I’m behind on vaccine injury research. I’ve come to find the topic very depressing, and we all already know what’s going on. Still, this is still the plague chronicle, and I owe you at least brief remarks on these developments.
This Swiss study on sex-specific differences in myocardial injury incidence after COVID-19 mRNA-1273 booster vaccination has already made the rounds on John Campbell’s YouTube channel and at friend-of-the-blog Alex Berenson’s substack. The authors looked at troponin T levels in 777 employees of the University Hospital Basel three days after receiving the Moderna booster jab. While there were no anomalous ECG results and no major adverse cardiac events in 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. While many prior studies have found that serious cases are concentrated in young males, it seems that milder vaccine-induced myocarditis may be more common in women. Moderna is the highest-dosed and therefore the most dangerous Covid vaccine on the market, and it just boggles the mind that it is still on offer to anyone, let alone the young and healthy.
Berenson has also covered the nationwide Korean study on COVID-19 vaccination-related myocarditis. It’s a retrospective analysis that only looks at the most severe hospitalised cases and deaths, necessarily overlooking milder injuries. Of 21 vaccine-related myocarditis deaths, eight were identified only upon autopsy, and all of these were in Koreans aged 45 or younger. These easily overlooked stealth cases comprise a solid majority of the 12 myocarditis deaths in this age group. I will go out on a limb and suggest that these are people who developed post-vaccination subclinical heart injuries of the kind detected in the Swiss study, and then died suddenly, probably during exercise or some other kind of exertion. The vaccines are super safe and super effective and super cool and nobody cares about the fact that they cause high rates of totally-transient-not-a-big-deal-bro cardiac problems in young people.
Finally, there is this older Scandinavian study on clinical outcomes of myocarditis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in four Nordic countries from back in December. The authors look at all 7,292 myocarditis diagnoses which occurred in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden between 2018 and mid- late-2022. 530 or 7.3% of these were a side-effect of Covid vaccination, and 109 or 1.5% were associated with Covid infection; the remaining 6,653 (91.2%) were baseline myocarditis cases.
Over 56% of the relatively few Covid-associated myocarditis cases were aged 40 or older, while 64% of the vaccine-induced cases were aged 39 or younger (38% in the 12–24 age group). The authors conclude, optimistically, 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 within 90 days of admission to hospital.” I find this to be not very comforting, as vaccine-induced myocarditis is concentrated in young healthy people, while other myocarditis is concentrated in older and sicker groups.
In February, Matthias Nikolaidis in the online German magazine Tichys Einblick noticed that the study showed vaccine-induced myocarditis rates were nearly five times higher than myocarditis associated with Covid infection. This provoked a truly reprehensible debunking from the Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
Scandinavian researchers are said to have proven that Covid vaccinations are more dangerous to the heart than Corona infection. But this is a clear misinterpretation of the study results from Northern Europe.
Since the first indications of extremely rare cases of heart muscle inflammation emerged, the issue has been used regularly to stir up animus against the Covid vaccines. At the beginning of February 2023, a study from Scandinavia has been used to warn against the allegedly immense risk of this complication. Supposedly, 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 permit this conclusion. The fact that myocarditis cases are registered more frequently after vaccinations than after infections is not surprising at all, since, there are many more vaccinations than Covid cases – in Sweden, for example, the number is about nine and a half times higher.
Where do you even begin with lies like this?
First of all, the study concluded in late 2022, long after Omicron took off and the official case numbers – which were always a minority of infections – ceased to be representative everywhere in Europe. Second of all, it just has to matter that the vast majority of “non-conventional” myocarditis cases in Scandinavia are vaccine related. The vaccines don’t stop infection, so you’re not trading one risk for the other here. Third of all, the study shows that there are almost no Covid infection-related myocarditis cases at all – a mere 109 for 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, differing in no way from the false category of Covid-unrelated “conventional” myocarditis that the authors have created.