FDA Resignations Mean the Hour of Reckoning Is Coming

"Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly. The intellectual and political implications here are monumental"

How significant is it that the two top FDA officials responsible for vaccine research resigned last week and this week signed a letter in The Lancet that strongly warns against vaccine boosters? This is a remarkable sign that the project of government-managed virus mitigation is in the final stages before falling apart.

The booster has already been promoted by top lockdown advocates Neil Ferguson of Imperial College and Anthony Fauci of NIH, even in the face of rising public incredulity toward their “expert” advice. For these two FDA officials to go on record with grave doubts – and their perspective is certainly backed by the unimpressive booster experience in Israel – introduces a major break in the narrative that the experts in charge deserve our trust and deference.

What’s at stake here? It’s about more than the boosters. It’s about the whole experience of taking away the control of health management from individuals and medical professionals and handing it over to modelers and government officials with coercive power.

From the first week of March 2020, the US embarked on a wild experiment in virus mitigation, deploying a series of measures with a sweep and scope that had never previously been attempted, not in modern times and not even in ancient times. The litany of controls and tactics is long. Many of these measures survive in most parts of the US. The retail landscape is still filled with plexiglass. We are still invited to sanitize ourselves when going indoors. People still mask up in proximity to others. The “Karens” of the world are still actively shaming and denouncing anyone suspected of non-compliance.

The vaccine push has been particularly divisive, with President Biden actively encouraging “anger” at those who don’t get the jab, even as he refuses to acknowledge the existence of infection-induced immunities. In several cities, people who refuse vaccines are being denied active participation in civic life, and a populist movement is rising up that scapegoats the refuseniks as the only reason that the virus continues to be a problem.

All these measures were deployed in waves of controls. It all began with event cancellations and school closures. It continued with travel bans, most of which are still in place. Sanitization and plexiglass were next. Masks were rolled out and then mandated. The principle of forced human separation governed social interactions. Capacity limits indoors were a common feature. The US example inspired many governments around the world to adopt these NPIs (non-pharmaceutical interventions) and take away the liberties of the people.

At each stage of control, there were new claims that we’ve finally found the answer, the key technique that would finally slow and stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Nothing worked, as the virus seemed to follow its own course regardless of all these measures. Indeed there was no observable difference anywhere in the world based on whether and to what extent any of these measures were deployed.

Finally came the pharmaceutical interventions, voluntary at first but gradually mandatory, just as with each previous protocol began as a recommendation until it was mandated.

At no point in these 19 months have we seen a clear admission of failure on the part of government officials. Indeed, it’s mostly been the opposite, as the agencies double down, claiming effectiveness while citing no data or studies, while social media companies backed it all by taking down contrarian posts and brazenly deleting accounts of people who dare cite dissenting science.

The vaccine was the biggest gamble of all simply because the program was so expensive, so personal, and so wildly oversold. Even those of us who opposed every other mandate had hopes that the vaccines would finally end the public panic and provide governments a way to back out of all the other strategies that had failed.

That did not happen.

Most people believed that the vaccine would work like many others before them to block infection and spread. In this, people were merely believing what the head of the CDC said. “Our data from the C.D.C. today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick,” Rochelle Walinsky told Rachel Maddow. “And that it’s not just in the clinical trials, it’s also in real-world data.”

“You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,”President Biden said, reflecting what was the common view in the summer of 2021.

That of course turned out not to be the case. The vaccines appear to have been helpful in mitigating against some severe outcomes but it did not achieve victory over the virus. Israel’s surge in infections in August was among the fully vaccinated. The same happened in the UK and Scotland, and that precise result began to hit the US in September. Indeed, we all have vaccinated friends who caught the virus and were sick for days. Meanwhile, team natural immunity has received a huge boost from a large study in Israel that demonstrated that recovered Covid cases gain far more protection than is conferred by the vaccine.

The fallback position then became the booster. Surely this is the answer! Israel was first to mandate them. Here again, the problems began to show, as yet another magic bullet of disease mitigation failed. Then the inevitable headline came: Israel preparing for possible fourth COVID vaccine dose. So think about this because there is a sense in which the vaccines rank among the biggest failures: in a matter of a few short months, we’ve gone from the claim that they fully protect to they are pretty okay provided you get regularly scheduled boosters forever.

Now to the striking resignation of two top officials at the FDA who were in charge of vaccine safety and administration. It was the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Vaccines Research, Marion Gruber and Phillip Kause. They gave no reason for their departure, which is scheduled for October and November.

The case is fascinating because 1) people rarely resign cushy government jobs unless a higher-paying, higher-prestige job in the private sector awaits, or 2) they are being pushed out. It’s rare for anyone in a position like to to resign over a principled matter of science. When I first read that they were going, I figured something else was up.

