‘It wasn’t until I came to Congress that I found out infection-acquired immunity was a novel concept
My take. Mr. Kulldorff makes perfect sense. RNA vaccines played an important roll in containing the impact of the pandemic. Without them, our nation would have been in deep trouble. That doesn't mean the Govs policy toward such was wise or their actions didn't erode Americans' trust in the public health system.
Pfizer and Moderna may have up with a great product, but that doesn't mean their advice on who needed to take such made sense. Nor did it excuse their efforts to manipulate gov officials to generate sales.
Bill Maher points out that Purdue Pharma had a great product with Oxycontin...right until they suggested folks take it who probably shouldn't.
Notable & Quotable: Kulldorff, Miller-Meeks and the Covid Vaccine
‘It wasn’t until I came to Congress that I found out infection-acquired immunity was a novel concept.’
March 3, 2023 5:53 pm ET
Epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R., Iowa), a physician, at a Feb. 28 hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic:
Kulldorff: By forcing children to have a vaccine that they don’t need because they’ve already had the disease, that undermines the trust in other vaccines like the measles vaccine or the polio vaccine and that’s very, very serious.
I think during the last several decades we have the never-vaccinate people, the antivaccine people, have tried to undermine their trust in vaccine, but with very little success. But the vaccine fanatics who want to vaccinate every person in this country, even though they are children who have very little risk for it, even though they have already had Covid, that has undermined the trust in other vaccines enormously, creating enormous vaccine hesitancy.
Miller-Meeks: So not allowing their provider or physician to determine the risk and the benefit.
Kulldorff: Yeah, and also people themselves, because people know that about immunity. We learned that in school. People know that if you’ve had a disease, you are—
Miller-Meeks: It wasn’t until I came to Congress that I found out infection-acquired immunity was a novel concept.
Kulldorff: Yeah, I guess we knew about it since 430 B.C., the Athenian plague, until 2020, and then we didn’t know about it for three years, and now we know about it again.