I don’t like to use hyperbolic language like this unless it’s truly warranted, but in this case, it is absolutely warranted, and I’ll explain why shortly:
“Approximately 89% of those who contracted measles were unvaccinated, but ‘high baseline vaccination coverage in the general community was probably effective against further spread of measles’ (43). Covid-19 spreads in communities with fewer vaccinated individuals, even if they are within or adjacent to communities with a higher proportion of vaccinated individuals. The more people who share a workplace who are vaccinated, the better protected [there’s that weasel word] all workers–vaccinated and unvaccinated alike–will be.”
This is a bald-faced lie. Not even remotely truthful. And notice in the screenshot of the AMA’s brief that there isn’t even a footnote to accompany that last claim.
New York, one of the most vaccinated states in America at 71%, is experiencing a massive, unprecedented Covid outbreak:
The AMA is straight up lying.
Maine is one of the most vaccinated state in the country at 75% fully vaccinated. Maine has been seeing a rise in Covid cases since late July, way before the omicron strain was even discovered:
Vermont is the most vaccinated state in the nation, 77%, and Covid cases have been increasing since July as well. Now they’re exploding:
The vaccine has zero effect on the spread of Covid-19. To say otherwise is to either be outrageously unfamiliar with the data, or to be lying.
Take your pick, AMA: are you idiots, or liars?
And why on earth would they use the example of the measles vaccine? The measles vaccine, unlike the Covid vaccine, actually stops transmission.
The AMA is saying that because the measles vaccine stopped transmission, this means that the Covid vaccine must be made mandatory.
A high schooler could spot the massive and obvious logical fallacy in that statement.
It gets even worse:
“Studies have shown that unvaccinated people are at least twice as likely to become reinfected as are vaccinated people. There is no evidence that vaccination is harmful to people who were previously infected.”
More lies. More straight-up, stone-cold, bald-faced lies.
This study from September 30, 2021 found that “Prior SARS-CoV-2 infections provide similar protection when compared to vaccination for SARS-CoV-2.”
This study from December 4, 2021 found that “Protection from reinfection decreases with time since previous infection, but is, nevertheless, higher than that conferred by vaccination with two doses at a similar time since the last immunity-conferring event.”
This study from April 27, 2021, before the national vaccination rate was anywhere near a majority, found that reinfection was extremely rare:
Reinfection was an uncommon event (absolute rate 0%–1.1%), with no study reporting an increase in the risk of reinfection over time. Only one study estimated the population‐level risk of reinfection based on whole genome sequencing in a subset of patients; the estimated risk was low (0.1% [95% CI: 0.08–0.11%]) with no evidence of waning immunity for up to 7 months following primary infection. These data suggestthat naturally acquired SARS‐CoV‐2 immunity does not wane for atleast 10 months post‐infection. However, the applicability of these studies to new variants or to vaccine‐induced immunity remains uncertain.
There is not a shred of evidence that natural immunity is inferior to vaccine “immunity,” which doesn’t even exist.
Not only those three studies disprove the AMA’s claims, but you also have the well-known Israeli study from August 2021 that shows natural immunity offers considerably better immunity than vaccine “immunity.”
According to Science Magazine, the study found that “never-infected people who were vaccinated in January and February were, in June, July, and the first half of August, six to 13 times more likely to get infected than unvaccinated people who were previously infected with the coronavirus.”
Further, “the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization eight times higher.”
The AMA is simply lying. Outrageously lying.
And as for that last part about there supposedly being “no evidence that vaccination is harmful to the previously infected” (a claim the AMA does not even bother to back up with a source), this is also a lie.
In fact, according to Dr. Robert Malone, people who have natural immunity that get vaccinated are 4-6x more likely to suffer adverse reactions to the vaccine:
Originally tweeted by Zeitgeist Global (@ZeitgeistGB) on December 31, 2021.
What the AMA is doing here is completely unacceptable.
The AMA is the definition of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. People view it as a non-partisan institution, interested only in public health.
Instead, the AMA is a fully corrupted and heavily partisan advocacy group.
It is a fundamentally dishonest enterprise full of the absolute worst people on the face of the planet.
I cannot possibly condemn the AMA in stronger terms. They are scum. They are wicked, evil and disgusting monsters who represent literally everything that is wrong with this country.
Fuck the American Medical Association.
The problem is that a great many people out there (mainly liberals) blindly trust institutions like the AMA, the same way they would support a Democratic bill in Congress based solely on the name alone.
If the Democrats introduce a bill in Congress called the “Yay Good Things, Boo Bad Things!” bill, Democrats will blindly support it, and then scream at people who oppose it. “How dare you oppose the Yay Good Things, Boo Bad Things Bill?!?! YOU MUST SUPPORT BAD THINGS!!! BAD THING SUPPORTER!!!!
In this same vein, they will support the AMA as if it is the supreme and unquestioned authority in all medical matters.
For the rest of us, the AMA putting out blatant and provable lies is why we do not trust “Experts” anymore.
If the AMA–and Anthony Fauci–are what passes for Experts these days, then fuck Experts.