The Czech microbiologist So?a Peková said in an interview for Reflex and reported by the Czech edition of CNN:
“I don’t think the vaccine may work. It was developed against something that no longer exists here. Some say that this vaccine will work for the British strain, but I dare to doubt it.”
“This is mainly based on how many significant mutations this British strain carries and how much heterogeneity (sequence diversity) exists between strains. Vaccines that already exist may have a problem with the strains that are currently circulating here.”
She understands that pharmaceutical companies are bleeding a lot and need a return investment. She also said that there is not enough experience in medicine with genetically modified vaccines in such a revolutionary design as coronavirus vaccines.
“We do not know their long-term safety profile. I would not be afraid of so many immediate effects, but those that can occur in five to ten years. If someone is thirty, it can be a risk. I won’t get vaccinated, “said the microbiologist.
According to her, what has circulated and is circulating in autumn and winter are other strains, other viruses that are not descendants of the spring (virus).
According to her, each wave was caused by a different, new virus and have nothing to do with the spring (virus), which has disappeared. And the British mutation is already the fourth strain in a row.
“The spring virus was the first, the second in September, the third in December and the new one, the British, is the fourth. I would almost exaggerate to say that it was SARS-CoV-2 in the spring, SARS-CoV-3 in September, and SARS-CoV-4 in December until now.”
“And the British mutation should be called SARS-CoV-5. Each wave behaves clinically a little differently, the virus has a different genome, a different program, according to which it is written, “Peková specified.
“If the second or third wave came from the first, we would see the mutations that the virus picked up over time in the viruses of the second and third waves. But this is not the case. I have no idea where they came from, “Peková said.
“But it’s something else. And I don’t know where the cave they are flying from is, “the microbiologist pointed out, adding that the viruses are artificially modified according to her.
“My message has not changed since the spring: Find the cave from which it flies, close it, close its employees and its management. Many say we should prepare for another pandemic. My God, by no means. This must not set a precedent, “Peková said in an interview.
At the same time, she added that the virus does not behave at all the way natural isolates behave.
“It goes beyond everything we’ve ever seen. It’s from a bat and it’s modified to infect humans,” Peková said.
“Let’s just be vigilant, let’s continue to test and objectify what exactly is happening at a given moment,” the microbiologist emphasized.
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