The truth about vaccines and their boosters

Before I begin, I have to clarify that I’m only looking at the effectiveness of vaccines against the original Omicron variant in this post. I have no information about the Omicron BA.2 variant.

First up, a truth that no government wants to admit: neither Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca do much to protect against symptomatic disease with Omicron:

Comparison of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines at 2 doses

I took this data from a study that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2119451 If you scroll down to Table 3, which appears just before the Discussion, you can check the raw data for yourselves. This data compares the effectiveness of all three vaccines against the Delta variant and the Omicron variant. This is an example:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2119451

As you can see, AstraZeneca is shown by its scientific name rather than the one we’re all familiar with. The same applies to Pfizer – BNT162b2 – and Moderna – mRNA-1273. For each vaccine, Table 3 displays its effectiveness against Delta and Omicron at specific time points. The 2 – 4 week time point is when the vaccine is at its most effective in preventing symptomatic disease. You can then see how quickly that effectiveness wanes over time.

Because I found the presentation of the data a bit hard to follow, I translated it into a spreadsheet and made it more visually clear:

The data from Table 3 showing the results for the Omicron variant only

Despite my best efforts, the data is still confusing so let me walk you through it. On the far left you have the effectiveness of the three vaccines at just 2 doses. As you can see, after 5 months, none of them are very effective and AstraZeneca is the least effective of all. This means that if you are Australian, over 65 and received only 2 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you have virtually no protection. AT. ALL.

Until just 2 weeks ago, I fell into the ‘no protection at all’ category.

Now let’s have a look at what effect the boosters have. I’m going to start by looking at each vaccine boosted by itself – i.e. by a third dose of the same vaccine.

AstraZeneca

Looking at the table above you can see that 2 doses of AstraZeneca boosted with a 3rd dose of AstraZeneca – i.e. 3 doses of AstraZeneca – provides a maximum of 55.6% protection at 2-4 weeks. By week 9 – just over 2 months later – that protection has dropped to 46.7%.

Pfizer

Two initial doses of Pfizer followed by a Pfizer booster – i.e. 3 doses of Pfizer – provides a maximum of 67.2% protection. By week 10 that’s dropped to 45.7% protection.

Moderna

Two initial doses of Moderna followed by a Moderna booster – i.e. 3 doses of Moderna – provides a maximum of 66.3% protection. I can’t tell you what that protection becomes at week 10 because there is no data for it. The reason there’s no data is because there were only 7 people in the study who had 3 doses of Moderna. I guess that was simply too small a sample size to be significant.

To recap, 3 doses of the same vaccine at weeks 2 – 4 – i.e. when protection was highest – resulted in:

  • 55.6% protection for AstraZeneca
  • 66.3% protection for Moderna
  • 67.2% protection for Pfizer

Pfizer comes out on top, but only by a very small percent. AstraZeneca is roughly 11% worse than either of the mRNA vaccines. That said, the level of protection still isn’t stellar…for any of them.

Now, let’s see what happens when you mix-and-match vaccines.

When AstraZeneca is boosted by Pfizer, the level of protection at week 2-4 is 62.4%. AstraZeneca boosted by Moderna provides quite a bit more protection at 70.1%.

Significantly, boosting with Moderna causes that protection to also wane less by weeks 9 – 10:

  • 60.9% with Moderna
  • 39.6% with Pfizer

I’m pleased to say that I received my Moderna booster two weeks ago so my protection is reasonably high. I say ‘reasonably’ because I only have 1/2 a thyroid. That means my immune system is a bit compromised and the vaccines can’t provide me with the same level of protection.

The most interesting bit of data, however, is yet to come.

If you received two doses of Pfizer and followed that up with the Moderna booster, you will have the highest level of protection at 73.9%. By contrast, two doses of Moderna followed by a Pfizer booster will only give you a 64.9% level of protection.

So in conclusion:

  1. Get a booster as soon as you hit the 3 month mark [after your second dose of whatever].
  2. If at all possible, get the Moderna booster, especially if you received AstraZeneca as your base vaccine.
  3. Any booster is better than none.
  4. Keep taking precautions even after you receive your booster – even 73.9% protection isn’t all that much.

The study I’ve referenced here only looked at protections from symptomatic disease. Not severe disease. Not death. If the vaccines work the same way against Omicron as they did against earlier variants then there’s a good chance they will protect against severe disease and death, but the data isn’t in yet, so they may not. And given that BA.2 is a bit of an unknown quantity, we don’t even know if the boosters are as effective against it as they are against BA.1.

Governments and media have gone quiet on the pandemic, leading a lot of people to believe that the danger is over. It’s not. It’s just that no-one wants to admit that vaccines are not the magic bullet we were promised. The continuing death toll here in Australia and elsewhere in the world is proof of that.

Get your booster. Wear a mask. Don’t be a fool, the life you save may be your own.

Meeks

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117 responses to “The truth about vaccines and their boosters

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  • thecovidpilot

    Stupid physicists. What do they know.

    “We show how spreading and wicking lead to water imbibition through a porous substrate, enhancing the wetted surface area and consequently promoting evaporation.”

    “These sequential dynamics offer a framework to understand the alterations in the evaporation due to porosity for the particular case of fabric materials and a clue of how face masks interact with respiratory droplets.”

    Translation: Evaporation happens quickly in masks and we would expect this to occur extremely quickly (in microseconds, from the charts) for respiratory droplets captured by masks. The implication is that free virus would result, which can easily pass through mask pores. Carried through by air jets, actually.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-04877-w

    The CDC has spoken a lot about masks. The trustworthiness and science of the CDC is overrated.

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    • acflory

      I actually read that too, but that was not about masks in general. It was about CLOTH masks. As I mentioned in another comment, cloth masks were a last resort because proper PPE simply wasn’t available.
      Throwing the baby out with the bath water is never a good idea.

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      • thecovidpilot

        Actually, it was about absorbent fibers. Those are in all masks. Even non-absorbent fibers will facilitate wicking to some extent. Think of a metal or plastic strainer which retains some water because there is bonding of the mesh material to water.

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        • acflory

          True, but as someone who does a lot of cooking I know that without that strainer, ALL of the pasta would end up in the sink. 🙂

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          • thecovidpilot

            Ex-actly. Strain baby and throw out bathwater. But too often I see people throwing out baby because there’s bathwater.

            I also see people ignoring sources because they are told that those are sources of “misinformation.” [ALL sources produce some (or a lot of) bathwater. I look for sources that produce a high ratio of baby to bathwater.]

            The scourge of woolly thinking is still with us.

