“Although the Air Force is aware of the link to fetal cell tissue because of the ongoing litigation, they are pushing out official policy guidance that is inaccurate and misleading.”
The Air Force is pushing an alternative COVID-19 vaccine that used human fetal cells in its testing phase on airmen seeking religious exemptions from the service’s vaccine mandate, according to an attorney for the religious objectors.
On July 15, the Air Force issued a background paper on the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. “Pre-clinical work from Novavax compared the structure of its vaccine spike protein to existing literature where the spike protein was produced from fetal cells by non-Novavax researchers,” the paper noted. File BBP on Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine_cao 15 Jul 22.pdf
The paper was issuedjust a day after U.S. District Court Judge Matthew McFarland of the Southern District of Ohio granted a 14-day injunction against the Air Force’s vaccine mandate on airmen seeking religious exemptions in the case of Doster v. Kendall. The injunction gave the government seven days to explain “why this Court should not grant a class-wide preliminary injunction,” according to the court order.
A week after the temporary injunction was granted, the Air Force told the court that airmen objecting to mRNA vaccines on the basis of their use of human fetal cells could now receive the Novavax vaccine, which had been granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a day before the judge granted the temporary injunction. more here