I am no expert on medical science, the new vaccine, etc. I might even be the opposite of an expert! But an article written to encourage us all about the vaccine offers this:
A new viral-caused respiratory illness was first discovered in the Hubei province of China in December 2019. A few weeks later, cells from infected patients were used to isolate this new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which was named the SARS-CoV-2. By Jan. 11, medical researchers in China had sequenced the genome for the coronavirus and posted the details on GenBank, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) genetic sequence database which contains an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.
Two days after the genome was posted, the NIH and Moderna’s infectious disease research team finalized the sequence for a candidate vaccine, mRNA-1273. The biotechnology company then immediately began to manufacture the candidate vaccine for clinical testing. On Feb. 7, a mere 25 days later, the first clinical batch of mRNA-1273 was completed and then proceeded to analytical testing for release.
Did you see it? “By Jan. 11, medical researchers in China had sequenced the genome for the coronavirus and posted the details on GenBank, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) genetic sequence database which contains an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.” Like I said, I’m no expert on this stuff, but there is at least the presence of irony here. Many feel that China intentionally released this virus on the world, yet we are certain that they can be trusted to sequence the genome for the world’s first mRNA vaccine!
The article goes on to say:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, mRNA vaccines have been rigorously tested for safety before being authorized for use in the United States. And while the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have received priority attention by federal regulators, they still go through the same rigorous safety assessment as all vaccines before they are authorized or approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.
First of all, this vaccine is the first of its type!
If an mRNA vaccine was approved for coronavirus, it would be the first of its type. ‘It’s a very unique way of making a vaccine and, so far, no (such) vaccine has been licenced for infectious disease,’ said Prof. Bekeredjian-Ding.
Second, this vaccine is not approved!
WHAT IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
1 Revised: December 2020
The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
So, we can all feel good about the virus except for the following items at least:
- it was engineered on the backs of Chinese research
- it is the first mRNA vaccine
- it is not approved by the FDA but was hurried into use by the FDA because Covid-19 is deemed to be an emergency big enough to warrant the use of a vaccine that has not been fully tested
What do you think?