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Pfizer CEO Predicts COVID-19 Vaccine Resistant Variant Might Emerge

Pfizer CEO Predicts COVID-19 Vaccine Resistant Variant Might Emerge

Diversifying response options for COVID-19 infections, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opens up more than 20 centers across state.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla is predicting a COVID-19 vaccine-resistant variant will probably emerge. He assures everyone that the company has a system to turn around a variant-specific jab within some three months.

“Every time that the variant appears in the world, our scientists are getting their hands around it,” Bourla told FOX News’ America’s Newsroom cohosts. “They are researching to see if this variant can escape the protection of our vaccine. We haven’t identified any yet but we believe that it is likely that one day, one of them will emerge.”

Bourla noted a company process to develop a variant-specific vaccine within 95 days from identifying the variant of concern. Infectious disease experts and public health officials have reiterated for months that broadening the reach of the existing vaccines across the population, in the U.S. and abroad, will reduce the opportunity for the virus to further mutate.

He also indicated that vaccinations would stop new strains from arising.

The company spokesman said he anticipates a vaccine-resistant variant, but stressed that if more Americans take the shot, the chances of such a mutation occurring will decrease.

I want to unpack some concerns I have with these statements. While I don’t mind getting an annual flu shot, I do mind the thought of an injection of a relatively new vaccine type at periodic intervals.

As I noted in my previous discussion of the first global coronavirus pandemic of 1889, the virus will return in waves of variants until there is enough population immunity that most people experience few to mild symptoms. The virus is now ubiquitous, so vaccinating a group won’t be effective, and vaccinating the entire global population won’t be practical.

Furthermore, the number of breakthrough infections is rising now…not in the distant future.

Some 25% of SARS-CoV-2 infections among Los Angeles County residents occurred in fully vaccinated residents from May through July 25, a period that includes the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant, U.S. officials reported on Tuesday.

The data, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, shows an increase in so-called “breakthrough” infections among fully vaccinated individuals.

The CDC is relying on data from cohorts, such as the Los Angeles County study, to determine whether Americans need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to increase protection. Government scientists last week laid out a strategy for booster doses beginning on Sept. 20, pending reviews from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC.

Perhaps instead of focusing so much on vaccines, Pfizer might be helping the world more by developing effective treatments at a sensible price point.

One treatment type that appears to be a good option involves monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a laboratory to fight infections given to patients directly through an IV infusion or a shot. The treatment reduces the amount of the virus, or viral load, that causes COVID-19 in a person’s body, reducing the severity of symptoms and decreasing the likelihood of hospitalization.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now opening up monoclonal antibody treatment centers throughout the state.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a monoclonal antibody treatment center in Fort Pierce Monday.

He and the Florida Division of Emergency Management Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth Scheppke spoke at the Havert L. Fenn Center.

The visit was a part of the series of press conferences being held around the state that the governor and FDEM officials have been using to spread awareness about monoclonal antibody treatments, including Regeneron.

…DeSantis noted that while the vaccine is a tool for prevention, this will allow people who have gotten the virus to go through milder symptoms and possibly stay out of the hospital.

Another treatment center opened in West Palm Beach and about 20 other treatment centers are expected to be opened so that they are within driving range of most people, DeSantis said.

Ensuring effective treatments are available to citizens in the wake of vaccine breakthrough increases seems like a sensible move more in the public interest than in the interest of corporate profit.

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Of course it will….they are still tweaking it’s genetic code.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to scooterjay. | August 25, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    “if more Americans take the shot, the chances of such a mutation occurring will decrease.”, True, but not the whole truth. Those mutation will still occur elsewhere, and then spread to us.

    Also, it follows that higher population is a risk factor, and that bringing in highly reproductive people will cause higher mutation risk..

The great George Carlin, in a comedy with Shelley Long, played a hermit in or near an Indian reservation. When the bad guys showed up, he ducked at least one blow to the head, popped up as a pot came flying at him, and said, “Well, of course!” just as it nailed him. I don’t remember laughing any harder at anything. Annnnd, here we are.

    rustyshamrock in reply to bear. | August 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Must have lost something in the description…

      Mr. rusty, thanks….Apparently so. Vaxxed folks and masked folks all thought they were safe. George Carlin’s character popped up with the same sense of false security, and then realized his mistake……too late, but with a fatalistic and characteristically humorous sense of the inevitable.

      Nobody is invulnerable to the perfidy of false “science.” We should all live our lives without fear, lest we succumb to the politics of the left.

        mark311 in reply to bear. | August 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

        That’s just nonsense, vaxxed folks are safe as evidenced by the hospitalisation rate of 95% being unvaxxed folks. people wearing masks are just helping reduce the spread of the virus.

        What false science, it’s you that is talking unmitigated nonsense without scientific reference.

Vaccinated people have actually put more pressure on the virus to mutate into versions the vaccines can’t detect. When one of the mutations is able to escape detection by the vaccine, it has a biological advantage over ones the vaccine can find. They are likely to reproduce faster and in greater numbers and spread more among the population than the original versions of the virus. That’s not a reason for not getting vaccinated, but needing more kinds of vaccines in the immediate future is a truth people need to be told, and blaming it on unvaccinated people alone is criminal.

