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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:05 PM
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18. You can always tell an alarmist site...
when they take raw VAERS data and draw conclusions based on it.

VAERS is intended to be a vast collection of POTENTIAL vaccine-related events. Reports submitted to it are not verified.

From the VAERS site itself (http://vaers.hhs.gov/info.htm ):

When evaluating data from VAERS, it is important to note that for any reported event, no cause and effect relationship has been established. VAERS is interested in all potential associations between vaccines and adverse events. Therefore, VAERS collects data on any adverse event following vaccination, be it coincidental or truly caused by a vaccine. The report of an adverse event to VAERS is not documentation that a vaccine caused the event.

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While some events reported to VAERS are truly caused by vaccines, others may be related to an underlying disease or condition, to drugs being taken concurrently, or may occur by chance shortly after a vaccine was administered.
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