Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
By Alan Moy, MD
Recently, I have been invited on many Catholic media outlets to discuss the issue of vaccines against COVID-19 because this disease is an obvious concern among the public and is creating enormous medical and economic hardship for our country. There are a number of biopharmaceutical companies rushing to develop vaccines against COVID-19. There is some misinformation being disseminated regarding these vaccines. There have been concerns raised whether some of these vaccines are using aborted fetal cells. People are putting a lot of hope that these vaccines will be ready soon and offer a cure. So in upcoming posts I will briefly provide my opinion (which the reader can take it for what it's worth) regarding the state of vaccines against COVID-19. The following is a partial list of FAQ that I will address:
1. Can you explain in general lay terms different vaccine approaches? What are the pros and cons of these different approaches?
2. Are there current vaccines in development that are using cell lines from aborted fetal cells?
3. What is the Vatican's position on the use of vaccines derived from an abortion?
4. Why aborted tissue is an unreliable source to produce human cell lines for bio-manufacturing?
5. When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available for the public? Will there be a vaccine that does not use an aborted fetal cell?
6. Will a vaccine end current and future coronavirus pandemics and what ethical therapies are the Institute working on?
7. How can one tell whether a COVID-19 vaccine was derived from an aborted fetal cell line?