The mRNA COVID19 announcement marks a new era of preservative free vaccines

Have you been keeping up with the news lately? Over the last decade or so we have seen a trend that was sweeping the nation, and that was the rise of the “anti-vaxxer” community. A new group of moms and dads that were refusing to give shots to their children being raised in the 21st century.

Chicken pox parties, herd immunity, and religious exemptions make up around 15–20% of the country surveyed that do not believe it is important to vaccinate their children. A big drop in confidence just in the last two decades. In two polls 45% of American adults doubted vaccine safety in 2019, and over half have said they would not volunteer for a vaccine that would help prevent the spread of the corronavirus.

“The survey indicates 11% of U.S. adults believe vaccines are “more dangerous than the diseases they prevent,” while 10% think vaccines cause autism and 46% weren’t sure — a claim that, despite being repeatedly debunked, is at the center of the anti-vaccine movement.” — USA Today (1/14/20)

The concerns were legitimate but were they based in any real fact? In 1986 President Ronald Reagan passed the the National Childhood Vaccine Act which exempt vaccine companies from lawsuits after the Swine Flu Vaccine of 1976 which left over 500 Americans with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but also setup a national vaccine industry registry for compensation to victims by 1990. As the story goes it was also found by 60 Minutes that Dr. John Anthony Morris was suppressed from reporting that known side effects, as it was worried that if we did nothing we would see a massive outbreak.

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After Desert Storm the United States FDA sued and forced the military to stop handing out anthrax vaccines after they forced all basic training troops, when it was found that 85% of troops who received an anthrax shot had an adverse reaction when it became mandatory from 1998–2002. This included seizures, memory problems, and what many called “gulf war syndrome” that led to hundreds of soldiers leaving the military.

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For the longest time the vaccine industry had no incentive to produce a cleaner product. Every year there are around 40,000 reports added to the vaccine industry database. One of the arguments that spawned the anti-vaccine movement was a want and demand for “cleaner” ingredients. A lot of passionate figureheads in the movement from Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg, Jim Carey, Jessica Biel, and Rosie O’Donnell. Well the industry may have been listening to their very real demands and we may be evolving. Everyone should be paying close attention this year.

Jim Carrey speaking at “Green Our Vaccines” rally in Washington DC on June 4, 2008. (Ngan/Getty)

So that begs the question that we need to ask to get a better understanding of what is inside a vaccine and why there is a concern. Does the industry really just want to poison children for profit? What exactly goes into making a vaccine and why has that led to much controversy over the last century?

Since the beginning of the science of immunization and vaccination, we have been incubating viruses inside bird eggs since the 1930's. As other field of medicine have largely advanced over the course of the last century, the science behind vaccination has really not until now? The inherit problem of a chicken egg itself is that it is an extremely dirty process of making medicine. A bird egg is loaded with harmful pathogens that could make us sick, and the weakened virus can multiply out of control. In order to make a vaccine effective you need to overcome the good cells with the bad cells, by loading up the ingredients list with adjuvants and preservatives. This kills bacteria that would be harmful to humans, while increasing the immune response to the vaccine making it even more effective while keeping it in a weakened state.

What is an adjuvant and why is it added to a vaccine?

The US government keeps millions of chickens in secret farms

The adjuvants can include aluminum. The preservatives that have been used to kill off pathogens before it enters your body antibiotics, formaldehyde, or thimerosal and this is the way we had made vaccines for over a century. Going into the 21st century there began to appear a new science emerging as chemists in America sought to find the new breakthrough in vaccine science. Never before in history have we been able to grow a virus outside of an egg. The concern was as the list of required vaccines has drastically increased over the last two decades, so has the exposure to these preservatives and metallic adjuvants. Going into the 21st century there began to appear a new science emerging as chemists in labs in American sought to find the new breakthrough in vaccine science. First attempt by Penn State research chemist Kaitlin Kariko back in 1995. Never before in history have we been able to grow a virus outside of an egg, but one woman was really one of the pioneers in the state of Connecticut.

