Since May, public health authorities and media outlets have started pushing a new generation of mRNA Covid booster shots, theoretically reformulated specifically against the Omicron variant.
The new jabs supposedly fix the minor fact that the original mRNA jabs have proven all-but-useless against Omicron - which, at least for now, is the only variant of Sars-Cov-2 left outside labs. (Details, details.)
As has happened so many times in the last two years, the reporting around the Omicron boosters has been weirdly monochromatic. Practically every major news outlet parrots the talking points that Pfizer and Moderna offered when they reported results from their Omicron booster clinical trials: the boosters produce a stronger “immune response” and more “Omicron-specific antibodies” than the original shot.
Pfizer and Moderna aren’t lying.
What they’re saying about the Omicron boosters is technically true. It’s also meaningless - as the companies, the public health bureaucrats, and everyone else playing this shell game well know. (Except, maybe, the reporters. Never overestimate their understanding.)
The mRNA shots work by causing cells to produce the coronavirus spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to receptors on the surface of our cells. Our immune systems then recognize the spike and make antibodies against it. Those antibodies will defeat the actual Sars-Cov-2 virus when people are exposed to it, preventing vaccinated people from being infected.
Unfortunately, the Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 has mutated so that its spike protein has a significantly different structure than the original variant of the virus. Thus the antibodies the first-generation mRNA vaccine causes us to make don’t block it very well, and the shot provides little if any protection against Omicron infection. (Why the virus has mutated in this way is one of the many questions that the vaccine fanatics would prefer no one ask, so put it aside for now.)
Pfizer and Moderna claim they have the answer to this problem - new jabs containing mRNA that will cause cells to make the Omicron spike protein, rather than the original protein. Then - theoretically - our immune systems will respond by making antibodies that will attach more strongly to the Omicron spike, providing new and stronger protection against Omicron.
Sure enough, when Pfizer and Moderna ran clinical trials comparing their Omicron mRNA boosters to boosters using the original mRNA, they found that the Omicron mRNA boosters produced higher levels of Omicron antibodies.
Only not really.
Remember, the mRNA shots are particularly ill-suited to Omicron. Numerous studies have shown that infection protection provided by the original two dose regimen falls to zero, if not below, within months.
For example, this paper in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the Pfizer shots offered 9 percent protection against Omicron after six months (a little below the 95 percent protection Pfizer reported in its pivotal clinical trial). A booster briefly raises protection, but within a couple of months it is again plunging toward zero.
For Omicron-specific boosters to make a real difference, they would have to rewrite our immune response completely.
Unfortunately, the original mRNA shots appear to dominate the immune response even after people receive an Omicron-specific booster. Even after receiving an Omicron booster, people make far fewer Omicron antibodies than they made to the wild-type spike when they received the original two doses of the vaccine.
It is unclear what the companies or anyone else can do about this problem, which is called immune imprinting or original antigenic sin and appears particularly acute with the mRNA vaccines.
Second, while the mRNA shots initially cause the body to make very high levels of antibodies to the coronavirus, those antibodies wane fast. That’s why the protection from infection that the original shot offered against the original Sars-Cov-2 cratered within a few months - before Omicron even existed.
Pfizer reported that an Omicron-specific shot with 30 micrograms of mRNA, the same amount in the original dose, caused recipients to make only about 2.2 times as many antibodies capable of destroying Omicron as the original mRNA booster did. Given how quickly antibodies wane, that result probably translates into at most a month of extra protection compared to what the original boosters offer.
In other words, the Omicron-specific boosters do nothing to fix the fundamental problems with the mRNA shots (to say nothing the risk of that we are running with repeated dosing of this potent biotechnology on a schedule much faster than anyone predicted).
No, Omicron boosters are nothing more than a slightly repackaged and updated version of the same crummy product Pfizer and Moderna have sold for 18 months. Consumer product companies do this all the time. Pharmaceutical companies aren’t supposed to, though, and if they tried, the Food and Drug Administration was supposed to stop them.
At least it used to be.
(It’s still a Kit-Kat:)
The scientists at the FDA and National Institutes of Health are not complete idiots. (Those at the Centers for Disease Control may well be.) They are well aware of the game the companies are playing here and the reality that Omicron boosters are a tiny improvement at best.
