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The New York Times reported that the Astra-Zeneca CoVax injury may have been "Transverse Myelitis." As ominous as that name sounds, the laymen's term is worse and would scare the pants off Americans: spinal cord injury.

The individual also said that a volunteer in the U.K. trial had received a diagnosis of transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections. However, the timing of this diagnosis, and whether it was directly linked to AstraZeneca’s vaccine, is still unknown.

Here are excerpt from a 2009 PubMed article:  Note, the reference to the adjuvant as the possible culprit. 

Transverse myelitis and vaccines: a multi-analysis N Agmon-Levin 1 , S Kivity, M Szyper-Kravitz, Y Shoenfeld

Transverse myelitis is a rare clinical syndrome in which an immune-mediated process causes neural injury to the spinal cord. The pathogenesis of transverse myelitis is mostly of an autoimmune nature, triggered by various environmental factors, including vaccination....   ...We have disclosed 37 reported cases of transverse myelitis associated with different vaccines including those against hepatitis B virus, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and others, given to infants, children and adults. ...The associations of different vaccines with a single autoimmune phenomenon allude to the idea that a common denominator of these vaccines, such as an adjuvant, might trigger this syndrome.

What is Transverse Myelitis?

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord, a major part of the central nervous system.  The spinal cord carries nerve signals to and from the brain through nerves that extend from each side of the spinal cord and connect to nerves elsewhere in the body.  The term myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse refers to the pattern of changes in sensation—there is often a band-like sensation across the trunk of the body, with sensory changes below.

Causes of transverse myelitis include infections, immune system disorders, and other disorders that may damage or destroy myelin, the fatty white insulating substance that covers nerve cell fibers.  Inflammation within the spinal cord interrupts communications between nerve fibers in the spinal cord and the rest of the body, affecting sensation and nerve signaling below the injury.  Symptoms include pain, sensory problems, weakness in the legs and possibly the arms, and bladder and bowel problems.  The symptoms may develop suddenly (over a period of hours) or over days or weeks.

Transverse myelitis can affect people of any age, gender, or race.  It does not appear to be genetic or run in families.  A peak in incidence rates (the number of new cases per year) appears to occur between 10 and 19 years and 30 and 39 years.  It is estimated that about 1,400 new cases of transverse myelitis are diagnosed each year in the United States.

Although some people recover from transverse myelitis with minor or no residual problems, the healing process may take months to years.  Others may suffer permanent impairments that affect their ability to perform ordinary tasks of daily living.  Some individuals will have only one episode of transverse myelitis; other individuals may have a recurrence, especially if an underlying illness caused the disorder.

There is no cure for transverse myelitis.  Treatments to prevent or minimize permanent neurological deficits include corticosteroid and other medications that suppress the immune system, plasmapheresis (removal of proteins from the blood), or antiviral medications.

What causes transverse myelitis?

The exact cause of transverse myelitis and extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord is unknown in many cases. Cases in which a cause cannot be identified are called idiopathic. However, looking for a cause is important, as some will change treatment decisions.

The discovery of circulating antibodies to the proteins aquaporin-4 and anti-myelin oligodendrocyte point to a definite cause in some individuals with transverse myelitis. Antibodies are proteins produced by cells of the immune system that bind to bacteria, viruses, and foreign chemicals to prevent them from harming the body. In autoimmune disorders, antibodies incorrectly bind to normal body proteins. Aquaporin-4 is a key protein that carries water through the cell membrane of neural cells. The myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein sits on the outer layer of myelin.

