The Bottom Line On The Moderna Booster Scandal: Apologies Please, And Now

It is nice to see CNN practicing journalism again. though.

A CNN report published yesterday revealed that the pharmaceutical company Moderna withheld data from both U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisers last summer pointing to “the possibility that the updated booster might not be any more effective at preventing Covid-19 infections than the original shots.”

The booster’s impact on actual infections, based on trials, indicated that “1.9% of the study participants who received the original booster became infected” while “those who got the updated bivalent vaccine – the one that scientists hoped would work better – a higher percentage, 3.2%, became infected.” The FDA authorized the Moderna bivalent vaccine on August 31, and did not publicize the previously omitted infection data until September 13.

It’s obvious why Moderna did this: money. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that the U.S. has purchased nearly 171 million doses of the bivalent booster for approximately $4.9 billion. The CDC says that over 48.2 million people ages 5 and older had been given a bivalent booster dose. Approximately 33.6 million doses of Moderna’s updated booster have been delivered, and 17.5 million doses have been administered. Money is always behind the corruption of research and science. [See: Climate change]

Read the whole report. So all of the people who doubted the confident government claims about the boosters and the vaccines who were called “science-deniers,” “conspiracy theorists,” cowards, bad citizens, morons and worse were right after all. The representations about the Wuhan vaccines weren’t trustworthy. The Federal government’s health agencies weren’t sufficiently careful. There were legitimate reasons to resist putting a chemical concoction into one’s body, not to mention one’s child’s body. The lies—deliberately omitting material information is a lie—could have come from Pfizer or any of the other vaccine manufacturers—and maybe they did. If they didn’t, it was just moral luck.

Every Democrat, doctor, employer, smug academic, pundit and mainstream media outlet that mocked, savaged and sought to demonize Americans who questioned the corrupted “science” behind the vaccines owes their millions of victims an apology.

Now.

7 thoughts on “The Bottom Line On The Moderna Booster Scandal: Apologies Please, And Now

  1. But they won’t. As long as the COVID virus is useful for clamping down on dissidents and remaking society, they will spin and spin. They will deny anyone was demonized or fired or pressured in any way to be vaccinated. They will deny that anyone was told the vaccines would prevent infection or transmission or death or any other effect of the virus.

    Then, when the virus is finally useless to their ends, they will say, “Sure, it was a scam, but it was so long ago that you guys better fixate on the problems of the present instead of living in the past”.

  2. I took my daughter to the doctor today. She has some major issues and trying to figure out how to help her is a full time job, above and beyond that normal to a homeschooling parent. The doctor said that one intervention that I asked about might be a good idea, but until the pandemic was over, she was prohibited from offering it.

    I don’t know if the doctor actually believes that the pandemic is ongoing or if that is the party line she has to tow to continue her employment, but at this point, being denied care because of the pandemic pisses me off.

    We won’t see apologies from the medical profession. We haven’t even gotten an admission that we might not have to wear the damn masks for every little thing. We are now in their power. They will not relinquish it.

  3. From the article: “The six FDA and CDC advisers interviewed by CNN said that this infection data wouldn’t have changed how they voted, because the data had such limitations, but it still should have been presented to them. ” In other words, even with a technically negative benefit, they still would have voted to push the new vaccine. Supposedly there were “…reams of information indicating that the new vaccine worked better than the one already on shelves…” and I have to wonder what this evidence was in the absence of actually measuring it’s effectiveness.

    People who believe the entire covid vaccine push was really about power rather than saving lives may be more correct than I really want to believe, but everything I learn about what went on behind the scenes puts me in with the people who don’t automatically have trust in doctors. My individual doctor was pretty clearly not on board with the CDC’s actions, so I don’t hold it against him, but the profession as a whole deserves to be less trusted than it is.

    • “People who believe the entire covid vaccine push was really about power rather than saving lives may be more correct than I really want to believe, but everything I learn about what went on behind the scenes puts me in with the people who don’t automatically have trust in doctors.”

      I do believe it lowered the risk of hospitalization. I was vaccinated twice and boostered twice starting in 2021 whereupon I went everywhere I could (vacation, conventions, church, movie theaters, family gatherings). I managed to go almost three years without being sick until I got a bad cough/cold the first week of December of 2022 following a Thanksgiving with about 20 relatives, a family funeral and a massive comic book convention with hundreds of people around me both days I attended (it’s a mystery!). I didn’t bother to test myself, assuming that I probably had COVID, but I work from home so it was just a matter of skipping church that week.

      But I was never 100% convinced that the vaccine was going to eliminate COVID completely and, while I do believe people should have been vaccinated, I don’t believe in the nonsense that went around about bribing people with money, cars and scholarships and I certainly don’t believe in forcing people to get the jab, especially if their personal doctor advised against it.

      So, while I don’t believe the vaccine push was entirely about gaining power, I absolutely believe gaining power was a useful benefit, particularly in the Fall of 2020 when the propaganda against the vaccine in order to damage Trump’s reelection was amped up only to do a complete 180 after Election Day.

    • >>In other words, even with a technically negative benefit, they still would have voted to push the new vaccine.

      That is not an quite an accurate representation. They said they would have wanted the opportunity to weigh this data prior to their vote for the vaccine. Having subsequently reviewed the data, they did not find the the negative trend was strong enough, or statistically significant enough to contradict other data that suggested the boosters worked. Thus they conclude they still would have voted in favor of the booster.

      However, it is moral luck they claim their vote would not have changed. Moderna withholding the results, however flawed or non-respresentative they believed those results to be, seriously undermines their credibility. One reasonably wonders whatever inconvenient data they may be sitting on.

  4. I did notice in that article one of the ‘experts’ saying that vaccines are for preventing serious disease and death.

    I know I’m old fashioned but to me a vaccine is for preventing disease, period.

    I look on the Covid shots as more of a therapeutic, or a prophylactic given before you get the disease.

    ———————–

    Apropos of nothing, I note that the spell checker here still does not recognize Covid as a legitimate word.

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