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WHO Chief Says COVID Booster Programs Could Prolong Pandemic

WHO Chief Says COVID Booster Programs Could Prolong Pandemic

A good time to reflect on WHO’s antics early in pandemic history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrfC_5LiBrQ#action=share

After Biden gave his “winter of disease and death” speech, directed at those unvaccinated against COVID infection and many more unwilling to live under enduring pandemic restrictions, World Health Organization (WHO) officials criticized blanket Covid-19 vaccine booster programs, warning such programs could prolong the pandemic.

“Blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the pandemic, rather than ending it, by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunity to spread and mutate,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing.

The comments from the WHO come as health officials in the U.S. promote vaccine booster shots for all residents over the age of 16 amid a surge in Covid cases driven by the omicron strain. Israel on Tuesday announced it would offer a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines to people older than 60.

Unfortunately, the rationale behind the WHO statements seem to be more equity than science based.

The WHO chief has previously called for a moratorium on boosters for healthy adults until the end of this year to counter unequal global vaccine distribution. He said at an online news conference Wednesday that about 20% of vaccine doses being given every day are currently boosters or additional doses.

“Blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the pandemic rather than ending it, by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunity to spread and mutate,” Tedros added.

As a reminder, anything the “experts” at WHO say should be taken with a grain of salt. Here is trip down 2020’s Memory Lane, when President Donald Trump was cutting the agency’s funding.

Here are a few of the points Trump included in his four-page letter:

  • Trump reminded WHO that it praised Communist China for its “transparency” in late January, even though the government failed to address the outbreak right away. WHO also ignored the fact that China “silenced or punished several doctors for speaking out about the virus and restricted Chinese institutions from publishing information about it.”
  • Transparency showed up again when Trump noted that WHO ignored China destroying virus samples, which could have helped the world.
  • WHO ignored reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in “December 2019 or even earlier.” It did not “independently investigate credible reports that conflicted directly with the Chinese government’s official accounts.” WHO even ignored reports from sources in Wuhan.
  • By the end of December, the WHO office in Beijing knew about a “major public health” crisis in Wuhan. Trump pointed out that Dr. Zhang Jixian told health authorities about 180 people were suffering from “a new coronavirus.”
  • When Taiwan sent information about “human-to-human transmission” of the virus WHO elected not to tell other countries. Trump said WHO “probably” did this “for political reasons,” which makes sense considering the tensions between Taiwan and China.
  • Trump slammed WHO for remaining silent when China retaliated against Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, who posted his findings after he “sequenced the genome of the virus.” China closed his lab after he revealed his data. WHO did nothing, even though the doctor stressed he told the Chinese authorities.
  • Then there’s the fact that WHO accepted Chinese propaganda that humans could not transfer the virus to one another and gave in to the pressure not to declare the outbreak a health emergency.
  • WHO praised China when the government implemented travel restrictions. Yet, when Trump issued his own, WHO argued against him.
  • WHO only declared a health emergency after 4,000 people died and 100,000 people were infected in 114 countries.

One last thought about the actual success of current vaccination policies, with an international twist:

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NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR A WORD FROM THIS CHINA APPOLOGIST.

Tedros MUST resign.

No US $ for WHO until he resigns.

Oh no! If WHO is against the booster program, we should start thinking about whether perhaps it might be a good idea after all!

Of course this is the perfect liar fallacy. Perfect liars are just as useful as perfect truth tellers, since you can just do the opposite of what they say. But imperfect liars give no useful information at all, so the only rational thing to do is ignore them.

    Pasadena Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | December 26, 2021 at 11:21 am

    The CDC has announced the results of an alarming new study: everyone who has ever been infected with COVID-19 will die at some point in their life…

    “This is a terrifying statistic,” Don Lemon reported on his nightly CNN broadcast. “The correlation between being infected and eventually dying is too high to dismiss. The important takeaway here is that we should all be terrified.”

Masks, too. Silent spread.

Who is WHO? Somebody I should be paying attention to?

Brilliant… Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson asks question about omicron that all of us are wondering
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/12/24/brilliant-legendary-golfer-phil-mickelson-asks-question-about-omicron-that-all-of-us-are-wondering-1179833/
“Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won’t get vaccinated?” he wrote, adding, “Pls no hate, I’m just curious.”

    Ben Kent in reply to Neo. | December 26, 2021 at 7:48 am

    DENYING REALITY

    Everyone will get it. It just a matter of time.
    15 days to “Stop the Spread” was only supposed to buy time to reduce the burden on hospitals.
    > Now it has morphed into a campaign to reach zero infections

    CURRENT POLICY IS MOSTLY POLITICS – NOT SCIENCE. IT IS DENIAL OF REALITY.

