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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,350,950 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 15, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That’s an increase of 9,342 adverse events over the previous week.
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S.
The data included a total of 29,635 reports of deaths — an increase of 175 over the previous week — and 246,676 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 3,210 compared with the previous week.
Foreign reports are reports foreign subsidiaries send to U.S. vaccine manufacturers. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, if a manufacturer is notified of a foreign case report that describes an event that is both serious and does not appear on the product’s labeling, the manufacturer is required to submit the report to VAERS.
Of the 13,705 U.S. deaths reported as of July 15, 7% occurred within 24 hours of vaccination, 15% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination and 54% occurred in people who experienced an onset of symptoms within 48 hours of being vaccinated.
In the U.S., 599 million COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered as of July 13, including 354 million doses of Pfizer, 226 million doses of Moderna and 19 million doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
Every Friday, VAERS publishes vaccine injury reports received as of a specified date. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed.
Historically, VAERS has been shown to report only 1% of actual vaccine adverse events.
U.S. VAERS data from Dec. 14, 2020, to July 15, 2022, for 6-month-olds to 5-year-olds show:
The CDC uses a narrowed case definition of “myocarditis,” which excludes cases of cardiac arrest, ischemic strokes and deaths due to heart problems that occur before one has the chance to go to the emergency department.
U.S. VAERS data from Dec. 14, 2020, to July 15, 2022, for 5- to 11-year-olds show:
U.S. VAERS data from Dec. 14, 2020, to July 15, 2022, for 12- to 17-year-olds show:
- 62 reports of anaphylaxis among 12- to 17-year-olds where the reaction was life-threatening, required treatment or resulted in death — with 97% of cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
- 656 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis with 644 cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
- 164 reports of blood clotting disorders with all cases attributed to Pfizer.
- 20 cases of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with all cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
U.S. VAERS data from Dec. 14, 2020, to July 15, 2022, for all age groups combined, show:
- 20% of deaths were related to cardiac disorders.
- 54% of those who died were male, 41% were female and the remaining death reports did not include the gender of the deceased.
- The average age of death was 73.
- As of July 15, 5,657 pregnant women reported adverse events related to COVID-19 vaccines, including 1,766 reports of miscarriage or premature birth.
- Of the 3,625 cases of Bell’s Palsy reported, 51% were attributed to Pfizer vaccinations, 40% to Moderna and 8% to J&J.
- 901 reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome, with 42% of cases attributed to Pfizer, 30% to Moderna and 27% to J&J.
- 2,290 reports of anaphylaxis where the reaction was life-threatening, required treatment or resulted in death.
- 1,738 reports of myocardial infarction.
- 14,223 reports of blood-clotting disorders in the U.S. Of those, 6,360 reports were attributed to Pfizer, 5,108 reports to Moderna and 2,719 reports to J&J.
- 4,266 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis with 2,615 cases attributed to Pfizer, 1,448 cases to Moderna and 187 cases to J&J.
- 14 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with 8 cases attributed to Pfizer, 5 cases to Moderna and 1 case to J&J.
- 269 cases of POTS with 164 cases attributed to Pfizer, 87 cases to Moderna and 17 cases to J&J.
Biden: ‘You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations’
The White House on Thursday announced President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 despite having received two primary series vaccine doses and two booster shots.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden’s symptoms are “mild” and he has begun taking Pfizer’s Paxlovid, which is authorized for the treatment of “mild-to-moderate COVID-19” and is associated with rebound COVID-19.
Clinical trials for the drug did not include people who, like Biden, received a COVID-19 vaccine.
When asked during the press briefing where Biden contracted COVID-19, Jean-Pierre said it doesn’t matter — the most important thing is that he was fully vaccinated and double boosted.
After the announcement, a video quickly resurfaced with previous remarks Biden made during a CNN town hall a year ago to the day he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
“You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” Biden said during the event.
It was one year ago today that Biden said this quote: “You’re not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations.”
Today, Biden tested positive for covid. pic.twitter.com/Q1BcBQaEXH
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 21, 2022
1 in 5,000 affected by severe adverse reaction to COVID shots in Germany
The German Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday admitted 1 of every 5,000 COVID-19 vaccinations cause “serious side effects.”
Although likely an “underestimation” due to voluntary reporting, the admission implies almost 300,000 Americans and Europeans have experienced a severe adverse event after receiving a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
The figure came from a Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) safety report summarizing suspected cases of side effects and vaccination complications between Dec. 27, 2020, when Germany launched its vaccination campaign, and March 31, 2022.
During the same time period, PEI received 296,233 reports of suspected side effects. The reporting rate was 1.7 per 1,000 vaccine doses for all vaccines combined and 0.2 serious reaction reports per 1,000 doses.
Approximately 1% (2,810) of cases resulted in death, and 4% of cases reported permanent damage. A total of 5,862 suspected adverse reactions were reported in children and adolescents.
Cardiologist supports Djokovic’s stance against COVID vaccine
Per U.S. vaccine laws, foreigners must show proof of vaccination upon entering the country. Djokovic, 35, hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 and may miss out on the US Open because of his vaccination status.
“The COVID-19 vaccines, all of them, in the medical literature, there are over 200 papers, they all cause heart damage and that is the last thing that an athlete can possibly risk,” McCullough said.
“Heart damage can lead to heart failure or tragically, sudden death. He has clearly made the right choice and the vaccine injuries extend beyond the heart. There can be damage to the skeletal muscle, the nerves, the brain, so much of what an elite tennis player is, is at risk when they take a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Djokovic, who recently won Wimbledon, confirmed he does not plan on getting a COVID-19 vaccine before the US Open, nor will he force his entry into the U.S.
CDC signs off on Novavax despite concerning side effects
Advisors to the CDC on Tuesday unanimously recommended Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite a problematic surfactant polysorbate 80 and never-before-approved nanoparticulate adjuvant contained in the vaccine called Matrix-M.
The media portrays the Novavax injection as a “game changer” in comparison to the mRNA and adenovirus-vectored gene therapy shots, claiming it should be “reassuring to those who are hesitant.”
To further entice the unvaccinated to receive COVID-19 vaccines, headlines feature the misleading claim that Novavax’s jab is “free of side effects.”
Yet, a day after the FDA issued Emergency Use Authorization for Novavax, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) made its own announcement, stating it was updating its product information for the Novavax COVID-19 shot to disclose “new” side effects.
The EMA’s list of side effects included “severe allergic reaction [anaphylaxis] and unusual or decreased feeling in the skin” (called paresthesia and hypoesthesia, respectively).
42% of women report heavier menstrual bleeding after COVID shots
The survey sample included 39,129 currently and formerly menstruating participants between the ages of 18 and 80 years old who were fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J, Novavax or AstraZeneca vaccines and had not previously had COVID-19.
Among participants who typically do not menstruate, 71% of people on long-acting contraceptives, 39% of people on gender-affirming hormones and 66% of postmenopausal women reported breakthrough bleeding.
Among nonmenstruating, premenopausal women on hormonal treatments, 65.7% experienced breakthrough bleeding after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and 66.0% of postmenopausal respondents reported breakthrough bleeding.
Researchers said the combination of a reproductive history that includes being pregnant but not giving birth in the past is associated with the highest risk of heavier flow, although having been pregnant and giving birth was also associated with a heavier flow.