Several families in China’s southwest Chongqing city are being silenced by local authorities after speaking out about the recent deaths of their loved ones, which they claim were linked to adverse reactions caused by homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, sources told The Epoch Times.
The data on the efficacy and safety of Chinese-made vaccines are heavily censored by the Chinese regime, while its propaganda apparatus praises them. State-run media Global Times reported on May 28 that “China’s first published report on COVID-19 vaccines shows ‘extremely rare’ adverse reactions; experts hail ‘remarkable’ safety.”
However, The Epoch Times had previously obtained local government documents that revealed the harmful effects of Chinese-made vaccines.
Surveillance by the Police
Cai Hua, a 65-year-old woman, was left unconscious 10 minutes after being vaccinated on July 13. She died on Aug. 6 after being treated at the hospital for three weeks. She was a resident of Shapingba district in Chongqing.
Her sister, Cai Bangying, went on a mission to find the cause of her sister’s death. She shared her story with the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times on Sept. 2.
At first, she explained the incident to the municipal health commission on the morning of Aug. 12, and called the mayor’s office in the afternoon.
Later that day, Bangying went to the local police station to check the footage from the surveillance video at the community health service center where her sister got vaccinated.
Bangying said that the video showed Hua waiting in line on July 13 and went in at 7:01 p.m. She was vaccinated at 7:06 p.m. and sat in the designated area for observation. At 7:15 p.m., Hua suddenly fell from her seat when she was about to leave and many people around her, including the medical staff, saw the incident. At 7:37 p.m., Hua was carried away on a stretcher by two staff members and sent to the ER. Soon after, the family was notified.
Bangying also obtained Hua’s medical records from the hospital. She said that Hua had a history of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes, but they were under control.
Bangying believes that her sister died from adverse side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It is a matter of life and death. The death was caused by the vaccination. The government should be held accountable,” she said.
On Aug. 14, Bangqying received a call from the district police. The police told her not to post her sister’s death on the internet.
Bangqying said, “The person is dead, but the facts are there. This is not a society under the rule of law, and people can’t tell the truth. Who is responsible for the lost life?”
On the eve of Aug. 16, the police and a group of people went to Bangqying’s house, but she did not answer the door.
Hua’s family has filled out a report with the local government office, stating that the COVID-19 vaccine may have caused her death, but so far there has been no response, Bangqying said.
‘Leaking State Secrets’
An insider source from Chongqing told the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times, “What I know is that there are at least four or five people in Chongqing who may have died from vaccinations. The mobile phones of their family members are monitored and tracked by state security police. They can’t talk about it, and are worried that their relatives and friends will be implicated.”
The insider gave an example. Xiao Shou, a citizen of Yuzhong district, was vaccinated on July 14. He was treated at a local hospital after experiencing adverse reactions. He died on July 16.
His son, Xiao Fubin, posted on social media that his “father died 32 hours after being vaccinated, and [he] hopes that the relevant state departments will be held accountable.”
The insider said, “After the news broke out that the death of Xiao’s father was linked to the vaccine, Xiao was summoned by the state security police. He was told that he’d been suspected of leaking state secrets.”
The Chongqing Municipal Health Commission could not be reached for comment.