It is not a matter of mixing up cause and effect. It's a matter of vaccines being the wrong strategy for handling this pandemic.
It is a matter of rank incompetence of the people who decided
that vaccines were the way out of the pandemic. That very same people, those who decided and those who, in positions of influence, backed the decisions produced an apparent "unanimity of experts" (which never actually existed, but was sufficient to shut down dissenters from the media), these people are now slowly - and far too late - turning around the narrative they themselves created and blaming it on "omicron"
. Buy hey at least Topol translated imprinting as the dreaded "antigenic sin", and noted the paper I mentioned here also. He's still married to the vaccines miracle though, supported it too much to change now.
The truth is that the vaccination strategy didn't fail due to the new variants as if that was a surprise
. It failed because they discounted the known fact
that coronaviruses mutate fast. That was incompetence #1: a vaccine was not a way out of this pandemic, could not be.
Incompetence #2 was the kind
of vaccine supported and peddled, with no others being subsidized or even so much as tolerated (approved for use). Can you explain why western countries only ever approved 3 vaccines? Do you have any scientific explanation to justify "vaccine nationalism"?
This is kind of besides the point because real useful vaccine to end this pandemic should have produced reasonably high immunity against caching the infection. And none of the many used across the world did. But it also shows imo evidence of state regulators carrying water for their favorite corporations - delivering captive markets. And if they are willing to junk science for that, won't they just science for approving an ineffective product?
A vaccine is not a way out, but a vaccine that did produce partial immunity could be part of a way out. These presently in sue are not even fit for that.
Incompetence #3 was the sloppy way in which the vaccination campaign was decided on and implemented, based on just a few corporate-run tests, and this rests on the politicians and the bureaucrats
. They chose the "experts" to promote and platform, and to shut down the others. Wanted an easy way out and that was to be vaccines, originally on the promise of ending the pandemic ("you can throw away masks"), known even at the time to be false - "virtuous lies", that tenebrous guy name Fauci called it. Then continued based on "controlling" it - the boosters. In both cases I have said, and it remains blindingly obvious to me: vaccination is being used as an excuse to have people acquiesce with "living (dying) with the virus", avoiding ever having to make an effort to eliminate it. Or dropping such efforts, as it happened in Australia, NZ and more recently Taiwan.
In the meanwhile other "miracle cures", this time new medications, also have a dismal track record. First it was remdesivir, resulting in failure
and possibly more harm than good for takers. Paxlovid more recently keeps failing
in new trials, how is it supposed to act, again? If it did act as an antiviral
, if Pfizer's claims were correct, how come it shows no efficacy in these trials? Increasingly it seems it only "worked" on the Pfizer-run trial! How many RCT apart from the Pfizer-ordered one, back Paxlovid as an effective treatment? And whatever happened to molnupiravir? Thankfully that aid to covid mutation seems to have been quietly discarded, but that at one point was peddled by authorities just shows how this whole process has been based on arbitrary decisions taken according to pharma industry lobbying efforts. A testing system where tests are paid for and effectively under the control of the party most interested in declaring it a"success", is broken. And people who attempt to publish how broken it is are blacklisted
, cannot get media time. That is incompetence #4 , more properly called corruption
, and also applies to the approval of these vaccines.
So, what is the way out from the pandemic? Waiting for worse variants is not a way out. Recognizing the failure of vaccines, and the fact that one cannot boost a way out of a virus that both evolves and disorients the immune system, may be a path in the right direction but it stills provides no way out - unless the way out for these "experts" is to say: "sorry we screwed you all. Good luck with surviving now".
I will remind, there is one known and proven technically sound
way out. It always lacked but the political will
to implement it.