It is an established fact that vaccines for influenza and coronavirus diseases are based on the previous season’s outbreaks. That’s why such vaccines are only effective in 50% of the cases, on average, and that is why the U.S. CDC has stated that “the overall estimated effectiveness of the 2017–18 seasonal influenza vaccine for preventing medically attended, laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection was 36%.”
This is also why the recent statements by Belgian virologist and government advisor Marc Van Ranst, about the lockdown in Belgium, are absurd at best.
But, here’s the kicker:
Van Ranst: This epidemic will pass but then we will certainly see a next wave. And that one we will also have to survive without a vaccine.
Do people understand what he is actually saying?
He’s saying that the vaccine that will be ready in 12 to 18 months from now will pretty much be useless. Just like what the U.S. CDC had concluded about the influenza vaccines.
This is exactly why the COVID19 Response Platform is trying to make people around the world aware of the fact that the lockdowns are not about buying time for the vaccines. The vaccines will be useless. The U.S. CDC and Van Ranst basically admit that.
So, when you ever hear any government official or vaccine manufacturer say that the COVID-19 vaccine will “protect the world“, know that they either are deliberately lying to you or that they simply are misinformed.