FETAL CELL LINES – Actions and Intentions


Is the public aware or unaware that all the currently authorised COVID-19 vaccines are developed from fetal cell lines derived from the tissue of aborted fetuses?  This is confirmed by scientists and researchers as ‘standard  procedure in vaccine research’ with multiple papers published online as early as May 2020.


Leaked internal Pfizer emails released by Whistleblower Melissa Strickler, indicate Pfizer’s intent to hide vaccine information from the public, sparking international debate. The emails, admitting the use of fetal cell lines in vaccines (originally derived from tissues harvested from clinical abortions) is information likely to have generated negative public response, potentially impacting upon the Covid vaccine programme… one of many potential reasons for secrecy.

The fetal cell line referred to in the Pfizer emails (HEK293T) is one of the major cell lines in use in vaccine development and was obtained from the kidney cells of a female fetus aborted in 1973. 

  • An email by Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research, Vanessa Gelman, states “we want to avoid having the information on fetal cells floating out there … The risk of communicating this right now outweighs any potential benefit we could see, particularly with general members of the public who may take this information and use it in ways we may not want out there.”
  •  An email to Advait Badkar, senior Director of the Novel Delivery Technologies group within Pfizer’s Bio-therapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences organization stated: “One or more cell lines with an origin that can be traced back to human fetal tissue has been used in laboratory tests associated with the vaccine program.” warning that, “We have been trying as much as possible to not mention the fetal cell lines.”


To be clear, fetal cell lines are cells grown in a laboratory, cultivated from tissues harvested from clinical abortions. Current fetal cell lines all descend from cells taken from the tissues of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s, they are thousands of generations removed from the original laboratory procedures and no longer contain fetal tissue, other than at the bio-molecular level.

The first cells were taken from the fetal kidney tissue of an aborted fetus in January 1973 in the Netherlands by Frank Graham, a young Canadian working in the laboratory of Professor Alex van der Eb, a Dutch molecular biologist and virologist.  Normally, a cell has a finite number of divisions but Graham managed to modify these cells so that they divide ad infinitum.

‘Immortalized cell lines’ are established by culturing fetal cells in such a way that they continue growing and multiplying in laboratory dishes indefinitely.  The cells from 1970s and 1980s aborted tissue have multiplied over four or five decades, creating specific fetal cell lines, propagated and kept frozen they are still used today. Viruses grown in fetal cells are then harvested, the resulting cells are very easy to work with and have become the workhorses of cellular biology used in the development of drugs and vaccines. Cell lines age and can only be replicated so many times, these are over 60 years old, therefore new cell lines are being developed. In 2015, China developed another fetal cell line, the WalVax-2 strain.


  • HEK stands for “human embryonic kidney cells’ the HEK293 cell line was derived from the 293rd experiment in 1973.
  • HEK293T cell line is derived from the retinal tissue of an 18-week-old fetus aborted in 1985.
  •  WI-38 cells were derived by Leonard Hayflick, in 1962, from the lung of a 3-month female fetus .The initials WI refer to the Wistar Institute, a body of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the number 38 to the fetus from which the cells were obtained.
  •  MRC-5 cells were obtained in 1966 from the lungs of a 14-week male fetus. The initials MRC indicate Medical Research Council, a body from London.”

The WI-38 and MRC-5 cell lines contain human diploid cells which were originally prepared from tissues of aborted fetuses in 1964 and 1970  are used for the preparation of vaccines based on live attenuated (weakened) virus.  The WI-38 line, a diploid human cell line is composed of fibroblasts derived from lung tissue of a 3-month-gestation female fetus. (Fibroblasts are the most common type of cell found in connective tissue.) The fetus came from the elective abortion of a Swedish woman in 1962, and was used without her knowledge or permission.

  • Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines used fetal cell line HEK 293 during the research and development phase.
  • Moderna also used HEK293T cells in their proof-of-concept tests to see if the genetic instructions contained in these vaccines would be effectively taken up and produce the required spike protein
  • Johnson and Johnson used both the PER.C6 cell line and the HEK293T cell line, to produce and assay their Janssen adenovirus vaccine.
  • CanSino Biologics and Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V approved vaccine) use HEK293 cell line.
  • AstraZeneca used the HEK293T cells line, as did CanSino Biologics and Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V vaccine) whose vaccines have been approved.


Vaccine technology raises tremendous ethical, moral, and health concerns, not least  for parents. In the 1960s monkey kidney cells were being used to make the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines however SV40 (simian monkey virus) was discovered in the monkey kidney cells, Tens of millions of American and British children were exposed to the contaminated polio vaccine before the WI-38 human cell line was subsequently used. In the late 1960s, there was concern that a vaccine using human cells could be contaminated with other pathogens and today numerous virologists, molecular biologists and other health care professionals continue to voice concerns about the potential risks of the use of aborted fetal cells.

In January 2018 Professor Stanley Alan Plotkin, Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University, referred to as ‘the godfather of vaccine’ was subpoenaed to testify in a divorce case where the parents disagreed about vaccination. Plotkin, who worked on developing the rubella vaccine grown on aborted fetal tissue, explained how co-workers harvested the tissues from aborted fetuses, dissected and cultured them; 76 aborted fetuses were studied in order to find one whose cells could be used to make the vaccine. Fetus parts used were from the pituitary gland, skin, kidney, spleen, heart, and tongue.

Professor Plotkin confirmed that todays vaccines for minors contain the following:

  • Monkey kidney cells in polio vaccine
  • Contaminated vaccine/monkey virus (SIMEON VIRUS40)
  • Pig virus in Rotavirus vaccine
  • Blood serum from calves /calf serum
  • Guinea pig culture in Varicella vaccine (chickenpox)
  • Cow’s milk
  • Egg protein in Influenza vaccine
  • Gelatin from pigs
  • Human albumen
  • MRC5 Human diploid (fibroblast cells from fetal tissue)
  • (Varicella, Rubella, HepA)
  • Human W813 (human lung fibroblast)
  • (MMR   MMRV   WI-38 vaccines)

Some live virus vaccines contain human DNA fragments, these include  measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, shingles, rotavirus, adenovirus and rabies, possible consequences of their use are unknown. According to Plotkin, injecting intact DNA is theoretically problematic which is why they fragmented it. Intact human DNA was recently discovered in a vaccine by Corveleva, an independent lab that has been analyzing vaccine contents. DNA can be a concern related to vaccines in two ways — because it is the vaccine’s active ingredient, such as in adenovirus-based vaccines, or as a manufacturing byproduct following growth of vaccine virus in human fetal cells.

Greater transparency is needed and surely we have a right to know what is in vaccines in order to make a decision. Long term effects of vaccines are not part of clinical trials and are not required under current legislation. Section 13 of each vaccine package insert is a disclaimer stating that the vaccine has not been studied to determine if the vaccine can cause genetic mutations, cancer, or impaired fertility. Complacency and misplaced trust is a dereliction of the individual responsibility each of us carry as global citizens.  Confronting the well meaning actions of those entrusted with our care or the smug arrogance of those who believe they know more than they do, requires courage. Safeguarding health is a noble endeavour dependent upon vigilance and compliance with the highest ethics to avoid complacency or the hypocrisy of false refuges which would  ultimately incur a cost too great to bear.

“OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER”                                                                                       Martin Luther King









Dr David Martin is Chairman of EMCAM Risk management, Underwriters of the world’s intangible assets in 168 countries, track and  trace Patent applications, Federal grants and government e records around the world, to monitor financial and corporate responsibility. Dr Martin has shared US  Patent records with the scientific community, recording the twenty year history leading up to Covid-19. This is a long video, if even part of it is true there are profound implications. Key points are below.  See video  

September 2000 – EMCAM was part of the investigation into the origins of the anthrax outbreak in the US and the unusual behaviour around ciprofloxacin, the drug manufactured by Bayers one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, used as a potential treatment for anthrax. In the Fall 0f 2001 EMCAM began monitoring an enormous number of bacterial pathogens being patented through government agencies NIH, NIAID, AMRAD (US Armed Services Infectious Disease Programme) and other international agencies who collaborated with them. There were concerns that corona virus was being seen not only as a potential manipulable agent for use as a vaccine vector but was also clearly being considered as a biological weapon candidate.

The US Patent Office is responsible for safe-guarding intellectual property to inventors and businesses, providing a verifiable public record. Documentation in the records of Spring 2020, show 120 pieces of evidence proving a programme of research and development into Corona Virus existing over more than 20 years. Records show that the reported gene sequence stated as ‘novel’ is not in fact new at all, for the Corona virus is not new to the human condition and has for a long time been part of the sequence of proteins that circulate, associated with the common cold. Records also show that SARS, the viral respiratory disease caused by the corona virus is not a natural progression of a zoonotic modification of a corona virus,  in other words it was made in the laboratory.

In 1984, Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The malleability of Corona virus was found to be a potential candidate for HIV vaccines.

  • 1999, Fauci funded the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill laboratory research programme, creating a NIAID built infectious replication of defective corona virus, specifically targeted for human lung epithelia.
  • January 28th, 2000 – US Patent 6372224 was the first vaccine application for Corona virus, made by Pfizer specifically for the S Spike protein. This was a Spike protein vaccine for a canine. (Ralph Berrick Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill worked on 2 target candidates, rabbits and canines.)
  • April 19th 2002 – US Patent Application 7279327 clearly lays out very specific gene sequencing, demonstrating that we knew that the ACE 2 Receptor, the ACE 2 binding Domain, the S1 Spike Protein and other elements of what we have come to know as Covid -19 was not only engineered in the laboratory but could be ‘synthetically modified using gene sequencing technologies, taking computer code and turning it into a pathogen or an intermediary of a pathogen.’  Gene technology to harness corona virus as a VECTOR to distribute HIV vaccine was funded exclusively in the early days.
  • April 2003 – Patent Application 7220852 filed by US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  The entire gene sequence of what became known as Sars Corona virus was filed under this application, justified by their PR team as “so that everyone would be free to research corona virus.”  This was disingenuous and a violation of US Code 35 Section 101 which states that ‘You cannot patent a naturally occurring substance’. The Patent Office rejected the application twice as un-patentable because the gene sequence was already in the public domain having already found 99.9% identity with the  existing corona virus recorded.
  • Patent 46592703P and Patent 776521  included and covered a series of derivative patents of multiple subject matter covering not only the gene sequence of Sars Corona virus but also of the means of detecting it using RTPCR, (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, the most sensitive technique for mRNA detection and quantitation currently available.)
  • Moderna received the spike protein sequence by phone from the vaccine research centre NIAID prior to the definition of the subclade . (a subclade is a  genetic subgrouping)
  • APRIL 2003Patent 7151163 was filed three days later by Sequoia Pharmaceuticals on anti viral agents, treatment and control of infections by corona virus.

THE QUESTION ARISES – HOW COULD THERE BE A TREATMENT FOR SOMETHING ONLY INVENTED 3 DAYS EARLIER?  Answer: The Sequoia Pharmaceuticals patent was issued and published before the initial CDC Patent number 7220852 on corona virus was approved. Patent Office records  available in the public archive office, show that after the initial  CDC Patent was rejected twice, an Appeal fine was paid the Patent Office to keep this information private, patent approval was not given until 2006/7.

‘If you own the patent of the gene itself and you own the patent on its detection you have a cunning advantage of being able to control 100% of the provenance of not only the virus itself but also of its detection: You have entire scientific and message control.’ 


