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Mikaben : Vaccine NOT Cause of Sudden Death!

Mikaben : Vaccine NOT Cause of Sudden Death!

When Mikaben suddenly collapsed and died on stage, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that he was a victim of vaccine sudden death!

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

 

Claim : Mikaben Died From Vaccine Sudden Death!

Right after news broke that Mikaben collapsed and died on stage, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the 41 year-old Haitian singer died from vaccine-induced sudden death (SADS / VIDS)!

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

Michael ‘Mikaben’ Benjamin, a 41-year-old Haitian Singer Collapses on Stage, Dies Suddenly of Suspected Cardiac Arrest During Concert in Paris.

Cardiac deaths been booming since the introduction of the Covid vaccine, but they will tell you it’s the climate. 🤦🏾‍♂️

Michael Benjamin, a 41 year old Haitian singer, collapses on stage and dies 🙁

This is happening globally Did you know that on average, 33 athletes a year die from medical causes, this year, we hit 1000+ @PierreKory

Where is the media? The silence is deafening #Vaccine

Singer Mikaben Dead at 41 After Collapsing During Performance in Paris

#COVID vaccines strike again😢😡

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Truth : Mikaben Did NOT Die From Vaccine Sudden Death!

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, and what we know so far…

Fact #1 : Mikaben’s Cause Of Death Was Cardiac Arrest

Haitian singer, Mikaben (born Michael Benjamin on June 27, 1981) collapsed during a concert at the Accor Arena in Paris, and passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

After finishing a performance with the Haitian kompa band CaRiMi, Mikaben was walking to the back of the stage when he suddenly collapsed hard onto the stage.

Emergency medical services tried but failed to revive him, as reported by the Accor Arena team (with English machine translation) :

Hier soir lors du concert de Carimi, l’un des chanteurs, Michael Benjamin, Mikaben de son nom d’artiste est décédé suite à un malaise survenu sur scène et malgré l’intervention des secours.

Last night during the Carimi concert, one of the singers, Michael Benjamin, known professionally as Mikaben died following a malaise on stage and despite the intervention of the emergency services.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, a representative for Mikaben confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the singer died of a cardiac arrest.

There is no evidence that Mikaben’s sudden death had anything to do with COVID-19 vaccines. He died from a cardiac arrest, not the vaccine.

Fact #2 : Mikaben Was Perfectly Healthy Until His Sudden Collapse

Videos recorded during the CaRiMi concert showed that the Haitian artist was in good health as he sang for his fans.

That rules out the possibility (and false claims) that he was suffering from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yes, mRNA vaccines can cause myocarditis, but Mikaben would be breathless and be experiencing chest pains and fatigue. He would hardly be in a condition to sing at a concert.

The video of his collapse showed that he was walking normally towards the band when he suddenly collapsed, like a switch had been turned off – a classic sign of a cardiac arrest.

Fact #3 : Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Common + Often Fatal

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause sudden cardiac arrest. People have been dying from sudden cardiac arrest long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

In fact, sudden cardiac arrest in relatively young adults is common, especially during strenuous activities and they are often fatal.

Approximately 356,000 adults suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year in the United States, 90% of which are fatal. Globally, roughly 8.3 million people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrests every year.

That’s why many states in the United States enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

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

Fact #4 : Mikaben’s Wife Did Not Blame Vaccine

Mikaben’s wife, Vanessa Fanfan, was understandably distraught. She mourned the loss of her husband in a series of Instagram posts, including a video of Mikaben dancing with her.

Oh mon Dieu, Heavenly Father, I know you don’t make mistakes and you won’t give us what we can’t bare but…this pain is very heavy. Help me please oh merciful Lord.
#monMikaseigneur #mytruelove❤️ #myotherhalf❤️ #thefatherofmykids #mybestfeiend
I WILL NOT QUESTION YOU GOD. PLEASE HELP ME, I’M DROWNING IN THIS SORROW

She also warned his fans about fraudulent GoFundMe accounts set up in Mikaben’s name.

Be aware of fraudulent GoFundMe accounts set up on Mikabens’ behalf. These accounts were not set up or authorized by the family.

If Mikaben did indeed die from COVID-19 vaccination, his wife would have mentioned it in her Instagram posts, if not be outraged by that.

But at no point in time did she ever blame the COVID-19 vaccines for her husband’s deaths.

Fact #5 : Mikaben Was Likely Fully Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Mikaben was vaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Haiti, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

However, I believe Mikaben was likely fully-vaccinated because Wyclef Jean shared that he hung out with Mikaben when they were in New York together for the Bayo musical tour in May 2022.

Bayo concert producer Michael Brun brought Wyclef Jean as a special guest, and he later brought Mikaben and the other artists out for a jam session.

