avoiding vaccines are irresponsible, uninformed or politically manipulated. Achieving herd immunity requires that about 70% of Americans are vaccinated or contract Covid and develop natural immunity, which official numbers place around 10% of the population. Polls consistently show that 21% say they will definitely not get the vaccine and about a third rate their chances of taking the vaccine as less than 50%. It's better to address common fears and concerns respectfully and informatively than with hectoring and condescension.

Dr. Kaplan is a faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Excellence Research Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has served as associate director of the National Institutes of Health and chief science officer at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

[Apr 03, 2021] At the hospital where my sister works they have had to ask them to stop shipping the vaccine. Not many are lining up to take it. Seems like we have an overabundance of it here in Houston

Apr 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

tyberious 20 hours

I just checked the CDC Covid vaccine tracker and most states are under 30%.

I think they may get 5% more to take the jab, but thats about it!

Txjac 20 hours ago

At the hospital where my sister works they have had to ask them to stop shipping the vaccine. Not many are lining up to take it. Seems like we have an overabundance of it here in Houston

[Apr 02, 2021] Vaccines advance one funeral at a time

Apr 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Apr 1 2021 21:20 utc | 44

Fnord13 #13
Norwegian #33

Have you ever heard the saying "Science advances one funeral at a time"?

Yes, it was Max Planck Science progresses funeral by funeral.

I like that saying. Perhaps it is equally applied as:

Pharmaceutical approvals advance one funeral at a time
Pharmaceutical consumption advances funeral by funeral

Raytheon advances funeral by funeral

Peace in Yemen advances funeral by funeral

Usastan advances funeral by funeral

enough! bleak moment.

[Apr 02, 2021] Vaccine safety: science is not about consensus. It is about what can be proved with a repeatable experiment

Apr 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Orage , Apr 1 2021 18:26 utc | 3

The EU handling of the vaccine supply has also caused splits within the EU. Many countries including Austria, Hungary and Czech republic are going to be using the Sputnik vaccine despite it not being approved by the EMA. This is a definite ite deplomatic win for Russia and further shows that these countries will no longer sacrifice national interest when ordered to do so.


ian , Apr 1 2021 18:35 utc | 6

"Most scientists agree ..."

Science is not about consensus. It is about what can be proved with a repeatable experiment.

Norwegian , Apr 1 2021 18:36 utc | 7
@ian | Apr 1 2021 18:35 utc | 6

Thank you, you are exactly right. Science is not determined by voting.

[Apr 02, 2021] The experimental mRNA injections are not vaccines. They do not prevent transmission. Their main purpose is to mitigate symptoms so that the sick person does not get sick enough to require hospitalisation and emergency approval was given on that basis.

Apr 02, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

cirsium , Apr 2 2021 20:58 utc | 95

@Arius Armenian, 71

The experimental mRNA injections are not vaccines. They do not give immunity or prevent transmission. Their purpose is to mitigate symptoms so that the sick person does not get sick enough to require hospitalisation and emergency approval was given on that basis.

[Apr 01, 2021] Pfizer, BioNTech Say Shot Still 91.3% Effective Six Months After Vaccination

Typically vaccines, such as the one for measles, provide lifelong immunity. It is unclear how coronavirus vaccines fair against mutations of COVID-19. The question is can vaccinated people provide for COVID-19 the new platform for mutations.
Efficiency is probably aroun 80% ( if calculated as (850-77)/(850+77) ) not 91% as the article claims.
Apr 01, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE remains highly effective six months after its second dose, an indication that protection could last for an even longer period.

The findings, released on Thursday, emerged from a continuing review of how volunteers in the shot's late-stage trial were faring and whether they contracted Covid-19 with symptoms.

... Of the 927 cases of symptomatic Covid-19 observed through March 13, 850 were in people who received a placebo and 77 in people who were vaccinated, according to the companies.

That corresponds to a vaccine efficacy of 91.3% up to six months after getting the second dose, Pfizer and BioNTech said.

The protection remained generally consistent across age, gender, race and ethnicity, as well as among individuals with underlying health conditions, the companies said.

The vaccine was also 95% to 100% effective against severe disease, with the precise figure depending on whether researchers used a definition of severe disease from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or one from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Some 800 trial subjects were enrolled in South Africa, where a more contagious variant of the virus was first identified. Among those volunteers, there were nine cases of Covid-19, all in people who got a placebo. Sequencing confirmed six of the nine cases were of the variant. ...the vaccine generated a slightly lower immune response against the variant than the more common strain circulating in the U.S., but was still effective at neutralizing the variant virus .

Of the 697 cases of symptomatic Covid-19 among study subjects in the U.S., 647 were in people who received a placebo, with the rest in vaccinated subjects, indicating 92.6% efficacy, according to the companies.

...They are also in discussions with regulators about studying a tweaked version of their vaccine that researchers designed to protect against the variant found in South Africa.

Pfizer has previously said it anticipates producing the Covid-19 shots for at least several years on the expectation that booster shots will be needed annually or every few years to maintain protection.

[Apr 01, 2021] NYT reporter against the Atlantic vaccine cheerleaders

There are a lot of issues with vaccine rollout. One issue is that they do not check if a person has immunity to the virus or not.
Another issue is how long vaccine will be effective is the next year we might face yet another strain of the virus. Coronaviruses are mutating viruses and that's why previous attempts to create vaccine failed.
Are those people who demonstrate a severe reaction to the vaccine the same people who would get severe case of COVID-19 if infected ?
Yes another issue is "emergency use". Long time effects are not known. We do not know why immunity for some people do not emerge and they became ill even after being immunized. We do not know how long immunization status hold. Will it weaken in six months to the level when infection became possible again or. and how effective it is against new strains.
So this rush with vaccine rollout is a large scale biological experiment with uncertain consequences.
In this sense any skeptic is valuable.
Notable quotes:
"... and then that test came back negative. ..."
"... suspected but unconfirmed ..."
Apr 01, 2021 | www.theatlantic.com

Alex Berenson- The Pandemic's Wrongest Man - The Atlantic Derek Thompson, Staff writer at The Atlantic

For the past few weeks on Twitter, Berenson has mischaracterized just about every detail regarding the vaccines to make the dubious case that most people would be better off avoiding them. As his conspiratorial nonsense accelerates toward the pandemic's finish line, he has proved himself the Secretariat of being wrong :

Usually, I would refrain from lavishing attention on someone so blatantly incorrect. But with vaccine resistance hovering around 30 percent of the general population, and with 40 percent of Republicans saying they won't get a shot, debunking vaccine skepticism, particularly in right-wing circles, is a matter of life and death.

Jon D. Lee: The utter familiarity of even the strangest vaccine conspiracy theories

Berenson's TV appearances are more misdirection than outright fiction, and his Twitter feed blends internet-y irony and scientific jargon in a way that may obscure what he's actually saying. To pin him down, I emailed several questions to him last week. Below, I will lay out, as clearly and fairly as I can, his claims about the vaccines and how dangerously, unflaggingly, and superlatively wrong they are.

Before I go point by point through his wrong positions, let me be exquisitely clear about what is true . The vaccines work. They worked in the clinical trials, and they're working around the world. The vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson seem to provide stronger and more lasting protection against SARS-CoV-2 and its variants than natural infection. They are excellent at reducing symptomatic infection . Even better, they are extraordinarily successful at preventing severe illness from COVID-19. Countries that have vaccinated large percentages of their population quickly, such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Israel, have all seen sharp and sustained declines in hospitalizations among the elderly. Meanwhile, countries that have lagged in the vaccination effort -- including the U.K.'s neighbors France and Italy, and Israel's neighbor Jordan -- have struggled to contain the virus. The authorized vaccines are marvels, and the case against them relies on half-truths, untruths, and obfuscations.

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Berenson's claim: In country after country, "cases rise after vaccination campaigns begin," he wrote in an email.

The reality: In country after country, cases decline after vaccination campaigns begin.

One of Berenson's themes is that the mRNA vaccines are badly underperforming outside the clinical trials and are possibly even causing a spike in cases after the first shot. But just this week, CDC researchers studying real-world conditions came to the opposite conclusion : The mRNA vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer are 90 percent effective two weeks after the second dose, in line with the trial data. "COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons," they concluded.

Still, Berenson pushes the argument that the vaccines are causing suspicious illness and death. On Twitter and in his email to me, Berenson claimed that an "excellent" Denmark study showed a 40 percent rise in infections immediately after nursing-home residents received their first vaccine shot.

I reached out to that study's lead author , Ida Rask Moustsen-Helms at the Statens Serum Institut, who said that Berenson had mischaracterized her findings. She explained to me that the Danish nursing homes in question were already experiencing a significant COVID-19 outbreak when vaccinations began. Many people in the long-term-care facilities were likely already sick before their vaccine was administered, and "these people would technically count as vaccinated with confirmed COVID-19, even if the infection happened prior to the vaccination or its immune response," she said. With limited vaccines, countries ought to give the first vaccines to the groups most likely to get COVID-19. That's exactly what seems to have happened here. Berenson is scaremongering about the vaccines by essentially criticizing their wise distribution.

In our emails, Berenson further argued that many of the perceived benefits of the vaccines are illusory. "It is very hard to distinguish the course of the epidemic this winter in countries that have vaccinated heavily, such as Israel and the UK, and those that have not, such as Canada and Germany," he wrote.

This is hogwash. In the U.K. and Israel, hospitalizations have fallen by at least 70 percent since mid-January, and they remain low. In Canada , hospitalizations fell by significantly less, and in Germany, the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases has more than doubled since mid-February; its government has debated a new lockdown .

This stage of the pandemic is a race between the variants and the vaccines. In many states, such as Michigan and New York, normalizing behavior combined with more contagious strains of the virus are pushing up cases again. This is not evidence that America's vaccination campaign isn't working. Quite the opposite: It highlights the urgency of moving faster to deliver vaccines, which are our best chance to control the spread of contagious variants.

Berenson's claim: Pfizer-BioNTech's clinical-trial data prove that the companies are being shady about vaccine efficacy.

The reality: His "proof" is a total mischaracterization of trial data.

Berenson seems to enjoy spelunking through research to find esoteric statistics that he then dresses up with spooky language to make confusing points that sow doubt about the vaccines. Arguing that COVID-19 cases spike after the first dose, he directs people to the Pfizer-BioNTech FDA briefing document , which reports hundreds of "suspected but unconfirmed" COVID-19 cases in the trial's vaccine group that aren't counted as positive cases in the final efficacy analysis.

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But "suspected but unconfirmed" doesn't refer to participants who were probably sick with COVID-19. On the contrary, it refers to participants who reported various symptoms, such as a cough or a sore throat, and then took a PCR test -- and then that test came back negative.

"His point is absolutely stupid, and I would know because I enrolled participants in the Pfizer-BioNTech trial," Kawsar Talaat, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, told me. "He's talking about people who call in and say, 'I have a runny nose.' So we mark them as 'suspected.' Then we ask them to take a PCR test, and we test their swab, and if the test comes back negative, the FDA says it's 'unconfirmed.' That's what suspected but unconfirmed means."

Read: Coronavirus reinfection will soon become our reality

When I emailed Pfizer and BioNTech representatives about Berenson's claim, they struggled to even understand what I was talking about. Someone was taking a group of several thousand people who had tested negative for COVID-19 and, from afar, diagnosing all of them with COVID-19? "Does not make sense," a BioNTech spokesperson responded curtly.

If you were enrolled in Berenson's vaccine trial for SARS-CoV-2 and never contracted the virus, but one day you told a clinician that you had a bit of a cough, Berenson would mark you down as "infected with COVID-19" and blame the vaccine. That's the logic here, and, as you can tell, it's not really logic; it just seems like an attempt to find something -- anything -- wrong with the vaccines.

Berenson's claim: The mRNA vaccines dangerously suppress your immune system, possibly causing severe illness and even death.

The reality: His claim is based on a total misunderstanding of how the immune system works.

Berenson wrote in an email that "the first dose of the mRNA vaccine temporarily suppresses the immune system." He has claimed on Twitter that the mRNA vaccines "transiently suppress lymphocytes," or our white blood cells, and suggested that this might lead to "post-vaccination deaths."

Scientists tore this one to shreds. "The claim he is making is simply fearmongering, connecting a simple physiological event with bogus claims of deaths," Shane Crotty, a researcher at the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, told me. "The observation of lymphocyte numbers temporarily dropping in blood is actually a common phenomenon in immune responses."

Renee DiResta: Anti-vaxxers think this is their moment

A little background is useful here: White blood cells are the immune system's scouts. After an effective vaccination, some of them leave the blood and go to the site of inflammation, such as the arm that received the shot. "The cells are not gone," Crotty said. "They come back to the blood in a few days. It is generally a good sign of an immune response, not the opposite." To demonstrate that the vaccines are counterproductive, then, Berenson is pointing to the very biological mechanism that strongly suggests they're working just as scientists expected.

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Readers are surely familiar with other biological events that sound bad in the short term but are part of a normal, healthy process. When you lift weights at the gym, your muscles experience small tears that recover and then strengthen over time. Imagine if some loudmouth started screaming in the middle of the weight room, "You all think you're building your muscles, but actually you're tearing them to shreds, and it could kill you!" You would probably carry on calmly, assuming that this guy just got a little overexcited after finding a Yahoo Answers article about muscle formation and stopped reading after the first paragraph. Berenson's claim is basically a version of that, but for your immune system.

"Actually," Talaat said, "his argument is even worse than your analogy. Muscles really do tear at the gym. But lymphocytes don't go away. They just move. What he's describing as dangerous in these tweets is just the regular functioning of our immune system."

Berenson's claim: In Israel, the shots are causing a scary number of deaths and hospitalizations.

The reality: Israel is a sensational vaccine success story: a nearly open economy where COVID-19 rates are plunging. See for yourself!

On February 11, Berenson warned his followers that early data from Israel proved that vaccine advocates "need to start ratcheting down expectations." This was a strange claim to make at the time: An Israeli health-care provider had reported no deaths and four severe cases among its first 523,000 fully vaccinated people. But the claim seems even more ridiculous now, in light of Israel's incredible success since then. New positive cases in Israel are down roughly 95 percent since January. Deaths have plunged, even though the economy is almost fully open .

When I asked Berenson to explain his beef with Israel's vaccine record, he sent a link to a news story in Hebrew that, he said, reported "several hundred deaths and hospitalizations and thousands of infections in people who have received both doses." I can't read Hebrew, so I reached out to someone who can, Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel. He replied by email: "This link actually shows that the vast majority of those who died were NOT vaccinated." By Segal's calculations, the vaccines have reduced the risk of death by more than 90 percent in the Israeli population. Segal also said that "numbers of infections only went down, and even more so among the age groups who were first to vaccinate."

Berenson is wrong about all sorts of little things when it comes to Israel, but I want to emphasize how straightforward and obvious the big picture is here. Israel is a world leader in vaccinations . Its COVID-19 cases have plunged, and its economy is roaring back to life.

Berenson's claim: Healthy people under 70 shouldn't get a vaccine.

The reality: Outside of extremely rare cases, every adult should get a vaccine -- and if it's authorized for children, children should get it too.

I wanted to know where Berenson stood on the most important question: Who does he think should get a vaccine, and who does he think shouldn't? This was the core of his answer:

For most healthy people under 50 -- and certainly under 35 -- the side effects from the shots are likely to be worse than a case of Covid. Over 70, sure. The grey zone is somewhere in the middle and probably depends on personal risk factors.

This response has two huge problems. First, although the disease clearly gets more severe with age, drawing a line at 70 is nonsensical. Those in their 50s and early 60s are three times more likely to die from this disease than a 40-something, and 400 times more likely to die than a teenager, according to the CDC.

[Mar 31, 2021] Possible unanticipated effect of vaccinated people on the creation of new variants of COVID-19

Mar 31, 2021 | www.unz.com

Vax-r-us , says: March 29, 2021 at 6:02 pm GMT • 2.3 days ago

According to virologist and vaccine expert, Geert Vanden Bossche, this experimental procedure causes the recipients body to start producing antibodies specific for Covid but practically eliminates a bodies natural ability to produce antibodies capable of eliminating Covid variants or any other diseases.

In other words, taking the jab ruins our natural immune system. Those who have been "vaccinated" and travel around freely become super-spreaders of the variant mutations. Notice the recent news reports indicating a rising number cases involving covid variants.

An interview with Mr. Bossche:

https://centipedenation.com/first-column/virologist-and-vaccine-expert-geert-vanden-bossche-risks-reputation-and-career-by-speaking-out-against-administration-of-covid19-vaccines/

Brian Reilly , says: March 29, 2021 at 6:43 pm GMT • 2.3 days ago

Very well put, but the window is closed. We are all going to have to pass through the totalitarian crucible (maybe gauntlet is a better term) unless we die along the way. Too many people have bought into this nonsense for sense to prevail without a brutal systemic failure. And it will be a while, so make a point of putting some relevant time capsules together so that the people of the future will have some real hard copy to study, as the electronic files will not survive.

Wade , says: March 29, 2021 at 7:59 pm GMT • 2.2 days ago
@Vax-r-us

I listened to this interview but why does this jab do that but others (flu, measles, hpv, etc ) do not do the same thing?

I get that part of his argument is that this vaccine is "leaky", that is to say it doesn't stop the virus but accelerates its evolution/mutation rate. However, I still didn't grok the way this vaccine is different in terms of compromising our natural immunity compared to other vaccines which apparently don't (Bossche is not complete anti-vax).

guttersnipe , says: March 29, 2021 at 10:28 pm GMT • 2.1 days ago
@Wade

previous vaccines primed the immune system by using offensive dead or attenuated virus combined with other junk designed to piss off your system.

mRNA vaccines actually create the offending particles by burrowing into your cells and using them as partial Covid spike protein factories. this REALLY pisses off your immune system. and it is feared it could cause cytokine storms (dangerous excessive immune response) upon exposure to the wild virus.

among other things.

Adam Smith , says: March 30, 2021 at 4:01 am GMT • 1.9 days ago
@Wade hat should have conferred immunity.

WHO and UNICEF said in a joint statement the polio outbreak in the Philippines is concerning because it is caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2.

Nearly all the cases of polio in the modern world are caused by polio vaccines.

michael888 , says: March 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm GMT • 1.5 days ago
@Vax-r-us ts rid of the plasma cells making them within a few months.

Our authorities have rejected the use of pharmacological treatments (such as glucocorticoids in serious cases to dampen cytokine storm, published by Chinese for treating Covid-19 in March, 2020) and aspirin, to minimize clotting from Covid-19. There are a host of well-understood approved drugs that in combination may be effective prophylactically. As most of the censored dissident scientists have noted, just keeping healthy and avoiding vitamin/ nutrient deficiencies (a major problem in the elderly) may be enough to avoid serious case of Covid-19 without vaccines.

[Mar 31, 2021] EU Regulator Sees Possible Link Between Astra Shot and Clots - Bloomberg

Mar 31, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

The European Union 's drugs regulator said a link between AstraZeneca Plc 's Covid-19 vaccine and a rare type of blood clot is possible, identifying at least 62 cases of the condition while insisting the shot's benefits still outweigh its risks.

The comments further cloud the picture around the vaccine after Germany restricted it to older people this week amid growing concerns about side effects. That could slow Europe's already lagging immunization program as virus cases surge anew.

The European Medicines Agency said its safety committee will probably issue an updated recommendation next week. If the panel concludes there's a connection between the clots and Astra's vaccine, the EMA will change its recommendations to patients and health-care officials, Executive Director Emer Cooke said.

"At the moment, at this stage of our investigations, the link is possible, and we cannot say any more than that at this point," Cooke said in a press conference. For now, there's no evidence to support restricting use of the vaccine in any population of people, she said.

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Concerns surrounding the Astra shot have focused on an unusual type of blood clot known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. It's associated with a low number of blood platelets and occurs most commonly in women between the ages of 30 and 45 -- a group that, in the EU, has been disproportionately vaccinated with Astra's shot, EMA officials said.In individuals under the age of 60, health authorities are seeing more cases of the rare clots in people who recently got the Astra vaccine than would be normally expected, said Peter Arlett, EMA's head of pharmacovigilance and epidemiology. The agency has identified about one report per 100,000 people under the age of 60 who got the vaccine in the European economic area. It hasn't yet been able to identify specific risk factors, however, such as age, gender or previous medical history of clotting disorders.

The figure of 62 cases of the rare clots includes all side effects reported in the EMA's EudraVigilance system, which includes cases both in and outside Europe, the agency said. The count dates to March 22, and additional cases have occurred since then.

Looking beyond the rare clots, most of the adverse reactions reported in patients who had received Astra's vaccine occurred in the U.K., where it has been used most and where the government has defended the homegrown shot. A March 8 review identified 246 reactions involving various types of artery blockages or blood clots in Britain, including a range of conditions. That's out of 269 instances in a dozen countries, which included about 40 deaths, the regulator said . Just because the reactions were reported after vaccination doesn't mean they're linked to the vaccine.

[Mar 31, 2021] The "Unvaccinated" as outcasts by C.J. Hopkins

Mar 31, 2021 | www.unz.com

So, the New Normals are discussing the Unvaccinated Question. What is to be done with us? No, not those who haven't been "vaccinated" yet. Us. The "Covidiots." The "Covid deniers." The "science deniers." The "reality deniers." Those who refuse to get "vaccinated," ever.

There is no place for us in New Normal society. The New Normals know this and so do we. To them, we are a suspicious, alien tribe of people. We do not share their ideological beliefs. We do not perform their loyalty rituals, or we do so only grudgingly, because they force us to do so. We traffic in arcane "conspiracy theories," like "pre-March-2020 science," "natural herd immunity," "population-adjusted death rates," "Sweden," "Florida," and other heresies.

They do not trust us. We are strangers among them. They suspect we feel superior to them. They believe we are conspiring against them, that we want to deceive them, confuse them, cheat them, pervert their culture, abuse their children, contaminate their precious bodily fluids, and perpetrate God knows what other horrors.

So they are discussing the need to segregate us, how to segregate us, when to segregate us, in order to protect society from us. In their eyes, we are no more than criminals , or, worse, a plague , an infestation. In the words of someone (I can't quite recall who), "getting rid of the Unvaccinated is not a question of ideology. It is a question of cleanliness," or something like that. (I'll have to hunt down and fact-check that quote. I might have taken it out of context.)

In Israel , Estonia , Denmark , Germany , the USA , and other New Normal countries, they have already begun the segregation process. In the UK , it's just a matter of time. The WEF, WHO, EU, and other transnational entities are helping to streamline the new segregation system, which, according to the WEF, " will need to be harmonized by a normative body, such as the WHO, to ensure that is ethical ."

Cowboy , says: March 29, 2021 at 4:26 pm GMT • 2.4 days ago

@follyofwar

Nice thoughts but the high priests of the new secular cult of scientism are playing a zero sum game. It's an either/or for them; slavery or scalp. The rituals of the cult reinforce the dogma. The continual washing of hands as an act of purification. The mask as an act of penance for your defiling breath. Forced solitude to keep you in front of the 24 hour Cult broadcasts on tv. Social distancing as a way to inculcate insular thinking. Any resistors to the new rituals will be brought to a tribunal of neo torquemadas. Perhaps a better way to be thinking of the resistance is in terms of knighthood.

Auntie Analogue , says: March 29, 2021 at 5:25 pm GMT • 2.3 days ago

A black market trade in forged been-vaccinated-passports should be expected to debut and thrive.

[Mar 30, 2021] You are not vaccinated, don't come near me!

Mar 30, 2021 | www.unz.com

Ilya G Poimandres , says: March 26, 2021 at 5:51 am GMT • 4.4 days ago

Some Ape: "you are not vaccinated, don't come near me!".

Me: "but you are, so you are immune from the virus – whaddayou care about me?!".

Ape: "this vaccine does not provide full immunity".

Me: "then it's not a vaccine, is it!".

Ape: "heretic!!!".

[Mar 30, 2021] The danger of severe anaphylaxis is very small but real

Mar 30, 2021 | www.unz.com

RegretLeft , says: March 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm GMT • 4.0 days ago

Kansas City Council Woman DEAD Hours After Receiving Experimental COVID Injection

https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/kansas-city-council-woman-dead-hours-after-receiving-experimental-covid-injection/

" immediately suffered anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, during the 15-minute waiting period after the experimental shot. She was transported to Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, where she was pronounced dead "

she was 68 – sounds like she was dead in about 15 min.

[Mar 30, 2021] Neoliberal establishemnt fiasco with lockdown now translates into dustrust of vaccines and motives behind mass vaccination

Why nobody answer the question how long vaccine will be effective for this mutating coronavirus. Pfizer CEO has had the audacity to suggest that people should be vaccinated each year. Bit as we know "Ye cannot serve God and mammon"; so any such CEO pronouncement should be taken with a grain of salt. He is a corporate crook first and foremost trying to maximize the profits at the expense of people. In 2009 Pfizer was assessed the largest fine in history for deliberate medical fraud https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history but after lengthy appeals their attorneys managed to get the judgment reduced by almost two billion dollars.
In the study of efficiency of Pfizer vaccines out of 36,000 participants split into two groups (one greo got real vaccine, the other placebo), nine vaccinated participants became infected with the virus, compared with 169 individuals injected with the placebo. But one individual in the vaccinated group had a sever case of COVID-19 which raises a lot questions. Why this could ever happen?
So the vaccine in not 100% protective even against the strain of the virus it was developed for. But there is a difference both in the number of infected and the outcomes in two groups. We cannot presume that the experiences of 19,000 vaccinated individuals will extrapolate to millions of people. For example, it's impossible to detect less common side-effects. It is clear that the efficiency of the vaccine in real world will be lower than in controlled groups study and side effects might be more pronounced.
The open question is whether it will provide any protection in one year. It's almost certain that the immune response initially generated will wane over time. If not, this is a very questionable initiative: taking substantial risk for very little temporary benefit. It is also unclear whether it will be effective against new strains, or vaccinated people will serve as a catalysts for the development of new strains.
That's why previously there were no vaccines against the coronaviruses at all. The second question is whether vaccinated people can curry and spread the virus beciang a danger to all other people. And the last is whether vaccinated people will became a platform for development of the new strains of the virus. And we now know that it is possible to became infected aeven after being vaccinated, so vaccinated people can serve as the platform for development of new strains of the virus.
Mar 30, 2021 | www.unz.com

my intention is not to criticize the vaccines themselves, but the manner by which they are being shoved down our throats. That, I object to strongly because it violates the people's right to informed consent. A lopsided, nationwide public relations blitz that relentlessly glorifies vaccines while deliberately excluding even the slightest criticism from respected professionals, does not respect the rights of the people. It's brainwashing, pure and simple.

And why have behavioral psychologists been employed by the government to promote the vaccination campaign? Why have they concocted a strategy designed "to change people's beliefs and feelings about vaccination" to inform "people about the prosocial benefits of vaccination", and to "intervene on behavior directly", which means that you're given an appointment, and told that you will be getting your vaccination at the end of the session." Psychologists call this a "presumptive recommendation" which effectively eliminates the element of personal choice by creating a scenario in which getting vaccinated is a fait accompli. How is this not coercion?

It is coercion, subconscious coercion. The doctor is strong-arming the patient into getting vaccinated by making it look like its standard procedure. That puts pressure on the patient to follow the path of least resistance, which is compliance. It's a clever tactic, but it is also transparently manipulative.

The behavioral psychologists who have helped to shape the government's policy, believe that the emphasis should be placed on the "safety and effectiveness" of the vaccines. That's the cornerstone for building public support. At the same time, they show no interest in providing evidence that would support their claims, which suggests that "safe and effective" is nothing more than a meaningless bromide that is invoked to dupe the sheeple into getting inoculated.

You might have also heard the term "vaccine hesitancy" used to describe the people who have decided not to get vaccinated. The moniker is clearly intended to denigrate vaccine skeptics by suggesting that they have a mental condition, like paranoid schizophrenia. This is an effective way to discredit one's enemies, but it also shows the glaring weakness of the pro-vaccine position. If the proponents of vaccination had something of substance to offer, they would rely on facts and data rather than ad hominin attacks. As it happens, the facts do not support their position. Besides, "vaccine hesitancy" is not a character flaw or a mental condition, it's the sign of someone who has taken responsibility for his own health and welfare. Ask yourself this: Why would a normal, rational person be eager to have an experimental cocktail injected into his bloodstream potentially triggering all manner of long-term ailments or death? Is that the choice a normal person would make?

