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Do We Need FIVE Vaccine Doses To Be Fully Vaccinated?

Do We Need FIVE Vaccine Doses To Be Fully Vaccinated?

Do we need FIVE vaccine doses to qualify as fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

Find out what’s the new viral claim, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Do We Need FIVE Vaccine Doses To Be Fully Vaccinated?

Alternative health and alternative news websites like Natural News have been pushing a new claim recently.

According to these websites, a Swedish professor, Matti Sällberg, claimed that we “will need FIVE vaccine doses for immunity” and if we “don’t submit“, we “no longer qualify as fully vaccinated“.

The underlying suggestion is that COVID-19 vaccines do not offer immunity or are useless against COVID-19, and are merely a money making scam by Big Pharma.

Natural News pointed out that in Israel, 85% to 90% of hospitalised patients were vaccinated.

Natural News also claimed that the Swedish professor has an ulterior motive – Sällberg is the founder of vaccine manufacturer Svenska Vaccin Fabriken (SVF).

Shocking? Let me show you what the FACTS really are…

 

Truth : We Do NOT Need FIVE Vaccine Doses To Be Fully Vaccinated

Naturally, Natural News is peddling fake news as usual, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Professor Sällberg Did Not Say We Need FIVE Vaccine Doses

Professor Sällberg did NOT say that we “require FIVE vaccine doses”, as alleged by Natural News and other websites peddling “alternative health” and “alternative facts”.

Here is a summary of what he actually said in his interview with Aftonbladet :

  • Planning for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is extremely reasonable, as the immune response slowly subsides [over time].
  • We do not know yet if people may have lost their protection within the year, but if you get a third dose, [the protection] will be activated again.
  • There is no indication that protection has begun to fail, [but] it is not at all unlikely that … you have to give recurring doses.
  • Biology says that a fading immune response is not unlikely. If so, it may be a third, fourth, maybe fifth dose.

As you can see, he never once said that we will require five vaccine doses.

Where did those websites get the idea that we are required to have five vaccine doses? Did they make up the story? Think about that.

Fact #2 : We Don’t Need Five Doses To Qualify As Fully-Vaccinated

There is no requirement to receive five vaccine doses to qualify as being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

In fact, you cannot even get a third booster dose for COVID-19 in most countries, because that has not even been approved!

Professor Sällberg also pointed out in his Aftonbladet interview that :

Anyone who has received two doses is considered fully vaccinated according to the first vaccination schedule, and there is no indication that protection has begun to fail.

The fully-vaccinated status also depends on the vaccine. Some vaccines – like the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine – only requires a single dose to be considered fully-vaccinated.

Fact #3 : Booster Doses Are Like Refresher Classes

COVID-19 vaccines are nothing more than self-defence classes for our immune system, teaching it how to identify and produce antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

After you are fully vaccinated, you will have high levels of protective antibodies. But these will slowly decrease over time, unless your body is actively defending itself against COVID-19.

Even so, the immune system will still remember how to identify and create antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It just needs more time to ramp up its defences.

That’s where a booster dose comes in. It reminds your immune system that COVID-19 is still around, and triggers production of fresh antibodies.

It literally works like a refresher course of a COVID-19 self-defence class for your immune system.

Fact #4 : Israel Has Herd Immunity From Vaccines

Natural News insinuates that vaccination cannot prevent COVID-19 in Israel, stating that 85% to 90% of hospitalised cases were vaccinated.

That’s actually not true, because it involves cherry picking data to convey a false narrative.

85% of Israeli adults are vaccinated, so they have already achieved herd immunity. That’s why there are very few COVID-19 cases in Israel.

Not only are the vaccines protecting the vaccinated, they are also protecting the unvaccinated.

To get their alleged vaccine breakthrough rate of 85% to 90%, they have to look at very specific dates like 13 and 14 July 2021.

Fact #5 : SVK Does Not Currently Make COVID-19 Vaccines

Natural News falsely claimed that Professor Matti Sällberg has an ulterior motive to call for COVID-19 booster doses – he’s the founder of a vaccine company called Svenska Vaccin Fabriken (SVK).

The truth is SVK does not currently make COVID-19 vaccines, so is not able to financially benefit from any booster dose programme.

