Saturday, July 2, 2022

Vaccine Hysteria on the March

The article, by one Clayton Fox, is more about rhetoric than about vaccination. (via Maggie's Farm) And yet, the one bleeds over into the other. His central point is fair. From the onset public health officials, journalists, politicians and assorted celebrities touted the Covid vaccine for its ability to stop the transmission of infection. 

By all indications, this was starkly untrue. Vaccination seems to have had little impact on transmission. 

And yet, there seems to be significant evidence that the vaccine mitigates the impact of the infection. As Alex Berenson posted on Twitter one day, the vaccine is more a therapeutic than a substance that prevents anyone from contracting the virus. That means, it will help you to get well sooner, but will not prevent you from getting sick.

As you know, for that tweet Alex Berenson was banned from Twitter, forever.

So, Clayton Fox does have a point regarding rhetoric, but also about the way that authorities have been forcing people to get vaccinated, have created a new pariah class of the unvaccinated, and have ignored the potential negative side effects of the vaccine. 

Dare we add the simple fact, the basis of what was called the Great Barrington Declaration, namely that the virus is not very dangerous for the young. Its impact is felt more critically on the elderly or on those who possess comorbidities, like obesity.

Now, however, we as a nation are going to vaccinate toddlers, despite the fact that they are at minimal risk of illness, and despite the fact that no other nation in the world is doing so.

As for the way the vaccine was sold, Fox is on solid ground. Examine the evidence:

Early on we were told: “Nine out of ten [vaccinated] people won’t get sick” (Columbia University feat. Run-DMC, February 12th, 2021, no this is not a joke); “Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don`t get sick” (Dr. Rochelle Walensky, March 29th, 2021); “When people are vaccinated, they can feel safe that they are not going to get infected” (Dr. Anthony Fauci, May 17th, 2021). 

And by mid-summer, 2021, we were still being told that unequivocally, these vaccines were a resounding success worthy of uncritical support. On July 27th in Scientific American, Dr. Eric Topol wrote, “Vaccination is the closest thing to a sure thing we have in this pandemic.” Not to be outdone, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID told CBS on August 1st, that the unvaccinated were responsible for “propagating this outbreak.” 

The issue was transmission. And yet, by July, 2021, the CDC was admitting that the vaccine did not prevent transmission:

But on July 29th, 2021, the Washington Post reported a scoop that the CDC was privately acknowledging that the vaccinated could spread COVID as easily as the unvaccinated. Occasionally, they are forced to report inconvenient facts. And August 5th, CDC Director Walensky told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that, “They continue to work well for Delta, with regard to severe illness and death — they prevent it. But what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”

While there is a mountain of medical literature available demonstrating quite clearly the failure of these vaccines to prevent infection and transmission, the August 5th declaration from the CDC Director should have made clear that being vaccinated is contributing in no way to the safety of others, nor to the eradication of this virus. 

In fact, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz was even caught on tape in September of last year explaining that the use of the Israeli Green Pass wasn’t intended to make a difference epidemiologically, but because it would help convince people to get vaccinated. And even vaccine poobah Bill Gates admitted in a late 2021 interview, that, “We got vaccines to help you with your health, but they only slightly reduce the transmissions.”

So, we knew, and the authorities knew by the Fall of 2021 that the vaccines were not going to stop transmission of the virus:

So there should be no question that continuing to suggest in any way that these shots are a panacea, and that those who refused to get them were plague spreaders, should have been thoroughly trashed by Fall 2021. 

This relevant science did not prevent Joe Biden from pretending that the pandemic was a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Among political leaders, he was not alone:

Nonetheless, on September 24th President Joe Biden coined his now famous phrase “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” To our north, Prime Minister Trudeau called the unvaccinated science deniers, misogynists, and racists, and asked rhetorically whether Canadians should “tolerate” them. 

And during the first week of January 2022, while kicking the unvaccinated out of French daily life and public spaces, French President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted the measures to “piss off” his unvaccinated citizens. With world leaders speaking this way, it’s no wonder so many Blue Check™ elites took up the banner! 

And that was not all. The war against the unvaccinated proceeded apace:

Prominent media figures like Amy Siskind, Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten, and more have come out of the woodwork in recent months to share with us their enthusiasm for medical discrimination. Noted neurotic Howard Stern is all in on forced vaccination due to what must be his own debilitating fear of his mortality. Bill Kristol says the unvaccinated have “blood on their hands.” 

