Well, this is nuts, even for a bunch of absolute fucking nuts. David Doel breaks it down:
Here’s why that myth — not a fact, but a dangerous myth — is making the rounds:
A private school founded by an anti-vaccination activist in South Florida has warned teachers and staff against taking the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it will not employ anyone who has received the shot.
The Centner Academy in Miami sent a notice to parents on Monday informing them of a new policy for its two campuses for about 300 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Teachers or staff who have already taken the vaccine were told to continue reporting to school but to stay separated from students.
The school’s website promotes “medical freedom” from vaccines and offers to help parents opt out of vaccines that are otherwise required for students in Florida.
Earlier this month, [school owner Leila] Centner criticized measures by the CDC to curb the spread of the virus, and said her school went against the guidelines from the moment it reopened in September.
“We did not follow any of the tyrannic measures that were in place. I did not force our kids to wear a mask,” Centner said while attending a “Health and Freedom” rally for a Republican candidate that featured supporters of former President Donald Trump and critics of public health restrictions in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The irony of people who rush to kiss the ass of a literal tyrant calling public-health and safety measures “tyrannic” [sic] should not be missed. People are dying daily over this kind of stupidity, which (also ironically) infected their own Dear Leader. And he himself caught it because he just couldn’t be arsed to take advice from anybody, not even the leading epidemiologists in the world.
These are not the best and brightest minds in the country, they’re the living embodiment of the whole “Florida Man” trope. They really have no business playing with the minds of children. Much less to the tune of $30,000US per child per year.
And some parents, at least, have seen the light and pulled their kids from the ridiculously expensive (and dangerous) “academy” as a result. At least in public schools, they’d stand some chance of actually getting an education, instead of a virus. (And it would be a bargain in terms of property taxes versus private tuition, too.)
Meanwhile, for those wondering, here’s why “vaccine shedding” is a myth:
The term “shed” was used frequently in the early days of the pandemic to describe people transmitting or emitting coronavirus particles. Scientists measure “viral shedding” to try to pinpoint at what point sick people are the most infectious.
“There is no way for a COVID-19 vaccinated person to “shed vaccine,” the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Clinical Team said in an email responding to Reuters questions.
“COVID-19 vaccines give instructions to teach our cells how to make a protein — or even just a piece of a protein — that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. After the protein piece is made, the cell breaks down the instructions and gets rid of them. The immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.”
The team also stated the vaccines cannot cause people to shed the COVID-19 virus, echoing all the other experts Reuters spoke to, saying “COVID-19 vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19 and cannot cause COVID-19. Therefore, people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine cannot shed the virus or the vaccine.”
Many of the false posts attribute the “shedding” of vaccines to a “spike protein” in an apparent misunderstanding of how the vaccines work.
The mRNA vaccines “contain only instructions for making spike protein and are incapable of generating virus particles, so nothing can be shed,” said Dr Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the infectious diseases division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the world’s top teaching hospitals and part of Harvard Medical School, in a statement emailed to Reuters.
Likewise, the Johnson & Johnson (also referred to as Janssen) vaccine “is based on a replication-defective adenovirus, which means the adenovirus is incapable of reproducing,” he added.
Kuritzkes also pointed out that the mRNA vaccines are degraded within 24 to 48 hours. […] [T]hat means they disappear from the shot recipients’ bodies within a day or two. Similarly, the J&J vaccine “gets taken up into cells where it is injected, makes spike protein, and is degraded. It cannot disseminate to other tissues or be shed,” Kuritzkes said.
Louder, for the bozos at the back of the bus: IT CANNOT DISSEMINATE TO OTHER TISSUES OR BE SHED!
Meanwhile, here’s Dr. Zubin Damania, alias ZDoggMD (whom you really should follow), on the medico-scientific facts of coronavirus vaccines, what they do, and what they don’t do:
So, just to sum up: “Vaccine shedding” isn’t a thing. Virus shedding, by infected (and usually unvaccinated) individuals, is. And COVIDiots are still, well, idiots for believing that a vaccinated individual is going to make them sterile just by sharing the same breathing space with them, and dumber still for shunning the vaccinated (and thus exacerbating their own mental-health problems). But if they’re at least wearing masks now, ironically, it may be a case of two dumbs making a kinda-sorta smart. If they keep their masks on, and socially distance, and stop gathering in crowds of like-minded morons, they might just help stop the virus in its tracks, without meaning to.