A White House official on June 20 made a false claim about COVID-19 vaccines while encouraging parents to get their young children vaccinated.
Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-19 coordinator, said that “there have not been any serious side effects of these vaccines,” which is not true.
Severe allergic reactions, blood clotting, heart inflammation, and paralysis are among the serious side effects linked to the three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.
“There is a well-documented risk of myocarditis from the COVID vaccine, especially in young men and adolescent boys, and an elevated risk of clotting in young women with the Moderna vaccine,” Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, told The Epoch Times in an email.
“It’s not right for government scientific advisors to downplay documented risks of the vaccine because it ultimately undermines confidence in public health,” Bhattacharya added.
The White House did not return a request for comment.