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1936, 13 Dec 20

Side Effects from the Vaccine

The news feed is starting to fill up with examples of people having adverse effects from the Coronavirus vaccines and some are using it as a reason to eschew getting it.

Last week, two health-care workers in the United Kingdom who were among the first batch of people to get the vaccine after it was authorized developed anaphylaxis, a severe allergic response.

Both were known to have a history of severe allergic reactions, and both were treated and recovered. A third person reportedly suffered a rapid heartbeat. British authorities issued new guidance saying people with a history of anaphylaxis should consult with their doctor before taking the vaccine. Researchers do not know what substance in the vaccine formula triggered the severe allergic response.

“When you make a decision to launch a vaccine like this, it’s not because you know everything,” said Paul Offit, a pediatrician and vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel that endorsed the vaccine Thursday. But, he added, “I think we know enough.”

Of course there will be side effects. And of course they will be different for different people. Humans are complex organisms and the injection or ingestion of any substance will have varying effects.

Demands of 100% safety are not reasonable? That various vaccines will likely help a lot of people avoid getting COVID-19. It will also likely hurt and kill a few people. There are risks. There are also risks if you don’t get the vaccine, and those risks are also different for different people. It is up to each of us to weigh the risks and make the best decision we can.

As for me, I’ve already had it, so I don’t need the vaccine. I’ve been naturally inoculated. Some of y’all might want to think about getting the vaccine when it is available. Some of y’all might be young and healthy and decide that it is not worth the risk because there is a 99.9% survival rate from COVID-19 for your demographic.

Make good choices!


1936, 13 December 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    We are a few years from “If you took COVID 19 vaccine and had (x,y,z) side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.”

    Give it to vulnerable. Let everyone else decide.

  2. steveegg

    You’re optimistic, Kevin.  We’re a matter of months, if not weeks, from the trial lawyers coming for Pfizer and Moderna.

    From what I’ve seen, the immediate side effects are common to all vaccines and on the mild end.

  3. Mark Hoefert

    Re: liability claims.

    Might want to look at the fine print.

    Americans who suffer adverse reactions to coronavirus vaccines that the U.S. is racing to develop will have a hard time getting compensated for injuries from the drugs.
    That’s because pandemic-related claims for vaccines will be routed to a rarely used federal program set up to encourage drugmakers to help combat public health emergencies. It spares pharmaceutical and device makers from costly liability lawsuits in exchange for taxpayers compensating injured patients — though it doesn’t guarantee there’s funding to do so.

    This would not be a money making enterprise for most lawyers.  In 10 years the program has paid $5.7 million to 39 claimants, average of $146,000.

  4. jonnyv

    Owen is right, there will be side effects with a small number of people, and possibly deaths from the vaccine. As there are with ANY vaccine.

    BUT… people scared of what the vaccine COULD do years down the line make no sense to me. We don’t know what COVID could be doing to your body years down the line either. Both are devils we don’t know.

    I already had COVID, and I will STILL get the vaccine at some point in the future. I am just in no hurry to do so now, let the people who absolutely need it get it first. I can wait until the end of the Summer at this point. There is very little fear of re-infection for another few months for me.

  5. Mar

    “BUT… people scared of what the vaccine COULD do years down the line make no sense to me.”
    So,I had a vaccine compliments of the Air Force and the side effects made me as sick as I ever have been.
    No,I am not going to take the vaccine. I never got the flu shot and never got the flu.
    I’ve been exposed to so many diseases, bacterias and viruses working in special education and health care, I am not worried about the Chinese/Democrat virus.
    If you want to get the vaccine, great. If you want to wear a mask, great.
    But, no, no vaccine or mask for me.

  6. Mar

    Can’t wait for Senile Joe and Kamala “The Whore” to take the vaccine while President Trump is still in office.
    My guess they won’t.
    Maybe in late January, they will.
    But if they get the vaccine, they will need to thank President Trump for their jabs.

  7. Tuerqas

    From what I have read, this vaccine has no live culture.  When I have had the flu shot, I have gotten the flu, but that was because there is a live flu virus in the vaccine.  There should be no relation between getting Covid from taking the vaccine.  That narrows it down to allergic reactions common to any new drug and I am willing to take those risks.  The more people that take it the sooner restrictions are lifted.  My doctor said the tipping point is 60%.  Once 60% have had the vaccine or the virus, there should be no more travel restrictions or any others because of it.  (Only from the new virus that either China will put out for economic reasons, or the US puts out for control reasons once Covid is tamed.)

    Control is power and few have ever relinquished it easily.  Socialism will be so much easier to implement under quarantine restrictions.  I can’t even express how fortunate I believe we have been to have had this under a largely a-political POTUS.  I think we are in for unprecedented times ahead under a regime that wants to use the powers available under emergency conditions.

  8. Jason

    Today’s briefing from the Madison DHS talking head…  she was asked “If I get the vaccine is there any reason for me to wear a mask, and is there any reason for me not to go out say to a bar with friends who have also been vaccinated?”


    Her answer “Well, we don’t know exactly what the vaccine will do to stop a person from being able to spread Covid, so we will likely be wearing masks for a long time as we work through the effects of this vaccine on the disease”.   WHAT THE FUCK?  Great way to instill confidence in the public lady.  Your boss should be firing you now.

  9. steveegg

    Narrator – As long as Maggie Gau is governor, we won’t be losing the muzzles, and as long as her fellow Democrats control local health agencies, we won’t be losing the business-killing “emergency health” orders.

  10. Mar

    That’s the game plan of liberals. Rule by fear and intimidation.
    And her reasoning was not based on “science”.

  11. Tuerqas

    And her reasoning was not based on “science”.

    Sure it was, the science is settled already!  Some infectious diseases spread through the air.  Why would we ever want to infect our loved ones ever again?

    Wear the masks, don’t gather.  Just for 100 days…at a time. And at the next election, we can’t have extra personnel at the early voting counting sites, it would pose too great a danger to our hard working agents, er, volunteers.

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