having had covid not associated with higher rates of myo/pericarditis
another covid talking point bites the dust?
it has been a “talking point of faith” for many american pundits and pharma peddlers that:
“sure, vaccines may cause increased risk of myo and pericarditis, but it’s lower than the increased risk of same from having gotten covid.”
this has always looked implausible for 2 simple reasons:
the society scale spike in these outcomes was not present in 2020 when covid was rampant and vaccines non-extant.
vaccines are associated with higher risk of covid infection anyhow and so, if covid causes heart problems, then getting vaxxed would appear the wrong way to go.
but, like so many other claims like “vaccines will stop spread” and “your mask protects me,” as the data really comes in, this tale of covid induced heart inflammation has failed to validate.
here’s a good sized israeli study. (published back in april)
The Incidence of Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Post COVID-19 Unvaccinated Patients—A Large Population-Based Study
the abstract lays it out:
and note that they disincluded the vaccinated. this is vital to do this properly. “vaxxed then got covid” is an entirely different signal.
the cohorts looked well balanced for age and risk factors. overall N was a good sized 788k, sufficiently powered for such signal rates.
there was so close to zero difference on myocarditis as an outcome as to be all but indistinguishable.
on pericarditis, having had covid was actually associated with lower risk (though this was not stat sig and is likely just noise based on low incidence rates. 0.01% = 1 in 10,000 so even in N’s of ~200k and 600k we’re talking about 20-60 cases. easy to have small variances skew outcome there)
but there is just no evidence here or in society scale data that covid was driving these forms of heart risk.
the timing issue has been clear in the hospital data for a year.
covid showed no meaningful effect thru 2020. they they started vaxxing young people and acute coinciditis broke out all over.
and they have been trying to blame the virus and 300 other made up factors ever since.
this appears to be one big shell game to divert attention and ascribe this spike in heart damage and death to anything but the experimental pharma rushed into billions of people without adequate safety testing.
these increases in incidence are not covid nor sunspots nor sudden adult death syndrome that has always been with us and yet that we somehow never quite noticed before.
this is gaslighting and “it’s worse if you get covid” was a key plank in that edifice.
it seemed so plausible.
but it’s not in the data and apparently never was.
and those making such claims either knew or should have known this.
it’s just another made up claim.
one day i will grow tired of posting this graphic.
but today is not that day.
Oh hey another case of the truth being the antipode of the claim. Just take whatever they're saying, invert it, and you'll have a fairly reliable indicator of reality.
why biden wanted a ministry of truth!
today i put 59 bucks in my subaru. my personal record!
let's go brandon