At least 3,300 people died after receiving the coronavirus vaccine in the United States from late December 2020 to April 23, 2021, Fox News Channel reports.
FOX News host Tucker Carlson, on his program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” wondered how many Americans have died after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. He noted that those who have not yet been vaccinated are under great public pressure. At the same time, people hardly know much about the potential risks of vaccination.
The presenter cited statistics that more than 160 million Americans get a flu shot each flu season. And each year a “relatively small number” of people die after these vaccinations. Specifically, he said, 203 people died in 2019.
Carlson then correlated these numbers to death rates after the COVID-19 vaccination. He cited data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which is administered by the CDC and FDA.
“Between late December 2020 and last month, a total of 3,362 people appear to have died after receiving COVID vaccines in the United States; 3,362 is an average of 30 people each day. By the way, the reporting period ended on April 23,” the presenter stated.
There is no data for the period after that date. Carlson suggested that after that, another 360 people died in 12 days. This brings the number of deaths after the coronavirus vaccination to 3,722.
Carlson added, however, that “the actual number is almost certainly much higher.” He did not fail to note that VAERS has been heavily criticized over the years. In particular, some critics have argued that the system understates the statistics on the negative effects of vaccination.
For example, a report sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2010 claimed that VAERS actually reports only “less than one percent of adverse vaccine effects.”