January 3, 2014
California-based vaccine manufacturer PaxVax has reportedly submitted an application to begin international trials of a novel oral cholera vaccine that contains live, genetically modified (GM) bacteria. VacTruth.com reports that the new vaccine is set to be tested on more than 1,000 individuals, many of whom are young children, in a three-part clinical trial series to take place throughout Australia.
In a recent application filing with the Australian Government, PaxVax makes plain its intent to administer the live, GM bacteria in both young and old and in every region of the country. Participants will be instructed to literally consume a cocktail of mercury-resistant, GM Shigella flexneri NR1 bacteria derived from the Vibrio cholera bacterial strain, which is recognized as the causative agent of the gastroenteritis disease known as cholera.
According to the filing, the GM cholera strain used in the vaccine has essentially been artificially neutralized to prevent the toxic molecules that would otherwise cause the disease from being produced. The non-active B-subunit of the cholera toxin molecule, in other words, is reportedly still synthesized in the bacteria, but it allegedly no longer holds the capacity to induce either disease or toxicity.
“Multiple steps were required to produce the genetic modifications found in the GMO,” explains the filing.
“Fragments of the Cholera toxin A subunit and haemolysin A genes were cloned into separate plasmids. The gene fragments were then modified in vitro by the deletion of part of the toxin gene and by the insertion of the mer operon. The plasmids were transferred into the V. cholerae, one at a time, and the genetic modifications were incorporated into the bacterial genome by recombination.”
Oral cholera vaccine developed using brain-damaging mercury
To some, this might all sound like positive progress in the eradication of a disease that infects as many as 5 million people around the world annually, among which about 100,000 end up dying. But to those who have been paying attention to recent developments on the GMO front, feeding children and adults untested transgenic bacteria could become a surefire recipe for a public health disaster.
“According to PaxVax’s application for their proposed clinical trial, ‘There have been no credible reports of adverse effects on human health and safety or the environment resulting from any of these releases,’” writes Missy Fluegge for VacTruth.com. “That is pharma-speak for ‘there have been no credible studies to assess the safety and efficacy of this vaccine.’”
This is true of all GMOs currently on the market, none of which have gone through rigorous, long-term safety testing prior to their approval. Nobody knows for sure how these synthetic substances will alter the human genome, especially later on in life, potentially leading to permanent and undesirable changes in human cells, tissue and even DNA.
Then, there is the issue of the new PaxVax oral cholera vaccine having been programmed to grow in the presence of mercury, a known neurotoxin that is still being intentionally added to injectable vaccines. Based on its design, the new vaccine more than likely contains added mercury, which means that it threatens to permanently damage the brains and gastrointestinal tracts of those who end up consuming it.
“If traditional bacteria can’t even grow well in mercury, do you think it is healthy for our children to have mercury in their bodies?” asks Fluegge. “Do our children need another mercury-laden vaccine?”
You can read the PaxVax clinical trial application for its new oral cholera vaccine here:
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This article was posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 6:22 am