This article was previously published on March 31, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
I've discussed why COVID-19 vaccines are in fact gene therapies and not vaccines in several previous articles. However, despite being a recognized form of gene therapy since its inception, vaccine makers are now frantically trying to deny that this mRNA technology is gene therapy. One reason for this, suggested by David Martin, Ph.D.,1 might be because as long as they're considered "vaccines," they will be shielded from liability.
Experimental gene therapies do not have financial liability shielding from the government, but vaccines do, and that includes pandemic vaccines, even in the experimental stage, as long as the emergency use authorization is in effect. And now that Pfizer's BioNTech "vaccine," Comirnaty, has been officially approved by the FDA,2 it will have the conventional vaccine liability shield — IF the fact that it was introduced and defined as gene therapy is ignored.
The thing is, more and more people are beginning to understand just what these gene therapies do. As Bloomberg put it,3 the mRNA is genetically programmed to:
Another reason why the gene therapy makers don't want these jabs recognized as such might be because they fear people won't line up for them if they're identified as an experimental gene therapy. "Gene therapy" simply has a very different connotation in people's minds (as it should).
A third possibility is that they know full well that you cannot, ethically, mandate gene therapy in the way you can mandate vaccines. Mandatory public health measure directives are typically based on the idea that it's acceptable for some individuals to be harmed as long as the measure benefits the collective.
Well, the COVID-19 "vaccines" are only designed to lessen symptoms of COVID-19. They do not prevent infection or spread, and since the vaccinated individual is the only one receiving a potential benefit, "the greater good" argument falls apart.
Who knows, there may be other factors at play that we've not realized as of yet, but whatever the reason, they really do not want you to think of these injections as gene therapy. They want you to accept them as any other conventional vaccine.
mRNA-Based Medicines Designed to Not Irreversibly Alter DNA
Try as they might, though, they cannot get rid of mRNA's gene therapy label. For starters, Moderna describes its product as "gene therapy technology" in its SEC filings. On page 70, they also provide the following specifics:4
In other words, it's a form of gene therapy, but one that doesn't enter and permanently alter your actual DNA. Instead, the mRNA stays in the cellular fluid where ribosomes read the code and create the protein per the mRNA's coding.
The difference between vaccine mRNA and your natural mRNA is that your natural mRNA resides in the nucleus of the cell where your cellular DNA resides — it can be likened to a reverse photocopy of your DNA — and exits the nucleus when a protein needs to be made.
This is in stark contrast to mRNA from vaccines, which is synthetic and enters the cell from the outside and is not designed to enter the nucleus. Additionally, your own mRNA is rapidly degraded by enzymes, but the one from the vaccine is protected in a liposome that will protect it from degradation and keep on producing spike proteins. How long? No one knows because it has never been tested.
Can Vaccine mRNA Reverse-Transcribe Into Genome?
However, some doctors still worry that mRNA injections might be able to reverse-transcribe into your genes and alter your DNA on a permanent basis. One is Dr. Richard Urso, an ophthalmologist, who shared his concerns on a December 2020 episode of The Shepard Ambellas Show.5,6
He claimed the mRNA of retroviruses (which are part of our genome) have been shown to have the ability to transcribe into your DNA, and if it can do that, vaccine mRNA might be able to do this as well. According to Urso, if this turns out to be correct, the result of mRNA vaccination might be lifelong COVID-19.
Another skeptic is Dr. Doug Corrigan, who in a March 16, 2021, blog reviewed the findings of recent research7,8 showing SARS-CoV-2 RNA can reverse-transcribe into the human genome:9
A January 2020 Phys.org article,13 "Modified RNA Has a Direct Effect on DNA," also notes that "it has now been revealed that RNA has a direct effect on DNA stability," and this too may or may not play a role in mRNA therapy for COVID-19.
Vaccine Makers Fear Negative Perception of Gene Therapy
Getting back to Moderna's SEC filing, in it, they also admit that public perception of other types of gene therapy may negatively impact perception of mRNA medicines. The problem, they admit, is that irreversible gene therapies have side effects, and knowing this, people might shun mRNA medicines too. The SEC filing goes on to note:14
Well, the pandemic allowed them to sneak mRNA gene therapy under the proverbial radar so that they don't have to conduct more stringent gene therapy safety testing. Instead, they were handed the global population for the largest testing imaginable, and all without liability when something goes wrong — provided it's viewed as a "vaccine," that is.
