Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.
Following “the science” is for children and idiots.
Are you starting to see how the gears of the machine work?
2023-09-17. Emphasis added.
The FDA last week approved updated boosters based on data showing they generated antibodies and past studies purportedly demonstrating that the original vaccine and earlier booster versions worked. But these are large extrapolations based on flimsy evidence. No placebo-controlled trials have shown the boosters are effective, and studies on prior boosters systemically suffer from what scientists call “healthy user bias”—the process by which healthier people, who are more likely to receive a treatment, skew retrospective analyses.
One widely cited study from Israel found people who got the first boosters were 90% less likely to die of Covid within a 54-day period. Yet scientists from Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco, who analyzed the data estimated that those who didn’t get boosters were also 94.8% more likely to die of non-Covid causes during the same period.[absolute numbers matter, but it shows how misleading things can be]
Criticism of the FDA’s rush to roll out boosters for everyone, regardless of risk, isn’t coming only from partisans. One of the most vocal critics has been UCSF epidemiologist Vinay Prasad, an avowed Bernie Sanders supporter, who has also ridiculed shaky evidence used to support mask mandates and lockdowns.
“The standard for truth and misinformation must be consistent,” Dr. Prasad wrote in a recent Substack post. “It is concerning when news outlets permit political scientists to lie to promote a dubious vaccination campaign that is not followed by peer nations.” The U.K. and Australia haven’t recommended boosters for healthy people under 65.
University of Pennsylvania professor Paul Offit, a leading vaccine advocate, has also criticized the weak evidence public-health officials have used to support updated boosters, especially for those at low risk. Officials have adopted a position of “absolutism,” he recently explained on a University of Iowa podcast, because “when you show that you’re in any sense questioning, it looks bad.”
Never mind that questioning the “science” is how science works.
WIND: got your Big Pharma profits Jab yet?
I haven’t had a flu vaccine in ~10 years. And I have not gotten the flu in all those years either. Must be pure luck.
Dr. Malone accused the FDA of flouting its own rules and "going rogue" by green-lighting updated COVID-19 vaccines with limited clinical trial data.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has "gone rogue," according to virologist Dr. Robert Malone, who accused the federal agency of sacrificing its own rules and regulations with its decision to recommend the latest batch of COVID-19 boosters, which only have limited clinical trial data attesting to their efficacy and safety.
Dr. Malone made the remarks in an interview with EpochTV's "Crossroads" program on Sept. 11, the day that the FDA cleared new COVID-19 vaccines in a bid to counter the waning effectiveness of the currently available shots.
"It's difficult to conclude anything other than the FDA is no longer feeling bound by their own rules and regulations," Dr. Malone said. "The term is—they've gone rogue."
"There's essentially no data," Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said at a recent news conference, where he suggested that people might be better off passing on the new round of shots.
"Not only that, but there are a lot of red flags," Dr. Ladapo added, while pointing to studies finding that the effectiveness of the vaccines turns negative over time.
“There's been no clinical trial done in human beings showing that it benefits people, there's been no clinical trial showing that it is a safe product for people."
He also noted that studies have linked previous versions of the COVID-19 vaccine to cardiac problems such as heart inflammation.
"It's truly irresponsible for FDA, CDC, and others to be championing something ... when we don't know the implications of it," Dr. Ladapo said.
WIND: as a wholly captured subsidiary of Big Pharma, turning a blind eye to reality is the FDA’s game—I see nothing new here other than the gears of the machine being more exposed.
2023-09-23. Emphasis added.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is refusing to release updated information on reported cases of myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination.
The labels for the new vaccines say they can cause myocarditis.
"Postmarketing data with authorized or approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccines demonstrate increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly within the first week following vaccination," the labels state. While some people have recovered, others have not. The labels also say, "Information is not yet available about potential long-term sequelae."
WIND: individuals should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Organizations and especially the government should be presumed guilty until proven otherwise by transparent release of information—only children and idiots think otherwise.
Getting a gene therapy Jab for the common cold is idiotic for almost everyone.