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I Just Had FOUR Vaccine Doses!
Publicly asking for and sharing what used to be confidential personal medical information seems to be the thing to do these days, so I am excited to disclose to you that I just vaccinated myself four times! Here are the relevant medical details…
Route of administration: oral
Quantity: four doses; 100 g each
Flavours: peach, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry
Here is my celebration photo…
I love yogourt, so I am apparently one of the most vaxxed people on the planet!
The Definition of ‘Vaccine’ Was Changed to Accommodate COVID-19 Inoculations
Using the WayBack Machine, one can see on August 26, 2021, what the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accepted as the definition of a vaccine (highlighted in yellow)…
Note that it was a product that induced ‘immunity’, which is the first definition in the list. This means that a vaccine prevents you from becoming infected. An ideal vaccine, by the traditional definition would induce what is called sterilizing or near-sterilizing immunity. This means that all or almost all replication-competent viral particles would be neutralized before being able to enter a person’s cells. Any cells that did become infected would be killed relatively rapidly via what is called a T cell response to prevent the infected cells from serving as virus replication factories. The end result is that the virus is eliminated before the onset of signs or symptoms of disease and before the virus can reach the threshold concentration required to potentially infect others. This is everything the current COVID-19 inoculations fail to do. When this became apparent, the CDC changed the definition of a vaccine on September 1, 2021, to this (highlighted in yellow)…
Note that my yogourt vaccines were a ‘preparation’ ‘administered by mouth’ (I don’t recommend the ‘spraying into the nose’ method).
Interestingly, ‘immunization’ (the last definition in the list), which means ‘to confer immunity’, can still be interchanged with ‘vaccination’. But how can this be if a vaccination fails to confer immunity?! As an immunologist I can tell you that public health officials are royally messing up the ability to teach immunology in a coherent fashion.
Here is another example: The government of British Columbia, Canada, (like many governments around the world) still states on their website that “Vaccines give you immunity to a disease” and, therefore, your immune system “Remembers the germ and how to destroy it. That way, if you are ever exposed to the disease-causing germ in the future, your immune system will be able to quickly destroy it before it has a chance to make you sick.” Yet out the other side of their mouth they promote the ‘effectiveness’ of what they call COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ that fail to confer immunity, fail to prevent inoculated people from getting COVID-19 (their own definition states it must keep you from getting sick), and fail to prevent transmission of the causative agent to others.
Yogourt is a Vaccine
Now here is where things get really outlandish. According to the new definition, yogurt is a vaccine by virtue of its ability to stimulate immune responses that can be beneficial against a variety of diseases. One example from a large array of references can be found here. The same applies for any other products that promote immune responses that can have a positive impact on states of disease. This would include anything containing probiotics, for example.
These nuances have profound implications when interpreting reports about the current COVID-19 inoculations, because it was the traditional definitions that were active when Health Canada provided their authorizations by interim order (emergency use authorization in countries like the USA).
COVID-19 Inoculations Were Supposed to Meet the Traditional Definition
Importantly, the traditional definition of a vaccine was in place when manufacturers began their ongoing clinical trials. Indeed, as agreed upon by the manufacturers and health regulators when the clinical trial designs were approved, the current COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ were to be assessed for efficacy “against laboratory-confirmed Covid-19”. In other words, what is being assessed in the still ongoing initial clinical trials is efficacy against the development of COVID-19. This means the stated goal of COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ is to prevent disease, NOT TO SIMPLY BLUNT ITS SEVERITY. As such, the ongoing initial clinical trials of the current COVID-19 inoculations should be deemed abject failures upon their conclusion and these products should never receive full licensure. Clearly, the façade of calling them ‘vaccines’ should have been dropped a long time ago.
COVID-19 Inoculations Don’t Look Anything Like Previously Mandated Vaccines
Note that all previously mandated vaccines, such as those given as part of the childhood immunization schedule, met the traditional definition of a vaccine. This means that they confer long-lasting sterilizing, or near-sterilizing immunity that can prevent disease and prevent transmission of the causative agent of the disease. The current COVID-19 inoculations share none of these characteristics of previously mandated vaccines. This is also why they can never be used to achieve the goal of herd immunity, no matter how many doses are administered. They have failed in their goal to achieve real ‘vaccine’ status. Changing the definition of ‘vaccine’ doesn’t help them get us to herd immunity.
Am I Expected to Teach my Students that Yogourt is a Vaccine?
Now, as a vaccinologist, I am sorry, but defining things like yogourt as vaccines is just ridiculous. It was highly inappropriate to alter the definition of a ‘vaccine’ to accommodate the exceptionally poor-quality COVID-19 inoculations that are currently in use. How about making the manufacturers engineer products that meet the traditional, stringent, and appropriate definition of a vaccine before a public rollout rather than messing around with traditional and fundamental immunological concepts!?! Now I need to start teaching my immunology students that yogourt is a vaccine; are you serious?!? Vaccinology is a sub-discipline of immunology. The non-experts need to stop re-defining our terms.
With yogourt being so popular, people are going to have to be much more careful with how they use the term ‘antivaxxer’.