Romeo F. Quijano MD is a retired professor of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila. He is a lifelong health and environment activist.
Should we take the vaccine against COVID-19?
1.The vaccine is HAZARDOUS. (1,2)
1.1. The vaccines being developed proceeded to clinical trials without completing the necessary pre-clinical and animal studies.
1.2. The danger that the vaccine might actually “enhance” the pathogenicity of the virus was ignored.
1.3. Initial clinical trial results for the COVID vaccine of Moderna and Oxford/Astra-Zeneca already show serious adverse events but were ignored.
1.4. The RNA vaccine technology used has never been used before in humans.
1.5. mRNA vaccines are incompletely understood. Potential safety concerns include local and systemic inflammation, biodistribution and persistence of expressed immunogen, autoimmunity, blood coagulation and pathological thrombus formation, among others.
1.6. Another danger of mRNA vaccines is the use of biotech “carrier systems” involving lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) and coating with polyethylene glycol(PEG). LNPs “encapsulate the mRNA constructs to protect them from degradation and promote cellular uptake” and rev up the…
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