Research Perspectives:

Cell fusion as a link between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, COVID-19 complications, and vaccine side effects

Yuri Lazebnik _

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Oncotarget. 2021; 12:2476-2488. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.28088

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Yuri Lazebnik1

1 Lerna Consulting, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

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Yuri Lazebnik, email: [email protected]

Keywords: cell fusion; thrombosis; neuropathy; cancer; vaccines

Received: September 07, 2021     Accepted: September 24, 2021     Published: December 07, 2021

Copyright: © 2021 Lazebnik. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


A distinctive feature of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is its ability to efficiently fuse cells, thus producing syncytia found in COVID-19 patients. This commentary proposes how this ability enables spike to cause COVID-19 complications as well as side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, and suggests how these effects can be prevented.

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