To the Editor: Put up or shut up

The September 24 edition of The News Review quotes Debbie Taliaferro perpetuating the lie, “More deaths from the COVID vaccine than from all of the vaccines from the last thirty years.”

That lie has gone unchallenged for too long. It is baseless. The misguided people who make that statement never back it up with attributable sources.

I opened this with Put Up or Shut Up. Here’s my Put. This information comes from the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( The Food and Drug Administration requires healthcare providers in the United States and DC to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to be been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause. Note that VAERS accepts reports of any adverse event following any vaccination — ANY adverse event.

Here are the numbers. More than 386 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through September 20, 2021.

The CDC then collected information from all the United States and the District of Columbia and came up with this FACT: “A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records, has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines. Read that again. NO deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccines. NONE.

And, of course, the conspiracy theorists, (like the ones that say Armstrong didn’t land on the moon), are going to say the CDC, the FDA, the VAERS, and the 985,026 actively licensed physicians in the US are all lying when they report that NO deaths have been caused by the 389,000,000 vaccines that have been jabbed into arms.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP that vaccines are deadly.


Story First Published: 2021-10-01