In a recent interview with Robert Kennedy Jr., he summarized the history of coronavirus vaccine development, which began after 3 SARS epidemics had broken out, starting in early Y 2002. And 2 of the 3 epidemics were lab-created organisms. Chinese, Americans and Europeans all started working on a coronavirus vaccine and around Y 2012, there were some 30 promising candidates.
As explained by Mr. Kennedy, the 4 best vaccine candidates were then given to ferrets, which are the closest analogue to human lung infections. Mr.
Kennedy explained what happened next: “The ferrets had an extraordinarily good antibody response, and that is the metric by which FDA licenses vaccines … They do a serological response [test to] see ‘Did you develop in your blood antibodies to that target virus?’ The ferrets developed very strong antibodies, so they thought, ‘We hit the jackpot.’ All 4 of these vaccines … worked like a charm.
Then something terrible happened. Those ferrets were then exposed to the wild virus, and they all died. They developed inflammation in all their organs, their lungs stopped functioning and they died …
The same thing had happened in the 1960’s when they tried to develop an RSV vaccine, which is an upper respiratory illness very similar to coronavirus.
At the time, they did not test it on animals. They went right to human testing. They tested it on I think about 35 children, and the same thing happened. The children developed a champion antibody response; robust, durable.
It looked perfect, but when the children were exposed to the wild virus, they all became sick. 2 of them died. They abandoned the vaccine. It was a big embarrassment to FDA and NIH.”
Now, many of the C-19 coronavirus vaccines in the running are using mRNA to instruct our cells to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (S protein), in other words, the glycoprotein that attaches to the ACE2 receptor of the cell. This is the 1st stage of the 2-stage process viruses use to gain entry into cells.
The idea is that by creating the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, the immune system will commence production of antibodies, without making 1 sick in the process. But are they in fact checking which of the 2 types of antibodies this process will produce.
The Big Q: Will injecting mRNA trigger the production of neutralizing antibodies or will it produce binding/nonneutralizing antibodies?
The Big A: Simply checking for antibody response may not be enough.
Note of Caution: Fast-Tracked Swine Flu vaccine caused genetic alterations, stay tuned…
Have a healthy Memorial Day weekend, Keep the Faith!