*thimerosal is no longer used in childhood vaccines

Laboratory technician injecting influenza virus into hens eggs in Belgrade, Serbia May 3rd, 2020. (CNN)

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“Conventional vaccine-making is a dirty process. The endotoxin loads with egg-based vaccines are far greater than in a recombinant protein vaccine. That’s one reason they need to add preservatives. Bacterial endotoxins in vaccines can trigger flu-like syndromes or other more dangerous reactions, which are sometimes attributed to the vaccine itself.”— Dr. Manon Cox

That woman was Dr. Manon Cox who saw excitement in a new vaccine technology called recombinant DNA technology, a method of manufacturing which has figured out how to make vaccines outside of eggs and under the microscope in the lab. She sold her Flublok vaccine to Sanofi Pasteur, a company based in France that specializes in mRNA technology. It’s currently on the market at Walgreens and Right Aid in New York City since 2017, and became the first commercial RNA flu shot available in America. For the first time having an egg allergy was no longer a problem.

At the same time period we saw another company out in France which labeled themselves Organic Vaccines, started by Nobel Prize Laureate Bruce Beutler. For the past decade since 2014 they have been developing a series of products that are made from human DNA rather than animal DNA, by storing volunteers own white blood cell bank. In 2018 they developed their own HPV, flu, and believe it or not a form of coronavirus vaccine.

In 2014, Organic Vaccines LLC, a 98% held subsidiary of Organic Vaccines Plc, has entered into a commercial evaluation license agreement with the US National Institutes of Health and a three-year collaborative agreement with the US National Cancer Institute, with a principal goal of developing human monoclonal antibody-based techniques targeting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (MERS-CoV). — Organic Vaccines

This was an exciting new development that was taking place. After all wasn’t Jim Carey and Jenny McCarthy fighting for a green vaccine? New fear was formed when in the year 2020 we experienced the deadliest pandemic since the Spanish Flu, as to whether vaccines would soon become compulsory if you wanted to participate in modern society again.

The realities are this. Right now over half of the American public say they would refuse a COVID19 vaccine, and reports of potential “side effects” began to sweep the internet. The country was watching closely as no one knew how long it would take produce a working vaccine. At the same time the public was growing ever more suspicious about in their trust for the White House, so much so that Governor Of New York Andrew Cuomo and other states selected Nobel Prize Laureates, to setup a review board for a second approval of the vaccine ingredients while it is being released from the public. This is one of the first times any state has done this.

“So we’re in a situation now where half the people in the country are saying, I don’t know if I should trust the vaccine. A number of states New York included setup a separate scientific panel that will review the FDA’s approval to give people confidence the approval process.” — Governor Andrew Cuomo (11/13/2020)

The movement for cleaner vaccines went mainstream on November 13th, when Pfizer announced a 90% effectiveness rate on technology they pushed behind their recombinant DNA COVID19 BioNTech, working with a biotechnology company based out in Germany. The ingredients list was posted on dailymed journals, and contains zero adjuvants or preservatives.

PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE- rna ingredient

The inactive ingredients of the Pfizer list are as follows; SUCROSE (6 mg [sugar]), LIPID ALC-0315 (0.43 mg [4-hydroxybutyl] [azanediyl]bis [hexanediol]bis[2-hexyldecanoate]), SODIUM CHLORIDE (0.36 mg [salt]), SODIUM PHOSPHATE (0.07 mg [salt]), LIPID ALC-0159 (0.05 mg [polyethylene glycol], [tetradecyl acetamide]), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (0.01 mg [salt]), MONOBASIC POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE (0.01 mg [salt])

MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE Fact Sheet

The inactive ingredients of the Moderna list are as follows; SUCROSE (43.5 mg [sugar]), TROMETHAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE (1.18 mg [alkalizer]), LIPID SM-102 (0.48 mg [proprietary]), LIPID PEG-2000-DMG (0.48 mg [polyethylene glycol], [dimyristoyl glycerol]), LIPID DSPC (0.48 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine), CHOLESTEROL (0.48 mg), TROMETHAMINE (0.31 mg) [alkalizer]), SODIUM ACETATE (0.12 mg [salt]), and ACETIC ACID (0.043 mg [vinegar])

Information for Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

The inactive ingredients of the AstraZeneca list are as follows; L-HISTIDINE, L-HISTIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE MONOHYDRATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE (salt), POLYSORBATE 80, ETHANOL, SUCROSE (SUGAR), SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT), DISODIUM EDETATE DIHYDRATE (SALT), WATER

Here are the inactive ingredients of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine that is coming out. Very similar to the AstraZeneca as it is based on a genetically modified adenovirus instead of RNA technology. However it is also preservative, latex, and egg free since it was created in a lab. If you read the ingredients list it also contains zero heavy metal adjuvants.

