While the amount of money the claimants received hasn't been revealed to the public, data suggests that the Canadian government set aside $75 million as a preliminary amount to pull from for settlements.
National statistics for vaccine injuries and deaths can be accessed at the Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP) website. VISP began accepting claims in June 2021 as the coronavirus vaccines were being rolled out.
As of writing, VISP has received a total of 774 claims. However, only 26 claims have been fully assessed and only eight have been awarded financial support.
Out of all the claims, 654 were considered admissible after an administrative review by a case manager. At least 71 claims were found to be inadmissible, while 49 are still pending review.
Of the admissible claims, 553 are in the process of collecting medical records, which the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) explains is often the longest step before they can be assessed by the Medical Review Board.
During this step, claimants are first contacted to provide their consent for the retrieval of these medical records from their healthcare providers. Next, each healthcare provider is contacted individually for the relevant records.
The board is made up of physicians with relevant experience and they will determine if there is a link between the injury and the vaccine, explained the PHAC.
At least 23 claims are pending assessment by the Medical Review Board.
The PHAC defines severe or permanent injuries as "life-threatening or life-altering injuries that may require in-person hospitalization, or a prolongation of existing hospitalization and results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or where the outcome is a congenital malformation or death."
According to the VISP, the amount of financial support provided will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, compensation will be retroactive from the date of the injury or death.
To date, the PHAC has not disclosed the total amount of financial support paid to claimants, allegedly due to privacy reasons and the fact that not all claimants have had their payments processed.
The next reporting of vaccine injury claims is set to be made public no later than June 30, 2023, with reflecting statistics up to March 31 next year.
As of May 12, the PHAC has documented 45,149 cases of adverse events following a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 0.055 percent of all doses administered.
Out of these cases, 36,634 were considered non-serious while 9,515 (0.011 percent of all doses) were considered serious.
The VISP review process is lengthy. All applicant cases go through several layers of consultation and assessment before it can be confirmed that an applicant did die or was injured from the vaccine.
The process by which someone is declared to have died from coronavirus in Canada is much less precise.
According to the college of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, "COVID-19 should be recorded on the medical certificate of cause of death for all decedents where the disease caused, or is assumed to have caused, or contributed to death."
The college also advised that coronavirus should be listed as a cause if other serious illnesses are present. This means that regardless of how someone dies, if they test positive for COVID-19 at or around the time of their death, their positive test results are released as part of national and provincial statistics. This then causes the declared coronavirus death toll to rise. (Related: Vaccinated population accounts for 92% of COVID-19 deaths in Canada.)
The most common test used to determine a so-called coronavirus "infection" is the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. According to Dr. Paul Elias Alexander, a Canadian public health researcher, PCR tests varies in accuracy "by the time of day."
Alexander added that PCR tests for COVID-19 "can be inaccurate upwards of 95 [percent] of the time."
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