There used to be standards, or maybe an illusion of standards, but even the illusion has dies from (or with) COVID.
#1. Eight mice
“The bivalent vaccines, which we will also refer to as “updated boosters,” contain two messenger RNA (mRNA) components of SARS-CoV-2 virus, one of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the other one in common between the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.”
Their confidence in the product is based on an inflated interpretation of data from eight poor rodents and, according to them, also on looking at several hundred human participants who had previously received three doses of the respective mystery potion and then took either an updated mystery potion or a regular mystery potion that contained mRNA for … wait for it … a different variant from the one that was authorized today.
Seems like the Chernobyl power plant had better safety controls than the FDA!
Also wasn’t the safety data provided by the completely unbiased Pfizer and Moderna?
Even the mainstream media reacted with less enthusiasm than what their sponsors are paying them for. Ars Technica, for example, mentioned that “BA.4/5 boosters are still in the early phases of development; there is no clinical trial data on their efficacy and safety.”
Even Paul Offit and Eric Topol aren’t enthusiastic!