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          • acflory

            lol – I’m glad we agree on the need to save the baby. 🙂 Where possible, I try to go to the primary source, even if it’s very hard to understand. Otherwise we have to accept someone else’s interpretation. That’s always a danger as we all bring our own expectations to any data source.

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  • ragnarsbhut

    I am not anti-vaccine. What I oppose are vaccine mandates.

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    • acflory

      Why? Aren’t they just like any other law designed to protect members of society from EACH OTHER? You obey traffic signals, you pay your utilities bills, accept that if you steal or murder you will face consequences, etc etc etc. All of the above infringe upon the individual’s ‘rights’, yet they are necessary if millions of individuals are to live together in safety and some measure of harmony. Why should vaccine mandates be any different?

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      • ragnarsbhut

        The only difference is in the fact they are in violation of our basic human right to bodily autonomy.

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      • alphaandomega21

        Because injecting into your body an unknown quantity of something when one cannot be sure of what is actually in it is plain foolish.

        And when you realise that there is no such thing as herd immunity as we are all individuals, then it is blindingly obvious that trying to coerce people to play Russian roulette with their bodies is plain stupid.

        And when this is done knowing that the vaccines contain neuro-toxins which can only harm or even kill depending on the individuals immune status then it is plain criminal.

        This is not difficult to understand.

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        • acflory

          Do you know how a light switch works? Can you fix the pistons of your car? Do you eat only non-processed foods that you grow, harvest and cook yourself? Do you never take antibiotics or a simple analgesic for a headache?
          I could go on but my point should be crystal clear. Unless you, personally, are an expert in all these fields, you will inevitably have to place your trust in someone other than yourself. You have chosen not to trust the vaccines. Fair enough, but even that choice is not based on knowledge or expertise. It’s based on what someone else has said, someone that you /do/ trust.

          I sincerely hope your choice never kills you or someone you love. Life is already too short.

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          • alphaandomega21

            Regarding your questions:

            1. Do you know how a light switch works? – Yes, I learnt about this as a teenager. I am as mentioned a Chartered Building Surveyor, technically retired so some electrical knowledge was important. I studied some of this at university. I can change a socket and switch myself if necessary, it is not difficult. I will employ a competent electrician for matters I can’t deal with.

            2. Can you fix the pistons of your car? – No, I am not really that interested in cars, I prefer my bicycle. It give me exercise, doesn’t pollute the environment like a car and cost me very little to run. And it is quiet too.

            I can stop most places without blocking the traffic and can take in the beautiful countryside, taking photos as i please. I have a car, but would gladly do without if I could. I have it serviced by the garage.

            3. Do you eat only non-processed foods that you grow, harvest and cook yourself? -My wife and I try to do this, but what we can’t grow or harvest we buy of course and try to buy organically due to the poisonous effects of hormones etc in meat and dairy and unpleasant chemicals on many crops.

            We try to avoid highly processed foods as these are processed to death as someone nicely put it, meaning the food is nutritionally severely deficient (let alone expensive anyway!). Plus of course,the wretched unnecessary plastics which causes us all countless headaches, figuratively and literally.

            4. Do you never take antibiotics or a simple analgesic for a headache? – I haven’t had antibiotics for decades, possibly since my 20’s. I haven’t taken pain killers for headaches for a while. I now realise that many headaches are due to dehydration.

            I have used Lem-sips for a fever as these can help, but I suspect homey and lemon (which Lem-sips are supposed to contain anyway I believe) would be better.

            Headaches can be related to eye strain, so stopping looking at computer screen is probably the solution there.

            I now do not trust doctors one bit due their misdiagnosis of what caused my facial palsy. I was given very bad advice and unnecessary and probably harmful immuno-therapy, which is still considered experimental any way after 15 years or so.

            I have plenty of knowledge about my own body and now plenty of expertise. As regards Covid 19 I understand what it is, the internal toxicosis of the body which is individual to each person. I cannot pass this on, without, say, giving blood,

            Big pharma, governments, most main stream doctors etc have lied to us about Covid 19 so they cannot be trusted at all. They do not hide all information, but advice is confused at best, harmful and deadly at worst.

            My choice of what I put into my body will not kill someone else but might very well kill me. If I had not worked out the truth that I did, I might be dead. That I did work it out is no thanks to the NHS.

            Kind regards.

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          • acflory

            lol – I was trying to make the point that none of us lay people are experts in the health field, but I do agree with some of your points. From personal experience, I can guarantee that slowly sucking a teaspoon of honey /will/ ease a sore throat far better than any of those nasty lozenges, plus honey contains a very mild antibiotic. A hot drink with lemon and honey is far more effective than the products that come in packets.
            And because I’ve had cancer too, I’ll say that I put my continued health down to iodine. I paint it on my skin. If it’s absorbed and the stain disappears in under 8 hours or less, I know my body is using it up and needs more. Excess is simply peed out.
            I can’t say ‘this is fact’, but I can say it works for me. 🙂

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          • alphaandomega21

            Hello, and thank you for the info re iodine, very interesting. I have read a little on iodine and others have done substantial research. But in essence I understand many can be iodine deficient.

            I am aware iodine was used for a long time as an antiseptic on wounds. I am taking a supplement in tablet form to help the current imbalance between my pituitary gland and thyroid.

            So I would put it down as fact.

            I did have iodine injected as a contrast dye for CT scans. I was warned that it give me a hot flush which it did. A rather strange effect. But I do now know just a little of what many ladies have to go through in the menopause (my wife didn’t suffer much at all), so at least I can understand how something like that coming on suddenly must be very disconcerting.

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          • acflory

            lol – as someone who has experience hot flushes of the hormonal kind, I’m pleased to say that iodine on the skin is absorbed very slowly and doesn’t cause any ‘heat’. 🙂

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          • thecovidpilot

            You say that we have to trust. But whom do we trust about controversial stuff? The CDC? Censored skeptics?

            A wise man once said, “Trust, but verify.”

            I have verified. The science is clear. The vaccines _add to_ the danger from covid.

            Heart problems (myocarditis) were higher for veterans who had been vaccinated than for those who were unvaccinated.

            vaccinated: 580 per million

            unvaccinated: 370 per million

            https://dailysceptic.org/2022/02/09/heart-problems-after-covid-are-much-worse-for-the-vaccinated-nature-study-shows-but-its-hidden-in-the-appendix/

            Author: Clare Craig, pathologist

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          • acflory

            Just read through that article and looked up the HART group the author belongs to. I’ll be honest, I only understood part of what the article was saying – I’m not a scientist after all – but if the study is as flawed as the article suggests, why has it not been peer reviewed? Or if it has been peer reviewed, why was it allowed to pass?

