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Salvatore Perri, professor at the Magna Graecia, died. The Prosecutor of Cosenza orders an autopsy

Postby smix » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:12 am

Salvatore Perri, professor at the Magna Graecia, died. The Prosecutor of Cosenza orders an autopsy
Catanzaro Informa

URL: https://www.catanzaroinforma.it/cronaca ... ia/194546/
Category: healthNews
Published: April 6, 2021

Description: Translated from Italian
The man had received the vaccine two weeks earlier, but it is not possible at the moment to verify any connection between this and the tragic end.

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Only the autopsy will clarify the reasons for the death of Salvatore Perri, professor of economic policy at the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro. The professor was 45 and had received the Covid vaccine two weeks ago. But there is no immediate evidence of a possible link between the administration of the vaccine and the tragic end of the man, who, according to the first reports, suffered a heart attack. The professor died yesterday on Easter Monday in his county of origin in Cosenza, around 11.30. After the illness, the emergency services of 118 were useless. The body was transferred to the morgue of the Annunziata hospital in Cosenza, pending the autopsy ordered by the public prosecutor of the City of the Bruzi to understand if there is a connection, or not, between his death and the administration of the vaccine.
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Hospital blamed over women’s death from heart inflammation after vaccination

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Hospital blamed over women’s death from heart inflammation after vaccination
Times of Israel

URL: https://www.timesofisrael.com/hospital- ... ccination/
Category: healthNews
Published: April 2, 2021

Description: Family of Shirel Hilel accuses Ziv Medical Center of neglect: ‘She just deteriorated before their eyes and no one even lifted a hand’; not clear whether case tied to vaccine

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The family of a young Israeli woman who died of heart inflammation after being vaccinated against COVID-19 has blamed the hospital where she was treated for her death. Shirel Hilel, 22, received her second vaccine dose two weeks ago, her sister Nofar told Channel 13 news, in a segment aired Thursday evening. She later reported feeling unwell and said she was experiencing muscle pain. “I told her, ‘take [a pain killer]. No help? Tomorrow go to the doctor,'” Nofar said. However, Hilel’s condition worsened and she began to have difficulty breathing and pains in her chest and was taken to Safed’s Ziv Medical Center. At the hospital, Hilel was diagnosed with myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, which boyfriend Eyal said the doctor compared to a swollen shoulder. “I said okay, three, four days or a week. I’ll be with her as much as needed,” he said. According to the network, there have been other cases of myocarditis among Israelis who received both vaccine shots, but all had been successfully treated, including patients in more serious condition than Hilel. Hilel was eventually taken to the cardiac care unit, where her family asserted she was not sufficiently watched over by hospital staff. “I looked at the monitor, I saw the breaths. The monitor was beeping and no one approached,” Nofar Hilel said. Two days later, she said, her sister collapsed. “I got ready so quickly and said, ‘I’ll go up [to the hospital] to see what we can save.’ Five minutes later they called to say she died,” Nofar said. She added: “She just deteriorated before their eyes and no one, just no one even lifted a hand and said, she isn’t receiving care.” A lawyer for the family said Hilel’s relatives intend to take legal action against the hospital. Ziv Medical Center, meanwhile, said Hilel received similar treatment to other patients who had recovered within days. “On the last day of hospitalization, a deterioration in her situation began. Persistent heart rhythm disturbances developed that didn’t respond to care and after continued resuscitation, she was pronounced dead. We share in the sorrow of the family over the heavy loss,” it said in a response to the network. Last month, the Health Ministry instructed hospitals to report any cases of heart inflammation among the vaccinated. “After several such cases of this type happened close to receiving the vaccine, it was decided to put a specific focus on this issue,” Tal Brosh, head of the Infectious Disease Unit at Assuta Medical Center in Ashdod, told the Ynet news site at the time.

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He stressed it remained unclear if there was any direct connection between the cases of heart inflammation and the vaccine. According to the latest Health Ministry figures, 5,252,718 Israelis have received at least one vaccine dose and 4,804,891 have gotten both shots.



2 Israeli men in their 20s die of COVID-19 in a day
Times of Israel

URL: https://www.timesofisrael.com/2-israeli ... -in-a-day/
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Published: February 26, 2021

Description: Neither had preexisting health conditions; both collapsed in their homes

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Two Israeli men in their twenties with no preexisting health conditions died of COVID-19 within hours of each other on Thursday. Ghazi Zoabi, 23, from the northern city of Nazareth, collapsed in his home and was hospitalized in critical condition. Doctors later pronounced his death. He had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to Hebrew media reports. Another man, 26, who was not identified, died earlier Thursday in Jerusalem. The resident of Ras al-Amud was brought to Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital in serious condition, where he tested positive for the virus. He died in the hospital. Neither man was reported to have any underlying health conditions. The deaths come as officials have warned the virus is increasingly causing serious symptoms in younger people and pregnant women, a shift that has been blamed on new variants of the disease. Israel’s largest HMO issued a report Thursday on the British coronavirus variant, which it says was the likely cause of a 70 percent rise last month in serious COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Israelis. Health officials have urged pregnant women and all Israelis over 16 to get vaccinated. On Sunday, a 32-year-old woman died of COVID-19 and doctors were unable to save her 30-week fetus in an emergency C-section, a Jerusalem hospital said. The woman, Osnat Ben Shitrit, was healthy until she recently contracted the coronavirus, and previously had four smooth pregnancies that ended in straightforward births, a spokeswoman for Hadassah Medical Center told The Times of Israel. As of Thursday, 755 Israelis were in serious condition from the virus, including 255 on ventilators. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stood at 5,687. Currently, 38 children are hospitalized with COVID-19. But according to Channel 12, for 70% of them, the hospitalization is due to other health conditions.
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Ministry probing death of 60-year-old patient after vaccination

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Ministry probing death of 60-year-old patient after vaccination
Nation Thailand

URL: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30404151
Category: healthNews
Published: March 26, 2021

Description: The Ministry of Public Health is investigating the case of a 60-year-old patient who suffered from abdominal aneurysm and died after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine due to rupture of the aneurysm, Dr Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the government's subcommittee on Covid-19 vaccine management, said.

