Scientists defying the simple and fervently pushed “bad anti-vax, good pro-vax” stance have been talking about Antibody Dependent Disease Enhancement (ADE) for many months. One of the most high profile of these is Dr Robert Malone who gave this interview a few days ago.
The Covid-19 vaccines were not designed to prevent infection and transmission, but to prevent disease and death. Malone states that it is clear that they work in the highest risk groups, ie the elderly (compared to those who don’t receive the vaccine). Evidence now out of Israel suggests the risk of severe disease and hospitalisation for high risk groups is better if you are vaccinated, as the relative risk reduction statistics suggest. However, those who are vaccinated and get infected with Delta variant, seem to be at higher risk of death. “This is paradoxical and is exactly the kind of thing that scientists would look for if you were worried about Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE)“.
The process for ADE occurs when pre-existing antibodies help to facilitate virus infection into cells that they otherwise could not infect. This has happened in the past with new vaccinations, for example in the Phillippines where the rollout of Dengvaxia in 2017 caused the deaths of children who were vaccinated but then contracted the Dengue virus.
Dr Robert Malone states that “the public health community have to look at this rigorously and critically, because there’s a lot going on right now that doesn’t make sense … including the vaccine risk … in my experience during outbreaks you have to constantly challenge yourself and each other because the answer is unknown and it’s hard to figure out what’s really going on during the fog of war, and that’s where we are, in this vague mist of confusion about what’s going on“.
One of the issues currently not making sense is the rise in cases of Covid-19 disease in people who are “fully” vaccinated. Across the globe Covid-19 deaths per million have risen in close pursuit of the vaccine rollout. In Israel today between 70-80% of their hospitalised cases are fully vaccinated. In NSW Australia last night all except one of their 141 hospitalised cases were fully vaccinated [Correction. The initial announcement was “all but one are vaccinated”. In fact all but one of 43 in ICU were reportedly unvaccinated]. This includes almost all only young people outside of the risk group for disease, who in normal times would not have been recommended the vaccine. I wonder what treatments are being offered? These hospitalisations are a political hot potato at a time when Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine have been aggressively denied in favour of vaccine promotion. Interesting times!
There have been reports from other locations such as parts of the USA, that almost all Covid-19 hospitalisations are in the unvaccinated. These have omitted to report that vaccinated patients are no longer being tested in many hospitals whose complicated private funding is connected to pharmaceutical company interests.
Another issue with the Covid-19 vaccines is the fact that antibodies circulating in the bloodstream offer limited protection against a virus which enters via the surface of the respiratory tract. This is reflected in the very low absolute risk reduction for these vaccines. Respiratory tract infections require mucosal T-cell protection instead of bloodstream antibody protection. Frontiers in Immunology, one of the few medical publications today that doesn’t focus on pushing the pharmaceutical industry’s agenda of Profit-At-Any-Cost (PAC), discusses the issues of Coronavirus vaccines and ADE in an article by Darrel Ricke of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ricke concludes “increased emphasis on the importance of developing safe SARS-CoV-2 T cell vaccines that are not dependent upon antibodies“.
Religious fervour does not belong in public health. To save lives, we need messages of calm and facts over fear and confusion. Open debate instead of the silencing of voices who dare to dissent from the Pharmaceutical industry’s aggressive profiteering agenda, will ultimately be what saves the most lives.