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COVIDGATE: the Corruption of Clinical Trials (Part One)
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“Truly striking.” “Tremendous.” “Extraordinary.” “Miraculous.” “A great day for science and humanity.” Those are just a few of the hyperbolic responses from government health officials and Big Pharma cheerleaders to preliminary COVID vaccine trial data released by Pfizer and Moderna this past week.

If it all sounds too good to be true, then congratulations: Your B.S. detector is fully charged and operational.

Mask flip-flop-flipper Dr. Anthony Fauci proclaimed on Monday that COVID-19 vaccines are “the light at the end of the tunnel.” Pffft. He has been promising a “light at the end of the tunnel” since April when Americans were told to endure lockdowns for just “15 days to stop the spread.” Now, seven months later, Fauci tells us that we won’t return to “relative normalcy” until April 2021 — only after face diaper-wrapped citizens “do what you’re told” and “we get most of the country vaccinated.”

Yikes. Ticketmaster, Tokyo Olympics organizers and the travel industry are now exploring vaccine status verification systems based on the public health industrial complex’s high, heavenly and hasty promises. Based on the press release write-ups of the uncompleted clinical trials, which have yet to be finalized or subjected to scientific peer review, Fauci assures us that “all the boxes have been checked” on vaccine safety and efficacy.

But what about these boxes:

—Big Pharma cannot tell you how long the alleged protection of COVID-19 vaccines will last.

—Big Pharma has zero data on young children’s response to their warp speed-produced jabs, even as schools across the globe prepare to mandate it as a condition of access to education.

—Big Pharma can’t tell you about the synergistic effects of the COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines.

—Nor can Big Pharma tell you about the long-term side effects of its “miraculous” shots. (And don’t forget the astonishing fact that vaccine makers are immune from lawsuits by vaccine-injured Americans.)

Here’s what we do know: The Pfizer clinical trial enrolled 43,538 participants, of whom 94 (about two-tenths of 1%) were identified as having COVID-19. The Moderna clinical trial included more than 30,000 participants, of whom 95 (about three-tenths of 1%) were categorized as having COVID-19. In other words: The vaccine is being tested on people who are at incredibly low risk of COVID-19 — not only the vaccinated enrollees but also the unvaccinated.

When you read headlines touting the Pfizer jab as “more than 90 percent effective” and the Moderna jab as “94.5 percent effective” in protecting against the coronavirus, ask yourselves this: How did the vaccine trial officials define a positive COVID-19 case?

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According to a highly critical article in the British Medical Journal, which reviewed the details of all the ongoing phase III COVID vaccine trials released to date, “laboratory confirmed infections even with only mild symptoms qualify as meeting the primary endpoint definition. In Pfizer and Moderna’s trials, for example, people with only a cough and positive laboratory test” qualify as COVID-19 positive cases. Astra Zeneca’s paused COVID-19 vaccine trial allowed a mere cough and fever with a positive PCR test to qualify as a positive case. Final efficacy analyses are planned after vaccine trial officials document a measly 150-160 “events” (positive indications of symptomatic COVID-19, regardless of illness severity).

The BMJ author, associate editor Peter Doshi, pointed out that none of the trials underway “are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, use of intensive care, or deaths. Nor are the vaccines being studied to determine whether they can interrupt transmission of the virus.” This is in stark contrast to how the trials have been marketed to the public as assessing the vaccine’s impact on preventing severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalizations and deaths.

Moderna’s own chief medical officer told the BMJ that the company’s trial lacks adequate statistical power to assess severe COVID-19 outcomes. That’s because hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19 “are simply too uncommon in the population being studied for an effective vaccine to demonstrate statistically significant differences in a trial of 30,000 people. The same is true of its ability to save lives or prevent transmission: the trials are not designed to find out.” Bottom line: COVID-19 is too rare and too benign to permit analysis of exactly the kind of serious health outcomes that most Americans believe the vaccine will “cure.”

Vaccinating billions of people to prevent a disease with a 99% survival rate for people under 70 — all based on clinical trial efficacy analysis of less than 200 COVID-19 cases involving patients with coughs and unreliable PCR tests with significant false positive rates — is not the triumph of science. It’s corruption and it’s the tip of the iceberg.

In Part Two of this series, I’ll expose shocking revelations about the Moderna vaccine trials.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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  1. unit472 says:

    A trial using a sample of thousands to evaluate the safety of a vaccine that will be administered to hundreds of millions may not be useful. Vioxx seemed safe in its phase three trial yet once it was being sold to millions thousands became sick and some died.

  2. Rahan says:

    Thank you, looking forward to part 2!

  3. Mikael_ says:

    Thank you!

    An additional link about immunity from lawsuits, from the HHS:
    https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/prepact/Pages/COVID19.aspx

  4. Ugetit says:

    It’s corruption and it’s the tip of the iceberg.

