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Fifth Time’s the Charm? Israeli Trial Shows 4th Shot of Covid Vaccine Doesn’t Stop Omicron

January 18, 2022
Kyle Becker

The tiny Jewish state of Israel has become like a Covid laboratory for the world’s scientists to test their mRNA shots, which have been marketed as “vaccines.”

But a fourth shot that has been introduced in the country, a second “booster,” if you will, has completely failed to slow the spread, according to a recent investigation.

“A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday,” Bloomberg reported.

“Two weeks after the start of the trial of 154 medical personnel at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, researchers found the vaccine raised antibody levels,” the report noted.

“But that only offered a partial defense against omicron, according to Gili Regev-Yochay, the trial’s lead researcher,” the report continued. “Vaccines which were more effective against previous variants offer less protection with omicron, she said. Still, those infected in the trial had only slight symptoms or none at all.”

In early January, Bloomberg also reported on the Israeli government’s roll-out of the fourth Covid shots.

“A year after rolling out the world’s fastest coronavirus vaccination program, Israel again finds itself a global test case as it begins widely delivering fourth doses amid a surge in the omicron variant,” the report stated.

“Although the number of serious cases and deaths remain well below last year’s peak, infections have skyrocketed to record levels and could once again threaten to overwhelm hospitals if the new daily caseload reaches 50,000 as Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned,” the report continued. “Many of the newly infected were vaccinated at least twice.”

As previously reported, a Harvard study of 68 nations and 2,947 counties in the United States published in the European Journal of Epidemiology showed conclusively that the Covid ‘vaccines’ did not stop the spread of the Delta variant. The Omicron variant has demonstrated again that the mRNA shots are powerless to stop infections or transmission.

However, a South African study showed that even unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant were less likely to fall seriously ill, require hospitalization or die compared to prior COVID-19 variants, the New York Post reported.

“After adjusting for age, sex, comorbidities and subdistrict there was a substantially reduced hazard of death in wave four compared to wave three,” the study concluded.

The Omicron variant is now estimated to be 99 per cent less lethal than Delta, with an infection Fatality Rate (IFR) that could be as low as 0.0025 per cent, or the equivalent of one in 40,000.

Promisingly, a groundbreaking study showed that prior infection to the Omicron variant may confer strong and durable natural immunity to other variants, such as the Delta variant.

There may be no such thing as “fully vaccinated” for Covid-19 in Israel, however. The nation now has to grapple with the fact that its fourth shot in under a year may not prove beneficial to the general population.

“Given that that the virus is here and will continue to be here, we also need to prepare for a fourth injection,” Israel’s national coronavirus czar Salman Zarka said in September. ‘This is our life from now on, in waves.”

“Thinking about this and the waning of the vaccines and the antibodies, it seems every few months — it could be once a year or five or six months — we’ll need another shot,” he added.

The Israeli Health Minister in September was caught on hot mic confessing that there was no medical justification for Covid passports.

“There is no medical or epidemiological justification for the Covid passport, it is only intended to pressure the unvaccinated to vaccinate,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said in video that was aired on Channel 12.

“Several ministers were overheard prior to a cabinet meeting on Sunday saying that some coronavirus-related restrictions are only aimed at incentivizing vaccination, rather than driving down morbidity, while lamenting that the unvaccinated are taking up hospital beds,” the Times of Israel reported on the incident.

It appears that universal vaccination is Big Pharma’s agenda, regardless of the risks or results to the general population.

The European Medicines Agency last week even issued a warning that too many boosters could weaken the immune system.

The European Union’s drug regulator is warning that too many doses of COVID-19 vaccines could eventually weaken the body’s immune system, rendering the extra shots ineffective.

Marco Cavaleri, the head of vaccine strategy for the European Medicines Agency, said that booster shots can be administered “once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we think should be repeated constantly.”

In late November, medical experts claimed that they were confident they could rapidly develop a vaccine specifically for the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Since the shots do little or nothing to stop the spread of the disease, it looks like Big Pharma has a business model of putting the world on a booster subscription plan.

