By: Amoka Mele
There is growing awareness and concern that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that Covid-19 shots have killed more people than all the other vaccines in the last 20 years combined. The awareness stems from an Instagram article on May 14, 2021 titled: “CDC Quietly Admits the Death Toll from COVID Vaccines Is Greater Than Every Vaccine in The Last 20 Years COMBINED”.
The Instagram report bases its statement that the CDC admits the death toll by citing figures from a CDC webpage called Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS contains information on unverified reports of adverse events – illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms – following immunization with U.S. licensed vaccines and accepts reports from anyone.
The Instagram report says that the VAERS received 4,178 reports of death… among people who received a Covid-19 vaccine from December 14, 2020 to May 3, 2021. The number of reported deaths following Covid-19 vaccinations is in fact higher than those from other shots administered in previous years. An official description of VAERS, which is run by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes clear that the displayed information is indeed the number of deaths reported following vaccinations.
The Covid 19 vaccines are approved for public use under a U.S. government Emergency Use Authorization (EAU). With any EAU comes the requirement that health care providers report all deaths that occur after an EAU associated vaccination. VAERS attempts to dissuade readers that Covid 19 vaccines and the following deaths are causally linked and that the current Administration is trying to “avoid scaring people”. VAERS does firmly establish a plausible causal relationship between the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event — blood clots with low platelets — which has caused deaths. Casual linkages between other Covid 19 vaccines and ensuing deaths are left much more ambiguous.
Use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines was temporarily paused due to the rare blood clot issue, but administration of the shots subsequently resumed following a recommendation by the CDC and the FDA. As of May 18, 2021 the CDC identified 30 confirmed reports of people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and later developed thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).