How Effective are the Vaccines?

David Solway12 Aug, 2021 4 Min Read
This way to the Egress, Comrade.

Despite the steady drumbeat from the media, government agencies, Big Pharma and the established medical bureaucracies attesting to the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccines, those who remain skeptical of their trustworthiness advance a range of countervailing arguments.

  1. The vaccines are really panaceas, essentially unreliable, innocuous or even useless.
  2. Favorable trial results are statistically manipulated. The Pfizer math is shifty and the “per protocol” method is frankly disingenuous, constituting a violation of bioethics laws.
  3. The vaccines are potentially harmful, yielding dangerous side-effects, aka “adverse reactions,” that are routinely underreported in passive, voluntary sites like VAERS in the U.S. and Yellow Card in the U.K.
  4. Liability immunity: the PREP Act and the EUA (Emergency Use Authorization)) ensure that neither Big Pharma nor the FDA can be sued in the event that the vaccines cause harm, thus creating reasonable suspicion.
  5. The pharmaceutical giants are profiting enormously from the marketing of their product—Pfizer alone projects earnings of $33.5 billion—and rank high in lobbying and advertising budgeting, giving them decisive leverage over politicians and media outlets to enforce the party line.
  6. Major criminal settlement payments totaling in the billions levied against Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson for withholding risks and for dodgy marketing practices are a deeply troubling circumstance. 
  7. Since the vaccines are experimental substances still lacking FDA approval, have not been tested for the appropriate minimum of five years or more, and are in reality a form of gene therapy, their long-term effects are unknown.

If it's not one thing, it's another.

Adding to what appears to be growing doubt of vaccine efficiency and safety, there have been a surge of cases among the vaccinated, primarily with respect to the Delta variant.

According to reports, COVID cases among the vaccinated are skyrocketing in various countries around the world. Iceland, for example, is 90 per cent fully vaccinated, yet it continues to set new daily case records. The vast majority of Gibraltar's population is fully vaccinated; notwithstanding, cases are soaring and continue to rise. Sourcing The Washington Post, Deseret News writes that Israel, the poster child for a national vaccination program, has seen a significant rise in cases, again among the vaccinated. “Among adults, about 85 percent have been vaccinated which means that Israel’s vaccinated is five times larger than its unvaccinated community.” The jab seems to be dysfunctional.

Of course, as to be expected, both the Post and Deseret twist themselves in knots trying to explain the presumably inexplicable by mobilizing expedients such as “low baselines,” dredging of selective data, re-interpretation of the Israeli prime minister’s worried remarks, and so on. Cases in the U.K. are also spiking among the vaccinated though the mainstream media and the plethora of so-called “fact-checkers” routinely tell us not to worry, the cases are mild, are somehow caused by the assumedly infectious unvaccinated (which is nonsense given that the vaccinated are supposedly immune), or compare favorably with previous case numbers, etc. But the simple fact remains that cases are mounting among the vaccinated and they cannot be so easily explained away.

In several recent articles and editorials, most recently on The Pipeline, I referred to acclaimed French virologist and Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier, whose skepticism about the vaccine rollout is actually more than skepticism. It's alarm. Montagnier fears that the vaccines and viral variants are intimately related, owing to a condition called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), a phenomenon in which viral antibodies may cause viral replication. As his research indicates, “variants will continue to proliferate as a direct result of the vaccines themselves.” On cue, Alpha, Beta and Gamma variants have appeared in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil. We now have a Lambda variant in Peru. The Greek alphabet may eventually be exhausted.

Her infinite variety...

Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology used in these gene therapy vaccines, is now of similar persuasion. We have arrived at a point, he warns, where, owing to antibody-dependent enhancement, the vaccine “is causing the virus to replicate more efficiently.” Alluding to Anthony Fauci’s often contradictory postures about the virus and its mutations, Malone targets “another misleading set of statements from Dr Fauci. The escape mutants that are escaping vaccine selecting pressure are most likely developing in the people that have been vaccinated, not in the unvaccinated.” To claim otherwise is “just another convenient lie.”

We ignore the testimony of the world’s top authorities, in this instance a Nobel Laureate and an inventor of mRNA technology, at our considerable peril. Others among the world’s most reputable epidemiologists, microbiologists and immunologists, like Sucharit Bhakdi, Peter McCullough, Byram Bridle, Peter Doshi, and others, none of whom have ties to government agencies, have also sounded the alarm.

Do the vaccines really do what they are supposed to do? It’s no stretch to regard the issue as moot. It makes sense to suggest that to vaccinate or not to vaccinate should be a personal decision, as I continue to stress, rather than a political or corporate mandate. It is equally sensible to ponder without preconceptions the demonstrable rise in cases among individuals who have been vaccinated and to consult the best, non-aligned professionals who have not invested in predetermined results. 

And it is certainly the better part of prudence to set the affidavits of the aforementioned authorities in the field over the protestations of a compliant and suborned media apparatus, the vigorously censoring tech platforms, and the doubtful bona fides of interested parties like Anthony Fauci, the CDC’s Rochelle Walensky, the W.H.O.’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the U.K.’s Imperial College number cruncher and presumed “expert” Neil Ferguson, all of whom have whiffled back and forth since the beginning of the COVID event and whose prognostications have been clearly over-inflated. Their credibility has thus been strained to the breaking point. And, of course, let us not forget that inimitable expert on COVID mitigation, Joe Biden. Caveat emptor.

David Solway is a Canadian poet and essayist. His most recent volume of poetry, The Herb Garden, appeared in spring 2018. His manifesto, Reflections on Music, Poetry & Politics, was released by Shomron Press in spring 2016. He has produced two CDs of original songs: Blood Guitar and Other Tales and Partial to Cain, on which he was accompanied by his pianist wife Janice Fiamengo. His latest book is Notes from a Derelict Culture.


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2 comments on “How Effective are the Vaccines?”

  1. This article is as mis-leading as anything Big Pharma has to say. Cases are rising, even among this vax’d, but how serious are those cases? That is the rub.

  2. Joe Biden will go down in history as the biggest boob regarding COVID (among a host of other things, of course). That is, if any sort of accurate history is allowed to be recorded.

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