Geert Vanden Bossche, Ph.D., a vaccinology insider and former international director of vaccine applications, together with work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has known as for the mass vaccination marketing campaign in opposition to COVID-19 to finish. In the video above, he speaks with Discernable about considered one of his major issues with COVID-19 vaccines, which is immune escape.
Bossche describes a common precept in biology, vaccinology and microbiology that for those who put dwelling organisms like micro organism or viruses underneath strain, through antibiotics, antibodies or chemotherapeutics, for instance, however don’t kill them off utterly, you’ll be able to inadvertently encourage their mutation into extra virulent strains. Those that escape your immune system find yourself surviving and choosing mutations to make sure their additional survival.
“It will have a very tough time … and a lot of these microorganisms will die,” Bossche says. “But if you cannot really kill them all, if you cannot prevent, completely, the infection and if there are still some microorganisms that can replicate despite this huge pressure, they will start to select mutations that enable them to survive.”
COVID-19 has a excessive capability for mutation however, in line with Bossche, if the virus isn’t underneath strain, it received’t essentially see a necessity to pick out mutations to, for example, turn into extra infectious. But for those who put it underneath strain, as is happening throughout the mass vaccination marketing campaign — or as Bossche calls it, the “one big experiment” — this will change.
“This in its own right would not be a disaster … because … viruses can only replicate and multiply in living cells,” Bossche provides. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is an enveloped cell, so it can not survive lengthy within the setting. However, throughout a pandemic, when the virus is just about in every single place, it’s not tough for it to discover a dwelling host with the intention to replicate.
Some of Bossche’s issues have benefit, however there’s one other facet to this story, as famous by Rosemary Frei, who has a grasp of science in molecular biology from the Faculty of Medicine on the University of Calgary and is an impartial investigative journalist in Canada. Frei believes that Bossche has a “not-so-hidden agenda,” which is to push the event and widespread use of a unique sort of vaccine.
“[F]rom my experience as a former long-time medical writer and journalist — particularly a four-month stint with media-relations giant FleishmanHillard in 1994 (yes, I’ve worked for the dark side) — this has all the hallmarks of a drug company astroturf campaign,” Frei says.
“It’s another step in the decades-long erasure of the fact that our sophisticated and highly effective immune systems work well and don’t need any assistance from the biomedical/pharmaceutical industry.”1
Bossche: ‘It’s Exactly the Same as Antibiotic Resistance’
Bossche explains the hazards of mass COVID-19 vaccination and makes use of antibiotic resistance for instance. Antibiotics are more and more shedding their effectiveness in opposition to frequent micro organism, which have discovered methods to evade the medication. In the case of COVID-19, the virus could also be growing methods to evade your “self-made antiviral antibiotics,” or antibodies.
Your physique has each cell-mediated immunity, which is a part of your innate immune system, and humoral immunity, which generates acquired antibodies which might be elicited in response to particular pathogens. While acquired antibodies, comparable to these generated by the COVID-19 vaccine, are germ-specific, cell-mediated immunity just isn’t and serves to guard you from a broad vary of potential invaders. Bossche defined:2
“As the innate immune system can not keep in mind the pathogens it encountered (innate immunity has no so-called ‘immunological memory’), we are able to solely proceed to depend on it supplied we preserve it ‘trained’ properly sufficient. Training is achieved by common publicity to a myriad of environmental brokers, together with pathogens.
However, as we age, we are going to more and more face conditions the place our innate immunity (usually known as ‘the first line of immune defense’) just isn’t robust sufficient to halt the pathogen on the portal of entry (largely mucosal boundaries like respiratory or intestinal epithelia).
When this occurs, the immune system has to depend on extra specialised effectors of our immune system (i.e., antigen-specific Abs [antibodies] and T cells) to combat the pathogen.”
COVID-19 vaccines are supposed to induce extremely particular antibodies that focus on SARS-CoV-2. However, as within the case of antibiotic resistance, it’s important that these antibodies are capable of remove all the virus. If not, a worsened consequence may end result, together with the immune escape that Bossche is warning of:3
“In case of bacterial illness it’s important to not solely selected the suitable sort of antibiotic (based mostly on the outcomes from an antibiogram) however to additionally take the antibiotic for lengthy sufficient (in line with the prescription). Failure to adjust to these necessities is vulnerable to granting microbes an opportunity to outlive and, therefore, might trigger the illness to fare up.
