Deaths occurring after Covid-19 vaccinations have become hot topic in the U.S.

Reports of deaths and serious injuries occurring after Covid-19 vaccination are increasing significantly. However, the numbers are disputed as incorrect by scientists, and ignored by most of the media.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports of deaths and serious illnesses occurring after Covid-19 shots have been mounting during the last few months. Those who look at the numbers and historical vaccine injury rates claim that the world has never seen anything like it.

As Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reports, through June 11, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), a US Health and Human Services Department division, recorded 358,379 adverse events after vaccinations, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious illnesses.

Anti-vaccine protesters are therefore recommending that before anyone decides to be vaccinated, it may be wise to assess personal insurance and financial ability to handle a serious illness, as pandemic vaccine manufacturers are indemnified against lawsuits.

If someone is harmed by a Covid-19 shot and lives in the U.S., the only recourse is to apply for compensation from the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Act (CICP). Payouts are rare; they cover only lost wages and unpaid medical bills and cannot be appealed.

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United States — As of June 11, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) had posted 358,379 adverse events, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious injuries. In the 12- to 17-year-old age group, there were 271 serious illnesses and seven deaths. Among pregnant women, there were 2,136 adverse events, including 707 miscarriages or premature births.

Skeptics say that the reported death rate from Covid-19 shots now exceeds the reported death rate of more than 70 vaccines combined over the past 30 years and is about 500 times deadlier than the seasonal flu vaccine, which historically has been the most hazardous.

Tucker is more cautious, saying that the number of deaths following Covid vaccinations is higher than the number of deaths from all vaccinations in the U.S. over the past 15 years.

The Covid-19 shots are also claimed to be five times more dangerous than the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, which had a 25-per-million severe side effect rate. Assuming the Covid-19 shots had the same side effect rate, and assuming some 200 million got the vaccine, the estimated number of people suffering a serious side effect would be about 5,000. Representatives of the anti-vaccine camp say that we have passed that already, as 35,864 people have been seriously injured or killed.

Even though there are nearly 6,000 reported deaths in the VAERS system, this number is likely seriously compromised, vaccine skeptics say. Historically, less than 10% of vaccine side effects are reported to VAERS. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put it even as low as 1%.

Getting the Covid-19 shot immediately places the injected individual at risk of dying from Covid-19, say the skeptics. Most people who have been vaccinated are supposedly far more vulnerable and, as a result, will not take aggressive, proactive measures to avoid dying from pathogenic priming or paradoxical immune enhancement before it is too late.

European Union — In the European Union’s database of adverse drug reactions from Covid-19 shots, called EudraVigilance, there were 1,509,266 reported adverse reactions, including 15,472 deaths as of June 19. EudraVigilance only accepts reports from EU members, so it covers only 27 of the 50 European countries.

Remarkably, about half of all reported illnesses — 753,657 — are listed as “serious,” meaning the injury is life-threatening, requires hospitalization, results in a medically important condition, significant disability, or persistent incapacity.

The U.K. — The British Yellow Card system had received, as of June 9, 2021, 276,867 adverse event reports following Covid-19 vaccination, including 1,332 deaths.

However, so-called ‘fact check” reports made to the British government’s Yellow Card scheme for adverse drug reactions do not necessarily show side-effects of coronavirus vaccines, contrary to claims on social media.

Vaccine critics say the objectivity of these self-appointed fact-checkers is often not guaranteed. In fact, there is no official fact-checking institution accredited by major world institutions.

Israel — According to a report by the Israeli People Committee, a civilian body of health experts, “there has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people.” For example, Israeli data show boys and men between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been vaccinated have 25 times the rate of myocarditis (heart inflammation) than normal.

Australia — In Australia, two people have died from blood clots after taking AstraZeneca’s Covid-10 shot. Meanwhile, only one person — an elderly woman — has died from Covid-19 this year.


Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested that thousands of Americans have died since December because of the Covid-19 vaccines, citing an unverified federal database that has become a breeding ground for anti-vaccine misinformation, say representatives from the pro-vaccination camp.

The comments were the latest in a series of controversial remarks by Carlson raising doubts about the vaccines, which clinical trials and real-world studies have shown both safe and effective, continue the vaccination advocates.

“Between late December 2020 and last month, a total of 3,362 people apparently died after getting the COVID vaccine in the United States — 3,362,” Carlson told millions of viewers during his primetime TV show May 5. “That’s an average of roughly 30 people every day.”

“The actual number is almost certainly higher than that, perhaps vastly higher than that,” he added. “It’s clear that what is happening now, for whatever reason, is not even close to normal.”

Carlson said he cited numbers from the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, an open-source database often misused by anti-vaccine activists to make false claims about vaccine safety. Pro-vaccination experts rejected Carlson’s claim as misleading.

