ICWA News & Views

Weekly Stories about What’s Happening in Washington State and Stories of Interest to Washingtonions

by Gerald Braude

In this Issue:

  • How Safe and Effective is “Safe and Effective”?
  • The Canadian Covid Data on Effectiveness

Safe and Effective?

When Washington Board of Health members unanimously voted on April 13, 2022 to follow the Technical Advisory Group’s recommendation of not adding COVID-19 shots to school requirements, their prevailing opinion was, nevertheless, that the Covid shots were “safe and effective.”

WA Secretary of Health Umair Shah as well as Temple Lentz and Bob Lutz specifically stated this. No board member mentioned the following easily-accessible data that say otherwise. 

This two-part analysis looks at the board’s claim of “safe.” The second part looks at their claim of “effective.”

What about Safety? 

The following three easily-accessible resources show the shots not to be safe. 

Source 1: VAERS

Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site (https://vaers.hhs.gov/) covers COVID-19 shot adverse reactions submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and March 25, 2022. 

This data, including “foreign reports,” shows 26,396 deaths reported to VAERS.  Foreign reports are from foreign subsidiaries sent to United States vaccine manufacturers. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, if a manufacturer is notified of a foreign case report that describes an event that is both serious and does not appear on the product’s labeling, the manufacturer is required to submit the report to VAERS. Of the 12,103 domestic U.S. deaths, 17% occurred within 24 hours of the shot, 21% occurred within 48 hours of the shot, and 59% occurred in people who experienced onset of symptom within 48 hours of receiving the shot. In Washington state, 198 deaths following the COVID-19 shots were reported. As for school-aged children, one death was a seven-year-old boy (VAERS ID: 2152560) and another was a seventeen-year-old girl (VAERS ID 1828901). In reference to these VAERS statistics, Robert Kennedy Jr. pointed out in his book The Real Anthony Fauci  (footnote number 62) that, in 1976, United States regulators pulled the swine flu vaccine after it was linked to just 25 deaths.

Through March 25th, 4,088 cases of heart issues concerning myocarditis and pericarditis were reported to VAERS following Covid shots. This includes 650 cases for 12- through 17-year-olds, where 42 were reported from Washington. 

Through March 25th, 13,657 blood-clotting disorders were reported to VAERS following Covid shots. This includes 192 cases for 5- through 17-year-olds, where five were reported from Washington. 

Concerning safety issues are confirmed in our second source: a peer-reviewed, follow-up study published March 25, 2022 in the Journal of Pediatrics showed more than two-thirds of adolescents with COVID-19 shot-related myopericarditis had persistent heart abnormalities months after their initial diagnosis. 


Persistent Cardiac MRI Findings in a Cohort of Adolescents with post COVID-19 mRNA vaccine myopericarditis – The Journal of Pediatrics (jpeds.com)

In this study, researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital reviewed cases between April 1, 2021 and Jan. 7, 2022, in patients younger than eighteen with a) chest pain, b) elevated serum troponin levels, and c) within one week of receiving a second dose of  the Pfizer shot.

A total of thirty-five patients with the diagnosis of myopericarditis associated with Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccine were followed at this institution. Twelve patients were excluded as they never had a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, the gold standard non-invasive test for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis, due to delayed presentation after initial symptoms resolved or admission to other centers. Six patients were excluded as they did not have a follow-up CMR, either because they followed up out of state or a study is still pending. One patient was excluded as initial CMR was performed three weeks after presentation. Sixteen patients who had both acute phase and follow-up CMR available for review comprised the final cohort. This group had a median age of fifteen years. 

The authors found that although there was some measure of resolution after three to eight months, most subjects still had some persistent abnormalities, stating:

In a cohort of adolescents with COVID-19 mRNA vaccine-related myopericarditis, a large portion have persistent LGE abnormalities, raising concerns for potential longer-term effects.

Source 3: FDA

Perhaps most concerning about the BOH’s safety claim are the data in the court-ordered documents thus far pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot.

