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June 22, 2021

Wendy Bell Misuses VAERS Numbers. Again.

Oy, Wendy!  Again with the VAERS numbers!

We've danced this dance before, haven't we?

There's a reason why you get flagged by the FB fact checkers every time you misuse the VAERS numbers.

It's because you're misusing VAERS numers, Wendy.

How do I know?

Glad you asked.

Here's the CDC's disclaimer regarding the VAERS numbers:

VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to VAERS. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.

How do you miss it? If you were actually searching through the CDC website for this data, you'd have to click through an acknowledgement of the above disclaimer. This one:

It's actually from the same page as the text I copied.

But you're not doing that, are you Wendy? You're not getting your VAERS numbers directly from the CDC/VAERS webpage, are you?

You're getting it from this page, aren't you? 

The National Vaccine Information Center and according to the Washington Post, it's the nation's oldest anti-vaccine advocacy group.

Don't look now, Wendy. But I think your anti-science, anti-vaccine bra strap is showing.

In any event, this is old news. Wendy posts VAERS numbers, gets flagged as "misleading" by the Facebook fact checkers, snowflakes on about being unfairly tagged as a "science denier" (which she totally is) and then does the same thing in a day or so.

Rinse, lather, repeat.

Ah, the classics.