January 24, 2022
"it is mostly the young that get a COVID infection within three weeks of the jab. He added that infections are probably underestimated during these weeks because people are told it is normal to feel ill due to the “vaccine,” and they don’t get tested for COVID for that reason."
Infectious disease expert explains why he thinks vaccines increase the chance of young people getting COVID
Professor Didier Raoult, founder and director of the IHU (Institut hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection) of Marseille, France, suggested that COVID infections closely following the COVID jab could be due to enhancing antibodies, such as those that were observed during the development of dengue and other vaccines.
Raoult quoted various studies, including one by the IHU showing a flare-up of COVID infections in the three weeks after vaccination representing about 35 percent of all post-vaccinal infections, and then another flare-up three to four months later after immunity wanes.
Raoult suggested the enhanced antibody (ADE) reaction would probably be linked with the stronger immune systems of the young, working on the idea that it is mostly the young that get a COVID infection within three weeks of the jab. He added that infections are probably underestimated during these weeks because people are told it is normal to feel ill due to the “vaccine,” and they don’t get tested for COVID for that reason.
The reason for this situation could be that it could take a lesser exposure to the virus in the weeks after the jab in order to develop a COVID infection than in other situations.
Raoult, who is one of the world’s most published specialists of infectious diseases, has been at loggerheads with the French government since the beginning of the COVID crisis, having said as early as February 2020 that early treatment with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (and later, zinc) would drastically reduce the number of deaths associated with the diseases.
In his latest video-talk on the YouTube channel of the IHU, Raoult questioned the efficacy of the COVID vaccines, be they mRNA shots or traditional vaccines, presenting graphs that show that vaccination campaigns have never and nowhere held the epidemic in check. He also underscored that the Omicron variant is not catered for by current vaccines that were developed for “other viruses.”
Omicron, he also said, is less lethal than the previous variants that caused “waves” of infection. In previous talks, Raoult made clear that these are not recurring waves of the same virus but successive epidemics of different mutated viruses.
Raoult compared the current variant with viruses responsible for the common cold: These can also kill, he said, when they infect the very frail or the very elderly. This is “unlike COVID, since we test all people including the asymptomatic nowadays,” he remarked.