jwray

Dropped out of PhD in Computer Science in Machine Learning to go work for Google in LA, then a startup, then my own business. Obsessed with finance and video games.

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Is there any plausible mechanisms for why taking an mRNA vaccine might be undesirable for a young healthy adult?

I thought of a second potential problem in my layman armchair.  Every cell that a virus infects, it kills (when the cell dies, the new viruses pop out).  But what if the mRNA for a single protein just messes up a cell, without killing it?   Possibly worse than just killing it.

Is there any plausible mechanisms for why taking an mRNA vaccine might be undesirable for a young healthy adult?

The mRNA tricks your cells into making a spike protein

The alternative is the live adenovirus vector, which tricks your cells into making a spike protein PLUS all the other proteins that make up the adenovirus.

So it seems like the former probably can't be any worse unless it "infects" different types of cells.