How Accurate Is the Data For Injury From COVID Vaccines In Government Vaccine Injury Trackers?
Following news of a class action lawsuit in Hawaii to protect first responder emergency service workers from being forced to receive a COVID19 shot that mentions over 40,000 people having died within 72 hours of receiving the shots - focus is once again on calculating just how much risk COVID19 vaccines pose. In this post I look at the EU's vaccine injury reporting system to see what can be learned.
Victims of vaccine injury are well known to face a bleak journey as they try to access help, compensation or even just recognition. As this article on vaccine injury victims due to COVID19 shots in the independent points out.
The EU has recently announced a new investigation into adverse events from the COVID vaccines, stating:
The two anti-Covid messenger RNA drugs show potential side effects related to administration, specifically: erythema multiforme, glomerulonephritis or renal inflammation, nephrotic syndromes, renal disorders characterised by heavy loss of protein in the urine, and menstrual disorders.
Assessing the amount of death and injury caused by vaccinations is not an easy task. If someone is vaccinated and then becomes sick or dies, how do we know if their problems were caused by the vaccine? Maybe they would have gotten sick or died anyway? What if their problems begin months or even years later? Drawing a causal connection between ill health and a drug or vaccine can be very challenging.
Despite the difficulties, there is still much to be said, measured and analysed on this topic. Having been studying this (non professionally) for years, I have seen how the media and public perception of the topic has changed since COVID19. I find it particularly interesting that before COVID19, results from the US VAERS (The main USA based vaccine injury reporting database) were often pointed to as being valid and a reassuring sign that vaccines in general were 'safe and effective' - yet now that VAERS incidents have skyrocketed out of all proportion during the COVID19 vaccine rollout, suddenly VAERS is too inaccurate to be used!
In truth, a report funded by the US Government states that only about 1% of all vaccine adverse reactions make it into VAERS:
fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.
Meaning that it is quite possible that the 'tiny' percentage of people who are claimed to be injured by vaccines in the US (still resulting in Billions of dollars being paid out in compensation) is actually 'tiny' because it is a wildly inaccurate figure. The real figure could be up to 100 times higher.
VAERS, in the US, and other reporting systems are not obligatory - they are voluntary - meaning that doctors and medical staff do not always log adverse reactions in them. So it is not surprising that they under estimate the true amount of death and injury caused by vaccines and drugs.
So when we see graphs like the following, showing a massive increase of deaths logged in the VAERS system during 2021 as compared to the previous 40 years - as alarming as it is, we need to consider that the true numbers may be 100 times larger.
On the flipside, we also need to remember that just because a death is logged in VAERS does not mean that a person truly died from a vaccine adverse reaction. So how do we know the truth?
The US CDC Gov site for VAERS states:
Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare. More than 351 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through August 9, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,631 reports of death (0.0019%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause. Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem. A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records, has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines. However, recent reports indicate a plausible causal relationship between the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and TTS, a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets—which has caused deaths
How do we know how accurate these figures are?
Given the massive financial and political incentives involved (astronomical wealth transfer has already taken place due to COVID19 and continues apace), we need to be very cautious about who we trust here. It would be nice to think that everyone with a white coat or a position in government were trustworthy - but all of human history shows that this is not the truth. There have always been and continue to be a significant percentage of people who are all too happy to mislead basically everyone in order to achieve their own goals.
The counter narrative on this issue of trust is that people say that since VAERS can be added to by anyone, it's possible that 'crazy anti vaccine activists' have been logging COVID19 vaccine deaths that aren't real.
How do we know what the reality is?
Ultimately, we have several sources of information:
- Databases such as VAERS and the EU's EudraVigilance (more on this in a moment).
- Observations and data compiled by hospitals and doctors in their own clinics.
- Data compiled by manufacturers of vaccines.
- Independent studies and trials.
- Anecdotal evidence from people's testimonies who we may know or encounter in media sources.
When we point to the huge spike in VAERS reports during COVID we are told that databases such as VAERS are untrustworthy (despite them being held up for years as evidence of vaccine safety until that wouldn't work any more). We are told that testimonies from doctors and clinicians such as the several who spoke up during the COVID phenomena to say that their data disagreed with the government data - should not be listened to and should be censored...
So that leaves us with manufacturer data, independent studies and anecdotes to base our analysis on. At least, if we are to believe the claims made by 'authorities' on the matter.
Now, in reality, 'authorities' will disregard testimonies of individuals in a heartbeat - because they just aren't scientific enough - too much possibility of error.
So this actually just leaves us with manufacturer data and independent studies!
Given that the manufacturers of the COVID vaccines are included among the top 20 recipients of massive fines for fraud and deception (multiple billion dollar fines for lying to the public about drugs) - you will forgive me if I ignore the manufacturer studies. Relying on manufacturer studies is like relying on a Las Vegas casino to let you know how successful you will be in advance when you gamble with them.
So now we are just left with 'independent studies', which could include our own independent investigations too. How are we going to carry out such investigations though, when the only data we have available is within the categories that were previously excluded as being unreliable? Hmm..
I only have limited time available at the moment to trawl through endless websites hunting for valid studies - I am not being paid to do this and have a lot of other things running concurrently. Therefore, I will just throw in a few links and relevant bits of information here - feel free to add to them in the comments below.
