Upon reviewing the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Diverge Media discovered that over 40% of vaccine related deaths reported to the system since the year 2000 have occurred in 2021 – 40.79% to be exact. We found the data by selecting the year died under section 1 and under event characteristics we selected death.
Correlating with the drastic rise in vaccine reported deaths in 2021 in the VAERS system was the drastic rise of life-threatening events – jumping from 316 life-threatening events in 2020 to 1253 events in 2021. The obvious question to be asked is what changed from last year to this year – Covid vaccine rollout maybe?
How VAERS works
According to the disclaimer given before using the VAERS system, “VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to VAERS.” They acknowledge that the reports alone “cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports also may contain factual errors. Most of the reports are voluntary which the CDC says “means they are subject to bias.” So data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.
The heightened sensitivity around the COVID-19 vaccine may have led to an increase in reports from the general public – but it is a drastic increase to explain. One thing for certain is that 2021 has been the year that many have been vaccinated with Covid mRNA vaccines that were given under emergency or interim approvals and we have seen a drastic increase in reports of deaths compared to previous years – those are the facts.
This is perhaps explained by American’s heightened sensitivity to the development of a novel vaccine technology (mRNA) and that possibly the threats of mandating the vaccine has caused more people to be diligent in reporting perceived instances of adverse vaccine reactions – whether accurate or not. I’m trying to give you the full spectrum of opinions on this – not just my own.
I believe it unlikely that the spike in reports is just from “anti-vaxxers” or those hesitant to take the novel vaccine. But I’ll leave that up to the viewer to determine for themselves – you know just like the news used to do?
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