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2 years later, there is not enough long term data to determine the safety of mRNA vaccines.

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Written by Mr. Eugene



More data and research is needed to fully understand the risks of mRNA vaccines and the potential associated risks.


Over the past two years there has been a lot of discussion and controversy about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. The main reason for the controversy is that the technology that was used in these vaccines had never been used to treat any type endemic or flu type virus in the past. It had only been used in experiments targeting some cancers. No vaccine like it had ever been authorised by the FDA for any use of any type of use, whatsoever, until COVID-19. In addition, the human trials that were conducted were done over a period of just a few months. These trials were the fastest vaccine trials completed in history.  In fact, it was about 30 to 60 times faster than the normal time to approve a vaccine for wide spread use to the public. In addition these mRNA vaccines cause the cells of the person injected with the vaccine to produce proteins that the body is later expected to reject or identify as hostile. In other words, the vaccine forces one’s own cells to produce proteins (“spike”) that one’s immune system interprets as the virus and thus causes immunity to the virus. The mRNA vaccines cause one’s own body to produce proteins one’s body thinks are a disease (foreign antigen).


RELEVANT FACT #1       According to HSS.gov there are six types of vaccines throughout the history of vaccinations. The six types of vaccines are as follows:

1st  Inactivated Vaccines

 Inactivated vaccines are used to protect against viral diseases such as Hepatitis, Flu, Pollio, Rabies and others.

2nd Live-attenuated vaccines

Live vaccines use a weakened (or attenuated) form of the germ that causes a disease.

Live vaccines are used to protect against Measles, mumps, Rubella, Rotavirus, Smallpox, Chicken pox, Yellow Fever and others.

3rd Subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines.

One limitation of these vaccines is that you may need booster shots to get ongoing protection against diseases.

These vaccines are used to protect against Hib, Hepatitis B, HPV, Whooping cough, Pneumococcal disease, Meningococcal disease, Shingles, and others.

4th Toxoid Vaccines

Like some other types of vaccines, you may need booster shots to get ongoing protection against diseases.

Toxoid vaccines are used to protect against Diphtheria and Tetanus.

5th Viral vector

Viral vector vaccines are used to protect against Ebola, Zika, Flu and HIV and a bit with COVID (limited scale)

6th Messenger RNA vaccines – also called mRNA vaccines.

mRNA vaccines make proteins in order to trigger an immune response. mRNA vaccines, theoretically, have several benefits compared to other types of vaccines, including shorter manufacturing times and, because they do not contain a live virus they, theoretically, have less risk of causing disease in the person getting vaccinated.

According to a post by the CDC on September 16, 2022, “mRNA vaccines use mRNA created in a laboratory to teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. The mRNA from the vaccines is broken down within a few days after vaccination and discarded from the body.

CDC post on September 22, 2022

RELEVANT FACT #2  According to Statista, as of Dec 7, 2022, 97.033% Percent of vaccines administered in the USA were mRNA vaccines

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  • The Pfizer, Moderna are mRNA vaccines.
  • Johnson’s Jannsen vaccine is a viral vector vaccine.
  • Novavax COVID-19 is a protein sub unit vaccine.

RELEVANT FACT #4.     The vaccine was put into the market faster than any in history.

According to the New York State Department of Health“it usually requires 10 to 15 years of research before the vaccine is made available to the general public. The first step of this extensive process involves several years of laboratory research, in which scientists and researchers identify an antigen that can prevent a disease” 

The mRNA vaccines distributed to the public by Pfizer and Moderna were only test in human trials for approximately 4 months. This is 30 times faster, on the low end, than the normal testing required to receive approval for human use as a vaccine. This had never been done before.

RELEVANT FACT #5       The first time in history that mRNA vaccines were used to treat a virus was with COVID-19 .

In an article published by The New England Journal of Medicine “Vaccine Innovations – Past and Future” it clearly outlines the history of vaccine innovation from 1970 to date. One only needs to see the chart below to note that there has never been a mRNA vaccine employed for the purpose of establishing immunity against any other pandemic or endemic virus before the inoculations began for COVID-19 in November of 2020.

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As the chart indicates, mRNA  vaccines have never been “authorised” by the FDA to be used in humans to fight a virus until the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. This type of vaccine has been used in research for various cancers but never in large scale and never to treat any type of other communal air born virus.

