A team of 19 scientists from the UK has published new research that helps explain why countries with the highest vaccination rates experience the highest number of what they call “facilitating infections” as well as reinfection with other variants of COVID-19.
This research paper, published on June 14, 2022 in the peer-reviewed journal Science, has been downloaded nearly 277,500 times in less than two months. This is highly unusual for a densely written highly technical scientific study.
We can guess why so many people are reading this. But this study shows that many clinicians and scientists have expressed concern – that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, as well as booster injections, may weaken our immune response against the Omicron variant of the virus.
If this is true, it means that the vaccine itself leads to widespread infection. Instead of stopping the virus, mRNA vaccination programs around the world may cause the virus to spread everywhere.
High vaccine uptake leads to high infection rates
According to British scientists, the number of first infections with SARS-CoV-2 and frequent re-infections is high in countries with high vaccination coverage.
In contrast, people have not been infected in places where vaccine campaigns have not been widely implemented, including most countries on the African continent.
To analyze why the most vaccinated populations are most likely to be infected with Omicron, this study focused on the most vaccinated professionals: medical personnel who received two doses of mRNA vaccine early, followed by two booster injections. To find out what was happening at the cellular level with these highly vaccinated healthcare workers, the scientists looked closely at the different types of immunoglobulin in the blood of the participants.
Immunoglobin (Ig), also called antibody (Ab), detects viruses, bacteria, and the like and causes the immune system to respond appropriately.
Scientists have identified several types of immunoglobulins, each of which directs the immune response in a different way for different phases and types of infection.
IgG4, tolerance immune response
IgG4 is a form of immunoglobulin that activates a tolerance response in the immune system because you’ve been exposed so many times and don’t need to mount an inflammatory response. This is good, for example, if you are trying to avoid immune sensitivity to food. But it’s not the immune response that’s been developed to create the COVID-19 vaccines.
When beekeepers are repeatedly stung by bees throughout their career, they mount an IgG4 response to the attack on their immune system. Basically, their body knows that the bee venom is not dangerous and the immune response to the bee venom is an IgG4 reaction, so they can tolerate the sting very well. Although bee venom is not harmful to the body, the body’s inflammatory response can be dangerous. If the body overreacts and develops a generalized reaction, the immune response can be fatal if the inflammation itself threatens the person’s breathing.
More vaccines lead to more COVID-19 infections
This study clearly shows that repeated vaccinations make people more susceptible to COVID-19. Initial doses of the vaccine elicited classic inflammatory immune responses. Inflammation is a key part of the immune response (to a vaccine or infection) and is responsible for much of what you experience when you are sick: fever, pain, lethargy, etc. This inflammation is what makes you feel sick if you’ve had the flu shot, and why the COVID-19 vaccine has become famous for making people feel so sick for days. Your body is creating an inflammatory response to the proteins of COVID-19.
But what happens to the body after receiving two vaccines and after the third is given? The researchers believe that successive doses of mRNA vaccines can acclimate or desensitize subjects to the COVID-19 proteins, shifting their immune responses to an IgG4-dominant form and teaching the body to tolerate the proteins.
Another form of protection?
The participants’ response to COVID-19 was actually muted, making them more vulnerable to infection and less likely to respond to it than unvaccinated individuals.
When you get a cold or another virus over and over again, over a lifetime, it’s due to natural exposure, you don’t develop a tolerance to it, your body fights it without you even knowing it. Your body is using a normal disease-fighting immune response, but because it recognizes the infectious agent, there are no signs of inflammation. Therefore, when exposed to many diseases naturally, you become immune for life.
In contrast, this new study shows that repeated injections of mRNA and boosters for COVID-19 induce tolerance reactions similar to allergy shots. They acclimate the body to the virus, so you no longer recognize it as a threat.
Another study, published in July by a group of more than 20 German scientists, independently confirmed that successive COVID-19 shots and boosters shift the immune response from a protective class of IgG response to a tolerance class.
At the same time, the establishment of vaccine-induced tolerance does not mean that subjects are unprotected.
Protecting people from disease
So the vaccine and booster program did the opposite of what it was intended to do: to keep people from getting sick.
But was this a realistic goal? Endemic coronaviruses similar to COVID-19. Like the common flu, SARS-CoV-2 won’t go away, no one can avoid it forever, and it will continue to mutate.
On the one hand, this research suggests that vaccines help the body’s immune system not overreact to the virus. The virus itself didn’t kill people—it was the virus’ interaction with patients’ immune systems that caused severe, sometimes fatal infections because the immune system overreacted to the new virus.
On the other hand, naturally acquired immunity appears to be stronger than vaccine-derived immunity, suggesting that the risks of the vaccines themselves, especially for young people, far outweigh the benefits of vaccination.
If vaccinated people get the virus right away but have only mild reactions when their immune systems tell them to tolerate it, it may be caused by the vaccination.
However, no booster injections were ever required to develop tolerance: studies have shown that tolerance occurs after just two doses. Vaccines may have helped sensitize the population to harmful inflammatory immune responses to COVID-19. They played their part. There is no need to continue the amplifiers in sequence.
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