Hoax, Lies, Speculations

Political Economy of Vaccine

Satya Ray

Dismal numbers continue to surge ahead and so does it's tyrannical effect in human mind. The mainstream media is now churning out stunning facts and flamboyant figures to peddle a fragile hope. Amidst a thoughtless euphoria, they broke the news of purported "success" of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine for Covid-19. They are out to give victims of Covid-19 cherry-picked in formations like "Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech developed vaccine which is 95% effective at protecting people against COVID 19 and the companies planned for emergency OK within days", "Moderna shot said to be 94.5% effective", "Astra Zeneca is not far behind in this race" or "Vaccine could also prevent severe disease and showed no serious safety issues". Some self-styled champions of truth and slayer of false information went overboard saying that "Pfizer and BioNTech Corona virus vaccine appears to protect 94% of adults over 65 years old", though the original company press release did not mention any such claim. What they did not tell people is that these so called trials evaluated "results" in terms of immunity developed against Covid-19, just 7 days after the second dose and 28 days after the first dose of vaccine was given. The usual timeline of assessing the efficacy and side effects of vaccine extends from 10 to 15 years. It took 5 years to develop and evaluate Ebola Vaccine. They did not tell people that Pfizer press release was not an affirmation, it was a "forward-looking information" illegally gleaned from "first interim analysis" based on ridiculously insignificant number (62) of cases. Any double blinded study which is mandatory for third phase trial precludes the data monitoring committee from divulging data of on-going trial to the manufacturer till the final end point is reached.

Pfizer has cunningly hidden the worrying disclaimer in the deceptive press statement which reads :

"the collaboration between BioNTech and Pfizer to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine, the BNT162mRNA vaccine program, and modRNA candidate BNT162b2 that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties … including the possibility of unfavorable new preclinical or clinical trial data."

The media is apprehensive to remind people that Tedros Adhanom, the Director General of WHO has declared in the month of September, WHO does not guarantee the efficacy of upcoming vaccines but would facilitate its worldwide distribution. They lack temerity to inform the world that unlike oral Polio vaccine and Ebola Vaccine in which cases WHO gave guarantee to safety and efficacy and authorised their applications by respective national regulatory authorities, Covid-19 vaccines which are being touted as effective and ordered to be supplied in billions to several countries do not have any such safeguards. WHO appears to be more dedicated in preaching business mantras in COVAX platform in collaboration with Gates funded GAVI and CEPI and surreptitiously disclaims rather to say, disowns its responsibility on the safety and efficacy of this gamut of genetically manipulated vaccines,

"WHO does not make any (and hereby disclaims all) representations and warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, fitness for a particular purpose (including any of the aforementioned purposes), quality, safety, efficacy, merchantability and/or non-infringement of any information…..

WHO also disclaims any and all liability or responsibility whatsoever for any death, disability, injury, suffering, loss, damage or other prejudice of any kind that may arise from or in connection with the procurement,distribution or use of any product included in any of these landscape documents".

Another pharma giant Astra-Zeneca producing Oxford Vaccine has admitted that their trial showed 90% efficacy when half dose was given as first shot. Their Indian partner, Serum India put up a brave front saying that their study has not been included in the controversial trial result and they are doing well with their work. It is understandable that damage control measures are afoot to prevent its fall in share market price.

The media appears extremely meticulous when it informs you that share of Pfizer jumped by 15% on the same day the company and it's partner BioNTech announced their purported success in corona vaccine trial. Moderna's share also rose nearly 15% in NewYork after it said that it's Covid-19 Vaccine is 94.5% effective. Both of them were benifited by Trump's operation warp speed and bagged prized contract of supplying vaccines worth of billions of dollars to the US govt. The CEO of Moderna, Stephen Bancel was so buoyed by the prospect of windfall gain that he said, "The thing that got me the most excited today was the severe disease" and "That for was the game changer".

The story of Pfizer CEO, Albert Borula unravels dark secrets of feverish manipulation that underlie the touting of Covid-19 vaccines as the safest buy in share market. In the press statement he hailed his companies manipulated success as " Today is a great day for science and humanity" . Hours later this announcement, It turned out to be his greatest day of reaping profit worth $5.6 million. He sold 132,508 shares at an average price of $41.94 per share. His total sale accounted for 61.8% of total shares of company. He still holds 81,812 either directly or indirectly which is 9 times his salary. According to CNBC channel he could have got the positive vaccine data one day earlier.

