By now, it should not surprise anyone that many common vaccines contain fetal cells, including those for COVID-19. In a press release, the North Dakota Department of Health makes the following claim, “… some of the COVID-19 vaccines used cells originally isolated from fetal tissue (often referred to as fetal cells), some of which were originally derived from an aborted fetus. The use of fetal cell lines is a very sensitive and important topic within some faith communities and among individuals with concerns about the ethics of using materials derived in this way.” It has been an open secret that fetal cells have been used to make or test vaccines for a long time now, and the cells were harvested in the 1960s.
Dr. McKenna (2018) writes on using aborted fetal tissues in vaccine and medical research and makes a strong case between the use of aborted fetal tissue in a research laboratory and the reimbursement practices of Planned Parenthood. Legal or illegal, moral or immoral, ethical or unethical, the actions of Planned Parenthood in selling aborted fetal tissues are personally repugnant, but I do not understand the legal jargon sufficiently to offer an informed opinion. I find the selling of aborted fetal tissues ghoulish, immoral, and disgusting. However, the science of using fetal tissues in producing and testing vaccines is understandable, and I find this practice heinous and dangerous.
Consider with me the science and draw your own conclusions, for this is the power of science. We can both observe what is occurring and draw independent conclusions based upon the data presented. We can disagree, and the science can be debated, for one thing is universal, “Science is NEVER settled!”
Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines were developed with fetal cells. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are “supposedly” not derived from fetal cells, but some reports have these companies testing the vaccine on fetal cells. Frankly, with all the money involved, I do not trust any pharmaceutical company to report the truth. They cannot be held liable for lying or endangering the health and welfare of those receiving their products. Again, draw your own conclusions. I am not here to tell you how to think; just hear me out first.
Let’s separate some fact and fiction from the marketing and hype. Here is a website typical of most “informational,” “quasi-science,” filtered data websites on vaccines and fetal cells. The website is more useful for what is not related than what is related, and that is the first problem. In reporting that fetal cells are being used, what are your first three most important questions?
My first three questions are:
- Why are fetal cells used and not other types of cells?
- Why use cells from such old specimens to grow the vaccines?
- What about the recipient and any potential for DNA/RNA cross-over from human-to-human contamination?
If you want an excellent book on this topic, please see Meredith Wadman’s “The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease.” I am not writing to sell a book, but I do recommend this book as a means of capturing the information I cannot cover in a simple blog post. There is history, science, government politics, intrigue, and a whole lot of people who are needed to flush out even a tenth of this topic and the book does a good job of explaining these topics. Imperative to note, you do not need to be a chemist, physicist, or a multi-degreed scientist or medical doctor to read the book. If you have legitimate questions about vaccines, from the annual flu vaccine to COVID, I recommend having this book as a reference.
Are there alternatives to fetal tissue available and of sufficiently low enough cost to change from 60-year old fetal tissues; yes. However, as the book The Vaccine Race makes clear, the impetus to change is missing. Herein lay the problem, Big Pharma is not going to change. Unfortunately, there are no regulatory agencies with enough power to force change on a $100 Million industry; the sale of aborted fetal tissue is that big and more. Worse, by manipulating the public through feel-good marketing websites and public disclosures that do not answer questions, Big Pharma can avoid accountability.
Using the CDC website, let’s explore some other common ingredients in today’s vaccines, and you can choose whether you want these chemicals in your body.
- Formaldehyde – Used to kill viruses and toxins that are introduced in the vaccine manufacturing process. Where do we find formaldehyde; the preservation of dead bodies in a mortuary.
- Sugar and Gelatin – Yup, you read that right, you are getting a shot of Jell-O.
- Aluminum Salts – Check out the research on what Aluminum Salts do to the neurological system. Nothing good is a vast understatement!
- Thimerosal – Also known as “Ethylmercury” or a form of alcohol mercury, but if you believe the CDC and Big Pharma, this type of mercury is in a smaller dose and is not as easily stacked up in the body, and is less likely to cause mercury poisoning. Even the CDC warns that Thimerosal is only used in Flu vaccines; you know, those vaccines you’re supposed to not worry about and get every year.
- Egg Proteins and Neomycin – Egg proteins are generally only found in Influenza (flu) vaccines and Yellow Fever vaccines. Neomycin is an antibiotic used to prevent bacterial contamination from the manufacturing process.
As a side note, does the process of creating and manufacturing a vaccine concern you if the manufacturers need formaldehyde and neomycin due to problems prevalent in the manufacturing process? Now, consider two significant issues in America, the explosion of medicine-resistant bacteria and viral infections in hospitals and the explosion of obesity. With Jell-O in the annual flu vaccines and the neomycin, aren’t the vaccines part of the growing problem of medicine-resistant bacteria and viruses and the obesity problems?
Ingredients specific to the COVID vaccines, we find a list of chemicals, metals, sugars, and alcohols that frankly astounds and mystifies. Here is the website with the ingredients broken down that the pharmaceutical companies are willing to advertise as being inside their vaccine.
- Sucrose is in two of the vaccines.
- A couple of chemicals (polyethylene glycol/ethanol) I use to wash engines.
- Salts and cholesterol are in the vaccines.
… and the list goes on and on! Some of these ingredients are in a Twinkie. Does this mean that I can safely eat Twinkies, Zingers, and other processed foods and not gain weight or have adverse health problems? Why should people not be asking more questions about chemical reactions with other medications inside the body? Why shouldn’t we be asking more questions about long-term side effects and multi-chemical toxicity?
I am not anti-science, anti-vaccine, anti-anything. I am pro-choice and pro-question. I want clarity, honesty, and transparency. I desire the ability to have all the information so as to make informed decisions, whether those decisions be about health, law, science, politics, etc. I do not feel this is too much to ask. Do you?
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