Normally I have been a fan of Dr. John Campbell's videos, but here he takes a more anti-Pfizer vaccine position with a conspiracy theory tone. I'm kind of disappointed because I took him to be a reliable source of information.
In response to his video, I wrote the following comment:
It is irresponsible to say that the 1,223 deaths were due to vaccination. Reportedly, anyone can submit an adverse event whether it was caused by the vaccine or not. Two out of every 100,000 vaccinated people got myocarditis, but 20 to 30% of the people hospitalized with COVID-19 developed heart problems.
The purpose of the adverse event reporting system is to determine if adverse events occur beyond what would be normal. During the vaccine trial, 6 people died, mostly from cardiac events, and 4 of those deaths came from the placebo group. https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-pfizer-health-concerns/fact-check-clarifying-claims-around-pfizer-vaccine-deaths-and-side-effects-idUSKBN28K2R6
However, let us take the 1,223 death number at face value for a moment. From what I can tell, by the end of February 2021, 20% of American adults were vaccinated. That's around 51 million people, mostly older people from which we could expect some deaths regardless. If 1,223 died from vaccination, then that is 1 out of 41,700. However, the risk from COVID is greater with 1 out of 333 Americans dying from the disease.
It appeared as if my comment to the video was posted and then deleted within seconds. I don't understand this unless some automatic filter is eliminating my comment. I tried a couple of more times and got the same result.
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