An early coronavirus vaccine rollout? Be careful what you wish for… | The Spectator Australia

Professor Bellavite notes the Pfizer trials do not address younger adolescents, children, and pregnant women. This will all occur later. In fact, the FDA has publicly declared that 20 years is required to evaluate properly what long-term adverse effects a vaccine might have. The report makes no statements surrounding any potential effects on fertility. The British Government issued a warning for the vaccine stating that it should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding mothers and children, and added that it was unaware of what effect the vaccine would have on fertility. Women should avoid becoming pregnant for two months after the vaccine, according to the document.  

Dr Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president of Pfizer with over 30 years’ experience leading new allergy and respiratory medicines research, wrote recently to the European Medical Agency, warning that the vaccine may prevent the safe development of placentas in pregnant women, resulting in “vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile.” It seems none of the coronavirus vaccine candidates have conducted fertility testing. 

Additionally, no pharmaceutical company producing an mRNA vaccine can give any assurance regarding the short or long-term safety of gene therapy since it has never before been used on a large scale in human populations, and certainly not as a vaccine. Moderna is also using this technology in its vaccine. As noted on 21 December last in Science, anaphylaxis reactions in people who received the Pfizer vaccine may be due to a compound in the packaging of the mRNA that forms the vaccine’s main ingredient, known as polyethylene glycol (PEG), which has never been used before in an approved vaccine, but it is found in many drugs that have triggered anaphylaxis. The Moderna vaccine also contains PEG. 

An early coronavirus vaccine rollout? Be careful what you wish for… | The Spectator Australia