Scientists are calling for suspension of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine among the elderly following the deaths of 23 people in Norway
Following the deaths of 23 Norwegians who died after receiving the first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Chinese scientists and health experts are now asking that death incident in Norway should be assessed cautiously to understand whether the death was caused by vaccines or other preexisting conditions of these individuals, according to a report by China’s Global Times.
Meanwhile, Israel’s equivalent of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Nachman Ash, is casting doubt on Pfizer’s claims saying that the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine offers less protection against COVID-19 than the drugmaker originally claimed.
As noted on Friday, Norwegian authorities reported on Friday report that twenty-three people have died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with 13 of those deaths — all nursing home patients — apparently related to the side effects of the shots, Norwegian health officials said. As of Saturday, January 16, a total number of 29 people have died, among people over the age of 75 who’ve had their first COVID-19 vaccination shot.
In a Friday interview with the Global Times, Yang Zhanqiu, a virologist from Wuhan University, said that the death incident, if proven to be caused by the vaccines, showed that the effect of the Pfizer vaccine and other mRNA vaccines is not as good as expected, as the main purpose of mRNA vaccines is to heal patients.
Another Beijing-based immunologist, who requested anonymity, also told the Global Times on Friday that the world should suspend the use of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine represented by Pfizer, as this new technology has not proven safety in large-scale use or in preventing any infectious diseases. He added:
“Older people, especially those over 80, should not be recommended to receive any COVID-19 vaccine.”
Now, it turns the death is not limited to just Norway. In another disturbing news, The Epoch Times’ Zachary Stieber reports today, January 16, that 55 people in the United States have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports submitted to a federal system. Unlike the deaths reported in Norway, Epoch Times said the reported deaths occurred among people receiving both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, according to information gathered from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
“Fifty-five people in the United States have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports submitted to a federal system. Deaths have occurred among people receiving both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, according to the reports.”
Epoch Times said that in some cases, patients died within days of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
“One man, a 66-year-old senior home resident in Colorado, was sleepy and stayed in bed a day after getting Moderna’s vaccine. Early the next morning, on Christmas Day, the resident “was observed in bed lying still, pale, eyes half open and foam coming from mouth and unresponsive,” the VAERS report states. “He was not breathing and with no pulse.”
In another case, Epoch Times said:
“In another case, a 93-year-old South Dakota man was injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 4 around 11 a.m. About two hours later, he said he was tired and couldn’t continue with the physical therapy he was doing any longer. He was taken back to his room, where he said his legs felt heavy. Soon after, he stopped breathing. A nurse declared a do-not-resuscitate order.”
The Epoch Times reached out to Moderna and Pfizer but the two companies did not respond to requests for comment. Epoch Times added that Abigail Capobianco, a spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), told The Epoch Times via email, “Any reports of death following the administration of vaccines are promptly and rigorously investigated jointly by FDA” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
However, Pfizer told other news outlets in a statement that no evidence currently shows a link between the death and its vaccine.
“Pfizer and BioNTech are aware of the death of a health care professional 16 days after receiving a first dose of BNT162b2,” Pfizer said in a statement. “It is a highly unusual clinical case of severe thrombocytopenia, a condition that decreases the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding.”