"At this time, we do not have any evidence that these deaths are
caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine," Moderna and Takeda said in a
statement on Saturday. "It is important to conduct a formal
investigation to determine whether there is any connection."
The government has also said no safety or efficacy issues had been
identified and the suspension of the three Moderna batches was a
Fumie Sakamoto, the infection control manager at St. Luke's
International Hospital in Tokyo, cautioned against drawing a
connection between the shots and the fatalities reported on Saturday.
Did you read this far? It gets even better:
"As of Aug. 8, 991 people had died in Japan after receiving shots of
Pfizer Inc's vaccine and 11 after receiving Moderna's, but no
causality between the injections and the deaths has been established,
according to the health ministry. Adverse reactions have been reported
at a frequency of 0.01% for the Moderna shot."