Lauren Dempsey, MS in Biomedicine and Law, RN, FISM News
A new peer-reviewed study by Swedish scientists published in the Current Issues in Molecular Biology medical journal suggests that the mRNA from COVID-19 vaccines enter human liver cells, triggering a number of reactions that causes this mRNA to turn into DNA. The studies were done in vitro, meaning that the study was performed inside human HuH-7 liver cells.
The study authors write that the BNT162b2, Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, is able to enter the human liver cell and be reverse transcribed as quickly as six hours post-vaccination. Reverse transcription occurs through an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which creates double-stranded DNA from an RNA template.
The study also found spike proteins on the surface of the liver cells, which may trigger the immune system and cause autoimmune hepatitis, which has been identified in “case reports on individuals who developed autoimmune hepatitis after BNT162b2 vaccination.” Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare disease where the immune system attacks the liver causing inflammation, or hepatitis, and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. In severe cases a liver transplant may be needed.
One theory is that spike proteins circulate in the body after vaccination instead of remaining at the injection site, however some studies are beginning to reveal that the mRNA moves from the injection site and through the bloodstream to organs such as the liver, spleen, adrenal glands, and ovaries.
More studies, including animal studies, are needed to better understand the effects that mRNA vaccines have on the human body. The authors write “at this stage, we do not know if DNA reverse transcribed from BNT162b2 is integrated into the cell genome. Further studies are needed to demonstrate the effect of BNT162b2 on genomic integrity, including whole genome sequencing of cells exposed to BNT162b2, as well as tissues from human subjects who received BNT162b2 vaccination.”
Dr. Peter McCullough, an internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist tweeted that these findings have “enormous implications of permanent chromosomal change and long-term constitutive spike synthesis driving the pathogenesis of a whole new genre of chronic disease.”
Side-by-side important reports reverse transcription, nuclear DNA code for Spike, both significant discoveries. Enormous implications of permanent chromosomal change and long-term constitutive Spike synthesis driving the pathogenesis of a whole new genre of chronic diseases. pic.twitter.com/oCj4BdzNEE
— Peter McCullough, MD MPH (@P_McCulloughMD) February 28, 2022
While the study suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are capable of becoming DNA, this is something that the CDC, FDA, and Pfizer-BioNTech have adamantly denied, saying that reverse transcription is something that would not happen with the vaccines. Pfizer previously said that the vaccine “only presents the body with instructions to build immunity,” because “it does not alter the DNA sequence of a human cell.”
The CDC reiterates this in their “Myths and Facts” sheet, saying that “the genetic material delivered by mRNA vaccines never enters the nucleus of your cells,” adding, “COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.”
Throughout the duration of the virus experts have been proven wrong on a variety of things they had said were scientific fact, including the strength of natural immunity and vaccine safety and durability. It now appears they could be wrong about the vaccine relationship with DNA as well.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky recently said that unfortunately the CDC did not have the luxury of “making sure every I is dotted, every T is crossed before a decision is made.” She also added that “when you wait for those perfect data to make a decision, it’s too late. We need to sometimes make decisions in the context of areas where the science is gray.”