Australia’s omission of child COVID-19 vaccine deaths raises concerns

An Australian senator said the country’s treatment authority should not update Australia’s Adverse Event Notification Database (DAEN) after it was revealed that the government agency had neglected to include many deaths attributed to vaccines. said he was concerned about the delay. Her two children aged 7 and her 9 years old.

This was after a Freedom of Information request by an Australian doctor revealed that Australia’s pharmaceutical and drug regulator, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), had not updated its DAEN with deaths. is.

Australian Liberal Senator Gerald Rennick told the Epoch Times that he is deeply concerned about the TGA’s failure to renew DAEN and called for independent oversight of the TGA given conflicts of interest. said.

“TGA presents a conflict of interest, and evidence must be examined by a third-party, independent medical practitioner.

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Senator Matt Canavan (left), Liberal Senator Alex Antic (middle) and Liberal Senator Gerald Rennick (right) during a press conference at the Houses of Parliament in Canberra, Australia, 21 November 2022. . (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Senators said they were very concerned that the TGA had softpedaled the risks associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly those related to myocarditis and cardiac arrest.

“They are definitely downplaying the risk. Given the known links between vaccines and myocarditis and myocarditis and cardiac arrest, they don’t have enough information to rule it out.” .

As of March 6, DAEN situation Since vaccination began in Australia, 137,576 adverse events have been reported related to various COVID-19 vaccines. Of these, 134,224 are believed to be directly related to vaccines, and 980 are vaccine-related deaths.

TGA Independent Review Board

The TGA has an existing independent review (pdf) A vaccine vehicle called the Vaccine Safety Investigation Group (VSIG).

This group will seek independent expert immunization (and other related) services to assist TGA in the investigation and management of adverse post-immunization events (AEFIs) that require expert services at the national level. We aim to provide expertise.

The group is described as a time-limited working group that can be convened in the event of an unexpected, single, serious AEFI with no apparent cause other than the vaccine. We note that AEFIs are considered unexpected if they are not documented in informational documents, or if they are documented but causality has not been established.

Alternatively, serious AEFI is fatal, life-threatening, requires hospitalization or prolonged hospitalization, results in permanent or significant disability/incapacity, or is a birth defect/abnormality can be established if

It can also be established when AEFIs are above expected speed or severity levels, or when there are clusters of severe AEFIs, or may be due to management or quality issues. Clusters are considered two or more cases of the same or similar event related to time, geography, and/or administered vaccine.

Despite over 100,000 recorded adverse events according to the TGA website, VSIG convened Only a few times during the pandemic.

One of the cases that occurred on 21 January 2022 was to discuss the deaths of two people with suspected thrombosis with thrombocytopenia after a second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Both cases were complex and involved patients with underlying medical conditions that may have caused their symptoms. We concluded that no,” said TGA.

TGA Head Defends Agency Record on COVID-19 Vaccine

Professor John Skerritt, deputy director of the Health Products Regulatory Group, defended the TGA’s decision to recommend the vaccine at a Senate hearing in February, saying the TGA acknowledged the pain and suffering of those seriously injured, These reactions were extremely rare from the vaccine, which said it apologized.

“I, along with former Minister Hunt, actually apologized on national television when the first death, the first sad death, was a woman on the Central Coast. It has become a vaccine safety report, which is why we have published detailed public reports and media on vaccine safety, in which we have acknowledged the pain and suffering of those who were severely injured, but these conditions are very serious. I also emphasized that it is rare in Japan.

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Dr John Skerritt appears before the Senate Estimates hearing at the Houses of Parliament in Canberra, Australia, April 6, 2022. (Screenshot from Epoch Times)

But he noted that all modern medicine comes with an array of associated risks, adding that many other common drugs cause more injury and death than the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We have the latest drugs, and all drugs have risks as well as benefits,” said Skerrit. “For reference, paracetamol and panadol have killed more than 10 times as many people from adverse events from COVID vaccines since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.”

Adverse events attributed to Panadol number 99 since 2020, according to the DAEN website. Of these adverse events, 58 were believed to be directly related to the drug, and 4 deaths were recorded.

The DEAN website also notes that since 1971, there have been 1,002 Panadol-related adverse events and 38 deaths.

Physicians Concerned About Number of People Suffering from Adverse Events

Meanwhile, one Australian doctor, who was given anonymity, told The Epoch Times that he knew hundreds of Australians suffering from adverse events and that doctors across Australia were struggling to help them.

“I know literally hundreds of people who have suffered adverse events. They have been denied WorkCover or government compensation claims and have been left disabled,” said an Australian doctor.

“As physicians, we really don’t know how to treat these adverse events. There is limited information and limited cooperation due to the fact that