Like many things, most people do not educate themselves on things until they have a need to know. In September 2018, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After biopsy, I was told that the cancer cells were Her 2 positive, which qualified me to receive immunology drugs Herceptin and Perjecta. I was given a book to read about breast cancer. It contains a section on the treatment of Her 2 positive with mRNA drugs, also called immunology drugs. There was no desire within me to know anything about how the drugs were developed or how long they had been used. All I knew is that treatment was not optional for me. I wanted and still want to live.
That was my first knowledge of mRNA science. mRNA is not an invention. It’s a discovery. Messenger RNA (mRNA) was discovered centuries ago. The motivation to use it to treat or cure disease began in the 1990’s. The link here is an extensive story of how mRNA was studied to treat disease.
This year I began speaking with friends about Covid-19 vaccinations and why I did not have to be convinced to get vaccinated – because I already experienced receiving drugs developed using mRNA science. My only concern was the coverage length for the vaccination.
One friend later shared with me how she was talking to others about our conversation. One person responded that she thought the science was new. Now that she understood that mRNA science was used to develop cancer treating drugs since the 90’s, she was encouraged to get vaccinated. Read the rest of this entry
Just wondering out loud …
Thursday, I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. None of the vaccines are 100 percent effective. That is one reason why we still need to wear masks until everyone is vaccinated — but I don’t see that happening.
Because I’m prone to allergies, I had the vaccination in a Prompt Care facility and had to wait a half hour after the vaccination before I could leave. While waiting, I wondered if America is doing the right thing by sending vaccinations to other countries now.
According to the CDC, no one knows how long the vaccinations will protect us. Three months? Six months? Twelve months? More than a year? No one knows. We’ve not had and tested Covid-19 vaccinations long enough to know. So, what happens if we find that vaccinations only protect us for 6 months, and we don’t have a supply to re-vaccinate all Americans who want to be vaccinated?
There have been times when I’ve had need to tell others that an order of the court is more powerful than the doctrines of religion. Religion gives believers choices with some consequences that we never see while in the flesh. Orders of the court however, have consequences in the here and now.
Megan Elizabeth Everett (22) and Robert Baumann have court ordered shared custody of Lily, their 2-year old daughter. Pursuant to that order, Robert dropped Lily off at her mom’s, who was suppose to return Lily. Megan didn’t. She wrote Robert a note saying:
“You are a great dad. If I let them take her and vaccinate her and brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing what’s right. I cannot let a judge tell me how my daughter should be raised. We will miss you. But I had to leave.”