Skip to comments.Coronavirus: Half a million sharks may be killed for virus vaccine
Posted on 09/28/2020 1:28:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Sharks liver contain squalene, a natural oil that can be used as medicine and is also used as a way to increase the effectiveness of a vaccine
In the bid to find a Covid-19 vaccine wildlife experts claim half a million sharks could be slaughtered for the much anticipated jab.
Squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, is used medicine and is also used as an adjuvant to increase the effectiveness of a vaccine.
It is also being used in trial vaccines for the coronavirus.
If a drug passes that contains squalene and goes into production across the world conservationist group Shark Allies believe around 250,000 sharks will need to be slaughtered to provide one dose for each person.
That figure doubles and becomes more dire if people need two shots instead of one to fully vaccinate against Covid-19.
Stefanie Brendl, founder and executive director of Shark Allies, said: "Harvesting something from a wild animal is never going to be sustainable, especially if it's a top predator that doesn't reproduce in huge numbers."
In a Facebook post, she added: "We are not trying to slow down or hinder the production of a vaccine.
"We simply ask that testing of non-animal derived squalene is conducted alongside shark squalene so it can be replaced as soon as possible.
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They actually sound reasonable. Besides the synthetic squalene is likely to be cheaper.
On the other hand, how much fish do sharks eat? And are they in competition with us for a limited supply. Maybe we should reduce shark populations.
I eat shark every once in a while, but it's not my favorite.
Seals are delighted with this news...
Put a mask on those sharks. Speaking of masked sharks, where’s Billy Gates of hell POPCON artist? Tony Wormhead, too?
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So, create big shark farms. I’ll bet modest size (adolescent or young adult) sharks are the most productive to grow fast & harvest.
Speaking of masks...whaddya do if a masked man with gun comes to your house/store to rob you. Give him the cash and thank him for not spreading CoVid-19 84. If he’s a person of color, don’t forget to bend the knee. Right COLOR REV George? BLM, White Privileged, Orange man bad...and all. It’s like a rainbow.
plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are now used as well, including amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives. Yeast cells have been genetically engineered to produce commercially useful quantities of "synthetic" squalene.
The entire article is worth reading, actually.
Where’s PETA? Where’s MASK? Mothers Against Shark Killing
Yikes, I think I have EGADS not CoVid - 19 84
It’s worse. Lots more people have it. Egregious General Anxiety Disorder Syndrome.
It’s a pandemic. Why hasn’t WHO classified it yet? Maybe it’s classified. CIA? Justice? CYA? YMCA?
It takes a village to fool some people.
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Retrovirus vaccines do not work. This idea that because vaccines work in many cases that it is the silver bullet is ridiculous. Stop the vaccine propaganda.
You can raise sharks in a tank, and they grow fast.
Wishing they found it in gators...
Tricky. Sharks are live-born.
Sharks are not people! We have no right to kill them! /s
Save the sharks. /s
Oh boy, here we go.
Save a shark. Abort a fetus. Jesus.
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