Fauci Says Rushing COVID-19 Vaccine is Risky

Fauci Says Rushing  COVID-19 Vaccine is Risky

During a remote online testimony before the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on May 12, 2020, Anthony Fauci, MD warned that moving forward too quickly with the development of a vaccine for COVID-19 may produce a vaccine that could make the disease worse.1 2 Dr. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said:

I must warn that there’s also the possibility of negative consequences where certain vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the infection. The big unknown is efficacy. Will it be present or absent, and how durable will it be.1 2

In the past two months, several pharmaceutical companies and at least one university have begun human clinical trials to test experimental vaccine candidates to prevent COVID-19 infections. Some of the manufacturers of these experimental vaccines claim they will them ready by the before the end of this year.3 4 5 6 7 Two of those companies, CureVac AG of Germany and Pfizer, Inc. of the United States (in partnership with BioNTech SE of Germany), and Oxford University of the United Kingdom have said that they expect to have COVID-19 vaccines ready by this fall.3 5 6

This ambitious schedule by CureVac, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford would place these vaccine development programs a full year ahead of what many scientists have estimated it would take to produce the evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Earlier this year, Dr. Fauci and Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated it would take a minimum of 12-18 months to develop a new COVID-19 vaccine. Based on that estimate, the soonest a COVID-19 vaccine could be deployed for widespread use would be sometime in early- to mid-2021.3 5

Thomas Breuer, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer of GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, said that even if development of a COVID-19 vaccine were to proceed at an accelerated pace, licensing approval of the vaccine would “take at least 12 to 18 months.”3

Fast Tracking New Vaccines: A Risky Business

Two incidents cited in a recent article published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provide examples of tragic consequences of fast tracking the use of newly created vaccines. The first example is the so-called Cutter Incident in 1955, which involved the formaldehyde inactivated Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), and the second example is the RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine given to infants and toddlers in Washington, DC in 1967.8

In the Cutter Incident, about 40,000 children were given IPV developed by Jonas Salk, MD. Some 200 of those children were severely paralyzed and 10 of them died. The problem with the vaccine was linked to the failure to inactivate the live poliovirus used in the vaccine. According to an article by Janine Roberts in The Ecologist, “The general consensus was that these cases had been caused by viruses in the vaccine that had survived the formaldehyde” used to supposedly kill them.8 9

The children injected with the formalin inactivated RSV vaccine in 1966-67 experienced an enhanced form of RSV disease (which causes pneumonia in infants) when they were exposed to and became infected with wild-type respiratory syncytial virus in the community.10

They suffered from high fever, bronchopneumonia and wheezing. Many of the children were hospitalized and two of them died.8 10 11

The risk of a COVID-19 vaccine enhancing the complications of an infection it is designed to prevent, which occurred with the experimental RSV given to infants and children in the 1960’s, is referred to as “immune enhancement.” Some of the COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing human clinical trials have skipped animal trials, which is a key step in the normal process of developing and licensing new vaccines.12


References:

1 Camero K. Fauci warns there’s a risk rushing a coronavirus vaccine. Miami Herald May 12, 2020.
2 Fox News. Dr. Fauci testifies before Senate on coronavirus response. YouTube May 12, 2020.
3 Cáceres M. A Vaccine for Coronavirus by Autumn? The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 2, 2020.
4 TVR Staff. Bill Gates Says Health Care Workers Will Be First to Get Coronavirus Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction Mar. 20, 2020.
5 TVR Staff. Oxford Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Meet September Deadline. The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 27, 2020.
6 TVR Staff. Pfizer/BioNTech Target Fall 2020 for COVID-19 Vaccine Availability. The Vaccine Reaction May 3, 2020.
7 U.S. National Library of Medicine. Phase I Clinical Trial of a COVID-19 Vaccine in 18-60 Healthy Adults (CTCOVID-19). ClinicalTrials.gov Mar. 18, 2020.
8 Boyle P. Here’s why we can’t rush a COVID-19 vaccine. Association of American Medical Colleges Mar. 31, 2020.
9 Cáceres M. Embalming Fluid in Vaccines? The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 30, 2018.
10 Acosta PL, Caballero MT, Polack FP. Brief History and Characterization of Enhanced Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology March 2016; 23(3): 189-195.
11 Harding A. Research shows why 1960s RSV shot sickened children. Reuters Dec. 23, 2008.
12 Rushing vaccine for coronavirus may make patients sicker. Irish Examiner Mar. 12, 2020. 

