Thursday, August 19, 2021
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(LifeSiteNews) – Former President Donald Trump blasted the idea of booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine as sounding like a “money-making operation for Pfizer” in his most recent appearance on Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria.
“Think of the money involved,” he said. “You know, when these [vaccines] first came out they were ‘good for life,’ then they were good for a year or two, and I could see the writing on the wall – I could see the dollar signs in their eyes of that guy that runs Pfizer.”
On August 18, citing concerns about “variants,” the U.S. government announced it will begin rolling out coronavirus booster shots, recommending that people take a third shot eight months after their second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
“The recommendation for a booster shot reflects heightened concern over the highly contagious Delta variant and data showing initial immunity wanes over time,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “‘It’s the best way to protect ourselves from new variants that could arise,’ Mr. Biden said of the booster shots.”
Fox’s Maria Bartiromo asked Trump what he thought about the current state of vaccination in the U.S., and whether or not people should have to show proof of vaccination in order to access services. Trump did not comment directly on vaccine passports in this interview.
However, Trump voiced his opinion that the Biden administration has failed in its handling of the COVID-19 situation. Commenting on the soon-to-be available boosters, Trump said, “That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer.”
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Fear of a disease – which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases – must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called “public health experts” have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) – namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated – should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
However, if after sufficient study of the issue, a person who has reached the age of majority wishes to be vaccinated with a morally produced vaccine, along with his children, that is his business.
But we cannot and will not permit the government to make that decision for us.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population ‘widely vaccinated’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine ‘tattoos’ for kids’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: ‘Could take 12 to 18 months’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
In Trump’s estimation, the prospect of continual boosters is an attempt to confirm a continual influx of funds for pharmaceutical companies. He added, “Think of the money involved. An extra shot … How good a business is that? If you’re a pure businessman, you’d say, ‘you know what, let’s give them another shot,’ that’s another $10 billion of money coming in — the whole thing is crazy.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not formally recommended the booster shots yet, but is expected to. The Pfizer vaccine is also expected to receive full FDA approval this fall, despite the many deaths and injuries associated with the experimental shot. All coronavirus vaccines currently available in the U.S. only have Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which has not stopped the Biden administration from mandating them for the military and federal workers.
“According to Kaiser Health News, Pfizer lacks late-stage clinical trial results to confirm a booster will work against COVID variants, including Delta,” which supposedly accounts for 93 percent of new infections across the U.S., Children’s Health Defense reported. “Pfizer in July announced its global phase 3 trial — which assesses the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of a third dose — but the trial’s completion date isn’t until 2022. Phase 3 results generally are required before regulatory approval.”
Trump has often praised and taken credit for the COVID-19 vaccines, having launched “Operation Warp Speed” as president, and he touted the rushed approval given to these vaccines during his 2020 campaign.
In March of this year, Trump said in an interview with Fox News that he recommends people receive the experimental shots.
“I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it. And a lot of those people voted for me, frankly. But, you know, again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that, and I agree with that also.”
U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday that data from Israel on COVID-19 vaccines shows that the efficacy of the shots is reduced in people who received their vaccines early.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during a Wednesday briefing: “Around the six-month mark in the data, you start to see increases in mild to moderate infection, our anticipation is that if the trajectory that we are seeing continues, that we will likely see in the future an increase in breakthrough hospitalizations and breakthrough deaths.”
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