Dr. Deborah Birx: I knew shots would not prevent COVID infection

Defenders of federal officials, including President Biden, who declared one year ago that people who received the COVID-19 vaccines would not contract the disease argue "the science" changes over time.
Defenders of federal officials, including President Biden, who declared one year ago that people who received the COVID-19 vaccines would not contract the disease argue “the science” changes over time.

‘I think we overplayed the vaccines’

Art Moore
WND News Center

Defenders of federal officials, including President Biden, who declared one year ago that people who received the COVID-19 vaccines would not contract the disease argue “the science” changes over time.

But the White House coronavirus response coordinator at the time the vaccines were developed and rolled out said in an interview Friday she wasn’t surprised that people who were quadruple vaccinated, including Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, contracted the disease.

“I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection and I think we overplayed the vaccines,” Birx told the Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto.

Birx, who is promoting a new book in which she confesses she manipulated data and quietly altered CDC guidance without authorization, was responding to the question of what she would say to unvaccinated people who in light of the ineffectiveness of the vaccines in preventing COVID might ask why they should bother getting the shots.

She said that during the current wave, the Pfizer drug Paxlovid is what “is going to save you now.”

“But once we get through this wave, during the lull, you should get vaccinated, because we do believe it will protect you, particularly if you are over 70,” she said, referring to protection from severe illness.

The government “overplayed” the vaccines, she said, by telling people they would not get infected. And when that didn’t turn out to be true, it “made them worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization.”

Birx insisted the vaccines “will” protect against severe illness but, perhaps unwittingly, added a significant caveat.

“Let’s be very clear, 50% of the people who died from the omicron surge were older, vaccinated,” she said.

In fact, an analysis of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine trials found the mRNA shots are more likely to land a recipient in the hospital than to provide protection from a severe adverse event. The findings were similar to those of a recent pre-print analysis that found “no evidence of a reduction in overall mortality in the mRNA vaccine trials.” And a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that two doses of the mRNA vaccines increased the risk of COVID-19 infection during the omicron wave.

Earlier this month, Fauci – who tested positive for COVID-19 after being quadruple vaccinated – acknowledged to Cavuto that the vaccines “don’t protect overly well” from infection.

Further, Johns Hopkins medical professor Marty Makary said the new study clearly showed that Paxlovid “overuse in low-risk people can breed resistance and spawn new virus mutations,” calling it “risky business.”

The FDA, nevertheless, has authorized state-licensed pharmacists to circumvent doctors by directly prescribing it.

See Birx’s remarks to Neil Cavuto:

In her new book “Silent Invasion,” Birx confesses she “devised” a “strategic sleight-of-hand” method of reporting she described as “subterfuge.”

“This wasn’t the only bit of subterfuge I had to engage in,” she writes.

Birx maintained, contrary to the White House and the CDC, that the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 was significant.

She says that “eight months into the pandemic, many at both the White House and the CDC still refused to see that silent spread played a prominent role in viral spread and that it started with social gatherings, especially among the younger adults.”

Birx opposed the advice of then-coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas to limit testing on the premise that asymptomatic transmission was minimal and not driving the pandemic.

She and then CDC Director Robert Redfield “agreed to quietly rewrite the guidance and post it to the CDC website.”

“We would not seek approval. Because we were both quite busy, it might take a week or two, but we were committed to subverting the dangerous message that limiting testing was the right thing to do,” she writes.

Birx recalls a phone call from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: “What the hell do you think you’re doing? You rewrote and posted the CDC testing stuff,” said Meadows, according to Birx’ account.

“Yes, I did, but – ” Birx replied.

“There’s no ‘buts’ here. You went over my head,” Meadows said, according to Birx.

Birx resigned from her White House role in December 2020.

Jeffrey A. Tucker, founder and president of the Brownstone Institute, recalled that while Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the front man for the media, Birx was the main influence in the White House behind the nationwide lockdowns.

