I am behind on vaccine injury research. I’ve come to find the subject very depressing and we all know what’s going on. Still, this is the chronicle of the plague, and I owe you at least brief observations on these developments.
This Swiss study on Sex-Specific Differences in the Incidence of Myocardial Injury After COVID-19 mRNA-1273 Booster Vaccination it has already turned around on John Campbell’s YouTube channel and the Substack by friend of the blog Alex Berenson. The authors analyzed troponin T levels in 777 employees at the University Hospital Basel three days after receiving the Moderna booster. Although there were no abnormal EKG findings or major adverse cardiac events in the study participants, one in 35 of the 69.5% female cohort showed evidence of cardiac injury. Twenty of these injuries occurred in women and two in men. Although many previous studies have found that severe cases are concentrated in young men, it appears that milder vaccine-induced myocarditis may be more common in women. Moderna is the highest dose, and therefore most dangerous, Covid-19 vaccine on the market, and it’s just baffling that it’s still being offered to anyone, let alone the young and healthy.
Berenson has also covered the nationwide Korean study on Myocarditis related to COVID-19 vaccination. This is a retrospective analysis that only looks at the most serious hospitalizations and deaths, necessarily overlooking the most minor injuries. Of 21 deaths from vaccine-related myocarditis, 8 were identified only after autopsy, and all of these were in Koreans aged 45 years or younger. These insidious, easily overlooked cases make up a solid majority of the 12 myocarditis deaths in this age group. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that these are people who developed post-vaccination subclinical heart injury of the type seen in the Swiss study, and then died suddenly, probably during exercise or some other type of exertion. Vaccines are super safe and super effective and super cool and nobody cares about the fact that they cause high rates of totally transient heart problems, which aren’t a big problem in young people.
Finally, there is this older Scandinavian study Clinical outcomes of myocarditis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in four Nordic countries since the month of December. The authors look at 7,292 diagnoses of myocarditis that occurred in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden between 2018 and mid-to-late 2022. Of these, 530 or 7.3% were a side effect of Covid vaccination , and 109 or 1.5% were associated with Covid infection; the remaining 6,653 (91.2%) were cases of initial myocarditis.
More than 56% of the relatively few cases of Covid-associated myocarditis were 40 years or older, while 64% of vaccine-induced cases were 39 years or younger (38% in the 12-24 age group). The authors optimistically conclude that “Compared with myocarditis associated with covid-19 disease and conventional myocarditis, myocarditis after vaccination with SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines was associated with better clinical outcomes in the 90 days after admission to the hospital”. I find this not very comforting, since vaccine-induced myocarditis is concentrated in young, healthy people, while other myocarditis is concentrated in older, sicker groups.
In February, Matthias Nikolaidis in the German online magazine Tichys Insight noted that the study tabulated almost five times more diagnoses of vaccine-induced myocarditis than of myocarditis associated with Covid infection. This caused a truly reprensbile deboonking of the deutsche-presse-agentur.
Scandinavian researchers are said to have shown that Covid vaccines are more dangerous to the heart than Corona infection. But this is a clear misinterpretation of the results of the Northern European study.
Since the first indications of extremely rare cases of heart muscle inflammation emerged, the issue has been regularly used to stir up animus against Covid vaccines. In early February 2023, a study from Scandinavia was used to warn of the supposedly immense risk of this complication. Allegedly, there have recently been “five times more cases of myocarditis” after vaccination than after a Covid infection. But this is a complete misinterpretation of the research results.
false The study does not support this conclusion. The fact that myocarditis cases are reported more often after vaccinations than after infections is not at all surprising, since there are many more vaccinations than Covid cases: in Sweden, for example, the number is about nine times and a half bigger.
Where do you start with lies like this?
First, the study concluded at the end of 2022, long after Omicron took off and official case numbers, which were always a minority of infections, were no longer representative of the whole of Europe. Second, it should only matter that the vast majority of “unconventional” myocarditis cases in Scandinavia are vaccine-related. Vaccines don’t stop infection, so you’re not trading one risk for another here. Third, the study shows that there are almost no cases of myocarditis related to Covid infection: only 109 in the first two and a half years of the pandemic, compared to 530 since the vaccination campaign began. The Covid-associated cases are concentrated in older age cohorts, in no way differing from the false category of “conventional” non-Covid-related myocarditis that the authors have created.