More documented cases of COVID vaccine injuries in Canadian military than COVID hospitalizations

More documented cases of COVID vaccine injuries in Canadian military than COVID hospitalizations

Army notes decline in hospitalization after vaccination, while attorney is concerned vaccine injuries outnumber COVID-19 hospitalizations

Figures provided by the Canadian Armed Forces (cost and freight) to The Epoch Times show that the military has recorded 324 adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination, with 23 considered serious. The total number of hospitalizations in the forces due to COVID-19 itself is 16.

According to CAF, a total of 192,000 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered to the military, with 324 cases of “adverse events after immunization” (AEFI).

Of these, CAF considered that 23 were AEFIs of special interest (AESI) that were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in January 2021, the spokeswoman for CAF said in an email. CAF, Alicia Gagnon.

“Seven were anaphylaxis in nature; nine with suspected pericarditis/myocarditis; three were Bell’s palsy and one shared features with Guillain-Barre syndrome,” Gagnon said.

“Examples of other reported serious AEFIs included pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and myelitis/transverse myelitis.”

Gagnon added that there have been no deaths from the COVID-19 vaccine.

CAF relaxed its vaccine mandate in October, but has kept it for operational functions. A memo obtained by The Epoch Times in November indicated that the Royal Canadian Navy intends demand reinforcements for outstanding sailors at sea.

As of the end of September, 96 percent of CAF members had received the first two doses and about 67 percent had received at least three doses, Department of National Defense (DND) spokeswoman Jessica Lamirande.

Hospitalization COVID-19

The total number of members of the armed forces who have been hospitalized for the COVID-19 disease itself is 16, specifies the CAF.

“Since the start of the pandemic to date, CAF’s health system has tracked 16 CAF affiliates who were hospitalized for COVID-19 and none have died from COVID-19,” says Lamirande.

These numbers include members of both the Regular Force and the Reserve Force, and also deployed personnel.

“Of the 16 hospitalizations, only 3 have occurred since July 2021, at which time most CAF members would have had the opportunity to receive a complete primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine,” added Lamirande.

The 13 hospitalization cases from the start of the pandemic in early 2020 through July 2021 are down from 23, the number of serious vaccine injury incidents recognized by the military from July 2021 to the present.

A more detailed analysis should take into account a number of factors, such as the increase in infections and hospitalizations in the general population during different waves of the disease, even after July 2021, as well as the role of natural immunity and age and the health conditions of the members of the army. .

DND spokesman Derek Abma said the department was unable to provide information about the ages of people hospitalized and whether they had pre-existing medical conditions, for privacy reasons.

Age and pre-existing conditions are the two main risk factors for COVID-19. CAF’s demographics are mostly young people in good health.

‘Outnumber’

Attorney Catherine Christensen of Valor Law, a firm that specializes in cases involving CAF, told The Epoch Times that she has limited visibility into vaccine injuries because CAF “deliberately” prevents this reporting or assigns other diagnoses to injuries.

“I know that vaccine injuries seem to outnumber serious COVID illnesses in CAF by a wide margin,” says Christensen.

“Vaccine injuries have changed the lives of those affected.”

Christensen says the vaccine mandate has not only injured “hundreds” of members, it has also caused “chaos in the lives of thousands,” as severe COVID illness led to the hospitalization of only a few members.

Veterans Affairs Canada will not provide compensation for vaccine injuries even though the injections were mandatory, she says, noting that she is currently working on a lawsuit on that issue.

“No one wants to admit it”

The Epoch Times spoke with several current or recently retired CAF members who say they have experienced adverse events after vaccination, or were aware of the issue being discussed in the ranks.

A veteran who claims to be in top shape has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacks nerve cells.

Symptoms began to appear shortly after receiving his second injection of mRNA, he says. She consulted several doctors before a military doctor realized that she might be suffering from Guillain-Barré.

The veteran says he spent weeks hospitalized and completely paralyzed, but no doctor would say his condition was caused by the vaccine.

The Epoch Times saw a letter from his current doctor saying the syndrome was likely caused by vaccination due to the time link.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a known side effect of vaccination against COVID-19. Health Canada in your website it links it to COVID-19 viral vector vaccines but not mRNA ones.

Ross Wightman, one of the first Canadians to to receive a payment from the Canada Vaccine Injury Support Program, sustained by Guillain-Barré after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

An active-duty soldier who spoke on condition of anonymity told this publication that he developed a 5-centimeter tumor on his thyroid gland within two months of receiving the vaccine. The tumor had to be removed, along with half of his thyroid.

The Epoch Times received images documenting the tumor and the aftermath of the surgery.

He says that the military doctors did not recognize that the vaccine could have caused it. “Nobody wants to admit it. [They] I would just prefer to avoid it.

Studies to have indicated that vaccination against COVID-19 has caused rare cases of thyroid dysfunction or disease.

one of such to studypublished in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation in March 2022, says that among the 83 cases reported, the majority of cases of thyroid abnormalities were observed after vaccination with mRNA-based vaccines (68.7%), followed by vaccines of viral vectors (15.7%) and the inactivated ones. vaccines (14.5 percent).

Eight types of dysfunction were documented, including subacute thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.

Another active-duty soldier who wishes his identity to be protected told The Epoch Times that he was “top notch” in physical condition before receiving the injections, but after receiving the injections he developed a series of debilitating problems including symptoms of loss of motor strength, neuropathy radiating from the injection site, and significant cardiovascular complications.

CAF “reluctantly” acknowledged that some of these problems could have been attributed to vaccination due to a temporal link, it said. He was placed in a temporary medical category that prevents him from flying due to heart problems and physical exertion.

The soldier says that the CAF did not react adequately to his injuries and did not adequately report them to the PHAC. The Epoch Times saw the soldier’s medical records.

A retired air force pilot said that while he was active, he knew of 28 pilots or crew members who had been grounded due to medical conditions, while the norm was 4 per year.

“I sat on the report, when it was reported from the squads, of the huge increase in PCAT. [permanent medical categories]. No one said why,” said the retired driver, whose identity is being protected to prevent an impact on his current career.

Permanent medical conditions would imply that they were probably not the result of the COVID-19 illness itself, which would normally be temporary.

Noah Chartier

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Noé Chartier is a reporter for The Epoch Times who lives in Montreal. Twitter: @NCartierET Get: @nchartieret

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