Many Americans are wondering just how people are experiencing adverse events from the covid vaccines, as the CDC’s vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) racks up reaction reports. As of June 2021, the system has recorded hundreds of thousands of reports, but some experts say it’s likely much higher due to the inefficiency of the VAERS system.
According to an extensive Harvard study, medical professionals usually fail to report adverse events to the VAERS system, and now many are asking if Americans are reluctant to report reactions to their medical professionals or discuss their symptoms with their peers, in fear of being viewed as anti-vaccination.
In the spring of 2021, countless local news outlets across the country have been reporting school closures due to teachers and staff having adverse reactions to the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
In what seems to be a widespread phenomenon that we don’t see after any other vaccine, teachers across the country were calling out sick due to reactions from both the Pfizer and Moderna MRNA vaccine, as well as the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson is still currently battling several lingering lawsuits after it was discovered that J & J knew for decades that Asbestos lurked in its baby powder.
Edwardsburg Public Schools
While most students and staff in Michiana are starting their week back at school, Edwardsburg Public Schools are not after several teachers saw reactions from their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s been everything from nausea and vomiting, to fever, fatigue, a little bit of everything,” Superintendent Jim Knoll told 16 News Now.
Those symptoms forced superintendent Jim Knoll to cancel class on Monday just two days after several school personnel was vaccinated.
“We didn’t have enough subs, we had a few too many who had symptoms,” Knoll says.
Northeast Ohio school district
From Fox 8:
Two days after employees were given their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations, the Fairless Local School District canceled classes, attributing it to many developing side effects and becoming ill.
The Akron, Tuslaw, and Massilon public school districts closed for the same reason.
Parents of children in the Fairless district received an email that the schools would be closed on Monday after mayn of the school staff who received the vaccine on Saturday became ill.
From NBC Connecticut:
Colchester Elementary School was closed Monday because some teachers experienced some side effects after getting the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend and there was a lack of substitute teachers to fill in.
Supt. Jeffrey Burt said there was a vaccination clinic on Saturday and 17 Colchester Elementary School staff members, including nine who teach in core-area classrooms, who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine had some side effects that kept them out of work today.
“Typical side-effects, the fever, the aches, the pains, etc.,” Burt said.
Grayson County Public Schools
Grayson County Public Schools closed Monday because several of its employees were still recovering from their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I was sick for about 8 or 10 hours; I was very fortunate, but also that I’ve got two board members in their late 60s early 70s, and they had nothing,” said Kelly Wilmore, the Grayson County Public Schools superintendent.
Sandy Creek schools
From Local SYR:
Sandy Creek Central School District didn’t have school on Thursday, but not because of too much snow.
The district superintendent told NewsChannel 9 that several employees who received the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday weren’t able to come to work on Thursday. The district used an emergency day for the closing.
An EMT who spoke with NewsChannel 9 a few weeks ago said he felt it.
“One of the biggest things to note is you’ll feel a bit weird for a few day afterward,” said Evan Bailey.
Farwell School district:
From ABC 12:
As school teachers and staff get vaccinated against COVID-19, school districts have had to adjust their schedules to account for any potential side effects from the vaccines themselves.
An example of this came on Wednesday when Farwell Area Schools in Clare County closed for the day to allow its staff to rest and recover after receiving the second dose of the vaccine earlier this week. In a post on social media, the district said that the second dose can sometimes cause some “unpleasant symptoms.”
Stark County School
From Idea Stream:
Fairless Elementary in Navarre, Ohio canceled classes Monday because several staffers had reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The school in rural Stark County announced the cancelation in a now-deleted Facebook post early Monday, saying they did not have enough staff to operate safely after many employees received the vaccine on Saturday.
According to the Facebook post, classes will resume on Tuesday. School officials did not answer phone calls.
By Monday afternoon the Facebook post had been removed, but not before drawing comments from many people.
Newark City Schools
From USA Today:
Newark City Schools was forced to cancel classes on Thursday, a day after many of the staff received the second COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a tweet from the district, Newark schools closed Thursday because of a staffing shortage.
From Morning Sun:
The Shepherd School District was shut down Thursday because a number of its staff were sick. But, not from a virus or bacteria. From a vaccination shot.
“Unfortunately we will need to call a snow day for tomorrow, Thursday, due to the district’s staff experiencing ill symptoms from their second dose of the Covid vaccine,” wrote Shepherd Superintendent Greg McMillan in an email. “There will be no online instruction.”
Ithaca Public Schools
From Morning Sun:
Alma and Ithaca schools were missing from the list of area districts closed due to weather.
It’s because they were already closed either due to a large number of staff calling out because of reactions to a second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine or because it was anticipation.
Alma announced the closure on Feb. 16, anticipating that a large number of its employees would get their second dose over the weekend.
There are likely many more schools that have experienced the same reactions to all three types of Covid-19 Vaccines, but media outlets have not reported them
In an email obtained by TRE, STEPS Academy reported having similar issues with staff reactions. No media outlets have reported on the reactions STEPS staff experienced.
VAERS, the CDC’s primary mechanism in the U.S. for reporting adverse vaccine reactions, historically only reports 1% of the total actual adverse events according to a Harvard study.
Some experts say, if VAERS only reports approximately 1% of the total adverse events from vaccines, the hundreds of thousands already reported to VAERS by healthcare professionals could possibly be in the millions.
This latest number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines passed the 5,000 mark, according to data released recently.
The newest data show that between Dec. 14, 2020 and May 28, a total of 294,801 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 5,165 deaths. There were 25,359 serious injuries reported, up 3,822 compared with the prior week.
Coronavirus vaccines may be widely available by the fall for U.S. children as young as 6 months, drugmakers say. Some schools may move to mandate the vaccines for children to be able to return to classes without masks.
The Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) is the total number of deaths divided by the total number of people that carry the infection, regardless of them having clinical symptoms or not. The IFR is the chance of death once you have the virus.
For children, the average IFR is around .001, and for adults, the IFR is extremely low taking the death totals reported at face value.
The average IFR may be even much lower than this considering hundreds of counties are reporting dramatic overcounting of their COVID death totals.