Fact is that the first vaccine trial is only in Phase 1 of 3 Human Trials. Phase one will still take a year to complete.
And we don’t want to rush that vaccine. No matter your stance on vaccines, this is one that must not be expedited. Coronavirus vaccines have been tried before for SARS and MERS and despite over 15 years since SARS, none have been approved, while animal studies have only shown that caution must be taken.
Prior vaccines developed for similar coronaviruses, caused a cytokine storm, the very thing that appears to be most problematic for those that suffer and die from the virus. The cure could be as bad as the disease. And no one would know until next they came into contact with a wild coronavirus (references below). And coronaviruses make up about 20% of the common cold, or approximately 200 million infections every year in the US.
Surely scientists know this? Surely they would not put us at risk?
But let’s consider that the fear is coming from media. They are not scientists, and while they consult with scientists, media is for profit, with a large segment of their advertising dollars coming from Big Pharma. Pharmaceuticals can be life saving, but again, the industry is for profit, a Trillion dollar industry globally and largely responsible for such atrocities as the Opiod crisis. Is this what they want? I doubt it. But consider that when shown vast piles of money, a populace foaming at the mouth for a cure, government willing to push regulatory restrictions for safety to the breaking point, and you have a perfect storm.
And already we are seeing the risk from this rush for a cure: Moderna Animal Trials were skipped. The vaccine went direct to human. Why is this a concern? For one: Using Animal models vs. humans gives insight with a shorter biological lifespan that can more quickly identify downstream ramifications that would be much slower to identify in humans.
Would you put your family at risk and subject them to a rushed and risky vaccine that has already had decades of trouble in development?
REFERENCE AND EXPLANATION ABOUT VACCINE:
1) What is a cytokine storm?
“With any infection, the body’s immune system responds by attacking the foreign virus or bacteria. While this immune response can rid the body of the infection, it can also sometimes cause collateral damage in the body.
“This can come in the form of an intense inflammatory response, sometimes called a ‘cytokine storm.’ The immune cells produce cytokines to fight infection, but if too many are released, it can cause problems in the body.
“’A lot of [the damage in the body during COVID-19] is due to what we would call a sepsis syndrome, which is due to complex immune reactions,’ Evans said. ‘The infection itself can generate an intense inflammatory response in the body that can affect the function of multiple organ systems.’”https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-what-happens-to-the-body-after-contracting-the-coronavirus#Immune-system
“This ‘cytokine storm’ can trigger a viral sepsis in coronavirus infection, where viral replication and excessive, uncontrolled systemic inflammation can lead to pneumonitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, shock, organ failure, secondary bacterial pneumonia, and potentially death.”https://www.biospace.com/article/cytosorb-the-wuhan-coronavirus-and-cytokine-storm/
2) immunopathology – refers to damage caused to an organism by its own immune response, as a result of an infection.
3) “challenge” means they put the vaccinated animal in contact with the virus to see how they would respond, to see if they really were immune or not.
1 – “previous efforts to develop a safe vaccine to protect human hosts from the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV proved challenging. Although vaccines comprising viral peptides were able to induce potentially neutralizing antibodies, in vaccine development studies for both viruses, significant lung immunopathology was observed in test animals following viral challenge.”https://www.the-rheumatologist.org/article/dont-forget-the-host-covid-19-cytokine-storm/
2 – “These SARS-CoV vaccines all induced antibody and protection against infection with SARS-CoV. However, challenge of mice given any of the vaccines led to occurrence of Th2-type immunopathology suggesting hypersensitivity to SARS-CoV components was induced. Caution in proceeding to application of a SARS-CoV vaccine in humans is indicated.”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335060/
But the New Vaccines Show Promise…
Or do they?
Moderna’s Human Trial in Washington State shows 20% of high dose cohort developed serious adverse events that required medical care. And remember: They ONLY used healthy individuals age 18-55. What will happen if a vaccine like this is given out to the general population where 40%+ have heart conditions, and nearly 10% have autoimmune disease?
Oxford’s Vaccine Group is the trial that hopes were placed on for providing a vaccine this year, but animal trials show the vaccine provided NO immunity to the wild virus, nor did it prevent transmission. As soon as there was evidence of weak antibody development the study was moved immediately to human trial, but pre-publication data now released shows that nearly all of the monkeys sickened when exposed to COVID-19.
(UPDATED 5/27/20: Added information regarding Moderna and Oxford’s vaccine trial results.)