On Wednesday morning Moderna released supposedly positive data from a trial of its Omicron-specific booster mRNA shot.
Do NOT be fooled by the company’s spin on the data - a claim credulous reporters are gladly abetting.
In reality, the trial showed that Omicron-specific boosters don’t work very well against the Omicron variant. Even after being given an booster designed against Omicron, people made far fewer neutralizing antibodies against it than they did against the original coronavirus - which of course is no longer a threat.
How could Moderna say the trial succeeded, then? Because the Omicron booster did produce somewhat more neutralizing antibodies against Omicron than the original Moderna booster did.
The problem with this comparison is that the original booster basically stops working against Omicron after a few weeks. In fact, a growing body of evidence suggests that boosted people are MORE likely to be infected with Omicron than the unvaccinated.
So the Omicron booster works marginally better against Omicron than the original booster - which very quickly doesn’t work at all.
Welcome to the new definition of mRNA shot success.
Further, mRNA-generated antibodies wane almost immediately. Thus whatever marginal increase in antibodies that the Omicron-specific shot offers is unlikely to make any real-world difference for long. At most, the shot might provide two to four weeks of extra protection.
In other words, the variant-specific booster does nothing to solve the fundamental problem with the mRNA shots - that the supra-natural levels of antibodies they produce fade almost immediately, while they hamper broader immune responses.
But the third paragraph of The New York Times article describing the trial’s results is the terrifying one:
While those results seem encouraging on their face, many experts worry that the virus is evolving so fast that it is outpacing the ability to modify vaccines — at least as long as the nation relies on human clinical trials for results.
The key words there are “relies on human clinical trials.”
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Welcome to the most cynical - and dangerous - effort yet by public health bureaucrats, vaccine companies, and the media to hide the failure of the mRNA vaccines.
Human clinical trials (note the careful use of the word human there) are the ONLY way to prove that a drug or vaccine works in, well, humans.
Sadly, we know now the mRNA vaccines do not work to stop coronavirus infection for more than a few months. And despite what the public health authorities insist, we don’t even know if they reduce severe disease or death from Covid for long after they stop working against infection.
Yes, coronavirus deaths are down in 2022 relative to Covid infections. That drop may have something to do with residual vaccine immunity, as vaccine advocates claim.
But other potential explanations are equally if not more plausible. The drop in deaths may be occurring because Omicron is less dangerous than earlier strains and Paxlovid somewhat effective when it is properly dosed. It may even be happening because after circulating for two years, Sars-Cov-2 has already picked off the most vulnerable people in the United States and Europe.
Finding a real answer to the way those variables interact would require serious, open-minded scientific research, the kind vaccine advocates at the Centers for Disease Control and elsewhere no interest in conducting. (Stop me if you’ve heard that before.)
So - faced with a vaccine that doesn’t work - what’s a vaccine advocate or company to do?
Well, they could always admit failure. (Stop laughing!)
In fact, vaccine advocates have taken tentative steps in this way with their mention of “second-generation” vaccines, coming not-so-soon to a pharmacy near you. (Do you remember anyone saying anything about these mRNA shots being “first-generation” when they rolled out in December 2020? Yeah, me neither.)
But considering that more a billion people have already been dosed, honesty is going to be tough for the public health bureaucrats - and well-nigh impossible for the companies, which have tens of billions of dollars in annual sales at stake.
Which leads to the other possibility, the one that the companies and advocates seemingly prefer - stop testing the vaccines in those annoying human clinical trials.
After all, if we don’t test the mRNA shots, we will have no clean data whether they are reducing Covid infections, much less hospitalizations or deaths. We will just have to guess using real-world data. That real-world data will be hopelessly biased in favor of the vaccines because of what is known as “healthy vaccine user bias” - the fact that people who are vaccinated tend to be more health-conscious and in better shape than those who are not.
Here’s the crucial fact: For vaccine advocates, the lack of good data will be a feature, not a bug.
