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"You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations."
- Joe Biden, July 2021
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The “Covid Vaccine Laboratory”
In Israel, over 90% of the adult population have received 2 vaccine doses; 80% have received 3 doses; and over 500,000 Israelis have received 4 doses...
…and they just set the record high, globally, in new Covid cases per capita.
Israel provides an important case study in this whole vaccine affair. Actually, it’s arguably the most important case study. Why? Because Philip Dormitzer, chief scientific officer at Pfizer, said back in September 2021 that Israel is a “sort of laboratory” for the Covid vaccine.
He didn’t mean that Israelis were going to serve as human guinea pigs, of course; he was referring to using Israeli data to track vaccine efficacy amongst an entire population. Basically, the Pfizer bigwigs and our esteemed expert class believed that the results in Israel would indicate the kind of results the U.S. could expect.
After the Jewish state became the first country to perform a rapid rollout of the Pfizer vaccine, it was thenceforth “the gold standard in inoculation strategies,” with more than half of eligible citizens fully or partially vaccinated by early February 2021. The media of course had a field day promoting Israel as the exemplar in “ending the pandemic,” asserting with certainty that the vaccines were responsible for “extremely low rates of infection.”
But no. Not at all.
In fact, as you can see above, the “gold standard” — the country with the highest percentage of its population vaccinated, double vaccinated, triple vaccinated (which is what they define as “fully vaccinated” right now), even quadruple vaccinated, not to mention boosted and masked and socially distanced and just all around drinking the Fauci Kool-Aid — the whole shebang, if you will — is like exhibit A for the stunning ineffectiveness of vaccines and boosters alike in preventing the transmission of Covid-19.
I needn't remind you that this doesn't exactly match what we’ve been told for months and months now. The opposite — a central part of The Narrative™ — has been sacrosanct; vaccine efficacy, both in warding off illness and preventing transmission, has been cited as the reason why vaccine mandates are imperative, a way to encourage everyone to start “doing the right thing.”
Not entirely incidentally, Tony Fauci does indeed use data from Israel to determine his recommendations and (wrongly; always wrongly) prognosticate whenever the opportunity presents itself. According to the WSJ,
“When the White House announced its plan to recommend a booster shot for all Americans, it cited Israeli data. The World Health Organization and others criticized the plan, calling the evidence insufficient, and in what seemed like a coordinated protest, two top scientists at the Food and Drug Administration abruptly resigned.
The Biden administration recently got the supporting data it needed to justify its booster plan. But not from the CDC. Another Israeli study showed that a booster resulted in a 10-fold reduction in severe Covid illness in people over 60. The results were published mere weeks after the study’s completion, not months later as often happens in the U.S.
‘There’s no doubt,’ Anthony Fauci said of the findings in a press briefing, ‘from the dramatic data from the Israeli study that the boosts that are being now done there and contemplated here support very strongly the rationale for such an approach.’ The FDA, trying to evaluate the question of boosters, scrambled to obtain the raw data from Israel.“— The Wall Street Journal
Ah, Yes. “Doing The Right Thing.”
“For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.” — White House, 12/17/21
What we’re seeing is an explosion of transmission irrespective of protective measures taken. The University of California health system, for just one example, set a new record high in Covid hospitalizations the other day, even though California has mask requirements and vaccine mandates and passport policies and all the other stuff that MSNBC is probably waxing poetic about at this very moment.
Is it not more obvious now than ever before that the vaccine mandates being imposed all over the country (in overwhelmingly liberal locales, mind you) are irrational and legally indefensible and plain asinine? If the vaccines don’t stop the spread of the pathogen they target, what exactly is the point of enforcing mandates and requiring passports? Why are these policies still being introduced when the unvaccinated do not pose a unique transmission threat?
As the World Health Organization puts it, “if mandatory vaccination is considered necessary to interrupt transmission chains and prevent harm to others, there should be sufficient evidence that the vaccine is efficacious in preventing serious infection and/or transmission.”
But here’s the White House on why they’re demanding employers with 100 or more employees be 100% vaccinated:
“Given that vaccines are safe, free, and the most effective way for workers to be protected from COVID-19 transmission at work…” — White House Press Release
Hmm? Riddle me that, CNN and friends.
The Science™, folks.
The thing is, “Follow The Science™” has never once been about actually following science. Because what science actually says in one of hundreds of studies that have concluded the exact opposite of what the Biden administration and the Twitterati and essentially all Democrat-controlled locales still claim is more along the lines of:
“Research reveals fully vaccinated people are just as likely to pass virus on to those they share a home with.” — The Guardian
“…fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts.” — Lancet study
One preprint study found that after 30 days the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines no longer had any statistically significant positive effect against Omicron infection, and after 90 days, their effect went negative—i.e., vaccinated people were more susceptible to Omicron infection. Confirming this negative efficacy finding, data from Denmark and the Canadian province of Ontario indicate that vaccinated people have higher rates of Omicron infection than unvaccinated people.
Meantime, it has long been known that vaccinated people with breakthrough infections are highly contagious, and preliminary data from all over the world indicate that this is true of Omicron as well. As CDC Director Rochelle Walensky put it last summer, the viral load in the noses and throats of vaccinated people infected with Delta is “indistinguishable” from that of unvaccinated people, and “what [the vaccines] can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.” — The Wall Street Journal
I think we can safely conclude that, based on actual science, the increasing prevalence of these draconian measures is without justification; it constitutes an unprecedented infringement on human rights, freedom, and liberty, all of which are integral to the longevity of any democracy. Our Founding Fathers would be having apoplectic fits, to put it mildly.
And the moral and societal implications — among them the needless segregation and marginalization of fellow citizens and the creation of a biomedical surveillance state that effectively has no off ramp — are serious, and they make it increasingly likely that the future will involve similar tools of control wielded by the government under the guise of “public health and safety.”
Keep in mind that tens of thousands of people have lost jobs due to this idiocy, on top of being gleefully castigated by the same people who think they're morally superior. The Biden administration’s decision to push mandates and sanction passports has less to do with concern for public health and safety than it does with the luxury of having a scapegoat readily available. Better to pin the blame for the pandemic’s prolongation on the “unclean” than admit failure to accomplish one of your key campaign promises, especially when the vaccine issue has become so politically polarized and your public denunciations reassure your increasingly unhinged base that they hate the right people for the right reasons.
But if this discriminatory BS can’t stop the spread of the virus, and if the vaccines provide scant protection against new variants (especially when vaccine efficacy wanes after mere months), how is any of this sensible?
The vaccines are great at preventing serious illness from Covid, but a mandate isn't necessary. Vaccination is a personal decision, and those who are hesitant to get the jab have every right to be skeptical given how often our leaders and public health officials have been wrong. (And let's not even begin to mention the “noble lying.”)
In my humble opinion, skepticism is warranted; it’s the equivalent of wisdom in an era in which everyone's drowning in a sea of content and epistemic closure is becoming the norm. It's not wrong, or “dumb,” to ask questions and do your own research, regardless of what the imperious, overweening liberal media says.