NER: Although this is a long, fairly difficult read it does provide all the motivation behind Covid vaccines and much about it’s effectiveness or otherwise. It is obvious that there is severe manipulation of data by the authorities. If the vax was so good it wouldn’t need mandating. No one objected to the smallpox vax in my day. At the end of it all, the known risks far outweigh covid risk for me, as I know what independent doctors use effectively and I have Ivermectin on hand.
How 170 People Led to Billions in Revenue28 min read
They changed the fate of billions. A look at how data is manipulated and how it is being used to generate hundreds of billions of dollars.
My goal here is not to influence your life decisions but to open your eyes to research and information that you won’t find in Forbes or other business and investment publications.
After reading this, perhaps you will not only gain a new perspective but, more importantly, learn how real research can give you access to insights not found in today’s mainstream media.
In fact, I will provide a direct source for every point I make – as much of what you’re about to read is highly controversial to what the government and media are telling you.
Once you understand this, perhaps you can use it to influence all of your future decisions – be it investing or life decisions.
Read this with an open mind.
The most successful investors spend the majority of their time on research. We call this due diligence.
And the best of the best investors, those who win time and time again, almost always do more due diligence than others.
This due diligence is what separates the average investor (the retail investor) from a highly successful one (the pros).
The average retail investor might have read a tweet or a Facebook post telling them that shares of XYZ are about to go higher. A better retail investor might have read an N.Y. Times article that told them XYZ was a bargain. And a more seasoned retail investor might even go to XYZ’s website and look through news releases and presentations.
But that’s the problem.
Should you trust a tweet from some random person? Should you trust an N.Y. Times article written by a journalist who never invested in his life? Should you rely only on a company’s presentation on their website, knowing that the primary role of presentation are to attract and maintain investors?
The answer to all of those questions is a hard no. Yet, that is how the majority of retail investors conduct due diligence.
This is the basic psychology of the masses.
It’s why the banks and funds win and retail investors lose.
It’s also why our world is where it is today: divided.
Mass Psychology is Real
Politicians and the elite understand the theory of mass psychology extremely well. They use it to their advantage to maintain control of the masses. When empires reach a peak, rulers of those empires often pit citizens against one another, so the citizens turn on each other rather than the rulers.
We’re witnessing this now.
First, it was political: Left vs. Right.
Then it became racism: everyone against whites.
And now, it has become pro-covid vaxxers vs. anti-covid vaxxers.
Instead of looking from another’s perspective, most people have become extremely intolerant. Perhaps the pandemic caused this. Perhaps the media did. Perhaps the politicians who created the lockdowns did.
No matter the true reasons, let’s remain human and understand that there is always more than one point of view, especially regarding our livelihoods.
Locking citizens in their homes for months upon months, killing businesses, rolling out vaccines with less than one year of observation to billions of people, and still, we’re not even close to being out of this so-called pandemic.
So whatever your biases, let’s take a step back today and look at things from a professional investor’s point of view.
When the Pros look to invest, they’ll look through public documents, filings, presentations, third-party research, analyst reports, market forecasts, and even conduct interviews with anyone close to the company. Heck, they sometimes even call that company’s clients and competitors.
Not one pro I know relies on headlines and news articles – and especially not fact-checkers.
While professional investors always begin their due diligence at why they should invest in a company, much more time is spent on why they shouldn’t. In other words, they question everything before making an investment decision.
So when it comes to the debate between those for and against the Covid-19 vaccines, especially one that has ZERO long-term studies, why are the majority of people acting like retail investors?
Because, just like investing, that is the basic psychology of the masses.
“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
-Gustave Le Bon-
I’ll give you one example.
The Fate of Billions
Pfizer is a public company. That means they have filings and news releases that anyone can dig through when researching Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
But how many of you looked through them? Be honest.
Pfizer’s Phase 3 trial was actually quite robust in that it had 43,661 participants. Half received the vaccine; half placebo.
To determine effectiveness, Pfizer monitored how many people came back after their shots and tested positive for COVID-19. For example, if 10 participants were tested positive for COVID-19 following their injections, and only one of those participants had the vaccine, they would say the effective rate of the vaccine is 90%.
So, of the more than 43,000 trial participants, how many do you think had to come back and test positive for COVID-19 to conclude the trial and prove efficacy rate?
If you didn’t know this, hold on to your hats.
That’s a mere 0.389% of the entire study group.
