Despite official reassurances that adverse effects of COVID vaccines are rare or mild, patients still have concerns and social media is filled with reports. In the winter issue of the of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Jane Orient, M.D., examines the mechanisms of blood clotting and the evidence for an effect of vaccines.
Experts tend to dismiss the risk of blood clots by claiming the risk is greater from the disease, Dr. Orient writes, but patients are not convinced.
Finding the objective truth is difficult because of the enormous power asymmetry between government-approved experts and scientists who challenge the official view, she explains.
The California bill AB2098, passed into law because of lobbying by the “misinformation busters,” restricts free speech of physicians by penalizing them for dissemination of information about COVID-19 that officialdom deems false. This is “just the tip of the iceberg of repressions and harassments that the dissenting physicians or scientists can face daily while having no means of recourse,” Dr. Orient states.
Her article explores the mechanism by which the vaccines—including the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna as well as the J&J shot—could disrupt the complex blood clotting system, plus a scrutiny of scientific studies and data that manufacturers submitted to regulators. It also considers the “anecdotal” data from physicians, patients, and morticians.
The conclusion is that the safety signal “is sufficiently strong to provide impetus for further studies of [clotting] phenomena and also for warning the public about those perils of COVID-19 vaccinations.”
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.
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