But they also know that demand for mRNA jabs has cratered and that nearly everyone is now aware that the shots do not work against Omicron. If they aren’t going to admit defeat after $100 billion and one billion-plus people injected with mRNA, they need something - anything - that will convince people to take another shot. And they don’t seem ready to admit defeat, not yet.
The booster push has already had one crucial benefit, though - it has ended the six-month plunge in the stock prices of Moderna and BioNTech.
On top of this, it's useless to attempt to chase an ever-mutating virus. In fact, trying to do so simply causes more mutations. But then, as it has been since the beginning, none of this has been about health of science, but about money and power.
Let's just have a moment of thanks as it looks like Alex is staying in his vaccine reporting lane.
Ummmmm... do NOT compare these boosters to the Dark Chocolate and Mint Kit Kat. Those things are life changing.
I don’t believe anything they say…. Why would anyone??
I know so many people that got 4 shots and continued to get virus….
Now monkey pox testing???
I refuse to drink the kool aid since 2020… I’m 68 healthy and still alive!!!
Anyone care to ask how it's possible the 1st gen of these vaccines were supposedly created over a weekend, but it takes years to develop new versions aimed at the current variant?
And yet no one has stopped to realize that we never could have developed a successful vaccine against a coronavirus in the first place- NEVER. The entire development, administration and marketing of these products was wasteful and absurd on its face.
That's how they sell this BS....but the real reason is glaring...control, depop, WEF mission...that is it.......no science, if any, is left to justify this...... NONE...... when freedom of speech is affected and I have no bodily autonomy....it's genocide....
Data brought to you by hope, Birx & Walensky
The amount of disgust toward the healthcare industry is woefully underestimated. Once there is more understanding of the uselessness of their 4th shot it will be even worse. Vaccine hesitancy as a whole is going to go up greatly in this next generation.
Doctors deserve our disgust. As do all of the school systems scaring families and pressuring to have young people boosted.
I can create a vaccine that will produce massive antibody counts for Venusian Wiffle-Pox, but if that isn't what's entering your body, it's meaningless to say "lots of antibodies means its an effective vaccine."
And this isn't even biology or medicine, it's simple logic. Which is why I know this is being done entirely cynically.
Have you noticed that we stopped going through the alphabet and now everything is a 'sub-variant' of Omi? That's because they don't want you to realize that Omi was 3489 variants ago and in a year this one isn't going to work any better than the first one did.
I am so so so ready for the aliens to hover over DC again, and zap them all gone! 👽👽👽
The criteria they're using for demonstrating efficacy(infection?) hasn't correlated with not getting infected since the beginning. How are they in parallel having both authorized "treatments" and EUAs? This is all a giant fleecing.
"It is unclear what the companies can do about this problem, which is called immune imprinting or original antigenic sin and appears particularly acute with the mRNA vaccines."
How about stopping the shots?
I think I heard someone warning over a year ago about this occurring, his name is Dr Robert Malone. You remember him, right Alex?
Great article today on the Common Sense substack about how CDC scientists and FDA are aware and are afraid to speak up.
A friend has a father in the hospital right now with covid. For two years their relationship has been strained because he felt she and her family (including his ex wife) weren't taking the virus serious enough and wouldn't get vaccinated. So everyone in her family (elderly mom included) had covid and recovered, no shots. He's fully jabbed and boosted, now in the hospital.
First, measuring antibody levels is what's known as a *surrogate endpoint*. Even the FDA (and I think the CDC also) has admitted that antibody titers will not predict how well one can fend off a particular disease (1). The only real test is to see how many vaccinated people actually get sick, and as we've seen, that's a whole bunch. Which is why the safety studies (and that is this is not unique to Covid vaccines) use surrogate endpoints rather than actual efficacy >cough statins cough<.
Related—declining antibody levels is how the immune system *works*. The body retains other immune cells that remember how to build more, which are activated upon reinfection, cranking out the pre-programmed antibody. Yet everybody is fixated on this antibody-level measurement, including those who know better. Yes, they think we're stupid.
Second, they're talking about making a bivalent vaccine, which will include the original spike protein as well as the omicron version. I have not seen a single explanation for why they insist on including the original spike protein, given the fact that it doesn't exist in the wild anymore. Considering it only took them a couple of months to come up with the first vaccines, why has it taken them so long to come up with something omicron-specific?
