UPDATE 03. March 2021: 'Tip Of the Iceberg': Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents
UPDATE 27. February 2021: Pfizer Demanding Bank Reserves, Military Bases And Embassy Buildings As Collateral For COVID-19 Vaccines - Pharma giant Pfizer has been holding sovereign governments to ransom
UPDATE 17. February 2021: Young nurse suffers from hemorrhage and brain swelling after second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine + Germany To Offer Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests for All Citizens
UPDATE 16. February 2021: Pregnant doctor celebrates taking COVID vaccine, tragically miscarries days later + Can Covid Vaccinations Drive Covid Deaths?
UPDATE 15. February 2021: 46 residents in Spanish nursing home die after receiving COVID-19 vaccine - Health authorities have reportedly halted the administering of the second shot of Pfizer’s vaccine
ICYMI: Immunologist: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Could Cause Long-Term Chronic Illness + 31 Reasons Why I Won’t Take the 'Vaccine'
The Covid Vaccine On Trial: If You Only Knew…
11. February 2021
- Are they safe and effective?
- Can you be forced to take one?
- Who’s liable if anything goes wrong?
- How do I protect my right to choose?
- Discover what the mainstream media is not telling you!
World renowned experts (physicians, scientists, lawyers, activists etc.) discussed the many unanswered questions regarding the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccine on February 10, 2021.
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
- Del Bigtree
- Thomas Cowan, MD
- Mary Holland, Esq.
- Christiane Northrup,MD
- John Gilmore
- Michael Kane
- Larry Palevsky,MD
- Sherri Tenpenny, DO
- David Rasnick, PhD
- Kevin Jenkins
- Curtis Cost
- Maureen McDonnell
- NY Alliance For Vaccine Rights
- Family Freedom Alliance
- Liberate NY
Please note: The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent those of Children’s Health Defense. We embrace free expression and believe that all viewpoints should be considered on this important matter.
UDATES: - earlier info see: THE VACCINE CONUNDRUM & THE VACCINE CONUNDRUM II & Covid-19 is Social Murder - Hold Governance Accountable
By the time police discovered the shipment of fake COVID-19 vaccines, the vials had travelled over 6,000 miles from China to South Africa, the work of a smuggling ring that has produced thousands of counterfeit doses, according to Interpol, the global police agency that helped break up the operation.
The trafficking case, involving a shipment of at least 2,400 doses, is the first confirmed instance of fake vaccines being smuggled across continents, an Interpol spokesperson told TIME—though there are likely more that have occurred, and more still that may be uncovered in the future. “This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine related crime,” said Jürgen Stock, the agency’s secretary general, in a statement on March 3.
Interpol first issued a warning about such the potential for such crimes in early December, alerting law enforcement agents in its 194 member countries that criminal networks were trying to “infiltrate and disrupt supply chains” involved in the global rollout of vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
These networks are not expected to corrupt vaccination programs that are supplied by reputable companies and administered by national governments, which account for nearly all vaccines available around the world. But small batches of fake vaccines could reach consumers through the Internet or other informal channels, especially in developing countries that have been unable to get sufficient supplies.
The international smuggling ring that Interpol reported on March 3 began to unravel in November, when police in South Africa discovered a consignment of fake COVID-19 vaccines in a warehouse near Johannesburg. Police officials told local media at the time that the vials were found among a large batch of counterfeit N95 masks, and that two individuals were arrested in connection with the haul: one was a Chinese national, the other a citizen of Zambia.
At around the same time, Chinese state television aired footage of police seizing what they described as fake COVID-19 vaccines in Kushan, a city in eastern China. The authorities then arrested more than 80 members of a suspected criminal group, for allegedly producing and selling fake COVID-19 vaccines that consisted of saline solution, Xinhua news—a state-run press agency—reported on Feb. 1. Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, told reporters the following day that Chinese authorities had alerted “relevant countries” about the apparent smuggling ring, but did not specify what countries were involved.
