We can learn a lot about the vaccine’s side effects by looking at the 53-page FDA report that came out on December 10.
There we learn that 7.5% of people that got Dose 1 got a fever of at least 100 degrees. When given Dose 2, that number rose to over 30%.
After Dose 1, 47% of recipients said they had fatigue, with most mild to moderate and just 1.4% severe. After Dose 2, 59% of people said they had fatigue, with 4.6% saying it was severge.
It’s pretty equal for Dose 1 & 2 that you’ll have a headache, 42% to 52%, respectively.
Muscle pain is also common, with 21% reporting it after Dose 1 and 37% after Dose 2. Joint pain is similar, at 11% and 22%, respectively.
14% of those taking Dose 1 have chills; 35% taking Dose 2 have them. Fewer than 2% vomit after either dose of the vaccine. Around 10% have diarrhea after either dose.
This is how the report talks about those side effects:
“A higher frequency of unsolicited, non-serious adverse events was reported in the vaccine group compared to placebo group and was primarily attributed to local reactions and systemic adverse events in subjects not in the reactogenicity subset and are consistent with solicited reactions/events reported by reactogenicity subset participants during the first 7 days following vaccination.”
Aside from those ‘common’ side effects, there were some uncommon.
Four people that took the vaccine got Bell’s palsy, which is a form of facial paralysis. These people had this happen to them 3, 9, 37, and 48 days after getting the shot.
A few people died during the trials, with most deaths happening in the placebo group.
Here’s a summary of the side effects:
“The vaccine has been shown to elicit increased local and systemic adverse reactions as compared to those in the placebo arm, usually lasting a few days. The most common solicited adverse reactions were injection site reactions (84.1%), fatigue (62.9%), headache (55.1%), muscle pain (38.3%), chills (31.9%), joint pain (23.6%), fever (14.2%). Adverse reactions characterized as reactogenicity were generally mild to moderate. The number of subjects reporting hypersensitivity-related adverse events was numerically higher in the vaccine group compared with the placebo group (137 [0.63%] vs. 111 [0.51%]).”
Interestingly, in that 53-page report we’re never actually told what is in the vaccine.
I found this site called Technology Review that does a pretty good job with that. Business Insider also has a look.
Here’s what’s in the vaccine coming out from Pfizer:
- nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike glycoprotein (S) of SARS-CoV-2
- (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis (ALC-3015)
- (2-hexyldecanoate),2-[(polyethyleneglycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide (ALC-0159)
- 1,2-distearoyl-snglycero-3-phosphocholine (DPSC)
- potassium chloride
- monobasic potassium phosphate
- sodium chloride
- basic sodium phosphate dihydrate
I have no idea what most of that stuff is. “Reading the ingredient list is like looking at the side of a cereal box, except that you need a degree in organic chemistry to understand it.”
The vaccine is still called BNT162b at this point, though it’ll likely get some flashier, marketable name very soon.
And we don’t know everything about that main mRNA ingredient.
“Pfizer is holding back a little. The spike gene sequence can be tweaked in small ways for better performance, by means that include swapping letters. We don’t think Pfizer has said exactly what sequence it is using, or what modified nucleosides. That means the content of the shot may not be 100% public.”
I haven’t seen any recent polls, but I still think most Americans are wary about taking the vaccine.
I suspect that by the time summer rolls around, most will be pressured into getting the vaccine or they won’t be allowed to work, send their kids to school, fly on a plane, go into a store, visit the doctor, or a lot of other things.
What happens if they still refuse? Probably best not to ask.
With such overwhelming pressure to take it, I think that’s a very good reason not to take it.
And then there's one other small point:
On page 30 of the report we learn something that I don’t think the corporate media will tell you.
Of the 20,000 people that got Dose 2, just 8 of them later tested positive for Covid.
But at the same time, of the 20,000 that got the placebo, we know that 162 of them eventually tested positive for Covid and that 3 of those cases were severe.
Let me put it another way: 0.8% of the people that got the placebo eventually tested positive for Covid, and 1.9% had a severe case.
I think these numbers are horrifying for the vaccine proponents, and amazing for those skeptical of the virus.
Because even the vaccine’s own study, conducted by the FDA, makes it clear that if you don’t get the vaccine and still get Covid, you have a 98% chance of having a mild case of it.
So why even get the vaccine when the vaccine’s own study shows that you only have a 2% chance of getting really sick if you don’t get it?
No, I don’t think you’ll be hearing this on the nightly news, even though it’s in the government’s own report.