A number of conditions appear to cause transverse myelitis, including:

Immune system disorders. These disorders appear to play an important role in causing damage to the spinal cord. Such disorders are:
aquaporin-4 autoantibody associated neuromyelitis optica
multiple sclerosis
post-infectious or post-vaccine autoimmune phenomenon, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissue while responding to the infection or, less commonly, a vaccine
an abnormal immune response to an underlying cancer that damages the nervous system; or
other antibody-mediated conditions that are still being discovered.
Viral infections. It is often difficult to know whether direct viral infection or a post-infectious response to the infection causes the transverse myelitis. Associated viruses include herpes viruses such as varicella zoster (the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles), herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr; flaviviruses such as West Nile and Zika; influenza, echovirus, hepatitis B, mumps, measles, and rubella.
Bacterial infections such as syphilis, tuberculosis, actinomyces, pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria, and Lyme disease. Bacterial skin infections, middle-ear infections, campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis, and mycoplasma bacterial pneumonia have also been associated with the condition.
Fungal infections in the spinal cord, including Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Cryptococcus.
Parasities, including Toxoplasmosis, Cysticercosis, Shistosomiasis, and Angtiostrongyloides.

 

 

 

Do Vaccines Cause Transverse Myelitis?
Institute for Vaccine Safety - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

CONCLUSION: Natural viral infections with influenza, hepatitis A, measles, mumps and rubella and varicella have all been associated with myelitis, albeit rarely. Thus, these viral vaccines may prevent transverse myelitis by protecting against natural infection. Vaccines currently routinely recommended to the general population in the U.S.* have not been shown to cause transverse myelitis. ....The 2012 IOM report described a few cases of transverse myelitis after MMR [5-7], varicella [8], and hepatitis B vaccines [9], but even when also considering knowledge about the aforementioned natural infections the IOM concluded this mechanistic evidence was weak. The IOM also concluded that there was no mechanistic evidence for an association between transverse myelitis and HPV, meningococcal conjugate, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines [1]. 

Comments

David Foster

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Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) 2014-2018
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Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a variant or sub-type of "transverse myelitis." Myelitis means inflammation of the spinal cord. AFM is a very serious condition that may cause permanent disability for many of its victims.

There are many clues suggesting that these cases of AFM (mostly described as ‘tranverse myelitis’ in the medical literature) may have been caused by vaccines.

1) Most victims of AFM are children who tend to receive a lot more vaccines than adults do, average age is 4.

2) These AFM cases tend to peak in September (Aug-Oct). That is when most children get their vaccines (in summer, before the school starts). That is also when the new flu vaccine is commonly given.

3) Transverse myelitis (TM) is a known side effect of many vaccines. See the full list of side effects for vaccines like Fluzone, Proquad, Gardasil, etc.

4) There are many research papers that have found a connection between vaccines and transverse myelitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19880568
“The pathogenesis of transverse myelitis is mostly of an autoimmune nature, triggered by various environmental factors, including vaccination.”

https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h308/rr
"It is taboo to suggest a role for vaccines, but some old-timers remember 'provocation poliomyelitis' or 'provocation paralysis.' This is paralytic polio following intramuscular injections, typically with vaccines."

5) There are a number of cases in the US vaccine injury court where the victims have received millions of dollars for AFM/TM caused by vaccines.

https://www.mctlawyers.com/vaccine-injury/transverse-myelitis/

6) It is significant that the CDC is finding that AFM appears not to be transmitted to primary contacts of known cases, this is important since it suggests that this is not caused entirely by a virus, but may involve some secondary adventitious agent, toxic exposure or environmental insult which somehow potentiates injury from the virus.

Jenny Allan

Since when did life changing symptoms of Transverse Mylitis (2 cases) following adminisration of the Covid-19 vaccine become 'chills and fever' ( noted to occur in more than half of trial participants).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8725721/Oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-trials-RESUME-clear-regulators.html
"Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials RESUME as they get the all-clear from regulators after volunteer fell ill with fever and chills
• AstraZeneca said Tuesday the late-stage studies of the vaccine had been paused
• This was while it investigated whether patient's side effect was linked to vaccine
• Oxford University today said trials would resume across all UK clinical trial sites
• It comes after Sir Patrick Vallance said a pause is not unusual during trial phases"

greyone

Perhaps it is related to a Simian virus?

Loraine Fishel

My pants are certainly scarred clean off.

Patricia

Just a thought. My M.E. Started after a flue shot. Brain inflammation and spinal cord . My neck and shoulders always ache whenever I get a bout of M.E. Stress appears to play a part in these not infrequent episodes. My immune system goes haywire. Heart, gastro, bowels and BP crash.

