Cure for cancer on the horizon?!

Wow…, that’s really big news, right?

I don’t know about you, but this seems like it would have garnered more news coverage than it has.

Especially since this claim is coming from the scientist who provided the first COVID-19 vaccine in an unbelievably short period of time, using the same type of methods she was in the process of developing a cancer treatment for!

We’re talking about Dr. Ozlem Tureci, here, the co-founder of the German company BioNTech.

Tureci, along with her husband, Ugur Sahin, were working on a way to use the body’s own immune system to attack tumors when they learned about the coronavirus last year, and chose to direct their focus towards developing a vaccine to combat the virus, using the same technology they had already been researching for over twenty years.    

Dr. Tureci was born in Germany, although her parents were originally from Turkey.

The quick delivery of the COVID vaccine was made possible by BioNTech’s partnership with pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer and Moderna.  

Dr. Tureci has been noted as saying, “The same principle can be applied to get the immune system to take on tumors, and we [already] have several different cancer vaccines based on mRNA.”

Dr. Tureci was asked when she felt these cancer vaccines might become available, and she responded, “That’s very difficult to predict in innovative development. But we expect that within only a couple of years, we will also have our vaccines against cancer at a place where we can offer them to people.”

“WE EXPECT THAT WITHIN ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS, WE WILL ALSO HAVE OUR VACCINES AGAINST CANCER AT A PLACE WHERE WE CAN OFFER THEM TO PEOPLE!”

Again, I ask, how is this not being hailed as groundbreaking news around the world?

I guess good news, hopeful news, is not in vogue right now. 

If the news is not divisive or negative, the mainstream media has no time for it.  

Given the millions and millions of people who have already succumbed to cancer, as well as the millions of people fighting cancer as we speak, this news should at least offer some well-deserved hope.  

So, what makes the vaccines developed by Dr. Tureci so different?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “mRNA [messenger RiboNucleic Acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells] vaccines [the type being worked on by Dr. Tureci] are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.”

“Beyond vaccines, cancer research has used mRNA to trigger the immune system to target specific cancer cells.”

According to Ryan Cross for Chemical & Engineering News, “Messenger RNA technology promises to turn our bodies into medicine-making factories. But first Moderna—and a long list of old and new competitors—needs to overcome some major scientific challenges.”

And, of course, some major monetary challenges as well.

In the case of the coronavirus vaccine, then President Trump pushed and incentivized Big Pharma via “Operation Warp Speed,” and put our money where his mouth was. We got a vaccine and they made a boatload of money.

It’s funny how billions and billions of dollars can grease the wheels of progress.

Whenever we are talking about “Big Pharma,” we are talking about BIG money. 

And money is their primary concern.

Make no mistake about it. 

Actually curing anything is a distance second.

In fact, they really don’t want to cure anything.  If you are cured of something, you don’t need to take any more medication…, and if you don’t need to take medications they don’t make any money…, so, the goal is to make us feel better without actually curing us.

“Why are we so passionate about messenger RNA?’ Moderna President Stephen Hoge asked.”

The profit potential?

Sorry.

‘“It starts with the question of life,’ he explained. ‘And in fact, all life that we know flows through messenger RNA. … In our language, mRNA is the software of life,’ Hoge said”

You can call it whatever you want, Mr. Hoge, but let’s all hope Dr. Tureci’s prediction is accurate…, and that Big Pharma finds curing cancer a profitable enough of a venture, for all of our sakes.  

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