Is a COVID-19 Vaccine Good News?

COVID-19 Vaccine & Treatment Update (presented originally in PPCFL NOV 2020 LIFELINE Newsletter)
On the same day that President Trump unveiled a deal with CVS and Walgreens to make COVID19 vaccines available to senior citizens and nursing homes at “no cost” to them, Pfizer Inc. announced their COVID19 vaccine may be ready in November.
In announcing the progress, President Trump acknowledged the toll COVID has taken on the elderly.
“Older Americans have endured months of isolation, missing weddings, birthdays, graduations, church and family reunions. My message to America’s seniors today is one of optimism, confidence and hope. Your sacrifice has not been in vain. The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn.”
While this is good news for a nation stricken by COVID-19 fears, the best news for pro-life activists is that Pfizer’s research has been conducted in a moral manner without using aborted fetal tissue (see #4 on green list here).
The chart is based on data from Children of God for Life (cogforlife.org). They have been closely following the development of COVID19 vaccines and treatments and have developed excellent resources for tracking the use of fetal cells in all vaccines and medical treatments. Visit their website for:
 Links to each vaccine/treatment listed here.
Aborted Fetal Uses in Vaccines and Medicines
 Ethical alternatives to aborted fetal products

Additional information on the development of COVID vaccines and treatments may be found through the Center for Catholic Bioethics here

Also, these recent articles highlight concerns regarding the vaccines:

Here is one that indicates fetal cell lines were involved in Pfizer testing:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fda-approves-emergency-use-of-pfizer-vaccine-tested-on-cell-line-of-aborted-baby

Severe complications with Pfizer vaccine:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-pfizer-vp-no-need-for-vaccines-the-pandemic-is-effectively-over

Ref: The Hill, Morgan Chalfant “Trump promises speedy vaccine” 16 Oct 2020

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