The CDC’s latest count of deaths attributed to COVID-19 vaccines exceed 20,000, yet a study by researchers at Columbia University estimates the actual number is 20 times higher.
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The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS, reports 19,886 deaths, 102,857 hospitalizations and a total of 946,461 adverse events due to COVID-19 vaccines through Dec. 3.
If the Columbia study’s under reporting factor is correct, it would mean that there are nearly 400,000 deaths due to COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID vaccination and age-stratified all-cause mortality risk
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In the study’s abstract, the researchers note that “accurate estimates of COVID vaccine-induced severe adverse event and death rates are critical for risk-benefit ratio analyses of vaccination and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in different age groups.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services points out that a VAERS report is not documentation that a link has been established between a vaccine and an adverse event. However, HHS also notes that VAERS is a “passive” system of reporting, and it “receives reports for only a small fraction of actual adverse events.” Many health care workers have disclosed they are instructed by their superiors not to report to VAERS any harm caused by COVID vaccines.
VAERS is described as a “voluntary” reporting system, but HHS says that health-care providers “who administer COVID-19 vaccines are required by law after vaccination to report to VAERS” any errors in administering the shots along with, among other things, deaths and life-threatening adverse events.
The Columbia researchers method of estimating under reporting was to use the regional variation in vaccination rates to predict all-cause mortality and non-COVID deaths in subsequent time periods, based on two independent, publicly available data sets from the U.S. and Europe.
They found that more than six weeks after injection, vaccination had a negative correlation with mortality. But within five weeks of injection, vaccination predicted all-cause mortality in nearly every age group, with an “age-related temporal pattern consistent with the U.S. vaccine roll out.”
Comparing the study’s estimated vaccine fatality rate with the CDC-reported rate, the researchers concluded VAERS deaths are under reported by a factor of 20, which is “consistent with known VAERS under-ascertainment bias.”