A really comparable mechanism may apply to viruses, particularly to viruses that may simply and quickly mutate (which is, for instance, the case with coronaviruses); when the strain exerted by the military’s (learn: inhabitants’s) immune protection begins to threaten viral replication and transmission, the virus will tackle one other coat in order that it could actually not be simply acknowledged and, due to this fact, attacked by the host immune system. The virus is now capable of escape immunity (so-called ‘immune escape’).”
But Frei disagrees with Bossche’s notion that viral resistance will create an uncontrollable mutant virus:4
“There is the possibility of viral resistance … but it’s not the major threat Vanden Bossche attempts to scare us about by saying the virus is likely to mutate so much and so quickly because of the current mass vaccination campaigns that soon it could escape all current attempts to stop its spread. Remember, for example, that yearly flu mass vaccination hasn’t caused influenza to spiral out of control and decimate the global population.”
Mass Vaccination ‘Creates an Irrepressible Monster’
Bossche believes that scientists, vaccinologists and clinicians are being blinded by the optimistic short-term results COVID-19 vaccines might have for people whereas overlooking their “disastrous consequences for global health.” In unusual circumstances, an occasional viral “escape mutant” isn’t overly regarding as a result of it’s unlikely to rapidly discover entry to a number by which to duplicate.
During a pandemic, nonetheless, it’s fairly simple for the mutated, variant virus to search out new hosts, which may embrace these with asymptomatic COVID-19 or individuals who have acquired solely the primary of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, leaving them with a suboptimal immune response. According to Bossche:5
“The mixture of viral an infection on a background of suboptimal Ab maturity and focus allows the virus to pick out mutations permitting it to flee the immune strain.
The number of these mutations ideally happens within the S protein as that is the viral protein that’s accountable for viral infectiousness. As the chosen mutations endow the virus with elevated infectious capability, it now turns into a lot simpler for the virus to trigger extreme illness in contaminated topics.”
He believes individuals who have had asymptomatic COVID-19 infections might expertise a short-lived rise in S (spike)-specific antibodies, which suppresses the innate immune response, which may have disastrous results, together with for kids:6
“This is to say that with an rising fee of an infection within the inhabitants, the variety of topics who get contaminated whereas experiencing a momentary improve in S-specific Abs will steadily improve. Consequently, the variety of topics who get contaminated whereas experiencing a momentary lower of their innate immunity will improve.
As a end result, a steadily rising variety of topics will turn into extra vulnerable to getting extreme illness as a substitute of exhibiting solely gentle signs (i.e., restricted to the higher respiratory tract) or no signs in any respect. During a pandemic, particularly kids can be affected by this evolution as their pure Abs aren’t but largely suppressed by a panoply of ‘acquired’, antigen-specific Abs.”
An ideal storm might have been created as a result of lockdowns carried out for the reason that starting of the pandemic have meant that individuals haven’t had common publicity to quite a lot of pathogens, which is important to maintain the innate immune system in high working situation.
Frei once more takes challenge with Bossche’s evaluation, partly as a result of she says he hasn’t supplied direct proof to assist his statements. Further, she notes, “Vanden Bossche downplays the effectiveness of the antibodies our bodies naturally produce as part of the second-line (‘adaptive’) part of the immune system that also has served us extremely well for millennia.”7
Will Mass Vaccination of Elderly Increase Death within the Young?
Bossche acknowledged that mass vaccination of the aged in opposition to COVID-19 will dramatically improve morbidity and mortality charges in younger populations as a result of, because the aged turn into protected, the virus will hunt down youthful individuals to outlive.
His reasoning is that if the virus escapes the S-specific antibodies which might be quickly elevated in asymptomatically contaminated individuals, it could actually benefit from the suppressed innate immunity, permitting the virus to multiply quickly.
