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  1. V

    Safe to take the yellow fever vaccine?

    I have Lyme but the Lyme subsection seems kinda dead so asking here. Would it be safe to take the yellow fever vaccine? I'm going to Brazil for a couple months. I had no issues with the Pfizer covid vaccine. But unsure about this one since it's a live virus vaccine.
  2. Pyrrhus

    Neuropathic symptoms with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination (Safavi et al., 2022)

    Neuropathic symptoms with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination (Safavi et al., 2022) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.16.22274439v1 A pre-print from Avi Nath and NIH colleagues about people who developed neurological symptoms after the coronavirus vaccine:
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    vaccination trigger ?

    Hi all , sorry for my english . Does someone know if vaccinations can induce worsening of an ME/CFS as a red that it could be autoimmune an therefore "activated" by any immune system trigger . I know some people who i suspect being ME/CFS having more troubles after a vaccination . Thanks...
  4. Boba

    Asia & Vaccines

    Hello there, after reading a lot of stories from people with me I recognized that a certain percentage travelled to Asia and experience either food poisoning or another illness. However I thought that there could be another reason for this kind of travel to influence your immune system...
  5. JollyRoger

    Biontech reprogramms immune system

    Hi guys, found an interesting article: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.03.21256520v1 It is not peer–reviewed but still very disturbing. The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 48 vaccination, while fungi-induced cytokine...