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Did CDC redact all 148 pages of its mRNA myocarditis study?!

Did the CDC redact all 148 pages of its MOVING study on myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : CDC Redacted All 148 Pages Of mRNA Myocarditis Study!

People are claiming or suggesting that the CDC released its 148-page MOVING vaccine myocarditis study with 100% of its pages redacted!

The Vigilant Fox / Vigilant News : CDC Releases Paper on Myocarditis After COVID Vaccination, and EVERY WORD Is Redacted

“148 pages. The entire thing is redacted. What good does a study do if there’s nothing there?”

There’s obviously something very damning that they’re trying to hide.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr : The level of arrogance and contempt for the public in releasing a 100% redacted document is staggering. The CDC is thumbing their nose at the Freedom of Information Act.

Without transparency, there is no such thing as democracy. When I’m President, the CDC won’t get to decide what the public can see. Everything will be out in the open, and you won’t need a FOIA request to read any taxpayer-funded data.

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Truth : CDC Did Not Redact Its mRNA Myocarditis Study!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was CDC Document, Not Study

Let me start by pointing out that the 148-page “study” was not a study, but a document released by the CDC to The Epoch Times after its Freedom of Information Act request for “information about the CDC’s MOVING project”.

Even Zachary Stieber of The Epoch Times, who posted the document (PDF), did not label it as a study. He stated that it was a FOIA-released document on the CDC’s long-term study on myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination:

Seeing some confusion about this document: It’s a CDC document sent to us in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and is fully redacted. The request asked for information about the CDC’s MOVING project.

There is no indication that the documents contained any actual CDC study. So why would anyone claim that this 148-page document was a CDC myocarditis study???

Fact #2 : Document Was Redacted Under (b)(5) Privilege

Whenever a US government agency redacts a document, it has to label the redaction so the recipient has an idea why the information was redacted.

I went through the entire 148-page CDC document, and noticed that they were all redacted under the (b)(5) privilege. The (b)(5) redaction applies only to “inter-agency” or “intra-agency” letters or memorandums that “would not be available by law” to anyone except those that are “in litigation” with the agencies.

Exemption 5, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), applies to “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters that would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency,” which has been interpreted to incorporate civil litigation privileges.

(A privilege is a legal rule that protects communications within certain relationships from compelled disclosure in a court proceeding.) 

In other words – there is nothing nefarious about the redactions, and they do not conceal any study.

The redacted pages were simply letters or memorandum that would not be made available by law, except to those who have sued the CDC, or the agency / agencies involved in those letters or memorandums.

They may, for example, contain personal information of the study participants, or other confidential information that the CDC is not permitted to release by law, except in cases of litigation.

Recommended : Is FDA Refusing To Release Vaccine Myocarditis Results?!

Fact #3 : CDC Study Was Already Published Publicly!

There is also no indication that the CDC is attempting to cover up the findings of its MOVING (Myocarditis outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination) study. After all, the CDC already published its initial study in The Lancet, on 21 September 2022more than 1.5 years ago!

Even Zachary Stieber acknowledged that, and provided the same link to the MOVING study in The Lancet. He also pointed out that the CDC told The Epoch Times in January 2024 that it planned to submit another paper with updated findings for peer review.

The CDC plans to submit another paper on updated findings from the project for peer review, a spokesperson told us in January.

To be clear – the CDC published its first study more than 1.5 years ago on the results from its MOVING project on monitoring myocarditis outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.

And when its updated MOVING study paper is peer-reviewed and published, it will also be available for public consumption. What exactly is being covered up here???

Fact #4 : Most mRNA Myocarditis Cases Recovered After 90 Days

According to the CDC study that was published in September 2022, its MOVING project collected data on 519 young people who developed myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.

It found that most individuals recovered from myocarditis after 90 days, with normal or back-to-baseline:

  • troponin levels : 91%
  • echocardiograms : 94%
  • electrocardiograms : 77%
  • exercise stress testing : 90%
  • ambulatory rhythm monitoring : 90%

On top of that, the study concluded that “the quality of life measures were comparable to those in pre-pandemic and early pandemic populations of a similar age“.

Recommended : SAFECOVAC : Ultra-Low Myocarditis Risk From Vaccines!

Fact #5 : There Are Many Studies On Post-Vaccination Myocarditis

Claims that the CDC is attempting to hide its data by redacting documents is also not logical, because other organisations and research teams have already published multiple studies on post-vaccination myocarditis and/or pericarditis. For example:

  • Myopericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination and non-COVID-19 vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis (link) by Ryan Ruiyang Ling et. al.
  • Myocarditis and Pericarditis after COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines (PDF) by Public Health Ontario
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents following COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccination (link) by Patrick D.M.C. Katoto et. al.
  • SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Myocarditis in a Nordic Cohort Study of 23 Million Residents (link) by Øystein Karlstad et. al.
  • Clinical outcomes of myocarditis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in four Nordic countries: population based cohort study (link) by Anders Busby et. al.

Not only are these studies publicly available, they confirm CDC findings that post-vaccination myocarditis is rare, and most patients recovered within 90 days.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Myocarditis Is More Common

What anti-vaccine activists may not tell you is that COVID-19 is known to cause myocarditis. In fact, the CDC reported in September 2021 that COVID-19 patients have nearly 16X the risk of developing myocarditis:

During March 2020–January 2021, patients with COVID-19 had nearly 16 times the risk for myocarditis compared with patients who did not have COVID-19, and risk varied by sex and age.

The findings in this report underscore the importance of implementing evidence-based COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination, to reduce the public health impact of COVID-19 and its associated complications.

The risk of dying from COVID-19 myocarditis (13.54% of cases) is also almost 5X higher than non-COVID-19 myocarditis (2.88% of cases), according to a 2022 German study.

If you are worried about dying from myocarditis, well, you should certainly want to avoid getting a COVID-19 infection!

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Did Autopsies Show COVID-19 Vaccines Caused Deaths?!

Did autopsies just show COVID-19 vaccines likely causing deaths in 100% of vaccine myocarditis cases?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Autopsies Show COVID-19 Vaccines Caused Deaths!

People are sharing an article by The Epoch Times which claims or suggests that autopsies just showed COVID-19 vaccines likely causing deaths in 100% of vaccine myocarditis cases!

Here are excerpts from the long, rambling article. Please skip to the next section for the facts!

Autopsies Show COVID-19 Vaccines Likely Caused Deaths: Study

Twenty-eight deaths with cardiovascular involvement outlined in medical literature were likely caused by COVID-19 vaccination, according to a new study.

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Truth : Autopsies Did Not Show COVID-19 Vaccines Caused Deaths!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : An Earlier Version Was Removed By The Lancet

Let me start by pointing out that this study appears to be an “updated” version of an earlier study which was uploaded to Preprints with The Lancet in July 2023.

That earlier study was never published by The Lancet, but was removed because its conclusion was not supported by the methodology, and violated its screening criteria.

This preprint has been removed by Preprints with The Lancet because the study’s conclusions are not supported by the study methodology. Preprints with The Lancet reserves the right to remove a paper that has been posted if we determine that it has violated our screening criteria.

Fact #2 : Researchers Did Not Conduct Those Autopsies

To be clear – both studies were basically document reviews. None of the researchers in both studies actually conducted any of the autopsies. This was what the researchers did in the “improved” Hulscher et. al. study (archive):

  • search for autopsy reports involving COVID-19 vaccination-induced myocarditis
  • filter the 1,691 studies they found to just 14 papers covering 28 autopsies
  • three of the authors (Peter McCullough, Roger Hodkinson, and William Makis) then “independently” reviewed the autopsy reports and determined the “causality” of each case

According to Brian Ward, professor of experimental medicine at McGill University, that likely meant the three of them went through the autopsy reports in separate rooms.

The way they use the word ‘independently’ here simply means that each of the biased individuals sat in a separate room to reach a personal conclusion before sharing their (largely pre-determined) classifications with each other.

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Fact #3 : Many Cases Had Other Likely Causes Of Death

Interestingly, if you go through the summary of those 28 autopsy reports, you will quickly see that some of those cases had other likely causes of death:

Nushida Case 1 : This 14 year-old female had Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) – a serious condition caused by COVID-19.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Myocarditis Seen Mostly In Young Males

Myocarditis and pericarditis are known but rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. It is mostly seen in adolescent and young male adults, and usually within 7 days of receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the US CDC.

It is therefore perplexing that this study suggested that quite a number of very elderly patients died from myocarditis caused by the vaccine. It seems more likely that they developed myocarditis from other causes, or died from other causes.

Mörz Case 1 : 76 year-old man who also had encephalitis.

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Fact #5 : Myocarditis Also Occurs Naturally

I should also point out that myocarditis occurs naturally, usually though viral infections (like flu or the common cold), as well as infections by bacteria, fungus, or parasites.

COVID-19 infections aside, the “baseline” of myocarditis in the general population pre-COVID ranged b between 1 to 10 cases per 100,000 individuals per year (source). Of that, about 2.5% of the non-COVID-19 myocarditis will result in death (source).

In other words, we should expect about 375,000 cases of myocarditis worldwide, with approximately 9,375 deaths per year, in the pre-COVID years.

So is it not possible that some of those 28 deaths mentioned by the Hulscher et. al. study may be due to other non-vaccine causes of myocarditis?

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Myocarditis Is More Common

What the study may not tell you is that COVID-19 is known to cause myocarditis. In fact, the CDC reported in September 2021 that COVID-19 patients have nearly 16X the risk of developing myocarditis:

During March 2020–January 2021, patients with COVID-19 had nearly 16 times the risk for myocarditis compared with patients who did not have COVID-19, and risk varied by sex and age.

The findings in this report underscore the importance of implementing evidence-based COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination, to reduce the public health impact of COVID-19 and its associated complications.

The risk of dying from COVID-19 myocarditis (13.54% of cases) is also almost 5X higher than non-COVID-19 myocarditis (2.88% of cases), according to a 2022 German study.

If you are worried about dying from myocarditis, well, you should certainly want to avoid getting a COVID-19 infection!

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Fact #8 : Vaccine Benefits Far Outweighs The Risks

Even if we take all those 28 myocarditis cases mentioned in the Hulscher et. al. study at face value, the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination still far outweighs the risk of dying from vaccine myocarditis.

Vaccine myocarditis is rare – the study could only find 28 cases that satisfied its criteria, while myocarditis from COVID-19 infections are far more common.

People suffering from COVID-19 are also almost 5X more likely to die from myocarditis, than people suffering from non-COVID myocarditis (source).

So if you are really worried about myocarditis, or dying from myocarditis, you should definitely get vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Did Norway Study Show mRNA Vaccine Danger In Children?!

Did a study from Norway just show that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can cause serious side effects in children?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Norway Study Shows mRNA Vaccine Danger In Children!

The Children’s Health Defense (CHD) activist group, which is chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., just posted an article suggesting that a new study in Norway shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can cause severe side effects in children!

Here is an excerpt from the CHD article (archive). Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Two COVID Shots Raise Risk of Anaphylaxis, Heart Issues in Older Adolescents

A Norwegian study found a low but significant risk of serious side effects among adolescents a short time following a second COVID-19 vaccination. The tenfold higher risk for anaphylaxis was the most concerning outcome, but the researchers also found swollen lymph nodes and heart issues.

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Truth : Norway Study Shows Limited mRNA Vaccine Risk In Children!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Children’s Health Defense article, and the study it referred to, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Pre-Print On medRxiv

Let me start by pointing out that the study, which was conducted by researchers in Norway, has not been peer-reviewed – the first step or many in the scientific review process.

Hence, it has not been published in a journal, but in medRxiv – a preprint server operated by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). You can read the paper in full here – PDF.

While that does not mean its findings are wrong, such preprint papers should “not be considered for clinical application, nor relied upon for news reporting as established information“, as per CSHL.

Fact #2 : It Was A Retrospective Cohort Study

The CHD article took pains to claim twice that the researchers “enrolled” almost half a million adolescents in Norway in that study. If that’s true, it would have been a massive and costly undertaking.

Researchers led by German Tapia, Ph.D., a postdoctoral epidemiologist at NIPH, enrolled 496,432 adolescents …

By enrolling a large number of subjects and applying different observational time periods, Tapia et al. not only captured all available data but purposely subjected their data to a high level of statistical scrutiny.

But according to the study authors themselves, they did not actually enrol any participants. Rather, they used existing data from the Norwegian Emergency Preparedness Register for COVID-19 (Beredt C19).

Fact #3 : Risk Of Adverse Events Were Low

While the CHD article, and a similar article by The Epoch Times, appear to suggest that the Norway study has shown that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can cause severe adverse events or side effects in children, it actually suggested the opposite.

The Norway study concluded that the number of adverse events, and any “statistically significant associations” were “generally low“. While it did identify “some exceptions”, the study authors did not say that they were conclusive. They only said that they should be further monitored.

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Fact #4 : Lymphadenopathy Was Most Common Event

The Norway study identified lymphadenopathy as the most common “post-vaccination event”. However, lymphadenopathy isn’t as scary as it sounds.

Lymphadenopathy refers to enlarged or swollen lymph nodes that can appear for any number of reasons, most commonly an infection. Hence, it often appears in anyone – children or adults – who are suffering from infections. In fact, the study noted that lymphadenopathy was seen in both vaccinated and unvaccinated children:

Lymphadenopathy Cases Incidence
Vaccinated 651
out of 494,138
120
per 100,000 person-years
Unvaccinated 152
out of 493,360
103
per 100,000 person-years

According to a 2023 study (archive) published in the journal Vaccines, study results suggest that post-vaccination lymphadenopathy is caused by a “strong vaccine immune response“, possibly through the “B cell germinal centre response” after vaccination.

The study results also show that vaccine-induced lymphadenopathy is self-limiting, generally resolving by itself between 10 days to two months. In other words – lymphadenopathy seen after COVID-19 vaccination shows a robust response to the vaccine, and is not something to worry about.

Arguably, the biggest issue identified by the Vaccines study authors was in distinguishing such “reactive lymph nodes” from “metastatic lymph node enlargement” in patients who are already suffering from cancer.

Fact #5 : Study Found No Vaccine Link To Deaths

I found it interesting that the CHD article did not point out that the Norwegian study found no evidence of any deaths linked to the mRNA vaccine, even though it had a large sample size of almost half a million children:

We found no statistically significant associations with all-cause mortality within 28 days. Events were
very rare.

No Norwegian adolescents were registered with vaccine-associated death (International
Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision [ICD-10] code
U12.9) during follow-up.

Fact #6 : Study Found No Vaccine Link To Arrhythmia 

Interestingly, this Norway study also found no link between COVID-19 vaccines and heart arrhythmia, even though it noted that myocarditis may potentially cause arrhythmia.

Myocarditis may lead to arrhythmia, but we observed no vaccine-arrhythmia association.

mRNA vaccines are known to cause myocarditis and pericarditis in children and young adults, generally in males. However, they have been shown to be milder and far less common than myocarditis and pericarditis caused by COVID-19 infections.

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Fact #7 : Study Confirmed Existing mRNA Vaccine Risks

The large Norwegian study merely confirms what we already know about mRNA vaccine risks – it can cause rare side effects like anaphylaxis right after vaccination, or pericarditis / myocarditis within 7 days of receiving the vaccine.

These are known risks of the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19, from both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. However, the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination still far outweighs these rare risk factors.

In fact, anaphylaxis can be dealt with immediately (which is why you are asked to wait 30 minutes after vaccination), while vaccine pericarditis / myocarditis are generally milder (and much rarer) than pericarditis / myocarditis from COVID-19 infections.

Fact #8 : Study Did Not Compare Risk To COVID-19 Infection

Finally, I should point out that this Norway study only compared adverse events reported for vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It did not compare the risk of adverse events against COVID-19 infections.

To properly weigh the benefits against the risks of COVID-19 vaccination in children, any potential vaccine side effect should be compared to those from COVID-19 infections.

For example, the massive SAFECOVAC study showed that the risk of getting myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection is hundreds of times higher, compared to getting vaccinated against COVID-19!

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

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Are Soccer Players Keeling Over From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Are soccer players keeling over while playing on the field from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soccer Players Are Keeling Over From COVID-19 Vaccine!

The Children’s Health Defense (CHD) activist group, which is chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., just posted an article suggesting that soccer players are keeling over while playing on the field from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is an excerpt from the long, rambling article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Keeling Over on the Soccer Field: Is It ‘Long COVID’ — or the Vaccines?

There is an urgent need for studies comparing the health of COVID-19-vaccinated and unvaccinated people. This research is not being done. The data that would identify people who die or were hospitalized is available to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but is not being released.

