Should you delay getting a Covid vaccine?
Updated: 5 days ago
Why I will wait 2 years before deciding to get one of the mRNA Covid vaccines. I believe anyone who thinks they are at Hi-risk from Covid should get the vaccine now.
At the moment, up to 50% of health care workers are refusing the vaccine. The reasons why are shown below. And it is not because of mis-information. That is a media boogy-man, they think we believe everything we read. Yes there is some nonsense floating around about the vaccines. But most of us a smart enough to ignore it.
I will just discuss the Pfizer BioNTech mRNA vaccine-BNT162b2 as everything I say about this vaccine also applies to the Moderna mRNA vaccine as well.
This is the phase 3 clinical trial for the Pfizer vaccine.
Note that the start date is April 29, 2020 And the completion date is Jan 27, 2023
So they cut the clinical trial short by 2 years. Also, notice the Clinical Trial says "No Results Posted" at the Results tab. How could they, the trial was not completed. Same with Moderna vaccine.
The media and our health officials say there were no short cuts taken and everything done properly. How can that be true? As I just showed, approval to use the vaccine was given 2 years before the trials were to be completed. The clinical trials for both vaccines also had weak endpoints. As this article in the British Medical Journal describes. Here, and here.
These vaccines only have "Emergency Authorization" use. This is the fact sheet for the recipient of the vaccine in the US.
https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download Page 3 Says "the Pfizer vaccine is an Unapproved vaccine", it only has Emergency Use. It also says "the duration of protection is unknown". Side effects are on page 3 and it shows what they dont know about the vaccine.
I do not want to take a rushed, unapproved vaccine for a disease that is highly unlikely to kill me. Is that irrational?
Pages 5 and 6 explain "Emergency use" and that the product has NOT gone thru a proper review and is only for emergency use.
This is the Canadian package insert. Page 1 Says the product only has authorization under an "interim" order. Not approval. Page 13 shows the severe side effects, like some needing intravenous hydration after severe diarrhea. These vaccines have emergency approval only because we are in desperate need of something. The world's economy's are crashing and they are willing to try anything, "cross your fingers and hope it works". Once the vaccines got their emergency approval, the job of the public health officials is to "sell" it to us and convince us to take it by whatever means necessary, even if they have to fib a little.
https://www.fda.gov/media/144245/download This is the "FDA briefing document" for the Pfizer vaccine. It shows all the things we do not know about this vaccine. Things we would know if the trials had run to completion.
-We dont know if the vaccine is effective for more than a few months. Pages 46 to 48
-We dont know if the vaccine stops transmission of disease or just symptoms. Page 48.
-No data on long term harm of mRNA vaccines.
-Concerns about disease enhancement with waning immunity. Bottom Page 49. More on this at bottom.
-"Get the vaccine to protect others", may not be a valid argument. As said in the above FDA briefing documents, we not not yet know if these vaccines stop transmission of disease. It may only stop symptoms and you can be an "asymptomatic carrier". As this article explains. The WHO explains this a well here. If we had not rushed the vaccine, we would know this. An asymptomatic carrier is more dangerous, if you know your sick you would stay home.
-We are also told that after receiving the vaccine, we still must physical distance, wear masks and follow the lock-down rules. Why? Because they still dont know if the vaccine protects you or stops transmission. They would know it if the vaccine had not been rushed and the clinical trials short cutted. As this hilarious article describes. Yet they still want to inject this vaccine in me. How can they write an article like this on one hand, and with the other hand tell us the vaccine was not rushed and not short cuts were taken?
This says the vaccine was not rushed. In journalism, is this called "spin".
And this, it says "as they learn more, they will be able to 'optimize' the vaccines". I think I will wait and get one of the "optimized" vaccines.
Getting both the original vaccine and then later the optimized one may be a problem. Similar vaccines can interfere with each other. Like the 'serial flu shot problem' for example.
-Here is an interesting opinion piece in the BMJ written by one of it's editors. It shows that the 95% effectiveness of these vaccines are not reality and are most likely much much lower. We do know from past experience as well that real life effectiveness is never nearly as good as they get in clinical trials. Our media experts ignore that fact. -Given how little we know about the vaccine, is it worth the risk if you are at low risk of dying of Covid? In BC where I live, there has been no deaths from Covid under the age of 40, except one women in her 30's with serious under-lying health conditions. Here Page 9, BC CDC data.
Should only hi-risk people be getting this vaccine for now?
-We have been asked to totally trust data from one source, that being companies that have raced to be first and will make $Billions.
-The CDC and Health Canada are monitoring what happens now as they roll out the vaccines to answer all the above questions. If you take the vaccine now, your are part of the clinical trials.
-Many health care workers agree with me.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/many-frontline-workers-refuse-covid-19-vaccines-distribution-rollout-struggles-n1252617 This says 60% of Front line workers in Ohio are refusing vaccine for now and 50% of front line workers in a county in California are refusing the shot. This says 60% of nursing home workers in North Carolina are refusing shot for now. Same here in texas. And here in Canada, 50% refusing. There is lots more of these links.
Our Canadian media reported none of the above stories until Jan 6 when they could no longer ignore it. And only one media source reported it so far. -The front line workers are refusing to get the vaccine for now for the same reasons I am, they looked and saw the same science, or should I say, lack of science and lack of data that I did. There are too many unanswered questions. To me it seems totally irrational, at this point in time, to inject this product into a healthy body that has almost zero risk of dying of Covid. -More on "vaccine disease enhancement".
How likely is it? The above FDA briefing document, page 49, says "however, risk of vaccine-enhanced disease over time, potentially associated with waning immunity, remains unknown and needs to be evaluated further in ongoing clinical trials". After SARS they tried to make a Corona Virus vaccine. As this analysis of 4 vaccine with different technologies shows, they all caused disease enhancement in lab animals, and the vaccines were abandoned. Here as well. This 2007 study talks about a RSV vaccine they worked on that caused dangerous disease enhancement in children and says this is why there is no RSV vaccine yet. Remember the Dengue vaccine which they spent 15 or more years developing, it caused disease enhancement in the Philippines a couple years ago killing many children. Can read about it here, here, and here. And this from the WHO, https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/dengue-vaccines Click the 4th point down, it shows that it can take over 30 months for this problem to materialize.
Health Officials, can you now understand why some of us want to wait a year or 2? It has nothing to do with anti-vaxx, it just seem like common sense to me.
-The government officials have now given us another reason to not get the vaccine. As this article says, Quebec decided to delay the 2nd dose of the the vaccine so more can get the first dose. The nurses are angry, they said they would not have got the first dose if they knew the government would renege on the promise to give 2nd dose in 3 weeks.
The government officials then say "dont worry everything will be fine", basing that statement on 0 data. The Pfizer protocol is 2nd shot after 3 weeks, there is no data to support anything else. Another doctor in the article says Pfizer mis-interpreted their own data and one dose is more effective. Who do we believe? I think I would trust Pfizer more on this one. And you wonder why we are hesitant.
-If you get Covid. This article quotes study saying 100% of severe cases of Covid were low on Vit D. This study says you are 1.77 times more likely to get Covid if you are low in Vit D. This study says 93.1% of the people with severe Covid were low on Vit D. Should not take large doses of Vit D. You have to do this on your own. Doctors dont do vitamins.
Our officials say they dont want to tell all seniors to take Vit D because there is not enough good science behind it, even though there is no down side to taking 1000 to 3000 units a day. But this is the strange part, you can say the same about the RNA vaccines they want everyone to take.