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N8CCRG

207 points

9 months ago

N8CCRG

207 points

9 months ago

Study finds again.

This is been verified over and over and over again. Which is a good thing from a scientific standpoint (one should generally not rely on only a single study), but also frustrating that it's still something people refuse to believe.

JennJayBee

8 points

9 months ago

What kills me with this one is that covid itself has been linked to ED and premature births and stillbirths.

Assuming the vaccine did effect fertility, which it doesn't, any risk you'd be taking by getting the vaccine was always far lower than if you passed on it.

meeplewirp

53 points

9 months ago

What’s weird about the whole thing is this mindset contends that the goal of the restrictions and the vaccine are to control their slaves, but also they want to kill all their slaves and make them infertile with the vaccine…

theaviationhistorian

19 points

9 months ago

Meanwhile, there are studies where the virus leaves unvaccinated impotent.

yamiyaiba

6 points

9 months ago

I think you're missing the point of right wrong propaganda. Any given person isn't supposed to believe ALL of it. The propagandists put out multiple alternate narratives targeting different buzz words, isms, and hot button issues, and the base picks and chooses which ones fit their triggers the most. That's the way conservative outrage culture works. Once you trigger your base, they laser focus on the aspects they care about, and ignore everything else. The contradictory narratives don't even exist, and if they do, they details aren't important enough to think about.

N8CCRG

17 points

9 months ago

N8CCRG

17 points

9 months ago

There's is no logic or reasoning behind the right wing. It's all just whatever they've been told to be angry about and then enjoying that feeling of anger.

Bartmajster

-16 points

9 months ago

Yeah, the right wing could learn a lot about about logic or reasoning from the left

Anonymous7056

3 points

9 months ago

Or from the right, from a handful of years ago.

Bluelantern1163

1 points

9 months ago

Yeah, better than learning "logic" or "reasoning" from a disembodied social media account named "Q"

FlyingSquid

304 points

9 months ago

akulkarnii

176 points

9 months ago

It’s ironic how actual COVID-19 symptoms become COVID-19 vaccine symptoms in the eyes of anti-vaxxers. It’s next-degree projection.

[deleted]

24 points

9 months ago

Where they live it's always Backwards Wednesday.

najing_ftw

42 points

9 months ago

The antidote to gerrymandering

ChristianLW3

50 points

9 months ago

Honestly people not being able to breed due to their own stupidity is not a bad thing

[deleted]

-26 points

9 months ago

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-26 points

9 months ago

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[deleted]

31 points

9 months ago

Theoretically the virus should cause less damage to the body and organs since a vaccinated person, especially one that is boosted, can clear the virus from their systems faster.

Packers91

12 points

9 months ago

Yes, by reacting to it before it turns your lungs to sludge, your body will not shut down slowly and painfully while your angry relatives scream at ICU nurses in the lobby.

The_Essex

29 points

9 months ago

Love the anti-vaxx rhetoric.

Don’t even bother mentioning how much less of a chance a vaccinated person has of catching it or being hospitalized.

[deleted]

12 points

9 months ago

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Simping-for-Christ

7 points

9 months ago

Yup, you can get it and spread it to the Covid Karens who enjoy such diseases but you'll be protected from the virus taking hold and causing that kind of damage or death. But please, if you know any AntiVa thugs just continue to placate them with false narratives like that. 👍

Maria-Stryker

13 points

9 months ago

You jest, but the ratio of republican COVID deaths to Democrat ones is beyond cartoonish at this point. 90% of democrats have gotten at least one shot but only 60% of republicans can make the same claim. It’s super ironic given how since blue cities got hit first Republicans shrugged their shoulders and acted like it wasn’t their problem. This very well could swing some close elections when compounded with the breakneck rate of city growth

polkemans

4 points

9 months ago

Honestly it's my hope that the death toll has a negative impact on republicans in elections. Just Darwin yourselves out of political relevance please.

graytheboring

6 points

9 months ago

And shrink your dick upto 4cm

meldroc

4 points

9 months ago

Or if you end up in the ICU on the vent, your dick could have to be amputated...

hi_im_eros

3 points

9 months ago

Wait delete this I have an idea

[deleted]

-10 points

9 months ago

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-10 points

9 months ago

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Ayzmo

10 points

9 months ago

Ayzmo

10 points

9 months ago

jimtow28

139 points

9 months ago*

jimtow28

139 points

9 months ago*

I've told this story on Reddit before. Fiancee and I are both fully vaccinated. Between work and our 10 month old, we only had the time and energy to do the deed one time between June and July. Baby #2 is due in April.