31 Responses to "Fauci Says Rushing COVID-19 Vaccine is Risky"

  1. Jennifer   May 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    All of this hype that “science” will develop a vaccine and save us all from COVID makes my stomach knot up! There has got to be a better way to build our immune systems and resist combat this! Why don’t more people see the danger and red flags with our current over- vaccination program?

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    • Michael Cottrell   May 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Because censorship is profound and people are dying from lack of knowledge that can save their lives. Natural News for example claims to be pro freedom of speech, yet when I tried to comment about my views and opinions, for whatever reason, my comments never get accepted by the moderator of Natural News. So as a result, all the time I spent making my comments on Natural News articles never show up for the public to see. It’s pure censorship at its finest and there’s nothing I can do to fight back against it. So I’ve given up on commenting on Natural News again. If their moderators are going to censor my speech, then it’s not worth my time commenting their articles. And if humanity becomes enslaved because of censorship, it will be partly because sites like Natural News have decided to censor speech like mine for no reason other than the fact that their moderators dislike what I have to say. It’s very sinister of them to censor off my speech simply by not approving my comment.

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  2. Helen Gately   May 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Why then did Fauci show up on Cramer’s stock market program and push Moderna which was started up by Gates and a US agency? Fauci said he was bullish on it just a week or so ago.

    Time for Fauci to retire.

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    • Dr. Wade Arnett Lofton   May 18, 2020 at 11:06 pm

      Amen…

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  3. Paul   May 18, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I agree with you Jennifer; I was banned from Facebook for simply criticizing the flu vaccine as being ineffective. In addition, whenever I raise doubts about a vaccine’s safety on Quora, I start a firestorm!

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    • Michael Cottrell   May 18, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Ha! Nice job on creating a firestorm. I personally couldn’t take a firestorm if you were to ask me to start a thread on Quora for raising a subject as controversial as vaccines. These days, vaccines are such a hot button issue that it’s easy to trigger some people to go berserk.

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  4. Julie Craker   May 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you Jennifer. I also have the stomach issue over all of this and I couldn’t agree with you more. We in our family have respected and nurtured our immune systems and have no fear of this virus killing us but we understand we could get sick, and maybe not, but the fear from those who have chosen to ignore their health are holding the rest of us ransom. We will not do the vaccine and from what I understand, stand to lose our physical freedom. The punishment we get for not bleeding our insurance companies and passing illness to those around us because we took responsibility for our health?

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  5. Zuto   May 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Fauci and all the others with a vested interest in keeping us sick, making us need hospitalization, medication and vaccines. Follow the money.

    They are actively lobbying against antibody testing (which would help identify people who have developed some natural immunity), suggesting all the ways antibody tests might be deficient or otherwise unsatisfactory.

    The best defense against corona virus is natural immunity, and if they started working a lot harder to do antibody testing, they would find that huge numbers of people have already had COVID-19 and are now producing natural antibodies against it, i.e. they have some natural defense, in fact they might be immune (and they are actively suggesting there might not be any immunity or it might not be long lasting).

    They will terrorize the public with reports of the many ways that COVID-19 attacks the body, but they will not suggest that we should be darn careful with any vaccines. They stimulate antibody production by exposing us to something resembling the viral proteins. It is suggested that, among other things, COVID-19 is causing systemic inflammation or possibly cytokine storms. Right. So why in the world would anyone volunteer to be exposed to a vaccine that could cause conditions that will cause severe, lifelong illness and/or death???

    Stick with natural immunity. And educate yourselves so you understand what they are asking you to fear. Know your rights and mean it when you say no.

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  6. Cynthia   May 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Many people know and feel something is very wrong.
    Dr. Mikovits videos were banned on YouTube and then taken down all over. Go to http://www.brighteon.com – search Dr. Judy Mikovits plandemic and you can watch any of her interviews. She was jailed for discovering and trying to expose truths about vaccinations.

