Pfizer/BioNTech To Develop mRNA-based Shingles Vaccine

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“Germany’s BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer, which together developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time, say they are working on a shingles shot using the same mRNA technology.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]

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Despite the highly experimental nature of mRNA vaccine technology and the fact that it has no long-term safety data, plans are already being made for an even more widespread rollout of its use. Moderna recently announced that, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it is starting human trials of an mRNA vaccine for HIV. Similarly, BioNTech is developing an mRNA vaccine for malaria, while both Pfizer and Moderna are working on mRNA vaccines for flu. The apparent rush to market these experimental injections clearly continues the pharma industry’s century-long tradition of placing profit over life.

To read how fast-tracking the licensing of new pharma vaccines via the granting of ‘emergency use authorizations’ seems poised to become normal practice for government regulators in future, see this article on our website.

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