Instead the vaccinators and the companies will take their best guess at the right spike protein to target. Then, instead of proving the mRNA shots actually have clinical benefit - that is, they actually reduce illness or death - they will simply show that the jabs cause people (maybe not even people, maybe just animals!) to produce antibodies.
Then they will roll them out just in time for the winter Covid season - supported by billion-dollar advertising and marketing campaigns and vacuous stories. Whether the shots actually work will not matter.
And not just for the fall and winter of 2022. This game will continue ad infinitum, unless the side effects from the shots become so overwhelming the vaccinators are forced to stop.
How do I know?
Because this is EXACTLY the strategy they have pursued with influenza vaccines - which don’t work on a population-wide basis either. (If they did, then increasing the number of annual flu shots in the United States from 20 million to 200 million in the last 40 years would have resulted in some measurable decrease in the number of flu infections and deaths - rather than coinciding with an increase).
The difference is that although flu jabs appear to be essentially useless on a population-wide basis, they are are also essentially harmless. The mRNA shots are not. At best, they cause nasty short-term side effects in many of the people who get them - side effects that are often worse than the coronavirus itself, especially for younger people.
At worst? We still cannot be sure. But many countries that aggressively pushed the shots last year and the boosters this winter are going through a wave of excess deaths right now that no one seems willing to discuss, much less explain.
Thus moving ahead with a strategy to push boosters this fall without large-scale clinical trials would be the most cynical and dangerous move from the public health authorities yet.
And that - unlike the data from the trial Moderna released today - is a very high bar to cross.
I spoke yesterday to two 'pre-pandemic' friends, both of which have been 4 times vaxxed. And both have gotten covid recently. One said when she was diagnosed they prescribed her the pfizer paxlovid, i mean then what were the 4 vaxxxxs for, for God's sake.........
The second friend said after the 4th shot she couldn't move or walk for 1 week the pain was intolerable in her limbs.........of course when the 5th is announced I am sure she will run for it.
It amazes me really how people cannot see the obvious, I honestly find it frightening.
"...the fact that people who are vaccinated tend to be more health-conscious and in better shape than those who are not." Wow, really? I would have assumed the utter opposite: Those of us who are more health-conscious (check) and in better shape (check) would NOT want to receive an unreliable, untested, potentially toxic, immune system-killing jab.
About me: I'm female, mid-50s, fit, blood type O+, meat-free diet since 1996. I work out with a trainer, am active daily almost without fail, and there is no way in Hell I would ever agree to receive the jab. Not in a million years. I'm working on 16 months of infection-acquired immunity, smartly moved to Florida in January 2021, visit C19-infested New Jersey several times per year, and remain Covid-free.
What is the end goal, besides $$$$ for Big Pharma? It is creating a new World of dependency on government/elite controlling institutions and structures. And by virtue of that, control over the populations in ALL countries. Davos + Vaccinideology = The New Totalitarianism.
If you think “vaccination” mandates won’t be coming back soon, you’re not paying attention. This is a hellbent mission.
"The difference is that although flu jabs appear to be essentially useless on a population-wide basis, they are are also essentially harmless."
Wrong. Tell that to my hubby whose immune system tanked after his one bullied-into flu jab 10 years ago.
Did anyone else notice that once Pfizer and Moderna announced they were working on Omicron-specific vaccines, we stopped going through the Greek alphabet? Everything since has been a sub-variant of Omicron. That way the new “vaccine” won’t seem outdated.
I’m not sure how some gullible folks mostly in the Covid ravaged in the west getting 3-4 ineffective “vaccines” helped make my Covid, and the Covid infections of around 1 billion other unvaccinated people, so mild, but if that’s what the Covidians are so convinced of then I thank them and welcome them to get as many dangerous jabs as they want. Just don’t expect me to be getting any.
I see zero scientific evidence that scared urban woketards in New England or on the US west coast jabbing themselves like addicts actually enabled unvaccinated South Africans, unvaccinated Indians, or even unvaccinated Americans like my family, to have mild Covid infections.
