As of March 16, 2021, 19 European international locations plus Thailand1 had suspended the usage of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, both in full or partially, following reviews of lethal blood clots.2,3 March 2, 2021, The Defender reported4 U.Okay. information displaying the AstraZeneca vaccine was accountable for 77% extra adversarial occasions and 25% extra deaths than the Pfizer vaccine, which within the U.S. has been linked with a majority of dying reviews within the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS).
AstraZeneca’s vaccine has acquired emergency use authorization in Europe however not within the U.S., the place the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines can be found. Contrary to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines use a viral vector to ship double-stranded DNA for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein into your cells.5
Business Insider has created a comparability chart6 of the 4 vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — at present obtainable within the U.S. and Europe.
- Norway Links Lethal Blood Clots to AstraZeneca Vaccine
- German Experts Weigh In
- AstraZeneca Efficacy Data Being Questioned
- Full Throttle Forward Despite Risks
- Side Effects 3X More Common in Those Previously Infected
- Proper Timing May Eliminate Some Vaccine Risks
- What to Do if You Regret Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Norway Links Lethal Blood Clots to AstraZeneca Vaccine
While just about all post-vaccination deaths up to now have been shrugged off as coincidence, even when occurring in wholesome people of their 20s and 30s, medical doctors at Oslo University Hospital have now introduced the blood clotting issues skilled by some recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine are the truth is precipitated by the vaccine.7
A March 18, 2021, article in Science Norway reads, partially:8
“’Our concept that this can be a highly effective immune response most probably triggered by the vaccine, has been confirmed,’ says professor and chief doctor Pål Andre Holme. Three Norwegian well being employees below the age of fifty have been hospitalized. One is lifeless …
‘In collaboration with experts in the field from the University Hospital of North Norway HF, we have found specific antibodies against blood platelets that can cause these reactions, and which we know from other fields of medicine, but then with medical drugs as the cause of the reaction,’ the chief doctor explains …
When requested to make clear why he says ‘most likely’ within the quote, Holme confidently responds that the explanation for these uncommon circumstances of blood clots has been discovered.
‘We have the reason. Nothing but the vaccine can explain why these individuals had this immune response,’ he states. [Norwegian national newspaper] VG additionally asks how Holme can know that the immune response will not be precipitated by one thing aside from the vaccine.
‘There is nothing in the patient history of these individuals that can give such a powerful immune response. I am confident that the antibodies that we have found are the cause, and I see no other explanation than it being the vaccine which triggers it,’ he responds.”
The three well being employees reported acute ache, bleeding, low platelet counts and have been discovered to have blood clots in “unusual places,” resembling their stomachs and brains. Later that very same day, March 18, 2021, the European Medicines Agency dominated the AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and effective, despite some concerns over possible side effects,” CNBC reported,9 and that advantages of the vaccine outweigh the dangers.
Meanwhile, March 22, 2021, Norway Today reported the Norwegian Medicines Agency had acquired two new reviews of blood clots with lethal penalties following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. In a press launch, the company said that “The Norwegian Medicines Agency cannot rule out that these cases may have a connection with the AstraZeneca vaccine.”10 One of the 2 victims was a well being care employee.
German Experts Weigh In
A March 19, 2021, German Spektrum article11 critiques preliminary findings by German investigators, which add additional weight to Holme’s findings in Norway. It reads, partially (translation from German utilizing translate.com):
“The results of the suspended vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine are believed to have been as a consequence of a selected immune response that prompts platelets and thus triggers thrombosis. This preliminary conclusion is being made by a working group made up of Andreas Greinacher from the University Hospital Greifswald.
The impact corresponds in lots of particulars to a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) sort 2,12 wherein antibodies towards a protein advanced are shaped in reference to heparin, which in flip reply to a receptor on the platelets …
The crew demonstrated the similarity of thrombosis with HIT within the blood of 4 sufferers with sinus vein thrombosis. Antibodies seem to type towards a posh of heparin and the signaling molecule PF4, which in flip work together with the receptor CD32 of the platelets and thus activate them.
This triggers the clotting cascade, which ends up in the thrombosis. The antibodies produced within the vaccinated people have been similar to these present in HIT, Greinacher mentioned at a information convention. So far, nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear the place these antibodies come from, whether or not they type towards the vaccine virus or the spike antigen or maybe towards an element solely concerned within the immune response.”
According to Greinacher, folks with a historical past of thrombosis in all probability shouldn’t have a better threat of problems from the vaccine as a result of mechanism of hurt. He additionally factors out that there’s therapy towards HIT, which the crew believes “should also work in the case of the suspected vaccination side effect.”
