Sometimes the mainstream media will surprise you. Now, mind you, this machine has been churning violently ever since COVID-19 came on the scene. Depending on which version of the mainstream media you decide to take in, you have seen the unbelievable downplay or the unbelievable fear mongering. Now, with the vaccine apparently just around the corner and incoming president Joe Biden already mulling the possibilities and legality of making the vaccine mandatory, the mainstream media missed a step and actually told the truth.
This passage from an article on CNN today says it all about the onslaught of vaccines about to be unleashed on the American public:
What’s not known is how long that protection might last, whether either vaccine protects against asymptomatic disease and whether either stops people from spreading the virus to others.
This passage came right on the heels of a paragraph about the impressive effectiveness percentages many of the vaccine-makers, namely Pfizer and Moderna, are hyping up. Let’s analyze these one by one for own maximum effectiveness.
How Long Will It Last?
No one knows. No one has a clue. No one knows how long natural immunity from actually having the coronavirus lasts either. Since the trials started in August and September, they only know that it might possibly last a couple of months so far. Dr. Fauci said he thought it might last a year, but who knows? That’s reassuring. So even if they manage to vaccinate enough people to accomplish the so-called “herd immunity” we may find ourselves having to take coronavirus vaccines every three to six months. And we already know that while there are no “serious” side effects, many people get flu-like symptoms. That may not be as bad as COVID-19 can potentially be, but the flu is already quite a drag on the economy and people’s health. This means signing up to get the flu. When you take into account how many millions of people we are talking here, that could be quite a side effect in pratice.
Does the Vaccine Protect Against Asymptomatic Disease?
Well, that’s kind of important, isn’t it, since estimate now put asymptomatic carriers at nearly 40% of all the COVID-19 cases. That means that if it doesn’t protect against these, there will still be plenty of vaccinated carriers running around. You would think this is something they could test out in practice, but there again, with so little time after the trials, they just don’t have the data to work out every scenario. And when the red carpet has been rolled out for you to get it approved without the usual precautions, why bother anyway? There is money to be made.
Does the Vaccine Stop People From Spreading the Virus to Others?
This would seem kind of like the point of it all right? Well, the vaccine works by exposing the immune system to a little part of the genetic code of COVID-19 so that hopefully the body will already know how to fight it when it sees the real thing. Just like with any virus, though, there is a little time there between when the virus hits and when the immune system is able to destroy it, and in that time, the infected could still be carrying the virus to everyone. It’s another really important unknown, because without this knowledge, we won’t know if we still have to carry on with contact tracing and quarantines even for people vaccinated.
What Does It All Mean?
Well that’s an easy one. Pfizer says its vaccine is 95% effective. Effective at what? Not any of the unknowns above, that is for sure. Even CNN agrees to this stipulation. It seems that there is a lot still to be learned about the vaccine, and still, Biden and the gang are wanting to make this mandatory and trying to come up with ways to prove you have been vaccinated (which is incredibly difficult without doing away with American medical privacy laws) when we really don’t even know if it works, and if it does, well, you saw the questions above.
These weren’t our questions about the vaccine. This was CNN’s questions. That is pretty incredible when you think about it.