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No Evidence Soccer Players Are Keeling Over From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the article, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Pretty Common

The first reports of soccer players keeling over on the field did not start only “in the summer of 2021”. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a medical emergency that has been documented for as long as medical records exist.

And SCA is actually pretty common. The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year.

In addition, the COVID-19 vaccines were first prioritised towards vulnerable people, and not athletes. So some athletes who collapsed on the field in the summer of 2021, like Christian Eriksen, were actually unvaccinated!

The incidence of SCA also did not increase after the COVID-19 vaccines were introduced, which squashes the claim that vaccines are causing a spike in sudden cardiac arrest deaths.

As this Peterson-KFF chart shows, the incidence of heart disease as well as other causes of death in the United States remained relatively stable during the pandemic. Only deaths from COVID-19 varied significantly during that time.

Fact #2 : COVID-19 Causes Far More Myocarditis Than Vaccines!

It is true that younger males are more likely than other segments of the population to develop myocarditis after taking COVID-19 vaccines based on mRNA technology. However, what you may not know is that – the risk of developing myocarditis is much, much higher with COVID-19 infections!

The large SAFECOVAC study showed that the risk of developing vaccine myocarditis is less than 1 in a million doses. On the other hand, the study data showed that the risk of developing myocarditis after a COVID-19 infection is hundreds of times higher than getting 3 doses of any COVID-19 vaccine!

If you are worried about myocarditis, you should definitely want to AVOID getting infected with COVID-19.

Recommended : SAFECOVAC: Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

Fact #3 : COVID-19 Vaccines Continue To Be Monitored

COVID-19 vaccines received their Emergency Use Authorisations (EUA) in December 2020 through early 2021, after passing large Phase 3 clinical trials. Even then, they continue to be monitored by their manufacturers, and health authorities across the world.

Even after the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines received their full FDA approval on 23 August 2021, and 31 January 2022 respectively, they continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

After three years of safety monitoring and billions of doses administered, COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be largely safe and effective. There is zero evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are nefariously targeting soccer players, and “assassinating” them while they play on the field.

Fact #4 : Viruses Multiply, Vaccines Won’t

The claim that COVID-19 vaccines produce more spike proteins than an actual COVID-19 virus infection is illogical. After all, viruses multiply, while the vaccines won’t.

Even if we simply look at the mRNA vaccines alone, they contain a limited number of mRNA instructions that encode for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The mRNA instructions enter a limited number of cells, which then produce and display those spike proteins on their surfaces, to trigger our immune system.

If you are infected by the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus though, it quickly hijacks your cells to produce millions of copies – each covered with spike proteins, which then infect even more cells, in an ever-expanding chain reaction.

Until your immune system learns to stop and defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it will keep producing millions and millions of viruses that will circulate through your body, delivering those nasty spike proteins everywhere.

So if you are really worried about the spike protein, you should really get vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Fact #5 : No Evidence SARS-CoV-2 Is A Bioweapon

There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was developed as a bioweapon. Neither is there any evidence that the spike protein was man-made, or “engineered to be toxic”.

For one thing – SARS-CoV-2 isn’t virulent enough to serve as a bioweapon. There are far more potent bioweapons that have already been tested in the past that make this coronavirus look puny.

COVID-19 also disproportionately targets the elderly and the vulnerable, instead of the “fighting age” population. A good bioweapon would do the opposite.

The Chinese also did not have any antidote at hand to deal with COVID-19, when it first broke out in Wuhan.

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Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage?!

Did Japanese researchers just discover that COVID-19 vaccines can cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

People are sharing an article by the Children’s Health Defense, suggesting that Japanese researchers found evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms!

Children’s Health Defense : 🚨 COVID Vaccine May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage, Even in People With No Symptoms

The findings contradict claims by the CDC that people who develop myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccines experience symptoms but “feel better quickly.”

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No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

Let’s take a look at what the Japanese researchers did, and find out why they did not actually show that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage!

Fact #1 : Assessment Done Via Pet/CT Scan

First, let me just point out that the study in question (link) is called “Assessment of Myocardial 18F-FDG Uptake at PET/CT in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–vaccinated and Nonvaccinated Patients” by Nakahara et al.

This was not an actual clinical study, but a retroactive study based on the PET/CT scans of about 1,000 people – 303 unvaccinated people and 700 vaccinated people.

Fact #2 : Study Was Paired With Editorial

The Nakahara et al study was published in Radiology Vol. 308, which lends it great credence. However, the journal paired it with an editorial by Dr. David Bluemke – a professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin, to offer much needed context.

Professor Dr. Bluemke was very critical in his editorial, pointing out many problems with the Nakahara et al study. I will summarise some of his key findings below, but if you have the time, please read his editorial in full.

Fact #3 : Study Did Not Conclude Vaccines Cause Heart Damage

To be clear – the study did not show that vaccinated people actually had heart damage, whether long-term or otherwise. It’s even stated in the study’s conclusion:

When compared with nonvaccinated patients, asymptomatic patients who received their second vaccination 1–180 days prior to imaging showed increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans.

The study authors only stated that those PET/CT scans increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake. Did they not actually claim that it proves any heart damage, long-term or otherwise.

In fact, they also pointed out that the increased 18F-FDG uptake seen in the PET/CT scans may just show minor inflammation, and “may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities”:

[E]ven though vaccinated patients in this study showed elevated myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans up to 180 days after vaccination, this could result from relatively minor inflammation and may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities.

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Fact #4 : 18F FDG PET/CT Is Bad At Evaluating Heart Inflammation

Dr. Bluemke pointed out in his editorial that PET/CT scans using the 18F FDG tracer are a bad way to evaluate any inflammation of the heart.

Unfortunately, in routine clinical practice, 18F FDG PET/CT is a terrible tracer with which to evaluate myocardial inflammation. This is because glucose is the normal source of energy for the myocardium—almost all patients have high myocardial uptake.

As he explained, a proper study would require “diet manipulation” and “12 hours of fasting” to accurately perform myocardial imaging for 80% of patients using FDG PET/CT scans.

Typical disease processes of interest (infection or inflammatory disease) also result in high myocardial uptake. Routine PET/CT cannot help to reliably identify higher activity due to inflammation on an already high background of normal myocardium. Special steps need to be taken.

The trick is to combine a low carbohydrate and high fat diet the day before the FDG PET scan with 12 hours of fasting immediately before imaging. The myocardium will then typically convert to lipid metabolism; radiotracer activity on 18F FDG PET scans is low in about 80% of patients. Therefore, after diet manipulation and fasting, the clinician has a reasonable possibility of detecting inflammatory or infiltrative myocardial disease.

Still, that leaves 20% of patients who have not switched off their use of glucose. With fasting alone (no diet changes), the success of myocardial imaging with PET/CT is even worse, with about 30%–50% of individuals having residual myocardial activity on FDG PET/CT scans.

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Fact #5 : The Patients Had Cancer + Other Diseases

I should point out that the study isn’t actually representative of the general population. About half the patients had cancer of some sort:

  • Vaccinated group : 328 of 700 patients had cancer (46.9%)
  • Unvaccinated group : 153 of 300 patients had cancer (50.5%)

On top of that, the other patients had a variety of diseases like – sarcoidosis, thyroid disease, etc. and many underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and other forms of treatment that could account for the results.

Dr. Bluemke also pointed out in his editorial that such a non-representative cohort requires “further analysis”:

The main results are asymptomatic patients vaccinated for COVID-19 before PET had about 40% greater radiotracer activity in the myocardium than unvaccinated individuals. The P value was low, less than .001. This translates to only one time out of 1000 that these results would occur by chance.

These results are compelling, but we should remain suspicious without further analysis. There are simply too many things that can still go wrong with this comparison.

Patients with cancer who get vaccinated tend to be older and perhaps at greater risk for being immunocompromised or needing chemotherapy. We do not know the full characteristics of vaccinated versus unvaccinated patients (including the course and nature of chemotherapy treatments). Prior studies showed that younger male individuals had more reports of vaccine-related myocarditis after their second dose of vaccine.

Standardized uptake values are quantitative and useful, but metabolic derangements might also cause the same differences. In short, other differences besides vaccination could be responsible for differences between the two patient groups.

In short – this study requires more data, and more analysis. One certainly cannot draw any kind of conclusions based on PET/CT scams of just 1,000 people – half of which had cancer!

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Victoria Cardiac Arrest Surge Linked To COVID Vaccines?!

Are the “unprecedented surges” in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria linked to COVID-19 vaccines?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Cardiac Arrest Surge In Victoria Linked To COVID Vaccines!

Anti-vaccine activists are sharing an article by The Epoch Times, as evidence that the “unprecedented surges” in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria is somehow linked to COVID-19 vaccines!

Here is an excerpt from that article by The Epoch Times:

Unprecedented Surges in Cardiac Arrest Cases in Victoria, Australia: Exploring the Potential Vaccine Link

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Cardiac Arrest Surge In Victoria Not Linked To COVID Vaccines!

Let’s take a look at the surges in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, and find out why they are not linked to COVID-19 vaccines!

Fact #1 : Myocarditis Is Not Cardiac Arrest

First, I should point out that myocarditis is not the same thing as a cardiac arrest. Both conditions affect the heart, but they are completely different heart problems.

Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart muscle, and is a side effect of COVID-19 infections, and a rare side effect of mRNA vaccines. People with myocarditis may not have any symptoms, or may present with chest pain, shortness of breath, and/or palpitations.

Cardiac arrest, on the other hand, is an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating completely. People who suffer a cardiac arrest will collapse immediately and lose consciousness, as we have seen with many young athletes like Christian Eriksen, as well as children like Jackson Mohr.

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Fact #2 : Victoria Report Does Not Link Vaccines To Cardiac Arrest

The Epoch Times article is based on the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry 2020-2021 Annual Report (PDF).

If you look at the report, you will realise that it does not link COVID-19 vaccines to the increase in cardiac arrest. In fact, the word “vaccine” does not appear to feature in the report at all. In fact, the reported data does not even include COVID-19 vaccination status.

So I’m not sure why anyone would link this report on sudden cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, Australia, to COVID-19 vaccines. Nothing in the report would suggest such a link.

Fact #3 : Cardiac Arrest Cases Rising Over Past Decade

The report also pointed out that the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases has been steadily rising over the past decade.

This clearly shows that the increase has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccination, which only began in February 2021 in Australia.

This chart also shows that there was no “spike” in the incidence of cardiac arrest cases in Victoria. There is just an increasing trend over the past 10 years.

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Fact #4 : Not All Cases Were Cardiac-Related

On top of that, almost ⅓ of the adult cardiac arrest cases were not cardiac-related. They were caused by trauma (car crashes, falls, shooting / stabbing), respiratory, overdose/poisoning, terminal illness, or hanging and other causes.

In children, only 14% were cardiac-related. The vast majority – 86% of cardiac arrest cases – were caused by respiratory arrests, drowning and trauma.

So how is it possible for anyone to conclude or even suggest that these cardiac arrest cases were somehow linked to COVID-19 vaccines?

Fact #5 : Vaccines Not Linked To Cardiac Arrest

It is odd that the article would suggest in its title that there might be a link between the surge in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, with the COVID-19 vaccines.

I should point out that there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine causes cardiac arrest.  In fact, an August 2023 study that was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed “no evidence for an increase in sudden cardiac arrest or an increase in myocarditis in athletes after COVID-19 vaccination“:

We analyzed all of the studies we could find. Including one from Australia that included more than four million people. There researchers found that neither the rates of sudden cardiac arrest nor the rates of myocarditis as cause for cardiac arrest increased after vaccination. Myocarditis occurs most often in young people, especially in men

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Infections Linked To Myocarditis

What the article may not tell you is that COVID-19 infections are known to cause myocarditis. A September 2021 report by the CDC pointed out that COVID-19 patients have nearly 16X the risk of developing myocarditis:

During March 2020–January 2021, patients with COVID-19 had nearly 16 times the risk for myocarditis compared with patients who did not have COVID-19, and risk varied by sex and age.

The findings in this report underscore the importance of implementing evidence-based COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination, to reduce the public health impact of COVID-19 and its associated complications.

Fact #7 : Myocarditis Is Not Common Cause Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It is also odd that the article lede would be about the “causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis”, followed by the claim that myocarditis is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young individuals.

For one thing – myocarditis is not a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young individuals. An August 2019 study published in the Forensic Sciences Research journal detailed how autopsies revealed that myocarditis was present only in 6% of people who died from sudden cardiac death.

The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is actually coronary artery disease, which accounts for up to 80% of all deaths. Cardiomyopathies due to obesity, alcoholism, and fibrosis, as well as genetic channelopathies account for most of the remaining causes.

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New Study Proved Cardiac Side Effects Of mRNA Vaccines?!

Did a new study just demonstrate the cardiac side effects of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for COVID-19?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : New Study Shows Cardiac Side Effects Of mRNA Vaccines!

Some people are sharing a new study in the British Journal of Pharmacology, suggesting / claiming that it shows the cardiac side effects of mRNA vaccines.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra : New peer reviewed mRNA vaccine study in rats extremely disturbing if not surprising

‘ .. in isolated cardiomyocytes, both mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 induce specific dysfunctions that correlate pathophysiologically to cardiomyopathy’

Chief Nerd : “Key Results: After 48 h, expression of the encoded spike protein was detected in ventricular cardiomyocytes for both mRNAs.”

Dr Dean Patterson : Here is another thought provoking study showing Cardiac inflammation after covid mRNA vaccination. Shall we now stop vaccinating people and take these safety concerns seriously?
@FDA @MHRAmedicines @pfizer @moderna_tx

Cardiac side effects of RNA‐based SARS‐CoV‐2 vaccines: Hidden cardiotoxic effects of mRNA‐1273 and BNT162b2 on ventricular myocyte function and structure – Schreckenberg – British Journal of Pharmacology – Wiley Online Library

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Truth : Study Showed mRNA Vaccine Effect On Rat Cardiac Cells

Let’s take a look at what we know about this new study, and see what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Study Was Peer-Reviewed

First, I should point out that this is a peer-reviewed study that was published in a reputable journal – the British Journal of Pharmacology. So it’s not like the “Belgian study” that allegedly showed that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine causes turbo cancer.

That said – the pre-publication peer review is only the first step in scientific review process. After its publication, it is still subject to post-publication peer review, including verification and further research by other scientists.

Fact #2 : Study Is Not Available Publicly

I should also point out that the study itself is hidden behind a paywall, with only a brief abstract available publicly. This is important because without knowing the details, it is simply impossible to know the accuracy or significance of this study. As they say – the devil is in the details.

Fortunately, it appears that Dr. Ralf B. Lukner MD PhD has access to the study itself, and has provided some important insights into this study. So this fact check will rely on both his insights, and what’s available publicly.

Fact #3 : Study Was Conducted On Rat Cardiac Cells

According to the public abstract of the study, it was conducted on isolated rat cardiomyocytes (RCm) over a 72 hour period.

Basically, the study did not involve any human beings or even live animals. Instead, it used heart muscle cells from a rat.

In real life, the COVID-19 vaccines are injected into the deltoid muscle of a human being, and not into the heart of a rat. In real life, heart muscle cells also do not soak in a bath of hyper-concentrated  COVID-19 vaccine for 3 days.

So it is important to understand that this is not at all representative of what actually happens in a human being, or even a live rat…

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Fact #4 : Study Used Very High Vaccine Doses

According to Dr. Lukner, the study used very high doses of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines:

  • Pfizer : 1 μg/mL
  • Moderna : 10 μg/mL

In contrast, human beings – which have 36 trillion more cells, only receive 30 μg of the Pfizer vaccine, or 100 μg of the Moderna vaccine.

By my estimate, the doses used in this study are far beyond what any human being will ever receive in a million lifetimes:

  • Pfizer : 1.2 trillion vaccine doses
  • Moderna : 3.6 trillion vaccine doses

As any scientist can tell you – the dose makes the poison. At sufficiently high doses, all chemicals – including water and oxygen – can be toxic.

Fact #5 : It Was A Laboratory Study

I should also point out the salient fact that it was a laboratory study (also known as an in vitro study), not a clinical study.

In-vitro studies are important, but they cannot be extrapolated to make any conclusion about what actually happens in a human body.

For example, laboratory studies showed that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin have an inhibitory effect on the SARS-CoV-2 virus; but once tested in actual human beings – they were shown to have no clinical benefit.

In other words – what happens in a laboratory, may not happen in an actual human being.

