Weekly Stories about What’s Happening in Washington State and Stories of Interest to Washingtonians by Gerald Braude
In this newsletter:
- An Informed Life Radio references
- Adverse Events of Special Interest in Washington
November 4, 2022 Episode of An Informed Life Radio Notes and Links
- The Evidence for Treating Long–COVID Early treatments are available to reduce or inhibit the effects of viral infection from SARs-Cov-2, but recovery after the fact can be aided by hyperbaric oxygen — by Xavier Figueroa, PhD
- Home – Washington Civil Rights Council (wcrc.us)
- Be Brave Washington
- Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty – The Atlantic
Guest Andrea Gomez:
Adverse Events of Special Interest in Washington
The hottest news of last week was the public uproar about the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) not tracking the list of fifteen conditions their internal protocol for their V-Safe App lists as “Adverse Events of Special Interest.”
Individuals who use the V-Safe App on their Smart Phones after getting a COVID shot are not offered any check-boxes for the serious adverse events federal oversight agencies predicted could occur based on clinical trial results and known safety issues with the mRNA delivery platform, lipid nanoparticles, and more.
Instead, the V-Safe App only asks about minor and generalized reactions such as “Chills,” “Headache,” “Fatigue or tiredness,” and “Vomiting.” If users do want to report one of the known “Adverse Events of Special Interest,” they have to type it into a free-text field in that has a limited character count.
The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), which obtained the v-safe data through legal efforts, will continue to litigate in order to obtain the data from the v-safe free-text fields.
In the meantime, Washington residents are still stuck with CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Recording System (VAERS) as the only means for tracking these adverse events of special interest. By law, medical providers are required to report to this system, and the requirements are greater for the COVID shots. See this page at HHS for details. However, under-reporting is a well known serious issue, acknowledged by the CDC.