As of March 16, 2021, 19 European international locations plus Thailand1 had suspended the usage of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, both in full or partly, following reviews of lethal blood clots.2,3 March 2, 2021, The Defender reported4 U.Okay. information exhibiting 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 Hostile 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. Opposite 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
Enterprise Insider has created a comparability chart6 of the 4 vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — presently accessible within the U.S. and Europe.
Norway Hyperlinks Deadly Blood Clots to AstraZeneca Vaccine
Whereas just about all post-vaccination deaths thus far have been shrugged off as coincidence, even when occurring in wholesome people of their 20s and 30s, docs at Oslo College Hospital have now introduced the blood clotting problems skilled by some recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine are in actual fact brought on by the vaccine.7
A March 18, 2021, article in Science Norway reads, partly:8
“’Our idea that this can be a highly effective immune response most certainly 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 consultants within the subject from the College Hospital of North Norway HF, we now have discovered particular antibodies towards blood platelets that may trigger these reactions, and which we all know from different fields of medication, however then with medical medicine as the reason for the response,’ the chief doctor explains …
When requested to make clear why he says ‘most certainly’ within the quote, Holme confidently responds that the explanation for these uncommon circumstances of blood clots has been discovered.
‘We’ve the explanation. Nothing however the vaccine can clarify why these people had this immune response,’ he states. [Norwegian national newspaper] VG additionally asks how Holme can know that the immune response is just not brought on by one thing aside from the vaccine.
‘There’s nothing within the affected person historical past of those people that may give such a strong immune response. I’m assured that the antibodies that we now have discovered are the trigger, and I see no different clarification than it being the vaccine which triggers it,’ he responds.”
The three well being employees reported acute ache, bleeding, low platelet counts and had been discovered to have blood clots in “uncommon locations,” similar to their stomachs and brains. Later that very same day, March 18, 2021, the European Medicines Company dominated the AstraZeneca vaccine is “protected and efficient, regardless of some considerations over doable unwanted effects,” CNBC reported,9 and that advantages of the vaccine outweigh the dangers.
In the meantime, March 22, 2021, Norway As we speak reported the Norwegian Medicines Company had acquired two new reviews of blood clots with lethal penalties following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. In a press launch, the company acknowledged that “The Norwegian Medicines Company can not rule out that these circumstances could have a reference to the AstraZeneca vaccine.”10 One of many two victims was a well being care employee.
German Consultants Weigh In
A March 19, 2021, German Spektrum article11 evaluations preliminary findings by German investigators, which add additional weight to Holme’s findings in Norway. It reads, partly (translation from German utilizing translate.com):
“The consequences of the suspended vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine are believed to have been on account 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 College Hospital Greifswald.
The impact corresponds in lots of particulars to a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) kind 2,12 wherein antibodies towards a protein complicated are fashioned 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 kind towards a fancy 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 results in the thrombosis. The antibodies produced within the vaccinated people had been similar to these present in HIT, Greinacher stated at a information convention. To this point, nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear the place these antibodies come from, whether or not they kind towards the vaccine virus or the spike antigen or maybe towards an element solely concerned within the immune response.”
In response to Greinacher, individuals with a historical past of thrombosis in all probability don’t have a better danger of issues from the vaccine because of the mechanism of hurt. He additionally factors out that there’s therapy towards HIT, which the crew believes “also needs to work within the case of the suspected vaccination facet impact.”
Spektrum reviews that, primarily based on these findings, the Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis Analysis suggests vaccinated people who expertise thrombosis or neurological signs similar to dizziness, headache or visible impairment on the fifth day post-vaccination and onward needs to be examined for HIT kind 2.
The HIT kind 2 check will detect antibodies towards the heparin complicated and, if optimistic, the Society recommends administering intravenous immunoglobulin G to forestall the activation of CD32 and interrupt the mechanism that ends in thrombosis.
AstraZeneca Efficacy Knowledge Being Questioned
March 22, 2021, AstraZeneca13 introduced its Part 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 danger for adversarial results in comparison with placebo.
In response to The Related Press,14 partial outcomes from trials within the U.Okay, Brazil and South Africa — the place a “manufacturing mistake” had led to some individuals receiving solely half of their first dose — steered the vaccine was 70% efficient.
The AP goes on to quote quite a lot of people saying the U.S. outcomes ought to allay considerations concerning the AstraZeneca vaccine.
That narrative broke aside the very subsequent day, March 23, 2021, when the U.S. Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses (NIAID) issued a press release15,16,17 very first thing within the morning, saying the Knowledge and Security Monitoring board (DSMB) had notified them that AstraZeneca’s information could embody “outdated data” that solid doubt on its effectiveness. As reported by The Defender:18
“Notably, in its most up-to-date information, AstraZeneca uncared for to incorporate key data, such because the variety of trial individuals who developed ‘extreme COVID.’ AstraZeneca President Ruud Dobber, throughout an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Field, stated the quantity was ‘5,’ shortly after the information had been launched.”
“We urge the corporate to work with the DSMB to overview the efficacy information and make sure the most correct, up-to-date efficacy information be made public as shortly as doable,” the NIAID stated in its assertion.19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the NIAID and was one of many individuals quoted by the AP as saying the U.S. trial should put considerations to relaxation, went on the defensive, saying “That is actually what you name an unforced error as a result of the very fact is, that is very possible an excellent vaccine. In case you have a look at it the information, they are surely fairly good, however once they put it into the press launch, it wasn’t utterly correct.”20
AstraZeneca responded21 saying the information had been primarily based on a “pre-specified interim evaluation with an information cut-off” of February 17, 2021, and promised to share extra information with the impartial overview board.