It would be another month before Interpol revealed that some of the fake vaccines allegedly manufactured in China had made their way to South Africa, which has struggled to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate its most vulnerable citizens. Nearly half of the COVID-19 deaths reported on the African continent have been recorded in South Africa, which only launched its vaccination drive on Feb. 17, far behind most developed nations.
China, by contrast, has said it delivered 24 million doses of two domestically made (and authorized) vaccines to its citizens as of early February. Despite concerns about the efficacy of the vaccines—one produced by Sinopharm, and one from Sinovac—the Chinese government has also pledged about half a billion doses of these vaccines to 45 countries around the world, according to a tally published by the Associated Press.
In addition to the arrests in China and South Africa, Interpol said in its statement on March 3 that it has received other reports from member countries about “fake vaccine distribution and scam attempts targeting health bodies, such as nursing homes.”
Interpol said it is continuing to work with police forces around the world to combat such scams. But the organization also urged consumers to be vigilant, pointing out in its statement that there are no approved vaccines currently available for sale online, and that any COVID-19 vaccines offered for purchase over the Internet “will not have been tested and may be dangerous.”
Pfizer Demanding Bank Reserves, Military Bases And Embassy Buildings As Collateral For COVID-19 Vaccines
I am not sure what you would call this. Attempting to take over a country via drug blackmail maybe. Part of the World Economic Forums Agenda is to take over land. I guess Pfizer wants into the land grab.
They really do not want the vaccine as it is dangerous anyway. As noted over the past two months.
February 27, 2021
Pharma giant Pfizer has been holding sovereign governments to ransom making bizarre demands asking for bank reserves, embassy buildings and military bases as collateral in return for COVID-19 vaccines.
The US-based company Pfizer is holding governments to ransom, interfering with their legislation, and even demanding military bases as guarantee.
Pfizer asked the Govt of Argentina to be compensated for the cost of any future civil lawsuits, reported WION.
If someone files a civil lawsuit against Pfizer in Argentina and wins that case, the government of Argentina and not Pfizer would pay the compensation.
So, Argentina’s parliament passed a new law in October 2020, but Pfizer was unhappy with its phrasing.
The law said Pfizer needs to at least pay for negligence, for its own mistakes if it happens to make any in the future.
Pfizer rejected this, after which Argentina offered to amend the law to define negligence more clearly – to include only vaccine distribution and delivery under negligence.
Pfizer was still not happy and demanded the law be amended through a new decree, which Argentina refused.
Pfizer then asked Argentina to buy an international insurance to pay for potential future cases against Pfizer, to which the country agreed.
But that was not enough, in December 2020, Pfizer again came back with more demands.
And this time Pfizer demanded Argentina’s sovereign assets as collateral. Pfizer demanded that Argentina put its bank reserves, military bases and embassy buildings at stake.
Argentina did not agree with Pfizer’s demands.
Another country Pfizer made such bizarre demands is with Brazil. Pfizer told the Govt of Brazil to create a guarantee fund, and deposit money in a foreign bank account.
On January 23, 2021 – Brazil’s Health Ministry put out a statement citing excerpts from Pfizer’s pre-contract clauses.
Here’s a list of Pfizer’s demands:
• Brazil waives the sovereignty of its assets abroad in favour of Pfizer,
• that the rules of the land – be not applied on Pfizer,
• that Brazil take into consideration a delay in delivery,
• that Pfizer is not penalised for a delayed delivery, and
• that in case of any side effects, Pfizer be exempted from all civil liability.
The government of Brazil calls these clauses abusive. The Pfizer deal with Brazil failed too.
Pfizer even wanted India to order its COVID-19 vaccines without any local trials.
According to the co-founder of BioNTech Dr Ugur Sahin, the COVID-19 vaccine he designed for Pfizer was designed in just few hours in a single day on January 25, 2020. No other vaccine in history has been created and manufactured so quickly.
Previously, the fastest vaccine ever developed took more than four years.
As reported by GreatGameIndia earlier, Pfizer has paid $2.3 billion in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in history to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products.
