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Trump’s Vaccine? If You Believe That, You Are A Terrorist, Says Plutocratic Media

November 16, 2020

The Guardian, a supposedly left newspaper wrote an article deploring money in science, and mentioning the COVID vaccine of the US company Pfizer and its German startup. Not a word about the US government (except implicitly). Guardian:”Vaccines can take years to be ready for use. But by turbocharging science we are on the brink of a breakthrough. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech say individuals in a large-scale trial experienced more than 90% fewer cases of symptomatic Covid-19 with their vaccine than those who received a placebo.

This is the broadest classification. Some RNA viruses actually make DNA during their replication process, etc…

The vaccine deploys bits of genetic code, rather than bits of the virus itself. This messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA, uses synthetic genetic material to cause the body to create a protein from the virus; the immune system then recognises the virus and learns to attack it. Imperial College’s Robin Shattock thinks his team’s mRNA-based vaccine will probably be so cheap and scalable that it could treat the world’s population. None of this would have happened if in 2005 two scientists, Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, had not figured out a way of slipping the mRNA into cells without tripping the body’s defences. Both now work with BioNTech.

Not a word thanking US President Donald Trump for his Operation Warp Speed, which provided Pfizer for a reason to forge ahead at blistering speed (Pfizer took the decision to go for the RNA vaccine only in July). So I sent a comment. Here it is:

In July 2020, Pfizer got a $1.95 billion deal with the US government’s Operation Warp Speed, the multiagency effort to rush a vaccine to market. Pfizer will get this huge amount of money, to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine. The arrangement is an advance-purchase agreement, meaning that the company won’t get paid until they deliver the vaccines. Pfizer did not accept federal funding to help develop or manufacture the vaccine, unlike front-runners Moderna and AstraZeneca.
People, worldwide, should be thankful that the US government proposed such a deal. the Pfizer RNA vaccine is apparently 90% efficient. FDA’s authorization will happen once 164 patients out of 44,000 in the Phase III trial, get COVID (they are above 100 right now). Then the US army is ready to execute distribution instantaneously.

The Guardian blocked the comment and sent me a message tantamount to saying I was a dangerous terrorist. The Guardian, a few years ago, got a 50 million dollars secret gift from Bill Gates…

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: The drugmaker Moderna announced on Monday 11/16/2020 that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, based on an early look at the results from its large, continuing study.


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