That’s what paved the way for Pfizer to do this:
“Based on current projections, the companies expect to produce globally up to 50 million vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021.”
Be honest, did you know that?
Pfizer’s not alone here. All of the emergency COVID-19 vaccine creators had similar phase 3 trials.
So, instead of being angry at each other for having different views, let’s act like professional investors and question everything today.
I’ll lay out the facts and source everything, so you don’t have to.
If support the COVID-19 vaccines, this might change your mind; if you’re against it, this might change your mind.
Either way, you’ll be armed with more ammo to debate. And if you’re an investor, hopefully, you’ll do more of your own due diligence moving forward.
Just like looking at a company’s financial statements, let’s look at the numbers for the COVID-19 vaccines – as we did with the Pfizer example above.
The COVID-19 vaccines are part of the biggest and fastest vaccination campaign in history. As of today, more than 360 million doses have been administered in the U.S. alone, and more than 4.85 billion doses have been administered globally.
Here is the source: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/
Since millions of people around the world aren’t dropping dead as a result, many will argue that the vaccines are mostly safe.
But how safe? Let’s look at the numbers…
In the U.S., the CDC has a system to track (as best as they can) adverse vaccine reactions. This system is called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, better known as VAERS.
You can find the system here: https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html
According to this system, and as of August 6th, 2021, searching the system for COVID-19 vaccines shows that it has recorded 12,791 deaths, 16,044 permanent disabilities, 70,667 emergency room visits, 51,242 hospitalizations, 13,139 life-threatening events, with 682,873 reported injuries of which 571,831 cases had an association with a COVID-19 vaccine. The 12,791 deaths do not include the 1360 foetal deaths following a COVID-19 vaccine, which can be found by using the appropriate endpoints in VAERS.
To be fair, let’s keep this in context:
- VAERS accepts reports of any adverse event following any vaccination.
- Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem, i.e., foetal deaths could have been from abortion due to many reasons.
The CDC has also stated that these statistics may or may not be related to the COVID-19 shots. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html
Now, 12,791 deaths don’t seem like a lot compared to the millions who have received a shot in America. But tell that to one of the families who might have lost a loved one to the vaccine*.
(*The media has interviewed hundreds of people who have lost a loved one due to COVID, but not one who has lost someone due to the vaccine. The greater good, right?)
But let’s continue keeping things in context – after all, we’re only talking numbers here.
How do the COVID-19 vaccines stack up to other vaccines?
According to VAERS, all FDA-approved vaccines over the last 30 years have been linked to just 6,068 deaths.
In other words, there have been twice as many deaths over the last nine months following a COVID-19 vaccination than ALL FDA-approved vaccines over the past 30 years combined. Source: https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html
Now, one could argue that this results from the largest vaccination campaign in history, hence the much bigger numbers. But, conversely, one could argue that if you tallied all of the vaccines administered to Americans last year, including flu and all others, it would total more than 300 million doses – very similar to the amount of COVID shots administered thus far.
That’s also just in the U.S. – there have been over 4.86 billion doses administered worldwide.
If you include the reporting systems from EudraVigilance (E.U., EEA, Switzerland), and MHRA (U.K.), these systems have now recorded more Injuries and Deaths associated with COVID-19 vaccines than from all previous vaccines combined since records began.
As of August 1st, 2021, over 34,000 Covid-19-linked deaths and over 5.46 million injuries were reported via VAERS, EudraVigilance, MHRA.
One could further argue that only a fraction of the adverse reactions is actually ever reported.
For example, according to a former New York Times reporter, Alex Berenson, on August 6th:
“Covid vaccine maker Moderna received 300,000 reports of side effects after vaccinations over a three-month period following the launch of its shot, according to an internal report from a company that helps Moderna manage the reports…That figure is far higher than the number of side effect reports about Moderna’s vaccine publicly available in the federal system that tracks such adverse events.
The 300,000 figure comes from an internal update provided to employees by IQVIA, a little-known but enormous company that helps drug makers manage clinical trials. Headquartered in North Carolina, IQVIA has 74,000 employees worldwide and had $11 billion in sales last year.”
“Earlier this week, Richard Staub, the president of IQVIA’s Research & Development Solutions division, sent a ‘Q2 2021 update’ which was labelled ‘Confidential – For internal distribution only.”