“Selecting targeted mutations in the S protein is, therefore, the way to go in order for the virus to enhance its infectiousness in candidates that are prone to getting the disease because of a transient weakness of their innate immune defense,” Bossche mentioned.8
Bossche alleges that one other drawback is that variants of SARS-CoV-2 at the moment are reportedly circulating,9 which don’t match properly with the vaccine.10 He says individuals who have been vaccinated are probably turning into asymptomatic carriers and are shedding the extra infectious variants into the group:11
“We’re additionally going through an enormous drawback in vaccinated individuals as they’re now increasingly confronted with infectious variants displaying a kind of S protein that’s more and more totally different from the S version comprised with the vaccine (the latter version originates from the unique, a lot much less infectious pressure originally of the pandemic).
The extra variants turn into infectious (i.e., on account of blocking entry of the virus to the vaccinated section of the inhabitants), the much less vaccinal Abs will defend.
Already now, lack of safety is resulting in viral shedding and transmission in vaccine recipients who’re uncovered to those extra infectious strains (which, by the best way, more and more dominate the sector). This is how we’re at present turning vaccinees into asymptomatic carriers shedding infectious variants.”
There is controversy over the infectious variants that Bossche mentions, nonetheless. Frei factors out that, “Vanden Bossche also asserts that there’s an ‘ever[-]increasing threat from rapidly spreading, highly infectious variants, but as I detailed in my February 3, 2021, article12 and accompanying video on the new variants, there is no proof that they are highly infectious or will be any time soon.”13
Perfect Storm for COVID to Resist the Human Immune System
Bossche believes it’ll solely take a number of extra focused mutations for the virus to completely resist S-specific anti-COVID-19 antibodies, whether or not they’re produced from vaccination or pure an infection. The end result may very well be that this inhabitants turns into particularly weak on account of their not helpful S-specific antibodies together with a suppressed innate immune response. According to Bossche:14
“… [W]e’ll have whipped up the virus within the youthful inhabitants as much as a stage that it now takes little effort for Covid-19 to rework right into a extremely infectious virus that utterly ignores each the innate arm of our immune system in addition to the adaptive/acquired one (no matter whether or not the acquired Abs resulted from vaccination or pure an infection).
The effort for the virus is now turning into much more negligible on condition that many vaccine recipients at the moment are uncovered to extremely infectious viral variants whereas having acquired solely a single shot of the vaccine. Hence, they’re endowed with Abs that haven’t but acquired optimum performance.
There isn’t any want to elucidate that that is simply going to additional improve immune escape. Basically, we’ll very quickly be confronted with a super-infectious virus that utterly resists our most valuable protection mechanism: The human immune system.”
In essence, Bossche states that the widespread COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign will effectively flip what was a comparatively innocent virus right into a “bioweapon of mass destruction,” and that the mix of stringent an infection prevention measures mixed with the insufficient COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will enable the pandemic to worsen as a substitute of higher.
Ironically, Bossche recommends that the answer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, aside from letting the virus run its pure course, is to create pure killer (NK) cell-based vaccines. He maintains that widespread use of NK cell based mostly vaccines might help the innate immune system to remove coronaviruses at an early stage of an infection. But, in line with Frei, this can be a purple flag in Bossche’s open letter. She states:15
“It’s not very logical to imagine that the one answer to the theoretical risk of immune escape, as espoused by somebody who’s acquired an extended and robust concentrate on vaccination versus different methods to enhance well being, is but extra mass vaccination.
… I do agree that we must always cease using the present vaccines. But we additionally we have to cease manufacturing and use of antivirals and antibodies and all different components of the Covid-industrial advanced. Covid has a particularly excessive survival fee. So why develop one more costly, invasive and experimental answer to an issue that hardly exists, if it does in any respect?”
Bossche does advocate train, wholesome meals, relaxation and a great psychological angle, together with staying away from poisonous influences, to bolster the well being of your immune system. But within the meantime, he says, “there is not one second left for gears to be switched and to replace the current killer vaccines …”16
He’s reached out to the World Health Organization and different worldwide well being organizations to warn of the doubtless detrimental penalties of additional viral immune escape triggered by the present COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign, calling it the “single most important public health emergency of international concern,” however thus far all have remained silent.
Frei, in the meantime, is making an attempt to unfold the phrase that she believes Bossche’s letter is just “a continuation of the overall Covid deception”:17
“When combined with the contents of his open letter, it’s impossible to believe that he’s in fact an insider who’s now turned against his very high-powered comrades [including the drug industry and vaccine proponents] … It’s more likely that he’s their accomplice.”