The Lazarus Report: 'fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported'

12bytes says: There are 438,441 adverse event reports for the COVID-19 "vaccines" in the CDC/FDA VAERS database as of 14-Jul-2021 (they update every Friday). Of these, 9,048 are death events, 7,822 are life threatening events and 7,463 are permanent disability events. We know that only a fraction of vaccine related adverse events are actually reported and this is for several reasons:

  • Medical students receive an average of only 4 hours of training on vaccines and they are basically told that vaccines are safe and effective and that they need to follow the schedule. Because of this, a wide variety of vaccine related events are not attributed to vaccines and thus are not reported.
  • At least some doctors aren't even aware that the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) exists.
  • Doctors have been pressured to not report COVID-19 vaccine events.
  • Doctors have been criticized by the CDC for reporting too many events in a given time period, such as 3 or 4 events in a single month.

Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS)


Preliminary data were collected from June 2006 through October 2009 on 715,000 patients, and 1.4 million doses (of 45 different vaccines) were given to 376,452 individuals. Of these doses, 35,570 possible reactions (2.6 percent of vaccinations) were identified. This is an average of 890 possible events, an average of 1.3 events per clinician, per month. These data were presented at the 2009 AMIA conference.

In addition, ESP:VAERS investigators participated on a panel to explore the perspective of clinicians, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, the pharmaceutical industry, and the FDA towards systems that use proactive, automated adverse event reporting.

Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative. Proactive, spontaneous, automated adverse event reporting imbedded within EHRs and other information systems has the potential to speed the identification of problems with new drugs and more careful quantification of the risks of older drugs.

Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contacts were no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation.

2 thoughts on “The Lazarus Report: 'fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported'”

  1. can you describe how you applied your query/search filters to the VAERS data? I’m not getting similar numbers. Please be specific, as the query form is very long.

    1. the numbers change every Fr. when they update – as of today (1-AUG-2021) death: 11,940, life threatening: 11,198, permanent disability: 12,808

      keep in mind that the numbers could be as low as less than 1% of the actual numbers (Harvard commissioned study says so, plus other reasons)

      the form is long, yes, but there’s very few settings that need to be changed

      2. at the bottom, click ‘i agree’, then ‘request form’ at the top
      3. ‘3. Select vaccine characteristics:’ select COVID-19
      4. ‘4. Select location, age, gender:’ select all
      5. ‘5. Select other event characteristics:’ select what kind of events you want to look at
      6. click any one of the ‘send’ buttons

      if you want to read the descriptions of the events

      1. ‘1. Organize table layout:’ select VAERS ID
      2. ‘1. Organize table layout:’ select ‘adverse event description’
      3. continue with the previous steps

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