COVID-19 Vaccine: are Post-Immunization Deaths and Adverse Reactions a Coincidence, or Could the Vaccine Be Riskier than Claimed?
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Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it
— Lloyd Chambers
I am in general pro-vaccination; I have all the usual vaccines and more over my lifetime. But the world is now doing a massive experiment on hundreds of millions of people based on a small amount of testing relative to the population, and perhaps without any testing on high-risk subgroups. It should raise concerns among anyone of scientific inclination purely on numbers alone.
My contention a few weeks ago was that any new vaccine is likely to see “unexpected” side effects when put to widespread use in the general population. My contention has at least some evidence for it, as per recent news reports.
A few weeks later after I made my outrageous* claims, concerns are popping up as to the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, with a rapidly rising number of unexplained post-vaccination deaths, along with reports of facial paralysis and other problems. The claims are credible enough that at least Norway has now changed its guidelines for the extreme elderly. Probably those elderly people died because of a body that just could not handle any stress, or perhaps it was coincidence. After all, half or more of the COVID-19 death toll might be those already having very short expected lifespans.
Speaking only for myself, I do not wish to take on the risks of a vaccine unproven in the general population, having been damaged over my life by multiple medical mistakes (both errors and omissions). Accordingly, I do not intend to take the vaccine for at least 6 months, if ever. And having suffered 7 months of Long Haul COVID, I see no rational reason to take the vaccine; my risk assessment says it is a bad idea for myself. Also, no one can say whether mutations of COVID-19 might render the vaccine ineffective 3 months from now.
* Outrageous to one doctor who now refuses to converse with me.
Fifty-five people in the United States have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports submitted to a federal system.
Deaths have occurred among people receiving both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, according to the reports.
The reporting system, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), is a federal database. The system is passive, meaning reports aren’t automatically collected and must be filed. VAERS reports can be filed by anyone, including health care providers, patients, or family members.
...In addition to the deaths, people have reported 96 life-threatening events following COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as 24 permanent disabilities, 225 hospitalizations, and 1,388 emergency room visits.
....Pfizer told news outlets in a statement that no evidence currently shows a link between the death and its vaccine.
WIND: it might be that all of the deaths are coincidences—it’s not impossible. It’s also possible that half of them or all of them resulted directly from the vaccine—no one will ever know for sure. Correlation is not causation and there is always going to be some baseline rate of deaths and spontaneous medical problems which might not be related at all. Without better data, it’s hard to know.
Therefore, why does the system leave it optional to report adverse events for the most massive rollout of a vaccine in history? Without rigorous reporting requirements, there is no credible scientific basis for claiming safety, be it deaths or other side effects. And that means a system not just for adverse events right after the vaccine, but months or years later. AFAIK, that does not exist.
Presumably this massive experiment on the world’s population will go pretty well for most everyone. But with no recourse to the few who suffer permanent damage (or subclinical damage to emerge later as serious problems). Claims will be dismissed on the basis of “no evidence”, based on the lack of rigorous reporting. Alterations to the body’s epigenetics and nervous system and other systems can take years to manifest clinically. With optional reporting, who will be able to prove any causal connection?
Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m. California's leading epidemiologist is warning health departments across the state to stop dispensing a single lot of the Moderna vaccine "out of an extreme abundance of caution" after fewer than 10 people at one vaccine distribution site experienced a possible allergic reaction.
"A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic," said Dr. Erica Pan, the state epidemiologist, in a statement Sunday. "Fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours."
Diana Cannizzo, a medical worker affected by the shot, told KNSD-TV in San Diego that she experienced neck pain and tongue numbness shortly after getting the vaccine, but did not want her experience to negatively shape people's views on COVID-19 vaccination... With this lot alone, with more than 330,000 doses distributed to health care providers, no other signs of allergic reactions or other negative side effects have been reported...
WIND: vaccines always carry some risk. The risk seems low here in terms of the severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). But weasel-wording does not engender trust: what intelligent person says “fewer than 10” when “nine” gets the job done, unambiguously?
The nurse complaining of “neck pain and tongue numbness” explicitly states a desire to minimize the significance so as to “not negatively shape people’s views”. We are to believe these people are being honest with us all while quoting a nurse who tells us outright that she has an agenda?
