Jan 5, 2021
Jonathan and Chris take the time to go over the data on COVID-19 vaccines and to answer the many, many questions they have received about them.
* Cover of “Ooh Child” by Joseph Hackl
* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.
* Assistant researcher: Nicholas Koziris
* Special guest star: Morgan Sweeney of the Magic of the Mind podcast
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04:20 Types of COVID-19 vaccines
09:55 RNA vaccine technology
14:45 Rushed vaccines
20:18 COVID vaccine but no HIV vaccine?
23:44 Vaccine ingredients
27:31 COVID vaccines linked to HIV?
36:21 Manufacturing only Pfizer’s vaccine
40:20 Efficacy at preventing COVID-19
47:07 Vaccines and asymptomatic transmission
48:37 Duration of protection
50:23 Virus mutations and vaccines
54:06 Claim about RNA vaccines altering the genome
55:11 Claim about infertility
56:13 Side effects from the vaccines
58:50 Bell’s palsy and fainting
1:01:58 Long-term safety
1:05:06 Conspiracy theory about Big Pharma and liability
1:12:25 Cold storage
1:13:58 Two doses
1:15:17 Choosing your favourite vaccine
1:16:28 Who gets vaccinated first?
1:18:50 Masks and physical distancing after vaccination
1:19:27 What if if you have had COVID?
1:20:30 What if you are pregnant?
1:21:37 What if you are immunocompromised?
1:22:56 What if I have a history of severe allergies?
1:24:50 What if I am young and healthy?
1:25:46 What if I am a child?
1:26:29 When will things go back to normal?
1) COVID19 Vaccine Tracker: https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/how-do-vaccines-work/
2) Previous segment on RNA vaccines: https://bodyofevidence.ca/062-infertility-and-rna-vaccines
3) Episode of Sawbones on COVID-19 vaccines: https://maximumfun.org/episodes/sawbones/covid-vaccine-questions-and-answers/
4) Previous episode on HIV: https://bodyofevidence.ca/061-hiv-and-covid-19-therapies
5) AntiAntiVax: https://antiantivax.flurf.net/
6) Ingredients in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/09/1013538/what-are-the-ingredients-of-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine
7) Ingredients in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/vaccines/moderna.html#a11
8) The University of Queensland’s COVID vaccine and false positive HIV tests: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australian-covid-vaccine-terminated-due-to-hiv-false-positives-20201210-p56mju.html
9) The Lancet letter about the use of adenovirus type 5 used in vaccines: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32156-5/fulltext
10) FDA briefing document on Pfizer’s vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/media/144245/download
11) FDA briefing document on Moderna’s vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/media/144434/download
12) Data on duration of protection from vaccine in phase I trial participants: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2032195?query=RP
13) An in-depth, very scientific explanation for why RNA vaccines can’t alter your genome: https://www.deplatformdisease.com/blog/no-really-mrna-vaccines-are-not-going-to-affect-your-dna
14) The nurse who fainted during vaccination did not die: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-nurse-covid-vaccine-dead-idUSKBN29629G
15) Canadian no-fault vaccine injury program announcement: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/12/government-of-canada-announces-pan-canadian-vaccine-injury-support-program.html
16) A look at vaccine safety in the past 20 years: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-2726