New Study: COVID-19 Vaccines & Adverse Effects

February 20, 2024
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… overall risk-benefit evaluations of vaccination should take the risk associated with infection into account, as multiple studies demonstrated higher risk of developing the events under study, such as GBS [Guillain-Barré Syndrome], myocarditis, or ADEM [acute disseminated encephalomyelitis], following SARS-CoV-2 infection than vaccination.

Researchers in a new study on COVID-19 vaccines that analyzed nearly 100 million vaccinated people across eight countries, finding links between vaccines and specific adverse effects.

Why It Matters: Marking the largest worldwide COVID-19 vaccine study of its kind, new research links vaccines to increased risk for specific adverse effects, such as myocarditis (heart inflammation) and convulsions. In the study conducted by the Global COVID Vaccine Safety project, researchers looked at impacts of the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, monitoring participants for up to 42 days for 13 “adverse events of special interest.” The researchers conclude, “This multi-country analysis confirmed pre-established safety signals for myocarditis, pericarditis, Guillain-Barré syndrome Other potential safety signals that require further investigation were identified.”

For more about the findings, CLICK HERE.

Something To Consider: The Hill explains, “Several of the authors received financial support from or have relationships with government agencies including the CDC, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which they disclosed as potential conflicts of interest. Several of the researchers also reported having relationships or having previously received payments from biopharmaceutical companies Gilead Sciences Inc., AbbVie Inc., Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline.”

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas

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