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Now We Know Why They Resigned

Posted September 14, 2021

Jeffrey Tucker

Last week I wrote about the striking resignation of two top officials at the FDA who were in charge of vaccine safety and administration. It was the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Vaccines Research, Marion Gruber and Phillip Kause.

The case is fascinating because 1) people rarely resign cushy government jobs unless a higher-paying, higher-prestige job in the private sector awaits, or 2) they are being pushed out. It’s rare for anyone in a position like to to resign over principle. When I first read that they were going, I figured something else was up.

But these days, extremely weird things are going on within the Biden administration. The president has to pretend that he has all the answers, that the science behind his mandates and virus war is universally settled, that anyone who disagrees with him is really just a political enemy. He has gone so far as to denounce, demonize, and legally threaten red-state governors who disagree with him. This situation has no real precedent in our lifetimes.

Some people say Biden is creating civil-war-like conditions. Sometimes it feels that way. And why? Essentially what we have here is a failed policy combined with a refusal to admit it. There is too much at stake.

Trump couldn't admit he was wrong to impose lockdowns. His refusal to face the truth of what he did added to his problems. Biden is doing the same thing, refusing to admit the gross failures of virus control. He now has nothing but problems, and it is going to get worse.

This is a deep problem for actual scientists working within the bureaucracy because they know for sure that all of this is a pretense and that the government will lose this war on the virus. So what can they do? In this case, it appears they had to get away before they dropped a bombshell.

The Booster Controversy

The bombshell is called “Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses.” It appears in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet. The two top officials are among the authors. The article recommends against the Covid booster shot that the Biden administration, under Fauci’s advice, are suggesting as the key to making the vaccines work better.

Fauci and company are doing this because they know what is coming. Essentially we are going the way of Israel: most everyone vaccinated, but the virus itself is not being controlled. More and more among those hospitalized and dying are vaccinated. This is coming to the US, thus discrediting the most important means by which government can declare that they have won this battle. The boosters are the main means by which government can save face.

The trouble is that the top scientists at the FDA disagree. Further, they think that the push for boosters is courting disaster. They think the current regime of one or two shots is working as well as one can expect. Nothing is gained from a booster, they say. There just isn’t enough evidence to take the risk of another booster, and another and another. They knew this article was appearing. They knew that signing it under the FDA affiliation would lead to a push for their resignations. They got ahead of the messaging and resigned before it came out. Very smart.

The article goes even further to warn of two possible downsides. First, they say that the boosters might make matters worse because “variants expressing new antigens have evolved to the point at which immune responses to the original vaccine antigens no longer protect adequately against currently circulating viruses.” Then they further warn that there are possible side effects that could discredit all vaccines for a generation or more.

And listen to this: “there could be risks if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects (such as myocarditis, which is more common after the second dose of some mRNA vaccines, or Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been associated with adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccines.”

Bringing up such side effects is essentially a taboo topic. That this was written by two top FDA officials is nothing short of remarkable, especially because it comes at a time when the Biden administration is going all in on vaccine promotion. Meanwhile, studies are showing that for teenage boys, the vaccine poses a greater risk to them than Covid itself.

Palace Intrigue

Keep in mind that these two authors still work for the FDA. Their resignations do not take effect for another few weeks. My guess is that they are currently taking some vaccination days. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for the people there who remain. For the top two vaccine officials of the government to openly defy Fauci and the Biden administration takes real guts. It is a measure of the emergency situation in which government has found itself.

There are other levels to this mess. The World Health Organization too has warned against boosters, for reasons that are unclear to me. Perhaps many people at many levels of government now see that their entire paradigm of control is falling apart. Some have decided to delay the inevitable as long as possible by pretending as if sticking more needles in arms is the way forward. Others are ready to throw in the towel and give it all up.

From the beginning of these lockdowns — along with all the masks, restrictions, bogus health advice from plexiglass to sanitizer to universal vaccine mandates and so on — I’ve written that there will be hell to pay. They wrecked rights and liberties, crashed economies, traumatized a whole generation of students, ran roughshod over religious freedom, and for what? There is zero evidence that any of this has made any difference. We are surrounded by the carnage they created. Someone has to pay.

Rats and Their Ship

You know the expression about rats leaving the ship that is sinking. I’m not suggesting these officials are rats. It seems they are people of principle at some level. And yet there is no question that this ship is sinking. Some people know it but plenty more are in denial. The reality however cannot be denied. The science on all of this has been crystal clear for 19 months. This is a textbook virus and nothing government has done can control it.

The economic fallout from this disaster will vex us for a decade. Inflation is getting worse. Everyone knows it even if The Fed and the Biden administration deny it. The restrictions are ridiculous theater at this point. The attacks on everyone and anyone, the long search for scapegoats, will keep on and get ever more vicious. We are just at the beginning of this.

In many ways, what began 19 months ago might prove to be the end of the state as we know it. Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly. The political implications here are monumental. Hang on, the ride is going to be extremely bumpy. The resignation of these two officials and their courage to tell the truth to the public and to the scientific community is a big sign of the turmoil to come.

Jeffrey Tucker
Editor, Gilder's Daily Prophecy

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