The former head of the Centers for Disease Control makes a stunning admission about the mRNA vaccine
An admission and a half, actually.
Yesterday, Dr. Tom Frieden, who ran the Centers for Disease Control for eight years under Barack Obama, accidentally told the truth about Covid vaccines in a New York Times opinion piece.
Frieden is a perfect mirror to the establishment. He has all the right thinks and none of the wrong thinks. (He’s such a perfect mirror that somehow the fact that he pled guilty in 2019 to groping a woman in his apartment doesn’t keep him from giving his thinks everywhere. Remember #MeToo? Yeah, me neither.)
Anyway, Frieden spent last year promising that mRNA vaccines would solve Covid.
In January 2021, he tweeted that they were “stunningly effective.” In March he promised that “Covid vaccines will end the pandemic” as long as enough people received them.
Even in July, when their failure was obvious to anyone paying attention (a group that, sadly, did not include the public health bureaucrats and Democratic politicians trying to mandate jabs), he told CNN:
Look, don’t blame Dr. Frieden for these thinks. At the time, those were the right thinks. Only idiots like The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man had any other thinks.
But now Dr. Frieden has new thinks about how well the vaccines work. I’ll let him explain:
Wait? Can you say that again?
Protection against infection through vaccination is something of a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon.
So a never-before-approved biotechnology that you told us would end Covid turned out to be “a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon”? Maybe we should have figured that out before we gave it to a billion-plus people, I dunno?
Also, note that Frieden is no longer making any claims about how long vaccines will help prevent Covid deaths - only that their protection against serious outcomes is “more durable.”
More durable than a “flash-in-the-pan”? So is that like two pan-flashes, Doc?
Finally, Frieden also essentially admits that natural immunity to Covid is superior to the artificial kind. Vaccine protection fades; post-infection immunity may not.
Three stunners in 40 words.
How thinks have changed.
But wait, there’s more.
Late in the article, Frieden drops in one more nugget:
We don’t yet know what’s driving the emergence of variants…
Hmm. That seems like a super-odd caveat. Wouldn’t coronavirus variants be driven by the normal evolutionary process that drives all viruses to change over time? What’s different this time?
Oh, I remember! This time, we gave a billion-plus people mRNA vaccines that caused their immune systems to hyperfocus on only one small part of the virus and thus left them massively vulnerable if that part of the virus mutated. No worries, though, the vaccines were sterilizing -
Oh, they weren’t?
Look, I’m sure it’ll all work out fine. Anyhoo, too late now.
Frieden is of course too careful to do more than hint at this potential disaster. Those thinks are not yet allowed. Maybe in six months, if and when a new variant is rocketing around.
But hey, at least we can all admit now the vaccines don’t stop infection or transmission.
Well, some of us can!