LifeSiteNews published an article three weeks ago, on October 18, on Covaxin, a vaccine (a bona fide inactivated virus vaccine, not an mRNA neologism) developed by Bharat Biotech in India. It could potentially prove a breakthrough in many Catholics’ long wait for a vaccine that would satisfy the dual concerns of ethical unimpeachability and medical safety. This is because, in addition to being a standard, true-blue vaccine (cultured in cell lines derived from monkey tissue), Covaxin also has—as yet—no known connection to cell lines derived from aborted fetal tissue.
The World Health Organization, of course, exhibited a slow pace in granting Covaxin its Emergency Use Listing (EUL); the WHO finally did so on November 3. EUL is important as far as international travel restrictions are concerned, since countries’ health authorities (like the Centers for Disease Control) have based their recommendations for travel restrictions (which governments then follow) on the WHO’s EUL status. Prior to the approval, people in India vaccinated with Covaxin were unable to engage in travel to regions restricted by vaccine pass requirements. So, the news about Covaxin seems very good, but we should be cautious.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute, a pro-life bioethics advocacy group, has maintained and updated a chart with information on the ethicality of all Covid-19 vaccines being developed. It contains separate evaluations of the ethics of each vaccine’s development, in production and testing, and it is linked here. In all three of Charlotte Lozier’s categories, Covaxin has continued to be clean throughout its development and release timeline this past year.
But Catholics and pro-lifers have been hoping for a seeming godsend like Covaxin ever since the first “vaccines” came out just after the U.S. presidential election last year…to no avail. Novavax, for a time a candidate on both the medically palatable (since it, too, is an old-fashioned vaccine) and ethically clean counts, soon proved a nonstarter, since it was in fact revealed that tests were made using cell lines from aborted children’s tissue.
Such a development—the release of a totally ethically clean and widely available Covid-19 vaccine that, handily, would not come with bundled health risks—may prove a chimera. In other words, we just can’t trust that we know all of what was done during Covaxin’s development, particularly in the testing phase. Complete information is difficult to find, and something might come up that shows abortion-derived cell line testing was done for Covaxin as well. It could turn out to be another Novavax. Or Inovio. Or Sanofi-GSK.
In any case, such a longed-for vaccine does not appear to be looked favorably upon by the globalist cabal: Pfizer and Moderna get the big-money deals throughout the world, with the blessing of the United States and WHO, while other vaccine manufacturers have more trouble peddling their products at large. Having lodged themselves in the market first through gumption and funding, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson are unlikely to let other vaccines, pro-life or not, just roll into their claimed territory….
The above comes from a Nov. 5 article in Crisis magazine.
As a chemist and science teacher I have problems with the language of this article. I hope Covvax works, just put it through the same testing regime the others went through. Referring to the mRNA vaccines as somehow “neologisms” is absurd. mRNA directly instructs ribosomes to make proteins – in this case antigens to a viral particle. That’s exactly what the “traditional” vaccines (which we forget were suspect in many quarters when first introduced) do, only by a different route. The point is to condition the cell to respond to a virus by making proteins against it. Arguing about the superiority of one set of chemical reactions over another when both lead to the same product is absurd.
As to the moral issues (1) nobody has the right to make another human being take any vaccine as a condition of enjoying civil rights, (2) vaccines made by processes involving fetal tissue should be rejected when other alternatives are available and phased out by law as newer abortion-free vaccines are developed, (3) the Vatican has said that the use of the current COVID vaccines is at best remote material cooperation and not sinful, and (4) no Catholic should accuse another of sin for following Vatican directives.
Take the jab if you want it, reject it if you don’t and stop beating up on the other guy.
By the way: it takes at least a quarter-billion dollars to bring a drug or vaccine to market. Without some profit motive, we’d still be chewing willow bark for headaches.
I’ve never gotten a flu shot and I’m not getting a covid shot. It’s not a vaccine.
Why is the vaccine a godsend? Human beings made it, not God.
Just a reminder: almost every prescription and almost every over the counter medicine has exactly the same moral relationship with the cell lines made decades ago as the mRNA vaccines. Your blood pressure medicines, your statins, your ivermectin, and your hydroxychloroquine have ALL been tested in cell lines derived from fetal tissue.
@You Fellow Catholic. There is a difference between testing and developing. If I test on a group of humans, unethically, that doesn’t make the medicine itself unethical. It makes me unethical. But when a medicine is fundamentally derived from fetus material of aborted children, and Jesus said those who would harm a child that better a millstone be hung around their neck, and we assume Jesus, the Great Physician will bless those medicines? Well, think again.
Jay the mRNA vaccines do not use fetal material in their production, so it can’t be said to be fundamentally derived from them.
Yet it can be said that young men who have received the clot shot are experiencing heart problems in numbers never seen before for that age demographic.
Dear Heart. I think what you meant to say is that young men who get COVID experience myocarditis in numbers never seen before.
Instead of trying to spin what he said, how about taking what he said at face value? Like the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the drug manufactures are exploring why their vaccines are causing heart problems.
The vaccines are causing the heart problems. Why are you afraid to face that truth?
Thanks for the article I would read it except it is behind a paywall. It is true that about 1 in 5000 young men who receive the mRNA vaccines get myocarditis but that 98% of those who do have cases that are so mild that they aren’t life threatening, cause long term problems and most do not require treatment. They are far less serious than the myocarditis that arises from COVID infection. I have heard a theory that in countries that pull back on the syringe to make sure they haven’t hit a blood vessel, they don’t have this problem at all. I don’t know that that has been proven. Here is a thorough and minimally edited discussion I read just today about the side effects by an FDA doctor in the field.
I have since been able to access the WSJ article that “ Heart problems” kindly provided, through another news service, and it basically recounts the theory that the mild myocarditis caused by the vaccines is entirely preventable if the nurse is ensures that the vaccine is administered into muscle as it is supposed to, and not into a blood vessel. Post vaccine myocarditis is not seen in countries that require a technique known as aspiration during vaccine administration. A fancy word meaning that the nurse draws back slightly on the syringe to see if blood is aspirated. If there is blood in the aspirate, the nurse withdraws the needle and injects at another site. This procedure is hardly ever done in the US but it should be. Ask your nurse to do this procedure during vaccination.
Your Fellow Catholic, your admission actually is because since the virus and the vaccines work in similar ways in the body, e.g. spike proteins, since the virus harms the body so do the vaccines that attempt to produce immunity. So you have admitted unknowingly that the vaccines cause damage.
No. No logic in your response. And besides, CCD is not supposed to be accepting Anonymous postings.
Gavin Newsom is rumored to have suffered from Bell’s Palsy after getting a covid “booster”. You won’t hear that from Democrats nor the mainstream “media”. His face is paralyzed, which is why he’s hiding and hasn’t even made virtual appearances.
The whole vaccine campaign is based on lies.
Turns out the Governor is fine. Yes it is weird that he was absent from public view for a while, and missed a major international conference, but he appeared happy and healthy at a public event yesterday.