Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals what would happen if you DRANK the Covid-19 vaccine as a substitute of injecting it – and the answer would possibly shock you
- What would happen if somebody drank a Covid-19 vaccine equivalent to Pfizer
- Science presenter Dr Karl Kruszelnicki answered the question on radio
- He informed Triple M’s The Danny Lakey Show abdomen acid would destroy it
By Michael Pickering For Daily Mail Australia
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Popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has revealed what would happen if an individual drank a Covid-19 vaccine as a substitute of injecting it into the arm.
Dr Karl, who’s dubbed ‘the individuals’s scientist’, revealed abdomen acid would seemingly destroy a Covid vaccine ingested by way of the mouth.
‘[The vaccine] is optimised to work by a tiny quantity of it being injected into the muscle after which numerous issues happen there,’ he defined throughout an interview on Triple M’s The Danny Lakey Show.
‘The vitamin is just not that a lot, it is lower than a mil, so I’m guessing on common, you might swallow it into your mouth, no worries, and it would go down into your esophagus, no worries.
‘In the abdomen, the intense acidity might very nicely break it down and destroy it.’
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki mentioned abdomen acid would seemingly destroy a Covid vaccine if swallowed
Dr Karl, 73, mentioned that whereas there are vaccines which are swallowed, together with for polio, the well being trade was shifting in the direction of vaccines administered by way of a twig.
‘We’re now shifting to vaccines that work the place the centre of all of the motion is, the lungs,’ he mentioned.
Host Lakey requested whether or not the vaccine would style like medication.
‘It’s solely a mil, half a mil, so it would rely on the person vaccine as a result of there’s so many,’ Dr Karl mentioned.
While a human being’s abdomen acid, enzymes and intestine micro organism typically kill vaccine antigens, ingestible vaccines for ailments equivalent to polio and rotavirus exist as a result of each of these are intestine pathogens.
Instructions on Covid-19 vaccines stress they need to be administered intramuscularly (above) and never swallowed
It comes after the beloved science boffin took to TikTok to share an essential message concerning the threat of dying from a Covid-19 vaccine in comparison with the illness itself.
‘One in 1,000,000 is the percentages of dying from the AstraZeneca vaccine,’ the knowledgeable mentioned.
The determine is taken from Therapeutic Goods Administration information, which reveals there have solely been 9 deaths linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine from greater than 9.6 million doses administered throughout Australia as of August 29.
The vaccine has been linked to extraordinarily uncommon blood clotting incidents however Dr Karl mentioned the danger of dying in a highway accident remains to be a lot larger at 40 deaths in 1,000,000.
He mentioned the possibility of dying from Covid-19 as soon as contaminated is 22,000 in 1,000,000, 550 occasions larger than the danger of being killed on Australia’s roads.
‘22,000 to 1. Those are actually good odds,’ Dr Karl mentioned. ‘That’s why I obtained vaccinated as quickly as potential – and so ought to you.’
During Melbourne’s Covid-19 second wave there have been 18,628 circumstances and 800 deaths because the virus ripped by means of Victoria’s unvaccinated inhabitants in late 2020, based on the state’s Department of Health.
Those figures equal a dying rate of 42,000 in 1,000,000.
There have solely been 9 deaths linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine from greater than 9.6 million doses administered throughout Australia as of August 29