There Is No Evidence That Five People from Sveti Nikole Died or Are in Serious Health Conditions Due To the Vaccine
In the Covid-death statistics of the Institute of Public Health from 1 to 14 September, there are no registered persons from Sveti Nikole up to 45 years old. During this period, on September 14, a 66-year-old resident of Sveti Nikole died due to Covid and on September 6, a 57-year-old man died from the same city. These are the only two Covid-related deaths in the city in the last two weeks. Also, so far no one in MALMED (Agency for Drugs and Medical Devices which is responsible for receiving reports of side effects) has reported serious consequences after vaccination, or death
As panic and mystery spread at the beginning of the pandemic, that the families of the dead were offered money to register patients as Covid-deaths in the hospitals, that the hospitals offered money to the families for the funerals of the Covid-deaths, and now that vaccination is becoming an increasingly obvious reality, there are people who are trying in every way to denigrate it, to cause fear among the population and to persuade them not to get vaccinated.
The characteristic of such posts is that unverified information is placed just to cause panic. The post we are reviewing claims that 15 days ago, five of the authors’ friends aged 25 to 45 from Sveti Nikole were vaccinated, after which two of them died and three were in very bad condition. According to the report, they had never been ill before, but “fell for the propaganda and got vaccinated”.
It can be expected that as vaccination becomes more widespread, such unproven, retold stories in which there is insufficient information will intensify. Why did the people die, were they really vaccinated, did they really not have any accompanying diseases or comorbidities? Do they even exist? What does it mean that they are “in a serious health condition”? What caused that condition? Were they infected with the coronavirus or may have had some other medical condition? There is no answer to all these questions.
Also, there is no information in the post whether the people who are alleged to have died from the vaccine are vaccinated with the first dose or with the second dose. Moreover, immunity against Covid-19 in a single-dose vaccine does not develop instantly. A two-dose vaccine, on the other hand, takes at least two weeks after the second dose for the Pfizer vaccine, and at least 6 weeks for the Sinovac vaccine to activate antibodies in the body. It should not be overlooked that there are cases of immune breakdown, where even being vaccinated with two doses can get a coronavirus infection. However, the current knowledge is that in such a situation they will not have such a severe clinical picture and there are 20 times fewer chances of them dying.
In a situation where there is too little information in the post, just to say that those people were vaccinated and died (or are in serious health conditions) is not credible.
“Truthmeter” reviewed the statistics of deaths from Covid from 1 to 14 September and found that among the registered deaths at the Institute of Public Health there are no people from Sveti Nikole up to 45 years old. During this period, on September 14, a 66-year-old resident of Sveti Nikole died due to covid, and on September 6, a 57-year-old man died from the same city and for the last two weeks, these are the only two deaths in this city.
The side effects of the Coronavirus vaccines so far according to MALMED (Agency for Drugs and Medical Devices which is responsible for receiving reports of side effects) are within the limits of those described in the instructions for use. The side effects report form can be downloaded at this link. No one in MALMED has reported serious consequences after vaccination, or death.
Due to the above argumentation, we assess that there is no evidence that five people from Sveti Nikole died or are in serious health conditions due to the vaccine.