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Half a million sharks may be killed in effort to make COVID-19 vaccine

Half a million sharks may be killed in effort to make COVID-19 vaccine

Conservationists have warned that half a million sharks could be killed for their natural oil to produce COVID-19 vaccines. One of the ingredient used in some of these vaccine candidates is squalene - a natural oil made in the liver of sharks. Squalene helps increase the effectiveness of a vaccine by creating a stronger immune response. Around 3,000 sharks are needed to extract 1 ton of squalene.

Watcher 0 months

How about people get off their butts and boost their immune system through exercise and a good healthy diet. Amazes me how 'experts' don't seem to talk about our natural immune system and how it works and what we can do to boost it ourselves

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 0 months

Time to commit genocide against sharks to create a vaccine for a virus that has 99% chance of not killing you. Good job liberals, at least you saved grandma.

6Million$Mansplainer 0 months

I say, save the shark essence for a vaccine that is really needed, not the rona.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 0 months

I wonder where all the environmentalists and animal rights groups are going to stand on this one.

Josh 0 months

I'm willing to make that sacrifice...

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 0 months

And they can't synthesize this in a lab? Sheesh, it's just the coof people.

Maxim 0 months

Yes, let's exterminate all the sharks for a 99% recovery rate virus, so ppl can keep eating big Macs...

Jeff 0 months

I knew it, covid has been the doing of orcas this entire time and they knew sharks were the key to the vaccine...think about. They got us back for sea world and they take out their enemy. 🐳< < Pretend th't's the correct whale

Dave 0 months

It might seem counter intuitive, but this could actually boost the population of sharks. If they are needed for vaccines, they could be bred into massive populations and protected by governments. Of course over years this would probably result in domesticated sharks with giant livers, tiny teeth and barely able to swim. Like we did to chickens and pigs.

Karl S
Karl S 0 months

Just more click-bait. "May" and "could have" but ZERO actual counts or evidence.

sanderson 0 months

Did I misread the synopsis? Around 3000 sharks are needed..where’s the half million coming from? Those numbers are vastly different.. seems like another round of sensationalism vs facts.

Dan 0 months

They put squalene in the Anthrax shots and thousands of veterans are still suffering from it.

Jim 0 months

Ok counting down to the ‘sharks were here first’ crowd 10.9,8,7,6 ........

Unity.Nat 0 months

I don't think we should just kill an Animal into exinction because of some virus.

MrVairhein 0 months

Whelp 500,000 sharks to save a few hundred thousand humans. Coming from team people id say its worth it

Donald 0 months

Disgusting..history will never forget this evil age of deception

Indo 0 months

Desperados why don't you come to your senses. You still wanna go on with such practices. You know what will occur subsequently don't you.

Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer 0 months

I’m fine with us thinning the herd and not making a vaccine. Everyone who was eating well and exercising got over COVID easily. Only the morbidly obese and elderly had problems.

OrKos world
OrKos world 0 months

There is no claim that sharks are the solution.

big zac
big zac 0 months

I say sharks are spooky as hell, stuff them they scary

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