Moderna was able to avoid reporting the COVID-19 systemic symptoms caused to the vaccine recipients within 7 days of receiving the first and the second vaccinations as being “confirmed COVID-19 cases” by not testing the vaccine recipients with the RT-PCR test during that time. By not performing the RT-PCR test, Moderna was able to report the COVID-19 symptoms during that 7 day period under a category of “systemic adverse reactions” to the vaccine instead of “systemic symptoms” of COVID-19 caused by the vaccine that were confirmed COVID-19 cases. Moderna did not do any confirmatory RT-PCR tests on the test subjects until 14 days following the second vaccination. Thus, by waiting until 14 days after the second vaccination to conduct the confirmatory RT-PCR tests, Moderna was able to report that their vaccine was 94.1% (interim results were 94.5%) effective in preventing COVID-19.
In the Moderna study, the subsequent COVID-19 infection rate for the vaccinated group was .0359%. The COVID-19 infection rate for the placebo group was .6483%. That means that the rate of those who were infected by COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine was reduced by .6124% as compared to those who were infected by COVID-19 after receiving a placebo (.6483% – .0359% = .6124%). Thus, the vaccine has an efficacy of .6124%. One can expect that there will be a reduction of .6124% in COVID-19 infections in the population after being vaccinated. Out of a group of 10,000 people who are vaccinated with the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, there will be approximately sixty-one (61) fewer illnesses from COVID-19.
But that is not how Moderna reported the results. Instead of a .6124% efficacy rate, which is the total efficacy rate, Moderna reported a 94.5% efficacy rate, which is a relative efficacy rate.
The relative efficacy rate is misleading because it gives the false impression that out of 10,000 people, 9,450 people would be protected from getting COVID-19. How did Moderna come up with the 94.5% figure? They divided the rate of subsequent COVID-19 infection in the vaccinated group (.0359%) by the rate of subsequent COVID-19 infection in the placebo group (.6483%) and then subtracted that difference (.0554) from one (1) to arrive at (.9446). After rounding the FDA reported the interim effectiveness for the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine of 94.5%. But that is not the total efficacy, which is what people want to know. That 94.5% figure is a relative risk reduction, which is different from a total risk reduction.
The false impression given by that figure is that the vaccine will effectively protect 9,450 out of 10,000 people from COVID-19. In reality, 9,935 are at no risk of getting COVID-19 (10,000 – 65 = 9,935). That means that out of every 10,000 people to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine it will only prevent sixty-one (61) people from becoming ill from COVID-19 (65 – 4 = 61). According to the study, a total of only 65 people out of every 10,000 are at risk to get COVID-19, and the vaccine will only protect 61 of those 65 people. That is a total efficacy rate for the vaccine of only .6124 % (61 people out of 10,000) and not 94.5 % (9,450 people out of 10,000) as suggested by Moderna.
What is a confirmed COVID-19 case? Moderna defined it thusly in its study submitted to the FDA:
For the primary efficacy endpoint, the case definition for a confirmed COVID-19 case was defined as:
• At least TWO of the following systemic symptoms: Fever (≥38ºC), chills, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new olfactory and taste disorder(s), or
• At least ONE of the following respiratory signs/ symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, OR clinical or radiographical evidence of pneumonia; and
• NP swab, nasal swab, or saliva sample (or respiratory sample, if hospitalized) positive for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR.
Notice in the chart below the systemic symptoms for COVID-19 (fever, chills, myalgia, and headache) were significantly greater within 7 days of the second vaccination. But Moderna did not perform any confirmatory RT-PCR test during that period. Consequently, those systemic symptoms of COVID-19 were reported not as systemic symptoms of COVID-19 caused by the vaccine that were confirmed COVID-19 cases but as “systemic adverse reactions” to the vaccine.
Moderna reported that an astounding 81.9% of the vaccinated group aged 18-64 years old suffered systemic adverse events after the second vaccination. That is more than double the systemic adverse events occurring in the placebo group. Even more telling is that 17.4% of the vaccinated group aged 18-64 years old suffered grade 3 systemic adverse events after the second vaccination. A grade 3 adverse event is defined as a severe adverse event. That is more than eight (8) times the grade 3 severe systemic adverse events in the placebo group. Furthermore, 10 people in the vaccine group suffered a grade 4 systemic adverse event. A grade 4 adverse event is a life-threatening adverse event. That is more than five (5) times the rate of grade 4 systemic adverse events in the placebo group.
Moderna knew from the outset that their vaccine would not prevent COVID-19. A careful reading of Moderna’s study indicates that its vaccine likely causes COVID-19. Indeed, there have been many reported cases since the use of both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines were authorized under the FDA’s EUA where the recipient of a COVID-19 vaccination became subsequently ill from COVID-19 and the COVID-19 illness was determined to have been caused by the COVID-19 vaccination.
It seemed to have been known by the insiders from the outset that the COVID-19 vaccines would not prevent COVID-19 and very likely cause COVID-19. Before either vaccine was authorized, Anthony Fauci explained that reducing symptoms of COVID-19 was the “primary endpoint” of the vaccines. Fauci said that getting rid of the virus through immunity was only a “secondary endpoint.” His argument was that “with reduced severe symptoms, the coronavirus would pose a lower threat as a pandemic. Then scientists could focus on developing a solution that would reach the full goal of preventing initial infection.”
Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech got their COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA under EUAs based on their alleged effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. They then promoted the vaccines to the public on that basis. When the vaccines are increasingly proving to be ineffective in preventing COVID-19, they just change the standard for success to lessening symptoms. They knew full well that the FDA could not approve an EUA for lessening symptoms and nobody would take a vaccine that would not actually prevent the targeted disease. So they used the classic bait and switch strategy with a willing partner in the FDA.