2021-04-17 03:18:14 UTC
He made this claim (https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-johnsonjohnson-vaccin-idUSL1N2M91QK):
In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert and an adviser to the White House, said the fact that they are both adenovirus vector vaccines is a "pretty obvious clue" that the cases could be linked to the vector.
"Whether that is the reason, I can't say for sure, but it certainly is something that raises suspicion," Fauci said.
J&J scientists from Jansen Pharmaceuticals refuted that with this:
In the correspondence on Friday, Macaya Douoguih, a scientist with J&J's Janssen vaccines division, and colleagues pointed out that the vectors used in its vaccine and the AstraZeneca (AZN) shot are "substantially different" and that those differences could lead to "quite different biological effects."
Specifically, they noted that the J&J vaccine uses a human adenovirus while the AstraZeneca (AZN) vaccine uses a chimpanzee adenovirus. The vectors are also from different virologic families or species, and use different cell receptors to enter cells.
The J&J shot also includes mutations to stabilize the so-called spike protein portion of the coronavirus that the vaccine uses to produce an immune response, while the AstraZeneca (AZN) vaccine does not.
"The vectors are very different," said Dr. Dan Barouch of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston, who helped design the J&J vaccine.
"The implications of issues with one vector for the other one are not clear at this point," he said in an interview earlier this week.
The J&J scientists said in the letter there was not enough evidence to say their vaccine caused the blood clots and they continue to work with health authorities to assess the data.
The question is how much longer are we going to be guided by a doctor who doesn't understand basic medical science or flat-out lies about it?