Some Vaccine Honesty for a Change?

Or is it too little, too late?

Dr. Deborah Birx (from White House Press Briefing, April 2020) | Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

In recent days, Dr. Deborah Birx has made some rather stunning admissions about vaccine efficacy. Dr. Birx, of course, was one of the faces of the Covid-19 response in the early days of the pandemic.

On July 22, in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Dr. Birx had this to say:

“I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection, and I think we overplayed the vaccines…50% of the people who died from the Omicron surge were older, vaccinated.”

Some of you reading may immediately dismiss it coming from Fox News. But please note: this wasn’t a right-wing commentator saying this. This was Dr. Birx herself. You can watch the entire interview here:

But this isn’t all. In June, during a House Select Coronavirus Committee hearing, Dr. Birx was asked whether or not government officials were lying when they told us the vaccinated could not transmit the disease. Her response was as follows:

“I think it was hope that the vaccine would work in that way. And that’s why I think scientists and public health leaders always have to be at the table, being very clear about what we know and about what we don’t know.”

In that same hearing, she contradicted the narrative about natural immunity with this assertion:

[S]ince the vaccine was based on natural immunity, you cannot make the conclusion that the vaccine will do better than natural infection, although it can often do slightly better…”

So Dr. Birx has admitted that:

  • natural immunity is at least almost as effective as vaccination;
  • the task force “knew vaccines would not protect against infection;”
  • the task force “overplayed the vaccines;”
  • the vaccine mandates were based on premise of the vaccinated not transmitting the virus — which was a premise based on “hope.”

Thank you for the honesty?

After two years of the public being force-fed one and only one vaccine narrative, I’m shocked to hear such honesty. In a sense, I’m relieved. Perhaps the medical establishment is finally (if grudgingly) admitting “the quiet part out loud.”

Of course, she could have made these admissions sooner. She could’ve publicly “fessed up” before:

What have we not been told up till now?

Right now, some of you may be labeling me an “anti-vaxxer.” Heck, I might even be a mortal threat to all those around me!

To be sure, that’s the message our “medical experts” have been pumping out for two years running. Whether subtle or not-so-subtle, their aim has been to marginalize or even silence people like me. They don’t want us to know about COVID protocols that don’t involve vaccination. They don’t want us to know about high COVID cases coinciding with high vaccination rates. They don’t want us to know about increased risk of myocarditis in young men.

They also don’t want us to know about the 26,000 deaths logged in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) as of January. (Keep in mind these are only the reported deaths — likely a fraction of the total actual number.)

What we don’t need

I am most assuredly not an anti-vaxxer. On the contrary, I’m thankful for COVID vaccines. Since this was a novel disease that was ravaging the globe, we needed some swift intervention. We need all the treatments available as quickly as possible.

We needed natural treatments. We needed the medical protocols — many of which were working. And yes, we needed a vaccine.

What we didn’t — and don’t — need was one and only one narrative forced upon the entire population. We didn’t need doctors being silenced or otherwise threatened for the “crime” of offering alternatives. We didn’t need reputations — and lives — destroyed. And we most certainly didn’t need untold numbers finding themselves unemployed simply over conscientious refusal to get the shot.

All this to say…

All this to say: thank you, Dr. Birx. It’s unfortunate that you waited till after the carnage to say something. It’s unfortunate that you didn’t stand with other doctors who put their careers on the line. It’s unfortunate that you waited for a “politically correct” time to utter truths many of us already knew.

But better late then never. So again, thank you.



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Gary David Flamberg

Gary David Flamberg

Free-lance writer and fellow sojourner with a desire to communicate hope, convey truth as I see it, and encourage dialogue on important issues.