Donald Trump pledged to have the FDA approve a rushed Pfizer vaccine by the end of Friday.
To his cheering and uncritical supporters, he did not disappoint.
Early in the day, it was reported that Trump’s White House chief-of-staff Mark Meadows threatened FDA chief Stephen Hahn with an ultimatum: approve the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine by midnight, or resign.
Around midnight, Trump tweeted that the Pfizer vaccine was approved: “FDA APPROVES PFIZER VACCINE FOR EMERGENCY USE!!!”
Trump also tweeted that he personally “must get the credit for the vaccines. It is a miracle.”
Yet concerns about the safety and development of the vaccine remain.
Pfizer tested its vaccine on the human kidney cells of a baby girl aborted in the 1970s. The baby’s kidney cells are known as “HEK-293″—the same cells tested in the development of the cocktail Trump used in October to recover from COVID-19. Trump supporters at that time defended the use.
The Pfizer vaccine joins a long list of morally-compromised vaccines and medications that rely on aborted human subjects. Chinese scientists in 2015 wrote of their fresh killings of nine babies for new cells as acceptable, because fetal cells are “licensed all over the world.”
While only small numbers of persons discernibly object to killing human babies for research and vaccine production, a larger crowd raises safety concerns over the rushed nature of the Trump vaccine, which will use experimental “messenger RNA” (mRNA) genetic material for the first time on the population.
The Jerusalem Post reports that “there are unique and unknown risks to messenger RNA vaccines, including local and systemic inflammatory responses that could lead to autoimmune conditions.”
LifeSiteNews noted that mRNA material had never before been FDA approved. “The method of inserting the mRNA into the patient’s cells intact, Lipid Nanoparticles (LNP’s), is not certified.”
The Jerusalem Post noted that, for safety and efficacy, “classical vaccines were designed to take 10 years to develop.” Trump boasted that his Pfizer vaccine took only nine months.
And apparently some strong-arming.