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Aneurysm is an excessive swelling of the wall of an artery. This is the first death reported in Thailand since vaccination began on February 28. “Our guess is that the death might not be related to the vaccine, as an abdominal aneurysm can burst at any time and about 20 per cent of patients display no symptoms prior to the rupture,” he said. Sophon added that so far there had been only two reports of severe side-effects from vaccination in Thailand. In the other case the patient has developed urticaria after getting the vaccine. Urticaria, also known as hives, is a skin rash caused by a reaction to food, medicine or other irritants. “We are looking into both cases in detail to determine if the symptoms are vaccine-related,” he said. “Other minor side-effects that are common are fever, muscle pain and redness at the injection areas, which usually go away in 1-2 days,” he said.
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Dr. Karladine Graves delivers a detailed explanation about what makes Covid vaccines so dangerous

Postby smix » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:32 am

Dr. Karladine Graves delivers a detailed explanation about what makes Covid vaccines so dangerous
NOQ Report

URL: https://noqreport.com/2021/04/07/dr-kar ... dangerous/
Category: healthNews
Published: April 7, 2021

Description: If there's one way to get instantly blacklisted by Big Tech, it's to tell the truth about Covid-19 vaccines. They quash analysts, commentators, scientists, and doctors in their pursuit of a sustained and widespread lie. But Dr. Karladine Graves is telling the truth and she did so in a very understandable fashion. We’re being lied to regarding the three “FDA-approved” Covid vaccines. Those who are aware of the situation realize one of the biggest lies being told about them was already highlighted in that first sentence; none of the vaccines have been FDA-approved. But that’s not the only lie. It’s not the biggest lie. It’s not even the most troubling lie. To learn more about these vaccines, I had an excellent conversation with Dr. Karladine Graves. She has treated Covid patients since last year, offering proper treatments that focus on the real science behind CoV-SARS-2. She gave us a detailed explanation of the risks associated with all three vaccines and why Americans should avoid them as much as we’re trying to avoid the disease itself.



First and foremost, she noted that these “vaccines” are not really vaccines. “Why is the [Covid] vaccine so different from what we used to have to what this new experimental injection is? Because it’s not really a vaccine.” What we’ve used in the past for actual vaccines is to take a “natural virus,” as Dr. Graves put it, and injected it in some safer form into our bodies. This prompted the immune system to launch its defenses so when the full-blown disease entered a body, the mechanisms to fight it would already be in place. “It’s something that is in nature, that we know that is there, and our body expects it every single day,” she said. “We are bombarded with bacteria and viruses. And our body, our immune system is used to meeting those head-on. And most of the time when we are overwhelmed with something, our bodies take care of it and we don’t even know it.” There have been debates about the safety of previous vaccines in the past, so much so that there’s a large movement of “anti-vaxxers” who oppose most if not all forms of vaccinations. There opposition to antibodies is generally based on risks of side-effects with only a small percentage claiming the vaccines do not work at all. The Covid vaccines are different, which is why many people who do not identify as “anti-vaxxers” are concerned about them. Not only are there legitimate safety concerns with the Covid vaccines, but there are also reasons to believe they are being billed as more effective than they truly are. The reason for both the dangers and inefficacy of these vaccines comes down to the science behind them, as Dr. Graves explained. “We have a completely different way now of these injections that have been created by mankind, not nature,” she said. “It seems like when man gets into it, it always gets screwed up.” She detailed the three vaccines that are available to most Americans right now and dove into the science behind their creation and implementation. She started with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. “What they have done is, they have taken a piece of genetic material—it’s RNA—and they basically, they have made it so that it is a synthetic. Now, a synthetic to our bodies is not natural. It’s foreign.” Dr. Graves explained it in layman’s terms by comparing the injected materials in the so-called vaccines to eggs. “The ‘yolk’ part is like the mRNA, messenger. The messenger RNA has a ‘recipe,’ as Dr [Sherri] Tenpenny calls it. I call it like a code. And it is carried with a lipid, and that’s the white part of the egg. “You have that outer white part and that’s the lipids that’s holding that mRNA in,” she continued. “So, in order to get it transported you have to have the lipids, or the shell, okay. So, you put the shell around it and then you have it encapsulated so to speak.” What Dr. Graves revealed next was shocking. She explained the “shell” if the “egg” is Polyethylene Glycol. “Now, what amazes me is that these pharmaceuticals know and understand that approximately 70% of the American people have some type of adversity to polyethylene glycol,” she said. “They are allergic to it. And that can of course cause anaphylaxis or a reaction.” In the latest episode of NOQ Report, Dr. Graves explains the other aspects of the vaccines that can cause major problems now and in the future. What’s most troubling is that concerted effort by a cabal of forces that include mainstream media, Big Tech, and most in government who are pushing hard on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Any mention of the risks and side-effects associated with them, risks that include death, are not only ignored but suppressed by those trying to vaccinate the whole nation. “To me these injections are kind of like playing Russian Roulette,” Dr. Graves said. “You never know what’s going to come up; you might get by, you might not. But, there’s no promises.” What the pharmaceutical companies are saying and the arbiters of knowledge are echoing are not completely true. Dr. Graves is not the only doctor calling them out, though you’d be hard pressed to find other doctors who are able to get the truth out because of information suppression. “Let’s kind of go back and say what the pharmaceuticals are saying is going to happen is that the cells will take up this product,” she said. “This synthetic product that they have placed in the body, and the body is going to make an antibody, and then that antibody is going to trigger the cell to make a protein – it’s going to make a spike protein – but, remember this is not a natural spike protein,” she said. The CDC explains it in very safe-sounding terms:
mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.

