BioNTech had earlier said that “Norwegian Health Authorities have now changed (their) recommendation in relation to vaccination of the terminally ill.”
In light of more than 20 Norwegians dying shortly after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, health officials in Norway say their advice on how to administer the vaccine is unchanged.
Norway announced that the current priorities of its vaccine roll out, which is currently administering the jab to the elderly in care homes, will continue as it were prior to reports that 23 people have died shortly after being inoculated.
Of the 23 deaths, the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NOMA) says 13 of them could potentially be linked to common adverse reactions of mRNA vaccines, such as fever, nausea, and diarrhea.
“There is a possibility that these common adverse reactions, that are not dangerous in fitter, younger patients and are not unusual with vaccines, may aggravate underlying disease in the elderly,” said Steinar Madsen, medical director of the NOMA.
Stienar said last week that “we do not see anything alarming with these figures. All deaths are in elderly and frail people with underlying diseases.”
Camilla Stoltenberg, head of the the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, says that because those who had died after getting the vaccine are very old, frail and have comorbidities, it ‘s “not a given that this represents an over-mortality or a causality.”
Pfizer’s partner BioNTech had earlier said that “Norwegian Health Authorities have now changed (their) recommendation in relation to vaccination of the terminally ill.” The company later retracted the statement following clarification from Norway, reports Reuters.
Several Chinese medical specialists had called for the suspension of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns that use Pfizer’s mRNA-based vaccines after reports of the deaths surfaced.
As we highlighted on Friday:
According to the [Global Times], Wuhan University virologist Yang Zhanqiu said that if the deaths were indeed caused by the Pfizer vaccine, it would indicate that the mRNA vaccines are not as good as was previously thought.
One Beijing immunologist told the newspaper that the world should stop using the Pfizer vaccine, as the mRNA technology was not proved to be safe enough for large scale immunisation.
The expert went on to speak against people over 80 receiving any COVID-19 vaccines, citing their weakened immune systems.– CHINESE EXPERTS URGE FOR HALT IN USE OF MRNA VACCINES FOLLOWING DEATHS IN NORWAY
The attitude of Norway’s health officials toward the deaths of the frail and terminally ill could suggest that the most COVID vulnerable will continue to receive the experimental shot, despite the possible connection between the side effects and recent deaths.
Vaccine skeptics across the board are likely to argue this is only a continuation of a reckless, rushed roll out of bio-technology (mRNA vaccines) that will continue to negatively effect those willing to take part in the unprecedented effort to rush the new shots into peoples’ bodies.