Even, the US government paid over $57 million in compensation for vaccine injuries and deaths till March 2020 alone. Source
In Israel it seems the more vaccines they give the more so Called Covid and deaths they are getting. This episode covers a lot. The World is FED UP with Covid19; Testing on Children Begins; Israel’s New Covid Pass; Owner of the Busiest No-Mask Store in FL; Cattle Rancher Exposes Our Fragile Food Supply
Young nurse suffers from hemorrhage and brain swelling after second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
By Lance D Johnson - 17. February 2021
A 28-year-old healthcare worker from the Swedish American Hospital, in Beloit, Wisconsin was recently admitted to the ICU just five days after receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s experimental mRNA vaccine. The previously healthy young woman was pronounced brain dead after cerebral angiography confirmed a severe hemorrhage stroke in her brain stem.
Her family members confirmed that she was “breaking out in rashes” after the vaccine. She also suffered from sudden migraine headaches, and got “sick” after taking the second dose of the vaccine. At the very end, she lost the ability to speak and went unconscious. The migraines, nausea, and loss of speech were all symptoms of a brain bleed and brain swelling, something her family did not understand at the time, and something nobody would expect after vaccination.
While on life support, neurologists used angiography to image the damage inside the brain. They found a subarachnoid hemorrhage, whereas a bulging blood vessel burst in the brain, bleeding out in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain. The ensuing swelling cut off oxygen to the brain and caused brain death. On February 10, 2021, Sarah reportedly had “no brain activity.” Some of the woman’s organs are now being procured, so they can be donated to other people around the world.
Doctors warn FDA about COVID vaccines causing autoimmune attacks in the heart and brain
Experimental COVID-19 vaccines may cause inflammation along the cardiovascular system, leading to heart attack and/or stroke. This serious issue was brought forth to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dr. J. Patrick Whelan, M.D., Ph.D. and further confirmed by cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. The two doctors warned that a recently-infected patient who is subject to COVID-19 vaccination is likely to suffer from autoimmune attacks along the ACE-2 receptors present in the heart, and in the microvasculature of the brain, liver and kidney. If viral antigens are present in the tissues of recipients at the time of vaccination, the vaccine-augmented immune response will turn the immune system against those tissues, causing inflammation that can lead to blood clot formation.
This severe adverse event is likely cause of death for the elderly who are vaccinated despite recently being infected. There is no adequate screening process to ensure that this autoimmune attack doesn’t occur. The elderly are not the only people vulnerable to vaccine injury and death. Pfizer’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine could be the main cause behind the sudden death of Sarah Sickles, a 28-year-old nurse from Wisconsin. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System has captured five permanent disabilities in Wisconsin, 58 ER visits, and eleven deaths in just one month. This is the first case in Wisconsin of someone under 44 years of age suffering from severe COVID-19 vaccine side effects and death. There are now more than 1,170 deaths recorded in the U.S. related to the experimental mRNA vaccines, a reality that the FDA and CDC continue to ignore.
FDA warns that COVID vaccines could cause internal bleeding and organ failure
Another problem that the FDA is monitoring with the experimental COVID-19 vaccines is disseminated intravascular coagulation. This condition causes blood clots to form throughout the body, blocking small blood vessels. Some vaccine recipients report shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain, or problems speaking, which are all symptoms of this adverse event. If the vaccine initiates this response in the blood, clotting factors and platelets get used up quickly, leading to internal bleeding. This can show up in the urine, the stool, or under the skin, and may even lead to organ failure.
Read VaccineDamage.News for more information on the damage being done by this hasty mRNA experiment.
Germany To Offer Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests for All Citizens
By teleSUR/SM - 17. February 2021
The German government has expanded the use of COVID-19 rapid tests to nursing homes, hospitals, and schools.
Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that all citizens in his country will be able to be tested free of charge by trained personnel with COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from March onwards.
Rapid antigen tests are "now sufficiently available on the market," Spahn said, adding that "these testing possibilities can contribute to a safe everyday life, particularly in schools and daycare centers."
Municipalities in Germany could commission COVID-19 test centers or pharmacies to provide such rapid testing services.
