Pfizer and Moderna Analysis Re-do

Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials
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“The excess risk of serious adverse events found in our study points to the need for formal harm-benefit analyses, particularly those that are stratified according to risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes such as hospitalization or death.”

The headlines look pretty serious at first glance. But the discussion section should alert us that the authors are being cautious. The authors are not signaling “pants on fire” findings.

What is really going on here? To understand this, a good place to start is this wonderfully clear and accurate summary of the initial Pfizer trial results from the Canadian COVID Care Alliance (posting which is apparently the sin that got me kicked off of Twitter and Linked-In last December, resulting in my becoming disconnected from about 600,000 followers).

You can also find a PDF summary of this analysis and findings here.

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