Vaccine Safety

McKnight’s reported that the CDC released vaccine safety data reported by healthcare providers during the first month of vaccinations (Dec. 14, 2020, through Jan. 13, 2021).  The findings showed no strong correlation between COVID-19 and death among residents. Full findings are available here.

Approximately 1 million residents reported as being vaccinated during that period. There were 150 reports (3 out of every 20,000 participants) suffering adverse events, ranging from serious to non-serious. 78 deaths reported (fewer than 1 out of every 12,000 participants).

“These initial findings should provide reassurance to health care providers and to vaccine recipients and promote confidence in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines,” report authors concluded. 

The CDC noted that causes of deaths among those residents were consistent with expected all-cause mortality among the group and did not “indicate any unexpected pattern that might suggest a causal relationship with vaccination.”

The U.S. has administered more than two million vaccine shots per day over the past week. The U.S. has administered more than 84,540,474 COVID-19 doses as of Wednesday, CDC data shows. 53 million people, or 16% of the U.S. population, have had at least one COVID jab and almost 27 million have had two, per the CDC.

Biden warned that states like Texas, South Carolina, and Mississippi are making a big mistake by loosening safety measures. Ending mandates to wear masks at a time when the nation is making a push to boost vaccinations is plain stupid. Can’t they wait a couple more weeks?