This is a case update. I’ll also talk about a report from Kim Iverson from The Hill regarding finding in the trove of documents release by Pfizer in March and April.
Cases are currently flat in the US. During the Omicron wave in December and January, the US lagged behind cases in the UK by 2 weeks. While the Omicron subvariant BA.2 produced a wave in the UK, it has not yet produced a wave in the US, despite it being 5 weeks since the BA.2 wave started in the UK. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the slowing of the decrease of cases in the US is all we are going to see of the BA.2 wave in the US. I’ll let you know if this changes. BA.2 cases now constitute 72% of cases in the US.
Cases continue to go down in California and San Diego County.
XE variant: Just a few days ago, news emerged of a new COVID variant called XE in the UK. The variant is a hybrid of Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2 and is more transmissible than BA.1. Since XE is very similar to other Omicron variants, I don’t expect it to cause a large wave of cases in the US.
Pfizer Document Analysis from Kim Iverson: Kim Iverson of The Hill released a video claiming that newly released documents from Pfizer confirm what many knew already. The shocking claim is that Pfizer has known the following for a long time:
- Natural immunity is as effective as vaccine mediated immunity.
- The rate of adverse events is at least 10/100,000 (33,000 for the US population). It’s unclear from Iverson if this is just for Myocarditis or for all adverse events.
- It is unknown if the reproductive systems of women are impacted by vaccination. This contradicts public claims that vaccination does not affect reproduction.
- A more severe case of COVID triggered by Antibody Dependent Enhancement could not be ruled out. The Lewnard et al paper a surveillance report from the UK have confirmed that higher Omicron infection rates in vaccinated people are likely due to ADE. As far as I’ve seen so far, ADE has not lead to more severe cases.
The documents were obtained because of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit which required the FDA to produce the documents. Yes, this means that the FDA has had this information and did not disclose these conclusions to the public, instead often releasing information which contradicted these conclusions.
There will continue to be more document releases every month until the end of the year. There will likely be more bombshells, but most of the releases will simply confirm what people have suspected for months but couldn’t prove. I will discuss the most interesting, but not all of these releases.
Full list of Pfizer Documents released so far. Click “Date Produced” on the top line of the document list to bring April documents to the top of the list.
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If you have risk factors like obesity, age, or respiratory problems, you should consider getting a booster. Also, as I said last week, since vaccine effectiveness is substantially reduced after 3 months, those who have been vaccinated with risk factors will need to get a booster every 3-6 months. Try and find a provider who will aspirate before injection! There is no medical reason for someone who has had Omicron or Delta variants to get vaccinated or a booster. Talk to your doctor when making medical decisions.
I am posting about every 2 weeks now instead of every week. I’ll likely post even less unless interesting news comes out.
Don’t fear, but be smart,