Furthermore, COVID-19 self-tests should also be "accessible to everyone" in Germany after their approval by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), which is expected soon.
The German government has already expanded the use of COVID-19 rapid tests to nursing homes, hospitals and schools. However, all rapid antigen testing with kits currently on the market can only be conducted by trained staff.
Vaccination is currently underway in many European countries. Around 242 candidate vaccines are still being developed worldwide -- 63 of them in clinical trials -- in countries including Germany, China, Russia, Britain, and the United States.
As of Wednesday morning, Germany had recorded 2,352,766 COVID-19 cases and 66,536 related deaths.
Pregnant doctor celebrates taking COVID vaccine, tragically miscarries days later
Multiple doctors have warned that experimental COVID-19 vaccines present potential risks to pregnancies
By Patrick Delaney - 16. Fenruary 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A physician-advocate for the experimental COVID-19 vaccines has tragically miscarried her baby in the second trimester of pregnancy just days after publicly celebrating her reception of the injections.
Dr. Sara Beltrán Ponce, a Milwaukee resident physician in Radiation Oncology, tweeted on January 28 that she was “14 weeks pregnant and fully vaccinated!” She shared that she had received the experimental COVID vaccine “to protect myself, my baby, my family, my patients, and my community! When it’s available to you, I encourage you to do the same.”
Ponce did not specify which of the experimental COVID vaccines she received, but went on to reemphasize several of the media-narrative talking-points with regards to COVID-19 government mandates, including the necessity for masks, social distancing and vaccination.
Less than a week later, she announced the heartbreaking news of the loss of her baby “at 14 ½ weeks. My husband and I are devastated, but blessed to have each other and our sweet Eva. Rest in Peace, angel,” she wrote.
Such a sad scenario may have a rational explanation that was known and could be foreseen.
In early December of last year, Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice president and chief scientist for Pfizer, along with another colleague, petitioned the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the immediate suspension of all COVID-19 vaccine studies in Europe citing four primary concerns including dangers to mid-term pregnancies.
Of note, was the possibility of causing infertility “of indefinite duration” in women. As they explained, these experimental vaccines are expected to produce anti-bodies to attack “spike proteins” such as COVID-19. However, “spike proteins also contain syncytin-homologous proteins, which are essential for the formation of the placenta in mammals such as humans.” Therefore, the petitioners demanded that “[it] must be absolutely ruled out” that a coronavirus vaccine would not trigger an immune reaction against this protein, “as otherwise infertility of indefinite duration could result in vaccinated women.”
Government guidance in the U.K. urges various groups, including pregnant mothers, not to take the Pfizer experimental COVID vaccine, as well as stating that its impact on fertility is unknown.
In a tweet to the young grieving mother last week, fellow physician and founder of American Frontline Doctors (AFLD), Simone Gold explained this concern further stating the “[t]here is a known potential mid-pregnancy fertility risk of the experimental vaccine.” The outer layer of the placenta, she wrote, “becomes inflamed causing miscarriage. The vaccine is NOT cleared of infertility risk.”
.@SaraBelPonMD As a mom and Founder of AFLDS, please DM me...— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) February 8, 2021
There is a known potential mid-pregnancy fertility risk of the experimental vaccine. “Synciciotrophoblast” becomes inflamed causing miscarriage. The vaccine is NOT cleared of infertility risk. pic.twitter.com/FKfHCe3c5Q
Clarifying this topic further in a recent interview, Dr. Gold explained how losing a pregnancy “in the second trimester is not very common,” and that the typical reason this happens is that “the placenta has some kind of failure.”
This can occur, she said, with pregnant mothers who become infected with COVID-19, as is documented in the AFLD’s white paper.
“The concern with the experimental COVID vaccine is that it may mimic kind of a permanent COVID status,” she explained. “So, you're taking a situation that would be time limited,” only for the short duration one endures an infection with the virus, with even the sad possibility of having a miscarriage due to the virus.
