Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility – .

Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility – .

July 21, 2021

What was claimed

“Forcing” young women to get vaccinated against Covid-19 is “almost certain” to lead to an increase in stillbirths, miscarriages, disabled children and infertility.

Our verdict

There is no evidence for this. The Yellow Card and VAERS reports are cited as the source of this claim, but data from these systems does not prove a link.

Forcing young girls, who only want to dance, to be vaccinated, is almost certainly to increase stillbirths, miscarriages, disabled children, infertility. Remember that vaccines are still for emergency approval only. Revolting, disgusting.

In a widely shared and now deleted setting tweeter, Reform UK leader Richard Tice claimed that “forcing” young women to be vaccinated against Covid-19 would “almost certainly” result in “an increase in stillbirths, miscarriages, children with disabilities, infertility ”. There is no evidence to support this claim.

Mr Tice appeared to react to the announcement that people attending nightclubs and other places where large numbers of people congregate in England will need to be fully vaccinated from the end of September.

When asked on Twitter to save his request, Mr. Tice later city the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) yellow card system and a similar program also used to monitor suspected vaccine side effects in the United States called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

After being asked why he was sharing inaccurate vaccine information, Mr Tice then deleted the tweet and apologized.

As we wrote earlier, the yellow card program relies on voluntary reporting by doctors and members of the public, and aims to provide early warning of any previously unknown risks.

An adverse event that occurs after vaccination may not necessarily have occurred because of this. As the MHRA explains: “The nature of yellow card reporting means that reported events are not always proven side effects. Some events may have taken place anyway, regardless of vaccination. ”

The VAERS website includes a similar caveat, stating: “Health care providers, vaccine manufacturers and the public can submit reports to VAERS. While very important for monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine whether a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or disease.

“Reports may contain incomplete, inaccurate, incidental or unverifiable information. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to bias. “

Claims that the vaccine can affect a woman’s fertility due to the generation of the spike protein have circulated since the vaccine rolled out. As we have already written, there is no evidence that this is true.

The latest government data shows 46 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The most recent adverse reaction data released by the MHRA shows there have been six reports of stillbirths after a Covid-19 vaccine, four reports of fetal death, 339 reports of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) and nine reports infertility (two men, one woman, five unspecified).

As we have already written, it is sadly estimated that one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage, with around 250,000 miscarriages in the UK each year, so the number of miscarriages reported after vaccination does not. does not seem to exceed the expected level.

NHS advice says there is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility, and Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been ‘widely used during pregnancy in other countries and no safety concerns has not been identified ”. The evidence reviewed by the MHRA “did not raise any particular safety concerns during pregnancy.”

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states on its website: “Covid-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients known to be harmful to pregnant women or to a developing baby.

“Studies of vaccines in animals to examine the effects on pregnancy have shown no evidence that the vaccine causes damage to pregnancy or fertility. “

Mr Tice also said the Covid-19 vaccines only have ’emergency approval’. The three vaccines currently in use in the UK (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna) have been cleared for use. A fourth, Janssen has been cleared, but is not yet in use.

Across the UK, the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine has a Temporary Authorization (sometimes referred to as Regulatory Authorization 174) issued by the MHRA, which is an emergency authorization.

In Great Britain, the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen vaccines benefit from another type of authorization, called “conditional marketing authorization” which was issued by the MHRA.

We have already written more about the difference between these types of permissions.


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