Τρίτη, 25 Αυγούστου 2020

Australia's faith leaders are split over the use of foetal cells in a coronavirus vaccine

ΣΧΟΛΙΟ ΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΟΥ : Στο μεταξύ οι πρώτες αντιδράσεις άρχισαν να εμφανίζονται στον διεθνή τύπο με κύριους πρωταγωνιστές τους Θρησκευτικούς θεσμούς, αρχής γενομένης από την Πολυθρησκευτική Αυστραλία.
Ο Καθολικός Αρχιεπίσκοπος του Σύδνεϋ Άντονι Φίσερ, ο Αγγλικανός Αρχιεπίσκοπος του Σύδνεϋ Γκλεν Ντέιβις και ο Έλληνας Ορθόδοξος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος έχουν γράψει στον Πρωθυπουργό της Αυστραλίας Σκοτ Μόρισον, προτρέποντάς τον να επανεξετάσει μια συμφωνία για την αγορά 25 εκατομμυρίων δόσεων του εμβολίου. Το βασικό τους επιχείρημα είναι ότι το εμβόλιο είναι "deeply immoral" δηλαδή βαθιά ανήθικο. Μέχρι στιγμής, αυτό μόνο φαίνεται να τους απασχολεί. Μόλις το ξεπεράσουν θα δώσουν τις ευλογίες τους σε τύπο “χαλάλ”, “Κοσέρ” και “ευλογημένο από τον Κύριο”, με το αζημίωτο βεβαίως και όλα θα είναι πάλι μια χαρά.
While some religious leaders in Australia have voiced ethical concerns over the potential Oxford vaccine, others say they are not worried.

Jewish, Hindu and Islamic leaders in Australia say they would welcome the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine if it is successful, despite other religious leaders raising ethical concerns over the use of cell lines from an electively aborted foetus.
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging him to reconsider a deal to purchase 25 million doses of the vaccine.

The letter, which was publicly released on Monday, described the harvesting of foetal tissue as "deeply immoral" and warned members of their leaders' congregations may decide to refuse the vaccine.

"People of faith and people of no faith would have concerns about the use of aborted tissue from a foetus," Archbishop Davies told SBS News on Tuesday.
"I will honour people for what decision they make, but I don't want them to make a decision ill-informed and unaware of the genesis of this vaccine."
But other senior religious leaders in Australia have told SBS News the risk to human life posed by the virus meant an effective vaccine would be welcomed.

"We are very much in favour of anything that can save human life, so we're looking forward very much to the development of a safe and reliable vaccine," Great Synagogue Chief Minister and Senior Rabbi Ben Elton said on Tuesday.

That view was echoed by Bilal Rauf, spokesperson for the Australian National Imams Council, who said: "At an Islamic principle level, the highest principle is the preservation of its life and its wellbeing".
President of the Hindu Council of Australia, Prakash Mehta, also said Hindus would have "no problem" welcoming the vaccine if development was successful.
Australia last week signed a letter of intent with developer AstraZeneca and Oxford University to purchase 25 million doses of the vaccine if trials proved successful, with the inoculation offered free to all Australians.
The vaccination uses HEK-293 cells, a strain originally derived from human kidney cells grown in an aborted foetus in 1973.
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher.
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher.
Australian National University researcher Gaetan Burgio said the use of cell lines from elective abortions has been part of a standard scientific process for more than 50 years.
"This cell line has been used to develop vaccines, for gene therapy and for research applications, as well. This is the most common cell line used in laboratories in the world," he told SBS News.
Deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth on Monday said he was aware of the concerns raised by some religious leaders, but assured the public there were strong regulations around the use of human cells.
"The reality for the vaccines is that they need cell cultures in order for us to grow them," he said. "Human cells are a really important part of their development."
A spokesperson for Mr Morrison's office also acknowledged the concerns, stating that the government was investing in alternative vaccines that do not contain foetal cell lines, including one being developed by the University of Queensland.
But, they said: "The government will always follow the medical advice and will be encouraging as widespread use of the vaccine or vaccines as is possible."


4 σχόλια:

ΑΡΡ. είπε...

Πάντως από θρησκευτικής πλευράς, τα καλύτερα ψευδαισθησιογόνα πωλούν οι αβρααμικοί μονοθεϊσμοί όπως και τα καλύτερα, από πολιτικής τοιαύτης, αι νεοταξικαί δημοκρατίαι. Ο αρωματικός καπνογόνος παράδεισος του Μάλμπορο.

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Το Βατικανό όμως δεν έχει καμία αντίρρηση και μάλιστα επίσημα δηλωμένη στην χρήση εμβρύων για τη παραγωγή εμβολίων.
Τα λεφτά είναι πολλά σε αυτή την νέα υπεραπάτη όλων των εποχών. Γιατροί και φαρμακευτικές εταιρείες παίζουν χοντρό παιχνίδι σε βάρος της ανθρωπότητας.
Θα το πληρώσουν όμως ακριβά. Να το θυμάστε αυτό. Το τέλος της VIRGIN θα έχουν και χειρότερο.


Χρήστος είπε...

Το τελευταίο διάστημα κάποιοι κληρικοί βγάζουν τα ράσα και ξαναγίνονται απλοί πολίτες ..τυχαίο δεν νομίζω;

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Τρείς μέρες αργότερα η ΕΛΑΣΥΝ γράφει:


Το ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ τι το ήθελαν οι ευλογημένοι!!!

Θερμός Αναγνώστης του Ζευ Ελαύνων.