            I find it hard to believe that /no/ scientist tasked with reviewing the study picked up on such obvious flaws. So either they didn’t find the flaws or…and here comes the conspiracy theory…they were ‘told’ to not make waves. But then…who did the ‘telling’? Government? Big Pharma? Again, how could either of those two powerful entities have managed to silence /everyone/?

            I honest don’t know what to think of that article. In an attempt to get a handle on the HART group itself, I looked at their info on mask wearing. They base their stance against mask wearing on a study by an Australia scientist I have heard of. Her study of pre-Covid mask wearing looked at the efficacy of cloth masks.
            https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577
            She found that they provided little protection. In a update added after the start of Covid-19, she said that with proper hygiene and common sense care, cloth masks were /better than nothing/.
            The HART article however made no mention of that, and in fact seemed to dump all masks in the same basket.
            In a perfect world, /cloth/ masks would be a bit better than nothing but not by much. At the start of the Covid pandemic, however, the world was far from perfect. Every Western country was caught flat footed – there was not enough PPE even for healthcare professionals let alone ordinary people. That led to the creation of home-made masks. As the authors of the study noted in their update: ‘Some health workers may still choose to work in inadequate PPE. In this case, the physical barrier provided by a cloth mask may afford some protection, but likely much less than a surgical mask or a respirator. ‘
            https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577.responses#covid-19-shortages-of-masks-and-the-use-of-cloth-masks-as-a-last-resort
            You’ll have to scroll down to ‘COVID-19, shortages of masks and the use of cloth masks as a last resort’
            So…getting back to trust. The HART article and advice on mask wearing is itself incredibly biased /when you look at the primary source material/. That makes me worry about their other articles/advice.
            You [and HART] may be right about the study re heart problems, but until I see actual scientists in the field coming up with the same conclusions I’m going to sit on the fence because I do trust scientists in general.

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          • thecovidpilot

            There is a ton of low quality science being published and has been for some time. Magazine editors have been saying this for decades. But just because a methodology was poor doesn’t mean that we can’t use the data. It just means that the study was biased in some way and perhaps that the conclusions don’t follow the data or perhaps that the authors missed asking some important questions.

            Most medical science articles about drugs/vaccines are published by pharma and are ghostwritten by pharma, as the journals themselves say.

            Doctors really don’t understand mask dynamics and they should keep quiet. I am trained in physics (MA, with thesis) and understand mask dynamics when it comes to evaporation, wicking, and masks. I was saying the same thing as that article that was published in Jan 2022 that I linked for over a year before the article came out.

            I know that it’s really difficult to make sense of all this if you aren’t trained in science. But if one side is being censored, that’s a clue that the other side is afraid of what they have to say. And that should concern you even if you aren’t “scientific.”

            Pharma’s ads pay about 70% of legacy media revenue. This is a big tell about why they get such good press. It doesn’t take scientific training to figure this out.

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          • acflory

            I’m a little confused. Are you saying that the study was flawed but is still valuable?
            As for masks, we’ve always used surgical masks or the N95 ones when we could get them, but they’re /still/ not readily available.
            I have no love for Big Anything. I actually believe the mega corporations should be broken up and capped at a MUCH smaller size. I also suspect that the vaccines probably would not have gained government approval had there not been a global pandemic. But we can’t say – ‘give us what you’ve got, we understand it’s not perfect’ and then turn around and beat them over the head for the fact that, oops, they’re not perfect. That’s utter hypocrisy in my book.
            Personally I’m grateful that vaccines exist. I’m grateful that both the Offspring and I are fully vaccinated. I’m grateful that despite being vulnerable to Covid, we’re still alive and well. We’ll continue to wear masks because the numbers don’t lie – the West has done and is doing something very wrong in comparison to many countries in south east Asia. And Asian wear masks without whingeing and whining.
            -shrug- Frankly I trust the Asian countries more than I trust Western countries at the moment.

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          • thecovidpilot

            “Are you saying that the study was flawed but is still valuable?”

            Data is always valuable. You don’t throw out data just because there were problems with the study or the paper.

            “We’ll continue to wear masks because the numbers don’t lie ”

            Yes, Kansas counties that mandated masks had higher rates of covid than non-mandated counties. Epidemiological studies (which is what you and I referenced) are the lowest quality and they are all over the map. There are always many confounders…age distribution…antibodies to SARS that also convey protection against SARS-2…latitude (impact on vitamin D production for the immune system)…monsoons…winter…doctors’ freedom to treat (seems to be higher in Asia)

            “But we can’t say – ‘give us what you’ve got, we understand it’s not perfect’ and then turn around and beat them over the head for the fact that, oops, they’re not perfect.”

            So pharma mongered panic in legacy media, CNN, and social media, producing an irrational fear out of proportion to the actual risk. Because of the irrational fear, we demanded vaccines, which was part of the original plan by pharma, medical equipment suppliers, the CIA, the WEF, Gates. Conspiracy theory? Conspiracy, but no mere theory. The conspirators put it online on the Event 201 website hosted by Johns Hopkins, who got the data contracts.

            If pharma mongered the panic, they are to blame for our irrational response to the pandemic.

            One of the vaccinated docs whom I follow just found out he has cancer, which is one of the bad outcomes from covid vaccination. Other bad outcomes are clots (stroke and PE’s) and autoimmune disease leading to cardiomyopathy and encephalopathy.

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          • acflory

            I’m even more confused now. Event 201 is a pandemic simulation exercise that’s designed to pinpoint where and how we’d be unprepared for a new global outbreak. It was /fiction/ but with as much real world application as possible. You can’t seriously think that BIG ANYTHING used it as a blueprint for Covid?

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          • thecovidpilot

            I tend to reject conspiracy theories. However, I don’t reject them out of hand, especially when some very bright and stable people recommend examining them. Yeadon, Malone, David Martin, and many others discuss Event 201. The blueprint was to dominate discussion and media and quash “misinformation” (cough-actual science-cough) as a power grab which included pushing vaccination. WEF, one of the sponsors of Event 201, has been very open about attempting to grab power through its “Young Leaders.” Go read with an open mind.

            Did you go examine who the Event 201 Players (leaders) are? I have a post where I list the more important aspects of their resumes.

            https://navigatingthecovidconfusion.wordpress.com/2022/05/23/event-201-an-open-conspiracy/

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          • acflory

            -sigh- I write fiction and one of my books is basically about psychopaths. I’ve done a lot of research on sociopathy to make my characters seem as real as possible, but that doesn’t mean I’m a sociopath myself. To be quite blunt, advertising a worst case scenario and then going ahead and doing it would be the height of stupidity. I grant you that many of the CEO’s of multinational corporations may well be sociopaths, but whatever else they may be, they’re not /stupid/.
            I’m sorry but you’ve really lost me with this one. You can believe whatever you like, but this is not a conversation I want to continue.