Israel On Verge of ‘State of Emergency’ Over New Variant Two Weeks After Having War Games For ‘Omega Strain’

NICOLE S. MURPHY
NOVEMBER 26, 2021

  • The Facts:
    • The WHO has accounced a new COVID variant of interest called ‘Omicron.’
    • Israel is now on the verge of a state of emergency as a result.
    • Two weeks ago, Israel ran a war games exercise preparing for this exact type of announcement, with their new strain being called ‘Omega.’
  • Reflect On:
    • Is it not responsible to watch, explore, and wait to see if this new strain is more severe before sending the world into a state of panic?
    • Many other strains of interest turned out to be ‘nothing,’ what if this does also?

Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, announced on Friday November 26, 2021 that the country is on the verge of a state of emergency after three people tested positive for the new ‘Omicron’ variant of the coronavirus.

This announcement comes just two weeks after Israel held the world’s first war games exercise preparing for the possible emergence of a deadly variant of the COVID virus named “Omega” in the practice game.

The new real life B1.1.529 variant recently named Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO) is currently found in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and Belgium, where there is only one confirmed case.

South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla is calling this mass panic a “kind of knee-jerk reaction, [that] really doesn’t make sense.” He stated that this was a variant to be watched, not to jump to conclusions and panic over.

According to a report put out by the UK Health Security Agency on November 26, 2021 this new variant is under investigation and presents a large number of mutations.

“It has a large number of mutations which are likely to be biologically significant, and which may change the behaviour of the virus with regards to immune escape, transmissibility, and susceptibility to some treatments.”

SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England

It is still unknown how contagious and severe this variant is at this time. 

Besides announcing a travel ban to and from African countries, it is unclear what further measures will be taken by Israel if it does go into a state of emergency. 

During the “Omega” drill war-game exercise led by Prime Minister Bennett, that took place just a couple weeks ago, they explored the following:  

  • Restricting gathering, events, curfews and tourism.
  • How to roll out mass testing and booster vaccines. 
  • Enforcement of quarantine. 
  • Responding to disclosure on the internet.

“Now we see a variant that spreads faster and requires us to respond faster. We’ve been working together with other world leaders and now’s the time to act fast, early, hard and strong.”

Prime Minister Bennett

Great levels of fear were used in the past when discussing COVID-19 and new variants. The overall infection mortality rates of previous strains still remains low. With variants such as Zeta and Theta being completely de-escalated by the WHO and longer under monitoring.

Perhaps the messaging of fear could be reduced for this variant until we know if it presents more severe disease than previous strains.

Netanyahu’s Corruption Trial to Hear 1st Witnesses in January

Staff Writer,
July 19, 2020

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will begin in earnest in January with witnesses being heard three times a week, a court decided on Sunday.

(EDITORS NOTE: Hope the witnesses stick around!)

Lawyers for Netanyahu, the first serving prime minister in Israel to go on trial, had asked for a six-month postponement to prepare their strategy. They suggested it would be difficult to gauge the truthfulness of witnesses wearing anti-coronavirus masks, currently compulsory in Israel.

Netanyahu’s legal troubles have partly fueled mounting street protests against him, with demonstrators citing his alleged corruption and handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has taken a turn for the worse in Israel.

Israeli police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators from outside Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday, and in Tel Aviv, protesters blocking traffic clashed with police.

Netanyahu was not required to appear at Sunday’s court session.

The veteran leader’s trial formally opened in May in the Jerusalem District Court, where Netanyahu denied the charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against him and his attorneys were given two months to study the material against him.

At Sunday’s hearing, Netanyahu’s lawyers asked for more time as they expected to file a series of pre-trial motions over witnesses and documents, and said masks would be problematic if sessions were held now.

“How can we carry out a cross-examination when I am in a mask, the witness is in a mask and I don’t know if Your Honor is angry or happy,” Netanyahu attorney Yossi Segev asked Judge Rivkah Friedman Feldman, who heads the three-justice court.

She replied that the defense, prosecution, and court would just have to cope should masks still be compulsory in January.

Netanyahu, 70, was indicted in November in cases involving gifts from millionaire friends and for allegedly seeking regulatory favors for media tycoons in return for favorable coverage.

In its ruling, the court said that as of January trial sessions would be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bribery charges carry a sentence of up to 10 years in jail. Fraud and breach of trust are punishable by up to three years in prison.