Djin: The article you cited discusses the danger of actually contracting COVID for those of us with atrial fibrillation and diabetes...
Clocknut, true, but a couple of points. The first is just that, it doesn't mention any correlations or reported episodes triggered by a Covid vaccine. The second is, if the studies and data are correct, the relative risk of contracting Covid and having Afib complications is, especially compared to no evidence, rather large. Thirdly, we don't know how the current vaccines, when administered in the studies dosages, will fair with the Covid variants now on the rise in the US (i.e., a single dose may be even less effective and/or afford shorter-lasting protection against some variants). Lastly, at-risk populations, such as Afib, may be at even higher risk of complications against variant-caused Covid. But I don't fault you for being extra cautious.
Granting FDA emergency use approval based on trials with (only) tens of thousands is a calculated gamble, but as millions get vaccinated, we should soon know if the vaccine triggers any of the more common medical adverse events. (I saw one estimate that about
10% of the elderly are living with Afib.)
Post Edited (DjinTonic) : 2/25/2021 8:43:52 AM (GMT-7)