I was reading an article about the Coronavirus vaccine and had to stop, start the paragraph over and read again.
I was trying to make sense of it or understand the purpose of saying what was said.
Here it goes…
When shots begin to go into arms of resides, Dr. Kelly Moore (associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition) said Americans need to understand that deaths may occur that won’t necessarily have anything to do with the vaccine.
“We would not at all be surprised to see, coincidentally, vaccination happening and then having someone pass away a short time after they receive a vaccine, not because it has anything to do with the vaccination but just because that’s the place where people at the end of their lives reside,” Moore said.
“One of the things we want to make sure people understand is that they should not be unnecessarily alarmed if there are reports, once we start vaccinating, of someone or multiple people dying within a day or two of their vaccination who are residents of a long-term care facility. That would be something we would expect, as a normal occurrence, because people die in nursing homes.”
The story goes on, not acknowledging exactly what was said and essentially just treating it as a ho-hum, nothing-out-of-the-ordinary revelation.
Dr. Moore sounds a lot like Beanie from the movie “Old School.”
Couldn’t the same be said for those residents who died after contracting the Coronavirus itself?
“Well, you have to remember, residents of long-term care facilities die all the time as a normal occurrence, so the fact they caught COVID has nothing to do with it.”
That statement — that multiple residents of long-term care facilities dying within a day or two of receiving the COVID vaccine should not just be glossed over as if it’s obvious and would have nothing to do with the vaccine itself.
If you’re curious, there was one no vote on the 14-person CDC vaccine advisory panel.
Dr. Helen Talbot said it was “not an easy vote.”
“I have spent my career studying vaccines in older adults,” Dr. Talbot said. “And we have traditionally tried a vaccine in a young healthy population and then hoped it works in our frail older adults. And so we enter this realm of ‘we hope it works, and we hope it’s safe,’ and that concerns me on many levels.”