Inhaled coronavirus vaccine.
I’m sure they won’t like, just put this in your food and drinking water.
The sight of a needle piercing skin is enough to chill a quarter of adult Britons and trigger up to 4% into fainting. But hope is on the horizon for needle-phobics as researchers are working on a range of non-injectable Covid vaccine formulations, including nasal sprays and tablets.
Almost every vaccine in use today comes with a needle, and the approved Covid-19 vaccines are no exception. Once jabbed, the body’s immune system usually mounts a response, but scientists in the UK and beyond are hoping to harness the immune arsenal of the mucous membranes that line the nose, mouth, lungs and digestive tract, regions typically colonised by respiratory viruses including Covid-19, in part to allay the fears of needle-phobics.
Non-injectable vaccines could be gamechangers for many other reasons. Room-temperature formulations could be a boon for countries that don’t have the logistical resources to handle the ultra-cold requirements of existing Covid vaccines. Crucially, targeting mucosal tissues has the potential to produce “sterilising immunity”, or the complete elimination of infection in the body, thereby theoretically thwarting transmission. Current intramuscular vaccines, though dramatically effective in preventing serious illness and death, cannot stop transmission altogether.
But there have been hiccups in the quest for non-injectable vaccines – for instance, an existing nasal spray flu vaccine has been shown to outperform flu shots in young children, but its performance is muted in adults. And in June, the US biotech company Altimmune abandoned its intranasal Covid vaccine project, saying that it generated weaker than expected immune responses in an early trial.
At the moment, there are many researchers in the early stages of develop a non-injectable Covid vaccine. An Oxford/AstraZeneca aerosolised formulation is in development, and the Chinese biotech company CanSino Biologics recently kicked off the development of its inhaled vaccine. Others looking at nasal sprays include a team at Lancaster University, which is expected to report data from animal trials imminently, as well as the US-based Cadogenix and India’s Bharat Biotech. Drugmakers are also looking at oral alternatives, such as the San Francisco-based Vaxart, which has completed an early human study on its tablet.
This could actually just be a lie to try to make people paranoid, thinking that they are receiving gene-altering fake vaccines in their food and drinking water – or sprayed into the air at the supermarket.
Or sprayed on you from airplanes.
Inhaled COVID-19 vaccine found safe in phase-1 human trials https://t.co/eYvuPafL8Q
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 29, 2021
ISR Holding (a Swedish Biotech company) is working on Inhaled vaccines! ?
— Guineapig (@xGuineapig) July 26, 2021
This would be a godsend for countries with a hard time keeping the vaccines cold: A company in Sweden is working to develop an inhaled version of the COVID vaccine, which may be able to circumvent the "cold chain" needed by injectable versions. (BBC)
— BeachPretzel (@BeachPretzel2) July 29, 2021
Covid is airborne.
It’s only fair that the vaccine for it is airborne too! ??
Info here on early trials on an inhaled vaccine ?? https://t.co/PXaHm88XoF
— Dr Eilir Hughes (@hughes_eilir) July 28, 2021
Someone will propose adding the airborne “vaccine” to those walk-through sanitizers.
If they’re trying to make anti-vaxxers even more paranoid than they already are – that is likely to work.
Is it really “not paranoia if they’re actually out to get you,” or is it still paranoia but simply “justified paranoia”?
Frankly, I do feel paranoid, even though I know they actually are out to get me. When you know they are out to get you, and willing to use underhanded methods, it is easy to actually overestimate the threat that is being so heavily obfuscated.
Do everything that makes sense to do, everything you are able to do – get out of the cities, learn how to live in the nature.
But at some point, you’ve done all you can do, and you just have to trust God.