SVK is developing a COVID-19 vaccine – the SVF-002, but it is still in preclinical development, and has not even undergone a Phase 1 trial.

The SVF-002 vaccine candidate, even if it works, is unlikely to be approved until the middle or end of 2022.

With this fact check, I hope you can see how just dangerous websites that peddle alternative health and alternative facts really are.

They intentionally twist facts to convey a false narrative, to scare people into not protecting themselves with COVID-19 vaccines.

Why? Is it to sell the supplements and fake cures that they are always promoting? That is certainly an ulterior motive you have to think about.

Please think on that, and SHARE this fact check with your family and friends, so they won’t be fooled by such lies and misinformation!

 

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Did China Contribute 60% Of COVAX Vaccine Supply?

Did China really contribute 60% of the vaccine supply to COVAX – the worldwide initiative for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Take a look at this shocking claim by CGTN Europe, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

CGTN Europe : China Contributed 60% Of COVAX Vaccine Supply!

Patrick Rhys Atack from CGTN Europe took umbrage at UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that “the effort to vaccinate the world would only be completed very largely thanks to the efforts of [G7] countries“.

He wrote an article in response called, Who is vaccinating the world?, claiming that China contributed 60% of the COVAX vaccine supply so far.

In his article, he shared this pie chart, showing UNICEF data for the “total doses delivered to [COVAX] by donor country”.

As you can see, he clearly showed that China delivered just over 60% of the COVAX vaccine supply so far.

Or did he?

 

Truth : China Did NOT Contribute 60% Of COVAX Vaccine Supply

The short and simple truth is – China did NOT contribute 60% of COVAX vaccine supply, and is unlikely to do so even in the future.

Here are the facts…

Fact #1 : Chinese Vaccines Not In UNICEF Data On COVAX

The pie chart was created by CGTN Europe based on UNICEF data, but the truth is – the UNICEF vaccine dashboard actually showed a different story altogether…

The UNICEF data showed that no Chinese vaccines are (currently) part of the vaccine purchases that COVAX made.

315 million doses of vaccines were also donated to COVAX, but UNICEF does not show the breakdown.

But even if all 315 million of those vaccine doses are from China, it would only account for 9.5% of the total COVAX vaccine supply of 3.325 million secured doses.

Fact #2 : COVAX Facility Currently Has No Chinese Vaccine

In the latest COVAX Supply Forecast, released on 28 June 2021, there are eight vaccines in the COVAX portfolio, and none of them are from Chinese manufacturers.

It would be quite impossible for China to contribute 60% of COVAX vaccine supply if there are no Chinese vaccine in the COVAX vaccine portfolio…

Fact #3 : China Only Committed 10 Million Doses To COVAX

On 3 February 2021, China announced that they would contribute 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the COVAX Facility.

Those 10 million vaccine doses finally rolled off the Sinopharm production line on 31 May 2021, as China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on 1 June 2021.

The 10 million doses would only account for 0.3% of the 3,315 million doses secured by the COVAX Facility – a far cry from the 60% claimed by CGTN Europe.

Fact #4 : China Has Not Contributed Financially To COVAX

The COVAX Facility does not just rely on donated vaccines. It relies primarily on financial aid, which allows it to directly purchase vaccines to distribute.

Currently, COVAX is funded in large part by Western countries and Japan. You can verify this through the latest COVAX donor list.

Even the tiny country of Bhutan contributed to the COVAX Facility, as have many foundations. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in particular, contributed US$206 million to COVAX.

However, China has not contributed a single dollar to the COVAX Facility. So it would be impossible that the 60% vaccine supply claim was partly due to monetary contribution.

COVAX Donors Contribution
(US Dollars)
United States 3,500 million
Germany 1,097 million
Japan 1,000 million
United Kingdom 733 million
European Commission 489 million
Italy 470 million
Canada 384 million
Sweden 296 million
France 244 million
Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation
206 million

 

Why Would CGTN Lie About COVAX Contribution By China?

CGTN is part of Chinese state media, and is directly controlled by the Propaganda Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created by Chinese state media.

Some believe it is part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas – a form of vaccine diplomacy.

Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

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