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Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 31st of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 30th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

  • The U.S. FDA has limited access to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine because of the risk of blood clots, making it available now only to over-18s who cannot take one of the mRNA vaccines for medical reasons or are not willing to take one.
  • A family GP practice in the USA has said it is not able to sign off vaccinated student athletes for sport without lab work to check their heart.
  • Data released by the U.K. Government show the all-cause mortality rate is substantially higher in those who have received one or two doses of the Covid vaccine than in the unvaccinated.
  • The U.K. Government has launched an urgent investigation into an increase in severe hepatitis amongst children. Hepatitis is a known vaccine side-effect, though any potential link of this outbreak with the vaccines would be indirect as almost all the children affected are unvaccinated (most are too young).
  • A study has shown that Covid vaccination can elicit a distinctive form of hepatitis (liver inflammation) which is “CD8 T-cell dominant”.
  • Case report on severe and fatal rhabdomyolysis (muscle tissue damage) after Covid vaccination.
  • A piece in Spectator Australia asks questions about adverse events in the country linked to the Covid vaccines.
  • Pfizer has submitted an application to the FDA for U.S. Emergency Use Authorisation for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose in children aged five to 11.
  • A study has found significant menstrual issues related to Covid jabs including a massive increase in the previously rare event of “decidual cast shedding”.
  • Geert Vanden Bossche says he has informed the WHO of the dangers associated with continuing the Covid vaccine campaign.
  • Adverse events reported in the U.K. press: Mollie Brown, 21; Oli Akram Hoque, 26; Peter Jackson, 96; Dawn Wooldridge, 36.
  • Eudravigilance – the European version of the Yellow Card Reporting system – as of April 30th has reported 4,241,317 reactions from 1,755,775 reports of which 1,933,161 were deemed as serious. 44,161 fatal reactions were reported with an approximate actual number of deaths being 14,379. This is due to a 3.07 reporting rate in fatalities across multiple reactions.
  • VAERS – the American version of the Yellow Card reporting system – as of April 29th reports a total of 1,247,131 reports of adverse events following Covid vaccines, including 27,532 deaths and 226,340 serious injuries. For children up to the age of 17 there have been 48,033 reports, of which 4,296 were deemed serious and 106 fatalities. 
  • DAEN Australia – the equivalent of the Yellow Card reporting system – has logged (up to April 20th) 124,087 reports of adverse events, including 828 deaths.
  • Children (Under 18) Adverse Events U.K. – up to April 20th, the MHRA reports a total of 3,873 adverse event reports, comprising 3,558 Pfizer, 263 AstraZeneca, 26 Moderna and 26 unspecified from 3,613,500 children vaccinated with 5,926,600 doses. This includes 76 reported cases with Pfizer of myocarditis/pericarditis, suggesting a current reported risk of 14 cases per million first doses and 11 per million second doses for this age group.
  • Booster Doses – 48,612 adverse events have been reported across all vaccines up to March 30th from 39,108,473 people vaccinated.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report, as of April 20th the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,485,059 events based on 453,680 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 2,096.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 30th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 29th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

  • The first batch of documents from the Pfizer vaccine trial released by the U.S. FDA on March 1st includes a nine-page list of 1,291 different types of adverse event reported post-authorisation.
  • An additional Pfizer trial document released separately shows immunosuppression in the first seven days following vaccination and evidence supporting natural immunity.
  • A study suggests the Pfizer vaccine can damage brain cells and the immune system.
  • U.S. army doctor Pete Chambers gave an informed consent briefing to 3,000 soldiers, setting out in full the risks and benefits of the vaccine, following which 99.8% declined to get vaccinated. Dr. Chambers was subsequently dismissed.
  • Data from Rambam hospital in Haifa, Israel reveal a stillbirth, miscarriage and abortion (SBMA) rate of 6% among women who never received a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 8% among women who were.
  • Case report in journal Brain Hemorrhages of intracerebral bleeding following vaccination.
  • A study shows that more than two-thirds of adolescents with COVID-19 vaccine-related myopericarditis had persistent heart abnormalities months after their initial diagnosis.
  • The Miami Open tennis tournament saw 15 withdrawals or retirements. While all players were required to be vaccinated to enter the U.S., it’s not clear how many of the withdrawals were vaccine related.
  • Eudravigilance – the European version of the Yellow Card Reporting system – as of April 3rd has reported 4,039,333 reactions from 1,670,823 reports of which 1,862,987 were deemed as serious. 42,782 fatal reactions were reported with an approximate actual number of deaths being 14,438. This is due to a 2.96 reporting rate in fatalities across multiple reactions. Of these reports, 30,764 injuries have been recorded in the 0-17 years age group. 
  • VAERS – the American version of the Yellow Card reporting system – as of March 25th reports a total of 1,205,755 reports of adverse events following Covid vaccines, including 26,396 deaths and 214,521 serious injuries.
  • DAEN Australia – the equivalent of the Yellow Card reporting system – has logged (up to March 22nd) 118,035 reports of adverse events, including 809 deaths.
  • Children (Under 18) Adverse Events U.K. – up to March 23rd, the MHRA reports a total of 3,674 adverse event reports, comprising 3,366 Pfizer, 262 AstraZeneca, 24 Moderna and 22 unspecified from 3,314,700 children vaccinated. This includes 70 reported cases with Pfizer of myocarditis/pericarditis, suggesting a current reported risk of 14 cases per million first doses and 12 per million second doses for this age group.
  • Booster Doses – 47,418 adverse events have been reported across all vaccines up to March 23rd from 38,701,747 people vaccinated, suggesting a reporting rate of one adverse event per 816 doses.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report, as of March 23rd the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,475,298 events based on 450,567 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 2,075.

