The chief scientist for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) program aimed at facilitating development of COVID-19 vaccines confirmed on Dec. 1, 2020 that 10-15 percent of the volunteers, who participated in clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of experimental vaccines developed by Pfizer, Inc. (in partnership with BioNTech SE) and Moderna, Inc. (in partnership with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), reported “significantly noticeable” side effects.1
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who leads OWS, which is a partnership involving private industry and agencies of the federal government,2 said that side effects suffered by clinical trial participants given Pfizer/BioNTech’s messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 vaccine and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine have included redness and pain at the injection site, along with fever, chills, muscle aches and headaches.1 3 4
Some Reactions Have Been Serious and Severe
Some of those reactions have been serious, including the case of 44-year-old Luke Hutchison of Utah who suffered a fever (over 100°F), chills, bone and muscle aches, a bad headache and shortness of breath after getting the second dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine during a Phase 3 trial. Hutchison compared his symptoms “full-on COVID-like symptoms.”5
“I started shaking. I had cold and hot rushes. I was sitting by the phone all night long thinking: ‘Should I call 911?’” Hutchison said. “Nobody prepared me for the severity of this.”6
Another Phase 3 trial participant (a woman in her 50s) who received the mRNA-1273 vaccine suffered a migraine that “left her exhausted and struggling to focus.5 She said:
If this proves to work, people are going to have to toughen up. The first dose is no big deal. And then the second dose will definitely put you down for the day for sure. You will need to take a day off after the second dose.5
More than 40,000 and 30,000 volunteers participated in the now-completed Phase 3 trials for Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, respectively.3 4
In one of the earlier trials for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, more than half of the 45 participants experienced side effects, including two severe reactions—a Grade 3 fever of over 101.3°F two days after vaccination, and sleep disturbance one day after vaccination.7
Severe reactions were also suffered by several individuals in an early trial for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine consisting of 45 participants—including the case of 29-year-old Ian Haydon of Seattle, Washington. Within 12 hours of receiving a second dose of mRNA-1273, Haydon came down with a fever of over 103°F. He sought medical care at an urgent care center.8
Vaccine Reactogenicity: The “Elephant” in the Room
“Somebody needs to address the elephant: What about vaccine reactogenicity?” asks Deborah Fuller, PhD, professor of vaccinology at the University of Washington in Seattle. “I feel like it’s being glossed over.”5
An independent analysis of Moderna’s Phase 3 trial determined that 9.7 percent of the participants suffered severe fatigue following vaccination, 8.9 percent suffered severe muscle pain, 5.2 percent suffered severe joint pain and 4.5 percent suffered severe headaches. An analysis of the Pfizer/BioNTech Phrase 3 trial found that 3.8 percent of participants suffered from severe fatigue and 2 percent of participants suffered severe headaches.5
Arnold Monto, MD, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health notes that these rates of severe reactions are higher than the public is used to. “This is higher reactogenicity than is ordinarily seen with most flu vaccines, even the high-dose ones,” Dr. Monto says. With Pfizer and Moderna planning to supply their COVID-19 vaccines to some 35 million people around the world by the end of this year, hundreds of thousands of people may experience severe reactions to these two vaccines alone.5
ACIP Calls for Transparency on Vaccine Side Effects that “Are not a walk in the park”
At a Nov. 20 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on medical issues, doctors urged the CDC and vaccine manufacturers to be transparent about the “rough side effects” people may experience after getting the initial dose of COVID-19 vaccines so that they are not scared away from getting the second dose.1
ACIP liaison from the American Medical Association (AMA) Sandra Fryhofer, MD stressed:
We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park. They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.1
What Will Be the Long-Term Side Effects?
