There is still so much that we don’t know about COVID, but fortunately scientists all over the globe are feverishly studying this virus. Earlier today, I came across a study that was just released that completely took my breath away. The study was conducted at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and what it discovered has enormous implications. Many COVID victims have continued to experience severe symptoms long after the virus is out of their systems, and researchers at Texas Tech University wanted to figure out why this is occurring…
Over the last year, COVID “long haulers” have continued experiencing a variety of symptoms months after the virus clears. These include anything from skin problems, to shortness of breath, to losing the sense of taste or smell. Now, researchers say they may know why this is happening. A new study finds coronavirus actually causes long-term changes to an infected patient’s genes.
“Long-term changes to an infected patient’s genes”?
That does not sound good at all.
Specifically, the researchers found that exposure to the COVID spike protein alone “was enough to change baseline gene expression in airway cells”…
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is covered in tiny spike proteins. During infection, the spike proteins bind with receptors on cells in our body, starting a process that allows the virus to release its genetic material into the inside of the healthy cell.
“We found that exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein alone was enough to change baseline gene expression in airway cells,” said Nicholas Evans, a master’s student in the laboratory of Sharilyn Almodovar, PhD, at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. “This suggests that symptoms seen in patients may initially result from the spike protein interacting with the cells directly.”
Up to now, we had been told that the spike protein itself was relatively harmless.
But now new research is completely contradicting that assertion.
In fact, the researchers discovered that even exposure to low concentrations of purified spike protein could cause long-term gene changes…
The researchers found that cultured human airway cells exposed to both low and high concentrations of purified spike protein showed differences in gene expression that remained even after the cells recovered from the exposure. The top genes included ones related to inflammatory response.
I know what many of you must be thinking at this part in the article.
The mRNA vaccines have been specifically designed to get our cells to produce the COVID spike protein. ... Continue reading >>>