When one observes the behavior of the CDC and the other medical authorities over the course of the COVID crisis, one is struck by many things. But one of these is that these authoritative bodies have issued a carnival of retractions over time.

And on Tuesday, April 13, another gargantuan retraction has been made by the CDC and the FDA. These organizations are now recommending a temporary halt to giving people the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

The reason for this seems to be that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be linked to the appearance of what official statements have called “a rare & severe type of blood clot.”

The Conspiracy Theories Apparently Come True

Each of the six blood clot cases occurred in otherwise healthy people and happened anywhere from six to 13 days after the patients in question were given the Johnson & Jonson vaccine.

Since all of the people in question were women between the ages of 18 and 48, they were not at high risk of death or serious complications from COVID-19, which unfortunately now means that they almost certainly would have been better off without the vaccine.

Even if they had not been vaccinated and had caught COVID-19, these women would all almost certainly have quickly recovered.

On a Twitter thread written by the FDA, the organization announced, in part, that “Today the FDA and @CDCgov issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 vaccine. We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.”

Johnson & Johnson also issued a statement addressing the issue, which said that, “We are aware that thromboembolic including those with thrombocytopenia have been reported with COVID-19 vaccines,” though the company insists “no clear causal relationship has been established” between these events and the vaccine.

Critics of the COVID vaccines have long claimed that because they were rushed to the public so quickly, there was no time to properly study them or determine what their long-term effects would be on the people to whom they were administered. Thus, though the FDA now insists that the adverse events which we have already seen are “extremely rare,” it’s impossible to say how many more adverse events will be linked to the vaccine in the fullness of time.

Specifically, mRNA vaccines like the one from Johnson & Johnson make body cells produce spike proteins that are the same as those found on the coronavirus. But these spike proteins have the ability to make cells stick together. If this happens, the resulting cell clumps can turn into clots.

The fact that such critics have generally been forced off of major social media platforms and prevented from publicly airing their concerns only makes this retraction even more damaging to the credibility of the FDA, the CDC, Johnson & Johnson, and the rest of the medical establishment.

It now appears that there was at least some truth to what these vaccine critics had been saying. And if they were silenced and deplatformed for trying to say it, that should make thoughtful and honest people wonder what else these vaccine critics might be right about.