They knew all along

. . .that the vaccines didn't prevent transmission or infection

Apologies for the F-word in the title. 

Russel Brand, 12 minutes: 

From the description: 

As new documents appear to indicate the entire justification for vaccine mandates may have been based on a falsehood — and that public health officials knew it, whilst the government was strong-arming social media companies to censor alternative views – where does this leave our institutional trust? 

And, I ask, what were (and are) their real aims?