Here is the link from the Salk Institute.
Wow! Where did you find that? It looks so familiar . . . oh yeah, I've already provided you with that link. That kinda tells me that you didn't read it, or you did read it but forgot that you did. Either way . . .
From "your" link
In the new study, the researchers created a “pseudovirus” that was surrounded by SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins, but did not contain any actual virus. Exposure to this pseudovirus resulted in damage to the lungs and arteries of an animal model—proving that the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls.
The team then replicated this process in the lab, exposing healthy endothelial cells (which line arteries) to the spike protein. They showed that the spike protein damaged the cells by binding ACE2. This binding disrupted ACE2’s molecular signaling to mitochondria (organelles that generate energy for cells), causing the mitochondria to become damaged and fragmented.
Previous studies have shown a similar effect when cells were exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but this is the first study to show that the damage occurs when cells are exposed to the spike protein on its own.
You are flipping out about getting a few engineered spike proteins
A few, you say? Well how many is a few. Let's compare notes on this one. What have you heard?
You are free to disregard VAERS data out of hand. Others are not so inclined, especially in light of what the Salk Institute has said about what the spike-protein does when it enters your body system.