The deaths may also be dropping because the most susceptible actual humans to the disease died in earlier waves while the entire population - vaccinated and unvaccinated - have some natural exposure to it by now. It’s a now a cold like the other 4 coronavirus families where the genuinely at risk are very elderly, very frail, or very obese (like every other coronavirus), with very rare tragic outliers for the media to focus in on.
As far as the shots? My entire unvaccinated family had mild Covid. My parents, in their 70’s, were infected 15 months after getting not really vaccinated (they rejected the boosters when they noticed healthy people suddenly dropping dead). Their cases were mild too.
We’ve been done playing Covid for over a year........ I’m getting tired of the Covidians’ delusions of “safety” and “effectiveness” at this point.
The Daily Mail just put out an article today about SADS….sudden adult death syndrome happening in young people under 40…one I’ve never heard of this before (SADS) two this is scary that perfectly healthy people are dying in their sleep-cause unknown (or do we know). Increase in cardiac arrhythmias?
I still struggle to find the evidence that the vaccines do provide protection against coronavirus infection for a few months, as you say. The Pfizer extended version of the trials documents don’t show that.
The reason vaccines for mutating viruses do not work is because they just wipe out one version of the virus and then 30 more are ready to take its place. This is basic science, yet our healthcare professionals ignore it. Every year they guess what strains of influenza to put in the flu shot and every year they tell us the shot was not a great match. Again, the reason for this is because even if the match is 100% correct it may wipeout those strains of the flu, but 30 more are ready to take their place and one of those strains just becomes the dominant one that year. It is infuriating we let them get away with this crap. Maybe one day our technology will be able to vaccinate against mutating viruses, but we are not even close at this point. And who knows if we could ever overcome all the adverse side effects no matter what new technology is discovered.
...but the vaccines are completely safe and effective -- Pfizer and Moderna said so
My family worked for big pharma. I also was an investor in biotechs. My BIL was a bond broker whose job it was to bring companies to IPO status. Together all we did was read…..I came away after years realizing it was a money making scheme. Few expected to produce any drugs. It was all hype. It made a few very wealthy. The majority lost money. The burn rate…..OMG.
About 35 million people take antidepressants. Big business. Today, a lot of young people. The food industry is daily poisoning our foods with excess sugar. Heroin. They know they are making people very sick starting with kids and cereal. A daily requirement of sugar is 6 tsp. A can of coke has 9 tsp. Think about that. I live in a state with most being obese. It is directly related to sugar in the tea and soda. I am serious when I say it is an addiction and I feel terrible about this.
So we should not be surprised that most took the jab. BTW, most people by age 60 are taking 7 prescriptions. Wow. People need their drugs. So they trust the drug companies. Sad. By now everybody knows the drug companies have made a fortune on these vaccines and still those jabbed seem fine with that fact. No bashing the companies that saved us, until at some point they realize they were duped and many will die because of injuries due to vaccines.
When the drug companies said the jab and its contents will stay in the deltoid they lied. We know that did not happen. Did everybody jabbed see the contents travel through their system? This seems where much went wrong. What is in that vaccine? What is your body being asked to do over and over again? Alex is right that the flu shot did mostly nothing, but few fatalities or serious reactions. So people trusted all vaccines. Drug companies knew this. Easy sell.
My big worry. I see an increase of mental instability. What is causing this? What is happening to those that took the jab?
I know a woman who got vaxxed in mid-November 2021 and has had the RONA three times since. No hospitalizations but she's been sick enough to test all three times... POSITIVE. I also know several people who developed sudden serious heart ailments -- one who complained of chest pains was retained at the examining hospital and underwent surgery immediately -- after the jab. All blame the shots for the sudden appearance of cardio problems in their life.
So appreciate Alex for exposing the truth. Time for another Tucker appearance
The trial did not look at clinical outcome: did the bivalent vaccine prevent illness? Severe disease? Or death? GMT studies alone tell us nothing about efficacy. I put no faith in their results.