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Fact #6 : Nothing Happened Until Spike Proteins Were Created

Interestingly, the study authors pointed out that both Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines did not affect the rat cardiac muscle cells in any way, until they started producing the spike protein after 48 hours of soaking in a bath of vaccine.

Assuming that this can be replicated by other scientists, this suggests a couple of things:

  • the rat cardiac muscle cells are not affected by the presence of the mRNA vaccine itself
  • the rat cardiac muscle cells only “malfunctioned” after they created the spike proteins

Is it therefore possible that the rat cardiac muscle cells might be malfunctioning because they were overwhelmed by the extremely high vaccine doses into excessively creating the spike proteins, instead of performing their normal functions?

Is it also possible that the spike proteins caused morphological changes (shape, size, texture, etc.) that disrupted the rat heart muscle cells’ ability to contract properly?

Needless to say – MORE research is needed before any conclusion can be made about the mRNA vaccine’s cardiotoxic effects in rats, never mind any potential cardiotoxic effects in actual human beings.

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Infections Produce Far More Spike Proteins!

It is important to point out that unlike the SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 vaccines do not multiply and can only induce a limited number of cells to produce the spike protein. And again – the vaccines are injected into the arm, and not the heart.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, on the other hand, will spread through the body, creating spike proteins in a multitude of cells. If the spike proteins are the problem, which this study suggests, then a COVID-19 infection poses a far greater threat than the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fact #8 : COVID-19 Infections Cause Cardiac Problems

Finally, I should point out that COVID-19 infections are known to cause heart problems, even in people who recover.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus does not only cause myocarditis, it can also damage heart muscle tissue directly. COVID-19 infections have also been shown to cause serious ventricular arrhythmias, and even inflame the coronary arteries.

The mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 are already known to cause pericarditis and myocarditis in young males, but this is a relatively rare cardiac side effect and generally milder than if caused by COVID-19 infections.

That’s why health authorities across the world continue to advocate getting the COVID-19 vaccines. After all – the risk of getting myocarditis from multiple doses of the vaccines are much lower than the risk of getting myocarditis from a single COVID-19 infection!

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FDA Refused To Release Vaccine Myocarditis Results?!

Did the FDA refuse to release results from studies investigating subclinical myocarditis caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : FDA Refused To Release Vaccine Myocarditis Results!

People are sharing an article by The Epoch Times which claims or suggests that the US FDA is refusing to release results from studies investigating subclinical myocarditis caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is an excerpt of The Epoch Times article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts:

FDA Has Results of Subclinical Myocarditis Studies, but Won’t Release Them Yet

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No Evidence FDA Refused To Release Vaccine Myocarditis Results

In this article, I will go through some of their points, and show you what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Moderna Studies Started In 2020-2021

First, let me start by pointing out that the three Moderna studies mentioned in The Epoch Times article did not begin in 2022. Rather, they started in 2020 / 2021:

Fact #2 : FDA Did Not Order Those Studies In 2022

The Epoch Times article claimed that “FDA officials in January 2022 directed Moderna to run three prospective studies on subclinical myocarditis“, and provided this FDA document (PDF download as evidence.

If you actually look at the FDA document, titled Summary Basis for Regulatory Action, you’ll realise that it tells a completely different story:

  • it stated that the Review Committee recommended the approval of the Moderna SPIKEVAX mRNA vaccine for COVID-19
  • it mentioned the P203, P204, and P301 studies which were already running by then.
  • it stated that Moderna requested the deferment of three paediatric studies, including P203 and P204.
  • it stated that the FDA approved Moderna’s request to defer the paediatric studies in December 2021.

To address requirements of the Pediatric Research Equity Act, the Applicant submitted a request for deferral of the following studies in pediatric individuals ˂18 years of age because the mRNA-1273 vaccine would be ready for approval for use in adults before such studies could be completed. The deferred studies are:

  • Deferred pediatric study P203 to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mRNA-1273 vaccine in children 12 years through 17 years of age
  • Deferred pediatric study P204 to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mRNA-1273 vaccine in children 6 months to <12 years of age
  • Deferred pediatric study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mRNA-1273 vaccine in infants <6 months of age

The deferral request and pediatric plans were accepted without revisions by the FDA Pediatric Review Committee on December 14, 2021.

To be clear – the P203, P204, and P301 studies were already running in 2021 – long before the FDA released that PDF.

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Fact #3 : FDA Has PMR/PMC Website

The FDA requires manufacturers of certain drug products (including vaccines) to conduct postmarket studies and clinical trials to assess for possible serious risks associated with those drugs / vaccines.

Referred to as postmarket requirements (PMRs) and postmarket commitments (PMCs), these studies are conducted after the approval of the drugs / vaccines.

You can actually look up PMR / PMC studies on the FDA website (link). Here are the results of the three Moderna trials mentioned in the article:

  • mRNA-1273-P203 : Final report submitted to FDA on 13 January 2023
  • mRNA-1273-P204 : Study is ongoing
  • mRNA-1273-P301 : Study is ongoing

Fact #4 : PMR / PMC Report May Be Requested

Even though the FDA regularly releases information about PMR / PMC studies, it does not release the actual data or results. This is not just for COVID-19 vaccines. This policy extends to all PMR / PMC studies.

As an FDA spokesperson explained to The Epoch Times, those reports may be requested through a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request.

The FDA doesn’t post PMR/PMC study reports. They may be requested under FOIA.

You may wondering why the FDA cannot publicly release PMR / PMC study results. That’s because those documents may contain classified information, personal information, confidential business details, or even trade secrets.

Anyone can make a FOIA request for these reports, but the FDA must first go through the reports, and redact information that are exempt from disclosure under FOIA, before they can be released.

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Fact #5 : FOIA Delays Due To Excessive Requests

Ironically, a key reason why the FDA cannot expedite FOIA requests for those three Moderna studies is because it was compelled by US District Judge Mark Pittman to expedite the processing of some 329,000 pages of documents requested by PHMPT looking into the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine!

That decision came after the PHMPT demanded that the FDA release all those documents within 108 days. Now that the FDA is compelled to focus on processing those documents, it has far less resources to process other FOIA requests.

Fact #6 : No Evidence Of Vaccine Subclinical Myocarditis

While the article appears to suggest that the Moderna P203 study results may prove that the Moderna mRNA vaccine causes subclinical myocarditis, it offers no proof of that. The article only points out that:

  • Moderna submitted its final report on the P203 study to the FDA
  • The Epoch Times requested for the Moderna report
  • The FDA told The Epoch Times to file an FOIA request
  • The Epoch Times filed its FOIA request in July 2023
  • The Epoch Times has not received the report as of 11 October 2023

Jessica Adams, who requested the P301 study results in July 2023, was told by the FDA that it would take “at least two years” for her to receive the results.

The Epoch Times article actually mentioned this, so there is no reason to believe that its P203 request made in the same month would be released anytime soon.

To be clear – there is not even a hint of smoke, because none of them actually have access to any of the three Moderna study results – two of which are still ongoing!

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Did Damien Harris Collapse From Vaccine Injury?!

Did Buffalo Bills running back Damien Harris just collapse on the field from a COVID-19 vaccine injury?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Damien Harris Collapsed From Vaccine Injury!

Right after news broke that Damien Harris collapsed during a game, and was taken off-field in an ambulance, some people immediately suggested that the Buffalo Bills running back just suffered a COVID-19 vaccine injury!

DiedSuddenly : Damar Hamlin watches Bills teammate Damien Harris on the ground in the latest terrible NFL injury. He was carted off.

When does this keep happening to our top athletes?!

Dr. Phillip Oliver-Holz : 🚨BREAKING: #Bills RB Damien Harris has just suffered a vaccine injury on the field.

Jeffrey Josephs : The Buffalo Bills have a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy for all of their players and staff.

Damar Hamlin and now Damien Harris have both suffered vaccine injuries on the field.

Someone needs to prosecute the Bills!

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Truth : Damien Harris Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Injury!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists…

Fact #1 : Damien Harris Was Conscious + Aware

On Sunday night, October 15, 2023, the Buffalo Bills faced off against the New York Giants at the Highmark Stadium.

During that game, Damien Harris was tackled by linebacker Bobby Okereke, with Harris’ helmet hitting Okereke squarely on his left shoulder. After that tackle though, Harris did not get up.

When he laid on the turf, medical staff and Buffalo Bill trainers rushed to attend to him. Unlike Damar Hamlin (who was watching the game), Damien Harris did not require CPR and remained conscious.

He was eventually immobilised and loaded on an ambulance. He even gave a thumbs up before he was placed in the ambulance.

Fact #2 : Damien Harris Suffered A Neck Injury

Damien Harris did not suffer any vaccine-induced cardiac arrest or myocarditis, as some people are claiming / suggesting. He suffered a neck injury after he slammed hard into Bobby Okereke during the game.

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott later said that initial tests indicated that Damien Harris’ injury was not as serious as they may have thought.

It’s my understanding he has full movement. Fortunate that he is seemingly heading in a good direction, with the reports we are getting. So I am very thankful to God for that.

To be clear – Damien Harris suffered a neck injury from a hard hit to his head. It was most certainly not caused by any “COVID-19 vaccine injury”.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Damien Harries Was Vaccinated

Despite claims that Damien Harris was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Damien Harris was unvaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless he (or his family) reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Damien Harris was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Damien Harris was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses over two years ago!

He cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Fact #5 : Claims Of COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Often Proven False

Most claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death / injury claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death or tragedy…

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Did Bronny James Almost Die From COVID Vaccine?!

Did Bronny James – LeBron James’ son, almost die from a cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?! Find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-08-27 : Added his heart defect diagnosis, and other updates
Originally posted @ 2023-07-27

 

Claim : Bronny James Almost Died From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that Bronny James collapsed from a cardiac arrest during basketball practice with his team, some people immediately claimed or suggested that LeBron James’ older son was suffering from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, or that his cardiac arrest was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Elon MuskWe cannot ascribe everything to the vaccine, but, by the same token, we cannot ascribe nothing.

Myocarditis is a known side-effect. The only question is whether it is rare or common.

William Makis MD : CARDIAC ARREST in the young – Lebron James’ 18 year old son Bronny James had a cardiac arrest during practice at 9:30am on July 24, 2023 – he was fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Some young people survive vaccine injury – 13 cases that did!

OutKick : Elon Musk is right to ask and wonder if the Covid vaccine contributed to Bronny James’ cardiac arrest.

We need to know why this keeps happening to young healthy adults.

Recommended : Died Suddenly : Anti-Vaccination Movie Lies Exposed!

 

No Evidence Bronny James Almost Died From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists…

Fact #1 : Bronny James Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Practice

Born LeBron Raymone James Jr. on October 6, 2004, Bronny James is the eldest son of NBA superstar, LeBron James, and a basketball player for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans team.

At approximately 9:26 AM PDT on Monday, July 24, 2023, Bronny James collapsed while practicing with his team at the USC Galen Center. He was rushed by ambulance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and confirmed to have suffered from a cardiac arrest.

By the time news broke on Tuesday, July 25, Bronny James was in stable condition, and had already been released from intensive care. A spokesperson for his family said:

Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU.

We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.

When Damar Hamlin – the Buffalo Bill safety who suffered from a cardiac arrest earlier this year, learned about it, he tweeted his support and pledged to support the family through the same process:

Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well. 🙏🏽 here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.

Recommended : Did Olympic Swimmer Helen Smart Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #2 : Bronny James Has Congenital Heart Defect

On Friday, August 25, 2023, the James family announced in a statement, that Bronny James was found to have a congenital heart defect that likely caused his sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court:

After a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up evaluations at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the probable cause of Mr. James’ sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has been identified. 

It is an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be treated.

We are very confident in Bronny’s full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future. We will continue to provide updates to media and respectfully reiterate the family’s request for privacy.

The statement did not mention the type of congenital heart defect Bronny James has, but heart defects can definitely cause sudden cardiac arrest, especially during strenuous exercise or activity.

But to be clear – Bronny James was born with the heart defect (that’s what congenital means). He did not develop it from getting the COVID-19 vaccines.

Read more : Bronny James : Cardiac Arrest From Congenital Heart Defect!

Fact #2 : Cardiac Arrest Is Common In Young Athletes

Anti-vaccination activists often claim that young, healthy people do not suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest. The truth is many young athletes do suddenly collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and many don’t survive unless they receive medical attention quickly.

The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year. Many people have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest at any time.

The risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest increases during strenuous activities, which is why many US states enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

And no, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause cardiac arrests, no matter what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Neither can COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting cardiac arrests, or dying from them.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #3 : No Evidence Bronny James Had Myocarditis

According to CNN, Bronny James underwent cardiac screening several months earlier, as part of testing for prospective NBA players.

The screening included a transthroracic echocardiogram, which looks at blood flow through the heart and its valves, and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG), which shows the heart’s electrical activity.

Both heart screenings came back with normal results. This rules out the possibility that Bronny James was suffering from myocarditis, as Elon Musk and other people have suggested.

In fact, it would be quite impossible for Bronny James to practice with his team if he was suffering from myocarditis, as he would be experiencing chest pain, fatigue, and breathing difficulties, another other symptoms.

Needless to say, neither Elon Musk nor the other people who suggested or hinted that Bronny James was suffering from myocarditis actually provided any evidence…

Just in case you are wondering – the ECG / EKG only captures a snapshot of his heart’s electrical activity at that point in time. Bronny James will need to undergo longer monitoring, even a stress EKG, to see if there is any abnormal electrical activity, especially during more strenuous activity.

Fact #4 : Risk Of Myocarditis Much Higher With COVID-19 Infection

According to the large SAFECOVAC study conducted in Malaysia, there is less than one in a million risk of getting myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines!

In fact, if you take the SAFECOVAC data, and extrapolate the risk of myocarditis from people who were vaccinated three times (including booster dose) versus a COVID-19 infection, you will see this:

Look at the results! If you are worried about myocarditis, you should definitely want to AVOID getting infected with COVID-19.

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

No matter how you slice and dice the results, it is very clear that the risk of myocarditis is GREATEST with a single COVID-19 infection, than it is with THREE doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines.

Fact #5 : Unknown If Bronny James Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Bronny James has never publicly revealed his vaccination status, so it is unknown if he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

I can only confirm that his father, LeBron James, was fully-vaccinated as he revealed in September 2021:

I know that for me I can speak about myself. I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family, and things of that nature.

I know that I was very [skeptical] about it all, but after doing my research, and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited for not only me but for my family and for my friends, and that’s why I decided to do it.

While that may suggest that his entire family was similarly vaccinated against COVID-19, he did not explicitly say so.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Bronny James was fully-vaccinated, he would have received his vaccine doses more than a year ago!

He cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITTdevelop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Fact #7 : Claims Of COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Often Proven False

Most claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death or tragedy…

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Bronny James : Cardiac Arrest From Congenital Heart Defect!

It’s confirmed – Bronny James has a congenital heart defect that caused his cardiac arrest on the basketball court!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bronny James Almost Died From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that Bronny James collapsed from a cardiac arrest during basketball practice with his team, some people immediately claimed or suggested that LeBron James’ older son was suffering from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, or that his cardiac arrest was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Elon MuskWe cannot ascribe everything to the vaccine, but, by the same token, we cannot ascribe nothing.

Myocarditis is a known side-effect. The only question is whether it is rare or common.

William Makis MD : CARDIAC ARREST in the young – Lebron James’ 18 year old son Bronny James had a cardiac arrest during practice at 9:30am on July 24, 2023 – he was fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Some young people survive vaccine injury – 13 cases that did!

OutKick : Elon Musk is right to ask and wonder if the Covid vaccine contributed to Bronny James’ cardiac arrest.

We need to know why this keeps happening to young healthy adults.

Recommended : Died Suddenly : Anti-Vaccination Movie Lies Exposed!

 

Bronny James : Cardiac Arrest Was Caused By Heart Defect!

Born LeBron Raymone James Jr. on October 6, 2004, Bronny James is the eldest son of NBA superstar, LeBron James, and a basketball player for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans team.

At approximately 9:26 AM PDT on Monday, July 24, 2023, Bronny James collapsed while practicing with his team at the USC Galen Center. He was rushed by ambulance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and confirmed to have suffered from a cardiac arrest.

By the time news broke on Tuesday, July 25, Bronny James was in stable condition, and had already been released from intensive care. A spokesperson for his family said:

Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU.

We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.

On Friday, August 25, 2023, the James family announced in a statement, that Bronny James was found to have a congenital heart defect that likely caused his sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court:

After a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up evaluations at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the probable cause of Mr. James’ sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has been identified. 

It is an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be treated.

We are very confident in Bronny’s full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future. We will continue to provide updates to media and respectfully reiterate the family’s request for privacy.