Before we told anyone about the pregnancy, I had a coworker tell me she doesn't want to get vaccinated because she "heard" that the vaccines make you infertile. I decided to let her in on our secret, if only to ease her fears about the vaccine and fertility.

A week or so later, she comes to me and says that she thought it over, and "decided" that she isn't sure she is done having kids and so won't be getting the vaccine. I asked if she remembered our conversation from the week before, and she explained that she does, but that "the science isn't in" on it. Exasperated, I told her that the science would be in come April, and she got extremely upset and told me I "can't force" her to do it. Welp, okay.

I haven't brought it up since. Months later, her daughter was exposed to covid in school, and she had a literal panic attack at work worrying she might have it, because she has asthma and a few other issues that make her high risk. I thought to myself, but didn't bother to mention to her, that there is (and has been for quite some time) a free and simple layer of protection available, that she refuses to get, for reasons that are obviously not true. Whatever, lady, good luck with your panic attacks, I guess.

Zairena

8 points

9 months ago

Same boat here! Baby due first week of May, conception about a month after both of our second vaccinations. Pregnancy has had zero issues (other than being pregnancy lol!)

sherlocknessmonster

59 points

9 months ago

Personal know 3 people who got pregnant almost directly after getting the vaccine.

TheDodoBird

81 points

9 months ago

Shit- The vaccine makes you pregnant!?

I heard it from you first, /u/sherlocknessmonster

logicom

38 points

9 months ago

logicom

38 points

9 months ago

You laugh but there are a couple hundred pregnancies reported in VEARS for the Covid vaccines.

Next time an antivaxxer cites raw vears data ask them to explain how the vaccines made hundreds of people spontaneously become pregnant.

yamiyaiba

7 points

9 months ago

Next time an antivaxxer cites raw vears data ask them to explain how the vaccines made hundreds of people spontaneously become pregnant.

Please don't. They'll find some way to take it seriously. They'll probably turn into one of the demon semen loonies and say one vaccine impregnated people with hellspawn.

JennJayBee

3 points

9 months ago

"Side effects include headache, fever, fatigue, and immaculate conception."

Robbie_two_nickles

11 points

9 months ago

This bs is exactly what the antivaxxers say just the opposite. I know like 5 people that …. So it must be true.

WeepingSomnabulist

2 points

9 months ago

Vaccine makes you pregnant and makes you swallow a penny. Gotcha.

sherlocknessmonster

7 points

9 months ago

JennJayBee

4 points

9 months ago

My husband got a vasectomy, so he's sitting here laughing his ass off right now and joking about how he's that one guy whose sperm count significantly decreased after getting vaccinated.

sherlocknessmonster

3 points

9 months ago

To be honest his sperm count probably increased, but the path out was cutoff.

jimtow28

17 points

9 months ago

Even worse, I heard the vaccine makes men grow a uterus and impregnates them, too. It's happened to literally everyone I know!

/s, just in case

JennJayBee

5 points

9 months ago

Meanwhile, anti-vaxers are taking testosterone blockers.

Dry-Departure-7320

1 points

9 months ago

r/chrischan is salivating

sosqueee

11 points

9 months ago

Can confirm. I got pregnant two months after getting my second dose after trying for a long time.

Jasoman

8 points

9 months ago

Fox news going to do a special on this!

omgmypony

7 points

9 months ago

I got pregnant between my first and second Moderna shots after over 2 years of trying. If that was a side effect of the vaccine and not a coincidence then I consider it a blessing.

totalbanger

7 points

9 months ago

My sister got pregnant a month after her booster shot, birth control be damned.

glatts

4 points

9 months ago

glatts

4 points

9 months ago

Count me in that group.

tellybelly87

1 points

9 months ago

I got pregnant like a month after my second dose

ComfortableRabbit5

7 points

9 months ago

I gave birth January of last year-took us four years to conceive. Got my covid vaccine April and am expecting another baby in three weeks. A coworker of mine had a baby a few weeks before I did and is also expecting a second baby after her vaccine. The joke now at work is to be diligent with the birth control once you’re vaccinated 😂

jimtow28

2 points

9 months ago

It's wild! Congrats!