The problem that they don’t discuss is what concerns many doctors around the world today. The “piece of a protein” referenced in the CDC’s explanation is the very thing that has raised alarm bells in people like Dr. Graves. “It is a synthetic and the body realizes that this is something that is foreign,” she said. “It’s not of nature and so it’s never been seen before. And so, we are an experiment to see what the body is going to do. Now, the theory is that it will make an antigen, and then it will make this protein, and then this protein is going to make this spike protein.” In theory, it could all work. The problem is we have no idea at this point if it will. There’s a reason we went from zero to “vaccines” in such a short period of time. They’ve been working on this for nearly two decades with previous coronavirus strands. What they won’t tell us is that they have never been able to demonstrate through clinical trials that it actually works. As Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney has said, doctors who he has talked to, including Dr. Graves, have warned him that there is a danger of how vaccinated people will react to future mutations of the disease. The many concerning reactions we’re seeing with the “vaccines” and Covid-19 may be minimal compared to how vaccinated people will react to future strains. As concerning as the “vaccines” are now, we may just be seeing the tip of the iceberg. There are doctors promoting and opposing the vaccines, but today the vast majority of Americans have only heard one side. Why is discourse being suppressed? Isn’t science about challenging premises and testing them?
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AstraZeneca vaccine linked to rare blood clots, EU regulators conclude

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AstraZeneca vaccine linked to rare blood clots, EU regulators conclude
Ars Technica

URL: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/04 ... egulators/
Category: healthNews
Published: April 7, 2021

Description: Link throws fate of AZ’s vaccine into question—and casts dark shadow over J&J’s vaccine.
European medical regulators on Wednesday concluded that there is a strong link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and life-threatening conditions involving the unusual combination of blood clots and low levels of blood platelets. As such, the conditions should be listed as a “very rare side effects” of the vaccine, according to the European Medicines Agency, a regulatory agency of the European Union. The conclusion was based on the EMA’s in-depth review of 86 blood-clotting events among around 25 million people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe and the UK. Of the 86 blood-clotting events, 18 people died. Most—but not all—of the cases occurred in women under the age of 60. The events reviewed by the EMA included 62 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a rare form of stroke in which a clot prevents blood from draining out of the brain. The remaining 24 cases involved splanchnic vein thrombosis, which involves blood clots in the veins that drain blood from the abdomen. Beyond the 86 cases examined, the EMA estimated that there’s a reporting rate of one case of the side effect in 100,000 people vaccinated.
Curious cause
Oddly, the clotting events have been accompanied by low levels of blood platelets, which are the blood cell fragments that stick together to form clots. Typically, low platelets lead to increased bleeding, not clotting. Regulators noted that this unusual combination resembles a condition called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or HIT. In rare cases, patients who are given heparin—an anticlotting drug—see a drop in their platelets yet go into a hyperclotting state, which can lead to widespread clotting and death. HIT develops because of an aberrant immune response. In a reaction to heparin that’s not completely understood, some patients’ immune systems produce antibodies that attack a common platelet protein called Platelet Factor 4, or PF4. This in turn triggers platelet activation and pro-clotting particles, leading to HIT. Some researchers suspect that the blood-clotting events linked to AstraZeneca’s vaccine may also be down to a similar berserk immune response, and it may be treatable. Extremely preliminary data—posted online but not yet published in a journal or peer-reviewed—hints that the rare condition in some vaccinees could be treated with nonheparin anticlotting drugs as well as a high-dose of immunoglobulin, which has been shown to inhibit platelet activation in HIT patients. In its announcement Wednesday, the EMA noted that recognizing the early signs of blood clots and low platelets are critical, and getting specialized treatment quickly can help patients avoid serious outcomes. The EMA noted that recently vaccinated people should watch out for:
* shortness of breath
* chest pain
* swelling in your leg
* persistent abdominal (belly) pain
* neurological symptoms, including severe and persistent headaches or blurred vision
* tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the site of injection
As seen in people who develop HIT after heparin, the blood-clotting events and low platelets seen in vaccinees usually develop within two weeks of getting their first dose. Though the EMA solidified the connection between the clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine, it still recommends using the vaccine. “The reported combination of blood clots and low blood platelets is very rare,” the agency noted, “and the overall benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 outweigh the risks of side effects.”
AstraZeneca drama
The conclusion follows weeks of drama around the vaccine, in which more than a dozen countries that had already authorized the vaccine’s use abruptly halted vaccinations out of concern for the blood clots—then resumed use out of concerns for the spread of COVID-19. Along with the EMA, the World Health Organization still strongly contends that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine’s effectiveness at preventing deadly COVID-19 infections strongly outweigh the risks of extremely rare blood-clotting conditions. Nevertheless, Germany moved last week to restrict the vaccine’s use in people under age 60, the age group in which most, but not all, of the rare clotting events have occurred. And on Tuesday, the University of Oxford, which co-developed the vaccine with AstraZeneca, said that it had paused a small UK trial of the vaccine in children and teenagers. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca has continued to be mired in communication bungles. In the latest misstep, the company got into a highly unusual and concerning spat with a panel of US experts tasked with overseeing its COVID-19 vaccine trial and data. The panel, called the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, claimed that AstraZeneca had cherry-picked the trial data results it trumpeted in a press release, potentially misleading the public on the vaccine’s true effectiveness. The company has defended its actions but has not yet submitted its data to the US Food and Drug Administration in order to obtain an Emergency Use Authorization. Last week, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci suggested that even if it is authorized, the US may not need AstraZeneca’s vaccine because it will have enough supply of the three vaccines already authorized for use in the US.
Trouble for Johnson & Johnson
The new side effect listing in the EU will only make things more difficult for AstraZeneca. And it’s also likely to cast a shadow over the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which is authorized in the US and elsewhere and uses the same design as AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Both vaccines use an adenovirus vector. Adenoviruses are common viruses that can cause cold-like infections and other mild illnesses in people. For vaccine delivery, they’re engineered so they can’t replicate in cells or cause disease, but they can deliver to cells the genetic code of a more dangerous germ. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccines, the engineered adenoviruses deliver the code of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which adorns the outside of the virus’s particle. The spike protein is what SARS-CoV-2 uses to grab onto human cells and get inside—and it’s a key target for potent antibodies and other immune responses. Once the adenovirus vector delivers the code for the spike, our cells can make their own versions of the protein and use it to train immune responses that will recognize and destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A potential pitfall of adenovirus-based vaccines is that adenoviruses can also bind to platelets and cause problems. In fact, some pre-pandemic data has suggested that adenoviruses can activate platelets and lead to low platelet counts. But the connection between this and the mechanism causing the blood clotting in vaccinees needs far more data to be understood. Still, the side effects seen in AstraZeneca’s vaccine raise worries about Johnson & Johnson’s. During the clinical trials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there was an early sign of an increased risk of these blood-clotting conditions in vaccinated people, Peter Arlett, head of data analytics at the EMA, said in a press briefing Wednesday. But the link was never confirmed, he added.



