Are Millions Being Shot to Death?!?

It’s been awhile since I’ve written an obviously sensational headline, but rest assured I didn’t do it to get more visitors to my blog (hint: well, maybe, but I digress). Sensational headline aside, I trust you’ll find the post interesting.

El Gato Malo on substack writes that data from the UK is revealing each new variation of the COVID virus is posing a greater risk of infection to the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated, and makes an argument as to why this is happening:

“This is, unfortunately, exactly what one would predict as a leaky vaccine with a strong tendency to antigenically fixate those having received it drives viral evolution to prey upon this vulnerability. Herd OAS [Original Antigenic Sin] replaces Herd Immunity and vaccine driven evolution [of the COVID virus] does the rest.”
- “el gato malo“, writing on Substack, April 10, 2022

Gosh, that’s a whole lot of medical-speak for non-medical people (like me). If you’re not easily intimidated by medical discussions, data, charts, and graphs (also like me) you can read his entire posting by clicking here. And, it’s worth a read.

What the heck is “Original Antigenic Sin” you (and, I) ask? Let’s defer to the experts:

“‘original antigenic sin’ implies that when the epitope [the part of an infection which causes an immune response by your body] varies slightly, then the immune system relies on memory of the earlier infection, rather than mount another primary or secondary response to the new epitope which would allow faster and stronger responses. The result is that the immunological response may be inadequate against the new strain, because the immune system does not adapt and instead relies on its memory to mount a response.” (Ref. 1)

So, there’s a chance of weakening your immune system’s ability to fight off new variants of the COVID virus simply by continuing to get booster shots to fight off new variants?

That’s disturbing.

But every year people get a vaccine shot to fight off the latest version of the Influenza Virus, and nearly everyone given the Flu Shot is still alive. Surely that has to be the same with COVID vaccines and their booster shots…right?

Maybe…or, maybe not. Once again, I defer to experts:

“[Original Antigenic Sin] is the double-edged sword of memory: it can provide an avenue to protection against a novel strain of a pathogen or create an obstacle to the elicitation of protective immunity. What this means for COVID-19 is yet to be fully determined, but this important consequence of the immense powers of immunological memory and specificity must be considered when assessing population-level immunity and vaccine efficacy.” (Ref. 2)

I’m really hoping the world’s medical and virological experts determine how Original Antigenic Sin impacts COVID vaccination soon: Otherwise, there’s a chance the pharmaceutical industry could be gradually shooting millions to death. Unless they’ve unwittingly done it already :-(

And then I read this:
Editor of the British Medical Journal tells the FDA about Serious Concerns over Pfizer Trial Data Integrity…And the lack of FDA oversight
NE –, April 9, 2022.

Oh boy.

Thanks for Reading!

(1) Anup Vatti,, “Original antigenic sin: A comprehensive review“, Journal Autoimmunity, Volume 83, 2017, Pages 12-21, ISSN 0896-8411
(2) Eric L. Brown, Heather T. Essigmann, “Original Antigenic Sin: the Downside of Immunological Memory and Implications for COVID-19“, ASM Journals, mSphere, Vol. 6, No. 2, March 10, 2021.

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