Are drug companies able to create vaccines against Sars-CoV-2? Yes, they are. But will these be safe for each person who is inoculated? Safety is far from guaranteed. This blog emphasizes one and only one thing. Setting aside the vaccine for a moment, the point is that the biochemistry of the interaction of human immune systems to the novel virus is complex, such that how intrusion of the virus relates to you or affects you as an individual is unpredictable. The runcertainty arises because the response of your individual immune system to the virus is not well understood. The research on this interaction is ongoing.
If it were the case that the scientists who do this work knew how Sars-CoV-2 affects the immune system of your individual body, then in advance of being vaccinated, they might test you to make sure that your body would have a highly likely favorable and non-dangerous immune system reaction.
But they do not know. If you scan a few articles written by groups of doctors and scientists involved in this work, you will find that they don’t know why the virus might kill one 30-year old person while another comparable 30-year old will show no ill effects. The reason they don’t know why is that the body’s biochemistry is very complex. It’s hard to do experiments on human subjects. There are different kinds of antibodies and different immune responses and different factors of your health, and different conditions of your immune system.
There are articles, easily found, about how Sars-CoV-2 interacts with interferon, which are a body’s first responder cells. You need only search for the words sars -2 +interferon. It will hit you quickly in scanning these articles that there’s a lot going on inside you when you contract the virus that the vaccine developers do not know about.
Now, if they don’t know how the virus interacts with immune system cells and molecules, they cannot possibly know how a vaccine will work on you, the individual subject. A vaccine elicits an immune system response. If they do not know how the virus itself affects a person via that person’s immune system, they also can’t know how a vaccine will affect any given person. They may have some evidence from other subjects, but it won’t be evidence of how the virus will affect you in particular or how your body will respond to an inoculation that arouses your body’s immune system. The thing is your situation is individual and affected by factors about which the vaccinators know nothing. That is, they don’t know enough to test you in advance so as to be able to assure you that the vaccine won’t cause you an adverse reaction. In fact the vaccinators all demand release from legal liability.
What sort of adverse reaction might occur? One recent article has this language: “The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. An unbalanced immune response, characterized by a weak production of type I interferons (IFN-Is) and an exacerbated release of proinflammatory cytokines, contributes to the severe forms of the disease.”
You could be unlucky. Your body can over-react to the vaccination. You could have not enough interferon of type I being produced and you could get an exaggerated (exacerbated) release of molecules (cytokines) that inflame your insides and kill you.
That’s what this blog is about, one of the risks of a vaccine against this virus. There simply is not a body of medical science that leads to a perfectly safe vaccination against the virus, based upon knowledge of your individual body. It will even be hard to tell you what the odds are that your body overreacts or has some other ill effects caused by the vaccine injection. And those risks are really not known now, and they probably won’t be known when many doses start to be distributed and used upon people.
There are people in weakened health conditions for whom infection by this virus would be a life or death matter. But, if a government mandate forces a vaccine upon them, that too may be a death sentence. And even if an infection is not a life or death matter, it may still be a quality of life matter, because an illness caused by a vaccination or the response to it may impair one or more parts of your body for a long time to come. In this case too, a mandated vaccination is a negative sentence. It’s bad medicine.
The government doesn’t protect you by forcing upon you a risky procedure. There should be no vaccination mandate. Under the current circumstances, which involve the almost complete lack of solid information about individual immune system responses to the virus, it would be wrong to risk the lives and well-being of millions of people. Taking or not taking such risks should be within the province of an individual’s own decision.6:15 pm on November 17, 2020