What's The Rush?


What’s The Rush?

Junious Ricardo Stanton


            We are being told by the pharmaceutical companies rushing to bring their COVID -19 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines to market primarily by skipping the eight to twelve years it normally takes to bring a new drug from the laboratory to retail shelves that their vaccines are over 90% effective. Pfizer is saying their vaccine is 95% effective https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-conclude-phase-3-study-covid-19-vaccine while Moderna a company that has in its ten years of existence never produced or marketed any product whatsoever let alone a vaccine says theirs is 94% effective https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/30/moderna-covid-19-vaccine-full-results/.

            Pardon my skepticism but Big Pharma does not enjoy a stellar reputation nor is the industry viewed as trustworthy and respected by the American public for numerous reasons.  https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/big-pharmas-image-sinks-to-new-low-amid-opioid-crisis-high-drug-prices/ Given their history of valuing profits over people, their blatant disregard for public health and safety and their seedy marketing practices (paying lawmakers and doctors to approve and push their drugs) we should be even more skeptical of their COVID vaccine claims, claims that have not been peer reviewed nor tested by impartial laboratories and professionals. Keep in mind these are vaccines based on new technologies.

            They are asking us to take their word. Sorry can’t do it. Wouldn’t it be better if these companies were more transparent and took the extra time to make absolutely sure their products are safe and effective? Does the fact they will make huge profits while being held blameless and indemnified from lawsuits that cause injury or death have anything to do with their haste?

           “But what will happen to the companies that make and market the vaccine if people discover they’ve been harmed by a product that was hastily brought to market? According to a law passed this spring, pretty much nothing. An amendment to the PREP Act, which was updated in April, stipulates that companies “cannot be sued for money damages in court” over injuries caused by medical countermeasures for Covid-19. Such countermeasures include vaccines, therapeutics, and respiratory devices. The only exception to this immunity is if death or serious physical injury is caused by ‘willful misconduct.’ And even then, the people who are harmed will have to meet heightened standards for ‘willful misconduct’ that are favorable to defendants… And while people harmed by vaccines for other diseases are able to file claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which was established in 1986, the PREP Act now bars anyone who feels they were harmed by a vaccine for the coronavirus from using the program.” Drug Companies Continue To Shed Liabilities For Rushed Coronavirus Treatments by Sharon Lerner  https://theintercept.com/2020/08/28/coronavirus-vaccine-prep-act/

            The pharmaceutical companies are rushing to get their vaccines to market at hyper-speed, bypassing the normal animal and extensive (and very costly) human trials. The “second wave” of COVID  aside, shouldn’t the government make sure theses drugs are super safe, that they have passed rigorous and thorough testing protocols before they just start shooting everyone up?! Isn’t that what the FDA is for?

            The technology called mRNA has never been tried before and no one knows what the long term effects of these vaccines could/will have. Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines are based upon innovative and minimally tested and peer reviewed technologies, technologies that will impact our bodies’ genetic material. “Because mRNA vaccines are only now beginning to be tested in humans, there are a lot of fairly basic unknowns which can only be answered through human trials… Other outstanding questions include whether the proteins that have been chosen for the vaccine are the right ones to prevent a coronavirus infection in the body, how targeted the immune response is to this particular coronavirus, how long any immunity would last, and whether it causes side-effects such as increased inflammatory responses like redness and swelling or, in the worst case, aggravates disease.” Five Things You Need to Know About mRNA Vaccines Joanna Roberts https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/five-things-you-need-know-about-mrna-vaccines.html

            Instead some governments are mobilizing to intimidate and shut down anyone who questions the process or expresses skepticism about the safety of these vaccines.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8997437/British-Armys-information-warfare-unit-deployed-tackle-anti-vaccine-propaganda.html What’s up with that, why is the British government so defensive? Why are the oligarchs, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and the corporate and digital media like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram actively suppressing honest skepticism and dissent? What is it they don’t want us to know? Why aren’t they more empathetic towards legitimate questions and hesitancy?

            The media has induced fear and panic in the masses, the government and the money grubbers want to take full advantage of it while they can. Keep in mind there are over seven billion people on this planet, by that reckoning the existing infection and mortality rates for COVID are miniscule. As of this writing there have been 64,188,950 COVID cases, of those 44,437,980 fully recovered and there were 1,486,609 fatalities. For a real time update go to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

             In other words COVID is not the kiss of death we are being led to believe it to be!  We have a right to ask questions and get honest answers. What’s the rush?




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