We’re not in the business of medical advice when it comes to vaccinations — especially during a pandemic emergency (wrong information either way can cost lives) — and while, in general, we long have harbored concerns and even suspicions (especially about autism rates with certain vaccines, as well as the link to stem-cell lines derived from aborted fetuses) — we are in the business, we hope, of reporting the truth.
Side effects thus far (after 13.7 million doses)?
“The CDC said there were 6,994 reports of so-called adverse events after vaccination, including 6,354 that were classified as ‘non-serious’ and 640 as ‘serious,’ which included 113 deaths,” notes CNBC. “The median age of vaccine recipients was 42, according to the VAERS data, and the majority of adverse events occurred in women.
“The most common side effects after getting the vaccines were headache, fatigue, and dizziness, followed by chills and nausea. The CDC said people also reported muscle aches, fever, joint pain, and pain at the injection site.”
No one can be certain, of course, of any vaccine’s long-term effects. It is a personal decision that one should take to prayer.
As far as mRNA — the modified genetic material used in two of the most prevalent vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) — can it change your DNA, in effect causing a fundamental shift in your body?
States the website for Harvard Medical School, “An mRNA vaccine — the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA — cannot change your DNA.
“mRNA, or messenger RNA, is genetic material that contains instructions for making proteins. mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 contain man-made mRNA. Inside the body, the mRNA enters human cells and instructs them to produce the “spike” protein found on the surface of the COVID-19 virus. Soon after a cell makes the spike protein, the cell breaks down the mRNA into harmless pieces. At no point does the mRNA enter the cell’s nucleus, which is where our genetic material (DNA) lives.
“The immune system recognizes the spike protein as an invader and produces antibodies against it. If the antibodies later encounter the actual virus, they are ready to recognize and destroy it before it causes illness.”
As for the aborted-stem-cell-line question, cheers erupted in pro-life circles with the announcement of the first two major vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), for unlike some vaccines, no abortion-derived cell lines are used in their actual production. Tragically and creepily, some vaccines, including AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson [see this chart], rely on “immortalized” cells from the kidneys of unborn aborted many years ago. They are used as cultures. In this case the issue was a baby terminated in 1973 in the Netherlands.
It becomes a bit more complex when one looks into the pre-production phase, however — and it turns out that abortion-derived cell lines were used during testing of the two leading vaccines. That happens when the abortion cell lines are employed to “humanize” laboratory animals so as to mimic, in such creatures as mice, human lung tissue, which is what covid particularly targets and which testing seeks to protect. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have used the cell lines in their testing, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.