Genetic modification, mRNA vaccines, T-Virus, could COVID-19 make Sci-Fi a reality?

Genetic modification, mRNA vaccines, T-Virus, could COVID-19 make Sci-Fi a reality?

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What could possibly go wrong? The world is rushing and one can say going in warp speed to approved mRNA vaccines that our governments promises to be the holy grail in combating and eliminating COVID-19. Yet, is anyone asking what is the history behind the science that will be distributed in a global scale under the most expeditions approval process ever seen?

Many major pharmaceutical companies have abandoned the research and trial of dozens of mRNA and DNA therapies after spending years and billions on failed projects. Yet, now with no-fault indemnity of governments around the world, the pharmaceutical industry is optimistic that the science can be successful in just a few months for the Coronavirus that has hit around the globe. Get ready for the good news and pumping of advertising promoting vaccination.

Moderna, who is a front liner in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine was running into risks of justifying their multi-billion dollar market evaluation back in 2017 do to their failure in delivering a functional vaccine for treating a rare and debilitating disease known as Crigler-Najjar syndrome. According to an article in STAT News, in order to protect mRNA molecules from the body’s natural defenses, drug developers must wrap them in a protective casing. For Moderna, that meant putting its Crigler-Najjar therapy in nanoparticles made of lipids. And for its chemists, those nanoparticles created a daunting challenge: Dose too little, and you don’t get enough enzyme to affect the disease; dose too much, and the drug is too toxic for patients.

In a February 2019 article from Fanbyte, Justin Waterfield, an Electron Microscopist and expert in the diagnostics of virology, explained what was the hypothetical and highly unlikely conditions needed to create the fictional T-Virus. Yes, that’s correct, it’s the supposedly man-made virus in the epic game and movie series of Resident Evil and it’s Umbrella Corporation.

Diagnostic Virology expert, Electron Microscopist, and Resident Evil fan Justin Waterfield

In his original interview prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Waterfield said, “we’ve had only two or three instances in my lifetime that could be even remotely comparable to Resident Evil’s description of the T-Virus outbreak,” he continued in saying, “And they aren’t even close. That’s Ebola, SARS, and the various mutations of the influenza virus. And though we can’t always vaccinate for each type due to their continuous changes, we can contain them, so spreads are limited.”

As another highly unlikely condition in creating the so call T-Virus according to this article in Fanbyte, is that you would need to combine the complex virus with another single strand RNA virus to create what is call in the real world an antigenic shift.

Given our current knowledge about COVID-19, the first highly unlikely condition to have a SARS or flu-like virus infect the world is pretty much a filled check box. Now all we need is the impossible and highly unlikely introduction of the right RNA strand that can create the necessary and fictional cocktail to be introduced around the world to every human being in an unprecedent scale. Sounds familiar?

“They have been described as the vaccines of the future,” says Dan Barouch, director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center when talking about mRNA and DNA vaccines. “However, they have not yet been pressure tested,” he adds. There are no approved mRNA or DNA vaccines, and neither has ever been tested in a large-scale clinical trial for an infectious disease. “The COVID crisis is a great opportunity for those technologies to be pushed.”

That is exactly what is happening, the world is pushing to approved new technology that has up to now failed to be approved by normal standards by such agencies as the FDA and others around the world in just a matter of months.

It is completely unforeseeable for major companies that we have depended on for decades such as Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson to put out a medication that could harm anyone. But what happens after they leave these facilities? Many of these promising medications will require special logistics in order to maintain there integrity, such as delivering them in freezer trucks.

If there is a silver lining, you can rest assure that your government has committed it’s resources to ensure that these vaccines are delivered properly, and you know how reliable the government can be. So what could be the odds that any of these doses make it to there destinations just a few degrees or two of temperature off of there requirement?

Disclosure: Please note that this article was written for your entertainment, and curiosity. In no way is it to be construed as influential in the individual or collective decision for vaccination using the mRNA or DNA technologies.

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