From The Health Forum NZ, via Facebook
NEW ZEALAND COVID 19 VACCINATION ADVERSE REACTIONS DATA IS MISSING
On a cold and blustery Sunday afternoon I thought I’d just cruise by the Medsafe website and check in on the latest Adverse Reaction reporting for the Covid 19 vaccine roll out in New Zealand.
To say I’m “gob smacked” would be an understatement.
Before I got into the Medsafe monitoring data I whizzed over to the Herald vaccine tracker to see how many jabs have now been administered.
As of 18th May (the latest data on the site) 474,435 jabs have been given in New Zealand. This is made up of a combination of some first and some second doses.
So we are a wee bit short of half a million jabs jabbed.
Then I got myself in a total pickle, thinking somehow my brain and Google were combining in a Sunday afternoon brain fog meltdown.
Because try as i may…google as i may…. i simply could only find “safety data” pertaining to the first 168,452 jabs administered in NZ.
By my calculation that left 305,983 jabs administered with ZERO ADVERSE REACTION DATA available for public viewing.
THAT MEANS THE MEDSAFE MONITORING SYSTEM IS MISSING PUBLIC FACING DATA FOR 64% OF ALL COVID 19 VACCINES ADMINISTERED IN NEW ZEALAND.
As this is a vaccine with only provisional consent in New Zealand, with many outstanding safety, purity and efficacy questions still remaining unanswered by Pfizer…
As this is a vaccine that has only received Emergency Use Authorisation in other countries where Covid is rampant (e.g. has not met the standards required for a full authorised use)…
As there is post release data collection and safety monitoring set to continue for another 2 years, to determine just exactly how safe and effective this vaccine is…
As there is a growing chorus of esteemed scientists, immunologists, and doctors around the world calling for a halt to the roll out of this vaccine due to the unprecedented levels of injury and deaths reported to safety monitoring systems around the world…
SHOULDNT WE BE ASKING LOUD AND DEMANDING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW OUR SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM CAN POSSIBLY BE LOOKING FOR SAFETY ISSUES IN OUR NEW ZEALAND POPULATION….WHEN THE DATA REMAINS UNPROCESSED OR MISSING IN ACTION?
How can New Zealanders read the safety monitoring data as part of their process of informed consent?
It is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE.
Having calmed myself from this gob smack, i decided to have a close look at the two latest Adverse Reaction reports that we do actually have.
Peering back to April 17th…over 5 weeks ago….the last data available to the public…
I find 347 Adverse reaction reports in the week since the previous report. Of these 322 were deemed “non serious” and 25 deemed serious.
I worked out that these reports covered the administration of 50,000 jabs. Of the “serious”, 12 were Anaphylaxis at the time of injection; 8 severe flu like symptoms; amnesia; tinnitus; abnormal blood tests; appendicitis AND BRAIN BLOOD CLOT….more specifically Venous Sinus Thrombosis.
Medsafe ruled out both the appendicitis and the blood clot as being connected to the vaccine. How? We don’t know. We don’t get to see how or why these issues are ruled out (despite blood clots figuring in adverse reaction data around the world….and yes, for Pfizer not just Astra Zeneca)
Then i jumped back in time even further to have a peek at the Adverse Reactions report number 6, released on 10April, covering the previous 7 days.
That report contained 254 Adverse reaction reports, 241 non serious and 13 serious.
The serious reports included 8 Anaphylaxis; 1 Inflammatory muscle pain; Drug administration error (yikes, what??); headache with collapse; blood clots (plural) and stroke.
Blood clots and stroke were deemed “not related to the vaccine”.
How and why was this decided “not connected”? We don’t get to find out.
In the past week we have also been informed via a very brief news report of 4 deaths post Covid 19 vaccine.
All were ruled “not related to the vaccine”.
How? Why? We don’t get to find out.
So to all the New Zealanders currently wondering whether to have their Covid 19 jab….or “watch and wait”….and do their research (e.g. track injury in New Zealand)…
I can confidently tell you, in terms of up to date vital Medsafe data you and I are officially “flying blind”.
New Zealand is acknowledged as having one of the highest reporting incidents of Adverse Reactions in the world…with up to 10% of all occurring injuries actually reported to monitoring systems.
That leaves an estimated 90% of reactions UNREPORTED.