Peak clown world
Vitamin D has been working pretty well for me. 2 years and no covid. So Moderna, Pfizer, Fauci and the like can all go fuck themselves with their poison.
Alex, check out this article by Toby Rogers re “The Future Framework”
the FDA will vote on June 28th. Moderna and Pfizer to get MRNA “vaccine” approval without clinical trials!
This is what happens when your regulatory agencies are no longer doing the job they were created to do. The threshold for acceptable efficacy of the product keeps declining, is measured against itself without an actual control group, and you end up playing essentially a video game, trying to achieve a high score of antibody titers. Clinical outcomes are no longer measured.
The comment about humans comes down to an ethical consideration. When you enroll volunteers in a clinical trial to evaluate vaccine efficacy, you wait for them to be infected. Although lately, I would not think it would take too long to reach a statistically valid endpoint, this contrasts with animal models where you can intentionally infect them day 1, accelerating the process. We can also do this with human volunteers, however society is still struggling with the concept.
One additional worry to consider - one of the control arms of the existing trial is the for Omicron-only shot, and apparently that arm did not do so well. The fact that you have to add the ancestral antigen to get a better (but as you point out, almost certainly not good enough) immunological response should concern everyone, as you are relying on the dated antigen to act essentially as a strong adjuvant, and it is hard to see real-world effectiveness being the result.
All this to create a subscription model, to add it to the childhood vaccination schedule, and accept an influenza-based method of keeping it updated without any real check on actual effectiveness. Pile on top of that we are training children's immune systems to default to an adaptive response to extinct variants, there is little positive to say about the situation. It would really help enough of the rest of society would wake up, and soon.
I wouldn’t say the flu vaccine is essentially harmless. As a caregiver for seniors, I have witnessed a rash of flu illness and deaths immediately following flu vaccinations being given to the residents (this is pre-Covid). Most people just shrugged their shoulders and went on like it was a normal occurrence. I have witnessed this more than once. Can I prove that the vaccine was the cause? No. But I also know reports were not filed. So without reports or investigations - how can we trust any of the provided data?
I had a severe adverse reaction to the pneumonia shot in 2018. My doctor blew me off and never filed a report. I learned that you are never to question vaccines. I lost faith in the medical community a long time ago through personal experiences. Same goes for a lot of veterinarians. Some vaccines *might* serve a purpose, but it can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. How can we trust any of it if medical professionals are afraid to file reports or speak out?
This whole thing has made me so cynical about vaccines.
I used to be a big supporter of childhood vaccines and took my flu vaccine every year.
During 2020 and 2021, childhood vaccine administration went way down and guess what so did deaths of children under 5. Is there a connection? I don't know but in previous years I wouldn't have even entertained thinking that childhood vaccines could result in a higher risk of deaths albeit still relatively small. And I have no plans to ever get the flu vaccine again.
There is no doubt in my mind that once these vaxseens are fully exposed for the completely ineffective and overwhelmingly dangerous drugs that they are, there will be a swarm of furious fools descending on big pharma. I know it's unpleasant to realize that you have been duped, but once the anger overwhelms their pride, it will be the biggest shit show in all recorded history. The immeasurable loss of life, not just from the jabber dabber doos, but also the blatent withholding of safe, effective and cheap therapies. I would not want to be in the shoes of anyone remotely connected to big pharma or our "healthcare" agencies. I believe a great punishment would be to hold them down and inject them with multiple doses of these mRNA shots.
Let's see if I understand:
We have a "vaccine" that is (at best) ineffective against a mutated virus that isn't as dangerous as the original virus OR (worse) is harmful against a mutated virus that isn't as dangerous as the original virus.
As a bonus, the medical bureaucrats won't test these so-called vaccines because they don't want to document bad results.
THEN...we have the general public that's supposed to submit to these shots?
I'm at a point where I don't give a damn what Fauci et al do with these ridiculous shots, as long as they LEAVE ME ALONE.
Automatons who want this snake oil can roll up their sleeves. Fine. Have at it.
