Headline RoundupFebruary 21st, 2024

COVID-19 Vaccine Linked to Health Disorders in Largest Study Yet

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A study of 99 million people who received the COVID-19 vaccine found that inoculated individuals were at higher risk for blood, heart, and brain-related medical issues.

The Details: The study, conducted by the Global COVID Vaccine Safety Project and published in the journal Vaccine last week, "confirmed pre-established safety signals for myocarditis, pericarditis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis" in some people who received vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. For example, the study found a "significant increase" in the likelihood that people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine would develop Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurological disorder, within 42 days of their first shot. Read the study for the full explanation of the data.

Key Quotes: "While our study confirmed previously identified rare safety signals following COVID-19 vaccination and contributed evidence on several other important outcomes, further investigation is warranted to confirm associations and assess clinical significance," the study's conclusion stated.

How the Media Covered It: Center- and right-rated sources covered the study prominently. Other than Bloomberg (Lean Left bias), AllSides didn't find any left-rated sources that covered the story.

Why the Difference? Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people on the left have generally been less skeptical than others of the COVID-19 vaccine and its potential side effects. 

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