    Colonel Travis in reply to elliesmom. | August 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Strains and mutations are not always going to be worse. There is zero evidence the Delta variant is worse than previous ones, for example. In fact, it’s less severe, according to UK data, which was gathered for months. There is no evidence the vaccines we have now makes this coronavirus more dangerous, period.

    Any kind of suppression against a virus will cause that virus to adapt. Influenza kills a lot of people. Do we cut back or stop flu vaccines because the flu changes each year? How many deaths would there be with no flu vaccine? Hundreds of thousands, tens of millions? I don’t know, I don’t think it’s smart to go that route to find out.

      No, history tells us that viruses will mutate to spread easier but become less and less deadly/harmful over time.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Colonel Travis. | August 25, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Viruses aren’t alive in the same sense as true organisms. The typical principles of selection don’t apply as they do for a living species. There are still selective pressures applied to viruses, but they do not have the same biological drives.

      Actually the evidence is that the delta variant is a lot more transmittable, in terms of severity it appears to be similar so the net result is a lot more cases. The only reason the death rate has been reduced is because the most vulnerable have a significantly higher percentage of vaccination.

      You make a good point about vaccine and evolutionary pressures. The research on this has tended to focus on the farming industry but one of the key examples of disease is in it’s third vaccine with a rate of failure at about 10 years. So whilst it’s a point that’s absolutely worth considering in the longer term in the short term it’s still better to try to vaccinate on scale. Given the mRNA vaccine can be modified (according to the manufacturer in circa 3 months) there might be an argument for yearly vaccines.

      Last time I checked the flu vaccines were optional.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to elliesmom. | August 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, this is the dirty secret. It is the vaccinated who are forcing mutations, not the unvaccinated. The vaccine is highly specific targeting a single enzyme on the virus and giving it an easy means to mutate around it. This is the primary reason is loses its effectiveness (the 90% claims were likely bogus after I actually looked at the data, by the way).

    The vaccine produces a powerful selectiveness for the virus to mutate. It’s like the effect you get with antibiotics and bacteria, but in this case you have a very narrow spectrum of effect in the antibiotic which then rather easily and quickly is made obsolete because the pathogen easily mutated around the antibiotic. Coronaviruses are highly adaptive. This is one reason successful vaccines have not been developed for them.

    Having said that, the Delta version has not been caused by the vaccine. It naturally mutated before the vaccine was in use. But you can see how a generally mild mutation destroys the effectiveness of the vaccine. The general nature of this vaccine is very likely self-defeating. A new one will be needed every year, much like the flu vaccine, except, this one is experimental (despite what the FDA just did) and pumping experimental vaccines into people year-after-year is likely nit good idea.

    The vaccine should be provided only to people at high risk, that is, people over 65 and/or with certain comorbidities, obesity being the most important.

      “pumping experimental vaccines into people year-after-year is likely not good idea”

      It’s worse than “not a good idea”, it’s an actively malicious one. Consider the well-known cardiac, thrombotic, and nephrologic risks.

      Then include the autoimmune disease and ADE risks mRNA always displayed in animal trials yet somehow disappeared entirely in humans. Did they really fix that problem? I’m waiting for the shoe to drop on that one.

      Add a topping of sterility and other risks from the vaccines leaking throughout the body when they shouldn’t.

      What semi-annual or annual injections of new mRNA vaccines in tens of millions of people will do is multiply these risks enormously. My bet is it won’t be linear either. That is, two jabs isn’t twice as likely to harm you as one, it’s much more than that.

        mark311 in reply to randian. | August 26, 2021 at 3:38 am

        Yeah the risk are well known as in very small risks what’s your point

        molson in reply to randian. | August 26, 2021 at 3:16 pm

        I know of 2 people – patients my wife has seen – that got blood clots shortly after getting the Pfizer shot. Both ended up in ICU, one had clots move to her longs, but recovered. The other was not so fortunate, he got a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.
        A co-worker of mine, 40 years old, got clots in a leg shortly after the first Pfizer shot, which then traveled to his lungs. ICU trip for him followed by a long regimen of blood thinners.

        He hasn’t told me if he got the second shot.

        No shot for me.

      Why do you consider the vaccine experimental when it has full approval?

So, pfizer makes how much money every three months off of soon-to-be-mandated vaccines? How long ya think until pfizermectin comes out and all the sheep baaaa about how effective it is?

Too late. Whether data from Britain or Israel, fully vaccinated are less often registered as cases, but they are more likely to suffer progressive viability from Delta, and are observed with higher viral titers. They are walking, talking, symptom-suppressed viral kitchens. On the other hand, viability is over all is comparable to season flus.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to n.n. | August 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Remember, in the US, PCR tests are halted at 28 cycles for vaccinate persons and there is no cycle limit for the unvaccinated so the results are now skewed to show positives for the unvaccinated versus the vaccinated.

    This is not stupidity. It must be intentional.

So at what point are the lemmings going to realize that this is bullshit?

