As you’ve likely heard by now, the U.S. government is rolling out a new COVID shot1 this fall that is recommended for all people, including those who have not taken the initial series.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,2 the reformulated shots by Pfizer and Moderna are “approved” for individuals 12 years of age and older, and “authorized under emergency use” for children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years.
This despite the fact that no emergency declaration exists to warrant it. The federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ended May 11, 2023.3 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory panel has not yet announced its official recommendations,4 but per the FDA:
- Individuals 5 years of age and older, regardless of previous COVID jab status, will be eligible to receive a single dose of the reformulated shot. Those who have received previous shots should wait at least two months since the last dose.
- Children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years who have previously received one or more COVID shots will be eligible to receive one or two doses of the updated jab, depending on the last injection received.
- Unjabbed children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years will be eligible to receive three doses of the updated Pfizer shot or two doses of the updated Moderna jab.
FDA Continues the Propaganda Spin
The new shots are formulated to include a single mRNA corresponding to the Omicron variant XBB.1.5., the dominant variant in the U.S. for most of 2023, but which has since been replaced by other variants.
As explained by the FDA, they anticipate the COVID jab will be updated once a year going forward, just like the seasonal flu vaccine, which, by the way, is notoriously ineffective due to mismatched strains. Will the reformulated shot be any safer or more effective than the previous ones? I doubt it. As noted by the FDA:5
“The updated mRNA vaccines are manufactured using a similar process as previous formulations …
[The] extent of neutralization observed by the updated vaccines against currently circulating viral variants causing COVID-19, including EG.5 and BA.2.86, appears to be of a similar magnitude to the extent of neutralization observed with prior versions of the vaccines against corresponding prior variants against which they had been developed to provide protection.
This suggests that the vaccines are a good match for protecting against the currently circulating COVID-19 variants. The benefit-risk profile of previously authorized and approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is well understood as these vaccines have been administered to hundreds of millions of people in the United States.”
Those familiar with the evidence will of course realize that, a) previous shots have been woefully ineffective, offering minimal protection at best, and only for a short time, and b) the benefit-to-risk profile is “well-understood” to be markedly skewed toward “high risk” and “minimal benefit” for most people.
Adults 60 and over are also encouraged to get the flu shot and/or a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) concomitant with the COVID jab to prevent a “tripledemic.” Pregnant women are also encouraged to get all of these shots, which really ought to be considered a crime at this point.
As for cost, the updated COVID shots will have a price tag between $110 to $130 per dose. The flu shot will cost anywhere from $20 to $70, depending on the vaccine you get, and the RSV vaccine is predicted to run anywhere between $180 and $295.6 All three shots are covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare, but for the uninsured, getting all three could get costly.
Where Have We Heard This Before?
As expected, Pfizer and Moderna are also spinning the same old weave, claiming the reformulated shots are “effective” against several Omicron strains, including XBB.1.5, BA.2.86 (nicknamed Pirola), EG.5 (Eris) and FL.1.5.1 (Fornax).
Interestingly, they’re not bragging about percentages this time. Instead, we’re simply being told the shots are “significantly effective” or just “effective,” whatever that means.
Remember when Pfizer and Moderna claimed their shots were 95% effective and had no serious safety concerns?7 Fast-forward to February 2023 and data from the Office of National Statistics in the U.K. revealed the shots have increased all-cause mortality for all age groups while doing nothing to reduce deaths from COVID.8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Pfizer documents released by the FDA in response to a lawsuit have also revealed that in the first three months of the rollout (December 2020 through the end of February 2021), Pfizer received 42,086 adverse event reports, including 1,223 deaths.15,16 The 1976 swine flu vaccine was pulled after only 25 deaths.
We’ve also learned that Pfizer documented17,18 no fewer than 158,000 different “side effects of special interest” in its trials, all while claiming there were no safety concerns.
The first side effect on this shockingly exhaustive list is a rare condition known as 1p36 deletion syndrome. This condition, caused by the deletion of DNA in chromosome 1p36, results in developmental delays, severe intellectual disability, seizures, vision problems, hearing loss, breathing problems, brain anomalies, congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, renal anomalies, genital malformation, metabolic problems and more.19,20
Life expectancy depends on the amount of DNA that has been deleted. This, at bare minimum, sounds like something a pregnant woman might want to know before she gets the shot.
Pfizer also claimed its shot was 100% effective in children between 12 and 15,21 but according to a June 2022 paper,22 the vaccine effectiveness against infection in children aged 12 to 17 ended up being only 64%.
Not only did breakthrough infections occur in “fully immunized” adolescents,23 we also started seeing a rise in multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS24) and myocarditis, both of which can be life threatening, whereas COVID poses a negligible risk to children, adolescents and young adults.