Of the approximately 4.5 million people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine worldwide, there have been three reported cases of blood-clotting events similar to those seen in people given the AstraZeneca vaccine, Arlett said. These numbers are “extremely small,” he emphasized. “This is, however, under close scrutiny... I think it would be fair to say there’s intensive monitoring of this issue across the vaccines.”
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Teacher in the province of Latina suffering a stroke after the AstraZeneca vaccine, is hospitalized in serious condition

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Teacher in the province of Latina suffering a stroke after the AstraZeneca vaccine, is hospitalized in serious condition
Latina Press

URL: https://www.latinapress.it/provincia/do ... -ospedale/
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Published: April 8, 2021

Description: Translated from Italian
A 50-year-old teacher from Formia is hospitalized at the Sacro Cuore Don Calabria hospital in Negrar di Valpolicella, in the province of Verona, due to a severe stroke that struck her while she was visiting her daughter. The lady had been vaccinated on March 14 in Formia. The family members turned to the Giustitalia Association to find out if there was a correlation between the severe illness and the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine. "After weeks of general malaise - explains Dr. Luigi De Rossi of Giustitalia - with high fever, pains, dizziness, weakness, last week she was rushed to the hospital in Nagrar. Her condition is serious, the woman suffered a serious stroke linked to the anticovid vaccination " However, from the Venetian hospital they let it be known that "no report was made to AIFA, as no symptoms attributable to the vaccine and possible adverse reactions listed in the leaflet were found in the fifty-year-old". The association announced that "in addition to the request for damages and the complaint for very serious negligent injuries made to the Public Prosecutor responsible for the area, an appeal is envisaged pursuant to art. 700 cpc to the Court to ascertain incontrovertibly the relationship between the administration of the vaccine and thrombotic or ischemic events ". They also added that the "hospital doctors have already duly reported to the health authorities." The circumstances were denied by the hospital's press office.
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Man ‘admitted to Melbourne hospital with blood clots’ after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine

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Man ‘admitted to Melbourne hospital with blood clots’ after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine
7NEWS.com.au

URL: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-w ... -c-2499854
Category: healthNews
Published: April 2, 2021

Description: A man has reportedly presented to a Melbourne hospital with blood clotting a week after having the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. The 44-year-old man received the AstraZeneca jab on March 22 and has since presented to a hospital in Melbourne with a very low platelet count and blood clots, the ABC reports. It is not yet known if the man’s clotting is related to the vaccine. Australia’s deputy chief health officer Michael Kidd is expected to provide an update during a press conference on Friday afternoon. This comes a week after Canada suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under age 55 following concerns it might be linked to rare blood clots. On Friday, British regulators said they had identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events after the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, 25 more than previously reported. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Thursday it had received no such reports of clotting events following use of the vaccine made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer. The health officials said they still believe the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. Majority of Australians are expected to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as it is manufactured by CSL in Melbourne. More than 507,000 Australians had been vaccinated as of March 26 with 329,000 vaccines administered in state and territory clinics, 97,000 in general practices and more than 80,000 in aged care homes.
UK finds 25 new AstraZeneca vaccine-linked clot events
British regulators say they have identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events after the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, 25 more than previously reported. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Thursday it had received no such reports of clotting events following use of the vaccine made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer. The health officials said they still believe the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while others have resumed inoculations, as investigations into reports of rare and sometimes severe, blood clots continue. On March 18, the UK medicines regulator said there had been five cases of a rare brain blood clot among 11 million administered shots. On Thursday, it put the count at 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, an extremely rare brain clotting ailment, and 8 of other clotting events associated with low blood platelets from a total of 18.1 million doses.



TGA investigates reports a man developed rare blood clotting condition days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine
7NEWS.com.au

URL: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-w ... -c-2500429
Category: healthNews
Published: April 2, 2021

Description: An urgent review is underway after a Melbourne man was reportedly taken to hospital with an “extremely rare” blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The 44-year-old man was admitted to Box Hill Hospital, in Melbourne’s east, after having the jab on March 22, the ABC reported. While it is unclear whether the illness is linked to the man’s vaccination, Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said authorities are taking it “very seriously”. “A small number of people, predominantly in the United Kingdom and in some countries of Europe, have presented with a rare clotting disorder following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” he told reporters in Canberra on Friday. “At this stage, it is still not clear whether this condition is related to the vaccination but a further urgent investigation is underway in the United Kingdom and in Europe.” Health authorities are meeting through the Easter long weekend for further guidance on the illness from overseas colleagues where similar conditions have been recorded in people who have received the AstraZeneca jab. Prof Kidd emphasised the risk of Australians contracting COVID-19 was “far greater” than contracting the rare blood clotting disorder. “I remind anyone receiving a vaccination over the coming few days that these instances of serious clotting disorders are extremely rare and have occurred in only a very small number of cases,” he said. “We expect further information to be available tomorrow and further advice from our colleagues in the European Union and the United Kingdom over the coming few days.”
Under investigation
Australia’s central medical advisory body the AHPPC met on Friday and will meet on Saturday over the matter, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation also holding multiple meetings over the weekend. Prof Kidd said expected side effects from either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca jab could include fever, sore muscles, tiredness and headache and that such symptoms could start about 24 hours after receiving the vaccine and last one to two days. “These are expected and not of concern unless severe or persistent,” he said. The most concerning symptom would be severe anaphylaxis, which is why people are monitored for about 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination. The majority of Australians are expected to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as it is manufactured by CSL in Melbourne. More than 750,000 Australians had been vaccinated as of April 1, including more than 420,000 of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
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EXCLUSIVE - Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your government is lying to you in a way that could lead to your death.’

