It wasn’t too long ago when you would be demonized and called a conspiracy theorist for saying there is no such thing as “fully vaccinated” against Covid-19. The government told Canadians repeatedly the “only” way to get through the pandemic was to get 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine pumped in to your body to be “fully vaccinate” and protected from Covid-19.
If you thought you were “fully vaccinated”, sorry to break it to you but you are NOT “fully vaccinated” against Covid-19.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is suggesting Canadians will need to get a Covid shot every nine months to be considered by the government to be “up-to-date” with their Covid-19 vaccinations.
The government of Canada is now on board with the common sense fact the term “fully vaccinated” cannot be applied when speaking about Covid-19 and needs to be ditched.
On Thursday, Duclos told reporters the previous definition of “fully vaccinated”, as being with 2 doses of Covid vaccine is no longer effective in protecting Canadians against Covid-19 and that Canadians will “never be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.”
The minister thinks Canadians should have a Covid shot every nine months to make sure their immunizations are “up to date” due to the virus’s evolving nature.
“Nine months is very clear and will help people understand why ‘up to date’ is the right way to think about vaccination now,” said Duclos.
“‘Fully vaccinated’ makes no sense now. It’s about ‘up to date.’ So am I up to date in my vaccination? Have I received a vaccination in the last nine months?”
Duclos responded that the government “must continue to fight against Covid” when asked if the minister was laying the groundwork for the return of vaccine mandates in the fall.
Declos says this summer is a “break” that he will be communicating with his provincial counter parts while they give Canadians “a summer break which they all very much deserve” but Public Health officials will be planning for Canadians to get another vaccination “towards the end of the summer and early in the fall” to make sure the are “up-to-date” with their Covid-19 vaccination.
At this point mandates have not been ruled out as the Minister was careful enough to gave vague answers.
“We want to be prepared for next fall and that requires an up-to-date vaccination which is based on the nine months.”
Duclos is not the only representative of the Canadian government to warn citizens about the potential resuming of restrictions and mandates.
Dr. Theresa Tam, the country’s chief public health official, issued a warning in June about the possibility of a seventh Covid wave and urged Canadians to “prepare” for a spike in the fall and winter.
“I think the pandemic is not over,” said Tam. “It is very likely that we will get some more viral activity in the future, and we can’t predict exactly how big the next wave is.”
“I think we need to prepare, we need to prepare for the fall and winter season.”
Provincial health officials have also teased the return of mandates come fall. In March 2022, Bonnie Henry talked a lot about returning restrictions i the fall before any Covid restrictions were lifted in the spring.
“we are in a transition phase. we need to be ready and prepared for what the virus may bring next and there are many different scenarios that we are working through to make sure we understand the potential as particularly as we go into the fall”
Throughout the pandemic, many people have also questioned the vaccines’ efficacy, and perhaps for good reason. Reported by former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, According to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, two doses of the Covid vaccine offer little protection against the Omicron infection and may potentially increase the likelihood of infection within months.
Another four Doctors in Canada wrote a letter to the Toronto Sun calling in to question the governments, in Trudeau’s word “best science”.
“Generally speaking, governments make policy based on, among other things, credible sources of scientific information. Does the Trudeau government really ‘follow the science’? As medical doctors, we’d like to critically examine some recent statements.”
“A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that six months after a second Pfizer shot, vaccine efficacy against symptomatic Omicron infection fell to 8.8%. As for boosters, studies on the third and even a fourth dose show a similar picture of waning efficacy within months. To prevent transmission, we would need a carousel of repeat immunizations for everyone every three months. This is impractical and impossible.”
In March BC Rise reported, UBC acknowledged vaccination mandates were no longer accomplishing what they were indented to which was supposed to be to reduce transmission and cancelled their student and staff covid vaccine mandates.
“There is no longer a strong scientific reason to differentially treat those who were fully vaccinated months ago and those who are unvaccinated, in terms of the risks that they pose for transmitting COVID to others.”
In April BC Rise also reported on another set of high level doctors who featured in the federal covid mandate debate in Ottawa in march also pointing to the fact the mandates were not helping especially blanket mandates to vaccinate people that don’t need vaccination.
During the debate Dr. Kalyan argued when we decide to lay blanket mandates on society with invasive medical intervention “it needs to meet a fairly high bar for its justification.”
Dr. Kalyan explained there is clear evidence showing Covid doesn’t stop at the vaccine. “Now it is clear especially with omicron that the vaccines we have cannot really be relied upon to either prevent transmission or infection, an example the first omicron case in Israel came from a triple vaccinated doctor returning from a conference who passed it on to another triple vaccinated physician.”
Naturally acquired immunity you get from infection is actually the “gold standard” that vaccines are trying to mimic.
“it’s been unequivocal that people have had covid and recovered are better protected from infection obviously from serious disease and hospitalization”