Did researchers from the Salk Institute just prove that COVID-19 vaccines are designed to cause deadly blood clots?
Find out what new lies Mike Adams from Natural News just posted, and what the FACTS really are!
Did Salk Institute Prove Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots?
Mike Adams from NaturalNews is at it again, crafting new lies using the same scientific studies that he abhors so much. Hypocrisy much?
Here is a new piece of fake news trash that Mike just put up on Natural News, and people are sharing on social media as if it’s true.
NO. Salk Institute Did NOT Even Say Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots!
Mike Adams and Natural News are infamous for writing fake stories, designed to scare people.
Why? So you will share his posts and he makes money from advertisements and selling you fake cures.
This is yet another FAKE STORY written by Mike to scare you, and here are the FACTS!
Fact #1 : SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Is A Defining Feature
COVID-19 vaccines are designed to specifically target the spike protein (S protein) because :
- it is the defining feature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
- antibodies targeting it will block the virus from binding with our cells
The spike protein is both the “uniform” and the “weapon” of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Think of it as the German spiked helmet of World War I – the Pickelhaube. It is distinctive, and the spike can even be used as a weapon!
After your immune system is trained by the vaccines, it can immediately identify the real SARS-CoV-2 virus by its spike protein.
This allows it to quickly produce antibodies that bind with the spike protein, and blocking the real virus from attacking your cells!
Fact #2 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Release Spike Proteins Into Blood
This is an outright lie by Mike Adams, and he knows it. Anyone who read the news (never mind press releases!) on mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna know that :
- they teach our cells to create the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.
- these spike proteins are then expressed (presented) on the surface of those cells
These spike proteins are NOT released in our blood, as Mike falsely claimed.
Fact #3 : Salk Institute Did Not Even Look At COVID-19 Vaccines!
The Salk Institute press release, which you can read in its entirety here, did not even mention COVID-19 vaccines, much less looked at whether they cause blood clots.
So how did COVID-19 vaccines get mentioned? Mike Adams added that in himself.
Fact #4 : Study Proved That COVID-19 Is A Vascular Disease
The study, which was published in Circulation Research on 30 April 2021, showed that “COVID-19 is a vascular disease“.
The co-senior author of the paper, Assistant Research Professor Uri Manor said, “A lot of people think of it as a respiratory disease, but it’s really a vascular disease. That could explain why some people have strokes, and why some people have issues in other parts of the body. The commonality between them is that they all have vascular underpinnings.”
In other words, COVID-19 is more than just a “cold” or even a respiratory illness. It is also a vascular disease that can cause strokes and other problems.
Fact #5 : Study Showed That SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins Can Damage Cells
While scientists are not surprised the COVID-19 is a vascular disease, they did not know how the SARS-CoV-2 affects the vascular system.
So these researchers created a pseudovirus that is surrounded by the SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins and tested it on an animal model, and in the lab.
They discovered that the spike proteins ALONE are sufficient to damage the cells when they bind to their ACE2 receptors.
This is where Mike jumps in and claims that the spike proteins in COVID-19 vaccines can therefore cause the same damage. We will show you why that is simply FALSE.
Fact #6 : Binding Of Spike Protein With ACE2 Receptors Causes Damage
This is the important part – the study showed that it is the act of the spike proteins binding to the ACE2 receptors that damages the cells!
That means the spike proteins by themselves do not damage the cells. They must bind with the cells’ ACE2 receptors – as a real SARS-CoV-2 virus would – to damage them.
Fact #7 : Vaccine Spike Proteins Do NOT Bind With ACE2 Receptors
The mere presence of spike proteins in COVID-19 vaccines alone cannot trigger cellular damage, because the binding must be activated by cellular proteases such as TMPRSS2 and Furin.
Think of TMPRSS2 and Furin as the hands that turn the key (spike protein) once it goes into the lock (ACE2 receptor). Without them, the key cannot unlock the door!
TMPRSS2 is primarily expressed by endothelial cells in our respiratory and digestive tracts. Furin is more common, but they are both not present in the cells of the skeletal muscle that the vaccines are injected into.
Even more importantly, skeletal muscle cells do not have the ACE2 receptor, which is abundant in :
- lung alveolar epithelial cells
- enterocytes of the small intestine
- arterial and venous endothelial cells
- arterial smooth muscle cells
That is why SARS-CoV-2 attacks our respiratory and vascular systems, not our muscles.
That is also why the protein spikes produced by COVID-19 vaccines will not damage our cells, or cause blood clots.
Fact #8 : Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots Are Rare
Mike falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines cause “strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans”.
He claimed the US VAERS system as a source. That is the American version of the UK Yellow Card system – an open system in which anyone from anywhere can make any claim they want, without verification.
As we demonstrated with the Yellow Card system, you can pretty much post any story you want into these systems.
The truth is vaccine-induced blood clots are very, very rare. In fact, it has been established that only COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson can potentially cause VITT – Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia.
Even then, VITT is extremely rare, so rare that you are 219X more likely to die from a COVID-19 infection than get VITT from an AstraZeneca vaccine!
severe COVID-19 cases
|Up to 95%||45,238X|
in COVID-19 cases
|Up to 41%||19,524X|
|Dying from COVID-19 Infection||0.25% to
|119X to 4762X|
|Thrombosis from OCP
|Up to 0.46%||219X|
|Thrombosis from Smoking||0.18%||85.7X|
|Thrombosis from OCP
|Up to 0.01%||4.8X|
Fact #9 : VITT Is Not Caused By Spike Protein
Therefore, it seems likely that the adenovirus vectors used in both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines could be the trigger for this reaction.
After all, other vaccines that target the same SARS-CoV-2 spike protein – like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – do not have this risk.
Fact #10 : Vaccines Are Designed To Save Lives
This is the most egregious lie by Mike Adams and Natural News.
Vaccines are not, and have never been, “designed to cause widespread injury and death”, as he claims.
Vaccines have been proven time and time again that they save lives, period. No ifs, no buts, no maybes.
We even have the evidence for the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in saving lives. Look at how drastically Israel cut down on COVID-19 cases by using vaccinations and lockdowns.
If COVID-19 vaccines kill or injure people, do you really think Israel would have continued vaccinating their people?
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