The Definition of Insanity: Boosting in the Face of Omicron

A headline from CNBC today: “Omicron significantly reduces Covid antibody protection in small study of Pfizer vaccine recipients.” This is what happens when you mass vaccinate into the teeth of a pandemic. It works like the mass-level use of antibiotics prophylactically. Pathogens evolve to get around immunity. Since the mRNA platform only instructs the body to manufacture a toxic spike (or S) protein (which is why there are so many injuries from the product—see Follow Only Approved Science) and doesn’t expose the body to the pathogen’s entire genome, only a few mutations are needed to effectively get around immunity. Only infection can generate a robust immune response (or perhaps a better vaccine, but that takes years and shareholders need bigger dividends).

Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Omicron has more than 30 mutations in the spike alone, which explains why there is a more than forty-fold reduction in the efficacy in the Pfizer platform. Fortunately, Omicron appears to be milder than previous variants, which is also explained by evolution. To shorthand this, in order to increase their chance of spreading their genome, viruses want to infect their hosts without significantly reducing interactions among hosts. As a result, viruses mutate towards greater contagiousness and lesser severity. Still, they have the hardest time trying to evade natural immunity. In its research, Pfizer finds that those who have been infected enjoy greater protection from severe illness from Omicron. Again, this is because of the more robust immunity conferred by infection. Never to miss out on a chance to move product, however, Pfizer insists that your natural immunity will be even better with one of their boosters.

Guess who told you that the virus would mutate around a leaky vaccine? Me. I told you this several months ago (see links below). I don’t take credit for this. This was what Dr. Robert Malone warned us about from the start of the pandemic. Dr. Malone is the inventor of the mRNA platform. He understood that the vaccine was leaky and not durable. What did Dr. Malone recommend instead of mass vaccination? Vaccinate those at special risk from the virus and use therapeutics to treat serious cases while allowing the rest of the population to contract the virus. We would already have been through this pandemic months ago if people had listened to Dr. Malone and hundreds of other doctors and scientists who told us essentially the same thing. But how could people know this (whether they listen is a different matter) when the media censored this information and deplatformed those who tried to tell us about it?

So here we are two years later with a new variant sweeping the planet. Tragedy compounding tragedy is that they are telling you that the reason the virus is still here is because of the unvaccinated. They are spreading the lie that the mutations occur in the unvaccinated. That’s untrue (Anthony Fauci’s Noble Lying; Will the Vaccinated Do the Right Thing and Mask Up or Stay Home?). They know about antibody-dependent enhancement (The Unpleasantness of Viruses versus the Tyranny of Technocracy). But they are not guided by objective science. They are moved by profit and control (The Delta Crest and the Campaign to Dull Our Empathy; Biden’s Biofascist Regime). They’re asking you to do more of what prolonged this pandemic. This is the definition of insanity: repeating what doesn’t work.

Alongside vaccines and boosters, perhaps there is no greater example of insanity that the wearing of surgical and cloth masks. In What Lies Behind the Mask? Technocratic Desire, published back in May of 2020, I argued that, if masks work, we shouldn’t promote them generally since they would hamper the spread the of virus and thus interfere with the process of naturally-acquired herd immunity, which we know now (and really knew then) is what is required for moving from a pandemic life to a one where SARS-CoV-2 and its many variants are an endemic part of the human experience, just as it is with adenovirus, influenza, other coronaviruses, and rhinovirus, and all their variants. I also pointed out, as the title of the essay indicates, that the wearing of masks is a reflection of technocratic desire (this is the main function).

In the meantime, I have learned that masks don’t work. In Masks and COVID-19: Are You Really Protected, penned back in September, I leaned on the experts who actually study this stuff, namely industrial hygienists. I have just run across yet another scientific article, Unmasking the surgeons: the evidence base behind the use of facemasks in surgery, published in 2015, that despite the ubiquitous use of surgical facemarks in surgical practice, used because they “have long been thought to confer protection to the patient from wound infection and contamination from the operating surgeon and other members of the surgical staff” and, moreover, because they are believed to provide “protection of the theatre staff from patient-derived blood/bodily fluid splashes,” that “overall there is a lack of substantial evidence to support claims that facemasks protect either patient or surgeon from infectious contamination.” In other words, surgical masks are ritual not science.

Yet a lot of science is sketchy. According to ScienceNews, “A massive 8-year effort finds that much cancer research can’t be replicated.” So as it is in social science, so it is in medical science. Why is science even necessary? In his article, “The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They’re not being used properly,” CNN’s Rob Picheta reports: “Pandemics fade out of view as a result of human efforts like vaccine development, contact tracing, genomic analysis, containment measures and international cooperation.” This has almost never been true. The vast majority of pandemics take care of themselves. This is the Promethean spirit of corporate state scientism speaking through its chief propaganda organ.

Meanwhile, in Germany….

Jordan Peterson in error uses his middle name. Those of you who study the Holocaust will know him by Christopher Browning. Browning’s book is called Ordinary Men. (Read also Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen. I have an essay on the subject in the Journal of Black Studies you may find useful. You can find a version of the essay on my blog titled “Agency and Motive in Lynching and Genocide.” I try to make my academic work accessible to a general audience. Don’t ever buy a journal article of mine online. I will not receive a penny from it. Drop me a line and I will see if I can hook you up.)

I want to close this essay with a confession. I misjudged Peterson because I was too embedded in academic culture. At times I criticized him in an ignorant way. But not nearly as ignorant of those around me. Academic culture is corporate state ideology for the professional-managerial strata whose function it is to administer the technocratic order (see Refining the Art and Science of Propaganda in an Era of Popular Doubt and Questioning). A man like Peterson blows up the narrative they promulgate. They loathe him for this reason.

The further I get away from that damned culture the clearer my mind becomes. I am at the point that I can see that what I was inside appears to be the domain of cluster B personality types who became stuck in the mentality of the high school snob clique. (I have written about this here: Living at the Borderline—You are Free to Repeat After Me and here: Disordering Bodies for Disordered Minds and here: The Cynical Appeal to Expertise.) It was not always this way. The deformation of the university is a product of the last fifty years. As we can see, this deformation comes with dangerous potential.

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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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