More Documented Cases of COVID Vaccine Injury in Canadian Forces Than COVID Hospitalizations

Military notes post-vaccination hospitalizations down, lawyers concerned vaccine injuries outstrip COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to figures provided to the Epoch Times by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the military has recorded 324 side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine, 23 of which are considered serious. The total number of military hospitalizations due to COVID-19 itself is 16.

A total of 192,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to military personnel, with 324 “adverse post-immunization events” (AEFIs) reported, according to the CAF.

CAF spokesperson Alicia Gagnon said 23 cases reported to Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) are AEFIs of Special Interest (AESI) since the immunization campaign began in January 2021. The CAF said in an e-mail that it had determined that

“Seven were anaphylactoid in nature. Nine had suspected pericarditis/myocarditis. Three had Bell’s palsy and one shared features of Guillain-Barre syndrome.” said Gagnon.

“Other reported cases of serious AEFI included 1 pulmonary embolism, 1 deep vein thrombosis, and 1 myelitis/transversal myelitis.”

Gagnon added that there have been no deaths from the COVID-19 vaccination.

The CAF relaxed its mandate for vaccines in October, but kept it for its operational role. According to a memo obtained by The Epoch Times in his November, Intentions of the Royal Canadian Navy Mandatory boosters for sailors stationed at sea.

As of the end of September, 96% of CAF members had received their first two doses and about 67% had received at least three doses, said Department of Defense (DND) spokesperson Jessica Lamirande. told the Epoch Times.

Hospitalization for COVID-19

According to the CAF, the total number of military members hospitalized with COVID-19 disease itself is 16.

“From the beginning of the pandemic to today, the CAF medical system has tracked 16 CAF members who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 and no one has died from COVID-19,” Lamirande said. say.

These numbers include members of both regular and reserve forces, as well as deployed personnel.

“Of the 16 hospitalizations, only three have occurred since July 2021, when most CAF members had the opportunity to receive a full primary series of COVID-19 vaccine,” added Ramiland.

The 13 hospitalizations from the start of the pandemic in early 2020 through July 2021 are below the 23 serious vaccine injury incidents the military has acknowledged from July 2021 to date.

Further analysis should consider a number of factors, including increases in general population infections and hospitalizations during different waves of disease, including after July 2021, the role of innate immunity, and the age and health of military personnel. . .

DND spokesperson Derek Abma said that due to privacy reasons, he could not provide information about the age or pre-existing medical conditions of hospitalized individuals.

Age and pre-existing medical conditions are the two main risk factors for COVID-19. The CAF demographic is mostly young individuals and in good health.

“Out number”

Valor Law attorney Katherine Christensen, who specializes in cases involving the CAF, told the Epoch Times that the CAF “deliberately” prevented this reporting or assigned other diagnoses to the injuries, thus denying the visibility of the injured vaccine. He said it was restricted.

“We know that the number of injured vaccines appears to be significantly higher than the number of serious illnesses from COVID in the CAF,” says Christensen.

“Vaccine injuries have changed the lives of those affected.”

Christensen said the vaccine mandate not only injured “hundreds” of members, but also “disrupted the lives of thousands”, with severe COVID illness leading to the hospitalization of only a few members. says.

Veterans Affairs Canada would not provide compensation for injuries from the vaccine, even though the injections were required, she said, and she is currently working on a lawsuit on the matter.

“I don’t want anyone to admit it”

The Epoch Times spoke with several current or recently retired CAF members who say they have suffered post-vaccination adverse events or have been aware of issues being discussed in their ranks.

One veteran who says he’s at his best was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacks nerve cells.

Symptoms began to appear shortly after receiving the second mRNA injection, he says. He consulted several doctors before an army doctor realized he might be suffering from Guillain-Barré.

The veteran says he was hospitalized for several weeks and was completely paralyzed, but no doctor says his condition was caused by the vaccine.

The Epoch Times saw a letter from his current doctor stating that the syndrome was likely caused by vaccination with temporary chain reaction.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is Are known ~ side Effects of COVID-19 vaccination.Health Canada website Links to the COVID-19 viral vector vaccine, but not to the mRNA vaccine.

Ross Wightman, one of the first Canadians receive Payment from Canada’s Vaccine Injury Assistance Program for suffering Guillain Valley after receiving Oxford AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

One active-duty soldier, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Us that he developed a 5-centimeter tumor on his thyroid within two months of being vaccinated. He had to have the tumor removed, along with half of his thyroid.

The Epoch Times provided photos documenting the tumor and the aftermath of the surgery.

He says military doctors didn’t admit that the vaccine could have caused it. [They] I’d rather just avoid it.

the study Have showed that COVID-19 vaccination caused rare cases of thyroid dysfunction or disease.

something like that studyVaccines (14.5%) published March 2022 in Journal of Endocrinological Investigation.

Eight types of dysfunction have been reported, including subacute thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.

Another active-duty soldier who wants to protect his identity told The Epoch Times that his physical fitness was “top-notch” before receiving the injections, but after receiving the injections he suffered from many debilitating symptoms, including symptoms of loss of motor skills. He said he developed problems: neuropathy radiating from the injection site, and significant cardiovascular health complications.

The CAF “reluctantly” admitted that some of these problems could be attributed to vaccination because of temporary connections, he said. I was unable to fly or do any physical exercise because of my health problem.

The soldier said the CAF did not adequately respond to his injuries and did not properly report them to the PHAC. The Epoch Times looked at the soldier’s medical records.

One retired Air Force pilot said he noticed 28 pilots or crew members grounded for medical conditions while on duty, compared with the normal four per year.

“When the squadron reported back, I sat in my briefs and said about the massive increase in PCAT [permanent medical categories]No one was told why,” said the retired pilot, whose identity is being protected to prevent repercussions on his current career.

Permanent medical conditions usually mean that they are likely not the result of the temporary COVID-19 illness itself.

Noe Chartier


Noé Chartier is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Montreal. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret