Dr. Paul Offit has been the Godfather of the pediatric vaccine schedule for decades. He has been our Moriarty. I once called him The Pope of the Church of the Immaculate Vaccination on Huffington Post. And yet, in NEJM (below) he is a voice of caution regarding the Covid booster. And caution is the operative word. Remember the tale of the scorpion and the frog. Remember one's nature. Mark Blaxill has written extensively on Dr. Offit's career. Here are a few links.
Offit Cashes In: Closing the Books on the Vaccine Profits of a Merck-Made Millionaire
The Offit Index: Tracking a Patent Owner’s Ongoing Financial Interest in One Vaccine’s Sales
Counting Offit’s Millions: More on How Merck’s Rotateq Vaccine Made Paul Offit Wealthy
Bivalent Covid-19 Vaccines — A Cautionary Tale Publication: The New England Journal of Medicine Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society Date: Jan 11, 2023 Copyright © 2023, Massachusetts Medical Society
"...Although boosting with a bivalent vaccine is likely to have a similar effect as boosting with a monovalent vaccine, booster dosing is probably best reserved for the people most likely to need protection against severe disease — specifically, older adults, people with multiple coexisting conditions that put them at high risk for serious illness, and those who are immunocompromised. In the meantime, I believe we should stop trying to prevent all symptomatic infections in healthy, young people by boosting them with vaccines containing mRNA from strains that might disappear a few months later."
Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. See you on Sunday with Cathy's post.
Cause Unknown Hardcover