Perhaps the biggest question concerning the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, as well as others, may be, “What will be the long-term side effects of these vaccines?” While Dr. Slaoui observed that the vaccines have produced short- to medium-term reactions, he indicated that there is no way to know what longer-term side effects such as autoimmune diseases may be. “[T]he very long-term safety [of the vaccines] is not yet understood by definition,” Dr. Slaoui said.1
As a recent article in USA Today pointed out, medical experts “still don’t know the long-term effects of the vaccines and won’t know until after the trials are completed and researchers monitor participants in the real world for years after.”9
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1 Lovelace B. Trump Covid vaccine czar says side effects ‘significantly noticeable’ in 10% to 15% of recipients. CNBC Dec. 1, 2020.
2 Fact Sheet: Explaining Operation Warp Speed. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
3 Press release. Pfizer and BioNTech Conclude Phase 3 Study of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Meeting All Primary Efficacy Endpoints. Pfizer Nov. 18, 2020.
4 Webull Financial. Moderna Announces Primary Efficacy Analysis In Phase 3 COVE Study For Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate; Vaccine Efficacy Against COVID-19 Was 94.1%, Vaccine Efficacy Against Severe COVID-19 Was 100%. Nov. 11, 2020.
5 TVR Staff. Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Provokes ‘COVID-Like Symptoms’ in Phase 3 Trial. The Vaccine Reaction Oct. 19, 2020.
6 Wadman M. Public needs to prep for vaccine side effects. Science Nov. 27, 2020.
7 TVR Staff. Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Adverse Reactions in Over Half of Clinical Trial Volunteers. The Vaccine Reaction July 18, 2020.
8 Cáceres M. Volunteer Describes His Serious Reaction in Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Trial. The Vaccine Reaction May 30, 2020.
9 Rodriguez A, Hauck G. Will there be side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine? When can you get it? We answer your vaccine questions. USA Today Dec. 2, 2020.
I would like to share but the footnote links are not working on my chrome browser. Are the footnotes real?
If you click on the drop down box that says “click here to view references,” and then click on the specific reference the link should work. It worked for me, at least. I use the Qwant search extension added to Fire Fox. I avoid Google because they track everything, and compile data for financial gain. See The Creepy Line movie on Amazon Prime or buy the DVD. Also check out Zach Vorhies on Project Veritas’s website for more info. Also Google owns stock in a company called Vaccitech and since purchasing that stock, has been censoring any anti- or unfavorable vaccine information. Once again, Google has a financial incentive for their data mining, and censorship.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and you are not your own? For you were bought at great price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God”s 1st Corinthians 6 19 20. NKJV
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1 Lovelace B. Trump Covid vaccine czar says side effects ‘significantly noticeable’ in 10% to 15% of recipients. CNBC Dec. 1, 2020.
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I had my last vaccination in 1976 against Typhoid and i felt very ill afterwards. The vaccine site in my upper left rm is now often painful and i am suffering numbness and weakness in my left arm.At the age of 71 I trust my intuition enough to say that having another jab now for coronavirus would be a good voluntary way of committing suicide!
It sounds like the general population is going to be one big guinea pig to experiment on.
Excellent article. We don’t even know the long term effects from vaccines that have been in use for decades, let alone one developed in under a year, or about 1/10 the normal trial/testing time. Mainly the effects of multiple injections of vaccines containing mercury and aluminum are not well known. Aluminum has been used in most vaccines for over 50 years. And it does not easily leave the body under normal detoxing processes. Of course, pharma and your doctor will NEVER admit that there might be rather severe debilitating consequences over after long term use. Oh, I don’t know…say something like a little dementia or Alzheimer’s. But don’t worry, pharma has even more drugs to treat those illnesses…the very illnesses they might be causing. And now you have the formula for how our medical system works..no cures, just disease management using endless drugs.
No matter, like a few states have done already, soon these vaccine injured elders/seniors with or without the patient’s or the family’s co-operation, will be introduced to a “compassionate” solution to these injuries that caused their brain impairment, euthanasia.
‘the very illnesses they might be causing’
There is no ‘might’ about it, let’s be real they ARE DEFINTELY causing.
