First, the mRNA vaccine is injected into the upper-arm (the deltoid) muscle. There is no spike protein in the mRNA vaccines; the vaccines contain mRNA wrapped in lipid-nanoparticles (like tiny versions of tapioca balls in bubble tea) that help them enter your cells.
After the mRNA vaccine enters your cells, the cells use the mRNA as instructions to create a piece of the inactivated spike protein. The mRNA does not enter the nucleus of your cell, and does not interact with your DNA – it's one and done, and is destroyed after the protein is created.
Finally, the new proteins move to the surface of your cells, where they can be detected by your immune system. They don't leave your cells like viral proteins – they're stuck to the cell's surface by specially designed anchor regions. Once your immune system detects these proteins, it begins to create antibodies that protect you from COVID-19.
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When Bridle claims “… we never knew the spike protein itself was a toxin and was a pathogenic protein. So by vaccinating people we are inadvertently inoculating them with a toxin …” he is fundamentally incorrect for multiple reasons.
First and foremost, there is no spike protein in the vaccine. But if we assume he means the spike proteins created by your cells are toxic, then he's suggesting that:
Bridle claims he has gained access (through a FOI request to the Japanese government) to a new bio-distribution study that demonstrates (for the first time ever!) the distribution of the mRNA vaccines in the body. An image of the relevant table being circulated is presented below. This is untrue (or at least, very misleading) for several reasons.
Notice how the result is highlighted (and often presented as a measurement of spike protein) to alarm, despite evidence demonstrating the vaccine has no effect on ovarian function. Though, if you look to the right for context (conveniently not highlighted by those who circulate the image) the accumulation in the ovaries represents at peak 0.095% (that’s 0.00095 of the dose) of the mRNA injected. Remember, the vaccine – not the spike protein.
There are two important facts about the spike protein Bridle is ignoring:
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a United States government program that collects reports of adverse effects (possible side effects) following vaccination. Canada's equivalent program, the (Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System) CAEFISS, collects reports of adverse effects in Canada, and incorporates active surveillance to further increase the sensitivity of the system.
Both of these systems allow anyone – doctors, nurses, and the public – to submit reports of adverse effects. This makes the system incredibly sensitive, but it means submissions can be missing data, can lack detail, and can contain unintentional (and sometimes intentional) errors. In summary, we cannot determine from these submissions that the vaccine caused the reported adverse event.
Bridle's appeal to VAERS without providing context is a common anti-vaccine trope. This article describes the practice in the context of Tucker Carlson's recent vaccine disinformation statements.
For more context, John Oliver's latest video on vaccine misinformation explores the practice of appealing to VAERS, and the tactic of repeatedly "raising concerns" or "just asking questions" from a position of authority without providing answers.
If you'd like to review the data yourself, CAEFISS makes available detailed weekly reports – including visualizations – of the adverse events reported in Canada. If you'd like to learn more about the other parts of Canada's extensive vaccine safety systems, you can do so here, courtesy of the Canadian Paediatric Society. You can also review VAERS data here.
User laughterinlight is an immunologist who has a series of videos addressing Bridle's claims.
A full history of Bridle's claims is available here, and will be updated regularly.
Bridle is currently engaged by Elders Without Borders as an expert witness on behalf of Adam Skelly (owner of Adamson BBQ), and has testified against the effectiveness of masks, against lockdowns, and against the "experimental" vaccines (which he reasons are unnecessary with his proposed treatment – ivermectin).
Skelly has been charged with operating his restaurant without a licence (independent of COVID-19 restrictions), for refusing to close his business during COVID-19 restrictions, and has been billed for incurring over $150,000 in policing costs.
Alex Pierson's ON Point is a member of the Global News Radio family. Bridle has been a regular guest of late, appearing on her show several times. For context, her other recent works include:
But it's not just her show that uncritically platforms those spreading misinformation. A concerned listener has documented misinformation on a wide range of topics presented on Global News Radio. They demonstrate the extent of Global News' abdication of responsibility with respect to their radio content.
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