Should you worry about this side effect of modern and Pfizer COVID vaccines?

Individuals react to the vaccine in different ways. Newly authorized coronaviruses cause vaccination Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) And Moderna (NASDAQ: mRNA) There are no exceptions. Late-stage clinical studies of both vaccines revealed that some participants developed the same medical condition. in this Motley flower live On December 16, 2020, the video, recorded by Healthcare and Cannabis Bureau Chief Corin Cardina and author Keith Spites, discussed whether Americans should be concerned about the potential side effects similar to Pfizer and Modern’s vaccines.

Corinne Cardina: Now turning to the couple living in different headlines there seems to be some concern about the adverse effect of Bell’s paralysis. Is this a side effect that may actually affect public opinion of this vaccine? We need to know what it is and what it means?

Keith Spites: Yes. I think Pfizer and everyone is hoping that it does not adversely affect public opinion because basically, what Bell’s paralysis is, Corinne, is a muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of a person’s face. And it can be scary at first. Some people may think they are having a stroke because it is similar to one of the symptoms associated with a stroke where you have this paralysis on one side.

But this is actually quite a benign situation. This can be inconvenient. My wife actually had this several years ago, and it was very annoying, but it was not very problematic.

I tried to make things better, Cornynne, though I think I was unsuccessful because I asked her to look at the silver lining: it made it easier for her to show mixed feelings about things because of her She could smile with half of the face, with the other half. And he did not think that it was a great silver lining. But this is an irritating, irritable type of condition, but nothing to worry too much about, and it usually resolves on its own in a few weeks or months.

The reason why this happened is because the Bells palsy occurred in participants in both of these studies, with Pfizer and Modern’s studies. I think Pfizer’s study had four people, all of whom received the vaccine, who developed Bell’s paralysis. Then in Modern’s late-stage study, four people also paralyze Bell, but three of them were in the vaccine group and one was in the placebo group.

Now, in both these studies, no causal relationship was established. There was no convincing and difficult reason to think that vaccines actually caused Bell in either study. But they cannot rule it, just it is not enough to control it completely.

If you had taken the exact same amount of people in these studies away from the street in a major city in the US, there would actually be more people with Bell’s paralysis than we saw in these two studies. So, I think, a little comfort, that the rates that happened are actually much lower than the general population.

Personally, I think this is something they are going to see. I think you will talk to the committee about this tomorrow. But I don’t think it’s anything that’s going to stop Modern’s vaccine from getting emergency use authorization, and at this point, I don’t think it’s anything for Americans to worry about. This is a serious concern.

Corinne Cardina: good. This is great insight. Thinking more about side effects, is the risk of this information becoming scarce, adverse events are reported as the public starts getting vaccinated? I think Bell’s headlines have been an example of this. Should companies use their PR power to assure Americans that it is safe?

Keith Spites: Absolutely. I think it is a human tendency to focus on the negative, even when the negative is overwhelmed by the positive. I think you can see it on social media. I think some people are resistant to vaccines in general, and I think they are going to seize any negatives and possibly blow those negatives out of proportion.

So I think it is very important that companies, governments, state governments, local governments really try to get the word out to educate people about what things should really be concerned about, what are the things that really I do not have serious concern.

There are some things that can happen. There are very common adverse effects with these vaccines. You may develop fever, you may feel tired, you may have pain or tenderness at the injection site. These are the common types of things that people should be prepared to really expect and not be worried about if you develop fever after receiving the vaccine.

But this is not just with COVID vaccines, it is common with almost any type of vaccine. So I think the public needs to be educated on these things.

You have recently read Dr. Talked to Leo Nisola and that was one of his talks. I think his biggest concern was that misinformation could have been spread. I think it’s really important that the true story gets out there because we really want to stop vaccination rates as much as possible to end this epidemic.

Corinne Cardina: Absolutely. We will keep breaking those myths as soon as we come here.

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