Nurse Testifies "More Children Are Dying From The COVID Vaccine Than From COVID Itself"
Colette Martin, R.N., has been a practicing nurse for 17 years in Louisiana. On December 6, 2021 she testified to Louisiana state lawmakers that her hospital is witnessing blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, encephalopathy and heart arrhythmia following COVID-19 vaccination yet hospital staff are failing to report anything to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Martin testified (full video testimony at bottom of article) that in her hospital when it comes to COVID vaccines and children:
"As of now, we have more children that died from the COVID vaccine than COVID itself. And then for the Health Department to come out and say the new variant has all the side effects of the vaccine reactions we're currently seeing now, it’s maddening, and I don’t understand why more people don’t see it. I think they do, but they fear speaking out and, even worse, being fired."
Colette Martin, R.N.
While this is her perspective and she did not share the data to back up her claims, we can only assume that what her and her hospital staff are seeing is genuine. However, it would be meaningful to capture some of the hospital data to back up her claims. Until that data arrives, all reading should take this with a grain of salt and encourage the releasing of data.
That said, Martin's claim represents something anyone who has been genuinely following COVID data and vaccine data would have hypothesized. Given the incredibly small size of the Pfizer vaccine trial used to approve COVID vaccines for children, there is no possible way death rates could have been picked up as the trial only involved approximately 2000 kids.
When considering whether a vaccine is useful, and not worse than the intervention used to treat that illness, one must look at the rate of death within various demographics. Since the start of the pandemic, the CDC claims that in the age group children 0 - 18 years old, 823 people have died of COVID. With 250 dying ages 0 - 4 years old. This represents an almost immeasurable death rate as it's so small.
I invite you to keep in mind the following. A study from July 2021 by John P.A. Ioannidis concluded that your chances of dying from COVID if you are infected with it, in the following age groups is:
0-19 = 0.0027%
20-29 = 0.014%
30-39 = 0.031%
40-49 = 0.082%
50-59 = 0.27%
60-69 = 0.59%
70+ = 2.4%
These numbers represent infection fatality rates, and it means that for the age group in question, the chances of dying from COVID is almost non existent.
When it comes to vaccine related deaths and injuries, the CDC recommends that any adverse event from vaccination be reported to VAERS, this is their literal guideline. However, the CDC does not follow up nor look at any of the cases reported in VAERS.
“The majority of our nurses, nurse managers and some doctors do not even know what VAERS is,” I’ve spoken to our chief medicine managers and other nurses on why we’re not reporting to VAERS, and the most common response is: ‘What is VAERS?’”
Colette Martin, R.N.
Further, legacy media outlets have claimed that VAERS is being 'weaponized' by "antivaxxers" to scare people out of getting vaccinations. The reality is, VAERS is the only reporting tool that exists in the US to capture signals of a dangerous vaccine product.
Here are a few headlines that show the distorted approach 'news' organizations take in casting doubt on VAERS data. A system created and monitored by the CDC.
With a large amount of medical professionals not even knowing what VAERS is, and the legacy media invalidating the only public system the government has set up to monitor vaccine injury, Martin's concerns, although perhaps anecdotal, need to be considered.
“This is not just where I work. I know many nurses, friends, and other local hospitals in Southeast Louisiana that say the same thing... it’s maddening, and I don’t understand why more people don’t see it. I think they do, but they fear speaking out and, even worse, being fired."
Colette Martin, R.N.
As a journalist it has been incredibly frustrating to see the illogical and evidence-less decisions and statements scientists, doctors, politicians and other journalists have been making during the COVID pandemic. Basic facts are being ignored and held back.
It's equally challenging to hear friends of Big Pharma like Dr. Anthony Fauci claim that 'It would be a good idea to vaccinate the children" when no science supports this idea.
I've often stated that the average independent journalist who is investigating these subject areas intensely are actually more knowledgable about them than the 'experts' that appear on CNN or in The New York Times. In fact, in many cases they are more knowledgable than the 'experts' that are called upon by fact checkers to debunk real truths written by these journalists. Yet the average viewer just assumes the doctor or scientist appearing in legacy media must be right. In many cases, they are out of their depth.
This has done a great deal to create a problem of public awareness and the ability for an individual to see reality such as the risk/ benefit ratio of COVID vaccines. Instead the public is not only believing in things that are simply not true, but also promoting the lies, and disowning those who question them.
“We are sacrificing our children for fear of maybe dying of a virus with a 99% survival rate,”
Colette Martin, R.N.
So when people bring up the question of underreporting with vaccine injuries, we are now seeing where it comes from. the important question then becomes how common is underreporting of vaccine injuries?
In a grant final report titled “Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS)” from 2011, the authors Ross Lazarus, Michael Klompas, and Steve Bernstein report that:
“Preliminary data were collected from June 2006 through October 2009 on 715,000 patients, and 1.4 million doses (of 45 different vaccines) were given to 376,452 individuals. Of these doses, 35,570 possible reactions (2.6 percent of vaccinations) were identified. This is an average of 890 possible events, an average of 1.3 events per clinician, per month. These data were presented at the 2009 AMIA conference.
Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events
and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed.”
Since this report was finalized in 2011, the US government has known they have no reliable reporting system for vaccine injury, yet they have done nothing to improve the system or create a new one. Why?
As a side, and to reiterate, the only meaningful data returned so far from accurate vaccine reporting comes from Pfizer’s most recent interim report, where records show the Pfizer vaccine causes ‘severe adverse events’ in about 1.2% of those who received the vaccine.
Pfizer trial data from a recent Freedom of Information request states that serious adverse events can be facial paralysis otherwise known as Bell’s palsy, spontaneous abortion, heart attacks, myocarditis, seizures, brain hemorrhage etc.
Given these data points, no one can say with any form of certainty how common severe reactions are, making it a difficult topic to report on and discuss. To say vaccine events are ‘extremely rare’ would be inaccurate and disingenuous – because it can’t be known.
There is a clear signal from VAERS that needs assessment. For this reason, I wish legacy media outlets and politicians would stop lying about vaccine adverse events being rare, for all we know, they are not.
This is also why the belief that things are black and white when it comes to the safety of vaccines, and that “the science is settled,” continues to be legitimately challenged in many ways. Yet pro-vaccine advocates continually use ridicule and labels like “antivax conspiracy theory” in order to paint the perception that there are no issues.
What is causing us to be so divided? Have we lost our sense of connection with one another? Are we incapable of looking at facts and evidence and having a grounded conversation? Or is propaganda and politicization of COVID going cause hundreds, thousands or even 10 of thousands of children to die needlessly at the hands of vaccines?