A research article published in the prestigious medical journal BMJ has revealed that the U.S. government keeps a private database for reported vaccine injuries.
According to the report by journalist Jennifer Block, the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) consists of a public database that only includes the initial report of a suspected vaccine injury case and a private “back end system” that contains “all updates and corrections—such as a formal diagnosis, recovery, or death.”
VAERS is co-operated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a public reporting system where everyone can submit a report of a suspected side effect caused by a vaccine. Block writes that all information about a case submitted after the initial reports are kept in a separate, private system, a fact that was reportedly confirmed by an FDA official.
The BMJ article tells the story of rheumatologist Patrick Whelan, who submitted a VAERS report for one of his patients, a 7-year-old boy who suffered a cardiac arrest and was admitted to the hospital after receiving a COVID shot. The boy eventually died in the hospital, and Whelan wanted to update his report but found that “there was no mechanism for [updating] it.”