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  7. Michael Cottrell   May 18, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Because censorship is profound and people are dying from lack of knowledge that can save their lives. Natural News for example claims to be pro freedom of speech, yet when I tried to comment about my views and opinions, for whatever reason, my comments never get accepted by the moderator of Natural News. So as a result, all the time I spent making my comments on Natural News articles never show up for the public to see. It’s pure censorship at its finest and there’s nothing I can do to fight back against it. So I’ve given up on commenting on Natural News again. If their moderators are going to censor my speech, then it’s not worth my time commenting their articles. And if humanity becomes enslaved because of censorship, it will be partly because sites like Natural News have decided to censor speech like mine for no reason other than the fact that their moderators dislike what I have to say. It’s very sinister of them to censor off my speech simply by not approving my comment.

    Reply
  8. Karen   May 18, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Jennifer, as you probably realize, people are mostly unaware because this information is being actively suppressed by drug company propaganda controlling major search engines and fact-checking sites and lapped up by mainstream media.

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  9. Dorothy   May 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    A vaccine for every illness and disease. How much can the human body endure!!!! We have a bunch of greedy pharmaceutical companies, plus mad scientists and researchers trying to win a Nobel Prize. And most disappointing is our President jumping on the vaccine bandwagon pushing a vaccine by year end, “President Donald Trump is doubling down on his claim that Americans could see a vaccine for the novel coronavirus by the end of the year.” Yes, the world economy is in shambles, but in America, finding our way through and past Covid19 is more political than not.

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  10. Jill Herendeen   May 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Gosh golly gee, I remember all this hype about vaccines when Those In Charge–Dr. Fauci among them!–decreed that AIDS = HIV, back in 1984. It never was, and they never did get a vaccine for it, but the nay-sayers were effectively steamrolled and it’s been fabulously profitable… Being able to hold the world hostage has got to be even more profitable, eh what?

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  11. Susan   May 18, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    The scientific evidence of vaccine studies repeatedly has findings in one direction–live viruses are too dangerous to be inserted into humans.

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  12. Marie betlow   May 18, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I totally agree. Vaccines are dangerous and we should have a right to say no.

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  13. R.O.   May 18, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    The article omitted the most recent example of a fast-tracked vaccine debacle, the “pandemic” flu of 2009-2010:

    https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3948

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  14. Dianne   May 18, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    I see more problems will come if they put a new vaccine on the market too soon and I personally will not be a first in line getting it. I sure do not want even a tiny bit of the virus in me.

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  15. John   May 18, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Because ordinary people are led by experts who make mistakes and don’t have all the answers. For example, the practice of following experts led to the death of 1,500 people on the Titanic due to an insufficient number of lifeboats in 1912, millions of radiation victims following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and the payout of $4.2 billion in the US in vaccine injury compensation from 1986-2019. The most convenient argument is that if we did not have such experts creating such luxuries, we would be far worse off, and so we should just accept such tragedy instead of trying to prevent / resolve it. This argument is predominant among those seemingly unaffected by tragedy, and it is rejected by those who have experienced or read about it.

    When it comes to children, there needs to be organized movements to investigate and reject all forms of injury (such as through communities like this). There should be a low-tolerance for accepting injury, disease, or disability in children. Sadly, there is a very high threshold – likely established by overworked single or dual-income parents who aren’t even at home to witness the development of their children.

    The bottom line is that if you want all kids 100% healthy, nobody will make money from it because the cost will be measured in dollars and the return will be measured in number of healthy lives, not monetary profit. The principles of economics don’t work when you invest millions to save thousands – and so long we do not value the thousands of children who are vaccine injured, it is cheaper to financially compensate the injuries rather than prevent or investigate them. This practice needs to change, but it won’t so long as the masses remain naive – or continue to accept it for any reason.

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  16. Maria   May 18, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Yes Paul, its seems that all Quora users are brain washed about vaccines and don’t dare question anything about the safety and efficacy of vacs or risk being mocked and labeled an antivacer. I don’t really trust the site anymore, never had a facebook account and avoid using google as much as possible.

