SEATTLE – Commuters in the Puget Sound area of Washington state have been confronted daily over the past year with a blunt message on the digital variable-message signs above the freeways: “FIGHT COVID. GET VACCINATED. GET A BOOSTER.”
That message greeted Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Ryan Cole as they rode from SeaTac Airport to Gig Harbor, Washington, to speak to parents, school-board members, lawmakers and local activists as the state Board of Health considered making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for children in public schools.
However, at four seminars attended by a total of about 2,000 people, the two medical scientists argued that children, statistically, have virtually zero risk of serious disease or death from COVID-19. And, further, the vaccines have proven to be ineffective in reducing infection and transmission amid the current wave dominated by the omicron variant.
“Were these shots designed for omicron? No. Does policy keep up with science? No. So, here we are with a shot that doesn’t cover the current virus,” said Cole, a pathologist who runs a major diagnostic lab in Idaho.
He underscored his point with the example of the annual flu shots.
So, the flu season is coming, he said, “and we kind of figure out what strains are coming. ‘But, by the way, I have some leftover flu shots from the variant five years ago. Why don’t I just give you that one.’ How many people would volunteer for that?”
He pointed out, as White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has acknowledged, “those who got the shot can carry equal volume” of the virus.
The latest CDC data, in fact, shows a massive increase in COVID-19 infections since the emergence of the omicron variant among those who have been fully vaccinated.
Malone, the key inventor of the mRNA technology platform that later was used to make the Pfizer and Moderna shots, emphasized that the vaccines were designed against the original Wuhan strain of SARS-CoV-2.
The good news, he said, is that the omicron variant has acted like a vaccine. Highly contagious yet presenting with mild symptoms, omicron has swept through the population and provided widespread natural immunity, Malone said, which, as a CDC study and 150 others have shown, is superior to vaccine-induced immunity.
With omicron, Malone said, “the data are really clear” that the vaccines “don’t stop transmission and they don’t really stop infection, and they may – there is data from many countries – they may make it so that you are even more likely to be infected.”
See Dr. Ryan Cole and Dr. Robert Malone talk about the COVID-19 vaccines and virus transmission:
The event, Feb. 20 and 21, was hosted by One Washington. WND News Editor Art Moore was one of two interviewers, along with Rachel Cole Harter, who was fired from her position with a pharmaceutical company because she chose not to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The non-profit assisted some 30,000 people in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii last fall who sought to obtain exemptions to COVID vaccine mandates to avoid being fired.
See the full 90-minute seminar: