Friday, October 29, 2021

New Zealand - Vaccine and COVID-19 Deaths

New Zealand, like its south Pacific neighbour, Australia, has been one of the nations that has imposed the strictest lockdown regimes among its developed and somewhat less developed economy peer group.  New Zealand has also been quite efficient at vaccinating its population when compared to its peers as shown on this graphic:



New Zealand with its population of of 4.873 million is small by global standards and, as such, has seen relatively few COVID-19 deaths as shown here:


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New Zealand has had a total of 28 deaths from/with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and, at its peak, had a peak daily new confirmed COVID-19 death rate per million people of 0.27 back in April 2020 with the death rate being essentially zero for most of the remainder of the pandemic.

With New Zealand having so few COVID-19-related deaths, it is interesting to see what the impact of the nation's vaccination program has been, particularly adverse events related to the administration of the vaccine.  Through the New Zealand Medical Devices Safety Authority or MEDSAFE, the New Zealand government has been issuing Safety Reports outlining adverse events following immunization or AEFIs with COVID-19 vaccines.  In Report #31 dated October 21, 2021, MEDSAFE notes the following AEFIs by reporter types so that the public is able to ascertain the validity of the reporting:


The Safety Report also notes the following:


Up to and including 2 October 2021, a total of 86 deaths were reported to CARM (the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring) after the administration of the Comirnaty vaccine. Following medical assessments by CARM and Medsafe it has been determined that:


31 of these deaths are unlikely related to the COVID-19 vaccine

26 deaths could not be assessed due to insufficient information

28 cases are still under investigation.

1 death was likely due to vaccine induced myocarditis (awaiting Coroner’s determination)

In the week ending October 2, 2021, there were 11 additional deaths reported.


While the administration of Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine is, in the words of the New Zealand government "unlikely" (but not with 100 percent certainty) to be related to the vaccine in 31 deaths or 36 percent of the total, it is interesting to see that there have been 3.1 times as many deaths coincidental to the administration of the vaccine as died from the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself.  At this point, the data does not necessarily point to the vaccine causing the deaths but given the thousands of deaths that have been reported in conjunction with the COVID-19 vaccines on both the VAERS and Eudravigilance databases in the United States and Europe respectively, it doesn't seem to be unreasonable that New Zealand could well be experiencing more deaths from the vaccine than from the virus itself.


  1. Anyone can report adverse reactions to CARM Your Guide to Adverse Reaction Reporting

    Looks like the NZ equivalent of the USA's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and looks like it has the same good and bad points. The raw reports are probably not particularly useful. IIRC, someone filed a report with VAERS claiming a vaccine turned him into the Hulk.

  2. Significant vaccine side effects tend to be very rare. So, like in cancer detection, an effective way to deal with this from a testing perspective is to have a two-step analysis. The first step involves applying a test with a high sensitivity (to avoid 'missing' a case even if the test shows low specificity (high rates of false positives)). The second step involves applying a test with a higher specificity in order to get towards a real picture of true positives.
    Reporting systems have such low specificity as a first step and then through investigation, analysis and other specific trials as a second step help to get closer to reality.
    Unusual focus on the first step may help with a certain narrative but does not help for the true picture.

    1. It's not about a virus. It never was.

    2. There is a social construct aspect to the pandemic and the pandemic helped show growing unrest and lack of trust in the general population.
      But the underlying pandemic pathogen is, simply, a virus.

    3. I hope that from the tone of my postings my readers understand that the virus is being used as a tool to enact the Great Reset by using social engineering to see how far governments can push their totalitarian agenda. Our "freedom" is an illusion. The pandemic has made that very, very clear.

    4. Do you think global elites actually planned he pandemic?

    5. I think that they have done whatever they can to ensure that the fear narrative is propagated as we can see in the unbalanced coverage of the pandemic by America's social media titans. Bill Gates is certainly a player since he stands to profit from his investments in vaccine passport technologies and vaccines. While they may not have actually planned the pandemic, they are using it as an opportunity to develop and roll out a digital identification that will eventually be attached to a social scoring system which will further invade what little we have left of our privacy and which will be linked to a central bank digital currency system. I firmly believe that Phase 2 of this will use climate change as the agenda for massive changes in society which will include carbon credit scoring.

    6. Thank you for the perspective.
      -Who's "they"?
      -Do you think the top 1% is involved?
      -Do you think the Bilderberg group is contributing?

    7. Carl

      If you go back and read my musings on Mark Carney you will see a few of the groups involved. The Bilderberg group is part of "they" as are many other groups including the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Council, the World Economic Forum etcetera. Many of these groups have purposes that appear to be above board on the surface but when you look at their membership lists (if you can find them), the key members all seem to link together from one group to another. Each has their role to play; for example, the Atlantic Council exists to ensure that the Cold War remains alive and well and the WEF exists as a promoter of stakeholder capitalism which sounds good on the surface but exists to keep the technocrats/oligarchs in control and has little to do with bettering the lives of the working class.

      I don't want to come across as a tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracist but there certain appears to be a lot of "coincidences" among the ruling class. Over the past two. years it has become increasingly clear that the ruling class has its "useful idiots", many of which are politicians today. If you look through the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders and its precursors, you'll see many names that have become key players in the pandemic - Jacinda Ardern, Chrystia Freeland, Tony Blair, Greg Hunt, Gavin Newsome, Mark Zuckerberg, Angela Merkel, Bill Gates etcetera. While some of these individuals believe that their role in the Great Reset is important, they may be surprised to find out that once they are out of office, they become expendable just like the rest of us.

    8. Thank you for the perspective.