On 8 March, Yahoo News reported a recent lab study revealed “troubling signs” regarding the effectiveness of both Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines.
The lab study, published in Nature on 25 February, tested the two vaccines against a new South African variant. The results showed a sharp drop in effectiveness compared to results against the original strain of coronavirus.
The variant from South Africa has spread around the globe, including in 20 U.S. states. It’s well known that all viruses mutate, and one of the key reasons it’s challenging to create a vaccine that works well is that the developers are trying to hit a “moving target.” By the time any vaccine is produced and tested, the specific virus it was developed to neutralize will have mutated into a new strain.
As reported in Yahoo News, in the experiment, scientists took ten blood samples from people who had received two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine 28 days after their second dose, and 12 samples from those who had received two doses of Moderna’s vaccine 43 days after their second dose. They then compared how well antibodies in the blood samples “neutralized” the original coronavirus, compared to real-life B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 coronavirus variants.
Noting the very small sample, the article added that Pfizer had conducted petri-dish tests against a similar variant, which showed less effectiveness.
Insider News reported on 25 January that Moderna, the Massachusetts company producing one of the vaccines in circulation, “is now tailoring a version of its vaccine to that strain, first found in South Africa.” This booster shot still has to undergo testing.
Also on 25 January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who mainstream media refer to as “the U.S. top infectious disease expert,” stated all shots being administered were effective against current strains of the virus, though he said, “We really need to make sure that we begin, and we already have, to prepare, if it’s necessary, to upgrade the vaccines.”
TRENDPOST: While promoting for nearly a year that everyone should stay at home and accept the lockdown of millions of businesses and jobs until a vaccine is available, the fear and anxiety continue unabated despite the circulation of a number of “approved” vaccines.
On 8 March, the CDC published its “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” on their website. It states:
“Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.”
Despite these insignificant reductions in lockdown-mode/mask-wearing/social distance restrictions, a number of scientists came out and stated any relaxation of precautions would be, according to a Newsweek article published last Tuesday, “asking for trouble.” They quoted several scientists including Lawrence Young, professor of molecular oncology at the Warwick Medical School in the U.K., who declared:
“Allowing fully vaccinated people to meet with those who are not vaccinated is asking for trouble—even if the unvaccinated folk are not at high risk… It just creates more opportunities for the virus to spread and for people to be generally less vigilant at a time when there are concerns about the spread of virus variants which might be more resistant to the current vaccines.”
None of these scientists talk about the fact that it’s well known all viruses mutate, and by the time a vaccine is produced, new variants will already exist. And none of these scientists breathe a word about the legitimate scientific concern that vaccines, while protecting individuals from getting the most serious effects of a virus, may in the long run create more potent viruses in the future.
Back on 10 May 2018, Quanta magazine published the article titled, “Vaccines Are Pushing Pathogens to Evolve.” It stated, “Just as antibiotics breed resistance in bacteria, vaccines can incite changes that enable diseases to escape their control.”
TREND FORECAST: We still hear nothing from political leaders, their health “experts,” or mainstream media about the most natural, self-controlling safety feature against any virus: Keeping one’s immune system strong through healthy eating, exercise, and activities that bring joy and beauty into one’s life.
Moreover, the vaccines were promoted by politicians and the media as a passport to COVID Freedom, meaning if you got the vaccination, you were safe from catching the virus.
But that is no longer the message, meaning, as with the flu vaccine, there will be ongoing pressure each year to get re-vaccinated.