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Small percentage of Coloradans report reactions including blood clots following COVID-19 vaccines

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment indicates a small percentage of people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Colorado have reported adverse reactions, including blood clotting.

According to to data provided by CDPHE, as of April 28 at midnight:

  • 1 in every 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines doses administered is linked to a report of an adverse reaction in Colorado
  • 1 in every 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines doses administered is linked to a report of an adverse reaction in El Paso County

The state health department said five events of blood clotting have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System in Colorado, or VAERS. Three of those blood clotting reports were made following Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration. One blood-clotting incident was reported following the administration of a Moderna vaccine. It's unclear under what context the fifth blood-clotting incident was reported.

The statistics amount to 1 in every 50,000 people reporting blood clotting after receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Colorado. By those numbers, you're three times more likely to get struck by lightning than experience blood clotting following a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the state.

But the data comes with one huge caveat; further investigation is needed to determine whether or not adverse reactions were caused by vaccines. CDPHE said common side effects for all COVID-19 vaccines include headache, chills, fever, nausea, and pain at the injection site. 

“Any adverse serious event following vaccination is evaluated to determine if there is any association between the event and vaccination. Given the large number of COVID-19 vaccinations currently underway, it is expected that adverse events will, by chance alone, occur in the days following vaccination.

This national system collects the data to look for adverse events that are unexpected, appear to happen more often than expected, or have unusual patterns of occurrence,” said the state. “Anyone can submit a report, including parents, patients, and health care professionals. Reporting to VAERS helps the CDC monitor the safety of vaccines.”

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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  1. ohhhh lets slllooowwwwwlllllyyy keep letting out the reality of these shots.

    1. And let’s properly analyze the results to see if there really is a connection to one or more of the vaccines.
      As I said before, anyone can enter data into the VEARS system, so just because there’s a report doesn’t mean there’s a real reaction, and certainly doesn’t mean there’s necessarily a connection with vaccination.

  2. A sad side effect of all the lies that government has been telling people over decades is that most nobody believes anything they say anymore.

    1. If you like your current coverage, you can keep it, provided you also pay for mental health and maternity coverage!

    2. That’s a sad fact. And the fact that Trump lied about the pandemic for the whole of its first year didn’t help the public’s perception of the government’s eventual handling of it.

      1. Trump was the only one who WASN’T LYING! Enjoy your socialist nation with your freedoms robbed!

        1. Trump was lying from before he took office. It’s easier to count his factual statements than his lies. And the reason for his popularity is gullible people like yourself. When you grow up, you’ll find that some freedoms come with responsibilities. And if you don’t honor those responsibilities, you can lose the freedoms associated with them. Nothing in this world is completely free of some responsibility.

      2. Really? Trump spoke about it during his SOTU but you were all excited to see a tool tear up a copy of it! I guess using your “Logic”, Nancy Pelosi didn’t care about anything Trump spoke of including covid-19. Quit being a slave to the democrat party and think for yourself. Seriously. You ignore everything that Democrats do. I bet you’re all for using taxpayer money so prisoners can get gender realignment surgery. Quit being a tool. You’re a fool.

        1. Trump speaks about a lot of things without being truthful about them.
          I used to vote Republican at one time, but as long as this Republican party is aligned with Trump, I never will again. And there are a lot of people like me who remember what the Republican party used to stand for. And that’s what we used to vote for, not the lies and crap that Trump keeps promoting.

  3. I am posting this again from a yesterday post. And yes Dr.Reality…I expect your comments to be in the “I know everything” category because you are so much more intelligent than us. I trust you will have a fine day Dr.

    Truth does NOT wear a mask and Health does NOT come in a vial. We are being poisoned and have been poisoned all our lives by Mommy Medicine and Daddy Government via pills, potions, and poisons all cloaked as pharmaceuticals to treat the ailments, when it’s the treatments and the “cures’ that are causing the sicknesses, diseases, and chronic illnesses, which keep us lifelong consumers of a very insidious medical business. Viruses occur as a result of systemic toxicity (tainted/laced food, air, water and foreign materials like metals and chemicals being injected into us), not because the body has been invaded by some external threat. That is the medical fraud we’ve been spoon fed by the system, in which the medical profession relies upon to justify the use of vaccinations. When the body becomes too toxic, cells will conspire to cleanse themselves by manufacturing specific non-living solvents know as viruses, which break down and disassemble those substances into particles to be expelled out through the skin, mucus, and bowels.