David Frum, heir to Maimonides, writes, “Let the hospitals quietly triage emergency care to serve the unvaccinated last.” Charles M. Blow was “furious” at the unvaccinated. CNN contributor Dr. Leana Wen suggested that the unvaccinated should not be allowed to leave their homes. The Ragin’ Cajun even wants to punch the unvaccinated in the face! 

All of the above links/stories were posted after Dr. Walensky’s unequivocal announcement that the vaccines do not prevent transmission. 

So, we knew and the authorities admitted that vaccines do not prevent transmission. We also knew that children were not likely to get very sick even if they did contract the virus. And yet, the disinformation continued to run rampant:

An examination of the New York Times reveals three articles written this year which overtly continue supporting the idea that the vaccines prevent transmission. First, on January 29th in a piece entitled, “As Covid Shots For Kids Stall, Appeals Are Aimed At Wary Parents,” the author cites “public health officials” who say that to aid in “containing” the pandemic, kids must also be vaccinated. (It is worth mentioning that the current vaccines and boosters being distributed were designed in February 2020 to provide an immune response to a version of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein circulating prior to that, not entirely similar to what is circulating now.)

As for more disinformation:

Finally, in a piece about Novak Djokovic published March 3rd, they write, “Djokovic was the only player ranked in the top 100 in Australia who had not received a Covid-19 vaccination, which experts have long said will not eradicate the virus unless most of the population receives one.” 

They do not address the question of how a vaccine which does not prevent transmission can eradicate a virus. And they won’t. As Israeli Health Minister Horowitz candidly admitted, none of this is about epidemiology. 

And even when mainstream media tacitly acknowledges the failures of the vaccines to prevent transmission, they skillfully elide the significance of this fact in order to allow them to continue to scapegoat the unvaccinated. In a dazzling display of sophistry, Time Magazine moved the Overton window in this January 12th, 2022 piece, “These Charts Show That COVID-19 Is Still A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.” 

As long as we recognize that the vaccines prevented serious illness among the elderly and those possessing comorbidities, we are well within our rights to examine the unhinged rhetoric that caused shutdowns, lockdowns and a massive mental health crisis.


Anonymous said...

The main purpose of vaccines is to prevent serious illness and death. The fact that the COVID vaccine was very effective at preventing transmission of the original strain was a bonus. As the virus has evolved in response to selective pressure, that includes immunity from vaccination and previous infection, it has undergone structural changes that make it more difficult for neutralizing antibodies, which prevent infection, to recognize the virus. The result is the virus now has a much easier time infecting people. On average the infections are now milder because the other parts of the immune response are still very good at fighting the infection. The huge wave of Omicron infections did not produce a corresponding wave of hospitalizations and deaths. Yes children are highly resistant to SARS-CoV-2 but they are not immune.

Anonymous said...

Everything they said was untrue. Now the question is what was intentionally a lie and who is responsible for the damage the government has done. While the vaccine makers have immunity I don't think the same is true for everyone who pushed this killer vaccine on Americans. I want to see perp walks and jail time for the deaths they caused. AND I hope to see civil law suits where the vaccine pushers are taken to court.

The government lied to us repeatedly and continue to lie probably because they are so deep in it now they cannot speak the truth. But the truth will come out.

Anonymous said...

The vaxxed get covid and die from covid at twice the rate of the unvaxed.

Anonymous said...

"The vaxxed get covid and die from covid at twice the rate of the unvaxed."
Citation please?

Anonymous said...

If First Amendment protections do not apply to someone yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, then they should not protect the people spewing all this hyperbole. If they knowingly deceived people (lied) about the efficacy and purpose of demanding universal vaccination, that should be viewed as evangelizing and aiding a criminal conspiracy, and not receive a pass as “free speech.” Many of these people were in positions of high authority and public trust. They should be ruthlessly prosecuted and receive the maximum sentence. They yelled “FIRE!” In a crowded country and created a mental health disaster that still has not been publicly reconciled.

Fauci should be in jail.

DeNihilist said...

Yup in my area of the world, the government adds have now changed from "protection FROM the virus", to "protection AGAINST serious illness".

Anonymous said...

I got the vax 2 & a half years ago, as did my wife, and we are doing well. It does help to live in a rural area.

Anonymous said...

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Jane Kinkel said...

The vax hasn't been available that long

Anonymous said...

"As you know, for that tweet Alex Berenson was banned from Twitter, forever." TWITTER DELEMDA EST!!!