Myocarditis and COVID Vaccine: A Risk Benefit Analysis
By Penelope Sullivan
Special to www.JenniferMargulis.net
Last Friday I awoke to see social media posts of seven previously healthy children lying in hospital beds, attached to medical machines. After receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, these children were all diagnosed with inflammation of the heart muscle. This is a condition known as myocarditis.1,2,3
On June 16, 2021, Jacob Klynick, died. Less than three days after taking a Pfizer vaccine. He suffered a cardiac event. Jacob was thirteen.
Another teen, Simone Scott, developed myocarditis. Her condition was so severe she needed a heart transplant. The operation failed. Simone also died. Her heart problems began shortly after she received the Moderna vaccine.4,5
“I lost my only daughter,” her mother said. “…never thought I’d have to give up my daughter for the greater good of society. I do suspect it was the vaccine. If not directly, it played a role. I never knew that there was a risk for something as serious as this. I would have wanted to.”
Only a week earlier, a local 18-year-old boy experienced a heart attack and a local 20-year-old boy suffered a stroke, also following the COVID vaccine.
I asked myself, “Who will step forward to protect these children? When will we say, enough is enough?”
Teens with myocarditis flood the ICU
As if in answer, four hours later, I received a call from a pediatric nurse who is seeing a record number of teens in her ICU. She wanted to talk to me about her deep concern with the connection between myocarditis and COVID vaccine injections.
Her ICU currently has five in-patient and numerous outpatient teens dealing with myocarditis. I asked if this was normal. She told me this is the first time in her career that she’s seen this many children with myocarditis. These heart issues, she said, have arisen directly following COVID vaccination.
I asked if her hospital shared potential adverse reactions to the COVID-19 mRNA injections with staff members. She said no. The nurses are simply told that vaccines are “safe and effective.” She believes the number of children suffering from myocarditis at her hospital may be much higher. On other floors, nurses are treating teens with milder but similar symptoms. Myocarditis and COVID vaccine is not even on their radar and there could be even more children harmed by the COVID vaccine, but their cases are not being reported.
Myocarditis and COVID vaccine
After talking with this courageous nurse, I decided to find out more about myocarditis and COVID vaccine injections.
As I scanned the internet, I found dozens of headlines and news reports:
“Study: 7 US Teens Report Heart Inflammation after 2nd Pfizer Dose”6
“Israel Sees Probable Link Between Pfizer Vaccine and Myocarditis Cases”7
“18 Children and Young Adults Have Been Hospitalized in the State of Connecticut for Heart Related Issues After Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine”8
”Young people, especially males, are developing myocarditis following mRNA vaccine injections.9
Media outlets worldwide, as well as the CDC, report that these are “mild” cases of heart inflammation. They’ve also reported that children with myocarditis are only spending a few days in the hospital, and that these cases are “exceedingly rare.” Because of all of this, health authorities continue to assert that the benefit of the injections outweigh the risk.10
So just how mild are these vaccine-derived injuries? Is the risk of developing myocarditis or other adverse reactions, including death, worth getting a COVID vaccine? What is the risk to benefit analysis?
Myocarditis and COVID vaccine injections
There had been nearly 800 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis reported as an adverse reaction after an mRNA vaccine via VAERS as of June 10, 2021.
At least 90 of these cases were in the 12-17 group. Some 526 cases were in the 17-44 age group.11
For 12-17 year-olds, these statistics only cover a 3-month span! Keep in mind that the United States only started vaccinating children and teens in early April 2021.
Myocarditis: How mild is mild?
Those who developed post-vaccine myocarditis also often exhibited common COVID and flu-like symptoms. They suffered from fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, poor appetite, abdominal pain, dizziness, as well as moderate to severe chest pain and difficulty breathing. Usually people were in the hospital for three to four days.
Doctors used fever reducers, pain medication, and steroids to reduce symptoms.11
What are the long lasting implications of heart inflammation in young people?
Myocarditis is not a mild disease. As various studies on myocarditis indicate, there is a range of severity and subsequent outcomes.12,13 Untreated myocarditis can result in heart failure, heart attack, and stroke, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Reporting adverse reactions
In people between the ages of three and 44, there have been a total of 134,334 injuries attributed to the COVID vaccine alone, including 213 deaths reported as of June 11.11 A total of 5,993 deaths temporally following COVID-19 vaccination in all age groups have been reported so far.
(To contrast this with the number of people vaccinated in the United States, view this chart: https://usafacts.org/visualizations/covid-vaccine-tracker-states/.)
VAERS is not perfect. People in poor health and with pre-existing conditions may be more susceptible to vaccine injury. Older adults may also be more vulnerable to vaccine harm. At the same time, vaccination may not be the sole cause of adverse events.
At the same time, since March of 2020, health authorities have asserted that patients with multiple life-threatening health issues who died with COVID died from COVID itself. Public health officials exaggerate the number of deaths due to COVID. Similarly, some these deaths reported to VAERS, as some cases of myocarditis, may be unrelated to the vaccine.
On the other hand, a Harvard and HHS, Pilgrim study estimated that only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions are captured by VAERS.14,15 Many doctors simply ignore or even deny any correlation between vaccine and poor health outcomes. Others don’t even know this voluntary reporting system exists.
Though the numbers are likely not 100% accurate, VAERS captures signals. This lays the groundwork for further investigation. It’s how we discover emerging health patterns after mass vaccination. And right now there is a very strong signal between myocarditis and COVID vaccine injections.
About the author: Penelope Sullivan is a Certified Family and Nutritional Herbalist. She has been in the health field for 27 years, as a practitioner and teacher. A medical freedom advocate, Sullivan is also the Nevada County Ambassador for Children’s Health Defense, California Chapter. In addition, she is the founder of Nevada County for Vaccine Awareness. She’s passionate about encouraging dialogue on the topic of vaccines and informed consent. Her goal is to empower people to take charge of their health.