Just knock it off with mandated testing, and masks, and lock-downs, and the other authoritarian policies.
LEAVE ME ALONE.
Selfish? Yes, I guess I am. And I understand there are societal ramifications for allowing the gullible to submit.
But a return to self-determination is a first step toward a resumption of whatever Normal is.
Pediatric mRNA trials represent the half-way point to no human clinical trials. There was no demonstrated clinical benefit. No, they relied exclusively on a transient rise in antibodies to claim clinical efficacy, even though that correlation has never been established for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants.
Is it perhaps time to examine what is really being gained from all medical breakthroughs? Medical advancements have been at the center of the lives of most boomers. Some of these turned out to be terrible mistakes for me. Others no doubt extended my life. In a conversation with a friend yesterday, a true believer in the vaccines and boosters who was telling me about her newest treatment and side effects, I silently asked "how again are you living a happier life than your grandmother did in the 50s? Has Pharma really added all that much to our lives in the balance? Just because we can doesn't mean we should.
All will be swept away into the history books and the Pharma companies will look like hero's! The excess deaths being experienced around the world will be blamed on Covid complications and not the vaccines. The only way to change this is to constantly bring it up and get the Swamp(Washington DC) to address it.
That is a tall order, as the Swamp is too busy fast tracking the collapse of our nation. We are a dying nation that is going thru a systemic collapse from being the top dog in the world for so long. Much like the collapse of Great Britain in the 1950's and the USSR in the early 1990's, we are on our way down the toilet bowl. The world will be shaped by China and Russia.
My daughter who is a RN was told she had to take the jab or lose her job. And when boosters became available she again was told to do the same or lose her job. Now she dealing with rapid heartbeat/tachycardia 120 to 150 just standing up, not exercising. Also some type of unexplained dysrhythmia. She had to get approval for more extensive testing and her health insurance company said they gave the ok almost 2 weeks ago. Called her health provider(same company she works for) and was told no approval yet. She continues to show up for her shifts and had leave early on several occasions because of this condition. Now her boss told her she won’t be able to work if she can’t figure out what’s going on. Not one mention about vaxx injury possibility. And the whole situation stinks.
My elderly parents will take the Modern Omicron booster spike, I just know it. Their Saint Fraudci would never lie.
Unfortunately, I now know what it feels like to watch a close loved one who is an alcoholic drink themselves to death. Just substitute the bourbon with booster shots. Awesome.
I have a friend who is a true vaccine believer. Double jabbed and boosted. All of her friends and family: double jabbed and boosted. Another commonality: All got extremely sick with "Covid" in April. Said she couldn't imagine how sick she would have been if she wasn't "vaccinated". Took everything in me not to pull out the old definition of vaccine. Guarantee that she will run out and get the fourth shot soon.
No f'ing way will I ever take the shot voluntarily. No way. These people are insane and lots of credulous, and weak souls will pay a huge price for not standing up to this insanity.
The only thing that will stop our government from pushing vaccines is if ALOT of people start suffering from the side effects, and that is coming. Dr Robert Malone, the creator of the MRNA technology said three things happen to people that get the shot. First, it permanently alters your DNA which is what it was designed to do, second it compromises you immune system for life, and third makes it so your body cannot see damaged cells in your body and dispose of them, which prevents cancer. Unfortunately, we got the experimental vaccine, so people cannot sue the pharmaceutical companies for damages.
I have heard many times, and in this article that the vaccinated are more health conscious. I haven’t found that to be the case in my experience. Curios if anyone can shed light or validate this assumed truth. Thanks!
The vaccines are nonsense. They don’t work AT ALL.
All good points, Alex, until you said that unlike the mRNA jabs, flu shot -- though useless -- are "essentially harmless." How do you know this? Because the CDC and FDA said so? They are the same people who told you the mRNA vax works and is harmless. Please do your homework before you make such statements, Alex. The flu vaccine, while not as dangerous as the mRNA jabs, certainly is NOT harmless. It is notorious, among other things, for causing autoimmune disease.
