Fact check: Robert Malone is a fraud and is not the inventor of mRNA technology
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The New York Times claims that Robert Malone, the outspoken critic of the mRNA vaccines, is a ‘Covid misinformation star’ and did not invent the mRNA technology that is used in the mRNA vaccines.
WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS
Dr. Robert Malone says he helped invent mRNA vaccines and has been wronged for decades. Now he’s spreading unfounded claims about the vaccines and the virus.
….Dr. Malone also routinely sells himself on the shows as the inventor of mRNA vaccines, the technology used by Pfizer and Moderna for their Covid-19 shots, and says he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for their development. While he was involved in some early research into the technology, his role in its creation was minimal at best, say half a dozen Covid experts and researchers, including three who worked closely with Dr. Malone.
WHAT NATURE MAGAZINE SAYS
A quote from the very beginning of “The tangled history of mRNA vaccines” in Nature magazine, one of the premiere scientific journals, September 2021:
In late 1987, Robert Malone performed a landmark experiment. He mixed strands of messenger RNA with droplets of fat, to create a kind of molecular stew. Human cells bathed in this genetic gumbo absorbed the mRNA, and began producing proteins from it1.
Realizing that this discovery might have far-reaching potential in medicine, Malone, a graduate student at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, later jotted down some notes, which he signed and dated. If cells could create proteins from mRNA delivered into them, he wrote on 11 January 1988, it might be possible to “treat RNA as a drug”. Another member of the Salk lab signed the notes, too, for posterity. Later that year, Malone’s experiments showed that frog embryos absorbed such mRNA2. It was the first time anyone had used fatty droplets to ease mRNA’s passage into a living organism.
Those experiments were a stepping stone towards two of the most important and profitable vaccines in history: the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines given to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Global sales of these are expected to top US$50 billion in 2021 alone.
ROBERT MALONE’S PATENTS
Robert Malone is named on nine of the important mRNA vaccine patents; his webpage contains his Curriculum Vitae listing the patents for which he is named:
Here is the patent showing that he did indeed invent the very idea of an mRNA vaccine:
Here are the two earliest studies I can find dealing with mRNA transfection; note that the lead author is Robert Malone:
Malone, R. W. mRNA transfection of cultured eukaryotic cells and embryos using cationic liposomes Focus 11, 61–66 (1989). Google Scholar
A kind commenter also alerted me to this study which talks about the development of mRNA technology.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8001631/ from which I quote:
In animals, the first data of the use of successful in vitro transcribed (IVT) mRNA was reported in 1990, while reporter mRNAs were administered into in vivo mice model, and subsequently, protein expression was identified .
The reference at the bottom is to this article:
5. Wolff J.A., Malone R.W., Williams P., Chong W., Acsadi G., Jani A., Agnes F., Philip L. Direct gene transfer into mouse muscle in vivo. Science (80-) 1990;247:1465–1468. doi: 10.1126/science.1690918.
Malone R.W. is Robert Malone.
Robert Malone’s scientific expertise and right to speak to these questions is well established. The New York Times is lying through its back teeth to discredit a man whose credentials are truly excellent to speak to the issue of mRNA vaccine safety.
Furthermore, they disseminate misinformation about Ivermectin in their article about Malone, for which there is good evidence that it is useful for treating Covid infections.
Here are some links to some of Robert Malone’s articles on substack.
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