I’ve made a few posts about Scotland now, for a number of reasons. To start with, you have to give the British credit where credit is due: When it comes to SARS-COV-2, they gather a lot of data. In addition to this, they tend to be a few months ahead of the rest of the Western world, as they began vaccinating people very early on. Finally, Scotland has extremely high vaccination rates, even compared to the rest of the UK and so they give us a relatively clear look at how the virus behaves when you don’t have a lot of unvaccinated people left.
There are other aspects that make Scotland less interesting however. Large parts of Scotland are relatively insulated from this virus, by low population density. This is not true of course for the bigger cities, like Edinburgh and Aberdeen, so that’s where I wish to look. We’re first going to look at data from the ZOE app, to see what’s going on in Edinburgh:
The ZOE app involves people reporting their symptoms, it thereby tries to estimate what percentage of the population currently has SARS-COV-2. In Edinburgh, the estimate would be 10.5% on July the 11th. At least 82.3% of adults in Edinburgh have had two shots, 73.7% have had three shots, 93.3% above 75 have had a fourth shot. What has the result been? Unprecedented mass infection, in a time when the virus is supposed to lay low. In July around this time, there were effectively zero cases in Edinburgh.
Have people just become hypochondriacs? Well no, we can validate the result by looking at RNA in sewage:
Maybe I’m just cherrypicking a big city that makes for a good story?
Well, to check that we can observe another big city, Glasgow:
Again, record numbers of infections, in the middle of July, when respiratory viruses are supposed to be doing poorly. Looking at the map, cases in both of Scotland’s biggest cities are estimated at around 100,000 per million people, that is, 1 in 10 people has SARS-COV-2 in their biggest cities currently.
It’s clear from these results that the population is not developing immunity against this virus. Rather, it looks as if the population is becoming increasingly susceptible to this virus. Since the start of the Omicron era, active infections in Scottish cities have never dropped below the highest peaks of the pre-Omicron era. SARS-COV-2 would seem to be turning into a chronic syndrome for many people.
Through original antigenic sin, the human body is placed at a disadvantage against SARS-COV-2. When a new variant infects us, we develop an immune response based on the immune response against the variant we were first exposed to (for most people this will be Wuhan through the vaccine). If we’ve had a very severe infection or constant re-exposure to the Wuhan version of the Spike protein through vaccination, the original antigenic sin effect is very strong.
As a consequence of original antigenic sin, the new immune response induced by an Omicron infection is going to be comparatively narrow. Because it’s comparatively narrow, the virus only has to change a little bit to escape this new immune response and then it can hit us again. And with everyone having roughly the same template through which they react against these Omicron variants due to everyone getting Wuhan first, a change that works in one person will typically work in almost everyone.
Contrast this with the new variant that emerged in India, BA.2.75. It seems to do very well in India, but apparently struggles to spread outside of India. Why would that be? The vast majority of people were first exposed to Delta. Most people in India have now been vaccinated, but they would have been vaccinated after already having been infected by Delta. As a consequence, their immune response looks different and can be expected to be broader.
It has been observed that BA.2.75 appears uniquely good at escaping antibodies induced by Delta:
You don’t really need an ADE nightmare variant that emerges out of nowhere to have a problem, the current situation in Scotland should be sufficient reason for concern. If a substantial share of the population is now subject to reinfections on a frequent basis, those people could reasonably be expected to suffer immune exhaustion.
I want to remind you of what I said in December last year, after the sudden emergence of Omicron:
What this looks like to me, is that we’re witnessing the birth of a new SARS-COV-2 variant, that gradually learns how to survive in the bodies of people who took these vaccines. For elderly people that’s acutely dangerous, for younger healthier vaccinated people, it leads to a situation in which this virus evolves into something more resembling a chronic condition: You’re continually infected and reinfected, never quite able to overcome the virus, with your overall immune system suffering as a consequence.
I’m inclined to think this was spot on, whereas most normie conservatives at the time were arguing that Omicron would signal the end of COVID. The immune system of most adults in Scotland has been so handicapped by the vaccination campaign, that the cities suffer widespread constant reinfections. I’d like to say I know some sort of viable solution, but I don’t.
Consider instead, what happens with other viruses that we can’t beat.
With cytomegalovirus, we fail to purge it, so it eventually causes immune dysfunction in old age.
With herpes, we fail to purge it, so it eventually causes Alzheimer’s.
With HIV, we fail to purge it, so it eventually causes AIDS.
With Hepatitis C about 75-85% of people infected fail to naturally purge it. If you end up receiving antiviral drugs to get rid of it, you’re still left with reduced T-cell function.
What’s the effect of your immune system having to play wack-a-mole against a virus that constantly keeps reinfecting you with different variants, handicapped by a vaccine that left it under the mistaken impression your bloodstream was infected three times by the Wuhan variant, on which it proceeded to deploy its entire arsenal?
Theoretically, I would imagine you’d want some sort of Leukapheresis therapy, where you remove the white blood cells that are stuck producing useless counter-effective enhancing antibodies against SARS-COV-2, along with the ones that are producing high affinity antibodies that prevent other lymphocytes from joining the war. But obviously that’s not going to happen, it wouldn’t be even remotely scale-able for millions of people.
We know there are numerous children in the Philippines, whose immune systems have been handicapped in the fight against Dengue due to a failed vaccine. There too the children receive no therapy whatsoever that could restore their ability to properly respond to Dengue.
I have essentially no background in virology, but I have been warning about this problem for about a year now, that these vaccines are not going to work for this virus, that you must avoid taking them at all cost and that the evolutionary dynamics mean they will merely end up aiding this virus in its goal of replicating itself.
By now, I would say the evidence has vindicated me, even as the Fauci’s of this world promised us vaccines would be our ticket out of the pandemic and various scientific studies were published that argued this. When you look at Scotland, or the death toll among vaccinated people in England in recent months, what other conclusion can you reach than this vaccine having been a mistake?