Opinion

Will the 'Unvaxxed' Have the Last Laugh?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2022 12:01 AM
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Will the 'Unvaxxed' Have the Last Laugh?

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For over a year now, the messaging from our “health experts” and government leaders has been as dreary as it has been monotonal: Take the covid “vaccine” or die.

That talking point was reiterated by President Biden* just a few weeks ago when he warned the “unvaxxed” would face “a winter of severe disease and death.” And that was before New Jersey’s resident rodent meteorologist, Milltown Mel, shuffled off this mortal coil just prior to Groundhog Day. So I guess that means, in New Jersey at least, another six weeks of severe disease and death.

Originally, of course, we were told the mRNA injections would prevent people from contracting the disease. “If you get vaccinated, you won’t get covid” was the mantra recited for months, in various forms and multiple forums, by Drs. Fauci, Walensky, and Murthy, President Biden*, and many others. We were also assured that sufficiently jabbed people don’t spread the virus, with Fauci claiming the injections constitute a “dead end for covid.”

It's important not to forget those statements, as the same people now insist they never promised any such thing. Perhaps that’s because, in the face of overwhelming evidence, they’ve been forced to admit jabbed people can and do get covid and can and do give it to others. Said Walensky just a few weeks ago, “what [the vaccines] can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.” Even Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was forced to acknowledge that his products now offer “limited, in any, protection.”

But what about the vaunted “death benefit” from the mRNA injections? They still protect against serious illness and death, right? Well, yes, that does seem to be the case—but the effect is waning fast. Moreover, the claim itself comes with several asterisks.

There have always been questions about how we count “covid deaths,” as both the CDC and the UK’s National Health Service have recently acknowledged. But if anything, those problems have been amplified in the way we differentiate between “vaccinated” and “unvaccinated” deaths.

For one thing, the most commonly cited number to prove “vaccine efficacy”—“90 percent of covid deaths are among the unvaccinated”—is fundamentally flawed because it goes back to the earliest days of the injections when almost no one had gotten them. Obviously, nearly all who died of (or with) covid in January and February of 2021 were “unvaccinated.”

Moreover, our health officials have been engaged for over a year in a kind of statistical sleight of hand, categorizing people who have taken the injections as “unvaccinated” up until 14 days after their second shot, which means at least five or six weeks have passed since their first shot. In doing so, they ignore evidence that the shots actually make people more susceptible to the virus in the short term. So if you contract covid after getting both shots, but prior to the closing of the 14-day window, and then die, you are considered an “unvaccinated” death. (They’re playing this same trick with the booster shots, too.)

This method also does not account for those who die as a result of immediate adverse reactions to the shots. Such deaths are generally numbered among the “unvaccinated,” even though it was the “vaccine” that killed them. But that’s a topic for another day.

Another fact the Covidians like to conveniently gloss over is that most people who die from covid, still, are elderly and/or infirm. In many cases, they’re already at death’s door, too sick even to be injected, which for them would simply hasten the inevitable with no appreciable benefit. Yet when they do die, they’re chalked up as “unvaccinated.” That clearly skews the numbers. 

Unfortunately for the vaccinators, the “death benefit” narrative is beginning to erode, much like the “you won’t get covid” narrative before it. The latest statistics out of the UK (whose numbers are more accurate and honest than ours, although still not completely transparent), as broken down by Igor Chudov on Substack, show protection against death waning in all age groups, week over week, by an average of seven percent. Worst is the 40-49 age group, which just saw a 12 percent decline.

In addition, the director of the coronavirus ward at Israel’s Ichilov Hospital, Prof. Jacob Giris, reports that at his institution, “between 70 and 80 percent of…severe cases are vaccinated” and boosted, with “at least three injections.” He goes on to conclude, in an interview with a local news channel, that “the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness.”

And then there’s this: a new study out of The Netherlands claims to have determined the reason for the apparent “death benefit”—and it’s not good news. As you may recall, way back at the beginning of the pandemic, we were told it's often not the coronavirus itself that kills but rather the immune system’s extreme overreaction to the virus—the “cytokine storm.” Remember that?

Well, the Dutch researchers think they know why the injections seem to prevent some deaths: because they impede the immune system’s response to the point where such extreme reactions are less likely. From the study: “We observed a significant reduction in the production of IFN-a (Interferon-alpha, a primary cytokine) secreted after…the administration of the second dose of the vaccine. This may hamper the initial innate immune response against the virus.”

So, yeah. There you go. The injections might—emphasis on might—provide some short-term protection against serious illness and death, although that benefit appears to be disappearing fast. But at what cost? The potentially permanent suppression of your immune system?

Since most healthy people aren’t even at serious risk from the disease, that seems like a high price to pay. And it may well be that, when the pandemic itself is a distant memory, those who refused the shots and came through okay will be much better off in the long run than their incessantly “vaxxed” fellow citizens.