Spektrum reviews that, based mostly on these findings, the Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research suggests vaccinated people who expertise thrombosis or neurological signs resembling dizziness, headache or visible impairment on the fifth day post-vaccination and onward needs to be examined for HIT sort 2.
The HIT sort 2 check will detect antibodies towards the heparin advanced and, if optimistic, the Society recommends administering intravenous immunoglobulin G to forestall the activation of CD32 and interrupt the mechanism that leads to thrombosis.
AstraZeneca Efficacy Data Being Questioned
March 22, 2021, AstraZeneca13 introduced its Phase 3 U.S.-based trial confirmed the vaccine was 79% efficient at stopping symptomatic circumstances of COVID-19 and 100% efficient towards extreme or essential illness and hospitalization, with no elevated threat for adversarial results in comparison with placebo.
According to The Associated Press,14 partial outcomes from trials within the U.Okay, Brazil and South Africa — the place a “manufacturing mistake” had led to some contributors receiving solely half of their first dose — recommended the vaccine was 70% efficient.
The AP goes on to quote various people saying the U.S. outcomes ought to allay issues in regards to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
That narrative broke aside the very subsequent day, March 23, 2021, when the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued a press release15,16,17 very first thing within the morning, saying the Data and Safety Monitoring board (DSMB) had notified them that AstraZeneca’s information could embrace “outdated information” that forged doubt on its effectiveness. As reported by The Defender:18
“Notably, in its most recent data, AstraZeneca neglected to include key information, such as the number of trial participants who developed ‘severe COVID.’ AstraZeneca President Ruud Dobber, during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, said the number was ‘5,’ shortly after the data were released.”
“We urge the company to work with the DSMB to review the efficacy data and ensure the most accurate, up-to-date efficacy data be made public as quickly as possible,” the NIAID mentioned in its assertion.19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the NIAID and was one of many folks quoted by the AP as saying the U.S. trial must put issues to relaxation, went on the defensive, saying “This is really what you call an unforced error because the fact is, this is very likely a very good vaccine. If you look at it the data, they really are quite good, but when they put it into the press release, it wasn’t completely accurate.”20
AstraZeneca responded21 saying the information have been based mostly on a “pre-specified interim analysis with a data cut-off” of February 17, 2021, and promised to share extra information with the unbiased evaluate board.
In a Tweet,22 Francois Balloux, professor and director of the UCL Genetics Institute, known as the NIAID’s assertion “highly unusual,” noting it “comes close to accusing Oxford/AZ of having willfully misrepresented” a few of its trial outcomes.
Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology on the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, known as the NIAID’s assertion “unprecedented,” as whereas the DSMB will “sometimes disagree with investigators over vaccine trial results,” they sometimes achieve this “in private,” not publicly.23
This isn’t the primary time AstraZeneca has been challenged over its information dealing with, although. As reported by The Defender:24
“‘The way they handled their data early on, AstraZeneca basically shot themselves in the foot,’ Julian Tang, a virologist on the University of Leicester, mentioned even earlier than the most recent subject arose.
AstraZeneca has acquired criticism over its research because the first information launched within the UK, which purported to point out the vaccine was 70% efficient, but didn’t account for a producing mistake and didn’t embrace sufficient contributors over 65 to find out efficacy amongst older sufferers …”
Full Throttle Forward Despite Risks
Despite issues about information mishandling and two unbiased investigations discovering a mechanism of hurt, the World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency are saying the AstraZeneca vaccine is sweet to go and urge international locations to maintain utilizing it.
March 18, 2021, the EMA issued a press launch25 giving the AstraZeneca the green-light, regardless of admitting it’s related to “very rare cases of blood clots associated with thrombocytopenia, i.e., low levels of blood platelets.” The justification, as normal, is that the advantages outweigh the dangers.26,27,28
But do they? What precisely are the advantages? You can nonetheless contract the virus. You can nonetheless unfold the virus. All it guarantees to do is reduce your signs whenever you get contaminated. Sure, the thought is that by lessening signs, you’ll cut back your threat of hospitalization and dying, however lessening signs will not be what a vaccine is meant to do. A vaccine is meant to make you proof against the illness in query, and not one of the COVID-19 vaccines does that.
I’ve mentioned this in earlier articles, together with “COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines,” “COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ Are Gene Therapy” and “How COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ May Destroy the Lives of Millions.”
What’s extra, COVID-19 is actually solely a severe threat to the very previous and folks with two or extra comorbidities. For the remaining, its lethality is on par with the widespread flu.29,30,31,32,33 It could also be completely different by way of signs and problems, however the precise lethality is about the identical.
Data34 have proven the general noninstitutionalized an infection fatality ratio for all age teams is 0.26%. If you’re below the age of 40, your threat of dying from COVID-19 when you get contaminated is simply 0.01%.