As far as I can see, behavioral psychologists are playing a critical role in this mass vaccination campaign. According to a report put out by the National Institutes of Health, it appears that a rapid response team has been formed to attack the opinions of people who challenge the "official narrative". Check out this blurb from the report titled "COVID-19 Vaccination: Communication: Applying Behavioral and Social Science to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Foster Vaccine Confidence":

Mitigate the impact of COVID-19-related misinformation

The spread of health-related misinformation was a significant public health concern well before the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last decade, vaccine-related discourse online and in the media has been plagued by misinformation. Anti-vaccine groups have leveraged political and social divisions to diminish trust in vaccines, pushed false narratives questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, spread false claims about adverse outcomes, and downplayed the risks of the disease's vaccines protect against. .

COVID-19 vaccine communication efforts cannot ignore misinformation and must take actions, informed by behavioral and communication research, to identify emerging rumors and respond in a way that is informed by behavioral science. Real-time, agile, and scalable monitoring of discourse concerning COVID 19 vaccination -- including conspiracy theories, rumors, and myths -- can support a swiftly developed and implemented response. "Misinformation surveillance" efforts should identify the most prominent sources of misinformation, the tactics being used, and the groups most at risk of being exposed to and influenced by the rumors. This information, in addition to data regarding the dynamics and patterns of misinformation spread, could help inform the appropriate response and best targets for intervention efforts .

Correcting the false claim contained in the message, exposing the tactics used by disinformation agents , and inducing skepticism by highlighting the ulterior motives of these actors are all potentially effective strategies for mitigating the impact of misinformation " ( "COVID-19 Vaccination* Communication: Applying Behavioral and Social Science to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Foster Vaccine Confidence" , the National Institutes of Health)

Repeat: "Misinformation surveillance" "disinformation agents" " the ulterior motives of these actors "??

Really? Now who's sounding paranoid?

This is very scary stuff. Agents of the state now identify critics of the Covid vaccine as their mortal enemies. How did we get here? And how did we get to the point where the government is targeting people who don't agree with them? This is way beyond Orwell. We have entered some creepy alternate universe.

Here's more on the topic from a statement by Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, in response to the approval by an advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration of a vaccine against COVID-19:

"We recognize that there are pockets of resistance to vaccines , distrust of the medical establishment and misinformation about vaccines generally .Some populations are understandably less likely to accept vaccinations due to a legacy of mistrust rooted in unethical public health practices.

"It is critical that leaders across the political spectrum unite behind messages of vaccine safety and transparency." ..

Enlist credible spokespeople who can connect with diverse communities, especially those where mistrust and skepticism run high. When leaders talk about vaccines as standard practices, as opposed to options, people are more likely to accept them. Research suggests building trust and providing clear information about vaccines can improve vaccination uptake rates. It is critical that leaders across the political spectrum unite behind vaccine safety and transparency, clearly explaining what is in the vaccine and what it does and doesn't do in the body.

Consider the wide variety of factors that motivate human behavior. Behavioral science indicates that people are more likely to adhere to vaccine recommendations when they believe they are susceptible to the illness, when they want to protect others, when they believe the vaccine is safe or at least safer than the illness, and when their concerns and questions are managed respectfully by doctors and experts." ( "APA Welcomes Step Toward First U.S. Vaccine Approval" , American Psychological Association)

Is it really ethical for the APA to be involved in a mass vaccination campaign? Is this the role an organization like this should play in a democratic society? Should the APA use its unique understanding of human behavior to persuade people on behalf of the government and big pharma? And, more importantly, if behavioral psychologists helped to shape the government's strategy on mass vaccination, then in what other policies were they involved? Were these the "professionals" who conjured up the pandemic restrictions? Were the masks, the social distancing and the lockdowns all promoted by "experts" as a way to undermine normal human relations and inflict the maximum psychological pain on the American people? Was the intention to create a weak and submissive population that would willingly accept the dismantling of democratic institutions, the dramatic restructuring of the economy, and the imposition of a new political order?"

These questions need to be answered.

Surprisingly, the resistance to vaccination is nearly as strong today as it was a year ago. According to PEW Research:

(only) "69% of the public intends to get a vaccine – or already has .

Those who do not currently plan to get a vaccine (30% of the public) list a range of reasons why. Majorities cite concerns about side effects (72%), a sense that vaccines were developed and tested too quickly (67%) and a desire to know more about how well they work (61%) as major reasons why they do not intend to get vaccinated.

Smaller shares of those not planning to get a vaccine say past mistakes by the medical care system (46%) or a sense they don't need it (42%) are major reasons why they don't plan to get a vaccine; 36% of this group (11% of all U.S. adults) say a major reason they would pass on receiving a coronavirus vaccine is that they don't get vaccines generally.

The new national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Feb. 16 to 21 among 10,121 U.S. adults. ( "Growing Share of Americans Say They Plan To Get a COVID-19 Vaccine – or Already Have ", PEW Research)

So, despite the nonstop propaganda blitz, a significant portion of the population remains unconvinced, unimpressed and steadfast. Go figure? Of course, this is just Round 1. Soon, persuasion will turn into coercion, and from coercion to outright force. It's already clear that air-travel will require vaccine passports, and that public transit, concerts, libraries, restaurants and, perhaps, even grocery stores could follow soon after. Vaccination looks to be the defining issue of the next few years at least. And those who resist the edicts of the state will increasingly find themselves on the outside; outcasts in their own country.


anonymous [408] Disclaimer , says: March 25, 2021 at 9:07 pm GMT • 4.8 days ago

Right. US government policy is ulterior constraint and coercion of voluntary consent to medical experimentation in the meaning of Nuremberg Code Article 1, and it's illegal in federal and universal-jurisdiction law. APA got with the program on torture, so of course they're going to help with coercive medical experimentation.

The first time it goes to court, they lose. This is why you see Pharma shills like That Would Be Telling breezily trying to rush approval – Oh, we'll get oodles of data now, so we don't have to wait so long for final approval!! Final approval opens up new possibilities for corrupt Big Pharma coercion under color of law.

But the case law encourages deference to emergency action to contain an outbreak. So as more people knuckle under and get shot up, the outbreak goes away, the exigency no longer weighs against denial of our rights. If the health emergency continues after extensive vaccination, well, Why the hell is that? So judicial review is something Big Pharma will avoid at all costs, not least because it might open the ultimate can of worms, violations of the *False Claims Act* to obtain a *fraudulent EUA* . Big Pharma corruptly suppressed alternatives to justify the EUA. This is a litigation bonanza that will make the tobacco settlement and opioid claims look like chump change.

Wade Hampton , says: March 26, 2021 at 8:29 am GMT • 4.3 days ago

A pharmaceutical company is typically responsible for the harm done by new drugs it has developed. The Covid-vaccines are being released under emergency use authorizations which shield the Pharma companies from such liability under most circumstances.

To minimize the liability related to new drug development, a typical new drug goes through a development process which takes 6-7 years of a clinical work (testing on increasing numbers of test subjects) to gain approval. During the clinical phase, 4 out of 5 drug candidates typically fail because of inefficacy or harmful side effects.

These vaccines are being released after only one year of clinical testing, so essentially, we are using the entire population as test subjects. And if experience is any guide many of them (perhaps all of them) will fail due to harmful side effects.

I am going to wait at least two years. By then, we should have a pretty good idea of the reality of the situation. I am providing a useful service to the drug development process by being a member of the "control group".

TTSSYF , says: March 26, 2021 at 11:00 am GMT • 4.2 days ago
@Dumbo

My father was sick for several days with a respiratory illness and tested positive for the virus. He had had the first of two Moderna shots three weeks prior.

BorisMay , says: March 26, 2021 at 11:45 am GMT • 4.2 days ago

Unbelievable that anyone with a brain still watches a television or listens to a radio. No wonder the US is screwed, just like the UK is.

Observator , says: March 26, 2021 at 12:36 pm GMT • 4.1 days ago
@Wade Hampton harma Technology Focus reported these activities on 2/23/21, online at https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/company-news/pfizer-latin-american-vaccine/

In 2009 Pfizer was assessed the largest fine in history for deliberate medical fraud https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history but after lengthy appeals their attorneys managed to get the judgment reduced by almost two billion dollars.

Mefobills , says: March 26, 2021 at 1:28 pm GMT • 4.1 days ago
@mongoos opinion." -Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Reichsminister Of Propaganda

That's right. It was to protect the population from internal enemies.

By then Bernays had already created propaganda techniques, and NSDAP thought leaders were figuring out ways to combat the big lie from finance oligarchs of the west.

Do you really think that the average sheeple can think for themselves? Only a small fraction of the population is capable of critical thought. It has always been that way – a large component of the population wants to be told what to do, and they want to do the right thing.

If they were critical thinkers they wouldn't be wearing a mask while in their car driving alone.

Demguy , says: March 26, 2021 at 1:33 pm GMT • 4.1 days ago

They say that vaccines are "safe". My definition of"safe" is that the chance of dying post vaccine is the same as any other vaccine. VAERS data shows 166 deaths for all of 2020. As of 3-11-21, there have been 1642 deaths, 50X the rate. If they would just come out and say the death rate is higher but you still have a 1000 times greater chance of dying without it, I'd get it. But instead I'm wondering what else they're lying about.

Also, they say to trust the science, but I never hear from scientists, only public relations, profiteers, etc. You'll get a much more honest answer from the car mechanic than the salesman.

Liza , says: March 26, 2021 at 1:42 pm GMT • 4.1 days ago

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), led by Imran Ahmed, has published a hit list of the top 10 "anti-vaxxers" they want eradicated from public platforms

CCDH, while anonymously funded, can easily be linked to a number of technocratic centers within the globalist network that seeks to take over global governance through the Great Reset

from Dr. Mercola's latest article, of today, March 26th.

[Mar 30, 2021] There is something rotten in the state of Covid

The level of corruption of science (and medicine is just a branch of science) in the USA is really astounding. It is Lysenkoism, pure and simple. And vaccine debate, or absence of thereof is just a tip of the iceberg, one manifestations of corrupt nature of neoliberalism in the USA and the level of amorality and corruption of the neoliberal elite. After all the essence of neoliberalism is "profits before people".
Notable quotes:
"... it's what it looks like to me too... pfizer must be laughing all the way to the bank, or blackrock - whatever.. i guess the johnston vaccine or whatever will have to be pushed harder too.. https://www.holdingschannel.com/13f/blackrock-inc-top-holdings/ ..."
Mar 30, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
gottlieb , Mar 30 2021 16:10 utc | 15

Well these aren't vaccines as much as flu-shots. Indeed they're already buzzing about combining the annual flu jab with the covid 'vaccine' for inoculation once or twice a year depending on the severity of variant season. Vaccines are supposed to offer protection against disease for long periods of time. The flu shot isn't a vaccine and neither are these Covid jabs. And contrary to a comment above these 'vaccines' have proven very effective to 'cure' serious Covid patients, much like the gene-therapies being used to great effect.

I certainly wouldn't take the experimental mRNA 'vaccines' until much more data is in. Is there a reason the mRNA rabies vaccine hasn't been approved after years of trying? And of course folks are quick the forget the Moderna/Pfizer medicines have not been approved either except for "emergency use."

And now finally there is out in the open debate about the origins of the 'novel' Corona virus of which so many react as if it is not novel at all. Not to say we'll ever know the truth - imagine the legal liability of setting off a global pandemic.

There is something rotten in the state of covid. Let's put on our gasmasks and get to the bottom of it.


ptb , Mar 30 2021 16:21 utc | 17

@15 gottlieb

Well these aren't vaccines as much as [seasonal] flu-shots.

That seems to be a very significant possibility.

james , Mar 30 2021 16:25 utc | 18

it's what it looks like to me too... pfizer must be laughing all the way to the bank, or blackrock - whatever.. i guess the johnston vaccine or whatever will have to be pushed harder too.. https://www.holdingschannel.com/13f/blackrock-inc-top-holdings/

james , Mar 30 2021 16:25 utc | 19

it is hard not to be cynical..

norecovery , Mar 30 2021 16:53 utc | 23

Most people are not grasping the serious wrong-headedness of this mass vaccination effort. I transcribed a germane section of Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche's interview so folks here can please read it until they understand what he's saying. (I inserted punctuation and paragraphs to make it more readable.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJZxiNxYLpc

"If you go to war, you better make sure you have the right weapon. The weapon in itself can be an excellent weapon, and that is what I'm saying about the current vaccines, I mean just brilliant people who have been making these vaccines in no time and with regulatory approval and everything, so the weapon in itself is excellent. The question is, is this the right weapon for the kind of war that is going on right now? And there, my answer is definitely no. Because these are prophylactic vaccines, and prophylactic vaccines should typically not be administered to people who are exposed to high infectious pressure. So don't forget we are administering these vaccines in the heat of a pandemic.

"So in other words, while we are preparing our weapon, we are fully attacked by the virus – the virus is everywhere – so that is a very different scenario from using such vaccines in a setting where the vaccinee is barely or not exposed to the virus. And I'm saying this because if you have a high infectious pressure, it's so easy for the virus to jump from one person to the other. So, if you're immune response is just mounting, as we see right now with a number of people who get their first dose – they get their first dose, the antibodies are not fully mature, [inaudible] are not very high, so their immune response is sub-optimal. But they are in the midst of this war. While they are mounting an immune response they are fully attacked by the virus. And every single time – I mean, this is textbook knowledge – every time you have an immune response that is sub-optimal in the presence of an infection, in the presence of a virus that infects that person, you are at risk for immune escape. So that means that the virus can escape from the immune response.

"So I'm saying that these vaccines – I mean, in their own right of course, are excellent – but to use them in the midst of a pandemic and do mass vaccinations, because then you provide within a very short period of time with high antibody [types ?] [inaudible] I mean, that wouldn't matter if you could eradicate if you could prevent infection. But these vaccines don't prevent infection – they protect against disease.

"Because unfortunately, we look no further than the end of our nose, in the sense that hospitalization, that's all that counts – you know, getting people away from the hospital. But in the meantime, you're not realizing that we give, all the time during this pandemic, by our interventions the opportunity to escape the immune system. And that is of course a very, very dangerous thing, especially when we realize that these guys they only need 10 hours to replicate.

"So we think that by making new vaccines – new vaccines against the new infectious strains – we think we're going to catch up. It's impossible to catch up. The virus is not going to wait until we have those vaccines ready. I mean, this thing continues. As I was saying, the thing is, I mean, if you do this in the midst of a pandemic, that is an enormous problem. These vaccines are excellent, but they are not made for administration to millions of people in the midst, in the heat of a pandemic. So that is my point."

Mina , Mar 30 2021 16:56 utc | 25

BBC buries detail about the new AZ problems
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56580728

https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-halts-astrazeneca-vaccines-for-under-60s/a-57049301
blood clots... in the brain

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/coronavirus-vaccine-germany-reports-more-astrazeneca-clot-cases-121032900737_1.html
31 of whom ... 7 died.

Luckily, the EU has approved a change of name of the AZ vaccin
https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/medicines/human/EPAR/vaxzevria-previously-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca
https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/eu-affairs/162559/astrazeneca-vaccine-now-renamed-as-vaxzevria-ema-european-eu-uk-swedish-lakemedelsverket/

But this latest point is not mentioned by most MSM of course...

Digital Spartacus , Mar 30 2021 16:57 utc | 26

James @ 19

It's impossible to not be cynical.

norecovery , Mar 30 2021 17:16 utc | 30

Mass vaccination apparently is accelerating the mutation of more dangerous variants. Do the experts not understand that the antigen-specific antibodies the vaccinations are eliciting, actually compromise people's innate broadly-based immune resistance to variants?

psychohistorian , Mar 30 2021 17:27 utc | 31

@ defaultcitizen | Mar 30 2021 16:55 utc | 24 who wrote

"
.....Yet some persist in shouting "The King is NAKED!" in the land of the blind and deaf and naked – their words quickly washed away by the next wave of crashing yaddayadda. Inspiring. Admirable. I need a double shot, now and then, to keep my courage and anger up. Graffiti on the cyber time-tunnel hearkens the occasional weary voyager.
"

Thanks for that and the sentiments about what b has to go through to keep churning out the truth he finds within his bias like we all have.

We are an interesting species struggling to evolve or perish it seems and yet adding my textual white noise to yours feels positive in some way and so I do it. I think it is a small percentage that don't feel the impotent rage of our social system and that rage is causing it to lose trust.

I have been waiting over 50 years for the failure tipping point in the private finance based social system and I feel it is close. But I have to admit I felt more positive in the middle of the Occupy movement because their were people in the streets and it was focused on Wall Street....and it sure as heck isn't now.....sigh

Jackrabbit , Mar 30 2021 17:30 utc | 32

Mina @Mar30 16:56 #25

AstraZeneca has been plagued with problems that get lots of media attention (production problems, suspected health problems, etc.)

And the J&J vaccine is still hard to find. There are now dozens of places to get a vaccine in NYC but I could only find 4 or 5 that give the J&J vaccine (along with one of the mRNA shots) - at least two of which note that they are not giving "first dose" shots and another says (in a FAQ on their site) that they are only receiving Moderna vaccines "at this time".

IMO we are being herded into the mRNA vaccines.

But if you complain to others about that (as I have) you are treated as though you are "anti-vaxx / anti-science.

!!

norecovery , Mar 30 2021 17:46 utc | 34

karlof1 – The "anti-vaxxer – anti-science" smear is analogous to "anti-American" if one criticizes U.S. foreign policy. Simplistic demonization is encouraged by the mainstream media with news delivered in sound bites in order to dumb down the populace and manufacture consent (or paranoia).

karlof1 , Mar 30 2021 17:53 utc | 36

norecovery @30--

That's why I see getting vaccinated now as a waste of time and medicine. My lifestyle hasn't changed much at all with the pandemic, although my employment of precautions has soared. That will change with our cross-country road trip during the month of April as we interact with many more people and visit their homes. Yes, aside from lodgings, they'll be kin--but--unprotected interactions with kin are often the source of infection. As we see cases soar once again, it's clear that the vaccine was seen as some sort of panacea when it's not that at all. People ought to wonder why they're prompted to get a new flu shot annually; it's because it mutates and a different formula's required. I've never had a flu shot and don't get the flu, mainly because of my lifestyle. What's most important for me is my preferred vaccine--Sputnik V--isn't available in my nation and may never be approved for use here. For me, the AIDS experience is my reference--Sex wasn't deadly until it suddenly was (All STDs were never considered in the same league) which prompted a change in behavior. Same with COVID, although flu is clearly a deadly virus for many.

[Mar 30, 2021] Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions - FDA

Mar 30, 2021 | www.fda.gov

Q: What data did the FDA use to make the decision to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency use?

A: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older.

FDA evaluated and analyzed the safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials conducted in tens of thousands of study participants and manufacturing information submitted by Pfizer-BioNTech. FDA has determined that the totality of the available data provides clear evidence that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be effective in preventing COVID-19 and support that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine's use in millions of people 16 years of age and older, including healthy individuals. Q: What data is available to the public to review?

A: FDA posted data and analysis in a briefing document made available in connection with the December 10, 2020, meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Following issuance of the emergency use authorization , the Letter of Authorization, Fact Sheets and Full EUA Prescribing Information are posted on FDA's web site. FDA has also posted the review memo for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which summarizes FDA's review of the safety and effectiveness data, including clinical data, submitted in support of the request for emergency use authorization. Q: How well does Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine prevent COVID-19?

A: The data to support the EUA include an analysis of 36,523 participants in the ongoing randomized, placebo-controlled international study, the majority of whom are U.S. participants, who completed the 2-dose vaccination regimen and did not have evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection through 7 days after the second dose. Among these participants, 18,198 received the vaccine and 18,325 received saline placebo.

... 8 COVID-19 cases in the vaccine group and 162 COVID-19 cases in the placebo group. Of these 170 COVID-19 cases, 1 in the vaccine group and 3 in the placebo group were classified as severe. Q: Can people who have already had COVID-19 get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine?

A: Among all study participants, 3% had evidence of infection prior to vaccination, and among participants with evidence of infection prior to vaccination, more confirmed COVID-19 cases occurred in the placebo group compared with the vaccine group. While relatively few confirmed COVID-19 cases occurred overall among participants with evidence of infection prior to vaccination, available data suggest that previously infected individuals can be at risk of COVID-19 (i.e., reinfection) and could benefit from vaccination. Q: If a person has received the the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will the vaccine protect against transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from individuals who are infected despite vaccination?

A: Most vaccines that protect from viral illnesses also reduce transmission of the virus that causes the disease by those who are vaccinated. While it is hoped this will be the case, the scientific community does not yet know if the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will reduce such transmission. Q: What safety information did FDA evaluate to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency use?

A: The available safety data to support the EUA include 37,586 of the participants enrolled in an ongoing randomized, placebo-controlled international study, the majority of whom are U.S. participants. These participants, 18,801 of whom received the vaccine and 18,785 of whom received saline placebo, were followed for a median of 2 months after receiving the 2nd dose. This is consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA's October 2020 Guidance on Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 .

The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. Side effects typically started within two days of vaccination and resolved 1-2 day later. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose, so it is important for vaccination providers and recipients to expect that that there may be some side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second dose.

FDA also evaluated additional safety data from the larger database that included participants enrolled later during the study who had shorter follow-up (the total database included 43,448 participants, 21,720 of whom received vaccine and 21,728 of whom received saline placebo) . FDA determined that the findings were similar to those in the population of participants with a median follow-up of 2 months after the 2nd dose. Q: Is information available about serious adverse events?

A: Serious adverse events, while uncommon (<1.0%), were observed at slightly higher numerical rates in the vaccine study group compared to the saline placebo study group, both overall and for certain specific adverse events occurring in very small numbers. These represented common medical events that occur in the general population at similar frequency. Upon further review by FDA, these imbalances do not raise a safety concern, nor do they suggest a causal relationship to vaccination for the vast majority of reported serious adverse events.

Serious adverse events considered by FDA to be plausibly related to the vaccine or vaccination procedure were one case of shoulder injury at the vaccination site and one case of swollen lymph node in the armpit opposite the vaccination arm.

No safety concerns were identified in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine during mass vaccination outside of the clinical trial setting. Information pertaining to severe allergic reaction is included in the Fact Sheet for Vaccine Providers, Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients and the EUA Prescribing Information.

Additional adverse reactions, some of which may be serious, may become apparent with more widespread use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

[Mar 30, 2021] Reactions and Adverse Events of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine - CDC

Mar 30, 2021 | www.cdc.gov

Table 4. Systemic reactions in persons aged >55 years, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and placebo

Table 4. Systemic reactions in persons aged >55 years, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Placebo
Dose 1 Dose 2
Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
N=1802
Placebo
N=1792
Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
N=1660
Placebo
N=1646
Fever
≥38.0°C 26 (1.4) 7 (0.4) 181 (10.9) 4 (0.2)
≥38.0°C to 38.4°C 23 (1.3) 2 (0.1) 131 (7.9) 2 (0.1)
>38.4°C to 38.9°C 1 (0.1) 3 (0.2) 45 (2.7) 1 (0.1)
>38.9°C to 40.0°C 1 (0.1) 2 (0.1) 5 (0.3) 1 (0.1)
>40.0°C 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Fatigue a , n (%)
Any 615 (34.1) 405 (22.6) 839 (50.5) 277 (16.8)
Mild 373 (20.7) 252 (14.1) 351 (21.1) 161 (9.8)
Moderate 240 (13.3) 150 (8.4) 442 (26.6) 114 (6.9)
Severe 2 (0.1) 3 (0.2) 46 (2.8) 2 (0.1)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Headache a , n (%)
Any 454 (25.2) 325 (18.1) 647 (39.0) 229 (13.9)
Mild 348 (19.3) 242 (13.5) 422 (25.4) 165 (10.0)
Moderate 104 (5.8) 80 (4.5) 216 (13.0) 60 (3.6)
Severe 2 (0.1) 3 (0.2) 9 (0.5) 4 (0.2)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Chills a , n (%)
Any 113 (6.3) 57 (3.2) 377 (22.7) 46 (2.8)
Mild 87 (4.8) 40 (2.2) 199 (12.0) 35 (2.1)
Moderate 26 (1.4) 16 (0.9) 161 (9.7) 11 (0.7)
Severe 0 (0) 1 (0.1) 17 (1.0) 0 (0)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Vomiting b , n (%)
Any 9 (0.5) 9 (0.5) 11 (0.7) 5 (0.3)
Mild 8 (0.4) 9 (0.5) 9 (0.5) 5 (0.3)
Moderate 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.1) 0 (0)
Severe 3 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.1) 0 (0)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Diarrhea c , n (%)
Any 147 (8.2) 118 (6.6) 137 (8.3) 99 (6.0)
Mild 118 (6.5) 100 (5.6) 114 (6.9) 73 (4.4)
Moderate 26 (1.4) 17 (0.9) 21 (1.3) 22 (1.3)
Severe 3 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.1) 4 (0.2)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
New or worsening muscle pain a , n (%)
Any 251 (13.9) 149 (8.3) 477 (28.7) 87 (5.3)
Mild 168 (9.3) 100 (5.6) 202 (12.2) 57 (3.5)
Moderate 82 (4.6) 46 (2.6) 259 (15.6) 29 (1.8)
Severe 1 (0.1) 3 (0.2) 16 (1.0) 1 (0.1)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
New or worsening joint pain a , n (%)
Any 155 (8.6) 109 (6.1) 313 (18.9) 61 (3.7)
Mild 101 (5.6) 68 (3.8) 161 (9.7) 35 (2.1)
Moderate 52 (2.9) 40 (2.2) 145 (8.7) 25 (1.5)
Severe 2 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 7 (0.4) 1 (0.1)
Grade 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Use of antipyretic or pain medication 358 (19.9) 213 (11.9) 625 (37.7) 161 (9.8)

a Mild: does not interfere with activity; moderate: some interference with activity; severe: prevents daily activity; Grade 4: emergency room visit or hospitalization for severe fatigue, severe headache, severe muscle pain, or severe joint pain.

b Mild: 1 to 2 times in 24 hours; moderate: >2 times in 24 hours; severe: requires intravenous hydration; Grade 4: emergency room visit or hospitalization for severe vomiting.

c Mild: 2 to 3 loose stools in 24 hours; moderate: 4 to 5 loose stools in 24 hours; severe: 6 or more loose stools in 24 hours; Grade 4: emergency room visit or hospitalization for severe diarrhea. 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: shoulder injury possibly related to vaccine administration or to the vaccine itself, and lymphadenopathy involving the axilla contralateral to the vaccine injection site. Otherwise, occurrence of severe adverse events involving system organ classes and specific preferred terms were balanced between vaccine and placebo groups.

Data source: FDA briefing document external icon


[Mar 27, 2021] Why vaccines are the only game in town. Why treatments were almost completly abandoned?

Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Oriental Voice , Mar 25 2021 1:00 utc | 72

@Posted by: JB | Mar 24 2021 23:47 utc | 64

....why is there almost no mention of treatment.

There were mentions of treatments, just not in the US. I don't know about whether the same has been in Europe, but in China very early on during the pandemic, various treatments were tried and discussed. China drew on its experience of fighting SARS, and their findings were actually published, such as in Lancet. I believe Italy consequently made routine use of one of the method, that of serum from recovered patients (and later in the US too) on patients in critical care units, which was first tried and endorsed in China. Serum wasn't a panacea but in most cases found helpful. However, in China itself the popular treatment was a combination of traditional western medicine for pneumonia and traditional Chinese herbal medicine for respiratory ailments. The findings were conveyed to countries that China assisted early on, such as Italy and Serbia. Chinese herbal medicine was also included in aid packages that were sent oversea to stranded Chinese expats. China also discussed at length the use of remdesivir, and dismissed it as being ineffective.

Actually there were discussions of treatments in the US too, if you recall Ole Pres Trump urged the drinking of Dittol, Lysol, and other germ killers. I didn't recall him urging the use of injection method, but like always there are daredevils in the US that went that far :)

uncle tungsten , Mar 25 2021 2:58 utc | 78

JB #37

Just listen to this doctor's testimony in the Texas legislature on TREATMENT of Covid-19:

See this link

Just one quote: "COVID - 19 has always been a treatable sickness"

Well said and thank you. My government posts a pathetic thing entitled "Covid 19 Vaccination and treatment" and there is ZERO information on early stage treatment. It is all vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.

When I next visit my GP I will ask her for details of her treatment regime should I ever receive a +ve test but I suspect what the answer will be.