But after warning Americans to restrict their Thanksgiving 2020 gatherings to “your immediate household,” she traveled to Delaware, where she met with four generations for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Tucker noted her only real experience with infectious disease came from her work on AIDS, which Tucker points out is “a very different disease from a respiratory virus that everyone would eventually get but which would only be fatal or even severe for a small cohort, a fact that was known since late January.”

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    1. Wolfie

      Been suspect of this from day 1. Those of us who are old enough have lived with viruses since we were tots. The extreme measures over this one have never made sense. Ever. Still do not. We have no vaccine for a cold. We have no vaccine for alot of things. And yet this needed national attention? Come on…

      1. Sylvia

        To quote ABBA:

        Money Money Money.
        The absolute worst and evil addiction of all!

        If jabs were so great, people would line up to buy. Mandates would be superfluous.

      2. Lonnie

        You suppose it might have something to do with the 1 million plus dead Americans? Even the flu only kills 10 to 40k Americans a year. Oh, and the virus continues to kill hundreds of Americans a day.

        FYI: Birx also said the vaccine would reduce deaths and reduce hospitalizations. What scientists acknowledge is that the Covid virus has mutated and become more infectious. While the vaccine prevented infections from occurring, the mutated virus, which is caused by uncontrolled spread of Covid, seems to be able to infect vaccinated people. Even so, the best possible protection remains the vaccine.

        1. Wolfie

          The virus kills? Or it is found in people with other conditions that actually are the cause of their death? There is a big difference between caused by and found with. And this is information that is very much out there. .the reporting has been vastly skewed. Most who have died, when you dig, had other conditions such as obesity, diabetes, etc.. and that was the true nail in the coffin. Your statement sounds like a CNN news bite. But if you believe the shots and masks help you somehow, by all means go for it. I will stick with my own immune system.

          1. Jeannette Wright

            Do you mind sharing what you do boost your own immune system. Thanks in advance.

          2. Wolfie

            Two very important things.. for me. Up my dosage of Vitamin D and Vitamin C. With very rare exceptions, I do not take any pharma drugs. I seek homeopathic alternatives whenever possible.

          3. Sylvia

            May I please join the natural health club? This is such fun!
            I follow a similar daily regime:
            • 6000mg Liposomal C.
            • 6000 IU vit D3 + 180mcg vit K2.
            • 150mcg Selenium.
            • 500mg Quercetin.
            • 105mcg Zinc Gluconate.
            • 600mg Magnesium Glycinate.
            • Activated B-complex (B1-B12).
            • 1.2g Astaxanthin.
            • 150mg Ubiquinol.
            Plus a few others every second day. Those have kept me 100% free of prescription drugs, vaccines/jabs, and illnesses so far. I get the very occasional scratchy throat, which goes in less than 24hrs after upping my Liposomal C to 10,000mg and taking Sage capsules. It works brilliantly for me, but may or may not have the same effect on others.
            I am only sharing what I take, ie I am not in any way making any recommendations. Your thoughts?
            Thank you, Wolfie, for being you!

          4. Wolfie

            Oh yes!! Quercetin and Zinc are a daily go to. I also take Licorice root (chest congestion) and NAC, along with Lysine. Every morning, rain or shine, I take a five minute walk in the dew. This was recommended to me by a European co-worker as a homeopathic old school treatment. Feels great if nothing else!! I have very mild seasonal allergies and thats about it.
            thank you Sylvia for always being so informative!!

