In the US and Europe, more than 25,000 post-vaccination deaths have already been reported.
Data from vaccine adverse event reporting systems in the US (VAERS), the EU (EUDRA) and the UK (MHRA) indicates that covid vaccinations have already been associated with more than 25,000 deaths and tens of thousands serious adverse events, including allergic shocks, neurological, cardiac and cardiovascular disorders, and miscarriages. These figures may be a substantial underestimate, as vaccine reporting systems typically cover only a fraction of adverse events.
Some post-vaccination deaths may be unrelated to the vaccination. However, in the US, about 50% of post-vaccination deaths occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated. Furthermore, a systematic analysis found that even in senior citizens, 86% of post-vaccination deaths reported to VAERS were definitively or likely caused by the covid vaccine.
Compared to the hundreds of millions of covid vaccinations already performed, these numbers are small. Compared to the amount of covid deaths, too, these numbers are small. But compared to the standards for safe medical products, these numbers are certainly significant. Moreover, little is still known about the long-term safety profile of covid vaccines: back in 2009/2010, it took one year for the public to learn about neurological damages caused by swine flu vaccine adjuvants.
The main issue, however, is that severe and fatal covid vaccine adverse events may affect young and healthy people at very low risk of severe covid, as well as people who already had covid. In fact, some of the most serious covid vaccine adverse events, such as myocarditis (heart inflammation) and cerebral venous thrombosis (blood clots in the brain), primarily affect younger people.
For this reason, several health authorities have advised against the vaccination of children and adolescents; other health authorities suspended the use of some of the vaccines, arguing that “the risks outweigh the benefits”, especially in young people at low risk of severe covid.
It has been argued that vaccination may prevent “long covid” or multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and young adults; however, recent reports indicate that, to the contrary, covid vaccines may themselves cause MIS and “long covid”-like conditions.
As New York attorney Aaron Siri pointed out in an article on StatNews, neither governments nor employers are currently permitted to require covid vaccinations, as covid vaccines are experimental vaccines that have not yet been licensed: they only received an “emergency use authorization” in the US and a “conditional marketing authorisation” in the EU. Indeed, the US FDA specifically notes that covid vaccines are “investigational vaccines not licensed for any indication.”
Alternatives to current covid vaccines include: 1) natural infection, combined with early treatment to avoid disease progression; 2) medically supervised, low-dose oral live virus challenge (using least virulent strain); 3) fast-tracking possibly safer nasal/oral covid vaccines (currently being developed).
Updates: The latest on covid vaccine adverse events (June 2021)
To study verified case reports of vaccine-related deaths and injuries, see:
Israel: Post-vaccination increase in mortality
Israel experienced a post-vaccination increase in 65+ all-cause mortality. Read more.
The same effect has been observed in young adults:
USA: Post-vaccination increase in all-cause mortality
In the US, all-cause mortality has been increasing in many younger age groups since about March/April 2021, despite a significant decrease in covid deaths since January.