Bulgarian Maria Spirova, who lives in the UK, has revealed whether COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous. She was one of the volunteers who agreed to test the Oxford vaccine.
Here Spirova said:
Every day I get messages from scared people who do not want to be “experienced bunnies” for the new Covid vaccines or are afraid that the vaccines will not be well tolerated by their older parents.
I would like to answer briefly here.
Friends and strangers, you are not experienced bunnies.
I am (for the Astra Zeneca vaccine with nearly 30,000 other people). And for the Pfizer vaccine, which is already approved in the UK, there are still 43,000 volunteers from around the world. They are experienced bunnies who guarantee that you will not be like this. Please try to understand what this means.
The volunteers are safe and sound. Do not injure the discomfort after the usual after injection. If they had something or suspected that something was happening to them, the experiment would stop. He also stopped twice during the Astra Zeneca test to find out from independent medications whether the symptoms of two volunteers were related to the vaccine.
Senior volunteers were selected from all advanced vaccine volunteers. This is natural when developing a vaccine against a virus that is particularly destructive to the adult body. You can not claim that you have developed a vaccine against a disease that is deadly to a vulnerable group without testing whether it is safe and effective for that particular group.
All the test data are carefully reviewed by independent experts of national regulatory authorities. They all realize the enormous pressure they are under to make the right decision without circumventing standards. Not everything relies always only on the shares of a particular company.
Ultimately you will decide yourself to be vaccinated or not.
It is simply important to decide on the basis of real arguments, not on the basis of ignorance of the development and testing process, combined with a failed distrust of authorities such as the government or pharmaceutical companies. Yes, they have earned our suspicion and skepticism in other cases. But I think it is useful to focus on the problem here and now – get out of the crisis with as little damage as possible. Collective immunity is the way forward. We have a number of diseases, precisely because of their prevention with vaccines.
Collective immunity will relieve congested hospitals and help us return to our normal daily lives. Vaccination is simply the fastest way to achieve this with minimal loss of life. I do not know about you, but if I had to evaluate the risk for a loved one of sick and now being treated in a Bulgarian hospital and the risk of getting an internationally developed and tested vaccine, I would prefer to avoid his possibility of Ill, if I could.
The vaccines we are currently discussing are subject to regulatory scrutiny in the European Union. And the European Union, like any national government, gains nothing by deliberately and maliciously damaging the health of its citizens.
No vaccine is perfect, and it is not possible and necessary for all of us to get it at all costs. But, as always, we need composure and a realistic assessment of what is the least evil in this case and what is the most appropriate risk. Now more than ever.