Updated: Apr 27
When the world was in the midst of the covid crises, many could think of nothing more than receiving a life-saving vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones. When the vaccine was finally announced and made available to the masses, many were overjoyed.
Others felt that the vaccines were rushed and unstudied properly. Still others felt that these were not the vaccines that are normally administered to the population for public health. Individuals who were hesitant to take the vaccine felt that these new covid vaccines had the ability to interact with and potentially change genetic material.
The authorities repeatedly told individuals with concerns that they were mistaken and fear-mongering. That these vaccines were safe and effective. Many individuals lost their livelihoods and social circles for taking these vaccines.
As a naturopathic doctor, I had my misgivings about the vaccine. In fact, I was among those who wanted more research. While I'll admit that I never really considered the possibility of the vaccine changing genetic material like DNA (and I was wrong), I didi have misgivings about a vaccine that I felt was rushed and forced upon the population.
As a big proponent of medical freedom of choice, forcing a barely tested vaccine on a fearful population was just plain wrong. I believed that harm could come from the vaccines but I wasn't quite sure of the impact.
After all, vaccines are just medical interventions and they can cause harm just like any other medical intervention. Now, almost 3 years into the vaccine administration to the public at large, there's research indicating that there are indeed serious side effects linked to taking the covid vaccine.
Study Links Covid Vaccine with Serious Adverse Effects
This study in the Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection highlights the statistical results of a harm-benefit analysis with the data they had available. The researchers only had the data provided to them from the FDA and Health Canada sites who, in turn, received their data from Pfizer and Moderna.
The study found that there was a 36% increase in chances of serious adverse effects like coagulation disorders and cardiovascular disorders from the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine didn't seem to have as a high of a risk for serious adverse events.
Both vaccines though were found to have a higher risk of serious adverse events than lowering the risk of being hospitalized for covid. This means that taking the vaccines might be more risky than previously thought.
Serious adverse events that were associated with the vaccine included:
Even the CDC admitted that there was risk of myocarditis and pericarditis associated with the covid vaccine.
The above list is just some of the adverse events that were reported and studied. Many others have reported Bell's Palsy, controllable tremors, headaches, general unwell feeling, and many more.
So what are we to make of this data?
If I'm being honest, I've been quite skeptical of the CDC ever since the covid outbreak. Instead of telling people about the importance of vitamin D, glutathione, and other nutrients to better protect their health and prevent a more serious case of covid, they told symptomatic people to stay home until it was too late.
This led to many unnecessary deaths and countless lives changed. I'm still grieved over how the whole situation was handled.
Now we potentially have another covid related disaster to consider. Are the covid vaccines really safe and effective? Are they dangerous? What is the real extent of vaccinating millions of people with an experiment?
Unfortunately only time will tell.
There is Still Hope
I'd hate to end this post with doom and gloom. There's enough of that in the world already right?
So what can you do if you or your loved one has already been vaccinated and you are experiencing symptoms?
Make sure that you getting optimal nutrient intake and basic self care, i.e sleeping, stress-reduction techniques, exercise, and positive relationships.
Consider natural alternatives that have been shown to have anti spike protein activity like gingko, quercetin, curcumin, and ellagic acid found in foods like pomegranates.
Last talk to your local naturopathic doctor to get a personalized roadmap to health.
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