Yes, Vaccines Are Fueling New Variants
Such rapid and simultaneous emergence of multiple variants with enormous growth advantages is unprecedented
The Wall Street Journal recently put out an option piece suggesting that vaccines are fueling new COVID variants. I agree. Here’s why.
The article brings up the new XBB variant which new mutations create a “fitter” virus - evading antibodies from prior vaccination and natural immunity as well as monoclonal antibodies. As previously discussed here on Substack the article also mentions the growing evidence that repeated vaccinations may make people more susceptible to COVID infection which in turn fuels the mutations.
Prior to the mass worldwide vaccination, we had only two variants that caused surges worldwide, Alpha and Delta. (There were four variants of concern: Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma) But now we have Omicron with over 500 sublineages currently circulating. A study from December 2022 mentions, “Such rapid and simultaneous emergence of multiple variants with enormous growth advantages is unprecedented.”
Another study from the New England Journal of Medicine links the problem of immune imprinting from vaccines. Neutralization activity was lower against all omicron subvariants than against the Wuhan strain.
Another study found “alarming antibody evasion” from the XBB variant. Neutralizing antibodies were 26x times higher against the original Wuhan variant then they were against XBB.
The opinion piece also mentions the Cleveland Clinic study that we wrote on in detail here. That study found workers who received more vaccine doses were at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection.
The association of increased risk of COVID-19 with higher numbers of prior vaccine doses in our study, was unexpected.
XBB also recently surged in Singapore, which has a 92% vaccination rate making it one of the highest vaccinated countries in the world. They also wear masks. In New York State XBB.1.5 is currently exploding making up 60% of circulating variants and rising.
For our Canadian readers there is an emerging hotspot in Ontario. Health Canada reports 21 confirmed of the XBB.1.5 variant (as of 1/5/23). I can guarantee there are more. Unfortunately data hasn’t been updated since December 23, 2022.
So what does it all mean?
The virus continues to escape from the immune pressure we are putting on it. We have seen an unprecedented rise in variants that become more and more immune evasive. Because the vaccine induced antibodies are suboptimal they do not stop infection therefore they do not stop the virus from replicating and ultimately transmitting. This is why we have a virus that is evolving and overcoming immunity.
The mutated virus will overcome the immune pressure and continue on reinfecting and mutating. Some suspect this will end in a highly infectious and highly virulent virus. So Yes - Vaccines are fueling SARS-CoV-2 mutations.
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P.S. This tweet is hilarious! Non-sterilizing vaccines that enhance infection are creating these new variants. Natural immunity has a robust immune response - vaccines do not. The virus is going the path of least resistance - an immune response that’s similar in millions!
"Kristen Panthagani, MD, PhD @kmpanthagani
For the thousandth time this pandemic… No, vaccines do not create new variants. Infections do."
I suppose strictly that could be true in that the injection itself doesn't create variants but what it makes the body do with it does. Splitting hairs as an excuse.
It’s the perfect business model: Big Pharma creates a vaxx that destroys the immune system; Dept. Of Defense (DARPA) bio-engineers offshore, then spreads a gain-of-function SARS virus that creates a market for the vaxx; compliant media dupe the frightened sheeple that “you vaxx or you die”; vaxx designed to narrow immune response, so Big Pharma gets an unending income stream from vaxx variants created to forever jab the terrified, brainwashed sheeple as successive virus variants appear.
Same template used by the companies making printers. Sell them for cheap, then price the ink high, so you ensure a long and high profit stream from printer owners locked into buying the specialized cartridges.
Only difference: the Big Pharma business plan also includes genocide.