I really don’t understand a lot of things about this whole vaccine thing. Mainly why anyone wouldn’t get one that is in an “at risk” group. I understand that to this point, the various instances of those out there have only EUA (Emergency Use Authorization), but hey, somebody has to be the guinea pig. It’s understood isn’t it that there were clinical trials done before the current authorization was put into place? Ten years down the road I might grow wings and hop on my butt like a toad, but between now and then I probably won’t die of Covid-19.
I decided to do a bit of research after my husband said there was scant information he could find out about any side effects. I found a link to those and I started by going to the Pfizer site. Right on the main page there was a link under the status of “Our Science” titled “The Facts About Pfizer and BioNtech’s Covid-19 Vaccine”. Now if you click the link up above this one that takes you to the Pfizer site’s home page and then click this one to take you to those facts, you’re going to find that you’re going to end up right back where you started from. Huh? That’s what I said anyway. SO- more research….
The first place I go when I can’t find something I think should be somewhere on the Internet but isn’t, is to The Wayback Machine. AND just as I suspected, there at one time was, in the not so distant past too, an actual page the link that now redirects back to the home page, opened. Here is that page which was accessible up until the 7th of July of this year. The Facts About Pfizer and BioNtech’s Covid-19 Vaccine. There are definitely more facts on the FDA’s site than are located from the link that takes you back to Pfizer’s home page (heh) and more also than are on the archived page I linked secondly here.
Why would they make their fact page inaccessible? And why did I have to do all this searching for something that should be readily available? And what is the meaning of this that I put below in an image? Don’t those two statements say the same thing except for the names of the vaccines? Don’t those two things kind of rule each other out?
Those two statements came from authorizations posted on the FDA that has a link to each of the vaccines and to their determinations concerning those. Now if you go to each of the different types of vaccines they have listed on that link you’ll find all three types have that statement in the letters of authorization for each.
What I find strange is that the last date I found on The Wayback Machine where you could access the “Our Science/Facts” link about the Pfizer vaccine was July 7, 2021. That’s also the date Moderna was reissued their letter of authorization by the FDA. Coincidence?
I found in Pfizer’s info that their vaccine has been given an EUA for children 12 through 15 by the FDA. The information in that letter of authorization states- ” FDA concluded that it is reasonable to believe that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine may be effective in individuals 12 through 15 years of age. Additionally, FDA determined it is reasonable to conclude, based on the totality of the scientific evidence available, that the known and potential benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine, for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 12 through 15 years of age.”
Just pretend it’s measles, mumps, rubella and get it over with. Vaccines are a good thing. That’s what they told all the mothers who were vaccinated against anthrax and gave birth to babies with defects.
Seriously though, I understand why some people would/will/did balk at getting a Covid-19 vaccine. I thought it was the best thing to do for myself. Mainly because my husband would probably never have spoken to me again if I hadn’t. The things you do for love. I’ll fly or hop back here a few years from now and let you know how it all turned out.
OH! One last thought on the matter-