The first batch of documents produced in November 2021 revealed 1,223 vaccine-related deaths within the first 90 days following the release of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID shot. https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/5.3.6-postmarketing-experience.pdf 

This 38-page report included an appendix “LIST OF ADVERSE EVENTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST. This list showed 1,291 different adverse events reported following receipt of Pfizer’s Covid shot through February 2021. The list includes acute kidney injury, acute flaccid myelitis, anti-sperm antibody positive, brain stem embolism, brain stem thrombosis, cardiac arrest, cardiac failure, cardiac ventricular thrombosis, cardiogenic shock, central nervous system vasculitis, death neonatal, deep vein thrombosis, encephalitis brain stem, encephalitis hemorrhagic, frontal lobe epilepsy, foaming at mouth, epileptic psychosis, facial paralysis, fetal distress syndrome, gastrointestinal amyloidosis, generalized tonic-clonic seizure, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, hepatic vascular thrombosis, herpes zoster reactivation, immune-mediated hepatitis, interstitial lung disease, jugular vein embolism, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, liver injury, low birth weight, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, myocarditis, neonatal seizure, pancreatitis, pneumonia, stillbirth, tachycardia, temporal lobe epilepsy, testicular autoimmunity, thrombotic cerebral infarction, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, venous thrombosis neonatal, and vertebral artery thrombosis . . .and the list goes on.

Should the data tables in this report have been presented to the WA Board of Health? 

On page 10, table 4 delves into the “Important Identified Risk Topic Description” and reveals the following:  Cumulative to 28 Feb 2021, out of the 42,086 adverse event reports, there were 1,833 potential anaphylactic events in the UK alone, which they conclude is “appropriately described in the product labeling.” Perhaps, but do they now warn that 4.4% percent of adverse events are anaphylaxis? Do they warn of the other adverse reactions that make up the other 95.6%?

Table 5 on page 11 concludes:

“VAED [vaccine-associated enhanced disease] may present as severe or unusual clinical manifestations of COVID-19. Overall, there were 37 subjects with suspected COVID-19 and 101 subjects with confirmed COVID-19 following one or both doses of the vaccine; 75 of the 101 cases were severe, resulting in hospitalization, disability, life-threatening consequences, or death. None of the 75 cases could be definitively considered as VAED/VAERD. [vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease] In this review of subjects with COVID-19 following vaccination, based on the current evidence, VAED/VAERD remains a theoretical risk for the vaccine. Surveillance will continue.”


Would you have authorized use of this product on millions of people given this statement?

Was the public or even the medical community warned to watch out for any of the listed adverse reactions or the possibility for VAED?

Cardiovascular adverse events were detailed on Page 16, table 7: 1,403 cases (3.3%), while 946 (2.25%) were considered serious. 

Please note that in section 3.1.1 of this document, Pfizer redacted the total number of doses distributed. There is no denominator, therefore it is impossible for the public to accurately calculate the rate of adverse events. Even if the number of distributed shots were provided, it would be higher than the number actually administered.

The following points further refute the claim that the COVID-19 shots are safe:

  1. 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. Pfizer said, “More are joining each month with an expected total of more than 1,800 additional resources by the end of June 2021.”
    Pfizer Hired 600+ People to Process Vaccine Injury Reports, Documents Reveal • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)
  2. Side effects from the shots were more severe in younger people, aged 18 to 55 than those aged 55 and older. (The risk of side effects also increased with additional doses, so the risk was higher after the second dose than after the first.)
  3. A pediatric consent form lists several possible side effects, including a myocarditis rate of 10 in 100,000 — far greater than the 1 in 50,000 (i.e., 2 in 100,000) rate previously reported.

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What about Effectiveness?

To learn that the COVID-19 shots are not effective, all one has to do is look north of the border, where the Government of Canada produces a daily Covid-19 Epidemiology update. Occasionally, they provide new data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The following excerpt from an article in the Expose reveals this data.  

