COVID-19 vaccine side effects & deaths: The lack of information on how, where to report
Updated: Jun 23, 2021
"By now, you've probably heard from friends and family who've received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Some feel nothing beyond a prick or a sore arm; others have likely warned you to take a sick day or maybe two after each shot.
The question now, how many of those experiencing side effects are reporting them?
With so many people getting the same vaccines all at once, most people are hearing post vaccine experiences varying from mild, to terrifying. For a growing number here in Utah and across the country, the COVID-19 vaccine taken to save a life put them dangerously close to losing their own."
If ever there was a time to inform the public how to report an adverse reaction to a vaccine, it is right now. While they claim these new experimental vaccines are safe, this is rubbish. How can we know medicine is safe when we are barely into a few months and 1% or less of adverse events get reported?
Answering this question of safety with hard data is critical when the plan is to vaccinate all of humanity with an untested mRNA drug.
Encouraging reporting of adverse events is how we assure a drug is both safe and effective.
Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative. Proactive, spontaneous, automated adverse event reporting embedded within EHRs and other information systems have the potential to speed the identification of problems with new drugs and more careful quantification of the risks of older drugs. Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contact was no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation.
Side effects, such as autoimmune diseases, cancers and various degenerative diseases may not be obvious or express until many years later, or even within the current generation, but the next. With novel drugs, we must proceed with great caution. History has taught us this lesson many times, but will we ever learn?
Since our health officials are derelict in their duties, I'll do it for them: if you have an adverse reaction to any kind of medication or medical procedure, here is how you can report it yourself:
Regarding COVID-19, we also have a New Zealand Citizens database, created by lawyer Sue Grey, in response to her awareness of under reporting to CARM. This confidential data base builds a community wide picture of sickness, injury or deaths post Covid 19 vaccination in New Zealand. After reporting to CARM, please also complete an online report to this Citizens data base at:
Please help to keep other New Zealanders safe by reporting your reactions, and allowing more accurate data collection for safety monitoring.
A final few words regarding growing unease about safety within the health system, quoted from an anonymous health professional:
Honestly, what comes to mind is, “Your children are next.” And that is terrifying, and it makes me well up when I think about it. So if you won’t speak up because you’ve had the vaccine, or you won’t speak up because you’re scared (I understand that), or you won’t speak up because you don’t want to lose your job (and I totally understand that), just know that this doesn’t stop until we all stand up and say, “Stop.” And we’re getting younger and younger here now, and our time’s running out.