- Dr. Kate Henry
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine - How to Think Through the News
Updated: Mar 15, 2022
I could write a huge post on this, but it's honestly better if you just watch this video.
TOPICS IN THIS VIDEO INCLUDE:
00:00 Overview of FDA & CDC decision to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S. amid rare blood clot cases
01:54 What is Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)?
03:41 What are the symptoms of CVST, or Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?
04:17 Other risk factors for CVST
04:45 Best tools for medical professionals to make CVST diagnosis
05:01 Is CVST what we’re seeing with the J&J vaccine, and what’s the actual likelihood of it happening?
07:05 Why it’s contraindicated for medical professionals to treat these blood clots with heparin products
07:33 How is this similar and/or different from what’s been reported about the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots?
09:18 Relative risk of CVST from (potentially) J&J vaccine versus other factors
(THIS IS THE MOST IMPACTFUL PART OF THE ENTIRE VIDEO)
11:37 What is VAERS? Clearing up some common misunderstandings
13:25 What to do if you were scheduled to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
14:12 What symptoms to look for if you’ve received the J&J vaccine within the past 2-3 weeks
15:14 Can clotting from this condition happen in other places in the body besides the brain? 15:42 Different symptoms of blood clots in the lungs and legs
15:25 Possible explanation for disproportionate cases of post-J&J vaccine thrombosis in young women
18:03 Should people proceed as normal with receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (such as Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna)?
19:36 Different perspectives on decision to pause J&J vaccination amid vaccine hesitancy 23:11 Advice for people still on the fence about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
24:43 How to care for yourself and others to prevent further lockdown and COVID-19 transmission
WHAT I WOULD ADD
If you have risk factors that make you more likely to have a stroke, take care of them now. I can help.
Stop chemical birth control and switch to a non-chemical form of contraception.
Get to a healthy weight.