Covid-19 Deaths are rising across Canada and the Fully Vaccinated account for 4 in every 5 of them – The Expose (dailyexpose.uk)

Recent Canadian Covid-19 Cases

The following chart shows the number of Covid-19 cases across the whole of Canada by vaccination status between 14th Feb and 20th March 2022 –


Over these five weeks there were a grand total of 121,769 Covid-19 cases recorded across Canada, and the vaccinated population accounted for 106,248 of them, with 3,941 cases among the partly vaccinated, 52,664 cases among the double vaccinated, and 49,643 cases among the triple vaccinated.

Just 15,521 cases were recorded among the unvaccinated population despite having a larger overall population size (13.01 million) than the double vaccinated (10.3 million), and nearly the same population size as the triple vaccinated (13.5 million).

This means the unvaccinated accounted for just 12.75% of cases, and the partly vaccinated accounted for just 3.24%. But the double vaccinated accounted for 43.25% of cases, and the triple vaccinated accounted for 40.77%.

In all, the vaccinated population accounted for 87.25% of all Covid-19 cases between 14th Feb and 20th March 2022.

Recent Canadian Covid-19 Hospitalizations

The following chart shows the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations across the whole of Canada by vaccination status between 14th Feb and 20th March 2022 –


Over these five weeks there were a grand total of 6,763 Covid-19 hospitalisations recorded across Canada, and the vaccinated population accounted for a shocking 4,829 of them, with 276 hospitalisations among the partly vaccinated, 2,159 hospitalisations among the double vaccinated, and 2,394 hospitalisations among the triple vaccinated.

This means the unvaccinated accounted for 28.6% of hospitalisations, and the partly vaccinated accounted for just 4.08%. But the double vaccinated accounted for 32% of hospitalisations, and the triple vaccinated accounted for 35.4%.

In all the vaccinated population accounted for 71.4% of all Covid-19 hospitalisations between 14th Feb and 20th March 2022.

Recent Canadian Covid-19 Deaths

The following chart shows the number of Covid-19 deaths across the whole of Canada by vaccination status between 14th Feb and 27th Feb 2022 –


Over these five weeks there were 902 Covid-19 deaths recorded across Canada, and the vaccinated population accounted for 677 of them, with 14 deaths among the partly vaccinated, 309 deaths among the double vaccinated, and a shocking 354 deaths among the triple vaccinated.

This means the unvaccinated accounted for just 24.9% of deaths. But the double vaccinated accounted for 34.26% of deaths, and the triple vaccinated accounted for 39.25%.

Meaning in all, the double and triple vaccinated population accounted for 75% / 4 in every 5 Covid-19 deaths across Canada between 14th Feb and 20th March 22.

Below is the excerpt of an Expose article about the death rates of the triple vaccinated: 

Panic in Trudeau’s Canada as Triple Vaccinated have a higher Covid Death-Rate than the Unvaccinated – The Expose (dailyexpose.uk)

The Expose’ which set about mining the available official data to uncover the current Covid-19 statistics. You can read their analysis and view their graphs here.


In summary, for the period 21st February to 13th March 2022 The Expose found that the triple vaccinated are currently the most likely to catch Covid, be hospitalized, and die (see above).

If you look at data from around the world, you find that in many highly vaccinated populations the proportion of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising in a similar manner to affect the vaccinated.

Many public health officials discount this kind of information by saying it doesn’t reflect the actual rate of cases, hospitalizations, and death rates per vaccine status. They simply argue that the high numbers reflect that more people are vaccinated than not. Therefore, you would naturally see more serious outcomes in the vaccinated groups where as a percentage of the unvaccinated population, the unvaccinated have higher rates. Maybe; but don’t forget the original purpose of the shots: to effectively prevent infection and disease, which it’s not doing. 

The revised goals of the global vaccine program to avoid serious disease and death are clearly not being achieved.

Final Thought: During their April 13 meeting, the WA Board of Health members, notably Patty Hayes, Temple Lentz, Steven Kutz, and Keith Grellner, emphasized the thoroughness of their process. The above easily accessible data about “safe and effective” leaves one to wonder how thorough the Board of Health actually was.

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