Every disease is treatable to some extent. I have the Chinese Covid treatment manual of considerable volume, fully translated to english. Here is version 7 March 2020 and it is no doubt thoroughly revised since that date.

The almost total surrender of professionals in medical practice to self censorship and the brutal insistence on toeing the line to the official mantra is religious obscurantism of the worst order. It is the totalitarian stuff that led to the witch hunts and fatwas and the excommunications and now the cancel culture.

The advocates of this oppression of clinical practice are the enemies of humanity and the saboteurs of science.

That brief video is well worth considering as it demands an answer as to why this path of death causing ignorance was ever advocated let alone accepted. Let a thousand flowers bloom and a thousand ideas be considered.

[Mar 27, 2021] It looks like the vaccinated will be the petri dishes from which the variants arise, but the unvaccinated who will be vilified

Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

DaveNItUp , Mar 24 2021 18:21 utc | 16

It looks like the vaccinated will be the petri dishes from which the variants arise, but the unvaccinated who will be vilified...sadistically genius...that's how hegemon rolls

I'm opting out of this sick game myself as long as possible.

[Mar 27, 2021] I don't know how important or reliable this is, but Pfizer does have an impressive rap sheet as a corporate criminal

Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bluedotterel , Mar 24 2021 17:32 utc | 4

I don't know how important or reliable this is, but Pfizer does have an impressive rap sheet as a corporate criminal, Netanyahu, well...

https://www.unz.com/gatzmon/the-probe-into-the-israeli-vaccine-policy-and-its-outcome-is-beyond-damning/

"In the document the CP (Civilian Probe) points at a government attempt to conceal its dealing with Pfizer. The document states that "the Pfizer-Israel agreement is suffocated with redacted segments, consequently, it is not possible to analyze it legally and/or fully grasp Its implications as far as public health is concerned This concealment casts a heavy shadow over anyone who took part in the (Israeli/Pfizer) negotiations ".
...
"On the one hand, the state did not inform the citizens that Pfizer's vaccine is in experimental stages that have not yet been completed, and that at this stage they are actually taking part in the experiment. On the other hand, the state did not maintain transparent and open control and monitoring systems for the public. As a result, there is a serious concern that this critical and negligent omission stems from: (a) the fear that such disclosure could interfere with the fulfilment of the objectives that may be implied by the Israel-Pfizer agreement or (b) the fear of diminishing demand for the exceptional number of vaccines that were purchased by Israel in advance, and/or (c) the fear of revealing unflattering results of the 'experiment' being carried out in Israel."
...
every world citizen who is concerned about the future of humanity should be alarmed by the CP's findings and particularly by the desperate and relentless attempts to suppress free academic, scientific and ethical discussion about Covid, the so-called 'vaccines' or anything else."


[Mar 27, 2021] New York Times Does Public Relations Work for the Pharmaceutical Industry by DEAN BAKER

Mar 21, 2021 | cepr.net

The industry needs some good PR right now. After all, its refusal to share its vaccine technology could end up costing millions of lives in the developing world. In addition, it could mean trillions of dollars of lost output as countries need to shut down large segments of their economy. But the NYT is there to help. It ran a lengthy article about the issue, which contains much useful information, but it maintains a framing favorable to the pharmaceutical industry. At the end of the piece, after giving the argument for broader sharing of technology and over-riding the industry's government-granted patent monopolies, the piece tells readers: "But governments cannot afford to sabotage companies that need profit to survive."

If the reporters/editors had read their piece, they would know that the companies in question had already made large profits, through being paid directly for their research and building manufacturing facilities, as was the case with Moderna and BioNtech (Pfizer's German partner), or with advance purchase agreements. No one is suggesting that these companies should not make a profit, so it is not clear on what planet this assertion originated.

It is possible to make profits directly on government contracts, as major military contractors like Lockheed and Boeing could explain to the New York Times. The advantage of having direct contracts for biomedical research is that a requirement of the contract could be that all findings are fully open-source so that researchers all over the world can benefit from them. (I discuss a mechanism for direct funding in chapter 5 of Rigged [it's free].)

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It is probably worth mentioning inequality in this piece. The NYT, like most intellectual types, has done considerable hand-wringing over inequality in recent years, both overall and racial inequality. It is a safe bet that giving more money to pharmaceutical companies will mean more inequality and certainly benefit whites far more than Blacks. It might be useful if the paper paid a little attention to the policies that create inequality instead of just bemoaning it as an unfortunate feature of the economy.


mary s 5 days ago ,

Yes, the NYT is really good at covering the impact of policies that increase inequality and perpetuate structural racism but avoids drawing any lines to the policies themselves -- and the politics that create these policies -- by treating the status quo as a kind of state of nature.

Rath R. Weird 6 days ago ,

Innovation in vaccine design comes from advances in fundamental science, which is funded not by companies, but by NIH and NSF (predominantly). Pharma employs scientists trained using federal funds, freely uses federally funded resources, open access publications and open source software paid for through federal funds, buys up commercializable technologies in form of startups that grow out of federal science and funded by SBIR and STTR grants, kills most of them and overcharges taxpayers for the product. That's rarely mentioned. As is the fact that pharma actually sucks at the only thing that they are supposed to be good at - manufacturing. Quality problems have been plaguing AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna - something that is discussed in trade publications and FDA meetings but doesn't make it to the NYT or TV news.

Alicia Carrot Rath R. Weird 5 days ago ,

This is spot on! Taxpayer funded research, yet the conglomerates are holding the patents and making a fortune off of open sourced information.

[Mar 26, 2021] Are PCR tests picking up spike proteins from the mRNA vaccines?

Mar 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Finally, COVID vaccinations are re-accelerating in US and EU...

Source: Bloomberg

And while cases are up modestly (are PCR tests picking up spike proteins from the mRNA vaccines?), death rates continue to tumble...

[Mar 26, 2021] Looking from your comment, you're in the camp of not taking the Covid vaccine. I gather that it's not because you don't believe in science, but because it's too early and a part of you don't believe in the process.

Mar 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

Rdm , says: March 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm GMT • 23.5 hours ago

@Anonymous etting where lots of people are taking, you do come out as anti-vaxxer sentiment. That's where social pressure builds in and some weak mind cave in or Some took it because their career is on the line.

There's only 32% of healthcare workers getting the vaccine here in the States. It's like the MSM and some people from higher up are pushing the idea that vaccination is a must and suggesting the vaccine passport.

What in the world, the United States of America, the beacon of Truth, the land of the Free, pioneers of Science caved into this idea of vaccine must be administered to everyone? The same can be said for all other social phenomena as well...

[Mar 26, 2021] Rutgers University is requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aarthi Swaminathan

Excessive zeal might hurt. I would understand vaccination of faculty, especially older one. But students are young and young people do not have the same level of risk from COVID-19as older people. If vaccine has side effects Rutgers University will be liable for damages.
Mar 26, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

Rutgers University is requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before they come back for the fall semester, and one expert thinks that other colleges will do the same.

"Rutgers is on fairly solid ground and we're likely to see a good number of universities, both public and private, start to mandate the vaccine," Eric Feldman, professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, told Yahoo Finance Live (video above).

Rutgers, a public university in New Jersey, is the first prominent U.S. higher education institution to mandate COVID vaccines for the fall semester. Students will be required to show proof of vaccination -- or receive an exemption -- before coming to campus to attend classes or live in university housing.

Students who are under the age of 17 will only be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, while older students will be able to receive a Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson inoculation.

[Mar 22, 2021] Drug companies defend vaccine monopolies in face of global outcry: As immunization gap widens between rich and poor countries, the industry faces a battle over patents and know-how

Mar 22, 2021 | www.washingtonpost.com

Drug companies are lobbying the Biden administration to block a push at the WTO by India, South Africa and about 80 other countries for a temporary waiver on patent protections for the new vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry argues that innovation as well as vaccine quality and safety depend on maintaining exclusive intellectual property rights.

"Eliminating those protections would undermine the global response to the pandemic," industry executives and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, their powerful lobbying group, warned President Biden in a letter this month. Biden has sided with the drug companies so far. The United States on March 10 joined Britain, the E.U. and Switzerland in blocking the push for waivers.

[Mar 15, 2021] Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine- Extended Interview - NBC Nightly News

Mar 15, 2021 | www.youtube.com

In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company's Covid-19 vaccine -- including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.


Fatm Marq , 2 weeks ago

and does anyone expect a CEO to tell the truth about his company's product?


Mud Fish
, 4 days ago

Do you really trust this guy? Research The World Economic Forum, read who they are tied to and the goals the have (in their own words) you will be shocked

Yu WuDu , 1 week ago

Welcome to technocracy! Oh your Antivirus definitions aren't up to date, we need to plug you into Windows update before we can let you onto the Internet of Idiots.


German Splaining
, 1 week ago

How good is this vaccine if, and I quote "the weakling that who are affect the whole society" (great English but that's just a side note) So his product does not provide immunity longer than 6 months essentially, requires a yearly dose (profit) and requires 100% to take it in order to work. What a joke!


Ghawkphd
, 1 week ago

-- Pfizer former chief respiratory research scientist (Dr. Yeadon) Most in depth honest information on C19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II4wkMKCt-c&t=29s

FactsOver Fiction , 2 weeks ago

As CEO, much of Bourla's compensation is in stock. He's a very well-paid drug salesman. He won't tell us the objective truth about his company's vaccine. It would hurt stock price and his own wealth. C'mon, NBC ... Interview an objective scientist. This is just an ad in disguise.

andrew kis , 2 weeks ago

pfizer need get advices from expert financial, how to improve spinoff and improve shareholder interest to make a better company. dividend, number of shareholder, debt , variant of products.


Michael Esq. ATP, CFII
, 1 week ago (edited)

So the data suggests 52% immunity after 1st dose and 6 months protection with current data, but possible a 3rd dose at 6 months or a year to cover variants and unknown protection after 2nd dosage after 6 months, but 95% in the first 3 months. OKAAAAYYY.. ahhh.. hummm.. i think i'll keep the mask on after the 3rd dose! oops, wait 2nd dose, but maybe no 3rd. nevermind. "Doctor Bourla, are you optimistic"? .....Ahhhhh, well Lester, yes, no and maybe but we'll have to wait and see...


Bruno Weight
, 4 days ago

I'd like to know why you haven't asked the CEO why his company gets blanket immunity??? Why did you not ask this man how many people have died so far after getting your second dose?? And can you please tell us what some of the really serious adverse effects that some people have been experiencing after the second dose??

What are the long-term effects of this vaccine on people's brain?, is there any indication that this gene therapy which is being called a vaccine will cause early-onset dementia because of Spike protein will start attacking the brain?

How many pregnant women have had a miscarriage after getting a second dose or even first dose for that matter,??

What are the long-term effects of this gene therapy on women that are in childbearing ages??

What will the gene therapy that's being called a vaccine do to the fetus when it comes to full term are there any indications that there's going to be some long-term effects like birth defects or genetic effects problems with the ability of this fetus to develop to full term in reference to their sexual organs?? The reason I mention these things is because these people that are associated with this vaccine believe in Eugenics and believe in depopulation because of not only their psychosis but because of climate change we absolutely have to reduce the population!!! Is this gene therapy vaccine being used to sterilize many human beings so that we don't get into this overpopulation and then we will not be able to deal with climate change???

And why haven't we asked this man has his company ever worked on an mRNA vaccine before and ever tested on any animals whatsoever prior to this covid-19 planned pandemic??

If the answer is yes and these animals were Gravely injured there for this mRNA couldn't come to full fruition and now it's being used on human beings because we're in this plan pandemic is this just another way to experiment on the population with this mRNA gene therapy? Another question if there was no plan pandemic would Pfizer have rolled out an mRNA vaccine for the cold which is caused by a Coronavirus?

Does anybody think that Pfizer Maderna or anybody else would be getting approval to experiment on the masses if there wasn't a covid-19 planned pandemic??

How come nobody is asking the CEO where is he getting the biological material to make this mRNA?? I am just really really really curious white nobody wants to ask that question and why people are allowing these people to inject them and they had no idea where these companies are getting the MRNA from is it from aborted fetuses is it from jellyfish is it from where what biological stores are they getting this mRNA from.?????????????????????????????????????????????

Before you decide to take this vaccine why don't you see if you can get the answers to any of these questions and my challenge to you is that you will not I repeat you will not be getting the answer to any of these question. And the story you just will not get the answer. The person that sticking you with this gene therapy won't tell you your doctor won't tell you the media won't tell you dr. Fauci won't tell you and I bet you anything that CEO will not tell you... WAKE UPPPP


Roger Jones
, 2 weeks ago

Older adults who received a single dose, the proportion testing positive for antibodies was just 34.7 per cent in those aged 80 and over for the Pfizer vaccine.


Fatm Marq
, 2 weeks ago

In "immunological language"..NOTHING. Any benefits, only risks and secondary effects


Neil McCubbin
, 2 weeks ago

I am frustrated to read the raft of cynical comments on Pfizer's achievement in takIng the vaccine from a lab success to a huge mass immunisation program. Before mindlessly bashing pharmaceutical companies find out the answer to the question "Why are you not terrified of polio". I am old enough to remember the last of the polio epidemics, the terror and the social disruption. Stopped dead by Dr Salk and big pharma. If you lack the scientific knowledge to criticize intelligently and propose improvements, say nothing

DJ Pomare , 2 weeks ago

Covid deaths US 523,082 UK 122,415 Mexico 184,474 Canada 21,915 China 4,636 Australia 909 NZ 26 Taiwan 9. Two thirds of the Covid variants originate from the US making Covid the US virus. There are 15 Covid variants, 10 from the US, 2 from the UK and 1 each from South Africa, Brazil and China. Traitor Trump's "Do nothing" pandemic strategy will be written into the history books as America's biggest-ever failure.


The Nation of Israel
, 1 week ago

this guy is a vetrenarian. no surprise that he is treating people like animals.


Sara Moran
, 2 weeks ago

Why are you not reporting the side effects and death happening to many post vaccine? Why are you not reporting that people in Israel are being coerced into taking this experimental product and without proper knowledge and informed consent?


Randy Xu
, 2 weeks ago (edited)

The twice repeated 52% number is purposeful lie, not a slip-up or confusion. Why did Lester not call him out on this? 52% includes cases before the vaccine even had a chance to take effect. Lester was totally hoodwinked. Moderna was much more upfront on their data.

[Mar 15, 2021] Gravitas -- Pfizer's abusive vaccine deals

Mar 15, 2021 | www.youtube.com


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Henry Rollins
,
1 week ago (edited)

I am from Patagonia, Argentina and what the journalist says is TRUE...! We went with the SputnikV and China's Sinopharm. Cheers Indian brothers...!


Arun Kumar
, 2 weeks ago

Boycott money-hungry companies such as Pfizer.

S Gomz , 1 week ago

Pfizer is going the CCP way. Loot the poor and the desperate.


Markus Müller
, 1 day ago

"Borders of sovereignty and dignity" should always be kept in mind !

[Mar 15, 2021] Why there is such a mad rush toward vaccination for the varus which is only moderatly lethal with infections concentrated in large cities? Could someone clarify if Dr. Bossche referring to all the COV2 vaccines or just the mRNA ones (i.e. Pfizer and Moderna)?

For the views expressed see https://mcusercontent.com/92561d6dedb66a43fe9a6548f/files/ee29efbe-ffaf-4289-8782-d323642a0072/concern_about_using_current_Covid_19_vaccines_for_mass_vaccination_in_the_midst_of_a_pandemic_Geert_Vanden_Bossche.pdf
The interview on Youtube Mass Vaccination in a Pandemic - Benefits versus Risks- Interview with Geert Vanden Bossche - YouTube
Mar 11, 2021 | thehighwire.com

World renown vaccine specialist, Geert Vanden Bossche, gave a groundbreaking interview this week risking his reputation and his career by bravely speaking out against administration of #Covid19 vaccines.

In what may be one of the most important stories ever covered by The Highwire, the vaccine developer shared his extreme concerns about these vaccines in particular and why we may be on track to creating a global immunity catastrophe.

Anthony Fauci, DDS Anthony Fauci, DDS 2 hours ago

Could someone clarify one thing: is Dr. Bossche referring to all the COV2 vaccines or just the mRNA ones (i.e. Pfizer and Moderna)? Chris Moyler Chris Moyler 5 hours ago

Polite question
Does Bossche's CV qualify him to be described as "a world renowned vaccine specialist? 0 Nancy Woolf Nancy Woolf 6 hours ago

The vaccine companies admit there will be adverse effects, including death, but claim that the benefits out-weigh these risks (millions of lives saved without proof, etc.). The companies and the CDC does claim, however, that the spike protein mRNA will never get into the cell nucleus and alter cellular DNA. This is a provable lie. Stem cells divide to replace cells damaged by SARS viruses. When the stem cell is dividing, the nuclear membrane dissolves. Hence the spike mRNA can alter the DNA by reverse transcription. Another possibility is the nanocapsule will penetrate the nuclear membrane. If the spike protein contributes to antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of disease, then permanently encoding the spike protein in stem cell DNA will likely cause long-term chronic or recurring disease. Auto-immune attacks will damage organs, and the repair and replacement cells will elicit a new round of auto-immune attacks. Many scientists on the boards of these vaccine companies have research programs on stem cells and must know these are viable risks. Vaccinated persons who develop disease or die should have organ tissues assayed for spike protein DNA. That would prove one way or the other if intentional lies are being delivered to the public. LM BENZ LM BENZ 8 hours ago

Excellent and practical information. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that have been made to believe that the only solution is the current vaccine. But if you watch the interview in its entirety, Geert does NOT denounce vaccines. He denounces THIS ONE.

All any of us can do, before blindly rolling up our sleeves, is be INFORMED. And not be so arrogant that we refuse to listen and heed warnings and advice. And unless you are anywhere as educated and knowledgeable as Geert, I trust you will leave your "karening " to yourselves lives depend on it.

He has posted his letter to governments etc., on his LinkedIn account. Its worth a read. Phil Phil 9 hours ago

Has it been even proven medically/scientifically that this virus actually exists? There are many professionals coming out now saying it has not been medically proven that this is an actual (non-flu) virus. And additionally, whatever happened to the flu? Has Covid replaced it or defeated it or ? Correct me if I am wrong but seasonally the flu kills 50k-60k people. And then how many people have actually died as a DIRECT result of this alleged COVID-19 virus? Jack Heginbotham Jack Heginbotham 10 hours ago

I suggest most Virologists are over educated thespians with silver tongues.
Of all the illness causing pathogens out there, viruses are the most innocuous because almost all are susceptible to a healthy immune system.

Bacteria have always been the deadliest because they can infect, thrive & kill in humans with healthy immune systems. I suspect bacterial pneumonia was one of the leading causes of death until antibiotics became available. Plasmodium Protozoa [Malaria pathogen] continue to kill 500,000/year. The number would likely be in the millions had we not discovered effective treatments.

However, PRIONS are the most deadly pathogen known to man. All prion diseases have longer incubation periods than most other pathogens and they are always lethal. They are incredibly small so extremely difficult to detect and even harder to kill. Many suspect that Alzheimer's syndrome is caused by some type of prion.

If I were a Godless, Crazy Megalomaniac with an agenda of ruling the World and eliminating several billion useless humans using up my global resourses:
I would find a way to distill and then distribute prions [which remain dormant for several years] in the annual flu shot. To make certain all those undesirables targeted with the tainted vaccines get injected: make the vaccine mandatory. Spike it for the next 3 years. In 5-10 years people start acting like non-flesh eating zombies then die. Each successive year, the number of deaths continue to climb. By the time the stupid sheep realize what transpired, it will be too late. 26 Jill Jill 10 hours ago

The highly inaccurate pcr test was the cause of this so called pandemic of a virus that has not been isolated. I urge everyone to go to some of Reiner Fuellmich interviews where he explains. He has international EXPERTS. Also has a WHO whistleblower interview.
9 Sharles Sharles 12 hours ago

The reason for decline in cases is because the northern hemisphere is coming out of their flu season, nothing to do with the vax. 24 Anna Anna 12 hours ago

What would the implications be for, say, blood transfusions, in the future?
Tara Fairweather Tara Fairweather 15 hours ago

Go back in history & look at the 1918 Spanish flu, masks mandates, vaccines, the war & the Global monetary change system that occurred all at the same time. Coincidence, I think not. Discernment & common Sense should have prevailed by now. I pray for the ones who are not woke🙏🏻 31 Tom Camilleri Tom Camilleri 15 hours ago

If Geert is correct, it seems that the pandemic was used to justify the development of a new technology that is not necessarily the most applicable to the current situation but would be a versatile tool with many questionable potential applications going forward; an enticing toy, if you will, for those who might think that the world is their laboratory. We need to be informed by this without succumbing to alarmism or panic. Shelley Shelley 15 hours ago

What is unclear to me is why this scientist (Geert) claims that he has no problem with the vaccines being developed to fight covid-19, yet also says they permanently disable or ineffectuate one's own natural immunity. That is a crazy, catastrophic outcome of a vaccine by itself. Totally unacceptable

So there are 2 issues really – a) how the covid-19 vaccines actually operate within the human body, causing harm (by permanently knocking out a person's natural immunity); and b) the effect of mass vaccination of sub-effective vaccines during a pandemic, driving increasing viral lethality that society or science will not be able to counter. Two completely separate issues, but they are not treated here as separate concerns.

I would really like to see more examination, analysis and explanation of the first concern. If the general population understood how harmful the vaccine actually is to themselves personally, it would demotivate a large percentage of the population to accept the vaccine, and possible dramatically reduce the risk of the 2nd concern. Procopio Procopio 19 hours ago

He has post doctoral training in Animal virology and he is spreading misinformation. He has not been on any significant academic site. He probably did work on animal diseases with the companies you cite.
The new strains were starting independently in multiple countries before the vaccinations started. That is what successful viruses do, they mutate. How does he expect to not vaccinate globally and prophylactically. That is the essence of vaccination to reduce the spread of deadly diseases. You treat people who can get the disease and spread it. Not every child that got german measles became deaf, but it was enough of a risk that mass vaccination was deemed necessary. A normal influenza death number is between 20-60K per year, we had 500000+ with shutting our whole country down. we still don't know the long term ramifications of neurologic or respiratory compromise will be. The vet seems to think that asymptomatic individuals should be studied for why the clear the virus from their systems, he doesn't even acknowledge that many of them pulmonary changes on xray indicating that they may in fact be compromised in the future. 0 Gavin Wyatt Gavin Wyatt 22 hours ago

The biggest over reaction in all of human history which is becoming something more because of human over reaction – do not take this vaccination. I know I will not willingly take it.
June B June B 1 day ago

I trust my natural immune system against any and all man-made interferences! I have reached 76 years of age with no interference from the "scientists". I care for my God-given protection and it works! In England the NK cells are called T-cells and they give orders for the bone marrow to make Killer T-cells to destroy pathogens. Those in power are on a culling of humans and these genetic engineering injections will do what they are supposed to do!!
The answer is to stop all injections and boost natural immune systems. It is time "scientists" stopped messing with natural protections against disease and looked to enhance them naturally! This "medicine " is 100 years old but we and other living creatures have existed for millenia. Hsaive Hsaive 1 day ago

If Dr. Bossche is so talented and worked for Gates a GAVI, (He calls not-for-profit) why was he not involved in the development of the mRNA injections? His name never comes up. Hsaive 1 day ago

Variants Do Not Exist Because SARS-CoV-2 does not exist -- - Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche Says "Halt All Covid-19 Mass Vaccinations Immediately" – BUT BEWARE! .Bossche then claims the global population must undergo another round of mass vaccinations!
https://tinyurl.com/azyfa8fs rod densmore rod densmore 1 day ago

I read Dr Vanden Bossche's letter he seems to be advocating we don't mess with herd immunity vaccines interfere with natural immunity, etc. Sweden chose this option initially in the pandemic and that approach has been reversed lately because too many people died. He is experienced enough to propose concrete steps to be taken that could mitigate against the dangers of the possibilities he brings up i wish he'd done that. As a 60 something year old person with some co-morbidities i do not have a low risk if i got COVID i can't wait to get my second shot. As for new variants they are caused by mutations of the virus and if there is less virus there will be less mutations trying to link vaccines to somehow be a cause of variants is very fuzzy logic. Jill Jill 1 day ago

What baffles me; they have been giving flu shots for years due to new varients. Question we need to ask is have we seen a more virulent strain due to this

[Mar 15, 2021] US worrying about vaccine competition is so stupid and amoral

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Clueless Joe , Mar 15 2021 22:33 utc | 80

US worrying about vaccine competition is so stupid when only a handful of countries have got their hands on enough vaccines right now, and when US and UK are hoarding them like crazy. It's not a 0-sum game for now, every bit helps. Gee, EU is in a bad state due to all pharmas failing to deliver.

Besides, it's funny to see US complaining about Russia badmouthing MRNA (so Pfizer and Moderna) when it's Astra-Zeneca which is gets gloomy headlines on a daily basis.

That said, I'd have no issue with Western countries relying on MRNA vaccines and taking the bulk of them, as long as it means the easier to produce and distribute, Sputnik, AZ, J/J, the Chinese ones, are reserved for the rest of the world; it's probably the best way to ensure most countries will vaccinate their most vulnerable citizens in a realistic timeframe - at least before the year is over, if not earlier.

As for Latin America, Chile is doing great, and is relying mostly on Sinovax for now if I remember correctly - like many others, it probably ordered a ton of other vaccines, but won't need them, so hopefully they'll be sent to neighbouring countries instead.


vk , Mar 15 2021 23:36 utc | 86

China's response to the USA's official claims:

West 'weaponizes' vaccines to divide world aimed at maintaining hegemony

"The West does not see vaccines from a professional and scientific perspective and now wants to use its technological advantages to squeeze China. While the West accuses China of engaging in vaccine diplomacy, the very one that wants to engage in vaccine diplomacy is the West," said Zuo.

--//--

@ Posted by: suzan | Mar 15 2021 21:33 utc | 69

Human adenovirus is a completely different technology than chimpanzee adenovirus, and both are completely different technologies from mRNA. Just three completely different things.

All viruses interact with their hosts' DNA and can potentially alter them forever. Indeed, we can restore fragments from very old viruses on the basis of DNA of third species. That is a natural and unavoidable aspect of life, and cannot and will never change.

Either way, the debate you bring up is moot point, because DNA mutation is not the issue with mRNA and chimpanzee adenovirus. The crux of the debate is this: human adenoviral vaccines are an already existing technology, tried and tested. We know they work and we know they're safe. That's not the case with the other two, which are completely untried and untested until last year.

Debsisdead , Mar 15 2021 23:36 utc | 87

Right now it is difficult to ascertain whether the euro -scare over the A-Z jab causing blood clots is tosh or not. The Pfizer jab also had a recipient suffer a blood clot, in amerika, early in the vaccine rollout so it is not inconceivable that all covid vaccines may have a propensity for inducing thrombosis in a small percentage of recipients.
On the other hand about one in one thousand humans die from thrombosis, so it may well be that these were just unlucky humans whose number came up coincidentally with their covid jab.

There is a little evidence however which indicates that at least some of the thrombosis deaths occured outside the range of 'normal' for thrombosis. Norway and Denmark two countries with well established public health systems and far more comprehensive than most other countries medical databases of their patients, were the first to blow the whistle. There were allegedly features of these post jab thromboses which took them outside the range of normal.

The deaths occurred in citizens at a younger age than is normal for thrombosis death and the blood clots occurred in lungs which had a lower than usual number of platelets in the blood, which is the opposite of what one would expect since platelets are an important part of clotting, how is that people with lower than usual platelets in their blood developed clots.
So in the last 18 hours more and more Euro states are suspending use of the AZ vaccine while this data is researched.
The Irish health mob are delaying by saying there is no evidence at all to show a link between vaccination and thrombosis, which is correct, but all that means is no one has demonstrated a physiological, biochemical process that explains how this could occur. Of course not - the vaccine is only 3 months into a massive rollout, the research required to find then prove such a link, if there is one, is likely years off.

On the other hand the entire yarn may be just another story put out by the puppets of competitors in an extremely lucrative immature market.
Every embassy in every nation on this old rock of ours, spends a large chunk of time and energy pushing products and services which the nation the particular embassy represents, will profit from.

That includes involvement by 'intelligence' services located in embassies.
It is probable that a great deal of the industrial espionage to uncover the trade secrets which countries such as england & amerika are forever trying to steal from others, friends & alleged enemies alike, are in fact undertaken by their national foreign intelligence agencies, MI6 and CIA.
We should be surprised if the CIA etc weren't attempting to blackmail and browbeat the puppet leaders of nations (Bolsonaro is most definitely a puppet) to buy products from their country.