This is further supported in an article published by Medline Plus it states, “Like all vaccines in the United States, mRNA vaccines require authorisation or approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can be used. Currently vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, are the only authorized or approved mRNA vaccines.” (Miedlineplus.gov paragraph 3)

RELEVANT FACT #6.     The mRNA vaccines were not tested for stopping transmission of the virus before they were given to people.

In an interaction at the European COVID hearing between Rob Roos (MEP) and Janine Small (Pres. Of International markets for Pfizer), Small confirms that the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer were not tested to protect against transmission of the virus before they were administered to the public.

The following is dialogue between Roos and Small;

Rob Roos: “Was the Pfizer COVID vaccine tested on stopping the transmission of the virus before it entered the market? If not, please say it clearly. If yes, are you willing to share the data with this committee? And I really want a straight answer. I’m looking forward to it.”

Small: “Regarding the question around whether we knew about stopping – before it entered the market…no, haha. There, emm, you know, we had to, really move at the speed of science to really understand what is taking place in the market.”

RELEVANT FACT #7.     Pfizer stated that in trials it stopped transmission 95% of the time.

Many in the media were quick to point out that the vaccine was NOT REQUIRED to completely stop the transmission of the virus in order to enter the market. One example can be found in a Reuters article, “Fact Check-Preventing transmission never required…” in which the author points out, “To get emergency approval, companies needed to show that the vaccines were safe and prevented vaccinated people from getting ill. They did not have to show that the vaccine would also prevent people from spreading the virus to others.” 

However, in the press release by Pfizer it states, ” Primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95% effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose;170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were evaluated, with 162 observed in the placebo group versus 8 in the vaccine group”. This statement clearly states that out of the people who did NOT receive the vaccine, there were 170 people who got COVID, but there were only 8 who got COVID out those who did received the mRNA vaccine. This implyies that the vaccine prevents transmission 95% of the time. The math is as follows:

Those who contracted COVID with the Vaccine (A) / Those who contracted COVID without the vaccine (B) – % Prevented from getting the virus (C)

A/B = C,        A = 8, B = 170          8/170 = 4.7%

The math indicates the Pfizer is claiming that only 4.7% of those vaccinated contracted the COVID-19 virus as apposed to those who had NOT got the vaccine. This means, according to Pfizer, that nearly 95% of those who got vaccinated did not contract the virus (100%-4.7% = 95.3%). This is consistent with Pfizer’s claim in the press release (as seen above) that it was “95% effective against COVID-19“.

RELEVANT FACT #8.      COVID vaccines enter your own cells where they use your own cells to produce some of the same (0r similar) proteins as the COVID-19 virus. These proteins are nearly the same as that of the actual COVID-19 virus produces and expresses as a “spike” protein on the surface of the virus. In other words, the COVID vaccines force your own body to make the same hostile proteins as the virus itself.

After the COVID vaccines force one’s own body’s cells to produce the same relevant hostile proteins as the virus, it then causes one’s immune system to ATTACK one’s own cells that have encountered the COVID-19 vaccine. This is not a side effect but rather the intention and goal of the mRNA vaccines. In other words, that is how it is supposed to work. The Pharm companies that produce these mRNA vaccines believe it is a good way to cause what’s known as a humoral response to occur. A humoral response is when one’s body produces antibodies against an “antigen”, in this case the COVID-19 virus. In the simplest terms, they believe it creates immunity in one’s body to the COVID-19 virus. The action of the immune system attacking one’s own cells occurs because after the vaccine produces these hostile proteins these hostile proteins then express themselves on the surfaces of one’s own cells and actually kill that cell in the process.

In a study published by NIH (Advances in COVID-19 mRNA vaccine development ) they explain how the mRNA vaccines enter one’s cell and cause one’s immune system to attack one’s own cells thus inducing immunization. “The fundamental mechanism underlying the mRNA vaccine technology is based on a vehicle that enables the delivery of a nucleic acid molecule encoding the antigen of interest into the target cell in the human host, thus allowing the host cell to fabricate the target protein and express the antigen to elicit the immune response. In this way, upon invasion by a pathogen carrying the antigen, the immune system of the host can quickly trigger humoral and cellular immune responses, thereby preventing the disease (Fig. 1).”

The following video illustrates how mRNA vaccines work.


Once these proteins are expressed on one’s own cells, one’s immune system destroys those cells and, in the process, creates antibodies and memory cells that will theoretically fight the virus if it is encountered in the future.

RELEVANT FACT #9.     The FDA had NOT given full approval for use until 8 months after people had began receiving the mRNA vaccines.  From e 2020 until August 2021 the FDA had refused to grant full approval of this new form of vaccination.

