Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute Spring 2020 Newsletter
COVD-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns
Like all of you, Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute has been very concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on individual health, education, the economy, and the lives of millions of citizens around the country. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have been negatively impacted.
We have been watching closely as the government and those in public health have talked about how and when this shutdown will end. We have payed especially close attention to all mentions of COVID-19 vaccines which, unfortunately, are being touted as the only potential savior in this pandemic. As our followers and generous donors know, we are focused on alternatives to the use of vaccines and other products which utilize human aborted fetal DNA.
There are many vaccine candidates in the pipeline for COVID-19; at least five utilize aborted fetal DNA in their development and/or manufacturing process. Those are:
Moderna’s mRNA-1273 (https://www.modernatx.com/modernas-work-potential-vaccine-against-covid-19) which is an mRNA vaccine using S protein to deliver the mRNA. That S protein is made using HEK293 cells. HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney and are cells originating from an abortion in the Netherlands in the 1970’s. The number 293 denotes that they came from the 293rd experiment. Although animal models indicated the trial vaccine can stimulate antibody production, Moderna bypassed animal safety testing and began human trials in March. It is important to note that there is concern in the medical and scientific community regarding skipping and rushing safety testing steps. Past attempts at vaccine development for this virus family led to “immune enhancement” or “pathogenic priming.” Vaccinated animals were made more susceptible to severe disease and adverse outcomes when exposed to the wild virus, or similar viruses. Moderna has received a US government agency BARDA grant of $483 million to accelerate production of this vaccine. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4550498/)
China’s CanSino Biologics Ad5-nCoV is an adenovirus-based viral vector vaccine that also uses the HEK293 cell line.
The Johnson and Johnson unnamed candidate vaccine being developed by their subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical, is also an adenovirus-based platform using the PERC6 cell line. PERC are human embryonic retinal cells taken from an abortion of a fetus at 18 weeks gestation. This is the first time a vaccine has been manufactured using the PERC6 cell line. The US Federal Government has awarded Johnson & Johnson over $400 million for the manufacturing of this vaccine.
The University of Pittsburgh is developing a recombinant subunit vaccine, PittCoVacc, based on the HEK293 cell. It would be administered via a skin patch.
It was announced last week that a UK collaboration between Merck, the University of Oxford, and the Jenner Institute, has resulted in a 5th COVID-19 vaccine cultured on aborted human DNA—specifically the HEK293 cell line. Human trials of this vaccine, named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, began last week and they announced plans to have 1 million doses available by Fall.
Dr. Deisher has spoken often about the dangers of utilizing aborted fetal cells in vaccine manufacturing, which leaves the final product contaminated with fragments of human DNA. Exposure to this primitive DNA can lead to insertional mutagenesis, where the contaminating DNA fragments randomly insert into the child’s own DNA, causing mutations which can lead to cancer and autoimmunity.
In addition to concerns with the potential for insertional mutagenesis and autoimmune disease as a result of residual DNA fragments in these newly developed COVID-19 vaccines, as noted earlier, there is also concern that all of the COVID-19 vaccines are being rushed to market, bypassing very important animal safety testing, not using inert placebos in control groups, and rushing human trials, potentially missing critical side effects and unintended outcomes. Since the federal government has already stated they will approve COVID-19 vaccines for use under Emergency Use Protocols in the fall if they meet the barest of testing measures, it is deeply concerning that many thousands, if not millions, of individuals could be exposed to a vaccine that carries undiscovered risks and unknown benefits.
How to Stay Healthy During this Time
Rather than rush to get untested vaccines with serious safety concerns, individuals can protect their health, increase resistance, and improve recovery from any illness by following good health practices. Besides hand-washing and social distancing at this time, there is much you can do.
We encourage you to explore the many resources being provided online by natural health and other medical practitioners who are providing expert guidance on diet, and healing protocols with Vitamins C, D, A and zinc, and more. Many practitioners including functional medicine providers are not only guiding their patients to stay healthy, they are successfully treating COVID-19 patients, keeping them out of the hospital, and helping them return to full health. If an individual does develop COVID-19, there are treatments and therapeutics available to ameliorate symptoms and prevent poor outcomes—potentially even AVM Biotechnology’s own AVM0703.
AVM Biotechnology Announces Approval for Human Trials in Promising New Cancer Treatment
Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute’s sister organization, AVM Biotechnology, has announced clinical trial approval for AVM0703, an exciting new drug to treat terminal no-option Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. AVM is seeking patients to begin Phase I/II trials. Compassionate use will be considered under US FDA guidelines. More information can be found here: clinicaltrials.gov.
AVM0703 works by supercharging and mobilizing the immune cells within all of us. When a patient is treated with AVM0703 supercharged immune cells (natural killer T-cells, gamma delta T cells and dendritic cells) invade and destroy tumors more powerfully than untreated immune cells. Because of its mechanism of action, AVM0703 is also a potential treatment for viruses like COVID-19.
Within 2-7 days after treatment a patient will know whether they have responded. If there is no response that leaves other treatment options open.
Unlike chemotherapy and radiation, AVM0703 spares platelets and red blood cells, limiting the need for transfusions and lessening hospital stays. Chemotherapy and radiation toxicities are well-known, and the newer approved biologic treatments unfortunately also have very significant side-effects. AVM0703 side-effects are temporary and medically managed.
AVM’s exciting new AVM0703 is approved for human trials in treating Lymphoma, Mantel Cell Lymphoma, Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma, Burkitt or Burkitt-like Lymphoma/Leukemia, Chronic and Small Lymphocytic Leukemias, and B-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, T-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, acute leukemia/lymphoma, acute leukemias of ambiguous lineage, or natural killer (NK) cell lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma.
AVM Biotech was named one of the top 10 best Biotech and Pharma companies to keep your eye on in 2019 by Mirror Review Online Magazine. AVM0703 is a personal mission for Dr. Deisher as she lost her 14 year-old son to Burkitt’s Lymphoma, one of the conditions that AVM0703 can treat.
GIVE Big Campaign
Sound Choice is thankful to be participating in the Give Big campaign which will run on May 5th and 6th, 2020. You can donate now and share this link with friends asking them to also make a donation to support the very important work we are doing at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute. (https://www.givebigwa.org/sound-choice-pharmaceutical-institute)
Sound Choice Pharmaceutical’s Annual Fundraising Gala
While you may have thought the annual Sound Choice fundraising dinner was cancelled due to COVID-19, we actually made a conscious decision to hold it in November this year, which turned out to be fortuitous. It will be in the same location at the Swedish Club, but we are shaking things up this year by adding music and dancing to the evening’s events. We will be announcing the date and featured keynote speaker very soon. This will be an evening you do not want to miss.