The only way to get ACTUAL IMMUNITY to the virus is to get it (either before or after vaccination). The so-called ‘vaccine’ (gene therapy is what it actually is), DOES NOT stop you from getting the virus, it ARGUABLY only makes the symptoms less severe. And yet the CDC refuses to acknowledge this simple medical fact.

In fact, the military in their bullshit SPECIFICALLY STATED that previously having the virus DOES NOT allow them to refuse the vaccine.

So how many blood clot booster shots is it going to take before people wake the hell up?

    mark311 in reply to Olinser. | August 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    The vaccine is more effective than natural immunity, natural immunity is hugely variable and again won’t help if the virus mutates enough. It’s the same issue except you won’t have the advantage of having been vaccinated. So if you do catch it you run the risk of serious illness and/or long covid.

    Actually it still does reduce the chances of getting the virus, and no its not gene therapy. There is no gene editing being carried out.

    It’s not really arguable that the vaccine makes the symptoms less severe 95% of hospitalisations are amongst the unvaccinated. That’s a pretty massive difference between the two groups.

    The blood clot issue is pretty rare and the overall impact is far, far less than covid.

    GWB in reply to Olinser. | August 26, 2021 at 8:48 am

    This shot is NOT “gene therapy”. It is not in any way, shape, or form, altering your DNA. It is arguably doing the exact same thing as a vaccine (providing the trigger for your immune system, in the form of generating the proteins the virus does) would.

    Also, if your body is generating antibodies (which the vaccines are supposed to cause), then it is identical (in function) to you having had the virus, itself. Having the virus does not confer immunity in the sense of “the virus will never again enter your body.” It confers the ability of your body to fight the virus if it does show up again. Which means… you have no or mild symptoms.

    The statement from the military has no meaning, given that lots of people want you to take the vaccine even if you’ve had the virus itself.

“Pfizer CEO Predicts COVID-19 Vaccine Resistant Variant Might Emerge”

“Minister of Truth Predicts Emmanuel Goldstein Might Strike Again”

To be fair, passive immunity treatments (e.g. antibody therapy) are less cost-effective over time than active immunity treatments (e.g. vaccines).

Thank God for the Delta variant! It is more infectious, but milder, than the original. It’s the cowpox to COVID-19’s smallpox. Now, all we have to do is add early outpatient treatment to the mix, and we have this virus beat.

The vaccines are leaky, and this is a problem. We know from our experience with chickens that prolonged use of leaky vaccines results in deadly variants.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/leaky-vaccines-enhance-spread-of-deadlier-chicken-viruses

So, we need early outpatient treatment for the fully vaccinated, even if they have a milder case, because they are preferentially producing variant viral particles. We can and we should shut down viral particle production. When they recover, they will have a broader, more robust immune response, which will be a significant gain for the overall population.

As for those who do not want to take the vaccine, this season would be an ideal time for most of them to catch COVID, because the Delta variant is poised to be dominant. If they are alert and prepared to start early outpatient treatment at the first sniffle, they can be well in as little as 5 days, with only mild symptoms. When they are well, they will have the broad, robust immune response we need to build in our population.

Part of the preparation for both groups could be a deliberate effort to increase vitamin D. Somebody has finally teased out an essential difference in the response of the Scandinavian governments to the pandemic. Those countries test for vitamin D and have everybody supplement it, because they know the entire population is D deficient.

Imagine if the CDC had Mandated Vitamin D rather than shutdowns and masks.

An incredibly small amount, 2000IU / day will help most people get to 33ng/ml

https://laddmcnamara.com/2019/01/30/vitamin-d-what-dose-should-i-take/

taking 5000IU will get most to 50ng/ml, esp if taken with Vitamin K2

I live in San Diego. Blood tests show I maintain the optimal level D at an average daily supplement of 7,000 IU, which happens to be the same amount taken by Dr. Fauci, who does not look like a surfer. I had no idea. Meanwhile, the US, generally, is very deficient in D, and the current RDA is inadequate.

The study link PDF:
https://borsche.de/res/Vitamn_D_Essentials_EN.pdf

I’m not surprised, this vaccine was specifically designed to leak, create variants, and generate the need for follow-on injections. The boosters will be the same: narrow non-sterilizing “protection” that will expire quickly and efficiently generate variants.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 26, 2021 at 7:34 am

I predict there will be some new disease that crops up about February of 2023. The nation will be thrown into another panic.

Then, vaccines will be promised, and voila! One will be released about three weeks before the November elections.

This is why Pfizer has to maximize the number of mandated booster shots before this window of opportunity closes.

by developing effective treatments at a sensible price point
You mean like the incredibly cheap HCQ? Funny but not a single pharma company is pushing that.

Since there are no control groups (a standard practice for an accurate experiment) by design, accepting the gratuitous claims of the vaccine proponents is a comfort during a public health fear campaign. This is a psyop vector that shows the campaign is working.

With no calibrated tests in existence and no data from autopsies, all claims are arguments rather than conclusions. People should be wonder why it is so hard to separate truth from fiction when it a routine process in other fields, e.g. engineering. There is a reason for the obfuscation here.

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