I think most people take a vaccine under the assumption that it will prevent them from getting sick.
I dare say that 99.9% of the people waiting for the Covid-19 vaccine(s) have the expectation that if they take the vaccine it will prevent them from being infected with the virus.
They would be wrong.
I recently read an interesting article in Forbes by William Haseltine, who was a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, who has studied the vaccine testing protocols in detail for the vaccines currently being tested.
Prevention of infection is the normal critical end point goal for any vaccine trial. The vaccine should be effective at preventing infection and stopping the spread of the virus. This is particularly important at this time when we have a virus that has caused a pandemic.
However, that is not the stated goal of the Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines that are currently in late stage trials with the expectation they will be ready for widespread distribution within several months.
Haseltine points out that in none of the vaccine trial protocols for any of these vaccines is the prevention of infection considered a criterion of success.
The vaccines are to be considered a success merely if they reduce the severity of the symptoms of someone who is infected with Covid.
When have you ever heard that?
Prevention of infection is not a criterion for success for any of these vaccines. In fact, their endpoints all require confirmed infections and all those they will include in the analysis for success, the only difference being the severity of symptoms between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Measuring differences amongst only those infected by SARS-CoV-2 underscores the implicit conclusion that the vaccines are not expected to prevent infection, only modify symptoms of those infected.
One of the more immediate questions a trial needs to answer is whether a vaccine prevents infection. If someone takes this vaccine, are they far less likely to become infected with the virus? These trials all clearly focus on eliminating symptoms of Covid-19, and not infections themselves. Asymptomatic infection is listed as a secondary objective in these trials when they should be of critical importance.
It appears that all the pharmaceutical companies assume that the vaccine will never prevent infection. Their criteria for approval is the difference in symptoms between an infected control group and an infected vaccine group. They do not measure the difference between infection and noninfection as a primary motivation.
Haseltine suggests that the entire vaccine trial protocols have been designed to make sure they will succeed in that the bar has been set so low.
This is further confirmed in the vaccine testing protocols in that none of the vaccine candidates list preventing hospitalizations and deaths as primary goals of the vaccines either.
What then is the point of spending billions and billions of dollars on these vaccines?
A greater concern for the millions of older people and those with preexisting conditions is whether these trials test the vaccine's ability to prevent severe illness and death. Again we find that severe illness and death are only secondary objectives in these trials. None list the prevention of death and hospitalization as a critically important barrier.
If total infections, hospitalizations, and death are going to be ignored in the preliminary trials of the vaccines, then there must be phase four testing to monitor their safety and efficacy. This would be long term massive scale monitoring of the vaccine. There must be an indication that the authorized vaccines are reducing infection, hospitalization, and death, or else they will not be able to stop this pandemic.
Therefore, considering all of this, don't you have to ask yourself whether the entire point of the vaccine is nothing more than a psychological ploy to provide an antidote to all the fear and panic porn that has been promoted by our politicians and media over the last nine months?
All of this raises a further question as to what is the real reason for promoting a vaccine that will have been rushed to market with so little testing for a virus in which close to 99.9% will survive?
That would seem particularly true when the stated primarily objective of the vaccine trials is merely to provide a vaccine that limits symptoms rather than one that limits infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
If you want some additional food for thought I recommend you view the first 5 or 6 minutes of the video interview below of Dr. Christiane Northrup about concerns she has about the unique characteristics of the Covid vaccine. The entire video is about 35 minutes long but you can get the essence of what her primary concerns are by investing in the first 5 minutes or so.
People I have shared it with have found it very thought provoking in that they were not aware that most of the Covid vaccines being developed are using a vaccine method that has never been used before. It involves using the RNA in your body to invoke an immune response. This is intended to activate antigens in your body to fight the virus. However, this also affects your DNA makeup which could be problematic and cause uncertain long term effects due to the short testing period. Vaccines are typically been developed using dead, inactive or low levels of the virus. (My summary may not be totally technically correct here but I hope you get the idea).
The vaccines are also being developed with nano particles based on research at MIT of a substance called Luciferase which allows the vaccine to be traced in the body. I have heard some say that this is only being done in the research development phase to see how the vaccine works. However, Dr. Northrup is concerned it will be injected into recipients as one of the ingredients in the final vaccine to create a biomarker in your body.
As always, ask questions and do your own research. Don't take anything at face value. Be skeptical of everything you are told. That includes this doctor's perspective. Develop your own perspective on this and other issues by gathering as much information on subjects important to you as you can.
Dr. Northrup is skeptical of many vaccines and this interview was produced by Vaxxed which has an anti-vaccine perspective. Keep that in mind but listen to what this doctor has to say. In the end, it is your health and the health of your family that is at stake. What is right for you might not be the same as what politicians and public health officials are telling you is right for you.
If I have one complaint about President Trump it is that he has placed too much emphasis on the potential in a Covid vaccine. I understand why he has done it. It has been done to provide hope for the public that we are going to get beyond this pandemic sooner rather than later. However, I think it has been a mistake to have done so.
I could very well be wrong. We will find out in due course. In any event, Trump or Biden, Fauci, the FDA and CDC have a lot riding on this when the vaccine starts being distributed to the public.
One thing I am confident about is that there is information in this video that you have not heard anywhere else. Just as I am sure you had not heard that the vaccine is not even being developed to stop you from being infected with Covid.
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I also know that being well informed and looking out for yourself is the best prescription for staying healthy and safe.