The statement did not mention the type of congenital heart defect Bronny James has, but heart defects can definitely cause sudden cardiac arrest, especially during strenuous exercise or activity.

But to be clear – Bronny James was born with the heart defect (that’s what congenital means). He did not develop it from getting the COVID-19 vaccines.

Read more : Did Bronny James Almost Die From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Notably, the statement also did not mention myocarditis – a heart condition associated with mRNA vaccines, that anti-vaccination activists are suggesting caused his cardiac arrest.

As I pointed out earlier, Bronny James underwent cardiac screening several months earlier, as part of testing for prospective NBA players. The screening included a transthroracic echocardiogram, which looks at blood flow through the heart and its valves, and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG), which shows the heart’s electrical activity.

Both heart screenings came back with normal results. This rules out the possibility that Bronny James was suffering from myocarditis, as Elon Musk and other people have suggested. In fact, it would be quite impossible for Bronny James to practice with his team if he was suffering from myocarditis, as he would be experiencing chest pain, fatigue, and breathing difficulties, another other symptoms.

 

Cardiac Arrest Is Common In Young Athletes Like Bronny James

Anti-vaccination activists often claim that young, healthy people do not suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest. The truth is many young athletes do suddenly collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and many don’t survive unless they receive medical attention quickly.

The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year. Many people have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest at any time.

The risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest increases during strenuous activities, which is why many US states enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

And no, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause cardiac arrests, no matter what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Neither can COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting cardiac arrests, or dying from them.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Ultimately, Bronny James joins a long list of athletes whose injuries / deathswere ultimate proven to be wrongly blamed on the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are other examples:

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death or tragedy…

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Did Caleb White Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Alabama basketball star Caleb White collapse and die suddenly on-court from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Caleb White Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Caleb White collapsed and died suddenly during an on-court workout, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the Alabama high school basketball star died from COVID-19 vaccine Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)!

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH : First questions I ask as a cardiologist: brand, dose 1, 2, 3 etc, prior HCM or other known heart disease? Autopsy? C19vax myocarditis can be quickly ruled in or out. #courageousdiscourse
@ACCinTouch @American_Heart @HeartNews

Steve Kirsch : Another death of a young star basketball player. Come on folks. Have you ever seen so many cardiac events/deaths in young people before?

The common thread is that they were all vaccinated with the COVID vaccine.

Died Suddenly : Another young and healthy basketball player died Thursday afternoon. Pinson Valley High School senior Caleb White suffered a medical emergency at school.

Caleb was working out with his team when he collapsed to his death. Life-saving efforts were started at the school, and White was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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No Evidence Caleb White Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists…

Fact #1 : Caleb White Collapsed While Working Out

Caleb White was an Alabama high school basketball star, who was an all-state selection, and entering his senior year as a 3-star recruit.

On Thursday, 10 August 2023, Caleb White was working out on court at his school, when he reportedly collapsed at 1:12 PM.

First responders transported him to the St. Vincent’s East hospital in Birmingham, where he was pronounced dead at 2:23 PM, according to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates.

Pinson Valley High School principal issued this statement:

I unfortunately have some very sad news to report tonight. One of our senior students suffered a medical emergency at school today. Life saving efforts were immediately started and first responders were called. 

Sadly, the student was later pronounced deceased after being transported to the hospital. We will have more to say in the near future. Please know counseling resources will be available for anyone who needs them in the coming days. Please keep the student’s family and our school in your prayers.

Caleb White’s grandfather, George Varnadoe Jr., offered more details about his grandson’s death:

My heart is extremely heavy. My grandson, Caleb White was working out with his team a short while ago. He collapsed on the floor, they tried resuscitating him. When that didn’t work, he was then transported to the hospital. The doctor’s [sic] couldn’t revive him. At 17, he was dead!!!!

Caleb was an honor student, very respectful, high intellect, excellent role model, phenomenal basketball player ranked 25th best point guard in his class in the nation & number 2 in the state of Alabama. RIP Caleb! I love you man!!!!

Fact #2 : Caleb White Presumably Suffered A Cardiac Arrest

George Varnadoe Jr. later said that Caleb White suffered a cardiac arrest, similar to what LeBron James’ son – Bronny James, almost died from recently.

24 hours ago, my grandson, Caleb White collapsed on the basketball court, went into cardiac arrest and all attempts to resuscitate him failed. This was similar to the illness LaBron [sic] James son experienced as he was working out.

Out family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support but still in disbelief. Our whole family was really looking forward to his upcoming senior season and afterwards, playing for a D-1 school and then perhaps the NBA.

But ….. it wasn’t mean to be. You see, everything that happens, happens on time, because God wouldn’t allow it to happen, if it wasn’t on time. And so it was with Caleb.

We all have an appointment with God, one that you can’t reschedule. So we must stay ready, because you won’t have time to get ready. Please continue to pray for my family.

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Fact #3 : Caleb White’s Cause Of Death Is Still Unknown

Even though Caleb White was presumed to have suffered a cardiac arrest (which is a known risk factor for young athletes), his official cause of death has not been confirmed.

On Friday, 11 August 2023, an autopsy was performed on Caleb White to determine his official cause of death.

Until and unless his family, or the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, reveals the autopsy results, or Caleb White’s official cause of death, anyone who tells you that Caleb White died from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

Fact #4 : No Evidence Caleb White Has Myocarditis

There is no evidence that Caleb White was suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis. If he had myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines, it would have developed within days of getting the vaccination.

On top of that, he would have been experiencing symptoms of myocarditis like chest pain, shortness of breath, as well as heart palpitations or a pounding heart. It doesn’t seem likely that he would be able to play basketball without aggravating those symptoms.

Fact #5 : Cardiac Arrest Is Common In Young Athletes

Anti-vaccination activists falsely claim that young, healthy people do not suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest. The truth is many young athletes do suddenly collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and many don’t survive unless they receive medical attention quickly.

The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year. Many people have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest at any time.

The risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest increases during strenuous activities, which is why many US states enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

And no, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause cardiac arrests, no matter what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Neither can COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting cardiac arrests, or dying from them.

Recommended : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #6 : Unknown If Caleb White Was Vaccinated

Despite claims that Caleb White was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that Caleb White ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Caleb White was unvaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless his family reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Caleb White was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #7 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Caleb White was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses over a year ago!

He cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Recommended : Did Basketball Player Imo Essien Collapse From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #8 : Claims Of COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Often Proven False

Most claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death or tragedy…

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Did Dr Rashid Buttar die suddenly from vax shedding?!

Did Dr Rashid Buttar – one of the infamous Disinformation Dozen – just die suddenly from vaccine shedding?!

 

Claim : Dr Rashid Buttar Died Suddenly From Vaccine Shedding!

COVID-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists are upset that Dr Rashid Buttar died suddenly, even though he was completely unvaccinated against the coronavirus!

As one of the infamous Disinformation Dozen, Rashid Buttar helped to spread a lot of misinformation about COVID-19, and the COVID-19 vaccines. The group is said to be responsible for producing “up to 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms“.

The news was confirmed by other members of the Disinformation Dozen, with Sayer Ji – founder of Green Med Co, being amongst the first to confirm that Rashid Buttar passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Dr Rashid Buttar’s sudden death apparently stunned many conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists, because he was definitely not vaccinated. It seemed impossible to these people that unvaccinated people would ever “die suddenly”.

So how exactly did Dr. Rashid Buttar die suddenly, despite being unvaccinated? Officially, his family has not spoken up, or revealed his cause of death. Perhaps an autopsy will be performed, and the official cause of death announced to lay all rumours to rest, as Died Suddenly activists have often demanded.

Interestingly, it appears that Dr Rashid Buttar recently suffered both a stroke and myocarditis, and had to be admitted to the ICU for 6 days!

Stroke and myocarditis – the two common causes of death and morbidity antivaxxers blame on COVID-19 vaccines… but Dr Rashid Buttar was never vaccinated against COVID-19, so how is that possible?

According to Sayer Ji, Dr Buttar blamed “vaccine shedding” for his stroke and myocarditis – vaccine spike proteins released by vaccinated individuals entering his body to poison him! Wow!

For the record, Rashid reached out to me on Feb. 18th, and explained that only a few weeks before, he was in the ICU for 6 days, with a diagnosis of both stroke and myocarditis, with symptoms and biomarkers consistent with adverse effects from the mRNA jabs (which he did not have).

As you will see in the video, he believed that he was experiencing the result of shedding (aka, “self-amplifying” properties) from the transgenic mRNA jabs.

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Truth : Dr Rashid Buttar Did Not Die From Vaccine Shedding!

The truth is – we still don’t know exactly how and what Dr Rashid Buttar died. He was in intensive care for six days, but that was in January, after experiencing significant limb swelling and shortness of breath. Did he have heart failure too, or was he suffering from COVID-19? We don’t know.

He was admitted to the hospital on January 18, 2023, weighing 260 pounds (118 kg). By the time he was discharged, he only weighed 180 pounds (81.6 kg).

He did not reveal what caused his myocarditis or stroke, but considering the fact that he was never vaccinated, it was possible that he could have developed viral myocarditis and stroke after a COVID-19 infection. Studies have shown that the risk of developing myocarditis and stroke is much, much higher with a single COVID-19 infection than it is with any COVID-19 vaccine! But again – this is mere speculation.

What we know for sure is that his death had nothing to do with vaccine shedding (or viral shedding), as Dr. Rashid Bullar himself suggested prior to his death.

Vaccine / viral shedding is only possible with live, attenuated virus vaccines, which use a weakened form of the virus which can “multiply” and “shed” inside and outside the body.

Vaccine / viral shedding is not possible with current COVID-19 vaccines, because none of them use live, attenuated SARS-CoV-2 viruses! So it is simply impossible for any COVID-19 vaccine currently approved to shed viruses or spike proteins.

Recommended : Did US + UK Create COVID-19 As Bioweapon?!

 

Dr Rashid Buttar : A Controversial Career

Born in London on January 20, 1966 to Pakistani parents, Rashid Ali Buttar emigrated to the US when he was 9, and eventually became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. After that, he found himself in many controversial circumstances.

In 2007, Rashid Buttar was brought before the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, accused of unprofessional conduct while treating four cancer patients, three of whom died. The panel would recommend that his licence be suspended indefinitely, and that he be prohibited from treating children or patients with cancer, but ultimately stayed that decision.

In 2010, the FDA warned Rashid Buttar about illegally marketing unapproved topical creams. FDA inspections also revealed that his company, V-SAB Medical Labs, did not comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and its products were adulterated.

In 2011, the Hawaii Medical Board denied Rashid Buttar a medical licence.

In 2019, the North Carolina Medical Board disciplined Rashid Buttar after receiving two complaints – his treatment of a cancer patient increased the patient’s pain and suffering, and his “personal relationship with the parent of a young patient” violated boundary.

In March 2021, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) listed Dr. Rashid Buttar as part of the Disinformation Dozen – 12 individuals or organisations responsible for up to 65% of anti-vaccine content on major social media sites.

Dr Rashid Buttar is survived by his three children, Sara (30), Abie (24), and Rohan (18). Our deepest condolences to his family.

 

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Did DOD Data Show Spike In Diseases After Vaccine?!

Did leaked DOD data show a massive spike in diseases in US military personnel after they received the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : DOD Data Show Massive Disease Spike After Vaccine!

People are sharing a post and/or video which claim that leaked data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) show a massive increase in diseases in US military personnel after they received the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is an excerpt from the really long article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Leaked Database Shows U.S. Military Disease Rocketing After Covid-19 inoculations

Attorney Thomas Renz reveals what multiple DoD whistleblowers have provided on the safety signals they are seeing. These numbers are mind blowing!

Attorney Thomas Renz reveals what multiple DoD whistleblowers have provided on the safety signals they are seeing. These numbers are mind blowing!

Data leaked from the Defense Health Agencies Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) shows skyrocketing levels of disease among military personnel.

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Truth : DOD Data Do Not Show Massive Disease Spike After Vaccine!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS being created to scare people about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : DMED Data Is Available To Many People

First, let me just point out that the Defense Health Agencies Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) is an online DOD (Department of Defense) platform which allows users to look up a subset of data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS).

The DMED platform is not public, but it is available to a wide number of people, specifically “U.S. military personnel, medical providers, epidemiologists, medical researchers, safety officers, medical operations and clinical staff, and federal partners and civilian collaborators in military medical research and operations“.

Anyone with the right credentials, including civilian researchers, can access the database.

Fact #2 : DMED Data For 2016-2020 Was Inaccurate

US DOD (Department of Defense) spokesperson Lisa Lawrence explained that the massive increase in diseases afflicting US military personnel in 2021 was due to inaccurate DMED data for 2016-2020:

Comparing the DMED database to the source data contained in DMSS, the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Surveillance Division (AFHSD) discovered that the total number of medical diagnoses from 2016-2020 that were accessible in DMED represented only a small fraction of actual medical diagnoses for those years. In contrast, the 2021 total number of medical diagnoses were up to date in DMED.

The comparison between the data available in the platform from 2021 and 2016-2020 “resulted in the appearance of significant increased occurrence of all medical diagnoses in 2021 because of the underreported data for 2016-2020. AFHSD has taken DMED offline to identify and correct the root-cause of the data corruption.

Peter Graves, the spokesperson for the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Surveillance Division, explained that the incorrect data for the years 2016-2020 led to a large underreporting of diseases for those years. But the 2021 data was correct, thus giving the “appearance of significant increased ccurrence of all medical diagnoses in 2021 because of the underreported data for 2016-2020“.

In other words, the incorrect DMED data for 2016-2022 made it appear as if there was a sudden spike in illnesses affecting US military personnel, when there was none.

If there was really a spike in diseases after COVID-19 vaccination, the US DOD would have reacted quickly, as this would have gravely impacted troop readiness. They didn’t do anything because there was no actual spike in diseases after vaccination.

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Fact #3 : No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Cancer

There is zero evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer, or increase the risk of cancer. In fact, there is no sign of any surge of cancers developing after COVID-19 vaccinations worldwide.

Claims that COVID-19 vaccines cause “turbo cancer” is also nonsensical – there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”. Cancers generally take many years to develop following exposure to carcinogens.

It is biologically implausible for COVID-19 vaccines to cause a spike in cancer diagnoses, even if the DMED data was correct (which isn’t the case).

Fact #4 : No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Birth Defects / Fertility Problems

There is also zero evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause birth defects and fertility problems like miscarriages, ovarian dysfunction, infertility in men or women, etc.

Post-marketing surveillance have not detected any data that would suggest that the COVID-19 vaccines would negatively impact pregnancy or fertility in any way. Later studies involving thousands of pregnancies also showed that there was no increased risk of miscarriages, preterm births, or other safety concerns for mothers and their babies after COVID-19 vaccination.

In contrast, the data shows that pregnant women are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19, particularly in their second and third trimesters. This increases the risk of preterm birth and miscarriage / still birth.

Furthermore, two US studies found that COVID-19 vaccination did not affect sperm quality, or embryo implantation. But COVID-19 infections has been shown to temporarily reduce male fertility.

Fact #5 : Heart Problems Are More Common With COVID-19 Infections

mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are associated with the rare risk of developing heart inflammation – myocarditis and pericarditis, but they mostly occur in males under the age of 40, and are generally milder in nature.

On the other hand, heart inflammation is not only more common with COVID-19 infections, it is often more severe.

The large SAFECOVAC trial involving over 400,000 hospital admissions showed that it is hundred of times easier to get myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection, than it is from three doses of any COVID-19 vaccine!

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

Look at the results! If you are worried about myocarditis, you should definitely want to AVOID getting infected with COVID-19.

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Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been Proven Safe + Effective

Anti-vaccination proponents are not interested in your health, which is why they keep spreading misinformation about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines were only approved AFTER they have undergone large safety and efficacy tests, involving tens of thousands of volunteers.

And even after receiving Emergency Use Authorisation and full FDA approval, they continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

The reason why doctors and health authorities STRONGLY advocate vaccination is because the vaccines have been PROVEN to protect the vast majority of people from getting COVID-19 in the first place.

And even if you do get infected after vaccination, the vaccine will protect you against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

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Why Utah State WR Josh Davis Suddenly Collapsed!

Did Utah State wide receiver Josh Davis suddenly collapsed on the field from a COVID-19 vaccine side effect?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Utah State WR Josh Davis Suddenly Collapsed From Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Josh Davis collapsed on the field during practice, people immediately claimed that the Utah State wide receiver was injured by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Steve Kirsch : Have you ever seen so many cardiac arrests among young kids before in your life????

JoeBell : Utah State football player hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest.