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EXCLUSIVE - Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your government is lying to you in a way that could lead to your death.’
LifeSite News

URL: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclu ... your-death
Category: Politics
Published: April 7, 2021

Description: ‘Look out the window, and think, “why is my government lying to me about something so fundamental?” Because, I think the answer is, they are going to kill you using this method. They’re going to kill you and your family.’

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April 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer's former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory who spent 32 years in the industry leading new medicines research and retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field, spoke with LifeSiteNews. He addressed the “demonstrably false” propaganda from governments in response to COVID-19, including the “lie” of dangerous variants, the totalitarian potential for “vaccine passports,” and the strong possibility we are dealing with a “conspiracy” which could lead to something far beyond the carnage experienced in the wars and massacres of the 20th century. His main points included:
1. There is “no possibility” current variants of COVID-19 will escape immunity. It is “just a lie.”
2. Yet, governments around the world are repeating this lie, indicating that we are witnessing not just “convergent opportunism,” but a “conspiracy.” Meanwhile media outlets and Big Tech platforms are committed to the same propaganda and the censorship of the truth.
3. Pharmaceutical companies have already begun to develop unneeded “top-up” (“booster”) vaccines for the “variants.” The companies are planning to manufacture billions of vials, in addition to the current experimental COVID-19 “vaccine” campaign.
4. Regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, have announced that since these “top-up” vaccines will be so similar to the prior injections which were approved for emergency use authorization, drug companies will not be required to “perform any clinical safety studies.”
5. Thus, this virtually means that design and implementation of repeated and coerced mRNA vaccines “go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, [injecting] some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.”
6. Why are they doing this? Since no benign reason is apparent, the use of vaccine passports along with a “banking reset” could issue in a totalitarianism unlike the world has ever seen. Recalling the evil of Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, “mass depopulation” remains a logical outcome.
7. The fact that this at least could be true means everyone must “fight like crazy to make sure that system never forms.”
Dr. Yeadon began identifying himself as merely a “boring guy” who went “to work for a big drug company … listening to the main national broadcast and reading the broad sheet newspapers.” Continuing, he said: “But in the last year I have realized that my government and its advisers are lying in the faces of the British people about everything to do with this coronavirus. Absolutely everything. It’s a fallacy this idea of asymptomatic transmission and that you don’t have symptoms, but you are a source of a virus. That lockdowns work, that masks have a protective value obviously for you or someone else, and that variants are scary things and we even need to close international borders in case some of these nasty foreign variants get in. “Or, by the way, on top of the current list of gene-based vaccines that we have miraculously made, there will be some ‘top-up’ vaccines to cope with the immune escape variants. “Everything I have told you, every single one of those things is demonstrably false. But our entire national policy is based on these all being broadly right, but they are all wrong.”
‘Conspiracy’ and not just ‘convergent opportunism’
“But what I would like to do is talk about immune escape because I think that’s probably going to be the end game for this whole event, which I think is probably a conspiracy. Last year I thought it was what I called ‘convergent opportunism,’ that is a bunch of different stakeholder groups have managed to pounce on a world in chaos to push us in a particular direction. So it looked like it was kind of linked, but I was prepared to say it was just convergence.” “I [now] think that’s naïve. There is no question in my mind that very significant powerbrokers around the world have either planned to take advantage of the next pandemic or created the pandemic. One of those two things is true because the reason it must be true is that dozens and dozens of governments are all saying the same lies and doing the same inefficacious things that demonstrably cost lives. “And they are talking the same sort of future script which is, ‘We don’t want you to move around because of these pesky varmints, these “variants”’— which I call ‘samiants’ by the way, because they are pretty much the same — but they’re all saying this and they are all saying ‘don’t worry, there will be “top-up” vaccines that will cope with the potential escapees.’ They’re all saying this when it is obviously nonsense.”
Possible end game: vaccine ‘passports’ tied to spending allowances, thorough control
“I think the end game is going to be, ‘everyone receives a vaccine’… Everyone on the planet is going to find themselves persuaded, cajoled, not quite mandated, hemmed-in to take a jab. “When they do that every single individual on the planet will have a name, or unique digital ID and a health status flag which will be ‘vaccinated,’ or not … and whoever possesses that, sort of single database, operable centrally, applicable everywhere to control, to provide as it were, a privilege, you can either cross this particular threshold or conduct this particular transaction or not depending on [what] the controllers of that one human population database decide. And I think that’s what this is all about because once you’ve got that, we become playthings and the world can be as the controllers of that database want it. “For example, you might find that after a banking reset that you can only spend through using an app that actually feeds off this [database], your ID, your name, [and] your health status flag.” “And, yes, certainly crossing an international border is the most obvious use for these vaccine passports, as they are called, but I’ve heard talk of them already that they could be necessary for you to get into public spaces, enclosed public spaces. I expect that if they wanted to, you would not be able to leave your house in the future without the appropriate privilege on your app. “But even if that’s not [the] true [intent of the vaccine campaign], it doesn’t matter, the fact that it