Below, Meryl Nass, MD explains what is known and what remains unknown about the experimental Covid-19 vaccines. Her post was prompted by the fact that her state of Maine requires its Emergency Medical Teams, who refuse the experimental vaccine, to sign a “Declination Form” that contains False and Misleading statements.
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When I learned that the state of Maine has issued a “Declination form” that contains false and misleading statements, and that these forms must be signed by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who refuse to take the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, I realized that I should no longer delay discussing what I know – based on the existing science — about the experimental Covid-19 vaccines.
First the scientific facts:
- Both the Moderna and Pfizer experimental vaccines are made from messenger RNA and lipid nanoparticles containing polyethylene glycol (PEG).
- Messenger RNA (or any RNA) can potentially be converted to DNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase. That DNA potentially, or bits of it, could become linked to your native DNA. While I have no idea how likely this is, I began to take the possibility seriously only after two members of FDA’s advisory committee (the VRBPAC) asked about it during their meeting to approve the Pfizer vaccine on December 10.
(I watched the entire meeting and took copious notes.) Virologists tell us that much of our DNA is, in fact, originally viral DNA that found its way into ours.
- I now consider the potential for vaccine RNA to be converted to DNA and permanently inserted in my DNA a remote possibility–but one that I would like proven wrong before being vaccinated.
- 70% of Americans have pre-existing antibodies to PEG. FDA suspects that these PEG antibodies may be the cause of anaphylaxis post vaccination. The UK recommends against people with severe allergic conditions receiving the mRNA vaccines.
The CDC, however, recommends that people receive it regardless of their allergy history, only asking that those with severe allergies wait an additional 15 minutes (total of 30 minutes) in the clinic in case they need to be resuscitated. Anaphylaxis is occurring at about 10x the rate it occurs after flu vaccine (if the early numbers released by CDC are accurate). Therefore, getting the shot in a drugstore or anywhere that trained physicians are not close by to perform a resuscitation seems like a bad idea.
* However, there are several FDA-licensed drugs as well as vitamins/supplements that are effective against Covid infection. These medications and supplements are safe, and have been used for many decades.
- No vaccines made from messenger RNA nor this type of lipid nanoparticles have ever been injected into humans. We have no idea about their long-term adverse side effects. The clinical trials followed subjects for only 2 months after 2 doses of vaccine, at the time the vaccines were authorized for use.
- Neither the Moderna nor the Pfizer trial enrolled many frail elderly subjects.
Since both vaccines entered general use less than one month ago, we have heard tales of nursing home residents catching Covid-19 or dying in higher numbers after receiving the vaccines. But we do not know if this is a random event or a reaction to vaccination, since reliable data are not yet available.
- Elderly people often fail to mount an immune response to a vaccine; if this is the case, they should not receive the vaccine, because they will be subject to the side effects without the benefit.
- Public health officials have said over and over that they do not know if the vaccines prevent spread. Pfizer’s lead representative to the FDA VRBPAC meeting, Kathrin Jansen, PhD, said that Pfizer did not test human subjects to see if those vaccinated could get and spread the infection.
- But Jansen admitted that Pfizer DID test primates–and found that vaccinated monkeys did get Covid infections despite being vaccinated. Their duration of infection was shorter than in the unvaccinated monkeys.
- Are the data from the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials reliable, especially the claim that both yield 95% efficacy?
- Members of the VRBPAC advisory committee wanted more information. Two of them asked to be given the results between November 14 (the date the data collection ended) and December 10 (the date of the meeting). Separately, at two different times, both FDA and Pfizer refused to provide this vital information to the committee.
- There were relatively few Covid-19 cases in Pfizer’s trial (under 200) despite 40,000 who were enrolled. Peter Doshi, PhD., blogging for the British Medical Journal, noted that 20x as many subjects had Covid-like symptoms as those who were diagnosed as positives using PCR tests, but the much larger group had negative PCR tests.
- We now know that there are large numbers of false positives and false negatives with PCR tests. Cycle threshold information was not supplied. No sequencing was done to assure that PCR positive individuals actually had Covid-19. Without such scientific assurance that the PCR “positive” individuals are actually infected, these data cannot be relied on.
- Both Moderna and Pfizer provided rudimentary information to the FDA to apply for Emergency Use Authorizations—considerably less than is required according to US law, for the FDA to issue a vaccine license. This is a verifiable fact, notwithstanding what Drs. Stephen Hahn and Peter Marks at FDA may have claimed to sooth the public.
