Many vaccines have tiny amounts of inorganic matter, investigation finds
BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j596 (Published 03 February 2017)
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Re: Many vaccines have tiny amounts of inorganic matter, investigation finds
23 February 2017
Antonietta M. Gatti
via Val d'Aosta 1
The letter to the Editor of The BMJ (but not to us) from the EMA (Melania Carr) made it clear that they did not monitor final products, at least as far as vaccines are concerned. It looks evident that they do not check the needle of the syringe in which the vaccine is contained. The residues of stainless steel and tungsten we keep finding may be due, in fact, to the sharpening process needles undergo. Neither do they check whether the hens whose eggs are used to produce some vaccines are fed with contaminated feed. A possible source of contamination is air-conditioning ducts and filters installed in the production laboratories, and they did not check them. They do not check if inorganic/organic agglomerates formed in the vaccine batch and they do not consider the protein corona formed around inorganic particles whose effects are harmful to the body and not always predictable.
All that along with the denial of evidence and the lack of will to carry out the necessary controls represents the abdication of EMA's mission. It is our opinion that problems are not solved by denying their existence but, at least, by confronting them in an objective way. The attitude taken by EMA appears counterproductive towards the public that, in this way, is growing more and more suspicious towards vaccines and controlling authorities.
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