(1) 'Antibody Testing Is Not Currently Recommended to Assess Immunity After COVID–19 Vaccination: FDA Safety Communication' https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/antibody-testing-not-currently-recommended-assess-immunity-after-covid-19-vaccination-fda-safety
This is a really interesting article about what these shots will ultimately do to people… written by someone with advanced degrees in bio…fascinating and terrifying. I just discovered this blogger yesterday.
I didn't save the emails, but I want to thank whoever reads this Substack and steered me to Peggy Hall at The Healthy American when I needed help with an exemption for my college age son. It worked! I am forever grateful to whoever recommended her. Jeff Childers' office was also great, as well.
One aspect of these new shots that I don't understand is that they also contain the original spike. Why not make it all Omicron? Not that one should take it at all, but I just wonder what is going on there since it doesn't seem to make sense from any perspective, including pro-vaxxers.
Joe Thanos Biden.
And his despicable deplorable detestable cronies. Wipe out half or more of the population.
It is not that tough to figure out.
Thank you for letting me comment.
The new variant from India, BA 2.75, has even more mutations on the spike protein. How will an mRNA vaccine against primarily the original ancestral strain help? They are encouraging more variants.
Dr. Harvey Risch of Yale nailed it on Fox a night or two ago. The Fear Porn Crew of Fauci, Walinsky and whoever else they can drag up, according to Risch, don't know what they are talking about. The new variants of Omicron are more infectious but far less potent and dangerous. Case count goes up as deaths fall to a very low level even without consideration of co-morbidities. As Alex says, viruses virus. Almost always they mutate and get weaker with each mutation. But if you don't watch it the Fear Porn Crew will have you in triple masks and lockdowns before you know it. After all, there is an election to steal coming up!
I want my body to produce more spike every 3 months, oh yeah.
I admire Tucker Carlson but he is completely wrong when he laments the fact that this Covid debacle has eroded public confidence in the medical authorities. The disaster has exposed the incompetence of our Pharma slave medical bureaucrats for all to see and that is a pure bonus.
Mass formation psychosis will keep Pfizer in the money.
Even my thrice jabbed wife (who has also had Covid immediately after the 3rd) who also listened intently to my infectious disease specialist brother in law is saying that these boosters are stupid because by the time they are ready they won’t be prepared for whatever the current variant is at that time.
Me being unvaxxed was causing a lot of issues (especially during the peaks) for a while with her and my in-laws. But, I asked her last night if she would be getting a booster and she said not until they come out with one that covers all of the variants. I said that will probably never happen. They’ll always be chasing the last 3. She said “Exactly.”
they've made VAXX JUNKIES just like they did with the OPIODS AND THE PILLS THAT KIDS HAVE STOLEN FROM THEIR PARENTS MEDICINE CABINETS FOR 20 YEARS! The same pills that killed Anna Nicole and her son! My friend of 40 years has been taking what she affectionately calls "fat pills"( prescribed SPEED) for years and her sons come into her house and take what they want! My aunt gave them to me at 15 when I drove her to OKC for flight attendant school way back in 1978 ! I cannot believe how easily ppl share their drug addiction with the innocent in their circle. Pray for wisdom and love truth.
Paying folks to print disinfo and lies gets disinfo and lies printed.
Let's not forget: The election was stolen by democRATS and King Trump will be the POTUS again in 2024. You can start to cope already, alex!
It's a stretch to refer to the original strain as the wild type. There's nothing wild about covid-19.
First, as a Kit-Kat aficionado, I like dark-mint Kit-Kat. I like anything in a dark-mint combo.
"the original mRNA shots appear to dominate the immune response even after people receive an Omicron-specific booster. Even after receiving an Omicron booster, people make far fewer Omicron antibodies than they made to the wild-type spike when they received the original two doses of the vaccine."
This kinda sounds, like, a big deal. Am I reading this right? So is printing sorta like not being able to override the original software? If so, (insert Daffy Duck face of despair here).
