COVID vaccine nocebo effect

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chaggle
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COVID vaccine nocebo effect

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I had a reaction (felt knackered and a bit fluish) after the first AZ jab and, being a good skeptic :???: , did find myself wondering if it could be the nocebo effect.

Seems like I might have been right...

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... 1642526547
More than two-thirds of the common side-effects people experience after a Covid jab can be attributed to a negative version of the placebo effect rather than the vaccine itself, researchers claim.

Scientists in the US examined data from 12 clinical trials of Covid vaccines and found that the “nocebo effect” accounted for about 76% of all common adverse reactions after the first dose and nearly 52% after the second dose.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con
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