Originally published September 6, 2023 2:00 pm PDT
In a recent scientific review, researchers have delved deeper into the potential causal links between COVID-19 vaccines and fatal myocarditis.
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can weaken the heart and has various causes and symptoms, potentially leading to serious complications, including death.
The results of the new study, as of yet not peer-reviewed, suggest a connection between the vaccine and sudden unexpected deaths due to suspected myocarditis in vaccinated individuals.
The study’s background highlighted that “COVID-19 vaccines have been linked to myocarditis which in some circumstances can be fatal.”
The recent systematic review, authored by renowned cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough and colleagues, was aimed at investigating “potential causal links between COVID-19 vaccines and death from myocarditis using post-mortem analysis.”
The methodology was clear.
The team “performed a systematic review of all published autopsy reports involving COVID-19 vaccination-related myocarditis through July 3rd, 2023.”
The objective was to consider any autopsy studies that singled out “COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis as a possible cause of death.”
The team’s approach was robust, ensuring that “causality in each case was determined by three independent reviewers with cardiac pathology experience and expertise.”
From their research, they reported some significant findings.
Initially, “1,691 studies” were identified.
However, after adhering to the inclusion criteria set by the team, only “14 papers that contained 28 autopsy cases” were considered.
The data revealed that in the majority of the cases, “the cardiovascular system was the only organ system affected,” while “in 2 cases, myocarditis was characterized as a consequence from multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS).”
Notably, the research found a pattern in terms of the timeline, indicating that “the mean and median number of days from last COVID-19 vaccination until death was 6.2 and 3 days, respectively.”
Moreover, a majority of these deaths happened “within a week from the last injection.”
Perhaps the most pivotal revelation from the study is the causality link.
The team stated confidently that “all 28 deaths were causally linked to COVID-19 vaccination by independent adjudication.”
Drawing conclusions from their systematic review, the authors state: “The temporal relationship, internal and external consistency seen among cases in this review with known COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis, its pathobiological mechanisms and related excess death, complemented with autopsy confirmation, independent adjudication, and application of the Bradford Hill criteria to the overall epidemiology of vaccine myocarditis, suggests there is a high likelihood of a causal link between COVID-19 vaccines and death from suspected myocarditis in cases where sudden, unexpected death has occurred in a vaccinated person.”
Given the seriousness of these findings, the researchers emphasize the need for an “urgent investigation” for the “purpose of risk stratification and mitigation in order to reduce the population occurrence of fatal COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis.”
Note: The above research is a pre-print, which means it has not been peer-reviewed as of yet.
On Wednesday, COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna, Inc. confirmed that heart disease is linked to their shot.
The company’s press release affirmed that “[p]ostmarketing data demonstrate increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly within 7 days following the second primary series dose or first booster dose.”
The drug manufacturer emphasized that it cannot demonstrate its new COVID shot protects recipients from becoming infected with the virus.
Rather, Moderna states that the “vaccines may not protect all vaccine recipients.”
Read McCullough’s pre-print article below: