FACT CHECK: Yes, the CDC and FDA both confirm African Green Monkey kidney cells are put in vaccines used across the U.S.
On the 6th of March this year, Natural News broke a story revealing some of the startling (and downright disgusting) ingredients found in many vaccines. Readers were understandably shocked to find that the list included such things as fibroblast cells from aborted human fetuses and African Green Monkey cells, igniting a storm of debate. The article also made it clear that these ingredients are no secret, and that in fact, the CDC openly reveals this information on their website.
Well, that was just too much for some in the mainstream media to accept. There was an immediate backlash against Natural News, with the usual accusations of “fake news” flying fast and furious, and some even claiming that “there’s no way the CDC would approve monkey kidney cells being injected into humans.” (RELATED: Keep an eye on what other facts the mainstream media might be “spinning” at MediaFactWatch.com.)
The truth is, the many revolting ingredients in vaccines are openly revealed on the CDC’s website, including the aforementioned fibroblast cells from aborted human fetuses – human-diploid fibroblast cell cultures (strain WI-38) – and African Green Monkey cells – African Green Monkey kidney (Vero) cells. It wouldn’t take the world’s most intrepid reporter to confirm the ingredients on the CDC’s list, so clearly, the media either didn’t bother to check their facts, or worse, chose to flat-out lie about it. According to the CDC’s website, their information is derived from “manufacturers’ package inserts.” And the FDA’s website confirms that the vaccines which contain these ingredients are “licensed for use in the United States.”
These ingredients are no small thing, because they violate the ethical and religious beliefs of many. People need to be provided with accurate, transparent information so that they can have all the facts clearly in mind when making decisions.
In harmony with that, it is worth noting some of the other less than savory ingredients found in many vaccines.
Fetal bovine serum: Found in the Varicella (Varivax), Adenovirus, MMR and Rotavirus vaccines, note how this serum is collected: “After slaughter and bleeding of the cow at an abattoir, the mother’s uterus containing the calf fetus is removed during the evisceration process (removal of the mother’s internal organs) and transferred to the blood collection room. A needle is then inserted between the fetus’s ribs directly into its heart and the blood is vacuumed into a sterile collection bag. … Once collected, the blood is allowed to clot at room temperature and the serum separated through a process known as refrigerated centrifugation.” Sound like an ingredient you might want to know about?
Cells from armyworms: The influenza vaccine Flublok is created from cells taken from armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda). The insert mentions that the shot may also contain residues of “baculovirus and host cell proteins.”
Cells from the kidneys of dogs: According to the CDC’s Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, another influenza vaccine, Flucelvax, contains “Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cell protein.”
Chicken embryos: Since the 1920s, when the method was made popular by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, both chickens and chicken embryos have been used extensively in the production of vaccines.
Thimerosal: There are 25 mcg of thimerosal (mercury) in a single flu vaccine, even though the EPA safety limit is 5 mcg. Children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple vaccines can receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day. No safe level of mercury in vaccines has ever been established, and thimerosal has been linked to autism.
It is evident that the mainstream media can no longer be relied upon to deliver the facts. It is therefore important to become as informed as possible about vaccines and their ingredients, so as to make decisions based on all the relevant information.