The FDA has granted emergency authorization to COVID-19 vaccines, but full approval may be some time off. With Democrats talking about vaccine mandates and actively excluding the unvaccinated from society, the latest FDA COVID announcement reminds us that vaccines still need to be studied: The Johnson and Johnson vaccine can increase risk of a rare nerve disorder.
Many are choosing to wait to get vaccinated until the vaccines can be fully studied. Some have reservations about ingredients, health risks, religious reasons to abstain, and more. But all Democrats talk about is forcing those people to get stuck with a needle. What they don’t want to talk about is the side effects.
The left-leaning New York Times reports that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine can increase one’s chances of developing Guillain–Barré syndrome. This disorder causes the immune system to attack healthy nerves. GBS can cause a variety of issues from mild pain or weakness to a complete inability to breathe on one’s own. Scientists don’t know yet exactly what causes GBS, but the FDA says that the J&J vaccine can greatly increase risk by up to 500 percent:
Although regulators have found that the chances of developing the condition are low, they appear to be three to five times higher among recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine than among the general population in the United States, according to people familiar with the decision. The warning was attached to fact sheets about the vaccine for providers and patients.
Federal officials have identified 100 suspected cases of Guillain-Barré among recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose shot through a federal monitoring system that relies on patients and health care providers to report adverse effects of vaccines. Ninety-five percent of those cases were considered serious and required hospitalization, the Food and Drug Administration said. The reports are preliminary.
In a statement, the agency said that while “the available evidence suggests an association” between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and increased risk of Guillain–Barré syndrome, “it is insufficient to establish a causal relationship.”
The FDA says it “continues to find the known and potential benefits clearly outweigh the known and potential risks” of COVID vaccines.
As we learn the risks of the COVID-19 vaccines, we need to consider that Democrats are trying to force them on us. Getting vaccinated should always be a personal decision made based on a consideration of the risks versus the benefits.