A recently published peer-reviewed study in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research entitled “The Blind Spot in COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: Under-Reported Adverse Events” reveals how clinical, political, systemic and media factors have caused a failure to communicate adverse events associated with COVID vaccinations. Consequently misleading recommendations by authorities may be seen as an outcome of this lack of evidence.
Professor Patrick Provost of Laval University’s Department of Microbiology in Quebec City asserts that the basis for his study is the negative effects two scientists experienced after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, despite being previously healthy. He notes both have been enduring a variety of adverse events (AEs) ever since their injections and can’t seem to recover from them.
According to Provost’s study, the participants were uniquely qualified to attest to any AE reporting shortfalls due to their awareness of health matters and investigative acumen. One of the scientists created five assorted adverse events, including visual migraines, skin rash, and diabetes lack. Furthermore, the other was admitted to the ER thrice due to cardiovascular problems and was identified with myocarditis in addition to postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a flux disturbance condition.
According to Provost, the doctors present during vaccination were unwilling to acknowledge any correlation between the immunizations and negative side effects. Provost’s specialty lies in micro RNA, molecules tasked with gene regulation. She has stated that mRNA vaccines can be taken up by cells within our bodies which then instigate an autoimmune response resulting in harmful conditions such as autoimmune diseases.
Health Canada has reported that out of the 96,432,067 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of January 20th, a total of 53,611 people have had adverse events; representing an incredibly low six in 10 000 rate. Even more impressively is the fact that only .011 cases out of all those vaccinated presented serious effects.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adverse events have been scarce following COVID-19 vaccinations. However, during a study conducted between December 2020 and August 2021, there was a slight uptick in myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) cases amongst male adolescents and young adults who received mRNA vaccines. The good news is that these instances of inflammation responded well to medication and rest, allowing patients to feel better quickly.
Dr. Provost’s study explored numerous reasons why Adverse Events (AEs) following COVID-19 vaccinations are scarcely reported, as per The Epoch Times. Primarily, he posited that many clinicians neglect to consider the aftereffects of inoculations and assume they cannot be held accountable for any undesired reactions – an attitude which undoubtedly contributes to underreporting AEs. Furthermore, when physicians do recognize adverse events in patients post-vaccination, there is a complicated process involved with reporting them; this creates further issues for those who would like to report such occurrences. Lastly, due to the swift roll out of mRNA vaccines approved over shorter periods than traditional vaccine testing protocols have traditionally taken decades before being fully validated by regulatory agencies has created problematic presumptions about their safety without adequate long term data.
Provost contends the “secure and effectual mainstream narrative” that is imposed on individuals by authoritative institutions and media outlets ought to be questioned. He further explains how universities can punish their students when they rebel against this dominant story. Last summer, Provost faced an eight-week suspension from Laval University after he made the claim that vaccinating children against COVID-19 was unnecessary. Simon Viviers, vice president of the faculty union at Laval University, stated that this punitive action constituted as “an attack on academic freedom,” and further expressed his belief that it is troubling for universities to judge public comments by their personnel and apply sanctions accordingly. CBC News reported these sentiments in response to this issue.
Dr. Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, a medical resident at University of Montreal who holds a Ph.D in immunology and is an expert on the mRNA technology used for COVID-19 vaccines as well as children’s vaccinations, contested Provost’s views strongly.
According to Nadeau-Vallée, this individual lacks the necessary knowledge base required to discuss this topic; as a professor of biochemistry, he studies small RNA rather than messenger RNA. Thus, his words are not validated by scientific consensus on the matter. Additionally, it is evident that vaccines and public health measures have been successful in saving lives from COVID-19.
He asserted that academic freedom enables us to discuss all topics, yet also noted that it does not permit us to share false information. If someone is attempting to challenge scientific consensus, they must provide scientific evidence as support for their claims.