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Charlie Kirk’s Extreme Vaccine Death Extrapolations Don’t Hold Water, Experts Say

Founder and president of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk speaks at CPAC at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., February 28, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting system, referred to as VAERS, was a 1990 research project designed to detect potential problems with commonly administered inoculations not seen during pre-market testing, as well as ensure a stable supply of vaccines. The intention was to help medical researchers identify adverse bodily events related to vaccines, so if a trend emerged, they’d be able to monitor it.

This surveillance database, jointly managed by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has become the subject of speculation and misinterpretation since the rollout of the COVID vaccine.

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk recently speculated

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