One of the main producers of mRNA preparations against coronavirus and the American governmental agency (CDC) warn in a short period of time against the effects of thrombosis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned Super Bowl LVI in a tweet about how to protect yourself from blood clots a few days before the game.
“Did you know that anyone can get a blood clot? Whether you’re an athlete or a fan, don’t let thrombosis ruin your weekend match. Find out how to protect your health, ”reads CDC’s Twitter profile. The regulator included a link to its website in the entry.
“Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots usually form in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis, but can also occur in the arm, “the government website reads CDC.
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 10, 2022
The pre-Super Bowl tweet, however, was not the CDC’s first time took to Twitter to warn about the dangers of blood clots, A few days later, following CDC’s caution, a similar message was issued by Pfizer.
The announcement was published on February 14. Pfizer Inc. wrote on their Twitter profile, “Deep vein thrombosis (#DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, can travel to the lungs, leading to a pulmonary embolism (#PE). Symptoms of pulmonary embolism include difficulty breathing and chest pain. If symptoms occur, see your doctor – there is no time to waste, ”
Deep vein thrombosis (#DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, can travel to the lungs, leading to a pulmonary embolism (#PE). Symptoms of PE include difficulty breathing and chest pain. Contact your doctor if experiencing symptoms—this is no time to wait.
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) February 14, 2022
Blood clots are normal and are the body’s way of stopping bleeding after an injury. Those clots normally dissolve on their own and are harmless. But venous thromboembolism, which refers to clots that form in the veins, can be deadly. VTE consists of deep vein thrombosis (clots that usually begin in the legs but sometimes in the arm or pelvis) and pulmonary embolism (when a deep-vein clot dislodges and travels to the lungs).
Blood clots can happen to anyone, even athletes, but there are risk factors, including injuries, surgery, chronic illnesses, obesity, and extended periods of limited movements, such as during long flights.
The announcement has raised concerns from the people.
On social media, numerous vaccine skeptics responded that it was an attempt by the FDA to “normalizing blood clots.”
One citizen posted on facebook post that shared a screenshot of the CDC tweet from two days prior. “Maybe, if you avoid a certain strongly pushed jab you won’t have to worry so much about this. & if you get CO\/ID you can take aspirin or NAC. Have they EVER before put out anything like this for the SuperBowl? The answer would be NO.”
There have been some reports of people developing blood clots after COVID-19 vaccination.
In December 2020, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were approved for emergency use for the first time, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved in February 2021.
There have been 57 documented reports of persons who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccination and afterwards developed a rare clotting illness known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, according to the CDC and FDA (TTS). As of Feb. 3, moreover 18 million doses had been administered in the United States.
An uncommon blood clot condition has been linked to the COVID-19 vaccination manufactured by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
According to The New York Times: scientists believe they have figured out the cause: the virus’s use of another harmless virus that can enter the bloodstream and connect to a protein important in the natural clotting process. In the United States, the AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved for use.