could be true means everyone [reading] this should fight like crazy to make sure that [vaccine passport] system never forms.” “[With such a system], here is an example of what they could make you do, and I think this is what they’re going to make [people] do. “You could invent a story that is about a virus and its variations, its mutations over time. You could invent the story and make sure you embed it through the captive media, make sure that no one can counter it by censoring alternative sources, then people are now familiar with this idea that this virus mutates, which it does, and that it produces variants, which is true [as well], which could escape your immune system, and that’s a lie. “But, nevertheless, we’re going to tell you it’s true, and then when we tell you that it’s true and we say ‘but we’ve got the cure, here’s a top-up vaccine,’ you’ll get a message, based on this one global, this one ID system: ‘Bing!’ it will come up and say ‘Dr. Yeadon, time for your top-up vaccine. And, by the way,’ it will say ‘your existing immune privileges remain valid for four weeks. But if you don’t get your top-up vaccine in that time, you will unfortunately detrimentally be an “out person,” and you don’t want that, do you?’ So, that’s how it’ll work, and people will just walk up and they’ll get their top-up vaccine.”
Gov’t lies, Big Pharma moves forward, medicine regulators get out of the way, and possible ‘mass-depopulation’
“But I will take you through this, Patrick, because I am qualified to comment. I don’t know what Vanden Bossche is about. There was no possibility at all, based on all of the variants that are in the public domain, 4000 or so of them, none of them are going to escape immunity [i.e. become more dangerous].“Nevertheless, politicians and health advisers (to loads of governments) are saying that they are. They’re lying. Well, why would you do that? “Here’s the other thing, in parallel, pharmaceutical companies have said, several of them, it will be quite easy for us to adjust our gene-based vaccines, and we can hasten them through development, and we can help you. “And here’s the real scary part, global medicines regulators like [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration] FDA, the Japanese medicines agency, the European Medicines Agency, have gotten together and announced … since top-up vaccines will be considered so similar to the ones that we have already approved for emergency use authorization, we are not going to require the drug companies to perform any clinical safety studies. “So, you’ve got on the one hand, governments and their advisers that are lying to you that variants are different enough from the current virus that, even if you’re immune from natural exposure or vaccination, you’re a risk and you need to come and get this top-up vaccine. So, I think neither of those are true. So why is the drug company making the top-up vaccines? And [with] the regulators having got out of the way — and if Yeadon is right, and I’m sure I am or I wouldn’t be telling you this — you go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification. “And if you wanted to introduce a characteristic which could be harmful and could even be lethal, and you can even tune it to say ‘let’s put it in some gene that will cause liver injury over a nine-month period,’ or, cause your kidneys to fail but not until you encounter this kind of organism [that would be quite possible]. Biotechnology provides you with limitless ways, frankly, to injure or kill billions of people. “And since I can’t think of a benign explanation for any of the steps: variants, top-up vaccines, no regulatory studies… it’s not only that I cannot think of a benign explanation, the steps described, and the scenario described, and the necessary sort of resolution to this false problem is going to allow what I just described: unknown, and unnecessary gene sequences injected into the arms of potentially billions of people for no reason. “I’m very worried … that pathway will be used for mass depopulation, because I can’t think of any benign explanation.”
‘Absurdly impossible’ variants will escape immunity, ‘just a lie’
“If I can show you that one major thing that governments around the world are telling the people is a lie, you should take my 32 years of experienced opinion that says, most of it, if not all of it, is a lie.” “The most different variant is only 0.3% different from the original sequence as emailed out of Wuhan in … January 2020. 0.3% [is] the one [variant] that is the most different on the planet so far. And now another way of saying it is, ‘all of the variants are not less than 99.7% identical to each other.’ “Now, you might be thinking, ‘hmm, .3%, is that enough [to escape immunity and become more dangerous]?’ The answer is no. Get away, ya know, get out of here … “The human immune system is a thing of wonder. What it does is when it faces a new pathogen like this, you’ve got professional cells, they’re called professional antigen-presenting cells —their kind of rough tough things that tend not to succumb to viruses. And their job is to grab foreign things in the near environment and tear them limb from limb [inside the cell]. They really cut them up into hundreds of pieces. And then they present these pieces on the surfaces of their cell to other bits of your immune system, and amazingly, because of the variability that God and nature gave you, huge variability to recognize foreign things, and your body ends up using 15 to 20 different specific motifs that it spots about this virus. Their called epitopes, basically they’re just like little photographs of the details about this virus. That’s what they do. And that is what is called your repertoire, your immune repertoire is like 20 different accurate photographs, close-ups, of different bits of this virus. “Now, if a tiny piece of the virus changes, like the .3% I’ve just described, if you are reinfected by that variant, your professional cells tear into that virus and cut it into pieces, present them again, and lo and behold, most of the pieces that you have already seen and recognized, are still there in the variants. “There is absolutely no chance that all of them will fail to be recognized and that is what is required for immune escape, to escape your immunity. It must present to you as a new pathogen. It must be sufficiently different that, when it is cut up by your professional checker cells, it won’t find mostly the same thing it has seen before. And that is just absurdly impossible when you have only varied .3%, so it is 99.7% (similar).“You can go and check that by looking at papers by a person called Alison Tarke. There is also Shane Crotty, and all of the other co-authors. “And before them, coming from my theoretical understanding of multi-locus immunity, which is what I just badly tried to describe, to what actually happens … If your [immune system] is presented with something that contains even half of those similar pieces, there is no way your body will say, ‘that’s a new pathogen.’ “And, so, the idea that 0.3% could even have a chance of getting around immunity is just a lie. It’s not [even] like an opinion difference. “I don’t think 3% would be enough. That’s 10 times more variation than has occurred in 16 months [with this virus]. I don’t even think 30% difference would be enough. So, I’m saying that 100 times more variation than has actually happened, would still leave me putting a big bet on the human immune system not being fooled that these are new pathogens. “I’ve chatted this over with several professors of immunology and they agreed with me, it’s like, ‘why are you asking me this?’ “So, I think that what I’ve just said is that governments and their advisors in multiple countries are lying about variants. That’s a massive thing! You should check it out. Your readers should check it out. If it’s true, don’t you think it’s terrifying?! It was when I realized it. “So, they’re lying about variants, and then, of course, since [the variants] are not really different, you do not need a ‘top-up’ vaccine. Now you should be getting the hairs on the back of your neck up, because they are making them right now!” “They are making billions of vials of it. And they will be available by the end of the year. “And I think they’ll require people to first, be on the vaccine passport one-world database, and then it will roll up into the top-ups, and if it takes a bit longer it will take a bit longer. “But this is not going away. It won’t go away until enough people, if they ever do, say ‘you’re a bunch of frauds and we are taking our freedoms back, so you can just stop doing this.’ “Because one person shouting into the wilderness and all of the other academics looking the other way, will have us just going down this pipe maybe a week later than if I hadn’t said anything, but we’re still going down to hell. “So, that’s why I’m frightened. “The variants aren’t different. I call them ‘samiants’… they’re pretty much the same. They’re not different. Therefore, you don’t need a top-up vaccine, so don’t go near any of them.” ‘
Why is my government lying to me?’ Because ‘they are going to kill you.’
“[And if you recognize that our governments are involved in a major verifiable lie], don’t just turn your computer off and go to supper. Stop. Look out the window, and think, ‘why is my government lying to me about something so fundamental?’ Because, I think the answer is, they are going to kill you using this method. They’re going to kill you and your family. “The eugenicists have got hold of the levers of power and this is a really artful way of getting you to line-up and receive some unspecified thing that will damage you. I have no idea what it will actually be, but it won’t be a vaccine because you don’t need one. And it won’t kill you on the end of the needle because you would spot that. “It could be something that will produce normal pathology, it will be at various times between vaccination and the event, it will be plausibly deniable because there will be something else going on in the world at that time, in the context of which your demise, or that of your children will look normal. “That’s what I would do if I wanted to get rid of 90 or 95% of the world’s population. And I think that’s what they’re doing.” “Now I don’t know [for certain] that they’re going to use that [system] to kill you, but I can’t think of a benign reason, and with that power they certainly could harm you, or control you, so you should object [and strenuously oppose it].”
People can’t deal with this level of evil, but Soviets, Hitler, Mao show its possibility
“It’s become absolutely clear to me, even when I talk to intelligent people, friends, acquaintances … and they can tell I’m telling them something important, but they get to the point [where I say] ‘your government is lying to you in a way that could lead to your death and that of your children,’ and they can’t begin to engage with it. And I think maybe 10% of them understand what I said, and 90% of those blank their understanding of it because it is too difficult. And my concern is, we are going to lose this, because people will not deal with the possibility that anyone is so evil… “But I remind you of what happened in Russia in the 20th Century, what happened in 1933 to 1945, what happened in, you know, Southeast Asia in some of the most awful times in the post-war era. And, what happened in China with Mao and so on. “We’ve only got to look back two or three generations. All around us there are people who are as bad as the people doing this. They’re all around us. So, I say to folks, the only thing that really marks this one out, is its scale. “But actually, this is probably less bloody, it’s less personal, isn’t it? The people who are steering this … it’s going to be much easier for them. They don’t have to shoot anyone in the face. They don’t have to beat someone to death with a baseball bat, or freeze them, starve them, make them work until they die. All of those things did happen two or three generations back and our grandparents or great grandparents were either victims of this, or they were actually members of it, or at least they witnessed it from overseas. That’s how close we are. “And all I’m saying is, some shifts like that are happening again, but now they are using molecular biology. “And the people going along with it, I think they would probably say, ‘I was only following orders,’ which we have heard before. “But I know, because I have talked to lots of people, and some of them have said ‘I don’t want to believe that you are right, so I’m going to just put it away because if it is true, I can’t handle it.’ And I think … all you need to do is find a good reason to tell people, ‘Don’t take the vaccine unless you’re a medical risk of dying from the virus!’ That seems to me a pretty good line!”
Towards a solution – ‘We need God’
“I’m a scientist, and I can tell you, talking to non-scientists, using science as a tool, will not work. It will fail. “So, we need philosophers, people who understand logic, religion, something like that, [they have] got to wrestle with this, and start talking in a language people will understand. Because if we leave it with scientists, people like me, even though I’m well-intentioned, I’m a gabbling alien as far as most people in the street are concerned. They won’t believe the government will lie to them, they don’t believe the government would ever do anything that will harm them, but they are [doing such things].” Finally, in an email correspondence, Dr. Yeadon concluded, “I have latest taken to signing off with ‘May God save us’, because I think we need God now more than at any time since WW2.”



