“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective,” a page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website reads.
No discussion. No question. No variation. If you dig around a bit, you might find the CDC saying there are some vaccine problems, but they are repeatedly linked to the word “rare.”
In fact, we’re told by the Biden administration that you need to get the shot. Or else.
But there’s a reason we refer to doctors as “practicing” medicine. Because it’s not just about science. It’s also about the personal skill and knowledge of specific medical professionals, about variations in technical applications and about some dimensions that can only be described as an art.
That’s why, when faced with a serious medical diagnosis, prudence dictates the seeking of a second opinion.
So, without advocacy one way or another about one’s decision to take the mRNA shots, here’s what we might describe as a “second opinion” to what the CDC says: reported adverse reactions.
As of the end of September, there were 569,294 reported incidents linked to the COVID shots in just the U.S., with 2,433,730 symptoms reported in total. They are in the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and were compiled by Just the News.
These reported incidents did not occur to 569,294 people; these were the total number of incidents disclosed, meaning an individual may have had more than one complication and those problems were included in the total tabulation.
No matter how many symptoms occurred, there is the fact that, for whatever reason, 8,164 people died following vaccination, Just the News noted.
Among other adverse reactions reported to the CDC, here’s the Just the News analysis of some of the types and numbers:
Problems with body temperature — 226,457 Skin problems — 174,793 Issues regarding movement, muscle, nerve, neuropathy, numbness and paralysis — 164,200 Reactions at the site of injection — 121,538 Headaches — 111,549 Heart problems — 79,012 Respiratory or lung problems — 77,976 Abdominal problems — 40,415 Catching COVID after being vaccinated — 34,589 Blood clots or bleeding, including in the heart and in the brain — 32,023 Mood or memory problems — 31,720
The analysis said irregularities occurring after receiving COVID vaccination “does not necessarily mean they were caused by the vaccine.