Florida Surgeon General warns of 84% increase heart attack deaths 18-39 men
In March, Florida Health advised against giving any child a Covid vaccine. Now the Florida Surgeon General says adult men under 40 should not get mRNA vaccines against Covid because it nearly doubles their risk of a fatal heart attack in the following month. Not many men in their 20s and 30s die of a heart attack, but it’s a very big deal when they do, and this means nearly half of the deaths in that 28 day period post vaccination are a tragedy that could have been prevented.
With such a strong signal, and in just a 28 day period, we have to ask, why did it take so long to pick this up? Surely someone should have put the brakes on after the first few months? Where are all our Chief Health Officers now — they must have some data on this, and if they don’t, that’s a scandal in itself.
Men above 60 had a 10% increased risk of cardiac fatality. Since heart attacks are so much more common in older men this may well have cost more lives.
This trainwreck could be seen coming
Ever since we knew myocarditis was increased, we knew deaths would too:
The cost-benefit ratio for vaccination at age 60+ is different but heart attacks are not the only potential drawback in the equation either. And given the lack of care, public data or even interest in reporting real risks, how can anyone calculate anything?
Dr Twitter decided that this was misinformation
Her is the dangerous tweet that Twitter said, “violated the Twitter rules”.
As ZeroHedge reported Twitter deleted the tweet, but a day later they republished it — perhaps realizing that the launch-loop of their counter-attack was coming right back at them.
The Streisand effect would bring even more attention to the Florida Health announcement. Even Politico has written about the censorship. And since the message came from a “state health official” and from a guy with an MD and a PhD from Harvard no less, by deleting the tweet Twitter presumably violated its own rules too. “Authoritative sources” don’t get much more authoritative than this. Worst of all, Twitter was telling the world that what matters to Twitter is not truth, or even “the official truth” but just whether the tweet supports Big Pharma.
Excuse me, your slip is showing…
Now that the illusion of free speech is back (momentarily) there is an active debate on the twitter thread about the merits and failures of the study.
#1. “Diagnosis codes for cardiac-related deaths are imperfect.” Yes! But that is true for every subgroup we examined. Only in young men was the risk extremely high, and it was also increased in older men.
#2. “COVID test information was only available on death certificates.” No! We used all of our data resources-test results, vaccine records, death records-to exclude individuals who had documented COVID-19 infection, as we write in the Methods section.
#3. “The sample size is too small.” 3a. Elevated cardiac risk was also found in older men, and there were thousands of deaths in this group. 3b. The total cardiac deaths meeting inclusion criteria among young men was 77, not 20, as has been going around the web.
hat tips to Eric Worrall, MM from Canada, Old Ozzie, another Ian, Wendy B, David Maddison.
For those who want more details on the Florida study, thanks to the Epoch Times:
The analysis from the Florida Health Department that informed Ladapo’s latest recommendation had sought to “evaluate the risks of all-cause and cardiac-related mortality following COVID-19 vaccination.”
Residents in Florida aged 18 years or older who died within 25 weeks of having received a COVID-19 vaccine, since the start of the vaccination roll-out in the state—Dec. 15, 2020—were included. The study end date was June 1, 2022.
People were excluded from the study if they had a documented COVID-19 infection, had a COVID-19 associated death, had received a COVID-19 vaccine booster, or had received their last COVID-19 vaccine after Dec. 8 2021. The last criterion was put in place to make sure that each person was followed up after 25 weeks.
The study found that COVID-19 vaccination “was not associated with an elevated risk for all-cause mortality,” but “was associated with a modestly increased risk for cardiac-related mortality 28 days following vaccination.”
“Results from the stratified analysis for cardiac-related death following vaccination suggests mRNA vaccination may be driving the increased risk in males, especially among males aged 18–39,” according to the analysis.
It also noted that the risk for both all-cause and cardiac-related deaths was “substantially higher 28 days following COVID-19 infection.”
As such, the study concluded that people should weigh the risk associated with mRNA vaccination with the risk associated with COVID-19 infection.
Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen)
October 10, 2