TV personality who boasted of being vaccinated, pressuring her mom to do the same dies after receiving jab
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Published: April 9, 2021

Description: CNN and MSNBC contributor Midwin Charles passed away at age 47 after complaining of not feeling well after her inoculation.

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BROOKLYN, New York, April 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Celebrity legal analyst and television personality Midwin Charles has died at age 47, her family confirmed in a tweet posted Tuesday. Charles’ untimely death comes just over a month after receiving her first injection with Pfizer’s experimental mRNA vaccine against COVID-19. No cause of death has yet been announced. Charles, a regular contributor on CNN and MSNBC, received a dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine on March 1. After her inoculation, she posted about it on Twitter, boasting of the efficiency of the process and encouraging others, saying “Let’s do this!”
Just got vaccinated (qualified because of my asthma) at a FEMA center. Everyone at the site is in uniform. It’s good to see our service men and women! Process was organized, efficient, and everyone is kind and in a good mood. Let’s do this!
— Midwin Charles, Esq. (@MidwinCharles) March 1, 2021

The legal commentator uploaded another post a few hours later, noting she was deathly allergic to peanuts, apparently giving her concern enough to want to take her EpiPen to the vaccination clinic, “in case I went into anaphylaxis (sic) shock,” she said. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to … (It) causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock — your blood pressure drops suddenly, and your airways narrow, blocking breathing … If anaphylaxis isn’t treated right away, it can be fatal.” Concerns arising from the frequency of adverse events associated with taking the experimental COVID vaccines approved under “emergency use authorization” has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a strong recommendation that all coronavirus vaccine clinics have intubation equipment on hand. Additionally, the CDC advises that “trained personnel qualified to recognize and treat symptoms of anaphylaxis should be available at all vaccine locations at all times.” Charles seemingly did not suffer an anaphylactic attack, but did write on her Twitter profile that she was experiencing “a little soreness at vaccine injection site” within 24 hours of receiving the jab, updating two days later that her pain had dissipated. She also reported having “mild fatigue” and, apparently via Instagram, “shortness of breath.” Despite her worry of possible anaphylaxis and experience of pain from the injection, Charles proceeded to exert pressure on her mother to receive the vaccine, apparently coercing her into taking the jab after “weeks of convincing.” Just over two weeks after her first shot, on March 19, Charles uploaded a post to her Instagram account, explaining that she was not feeling well. A few weeks later, on April 7, she died, though no cause of death has yet been reported. Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-run by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), shows that, up to March 26, 2021, 50,861 adverse events after vaccination against COVID-19 were reported. Of the 28,046 side effects attributable to the Pfizer shot, 1,131 deaths followed injection while 228 cases of anaphylactic reactions were reported. A 68-year-old Kansas woman, Jeanie M. Evans, died last month after suffering an anaphylactic reaction to a COVID vaccine, shortly after receiving the jab. Evans, a mother of five, experienced an allergic reaction whilst waiting in the vaccine clinic after having had the shot and was subsequently administered an EpiPen to try and control her difficulty in breathing and speaking. A Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokesperson told The Wichita Eagle that Evans was transported to the Stormont-Vail Hospital where she died the next day. In Michigan, recently published evidence demonstrates the uncertainty that COVID vaccines protect against the virus, and may actually contribute toward an increased danger of injury from catching the Wuhan virus. Reports on Wednesday confirmed that 246 people who had received both shots of a COVID vaccine in Michigan were subsequently diagnosed with the virus, contradicting the claims of the CDC, which has maintained a position that “COVID-19 vaccines are safe and efficient.” Three of the 246 inoculated individuals later died after testing positive for the virus.
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Colorado vaccination site shuts down after 11 'adverse reactions' to Johnson & Johnson jabs

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Colorado vaccination site shuts down after 11 'adverse reactions' to Johnson & Johnson jabs
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Published: April 8, 2021

Description: A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down after 11 people suffered "adverse reactions" including nausea and dizziness after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Centura Health said in a statement that the Wednesday shutdown "followed our protocols and in an abundance of caution, made the decision – in partnership with the state – to pause operations for the remainder of the day." Two patients were transported to a hospital for observation while EMTs treated the other nine people with juice and water, the state health department said. More than 1,700 people received shots at the site in Commerce City, a few miles north of Denver, so the issues involved less than 1% of the vaccinations. The 640 patients who were unable to receive their vaccine because of the pause will be automatically rescheduled for Sunday, Centura said. The state said the Pfizer vaccine, requiring two doses, will be administered Sunday. "We know it can be alarming to hear about people getting transported to the hospital," said Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 Incident Commander. "From what we know, today’s side effects were consistent with what can be expected.”
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Long Island woman among small percentage to test positive for COVID after 2 vaccine shots

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Long Island woman among small percentage to test positive for COVID after 2 vaccine shots
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Category: healthNews
Published: March 30, 2021

Description: HEWLETT, NY — A Long Island woman who thought it was safe to go without a mask about a month after she got her second COVID vaccine shot learned the hard way that wasn’t the case. Melanie Rosen, who works as secretary to the athletic director of the Hewlett-Woodmere school district, tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after paying respects to a friend whose father had died. The friend’s family had traveled from different states to gather in a relative’s house on Long Island. “There was probably at least 10 family members there,” Rosen recalled. “I hung out for about an hour and a half without wearing a mask. I hugged each one.” Within a few days, Rosen had a stuffy nose, “and then my legs started to hurt me,” she said. She called to check on her friend, who told Rosen that three of the family members who’d gathered had tested positive for COVID. Rosen got tested and, within a few days, she received notice that she was positive for SARS CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. An official with the Nassau County Health Department sent an order for her to isolate at home. “I was shocked,” Rosen said. “I’m the 4.9 percent that got Moderna and actually got COVID.” The three vaccines currently on the U.S. market — Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — never promised a 100 percent shield against getting the virus. But the shots are extremely vital on the road toward normalcy because they pretty much universally prevent death. “If we can keep people out of the ICU and they just get a milder case, that actually lowers the mortality,” said Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, infectious disease specialist with Emory University.

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The White House COVID Task Force has been in a race against time to get millions of Americans vaccinated, deeply concerned about a ten percent increase in the daily average of new U.S. infections, now standing at about 60,000 people a day. The United States recently surpassed 30 million COVID cases, since the pandemic hit last March. There are still about a thousand deaths a day, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, went off script during a briefing Monday, saying “I’m going to reflect on the current feeling I have of impending doom.” Walensky went on to say she was concerned about the current trajectory of U.S. cases, saying it was similar to what happened in Italy, Germany and France before recent COVID surges and lockdowns in Europe. “I’m calling on every, single one of you to sound the alarm bell,” Walensky said this week. Melanie Rosen is grateful her vaccine shots likely prevented her from getting a more serious form of COVID. She only had a mild bout with the virus. She feels badly that her positive result required a student who wanted to join the cheerleading squad to quarantine. The teen had filled out an application in Rosen’s office. For people who are fully vaccinated, she has a word of caution. “You can still get it; you can probably still spread it,” Rosen said. “I want people to know it’s not over.”
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