The pharmaceutical companies began giving the vaccine to people in November of 2020 but only received full approval by the FDA in late August 2021. In a press release on August 23, 2021 the FDA stated, “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.” 

RELEVANT FACT #10      In order to receive the vaccine, one must agree NOT to hold the Pharm companies liable if something goes wrong. In other words, if you got the vaccine you can’t sue if it hurts you.

On July 1 2020 the following was published by CRSreports.gov, It states, “…the PREP Act immunises, among others, health care professionals from liability (understate and federal law) relating to the administration or use of any medical product that constitutes a “covered countermeasure” under that law. In the case of COVID-19, the Secretary declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020. Relevant “covered countermeasures” for the current pandemic that may receive PREP Act immunity include, for instance, a drug or device developed to diagnose or treat COVID-19. (For more detailed analysis of the PREP Act, see this CRS product.)

On April 13, 2022 –  The following was prepared by the Congressional Research Service (GRSreports.gov) to update the previous statement of liability by the COVID-19 vaccine manufactures. It clearly states, Under the HHS Declaration and its amendments, covered persons are generally immune from legal liability  for losses relating to the administration or use of covered countermeasures against COVID-19.” (i.e., they cannot be sued for money damages in court)

RELEVANT FACT #11      The overall death rates are up on average by 20% around the world.


The graph above was published by the CDC and clearly demonstrates that the overall death rates have increased since the vaccine was distributed. The information contained within the CDC publications indicate that the “all cause death” rates have increased by about 15-20% of those seen before the vaccine was administered.

RELEVANT FACT #12            According to an article by Journal of Medical Ethics, there was an noteable increased risk to young healthy adults when taking mRNA vaccines and boosters.

In the publication’s conclusion it states: “Our estimate shows that university COVID-19 vaccine mandates are likely to cause net expected harms to young healthy adults—for each hospitalisation averted we estimate approximately 18.5 SAEs and 1430–4626 disruptions of daily activities -“

Supporting data for the publication above can be found at:


Also sited in the article was a link as follows that stated it was a report that was “Accessed on 28 March 2022; 50. CDC. Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 booster doses. 29 October 2021” – https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/recs/grade/covid-19-booster-doses.html23table03a51  When we clicked the link the following screen shot is what we linked to;

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We have reached out to the author for clarification as to why the link gets an “Opps!. ” We will update this Trek when we hear back from them.

RELEVANT FACT #13          On December 17, 2022 an article was published by the Scandinavian Journal of Immunology entitled “Rational harm-benefit assessments by age group are required for continued COVID-19 vaccination.”

The article states that “From January 2021 to the time of writing, 1598 athletes suffered cardiac arrest, 1101 of which with deadly outcome. Notably, in a 38-years timespan (1966- 2004), 1101 athletes under the age of 35 died (~29/years) due to various heart-related conditions, 50% of whom had congenital anatomical heart disease and cardiomy- opathies and 10% had atherosclerotic heart disease with early onset.”

This means that as many or more athletes, under the age of 35, died in the last 2 years (2021, 2022) then did the previous 38 years combined. This would indicate a 15 fold increase in cardiac related deaths in the past 2 years. The vaccine began distribution in November 2020 (2 years ago).

RELEVANT FACR #14       Pfizer has admitted that there side effects were reported and that they often include heart issues as well as others.

In a press release dated November 19, 2021 the following side effects were reported by the Pharmaceutical company (Pfizer), as follows;

Side effects reported with the vaccine include:

  • There is a remote chance that the vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction
  • A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to 1 hour after getting a dose of the vaccine. For this reason, vaccination providers may ask individuals to stay at the place where they received the vaccine for monitoring after vaccination
  • Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, a fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over the body, dizziness, and weakness
  • If an individual experiences a severe allergic reaction, they should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital
  • Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) have occurred in some people who have received the vaccine, more commonly in males under 40 years of age than among females and older males. In most of these people, symptoms began within a few days following receipt of the second dose of the vaccine. The chance of having this occur is very low. Individuals should seek medical attention right away if they have any of the following symptoms after receiving the vaccine:
    • chest pain
    • shortness of breath
    • feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart
  • Additional side effects that have been reported with the vaccine include:
    • severe allergic reactions; non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, or swelling of the face; myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle); pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart); injection site pain; tiredness; headache; muscle pain; chills; joint pain; fever; injection site swelling; injection site redness; nausea; feeling unwell; swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy); decreased appetite;diarrhea; vomiting; arm pain; fainting in association with injection of the vaccine
  • These may not be all the possible side effects of the vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. The possible side effects of the vaccine are still being studied in clinical trials. Call the vaccination provider or healthcare provider about bothersome side effects or side effects that do not go away


