Hospital Whistleblower Exposes VAERS Non-Reporting

I got this story from CTH. The source is the lawyer for Deborah Conrad, a Physician Assistant at Rochester Regional Hospital in New York. The lawyer, Aaron Siri, has a substack called Injecting Freedom, and that’s what I’m quoting. Here’s the basic shape of the case as outlined by Siri:

A concerned Physician Assistant, Deborah Conrad, convinced her hospital to carefully track the Covid-19 vaccination status of every patient admitted to her hospital. The result is shocking.

As Ms. Conrad has detailed, her hospital serves a community in which less than 50% of the individuals were vaccinated for Covid-19 but yet, during the same time period, approximately 90% of the individuals admitted to her hospital were documented to have received this vaccine.

These patients were admitted for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to COVID-19 infections. Even more troubling is that there were many individuals who were young, many who presented with unusual or unexpected health events, and many who were admitted months after vaccination.

One would think that after an association was identified by a healthcare professional, our health authorities would at least review this finding, right? Sadly, when Ms. Conrad reached out to health authorities herself, she was ignored. My firm then sent a letter to the CDC and FDA on July 19, 2021 on Ms. Conrad’s behalf (see letter below), yet neither agency has responded. Even worse, when doctors came to Ms. Conrad for assistance with filing VAERS report for their patients, the hospital prohibited her from filing these reports.

If you follow the link to above you’ll find an hour long interview with Conrad as well as copies of the letters that Siri sent to the hospital as well as to the CDC and FDA. This is an excerpt from the letter to the hospital:

In the case of vaccines that are not yet FDA licensed and approved and are only in use whilst their clinical trials progress, pursuant to emergency use authorization, certainly as healthcare providers, you understand the importance of reporting all adverse events presenting to a hospital following vaccination.

When Ms. Conrad observed that serious adverse events directly following initial use of COVID-19 vaccinations were not being reported to VAERS, she volunteered to submit the necessary reports to VAERS on her colleagues’ behalf. Ms. Conrad was doing so after her paid shifts ended because she understands the critical importance of the task. In response, the Hospital told Ms. Conrad they were going to audit the VAERS reports that Ms. Conrad submitted and that “in [her] clinical role and as a leader in the organization” she was to “support [the Hospital’s] approach to the vaccine.” Submitting VAERS reports for adverse events following vaccination should not be contrary to any “approach to the vaccine.” It should be part of the Hospital’s approach. It is alarming that the Hospital’s “approach to the vaccines” has not included educating healthcare providers about VAERS and encouraging them to efficiently and consistently make reports. Contrary to this, healthcare providers at the Hospital are not being directed to ask patients about recent vaccination nor are they able to efficiently submit or track VAERS reports within the Hospital’s electronic system. And it now appears they are being deterred from doing so.

As Ms. Conrad told the Hospital, she has personally treated five patients that presented with new, unprovoked deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms within 6 weeks of COVID19 vaccination. She has also seen patients that, after receipt of COVID-19 vaccination, presented with a new stroke, bleed, autoimmune hepatitis, sudden bilateral pneumonia or COVID-19 infection, as well as syncope with head injury, STEMI, new arrhythmias, new seizure disorders, new chorea movement disorder, and more. In one day alone, Ms. Conrad had four patients with sudden bilateral pneumonia within a week of their COVID-19 vaccination. Ms. Conrad understands that it is not her responsibility to determine any causation but that it is her duty to report these instances to VAERS so that the FDA and CDC have adequate data by which to detect potential safety signals. The Hospital has prohibited Ms. Conrad from filing a VAERS reports for any of these serious events after COVID-19 vaccination unless she directly treats the patient.

In auditing the VAERS reports submitted by Ms. Conrad for a four-week period – totaling 50 adverse event reports, which includes 4 deaths – the Hospital’s Chief Quality Officer, Hiloni Bhavsar stated that she has “not heard this level of reporting from anywhere else and didn’t hear similar reports from URMC.”

This is Ms. Conrad’s precise concern: if she is not submitting the VAERS reports, they are not being submitted. The Hospital, through Ms. Gellasch, told Ms. Conrad: “we need to make sure we are providing a consistent message to our team and we need to make sure that that is also in alignment with what our health system is asking us to do.”

Conrad has had a 17 year career and never heard about VAERS before Covid. Even then she only learned about VAERS because she grew disturbed about the cases she was seeing and did some online searches. She’s firmly convinced that “very few providers” know about VAERS. Moreover, having found out about the reporting requirements and volunteered to start filing reports, she learned that VAERS reporting is a very involved and detailed process that includes back and forth consulting with physicians and the VAERS people themselves—it’s quite rigorous.

The video is quite engrossing. About the 25 minute mark there is several minute segment in which Conrad describes the vaccine related injuries she was trying to report.

  • Cancers. The interview mentions hearing from oncologists that many of their patients who had been in remission are suffering sudden “overnight” recurrences of their cancers. This is enough of a problem that it’s throwing their statistics off and oncologists are coming to the realization that this is vaccine related. Conrad has seen this “quite a few times” and discussed this with oncologists. Also, “new cancers coming out of nowhere,” “solid organ tumors” that kill patients before they can get biopsied. Etc.

  • Heart attacks. Cardiomyopathies. Thrombocytopenias. “Strokes are big ones.” Blood clots. She describes 2021 as “the year that our blood thinners no longer work.” working.” She says they’ve had “quite a few patients who have developed pulmonary emboli as well as blood clots in the legs on full anti-coagulants. Full blood thinners. We just look at ourselves and, like …”

  • Pneumonias, sepsis, throughout the summer, which really threw her for a loop.

  • Lots of odd neurological complaints, brain bleeds, old people passing out.

I’ve only listened to half of the video, but I highly recommend it. Conrad is very articulate and the interviewer is well prepared and doesn’t get in the way. I think it’s reasonable to conclude from Conrad’s experience that VAERS really is only the tip of the Covid adverse event iceberg.