    In reality, the virus is attempting to heal the systemic toxicity of the body and reverse it. Metals accumulate from the body from many various sources, one of which is vaccine adjutants. More lies have the masses believing that adjutants may be added to a vaccine to boost the immune response to produce more antibodies and longer-lasting immunity, thus minimizing the dose of antigen needed, when it’s really nothing but more poison being injected into the blood stream to make us sick. Making us sick and providing the treatment is PROFITABLE. Far too many are still swooned by false promises from people with initials like “Dr.” and “CEO” in front of their names. Vaccines are war chemicals” disguised as “medicine.” ALL vaccines are experimental; even those “FDA approved” ones.

    1. You really are paranoid. It’s no wonder you subscribe to such conspiracy theories.

      1. The truth really bugs you Dr. Reality. You post your truths and I will post mine.

        1. Your so-called “truths” are no more factual than Trump’s “alternate truths”, also known as downright lies.

  4. Did you know there is a 0% chance of a side affect if you don’t take the shot?
    There is a 99.98% chance if you are under 60 of surviving the virus and get you own natural antibodies for the complete virus not just the “spikes’ that are in the shot.

  5. There are a few very simple, very easy to understand ideas that, were they generally understood by the public, would’ve changed the entire “pandemic” landscape. One was the misuse of the PCR test to inflate case numbers. Related to that was the central role the concept of “asymptomatic carrier” played in fomenting fear. Another was the inflation of death statistics by conflating “dying with covid” with “dying of covid.” Related to that is the central role comorbidities play in making one susceptible to covid. Yet another key idea was the need to garner “emergency use authorization” (EUA) status for experimental gene therapies, and the need to call them “vaccines” to cloak these experimental injections in the special legal protections vaccine manufacturers enjoy. Related to that was the need to insist that no other viable treatment options were available, in which case EUA goes away.

    Therefore any success with Ivermectin, Hydroxycholoquine, nebulized hydrogen peroxide, or even simply keeping one’s immune system boosted with vitamin D and other common-sense interventions, all had to be attacked and censored. Imagine if the media had engaged and promoted these ideas with even a fraction of the zeal with which they hyped the terror of covid. So when Dr. Zelenko says “it’s a mass murder and a crime against humanity. There are plenty of people who have blood on their hands, including the media,” that is not hype.

    The general public has been played horribly, and a special place of shame is reserved for the so-called mainstream “news media.” We have to wonder how some of these people are able to live with themselves and continue in that charade of a profession.

    1. “We have to wonder how some of these people are able to live with themselves and continue in that charade of a profession.”


      (is the root of all evil)

  6. So I was doing the math from the CDC VARES web site and see if this makes sense.
    There have been more reported deaths attributed to the COVID vaccine than all other vaccines combined for the last 12 years.
    Per CDC they recognize that they figure only 1% of all reactions to the vaccine are reported to them and many smaller reactions are never reported. If someone had heart disease and they got the vaccine and died it is not counted as a reaction it is considered a covid related death with primary cause being the heart condition. They test and find some antibodies and say they had covid, even if the antibodies came from the vaccine. Kinda messed up.

    1. Assuming you mean the CDC VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) web site, remember that it contains only raw unverified data. So yes, it is kinda messed up. That’s why no one relies on that data other than being an indicator that there probably are real side effects. Those reported are then confirmed (or not!) by researchers after the fact, but they still remain in the reporting database.

      1. But we should rely on the data spewing out of your mouth Dr. Reality?

        1. It’s all in the public domain, and verifiable if you look in the right places. In the case of the VAERS web site, it contains the appropriate cautions as to its lack of verification. You just have to read it.

      2. So let me get this right. You don’t think the data in the VAERS system is correct as it has not been verified.
        So is there a group of doctors/medical providers out there that are falsely reporting vaccine reactions? They have to put their name on it and the public can’t report to the system only medical professionals with licenses are. Why would they file false reports?

  7. The latest data on COVID-19 vaccine side effects suggest governments are already operating under this horrific utilitarian ideology.

    How else do you explain the fact that the European Union’s vaccine injury reporting system had logged 330,218 adverse event reports, including 7,766 deaths, as of April 17, 2021,8 and the U.S. reporting system had logged 118,902 adverse event reports as of April 23, including 3,544 deaths and 12,618 serious injuries,9 yet all of these injuries and deaths are simply ignored and the call for everyone to get their jab continues unabated — all while bashing vaccine hesitancy as a mental illness, intellectual deficit or act of domestic terrorism?!

    In a utilitarian system, you cease to be an individual with rights to autonomous decision-making and become a tool of the government, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing here. Government has apparently decided that some people — quite a few people, apparently — are expendable, which is the exact converse of what they’re telling us publicly.

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