Some recently published scientific papers explore the longer term consequences of Covid. Yesterday, I looked at one which considers the impact of vaccination, finding no robust support for the claim that vaccination reduces the risk of Covid after-effects but highlighting a worrying vaccine safety signal which the authors had failed to mention. Today I will look at four other papers. In summary, I conclude that:
- Vaccinated individuals get sequelae (after-effects) in the months following Covid infection.
- Some of these sequelae are serious.
- The most common sequelae are, however, fatigue and loss of smell.
- People that get symptomatic Covid that requires them to seek support from healthcare professionals appear to have high levels of sequelae.
- There are no supporting data on whether vaccination reduces the risk of sequelae following Covid infection.
- There appears to be a high risk of vaccine side effects in the weeks and months following vaccination.
- The CDC likes to scare people.
This is a great paper – it is really well done and bases its analysis on a matched cohort, the best way to undertake studies like this. Sure, it is a retrospective study not a prospective study, but that’s to be expected given that authorities worldwide started jabbing people without any attempt to understand what the consequences might be. Well, I say that it is great, but unfortunately it suffers a significant flaw that spoils everything – more on that in a minute.