Yet it's not true that all doctors & researchers lack integrity & are part of a conspiracy.
Likewise, not all are driven by greed & fear & kavod (though the kavod aspect is particularly difficult to rise above; after all, these people don't exactly have a regular mussar-learning session).
Some doctors & researchers feel genuine concern about the covid virus & its mutating variants. They want to find a solution
They want to make meaningful contributions & help people.
They do not want harmful substances in a vaccine.
Yet even the well-meaning ones seem affected by fear (though they try to act confident), and the confusing nature of covid isn't helping.
But at least these scientists are willing to acknowledge their confounded expectations & the phenomenon's lack of conformity to the understood norms of virology.
"We Want Something We Cannot Achieve, And We Don't Know Why."
It's a prestigious achievement for a scientist to get his or her work published in Nature.
Here's a link to a Nature article about covid & herd immunity:
Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible
Note: When reading any science article, it's vital to note when something is a FACT and when the material seeks to promote a theory without actual proof.
When there is no hard evidence, the article promotes an idea by using words like "indicate" "appear" "might" "perhaps" "assume" "suggests" "intriguing" and so on.
("Intriguing" is a particularly beloved word among scientists when speaking of unproven theories.)
For example, in this Nature article, it's clear they seek to push the vaccine.
Fortunately, the entire article is also about their lack of clear proof & data regarding their goals.
In fact, they're refreshingly honest about their lack of knowledge & the issues involved!
(I really appreciate this; it's not the usual among science articles.)
Just to be fair, this article was published in February 2021. They probably know even more—or less—by this time.
Anyway...the researchers cheerfully admit to being confounded by several issues.
One issue is:
- They don't feel they have a vaccine safe for children.
- People's resistance to an experimental unproven jab.
Yet another confounding issue is:
- Brazil experienced an infection rate "estimated" at 60%, which should have conferred herd immunity—but didn't.
For example, a resurgence of covid swept through Brazil.
100% of the infected of the Brazilian city of Manaus tested positive for the Gamma P.1 variant.
So one scientist now muses the percentage (60%) may have been an overestimate.
But why? And how could that happen?
If people were tested, with the test results registered in the clinics, then you have solid data to collect.
You see clearly the number of positive results compared to the number of the population.
So where is the need for estimating?
And get a load of this gem from the same article:
The COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer–BioNTech, for example, are extremely effective at preventing symptomatic disease, but it is still unclear whether they protect people from becoming infected, or from spreading the virus to others.
The vaccine prevents symptoms, but does not prevent the actual disease? Why? How does that even work?
Doesn't that make it NOT a vaccine if it cannot prevent you from actually contracting the disease?
It sounds more like a glorified cold 'n' fever symptom reliever.
(Is that worth free beer & pizza? For me, that would depend on what kind of beer & pizza...just kidding.)
Here's the official dictionary definition of the word "vaccine" (boldface mine):
a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases...
Okay...so even though the above-named vaccines don't seem to actually vaccinate ("provide immunity"), they at least prevent symptoms...
Where is the proof?
Actually, some evidence appears in this article:
So in conclusion, the vaccine might have limited benefits—just not the one it's promoted as having.
Also, there is some indication that while the current covid vaccines do not protect against actual infection by the Delta variant, vaccinated people experience lighter viral loads & fewer symptoms & fewer hospitalizations:
(Again, no proof. Indications. Regardless of which side you take regarding the covid vaccine debate, we see anything connected to covid becoming increasingly UNPREDICTABLE.)
And whether it harms or helps at all seems more dependent on the attitude of the person being vaccinated, rather than the actual composition of the vaccine.
(All this also confirms the absurdity of making this non-vaccinating vaccine obligatory.)
What's Going On?
The spiritual light of the 50th gate within the 50th gate [both on the sides of good and evil] is referred to by the Kabbalists as the Reisha D’lo Isyada, “The unknowable beginning.”
It is the point known as Keter, and the innermost level of this is Keter D’Keter.
Every person can see now that no one knows what will be.
Basically everything now is cloudy and unclear.
This corresponds to the revelation of the point of Reisha d’lo isyada, to the unknowable beginning, and it is being translated in our world as a reality in which people are not able to know for certain of what is going to happen.
The End of Days is the general name of today’s times, and we do not know precisely for how long it will continue.
It will be overcome only when the presence of Hashem completely fills each person’s heart.
https://bilvavi.net/files/Bilvavi.Corona.Q.and.A.pdf, page 61 (boldface & underline mine)
Rav Itamar Schwartz sums up what researchers are documenting (boldface mine):
The light of the Keser will continue to be manifest on our world in all kinds of different ways, switching between different forms at alternating times, and it will keep being mysterious to those who see it.