Thursday, April 15, 2021

Shingles Outbreaks After Pfizer BioNTech mRNA Covid Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson Data Difficulties, Vaccines Harm Healthy People

As if the blood clot issue isn't enough cause for concern?

— Surprise finding in Israeli case series

 Herpes zoster reactivation -- a.k.a. shingles -- following COVID-19 vaccination in six patients with comorbid autoimmune/inflammatory diseases may be a new adverse event associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine, suggested a new report. At two centers in Israel, there have been six cases of herpes zoster developing shortly after administration of the Pfizer vaccine in patients with disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis since December 2020, according to Victoria Furer, MD, of Tel Aviv University, and colleagues.

Little has been known about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines among patients with rheumatic diseases, because immunosuppressed individuals were not included in the initial clinical trials, they explained.

And still immuosuppressed people are being encouraged to get this vaccine.  My dad had shingles. What a misery it was for him.

Accordingly, an observational study has been conducted at the Tel Aviv Medical Center and the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, monitoring post-vaccination adverse events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, and myositis. This interim analysis included 491 patients and 99 controls, with events reported during the 6-week post-vaccination monitoring period. The prevalence among patients was 1.2% versus none in controls, Furer and colleagues reported in Rheumatology.

"Potential mechanisms that might explain the pathogenetic link between mRNA-COVID-19 vaccination and herpes zoster reactivation are related to stimulation of innate immunity through toll-like receptors," the researchers wrote.

They also noted that the vaccine can stimulate type I interferons and cytokines that can interfere with antigen expression.

So why are brain clot formations, platelet issues, anaphylaxis risks and the like such a concern from these vaccines? and( MIT ) "Why is it so hard to review the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Data?"  Seems weird right? Why would it be so difficult to review data that had to have been viewed already?....To authorize vaccines for emergency use? Right?  Review: the process of going over a subject again in study or recitation: to view, look at, or look over again.

 The US Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration advised suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, after reports that six people who had received a dose developed rare blood clots in the brain, combined with another disorder that actually inhibits clotting. One patient died. 

“We’ll never have perfect data, and there will always be uncertainty,” said Grace Lee, a professor at Stanford University and chair of the advisory panel’s Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Technical Subgroup, when the group met on Wednesday. “It’s really, for me, about getting better risk estimates.” 

Committee members agreed to reconvene once they’ve had more time to gather and assess data about who might be most at risk of complications, and how that compares with the risk of catching and spreading covid.

No comprehensive data

Information may be limited because the issue was caught quickly, and because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is so far being deployed only in the US (the company said it was delaying delivery to European Union countries). But making a determination may also prove difficult because America’s medical data is highly fragmented.

Leaves one wondering what data they used to grant authorization for their use?  

It was the VAERS system that worked effectively to bring these clotting cases to light, though it's characterized as archaic?

The voluntary system may seem archaic, but that is how the six cases under review came to the attention of the authorities. They were reported to the CDC through an online database called the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS. It is an open website that medical staff, patients, and caregivers can use to notify the government about potential vaccine side effects.  

Guess the site isn't as archaic as claimed? (Noting the negative characterization)

 Vaccines harming healthy people is a huge issue

Ensuring the safety of vaccines is especially important because they’re given to healthy people, rather than treating people who are already sick, and successfully figuring out which groups might see the most benefit—or most harm—could lead to tiered recommendations. Several EU countries, for instance, have said the AstraZeneca vaccine should be given to older people at higher risk of complications from covid, rather than younger people who might be at higher risk of vaccine complications.

“At the end of the day, the critical issue is if I’m a 30-year-old woman and I get this vaccine, how much will that increase my risk of this bad thing?” says Arthur Reingold, chair of California’s Covid-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup and a former member of the CDC’s vaccine advisory panel.

Covid is largely a minor nuisance for the vast majority of people. Are the vaccines really a risk worth taking?


  1. Hi Penny:

    It rains a lot in the Pacific North West and I have learned over the years to STAY OUT OF THE RAIN. I believe the geoengineering perpZ seed the rain clouds with bacteria and viruses to promote their Big Pharma industry. A week or so ago after many days of rain I did go outside. That night I came down with a rare attack of shingles. Luckily it was a mild attack and went away after several days. I have had shingles in the past so immediately recognized the painful symptoms. I just took home remedies and drank lots of water.

    What I am saying is that shingles, IMO, is one of the diseases that they deliberately spread amongst populations. It is also a disease for which Big Pharma has a "vaccine". Someone I knew took the two Shingles vaccine combo and was forced to take bedrest and was in pain for several days after each shot!

    OMG! What a scam and what a scandal! Hopefully this CovID "Bridge Too Far" Scamdemic will kill the ENTIRE vaccine industry forever!!!

    Particularly vis a vis our children!

    1. Hi greencrow,
      Would you mind sharing those home remedies? A recovery after several days is very good. Shingles attacks can last up to 6 weeks. Anyway, happy to hear you are all better now. -- M.R.

    2. M.R.
      One herb that is very good for shingles is lemon balm
      I have it at my home- I gave a bunch to my Dad. He drank the tea and used the leaves as a poultice on his sores.

      He said it helped, especially with his sores
      (he felt the dried up quicker)

      Lemon balm tea: Steep one tablespoon dried lemon balm leaves in one cup of boiled water for 15 minutes. Strain and apply as a warm or cool compress depending on preference (three to four times daily). Lemon balm stops viral replication.

      Drink the tea, treat the outside- There was something else too we had here at home. Pretty sure it was yarrow as that's one of our standards along with lemon balm

      Another thing was licorice root- which we didn't have on hand

      Hoping GC will give some input too!

    3. Thanks, Penny
      That's good information. -- M.R.

  2. My home remedies were just tea and lots of fresh fruit and water. I also took a Tylenol (1) the first day.

    Now one important thing I've learned...drinking, especially white wine, can bring on and/or prolong shingles attacks. I used to drink alcohol but quit cold turkey last September. I do believe not drinking shortened this latest "attack" of Shingles which really only lasted four or five days at most.