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Fact Check: Is the Moderna COVID Vaccine Banned in Sweden?

Posted by M. C. on October 27, 2021

How rare is rare? Not so rare if countries stop allowing it’s use.

This doesn’t bother the US government enough to stop advocating use in children.

We shall see.

By Ed Browne

On Wednesday, the Swedish Public Health Agency ordered a pause on the country’s rollout of the Moderna COVID vaccine, known as Spikevax, for people born in 1991 and later due to concerns around myocarditis and pericarditis.

The agency said the move was “precautionary” and due to “an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle or heart sac.” It said the risk of being affected is “very small.”

Myocarditis is known as the inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is known as the inflammation of the outer lining of the heart. Both are caused by some sort of trigger that leads to an immune response.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that cases have been reported in people who have had the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines, and that this has mostly impacted male adolescents and young adults.

Sweden’s Public Health Agency said preliminary analysis from Swedish and Nordic data sources showed the risks were “especially clear when it comes to Moderna’s vaccine Spikevax, especially after the second dose.”

It said that “for the individual, the risk of being affected is very small, it is a very rare side effect.”…

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