The inventor of mRNA vaccines said ‘the government is not being transparent about the risks’ of the COVID-19 vaccine after YouTube deleted a video where he discussed potential risks for young adults and teens.
Dr. Robert Malone, who invented the mRNA technology that’s now being used in the COVID-19 vaccine, told Fox’s Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night that there isn’t enough data about the risks for these age groups and doesn’t believe they should be forced to get vaccinated.
‘I don’t think the benefits outweigh the risks in that cohort,’ said Malone, referring to people in the 18 to 22 age bracket, ‘but unfortunately the risk-benefit analysis is not being done.’
‘My concern is I know there are risks but we don’t have access to the data,’ Malone said. ‘And so, I am of the opinion that people have the right to decide whether to accept vaccines or not, especially since these are experimental vaccines.’
Malone shared his concerns the same day that an advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there is a ‘likely link’ between rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults and the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use mRNA technology, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses the more traditional virus-based technology.