Beware fake news and conspiracy theories in vaccine search

 
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Don’t believe everything you hear or see on the internet about vaccination but read articles from good sources says  Digna Wong, coordinator of the Center for Clinical Research and Translational Medicine of the Institute for Scientific Research and High Technology Services and member of tPanama’s Covid-19.  Vaccine Research Consortium

She clarified that the vaccine against  COVID-19  that is being investigated is not based on live attenuated viruses and it is not possible that it causes the disease "There are endless falsehoods," about vaccination against coronavirus. Among the most frequent is that it produces genetic modifications and that the vaccine that we will use in the clinical trial can cause Covid-19 disease. Other hoaxes are that vaccines contain microchips to control people's movements or that they have toxic metals.

In Panama, the phase 2 clinical trial of the German CureVac vaccine should begin in the next few days and then the vaccine from the Chinese biotechnology company Clover.

The first vaccine in history was developed by the English doctor Edgard Jenner in 1796 to combat smallpox, and since then the use of these biological products has prevented between 2 and 3 million deaths a  year, according to the  WHO.

Despite the scientific consensus on their effectiveness and rigor in their development, vaccines have not stopped having detractors, even in times of pandemic.

Currently,  two phase 2 studies and one phase 3 study are finalized and will be part of other worldwide clinical studies of vaccines against Covid-19. The first clinical trial, which will start in Panama in the next few days, is with the German CureVac vaccine. 

In order to obtain new drugs and vaccines, it is necessary to complete all the development phases, both preclinical and clinical phases, without exceptions. From these studies, it is required that the scientific evidence generated in all phases, , be published and allow the evaluation of safety and efficacy data by scientific groups and independent evaluation committees, guaranteeing the maximum profit and minimum foreseeable risk. It is very important to highlight the role that local and international regulatory authorities also play in the development of all clinical trials.

Most of the studies that have been evaluated consider the administration of two doses of vaccine, which are applied in a certain period of time. are followed for safety and adverse events.

The vaccines that are being developed internationally are designed with a global perspective. They are multicenter trials, in which volunteers from various countries are included. Panama's participation in vaccine research studies is key, since it offers us safety and immunogenicity data in our population, to be sure that its behavior is similar to other parts of the world. 

 



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realizenow

##### "casual observer I'm not aware of any country mandating vaccines. Please enlighten." ####### In 2018 Argentina became the staging ground for FORCED VACCINATIONS to test it on populations to see if they can force it upon the world. The world and each person must stand up against this extremely dangerous government tyranny. IT IS LAW in Argentina now ...you can NOT go to school, cannot go to college, cannot get a job, cannot get a drivers license and cannot get a passport unless you subject your body first to FORCED VACCINATIONS under the 2018 law. n December 2018, Argentina enacted a new vaccine policy requiring all persons who are medically able, both adults and children, to be vaccinated against specified diseases. Proof of vaccination is required to attend any level of school, from infancy through adulthood, or obtain a marriage license, or any kind of government ID, including a passport or driver's license. Australia has also come forward to say they will violate your rights as a human and force a vaccine into your body that you can never undo. Ask any doctor what can you do after you are injured? Ask you doctor can we undo the vaccine damage to my body? Also every vaccine maker has full immunity for when they cause direct injury to you and your families bodies, that means you will NEVER GET ANY MONEY ONCE THEY INJURE YOU. Furthermore vaccines, especially rushed ones are extremely dangerous as most vaccines are only tested for injury for 5 days that means when you become crippled or injured, after that time period, for life you are left with the bankrupting medical bills and insurance companies that will drop you. That is if you live or you come to find yourself in the ground. Great deal for the vaccine pushers isn't it? Great deal for humanity? NOT! Spread the truth against the propaganda and lets make the criminals pay. This is a planned genocide across the planet and we need justice! Now these criminals want to force dangerous vaccines into your body, how dare they after what they have already done to humanity. Do a little research its all coming out that those countries that vaccinate over 50% of their populations had the highest mortality rate connected to coronavirus those countries that did not push the year flu vaccine had the lowest death rates. Still want to take their poison pushed into your veins? Get educated watch Vaxxed original and Part II.