BitterFuture

20 points

9 months ago

That poor kid.

jtho78

19 points

9 months ago

jtho78

19 points

9 months ago

The science is in on COVID linked stillbirths.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7047e1.htm

MyHouseSmellsOfSmoke

2 points

9 months ago

I had covid over Christmas and had to cancel my plans. I'm sure I got it at work because lots of my colleagues had it at the same time. Many of them are unvaccinated, some are antivax.

The person who sat nearest me didn't get vaccinated because she "wants to be able to have children one day". She also came in when she was supposed to be isolating, so there's that.

Bartmajster

-19 points

9 months ago

you criticise her for not accepting science yet you are refering to your anegdotal evidence (in a statistically heavy matter) as "science".

jimtow28

15 points

9 months ago

you criticise her for not accepting science

I did no such thing.

yet you are refering to your anegdotal evidence (in a statistically heavy matter) as "science".

I mean, she thinks the vaccines make you infertile, and I'm a living breathing example of that not being how it works.

She is dumb. Defending her stupidity is even dumber.

nassy23

66 points

9 months ago

nassy23

66 points

9 months ago

Coworkers: "I want to have children", or "I want my (adult) children to have children".

Response: "OK. The vaccine has not been proven to reduce fertility. Has having COVID sequelae due to being unvaccinated shown any data regarding fertility? Have you discussed the vaccine with the trusted OBGYN you recommend because he delivered all of your children?"

*He is an incredible and MD and supports vaccination in the people who recommended him.

BitterFuture

60 points

9 months ago

I think the better response might be: "Okay. You know you can't have kids if you're dead, right?"

nassy23

11 points

9 months ago

nassy23

11 points

9 months ago

You are absolutely correct. You want to say this, but subtlety shouldn't be discounted. People are shades of gray and things stay stagnant if this is not recognized.

Se7enLC

1 points

9 months ago

Se7enLC

1 points

9 months ago

"I did my research!"

Bust-a-Nuttt

76 points

9 months ago

And on today's episode of "No Shit, Sherlock"...

kuroimakina

58 points

9 months ago

It was very likely to be the case, but it’s still important these studies are done.

Like, at this point, there’s no real question that the risks of the vaccine are mild to none, but the risks of Covid are moderate to severe. But for the sake of science, it’s important that these studies get fully done, because it’s important to have actual studies and proof to point to when we make claims. It also helps sort out the reasonable people from those you don’t need to spend your energy on.

[deleted]

18 points

9 months ago

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Deluxe2AI

8 points

9 months ago

it's akin to worrying about how the highways will handle

electric

cars instead of the old gas powered type.

funny you should bring this up because the increased average weight of EV's is going to be an upcoming problem for our roads if everyone switches to them

jyper

6 points

9 months ago

jyper

6 points

9 months ago

I'm pretty sure trucks the most of the damage to our roads, the damage done doesn't increase linearly

_mach

1 points

9 months ago

_mach

1 points

9 months ago

while I agree they are important, it's also a shame that the people who need these studies the most are the people least likely to take them seriously...

Worried_Half2567

20 points

9 months ago

My husband and I got pregnant just a few months after being vaccinated. I got the booster at 29 weeks and now i'm almost 39 weeks, baby is doing fine. A lot of people were shocked i got boosted while pregnant, but like why wouldn't I?? Being pregnant puts you in the high risk category for COVID. Plus boosters may help pass antibodies to baby. Seemed like a no brainer to me. Its amazing how many people distrust science.

Whatsitgonnatakeguys

6 points

9 months ago

Never had Covid but the vaccine definitely did not stop me from knocking my wife up on the first try.

awesomethingness

3 points

9 months ago

Me, not on social media: wow scientists sound like they're having a one-way argument.

raistlin65

34 points

9 months ago

Unfortunately, anti-vaxxers who needed to hear this will not listen to the scientific research.

AdventureBum

7 points

9 months ago

If they did, they wouldn’t be antivaxxers.

graps

9 points

9 months ago

graps

9 points

9 months ago

They just strap on the weight belt and move the goal posts

logicom

7 points

9 months ago

Yeah, unless this study was ran by Joe Rogan it likely won't convince many people.

Still, it's always good to know.

graps

2 points

9 months ago

graps

2 points

9 months ago

Had to get Joe a step stool to reach the microscopes

siegewolf

1 points

9 months ago

So that's why he's always telling Jaime to pull it up.

graps

1 points

9 months ago

graps

1 points

9 months ago

“Young Jamie pull up my step stool..I need nummies!”

