Repeat after me. "A side effect is an injury. A side effect is an injury. A side effect is an injury." Side effects, also known as adverse events, are unwanted or unexpected events or reactions to a drug. Side effects can vary from minor problems like a runny nose to life-threatening events, such as an increased risk of a heart attack. Source FDA.gov
Sure, there are times when the "side effect" is considered beneficial. Like The Little Blue Pill from Pfizer. Sildanifil was originally a hypertension drug. Viagra has been great for Pfizer's bottom line. But the term is used most often to describe a negative outcome.
Reports of vaccine "side effects" are pouring in on every Covid vaccine, and vaccine "exemptions" are in the news, (my God the irony, as doctors are being penalized for writing exemptions for children.) The most newsworthy is the allergy warning with the Pfizer vaccine that President Trump is trying to hoard here in the USA. Allergy warning for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after UK health workers with allergy history suffer reaction Many years ago, egg allergy was REMOVED as a contraindication to the flu vaccine, many readers will recall. Just like that! A roadblock to vaccination was torn down. For years, pharmacists have routinely asked potential flu vaccine recipients if they are allergic to eggs. Now, there is no need for that question, according to updated guidelines from American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). The issue has been that most influenza vaccines are grown in eggs and contain tiny amounts of egg protein. Multiple studies have shown, however, that the risk to patients with egg allergies is small and not much different for others getting influenza vaccines, notes the article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Source US Pharmacist
Doctors believe Santa will pop down the chimney in two weeks more than they believe in vaccine injury. I want to remind our readers that David Tayloe, the then President Elect (no not that one) of the American Academy of Pediatrics said in 2008 that he had NEVER referred a child to the vaccine injury compensation program in decades of practice. Not one. Nada. Either he had never once seen injury or he never recognized it, or, darkest thought of all, he saw it and never told or assisted the family.
I have no confidence that medical professionals will protect patients from the plethora of Covid vaccines. They fear losing their ability to practice medicine. They fear being shunned by fellow doctors. They fear being shamed in the news. They fear losing insurance carrier affiliations. They just don't seem to fear vaccine side effects.
DR. DAVID T. TAYLOE, JR.. PRESIDENT-ELECT, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS: Well, first of all, the childhood vaccine program is the most beneficial public health program in the history of mankind.
MCCARTHY: We know that (INAUDIBLE).
TAYLOE: And you must have immunization rates that approach 90 percent to keep diseases such as polio, measles, whooping cough and diphtheria from coming in here from countries. They're one plane ride away and we're that close to an epidemic.
So, for the American Academy of Pediatrics to want to change the immunization program, there would have to be medical evidence -- indisputable medical evidence that we ought to change it. Now...
MCCARTHY: But isn't parents'...
TAYLOE: ...we've changed it about six times just in the last 10 years. We changed the whooping cough vaccine, we changed the polio vaccine, we changed the rotavirus vaccine.
KING: Why are there so many?
TAYLOE: Because we've been able to develop ways to vaccinate children to prevent pain and suffering. Just in my practice, I've watched three children die of each of the different kinds of bacterial meningitis that we immunize for today. And it's tragic when that happens. I, in my practice, have not referred a child to the compensation program for a vaccine-related injury...