“That’s really rubbish for everyone, including me, who thinks that vaccination is important”: This is how the virologist Alexander Kekulé describes it in his podcast from November 15 the results of a recent study from the USA. The problem for vaccine advocates: The research, which included data from 5.8 million veterans, found no benefit from the vaunted vaccination in terms of the severity of disease progression in repeated corona infections. Of course, this clashes strongly with the official narrative.
Die am 10. November in Nature Medicine The published study “Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection” primarily addressed the question of whether repeated Covid diseases increase the risk of severe courses and consequential damage. They worked with the national health database of the US Department of Veterans Affairs – that is, with data from mostly old people, the vast majority of them male and white. This naturally raises doubts about the generalizability of the results and raises the question of whether only the effects of progressive underlying diseases and an increasingly weakening immune system were measured here instead of repeated corona infections (which hit particularly hard those who are already suffering from health problems).
The piquant aspect of the study is not so much the authors’ quite questionable interpretation that reinfections in their cohort actually led to more severe disease progression and increased consequential damage, but rather the finding that the vaunted Covid vaccination did not change the occurrence of severe courses. Those who were vaccinated, including those who had been boosted, had the same risk as those who had not been vaccinated. This should hardly come as a surprise to critical observers, because every attentive citizen has long since found empirically that those who have been vaccinated were not and are not protected against serious infections as promised. Studies have already shown this: A large preprint study from the United Kingdom burst the vaccination narrative like a soap bubble as early as July; another UK study in October solidified the picture.
The virologist Alexander Kekulé was nevertheless piqued in his MDR podcast in view of the latest study from the USA:
This really sucks for everyone, myself included, who thinks vaccination is important. These data there show very clearly that there is no statistically demonstrable difference in the severity of the subsequent illness in the case of second, third, fourth infections between vaccinated and unvaccinated. You have to let that melt in your head, so to speak, in this case. There is no difference. They really tried to find out. Of course it is clear that the authorities in the USA hope that they will reproduce this difference everywhere. It has been shown in many studies. But in this study with this population and this examination, you just couldn’t see any difference. In other words, whether someone was vaccinated or not has not changed their risk at all of becoming seriously ill again in the event of a second infection or of having something like Long Covid six months later – regardless of whether only once, twice or three times.
Kekulé is definitely one of those mainstream virologists who were skeptical of any form of mandatory vaccination and were not afraid to emphasize its pointlessness. However, he still does not want to be convinced that the vaccination is not effective against severe courses – one must first wait and see what further data will bring, he stated.
For many citizens, the “data situation”, even if it is only of an empirical nature, should have been sufficient for a long time. It is not for nothing that the willingness to vaccinate is extremely low, despite all Lauterbach’s warnings about the ultimate winter wave…