What you need to know about possible COVID vaccine side effects

Dr. Jen Ashton addresses some of the health concerns about the vaccinations.
2:13 | 12/01/20

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So let's look at the latest covid-19 numbers from Johns Hopkins university, now more than 63.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide with more than 13.5 million of those right here in the U.S. And now at least 268,000 American lives lost. And doc, a lot of people have applauded this effort on the vaccine, it's been recordmaking, an international collaboration, but it happened so quickly, lot of people have had safety concerns, now doctors are urging the government to warn people about side effects or at least give them a heads up? I would call this classic informed concern. People need to understand how this is actually going to look and feel. Let's talk about possible side effects here, there's a concern for something called reactogenicity, temporary, but possibly severe side effects. These have been described as unpleasant but not dangerous. Including fever, muscle aches, occurring in anywhere from 2% to 10% of the clinical trial volunteers. Announcer: This is an ABC special report. Now reporting chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. Good afternoon. We're coming on the air right now because President-Elect Joe Biden is about to inintroduce his economic team. Janet Yellen will be joined by several other veterans of the Biden campaign and the Obama administration. Parallel to what we saw last week when the President-Elect announced his national security team to the country. This team will not come without some controversy. Already drawing some fire for neera tanden, drawing fire from Republican senators who say she'll be difficult to confirm, the President-Elect said that Janet Yellen his choice for treasury secretary is someone he trusts and respects, who will satisfy both wings of the democratic party, both centrist and Progressives. Real tension there among the other nominee there is including

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