Last month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal government agreed to pause the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The pause happened after blood clots arose in certain individuals who received this shot; however, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has since resumed, following approval from the government and CDC.
As many people expected, the CDC is currently working to downplay the concerns and adverse reactions stemming from this injection. As Newsmax reports, the CDC now claims that “anxiety” — rather than the vaccine — is the culprit of adverse side effects to the Johnson & Johnson shot.
The CDC on Anxiety and the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On Friday, the CDC released a report that many Americans are now questioning and having trouble believing. The CDC maintains that 64 reported adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson injection at vaccination sites stem from anxiety and not the administering of the shot.
To be clear, these adverse reactions involve people fainting shortly after vaccination and otherwise not responding well.
A new @CDCMMWR details a safety review of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen #COVID19 Vaccine. The review shows many people report not feeling well the day or so after vaccination, but these effects are non-serious and temporary. Learn more: https://t.co/7JWA8N9mL2. pic.twitter.com/gojCU1yCRL
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 30, 2021
Unwanted reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are reported in states like Georgia, California, North Carolina, Iowa, and Colorado. Nevertheless, the CDC wants Americans to believe that these reactions are “anxiety-induced” and not a direct response to the vaccine itself.
Do Americans Buy This Story?
There will always be a segment of the population that believes whatever the CDC says without question. However, not all of the country falls into this category. Many Americans are therefore questioning the CDC’s assertion that anxiety is the big bad culprit in adverse reactions.
Sadly, the CDC keeps on downplaying adverse reactions to the coronavirus vaccine; meanwhile, there are questions about why fewer people are getting their shots. Towards the end of last month, the numbers of people getting their second injections dropped. Furthermore, fewer Americans are lining up to receive their first shot.
A new CDC MMWR reaffirms the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended use of the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 Vaccine. ACIP determined that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks. More: https://t.co/OJP3oXpn03 pic.twitter.com/nlbmd64voP
— MMWR (@CDCMMWR) April 28, 2021
As long as the healthcare community continues to downplay adverse reactions to vaccines, vaccine hesitancy will exist. Many people are also not OK with acting as government guinea pigs; this is compounded by the reality that vaccine manufacturers remain free of liability, in the event that their products injure (or even kill) people.
Do you believe that anxiety is the reason why more folks are suffering adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? Let us know your thoughts about the CDC’s report in the comments section below.