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  17. Kathleen   May 18, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Again, Fauci tells only part of the truth. He is surely aware why both Peter Hotez and Paul Offit, two of the most vociferous vaccine PROPONENTS who have ever lived, have expressed serious reservations, on video, about ever being able to develop safe vaccines against RNA viruses.
    I can add the polio vaccines known to be contaminated with the cancer causing SV40 which continued to be administered until the contaminated stock was used up. More recently, we can cite the Swine Flu vaccine debacle and the now withdrawn Lyme vaccine that made asymptomatic recipients develop acute Lyme disease symptoms.
    I am becoming more and more convinced that people are ill with one or more, separately or combined, numbers of infections that are being mislabeled COVID-19. My energy explorations particularly indicate widespread 2007 “flu” resurgence (hits obese people harder than non obese), immune suppressive viruses, and a vicious combination that I first encountered in 12-19 which included the peculiar symptom of laryngitis. There are multiple pathogens that defy categorization, one of which involves the accumulation of carbon monoxide, the other of which involves accumulation of carbon dioxide, either or both, in people w/o previous respiratory or cardiac problems. I strongly suspect these and many other pathogens and toxins are latent in all of us. When combined with nutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies (vitamin K and blood clots), the newly introduced 5G frequencies and higher 4G power densities are interacting with these toxins and latent infections, resulting in what may appear to be new syndromes, many of which are being labelled COVID-19.
    There is no chance that adding what are essentially experimental vaccines to this mess can result in anything other than bad results.

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  18. Jackie Vannoy   May 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    And if its a synthetic virus,or the Sars cov 2 with enhanced gain of function, can a vaccine work on that in the best case scenario?

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  19. Jackie Vannoy   May 18, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    If its a synthetic virus, sars cov 2 with gain of function,would a vaccine even work in the best case scenario?

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  20. Mary   May 18, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Please remember that the head of WHO is NOT a medical doctor. I wonder why he acts like he is when he is not.

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  21. Beverly Jensen, Ph.D.   May 18, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    So developing a vaccine for this virus, and another vaccine for the next virus, and yet another for the next virus is quite insane. This is whack-a-mole health policy!! The sensible, sane solution for a healthy body and a healthy population is to strengthen the immune system, le terrain, as the French say. That is France’s approach to health, and according to WHO their health system is the world’s best.

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  22. Mary   May 18, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    It looks like Covid may be like MER & SAR that never got vaccines. What I have read those sound similar to Covid in spite of New virus. It sounds very iffy to get a SAFE and effective vaccine at all much less in less than a year.

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  23. Tami Griffeth   May 18, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    But he was pushing for it before. Why is he backing off now? Like Helen said, he needs to go.

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  24. Cynthia   May 18, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Fauci only wants us to remain scared and on lockdown so he and the lying commies can destroy the economy and ruin President Trump.
    He is a liar in the first class! He should be in jail.

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    • Dr. Wade Arnett Lofton   May 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm

      Amen…

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  25. Dr. Wade Arnett Lofton   May 18, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    There is many other ways to stimulate immuno-therapy! #1 Eat Clean Organic Anti-Inflammatory foods
    #2 Drink Clean Alkaline Water
    #3 Breathe in Clean Oxygen and Exercise
    #4 Stimulate your neuropathways in your spine with Neurological based Chiropractic as it has been shown to suppress inflammation, and improve immune function!

    Start there first, then we can go deeper into more protocols that build immunity and your microbiome.

    Dr. Wade A. Lofton BS, DC, FICPA, AP-TRT, cAT

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  26. Bob   May 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

    He was gung-ho on the rushed-to-market 2009 swine flu vaccine that caused Guillain-Barre and narcolepsy among other side effects so he should know not to rush another one to market. Too bad he hasn’t learned they don’t work.

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  27. Brian James   May 19, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Mar 29, 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci stated in 2017 there WILL be a “surprise outbreak” coming administration will face

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, stating in January 2017 there WILL be a “surprise outbreak” the coming administration will face.

    https://youtu.be/JvXb6Rt3tKM

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