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Comment on Mandates vs. Religious Exemptions by Don Helland MD.

You state “This was an in vitro study published in an “Open Access” journal that is not peer-reviewed. When open access papers (aka Pay to Publish) just aren’t as reliable and often present basic mistakes and less than credible theories. That’s what seems to have happened here in this paper.”

From the article “Viruses is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of virology, published monthly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV), the Spanish Society for Virology (SEV), the Canadian Society for Virology (CSV), the Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV), the Australasian Virology Society (AVS) and more societies are affiliated with Viruses and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.”

Apparently Sean you are incorrect in saying this is not a peer reviewed article. I find it quite interesting that you, a pathologist in California, always seem to know more than, or disparage, researchers at other institutions, if they happen to disagree with you.

You also say “In real life, the modified spike proteins produced by the vaccines are limited to the surfaces of postmitotic muscle cells.” I am not sure this is accurate either. The mRNA (in the vaccine) enters muscle cells and is translated into the spike protein in the cytoplasm. So initially it is in the cytoplasm of the muscle cells.

See the article “mRNA vaccines for COVID-19: what, why and how”
International Journal of Biological Sciences, 4-10-2010

“In real life, the modified spike proteins produced by the vaccines are limited to the surfaces of postmitotic muscle cells.” Also, do you have a reference please for this statement?


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Do you have a reference for this response from Bayer? When I google it nothing comes up.

(I guess it could also depend on how you define gene therapy. The DNA of a vaccine recipient may not get altered. But you are still using a modified viral gene mRNA. I wish there were more folks on this site to chime in and help clarify things. I don’t pretend to be a microbiologist, ID specialist, or molecular geneticist, etc.)

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“Severity of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections as Compared with Primary Infections”

“Yeah, well” this study from NEJM does correlate with my own experience.

250,000+ patients that had covid disease, and no vaccine

“Low rate of reinfection”

“No critical patients or deaths in those with reinfection”

Which makes me question the need for a vaccine in those that have had covid infection.

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“Regardless of all of this, the main point that the authors of this paper make is not substantiated by their research.”

I am going to email the contacting author and see if they can respond to your comments about their paper.

The point that concerned me the most was that they state the spike proteins enter the nucleus and interfere with DNA repair mechanisms. I would like to know if this can happen in the muscle cells at the site of injection.

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Sean you apparently did not read my comment carefully.

Human cells apparently use the LINE retrotransposon mechanism (which includes reverse transcriptase, integrase, etc) to make “processed pseudogenes” from human mRNA. I am wondering if this could happen with the mRNA in the covid vaccine.

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One concern that I have is the potential for integration in the host DNA, using the same mechanism produces “processed pseudogenes”.

“Human LINE retrotransposons generate processed pseudogenes”. This article discusses this process.

I have never heard this discussed up to this point.

What are your thoughts Sean?

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