Messenger RNA Sequences Found in Blood 28 Days After COVID-19 Vaccination
By Zachary Stieber
Messenger RNA sequences from the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were found in the blood of multiple individuals weeks after vaccination, according to a new study.
Researchers in Denmark analyzed samples from the vaccinated and detected partial or even full sequences of the messenger RNA (mRNA) following vaccination. The sequences were found as late as 28 days after vaccination, or the longest time period the study analyzed.
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in Denmark in a 2021.
The findings mean that the mRNA, which is situated in lipid nanoparticles for deliverance into the body, lingers for much longer than authorities in the United States and elsewhere acknowledge.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for instance, has claimed that the mRNA is broken down “within a few days.” The Infectious Diseases Society of America says the mRNA “is quickly metabolized and eliminated via cellular processing mechanisms.”
Henrik Westh, a professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Copenhagen, and co-authors of the new study described being surprised by the findings.
“We surprisingly found fragments of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA up to 28 days postvaccination in blood from chronic HCV patients vaccinated with mRNA vaccines from both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna,” they wrote.
The study featured taking samples from 108 vaccinated people with chronic hepatitis C virus, or HCV, and examining them for up to 28 days after vaccination.
Ten of the samples, or 9.3 percent, had partial or full sequences of the mRNA sequence.
The vaccines deliver mRNA inside lipid nanoparticles.
The researchers said that the detected mRNA was likely still inside the nanoparticles, which “have been slowly released from the injection site either directly to the blood or through the lymph system.” Without the nanoparticles, the mRNA “would rapidly degrade.”
They claimed that the new data “does not in any way change the conclusion that both mRNA vaccines are safe and effective.”
That conclusion shows bias and it overlooks how pseudouridine, which is used to modify the RNA in the vaccines, “alters the stability of RNA considerably,” Dr. Robert Malone told The Epoch Times. Documents leaked in 2022 showed European regulators expressed concern about truncated and modified RNA in the vaccines.
The researchers also said the mRNA lingering in the blood “allows pro-longed spike protein production giving an advantage for a continuous immune response in some persons.”
If true, that would amount to chronic low-level boosting, which would exacerbate immune imprinting, or focusing one’s body on the outdated strains the vaccines target, according to Malone, who helped develop the mRNA technology.
Malone said the difficulty in identifying mRNA specifically from the vaccines, particularly as time goes on, means there may have been RNA from the vaccines in the blood of some of the other samples.
Westh, Pfizer, and Moderna did not respond to a request for comment.
The paper was published by the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. No funding sources were listed.
Research on mice has detected the spread of the mRNA beyond the injection site and lymph nodes. One previous paper described the finding of mRNA in lymph node germinal centers up to 60 days following vaccination with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Another set of researchers detected mRNA from the vaccines two weeks following vaccination. Research on mice has detected the spread of the mRNA beyond the injection site and lymph nodes.
The papers highlight how “we really don’t know how long this RNA persists,” Malone said. “The true implications of all of this is that the assumption that adverse events occurring later than two to three weeks cannot be associated with the drug product once again is clearly false.”
The mRNA delivers instructions to the body to produce the spike protein, which is meant to protect people against COVID-19.
Experts have raised concerns that the circulating spike protein is toxic and contributes to myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation caused by the vaccines, and other adverse events following vaccination.
“You have the spike causing inflammation, the spike causing clotting, the spike causing amyloid and prion disease, and you have the spike causing all of this autoimmune disease,” Dr. Paul Marik, co-founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, previously told The Epoch Times. “It’s a total onslaught from every angle, and that’s just the beginning of what spike does. It seems the more spike you have, the more inflammation you have.”
In January, U.S. researchers reported discovering high levels of spike protein in people who had been vaccinated and suffered myocarditis.
Several months prior, Colorado researchers reported finding “nearly identical alterations in gene expression” in people with myocarditis after COVID-19 or vaccination, with the alterations detected up to 137 days after infection and 182 days after vaccination. They said that more studies are needed “to define the full extent of the molecular pathology of COVID-19—and mRNA vaccine-associated myocardial injury, including the extent that and how these are triggered by exposure to S[pike] protein.”