CDC emails: Vaccine definition changed to fit new gene therapy jabs

By Dr. Mercola

Internal emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention purposely changed its definition of vaccine to fit the description of the new COVID-19 gene therapy injections.

Regular vaccines use a weakened or inactivated germ to incite an immune response to a given disease. Both mRNA shots approved in the U.S. — Moderna’s and Pfizer’s — use a process defined by the FDA as gene therapy to trigger the body’s immune system cells into making a spike protein that is supposed to produce its own immunity to the actual virus if it enters the system.

Before the change, the CDC’s definition of vaccine was “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease.” It is now, “A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.”

It’s a change the CDC claims they made to make the definition “more transparent,” but the emails show the change was specifically requested by CDC communication specialist Alycia Downs because the old definition was “being used by some to say COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines per CDC’s own definition.”

But the American Society of Gene + Cell Therapy (ASGCT) doesn’t see it that way, as they noted in November 2020 that Moderna’s and Pfizer’s products were forms of gene therapy. Not only that, Moderna’s own SEC filings note that “mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA.” And, among other major news media, even The New York Times called it gene therapy — and not one of these media has changed their definitions or stories like the CDC.


The Epoch Times November 3, 2021

CDC How mRNA Vaccines Work

ASGCT November 17, 2020

Moderna SEC Filing

New York Times May 7, 2020

Dr. Mercola’s book The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal is available at Amazon.

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