How did the concept of natural immunity become a political football? From Brian C. Joondeph, M.D. at americanthinker.com:
Natural immunity to disease is, or at least was, a well-known concept in medicine.
By disease, I mean viral infections. One can’t develop natural immunity to diseases like diabetes or heart failure. Many of us remember “chicken pox parties” where when one kid was infectious, he or she was invited over to play with your kids, so they all got infected and then they did not have to worry about getting chicken pox again, due to natural immunity.
The CDC defines it as follows: “Natural immunity is acquired from exposure to the disease organism through infection with the actual disease.” Contrast this to: “Vaccine-induced immunity is acquired through the introduction of a killed or weakened form of the disease organism through vaccination.”
Yet with the COVID pandemic, this basic and longstanding medical concept became a right-wing, Q-Anon conspiracy theory.
The below comment was recently posted on a C19 forum for doctors and researchers. The thesis of this researcher and pattern recognition expert is that we are rapidly approaching critical mass for a societal shift that will allow humanity to break free from the One World Government global tyranny.
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You all know me through my work in research, marketing, and strategy on the groups we have been mutually involved in. But you may not be aware that I am a trend spotter and pattern recognition expert. That is the core of my day job; using disparate data sources to separate signal from noise, consider the long tail of implications from those signals, and craft strategies to adapt to them. In one form or another, it’s how I have made my living for 25 years, and for the past few years I have tried to deploy those same skills to assist in our movement.
When they won’t release data, you can assume it undercuts their propaganda. Here’s a case in point, from Steve Kirsch at stevekirsch.substack.com:
This may well be the most important article I’ll write in 2023.
In this article, I publicly reveal record-level vax-death data from the “gold standard” Medicare database that proves that:
The vaccines are making it more likely that the elderly will die prematurely, not less likely
The risk of death remains elevated for an unknown period of time after you get the shot (we didn’t see it return to normal)
The CDC lied to the American people about the safety of these vaccines. They had access to this data the entire time and kept it hidden and said nothing.
If there is one article for you to share with your social network, this is the one.
Isn’t it a shame that none of the world’s governments make the vaccination-death records publicly available? My claim is that if they did that, it would end the debate instantly and prove to the world that the vaccines are unsafe. So that’s why they keep it locked up.
But apparently there is one whistleblower who is interested in data transparency.
I was able to authenticate the data by matching it with records I already had. And the analysis that I did on the data I received matches up with other analyses I have received previously.
The nice thing about this Medicare data is that nobody can claim that it is “unreliable.” Medicare is the unassailable “gold-standard” database. It’s the database that the CDC never wants us to see for some reason. They never even mention it. They pretend it doesn’t exist. So you know it is important.
Looking for some common sense about medicine? Keep reading. From Hardscrabble Farmer at theburningplatform:
Here’s a problem for epidemiologists; people like me.
They told so many lies and promulgated so many ridiculous solutions to their imaginary problems that a significant portion of the population- at least in terms of raw numbers- no longer believe in virology or its basic premise. I’d never encountered the term terrain theory before in my life and assumed, like most people, that illness spread the same way smoke from a fire operates, on a level you couldn’t see, but could be exposed to just by being in the same space.
I find that notion ridiculous now and it sounds a lot more like medieval style medicine than it does reality; vapors, humors and the like. Seeing how many horrible errors they made, if it was indeed motivated by goodwill rather than as a coordinated fraud at all levels, one could only conclude that most people in the medical field were ignorant of the most basic facts regarding human health.
Lockdowns, masks, and vaccines all did more harm than good, but even today the mainstream defends them. From Jeffrey A. Tucker at brownstone.org:
Jesus in the wilderness faced three temptations from the Devil himself: material comfort, fame, and power. Needless to say, he declined every temptation and passed all three trials.
So too did the couple seeking to enter the order of virtue in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. They blasted right through the tests of silence, isolation, and fear. In the opera, much celebration ensues.
Fairy tales too are often framed by three chances. The Miller’s daughter is given three chances to guess Rumpelstiltskin’s name, for example, and I’m sure you can think of other instances.
