mRNA Vaccines – What You Need To Know

Because you won’t read about this in the usual ‘dumbed-down’ media publications and you certainly will not hear about it from your government health officials, I feel it is necessary to cover in detail everything we know, and do not know about mRNA vaccines. 

What is a mRNA based Vaccine?

Traditional vaccines work by injecting the body with a weakened or even killed virus along with some an adjuvant to help the body create an immune response. The immune system learns how to deal with the virus and thus improving the body’s reaction to the virus if they were to meet again.

Pfizer and Moderna’s new COVID-19 Vaccine though does not use this approach, they have opted to try a new technology. A technology, I should add, that has never been authorized for public use, until now that is.

An mRNA based vaccine however does not contain the virus, it contains a piece of genetically modified m(essenger)RNA which tell cells within the body to create an antigen.

You literally begin to create elements of the virus in your own body.

An RNA vaccine consists of an mRNA strand that codes for a disease-specific antigen. Once the mRNA strand in the vaccine is inside the body’s cells, the cells use the genetic information to produce the antigen. This antigen is then displayed on the cell surface, where it is recognised by the immune system. – PHG Foundation[1]

The main point to take home here is that this is new technology, the long term consequences are currently unknown. Though as eternal vaccine optimists like to point out:

Human trials of cancer vaccines using the same mRNA technology have been taking place since 2011. “If there was a real problem with the technology, we’d have seen it before now for sure,” – Medical Express[2]

The problem with this is, the main concerns surrounding mRNA technology is auto-immune issues and cancer patients already have a severely compromised immune system, therefore determining whether the mRNA based treatments have been having a detrimental effect would be virtually impossible.

It’s also worth putting the vaccine production for this virus into perspective. During the 2002-2003 SARS-1 outbreak, it took almost 2 years for a vaccine to be ready for human testing in clinical trials, despite the fact that concerns about safety were still unresolved.

Cause for Concern

We should approach these new vaccines with a high level of caution, simply because there are genuine concerns surrounding the technology and we don’t have any long-term studies to help us dismiss or confirm these concerns.

Professor R.F Quinjano a toxicologist from the Philippines is no stranger to upsetting the apple cart.  

In 2000 he published “Poisoned Lives’ which documented pesticide poisoning in banana plantations of local agribusiness giant, Lapandav Agricultural Development Corp. What followed was a discrediting campaign which almost cost him his medical license, but more importantly his high-standing reputation.

Over 100 civil society groups from 47 countries urged Philippine authorities to dismiss what they deem as a malicious case filed against Filipino doctor, scientist and internationally recognized health expert, Dr. Romeo F. Quijano. The case was dropped.

Dr. Quijano, a retired Pharmacology and Toxicology professor in the College of Medicine, University of Philippines (Manila) is an internationally recognized expert on chemical safety and health, and his work has been noted and recognized by numerous institutions.

In 2005, Dr. Quijano received the prestigious Jennifer Altman Foundation Award, which honors the pursuit of science in the public interest.

In 2009 the University of Philippines Medical Alumni Society awarded Dr. Quijano its Outstanding Community Service Award. Between 1998 and 2007, Dr. Quiano served as NGO representative to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS), receiving its Special Recognition Award on behalf of IPEN, in 2003 for which he served as co-chair. –[3]

I am telling you this because I want you to understand that the following statements of concern made, are by someone with credibility, someone who’s life’s work has been dedicated in protecting people.

Dr. Quijano raises the following concerns in an article entitled ‘Hazards of the COVID-19 Vaccine'[4]:

1. Exogenous mRNA is inherently immunostimulatory, and this feature of mRNA could be beneficial or detrimental. It may provide adjuvant activity, and it may inhibit antigen expression and negatively affect the immune response.

2. A mRNA-based vaccine could also induce potent type I interferon responses, which have been associated not only with inflammation but also potentially with autoimmunity. 

3. Another potential safety issue could derive from the extracellular RNA which has been shown to increase the permeability of tightly packed endothelial cells and may promote blood coagulation and pathological thrombus formation.

4. Another danger of mRNA vaccines is the use of biotech “carrier systems” involving lipid nanoparticles (LNPs). LNPs “encapsulate the mRNA constructs to protect them from degradation and promote cellular uptake,” and additionally, rev up the immune system.

The LNP formulations in the three mRNA Covid-19 vaccines are also “PEGylated,” meaning that the vaccine nanoparticles are coated with a synthetic, non-biodegradable and increasingly controversial polymer called polyethylene glycol (PEG).

LNPs could contribute to one or more of the following: immune reactions, infusion reactions, complement reactions, opsonation reactions, antibody reactions or reactions to the PEG from some lipids or PEG otherwise associated with the LNP, as well as adverse reactions within liver pathways or degradation of the mRNA or the LNP, any of which could lead to significant adverse events.

5. Furthermore, PEG can also provoke severe neuropsychiatric symptoms in offsprings, including mood swings, rage, phobias and paranoia. Investigators who once assumed that the polymer was largely “inert” are now questioning its biocompatibility and warning about PEGylated particles’ promotion of tumor growth and adverse immune responses that include “probably underdiagnosed” life-threatening anaphylaxis. [4]

Quijano also shares his concerns with the vector-based COVID-19 vaccines in the same article[4].

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