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          • thecovidpilot

            “then going ahead and doing it would be the height of stupidity.”

            Ok, let’s look at the list. There were some people from industry who were leaders of Event 201, but there were several from govt. and NGOs. CDC. The Chinese CDC. The CIA. The NSA. Gates Foundation. WHO. WEF. Yes, one rep from pharma was there–Johnson and Johnson. And someone from marketing. And someone from a major medical equipment supplier.

            From the text at the site, the push was going to be for vaccines.

            But why would they lay all this out? They thought that they had control and they needed a way to communicate the plan to all their WEF Young Global Leaders, including Justin Trudeau and his Deputy Prime Minister. Klaus Schwab has managed to get his WEF functionaries inserted into most governments around the world. On the WEF site you can find lists of the Young Global Leaders for every year. Someone even made a spreadsheet of them–I think it was Robert Malone.

            Now the WEF pandemic plan has fizzled and people are working on lawsuits against pharma, its subcontractors, social media, and government entities. But the WEF and Soros have a lot of prosecutors they have put in place, so they might be able to block the lawsuits.

            It all sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all online. It’s like a plot to a James Bond movie.

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          • acflory

            Sorry, I still don’t buy it. That the heads of /some/ Big Everything would be capable of such a callous plan I can believe. I can even believe that quite a few would rub their hands in glee, but for your conspiracy theory to work, ALL of them would have had to conspire together to bring it to fruition. And who would have masterminded this plot? Or do you think it just grew organically? Can you see Bill Gates taking a back seat while some other big shot dictated their Big Plan?
            So who’s meant to be co-ordinating it all? The Illuminati? This /is/ a B-grade movie plot.

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          • thecovidpilot

            Go check out the WEF site. They aren’t bashful about their megalomania.

            Globalists are everywhere. Many are very influential, so they have a multiplication effect. So not ALL have to be in on the plan. Just enough to control media and social media and public health agencies.

            Gates was in it for the money. He made 50 billion off of covid vaccines.

            Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were in on the plan and used their social media control to smear real scientists asking difficult questions. Remember the “fact checkers” and censorship…disabling accounts, blocking posts, shadow banning, etc.

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          • acflory

            Please understand, I will never accept that all these deaths were the result of some kind of beat up to ‘sell vaccines’. To even suggest that the well over 1,000,000 deaths in the US and 5,000 odd deaths here in Australia were ‘exaggerated’ is so abhorrent to me that I have no words. You may believe the pandemic was no big deal. That is your prerogative, but if you’re that kind of person then I really don’t want to talk to you. I am sorry.

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          • thecovidpilot

            So, you would rather live in a fantasy world because the real world is so odious?

            I actually liked Don Quixote very much, so I have no problem with people who prefer fantasy. Fits well with writing fiction.

            Let’s be clear. I am not a covid denier or a virus denier. The covid pandemic was very deadly, in large part because of the official response.

            Did you know that Debbie Birx from the Coronavirus Task Force (she worked for NIH previously) said that there was 25% overstatement of mortality in official CDC statistics?

            And there was an Atlantic article that said that 50% of covid cases in hospitals were in people who were in the hospital for something else and covid was incidental?

            Hospitals made about an extra 100k for covid cases than others. This will lead to overcounting by about 50%. The mortality is still huge, of course.

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          • acflory

            I can’t speak for the US as I live in Australia, and /our/ Covid response kept deaths to a minimum until the start of this year. Now it seems we’re not worrying about it any more even though there were more deaths since January 2022 than in the first two years of the pandemic combined.
            As for over counting, I’ve heard the ‘of covid’ vs the ‘with covid’ argument before and I don’t buy it. My Dad was taken to hospital with a broken hip. He died in that hospital because he picked up an innocuous gastric bug from someone else in the ward. Age, weakened immune system, underlying health issues PLUS a simple gastric bug ended up killing him. Without that bug, he might have lived for a few more years because /his/ mother lived to 92.
            So please don’t tell me that ‘with covid’ doesn’t count. Frankly, given that the US has the dubious honour of having lost more people to covid than any other country on earth, I don’t think it should be held up as any kind of exemplar. Denying the severity of the pandemic simply fuels the ‘she’ll be right, mate’ attitude. Or perhaps it simply encourages those who think they won’t die from not caring if a few useless oldies kick the bucket. “They were ready to go anyway….”

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          • thecovidpilot

            Yes, you can get a bug in the hospital, but about half of the covid deaths in the hospital were from things like cancer and preexisting heart disease. Covid was merely incidental, according to the attending physicians. And that’s a fact. A scientific fact. But Don Quixote didn’t buy science, either. [wink]

            If you divide the US per capita death rate in half, the US ends up comparable to other developed nations.

            You know, it’s kind of strange. India had far fewer deaths from covid per capita than the US. And Bangladesh had far fewer deaths from covid per capita than India, despite an identical ethnic population.

            Bangladesh treated with ivermectin, predominantly. India, sporadically. The US, almost never.

            The undeveloped nations actually did better than Europe and the US. A LOT better. They couldn’t afford expensive treatment, so they treated prophylactically with the inexpensive drug, ivermectin.

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          • acflory

            -sigh- Let me guess. You visit John Campbell’s youtube channel, right? I know he’s convinced that Ivermectin is a legitimate treatment for covid, and perhaps it is, but all the scientific investigations so far have not proved that it is. Proof requires that all of the other, million possibilities are accounted for so that you can establish exactly what caused which effect. Millions of people guzzling Ivermectin and not dying proves absolutely n.o.t.h.i.n.g. You say your background is physics. If so, surely you know that correlation is not causation.

            As for ‘follow the money’…yes, Big Pharma doesn’t make squillions from Ivermectin, but again, unless you are pre-disposed to /look/ for UFOs and global conspiracies, A does not equal B.

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          • thecovidpilot

            “You visit John Campbell’s youtube channel, right?”

            No. I’ve heard of him, but don’t subscribe. I’ve seen the studies of IVM and HCQ and they look good. Hydroxychloroquine looks even better than IVM, if given early.

            “but again, unless you are pre-disposed to /look/ for UFOs and global conspiracies,”

            Uh, no, that is untrue. You are pre-disposed to go against the evidence of your own eyes. I am pre-disposed to believe empirical evidence. It’s a physics thing.

            You are pre-disposed to go with the CDC, even when it’s obvious that they are lying.

