The CDC can say whatever it wants.
What I am completely against is them having any sort of bearing on my personal life or public policy whatsoever—how can I trust people who consistently shift what they say, and then demand that we give them our unquestioning allegiance?
At times it feels like the scientists, doctors, and bureaucrats at The CDC flip-flop on issues multiple times in one day.
Do we need 2 doses or 3?
Do masks help at all, or not?
Should children be wearing masks in school?
How old should a child be before taking the Covid shot?
The CDC knows nothing and should be treated with the same skepticism an ivory tower intellectual at a liberal university should be treated.
People who dabble in theory rather than real life consequences are never to be trusted.
That being said, CDC Director Walensky is now admitting that these Covid shots are less effective against the Delta variant, and you want to know something?
It’s going to be ineffective against the Theta variant, The Gamma variant, The Zeta variant, and every other variant they are going to try to spook us about.
Take a look:
I guess I need to say this again.
1) Delta has an Ro of about 8, about 3x that of the Alpha (ref- CDC). With these leaky vaccines, if we were to have 100% vaccine uptake and perfect mask use we cannot stop the spread of Delta (ref- CDC).
— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) August 17, 2021
The CDC will post 3 MMWRs with cohort studies to show waning effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines over time. 3 key points from @CDCDirector:
– VE against infection has decreased
– VE against severe disease has been relatively high
– VE decreases in the face of the Delta variant pic.twitter.com/YPaObGI9It
— Benjy Renton (@bhrenton) August 18, 2021
The newest CDC findings were reported by The Epoch Times:
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that three new COVID-19 studies show that the efficacy of the vaccines has dropped among individuals who received their shots early on in the pandemic.
Citing three studies that were released by the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Walensky said on Aug. 18 that the vaccines’ efficacy decreases over time in preventing infection. Although protection against death and hospitalization is “holding up well,” the COVID-19 vaccines’ effectiveness is “waning” in even preventing severe illness or death, she said.
“Even though our vaccines are currently working well to prevent hospitalizations, we are seeing concerning evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness over time and against the Delta variant,” Walensky said during a news conference in explaining why federal officials are now recommending that booster shots be given to Americans eight months after they’ve been vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna shots.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky: “Even though our vaccines are currently working well to prevent hospitalizations, we are seeing concerning evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness over time and against the delta variant.” https://t.co/iqhKVNV6eG pic.twitter.com/6VV23ckZBW
— ABC News (@ABC) August 18, 2021
СDC confirms decline in mRNA vaccines efficacy vs Delta to 53%. Sputnik V efficacy vs Delta is 83.1% (Russian MoH data).
Gamaleya Inst: “Immunity from human adenoviral vector vaccines such as Sputnik more durable vs variants than that of mRNA vaccines.”https://t.co/UEos9PzS41
— Sputnik V (@sputnikvaccine) August 18, 2021
Web MD also confirmed:
In addition to the Mayo Clinic study, 3 out of 4 other recent studies evaluating mRNA COVID-19 vaccine protection against the Delta variant revealed a drop-off in effectiveness.
The relatively low 40% effectiveness reported by Israeli officials, for example, “was met with disbelief,” Eric Topol, MD, pointed out on Twitter Aug. 12. Topol is director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA, and editor-in-chief of Medscape.
Similar to the Mayo Clinic report, these other researchers have verified the high protection these vaccines provide versus severe outcomes, hospitalization, and death.
These new data are not the same as those released by Pfizer showing overall vaccine effectiveness drops from 96% to 84% after 6 months.
“This reduction of protection is quite different from the 6-month follow up of the Pfizer and Moderna pivotal trials which showed modest decline, but were against the original strain, not Delta,” Topol tweeted.