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realizenow

Most of what you have read and heard from talking heads is all fraud, disinformation and propaganda against humanity. https://c19study.com this data shows the truth that has been purposely hidden as people were left to die. THE FACTS are even without treatment 99.6% to 99.9% or MOST PEOPLE will live! Curious why they are pushing a rushed untested unproven vaccine when almost all live without any treatment? Most vaccines take 7 years and up to 20 years to insure safety, yet they expect humans to believe in months they can deliver a safe and tested vaccine, if you believe that you must believe in Santa Clause too. Enough with the lies, fraud, deception and disinformation as people suffer from hunger and suicide cause by brutal tyrannical home imprisonment sentences that destroyed the economy, their jobs, their businesses and families ***** So its time the world go after the criminals responsible https://plandemicseries.com spread the truth and stop the propaganda. People need to pay for their crimes!

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MHogan

Panama A1, I stand corrected on that number. Having said that, remember These are “healthy” adults in this trial and statistically, 4o% experience some untoward reaction for each injection of vaccine. Covid-19 seems to require 2 doses per person. You may find this rather interesting: I submit the following quotes (they are linked to studies or made by virologists/epidemiologists/ health officials studying coronavirus — “at least 70% of a population has to be vaccinated to prevent an emerging epidemic and an 80% immunization rate achieved to extinguish an ongoing epidemic (complete return to normal).” and “ The Food & Drug Administration has set the bar low for licensure of a vaccine. A vaccine will only need to prevent or decrease severity of the COVID-19 coronavirus by at least 50 percent, said the FDA before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. No mention of saving lives.” Don’t know how this is going to work. Also this (but I can’t attach the chart) “ The chart below displays the (in)effectiveness of flu vaccines over recent years. Efficacy ranges from 10% to 60% depending on the year. Will any COVID-19 vaccine fare better?”.

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PanamaAl

MHogan, can you please explain your math in representing that 22,000 Panamanians would develop some kind of adverse event. If 1 in 18,000 have an adverse reaction and the population of Panama is 4 million, wouldn’t that result in only 222 people adversely affected?

9 days ago
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casual observer

I'm child of the 60's and a Navy vet with 6 captain's masts in my service jacket. I've spent a lot of time saying "no" to the government. After going thru boot camp and getting stuck many times without my consent, I'm not about to be the first in line for an FDA approved vaccine.

10 days ago
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MHogan

Casual observer: not there yet. And the only way NOT to get there is to be proactive in opposition. What?! You prefer to wait for the health official to arrive and your door with a syringe and swab? The idea is to let people know the benefits and the possible negative outcomes so they can make an informed consent or refusal and not be impacted in any way in going about their lives if they say “no”. Obviously, you do not understand Bill Gates (together with the WHO) and his obsession with power and control. Underestimate at your own peril; I’m not. And follow the money—there’s a lot to lose in a population that says “no”.

11 days ago
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casual observer

I'm not aware of any country mandating vaccines. Please enlighten.

11 days ago
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MHogan

Yes, adverse effects are NOT as uncommon as vaccine companies want us to believe. While the statistic of 1/18,000 in the trial of AZ may seem low, remember this trial run was on “healthy” individuals, was not subject to correct placebo-control criteria, not long-term effects and 1/18,000 would represent 22,000+ adverse reactions in Panama (assuming the total population was as heathy as the trial subjects—not possible). Moreover, these facts on adverse reactions are scientifically enumerated (Even without trials let alone warp-speed ones) and a mandatory vaccination program or any program which restricts freedoms is to be avoided. Mandating an invasive medical procedure violates our most fundamental human rights. All medical procedures, including vaccines, carry risks; they must be voluntary. And vaccine injuries aren’t rare – they’re approximately 1 in every 40 doses, according to a  U.S. Agency for Health Research Quality 2010 study. Extrapolate 1 in 4O doses (2 shots per individual?) means 200,000 Panamanians will have some form of vaccine injury, ranging from minor to life threatening to death. These are not my statistics; I’ve given you the reference link. If the number of 200,000 doesn’t scare you, remember this could be an annual affair if the vaccine manufacturers have their way. Follow the money! For those steadfast vaxxers, now representing close only to 50%, go for the vaccine route —you have that personal freedom. For those who only want something proven with better safety odds before injection into our heathy bodies (this does not make us anti-vaxxers), allow us the same right to decide as we give you vaxxers.

