CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Is Broken, New Reports Say

CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Is Broken, New Reports Say
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As we’ve already discussed during these past few years, the CDC VAERS is broken. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.

CDC VAERS is broken

The primary early warning system used to detect potential safety issues with vaccines, called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), is currently overwhelmed.

A recently published investigation by The BMJ has revealed that the system may be broken and not adequately managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The report found that VAERS has received an unprecedented number of reports related to COVID-19 vaccines, and there are not enough staff to review and follow up on serious reports, including deaths.

It has been revealed that the investigation uncovered that VAERS is neither transparent nor user-friendly, and is not responsive to public needs. The government operates two VAERS systems, only one of which is accessible to the public.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is jointly operated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It collects reports of symptoms, diagnoses, hospital admissions, and deaths after vaccination to detect any safety signals post-vaccination and identify any unusual or unexpected patterns in reporting adverse events.

The CDC strongly encourages healthcare providers to report any adverse events following vaccination to VAERS, even if they are not sure whether the vaccine caused the adverse event.

In contrast, vaccine manufacturers are legally obligated to report all adverse events that come to their attention.

VAERS is a highly reliable open system that allows anyone to report vaccine adverse events. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that knowingly filing a false VAERS report violates federal law and can result in severe penalties.

This helps VAERS to function effectively as an “early warning system to detect rare adverse events” and discourages individuals from making false reports.

Despite this, studies show that VAERS only reflects a small percentage of actual vaccine adverse events.

In 2019, before the pandemic, VAERS received over 48,000 reports of vaccine adverse events, with the majority being mild. Following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines,

The BMJ found an “unprecedented” 1.7 million adverse events were reported to VAERS, with most being attributed to COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 cases qualified as a “serious” adverse event. These figures demonstrate the importance of maintaining a robust reporting system like VAERS to ensure the safety and efficacy of vaccines.


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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