            The FDA was caught relying on a fraudulent, retracted article to withdraw its EUA for hydroxychloroquine and this raises no red flags in your eyes because it’s the Eff Dee Aigh.

            I have a post about many of the questionable activities of the CDC and FDA wrt covid.

            https://navigatingthecovidconfusion.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/is-there-a-pattern-of-deception-by-public-health-authorities/

            “Millions of people guzzling Ivermectin and not dying proves absolutely n.o.t.h.i.n.g.”

            Like you said, science is not your thing. You’d be better off avoiding making statements about it. p-values of many studies show statistical benefit for both ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. I know where to find the studies, but I doubt that you do.

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          • acflory

            As I’m not American, I have no innate respect, or otherwise, for the FDA or the CDC. Corporate America has way too much input into both for my liking. But there are other countries in the world you know, and other universities, and other institutions tasked with evaluating medications. The fact that none of them are waving a flag for either of those two drugs makes me think that perhaps they can’t ALL be wrong, or corrupt, or colluding with god knows who or what. But then, as you say, I don’t have your physics background which obviously qualifies you for…everything.

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          • thecovidpilot

            “But there are other countries in the world you know, and other universities, and other institutions tasked with evaluating medications”

            Which all look to the FDA and CDC for leadership. Just because YOU have no confidence in them doesn’t mean that others do not.

            ” The fact that none of them are waving a flag for either of those two drugs”

            Just shows how dead-brained most public health bureaucrats are. They mostly don’t read scientific journal articles.

            Unlike Tess Lawrie, Robert Malone, Peter McCullough, Didier Raoult, Joseph Ladapo, Vladimir Zelenko, etc.

            If you had bothered to check my about page, you’d have found out that I have read an estimated 2,000 scientific journal articles on topics surrounding covid. So I have put in the work and others who have put in the work can recognize that in me. There are a few doctors I have some influence with.

            “But then, as you say, I don’t have your physics background which obviously qualifies you for…everything. ”

            Oh, physics pales in comparison with fiction writing when it comes to being able to read scientific articles.

            “The fact that none of them are waving a flag for either of those two drugs makes me think that perhaps they can’t ALL be wrong, or corrupt, or colluding with god knows who or what.”

            None of them?

            Turkey uses HCQ. Bangladesh uses IVM. Both have much lower per capita mortality than the US.

            “”Doctors prescribe hydroxychloroquine to everyone who is tested positive for coronavirus” Dr. Sema Turan, a member of the Turkish government’s coronavirus advisory board, told CBS News. Hospitalized patients may be given favipiravir as well if they encounter breathing problems, she said.”

            https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-covid-19-treatment-turkey/

            “Dr Alam said, “In May, we applied to the Bangladesh Medical Research Council for a trial but they gave us permission in August. By that time, Ivermectin was being used so extensively that we were not able to find 200 people who had never been exposed to the drug. We only got 35-40 individuals who never took ivermectin.””

            https://www.thedailystar.net/city/news/the-brawl-over-ivermectin-2108881

            It’s essential to note that HCQ should be given within 72 hours of symptom onset for best results. IVM is a bit more forgiving, although better early than late like HCQ.

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          • acflory

            ‘Turkey uses HCQ. Bangladesh uses IVM. Both have much lower per capita mortality than the US.’
            Forgive me, but almost every country on earth has a lower per capital mortality rate than the US, including Australia, where neither drug is approved as a treatment for Covid-19.
            As for your knowledge of science is bigger than mine… I at least know the difference between anecdotal evidence and evidence derived from scientific /method/. If you can’t rule out all the other possible influences then you can hardly prove that one particular one is the ’cause’.
            Thank you for an interesting conversation, but I remain unconvinced.

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          • thecovidpilot

            “I at least know the difference between anecdotal evidence and evidence derived from scientific /method/.”

            1. There is no one “scientific method.” There are _many_ scientific methods. And anecdotal evidence is data, not method. Anecdotal data is empirical data. And anecdotal evidence of thalidomide harms to children is what caused the US FDA to deny approval to thalidomide for pregnant women.

            “As for your knowledge of science is bigger than mine”

            Lol, I have done the work reading about covid. More than most other people, including doctors, FDA bureaucrats, etc. There’s an awful lot I don’t know about biology, chemistry…even physics. But I have done the work reading up on covid–the technical articles, not just pop science.

            Pharma has hoodwinked a lot of people into accepting their slogan: “The plural of anecdote isn’t data.” It’s just not true. When you see rising cases of deformed limbs in babies and you can tell that the mothers were taking thalidomide, you draw the conclusion that thalidomide caused the deformations. Could other things have caused those deformations? Possibly, but the likely cause was thalidomide because of temporal association between the drug and the injuries.

            But did HCQ cause more deaths like a study in Lancet found?

            “Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says”

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/22/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-study/

            Published in the Washington Post–a premier news outlet in the States.

            It turns out that the study was found to be bogus and retracted in only two weeks (I was part of a team working on it). But the FDA put in an athletic performance and quickly withdrew its EUA for HCQ. Then, when the study was withdrawn because of fraud, the FDA somehow couldn’t find the time to revisit the EUA. Funny, that. So it looks like shenanigans between the FDA and pharma. Pharma cooked up this bogus article and got some people to sign on (who later asked that the article be pulled) and the FDA somehow noticed this article very quickly. I mean, it _couldn’t_ be that the FDA and pharma were in cahoots and planned everything ahead of time, could it?

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  • Anonymole

    Something you will find interesting, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3dnLzthDA
    Veritasium youtube.

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  • monica

    Hi Meeka, it’s not just that the vaccine are ineffective, it’s that they cause more damage than Covid did. The Pfizer trial papers have been disclosed to the public now, and they are even more damaging than originally thought. We are living the biggest sham ever in the history of humanity, starting with the numbers of deaths counted to the propaganda of vaccination. I’m including a video released by Canadian Covid Care Alliance, if you have the interest

    https://rumble.com/vqx3kb-the-pfizer-inoculations-do-more-harm-than-good.html

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    • acflory

      Thanks for commenting, Monica, but as the data in the post shows, all the vaccines were effective to some extent with AstraZeneca being the least effective and Moderna the most effective [counting the booster]. Unfortunately Covid-19 kept changing faster than any vaccine. Here in Australia we’re now seeing a greater level of deaths than in the two years of the pandemic put together. Why? Because 2 doses of any of the vaccines are useless and not enough people have had a booster. This, sadly, is giving us data on what might have happened had we had no vaccines whatsoever.
      As a woman of 69, I bitterly resent the fact that I was given no choice in /which/ vaccine to have. But that’s not the same as thinking the vaccines cause more harm than good. I’m truly sorry you feel that way.

