Moderna v Pfizer SAEs
I ran a comparison between “missed second doses” between Pfizer and Moderna, sorted by age bracket.
I gave the first-dosers four weeks to get the second dose. (that is, I only “counted” dose 1 entries through August 25th, but then counted “dose 2” entries through today, September 25th).
Theory is: if you missed dose #2, that’s because you really kinda didn’t want it.
The difference between Pfizer and Moderna is striking. Almost double the “missed second doses” for Moderna.
Takeaway: if you’re looking to just “check the box”, maybe Moderna isn’t your best choice.
Takeaway #2: the SAE rates for both shots are … between 1:10 and 1:20. Unless you’re really old, in which case maybe 1:35.
Robert Malone says that the Moderna dose is way more than the Pfizer dose and way more than needed. That may be giving rise to a significant number of more adverse events than the Pfizer shot.
It is probably why Moderna (if I understand it correctly) is lasting longer than Pfizer. And it’s common for vaccines like the flu vaccine to make sure what elders receive is much more powerful than what someone younger is given. Part of the risk/benefits that isn’t appreciated – that the risks are much more likely too.