    Of course it is, but thanks!

  5. Bartolo says:

    This inspires zero trust in the vaccine. Terrible.

  6. Wow, what a surprise. I can’t share this on Facebook. Guess we know it’s true then. I had no plan to take the “vaccine” originally, all the less now.

    • Replies: @Biff
  7. Really a shame to make such a hash of the current state of vaccine development. These first results are only good enough for an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), and the first cohorts who will be eligible to get it are those most at risk, and those most at risk of unavoidably giving it to those most at risk, “first reponders” and healthcare workers. The FDA is going to collect a lot more data before they make decisions on suitability for the general population.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  8. Thank you Mrs. Malking for staying sane in a world gone mad.

    Panicfest is a huge evil hoax. A crime against humanity.

    Panicfest was used as cover for the reset of the imploding ponzi scheme economy, the transfer of trillions to the usual suspects and to implement authoritarian social controls upon the proles.

    http://philosophers-stone.info/2020/11/18/portuguese-court-rules-pcr-tests-as-unreliable-unlawful-to-quarantine-people/

    http://philosophers-stone.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The-scam-has-been-confirmed-Dsalud-November-2020.pdf

  9. Data says:

    There is no Pandemic – Thanks Pfizer

    Of the 20,567 people who only had the placebo (1/2 of the 41,135 suckers who took both doses), guess how many died during this horrible pandemic?

    ZERO.

    Trust me, if anyone died, we would have been told.

    Wow. This is clearly a disease worthy of destroying our livelihoods, freedoms and children.

    9 of the placebo group had “severe” cases. Doing the math, then one should expect only 1 person of every 1,000 to be inconvenienced.
    9 severe * (12/5 annualizing the five month study) / 20,567 * 100 = 0.1%

    To reduce this 1 in 1,000 inconvenience to 1 in 10,000, they want to vaccinate the world with a bio-weapon.

    Key points from Pfizer press release of November 18, 2020
    https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-conclude-phase-3-study-covid-19-vaccine

    • Primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95% effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose;170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were evaluated, with 162 observed in the placebo group versus 8 in the vaccine group

    There were 10 severe cases of COVID-19 observed in the trial, with nine of the cases occurring in the placebo group and one in the BNT162b2 vaccinated group.

    The Phase 3 clinical trial of BNT162b2 began on July 27 and has enrolled 43,661 participants to date, 41,135 of whom have received a second dose of the vaccine candidate as of November 13, 2020.

    • Thanks: Hypnotoad666
  10. @That Would Be Telling

    Are there any figures showing the rate of fatalities or serious illnesses among health care providers? In France the news carried stories about doctors who had died “of” COVID-19 last spring, but I haven’t seen any similar stories in this second wave. Is it all that good an idea to give a minimally-tested, rushed-to-production, new mechanism-of-inducing-immunity vaccine to the very people that we’re expecting to treat heart attacks, strokes, cancer and other communicable diseases that don’t have the publicity machine associated with COVID-19?

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  11. Tom Verso says:

    Ms. Malkin,

    As they use to say back in Radio Days:

    “Keep those cards and letters com’n folks”

  12. What idiot wrote this BS?

  13. @Diversity Heretic

    You said:

    Are there any figures showing the rate of fatalities or serious illnesses among health care providers?…

    After I said:

    the first cohorts who will be eligible to get it are those most at risk, and those most at risk of unavoidably giving it to those most at risk, “first reponders” and healthcare workers.

    Vaccinating healthcare workers as one of the three first cohorts had nothing to do with their health (although it’s of course hoped it’ll save some of them from mortality and morbidity), it has to do with the hope it’ll make them less able to infect their patients, for which we have no evidence, just reasonable assumptions.

    Also happens to be the nastiest risk/reward tradeoff in the whole process after doing it to first responders, who I assume have much lower risks of giving it to lots of the most vulnerable people. That is, wherever its decided to force these on general populations, it can’t happen prior to our getting a lot more data as long as those places are doing it by the generally agreed upon priority sets.

  14. Emslander says:

    I’ve had a glass of cheap brandy every evening since the Wuhan flu was announced and it has been 100% effective in clinical trials.

  15. @Data

    Your math is probably wrong, because the vaccine arm of Pfizer’s trial has only now reached half of them having two months or more of experience after getting the second dose. To keep the study blinded, the control arm had to be recruited in parallel with the vaccine arm. If you want reliable serious cases data, you should look at the results of those who are specifically studying that.

    … they want to vaccinate the world with a bio-weapon.

    That sort of hysteria does no one any good, unless you’re claiming all vaccines are “bio-weapons?” In which case your math is irrelevant, for in that case they should never be used.