Although COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory in the United States, travellers are required to be fully-vaccinated to enter, although there are exemptions to that rule.

Unless his family reveals his vaccination status, we will never know for sure, but it is highly likely that Mikaben was fully-vaccinated.

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

Even if Mikaben was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he definitely received his vaccine doses many months ago.

He cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not many 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.

Read more : Do mRNA Vaccines Cause Invasion of Killer Lymphocytes?!

Fact #7 : 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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Kim Jung Gi Died Of Heart Attack, Not SADS!

Acclaimed South Korean visual artist Kim Jung Gi just died of a heart attack, not vaccine-induced sudden adult death syndrome!

 

Claim : Kim Jung Gi Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Kim Jung Gi died suddenly in Paris, anti-vaccination activists quickly claimed that the acclaimed visual artist and Guinness World Record holder died from vaccine-induced Sudden Adult Death Syndrome!

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

The covid jab killed Kim Jung Gi. Should not have had to spell it out for you. Use your brain.

Ima say it now. Not disrespectful at all. But the vaccine might have killed Kim jung gi. This vaccine making people have sudden deaths for no underlying health conditions

The prospect of Kim Jung Gi’s life being cut short by pulmonary issues as a result of being injected with the covid mRNA injection should infuriate you. But it doesn’t.

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Truth : Kim Jung Gi Died Of Heart Attack, Not SADS!

It’s becoming 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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Kim Jung Gi Died Of Heart Attack

47 year-old Kim Jung Gi was at the airport in Paris on 3 October 2022, when he complained of chest pains.

The Guinness World Record holder (for longest drawing by an individual) had just concluded an exhibition of his work, and was waiting to to board a flight to New York for Comic Con.

He was transported to a nearby hospital for surgery, but passed away. His death was announced by his collaborator Hyun Jin Kim on his official social media account:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of Kim Jung Gi. After finishing his last schedule in Europe, Jung Gi went to the airport to fly to New York, where he experienced chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, but sadly passed away.

October 3, 2022

After having done so much for us, you can now put down your brushes.
Thank you Jung Gi.

October 5, 2022
Hyun Jin Kim

The Daniel Maghen Gallery, where Kim Jung Gi was exhibiting in Paris, also confirmed in an Instagram post that his cause of death was a heart attack.

It is with a great sadness that we inform you of the death of Kim Jung Gi on Monday evening in Paris. The South Korean artist died after a heart attack at the age of 47.

His sudden disappearance contrasts with the immense happiness he brought us. We are speechless.

Daniel Maghen, the entire gallery team, and particularly Olivier Souillé, who had accompanied him for ten years, are terribly affected by his loss.

All our thoughts are turned to his family, his wife and his two children, his friends, his collaborators Kim Hyun Jin, Boin Lee, Jean-Christophe Caurette… and his fans, for whom his disappearance will leave a great void.

Neither his family, his friends nor people working with Kim Jung Gi ever claimed that the renowned artist died from the COVID-19 vaccine, or the sudden adult death syndrome (also known as the sudden arrhythmic death syndrome).

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Fact #2 : Kim Jung Gi Was Likely Fully Vaccinated

Some Indian / Pakistani blogs like NewsWizal and PassengerNews24 claimed that Kim Jung Gi was not vaccinated against COVID-19, “according to South Korea’s intelligence service”.

Never mind the fact that South Korean intelligence services are not keeping track of their citizens’ vaccination status, or the fact that they somehow have access to foreign intelligence reports, they appear to be confusing the South Korean artist with a female South Korean actress.

It is currently unknown if Kim Jung Gi was vaccinated against COVID-19, because it is not mandatory in South Korea, despite what anti-vaccination activists may c laim.

However, Kim Jung Gi is likely fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, as he was about to fly to New York when he died.

The United States currently require non-residents to be fully-vaccinated to travel to the US. While it is possible to travel to the United States with a vaccine exemption, it is more than likely that Kim Jung Gi was fully-vaccinated.

Fact #3 : Kim Jung Gi Was Well Before Complaining Of Chest Pains

Kim Jung Gi appeared to be in good health, during his exhibition at the Daniel Maghen Gallery, and on the way to the airpot.

That tells us that he isn’t suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis, which would have left him breathless and fatigued, with cardiac symptoms like chest pain, irregular heart beat, etc.

His complaint of sudden and severe chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack. If he suffered a cardiac arrest, he would have just collapsed, which was what happened to Coolio just days earlier.

He also did not suffer from pulmonary issues as claimed by some anti-vaccination activists, which would have resulted in breathing difficulties.

Read more : Coolio : Vaccine SADS Not Likely Cause Of Death!

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

Kim Jung Gi likely received his COVID-19 vaccinations months ago.

He 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.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

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 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

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 #7 : 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 #8 : 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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He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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