The final movement of the 6th “Tragic” Symphony by Gustav Mahler features three hammer blows, the third of which was later removed by the composer for superstitious reasons: the fear that the third signifies death. To this day, audiences wait in anticipation to see if the conductor will motion the percussionist to deploy the third or not. When he does not, the blow is even more conspicuous in its absence.
And here we are in year three of the times after the pandemic response sent our lives and those of billions into extraordinary upheaval. To most of us, it seems like a crazy blur of edicts, propaganda, revelations, fear, confusion, division, and shock, so much so that it is hard to keep the history straight. Indeed, many people just want everything forgotten or at least completely mis-remembered.
Daily, we are bombarded by fake history that we know is wrong. We lived through it. Brownstone has been accumulating all the receipts: the emails, speeches, edits, threats, impositions, demands, and so on. In the face of all this attempted revisionism, it’s hard to keep one’s bearing.
One way to think about these last three years is a succession of compliance tests: how much liberty and good sense are we willing to surrender to the regime and on what terms? The policies seem to be constructed for just that purpose.
As if to fit the model, they came in three great waves: lockdowns, masks, and vaccine mandates. Let’s examine all three stages and reflect on their demands and terms. It begins to make sense, at least from the point of view of those in control.
Natural immunity, or postinfection immunity, provided 76 percent protection against COVID-19-associated hospitalizations while Omicron was the dominant virus strain in the country, the researchers found. A primary series of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, in people without a prior infection, provided just 39 percent protection.
Natural immunity also lasted longer at higher levels than both primary series of vaccination and vaccination with a messenger RNA booster on top of a primary series, according to the study. During Omicron predominance, natural immunity against hospitalization was 74 percent 150 or more days after infection. A primary series without prior infection remained just 39 percent protective beyond 149 days, while three doses started at 81 percent protection but waned to just 31 percent after 150 or more days following the third dose.
“Protection from COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and/or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection against COVID-19-associated hospitalizations … regardless of variant [was high],” Catherine Bozio of the CDC and the other researchers said. SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19.
The agency, which recommends a primary series and a bivalent booster for virtually all Americans 6 months of age and older, regardless of prior infection, did not respond to an email asking if the study’s findings would lead to a recommendation change.
Robert Moffit, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health and Welfare Policy, told The Epoch Times that the study’s acknowledgment of natural immunity “is a very significant development.”
“Natural immunity has very direct relevance for federal policy, and really, the vaccine policy, particularly the enforcement of mandates on individuals, not only in the government but also the private sector,” he said.
This is a good article to red pill people on the vaccines who haven’t already been red pilled. From Spartacus at iceni.substack.com:
If someone you know is planning on taking a COVID-19 vaccine, here is why they shouldn’t do it, in a nutshell.
COVID-19 vaccines, particularly the mRNA platform behind the Pfizer and Moderna shots, were developed with shady DARPA biodefense money and venture capital funding, much of it going to a company that, for over a decade, had no commercial products whatsoever, whose CEO formerly worked for another company whose founder helped build the P4 lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. These injectables were obtained by our governments under contracts that absolve their manufacturers of any liability for the injuries they may cause.
PEGylated lipid nanoparticles are highly inflammatory synthetic oils conjugated with polyethylene glycol. These PEGylated lipids have been known to cause anaphylaxis in an unlucky few.
The messenger RNA itself in these vaccines is not anything like your own normal mRNA produced by your cell nuclei. It is pseudouridylated, with an isomer of uridine used in place of the regular uridine to trick your cells’ Toll-like receptors into not triggering inflammation or even detecting it. It is synthetically capped, which increases its stability and resistance to ribonucleases. They have absolutely no idea how long this stuff remains intact in the body and how long it keeps translating into protein. Because it is nucleoside-modified and synthetically capped, it behaves less like normal messenger RNA and more like teeny strands of non-biodegradable molecular bioplastic.
