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What are the Actual Risks of Remaining Unvaccinated? COVID-19 presents the risk of death as well as long term effects for people who have even relatively mild cases. First, there are the well-known symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and pneumonia. COVID-19 can also cause people to lose their sense of smell and taste.
People also experience long term side effects of COVID-19 even following a mild case of the which may involve symptoms ranging from insomnia to heart palpitations as well as changes in mood.
What are the Actual Risks of Vaccines? According to Johns Hopkins medical experts there are a few well documented side effects of the different vaccines. The following side effects are those which might require medical attention although vaccines may cause flu-like symptoms the day after due to an immune response.
The first serious side effect is Myocarditis or inflammation of the heart muscle, which is sometimes accompanied by pericarditis, or inflammation of the lining outside the heart.
As of the writing of this article, about 58% of the total US population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, well short of the 70-90% needed to achieve herd immunity. In the first part of this three part series, we examine several claims about the COVID-19 vaccines that have been circulating around the web and social media.
Twitter verified accounts should not be allowed to delete their tweets. If verifying the identity of an account is in the public interest, isn’t it also in the public interest to ensure that their twitter timeline is also an accurate reflection of the things they’ve publicly tweeted?