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  • D. Wallace Peach

    We realized pretty quickly in the US that the vaccines weren’t terribly effective against Omicron, but there seemed to be no increase in deaths despite the virulence. Almost all restrictions are being lifted in the US. We’ll see what happens. Thanks for always keeping everyone up to date, Andrea. Hugs.

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  • dawnwalters

    Thank you for this clarity.

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  • cagedunn

    mRNA – allergic reaction, stated to be rare, but on researching, found to be more common than reported. Not doing mRNA again, as 3months later, still suffering effects. Moderna and Pfizer are both mRNA. If I have a choice, I’m going NovaVax next time, and AstraZeneca as the rotation.

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  • Audrey Driscoll

    Most Canadian provinces have relaxed restrictions almost entirely. Masks and distancing are now optional, but I notice more people wear them than not in the places I go to (grocery stores, mainly). We’re so used to these simple measures, it makes sense to keep doing them until the pandemic is truly over. (We’re both triple vaxxed: Pfizer + 2 Moderna.)

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    • acflory

      Totally agree, Audrey. Restrictions have eased here as well, although not as much as in New South Wales. I guess we’re more risk averse. 😀
      A lot of people have ditched their masks but the shop assistants have to keep theirs on. Thank goodness.
      We’ve underestimated this virus at every turn. Going to take a lot to convince me that it’s finally over. :/

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    • thecovidpilot

      Maybe 10% of the people in my populous county wear masks. There aren’t any covid cases in our hospital ICUs.

      But I hear that carrying a rabbit’s foot doubles the protective effect of masks.

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  • Matthew Wright

    I find it extraordinary that these vaccines are even this effective – we have to remember that they are the very first vaccines, ever, for a coronavirus of any kind. It’s never been done before, and it’s only relatively recently that virologists even realised it COULD be done. So the surprising part, to me, isn’t that the vaccines fail to be the perfect defence, but that their effectiveness is as high as it actually is – which, to me, shows how good the science is. What’s more, coronaviruses are well known for inducing only short(ish) term immunity spanning just a few months, even after infection. So waning immunity just a few months after a vaccine isn’t surprising. And, as I say, to me the fact that we have vaccines at all is extraordinary – the work didn’t begin in earnest until 2003 after SARS, and the last steps to target the specific Covid-19 (Cov-2) coronavirus were raced through.

    I’m confident that longer-term answers are coming. We get so used to science being a magic bullet that we forget that it, too, has a learning curve. The info I have from a former colleague, now working in NZ’s health department, is that all the main labs are working flat out to get the next generation of vaccines perfected – which will be a further jump over these ones. The end-target, as I understand it, is a general coronavirus vaccine that works against all of them, including the common cold(s), and which has a 5-7 year effective span like the tetanus shot. I see it kind of like software: the first version does the intended job but is usually a bit rubbish, then subsequent versions fix everything (OK, with software they also usually introduce new features that are a bit rubbish, but that’s corporate profit motives for you…and I digress…)

    I have to add that there is a huge disregard for masks in NZ – I work from home routinely (as a writer) and just yesterday answered the door to discover three people, all maskless, at the doorstep. They wouldn’t even back away to proper distance when I asked them to. And then we wonder why Omicron is ripping through the country in the way it is. Aaargh.

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    • acflory

      Your comparison to software made me laugh! Hopefully the next gen vaccines will be a lot better than the software of certain companies that shall remain nameless. 😉
      And yes, this first generation of vaccines are a miracle, especially as the mRNA vaccines had effective rates in the 90’s against the original strains of the virus.
      My problem is the…spin. I simply can’t understand why we can’t be trusted to know the truth instead of some version thereof that suits government. Then again, I can be incredibly naive at times.
      I hope you’ve got a flywire screen door between you and your maskless visitors. How bloody rude!

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  • daleleelife101.blog

    I like the way you’ve presented this data. I’m curious about the vaccines, and wonder if our simple stay at home, social distance measures would have been sufficient anyway.

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    • acflory

      There’s a lot being said about how ‘everyone’ will catch Omicron, but it’s simply not true. A good portion of any population will always remain uninfected. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing which fleeting contact may give us the virus so vaccines reduce that risk. From the healthcare side of things, an unvaccinated society could easily end up the way Northern Italy did at the very start of the pandemic. Or India. 😦

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  • philosophermouseofthehedge

    These are poor vaccines
    Perhaps they should admit that and move on towards ones that work better/as they are supposed to.
    Agree with your advice to take care of yourself and do what you specifically need to do…like stay away from sick people, avoid large crowds if you can, remember it’s the length of exposure to the virus (indoors) so move quickly and purposefully. Eat a healthy diet, exercise and get sunshine. Simply the eternal basics.
    The virus is real.
    You are your best health care provider.

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    • acflory

      I agree. We all seem to forget that these are emergency vaccines that were put together in a very big hurry to meet an acute need. Hopefully there’ll be better ones in the pipeline. Whether they’ll be able to keep up with the evolution of the virus is another question. :/

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  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    I’ve had an odd combination: THREE full doses of Moderna, followed recently by a FOURTH (booster = half dose). The third full one was because I nagged my doctor’s office when the CDC said vulnerable people could have a booster, and they hadn’t yet settled on half doses, so I got a third FULL dose.

    I’ll continue to get whatever I can of what they offer – I’d like to stay alive, please, and I have ME/CFS already, and don’t need long covid lungs and heart on top of that.

    I agree they are thinning the herd. I hope they are part of the herd.

    The main problem is that I lose over a week to increased brain fog (and feeling crappy) with every shot. I’m assuming that means something is happening. But I’m worried long term for everyone, even the healthy. Clearly, the scientists aren’t done yet.

    I’m heartened – Ebola and Malaria are on their way to being tamed – but this one is still wild.

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    • acflory

      Given how quickly the protections seem to wane, I think boosters are in our future too.
      My biggest worry is that new variants will come along faster than science can keep up with them. There’s been a lot of talk about natural immunity, and long term, that is the only way the severity of this virus will decrease, but just as we can’t become immune to the common cold, we’ll never reach herd immunity for Covid. -sigh-

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        There is NO ‘natural immunity’ to a rapidly changing virus except temporarily and by accident – or we wouldn’t even need to think about flu shots.

        What they need to do is get BETTER with the flu shots – and other viruses.

        I’ll lose my brain for two weeks if it helps otherwise, but I’d really rather not?

