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ANIMAL SACRIFICE TO THE DEMI-GODS: Half a million sharks may be killed for Coronavirus vaccine

The protection and conservation group Shark Allies says that 5 of the 40 candidate vaccines for Covid-19 in clinical evaluation use adjuvants that are shark-based squalene.

EMMA ROBERTSON: Around half a million sharks may be slaughtered in an effort to make a Covid-19 vaccine, wildlife experts have claimed. Sharks are harvested for squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, which is used medicine – including in current flu jabs. The ingredient is used as an adjuvant to increase the effectiveness of a vaccine by creating a stronger immune response… It is used in some of the candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine…

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are 40 candidate vaccines for Covid-19 in clinical evaluation and 142 vaccines in preclinical evaluation. California-based conservationist group Shark Allies say that, of these vaccines, 17 use adjuvants, and five of those adjuvants are shark-squalene based…

If one of those vaccines is used world-wide, Shark Allies believe around 250,000 sharks will need to be slaughtered to provide one dose for each person. However some scientists believe two doses may be needed to immunise the population, meaning around 500,000 sharks would need to be slaughtered, according to the California-based group’s calculations…

Stefanie Brendl, founder and executive director of Shark Allies, said: ‘At billions of doses needed per year, for decades to come, it is critical that we don’t rely on a wild animal resource. It can be detrimental to shark species that are hunted for their oil, and it is not a reliable supply chain.’

The group has set up an online petition named ‘Stop Using Sharks in COVID-19 Vaccine – Use EXISTING Sustainable Options’. In the Change.or petition, which has attracted almost 9,500 signatures of its 10,000 target, the group says there are ‘better alternatives’ to using squalene in vaccines… they say the chemical structure of the squalene compound is identical in sharks and non-animal alternatives, meaning its effectiveness in vaccines should be identical regardless of its source. SOURCE…

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