It is due to #covidvaccine until proven otherwise. Doctors need access to CDC vaccine database for brand dose 1 2 3 etc. With vaccine myocarditis sports are not allowed because it triggers cardiac arrest.

Utah State football player hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest / poison vaccine 💀☠️

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Truth : Josh Davis Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Side Effect!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Josh Davis Collapsed Suddenly During Practice

Josh Davis (born August 13, 2002) is a former Carlsbad high school football player who joined the Utah State University’s Aggies football team in February 2022.

Some people appear to be confusing him with a different Josh Davis (born Joshua Davis on September 21, 1998) who plays for the Weber State Wildcats as a running back.

The Utah State Josh Davis was training with his team at the Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Thursday, March 23, 2023, when he suddenly collapsed on the field.

He was immediately treated by the Utah State University (USU) training staff and emergency medical personnel. He was later taken to the Logan Regional Hospital and then the McKay Dee Hospital, where he was stabilised and underwent therapeutic hypothermia to preserve his neurological function.

Although he was initially not identified, Utah State University later issued a statement identifying him as Josh Davis.

Davis, a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Carlsbad, California, collapsed during practice on Thursday and was immediately treated by USU’s athletic training staff, led by Mike Williams, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, followed by emergency medical personnel, who transported him to Logan Regional Hospital

Davis received initial critical treatment and was stabilized at Logan Regional Hospital before being transported to McKay-Dee Hospital, where their critical care team continued treatment with therapeutic hypothermia to lower the body temperature to preserve his neurological function.

Davis’ parents, Matt and Chrissy, arrived in Utah Thursday evening, and were met at the hospital by Utah State Team Physician Dr. David G. Liddle, Interim Athletics Director Jerry Bovee, head football coach Blake Anderson and athletic trainer Kendra Gilmore.

Fact #2 : Josh Davis Suffered A Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Utah State University then shared a photo with an update on Friday, March 24, announcing that his condition was upgraded from critical to “Fair Condition” that morning.

It also stated that Josh Davis collapsed after suffering a “non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest“.

Josh Davis, a football player for Utah State, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition as of Friday morning, following a non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest during Thursday’s spring practice on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Aggies head coach Blake Anderson praised the USU training staff for their quick action, which likely saved Josh Davis’ life.

Awake, alert, and breathing on his own. The training staff absolutely saved his life. No hesitation all. Miracle.

Read more : Did Ryan Keeler Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Josh Davis Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Josh Davis never publicly revealed his COVID-19 vaccination status, so it is unknown if he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, which is why many people like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley and Stephan Bonnar were never vaccinated.

Utah State University (USU) required students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for Spring Semester 2022, but dropped that requirement for the Fall 2022 intake.

Since USU calls Josh Davis a freshman (first year student), it is likely he joined USU in the fall, which would mean he was not subjected to the earlier vaccine mandate. That does not mean he is unvaccinated. It simply means – we don’t know his vaccination status.

Until and unless his family reveals his vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Josh Davis was fully-vaccinated or boosted is likely lying to you.

Fact #4 : Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Common In Young Athletes

Anti-vaccination activists falsely claim that young, healthy people do not suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest. The truth is many young athletes do suddenly collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and many don’t survive unless they receive medical attention quickly.

The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year. Many people have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest at any time.

The risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest increases during strenuous activities, which is why many US states enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

And no, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause cardiac arrests, no matter what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Neither can COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting cardiac arrests, or dying from them.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #5 : Claims Of Athletes Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next athlete tragedy…

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Are Children Dying From Heart Attacks By Vaccine?!

Are children dying from heart attacks caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Children Are Dying From Heart Attacks Caused By Vaccine!

People are sharing an article by tech millionaire Steve Kirsch, which suggests that children are dying from heart attacks caused by the COVID-19 vaccines.

First was an “owner of many funeral homes across the US”, who allegedly claimed that they have never seen a 15 year-old die from a heart attack, but in December 2022 alone, they handled three such cases.

Second was “a very experienced nurse” who never heart of a 15 year old with a heart attack in her entire career, but now hears of them on a regular basis.

Here is an excerpt from his article, but it’s still rather long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts:

Ever since the vaccines rolled out, deaths are up, particularly among young people.

I talked to the owner of many funeral homes across the US; collectively they handle over 3,000 funerals a year. He asked that his name be kept confidential for fear of retribution.

 

No Evidence Children Are Dying From Heart Attacks Caused By Vaccine!

This is yet another example of MISINFORMATION being created to scare people about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Heart Attack Is Not Cardiac Arrest

First, I think it is important to establish that a heart attack (myocardial infarction) is not the same thing as a cardiac arrest.

A cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating completely, causing the person to collapse and lose consciousness, as we have seen with many young athletes like Christian Eriksen and Paul Duncan, as well as children like Jackson Mohr.

A heart attack is a circulation problem where blood supply to the heart is interrupted, typically by a blood clot. The person will often experience chest pain, shortness of breath, and even feel light-headed or nauseous.

It is also important to note that people who suffer a heart attack can develop an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #2 : Heart Attack Is Not Myocarditis

Second, it is also important to note that myocarditis and pericarditis are different from a heart attack (myocardial infarction.

Myocarditis and pericarditis are, respectively, inflammation of the heart muscle, and its lining. They are known rare side effects of mRNA vaccines, as well as more commonly – viral infections.

A heart attack, as explained earlier, occurs when the heart’s blood supply is interrupted, often by a blood clot blocking one or more coronary arteries. No COVID-19 vaccine is known to cause heart attacks in children or in adults.

Read more : Do mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Increase Heart Disease Risk?

Fact #3 : Children Can And Do Die From Heart Attacks

Most of us probably (and thankfully!) won’t know of a child who has suffered from a heart attack, or tragically, died from one.

So it may seem believable when we are told that a funeral home owner, or even a nurse, has never seen a child die from a heart attack. The sad truth is – children can and do die from heart attacks.

In the United Kingdom, the UK Office for National Statistics reported that over 19,000 children (19 years and younger) without any known underlying disease die from heart attacks every single year.

  • 2018 : 19,654 children died from acute myocardial infarction
  • 2019 : 19,386 children died from acute myocardial infarction
  • 2020 : 19,440 children died from acute myocardial infarction

Fact #4 : No Evidence Childhood Deaths From Heart Attacks Increased By 100X

It appears that Steve Kirsch based his claim that childhood deaths from heart attacks increased on anecdotes from that funeral home owners. My emphasis in bold.

Like most funeral homes, they don’t tally statistics but they remember the anecdotes. The most noticeable thing is that the events are happening disproportionally to younger people (i.e., people under 65).

So if elderly deaths are only up by 15%, but younger age groups are increased by 100% or more, the overall all-cause mortality for all ages will only increase modestly (since younger people rarely die).

Somehow, that increase by 100% (2X increase) later became “kids dying of heart attacks are up by 100X over normal“, which is a 10,000% increase.

I’m not sure if this is a typo and he really meant a 100% (2X) increase, since Kirsch repeated the 100X increase twice.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #5 : No Evidence Childhood Deaths From Heart Attacks Increased By 100X

There is no evidence that childhood deaths from heart attacks have increased, never mind whether it’s by 2X (100%) or 100X.

But if we use Kirsch’s claim to extrapolate from the data (see Fact #3) that an average of 19,000 children in the UK die from heart attacks every year before the vaccine was introduced, that would mean:

  • 100% increase : 38,000 children in the UK should die every year post-vaccination
  • 10000% increase : 1.9 million children in the UK should die every year post-vaccination

Just FYI, there are only about 14 million children under the age of 18 in the United Kingdom. Since COVID-19 vaccines have been introduced for over 2 years now, the UK should have seen :

  • 100% increase : 76,000 children dead from heart attacks
  • 10000% increase : 3.8 million children dead from heart attacks

I look forward to Steve Kirsch, or anyone else, providing that so many children really died from heart attacks, whether they are caused by the COVID-19 vaccines or otherwise.

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

Take a look at the viral video by MIT professor Retsef Levi, who called for the immediate suspension of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and find out what the facts really are!

 

MIT Professor Retsef Levi Calls For Suspension Of mRNA Vaccines!

A video by MIT professor Retsef Levi has gone viral, after he claimed that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were causing serious harm to young people, and called for their immediate suspension!

Here is my rough transcript of what Retsef Levi said in his viral video. It’s VERY long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Hi, my name if Retsef Levi, and since 2006, I’m a faculty member at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have more than 30 years experience as a practitioner and an academic in using data analytics to assess and manage risk, particularly in the context of health systems, health policies, as well as the management of safety and quality of manufacturing of biologic drugs.

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

You do not have to be an MIT professor like Retsef Levi to go through his claims, and discover these facts for yourself. It’s really not difficult at all. Let me show you…

Fact #1 : Retsef Levi Is Professor of Management + Operations Management

Normally, I do not like to comment on anyone’s credentials, as the merits of their facts and arguments should stand on their own. However, Retsef Levi made a point of promoting his credentials, so I feel it is necessary to have a clearer picture of his credentials.

Retsef Levi is a professor of Management, as well as Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, which is a separate business school under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT Sloan focuses on MBA, Finance, Business Analytics, Management, etc. and is separate from the MIT School of Science, where the faculty teaches and researches the hard sciences from physics and biology to computational biology and statistics.

Management and Operations Management deal with business administration practices to create the highest level of efficiency within a business organisation, which are critical in managing large corporations like Pfizer and Moderna, but would have virtually nothing to do with the actual research and development (R&D) of their products.

Fact #2 : MIT Study Did Not Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems!

The first study that Retsef Levi mentioned was the one he co-authored in April 2022, which I fact checked in May 2022. In my fact check article, I pointed out these problems:

  • No clinical research was conducted on any patient. The study only “analysed” data collected by a third party – the Israel National Emergency Medical Services.
  • The study relied on call data based on initial diagnosis by responding paramedics, not the final / actual diagnosis by doctors after the patients undergo all necessary clinical and laboratory investigations at the hospital.
  • The data did not include about 50% of cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome cases in Israel for that period of time.
  • The data was not tied to COVID-19 infection, or COVID-19 vaccination, or even pre-existing heart problems.
  • The authors themselves pointed out that they did not establish any causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccines and heart problems.
  • The authors also pointed out that the increase in cardiac arrests and acute coronary syndrome may be caused by “other underlying causal mechanisms”.

My fact check article goes much further, but suffice to say – that MIT study did not prove that the Pfizer vaccine increased the risk of heart problems like cardiac arrests in young adults.

Read more : Did MIT Study Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems?!

Fact #3 : Adverse Events of Special Interest Are Not Vaccine Side Effects!

As supporting evidence, Professor Retsef Levi shared a September 2022 article called “Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults“.

That article claimed that “secondary analysis of serious adverse events reported” in the Phase 3 trial of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines showed that they were associated with significantly higher risk of serious adverse events of special interest (AESI):

  • Pfizer : 36% higher risk of AESI
  • Moderna : 6% higher risk of AESI
  • Pfizer + Moderna combined : 16% higher risk of AESI

What I don’t understand about the article is why the authors performed their “analysis” of adverse events of special interest (AESI), when they are not side effects of the vaccines!

  • The AESI list is not specific to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The AESI list includes “exposure to SARS-CoV-2”, and other viruses like Herpes, MERS, Varicella, as well as other “communicable disease”.
  • The AESI list includes manufacturing and lab test issues like “Manufacturing laboratory analytical testing issue, Manufacturing materials issue, Manufacturing production issue“.
  • The AESI list includes product supply issues like “Product availability issue, Product distribution issue, Product supply issue“.

That’s not all, but I think you catch the drift – the Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) list is not a list of vaccine side effects!

Read more : Why Adverse Events of Special Interest Are NOT Side Effects!

Fact #4 : Smallpox Vaccine Does Not Use mRNA Technology

Oddly enough, Retsef Levi referred to a 2015 US Military finding that the smallpox vaccine caused heart problems.

In this 2019 case study by the US military, the rate of myopericarditis was shown to increase by 50X after they switched from the older Dryvax smallpox vaccine, to the new ACAM2000 vaccine.

However, that new ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine does not use mRNA technology, but a single plaque-purified vaccinia virus derivative of Dryvax (NYCBH strain).

In other words – the smallpox vaccine uses a live but less dangerous virus called vaccinia, to help your body develop immunity against the smallpox virus.

Viral infections, even if they are mild, can lead to heart inflammation, so it would not be surprising if the smallpox vaccine (which uses an actual virus) can trigger heart inflammation in a small number of people.

Fact #5 : Implication Of Free Spike Protein In Vaccine Myocarditis Still Unknown

On 4 January 2023, a study published in the journal Circulation showed that 16 patients who developed myocarditis after mRNA vaccination had “markedly elevated levels of full-length spike protein” that were “unbound by antibodies”.

In contrast, no free spike proteins were detected in 45 control subjects who did not develop myocarditis after mRNA vaccination.

This is a very interesting finding, which suggests that free spike proteins (unbound by antibodies) may possibly be the cause of myocarditis in young adults who receive the mRNA vaccine. However, the implication isn’t clear because it is not known why there are free spike proteins in the first place.

The mRNA vaccines teach some of our cells to create spike proteins. Because they are expressed on the cell surface, those spike proteins do not float freely in the blood, but rather, trigger the immune system to develop antibodies that bind to them.

As the study noted, people who do not develop myocarditis after receive the mRNA vaccines do not show any free spike protein – precisely what was meant to happen.

So the implication of that finding of free spike protein is still unknown, and warrants additional research. It is, however, not evidence that the mRNA vaccines cause heart problems.

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Fact #6 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Can Be Confirmed

It is important to point out that vaccine-induced myocarditis can be clinically differentiated from classical myocarditis, as well as proven through histopathology.

Instead of relying on “statistical analysis” of partial data from emergency call centres, we should rely instead on proper medical diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory investigations.

That is how we can avoid prematurely claiming that people died from the COVID-19 vaccines, only for their autopsies to prove otherwise, like these cases:

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death / tragedy…

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Did Danielle Mei Cabana Die Of Vaccine Myocarditis?!

Did 6 year-old Danielle Mei Cabana die from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Danielle Mei Cabana Died From Vaccine Myocarditis!

People keep sharing a photo of 6 year-old Danielle Mei Cabana, claiming that she died from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some examples on social media:

Died Suddenly : One of the most heart breaking 💉💉 stories:

Mel Cabana was 6 years old when she was taken to the hospital with flu symptoms.

She subsequently received two heart procedures and began to breathe on her own, but ultimately #diedsuddenly after suffering a “massive stroke.”

Danielle Mei Cabana, 6, hockey player, diagnosed with myocarditis, passed away after suffering a “massive stroke.” 🥅 🏒 ❤️

#DiedSuddenly #SuddenDeath #answersforsean @MegynKellyShow #LMP @AtTheMartins #3strong #died #DiedSuddenlyNews #JusticeForTrista

Erst 6j. geworden.
Wie konnte man das Kind diese Gefährliche Spritze verabreichen?!?
Rest In Peace Danielle Mei Cabana💉⚰️
#Myocarditis

Just turned 6 years old.
How could you give the child this dangerous injection?!?
Rest In Peace Danielle Mei Cabana 💉⚰️
#Myocarditis

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Truth : Danielle Mei Cabana Did Not Die From Vaccine Myocarditis!

It’s now a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Danielle Mei Cabana Had The Flu

Danielle Mei Cabana (born October 3, 2016) was a 6 year old member of the Richmond Raven U7 girls hockey team.

Danielle and her sisters caught the flu at around Remembrance Day on November 11. While her sisters recovered, Danielle could not fight off the infection, and was admitted to the British Columbia Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

At the hospital, Danielle Cabana’s condition worsened, and she was transferred to the ICU, where she was diagnosed with myocarditis caused by the flu.

To be clear – Danielle Mei Cabana did not get her myocarditis from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #2 : Danielle Mei Cabana Died From A Stroke

According to her father, Denis Cabana, Danielle was given medicine to treat the myocarditis, but her heart stopped that evening.

Danielle Mei Cabana underwent two heart procedures over the next two days, and started to breathe on her own on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Unfortunately, she suffered a “massive stroke” later that day, and died from it.

Her father, Denis Cabana posted about her demise on Instagram (now private):

We went back to the room where the doctors unplugged the machine and we said our goodbyes. Dani held on for another 10 minutes or so before finally resting.

While we may not be able to see or touch her again, her spirit and memories will live forever within her parents and sisters. We will honor her life and make sure she has a fulfilling life through our eyes.

