On Jan. 12, 2023, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved lump sum monetary payments to the families of five people in the country who died after getting COVID shots. Each payment is valued at ¥44.2 million ($345,677), and there is also a ¥212,000 ($1,658) contribution for funeral expenses.1 2 3
The five individuals, ranging in age from 36 to 96 years old, died of acute heart failure, hemorrhagic shock and other causes after receiving COVID shots. Four of the individuals were reported to have suffered from underlying conditions such as high blood pressure.1
It is unclear which of the COVID shots were administered or how many. Four COVID shots have been approved by the government of Japan for use in that country, including Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax—both messenger RNA (mRNA) biologics—and AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria and Novavax’s Nuvaxovid adenovirus vectored vaccines.4
In September 2022, the MHLW approved the bivalent versions of the Comirnaty and Spikevax shots formulated specifically to help protect against the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.5
According to a news report by NHK, the MHLW said it “could not deny a causal link between their deaths and the vaccinations, given the contents of their death certificates and clinical records.”1
An article in the daily newspaper The Mainichi noted:
Since it is impossible to eliminate adverse reactions and health problems caused by vaccinations, the Japanese government has a relief system in place to provide benefits such as medical expenses in cases where a causal relationship with vaccination cannot be ruled out.4 6
Payments Made for Other Deaths “Causally Linked” to COVID Shots
The MHLW has previously approved similar payments to 15 other people in Japan whose deaths were determined to be “causally linked” to the COVID shots they received. The first of these payments was approved in July 2022 for the family of a 91-year-old woman who suffered an allergic reaction and heart attack linked to a COVID shot.1 2 3 7
Additionally, the MHLW has approved payments for at least 850 people who suffered adverse reactions to COVID shots. As of July 2022, the ministry had received applications for vaccine-related compensation from 3,680 people.1 2 3
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1 Kyodo News. Japan grants 1st payment for death related to COVID vaccination. July 26, 2022.
2 NKK. Japan health ministry approves payout for deaths of 5 after COVID vaccinations. Jan. 12, 2023.
3 The Japan Times. Japan grants first payment for death related to COVID vaccination. July 26, 2022.
4 Cáceres M. Japanese Government Pays Family for Death Tied to COVID Shot. The Vaccine Reaction July 31, 2022.
5 Bloomberg News. Japan Approves Pfizer and Moderna’s Omicron Boosters for Use. Sept. 12, 2022.
6 The Mainichi. Japanese gov’t set to pay benefits over death after COVID shot for 1st time. July 26, 2022.
7 Pharma Japan. Japan Panel Recognizes 6 More Deaths Possibly Linked to COVID Vaccines. Nov. 8, 2022.
Where is the money coming from to make these payouts? The article doesn’t mention that. I doubt it’s from the drug companies.
Yes, where is the money coming from? That’s a good question and it would be shocking to find out it was from the drug companies or any of those involved who profit from these jabs.
So when will the US govt admit there are serious health events related to the shots???
The covid vaccines, AKA Bioweapons,are under EUA, they escape all liability, however can we prove fraud for their safe and effective campaign, there was no informed consent. The corporations, the doctors, the government mandates, the MSM, all of them, go after them,and maybe all the money and kick backs they received, the blood money,they can use to go after the big Harma companies that bribed them and threatened them to push the Bioweapon COVID 19 experimental MRNA ?. How many doctors had they threatened, censored, pulled their medical license, well we know those doctors, most of them that are still alive, are on the side of fighting these evil bastards. No Amnesty For the criminals , we are talking payment for their crimes, there is no other way, otherwise they get away with it and continue on, animals next, our food supply next, they need to hang, they must face thier victims for their evil crimes against humanity.
While I agree with you 100% that all of those you mention need to be held accountable, the pharma companies will escape accountability because the FDA approved the vaccines for children. “NCVIA’s (National Childhood Vaccine Act) purpose was to eliminate the potential financial liability of vaccine manufacturers due to vaccine injury claims.” Passed in 1986, this law needs to be repealed by Congress but Big Pharma will lobby heavily for against that. We The People need to demand accountability and the first step would to repeal that law.
The money comes from the government. I believe it is part of the National Health Care system. When it was first being administered, compensation for adverse events was half of what they usually are due to the fact that they are under Emergency Authorization. This caused a bit of an uproar as the government was, and still is, pushing everyone to get it. Compensation for adverse effects form the covid shots a are now supposed to be the same for regular vaccines.