BioNTech CEO Says “It’s Very Clear” That New Omicron Shot Should Be A Three Dose Vaccine

Uğur Şahin. CEO of BioNTech. Image via Andreas Arnold.

In Brief

  • The Facts:
    • According to government health authorities and pharmaceutical companies like BioNTech, two doses of a COVID vaccine are not enough to stop you catching the Omicron.

    • A third does may provide more protection from severe symptoms.

  • Reflect On:
    • Why mandate COVID vaccines when they do not stop transmission or infection?

    • If they protect people from severe COVID, should that not be an individual choice?

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The Omicron variant is spreading, and it’s most likely not the last time a variant will emerge. After all, that’s what viruses do. With COVID, it is approaching endemic status where several variants will continue to emerge.

Uğur Şahin, CEO of BioNTech, who co-developed a COVID shot with Pfizer, recently stated that, “our vaccine for the Omicron variant, should be a three dose vaccine.” Omicron vaccines are already in the developmental stage as the variant continues to spread.

Some journalists are reporting that this means an Omicron vaccine will be a separate three dose vaccine, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. What seems to be the case is that a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is what neutralized the Omicron COVID-19 variant in a laboratory test. That being said, vaccines developed specifically for Omicron are still under development.

At least one COVID shot a year, and maybe more, may be mandated by government health authorities. These shots may be required for people to keep their “vaccine passes” up to date. This is already happening in Israel with regards to a booster shot, and the European Union is considering a nine-month expiration date on its COVID vaccine certificates.

In Ontario, Canada, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore said the definition of who is considered fully vaccinated against COVID may change with booster shots rolling out in the coming weeks.

Regardless of one’s stance regarding vaccine mandates, the science calling these measures into question has been virtually unacknowledged. This is problematic because much of the public remain uninformed about how vaccine mandates do not solve public health challenges.

Scientists and doctors who have been censored for attempting to inform the public have had to form alliances of hundreds and thousands of colleagues. Most do not hear about these alliances as a result of widescale censorship.

Here in Canada one such group exists called the Canadian COVID Care Alliance.

Professionals that make up these groups are providing insight and interpretation into important data points that help people make decisions. Things like data regarding vaccine injuries from reporting systems or confidential documents, the rate of survival for people without underlying health conditions (nearly 100 percent), or the fact that the vaccine does not stop transmission nor infection.

Reasons for not vaccinating children have also remained largely unacknowledged.

They are also raising awareness about the science of natural immunity. Regardless, an open and honest discussion about these factors isn’t being had within the mainstream.

Vaccines may protect against severe COVID and ICU admission for a short time, but if healthy people have a near 100 percent chance of survival, how much more protection can vaccines provide to that individual?

Are COVID vaccines a solution to over capacity hospitals? Hospitals have struggled with over capacity issues and busy ICUs well before COVID. COVID has added to this issue, but is the issue COVID or an inadequate healthcare system that’s not even equipped to deal with a severe flu season?

Since the beginning of the vaccine rollout, we have been bombarded with the idea that clinical trials showed a 95 percent efficacy, but that was relative risk reduction. The public was not made aware of the absolute risk reduction, which was approximately 1 percent. Why haven’t these statistics been shared with people?

Do we really want to live in world where governments have the power to overrule the will of billions of people while censoring voices who ask important questions?

Approximately 45 percent of the world is fully vaccinated. Peaceful protests, which have been some of the largest in human history, have been completely ignored. We are approaching a time where any dissent against government mandates may be treated as a criminal offence.

Throughout history, the greatest atrocities and authoritarian measures have been done under the guise of necessity and good will. They have been made to be noble and for the good of all citizens. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from history, it’s that we haven’t learned much.

Nonetheless, it’s not all bleak. This has been a wake up call for people to question the direction our society and culture is heading. As we place at the top of each of our articles, a calm breath in and out can bring calm to our minds and bodies in a time where we must be able to make sense and communicate with one another. We cannot remain steeped in fear, emotion and anger if we wish to course correct and unite as a society.

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