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why there isn’t going to be a covid vaccine, by el gato malo

Vaccines don’t do much good against rapidly mutating viruses. From el gato malo at boriquagato.substack.com:

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vaccines are not magic.

they cannot do or elicit that which your body cannot do.

they do not kill or stop or even affect viruses.

all vaccines do is train your immune system to recognize a pathogen and learn a response to prevent it from infecting you.

you store the information on how to make antibodies and how to trigger T-cells etc.

but ALL the vaccines that really do stop you from contracting and spreading diseases have one thing in common:

they work on a “one and done” virus that does not mutate.

measles, smallpox, chicken pox, mumps, rubella, these are all diseases where you get them once and (barring extreme immune suppression or rare malfunction) you never get them again.

this is the realm of plausible vaccine candidates.

a vaccine cannot teach you to do something that you could not otherwise do. it’s just intended to be a safer way to do this that can teach you to resist infection without running the risk of getting infected. we can argue about how good at this which ones are, but it does not change a bigger point:

if your body could not, all by itself, get a disease, recover from it, then never get it again due to acquired immunity, the idea that a vaccine using any currently known modality can allow you to do so is deeply implausible, probably impossible.

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How Little Clerks Become Mass Murderers, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

They’re just following orders. From Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

Look, we get it. The people working at institutions such as the FDA and CDC were anonymous nobodies with science degrees for as long as they can remember, just following protocols written by others, and getting relatively well paid. And then Covid came, and everyone looked at them to save the nation. Especially the government and the pharmaceutical industry. And they exert a lot of pressure.

Pressure to ditch established protocols in particular. Because those stand between them and enormous amounts of profits and political power. So, yeah, we get that part. But these little clerks and their little managers are the last bastion to keep Americans safe from dangerous abuses from the nation’s chemical giants, so there can be huge amounts of American lives at stake. So ditching protocols and good practice is never really an option. You would think. Until now.

On August 5 (last update) this was still up on clinicaltrials.gov (U.S. National Library of Medicine) for the Pfizer trials:

May 2 2023. But the trial will be finished around August 25 2021 (just as Dr. Fauci has been “predicting“ for weeks now). Which leads to the somewhat bizarre paradoxical conclusion that as the FDA declares the vaccine “Safe”, at the same time it declares the opposite. Because there has been no time for the study of medium- to long term effects of the substance; they just skipped over those entirely.

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