(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A recent study published by JAMA Network Open claimed that people experiencing side effects such as fever, chills or muscle pain after receiving COVID vaccinations from Pfizer and Moderna are simply having a greater antibody response following vaccination.
CNN quickly took the opportunity to tout the efficacy of the vaccine, assuring people that a heightened reaction to a vaccination is a good thing.
“In conclusion, these findings support reframing postvaccination symptoms as signals of vaccine effectiveness and reinforce guidelines for vaccine boosters in older adults,” the researchers wrote.
William Schaffner, a professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Divison of Infectious Diseases and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, was not involved in the study but was quoted by CNN insisting that all vaccines should have some sort of side effect.
“I don’t want a patient to tell me that, ‘Golly, I didn’t get any reaction, my arm wasn’t sore, I didn’t have fever. The vaccine didn’t work.’ I don’t want that conclusion to be out there,” he said. “This is more to reassure people who have had a reaction that that’s their immune system responding, actually in a rather good way, to the vaccine, even though it has caused them some discomfort.”
The CNN article does not disclose is that the study was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, and some of the doctors who performed the study received government grants during the study’s conduct.
My mini-stroke was a sign it was WORKING! https://t.co/7jHiuVop2N
— Brook Hines 🌸 got the existential willies (@nashville_brook) October 25, 2022
Does that include heart attacks? https://t.co/qqXIiRk543
— Kathy Sis (@Kathy18321419) October 25, 2022
The sicker you get after the jab the better it works. I guess getting myocarditis means it’s really working. 😒https://t.co/VI92sWlins
— Everything Matters (@it_matters_2_me) October 25, 2022
Other studies show a link between COVID vaccinations and changes to women’s menstrual cycles.
Many fully vaccinated people have still become infected with COVID, despite all of their purported protection.