There is no Secret Pfizer Document about the COVID-19 Vaccine, "Shedding," and Women.
Unfounded, mass uterine panic
The lie that people vaccinated against COVID-19 can affect non-vaccinated people with a uterus, either by causing menstrual irregularity or miscarriage, appears to be gaining steam. Schools and businesses are banning vaccinated people from the premises to “protect” their female staff.
This lie is persisting in part because of misinterpretation of the Pfizer study protocol. This is a smoking gun! It supposedly offers proof that Pfizer knew the vaccine could travel through the air. Someone told me HE HAD THE DOCUMENTS. He would share them with me.
He didn’t have to, I’ve seen them circulating with furious redlines beneath the supposedly gotcha sentences.
What is in fact being passed around is a section of the Pfizer vaccine protocol that doesn’t say anything about the vaccine harming anyone. It states what to do in case of inadvertent exposure to the vaccine during pregnancy or around conception for the purposes of safety reporting.
You can read the entire protocol yourself, all 146 pages here. It is not a secret. Like literally, Pfizer is not hiding it from anyone (and no, I am not getting any sweet Pfizer cash for writing this).
The section that has people almost frothing at the mouth is 8.3.5. Exposure During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding, and Occupational Exposure. This is the part of the study protocol that details what should happen with accidental exposure during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or exposure at work. All new drugs have sections like this in their protocols, so the existence of this is not clandestine or a sign that people at Pfizer knew something we, the public, did not.
Let’s take this bullet point, by bullet point.
Exposure During Pregnancy can happen one of three ways:
A female participant is found to be pregnant while receiving or after discontinuing study intervention.
This is straightforward, you got the shot and didn’t know you were pregnant or got pregnant shortly after. This needs to be reported and monitored.
A male participant who is receiving or has discontinued study intervention exposes a female partner prior to or around the time of conception.
This means a pregnancy that likely resulted from sperm from a vaccinated person. This doesn’t mean breathed on your sex partner, this means sperm. This pregnancy also needs to be reported and monitored.
A female is found to be pregnant while being exposed or having been exposed to study intervention due to environmental exposure. Examples of environmental exposure include a female family member or healthcare provider was exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact or a male family member or healthcare provider who has been exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact then exposes his female partner prior to or around the time of conception.
This means exposure to the vaccine in ways other than being vaccinated, for example a pregnant person or a male sex partner was exposed because a vial broke and either the contents were aerosolized and they breathed it in or it got on their skin. It’s a bit vague because weird shit happens in weird ways. This DOES NOT mean breathing on someone or acquisition by shedding after vaccination. The study intervention is the vaccine (defined on page 45 of the protocol), not the spike protein or anything else.
Also, if there were an issue with shedding concerning second-hand exposure wouldn’t be limited to sex that leads to conception. Section 5 of the study protocol spells out who can and can’t be in the study (inclusion/exclusion criteria, pages 41 and 42 ), and being around people with a uterus is not an exclusion criteria. If the investigators were concerned about damaging the uterus by shedding some kind of vaccine miasma, they wouldn’t allow people to be in general contact with others. They would also exclude having an already pregnant partner. But the only thing people have to prevent to be in the study is pregnancy, not a uterus being in the same room as a vaccinated person.
The investigators aren’t concerned about the spike protein created by the vaccine being shed as these proteins are not infectious particles. It is simply standard with new drugs to ask people to refrain from pregnancy (either from the egg side or the sperm side) until more is known. It’s a bit ironic that this specific safety measure has been distorted into something else.
I know that mRNA vaccines sound very new, which makes them seem scary, but in truth they have been around for a while. This links to a review article from 2018 detailing over a decade of research with this technology. In 2017 there were multiple studies using mRNA vaccines that had been completed or were ongoing, including HIV-1, rabies, and zika. If somehow this technology allowed for escape infections (for lack of a better word), we’d know.
This myth about the COVID-19 vaccine and “contagious by proxy” is likely here to stay. Lies about vaccines and fertility are common and they are sticky myths, something the malignant people churning them out know only too well. What I’m hoping is this post helps someone who feels anxious because of what they might have seen posted on social media or provides a resource for those trying to dispel fear.
The best hope in preventing, or slowing down the next lie is deplatforming those who are the vectors. One of the biggest COVID-19 charlatans in women’s health is Dr. Christiane Northrup, who was named by the Center for Confronting Digital Hate as one of the “disinformation dozen,” the 12 people who together produce 65 percent of all anti-COVID-19 vaccine social media shares. Northrup was just booted off Instagram, so getting her off Facebook is essential. She isn’t very active on Twitter, so that is less urgent right now.
I recognize that the people deep in the weeds will be hard to sway. The problem with conspiracy theories is reason doesn’t work to counter them. After all, common sense tells us this myth about the spike protein shedding and causing harm can’t be true. If the spike protein could be “spread” and could induce a response this way, it would also result in vaccinating these so-called affected and so we would only have to vaccinate one person in a household or place of business and then everyone else would be covered.
The persistence and the fervor in which this myth is being adopted makes me think of the Salem witch trials. This is mass hysteria by social media, and I do not use the term hysteria lightly. And no, the hysteria isn’t the women reporting menstrual irregularities post vaccine, rather the people spreading the lie that the vaccine can affect women through the ether. It’s this obsession with the uterus and fertility that makes me feel that this is the one true application of the term hysteria—an unfounded, mass panic about the uterus perpetuated by both women and men.
The problem with full transparency of documents is full transparency. I don’t mean that people shouldn’t see them, rather we must accept that people who have not read other similar documents can unwittingly and sometimes willfully misinterpret them to support their predefined conclusions. The documents currently being tortured are written to be read by people who read documents like this all the time. You have to read all 146 pages, not just take one paragraph out of context, and also understand the terminology. Even people who should have the background to interpret these kinds of documents correctly, like Dr. Christiane Northrup, seem to have a problem reading them properly.
The reality is if Pfizer had a secret about the vaccine that they wanted to hide and ALL of the investigators were in on it, THEY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY MADE THE DOCUMENTS SECRET. And yet, the PDF is there for all to see.
There are no hidden documents. The vaccinated can’t affect the unvaccinated by breathing or being in close contact. What Northrup and her ilk are doing is creating mass uterine panic, literal hysteria, for profit, and that is misogyny and it’s evil.