Janssen COVID19 Vaccine Fact Sheet For Caregivers

The inactive ingredients of the Janssen list are as follows; citric acid, monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, ethanol (instead of PEG), 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HBCD), polysorbate-80, sodium chloride (salt).

I typed in the ingredients of vaccines into the EWG database. Here is an analysis of all of the ingredients. They contain no heavy metals, no antibiotics, and no chemical preservative. The cleanest vaccine out of the bunch turned out to be the Astra Zeneca followed by Pfizer. The questionable ingredient that first alarmed me were the words found in the Pfizer 4-hydroxybutyl a nitrosamine, which is a lab chemical that is commonly used to induce high-grade invasive cancerous tumors in the urinary bladder of mice for cancer research. However, not all chemical names are the same. With 4-hydroxybutyl nitrosamine, the nitrosamine is carcinogenic and the 4-hydroxybutyl is just binded to it… it’s part of the mixture. In the vaccine, the 4-hydroxybutyl isn’t binded to a nitrosamine but instead is binded to Azanediyl. Not the same carcinogenic like BBN is.

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/N-Butyl-N-_4-hydroxybutyl_nitrosamine

Even if it were carcinogenic which it is not, the study was done in concentrations of 90 to 180 mg which is far greater than in the vaccine. Even though it is however the second most concentrated inactive ingredient in the product, but it would take 300 years in that concentrate to do any harm, and it’s also spread out overtime instead of in a concentrated dose. Your body detoxes everything that enters it. The Moderna formula contains a secret proprietary ingredient undisclosed. The only other questionable ingredient in the Moderna I will single out is 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-PC which is not listed as hazardous material, but according to the Cayman Chemical SDS, it may be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption and may cause eye, skin, or respiratory system irritation. However they also noted the toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated. It also warns to immediately wash skin with soap and plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and remove clothing.

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/n-butyl-n-4-hydroxybutyl-nitrosamine

Here is the kicker though. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines contain PEG or polyethylene glycol. The CDC is currently investigating whether the presence of PEG is contributing to some of the allergic reactions which have been so far associated with the COVID vaccines, albeit 1 in 1,000,000 chance of being allergic to the compound. There are some speculate that PEG could be contaminated with small amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane because of the ethoxylation method of production. Others speculate it could also be based on where the PEG is sourced and it’s quality and that manufactures can avoid this. Exposure to ethylene glycol during its production, processing and clinical use has been linked to increased incidents of leukemia as well as several types of cancer. However it should be known that PEG has been used in medications for decades with no severe side effects, and that there is no proof there is any contamination. It is still not proven what has caused asphyxiation in the extreme minority of those who received the shot. If it makes you feel any better, the Pfizer vaccine contains 10X less PEG than the Moderna, and the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca contain none of that ingredient. It would make sense because Pfizer picked a dose far lower than Moderna’s to minimize side effects, its top scientist said.

Pfizer picked a vaccine dose far lower than Moderna’s to minimize side effects

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Now incredibly, the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Jenssen by Johnson & Johnson contains the cleanest and safest ingredients by far if you are concerned about allergic skin reactions from PEG. They use corn derived ethanol instead of polyethylene glycol, and no other ingredient in the inactive list registered as hazardous material, skin or lung irritant, or as a carcinogen. The CDC is actually recommending that those who are concerned about having an allergic reaction to PEG go with Johnson & Johnson which is being used on patients with sensitive skin allergies.

CDC Staff Teases New Guidance for Those Allergic to COVID Vax

“Patients who experienced an allergic reaction to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines could potentially be eligible to receive the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, CDC staff said on a Tuesday call with clinicians. Currently, patients can be eligible to receive the Johnson & Johnson adenovirus vaccine after receiving one dose of mRNA vaccine only in special circumstances, but the agency is preparing new guidance about this vaccine specifically for individuals with contraindications to the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna products.” — MedPage Today

The Jenssen contains an ingredient known as HBCD and if you googled that you would find that it’s used as a flame retardant and you may have outright panicked. However in more careful study and consideration you will find that cyclodextrin is being used in environmentally safe flame retardant to replace the conventional polyurethane. Dextrins are the acid or enzyme catalyzed hydrolysis products of starch of different sources, such as potatoes, rice, and wheat. Their formation depends on the type of bacteria digesting the starch. You can read about it below.