I agree it is wrong and publicising it is essential, but as I said there should be no surprise. Aotearoa has recently (about two weeks ago), announced that the population will all be vaccinated with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. The jabs will be free or extremely low cost for most (certainly much less than the USD $60 Pfizer demands) and I had been wondering how Pharmac, the national agency which makes decisions on all drug purchases managed to beat Pfizer down. Pharmac has a reputation for favouring generics ahead of hi-cost originals.

Perhaps they didn't, although I reckon Pharmac being Pharmac they would have got a pretty good deal but maybe not as good as usual since Aotearoa governments, particularly ersatz left administrations have a habit of doing easy deals with five eyes partners as a way of avoiding agreeing to actions that will alienate voters, even worse lose trade or even sometimes tho rarely, because the inhumanity is too great.

eg Australia is in big trouble with China over PM Morrison's stupid claims about covid and Uyghur chinese, whereas Aotearoa is not. Despite pressure from USuk, Aotearoa hasn't jumped aboard the "let's all sledge China" ship. If that was achieved by kowtowing to amerikan bullies over less vital, less public and less divisive issues, good on them. That is a major from me who has little other than contempt for the neolib twats in control of Aotearoa.

Or it could be that it is like the AZ thrombosis thing could be, no connection at all.
Blind Freddie can see the last G7 was about creating a chimera of mass vaccination as a way to 'open up' and have the rich getting even richer, in that fantasy it is naive to expect that there won't be many slips twixt cup and lip. All we can do is try to discern fact from fantasy and protect as many other as possible by getting them to do the same.

norecovery , Mar 15 2021 23:42 utc | 88

K @ 84 – I agree 100%, and would add there are other ulterior motives besides profit and gaining public consent, namely attempting to exert political and economic control of competing/dissenting countries. The fact that some of the world's elite have organized such contemptuous mafia-like organizations that demonstrate total disregard for human life and dignity is enough to seriously question their motives in this case as well.

[Mar 15, 2021] U.S. And Its Five Eye Partners Use 'Persuasion', Sabotage And Disinformation To Gain Vaccine Supremacy

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

U.S. And Its Five Eye Partners Use 'Persuasion', Sabotage And Disinformation To Gain Vaccine Supremacy

The U.S. and some of its allies are engaged in efforts to malign the Russian Sputink V vaccine and to promote the more expensive mRNA vaccines produced by 'western' companies.

Back in November we warned that the vaccine competition would be ruthless :

The mRNA vaccines hyped in the U.S. media are simply too expensive to be used around the world. If we want to limit the global effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we will have to use the cheaper vector based vaccines.

That the AstraZeneka vaccine was immediately attacked in U.S. media by an unqualified writer quoting an investment bank and the U.S. pharma promoting (Remdesivir!) Antony Fauci is quite suspicious. Pfizer and Moderna expect to make billions of dollars with their vaccines. They will use all possible ways and means to defeat any potential competition.

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, recently noted how unfair competition practices are used to keep some vaccines away from nations who urgently need it:

Producers are struggling for the global vaccine market worth $100 billion, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Some producers compete unfairly, sell a small batch of vaccines at a lower price on the condition to be an exclusive supplier, Putin said, speaking at a video meeting on measures to boost investment activity in Moscow.

"We see how competitors behave in the global vaccine market worth $100 billion. They come, sell a small batch of their vaccine at a discount, on the condition that everything else will be purchased only from this producer," he said.

To no one's astonishment the U.S. government is directly involved in manipulations of vaccine accessibility. As Brazil Wire found :

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently published its Annual Report for 2020.

"2020 was one of the most challenging years in the history of our country and in the history of the Department of Health and Human Services", former US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar introduces the report.

"There is an end to the pandemic in sight", he continues, "with the delivery of safe and effective vaccines through Operation Warp Speed".

Tucked away on page 48, the report shockingly reveals how the US pressured Brazil to reject Russia's Sputnik V vaccine.

The HHS Annual Report is here . On page 5 it says:

Developing a strategy for supporting global vaccine access : HHS's Office of Global Affairs (OGA) led the development of an interagency strategy, coordinated through the National Security Council, to provide international access to COVID-19 vaccines once domestic needs are met .

"Once domestic needs are met" is certainly not an altruistic or even reasonably prioritizing strategy one should be proud of. A sensible effort to save lives and to end the pandemic would prioritize risk groups in every country of this planet before inoculating people at home who have little risk of serious Covid-19 complications.

On page 47 the HHS report notes that the U.S. is coordinating with its Five Eyes spy partners on vaccine 'messaging':

Combating vaccine hesitancy globally : OGA leads a group of the Five Eyes countries (U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States) on vaccine confidence, aligning our nations' efforts and sharing best practices to enhance vaccine confidence messaging globally.

One page on we learn what such communication entails:

Combatting [sic!] malign influences in the Americas : OGA used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia, who are working to increase their influence in the region to the detriment of US safety and security. OGA coordinated with other U.S. government agencies to strengthen diplomatic ties and offer technical and humanitarian assistance to dissuade countries in the region from accepting aid from these ill-intentioned states. Examples include using OGA's Health Attaché office to persuade Brazil to reject the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, and offering CDC technical assistance in lieu of Panama accepting an offer of Cuban doctors.

"To persuade Brazil to reject the Russian COVID-19 vaccine" is, simply said, criminal behavior that has near genocidal consequences. Brazil is currently getting swamped with a more infectious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its medical institutions are near a breakdown :

"It feels like we're putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound," said Eduarda Santa Rosa Barata, a 31-year-old infectologist who works in three ICUs in the north-eastern capital of Pernambuco state, all now stretched to the limit. "We're engaged in damage reduction You open new beds and they fill up immediately."

A few days earlier, Barata had admitted a 37-year-old man who had no underlying medical conditions but whose lungs were so badly damaged he needed intubation. "It seems so random," she said. "It's a bizarre disease. It's frightening."
...
"Before the end of 2020, you'd get a family and one member would be infected but not the other three or four members, even though they lived in the same environment. You don't see this any more. If there's one confirmed case, everyone ends up getting infected by the virus," he said. "It's obvious that this new variant is now circulating among us."

Panama, which under U.S. pressure rejected an offer from Cuba for medical support, has one of the highest death rates from Covid-19. That is one reason why its economy shrank by 18% .

The HHS report also speaks of Bolivia :

Opening Bolivia to health diplomacy : After decades of silence between the U.S. and Bolivia, OGA re-established health diplomatic relations with the Ministry of Health of Bolivia following national elections. Re-engaging allows the U.S. to strengthen ties in the region, which is important for influence in regional and multilateral fora , including the Pan American Health Organization.

What was "following national elections" in Bolivia was a fascist coup which produced repression and tyranny. The U.S. used its cooperation with the coup plotters to influence other organizations.

Meanwhile the U.S. is also falsely stating that Russia is spreading vaccine disinformation. Following a Wall Street Journal piece planted by U.S. officials these claimed , without evidence, that Russia was sowing fear about the mRNA vaccines:

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that four publications, all serving as fronts for Russian intelligence, have targeted Western-produced COVID-19 vaccines with misleading coverage that exaggerates the risk of side effects and raises questions about their efficacy.

The State Department confirmed that report on Monday, saying U.S. officials had identified four Russian online platforms that were spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

However paragraph 21 of the original WSJ piece, coauthored by Iraq WMD propagandist Michael Gordon, acknowledged :

In each case, the Russian outlets were repeating actual news reports ,,,

The 'Russian outlets' repeated the news 'western' news agencies were distributing. It is nice though to see acknowledged that such is often disinformation.

There are some signs that the U.S. is coordinating with its spy partners to malign the very efficient Sputnik V vaccine . The British Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) recently put up a comment that warns of Russia's soft power gain through vaccine diplomacy especially in South America:

Sputnik V's rapid foray into new markets in Latin America may indeed have longer-term implications in an area that has traditionally been the US's backyard. Argentina gratefully received more than half a million doses in January. It served as an embassy of sorts for Sputnik V; reportedly, Argentinian delegations to Moscow in late 2020 translated reams of details into Spanish and shared these with Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay and Chile to speed up their ability to decide. Bolivia's first batch arrived at the end of January. By mid-February, Mexico received its first 200,000 doses. By mid-March, Brazil and Peru appeared close to sealing respective deals.

This is followed by musings about potential sabotage targets:

There are several factors that could make Sputnik V's current bounce shortlived. The inability to deliver supplies quickly is an immediate one. Russia has acknowledged its production squeeze, raising doubts about its ability to honour its vaccine pledges. It is dependent on plants in the likes of Brazil, India and South Korea upholding good manufacturing practice and delivering at speed and scale on Moscow's promise to provide hundreds of millions of quality vials quickly.

The piece closes with an ominous call to action:

The biomedical science of Sputnik V may well be genuinely welcome worldwide, once full data is available and has been appropriately interrogated. But the corresponding political ramifications of deeper and wider Russian influence globally may not be so beneficial. The UK and the US must not be blindsided to the full extent of Russian vaccine diplomacy already underway.

The U.S. efforts to prevent Russian vaccine distribution failed in Argentina where President Alberto Fernández has led an early and successful effort to introduce the Russian vaccine:

Amid plenty of public skepticism, Buenos Aires sent missions to Moscow in October and December 2020 to inspect data from the vaccine's phase 3 trial.

An Argentine presidential aide said the delegation had translated hundreds of pages of information about the vaccine into Spanish -- necessary for approval -- which it later shared with other governments in the region, including Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, and Chile.

This is how, a day before the phase 3 results were published, trucks of Sputnik V shots were already trundling through Bolivia's countryside. A photo of a delivery in a poultry truck draped in a Bolivian flag -- a creative (and health department- approved ) solution for cold storage requirements -- went viral. Argentina began vaccinating with Sputnik this past December, meanwhile, and Mexico announced the purchase of 24 million Sputnik doses on Jan. 25.

U.S. efforts to dissuade countries from acquiring Sputnik V have not be fully successful. That again requires to launch a propaganda campaign to malign Sputnik V wherever it is distributed:

Maxim A. Suchkov @m_suchkov - 15:35 UTC · Mar 13, 2021

1. #Putin: "Global market for #COVID19 vaccines is worth $100 billion. We see how competitors of our producers behave: they enter a country [that is in need for vaccines], sell a small batch of vaccines on a discounted price but condition the sale with that...

2. "...the country will only purchase that vaccine from that producer in the future. So, there's a real fight for the markets".

3. $100 billion is a big market. #Russia makes over $15 bln on arms sales (unofficial stats have it as high as $55 bln), about $25 bln for agricultural sales; around the same amount on gas sales (thou it depends on supplies), oil and oil products a little over than $100 bln.

4. So all of a sudden there's this huge market and there's heavy fight over it. @dimsmirnov175 cites an anonymous "source in the #Kremlin" who said that Russian intel services are aware that their foreign counterparts seek to launch a massive infowar against #Russia/n vaccines

5.The source reportedly said that soon there'll be many reports over #Russia/n vaccines inefficiency & that they even health dangerous. Allegedly, even "staged cases of massive losses of human life after using Sputnik V will be propagated via @USAID, @georgesoros @thomsonreuters

6. The target audience for this campaign will be European countries who registered #SputnikV for their emergency use – #Hungary, #Slovakia, #Montenegro, #SanMarino and N.#Macedonia.

7. On a parallel track,#US & allies, according to the "Kremlin source" 'd release "investigations" about "incompetence of #Russia/n specialists in vaccination & immunology to halt their certification by @WHO, other relevant agencies , lower demand for RU vaccines from other countries

8. "The #Kremlin source" adds #US "aggressively promotes @pfizer, eyes to make sure US free of not only from the payment of possible compensation to citizens in lawsuits in the event of side effects, but also from liability for negligence of the direct manufacturer"

9.#SputnikV now world's 2nd in terms of demand with 50+ countries having provided permit for its use. Struggle for markets in #Europe,#LatinAmerica,#Africa #Asia will get even bigger when we'll [most likely] learn that vaccination is not a one time deal but a seasonal routine /END

PS.This chart is telling in the kinda tricks one may pull: #Russia's #SputnikV completed all the stages, but designers of the chart (1) put it at the bottom (2) don't use its product name (3) mark it with (*) caveating its effectiveness as if ABC "independently fact-checked" others


Source: ABCnews - bigger

Graphics like the above are only one example of media manipulations in support of 'western' vaccine 'diplomacy'. This is more than just arrogance:

The West's reaction was not exactly objective in August 2020 when Russia presented the world's first corona vaccine. Words like "vaccine muck from Moscow", "nasty vaccine propaganda", and accusations of "clumsy manipulations" of a "high-risk experiment on humans". Distrust, malice and suspicion were easier to find. One newspaper quipped that Sputnik V was effective not only against the virus, but also against "homosexuality as well as epilspsy and hives."

The Five Eyes, their intelligence agencies and friends are pulling all possible strings to win the markets for their vaccines. The continuous delaying of the official EU authorization for Sputnik V is obviously a part of this sabotage scheme .

That these efforts will keep people away from other good and available vaccines and that this will inevitably cost a number of them their lives, is seen as a reasonable price for gaining vaccine supremacy.

Posted by b on March 15, 2021 at 12:16 UTC | Permalink


Paco , Mar 15 2021 12:32 utc | 1

Nice compilation B on what basically is another big sign of western decadence and immorality. As you very well state what is needed is a global vaccination of groups at risk to avoid mutations and new variants of the virus, and not vaccination within borders while others wait.
One more jewel in the arrogant statements denigrating SputnikV, the clown -literally- Zelensky stating that Ukraine won't approve SputnikV because Ukrainians are not "rabbits" to be subjected to experiments. He should know, he has pulled more than one rabbit from his top hat.
Carl , Mar 15 2021 13:02 utc | 2
Reminds me of the government's efforts against Rearden metal in the novel Atlas Shrugged. One must appreciate the irony that the US, the epicenter of Randian ideology, is trying this.
Mauro , Mar 15 2021 13:49 utc | 7

They are shameless, ast it is declared even in their U.S. Department of Health & Human Services annual report, look at page 49 !

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2020-annual-report.pdf

"Strengthening Health Cooperation and U.S. Humanitarian Leadership
Combatting malign influences in the Americas: OGA used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia, who are working to increase their influence in the region to the detriment of US safety and security.

Examples include using OGA's Health Attaché office to persuade Brazil to reject the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, and offering CDC technical assistance in lieu of Panama accepting an offer of Cuban doctors."

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 14:45 utc | 10

The Russia-USA vaccine battle obscures another, possibly more important one: mRNA vaccines vs. all the rest.

Moderna got much of its early funding from the US Military. The Military is interested in mRNSA as a bio-weapons defense - the tech allows quick formulations to protect soldiers. But the ability to better defend against bio-weapons also makes USA use of bio-weapons more likely. Just the side that has an effective defense against ballistic missiles is more likely to use them.

Given such knowledge, one can question the many problems of the OxfordAstroZeneca (OAZ) vaccine (latest: Norway is looking into the possibility that the OAZ vaccine causes blood clots) and the late entry of the J&J vaccine (a full three months behind Sputnik V and Sinopharm).

But wait, there's more: By not fighting SARS-COV-2 effectively (like some countries did), mutations were virtually certain to happen. That makes the mRNA technology incredibly valuable for ability to quickly adjust to new strains. And who knows what other viruses will unexpectedly /sarc pop up in the near future?

Will American sheeple ever be allowed to question the Trump Administration many failures in fighting the pandemic - starting with Trump's bogus air travel ban and his lying about the severity of the virus? Not likely. New York State Governor Cuomo is now being hounded out of office with flimsy sex allegations to (IMO) prevent a review of the policy of sending people home to "self-isolate". "Self-isolate" and the "bend the curve" goal (instead of defeat the virus) virtually guaranteed that the pandemic would continue to spread.

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migueljose , Mar 15 2021 15:03 utc | 13

librul@3
My wife and I received the J & J jab last week, I'll keep you all updated on us. We're 70, she has #2 diabetes but healthy and not overweight. I'm healthy, skinny. We live rural, raise and forage mushrooms, herbs, forbes, 90% of our meat is deer we harvest and process but we're almost vegetarian. So, no extra health issues beyond her #2d. She had a little bit of a sore arm for 24 hours. Neither of us had other symptoms after the jab. covid is happening here, friends, neighbors, relatives have had it, hospitals are struggling to keep up.

snake , Mar 15 2021 15:03 utc | 14

what this summary of the vaccine shows me is that the nation states are marketing agents and mafia like defenders of the makers of the products of those private parties who have control over the nation states (government).
What a marketing tool, the rule of law and the use of nation state force to market privately produced products.

clearly the nation state system and its agencies have by their actions proven themselves to be a problem in need of fixing for the 8 billion people who occupy the planet.

jared , Mar 15 2021 15:18 utc | 15

Early on, there was reporting that the novel (as in recently created) corona virus was mutating rapidly - approximately every 4th transmission was claimed.
I believe it was noted that this behavior was typical for virus, novel on in particular.
The term mutate is both appropriate and used to frighten.
It seems this is a largely political beast.

psychohistorian , Mar 15 2021 15:19 utc | 16

When you live in a social system that has global private finance at its core, what do you expect?

The West is proud of its barbarism and flaunts its lie/cheat/steal mentality. We are standing by hopeful as that meme drives itself into the ground taking many with it. We just hope it isn't all of us in a pique of self loathing when the bottom is near.

What a shit show to live in the middle of. It is almost like folk think its weird to do things for the right reasons instead of profit....and they call themselves Christians as they blindly follow their devilish leadership.

jared , Mar 15 2021 15:33 utc | 17

Hypothetically, genetic research gives us the means of widespread, genetically targeted, destruction and new tools for pharmaceutical development. Dangerous situation in a neo-liberal world order.

Sam F , Mar 15 2021 15:52 utc | 19

Of course Russia has no need to spread fear about US mRNA vaccines, because these are the most expensive and difficult to distribute, and the US has conspired to prevent any humanitarian distribution, an historic disgrace. Many will long remember that Russia offered vaccines at cost while the US maximized profits, and Bill Gates obliged Astrazeneca to seek profit rather than humanitarian distribution.

Christian J. Chuba , Mar 15 2021 15:56 utc | 20

Russia vs the U.S. deaths per million

But Russian vaccine production has underperformed. I cannot even find a number for it but if I look at deaths per million, 6 day rolling average, Russia is not in a sustained downtrend yet. When a country reaches heard immunity, this will go into a sustained downtrend. Russia has not even been able to vaccinate their own population...

carl s. , Mar 15 2021 16:50 utc | 25

librul @3
migueljose @13

Can someone please explain the following ?

"Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is the third coronavirus vaccine to receive FDA approval, but the first vaccine requiring just one shot for vaccination. The drug showed a 67 percent effectiveness against moderate to severe COVID-19 infections and about an 85 percent effectiveness against the most serious illnesses . While two other FDA-approved vaccines have efficacy rates in the 90s, Johnson & Johnson's drug was shown to prevent 100 percent of hospitalizations in a clinical study of around 44,000 participants in the United States. "

If the jab has a 67% efficacy against moderate to severe infections, how can it have an 85 percent effectiveness against the most severe infections? How can it prevent 100% of haspitalizations in 44,000 subjects? Unless perhaps the figure of 67% represents people who took the shot after contracting the disease? But that doesn't make sense either.

Statistical illiteracy on the part of the writer? How much of all that is true?

carl s.

Digital Spartacus , Mar 15 2021 16:42 utc | 23

@ Christian J. Chuba 20

Funding

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 17:45 utc | 29

james @Mar15 16:56 #26

... so what vaccine are you going to be getting?

I don't know yet. My preference is non-mRNA but I'll wait as long as I can.

mRNA vaccines may be the only game in town if the virus keeps mutating quickly and/or new viruses are introduced.

What I object to is the near complete lack of cynicism. Many moa readers will recall the phrase: "Question Authority" from the 1960's. We need that same spirit today. The 'woke' generation isn't quite 'there' yet.

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m , Mar 15 2021 17:49 utc | 30
@25 carl s.
It's 67% efficient.

That's the number according to international standards and rhe number which allows comparison to other vaccines. All the other quoted numbers are just there in order to obfuscate the fact that it is significantly less efficient than the mRNA vaccines.

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 17:51 utc | 31
Follow-up to @Mar15 17:45 #29

The 'woke' are currently focused on race and sex with some concern for inequality and a living wage. 'Anti-war' isn't yet on the radar screen for most of them, though it should be.

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[Mar 15, 2021] The vaccine situation they are analyzing is very much like the GMO experimentation

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 15:02 utc | 12

Follow up to my comment @Mar15 14:45 #10

Gilad Atzmon has written about Israel's 100% vaccination program and questioned if it may lead to new, more virulent, forms of the virus

To anyone paying attention, this warning is a fore-shadowing.

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juliania , Mar 15 2021 20:58 utc | 64

jackrabbit @ 12, thanks SO much for that excellent video link! As the two participants were discussing, I had the thought that the vaccine situation they are analyzing is very much like the GMO experimentation we have all been subjected to around the world when those seeds were presented to us, and the virus being a part of our life system, is like the weeds which were enabled by the practise of using GMO seeds and then spraying the crops with virulent herbicides those seeds were now inoculated to resist --- it all meant that the situation in farmer's fields, while the crops themselves survive (much as do inoculated with the vaccine persons) the situation at large gets worse!

It is an excellent conversation also on the side issue of whether science benefits from shutting down dissent. We should all think about that!!

Mina , Mar 15 2021 21:04 utc | 65
On BioNTech; designing the vaccine on a table corner in a few hours
https://www.businessinsider.com/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-designed-in-hours-one-weekend-2020-12?international=true&r=US&IR=T
Hard not to raise an eyebrow.
Mina , Mar 15 2021 21:07 utc | 66
Soon we'll all be making vaccines in our kitchen
https://www.dw.com/en/german-coronavirus-vaccine-inventor-being-investigated/a-56828943

[Mar 15, 2021] The difference between traditional vaccines and mRNA vaccines

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jen , Mar 15 2021 21:10 utc | 67

Tannenhouser @ 57:

Vaccines in the strict sense of the term use weakened or inactive forms of the virus they target to stimulate the immune response. MRNA vaccines don't: they insert a protein resembling a protein on the coronavirus's outer coat into the RNA of your cells so your body makes these proteins itself to prime the immune response. That's my understanding and I stand to be corrected by others.


oldhippie , Mar 15 2021 21:38 utc | 70

john @ 68

That first link in your post is to Geert van den Bossche and is an excellent interview. Worth the time. Somewhat annoying music at start, in all ways the best take I have encountered on how mRNA works. Much more accessible than some of what that author has been putting in print.

suzan , Mar 15 2021 21:33 utc | 69

@ Jackrabbit

The Adenovirus vector vaccines are DNA vaccines. The primary difference between them (Sputnik V, Astrozenica, J & J and some more) is the type of Adenovirus vector used, for example human or chimp, how they are cultured, and the specifics of production and processing.

All of them use a segment of DNA that codes for a Covid-2 Spike protein which is genetically inserted into the adenovirus delivery system.

The mRNA vaccines use nanolipids to stabilize the mRNA segments and similarly code for Covid-2 spike protein.

The adenovirus DNA vaccines enter the cell nucleus where they begin the process transcribing DNA code to mRNA, the desired antigen trigger of the immune process. The mRNA to protein production factories are the ribosomes, housed in the (non nuclear) cytoplasm.

These DNA and mRNA vaccines all differ from traditional first-order vaccines which culture the virus being targeted, kill it so it can not reproduce, and injected it into the patient, a process called innoculation (dead virus jab which stimulates wide variety of anitbodies), vs vaccination (nucleic acid code traveling on a vector or in nano lipid packet which stimulates production of a specific antigen "spike" protein in this instance.

One problem I haven't heard any assessment about is what happens in the cell when degraded forms of genetic code, either mRNA or DNA, resulting from perhaps shoddy manufacture or sloppy handling? Would there still be biological activity? Producing what proteins?

Quality control across the process and delivery system is probably of extreme importance in ensuring vaccine safety.

oldhippie , Mar 15 2021 21:53 utc | 73

Suzan @ 69

That is an excellent question. Also there is no certainty what is happening when all apparently goes to plan. Extensive tissue sampling and analysis needs doing. Best way to do all of that is on autopsy. Autopsies are not being done. It is as if no one wants to know.

[Mar 15, 2021] Moderna we know is funded by DARPA, In-Q-Tel, Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein. In existence for thirty or forty years, depending which story you desire to believe. Never had a saleable product until now. Trust us.

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

oldhippie , Mar 15 2021 20:56 utc | 63

Tannenhouser @ 57

Main difference is mRNA is absolutely new. There has never before been an mRNA product turned loose on the general population. Moderna had a rabies investigational product that did get as far as human testing, it was shut down early. Moderna we know is funded by DARPA, In-Q-Tel, Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein. In existence for thirty or forty years, depending which story you desire to believe. Never had a saleable product until now. Trust us.

The Pfizer mRNA product is entirely acquired from BioNTech. Try to find out anything about them. Next try to find out anything about them that passes the laugh test.

If you want to know something about how mRNA gene therapy is alleged to work would suggest reading or watching what Geert van den Bossche has been saying since he started to talk. He is a vaccine developer. A man who has spent his career in the lab creating vaccines. He believes in vaccines. Formerly worked with GAVI and Gates Foundation. Not an anti-Vaxxer.

[Mar 15, 2021] It's Profit over People yet again, and such shouldn't be any surprise.

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Mar 15 2021 18:07 utc | 35

It's Profit over People yet again, and such shouldn't be any surprise. The geopolitical aspects show an extremely desperate Outlaw US Empire that has lost all its soft power through its inhumane behavior. That it thinks it can recoup some of what it lost by continuing to act inhumanely proves the absolute sordid quality of the minds at work. And then there's the lies and deceit, and to think that the people managing this campaign are allowed to raise children!

Having discovered that Mexico has Sputnik V, I'll be going South as soon as I get my renewed passport.


Erelis , Mar 15 2021 19:42 utc | 53

So the end result is a world with uneven levels of vaccination. Seems like this will simply keep covid around for a very long time for the sake of anti-Russia geopolitics and big Western pharma profits. The world will end up becoming a medical dystopia for years to come.

vetinLA , Mar 15 2021 19:47 utc | 54

Erelis @ 53; "So the end result is a world with uneven levels of vaccination. Seems like this will simply keep covid around for a very long time for the sake of anti-Russia geopolitics and big Western pharma profits. The world will end up becoming a medical dystopia for years to come."

Yep, afraid you're right.....But then hey, profits uber alles....

james , Mar 15 2021 19:53 utc | 55

@ 29 jackrabbit... thanks... i see this much the same way as you....

@ 37 b... thanks for this additional article.. i quote from it below..

"There are lots of players in the vaccine version of the great game. Both China and Russia are aggressively practicing vaccine diplomacy. As is the EU. The primary goal of U.S. vaccine diplomacy seems to be to ensure the profits of Big Pharma, rather than on maximizing the number of people vaccinated, in the shortest possible time. Could these priorities shift? Perhaps. Time will tell. India has stepped forward to represent the perspective of developing countries, drawing on its role as a major vaccine manufacturer – and perhaps sometime soon – developer."

[Mar 15, 2021] Indian Vaccine Manufacturers: U.S. Use of Wartime Export Controls Threatens World Vaccine Production

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

b , Mar 15 2021 18:20 utc | 37

Indian Vaccine Manufacturers: U.S. Use of Wartime Export Controls Threatens World Vaccine Production


Peter Williams , Mar 15 2021 18:31 utc | 38

The NY Times has a surprisingly nearly unbiased article on all available vaccines and their testing stages etc. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html?

Sputnik V is being distributed in Russia. My daughter and her boyfriend, as nursing students were required to be vaccinated, or show antibodies from a recovered case of COVID-19. My daughter has had COVID-19 and fully recovered, and her boyfriend had his first vaccination. Unlike most western countries, there is no panic, and lockdowns are on an as needed basis.

Russia reacted very quickly to the virus and closed its borders early.

karlof1 , Mar 15 2021 18:43 utc | 41

Blue Dotterel @40--

As S commented here several weeks ago, Russian travel agencies and Aeroflot were arranging special vaccine charters I might also take advantage of, and Mexico has a long history of welcoming medical patients from El Norte seeking treatments unavailable here.

