VAERS data used to declare vaccine safer than COVID-19 in teens
Everyone knows that VAERS under reporting is a thing. To what degree know one knows but it could be as low as 1% of adverse reactions to vaccines are reported.
mRNA vaccinations vs COVID-19 risk in teens: Vaccinations are safer
A quote from the in-question Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. study:
“Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative. Proactive, spontaneous, automated adverse event reporting imbedded within EHRs and other information systems has the potential to speed the identification of problems with new drugs and more careful quantification of the risks of older drugs.
Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contacts were no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation”
Strangely, I think the best information that we have right now is on the ground reports from nurses and doctors. The things that they are noticing are coming up more often are things to watch. If social media wasn’t cracking down on covid vaccine searches that would be a good (but noisy) source of information.