By C. Mitchell Shaw
The COVID-19 vaccines made by both Pfizer and Moderna will now include a warning that there is a “likely link” between the vaccines and cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults. The CDC announced earlier this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would be requiring the warning labels after nearly 500 reported cases of heart inflammation in vaccinated adults under 30.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group that brought this to the attention of CDC also said the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis following vaccination with the mRNA-based shots in adolescents and young adults is notably higher after the second dose. It is also notably higher in males than in females.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine uses the traditional virus-based approach in developing its experimental vaccine, but both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s experimental vaccines opt for a method that uses mRNA (messenger RNA). According to Moderna’s website, “Messenger RNA, or mRNA, plays a fundamental role in human biology, transferring the instructions stored in DNA to make the proteins required in every living cell. Our approach is to use mRNA medicines to instruct a patient’s own cells to produce proteins that could prevent, treat, or cure disease.”
What could possibly go wrong with an experimental vaccine that tinkers with a person’s basic building blocks?
Well, it look as though it may turn out that one thing that could go wrong is that young people’s hearts may become inflamed. And it is not as though this was unforeseen. Dr. Robert Malone — who invented the mRNA technology used in these vaccines — said in a YouTube video, which has since been taken down by YouTube, that “the government is not being transparent about the risks” of these vaccines. He subsequently told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that there is insufficient data about the risks to young people and they should not be required to get these vaccines. “I don’t think the benefits outweigh the risks,” he said. In the same YouTube video in which he addressed the risks of using mRNA technology in the vaccines, Dr. Malone also said the spike protein used poses a health risk. He said that he sent documentation to the FDA months ago to that effect, but “their determination was that they didn’t think that that was sufficient.”
In the ever-changing world of COVID-19, the ubiquitous mantra “follow the science” has caused a few oddities that remind this writer of the “doublethink” of George Orwell’s 1984. “Doublethink” is the holding of two opposing ideas at the same time. In 1984, the citizens of Oceania are required to believe that something is true because Big Brother says so. If Big Brother changes that, the first idea is not only to be dismissed in favor of the new idea, but it is believed never to have been true in the first place. And anyone who believes differently is guilty of “thoughtcrime.”
This is that.
First, we were told not to wear masks, then told to wear them everywhere all of the time, then told that we can wear them or not, but that there is probably no real efficacy to wearing them. At each stage, we were told that the CDC was just “following the science.” Dictated by “doublethink,” millions of Americans — like the citizens of Oceania — were able to switch gears each time and live as if the previous dictate had never even been uttered. That is how “fifteen days to slow the spread” lasted more than a year. It is also how the word “experimental” in “experimental vaccine” became silent as millions of Americans were conditioned, pressured, and worn down to the point that they not only agreed to receive the experimental vaccine — but that they did so after demanding it.
Now, “following the science” has led the FDA to place a warning label on COVID-19 vaccines made by both Pfizer and Moderna. But “doublethink” — once deeply seated — is at least as virulent as any virus. “Doublethink” will likely lead many to see the label, read the label, understand the label, believe the label, and then — “following the science” of their Big Brother masters at CDC — ignore the label as they simultaneously believe the vaccine is safe and is necessary to save them from a virus that has a higher than 99.9-percent survival rate for most people.
Dr. Malone — who, having invented the process used in these vaccines, certainly understands the risks involved — has said the risks are too high. But in typical 1984 fashion, Big Brother has spoken and Dr. Malone is guilty of “thoughtcrime.” The solution? Again, straight out of 1984: Send Dr. Malone’s statements down the memory hole. In this case the Ministry of Truth division known as YouTube simply deleted the video, boldly claiming that the man who invented this technology was “sharing misleading information about the COVID-19 vaccine.”
But, as good citizens, we are told to “follow the science” even as Big Brother lies to us about what “the science” is. After all, if an uptick in heart inflammation and a warning from the inventor of the technology used to create the vaccines is not enough “science” to question the safety of experimental vaccines, what will be?