13 Israelis suffer FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer COVID jab, amid influx of reports detailing adverse effects
At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren’t linked to the jab.
Israel has been hailed for its speedy and efficient mass inoculation program, which has vaccinated a staggering 20 percent of the country’s population since the drive began at the end of December.
For a handful of Israelis, however, the initiative has led to some unexpected health scares. At least 13 people have reported mild facial paralysis after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, Israeli outlet Ynet reported, citing the Health Ministry, adding that officials believe the number of such cases could be higher.
Last month the FDA disclosed that Bell’s palsy, a form of temporary facial paralysis, was reported by four participants during phase three trials of the Pfizer vaccine. All four cases involved individuals who had been given the actual jab. There were no reports of paralysis among the control group that received a placebo... still, the agency recommended “surveillance for cases of Bell’s palsy with deployment of the vaccine into larger populations.”
Israel’s Health Ministry has stated that it is safe to administer the second shot, provided the facial paralysis passes and there are no lingering, long-term effects from the first jab. But some Israeli medical experts have chosen to ignore this advisory.
WIND: when there is optional reporting, how can anyone of scientific integrity make a credible claim of safety? Is it coincidence that the FDA dismissed facial paralysis claims (all in the placebo group!) but now it’s happening over in Israel?
For those experiencing facial paralysis, what does “temporary” mean when the body is put out of kilter enough to cause paralysis? The idea that such paralysis resolves and the system then forgets the insult and all is as before... that’s anti-scientific rationalization.
How can anyone conclude there are “no lingering long-term effects” in just a few weeks?
Having suffered nerve damage from a “rare” side effect of the antibiotic Metronidazole, this sort of claim raises a huge red flag. In medicine, “rare” is propaganda for the gullible—side effects are only rare because doctors fail to report at least 75% of them—and probably much more. In my case, my doctor did not report my severe side effects. Indeed, that incompetent doctor never contacted me at all, yet I suffered greatly from his malpractice. Since then, I’ve been contacted by multiple people who have been damaged by Metronidazole. Harried doctors do not have time to report adverse events, and a cognitive commitment to an assumed safety profile (learned 20 years prior in some textbook half of which is now proven wrong) means they will dismiss side effects as unrelated. And the cycle repeats.
There are two programs that offer compensation for injuries associated with vaccinations recommended by the Federal government. VICP covers most of these vaccines...
...while CICP covers the covid-19 vaccines, among other things:
I am not a legal expert in vaccine compensation and cannot tell you exactly what criteria will be applied to determine whether a claimed injury is compensable. However, there are published data on the rate at which VICP claims are approved:
Not yet for CICP, so far as I can tell on a quick search. But I would expect that overall they will follow the VICP model, erring a bit on the side of permissiveness in the interest of maintaining confidence in the vaccination program.
WIND: that such programs exist is proof that vaccines have risks. Which raises the question of how safe the COVID-19 vaccines are—so far it looks 10X riskier for things like allergic reactions. Given that, I suspect that long-term problems may emerge, with something as complex as the human body and its nutrition, genetics and epigenetics, and gut biome, and differing environmental exposures. Most of which modern medicine is clueless about. The question is, what issues, and at what rate?
The despicable history of statin drugs tells the tale of what happens when tens of billions of dollars of profit are at stake. Does anyone living in the real world really believe that when $40 billion dollars of profit are at stake (and many other interests), that there won’t be enormouse pressure to suppress negative findings?
Also, the Vaccine Injury Table only contemplates a very limited scope of injuries, nearly all of which are short-term episodic things, like vasovagal syncope or anaphylaxis. If it’s not in the table, then it didn’t happen for the purposes of compensation. And if it’s not an obvious reaction right way, you’re probably shit out of luck. The table is a bad joke.
In my experience, most doctors think lots of things are not real because they didn't learn about them in their dusty medical textbook years ago. Have you ever heard a doctor say “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure but let me research it”, or “this looks real, let’s see if we can figure it out”. More likely it is “in your head” when they cannot admit to their own ignorance. My 2020 experience with Long-Haul COVID showed just how clueless my internist doctor was. His guesswork prescription for an antibiotic for loose stools (lasting 5 months) that in retrospect were clearly were the result of the initial infection might have further damaged me (I have a history of reacting to antibiotics of several kinds).