“A person with access to the presentation provided screenshots of the relevant slide, which clearly explains the 300,000 side effect reports were received over ‘a three-month span’ – not since the introduction of the vaccine in December…”
Now, to be fair, I haven’t been able to confirm with IQVIA to determine if this update exists – and given the confidential nature of the partnership between IQVIA and Moderna, I likely never will.
But ask yourself:
“Is every death in the U.S. being cross-referenced to someone who had a COVID vaccine?”
“Is everyone who has some sort of reaction reporting it to VAERS?”
A 2010 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. study of VAERS’ reporting numbers showed that fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are ever reported.
Via the study:
“Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.”
If those numbers remain true today, then one could argue that the number of adverse events from the COVID-19 vaccines could be over 57 million (571,831 injuries reported times 100*) in the U.S., and over half a billion globally (5.4 million injuries reported times 100*).
(*based on the study that shows fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.)
Of course, one could also argue that VAERS has improved over the last ten years, and not every adverse reaction reported directly resulted from the COVID-19 vaccine. One could also argue that many adverse reactions from other vaccines were underreported as well.
As you can see, the problem with data and numbers is that both can easily be manipulated to suit a particular narrative.
For example, I could use the above data and overzealously extrapolate overhyped anti-COVID-vaccine headlines such as:
“Data shows COVID-19 vaccines have potentially injured half a billion people,”
“Data shows COVID-19 vaccines have potentially killed over 3.4 million, due to underreporting.”
*(34,000 deaths times 100)
See what I am saying?
Yet, this is precisely what has happened and continues to happen today.
Let’s start with the chain of events.
In order for a pandemic to be a pandemic, it has to affect a lot of people.
So there must be a test that determines if someone is sick or infected. For COVID-19, the gold standard test is the RT-PCR test.
I explained what this test is back in November 2020. You can find it here: https://www.equedia.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-covid-rt-pcr-testing-and-the-boldest-prediction-of-2020/
In that letter, I also explain how test labs were using a C.T. value of 40 or higher when determining COVID-19 cases, which was absurd because anything over 35 was useless.
“Most tests set the limit at 40, a few at 37. This means that you are positive for the coronavirus if the test process required up to 40 cycles, or 37, to detect the virus.
Tests with thresholds so high may detect not just live virus but also genetic fragments, leftovers from infection that pose no particular risk — akin to finding a hair in a room long after a person has left, Dr. Mina said.
Any test with a cycle threshold above 35 is too sensitive, agreed Juliet Morrison, a virologist at the University of California, Riverside. “I’m shocked that people would think that 40 could represent a positive,” she said.
A more reasonable cut-off would be 30 to 35, she added. Dr Mina said he would set the figure at 30, or even less. Those changes would mean the amount of genetic material in a patient’s sample would have to be 100-fold to 1,000-fold that of the current standard for the test to return a positive result — at least, one worth acting on.”
Can you see the problem here? Could it be that the millions of positive COVID cases reported were reported incorrectly simply by the misuse of data?
What would happen if we used a lower Ct?
It turns out, the NY Times also wanted to know. And they found out last year.
Via NYT, continued:
“In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds (Ct), compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.
On Thursday, the United States recorded 45,604 new coronavirus cases, according to a database maintained by The Times.
If the rates of contagiousness in Massachusetts and New York were to apply nationwide, then perhaps only 4,500 of those people may actually need to isolate and submit to contact tracing.”
In other words, the data suggests that only 10% of those who tested positive for COVID may actually be infectious and need to isolate, if they’re even sick or contagious at all.
That was then. So, where are we now when it comes to these tests?
It turns out, according to a consortium of scientists with great knowledge of this, 10% is an understatement.
Via Cormandrosten Review:
“…if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the case in most laboratories in Europe & the U.S.), the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.”
Feel free to look up the credentials of all the experts within that report. I did.
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) indirectly admitted that using a high Ct value creates too many false positives and that every test that used a high Ct should be retested.
“Careful interpretation of weak positive NAAT results is needed, as some of the assays have shown to produce false signals at high Ct values. When test results turn out to be invalid or questionable, the patient should be resampled and retested.”
Despite all of this, the majority of tests used around the world still use Ct values greater than 35.
I am not entirely sure. But would people continue to support the vaccines if cases continue to drop? What do you think?
The Vaccine Conundrum
We already know that many top-level doctors have used Ivermectin on themselves and colleagues with great effect. For example, last year, I watched a live video of a top U.S. doctor telling Congress that he and multiple nurses have used Ivermectin and that not one of them caught COVID-19.