Meanwhile, as reviewed in “COVID-19 Vaccine Tested on Babies Even as Death Toll Mounts,” the lethality charge of COVID-19 vaccines is someplace between 0.0024% and 0.0028%, and that’s assuming all deaths are being reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which is uncertain.
The key distinction between being harmed or killed by COVID-19 and being harmed or killed by the vaccine is that the sickness kills those that are previous, sick and frail, whereas reviews present the vaccine is killing younger and wholesome folks. From my perspective, the argument that the vaccine advantages outweigh the dangers merely doesn’t maintain water.
Side Effects 3X More Common in Those Previously Infected
In associated information, in keeping with researchers at King’s College, individuals who have already had COVID are 3 times extra prone to expertise vaccine unintended effects than those that haven’t been uncovered to the virus, and this seems true for each mRNA and DNA variations of the vaccine.35
They gleaned this information from the faculty’s ZOE app, which has logged greater than 700,000 vaccinations. According to that information, 35.7% of these given the Pfizer vaccine who had beforehand been contaminated reported unintended effects, in comparison with simply 12.2% of these not beforehand contaminated.
Looking on the AstraZeneca vaccine particularly, 52.7% of beforehand contaminated had unintended effects, in comparison with 31.9% of those that had not been beforehand contaminated.
While The Telegraph reviews this as being a useful factor, saying “More severe side effects are often a sign of better immunity, and emerging research suggests just one dose of vaccine gives a similar protective effect to two doses in people who have had a previous infection,” some specialists vehemently disagree.
Proper Timing May Eliminate Some Vaccine Risks
In January 2021, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, a cardiac surgeon and affected person advocate, despatched a public letter36 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner detailing the dangers of vaccinating people who’ve beforehand been contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, or who’ve an energetic SARS-CoV-2 an infection.
He urged the FDA to require prescreening for SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins to cut back the chance of accidents and deaths following vaccination, because the vaccine could set off an adversarial immune response in those that have already been contaminated with the virus.
Fox TV host Tucker Carlson lately interviewed him about these dangers as nicely. In that interview, Noorchashm mentioned:37
“I believe it’s a dramatic error on a part of public well being officers to attempt to put this vaccine right into a one-size-fits-all paradigm … We’re going to take this drawback we now have with the COVID-19 pandemic, the place a half-percent of the inhabitants is prone to dying, and compound it by inflicting completely avoidable hurt by vaccinating people who find themselves already contaminated …
The sign is deafening, the people who find themselves having problems or adversarial occasions are the individuals who have lately or are at present or beforehand contaminated [with COVID]. I don’t suppose we are able to ignore this.”
In an emailed response to The Defender, Noorchashm fleshed out his issues, saying:38
“Viral antigens persist in the tissues of the naturally infected for months. When the vaccine is used too early after a natural infection, or worse during an active infection, the vaccine force activates a powerful immune response that attacks the tissues where the natural viral antigens are persisting. This, I suggest, is the cause of the high level of adverse events and, likely deaths, we are seeing in the recently infected following vaccination.”
Noorchashm is now pushing for the implementation of a prevaccine screening marketing campaign (#ScreenB4Vaccine), utilizing PCR or speedy antigen testing to find out whether or not the person has an energetic an infection, and an IgG antibody check to find out previous an infection.
If both check is optimistic, he recommends delaying vaccination for at least three to 6 months to permit your IgG ranges to wane. At that time, he recommends testing your blood IgG degree and use that as a information to resolve the timing of your vaccination. As reported by The Defender:39
“Noorchashm instructed Carlson that he’s been wrongly accused of stoking vaccine hesitancy, when simply the other is true — if public well being officers need folks to belief the vaccines, they should do all the things potential to keep away from creating conditions the place the vaccines can truly trigger hurt.
‘People aren’t silly,’ Noorchashm mentioned. ‘If you explain how the vaccine works, and give them the information on how to keep themselves safe,’ that’s the way you construct belief.”
What to Do if You Regret Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
If you already bought the vaccine and now remorse it, you might be able to deal with your signs utilizing the identical methods you’d use to deal with precise SARS-CoV-2 an infection. I evaluate these methods on the finish of “Why COVID Vaccine Testing Is a Farce.”
Additionally, when you’re experiencing unintended effects, please assist elevate public consciousness by reporting it. The Children’s Health Defense is asking on all who’ve suffered a facet impact from a COVID-19 vaccine to do these three issues:40
- If you reside within the U.S., file a report on VAERS
- Report the harm on VaxxTracker.com, which is a nongovernmental adversarial occasion tracker (you may file anonymously when you like)
- Report the injury on the CHD website