Where Do New Variants REALLY Come From?
Most Variants of Concern Pre-date the Vaccine and Could Not Have Come from "The Unvaccinated". So Where Does Science Say They Really Come From?
The molecular clock is a wonderful tool. It allows us to put a date on the emergence of new species, or in the case of viruses, new viral lineages.
Luckily, we have the public record to tell us when variants were first detected. The Delta variant, for example, was first detected in late 2020, long before any COVID-19 vaccination program.
That did not stop vaccine zealots from launching a half-hearted attempt to blame the “Unvaccinated” as the source of new variants.
Since we know variants emerged before there were “Vaccinated” or “Unvaccinated” categories of people, the emergence and spread of new variants requires no special explanation. Evolution happens. But there are a few factors that are in place that are helping the emergence of new variants.
Factor 1. Leaky Vaccines
It is widely known from animal science that when a virus is widespread in a flock or herd, vaccinating during the outbreak against viruses can be disastrous. Due to high numbers of infected individuals with high viremia (blood levels of infectious virus), a lot of genetic diversity can exist. And the vaccine immunity can interact with virus in a process known as antibody-dependent enhancement, a form of pathogenic priming.
This factor is so well-known that National Geographic reports “Not Exactly Rocket Science”.
This was the factor that Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier was referencing in the French documentary “Hold-Up” he said (about vaccinating during a pandemic):
“It's an enormous mistake, isn't it? A scientific error as well as a medical error. It is an unacceptable mistake.”
He also said
"The history books will show that because it is the vaccination that is creating the variants“.
and that many epidemiologists know this, but remain silent about the problem known as antibody-dependent enhancement.
Factor 2. Fauci Medicine
From the onset, CDC insisted that “PCR+ = ‘COVID-19’”. I (and others) have addressed the issue with the many flaws of using PCR as applied to the diagnosis of COVID-19 in many places. But the issue with “PCR+ = ‘COVID-19’” became an even more serious problem when tied with the public health version of medical care for COVID-19, which is “Go Home and Isolate for 10 to 14 Until You’re Sick Enough for Emergency Care”.
This figure, from the BMJ, shows the timeline from infection to resolution or serious COVID-19:
Under Fauci Medicine, patients who have mild COVID-19 and those who develop serious COVID-19 become in-home incubators of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
To date, there have been 47.5 Million cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC. That means that Fauci Medicine has allowed 1.2 Million Person-Years of viremia.
Why do I say Fauci Medicine did this? Because of Factor 3.
Factor 3. Fauci Medicine Part 2.
The rest of Fauci Medicine, of course, is to send people home with no instructions on outpatient care. Dr. Paul Marik, one of the most ethical physicians in the US, is currently embattled in court for daring to actually practice medicine, daring to treat patients with COVID-19, and for daring to save lives.
He and other physicians who have provided the early effective treatments have also helped reduce viremia in COVID-19 infection - as well as the duration of illness. Both factors reduce the risk transmission.
Fauci, by contrast, has destroyed public confidence in Science as well as awareness of the fact of the efficacy and safety of available early treatments.
The denial of early treatment and the millions of episodes of people incubating at home has led to variants. To the extent that the unvaccinated develop high viremia - well, if the disinformation campaign against early treatment had not been so pervasive, infiltrating each and every mainstream media channel, the unvaccinated no doubt would have had greater awareness - and access to- effective early treatments.
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Do people find use of the terms "variant" & "emerge" confuse people? Many friends and neighbors seem to thing a "variant" "emerging" means the virus has shape-changed, has grown poodle ears or something. They don't tend to think in terms of a pre-existing swarm of variants where one or another is doing best in terms of spread.
James, you make the statement "The Delta variant, for example, was first detected in late 2020, long before any COVID-19 vaccination program." But statistician Matthew Crawford makes the claim that all of the variants occurred in areas where vaccine trials were occurring:
"... let us examine the specifics of the variants that have spread and caused trouble.
The Alpha variant emerged in the UK in October, which was when Oxford-AstraZeneca was holding vaccine trials there.
The Beta variant emerged in South Africa, and was first detected in December, 2020, at the tail end of trial periods for both Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. This variant carries three mutations in the spike protein.
The Gamma variant was first detected in Japan, but soon after in Brazil, making the origin a little harder to determine. But since Japan has had far lower viral spread than Brazil, it makes the most sense that Brazil was the source. Both Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer trialed their vaccines in Brazil.
The Delta variant was first detected in India in October, 2020. India hosted numerous vaccine trials including one for Oxford-AstraZeneca and one for Covishield.
It is noteworthy that variants of interest did not emerge during the early stages of the pandemic, despite mass spread of SARS-CoV-2 around the globe. That's a pretty huge sample size of unvaccinated people. But those that have emerged did so in geographies where vaccine trials were held---that is several variants from a far smaller genetic pool."
I'm curious for your take on this?