That video has since been taken down, despite it being a live U.S. government hearing. The question is, why?
One can only assume that if such a treatment existed, then an emergency vaccine would never have been approved – since that is the legal framework behind Emergency Use Authorizations.
Now, I am not saying Ivermectin is better than any of these vaccines or if it even works. And I am certainly not saying I am recommending it – but don’t you want to know why it’s quietly being touted by some of the top doctors around the world?
Let me share with you just one paper on this.
From June 2020, via Science Direct:
“Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
A single treatment able to effect ~5000-fold reduction in virus at 48 h in cell culture.
Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.
Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.”
That’s right. Ivermectin is deadly against COVID-19…in vitro. But there’s more.
Via Monash University:
“A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital, has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world kills the virus within 48 hours.
The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s Dr Kylie Wagstaff, who led the study, said the scientists showed that the drug, Ivermectin, stopped the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture within 48 hours.
“We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Dr. Wagstaff said.
…Although the mechanism by which Ivermectin works on the virus is not known, it is likely, based on its action in other viruses, that it works to stop the virus ‘dampening down’ the host cells’ ability to clear it, Dr Wagstaff said.
Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Dr Leon Caly, a Senior Medical Scientist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) at the Doherty Institute where the experiments with live coronavirus were conducted, is the study’s first author.
“As the virologist who was part of the team who were first to isolate and share SARS-COV2 outside of China in January 2020, I am excited about the prospect of Ivermectin being used as a potential drug against COVID-19,” Dr Caly said.”
So why hasn’t this been pursued further? Why hasn’t the government provided more funding for this – especially considering billions have been poured into vaccines?
Don’t you want to know? I’ve reached out to Monash University, and I am awaiting a response. I will update everyone here if I receive a comment back.
The Vaccine Works…or Does it?
With millions around the world having received their jabs, there is no turning back for the governments who continue to push the mRNA covid vaccines – recall that AstraZeneca, the more traditional vaccine, is not recognized in the U.S.
If the mRNA vaccines turn out to be ineffective or not as effective as once thought, you can surely bet the citizens of the world will revolt. So, you can understand why there is such a rush for segregating those who are vaccinated and those who aren’t.
Yet, despite the majority of the N. American population being fully vaccinated, cases are once again climbing back up. But why?
Well, let’s start by blaming those who are unvaccinated.
On July 16th, 2021, CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky said that “over 97% of people who are entering the hospital right now are unvaccinated.”
She went so far as to say: “There is a clear message that is coming through: This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
That’s pretty crazy messaging – one that was obviously designed to segregate the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
But remember, data and numbers can easily be skewed to sway an opinion.
It didn’t take long before someone called Dr Walensky out on her misuse of the data.
Here’s the video:
It turns out the data Walensky used when she said “97% of those entering the hospital right now were the unvaccinated” wasn’t actually from “right now.” It was data gathered by the CDC between January through June 2021.
In fact, Walensky’s “right now” didn’t even include any recent data.
Why is that grossly misleading?
Well, on January 1st, 2021, only 0.5% of the U.S. population had received their jab. It wasn’t until mid-April that an estimated 31% had received one or more shots.
So, since most people weren’t fully vaccinated during that period, it would be quite obvious that those experiencing severe covid-19 symptoms would be the unvaccinated.
Canada has been no different in its reporting.
Take a look:
Here, again, the data is extracted on August 16th, 2021, for cases from December 14th, 2020, up until July 31st, 2021.
Take a look at this:
It doesn’t take a mathematician to see that fully vaccinated individuals didn’t reach any significant numbers until mid-late June.
And most of the cases occurred prior to anyone being fully vaccinated.
If you further look at deaths, the majority occurred in January 2021 – before the vaccine rollout.
Sure, one could argue that deaths and cases have dropped as soon as the vaccine campaign began earlier this year.
But one could also argue that it could be the result of the weather.
As I mentioned in March 2020:
“…the virus responsible for COVID-19 is wrapped in an envelope of fat. In warmer climates, the heat gets rid of the fat layers of the virus much faster. Without that fat, the virus can’t survive.”
Take a look:
Here’s the most important part.
The media and government have a hard message that everyone needs to be vaccinated because it prevents infection, transmission, and hospitalizations: the mRNA vaccine must be put into everyone to stop this pandemic.