    Meanwhile, talk to some Silent Generation or very early Boomers who were old enough to remember the period before we had polio vaccines. And if you want to bring up the Cutter manufacturing error, explain how 65 subsequent years of making vaccines is irrelevant, and how never pathogenic vaccines gain that. Especially the ultra precise mRNA ones which have no genetic material except for the spike protein, the adneovirus vector ones are obviously more suspect, even if they’ve had their ability to reproduce gimped, unlike I believe other older live virus vaccines. Like, oh, the one for smallpox. To you and any others think we’d be better if it still roamed the earth?

    • Replies: @Anon
  16. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    They’ve been stoking up fear to get everyone to line up for their shot. Many millions of doses equal billions of dollars to be spent. As anyone who bothers to check knows the number of people who’ve died from the virus has been wildly exaggerated, counting people with stage four cancer, very frail elderly in nursing homes, etc. Those have been the main ones affected. So did these trials include that population or younger, healthier people who wouldn’t have much of a reaction anyway? The latter so of course it’s declared a success. These shots play around with one’s immune system so who knows, perhaps down the road people will develop immune system illnesses or other side effects. The companies are protected. Once this virus fades out as they all do, this one having been stretched out by the lockdown, they’ll claim another one is on its way. And another, and another, and so on. It’ll never end since every year there’s a new flu coming in from the east since the days of the bubonic plague.

  17. As I pointed out on Steve Sailor’s blog awhile ago, allegedly reducing infection rates by 90% is great. But that just means the miracle vaccine is boosting the overall survival rate from 99.90% to 99.99%. Or a whopping increase of .09% in the covid survival rate. Whoop-de-doo.

    The real utility of the vaccine, however, is that it should be a conversation stopper against the fear-fascists. When they say we need lock-downs, masks, censorship, government bailouts, and their whole “re-set” wish list, the answer should be: “STFU and just ship the vaccine already.”

    Of course the “don’t let a good crisis go to waste crowd,” will keep slow walking the miracle vaccine until they have milked this fake crisis for all it’s worth.

  18. @Data

    There is no Pandemic – Thanks Pfizer

    Of the 20,567 people who only had the placebo (1/2 of the 41,135 suckers who took both doses), guess how many died during this horrible pandemic?

    ZERO.

    In other words, according to a gold-standard, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with N=20,567, the conclusions are: (1) Covid is statistically harmless; and (2) The vaccine therefore has zero statistical effect on the Covid survival rate.

    LOL. Talk about burying the lede.

  19. Anon[118] • Disclaimer says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    The point being made is meant to be understood without math. In the context of a 44,000 person pandemic study
    ZERO deaths and Pandemic
    Are not dots a rational mind can connect.

    Pfizer did not release the timing of injections. Given the “emergency” one should be safe assuming they were done pronto. They did begin the study with only 30,000 participants but expanded it to 44,000 so that they could do the morally right thing and include children as young as 12 (previously one had to be 18)

    Perhaps Pfizer will find some body bags for their next press release?

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  20. Hans says:

    Dr. Roger Hodkinson, Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons committee in Ottawa, CEO of a large private medical laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta and Chairman of a Medical Biotechnology company SELLING THE COVID-19 TEST:

    “There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. This is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspected public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus. This is nothing more than a bad flu season. It’s politics playing medicine and that’s a very dangerous game.

    There is no action needed….Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence whatsoever they are even effective. It is utterly ridiculous seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people walking around like lemmings obeying without any evidence. Social distancing is also useless…..

    Positive testing results do NOT indicate clinical infection. It is simply driving public hysteria and ALL testing should STOP immediately….using the province’s own statistics the risk of death under 65 is 1 in 300,000. The scale of the response is utterly ridiculous…all kinds of business closures, suicides …. you’re being led down the garden path.”


    @ 1:20

  21. Biff says:
    @boogieman1961

    I can’t share this on Facebook.

    Is it possible to just ‘copy’ and ‘paste’?

  22. @Anon

    The point being made is meant to be understood without math. In the context of a 44,000 person pandemic study
    ZERO deaths and Pandemic
    Are not dots a rational mind can connect.

    Maybe you can’t connect them, but I can try:

    22,000 on the placebo arm, 1,100 estimated who could get symptomatic COVID-19 on the vaccine arm who may have gotten partial protection, the latter prompts me to throw them out, along with the vaccine arm at enrollment when they got their first dose, after 10 or so days to allow for an adaptive immune system response. Trial begins July 27, 4 months. But only half the trial participants were enrolled as of 3 months ago to satisfy the FDA safety criteria of 2 months past the second dose.

    OK, that sets up the problem, but I’m too out of it to try to dredge up the calculus that would make the best wild guess based on it. But let’s start with the basics, how many people got symptomatic COVID-19? Is that number plausible? After that, make some guesswork on the serious cases, some we can be sure are fairly new and can still die.

