According to the latest data, there has been a surge in cases, deaths, and hospitalizations among fully vaccinated individuals. Countries around the world that vaccinated a much higher percentage of their population and at a faster rate than the US are reporting complete vaccine failure on all levels.
Israel, one of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world, is experiencing such an unprecedented surge in cases that American citizens are now advised not to travel to the country.
According to NBC News, Israel now says the Pfizer vaccines are down to only 39% efficacy and possibly lower, as around 60% of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the country are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, a new scientific paper published by the prestigious Oxford University in The Lancet, found that fully vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19.
The current COVID-19 vaccines were developed to protect against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 that became the dominant strain worldwide. As other variants spread, scientists have raised questions about whether ineffective vaccines can lead to ADE.
Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), is a phenomenon in which the binding of a virus to suboptimal antibodies induced by ‘leaky vaccines,’ enhances its entry into host cells, followed by replication.
One study from earlier this year suggests this could potentially be an issue with the current vaccines.
“Current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines appear to be providing protection with high antibody titers; the possibility of ADE risks associated with waning titers of antibodies over time remains unknown.”
Another study, Jaume et al., points out the potential pitfalls associated with immunizations against SARS-CoV-1. The study predicts that new attempts to create either SARS-CoV-1 vaccines, MERS-CoV vaccines, or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have potentially higher risks for inducing ADE in humans facilitated by antibody infection of immune cells.
Now a new paper out of Japan declares that the now-dominant Delta variant of coronavirus is mutating in a way that either has, or may soon produce ADE to the Pfizer vaccine, and booster shots may make the problem worse.
According to another paper, COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralizing antibodies may sensitize vaccine recipients to more severe diseases than if they were not vaccinated.
“COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralising antibodies may sensitise vaccine recipients to more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated. Vaccines for SARS, MERS and RSV have never been approved, and the data generated in the development and testing of these vaccines suggest a serious mechanistic concern: that vaccines designed empirically using the traditional approach (consisting of the unmodified or minimally modified coronavirus viral spike to elicit neutralising antibodies), be they composed of protein, viral vector, DNA or RNA and irrespective of delivery method, may worsen COVID-19 disease via antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).”
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently called for a pause on the COVID vaccine booster rollout for different reasons, but many experts say this suggestion is a good one to follow for many nations already rolling out boosters.
According to a report from the Times of Israel, Fourteen Israelis have been diagnosed with COVID-19 despite having been inoculated with a third COVID-19 vaccine dose.
According to ABC News, possibly millions of Americans have already acquired unauthorized booster shots.
The currently estimated 1.1 million unauthorized boosters, reported in an internal CDC briefing document reviewed by ABC News, likely is an undercount because the estimate ignores people who may have received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and got another shot.
The most vaccinated countries, now have some of the highest infection rates in the world, while countries with a lower vaccination rate seem to be doing better.
In the few states that publish data on breakthrough cases like Utah, cases among fully vaccinated individuals have exponentially accelerated in the past two months.
In Utah at the beginning of June, just 8 percent of the new cases in the state were breakthrough cases. As of July 26, this number had risen to 20 percent according to state data.
In Virginia, total cases among fully vaccinated individuals resulting in death more than doubled from mid-June through July 29th.
According to reports several California counties with above-average vaccination rates now have higher COVID case rates, while case rates are falling in counties with below-average vaccination rates.
Cases among fully vaccinated individuals in Los Angeles have increased by 20% in just weeks, according to a new report from Deadline.
A recent study also found that the current vaccines do next to nothing to help the body’s CD8 T-cells, which is the key to long-term immunity.
The Guardian recently published another report showing that the vast majority of India’s population have antibodies to the virus despite only 6 to 13 percent of people being fully vaccinated.
The national survey shows 68% of Indians have SARSCoV2 antibodies, compared to 25% in January and 1% last spring. Experts say this is why cases and deaths have plunged so fast since May, even though few Indians are fully vaccinated.
For most viruses, it is generally the scientific consensus that natural infection provides a better and more robust immunity than vaccines are able to.
Israel National News recently reported that those who already had the virus at some point throughout the past year were more immune to Israel’s recent outbreak than those who have been fully vaccinated.
According to the data, those who were fully vaccinated were almost 7 times more likely to get COVID than unvaccinated individuals who were naturally immune.
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis also reported last month that 11 months after a mild infection immune cells were still capable of producing protective antibodies. The authors concluded that prior Covid infection induces a “robust” and “long-lived humoral immune response,” leading some scientists to suggest that natural immunity is probably lifelong.
Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic also published a study recently of 1,359 people previously infected with Covid who were unvaccinated. None of the subjects subsequently became infected, leading the researchers to conclude that “individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination.”