But none of that is accurate when you look at the actual studies that have taken place.
And especially if you look at the science of mRNA and what it is designed to do.
In fact, one could argue that the mRNA vaccines are causing more mutations of the COVID-19 virus.
Transcribed via Fox News, from Canadian viral immunologist and vaccine researcher Dr Byram Bridle, when asked if the unvaccinated are causing cases to go up:
“Absolutely, it’s untrue to be calling this a pandemic of the unvaccinated. In fact, I would argue, and it’s certainly untrue, this flipping of the messaging (re: Dr Walkensky) to scare people into thinking that the unvaccinated are somehow driving the emergence of novel variants. This goes against every scientific principle that we understand.
The reality is, the nature of the vaccines that we are using right now and the way we’re rolling them out, are going to be applying the selective pressure to this virus to promote the emergence of new variants. Again, this is based on sound principles.
We have to look no further than chemotherapy for cancers and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
The principles are this: If you have a biological entity that is prone to mutation — and the SARS-CoV-2, like all coronaviruses, is prone to mutation — and you apply a narrowly focused selective pressure that is nonlethal, and you do this over a long period of time, this is the recipe for driving the emergence of novel variants.
And that’s exactly what we’re doing.
Our vaccines (MRNA) are focused on a single protein of the virus, so the virus only has to alter one protein, and the vaccines don’t come close to conferring sterilizing immunity.
People who are vaccinated still get infected; it only seems to be particularly good at blunting the disease, and so what that tells you, therefore, is that these vaccines in the vast majority of people are applying a nonlethal pressure, narrowly focused on one protein, and the vaccine rollout is occurring over a long period of time. That’s the recipe for driving variants.
…if anything, the unvaccinated are likely acquiring natural immunity in pretty substantial numbers, which I would argue from an immunological perspective is going to be much more protective than the vaccine-induced immunity against novel variants.”
Dr. Byram Bridle goes on to discuss the many papers that show that natural immunity is by far superior to any vaccine, especially against novel variants.
One of these studies Bridle referred can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-020-00460-4
The rationale is very simple.
When your immune system fends off a virus, you gain both antibodies and T cells against all parts of that virus, not just the spike protein (as the mRNA vaccines do.) In fact, the mRNA vaccines are so specific to a particular protein that all the virus has to do is mutate and target a different protein.
Perhaps that’s why the Delta Variant is running rampant amongst those vaccinated.
Via National Geographic, August 20th, 2021:
“A preliminary study has shown that in the case of a breakthrough infection, the Delta variant is able to grow in the noses of vaccinated people to the same degree as if they were not vaccinated at all. The virus that grows is just as infectious as that in unvaccinated people, meaning vaccinated people can transmit the virus and infect others.”
So regardless of what a meme on Twitter tells you, every preliminary study I have found shows that the vaccinated can transmit COVID-19, while the Delta variant is just as infectious for both vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
If that remains true, and all signs point to that being the case, then the vaccinated may be the biggest spreaders of the virus – since the mRNA vaccines blunt the symptoms, and the vaccinated might have zero clue that they’re sick.
So what’s the point of taking these mRNA vaccines?
The Delta Variant
According to Dr Peter McCullough, the Delta variant contains three different mutations, all in the spike protein. This is why it can evade the vaccinated; the vaccinated are protected only against that specific spike protein.
McCullough is a leading medical researcher and one of the most widely published medical scholars in the world in his expertise. In addition, he is an expert in the field of heart and kidney, an editor of two major journals, and an accomplished research scholar.
On June 30th, 2021, McCullough said:
“It is very clear from the U.K. Technical Briefing that was published June 18th that the vaccine provides no protection against the Delta variant. It’s a very mild variant.
Whether you get the vaccine or not, patients will get some very mild symptoms like a cold, and they can be easily managed…Patients who have severe symptoms or at high risk, we can use simple drug combinations at home and get them through the illness. So, there’s no reason now to push vaccinations.”
Here is the U.K. technical Briefing he is speaking of, which shows that the vaccinated are not protected against the Delta variant:
Given the headlines you have seen on the dangers of the Delta variant, why would McCullough say that the Delta variant is a mild variant?
The answer lies in how viruses work.
According to Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E., Children’s Health Defence chief scientific officer and professor of biology at Simpson University, the Delta variant is likely more transmissible, but it’s also likely less pathogenic.
