We constantly hear from mainstream media about a COVID-19 vaccine as a remedy and a means to return to normal life. People are pinning their hopes on a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. But is that possible? With these vaccines being rushed to market, can we really determine safety? A large international survey of over 13,000 people in 19 countries published in Nature Magazine found that 71% of those surveyed would receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it “was proven safe and effective”. Who determines whether these vaccines are safe or effective?
When you hear that a vaccine is 90-95% effective, what does that mean? Does that mean that percentage of people who received the vaccine successfully avoided infection? No. Pfizer claims in its press releases that its product is showing PRELIMINARY findings of 95% effectiveness based on 170 “confirmed cases” of COVID-19 out of more than 43,000 global participants (just 0.4% of participants) because 95% of the COVID-19 cases were in the placebo group. Moderna’s press release gave similar findings based on a tiny fraction of their 30,000 participants testing positive for COVID-19. No Phase III data has yet been released from either company. All we have is information from their press releases.
Dr. Sin Hang Lee, a pathologist with over 40 years’ experience, has filed a citizen’s petition with the FDA to pause Pfizer’s Phase III trial of its experimental COVID vaccine until the study design is amended to correctly assess efficacy. Dr. Lee stated, “…if the vaccine is approved without an appropriate and accurate review of efficacy, then any potential acceptance or mandate of these vaccines is likely to be based on inaccurate evidence regarding the vaccine, namely that it will stop the transmission of the virus from the vaccine recipient to others and/or that it will reduce severe COVID-19 disease and deaths. The Pfizer trial protocol is currently not designed to determine whether either of those objectives can be met; and even if it was, if cases cannot be reliably identified, neither objective could be reliably met.”
Additionally, on December 1, 2020, Dr. Michael Yeadon, former head of respiratory research for Pfizer, and Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a lung specialist who has a background in public health, filed an application with the EMA (European Medicine Agency) for the immediate suspension of all SARS CoV 2 vaccine studies because of their concerns, which includes the potential for causing infertility in females.
Regarding safety, there have been reports of serious injury in several of the vaccine candidates. Furthermore, the researchers are following trial subjects only for a short time and there is no way to determine long-term side effects, such as autoimmune disorders, that generally take a year or more to manifest after vaccination.
Everyone needs to be personally responsible for their own health and should research the COVID-19 vaccines in development carefully before making a decision whether or not to vaccinate. Children’s Health Defense and the Informed Consent Action Network have been following the science closely and are good resources for everything COVID.
We know that older adults and people with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, and lung and heart conditions are more susceptible to serious infection from SARS-CoV-2. We also know there are health and lifestyle decisions we can make to protect ourselves or to recover from this and other viruses if we do develop symptoms. Most importantly, eating a healthy diet, exercise, getting adequate sleep, and trying to remain as stress-free as possible can lower your risk of infection. In addition, supplementing with Vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc, and quercetin can both reduce your risk and treat early symptoms. We have found a good resource for COVID-19 prevention and treatment op7ons at healthyimmunitynow.org and encourage you to explore their resources.
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