We’ve been lied to at so many points about the pandemic, from where it comes from to whether masks can help prevent infection, to how long it will last. Now it’s becoming clear the narrative that rushed vaccines would save the day was a lie as well. In this article we’ll speculate on why this might be the case.
- Pfizer’s vaccine shortages
- South African variant cancels out some anti-virals and may lower vaccine efficacy
- UK variant becomes dominant in the Spring of 2021 in the U.S. (56% more contagious)
- UK variant may result in increased mortality according to the UK
- South African variant makes plasma less effective.
Early data shows that the Covid-19 vaccines on the market may not be as effective in guarding against more contagious strains of the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday.
SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein mutations will cause 1st gen vaccines to be drastically less effective, leading to a false sense of security which will lead to a lapse in human behaviors like social distancing, wearing masks and being less social. This is also due to mental health pandemic fatigue, a kind of PTSD with all of this quarantining.
This means 2021 won’t be the end of all of this, but just the mid-phase.
Research by South African government scientists reveals that mutations of the new variant, known as 501Y.v2 or B1351, make the variant substantially resistant to antibodies in blood plasma donated by Covid patients. This will make re-infections more likely, given the higher viral loads and different spike protein mutations of new variants.
This will mean more death in the U.S. and more economic pain resulting from the lack of IRL business activity. The researchers found that the ability of antibodies to neutralise the virus typically fell eight-fold with the new variant, meaning that in lab tests eight times as much antibody was needed to disable the B1351 variant than older ones. Fauci is no longer “muzzled”, by the way.
The neutralising ability of plasma from some patients fell a staggering 64-fold when tested against the new variant, while from others the ability to wipe out the new variant was unaffected. Nearly half, or 21 of 44 patients, “had no detectable neutralisation activity”, the scientists write.
More cases of new variant Covid-19 will mean many hospital systems will be overwhelmed in 2021 all over the world. Current worst impacted by deaths include the United States, Brazil, Mexico, U.K., Russia and Germany, among others. America has over 4,000 deaths per day, which could actually go up when the UK variant becomes dominant in a couple of months or even 6 weeks.
We aren’t exactly sure which is the worst variant, but it could be either the Brazilian or the South African. The detected variant came from the B.1.1.248 lineage. Its mutations include the N501Y mutation, which it has in common with the variants reported by South Africa and the UK, and the E484K.
This is the second variant detected from Brazil containing the E484K mutation. The U.S. likely has its own (Columbus) variant that is not being reported on properly.
If the results from South Africa are confirmed, the risk of the variant spreading more widely would justify planning for a “potential strain update” this autumn, said Trevor Bedford, who works on immunology and virus evolution at the University of Washington.
The autumn of 2021 could actually be worse than the winter of 2020 since the variants would have become more dominant by then, making the potential for more deaths more likely. This all depends on how well the 1st round of vaccines actually work, but it’s more likely it will only give citizens and politicians a false sense of security.
Not being told the truth has had dramatic consequences during the Covid-19 debacle, whether you live in China, Russia or the United States.
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The B1351 variant first found in South Africa is different from the B117 variant first spotted in Kent in September, though the two share a mutation in the spike protein which appears to make both more transmissible. The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine are both expected to work against the variant that emerged in the UK, at least to some extent. But even the UK variant is now being reported to be more deadly on a mathematical level.
So why haven’t we been told the truth all along? The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine does protect against the B117 variant blamed for the rapid rise in cases in London and south-east England. Vaccine makers and politicians have conflicting reasons not to be totally honest.
Of course new variants are more deadly since more hospital systems become overwhelmed, leading to a steep increase in mortality in burst periods. However if the South African variant defeats many antivirals it could inhibit how vaccines function on the spike protein.
This variant, known as P.1 or VOC202101/02 in the UK, was first detected in travellers from Brazil who arrived in Japan in January 2021. It involves 17 unique amino acid changes, three deletions, four synonymous mutations, and one 4nt insertion. It has several mutations that are known to be biologically important, including E484K and N501Y.
If rushed vaccines were not thought to work faster than the virus is able to mutate they knew all along what would happen, which seems to be the case.
When the new variants can defeat plasma, the new vaccines aren’t likely particularly effective against these new mutations. The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered patients, and may reduce the efficacy of the current line of vaccines, scientists said on Wednesday. I think we all know what this means for the next few months.
Some variants that have been identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil appear to be more transmissible and it’s only a matter of time before new variants are likely to increase mortality rates, either due to being more deadly or causing hospitals to be overwhelmed, making them more deadly by default. That’s the truth as we see it at the Last Futurist.