Science is free inquiry for the truth. There is no such thing as government science, a point el gato malo makes in this excellent article. From el gato malo at boriquagato.substack.com:
federal funding of science is not helping, it’s hurting
during the last 3 years of mister toad’s wild ride with “the science™” i think many were initially loathe to believe or even imagine the extent to which “the experts” constituted a captured class who stood not so much as a check on governmental policy but as amplifiers of it.
but none of this should be surprising. they are not independent and this is trebly so for “academics.” they are as beholden as medieval bards singing for their supper and 20 times as vain. so that is only going to go one way:
he who pays the piper shall inevitably call the tune.
add to this “gato’s equation™” and you get some spectacularly bad outcomes.
science + politics = political science
kinda obvious once you see it, huh?
and it’s not as though we were not warned. perhaps one of the most prescient pieces of oratory in american history was the eisenhower farewell address. ike really knocked the cover off that one. it’s mostly remembered for its warnings about the military industrial complex, but to my mind the far graver and more insightful admonition was this: (bold mine)
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Surgery and blood transfusion are risky enough without having to worry that the blood you’re receiving may have what you tried to avoid by not getting vaccinated. From Daniel Horowitz at conservativereview.com:
You might be part of that small percentage of adults who were smart enough to avoid the COVID gene therapy and lucky enough not to have it forced upon you to keep your job. But what happens if you ever need blood in the hospital? Or what about those who got the jabs but were lucky enough to have the spike protein leave their systems without much harm? What if you were forced to accept more spike protein through blood transfusions due to a medical emergency? New research points to the imperative for state lawmakers to pass laws requiring that blood banks screen out spike protein from the blood supply.
Danish microbiologists published a shocking finding this week in the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. They took samples of blood from 108 hepatitis C patients, and one of the discoveries was that “full-length or traces of SARS-CoV-2 spike mRNA vaccine sequences were found in blood up to 28 days after COVID-19 vaccination.”
Lest you think that they were picking up on spike protein from natural infection still lingering in the blood, the researchers meticulously distinguished not just between infection- and vaccine-induced spike protein, but even between the genetic codes of Pfizer and Moderna. It turns out five of those detected were positive for the Pfizer nucleotides and five had the Moderna ones.
“To our knowledge, our study is the first to detect Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine sequences in blood after vaccination, and therefore provides new knowledge regarding the timeframe in which the mRNA can be detected,” observed the authors.
You may want to sit down. It’s a shocker, but Saint Anthony Fauci may have lied, or at least misspoke. From HART at hartgroup.org:
Facts previously dismissed as misinformation now admitted
On 11 January 2023 a paper was published in Cell Host & Microbe titled “Rethinking next-generation vaccines for coronaviruses, influenza viruses, and other respiratory viruses”.
There are just 3 authors, one of whom is Anthony Fauci, who served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from 1984 to 2022, and the chief medical advisor to the President from 2021 to 2022.
Fauci is generally regarded as one of the key architects of the USA’s – and therefore the world’s – response to the pandemic, including pushing for the emergency authorisation and rollout of the Covid vaccines, and the formulation of policies which exerted huge pressure on citizens in nearly all countries to be injected with these products or else face sanctions, ranging from social ostracisation via the use of “vaccine passport” schemes, through to job losses, and even fines merely for being unvaccinated.
Fauci made some bold claims about the Covid vaccines in order to justify such coercive policies, including that they would prevent infections and limit transmission of the virus to others. These claims were then picked up by political leaders worldwide and used to justify their own policies, even when – from early data – it became obvious that the vaccines did not prevent infections or reduce the viral load of those infected.
This latest article, therefore, has quite rightly raised some eyebrows because of the astonishing concessions it contains, amongst which are the following:
Of the influenza vaccines, the authors note:
As of 2022, after more than 60 years of experience with influenza vaccines, very little improvement in vaccine prevention of infection has been noted. As pointed out decades ago, and still true today, the rates of effectiveness of our best approved influenza vaccines would be inadequate for licensure for most other vaccine-preventable diseases.
The authors then draw parallels between the vaccines for covid and those for influenza:
The vaccines for these two very different viruses [covid19 and influenza] have common characteristics: they elicit incomplete and short-lived protection against evolving virus variants that escape population immunity.
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