          5. Sylvia

            Part of my daily gratitude routine is to thank the Universe for individuals like you, Wolfie.
            Indeed, licorice root soothes the mucous membranes – Withania Somnifera (an adaptogen) and Sage also. Have you tried Eucalyptus Oil spray? Great for breathing, plus it is antibacterial as well. Lavender is fantastic for calming.
            Being in Nature is an absolute must, it is an ancient Japanese ritual, “Shinrin-Yoku” or ‘Forest Bath’ for taking in nature into our senses. In Okinawa, a blue zone, they practise “Hara Hachi Bu” which means ‘eat until you are 80% full’ – this is meant to curb overeating and maintain a healthy BMI. Okinawa has very low rates of illness, despite Hiroshima.
            Have you tried hara hachi bu? It’s fun and extremely effective.
            Ancient remedies and wisdom, such as naturopathy, homeopathy, TCM, Ayurveda, have their place in any society at any period. They can coexist in harmony with western or any other practices.
            Many years ago I had severe sinus and allergy problems. I upped vit C to bowel tolerance (no liposomal C In those days) + Quercetin + Zinc, plus Curcumin, and I was healed in just under 3 weeks. Problems never recurred. Biocurcumin + Boswellia are excellent anti-inflammatories. Most ailments have inflammation as one of the major root causes.
            Wolfie, it is truly wonderful to interact with people like you, and openly share information on what works for us and what does not – without being derogated or belittled or denigrated in any way at all.
            Thanks again!
            Many thanks to Clark County Today for providing an incredibly effective forum that facilitates open virtual interaction between people from all walks of life to express diverse opinions in a civilized and mutually respectful way. Thank you so very much Ken Vance and the amazing Team.

  1. Sylvia

    Viruses are part of nature as are bacteria and a multitude of organisms. Humans are also part of nature! The mRNA is a messenger RNA which carries a message. The innate immune system, if robust, will interact with it and take the necessary action(s).
    Humans evolve through time as part of an adaptation process.
    Viruses and bacteria mutate, or adapt, in response to their environment. Just as bacteria (eg MRSA) have developed remarkable resistance to antibiotics (eg over-use), so is a virus likely to undergo mutations, perhaps in response to the jabs. Very interesting research subject!

  2. Sylvia

    It is disappointing that Dr Birx waited so long before disclosing this. Why? Dirty politics to the detriment of the people.
    Research data has shown that the mRNA jabs manage to bypass the innate immune system by blocking the production of interferon. Tampering and/or suppression of any part of the immune system will predictably have undesirable consequences. To date, understanding of the immune system is in its infancy. Fiddling with such a highly intricate system is guesswork and scientifically unethical. Injuries and deaths have occurred, either causative or correlative, those are the facts.
    Increasingly people are choosing to remain jab-free; many have stopped after one or two or three jabs for various reasons. Globally there are many who have been free of Covid19 despite being jab-free. A robust immune system is there to look after our terrain (our body), and will always be superior to any jab or vaccine or pharma drug.
    Nurture your body to keep your immune system in optimal condition – you will not catch diseases and, if you do get sick at times you will recover rapidly. I have followed this principle all my life – so far so good:

  3. Sylvia

    If anyone is interested in natural wellness?, below are a few grest resources:

    Vitamin C Levels in Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v17n17.shtml

    Vitamin D Reduces the Incidence of Autoimmunity: And a brief review of the growing body of knowledge of vitamin D. http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v18n09.shtml

    De Niet S, Trémège M, Coffiner M (2022) Positive Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Nutrients 14:3048, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35893907

    Wimalawansa, S.J. (2022) Rapidly Increasing Serum 25(OH)D Boosts the Immune System, against Infections — Sepsis and COVID-19. Nutrients 14, 2997. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35889955

    Can Selenium Significantly Increase the Cure Rate in COVID-19?: An Interview with Professor Ethan Will Taylor. https://wholefoodsmagazine.com/columns/vitamin-connection/can-selenium-signifcantly-increase-the-cure-rate-in-covid-19

    My personal viewpoint is that pharma drugs are an absolute last resort and only if:

    1. Medically necessary; and
    2. Clinically indicated.

    It seems that people are increasingly considering wellness options outside the established western allopathic practices.
    More people are becoming aware of the less-than-desirable aspects of the SAD diet (Standard American Diet), and the proven dangers associated with obesity, overeating and addiction.
    The demand for gluten-free and organic foods have soared; there is a growing market for healthy sweeteners, eg stevia or monkfruit, as well as for healthy oils, eg avocado or coconut or olive oils instead of hydrogenated vegetable oils. Many prefer meats and dairy products from animals that are grassfed, free of antibiotics and growth hormones.
    Having choices is always beneficial in many ways and for many reasons.


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