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Even mild cases of COVID-19 can leave a mark on the brain

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By Jessica Bernard

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Give it a few more years, we'll eradicate covid19 completely, and then discover that a side effect of it was that it prevents Alzheimer’s or ALS or something! That'll give the conspiracy nuts something to really get into!

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Give it a few more years, we'll eradicate covid19 completely, and then discover that a side effect of it was that it prevents Alzheimer’s or ALS or something! That'll give the conspiracy nuts something to really get into!

It is much more likely the opposite, that it increases the risk for some other serious health problem, like measles making the immune system permanently weaker, or how the Epstein Barr virus causes multiple sclerosis. At the rate SARS-CoV-2 is being correlated with medium or long term health problems it is almost a given that it will be the case for COVID.

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I just wonder, how do the Doctors and Scientists know that it is COVID that is damaging the brain and not the shots by Pfizer and Moderna? Just a question. Peace.

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I just wonder, how do the Doctors and Scientists know that it is COVID that is damaging the brain and not the shots by Pfizer and Moderna?

If you have two groups of people with equivalent demographics, and that are also vaccinated in approximately the same degree, but you only find brain damage on the group that had COVID that would prove it is the diseases the one that is the cause. this is something very elementary to control for.

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I just wonder, how do the Doctors and Scientists know that it is COVID that is damaging the brain and not the shots by Pfizer and Moderna?

They should be able to figure it out, but they won't because any data or information that may lead to vaccine hesitancy is to be avoided. The information will either be censored or they will be fired or lose their funding...

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They should be able to figure it out, but they won't because any data or information that may lead to vaccine hesitancy is to be avoided.

Baseless conspiracy theories that make absolutely no sense are just transparent attempts of disinformation. It is not believable that all institutions of the whole world are in this supposed conspiracy to hide dangerous vaccines that are going to be used in the family members and friends of those working there.

The reality is that vaccines have been proved safe and effective with data from all over the world and the scientific consensus is that, but deeply antiscientific and antivaxxer groups will never be able to accept this, no matter how much evidence is presented, so they use the excuse that "real" information is being hidden by each and every single institution that has anything to do with human health, which of course is just nonsense.

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My turn to post a "I feel sorry for..." comment.

I feel sorry for people who believe in conspiracy theories because...

...believers in conspiracies often have an inflated sense of their own intellectual competence – research led by the late Scott Lilienfeld at Emory University in Atlanta showed that in personality trait terms, believers tend to be lower in ‘intellectual humility’. Ignorance combined with overconfidence creates a fertile ground for unsubstantiated beliefs to take hold.

Studies have also shown believers are also more prone to anxiety and a sense that they lack control – feelings alleviated by subscribing to a conspiracy theory being spread with such apparent conviction by others.

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/conspiracy-theories-belief/

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The reality is that vaccines have been proved safe and effective with data from all over the world and the scientific consensus is that, but deeply antiscientific and antivaxxer groups will never be able to accept this

Oh! I guess you haven't heard of the data Pfizer recently released. They tried very hard to withhold this data but they had to be forced to release it, albeit still partially redacted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YOD9drZasM

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Nice find Raw Beer. The link is to good old Dr Campbell, the guy with a Wiki page that describes his COVID-19 misinformation. You do your cause no favours...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JohnCampbell(YouTuber)

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Oh! I guess you haven't heard of the data Pfizer recently released. They tried very hard to withhold this data but they had to be forced to release it, albeit still partially redacted:

That data has not been "recently" released, that is just part of the disinfomration the antivaxxer groups are trying to push, in reality this has been already open since last year and it has been obviously examined by professionals that still find the vaccines safe and effective, mostly because they can easily understand that one thing is to report all and every adverse event that happens after vaccination and another completely different to report only those that are in excess on the vaccinated population when compared with unvaccinated people of the same demographics.

That is the thing, being vaccinated do not protect from all other causes of death or disease, so reading that 1000 people died (out of a million vaccinated) sounds bad, until you find out that even excluding deaths related to COVID 1100 unvaccinated people died as well on the same period.

So no, every part of your comment is mistaken and the information is old, well studied and in no way it does prove that vaccines are less safe or effective than concluded from data around the world.

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