The next COVID-19 vaccine campaign is ramping up. Americans are being encouraged to be up to date on injections just in time for another round of booster shots.
Meanwhile, BioNTech, an official collaborator of Pfizer, admits that its messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines are made with modified RNA (modRNA), and Moderna just announced that its updated vaccines will be shipped across the country. modRNA vaccines and boosters—more aptly called RNA-based injections—can seriously threaten the health of anyone who receives them. These injections cause harm in five significant ways.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) were hailed as tiny superheroes that would deliver mRNA molecules coding for the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 into our cells. However, they are more like Trojan horses that sneak past biological barriers and smuggle modRNA into our cells.
LNPs are made of lipids (fats) arranged to form a sphere. LNPs hide the modRNA from our body’s immune system until the modRNA can enter our cells when the lipid sphere merges with our cells’ lipid walls. The substances that make up LNPs are phospholipids, cholesterol, PEGylated lipids, and cationic lipids. The most problematic of these are cationic lipids, which are possibly cytotoxic. A 2022 editorial raised massive concerns that the cationic lipids in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines cause acute inflammatory responses.