[SaneVax: Concerned about genetically engineered vaccines? You are not alone. Many bio-safety experts share your concern. Read the article below to see what some of those concerns are about.
Genetically modified vaccines are widely used in livestock and humans too. The long-term consequences have not been studied. Are you willing to gamble your future health on an unknown risk factor?]
GM vaccines now pose big threat
By U. Sudhakar Reddy, Deccan Chronicle
Bio-safety experts have warned that genetically-engineered viruses used as live vaccine vectors can be harmful to humans, livestock and the environment. The Meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (MoP-6) in Hyderabad has been discussing safety issues pertaining to living modified organisms for the past two days. Experts warned that there are possibilities of new viruses arising through recombination of the naturally-occurring relatives of genetically modified vaccines in the same ecosystem.
It may be recalled that in clinical trails in 2010, four girls died in Khammam district after they were given the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine, a recombinant DNA-based vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Prof. Terje Traavik of the Centre for Biosafety in Norway said that his study found:
“many first-generation live, genetically-engineered vaccines are inherently unpredictable, possibly dangerous and their use should not be widespread until all issues are clarified.”