A 71-year-old Alaska man with a preexisting heart condition died one week after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, according to the latest report from the CDC’s VAERS reporting website.

Posted on Feb. 19, the report notes that the man died Jan. 19 of a heart attack “one week to the day” after getting his first shot. The medical write up states that he had no known allergies but had history of heart conditions. The cause of death is listed as a heart attack, and the attending physician was “not aware of any adverse events experienced from the time of vaccination to the date of death.” Due to the timing, however, the write up states that the vaccine “cannot be fully excluded” as having played some part.

The latest report shows that two other Alaskans experienced life-threatening but non-fatal conditions 12 days after receiving Pfizer vaccinations. The first was a 30-year-old woman who was extremely ill, weak and running a fever. The woman was hospitalized twice. According to the report, she said the vaccination was the “only new/out of the ordinary thing that she can remember recently” in regards to her medical history. The other case involved a 70-year-old woman with a preexisting heart condition who experienced a stroke on Jan. 27.

With the latest fatality, Alaska has now reported a total of eight post-COVID vaccination deaths and 137 total adverse reactions to the VAERS website. Nationally, nearly 16,000 adverse reactions with 929 deaths, post vaccination, have been reported to VAERS.

Anyone in the nation – including healthcare workers and others – can report adverse reactions or deaths following vaccinations on the VAERS website. The CDC investigates the raw data and later issues information on whether it believes the deaths were due to COVID or some other underlying condition. To date, the CDC has dismissed the possibility that any post-COVID vaccination deaths have had anything to do with the vaccine. Alaska’s state health officials, who rely exclusively on CDC’s investigations of adverse reaction, have echoed this opinion.

The VAERS website only captures a fraction of death reports for any given vaccine, as the vast majority are never entered into the website.

The CDC automatically requests medical records, autopsy reports and death certificates on all deaths listed in VAERS. Alaska is only contacted if CDC thinks further investigation is needed. These investigation notifications are not made public, however, because they contain details that could identify the deceased.

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CDC records one more Alaska death, two life threating reactions following COVID shots

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.