Covid19.  Pfizer, Moderna… An Italian court orders the analysis of messenger RNA vaccines

Covid19. Pfizer, Moderna… An Italian court orders the analysis of messenger RNA vaccines

In Italy, the court of Pesaro, near San Marino (east), has been seized by a person opposed to vaccination against Covid-19 and ordered laboratory analysis of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines.

The court appointed an expert to identify the ingredients in Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid vaccines. Those analyzes will be conducted in September, attorney Nicoletta Morante told AFP. In her opinion, this is “a first in Italy and maybe in Europe”.

The applicant, who has had the disease in the past, is a 50-year-old man who works in particular in the educational sector and whose work in Italy is subject to compulsory vaccination. According to his lawyer, he is unruly under administrative sanctions. In addition to “he asks to determine whether the vaccination of people cured of Covid corresponds to the good administration of medicines”, he wants to know what proteins are contained in these vaccines and whether they contain “adjuvants for non-human or dangerous Health uses’ included. according to a summary of the complaint seen by AFP.

12 billion doses administered

Messenger RNA treatment allows cells to reproduce proteins present in the virus — the “antigens” — in order to train the immune system to recognize and neutralize them. In support of the civil lawsuit filed with Pesaro, the attorney presented the opinion of a medical researcher, presented as an independent virologist, who believes that mRNA vaccines do not perform the protective function for which they are injected. These vaccines, he wrote in the complaint, “do not have the declared functional conformation” and the immune response they elicit “is ineffective”.

According to the WHO, more than 12 billion doses of Covid vaccines have been administered worldwide and 60% of the population has received two doses.