Thanks to Politifact for Keeping Us All From Panicking About Adverse Vaccine-Related Events in the Armed Forces – Opinion

The panel discussion was held by Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin senator, last Monday. COVID 19 – A Second Opinion The purpose of the discussion was to convene experts to discuss “early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.” One of the branches of the discussion focused on the potential harm done to members of the US Armed Forces based on the ongoing forced vaccination program. Key figures were three DOD whistleblowers, real ones, not the fat, doughnut-addled Alexander Vindman types, who had produced evidence of increased incidents of formerly non-routine illnesses that have cropped up since the start of the military’s forced vaccination program.

Thomas Renz from Ohio, who represented whistleblowers was the focus of the investigation. The study is based upon the Defense Medical Epidemiology Data (DMED), which records all injuries, diseases and hospitalizations within the US military. This database includes Army data dating back to 1995, and Navy and Air Force data going back to 2000. Access to the database is available to all whistleblowers. They discovered large spikes of common vaccine injuries between 1995 and 2021.

The data showed there has been a 300 percent increase in DMED codes registered for miscarriages in the military in 2021 over the five-year average,  an almost 300 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 1,000 percent increase in neurological issues.

Renz has provided additional information.

These data show that there has been a marked increase in patients’ clinical photos reported by US military doctors to the DMED. It is possible this could have been due to potential corona vaccination-related vaccination damage. Every diagnosed clinical picture in the DMED data base is noted as an ICD number.

Military doctors used the DMED codes to calculate a five year average over the years 2016 through 2020. Codes are codes that indicate medical conditions and injuries that may have occurred as adverse reactions to vaccines. Doctors compared the average five-year figure with 2021.

Renz published a study that showed an increase in cancer diagnosis among US military personnel following the introduction of corona vaccine. This is almost 200 percent more than the average five-year period. It went from 38,700 DMED code per year to full 114 646 DMED codes by 2021.

For neurological conditions, the largest rise in DMED codes can be seen. The number of DMED code has risen from 82,000 in the previous year to 863,000 by 2021.

There has been an almost 300% increase in miscarriage DMED codes. Although the 5-year average number of miscarriages was 1,499 per year, it rose to 4,182 DMED code in the first 10 months of 2021.

Daniel Horowitz, a writer at The Blaze discovered even more amazing stuff by digging into the numbers.

Renz explained to me that numbers tend to have been remarkably similar throughout all previous years. Even 2020 in the initial year of the pandemic, but before vaccines were available, Renz stated. But then in 2021, the numbers skyrocketed, and the 2021 data doesn’t even include the months of November and December. Some public health professionals speculate that COVID may increase the risk of miscarriages in women. However, the 2020 miscarriage code count was slightly lower than the 5-year average (1.477). However, they were not drastically below the average on any one category in a way that one can suggest it reflects lockdown-related decreases in doctor’s visits, which somehow led to an increase in 2021 diagnoses.

This database contains all ICD codes that can be used for both military and civilian ambulatory visits. Renz has presented no data beyond the query for ambulatory diagnose data.

There was a spike in miscarriage diagnoses. ICD code O03 is for spontaneous abortions. The almost 30% increase in cancer diagnosis occurred from a five year average of 38,000. to 114.645 in the first eleven month of 2021. The number of neurological diagnoses codes increased by 1,000% from an average baseline level of 82,000 to 863,000.

These are some other numbers that he didn’t mention during the hearing, but which he gave me in an interview:

  • myocardial infarction –269% increase
  • Bell’s palsy – 291% increase
  • congenital malformations (for children of military personnel) – 156% increase
  • female infertility – 471% increase
  • pulmonary embolisms – 467% increase

These deviations from standards should be alarming. A 300% increase in cancer diagnoses in a population that is between 18 and 50 would seem to me to make even the dimmest bulb drinking coffee in the epidemiology office think, “hmmm, this doesn’t look quite right.”

For this type of data-related event, there are three options. The most logical one is that the data is f***ed, and you need to audit it and try to repair/recreate the dataset. The rule is to look at an outlier in the data, and then assume that it’s the problem. Second, things may be counted differently from they used to in the past. This means that the events instances are identical, more or less. However, someone redefines what is within the categories. This usually happens because some bureaucrat has altered data definitions unknowingly or intentionally. This is the most dangerous. The data is accurate, disaster is cascading, and everyone who should care is too busy studying “white rage” and lesbian sexual practices to pay any attention.

Whew. Fortunately for us, we have Politifact to clear things up and let us put away our night lights and security blankets thanks to their article rating the whole thing “FALSE” titled Numbers were based on faulty data, military spokesperson says.

U.S. military members experienced concerning spikes in miscarriages, cancer and other serious health issues in 2021, according to an Instagram post that grabbed attention with a big red “SOS” image attached.

The Jan. 28 post referenced the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database, or DMED, saying, “there has been a 300% increase in DMED codes registered for miscarriages in the military in 2021 over the five-year average.” The five-year average was 1,499 codes for miscarriages per year, the post said, and there were 4,182 such codes for the first 10 months of 2021. The post states that there was a nearly 300% rise in cancer diagnosis and a 1000% increase in neurological problems.

However, these numbers are not correct. According to a spokesperson for the military, these figures were caused by a bug in the database.

Here is the best part.

But Peter Graves, spokesperson for the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Surveillance Division, told PolitiFact by email that “in response to concerns mentioned in news reports” the division reviewed data in the DMED “and found that the data was incorrect for the years 2016-2020.”

Officials compared numbers in the DMED with source data in the DMSS and found that the total number of medical diagnoses from those years “represented only a small fraction of actual medical diagnoses.” The 2021 numbers, however, were up-to-date, giving the “appearance of significant increased occurrence of all medical diagnoses in 2021 because of the underreported data for 2016-2020,” Graves said.

The DMED system has been taken offline to “identify and correct the root-cause of the data corruption,” Graves said.

Whenever I see an explanation like this, I can’t help but think of the episode of the classic police drama “Homicide: Life on the Streets” when Richard Belzer’s character, Baltimore Police Detective John Munch (the same character you may know from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) is told an improbable lie by a suspect.

Yep. That explanation was correct. It is correct. Data from 2016 to 2020 are incorrect. This brings us back to the old joke about why scientists use lawyers instead of rats for experiments…only with fact-checkers substituted for lawyers: “There are some things even a rat won’t do.”

Because Politifact is the stellar, integrity-filled outfit that it is, I’ll just leave this here for contemplation as I thank this courageous fact-checker for saving us all the trouble of considering what it might mean if somehow all the data in the database were accurate instead of having five random rogue years before the real data got recorded. Someone has to prevent misinformation spreading. It is a hard, tedious and difficult job. Frederic March asked the same question at the beginning of my life. Bridges of Toko-Ri I’m just glad I’m not one of them.

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