I’m going to have to break my self-imposed rule of posting once a day at most today. One thing I have said a looooooot of times, is that you needed to avoid this booster shot, because it is the stupidest thing you could do. See for example, November 14 2021:
If you do decide to boost, you merely kick the can down the hall until next winter. Everytime you inject someone with the same old version of the Spike protein, the immune system learns to zoom in more on this version of the Spike protein, to the expense of its ability to adjust to any novel variants that emerge. It appears to work well in the short term, as evidenced by Israel, but it’s not a sustainable solution, because you hamper the immune system in its ability to adjust to the inevitable further evolution of this virus.
You can look at my posts from late 2021, I was constantly warning about this, to anyone who might listen. I have also argued that the vaccines, through original antigenic sin, have caused the big growing waves of SARS-COV-2 reinfections in Western nations, not seen in those with low vaccination rates. And so you’ll have to forgive me, when I bring it up that the evidence available now proves me correct:
This is as bad as it sounds. The people who got boosted have a higher risk of an Omicron reinfection after their first Omicron infection, than the people who only got two shots. In other words, we have the evidence available here that vaccinated people are struggling to learn a new immune response from an Omicron infection.
So what about the unvaccinated then, who also have a higher rate than the two shot group? Well you have to realize they’re looking at people’s primary infection. If your first ever infection is BA.1 and you have no previous exposure to Spike, it’s not shocking that your immune response is so mild that you end up reinfected. The shocking finding here, is that the boosted are reinfected more rapidly than the double-vaccinated. It indicates they did something really stupid with this booster shot, which I already warned about a year ago (zooming in on an extinct version of the Spike protein).
And this is not some kind of nothingburger, a peculiar funny factoid for nerds to observe. No, this is how you tip a population over from herd immunity (it was possible) into a positive feedback loop of constant immunity damaging reinfections that enable further evolution. After all, the people who are getting reinfected more often are also exposing others more often.
I’m trying very hard, to come up with a post where I explain what the vaccinated can do to repair their immune response to this virus. The reason such a post doesn’t exist yet on this blog, is because I haven’t seen a substantial solution yet. That doesn’t mean there is no solution of course, it just means that I haven’t figured out what the solution would look like yet. The autoimmune problems are easier to address, what’s much harder is to figure out how one would go about addressing the improper antibody repertoire.