mRNA ‘vaccine’? Yes, it’s a clinical trial

The statement

“A Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine CVnCoV in Adults for COVID-19”

The source

The (NIH) US National Library of Medicine Clinical Studies web site

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My take on it

Clinical trials, including this one, require informed consent. The challenge is that there are widely differing views as to the nature, safety and prospectivity of these treatments. What then constitutes informed consent?

(I use the term ‘treatments’ advisedly. These mRNA ‘vaccines’ do not match the conventional nature and definition of a vaccine (see eg the CDC’s own web site) and they are described by some experts as more in the nature of gene therapy.

According to the CDC, ‘mRNA vaccines have been held to the same rigorous safety and effectiveness standards as all other types of vaccines in the United States. The only COVID-19 vaccines the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will make available for use in the United States (by approval or emergency use authorization) are those that meet these standards.’

Is this not a circular claim? The purpose of the study is ‘to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine’. These mRNA vaccines are indeed being made available for use in the United States, by emergency use authorisation; prior to them being proven safe or effective.

The web site contains its own caution: “The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating.” 

If ever there was a case to do your own research, this is one.