Politifact has determined that reports on Defense Department data that show an alarming rise in miscarriages, cancers, and neurological issues among members of the military are “false” because of “a glitch in the database.”
During a five-hour hearing on COVID-19 last week hosted by Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis), Ohio attorney Thomas Renz presented stunning DOD medical billing data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). Three military doctors with access to the database, found that there were massive spikes in common vaccine injuries in 2021, and decided to go public with the information.
The data showed there has been a 300 percent increase in DMED codes registered for miscarriages in the military in 2021 over the five-year average, an almost 300 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 1,000 percent increase in neurological issues.
The Blaze’s Daniel Horowitz obtained additional figures from the database that were not mentioned during Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis) hearing:
myocardial infarction –269% increase
Bell’s palsy – 291% increase
congenital malformations (for children of military personnel) – 156% increase
female infertility – 471% increase
pulmonary embolisms – 467% increase
The data confirmed suspicions that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data is severely underreported.
“The DMED database—was designed so that we could watch for issues popping up with our soldiers,” Renz explained during an appearance on OANN. “It’s top of the line. It’s the best set of medical records, the best analysis tool that I can find anywhere. This is rock solid.”
Politifact contacted Peter Graves, spokesperson for the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Surveillance Division, for an explanation. According to Graves, the data for 2021 is correct, but for some reason, the data for the five years prior is inaccurate.
He told PolitiFact by email that the division reviewed data in the DMED “and found that the data was incorrect for the years 2016-2020.”
Officials compared numbers in the DMED with source data in the DMSS and found that the total number of medical diagnoses from those years “represented only a small fraction of actual medical diagnoses.” The 2021 numbers, however, were up-to-date, giving the “appearance of significant increased occurrence of all medical diagnoses in 2021 because of the underreported data for 2016-2020,” Graves said.
The DMED system has been taken offline to “identify and correct the root-cause of the data corruption,” Graves said.
This should be “an earth shattering national security story,” Horowitz noted on his Conservative Review podcast Tuesday. “A system that was designed to be monitored day to day by DHA officials for five straight years … was completely corrupted.”
He added: “For five years straight it was corrupted, and then starting in 2021, it fixed itself on its own and they didn’t know about it until Thomas Renz brought it up.”
Horowitz went on to accuse the DoD of fabricating numbers in an attempt to coverup the damaging data.
“To me the coverup and their response is as big of a story—if not bigger—than the revelation of the data,” he said. “It is mentally ill. No sane person could believe this.”