VAERS Data: Covid Vaccines vs. Other Vaccines
Comparing Covid Vaccines to other vaccines has been a motivation for me as I’ve questioned the general belief of their equality in safety. It’s a difficult thing to analyze though. Anyone who pretends otherwise is probably not being fair-minded. I decided to find out how many vaccinations were administered for Covid-19 compared to all other vaccinations combined since 1990, when VAERS was created, and how the vaccine injuries reported to VAERS stack up. Note, this is not necessarily the best way to analyze the safety of Covid Vaccines vs other vaccines (not that there are many great ways based on the data available), but I do think doing this analyzation raises some valid questions and points out some red flags 🚩. Before I go into my findings, let me first explain VAERS and it’s intended purpose.
“The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines. VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events (possible side effects) after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS. … VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences to CDC and FDA. VAERS is not designed to determine if a vaccine caused a health problem, but is especially useful for detecting unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse event reporting that might indicate a possible safety problem with a vaccine. This way, VAERS can provide CDC and FDA with valuable information that additional work and evaluation is necessary to further assess a possible safety concern.” Some of the purposes of VAERS include:
- Detect new, unusual, or rare vaccine adverse events;
- Monitor increases in known adverse events;
- Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of adverse events;
- Assess the safety of newly licensed vaccines;
- Determine and address possible reporting clusters (e.g., suspected localized [temporally or geographically] or product-/batch-/lot-specific adverse event reporting);
- Recognize persistent safe-use problems and administration errors;
- 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.
Submitted reports to VAERS are checked by experts, including: doctors, pharmacists, and statisticians. The more serious adverse events are given further scrutiny. VAERS initially detected a dangerous intestinal obstruction linked to RotaShield, a rotavirus vaccine that was withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer. From the years of 2011-2014, VAERS collected an average of 30,000 reports each year of vaccine adverse events.
It was a painstaking process to gather and calculate the number of vaccines given in the United States by type since 1990. It was a harder task than expected. You’d think this data would be readily available, but it’s never that easy is it?
What I found was that from 1990-2021 approximately 5.63 billion non-Covid Vaccine doses have been administered (probably a few hundred million more than that, but can’t find all the data). 569 million Sars-Cov-2 Vaccinations have been administered in less than a year and a half (up to 4/16/22). It’s safe to say there have been at least 10 times more non-Covid Vaccines administered than Covid Vaccinations since 1990 (32-33 years). You can see the data here:
As of April 15, 2022 there have been 2,108,012 total adverse events reported to VAERS since 1990. 1,237,645 of those adverse events have been reported due to the Covid Vaccinations. 36,724 total reported deaths to VAERS and 27,349 are reported in relation to the Covid Vaccines.
Let’s do some math, since I love math. 58.7% of the adverse events reported to VAERS are for the Covid Vaccinations (1.42x more than other vaccinations). 64.8% of the hospitalizations listed on VAERS are for the Covid Vaccinations (1.84x more). 74.5% of the deaths reported to VAERS are for the Covid Vaccinations (2.92 x more). Don’t forget there have been at least 10x the number of non-Covid Vaccinations administered the last 32+ years, so multiply all these numbers by 10 and you get … 14.2x more likely to report an adverse event for the Covid Vaccines, 18.4x more likely to report a hospitalization for the Covid Vaccines, and 29.2x more likely to report a death after the Covid Vaccinations compared to all other types combined. These figures are actually higher than this and growing by the day.
Of course we are not supposed to use VAERS outside of its intended purpose, BUT this seems like a red flag 🚩in the very least. It’s kind of hard to see this data and think absolutely nothing of it. Those would be some serious mental gymnastics you would have to do to not believe this data should be scrutinized any further.
VAERS is supposed to be a signaling system, so what is going on here? I know many who have been seriously injured by the Covid Vaccines, some have reported their problems, and have received phone calls from “VAERS” asking for their medical records (sometimes they ask the same individual more than once, which doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence). What are they doing with this information? Not in theory or the utopian world. What is actually taking place with Covid Vaccine Injury data and these medical records? How are they going to make a medical connection to a Covid Vaccine in the vast majority of cases since there is no easy way to test for a vaccine injury? 29.2x more reports of deaths than all other vaccines combined seems like a safety signal (it’s still egregiously lopsided even if you just analyze the past couple of years of vaccinations, when VAERS was even more easily accessible due to technology advancements than in 1990). Maybe I’m wrong to look at this as an obvious safety signal … or maybe our system is failing us at the worst time. It’s hard to fathom a situation where they are not overwhelmed with injury reports. There have been more adverse events reported to VAERS the last year and a half, than the 31 years prior. Lots of questions here that need answers. I wish the mainstream media would dig deeper to find out what’s going on behind the scenes. Covid Vaccine injuries are not trivial. Covid health related matters matter more than Covid Vaccine Injuries that can be just as serious. That’s a sad reality.
We know VAERS has been used in the past many times, even for the Covid Vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine, which make up only 3.2% of vaccinations given in the USA, was paused briefly. The “CDC and FDA issued a pause of the Janssen vaccine April 12–23, 2021, after 6 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a serious condition that involves blood clots in the brain, were identified in VAERS.” Only 6 cases preceded the halt … what are they doing about 27,349 deaths reported (which is SURELY an under reporting, as stated in “Safety monitoring in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)”, “…, reporting rates for specific adverse events that approach the background rates might indicate a safety problem due to the known underreporting of adverse events to VAERS.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4632204/)? There have been more than 6 confirmed cases of Covid Vaccine deaths, just for your information.
Furthermore, how and why has there not been a VAERS publication listed on the CDC website since May of 2021? There were 10 in 2021, 8 in 2020, 14 in 2019, and 14 in 2018 just for an idea of publication frequency. For further clarification, the publication on the CVST related to the Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccines was published 3-4 weeks after the safety signal was seen. This means in a full year there have been no publications for VAERS posted to the CDC’s website.
The questions I have in my mind only increased while writing this piece. Finding a black hole of VAERS publications for the past year on the CDC website just fuels the suspicions more. The data looks bad, the optics look bad, and the way some things are taken seriously and others seem to be brushed aside, looks bad as well. Those analyzing the VAERS data officially need to be placed under a microscope because what’s occurring, or not occuring, from the outside looks quite inadequate.