A Brief Overview of Reported Injuries
COVID vaccine injuries have indeed happened, there’s no doubt about that. Federal health regulatory agencies claim that they are rare, but how rare? Before COVID, in 2010 a Harvard pilgrim study estimated that only one percent of serious vaccine injuries may be reported, and other studies have made the same claim.
Approximately 50% of vaccine injuries reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in the last 30 years have all been from COVID products.
You would think this would receive adequate attention from health authorities, after all, VAERS has been quite useful over the years. For example, consider that on Jul 16, 1999, the CDC recommended that healthcare providers suspend the use of the licensed, RotaShield – a rotavirus vaccine – after only 15 cases of intussusception were reported to VAERS.
Below are the latest VAERS reports regarding COVID products.
This has been the case in multiple countries. In this advisory letter to Dr. June Raine, chief executive of Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (the UK’s FDA), Dr. Tess Lawrie, the director of an evidence based medicine consulting firm, urges the director to halt the vaccination program in that country after an extensive review of the UK’s adverse reaction data was conducted.
Not all of these statistics and reactions can be attributed to COVID inoculations. Unfortunately, VAERS has its limitations and can easily be classified as a poor reporting system. That being said, it’s been around for many years and improvements and adequate changes to the system have not been made. There also seems to be no effort on the part of the CDC or FDA to try and improve the system.
By Oct 15, 2021, adverse events reported worldwide passed 2,344,240 for COVID vaccines alone in the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting system VigiAccess. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence of people sharing what they perceive to be their COVID vaccine induced injuries has exploded on social media. There are multiple examples, Jab Injuries Australia is one of them, Jab Injuries Canada another.
The latest example I came across was of Pathologists who examined the autopsies of two teenage boys who died days after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. They concluded the vaccine caused the teens’ deaths.
There are similar reports in VAERS, for example, a 15-year-old boy who died six days after receiving his first dose of Pfizer. The VAERS report (I.D. 1764974) states that the previously healthy teen ‘was in his usual state of good health. Five days after the vaccine, he complained of shoulder pain. He was playing with 2 friends at a community pond, swinging from a rope swing, flipping in the air, and landing in the water feet first. He surfaced, laughed, told his friends “Wow, that hurt!”, then swam towards the shore, underwater as was his usual routine. The friends became worried when he did not reemerge.
His body was retrieved by local authorities more than an hour later.’ The autopsy revealed ‘small foci of myocardial inflammation’, an adverse effect of these COVID products commonly found among children and youth, particularly young men.
So, things like this are happening. The unanswerable question seems to be, how often? Is it really as rare as federal health regulatory agencies and legacy media claim?
Concerning Science About Spike Protein
One of the main concerns was the lack of bio-distribution data during the emergency approval of COVID shots. Bio-distribution refers to the examination and study of where the vaccine and its ingredients go once injected into the body. A May 2021 article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by one of their senior editors, Dr. Peter Doshi expressed that that such bio-distribution studies are a standard practice of drug safety testing but “are usually not required for vaccines.”
Dr. Doshi points out that,
“Pfizer and Moderna did not respond to The BMJ’s questions regarding why no biodistribution studies were conducted on their novel mRNA products, and none of the companies, nor the FDA, would say whether new biodistribution studies will be required prior to licensure.”
So what do we know today? Pharmacokinetics data has been provided by Pfizer to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It showed that the contents of the vaccine did not stay at the injection site, and that one major site of distribution was the liver. As a result, the animals that received the Pfizer injection experienced adverse effects. The vaccine contents are distributed by what are called Lipid Nanoparticles (LNP), and it has been shown that empty LNP without mRNA does not result in any significant liver injury.
This was the motivation behind a study recently published from scientists in Sweden examining the Pfizer vaccines effect on human liver cell line Huh7 in vitro. They touch upon the fact that no long term safety data is available, and cite various injuries reported, outlining that, “To better understand mechanisms underlying vaccine-related adverse effects, clinical investigations as well as cellular and molecular analyses are needed.”
The Pfizer EMA assessment report also showed that BNT162b2 distributes in the spleen (<1.1%), adrenal glands (<0.1%), as well as low and measurable radioactivity in the ovaries and testes.
The Japanese government also released this biodistribution data, as seen below.
The long term significance of the accumulation of mRNA-lipid nanoparticles in various organs, especially after repeated boosters, remains unknown. According to Dr. Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist from the University of Guelph,
“This information is incredibly important because recent data have come to light that the spike protein is “biologically active.” This means that the spike protein is not just an antigen that is recognized by the immune system as being foreign. It means that the spike protein, itself, can interact with receptors throughout the boy, called ACE2 receptors, potentially causing undesirable effects such as damage to the heart and cardiovascular system, blood clots, bleeding, and neurological effects.” –Bryam Bridle
At the time, Facebook fact checker Health Feedback criticized these claims, presenting information suggesting that most of the vaccine contents actually stay at the vaccine site, and the little that doesn’t is irrelevant and not dangerous.
Ogata et al. found extremely low levels of the spike protein compared to the harmful levels reported in animal studies, as Uri Manor, one of the authors of the study in hamsters, pointed out on Twitter. The blog Deplatform Disease calculated that the amount of spike protein that the authors found in vaccinated people was about 100,000 times lower than the levels of viral spike protein shown to cause harm.
