Between April 7 to 9, clinics in California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa and North Carolina reported vaccine reactions in 64 people such as fainting, dizziness nausea, vomiting, racing hearts or chest pain. All of them had been given a single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Four of the five vaccination centres shut down as health officials scrambled to find the source of the problem.
Health officials at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), America’s health monitoring agency, finally concluded that these physiological responses occurred due to anxiety.
In its latest advisory, the CDC urged vaccine providers to “be aware of anxiety-related events after vaccination and observe all Covid-19 vaccine recipients for any adverse reactions for at least 15 minutes after vaccine administration.”
Talking to NBC news, Dr. Noni Macdonald, a Canadian researcher said, “we knew we were going to see this.” Dismissing concerns about mass hysteria she added, “these people are not crazy,” but rather are experiencing real physical responses to psychological stress.
Commenting on the CDC report in an interview with ABC News, Dr. Jeffrey Geller, president of the American Psychiatric Association suggested practicing deep breathing and relaxation exercises.
From : pk.mashable.com