By Amanda Vickers
There are no studies using robust data systems that definitively demonstrate the Covid vaccines do not cause death as a rare adverse event.
1. The raw numbers are high.
Figure 1. Red lines: All VAERS death reports. Left, averaged up to 2020. Right, all Covid vaccine death reports till mid June, 2021. Pink line: Extrapolated data till end 2021 year for death reports following Covid vaccination, based on first half year data. Blue line: number of doses given.
At present, 5,888 deaths in America have been reported following vaccination through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, VAERS, for Covid vaccinations.
VAERS is a passive reporting system limited by reporting bias. Therefore, no claims of causation of death after vaccination can be made (URL).
It is a bit difficult to be biased about reporting death when one is in a coffin. Also, filing a fake report report is illegal and punishable by fine and imprisonment (URL).
However, over-reporting may cause bias. The FDA made it a requirement that all post-vaccine deaths are reported even if there is no indication the vaccine could be involved in the death.