Do The COVID Shots Work Against Omicron?
The story is unraveling, folks. Get some popcorn and watch the rats jumping ship.
How well do the SARS-CoV-2 shots work against the Omicron virus variant? The Danish study results shown in the graph found the Pfizer and Moderna shots provide some protection for a couple months, followed by a higher risk of infection than no shots at all. I don’t call that “working.” I certainly wouldn’t call the shots a “vaccine” against the Omicron variant of COVID, based on this study and other data.
Omicron is reported as the dominate strain spreading in the U.S. and in much of the world. The percentage of Omicron cases in the U.S. according to the CDC is 73% (12/18/21) or 58.6% (12/25/21) or 23% (12/28/21) or 95.4% (1/1/22). Somewhere around there, I suppose.
I’ll conclude Omicron is rising and prevalent — taking the CDC’s 3-digit-accuracy numbers with a grain of salt at best. It is likely an increasing, changing number. Much of the world is also reporting high rates of Omicron and declining Delta variant, so there’s confirmation.
What is clear is that the reported case numbers are quite high as I write this. Far higher than we were promised. I am old enough to remember the Moderna/Pfizer/Fauci/NIH dream team’s emphatic statements that the shots are “100% effective,” that all we need to do to eliminate the virus is to convince a sufficient percentage of people to get the shots. Or force people to take the shots, if compliance isn’t good enough to maintain Moderna’s skyrocketing stock price. Or good enough for Fauci, MSNBC, or our president, but then I repeat myself. Two shots, now three (soon to be four) will make us immune as a society — remember? Actually, anyone old enough to listen to the news last March should remember.
But as it turns out, records are being set with high rates of adults infected with COVID — after having received two and even three Pfizer or Moderna shots. The “fully vaccinated” folks are getting the illness right now. A lot of them. Expect the definitions of “fully vaccinated” to change again.
In the U.S. overall, the Mayo Clinic’s data on positive COVID test rates was relatively steady, with a slow climb from 5% to 7% for November. Between December 1st and January 11th, it gradually and steadily climbed from 7% to 29%.
On January 7th, 2022, the CDC reported “COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States.” The CDC said this “surge is driven by the Omicron variant.”
Rather than pay underserved attention to the claims of the CDC, NIH, NIAID, and Tony Fauci on how great the shots work and why I should get a couple of them, I read some reports from more rigorous groups. Say, pay more attention to groups that do not have the primary mission of a marketing arm for patentable drugs sold by U.S. pharmaceutical companies. This leaves out all the U.S. government agencies Fauci has sway with, along with most or all of the government-medical complex businesses in the U.S. getting a piece of the 3/4 of a trillion in tax dollars Fauci has dolled out in his decades of “service.”
In one example, for a study containing the bar graph image here, the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna shots against Omicron was conducted in Denmark. It used nationwide data, which included about 6,000 cases identified as Omicron.
The VE (“vaccine effectiveness”) of the Denmark study statistically showed some protection on average up to about 3 months. From 1 to 90 days after getting the shots, positive mean values of VE were found, as shown by the mean indication dots on the range bars. Positive VE in Denmark says that having had the shots within the previous three months provides some protection, declining toward zero over the period.
After 90 days, the VE of this study goes negative for both Pfizer and Moderna shots. In the data for 91 to 150 days after getting the shots, the VE is negative and is large. This data says that statistically “fully vaccinated” people in Denmark have been MORE likely to get Omicron than those who never had the shots, and by a significant margin.
After six months with the two Pfizer shots, the Denmark VE is negative, and larger than the positive VE soon after getting the shots. In other words, with Pfizer, the data says one has a higher statistical risk of getting COVID at the 6-month point than the amount of protection the shots provide just after getting them. Hmmm…
Moderna shots show the same story, though with a lower positive VE at the start and lower negative VE at the end. In other words, Moderna provides less protection at the outset and less risk of infection after six months. Should the shot people say “thanks” to the Moderna/Fauci team for the less higher risk?
The Denmark study summary is here. It’s a bit technical but is a short read with clear info on their original data. Please check it out.
Other examples of a lack of effectiveness and high case rates among those who got the shots compared to shot-free folks are available. Alternative media sources are generally needed to find them. Don’t expect the Big Pharma lapdogs of mainstream TV news to tell you what is really going on with the shots. Remember, pharmaceutical companies are a major advertiser on most legacy media outlets, if not the largest. “Brought to you by Pfizer” should be a tag line on every evening TV news report, and every statement released by NIH.
As far as reliable news on the COVID shots goes, anyone else find it interesting that the Chairman of Thompson Reuters Foundation is on the board of directors of Pfizer? James C. Smith was president and CEO of Thompson Reuters Corporation from 2012 until 2020, and has also been a Pfizer director since 2014. When I can get a detailed bio of the CEO of a news agency from the Pfizer website, I get curious (the reference link is to Pfizer.com). Which one is Smith’s side gig, Reuters or Pfizer? Talk about the need for a tagline! “This report brought to you by Pfizer.”
But I digress. Just be careful out there, folks. Back to the main point.
Anecdotally, the inter-webs are full of stories of those with two and three shots getting COVID. I assume I am not the only one with shot-free friends who recovered from prior infection reporting large numbers of two-shot coworkers currently out with COVID. A “fully vaccinated” deployed U.S. Navy ship holed up in port due to a high number of crew members off duty with COVID. Countries with high-percentage adults with the shots have high case rates.
The story is unraveling. Get some popcorn and watch the rats leaving the sinking ship.
I won’t venture a guess when Tony Fauci himself bails for a lifeboat into the stormy sea he helped create. But it appears in the end, he isn’t going to get away this time with what he pulled off in the HIV/AIDS days. Or what he pulled off with vaccines for swine flu, or bird flu, or the Zika virus, or dengue virus.
Your ship is sinking, Tony. Are you going to wait to jump until the decks are awash?
This report NOT brought to you by Pfizer.
Note: I do not use the term “vaccine” for any of the currently available shots, as none provide immunity against COVID. I use the definition of “vaccine” used by the government and the medical industry prior to August 2021, when the CDC changed the definition of vaccine to replace the word “immunity” with “protection.” Evidently, the CDC doesn’t believe the shots provide immunity, but they wish to use the term “vaccine” for marketing purposes.
The clinical evidence from South Africa, Israel, and the UK contradicts this study.
And the author of the study points out that the case data were not from a random, double blind study where there are no confounding factors. From one of the study authors:
"Denmark was very quick to conduct sequencing and to identify the first generations of Omicron cases in the country. Cases during this period occurred to an exaggerated extent in those who were travelling internationally, and those in the social and professional circles of travellers, and were largely vaccinated. We expect therefore that there was an overrepresentation of vaccinated people among the first generations of Omicron cases identified in Denmark, not because the vaccines weren’t protective, but because the variant hadn’t spread far enough into the general population, including into the unvaccinated population, to make for comparable infection rates.”
Curious, why does the Danish study conclude with "In light of the exponential rise in Omicron cases, these findings highlight the need for massive rollout of vaccinations and booster vaccinations."?