A scientist I know who is in a position to understand these matters wrote this for Vlad on request. He is writing under the nomme du guerre, Westerner, and holds a BSc. specializing in genetics and an MSc. and has worked in university and federal labs since the 1980s.
Concerns over molnupiravir
There is a recent article from ZeroHedge about molnupiravir (India Won’t Add Merck’s COVID-19 Pill To National Treatment Protocol, Citing Safety Concerns | ZeroHedge ). Molnupiravir is converted in the liver to a cytosine analog, which then becomes inserted into RNA.
Cytosine is one of the 4 bases in RNA and DNA.
Introducing an analog means that there can be mutations incorporated into the RNA strand as it is replicated. This is (the) strategy of using it
– it will introduce mutations into the replicating viral RNA of Covid-19, thereby causing the genes to be essentially inactivated/nonfunctional.
This is the ‘”error catastrophe” model mentioned in references cited by this review (Molnupiravir in COVID-19: A systematic review of literature (doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2021.102329) This would be fine if this only affected the virus. However, this analog can be inserted into the host cell DNA. Now, our cells have the ability to repair DNA, and it is fairly robust. However, it has been shown that the spike protein itself has the ability to inhibit this repair process. (Jiang, H.; Mei, Y.-F. SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits V(D)J Recombination In Vitro. Viruses 2021, 13, 2056. https://doi.org/10.3390/ v13102056).
But that’s not all! The same article suggests that the spike protein also could inhibit adaptive immunity by impairing the V(D)J recombination. What does that mean in English?
It means that your cells that generate antibodies in response to the virus, are impaired from generating antibodies by the very spike protein encoded in the mRNA in the (mRNA vaccine) injections.
Molnupiravir can introduce mutations into your cells (DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab247 “?-d-N4 -hydroxycytidine Inhibits SARSCoV-2 Through Lethal Mutagenesis But Is Also Mutagenic To Mammalian Cells”; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100867 “Decoding molnupiravir-induced mutagenesis in SARS-CoV-2”), but it inhibits your immune system response to antigens. It could also induce mutations in the womb and therefore cause birth defects, which is why there are warnings about it’s use in pregnant women. (Covid-19 drug Molnupiravir flagged for ‘major safety concerns’ – The Economic Times (indiatimes.com) . In short, it does not seem to be beneficial, and likely does more harm than good.
I would like to add, that the insanity of this new, expensive, insufficiently tested and clearly potentially dangerous drug, is amplified by the FACT that allowing people to access Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, and even Colchicine and a number of other therapeutics which have been shown now in many studies to be fantastically effective, could have cut deaths down by over EIGHTY PERCENT. This is about making money for drug companies, and they have allowed hundreds of thousands of people to die in order to create the environment to make money on exotic pharmaceuticals.