These days, extremely weird things are going on within the Biden administration. Even though his approval ratings are sinking, the president has to pretend that he has all the answers, that the science behind his mandates and virus war is universally settled, that anyone who disagrees with him is really just a political enemy. He has gone so far as to denounce, demonize, and legally threaten red-state governors who disagree with him.

This is a deep problem for actual scientists working within the bureaucracy because they know for sure that all of this is a pretense and that the government cannot win this war on the virus. They simply cannot preside over more false promises, especially when the whole of their professional training is about accessing the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

So what can they do? In this case, it appears they had to get away before they dropped a bombshell.

The bombshell is called “Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses.” It appears in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet. The two top officials are among the authors. The article recommends against the Covid booster shot that the Biden administration, following Fauci’s advice, is suggesting as the key to making the vaccines work better and finally fulfill their promise.

Fauci and company are pushing boosters because they know what is coming. Essentially we are going the way of Israel: most everyone is vaccinated but the virus itself is not being controlled. More and more among those hospitalized and dying are vaccinated. This same trend is coming to the US. The boosters are a means by which government can save face, or so many believe.

The trouble now is that the top scientists at the FDA disagree. Further, they think that the push for boosters is courting problems. They think the current regime of one or two shots is working as well as one can expect. Nothing is gained on net from a booster, they say. There just isn’t enough evidence to take the risk of another booster, and another and another.

The authors knew this article was appearing. They knew that signing it under the FDA affiliation would lead to a push for their resignations. Life would get very difficult for both of them. They got ahead of the messaging and resigned before it came out. Very smart.

The signed article goes even further to warn of possible downsides. They point out that boosters might seem necessary because “variants expressing new antigens have evolved to the point at which immune responses to the original vaccine antigens no longer protect adequately against currently circulating viruses.” At the same time, there are possible side effects that could discredit all vaccines for a generation or more. “There could be risks,” they write, “if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects (such as myocarditis, which is more common after the second dose of some mRNA vaccines, or Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been associated with adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccines.”)

Bringing up such side effects is essentially a taboo topic. That this was written by two top FDA officials is nothing short of remarkable, especially because it comes at a time when the Biden administration is going all in on vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, studies are showing that for teenage boys, the vaccine poses a greater risk to them than Covid itself. “For boys 16-17 without medical comorbidities, the rate of CAE is currently 2.1 to 3.5 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk, and 1.5 to 2.5 times higher at times of high weekly COVID-19 hospitalization.”

From the beginning of these lockdowns – along with all the masks, restrictions, bogus health advice from plexiglass to sanitizer to universal vaccine mandates and so on – it was clear that there would someday be hell to pay. They wrecked rights and liberties, crashed economies, traumatized a whole generation of children and other students, ran roughshod over religious freedom, and for what? There is zero evidence that any of this has made any difference. We are surrounded by the carnage they created.

The appearance of The Lancet article by two top FDA vaccine scientists is truly devastating and revealing because it undermines the last plausible tool to save the whole machinery of government disease management that has been deployed at such enormous social, cultural, and economic cost for 19 months.

Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly. The intellectual and political implications here are monumental. It means that the real Covid crisis – the task of assigning responsibility for all the collateral damage – has just begun.

In 2006, during the early years of the birth of lockdown ideology, the great epidemiologist Donald Henderson warned that if any of these restrictive measures were deployed for a pandemic, the result would be a “loss of trust in government” and “a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.” Catastrophe is exactly what has happened. The current regime wants to point the finger toward the noncompliant. That is no longer believable. They cannot delay the inevitable for much longer: responsibility for this catastrophe belongs to those who embarked on this political experiment in the first place.

Source: The Brownstone Institue

  1. ken says

    How about the number 40,000 or the number 14,000. What do these numbers represent? DEAD PEOPLE! What did they die from? The vaxx! And from studies these numbers represent only one percent of the total.

    I could care less about their science. The number of people dead now in 9 months is twice the amount of all other vaccines combined over many years.

    I won’t be a lab rat for the quacks in butcher coats.

    13 Marines died in Afghanistan and it has been blasted out on every media site for two weeks. Yes it is horrific. They died for nothing,,, because some old geezer made a bad decision. Hell,,, every war since WWII has been for nothing. Scream they were for freedom all you want but today it is obvious who are the enemies of freedom! Just look who is fencing up the capital.

    But, what do we hear about the 14,000 vaxx dead in the US? Or the 40,000 vaxx dead combining the US, UK, EU.?

    crickets…. chirp,,, chirp…

    40,000 people dead and it’s not even up for discussion! If mentioned on ‘social media’ you’re cancelled. When you mention it to relatives and friends you get that deer in the headlight stare. Yet,,, there it is,,, in plain sight but everyone’s eyes are wide shut.