“But what would be much worse,” Gold said, would be a scenario where a woman “forever more cannot maintain a pregnancy” because of receiving an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. “So, instead of just the one-time episode of the illness,” Gold continued, a woman may find she instead has “a lifelong episode of infertility.”
Attached to Dr. Gold’s tweet were screen shots of pages 23-24 of an AFLD white paper on the topic of these COVID-19 experimental vaccines. Explaining this significant risk in “layman’s terms,” the volunteer physicians organization explains that “getting COVID-19 has been associated with a high risk of mid-pregnancy miscarriage because the placenta fails – but the vaccine may do the exact same thing – but not for just the few weeks of being sick – but forever.” What this means, they continued, is “repeated pregnancies would keep failing ~mid-pregnancy.”
As the survival rate for individuals under 50 years is 99.98% (without early treatment), the AFLD’s white paper affirmed,“[i]t is completely reckless to give this vaccine to millions of people who would otherwise all be expected to recover” from COVID-19.
Dr. Gold put it even a little stronger. “It's lunacy to get this experimental vaccine if you're a young female,” she said. “It's that simple … I would flat out forbid any young female from getting this vaccine, and I think it's very unethical for any physician to offer this to a young female.”
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In the best case, this correlation is simply coincidental. In the worst case, vaccines might, theoretically, have something to do with it. But there is a third possible explanation: the process of mass vaccination – with millions of high-risk people visiting vaccination centers, or being visited by mobile vaccination teams, e.g. in nursing homes – might accelerate infections, and ultimately deaths, in high-risk groups, before full vaccine protection becomes effective.
Indeed, several countries have reported large covid outbreaks in nursing homes shortly after residents had received their first or even second vaccine doses.
The obvious solution to reduce this danger is to put high-risk groups on ivermectin-based prophylaxis until they are fully vaccinated. But apparently, most Western health authorities want to prevent this at all costs, perhaps fearing that it might question their vaccination campaign.
46 residents in Spanish nursing home die after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Health authorities have reportedly halted the administering of the second shot of Pfizer’s vaccine
By Celeste McGovern - 15. February 2021
SPAIN—Forty-six nursing home residents who had received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s fast-tracked vaccination against COVID-19 at the beginning of January had died by the end of the month, Spanish media have reported.
Staff first reported a coronavirus outbreak at Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), a nursing home in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia in Spain on January 12, in the wake of a vaccine distribution campaign.
The Ministry of Housing and Families intervened in the private facility which houses up to 145 residents and where local media reported on February 4ththat a further 28 of 94 residents as well as 12 staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.
At another nursing home in the same southwestern Spanish province, in Novo Sancti Petri, in Chiclani, 22 elderly residents died and 103 were infected following a vaccination campaign.
Similar outbreaks and death clusters following vaccination have been reported across the globe, including:
29 elderly people died in Norway shortly after receiving Pfizer’s vaccination.
13 deaths among 40 residents following vaccination at one nursing home in Germany were dismissed as “tragic coincidence.”
10 deaths in a German palliative care patients within hours to four days of COVID-19 vaccination were deemed a “coincidence.”
22 of 72 residents of a nursing home in Basingstoke, England have died following vaccination.
24 seniors at a nursing home in Syracuse, NY were reported to have died from COVID-19 as of January 9, 2021 despite having been vaccinated beginning December 22, 2020.
10 cases of COVID-19 were reported on January 28 among seniors who had received both doses of Pfizer’s vaccine at one care home in Stockholm Sweden. The residents were vaccinated on December 27 and again on January 19.
The COVID-19 death toll in the small British enclave of Gibraltar numbered 16 before it launched its Pfizer vaccination campaign on January 10, 2021 and then shot up to 53 deaths 10 days later and to 70 seven days after that. According to a Reuters report, the Gibraltar Health Authority declared there was “no evidence at all of any causal link” between 6 of the deaths that were investigated and the Pfizer’s vaccine, despite the individuals having tested negative for Covid-19 before vaccination, but positive “in the days immediately after.”
