Former President Trump recently made statements encouraging people to get vaccinated. He followed this up with another endorsement of vaccines in an interview with Candace Owens. Some supporters expressed anger and frustration with the statements. Like all facets of 21st Century America, the vaccine is political and his hardcore base is upset that their former champion does not see eye to eye with them. Trump’s comments are just a product of a broken process.
These products are not vaccines. When the initial reports in 2020 described what the experimental products could do, it was obvious these were not vaccines. The shots lessened symptoms, did not prevent infection and did not prevent transmission. Skeptics correctly noted that there was little upside to receiving the shots compared to the unknown downsides. As documented elsewhere, the left was skeptical of Trump’s vaccine in 2020 and pivoted to rabid adoption in ‘21. As documented in mainstream right outlets, the vaccine messaging was overly aggressive in the rollout, lying about effectiveness with figures such as Fauci, the FDA and large media figures saying the vaccine was 100% effective and prevented spread.
These shots were really therapeutic treatments at best. This caused consternation for the CDC, forcing them to do what the left does and play with language. They altered the definition of vaccine. The phrase breakthrough infection was deployed rather than vaccine failure. Unvaccinated included those jabbed who were not two weeks out, which no normie pauses to ask why nor ask if the jab doesn’t end up causing an infection. Some states did not track cases for the vaccinated. Other states have played with dates to make it look like vaccinated cases are 10-15% of total ‘21 cases. Piecing together data, the vaccinated make up higher percentages of total cases and even make up a decent chunk of hospitalizations and deaths. American media has effectively blocked out the explosion in cases in highly vaccinated nations, proving their ineffectiveness. Omicron arrived giving them an out for the uselessness of vaccines in time for the winter wave. We are now six months into a pandemic of the unvaccinated that increasingly is a pandemic of the vaccinated.
This is the situation America finds itself in and in which Trump makes his comments. Even the Biden administration cannot pivot to “No Panicking” because their base is a hysterical camp of hypochondriacs. Twenty months of hysteria has painted the left into a corner, and the July ‘21 calm-down was all they could enjoy. Trump effectively is saying available to all, mandated for none like almost all other Republican officials. Moves made by a variety of Republicans show how few are actively protecting their voters, which shows just how powerful the narrative is on the ruling class. To ask him to countersignal is to ask him to be the radical ‘15 figure people perceived him to be. He was not and is not. He is a fairly normal Republican with a few deviations from the norm.
In a political calculation, he is counting on his base to go nowhere while appealing to those dopey centrists who are slaves to the television. It is a play on suburbanites. Checking vaccination rates for industries, many white collar firms have vax rates above 70%. Try being an unvaccinated employee at a firm that touts its 84% vaccination rate. One feels like a soldier left behind enemy lines if you’re silently an unvaxxed co-worker. It is not just that these people get vaccinated but are evangelicals for the products and tout them whether age 55 or 25. Even after infection and vax failure, they tout the vaccine as it could have been worse because so many have been psyopped into thinking corona was a guaranteed hospitalization and likely death. Twas just a bad cold thanks to the vaccine! Well, it was a cold for me too when I had it without it.
Trump’s vanity is a liability and the ability to promote his vaccine is too juicy to resist. It garners praise even from the enemy. Even St. Fauci himself has applauded Trump’s statements. He loves praise. He loves to take credit for an unprecedented, historic achievement. Few could resist and few could see three steps down the road.
It is shortsighted as the moment the regime will find it acceptable to junk the vaccines it will. Then these dangerous vaccines will be Trump’s dirty deed forced through in a desperate bid to win re-election. The suppressed side effects killing and harming the young will get media play, and the designated villain will be a big orange target. It will be an albatross to hang from his neck.