It's all part of a quest to discover the best ways to send messages through human bodies instructing those bodies to perform in whatever way they are ordered to do.
Just when you thought you'd heard the last of the Covid vaccines — those mRNA vaccines you've come to "know and love
" as MIT so endearingly puts it — there's a new version in town.
Welcome to the next generation of self-amplifying Covid vaccines, also known as replicons.
No, they aren't "replicants" like in my favorite movie, Blade Runner
(the original from 1982).
Although, in a way, it is disturbingly like that. Except they're replicating inside our bodies.
Like a photocopy machine. Yeah, inside our bodies.
Whatever will they think of next?Japan just announced it's become the first country in the world to approve the new vaccine, called LUNAR-COV19.
FYI, I found it interesting that they named it LUNAR and introduced it at the same time as Japan's LUNAR landing
touched down on the Moon just days ago.
Talk about synchronicity — or good marketing.
The collaborations on these vaccines get a little complicated but to break it down,
Meiji Seika Pharma is the company that obtained exclusive rights to distribute Kostaive (LUNAR) from CSL Seqirus
. They are collaborating with ARCALIS INC
. to establish integrated mRNA vaccine manufacturing capabilities from drug substance to drug product.
Now, I know that's a boring read. But I include the information to emphasize a point. If I were to list all the companies involved in this type of research, production and manufacture, the list would be almost endless — and even more endlessly boring.
That list would also be extremely incestuous. For example, Bill Gates invests billions of dollars in multiple rival companies, in anticipation that a few will stick. In this race, only the most powerful can enter and the stakes are high. Astronomical amounts of money, beyond what we can imagine, are invested into these technologies. Not to cure us of anything — how absurd! But to make even more astronomical amounts of money for the men behind the technology.
None of these powerful players — I mean none of them — is going to let these vaccines fail.
Even if they do fail — they won't. Do you get what I'm saying? This is as obvious as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Those who dare dispute the wonder and magic of these vaccines are often discredited or worse.
Okay, with that out of the way, let's continue.