The vaccine studies never proved that the vaccine created antibodies. Why, because the study was horrendously flawed. They only allowed people with a high risk of exposure to covid-19 into the study. This is the group most likely to have had covid prior to testing being available, or likely to have had an asymptomatic infection. But, the studies do not document if those participants were tested for antibodies. Then, to double down on that flaw, in study that was supposed to be blinded, they only document testing the vaccinated group for antibodies after being given the vaccine. So, they do not know who already had antibodies and, they do not know if what little antibody response found was a result of the vaccine, or just dumb luck. Lets ignore that in a blinded study they should not have known who was vaccinated and who was not, because that would mean the entire study was NOT blinded even though the study parameters say it was. And, if they would lie about the study being blinded, what other section of the study was a lie.
More hogwash trying to reignite the fake pandemic. Have these new and "improved" mRNA gene therapy injections been tested in official trials? Nope and they never will. Use at your own risk because you are on your own if your suffer debilitating or deadly consequences.
Glad you won against Twitter! I don't always agree with you but I will continue to support you for free speech.
This info from your recent Substack is crazy misleading, and the bold section is downright wrong. It's biology. Please take the time to learn the critical differences between mucosal immune system (adaptive and innate) and systemic immune system (adaptive and innate).
"The mRNA shots work by causing cells to produce the coronavirus spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to receptors on the surface of our cells. Our immune systems then recognize the spike and make antibodies against it. Those antibodies will defeat the actual Sars-Cov-2 virus when people are exposed to it, preventing vaccinated people from being infected."
Lots of good people are publishing details about the about what the immune system does in response to infection versus transfection. In short, infection occurs at the mucosal barrier igniting a slew of immune responses involving the lymph system and the gut - yes, all that crud you swallow goes to your gut where it is processed and updates your mucosal immune system to respond to infections at the mucosal barrier. A transfection not involving that barrier causes antibodies to be created in the systemic immune system which is why there can be a reduction of severe symptoms in the vascular symptoms (the post 7-8 day phase where some people worsen) - these antibodies do nothing for the lungs - thereby, the mRNA transfections by design cannot "stop infection."
Below are two sources;
An Open Letter to Parents and Pediatricians Regarding COVID Vaccination
At this point, none of this much matters. Antigenic Sin will prevent any further vaccine-like drugs from doing any good in stopping the variants that constantly are emerging. The immunogenic priming that generates antibodies that bond more quickly and strongly to the virus than natural antibodies but do not neutralize the virus have taken the natural immune system response of injected people out of play. The virus has mutated into a highly infectious form, and is now continuing to mutate into forms - BA.4 and BA.5 - that are both highly infectious and capable of infecting vital organ tissue like in the lungs. Its just a matter of time now before the injected start dying off in numbers higher than ever before as the highly infectious variants mutate into highly virulent forms.
The only hope now for those whose immune systems cannot fight the viral variants due to the immunogenic priming the injections caused is an available supply of a potent anti-viral treatment that can stop the viral infectiousness while not damaging other vital organs. That takes Molnupiravir and Paxlovid out of the picture as both have been shown to cause significant danger to heart and liver cells. Fauci had to take two rounds of Paxlovid, in violation of the package insert instructions, to receive any benefit in stopping the Covid infection he contracted.
As such, regardless of what government health agencies that have been captured by the pharma industry say, the only hope for injected people is to get themselves a course of treatment with either Hydroxy-chloroquine or Ivermectin, and take either anti-viral treatment along with Zinc, Quercetin, and Vitamins C & D.
If they wait to order these medicines until large numbers of people start dying from the coming highly infectious and virulent variants, it will be too late as there are not enough doses available to save the number of people who have been injected and will contract the deadly variants. But the likelihood of the injected acting now while supplies remain plentiful is low, because there are still so many who do not want to admit they made the wrong decision about the injections. This is an unfortunate outcome of a society in which large numbers of its members shun responsibility and refuse to admit error.
In the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic, 50 million people died before the virus was no longer able to find new hosts to infect. Half of those deaths occurred in the third and final wave, which would translate into roughly 200 million people today based on the relative population sizes. But because so many peoples' immune systems have been taken out of the Covid battle due to the mass injections of the failed Covid drugs, that death toll may be substantially higher.
This kind of catastrophe will take a severe toll on most everything we have become accustomed to in everyday life, far worse than the dislocations the two month lockdowns caused when Covid first appeared. Hospitals will be truly over-run this time, there will not be enough time, room, or personnel available to handle the corpses, and if you thought people were reacting crazy about Covid before, well just wait. Societies all over the world will be stressed like never before and few have the fortitude to manage the results.
