ICAN Bombshell: CDC withheld data showing 1 in 3 COVID vaccine recipients had adverse reaction

by Jacob Fuller

Lauren Dempsey, MS in Biomedicine and Law, RN, FISM News 


Newly released CDC data indicates that 1 in 3 individuals who received COVID-19 vaccinations between December 2020 and August 2022 reported missing school or work, the inability to perform normal daily activities, or needing medical care after receiving the jab.

Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) received the previously withheld data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under court order after ICAN filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The CDC had sought to keep the information from the public.

The data was collected from v-safe, the monitoring app implemented by the CDC that allowed its more than 10 million users to report any adverse events post-vaccination through text messages and web-based surveys.

The v-safe program collected information via “a limited set of check-the-box fields along with free-text fields to provide additional information.” The app asked users to check, if applicable to them, any of the 18 pre-specified symptoms.

However, the list only included common and minor symptoms such as pain, fatigue, headache, itching, and nausea. It did not include any of the more serious, even fatal, symptoms such as myocarditis, pericarditis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS), seizures, or transverse myelitis, even though the CDC had previously identified these as adverse events of special interest. To account for these events, users would need to use the free-text fields to submit information, which was limited to 250 characters.

The information provided in this part of the survey, which includes almost 6.5 million entries, has not been officially published by the CDC.

Aaron Siri, a lawyer for ICAN, told Just the News that the newly revealed CDC data is “one of the best and most compelling pieces of evidence supporting premeditated [wrongful] conduct.” Siri also tweeted that he would be “launching a multi-part substack regarding the CDC’s premier Covid-19 vaccine safety system: v-safe.”

Of the 10 million who used the v-safe app, almost 800,000 individuals required medical care from a physician, 1.3 million missed work or school, and another 1.2 million individuals were unable to perform normal activities. According to the data, of those requiring medical care 9.6% of eligible individuals older than 3 years old that were vaccinated required hospitalization, 15% went to the emergency room, and another 48.3% visited an urgent care facility.

For infants and children under age 3 who required medical care, hospitalizations were significantly lower at just under 2%. However, 65.5% went to urgent care for evaluation and 9.1% were seen in the emergency room.

Recipients of the Pfizer (1.4 million) and Moderna (1.6 million) vaccines made up nearly 90% of all people who reported adverse reactions on the app. Johnson and Johnson recipients (200,000) made up about 5.6% of those affected.

ICAN reported that the CDC continues to withhold data that is contradictory to the agency’s vaccination campaign. The agency even uses V-safe data to recommend mandated vaccination, claiming that the vaccines are “safe and effective,” despite having millions of reported adverse reactions.

This is not the first time the CDC has been discovered withholding information from the public on vaccine safety, efficacy, and durability. Earlier this year, CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund admitted that the agency was not publishing data over fears that it could be “misinterpreted,” adding that the information wasn’t ready for “primetime.” The agency’s recent habit of withholding important data from the public has caused many to lose faith in the CDC.

ICAN has been involved in several lawsuits to obtain information on COVID-19 vaccines’ safety and efficacy. The organization recently submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC demanding answers for why Americans were not given the same instructions as trial participants for COVID-19 vaccination.

Pfizer had very strict clinical trial protocols, which required men “to abstain from donating sperm and from heterosexual sex with women of childbearing potential unless they agreed to use a condom and a highly effective method of contraception for at least 28 days after their last shot.” All women of childbearing age were excluded “unless they were using an acceptable contraceptive method for at least 28 days after their last shot” and pregnant or breastfeeding women were excluded entirely from the trials.

Yet despite the group’s total exclusion from the trials, the CDC still recommends the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters — gender-neutral language included — for “people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or those who might become pregnant in the future.”

This exposes a worrisome trend in federal agencies, politicians, as well as pharmaceutical companies, who are encouraging vaccination to all eligible individuals aged 6 months and older. They are treating prevention with a one-size-fits-all approach, and completely disregarding or hiding potential adverse events in millions of Americans possibly caused by or linked to COVID-19 vaccines.