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OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — The presence of Polyomavirus Simian Virus 40 (SV40), which is a monkey-linked DNA sequence known to cause cancer when it was used in old polio vaccines, has been confirmed by Health Canada to be present in the Pfizer COVID shot, a fact that was not disclosed by the vaccine maker to officials.

As first reported by The Epoch Times last week, there is still ongoing debate among scientists regarding the findings, with some reporting SV40 poses a cancer risk and was hidden on purpose while others say it is nothing to worry about.

As per an email that was sent to The Epoch Times, Health Canada said it “expects sponsors to identify any biologically functional DNA sequences within a plasmid (such as an SV40 enhancer) at the time of submission.”

“Although the full DNA sequence of the Pfizer plasmid was provided at the time of initial filing, the sponsor did not specifically identify the SV40 sequence,” Health Canada added.

Health Canada noted that Kevin McKernan, a microbiologist and former researcher and team leader for the MIT Human Genome project, and Dr. Phillip J. Buckhaults, who is a professor of cancer genomics as well as the director of the Cancer Genetics Lab at the University of South Carolina, had raised in a public manner earlier this year how SV40 was present in the jabs.

After this, Health Canada noted, it was “possible for Health Canada to confirm the presence of the enhancer based on the plasmid DNA sequence submitted by Pfizer against the published SV40 enhancer sequence.”

SV40 is used to enhance gene transcription when the shots are made.

According to McKernan, he noted in correspondence to The Epoch Times, that Pfizer did not let it be known of SV40 being in the COVID shots given its cancer link when it was used in polio vaccines decades ago.

McKernan shared his concerns about SV40 but did say there is no straightforward evidence yet if it is a full-blown carcinogenic. He did warn the public that SV40 promoters are still a concern due to the risk of them “integrating into the human genomes near oncogenes, which are genes that have the potential to cause cancer,” as noted by The Epoch Times.

According to Buckhaults, “People have a right to have their concerns taken seriously and addressed by competent, caring scientists, even if their concerns end up being invalidated. We should look for monsters under the bed and report results honestly.”

Health Canada spokesperson Mark Johnson, as noted by The Epoch Times, said the current data available regarding SV40 does not connect it to so-called “turbo cancers” linked with the COVID shot.

Dr. Joseph Mercola in an opinion piece posted to LifeSiteNews in June mentioned a discussion about COVID jab contamination between Dr. Steven E. Greer and McKernan, along with Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi.

According to McKernan’s team, SV40 DNA contamination was found in both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA shots, with the findings posted on OSF Preprints in early April 2023.

Greer noted, as observed by Mercola, that “governments and drug companies ‘have misled the world to a far greater extent than previously known.’ If these findings are correct, it would also mean that ‘the so-called ‘vaccines’ are actually altering the human genome and causing permanent production of the deadly spike protein,’ and this internal production of spike protein would, in turn, ‘trigger the immune system to attack its own cells.’”

Mercola wrote that as for SV40 showing up in the COVID shots, “it appears to be related to poor quality control during the manufacturing process, although it’s unclear where in the development SV40 might have sneaked in.”

“Quality control deficiencies may also be responsible for the high rate of anaphylactic reactions we’ve been seeing,” Mercola noted.

Last month, Health Canada approved a revised Moderna mRNA-based COVID shot despite research showing that 1 in 35 recipients of the booster have myocardial damage.

There is mounting evidence concerning the adverse effects they cause in many who have taken the COVID shots, including kids.

For example, a recent study done by researchers with Canada-based Correlation Research in the Public Interest showed that 17 countries have found a “definite causal link” between peaks in all-cause mortality and the fast rollouts of the COVID shots as well as boosters.

SV40 was ‘hidden’ from regulators by vaccine makers, doctor says

According to Dr. Janci Lindsay, who works as the director of toxicology and molecular biology for Toxicology Support Services, Pfizer did not disclose the presence of SV40 “promoters” to both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as the European Medicines Agency.

