I wrote this at the request of a friend who is receiving enormous pressure to take the jab. She asked me to write something to help her explain why she won’t take it.
An enormous amount of pressure is being placed on people, from politicians, public health officials, the media, celebrities and friends, to get vaccinated. Many go so far as to claim that researching the issue for oneself and doing a careful cost/benefit analysis is selfish. As with all things Covid, this obsessive push is unprecedented, and is not remotely supported by evidence. It is understandable why people are afraid, and mostly misinformed, about Covid in general, and these vaccines in particular. For 18 months we have been subjected to a non stop, entirely one sided, campaign of fear, censorship and misinformation. Factual information from the most credible experts in the world has been labelled “fake” and suppressed. Meanwhile misleading, and often false, information is simply asserted as fact, and those who challenge the narrative are criticized and suppressed. Something very strange is going on here.
Until recently, suggesting that making decisions about one’s own body is selfish, would be mostly unthinkable. Now it is commonplace. Determining what one puts in his body is a basic human right, it is important that we do not sacrifice it. Everyone has a right to assess their own risk and decide for themselves.
Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to take these vaccines.
– How dangerous is Covid for you should you become sick?
It is well known that the risk of Covid varies widely due to age and health. If you are old and sick, it might make sense to take the vaccines, if you are not, it is reasonable to decide not to. Here is the IFR (infection fatality rate) breakdown by age.
Note that for those under 55, the IFR is similar to the seasonal flu. But, and this is very important, these broad demographic categories include large numbers of very unhealthy people. Within each demographic, the IFR is an average of people at higher and lower risk. According to the CDC, 94% of those reported to have died from Covid had severe comorbidities (average of 2.6). This suggests that your health is the most important factor to consider when assessing risk. If you are healthy, not obese, don’t have diabetes or a heart condition, your actual risk will be significantly lower than the average IFR in your group. Under age 65, the risk to you, if you are healthy, is likely to be similar to, or less than, the risk posed by the seasonal flu. In younger groups, if one is healthy, the risk is negligible. The bottom line is that, if you are healthy, Covid is not very dangerous.
– What are the benefits of the vaccines?
According to the manufacturers and the CDC, the vaccines do not necessarily provide immunity, nor prevent infection or transmission. They were tested for efficacy and safety in reducing the likelihood of infection and the severity of the symptoms if infected. Also, while they may reduce transmission and infection, which could accelerate herd immunity, significant numbers of fully vaccinated people have become infected after both doses. This does not mean that you shouldn’t take the vaccine, it just should be considered when assessing risk.
– What are the short-term risks of the vaccines?
These risks range from mild to fatal and include: migraines, muscle soreness, anaphylaxis, uncontrollable spasms, seizures, brain fog, myocarditis, pericarditis and death. How dangerous are these risks? It’s hard to know. Adverse events may (not must) be reported to VAERS (vaccine adverse event reporting system), we can use this information to assess the relative risk of these vaccines to past vaccines. But, it is important to note that a study by Harvard, commissioned by the US government concluded that VAERS vastly under-reports adverse effects. Here is the latest data.
To understand what this means, consider that in 2019 a total of 605 deaths linked to ALL vaccines were reported to VAERS. So far, 11,405 have been reported linked to the Covid vaccines alone. Here is a chart showing reported deaths from 1990 (when it began) and now.
This seems alarming to me. Consider, it is widely accepted that VAERS significantly under-reports the actual adverse events (Harvard studied this, at the request of the CDC, and recommended ways to improve VAERS, the CDC ignored the study), so it is likely that the actual adverse events are higher. There are numerous articles in the corporate press that purport to debunk this information. However, they don’t challenge the numbers, they stress the overall low risk associated with them and suggest, without evidence, that people are gaming the system which has caused over-reporting of adverse events. There are two problems with this unfounded allegation. First, most people have never heard of VAERS, including many doctors. Second, reporting a false event is a crime, punishable by fines and up to 5 years in prison. The striking difference in reported adverse events betwe
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