Persistent post-bite shingles, also known as herpes zoster, an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, was associated with the presence of COVID-19 surge spike protein in the affected skin. As explained by the authors:2
“Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, a large number of cutaneous side effects after vaccination have been documented worldwide. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation was reported to be the most common skin reaction in men following administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, specifically BNT162b2.
A patient who had skin lesions persisting for more than 3 months following BNT162b2 vaccination for … was evaluated for VZV virus and any involvement of the vaccine-derived spike protein … Strikingly, the vaccine-encoded spike protein of the COVID-19 virus was expressed in the vesicular keratinocytes and endothelial cells in the dermis.”
Researchers speculate that the COVID vaccine may trigger persistent reactivation of shingles by “interfering with the immune system.” How your immune system is disrupted by the COVID vaccines is the subject of MIT researcher Stephanie Seneff’s article3 “Innate Immune Suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations: The Role of G-quadruplexes, Exosomes and MicroRNAs,” co-authored with dr Peter McCullough, Greg Nigh, and Anthony Kyriakopoulos.
In it, they describe how the COVID vaccines suppress your innate immune system by inhibiting the type 1 interferon pathway, which is the first response to all viral infections.