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        • acflory

          Exactly. Yet that is precisely what’s being touted by some who should know better.
          Let’s hope that the mRNA vaccines kickstart an explosion of R & D that will result in much better vaccines.
          I agree. Until very recently – as in the last five years – I’d never had a flu shot, probably because it never occurred to me that people actually /died/ of the flu. Doh. :/
          Given our respective health issues, I don’t think we have much choice unless we’re prepared to take a potentially fatal gamble. :/

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    • alphaandomega21

      Sorry to hear about the brain fog. That’s the vaccines for you. Might as well have Covid 19, a.k.a. the ‘flu, since 2020 after re-branding by big pharma etc.

      Real pandemic is vitamin D deficiency, but this doesn’t make much money for big pharma etc.

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        Not the vaccines. Low dose naltrexone, which helps with pain. The vaccine brain fog lifted after a week or two.

        And I take 2000IU of Vitamin D every day – don’t get out much.

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        • alphaandomega21

          Thank you for your reply. So brain fog from the naltrexone and the vaccines, they both contain neuro-toxins so the effects are anticipated. It is the nitrogen atom in the chemistry that is the key.

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          • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

            Vaccines and medicines save lives. I don’t understand your comments. Yes, everything can be misused, even food, but life is a constant string of choices of what is better than what other. Cancer drugs are horribly toxic – it is hoped they are more toxic to the cancer cells than to the human, for most people. Survival rates have climbed constantly – cancer treatment can be horrendous, except if it’s your only choice, and the drugs let you see your children grow up.

            Ldn and the covid vaccines, among many other ‘neurotoxins’ are FAR better than dying from whooping cough or polio or covid. I like my chances far better with the best choices science has to offer than with a wild and now omnipresent virus out there.

            Even water is toxic in the wrong amounts.

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          • acflory

            Well said, Alicia. I’d like to add that many vitamin supplements can also be very dangerous if misused. I try to cook in such a way that we get all of what we need from the food we eat. lol And I have a filter for the tap water. 🙂

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          • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

            I don’t even take a multivitamin often any more – but I get every vaccine the doctor recommends. I like being alive, and my children being alive…

            I have books to write. I am vulnerable because of chronic illness. And there is no reason not to take the help that is offered and vetted by recognized scientists – in most cases. Science makes mistakes – often because of limited information at the time, but it is science to keep pursuing the problems and correct them.

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          • acflory

            Exactly. Most reputable scientists have no problem with having their results questioned – that’s the whole point of having a paper peer-reviewed. And yes, there are times when that review process leads to change, but to dismiss all of science as money-grubbing by soulless corporations is conspiracy theorizing of the worst sort. 😦

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          • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

            Conspiracy theories are so very popular right now. Corporations ARE money grubbing – that’s how they get funding, by satisfying shareholders. Is it a flawed system, especially for health’care’? You betcha. The solution is at the governmental level. If you don’t like the system, work for change. But be sure you have something better to replace it with.

            As Cpt. Mal Reynolds says on Firefly: “Half the world is middlemen, and they don’t take kindly to” having their cut removed.

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          • acflory

            Agree completely. I’ve loathed multinational corporations since finding out how a certain agriceutical connived to get GM accepted by the FDA without any of the safeguards required of new drugs. I’ve never been against gene engineering per se – it’s a tool like any other – but tools can be abused just as easily as weapons.
            As for corporations in general, when the individuals running those corporations have no real accountability, and they’re rewarded not for producing good products but for posting high profits, you have the perfect playground for sociopaths.
            Not all CEOs are ruthless sociopaths, of course, but I suspect that a great many of them are simply because Western society has devolved to the point where money and winning are held up to be the only ideals worth striving for. 😦

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          • alphaandomega21

            Well said. It was written a long time ago that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil and sadly nothing has changed.

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          • acflory

            That we can agree on 100%. 🙂

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          • alphaandomega21

            You are quite right to say vitamin supplements can be abused. I only take them now because my body has been poisoned as set out to Alicia. I consider only vitamin D may be necessary where my wife and I live in the south of the UK if we have a poor summer and bad winter.

            The rest of the vitamins should be readily available from good food and water. We try and buy as organic as possible, and grow what we can.

            We retain any water/stock from cooked food as this will contain at least minerals if not some vitamins as well.

            I am not surprised you have a filter for the tap, a very sensible move. There are a lot of unpleasant chemicals in the water.

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          • acflory

            The tap water here in Melbourne [Australia] is pretty good because our catchments are in unpolluted forested areas, but the pipes that water flows through get old and…nasty so, yes, the filter.
            Btw, I’ve discovered the joys of steaming vegetables instead of boiling them. They actually taste better too. 🙂

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          • alphaandomega21

            I have to say I am mighty relieved your water is good. Our water main from the company stop cock is a plastic replacement. It might the consequence of a nasty taint we get all too often.

            I have taken to using a stainless steel vacuum flask to help remove the taint, leaving the lid off over night. This seems to be effective at removing what I believe to be a chlorine taste.

            As regards veg steaming this is much better. We do have a pressure cooker. I will also stir fry and as long as you don’t overdo them, this works well.

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          • acflory

            I don’t know about humans, but I know I was told to let tap water ‘sit’ for an hour before adding it to my fish pond.
            Stir fries are always good! Taste great too. 🙂

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          • alphaandomega21

            Dear Alicia

            Thank you for your reply. Vaccines do not save lives, it merely has been made to appear so by persistent advertising by big pharma and corrupted governments etc.

            You are what you eat, cancer has increased % wise in the population as a whole. it is well documented.

            I was given immuno-therapy for an alleged cancer which I now know to be down to sodium nitrite (E250) which converts to nitro-samines a far more toxic neuro-toxin. This has been known about for decades, in the case of sodium nitrite, for over 100 years! I stopped the immuno-therapy for obvious reasons.

            Chemotherapy drugs might kill damaged cells (damaged by and large by poor life styles and the numerous poisons in the environment, food etc.), but you then have to struggle to flush out the dangerous chemicals.

            On the other hand, as you are what you eat, you can reverse the process by detoxifying your body with good food and untainted water and looking at your life style style and removing harmful habits and toxins in the home environment.

            Ldn and vaccines are pointless when you can do what I and others recommend safely and with no side effects.

            If you fancy your chances with the neuro-toxins, be it on your own head. Some people like playing Russian roulette with them. It is quite mad.

            As regards whooping cough (bacterial), polio and Covid19 (viral), these are primarily vitamin D deficiency diseases due to increased living and working in doors. The worst effects are in the northern hemisphere where the sun doesn’t shine much in winter. Pollution adds to the problem.

            As regards water, this often has chlorine and even, heaven help us, fluoride, put in both of which are toxic. I gather using ozone can achieve the same purifying effects but without the neuro-toxicity, but is more expensive.

