1. File under "Life in a Banana Republic"
Alex Berenson reports regarding:
About Moderna adverse event reports
Covid vaccine maker Moderna received 300,000 reports of side effects after vaccinations over a three-month period following the launch of its shot, according to an internal report from a company that helps Moderna manage the reports.
That figure is far higher than the number of side effect reports about Moderna’s vaccine publicly available in the federal system that tracks such adverse events.
Later in the reporting Berenson uses the word "dwarfs" to describe the discrepancy between Moderna's numbers and what was appearing at VAERS during the relevant time period. In fact, those numbers probably "dwarf" not only the Moderna reporting in VAERS but all reporting in VAERS for that time period.
Vaccine manufacturers like Moderna are legally required to forward all side effect reports they receive to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, where they are made public each week.
The reason for the gap is not clear. Moderna may simply still be processing the reports, though the number of reports about Moderna’s vaccine in VAERS from the first half of 2021 remained almost flat this week.
Moderna and IQVIA, the company that works with Moderna to handle the reports, did not return emails for comment.
VAERS is usually characterized as a voluntary system. But physicians and healthcare providers are required to report certain serious post-vaccine side effects, including deaths. However, the CDC and FDA have no real way to check if they are doing so.
I guess, as a matter of first impression, death would qualify as a serious side effect. But no doubt there are bureaucratic quibbles over the meaning of the words "serious" and "death."
Healthcare providers do have discretion over whether they report less serious side effects. Many have decided not to do so for the Covid vaccines, because the volume of reports is already so high.
However, vaccine manufacturers must forward ALL reports they receive, as the VAERS Website makes clear. It distinguishes between healthcare providers, who are “strongly encouraged” to report various events, and manufacturers like Moderna, who “are required [emphasis added] to report to VAERS all adverse events that come to their attention.”
Test Question: Who thinks Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have been more diligent in their reporting?
Extra Credit: Describe what this news suggests regarding the actual scope of vax injuries--as opposed to what has been publicly reported.
2. Fauci dials it up to 11:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci is predicting that by the fall, there will be up to 200,000 new daily COVID-19 cases in the U.S. driven by the Delta variant.
"Remember, just a couple of months ago, we were having about 10,000 cases a day," Fauci told McClatchy's DC Bureau on Wednesday. "I think you're likely going to wind up somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 cases."
My first reaction was that this was more BS to scare people into vaxxing. Then I thought, Maybe he knows something. After all, Walensky over at CDC is openly saying that the injections don't stop Dread Delta. Of course Fauci is maintaining that all those cases will be among the unvaxxed, but--as I say--maybe he knows something about the injections.