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COVID-19 Vaccine Pioneers Awarded Nobel Prize

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Professors Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, who developed the technology that led to the mRNA COVID vaccines, will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The Nobel Prize Committee said the two scientists’ discoveries were critical for developing effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 during the pandemic that began in early 2020.

The Committee described the findings of the two laureates as groundbreaking.

The Committee said the findings had fundamentally changed the understanding of how mRNA interacts with our immune system.

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“The laureates contributed to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health in modern times,” the Nobel Prize Committee stated.

Traditional vaccine technology has been based on dead or weakened versions of the original virus or bacterium – or by using fragments of the infectious agent.

In contrast, messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines use a completely different approach.

An mRNA Covid vaccine contains the genetic instructions for building one component – a protein – from the coronavirus.

Once injected into the body, cells produce lots of the viral protein.

The immune system recognises these as foreign, launches an attack, and, as a result, learns how to fight the virus.

This means that the body gets a head start when future infections occur.

The technology was experimental before the pandemic.

But millions worldwide have received it to protect them against serious COVID-19.

Research is ongoing to use the technology for other diseases, including cancer.

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  1. It’s not their fault to get the award. If they bought the idea and sell it in a cereal box then the award will be wrong but if they put their effort to bring something to help then that’s different. Let’s not get to mixup with the cause and cure. It’s similar to a home, you might be the cause of the probably at the same time want people to believe you are the problem solver.

  2. @Arsonist. Yeah! They are dying in car accidents. You are just too smart for the comments section.

  3. Don’t think they had much input in using their tech in the clot shots. It’s like Einstein and the nuclear bomb. More nefarious actors led to its misuse.

  4. It’s so sad that St. Lucians can spew such foolishness. Any way the majority of those commenting did not go further than primary school. I have met many of those primary school graduates in the USA who have not gone any further in their education level, and they spew the same foolishness as if they were still in St. Lucia. What a shame.

  5. Andre you are so correct. Most of those in the US live in peoples basements and when the floods come they have to go and sleep in the homeless shelters. Their heads are empty yet they behave as though they had learned something in primary school.

  6. Anony & Arson – Ignorance is always the fool’s glory of expressing himself cause that’s the only education he knows. It’s so unfortunate that Covid 19 did not drag along those that defy and criticize science. By the way Covid is here to stay and rest assured there will be another round.

  7. The Nobel prize was also give to the murderous Henry Kissinger, murderer of civilians Barrack Obama and of course the EU. Not a terribly impressive list of recipients.

  8. This latest award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is the beginning of a desperate attempt at damage control, in the wake of increasing revelations of the criminal conspiracy, spanning more than 30 years, to commit bio-terrorism against the world, FOR PROFIT! This criminal conspiracy involves collusion between governments, corporations & regulatory agencies:



  9. Reading this, it sounds a bit scary and frightening, It sounds like people wish to play God, with things they have absolutely no idea what they’re doing. All your awards and attention won’t take away from the fact that you have no idea what will happen to folks if there’s a new pandemic which according to the latest news the last vaccine has no effect on. Like who comes up with such non-sense and claim its award winning just because you wish to give someone a prize or money. There’s no proof conclusively that the vaccine worked. I hope for the sake of mankind the Good LORD has mercy on us because humans are just plain stupid with their nonsense.

  10. My people know that this news is paid for by the U. S. Remember back when they were giving millions to Caribbean & Latin Am. To help with covid. Well this is how they spend the money. Promoting fear and spreading propaganda.


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