Salut, Covid-19, Vacunes
You have sent us a series of links in which a person who self-identifies as David Topí, who says to be a “multifaceted writer”, affirms that “vaccines contain nanoids”, which he defines as “very tiny, microscopic particles” that are mixed with an “isotropic saline solution”, so that the “«normal» components of the vaccine can be imbibed in a syringe and injected into the body”. This is MISLEADING. Vaccines contain compounds made of salt that help dissolve the active ingredient facilitating its preparation, storage or administration, but they are not nanoids, a concept that does not exist in medical textbooks. In any case, they are called excipients.
“Vaccines contain nanoids. They are very tiny, microscopic particles that are mixed with an aqueous solution, usually an isotropic saline solution, which allows the “«normal» components of the vaccine to be imbibed in a syringe and injected into the body”.
If one consults the medical dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine (RANM in Spanish), one will find that the term nanoid does not exist, neither as a word, nor as part of any medical definition. Nor does it exist in the Royal Spanish Academy. In other institutions, such as the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, they understand that a nanoid is an "individual of small size, but not a true dwarf". In any case, there is no official definition of the term that resembles the one given by the author, nor is it mentioned anywhere that these nanoids are made of "an isotropic saline solution". In other words, the term and the definition given by Topi do not exist in official medical manuals.
Not being a word with an official definition, it can not be verified if such compounds are found in the vaccines. Nor is it possible to check that an "isotropic saline solution" is administered in them, partly because the term isotropic does not exist in the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (DRAE in Spanish), nor in that of the RANM. The closest thing to the term is isotropic, which refers to "a substance or body that possesses the same properties in all directions", according to the RAE.
What vaccines do have are excipients, used to “dissolve the active ingredient, that for the case of the vaccine would be the antigen and eventually the adjuvant to facilitate its preparation, storage or administration”, Adelaida Sarukhan, an immunologist and scientific writer at the Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal in Spanish) in Barcelona, told Verificat that excipients "are generally inert", that is, they have no pharmacological effect.
In another part of the document, Topí claims that “all human beings, from the first vaccine that we receive when we are kids, have millions of components of such nanotechnology (nanoids) flowing through our blood stream”, and that these cause “micro-dysfunctions in the body”. This is FALSE. Vaccines containing nanotechnology, such as those of messenger RNA, are safe, and there are no documented cases of vaccine-associated effects that have appeared more than a couple of months, let alone years, after receiving the vaccine.
“Everyone, all human beings, from the first vaccine that we receive when we are kids, have millions of components of such nanotechnology (nanoids) flowing through our blood stream”, and that these cause “micro-dysfunctions in the body”.
Nanotechnology is defined as the science of manipulating matter at an atomic scale, while the term “nano” refers to the size —any particle between 1 and 100 nanometers of diameter— independently of its composition.
For the case of vaccines, these can be nanoparticles made of lipids, proteins or other molecules: “Those of messenger RNA, for example, use lipid (fat)-based nanoparticles to avoid the mRNA degradation in the extracellular space facilitating its entry into the cell. Novavax's vaccine candidate, on the other hand, contains nanoparticles made from multiple recombinant Spike proteins bound together," Sarukhan points out.
All these nanoparticles have the advantage that they arrive and penetrate into the cells more easily: “There is no evidence they cause ‘micro-dysfunctions’ in the body, and even less after years of being injected," Sarukhan dismisses. "Experience with all the vaccines that have been developed so far leads to the conclusion that adverse effects, if any, always occur within the first two months after vaccination”.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already stated on its website that "serious effects from any vaccine, including covid-19, are extremely unlikely", and that "historical monitoring of vaccines has shown that such side effects occur within six weeks after receiving a dose".
Who is David Topí?
David Topí claims to be an "engineer by profession", although he currently considers himself a "multifaceted writer and trainer" who works "to disseminate, teach and train people on issues of personal development, metaphysics, the functioning of the energy system of the human being, the composition and programming of the psyche and the mind [...], understanding these issues as that which is beyond the world we perceive with our senses". Nowhere does he claim to be linked to the world of medicine, nor to have received specific training in it, so he could not be considered an expert in the area he is dealing with: in this case, about vaccines.
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