Pfizer COVID Vaccine = Heart attack = Reason to Panic?

by: Juergen T Steinmetz | copyright: eTurboNews | Tourism News – Tourism

Travel and Tourism is a multi-billion dollar global industry and is coming back strong. COVID was able to bring this sector to a halt. The COVID vaccine was able to take the fear away, and allow people to live with COVID and travel with COVID.

Besides the vaccine, Pfizer came out with Paxlovid, a treatment for COVID.

News circulating around about the chance to die of a heart attack, because one receives the Pfizer vaccine has caused concern and even some panic in the world. How real or true is this concern?

In Singapore, a total of 413 people have received payouts amounting to $1,895,000 in payouts under the Singapore Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (Vifap) as of Dec 31, according to the Minister of Health.

CDC in the United States is stressing that vaccines save lives by preventing disease.

Social media giants including Facebook, Twitter, and YOUTUBE had been making unbiased discussions on this subject impossible by banning anyone from posting a “wrong” opinion to their networks. This may have caused rumors after rumors circulating in the alternative social media and mouth to mouth.

While there’s no credible evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine increases the risk of heart attack, it can lead to heart inflammation in some people. However, this effect is typically mild and goes away with treatment.

According to Healthline, it’s important to keep in mind that, according to 2021 research, the rate of heart inflammation (myocarditis) from the vaccine seems to occur at a much lower rate than heart inflammation caused by COVID-19 infection.

According to the latest conclusion by the US Centers for Disease Control, most people who get vaccines have no serious problems. Vaccines, like any medicines, can cause side effects, but most are very rare and very mild. Some health problems that follow vaccinations are not caused by vaccines. In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system in the U.S. for resolving vaccine injury petitions – similar to the system offered in Singapore.

It was created in the 1980s after lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce U.S. vaccination rates, which could have caused a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases.

One week after the FDA and CDC found a potential safety concern linking ischemic stroke in older adults to the updated Pfizer vaccine, Israel and EU drug regulators announced they had not found a link between the two.

An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. 

This was echoed in Israel. “We have not turned up such a finding, even after we went back and rechecked all our data after the FDA announcement,” Salman Zarka, the head of Israel’s coronavirus task force, said in a video briefing sent to Reuters last week.

On Jan. 18, the European Medicines Agency also told Reuters that it hasn’t found a safety concern in the EU with the vaccine but that it would continue to monitor data.

However, the FDA and CDC issued a statement that only one of its multiple safety systems, Vaccine Safety Datalink, found a potential problem:

Rapid-response investigation of the signal in the VSD raised a question of whether people 65 and older who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent were more likely to have an ischemic stroke in the 21 days following vaccination compared with days 22-44 following vaccination.

The FDA and CDC are not recommending any “change in vaccination practice.”

69% of the US population has completed the original vaccine series, and 16% — about 50 million people — have received the updated boosters.

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