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These are the two that also contains the genetically modified viruses, the other two vaccines based on an entirely different science of mRNA duplication. The Moderna and Jenssen can be kept in a standard domestic or medical freezer unlike the Pfizer, so it is likely that those will be the one more available in the United States. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is being implemented around the world in Brazil, Russia, UK, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Argentina but not in the United States as of yet. The Jenssen has been shown to be 80% effective against severe disease in the United States and 66% effective against moderate disease where as the Pfizer and Moderna are more effective. This technology is promising in that conventional vaccination usually has a less than half percentage effectiveness rate, while at the same time these vaccines are less costly to make as they do not require egg incubation. The Pfizer COVID19 vaccine is self-adjuvanting, which means that it requires no immune booster and it is not incubated in an egg so it requires no antibiotics or formaldehyde to kill off harmful pathogens.

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“Plant-based recombinant systems may have some immunogenicity issues; on the other hand, their altered glycosylation patterns may enhance C-type lectin-driven processes that deliver immunogen to immune sensors as pattern recognition signals, so these type of recombinant vaccines may be self-adjuvanting.” — Nature Magazine

Instead of injecting a weakened virus into the body and growing a virus inside of an egg, a recombinant vaccine uses no virus at all. Instead it takes the genetic sequence of the virus and magically trick’s the body’s immune system into responding. Since no actual weakened virus is being injected into the body, this also eliminates most if not all of the side effects that originally came from those with weaker immune system like the elderly. It eliminates the chance of catching the virus because of getting the vaccine, such as contracting the flu from a flu shot. We’ve had the means to use this technology for the past three decades but the market for it really wasn’t there. A worldwide pandemic that needed a working vaccine in record time was the perfect opportunity. This has resulted in the first mass produced RNA vaccine that will rock the industry.

It has been proven incredibly successful in clinical trails, and if this works to curb the pandemic it will be the new industry standard going forward. The future of RNA vaccines is also very promising because up until now, hospitals and doctors offices did not have the adequate “deep freezers” needed to keep these vaccines from spoiling. Conventional vaccines are kept in vials at refrigerator temperature between 35°F and 46°F, so preservatives were necessary to extend their shelf life. RNA vaccines must be kept at minus 70 degrees Celsius, or the concoction risks becoming unfrozen. Once opened vials can be stored in a fridge for up to 5 days. With the announcement of the COVID vaccine by Pfizer, medical facilities will be forced to upgrade their facilities, throwing out the excuse that RNA products would be too costly to implement. This pandemic has set the stage for a new era of medicine.

Trials on the Pfizer vaccine showed 90% witnessed no side effects at all.

“Even though only about 13% of all participants have experienced mild side effects, with 87% showing no side effects at all, safety has become a critical focus to parents who still hold concerns about a non-certified vaccine. We absolutely say this vaccine cannot give you COVID-19 because it’s not a live virus.” — Dr. Robert Frenck

Now there are also some critics spreading a conspiracy about of this method stating that, an RNA vaccine would genetically alter the DNA in our human body. The fact is yes it will genetically alter your DNA. Isn’t that what a virus naturally grown inside of an egg does? Is there really any difference if it is grown in a lab or an egg? A virus actually works by invading a human cell, and altering the human’s DNA so that your own body reproduces the virus like a copying machine. This then triggers antibodies to fight the virus. The beauty of RNA technology is that we no longer have to inject the body with an actual virus, just genetic code mimicking the virus. So your body responds with antibodies towards the genetic sequence, but it cannot actually get you sick since no virus is ever being injected into the body.

Also the same conspiracy says that it will genetically alter your DNA for life. Not true. You have to get the vaccine every year because the antibodies eventually wear off. All the vaccine is doing is bringing antibodies out of hibernation to strengthen the immune system to a new virus.

Another concern is the possibility of immune-mediated infection, in studies supposedly showcasing that coronavirus vaccines can induce infection-enhancing antibodies similar to the way chickenpox can lead to shingles and the way HIV can lead to AIDS. This study has been making its rounds on the internet as “proof” of dangers.