Brian Hooker, via Children Health Defence:
“What we’re seeing is virus evolution 101. Viruses like to survive, so killing the host (i.e., the human who is infected) defeats the purpose because killing the host kills the virus, too. For this reason, new variants of viruses that circulate widely through the population tend to become more transmissive but less pathogenic. In other words, they will spread more easily from person to person, but they will cause less damage to the host.”
Hooker said the more the variant deviates from the original sequence used for the vaccine, the less effective the vaccine will be on that variant, which could explain why fully vaccinated people are getting infected with the Delta variant. But this isn’t the case for natural immunity, he explained.
“The vaccine focuses on the spike protein, whereas natural immunity focuses on the entire virus.
Natural immunity — with a more diverse array of antibodies and T-cell receptors — will provide better protection overall as it has more targets in which to attack the virus, whereas vaccine-derived immunity only focuses on one portion of the virus, in this case, the spike protein. Once that portion of the virus has mutated sufficiently, the vaccine no longer is effective.”
Now, there have certainly been times in history that viruses have mutated to become more deadly. In fact, the so-called media fact-checkers quickly pointed this out.
Via Associated Press:
“CLAIM: No virus has ever mutated to become more lethal. As viruses mutate, they become less lethal.
AP ASSESSMENT: False. There are documented cases of viruses becoming more deadly.
THE FACTS: As the spread of coronavirus variants raise new public health questions, social media users are sharing misinformation about how viruses mutate.
A post on Facebook reads, “In the history of virology, there has never, EVER, been a viral mutation that resulted in a virus that was MORE lethal. As viruses mutate, they become more contagious/transmissible and LESS lethal.”
But in fact, there have been cases of viruses that mutated to become more deadly.
“That claim as a whole is just nonsense,” said Troy Day, a professor of mathematics and biology at Queen’s University in Canada, who has studied the ways infectious diseases, including coronavirus, can evolve.
Some examples of viruses that became more deadly over time include those that developed drug resistant variants, and animal viruses such as bird flu, which were harmless to humans initially but then mutated to become capable of killing people, according to Dr Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Centre for Health Security.
“Flu viruses have developed resistance to certain antivirals that make them more difficult to treat, and therefore make them more deadly,” Adalja said, also noting the same has happened with HIV and certain Hepatitis C strains.”
To be fair, it is absurd to say that there has never been a viral mutation that resulted in a more lethal virus.
But experts never said, “no virus has ever mutated to become more lethal.” A random social media post did. Do you take your investment advice from Twitter memes?
The reality is that, generally, viruses do mutate in hosts and become less lethal and more transmittable. But that’s not always the case – especially in the examples given by the AP fact-checker.
While the AP Fact-check ignorantly highlighted a highly inaccurate Twitter post, it did reveal something troublesome.
“…Some examples of viruses that became more deadly over time include those that developed drug-resistant variants…Flu viruses have developed resistance to certain antivirals that make them more difficult to treat, and therefore make them more deadly…”
Note the words drug-resistant and antivirals – both of which are created in a lab. In other words, the deadlier mutations almost always occur when we’re not using our own immune system to fight the virus.
According to research published last week in Scientific Reports via Nature, the highest risk for establishing a vaccine-resistant virus strain occurs when a large fraction of the population has already been vaccinated, but the transmission is not controlled.
Here is that research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-95025-3#Sec2
Given that we know that the Delta variant is just as transmittable amongst the vaccinated, it appears that the transmission, despite the vaccines, isn’t being controlled. And based on the AP Fact-check, this could create a deadlier version of the virus. Furthermore, the virus will continue to mutate and grow amongst our populations because the vaccines don’t actually lead to the death of the virus – that’s why the vaccinated can still transmit and catch COVID-19.
Do you know what does kill COVID-19 with certainty? Ivermectin. In vitro, anyway.
Now, despite all of this, the message that vaccines are necessary continues to run rampant.
So let’s take a look at real-world data.
Are the Vaccinated Superior to the Unvaccinated?
We have already seen from preliminary reports, specifically the U.K. briefing, that the vaccinated are just as likely to transmit the diseases than the unvaccinated.
But let’s expand our scope a bit.
Israel is a world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19.
However, earlier this month, Dr Sharon Alroy-Preis, Israel’s Director of Public Health Services, told us that half of all COVID-19 infections were among the fully vaccinated, and they are seeing signs of more serious disease among them.
