The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined

Analysis of UK death registration data suggests very few people have died as direct result of Covid jab

Boy receiving Covid vaccine
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Just nine of the more than 46 million people vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first eight months of the jabs rollout died directly as a result, according to number crunching by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

In a newly published blog post, ONS head of mortality analysis Sarah Caul explained how she used two sources to determine the total tally of deaths between December 2020 and August 2021 in which the vaccine was a contributing factor.

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