Four volunteers who got Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine developed Bell’s palsy

But the FDA denies that the temporary facial paralysis was caused by the shot.
(This is from the Daily Mail, so a bit of skepticism is probably warranted.)
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Four people who got Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine in the firm’s trial developed Bell’s palsy, a form of temporary facial paralysis, according to U.S. regulators’ report on the shot.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators said there wasn’t any clear way that the vaccine caused Bell’s palsy, but warned that doctors should watch for the alarming side effect and Pfizer should continue to keep tab on how many people it strikes.

No one knows what exactly causes Bell’s palsy, which resolves on its own most of the time.

What is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face.

It is a rare condition which is believed to affect around one in 5,000 people each year.

It is is believed to occur when the nerve that controls the muscles in your face becomes compressed.

The exact cause is unknown, although it’s thought to be because the facial nerve becomes inflamed, possibly due to a viral infection. Variants of the herpes virus may be responsible.

Around seven out of 10 people with Bell’s palsy make a complete recovery, with or without treatment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9030943/Four-volunteers-got-Pfizers-vaccine-developed-Bells-palsy.html

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December 10, 2020 at 02:46PM

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