Much of the data available on the safety of Covid-19 vaccinations comes from the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) which releases a weekly safety report on the vaccination. This report focuses on what is termed an AEFI (Adverse Effect Following Immunisation). According to the World Health Organisation, Module 3: Adverse Events Following Immunization, “The adverse effect may be any unfavourable or unintended sign, abnormal laboratory finding, symptom or disease.” This could mean anything from a minor headache to far more severe consequences.
These statistics put out by the AEFI as of August 15 2021 shows a reporting rate of 3.3 per 1000 doses, meaning that out of all those who received the vaccine, only 0.33% gave a report.
This totals to 50,597 reports of an AEFI received out of 15,341,039 total doses administered (50,597 people reported receiving an adverse effect).
This may seem like a small amount, but there could be reasons to suspect that these numbers may not reflect the reality of the situation.
Before continuing it must be noted that much of this article is drawn from a video made by Morgan C Jonas. As Morgan makes clear in the video, his statements are his opinion and are not intended to be taken as conclusive fact. This article also contains opinions from the author of this article which likewise are not intended to be taken as conclusive fact. Which opinions are Morgan’s and which opinions belong to this article’s author will be made clear. When a statement is classified as ‘my’ opinion, it is the opinion of the author alone and is not intended to be attributed to Morgan. Any opinions expressed by the author of this article are not necessarily held by Morgan and should not be attributed to him unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Also, note that an AEFI is not necessarily caused by the Covid-19 vaccination. They are merely unintended adverse effects reported after receiving the vaccination and may derive from other factors not caused by the vaccination.
With that made clear, we can continue.
According to Morgan, while the number of AEFIs may appear low at first glance, this is the result of a misinterpretation of the statistics and not an actual reflection of the actual danger of the vaccination.
In contrast, AusVax Safety reported on August 16 that out of 2,407,369, 45.7% reported experiencing an AEFI. According to Morgan, if you factor in the number of people who received two doses of the vaccine, the current number could reasonably be interpreted to be 7,010,855 AEFIs.
Morgan further notes that there has not been much encouragement for people to report adverse effects, with political figures such as Daniel Andrews, Scott Morrison, and Greg Hunt not taking steps to encourage those experiencing AEFIs to report their experiences.
In my opinion, due to the lack of public encouragement for vaccinated people to report their AEFIs, it is possible that many people who have experienced such AEFIs might not have considered reporting what happened to them. Likewise, they may have not understood how important reporting AEFIs could be in allowing people to make informed decisions over whether or not to take the vaccination.
Following his previous statements, Morgan concludes that the TGA weekly safety report is not comprehensive and gives scope for misinterpretation.
In my opinion, this scope for misinterpretation could lead people to have a false sense of security when taking the vaccination and not consider the potential side effects which could arise from taking the vaccine. In my opinion, this prevents them from making informed decisions about whether or not to take the vaccine if they either misinterpreted that data or were convinced by others who misread the data.
In conclusion, if the data from the TGA are presented to you to encourage you to take the vaccination, I believe that you should take the preceding into consideration. In my opinion, this data does not reflect the whole story about the vaccination and should only be considered with a grain of salt when weighing up the risk of the Covid-19 vaccination.
The team at the Morgan C Jonas report is currently working on analysing the data about the Covid-19 vaccination and will be publishing it in written form at mcjreport.com. Morgan will also be talking more about this topic on the MCJ Report in the future.