The covid 19 pandemic has killed more than millions of people worldwide that eventually urged doctors and researchers from all around the world to find the ultimate solution for the pandemic which is the vaccine. The covid 19 vaccination programme has been receiving multiple different opinions from people worldwide on its safety and efficacy in preventing the covid 19 infection.
Most of these myths are spreading fast due to lack of awareness among the people to do some reading and research on the particular topic before spreading it to others. Careful research from authentic and valid references are often required to validate information especially when it is related to health and the spreading of infectious diseases.
Continue reading the article to know more about some myths about the covid 19 vaccine and hear how we prove it wrong.
- Covid 19 vaccine causes death
Recently there have been multiple reported cases of death after receiving the covid 19 vaccine. Do bear in mind that these deaths are not directly linked to the vaccination, however it is caused by the deceased underlying medical comorbidities such as heart attack and stroke.This condition is called a temporal relationship as the covid 19 vaccination does not cause the death directly.
All these vaccines have been completely approved by the government after going through multiple phases of clinical research in many countries simultaneously.
- Covid 19 vaccination causes Bell’s Palsy
What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s palsy is a neurological condition where one of your cranial nerves, the facial nerve is inflamed and causes paralysis of unilateral facial muscles. However, researchers have concluded that there is no causal relationship between the covid 19 vaccination and the occurrence of Bell’s palsy.
Furthermore, the normal prevalence of Bell’s palsy among the population is 2 in 10,000 people, this is equivalent to the occurrence of Bell’s palsy among the 4 people from 19,000 people who participated in the covid 19 vaccination clinical trials.
- Covid 19 vaccination causes infertility
This myth was originally brought upon by a retired doctor who was also a former Pfizer employee who said that the covid 19 vaccine possesses some proteins that prevents a woman from developing a healthy placenta antenatally. This concept has been slashed by many well known doctors saying that there is no relationship between the vaccine and infertility.
The covid 19 vaccine only contains protein that directs the body to produce adequate immunity against the deadly virus. This has been proved and approved by many trials and researches.
- You can start taking off your masks after the vaccination
Although vaccination provides the ultimate solution for the wide spreading coronavirus infection, prevention is always better than cure. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distance are always the best preventive measures to keep yourself safe from contracting the virus. This is because the coronavirus is spread through air droplets to a distance of 1 metre and less.
Bear in mind to always follow the standard operating procedure that has been decided to make sure the protection level is conserved no matter what.
- The cobid 19 vaccine changes your DNA structure
This myth has been recently grabbing our attention due to the structure of the vaccine itself which is mRNA. The mRNA injected into your body from the vaccine does not interact with your body DNA and changes it. It is only used to direct the body cells to produce immunity against the coronavirus and is then removed by the body itself after using the signal sent through it. Thus, it does not alter any DNA structures and changes how your body cells work.