Covid Vaccine Quacks and Charlatans Promoting "Ba.5 Booster"
Everything fits the definition of "Quackery" and "Charlatans"
I was reading a Wikipedia article on “Quackery”, and uncomfortably realized that it describes sellers and promoters of “Covid vaccines”.
Quackery is an old term, involving dishonest or confused persons selling treatments that are untested and are not working: The old term “snake oil” describes such quack treatments.
Common elements of general quackery include questionable diagnoses using questionable diagnostic tests, as well as untested or refuted treatments.
Everything checks out, right? Questionable tests, untested and known-not-to-work treatments, describe Covid response and Covid vaccines perfectly.
The FDA defines health fraud as “the promotion, for profit, of a medical remedy known to be false or unproven.”
I have no interest in reciting thousands of articles about how Covid vaccines do not work, could never work, are unproven, and so on, as I have no interest in wasting my readers’ time — we all know that by now.
Here’s a new and interesting example, though.
COVID charlatans are now promoting an untested “Bivalent Booster”, which will make them a lot of money, but is completely unproven and will NOT work.
Ba.5 Booster as Medical Quackery
White House “Covid response coordinator” and the second most important Covid charlatan Dr. Ashish Jha is promising us that an “updated” Ba.5 booster will be available in several weeks.
You would think that before being given to tens of millions of people, this novel booster would undergo extensive testing, right?
Guess what: the “Ba.5 variant vaccine” did not even exist as of the end of June 2022! The idea of it was voted on at the FDA meeting on June 29, 2022, when “updated boosters”, based on a long-extinct Ba.1 variant were presented by Pfizer and Moderna. The presentation left much to be desired:
However, the updated shots did not perform as well against BA.4 and BA.5, though the immune response was still strong.
(As an aside, this sounds nonsensical. How can “updated shots” not perform against Ba.5 if “the immune response was still strong”? Well, the term immune response refers to counting antibodies, known as immunobridging. The antibodies were there! However, just like electrolytes in Idiocracy, those antibodies do not actually prevent Covid and are only good for counting).
So, the FDA experts decided to dispense with the Ba.1-based booster, since it does not work anyway, and do a Hail Mary pass and instead develop a booster based on Ba.5. This decision was based on a hunch, involved exactly zero scientific data, and was adopted despite two FDA advisers voting NO.
This spur-of-the-moment decision-making, in the utter absence of any data, is all it takes the FDA charlatans to decide that instead of a non-working Ba.1 fall booster, they would instead develop a totally untested Ba.5-based booster, to be given to tens of millions of Americans.
If this kind of decision-making is not medical quackery, then what is?
The decision was made and the Ba.5-based booster will soon be produced in September or October. Last July, the federal government already ordered and committed to pay for
Please appreciate the insanity of how disproportionate is the size of these orders. In the USA, only 107 million people received boosters. Now the federal government orders 171 million doses of “updated boosters”. That is two-thirds MORE than the number of people who agreed to take boosters up to date (107 million). Isn’t it obvious that they will never find 171 million people to take what they purchased?
Our federal Covid charlatans, obviously, do not care that the Ba.5 booster has not seen any testing, or that the Federal government is overpaying for the doses it will never dispense. They are happy to split the money and that’s what matters.
But wait, it gets worse!
UK Orders Ba.1-based “Updated Boosters”
Covid charlatans in the UK managed to outdo even their US counterparts.
The US FDA experts, at least, refused to accept the Ba.1-based booster as they saw it did not actually work. So, what did COVID vaccine makers do with the Ba.1 booster that they planned on selling? That’s right, they found another buyer: the UK.
The UK agreed to buy the Ba.1 booster based on the reasoning OPPOSITE to what the US FDA employed. Remember, the FDA said that since Ba.1 booster does not work against Ba.5, let’s discard it and use a Ba.5 booster. UK’s MHRA did not even bother asking whether Ba.1 booster will work against Ba.5 and adopted the Ba.1 booster anyway. This infographic might help:
So, Covid charlatans in these two countries used flawed reasoning that led them to seemingly opposite decisions: one country decided to adopt Ba.5 shots based on zero evidence, whereas another country decided to adopt Ba.1 shots despite evidence of them NOT working.
Neither Booster will Work
The irony of the situation is that neither of the boosters will work. Why? The reason is that Ba.1 is long extinct, and Ba.5 will likely also fade away before the “boosters” are deployed this fall.
The plan to use either booster is to inject people with boosters against variants that most vaccinated people already were sick with. What exactly would such injections accomplish?
There will be another variant to circulate in the fall. What that variant will be, is not yet known. But this will be precisely the variant to avoid any remaining “Ba.5 immunity” or “Ba.1 immunity”, and the additional booster shots will not help with that.
Ba.5 Boosters may be Uniquely Dangerous
Our insightful reader Doorless Carp pointed out an article about a very important aspect of Ba.5 variant’s spike protein: it has 63 times greater affinity for ACE2 receptor than the original spike protein. Therefore, Ba.5 spike protein, codon optimized for endless mRNA transcription, may bind to so many ACE2 receptors as to “trigger inflammation, thrombosis and vasoconstriction”.
See this also:
Update — Pfizer “Emergency Application” — ZERO Testing was Done
Next day update. Pfizer submitted an “Emergency Application” to the FDA. The application clearly states that exactly ZERO testing was done with the “Ba.5 variant booster”.
Is this really “science” or “evidence-based medicine”? Or is this, instead, quackery promoted by charlatans?
Where is the “evidence”, as in “evidence-based medicine”?
Please tell us what you think!