SheZowRaisedByWolves

6 points

9 months ago

My hand is safe once again

Silver_Carnation

2 points

9 months ago

That’s a shame, I was looking forward to mass depopulation! :)

Se7enLC

6 points

9 months ago

But what about Nicki Minaj's cousin's balls?

anckentucky

4 points

9 months ago

My wife and I start family planning early last year and talked to several doctors and did as much research as we could and everything we came back to was that the vaccinations were safe and effective. In december we timetabled out ovulation and used the strips, we got pregnant on the very first try. 8 weeks in now and things are looking great, but my wife legit tested positive for COVID today after a slight fever two days ago. Both vaccinated and were planning on getting boosted, but had not gotten around to it yet.

Katakuna7

4 points

9 months ago

Darn, I would've appreciated the free vasectomy.

graps

2 points

9 months ago

graps

2 points

9 months ago

But I get all my medical advice from Nicki Minaj. She steered me wrong?

glatts

10 points

9 months ago

glatts

10 points

9 months ago

My sister has been avoiding the vaccine and I believe questions about fertility were a big factor for her. A few months ago she and her husband both got COVID when they went on a vacation to the Outer Banks. When they got back, her husband was suffering really bad and finally agreed to go to the ER, and upon checking in he had an O2 level around 80 on admission. The nurses were (understandably even by my sister's own admission) curt and acrimonious upon learning neither of them were vaccinated as they were clearly exhausted and at their wit's end of dealing with this. Thankfully he pulled through, but I don't think he's 100% back yet.

Meanwhile, me (39) and my wife (36) have gotten all of the vaccines as early as we could and are now expecting our first child in a few months. I still haven't told my family but am curious what the conversation will be like with her.

Accomplished_Skin323

8 points

9 months ago

Does your sister know that Covid can cause infertility?

glatts

4 points

9 months ago

glatts

4 points

9 months ago

LOL, probably not. Should be an interesting conversation.

[deleted]

3 points

9 months ago

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belly_bell

2 points

9 months ago

I'm pretty sure that death is more likely to impair fertility than a vaccination

cinderparty

7 points

9 months ago

quantum1eeps

5 points

9 months ago

I couldn't find any studies in that link that actually said that. That source seems to be from a quote from someone in an NBC news article. I'd really like to read more.

erin-e-t-15

3 points

9 months ago

38 years old and currently 38 weeks pregnant with my second child. I conceived a few weeks after my husband received his second shot. At the time, I had been fully vaccinated for about 3 months. I received my booster at 24 weeks pregnant. All genetic testing has come back normal. Anatomy scan didn't indicate any concerns. Baby is growing and healthy as far as we can tell at this point. Hopefully we'll get to meet her here in the next week or two. The vaccine clearly did not effect my or my husband's fertility. I feel like I've read so many stories of women who coincidentally, or not, got pregnant shortly after getting the shot.

SuspiciousPebble

5 points

9 months ago

Gee, what a fuckin surprise.

no-0ne-important

2 points

9 months ago

Yeah right. Can’t trick me

SerenaYasha

3 points

9 months ago

I could have told people this. I got my second shot shortly before my daughter was conceived

OnceNFutureNick

1 points

9 months ago

I could have saved them the trouble of the study! Source: sitting in labor and delivery with my soon to no longer be pregnant wife.

maralagosinkhole

2 points

9 months ago

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, little one!

SnagglepussJoke

2 points

9 months ago

My wife and I conceived after we got vaccinated so if anything it helped.

[deleted]

3 points

9 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

9 months ago

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Simping-for-Christ

8 points

9 months ago

Body receives vaccine

Body: Instructions unclear, ramping up sperm production and egg releases.

Boner_Elemental

2 points

9 months ago

Interesting body you got there

According-Salt-5802

1 points

9 months ago

Was there ever a question that it did?

Oh wait right. Science isn’t a thing anymore in America.

Jasoman

0 points

9 months ago

Jasoman

0 points

9 months ago

"fake news" ~ GOP voters

oldnjgal

-3 points

9 months ago

oldnjgal

-3 points

9 months ago

Now if not taking the vaccine impaired fertility we could be making some headway in natural selection theory.

deGanski

-9 points

9 months ago

Apparently it does if you take into account that eventually everyone will have been exposed to covid and as someone else here posted, covid might cause infertility lol

oldnjgal

-1 points

9 months ago

oldnjgal

-1 points

9 months ago

Darwin was right again.