Resetting Global Economy
Yes, it is how the capitalism in the era of "fourth industrial revolution" works in the Covid-19 world as envisioned by Klaus Schwab, the executive chairman of World Economic Forum in his book, the 'Great Reset'. This book is nothing less than a horror story foretold ahead of time. That World Economic Forum, the club of richest people of the world, will reshape the world economy by wiping out a major part of businesses, service sectors, jobs and livelihoods under a new paradigm dictated by giants of digital platforms, finance capital , AI- enabled social media and Pharma industries is a foregone conclusion. If one at least goes through the introduction of the book , it will be amply clear whether the pandemic needs the reset designed by them or the reset needed a pandemic situation. The book argues that "a full return to 'normal' cannot be envisaged before a vaccine is available. When might that be? According to most experts, it is unlikely to be before the first quarter of 2021 at the earliest. In mid-June 2020, already more than 135 trials were under way, proceeding at a remarkable pace considering that in the past it could take up to 10years to develop a vaccine (five in the case of Ebola), so the reason is not science, but production."

The culprit virus is so intelligent that it defies the logic of science and obeys the whims and fancies of the masters of the world economy.

Bad science on Trial
To justify the insane fast tracking of Covid-19 vaccines, all hitherto known principles and ethical practice of medicine and allied sciences were thrown to the wind. The usual protocol of mandatory study of a newly introduced vaccine on animal model as laid down in CDC and WHO guidelines was blatantly infringed. Business informations ( though most of them are hyped) on this vaccine are in abundance. But very little factual informations trickle out in the public domain. The health related website news magazine, STAT that published many landmark reports in the past has said in an article, "As they race to test an experimental vaccine, researchers aren't waiting to see how well it prevents infection in animals before trying it in people, breaking from the usual protocol."

It quoted Tal Zaks, Chief Medical Officer at Moderna saying, "I don't think proving this in an animal model is on the critical path to getting this to a clinical trial," and they were "working on nonclinical research in parallel." The author of this article, Eric Boodman aptly commented "That isn't how vaccine testing normally happens. Regulators require that a manufacturer show a product is safe before it goes into people". Another science officer at Merck Vaccines endorsed the by- passing of animal study. "He knows that it's important to see how well a new vaccine can stop infection in animals, but to him, given the current emergency, it makes sense to start human safety testing before those studies are finished" said the article.

So, cloaked under the pretext of human emergency, the questionable strategy driven by commercial urgency can do away with any legal or ethical obligations that stand in its way. The omniscient mainstream media would never tell you that m-RNA, DNA plasmid or adenovirus mediated vaccines are genetically manipulated and have never been used in humans so far. Data on short and long term safety of these concoctions are largely inadequate. Traditional vaccines that have been in vogue involve the use of inactivated or killed pathogen to elicit immune response. Therefore the part of pathogen introduced into the human body performs a set of predictable functions which are tested and proven over a period of 10-15 years. The concoction which is called m-RNA vaccine stealthily enters human cells and hijack it's protein manufacturing machinery to produce the infamous part of the virus called spike protein. It is believed that our immune system will make antibodies in response to this spike protein. How can we be assured that the auto- manufacturing of this lethal protein will not overwhelm our normal immune response? How can we say that the ADE ( antibody disease enhancement ) , a not so unknown condition will not afflict us after vaccination? The possibility of getting all these answers will be obliterated in this rushed approach. If you track the timeline of making vaccine from the outbreak of covid19 to the present day, the sequence of events speak volumes of it's reckless nature.

"The virus behind the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, was identified on January 7. Less than a week later—on January 13—researchers at Moderna and the NIH had a proposed sequence for an mRNA vaccine against it, and, as the company wrote in government documents, "we mobilized toward clinical manufacture." By February 24, the team was shipping vials from a plant in Norwood, Mass., to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Bethesda, Md., for a planned clinical trial to test its safety. Though sponsored by NIAID, the first-in-human experiment is taking place in Seattle".

The report goes on to say that "the first-in-human experiment is taking place in Seattle, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute." Human trial and questionable animal experiment were said to have been conducted in parallel.

"Kaiser Permanente did not reply to STAT's request for the informed consent form that trial participants are signing, which is supposed to describe the risks they will face, and like Moderna, referred all questions about preclinical testing for this vaccine to NIAID."

Suppression of free Voice
What has been unfolding is not science at its best. It has been bad science displaying its fullest damaging potential. A BMJ editorial published on 13 November, 2020 mounted scathing criticism against the unholy nexus between bad science and political power. It said, "Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement." It alleged that in many regulatory authorities SAGE, there have been people who have clear conflict of interests. Many powerful people holding top posts of governmental and scientific bodies 'have shareholdings in the companies that manufacture Covid-19 diagnostic tests, treatment and vaccines'. The medical-political complex is suppressing science, blocking doctors, researchers and health professionals from expressing their independent opinions. Any views that run counter to or dare to question their grand narrative are marked as misinformation and have their access to public domain blocked.

Vol. 53, No. 27, Jan 3 - 9, 2021