4,500 COVID-19 cases in Israel occurred in patients after they had received one dose of Pfizer’s vaccine and 375 of those vaccinated patients required hospitalization, Israeli news media reported on January 12.
Seven adults living in a care home in Saskatoon tested positive for coronavirus a week after residents were vaccinated at the Sherbrooke Community Centre, the CBC reported. There were no positive cases at the time of vaccination.
Seven residents at a Montreal long-term care facility tested positive for Covid-19 within 28 days of being vaccinated with Pfizer’s vaccine, prompting the province of Quebec to delay the second Pfizer dose.
Abercorn Care Home in Scotland, which began COVID-19 vaccinations on December 14, 2020 was home to an outbreak of the virus by January 10 and the National Health Service for the region refused to comment on whether vaccinated residents were ill. A care home staff group founder told the Scottish Daily Record : “We have had members of our group whose parents have had the vaccine and then two weeks later have tested positive for coronavirus.”
All of the residents at a home in Inverness, Scotland were vaccinated against COVID-19 early in January, but 17 became infected with the virus after the first dose.
The UK Medical Freedom Alliance – a group of doctors, scientists, lawyers and other professionals who advocate for informed consent in the United Kingdom – published an urgent open letter to Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment; Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; and two vaccine oversight agencies calling for an immediate audit of the deaths following vaccination in the U.K.
The group refers to graphs showing a surge in care home deaths and cites data from the Office for National Statistics that residents’ deaths tripled in the two weeks between 8th and 22nd January 2021 at a time when there was a massive increase in the rate of vaccinations in care homes.
Similar graphs for Israel, Ireland, Bahrain and Jordan show a similar correlation.
The UKMFA points to the “statistically insignificant” safety data on elderly people in COVID-19, who they say were “under represented” in vaccine clinical trials.
“We postulated that there may be increased vaccine side-effects in this group, which would only become apparent when many thousands of them had received vaccinations,” the letter states.
The World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) updated its recommendations for Moderna’s vaccine administration on January 26 stating that while vaccination is recommended for older persons due to the risks of Covid infection, “very frail older persons with an anticipated life expectancy of less than 3 months” should not be automatically vaccinated but should be “individually assessed.”
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Immunologist: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Could Cause Long-Term Chronic Illness
In new research published in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, immunologist J. Bart Classen warns the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID “vaccines“ could create “new potential mechanisms“ of adverse events that may take years to come to light.
By Children’s Health Defense Team - 09. February 2021
Back in 1999, leading U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Dr. Peter Patriarca contended that modern advances in vaccine technology were rapidly “outpacing researchers’ ability to predict potential vaccine-related adverse events.” Patriarca mused that this could lead to “a situation of unforeseen and unpredictable vaccine outcomes.”
In a new research article published in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, veteran immunologist J. Bart Classen expresses similar concerns and writes that “RNA-based COVID vaccines have the potential to cause more disease than the epidemic of COVID-19.”
Classen’s study establishes the potential for the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna to activate human proteins to take on “pathologic configurations” — configurations associated with chronic degenerative neurological diseases.
Although his specific interest is in prion diseases (conditions associated with misfolded versions of normal proteins), Classen also outlines a handful of other mechanisms whereby RNA-based vaccines could give rise to “multiple other potential fatal adverse events.”
Ensuring that patients clearly understand risks — including known risks as well as potential unknown risks — is an important component of the informed consent process. This is all the more true when the intervention is experimental and lacks long-term safety data, as is the case with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19. The FDA authorized the two vaccines for widespread emergency use based on just two months of clinical trial data.
Unfortunately, it is not unusual for researchers’ communication of risks to be perfunctory. In October, researchers at New York University and Tulane reported that the information communicated to participants in the coronavirus clinical trials about a worrisome problem known as pathogenic priming was “sufficiently obscured” as to make “adequate patient comprehension” of risks “unlikely.”
It would be interesting to know what those researchers would say about Classen’s blunt conclusion that “Approving a vaccine, utilizing novel RNA technology without extensive testing is extremely dangerous.”
Those contemplating COVID injections may be ignoring potential risks at their own peril.