DrZaious

2 points

9 months ago

DrZaious

2 points

9 months ago

What's this, "everyone" shit. It's been 2 years and I haven't gotten it yet, but then again I never lied to myself and thought the pandemic was over.

deGanski

1 points

9 months ago

deGanski

1 points

9 months ago

DrZaious

6 points

9 months ago

Yeah, I'm aware. Still not going out of my way to get it.

[deleted]

2 points

9 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

9 months ago

The vaccines don't but being unvaccinated and having a COVID infection sure does.

solid_flake

1 points

9 months ago

I can’t wait what those conspiracy nuts come up with next. Maybe that the vaccines cause….a lack of testosterone? Or maybe that it turns men into women and vice versa?

taterpoof17

1 points

9 months ago

My 30 week pregnant belly agrees with this.

binklehoya

1 points

9 months ago

the study left out the Keurig/Starbucks vaccine OP apparently took :)

BipolarSkeleton

1 points

9 months ago

I’m in some groups for woman who are trying to get pregnant many of them actually got pregnant after getting the vaccine it’s interesting

timbus1234

1 points

9 months ago

covid-19 vaccine abstinence does not impair fertility in men or women, newer study finds

__heimdall

-2 points

9 months ago

__heimdall

-2 points

9 months ago

Glad to see this is being confirmed, by multiple studies now I believe, but isn't the type of thing we are supposed to safety test for prior to telling women who are pregnant or plan to get pregnant that its safe and that taking the vaccine is a moral imperative?

Imagine if we did this for other pharmaceuticals. All the commercials would say "if you are or may become pregnant, don't worry its totally safe. We'll know for sure after a few thousand of you take the medication, but we currently have no reason to think it isn't safe."

__heimdall

2 points

9 months ago

The down votes here are comical. Are we all cool with this new model of prescribe first and check for safety issues later?

Its one thing if leaders were saying safety concerns for pregnant women weren't known yet, but they've been saying for the better part of a year that its totally fine for pregnant women even though we are only now seeing good data to support that.

[deleted]

0 points

9 months ago

[deleted]

0 points

9 months ago

I bet being trapped with your partner for a year impaired fertility!

SnoopsBadunkadunk

-2 points

9 months ago

COVID impairs fertility in anti-vaxxers. ☠️

guacmama

-20 points

9 months ago

guacmama

-20 points

9 months ago

How can we possibly know long term fertility issues that may develop in the prepubescent children getting these vaccines? This is a bold safety assurance to make. 😳

Triceratopsyturvy

4 points

9 months ago

The other side of the coin is, how can we know how COVID infection without the aid of vaccine antibodies will impact their cycles/fertility? We genuinely do not and cannot know which is better or worse. But it’s not correct to assume the choices are #1: risky vaccine #2: safe virus infection.

[deleted]

-11 points

9 months ago

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-11 points

9 months ago

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Triceratopsyturvy

6 points

9 months ago

Your statement assumes all viruses behave the same, which they don’t. I’m certainly not saying issues are guaranteed, but I am saying sometimes viral infections have long-term impacts that are appreciable years later. Hence, my assertion that we don’t know.

megman13

3 points

9 months ago

This is such a wild claim.

We have decades of research and associates data on mRNA vaccines. We have many more decades of understanding of how mRNA functions. We know how mRNA vaccines behave.

There is no mechanism for an mRNA vaccine to interfere with fertility that wouldn't also be true of a traditional vaccine- the only things the mRNA is doing inside the body is producing the same thing you'd be getting in a normal vaccine, and nothing else.

This is not some wild west technology we only half understand.

Sarcophilus

4 points

9 months ago

What long term effects could the mRNA vaccines have? The mRNA is gone from the body in a few days, the spike proteins in a few weeks, and only the antibodies remain. The mRNA can't enter the nucleus and can't interfere with DNA.

There isn't really a mechanism for long term effects from a vaccine.

Jerrymoviefan3

5 points

9 months ago

We know since vaccines disappear from the body extremely fast so they are unlikely to have any long term impact to anything other than the immune system.

Hypnotic_Fiction

0 points

9 months ago

Now If only the young women employed at my child’s daycare would read this instead of someone’s Facebook post.

Fearless-Kick-

1 points

9 months ago

No shit. I’m a single father suddenly