"Dr. Fauci: These 2 new fast-spreading omicron Covid subvariants are pretty troublesome, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1"; of course Fauci, it's the vaccine, stupid! NOT the virus; the VAX is causing the variants
by Paul Alexander
A rapid mass vaccination campaign that utilizes a sub-optimal antigen-specific non-neutralizing vaccine (such as the COVID vaccines) and with vaccination across all age groups, and into the pandemic
That is, in the midst of an active pandemic of a highly mutable and highly infectious respiratory virus with high infectious pressure, can only generate a continued series of dominating new variants that are increasingly infectious, increasingly vaccine-resistant (due to “immune escape”), and inevitably more virulent (potentially lethal). In short, the mass vaccination campaign that has been implemented during the COVID pandemic can potentially keep the pandemic going for many years with a potential more virulent sub-variant emerging.
These variants are emerging because of the vaccine and its sub-optimal vaccinal pressure on the infectiousness (and virulence) of the virus; the vaccine is giving the virus infectious properties it did not formerly have.
We have underestimated the evolutionary biology and the dynamics at play between the COVID virus (coronavirus, respiratory virus) and the resulting immune response from the population, either via natural infection or vaccine. Those making decisions have disregarded the evolutionary capacity of the virus to adapt and evolve due to the population immune pressure (mounting ‘immature’ undeveloped sub-optimal immunity). Especially if the immune response is sub-optimal and immature with immune fixation and priming (prejudice) that has induced vaccinal antibodies that do not neutralize the antigen (in this case Wuhan vaccine spike antibodies facing omicron BA.5 spike/clade).
This interplay and dance between virus and host immune system should have been the cardinal issue on day one for today, we are faced with infectious variant after infectious variant due to the non-sterilizing, non-neutralizing vaccine (vaccinal antibodies) that do not stop infection or transmission, placing the spike and binding domains under massive Darwinian selection pressure to select for the more ‘fitter’ infectious variants. The danger is that we can drive the emergence of a more virulent lethal sub-variant clade.
The COVID pandemic would have been over at least 1.5 years now yet it is continuing with expansion due to the use of the existing non-neutralizing COVID injections that do not stop infection, replication, or transmission, and in fact, drives emergence of infectious sub-variants (and a potentially virulent/lethal one). The Omicron virus (sub-variants) is largely resistant to the potentially neutralizing and non-neutralizing antigen-specific, vaccine induced antibodies (Abs).
It is the vaccine, stupid!