Operation Warp Speed, like everything else connected to the official responses to Covid-19, has nothing to do with health and safety and everything to do with control and power. From James Grundvig at vaxxter.com:
“No vaccines… No vaccines… No vaccines…” the crowd chanted at a recent Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The loud chorus momentarily drowned out the president. A local news station caught the raucous moment. [1:24 minute mark.]
With more people waking up to the risks and dangers of the vaccines which have come under scrutiny since the start of the pandemic, what is the likelihood of successfully rolling out a “safe and effective” COVID-19 vaccine in record time?
Answering questions at a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing, in his best Nostradamus impression, Dr. Anthony Fauci said: “We predict that sometime by the end of this year, let’s say November or December, we will know whether or not these are safe and effective.”
Right. Less than one year to design, develop and plan study protocols; to create an adverse event tracking system; to move through three trial phases to win FDA approval; and to push the vaccines into the market. Indeed, that would be a world record for the 150-year history of immunization science. Despite more than ninety manufacturers and academic institutions entering the race, the rush to deliver a vaccine makes the pharma tagline, “safe and effective,” questionable at best.
Professors Peter Doshi and Eric Topol took the question a step further, publishing an Op-Ed in the New York Times on three leading COVID vaccine manufacturers in Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca, writing:
“According to the protocols for their studies, which they released late last week, a vaccine could meet the companies’ benchmark for success if it lowered the risk of mild Covid-19, but was never shown to reduce moderate or severe forms of the disease, or the risk of hospitalization, admissions to the intensive care unit or death.”
Operation ‘Warp Speed’—a name inspired by Star Trek for hyper-space travel—brought unlimited resources to the pharmaceutical industry. After all, it is a race against a deadly virus. Yet, the multi-trillion-dollar industry acts more like a cartel. For decades, Big Pharma has stifled vaccine innovation, stunted competition, and concentrated power. It controls all U.S. health agencies, hospital systems, and institutions of higher education. It has greased politicians on both sides of the aisle at every government level.
But now the fog surrounding the COVID vaccine race is lifting. By super fast-tracking development, President Trump put every aspect of the vaccine process out in the open for the world to see.