I know what you did last summer (and fall) by Alex Berenson – SubStack
We’ve all blocked the malign forces that started to swirl around this time last year, haven’t we? The jabbed and the purebloods too, we’ve all just decided to pretend it never happened.
Let me remind you.
Because it’s important that we never forget.
(A since-deleted tweet from Matthew Yglesias, founder of Vox, Bloomberg columnist, firm believer in the current thing):
July 2021 offered the first proof the mRNA Covid vaccines were failing – far more quickly than the public health authorities had expected. Israel, the first country to mass vaccinate, went from 10 Covid infections a day in early June to over 2,000 by late July. Deaths followed.
This failure came at a bad time for the Biden Administration and public health bureaucrats. They’d counted on the vaccines to show us yet again that they were our betters – that they could end Covid and lead us all into a glorious sickness- and carbon-free future. (Aside from the private jets, natch? All animals are equal…)
At the time I imagined the fact that the mRNA shots were failing so fast would lead the White House and public health authorities to reconsider their plans to press them on the world. And maybe start to investigate what was going wrong with this rushed and barely tested biotechnology.
Instead, the vaccinators went the other way. They doubled down, pressing a two-prong strategy.
Prong one was medical: boosters. The push for a third shot ran contrary to the most basic principle of medicine, first do no harm. The vaccines had been tested on a two-dose regimen, and trials of a third dose were in their infancy.
Everyone knew boosters would briefly raise anti-spike protein antibody levels, but we had every reason to expect that those antibodies would quickly wane within months – meaning still another jab would soon be required. (As has happened.) Nor did we know what the side effects of more shots might be. (And we still don’t, not really.)