            But then people like to do things on the cheap. They usually pay for the consequences.

            Kind regards

            Baldmichael

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      • acflory

        I know you believe what you say, but Covid-19 is nothing like the flu. The flu doesn’t kill 1 million Americans. Covid and wilful ignorance /has/.

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        • alphaandomega21

          I don’t believe, I know it. I used not to know it until at 60 years of age in 2020 I checked properly. I used to think vaccines were of some use, but realised I was wrong. It is quite straightforward.

          I suggest you consider the USA statistics carefully as I did. I did a post, here is my link if you care to check.

          https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/s-is-for-statistics-u-s-a/

          Covid 19 is the ‘flu as the ‘flu is the internal toxicosis of the body. It is not rocket science, this what happens in the metabolic process when urea, a neuro-toxin is created. Environmental poisons of which there are far too many merely add to the problem.

          Internal toxicosis if not dealt with in a timely manner leads to organ failure and eventually death.

          And certainly you are correct to say willful ignorance killed people, but it is willful ignorance of nutrition and health in general and forgetting that vitamin D deficiency is the true pandemic.

          This has been known about for years, but big pharma don’t like people to be aware of this as they don’t make much money out of it, but I have said this already and you really should understand this by now.

          When people have been half scared to death over fear, their immune systems can freeze and stop doing what it should.

          Having vaccines containing neuro-toxins injected into their arms can never do any good. This is very basic stuff. After 2 years of all the goings on, I had hoped that everybody might see how obvious this was.

          Those who take the vaccines are part of a worldwide trial. Participate in it if you wish, but don’t expect or encourage others to do so without warning them of the consequences of doing this. You will be guilty of their harm or even death if you do not.

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          • acflory

            ‘at 60 years of age in 2020 I checked properly.’

            So you became an expert in this topic in 2 years? Congratulations. That’s a mighty effort. Thanks for commenting.

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          • alphaandomega21

            Thank you for your vote of confidence.

            However, I am by profession a Chartered Building Surveyor, albeit technically now retired on health grounds as much as anything else which I have explained to Alicia.

            I spent 39 years in surveying and I explain some of this in my CV on my site. I was degree educated with a BSc. Much of my time was spent on defect diagnosis, doing the best I could to examine buildings closely and find out the real cause of the problem. Sometimes these were more than one overlapping problem.

            I would do my best to follow the trail of evidence and then write up detailed reports with a summary, including recommendations for further tests or reports as appropriate.

            I could do up to 4 reports a week sometimes, usually 20 pages or more in length.

            I realised during my working life that buildings and human bodies are similar in many ways. For example, the electrical system is similar to the nervous system, which relies on electrical impulses.

            I have maintained a broad interest in many subjects including biology and chemistry, so when the Covid 19 issue arose and I was put on furlough, I made the most of the opportunity.

            So in reality it is not so much two years but a life time of training which I use as best I can to get at the truth. I don’t get paid for it, I do not want to be paid for it. I pay for the costs of running my site.

            Kind regards.

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  • Carol anne

    thanks for this meeka! Its helpful! ❤

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  • davidprosser

    I’m not a conspiracy threorist under normal circumstances but the figures above make me think even more that the UK government are using the ASTRA Zeneca reduced effectiveness in a herd thinning exercise. Many people like me who are in the at risk category have now had the booster shot which like the first two shots was Astra Zeneca about 2I months ago…The likelihood of another booster using Moderna this time seems very slim . All restrictions have now been lifted and there seems to be no talk about the virus at all anymore..I think Boris is now happy to let us take our chances in order to help the economy and open up the country to travellers from abroad for the same reason.
    Hugs

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    • acflory

      Oh David. I had no idea. Is there any way you could buy the Moderna booster? I just assumed that everyone was offered a choice with the booster. 😦
      As for ‘herd thinning’ … I wouldn’t put anything past the Clown Prince.
      Please keep your outings to the barest minimum. -huge hugs-

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  • MELewis

    Hey Meeks! Kudos for your diligence in digging into the data and sharing it. I guess it’s not big news to me as I follow Dr. John Campbell (believe I found him through you too! :-)) and he has been saying this for awhile. He has also continued to emphasize the message about all vaccines and boosters preventing severe illness and death, which is reassuring for the non-immuno-compromised! I didn’t know that not having thyroid function could compromise vaccine efficacy or immunity in general. On a purely anecodotal level, both husband and I had Covid in December 2020, a first shot in July 2021 of Pfizer (only one dose was needed as recovery is thought to count as the first dose); then a booster of Pfizer in January. Last week, he got Covid again but I didn’t. He is fitter and younger than I am but had his thyroid removed many years ago (takes Levothyrox though). We assume it was Omicron but don’t know exactly as we only did a home test. Thankfully he was better after a few days of heavy cold symptoms. On another note, not sure I will so eagerly get frequent boosters as I’ve had arthritic-like symptoms ever since the last one in January. It may be unrelated, but I did a small poll in my Canadian family and found that almost everyone had some level of inflammatory reaction to the booster. Interestingly, in our family we have the so-called arthritis gene: HLA-B27, inherited from our late mother. My sister, brother and son all have some form of inflammatory disease (rheumatoid, spondylitis) but I have not had anything until now. Coincidence? Maybe. It will be interesting to see what the data shows as the pandemic hopefully recedes after Omicron.

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    • acflory

      The thyroid regulates immune response so if it’s not functioning properly, the immune response will be ‘less’. Mine is ok enough not to have to take medication for it, and I assume your husband’s meds perform the same function. That said if he got it a second time and you didn’t, that could mean your immune response is better.
      Unfortunately, Omicron is so different to the earlier variants that neither the vaccines nor previously acquired ‘natural’ immunity help very much. Dr John is a bit obsessed with natural immunity lately. All well and good if you survive. Not so great if you don’t.
      Re the inflammatory response. The Offspring got Pfizer-Pfizer-Pfizer but because of our health issues is allowed to get a 4th one which will be Moderna. No inflammatory response to the Pfizers though. Maybe a coincidence? I hope it hasn’t triggered that arthritis gene. 😦

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      • MELewis

        I hope it’s only temporary, but the trigger effect has been on my mind. Glad you and the offspring have stayed well without side effects!

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        • acflory

          I’m not sure if you’re familiar with them but Morello cherries aka black cherries aka sour cherries are full of a compound that reduces inflammation. I’m getting a wee bit of arthritis myself and the cherries mean I don’t have to take medication. Plus I do love the taste.
          Give the cherries a try and hopefully it’ll only be for a short while.

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