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Over the past four months, 4178 people in the U.S. died due to the COVID-19 vaccine.

So far, the CDC has not established a causal link between COVID-19 vaccinations and death.

A video doing the rounds on TikTok claims that 4178 deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccine have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) over the last four months. However, this claim is misleading. According to the official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, as of May 27, 2021, the public health and safety agency has "not established a causal link" between COVID-19 vaccines and the available death and autopsy certificates.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, co-managed by the CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), overlooks the safety of vaccines. Any individual, including healthcare workers, can report an adverse event after vaccination. However, the CDC website explicitly states that VAERS accepts all adverse events from a vaccination without requiring evidence that the vaccine caused the problem.

The TikTok video states that the total reported deaths from vaccinations in the last 20 years stood at 4182, four more than the reported deaths from COVID-19 vaccinations in the previous four months. According to Reuters, 4182 deaths were reported to VAERS. However, there is no proof that the deaths occurred due to the COVID-19 vaccination. The video fails to reveal that the reported incidents on VAERS following a vaccination do not prove a causal relationship between the COVID-19 vaccine and death.

So far, the U.S. has administered 296 million COVID-19 doses and fully vaccinated 52% of its population about 18 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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