Horowitz: Beware: The FDA is not retreating on the COVID jabs. It is reloading.
Some of you might have jumped with elation on Tuesday after hearing the news that the FDA had de-authorized the original series of COVID shots. What the agency is really doing, however, is reloading so it can enshrine the shots into the permanent immunization schedule and mix them with an ever-growing list of respiratory viral vaccines they are rolling out over the coming months. Now is the time for Congress to step on the gas pedal in opposing these shots, not tabling the issue as if it’s over.
The FDA and CDC had a problem. There was no way to continue marketing the shots any longer as an imminent and urgent need for an ongoing pandemic. After all, even the president has said the pandemic is over. Were they to continue packaging the shots as a continual series for protection against the pandemic, they’d be left with fewer than 1% of the public getting them. So rather than simply canceling them, as Switzerland and other countries are doing, the FDA pulled a bait-and-switch. Officials de-authorized the original series of shots to signal the pandemic is over. But now they have established a system that will allow them to enshrine the newer bivalent shot or some future version, perhaps mixed with flu and RSV, as an annual single shot.
Why is this so significant? With the public already groomed into thinking they need an annual flu shot, officials now hope to treat COVID like the flu shot. Everyone who walks into a pharmacy, especially in the late summer, will be asked if they are up on their flu shot or up on their COVID shots. Likewise, every time one visits his primary care doctor, he will pull up the schedule and pressure the patient to be up on his immunizations. Most people don’t want to be regarded as dirty, disease-ridden bad boys and will comply. This way, getting the COVID shots is no longer an urgent and temporary fear-driven decision, which would no longer resonate now that the fear has dissipated. Instead, it will be part of the annual shot series until the end of times.
“At this stage of the pandemic, data support simplifying the use of the authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines and the agency believes that this approach will help encourage future vaccination,” said Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Marks was accused by FDA whistleblowers of pressuring them to violate protocols and truncate the timeline to approve the original Pfizer shot in August 2021.
The money quote here is “help encourage future vaccination.” Were they to continue with the current sequence, they would lose everyone’s indulgence. Never mind the fact that the bivalent shots are just as obsolete as the original ones because those variants no longer exist. Never mind that the bivalent shots were never tested as first doses but only as boosters of the original ones, but now they are authorizing them as first shots.
Also, take note of the fact that they are on the cusp of approving several RSV shots for seniors and eventually younger people. Additionally, they are less than a year away from approving new mRNA shots for the flu, one of which will be in combination with COVID and RSV. So now every senior will be terrorized at the pharmacy and doctor’s office every August to be “up to date” on all three. And if you are lucky, they might pump all that inflammation into you in one convenient dose. That’s what they were hinting at when the FDA referenced an effort to “simplify” the “complicated” U.S. vaccination program in its press release. They sure as hell did not make this change for simplification itself, because they created seven different permutations of eligibility! Take a look at how complicated it is:
What this all means is that the fight over the death and injury from the COVID shots and other future mRNA shots is not over – not by a long shot. Sorry, House Republicans, you can’t drop this issue.
Furthermore, in addition to approving the bivalent shots as original first doses annually for everyone, the FDA approved yet another booster for seniors and “immunocompromised” for the spring.
With all of the data and science we now have on negative efficacy and injuries affecting every organ system, how can House Republicans continue to dance around this issue? The Oversight Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic is holding hearings on gain of function, and Sen. Roger Marshall just published a preliminary report on the Wuhan lab leak. However, they all continue to skirt the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Gain of function, by definition, is born out of the maniacal obsession with mass vaccination campaigns. Vaccines have come full circle and have now become the cause of the actual pathogens rather than the solutions. So why is there no appetite from Republicans to hold hearings on Warp Speed and Biden’s new $5 billion “Project Next Gen” biomedical security state program?
Just to understand why the vaccine human experimentation is just beginning, not coming to an end, for the first time in biopharma history, Pfizer has broken the $100 billion revenue barrier last year. It also supplanted J&J as the top revenue-producing company. None of that was created by the free market; rather, the company’s income comes from taxpayers and printed money used for marketing, distributing, shaming, indemnifying, and mandating its product upon the world. The entirety of its revenue over its average of $43 billion was from the vaccines and Paxlovid. Do you think Pfizer and its enablers in government will turn off this spigot with the pandemic now over? Think again.
In a recent presentation on Q4 2022 earnings, Pfizer is predicting that its vaccine revenue in the coming years will rise again almost to pandemic levels.
Well, if COVID is over, where is this revenue coming from? Clearly, the company expects this to become an annual shot, especially for seniors, and that pediatricians will push it upon the children. Also, it is predicting massive revenue from its COVID/flu combo shots beginning in two years:
Given everything we know about the failure of respiratory viral vaccines (Fauci himself conceded as much) and the particular problem with the COVID shots, how are we OK with these companies continuing to feast on the carcasses of dead Americans with confidence for years to come?
Indeed, the FDA’s announcement was designed to signal to Republicans that they can tell their base the issue is over, when in fact it’s just beginning. For example, given that Congress and the president have terminated the public health emergency, why did HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announce last week an extension of the PREP Act liability waivers for all COVID-related products all the way through the end of 2024? Why is there such a need to continue suspending the Seventh Amendment’s guarantee of a jury trial by absolving Pfizer and Moderna of all liability?
Clearly, they are not done. Which is why Republicans must use reauthorization bills to rectify the dozen or so atrocities committed against the people using pandemic authority.Recently, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated, "We are aligned very much with China 2030 Agenda and we are trying to contribute as much as we can." The Biden administration is continuing to give the company the money, resources, and authorities to do just that. What is the GOP response?