[Mar 15, 2021] If you go to the US CDC website you will see that all current vaccines for Covid are only under "emergency" approval. It is also clearly stated that they will not work in all cases and that the Pharma Industry is not liable when they cause harm.

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

K , Mar 15 2021 23:14 utc | 84

If you go to the US CDC website you will see that all current vaccines for Covid are only under "emergency" approval.
It is also clearly stated that they will not work in all cases and that the Pharma Industry is not liable when they cause harm.

I don't want a jab that is messing with my DNA in the first palce but I absoliutely don't want one that is not yet fully tested.

In addition what does "fully tested" even mean in a corrupt system where you can hardly find a single truth on any topic in 24 hours of news broadcasting?

How is it that people are ultra critical of political corruption yet as happy as lambs to trust BIg Pharma in spite of endless lies, corruption and human damage in the last 100 years. Why isn't it obvious that Big Pharma is part of the problem. You can't be part of the problem and the solution at the same time.

There is a place for vaccines but for vaccines to fit into the category of preventative medicine, like good food, exercise, vitamins etc or modalities like acupuncture or herbalism etc , they also need to prove they are as harmless as good food, intelligent exercise or vitamins. In my opinion they should be part of any national health system, subject to the most rigorous and independent testing, and they should be free.

Preventative medicine should have an almost zero chance of killing or maiming anyone. Otherwise it's just the product of the same philosophy of "collateral damage" than Empires use to control the human world.

I question vaccine logic when it denies the human capacity to evolve to protect itself and I especially question Vaccines for profit. I'm not an anti vaxxer, but I am also not going to happily inject a cocktail of chemicals and animal/human DNA proteins directly into my bloodstream. I am well aware that vaccines have used dead or active animal proteins for a very long time, part of the reason why i try to avoid them at all costs.

Where is the research that proves that injecting foreign DNA into our blood is safe long term for the overall health of human beings , not just for immunity to one disease? Obviously the current vaccines are not killing people in great numbers, but they
are killing some. And anyway, not killing a patient isn't the criteria for "safe"! What other effects will be long term?

Saying that we just don't know is naive. Obviously bio tech labs have been experimenting for decades on the effect of genetic mutation on animals and humans. Just as they knew the long terms outcomes of GMO crops but kept is secret, they will also be well aware of the long terms effects of GMO vaccines and also keeping it very secret.

There doesn't need to be a micro chip in a vaccine to make it a bio weapon.

Will the gene activating vaccines become a biological weapon just as GMO seeds have?

I've watched presentations explaining the science of the current vaccines, and I do not feel at all re-assured that the genetic response will behave as predicted in every case, or even in any case. Gaining immunity from Covid is pointless if it renders people more succeptable to potentially worse health conditions down the track.

I have no expertise in this field, I'm just a concerned human being trying to make sense of very complicated science that also happens to have no legal liability. What could possibly go wrong? Einstein would be sympathetic given what happened with his science.

We should be questioning the argument for vaccines over antibody testing and preventative medicine at the very least. But that is not even a mainstream conversation at this point.

Somebody mentioned in the comments that in Russia you can get antibody testing and not need the vaccine. This sounds more like a balanced approach to me. That isn't an option in most places that I am aware of.

Manufacturing of consent for genetic intervention in humans is now happening very successfully all over the world due to covid. The created hysteria that vaccines are the only way to save the planet is so reminiscent of WMD's in Iraq and GMO seeds in the developing countries . Anyone notice that millions of Indian farmers are now rejecting the Bio-Tech because GMO seeds and their accompanying poisons are destroying lives and the planet?

These are not separate issues.

Suddenly there is a $100 Billion covid Vaccine market. And strangely Pharma seems to be the only class that is a-political and borderless. Even making profits in our favourite anti western countries. What a coup! And how is this possible?

I never really understood the intense media campaign against anti-vaxxers until now. I mean why would a relatively few traumatised parents really be a bother to Big Pharma? The answer is that they aren't.

Creating a public enemy and gaining consent was the goal and boy has it worked a treat!

Just in time for the biggest Vaccine $$$$ jackpot of all time.
It couldn't have worked out better if they had planned it.

ted01 , Mar 15 2021 23:28 utc | 85

john | Mar 15 2021 21:31 utc | 68

Thanks for that link to the Geert Vanden Bossche interview.

It is worth repeating - Mass Vaccination in a Pandemic - Benefits versus Risks

I would hope that every MOA reader would take the time to watch it.


[Mar 15, 2021] I'm not an epidemiologist nor medically trained on trial procedures and norms but i have the following questions

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

A.L. , Mar 15 2021 20:43 utc | 60

A long one, sorry about this...

I'm not an epidemiologist nor medically trained on trial procedures and norms but i have the following questions:

1. Efficacy figures:
Is it determined by looking for antibodies in the test subjects? If so how much is good enough and who sets the bar? If not...

2. Viral exposure post inoculation:
I don't believe they lock the test subjects up in a room pumped full of covid19 goodness to get the absolute efficacy figures so whatever efficacy would be highly dependant on the test cohort and their environmental exposure.

e.g. A cohort that are made up of front line workers in a hotpot/basket case like Brazil will necessarily be more prone to be exposed to the virus than say a cohort that fairly represents the population. Conversely a vaccine tested on a less exposed cohort will also more likely to get a better efficacy figure.

So is this why we're seeing lower and sometimes inconsistent figures on particular vaccines. The sinovac coronavac comes to mind. Figures in Brazil was wildly different to others in turkey and Indonesia.

... Actually i smell political meddling with the Brazil trial, similar to what b pointed out in his piece, but i digress.

3. Endpoint
Isn't the whole idea of the vaccine to avoid deaths and suffering? If so even the 'lowly' coronavac with its low efficacy was able to prevent 100% of severe cases that requires hospitalization. Of the 30 or 40% that it 'wasn't' effective for, it was just mild symptoms and did not require any intervention. Pretty good for a Chinese /3rd World vaccine that doesn't even need -70c logistics.

What I'm saying is there's a lot of cherry picking, manipulations, stacked decks and absolute bullshit because of vaccine politics. Sadly the sheeple are buying it all.

For me, because of my need to travel to both the 'free world' and the totalitarian regime that is China, i will probably need to get jabbed by 2 vaccines due to the vaccine politics that is taking shape right in front of your eyes. It pains me to think that in doing so I'll make another 2 doses unavailable to someone else.

What can you do: i do believe all the vaccines are effective and if you're otherwise healthy you should go and take the jab, whichever one (may be pass on the AZ for now). Your govt have already blown your money on it, and they don't have a long use-by date.

The world is acutely supply-limited and your support to vaccinate will ironically slow down the empire in trying to corner the vaccine market politically. Why? Because they will not be able to spin up production as quickly as RUS+CHN+other countries who are working with RUS+CHN to spin up their own production.

At the end MRNA is a mil tech and i can't see the 'free world' giving that up to anyone else until its common knowledge. So the longer it is supplied-limited, the better for the uptake of the other vaccines to put a nip on the brewing vaccine-racism where you can only travel to certain places depending on which jab you took.

Thanks for reading.

[Mar 15, 2021] I am absolutely appalled by the blinkered focus on vaccines to the detriment of therapeutic treatment.

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Kapusta , Mar 15 2021 22:07 utc | 76

I am absolutely appalled by the blinkered focus on vaccines to the detriment of therapeutic treatment. Of course, no one should be surprised by this, considering, as Putin puts it, there is now a sudden and lucrative $100 billion c19 vaccine market (what incentive!). So the entire medical world (minus a few) discovered that c19 was amenable to vaccine production and completely buried efforts to discover/develop successful treatments.

Ask anybody (in the global north) that has had c19 what they were told to do. Just about all of them will probably say that they were told to go home and self-care/quarantine until they have symptoms that are bad enough for them to be hospitalized. Doctors don't want to treat c19 because they've been told by government guidance that there is no treatment (a complete lie!). Meanwhile, those few brave doctors have actually tried to treat patients before they get worse and there have been a few discoveries (IVM is the best example) of various treatments that are highly effective.

So now we find even the least vulnerable, such as 20/30 year olds, all clamoring to get a vaccine, any supposed vaccine, when all they really need is some vit D and to take varied prophylaxis proven to work and they'd be perfectly fine. A responsible gov response would be to vaccinate the most vulnerable and treat the least vulnerable. Instead, we have mass hysteria to vaccine all human beings alive and still force 3 year olds to mask and take two tests a week, all for the sake of protecting pharma profits. Absurd.

[Mar 15, 2021] Gosh, there's so much enthusiasm for inoculation around here one almost forgets that there are many of us, even inside the industry, who don't want ANY of these injections.

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john , Mar 15 2021 21:31 utc | 68

Gosh, there's so much enthusiasm for inoculation around here one almost forgets that there are many of us, even inside the industry, who don't want ANY of these injections.

And as a kind of aside, the extreme harvesting of their blue blood is apparently wreaking havoc on the horseshoe crab community , an extremely important link in the old ecological chain.

suzan , Mar 15 2021 21:33 utc | 69

@ Jackrabbit

The Adenovirus vector vaccines are DNA vaccines. The primary difference between them (Sputnik V, Astrozenica, J & J and some more) is the type of Adenovirus vector used, for example human or chimp, how they are cultured, and the specifics of production and processing.

All of them use a segment of DNA that codes for a Covid-2 Spike protein which is genetically inserted into the adenovirus delivery system.

The mRNA vaccines use nanolipids to stabilize the mRNA segments and similarly code for Covid-2 spike protein.

The adenovirus DNA vaccines enter the cell nucleus where they begin the process transcribing DNA code to mRNA, the desired antigen trigger of the immune process. The mRNA to protein production factories are the ribosomes, housed in the (non nuclear) cytoplasm.

These DNA and mRNA vaccines all differ from traditional first-order vaccines which culture the virus being targeted, kill it so it can not reproduce, and injected it into the patient, a process called innoculation (dead virus jab which stimulates wide variety of anitbodies), vs vaccination (nucleic acid code traveling on a vector or in nano lipid packet which stimulates production of a specific antigen "spike" protein in this instance.

One problem I haven't heard any assessment about is what happens in the cell when degraded forms of genetic code, either mRNA or DNA, resulting from perhaps shoddy manufacture or sloppy handling? Would there still be biological activity? Producing what proteins?

Quality control across the process and delivery system is probably of extreme importance in ensuring vaccine safety.

[Mar 15, 2021] Can mass mRNA vaccinations to speed coronavirus mutations

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juliania , Mar 15 2021 21:44 utc | 71

I would hope others will look at the video @ 12 - lots of meat in that for a discussion and very important information from the Israeli vaccinations for the covid virus! I look forward to further consideration of the thesis. The important part is that the findings don't disagree with the efficacy of the vaccine, they simply point to a change in the virus itself being somehow linked to the vaccinations. I would like to know if this is also the case when vaccinations of the more traditional type are being used, or whether this is only true of certain ones.

And again, if this is a false correlation, I would like to know that as well. I've sent the video to my daughter who is a hospital worker.

juliania , Mar 15 2021 22:36 utc | 81

mina @ 52, thanks for your link. The headline to the article reads: "SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection." I was only able to read a line at a time, due to the set up on my computer, but it looks as though it is a more clinical study of patients being treated with remisidivir (sp? sorry) on the virus as they were being treated, and that those mutations were occurring rapidly during course of treatment. One wonders, then, is that a corroboration of the study linked @ 12 but not specifically related to any vaccine per se, and does it mean that the mutations are occurring within the hospitalization process in general (and possibly also out in the environment) as well as in conjunction with vaccine jabs, so that while some get treated, others are more likely to suffer from those mutations? Or as seems to be the claim at the video, are the virulent mutations occurring in conjunction with the vaccinations only?

The video supposes that more vaccinations may be necessary as the virus mutates and other dangerous ones come on scene. The question being can the human body suffer these annually or more often as well as, say,they have had less potent 'flu vaccinations every year? (That's assuming the 'flu jabs are harmless, but I won't go there.)

I'm not a clinical expert, but it seemed the mutations were occurring in Mina's link in a petri dish, not just out in the general atmosphere, and that those mutations seem to be less virulent, not more. Whereas in the video @ 12, the deaths had doubled in conjunction with the vaccinations.

I'm not anti vax per se. But this is a different situation from other cases. It really does need to be studied without the economic factor entering in, so that the best solution can be taken, or the world is going to be very badly off just following what powerful nations tell them to do.

[Mar 14, 2021] Study carefully the graphs of deaths in retirement homes in Ireland

Mar 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

LA_Goldbug 5 hours ago

Study carefully the graphs of deaths in retirement homes in Ireland !!!

https://twitter.com/Thorgwen/status/1370662165800230913

plus this

PHE found a 48% increase in infection risk among over 80s in the week after the first jab. The FDA found 40%. Now a study from Denmark finds 40%. Will the Government publish the data to set our minds at ease?

https://twitter.com/toadmeister/status/1370763011426770946

Vinividivinci 12 hours ago

Must watch...real science.

https://www.brighteon.com/257797f0-06fa-4596-be69-af71bb3adc21 -- [NOTE: interesting video; not junk]

[Mar 14, 2021] Several nations halt distribution of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Mar 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

In the last 24 hours, a number of national governments including Denmark, Norway, Thailand, and Iceland, announced that they will temporarily halt the use of the COVID-19 vaccine that was developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

The Danish Health Ministry stated that the suspension was a precautionary measure following dozens of reports of blood-clotting by patients who had been vaccinated. There has been at least one fatality.

As I've written many times before, I'm not anti-vaccine. But I am pro-data and pro-reason.

And it seems sensible to pause and assess the data when a brand new and comparatively untested vaccine may be linked to serious side effects.

The problem, of course, is that this story doesn't conform to the narrative that the media wants you to believe. So they're either NOT reporting on it, or they're running counter-stories to reinforce their agenda.

Newsweek already came to the rescue with an article stating unequivocally that there is "no evidence to show COVID vaccines have caused deaths or serious illnesses. . ." including blood clots.

Another article entitled "What to Know About Serious Covid Vaccine Reactions" dismissed any potential reaction, including death, by declaring "no connection to vaccines has been established."

The Associated Press wrote, "The vast majority of people being vaccinated at the moment are elderly or have got underlying diseases", and that "it would be difficult to determine whether a vaccine shot is responsible" for blood clots.

(Nevermind that you could apply that same argument to COVID deaths, i.e. the vast majority of COVID deaths are elderly or people with underlying diseases, so we should simply ignore that data when making policy decisions )

Certainly most vaccinations worldwide have shown, at least in the short term, few side effects. And it's obviously possible that the blood clot issues may not be related to the vaccine.

But it's extraordinary that the media is willing to deliberately ignore any signs or data that might undermine what they want you to believe.

[Mar 14, 2021] Professor of Government Ethics helped cover up COVID nursing home deaths - ZeroHedge

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Greed is King 14 hours ago

First, a couple of quotes from this article, with my comments following each. And then an article that ties the two together, and MUST BE READ.

"Professor of Government Ethics Played Key Role in Nursing Home Death Coverup

Last spring, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered nursing homes to admit patients who had recently been treated for Covid-19. This led to a spike in Covid deaths inside nursing homes, which are filled with elderly people in the highest risk category for serious Covid-19 cases."

The exact same thing happened in the UK, elderly and in some cases DYING elderly patients were sent back to their care home from the hospitals they were being treated in, AGAINST the wishes of the care homes and medical ethics, even though it was known they were infected with the virus, the care homes were ORDERED to take them back. So, guesss what happened ?, that`s right, THOUSANDS OF DEATHS , of both the sent back and those in the care home that then became infected. THAT WAS ALL OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED.

Several nations halt distribution of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

"The problem, of course, is that this story doesn't conform to the narrative that the media wants you to believe. So they're either NOT reporting on it, or they're running counter-stories to reinforce their agenda. Newsweek already came to the rescue with an article stating unequivocally that there is "no evidence to show COVID vaccines have caused deaths or serious illnesses. . ." including blood clots. Another article entitled "What to Know About Serious Covid Vaccine Reactions" dismissed any potential reaction, including death, by declaring "no connection to vaccines has been established."

When investigating a series of crimes, the police look for any possible connections, the common denominator that ties the crimes together and thereby highlights possible suspects.

So what`s the common denominator in ALL of these blood clot deaths ?, they ALL HAD HAD THE VACCINE !!!!. Now if that`s not a smoking gun, a starting point of investigation, WTF IS ????.

The articles bullet points.

Amazing isn`t it that Gates and his Welcome Trust keep on coming up in connection with the virus, coincidence ?. Probably not. It`s also very deeply concerning and ALARMING to find the BRITISH GOVERNMENT itself implicated !!!, VERY CONCERNING AND ALARMIN INDEED !!!.

Link to article.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/03/13/oxford-astrazeneca-eugenics-links.aspx ?

[Mar 12, 2021] Norway Investigates Whether AstraZeneca Vaccine Caused Deadly Blood Clots - ZeroHedge

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Norway Investigates Whether AstraZeneca Vaccine Caused Deadly Blood Clots BY TYLER DURDEN FRIDAY, MAR 12, 2021 - 10:34

Update (1124ET): As the first AstraZeneca shots arrive in South America via the WHO's Covax program, the international public-health agency has promised to investigate reports that the vaccine may be linked to dangerous blood clots.

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Yesterday, Europe's already struggling COVID vaccine rollout took another hit when more than half a dozen nations stopped doling out COVID vaccines created by AstraZeneca following reports that some patients who received the vaccine developed life-threatening lung clots, with at least one person having subsequently died as a result.

While health authorities in Denmark, one of the first countries to halt the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, said it was impossible to tell if there was any connection, the spate of suspicious cases is apparently enough to prompt health authorities to take a closer look. On Friday morning, Thailand became the first non-European country to halt the AstraZeneca vaccine, while several other nations, including Canada, Australia, the Philippines and South Korea, have all said they would move forward.

Bulgaria became the latest European nation to suspend the vaccine on Friday. According to Reuters , the Bulgarian government wants the EMA to send over a written statement outlining its argument about why it should allow vaccinations to go forward.

[Mar 12, 2021] Covid 19 live updates- WHO says no link between blood clots and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as more nations suspend its use -

Mar 12, 2021 | www.washingtonpost.com

The World Health Organization on Friday said there is no reason to stop using the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, as a growing number of countries in Europe and elsewhere have moved to halt its use over blood clot concerns.

Italy, Romania and Thailand joined at least eight European nations this week in suspending the injections either from specific batches or as part of a total freeze, citing the potential adverse events despite a lack of formal evidence that the shot is unsafe.

A WHO spokeswoman, Margaret Harris, said at a briefing that an advisory committee was investigating reports of individuals falling ill or dying after developing blood clots in the post-vaccination period, but that no causal link had been established.

[Mar 09, 2021] Western media should investigate deaths and serious injuries related to Pfizer vaccine

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vk , Mar 7 2021 15:58 utc | 8

Western media should investigate deaths and serious injuries related to Pfizer vaccine

Christian Daily, a Los Angeles-based media outlet, reported on Friday that according to a whistleblower, COVID-19 vaccinations from the Pfizer shots have resulted in a significant number of deaths and serious injuries in a German nursing home. The report said, "A conscientious whistleblower, who is also a caregiver at the nursing facility where the incident happened, stepped forward to expose what transpired behind the scenes of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a report says."

[...]

The coverage reported, "Seven out of 31 people living in the nursing home died after getting injected with their first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The whistleblower added that after the second dose was administered, one died and eleven more got seriously sick." Christian Daily analyzed that, "This means that out of the 31 elderly people that got vaccinated in that nursing home, 25 percent of them died shortly after while the lives of 36 percent were jeopardized."

[...]

The article also looked back to prior deaths from other European countries of elderly people after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Western companies including Pfizer. For example, 46 elderly people in a Spanish nursing home died following their vaccinations, and 16 senior citizens died after getting vaccine shots in Switzerland.

[Mar 03, 2021] Something about vaccination: four scouts who, in their quest for a good deed, helped an old lady to cross the street, and reported to their guide. All four of you were needed for that, asked an amazed guide. Well, she put up quite a strong resistance

Mar 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

Our problem is not so much bad will (and here I disagree with my esteemed colleague Mike Whitney ) but the noble and quixotic desire to save mankind from some perceived peril. P.G. Wodehouse tells us of four scouts who, in their quest for a good deed, helped an old lady to cross the street, and reported to their guide. All four of you were needed for that, asked an amazed guide. Well, she put up quite a strong resistance, they replied. Until recently, only governments played God and that was bad enough. But now every Tom, Dick and Harry with an extra billion dollars in his pocket wants to save mankind.

[Mar 01, 2021] A lot of people are beginning to understand how dysfunctional the USA government has become

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snake , Oct 4 2020 14:41 utc | 7

Very interesting week.. what I saw was a lot of people are beginning to understand how dysfunctional the USA government has become.. The oligarchs who own the International Nation State Franchising operation. .you know, the franchises that govern the local nation states are being discovered one by one, as part of the dysfunction that has been used to manipulate all of hamanity . .

Most people have begun to under the meaning of having a President that is not elected by the people and that it does not matter if the people go to the poles and vote, because their vote does not count, the electoral college appoints both President and VP.

Most people are beginning to understand their concerns are not explainable because the government is conducted in secret and the media, 92% owned by just 6 people world wide. has complete control over the information environments <=in each separate nation state. The MSM is where, until recently, most people got their information from <= so most people's information until recently has been completely shaped by the private owners of the media that controls each franchised nation state separately.

The meaning to democracy <=actually to lack of it, of a six person owned, private monopoly in media is starting to become understood by everyone, even the guy that cleans the commodes: those who must cover up their sins and those seeking to discover the sins of those seeking to hide their sins <=everyone is beginning to understand. Private control, by monopoly ownership of media, has protected the nation state franchisees from being discovered for too long. The nation state system has not only allowed, but fostered and promoted global unrest. Media is independent of top down nation state control, its an alternative way that the owners of the Franchise system enforce their intentions and control the narrative.. The USA has not been shy about acting on behalf of desperate private media to prevent out of the box disclosures about global corruption < intent clearly shown in the trial going on in Britain designed to bring Julian Assange into prosecution range. Documents Mr. Assange disclosured revealed how those who govern and those who benefit by Useing government accomplish their corruptions. Devil forbid! The Assange extradition trial reports that disclosing crimes of those in government is light years more terrible than holding up a corner grocery store.


Discussion should center not on finding a vaccine, which probably will often not work, but on finding and implementing a way to prevent corona virus of any vintage or flavor from infecting a single cell in a single person..(virus carried by mosquitoes is controlled by eradicating the mosquito)<=why not infection prevention instead of infection by vaccine? <=Because all vintages and flavors of the corona viri use essentially the same process to infect human cells <=preventing infection, which would eliminate the risk posed by the virus, seems primal to waiting for victims of infection to get sick so the vaccine can work its claimed magic. Many are working on prevention <= government will stop work on prevention, if it could find those working on prevention. Infection stopped <=would upset their feudal lords in the pharmaceutical industry and <=your great protectors at the FDA and NIH and HS would use the powers vested in their crimes by the government to stop the governed humanity from being able to protect itself by method of prevention. Government power depends on citizen dependence.

So much freedom from those who govern <=its difficult to move about.

[Feb 28, 2021] The global Pfizer jab is deadly effective.

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uncle tungsten , Mar 1 2021 3:07 utc | 55

Gilad Atzmon reports:
The global Pfizer jab is deadly effective.


... no one can deny the astonishing fact that in just 8 weeks of mass vaccination the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the Jewish State almost doubled from the number accumulated in the prior ten months...

At the time Israel vaccinated itself, it was witnessing a sharp exponential rise in morbidity and death. Palestine, literally the same land, saw its number of cases and deaths plummeting.

Bourla [Pfizer CEO] and PM Netanyahu should make an intellectual effort and explain to us how it's possible that in Gaza, an open-air prison and one of the most densely populated pieces of land on this planet, the numbers of Covid-19 cases are minimal and without a 'vaccine.'

But Palestine is not alone, as the situation in Jordan is similar. While Israel saw its Covid-19 death figures breaking through the roof, Jordan's Covid-19 deaths from mid-November onwards look like a slippery slope. [down that is]

And then there is another ghastly issue revealed in this closed experiment:

Since Israel morphed into a nation of Guinea pigs, a virus that used to prey on the elderly and those with severe health issues has now changed its nature completely. After just 2 months of a 'successful' mass vaccination campaign, 76% of new Covid-19 cases are under 39. Only 5.5% are over 60. 40% of critical patients are under 60. The country has also detected a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases amongst pregnant women, with m ore than a few in critical condition. In the last few weeks, new-born Covid-19 cases saw a large 1300% spike (from 400 cases in under two-year-olds on November 20 to 5,800 in February 2021).

The evidence collected in Israel points at a close correlation between mass vaccination, cases and deaths. This correlation points at the possibility that it is the vaccinated who actually spread the virus or even a range of mutants that are responsible for the radical shift in symptoms above.

Atzmon closes with black humor:

I am obviously not the only one who sees that something went dramatically wrong in Israel. A group of dissenting researchers who looked into the numbers involved with the current Pfizer Israeli experiment published a detailed study two week ago. "We conclude" they wrote, "that the Pfizer vaccines, for the elderly, killed during the 5-week vaccination period about 40 times more people than the disease itself would have killed, and about 260 times more people than the disease among the younger age class."

Based on the Pfizer/Israeli 'laboratory' experiment, I drew the following sarcastic conclusion: If you catch coronavirus you may die, but if you follow the Pfizer path, not only do you have a 95% chance to survive on top of the 99.98% provided by Covid-19, you may also kill some other people on the way.


The upside is that we can watch it in real time (until someone turns the lights off). Only the Pfizer jab (I hesitate to use 'vaccine') is available and mandatory in Israel. Nothing for the Palestinians as - blockaded.

[Feb 28, 2021] Danger of mRNA vaccines to elderly under spotlight after 16 deaths in Switzerland

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vk , Feb 28 2021 18:37 utc | 18

Danger of mRNA vaccines to elderly under spotlight after 16 deaths in Switzerland

Swissmedic said the average age of the deaths was 86 and most of them had pre-existing diseases, adding there was no evidence to suggest that the vaccines were the cause of death.

However:

A Chinese immunologist who requested anonymity told the Global Times that the large-scale use of mRNA vaccines carries the risk of causing abnormal immune dysfunction, allergy or even death, especially among the elderly and people with underlying diseases.

So we have a situation where a vaccine against a disease that mainly kills the elderly can't be used on the elderly. Awesome design.

Sometimes I'm in awe with grandiosity of the Western intellect.

[Feb 27, 2021] So, why not take a Big Pharma vaccine?

Feb 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bluedotterel , Feb 27 2021 9:23 utc | 39

So, why not take a Big Pharma vaccine?

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/516525-racist-big-pharma-state-experiments/

"Then you have the testing of the antibiotic Trovan in Kano, Nigeria, to assess its effectiveness against meningitis. Eleven children died in the trial – five after taking Trovan, six after taking an older antibiotic used as a comparison drug.

Others suffered blindness, deafness, and brain damage, which may or may not have been due to the trials. We'll never know, because the Big Pharma company responsible settled out of court when sued by the Nigerian government (denying us the whole truth but giving off very guilty vibes), having been accused of conducting an illegal study with no permission from the children or their parents.

The name of the company? Pfizer. And you wonder why black Africans (or any other sane person) might be wary of a vaccine with that name on it. "


Jen , Feb 27 2021 11:06 utc | 40

Bluedotterel @ 39:

There was also a tetanus shot drive in Kenya many years ago that targeted women and girls in the main: odd when you think that men and boys tend to spend more time outdoors doing things that put them at higher risk of getting puncture wounds or wounds infected with tetanus bacteria. Some people associated with the Roman Catholic Church in Kenya decided to do some investigation and discovered that the tetanus shots contained sterility agents.

steven t johnson , Feb 27 2021 15:19 utc | 45

jen@40 speaks of a "sterilizing agent" in anti-tetanus vaccines in Kenya. I did not know there was any chemical agent capable of sterilizing women with a single shot. What was this stuff?

blue dotterel@39 tells a fairly plausible horror story about Pfizer and Trovan, except for the part about how more children dead *from another antibiotic* is somehow evidence against Pfizer and Trovan.

gm , Feb 27 2021 15:53 utc | 47

@ m | Feb 27 2021 15:24 utc | 46

For starters:

HCG [Human chorionic gonadotropin] Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World

October 17, 2017 Researchgate pdf

Lots of stuff pops up when you run the search: "kenya tentanus sterilisation".

james , Feb 27 2021 17:09 utc | 54

@ jen and others - tetanus shots... aside from agreeing with @ Piotr Berman | Feb 27 2021 16:18 utc | 48, i would just like to point out it is typically the women who are planting and gardening... working with the soil increases the risk posed which the tetanus shot is supposed to lessen... i wonder if this ought to be factored into all this??

