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Coronamonomania Lives Forever, Part 167

By September 6, 2022Commentary

Alex Berenson and others are on a crusade about vax safety that is nothing but made up crap and has no support in data or research.  One of Alex’s latest is that it affects fertility and pregnancy.  Here is a study from Canada finding zero effect on adverse pregnancy outcomes following vaccination.  It is beyond despicable that people use the same scare tactics in regard to vax that were used to justify lockdowns and school closures.  On the other hand, CV-19 infection has been associated with worse pregnancy outcomes.  (BMJ Study)

I may have posted on this study before, it is a year old, and I certainly have posted on similar studies.  It is fascinating to contemplate the effect that various respiratory pathogens may have on each other, and in particular on CV-19.  The authors here found that having rhinovirus, which are the most common of the respiratory viruses, limited the likelihood of a CV-19 infection, because interferons were stimulated which blocked CV-19 replication.  (Rhino Study)

And this is a recent study on the same general topic, but examining broader respiratory virus interactions.  Cop-infections generally led to worse outcomes than a single viral infection.  Sequential infections showed a different pattern and some viral infections prior to a CV-19 one did seem to limit damage.  (JID Study)

Workers in essential occupations endured much greater mortality risks during the epidemic than did the relatively well-off laptop class of elitist progressives.  (Lancet Article)

I strongly believe that there is ample evidence that the epidemic response created worse outcomes across a variety of serious health issues, including cardiac disease.  This study from Taiwan, which has an excellent health system, finds that during the epidemic, outcomes worsened from heart attacks suffered at home.  (SSRN Paper)

If you thought there were not enough issues with vaccine effectiveness studies, this article demonstrates that assumptions around testing behavior, vaccine coverage and baseline infection rates have an impact on outcomes across study designs.  They suggest further work is needed to induce greater methodological rigor into this line of research. (Medrxiv Paper)

This study from Canada compared hospitalization impacts from CV-19 versus influenza.  It does not at all address the incidental issue or different testing approaches to CV-19 versus flu.  Notwithstanding that, it finds that while for adults CV-19 appears to have a greater impact, for those under 18 influenza is much more likely to result in a hospitalization.  Just more proof of why it was absurd to shut schools, mask kids or take other measures to protect against a non-threatening illness to children.   (Medrxiv Study)

People increase their contacts and reduce protective behaviors immediately following vaccination, including during the period when the immune response has not kicked in, likely increasing the risk of infection and transmission in that period.  (Medrxiv Paper)



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  • Douglas Kraus says:

    Your first paragraph sounds very much like what you said of Berensen claims that vaccine wasn’t effective a year ago.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      Berenson was claiming they not only didn’t work against infection but also against serious disease. That is not true, wasn’t true then and isn’t true now.

  • Douglas Kraus says:

    See Coronamania lives Aug 22 2021.

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