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September 7, 2017 3:01 pm  #1

One in a million? How would they possibly know that?

VAERS appears to be a somewhat broken system, although helpful is actually used. But it needs to be fixed, and who will fix it?  Certainly not the people who don't/won't take the time to use it to report obvious vaccine reactions or deaths, that's for sure.  No, we have to start getting more parents to report this stuff because they tend to be a LOT more dependable than the current medical industrial complex and/or its employees. 

The problem is that VAERS was never designed to scientifically estimate the incidence of vaccine adverse effects or to determine cause and effect in terms of each individual reports. It was designed to be a post-marketing tool to identify serious vaccine reactions that are not identified in pre-licensure clinical trials. In addition, it is a monitoring system that provides at least some transparency. It gives descriptions of vaccine reaction symptoms and related health problems, injuries and deaths that not only doctors administering vaccines, but also the people who receive vaccines can directly can report to and access.And if all vaccine providers would report, it would give a much clearer picture of what is happening after millions of vaccinations are given in the U.S. every year, which could serve to stimulate well designed research into reported vaccine adverse effects. The CDC uses the large electronic medical records Vaccine Safety Database (VSD) from eight HMOs (health maintenance organizations) to do that. The VSD “conducts vaccine safety studies based on questions or concerns raised from the medical literature and reports” to VAERS.6 But all vaccine providers do not report to VAERS. In fact, most don’t. That is one of the big flaws in the system for gauging injuries and deaths associated with or caused by vaccines. Estimates of the percentage of reactions to vaccines that are actually reported to VAERS range between one and 10 percent.7 8 Many doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who administer vaccines are busy and reporting to VAERS has not been made a high priority in standard of care. Or they do not associate the events with the vaccinations because they have been taught to simply believe vaccines are safe and, therefore, health problems that occur after vaccination couldn’t possibly be the cause and are usually only a “coincidence.” Imagine the impact of this kind of circular logic on reporting rates.9 10 11 12 According to computer scientist Steven Rubin, PhD:
Because the reports are submitted voluntarily, many patients and doctors do not report vaccine reactions. Different estimates exist for the amount of underreporting and range from a factor of 10 to as much as a factor of 100 (meaning that the true number of vaccine reactions is between 10 and 100 times higher than what is reported to VAERS).13 
It is important to stress that, although there is a  requirement under the 1986 law for vaccine providers to report to VAERS, there are no legal penalties or fines for not reporting.


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