The Lead: Myocarditis in Kids
A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control along with other U.S. universities and hospitals does in fact show an increased risk of myocarditis after the Covid vaccines. It is not nothing so let’s try to break it down because the mainstream media has said next to nothing about this.
The study, published in JAMA Network at the end of January shows that the risk of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, is 133 times greater after an mRNA Covid vaccination. The risk is there “across multiple age and sex strata” but greater in adolescent men. The condition is serious enough for hospitalization but 87% of those hospitalized were discharged with “resolution of symptoms by time of discharge,” meaning that they were successfully treated.
The paper does not claim that the vaccine causes myocarditis but it does show a high correlation.
So what do we do with this? The study’s authors say that adolescents and young adults should have their progress monitored for “heart-related incidents after vaccination.” Also, given that the vaccine does not prevent Covid but has been shown to lessen its severity, each person should consult with their physician to discuss their own risk-benefit calculation.