The Hidden Issues That The COVID-19 Vaccine Exposes In Our Bodies

Where’s the fear of the blood clots and death coming from?

Dr Joel Yong, PhD
Apr 14 · 6 min read
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live in an age of too much (dis)information, where half-truths can be perpetuated while real issues are left obscured. It’s highly perplexing, really.

Even with the COVID-19 vaccines that are out vaccinating people.

Because the news does spread that people have died upon taking the vaccine.

Others have experienced life-threatening blood clots and other major side effects.

But rather than hitting the “share” button on various clickbait “health” articles that don’t make any sense, can we actually pause for a moment and think of why such things are happening, before we turn into headless chickens and emotional manipulators trying to force other people into doing what we presume is best for them?

Getting back to the basics of the vaccine

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention,

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the “spike protein.” The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.

First, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are given in the upper arm muscle. Once the instructions (mRNA) are inside the immune cells, the cells use them to make the protein piece. After the protein piece is made, the cell breaks down the instructions and gets rid of them.

Next, the cell displays the protein piece on its surface. Our immune systems recognize that the protein doesn’t belong there and begin building an immune response and making antibodies, like what happens in natural infection against COVID-19.

At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. The benefit of mRNA vaccines, like all vaccines, is those vaccinated gain this protection without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19.

This is an ideal sequence of events that ought to happen in every healthy human being. The vaccine gets into the body, and the immune system then learns how to synthesise an antibody in response to that more rapidly.

However, what isn’t explicitly mentioned to the layman in the course of taking the vaccine, but rather is obscured in a figure caption on a research article, is that:

The two vaccine formulations — mRNA encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles or adenovirus (AdV) vectors encoding the S protein — gain entry into dendritic cells (DCs) at the injection site or within lymph nodes, resulting in production of high levels of S protein. In addition, innate sensors are triggered by the intrinsic adjuvant activity of the vaccines, resulting in production of type I interferon and multiple pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.

So of course, there would be an inflammatory response to the introduction of the vaccine into the body.

And people with chronic inflammatory ailments were more likely to experience a side effect upon taking the vaccine:

Compared to controls, those with a chronic inflammatory disease were slightly more likely to report a mild side vaccine effect such as fatigue, headache, or muscle pain. They were, however, less likely to develop a fever than those without inflammatory diseases.

What’s the problem with this inflammation, though?

The problem is that while inflammation is a necessary mechanism in the body for the immune system to signal any form of injury or infection, the intensity of the signal also has to be properly regulated. In terms of intensity, we’re looking at the concentration of the pro-inflammatory cytokines that are being generated.

Because this inflammatory response then determines what happens in our body next.

For example, the inflammatory response in an arterial plaque deposit determines how quickly the surviving foam cells in the plaque produce matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymes to digest away the cap of collagen that is retaining them all within the plaque. Also, the macrophages that are floating about in the blood are also able to produce MMPs that can digest the external layer of the collagen cap.

So if the inflammatory response from a vaccination shot is sufficient enough to drive up the concentration of the pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood, which supports the production of these MMPs, then the collagen cap can be digested away more quickly.

And when there is a teensy weensy breach in the cap of collagen, some of the plaque material can spill out. Much like what happens when we pop a pimple — we squeeze out a bit of pus from there.

The next problem is that higher levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in our blood can promote clotting.

So what happens when there is a teensy weensy rupture that results in the spilling out of small amounts of plaque material?

The platelets engulf the spill, and clotting is promoted.

A clot forms in the body and floats about in the blood.

If the clot is large enough to occlude an artery that supplies blood to the heart, are we not looking at the onset of a heart attack?

Even if the clot is small…

But it travels up to the brain, where it can then lodge in a much smaller brain artery…

Then we’d look at the development of a stroke.

The issue here is…

Nobody can really quantify how well a person’s immune system works, and how much of an inflammatory response one may get upon the introduction of the vaccine into their bodies.

A person may look seemingly healthy on the outside…

But how well is their immune system functioning internally? We can’t tell.

The problem is, rather than looking through the entire sequence of events, many people choose to make a blanket statement that the vaccine is a game of conspiracy.

Personally, I do believe that it’s only useful as a cash grab and a future license for travelling, but that’s because it really depends on how well my immune system responds to a viral infection.

If my immune system is in tip-top condition, I might not even need to worry about taking the vaccine — but I’d still have to take it because vaccination proof might be needed for international travel in the future.

If my immune system isn’t in tip-top condition, the vaccine ought to be supporting the production of more antibodies to defend the body from infection if it ever comes.

Hence, if one does experience side effects as a response to taking the vaccine…

They can know, for sure, that their immune system isn’t functioning in tip-top condition. But there’s no point spreading fear about how it can cause unnecessary death or whatever. It’s just a natural progression of the immune system’s response — which is something most people fail to neglect in their presumptiveness that their immune systems are working just fine (when it really isn’t), and that it must be something toxic in the vaccine that’s causing all these side effects.

And unfortunately, keeping the immune system operating at optimal levels isn’t something that a vaccine provides.

It really depends on what kind of a lifestyle we lead on a consistent basis, isn’t it? Diet-wise though, here are some nutrients that can support a healthy immune system.

Joel Yong, Ph.D., is a biochemical engineer/scientist, an educator and a writer. He has authored 5 ebooks (available on in Kindle format) and co-authored 6 journal articles in internationally peer-reviewed scientific journals. His main focus is on finding out the fundamentals of biochemical mechanisms in the body that the doctors don’t educate the lay people about, and will then proceed to deconstruct them for your understanding — as an educator should.

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