I [Dee McLachlan, BSc Hons] offer a simple hypothesis here. It can be tested by persons in any country who have access to statistics about the uptake of the (new) 2019 flu shot. Could something in the “new” 2019 flu shots left certain persons vulnerable to COVID-19?
Let me start by talking about the effect of a SARS-Cov-1 vaccine, in animal studies. Recall that SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. This is from the peer-reviewed journal PLOS:
“These SARS-CoV vaccines all induced antibody and protection against infection with SARS-CoV. However, challenge [that is, subsequent reinfection] of mice given any of the vaccines led to occurrence of Th2-type immunopathology suggesting hypersensitivity to SARS-CoV components was induced…” [Emphasis added}
And what is immunopathology? Roughly: the bad workings of the immune system in response to some event, especially a medical intervention.
In the animal study (mice) the vaccine successfully induced antibodies, but on re-infection this made the animal more vulnerable to the virus, dramatically compromising their immune system — resulting in the equivalent of a cytokine storm.
And what is a cytokine storm? It is an overproduction of the natural response by the immune system to fight an invasion by, say, a virus. The result of such a storm – the body fighting itself — can be lethal.
My interest as a journalist was sparked by the observation that there may be two different types of patients experiencing COVID-19. The virus was mostly resulting in mild flu symptoms, but did not correlate with the footage of people just falling over in the streets of Wuhan (and now in Guayaquil, Ecuador), with bodies convulsing, and suffering cytokine storms. Doctors were confused — many saying these are not viral symptoms, but rather hypoxic injury.
I suspected that this was not a “natural” process unfolding.
Ask: who is dying from COVID-19? Mainly older people in their 70s and 80s with an already existing health complication (as the sample of 355 Italians suggests). Yet some very healthy younger people are dying. Interestingly, many healthy medical staff have died, too — explained to be caused by as high viral load for those working in the hospitals with COVID patients.
There are suggestions that many external factors may play a role such as the EMF roll-outs, and high levels of Nitrogen dioxide (air pollution). Another factor to consider, for my hypothesis, is a correlation of COVID deaths with the population who took the NEW 2019 flu shots.
The 2019 Flu Shot
Who across the world got the flu shot in 2019? Elderly and those with health complications were urged to get the flu shot. Medical staff, especially those working in hospitals, were urged or directed to get the flu shot.
Some of the more cautious people in their 20s, 30s and 40s decided to get the flu shot too, as did many young children aged between 2 and 5. However, as I will explain later, I am going to discount the young. Their immature immune systems are adapting, evolving and ‘learning’ to survive in the world.
Animal Corona Vaccine Trials
I was listening to Del Bigtree discussing animal vaccine trials done on the SARS Corona virus (SARS-Cov-1) and that humans should be most cautious about a COVID-19 vaccination. He explained how those many animal trials done to discover a SARS vaccine all resulted in problematic outcomes. (Don’t forget COVID-19 or SARS-Cov-1 has many of the same Coronavirus genome as SARS also known as SARS-Cov-1.)
I found this study in the American Journal of Virology:
“A Double-Inactivated Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Vaccine Provides Incomplete Protection in Mice and Induces Increased Eosinophilic Proinflammatory Pulmonary Response upon Challenge [reinfection]”
The vaccine trial was on SARS-CoV. I quote the abstract:
“…While a variety of vaccine platforms have shown efficacy in young-animal models and against homologous viral strains, vaccine efficacy has not been thoroughly evaluated…. In contrast, DIV (double-inactivated SARS-CoV) vaccines (both adjuvanted and unadjuvanted) performed poorly in aged-animal models. Importantly, aged animals displayed increased eosinophilic immune pathology in the lungs and were not protected against significant virus replication.”
It seems the young mice react differently and less adversely to those corona vaccines.
About four years ago, Dr Peter Hotez was trialing a SARS vaccine with animals. NBC News in the US reported (on March 5, 2020): “Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago. Then the money dried up.” Dr Hortez suggested that the vaccine that he had been working on for SARS in 2016 could have provided cross-protection against COVID-19.
But wait. Later, in the same NBC article, there is the reference to the animals trials:
“Early efforts to develop a SARS vaccine in animal trials were plagued by a phenomenon known as ‘vaccine-induced enhancement,’ in which recipients exhibit worse symptoms after being injected — something Fauci said researchers must be mindful of as they work to quickly develop a vaccine to protect against COVID-19.”
The 2019 Flu Season and Flu Shot
Looking at the COVID-19 hotspots, many correlate with 2019 influenza hotspots — where there was a strong uptake in vaccines.
Spain issued major flu warnings as the disease was expected to hit EPIDEMIC levels — this reported in the Express.co.uk in January 2019.
