Should you get the Novavax vaccine?
Absolutely not! Here are my top 5 reasons why you shouldn't.
The FDA just approved the Novavax vaccine for COVID under EUA. It won’t be available until the CDC outside committee approves it. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is scheduled to meet July 19.
I have nothing personally against Novavax. It might turn out to be the safest COVID vaccine to date. But “safest” and “safe” are two different animals: one is relative and the other is absolute.
Here are my top 5 reasons to say “No” to Novavax:
COVID is a disease which is easily treatable. Why would you take a risk on a new product with unknown risks when you don’t need to?
As Andrew Wakefield and others point out, we’ve never had a vaccine where the benefits > outweigh the risk. While this might be the first one, you’ll want to wait for an independent study that proves it.
You can’t trust the FDA, CDC, or drug companies. They have to come clean and admit their issues before we can ever trust them again.
You run the risk of original antigenic sin (OAS) and/or antibody dependent enhancement (ADE). In short, you run the risk of making yourself worse off.
We just don’t know. We don’t know anything about their adjuvant — Matrix M. We don’t know anything about safety. We don’t know if they can manufacture it properly (they are now on their third contract manufacturer).
For further reading, see these 3 excellent articles, all from Substack authors: