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July 3, 2023

The Covid-19 mass vaccination program violated all principles of Science and the Hippocratic Oath....

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As a scientist with over 30 years of professional experience in virology, immunology, and vaccines, I prioritize truth and directness in my approach. 

I would therefore like to express my concerns regarding the infection-prevention measures and mass vaccination program recommended by the WHO during this pandemic, which I believe lack scientific rationale and should be considered a significant blunder in the history of medicine, public health, and vaccine science. 

The WHO ignored the limitations of their recommendations for preventing transmission of a virus that can easily spread in the absence of symptoms. While measures like lockdowns, social distancing, and mask-wearing may initially have saved lives, they have hindered the population from developing herd immunity, leading to the highly problematic propagation of more infectious variants. Instead, PH authorities should have focused on protecting vulnerable individuals from exposure to a high viral load, for instance by avoiding concentrations in nursing homes or improving hygienic conditions in areas with poor sanitation. 

While the mass vaccination program initially did save lives, it did not prevent viral transmission as the antibodies (Abs) induced by the C-19 vaccines could not protect from viral infection and shedding. As the mass vaccination campaigns were conducted in the midst of a pandemic, they predictably led to the selection of more infectious immune escape variants that managed to overcome the suboptimal vaccine-induced immunity and therefore spectacularly increased in prevalence. These variants are now posing a global health threat. 

In contrast to natural infection, the C-19 vaccines do not activate killing of virus-infected cells by innate immune cells. As a result, vaccinated subjects could solely rely on vaccine-induced anti-spike antibodies for protection. Although the C-19 vaccines largely protect from severe C- 19 disease, they do not prevent viral infection and transmission, allowing the virus to escape from the vaccine-induced antibodies and cause vaccine breakthrough infections (VBTIs). Since the advent of Omicron, these VBTIs have now triggered a self-fueling cascade of viral immune escape and turned a natural pandemic into an ever-evolving immune escape pandemic, instead of driving the virus into endemicity. 

Nevertheless, influential scientific experts who even published that the virus could escape from the immune pressure exerted by vaccine-induced Abs relentlessly supported the concept of conducting mass vaccination campaigns during the pandemic. 

Although molecular epidemiologists have unambiguously shown that the selected mutations converge to specific spike protein domains that are under population-level immune pressure, none of them is willing to attribute this immune pressure to the C-19 vaccines targeting the very spike protein. 

Although the hospitalization and mortality rates are now much lower than those observed during the pre-Omicron era, more infectious variants continue to spread. This is prompting concerns about the emergence of immune escape variants with enhanced virulence that could compromise protection against severe C-19 disease. Are we witnessing a kind of silence before the storm? And why has the WHO been urging countries across the globe to prepare for new surges or for a new pandemic with an even deadlier potential? 

Because the virus continuously escaped from the immune response induced in highly vaccinated populations, there was a need for WHO and national PH agencies to change definitions of vaccine, immunity, herd immunity and ‘being vaccinated’, all of this to make vaccinated people believe that the C-19 vaccines were still highly efficacious amid the presence of immune escape variants. For much too long, PH experts have willfully ignored that natural immunity in the unvaccinated can acquire sterilizing capacity and that the unvaccinated are therefore not a breeding ground for more infectious immune escape variants. 

In conclusion, large-scale infection-prevention measures and mass vaccination campaigns, as recommended by the WHO, cannot effectively control pandemics caused by acute, self-limiting viral infections like corona or influenza virus. Instead, they prevent the population from developing herd immunity and perpetuate the pandemic. This situation should be considered a dangerous gain-of-function experiment, impacting humanity. 

While it is not for me to decide whether the WHO's recommendations constitute a crime against humanity, I am deeply concerned about the scientific integrity of these recommendations. They are an insult to independent scientists, who have been advocating for an open and scientifically-driven dialogue but have instead been unduly silenced, ridiculed, or even censored. The reckless implementation of WHO’s recommendations by national health authorities and lawmakers and propagandized by the mainstream media and scientifically illiterate factcheckers has been a slap in the face of all citizens who’ve been coerced into taking the risky jab. 

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Geert Vanden Bossche received his DVM from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and his PhD degree in Virology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He held adjunct faculty appointments at universities in Belgium and Germany. After his career in Academia, Geert joined several vaccine companies (GSK Biologicals, Novartis Vaccines, Solvay Biologicals) to serve various roles in vaccine R&D as well as in late vaccine development.

Geert then moved on to join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Discovery team in Seattle (USA) as Senior Program Officer; he then worked with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) in Geneva as Senior Ebola Program Manager. At GAVI he tracked efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine. He also represented GAVI in fora with other partners, including WHO, to review progress on the fight against Ebola and to build plans for global pandemic preparedness.

Back in 2015, Geert scrutinized and questioned the safety of the Ebola vaccine that was used in ring vaccination trials conducted by WHO in Guinea. His critical scientific analysis and report on the data published by WHO in the Lancet in 2015 was sent to all international health and regulatory authorities involved in the Ebola vaccination program. After working for GAVI, Geert joined the German Center for Infection Research in Cologne as Head of the Vaccine Development Office. He is at present primarily serving as a Biotech / Vaccine consultant while also conducting his own research on Natural Killer cell-based vaccines.

Email: info@voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org

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