That’s because VAERS data is considered unreliable for drawing causal conclusions. And dying after a vaccine is not the same thing as dying because of the vaccine, stress the advocates.

“It is exceptionally irresponsible for this man to claim that all these are causal associations. It’s wrong,” said Dr. Paul Offit, the chair of vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. “He puts people’s lives at risk with bad information during a pandemic.”


Unlike other official government sources, which flow through consistent reporting channels and get screened by statisticians and analysts before they are made available to the public, VAERS is an open-access system. The reports submitted are not verified before they become public.

“Anybody can report to it,” Offit said. “If I get a vaccine, or I give my child a vaccine, and I believe that they have turned into the ‘Incredible Hulk,’ then I can write up a one-page report online and submit it, and that then is included. And that’s been done.”

A disclaimer on the VAERS website says the “reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness,” in part because they “may include incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental and unverified information.” People accessing the database must click an option that says that they’ve read and understood the disclaimer.

Offit said VAERS works best as “a hypothesis-generating mechanism” that can tip scientists off to issues for further studies, such as the rare cases of blood clots that prompted the agency to recommend a temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In this case, the CDC has analyzed all the death reports among Covid-19 vaccine recipients submitted to VAERS between Dec. 14, 2020, and May 3.

“A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records, has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines,” the agency concluded.

To establish causation, scientists need to prove that an adverse event is significantly more common among vaccinated people than unvaccinated people. VAERS doesn’t provide enough data to do that.

All of these arguments against the reliability of VAERS is probably why Carlson asks the following question in his show (watch the video above), “If VAERS has so many known flaws, why haven’t they fixed them long ago?”


  1. “Get the vaccine! Is safe and effective!” Actually it effectively kills the recipients but the criminals are safe from any repercussions! Who wants to live in this “new world”? Not me but I don’t know if there is anymore free choice. I would like to write more but I know that everything else what I wish to say will be censored. I don’t even know that what I already wrote will be posted. Will see…

  2. As a paying subscriber I wonder why my money is wasted on regurgitating (and thankfully, rectifying) US-based fantasyland entertainment pieces from lone provocateur Tucker Carlson. It has nothing to do with Brazil. Is there nothing substantive to report from Brazil today? Now we need to report on “opinions” uttered in the US media circus? This is 3rd hand reporting, guys.

  3. Hello Jay

    Thank you for your kind message. Every day of the week, you receive from The Rio Times between 30 and 50 articles from Brazil and all of Latin America. Only subscribers can read them.

    You won’t find a better deal. Do some research.

    But we also have a section that is free for everyone. And the article you mentioned is such a contribution—a contribution for all.

    And when I look at the views for the article you mentioned, it was an excellent choice. The post is read worldwide to such an extent that there is no doubt that this topic meets with great interest worldwide.


    Matthias Camenzind

  4. Hello Jon

    You are here on a website that actively acts against censorship. This is a digital newspaper, not social media. The newspaper is mine, and I do not tolerate censorship.

    We don’t tolerate cheap insults, lack of education, violation of personality rights, hate speech, and disrespectful language. None of these characteristics apply to you.


    Matthias Camenzind

  5. Ion, the article in question doesn’t claim vaccines are safe and effective. What it does, at least in the second half of the piece, is show that the numbers promoted by Tucker Carlson are misleading. In fact, Carlson is guilty of one of the most common logical fallacies – post hoc ergo propter hoc – after this therefore because of this. Yes, deaths of people after they have been vaccinated do occur – but this does NOT mean that the deaths were caused by the vaccines, or even that the deaths were from Covid-19. The thousands of reports are simply that – reports – and those who file them do not report any cause of death. Extensive studies by CDC have show that only an infinitesimal percentage of deaths can properly – medically, scientifically – be atttributed to a dose of vaccine. On the other hand, hundreds of millions of lives have been saved by the vaccines.

  6. Your opinion of ” vaccines ” that have saved lives . Where as there are legitimate and reputable reports of injuries and deaths after getting the Covid-19 ” vaccine ” . They occurred days and weeks after the injection . So other health issues were present in these individuals .

  7. And yet more detailed description of these deaths do exist- I have seen volumes collected of people’s stories on social media before they were censored. “Took mom to get the shot… she doesn’t feel well, taking a nap…. Didn’t wake up.”
    “Hey guys so happy I got my second dose- feeling a bit rundown but everyone says this is normal – check back tomorrow” —-> comments “omg this is so sad – he was perfectly healthy” etc. on and on ad nauseum.

    On a more personal level, my best friend’s wife who’s wedding I was in lost her Aunty as she was driving home from the vaccination site. Perfectly healthy- no conditions. Tells her husband that waves have been hitting her since the shot and he pulls over. Half her face is fallen, she’s pale and sickly- dies within hours.

