In a refreshing flash of honesty, Pfizer’s website acknowledged that its COVID-19 vaccine is not FDA approved:
“The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).”
In other words, the vaccine is experimental. It has not completed the FDA’s standard safety and efficacy testing and was only authorized for temporary emergency use. You could be forgiven for not knowing that because government, media and medical authorities have obscured this fact. The New York Times stated the Pfizer and Modern COVID-19 vaccines are “approved for full use.” Fact checker alert: False. John Hopkins University claimed all vaccines must meet the FDA’s rigorous safety and efficacy standards, but neglected to mention the emergency authorization is based on a lesser, arbitrary standard. At a vaccine rollout event, the grandfatherly Dr. Fauci proclaimed, “I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine.” Okay, but it is still unapproved and experimental. The question remains: Are the COVID-19 vaccines truly safe?
No Substitute for Time
It normally takes 10 to 15 years to develop and approve new vaccines. Years of testing are needed to know the short- and long-term effects. There is no substitute for time. Some adverse reactions, such as autoimmune diseases, infertility and cancers, may take months or years to manifest. We also want to know how long immunity lasts. Is it days, months, years? The COVID-19 vaccines were developed and authorized in only a matter of months. Phase III trials spanned all of 10 weeks. Nobody truly knows how safe or effective the vaccines are because testing was woefully shortened. We will not know until after the majority of our population is vaccinated. If something goes terribly wrong, it will be too late.
The new mRNA vaccine technology used by Pfizer and Moderna has never been approved before for human use (and still is not). In fact, these products are not even vaccines. A vaccine is a substance that stimulates an immune reaction to create antibodies against a particular disease. The mRNA technology uses genetic engineering to cause the cells in our body to manufacture spike proteins of the coronavirus, provoking an autoimmune-type reaction where our immune system attacks what our own cells are making. What could possibly go wrong with that?
Adverse Events and PEG Allergies
We can look at the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for an idea of what has gone wrong so far. VAERS is a passive or voluntary reporting system for vaccine reactions. Famously, a report funded by the Department of Health and Human Services found it contained less than 1% of adverse reactions. So, it is only a snapshot. From the COVID-19 vaccine’s introduction on 12/15/20 through 1/22/21 (5 weeks), VAERS reported 9,795 adverse reactions to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, including 285 deaths. (If these represent only 1%, then the real figures may be closer to 979,500 adverse events and 28,500 deaths.) Reactions ranged from headache, fatigue and nausea to convulsions, seizures and anaphylactic shock. Most of the people who died after vaccination were over age 65. I suspect the frail bodies of some elderly cannot handle the stress of the vaccine and their bodies succumb. Officials in Norway came to the same conclusion after 23 people died shortly after receiving their first dose. Sadly, Idaho began vaccinating the elderly on Feb. 1 without regard for this grim risk.
We also know the majority of people have antibodies against an ingredient in the vaccine, polyethylene glycol (PEG), which may cause an allergic reaction. A small but nontrivial percentage of people have high levels of PEG antibodies and are at risk of severe reactions including anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal without immediate medical intervention. If you decide to get the vaccine, get it near a hospital.
Even More Serious Safety Questions
Beyond what we know about the vaccines, there is what we do not know.
Could the vaccines alter DNA? Every cell in our bodies contains our unique DNA, the blueprint for life. Cells transcribe portions of DNA to create messenger RNA (mRNA), which ribosomes read like software code to manufacture proteins. The mRNA vaccines push synthetic RNA into our cells and hijack the ribosomes to create spike proteins of the coronavirus. This process of pushing mRNA into cells is called RNA transfection. Gene editing technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 also use RNA transfection to genetically modify living cells. While the CDC claims the vaccines do not alter DNA, it is at least concerning that scientists also use the same technique to modify DNA. Personally, I am not satisfied DNA mutation could not occur, even in an unexpected or unusual way. Furthermore, Pfizer’s clinical trial protocols stated: “No testing of the participant’s DNA will be performed.” If they are not testing DNA, how can they definitively claim DNA mutation does not occur?
