FDA Releases More Data On “Adverse Reactions” To Pfizer Vaccine

Source: ZeroHedge.

This story, in combination with the FDA’s emergency use authorization for Paxlovid yesterday, should help turn public opinion toward a greater emphasis on therapeutics as a policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The vaccine benefits are clearly established, but the risks are turning out to be far less perfectly acceptable than we originally thought. It is also becoming increasingly clear that Covid-19 is merely comparable to severe influenzas we have seen in the past, and may, with Omicron, be burning out just as they did.

To illustrate, the Spanish Flu of 1918 killed about 655 per 100,000 population in the U.S., whereas Covid-19 has killed about 242 per 100,000 population. (1) The Spanish Flu pandemic ended about two years after it was declared, although it may have started as early as 1915. (2)

Of course, one needn’t cite vaccine adverse effects to promote therapeutic strategies, since today even the vaccinated are becoming infected.

(1) Calculated based on 675,000 Spanish Flu deaths in a U.S. population of 103,000,000 and 800,000 Covid-19 deaths in a U.S. population of 331,000,000.

(2) Wikipedia.

6 thoughts on “FDA Releases More Data On “Adverse Reactions” To Pfizer Vaccine

  1. I’m in the ‘all of the above’ camp.

    I’m vaccinated and boosted, but if I start running a fever, I will test and follow up with Paxlovid if positive.

    Currently. Paxlovid is in short supply and limited to elders and compromised, but eventually it will be available to everyone. In the meantime, already available fluvoxamine is nearly as effective and for lower risk patients more than adequate.

    So, this is over.

    Whether someone else is vaccinated or wears a mask is really no one else’s business, if it ever was.

    Time to get back to normal

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  2. ” . . . should help turn public opinion toward a greater emphasis on therapeutics . . .”

    Uh, why is that desirable? Trick question. It isn’t. I would personally rather avoid becoming ill versus being treated for illness. I think that is true of every RATIONAL person. Available vaccination technology should be the foundation of public health policy whenever safe and effective vaccines are available. There is no RATIONAL argument that says – just let people spread disease because we can save most of them with therapeutics – IF they are available and IF hospitals are not overrun and IF people seek medical care in a very timely manner.

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  3. Not getting COVID at some point is not on the menu, you are going to get it, if not this variant, then another, It will not go away, there will be no herd immunity. Unless you’re going to live in a bubble and never interact with society you will be exposed to a variant your current vaccine doesn’t cover.

    There will be an endless series of variants.

    So, therapeutics, not vaccines, are how we will survive this in the coming years as new variants pop up. In time, there will be a vaccine for the Omicron variant, and the next one after that. And those who survive will have natural immunity to those variants. But as each new variant comes along, we could lose millions of the elderly while waiting for each new vaccine.

    Therapeutics will bridge the gaps between vaccine updates.

    And don’t forget, there is no guarantee the next variant won’t be a child killer.

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    1. Damn. Here I go again.

      Spoke with my father in Metro NYC area yesterday morning and he tested positive (home test) on Friday evening. He feels fine with the exception of the cold symptoms that were starting to taper.

      HOWEVER, because is is fully vaxxed (including boosted), he will not require hospitalization nor therapeutics. He is 79-1/2 years old and in decent health, a touch overweight, but not obese.

      We have seen and shared a lot of anecdotal evidence of what we believe to be right or wrong. This is my input from that side of the discussion and shows that the vaccine is the most effective way to avoid the hospital or therpaeutics.

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      1. Your father should get Paxlovid if it is likely his infection is Omicron and not Delta.

        Call him and have him talk to his doctor if he is still in the first 5 days. Don’t bet his life on immunity.

        I am a big vaccination and booster advocate, but they are less effective with Omicron where as Paxlovid works on both Delta and Omicron.

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