Half a Million Sharks Could Be Killed for CoVid 19 Vaccine

October 1, 2020 at 2:13 pm

GlaxoSmithKline wants to kill 500,000 sharks to use their liver oil in its first round of coronavirus vaccines

Conservationists warn GlaxoSmithKline and other big pharma companies are endangering sharks so for coronavirus vaccines.

The company just announced it would manufacture billion doses of squalene – an natural compound found in shark liver oil – for use in the first round of coronavirus vaccines.

Conservation group Shark Allies calculates that would require killing 500,000 sharks.

Around 3 million sharks are already killed each year for the flu, other vaccines and cosmetics, so this number would be on top of that.

“The supply chain has never been tested at the scale that a coronavirus vaccine would demand,” Shark Allies says in a petition.

The populations of most shark species are already at critically low levels and “will not withstand an increase in demand for a global vaccine,” the organization warns.

“There’s so many unknowns of how big and how long this pandemic might go on … the numbers of sharks taken for this product could be really high, year after year after year,” founder of Shark Allies Stefanie Brendl told Sky News.

“Harvesting something from a wild animal is never going to be sustainable, especially if it’s a top predator that doesn’t reproduce in huge numbers,”

The group argues there are more sustainable options for squalene such as plants and algae, though more expensive to acquire.

Others argue it’s dangerous to add squalene, in any form, to vaccines.

A 2000 study showed it triggered rheumatoid arthritis in rats.

“In humans, the immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body,” says pharmacist and patient safety advocate Neil Johnston.
“It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.”

“The difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ squalene is the route by which it enters your body.”

Injection, he says, is an abnormal route of entry, which triggers your immune system to attack all the squalene, wherever it finds it, including places it occurs naturally like your brain and nervous system.

Johnston claims the squalene in anthrax vaccines given to Gulf War soldiers is responsible for Gulf War Syndrome.

A 2000 study found 100% of Gulf War Syndrome patients had antibodies to squalene, while none of the soldiers who did not get ill had the antibodies.

Gulf War Syndrome symptoms include: arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, non-healing skin lesions, ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia,  lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.