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Cut Vanessa Baugh some slack after vaccine controversy

I met Vanessa Baugh many years ago at a fund-raising event for a local nonprofit organization. She and her husband own a jewelry store in Lakewood Ranch and I, at the time, had a disc jockey business. Over 20 years I donated my disc jockey business to many nonprofit fund raising events. I was impressed that at the majority of these events Vanessa had donated jewelry to help raise funds for these nonprofit organizations. I am sure that her donations amounted to many thousands of dollars.

When she decided to run for a county commission seat, I met with her at a restaurant in Lakewood Ranch and shared with her some of the things she would be facing. I have always had a concern that business owners would get involved in local politics. The county commission would not be her only responsibility. She would become a member of the Port

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Allergic reactions to the coronavirus vaccine are rare and outweighed by the benefit of protection, CDC finds

Given the small risk of severe allergic reaction and its treatable nature, the risk of catching the coronavirus and becoming severely ill or dying far outweighs that of a potential allergic reaction, CDC officials said.

The virus is killing roughly 2,670 people every day — an average that continues to rise, according to statistics compiled by The Washington Post.

“The known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risk of getting vaccine,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a news briefing. Messonnier said CDC officials are worried about people being reluctant to be vaccinated — including health-care workers who were in the first-priority group for vaccinations.

Messonnier highlighted the rigorous approval process the vaccines underwent to be proved safe and effective. The two authorized vaccines — from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — are “very safe” and severe allergic reactions are “still

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Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine should be safe for most Americans, but 5 groups may want to wait for more data before getting shots

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Margaret Keenan was the first person to be given the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine outside clinical trials. Getty

US vaccine regulators on Friday authorized the nation’s first coronavirus shot for emergency use.

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that the benefits of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine outweigh the known and potential risks to the public, based on data from clinical trials.

Most trial participants reported temporary side effects after being vaccinated, including fatigue, headaches, and pain at the injection site. People under 55 reported more side effects overall, but few participants had severe fatigue or headaches that stopped them from performing normal activities. Serious adverse events were reported in only 0.6% of vaccine recipients.

These results were consistent across genders, age groups, ethnic and racial groups, and people with preexisting medical problems. But several populations were excluded from the trials – meaning it’s still unclear whether the vaccine is safe for

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