The mantra of “safe vaccines” is taking on more water, as the use of the Johnson & Johnson DNA technology-based COVID vaccine is being halted due to safety issues. That follows problems with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Both have been tied to dangerous blood clots.
Meanwhile, the CDC has reported that as of 5 April, over 2,794 deaths have been recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is a self-reporting database used by the medical community to track incidents, injuries, and deaths caused by vaccines.
The website Vaccineimpact.com noted that the VAERS database listed 345 vaccine-related deaths for all of 2020. The latest death numbers from COVID vaccines surpass all the vaccine-related deaths reported in VAERS dating back from 2010 through 2020.
The latest VAERS data shows:
- 2,794 COVID vaccine-related deaths
- 56,869 COVID vaccine-related injuries
- 8,975 visits to Emergency Room doctors
- 941 permanent disabilities
- 4,972 hospitalizations
Clinics in Colorado and North Carolina suspended the J&J vaccine following incidents, according to the AP:
“North Carolina health officials said on Thursday that they stopped administering Johnson & Johnson doses at a mass vaccination site in Raleigh and at clinics in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill after at least 26 people experienced adverse reactions, including fainting.”
According to the CDC’s COVID data tracker website, at least 114,436,039 people have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine in the U.S. so far, and 68,202,458 people have been fully vaccinated. 59.4 percent of people over the age of 65 have been vaccinated.
Worldwide, more than 748 million shots have been administered, according to Bloomberg. The U.S., Europe, and parts of the Middle East continue to have the highest vaccination rates. Africa is among the least-vaccinated regions in the world, though Morocco has given COVID doses to about 12 percent of its population.
China, where the virus originated, has dispensed roughly 155 million doses, but that only covers 5.5 percent of its population. In South America, Chile continues to be the highest-vaccinated country, with about 31 percent of its population vaccinated.