By Peter Bianco
An article from Business Insider touts the headline, “Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions — and more than 4 million doses have been given out.”
At this same time looking at data from VAERS, the CDC’s vaccine adverse event reporting system, shows a much more concerning picture. The website thearkivist.net has put VAERS data into an easy to view interactive format.
The numbers above reflect total adverse events for both the Moderna and Pfizer shots combined.
Not only was the headline from the corporate media misleading, the article is flat out wrong.
It states “There have been no reports of death so far.” This seems to be in reference to the Moderna shot.
There were 64 reported deaths from those who received the Moderna shot and 118 reported deaths from those who received the Pfizer shot.
Additionally under-reporting of serious adverse events is a commonly recognized occurrence because the reporting system is voluntary, physicians are not accustomed to reporting or linking adverse events to new medications or vaccines, and the process of reporting is cumbersome.
If you know someone who has had adverse event here is a link for the reporting of it.