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COVID-19 Vaccine Fake: No, you won't get AIDS after getting vaccinated

Well, reality seems to be scarier than the movies.horror. The price we have had to pay for the blessings of civilization is enormous. Rapid climate change, for example, cannot wipe everyone off the face of the Earth in one fell swoop. This is a long process. The same is probably true of the COVID-19 pandemic, which we have been fighting for three years now. And all you have to do is take a break and exhale, as the virus strikes back, creating new strains and bypassing the immune system. This is how things are today in China, a country that monitors every infected person and immediately takes the necessary measures. Thus, a lockdown was introduced in several million-plus cities at once, and the number of confirmed cases is more than 6,000 per day. The culprit of the quarantine is the so-called stealth omicron, the symptoms of which can be confused with the common cold. Fortunately, invented vaccines reduce the risk of severe illness and death. But not everyone agrees with these statements. Thus, a recently published article in the British edition of the Daily Express speaks of a record decrease in immunity and the development of immunodeficiency among those vaccinated three times with mRNA vaccines. It sounds at least strange, so let's figure it out.

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  • 1 Why are people afraid of vaccinations?
  • 2 Coronavirus is back in business
  • 3 Vaccination and fake news
  • 4 Scary stories about vaccination

Why are people afraid of vaccines?

The earth is full of rumors.Since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many have not only denied its existence, but have also actively opposed vaccination. Surprisingly, the people of the twenty-first century behaved like people from a distant past. At that time, many believed that the smallpox vaccination would turn a person into a mutant with a cow's tail. And all because in 1796, the English doctor Edward Jenner successfully tested the vaccine he developed against smallpox, a dangerous disease that does not exist in the modern world (samples of the smallpox virus are in laboratories in Russia and the USA).

It seems that the inhabitants of the eighteenth century understandYou can, because they had neither the Internet nor access to reliable information. So why does the situation repeat itself after several centuries? Why do our compatriots and residents of other countries massively refuse vaccination and consider vaccination more dangerous than a deadly disease? Alas, there is no single answer to these questions, at least not yet.

However, it should be noted that the movementanti-vaxxers were gaining strength long before the coronavirus. Remember measles? This disease has killed hundreds of thousands of people but has been virtually eradicated by mass vaccination. Today, measles is once again spreading around the planet, largely thanks to the anti-vaxxer movement: they really liked finding like-minded people on social networks. The lack of critical thinking also contributed to 140,000 measles deaths in 2018 alone.

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Uncertainty and fear, unwillingness to changeown point of view regarding certain problems plays a cruel joke with us. And really, who wants to spend a lot of time looking for information that contradicts established beliefs? Some scientists even believe that if a person has a certain picture of the world, then it will be very difficult to convince him. Especially in the age of the Internet and scientific and technological progress.

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Coronavirus is back in business

Uncertainty takes a heavy toll onthe human psyche, just like COVID-19 itself. Distrust of government and scientists has been growing all over the world in recent years, and the mass audience does not hesitate to listen to anti-vaxxer bloggers. But no matter what we are told, COVID-19 is a real disease. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six million people have died from covid. And there are many more victims among those who have not been vaccinated.

In fact, there are a huge numberscientific studies confirming both the effectiveness of vaccines and their safety. Vaccination really saves from severe illness and death. But even with access to reliable information, people simply do not believe it. It's absurd, but that's the way we live. When experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) called what was happening a pandemic, many did not believe them. It seems incredible, but in two years of fighting covid, little has changed.

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So, an article citing a government reportThe UK is alarmed that vaccination against COVID-19 allegedly weakens the immune system. The article, written by the author under the name "interested reader", appeared on The Expose, which describes itself as an alternative to the British public BBC and the mainstream official media. “UK government reports suggest that fully vaccinated Pfizers rapidly develop acquired immunodeficiency syndrome,” reads the first part of the headline.

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Vaccination and fake news

So, in the article The Expose you can findseveral statements: “The immune system of those vaccinated with two doses of mRNA vaccine at the age of 40 to 79 years lost 50% of its capabilities”; “People in the age group from 30 to 49 years old will have almost zero protection against covid (at best)”, which means that people will face massive immunodeficiency syndrome.” The author further writes the following: “Everyone over 30 will lose 100% of their entire immune system due to COVID. Agree, it sounds disturbing.

Fortunately, British Ministry of Health officialsrefute such claims: “COVID-19 vaccines do not cause AIDS. We have not found any evidence to support claims that vaccines impair immunity, let alone destroy the body's entire immune system."

The funniest thing about the situation isas follows: the author of the article on The Expose website refers to the official report of the United Kingdom Ministry of Health dated March 10, 2022. However, there is no such information in the report itself. Moreover, such reports are published several times a month. Apparently, the calculation of the author of fake news is based on the fact that most readers will not study the report on their own (especially such a voluminous one).

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Interestingly, the false publication concerns vaccinesbased on mRNA (more about what vaccines are, we talked about here), that is, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. UK officials report that after the introduction of the two components of the vaccine, the effectiveness reaches 65%-90%, preventing a severe course of the disease and reducing the risk of hospitalization by almost 90%.

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However, immunity after vaccination is indeedmay decrease within a few months. However, there is no indication in the report that vaccines impair the immune system in general. For example, US vaccine studies by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson similarly confirm that vaccines do not destroy the immune system.

Scary stories about vaccination

It should also be noted that earlier in Octoberscientists have found false the claim that the human immune system "turns off" after the introduction of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On the contrary, studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others show that vaccination enhances the body's immune response. For example, in a CDC report dated August 13, 2021, it was found that in the body of those infected with COVID-19 in 2020, there was a sharp increase in the number of virus-killing immune cells.

The experts' final statement is as follows:the suggestion that the immune system is weakened by vaccinations against COVID-19 was not observed in any of the phase III trials. Other scientists have come to the same conclusion. Following the Assotiated Press, the claim that the Pfizer vaccine destroys a type of white blood cell (called T-cell) and weakens the immune system is false. The AP found that the vaccine does not destroy T cells or weaken the immune system. On the contrary, according to experts, vaccination increases immunity.

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Thus, the assertion thatUK "government reports suggest that fully vaccinated people rapidly develop acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" has no factual basis. So do not worry and calmly sign up for the vaccine. The effectiveness of the Sputnik-V vaccine, which is used in Russia, has been proven, and the editors of have been vaccinated with it. Be healthy and check the information - it literally saves lives.