Updated: Oct 3, 2022
So last week I posted a piece entitled “FUN WITH NUMBERS” in which I took a sort of 30,000 foot view of how the vaccine has actually worked in saving lives in the US vs. what many of us “know” to be the case. You can read that piece here: https://www.springfieldholisticwellness.com/post/fun-with-numbers but the point was it’s pretty difficult to look at all the data and conclude that the vaccine has “saved” many lives at all. Of course I got the usual pushback; I’m a science-denier, I should just stay in my lane, I’m a grandma-killer, I’m an ultra-maga-er, or a racist, or whatever the coin of the realm is on that particular day.
What’s fascinating is how many people will say something like “I’ll trust the experts.” or “I follow the science.” or some other such nonsense when in reality they have literally no idea what they’re talking about. I have asked dozens of times when presenting actual data “How do you explain that?” and yet for all the protestations to the truth or quality of the data I present, or the conclusions I draw therefrom, nobody has ever “explained” any of it. And while my post cited above is a more macro view of the vax and deaths, we’ll now take a look at a more micro view; brought to us by our friends at Pfizer. I’ll once again give a hat tip to Phil Harper whom you can find on substack.com for bringing this to my attention.
In the year plus since the vaccine rollout, we have been treated to such claims as (my bold) “In the absence of a vaccination program, there would have been approximately 1.1 million additional COVID-19 deaths” or “A new study estimates that COVID-19 vaccines helped avert 19.8 million deaths across the globe during the first year after vaccination campaigns were initiated.” Now aside from the fact that all these “data” are based on estimates, what some researcher “imagines” (yes, that was actually reported), and modeling results arrived at from input by the very people looking to prove vaccine efficacy, there is no actual data to support these claims. But there is one place we could look, one randomized controlled trial, to see what actually happened when we followed people who got vaxxed to see how many died vs. those unvaxxed.
You see, most are unaware that Pfizer did a six-month follow up to the original vax trial to see what happened to people after the vax. That study, finally published in September of 2021 entitled “Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine through 6 Months” showed some interesting results.
In this trial we’re told (remember, this is Pfizer’s own study) “In an ongoing, placebo-controlled, observer-blinded, multinational, pivotal efficacy trial,we randomly assigned 44,165 participants 16 years of age or older and 2264 participants 12 to 15 years of age to receive two 30-µg doses, at 21 days apart of BNT162b2 or placebo. The trial end points were vaccine efficacy against laboratory confirmed Covid-19 and safety, which were both evaluated through 6 months after vaccination.” What’d they find? “BNT162b2 continued to be safe and have an acceptable adverse-event profile… Vaccine efficacy
against Covid-19 was 91.3%” Well that sounds pretty good. Case closed. But remember, the primary endpoint here was, as in the original study, was the vax effective at stopping you from getting COVID. And according to Pfizer it was. But if you read the actual report, instead of just the headlines or the abstract (a summary at the beginning of the report) like most of the children playing dress-up and pretending to be reporters, you find something interesting.
If you continue to read Pfizer’s very own report; all the way to page seven (I know that’s a lot to ask), you find this little gem: “During the blinded, placebo-controlled period, 15 participants in the BNT162b2 group and 14 in the placebo group died; during the open label period, 3 participants in the BNT162b2 group and 2 in the original placebo group who received BNT162b2 after unblinding died.” Well that doesn’t seem right. MORE people died in the vax group than the placebo group? The number appears to actually be 20 vaxxed dead vs. 14 unvaxxed. I’m no mathemagician, but it appears about 40% MORE people died who were vaccinated than those who weren’t. But don’t worry, Pfizer goes on to tell us “None of these deaths were considered to be related to BNT162b2 by the investigators.” Phew! That’s good to know. I was worried there for a minute.
But if you dig a little deeper, jump through some hoops, click a few links, scroll down a few pages, you find this chart:
My point here is, in Pfizer’s own trial, they showed no life-saving effect of the vaccine at all over a six month period, so how is it POSSIBLE that modelers came up with 1 million lives saved in a year? If you want to be a stickler for “the science” this study tells us to expect (just from the blinded part; 15 deaths vs.14) ONE EXTRA DEATH for roughly every 22,000 people vaccinated. With about 225 million people vaxxed in the US, that would mean we should expect about TEN THOUSAND EXTRA DEATHS from the vaccine – again, from Pfizer’s own numbers.
So how EXACTLY does one get from a potential of 10,000 extra deaths based on actual real-world data to a “savings” of 1 million lives through some modeling magic? Asking for a friend. It certainly seems like more shenanigans from Tiny Tony and his crew of incompetents and criminals. But I could be wrong, somebody please show me some data.
The take home from me personally is if you’re gonna come at me bro and say I don't know what I'm talking about, then stand tall and bring it strong. SHOW ME SOME ACTUAL DATA TO REFUTE MINE. And since you can’t because it doesn’t exist, then just stay up in the cheap seats and let the adults do the talking. If you read my posts and then decide to just “not believe” the data I present without any alternative information other than what Fauci or the New York Times says, then you are irrational, which you are certainly allowed to be, but just admit it. Facts still matter to some people. To be clear, the ad hominem attacks or attempted refutations don’t upset me personally; as I’ve said plenty of times, there are only five opinions on this planet that matter to me and I’m pretty sure you ain’t one of them, so I’m not in need of a safe space. But they do upset me intellectually. Silly snipes from the peanut gallery are the hobgoblins of little minds. I have no problem with being proven wrong; I'm always looking for the truth. Try harder.