25 September 2021 — Swiss Policy Research
Post-vaccination metastatic breast cancer in a 31-year-old US nurse (Source)
A brief update on covid vaccine adverse events
Please note: No medical advice; patients are asked to consult a doctor.
Can covid vaccines cause cancer? In some cases, the answer appears to be yes. To be sure, there is no evidence that covid vaccines themselves are carcinogenic (i.e. cancer-causing). However, it has been shown that in up to 50% of vaccinees, covid vaccines can cause a temporary immune suppression or immune dysregulation (lymphocytopenia) that may last about a week or possibly longer.
In such a case of immune suppression or dysregulation, if there is already a tumor somewhere – known or unknown –, or if there is a predisposition to some type of cancer, covid vaccines could potentially trigger sudden tumor growth and cancer in the weeks following vaccination. Of note, lymphocytopenia has also been frequently observed in cases of severe covid.
At the immunological level, a similar mechanism appears to be triggering the post-vaccination reactivation of latent virus infections, most notably VZV (i.e. shingles), but also EBV (Epstein-Barr) and HPV. The vaccine-induced temporary immune suppression is also a likely factor contributing to the post-vaccination spike in coronavirus infections, observed in many countries.
The extent of the vaccine-induced tumor growth and cancer issue remains uncertain – it might be very rare – but there are already a few thousand such case reports in the notoriously incomplete official adverse event reporting systems and in vaccine-related online patient groups, although some of these cases may certainly be coincidental or due to lockdown-related delayed diagnosis.
In August, US clinical pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole described a significant increase in certain types of cancer (e.g. endometrial cancer) since the beginning of the covid mass vaccination campaign (see video excerpt below; full video here). More recently, German pathologists also noted the issue of post-vaccination immune dysregulation and sudden tumor growth in some patients.
In addition to the already well-established cardiovascular adverse events – such as blood clots, strokes, heart muscle inflammation and menstrual disorders – several auto-immune diseases have also been linked to covid vaccines, including neuro-inflammatory conditions such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS), which may be caused by antigenic cross-reactivity.
Post-vaccination hearing loss and tinnitus has recently been covered by ABC News. Concerning pregnant women, while many ‘health authorities’ recommend they get vaccinated, the actual Pfizer vaccine trial in pregnant women is delayed by a lack of participants. Meanwhile, the US VAERS reporting system counts already more than 2,000 post-vaccination miscarriages.
In children, it was thought that vaccination would prevent covid-related pediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome (PIMS). Instead, it turned out that covid vaccines may themselves trigger PIMS, which is most likely caused by an immune reaction to the spike protein. Vaccine-induced PIMS was first noticed in Israel and has recently been confirmed by EMA, the EU Medicines Agency.
The benefit of covid vaccination in children is so uncertain that vaccine trials had to switch from relevant endpoints (i.e. reduction in disease or death) to dubious proxy indicators like “antibody response”. Meanwhile, a recent US study found that in healthy male adolescents, the risk of post-vaccination myocarditis is about five times higher than the risk of covid hospitalization.
Haven’t official vaccine trials shown that covid vaccines are safe, though? The answer is no. In fact, several serious adverse events were already observed during covid vaccine trials, but were discarded as “unrelated”. In addition, the Pfizer vaccine trial excluded five times more people from the vaccine group than from the control group. In the Pfizer vaccine trial for adolescents, as 12-year-old girl suffered permanent paralysis, but Pfizer reported her case merely as “abdominal pain”.
Concerning the potential risk of antibody-dependent disease enhancement (ADE) caused by covid vaccines, there continues to be no real-world evidence of this effect, but several molecular simulation studies found that future variants of the Delta strain might theoretically trigger ADE (i.e. high levels of non-neutralizing antibodies enhancing viral infection).
The best channel to study individual case reports of covid vaccine adverse events remains Covid Vaccine Injuries (18+). However, the well-informed reader should also study a website called “Sorry Antivaxxer”, which documents vaccine skeptics (or even virus skeptics) who died from covid.
Data from Israel shows that covid vaccines provide no durable protection against infection, while protection against severe disease decreases from about 95% to about 50% within half a year. Thus, people at high risk of severe covid should in any case consider early treatment options, including monoclonal antibodies. Once in severe condition, covid treatment becomes much more difficult.
Speaking of Israel, an Israeli civil rights group has recently produced an important one-hour documentary called “The Testimonies Project”, detailing serious and fatal covid vaccine injuries based on interviews with Israeli victims and their relatives (see video below). Globally, covid vaccines may already have killed or severely injured more than 100,000 people.
Given the lack of vaccine protection against infection and transmission as well as the rather concerning safety profile, it is clear that there is no medical, ethical or epidemiological justification for covid vaccine mandates or “vaccine passports”. Indeed, the WHO regional director for Europe recently acknowledged that covid vaccines won’t be able to end the pandemic.
Instead, the pandemic will end as usual: through widespread and durable natural immunity.
Covid Vaccines: The Testimonies Project
Source: The Testimonies Project
Israel: Increase in all-cause mortality
Israeli all-cause mortality in people below 45 has significantly increased since spring. Read more.
Israel: Increase in all-cause mortality (DS/OECD)