American science is making terrific progress on a COVID vaccine. This is great news for America, which of course makes it bad news for Democrats.
First, the great news. A company named Moderna has released data on further clinical trials of its promising vaccine. The results were published after peer review in the most prestigious medical journal in the history of the world, the New England Journal of Medicine.
That’s not to say there were no adverse effects at all. A significant number of patients developed side effects. But “side effects” were defined broadly to include such things as “pain at the site of the injection.”
The vaccine is entering Phase 3 clinical trials this month where it will be tested on up to 30,000 volunteers. If everything stays on track, it will be approved for widespread use this fall. Meanwhile, over 200 other vaccines are under consideration and at least 19 are in clinical testing.
Big Pharma is awful, isn’t it, except when you need a medicine to save the world.
Which brings us to the media and other Democrats. They have bigger fish to fry than saving the world, namely regaining the presidency.
Recall that in the early weeks of the pandemic the Democrats criticized Trump of “xenophobia” and “racism” for banning travel with infected regions. To contrast themselves with Trump, the Dems themselves encouraged people to get together for parties.
As the pandemic worsened, the Dems realized they could get more political mileage by adopting the opposite strategy. So, of course, that’s what they did.
They accused Trump of manslaughter for doing too little only weeks after he was accused of xenophobia and racism for doing too much. The pandemic would kill millions of Americans, they warned and hoped.
Spurious recounts, rogue Electoral College voters, invented Russian collusion, fake pee-pee dossiers and groundless impeachment had failed to derail Trump’s presidency, but millions of deaths in a pandemic surely would do the job.
When Trump spoke optimistically about treatments, he was judged dangerously foolish. When the treatments later proved sometimes effective, the earlier bad judgment was never acknowledged; the critics simply moved on to another ill-informed condemnation. Meanwhile, they themselves injected the virus into nursing homes.
Alas, even with the aid of their clever nursing home strategy, the virus disappointed the Dems by failing to kill millions.
The Dems’ fallback plan is to keep the country shut down until after the November election. The catastrophic economic and social ramifications to the country and her citizens would surely defeat Trump, they hope.
The people catastrophized are the poor, who are most vulnerable to an economic shutdown. But the Dems don’t actually care about such people as much as they care about power.
So in opposing the re-opening of the country, the media and other Democrats warned in late April that re-openings would spike the death toll to 3,000/day by June 1.
But the virus again failed to be as deadly as the Dems hoped. The death toll at the start of June was less than a third of the 3,000 that the Dems promised.
Naturally, the media never mentioned that their dire promise had proved false. News is deemed not newsworthy when it runs contrary to the Dem narrative.
Finally, it became obvious even to foot-dragging Dem governors that they had to re-open their states.
The media seized on the re-opening of the country to re-open the hysteria. The re-opening did not coincide with an increase in the virus death toll, but did coincide with increases in “new cases.” The media naturally focused on the increased new cases – which are partly a result of increased testing – and ignored the decreased deaths.
Now we’re on the verge of a vaccine that could send the COVID virus to the ash heap of history along with the polio virus. To the Democrats, this COVID vaccine is a serious adverse event. It could cost them the election.
The media and other Dems will resort to what they’re good at – deceit. They will focus on the minor side effects produced by the vaccine, and sensationalize them into a major health risk.
The Dems have anti-science on their side. An odd alliance of mostly far-left and a few far-right theorists united only by their scientific ignorance thinks that vaccines are a conspiracy by the likes of Bill Gates to implant microchips in all of us, or something.
Really, the richest and most generous philanthropist in the history of the world wants to spy on me?
Building on their anti-vaxxer base, the Dems will demonize the vaccine. Biotech companies with brilliant scientists working day and night to develop new vaccines at an amazing pace under peer review and rigorous testing to save thousands of lives will be called profiteering murderers.
(And anyway, I demand to know how many of these scientists are LGBTQ or POC. Are we supposed to use medicine developed by teams that don’t look like America merely because it saves lives?)
It’s all a lie by the Dems. This lie will smear good men and women of science, and kill fearful people who would have been immune if the Dems hadn’t told them not to take the vaccine.
To the Dems, the terrible consequences of their fear-mongering is just collateral damage in their justifiable war for power. To me, it’s despicable.