    Those who wish to cast doubt on these reports are pundits and paid-for scientists. How much evidence of injury and death do you need before you consider yourself informed? If VAERS is so unreliable- then why is it considered representative of only 1% to 10% of adverse events? Why hasn’t this “untrustworthy” label been applied to other vaccines and to the representative nature of the system- should not the results be considered over-estimates? This clearly isn’t the case. This irresponsible lip service is just the same thing we see in media over and over again – journalists and paid-for opposition pointing at a duck and telling you that it’s not a duck. Sorry guys, it’s a duck- and a dangerous, rushed, irresponsible attempt at profit, population control and authoritarianism disguised as a remedy.

  8. And yet, publisher- you just censored my comment.

    I watched 5 doctors at my brother in laws work volunteer for the shot. 3 had adverse events so bad they had to be hospitalized- one of which was immediately rushed to intensive care. These aren’t just numbers and reports. Also the vaers system isnt known for overestimating- but underestimating. Just because someone points to the obvious and says it isnt true, doesn’t mean that you should listen to them. No I didn’t say this already because i was censored.

  9. Excellent reporting. Both sides of the issue should be reported.

    Tucker Carlson is a force in the media and has credibility. Tucker does make mistakes WE ALL DO. He has no ax to grind per se and unlike Offit does not make money off vaccine sales or from the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Offit makes over 20 million dollars a year from Merck and that is a conflict of interest that should be disclosed. The other “scientist” also need to have a disclosure of competing interest and their educational credentials and standing.

    “Yes, deaths of people after they have been vaccinated do occur – but this does NOT mean that the deaths were caused by the vaccines, or even that the deaths were from Covid-19. The thousands of reports are simply that – reports – and those who file them do not report any cause of death. Extensive studies by CDC have show that only an infinitesimal percentage of deaths can properly – medically, scientifically – be attributed to a dose of vaccine. On the other hand, hundreds of millions of lives have been saved by the vaccines.”

    Are themselves tantamount to pharmaceutical propaganda. I was personally involved in the care of a patient who sustained the Pfizer vaccine and suffered from a Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis and died. I consulted with the physician who began actively dissuading patients from getting the vaccine because the numbers were alarming. This is not Hyperbole.

    True science demands transparency everything else is pseudoscience by definition.

    Your web site is courageous for publishing the facts as they become available and you SHOULD NOT BE DISSUADED BY ANYONE- BRAVO I SAY BRAVO

    Keep up the good work.

  10. in Poland more and more young people died after having vacine , i lost 3 people who had a jab and next day or 2 weeks later died , is definitley something wrong, in poland is called death pandemic after vacinnation, is becoming so common , that every day we have news baout healthy young people who died next day after receiving gold shot , also is very common 2 weeks after vaccine, also very famous polsih artist had both jabs , got covid , and died …………………….

  11. I totally agree with you!!!! This is like a bad dream. Please continue with your sobering informed information. If by some reason you are taken off the air. Are your message is changed for we realize the enormous pressure anyone and everyone is placed understand after speaking up and out on this subject.

  12. “Yes, deaths of people after they have been vaccinated do occur – but this does NOT mean that the deaths were caused by the vaccines, or even that the deaths were from Covid-19” “95% of hospitalizaed people are unvaccinated”

    Unfortunately thats not true. If you look at other countries, up to 50% of their populations are vaccinated and in hospitals, which is logical and to be expected because elderly people who vaccinate do not have a strong immune response to the vaccine. Also the yellow card and european adverse events show tens of thousands of deaths and injuries.

    If you have risk factors, it is probably safer to vaccinate because either way these people cant win. In regards to ADE, if you vaccine and ADE becomes a think later, you can always keep a respirator on by 3M to prevent future variants.

  13. This vaccine not approved by FDA and is dangerous! We should not be required to take a shot that could possibly kill or leave us disabled! I will take my chances with the God given immune system I have that has kept me well 53 years-barely even a cold and I’ve never received a flu vaccine either and I work in healthcare at least for the time being until the vaccine becomes mandatory! This is just all so ridiculous!!! Big Pharm and many more are making Billions off other people’s suffering and it is disgusting! If you are vaccinated and you are so convinced it works then why worry about the unvaccinated. Why are people who are vaccinated still wearing these stupid mask and still testing positive for Covid. Next they will be wanting you to take another booster and you have no idea what the long term effects this vaccine will have and to give it to children is criminal!!

  14. I will never take the poisonous vaccine to many lies and suppressing free speech get knocked down by a bus and you have died of COVID-19 the whole thing stinks to high heaven.

  15. Why should I believe politicians and the so called scientific experts that support them if I want to see a doctor it’s an almost impossible task to accomplish but I am hounded by them to take the vaccine nothing within my soul tells me to take the vaccine

  16. The cdc is only reporting a small percentage of deaths than there actually is. They need investigated.


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