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"Immunization: The Basics—Definition of Terms," CDC, May 16, 2018. Accessed July 1, 2021:

“Eric Clapton feared he would ‘never play again’ after disastrous time with vaccine," Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2021:

"We Want to be Seen, Heard, and Believed," U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Rumble, June 27, 2021:

“FDA Rapid Cycle Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccines: Working list of 15 possible adverse events of special interest (AESI),”  An Update of FDA Monitoring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness,” Steve Anderson PhD, MPP, Director, Office of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, CBER, VRBPAC Meeting, FDA, February 26 ,2021:

"SARS-CoV-2 mass vaccination: Urgent questions on vaccine safety that demand answers from international health agencies, regulatory authorities, governments and vaccine developers" [preprint], Roxana Bruno, et al [50 authors], ResearchGate, May 2021:

“How concerned are you about adverse events related to the vaccines?” [675 comments from medical professionals], Medscape, accessed June 27, 2021: (“I’m terrified that I’m never going to feel normal again” – Erin Helgason) (“I would strongly advise against anyone with asthma or chronic bronchitis from getting this Vaccine. I have had several patients pass away after getting the Vaccine” – Dr. Michael Westerly)

“Electronic Support for Public Health—Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS), Inclusive dates: 12/01/07 – 09/30/10," Ross Lazarus, MBBS, MPH, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc., accessed June 27, 2021: (“fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported”)

“Assessing the long-term safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines,” Azeem Majeed et al, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, May 4, 2021:  (“But because these vaccines are new, we lack long-term data on their safety and efficacy.”)

"Reports of menstrual cycle changes after COVID vaccine highlight issues with clinical trials," Kate Larsen, ABC7, April 30, 2021:

"New study published in New England Journal of Medicine finds 82% miscarriage rate among vaccinated pregnant women," James Bailey (discussing NEJM study found here, Z3 News, June 25, 2021:

"Thrombosis after covid-19 vaccination," Hamid Merchant, Letter to the Editor (on menstrual irregularities and vaginal hemorrhages), BMJ, April 14, 2021: (women are encouraged "to report heavy menstrual bleeding or other extraordinary bleeding events post-vaccination")

"Post-menopausal women report periods coming back after having Covid vaccine," Joe Pinkstone, Yahoo News, May 17, 2021:

"Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons," Tom T. Shimabukuro, MD, et al, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 2021:  ("Among pregnancy-specific conditions reported to the VAERS after Covid-19 vaccination, miscarriage was the most common.")

“Experts: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines likely tied to heart inflammation,” Stephanie Soucheray, CIDRAP News, June 23, 2021:

"Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease," Timonthy Cardozo and Ronald Veazey, The International Journal of Clinical Practice, March 2021:

“Antibody-dependent enhancement and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies,” Wen Shi Lee et al, Nature, September 9, 2020:

"Immunization with SARS Coronavirus Vaccine Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus," Chien-Te Tseng et al, PLOS ONE, April 20, 2012: ("Caution in proceeding to application of a SARS-CoV vaccine in humans is indicated.")

"Fauci tells Congresss: 'There's no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective," Laura Feiner, Berkeley Lovelace Jr, CNBC, May 12, 2020: ("He also warned there's a potential for a vaccine to make the course of the disease even stronger.")

“New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines?” Nancy Walsh, MedPage Today, April 15, 2021:

“Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination,” CDC, Updated June 23, 2021, accessed June 27, 2021:

“Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Antigen Detected in the Plasma of mRNA-1273 Vaccine Recipients,” Alana F. Ogata, et al, Clinical Infectious Disease, May 20, 2021:

“More than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccine unsafe for use in humans,” [text of letter from Dr. Tess Lawrie (MBBCH, PhD), independent WHO researcher and Director of the Evidence-based Medicine Consultancy Ltd and EbMC Squared CiC Bath, UK to Dr. Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK, June 9, 2021],, Accessed June 27, 2021:

"Real world data reveal risks of allergic reasctions after receiving COVID-19 mRNA vaccines," Julie Cunningham, Massachusetts General Hospital (press release), March 9, 2021: (The investigators noted that the incidence of anaphylaxis they found (2.47 per 10,000) was higher than that estimated by the CDC (0.025 to 0.11 per 10,000)

“Allergic Reactions Related to COVID-19 Vaccinations in Allergic Patients,” Joint Statement by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), December 25, 2020:

"Israel says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people, representing as many as 50% of new cases. But they're less severe." Marianne Guenot, Business Insider, June 24, 2021:

"Treatment, not lockdowns and mRNA shots, is the answer to the Delta variant," (Ingraham Angle), Rumble,  June 28, 2021: ("This is a mostly harmless virus that will give more immunity. You want it to pass through as quickly as possible. You want people to get immune. Just locking people up will just postpone the inevitable and wreak more misery on the population. There's no benefit of lockdown at all." - Harvey Risch, MD, PhD. "This is a very mild varient...Cases are going to go up...whereas at the same time the mortality is flat at near zero. There's very few hospitalizations, also flat near zero" - Harvey Risch, MD, PhD; "42% of patients who get the variant have already been vaccinated" - Peter McCullough, MD, MPH)

"New CDC Report Admits Over 10K Fully Vaccinated Patients Have Contracted Coronavirus," One America News Network, May 28, 2021:, June 5, 2021: 

"Necessity of COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected individuals," Nabin K. Shrestha, et al, medRxiv, June 5, 2021: ("Individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination...")

"Are Covid Vaccines Riskier Than Advertised?" Joseph A Ladapo and Harvey A Risch, The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2021: ("Four serious adverse events follow this arc, according to data taken directly from Vaers: low platelets (thrombocytopenia); noninfectious myocarditis, or heart inflammation, especially for those under 30; deep-vein thrombosis; and death.")

"Breakthrough Covid cases: Data shows how many vaccinated Americans have tested positive," Laura Strickler, NBC, July 30, 2021:, 2021: 

"CDC Scaled Back Hunt for Breakthrough Cases Just as the Delta Variant Grew," Drew Armstrong, et al, Bloomberg, July 30, 2021:

"5 Things to Know About the Delta Variant," Kathy Katella, Yale Medicine, July 30, 2021:

"Why No One Is Sure If Delta Is Deadlier," Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, June 28, 2021:

"Higher COVID Rate Found in Some Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate — Why, And What It Says About the Delta Variant," Julie Watts, CBS Sacramento, July 26, 2021:

"CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts coronavirus outbreak were vaccinated but few required hospitalization," Carolyn Y. Johnson et. al, The Washington Post, July 30, 2021:


"Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating Efficacy of Ivermection in Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19," Pierre Kory, MD, et al, American Journal of Therapeutics, May/June 2021:

"Experts Research Whether People Who Had COVID-19 Also Need to Get Vaccinated," Julia Ries, Healthline, July 6, 2021:

"Why breakthrough COVID-19 infections don't mean the vaccine isn't working," Dr. Alexis E. Carrington and Sony Salzman, ABC News, July 21, 2021:

"'Breakthrough' is probably the wrong word," Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy, Reliable Resources, CNN Business, August 1, 2021: 

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