Why doesn’t Alaska report on adverse reactions to COVID vaccine?


    After two widely reported anaphylactic reactions within the first few days of rolling out the COVID vaccine, there has been little information from the State of Alaska about the number of negative responses to the vaccine. State health officials have repeatedly been asked by the Alaska Watchman about why Alaska does not provide this data.

    In early December, Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink said the state would not publish that data on its COVID dashboard but did not explain why.

    A couple weeks later, Kelsey Pistotnik, the program manager for the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services, indicated during a public Zoom meeting that this was something the state would in fact offer on its website. When asked about this again during a Jan. 21 Zoom meeting, she had a different response.

    More than 80,000 Alaskans have received at least the first of two doses of the vaccine.

    Pistotnik said the state is relying on CDC data when it comes to adverse reactions and that this information is not yet finalized.

    “So, the last thing we want to do is put information up on the website, publicly, that is not official,” she said. “I think that it is definitely something we want to look into, now, to figure out what’s the best way to do this.”

    Pistotnik also expressed concern about protecting patient identity.

    “The last thing we want to do is present data if we have a lot of data points that could be identifiable,” she said. “I think it’s still something that we need to take a look. I will say this – it is not a secret. I want you to know that is not why we are not putting it up here, but we just want to make sure it’s very thoughtful the way it is posted.”

    According to the state dashboard, more than 80,000 Alaskans have received at least the first of two doses of the vaccine.

    Liz Ohlsen, a public health physician for Alaska, explained Jan. 21 that the state gathers data on anaphylactic reactions from two sources – direct calls from local doctors and CDC research.

    She said the CDC data, while publicly available, does not often have enough detail to let the state be able to say “yes, this was definitely an anaphylactic reaction.”

    Data on how many Alaskans have died from the vaccine is also under review, Zink said.

    Ohlsen said the only “really solid evidence” came from a CDC report that examined the first week or two of anaphylactic reactions. This limited report did not find “very many true anaphylactic reactions” in the U.S. due to COVID vaccinations, she said.

    “We’re really hoping to find out more soon,” Ohlsen added. “However, CDC sort of let us know this week that them going through all the reports for anaphylactic reactions is a really, really, really time intensive process and so they weren’t able to let us know when we might know more about that.”

    Data on how many Alaskans have died from the vaccine is also under review, Zink said.

    “Can we say that there are none? We don’t know,” she said. “We’re kind of going through the process and as people unfortunately pass away, we get new information in and we see if there is any relationship.”

    She added: “At this point we have no information to announce that anyone has died from the vaccine.”

    Zink did note, however, that Alaska is working hard to make sure as many people as possible get vaccinated.

    “I hope that all Alaskans that are eligible will want to get vaccinated,” she said. “So, that is my goal that I will put out there.”

    She also acknowledged that not every Alaskan will choose to be vaccinated.

    “And there will be different reasons why people choose not to get vaccinated, and there will be some people who can’t get vaccinated because they’ve had an adverse reaction or something else along those lines,” she said.

    Zink said the state is continuing to reach out to communities and individuals that might be hesitant about vaccinations.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. “Zink said the state is continuing to reach out to communities and individuals that might be hesitant about vaccinations” Is this so they can have a list of those they will force to get it? Ms. Zink’s excuses are inexcusable as she is ! DNA manipulation is nothing anyone with a brain would take under any conditions!

        • Great !!! You can have mine as well.. Where was the hysteria every flu season ? Research the CDC national yearly records on flu infections, and deaths, as compared to the increasing population numbers, and notice the “mass hysteria” as a result of those infections, and deaths. Hardly a whimper for that

    2. The simple answer is FOLLOW THE MONEY. Dont tell the public the truth and they will continue to line up for that death needle and I’m pretty sure Anne sinc made some kind of monetary deal with the powers that be for playing her part. This is why you should all stop listening to medical professionals. They don’t care about you they only care about their pockets. You are nothing more than a live science experiment!

    3. I totally disagree with the Dr. concerning trying to make the vaccines mandatory. These vaccines should remain voluntary. It is not the government’s business to be meddling in our decision-making on vaccines. I am 71 years old and may chose to never be vaccinated. Also, respectfully, the doctor has not done her homework concerning alternative medication protocols that have been successful in Florida and other states who have followed it. The ” late response” CCP COVID is China’s protocol. More successful has been Japan, Guam and other countries’ use of early intervention with solutions being offered by Dr. Bartlett of Texas and Dr. Zelenko of Florida. Governors should not be using the CDC or WHO for advice when China is the country that has endangered the world and not advises latest possible intervention. Something wrong with this picture. Our legislature needs to be actively updating themselves on the most current successful research.

    4. “At this point we have no information to announce that anyone has died from the vaccine.”
      Ho, hum –and that “point” will be moved down the road until as many people as possible will be coerced into being vaccinated, just watch. What a grand experiment is being visited upon us. The CDC/WHO are scoping out the guinea pigs. Next thing we know there’ll be vaccine vans parked at Carrs and Freddy’s — for our “convenience”, mind you.
      Signed, The Cynic.

    5. If they collect the information it is fact so they should publish it on the website. To say it is not fact is a blatant false lie.

    6. I’m beginning to think Dr. Anne Zink finished her medical degree with Dr. Bill Gates. And both of them are almost as useful as Dr. Anthony Fauci. Just my humble opinion.

    7. There is much evidence that it is a harmful substance being introduced to the body. Who know if this in support of this vaccine are truly received There is an interview by the former President of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Dr Lee Merrit a former military doctor . Extremely helpful for those wanting true scientific evidence about this Watch on The New American a must watch!

    8. How do we know if any of those who are recommending the shot are not just being injected with a placebo (sugar water). Frankly I don’t trust them. Why is it that two sites that manufactured hydroxichloriquine ( accidentally were burned down)?

    9. Dr. Simon Gold’s book, “I Do Not Consent” is a good read on the subject of the COVID treatment conspiracy.
      “COVID Deaths” occur when any number of things ends a persons life and they are later found to test positive for COVID (for what that’s worth). This can be anything from a car crash to cancer and no one is worried about patient confidentiality in reporting the numbers there. Why the disparity in reporting vaccine deaths? Apparently in that case they need indisputable proof that is actually the cause of death and then there is a worry about confidentiality.

    10. Visit:
      Scroll down and press I AGREE
      scroll up and press VAERS data search
      1. Organize table layout – group by age and by VAERS ID and by Vaccine Type
      2. Check Adverse Event Description and current Illness
      3. Select Vaccine – COV19
      4. Select other event characteristics – DEATH
      Scroll down and press send.
      The list is updated every Friday.

      This is also an interesting interview by a CNA who said Seniors are dying after they take the vaccine in a nursing home he works in :

    11. Another double standard by the powers that be, they certainly didn’t have any hesitation listing all the “covid deaths” even though 96 percent of those had 2.5 underlying health issues that would take them out anyway. They daily put the covid infections on a site and all over the news so we would know we should be terrified and beg them for a vaccine as soon as it was available. But when the shoe is on the other foot so to speak the silence is deafening.

    12. Sick, sick, these people are sick and Satanic. Glad thing we are being transitioned back to de jure Republic government… and these criminals will pay the price. Thank you Alaska General Jural Assembly!

    13. So she acknowledges that there are death events associated with the vaccine event and is not able to irrefutably deny causation yet without finality, continues to promote the vaccination. Sick.

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