Will the Vaccinated Do the Right Thing and Mask Up or Stay Home?

This blog entry has been revised (August 3, 2021) to include links to research supporting its arguments and to clarify the problem of vaccine-resistant variants.

The Hill reported yesterday that, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the amount of virus in delta cases among the vaccinated is “almost identical” to the unvaccinated. Will the vaccinated do the right thing and mask up or stay home? Today’s blog continues the spate of COVID-19 blogs of late: On Herd Immunity, Establishment Disinformation, and Gain-of-Function; Anthony Fauci’s Noble Lying; The Official Vaccine Narrative Completely Falls Apart; “COVID-19 is Worse than the Flu”—For Whom?; and The Communitarian Nightmare We Feared is Here.

Since the mantra of mass vaccination has been about altruism, that is about not being selfish, you know, “be a good person and get vaccinated so as not to infect others,” now that we know vaccinated people walk around with the same viral load as unvaccinated people and can infect other people, can we depend on the vaccinated to wear masks, socially distance, and generally stay away from public places in order to protect all those who can’t have or don’t want the vaccine?

Dr. Fauci taking issue with something or another

At my university, and this is pretty standard across the nation, the policy is that those who have been vaccinated don’t have to wear masks and are excused from routine testing, whereas those who haven’t must wear masks and submit to routine testing, thus othering the unvaccinated, marking them as pariah. But we now know that the vaccinated walk around spreading the virus. So why aren’t they compelled to wear masks and submit to routine testing?

Since, as Fauci says, most vaccinated carriers (and there are tens of thousands of them and they are all around us) have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic (which is true for the unvaccinated, as well), then, without testing, we have silent spreaders of COVID-19. The false sense of security that vaccines confer (instead of immunity) means that the vaccinated are a great risk to public safety.

The great irony here is that those who told us to get vaccinated so we could reopen society—who literally held our freedom hostage until we got jabbed—are the ones who will very likely close society again. We appear to have reached herd immunity in late December/early January when case numbers plummeted. As we approached 50 percent vaccination, the cases started rising again. They are now skyrocketing (see chart). The vaccinated may be driving the mutation of the virus, since it is the nature of viruses to mutate to get around barriers to transmission.

Cases are skyrocketing as the mass vaccination program proceeds

The media is slowly waking up to the bad news. We are watching the pivot unfold before our eyes. The Business Insider reports, “According to research published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, vaccinated people—counterintuitively—play a key role in that risk.” This is counterintuitive only because authorities have kept information from the public and marginalize those who try to educate people. As the story goes: “transmission among vaccinated people could lead to new variants that evade vaccines.”

The New York Times responds to this with surprise, as if it’s a twist, as if what we have thought all along has suddenly be upended. The Times reports that “the revelation follows a series of other recent findings about the Delta variant that have upended scientists’ understanding of the coronavirus.” But it is really that surprising? Not if you understand basic evolutionary principle. Those who do have been warning us about this all along. They just don’t happen to be on the dole Fauci administers.

But the pivot is incomplete and the wrong conclusion drawn: “The researchers concluded that, in an environment where Delta is spreading among all people—regardless of vaccination status—it is imperative to get more people vaccinated immediately to prevent the emergence of a new vaccine-resistant variant.” So the virus has more petri dishes to play in? Are they crazy?

They must pivot more quickly. Vaccine resistance is not associated with the unvaccinated. Vaccine resistance is driven by vaccines. You know this already. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is the consequence of widespread use of antibiotics. That’s why you only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary. Imagine the folly of mass prophylactic use of antibiotics and you have some idea of the magnitude of the error here.

The vaccines should have only been given to the very old and the very sick where the risk from COVID-19 was greater than these experimental vaccine. The rest of the population should have been treated with therapeutics. The proportion of the population who was vaccinated should always have remained small and closely monitored. The idea that any of us should be compelled to take this shot is not only offensive to medical ethics but likely to prolong and potentially worsen the pandemic.

We are told to hurry up and get vaccinated before the mutations overwhelm the vaccine. What we now know—in fact, we knew this last year, early in the pandemic—is that it is quite likely that it is the vaccine that is mutating the virus such that it will overwhelm vaccine efficacy, efficacy the authorities quite obvious greatly exaggerated. I agree with Dr. Robert Malone that authorities should shut down the mass vaccination program. They mustn’t be allowed to turn our children into factories generating mutant strains of coronavirus.

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What the evidence of this claim, as well as the problem of antibody-dependent enhancement? I have been relying mostly on the testimony of Dr. Robert Malone. Dr. Malone is a virologist and immunologist and the inventor of the mRNA platform used in the most popular of these vaccines. Malone’s arguments concerning the problem of antibody-dependent enhancement (a phenomenon in which virus-specific antibodies enhance the entry and replication of a virus) and the role of a leaky vaccine in provoking the rise of new variants are not speculation, but concerns resting on a body of literature. Here are some studies reporting on ADE and the role of vaccines in generating variants.

