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Vaccine Adverse Event Under-Reporting System “Proves” Vaccine is Safe

Pediatrics –¬†the official journal of the dumbest of the world’s dumbest profession – is at it again. They are now claiming the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis) vaccine is safe. Their source: the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-managed by FDA and CDC. The problem with VAERS is that it is an entirely passive reporting system. That means only a tiny fraction of events are even reported, since it’s done voluntarily.

Ironically, Pediatrics has dismissed research analyzing VAERS to show vaccines are dangerous. Yet here the journal is now using VAERS to say a vaccine is safe, oh the irony! The editor-in-chief of Pediatrics¬†actually blogged about this study in a post titled,¬†“A Safe Look at 16 Years of National Reports on DTaP Vaccine Adverse Events.”

Even worse, the investigators are all with FDA and CDC. Those are the federal agencies that run VAERS and should know better than anyone how the database should and should not be used. If VAERS were truly an adequate system, there would be no need for the Vaccine Safety Datalink. That is the much more complete surveillance system comprised of millions of HMO records that is both maintained and restricted by CDC. But with all the hypocrisy of the vaccine state, using VAERS to prove vaccines are safe is nowhere near a new low for them.