A coronavirus strain isolated in India carried a mutation that could upend vaccine development around the globe, according to researchers from Australia and Taiwan:
The non-peer reviewed study said the change had occurred in part of the spike protein that allows the virus to bind with certain human cells.
This structure targets cells containing ACE2, an enzyme found in the lungs which also allowed the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) virus to infect people.
Scientists know more about this receptor than any other so had been working on antibodies that target it, but an unexpected structural change could render them useless.
The researchers – led by Wei-Lung Wang, from the National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan, and collaborators from Murdoch University in Australia – said this was the first report of a significant mutation that could threaten development of a vaccine for the virus that causes Covid-19.
“The observation of this study raised the alarm that Sars-CoV-2 mutation with varied epitope [something an antibody attaches itself to] profile could arise at any time,” they wrote in a paper released on preprint review site biorxiv.org on Saturday.
“[This] means current vaccine development against Sars-CoV-2 is at great risk of becoming futile.”
Although the strain in question was first sampled by the National Institute of Virology from a patient in Kerala as early as January, the full genome sequence was only released to the international community last month – a delay that raised eyebrows among some researchers.
…Some vaccines have already started clinical trials in China and the US, but the RDB mutation could create more uncertainty about the eventual outcome.
The findings of the new study, which was not peer-reviewed, will need further verification. For instance, there was a possibility that the mutation was caused by a technical error during the sequencing process, according to the researcher, who requested not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.
Vaccine propagandists will dismiss these findings merely because this study has not yet been ‘peer reviewed’, but many of these ‘gold-standard’ or ‘peer reviewed’ studies are riddled with fraud and conflicts of interest.
Flu vaccines don’t work — and have never worked — for this very same reason: the virus continually mutates, making it impossible to predict its next incarnation.
Vaccines are very specific, and even the slightest change in the structure of a virus, will make a vaccine useless against a variant strain.
No matter how much the so-called ‘experts’ say otherwise, COVID-19 is a variant strain that will mutate by the time next flu season rolls around, so if you get vaccinated for COVID-19, it won’t protect you against the next variation which will replace the current one.
The vaccine industry is constantly playing ‘whack-a-mole’ with new viral strains, which is why literally hundreds of new vaccines are being developed right now to be injected into our children who already are bombarded with at least 50 by the time they are 18.
And now the mad scientists are trying to develop an impossible ‘universal flu’ vaccine — a scientific contradiction in terms.
There has never been a ‘cure’ for the common cold or the flu for good reason: the infecting mechanism changes from year to year, and your best defense against it is never a vaccine but rather a healthy immune system built upon a nutrient-rich diet such as the one advocated by the Weston A. Price Foundation.