- FDA made the incomprehensible decision to NOT perform inspections of the manufacturing facilities of the Covid vaccine manufacturers. What did FDA NOT want to find?
- FDA officials misled its advisory committee by claiming to have reviewed all the manufacturing paperwork supplied to it. That is a far cry from inspecting the facility.
- No one knows how long immunity lasts, if in fact the experimental vaccines do provide some degree of immunity. If it is still possible to catch and spread the virus, on what basis can immunity be claimed?
- For every known vaccine, the immunity it provides is LESS robust and less long-lasting than the immunity obtained from having had the infection. There is no medical justification for people who have had Covid to get vaccinated, inasmuch as they are subjected to all the risks and none of the benefits.
Both experimental mRNA vaccines are comprised of mRNA that codes for the spike proteins. However, the spike itself may have inherent toxicity and cause serious Covid symptoms, according to a very thoughtful review of the literature sent to FDA by Dr. Patrick Whelan, MD, PhD at UCLA.
Furthermore, the article “Molecular Mimicry Between SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoproteins and Mammalian Proteomes: Implications for the Vaccines, published in the journal Immunologic Research by Drs. Darja Kanduc and Yehuda Shoenfeld, showed that “a massive heptapeptide sharing exists between SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and human proteins.”
The sharing was also high with mice but no other animals, and other human coronaviruses lacked this commonality of peptide sequences. What does this mean?
“A massive peptide commonality is present with humans and mice, i.e., [those] organisms that undergo pathologic consequences following SARS-CoV-2 infection.” The authors suggest molecular mimicry as a reason for the massive autoimmune phenomena that occur in late-stage Covid-19.
The paper concludes, “Finally, this study once more reiterates the concept that only vaccines based on minimal immune determines, unique to pathogens and absent in the human proteome, might offer the possibility of safe and efficacious vaccines.” In other words, why would any sane person choose to make a vaccine that produces peptides corresponding to those found in the human body, since the obvious possibility exists that they may induce autoimmunity?
But the business of vaccines produced to fight Covid-19 is thriving:
As reported by FiercePharma: “Aside from J&J, coronavirus vaccines from Novavax and AstraZeneca are in late-stage trials, and a host of other companies are in various stages of research. At a Fierce JPM Week panel (January 12), experts said there will be plenty of need for a “second wave” of coronavirus vaccines.”
False Statements and Veiled Threats in the Maine EMT declination document:
This is a document designed to force Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) to take the experimental vaccine by using false information and veiled threats. For example, the document claims with certainty that one can asymptomatically spread Covid, even up to 10 days. That has not been shown to be true.
- Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, was recorded as acknowledging that asymptomatic spread has never driven an epidemic, although it might occur rarely. We still don’t know with certainty how much asymptomatic spread contributes to cases, but probably very little.
CDC made a claim just this past week that asymptomatic spread could contribute to 59% of cases. CDC officials made this claim based on CDC’s own researchers using modelling and estimates alone. Models can be easily manipulated to support whatever narrative is desired, as we have seen with the totally discredited models of the pandemic by Neil Ferguson at Imperial College and the University of Washington/BMGF.
- Why then, does CDC publish its models of illness, cases and spread, instead of providing the real data that it collects?
The declination document claims that the clinical trials were rigorous. I doubt few who read the trial documents would agree with that. The trials are still in progress. And FDA explicitly said these two vaccines have NOT BEEN APPROVED. They have instead been “authorized” for emergency use only.
But the most pernicious thing about the EMT document is that it was intended to make the decliner feel awful for letting down the team and the community.
- In fact, based on the monkey data — the only data that has been disclosed — you can still spread the virus even after being vaccinated. So the declination document was built on a lie. And, lying document that it is, it is not signed. You don’t know who wrote it because no one was willing to take responsibility. Why are EMTs being made to sign it, and initial every paragraph?
Here is just one of its intimidating passages:
“The consequences of my refusal to be vaccinated could have life-threatening consequences for my health and the health of everyone with whom I am in contact, including my co-workers, my family, and members of the community I serve.”
- When a product is good for you, there is no need to scare or threaten people into taking it. If you are being coerced to do something, that should be a strong clue to avoid it.
- If you become injured by one of these experimental vaccines, the chance of receiving any financial benefit is tiny. The US government has waived the liability of everyone involved, from manufacturers to vaccinators.
* Luckily, vaccines are not the only remedy against coronavirus. There are several FDA-licensed drugs as well as vitamins/supplements that are effective against Covid infection. These medications and supplements are safe, and have been used for many decades. See earlier blog posts for details.
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