    Nope, the only thing discussed is the effectiveness which has now been proven to be less than zero. How in the hell do you discuss effectiveness when the alleged disease has a higher recovery rate than the vaxx? You get sick from the vaxx, its untreatable and for life,,, however long that is. That is a zero (0) recovery rate.

    How do you calculate 95 pct vaxx effectiveness when the alleged disease has a 99.87 recovery rate for those under 65?

    Then how does one rationalize a lunatic president mandating a medical procedure for everyone while exempting the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of government?

    For the love of God,,, how much more of this will it take for the lemmings to discover they’ve been had!

    I mean, how much more of this lunacy do we have to suffer!

    1. Ultrafart the Brave says

      “I could care less about their science. The number of people dead now in 9 months is twice the amount of all other vaccines combined over many years.”

      Your sentiment is correct, but you’re being way too kind with your accusation.

      As you undoubtedly know, the headline VAERS tally is known to be as little as 1% of the real figure.

      So in less than one year, the Corona Chan “vaccines” have very likely already killed 200 times more people than all other vaccines in history, combined.

      If the worst case scenario pans out, they’ll ultimately notch up around 40,000 times more deaths than all other vaccines in history, combined.

      And by the way, we’re still waiting for the global Cyber Polygon “cyber attack” to go live…

      1. NotBob says

        When do we start hanging
        the evil ones ?

        1. Steven Rowlandson says

          The PC crowd, the globalist oligarchs, political party members and leaders, secret society types, antichrists and antiwhite bigots, sex criminals, and all their fans for would be a good start. They all got to go.

      2. The Omega says

        You ain’t seen nothing yet … The death count will be in the billions … Just wait as all people who got the jab will die – there is no way to reverse the jab effects. For some it’s weeks, others months, all within less than three year. If you got the jab, prepare for your funeral – it’s coming soon. The more jabs you get the faster your rate if death will be.

        1. Steven Rowlandson says

          You are most likely correct. Those of us who can think should give some thought to how civilization can be rebuilt and safe guarded.

    2. Russell Merritt says

      The whole purpose of the covid hoax was to get people to take the va☠️.

      1. The Omega says

        You are correct the BS covid scare was to get people to destroy their own life and livelihood voluntarily. Now they (your “legal” system being controlled by the usual suspects) wants to come after the remaining holdouts (the more intelligent and common sense individuals who weren’t dumb enough to take their kill shot). Welcome to the “new war order”. Sit back smart people and wait – the vaxed idiots will be gone soon due to their own stupidity. If they (the pigs) try to mandatory the jab onto you without your consent, you got the right as a free being to blast their ass – PERIOD. If they (the pigs) want war, then take it to their ass. Better to be killed fighting on your feet than to die in a bed via injection. This war is needs to focused solely on the perpetrators of this massive crime against humanity as well as those pigs protecting them – no others.

    3. Steven Rowlandson says

      The lemmings will only notice a problem when they find out that they can’t breath or move.

    4. Taylor Maddox says

      The author is being very diplomatic and charitable. These vaccines will kill and/or debilitate billions. That was, after all, their intended purpose.

    5. LiberalsAreScumbags says

      Multiply any official number by at least ten that will bring you closer to the real figure.

  2. Dale says

    The writer has bought into the “sketchy efficacy, but does appear to curb severe outcomes” propaganda.

    1. Ultrafart the Brave says

      It’s easier to rationalise with the “bad luck & misplaced good intentions” mantra than to man up and face the awful truth that our self-appointed betters want to kill us all, and have almost succeeded.

      1. Steven Rowlandson says

        The thing is the bad intentions of western political and economic leadership have been around since the 17th century at least and to some degree since the crucifiction of Jesus and the founding of christianity. Oligarchs, secret society types, old money and members of the tribe are the prime cuprits. They all want to play god and rule the world regardless of the cost in blood and treasure.

        1. yuri says

          the problem isn’t bad intentions—emperor gates has good intentions most likely…it is amerikans that are the problem
          “amerikans are the living refutation of the cartesian cogito ergo sum. amerikans are yet they do not think. the amerikan mind puerile, primitive lacks characteristic form and is therefore open to any standardization”. Julius Evola
          Arthur Koestler compared amerikans to 5th century Romans: “a similarly contactless society populated by automatons…a similarly soulless, politically corrupt everybody for themselves society”
          “nothing can thrive in amerika unless inflated by hyperbole and gilded with a fine coat of fraud. amerikans cannot think except by means of slogans; they identify garbage as quality. the stupidity and ignorance of amerikans has long been a topic of hilarity in Europe”. Paul Fussell
          David Riesman, Richard Sennet, Istvan meszaros all describe amerikans as : “over-conformist semi automatons”
          “stupidity is a precious natural resource in amerika”. Philip Slater
          “amerika requires a stupified population”. Christopher Lasch
          “amerikans are ignorant and unteachable”. George Santayana

    2. Mike says

      exactly, that was my thought. What is that statement based on? I have seen no evidence or studies that back up that theory that the vaccine reduces severe outcomes. I believe we have seen just the opposite.

