A few months ago I did a couple of posts where I pointed out that constant population wide SARS-COV-2 infections seem to be damaging the population’s immunity against pathogens, allowing them to spread in unprecedented numbers. This was before the unprecedented RSV outbreak and the simultaneous worst influenza outbreak in a decade now seen in the US of A.
As I explained back then this could lead to cycles of positive feedback, whereby those other pathogens through their abnormally high burden also start depleting immune function. Influenza also harms T-cells and the overall decline in T-cell count following influenza looks similar to SARS-COV-2, but whereas we get two SARS-COV-2 infections per year, 8% of the population gets influenza in a given year.
And so today I just feel like sharing some strange patterns that seem to be emerging around the world.
This year we’ve had 2900 scabies cases per week in the Netherlands, more than double the number in 2020. Cases have been growing especially rapidly in recent weeks, so now we’re looking at four times the number of cases seen last year. Your risk of getting scabies is increased when you have a weak immune system.
The body normally responds with strong Interferon Gamma secretion to scabies mites. But if you have been paying attention, you’ll know that for at least seven months after SARS-COV-2 infection, you lose the cells that secrete interferon gamma, the plasmacytoid dendritic cells. At first people were eager to blame behavioral changes during the lockdowns, but that becomes a tough sell after a while. Why would we be seeing four times the number of scabies cases right now that we saw last year around this time?
That also seems to be part of what’s causing RSV to cause such a big burden right now. The kids who got RSV were twice as likely to have caught SARS-COV-2 as the ones who hadn’t caught RSV. What they didn’t see on the other hand, was a direct link to the vaccines, both negative and positive groups had equal SARS-COV-2 vaccination rates. Even children who didn’t catch SARS-COV-2 can now be expected to be at increased risk of catching RSV due to SARS-COV-2, simply because the kids who did catch it are more likely to infect them with RSV now.
It’s worth pointing out again by the way, that the immunity debt hypothesis is bullshit. Canada had an abnormally large wave of RSV last year, so whatever debt there would have been should have been repaid by now.
What’s happening is pretty simple: Vast swathes of the population are stuck with a poor vaccine induced immune response to SARS-COV-2. Those people are constantly spreading the virus, preventing the development of herd immunity.
I warned about this a lot in late 2021. I will cite again what I wrote:
By giving people these vaccines, we have created a very narrow immune response that this virus can easily evolve around. Whenever we give people boosters, we further reduce the breadth of their immune response. What this means is that in the short term the boosters look like they work because you deliver a boost to your immune response, but in the long term the quality of your immune response is further degraded.
And now have a look with me at how the boosters have negative long-term efficacy:
Because most of the Western population now constantly gets SARS-COV-2 as a result of the mass vaccination campaign, the population suffers immune depletion. This is only happening to the highly vaccinated nations. In the unvaccinated nations, cases and deaths from SARS-COV-2 plunged to ~zero after a small Omicron waves:
The immune depletion caused by constant Omicron waves that hit the whole population then enable other pathogens to rapidly spread themselves. And again, this is what I warned about a few months ago: Escalating positive feedback, whereby the unprecedented number of SARS-COV-2 infections allow other pathogens to start causing more trouble. It’s a positive feedback loop akin to the Roman empire collapsing because their defeat at the hands of one barbarian tribe enables defeat by other barbarian tribes.
The problem also applies to SARS-COV-2 itself. We know that if you’re unvaccinated your first infection makes a second infection less likely and your second infection makes a third infection less likely. But after sufficient spike exposures, you will move beyond the point of diminishing returns. You already know what the enemy looks like, you no longer learn substantially new ways to recognize him, but he will still injure the cells tasked with keeping him out.
Does an unvaccinated person’s third infection reduce chances of catching a fourth infection? Where does the limit lie for the vaccinated? After some point infections will induce negative protection. This would not have mattered, if like the unvaccinated nations we managed to push r0 below 1 after the first Omicron wave. But we don’t live in that world, we live in the dumbest possible timeline, where we fixated everyone on Wuhan.
Moving on, there’s the “mysterious” Candida Auris explosion in the US of A. Have a look at the numbers:
2022-4,616 (not including the recent Nevada outbreak)
This fungus has a mortality rate of about 31%. It mostly tends to show up in people already in the hospital.
Cases have also grown a lot in Europe, despite going down here until 2020. We already know that SARS-COV-2 makes you more vulnerable to Candida Albicans. Hospitals constantly full of SARS-COV-2 patients become breeding grounds for Candida infections.
And again, I have to point out the positive feedback and second order effects you get from all these infections. When you suffer scabies, the wounds can get infected by MRSA or Streptococcus pyogenes that the scabies mites bring with them.
Germany doesn’t have enough beds for all the kids with RSV. Seniors in the US have ten times the RSV cases they normally would at this time of the year. Here’s what one doctor said to a reporter:
“It’s like the perfect storm of respiratory illnesses,” said Dr. Wendy Woods-Swafford, chief medical officer for Blank Children’s Hospital. “Normally, there’s a seasonality to winter respiratory viruses. You’ll have a rise in one and then it falls off and another surges. This year … we’re just seeing all of them hit at once.”
Pray tell dear reader: Does this sound like a product of people wearing poorly fitting masks up to a year ago to you? Does this sound like the product of people being stuck at home for a few weeks back in 2020?
Or does it sound… like a whole population having suffered a degree of immune depletion?
Please be sure to stick your head in the sand and pretend that nothing is happening and they’re just fear-mongering and looking for an excuse to whip up hysteria and make sure to insist we have some extra cases due to immunity debt as people were wearing masks a few months ago (even though you’re simultaneously arguing those masks don’t stop viruses). You will really be helping out natural selection when you bring your kid to the hospital and get to hear that there are no spare beds left.
Nature is hard at work right now, to remove the genes of people who choose to ignore problems even when they’re staring them in the face. That includes the sort of people who thought you could YOLO a coronavirus vaccine.
And hey, I don’t have a Phd, I dropped out of kindergarten so I had to figure things out along the way, but I will say again:
-It was obviously a terrible product when they had to constantly pause the vaccination campaign at the start here in the EU because they couldn’t help but wonder whether all those elderly people dying died from the vaccine itself.
-It was obviously always a terrible risk-benefit trade-off for young non-obese adults like me.
I will say, if I thought they were going to fuck up as massively as they did I would have started warning about this a lot earlier, but I didn’t anticipate the level of stupidity we witnessed.
It really doesn’t take a very smart person to see that this wasn’t going to work. But for whatever reason the vast majority of the population just couldn’t see it. The only people who managed to dodge this insanity that is now beginning to blow up in our faces are a handful of paranoid cranks who also see the Earth as flat and 6,000 years old, who think that oil wells spontaneously refill themselves beneath our feet, who think that the optimal diet compatible with human evolution consists of 50% pork lard, 30% liver 19% beef and 1% coconut butter and who imagine that the obese moronic real estate mogul who pushed these shitty vaccines to begin with will destroy an international pedophile network for them and figure out how to make the coal mines financially viable again.
These are not exactly people you’re going to manage to rebuild society with, it is as if God wants our species to stay forever stuck at the level of post-apocalyptic hunter-gatherers from now on.