W - perhaps this is what you wanted me to find? I'm struggling here to find the 5000% figure.
Over 285 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through May 24, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 4,863 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC requests medical records to further assess reports. A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines. However, recent reports indicate a plausible causal relationship between the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets—which has caused deaths. Get the latest safety information on the J&J/Janssen vaccine. CDC and FDA will continue to investigate reports of adverse events, including deaths, reported to VAERS.
or (more googling from me)
So the problem with spikes in VAERS data (if there is a spike relative to previous) is that:
(1) as above it must be related to the overall vaccination rate at the relevant time.
(2) it is extremely prone to hijacking by those politically or otherwise motivated reporting deaths.
COVID vaccinations have become political in a way that flu vaccines never were.
I'm a bit lazy so https://www.reuters.com/articl…check-vaers-idUSKBN2AE0QQ
The CDC estimates that about 1.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered to residents in long-term care facilities as of Jan. 18, 2021. Given this, the CDC expected to see a background mortality of 11,440 deaths (slide 36 here), which is multiple times higher than the number of VAERS reports in the dataset.
So, basically, no evidence here. background deaths are larger than VAERS reported deaths. How many VAERS reported deaths is based on whether anyone bothers or wants to report them. A death not in any obvious way related to the vaccine can be reported to VAERS, and whether this happens will depend on many variable factors.