William de Berg
The vaccine wars are heating up. On the one side, there is the Western champion, Pfizer, allied with BioNtech and the Gates Foundation. It has largely defeated its two main rivals, AstraZeneca (AZ) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the former of which was very fast out of the starting gate before being banned from a number of nations around the Western world. On the other side are the two main Chinese competitors Sinovac and Sinopharm, with the Russian Sputnik V tagging along behind with Indian and other vaccines in the mix.
The vaccine wars, more charitably referred as “vaccine diplomacy”, have created enormous friction around the world, with Western governments and media bashing the Russian and Chinese vaccines and the Chinese and Russian media and governments bashing the Pfizer vaccine. There is little question that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are winning at the moment. China is already exporting to several dozen nations, many of them large ones such as Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, and Brazil, with plans to export to nearly one hundred in time, mainly to Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America. Russia is also exporting worldwide to populous nations such as India and Turkey and even to many European nations without approval of the European Union. There are several reasons for the Chinese and Russian leads. First, China and Russia both have emphasized export of their vaccines while their own populations are being vaccinated less rapidly than in the West, whereas Western governments initially concentrated on vaccinating their own populations. Also, China and Russia have been offering their vaccines at low cost or even free in some cases and are softly working with governments, whereas Pfizer in particular has been very demanding in negotiations with such nations as India, South Africa, Brazil, and Argentina. Another plus for the Chinese and Russian vaccines is that they are designed using more traditional vaccine technology and do not require expensive storage and handling at extremely low temperatures. An even harder-to-gauge reason for the greater success of the Chinese and Russians is the resentment and suspicion of many non-Western governments toward the Western vaccine manufacturers and the Gates Foundation in particular.
At first glance, the vaccine competition is somewhat strange. Given the low cost of most of the vaccines (< $5 for AZ, $10 for Sputnik V and J&J), and the fact that they are being donated in large numbers, the amount of profit to be made even if everyone in the world would get vaccinated is a few billion at most, with very little of it coming from private expenditures. This is miniscule in comparison to the global pharmaceutical industry’s total revenues of over one trillion dollars. So, except for Pfizer’s relatively expensive vaccine ($19.50), few manufacturers are going to make much money, especially if COVID vaccinations aren’t recurring purchases like leading prescription drugs. There will inevitably be a huge oversupply of stock as the world may produce over 12 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021—1.5 doses for every human– as demand for the vaccines comes in far below expectations in a host of nations. Even in the United States, the second-most vaccinated nation, the demand for vaccinations has fallen off a cliff and it now appears that less than half the population will end up being fully vaccinated. There is the further issue of the longevity of the vaccine effectiveness if the coronavirus is indeed mutating, which may them more difficult to sell in the future.
There may be something much more important at stake for the West, however. As part of the Western elites’ “Great Reset” plan towards “sustainability”, massive, involuntary depopulation is a not-so-hidden goal. One of the most prominent members of the Western elites—Bill Gates—is famously on record as stating that vaccines will help in the depopulation effort. It seems ludicrous that something intended to save lives help could help depopulate the world—unless there is something else that is contained in them. Indeed, the Pfizer vaccine has been criticized for its effects on placental formation because its mRNA-stimulated “spike” protein designed to stimulate the immune system against the coronavirus could interfere with placental formation. There are thousands of reports of menstrual and other reproductive-related issues following vaccine administration, which may or may not be related to future infertility problems in vaccinated women.
The “Western” semi-final round in which Pfizer’s vaccines beat out AZ’s and J&J’s is very illuminating in this regard. Despite the former’s association with nursing home deaths in Norway and elsewhere, it was the two traditional vaccines (Astra and J&J) that were banned because of their supposedly greater potential for creating blood clots: AZ’s was banned in much of Europe and in Australia, and J&J was banned in the United States. Given that blood clotting is rare following vaccine injections compared to the more than 10,000 deaths and serious injuries already reported, it is strange that the Pfizer vaccine was favored over the other two traditional ones. Some European nations such as Italy were pressured politically into banning AZ despite much evidence that it is as safe and effective as Pfizer’s. (In reality, all the COVID vaccines are of basically the same effectiveness (85-95%) in clinical trials, although real-world effectiveness is generally much lower and varies considerably depending on where the vaccines are administered. Moreover, effectiveness is all relative since in the original Pfizer trial of more than 40,000 participants no one died of COVID in either the vaccinated or unvaccinated group.)
This all begs the question as to why the Pfizer vaccine won out over the other Western-designed ones. The key evidence comes from Australia, where the tenuous blood clot argument led to restrictions on the AZ vaccine—but only for the under-50 population. This seems very strange, since the median age of pulmonary embolisms is around 70 years, so any blood clotting risk should mandate the AZ be banned for those over, not under 50 years of age, given the rarity of dangerous blood clots in the younger group. (By contrast, Pakistan is mainly giving the Pfizer to its over-60 population, relying mainly on Chinese COVID vaccines for other groups.) So, are those of child-bearing years in the West being steered toward Pfizer because of some other hidden agenda—namely, that it was designed to be more effective in disrupting reproduction?
In the end, winning out in the Western world only managed to get Pfizer into the worldwide finals. The Western elites know that their goal of depopulation won’t be achieved if Pfizer is limited mainly to Western nations, where populations are already declining and demand for vaccines is weakening. The big depopulation prizes are in those nations with large populations and/or above-average fertility, such as India, Brazil and South Africa. Unfortunately, for Pfizer, it was until now largely being cut out from these critical markets—in India, because of regulatory approval problems, and in Brazil and South Africa because of cost and indemnity demands. That has changed given the recent alleged COVID-19 crises in these nations, each of which is suffering from widely advertised local coronavirus “variants”. Prior to these crises, known variously as the “Second Wave” or “Third Wave”, India and Brazil had largely ended the coronavirus threat, but a new round of COVID-19 transmission suddenly appeared in early spring. To what extent the new COVID wave in India in particular is a combination of increased testing and an over-hyping by Western media and governments is debatable,, but what cannot be denied is the enormous pressure of Western governments and media suddenly being applied to the afflicted nations to deploy the Pfizer vaccines. The pressure on India is especially strange since heretofore India—often referred to as the “pharmacy of the world” and a leading exporter of COVID vaccines—is behind only China and the United States in number of vaccinations and has already contracted with other vaccine manufacturers in addition to producing vaccines of its own. Suspicions are especially raised by the “fake” COVID news stories promulgated by the Western media, such as the passing off of pictures of individuals lying dead on the streets from a gas leak in 2020 in India as COVID fatalities. Thus far, there has been some movement in Pfizer’s direction in India and Brazil—e.g., Brazil’s medical authorities have questioned the risk of the adenovirus used in the Sputnik V—but this may yet peter out.
After the Western elites failed miserably in Vietnam and the Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa wars of the past several decades, they seem to be desperately searching for victories in the COVID vaccine wars. If Pfizer misses out in the end, though, that could force the elites to regroup and rethink their dream of a vaccine-mediated depopulation of the world.
William de Berg is the pen name of an American scientist and author of four conspiracy/truther fiction novels: Serpent and Savior, White Spiritual Boy, Divided We Stand, and Shield Down.