In Italy, since the start of the flu season in October 2019, there were 2,768,000 cases recorded across the country — that is 2.7 million in a population of 60 million. At the flu outbreak peak in mid-January there were 488,000 cases recorded in one week. About one million people were vaccinated. Italy was badly hit by COVID-19, and over 23,000 people died.
CBS NEWS New York on 26 December 2019 warned about the flu season, the longest in a decade: Health Department: Confirmed Flu Cases In NYC Up 77%:
“The flu season is also in high gear here in the Big Apple… everyone who is able is being advised to get a flu shot.”
UK publichealthmatters blog (2019/10/04):
“… Employers of frontline health and social care workers also have a responsibility to ensure their staff can get the free vaccine.”
In Iran, on 3 December 2019, Alireza Raisi, the Deputy Iranian Health Minister said that “an ongoing flu epidemic has claimed the lives of 56 people since its outbreak…” and that the flu victims were the elderly and those suffering from underlying disorders. His ministry had been preparing for the outbreak and had stockpiled medical supplies — specifically vaccine supplies.
In Australia, the ABC is urging people to get their flu shot with, “Get flu vaccinations earlier than usual because of coronavirus, GPs urge Australians… Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself, and people who get vaccinated are at lower risk of getting an infection (and developing serious disease) than those who do not.”
Analysis of My Hypothesis
I am aware of, but not dealing with, a range of discussions about possible explanations for the odd statistics of COVID-19. To me it seems that the dramatically different reactions to COVID-19 suggests that something in the immune systems fails in some. There is not a natural gradient as one would expect in nature.
The hypothesis I put forward is that the new flu shots for the 2019 flu season may have compromised the immune system, creating vulnerability to COVID-19. For some, this vulnerability could have led cytokine storms — similar to how the animals in the trials reacted to reinfection of the corona virus after receiving the SARS vaccine.
It should be emphasized that in the SARS-cOV-1 vaccine animal trials, noted above, the scientists cautioned against “proceeding to application of a SARS-Cov-1 vaccine in humans…”
Why? Because those animals that had been vaccinated, and then “challenged” with the corona virus (not COVID-19) ended badly — dead. Their immune response went into overdrive — exactly like a portion of those affected by the next generation corona virus, today’s SARS-Cov-2, commonly called COVID-19.
There are several factors to examine. There is a correlation of the demographics getting the flu shot (or the super-flu shot for the elderly) and those worse effected by COVID-19, as I said. These include the elderly, those with multiple health complications, and medical staff. What about the very young? The mice studies demonstrated that the young mice were not as adversely affected — as is the case with COVID-19 human infections.
It appears that countries and cities that were badly affected had some ordinary flu outbreak in late 2019/early 2020, and that their governments had campaigns encouraging the elderly and medical staff to get their flu shots.
2019 brought new flu vaccines onto the market. Across the world, new super-vaccines were delivered to protect the populations against influenza. I happened to find a study at the US National Library of Medicine, that covers
“Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season.”
That study of 2880 military personnel found that receiving the influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as “virus interference.”
As I was nearly completing my article, I found a website, DoctorMurray.com, that confirms what I have been thinking, that the flu shot could increase the risk for coronavirus infection? Doctormurray writes:
“…Here is why, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Yes, it appears that the flu shot protects against influenza and it appears some other types of viruses as well, but it comes at a price of actually increasing the risk for coronavirus infections.” [Emphasis added]
The doctor cites the Department of Defense study, and Dr. Alex Vasquez to warn us that the 2019 super-vax (most likely) interfered with the immune system, explaining:
“…the standard answers of an elderly population and the failure to implement social distancing soon enough just don’t explain what is happening [in Italy]. My colleague, Dr. Alex Vasquez, provided me with a valuable insight.
“In September 2019, Italy rolled out an entirely new type of influenza vaccine. This vaccine called VIQCC is different than others. Most available influenza vaccines are produced in embryonated chicken eggs. VIQCC, however, is produced from cultured animal cells rather than eggs and has more of a “boost” to the immune system as a result. VIQCC also contains four types of viruses – 2 type A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and 2 type B viruses. It looks like this “super” vaccine impacted the immune system in such a way to increase coronavirus infection through virus interference that set the stage for what happened in Italy.“
An immediate study should be done on COVID-19 patients and their vaccination history to establish any patterns. It would be exceptionally useful to discover any impacts and comparisons.
Governments across the world — assisted by media spin — are suggesting we will be saved by a vaccination, with Bill Gates et al., wanting to rush a COVID-19 vaccine for every single man, woman and child on this planet.
It seems no one is taking notice of what happened in the SARS-cOV-1 vaccine animal trials. It ended very badly. I don’t for a moment believe that the COVID-1984-GATES vaccine is going to save us. I think there is cause to consider that the new 2019 super-flu shots may have caused this debacle in the first place, potentially making millions of people more vulnerable to this novel corona virus.