I know little about this stuff though I am concerned about the safety and possible after effects of mRNA vaccines. I assume you’re a scientist who understands molecular biology or who works in a closely related field. Maybe I’ve assumed incorrectly. But if I haven’t, can you give us some insights on the mRNA covid vaccines, more specifically, about any of the dangers inherent in them. Thank you!
This is all relatively new and I’m learning like everyone else. But here is a quick summary of my limited understanding.
In the past vaccines were either a dead virus or a similar virus that had limited effect on humans. These were injected into the body where our immune system attacked them and destroyed infected cells.
Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are immune cells that attack the virus. B lymphocytes are made in the bone marrow and found in the blood and lymph tissue. T cell lymphocytes are made in the thymus.
The dead virus particles, called antigens are pathogens that are attacked by the lymphocytes to cleanse the body. T cells, also called T helper cells, produce cytokines that direct the immune response. (Many of the deaths are blamed on a “Cytokine Storm,” a great immune system response that was creating the lung congestion leading to respiration stoppage.)
The B lymphocytes are memory cells that create the long term immunity as they hang around and as soon as similar antigens are identified, it triggers a fast immune response. The purpose of the vaccine is to produce these B memory lymphocytes for rapid immune response, protecting against the virus from rapid replication in the future.
The new “vaccine” does not use dead or weakened virus to trigger the immune system. It uses genetically engineered antigens which replicate genetic fingerprints of the dead virus particles.
The concern is that when you genetically engineer a virus particle that triggers an immune response, what are the end results. It is a key that unlocks the immune system. What other tissue or cells in the body will be attacked when the genetically engineered antigens (the new vaccines) acts as a key to create immune response.
We have already heard several cases where the vaccine potentially triggerd an autoimmune response that destroyed platelets in the blood, thus decreasing its ability to clot. This is wat killed the Dr. in Orlando and is blamed for killing several fetuses in pregnant women receiving the new vaccine.
Could it trigger something similar to MS, or Lupus, or Vasculitis, or Myocarditis, or ALS,...... in the future? No one knows.
One concern I have is that when you start genetically engineering antigens, could these be race or gender, or ethnic origin specific? Could you develop an antigen that triggers an immune response causing sterilization or infertility?
There are more unanswered questions than there are answers at this time.
The PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, the genetic information of the virus or RNA sequence rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. Thus some people who had the vaccine are testing perpetually positive for the virus.
I personally am waiting for the J&J vaccine that is dead virus cells, even though it is possibly not as effective. My only reason for getting it is I expect it to be a requirement for international travel in the future and I travel frequently.
If there are important parts missing to my explanation or if my understanding is incorrect, please feel free to make necessary additions/corrections. This is a very simplified explanation.