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ADE At A Glance:

  • Fauci admits in March 2020 video that vaccines that initially look safe can “make people worse.”
  • ADE has occurred in RSV and HIV vaccines making people severely ill.
  • Unblinded placebos leave us without data.

Just as the world was learning what the complexities of COVID-19 might bring, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Facebook CEO, Mark Zucherburg, met for a live conversation on Facebook on March 19, 2020. This week, a video clip from that interview was cut and went viral. In the video, Dr. Fauci can be heard telling Zuckerburg:

“This would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse.”1

Fauci then goes on to explain that this was seen with the RSV vaccine study in the 1960’s where many children who later came in contact with the virus went on to become sicker than unvaccinated children, including two who died. A vaccine developed for HIV had similar results.

What is ADE?

Antibody-dependent Enhancement (ADE) is a paradoxical situation where the antibodies created by the vaccine act more as a Trojan horse ushering the antigen into the cell versus protecting the body from the infection. In the situation of ADE, the vaccine in fact does not produce, or inhibits neutralizing antibodies that would be the body’s defense system against the viral antigens and instead is working on behalf of the viral antigen.

The RSV vaccine for children never made it past the trials after being determined it was not safe and doing more harm than good.

In the late 1960s, children in Washington, DC received an RSV vaccine in which the virus was inactivated with formalin. Eighty percent of the children given the shot were hospitalized with severe respiratory disease, and two died. Many scientists had thought the formalin was responsible for the vaccine’s problems, but the chemical has been used safely in other vaccines.

For eight years, Polack and his team have been investigating why the vaccine caused the illness, known as enhanced respiratory disease, or ERD. They started by examining tissue from the lungs of the two patients who died, and comparing the effects of the vaccine to RSV itself in mice.

The problem, they report this month in the journal Nature Medicine, was that the children’s antibodies were not binding strongly enough to the inactivated virus to produce a protective immune response. Instead, the antibodies were dragging the dead virus with them, triggering a massive attack by other arms of the immune system.2

Safety Studies Not Designed to Detect ADE

In reference to the COVID vaccines, Nature states:

Should it occur, ERD caused by human vaccines will first be observed in larger phase II and/or phase III efficacy trials that have sufficient infection events for statistical comparisons between the immunized and placebo control study arms. Safety profiles of COVID-19 vaccines should be closely monitored in real time during human efficacy trials, especially for vaccine modalities that may have a higher theoretical potential to cause immunopathology.3

The biggest challenge to observing the ERD caused by ADE in the COVID vaccines is that as soon as the vaccines received EUA, the placebo group was unblinded and given the option to take the vaccine. There is no control group to follow and compare to. Monitoring in real time is no longer possible.4

Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC has also issued warning in regard to ADE as far back as August when she stated:

“Additionally, reports from our international colleagues, including Israel, suggest increased risk of severe disease amongst those vaccinated early.”5

Hold the Phone — Doc’s Thoughts:

ADE is certainly a reason for concern. We know that, as these antibodies wane, the risks increase. Now that there is no placebo, how do we compare? Only those who remain unvaccinated will be able to be a control group of sorts.

There are so many reasons to be concerned when it comes to adverse events to these vaccines. We’ve heard for nearly a year, now, about the growing numbers of reports to VAERS. Now at 946,461 reports, it is clear that cases of myocarditis, blood clots, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, women’s health problems, and other nervous system disorders aren’t “rare,” and warrant a halt.

Now these vaccines are being given to children. Many of these kids already have natural immunity and no need for the vaccine. What happens when over the course of their lives they come into contact with this virus? We don’t know, and we won’t because the trials were unblinded.

We can help. At The Wellness Way, we can test for antibodies and neutralizing antibodies specific to COVID as well as the T-cells and B-cells that will help the immune system retain the memory of the antigen and be prepared to mount a response if you ever come in contact with it again. If you have concerns with other areas of your immune response, including allergies, we can help there as well.

Don’t react out of fear–start from a position of knowledge. Your body was designed with an amazing innate immune system, an adaptive immune system, and was created for function and health. Reach out to a Wellness Way clinic and get started on your journey.


2Reuters: Research shows why 1960s RSV shot sickened children

3Nature: Antibody-dependent enhancement and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies

4BMJ: Covid-19: Should vaccine trials be unblinded?

5Rumble: Antibody Dependent Enhancement


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