An ominous article in National Geographic is titled “The controversial quest to make a ‘contagious’ vaccine“.
Imagine a cure that’s as contagious as the disease it fights—a vaccine that could replicate in a host’s body and spread to others nearby, quickly and easily protecting a whole population from microbial attacks. That’s the goal of several teams around the world who are reviving controversial research to develop self-spreading vaccines.
Their hope is to reduce infectious disease transmission among wild animals, thereby lowering the risk that harmful viruses and bacteria can jump from wildlife to humans as many experts believe happened with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Advocates for self-spreading vaccines say they could revolutionise public health by disrupting infectious disease spread among animals before a zoonotic spillover could occur—potentially preventing the next pandemic.
But others argue that the viruses used in these vaccines could themselves mutate, jump species, or set off a chain reaction with devastating effects across entire ecosystems.
“Once you set something engineered and self-transmissible out into nature, you don’t know what happens to it and where it will go,” says Jonas Sandbrink, a biosecurity researcher at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. “Even if you just start by setting it out into animal populations, part of the genetic elements might find their way back into humans.”
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Filippa Lentzos, a science and international security expert at King’s College London, points out that viruses are genetically unstable and prone to frequent mutations; therefore, a self-spreading vaccine virus could evolve to jump species or cause other unknown consequences in wild and domestic animal populations and, perhaps, even in humans.
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Most researchers agree that self-spreading vaccines could never be applied to human populations, because universal informed consent would never be achieved.
“We can’t even get people to take a vaccine in a global pandemic. The idea that you would be able to surreptitiously vaccinate the population with a virus without causing riots is just, you know, it’s stuff of fantasy. It will never be used in humans,” Redwood says … “You don’t need to be a Rhodes scholar to work out that people will be nervous about a disseminating viral vector. It’s a concept that will scare people … The way that I like to think about it is that it may never be used, but it’s better to have something in the cupboard that can be used and is mature if we need it. And to say, ‘Let’s just not do this research because it’s too dangerous,’ to me, that makes no sense at all.”
There’s more at the link.
The researchers are emphatic that this concept is for use only to treat diseases in animals, not human beings: but if it can be made to work in animals, do you really think control freaks like Dr. Fauci won’t seize on it as a way to vaccinate anybody and everybody against any and every disease they can think of? “You may not want to be vaccinated, but we have ways and means of giving you the shot, whether you want it or not!” We’d end up infecting each other with the vaccine, as well as the disease.
That’s a truly frightening prospect to me . . . but based on the history of science and medicine, I’d say there’s a real likelihood that it’ll become reality. Researchers mostly seem to ask whether something can be done, but seldom (if ever) whether it should be done. Imagine if everyone on the planet were subject to the same appallingly high rate of post-vaccine complications and reactions that we’ve seen with COVID-19. Even if we knew the vaccine was potentially dangerous, we’d have no way to opt out of it. The powers that be would absolutely love that.
Even worse, think of it in the context of bacteriological warfare, or even extremist ideology. What if a radical environmentalist, who believes it would be better for Earth if the human race were extinct, was able to develop a “vaccine” that caused sterility? What if one racial group were to develop a “vaccine” that sterilized one race, but not another – or all races except their own? (Don’t think that’s a pipe dream. There were serious efforts along those lines in South Africa under the apartheid government, back in the 1980’s, and I won’t be surprised to hear that similar research has been conducted elsewhere since then – Wuhan, perhaps, or similar laboratories?) If such “vaccines” could be circulated through mutual contagion, rather than direct application, think of the consequences.
This scares the hell out of me.