In a Tweet,22 Francois Balloux, professor and director of the UCL Genetics Institute, known as the NIAID’s assertion “extremely uncommon,” noting it “comes near accusing Oxford/AZ of getting willfully misrepresented” a few of its trial outcomes.
Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology on the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medication, known as the NIAID’s assertion “unprecedented,” as whereas the DSMB will “typically disagree with investigators over vaccine trial outcomes,” they sometimes accomplish that “in personal,” 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 best way they dealt with their information early on, AstraZeneca mainly shot themselves within the foot,’ Julian Tang, a virologist on the College of Leicester, stated even earlier than the newest difficulty arose.
AstraZeneca has acquired criticism over its research because the first information launched within the UK, which purported to indicate the vaccine was 70% efficient, but did not account for a producing mistake and didn’t embody sufficient individuals over 65 to find out efficacy amongst older sufferers …”
Full Throttle Ahead Regardless of Dangers
Regardless of considerations about information mishandling and two impartial investigations discovering a mechanism of hurt, the World Well being Group and the European Medicines Company are saying the AstraZeneca vaccine is nice 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 uncommon circumstances of blood clots related to thrombocytopenia, i.e., low ranges of blood platelets.” The justification, as typical, is that the advantages outweigh the dangers.26,27,28
However do they? What precisely are the advantages? You possibly can nonetheless contract the virus. You possibly can nonetheless unfold the virus. All it guarantees to do is reduce your signs while you get contaminated. Positive, the thought is that by lessening signs, you’ll cut back your danger of hospitalization and dying, however lessening signs is just not 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 absolutely solely a critical danger to the very outdated and folks with two or extra comorbidities. For the remaining, its lethality is on par with the frequent flu.29,30,31,32,33 It could be completely different by way of signs and issues, however the precise lethality is about the identical.
Knowledge34 have proven the general noninstitutionalized an infection fatality ratio for all age teams is 0.26%. In case you’re below the age of 40, your danger of dying from COVID-19 should you get contaminated is simply 0.01%.
In the meantime, 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 Hostile Occasion Reporting System (VAERS), which is uncertain.
The important thing 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 outdated, sick and frail, whereas reviews present the vaccine is killing younger and wholesome individuals. From my perspective, the argument that the vaccine advantages outweigh the dangers merely doesn’t maintain water.
Aspect Results 3X Extra Frequent in These Beforehand Contaminated
In associated information, in accordance with researchers at King’s Faculty, individuals who have already had COVID are 3 times extra prone to expertise vaccine unwanted 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 data from the school’s ZOE app, which has logged greater than 700,000 vaccinations. In response to that information, 35.7% of these given the Pfizer vaccine who had beforehand been contaminated reported unwanted effects, in comparison with simply 12.2% of these not beforehand contaminated.
Wanting on the AstraZeneca vaccine particularly, 52.7% of beforehand contaminated had unwanted effects, in comparison with 31.9% of those that had not been beforehand contaminated.
Whereas The Telegraph reviews this as being a helpful factor, saying “Extra extreme unwanted effects are sometimes an indication of higher immunity, and rising analysis suggests only one dose of vaccine provides the same protecting impact to 2 doses in individuals who have had a earlier an infection,” some consultants vehemently disagree.
Correct Timing Might Eradicate Some Vaccine Dangers
In January 2021, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, a cardiac surgeon and affected person advocate, despatched a public letter36 to the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration commissioner detailing the dangers of vaccinating people who’ve beforehand been contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, or who’ve an lively SARS-CoV-2 an infection.
He urged the FDA to require prescreening for SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins to scale back the danger 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 just lately interviewed him about these dangers as nicely. In that interview, Noorchashm stated:37
“I feel 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 downside 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 issues or adversarial occasions are the individuals who have just lately or are presently or beforehand contaminated [with COVID]. I don’t assume we will ignore this.”
In an emailed response to The Defender, Noorchashm fleshed out his considerations, saying:38
“Viral antigens persist within the tissues of the naturally contaminated for months. When the vaccine is used too early after a pure an infection, or worse throughout an lively an infection, the vaccine pressure prompts a strong immune response that assaults the tissues the place the pure viral antigens are persisting. This, I recommend, is the reason for the excessive degree of adversarial occasions and, possible deaths, we’re seeing within the just lately contaminated following vaccination.”
Noorchashm is now pushing for the implementation of a prevaccine screening marketing campaign (#ScreenB4Vaccine), utilizing PCR or fast antigen testing to find out whether or not the person has an lively an infection, and an IgG antibody check to find out previous an infection.
If both check is optimistic, he recommends delaying vaccination for no less than 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 determine the timing of your vaccination. As reported by The Defender:39
“Noorchashm advised Carlson that he’s been wrongly accused of stoking vaccine hesitancy, when simply the other is true — if public well being officers need individuals to belief the vaccines, they should do all the things doable to keep away from creating conditions the place the vaccines can truly trigger hurt.
‘Individuals aren’t silly,’ Noorchashm stated. ‘In case you clarify how the vaccine works, and provides them the data on methods to maintain themselves protected,’ that’s the way you construct belief.”
What to Do if You Remorse Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
In case you already acquired the vaccine and now remorse it, you might be able to tackle your signs utilizing the identical methods you’d use to deal with precise SARS-CoV-2 an infection. I overview these methods on the finish of “Why COVID Vaccine Testing Is a Farce.”
Moreover, should you’re experiencing unwanted effects, please assist elevate public consciousness by reporting it. The Youngsters’s Well being Protection is asking on all who’ve suffered a facet impact from a COVID-19 vaccine to do these three issues:40
- In case you stay within the U.S., file a report on VAERS
- Report the damage on VaxxTracker.com, which is a nongovernmental adversarial occasion tracker (you possibly can file anonymously should you like)
- Report the injury on the CHD website