A GoFundMe was set up for her family, and her funeral service would be held tomorrow, January 20, 2023.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Danielle Mei Cabana Was Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Danielle Mei Cabana was vaccinated against COVID-19, because her vaccination status was never publicly revealed.

For all we know – she may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Canada, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Danielle Mei Cabana received the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

Fact #4 : Claims Of Children Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing child deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of child deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

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Dax Tejera : Cause of Death NOT Vaccine Heart Attack!

Did ABC News producer Dax Tejera die from a vaccine-induced heart attack at just 37 years of age?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-04-01 : Added Dax Tejera’s official cause of death, and more details.
Updated @ 2023-01-04 : Added more details about Dax Tejera’s heart attack and death.

Originally posted @ 2022-12-27

 

Claim : Dax Tejera Died From Vaccine-Induced Heart Attack!

Right after news broke that Dax Tejera died suddenly, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the ABC News producer died from a COVID-19 vaccine-induced heart attack!

The sudden death of 37y male is shocking .Myocardits post covid vaccine is a possibility that should be explored My deepest condolences to the young family losing their beloved father

ABC News executive producer Dax Tejera, 37, died of a heart attack. COVID vaccines should immediately be pulled off the market.

ABC News producer Dax Tejera dead at 37 RIP, wake up this is not a tragic case this is Genocide by the vaccine manufactures, How many suddenly do we need to wake the F world up you could be the next person if you had the 💉.

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Truth : Dax Tejera Did Not Die From Vaccine-Induced Heart Attack!

It’s now a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Dax Tejera Collapsed After From Dinner + Drinks

Initially, Dax Tejera – an ABC News executive producer, reportedly passed away from a heart attack on Friday, December 23, 2022. This was announced by ABC News President Kim Goodwin in a staff memo on Christmas Eve :

It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night.

As EP (Executive Producer) of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Dax’s energy, passion and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning. That same love was extended to his precious girls.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family.

Since then, more details have emerged about his death. Dax Tejera collapsed while walking back from dinner and drinks with his wife at a New York City restaurant. He was taken to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance, but died before he could reach it.

Fact #2 : Dax Tejera Choked To Death

An autopsy was performed on Dax Tejera, and on February 8, 2023, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner announced that Dax Tejera died from “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication“, and classified his death as “accidental“.

In other words, Dax Tejera choked to death while intoxicated with alcohol. He did not suffer a heart attack as initially suspected. He also did not suffer from any COVID-19 vaccine side effect. Anti-vaccination activists have been proven WRONG… YET AGAIN.

Read more : Why NYPD Arrested Dax Tejera’s Wife After His Death!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Dax Tejera Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Anti-vaccination activists claim that Dax Tejera was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. However, there is no evidence of that, as he never publicly revealed his vaccination status.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States where he lives, and many people like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley and Stephan Bonnar were never vaccinated.

Dax Tejera took his family to St. Barts for a holiday in July 2021, which some anti-vaccination activists are claiming as evidence he was fully vaccinated. That’s not true, because St. Barts allows both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans to visit.

  • Fully-vaccinated American and Canadian travellers can visit St. Barthelemy without undergoing any PCR or antigen test.
  • Unvaccinated American and Canadian travellers can visit St. Barthelemy with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, taken within 3 days prior to departure, or a negative antigen test taken within 2 days prior to arrival.

So it is possible that Dax Tejera was never vaccinated against COVID-19. Until and unless we know his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Dex Tejera died from the COVID-19 vaccine is lying to you.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Dax Tejera was fully-vaccinated before his trip to St. Barts in July 2021, he cannot possibly be suffering from any vaccine side effects, because they appear within days, not 17 months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and TTS develop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up sudden deaths or injuries to the vaccine; injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like myocarditis and TTS can be proven.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Fact #6 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen of other false celebrity claims!

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Tyler Sanders : Cause of Death Was Not Vaccine!

The autopsy results of Emmy-nominated actor Tyler Sanders is out, and it showed that he did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2022-12-30 : Added Tyler Sanders’ autopsy report, and official cause of death.
Updated @ 2022-07-09 : Added new info on his funeral, autopsy and cause of death.

Originally posted @ 2022-06-18

 

Claim : Tyler Sanders Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Mere hours after news broke that Tyler Sanders – who starred in Fear of the Walking Dead and 911 Lone Star – died, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are just a few examples of those claims circulating on social media :

Tyler Sanders dead at 18: 9-1-1 Lone Star actor dies. Seriously. You don’t need a Uni Degree or be a Doctor to 100% know that he died from the COVID Vaccine. Are you people really going to just accept “Suddenly Unknown Reason” as a Valid excuse. FFS.

The Vaccine kills another actor. Tyler Sanders dead at 18: ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor was an Emmy nominee

Yet another young life lost. There’s Sudden Adult Death Syndrome too. Young athletes popping off et al. What’s changed eh? Some would suspect #vaccines I suppose. 9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor Tyler Sanders dead at 18

Read more : Ray Liotta : Cause Of Death Not COVID-19 Or Vaccine!

 

Tyler Sanders : Cause of Death Was Not Vaccine!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Police Found Tyler Sanders Dead At Home

The Los Angeles police received a call on Thursday, 16 June 2022, to conduct a welfare check on Tyler Sanders, after his friends didn’t hear from him after a night out.

They found Tyler Sanders alone in his home, and pronounced him deceased. His agent, Pedro Tapia, confirmed his death in a statement on Friday, 17 June 2022 :

Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future. He comes from a wonderful family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.

Fact #2 : Tyler Sanders’ Death Treated As Suspected Overdose

On July 5, sources connected to the investigation told TMZ that Tyler Sanders’ death was being “treated as a suspected [drug] overdose“.

Tyler Sanders reportedly had a history of drug use, and the LA police found a plastic straw and white powder in the room where his body was found.

Fact #3 : Autopsy Report Confirmed Tyler Sanders’s Cause Of Death

The L.A. County’s Medical Examiner-Coroner stated that they completed his autopsy on Friday (17 June), and posted on their website that they had already released his body (to his family).

At that time, they deferred the report pending additional investigations. Once the results of those tests / studies are in, , will make a final determination of his cause of death.

On Thursday, December 29, 2022, Dr. Parks – the Deputy Medical Examiner in charge of his case finalised the report, stating that his cause of death was fentanyl effects, and it was accidental.

In the autopsy report, the Medical Examiner said that Tyler Sanders told a friend in text messages the night before his death that he was using fentanyl. Tyler did not answer phone calls from that friend, after sending that message about fentanyl.

The Medical Examiner also said that Tyler Sanders had no known medical issues, but had a history of drug abuse of heroin, LSD, mushrooms and Xanax. Finally, the report noted that he was found unresponsive in his own bed, and illicit drugs were found in the bathroom.

Fact #4 : David Sanders Referred To An Apparent Drug Overdose

Someone who attended Tyler Sanders’ funeral in Houston told TMZ that his father, David Sanders, delivered an eulogy in which he told them that Tyler died of an apparent drug overdose.

Fact #5 : Tyler Sanders Was Apparently Battling Depression

Tyler Sanders allegedly started struggling with depression when he began filming “9-1-1”.

David Sanders also told those who attended his funeral “how Tyler’s brain was wired to where he could not feel happiness“.

Fact #6 : Tyler Sanders Looked Healthy + Well 3 Days Prior

Tyler Sanders was on vacation with his family in Vail, Colorado, just a few days before he died.

His last Instagram post was on June 13, which showed him looking real swank in his blue suit. He certainly looks fit and healthy.

Two days earlier, he posted this great shot of white water rafting with his family in Vail, Colorado.

These recent photos contradict claims that he was suffering from vaccine side effects.

Fact #7 : Unknown If Tyler Sanders Was Even Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Tyler Sanders was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccines.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Fact #8 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #9 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If Tyler received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for his death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received months earlier.

Read more : Did Pfizer Vaccine Documents Reveal 1,291 Side Effects?!

Fact #10 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Occurs Within Days

If Tyler Sanders was indeed vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna, it is true that he has a very small risk of developing post-vaccination myocarditis.

However, he would develop myocarditis within days of the vaccination, with symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, etc.

He would not be able to undertake strenuous activities like… going white water rafting with his family!

I should also point out that the risk of developing myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection is over a hundred times higher than developing myocarditis from three doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

So if you are really worried about myocarditis, you should definitely get vaccinated against COVID-19!

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Is Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #11 : Claims Of Celebrities Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen that I have personally fact checked.

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Gwen Casten : Cause of Sudden Death NOT Vaccine!

US Congressman Sean Casten just revealed the cause of his daughter’s sudden death, confirming that Gwen Casten did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine!

 

Claim : Gwen Casten suffered Sudden Death from vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that the Gwen Casten died suddenly in her sleep, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that the 17 year-old daughter of US Congressman Sean Casten died from vaccine-induced Sudden Adult Death Syndrome!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on her death:

Fully vaccinated is why she died of Sudden Cardiac Arrhythmia all of a sudden this has become reason for Deaths since COVID-19 vaccines started SO ITS THE CAUSE

Gwen Casten, 17, has died. To Senator Casten, this is a terrible, heartbreaking day. Her Twitter account has been scrubbed of all of her Covid tweets, and her vaccine tweets. If you think my post is cruel, learn how to use VAERS.

It’s called SIDS in babies – didn’t exist pre vaccine no liability clause/ increase in jabs on the schedule.

Shld we expect more babies to die suddenly in their sleep?

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Truth : Vaccine SADS was NOT cause of death for Gwen Casten!

It’s now a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Gwen Casten Died Of Sudden Cardiac Arrhythmia

Gwen Casten passed away in her sleep on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home in Chicago, Illinois.

At that time, her family did not reveal any cause of death, allowing anti-vaccination activists like tech millionaire Steve Kirsch to claim that she died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

That changed on Friday, October 7 when the Casten family issued a statement, revealing that Gwen died of a sudden cardiac arrhythmia – an irregular heart beat that caused her heart to stop.

The truth is finally revealed – the cause of death for Gwen Casten was sudden heart failure caused by a cardiac arrhythmia, not the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gwen was a healthy 2022 teenager. She ate well, exercised, got regular check-ups, didn’t suffer from any behavioral health issues, and had close relationships with family and friends. She was fully vaccinated, and quarantined after occasional positive, asymptomatic COVID tests during the omicron wave. She had just come home from an evening with friends, went to bed and didn’t wake up.

We are heartbroken, but we are not unique. Sudden, unexplained heart-failure among young, healthy people is rare but real. We are left grasping at the wrong end of random chance.

We are grateful for the outpouring of love we’ve received over these past months. We’ve cried again over each of your letters, messages, meals, and flowers, but they are appreciated. We are also grateful for the donations to the Downers Grove North Friends of Fine Arts and March for Our Lives, causes that Gwen was actively engaged in during high school. It is a comfort to know how many lives Gwen touched over her 17 years.

She had a big, beautiful, kind, loving heart. And it stopped, as all must.

None of us know when our last heartbeat will come. The best we can hope for is that when our loved ones do pass, we will have no regrets about the time we were lucky enough to share.

So hug the folks you love a little harder today. Be present in their lives. And spread your love a little farther. Because in the end, it’s all that remains.

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Fact #2 : Gwen Casten Was Healthy Before Her Sudden Death

As the Casten family pointed out – Gwen had regular check-ups and was healthy before her sudden death.

That tells us that she was not suffering from vaccine-related side effects like myocarditis or pericarditis, which would have left her breathless and fatigued, with chest pains, etc.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists claim, COVID-19 vaccines do not cause people to suddenly die in their sleep.

Fact #3 : Vaccine Protected Gwen Casten

Gwen Casten was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, and her family pointed out that it protected her against the coronavirus.

When she was infected during the Omicron wave, her earlier vaccination not only protected her against severe illness, she was asymptomatic.

Fact #4 : SUDC / SUDIC Existed Long Before COVID-19 Vaccines

Anti-vaccination activists falsely claim that sudden unexplained death in young people and children never occurred before COVID-19 vaccines.

Children who appear perfectly healthy can and do die for no known reason. Such unexplained deaths in children are common enough that there is a term for it – Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC / SUDIC).

SUDC is most prevalent in toddlers (1-4 years old) and children in their late teens (15-19 years old). Nearly all children with SUDC were sleeping before becoming unresponsive, and were in state of usual good health.

The United States alone reported approximately 400 cases of SUDC every single year, before COVID-19 vaccines were invented or administered.

Globally, over 50,000 children in good health die suddenly every year, for unknown reasons, long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

SUDC statistics for England and Wales from 2011 to 2020 showed NO INCREASE in SUDC cases, clearly demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SUDC.

Fact #5 : SADS Is An Inherited Heart Condition

It is ludicrous to claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), because SADS was first documented in 1977 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may tell you – SADS is not a new vaccine-related syndrome.

SADS is an inherited problem with your heart’s electrical system, which produces an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest. That’s why it can be prevented by implanting a cardioverter-defribillator.

SADS also occurs at a rate of 0.12 to 0.21 per 100,000 people every single year. In other words, approximately 9,000 to 16,000 people die from SADS every single year, before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

The UK Office for National Statistics data on Sudden Adult Deaths from 2016 to 2020 also showed NO INCREASE in SADS cases, demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SADS.

Note : There is no 2021 data until sometime in December 2022. The 2020 data was only released on 22 December 2021.

Vaccination in the United Kingdom started on 8 December 2020, with over a million doses administered by end of the month. Despite (false) claims that the vaccines cause SADS, that did not result in an increase in SADS cases.

Years Sudden Adult Death
Syndrome Cases
2016 116
2017 63
2018 53
2019 87
2020 115

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Gwen Casten died about a year after her last COVID-19 vaccination. She cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Recommended : Did Vaccine Injury Force Justin Bieber To Cancel Tour?!

Fact #7 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

Gwen Casten obviously underwent an autopsy for her cause of death to be confirmed to be sudden heart failure from a cardiac arrhythmia. It would have revealed if an earlier vaccine injury caused her death in some way.

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up celebrity deaths to the vaccine; death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) from Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines happens within minutes. That’s why people are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after getting the vaccine. People who get an anaphylactic shock will require an epinephrine shot to quickly relieve it.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Read more : Did MIT Study Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems?!

Fact #8 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Even prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch is healthy and well, despite being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19!

Fact #9 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity tragedy…

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Fact Check : Did Gwen Casten Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did Gwen Casten – the 17 year-old daughter of US Representative Sean Casten, die from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim by tech millionaire Steve Kirsch, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Steve Kirsch : Gwen Casten Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch is back with yet another COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy, after claiming that the vaccine caused Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis!

This time, he claims that Gwen Casten – the 17 year-old daughter of US Representative Sean Casten, died from the COVID-19 vaccine!

His article is extremely long-winded as usual, so let me just share with you part of his summary. But I recommend you just skip to the next section for the facts.

US Congressman Sean Casten’s 17-year-old daughter Gwen Casten died in her sleep on June 12, 2022.

Healthy young kids rarely died in their sleep before the COVID vaccine rolled out.

I don’t know of a single doctor who has even heard of this happening prior to the COVID vaccines rolling out. Now it is the “new normal.”

 

There Is No Evidence Gwen Casten Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

As usual, Steve Kirsch jumps to conclusion that the COVID-19 vaccine killed Gwen Casten, based on ZERO EVIDENCE.

Despite writing such a long article, he offered NO EVIDENCE that Gwen Casten died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Did Gwen’s father say so? Nope! He said she died from a cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Did Gwen Casten’s autopsy report say so? Nope!
  • Did anyone reveal Gwen Casten’s cause of death? Nope!

Read more : Why Gwen Casten’s cause of sudden death was NOT vaccine!

Now, I will go through the key conjectures he made, and show you why they are literally… bullshit.

Claim : Healthy kids do not die in their sleep unexpectedly for no reason.
Verdict : False
Fact : Children who appear perfectly healthy can and do die for no known reason.
Fact : Such unexplained deaths in children are common enough that there is a term for it – Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC / SUDIC).
Fact : In 2018 alone, the US CDC reported that 392 children died suddenly without a clear cause of death in the United States.
Fact : Nearly all children with SUDC were sleeping before becoming unresponsive, and were in state of usual good health.
Fact : SUDC is most prevalent in toddlers (1-4 years old) and children in their late teens (15-19 years old).

Claim : The COVID vaccine is the most likely cause for any child who has been vaccinated with the COVID vaccine and later dies in their sleep.
Claim : Before COVID vaccines started rolling out, healthy kids dying in their sleep was never an issue.
Verdict : Both False
Fact : Gwen Casten’s cause of death is currently unknown. Unknown means it’s not yet known. It doesn’t mean she died from the vaccine.
Fact :
 The United States alone reported approximately 400 cases of SUDC every single year, before COVID-19 vaccines were invented or administered.
Fact : SUDC statistics for England and Wales from 2011 to 2020 showed NO INCREASE in SUDC cases, clearly demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SUDC.

