VAERS has faced allegations that their team intentionally deleted legitimate reports from the public database. Here’s the evidence so far…
When adverse events are reported to VAERS, it gets recorded into a private database. The employees can then remove any personally-identifying information before anything gets posted onto the public database. They will also manually code the symptoms in MedDRA codes ( → greater standardization) so that more useful things can be done with the data. All of this work is very time consuming and therefore expensive. They are spending a lot of money on all of this.
The VAERS system will regularly put its entire database online as a downloadable file. If the VAERS team decides to pull a record out of the system, then anybody comparing the newer database to the older database can figure it out. That is what the medAlerts.org Wayback machine does.
The MedAlerts.org website kept track of Teseniar’s VAERS record and noted that it was no longer in the public database as of 8/13/2021.
This baby’s VAERS number 1887456 was deleted from the public database.
VAERSanalysis.info has an excellent analysis of what happened with that VAERS record.
People were trying to use FOIA requests to get documents on that VAERS record. The first request returned nothing. However, a follow-up request specified certain CDC email addresses like Tom Shimabukuro and John Su.
There were 16 pages of records. There were emails going around to both of those people, supposedly under the context of fake VAERS reports (which would be an excuse to delete potentially legitimate reports from the public database). One email states:
We think we are seeing an increasing number of false or fraudulent VAERS reports. For example, the other day we detected a death report in a child that is clearly a fake
The point is… the CDC was actively discussing the VAERS number related to a 2-year old baby who died 6 hours after vaccination. That should be alarming.
Shimabukuro was aware of the VAERS report of a 2 year old dying as he was one of the people in the email chain described above.
Here’s the response that Shimabukuro wrote when a PhD tried to present safety data about tinnitus to the CDC:
Thank him for his email and cut him off.
That was July 20, 2021. During the January 2023 VRBPAC meeting a year and a half later, Shimabukuro changed his tune. He ended with remarks recognizing vaccine injuries… vaccine injuries that he was discussing back in 2021.
We take vaccine safety very seriously. With respect to reports of people experiencing debilitating illnesses, we are aware of these reports of people experiencing long lasting health problems following COVID vaccination. In some cases, the clinical presentation of people suffering these health problems is variable and no specific medical cause for the symptoms have been found.
I know of other people whose VAERS records were deleted from the public database. I haven’t figured out if there is a pattern to them, e.g. if ones related to small fiber neuropathy are more likely to be deleted.
Use the following link but replace the bolded part with your VAERS numbers.
The website isn’t working right now but hopefully it starts working again.