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Latest Post in Covid Vaccine Requirements:

A "calculated risk" is an apt characterization.

user link on wwwnc.cdc.gov

The CDC has a proactive stance with an emphasis on political concerns vs public opinion:

When lives are at stake, it is better to err on the side of overreaction than under-reaction. Because of the unpredictability of influenza, responsible public health leaders must be willing to take risks on behalf of the public. This requires personal courage and a reasonable level of understanding by the politicians to whom these public health leaders are accountable. All policy decisions entail risks and benefits: risks or benefits to the decision maker; risks or benefits to those affected by the decision.

The CDC's position would be more in line with the apparent stance that public health is to be managed as a collective issue by world leaders and experts with a minimal concern for public input.

Serious side effects from the swine flu vaccine in 1976 were documented but rare:

What NIIP did not and could not survive, however, was the second blow, finding cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) among persons receiving swine flu immunizations. As of 1976, >50 "antecedent events" had been identified in temporal relationship to GBS, events that were considered as possible factors in its cause.

The swine flu of 1976 and COVID-19 are not exactly the same but have many parallels. What we should watch carefully is the VAERS database as vaccine manufacturers have special exemptions from liability:

...instead of boxes of bottled vaccine, the vaccine manufacturers delivered an ultimatum—that the federal government indemnify them against claims of adverse reactions as a requirement for release of the vaccines. The government quickly capitulated to industry's demand for indemnification.

VAERS database: user link on vaers.hhs.gov

Something to keep in mind is that reports in the VAERS database are not verified. It is still useful information in aggregate, however.

Watch for a potential uptick in adverse reaction reports, especially with regard to antibody-dependent enhancement: user link on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

October will be the right around the six-month mark since the COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out. A much better understanding of any potential adverse effects may be apparent at that time. It is something to monitor carefully.

Sencer, D. J., & Millar, J. (2006). Reflections on the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccination Program. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 29-33. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1201.051007.

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