Anti-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Spike Antibodies

“Our experiments conclusively demonstrate with several lines of evidence that both SARS-CoVpp and replication-competent SARS-coronavirus infect certain immune cells only in the presence of anti-Spike immune serum and not in its absence. It is believed that an antibody-mediated infection pathway could provide SARS-CoV additional entry routes, allowing the virus to broaden its tropism.” — National Institute Of Health

However if you read closely, the conclusion from the study says this.

“Although we unambiguously illustrated ongoing infection thanks to the detection of de novo synthesis of the structural viral proteins N and M, the ADE-infected Raji cells did not support productive replication of SARS-CoV. After the initiation of viral gene transcription and viral protein synthesis, a block appears to occur in the replication process, ultimately ending in an abortive viral cycle without the detectable release of progeny virus (12). Whether ADE occurs in other immune cells and whether such infection will be abortive remains to be investigated.” — National Institute Of Health

Forbest Magazine had this to say about it.

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“There is evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can infect certain white blood cells in a laboratory setting. They also noted that MERS-CoV, a virus closely related to SARS-CoV-2, can infect those same cells. Importantly, however, they noted that neither MERS-CoV nor SARS-CoV-2 demonstrated any ability to replicate in these cells. It appears that these viruses can enter the cells, but the infection is abortive. HIV, in contrast, replicates aggressively in white blood cells, with infected cells spewing out thousands of new viral particles.” — Forbes Magazine

So in other words, the infected antibodies commit “suicide” and leave the body. This would explain why you need to receive a vaccine every year. Evidence has been showcased so far that it has no negative effect on the body. This is because coronaviruses have a significantly lower spontaneous mutation rate, so our body is able to produce antibodies. In fact contracting the actual virus would be much worse for your survival rate, and we can use the Hubei province of China as an example. There was an alarming high mortality rate in one province of China, and it is suspected this is the case because residents had already been infected with other coronaviruses before in their lifetime. In other words they had infection-enhancing antibodies because they were not vaccinated.

So far the AstraZeneca which contains a much larger array of antibodies for the elderly has not listed their ingredients as of yet, so I cannot report on that version of the COVID19 vaccine. However unlike the Pfizer formula, it does not require to be kept in special freezers and can last up to six months in conventional medical fridge units. It begs the question on whether it contains preservatives to do this? I will update the article later if we get any info, but right now we have a lot more transparency from Pfizer.

Right now the DTaP, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, and the HPV vaccine still use an aluminum adjuvant, and all vaccines up until now contained various preservatives to keep pathogens at bay. In a few decades the industry is looking to expand the RNA method of immunization to all childhood shots, as bird eggs are incredibly inefficient way of making them. We live in an interesting time period right now where the market is slowly catching up to this scientific breakthrough we have been waiting to use.

Rest assured when our “old fashioned” vaccines are put out with the pastor, the argument against vaccinating your kids will be over. In an unusual silver lining, a deadly worldwide pandemic has pushed the medical industry to evolve the way they make a product that benefits everyone. It will most likely take time for companies to jump on other viruses, but just like the typewriter, before you know it eggs will be a thing of the past. The old method served its purpose while it lasted, but in an era where a child will regularly receive over thirty or more shots by the time they are in their second year of life, this tiresome way of producing a product has grown extremely inefficient.

Let us also make this clear this was not just a free market endeavor. It is in the best interest of the United States government that funding for RNA products does not go away after we address this pandemic. It is a matter of supplies and getting these products to hospitals and doctors around the country. It’s going to require that hospital equipment is updated to handle this new wave of science. It must be a bipartisan effort for the greater good.

This will take a cooperation between private industry and public institutions if we want to move the industry towards a scientific breakthrough. Pfizer could not have done this alone without a national effort to solve this crisis. Frustratingly economic industry does not catch up as fast as we would always like. This is a huge step in the right direction everyone should be celebrating. Be rest assured, this is the safest and cleanest vaccine we have ever created. If the overwhelming majority volunteer to receive this shot and if we all actively show support for it, we can send a message to the industry that this is the vaccines we want to see in the future. Let’s vote with our pocketbooks.

A Bostonian for my entire life and always will be.