Jen , Feb 27 2021 20:25 utc | 61

Steven Johnson @ 45, M @ 46, Piotr Berman @ 48 and others:

As GM @ 47 has referenced, the agent found in the tetanus vaccines is HCG which is produced naturally by a woman's body during pregnancy. When combined with a weakened tetanus toxin and introduced into the human body, the combination induces the immunity system to react against both tetanus and HCG. The Kenyan Catholic bishops' group had the vaccines tested in 4 laboratories in Kenya and the labs found HCG in the shots.

The WHO tetanus vaccination program, begun in the 1990s, targeted women and teenage girls in Kenya as a high proportion of newborn babies die from tetanus as a result of the umbilical cord being cut with unsanitised instruments. I must admit I was not aware of this when I posted my earlier comment and did some more reading after posting. The mothers themselves are also often at the risk of contracting tetanus from giving birth, often through tears that occur naturally in the vaginal region. The custom of female genital mutilation that may still occur in parts of Africa despite govt bans in many countries adds to the tetanus risk. In addition many girls are married off at a young age.

Abby Ohlheiser wrote a November 2014 article for The Washington Post on the tetanus vaccination program in Kenya. Barflies should be able to find it on Google or other search engines.

What is the relevance of this discussion besides being an addition to Bluedotterel's mention of the RT.com article stating that people of colour were wary of COVID-19 vaccines because of past history in which they were guinea pigs for medical experiments? The relevance is that there are fears and rumours that the Pfizer/Biontech mRNA treatment for the COVID-19 virus contains instructions for cells to replicate a spike protein on the coronavirus's coat that is the same as or similar to a protein that helps the placenta attach to the uterine wall. There is concern that the treatment will induce the immunity system to react against the protein in a pregnant woman's body leading to miscarriage. Whether the effects of the treatment might be long-term or not, long after the initial inoculation, is another issue.

Piotr Berman , Feb 27 2021 21:15 utc | 63

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1618603/

The linked article seems to be about the vaccine developed in India that matches what Jen described as used in Kenya.

30-40 years ago, Indian government was interested in improved methods of birth control, and Indian labs developed and tested such vaccine. It seems like a legitimate birth control method, the described tests were on women with at least two children, presumably with proper consent, although later the issues of consent etc. were a hot political subject in India. BTW, hGC is present in men too, and in animals, anti-hGC antibodies were affecting (eliminating) male fertility as well.

On one hand, the anti-fertility vaccination described there requires three shots, and perhaps the fourth one if the achieved level of anti-hGC antibodies is too low, so if used as one-shot tetanus vaccine, it may be ineffective. On the other hand, surreptitious use of such vaccine, without the consent for their designed effect, is not ethical.

gm , Feb 27 2021 22:15 utc | 64

Speaking of 'under-the-table'/underhanded stealth vaccines...

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. [Ralph (gain of function virus researcher)] Baric Was Reviewing Moderna's and Dr. Fauci's Nih-NIAD Coronavirus Vaccine in December 2019! What's Going On?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/huge-exclusive-dr-baric-reviewing-modernas-dr-faucis-coronavirus-vaccine-december-2019-know/

On DECEMBER 12, 2019 an agreement was signed (pg 105) that Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina would receive "mRNA corona virus vaccine candidates developed and jointly-owned by NIAID and Moderna"

Dr. Lawrence Sellen Twitter Feb 26, 2021; 11:26 pm

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6935295-NIH-Moderna-Confidential-Agreements.html

Section applying to material transfer of experimental mRNA CV therapy vaccine candidate(s) to Baric labs/UNC: Pgs 105-107.

Ralph Baric's signature: 12/12/2019; pg 107.

[For those whose memory is fuzzy, 12/12/2019 was ~1.5 months *before* Wuhan Covid pandemic outbreak was publically acknowledged by US.gov/CDC/NIH/WHO or China !?]

[Feb 24, 2021] One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

gm , Feb 23 2021 17:30 utc | 230

One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination

According to new data released today, as of Feb. 12, 15,923 adverse reactions to COVID vaccines, including 929 deaths, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since Dec. 14, 2020.

VAERS is the primary mechanism in the U.S. for reporting adverse vaccine reactions. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a determination can be made as to whether the reported adverse event was directly or indirectly caused by the vaccine.

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The latest VAERS data show that 799 of the deaths were reported in the U.S., and that about one-third of those deaths occurred within 48 hours of the individual receiving the vaccination.

As is consistent with previous VAERS data reports, 192 of the reported deaths -- or 21% -- were cardiac-related. As The Defender reported earlier this month, Dr. J. Patrick Whelan, a pediatric rheumatologist, warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December that mRNA vaccines like those developed by Pfizer and Moderna could cause heart attacks and other injuries in ways not assessed in safety trials.

Of the 929 deaths reported since Dec. 14, 2020, the average age of the deceased was 77.8 and the youngest was 23. Fifty-two percent of the reported deaths were among men, 45% were women and 3% are unknown. Fifty-eight percent of the deaths were reported in people who received the Pfizer vaccine, and 41% were related to the Moderna vaccine.

States with the highest reported number of deaths were: California (71); Florida (50); Ohio (38); New York (31); Kentucky (41); Michigan (31); and Texas (31).

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[Jan 29, 2021] Coronavirus variants- What they do and how worried you should be - Ars Technica

Jan 29, 2021 | arstechnica.com

Coronavirus variants: What they do and how worried you should be The Ars guide to the coronavirus variants

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Ever since the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began jumping from human to human, it's been mutating. The molecular machinery the virus uses to read and make copies of its genetic code isn't great at proofreading; minor typos made in the copying process can go uncorrected. Each time the virus lands in a new human victim, it infects a cell and makes an army of clones, some carrying genetic errors. Those error-bearing clones then continue on, infecting more cells, more people. Each cycle, each infection offers more opportunity for errors. And, over time, those errors, those mutations, accumulate.

Some of these changes are meaningless. Some are lost in the frenetic viral manufacturing. But some become permanent fixtures, passed on from virus to virus, human to human. Maybe it happens by chance; maybe it's because the change helps the virus survive in some small way. But in aggregate, viral strains carrying one notable mutation can start carrying others. Collections of notable mutations start popping up in viral lineages, and sometimes they seem to have an edge over their relatives. That's when these distinct viruses -- these variants -- get concerning.

Scientists around the world have been closely tracking mutations and variants since the pandemic began, watching some rise and fall without much ado. But in recent months, they have become disquieted by at least three variants. These variants of concern, or VOCs, have raised critical questions -- and alarm -- over whether they can spread more easily than previous viral varieties, whether they can evade therapies and vaccines, or even whether they're deadlier.

Here, we'll run down what we know and what we don't know about these variants. With much research yet to be done, there's a lot of unanswered questions. But researchers are working quickly to address the most important unknowns. High on the list is whether the vaccines we already have will be effective against the variants. So far, it seems likely that they will be. Still, the virus is sending a clear message: with rampant transmission accelerating viral evolution, more variants will arise and we need to be prepared.

With more data becoming available by the day, we'll update this story with significant findings as they come along. Before we get to the data we have, a quick note on names: it's problematic to identify diseases or infectious agents -- in this case, virus variants -- based on where they were identified. Such geographic associations risk creating stigma and may discourage reporting, so there is an active discussion in the scientific community about how best to name the current variants. In the interim, it has become all too common to refer to these by their country of origin. We'll try to avoid that as much as possible while making clear which variants we're talking about.

B.1.1.7

Alternate names : 501Y.V1 and VOC 202012/01
Geographic association : United Kingdom
Number of countries reporting cases : 70
Increased transmissibility : Yes
Increased disease severity/mortality : A "realistic possibility"
Vaccine efficacy : Still effective

In early December 2020, researchers and officials in the UK began warning of a new variant that seemed to be spreading abnormally fast while carrying an unusually large number of mutations -- 23. The first record of the variant in the UK stretched back to two samples taken from infected people on September 20 and September 21. In a matter of weeks, the variant began making up a larger and larger proportion of total cases there. Researchers quickly suspected the variant had evolved to become more transmissible -- that is, it's able to spread more easily from person to person.

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Transmission

Data analyses since December have supported that hypothesis, but researchers are still working out exactly how much more transmissible it is compared to earlier versions. In early January, UK researchers released preliminary results from a series of models that estimated the variant tacks on an additional 0.36 to 0.68 onto SARS-CoV-2's observed reproduction number . That means, on average, people infected with B.1.1.7 will go on to infect an additional 0.36 to 0.68 people on top of how many they would have infected if they were carrying an earlier version of the virus. More recent estimates have been roughly in this range, suggesting B.1.1.7 has around a 47 percent or 56 percent increase in transmission.

B.1.1.7 has now been detected in more than 60 countries beyond the UK, including the United States, where it has been found in at least two dozen states . A modeling study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 15 estimated that it will become the predominant strain in the US in March.

Mutations

Some of the mutations B.1.1.7 carries seem to help explain the virus's newfound ability. The variant carries 23 mutations in all: 13 mutations that change the virus's protein sequences (non-synonymous), four deletions, and six synonymous mutations. Of B.1.1.7's mutations, eight occur in the virus's spike protein, the now notorious club-like protein that juts out from the virus's spherical particle. That spike is what the virus uses to latch onto and infect cells, which the protein accomplishes by binding a receptor on the outside of human cells called ACE2.

So far, we know that at least three of B.1.1.7's eight spike mutations may be relevant to the variant's boosted transmission. Chief among them is a mutation that changes one of the spike proteins' critical amino acids -- the amino acid at position 501 of spike's protein sequence. Specifically, the mutation changes the amino acid at 501 from an asparagine (N) to a tyrosine (Y), so the mutation is written as N501Y. The 501 amino acid is critical because it lies within the area of spike that directly binds to ACE2 -- called the receptor binding domain (RBD) -- and it is one of just six key contact residues in the RBD. Lab experiments have suggested that changing from an N to a Y at 501 increases spike's ability to bind ACE2, and experiments in mice linked the mutation to increased infectiousness and disease.

After N501Y, there's P681H. The mutation at position 681 -- changing the amino acid from a proline (P) to a histidine (H) -- falls near a unique furin cleavage site on SARS-CoV-2's spike protein. For SARS-CoV-2 to successfully get into a cell after binding ACE2, the spike protein needs to be cleaved into its two subunits by enzymes. The split changes spike's conformation and activates it, allowing it to fuse itself to the cell membrane and dump its contents into the now-infected cell. In animal studies , the furin cleavage site seemed to boost the virus's ability to enter cells. Researchers suspect the new mutation may boost entry further.

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The third spike mutation known to be significant is a deletion of six nucleotides in its genetic code, which leads to the loss of two amino acids at positions 69 and 70 in the spike protein. It's unclear what this deletion does for the virus exactly, but it has arisen a number of times in different lineages, suggesting it offers an advantage . For now, there is one clear consequence for researchers: the deletion messes up a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2. The test is a three-target RT-PCR test, meaning it works by detecting three snippets of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, including one in the gene that codes for spike. When this 69-70 deletion is present, the test will show up negative for the spike gene but positive for the other two SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequences. This result is referred to as " S gene dropout " and is now used to help identify infections caused by B.1.1.7. Advertisement

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These three mutations are the most notable in B.1.1.7 for now. There's scant data on the other 20, but researchers are working swiftly to assess what each might do on its own or in combination with the others.

Disease severity/mortality

When researchers first raised concerns about B.1.1.7, all of those issues related to increased transmissibility. Preliminary evidence looking at infection outcomes did not suggest that B.1.1.7 was causing more severe disease or more deaths than other virus strains. Still, some saw little comfort in this, given that any increase in the total number of infections still leads to more severe cases and deaths in absolute numbers.

The situation took a darker turn January 21, when a UK government advisory group -- NERVTAG -- found preliminary evidence that "there is a realistic possibility that infection with VOC B.1.1.7 is associated with an increased risk of death compared to infection with non-VOC viruses."

So far, some experts are not yet convinced by the preliminary evidence presented, and they're calling for much more data before any conclusions are drawn. For one thing, the full data sets behind some of the analyses done so far have not been published, and some of them relied on comparing small numbers of deaths in people infected with B.1.1.7 with larger numbers of deaths in people infected with other strains. Some experts also wonder whether the calculated increase in deaths could simply be explained by overburdened hospitals rather than a deadlier variant.

Vaccine efficacy

With increased infectiousness and the possibility of being deadlier, a critical question raised by B.1.1.7 is whether or not the current vaccines we have -- mRNA vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna -- will work against the variant. So far, the answer appears to be yes.

On January 19, researchers at Pfizer and BioNTech released a non-peer reviewed study where they pitted antibody-laden blood from 16 people given their mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2) against a pseudovirus that carried B.1.1.7's mutated spike protein. The researchers found that the vaccines' antibodies were just as good at neutralizing the pseudovirus with B.1.1.7's mutated spike protein as they were at neutralizing a pseudovirus with the spike protein from a reference SARS-CoV-2 virus.

"These data make it unlikely that the B.1.1.7 lineage will escape BNT162b2-mediated protection," the researchers concluded.

Likewise, on January 25, Moderna released its own non-peer reviewed study , which was similar in design. They tested the antibodies from eight people given their mRNA vaccine against a pseudovirus bearing B.1.1.7's mutated spike protein. Again, the antibodies neutralized the pseudovirus at levels comparable to those seen with a pseudovirus carrying a reference spike protein.

Yet another similar study , led by researchers at Columbia University and released January 26, found the same results. Antibodies from 12 people who received Moderna's vaccine and 10 people who received Pfizer's vaccine were able to neutralize a pseudovirus containing B.1.1.7's mutated spike protein, with only a modest drop in potency compared with neutralization of a pseudovirus carrying a reference spike protein.

[Jan 27, 2021] Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It's More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover

Jan 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Down South , Jan 26 2021 17:58 utc | 9

Vaccine manufacturer Merck has abandoned development of two coronavirus vaccines, saying that after extensive research it was concluded that the shots offered less protection than just contracting the virus itself and developing antibodies.

The company announced that the shots V590 and V591 were 'well tolerated' by test patients, however they generated an 'inferior' immune system response in comparison with natural infection.

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It's More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover

[Jan 22, 2021] Israel's Fauci Warns Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Only Half As Effective As Advertised

Jan 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

As we first pointed out on Wednesday, Israel - which has been leading the world in the race to vaccinate its entire (relatively small) population - is quickly learning that Pfizer's COVID-19 jabs aren't nearly as effective as the 95% efficacy rate advertised via the Phase 3 trial results released by the company and the FDA.

The chart below, first shared as part of Pfizer's Phase 3 trial data, suggested that there might be a short delay before immunity begins in patients who received the vaccne.

However, in Israel, health experts revealed yesterday that the immunity provided by the vaccine, especially during the initial weeks between the first and second dose, might be even lower than all that.

Because on Wednesday, Dr. Nachman Ash, better known to some as "Israel's Dr. Fauci", said the first batch of COVID jabs didn't increase immunity as much as they had hoped.

He told local media Army Radio that "many people have been infected between the first and second injections of the vaccine," adding that It can take 10 days or more for the immunity to kick in.

Of course, none of this is particularly unexpected. As we first reported three weeks ago , local media in Israel reported that hundreds of patients had been infected after receiving their first dose.

Israel also saw its fair share of patients with "adverse" health reactions, with one doctor even passing away shortly after receiving the first dose , as the country rushed to vaccinate its citizens with jabs that are still very much untested.

Meanwhile, in the US, Joe Biden and his administration are invoking wartime powers to secure supplies of critical raw materials needed for vaccine production, as a recent logistical slip-up ruined 21 shipments of the Moderna vaccine, forcing NYC to delay more than 20K jab appointments.


iambrambles 3 hours ago (Edited)

I must be the only one who read the Pfizer BioNTech docs.

Out of around 30,000 people, half were given vaccines and half placebos.

In the placebo population of 15,000, something like 130 got COVID

In the vaccination population of 15,000, something like 20 got COVID

The 95% is a complete and utter fabrication, made by comparing that 20 to the 130.....out of 30,000. We all know how Big PHarma cheats the system: they tailor the sample population. For example, if the placebo population was 90% >50yo/10% <50yo, and the vaccination population was 89% >50yo/11% <50yo, you would find that indeed, that 1% (150 people) could easily swing the result, when the result is:

99.3% placebo didnt get covid

99.93% vaccinated didnt get covid

Pandelis 3 hours ago

if that was true, dr. faucistein would have noticed it ...

iambrambles 2 hours ago (Edited)

Re-read the study. It was 44,000, and in total, out of 44,000, 180 got COVID (150 placebo to 30 vaccinated).

The first round of Pfizer vaccine was wholly ineffective, at 52%. They cherrypicked 94 individuals out of ths study to share the results, and after the second dose, the effectivity rate was 92%.

So in all, I dont think anyone noticed how ridiculous this vaccine is in the first place: if youre 99% likely to not even GET covid, why would you get a vaccine?

The second question is, why didnt Pfizer share results of specifically at danger groups, like those 55+ or with pre-existing conditions?

And it was 44,000 people across 152 countries....so the results are simply too prone to error to even be relevant. 44,000 and only 180 in total contracted COVID, how could you make heads or tails of the data?

[Jan 20, 2021] Those healthcare workers know their system. They're not stupid.

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jan 19 2021 14:44 utc | 149

Health workers refusing vaccine is new growing US problem

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 29 percent of those who work in a health care delivery setting said they would probably not, or definitely would not, take the vaccine, even if it were free and deemed safe by scientists.

Experts say the reasons for vaccine hesitancy among health workers are similar to concerns held by the general population, including worries about potential side effects. Some may also be taking a wait-and-see approach to find out how the vaccine affects people who take it earlier.

"I am definitely concerned that health care workers are electing to wait to get vaccinated," said Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Those healthcare workers know their system. They're not stupid.

[Jan 20, 2021] Hacked emails allegedly detail how EU drug regulator was pressured to approve Pfizer jab despite 'problems' with the vaccine

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jan 18 2021 18:07 utc | 110

Hacked emails allegedly detail how EU drug regulator was pressured to approve Pfizer jab despite 'problems' with the vaccine

vk , Jan 18 2021 18:11 utc | 111

In the article @ 109:
According to Le Monde, the hacked documents primarily detail issues that the EMA had with the Pfizer/BioNTech drug. The regulator apparently had three "major issues" with the vaccine: certain manufacturing sites used for its production had not yet been inspected, data on batches produced for commercial use were still missing, and, most importantly, available data revealed qualitative differences between the commercial batches and those used during clinical trials.

Those worries confirm my fears over those mRNA vaccines: there's an abyss that separates theory from practice, and another abyss after that that separates practice from manufacturing, in medical/biological sciences. The human body is not your average machine: it is millions of times more complex.

And those worries are purely practical. Even the theory behind the mRNA therapy/vaccine is still far from complete; the field of epigenetics is still very young, a little more than ten years old, and there's a lot to investigate.

gm , Jan 18 2021 16:46 utc | 101

Re: vk | Jan 18 2021 12:58 utc | 89

Moderna and Pfizer mRNA products UNDER US Law, are mislabeled; they do not fit the legal definition for being vaccines.

They are *experimental synthetic gene therapy/chemotherapy agents*, according to this MD/JD person:

https://www.bitchuteDOTcom/video/AuvhMTMoby41/

( Replace "DOT" with "." in link)

And Pfizer is being sued for using the patented fluorescent 'reporter gene' *mNeonGreen* in their mRNA drug process w/o being licenced.

[Jan 17, 2021] Personal social distancing alarms 'no jab, no job' show that individual freedoms at work will be the next victims of Covid

Jan 17, 2021 | www.rt.com


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Gaius_Marius 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 01:32 PM

No proof that those deaths were solely attributed to a respiratory virus. It is suspected at best.
Ellen77 Gaius_Marius 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 09:08 PM
The portuguese court ruled that When running PCR tests with 35 cycles or more – the accuracy dropped to 3%, meaning up to 97% of positive results could be false positives.
AwareAussie Gaius_Marius 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 05:09 PM
But there is proof that_death_stats have been_faked, that the_alleged virus is not as_dangerous as they promote, that_there is another_agenda behind_lockdowns, etc etc. I also suspect that this crazy_boss_story is another bigpsyop, as it would likely be an exceedingly rare event to take measures such as those mentioned. In any case I'd_quit on the_spot if any employer tried that with me.
oddthinker 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 02:14 PM
Nuremburg Code provisions of informed consent are international law. Neither government bodies and agencies, or private and public employers may coerce you into accepting the role of a long term trial subject for an experimental drug. Agency and free will is yours to refuse that drug.
AMstone oddthinker 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 11:32 PM
Unit 731 was never disbanded, just relocated.
V.B. 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 08:53 PM
the covid hoax is absolute madness, it must be stopped, it's rapidly spiraling into something worse than north korea, worse than worst sharia countries, people are losing all their freedoms, are being fined massively for noncrimes, medical experiments are done on people without their full consent, how this madness can go on for this long is beyond me, are people really that dumb? This isn't black death, it isn't even remotely close, some very old, very sick people probably died a few month earlier, yes it's bad, no it's not excuse to destroy world, kill economies, stop all other medical care - measures that will kill way more than covid-19(84) ever will Average covid victim in UK is 82.4 year old, and that's above average life expetency in UK, according to many studies anywhere between 96 and 99% of people who supposedly died of covid had co-morbidities - meaning they were seriously sick even before catching it It's absolute farce, and the biggest hoax, biggest evil joke in history. Besides they tried it before in 2009 with the swine flu, it was very much similar to this, there was also rushed vaccine that had bad side effects, massive corruption that enabled it got exposed and it faded into obscurity but people never learned.
V.B. V.B. 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 09:00 PM
You should present facts to all your mоrоn friends who still support this hoax, if they can't make a case for their support (which is not possible if you follow all facts anyway) - and they still refuse to admit they are wrong then stop talking to them, you are indirectly helping to support this hoax by being friends and supporting people who support useless and harmful covid measures like lockdowns and masks, sacrafices must be made otherways you will lose all, you are already losing all, you can't even meet thos іdіоts anymore in much of the Western world and beyond with all the curfews and ban on visits. I am already doing the very thing - I presented clear facts, clear logic to one of my long term half-friends and he refused to budge even one inch, all his arguments boiled down to calling me 'conspiracy theorist' and refusing to even admit possibility that goverments might have gone rogue or fallen for the hoax themselves. However during the discussion I uncovered that he is a secret leftist, he never talked about his political views, but this discussion forced out certain facts that revealed that he has leftist poltical views despite being reasonably wealthy bussinessman, and you would think it's the proletariat that support socialism...
SavantMan 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 04:59 PM
We need to instill fear in the people who make these decisions. I think the time has come for there to be actual repercussions for these pieces of you know what.
AwareAussie SavantMan 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 05:22 PM
The solution is both peaceful and lawful. Revert back to common law (the highest laws of the lands edit: dating back to the Magna Carta), convene common law courts and juries, and hold those traitors and criminals accountable. This is what happened in the last American civil war, but it is well hidden. It is coming back now very fast. Research it and get on board right now.
HappyBag 2 days ago 14 Jan, 2021 08:08 PM
I read that about the plumbing firm, well that's easily resolved, the plumbers can go self employed. I would certainly never work for an employer that dictated my health or demanded my records. Then the public can then make their own choice on who does their work - a barmy boss who dictates mandatory vaccinations (what next, no smokers and nobody who has the odd beer?), or a normal person?

[Jan 14, 2021] 19% or 95%? US expert challenges Pfizer vaccine's efficacy, triggers debates in China

Jan 14, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jan 14 2021 15:39 utc | 9

19% or 95%? US expert challenges Pfizer vaccine's efficacy, triggers debates in China

[Jan 10, 2021] One possible trap is that the French Government have signed one of the secret "accords" that give big Pharma the "right" (ability) to sue the French or other Governments if for any reason they do not make the profit they "expected or wanted" to make.

Jan 10, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Stonebird , Jan 10 2021 17:23 utc | 17

First, the funniest comment I have seen for a long while (Elijah Magnier)

https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1347926280864473088/photo/1

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Two things I would like information or opinion on are as follows;

In France, those that are about be vaccinated by Pfizer must sign a legal form that is 56 pages long (not a joke ! - Including by seniors with pre or declared-alzheimers), which, I presume, covers all possible forms of immunity for Pfizer, and unwanted side effects, expected or not. BUT does this "form" have hidden traps? One possible trap is that the French Government have signed one of the secret "accords" that give big Pharma the "right" (ability) to sue the French or other Governments if for any reason they do not make the profit they "expected or wanted" to make.

The Governments concerned will have to make up any shortfall. even if due to popular pressures on the Gov. The "settlement" was to be overseen by an ISDN (arbitration) tribunal. Whose three members were taken from 15 US law firms specializing in Company (Corporate) law, even if one nominally was supposed to represent the Government. No input from "other interested parties" was to be allowed, and deliberations and names of "Lawyers" were also to be kept secret.

This was one part of the Trade "agreement" on services. The one which was to be kept secret for five years and those signing it to remain anonymous. Was it in fact signed? Was it in fact signed by other Governments as well. This would go a long way to explain the obsessions by some Ministers to force vaccinations against common sense. (on children etc)
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The second is more extreme; As the "vaccinated+" human body has been modified by an injection by either Pfizer or Modena, will these companies have any "rights" on the living result. (I'm thinking of Monsanto/Beyer and their attempts to Patent the living.) Normally this would be a long-shot idea, but these days I don't trust them.

[Jan 10, 2021] Miami Beach OB-Gyn doctor's death 18 days after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine under investigation

Jan 10, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

gm , Jan 10 2021 17:16 utc | 16

This is just one individual case; but the condition is so rare that it does require independent investigation about potential side effects of the vaccine. Is immune thrombocytopenia one of them ?

https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/2021/01/08/miami-beach-doctors-death-after-covid-19-vaccine-under-investigation/

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Questions remain in the death of a 56-year-old Miami Beach doctor who died Sunday, just a little over two weeks after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, our sister station WPLG-TV in Miami reported.

Gregory Michael, M.D., whose website states he was in private practice in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, received the vaccine at the hospital where he was affiliated on Dec. 18.

It is not clear, however, if the 56-year-old doctor's death is related to the shot, but an investigation is underway.

A Facebook post by Michael's wife described him as "very healthy." His website said he was an avid tournament and big game fisherman and also a rescue certified scuba diver.

His wife said that three days after getting the shot, Michael noticed severe broken blood vessels on his feet and hands, prompting him to go the emergency room.

There, he was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia *, which prevents blood from clotting. After two weeks of treatment, she writes on the Facebook post, Michael had a hemorrhagic stroke caused by the lack of platelets, which took his life in a matter of minutes, she said.

She said her husband was an advocate of the vaccine.

A spokesperson from Mount Sinai, who cited patient privacy restrictions, said in a statement:

"To the extent that we are aware of an incident involving any patient, the appropriate agencies are contacted immediately and have our full cooperation."

Florida's Department of Health confirmed that they referred the case to the Centers for Disease Control for investigation. A CDC spokesperson told Local 10 News that "they will evaluate the situation as more information becomes available and provide timely updates on what is known and any necessary actions."

* When immune system attacks/destroys platelet cells in the blood

More Here:
https://www.the-sun.com/news/2105759/dr-gregory-michael-miami-coroanvirus-vaccine-dead/

gm , Jan 10 2021 19:27 utc | 38

Re: "I have what I suppose to be a foolish question about the Pfizer vaccine, which in order to remain viable has to be kept in an extreme frozen condition until being used. The question is, what happens to the vaccine as it is brought to human body temperature, (which is, I assume, what must be done before it can be safely injected)?"

-juliania | Jan 10 2021 18:03 utc | 21

Not a foolish question at all--and not one that I have yet heard any of the Holy Annointed Vessels of Covid Science TRUTH (ie Dr. 'Gain of Function' Fauci, Bill Gates et al) give an understandable explanation for.

Speaking purely from the perspective of someone with technical background in the chemistry/medical fields and having no direct insider info about the Pfizer mRNA vaccine specifically,

the vaccine's Spike protein coding mRNA 'payload' must be packaged inside a protective "liposome" a synthetic lipid bi-layer vesicle.