Where Are the Vaccine Death Signals in Excess Mortality Data?

I wrote recently that, with over 2,000 deaths reported to the Yellow Card reporting system as adverse events following Covid vaccination, the true figure of U.K. deaths from short-term vaccine injury may be around 20,000. This is allowing for an under-reporting factor of 10, which, I argued, doesn’t seem unreasonable given analysis of an Israeli survey of booster recipients, which found under-reporting factors of hundreds or thousands for many adverse effects when compared to U.S. VAERS reports. The under-reporting factor for hospitalisation was 120, meaning 120 times more people reported being hospitalised as a result of their booster in the survey than in VAERS.

While it might seem that 20,000 deaths as a result of short-term vaccine injury should show up in overall mortality data, I argued that it is in fact more than possible that this number of deaths may be obscured by, for example, Covid waves and the subsequent troughs of mortality displacement, where people who would otherwise have died during those weeks died early due to Covid.

Take the example of the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands has a population of around 60,000 people, which is about 1,000 times smaller than the U.K. population of around 67,000,000 (using round numbers to keep the maths simple). Given 20,000 U.K. vaccine deaths, and assuming the U.K. and Faroe Islands populations are broadly comparable, we would expect around 20 vaccine deaths in the Faroe Islands, i.e., 1,000 times fewer than the U.K. If those 20 deaths are spread evenly over the 15 months of the vaccine rollout then you’d expect an average of 1.3 deaths per month or 0.3 per week. The U.K. experiences around 10,000 deaths in a normal week on average, so we can suppose the Faroe Islands experiences around 10 deaths in a normal week. It’s easy then to see that 0.3 additional deaths per week are unlikely to generate a noticeable signal among the usual 10. If the average number of deaths goes up from 10 to 10.3 per week, it’s hardly going to stand out in the statistics.

How Many People Have Died From the Covid Vaccines?

The COVID-19 vaccines have been in use among the public for over a year now, having first been approved and rolled out in December 2020 in the U.K. and Israel. The trials reported them to be safe, but the time period was short and the study population relatively small, and there are concerns that a trial run by the company trying to bring the vaccine to market may not always be run to the highest standards of honesty and transparency. Subsequent revelations about the trials have suggested some adverse events may have been overlooked or worse.

What do we know now about the safety of the vaccines?

First, let’s distinguish two types of vaccine injury, short term and longer term. Short term injuries occur within 28 days of receiving the vaccine. They are what are typically reported to adverse event reporting systems like VAERS and Yellow Card, and data from VAERS show reports of them cluster in the first few days after the jab (see below). We would expect any signals of them in mortality data to correlate with the vaccine rollout. Longer term injuries, on the other hand, we would not expect to have any correlation with vaccine rollout, meaning it may be harder to spot the signals or associate them with the vaccines.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 29th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 28th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

  • The U.K. Children’s Covid Vaccines Advisory Group (CCVAG) has warned there is no benefit and all risk in vaccinating children.
  • Pfizer’s informed consent documents show potential concerns regarding Covid vaccine side-effects, including myocarditis, original antigenic sin and birth defects.
  • Dr. Jessica Rose notes that no genotoxicity or carcinogenicity studies were done on the Covid mRNA vaccines because the World Health Organisation did not consider them necessary.
  • Over two million vaccine injuries have now been reported via VAERS in America.
  • Yorkshire Examiner reports on the death of 18 year-old Kasey Turner from a blood clot caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine. Kasey was training to be a paramedic and had received her Covid jab early, which meant that she was given the AstraZeneca jab.
  • The Mail reports on the death of 45 year-old Nicola Weideling of a stroke caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • BBC News reports on the death of 34 year-old Kim Lockwood of a “catastrophic” bleed on the brain caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • VAERS – the American version of the Yellow Card reporting system – as of March 11th reports a total of 1,183,495 reports of adverse events following Covid vaccines, including 25,461 deaths and 208,209 serious injuries.
  • DAEN Australia – the equivalent of the Yellow Card reporting system – has logged (up to March 11th) 115,851 reports of adverse events, including 796 deaths.
  • Children (Under 18) Adverse Events U.K. – up to March 9th, the MHRA reports a total of 3,569 adverse event reports, comprising 3,275 Pfizer, 248 AstraZeneca, 24 Moderna and 22 unspecified from 3,314,700 children vaccinated. This includes 68 reported cases with Pfizer of myocarditis/pericarditis, suggesting a current risk of 15 cases per million first doses and 11 per million second doses for this age group.
  • Booster Doses – 46,943 adverse events have been reported across all vaccines up to March 9th from 38,437,814 people vaccinated, suggesting a reporting rate of one adverse event per 819 doses.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report, as of March 9th the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,471,106 events based on 449,324 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 2,061.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 28th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 27th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

