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'There's something going on': Scientists acknowledge the severity of 'long vax' as well as their reluctance to pursue research that might furnish skeptics with a 'sensational headline'
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'There's something going on': Scientists acknowledge the severity of 'long vax' as well as their reluctance to pursue research that might furnish skeptics with a 'sensational headline'

Science, the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has just published damning admissions substantiating fears about COVID-19 vaccines that would have up until recently been verboten to express online.

Just as there is allegedly "long COVID," in which persons who contracted the virus suffer various symptoms long after they should have recovered, the American medical establishment now appears comfortable admitting there is similarly "long vax."

After the obligatory claim that COVID-19 vaccines have saved lives, Science correspondents Gretchen Vogel and Jennifer Couzin-Frankel noted that COVID-19 vaccines aren't just causing side effects, such as "abnormal blood clotting and heart inflammation," but have been linked to "a debilitating suite of symptoms that resembles Long Covid."

"You see one or two patients and you wonder if it’s a coincidence," Dr. Anne Louis Oaklander, neurologist and researcher at Harvard Medical School, told the journal. "But by the time you’ve seen 10, 20. .... Where there's smoke, there's fire."

Vogel and Couzin-Frankel suggested that symptoms of vaccine fallout "can include persistent headaches, severe fatigue, and abnormal heart rate and blood pressure. They appear hours, days, or weeks after vaccination and are difficult to study. But researchers and clinicians are increasingly finding some alignment with known medical conditions."

One of these conditions is reportedly small fiber neuropathy, whereby "nerve damage can cause tingling or electric shock-like sensations, burning pain, and blood circulation problems."

Another is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which can manifest as "muscle weakness, swings in heart rate and blood pressure, fatigue, and brain fog."

The National Institutes of Health noted in December 2022 that researchers examining linkages between COVID-19 vaccines and "uncommon side effects" had found "a slight increase in the number of people who have experienced postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) following vaccination."

Some patients are reportedly unfortunate enough to suffer "features of one or both conditions."

Peter Marks, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, which oversees vaccines, told the journal, "We can't rule out rare cases" where vaccines have triggered small fiber neuropathy or POTS and further stressed the importance of health care providers taking "seriously the concept [of] a vaccine side effect."

However, Marks appears to be worried that admitting vaccines are hurting people in the long term could give rise to a "sensational headline" that would, as Vogel and Couzin-Frankel phrased it, "mislead the public."

The article alludes to the German health minister's recent acknowledgement that COVID-19 vaccines, which were similarly de facto mandatory in his country, have been shown to result in long-term consequences.

Karl Lauterbach, the minister in question, reportedly told Christian Sievers of the ZDF Heute Journal that what has happened to people affected by vaccine injuries "is absolutely dismaying and every single case is one too many. I honestly feel very sorry for these people. There are severe disabilities, and some of them will be permanent," adding "1 in 10,000 is the frequency of serious side effects."

DW reported that the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the German Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedical Drugs, "has registered 333,492 cases of suspected harmful vaccination side effects and 50,833 suspected cases of serious side effects since the start of the vaccination campaign: a reporting rate of 1.78 per 1,000 vaccine doses."

Vogel and Couzin-Frankel stressed that researchers studying the long-term fallout of the vaccines, such as Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale University, are worried about "undermining trust."

Krumholz reportedly indicated he was initially reluctant to "dive in" for fear of bringing to light truths that might be seized upon by vaccine critics.

Notwithstanding his reservations, Krumholz said, "I’m persuaded that there’s something going on” with these side effects. "It’s my obligation, if I truly am a scientist, to have an open mind and learn if there’s something that can be done."

Krumholz and Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki have started a post-vaccination study called LISTEN, for Listen to Immune, Symptom and Treatment Experiences Now, reported the New York Post.

They are attempting to "understand long COVID, post-vaccine adverse events and the corresponding immune responses by collecting information about symptoms and medical history from participants."

Theirs is not the only show in town, however.

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center analyzed a health database of nearly 300,000 people in Los Angeles, all of whom had received at least one COVID-19 shot.

"They found that within 90 days after a shot, the rate of POTS-related symptoms was about 33% higher than in the 3 months before; 2581 people were diagnosed with POTS-related symptoms after vaccination, compared with 1945 beforehand," Vogel and Couzin-Frankel indicated.

Some researchers suspect that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, delivered by the vaccines, may be responsible for "long vax," as it may instigate an immune overreaction and destabilize ACE2 signaling.

Although the specifics of how precisely the vaccines are upending some patients' lives are presently being worked out, Lawrence Purpura, an infectious disease specialist at Columbia University, is certain about the consequences.

Postvaccination illness is "a long, relentless disease," said Purpura.

In recent years, amid a broader effort to censor down vaccine skepticism, the Biden White House has pressured social media companies to silence those who raised concerns about the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 vaccines, including Tucker Carlson.

While curbing dissenting views and squelching expressions of concern, the Biden administration imposed vaccine mandates, knowing full well there were "breakthrough" infections despite COVID-19 vaccination, contrary to how they were sold to the public.

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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