At first sight, the statement by Dr. Harris, while not widely covered in the mainstream media, seemingly represents a change in the position of the WHO. In the early months of the pandemic, the clear impression given by the Geneva-based global health body was that vaccines could end the pandemic. A news release published on the WHO website on 24 August 2020 specifically stated this. Even as recently as 13 June 2021 the WHO quoted Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, as saying that “access to COVID-19 vaccines represents the clearest pathway out of this pandemic for all of us.”
In any truly independent global health body, the commonsense policy response to the realization that COVID-19 vaccines cannot end the pandemic would be to seek to implement new science-based alternatives. But with the Federal Republic of Germany – the world’s largest pharmaceutical exporting nation – being the biggest funder of the WHO’s 2020-2021 programme budget, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation its second biggest funder, it is clear that not much is likely to change.
Instead, as reported by Reuters on 24 June 2021, the WHO now envisages annual so-called ‘booster’ vaccinations for the most vulnerable people, with the general population to be revaccinated every two years. According to an internal WHO document seen by Reuters, the global health body expects new coronavirus variants to continue to emerge and that ‘vaccines would be regularly updated to meet these threats.’
Any global health policy that is based on the endless production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will clearly be to the financial benefit of the pharmaceutical industry. Total global sales of COVID-19 vaccines are already forecast to reach as high as $190 billion this year. Pfizer and Moderna are expected to dominate the market next year, between them generating over $93 billion from the sale of mRNA vaccines. With such vast profits at stake, it would be naïve to expect vaccine manufacturers to want the pandemic to end anytime soon.
The biggest threat to sales of COVID-19 vaccines comes in the form of groundbreaking studies published in July and August 2020, and again in February 2021, by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California. Proving that specific combinations of micronutrients can block the entry of the coronavirus into human cells and optimize immunity against it, including its variants, these studies set the scene for a truly science-based alternative to COVID-19 vaccines.
With less than 60 percent of people in the United States classed as ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19, and the number of dietary supplement users in the country reaching a new high last year, it seems Americans are increasingly making their own minds up about how best to protect their health. The more people realize that vaccine mandates are a sign our current systems of healthcare have failed, the more likely they will be to turn their backs on pharmaceutical approaches and seek viable alternatives.