For Your Edifice, From The Article: According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), as of today (February 13th, 2021), 653 deaths, 208 permanent disabilities and more than 10,000 adverse reactions have been reported after the COVID-19 vaccination, mostly in the US. I have not attempted to look into adverse reactions and reporting systems of another country as of yet.
- The Facts: Data from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) shows, as of today, 653 deaths reported after administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. It also shows 208 permanent disabilities and more than 10,000 adverse events, mostly in the U.S.
- Reflect On: Should private institutions/companies have the right to mandate this vaccine for people and employees? When it comes to vaccines, should freedom of choice remain? Why is only one perspective presented by mainstream media?
A new article published in the New England Journal of Medicine outlines why those injured by the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be eligible for compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) while COVID is still an “emergency.” You can access that and read more about it here
Is this fake news? No, these numbers and events are actually reported post COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, but do these reports demonstrate a causal relationship between the vaccine and an adverse event? . According to Health Feedback, no, they don’t. This doesn’t mean that there is no causal relationship, it simply means that it’s unclear. That being said, these outcomes shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, are indeed quite concerning and do indeed demand serious attention. Keep in mind that more than 20 million people have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine so far, so the number of deaths, permanent disabilities reported are still relatively small when compared to all of the people who have received the shot and are “fine.” That being said, you can look at it in a different way as well, for example, VAERS has been estimated to capture approximately one percent of vaccine injuries because the majority of them are believed to be unreported.
The COVID-19 vaccine so far has had its fair share of controversy, but it’s not easy to come across given the fact that social media “fact-checkers” seem to be flagging any type of content that raises any type of concern with the vaccine.