Did Pfizer hire 600+ people to process over 158,000 vaccine injury reports?!
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Claim : Pfizer Hired 600+ People To Process Vaccine Injury Reports!
The Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is taking another swing at the Pfizer documents.
This time, they claim to have discovered that Pfizer hired 600 extra full-time employees just to process 158,000 vaccine injury reports!
It’s a long post, so feel free to skip to the next section for the truth…
Pfizer Hired 600+ People to Process Vaccine Injury Reports, Documents Reveal
Pfizer hired about 600 additional full-time employees to process adverse event reports during the three months following the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, newly released documents reveal.
According to the documents, Pfizer said, “More are joining each month with an expected total of more than 1,800 additional resources by the end of June 2021.”
Truth : Pfizer Hired 600+ People To Process Adverse Event Reports
This is yet another hatchet job by the Children’s Health Defense, and here are the reasons why this is just more anti-vaccination misinformation.
Fact #1 : FDA Released Unredacted Document
First, it is important to set the stage, so to speak.
The FDA has to go through each page, and redact any potentially confidential information, before releasing it under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The document in question was released with some information redacted in the first batch of Pfizer documents released on 17 November 2021.
The FDA then released the same document completely unredacted, as part of 10,000 pages released on 1 April 2022.
This shows that they decided that the redacted information wasn’t confidential after all, and released the entire document. It was not like they “accidentally” released the unredacted document, as some people have suggested.
Fact #2 : There Were Only Three New Pieces Of Information
Next, I should point out that the FDA only redacted three pieces of information in that “bombshell” Pfizer document (highlighted in red) :
- To date, Pfizer has onboarded approximately 600 additional full time employees (FTEs).
- More are joining each month with an expected total of more than 1,800 additional resources by the end of June 2021.
- It is estimated that approximately 126,212,580 doses of BNT162b2 were shipped worldwide from the receipt of the first temporary authorisation for emergency supply on 01 December 2020 through 28 February 2021.
Even without the actual figures, you can already tell from the original (redacted) document that Pfizer was increasing manpower to cope with an unexpected amount of adverse event reports.
Fact #3 : Nothing Shocking About 600-1800 Extra Employees
CHD is hyping up the fact that Pfizer hired 600 to 1800 extra employees to process the adverse event reports. What exactly is shocking about that?
As Pfizer explained in Page 6, they increased the number of full-time employees to ensure that all adverse events would be expeditiously processed.
What would be really shocking is if Pfizer tried to delay processing these adverse event reports, by refusing to hire more people.
I’m shocked that the CHD was shocked that Pfizer would do the right thing by increasing manpower to expeditiously process these adverse event reports.
Would the CHD really prefer that Pfizer not increase manpower, and slow-walk the adverse event reports? That would be shocking indeed…
Fact #4 : 10K New Pages Were Released
I am also shocked that the CHD was forced to “recycle” this document which was released in the very first batch back in November 2021.
Could they not find anything new to gripe about after digging through the latest batch of 10,000 new pages released by the FDA?
Perhaps actual evidence of Pfizer bribing the FDA with $2.8 million?
Fact #5 : Adverse Event Reports Based On Awareness
The CHD claimed that the 158,000 adverse events reported in the Pfizer document is a gross undercount. That opinion is not based on any actual fact.
In fact, the adverse event reports are far more likely to be exaggerated, due to the overwhelming amount of public misinformation on the Internet.
In Page 5 of the document, Pfizer themselves pointed out that “the spontaneous reporting system yields reporting proportions not incidence rate“, and is influenced by “awareness” and “litigation“.
In other words, the high number of adverse event reports is likely due to the overwhelming amount of trepidation (and potentially abuse) driven by public misinformation.
Fact #6 : Adverse Events Are Not Vaccine Injury Reports
As Pfizer noted in Page 6, the large number of adverse event reports (AERs) do not necessarily mean that they are actually caused by the vaccine.
That’s why all reported adverse events must be investigated to find out if they are caused by the vaccine (anaphylactic reaction), or not (getting into a car accident).
Even if an adverse event could “potentially” be caused by the vaccine, it must still be confirmed that the vaccine directly caused it, because an anaphylactic reaction (for example) can also occur from a bee sting, or an existing peanut allergy.
Only once an adverse event is confirmed to be caused by the vaccine, is it then a vaccine side effect. Otherwise, it is merely an adverse event, not a side effect.
In other words – the adverse events in the Pfizer vaccine document are not vaccine injury reports.
Fact #7 : Majority Of Adverse Events Were Not Serious
What the CHD does not mention is that the majority of reported adverse events were not serious. In fact, they were what you would expect from ANY vaccination :
- Headache : 24.1%
- Fever : 18.2%
- Fatigue : 17.4%
- Chills : 13.1%
- Vaccination site pain : 12.3%
- Nausea : 12.3%
- Myalgia (muscle pain) : 11.7%
And that’s before any effort was even made to determine if they were actually caused by the vaccine, and not caused by a concomitant infection or pre-existing disease, for example.
Fact #8 : No New Safety Concerns Despite 158K Adverse Event Reports
The Pfizer document noted after shipping 126 million doses, 42 thousand people reported over 158,000 adverse events in the first 3 months.
Even if we assume that they are all genuine, only 0.033% of people who received the Pfizer vaccine reported at least one adverse event. That’s 1 in 3,000 people.
And yet, despite so many reported adverse events, their investigation showed that the “data do not reveal any novel safety concerns or risks“.
Pfizer could only confirm that anaphylaxis is an important risk of the COMIRNATY vaccine.
In other words – the 158K adverse events were weighed, measured… and found wanting. There was NO NEW SAFETY CONCERN with the vaccine!
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