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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.

Recommended : Do mRNA Vaccines Increase Risk Of Illnesses In Children?!

 

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Let me start by pointing out that the study, which was conducted by researchers in Norway, has not been peer-reviewed – the first step or many in the scientific review process.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

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

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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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.

Recommended : Do COVID-19 Vaccines DOUBLE Heart Disease Risk?

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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Did KJ Hamler Get Pericarditis From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Was Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler benched after developing pericarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : KJ Hamler Developed Pericarditis From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that KJ Hamler was benched after a pericarditis diagnosis, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the Denver Broncos wide receiver developed pericarditis from the COVID-19 vaccine doses he received!

Alex Berenson : A Covid vaccine success story in three acts

Get jabbed
Get Covid
Get pericarditis

Safe AND effective

Hope you recover quickly, @Kj_hamler

DC Draino : There are few things more evil than forcing an NFL player to be vaccinated against his will and then cutting him from the team when he develops deadly heart problems from the side effects

I hope KJ Hamler sues the NFL and Denver Broncos into bankruptcy

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

Brandon Taylor Moore : #Bronco’s KJ Hamler announces that he has been diagnosed with #pericarditis – which is medical speak for “I took the vaccine & it 🤬’d up my heart ❤️.”

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No Evidence KJ Hamler Developed Pericarditis From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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 : KJ Hamler Has Mild Pericarditis

KJ Hamler (born Kahlee Jacoby Hamler on July 8, 1999) is a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos who made his NFL debut in the 2020 season.

On Monday, 31 July 2023, KJ Hamler announced that he was diagnosed with mild pericarditis, after suffering some chest pains while working out.

He pointed out that he feels great physically, but has to take a break to treat the pericarditis. He is reportedly expected to miss weeks, not months, due to this pericarditis diagnosis.

After feeling some chest pains while working out on the break before camp started, I got everything checked out and was diagnosed with mild heart irritation, called pericarditis. I’ve got a great treatment plan with medicine and am taking a quick break to get this all taken care of so I can get back to doing what I love.

I will be back on the field—better and stronger than ever—as soon as possible this season! I feel great physically and this is very frustrating for me to deal with. I know most of you have heard or know of my story and these past few years what I’ve been going through on and off the field.

I’m so grateful for my teammates & coaches. Appreciate the support from the Broncos Country and encouragement I have been receiving. This is something to bring awareness to anybody. So anyone with chest pains please get checked out by your doctor!

Fact #2 : Broncos Waived KJ Hamler With NFI

In a sign that KJ Hamler’s pericarditis is mild and will resolve quickly, the Denver Broncos are reportedly waiving him on a non-football illness (NFI) designation.

This is a procedural move which allows KJ Hamler to return in the 2023 season. If they placed him on reserve, or the non-football injury list instead, he could end up not playing for the entire season.

KJ Hamler had only just recovered from surgery to treat a torn pectoral muscle he sustained in March while training on his own in the offseason.

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

Fact #3 : Pericarditis Is Most Commonly Caused By Infections

Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium – the fibrous sac covering the heart. Most people only know it as a known but rare side effect of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.

What you may not know is that pericarditis is most commonly caused by viral infections, followed by bacterial infections (commonly tuberculosis), heart attack, autoimmune diseases, and chest trauma.

And yes – COVID-19 infections can cause pericarditis, and acute pericarditis is a major clinical manifestation of long COVID syndrome.

Fact #4 : Pericarditis Existed Long Before COVID-19 Vaccines

In addition – people have suffered from pericarditis long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented. On average, about 40 per 100,000 people develop pericarditis every year.

An August 2022 study showed that an average of 125,209 patients every year were diagnosed with pericarditis in the United States from 2007 to 2016. Males between the ages of 20 and 50 – like KJ Hamler – are most commonly affected.

Fact #5 : KJ Hamler Was Fully-Vaccinated Two Years Ago!

It is interesting to note that when people share screenshots showing that KJ Hamler was fully-vaccinated, they crop out the date. And it’s easy to see why.

KJ Hamler was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, receiving his second dose in the last week of July 2021 – TWO YEARS ago!

