Here a paper showing that mortality rates are lower post vaccination than pre vaccination, and that the causes of death are the same, ruling out any definite effect form vaccines themselves, is spun to pretend that doctors have finally admitted vaccines can kill.
Even by WDDTY’s standards, this is unusually dishonest.
Apparently doctors at CDC have finally admitted that vaccines kill:
People have died after a ‘safe’ routine vaccination, American regulators have admitted for the first time. Over a three-year period, more than 15,000 people died within 60 days of being vaccinated in the US.
Presenting this as a fact finally wrung out of reluctant regulators in denial is really quite funny.
The risk is small—it’s only around 0.13 per cent—but it does exist, say researchers from America’s Centers for Disease Control and PreventionW (CDC)
It is small. 8,474 people have died after vaccination since the VAERS database was established, billions of vaccinations have been administered. But this is not new information.
Surprisingly, the research was intended to allay people’s fears about vaccines. But, say the CDC researchers, not all deaths following vaccination were caused by the vaccine itself, and there is still no absolute proof that vaccines can cause death.
Wow. So the CDC set out to allay fears, found disturbing data indicating death, and grew a pair and published it?
Not as such, no. As above, the fact that people sometimes die after vaccination is well-known. Some people have even died because of vaccination (e.g. the Cutter IncidentW). But, as VAERS makes absolutely clear at every stage, there is no causal link implied or expressed. These are events that follow, in time, a vaccination. That does not mean the vaccination caused the event. In some cases it’s plausible (mild fever), in others not so much (drowning).
I begin to suspect that WDDTY may have misrepresented the source. Again. So let’s check the reference: Mortality rates and cause-of-death patterns in a vaccinated population. McCarthy NL, Weintraub E, Vellozzi C, Duffy J, Gee J, Donahue JG, Jackson ML, Lee GM, Glanz J, Baxter R, Lugg MM, Naleway A, Omer SB, Nakasato C, Vazquez-Benitez G, DeStefano F, Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul;45(1):91-7 – this is a CDC publication so full text should be available free, please let us know if you find a link to the full text.
BACKGROUND: Determining the baseline mortality rate in a vaccinated population is necessary to be able to identify any unusual increases in deaths following vaccine administration. Background rates are particularly useful during mass immunization campaigns and in the evaluation of new vaccines.
PURPOSE: Provide background mortality rates and describe causes of death following vaccination in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD).
METHODS: Analyses were conducted in 2012. Mortality rates were calculated at 0-1 day, 0-7 days, 0-30 days, and 0-60 days following vaccination for deaths occurring between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008. Analyses were stratified by age and gender. Causes of death were examined, and findings were compared to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data.
RESULTS: Among 13,033,274 vaccinated people, 15,455 deaths occurred between 0 and 60 days following vaccination. The mortality rate within 60 days of a vaccination visit was 442.5 deaths per 100,000 person-years. Rates were highest in the group aged ≥85 years, and increased from the 0-1-day to the 0-60-day interval following vaccination. Eleven of the 15 leading causes of death in the VSD and NCHS overlap in both systems, and the top four causes of death were the same in both systems.
CONCLUSIONS: VSD mortality rates demonstrate a healthy vaccinee effect, with rates lowest in the days immediately following vaccination, most apparent in the older age groups. The VSD mortality rate is lower than that in the general U.S. population, and the causes of death are similar.
This study is designed to assess baseline mortality, for comparison with mortality in the vaccinated population in the period post-vaccine. The conclusion is – and I think I might make this a fraction more prominent:
Yes, you read that right. The conclusion is that the mortality rate is lower in the VSD population, and this is presented as evidence of CDC reluctantly admitting that vaccines kill.
Their study looked at all deaths that happened within 60 days of a vaccination and covered the period from
January 2005 to December 2008, during which time more than 13 million people were vaccinated.
Most of the 15,455 deaths were among older people, presumably after a flu shot, and the causes of death among the vaccinated matched the four leading causes of death recorded among the general population.
Aside from the elderly, other vulnerable groups include pregnant women and those with chronic health problems, so doctors perhaps need to think carefully before vaccinating these people, say the researchers
This is blatant editorialising. Actually, no, seeing the comments from fragmeister below, it’s simple fabrication. The paper says no such thing!
What the study shows is that people were less likely to die following vaccination, indicating (as it says) a healthy vaccinee effect, and that the causes of death were the same, so the vaccines were unlikely to be responsible.
In fact, we can be even more confident here. According to CDC, analysis of all deaths reported to VAERS between 1990 and 1992, which investigated each death and determined the root cause, found only one (of over 800) that was even plausibly caused by the vaccine.
There’s another thing the VAERS database shows: for each new vaccine it’s notable that the rates of reported adverse events decline over time, irrespective of uptake.
As the chart at right shows, adverse event reports for Gardasil have declined steeply over time. This is normal and expected. The medical community becomes more comfortable with an intervention over time; the first time someone feels nauseous the day after a vaccine you may well report it, but when you’ve seen a thousand patients tolerate the vaccine well you’ll not bother because you know the person has salmonella and you’re confident that the vaccine didn’t cause it.
So adverse events are initially over-reported and latterly probably under-reported, with the degree of under-reporting increasing with the triviality of the symptom. Few to no deaths will be missed, many mild transient cases of light-headedness may be.
Because it would be grossly misleading.
Because it would be grossly misleading.