BY BEN BARTEE 3:01 PM ON MAY 30, 2023
But the COVIDians predictably, in eternal denial as is their nature, pounced on the fact that the initial paper was a pre-print. They dismissed it for not being peer-reviewed, which is often described as the “gold standard” stamp of approval by The Science™.
Mind you, the corporate state media expresses no such criticism of pre-print studies that say what they want them to say about the alleged efficacy of masking, the wonders of Pfizer’s mRNA injections, etc. It’s only when a study counters the narrative that they pump the brakes.
Via McGill, February 2023:
Recently, some people have been spreading the idea that getting additional doses of the COVID vaccine increases the risk of catching the virus. The suggestion was made in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal and repeated recently by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The notion seems to stem from a preprint uploaded last December by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic. Opponents of vaccines have been using it to argue their case, worrying a fair number of people, if the emails I have received on the subject are any indication.
Well, now it is peer-reviewed, and none of the conclusions have changed.
I’m old enough to remember when the official story was that COVID-19 was a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” and it was totally kosher for the POTUS’ handlers to send him out to the podium to issue barely veiled threats to the unvaxxed.
Pfizer and Moderna, the government, and every corporate state media outlet that deliberately spread vax disinformation should be opened up to lawsuits from every person who received COVID-19 shots (which are not and never were conventional vaccines) and subsequently got sick with COVID-19.
Consumers of sponsored-by-Pfizer media were lied to by all parties involved, and there must be consequences. The pharmaceutical companies’ ill-gotten blanket immunity from damages caused by their products needs to be retroactively revoked because they were granted on fraudulent premises.
I predicted when the GOP took over the House, despite candidates’ campaign pledges to earnestly pursue COVID-19 justice, that very little would actually get done on this front because both parties — particularly at the leadership level — are beholden to the special interests that perpetrated the fraud in the first place. That prediction has largely been borne out, with a few notable exceptions like MTG seeming to make a good-faith effort to right the wrongs.