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

KJ Hamler 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 #7 : KJ Hamler Got Infected With COVID-19

KJ Hamler tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, August 3, 2021. That was just after he received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

While many anti-vaccination activists are saying that this proves that the vaccine isn’t effective, the truth is you need to wait about 14 days for your body to develop the necessary antibodies after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

In fact, KJ Hamler pointed out to reporters back in August 2021 that he was not yet 14 days clear of the second shot.

I should also point out that the COVID-19 vaccines are not designed to block infections. They were designed to prevent you from developing severe COVID-19, or dying from COVID-19.

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 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.

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

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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Did Malaysia Health DG Admit Vaccines Cause Myocarditis?

Did the Malaysia DG of Health confirm that COVID-19 vaccine recipients are getting myocarditis?

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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 Australia Admit 79,000 People Had Vaccine Side Effects?

Did the government of Australia just admit that at least 79,000 people had vaccine side effects like pericarditis?

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

 

Claim : Australia Admitted 79,000 People Had Vaccine Side Effects!

People have been sharing this scary message on WhatsApp, with a link to a YouTube video from the Australian news outlet, 7NEWS :

The Australian government has admitted there have been at least 79,000 COVID-19 vaccine side effects and is now offering compensation to those seriously injured

 

Truth : Australia Did Not Admit 79,000 People Had Vaccine Side Effects

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS that uses real news to mislead people, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Tells A Different Story From Viral Message

The video is genuine, and is a 7NEWS report from 29 December 2021, which you can view above.

The fake news creator used it to “sell” the fake news, because he/she knows that 99% of those who read the fake news won’t bother to actually watch the video.

In fact, most will assume that 79,000 people in Australia developed pericarditis from COVID-19 vaccines!

The video actually talks about one man’s experience getting pericarditis from the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and how he did not qualify for the federal government’s compensation.

Fact #2 : He Did Not Get Hospitalised Overnight For Pericarditis

The man in the 7NEWS report, Matty John, was admitted to the hospital twice for pericarditis, but in both cases – he did not even need to stay overnight (1:35 in the video).

Hence, he did not qualify for the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme.

According to the TGA, myocarditis and pericarditis from vaccines is “often mild, and cases usually resolve after a few days with treatment and rest“.

Fact #3 : Australian Government Did Not Admit 79,000 People Had Side Effects

To be clear – the Australian government never said that 79,000 people had side effects from the vaccine. It was an estimate mentioned in the news report.

At 0:46 of the video, the reporter clearly said, “It is estimated that 79,000 people had suffered adverse reactions to vaccines“.

Fact #4 : Less Than 2,000 People In Australia Had Pericarditis From Vaccines

As of 19 December 2021, Australia administered 27.7 million doses of mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and just under 2,000 reported cases of pericarditis.

Even if all reported (but not confirmed) pericarditis cases are considered as related to the mRNA vaccines, that’s an incidence rate of 0.0072%.

The truth is – people do get pericarditis even without vaccination. So the true incidence rate is much lower than “suspected”.

Pericarditis Pfizer Comirnaty
26.2 million doses
Moderna Spikevax
1.5 million doses
All 12-17 yo All 12-17 yo
Suspected Cases 1,860
0.0071%
140 131
0.0087%
10
Likely Cases 720
0.0027%
60 46
0.0031%
2

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Causes More Pericarditis Than Vaccines!

What antivaxxers don’t tell you is that – COVID-19 causes A LOT more cases of pericarditis than vaccines.

This 14 December 2021 study published in Nature look at the outcome of over 38 million people in the United Kingdom from COVID-19 and vaccination.

For your convenience, I summarised their pericarditis findings in this table :

COVID-19
Infection
Pfizer
Comirnaty
AstraZeneca
Vaxzevria
People 3,028,867 11,972,733 19,754,224
Pericarditis 106 52 91
Pericarditis
Incidence
0.0035% 0.00043% 0.00046%
Change
In Risk
Baseline 8.14x
lower risk
7.61x
lower risk

From their findings, COVID-19 infections causes 8X more cases of pericarditis than a COVID-19 vaccine.

It should be obvious by this point that, if you are worried about pericarditis, then you should definitely GET VACCINATED against COVID-19!

 

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