They just supress symptoms whilst slowly giving your body more to deal with never fixing anything until everything breaks and you die horribly and extremely expensively.
although the short term reactions to these vaccines are disturbing enough, my biggest concern particularly with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are what is understated in the last paragraph of this article! what will be the long term effects??? I really feel that this is something that needs to be addressed and for people to fully understand, which as stated is impossible as this stage because all trials have been conducted so fast and we only have at best a few months of follow-up. How would this affect young people in reporductive age and their children and any subsequent future generations? anything that involves possible changes in our own genetic make-up should be seen by all as extremely dangerous.
I would venture to say the long-term AEs say 5-10 years out would be mortality rates of 50-75%. All soft kill techniques that probably would be difficult to track back to the jabs.
So if you already have migraine headaches and this vaccine is forced upon you, then what? How many people end up with stroke symptoms?
Who is going to care for you when everyone is being vaccinated?
Stand up to the CDC, fight and say Hell No!
Where are the doctors who are aware of this? Are you too afraid of the governing authorities? Or do you see this as a revenue increase?
the fact that the media is saying nothing about any of this and only saying that it is over 90% effective is very scary. People are going to get seriously effected or worse and they don’t know it. I already have an autoimmune issue. What really scares me is that the government is saying the vaccine won’t be forced, but it appears that it will in a lot of instances. Depending on where you work, if you want to travel or even attend certain things, it won’t be allowed unless you can prove you have the vaccine. If I were to get it it would likely kill me, or leave me bed ridden as I have a preexisting condition. My daughter has a hear and lung condition and my son is on the spectrum, with pages and pages of allergies to hundreds of foods, chemicals, drugs, etc. If any of it are forced to get it, it will likely be the end of us.
I understand that Covid is scary, but rushing a vaccine in 6 months when it typically takes 10+ years to do proper testing and proper trials, is so stupid.
plus was it even tested during the trial to see if people who received the vaccine could still shed and pass it on to others. If so, what is the point.
I intend to watch the situation for now and see if any of the vaccines developed sound worth taking. As a healthy 65 year old who already takes high-dose vitamin D – so it seems does Dr. Anthony Fauci – can someone give me a cost-benefit analysis for vaccination on top of the immune system improvement already offered by vitamin D.
I live in a country where compulsion does not seem particularly likely for the moment. Experts also seem to have alleged that forced procedures or coercion breach the, ahem, Nuremberg Convention. So much for abiding by international law and treaties.
This is not a particularly dangerous disease to healthy people unlike for instance Ebola, smallpox, polio, SARS-COV-1 or MERS. From what I read the risk to under-60s in many countries is broadly on a par with the risks from driving a car – and we don’t stop doing that.
I can see why frail and elderly people would benefit from a vaccine. But they too should be given vitamin D as well.
once you take the shot,there’s no unringing that bell!!!!!Its purpose is to splice into your dna. Once that happens your no longer a creature of god!!!!!! No Thanks!!!!!! JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!
Any word yet what’s in it? What are the ingrediants?
That info should be available somewhere no that it’s been released in the UK
Hey John (posted on December 8th), I’m wanting more information re: what’s in this vaccine. Can you point me to the place that indicated that “their” intent is to splice into our dna. Help?
Why would ANYONE willingly take this jab?
FDA Safety Surveillance of #COVID19 #Vaccines
Absolutely nothing to worry about, right?
Just roll up your sleeve & accept the jab
Sounds perfectly safe
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Link: page 16 / 17 https://www.fda.gov/media/143557/download
11/16/20 Pfizer Vaccine 90% Effective Claim Unsubstantiated by Peer-Review Journals and World Health Organization
Can the public afford to trust vaccine companies who deliberately withhold information and data and have preyed on the public’s desperation to escape lockdowns, while, at the same time, reaping the rewards from the stock market that has responded to a premature and unsupported announcement?
Funny how the Pharma companies used to say that vaccines are totally safe (ala Paul Offit), you can take 10,000 of them, right?
NOW they’re saying that you might feel sick (or worse) once getting the vaccine. But, they can spin things any way they want, the sheep have their heads completely vacant.
And what about the people who will get delayed side-effects?
Great article. Thank you very much. It’s very frightening and unacceptable.
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