A study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed that people who have received Covid booster shots and flu vaccines show a significantly increased risk of strokes.
The study found a 20-35% increased stroke risk in adults 65 and older who received both shots in the same visit.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen.
“Our study did identify an elevated risk of stroke when the COVID-19 bivalent vaccines were administered with a concomitant high-dose/adjuvanted influenza vaccine,” the researchers wrote.
Older adults who received last year’s COVID booster and a high-dose version of the flu vaccine in the same visit may have a potential increased risk of stroke, according to a new FDA-funded study. However, experts urge that these results were preliminary.https://t.co/LeKsv5Vvz4
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They added that stroke risks could be driven more by the flu vaccine alone than both the COVID booster and flu vaccine.
“We additionally found a slightly elevated risk of stroke following influenza vaccines administered without concomitant COVID-19 bivalent vaccines,” they wrote.
Experts quickly did damage control, claiming “there is no need for panic” and “no reason for alarm” because the study results were preliminary and have not yet been peer-reviewed.
“There is no need for panic, and emphatically no need to stop giving COVID and flu shots at the same time to older adults,” said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Dan Barouch, director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, made a similar claim.
“These data should be considered by patients and their physicians, but there is no reason for alarm,” said Dr. Barouch.
“The increased risk of stroke appears to be small and must be balanced against the known benefit of these vaccines in elderly individuals.”
“Additional data are needed before we can consider these findings definitive. It is good that the FDA has made these safety data available to inform the public,” he added.
The FDA also put out a statement to ABC News claiming it remains “confident in the safety, effectiveness, and quality of the COVID-19 vaccines that the agency has authorized and approved.”
“The review conducted in this preprint paper is part of our ongoing safety surveillance efforts, which utilize a variety of data sources,” the statement continued.
The CDC also released a statement in response to the study insisting the COVID shots meet its and the FDA’s “very high safety standards.”
“Hundreds of millions of people in the United States have safely received COVID vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history,” the agency said.
Notably, the COVID-19 booster shots were approved before human clinical trials were completed.
Stroke risks aside, a separate scientific study published this month in the Radiological Society of North America found that COVID-19 shots significantly increased the risk for multiple myocardial abnormalities and inflammation.
In other words, the COVID-19 vaccines damaged the heart tissue of most people who received them.
The CDC and FDA claimed for years that the COVID shot was “safe and effective” without knowing the short or long-term adverse reaction risks.
But it also appears that Big Pharma’s high-dose flu vaccines raise their own set of health concerns if the study remains valid with further research.
We were explicitly told that the shots were safe and effective.
You mean to tell me that big pharma and government health agencies lied?
Time to Make Nuremberg Great Again.
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) October 28, 2023