Isn’t this, essentially and disgustingly, already how they approved the shots for KIDS? Just by showing they produce antibodies? Is this the Future Framework?
Also--I’ve seen this from Dr Prasad too, and it surprises me: the claim that people who vaccinate tend already to be “healthier”. Really? Seems to me that most of the people who chose not to take this vax are keenly conscious of their health choices. Making this kind of statement does a disservice to our cause.
Otherwise, great piece. Thank you.
Healthcare is mostly just snake oil. Biotech is definitely a very fishy business. Many companies with a valuations into the billions with only a handful of employees.
Flu vaccines are just one glaring example. But there are many, many others in the grab bag of healthcare offerings aiming at 'preventive' medicine backed up by 'evidence-based medicine'.
But to battle against this will never have much impact among the masses. Not only do most people believe, but they want very hard to believe. They do what the doctor orders.
And in future, if anyone is hoping the post-vax permanent damage and deaths will prove to people that they were wrong, well forget about it. The fact that everybody who's been vaxed has now had covid in some form or another means that all the damage and deaths in future will be skillfully pinned on the virus, not on the shots. Thus people will once again believe the jive, and eagerly roll up their sleeves. No way around this.
Clinical trials? We don’t need no stinkin’ clinical trials.
That goes into the WTF file.
It has become obvious that we cannot trust health authorities and even our doctors on the Covid vaccine and flu shots. They do little good and potentially a lot of harm. This leads to another question. What else has the medical community done to wrong and mislead us? A family member has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. All of the family is doing considerable research trying to assist the daughter-in-law in making her treatment decision. Chemo is a serious question. It improves life expectancy past five years by only 6% while introducing other risks such a heart failure in addition to the misery. Radiation carries the risk of secondary cancer from the radiation. In a newsletter published a few years ago, Dr. Russell Blaylock reports that 80% of a researched group of oncologists would not take the cancer treatments they prescribe for patients. They know these treatments will do no good for the patients. I have reached the conclusion that a large portion of the medical community is unethically Practicing Profits instead of ethically Practicing Medicine for the benefit of the patient.
NYT questioning human trials. This tells us they want to push to approve drugs sans trials. 🤬
"...the fact that people who are vaccinated tend to be more health-conscious and in better shape than those who are not."
In the case of the COVID injection, I'm not so sure this is true.
Agree with everything in the article except - Flu shots are much MUCH less harmful than COVID shots, but they are only “harmless” in comparison. They too have risks that also make them not worth the nonexistent reduction in likelihood of contracting the flu.
When will somebody do a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study that is large enough to determine whether any mRNA vaccine can produce a statistically significant reduction in death or hospitalization? I fear we know the answer to that question.
You are on your own people to figure it out. But you have always been on your own. It's up to you to protect yourself and your family.
Good Lord, when is this ever going to end…my instant reaction.
“The problem with following the science, is that science follows the money”.
Proverb of the year! -Russel Brand
When you listen to some of the idiotic plans these people in big pharma put out - deploying vaccines almost as soon as a virus is identified, having vaccines "printed" at home - it's quite obvious that they want to do away with pesky things like clinical trials and quality control. They prioritize agility, for which you need the sense of constant emergency. Covid has been very useful in making essential procedures in clinical trials seem like just a bunch of useless red tape. It's all so cavalier and, as always, it's the common people who'll pay the price.
I hope they publicly take full responsibility (or credit if you will) for the current economy. Other than plentiful job openings, which is a by-product of the COVID downsizing and free flowing government money encouraging many workers to sit on the sidelines and live on the public dole, there's not much to brag about with the economy. My grocery bills have tripled and fuel bills are about the same. Go ahead dems, take all the credit for this train wreck you want to take.
Profits for nothing. Big pharma peddles junk with often can murder you or leave you severely debilitated and no one bats an eye. People scoop up this crap like candy because they believe the medical establishment like they were Gods. They are anything but. They are butchers.