  3. tunamelt says

    FDA, CDC, WHO = POG- Pharmaceutical occupied government.
    All governments, NGOs and their numerous alphabet soup agencies are all eventually captured by the financial interests of the elite with no exception.

    1. yuri says

      dull-witted murikan fish brain never lived in civilized nation
      “the monolingual inevitably confuses style with content”. George simmel
      “amerikan radicals both black and white adopted radical style without any radical content”. Christopher Lasch
      “the amerikan liberal wants to preserve the essence of the past; the US conservative wants more progress; the European radical wants to hasten the transformation of the future—the European conservative wants to preserve the essence of the past”. Geoffrey Gorer

  4. Raptar Driver says

    I hate to be repetitious however one lie leads to another lie, you must break the cycle and release yourself from the matrix.
    Otherwise you are a doomed pile of meat.

    1. Steven Rowlandson says

      When a man lies he murders some part of the world… Merlin “Excalibur movie” 1980+/- Well the liars in charge are trying for damned near the whole world.

  5. Maiasta says


    An Idaho doctor reports a ‘20 times increase’ of cancer in vaccinated patients. This is inherently plausible, i think, given the relation of cancer to “sticky blood” (i.e. high homocysteine, low zeta potential, and systemic inflammation) and given the propensity of these new “vaccines” to induce widespread clotting. Anyway, the doctor is a board-certified pathologist and owner of a diagnostics lab. He says he is seeing a huge rise in endometrial cancers and melanomas.

  6. Bobby says

    First of all, Dr. Fauci needs to be grilled until he’s well done, on what he knows about the virus, where he has been and what he has been doing. Dr. Rand Paul nailed him on blatantly lying to Congress, TWHICE, and this criminal is getting away with it due to Democrat party criminality.

  7. Steven Rowlandson says

    Has anyone considered the consequences of spike protein clogging up the blood vessels in bone marrow? Would it not mimmick leukemia in terms of loss of blood cell production through starving the stem cells of oxygen and nutrients? If anything would kill that would.

  8. Bobby says

    As Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote, Either the truth begins to be told or truth in the U.S. will die.

    1. yuri says

      “the men amerikans most admire dare to tell them the most extravagant lies; the men they most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen

  9. Howard T. Lewis III says

    What BULL. Their Babylonian Talmud gleefully escorted them in their desire to lie, rob, maim and cripple, and mass murder for personal gain. RESIGN??!! Arrest the lot of them and send them to GITMO. God says “THE EARTH STAYS”.

  10. abinico warez says

    “loss of trust in government” – that happened a long time ago.

  11. Floda says

    The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with a HUGE population has declared the VIRUS IS DEAD after using the medication Ivermectin from the start of the hysteria as early as last year. In Australia its use is illegal.


  12. Afshin Nejat says

    What a joke. In Singapore they went hog wild compared to here, and their hospitalizations of people is only growing, as is the stupidity of blaming people who don’t have the naivety and lack of better judgement and don’t go in for “tests” and injections of “vaccines”. To believe that the people who want the world depopulated want to save you with an injection in your arm must be the surest sign that you are an unaware ignoramus. These people have no halos, they are riding on the halo effect of the War on Terror which brought massive prison-like conditions to the public in exchange for the illusion of safety which only morons bought into. They used that to create covert social credit score systems by tracking everyone online and through their devices for 20 years. They figured out who they wanted for their next phase of 2030 and onward, who they didn’t want, and who was just plain in the way. They organized a controlled cull using a falsified pandemic (falsified in EVERY SINGLE WAY) and fraudulently ushered American society and societies around the world into theses planned culled (using different motivations for the oligarchies in each nation to a degree). African leaders who haven’t gone along have gotten assassinated. Doctors and scientists over the last few decades who didn’t have the “right stuff” (wouldn’t accept the Faustian Bargain) have all been culled already, as have professionals in health and corporate sectors of the nations and in the militaries and police forces. Once again, the gullible middle class of “just smart/educated enough to get fooled” have become the Judas Goat of the masses, and the evil “elites” will have their Great Harvest, consolidate power and have their own internal strife, and then start new societies based on a gigantic power differential that the “little people” won’t even know exists. It will be like the Dark Ages except the Papal entities will have access to all of our modern arsenal of technology and accumulated knowledge. What a damned JOKE you all have been. You should have listened to the TRUTH.

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