Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Deadly Adverse Events Linked to the COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

Updated February 12, 2021 - Please note that this posting will no longer be updated.  You can find the most up-to-date VAERS data by clicking here.

Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System or VAERS, Americans can gain insight into the potential "adverse events" related to administration of the COVID-19 vaccines.  In this posting, I want to summarize the deaths that have occurred, the date of death and and how long after vaccination the deaths took place and whether the descendent had allergies.


As background, VAERS was established in 1990 as quoted here:

VAERS has seven objectives, all of which seem important given that the nRNA vaccines for COVID-19 are entirely unprecedented in vaccine history:


1.) Detect new, unusual, or rare vaccine adverse events;


2.) Monitor increases in known adverse events;


3.) Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of adverse events;


4.) Assess the safety of newly licensed vaccines;


5.) Determine and address possible reporting clusters (e.g., suspected localized [temporally or geographically] or product-/batch-/lot-specific adverse event reporting);


6.) Recognize persistent safe-use problems and administration errors;


7.) Provide a national safety monitoring system that extends to the entire general population for response to public health emergencies, such as a large-scale pandemic influenza vaccination program.


It is important to note that VAERS is entirely voluntary; this means that all adverse events are not necessarily reported to the VAERS database.  It also does not mean that the adverse events that are reported were caused by a vaccine, in this case, the COVID-19 vaccines.


Here is a video showing how VAERS works:

Here is a video showing how one would report possible vaccine-related adverse events to VAERS:


Now, let's look at the most recent data release (current to January 29, 2021) from VAERS:

Here is the previous week's data so you can compare the numbers from one week to the next:

Note that there has been a week-over-week increase of 152 deaths and that deaths now make up 5.14% of adverse effects compared to 4.45% in the previous week.

According to the more detailed VAERS records, the ages of the dead individuals range from 23 years (with one exception) to 105 years with a substantial number of records not reporting an age.  To this point, there have been at least 99 individuals aged 65 and under that have died with an additional minimum of 65 being under the age of 70.

There is one death that may be linked to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines that should concern many people:

This is particularly interesting given that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines that are being used in the United States and most of the rest of the world were not tested on pregnant women, lactating women or women who planned to become pregnant.


Here is a link to the entire data set should you happen to be interested.  One important thing to keep in mind is that a very small percentage of adverse events linked to vaccinations are reported as quoted from this 2010 study on the VAERS system

"Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health." 

We are seeing only the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to reporting adverse events that are linked to the COVID-19 vaccines since reporting to the VAERS database is voluntary.


I hope to keep this posting up to date with the latest releases from VAERS once per week so that my readers can follow the adverse events that may be related to administration of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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