All "Bivalent Boosted" Mice Got Covid When Challenged
ACIP slide says that all 10 mice got Covid anyways. Who cares, right?
Remember how Joe Biden and Rachel Maddow said that Covid stops with every vaccinated person?
Turns out that it was not true for people, and it is not even true for mice.
All ten mice, vaccinated with Moderna Ba.5 booster, became infected with Covid when challenged with Ba.5 variant virus after receiving their Ba.5-based bivalent boosters!
Here’s a helpful infographic, presented today at the CDC ACIP committee meeting. (click here and go to Slide 22 for the original)
Dead mice were photoshopped by me to increase the urge to share this article on social media.
What does the infographic show? The red-circled dot plots show viral counts in the LUNGS and in the NOSES of mice, who were twice-vaccinated with Moderna original series, then boosted with the Ba.5-based “bivalent booster”, then were exposed to a Ba.5 infection.
These are the super-protected mice, fully shielded by the magical power of mRNA science, right? Vaxed, and boosted with a Moderna Ba. 5-based booster. Can’t dream of better protection against Ba.5, wouldn’t you agree?
And what happened to these mice when challenged with Ba.5?
All ten mice got Covid! Oops.
Moderna scientists counted viral particles in the lungs (left circle) and in the noses (right circle) of mice after they were exposed to infection.
Turns out that all 10 of the bivalent-boosted mice got sick and had significant viral counts, not only in the noses but also in the lungs.
The only claim to fame here is that the Ba.5 boosted mice got fewer viral particles IN THE LUNGS.
However, all mice, boosted or not boosted, had plenty of viral particles IN THE NOSES. So all these boosted mice were great potential spreaders of the covid infection.
In addition, looking at the log plots of lung viral counts, the worst performing mouse had 10,000 TIMES more virions in the lungs than the best performing mouse!
Anyway, they are claiming that because these 10 mice have lower ba5 counts in the lungs, then somehow the bivalent vaccine should be helpful to people.
But mice are NOT people. How many people sick with Ba.5, had lung problems? Almost nobody.
So how is that “mouse lung viral count” relevant? I am not sure. I guess they had to find something good about these bivalent shots.
Let’s have a little laugh together people, share your favorite vaccine joke in comments, please.
People Also Catch Covid after the Bivalent
EDIT a few weeks later: bivalent boosted PEOPLE experience the same thing as Moderna mice: they catch Covid when challenged.
I have a vaccination joke, but most of you here won't get it.
Does "safe and effective" count as a vaccine joke?