Kevin Bae

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Politics seems to be infecting reporting of adverse reactions from COVID-19 vaccines

Seems politics permeates all. It’s like the gravitational pull of a black hole. It’s politically desirable to push COVID-19 vaccines. Therefore, any news that might cause people to hesitate getting inoculated is drowned out by the GET VACCINATED narrative or not reported at all. Some doctors and scientists are concerned because there is a clustering of adverse reactions in the nations Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Four serious adverse events follow this arc, according to data taken directly from Vaers: low platelets (thrombocytopenia); noninfectious myocarditis, or heart inflammation, especially for those under 30; deep-vein thrombosis; and death. 

Wall Street Journal

The CDC and FDA seem to be ignoring the data as well as the fact that vaccinations show no benefit to those already infected and recovered from COVID-19.

The implication is that the risks of a Covid-19 vaccine may outweigh the benefits for certain low-risk populations, such as children, young adults and people who have recovered from Covid-19. This is especially true in regions with low levels of community spread, since the likelihood of illness depends on exposure risk.

And while you would never know it from listening to public-health officials, not a single published study has demonstrated that patients with a prior infection benefit from Covid-19 vaccination. That this isn’t readily acknowledged by the CDC or Anthony Fauci is an indication of how deeply entangled pandemic politics is in science.

Wall Street Journal

I’m glad this is opinion is being expressed in the Wall Street Journal. It’s too bad this won’t get reported by other legacy media outlets. Everyone says they want to “follow the science” and get politics out of the issue but what do you do when The Science is dictated by politics?