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This "vaccine" is not a vaccine, it is genetic engineering. There is no weak or dead virus, but genetic instructions. Change my mind.

@georgedonnelly Since they don't incorporate into the genome, they do not "engineer" anything. They do more or less what viruses do--hijack the body's protein making machinery--except with the goal of making virus-like proteins that will trigger the immune system. Unlike an actual virus, they don't replicate. Instead, they eventually degrade, along with the proteins they cause to be made.

@billblake2018 I suppose it is not genetic but there definitely is some engineering happening here, since it is not a weak or dead virus.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

@georgedonnelly Well, I got halfway there. :)

Anyway, by those lights, viruses also engineer.

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