The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that the Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) reports that occurrence of anaphylaxis from the COVID-19 Vaccines is “4.7 cases/million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses administered and 2.5 cases/million Moderna vaccine doses administered, based on information through January 18, 2021.”
In a March 30, 2021 posting, the CDC reported similar statistics alleging that “[a]naphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination is rare and occurred in approximately 2 to 5 people per million vaccinated in the United States based on events reported to VAERS.” (bold emphasis in original)
The problem with that reports from JAMA and the CDC is that they are contradicted by another, more recent, March 8, 2021 report from JAMA. That study of Mass General Brigham (MGB) employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines, was published by the JAMA reveals that “severe reactions consistent with anaphylaxis occurred at a rate of 2.47 per 10,000 vaccinations.”
Aaron Siri and Elizabeth A. Brehma, wrote a letter on behalf of the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) to Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Siri and Brehma pointed out that the MGB study reveals that the VAERS is under-reporting the accounts of anaphylaxis from the COVID-19 vaccines by a factor of between 50 and 120 times. ICAN complained that “[t]he underreporting of anaphylaxis by the CDC and VAERS is particularly troubling because it is mandatory for medical providers to report anaphylaxis after any COVID-19 vaccine to VAERS.”
The most salient point in the letter from ICAN is the revelation from the MGB study that “the rate of reporting [of COVID-19 vaccine anaphylaxis adverse reactions] still appears to be only around 0.8 to 2 percent of all cases of anaphylaxis.”
The ICAN letter goes on to point out the obvious:
This raises serious concerns regarding (1) under-reporting of other serious adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination, and (2) adverse events following other vaccines for which there has not been the same push to report adverse events. The anaphylaxis study highlights the urgency of the ongoing, well-known problem with adverse event reporting post-vaccination.
The recent MGB study confirms the previous study done by Harvard that indicated that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events” are reported in the VAERS system. Thus you can take any statistic from the VAERS system and multiply it by 100 and you will have a better idea of the real number for that category of adverse events. Thus, deaths reported under VAERS would likely be subject to the same under-reporting as would anaphylaxis. As with anaphylaxis, we can expect that only 1% of all deaths from COVID-19 vaccines are being reported in the VAERS system.
For example, as of March 26, 2021, VAERS reported 50,716 adverse events from the COVID-19 vaccines, which included 1,785 deaths. Thus, according to VAERS, 3.5% of all COVID-19 adverse events were deaths.
Assuming the numbers reported in VAERS represent only 1% of the actual deaths, as of March 26, 2021, we can extrapolate that the actual number of deaths from COVID-19 vaccines would likely be 178,500. In like manner, the actual total number of adverse events from COVID-19 vaccines would likely be 5,071,600.
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Another factor that can falsely elevate or depress deaths resulting from vaccine administration is the subjective method for determining the official cause of death. This is something that can be manipulated to falsely increase death rates when politically advantageous, or perhaps, in the other direction to conceal the true risk (www cdc gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-1-Guidance-for-Certifying-COVID-19-Deaths.pdf)
In Shimabukuro et al., (Reports of Anaphylaxis After Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
in the US—December 14, 2020-January 18, 2021), the authors search through VAERS between 12/14/20 and 1/18/21. The authors conclude, “No deaths from anaphylaxis after vaccination with either product were reported.”
If one were to check VAERS themselves, they will find that this study for some reason did not capture 3 deaths searching with only three general parameters, death, covid-19 vaccine, and “anaphylactoid reaction”. One is out of the window of the study. Another states that death occurred from anaphylaxis and did not get included in the publication, which is unexplained. The third case merits discussion.
For example, VAERS ID: 1010989-1 : date of vaccination 1-4-21, date of death 1-4-21.
This is an illustrative case that will show the attempt at deception. The patient received the first injection and had a sudden “massive anaphylactic reaction” and was unresponsive. See below:
“On 04 Jan 2021, prior to the onset of the events, the patient received their first of two planned doses of mRNA-1273 intramuscularly for prophylaxis of COVID-19 infection. Twenty-two minutes later she had a massive anaphylactic reaction. She experienced shortness of breath, blood pressure skyrocketed, and loss of consciousness. She was taken to the emergency room. The patient had a brain aneurysm and never recovered. No treatment information was provided. The patient died on 04 Jan 2021. The cause of death was reported as brain aneurysm.”
This is very shocking, even if it were due to a brain aneurysm, because it was statistically improbable that the aneurysm spontaneously ruptured at the same time and therefore is arguably the cause of death. That is no different than saying it was hypoxemia, or lack of oxygen that was teh cause of death, and not the anaphylaxis.
What more realistically could have happened was that she had an anaphylactic reaction, and was given epinephrine emergently, which sent her blood pressure to dangerously high levels, which is expected, and she ruptured an aneurysm due to the high pressure. This would still be a very rare occurrence. One could sit and create a number of unique and interesting hypotheses but the end result is that the real cause of death was vaccine/vaccine anaphylaxis.
Nonetheless, these cases are easy to find and should have shown up in the JAMA publication.
Thanks for that George…well done.
I just want to applaud your fine discovery. Unfortunately most people have no interest in researching for themselves and coming to their own conclusion. It’s far easier for them to flip on the idiot box (as my late father would call it) and parrot the words of whichever anchor they choose to follow. Keep up the fight and the spread of information. It is the only way out of this mess.
“deaths reported under VAERS would likely be subject to the same under-reporting as would anaphylaxis”
Deaths are public records and are easily checked.
Why would anyone risk their career to falsify records for political reasons?
More likely 1 in a 1000
 A Nurse’s Story ~ “I have seen the cover up.” http://whale.to/c/a_nurse.html For all the cases I’ve seen, I have NEVER seen any medical provider report them to VAERS. I have filed VAERS reports. But I am the ONLY nurse I have EVER met that files VAERS reports. I also have NEVER met a doctor that filed a VAERS report…..The number one place parents bring their kids in the event of a vaccine reaction is the E.R., and as an E.R. staffer, I have NEVER met anyone who filed one, in spite of seeing hundreds of cases of obvious vaccine associated harm come through. What does that say about reported numbers? The CDC/HHS admits that VAERS is under-reported, and probably only representative of 1/10th the actual number of injuries. I contest that, and from personal experience, I would say the numbers in VAERS are more like 1/1,000th the actual numbers, not 1/10th.