Since I do not trust Twitter to survive, or even to not start disappearing tweets, I’m going to move some of the bookmarked tweets and helpful links I’ve collected bit by bit, attempting some semblance of order (wish me luck on that) so I can find them when I need them, and they can be used by others. I’m always open to suggestions from reliable sources, too, so if at any point you think a study or an article from a reputable source that should be preserved or shared, put it in a comment, and I’ll be happy to read it/add it to a post.
My pinned tweet from December 9, 2021, got a lot of angry responses from anti-vaxers, so I know it was good!
“It’s amazing how many people think that needing more vaccines is a failure of the vaccine, rather than the success of the virus mutating in unvaccinated hosts.”
A simple explanation of what viruses are and how they work from National Geographic: https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/viruses
Course Hero explains viral replication: https://www.coursehero.com/study-guides/boundless-microbiology/viral-replication/
Medical Net explains viral replication: https://www.news-medical.net/health/How-does-Viral-Replication-Work.aspx
Texas Gateway explains viral replication: https://www.texasgateway.org/resource/virus-reproduction
Nature explains SARS-CoV2 viral replication: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-020-00468-6
How SARS-CoV2 infects cells: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02039-y?s=09
Why vaccines won’t produce worse variants: https://www.science.org/content/blog-post/vaccines-will-not-produce-worse-variants?s=09
On the evolution of new variants of SARS-CoV2: https://www.science.org/content/article/new-sars-cov-2-variants-have-changed-pandemic-what-will-virus-do-next?s=09#.YaOtiLU95dg.twitter
How infections, not vaccines, drive viral mutation: https://theconversation.com/massive-numbers-of-new-covid-19-infections-not-vaccines-are-the-main-driver-of-new-coronavirus-variants-166882
A video from Vaccine Makers Project on how viruses reproduce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHrph7zDLw
How prolonged infections drive mutations: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01613-2
These are the ones I bookmarked, there may be more I liked and shared, but didn’t put in the thread or my bookmarks. If you know of anything that helps explain why vaccines don’t cause viral mutations, especially simply written ones that laypeople could understand, drop me a line. If you don’t, I hope you can get something out of these links!