As more celebrities and elected officials announce they are “really really sick” despite being fully vaccinated, questions swirl around whether the vaccines work and why the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention isn’t doing more to track breakthrough cases.
Scientists opposed to offering booster shots to all Americans said data provided by federal health officials wasn’t compelling enough to support the recommendation — some argued boosters could lead to more vaccine-resistant variants.
Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that between Dec. 14, 2020 and Aug. 13, 2021, a total of 595,622 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 13,068 deaths — an increase of 702 over the previous week.
VAERS data released Friday by the CDC showed a total of 571,831 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 12,791 deaths and 77,490 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and Aug. 6, 2021.
In an interview with The Defender, Deborah Brenner said some doctors “were totally against” connecting her son’s heart damage to the COVID vaccine when he suffered an adverse reaction just days after receiving his first dose of the Moderna vaccine.
As COVID — especially the Delta variant — surges among the fully vaccinated, Brian Hooker, Ph.D., said the more the variant deviates from the original sequence used for the vaccine, the less effective the vaccine will be on that variant.