During the early days of the pandemic, there was limited evidence to suggest that COVID-19 can stay in a man’s testicles for up to six months after they get infected. Obviously, this has negative implications for male fertility.
But can the same be said for the COVID-19 vaccine? That’s what researchers at the University of Miami are investigating right now, seeing if sperm health and reproductive ability will be negatively affected by the vaccine.
The most sinister part about this, however, is what both study participants and males receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may have to do. From WPLG Local10 News:
“Study participants must have a fertility evaluation before receiving the vaccine…. To protect fertility, some men may want to consider freezing their sperm prior to vaccination.”
Just another reason for people to avoid taking the COVID-19 vaccine. I can’t help but feel sorry for the men who DO NOT see this information before taking the shot to the arm. In 1-2 generations, we’ll have millions of perfectly adults who can’t seem to have kids and wonder what the hell is going on.
What do YOU think about this emerging news? Will it change your decision to take or refuse the COVID-19 vaccine? Reply to this newsletter and let us know!
Should We Be Concerned About Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccines?
In a recent podcast done by The Motley Fool contributors Corinne Cardina and Keith Speights, there were some thoughts on the topic. According to Speights:
“…people don’t just get the vaccine and immediately leave. They want them to stay around for 15, 20 minutes or so, just to make sure they don’t have a reaction. They want to have oxygen on hand, they want to have epinephrine on hand to address any anaphylactic reactions.
Again, this is not unusual with vaccines at all. People do have allergic reactions. You mentioned the Alaska person. It’s also not really all that unusual for someone to have not had a history of having allergic reactions and then to develop an allergic reaction.”
Cardina responded in agreement, stating the stories we’ve seen so far are largely over-exaggerated:
“Absolutely. It’s important to just remember that these reactions that new stories are written about, they’re still quite rare, and so you don’t want to blow it out of proportion and not get the vaccine because of them. Even the woman in Alaska who was hospitalized as a result told everyone, ‘I’m still so glad I got the vaccine. You should get it.’ That was good to hear.”
As much as I respect the website for their financial advice, perhaps they should stick to that domain. Because I have a funny feeling we’ll see MANY more horror stories coming out about the vaccines, especially with millions of Americans willfully signing up to be guinea pigs for this “experiment”…
One Vaccine Doctor Gives Advice About Buying COVID-19 Vaccine Stocks!
It’s not every day that you get investment advice from a physician. But when you do hear it, it’s worth your while to sit down and hear what they have to say. Dr. Bruce Gellin from the Sabin Vaccine Institute recently gave his thoughts on an episode of Motley Fool Live. Surprisingly, his advice wasn’t just to double-down on Pfizer or Moderna:
“I would look at the tortoises and see what their technologies are, particularly, those that offer something that is going to make it easier to become protected. So oral, mucosal, I think there’s a lot in there.
The things that need every one dose rather than multiple doses. Things don’t really require this unbelievably, complex cold chain. Things that might be stable in various temperatures, either hot or cold.
So I think that’s where your analysts are going to be much better than anything I know, looking at those, and trying to layer in where there’s promising technology for all the reasons of making this simpler… then make sure that these are the companies that have the wherewithal to keep going.”
This is quite a bold move to make from an investing perspective. You have to select the companies who are developing more practical vaccines for COVID-19, make sure the technology for doing so is sound, ensure the clinical studies demonstrably prove their safety and effectiveness, and then confirm they have the manpower and funding to deliver said vaccines.
For those of you headed down this path, you’d better be ready to do a LOT of upfront research before putting a dime in any of these “tortoise” companies.
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