Claim : Six young people died in their sleep right after vaccinations, so Gwen Casten must have died from vaccine.
Verdict : Unverified + Irrelevant
Fact :
The examples Steve Kirsch provided are either anecdotal, or have not been proven to be caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
Fact : Death from vaccine side effects can be proven. Vaccine-induced myocarditis, for example, has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis.
Fact : Gwen Casten first received her COVID-19 vaccinations in May 2021, and likely received her second dose in June 2021, followed by her booster dose in November 2021. So she died 6-7 months after her last vaccination.
Fact : Vaccine side effects occur in the first 2-3 days. Even adverse effects like myocarditis and VITT occur within days of receiving the vaccine.

Claim : Mysterious deaths do not happen to the unvaccinated.
Claim : Mysterious deaths never happened before COVID vaccines were rolled out.
Verdict : Both False
Fact :
Sudden unexplained death in children (SUDC) occurs at a rate of 0.7 per 100,000 every single year. In other words – over 50,000 children die every year for unknown reasons, in their sleep, even though they are in good health, long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Claim : Mysterious deaths usually happen very shortly after the COVID shot.
Verdict : False
Fact : Gwen Casten died 6-7 months after her last vaccination, so by Steve Kirsch’s own definition, her death had nothing to do with COVID vaccines.
Fact : Mysterious deaths have occurred in children before and after COVID vaccination… and long before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

 

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Did Indian Singer KK Die From Vaccine Heart Attack?!

Did famous Indian singer KK die from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Indian Singer KK Died From Vaccine Heart Attack!

Within hours of news breaking that famous Indian playback singer KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) died after performing at a concert, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Krishnakumar Kunnath cause of death: Bollywood singer dies in Kolkata after ‘feeling unwell’
And another one down, another Vaccine Death. Number 58 so far. Unexpected and Sudden Deaths.
NOT Normal like the MSM and Govt are saying. Wake up.

I’m not that knowledgeable of #Bollywood or #Indian #singers,but #KK is another victim of this increasing number of sudden deaths-particularly of people in their early 50s. Was KK’s death related to #COVID19 #vaccines? #COVID19Vaccine #VaccineSideEffects.
JUST IN: Indian singer KK dies, was performing on stage in Kolkata, India. Vaccines continue to kill people.

#kk, #PuneethRajkumar, #siddharthshukla, #amitmistry, #RajKaushal and so many other young men..collapsing randomly.. plus the 1000’s of athletes who’ve died of cardiac arrest in the last 2 years. Blame everything including #Putin. #vaccine?
No,it must be that nasty #climatechange

Wake up friends. Say NO to this forced Covid jabs!

Be extra careful about its side effects. See how vaccines are killing innocents

Death of #KK is such devastating news guys. How long before people understand that its nothing just a weapon and WHO is part of it buddies!

 

No Evidence KK Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths on the COVID-19 vaccine.

So it’s no surprise that they would immediately claim that KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS

Fact #1 : KK Died Hours After Performing At Concert

On 31 May 2022, KK performed at a concert at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium, in South Kolkata, India.

After the show, he complained of feeling extremely cold, and returned to this hotel, where he was mobbed by fans who asked to take photos.

After obliging some of them, he refused the others and headed upstairs, where he reportedly stumbled and fell to the floor.

Attempts were made to revive him, but when they failed, he was rushed to the hospital, but the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

Fact #2 : Concert Was Overcrowded

KK was reportedly sweating profusely during the concert, although it is unknown if he was unwell at the time.

Many concertgoers complained that the air-conditioning was not working, and the heat was oppressive and there was a lack of ventilation.

This was likely due to overcrowding at the auditorium, which was confirmed by staff at the Nazrul Manch auditorium where KK last performed :

Our seat capacity was 2,482 but the crowd was more than double the capacity. The crowd broke the gate.

Fact #3 : KK’s Cause Of Death Was Cardiac Arrest

At this moment, there is no official cause of death. However, the preliminary findings of his post-mortem indicated that he died from a heart attack.

The Kolkata Police registered a case of unnatural death to investigate the cause of his death, and understand the circumstances that led to his demise.

We have started an investigation into singer KK’s death and a case of unnatural death has been registered with the New Market Police Station. We are talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinising CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital.

Doctors at the Kolkata hospital where KK was taken to, said that they suspected “cardiac arrest” was the cause of his death.

However, a post mortem examination was conducted to ascertain his exact cause of death, and the final report will be available after 72 hours.

The autopsy report will throw light on the exact cause of death. We are waiting for it.

At no point in time or circumstance did any doctor, police officer or any member of KK’s team or family suggest that his death was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

The police have also said that there as no foul play behind KK’s death, and told the news agency PTI that the initial report shows that he died from a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

The initial report suggested that the singer died because of myocardial infarction. There was no foul play behind his death. Clinical examination also found that the singer was having prolonged cardiac issues.

The doctor who performed the autopsy also told PTI that he appeared to have a long-standing heart disease :

The vocalist had 80 per cent blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. None of the blockades was 100 per cent…During Tuesday’s performance, the singer was walking around and at times dancing with the crowd which created excessive excitement that caused a stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest.

Fact #4 : KK’s Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Currently, it is unknown if KK was vaccinated or not, against COVID-19. There is no COVID-19 vaccination mandate in India.

That said, India has a high vaccination rate with 81% of the eligible population fully-vaccinated, as of 25 May 2022.

So it is highly likely that KK was vaccinated, but we do not know that for sure.

Fact #5 : Most Indians Received Covishield

The vast majority (over 80%) of Indian citizens received the Covishield vaccine, which is a locally-produced AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

If KK was vaccinated, it is highly likely he received the Covishield / AstraZeneca vaccine. But again – this has yet to be confirmed.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Heart Attack

Irrespective of which COVID-19 vaccine he received, it is important to note that no COVID-19 vaccine causes heart attacks.

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines cause cause myocarditis / pericarditis, but they are generally mild in nature and affect adolescents and young adults.

KK was 53 years old when he died. Even if he took the mRNA vaccines, they would have posed no risk at his 50+ age group.

Age Group Male Rate
(per million doses)
Baseline
(per million doses)
12-17 32.4 2.0
18-24 30.7 1.8
25-29 12.2 1.9
30-39 6.9 1.9
40-49 3.5 1.9
50-64 1.9 1.9
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccines Cannot Prevent Heart Attacks

It is also important to point out that COVID-19 vaccines are only designed to help our body fight off severe disease, and prevent death from COVID-19.

They will not prevent other causes of death, like heart attacks or cancer or stroke.

Fact #8 : VITT Risk Low For Males In 50+ Age Group

In rare cases, Covishield / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can cause a special type of side effect cause Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS).

People affected by VITT or TTS will develop blood clots in the large veins of the brain / abdomen / lungs, together with low platelet counts.

This unique and rare side effect is seen mostly in women younger than 50 years old, and is exceedingly rare in males older than 50 years old – like KK.

Fact #9 : VITT Has Different Symptoms Than Heart Attack

VITT / TTS also presents with different symptoms than a heart attack, like a severe headache, blurred vision, speech difficulties, drowsiness, seizures, nausea and vomiting, leg pain, easy bleeding, etc.

From what has been reported on KK during and after his concert, up to the point he collapsed in his hotel, it does not appear that he was suffering from VITT / TTS.

In any case, KK’s autopsy will be able to definitely confirm if he had VITT / TTS, or a heart attack.

Read more : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot Risk : How Dangerous Is It?
Read more : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clots : What To Look For?

Fact #10 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #11 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If KK received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for KK’s death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received many months earlier.

Read more : Did MIT Study Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems?!

Fact #12 : Claims Of Celebrities Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity death…

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Did MIT Study Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems?!

Did a new MIT study prove that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine caused a surge of heart problems in Israel?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : MIT Study Proved Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems!

People are sharing links and screenshots of a new MIT study, as evidence that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine causes heart problem, and is more dangerous than getting COVID-19.

Despite claims of censorship, Twitter is a hotbed of such posts. Here are a few examples :

If there is even a shred of doubt that vaccines could be doing more harm than good to the under 40s, they should be discontinued for younger age groups immediately.

25% increase in ambulance calls for cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome among 16–39 yr-olds in early 2021 compared with the same period in 2019 and 2020. Strongly correlated with timing of vaccine rollout to these ages, but not with COVID-19 cases.

New paper on increased cardiovascular events🫀, by leading researchers from MIT and Israel National Emergency Medical Services, published in a most prestigious medical journal.

It exposes the lies of Israel Ministry of Health, which denied any increase.

 

Claim : MIT Study Did NOT Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems!

People are jumping to wholly unjustified conclusions based on the little they read about the MIT study, often without even reading it!

The truth is – the MIT study did NOT prove that the Pfizer vaccine raised the risk of heart damage in people who received them.

If you are “too busy” to actually read the study yourself, here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was A Statistical Analysis

The study that people are excitedly sharing as “proof” that the Pfizer vaccine is dangerous, is called “Increased emergency cardiovascular events among under-40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave“. You can read it in its entirety here.

Written by Christopher L. F. Sun and Retsef Levi from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, and Eli Jaffe from the Israel National Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) and Ben-Gurion University, the study was a statistical analysis of IEMS data.

In other words, the authors did not actually conduct any clinical research. Rather, they analysed the data collected by the Israel National Emergency Medical Services in order to determine if there was any “signal” that would suggest a problem.

Fact #2 : They Analysed EMS Call Data

The authors relied on call data, specifically people who called IEMS for help with Cardiac Arrest (CA) and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), but removing cases that were obviously related to trauma, drug overdose or suicide.

However, it is important to note that the CA and ACS data was based on diagnosis by the responding paramedics, and not the final diagnosis by doctors at the hospital at the conclusion of all necessary clinical and laboratory investigations.

Fact #3 : Data Did Not Include Half Of Cases

The study authors also pointed out in the discussion that their data did not include people who went to the hospital by themselves, which they estimate to be 50% of all events.

In other words, their statistical analysis was based on roughly HALF of cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome cases in Israel.

While we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, that’s a LOT of data that could certainly change the final results of this statistical analysis.

Fact #4 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Can Be Confirmed

It is important to point out that vaccine-induced myocarditis can be clinically differentiated from classical myocarditis, as well as proven through histopathology.

So statistical analyses like this MIT study cannot be remotely compared to diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory investigations, which would be the gold standard.

While this MIT study used Israeli EMS data to see if there was a higher incidence of heart problems than reported, it was frankly superfluous.

The heart conditions of those patients would have been properly diagnosed at the hospitals after thorough investigations, and any vaccine-induced myocarditis would have been properly identified and reported.

The authors would have far more accurate results if they used clinical data from the hospitals, instead of IEMS call data… like the SAFECOVAC study.

Read more : SAFECOVAC Study On Vaccine Myocarditis Risk!

Fact #5 : Cases Not Tied To COVID-19 Vaccination Or Infection

It is also important to note that the IEMS data did not directly tie each case to either COVID-19 infection, or COVID-19 vaccination.

Therefore, the study authors have NO IDEA if the person who complained of a cardiac arrest or acute coronary syndrome actually had COVID-19, or was vaccinated against COVID-19, or neither.

They do not even know if the patients had pre-existing heart problems, even though such patients would naturally skew the results of this statistical analysis.

It is important to note the main limitation of this study, which is that it relies on aggregated data that do not include specific information regarding the affected patients, including hospital outcomes, underlying comorbidities as well as vaccination and COVID-19 positive status.

This is not a slight on the authors, but to point out one of the many limitations of the data they were working with.

Fact #6 : MIT Study Did Not Establish Causation

It is now important to point out that correlation does not imply causation.

In fact, the authors themselves noted in the very first paragraph that they did not establish “causal relationships” between vaccines and heart problems.

How could they? It was a statistical analysis of half the available data that was not directly correlated to COVID-19 infection or vaccination, and did not have pre-existing heart conditions ruled out.

Fact #7 : EMS Calls Could Have Been Affected By Lockdown / Fear

The MIT study authors also pointed out that increases in CA and ACS may be caused by “other underlying causal mechanisms indirectly related to COVID-19, for example, patients delaying seeking emergent care because of fear of the pandemic and lockdowns.

This is an important factor that would negate their findings – calls for cardiovascular problems during the “pandemic period” could be artificially low because of the strict lockdowns at that time, or fear of contracting COVID-19 from the paramedics.

On the other hand, people who were fully vaccinated may feel safer in calling for medical assistance, leading to higher EMS calls.

There is also fear of the vaccines to consider. Due to the rampant amount of misinformation online, people may be overly anxious, and calling for EMS assistance over common post-vaccination side effects that may be labelled as cardiac out of an abundance of caution.

Fact #8 : They Were Looking At Trends

What the MIT study authors did was look at the trend of CA / ACS calls, based on when Israel started vaccinating its population.

Again, they had NO WAY of knowing whether anyone who made those CA / ACS calls actually had a COVID-19 infection, or was even vaccinated against COVID-19.

That’s why we can only rely on statistical analysis to infer “potential signals”, but not actually arrive at a conclusion about anything at all.

Fact #9 : There Were Few Infections In Israel In 2020

The study looked at COVID-19 infections up to 31 December 2020 – a “pandemic period”, during which there was no vaccination.

At that time, Israel had relatively few COVID-19 infections – only 425,670 cases with 3,373 deaths. That was only 4.6% of the population.

In other words – it would be impossible to correlate CA / ACS calls with COVID-19 infection, due to the low attack rate.

In contrast, Israel had 10X more COVID-19 infections (over 4.08 million cases) and triple the deaths (almost 10,700) by April 2022.

Fact #10 : Less Than 60% Were Vaccinated At That Time

The MIT study used Israel’s vaccination data for first five months of 2021. Accounting for the 3-week lag between Dose 1 and Dose 2, only about 56% of its population was fully-vaccinated by June 2021.

Now, this is important for two reasons.

  1. We cannot directly draw a direct conclusion from any increase in CA / ACS rates because there is still a high chance (39%) that the patient may not even be vaccinated at all.
  2. The 56% vaccination rate was 12X higher than the 4.6% infection rate, so it would be wrong to directly compare the trend for CA / ACS rate for the vaccinated period against the trend for CA / ACS rate for the pandemic period.

I’m sure the authors would have corrected for this, or their results would be fatally wrong.

But the point remains – the results cannot be directly correlated to the person’s vaccination status (or past COVID-19 infection), and therefore, we cannot draw any conclusions based on those results.

Fact #11 : COVID-19 Infections Cause Heart Problems Too

The MIT study authors themselves pointed out that COVID-19 infections also cause myocardial injury and myocarditis in the 5th paragraph of their introduction.

In fact, the massive SAFECOVAC study showed that the risk of myocarditis was 167X higher with a single COVID-19 infection than from three doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

It is also important to note that the increased CA / ACS reports in this study may be caused by previous COVID-19 infections.

Again, this is why we cannot come to any conclusion based on the statistical analysis presented by this MIT study.

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #12 : This Is Part Of Scientific Process, Not The End

Such statistical analyses are useful for spotting potential signals, but they are not the conclusion of any scientific investigation.

There is nothing in this study that remotely proves that the Pfizer vaccine used by Israel resulted in a surge of heart problems.

What it suggests is that it may be worth taking a closer look at why there was a surge in CA and ACS cases in young adults in Israel in the first half of 2021.

But as the authors admitted – vaccine-induced myocarditis can be differentiated from typical myocarditis, and that the “Israel Ministry of Health and the large HMOs have access to such data“.

So again, this study only suggests a potential problem. At most, it will trigger a closer look. But under no circumstances is it proof of any real cause for concern.

We are already aware of the risk of myocarditis in young adults from the mRNA and adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines. This study does not change that.

 

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Did Gilbert Gottfried Die From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did iconic comedian Gilbert Gottfried die from the COVID-19, according to his wife?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Gilbert Gottfried Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Mere hours after news broke that iconic comedian Gilbert Gottfried passed away, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

One blog even claimed that Gottfried’s wife said that he died from “a long illness” caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died at the age of 67 after suffering “a long illness” caused by the Covid-19 vaccine, according to his wife.

The mainstream media and big tech want to hide the truth. Beat them at their own game by sharing this article!

Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67: Comedy legend voiced Iago in Aladdin. So he Suffered a Long Illness but “Died Suddenly”. Chalk that up as another Vaccine Death. That’s been the single most consistent and noticeable outcome of taking the Vaccine. Sudden Death.