The RICO Act is a United States federal law defining criminal conspiracy, racketeering  and collusion. Rico provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization, causing some to query the  possibility of a future RICO action. ‘This is the very definition of criminal conspiracy, racketeering and collusion – it is evidence. The degree to which that information could have been known to anyone  except for  insider information is zero, not physically possible. You cannot have information in the future informing something which does not yet exist.’

5TH June 2008  –  DARPA  the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, actively took an interest in corona virus as a biological weapon.

  •  5th June 2008- Ablynx (now a part of Sanofi a French multinational pharmaceutical company) filed a specific number of patents in sequence for the novel feature of the SARS COV 2 virus. They specifically targeted what was called the Polybasic cleavage site, for SARS COV, the novel spike protein and the ACE 2 receptor binding domain allegedly novel to SARS COV 2 .
  •  May 2014 – The part of the NIAID headed by Fauci, awarded a $3.4 million grant to the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance working in partnership with Wuhan bio security lab China. This was later withdrawn.
  • November  24  2015  – Patent application 9193780 was made after the ‘gain of function moratorium’ of 2014 when funding was paused due to concerns by leading scientists regarding unacceptable risks of creating a pandemic.

Moderna then began negotiating with Arbutis Pharmaceuticals and Acuitas, two Canadian companies who owned the patent on the lipid nanoparticle required to deliver the injection of the mrna fragment.

  • November 2015 Moderna entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with Chapel Hill North Carolina University with respect of using the lipid nanoparticle to facilitate delivery of the spike protein. A potential candidate vaccine before a pathogen release had supposedly occurred.
  • 2016  Ralph Berrick published his paper stating that SARS Corona Virus was poised for human emergence, stating in a speech  ‘You can make a lot of money with this’.
  • 2016/17/19 – A  series of patents all covering not only the rna strands but sub components of gene strands, were all issued to Ablynx and Sanofi.

The Bidol Rights Act states that if the US government has paid for research it is entitled to benefit from the research as their right or at their whim. So why in 2017/2018 does NIAID  have to take ownership of the patent that they already have rights to and file a certificate of ownership? Perhaps due to the complexity of 73 Patent applications which existed by 2016 from multi national pharmaceutical companies, morphing and vying for commercial exploitation.

Sequoia Pharmaceuticals  is engaged in the discovery and development of antiviral therapeutics, focusing on combating drug-resistant viruses and Ablynx Pharmaceuticals is engaged in the discovery and development of nano-bodies. Ablynx is a subsidiary of Sanofi the fifth largest  pharmaceutical company in the world.



  • 2018 – Patent 7279327 on the recombitant nature of lung targeted corona virus was transferred from the University of N Carolina to NIH, the US National Institute of Health.
  • March 2019 – Moderna  suddenly revitalised and amended 4 failed Patent filings to specifically make reference to ‘a deliberate or accidental release of corona virus’  to begin the process of vaccine development.
  • November 2019 – University of Carolina and Moderna began the sequencing of a spike protein on the single patent required to develop the Vaccine Research mandate.
  • August 2020 – Funding of  $7.5 million was reinstated for Echo Health Alliance with  stringent precautions. Peter Dazsak, the Chairman stated “we have an ongoing collaboration, we have data that we’ve gathered over 15 years of working in China — 5 years under a previous grant from the NIH — which haven’t been published yet”

Peter Dazsak was also part of the World Health Organisation team investigating the source of the Covid-19 outbreak. He is  quoted in 2015  We need to increase public understanding of the need for medical counter measures such as a pan corona virus vaccine..a key driver is the media and the economics will follow the hype. We need to use that hype to our advantage to get to the real issues- investors who will respond if they see profit at the end of the process”

The old adage comes to mind



Listen to: ‘Wake up Ye Sleepers’ – Clann Destiny Macwestie


See also:

Censorship- Silencing the Covid Whistle Blowers

Covid Vaccine – A ‘Clever Trick’?