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Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are reporting enhanced disease-fighting response from booster shots, an encouraging development in light of vaccines' diminished effectiveness over time as the delta variant of the coronavirus has turbocharged a fourth wave of infections in the U.S.
Phase 3 trial data shows a third dose of their vaccine – called Comirnaty – produced more than three times the neutralizing antibodies against the coronavirus compared with a second dose, the companies said. On Monday, their COVID-19 vaccine became the first one to receive full FDA approval.
The company said it was working with federal officials, including the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on next steps to enhance the effects of the vaccine and ready a possible booster shot.
Researchers compared adverse events that occurred in vaccinated people from a health care organization in Israel to events in people with documented COVID-19. Each group had a mean of more than 880,000 people.
They found the vaccinated group had an increased risk of myocarditis -- inflammation of the heart -- occurring in 2.7 per 100,000 people. The vaccine was also associated with an increased risk of swollen lymph nodes, herpes zoster infection and appendicitis.
About 800 cases of heart inflammation have been confirmed in the U.S. as being linked to mRNA vaccines, making the instances rare but concerning. The CDC says most of those treated for the condition recovered quickly.
originally posted by: HawkEyi
The issue with CDC's own statement on heart inflammation is that they are lying to you about it. heart inflammation sometimes is a life changing type of issue with most would have to take medicine.
This not an issue to be taken lightly.
...as the delta variant of the coronavirus has turbocharged a fourth wave of infections in the U.S.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Britguy
Do really you think that they lumped vaxxed and unvaxxed together? Is that what the study is about?
Take the vax and suffer heart swelling, but it's Covid19 because, well, Pfizer said so!
Phase 3 trial data shows a third dose of their vaccine – called Comirnaty – produced more than three times the neutralizing antibodies against the coronavirus compared with a second dose, the companies said.
I know several people who were fine after the first shot but felt like crap after the second shot. How much worse will the third shot be?