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German Insurer Sees Staggering Rise in Adverse Effects from Covid-19 Vaccines
Approximately 11 million people are insured by the Techniker Krankenkasse. 473,593 cases of medical treatment resulting from vaccination thus amounts to around one in every 23 people insured.
According to a response to an official request for information from the German Techniker Krankenkasse insurer, the number of billed cases of vaccine-related adverse effects needing medical treatment skyrocketed in 2021 compared with 2019 and 2020. The request relates to four diagnostic codes:
T.88.0: Infection following immunization
T.88.1: Other complications after immunization
U.12.9: Adverse effects after Covid-19 immunization
Y.59.9: Complications due to vaccines or biological substances
In 2019, the total number of payouts was 13,777. In 2020 it was 15,044. In 2021 the total number was 437,593. This is more than thirty-fold the average for those four codes in 2019-2020, a 2,937% increase.
Number of payouts by the Techniker Krankenkasse related to codes T.88.0, T.88.1, U.12.9 and Y.59.9 by quarter
More precisely, it is the T.88.1 – Other complications after immunization (67% of the total), and U.12.9 – Adverse effects after Covid-19 immunization (32% of the total), that are spiking. The latter code of course has no data for the prior years, but close to 150 thousand incidences in 2021. The Covid-19 vaccinations are the only obvious explanation for the spike in the first one.
Approximately 11 million people are insured by the Techniker Krankenkasse. 473,593 cases of medical treatment resulting from vaccination thus amounts to around one in every 23 people insured. The rate for 2019 and 2020 is one in every 760 people.
The vaccination effort against Covid-19 is unprecedented in its scale and thus a rise in the number of adverse effects is to be expected. But what should be expected? We can try to correct for the difference in scale by comparing the Covid-19 vaccination effort with vaccination for other diseases. As the German total numbers are not easy to come by, we approximate this by using worldwide estimates. In 2017 the WHO estimates 2.7 billion vaccine doses were administered worldwide. In 2021 57,7% of the world population had received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines, which amounts to about 4.55 billion people. From this we may conclude the number of persons vaccinated against Covid-19 last year was about 1.7 times the number otherwise vaccinated against other diseases. Thus, assuming the number of people vaccinated against other diseases stayed the same, the number vaccinated in total against any disease in 2021 was 2.7-fold the earlier number. Correcting for this difference we get an elevenfold increase in adverse effects needing medical treatment. This is a rough estimate, but gives us some idea of the actual rate.
Last February a board member of another German insurance company, BKK Provita, Andreas Schöfbeck, informed the Paul Ehrlich Institute of a tenfold rise in incidence rate of adverse effects among the company‘s clients, due to the Covid-19 vaccines. Schöfbeck was promptly fired from the company after his disclosure.
The US VAERS database shows a 35 fold increase in reported vaccine-related deaths in 2021 compared with 2019. In 2021 Iceland saw a 160-fold increase in reports of all adverse effects from vaccination against 2019. In July this year, 40 the Icelandic National Health Insurance had received 40 applications for damages after Covid-19 vaccination, approximately out of every 8,000 vaccinated.
Recent studies of excess mortality and adverse effects indicate the mRNA vaccines especially, provide limited if any benefit. Dr. Martin Kulldorff, former professor at Harvard Medical School, member of the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and a former member of the Vaccine Safety Subgroup of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices concluded in an article in July that the benefits for working age people were unclear and that those among the elderly only „may benefit“ from the vaccines.
The new German numbers only add to already rising concerns regarding Covid-19 vaccines. Especially with the now prevalent and much milder Omicron variant, indications that vaccination increases infection and hospitalization rates rather than decreasing them, surges in all-cause mortality that in many instances seems related to booster campaigns, continuing to inject, especially younger people is highly irresponsible, if not criminal. And now, a few weeks after Danish health authorities banned the vaccination of children below the age of 18, new Thai research indicates as many as one in three teenagers suffer from heart-related problems following mRNA vaccination.
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