By: Nina Žoher / Nova24tv
Slovenian scientist Dr Sašo Dolenc responded to the composition of sociologist and publicist Dr Tomaž Mastnak in Dnevnik, who in his article expressed the belief that very little is known about the nature, origin and consequences of covid-19, about the long-term consequences of the disease. The same, he said, applies to diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. According to him, there is no reliable information on how vaccines are effective against new versions of the virus. Because he even hinted that the vaccines were supposed to cause mutations in the virus, Dolenc described this as serious nonsense.
“Oh, oh, oh! No wonder people do not want to be vaccinated in a country where intellectuals with the highest academic titles think that way. Really amazing,” responded scientist Dr Sašo Dolenc, who in the past presented his vision of the problems with anti-vaccine mania in Slovenia, to a recent report of sociologist Tomaž Mastnak. Just before Slovenia’s independence, Mastnak insisted in the magazine Mladina that he did not want an independent Slovenia, saying who would even recognise us.
The vaccine manufacturer must demonstrate not only that the vaccine is working and safe, but also that it has good enough control over the quality of production
In his response, Dolenc emphasised in the introduction that vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are available in the European Union. “The EU has high standards for checking the effectiveness, safety and quality of medicines and vaccines. Any vaccine manufacturer can submit documentation for verification. This is not about monopolies,” he emphasised, explaining that the EMA has been testing the Russian vaccine Sputnik since the spring. “Once (if) it is approved; it will be available with us.” According to Dolenc, upon registration, the manufacturer must prove not only that the vaccine works and is safe, but also that it has good enough control over the quality of production (GMP standards…).
As Dolenc explains below, this means very accurate and complete documentation of development and production, which should not have any holes and nothing should be unclear. “Such strict rules and detailed inspections are based on past experience and are the basis for the safety of medicines.” He says that Russian vaccine manufacturers have not been able to demonstrate that the initial vaccine building block (the main cell bank) complies with the EU’s disease prevention regulation – the forms of side effects during trials are missing – it is not clear how they monitored the placebo group.
Anyone who opposes the profits of pharmaceutical corporations should be vaccinated with AstraZeneca
“AstraZeneca is sold at a non-profit price. It was developed at Oxford University and their condition was that the vaccine manufacturer should not profit with it. Therefore, it is available significantly cheaper than other vaccines. If anyone hates the profits of pharmaceutical corporations, they should be vaccinated with AstraZeneca,” the scientist advises, adding that because the vaccine is approved by EMA, it is also available in Slovenia. The vaccine is also produced in large quantities in India and is thus available cheaply there for the surrounding countries. “In fact, the technology of the AZ vaccine is more or less the same as the technology of the Russian Sputnik V,” Dolenc points out.
Dolenc says that he does not understand why anyone here would want to be vaccinated with a Russian or Chinese vaccine that has not yet been approved by the EMA, and not with the proven effective, safe and quality vaccines that are available for free to anyone who is at least 12 years old. “If someone does not trust the EU system so much (but trusts the Russians and the Chinese), he must make significantly more compelling arguments than the alleged conspiracy of the ruling political-business-media complex in the West.”
As Mastnak claimed that there was no reliable information on how effective the vaccines were against the new versions, Dolenc rejected this claim. He also described his hint that vaccines caused mutations in the virus as serious nonsense, because it really is serious nonsense. “Another addition for all those who want to take an ideological stand for vaccines: – AstraZeneca was developed in an academic environment (Oxford) and is sold non-profit at the production price, – Pfizer/BioNTech was developed in a company without state or public subsidies. The Moderna vaccine was developed in American state institutes and received very large American state subsidies for its production – many vaccine developers have not (yet) succeeded in making a vaccine effective enough to be put on the market,” he added.