    Millions are dead and the WHO, CDC and NIH still play politics.

      mailman in reply to Ben Kent. | December 26, 2021 at 9:33 am

      I had the Chinese virus in feb 2020, back before it was cool. It was probably the worst I’ve ever felt but at the time just thought it was man flu on steroids so didn’t give it a second thought.

      However there were a few things that stood out that got my attention last year. Firstly was the suddenness of it all. I’d been out running and got home and could feel a bit of a twitchy throat, which was usually an indication a cold was on its way. However by 10pm that night I had crawled in to bed with profuse sweating and then suddenly changing to freezing cold shivering.

      Secondly I had my.first day off work in nearly 2 decades! And not just a day but several sick days! Unheard off!

      Then there was the loss of taste and smell which kinda sucks when you love food (and food loves you back 🤣).

      And just as suddenly as it had arrived it was gone! I was probably sick about 2 weeks and another 2 weeks on top of that to get back to my normal self which stood out because when I get a cold it’s usually 2 to 3 months before I’m. ack up and running like normal!

      Another odd thing was there were a few people in my close friend group who went down around the same time last year (within a Jan/Feb window) but equally was the fact that those closest to me weren’t infected with what I thought was Manflu (some of those I swapped bodily fluids with 😜 Too much info? 🤣).

      Here’s another odd thing. Since Feb 2020 I have not had a cold! In that length of time I would have expected 2 or 3 colds but nothing until last week! And that cold last week was really really weird in itself because it was so mild and I was still capable of running and cycling (did a few 10 mile runs and 50 km bike rides in the last couple weeks) and then I was over it in a week!!

      So lots of things not adding up!?!

        henrybowman in reply to mailman. | December 27, 2021 at 2:09 pm

        “Then there was the loss of taste and smell which kinda sucks when you love food ”
        On the bright side, it was the easiest 20 pounds I ever shed.

Tedros is not just a puppet — he’s a clown puppet, and everybody knows it.

Maybe award them reduced points for being right about boosters even if for the wrong reason?

Let’s review a few basic things. Most people survive the flu. The folks who have severe outcomes with the flu have other medical issues that exacerbate it or are infirm elderly or immune compromised. Between 30K and 80K die from the flu each year in the US. There is an annual flu shot, note we don’t refer to that as a vaccine. We don’t because the formulation is the best guess as to what the current flu season’s variants are likely to be. Sometimes the experts get it right sometimes less so. Most people outside of the groups at elevated risk of severe outcomes don’t bother to get the flu shot.

The Covid is a virus. A virus mutates, usually to less lethal but more transmissible versions. We see the same in Covid. Omicron is far less lethal but much more transmissible. This is good because it will, despite any virtue signaling, spread very widely and those infected are likely to recover and build naturally acquired immunity to it. Recall that Omicron is primarily an upper respiratory v lower respiratory infection in contrast to delta and classic covid. That’s why it’s more easily spread but less lethal.

IMO, the next few weeks and months will have omicron as the dominant strain with mass infection and mass recovery with few deaths. The panic narrative can’t be maintained once this occurs. Think about these test kits and who is using them. Outside the use by those at high risk from any respiratory infection, they will be used by those people who have become unhinged with fear.

When the 2x and 3x vax, always mask wearing, socially distancing, Christmas cancelling, scolding Karen who turned Covid into a morality play tests positive this ends. These folks will see the light and rethink or they rush to the ER with their asymptomatic case and overwhelm hospitals. Either way the narrative changes and the insanity of booster chasing a mutating virus while keeping lock downs and mandates in place becomes undone. The public health officials will have to work to keep these hypochondriacs from the ER and the only way to do that is to dial back the panic porn.

Geez, can these people get any more daft? As if the rational among us (about 20%) haven’t been screaming this from the rooftops for the past 2 years.

Science was advanced to eliminate fear of the unknown and superstition, now it is being used to generate those things in the uninitiated…and the sheep like it because it gives them an excuse to be lazy.

This guy is another putz who should be ignored. Go away pal.

    henrybowman in reply to Camperfixer. | December 27, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    “Geez, can these people get any more daft? As if the rational among us (about 20%) haven’t been screaming this from the rooftops for the past 2 years.”
    There are numerous things that we have been screaming for two years that the Keepers of The Narrative are only now grudgingly getting around to admitting. People, politicians, even newspapers, have been banned by these platforms for posting what turned out to be the absolute objective truth.

NY Times editor dies of heart attack day after getting booster “vaccine”.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2021/12/26/ny-times-editor-49-dies-one-day-after-moderna-booster-shot/

Covering Covid was one of his areas. He got his shot in Korea but didn’t know he had given consent (he didn’t notice he was being given a shot?)

Once again, a heart-related reaction. These “vaccines” deplete the blood’s oxygen absorption capacity and thus starve the heart and muscles of oxygen. This is critical to people with heart problems and endurance athletes who push their bodies to the limit.

Nothing to see here. Mr. Science has said so.

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