And now that it's widely accepted that the gene therapies are waning after only a few months,15 technically speaking, boosters — or "software updates" — to the mRNA jab could become as regular as software updates on your smartphone or computer.
mRNA Therapies Classified as Gene Therapy in Europe and US
The SEC filing16 for BioNTech (BioNTech's mRNA technology is used in the Pfizer vaccine) is equally clear, stating on page 21: "Although we expect to submit BLAs for our mRNA-based product candidates in the United States, and in the European Union, mRNA therapies have been classified as gene therapy medicinal products, other jurisdictions may consider our mRNA-based product candidates to be new drugs, not biologics or gene therapy medicinal products, and require different marketing applications."
So, in the U.S. and Europe, mRNA therapies, as a group, are classified as "gene therapy medicinal products." The crux here, again, appears to be the idea that mRNA therapy does not cause permanent DNA alterations. On page 35 of the BioNTech SEC filing, they further clarify the alleged difference between other, irreversible, gene therapies and mRNA gene therapy:
Hacking the Software of Life
Company executives and scientists familiar with mRNA technology have, for years, been referring to this new technology as gene therapy. The video above features a TED Talk by Dr. Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of Moderna, given in 2017, more than two full years before COVID-19.
In it, he points out that they were, at that time, already working on a variety of vaccines, including an mRNA vaccine for influenza and individualized cancer vaccines based on the genetic sequence of the patient's tumor, stressing that this vaccine would not act like any previous vaccine ever created.
How mRNA Vaccines Work
Zaks further differentiates conventional vaccines and mRNA vaccines by explaining that when using a conventional vaccine, you have viral protein floating around outside the cell, whereas the mRNA approach reprograms the cell to create that viral protein inside of itself.
Zaks also refers to the company's mRNA shots as "information therapy," which is just another way of saying gene therapy because mRNA is a carrier of genetic code. (For clarification, code in your natural mRNA matches your DNA, whereas vaccine mRNA has no equivalence inside your genome since it's coming from the outside. Vaccine mRNA still carries "genetic code," though, just not anything found in your body before.) As explained on genome.gov:17
mRNA Technology Ushers in Transhumanism
In true technocratic, transhumanist Fourth Industrial Revolution fashion, Zaks and other mRNA pushers view the body as your hardware, your genetic code as software and, as I suggested earlier, these mRNA injections as software updates. As noted by Patrick Wood in a recent Technocracy News article:18
What Is Transhumanism?
What exactly is transhumanism? Technocracy News describes19 it as "a twisted philosophy that believes in the use of high technology to transform humans into immortal beings … Furthermore, they seek to use genetic engineering to create a new master race of sorts, that will shed all of the 'unseemly' characteristics of humans." Britannica defines20 it as a:
Great Reset Is a Transhumanist Agenda
Miklos Lukacs de Pereny, research professor of science and technology policy at the Peruvian University San Martin de Porres, has given presentations21 and interviews22 in which he warns that transhumanism is part and parcel of the Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution agendas, which are being rolled out at a furious pace under the auspices of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by Life Site News, November 10, 2020:23
mRNA Technology Is Still Gene Therapy
In an earlier article, I provided even more background information showing that mRNA "vaccines" are in fact gene therapy, and how this technology has been viewed and presented as gene therapy in the past.
The fact is, everywhere you look, mRNA technology, mRNA therapy and mRNA medicines — anything mRNA — have been, for years, treated as a form of gene therapy. Take the 2015 paper24 "mRNA: Fulfilling the Promise of Gene Therapy" in the journal Molecular Therapy. In this paper, the authors point out that in vitro-transcribed mRNA has the potential to play a role in gene therapy previously only envisioned for DNA.
Back in 2009, the paper25 "Current Prospects for mRNA Gene Delivery" in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics noted that while "replication-deficient viruses have been used most successfully in the field of gene therapy … mRNA has … emerged as an attractive and promising alternative in the nonviral gene delivery field," and a 2019 paper26 in Frontiers in Oncology discussed the therapeutic prospects of "mRNA-based gene therapy for glioblastoma."
If they want to call it "temporary gene therapy," I'm OK with that — provided they can prove that it is in fact temporary, how long the effects last, and that vaccine mRNA cannot reverse-transcribe into the human genome like SARS-CoV-2 RNA apparently can.
But to deny that it's gene therapy altogether and insist that it's simply an updated form of vaccine technology is simply impossible, as it does not perform any of the functions of an actual vaccine (i.e., prevent infection and spread).
Do You Want to Update Your Software?
Now, if our genetic makeup is to be viewed as "the software of life," as Zaks puts it, then should we not have the sole authority to decide for ourselves whether we actually want a "software update," be it temporary or permanent?
What to Do if You've Had a Change of Heart
If you already got the vaccine and now regret it, you may be able to address your symptoms using the same strategies you'd use to treat actual SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Also, if you got the vaccine and are having side effects, please help raise public awareness by reporting it. The Children's Health Defense is calling on all who have suffered a side effect from a COVID-19 vaccine to do these three things:28