Catholic priest dies in Philadelphia after participation in Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trials
A Catholic priest who was a volunteer during the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials has suddenly died in his home, according to reports.
Father John Fields, the director of communications and religious studies for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia—a section of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church—partook in the early clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine by American biotechnology giants, Moderna. This is coming after several trails of controversy around the production of the vaccines and their effectiveness.
In a book authored by investigative journalist Peter Tremblay titled COVID-19: The Genetically Engineered Pandemic, a team of researchers independently reviewed claims of the true origin of the novel coronavirus and numerous underground sponsorships in a bid to continue the spread of the virus.
Nonetheless, despite the continual efforts of big pharmaceutical companies like Moderna and Pfizer in releasing a COVID-19 vaccine in a short turnaround time, they are being plagued by growing cases of the damaging side effects of these newly approved vaccines.
In a report by the Daily Mail, a nurse who partook in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trials spoke of the terrible side effects she experienced after taking the vaccine, leading her to suspect if she may have contracted the virus.
Kristen Choi, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles, has sounded a warning to others who intend to take the vaccines. Choi took part in a study in August and two doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine. However, after the second shot, she started experience COVID-19 like symptoms from nausea, severe headache and fever that peaked at almost 40.5°C (105F)—the highest body temperature she has ever had.
“By the end of the day, I felt light-headed, chilled, nauseous, and had a splitting headache. I went to bed early and fell asleep immediately. Around midnight, I woke up feeling worse - feverish and chilled, nauseated, dizzy, and hardly able to lift my arm from muscle pain at the injection site,” said Choi while describing her torrid experience after taking the second vaccine shot.
For Father John Fields, he was quite unlucky as his only major side effect turned out to be sudden unexplainable death, casting more doubts around the safety of these new vaccines. Fields had just clocked 70 years of age and took part in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trials after receiving an email invitation to take part in the “third and final stage.”
Fields was very excited to take part in the trials citing that it was a great opportunity to contribute towards the fight of this deadly infectious disease that “suddenly appeared and wreaked havoc throughout the world.” Due to his age, Fields was a perfect candidate for the Moderna trials and that was why he was approached by the study team, since he fell within the age group of individuals with a higher risk of being affected by the virus.
With over 15 million cases and more than 300,000 deaths recorded, the United States is one of the top countries with the most COVID-19 casualties. Over 60 per cent of the recorded COVID-19 cases are for those older than 45 years and Fields, who fell among the risk group, received his first vaccination on 31 August, while the last one was administered to him 1 October.
“I think of the researchers, who in only several months, as part of operation warp speed, collectively used their knowledge and wisdom from almighty god to achieve this medical milestone,” said Fields, who also noted had experienced no symptoms.
“I may be able to contribute in some small way to the development of an effective vaccine that would help stop this worldwide covid-19 pandemic and the fear.”
According to Father Michael Hutsko, a priest at St. Peter and Paul Church in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Fields suffered a heart attack leading to his death as he had not contracted the coronavirus—as confirmed by the vicar general of the Archeparchy.
Moderna has been promoting their vaccine as completely safe and highly effective, but in May, Children of God for Life, a pro-life organization, reported that there was a 20 per cent severe injury rate amongst individuals who received multiple doses of the vaccine during early clinical trials. Participants in Moderna’s vaccine trials were carefully selected as the manufacturer stated that they only required volunteers who were very healthy to partake in the study.
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received several warnings from members of an Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the potentially severe side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines, adding that the public should be adequately informed of this.
Fields was a volunteer for the third stage of Moderna’s vaccine trial phase, which in fact uses cells from an aborted fetus in its formulation. In a research compiled by Children of God for Life, it reveals that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine contains a high composition of “aborted fetal cell line HEK-293” in the core design of mRNA technology and other areas of their research, production, development and testing.
“The spike protein and the mRNA used in the Moderna vaccine were built on technology that extensively used aborted fetal cells, rendering the vaccine absolutely immoral from start to finish,” said the Children of God for Life report, who have made several warning on the unethical nature of Moderna coronavirus vaccine development.
While the death of Father Fields has further cast more doubt on the ethical nature and safety of the new batches of coronavirus vaccines, many clergymen are now speaking out against the use of the vaccines due to the immoral practices involved. Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas, took to his Twitter page to warn against getting the Moderna vaccine, saying that it was immorally produced due to the use of aborted babies and those who believe in the “sanctity of life” should reject it.
Father Fields may not have been fully aware of the concerns around the risks of participating in Moderna’s vaccine trials, but with more and more information coming to light about the side effects, this is bound to affect the general consensus and acceptability of the new COVID-19 vaccines.