Unintended Consequences of COVID- 19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports and Restrictions Caused Harm and Provided No Benefit
Lesson Learned--Never Presume a Vaccine will be Safe or Effective
By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
I was reminded of a paper published in the British Medical Journal by Bardosh and colleagues, about one year into the ill-fated global vaccine campaign against COVID-19. This paper made the case that the coercive effects to get “a needle in every arm” would cause more harm than the theoretical benefits of vaccination. Now that it has become readily apparent that the COVID-19 vaccines led to high rates injury, disability, and death, papers such as this if they fully factored in the lack of vaccine safety would call into question why so many countries would ever consider these disastrous policies in the first place.
The problem at hand was the world made a giant set of wishful presumptions. Global leaders presumed that COVID-19 vaccines would be a glorious breakthrough along many lines and be the first in history to: 1) be deployed in the midst of a highly contagious and prevalent illness but not promote viral resistance, 2) have durable protection from COVID-19 after being studied in only short-term randomized trials that failed to use intent-to-treat principles, and found no reductions in hospitalizations and death, 3) prevent spread of disease with no “challenge” studies of viral transmission, 4) have added community benefit to those who had already recovered from the virus, 5) be universally safe across all brands and in all people in the world.
This group of presumptions is so preposterous one could imagine there must have been a cloud of confusion that settled upon the earth causing our leaders to fall into a fear-driven trance that allowed acceptance of these assertions with no critical thinking.
In August, 2020, I published and OPED in TheHill titled “The Great Gamble of the COVID-19 Vaccine Development.” I outlined why the vaccines were likely to fail. I did not anticipate how disastrous they would be on safety outcomes. That should have been more fully understood with careful consideration of the mechanism of action particularly for the genetic vaccines.
Our leaders and global medical and scientific authorities thought that they could inject the genetic code for the lethal SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein and get away with it. SARS-CoV-2 was intentionally engineered to be more infectious and invasive because of the modified Spike protein, according to US NIH grant plans, conveyed by the EcoHealth Alliance, and contracted out to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Because the deadly Spike protein is produced for an uncontrolled duration and quantity in the human body after injection of mRNA or adenoviral DNA, it was destined to kill large numbers of its victims. The inevitability of vaccine casualities made these global presumptions the worst collective act of groupthink of all-time. If only we had more warnings and discussion from dissenting voices BEFORE the decision to release the vaccines.
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Bardosh K, de Figueiredo A, Gur-Arie R, Jamrozik E, Doidge J, Lemmens T, Keshavjee S, Graham JE, Baral S. The unintended consequences of COVID-19 vaccine policy: why mandates, passports and restrictions may cause more harm than good. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 May;7(5):e008684. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008684. PMID: 35618306; PMCID: PMC9136690.