Benedetta

Oh , here is another thought to had to my other comment if it goes through; I might have taken too long.

Now I am running into people that have had the covid 19. The main symptom they said was severe neck pain.
That is my poor brother-in-law that lost his son and mother.
His Mother screamed from the pain of her neck and begged for held.
A nurse that is coming out to see my Dad had it. The main thing was pain in the neck she said, well she had it for five weeks. So it ended up making her throw up. My brother-in-law not that long.

What is spooky is that my son and I both had severe neck pain back in January. My son walked around for a good three months holding his neck funny. He was tested for strep and it was positive, and then the OCD started in -- I am beginning to wonder if we had covid 19 then too? Surely not! I live with two 90 year olds. Strep they said last fall in the newspaper was all special!

Benedetta

So let me get this straight?

Transverse myelitis is from an extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord; But it is rare, rare, rare. LOL.

Guillain Barre Syndrome is a rare condition that causes a person’s immune system to. attack their peripheral nerves resulting in partial loss of sensation loss, but again rare, rare, rare.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia niga, again it is another movement disorder. Not so rare! Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.S. by 2020, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

Hmmmm speaking of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; That too is a paralyzing disease. The thought was that the Gulf War Veterans had just that from their anthrax vaccine. Rare though, yeah rare as in I know of four people two in my family that died from it. Rare? Rare as in how autism use to be back in the 1930s. That adjuvant was we suspect for very good reason was not aluminum but squalene.

Polio Any viral infection causing nerve injury which leads to partial or full paralysis, and not just those three viral, polio, stomach viruses back in the day of Salk, Sabin, Koprowski, arsenic/lead pesticides, Mercury, DDT kind of stuff -- but there are still stuff a causing polio like symptoms. Well; Hand, mouth, foot disease which is the Coxsackievirus. My best friend in school had her neck inflammation, damage to the nerves in hands and shoulders paralyzed for a while from that virus.

Perhaps it is not as this article said, that is it the adjuvant but the adjuvant allowing the virus or bacteria into areas the body that is not prepared to deal with? Or I guess just the adjuvant? Maybe the body is not set up to deal with this combination puncturing the skin and delivering that type of load?

We might scrap the skin, but -- So many unknowns.
Fauci and his ilk at the CDC and Collins and his ilk have held up all the research.

Polio: Just

Bob Moffit

"Transverse myelitis can affect people of any age, gender, or race. It does not appear to be genetic or run in families. A peak in incidence rates (the number of new cases per year) appears to occur between 10 and 19 years and 30 and 39 years. It is estimated that about 1,400 new cases of transverse myelitis are diagnosed each year in the United States."

So .. if the Covid vaccine can cause "Transverse myelitis" as an adverse reaction .. the vaccine will have expanded those at high risk of Covid .. elderly seniors with underlying co-morbidities .. to now include those between "10 and 39 years" at high risk of Transverse myelitis .. sounds like the vaccine has great potential to be MORE PROBLEM THAN SOLUTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

Jenny Allan

https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/09/astrazeneca-covid19-vaccine-trial-hold-patient-report/
Covid-19 vaccine trial participant had serious neurological symptoms, but could be discharged today, AstraZeneca CEO says
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
The drug maker’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said during a private conference call with investors on Wednesday morning, one of theCovid-19 vaccine trial participants may have suffered a rare but serious spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse myelitis, but he played it down stating this person may be discharged from hospital soon. Soriot admitted an earlier similar neurological incident in July, when another person injected with the vaccine was also provisionally diagnosed with transverse myelitis, but this was then changed to Multiple Sclerosis and deemed not to have been due to the vaccine.

Both of these trial volunteers were British. I suspect in both cases, this will be hushed up and the vaccine stated to be not responsible. AstraZeneca's share price soared after a link up with the Oxford vaccine was announced, but this bad publicity has caused it to dive. The developers of the other Covid-19 vaccines have been spooked, now promising vaccine safety to be their first priority. Believe that if you like, but public confidence, never very great with this rushed, not very effective vaccine, has been dented.

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