- A small European study into healthcare workers - only relatively mild symptoms reported. (Not that useful really due to the small size of the study and absence of mortality data).
- Board quits after peer reviewed study is published showing that COVID19 vaccines are killers! I hadn't heard of this before, but apparently a paper was published stating:
“for three deaths prevented by [COVID-19] vaccination, we have to accept two inflicted by vaccination.”
Which was peer reviewed and which caused the board of the journal to quit because they said that the study was so poorly thought through!
- An Israeli independent report found that the number of deaths in Israel. following COVID19 shots (within 10 days) was far higher than their government's own figures: https://greatgameindia.com/israel-report-pfizer-vaccine-side-effects/
This highlights the need to know how many days after an injection the adverse event occurs. If we know that high numbers of people are dying only a day or two after their injection, then such a figure holds more weight than only knowing that the person died after their injection - perhaps 30 or more days later. Note: They may still have been killed by complication of the injection even 30 or more days later.
A look at the EU Vaccine Injury Database
In the course of investigating public databases I learned that the EU database called Eudravigilance, holds data on COVID19 vaccine injury reports. Unfortunately, their website is very limited and it is very hard to get useful information on mortality. However, I did find this site which has summarised the data from Eudravigilance. The issue is that it is difficult to get total death counts - you need to go into each category of disease, for each vaccine and then add up the totals.
I spent quite some time clicking about on the EU website and was able to confirm that the data in the health impact news report is essentially accurate for the categories of ill health that I looked at.
I wanted to see if I could take the database information and somehow guage it's accuracy or usefulness, despite only having limited access to 2nd hand information.
In the end, I settled on a simple test. I would work out the expected number of deaths from heart disease for the EU region between January 2021 and July 2021 and see whether the number of deaths recorded from heart disease as possible adverse reactions to the COVID shots sync up with the total expected. This should at least give us some context against which to assess the database information and how likely it is that the data is under-reported to a significant degree.
Here's what I found:
In 2016, 542 700 people died in the EU from heart disease, including heart attacks. So I used this as a reference figure. Based on this, I calculated that 316,575 heart disease deaths might be expected in the 7 months between January and July.
51.3% of the total population of the EU/EEA countries have received full vaccination for COVID 19 which translates to 232,482,391 fully vaccinated people. From this I worked out the full population involved (including unvaccinated and only single vaccinated) to be 453,182,048 people.
Based on this data I calculated that we might expect 162,402 people who have been double vaccinated in the EU region to die from heart disease, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not. Since 51.3% of the population is said to have been vaccinated, we can say that 51.3% of all heart disease related deaths would then be among the vaccinated population.
The total number of deaths in the EU vaccine adverse events database for all 4 COVID shots, attributed to heart disease is 2858, up until the end of July 2021. If we include the other cases where the person did not die but has serious heart problems or where their status is unknown, we have a total of 21,431.
So we can see that out of a theoretical (roughly estimated) possible maximum pool of over 160,000+ heart disease related cases among vaccinated people, only 21,431 of them were logged as possibly due to an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
We have no more data to go on to make more sense of these figures unfortunately, but some observations can be made:
- Some of the people who died of heart disease will have died before receiving their shots.
- Some of them will have been ill for a long time and perhaps were expected to die, so were not logged in the database.
- Some of them will have died after having received their shots but simply not been added to the database for various reasons.
While it is not really possible to accurately calculate from the available data how many people might fall into each of these categories, it seems reasonable to point out the 2858 fatalities logged in the database as possible adverse reactions works out to 1.75% of the total expected heart disease cases among vaccinated people. While this percentage is quite significant – and higher than the risk values usually published for vaccines – the number is still quite small, considering that we don’t know how many of these cases are actually connected to the vaccine.
However, can we really imagine that all of the deaths from heart disease among vaccinated people were correctly assessed for possibly being caused by the vaccines? It is very unlikely in my experience, especially given the propensity for Doctors to ridicule patients who report adverse reactions, even when the reactions are fully known to be possible from the shots they have received.
How does someone determine if a fatal heart attack is the result of a vaccination on the ground, when few people are even taking about the possibility? People are dying every day from heart attacks - right? Why would this one not be just another statistic and not something related to a vaccine you know very little about?
It seems more likely to me that we are simply seeing, as the report into VAERS concluded, that the EU database - like VAERS - is under-reported. We are unable to prove very much here other than to speculate, but just like those who ridiculed the study into Ivermectin that stated a 100% effectiveness in treating COVID19, I think it's fair to point out that the number of POSSIBLE cases of heart disease that COULD be connected to COVID19 here are so low as to be almost as ridiculous.
Obviously this is a major rabbit hole and we may not know the full truth for some time and even then it is reliant on honest people being funded to do thorough scientific investigation and then to not be silenced or censored.
There have been far too many examples of doctors being censored in the last 18 months (and many more in decades gone by) for me personally to feel confident that 'the system' will ever let the full truth be known unless it happens to make them look whiter than white.
I remain open to all sources of information and wish success to all those diving into the data and doing experiments, regardless of who they are. We all need to get reliable data and insights and the more of us involved, the easier it gets - so kudos to you all.
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