Juts some thoughts posted on Facebook at Twitter that I thought I’d also share here. I feel like its been a long time since I posted any food allergy content.
In case I ever make the FB stuff not public:
As a proponent of Food Allergy advocacy, this is concerning. You would think that responsible reporting from CNN would include the triggering protein(s) of those that suffered an anaphylactic reaction. I call shenanigans on it not being immediately obvious, let alone warranting further research or investigation.
From what I have read about allergies and vaccinations in the past, sometimes they contain egg protein. Personal results can vary… much like some people with peanut allergies report deep fryers with refined peanut oil trigger a reaction, and others seem to not have any ill effects.
Is this that same type of issue, or have new ingredients or a new combination of ingredients been introduced?
Obviously this is something that would be sussed out and analyzed over time in a clinical trial with a more traditional timeline.
I look forward to keeping an eye on this and how it progresses. Is it approx 1 in 30 kids any more have a food allergy? This could potentially affect a large portion of the population.
Is a vaccine a more viable solution than actual produced human antibodies, or are they one-in-the same here?
Keeping an eye on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the others to follow.
While by no means a scientist of medical professional, I find this stuff fascinating.
I also would hope the comments here don’t devolve in to anti-vax or mandatory-vax sentiments.