— Recent paper “not aligned with reality”
Conspiracy theories about antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) with COVID-19 vaccines are swirling yet again, apparently due to a letter to the editor and a controversial talk by a physician at a school board meeting.
That’s despite the fact that there’s absolutely no evidence of the condition occurring as hundreds of millions of people around the world have been vaccinated.
“If COVID-19 vaccines caused ADE, people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 would have more severe disease,” Nada Fadul, MD, an infectious diseases physician with Nebraska Medicine, said in a statement. “This is not happening. On the contrary, people who are vaccinated typically have very mild disease or none at all. In fact, the majority of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are people who aren’t fully vaccinated.”