She said, as reported in The Epoch Times, the drug company “hid them.”

“So it’s not just the fact that they’re there, it’s the fact that they were purposefully hidden from the regulators,” she noted.

Lindsay explained that the full SV40 virus is not present in the COVID shots, but a nuclear localization sequence is.

She said that SV40 promoters were integrated into the “human genome – in a process known as insertional mutagenesis – that would then result in gene mutations that could cause cancers.”

Lindsay also said SV40 will “sit down anywhere” as it is a strong promoter.

As for Health Canada, it maintains that when it comes to the COVID shots, it has “concluded that the risk/benefit profile continues to support the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.”

“Health Canada does not rely on the conclusions provided by vaccine manufacturers. Health Canada conducts an in-depth, independent review of the required evidence provided by the manufacturer to ensure that our high standards for safety, efficacy and quality are met,” the agency noted.

Buckhaults noted, as per The Epoch Times report, that the SV40 “sequence in the vaccine is NOT the cancer-causing SV40 large T antigen, which would be a very significant cancer risk.

He said that the SV40 enhancer is a “standard bit of molecular biology engineering to achieve high level expression of the Neo resistance marker” that has been used “for decades.”

He did state that the small DNA pieces of SV40 still have a “non-zero future cancer risk, same as all the other DNA sequences.”

“Concern among regulators is appropriate, but panic among the public is not appropriate (and indeed harmful),” he noted.

What is SV40 and why was it in the shots?

SV40 in vaccines has been linked to the spread of turbo cancers in those who have been exposed to the virus via contaminated injections. According to a 2002 study published in the Lancet, there is evidence that links the older polio vaccines, which were filed with SV40 contaminants, to certain forms of cancer.

Polio vaccines from the late 1950s to the early 1960s were all contaminated with SV40, after it was discovered that the virus was present in the monkey kidney cells, which vaccine makers used to grow the shots.

The authors of the 2002 study claim that the SV40-contaminated polio vaccine may have caused up to half of the 55,000 cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosed each year.

SV40, or the simian (monkey) virus as it is also known, according to Dr. Maurice Hilleman, who is a late vaccine developer, was put in the polio vaccine and then put into wide circulation by Merck inadvertently.

It has never been clear, as noted by Mercola, whether SV40 has been completely removed from polio vaccines since, however, it is known that contaminated jabs were in circulation in Italy as late as 1999.

The Lancet book review titled “The Virus and the Vaccine: The True Story of a Cancer-Causing Money Virus, Contaminated Polio Vaccine and the Millions of Americans Exposed” goes over SV40’s link to cancer in detail.

An expert from the book reads, “By 1960, scientists and vaccine manufacturers knew that monkey kidneys were sewers of simian viruses. Such contamination often spoiled cultures, including those of an NIH researcher named Bernice Eddy, who worked on vaccine safety… Her discovery… threatened one of the USA’s most important public-health programs.”

“Eddy tried to get word out to colleagues but was muzzled and stripped of her vaccine regulatory duties and her laboratory… [Two] Merck researchers, Ben Sweet and Maurice Hilleman, soon identified the rhesus virus later named SV40 – the carcinogenic agent that had eluded Eddy,” the book reads.

By 1963, U.S. health authorities switched to African green monkeys, which do not naturally carry SV40 to make polio shots.

Adverse effects from COVID shots on the rise in Canada

Adverse effects from the first round of COVID shots have resulted in a growing number of Canadians who have filed for financial compensation over alleged injuries from the jabs, via Canada’s Vaccine Injury Program (VISP).

Thus far, some VISP has already paid over $6 million to those injured by COVID injections, with some 2,000 claims remaining to be settled.

Despite the health risks associated with the COVID shots, governments across Canada all enacted strict rules, including workplace jab mandates.

As a result, many Canadians who chose not to get the shots lost their job. However, many of them are fighting back.

Last week, LifeSiteNews reported on how over 700 vaccine-free Canadians negatively affected by federal COVID jab dictates have banded together to file a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.