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I have Long Covid a year-plus out too. Formally very healthy individual with no pre-existing conditions. I am also concerned about the effects of the vaccines too. It’s possible to be concerned about both without minimizing either one.
I’m curious too why J & J was paused but not the mRNA vaccines because from what I’ve read there are deaths linked to all of them.
I got the J & J 10 days ago. The first two days were intense — fever and elevated heart rate (since I had Covid prior that probably contributed to more intense side effects, from everything I hear from others’ vaccine experiences of those who have had Covid) — and then have been fine since, and actually in some ways better than my pre-vaccine long-hauler baseline. I’m not sure the J & J is any less safe than the other two.
Although I’m a formerly very healthy individual suffering from long-haul Covid issues and for multiple reasons I ultimately decided to get the vaccine, I question the media narrative on Covid and vaccines. It frustrates me that there is no room for legitimate questions and concerns about the vaccines. In today’s media environment, one is put into either 100% pro-vaccine camp or the anti-vax camp. There’s no room for nuanced views anywhere on the spectrum between them. Even though I decided to get the J & J, I fully respect the decision of those who have decided not to get the vaccine. It’s the PR messaging that bothers me, the message that vaccines are completely safe. I’d much prefer being fully transparent about risks vs benefits, both known and unknown.
I’m a periodic reader here and I just watched the video. I’ve been dealing with long-haul health issues since a suspected Covid illness 9-plus months ago. I agree that more holistic health care has a lot to offer for the more complex issues Covid long haulers have. I have resisted using pharmaceutical drugs, and instead have focused on nutrition, nutritional supplements, herbs, and acupuncture to address my symptoms. Nothing has been a miracle cure, but I have found holistic health therapies more helpful than anything an allopathic doctor suggested.