Comment on Are mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19 helpful or harmful? by Scott.
That same sound/objective thinking would have served (and still could serve) us well during the pandemic phase as we weigh risk of infection against various restrictions.
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Are mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19 helpful or harmful?
Dr. Pitman, thank you for sacrificing your time to educate!
I have 3 questions that I cannot seem to get answered regarding mRNA vaccines. I hope you can help.
1. I assume some defective mRNA strands and lipid layers can be generated during the myriad of involved complex chemical processes. Do we understand percentage of defective nanoparticles / mRNA strands? Does process include QA that somehow reduces or eliminates potentially harmful defects. What is risk of defective mRNA strands that could encode for harmful proteins? Any other associated risks here that I am not addressing?
2. How much independent review occurred with these vaccines? Is the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety the only body that reviewed. Do scientiests get hands-on and eyes-on access to the actual chemical processes to verify what is happening (in vitro and in vivo), or are they just provided with white papers and reports for review?
3. Some papers and FAQs claim the generated viral “spike protein” is presented on the cell surface. Some of your dialogue here seems to indicate that this is not the case. Which is it? How is it presented? Is it presented in a variety of ways?