Today ABC News published this article claiming the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine is 90% effective. So who says the vaccine is 90% effective? Pfizer does. There have been no peer reviewed studies, no scientific documents, no data around the inert placebo used in the trials (if in fact there was one), nothing. Just a press release from the company that stands to make $15 billion dollars from the windfall which is a Covid-19 vaccine.
Firstly, let us talk efficacy versus effective. Vaccine efficacy is calculated through clinical trials, like the Pfizer/BioNTech trial. Vaccine effectiveness is measured out in the real world, once the vaccine has been approved for use in the general population. This vaccine started phase three trials in July, that is a mere 90 days ago. The clinical trials are light on detail and opaque at best, with no raw data being released for public consumption. The announcement was made via press release, not a peer-reviewed journal paper, and it did not include the vaccine/placebo breakdown of infected participants.
Pfizer are developing a vaccine using mRNA technology which has never been approved for use on humans because of the immense dangers involved in altering human DNA forever.
Australia has just signed an agreement to receive 10 million doses of this Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which “contains genetic material messenger called mRNA. It injects people with the genetic material necessary to grow the "spike protein" of SARS-CoV-2 inside their own cells, eliciting an immune response the body will remember when it encounters the real virus.” This information is located within this announcement article from the Age.
Scientists and ethicists are abounding alarms about this new, untested, and very controversial experimental RNA technology. Instead of injecting an antigen and adjuvant as with traditional vaccines, this technology plugs a small piece of coronavirus genetic code into human cells, altering DNA throughout the human body and programming our cells to produce antibodies to fight the virus. MRNA vaccines are a form of genetic engineering called “germ line editing”, with these genetic alterations passed down to future generations. In January the Geneva Statement, the world’s leading ethicists and scientists, called for an end to this kind of experimentation. You can read the full statement here.
Not only is this technology (which has never been authorised for use on human beings) extremely dangerous, it has never been tested long term. Again, these phase three trials have lasted just 90 days, and this injection will alter your DNA, and the DNA of your future generations, forever.
Shockingly, in this article Pfizer admits it is still collecting safety data and plans to apply for emergency authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration in late November. Again, the safety data is not available to the public in raw form. Pfizer says so far “no serious safety concerns have been observed”, but who is gauging what is serious or not? Covid 19 vaccines trials have been plagued with issues like transverse myelitis and death, which are quickly swept under the rug as “no direct link to the vaccines” are found. Direct links of adverse effects to vaccines are rarely found, although over $4billion dollars being paid out in the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program would indicate otherwise.
Dr Plotkin, emeritus professor of paediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, told RN Breakfast “That there is early efficacy of 90 per cent is great, but ... we don't know whether the vaccine protects against infection, so that individuals who are vaccinated won't be able to excrete the virus and infect other people, as a scientist I would have to wait for those other data before I could decide whether or not this is really as promising as it sounds."
The article clearly explains that the vaccine reduces symptoms but does not stop a person from becoming infected or infectious. This is learned through rushed clinical trials which have skipped the very integral animal testing phase altogether.
It has just been announced that CSL will begin to manufacture the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of November locally in Australia, before it has even finished their phase three trials and safety testing. Hundreds of millions of dollars being poured into manufacturing of a product which is not yet authorised seems to be a very big commercial gamble, unless those making these decisions know something we do not.
What is the mad rush to develop a vaccine, in this case DNA altering, to simply reduce flu like symptoms? According to CDC data, 99.4% of the global population regardless of age or race will survive Covid-19, without any issues. The survival rate of the flu is set at 99% by the World Health Organisation estimates.
Without the Covid-19 pandemic, it is evident that mRNA technology was not going to be authorised for human use anytime soon. Would you take a rushed-to-market DNA altering vaccine which has not been safety tested?