By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
The Washington Examiner published an explosive report from Jack Elbaum: “Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and former NIH Director Francis Collins were aware of, and discussed, “breakthrough cases” of COVID in January 2021 — right when the vaccines became widely available. In her email, Walensky says that “clearly,” it is an “important area of study,” links to a study raising the issue, and assures the person she is sending it to that Dr. Anthony Fauci is looped into these conversations.
However, in public, Walensky was saying something quite different. Two months after discussing this data, she said vaccinated people “don’t carry the virus” and “don’t get sick.” In a congressional hearing, after it became clear people were able to get infected with COVID even after receiving the vaccine, she defended her original statements by claiming it was true at the time she said it — namely, for the [strains] we were dealing with in early 2021.
Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, called the revelation “stunning.” He pointed out that despite this knowledge, “they continued to push vax mandates anyway.”
This is the real scandal, as there is little harm in getting something like this wrong in a vacuum. After all, COVID-19 vaccines certainly saved many, many lives and reduced the severity of infection for many more. But the fact vaccine mandates were pushed, even though those in charge knew people could contract and spread the virus while vaccinated, is indefensible. That they mislead the public on this makes it even worse.”
I disagree with Bhattacharya, not a single, prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial demonstrated a reduction in hospitalization or death as a primary or secondary endpoint. His claim is based on invalid non-randomized studies published by biased investigators desperate to show the vaccine was “working.”
Looking back the mRNA vaccines were doomed to fail. The July 14, 2020 rushed phase 1 trial data (n=45, age 33 years) from Moderna conceded they had no correlate of protection against SARS-CoV-2.
A few weeks later I published in The Hill that the entire COVID-19 vaccine program was a “Gamble” given the lack of information demonstrating the vaccines would be effective and the tremendous risks taken on safety with the poorly conceived genetic vaccines.