Blood poisoning, also known as sepsis, is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Not many people know exactly what it is. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, among other things, can be responsible for this. So also with the Covid-19 diseasecaused by the corona virus SARS-CoV-2. The Sepsis Foundation now recommends vaccination for former sepsis patients and also warns of possible blood poisoning due to severe disease.
Great uncertainty about vaccination
The media landscape is currently full of reports on vaccines, but also delivery problems and possible ineffectiveness in the event of mutations. This creates uncertainty among the population, as it is not clear when a vaccination is possible, whether it makes sense and what possible side effects are. In addition, it is not always clear whether previous illnesses increase the risk of possible complications with the vaccine. In order to counteract this information deficit, the Sepsis Foundation has implemented a Press release published the current state of affairs.
Sepsis dangerous for certain risk groups
Sepsis can affect anyone who is going through a severe course of infection. This is also the case with Covid 19 disease again and again when the virus can spread too quickly and thus enter the bloodstream. This leads to an incorrect activation of the immune system, whereby one’s own organs are also attacked. As a result, those affected suffer multiple organ failure and septic shock. If left untreated, this is fatal. But pre-existing conditions also make it easier for sepsis to develop. The Sepsis Foundation therefore recommends that the following population groups be vaccinated urgently:
- People with chronic diseases such as the lungs, liver or heart
- If the immune system is weakened, e.g. due to diabetes, cancer, dialysis or AIDS
- When the spleen has been removed
- Older people over 60 years of age
If sepsis has already been triggered by an infection in the past, vaccination is also recommended. Pregnant women, Premature births as well as children under one year of age also belong to the risk group – but there is a limited recommendation here, as there are no suitable vaccines so far.
possible side effects
So far, no serious side effects are known with the vaccines available. Under certain circumstances, however, typical vaccination reactions may occur in individual cases. This includes pain at the injection site, temporary fatigue, fever as well Headache and muscle pain. But that only indicates that the body is reacting to the vaccine. In rare cases, however, allergic reactions can occur, which can even lead to anaphylactic shock. This was observed above all in people who are generally prone to severe allergic reactions. In any case, the attending physician should be informed before vaccination if such symptoms have occurred in the past.
Genetic changes through vaccines?
Again and again one reads about mRNA vaccines, which can easily be confused with DNA. In addition, there are false reports circulating, mainly in social networks, which extend to conspiracy theories. In reality, this type of vaccine only affects the stretches of RNA outside the nucleus, which can be thought of as copies of DNA. So is the genome never concerned himself. Also, the chemical difference between the RNA and the DNA is too great for it to be taken over without further ado. Virus infections also lead to the formation of foreign RNA in our cells, which, like the vaccine, does not cause any permanent damage. Hence, it is ultimately a myth that mRNA vaccines can detrimentally alter human DNA in the long term.