Vaccines save, myths don’t

No human fetuses, chips or metals or some kind of foreign alloy that gets into the body from the anti-Covid vaccines. At a time when even some doctors go out to revolt conspiracy theories against biologics, two pediatric doctors and infectious disease specialists come up against these myths, seeking to eradicate them with solid and forceful scientific arguments.

Héctor Castro, director of the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI), and Dr. Tomás Mateo Balmelli answer six of the wildest questions that swarm on social networks (see infographic).

“It has no scientific support, so far it has not been proven that vaccines have any long-term effect on heart function,” says Balmelli regarding the latest that circulated around the Pfizer vaccine.

“What was seen is that with the vaccines developed by Pfizer in adolescents, between 12 and 17 years old, within seven days after the second dose, isolated cases of inflammation of the heart muscle and of the bag that surrounds the heart have been seen. , called the pericardium. But, in almost 100% of the cases this was reversible with symptomatic treatments without leaving sequelae ”, he completes.

Castro emphasizes that “vaccines save lives” and makes an analogy of what happened at the time when measles flared.

“Many of those who survived the disease suffered serious consequences and, sometimes, for life,” he points out when comparing with what happens today with those recovered from Covid.

That is why, as he emphasizes, there is “a greater risk of suffering long-term effects”, after contracting preventable diseases, such as measles, polio or Covid, rather than receiving the antigen.

In this pandemic, more people die from Covid than from having been vaccinated. “We cannot be guided by opinions that there are superior forces that are above health and life,” closed Balmelli.

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