The people chanting at us to get the COVID vaccine don’t like to talk about it, but none of the vaccines currently available have ever completed the normal approval process. They are all in that sense experimental. They are being marketed legally, therefore pursuant to an emergency use authorization issued by the United States Government.
The emergency use authorization allows the drug companies to sell vaccines that would otherwise be banned. It is not a complete blank check, however. It contains, in fact, a lot of very specific guidance regarding the terms under which these vaccines can be sold.
One of the key elements of that guidance concerns efficacy. The Food and Drug Administration said explicitly when it gave experimental vaccines a green light that those vaccines would need to be safe and “prevent disease or decrease its severity in at least 50 percent of people who are vaccinated.”
Let’s take a close look at that efficacy issue.
The latest data out of Israel, one of the pandemic’s current hot spots shows that the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine at least is nowhere near 50%. The latest data from that nation, which runs through July 17th, shows the Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy in preventing delta variant infections has dropped to 39 percent. That is according to data released by the Israeli Health Ministry.
If that data holds up, then at least the Pfizer vaccine cannot possibly be offered legally in the United States. In fact, it would be the legal duty of the FDA to pull the vaccine immediately and forbid its further use. The emergency use authorization would be null and void.
A close look at what is happening in Israel shows just how upside-down things have become in regard to vaccines. Israel’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday, August 11, reported that 694 people were being treated in hospitals for Covid. That included 400 people described as being in serious condition. Among those in serious condition, 64 percent were fully vaccinated while 32 percent were not.
That means that there were twice as many fully vaccinated people in serious condition as those who were unvaccinated. Forget about efficacy for a moment. That suggests we might even be looking at a situation in which the vaccine was literally causing harm rather than simply not preventing it.
Israel is not the only place where worrying data is beginning to pop up. The Astra-Zeneca vaccine has been shown to be ineffective against a Covid variant in South Africa. That is according to the New England Journal of Medicine one of the world’s most prestigious medical publications.
“In this trial, we found that two doses of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine had no efficacy against the B.1.351 variant in preventing mild-to-moderate COVID-19,” the authors wrote.
A recently published Indian study seems to have had similar findings. Neither of the vaccines studied demonstrated efficacy rates of 50%.
“Effectiveness after one dose of vaccine (BNT162b2 or ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) was notably lower among persons with the delta variant (30.7%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 25.2 to 35.7) than among those with the alpha variant (48.7%; 95% CI, 45.5 to 51.7); the results were similar for both vaccines.”NEJM
There are, of course, a host of issues surrounding Covid vaccines, many of which we will explore in future articles. A host of side effects, many of which seem to be deliberately being hushed up, are associated with the vaccines and may pose a more significant danger to the population as a whole. There is also the continuing question of why we are so focused on vaccination rather than treatment, especially when there are cheap, generic drugs available, which give every indication of being effective.
For our purposes, here, though, we will keep the focus on the narrow question of whether or not the use of these vaccines is even legal in the United States. Emergency use authorizations are made possible by legislation passed by the United States Congress. That legislation is very, very specific about how and when emergency use authorizations can be issued. Fauci and Walensky and their ilk may believe they derive their power from heaven in the same way medieval monarchs did. They do not. They have only the power given them by the people’s representatives.
The particular legislation in question and the regulatory guidance promulgated pursuant to it provide that a vaccine that has an efficacy rate of less than 50% cannot be legally marketed. If the data we are beginning to see holds up, that means these vaccines need to be pulled off the market. If they are not then someone needs to answer, criminally, for their illegal use and the health consequences that ensue.