11 days ago
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Jose

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Participant Develops Neurological Symptoms, AstraZeneca Pauses Trial Print By Jeremy Loffredo On Tuesday, AstraZeneca announced a pause on its experimental COVID-19 vaccine trial after a woman in the UK developed a “suspected serious reaction.” The company is also conducting trials in the U.S., South Africa and Brazil, with enrollment in all these countries on hold for now. AstraZeneca is partnering with researchers at Oxford University to develop this vaccine, and is testing it on children as young as 5 years old. The World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan called the project a COVID-19 vaccine race “frontrunner” earlier this year. The company asserts that a panel of independent experts will review the adverse reaction and decide whether or not AstraZeneca should lift the pause. While AstraZeneca says the woman has not been officially diagnosed, an anonymous source told the New York Times that the woman’s symptoms were consistent with transverse myelitis (TM). TM is a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord, a major element of the central nervous system. It often results in weakness of the limbs, problems emptying the bladder and paralysis. Patients can become severely disabled and there is currently no effective cure. Concerns over associations between TM and vaccines are well known. A review of published case studies in 2009 documented 37 cases of transverse myelitis associated with vaccines, including Hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and others in infants, children and adults. The researchers in Israel noted “the associations of different vaccines with a single autoimmune phenomenon allude to the idea that a common denominator of these vaccines, such as an adjuvant, might trigger this syndrome.” Even the New York Times piece on the recent AstraZeneca trial pause notes past “speculation” that vaccines might be able to trigger TM. Perhaps the most infamous example of this phenomenon is the case of Colton Berrett. Berrett received Merck’s HPV vaccine at age 13 after doctors advised his mother it would help prevent cervical cancer in his hypothetical wife down the line. After the vaccine, doctors diagnosed Berrett with TM, and the boy became increasingly paralyzed as his spine became increasingly inflamed. Doctors said he’d eventually lose the ability to breathe and the family chose to intubate him. After years of living with this disability, and needing someone to carry a breathing apparatus for him at all times, Berrett took his own life. Even if AstraZeneca’s vaccine is found responsible for the trial participant’s TM symptoms, that may not become the official conclusion. In July, another participant developed symptoms of TM, and the vaccine trial was paused. But an “independent panel” concluded the illness was unrelated to the vaccine, and the trial continued. As Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, these panels are “typically made up of doctors, a biostatistician and a medical representative of the sponsor company running the trial.” It’s unclear if the panel that reviewed the first case of TM will be the same group of experts to decide if the second case of TM was caused by the vaccine, but the Oxford team seems to be laying the groundwork for another such conclusion. “This may be due to an issue related to the vaccine. It also may not,” a spokesperson from Oxford University told ABC News Thursday. Also of significance is the fact that researchers have yet to produce a safe and effective vaccine against any coronavirus. When researchers were experimenting on vaccines against SARS (similar to COVID-19 in that it infects the lungs), trials were halted completely, after the vaccinated animals developed even more severe (and sometimes fatal) versions of SARS than the unvaccinated animals.

11 days ago
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Sinbad

Panama will be well into a full blown second wave before any vaccine arrives next year. The question is whether everything is shutdown again or if the virus is allowed to run it's natural course and cull the weak links?

11 days ago
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casual observer

HA! Thought you would comment on this story. Where your ears burning??

11 days ago
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MHogan

There is so much to respond to in this article—not all negative; just more questions than answers. Get into that in a minute after I state many have no confidence in the WHO-they are “owned” by China and the Gates Foundation, and much fact is online to discredit all three. No heavy metals: what adjuvants are used? Will the public have access to the complete product monograph? Since the flu vaccine has barely a 50% efficacy, what makes the C-19 virus different and how does this allow for strains? How much is “minimal risk”? Vaccination is not immunization, yet you use the term “immunogenicity”—what does that mean? Since Covid-19 has never been isolated and has failed all 4 criteria of Koch’s Postulates, so how can you be certain a vaccine created will have sufficient efficacy to warrant the risks—another computer model like the Imperial College predicting 2.2 million US deaths? If the disease is ebbing without vaccination, why take an unnecessary risk, even minimal? How long will the vaccine be effective in light of emerging strains? Since this is warp-speed, how do we know long-term negative effects? One in 18,000 had a serious adverse event from AstraZenaca (a common reaction to flu-type vaccines) on trial, representing in the study 0.0056% who became “unwell” in a study of only “heathy adults” which would translate in Panama’s population to 22,400 who become “unwell” assuming all 4m people are as heathy as in the AZ trial? Who will be responsible for the treatment/care/funeral of those who become unwell or die as a consequence of the vaccine? What are the contraindications of the vaccine? Why not build herd immunity which can have a more lasting result? I could go one and on but will we ever get answers?

12 days ago
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