Beware the elusive vaccine
Life will never return to normal until we have The Vaccine. So say the experts, with Tony Fauci leading the charge. (That fact alone should give anyone pause.)
There are multiple problems with respect to a coronavirus vaccine. (Full disclosure: I'm not an anti-vaxxer).
First, coronaviruses have been around for a long time, yet we've never been able to develop a vaccine for any of them. Why should this go-'round be at all different? So when we hear Fauci be confident we'll have a vaccine (and by early next year, no less), I have to wonder.
Then there are concerns about efficacy.
Since the "experts" continue to say we don't know how long people who have antibodies will be immune to the virus, the same uncertainty would apply to antibody response to a vaccine (here, here, here, here).
In addition, if seasonal flu vaccines are any guide, efficacy could range from 10% to 60%, with an average rate of effectiveness over the past ten years being about 42%. So far, from what the "experts" have said, the coronavirus is fairly stable with very little mutation, so that could be a helpful trait with respect to a vaccine.
Another factor to consider is those involved in vaccine development who raise suspicion regarding motive and financial incentive. Some prominent names include Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, and the World Health Organization — a triad worthy of scrutiny and skepticism.
According to good ol' Bill Gates, once we have a vaccine, priorities for who gets it should be as follows: health care workers and people living in poor countries. Apparently, you, your parents, and your grandparents will have to remain in isolation for a while longer. These lives just don't matter that much anymore.
Gates is the last person anyone should be listening to on such matters. He's a globalist with major ties to China. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, he's heaped praise on China and discouraged any criticism of the communist nation that unleashed a highly contagious virus upon the world (here, here, here, here, here, here, here).
So, as Mr. Gates et al. forge ahead with vaccine development, one must wonder where the ingredients for the vaccine be made, and where will it be manufactured?
To date, it doesn't appear that flu vaccines administered in the United States are manufactured in China (although many are made overseas), with the caveat that flu vaccines contain antibiotics, and China manufacturers nearly 100% of all the antibiotics we import (here, here, here, here, here, here).
But that was then, and this is now — now being a new world order that arrived in the wake of this virus, with many of the major players in vaccine development having strong ties to China.
Meanwhile, there are rumblings about mandating the vaccine (perhaps for certain demographic groups, at the very least). How this would be enforced is anyone's guess. From what we've seen these past couple of months, even the suggestion of such a thing should make the hair on the back of one's neck stand on end. (Mandatory participation in vaccine trials is also a subject for debate.)
Although there is precedent for mandating vaccines (such as schoolchildren), in light of how many elected officials and bureaucrats have been relishing their newfound tyrannical powers, requiring a coronavirus vaccine would be serious cause for concern.
Anyone who makes a vaccine for the coronavirus a litmus test for getting on with one's life should be viewed with a doubtful eye (to put it lightly).