If you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years (I’m jealous! Why didn’t you invite me?) and don’t know what VAERS is, let me enlighten you. VAERS is an acronym for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a voluntary database maintained by the CDC that allows healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers (HAHAHAHA AS IF), and the public to submit reports when any type of reaction—from soreness at the injection site or a mild rash to paralysis or death—occurs after vaccination.
Although most of us had probably never heard of it before the current pandemic, VAERS was created in 1990 by the CDC and FDA jointly to serve as a national early warning system to highlight possible safety concerns in all vaccines. It’s a solid, not-at-all-controversial idea, right? To collect adverse reaction reports in one handy place, so that anyone with one eye and half a brain can easily see a dangerous pattern if one happens to emerge? Seems pretty brilliant—and also rather basic—to me.
As of today, the VAERS database has racked up nearly a million reports of adverse events and 20,244 deaths associated with the COVID vaccines alone. (This is more than twice the number of adverse reactions recorded for ALL OTHER VACCINES IN EXISTENCE over thirty-one years of tracking.) While a definitive cause-effect relationship cannot be established, as an “early warning system,” alarm bells aren’t ringing; they are BLARING.
And yet, when you try to share these stats with the gladly-jabbed, they attack the very system that was designed to protect them. “Correlation does not equal causation!” they bellow. “Anyone can file a VAERS report.” It’s classic Stockholm Syndrome and it’s actually sort of terrifying.
Let’s dissect these arguments, shall we?
First, we’ve got the sciency-sounding and admittedly accurate, “Correlation does not equal causation.” This is true. That’s why they are two distinct words! But patterns of correlation can certainly suggest an undeniable link. Like, if you whip yourself up some shrimp scampi and you get violently ill shortly after inhaling it, you might suspect the shrimp was to blame, but you’d have a hard time proving it. After all, it could just be a coincidence. They happen! But if you make the shrimp for your family and everyone in the house is shitting their pants an hour later, the chances of the connection being a coincidence drop precipitously. Of the more than twenty thousand deaths (LET THAT SINK IN) that have been reported following COVID vaccination, nearly a third happened within three days of injection. If you got hit in the head with a baseball bat and developed a splitting headache an hour later, you’d probably suspect the two were related. But injecting an experimental gene therapy into your body and then keeling over the next day? “Oh, that’s just odd, unfortunate timing.”How is this a reasonable conclusion? (For my own hypothesis, see my earlier post about cognitive dissonance.)
Next is the far weaker (but also still factually correct) argument, “Anyone can report.” They sure can! And anyone can rob a bank, master twenty-two languages or die in a freak firework accident–but most don’t. For starters, the VAERS website is virtually wallpapered with the warning, “knowingly filing a false VAERS report is a violation of Federal law punishable by fine and imprisonment.” So, there’s that. Secondly, many patients and even doctors don’t know that VAERS even exists, no less how to file a report; to that end, studies have found that less than one percent of adverse reactions are ever reported. (I definitely won’t point out here that could make the injury/death numbers 96 million and two million respectively, because that would make me sound like a crazy person.) Thirdly, who are the millions of people risking jail time to falsify a vaccine injury? What’s their incentive, their motivation? Wouldn’t they be better off burning down their houses and filing fraudulent insurance claims? I mean, at least there’s a payoff! Finally, the CDC vets and verifies all VAERS reports; back in July, after doing so, they modified the number of COVID-19 vaccination deaths from 12,313 to 6,079. (So much better! Clearly not dangerous at all!)
Again, the whole point of VAERS, the single reason for its existence, is and always has been to highlight alarming patterns. Consider the following tidbits, taken directly from the CDC website:
In a 1955 disaster known as the Cutter Incident, a polio vaccine was recalled after 113 children became paralyzed and 5 (yes, FIVE) died. It is widely considered “one of the worst pharmaceutical disasters in US history.” (Makes you wonder what they’ll call this one someday.)
In 1976, an increase in Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a serious neurological disorder) following swine flu vaccination resulted in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducting a thorough scientific review. That analysis found an undeniable link and the immunization program was halted.
In 1998, the first vaccine to prevent rotavirus was suspended after infants developed a “rare type of bowel obstruction.” The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) withdrew its recommendation to vaccinate infants with RotaShield and the manufacturer withdrew the product from the market.
All the adverse events currently represented in VAERS have been reported shortly post-jab. We won’t know about cancers, fertility issues, heart diseases, immune and nervous system disorders and more for years or even decades. If anyone needs me in the meantime, I’ll just be over here in the control group, holding my breath.