Could the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility? Pfizer admits that an amino acid sequence in the coronavirus spike protein matches the syncytin-1 protein found in human placentas and gametes (sperm). Is it possible the vaccine will cause a person’s immune system to target syncytin-1 in their reproductive system and cause infertility? Pfizer said no but, again, did not test for it. With no hard science to back their denial, the question remains open.
Could the vaccines make COVID-19 symptoms worse through antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)? Previous attempts to develop vaccines for the SARS and MERS coronaviruses failed during animal testing because the vaccinated animals died when exposed to the wild virus. Instead of developing antibodies that neutralized the viruses, the animals developed non-neutralizing antibodies that paradoxically enhanced the viruses’ ability to enter cells and spread and made the disease significantly worse. This is a known problem with coronaviruses that was discovered in the 1960s when developing the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine. During a human trial, vaccinated children were exposed to the virus and 80% had to be hospitalized and two died because of an ADE effect. Pfizer claims their vaccine creates neutralizing antibodies for COVID-19, but what about the mutated strains popping up around the world? Could it become non-neutralizing for one of them? If so, we would have a much more serious pandemic on our hands – among the vaccinated.
Alternative Treatments – Is a Vaccine Necessary?
The question should also be asked, do we need a vaccine at all? Despite the government and media’s drumbeat of COVID-19 fearmongering, the survival rate for people not in a nursing home is 99.74%. The survival rate for people under 40 is 99.99%. By comparison, the Idaho Emergency Operations Plan defines a pandemic as having less than 98.5% survival rate, which only holds true for the vulnerable age group of people over 70, especially those with serious health issues. This begs the question as to why a more targeted approach to managing COVID-19 was not taken, instead of the broad and destructive lockdowns and restrictions.
Most COVID-19 deaths and ICU admissions could have been avoided with common, inexpensive medicines. Medical studies have long shown that vitamin D reduces the risk and severity of respiratory virus illnesses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with a 77% increased risk of contracting COVID-19. A study in Spain found a 96% reduction in ICU admissions for COVID-19 patients supplemented with vitamin D. The region of Andalusia, Spain, distributed vitamin D to nursing home residents and saw an 82% decrease in COVID-19 deaths. Why did the CDC never recommend it? My family began supplementing vitamin D and C in January 2020 and then we all got COVID-19 in June. For my youngest daughter, it was only one day of fatigue. My wife and I, who are in our 40s, were back working out within a week, thankfully.
There is a mountain of scientific evidence that ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (paired with zinc) are highly effective in preventing and curing COVID-19. These drugs are off-patent and inexpensive. Dr. Fauci’s own National Institute of Health has known since 2005 that chloroquine could be effective against coronaviruses. More recently, Dr. Pierre Kory testified in a senate hearing about the unbelievable results of using ivermectin.
We had the ability to treat COVID-19 all along, yet the FDA and CDC ignored these easy, inexpensive treatments in favor of Operation Warp Speed, an $18 billion boondoggle to rush experimental vaccines to market. I will leave it to the reader to imagine the motivations and agendas behind this decision, though one is glaringly obvious. There is little money to be made in vitamins and off-patent drugs, but $$$ billions to be made in patented vaccines with the government funding R&D and guaranteeing a huge market and zero product liability for the pharmaceutical companies. As the saying goes, follow the money.
Where Is Informed Consent?
In the wake of the Nuremberg Trials after World War 2, the terrible medical experiments in concentration camps inspired the creation of a set of ethical principles for medical experimentation called the Nuremberg Code. The cornerstone of this code is informed consent without duress. Let me ask: Were you told the COVID-19 vaccines are experimental? Were you fully informed about the risks of adverse reactions, both known and unknown? Were you informed that effective alternative therapies exist? Do you feel pressure to take this vaccine from your workplace or because of potential travel or other restrictions?
People can make their own decisions about taking these vaccines. But there is a grave violation here on the part of medical and government authorities for failing to fully inform.