COVID-19 vaccine benefits exaggerated, say experts

… “100% protection” against death in the primary analysis of phase III trials

… one death in the placebo group and no deaths in the vaccinated group

… a relative reduction of 100% but the absolute reduction was 0.01%. (1/11,724 – 0/12,021)

… 6 month follow up data … Pfizer trial found there were 15 deaths in the vaccine group and 14 deaths in the placebo group [ New England J M ]

… “The trials did not show a reduction in deaths … The evidence was flimsy,”

… “the vaccines were highly effective in saving lives were wrong. The trials did not demonstrate this.”

… In the vaccine group, 8 out of 18,198 people had COVID-19 symptoms (0.04%) [ 2 – New England J M ]

… In the placebo group, 162 out of 18,325 people had COVID-19 symptoms (0.88%) [ 2 – New England J M ]

… a relative risk reduction (RRR) of 95% but an absolute risk reduction (ARR) of 0.84%

The Lancet compared the RRR of each vaccine to the ARR

… This, in essence, is a violation of the ethical and legal obligations of informed consent


                       New England J M


                     2 – New England J M


                    The Lancet