A US doctor joins calls to withdraw COVID-19 messenger RNA vaccines, pointing to new research that points to a link between injections and adverse events.
Dr. Joseph Fraiman, a Louisiana-based physician who also conducts research on COVID-19 and other health issues, says it’s time to stop giving the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines until until new clinical trials prove that the benefits of vaccines outweigh the harms.
The new research, including a new analysis of vaccine trials, raises concerns about whether the benefits of vaccines outweigh the harms, the doctor said.
“I don’t see how anyone couldn’t be certain that the benefits outweigh the harms at the population level, or even in high-risk groups. I don’t see the evidence to support that claim,” Fraiman told The Epoch Times. “But I also can’t say there’s evidence to support that it’s potentially more harmful, but there’s also uncertainty here. … Given that scenario, I think people shouldn’t have the [vaccines] outside of a clinical trial, because we need to determine… if their benefits outweigh the harms or if the harms outweigh the benefits.
“The only thing that can answer that question will be a randomized trial,” he added.
Pfizer and Moderna did not respond to requests for comment.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which authorized the injections and never stopped promoting them, did not return an investigation.
Fraiman conducted a study that reanalyzed the original Pfizer and Moderna trials. He and his colleagues concluded in a study published following peer review that vaccinees were at higher risk of serious adverse events.
It is a data point. Another is identifying safety signals, or adverse events, that are potentially caused by vaccines but require further investigation. The FDA revealed in December 2022 that the Pfizer vaccine was linked to blood clotting in the elderly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends vaccines for virtually all Americans, found hundreds of other signals in their research, according to records obtained by The Epoch Times.
Several serious problems that can lead to death have been causally linked or caused by vaccines. They include myocarditis or heart inflammation.
While U.S. health officials have repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of myocarditis and a related condition, pericarditis, German researchers who investigated the deaths of 25 people who died suddenly at home after vaccination ruled out any potential cause except for the vaccination of five of the people. They reported their findings in a study that was published after peer review in late 2022.
“Given that alternative causes are unlikely to cause myocarditis within a week of vaccination, this is essentially conclusive evidence that we are seeing vaccine-induced sudden cardiac deaths,” Fraiman said.
Fraiman also noted that excess mortality, or deaths from all causes, have increased during the pandemic, with spikes correlating to the introduction of vaccines. Vaccines may not have caused the extra deaths, he says, but some researchers, including British professors Norman Fenton and Martin Neil, have looked at the data and found a signal that vaccines were linked to at least some of the excess deaths. US officials say some of the deaths could be due to COVID-19.
When vaccines were first introduced, Fraiman supported giving them to older adults and others at high risk for COVID-19, or people of all ages with serious underlying health conditions. He says he also didn’t advise against vaccinations at all ages, although he told younger family members he wasn’t sure it was a good idea to get vaccinated. .
Fraiman also says vaccines likely reduced hospitalizations in the first two quarters of 2021, recalling that he didn’t see a single vaccinated person in his hospital until June of this year.
When he and the other scientists discovered that vaccinated people were at higher risk for serious problems, he shifted to a position that the harms probably outweighed the benefits in healthy people.
With the new evidence of harm, as well as Omicron being less dangerous and more likely to evade vaccine immunity, Fraiman questions whether the benefits outweigh the serious harms, even in the elderly and otherwise infirm.
“I see the likelihood that the harm may outweigh the benefit in the group that would benefit the most from the vaccine,” he said.
Fall of standards
Data from clinical trials on vaccines have been difficult to obtain, especially trials not conducted by the vaccine manufacturers themselves, and trial standards have been lowered over time.
The FDA authorized the shots for children based on immune bypass or trial data that found the vaccines elicited a similar antibody response in children as in adults. For the new bivalent boosters, created because the original vaccines offered much lower levels of protection against Omicron and its subvariants, no clinical data, not even antibody measurements, were provided. Months later, that data is still not publicly available.
Some observational studies have found that boosters provide below average protection against infection and strong protection, at least initially, against hospitalization. Randomized controlled trials are generally considered superior.
Fraiman recommends pulling vaccines, and U.S. officials go to vaccine makers and ask them to demonstrate that the benefits outweigh the harms in light of the changed dynamics of the pandemic. Trials should feature investigators closely examining each COVID-19 hospitalization to distinguish whether they were caused by COVID-19, or whether the diagnosis of COVID-19 was incidental. This distinction is widely known as being hospitalized, or dying, with COVID-19 versus COVID-19.
The trial would take five or six months, like the first ones, Fraiman said.
Some countries, such as Denmark, have stopped offering reminders to certain sections of the population. A growing number of experts, meanwhile, are calling for an end to the administration of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which are by far the most administered in the United States.
The group includes Dr Aseem Malhotra, a British doctor who turned against vaccines in 2022 due to growing evidence of side effects. Malhotra’s citations included the Moderna and Pfizer trials, which showed no reduction in mortality or serious illness, and research conducted by Fraiman.
Linda Wastila, director of policy and research at the University of Maryland’s Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging, said she agreed with Fraiman, pointing to the research as well as data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting. System. Reports of thousands of post-vaccination deaths have been filed with the system, in addition to hundreds of thousands of injuries.
“I’m a data scientist and I’m overwhelmed by the congruence of all this data coming together so quickly, all painting a horrific picture of vaccine harms that really can’t be ignored,” Wastila told The Epoch Times via e. -mail.
Wastila called for the immediate removal of vaccines from the market, at least until the safety signals identified by the CDC and FDA are investigated closely.
“By failing to do so, the FDA and the rest of the government agencies that offer these products not only put millions of people at risk of injury or death, but they also successfully encourage rapid distrust of institutions. supposed to protect us,” she said.
There are other experts, such as Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who have advised certain populations against getting vaccinated, such as healthy young men, because they are at higher risk of one or several side effects and have little benefit against a disease that already poses minimal risk to them. Yet other experts continue to support vaccinating virtually everyone, including White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.