While vaccines are used as a last resort to at least fend off severe illness and death brought on by the Delta variant of COVID-19, researchers suspect eventually there would be vaccine-resistance strains created that medical advances cannot keep up with.
The study, published in Scientific Report on July 30, alleges that if the vaccine doesn’t block the virus completely, it will pave the way for the virus to learn how to bypass the vaccine’s effect. The COVID vaccines are designed to lessen the infections but do not block the infection.
“We found that a fast rate of vaccination decreases the probability of emergence of a resistant strain,” the researchers wrote.
“Counterintuitively, when a relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions happened at a time when most individuals of the population have already been vaccinated the probability of emergence of a resistant strain was greatly increased,” they added.
The researchers pointed to selection pressure, commonly known as the force that pushes every creature to evolve.
Hence, they said if transmission among vaccinated people is not properly controlled, the chances are that more resistant strains would emerge. This resembles what many other experts have warned before, according to Life Site News.
“Generally, the more people are infected, the more the chances for vaccine resistance to emerge,” said Fyodor Kondrashov of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, the outlet reported.
“So the more Delta is infectious, the more reason for concern,” Kondrashov added. “By having a situation where you vaccinate everybody, a vaccine-resistant mutant actually gains a selective advantage.”
Dr. Joseph Mercola, a physician and best-selling author, shared similar concerns. He warned that the current vaccines were still not the proper ones to fight the CCP virus (COVID).
“Viruses mutate all the time, and if you have a vaccine that doesn’t block infection completely, then the virus will mutate to evade the immune response within that person,” he said. “That is one of the distinct features of the COVID shots—they’re not designed to block infection. They allow infection to occur and at best lessen the symptoms of that infection.”
Mercola noted that the coronavirus could mutate faster in the vaccinated community than the unvaccinated.
“In an unvaccinated person, the virus does not encounter the same evolutionary pressure to mutate into something stronger,” he said.
Life Site News mentioned Rob Verkerk, Ph.D., founder, scientific, and executive director of Alliance for Natural Health International, who suspected that human intelligence might be outsmarted in the vaccine war with the CCP virus because of the “selective pressure” we inadvertently created.
If mass vaccination only means delayed infections, what should be required to overcome this lethal pandemic?
In the Scientific Report, the researchers advised that “policymakers and individuals should consider maintaining non-pharmaceutical interventions and transmission-reducing behaviors throughout the entire vaccination period.”
Meanwhile, it should be time that federal agencies seriously consider opening a door for cheap therapies that have indeed shown their effectiveness in many circumstances. All possibilities should be looked at, and people should have access to more opportunities.