The liposome protects the mRNA payload from being chewed up/destroyed while it is still in the extracellular space (blood plasma, lymph etc) by plasma nucleases before the spike mRNA is able reach and enter the body's cells where it is then replicated and translated into (antigenic [immune system recognizing/inducing]) viral spike proteins.

The RNA-liposome vesicles have a limited stability at room temperature in aqueous saline conditions, and an even shorter half-life in the blood stream at body temperature. They are most stable when keptvery cold in deep freeze <~70 degree C) with some physiologically compatible "antifreeze" (eg polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, or syrupy sugar-like mixtures) that keep liposome-disrupting ice crystals from forming during the deep freeze storage temps.

Now to address your question, my guess is the reconstitution procedure is to bring the antifreeze-stablized -70C vaccine vials to >0 degrees C, and then add physiological saline, and then inject within the protocol-defined stability-safe time range.

[Jan 09, 2021] An interview with Professor Dolores Cahill about the potentially lethal effects of mRNA vaccines:

Jan 09, 2021 | thewallwillfall.org

Gwyn , Jan 8, 2021 3:02 PM

An interview with Professor Dolores Cahill about the potentially lethal effects of mRNA vaccines:

https://thewallwillfall.org/2021/01/07/why-people-will-start-dying-a-few-months-after-the-first-mrna-vccines/

[Jan 04, 2021] What Vaccine Trials- OffGuardian

Notable quotes:
"... A risk reduction of 0.84%. Oh! A barely perceptible "efficacy." ..."
"... An analysis of available positive RT-PCR tests and mortality results led the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine estimated a very tentative COVID 19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of around 1.4%. Based upon the figures reported to the FDA by Pfizer and BioNTech, this indicates a broad population based mortality risk from COVID 19 of 1.4(0.88/100) which is 0.012%. ..."
"... If we look at the "V-Safe Active Surveillance for COVID 19 Vaccines" reported by the U.S. Center For Disease Control (CDC), early indications of the recorded "Health Impact Events" (HIE) reveal a worrying level of adverse reactions from the mRNA vaccine. The CDC define an HIE as: ..."
"... On December the 18th 112,807 people were injected with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the U.S. Of these, 3,150 were subsequently unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional . This is an HIE rate of 2.8%. ..."
"... This suggests that among the first 10 million people to receive the vaccine in the UK, around 280,000 may find themselves unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work and require medical care as a result. As it is the most vulnerable who are the first to receive this vaccine, given the tiny risk of mortality from the COVID 19 disease, it is by no means clear that this is a risk worth taking. ..."
"... The obvious problem with these vaccines, is that no reliable fit for purpose diagnostic test exists as of this moment. As far I know, no one in power is even talking about any need for an effective test. How are they able to prove that a vaccine is effective without a reliable, valid test? ..."
"... Rahm Emmanuel said "never let a crisis go to waste". Crisis do not need to be real motivate the necessary panic for a change. ..."
"... What is the evidence so far on side effects and long-term effects of Covid vaccinations? Obtained in half a year on test subjects and within a week on nursing home residents? ..."
Jan 04, 2021 | off-guardian.org

OVID 19 vaccine trials appear to have caused some confusion. Hopefully, this article might help clear things up a bit. People genuinely appear to believe that the COVID 19 vaccines have undergone clinical trials and have been proven to be both safe and effective. That belief is simply wrong.

The main point is this. If you decide to have Pfizer and BioNTech's experimental mRNA-based BNT162b2 (BNT) vaccine, or any other claimed COVID 19 vaccine for that matter, you are a test subject in a drug trial.

The mRNA in the BNT vaccine was sequenced from the 3rd iteration of the original WUHAN published Genome SARS-CoV-2 (MN908947.3). However, the WHO protocols Pfizer used to produce the mRNA do not appear to identify any nucleotide sequences that are unique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. When investigator Fran Leader questioned Pfizer they confirmed:

The DNA template does not come directly from an isolated virus from an infected person.

Nor are there any completed clinical trials for these vaccines. Trials are ongoing. If you are jabbed with one, you are the guinea pig. This may be fine with you but it's not a leap of faith I or my loved ones wish to take. However, everyone is different.

On December the 8th the BBC reported a study in the Lancet and categorically stated:

The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe and effective, giving good protection, researchers have confirmed

The BBC had no justification to make this claim. The study in the Lancet did not confirm anything of the sort. The researchers wrote:

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 has an acceptable safety profile and has been found to be efficacious against symptomatic COVID-19 in this interim analysis of ongoing clinical trials.

This was an interim analysis funded by, among others, CEPI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The analysis was based upon trials which are years from completion and haven't reported anything. The researchers also stated:

There were no peer-reviewed publications available on efficacy of any severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccines

There is no clear scientific evidence establishing either the safety or efficacy of proposed COVID 19 vaccines. The BBC and other MSM reports that this evidence exists are false.

We are going to focus on Pfizer and BioNTech's BNT vaccine but all the manufacturers have essentially exploited the same trick. The regulators and governments have worked with the pharmaceutical corporations to conflate the limited data from the initial, or phase one, trials with the incomplete and ongoing data collection from the substantially larger phase two and three trials. The MSM have then falsely claimed the 1,2,3 phase trials are complete and insinuated that the untested data demonstrates vaccine efficacy and safety.

In reality, not only has the reporting of existing data been manipulated to show efficacy that isn't evident in the raw data itself, the most important and meaningful phases of the trials have barely begun, let alone been completed.

Recently the UK Financial Times reported that the UK regulators (the MHRA) are due to approve Astrazeneca/Oxfords AZD1222 [ChAdOx1] COVID 19 Vaccine. The FT revealed an anonymous statement from the UK Department of health:

The medicines regulator is reviewing the final data from the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca phase 3 clinical trials to determine whether the vaccine meets their strict standards of quality, safety and effectiveness.

Thus giving the public the impression that the trials are complete and that the regulators have strict safety standards. The 1,2,3 phase trial for AZD1222 was registered with the U.S. Centre for Disease Control as clinical trial NCT04516746 [Archived 29th December 2020]. It is incomplete and the estimated end date is February 21st 2023. The CDC state:

No Study Results Posted

Astrazeneca are years away from reporting any "final data." It is impossible for the UK Department of Health to review it, because it doesn't exist.

NCT04516746 is one of four trials of AZD1222. Another Russian arm of the AZD1222 trial was suspended after a Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reaction (SUSAR) event occurred. The SUSAR supposedly happened in the United Kingdom after a 37 year old women developed inflammation of the spinal chord. It appears the Russian Ministry of Health have yet to reinstate their arm of the Astrazeneca/Oxford trial while it has resumed in the UK and elsewhere.

Clinical Trial NCT04516746: [Archived 29.12.2020] , [Contemporary Link] WHAT VACCINE TRIALS?

On November 18th Pfizer and BioNTech announced they had concluded their phase three trial of BNT. They had demonstrated efficacy of 95% and U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) safety data milestone had been met.

The only part of this claim that was true was compliance with FDA emergency safety data milestones. They have not concluded their phase three trials. They haven't even fully completed phase one.

Under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act ) so called "unapproved" drugs are allowed on the market in emergencies . Similarly, in the UK, authorisation under Regulation 174 of the Human Medicine Regulations 2012 (as amended) permits the same.

Having also been approved in the UK, this is why the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) state:

This medicinal product does not have a UK marketing authorisation

The fact that there are no completed clinical trials for the Pfizer and BioNTech BNT vaccine also explains why the FDA State:

Additional adverse reactions, some of which may be serious, may become apparent with more widespread use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

The FDA also noted :

[There is] currently insufficient data to make conclusions about the safety of the vaccine in sub-populations such as children less than 16 years of age, pregnant and lactating individuals, and immunocompromised individuals ..[the] risk of vaccine-enhanced disease over time, potentially associated with waning immunity, remains unknown.

Yet the first people to receive this vaccine are the most vulnerable in society, many of whom are immunocompromised. The precautionary principle appears to have been abandoned. The notion that the purpose of the BNT vaccine roll out is to save life appears untenable.

The Pfizer announcement enabled politicians to pretend to cry on national television while others were really excited. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was "fantastic news," and the BBC said it was "good news" and "really encouraging." Everyone was thoroughly impressed with the 95% effective claim.

However, this was based upon relative risk reduction . That is the declared percentage difference between the vaccinated group's 8/18310 chance (0.044%) of developing COVID 19 against a 162/18319 (0.88%) chance of COVID 19 symptoms without the vaccine. As this larger group of 43,000 people have yet to be trialled, there is no basis for this claimed outcome. But it is what it is, and we can use these reported figures here.

It should be noted this only refers to an alleged reduction of COVID 19 symptoms among those who have the virus. The tested endpoints do not demonstrate that the vaccine will either reduce the spread of infection or save lives. It should also be noted that these figures suggest the threat from COVID 19 is vanishingly small.

Using Pfizer's figures, the relative risk reduction is 100(1 – (0.044/0.88)). Which is 95%. Voila!

This sounds fantastic and is a much better marketing strategy than reporting the absolute risk reduction. The absolute risk of developing COVID 19 symptoms without the vaccine is supposedly 0.88% and with the vaccine 0.044%. In absolute terms, the effectiveness of the vaccine is (0.88-0.044)%.

A risk reduction of 0.84%. Oh! A barely perceptible "efficacy."

By using the relative instead of absolute risk reduction, the mainstream media (MSM) were free to market the mRNA vaccine for Pfizer and BioNTech (and other interested parties) with impressive sounding claims . These weren't remotely truthful, not only because they relied upon statistical manipulation but because no one had a clue about BNT's safety or efficacy. To this day, there are no clinical trial results.

THE CLINICAL TRIALS THAT DON'T EXIST

An analysis of available positive RT-PCR tests and mortality results led the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine estimated a very tentative COVID 19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of around 1.4%. Based upon the figures reported to the FDA by Pfizer and BioNTech, this indicates a broad population based mortality risk from COVID 19 of 1.4(0.88/100) which is 0.012%.

Please bear this incredibly remote risk in mind as we discuss the early indication of the apparent threat to public health presented by the mRNA vaccine.

It is reasonable to work in terms of population risk because, while the chance of COVID 19 mortality seemingly increases with age, with the average age of death being 82 and a mortality distribution indistinguishable from standard mortality, the intention is to give the vaccine to everybody .

If we look at the "V-Safe Active Surveillance for COVID 19 Vaccines" reported by the U.S. Center For Disease Control (CDC), early indications of the recorded "Health Impact Events" (HIE) reveal a worrying level of adverse reactions from the mRNA vaccine. The CDC define an HIE as:

Unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional

On December the 18th 112,807 people were injected with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the U.S. Of these, 3,150 were subsequently unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional . This is an HIE rate of 2.8%.

This suggests that among the first 10 million people to receive the vaccine in the UK, around 280,000 may find themselves unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work and require medical care as a result. As it is the most vulnerable who are the first to receive this vaccine, given the tiny risk of mortality from the COVID 19 disease, it is by no means clear that this is a risk worth taking.

CDC Presentation: [Archived 19.12.2020] , [Original]

Not that any of the other vaccines seem any better. So far the CDC have noted more than 5,000 HIE's for all vaccine being trialled on the population. Clearly, the potential exists that the vaccines will contribute to more deaths than the disease they allegedly protects vulnerable people against.

The Pfizer/BioNTech trial was registered as clinical trial number NCT04368728 with the CDC. Having recently discussed what I am about to share with you with people who simply refused to believe the evidence of their own eyes, I think it is important to stress that this is the Phase 3 Clinical Trial which Pfizer claimed they had concluded in their press release. There isn't another one. This is it .

The CDC state:

When available, study results information is included in the study record under the Study Results tab .After study results information has been submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov, but before it is posted, the results tab in the study record is labeled "Results Submitted.

At the time of writing (21st December 2020) as can be seen by date of the archived ClinicalTrials.gov web-page , the Study Results tab reads "No Results Posted." That is because there are no posted or submitted results from the Pfizer BioNTech trial of the BNT162b2 vaccine:

No Study Results Posted on ClinicalTrials.gov for this Study

Mainstream media reports , giving the impression that these vaccines have been found to be effective and safe are not evidence and they are not based on science. They are based on political policy and they report dangerous pseudo-scientific babble, masquerading as science journalism.

There will of course be mindless anti-rationalists who will call this dangerous antivaxxer nonsense. All the time insisting that it is perfectly safe to give a vaccine with a questionable safety profile, for which there are no completed clinical trials, to the most vulnerable people in our society.

I am running out of patience with these people.

VACCINE SAFETY?

The start date for NCT04368728 was April 29th and the estimated trial completion date is January 27th 2023. The estimated end date of the primary or phase one of a three phase trial is June 13th 2021.

According to the " Current Primary Outcome Measures," the minimum time frame for Pfizer to assess serious adverse events (SAE's) is "6 months after last dose." This is the minimum term for assessing SAE's in phase one of the trial.

Phase one is the only part of the NCT04368728 trial to have been completed and published . It was published on the 14th October, 5 months and two weeks after the start date. Most of that period was taken up with recruitment an allocation. The minimum term for assessing SAE's has not been met during Phase One.

During Phase One, 195 participants were split into 13 groups of 15 people. In each group 12 received one of two potential mRNA vaccine candidates (either BNT162b1 or BNT162b2) and 3 a placebo.

39 people aged between 18-55 and another 39 people aged between 65-85 received the BNT vaccine, now approved for global distribution. The threat of COVID 19, though tiny overall, is statistically zero for those aged 18-55. Those with any measurable risk from COVID 19 were in the older age group.

Of the 39 older people who received 2 doses of BNT about half of them experienced "fatigue," roughly 15% had "chills" and 3 of them had a fever. The common side effects of BNT included nausea, headache (a very common BNT induced nervous system disorder) arthralgia and myalgia (very common), fatigue, chills and fever (again very common.) Other than fatigue, no one in the placebo group suffered these problems.

Safety and Immunogenicity of Two RNA-Based Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates: Figure 3, 'Participants 65 – 85 yr of age' [Archived 29.10.2020] , [Original]

The study states:

Pfizer was responsible for the trial design; for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and for the writing of the report.

Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that while Pfizer see the side effects of their vaccine as fatigue, chills and fever, the CDC refer to them as people who can't work and need medical care.

The UK Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the BNT vaccine, to be given to vulnerable British people, based upon a study of 39 older people. This study reported a pretty high adverse reaction rate. It was produced exclusively from the R&D of the vaccine manufacturer. The MHRA questioned nothing.

They "approved" BNT in the certain knowledge that there were no completed clinical trials for this vaccine. In their Public Assessment Report they state:

At the time of writing, the main clinical study is still on-going .It was concluded that BNT162b2 has been shown to be effective in the prevention of COVID-19. Furthermore, the side effects observed with use of this vaccine are considered to be similar to those seen with other vaccines. Therefore, the MHRA concluded that the benefits are greater than the risks.

This conclusion and approval not only lacks supporting evidence it is utterly at odds with what little is known about BNT. While Pfizer and BioNTech only completed trials of the vaccine on 39 relevant test subjects, the results, even from this practically inconsequential effort, suggest the risk from the vaccine is greater than the risk presented by COVID 19. By a considerable margin.

This undoubtedly explains why the MHRA ordered software from European suppliers to deal with the slew of vaccine adverse reaction they presumably anticipate. They stated:

The MHRA urgently seeks an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software tool to process the expected high volume of Covid-19 vaccine Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) .it is not possible to retrofit the MHRA's legacy systems to handle the volume of ADRs that will be generated by a Covid-19 vaccine.

From the way the manufacturers, politicians, regulators and the MSM have approached vaccine safety, it is clear that they collectively have a total disregard for the welfare of vulnerable people. We really must put aside this infantile notion that "the authorities" care about us or our loved ones. We mean nothing to them.

COVID 19 is only an appreciable risk for the most vulnerable in society. It is a risk to the infirm elderly and people with existing life threatening conditions.

If we look at the exclusion criteria for Phase One, these people were not in the cohort tested. Anyone with high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes or a high BMI were excluded from the alleged safety trial. But the vaccine is being given to the most vulnerable first.

Of the 39 older people at most risk in the phase one study, none of them had the serious comorbidities which the overwhelming majority of those who die "with" COVID 19 possess. The people actually at risk from COVID 19 nominally entered the BNT trials at phase 2 and 3. However, it appears every effort has been made to limit, if not completely remove, their number too. "Immunocompromised or individuals with known or suspected immunodeficiency," were excluded.

Immunodeficiency is caused by a wide range of health conditions . Conditions such as undernutrition, polytrauma, stress after surgery, diabetes and cancer lead to immunodeficiency. The people with the comorbidities associated with so called COVID 19 deaths were practically ruled out from the BNT vaccine trials.

NCT04368728 was designed as a 1,2,3 trial with all phases running concurrently. With regards to assessing safety Pfizer described systemic events as:

Fever, fatigue, headache, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, new or worsened muscle pain, and new or worsened joint pain as self-reported on electronic diaries.

The first 360 subjects randomised into the phase 2 and 3 trials underwent monitoring for systemic events for less than a week, following each dose:

In the first 360 participants randomized into Phase 2/3, percentage of participants reporting systemic events [ Time Frame: For 7 days after dose 1 and dose 2 ]

The same cohort of 360 test subjects were also monitored for Serious Adverse Events (SAE's) for up to 6 months in phase 2 and 3:

In the first 360 participants randomized into Phase 2/3, percentage of participants reporting serious adverse events [ Time Frame: From dose 1 through 6 months after the last dose]

Pfizer also intend to report the percentage of all test subjects who suffer SAE's:

Percentage of participants in Phase 2/3 reporting adverse events [ Time Frame: From dose 1 through 6 month after the last dose ]

But there are no reported results from either phase 2 or 3. No one has the faintest idea what the health risks of BNT are, especially for those it is supposedly designed to protect, and no one in authority gives a damn. Phase 2/3 clinical trials are now a moot point anyway.

The regulatory agencies have already approved the vaccine and health services have started injecting people with BNT. They do so after the manufacturers failed to properly test its safety on a 39 people who were in the at risk group but did not have the comorbidity that leads to claimed COVID 19 deaths.

The degree to which people have been misled into believing that these vaccines are known to be either safe or effective is almost beyond imagination.

Sadly, we don't need imagination. The evidence is clear.


Paul Nicholls , Jan 4, 2021 2:23 AM

The've been practicing this scam for a while now. Everything happening now has already had a few dry runs, perfecting all aspects of the current hoax.

James Corbett September 2012:

https://www.corbettreport.com/corbett-report-radio-226-pandemic/

Judith Nailer , Jan 4, 2021 1:12 AM

Can you clarify when you say the larger group of 43,000 people have yet to be trialled. Because I read in the following:

How Scientists Know The Approved COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe

that "Pfizer's Phase lll trial has been published in a peer–reviewed journal and included over 40,000 volunteers in 152 sites worldwide".

Kalen , Jan 4, 2021 1:11 AM

Death porn continues:

from ABC

California funeral homes run out of space as pandemic rages.

We are led to believe that mountains of corpses pile up because .. of ongoing massive COVID die out.

In order to keep up with the flood of bodies, Maldonado has rented extra 50-foot (15-meter) refrigerators for two of the four facilities she runs in LA and surrounding counties. Continental has also been delaying pickups at hospitals for a day or two while they deal with residential clients.

Pure panic. Only to be informed why we have piling up bodies in hospitals and mortuaries.

Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Funeral Directors Association, said that the whole process of burying and cremating bodies has slowed down, including embalming bodies and obtaining death certificates. During normal times, cremation might happen within a day or two; now it takes at least a week or longer.

so to summarize typical for flu season increased numbers of flu, pneumonia deaths are processed six to seven times slower than a year ago, causing obvious pile up.

Like with sex porn, COVID death porn is best left unexamined in detail not scrutinized too much, better left to porn induced sick imagination targeting consumers, otherwise reality will turn them off.

Igor , Jan 4, 2021 12:54 AM

The obvious problem with these vaccines, is that no reliable fit for purpose diagnostic test exists as of this moment. As far I know, no one in power is even talking about any need for an effective test. How are they able to prove that a vaccine is effective without a reliable, valid test?

Rahm Emmanuel said "never let a crisis go to waste". Crisis do not need to be real motivate the necessary panic for a change.

Edith , Jan 4, 2021 1:31 AM Reply to Igor

I suspect they are only testing whether the persons immune system produces some tcells etc from giving them this rubbish they cannot possible then infer one will be immune to any sort of cold, flu or pneumonia

Schmitz Katze , Jan 3, 2021 11:57 PM

Moderna admits here that what they inject with their vaccines is an "operating system."

"Our mRNA technology platform functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs" I can´t find anything what a vaccinated person is supposed to do when the operating system inside his/her body crashes -- It´s Doctor Bill´s ultimate solution to solve climate change, I suppose.

https://www.modernatx.com/mrna-technology/mrna-platform-enabling-drug-discovery-development

axisofoil , Jan 3, 2021 11:39 PM

Very clever mass detention and forced vaccination bill. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a416

Cal , Jan 4, 2021 12:19 AM Reply to axisofoil

It used to be the case that if we felt unwell we'd take time off to stay at home to recover, or that we'd go to hospital.

This new bill makes it possible for a healthy person to be tested (with a fraudulently used PCR test) to prove positive, followed by forced incarceration in a detention centre as if a common or garden prisoner.

Imprisonment without trial for no crime in the land of the free.

I have the feeling the rich will not be targeted, only the poor. If this was happening in North Korea people would be horrified. Any politician enabling this act is enabling fascism and tyranny.

JoeC , Jan 4, 2021 12:37 AM Reply to Cal

It's so obvious what this asymptomatic bullshit is all about.

Judith , Jan 4, 2021 12:44 AM Reply to Cal

Call me clueless, but this doesn't have a chance of actually passing does it?? Will they put everyone on trains at Grand Central and ship you off? For your own good?

livingsb , Jan 3, 2021 11:00 PM Reply to livingsb

taking a shit on the floor and pissing on the curtains, then tearing off the roof .

October , Jan 3, 2021 10:27 PM

Wow. Britain is going to mix vaccines according to this . In France meanwhile, after getting off to a very slow start, they're thinking of appointing an advisory committee of randomly selected citizens (?) to define their immunisation strategy. Said committee will submit its report in the summer .

moneycircus , Jan 3, 2021 11:12 PM Reply to October

I call them Britain's Scient-icians. They make it up as they go along. From the NYT article "There are no data on this idea whatsoever," said John Moore, a vaccine expert at Cornell University. Officials in Britain "seem to have abandoned science completely now and are just trying to guess their way out of a mess."

Kalen , Jan 3, 2021 9:59 PM

As author pointed out no SC2 viral genetic material is used in Pfizer, Moderna and AZN bioagents wrongly called vaccines .. because they do not have them available (or they do not exist). In fact even Chinese making so called traditional attenuated vaccines or Russians making adenovirus vector bioagents do not have them either. Instead of entire virus they use only spike protein only for achieving immunogenicity. But where the spike proteins come from.

ABC explained in September on AZN example.

Britain's Oxford University and AstraZeneca are making what scientists call a "viral vector" vaccine but a good analogy is the Trojan horse. The shots are made with a harmless virus – a cold virus that normally infects chimpanzees – that carries the spike protein's genetic material into the body. [infecting human cells] Two possible competitors to AZN are made with different human [common] cold viruses.

Yes. What is being tried on people by Moderna Pfizer, AZN and others are experimental bioagents that solicit antibodies that alledgedly block common cold's subclass of coronaviruses' spikes, not particularly SC2 virus spikes because they do not have them isolated.

No supposed experimental "vaccines" make any attempt to eradicate, neutralize SC2 virus itself if it exists, (if COVID exists) as so far there is no proof of either.

Those phantom pseudo-vaccines supposedly to protect us from phantom disease have nothing to do with published SC2 virus RNA or with COVID clinical disease they are bio-technological experiments with drug delivery systems aimed as harvesting human cell to production of certain proteins altering cell functions and metabolism.

In this particular case Moderna and Pfizer bioagents make regular human cells grow non human protein spikes fooling immune system into increasing antibody production, marking human cells for eradication and attacking human cells by killer TCells (Lymphocytes).

Those are human cells, not infected by active reproducible virus that are being destroyed according to the mRNA vaccine model and that is why unprecedented in comparison with other vaccines prevalence of severe disease like, incapacitating symptoms of infection with artificial bioagents themselves. Anything beyond little redness and swollen tissue around injection site not to mention loss of consciousness is cause of serious concern.

if this is the case those experimental "vaccinations" developed with no animal studies to establish safety and toxicity set up perfect conditions for cytokines shocks, pathogen priming and ADE all longer term deadly complications of coronavirus vaccinations encountered in the past coronaviruses vaccine research.

Mark R. Elsis , Jan 3, 2021 9:36 PM

Understanding What They Mean By 'Risk Reduction' Is Critical by Dr. Thomas Cowan (12:52) https://www.bitchute.com/video/yosb8WE9IvPc

Jean , Jan 3, 2021 8:56 PM

In Quebec City (Canada), the first doses of Pfizer/Biotech vaccine were for the folks and employees of an old age pensioners residence. They got their shot on Dec. 14. On Dec. 30, 66 vaccinated residents and 20 employees got COVID. Explanation from health authorities: the vaccines needs 14 days to be efficient. But positive tests were announced after 14 days. Here's the article in French: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1760058/eclosion-covid-chsld-saint-antoine-quebec-vaccin

And yesterday, I fell on this Sputnik article: 240 Israelis Test Positive for Coronavirus After Getting Vaccinated

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202101021081631205-240-israelis-test-positive-for-coronavirus-after-getting-vaccinated/

So, does that means that you have more chance to catch the virus by being vaccined against it?

Jacques , Jan 3, 2021 9:52 PM Reply to Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-0XKYAZII

This sums it up quite nicely. There are other who say essentially the same thing, perhaps from a different angle.

Money might be a secondary, short-term benefit, but money as understood today won't probably matter for very long anymore.

It's about total control solidified by technologies. Eventually, eradicating people deemed non-essential. The psychopaths probably think that they can manage with robots.

Well, if that happens, the solace for us, who fall by the wayside, will be that the world created by the TFIC will eventually atrophy, implode. These fuckers have no culture, no vital creativity. They thrive on technocratic dullness, control. They can live on what's creative spirits have created thus far, but that will only take them so far.

Paul , Jan 3, 2021 10:01 PM Reply to Guy

As other commenters have eluded too the introduction of health passports are coming, digital IDS, the Chinese social credit system.

It's a fascist global coup from the WEF, IMF, Gates, Big Tech etc.

Unfortunately too many people and even those who know something isn't right are thinking it's just hysteria or the governments don't know what they're doing.

Schmitz Katze , Jan 3, 2021 8:09 PM

What is the evidence so far on side effects and long-term effects of Covid vaccinations? Obtained in half a year on test subjects and within a week on nursing home residents?

Questions like this and common sense will be banned in the near future. Sheep will bleat ten times a day: Vaccination is good because the government is only ever concerned with our welfare and health. Apart from that, vaccinating with an untested vaccine is Kismet.

For sane people, if one follows the Pfizer/Biontech package insert, the vaccination is a dareDevil act. With some probability, the vaccinated person will only become slightly ill – even that is not certain – but he/she can still become infected and infect his/her fellow men.
What´s the big selling point about Covid vaccinations again? Something along the lines of „ to save your fellow men(sch) from infection, right?

People in Germany are inundated with magazine covers the likes of Der Stern with headlines:"Vaccination is charity" with Christmas nativity scene. This is the most malicious manipulation I have seen about experimental m RNA-based vaccinations so far. The opposite is the case. Pharmaceutical corporations use people who are vaccinated now as guinea pigs for their studies which are laid out on the two following test years.
What can be more selfish than this ice-cold profit motivation?
Have they no shame, one might ask?
As for Der Stern, this magazine has sold the big hoax with the Hitler diaries as a scoop.
It all follows.
https://shop.stern.de/de_DE/einzelhefte/einzelausgaben/stern-epaper-53-2020/1990689.html

Steve , Jan 3, 2021 7:29 PM

The background to the mRNA tech in this opinion piece is interesting

" Scientific breakthroughs like this don't come from nowhere. Messenger RNA was first discovered in the early 1960s but it wasn't until the late 1980s that scientists learned how to make it from scratch. Then a new hurdle emerged. When scientists injected mRNA into animals, it induced such a severe immune response that the animals died. It was Dr Katalin Kariko,​ working with immunologist Dr Drew Weissman,​ who figured out how to stop that severe immune response from happening. And that was crucial for mRNA vaccines to be trialled in humans."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/300195200/covid19-turning-our-bodies-into-vaccine-factories

Paul , Jan 3, 2021 4:14 PM Reply to JudyJ

As most of the vaccinated people are in care homes it would be interesting to know how many of them have subsequently tested PCR positive.