But does this mean that it’s not dangerous?
PolitiFact quickly responded with two articles (one here) “debunking” the theory that spike proteins are dangerous to humans. They quote Dr. Walter Orenstein (associate director of Emory University’s Emory Vaccine Centre) and Dr. Paul Offit (director of the Vaccine Education Centre at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) who both summarize that they are not aware of any evidence around the danger of spike proteins.
Furthermore, billions of people have had at least one dose. Although we don’t know the true rate of serious injury, it’s not hard to assume it’s extremely rare. But again, it’s an unanswerable question from my perspective, given the number of reported injuries, some of which may have nothing to do with the vaccine at all.
So, that’s something to consider. But it seems clear that there is more investigation needed. After all, these mRNA vaccines are introducing the disease-inducing component of the virus into our bodies. If the spike protein is toxic, and the vaccine induces our cells to make spike proteins, and the vaccine spreads throughout the body after injection, what does this mean?
When we get vaccinated with gene based vaccines, like the Pfizer vaccine for example, our cells are instructed to create an unregulated amount of spike protein which is happening inside cells throughout the body, not just specialized immune cells. So what happens if spike protein is being manufactured in the liver, for example? These are important questions to ask.
Maryanne Demasi, Phd Rheumatology and investigative journalist explains,
“The mRNA molecules have been deliberately manipulated to become more stable once inside the cell. A “pseudouridine” molecule has been added to the mRNA to give it a longer half-life than normal mRNA. Therefore, the production of spike protein within the cell is not being turned off. The implications of this are not well understood.
A recent study published in the journal Cell, showed that vaccine-derived spike protein and mRNA persist for up to two months in the germinal centres of lymph nodes.
While it is said that the mRNA does not enter the cell’s nucleus, and does not interact with your DNA, Prof Petrovsky is concerned that the spike protein being manufactured in the cell may impact cellular function.”
Demasi reached out to Professor Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University in South Australia. He is the scientist who developed a protein-based vaccine called COVAX-19, also known as Spikogen, which has received emergency use authorisation in Iran.
“Having had multiple doses of a spike protein vaccine myself, I don’t believe it is intrinsically toxic. We’ve put spike protein onto human cells in the lab and the cells don’t die or do anything strange. If you put a true toxin on cells, they die quickly, whereas spike protein doesn’t have any obvious ‘toxin’ effects that we can see.”
The difference is that Petrovsky’s protein based vaccines inject a fixed amount of spike protein intramuscularly, which remains outside cells. Gene based vaccines are a different story.
This is why Petrovsky is concerned that the spike protein being manufactured in the cell may impact cellular function. The amount of spike protein being manufactured inside these cells is unknown, and what happens when inside of the cell may be different than what happens outside of it.
“This spike protein may interfere with normal cellular functions and also may go to the nucleus. After all this is what the virus itself does, which is to express spike protein inside your cells as part of its takeover of your cellular machinery.”
The difference, again as explained above, the spike protein that the vaccine instructs our cells to make is doing so in an unregulated amount, and it may be happening in other cells throughout the body.
Concerning research has been published that raises concerns like this. For example, researchers published a study in Oct 2021 showing that spike protein “significantly inhibits DNA damage repair” in a laboratory cell line.
Another study published this month mentioned earlier in the article by researchers from Sweden showed “a fast uptake of BNT162b2 (Pfizer vaccine) into human liver cell line Huh7, leading to changes in LINE-1 expression.”
This is concerning because (LINE-1) retrotransposition is a major hallmark of cancer and genomic instability/DNA damage. The study also showed that that Pfizer BNT162b2 mRNA is reverse transcribed intracellularly into DNA in as fast as 6 h upon BNT162b2 exposure.
“Efficient retrotransposition of LINE-1 is often associated with cell cycle and nuclear envelope breakdown during mitosis [52,53], as well as exogenous retroviruses [54,55], which promotes entrance of LINE-1 into the nucleus.”
This shows that Petrovsky isn’t the only one concerned about the spike protein and its effect on our cellular machinery.
In this article published on Apr 30, 2021, Salk News summarizes one of several scientific publications that demonstrate the danger of the spike protein.
In one of the studies published in Circulation Research, the authors designed a “pseudovirus”, one that had the SARS-COV2 spike protein on its surface but without any viral RNA in it. The pseudovirus damaged the lungs and pulmonary vasculature in animal models. They then isolated the molecular pathway by which spike proteins alter the metabolism of vascular endothelial cells causing injury. This showed that the spike protein itself causes harm in animal models.
It’s also important to mention that the spike protein that is being manufactured inside the cells can be excreted from the cells and can find its way into the blood stream. A study showed that spike protein could be detected in the blood of 11 of the 13 participants following vaccination with the Moderna mRNA vaccine.
The potential danger of vaccination is yet to be fully understood or quantified, and he long term significance of the accumulation of mRNA-lipid nanoparticles in various organs, remains unknown.
This article (COVID Vaccine Injuries: Is The Vaccine Induced Spike Protein “Toxic”?) was originally published on The Pulse and is published under a Creative Commons license.