Via Bloomberg News:
“Half of the infections in Israel now are among the fully vaccinated, and public health officials are beginning to see signs of more serious disease among them.”
It didn’t take long for Dr Kobi Haviv, director of the Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, to talk about this.
In fact, he said that “95% of the severe patients are vaccinated, while 85-90% of the hospitalizations are in fully vaccinated people.”
Video source here.
This is happening right here in N. America, as well.
A CDC investigation of the July outbreak in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, revealed that 74% of those tested positive for COVID-19 were fully vaccinated.
Furthermore, of the five who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated.
Here’s the research: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w
The CDC also revealed that the fully vaccinated individuals who contract COVID have as high a viral load in their nasal passages as unvaccinated individuals who get infected.
It’s a fact: the vaccinated are just as infectious as the unvaccinated.
“The internal CDC presentation concluded that “breakthrough infections may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases.”
This may be shocking at first – especially for those who are fully vaccinated. But, now that you know how the mRNA vaccine works and how the virus mutates, is it still so shocking?
Is COVID-19 real? Absolutely.
Can it be dangerous for a small subset of people? Absolutely.
Have these mRNA vaccines saved lives? Probably.
But given the rapid deployment of mRNA vaccines worldwide, I am most certainly concerned about the long-term effects of this. You should be too.
Do the risks really outweigh the reward, considering that many who catch COVID-19 are asymptomatic or experience very little to mild symptoms? Time will tell.
Will these shots degrade our immune system in the long term? No one knows.
Given how quickly this virus mutates, how many boosters will be required every year – especially since the current vaccines are so specific in their target effectiveness?
Moderna and other mRNA vaccine makers are already testing variations of boosters to attack the Delta variant. Source here.
How many boosters will it take for you to say, “enough is enough?”
In fact, given how the virus mutates and how these vaccines work, we may never achieve herd immunity.
Via The Guardian:
“Reaching herd immunity is “not a possibility” with the current Delta variant, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group has said.
Giving evidence to M.P.s on Tuesday, Prof Sir Andrew Pollard said the fact that vaccines did not stop the spread of Covid meant reaching the threshold for overall immunity in the population was “mythical.”
“The problem with this virus is [it is] not measles. If 95% of people were vaccinated against measles, the virus cannot transmit in the population,” he told the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus.
“The Delta variant will still infect people who have been vaccinated. And that does mean that anyone who’s still unvaccinated at some point will meet the virus … and we don’t have anything that will [completely] stop that transmission.”
Whether you are for the COVID-19 vaccines or not, this is real information that everyone should have access to.
Fact-check the contents of this letter. Read the actual reports. Ask questions.
Don’t just refer to memes suggesting mRNA vaccines are safe because our other vaccines are safe; those vaccines have had years of long-term studies – the COVID-19 vaccines have zero. The billions poured into mRNA vaccine research helps, but no amount of money can buy time.
You’re not an anti-vaxxer simply because you don’t trust in the COVID-19 vaccines yet, or because you ask questions. Every vaccine is different – especially the mRNA ones. If vaccines were all the same and all it took was money to create one, we’d never be sick again.
And while there remain a plethora of vaccines being tested, I think the next big thing for COVID-19 will be treatments. For example, the U.K. just approved Ronapreve, the first monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.
And there are numerous treatments aggressively being studied, including antivirals such as Ivermectin and Remdesivir.
Perhaps the elites know something we don’t, and that’s why they have been buying up luxury underground bunkers.
Are they preparing for a black swan event, just as tech company Palantir has done by buying gold?
I bet that as the weather gets colder, COVID-19 cases will rise again, leading to more lockdowns – despite the majority of the population having been vaccinated. Even though the data shows that the mRNA vaccines are ineffective against the variants, politicians will implement mandatory vaccine mandates.
This will create volatility, especially for traders. But for investors with a longer-term approach, investing in novel technologies, green tech, infrastructure, energy, and COVID treatment drugs are smart moves.
Do you believe in mandatory vaccines?
Has this information changed your mind at all?
Did politicians use the pandemic to gain power?
Do you think we’re still in a pandemic?
How many boosters will be too many?
Are you worried about the long-term effects of the mRNA vaccines?
Many of our readers have made more than $100,000
Subscribe to our FREE monthly newsletter and see how many of our readers have made thousands in PROFITS with our ideas