Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Grand Experiment 2

Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is suspended due to a reaction which occurred in six people, out of 7 million people who have received the vaccination. There have not been six deaths, only one of the six died, so we are talking about one death out of 7 million vaccinations.

We are in the midst of a frantic effort to get everyone vaccinated in the face of what is being presented as the most dangerous pandemic in modern history, one in which the fear of death is presented as imminent and all-pervading. And we stop use of a successful vaccine because of a one in 7 million chance that it might kill you.

There is something going on here that we are not being told about.


  1. The vaccine doesn't only have to be better than the disease to be worth taking, it also has to be better than the alternative vaccines. And regardless of how proportionate the public concern over side effects is, if public is (reasonably or not) concerned about side-effects, it might be worth switching solely to assuage them and thereby meet or exceed our uptake targets.

  2. bruce8:31 AM

    I don't think there is anything suspicious going on, just an outsized reaction for a new vaccine. Hysterics, you think?

  3. I had the J&J vaccine on April 1. I had consulted with my internist, and he decided that I shouldn't have the mRNA vaccines because I've twice had terrible reactions to live vaccines: one hospitalization as an infant and a kidney malady in my 60s, a malady such that I had to have kidney surgery.