(UPDATED) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting a higher-than-expected number of myocarditis cases among young people who received the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new report presented yesterday at a meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
Those findings, which are based on observational data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), come on the heels of a newly published case report in Pediatrics that also highlighted the potential risks of myocarditis among young people who received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: seven adolescents, all boys ages 14 to 19, developed symptomatic myocarditis or myopericarditis within 4 days of receiving the second dose.
Judith Guzman-Cottrill, DO, a pediatric infectious disease specialist who was senior author of the case report, told TCTMD that she has taken care of several critically ill children with COVID-19, including those who developed pneumonia and respiratory failure, myocarditis, and shock from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and stressed the significant benefits of vaccination at present.
“Over 2.3 million teens 16 to 17 years old have received two doses of Pfizer vaccines in the US, so [myocarditis/myopericarditis] appears to be a rare side effect,” she said. “Currently the benefits outweigh the risks, but our country’s safety monitoring systems—VAERS and VSD—will need to watch this very closely to determine if benefit continues to outweigh the risk.”
Uri Shoshan, MD (Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel), who co-authored a recent Israeli report in Vaccine that documented six patients (median age 23 years) diagnosed with myocarditis following mRNA vaccination, said the cases they’ve encountered thus far are mild and that no patient has required hemodynamic or respiratory support. Nonetheless, “we do think that there is causation between the administration of the vaccine (more so with the second dose) and the incidence of myocarditis,” he said in an email. While the numbers are small, and clinical presentation is mild, he suspects that more and more cases will be diagnosed globally as increasing numbers of younger people are vaccinated against COVID-19. Even with that concern, the benefits to vaccination continues to outweigh the risk, said Shoshan.
“Despite the incidence of myocarditis in patients that received the COVID-19 vaccine, we still recommend vaccination versus the cause of this pandemic,” he told TCTMD.
Jacob Udell, MD, MPH (University of Toronto, Canada), who has previously shown there is CVD benefit associated with influenza vaccination, still advises all young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but stressed to TCTMD that there is an urgent need to collect data on all patients with myocarditis/pericarditis.
“One of the things the pandemic has cruelly unmasked, beyond all the inequities in our society, is how archaic our grant review system is,” Udell said. “We should be able to get a cohort study up and running and funded to accrue patients in a systematic way, so that we can study these young men very quickly. Everyone is saying we need more data, but how are we going get it? The CDC is reaching out to people in the vaccine reaction program, but we’re only going to catch the tip of the iceberg there.”
Udell is not yet convinced myocarditis is only affecting men, or even just young men. Other unknowns include the degree of cardiac enzyme elevation with myocarditis and whether the ECG changes are consistent across all patients who develop the adverse reaction to mRNA vaccination. Additionally, it’s not known if there is any left ventricular dysfunction associated with vaccine-induced myocarditis/pericarditis, he said.
“I know this has hit a nerve because it’s young people and it’s a vaccine where you’d otherwise think you might prevent the illness by not getting the vaccine, but I think the cure in this case is well worth it compared with the illness that is circulating in society,” said Udell.
Mohammad Madjid, MD (McGovern Medical School/University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center), has also studied the association between influenza and CVD, and like Udell, he believes the true incidence of myocarditis/pericarditis might be underestimated, as asymptomatic cases won’t be identified without active investigation. Right now, everyone is still trying to figure out the nature, severity, and extent of the problem, he said.
“However, the clinically significant cases appear to be very rare and the vaccine’s benefit-risk ratio is still overwhelmingly positive,” said Madjid.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a statement in response to the latest findings, stating that myocarditis is a rare adverse event in adolescents and young adults. Based on the evidence available to date, the AHA continues “to urge all adults and children ages 12 and older in the US to receive a COVID vaccine as soon as they can, as recommended by the CDC.”
Tyrant Dr. Chant: COVID Will Be With Us ‘Forever’ & People Will Have To ‘Get Used To’ Endless Booster Vaccines
The New South Wales Chief Health Officer made the alarming comments during a recent press conference.
“We need to get used to being vaccinated with COVID vaccines for the future … I can’t see COVID is not going to be with us forever,” said Chant said during a press conference last week.
“As a public health doctor we always want to have diseases go, to be totally eliminated, but that is not on the horizon in the near future,” she continued. “Booster doses and repeat doses will be part of it.”
“I can assure you that the commonwealth government has purchased large quantities of vaccine into 2022 and this will be a regular cycle of vaccination and revaccination as we learn more about when immunity wanes.”
In a separate answer to a reporter, Chant again asserted that people “will be getting vaccinated regularly” against COVID.
The devil has spoken! “What I really need to do is get that second dose into people.”
Given that Australians were previously told authorities “wouldn’t hesitate” to go door to door to carry out COVID tests, what’s to stop them doing the same thing for vaccines?
