FDA to Investigate Vaccine Retroviruses

Investigating Viruses in Cells Used to Make Vaccines; and Evaluating the Potential Threat Posed by Transmission of Viruses to Humans

Principal Investigator: Arifa S. Khan, PhD
Office / Division / Lab: OVRR / DVP / LR

When you hear “vaccines are safe and effective” and “the science is settled” — remember those are Public Health slogans meant to create compliance. Scratch the surface of the actual science and you learn fascinating things — such as the fact that researchers are only now just beginning to research the cell lines used to make vaccines to investigate the tumorigenic (cancer-causing) retroviruses they carry.

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