Gilbert Gottfried passed away from the covid vaccine side effect of a heart attack.

 

Truth : Gilbert Gottfried Did NOT Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths on the COVID-19 vaccine.

So it’s no surprise that they would immediately claim that Gilbert Gottfried died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS

Fact #1 : His Wife Never Said Gottfried Died From Vaccine

Jason Pires of Vancouver Times made up the story that Gottfried’s wife said that he died from “a long illness” caused by the Covid-19 vaccine.

Gottfried’s wife never said his death was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. This was what the Gottfried family actually announced :

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.

Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.

Love, the Gottfried family

Read more : Did Bruce Willis Get Aphasia From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Fact #2 : Gottfried Had Type II Myotonic Dystrophy

Gottfried had Type II myotonic dystrophy, according to his longtime friend and publicist, Glenn Schwartz.

This is a rare genetic disease that is caused by a mutation of the CNBP gene. In other words, he was born with this disease. The COVID-19 vaccine did not give him this disease.

There is no treatment or cure for myotonic dystrophy, and both types have an increased risk for irregular heart rhythms. The COVID-19 vaccine did not introduce this pre-existing risk.

Fact #3 : Gottfried Died From Ventricular Tachycardia

According to his publicist, Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type 2.

Ventricular tachycardia or V-tach (also VT) is where the irregular electrical signals in the heart ventricles (lower chambers) causes the heart to beat too fast.

A normal human heart beats about 60 to 100 times a minute at rest, but V-tach often causes the heart to beat faster than 120 beats per minute.

The rapid beating of the heart reduces blood flow, by preventing the chambers from properly filling up. If V-tach is sustained for more than a few seconds, the victim may lose consciousness and even die.

V-tach can also cause sudden cardiac arrest – where the heart stops beating completely.

Fact #4 : Gottfried Had Ventricular Tachycardia For Years

Gottfried had been dealing with ventricular tachycardia for years.

In March 2020 (before the vaccines were developed), NBC Montana reported that he cancelled a show in Butte, because his age and heart condition put him at high risk for COVID-19. So his doctors didn’t want him to fly.

Read more : Did Taylor Hawkins Die From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis?!

Credit : Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fact #5 : Singaporean V-Tach Case Was Due To Myocarditis

Anti-vaccination activists have jumped onto a Singaporean case report, which details a man who developed ventricular tachycardia after vaccinating with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

If you read the full case report, you will notice that those antivaxxers “forgot” to tell you that :

  • the patient was 26 years old – well within the risk group for post-vaccination myocarditis
  • the ventricular tachycardia was due to previously undiagnosed post-vaccination myocarditis
  • this was the first known case of post-vaccination myocarditis that presented with ventricular tachycardia
  • his symptoms occurred 16 days after his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine

In other words – ventricular tachycardia is not a common presentation of post-vaccination myocarditis.

Also, his undiagnosed myocarditis worsened and he developed ventricular tachycardia about 2 weeks after vaccination. Gottfried had his booster dose at least 5 months prior to his death, if not earlier.

Fact #6 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Not A Risk For 50+

There is no evidence that Gottfried developed post-vaccination myocarditis. In fact, the evidence suggests otherwise.

First of all, Gottfried revealed that he was fully-vaccinated and boosted during his November 2021 interview on the Joe Rogan Experience. Post-vaccination myocarditis occurs within days of vaccination, not 5 months later.

Second – Gottfried was 67 years old when he died, and the risk is practically non-existent in his age group.

To help you understand that, I created this table to show you the risk of vaccine-induced myocarditis for different age groups.

Note : Baseline refers to the typical number of myocarditis cases expected in the unvaccinated population.

Age Group Male Rate
(per million doses)
Baseline
(per million doses)
12-17 32.4 2.0
18-24 30.7 1.8
25-29 12.2 1.9
30-39 6.9 1.9
40-49 3.5 1.9
50-64 1.9 1.9
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #7 : Bob Saget + Louie Anderson Did Not Die From Vaccine

On 21 January 2022, Gilbert Gottfried posted a picture of Bob Saget taking a selfie with him and Louie Anderson, both of whom passed away that month.

People have been sharing that as “evidence” that Gottfried died from the COVID-19 vaccines, just like Saget and Anderson. They are counting on you not to know the truth about how both celebrities died.

The truth is – Bob Saget and Louie Anderson did not die from their COVID-19 vaccination. You can read more in our fact check articles :

Not only does that disprove their “evidence”, both examples demonstrate the lengths to which anti-vaccination activists are willing to lie, and abuse the memories of dead celebrities, to further their agenda.

Don’t risk your life, or your family’s lives, on the bad science and misinformation promoted by anti-vaccination activists.

Protect yourself and your family, by vaccinating against COVID-19!

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Did Taylor Hawkins Die From Vaccine Myocarditis?!

Did Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, die from COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis?!

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Claim : Taylor Hawkins Died From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis!

Just three days after Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia, The COVID Blog claimed that he died from vaccine-induced myocarditis.

They wrote a long rambling post about him, so let me share the relevant part with you. It’s long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.

Witnesses said Mr. Hawkins called the front desk complaining of chest pains right before he passed away. An ambulance arrived, but could not revive him. That means his heart stopped beating.

 

Truth : Taylor Hawkins Did NOT Die From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths on the COVID-19 vaccine.

And The COVID Blog (TCB) has peddling COVID-19 fake news and misinformation for a long, long time. So it’s no surprise that they would jump on the bandwagon.

Here are the reasons why TCB is not only wrong, they are intentionally abusing Taylor Hawkins’ death  to push their anti-vaccine beliefs.

Fact #1 : No Evidence Hawkins Had Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis

First, let me start by simply pointing out that The COVID Blog has ZERO EVIDENCE that Hawkins had vaccine-induced myocarditis.

They did not perform the autopsy on Hawkins, or run any laboratory test on his blood or urine samples. They did not even base their opinions on publicly-released information.

They concocted that claim out of thin air, without even an ounce of evidence.

Fact #2 : Colombian Authorities Released Urine Toxicology Report

After Hawkins died, the Colombian authorities took his body for an autopsy, and a urine test found 10 different kinds of drugs in his system.

The Colombia Attorney General’s Office issued this statement on the initial autopsy findings :

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins.

That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’ urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins death.

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office will continue with the investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.

Members of the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) remove the lifeless body of the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, at the Casa Medina hotel, in Bogota, Colomia

Fact #3 : Urine Toxicology Does Not Take Weeks To Complete

TCB claimed that the Hawkins toxicology report cannot possibly be genuine because it typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete, and shared a link to WebMD as evidence.

That’s misleading, because the WebMD article was talking about how long it takes for a complete forensic toxicology report. The 4-6 week time is required because :

  • the investigation may reveal additional drugs being taken, thus requiring new tests, and/or
  • the initial results may require additional testing to confirm, and/or
  • there may be a backlog of cases at one or more laboratories.

It’s also misleading because the Colombian authorities only released the urine toxicology report, not the complete forensic toxicology report.

They basically tested his urine sample for common drugs – a test that is quick to perform. In fact, most laboratories can complete the tests within a few hours.

Fact #4 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Is Rare

TCB misleads you into thinking that vaccine-induced myocarditis is common, by saying that it is “the second-most common adverse reaction” … “covered on this blog“.

In other words, vaccine-induced myocarditis is not the second-most common side effect of the vaccines, it is merely the second-most common adverse reaction they like to write about!

The truth is studies like SAFECOVAC have shown that vaccine-induced myocarditis is extremely rare – less than 1 in a million doses!

In fact, you are hundreds of times more likely to get myocarditis from COVID-19 than from three doses of any COVID-19 vaccine!

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #5 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Occurs Mostly In Young Males

Vaccine-induced myocarditis occurs mainly in young adults and adolescent males 12 to 39 years in age.

Hawkins was 50 years old when he died, and in his age group – the risk is practically non-existent.

To help you understand that, I created this table to show you the risk of vaccine-induced myocarditis for different age groups.

Note : Baseline refers to the typical number of myocarditis cases expected in the unvaccinated population.

Age Group Male Rate
(per million doses)
Baseline
(per million doses)
12-17 32.4 2.0
18-24 30.7 1.8
25-29 12.2 1.9
30-39 6.9 1.9
40-49 3.5 1.9
50-64 1.9 1.9

Fact #6 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Mild + Resolves Quickly

Vaccine-induced myocarditis is not only rare, most cases resolve quickly, compared to non-vaccine myocarditis.

As Dr. Matthew Elias, M.D., a cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) explained :

In classic myocarditis, there are a wide range of presentations, from very mild symptoms to extremely serious, or even fatal, cases.

Overall, this does not seem to be happening in post-vaccine myocarditis. In the patients seen at CHOP and at other hospitals, symptoms are generally mild and self-resolving, and heart function is less affected, if affected at all.

Fact #7 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Occurs Acutely

Vaccine-induced myocarditis is an acute condition that occurs within a few days of receiving an mRNA-based vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna.

Individuals who develop vaccine-induced myocarditis will experience symptoms like :

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • heart palpitations

If Hawkins was suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis, he would not have been able to fly around to play with the Foo Fighters at various concerts around the world :

  • Feb 26-27 : Innings Festival 2022, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Mar 4 : Foo Fights / Amyl and the Sniffers / The Meanies, Geelong, Australia
  • Mar 18 : Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Mar 20 : Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Taylor Hawkins (back) on a plane with band member Pat Smear (left) and Samantha Sidley (right) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Fact #8 : Cardiomegaly Takes Time To Develop

The initial autopsy report stated that his heart weighed “at least 600 grams” – twice the average for a man his age.

This finding of cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) suggests that he had a longstanding heart condition like heart failure, or cardiomyopathy.

TCB claimed that was evidence of vaccine-induced myocarditis, because the Myocarditis Foundation says that myocarditis enlarges the heart.

It is true that myocarditis can enlarge the heart by weakening the heart muscle, but that process takes time – weeks, if not months, to develop.

Fact #9 : Hawkins Discovered Enlarged Heart In 2021

Interestingly, Hawkins himself may have discovered that he had an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) in 2021.

On 15 June 2021, he did a Rolling Stone interview with Brian Hiatt, where he revealed that his doctor recently told him that he had a “big” heart.

I just found out from my doctor, got all my blood tests and my heart everything checked and he goes, “Dude, you’re in amazing shape. Your heart’s big, because you exercise a lot. It’s like a runner’s heart.”

Fact #10 : His Cardiomegaly May Be Due To Sleep Apnea

In the same Rolling Stone interview, Hawkins also revealed an interesting detail that many people missed – he was likely suffering from sleep apnea.

The only thing is, he said, “I think you have sleep apnea.” And my wife’s always saying you snore and you fucking make weird noises while you’re sleeping and stuff.

Untreated sleep apnea increases cardiovascular stress, which elevates blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder. This can result in an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) over time.

Fact #11 : Hawkins Almost Died From Drug Overdose In 2001

Hawkins had a long history of drug use, and almost died from a heroin overdose in 2001. He recounted the incident in 2018 :

I was partying a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, but I was partying. There was a year where the partying just got a little too heavy.

Thank God on some level this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up going, ‘What the f**k happened?’ That was a real changing point for me.

Tragically, it appears that Hawkins overdosed again, but was not able to recover this time, due to his existing heart condition.

For certain, his COVID-19 vaccination played no role in his death.

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Did Malaysia Health DG Admit Vaccines Cause Myocarditis?

Did the Malaysia DG of Health confirm that COVID-19 vaccine recipients are getting myocarditis?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Did Malaysia Health DG Hisham Admit Risk Of Vaccine Myocarditis?

A Malaysian website called Samudera has been promoting their article on WhatsApp and Telegram, which warns readers that Malaysia DG of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, admitted that vaccine recipients are getting myocarditis.

This was the message they sent out on Telegram and WhatsApp (with our English translation in italics) :

Confirmed!! DG Hisham Sahkan Kes Radang Jantung Pada Penerima Vaksin

Confirmed!! DG Hisham Confirms Myocarditis In Vaccine Recipients

56% kes Radang Jantung dari penerima Pfizer!!

56% of myocarditis cases from Pfizer recipients!!

Lepas tu KJ nak suruh kita ambil & suntik anak2 kita pula??

And KJ (Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin) asked us to get the vaccine, and inject our kids too?

Anak dia bila nak suntik??

When will he inject his own children??

The message includes links to their article, and Telegram channel, both of which I removed because they are misleading.

For context, here is my English translation of what Samudera wrote in their article :

Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed that 56% of myocarditis detected was related to the Pfizer vaccine, 36% related to Sinovac and 8% related to AstraZeneca.

According to him, at least 25 cases of myocarditis was detected within 3 weeks of receiving the COVID-19 vaccinations.

This admission by the Director-General of Health himself indirectly increases the concerns of some Malaysians towards vaccines, especially those using the mRNA technology.

In addition to warnings by American health authorities, the WHO also reported on the potential relationship between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis.

 

Truth : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk In Malaysia Less Than 1 In Million!

Samudera intentionally twisted Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah’s words, to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous.

That’s misleading and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

The results that Samudera quoted is correct, but appears to be intentionally stripped of context.

Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah was speaking about the new SAFECOVAC study, which looked at the risk of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination in Malaysia.

It is true that 25 myocarditis events were observed within 21 days of COVID-19 vaccination, but that was after 33 million doses were administered in Malaysia!

In other words, the vaccine myocarditis risk in Malaysia was less than 1 in a million doses!

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #2 : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Only Slightly Higher With mRNA Vaccines

Samudera curiously ignored the incidence data, and only tells their readers that 56% of vaccine myocarditis cases in Malaysia are related to the Pfizer vaccine.

That’s the wrong way to look at the risk, because it automatically goes up the more you use a particular vaccine, and a majority of vaccine recipients received the Pfizer vaccine.

The correct way is to look at the incidence rate per million doses, which shows that the vaccine myocarditis risk of the Pfizer vaccine is only slightly higher than that of the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

Age Groups Myocarditis Events
(Per Million Doses)
Pfizer AstraZeneca Sinovac
Overall 0.9 0.7 0.5
Over 30 Years 1.0 NA 0.6
30 Years + Younger 0.87 NA 0.49

Fact #3 : Myocarditis Risk From COVID-19 Is Much Higher!

What Samudera and other anti-vaccination websites / activists don’t tell you is that – COVID-19 patients suffer from myocarditis too!

In fact, the risk of getting myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection is much, MUCH higher than the risk of getting myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccination.

Using the new SAFECOVAC data, I extrapolated the risk of getting THREE DOSES of COVID-19 vaccines against the risk of a single COVID-19 infection :

Look at the results! If you are worried about myocarditis, you should definitely want to AVOID getting infected with COVID-19.

Myocarditis
Risk
Per Million
People
vs
Sinovac
vs
AstraZeneca
vs
Pfizer
COVID-19 450 +300x +214x +167x
3x Pfizer 2.7 +1.8x +1.3x Baseline
3x AstraZeneca 2.1 +1.4x Baseline -0.2x
3x Sinovac 1.5 Baseline -0.3x -0.4x

Fact #4 : Vaccine Myocarditis Generally Mild

Myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccination is generally mild, and patients respond well to medication and rest.

We just need to be cognisant about the symptoms, and seek medical attention when we notice them :

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feelings of a fast-beating or pounding heart

Fact #5 : CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination

Samudera insinuated that US health authorities are warning people about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is – the US CDC not only recommends that adults get vaccinated, they also advise that children as young as 5 years old should get vaccinated against COVID-19.

CDC continues to recommend that everyone ages 5 years and older get vaccinated for COVID-19.

The known risks of COVID-19 illness and its related, possibly severe complications, such as long-term health problems, hospitalization, and even death, far outweigh the potential risks of having a rare adverse reaction to vaccination, including the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis.

Fact #6 : WHO Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination

Samudera also insinuated that the World Health Organization (WHO) are warning people about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is – the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) looked at the issue, and acknowledged the clear benefits off the mRNA vaccines in reduce deaths and hospitalisations due to COVID-19 infections.

They also pointed out that “myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination is generally mild and responds to conservative treatment (e.g. rest, treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs etc)“.

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Did Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose?

Did a medical specialist called Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj die from the COVID-19 booster dose he received just 5 days ago?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj Died From COVID-19 Booster Dose!

Antivaxxers have been sharing the obituary of Dr. Rohan Jeevaraj on Facebook and WhatsApp, claiming that he died from cardiac arrest after taking the COVID-19 booster dose.

Dr. Rohan took his booster shot and after 5 days had a cardiac arrest. His heart attack was a surprise to his family as there are 6 doctors in the family. He was a specialist and 36 years old.