|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on January 13, 2023 at 8:30 PM|
CDC puts out safety warning about COVID bivalent booster UPDATED
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a warning about the possible side effects of the Pfizer COVID bivalent booster.
The agency is investigating a preliminary "safety signal" that suggests the Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may be linked to an increased risk of ischemic stroke in people aged 65 and older. The CDC has not identified a similar signal with the Bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Safety signals are not conclusive evidence of a problem, but they suggest a possible correlation between events and the vaccine.
The CDC is focusing on ischemic strokes, which are caused by a loss of blood flow to the brain, and may also be happening in other parts of the body, such as the heart. The agency is being cautious in its statement, saying that they only have a "safety signal" and no definitive evidence.
They continue to recommend the vaccine and emphasize that the signal is preliminary. It is worth noting that the safety signal is in older people, not the group where heart problems are most prevalent.
The CDC's handling of the situation is causing concern and speculation among the public. They claim to be transparent, but the fact that the signal was detected in November and is only now being revealed is raising questions about their credibility.