Horowitz: Study shows shocking number of vaccine symptoms, yet authors applaud as safe
What is worse than promoting vaccines without human clinical trials, as our government is doing with the latest Pfizer and Moderna booster shots? Continuing to promote the old shots that already have human data confirming they are dangerous. Every week, more studies continue to hint at a magnitude of serious injury that shocks the conscience, yet the medical, scientific, and public policy establishments continue to promote them.
Saudi researchers just published a retrospective, cross-sectional study in Cureus tracking the adverse events of roughly 1,000 12- to 18-year-olds who received COVID shots between July 2021 and March 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their results demonstrate a lopsided cost-benefit analysis and hint at a cataclysmic level of injury, yet shockingly, in order to get published, they had to conclude, “Our findings might enhance public trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, which could speed up the immunization procedure.” That in itself is a political statement, not a technical funding of a study, but alas, this is the “scientific” world we now live in.
Would you trust a shot from which a majority of kids experienced at least minor symptoms and a measurable minority had to be hospitalized?
Let’s begin with the minor side effects:
Among participants who experienced COVID-19 vaccination adverse reactions (54.9%, No.= 554), 87.5% had pain at the site of injection, 84.5% reported fatigue, 69% had a headache, 67.5% had a fever, 39.7% had chills, and 19.1% had nausea and vomiting (Figure 1). Other adverse effects had been recorded by the participants such as menstrual disturbance, lymph node enlargement, muscle and bone aches, runny nose, red eye, flu, and drowsiness. Of note, 75.6% of the participants reported using medications to avoid or mitigate vaccination side effects.
Freeze frame right there. When is it normal for more than half of participants to experience flu or cold-like symptoms from a vaccine? The fact that so many experienced even minor symptoms from a novel therapeutic in itself should raise concerns about unknown long-term effects. Moreover, these are the symptoms that children would typically get anyway from COVID, and especially with Omicron, the symptoms would be no worse than those mentioned on this list – minus the menstrual disturbances.
So why should anyone risk getting the shot when it – up front – gives you the symptoms of COVID itself? This is especially poignant given that most children already got COVID and that there are questions about the shots impeding the natural immune response and ironically making one more likely to get COVID again.
There were also a couple of other important observations from the study’s results that are worth mentioning:
After adjustments, the incidence of headaches increased by about 5.6 times for those who got two shots when compared to participants who received a single dose. This indicates a dose dependency, which likely means that those getting multiple boosters, as our government continues to recommend, are going to be increasingly prone to adverse events.
They found a 2.4-fold increase in those reporting post-vaccination symptoms among those who already had the virus. This confirms what we have known for well over a year – that those whose systems are already primed by the virus are more prone to an inflammatory response. It was criminal from a cost-benefit analysis to administer and even mandate these shots on those with prior infection because not only did they not need to assume the risk of this novel therapy, but they were more prone to risk than anyone else.
Now let’s move on to serious side effects. Typically, we don’t tolerate more than an infinitesimal amount of serious adverse events in order for a product to remain on the market, much less for the government to fund, endorse, distribute, and even mandate it. About 1.265% of the people in the study sample were hospitalized, and about 4.85% needed to see a doctor. If you extrapolate for the entire U.S. population who received the vaccine, that would work out to be about 2.82 million people who needed hospitalization and over 10 million who needed to see a doctor. These numbers harmonize with many other estimates and calculations. German insurance data seemed to show somewhere between 4% and 5% of those vaccinated were sick enough to file a medical billing claim.
Also, nearly 7% of those who experienced symptoms had lasting effects for more than five days. That’s one heck of a disruption, which might explain the labor shortages in so many fields, such as aviation. And again, this is all before we factor in doses 3-5.
So far, the new booster from Moderna has shown no greater degree of efficacy than the old concoction. In fact, Japanese researchers have now found evidence that the COVID shots cause antibody dependent disease enhancement for Omicron after several months. That is to say that even though there might be slight efficacy for a few weeks, thereafter the efficacy actually goes negative because the suboptimal antibodies are strong enough to bind to the virus but not strong enough to neutralize, thereby creating a Trojan horse effect, guiding the virus into the body’s cells. A recent study of Pfizer’s 5- to 11-year-old shot by NIH researchers showed negative efficacy after 20 weeks. So we are offering children up-front flu-like symptoms with the risk of serious injury and death in return for long-term negative efficacy against a variant that is less virulent than the flu and for a broader virus than never threatened them!
It is simply astounding how these shots were ever approved, but it is now being done with malice. Biden himself said the pandemic is over, few people get seriously ill from Omicron, and most people already got the virus. So how could the government justify rushing more shots without human trials, or worse, with studies already showing negative efficacy, ubiquitous inflammatory responses, and appallingly high levels of serious injury?
Instead of pushing to recall the shots, the study authors conclude that the findings will “enhance” public trust in the vaccine. “Only 2.3% of the included teenagers needed admission to the hospital which indicates that fewer severe side effects were reported after receiving COVID-19 immunization,” wrote the authors. Well, I guess that is fewer than the 55% who experienced more minor symptoms, but that is a lot more than in the 1 in 100,000 we would usually expect.Then again, if they are expecting the public to assume 100% of people will drop dead, then I guess the findings are reassuring. But if they were expecting safe vaccines, the findings will bring a very different sort of clarity.