    Does your dismissal of COVID-19 lethality consider un-vaccinated people continuing to roll the dice day after day hoping they won’t come up snake eyes? Because we have every sign the immunity will last for months, and reasonable expectations it’ll last for years and decades.

  23. They are completely full of shit. They are not even testing for the same virus everywhere in America, let alone in the world, and the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Tests have drastically overstated findings of what ever the fuck it is that they are claiming to be covid-19. They are all saying that it is something different. Researches were left to manufacture their own primers for the tests, which were segments of viruses, as viruses quickly mutate. The rt-PCR method was using 35-40 cycles, reverse transcribing RNA into DNA, but coronaviruses are RNA viruses, so transcribing This is junk science at its most pronounced by all historical accounts. Even the develper of the tests insisted that they were not for diagnostic purposes, who conveniently died a few years ago as far as Bill Gates is concerened!  It is junk science gone mad producing quacks and charlatans. Since they know that this was all based on scientific fraud to lock everything down and force people to wear masks,their only way out is to claim that they can now let society do business as usual because they have the magic cure that will allow that to happen! They blamed covid-19 for their own economic fraud. They could sell us magic crystals to wear around our necks to protect us from covid. At least that wouldn’t be harmful, since the vaccines have mercury, monkey tissue, fetal tissue and the same squalene from sharks that caused Gulf War syndrome! They are unsafe! Do not take it! Even if they claimed that politicians took them, why in the hell would we believe them? How would we know if they did vaccinate them, and if they did that we would recieve the same thing?! This is targeted murder! They want to do it now to steal from people! Why?! Well, because the economy is based on fraud, and even if they vaccinate people, the economy will still be based on fraud, so they will have to keep killing people off to feed the market and The Blob! Kill the market! Kill the blob! I am not talking about the people. I am talking about the institutions! 

    Andrea Iravani

  24. Question: is the vacinne for COVID 19 only or will other “things” be added?
    Example: Look at flu shots. They’re not just for flu and they do contain harmful metals.
    Why is that?

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  25. Lashtily says:

    Very interesting and well thought out article. Definitely something to think about.

  26. @Current Resident

    Question: is the vacinne for COVID 19 only or will other “things” be added?
    Example: Look at flu shots. They’re not just for flu and they do contain harmful metals.
    Why is that?

    Note the toxicologist’s maxim “the dose makes the poison.”

    The two “harmful metals” I’m aware of are the organomercury thiomersal, it’s or something that is by definition poisonous is used in multi-dose vials, so that you don’t accidentally harm or kill the 2nd, 3rd through 10th or so who get vaccinated from a vial due to bacterial or fungal growth in it coming from the air that has to go into them as liquid doses are removed. If you’re worried about this, get a single use syringe vaccination, Operation Warp Speed is paying quite a bit of money to a company that makes and fills these so a lot should be available in due course.

    Aluminum salts are commonly used as adjuvants to make sure the immune system responds well to the vaccine’s antigen(s). I’ve read the lipid shells used in one or both of the mRNA vaccines have been tweaked to provide some mild adjuvant activity, but it’s safe to assume they and the non-replicating virus vector vaccines don’t need as much as say the tetanus toxoid protein, since the very act of hijacking cells to make the spike protein is intended to mimic as much as possible an actual infection. But I can see this be needed a lot more for the vaccine candidates based on either the spike protein alone, or a killed virus.

    They’re also used to stretch out the supply of ab antigen, and with our needing to vaccinate as many of the trillions of the world’s population as are willing to get one, all while thousands of people are dying every day, you can’t reasonably say this use is illegitimate.

  27. Rico says:

    I gather, the big enchilada is NOT the vaccine
    ..(which is dodgy in its own right for sure)

    The system to verify vaccination is the big suspect
    It will have to be digital and in microchip form.
    Everything else will be prone to snafus and such

    I believe, it will be in card form initially and after gauging reactions, under the skin.
    Needless to say you won’t be able to participate in society if you don’t have the vacc/chip.

  28. The rushed swine flu vaccination program was a disaster.

    You don’t give people an untested vaccine.

    Besides the lack of testing, we know for certain that the psycho-elite wants to chip every human being on earth…..God knows what might be in the Covid vaccine.

  29. So the vaxx 30k people and release them in the wild to see if they’ll get the bug, and when they don’t, they declare it to be the vaxx 90% of the time?

    Here’s an idea: Require the Board of Directors of a pharmaceutical firm wishing to bring a vaccine to market to themselves undergo a vaccination coupled with actual exposure to the illness it is intended to treat as a condition of qualifying for blanket immunity from lawsuits related to that vaccine.

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