Are the COVID vaccines safe?

Governments and media outlets have been claiming that the new COVID vaccines are “safe and effective” as part of their campaign to encourage vaccination. Are the vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization really “safe and effective”?

With the start of mass vaccination in January, numerous reports of serious adverse reactions following the injections were being reported from all over the world, including:

Hundreds sent to emergency room after getting COVID-19 vaccines

23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: officials

7 people died in connection with the vaccination

21  Americans have suffered life-threatening allergic reactions to Pfizer’s COVID vaccine

With all the excitement surrounding the new vaccine, these concerns were dismissed as having no definitive link to the vaccination. All-cause mortality rates began to climb in several countries when vaccinations started. As time passed, concerned doctors began voicing their objections, including here, here, and here. Of particular concern were the adverse effects on younger people, since they are at lower risk from COVID.  The Israeli Public Council of experts called for suspending vaccinations of people under 30, as did a group of physicians from Sweden, and America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) in the U.S.

By June the VAERS system, whose function is to report on adverse reactions from vaccines, tallied over 5,000 deaths associated with the COVID vaccines alone. Reported deaths in connection to the COVID vaccines totaled more than all vaccines-related deaths over the past 15 years, combined. A similar phenomenon was observed with the European reporting system, and in England


No-one knows how many of these deaths were directly, indirectly, or not at all caused by the COVID vaccination, but this is not new when it comes to determining the safety of a vaccine.

The vaccine for the Rotavirus was suspended by U.S. authorities in the late 1990s after 100 babies became ill, and one died – out of approximately one million doses. The vaccine was pulled from the market, despite the fact that officials stated “no firm link had been drawn between the vaccine and the children’s illnesses.” The 1976 swine flu vaccine was pulled from the market after 500 people contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome, and was associated with 25 deaths (out of 43 million doses).

In a survey of doctors by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), over half of the respondents did not take the COVID vaccination; of those physicians, 80 percent said “I believe the risk of the shots exceeds the risk of the disease.”

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