  • Conservative MP Christopher Chope has told Boris Johnson’s Government that it should pay more attention to the relatives of people who have died after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Newly released official documents from the Pfizer Covid vaccine trial show the vaccine has 1,291 different potential side effects.
  • A whistleblower has alleged fraud and misconduct in relation to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.
  • A new paper presents the effects of COVID-19 mRNA (Pfizer) vaccine on in vitro glial cells of the brain and shows that “mRNA vaccine (Pfizer) changes mitochondria by downregulation of cytochrome c resulting in lower effectiveness of respiration (oxidative phosphorylation) and lower ATP production” which “can lead to lower immune system response”. The observed changes in cells are “similar to those we observe for brain cancer vs grade of aggressiveness”.
  • The World Health Organisation has signed a contract with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems to build a software solution for global electronic verification of coronavirus vaccination certificates.
  • Reported infections and deaths are very high in Hong Kong despite a Zero Covid policy and high vaccination levels.
  • VAERS – the American version of the Yellow Card reporting system – as of February 25th reports a total of 1,151,450 reports of adverse events following Covid vaccines, including 24,827 deaths and 200,331 serious injuries.
  • DAEN Australia – the equivalent of the Yellow Card reporting system – has logged (up to February 24th) 112,396 reports of adverse events, including 775 deaths. Australia has also introduced a new vaccine, Nuxavoid, to the approved list.
  • Children (Under 18) Adverse Events U.K. – up to February 23rd, the MHRA reports a total of 3,487 adverse event reports, comprising 3,186 Pfizer, 256 AstraZeneca, 24 Moderna and 21 unspecified from 3,214,500 children vaccinated. This includes 65 reported cases with Pfizer and one with Moderna of myocarditis/pericarditis, suggesting a current risk of 14 cases per million first doses and 11 per million second doses for this age group.
  • Booster Doses – 46,454 adverse events have been reported across all vaccines up to February 23rd from 38,112,342 people vaccinated, suggesting a reporting rate of one adverse event per 820 doses.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report published on February 23rd, the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,466,191 events based on 447,795 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 2,040.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 27th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 26th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 26th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 25th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report published on February 3rd, the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,453,605 events based on 443,799 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 2,010.

  • Pfizer (25.8 million first doses, 22.9 million second doses, 28.7 million third doses) now has one Yellow Card in 158 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 36,467 people vaccinated (717).
  • AstraZeneca (24.9 million first doses, 24.2 million second doses, 53,000 third doses) has one Yellow Card in 102 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 20,750 people vaccinated (1,218).
  • Moderna (1.6 million first doses, 1.4 million second doses, 8.7 million third doses) has one Yellow Card in 45 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 48,485 people vaccinated (37).

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 25th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 24th one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

Vaccine Safety Update

This is the 24th of the round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the 23rd one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic‘s other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments. At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they’re in use under temporary and not full market authorisation. This was done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government’s page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr. Tess Lawrie in June wrote an open letter to Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: “The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans,” a claim that has been ‘fact checked’ here.) Boris Johnson said in October that being double vaccinated “doesn’t protect you against catching the disease, and it doesn’t protect you against passing it on”. We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.

Summary of Adverse Events in the U.K.

According to an updated report published on January 20th, the MHRA Yellow Card reporting system has recorded a total of 1,429,071 events based on 436,173 reports. The total number of fatalities reported is 1,954.

  • Pfizer (25.5 million first doses, 22.2 million second doses) now has one Yellow Card in 160 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 36,638 people vaccinated (696).
  • AstraZeneca (24.9 million first doses, 24.2 million second doses) has one Yellow Card in 103 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 20,924 people vaccinated (1,190).
  • Moderna (1.6 million first doses, 1.4 million second doses) has one Yellow Card in 48 people vaccinated. Deaths: 1 in 53,333 people vaccinated (30).