(Liberty Bell) – Germany, France, Italy, and Spain have become the most recent nations to suspend distribution of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as some recipients of the shot report troubling blood clots.
WND reports, citing the Associated Press, that the pharmaceutical firm and European regulatory bodies are insistent that the vaccine itself can’t be blamed for concerning symptoms appearing after it is administered.
AstraZeneca says that out of the 17 million people who have received the shot in the European Union and Great Britain, just 37 have reported blood clots.
A good point, until you consider that 54,571 people have reported adverse symptoms after receiving the AstraZeneca inoculation all across Europe, including at least 198 deaths.
Meanwhile, adverse symptoms have been reported at a rate of nearly twice that, or 102,100, after receiving Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine. That includes 957 deaths, according to former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson who has dedicated the last year of his life to studying and covering the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the AP, the EU drug regulatory agency has called for a Thursday meeting to go over the findings and determine whether they will need to take action against the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The firm is set to apply for authorization in the United States.
So far, the U.S. has been distributing the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.
Concerns over the novel vaccines has been mounting in Europe for some time.
Last week, the nation of Denmark suspended use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Ireland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, the Congo, and Bulgaria all soon followed suit.
We are constantly told that concern over the safety and efficacy of vaccinations—particularly those rushed through production and being administered to a human population for the first time, ever—is completely unfounded and foolish.
Yet here are several major global nations in which enough officials considered it risky to continue to administer a vaccine for which there have been consistent reports of adverse effects.
There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to vaccines, but after the COVID pandemic, I think we can safely say this snob fallacy can end, forever.
Clearly there are issues with the safety of vaccines at times and ought to be addressed as is being done in Europe.
Of course, over here across the pond, the now-demigod Anthony Fauci of the NIH is trashing those “Trump supporters” who are concerned about the vaccines.
And this is the guy still heading up the government response to the pandemic.
Speaking with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday, Fauci was asked if Trump should be “enlisted” to “get his voters to take this vaccine.”
“Chuck, I hope he does, because the numbers that you gave are so disturbing,” Fauci said in response to a poll which showed 47% of Trump voters are opting to not get a vaccine.
“How such a large proportion of a certain group of people would not want to make — would not want to get vaccinated merely because of political consideration. It makes absolutely no sense.”
It couldn’t possibly be healthy skepticism and the ability to do one’s own research and make one’s own decisions about what to do with their body, could it?
Oh no, not at all.
Clearly they’re just stupid, Fauci continued, explaining that “political persuasion” is needed to separate “from what’s common sense, no-brainer public health things.”
“The history of vaccinology has rescued us from smallpox, from polio, from measles, from all of the other diseases. What is the problem here?” he said, using the most common adamantly pro-vaccine talking points.
Of course, it’s not clueless Americans waiting to be “politically persuaded” by the benevolent Dr. Fauci who have raised concerns about the vaccine, it’s health experts and scientists, who remind a sensible public that the vaccines are all experimental, having been developed and produced in less than a year.
Typically, WND notes, it takes 10 to 15 years to bring a vaccine to market—and there are many who have their reservations about those vaccines still when they do.
“People who experience adverse reactions can filed a report via the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS. The passive reporting system has recorded more than 1,500 deaths associated with coronavirus vaccines,” WND also points out.
On Monday, Biden was asked by a reporter if Trump should take up the charge of promoting the vaccine, which was produced and brought to distribution under his eye when he was still in the White House.
Biden said the “thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks, is what the local doctor, what the local preacher, what the local people in the community say.”
…Unless your doctor, preacher, or fellow community members are themselves concerned about the vaccine, one presumes.
When asked about Trump's involvement in COVID vaccine outreach, Pres. Biden says his team told him that "thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks, is what the local doctor, what the local preacher, what the local people in the community say." pic.twitter.com/vgYfkuR0GX
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 15, 2021
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