This hasn't been mentioned anywhere.

But then again the 'vaccine' doesn't protect against infection or transmission and just symptoms as we are told.

Hallelujah , Jan 3, 2021 6:29 PM Reply to Paul

Except that it causes the same symptoms as the alleged disease it has to prevent.

TFS , Jan 3, 2021 5:26 PM Reply to JudyJ

Does this help you?

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-19/05-COVID-CLARK.pdf

Check out the section on Health Impact Events.

[Dec 29, 2020] Major Covid Vaccine Glitch Emerges- Most Europeans, Including Hospital Staff, Refuse To Take It - ZeroHedge

Dec 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Major Covid Vaccine Glitch Emerges: Most Europeans, Including Hospital Staff, Refuse To Take It BY TYLER DURDEN SUNDAY, DEC 27, 2020 - 21:50

All is not going according to plan in the biggest global rollout of what is arguably the most important vaccine in a century, and it is not just growing US mistrust in the covid injection effort that was rolled out in record time: an unexpected spike in allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (and now, Moderna too ) may prove catastrophic to widespread acceptance unless scientists can figure out what is causing it after the FDA's rushed approval, and is also why as we reported yesterday , scientists are scrambling to identify the potential culprit causing the allergic reactions.

Making matters worse, Europe rolled out a huge COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday to try to rein in the coronavirus pandemic but even more Europeans than American are sceptical about the speed at which the vaccines have been tested and approved and reluctant to have the shot.

While the European Union has secured contracts drugmakers including Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, for a total of more than two billion doses and has set a goal for all adults to be inoculated next year, this is looking increasingly like a pipe dream: according to recent surveys, the local population has expressed "high levels of hesitancy" towards inoculation in countries from France to Poland, with many used to vaccines taking decades to develop, not just months.

"I don't think there's a vaccine in history that has been tested so quickly," Ireneusz Sikorski, 41, said as he stepped out of a church in central Warsaw with his two children.

"I am not saying vaccination shouldn't be taking place. But I am not going to test an unverified vaccine on my children, or on myself."

Smart: why take the risk of getting vaccinated when others will do it, resulting in the same outcome.

Surveys in Poland, where distrust in public institutions runs deep, show that fewer than 40% of people planning to get vaccinated. Worse, according to Reuters on Sunday, only half the medical staff in a Warsaw hospital where the country's first shot was administered had signed up. And if the doctors don't trust the vaccine, one can be certain that the broader population will refuse to take it.

The situation is similar in Spain, one of Europe's hardest-hit countries, where 28-year-old singer and music composer German summarizes the skepticism of a broad range of the population, and plans to wait for now.

"No one close to me has had it (COVID-19). I'm obviously not saying it doesn't exist because lots of people have died of it, but for now I wouldn't have it (the vaccine)."

A Christian Orthodox bishop in Bulgaria, where 45% of people have said they would not get a shot and 40% plan to wait to see if any negative side effects appear - meaning only 15% of the population will actually volunteer for a vaccine in the near future - is in the tiny minority when it comes to taking the vaccine.

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"Myself, I am vaccinated against everything I can be," Bishop Tihon told reporters after getting his shot, standing alongside the health minister in Sofia. He spoke about anxiety over polio before vaccination became available in the 1950s and 1960s.

To be sure, the establishment is pounding the table on why the vaccines are safe despite the record short time in development (even though not even the "scientists" can explain what is behind the spike in vaccine allergic reactions), and claiming that the new technology behind the mRNA vaccine is all one needs to know... when it is precisely this new technology that is sparking the skepticism.

"We'll look back on the advances made in 2020 and say: 'That was a moment when science really did make a leap forward'," said Jeremy Farrar, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, which is backed by the Wellcome Trust. Oxford also received $750MM from Bill Gates in June in the billionaire's quest to vaccinate the world against Covid.

Only problem: nobody in Europe seems to care about these "scientific" justifications. Independent pollster Alpha Research said its recent survey suggested that fewer than one in five Bulgarians from the first groups to be offered the vaccine - frontline medics, pharmacists, teachers and nursing home staff - planned to volunteer to get a shot.

An IPSOS survey of 15 countries published on Nov. 5 showed then that 54% of French would have a COVID vaccine if one were available. The figure was 64% in Italy and Spain, 79% in Britain and 87% in China.

Since then things have gone far worse, and a more recent IFOP poll showed that only 41% people in France would take the shot . This means that a vast majority will not .

French Healthcare workers applaud Mauricette, a 78-year-old woman, after she received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease vaccine in the country.

Not even in Sweden, where public trust in authorities is absurdly and inexplicably high, is there a universal trust in the vaccine, with at least one in three saying they won't get the shot: "If someone gave me 10 million euro, I wouldn't take it," Lisa Renberg, 32, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in a paradoxical attempt to force more to sign up - not realizing that it will only have the precisely opposite effect - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki urged Poles on Sunday to sign up for vaccination, saying the herd immunity effect depended on them. Critics have accused Warsaw's "nationalist leaders" of being too accepting of anti-vaccination attitudes in the past in an effort to garner conservative support. Well... let's check back on said attitude in 10 years and see if perhaps it was the right one.

For now, however, the more European governments pressure their populations to get immunized, the fewer the people who will actually sign up and the worse the vaccine rollout will be, that much we can be 100% sure of.

[Dec 29, 2020] US Demanding Iran's Vaccine Payments Go Through Its Banks

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Christian J. Chuba , Dec 28 2020 22:43 utc | 20

OT: but related, vaccines distributed the U.S. breathlessly announced the success of operation warp speed and claimed that 20M doses would be distributed (shots in arm) by the end of this year, now we know the number is 2M .

Does anyone know how many doses of Sputnik V have been distributed year to date?

Latest outrage US Demanding Iran's Vaccine Payments Go Through Its Banks the headline tells you what you need to know. Is there any end to our depravity?

[Dec 28, 2020] https://twitter.com/EstulinDaniel/status/1343206888020856840

Dec 28, 2020 | twitter.com

Yesterday in a especial program at private TV, it was stated by several representatives of the medical profession all very snobishly dressed, that there have not been other adverse effects so far except headhache, and joints pain..whic his not true, there have been also transverse mielitys, several anaphilactic shocks, and even deaths...

Telated, and with respect Brexit, one wonders how it is that after Brexit comes into effect, and after the EU populations are submitted to harsh restrictions of movements and meeting, especially travelling since March, several whole families of Britons managed to get into our countries carrying the new strain of the virus which is 70% more virulent...How is that UK citizens are more free than nationals, and what the Brexit serves for...

One would say that this new strain came so opportune to be blamed in case of a possible failure of the few experimented vaccines, or, if not, the population will be blamed for no vaccinating themselves enough. This way the governments wash their responsability in the previous misshandling of this pandemic,ingtroduce curtails of freedoms and rights which previously would have been impossible to do without fierce contestations in the streets, and avoid answering why they did not forced the laboratories instead into investigating on drugs that cure the Covid-19 infection, as the one administered to Trump is being investigated right now in the UK...Of course, drugs that cure an infection which anyway could dissapear in a year automathically ends profitting from vaccines.

One watch at all this data and gets the impression that he is being taken for a ride...

All of the above are legitimate questions the cintizenry are making to themselves, in lack of public comparecence of officials and heads of laboratiories implied to public and open questioning. The secrecy of all this highly controbutes to the distrust of the people. the people is being treated as herd, and never better said, illiterates who can not see further their own extende arm, and used a guinea pigs while morevoer left to pay the bill, as the ammount to be spent in these vaccines is an astronomic price which, of course, will never be taken out from the oligarchs.

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Dec 27 2020 15:55 utc | 6 Conflict of interests between major Big Pharma corporations and official drug organisms:

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Efficacy? Where is the evidence to prove it? What's behind all that "fanciful" and encouraging news? And what about the links between state vaccine regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry?Thread.

https://twitter.com/Herbert_Keg/status/1343155319187394561

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Dec 27 2020 16:12 utc | 7

That should have been in the first paragraph. There were so far less than ten severe allergic reactions,no death, with more than 1 million vaccinated. That is 1 in 100,000 cases. About the same rate that allergic reactions to penicillin are reported. Meanwhile the U.S. has seen 100 deaths per 100,000 from Covid-19.

Do you think 1 in 100,000 is acceptable? I don't think it is, at least for a vaccine that's intended (I know it won't, but it would if it could) to for more than 7 billion people, against a disease that has a mortality rate of circa 1.5%.

Notice that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, so far, have only been inoculated on VIPs or healthcare professionals. Those who had grave anaphylactic episodes did so in a secure environment, inside fully equipped hospitals, ready to be saved if needed.

Now imagine a Third World environment, where billions of people would received the vaccine and be ready to go a few minutes later.

Luckily, the Third World will mainly receive the Chinese and Russian vaccines, which cause, as far as we know, no allergic reactions. Now imagine a world where China and Russia didn't exist, a world where capitalism reigned supreme, and 7 billion had to receive the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This would make the Holocaust look like a book for children - and I mean that in the literal sense, not invoking Goodwin's Law (just make the calculations).

Penicillin is a completely different case: it was the only game in town when it came out, and the flu killed a lot more than the antibiotic did. Flu was basically a death sentence to a child before penicillin was discovered, and was a serious threat even to an adult. Besides, Penicillin is a cure, not a vaccine - completely different scenarios, as the person with a flu lives in a different risk-reward system than a person who may or may not ever get COVID-19.

Vaccines that kill one in 100,000 patients do exist (e.g. yellow fever, which is a live virus vaccine) - but they are for exotic and much deadlier diseases, so a much lower number of people are inoculated with it and the risk is well worth it. To release such an expensive and risky vaccine when there are cheaper and safer options is irresponsible on the part of the laboratories, in my opinion.

Posted by: vk | Dec 27 2020 16:25 utc | 8

Vk - 1 in 100,000 is incredibly good. Be assured that any vaccine that would potentially be effective against this virus would have at least this level of issue. That we don't know the complications rate of the Russian or Chinese vaccines does not mean that the rates are zero!

As to your argument, you don't see the benefit of vaccinating where potentially millions of people could die and the economies be completely wrecked? What the hell?

Posted by: Caliman | Dec 27 2020 17:33 utc | 17

Caliman @ 17

No allergic reactions from Sputnik V

Posted by: arby | Dec 27 2020 18:10 utc | 19

Two interesting interviews from Germany.

(1) In this interview with ZDF, Prof. Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, who is the head of the drug commission of physician in Germany, considers the development of Covid vaccines as a positive thing but finds faults with politicians, especially German health minister Spahn, for putting political pressure on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to accelerate the approval of vaccines, especially the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Prof. Ludwig also belongs to EMA management board. Most importantly, when asked whether he'd take the vaccine, his response was NO. That's because he feels that we hardly know anything about its long term adverse effects . https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/politik/corona-impfstoff-zulassung-kritik-ludwig-100.html


(2) Toxicologist Prof. Hockertz unequivocally states that for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine there exist hardly any preclinical toxicological and pharmacological data (phases 1 and 2) . He points out that even in cases of orphan drugs, the regulation allows a telescoping of the Phase 3 clinical study, but NEVER of the preclinical studies. In his words, the way Phases 1 and 2 have been skipped is criminal in nature. At the very end of the interview (which is in German), he quotes the response from Pfizer as "No data available" on his request for toxicological and pharmaceutical data from preclinical studies!!

He also notes that recently Swissmedic (national authorization and supervisory authority for drugs and medical products in Switzerland) has concluded that the Pfizer vaccine submission lacks evidence of safety, efficacy and quality! Swissmedic is independent of EMA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=iiTrttV7Q8A&feature=youtu.be

Prof. Hockertz is a past director of institute for experimental toxicology and clinical toxicology at University of Hamburg Eppendorf. And before that he was a member of the directorate of Fraunhofer Institutes for Toxicology and Environmental Medicine in Hannover.

I am not saying that the vaccine is dangerous - I have no data to support that conclusion. But there is no data to support that the vaccine is safe either.

Posted by: Nathan Mulcahy | Dec 27 2020 19:44 utc | 26

@vk

You, as usually, in your apparently well informed kinda Marxist narrative, insert always some of disinfo which makes me suspect about your real golas here.

You are stating that the Pfizer vaccine was admnistered only to a few VIPs...

Which VIPS are those? Do not be you referring to Pence? He could well have been inoculated with phisiologic solution as he is reincident, like that time when he transported empty aid boxes in the past for another photo op. Another example, please?

They are inoculating first super elders, in their last 80s and 90s in the nursing homes, mainly private, young nurses and nursing home employees working there...which points at that thosve employees probably would be fired if they do not agree on being vaccinated

They have taken the caution to not inoculate first the people between 50 and 60 which are those who most could suffer a serious adverse effect, by the possible presence of preconditions, in fact the most prejudiced by Covid-19 infection....

In fact, not even in Russia there are officials vaccinated yet, and that even with the less harmful Russian vaccine....

In the press some are displaying a huge effort naming this event a "estelar moment for humanity"...

The people, over whom all the sticks fall, have not but producing memes due the current histeria displayed on TV and MSM...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1342968855598133250

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Dec 27 2020 20:04 utc | 27

URGENT News about the Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr Vernon Coleman
20 Dec 2020

Excerpt from transcript of 3:47 min video:

I have just seen a report from `ACIP Covid-19 Vaccine Work Group at CDC' in the US. (ACIP stands for Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices.)

This is a report on anaphylaxis following m-RNA covid-19 vaccine receipt, and the report includes a table headed: 'V-Safe Active Surveillance for Covid-19 Vaccine'.

The table lists the number of registrants with a recorded first dose by December 18th as 112,807 and the number of Health Impact Events as 3,150.

Health Impact Events are defined as individuals, `unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health professional'.

That is 2.79%, and it is within days of receiving the vaccine.

If 60 million people in the UK have the vaccine we can, therefore, expect 1.67 million people to be unable to work, perform normal daily activities and to require care from a doctor or health professional.

If six billion people worldwide have the vaccine, we can expect 167 million people to be `unable to work, perform normal daily activities, require care from doctor or heath professional'.

And that is just the short-term effect of the vaccine. We obviously don't know what will happen in the months and years ahead.

ACIP COVID-19 Vaccines Work Group

Posted by: pogohere | Dec 28 2020 1:23 utc | 65

65 cont'd

The transcript of the video: Urgent News about the Covid-19 Vaccine'

from vid: URGENT News about the Covid-19 Vaccine

3:47 min

ACIP COVID-19 Vaccines Work Group

Anaphylaxis Following m-RNA COVID-19

Vaccine Receipt

Thomas Clark, MD, MPH
December 19, 2020

scroll down to Slide 6

Posted by: pogohere | Dec 28 2020 1:31 utc | 68

@65 & 68 pogohere

Thank you. I'm not sure we're seeing what we think we're seeing here.

In the CDC report, page 4 says 6 cases of anaphylaxis were discovered by 2300 hours, EST on December 18.

Page 6 cites the number of Health Impact Events as 3,150, and this at an earlier time, 1730 hours, EST on December 18.

After studying this, I conclude that they are not claiming 3,150 cases of anaphylaxis in the data tabulated from earlier that night.

I currently assume that page 6 is referring to surveillance measures taken rather than cases found - the slide is titled "V-safe Active Surveillance for COVID-19 Vaccines". So, this would mean that they had monitored those patients for anaphylaxis as of 1730 hours, but in the data finalized as of 5.5 hours later they were only reporting 6 cases.

I actually hope this is the case, although I'm not a fan of the Pfizer vaccine. If I'm wrong, and Dr. Coleman's take is correct, then the world just blew up - but I would think we'd hear more about this. Anaphylaxis is serious and mandates medical attention. This is the UK, at the very start of a rapid rollout, so I have to think that a major occurrence would spill into broad alarm that we'd hear.

The CDC report is here .

Posted by: Grieved | Dec 28 2020 3:24 utc | 76

[Dec 22, 2020] Top German virologist casts doubt on fears of new 'highly contagious' UK Covid-19 strain -- RT World News

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Top German virologist casts doubt on fears of new 'highly contagious' UK Covid-19 strain 21 Dec, 2020 18:09 Get short URL Top German virologist casts doubt on fears of new 'highly contagious' UK Covid-19 strain FILE PHOTO. © Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay 362 Follow RT on RT News of a supposedly highly infectious coronavirus strain being discovered in the UK has led to a flurry of travel bans. Now, a top German scientist says the mutation might not be as dangerous as we were led to believe.

The statement that the new strain of Covid-19 is 70 percent more contagious is nothing, but a claim made by politicians so far, Christian Drosten, the head of the virology department at the Berlin's Charite center -- one of Europe's largest university hospitals -- told the German radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.

"Suddenly, there is this figure out there, 70 percent, and no one even knows what is meant by that," he said. The virologist believes there is just not enough data to really say that the new strain is any more dangerous than the other existing ones.

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The data provided by the British scientists on the new strain is still incomplete, Drosten said, adding that even preliminary analysis results would arrive within a week. The fact that discovery of a new strain coincided with a sharp rise of new infection cases in southeast England also does not necessarily mean that the new virus is to blame, the virologist believes.

"The question is whether the virus is to blame or whether it was just a local epidemic outbreak, or the lockdown was not so strict and transmission mechanisms were in place in an area where this particular strain happened to be," he said.

It was also too early to say whether this virus actually transmits faster. To do so, one needs to "look at who infected whom and how long it took," Drosten explained, adding that "one would be surprised" if such a parameter as the virus infectiousness would significantly change all of a sudden now.

What is known so far is that a mutation present in the new strain lets it form a stronger binding with human cells. Still, according to Drosten, that does not automatically mean quicker reproduction since the virus stays with one cell for a longer period of time than it could and probably should to successfully replicate.

ALSO ON RT.COM EU countries shutting down travel to and from UK amid new highly infectious Covid-19 strain scare

The scientist also said that similar coronavirus mutations already repeatedly appeared during the pandemic only to disappear at some point. He also said that the new strain is unlikely to affect any coronavirus vaccine's effectiveness since an immune response formed through vaccination is a complex process that would hardly be affected by a minor change in the virus structure.

Still, Drosten admitted that the officials were right to be cautious and temporarily ban all travel to and from the UK now that the whole situation is still unclear. "Of course, as a politician, one has to act out of caution here," he said, adding that the current policy approaches could be "corrected" once more information is available.

The discovery of a new coronavirus strain prompted many nations to suspend all travel to and from the UK. The list of countries that joined the international quarantine of the UK includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany and Poland, as well as Russia. Some nations outside Europe, like Iran, Argentina, Chile and El Salvador also cut transportation links with the UK.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, suspended travel not just to the UK but to other nations as well. The moves came as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the new Covid-19 strain is supposedly 70 percent more contagious and announced a strict Tier 4 lockdown in part of the country, including London.

ALSO ON RT.COM Russia halts flights to UK for a week as world reacts to news of newly detected British Covid-19 mutation

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qasimodo 8 hours ago 21 Dec, 2020 05:44 PM

Certain countries try to portray this Covid as the plaque. If we remember even the WHO confirmed that the Covid is way milder than the common flu. So if we are not obliged to get a flu shot, we certainly don't need the Covid "God knows what's in it" vaccine. In the winter months, especially December every year millions of people get the flu, and in some cases its unfortunately deadly. But the authorities are trying to say that every case of the flu is Corona virus which is basically a big lie. It is something new, but way milder and in most of the cases our body can fight it off. Vaccination is being rushed, the FDA had no real solution to resolve the ifs and buts, and now out of a sudden they have approved it, and we have a deadly virus that's going to vipe our civilisation of the planet?That's a lot of disinformation and rubbish. But the big question is liability? These farmaceutical giants clearly say that in case of any trouble they won't be liable? So why would anyone want it if there's no guarantee for a human life? If someone thinks that the vaccine is going to save us, they are just delusional. Get a flu shot if you badly want to stop the panic and you will be OK. The Covid 19 vaccine in my opinion is a rushed experiment, and needs time to prove itself worthy...
Guest 11 hours ago 21 Dec, 2020 03:31 PM
It's a single amino acid change in the spike protein associated with the ACE receptor mechanism that gives the virus access to a cell. There are many such changes going on and it came via Europe and did not original in the UK. Talk about talked up, hyperboli and general incompetence. And I'm not talking about this article!

[Dec 22, 2020] B.1.1.7 mutation which has approx 70% higher transmissibility will probably soon displace the original variant of COVID-19. At least in Britain.

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Hoarsewhisperer , Dec 22 2020 2:14 utc | 32

In a press conference on Saturday, Chief Science Adviser Patrick Vallance said B.1.1.7, which first appeared in a virus isolated on 20 September, accounted for about 26% of cases in mid-November. "By the week commencing the ninth of December, these figures were much higher," he said. "So, in London, over 60% of all the cases were the new variant." Johnson added that the slew of mutations may have increased the virus' transmissibility by 70%.
...

Not being an ??-ologist, that paragraph indicates to me that a virus with greater transmissibiliy will REPLACE/DISPLACE the original Covid19 strain. Since the emerging consensus among virologists is that the B.1.1.7 variant is no more deadly than the original, then the only reason it matters is that more people will catch the mutated version than would have caught COVID19 - thus putting more pressure on an already over-stressed healthcare system.

Since it looks as though a vaccine isn't going to be a Silver Bullet for many months, if not many, many months, I find it peculiar that more effort wasn't expended on pursuing a TREATMENT to reduce the severity of COVID symptoms.

I caught CGTN News this morning and China has officially abandoned a 'promising' TREATMENT it was working on because the stats indicate that it doesn't work...

Petri Krohn , Dec 22 2020 6:59 utc | 77

I do not think the B.1.1.7 strain is any more infectious than over SARS-COV-2 strains. It prevails because UK has reached a level of herd immunity against the other strains.

It is falsely claimed that a 70% infection rate is required for herd immunity. The 70% applies to vaccines, which are distributed evenly throughout the population. For the epidemic to calm down only a very small portion of the population needs to become immune. This same population is most likely to spread the infection but also most likely to be infected. For any vaccination campaign it would be difficult to find this vector population, but the virus will find it all by itself. It now seems that this vector population is young people who frequent bars and nightclubs. A bartender in ski resorts can infect hundreds, but he is also most likely to be first infected.

[Dec 21, 2020] British medical journal The Lancet published research on Phase I and Phase II clinical trials of the vaccine, revealing no adverse effects in patients and triggering an effective immune response

Dec 21, 2020 | sputniknews.com

"British medical journal The Lancet published research on Phase I and Phase II clinical trials of the vaccine, revealing no adverse effects in patients and triggering an effective immune response. More than 50 countries have requested roughly 2.4 billion doses across India, Brazil, China, Argentina, South Korea and numerous others."

Posted by: groucho | Dec 21 2020 1:02 utc | 47

[Dec 21, 2020] CDC Launches Probe, Issues New Guidelines After Thousands Negatively Affected Following New Covid Vaccine"

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groucho , Dec 20 2020 19:50 utc | 19


CDC Launches Probe, Issues New Guidelines After Thousands Negatively Affected Following New Covid Vaccine"

As of Dec. 18, 3,150 out of 272,001 recipients reported what the agency terms "Health Impact Events" after getting vaccinated. The definition of the term is: "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional."


[Dec 20, 2020] What is questionable about the corona virus vaccines?

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norecovery , Dec 19 2020 15:53 utc | 44

Jay @ 24

"Can you clarify what you find questionable about the corona virus vaccines?"

Disclaimer: I am not an epidemiologist or medical professional. I get information from various sources especially OTHER THAN mainstream media. Some of those credible sources, such as Dr. Mike Yeadon , subsequently have been censored because they don't purvey the medical establishment's requisite narrative. This is what I have learned:

These COVID-19 vaccines can be characterized as 'experimental.' Some past vaccines have a spotty record. They typically require many years of clinical trials to determine safety and efficacy. A vaccine for Coronavirus has never been developed before, in spite of having been researched to combat previous epidemics of SARS and MERS. This one was completed in a very short time, and the handling and delivery requirements are stringent.

True efficacy and the protocol used for testing the presence of viral infection in the relatively small clinical trials are unclear. We know the rt-PCR test to identify the presence of "COVID-19 infection" has been misapplied on a large scale. The FDA approval of these vaccines is based on that test, which has been proven to show a large proportion of false positives. A Portuguese high court ruled against the legality of this test to determine infection. Effectiveness of a vaccine is probably very short term, possibly only a few weeks. It is unknown whether natural immunity in a healthy individual (the body's own defense) might be equally effective.

Potential side effects are yet to be revealed, besides the few documented cases of allergic reactions thus far. Potential long term health impacts are unknown, and due to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines' 'invasion' of the body with mRNA at the cellular level, they could be serious. Only time will tell, so one must ask, "do I want to volunteer to become a clinical test subject?"

Social controls, so-called "immunity passes" which may not even have validity, are an infringement on individual freedoms and rights and are already being used in some places. That also paves the way for future vaccination requirements against a person's will, and given the financial imperatives of the medical establishment and its collusion with oligarchs, there may exist ulterior motives that are unacceptable.

[Dec 18, 2020] The hunt for profit and power has now resulted in people being used as live test animals for a "vaccine" that is totally unnecessary.

Dec 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Norwegian , Dec 17 2020 15:52 utc | 8

@vk | Dec 17 2020 15:44 utc | 6

SECOND health worker in Alaska suffers allergic reaction after getting Pfizer Covid-19 jab

The hunt for profit and power has now resulted in people being used as live test animals for a "vaccine" that is totally unnecessary. This stuff is criminal to the extreme.

librul , Dec 17 2020 16:33 utc | 14

I just archived the following webpage at http://web.archive.org/
before the censors find it.

https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/vaccine-development-testing-and-regulation


Vaccine development is a long, complex process, often lasting 10-15 years and involving a combination of public and private involvement.
...
Exploratory Stage

This stage involves basic laboratory research and often lasts 2-4 years.
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Pre-Clinical Stage

Many candidate vaccines never progress beyond this stage because they fail to produce the desired immune response. The pre-clinical stages often lasts 1-2 years and usually involves researchers in private industry.
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Phase I Vaccine Trials
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Phase II Vaccine Trials
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Phase III Vaccine Trials
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Post-Licensure Monitoring of Vaccines
...
Vaccine development is a long, complex process, often lasting 10-15 years and involving a combination of public and private involvement.

I happen to have scheduled an appointment with my primary care doctor early in January.
This is my first meeting with this particular doctor (my previous doctor recently moved elsewhere).
I wonder how pushy this new doctor will be about my taking the vaccine right away.

My first question will be about *which* vaccine.

I just found this quote somewhere:


Indeed, NIH chief Francis Collins, MD, PhD, when asked during a press briefing last week whether people will be able to choose their vaccine, said there won't be enough doses in December for the whole country and "people who get offered one should feel quite happy about that."

Note to self: "feel quite happy about that".

Maybe there is actually something to the good doctor's advice
as how many happy corpses have you seen?

Smile, don't be a corpse.


librul , Dec 17 2020 20:47 utc | 37

@Posted by: librul | Dec 17 2020 16:33 utc | 14

I posted @14 an article. Here is a section from the article I didn't mention.

VAERS

The CDC and FDA established The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System in 1990. The goal of VAERS, according to the CDC, is "to detect possible signals of adverse events associated with vaccines." (A signal in this case is evidence of a possible adverse event that emerges in the data collected.) About 30,000 events are reported each year to VAERS. Between 10% and 15% of these reports describe serious medical events that result in hospitalization, life-threatening illness, disability, or death.

VAERS is a voluntary reporting system. Anyone, such as a parent, a health care provider, or friend of the patient, who suspects an association between a vaccination and an adverse event may report that event and information about it to VAERS. The CDC then investigates the event and tries to find out whether the adverse event was in fact caused by the vaccination.

Over 4,000 adverse reactions (hospitalization, life-threatening illness, disability, or death) to vaccines are *reported* each year.
That is in a normal year, with vaccines that have gone thru the normal vetting procedure.

I would say let's see what next year's numbers are. Except who the heck will trust their numbers?

[Dec 18, 2020] I am also hearing considerable chatter that many me