As we previously highlighted, the infamously stern-faced Chant previously warned Aussies that they shouldn’t even be talking to their own friends and neighbors, even if they’re wearing a mask.
“Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately this is not the time to do that,” said Chant.
“So even if you run into your next door neighbour in the shopping center… don’t start up a conversation, now is the time for minimizing your interactions with others, even if you’ve got a mask, do not think that affords total protection,” she added.
Tyrannical Australia Wants To Force Citizens To Report Their Location ON DEMAND Via Government Tracking App
The revelation was highlighted in an Atlantic piece by Conor Friedersdorf which questions whether Australia can still call itself a liberal democracy in light of the crippling restrictions it has placed on its own population.
With no end in sight for the lifting of the country’s brutal lockdown, Aussies could face even more invasive state intrusion into their private lives under the justification of stopping the spread of the virus.
The South Australian government is preparing to roll out an app that “will contact people at random asking them to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes,” according to reports.
If people refuse to report their location or are unable to do so, police are then dispatched to hunt them down.
“We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
This is barely much different from literally fitting people with electronic ankle bracelets that track their every movement like prisoners under home arrest, a policy that was actually considered by Australian authorities earlier this year.
“No matter your views of COVID, what’s happening in Australia is alarming, extreme and dangerous,” remarked journalist Glenn Greenwald.
As we have exhaustively highlighted, Australia has enforced one of the most draconian lockdowns in the world in an effort to pursue a disastrous ‘zero COVID’ strategy.
Last month, the Premier of Victoria asserted that authorities “won’t hesitate” to go “door-to-door” to carry out mandatory COVID tests on Australians.
Aussies were also ordered not to talk to each other, even while wearing masks, while people who merely post anti-lockdown information online could also face fines of up to $11,000 dollars under an absurdly authoritarian new law.
What You Should Know About Climate Change, Covid, Control And Criminals
If anyone says to you “the weather extremes are a sure sign of global warming”, it’s because they take this information directly from the media and assume it to be fact.
The media get it from government – or government ‘expert advisors’. The ‘expert advisors’ get it from a computer modelling exercise (e.g. Imperial College London).
The computer modelling exercise gets it from a large financial incentive offered by the corporate conglomerate and bought-out government, with the explicit instruction to produce a result which fills the needs of their combined political goals. In this case, to magic-up ‘scientific proof’ that global warming is real.
The need to have ‘proof’ that this invention is real is arrived at in spite of the fact that global warming’s main proponents know that the idea was dreamed-up at the Club of Rome in 1972 under a widely publicised treatise with the catchy title ‘Limits to Growth’.
It gained a further boost from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, when the infamous Agenda 21 was launched to impose largely irrational environmental constrictions as a forerunner to the highly discriminating ‘carbon taxes’ in operation today.
Limits to Growth might have appealed to those who oppose neo-liberal capitalist insistence on the necessity for a ‘permanent growth’ economy; but the real intent behind those words is the conditioning of the receiver to take a self-imposed pseudo-sacrificial attitude about ‘limitation’.
Ergo, limiting one’s self for the sake of a ‘higher cause’ – saving the natural environment from Global Warming!
This form of ‘austerity-conditioning’ becomes the perfect precept for encouraging naturally concerned citizens to not just embrace cutting back the typical material excesses of their lives, but ultimately the pseudo-saintly renunciation of all material interests.
The ghoulish plan behind Klaus Schwab’s quasi religious Sermon from the Mount WEF:
Schwab’s psycho-social engineering ‘deep mind experts’ having planned-out the precise stepping stones necessary for a ‘check-mate’ seamless handing-over of all private wealth to the insatiably materialistic elite masters of deception. A thoroughly odious yet quite brilliant sleight of hand.
The great ‘Global Warming’ alarm was raised as a calculated way for leading industrialists, bankers and royalty to ensure their future as the premier influencers and controllers of global affairs.
Blanket controlled media indoctrination, using rampant fear mongering as its key component, is designed to convert public sentiment to the cause. The elite industrialist club know full well that ‘fear’ makes desperate people turn to their perceived leaders to protect them – and tell them what to do. The historical precedent for this is ubiquitous.
The notion that the climate was dangerously warming had no scientific evidence to back it up. That was cooked-up later under the auspices of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
It is more than unfortunate that the great majority of green-oriented NGOs also swallowed the bait and, being by then mostly well funded by corporate-backed governments, took the money, closed their eyes and minds – and jumped on board – thus embracing the deadly distortion of their original green commitments.
It is now the turn of Klaus Schwab (director of World Economic Forum) to take up the reins handed down to him by earlier representatives of the small but powerful elite that runs planetary affairs via such puppet heads of state as Bush, Cheney, Blair – and other aspiring despots of that time.