Recently, VP Kamala Harris tweeted, “Vaccines are safe, they are free, and they are effective. It’s that simple.”
But, as BRIGHT editor Kelsey Bolar puts forward, is it really “that simple”?
Harris’ tweet came just hours after a CDC safety group said there’s a “likely association” between a rare heart inflammatory condition in adolescents and young adults, mostly after they’ve received their second Covid-19 mRNA vaccine shot.
“Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the Immunization Safety Office at the CDC, noted 484 preliminary reports of myocarditis and pericarditis among vaccinated people under 30 as of June 11 against a backdrop of over 27 million administered doses,”
Fox News reported:
Of the total, 323 met CDC’s case definitions for myocarditis and/or pericarditis, 309 of whom were hospitalized, 295 were discharged at the time of analysis and at least 79% recovered from symptoms. Nine remained in hospital care, with two in intensive care, and 14 weren’t hospitalized.
As KB outlines, “This breaks down to 12.6 heart inflammation cases per million doses who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.”
While Harris’ tweet was mostly true, assuming that Americans are too ignorant or dumb to understand the risks of the COVID-19 vaccine, however small, and make responsible decisions based on the data does nothing to boost the nation’s vaccination effort.
Eric Clapton “The Propaganda Said the Vaccine Was Safe for Everyone”
Famed rock guitarist Eric Clapton has slammed the Astra Zeneca vaccine after getting two doses and having such horrible side effects he wasn’t sure he’d play again. Clapton told a friend in a letter (made public with Clapton’s permission) that after the second shot “my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again.” The Blaze’s Dave Urbanski reports:
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton said he suffered “disastrous” side effects from his COVID-19 vaccine treatments and blamed “propaganda” insisting that the shots are safe.
What are the details?
Rolling Stone reported that the 76-year-old musician — known the world over for his stints with the Yardbirds and Cream in the 1960s as well as his long solo career marked by classic songs such as “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” — in February got an initial AstraZeneca vaccine shot.
The magazine cited a letter Clapton wrote describing his ordeal to architect and anti-lockdown activist Robin Monotti Graziadei, who shared it with the guitarist’s permission. Rolling Stone said it confirmed the authenticity of the letter — but that a Clapton rep didn’t immediately respond to its request for comment.
“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days,” Clapton wrote in the letter, according to the magazine. “I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one…”
He added that “about six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again,” Rolling Stone said.
Clapton also shared in the letter that he suffers from “peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle” and that “the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone,” the magazine reported.
“I continue to tread the path of passive rebellion and try to tow [sic] the line in order to be able to actively love my family, but it’s hard to bite my tongue with what I now know,” the guitarist also wrote, according to Rolling Stone.
‘Stand and Deliver’
Clapton hit the headlines late last year for a related reason: an anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver” — penned by iconic vocalist Van Morrison and recorded and released by Clapton.
As you might imagine the guitarist took a lot of grief from the left over the tune — as did Morrison.
Eric Clapton Ostracized for Exposing the Vaccine’s Effects
In a recent interview, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton spoke about his being ostracized by his friends for having spoken up about his terrible ordeal with the COVID-19 vaccination. Dave Urbanski reports in The Blaze:
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton said his musician friends stopped communicating with him after he recently spoke out about his “disastrous” COVID-19 side effects.
“I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” Clapton said during a video Q&A mostly about his COVID-19 vaccine experience and his reaction to the powers-that-be afterward. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”
Clapton’s aforementioned statements come at the very end of the below video, just before the 24-minute mark — but the whole interview is pretty eye-opening:
According to Vulture.com, Clapton also said, “I was ostracized. And I could feel that everywhere.”
What else did Clapton say?
Clapton added that after speaking out he “did get some flack from the people I least wanted to get flack from,” but on the positive side he welcomed the prospect of “becoming a nuisance for [political leaders]. I’d love to be an annoyance to some of them that sit ’round that table; that would give me tremendous satisfaction.”
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