All I can say is that if you did not take the injections, you have little to fear from Covid, but get yourself a course of Ivermectin or HCQ treatment to supplement your natural immunity so as to suffer less as you fight any viral contraction. And if you did take any injections, swallow your pride, understand that you were lied to, and look forward by getting a course of Ivermectin or HCQ treatment that likely will determine if you live or die if you contract the coming dangerous variants.
Look, perhaps we all will be lucky and by some miracle the laws of immunology and virology will not apply to Covid. Hasn't happened yet but there's always hope. Problem is hope is not a strategy especially when it comes to life and death decisions. By this time, any of the talking heads who still have not been convinced that HCQ and Ivermectin work in stopping Covid, especially when administered during the first few days of contraction, are not going to change their minds.
This is a decision you have to make on your own, its as much a matter of faith as it is one of analysis of the copious data that says these anti-virals work in curing those who've contracted Covid. Fortunately, we know that Ivermectin in particular has been used for forty years, and few side effects ever have been reported even after a billion doses have been taken around the world.
So while there's no one magic bullet that everyone's going to agree with, there is low-risk way to possibly save yourself from dying from a Covid variant that will be more deadly than all the rest. Prepare now for that possibility by getting a prescription for these anti-virals, and start using it the moment you begin suffering Covid-like symptoms. Especially if you have already had your immune system response to Covid altered by injection. Its the best and the least you can do, and if you go to the FLCCC website you can find a doctor near you who will help you in this cause.
What is the status of payments by the federal government to Pfizer and Moderna for the next round of boosters they are making? The earlier shots, now being thrown away because few people want to be injected by useless drugs which have low shelf life, were paid prior to production. The enormous financial loss is scandalous. Is the FDA repeating its mistake, not only medically but financially?
Umm.. Omicron is older than Alpha. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34888894/
Truly honest reporting, that wasn’t paid for by Pfizer, would be very clear that 1) an increase in antibody measurements does not mean an increase in immunity (everyone is leaving that unsaid), and 2) that the countries with the highest rates of boosting have the highest rates of COVID infections and deaths. Plus, and most importantly, there is never any mention of the INCREDIBLE SIDE EFFECT PROFILE of all these shots and boosters. More evidence that we have a pandemic of “pretending not to know.” May they all get monkey pox.
I have Covid now Omicron is the flavor currently in TX. 67 y/o good health, only slightly over weight. This did kick my butt to the couch, felt like flu symptoms with chills & hot waves, also plugged my sinuses in a strange way not normal to most of my colds. I have had no every at all, was dizzy when I stood up. I never had a temperature, no nausea or diarrhea. This seems to be so different in most people. My daughter & daughter in law both had this also, different states, one of them had the first 2 shots & a booster, 30’s & 40’s, we were all similar, I have had no shots. I boosted my system over last 1 1/2 yrs with D3 & the Zinc & C. I used mucinex D & DM for 5 days along with saline & gargle. With symptoms like this for most people I know I do not see a need in pushing these shots, I don’t see the risk.
i'm holding out for the monkey poxicron vaccine.
Remember when Berenson ambushed Robert Malone on Laura Ingraham’s show about Ivermectin?
Can anyone please tell me why we are saying a billion injected with mRNA. I thought more like four billion. I have no question about anything else in the article because it all makes so much sense. I fear the long term effects of the mRNA, and if only in a billion people then the fallout would be much less severe than let's say four billion. Any light on this is appreciated.
Another good one. More of this, less Twitter talk.
"Omicron" is long gone. We're on BA.5 which should have gotten a new name due to its mutations. These shots are based on BA.1.
Also, it’s well established that injected materials can only produce antibodies *in the bloodstream* - they have no effect on antibodies produced in the upper airway or nasal-pharynx. This is the area where all infections are effectively transmitted from person to person.
Not completely sure how blood-borne antibodies are supposed to prevent viral infection/replication in the mucosa anyway.
THIS. This is what I pay for. Well done.
Alex really needs to follow the Ethical Skeptic on Twitter. He would then know Omicron was the original version of Covid that was released and has been around since at least 2017-2018 time period.