The News Cycles to Shock and Distract You. Why You Need to Stay Hyperfocused on FDA for One Month. This Month.
As FDA works with Pfizer/Moderna to Find Excuses to Approve of COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5 (An Impossible Task) we are about to be peppered with distracting news stories designed to distract
One month ago, I emailed close associates inviting them to join an FDA Watchdog Group bent on keeping a laser-beam-like focus on the FDA as it moves toward reconsidering approval of COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 years of age.
I predicted that the news cycles would be peppered with jaw-dropping distracting headlines.
Today’s is "In a stunning breach of confidentiality and secrecy, Politico obtained what it calls a draft of a majority opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade" (CNN).
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Don’t be distracted. Stay on focus: The move to approve COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 is is necessary for the states to begin to mandate COVID-19 vaccines, and then all vaccines, for all children under the age of 5 - before parents begin comparing notes on vaccines for school entry.
FDA postposed the decision given insufficient (unconvincing) data. But there cannot be any convincing new data that shows individual benefit for kids under five from the COVID-19 vaccines… they do not stop transmission; under any reality-based analysis, kids do not stop COVID-19; kids do not get COVID-19 or die from COVID-19.
What type of evidence of individual benefit could Pfizer/Moderna/FDA cook up in two months’ time? Will they show that individual children have decreased risk of death from COVID-19? No, the vaccines being studied are targeting an extinct virus. Will they show that Will they show that individual children have decreased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19? No. Wil they show decreased transmission in this population? No, Dr. Fantini’s results show INCREASED transmission due to vaccination against Wuhan-1 since the emergence of Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron.
The FDA will be show data on antibodies. Period. Antibodies against an extinct variant, Wuhan-1.
The participants in the study will likely not be screened for prior immunity to COVID-19 from either natural infection, or from prior infection to viruses that confer cross-protection.
And the study will be adjusted for outcomes-related confounders, if necessary (p-hacking).
And we know that antibodies do not tell the full story.
Students in my Immunology course have created a visually stunning, fact-filled fact sheet showing that antibodies do not tell the entire story of our immune response to COVID-19 or to COVID-19 vaccines.
To sign up to receive information about the Fact Sheet, and how to interact with IPAK-EDU to have information sheets made for your organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “Fact Sheet Zoom Meeting”.
I’m still unable to Tweet due to my sharing of Dr. Fantini’s results. That information is too dangerous. So please share this post everywhere on social media and have an impact.
"Students in my Immunology course have created a visually stunning, fact-filled fact sheet showing that antibodies do not tell the entire story of our immune response to COVID-19 or to COVID-19 vaccines."
Can you publish the fact sheet here or at the IPAK website? Information like that needs to be shared widely....
Thanks for helping us all keep our heads straight on this, amidst the distractions. Good read and reminders.