The opinion of the author as to whether the COVID vaccines are causing one’s own body to attack one’s own cells is the same as the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the vaccine, themselves. That opinion is that YES it does cause one’s own immune system to attack one’s own cells to illicit immunity. In addition, the author further agrees that the facts presented above clearly show that mRNA vaccines have never been authorised for use as a vaccine prior to COVID-19. The author also agrees with the facts presented above, that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, are the first mRNA vaccines ever used to fight any type of air borne viruses, of any kind, now or in the history.

 Let’s review the following facts;

  • It was the first time ever a mRNA vaccine had been deployed in this manner.
  • Pfizer admits that the vaccine was never tested for preventing transmission of the virus.
  • Pfizer’s press release strongly implies that it stops the transmission of the virus by 95%.
  • This the only vaccine in history to use genetic technology that causes one’s own body to attack one’s own cells to produce an immune (humoral) response.
  • The vaccine was given to humans at large scale without “full authorizaion” from the FDA. Never been done before.
  • In order to receive the vaccine one had to agree to release all liability from the Pharmaceutical Companies. In short, those that received the COVID-19 vaccine have agreed not to sue anyone should the vaccine make them sick or die.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine was, apparently,  put into the population 30 to 60 times faster than the normal testing period required to distribute a vaccine.
  • The overall death rates (all cause death rates) are up around the world. The increase is ranging from 15-20%.
  • There is evidence that athletes under 35 are dying from heart related issues at a rate of 15 times more than the previous 38 years to the release of the mRNA vaccines.
  • The pharmaceutical companies admit that some people are having a variety of issues that include heart issues as the biggest issue.
  • Relevant articles on government websites have a way of disappearing off the internet when they caste a negative light on the mRNA vaccines.

It could be considered outrageous that more information research is not being conducted or published on both ends of the spectrum. Meaning, studies that support the use as well as discourage the use of mRNA vaccines. The issue has become irrational. Examples incllude, the government mandating that government employees get vaccinated to work. The government mandated healthcare workers get vaccinated to work. The media made statements suggesting that people should not receive health care if they were not vaccinated. In some cases people in the media suggested that people should be allowed to die if they did not get vaccinated.

It baffles the mind of the author how anyone could NOT expect to create millions of people suspicious of the vaccine. In looking at the facts it would be crazy not to expect a large portion of the population to become “Anti-vaxxers”. Based on the facts presented above these mRNA vaccines may very well be posing a major threat to public health. It may turn out that there is only a slight increase risk of issues associated with these newly introduced mRNA vaccines and the author certainly hopes this is the case. Clearly more studies need to be conducted and more importantly funded in order to continue large scale mRNA vaccine distribution. In addition, more qualified debate is needed on public display in both legacy media and social media. “Qualified”, meaning that doctors (MDs & PhDs) and experts should be allowed to express their opinions freely without out concern of censorship, by anyone or any entity.

As a further note, if you are one of those people who do not want to get the mRNA vaccines, you should consider the Novavax as an alternative. The Novavax uses the same technology that has been used to fight many other virus dating back for many years.

On a final note. It might be a good idea to relabel “Anti-Vaxers” as “Anti-mRNA Vaxers” instead. In that way we can get to the truth about what happened and what is still happening.

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67750login-check2 years later, there is not enough long term data to determine the safety of mRNA vaccines.

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Mr. Eugene

Mr. Eugene is an actual scientist with real world experience in international business, politics and governments. The master of all trades and the jack of none. One score and eight years ago, he graduated from a major University in a place formally known for its beauty and weather, California. He studied biology, physics, chemistry, and advanced mathematics. He was born in the USA, lived in Europe and Asia for the better part of the last twenty years. Mr. Eugene speaks multiple languages well but none perfectly. Ventures in real estate, tech, as well as founded and owned a manufacturing facility in Asia for OEM electronics and plastics. His vast experience in business and tech combined with his science background has nearly driven him insane. Now tortured and plagued by his natural inclination to use logic in his thinking, he has decided to further aggravate himself to the benefit of the public by developing Facttreker, the world’s first logic-based fact checking website.

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