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Today we are releasing a very important episode featuring Dr. Kevin McKernan, a molecular biologist, who discusses the DNA contamination of mRNA vaccines. The conversation delves into the manufacturing process of the vaccine and the discovery of DNA contamination in the vials. The issue of endotoxin contamination and its potential risks is also discussed. The findings are replicated by other independent groups, confirming the presence of DNA contamination. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the SV40 promoter and its potential implications. We also explore the integration potential of DNA in the context of COVID-19 vaccines. It discusses the risks associated with plasmid chopping and the potential for DNA fragments to integrate into the genome. The concern of spike protein integration and its impact on gene expression is also examined. The conversation highlights the need for large-scale studies to investigate the correlation between DNA concentration and adverse events. It raises questions about the regulatory response to Pfizer and Moderna, including the redaction of important information and the use of different measurement tools.
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Dr. Kevin McKernan's background in genome sequencing and his involvement in sequencing the marijuana genome.
The manufacturing process of mRNA vaccines and the discovery of DNA contamination in the vials.
The potential risks of endotoxin contamination in the vaccine.
The replication of the findings by independent groups and the confirmation of DNA contamination. There is a potential for DNA fragments to integrate into the genome, but the clinical implications are still unknown and require further investigation.
Chopping plasmids into smaller fragments can increase the risk of integration, while complete fragmentation can mitigate the risk.
The correlation between DNA concentration and adverse events suggests the need for large-scale studies to assess the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Regulatory agencies should ensure transparency and accurate reporting of vaccine components, including potential bioactive molecules.
Informed consent is crucial in providing individuals with complete information about the risks and benefits of vaccines. The market may move faster than regulators in responding to the future of COVID-19 vaccines.
The low uptake of the latest updated vaccine indicates a catastrophic failure in public trust in public health.
Regulators may face the decision of reformulating or pulling the vaccine off the shelves.
Jay Bhattacharya and Kevin McKernan express mutual admiration for each other's work.
00:00 Introduction and Background
01:38 Dr. Kevin McKernan's Background
06:03 Sequencing the Marijuana Genome
08:44 Critique of the Drosten PCR Test
12:08 Discovering DNA Contamination in the Vaccine
19:24 Manufacturing Process of the Vaccine
22:57 Cleaning the Vaccine and Endotoxin Concerns
29:27 Replication of the Findings
35:15 SV40 Contamination in the Vaccine
39:07 Integration Potential of DNA
40:22 Plasmid Chopping and Integration Risks
42:09 Concerns about Spike Protein Integration
43:15 Epidemiological Signal of Increased Cancer Rates
44:36 Correlation between DNA Concentration and Adverse Events
45:23 Need for Large-Scale Studies
49:04 Regulatory Response to Pfizer and Moderna
51:53 Thresholds and Guidelines for DNA Contamination
56:21 Regulatory Capture and User Fees
01:08 Importance of Informed Consent
01:11 Transparency and Public Trust
01:16 Censorship and Attacks on Dissenting Voices
01:20 Final Questions and Future of Vaccines
01:21 Low Uptake and Public Trust
01:22 Closing Remarks
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