In this week’s Journal of the AMA is an article comparing the presence of COVID antibodies in persons who’ve been COVID-infected and those who’ve been vaccinated. The results showed that between July 2020 and May 2021 that in the U.S. there was an increase up to 20% of the population that had COVID-induced antibodies. The combined infection and vaccination-induced antibodies were found in 83% of the population. This in a country that at the time was 45% vaccinated; currently we are 55% vaccinated.
In the same JAMA issue, a similar study was done in Kenya, a country in which the natural COVID infection outpaced the delivery of vaccines. This resulted in 48% of the country acquiring natural immunity while only 3% of Kenya is vaccinated. In Kenya, the natural infection has resulted in approaching herd immunity much faster than the U.S.
When you go to the worldometer.com graphs on Kenya and the U.S. to compare the death rates you will find the following: The death rate per 100,000 people for the U.S. is 2,200. The death rate per 100,000 for Kenya is 94! Also, very interestingly, Kenya is one of many central African countries in which Ivermectin is used in regular parasitic prophylactic programs; to wit, the effect Ivermectin has on reducing the death rate as shown in 31 random controlled trials.
Percent Vaccinated 55% 3%
Deaths/100,000 2,220 94
Percent with natural a’bodies 20% 48%
Ivermectin use Discouraged Yes
A similar stat exists for the 241 million people in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, which is only 2% vaccinated and instituted a massive Ivermectin program and has essentially eradicated COVID. Their health ministers have been lauded by the WHO.
In making observations like these at some point you have to ask if allowing the community to use its natural immunity, plus early treatment and or prevention with medications, is not the more beneficial approach to stopping the pandemic, and reaching herd immunity. Contrariwise, at some point one has to ask the question if the vaccines are making the pandemic and morbidity worse.
To make the point in asking such a question, when looking at the following stat, it’s obvious that there may be something to this point:
September 7, 2020
New Covid Cases: 25,166
Vaccinated Americans: 0
September 7, 2021
New Covid Cases: 301,138
Vaccinated Americans: 177 million
How can this be when it is apparent at this point in time that the virus, the Delta variant, is subsiding in apparent response to the vaccination efforts? Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, a Belgian virologist and vaccine designer, says this is a transient observation – a snapshot in an otherwise dynamic, fluid situation. That what is actually happening within the community is the selecting out of variants, due to infectious pressure from the vaccine not actually killing the COVID virus and allowing it to propagate in vaccinated individuals. This results in the shedding of virus by symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, vaccinated or not.
All of what Dr. Vanden Bossche has predicted thus far about the pandemic has come to fruition, including the death plateau occurring in Israel. If you go to worldometer.com you’ll find that Israel’s death rate has more or less plateaued. His prognostication says this is evidence that new variants are being selected out, “training”, to break out soon. He says it is in the vaccinated, those harboring the immune pressure on the virus, that the virus is “training.” It’s not unlike a baseball player, whose stance is perfect for hitting a fastball, training to hit a curve ball. He faces many curveballs (immune pressure), all the while adjusting his stance, his feet, his hands, maybe his torso, to accommodate being able to hit both the curveball and fastball. The (immune) pressure he faced against the curveballs allowed him to be more successful in safely hitting either the fastball or curveball. Not the best analogy, but you get the picture.
This “training” ground for the virus does not occur in unvaccinated persons, who will retain their (innate) generic immunity that will allow them to defend against oncoming variants; vaccinated persons’ innate immunity is “crippled” as it has been blocked by the greater affinity the specific spike antibody (from the vaccine) has for the cell. This is the reason Dr. Vanden Bossche predicts that the vaccinated will be more susceptible to the coming variants (morbidity, hospitalizations, and death).
If Dr. Vanden Bossche is correct, he will be batting 1,000 percent. There is to come a bigger and higher peak than the Delta summer peak that is now subsiding. Otherwise, if this last (Delta) peak comes to a halt and that’s the end of the pandemic he will look like the biggest fool. But for a man with his credentials to publicly and unabashedly stake his life’s reputation and career on his convictions about the pandemic, one might pause a bit and maybe pay close attention to what he’s warning us about.
Meantime, if and when the next variant or sub-variant comes, be ready. Stay fit, keep your immune status in tip top shape, lose weight if you’re overweight, don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol heavily, get plenty of sleep, reduce your stress level, stay well hydrated. But whatever you do and if and whenever this next variant peak happens, don’t blame the unvaccinated.