To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is now the question.
And the answer will only be found in prayer.
Currently, there is too little known for a person to make a judgment totally upon physiological and epidemiological knowledge.
The U.S. bishops tell us it is morally okay to take two of the three vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna, but not AstraZeneca). While cell lines from aborted tissue were used in development of the first two, the claim is that no remnants are in the vaccine itself. That’s not true of AstraZeneca, which does contain such clones, and which the bishops warn to steer clear from. Of course, once approved, unfortunately, AstraZeneca is forecast to be the most popular globally due to easier shipment and lower cost. It also requires just one shot.
There are other questions: What are the chances of getting sick from any of the three, whether in the short or long-term? No one can know the long-term effects at this point.
Odds are, if it’s like many vaccines in the past, the immediate results — protection against a raging epidemic — will outweigh those adverse effects that could come down the road. We simply don’t know at this point.
What we do know is that vaccinations in the past have been blamed for everything from immune disorders to autism. The virus from animal tissue used in the polio vaccinations during the 1950s and 1960s has been tracked in cancerous tumors that developed decades later, including brain malignancies such as glioblastoma multiforme. That’s a simple fact. Currently, a couple of serious adverse reactions to the new covid jab have been reported from Alaska.
So there’s that to consider — and take to the Holy Spirit. Again, odds are against this in the large majority of cases. But only God knows. The urgency of the current situation is biasing health officials, government leaders, and doctors toward the vaccine, a bias that is understandable but to be weighed with other factors, including the spiritual ones. It is complicated by the involvement of Big Pharma and Bill Gates, whom many view with skepticism.
Explains a news network, “Like Pfizer’s vaccine, Moderna’s delivers messenger RNA, or mRNA, which is a genetic recipe for making a piece of the spikes that sit atop the coronavirus. Once injected, the body’s immune system makes antibodies to the spikes. If a vaccinated person is later exposed to the coronavirus, those antibodies should stand at the ready to attack the virus.”
The problem with not taking the vaccine is that this virus has characteristics that are much different (in their array and stealth) than most serious contagious diseases. It also may be a synthetic pathogen (escaped from a lab), which would make it more difficult for the natural immune system to battle. Building your immune system with vitamin C seems urgent.The debate is likely to turn white-hot when Moderna’s vaccine is okayed for distribution. It doesn’t need super-cool storage and thus will be more readily available. Its approval is imminent.
Is there any truth to claims (said to be on the “fringe”) that altered genetic material (RNA) is used in the Pfizer product and could alter DNA in our own bodies, with untold results? Or is this scare stuff on Youtube? (One must be very discerning, even if there is an “M.D.” after someone’s name.) Currently there are no other licensed mRNA vaccines in the United States.There is much money to be made with these vaccines, but that’s not the principle motive, at this point; the principle is desperation to stop the spread of something that kills (yes, only in a small minority of the infections, but can brutally kill nonetheless) and has brought the societies of this world to a grinding halt.
Some claim polio would have disappeared without a vaccine. Some claim the same for smallpox. We’re skeptical about that.
Claims an “anti-vax” author, Vernon Coleman, “In April 2011, the U.S. Health Department’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Programme (UK) released its figures for 2010 and the report showed that allegedly safe childhood vaccines officially killed or injured no less than 2,699 children in the year 2010 in America. The parents of those children received $110 million in damages. The U.S. government has reportedly also paid compensation to the parents of autistic children. And at roughly the same time the Japanese government halted part of its own vaccination program after a number of children had died after being vaccinated.”
But when it comes to covid, it is still a watching and waiting game from where we sit: watching and waiting and praying for the Light of the Infant. [More to come…]
[resources: The God of Healing]
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