In September 2020, Wen She Lee and associates published “Antibody-dependent enhancement and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies” in Nature Microbiology. If you understand the peer-reviewed process, which is quite complicated and time consuming (for good reason), this information was known early in the pandemic. From the article: “Data from the study of SARS-CoV and other respiratory viruses suggest that anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies could exacerbate COVID-19 through antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).” The researchers base their arguments on previous experience with “respiratory syncytial virus and dengue virus vaccine studies revealed human clinical safety risks related to ADE, resulting in failed vaccine trials.” Malone has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 was never evaluated for ADE, despite an extensive record of failure with respect to coronavirus vaccines. He uses the dengue virus vaccines as a case study in vaccine failure.

In his article “Two Different Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) Risks for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies,” published February 2021 in Frontiers of Immunology, well after the appearance of the vaccines, Darrell Ricke, reports on the problem with ADE specifically with respect to coronavirus, writing, “Development of vaccines to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and other coronavirus has been difficult to create due to vaccine induced enhanced disease responses in animal models.” Because of the problem of ADE, he emphasizes the “importance of developing safe SARS-CoV-2 T cell vaccines that are not dependent upon antibodies.” Again, these vaccines were rushed to market and given emergency use authorization by the FDA. We do not know the long term effects of these vaccines. Yet they are vaccinating those twelve year of age and older despite the fact that healthy and young people are not at particular risk of disease or death from this virus.

In their article “Imperfect Vaccination Can Enhance the Transmission of Highly Virulent Pathogens,” published in July 2015 in PLOS Biology, Andrew Read and associates identify a problem with vaccines in facilitating mutation and the emergence of variants by interfering with the process of natural selection. It is well understood than, in nature, evolutionary processes “remove highly lethal pathogens if host death greatly reduces transmission.” In other words, a successful virus is a virus that does not kill or disable its host, but one that leaves the host well enough to interact with other organisms and transmit the virus. To increase fitness, viruses become less lethal over time. It follows that “[v]accines that keep hosts alive but still allow transmission could thus allow very virulent strains to circulate in a population.”

The researchers show experimentally that immunization against Marek’s disease virus enhances the fitness of more virulent strains, which in turn makes possible the transmission of hyper-pathogenic strains. The authors explain the problem and draw the following conclusion: “Immunity elicited by direct vaccination or by maternal vaccination prolongs host survival but does not prevent infection, viral replication or transmission, thus extending the infectious periods of strains otherwise too lethal to persist. Our data show that anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts.”

Vaccines that allow infection and transmission of viruses are known as “leaky vaccines.” In contrast, “perfect vaccines” mimic the immunity that humans naturally develop after contracting the virus or having the disease the vaccines attempt to defeat. In an article in Healthline, Andrew Reed identifies other leaky vaccines that explain the rise of more virulent strains of a virus. “The most virulent strain of avian influenza now decimating poultry flocks worldwide can kill unvaccinated birds in just under three days,” Read said, because the vaccine against avian influenza is a leaky one. “In the United States and Europe,” he said, “the birds that get avian influenza are culled, so no further evolution of the virus is possible.” Human deaths from avian influenza virus have been reported in China, so understanding variant production in vaccinated animal reservoirs is vital. In light of the risks, Healthline recommends: “Rigorous testing and vigilant monitoring of next-generation vaccines to prevent the evolution of more-virulent strains of viruses.” And this brings us back to Dr. Malone’s concern about the way the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were rolled out. The consequences can be seen in the chart I provided above.

Published in late July, in Rates of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and vaccination impact the fate of vaccine-resistant strains, published in Scientific Reports late July 2021, Simon Rella and associates report that “the emergence of vaccine-resistant strains may come too rapidly for current vaccine developments to alleviate the health, economic and social consequences of the pandemic.” This is the finding that shook up everybody, findings that came with a recommendation that caused the CDC to again change its policy: “Our results suggest that policymakers and individuals should consider maintaining non-pharmaceutical interventions and transmission-reducing behaviors throughout the entire vaccination period.” In other words, those who have been vaccinated should mask up and socially distance. As carriers of potentially more virulent SARS-CoV-2 variants, the vaccinated put the unvaccinated at risk for infection and disease.

At the very least, the vaccines, by leaving enough individuals well enough to walk around and more effectively spread this virus, the mass vaccination program exacerbated the effects of the delta variant. If you have been vaccinated, knowing now that your viral load is the same as the unvaccinated, will you mask up or stay home?

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Read the entire thread. Pete speaks for a lot of people who cannot or should not be vaccinated. Understand that not everybody’s doctor is on top of things like Pete’s doctor is. Given philosophy, ignorance, sell-out, and extraordinary degree of social coercion, many doctors won’t give their patients exemptions or explain to them risk : benefit. The media wants to make it feel like those refusing vaccines are nutters. This is a hateful propaganda campaign. There are many people out there who, because of allergies and autoimmune disorders, should not take this vaccine, and shame on those who try to pressure them into taking a shot. These scientistic woke scolds need to get over their narcism and pathological desire to virtue signal and work on empathy, humanity, and compassion.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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