What is a pandemic? In the Covid-centric society that we live in today, the medical profession no longer uses the same criteria that was used to describe prior pandemics such as the Hong Kong Flu outbreak of 1968-69 or the so-called Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-20. This change has major repercussions on public health policy.
Comparing Apples with Oranges
• Pandemic: Prior to the swine flu outbreak of 2009, the World Health Organization defined a pandemic as simultaneous epidemics that occurred globally that involved a highly infectious disease and an enormous number of fatalities. Since then, the WHO no longer takes illness severity and high mortality rates into account when determining whether a pandemic exists.
• Herd Immunity: The herd immunity theory was co-opted during the 1930s from its original concept put forth a decade earlier and is being heavily promoted today as gospel by the mainstream press and allopathic doctors. Originally, herd immunity sprang from the idea that a family or community (the ‘herd’) obtained resistance and immunity to an infection by being exposed to it through natural contact. In 2020 the WHO revised its definition of herd immunity by stating that it can only be acquired through vaccinations and excludes natural recovery from a prior infection.
• Vaccine: The type of medical technology used to produce the COVID-19 injections have never been used on humans before. From a technical viewpoint, they are gene manipulation therapies that do not conform to the traditional definition of a vaccine. For instance, Merriam-Webster recently updated its online definition of a vaccine to include a description of the experimental gene therapies associated with COVID-19 injections.
Compare Merriam-Webster’s vaccine definition to what was published in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language in 1969 (when the Hong Kong Flu Pandemic was active):
vaccine, n. A suspension of attenuated or killed microorganisms, as of viruses or bacteria, incapable of inducing severe infection but capable, when inoculated, of counteracting the unmodified species.The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, © 1969 by american heritage publishing co., inc.
vaccinate, v. To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity against smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid fever, poliomyelitis, cholera, typhus, and other infectious diseases.
Finally, various news reports describe instances where individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving the injection, which runs counter to the traditional idea that vaccinations are supposed to provide disease immunity.
Eight from Yankees test positive for Covid in post-vaccine breakthrough cases. The team is undergoing additional testing and contact tracing, with the assistance of the baseball commissioner’s office and its medical expertsNBC NEWS, Eight from Yankees test positive for Covid in post-vaccine breakthrough cases, MAY 13, 2021