Coming in the wake of President Ramaphosa’s appeal for everyone to have the vaccine, the report that the health regulator has granted approval for children as young as 12 to be given the Pfizer Covid vaccine (the POST, September 15-19) should worry all who appreciate how unscientific this narrative is.
On 23 August 2021, the FDA of the USA issued a statement qualifying its stance on the Pfizer vaccine. It stated that it was not fully approved by the FDA and had been issued only an EUA permit, that is for ‘Emergency Use Authorisation’ on the understanding that Pfizer was fully indemnified against any adverse reactions.
Then on 1 September 2021, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement clarifying the definition of a vaccine. It termed it “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” Significantly, the CDC did not state that the vaccine immunised a person and that having the jab certified immunity. In that context, Biden’s vaccine edict applicable to 100 million American employees – “We have to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated” – implies vaccination is no guarantee of immunity.
Further to the vaccine question, Dr Fauci was unable to answer CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr Sanjay Gupta, why a Covid-recovered person would need a vaccine. Gupta cited an Israeli study which showed that natural immunity was 27 times more effective than a vaccine.
A worrying development is the occurrence of a variant of Covid in persons already vaccinated. Many American doctors are now questioning whether the booster shots are serving to perpetuate viral mutations. In Israel, where almost everyone has been vaccinated and people are already lining up for their fourth booster shot, fresh Covid cases are rife.
What needs to be appreciated is that just as we have had state capture in South Africa, the world has been subjected to regulatory capture by Big Pharma. Allied with corrupt politicians, the mass media and sections of the medical fraternity, vaccines are being promoted as the ‘get out of jail’ route.
While none of the vaccines has been subjected to rigorous testing and the CDC has conceded that their efficacy in promoting immunity cannot be validated, there are increasing reports of their adverse effects, including death. Thus, in the light of the above, besides being unnecessary given the fact that the recovery rate from Covid is 97%, is the unscientific vaccine narrative worth the risk?
Published in The Post September 15 2021