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While Emmanuel Macron wants France to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the US Medicines Agency is warning against a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Journalist and physician Damien Maskert evaluates.
With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there will be an increased risk of Guillain-Barré disease. “That’s right, it’s a very rare side effect, but it can be serious, and it can take people to resuscitation. Because the immune system attacks the nerves, it causes muscle weakness, but sometimes it attacks the nerves. Progressive paralysis, sometimes transient.”Damien Maskrett explains.
“It should be noted that there are 3,000 to 6,000 cases annually in the United States, which occur spontaneously without any vaccination. This time, the US authorities noted that there were about 100 cases that occurred, most of the time, within 42 days of vaccination, hence the emergence warning sign”Damien Maskrett explains. But he is belatedly, and explains that there will be few cases in France, but for the time being, there is no worrisome safety signal to take into account.