Data show “significant underreporting” of vaccine side effects: German health insurance company


A major German health insurance company said it analyzed data from more than 10 million individuals regarding complications of the COVID-19 vaccine and suggested that there was more than the health authorities reported.

Insurance company, BKK ProVita, We conclude that the rate of side effects of the vaccine is several times higher than previous reports from the German federal agency Paul-Ehrlich Institute. Letter from the company (pdf)..

Andreas Schöfbeck, BKK’s board of directors, said: Publication of Die Welt The data is an “alarm signal”, adding: “The determined numbers are important and need to be checked immediately for validity.”

The Epoch Times contacted the Paul-Ehrlich Institute for comment.

According to a letter written by Schöfbeck, BKK analyzed doctors’ claim data from 10.9 million insured persons, of which about 217,000 were treated for side effects of the vaccine. Overall, in Germany with a population of about 83 million, the Paul-Ehrlich Institute report The company said it suspected side effects of 244,576 COVID-19 vaccinations in 2021.

“The data available to us give us reason to believe that there is a very significant underrecord after receiving cases of suspected side effects of vaccination. [COVID-19] “Vaccine,” he wrote in a letter.

Schöfbeck estimates that “if these numbers are applied throughout the year, they apply to the entire German population,” “in Germany, perhaps 2.5 to 3 million people are treated for the side effects of vaccination.” I am. [COVID-19] vaccination. “

Schöfbeck then concluded, based on their data, that there are “significantly underreported side effects of vaccination” in Germany.

Another letter sent by BKK (pdf) It was suggested that the side effects of vaccination reported throughout Germany were at least 10 times more common than those reported by the Paul-Ehrlich Institute. report Wednesday’s Nordkurier newspaper.

Schöfbeck’s letter was also sent to the German Permanent Vaccination Commission and the German Medical Association.

The letter did not elaborate on the severity of the side effects, nor did it detail the breakdown of the symptoms or which vaccine caused the side effects.German drug regulators approved COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, NovaVax, Moderna.

Federal health authorities in the United States and Germany have emphasized that the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the potential risks.

The Paul Ehrlich Institute, the German Federal Health Agency that regulates vaccines and medicines, also claims on its website that the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are extremely rare. They list myocarditis, myocardial inflammation. Pericarditis, pericardial inflammation as a rare side effect associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

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